Host location: Bishop Ludden Junior-Senior High School
Field cap: 16 teams
We will be using NAQT Invitational Series Packet 222, a standard-difficulty set for high school teams.
We will be hosting our first annual Bishop Ludden Invitational Tournament on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Doors will open at 7:30 am. We would expect all players to be present on site by 8:30 for a morning informational meeting, and we plan to start the first round no later than 9:00.
Bishop Ludden's concession food truck stand will be open and pizza orders will be taken upon entry. Please use cash for pizza orders. Canned soda and bottled water are $1, bottled soda is $2. Candy is $2, chips, Pop-Tarts, cookies etc. are $1. Donuts and coffee will be $1 each. Fast food strip and Wegmans are 1.5 miles from the school. Parents can easily head out during the tournament and bring back lunch. Lunch will be approximately 30 minutes, so plan accordingly. Parking in the large parking lot.
For more information you may wish to contact the tournament director, Maxine Babcock (email@example.com; 315-468-2591 school number ). IS-222. This will be Bishop Ludden's first time hosting an NAQT tournament, but we will be assisted by Geneva and Ithaca.
All players, spectators, and coaches must adhere to the www.pace-nsc.org/nsc-code-of-conduct/]PACE Code of Conduct. Players, spectators, and coaches should report misconduct either directly to staff or via the misconduct form found at the bottom of the PACE Code of Conduct. Every instance of misconduct will be dealt with seriously by tournament staff. Similarly, the staff will investigate every allegation of cheating and reserves the right to report confirmed cheaters to local and national Quizbowl organizations.
Trophies will be awarded to the tournament champions, runners-up, and small school champion. Additionally, the top individual player will receive a trophy, and the top ten will receive a book prize.
Moderators /Scorers must be experienced. Moderators must be able to1 read at pace and with appropriate volume. Teams’ rosters must be finalized by Friday, September 22, 2023. Registration Closed on September 20.
Games will consist of 20 tossup/bonus pairs, read in untimed matches. During play, we use www.naqt.com/downloads/brief-rules.pdf NAQT’s Standard Rules with the exception that we will use five-second timing: five seconds to buzz in after tossup completion, five seconds to start answer to tossup after buzz, five seconds to start answer to bonus after bonus completion. The exact bracketing format used will be a true round robin with nine rounds, follwed by a final round to determine ranking, barring more teams registering.
Top finishers will qualify for the 2024 NAQT High School and/or Small School National Championships, and we anticipate they will also qualify for the 2024 PACE National Scholastic Championship.