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Richard Montgomery Winter Novice Tournament (12/15/18)

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:58 pm
by kevinlu
Richard Montgomery High School is happy to announce its annual Winter Novice Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Richard Montgomery High School! The tournament will be mirroring SCOP Novice 9.

250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852

The eligibility requirements for this tournament are as follows:
1) All freshmen and sophomores are eligible to play.
2) Any junior in their first year of quizbowl is eligible to play.
3) Any senior attending their first ever quizbowl tournament is eligible to play.
4) If you have any specific eligibility concerns or questions, please email

We reserve the right to restrict players who we deem to above novice level from playing at our tournament. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please email us.

We also ask that teams carry no more than six players on any single team. Teams planning to bring more than six players should register another team.

Tournament Fees
The fee structure is as follows:
Base fee per team: $60
Buzzer discount (having at least 8 working buzzers), maximum of 1 buzzer set per team: -$5
Reader discount: -$10
Travel discount: -$10 per 100 miles, one-way (via Google Maps)
Minimum fee per team: $40

Registration will begin at 8:15 AM, with matches starting at about 9:00 AM.

Checks should be made out to “Richard Montgomery High School” with “It’s Academic” as the memo line. They may be mailed in advance to 250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852, with Douglas McDonald in the attention line. Payment must be received before or on the day of the tournament.

Please send registration requests to - in the email, be sure to clearly indicate the number of teams, buzzers, and moderators you plan to bring. Please also include a phone number and email address where we can contact you on the day of the tournament. Remember that forum posts do not constitute a registration.

We will most likely be capping the field at 24 teams. Teams that register after that cap has been filled will be placed on a wait list. Expansion may be possible.

Breakfast will be on us! An assortment of breakfast food will be provided.
For lunch, pizza will be sold by the pie.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to send them to us at We look forward to seeing you on December 15th!

Re: Richard Montgomery Winter Novice Tournament (12/15/18)

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:14 pm
by kevinlu
Field (teams, buzzers, staffers):

Benjamin Banneker (2, 1, 0)
Monticello Maniacs (4, 4, 4)
Norfolk Academic Guild (2, 0, 1)
Winston Churchill (1, 1, 1)
Georgetown Day (2, 0, 0)
Montgomery Blair (2, 1, 3)
Wootton (2, 0, 1)
St. Anselm's (1, 1, 0)
Langley (1, 1, 1)
Mount Vernon (1, 0, 0)
Centennial (3, 3, 1)
Wilmington Charter (2, 0, 1)
BASIS McLean (1, 0, 1)
Easton (1, 0, 0)
Quince Orchard (3, 0, 0)
Hammond (1, 1, 0)

TOTAL: 29 teams, 13 buzzers, 14 staffers

Burleigh Manor (4, 4, 0)
Centennial Lane ES (2, 2, 0)
Longfellow (2, 1, 0)
St. Anselm’s (1, 0, 0)
Churchill Road ES (1, 0, 0)
Norfolk Academic Guild (1, 0, 0)
BASIS McLean (1, 0, 0)

TOTAL: 12 teams, 7 buzzers, 0 staffers

Churchill Road ES (1, 0, 0)

We've now expanded (for the final time) to 42 teams! We've split the tournament into two divisions: high school, with a cap of 30 teams, and middle school, with a cap of 12 teams. All spots are now filled! Any extra teams will be added to the waitlist of their respective division.