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Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 pm
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. While our format is TBA, 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 almost certainly take place in the shiny, new-ish Kresge Hall, found at 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL. The parking structure at 1 Arts Circle Drive is a matter of feet from Kresge 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.
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.
To register, email quizbowl AT u DOT northwestern DOT edu, stating the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers that you're registering.
Due to high demand and our interest in having a diverse field, any school looking to register teams past the second will have their C, D, E, etc. team(s) put on a waitlist until mid-February. Currently, the field is capped at 32 teams. Additionally, should the field fill before January, waitlist priority will be given to A teams, then B teams, and so on.
Current Field (28/32):
Barrington Station x2
Daniel Wright x2
Keith Country Day x2
Our Lady of the Wayside x2
Plum Grove x2
Sunset Ridge x2
St. Giles x2
St. Mary's Visitation x2
St. Norbert x1
St. Paul of the Cross x2
St. Raymond x2
St. Thomas of Canterbury x1
Barrington Station C
St. Mary's Visitation C
St. Raymond C
Plum Grove C
both lists current as of 1/9/2018 15:30 Chicago time