DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

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DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by J. Young » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:11 pm

I'd like to thank Audrey for maintaining last year's thread.

I will be stepping up to the plate again and managing the DC Metro quizbowl calendar for the 2019-2020 season. I will be including local college tournaments so that any colleges hosting tournaments for high schoolers can work around those - note that not all of the college tournaments listed permit high schoolers to compete. If you want me to add an event to this list, email me at [email protected], message me privately on the forums, or make a post in the thread below (with the latter preferred). If you could also include the type of question set you're using (NAQT IS sets, IS-A sets, housewrite, etc.), that would be very helpful.


Red: NHBB events
Orange: National championships
Green: NAQT regular season events
Purple: Novice tournaments
Magenta: College tournaments (open to high schools)
Light Blue: College tournaments (closed to high schools)
Black: Regular season, non-NAQT high school events
Asterisks after event indicates tentative date

September 7:
September 14 (ACT):
September 21: VT Fall (NAQT IS-185A)
September 28: JHU HS Novice (NAQT IS-A)

October 5 (SAT):
October 6 (Sunday): Centennial Tournament (IS-185A)
October 12: Georgetown Fall (NAQT IS-186), SWATA Steele Memorial @ Honaker (Scottie), JHU Collegiate Novice
October 19:
October 26 (ACT): JHU Fall (IS-188), Cav Classic @ UVA (IS-188), CNN @ Cave Spring MS (SCOP Novice)

November 2 (SAT): ACF Fall @ UMD
November 9: TJNAT (IS-184A), SWATA Legion Memorial @ Gate City
November 16: Prison Bowl Mirror @ VT, Burleigh Manor Middle School Invitational (MS-32)
November 23: CSI XIV @ Cave Spring (LOGIC)
November 30:

December 7 (SAT): DC Metro History Bowl @ TJ (NHBB C set)
December 14 (ACT): GSin @ Maggie Walker (RAFT), SWATA State Line Showdown @ Virginia HS
December 15 (Sunday): RM MS/HS Fall Novice (SCOP)
December 21:
December 28:

January 4: SWATA Tornado Invitational @ Richlands
January 11: Northern Virginia History Bowl @ TJ (NHBB B set)
January 18: Blacksburg HS Invitational (IS-186)
January 25: MVGS Open @ Lord Fairfax CC Middletown (IS-191A)

February 1: Maryland History Bowl @ River Hill (NHBB B set)
February 8 (ACT):
February 15: James Blair Bowl @ William and Mary (HS+), Georgetown Spring (BHSAT), TJMST (NAQT MS-30)
February 22: MS History Bowl @ TJ, NCIS IX @ Cave Spring (BLAST)
February 23 (Sunday): RM Spring @ Richard Montgomery (HFT Mirror)
February 29: JHU Winter (IS)

March 7:
March 14 (SAT): GDS Ben Cooper Memorial (Regs+), REDSTART @ Blair (BLAST)
March 21:
March 28: VCU Spring (Reinstein)

April 4 (ACT):
April 11: JHU Spring (iS)
April 18: TJIAT (STASH)
April 25:

May 2 (SAT):
May 9:
May 16:
May 23:
May 30:

June 6 (SAT):
June 13 (ACT):
June 20:
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by J. Young » Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:23 pm

Can this thread be stickied and the last season's archived? In addition, is there a way to display the calendar post above the chronologically first post in this thread, if possible?
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by SwedenSour » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:52 pm

TJ would like to reserve the following dates:

November 9th for TJNAT, to be run on NAQT IS-184A;
January 25th for TJMST, to be run on NAQT MS-31;
February 15th for TJIAT, to be run on our housewrite, STASH.

We would also like to claim dates for our NHBB tournaments:

January 11th for NHBB's B set,
February 22nd for NHBB's MS set.

Thanks!

