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Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:25 pm
by RNeenan
The Big Lake Brawl II Tournament will take place at Wallenpaupack High School in Hawley, PA on Saturday February 3rd, 2018. We are located in NE PA, 15 minutes off I-84. We hope snow will stay away this year and not cause a reschedule like last year!

EDIT: We have just been gold certified by PACE!

Set: IS-173 A. While we are looking to attract new teams from NEPA, all teams are welcome! We have a soft cap of 18, although that may be expanded to a hard cap of 24 if staffing and buzzer availability permits.

Standard rules will be in effect (powers, negs, etc., with sudden death overtime) with ACF timing (five seconds for everything). Formatting will be standard: round robin in the morning, with rebracketing and a round robin in the afternoon. A final/advantaged final will be played as necessary, with trophies for top teams and prizes for top scorers.

Base Fee: $75 for the first team, $65 for each additional team.

-$10 per working buzzer brought for use in the tournament
-$10 per staffer provided by the school.
-$10 for distance (>150 miles) (1 per school)
-$20 per school for new schools – schools that have not played quiz bowl for at least 2 years. For local schools, WVIA and IU tournaments do not count against you for this discount. (1 per school)

The minimum fee per team is $40.

We will offer pizza for lunch on site. Prices and details TBD.

To sign up (or for further information) please email me at with how many teams you would like to register, number of buzzers, and staff. Then visit our site HERE. Download the registration/invoice form and bring it with you along with your payment on the day of the tournament. As we hope to draw several new schools, we gladly welcome anyone with moderator experience living close to us to come to volunteer as well!

We look forward to hosting our second tournament and hope to see some new teams attend!

Re: Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:18 pm
by RNeenan
Field Update (As of 1/5/18)

Wallenpaupack (4, 2+1, 5+)
Delaware Valley (4, 2, 2)
Lakeland (2, 1, 1)
Berwick (2, 1, 1)
Ithaca (4, 2, 1)
Moravian (2, 0, 1)
Riverside (2, 0, 0)
Montgomery (2, 0, 0)
Great Valley (2, 2, 1)

Teams: 24
Buzzers: 11+3
Staff: 12+

Re: Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:18 pm
by RNeenan
We have now reached our soft cap, given the house teams participation. We may be able to make room for one more team and drop a house team if needed.

Expansion to our hard cap of 24 will depend on buzzer and mod availability.

Re: Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:27 pm
by RNeenan
We are looking for 2 more teams (and hopefully one more mod) to get us to our cap of 24!

Re: Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:20 pm
by RNeenan
We have reached our hard cap!

Re: Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:08 pm
by RNeenan
Yeah for NO Snow this year!

Our tournament went off rather well despite a 15 min late start. DV A overcame an early close loss to go undefeated the rest of the way and beat Great Valley A in the finals.

Thanks to all involved and all who helped out. Full stats will be forthcoming.

Re: Big Lake Brawl II (Hawley, PA) (02/03/18)

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:28 pm
by BulldogBuzzers
Thanks to Coach Neenan, the Wallenpaupack team, and all of the readers and staff for a well-run tournament at the Big Lake Brawl. Getting home from a quiz bowl tournament before dark -- in February -- was quite a treat. And congratulations to Delaware Valley on the tournament victory!