Cookeville Fall Tournament @ Cookeville HS, Cookeville, TN, 12/7/19 (IS-187A)

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Cookeville Fall Tournament @ Cookeville HS, Cookeville, TN, 12/7/19 (IS-187A)

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Cookeville High School (Cookeville, TN) will be hosting the Cookeville Fall Tournament on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Cookeville High School is located at 2335 N. Washington Ave., Cookeville, TN, 38501.

We will be using NAQT IS-187A. Register here.

Tentatively, we'll be capping the field at 18 teams. We may grow the field size if there's interest, help, and available rooms.

Payment
$70/team
-$10 per buzzer system per team
-$5 per staffer
$55 minimum cost per team

Payment can be made on-site. Please make checks out to CHS Academic Team.

Format
We are planning to have gameplay follow standard standard NAQT rules. This, however, is ultimately dependent on having quality moderators. We will make modifications as needed, and those will be reflected here.

Sign-in will begin at 8:00, the introductory meeting will begin at 8:45, and the first round will begin at 9:00. The tournament should end by 5:00.

The tournament will consist of bracketed round-robin preliminary rounds, a 1.5-hour lunch, and re-bracketed playoff and consolation rounds, and cross-over and finals matches as necessary. The specifics will depend on the number of competing teams. If we reach our field cap, each team will play 10 matches.

The top three teams will receive trophies, and the top scorers after the preliminary rounds will receive book prizes.

Food
We will not be serving lunch on site. There are a handful of restaurants within a short drive of the school, and we will allow ample time for teams to leave campus for lunch. Restaurants and approximate driving distances will be communicated via email closer to the event. We will not be serving breakfast. We will have a hospitality room for coaches and staff.

Questions? Contact me here via PM or via email: sam.matson AT pcsstn.com.

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Re: Cookeville Fall Tournament @ Cookeville HS, Cookeville, TN, 12/7/19 (IS-187A)

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This happened!

Congrats to our top four teams:

1. Merrol Hyde
2. "Unaffiliated" A
3. Coppell
4. USN A

And congrats to Vishal Sivamani (Coppell) on finishing as our top individual on the day!

full stats

This tournament would not have been possible without Chuck Pearson, who has been an amazing sounding board over the last few months. Chuck, Tennessee is lucky to have you, and we very much appreciate your guidance and help!

Also, I'd like to thank Carolyn Hawkins, Bryan Beaty, Misty Waller, Eric Howard, and Carey Wilson for giving up their Saturday to read. Thanks to Kerri Apple and Vani Gaddam for running our hospitality room and helping to create a positive environment in a windowless room. Thanks to Brian Hoover and Helena Baier for their advice along the way. Thanks to Vishal Sivamani and his father for making the trip out to our little corner of the world and making friends with our people. And certainly not least, thanks to the East and Middle Tennessee schools who brought teams and spent the day with us. It's great to see this community grow and improve, and we hope this will be the first of many tournaments that we host over the coming years!
Sam Matson
Cookeville HS

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