Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/27/14 at Essex Junction, VT)

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Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/27/14 at Essex Junction, VT)

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The Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl will hold the 16th annual Sue Pasco Opening Tournament at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vt., on Saturday, Sept. 27.

This is our annual kickoff tournament -- a semi-formal event, featuring candy prizes and primarily intending to serve as an introduction to the season for Vermont teams. However, we will be gladly welcome any schools from outside the state interested in joining us.

We hold this tournament in conjunction with our league coaches meeting, and the format is dependent on the number of readers available. If we get enough volunteers, we will start during the meeting and play 8-10 matches about 20 minutes in length. If not, we hold some kind of collective competition during the meeting and likely run eight shorter matches once the meeting ends and the coaches can help moderate games.

This tournament will serve as an NAQT nationals qualifier, but to keep costs to a minimum, we're using IS-135A, a set from last season. Any school that has purchased or played on that set is ineligible to participate.

The tournament is free for all members of the Vermont Scholars' Bowl. We ask any out-of-state schools to pay $10 per team to help defray our question costs. The registration deadline is Sept. 22.

If your interested in registering or have any other questions, contact me, Kevin Commo, at kcommo (at) scholarsbowl (dot) org.
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

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Re: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/27/14 at Essex Junction,

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All local teams in the field this year. We're looking at a field of:

Essex 2 +/-
Montpelier 2
South Burlington 4 +/-
Fair Haven 1-2
Lamoille 2
Burlington 3
North Country 1
Hanover 1
BFA-Fairfax 2
Total 19-20 teams, give or take
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Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

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Re: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/27/14 at Essex Junction,

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So we ended up with 18 teams from 9 schools. Hanover won, beating Essex 240-225 in the last round, getting 30 on the last question, in what was a de facto championship game among the top teams in the A bracket. Those two teams, plus third-place South Burlington, should qualify for HSNCT while fifth-place Montpelier and sixth-place Lamoille should be our SSNCT qualifers.

Results are here: http://www.scholarsbowl.org/SPOT14_standings.html
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl

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