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Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 pm
by cornfused
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 (28/28):
Alphonsus x3
Barrington Station x3
Keith Country Day x1
Kindi Academy x1
Marshall x2
Quest x2
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

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:48 pm
by cornfused
With just about seven weeks to go before the tournament, we're sitting at twenty-nine teams, with enough on the waitlist to take those last three spots. I am keeping the waitlisted C teams on the waitlist for the moment.

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
by cornfused
Update, five weeks out: it's come to my attention that thirty is a much more convenient number for scheduling than thirty-two, so I'm changing the field cap accordingly. As of right now, this still leaves room for all but one of the waitlisted C-teams in the field.

That being said, I'm going to promote the waitlisted C-teams on February 10th, a month prior to the tournament date.

For the record, once we hit our field cap, the waitlist will remain open, and the waitlist will still be first-in-first-out. So if Quest C doesn't make it in, they would still have priority over a new A-team that registers on March 1st.

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 pm
by cornfused
We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:18 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
cornfused wrote:We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!


Staff scab plz

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 pm
by cornfused
merv1618 wrote:
cornfused wrote:We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!


Staff scab plz

You got scooped.

We're full!

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:06 pm
by cornfused
Prelim stats

Please be back from lunch by 1:20 PM; we meet in Fisk 217, the same auditorium in which we held our morning meeting.

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:47 pm
by cornfused

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:57 pm
by cornfused
Final stats, pending corrections, are here.

The top four finishers:
1. Keith Country Day
2. St. Mary's Visitation A
3. University Lab
4. Barrington Station A