BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)

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BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)

Postby Thiccasso's Guernthicca » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:42 pm

Belmont High School is proud to present the inaugural Belmont Academic Invitational Tournament (BAIT). This tournament will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018, and will be mirroring the Prison Bowl set, written by Hunter College High School (more information on the set can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=109&t=20877).

To register for this tournament, please email quizbowl.bhs@gmail.com with the number of teams, functioning buzzer sets, and staffers you are bringing, as well as any other pertinent information (i.e. if any of the discounts apply to your team). We will respond with a confirmation email as soon as possible. The current field cap is 24 teams. Additionally, BAIT I has been awarded platinum certification by PACE. This means that the top 25% of teams in our tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for PACE-NSC, a national high school quizbowl championship tournament that will take place on the weekend of June 2-3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C.

This tournament will run on standard quizbowl rules. Teams of 4 with up to 2 alternates; 20 tossups and bonuses per untimed round; 5 point negs; 15 point powers; no computational math. We will break most ties by PPB; top bracket ties in the playoffs will be broken with tiebreaker matches.

Belmont High School is located at 221 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA. We will be providing water bottles during registration, which will take place in our Little Theater. We will not provide lunch for the lunch period, which will be about an hour, but Belmont Center is a 5-10 minutes walk away and possesses many local eateries.

Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and we will aim to start the first round around 9:00 a.m. The tournament should end a little before 5:00 pm (provided all goes smoothly), although those playing in the finals should expect to stay for a little longer.

As far as fees go:
$80 for each team from a school
-$5 for every working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator
-$15 for teams traveling more than 100 miles
-$20 for new teams (for schools that have not played at a pyramidal quizbowl tournament since April 1, 2017)
Minimum fee for teams: $50
All discounts are from the total cost and are not on a per-team basis.

Please pay by check to Belmont Quizbowl on the day of the tournament. We will collect the checks at registration. If a school completely drops out less than three days before the tournament, you will be still have to pay your registration fee as well as an additional $10 inconvenience fee. However, if a school remains registered in the field and would like to add or drop additional teams, you may do so without penalty until the night before the tournament.

We hope to see you on April 28!

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff):

Acton-Boxborough (3/0/0)
AMSA (2/2/1)
Andover (1/1/0)
Belmont (1/1/many)
Boston Latin (1/1/0)
Brookline (1/1/1)
Hanover (1/3/0)
Lexington (1/0/0)
Phillips Academy (2/3/0)

Total: 13 teams, 12 buzzers, 2 additional staffers
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Re: BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)

Postby Thiccasso's Guernthicca » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:53 pm

The field will always be up to date. As our field is already half full, we encourage teams to register quickly in order to ensure their spot!
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Re: BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)

Postby Thiccasso's Guernthicca » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:00 pm

We're pleased to announce that BAIT I has been awarded platinum certification by PACE! This means that the top 25% of teams in our tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for PACE-NSC, a national high school quizbowl championship tournament that will take place on the weekend of June 2-3, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C.
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