Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168

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Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168

Postby cwest123 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:39 am

I am pleased to announce that the Auburn Invitational Tournament will be held on Saturday, February 17th, 2018. The tournament will be hosted on the Auburn University campus in the Haley Center (351 W Thach Concourse, Auburn, AL 36849). This tournament will be open to all interested high school teams from Alabama and beyond.

QUESTIONS: This tournament will use NAQT set #IS-168. This event will be a qualifier for NAQT's High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) in Atlanta, GA from May 25-27, NAQT's Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT) in Rosemont, IL, and will also seek to become a PACE NSC qualifier. This is the ONLY mirror of this set in Alabama this year, and we hope to draw lots of teams. This is a regular difficulty high school question set which will be appropriate for experienced teams and newcomers alike.

LOCATION, PARKING, TIME:
This tournament will take place in the Haley Center (351 W Thach Concourse, Auburn, AL 36849). The closest available parking will be the navy and pink lot marked "D" on this map http://media.al.com/montgomery/photo/auburn-gameday-traffic-map-5b3b3237072d81bb.jpg. Parking on campus is free on weekends. From there, follow Heisman Drive across from the stadium and it will take you to the Haley Center. It is very old and brick.

We ask that teams arrive between 8:00-8:30 A.M. on the day of the tournament. Expect an opening meeting and games to begin shortly thereafter. This tournament should end no later than 5:00 P.M. for all teams not playing in finals.

FIELD AND FORMAT:
For now, we will cap the field at 16 teams. If there is sufficient interest, we will attempt to expand and should be able to.

Format is TBD based on field size, but we will try to guarantee every team at least 9 games.

RULES:
This tournament will follow standard NAQT rules, except rounds will be untimed 20/20 with comp math tossups removed. Powers (15) and negs (-5) will be in effect, and no worksheets will be used. Bonuses will not bounce back. Teams will be limited to a maximum of six players. Schools with more players should register an additional team.

FEES:
$70 for the first team from a school
$60 for each additional team from a school
-$5 for each WORKING buzzer set a school brings (no limit!).
PLEASE BRING YOUR BUZZERS. WE DO NOT OWN A SET. IF TEAMS DO NOT BRING THEIR BUZZERS, WE WILL HAVE TO PLAY SLAPBOWL.
-$15 for each capable moderator (not scorekeeper) from a school.
-$10 for each scorekeeper from a school
-$10 per team for a school traveling more than 100 miles (one way).
-$20 for a team that is new to quiz bowl (defined as not having played a tournament for two years prior to September 1, 2017).
Minimum fee: $40
Minimum fee for new teams: $25
If money is an issue, contact me about it. I'm sure we can work something out and make it possible for your team to play.

REGISTRATION:
Email me at westchandler24@gmail.com to register. Include "Auburn Invitational Tournament" in the subject. Include how many teams, buzzers, etc. you intend to bring.

PAYMENT:
We can accept cash or checks on the day of the tournament. Please make checks out to "Auburn Quiz Bowl" and not me personally/the university.

QUESTIONS/CONCERNS:
Any other questions, comments, or concerns can be posted below, or emailed to me at westchandler24@gmail.com.

We hope to see lots of teams on the Plains on February 17!
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Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Postby cwest123 » Thu Nov 23, 2017 3:40 am

This post reserved for field updates.

FIELD: (Teams/Buzzers)
Auburn High (1-2/0-1)
Bainbridge (GA) (2/0) *1 JV
Gadsden City (3/2) *1 JV
Hewitt-Trussville (2/1) *1 JV
Pseudonymous Team A (1/1)
Shelby County (2/1) *1 JV
Springwood (1/1)
Sylacauga (3/2) *1 JV
West Point (2/0) *1 JV

TOTAL: 17-18/8-9, 6 JV
Current as of 1/18/18
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Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Postby cwest123 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:12 am

I didn't think of this when I initially announced this tournament, but I have been asked about the possibility of a separate JV field. I am completely open to this tournament having a separate JV division, as long as there is enough interest. If there are at least 6 JV teams that register, we'll run a separate JV division as long as that still leaves us with plenty of teams for a Varsity division. If running two divisions would give us two smaller fields (say, 8 Varsity and 6 JV as opposed to one 14 team division), then I will allow coaches to vote for which method they would prefer.
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Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Postby cwest123 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm

Bump.

As our field is now at 13 teams, it looks like we will probably hit our initial cap of 16 teams. Also, there will almost certainly be a separate JV division at this tournament. I will evaluate our ability to expand the field internally over the next 2 weeks. If we are unable to expand with the resources we have, then teams past the 16th team will be placed on a waitlist, with priority given first to teams who can provide staffers, and then to teams by the order of their registrations.
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Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Postby cwest123 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:01 pm

With Auburn High's registration, our initial field cap has been reached. I will see if we have the capability to raise the field cap in the coming days. We have enough rooms reserved for 24 teams. Teams able to provide a staffer will be given first priority in getting off of the waitlist.
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Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Postby cwest123 » Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:15 am

After checking on our staffing situation, I can confidently say that this tournament will be able to accommodate at least 20 teams, and I have raised the field cap accordingly. We currently stand at either 17 or 18 teams, and will definitely have a separate JV division as long as there are no drops.
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