North Carolina 2014-2015

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North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:20 pm

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities has set dates for all NCASA quiz bowl events during the 2014-2015 school year.

Oct 25 - Fall Quiz Bowl Tournaments - see note below
Jan 31 - Quiz Bowl Jamborees - kick-off to weekly quiz bowl meets
Mar 7 - Regional Quiz Bowl Tournaments - statewide qualifiers for State Final
Mar 28 - Quiz Bowl State Finals

NCASA will work with member schools interested in hosting tournaments on Oct 25. These will be completely independent tournaments run and administered by host schools. NCASA will help member schools with marketing and tournament organization by providing sample schedules, summary scoresheets, NAQT contacts, and promoting the tournament to member schools. However, these will not be NCASA tournaments and are therefore open to all schools.

The Jamborees, Regional, and State Tournaments are free and open to all NCASA member schools. The school membership fee for 2014-2015 remains unchanged: $150 per school plus $0.25 per enrolled student. School districts that register all secondary schools receive a 50% discount off the registration fee. Guilford, Durham, Iredell-Statesville, and Cumberland County are among those school districts who will register all interested schools. Charlotte-Mecklenburg and Wake County schools are both considering registration of all secondary schools.

We will provide additional details on host schools for all tournaments as they are established.

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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Granny Soberer » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:25 pm

UNC is planning on hosting Tar Heel Cup early in the school year again, likely on September 13th.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby smithp5 » Tue May 20, 2014 1:42 pm

NC Tournament Directors have been discussing dates for various Quiz Bowl tournaments during 2014-2015 school year. The preliminary calendar for NC 2014-2015 (subject to change) is as follows. Packets used at each tournament will be updated as that information is known. Please note also that the SAT dates have not been officially released.

Some color...
Local tournaments
Out-of-state tournaments
Traditional school breaks
Major testing
National tournaments

September:
6
13 ACT , Tar Heel Cup (UNC-Chapel Hill)
20 Golden Eagle Bowl (Enloe)
27 High School Celebrity Shoot (Research Triangle High School)

October:
4
11 SAT (?)
18 Quaker Bowl (Early College at Guilford)
25 ACT

November:
1 Bonfire of the Manatees (Raleigh Charter)
8 Wake Forest Tournament (Wake Forest) SAT (?)
15
22
29 Thanksgiving break

December:
6 VCU Winter , SAT
13 GSAC XXII at Maggie Walker , ACT
20 Christmas break
27 Christmas break

January:
3
10
17 Martin Luther King, Jr. break, , Dorman Cavalier Challenge (Spartanburg) , Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (Potatoville Varsity)
24 EnIAC (Enloe) , SAT
31 Southside Tiger Invitational (Greenville; NAQT IS-142)


February:
7 NCATA Regional Tournament (TBD) ACT
14
21 Cave Spring NCIS , Right Triangle Open (Raleigh Charter)
28 NCATA State Tournament (TBD)

March:
7 NCASA District Championships
14 SAT
21
28 NCASA State Championship

April:
4 UNC Spring Tournament
11 VCU Season Finale
18 ACT
25

May:
2 SAT
9
16
23
30 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament, Chicago, IL

June:
6 PACE National Scholastic Championship; Reston, VA , SAT
13 ACT
20

******
NAQT Packets Used in events in North Carolina Region:
IS-137A: Millbrook Fall Tournament (10/25/2014), High Point Central Open (10/25/2014), 2014 Gryphon Bowl (10/25/2014), Terry Sanford Sandhills Invitational (10/25/2014)
IS-138: VCU Fall Tournament (10/11/2014), Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014), Dorman Fall Tournament (11/1/2014)
IS-139A: Crusader Cup (10/4/2014)
IS-140: Clemson University Tigertown Throwdown (11/15/2014), The Demon Deacon Challenge (11/22/2014), Cavalier Classic (11/15/2014)
IS-141A: NCASA Weekly Quiz Bowl Meets
IS-142: VCU Winter Tournament (12/6/2014), Hickory Ridge Invitational (12/13/2014), Enloe Invitational (1/24/2015)
IS-143A: ~
IS-144: Western Shootout (3/7/2015)
IS-145A: NCASA Quiz Bowl Regionals (3/7/2015)
IS-146: NCASA Quiz Bowl State Championship (3/21/2015)

