Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Spring Tournament 2022 @ Cony [5/21/22]

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Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Spring Tournament 2022 @ Cony [5/21/22]

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NOTE: This tournament is not region-restricted; any team may play!

I am pleased to announce the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Spring Tournament (in collaboration with the Cony Quiz Team), our first in person event, at Cony High School in Augusta, ME

This tournament will be directed by myself, Nicole Pruitt.

Location and Dates

The Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Spring Tournament will be hosted at Cony Middle/High School, 60 Pierce Drive, Augusta, Maine, just off Route 17 and minutes away from I-95 and I-295.

The tournament will take place on Saturday, May 21st, 2022, from 8:30 AM to 5 PM.

Questions/Format

The Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Spring Tournament will be using the NAQT IS-211A set. This set is considered to be of introductory difficulty and is similar to the difficulty used at MEQBA Fall. We will be using the standard 20/20 format and NAQT rules, but there will be no game clock. There will be no computational math tossups; there will, however, be computational math bonuses.

Teams will be fairly placed into preliminary brackets before being re-seeded for playoffs. Teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 8 games; teams will be expected to play all 8-10 rounds, even if you are not in contention for the championship.

Teams

There are a maximum of 6 players per team, four of whom may play at once. If you wish to bring more players than that, please register additional teams. There are no exceptions to this rule. Teams may play short, with one player as a minimum. Nobody may switch teams during the tournament, such as from “A” to “B” or otherwise.

The field is capped at 16 teams. You will be placed onto a waitlist if you miss the cutoff and will enter the field as teams drop or the field expands the field can theoretically expand up to 18 teams).

We are happy to allow pseudonymous teams and teams not directly sponsored by their district to register. However, we do have certain requirements for these teams, so please contact us via phone or email prior to registration and we will be happy to work with you.

It is not mandatory for a coach, parent, or adult to attend with their team; our team provides adequate supervision for all.

Readers, Buzzers, and Question Sets

Each school is required to bring one reader for every two teams attending the tournament. Schools that cannot bring readers will be charged a $20 fee per team. Keep in mind this does not have to be a coach! It can be a player who would rather read, an extra player, a parent, an alumnus, someone’s friend, sibling, or third cousin twice removed, or anyone else that can read and scorekeep. Any additional readers beyond the 2:1 ratio will be given a $20 discount.
Each reader should bring a laptop computer, as the packets and scoresheets will be digital.

For each fully working buzzer set a school brings to the tournament, $15 will be removed from the amount owed.

Prizes

Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams and the very best individual with the highest average Points per Game overall. The eight or so high scorers will be awarded book prizes. We may add additional prizes at our discretion.

Fees

The fee structure is as follows:

$65 per team
$20 additional per team if no readers are brought
$0 additional if 1 reader for each two teams is brought
-$20 for each additional reader
-$15 for each working buzzer set

We can process cash, checks, and purchase orders. We are happy to provide a W9 and an invoice on request. Please make out checks to “Nicholas Richard Pruitt”. You can mail checks, POs, and any other paperwork to 65 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME, 04240.

Payment is due the morning of the event.


Registration

In order to register, use this link to go to the NAQT Registration Portal. Once you receive a confirmation from us, you are officially registered.

Please ensure that you register prior to the day of the tournament! Registration closes five days prior to the event.
Should there be less than four teams signed up for this event two weeks out, this event will be cancelled or moved online. Should we move online, teams will receive a partial refund.

Food

We will not be serving breakfast, but we will be providing pizza from either Bruno's in Hallowell or Cushnoc in Augusta for Lunch. An order form for pizza will go out about a week and a half before the tournament

Stats

Full and complete team and individual statistics will be posted within 48 hours after the completion of each event.

Please let us know if you have any further questions! You can ask in this thread or email [email protected].
Nicole (Nic) Pruitt (she/her/they/them)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
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Re: Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance Spring Tournament 2022 @ Cony [5/21/22]

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This tournament happened yesterday. Congrats to Cony A for winning by going 6-2. Shoutout to Steven Scoville and the Cony Crew for letting us host at their beautiful facility. Can't wait to see y'all Mainers next year.
Nicole (Nic) Pruitt (she/her/they/them)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
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