I, Andrew Watkins, will be reprising my role of tournament director. However, Dallas Simons will be taking over full editing responsibilities for the set.

Register through me, by email: I can be reached at [email protected]. In order for me to put you down as having registered, I need to receive an email with "HFT Registration" in the subject line from you. "School X will be bringing five teams" will count for you having registered five teams. "We are thinking of maybe bringing 1-7 teams" will certainly let me know of your interest, which will be noted in this post, but we won't consider that a registration of any number of teams.

Questions

As in previous years, the questions will be house-written. They are longer than the typical NAQT or state-format tossup. Unlike last year, there will be no bifurcation into more challenging playoff rounds, though the finals can be expected to be harder than the rest of the tournament, and the questions overall will be slightly harder than the average regular-season tournament--but dramatically easier from the harder set of questions from last year.

Last year's set is hosted at Chris Carter's archive.

Tournament format

Rounds will be untimed and consist of packets of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses. Assuming we hit our projected field of 36 teams, teams will be assigned to six brackets of six teams, play a full round robin, and then, after any necessary tiebreakers, get rebracketed into six brackets of six teams, followed by a playoff round robin and subsequent finals (if necessary). This means that every team is guaranteed ten rounds of play, plus the possibility of tiebreakers and finals.

Fee structure

$70 base fee

-$10 buzzer discount

**Field (28) (15 buzzers)**State College (5)

Kellenberg (3) (4 buzzers, 1 mod)

Dunbar (2)

HHH West (2, 2 buzzers)

St Joe's (2, 2 buzzers)

Newtown (2)

Simsbury (2)

Hunter (1, 2 buzzers)

Bromfield (1)

Emma Willard (1)

Concord Carlisle (1) (3 buzzers)

MLK (1)

St. Andrew's (1, 1 buzzers)

Exeter (1, 1 buzzers)

Needham (1)

Needham + others scab

Hunter + Ranney scab