Thanks for the suggestion regarding scorekeepers. If teams are OK with paying more money for the tournament, I will be happy to hire scorekeepers for the day.
However, I was a bit surprised about number of questions being read being a concern, and I am also surprised that the quality of moderators was criticized. Even though I don't believe every single moderator was perfect, I believe we had a very high quality group assembled, and the stats seem to support this (once again many thanks to Mike Laudermith, Matt Laird, Jon Greenthal, and Ben Dillon for reading for the tournament). Stats don't vouch for pronunciation etc., but I have a hard time seeing how numbers of questions read could be a concern.
We finished the eleven round RR by 3:45 PM, and the two-game final finished by 4:50 PM, meaning we got in 13 rounds before 5 PM. The LOWEST number of toss-ups read in any match was 19, with the mean at 22.9. Dan-Don heard 234 TUs in 10 matches for an average of 23.4 TUH per game. As there are only 24 questions in each set, Dan-Don only missed out on six questions all day. The lowest average for any team was 22.0. In comparison, my team heard an average of 21.5 TU per game at HSNCT last year, and other teams heard a similar number of questions (and keep in mind that there are 26 questions per HSNCT set, so some games can have 25 or 26 TUs).
All that being said, I hope Dan-Don will bring a posse of Wildcats down to next year's Midwest Championship so you guys can do some even better reading and scorekeeping. Maybe we can get the mean, mode, and median of questions read per match all equal to 24?