*Note (7/26/14): Added Wake Forest tournament, NCATA tournaments
*Note (9/21/14): Added UNC Spring Tournament
*Note (11/21/14): Date of Enloe's Spring Tournament (EnIAC) changed to January 24th, 2015. Also added NAQT sets in the region, along with dates of tournaments from Virginia/DC and South Carolina regions.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby AKKOLADE » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:31 pm

The University of Kentucky will be hosting our Fall Championship on November 22nd, 2014.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:42 pm

NCASA has heard from a number of member schools planning to host tournaments on October 25. Note these will be INDEPENDENT tournaments open to all schools. Schools from the following areas are planning to host. Additional host schools may be added.
Raleigh: Millbrook HS
Triad: High Point Central HS
West: Thomas Jefferson Classical
Northeast: schools in Chowan and Pasquotank Counties have expressed interest; exact host school TBD

More details on these tournaments will be shared as they are developed. Again these are independent tournaments where any school may attend any of these events.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Matthew Bonnan » Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:37 pm

The Cav Classic at UVA will be on the 15th of November for any teams willing to make the drive.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Matt Weiner » Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:29 pm

Given that January 31 is already claimed, we will target February 7 for Regionals and February 28 for States as the dates for the NCATA-HSAPQ Quizbowl Championship, pending discussion with NCATA and potential hosts.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby zthomas.nc » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:51 am

Hey everyone. Wake Forest plans on hosting the Demon Deacon Challenge on November 8.

We plan to be a NAQT tournament, more details coming soon.

Good luck to everyone this coming season.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby betsynewmark » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:11 pm

This is to announce the Bonfire of the Manatees on November 1, 2014

Raleigh Charter High is pleased to announce that we will host the 7th annual Bonfire of the Manatees on Saturday, November 1, 20143. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m., though we may well finish earlier. The tournament is open to any high school team(s) that wish to attend.

Affiliation: The tournament will use the University of Maryland’s 2014 tournament

Format: The competition will be nine rounds; every team is guaranteed at least 6 rounds. We’ll decide on the exact playoff format once we see how many teams are signed up. All rounds will be played according to NAQT procedures, with 20 pyramid-style tossups and corresponding bonuses. We will play powers and negs, but there will be no bouncebacks on bonuses. As in years’ past, games will be Swiss-paired throughout the day using our automated scoring program. Trophies will be awarded to the two top teams and book prizes for the top ten individual scorers.

Registration: To register, please e-mail Betsy Newmark at betsynewmark@gmail.com with the number of teams and buzzers you wish to bring, and an e-mail address where we may reliably contact you. Soon after, you should receive a confirmation email along with a packet of information regarding the tournament.

Fees: The fee per team will be $65, with a $10 discount for each fully functional buzzer system that has a control box and eight buzzers. Payment may be mailed either prior to November 9, or paid in person on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to Raleigh Charter High School.

Teams: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time, with no exceptions. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a half-time substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day—no switching between the A and B teams, for example. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer players.

Food: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. Further information regarding local food options will be provided along with the confirmation email sent to you after registration.

We hope to see your team at the Bonfire at the Manatees!
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby wareagle » Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:30 am

Teams from North Carolina are encouraged to attend a Southeast mirror of the Harvard Fall Tournament at Marist School on 11/15.

