Northwestern Quizbowl is pleased to announce this year's edition of the annual Jr. Wildcat middle school tournament, to be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. I'll be directing the tournament this year.Question Set and Format
: We will be using NAQT's MS-25 set for this tournament. Format will be 4-v-4 with 20 tossups, 20 bonuses, powers, and negs. There will be no computational math tossups, and bonuses will not bounce back. All timing will be five seconds (far faster than some conferences play; slightly more relaxed than MSNCT). We guarantee at least 8 games for every team; teams agree to play all guaranteed games when they register.Location and parking
: The tourney will take place in Locy and University Halls, both on the south end of the university's Evanston campus. Check-in will be in Fisk Hall 217, found at 1845 Sheridan Road in Evanston. The parking structure at 1 Arts Circle Drive is a matter of feet from the tournament site and is your best bet--it does not require a permit on Saturdays.Eligibility
: Teams must be composed of students who attend the same school; all players must be in grade 8 or below. Also, there is no minimum number of players that may play on one team (if you have a solo player, that's legal), but we are imposing a hard maximum of six players that may play on a given team over the course of a tournament.Fee structure
The fee structure is as follows:
$90 per team base fee
-$5/each for buzzer systems with 8 or more functioning buzzers. If it doesn't have 8 working, it doesn't get you a discount.
-$10/each for competent staffers provided; we reserve the right to turn down staffers in advance if we don't need them.
-$10 for any teams that travel >100 miles each way to the tourney site, as determined by Google Maps.
For the record, the discounts are all by school, not by team: a school who brings five teams and one buzzer will owe $445, not $425.
All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We accept cash or checks (made out to "Northwestern University"). If it's much more convenient for you to mail a check in advance, send us an email and we'll work something out.Registration
To register, email quizbowl AT u DOT northwestern DOT edu, stating the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers that you're registering.Current Field
Barrington Station x3
Keith Country Day x1
Kindi Academy x1
Sunset Ridge x1
St. Giles x2
St. Mary's Visitation x4
St. Norbert x1
St. Paul of the Cross x2
St. Raymond x3
St. Thomas of Canterbury x2
University Lab x1
Field current as of 3/6/18, 14:30 Chicago time
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