Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette, IN

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Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette, IN

Postby stanjast » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:52 pm

The Purdue University Quiz Bowl Team is proud to announce the inaugural Boilermaker Buzzathon High School Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 14th, on Purdue's West Lafayette, Indiana campus. This will be an NAQT-style tournament and will run on NAQT's INVITATIONAL SERIES 161A (IS-161A) question set.

Purdue is easily accessible via Interstate 65 (and is just north of I-74), making it convenient to teams from Indiana, the Chicagoland area and Central Illinois.

Schools may bring as many teams as they like. Top finishers will qualify for the 2017 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament or, if you're a small school, the 2017 NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament.

These are the fee particulars:
BASE FEE: $70 per team

DISCOUNTS:
-$5 per working buzzer system (limit 2 per team)
-$10 per experienced staffer
-$30 if the team travels more than 125 miles (one-way) to Purdue

Minimum fee: $30 per team

Please register your team before Monday, January 9th by e-mailing me at stan.jastrzebski [at] gmail [dot] com or by filling out our online registration form.
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) (NAQT set 161A

Postby stanjast » Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:41 pm

One quick note: in order to make this tournament as accessible as possible to high school teams in the Midwest (and to avoid a set many Illinois schools may play during the course of the year), we've changed our question set to NAQT IS-161A. We hope you'll join us in January!
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) (NAQT set 161A

Postby stanjast » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:11 pm

Hi everyone --

We're very much looking forward to hosting our high school tournament here at Purdue on January 14th. Here's a quick field update, with a little more than a month to go before the registration deadline (January 9th):

William Henry Harrison High School (4-5 teams)
Culver Academies (3 teams)
Noblesville High School (1 team)
Zionsville High School (2 teams)
Saint Joseph High School (1+ teams)
North Central High School (1 team)

There's still plenty of space for you and your teams, too -- whether you're from Indiana, Illinois, or Trinidad and Tobago (we have a travel discount!). Hope to see you on campus in a few weeks.
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby stanjast » Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:01 pm

Here's a little more information about the Boilermaker Buzzathon for your planning purposes:

WHERE: Purdue University's Lilly Hall, 915 W State Street, West Lafayette, IN (Google maps link: http://bit.ly/2gaSkMt)

WHEN: January 14th, 2017. Please arrive by 8:30 a.m. Teams will congregate in Lilly Hall, Room 1105. There will be a rules meeting at 8:45 a.m. and play will begin PROMPTLY at 9 a.m.

PLEASE REGISTER! Here's the link to do that: https://goo.gl/forms/tqV99DQ0cTWLCRHI3 Be sure to give me your name, contact info and the number of staffers and buzzers you'll bring, so I know the right invoice amount to send you back.

As always, feel free to send any questions to me at stan[DOT]jastrzebski[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby stanjast » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:51 am

Our latest field count puts us at 12-13 teams for our January 14th event. We've got a 20-team cap due to the number of rooms available, but that means there's still space for 7-8 teams. Anyone in Central Illinois who isn't playing in this weekend's tournament up at New Trier (as an aside: egads, what an amazing field size!) want to come join us?
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby stanjast » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:38 pm

Here's the updated field, with exactly two weeks to go before registration closes (Monday, Jan. 9 is the deadline, please):

William Henry Harrison High School (4-5 teams)
Culver Academies (3 teams)
Noblesville High School (2 teams)
Zionsville High School (2 teams)
Saint Joseph High School (1+ teams)
North Central High School (1 team)

We're really looking forward to the tournament. We're in the process of ordering some nice trophies for the top scorers and winning team and we're committed to giving everyone in the field a first-class experience.

There are at least 6-7 spots left before we hit our 20-team cap, so your team can still participate!

Please register at this website: https://goo.gl/forms/tqV99DQ0cTWLCRHI3 or send me an e-mail (stan.jastrzebski [AT] gmail.com).

Happy holidays to all,
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby stanjast » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:48 pm

(NOTE: Edited 8:41 am on 1/6/17 to reflect an addition to the field)

We've ordered the awards, the questions are on their way from NAQT and our field is filling up -- but there's still time to get your team registered for the inaugural Boilermaker Buzzathon. Here's an updated field as of this afternoon:

William Henry Harrison High School (4 teams)
Culver Academies (3 teams)
Noblesville High School (2 teams)
Zionsville High School (2 teams)
Saint Joseph High School (2 teams)
North Central High School (1 team)
Marion High School (1 team)

POSSIBLES:
Carmel High School

Right now we have 15 teams officially registered, which means we have FIVE MORE SPOTS left. They're going on a first come, first served basis, so don't delay.

Please register at this website: https://goo.gl/forms/tqV99DQ0cTWLCRHI3 or send me an e-mail (stan.jastrzebski [AT] gmail.com).

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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby stanjast » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:19 pm

Another field update, now that the Monday registration deadline has come and gone:

William Henry Harrison High School (4 teams)
Culver Academies (3 teams)
Noblesville High School (2 teams)
Zionsville High School (2 teams)
Saint Joseph High School (2 teams)
North Central High School (1 team)

14 teams right now, which is a number we're very excited about. I received the questions yesterday from NAQT and this should be a lot of fun!
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Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue RESULTS

Postby stanjast » Sat Jan 14, 2017 6:42 pm

Congratulations to William Henry Harrison High School A for going 10-0 at today's inaugural Boilermaker Buzzathon tournament, held at Purdue University.

The full results (both team and individual) may be found here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/

Thanks also to the many people who helped staff, including Sarah Mordan-McCombs, Ben Dillon, Alex Pijanowski, Steve Benchik, Gracie Collins, Gabby Broedel, Daniel Vance (stats guru!), Becca Dvorak, Andy Schingel and Nolan Lewis.
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby nitzuga » Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:46 am

Mr. Jastrzebski, Thank you for a very well run tournament! Our team thoroughly enjoyed it. Other than a bit of confusion in our room at the beginning, everything went great: a full 10 rounds, quick and accurate stats, finished at a reasonable time, nice prizes, good readers, etc. Our team will definitely be looking forward to future tournaments at Purdue; any chance another one will be run later in the spring??
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Re: Boilermaker Buzzathon At Purdue (1-14-17) West Lafayette

Postby stanjast » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:08 pm

We were happy to do it and we couldn't have without buy-in from all the teams that came. So the thanks really go to the players, like yourself, and the coaches.

No plans at the moment for a spring event, but we're definitely thinking of making the Buzzathon a yearly occurrence.
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