[Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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[Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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Hello everyone,

The Ladue Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our ninth annual Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) on Saturday, March 28th, 2020. We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well. In consistency with previous years, we intend to qualify the top teams for a bid to the 2020 PACE National Scholastic Championship, which will be held on June 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago.

As the MSHSAA District tournaments occur a few weeks later, and competition on the national level begins not long after, this is a perfect opportunity to tune-up ahead of time, and is also one of the last contests before the conclusion of the regular quizbowl season. So, if you want to get in one more fantastic tournament, go ahead and sign up!

For questions, we will be using BLAST, a housewritten, high school regular-plus difficulty set written by a plethora of experienced quizbowlers from some of the top teams in the nation. Full details can be found here.

Tournament Rules
• 20 tossups and bonuses per game
• no computational math
• 15 point powers
• -5 point negs
• NO bouncebacks on bonuses.

Format
•24-team field with the possibility that this might expand
•Bracketed round robin prelims
•Re-bracketed round robin playoffs
Four-team superplayoffs and final if needed

Entry Fees
First team from a school: $70
Second, third, etc teams from the same school: $65
Buzzer discount*: -$5 per system
Staff discount*: -$5 per staff member.

*Buzzers and staff are on an as-needed, first-come, first-serve basis. When registering, please detail how many staff and/or buzzers you may be able to bring. As the tournament approaches, we will let you know whether they are needed or not.

Any payment mailed in advance should be addressed to Jonah Krueger, 1201 S. Warson, St. Louis, MO 63124, though it is also fine to pay on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to "LHWHS Attn: Jonah Krueger".

We are setting a tentative field cap of 24 teams. There is no maximum to the number of teams each school may bring. We will likely be able to expand if there is enough interest, but until that point, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. If our field fills, we will be able to guarantee every team in attendance at least 8 games, if not more. Fields can fill fast, so sign up soon to reserve your slot! To register, please send an email to [email protected].

If you have any questions, or wish to register, please email [email protected]. We hope to see you here at Ladue on March 28th!
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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Current Field (22/24):
Orchard Farm (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Sullivan (3 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator, 1 scorekeeper)
Eureka (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Brentwood (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer)
Oakville (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Parkway North (1 team)
Helias (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Francis Howell (1 team, 1 buzzer)
STL Patriots (1 team, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator)
Westminster Christian (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Christian (O'Fallon) (1 team, 1 scorekeeper)
Mexico (3 teams, 1 moderator)
Parkway West (1 team)
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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Just a reminder that we still have plenty of spots in our field for LIST IX. If you're interested in a late-season tournament on harder questions that will be great preparation for nationals, then don't forget to sign up!
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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I just realized I've forgotten to update the field in a while. We are now two-thirds of the way to our field cap--if you want a spot, make sure to sign up soon!
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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There's only one month left before the deadline for non-Missouri teams (due to the MSHSAA sanctioning process). We're still looking for more teams to register, so don't hesitate to do so if you'd like to add one more great tournament to your calendar!
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

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Unfortunately, with the Ladue School District closing and St. Louis County prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, we will be cancelling LIST on March 28th. We'll look into the possibility of rescheduling, but as of now it doesn't seem likely.

If you'd still like the play the BLAST question set, Groger Ranks is hosting an online mirror on April 11th.

Stay safe everyone!
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