Host location: University of Missouri
Address: Arts and Science Building, Columbia, Missouri
Question Set: NAQT Invitational Series #115
Field cap: 32 teams
This tournament will be run in the twenty tossup/bonus format on NAQT IS-115. Games consist of twenty tossups worth ten points each followed by non-rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will feature "powers" (additional points awarded for correct buzzes very early in the question) and "negs" (five point deductions for incorrect answers before the question is finished).
The field is currently limited to the first 30 teams to register, though we will make every effort to include all interested teams. There will not be a separate junior varsity division, but schools are welcome to register multiple teams.
The tournament will feature a bracketed round robin and playoff, the exact specifications of which will be determined by the final field size. The field will not be divided into small and large school divisions, but the top-finishing small-school team (as well as the top four teams overall) will receive trophies, and an all-tournament team will be recognized.
* Moderator discount is per experienced moderator that a team brings to the tournament. We specifically request you let us know about this well in advance of the tournament, and will reserve the right to choose our moderators. If we end up with enough staff, we may not offer this discount. Moderators will be provided a lunch.
** Scorekeeper discount per competent scorekeeper your school brings. Scorekeepers will be provided a lunch.
The minimum fee for teams taking advantage of the moderator discount is $0.