South Bay Fall Novice Tournament @ St. Francis (Oct 8)

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South Bay Fall Novice Tournament @ St. Francis (Oct 8)

Postby michaelwang » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:33 am

Hello all,

The Saint Francis High School Quiz Bowl club will be hosting a novice quiz bowl tournament on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 at St. Francis HS in Mountain View! The tournament will be run in order to provide an introduction to quiz bowl without any prior experience necessary and to demonstrate what a truly fun activity quiz bowl is! We highly encourage teams from around NorCal to come.

This event is taking place on the same day, using the same set, as a Novice tournament in the East Bay (location TBA). Schools may compete at either but will probably want to compete at the tournament closest to them.

The tournament set will be National Academic Quiz Tournaments’ (NAQT) Invitational Series 159-A, which is aimed at teams with little to no experience. Teams will be restricted to at most 6 players, with 4 players playing at any given time and 2 on the bench. Please be aware that the majority of teams will be teams with new players.

Practice questions of approximate difficulty can be found here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/questionse ... archived=y

All teams of high schoolers from the same school are eligible to play in this event, although players who have competed at the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, the PACE National Scholastic Championship, or finished t-13 or better at the 2016 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament must receive special permission to play from the TD Nicholas Karas (njsking(at)hotmail(dot)com).

Tournament Logistics: The tournament will take place at St. Francis HS at 1885 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View, CA. Registration will take place at room 201.

We will have registration begin at 8:30AM, will have a brief introduction to quiz bowl at the opening meeting, and we hope to begin the first round by 9:00. We project that the tournament will run from 9 until about 4:30pm, with an hour break for lunch at around noon. For lunch, teams can bring food, order food, or go out and get it.


Fees:
base fee: $60 per team
–$30 per team from schools that did not compete at a pyramidal quiz bowl tournament during the 2015-16 school year: “pyramidal quiz bowl” does not encompass other academic/trivia competitions like Science Bowl, History Bowl, or Quiz Kids
–$10 per working buzzer
–$15 per staffer (must stay whole day)
Minimum entry fee: $0 per team
Payment (cash or check) will be taken at registration on Oct 8.


We urge teams attending to bring buzzers and staffers if available. Though we do not expect that teams have played tournaments previously, we will enforce all the gameplay rules as they are written in Sections D-H of the official rules of the Academic Competition Federation (http://acf-quizbowl.com/documents/official-acf-rules/), so all players must fully familiarize themselves with these rules before proceeding. Pay special attention to timing, pronunciation, and protest guidelines. You can find out more about what quiz bowl is here: (http://www.norcalquizbowl.org/?page_id=18)

Registration: Fill out this registration form no later than Wednesday, October 5:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... g/viewform

Questions? Contact TD Nicholas Karas (njsking(at)hotmail(dot)com)
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Re: South Bay Fall Novice Tournament @ St. Francis (Oct 8)

Postby njsbling » Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:56 pm

Field as of 10/6 (35):
Bellarmine (1)
CA Connections (1)
Challenger- Berryessa (2)
Challenger- Strawberry Park (1)
Dartmouth (1)
Evergreen Valley (3)
Fremont (1)
Grasshoppers (3)
Harker (2)
Homestead (1)
Kennedy (1)
Les Quiz (1)
Livermore Valley Charter (1)
Menlo (1)
Milpitas (2)
Monta Vista (1)
Pi-oneers (1)
Piedmont Hills (1)
San Ramon (1)
Saratoga (3)
St. Francis (2)
Sunol Glen (2)
Valley Christian (1)
Wilcox (1)
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Re: South Bay Fall Novice Tournament @ St. Francis (Oct 8)

Postby njsbling » Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:22 am

Congrats to Bellarmine A for winning the South Bay Fall Novice tournament! Thank you to all of our staff for their help and to St. Francis for hosting.

Stats/results are here: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=7804
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