PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

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PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

Postby kcommo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:28 pm

The Vermont-NEA Scholars’ Bowl is pleased to announce it will hold its 11th annual Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament (PHAT) on Friday, December 1st, at Essex High School. This tournament is the largest in New England with typically more than 60 teams attending, and we hope your school will consider joining us for an exciting night of competition.

Please note the tournament has relocated to Essex from South Burlington this year due to coaching changes in the area. Schools attending from south of the Burlington area in particular should plan on extra travel time to reach the new site. EHS' address is 2 Education Drive, Essex Junction, VT 05452.

This year's tournament will be played on NAQT question set IS-171A. This is the same set that will be used at AMSA in Massachusetts in October so schools wanting to attend should plan their schedule accordingly.

Our tournament format will follow official NAQT rules, including timed rounds. The schedule will include eight rounds of matches and, if the number of teams allows it, all teams will play in every round.

We plan to run a separate novice bracket for less-experienced players. Teams in this bracket will be ineligible for the overall championship but will play all their games against other teams of newcomers, including separate playoffs. The novice bracket is primarily intended for freshmen and sophomores, though upperclassmen may participate if they are not part of your school's regular varsity lineup and they have not played in a tossup-bonus tournament prior to this school year.

The entry fee is $35 per team for out-of-state teams and schools will be initially limited to a maximum of two teams, varsity and/or novice. Additional teams will be accepted if the number of rooms and readers allows it, with preference given to schools that can bring extra volunteers to help read matches and/or keep score.

To simplify the registration process we are taking sign-ups via Google Form. Visit the following link to submit your information: https://goo.gl/forms/IpQqJk2h0HabxcE83

The registration deadline is November 28th.

Interested teams should note that participation Will require them to leave school early. Check-in will be held from 3:30 to 3:40 p.m. and matches will begin as close to 4 pm as possible. The competition will end at approximately 9 p.m.

A dinner break will be included in the schedule and the host team from Essex will be organizing a pizza pre-order, with details to be provided soon. Schools not participating in the pre-order will be responsible for bringing their own food or visiting one of the several nearby restaurants. Teams leaving campus for dinner must return on time or risk forfeiting their first playoff match.

Because we are unable to hire readers for this tournament, the coaches of all participating teams will be expected to moderate matches so that we can keep all teams playing in all rounds. We will have a quick rules meeting to go over the basics and answer questions, but if you are new to NAQT format please familiarize yourself and your team with the rules (http://www.naqt.com/rules.html) ahead of time. Also, if you know of anyone (players' parents, teachers, former players, etc.) who might be willing to volunteer to read matches or keep score, please let me know and invite them to come. The more staffers we have, the smoother things will run.

We also ask teams that have buzzer systems to bring them along to help us make sure we have buzzers for every room.

Finally, please note that all payment is due on the date of the tournament and that we do not accept purchase orders. Checks should be made out to the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl.

If you have any questions or you cannot register using the Google form, please contact me, Kevin Commo, at kcommo (at) scholarsbowl (dot) org.
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Re: PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

Postby kcommo » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:57 pm

This tournament has received PACE Gold certification so the top 20 percent of the varsity field will qualify for NSC in the Washington, DC, suburbs.
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Re: PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

Postby jjfogarty@pemibaker.org » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:04 pm

Plymouth Regional HS 3-1-1
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Re: PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

Postby kcommo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:01 pm

Field as of 11/28:

CVU (VT) 3 varsity, 2 novice
Schuylerville (NY) 1 varsity
Northampton (MA) 1 varsity, 1 novice
Crown Point (NY) 1 varsity, 1 novice
Hanover (NH) 2 varsity
Colton-Pierrepont (NY) 2 varsity
Mt. Mansfield (VT) 1 varsity, 1 novice
Middlebury (VT) 2 varsity, 2 novice
South Burlington (VT) 2 varsity
Emma Willard (NY) 1 varsity
Ticonderoga (NY) 2 varsity, 1 novice
Essex (VT) 3 varsity, 1 novice
Portsmouth Christian (NH), 3 varsity
Rice Memorial (VT), 1 varsity, 1 novice
Montpelier (VT) 2 varsity
Westport (NY) 1 varsity, 1 novice
Plymouth (NH) 2 varsity, 1 novice
Burlington (VT), 3 varsity
Lamoille (VT), 1 varsity, 1 novice
WInooski (VT), 2 novice
John Stark (NH), 2 varsity
St. Johnsbury (VT), 2 varsity
Fair Haven (VT), 1 varsity, 1 novice
Cabot (VT), 1 varsity
BFA-St. Albans, 1 varsity, 2 novice
BFA-Fairfax, 1 varsity
Total = 42 varsity, 18 novice
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Re: PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

Postby kcommo » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:35 am

Plymouth A won this, coming from behind to defeat Hanover A 340-290 in the championship game. CVU C was beat Burlington A for third in the 42-varsity field. CVU D claimed the novice title.

Stats will be forthcoming, hopefully at some point on Sunday.
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Re: PHAT XI (12/1/17 at Essex Junction, VT)

Postby kcommo » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:14 pm

Stats are now posted here: http://www.scholarsbowl.org/PHAT17%20All_standings.html

Congrats to Plymouth's Rhys Harris for leading the tournament in scoring by nearly 40 PPG.
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