Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park, CA)

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Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park, CA)

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:34 pm

The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Hillview Middle School are pleased to announce that Hillview will host a middle school quizbowl tournament on Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Location: This tournament will take place at Hillview Middle School, 1100 Elder Avenue, Menlo Park, California.

Questions: We will be using NAQT Middle School Series #16. Please note that this is the same set used at February's Sacramento winter middle school tournament, so schools that played there will not be able to play at Hillview. (For practice material similar to the questions we will use at the tournament, please consider the NAQT New Middle School Package.)

The top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2016 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on May 7-8, 2016.

Eligibility: All middle schools (public, private, charter, religious, homeschool, etc.) are eligible to play in this event. This tournament is open to any players who have not yet completed 8th grade, though the questions are targeted at 7th and 8th graders.

Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Fees:

Base fee: $50 per team

-$30 new to quizbowl (your school played no tournaments before February 1, 2016)

-$10 working buzzer system (must accommodate at least eight players)

-$10 experienced moderator

(minimum fee of $0)

Teams from Menlo Park public schools play for free.

Payment will be taken at check-in on March 26th. Please make checks out to Hillview Middle School.

How to register: please contact the tournament director, Jeff Hoppes (jeff.hoppes@gmail.com), on or before Monday, March 21st, indicating how many teams, buzzers, and staff your school plans to bring.
Jeff Hoppes
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former HSQB Chief Admin (2012-13)
VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
Editor emeritus, ACF

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Re: Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park,

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:36 pm

The field for this tournament is limited to 16 teams.

Registered (10):

Challenger-Ardenwood
Challenger-Berryessa A
Challenger-Berrryessa B
Challenger-Strawberry Park
Dartmouth
Hillview
Kennedy
Livermore Valley Charter
Pi-oneers A
Pi-oneers B

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VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
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Re: Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park,

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:13 am

Details for Saturday have been emailed to the registered teams. Check-in is at 8:45 am in room C-1.
Jeff Hoppes
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VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
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Re: Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park,

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:12 pm

Congratulations to Challenger-Ardenwood, who defeated Pi-oneers A 425-385 in a one-game final to win Hillview's middle school tournament! Complete stats will be available later tonight on naqt.com.
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Re: Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park,

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:46 am

Complete team and individual statistics are now available on naqt.com.

Thanks to our host, Sue Kayton of Menlo-Atherton, for making this tournament possible, and thanks to all of our staffers: Mason, Arin, Griffin, Allan, and Charlie from Menlo-Atherton; Brian Li from Archbishop Mitty; and Jennie Yang and Austin Brownlow from Stanford.

The next Bay Area middle school event will take place April 9th at Bellarmine College Prep. For details, read this post and contact Bellarmine coach Chris Fleitas.
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Re: Hillview's middle school tournament (3/26/16 Menlo Park,

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:26 pm

Jeff Hoppes
President, Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance
former HSQB Chief Admin (2012-13)
VP for Communication and history subject editor, NAQT
Editor emeritus, ACF

"I wish to make some kind of joke about Jeff's love of birds, but I always fear he'll turn them on me Hitchcock-style." -Fred

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