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Grapes of Smath III

High school tournament on December 15, 2018

Host location: NCSSM

Address: 1219 Broad Street, Durham, North Carolina 27705

Question Set: 2018 Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XIII

Field cap: 18 teams

Hello everyone, NCSSM is pleased to announce the third annual Grapes of Smath on Saturday, 15 December 2018, reading the Harvard HFT XIII question set. The top teams will qualify for PACE nationals (to be confirmed soon). Standard NAQT rules will apply.

The cost of the tournament will be $60 per team, with a $10 reduction for each functional standard quiz bowl-acceptable buzzer set (up to one per team you're bringing) on a first-come, first-serve basis. We have capacity for 18 teams at our tournament. The tournament will have 9 rounds, with each team being guaranteed being able to play every round.

To register, please contact Vittal Bhat at bhat19vittal@ncssm.edu before midnight on December 13 with the school name, the number of teams, and the number of buzzer systems you wish to bring. Payments can be mailed in advance or paid on the day of the tournament, either in cash or in a check made out to NCSSM-SCSSI.

Check-in will begin in Watts lobby of NCSSM (1219 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705) at 8:30 am, and the tournament will begin promptly at 9:00 am. The tournament should be over by around 5:00 pm, with an hour between the morning and afternoon rounds for lunch. Lunch and breakfast will not be provided, and more information about local food options will be given prior to and at the tournament. Parking can be found in the main parking lot on W. Club Boulevard. If you have any questions, feel free to send us a message or an email.

We hope to see your team at the Grapes of Smath!

Vittal Bhat and Faith Baxley c/o 2019
Captains, NCSSM Quiz Bowl

Entry information

Team entry fees per school

  • Base fee per team: $60


  • Buzzer discount: -$10 per working buzzer system (limit 1)

Additional entry information

  • Minimum fee per team: $50
This entry is owned by Vittal Bhat.