Rickards Fall Tournament (10/12-13/07) Tallahassee, FL

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Rickards Fall Tournament (10/12-13/07) Tallahassee, FL

Post by Saiem »

Dear Brain Bowl Sponsor,

It’s that time of year again! James S. Rickards High School will be hosting its fall invitational on Friday, October 12 through Saturday, October 13, and we would be excited if your school could attend. We want this to be the premier competition for everyone, so schools are encouraged to bring multiple teams so that everyone can play. The competition will be held at Rickards High (3013 Jim Lee Rd. Tallahassee, FL) and registration will be $100 per team, with $15 off for each fully functional buzzer set each school can provide – We really need and appreciate these. As always, we will be selling all 15 packets of questions for $20 after the tournament is over, though we encourage you to include it in your entry check. A lunch (on Saturday) of pizza and chips will be provided for a sum ($4.99), or can be obtained from various off-campus sources.

As always, this will be an official NAQT tournament. We will be using Invitational Series 68, so please make sure that you have not already played this set (specifically teams from Georgia). This means that the top four teams at our tournament will earn a berth to go to NAQT Nationals in Chicago. For the first time, we will separate our teams into JV and Varsity divisions based on grade. In order to be eligible for JV division you must be a 10th grader or younger, though students that are more competitive are encouraged to play in Varsity.

All teams are guaranteed to play at least seven round robin matches, and we will have single elimination playoffs after lunch on Saturday.

The deadline for an RSVP is Friday, October 5, 2007. Please include:
*How many teams will be coming from your school
*How many total people expecting to eat the Rickards-provided lunch will be coming
*How many sets of buzzers your team can provide
*Anything special we need to know (e.g. Disabilities for which to plan, inability to stay past 5 P.M. on Saturday, inability to be at Rickards before 6 P.M on Friday, etc.) – The more pressing these issues are, the more in advance we need your RSVP, or at least contact, for some issues may preclude attendance.

You may RSVP via email to [email protected]

NOTE: (FYI) – The date of the tournament is NOT an ACT or SAT Test date!

We hope your school can attend!


Mary Laba, Sponsor
Martha Ray, Sponsor
Saiem Gilani, Club President
Allan Long, Club Vice President and tournament director

Rickards High School Brain Bowl Tournament

October 12-13, 2007

Entry Form

School Name: ___________________________________________________________

Team Sponsor: __________________________________________________________

School Address: _________________________________________________________


School Phone: (______) __________________ School Fax: (______) ______________

Home Phone: (______) __________________

Coach E-Mail: __________________________________________________________

Coach Cell Phone: (______) ______________________

We will be bringing _______ players and ______ sponsors/chaperones.

We will be bringing _______ people who will eat lunch.

We will be entering _______ JV team(s) and _______ Varsity team(s).

Entry Fee(s) _________ ($100 per team)

Less Discount _________ ($15 per buzzer system, no limit)

Questions _________ ($20 per set)

Total Enclosed _________ (check or p.o. # must accompany order)

Make Registration Check Payable to: Rickards Brain Bowl

Return form to: Mary Laba
James S. Rickards High School
3013 Jim Lee Road
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Deadline for Entry Form: October 5, 2007

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Post by kCobain911 »

I am pretty sure about this. October 13 is PSAT testing date so many juniors will be trying to make NMSQT.

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Post by Saiem »

We can't really change our date, though its not working out so well on our end either. But we're going to carry on and hope for the best.

With 3 weeks left to register the field is looking like:

Leon High School - 2 - 1
Lincoln High School - 1 - 1
Wakulla High School - 1 - 1
Robert F. Munroe High School - 1 - 1
Pensacola High School - 1 - 1
Hardee High School - 1 - 1

For a total of 7 Varsity and 6 JV teams.
We're liking the quality of the field thus far in the registration process. It looks like it'll be decently competitive.

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