MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18

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MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18

Post by Skr121 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:51 am

Happy to announce the second annual Mountain Vista Governor's School Open in Warrenton, Virginia will take place January 27, 2018. We have a snow-day plan of Feb. 3, 2018.

Affiliation: NAQT
Question Set: We will be using the NAQT Invitational Series # 173A.
Format: Our field cap is currently 24 teams, but we can expand as we find more moderators. Everyone is guaranteed at least 10 rounds of competition. A trophy will be given to first place.
Time: 9AM until roughly 4pm, with a lunch break.
PACE Gold Qualification: Top 20% of teams are invited to the PACE nationals.

Registration and Fees:
Base Fee: $60 per team, and students need not be from one school to play. Since we are a governor's school, there are students who are affiliated with the governor's school and base schools. No player may be on more than 1 team's roster. All players must be between kindergarten and 12th grade in order to be eligible to play.
Buzzer Discount: $10 per fully functioning (8 working buzzers) system you bring
Moderators: $10 per competent moderator
Distance Discount: $10 Teams traveling greater than 150 miles one way
Minimum Fee: $40

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only two players.

If you have any questions or wish to register, please feel free to contact Bperez (at) mvgshome (dot) org. Please specify number of teams/working buzzers/ moderators, and a cell phone number for a coach/sponsor for the day of the tournament.

Total: 21 teams, though I'd still love having 3 more teams!
Kettle Run HS: 4/2/1
Richard Montgomery: 4/4/0
Commonwealth GS: 5/0/0
BASIS: 1/1/0
Langley HS: 1/2/1
MVGS: 3/2/X
NKA Homeschool Collective: 1/0/0
Winston Churchill: 1/0/0
St. Luke's: 1/0/0
Last edited by Skr121 on Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:42 pm, edited 4 times in total.
-Benny Perez
Mountain Vista Governor's School
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Robbie Ram
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Re: MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va

Post by Robbie Ram » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:42 pm

Can I suggest you put the tournament date in the announcement header (per www.hsquizbowl.org posting guidelines)? That should make it easier to attract teams to the tournament.
Michael P. Campana
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James W. Robinson, Jr. Secondary School
Fairfax, VA

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Re: MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18

Post by dni » Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:51 am

Could we get a field update? Langley registered 1 team, 2 buzzers, and 1 moderator a few weeks ago but I don't see us listed.
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Langley HS 2019

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Re: MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18

Post by cat » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 am

I'd also be interested in a field update. Since chimera teams are allowed, what would the deal be with nats qualification, or will this tournament not be a qualifier?
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Re: MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18

Post by jonah » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:13 am

cat wrote:I'd also be interested in a field update. Since chimera teams are allowed, what would the deal be with nats qualification, or will this tournament not be a qualifier?
Teams that do not consist of players who are all affiliated with the same school cannot qualify for NAQT national championships and will be ignored when determining how many teams qualify for nationals. For instance, if there are ten teams of which four are chimeric, then ceiling(0.15 * 6) = one team will qualify for the HSNCT.
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