Edit: Added a set for TJIAT
Edit: Added our NHBB tournaments, switched TJNAT with TJMST
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by alcibiades » Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:28 am

Richard Montgomery HS would like to tentatively claim the following dates:

November 23: Fall Novice (SCOP) MS and HS Divisions
January 4: RM Winter (HFT XIV)

Thanks!
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by katlei » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:44 pm

Montgomery Blair would like to tentatively claim January 19 (Sunday) for BLAST and March 21 for another high school tournament.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Jλamb » Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:20 pm

Maggie Walker would like to claim December 14 for Governor’s School Academic Competition (GSAC) XXVI, which is tentatively set to use our housewrite for the upcoming season, GSAC XXVI: Return of the Jedi.

Many thanks!
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by kamikaze » Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:23 pm

Cave Spring High School would like to tentatively claim November 23rd for our Cave Spring Invitational XIV (CSI) using the LOGIC housewrite and February 22nd for our NCIS IX using a possible IS set. We will also post news of our Roanoke Classic later this season.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Carolus Magnus » Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:01 pm

Honaker tentatively plans to host the Steele Memorial Invitational III on October 12th.

As this will be a tournament under the SWATA banner (the Southwest Virginia Academic Team Alliance), it will be open exclusively to teams from Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Smyth, Tazewell, Grayson, Bland, Carroll, and Wythe counties as well as the independent cities of Norton and Galax. SWATA maintains this "border" due to geographic and financial limitations which usually prevent our region's teams from traveling 4+ hours to Richmond, Charlottesville, the Tidewater, or the DC-Metro area. While some teams from outside the footprint have inquired about future participation, we still feel that this circuit's primary goal is to provide accessibility for underserved teams with a limited capacity for travel.

Interested parties within the footprint may reach me at charliejperkins[at]gmail[dot]com.

SWATA plans to host another round of 4 tournaments this season, one per month, beginning with the Steele Memorial Invitational in October. Dates for the other 3 tournaments will be made available as soon as possible.

Question sets have yet to be determined, but due to the overlap in NAQT and VHSL questions, we expect the 4 tournaments to feature a mix of both NAQT and housewritten sets.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by srawhizz » Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:49 pm

To semi-immediately bounce off the previous post, Gate City High School tentatively plans to host the Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament (LMIT) IV on November 9th. It will likely be the second tournament in the 2019-2020 SWATA series.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by High Dependency Unit » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:07 am

If anyone in the DC or Virginia area is looking to mirror a regular-difficulty housewrite in the fall or spring, RAFT (viewtopic.php?f=109&t=22863) is available October 1, potentially sooner, and our team is actively seeking out sites across the country. Contact me if you're interested.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by hexagonman » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm

JHU would like to claim 9/28 for our High School Novice Tournament and 10/5 for our Collegiate Novice Tournament.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Curious Homunculus » Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:33 pm

GDS would like to claim 11/9 for the next iteration of the Benjamin Cooper Memorial Tournament. It will be run on a regs+ set as not to conflict with TJNAT.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by hexagonman » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:25 am

hexagonman wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:46 pm
JHU would like to claim 9/28 for our High School Novice Tournament and 10/5 for our Collegiate Novice Tournament.
Corrected to the correct date of 10/5 for Collegiate Novice
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by shrayo » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:57 pm

Georgetown will be hosting its Fall Invitational on October 12th
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Sophia44 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:22 pm

Blair would also like to reserve November 16th for WAIT.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by A_Wilson » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:13 am

Virginia Tech would like to reserve November 16th to mirror Prison Bowl XII. It's a reg+ set so hopefully it won't conflict with Blair hosting WAIT.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by eseifte1 » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:21 pm

The Centennial Invitational Tournament will be held on SUNDAY October 6, 2019 and we can now announce that we are using NAQT 185A.
This set will not overlap with the Virginia team leagues, but unfortunately will overlap with those in southern Pennsylvania. The announcement and registration link has been posted under Regular Season for High School.

