Mewto55555 wrote:The HSAPQ state tournament will be Saturday, February 28, at UNC.
The regionals will be on Saturday, January 31. One will be at Wake Forest, we're still arranging at least one more site; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in hosting it and we haven't solicited you yet.
Full announcements for the above tournaments to follow.
wheeler15b wrote:As a player and a student, the NCASA is somewhat unsettling. Some background, I am the captain of a team in rural NC, a team that has been on the edge of existence for the last four years, due to monetary issues. We've only really started competing the last two years, to some strong performances and underdog victories, including book prizes at several comps in the triangle region. We are a small team, never growing above fifteen members, attending a 1200 student high school. In order to join NCASA, our less than 15 member club would cost the school 450 dollars. I understand that question sets do not come cheap, that it takes time and money to organize, but it is ridiculous to ask schools, in their already strapped budgets, to pay this amount for a small batch of students. Obviously the system makes sense to schools that have a higher population competing in the events, but to a school with only a quiz bowl team, it is ludicrous. The rural public schools, already at a disadvantage to the Magnet and Charter schools due to resources and population, are now being barred from the circuit completely. Thank you to the schools that still host independent competitions, each one has been fun and challenging, but the entire NCASA system forgets the average school in North Carolina.
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