Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

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Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby thegoodsheppard » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:38 pm

Questions: NAQT set IS-173A.

Format: Standard NAQT format (https://www.naqt.com/rules.html).


Registration: To register, please email me at gloriousachievement@gmail.com, with the number of teams, buzzers, and moderators you plan to bring. None of these are required, but are highly encouraged. Registration will close on March 17.

Fees and discounts:

-First team: $70
-Second team: $60
-Third team: $50
-Buzzer system: -$10 each
-Moderator/scorekeeper: -$10 each
-Never Attended a Pitt tournament: -$10
-Over 200 miles traveled (one way):-$10
Minimum fee per team: $40. Buzzers must be completely functional with at least 8 signaling devices to receive discount; moderators should be experienced.

Payment: Please make checks out to "Pitt Quiz Bowl". We prefer to be paid with cash or check on the day of the tournament; please email if you need to make other arrangements.

Schedule: Day-of registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am (room G8 of the Cathedral of Learning), with round 1 starting by 9:30. Number of rounds and playoff/finals format will be determined by the field size. Logistical information will be provided to registered teams.
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Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby gettysburg11 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:45 pm

I'm curious as to why teams will be charged an extra twenty dollars in order to receive a copy of the questions they are already paying to play. This seems highly unusual to me and I'm wondering why this policy is in place for this tournament.
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Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby thegoodsheppard » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:43 pm

Team updates (3/9/18)
Central Catholic: 1 team
Chartiers Valley High School: 1 team
John Marshall: 1 team
Keystone Oaks: 1 team
Copley High School: 2 teams
Huntingdon: 2 teams
Allderdice: 4 teams
Winchester Thurston: 1 team
DuBois: 1 team
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Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby thegoodsheppard » Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:13 pm

Field Update 3/22/18

( # of teams, buzzers, moderators)

Allderdice (4/1/0)
Central Catholic (1/0/0)
Chartiers Valley (1/1/0)
Copley (2/2/0)
DuBois (1/1/0)
Hampton (1/1/0)
John Marshall (1/0/0)
Keystone Oaks (1/1/0)
Shady Side Academy (1/1/0)
Winchester Thurston (1/1/0)
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Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby Antrobus63 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:57 am

I'm curious as to why teams will be charged an extra twenty dollars in order to receive a copy of the questions they are already paying to play. This seems highly unusual to me and I'm wondering why this policy is in place for this tournament.


I agree, Ryan. I thought it was standard practice for teams to receive packets at the end of the tournament but as a relative newcomer to QB (four years now) I am always discovering that a lot of QB stuff that people tell me is standard practice turns out not to be, or at least not to be standard for everyone. I can only think of one time when we had to pay for our packet. At last year's HSNCT, NAQT ran out of tournament packets to hand out, so that they said they could send the questions to us... if we paid $5 for the postage. I didn't think it was fair but I ponied up, anyway. And it was only $5, not $20.
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Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby Ndg » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:05 pm

Antrobus63 wrote:
I'm curious as to why teams will be charged an extra twenty dollars in order to receive a copy of the questions they are already paying to play. This seems highly unusual to me and I'm wondering why this policy is in place for this tournament.


I agree, Ryan. I thought it was standard practice for teams to receive packets at the end of the tournament but as a relative newcomer to QB (four years now) I am always discovering that a lot of QB stuff that people tell me is standard practice turns out not to be, or at least not to be standard for everyone. I can only think of one time when we had to pay for our packet. At last year's HSNCT, NAQT ran out of tournament packets to hand out, so that they said they could send the questions to us... if we paid $5 for the postage. I didn't think it was fair but I ponied up, anyway. And it was only $5, not $20.


It is standard practice for the Pitt club, going back many years. Institutional inertia is a heck of a drug.

The CMU club used to do this, too, until we realized that no one else was doing it (and that it was ultimately inconsequential to our club's finances). I would encourage the Pitt club to to likewise. It's not a great look to be nickel-and-diming folks like this.
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Re: Battle of the Burgh XXI (3/24/18)

Postby wkyoung » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:52 pm

Thank you for bringing the concern to our attention. We will likely change the policy for future tournaments.

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