More information can be found here.

http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16396
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Granny Soberer » Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:25 pm

UNC would like to claim April 4th for our spring tournament.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Amethyst » Wed Oct 08, 2014 2:56 pm

Chattahoochee would like to invite teams in North Carolina to attend our annual tournament, the CATT! The questions this year will be a mirror of the UMD set produced by the University of Maryland. As usual, our tournament will be held on the 2nd Saturday in December (12/13/2014) at Chattahoochee's campus in Johns Creek (5230 Taylor Road, 30022). Please refer to our post in the tournament announcement thread for more details and registration: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16383

Hope to see you there!
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:30 pm

With about two weeks remaining until registration closes, 214 schools have registered for NCASA Membership this year. With a record number of schools we expect 80-90 teams will compete in the Regional and State Quiz Bowl Tournaments and other quiz bowl events planned for the winter and spring.

Oct 31 - School Registration closes
Jan 31 - Quiz Bowl Jamborees - kick-off to weekly quiz bowl meets
Mar 7 - Regional Quiz Bowl Tournaments - statewide qualifiers for State Final
Mar 28 - Quiz Bowl State Finals

The Jamborees, Regional, and State Tournaments are free and open to all NCASA member schools. The school membership fee for 2014-2015 remains unchanged: $150 per school plus $0.25 per enrolled student. School districts that register all secondary schools receive a 50% discount off the registration fee. Guilford, Durham, Iredell-Statesville, and Cumberland County are among those school districts who have registered all interested schools.

Member schools may participate in all NCASA competitions at no additional charge. They may also pursue the NCSSM Challenge Cup and NCASA Scholastic Cup presented to the best middle schools and high schools in North Carolina. Visit www.ncscholastic.org for more information or to register your school for membership.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby kamikaze » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:02 pm

If any North Carolina teams are interested in some fun days of competing in quizbowl, then look no further. Come on up to Roanoke, Virginia for the CSI (November 22, 2014) and the NCIS (February 21, 2015). We will be using the BISB packet at the CSI (more details are located here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16484&p=291532&hilit=csi#p291532) while we are in the process of creating a housewrite for the NCIS in February. If you need any more information, feel free to contact me at csquizbowl@gmail.com.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby betsynewmark » Thu Oct 23, 2014 5:16 pm

Here is the updated list of schools attending the Bonfire of the Manatees and the number of teams they're bringing:

Johnston County Early College Academy 1
Early College Guilford 4
Providence Day 2
Research Triangle HS 1
NCSSM 2
Cleveland High School 2
Enloe 2
Western Harnett 1
Millbrook 2
Carrboro 2

If you're interested in attending, please contact Betsy Newmark betsynewmark@gmail.com to register your team. As of now, the field is still open. Here is the original information:

Raleigh Charter High is pleased to announce that we will host the 7th annual Bonfire of the Manatees on Saturday, November 1, 20143. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m., though we may well finish earlier. The tournament is open to any high school team(s) that wish to attend.

Affiliation: The tournament will use the University of Maryland’s 2014 tournament

Format: The competition will be nine rounds; every team is guaranteed at least 6 rounds. We’ll decide on the exact playoff format once we see how many teams are signed up. All rounds will be played according to NAQT procedures, with 20 pyramid-style tossups and corresponding bonuses. We will play powers and negs, but there will be no bouncebacks on bonuses. As in years’ past, games will be Swiss-paired throughout the day using our automated scoring program. Trophies will be awarded to the two top teams and book prizes for the top ten individual scorers.

Registration: To register, please e-mail Betsy Newmark at betsynewmark@gmail.com with the number of teams and buzzers you wish to bring, and an e-mail address where we may reliably contact you. Soon after, you should receive a confirmation email along with a packet of information regarding the tournament.

Fees: The fee per team will be $65, with a $10 discount for each fully functional buzzer system that has a control box and eight buzzers. Payment may be mailed either prior to November 9, or paid in person on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to Raleigh Charter High School.

Teams: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time, with no exceptions. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a half-time substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day—no switching between the A and B teams, for example. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer players.

