I am pleasantly surprised to learn such a thing is possible, but I wonder why NAQT didn't set something like this up a long time ago? If I'm reading this right, you're saying that technically any student in my region is eligible (pending ACUI approval which is evidently not-impossible to get) to take command of the Moravian SCT? If that's the case, I would expect NAQT to be able to find a person somewhere whose successful TDship count is greater than, well, zero. While I understand that nobody else in my region evidently submitted a bid, there's a world of difference between being able to get an entire staffing corps and location together and having one person who's able to oversee the process. If NAQT can ensure from afar that Moravian college and its lack of quizbowl people of any sort are capable of running and fully staffing a timed SCT, it seems like finding a single person with experience who could coordinate the site would be comparatively easy.I was brought onto the ACUI Region 11 leadership team as their academic challenge coordinator (in other words, SCT guy). As such, I bid for the Region 11 site as "ACUI Region 11," and we will be hosting at Missouri State. Are there any other ACUI-bid-winning sites that have established quizbowlers as their TDs?
Interested parties should certainly get into contact with their ACUI regional directors. If your institution is an ACUI member, then typically any student is eligible to serve an ACUI functional position. If your region doesn't have a quizbowl coordinator, ask if you can do it, and feel free to bring me up as precedent. If there is one, talk with them to see if they would like your help.
Jeff, is this something NAQT can get behind, or are there obstacles? I can't think of anything that would more readily prevent anything unfortunate from happening than matching up each site with an experienced TD.
EDIT: Are faculty/staff eligible to do this? What is official NAQT policy on transporting kidnapped Jordan Boyd-Graber across state lines in the trunk of my car?