2022 NAQT Michigan State Championship [April 9th, IS-210, Online]

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2022 NAQT Michigan State Championship [April 9th, IS-210, Online]

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DeWitt High School and the Michigan Quiz Bowl Coaches Association are excited to announce that we will be hosting an online State Championship for the state of Michigan.

DATE AND TIME:
The tournament will take place online via Zoom on April 9th, 2022. There will be a coaches meeting at 8:30am ET and matches will begin at 9:00am ET. Players should plan to be in their first competition room by 8:55am at the latest.

REGISTRATION:
Teams can register using NAQT's registration system here: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field ... t_id=13124

QUESTIONS/FORMAT:
This tournament will use NAQT's IS-210 question set, with a standard 20/20 TU/B format. Computational math tossups will be skipped, but computational math bonuses will be read.
The tournament will take place over Zoom. Video will be required for all participants, and all participants will be required to keep at least one hand visible on-camera at all times.

Buzzing will happen via Buzzin.Live or an equivalent platform

There is a limit of 1 team per school for this tournament. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no qualification restriction for participating in this tournament.

Only 6 distinct players per team may play in any given game, with 4 players per team playing at any given time, though there is no actual cap on the number of players allowed on a team's roster.

Teams will be divided into Class A, Class B, and a combined Class C/D division by their MHSAA Classification, using the "Enrollment Total" column found here: https://www.mhsaa.com/portals/0/documen ... enroll.pdf

Currently each division is marked as limited to a field of 16 teams, however these limits will be raised if interest is high enough and staffing logistics allow.

The tournament will have a preliminary round robin, likely consisting of 5 games, followed by lunch and a single or elimination tournament bracket with placement games for the losing teams. The tournament bracket will likely consist of only the top third to top half of the initial field.

I recognize that running an elimination tournament is a controversial decision, but it was the majority decision of the MI QB Coaches Association, and was based on the fatigue that many have observed occurring for students in online tournaments, particularly those on losing teams. It was generally viewed favorably by participants in the 2021 iteration of the State Championship. For future in-person iterations of the state tournament, my expectation is that we will use a double round robin format

PRIZES:
Note: If we get a large enough number of teams signing up in a given division, the prizes for 2nd and 3rd place may be upgraded to trophies. Additionally, if there are fewer than 10 teams in a division, the number of teams receiving awards may be decreased.

For Class A and Class B divisions:

1st Place team for each division will receive a trophy, and a medal for each player (up to 6 players per team)
2nd Place team for each division will receive a plaque, and a medal for each player (up to 6 players per team)
3rd Place team for each division will receive a plaque, and a medal for each player (up to 6 players per team)

For the Class C/D division:

The above will hold true, except that if the 1st Place team is from Class C, then the top ranked team from Class D will also receive a trophy and a medal for each player, and vice versa. If that top ranked team from the non-winning class places in 2nd or 3rd place, then they will receive their class trophy instead of the standard prize for that position.

Additionally, if a prize-winning team has more than 6 players, they can optionally get more than 6 of the individual awards associated with their victory if their team is willing to pay the cost of those extra awards.

For individual awards:

Awards will be given based on a player's points per 20 tossups heard through the preliminary rounds. A player will only be eligible for an individual award if they have heard at least 75% of their team's total tossups heard. The top 5 players will be considered their individual Division's "First Team All-State" players and receive First Team All-State medals. The 6th through 10th ranked players will be considered their individual Division's "Second Team All-State" players and Second Team All-State medals. If there are fewer than 10 teams in a division, then it's possible only First Team All-State awards will be distributed.

FEES:
There is a flat fee of $115 per team for this tournament, and between a $20 and $35/staffer discount, depending on if the staffer has access to a Zoom account with Unlimited Length Meeting Hosting enabled.

Checks can be addressed to

DeWitt High School
Attn: Quiz Bowl c/o Shawna Boyle
13601 Panther Drive
DeWitt, MI 48820

MODERATORS:
We are currently seeking staffers for this tournament. Staffers who have experience using TJ Sheets and Buzzin.Live are preferred. Compensation will be $35 for staffers who have access to their own Zoom account with Unlimited Length Meeting Hosting enabled, and $20 for staffers who do not.

NOTE:
We are committed to ensuring that quiz bowl is safe, open, and welcoming for all participants. If at any point someone in this tournament makes you feel unsafe or unwelcome, please feel free to reach out to myself or any other staffers. Additionally, we strongly encourage the use of the quiz bowl misconduct form, which is a joint effort by PACE, NAQT, ACF, and IAC. The misconduct form can be accessed here: https://tinyurl.com/qbmisconduct
Jimmy Dunn
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl 2004-2009
Michigan State University 2009-2013
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl Coach 2017-present
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Jimmy Dunn
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl 2004-2009
Michigan State University 2009-2013
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl Coach 2017-present
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