Food: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. Further information regarding local food options will be provided along with the confirmation email sent to you after registration.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby betsynewmark » Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:24 am

Who is hosting the NCATA tournaments? Are those for real?
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby betsynewmark » Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:08 am

Here is the link for the Bonfire of the Manatees results. http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/student ... teams.html
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby zthomas.nc » Sun Nov 02, 2014 3:47 pm

Hi everyone! Due to low interest, Wake Forest's Demon Deacon Challenge has pushed down from November 8th to November 22nd. We heard from a couple teams that the current date conflicted with other academic events, so we hope the new date is more accommodating.

Full details can be found in the tournament listing:
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16288

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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby betsynewmark » Sun Nov 02, 2014 8:02 pm

We're moving the date of the Right Triangle Open to Feb 21, 2015 instead of Jan. 31. The Jan date conflicted with Science Olympiad and a lot of our team participates in that.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:49 am

Just a reminder to all schools that registration is now open for the January 31 Quiz Bowl Jamborees and the weekly after-school meets.

The Jamboree will be a half-day event running from 9:00 to noon. It will begin with an instructional session to ensure new teams are prepared for the quiz bowl format. Each team will then have three matches. High school and middle school divisions are expected for all sites, and JV divisions (grades 9-10, 6-7) will be formed if demand exists. Host schools include Jordan-Matthews in Siler City and Jay M Robinson MS in Charlotte. Additional hosts are being sought in the Triangle, Sandhills, and Northeast areas.

The weekly after-school meets will begin the week of February 2 and run five weeks. These will occur on a day of the week and time chosen by the coaches in each league. Each meet will have three matches and participating schools will share the hosting responsibilities. We expect to form middle school and high school leagues in the Charlotte area, Triad, Triangle, Sandhills, and Northeast.

The Jamborees and meets are free and open to all NCASA member schools.

Registration will open for the March 28 State Tournament in January. Schools must first compete in the March 7 Regionals to qualify for State. With 230 member schools, we expect 90-100 schools to compete in the tournament. Visit www.ncscholastic.org to register for school membership or to learn more about NCASA quiz bowl.
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Celebrity Shoot

Postby rchschem » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:21 am

<edited to announce reschedule>

Due to low interest we have cancelled the Celebrity Shoot for this spring. We will announce a new fall 2015 date in the coming weeks.


Format:

1. Individual tournament: students (and adults who wish to compete) complete a worksheet individually in 30 minutes. The worksheet contains five lists of people whose point value varies from 2 to 4. Once complete, these sheets are scored and students are ranked on the basis of number correct. These scores decide the afternoon individual playoff participants (the top 64 advance).

2. Team competition: students (and adults) compete in teams of four. There are several events, still biography questions, of different types. Team scores are tallied and awards are given to the top teams.

3. Individual playoff: Players are seeded by individual scores and paired to compete against each other. The winner in each pair advances. Rounds contain ten individuals of different point values.

Awards are given for the top teams, the top students, and the top 9th/10th grade finisher.

This is a great tournament for new players, as there is no buzzing, so everyone gets to show what they know.

Contact Eric Grunden (egrundenATrthighschool.org) to register or for more information.

First team (of 4): $60
Additional players: $5 each
Adults play free!
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Right Triangle Open - Raleigh Charter -Feb 21,2015

Postby betsynewmark » Thu Dec 11, 2014 10:23 am

This is to announce the Right Triangle Open on February 21, 2015

We’d like to invite you to Raleigh Charter High School for the 11th Annual Right Triangle Open on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 AM to approximately 5:00 PM, though we may finish earlier. The tournament is open to any high school team that wishes to attend.

Format: The competition will be nine rounds for everyone. There will be six preliminary rounds and for the playoffs, the teams will be divided into separate groups with the top four teams playing a Round Robin for the winner based on wins with points scored being used for a tie-breaker. We will be writing the tournament including one Trash round. All rounds will be played according to NAQT procedures, with 20 pyramid-style tossups and corresponding bonuses. We will play powers and negs, but there will be no bouncebacks on bonuses. As in years’ past, games will be Swiss-paired throughout the day using our automated scoring program. Trophies will be awarded to the two top teams and book prizes for the top ten individual scorers.

As in the past, we will have one all-trash round.

