27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

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27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

Postby Medelstein » Sun Jul 24, 2016 2:55 pm

You are cordially invited to enter your academic team in the Twenty-seventh Annual Walton Academic Challenge. The competition will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia.

Each team will play a minimum of five (5) matches during the preliminary competition. A round will consist of sixteen (16) toss-up and sixteen (16) bonus questions with the “bounce back” rule in play. Thirty-two (32) teams will advance to a single-elimination play-off based upon overall record (win/loss). Ties will be broken by average points and, if necessary, a coin toss. Each play-off round will consist of twenty (20) toss-up/bonus questions. We will be using an NAQT set which should be a set appropriate for a variety of experience levels.

A nonrefundable registration fee of $65 is required to enter your team. If you bring a qualified reader, then your registration fee will be $60. If you sign up with the intent to bring a reader and then fail to do so, your team will be assessed the $5 fee the day of the tournament. Each registered team is entitled to a set of questions after the conclusion of the tournament. The registration fee and paperwork MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2016 to reserve your team’s place in the tournament. Multiple teams are welcome. The registration fee increases to $75 for schools registering after this date. Last year, the tournament was capped at 42 teams (due to the amount of available readers), so please make sure to get your entry in as soon as possible!!!

We will have a lunch break during which your team may go off campus. There are many restaurants within a 3 mile radius of the school from which you may choose.

Please complete and return the attached registration form. Make checks payable to WALTON HIGH SCHOOL. Confirmation will be sent by e-mail (please write your e-mail address legibly). The Walton Academic Team looks forward to hosting your team at the Twenty-seventh Annual Walton Academic Challenge!

For further information please contact:
Matthew Edelstein, Tournament Director
(770) 578-3225 (Voice Mail - 538)
matt.edelstein@cobbk12.org
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Re: 27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

Postby Important Bird Area » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:14 pm

Medelstein wrote:We will be using an NAQT set which should be a set appropriate for a variety of experience levels.


This will be Invitational Series #157A.
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Re: 27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

Postby Medelstein » Fri Sep 23, 2016 1:38 pm

Field Update (as of Wednesday, October 12):

Confirmed Teams:
Blessed Trinity - 2 (Paid)
Calhoun - 1 (Paid)
Campbell - 1 (Paid)
Chamblee - 1 (Paid)
Chattahoochee - 4
Collins Hill - 2 (Paid)
Dodgen M.S. - 1 (Paid)
Douglas County - 2 (Paid)
East Coweta - 1
Eastside - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Marist - 1 (Paid)
North Atlanta - 1 (Paid)
North Cobb - 1
North Gwinnett - 1
Northview - 2 (Paid)
Ola - 1 (Paid)
Parkview - 2
River Ridge - 1 (Paid)
Roswell - 1 (Paid)
St. Pius X - 1 (Paid)
Southside (SC) - 2
Westminster - 2 (Paid)
Wheeler - 1
Woodstock - 1 (Paid)

Waiting List:
Sprayberry - 1
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Re: 27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

Postby Medelstein » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:05 pm

The 27th Annual Walton Academic Challenge has just concluded.

Congratulations to the top four teams:

1st – Chattahoochee 3
2nd – Westminster A
3rd – Chattahoochee 1
4th – Southside A
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Re: 27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

Postby AKKOLADE » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:19 am

Were any statistics kept for this?
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Re: 27th Annual Walton (GA) Academic Challenge - 10/15/16

Postby jonah » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:39 pm

AKKOLADE wrote:Were any statistics kept for this?
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=7487
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