The Hanover High School Quizbowl Club invites registrations for the OATH (Open Academic Tournament at Hanover), a tossup-bonus tournament to be held Saturday, March 3, 2018. The tournament will take place at HHS's campus, 41 Lebanon St., Hanover, N.H., with registration running from 8:15 to 9 a.m. and the tournament itself beginning at 9 a.m. and ending by 5:30 p.m.Tournament Details
We'll be using NAQT's IS-172 set. The rounds will consist of untimed halves of 10 tossups each. Otherwise, we'll be hewing to NAQT rules
. I will review these rules during the opening meeting, but encourage teams unfamiliar with them to do so ahead of time, too.
The OATH should serve as a good warm-up for the Vermont NAQT Championship, on March 9, the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl championship, on March 24, and the New Hampshire Quiz Bowl League championship, on April 8. We welcome sign-ups from teams not competing in any of these events, too.
The OATH will serve as a qualifier for NAQT's High School National Championship Tournament
, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia, and Small School National Championship Tournament
, scheduled to take place April 27-29 in Rosemont, Ill.
Teams are guaranteed eight matches apiece and will likely play more, depending on the tournament format to which the field best lends itself.
I'm imposing an initial cap of 18 teams, but will work to expand the field if more teams express interest in competing.Registration
The tournament registration fee is $70 per team, and we encourage schools to bring multiple teams. Schools may earn discounts for providing buzzer systems (-$10 each, up to three), and experienced staffers (-$10 each). The registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 28, and payment is due the morning of the tournament. I'll be glad to provide invoices, upon request.
Free parking is available in several lots ringing the school. For an added cost of $20 each, teams may reserve 16-inch cheese pizzas for lunch. Alternatively, teams may bring their own lunches or visit one of several nearby eateries. I'll give more logistical details in an email to all registered teams in the run-up to the tournament.
If you're ready to register, would like to express tentative interest, or have any questions or concerns, shoot me a message. We hope you'll join us in Hanover in March!
Advisor, Hanover High School Quizbowl
g.brisontrezise [at] gmail [dot] com