Registration: To register, please e-mail Betsy Newmark at betsynewmark AT gmail DOT com with the number of teams and buzzers you wish to bring, and an e-mail address where we may reliably contact you. Soon after, you should receive a confirmation email along with a packet of information regarding the tournament.

Fees: The fee per team will be $65, with a $10 discount for each fully functional buzzer system that has a control box and eight buzzers. Payment may be mailed either prior to February 15, or paid in person on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to Raleigh Charter High School.

Teams: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time, with no exceptions. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a half-time substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day—no switching between the A and B teams, for example. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer players.

Food: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. Further information regarding local food options will be provided along with the confirmation email sent to you after registration.

We hope to see your team at the RTO!

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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Mewto55555 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:55 pm

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 northcarolina@hsapq.com if you're interested in hosting it and we haven't solicited you yet.

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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:59 am

Registration for the NCASA Regional / State Quiz Bowl Tournament opens this Monday, January 19. Middle school and high school divisions will be contested. These tournaments are free and open to all 231 NCASA member schools. Given last year's participation and the growth in NCASA this year, we expect more than 100 teams to compete. Non-member schools may join NCASA to participate in a Regional. The school registration fee is $150 per school plus $0.25 per enrolled student. New schools must complete NCASA school registration by the February 13 tournament registration deadline to be eligible to compete.

The Regional Tournaments are on March 7. The State Final is March 28 hosted by NCSSM in Durham.

Schools must compete at one of six Regional sites to qualify for the State Finals. Regionals will be hosted by the following schools:
- WEST: Hickory HS
- CHARLOTTE AREA: Hickory Ridge MS in Cabarrus County
- TRIAD: High Point Central HS
- TRIANGLE: Cleveland HS in Johnston County
- SANDHILLS: Overhills MS in Harnett County
- NORTHEAST: Site to be determined, likely in Chowan County

Schools may also bring a Junior Varsity team of sixth and seventh or ninth and tenth graders to Regionals.

We will use an NAQT Introductory set for Regionals and an NAQT Invitational set for the State Finals. Visit www.ncscholastic.org for more information or to register for NCASA membership or the tournament.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby Mewto55555 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:24 pm

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 northcarolina@hsapq.com if you're interested in hosting it and we haven't solicited you yet.

Full announcements for the above tournaments to follow.


Due to a lack of response from a sufficient number of regional hosts, we will only be holding the state tournament this year. It will still be 2/28 at UNC, and be open-entry. Registration will open shortly at http://www.ncquizbowl.com

Because North Carolina already also has an NAQT state tournament, it is uncertain if we will continue holding this event in 2016 and beyond. We expect to consult with interested hosts and teams and make a decision soon.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby wheeler15b » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:06 pm

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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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:45 am

A record 67 schools will compete in the State Quiz Bowl Tournament. Shown below are the number of schools competing in each March 7 Regional.
WEST: 8 high schools
TRIAD: 14 high schools, 4 middle schools
CHARLOTTE: 4 high schools, 6 middle schools
TRIANGLE: 6 high schools, 5 middle schools
SANDHILLS: 5 high schools, 7 middle schools
NORTHEAST: 3 high schools, 5 middle schools

Many Regionals will also have a B Team division. B Team registration closes on March 19. This State Quiz Bowl Tournament is free and open to all NCASA member schools.

The top 12 middle schools and 16 high schools will advance to the March 28 State Final at NCSSM in Durham.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby rchschem » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:09 pm

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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NCASA is trying to add value by lumping a bunch of competitions under one fee. There is a break even point which schools that only have a quiz bowl team will not meet. Sadly you seem to be at that point. Also, sadly, many of the independent tournaments that used to exist are being squeezed out by NCASA's quiz bowl approach, which from an economic perspective independents can't compete with (why pay $60 to attend an independent when you can attend NCASA's events for free, since the school is already registered?). Unfortunately, this is what I expected would happen. I'm happy to see 32 teams at this year's RTO, but this is kind of rare these days. I hope that the teams attending NCASA's quiz bowl events find them well-conducted and effective. I've not been to one, so I have no opinion. The people running NCASA are well-intentioned and the organization's goal of bringing more schools to academic competition are laudable and it seems to be achieving it.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby betsynewmark » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:19 pm