The Burleigh Manor Middle School Invitational will be held on SATURDAY November 16. This will be for middle school and elementary schools only and we will be using NAQT MS-32. The announcement and registration link has been posted under Regular Season for Middle School.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by hexagonman » Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:59 pm

JHU would like to claim 10/26 for a Fall HS Tournament with an IS-Level Packet.
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Post by jsprouse » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:32 pm

Cave Spring Middle School (CSMS) would like to reserve October 26th for our Novice Tournament (to be named) in Roanoke, VA. We plan to use SCOP 10.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by hexagonman » Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:53 pm

Due to EFT, JHU will be moving our collegiate novice tournament to 10/12
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by The Football War » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:25 pm

Because Chess States is being held at TJ on 3/7, we have decided to move TJIAT later to 4/18. We hope that this change will make TJIAT a true
"nats-prep" tournament like it has been in the past.

EDIT: Rescheduled date changed from 2/15 to 4/18
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by alcibiades » Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:08 pm

Due to conflict with our It's Ac taping, our Fall Novice tournament is being moved to 12/7. A forum post will be up in a few days.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Curious Homunculus » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:07 pm

GDS's Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament will be moving later in the year and we would tentatively like to claim March 14th for that tournament. I ran into some trouble working with the administration to reserve the building, but with unabated optimism I expect the second attempt to reserve the building to be more successful than the first.
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Post by sadieb328 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:58 pm

William & Mary (Williamsburg, VA) will be hosting our HS+ housewrite, James Blair Bowl, on February 15th
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by sZwx74 » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:25 pm

Unfortunately, due to issues with reserving the building and getting permission from administration to host the tournament, Blair will have to cancel its WAIT mirror originally planned for November 16th. However, our two tournaments later in the year are still on, and we may decide to use WAIT for the spring one instead.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Arabidopsis failiana » Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:04 pm

Cavalier Classic at UVA is on October 26 using IS-188. There's already an announcement posted.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Carolus Magnus » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:28 pm

Some SWATA updates:

-The Steele Memorial Invitational III (Oct 12) will be running a mirror of the 2019 Scottie.
-The 2nd State Line Showdown (at Virginia High School) is scheduled for December 14th.
-The Tornado Invitational III (at Richlands High School) is scheduled for January 4th.

Reminder that SWATA is a closed circuit; see my initial post in this thread for a listing of SWATA's geographic footprint.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by mithokie » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:35 am

Blacksburg High Academic Invitational on 12/14/19 using NAQT IS-186
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by hexagonman » Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:30 pm

JHU would like to claim 2/29 and 4/25 for our HS Winter and HS Spring respectively. Both sets will be played on IS packets.
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Post by Cody » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:44 pm

VCU would like to claim March 28 for a HS tournament TBD.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by alcibiades » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:12 pm

Due to magnet testing, RM Winter Novice has been moved to Sunday, December 15th. A forum post has been made.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by hexagonman » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:47 am

JHU would like to move its Spring Tournament to 4/11
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by shrayo » Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:57 pm

Georgetown would like to claim 2/8 for its Spring Tournament
EDIT: We will be mirroring BHSAT XXIX
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by shrayo » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:32 pm

Actually, Georgetown will be hosting its Spring tournament on 2/15.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by katlei » Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:09 pm

BLAST at Blair will now be on March 21, not January 19.
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Post by mithokie » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:40 pm

The Blacksburg High Academic Invitational is moving from December 14, 2019 to January 18, 2020. The question set will still be NAQT: IS-186.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by alcibiades » Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:14 pm

RM's tournament originally scheduled for 1/4 will be postponed to a later date in January/February. A specific date will be posted shortly.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by Rocket21 » Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:31 pm

RM would like to claim Sunday, February 23 for its RM Spring Invitational mirroring HFT XIV.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by katlei » Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:54 pm

REDSTART (BLAST at Blair) will now be on March 14 due to problems with scheduling the building. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Re: DC Metro 2019-2020 Date Claim Thread

Post by SwedenSour » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:43 pm

TJMST has been postponed to February 15th due to logistical issues.
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