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.
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.
$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.
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
to register. Include "Auburn Invitational Tournament" in the subject. Include how many teams, buzzers, etc. you intend to bring.
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.
Any other questions, comments, or concerns can be posted below, or emailed to me at email@example.com
We hope to see lots of teams on the Plains on February 17!