Here are the results from the RTO.

http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/student ... teams.html

http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/student ... teams.html

Congratulations to Dorman A and Millbrook A for coming in first and second place.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:42 am

Congratulations to the following schools who won their Regionals: Thomas Jefferson Classical, The Early College at Guilford, Providence HS, Raleigh Charter HS, Terry Sanford HS, and South Central HS.

Middle School Regional Champions: Hickory Ridge MS, Hanes Magnet MS, Smith MS, 71st Classical MS, and Chowan MS.

High Schools also advancing to the State Final: Hickory HS, Christ School, Ardrey Kell HS, Atkins HS, Western Guilford HS, High Point Central, Northwood HS, Carrboro HS, Union Pines HS, and Brunswick Early College.

Middle Schools also advancing to the State Final: Jay M Robinson MS, Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy, Northwest Guilford MS, Ligon GT Magnet MS, Pine Forest MS, Gray's Creek MS, and Central MS of Gates County.

The State Final will be hosted by NCSSM on March 28. All schools will begin with group play. The top two teams in each group will advance to a four team playoff to determine the State Champion.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby friendswithdave » Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:21 pm

The North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities held the State Quiz Bowl Tournament Saturday, March 28 at the NC School of Science and Mathematics in Durham. Winning the high school championship with a 9-0 record was The Early College at Guilford. Winning the middle school title with a 7-0 record was Seventy-First Classical Middle School of Fayetteville.

The Early College at Guilford took the title over second place Raleigh Charter High School 330-325. It was an incredible back-and-forth match with five lead changes and Guilford earning 75 points in the final two questions to win by five points. Members of The Early College at Guilford Quiz Bowl team are team captain Ziad Ali, Elizabeth Smith, Vanessa Okoyah, and Jared Taylor. Winning medals for finishing in third place was Providence High School of Charlotte. Shown below is the final position of the remaining teams that advanced to the State Final

1. The Early College at Guilford: 9-0
2. Raleigh Charter HS: 8-1
3. Providence HS: 6-2
4. Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: 6-2
5. Carrboro HS: 6-2
6. Atkins Academic and Technology HS: 5-3
7. Hickory HS: 5-3
8. Ardrey Kell HS: 4-4
9. Terry Sanford HS: 4-4
10. Western Guilford HS: 3-5
11. Brunswick Early College HS: 3-5
12. High Point Central HS: 1-7
13. Union Pines HS: 2-6
14. Christ School: 1-7
15. Northwood HS: 1-7
16. South Central HS: 1-7

Seventy-First Classical MS took the title over second place Smith MS of Chapel Hill 405-255. Members of the Seventy-First quiz bowl team are Hann Lheem, Sarang Myoung, John Parolt, Rashad Ranman, Dev Sashidnar, and Isaac Whang. Winning medals for finishing in third place was Hickory Ridge Middle School of Harrisburg. The final position of all teams is shown below

1. Seventy-First Classical MS: 7-0
2. Smith MS: 6-1
3. Hickory Ridge MS: 4-2
4. Ligon GT Magnet MS: 4-2
5. Hanes Magnet MS: 4-2
6. Northwest Guilford MS: 3-3
7. Jay M Robinson MS: 3-3
8. Metrolina Regional Scholars Academy: 2-4
9. Gray's Creek MS: 2-4
10. Chowan MS: 1-5
11. Pine Forest MS: 1-5
12. Central MS of Gates County: 0-6

Medals were awarded to each student from the first, second, and third place schools. Trophies were awarded to the top three schools.
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Re: North Carolina 2014-2015

Postby smithp5 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:25 am

The link to the full stats from the NCASA state championship may now be found here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... sa_states/

Please let me know if you have any questions or corrections.
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