CSI XIII (11/17/18) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

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CSI XIII (11/17/18) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

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I am happy to announce our 13th annual Cave Spring Invitational (CSI) will take place at Cave Spring High School in scenic southwest Virginia. We've scheduled our tournament for November 17, 2018.

AFFILIATION: PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has designated the Cave Spring Invitational XIII as a platinum NSC qualifier. This means that the top 25% of teams in thetournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for our national high school quizbowl championship, the PACE NSC on the weekend of June 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C.

QUESTIONS: We have secured the WHAQ 3 housewrite for our tournament. If you want to see what their distribution is like, click on the following link: viewtopic.php?f=109&t=21382

FORMAT: Our field cap is 30 teams but we reserve the right to expand the field should we find enough moderators. We are going to guarantee ten rounds of competition for everyone, at least. Trophies will be given to the top three teams and we usually award the top ten individuals with some sort of prize. Neg King/Queen award is also available. We also have other contests going on throughout the day that kids can participate in and win prizes.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:
-The fee structure is as follows:
Base fee: $70 per team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $5 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control box and eight activators all work; max of 2 buzzer systems)
Travel discount: $15 off school's total fee if you have to travel more than 150 miles as determined by Google Maps.
New team discount: Teams that have never been to the CSI or NCIS may receive a 50% discount on their first team registered (any additional teams from that school have to be brought in at full price).
Minimum fee: $35

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only three players.

FOOD: As always, we will provide a simple breakfast, free of charge. We have been providing a simple lunch consisting of pizza, fruit, chips and a drink for lunch at a reasonable price.

HOTEL: We are trying to get discounts to nearby accommodations for schools who may want to spend the night. If you need more information, please feel free to contact me about suitable lodging.

COACHES CHALLENGE: Any coach/adult/reader not affiliated with Cave Spring HS is eligible to play. Top winners will some sort of prize to recognize their achievement. The format will be similar to last year, where all contestants do a 20-25 question worksheet at the time of registration. The highest qualifying scores will compete in a short buzzer match after lunch and before playoff announcements.

STUDENT CHALLENGE: We offer a side event in the morning for any high school player to participate in. Students will be show a slideshow of various scenes, all revolving around a theme, and are asked to identify as many as they can. The highest score will be rewarded with a prize during the individual awards.

If you have any questions or wish to register, feel free to contact Bob Powers at csquizbowl <at> gmail <dot> com. We look forward to seeing you all here.
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Re: CSI XIII (11/17/18) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

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Field (teams/buzzers):
Honaker (2/1) *
Galileo Magnet (3/0)
Rappahannock County (2/1) *
Brookville (1/2)
Blacksburg (4/2)
Hidden Valley (3/2)
NKA Homeschool Collective (1/1) *
Patrick Henry (1/1)
Salem (2/1)
Rockbridge County (3/0)
Christiansburg (1/0)
Carroll County (1/0/1)
Grundy (1/1) *
Eastern Montgomery (1/2)
George Wythe (2/0)

Total: 28 teams/14 buzzers

* indicates schools that qualified for the travel discount
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With a month out from the tournament, we have raised our field cap from 18 to 24 and moved teams from the waitlist into the field. We are still in the process of securing more moderators and willing to take more registrations until then.
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Re: CSI XIII (11/17/18) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

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Hello all. I wanted to first inform you that our stats are up and you can find them here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5150/. The top seven teams have qualified for the PACE NSC at the end of the season. These teams' rankings were determined by their performance in playoffs:

1. Rockbridge County A
2. Hidden Valley A
3. Blacksburg A
4. Honaker A
5. NKA Collective A
6. Blacksburg C
7. Rockbridge County B

We wanted to first thank the academic team from Virginia Tech and Roanoke College for coming out to help out with moderating duties as well as Ken and McKennon Flint. They sacrificed a Saturday to help us all out so kudos to all of them.

Lastly, we wanted to thank you all for your participation as well as patience this past Saturday. I know we ran later than usual. We apologize for that and any inconvenience that may have caused you. Tamara and I are always looking for ways to improve the tournament so that you all can get the most out of it. If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns for us, please feel free to e-mail us. In the mean time, we hope you all have a great season and hope to see you soon at a tournament.
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Re: CSI XIII (11/17/18) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

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Thanks for playing the WHAQ III set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2018 WHAQ Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2018 WHAQ Discussion" and join it)
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