Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

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Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

Post by Reesefulgenzi » Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:17 pm

The Academic Competition Club at UVA will be hosting the 2019 NAQT States tournament on March 23rd, 2019 using NAQT SCT DII. We will not be using computational math tossups or bonuses at this event.

Location: This tournament will be held in New Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. Registration will take place from 8 AM to 8:45 AM. We will update the post with our control room.

Affiliation: The top 15% of the field will automatically qualify for the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, which will take place this year the the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Georgia from May 24–26, 2019, which is Memorial Day weekend. More information about HSNCT will be provided to teams at the tournament proper. This tournament also usually receives a Platinum Certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, or PACE. This generally qualifies the top 25% of teams to attend the National Scholastic Championship. More information about the NSC will be provided to teams at the tournament proper.

Parking: There is a decent-sized parking lot quite close to New Cabell. An address you can plug into a GPS that will get you close to this lot is 400 Brandon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA. That address is for the Elson Student Health Center, which will be on your left as you turn onto Brandon from Jefferson Park Avenue. Student Health also has a parking lot but threatens to tow without a UVA permit. The lot I suggest is past Student Health on Brandon Ave and will be on the right. There is currently construction in this parking lot; an additional lot that will be available is behind Clark Hall and in front of Kerchof Hall, off of McCormick Road. Once you've parked, New Cabell Hall is the very large building across Jefferson Park Avenue. If you cross the street at JPA and Brandon, turn left and walk up the ramp or stairs to the side door of the building, which will put you on the first floor on the right side of the building. Both stairs and an elevator are accessible from this entrance. If you park near Clark Hall, you can walk to the front of the building and through the covered walkway. New Cabell Hall will be on your right.

Team size: There can be a maximum number of 6 players on each team’s roster, with substitutions possible at half-time and between games. If you wish to bring 7 or 8 players, we ask that you register a second team and so on for anyone with larger numbers of players.

Food: There is a buffet-style dining hall near New Cabell Hall that will be open on this date. A list of other local food options will be available for each team on the day of the tournament itself. We will not be providing breakfast or lunch for teams.

Fee structure:
Base fee: $75 per team
Buzzer discount: $5 for each system on which the control box and 8 buzzers work.
Staff discount: $20 for a competent moderator; $10 for a scorekeeper. The Academic Competition Club reserves the right to decide which moderators to accept for the discount.
Travel discount (150 miles or more, one way): $10
Minimum fee: $50


To official register for this tournament, or if you have any questions concerning the tournament, please email me, Reese Fulgenzi, at rff3xp@virginia.edu. Checks should be made out to “Academic Competition Club,” and are heavily preferred. Please pay either in advance or, preferably, on the day of the tournament. If you wish to pay in advance, please indicate this in your registration and I will send you an address. Likewise, please let me know if you will need an invoice.

The current tournament cap is 28 teams.

We hope to see you all in March!

Registration List:
(Teams, Buzzers, Moderator, Scorekeeper)
Bishop O'Connell (1,2,0,0)
Fort Defiance (3,0,0,0)
Blacksburg (2,0,0,0)
Thomas Jefferson Science and Tech (3,5,0,0)
Reese Fulgenzi
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University of Virginia, 2019

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Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

Post by ansonberns » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:53 am

Are out of state teams permitted to compete at this tournament?
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Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

Post by Beevor Feevor » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:57 pm

ansonberns wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:53 am
Are out of state teams permitted to compete at this tournament?
They historically have been.
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Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

Post by Beevor Feevor » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:08 am

We will be running NASAT tryouts for Team(s) Virginia after the tournament using Terrapin XXX. We will be charging $10 a player for trying out, all of which will be sent to the UMD team as mirror fees for individual players. Category buzzes will be taken into account, and a final decision on team composition will be made less than a week after tryouts.

Individuals interested in trying out for NASAT but who are not planning on attending NAQT States should either plan on arriving after the tournament ends (~5 or 6pm) or should email me at exx8f@virginia.edu with their qualifications, subject area expertises, and stats from best performances throughout their Quizbowl careers. Looking forward to seeing everyone in Charlottesville in March!
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Western Albemarle High School '15
University of Virginia '19

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