Keystone State Invitational II (March 28th-29th) @ Penn State University

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Keystone State Invitational II (March 28th-29th) @ Penn State University

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Penn State Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the return of the Keystone State Invitational (KSI II), which will take place on March 28th and 29th at Penn State University. The tournament is intended for teams preparing for national tournaments to prepare and face some of the best teams the region has to offer.

Logistics
KSI II will consist of two back-to-back tournaments. The first tournament will take place on Saturday morning and Saturday afternoon, and will run on a mirror of NAQT's D2 SCT set. The tournament will use NAQT style rules on 11-minute halves. The second tournament, which will take place on Saturday evening and Sunday morning, will use the STASH question set and will use the PACE ruleset.

Teams are guaranteed a minimum of 11 rounds for the NAQT Tournament and a minimum of 10 rounds for the PACE tournament.

Pending room confirmations (mid-October), the tournament will take place in Willard Hall at Penn State.

Field
The initial field cap for both tournaments will be set at 16 teams. We expect to re-evaluate the field cap once our staffing situation becomes more clear.

Until Janurary 1st, all teams from outside of Pennsylvania and Delaware will be placed in an "Out-of-State" waitlist. At that point, we will include the teams on the waitlist into the field, and registration will be open to all teams. The reasons for this are twofold: we want to prioritize Pennsylvania teams in the field, and there will likely be other mirrors of D2 SCT set up by then that out-of-state teams should be attending.

Fees

NAQT Tournament
$100 for a school's first registered team
$90 for all subsequent teams
-$10 per buzzer (can be claimed a maximum of 3 times by a school)
-$10 per staffer (can be claimed a maximum of 3 times by a school)
-$20 if team is competing in both events
Minimum fee of $50

PACE tournament

$120 for first registered team
$110 for all subsequent teams
-$10 per buzzer (can be claimed a maximum of 3 times by a school)
-$10 per staffer (can be claimed a maximum of 3 times by a school)
-$20 if team is competing in both events
Minimum fee of $70

Registration
To register, please fill out this form.

Teams may have a maximum of 6 players per registered team. You may register as many teams as you like, but if you are bringing seven players, you must split into two teams.

We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, via cash or check. Please make checks payable to "Penn State Quiz Bowl."

Any questions can be forwarded to me at [email protected]. We hope to see you at Penn State!
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Re: Keystone State Invitational II (March 28th-29th) @ Penn State University

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Fields
The NAQT Field is capped at 20 teams. The PACE Field is capped at 16 teams.

NAQT Tournament Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)

Penn Manor (1/3/0)
Camp Hill (2/1/0)
Ithaca (NY) (1/2/0)
Manheim Township (2/0/0)
Allderdice (1/1/1)
"Salunga School" (1/2/0)
Delaware Valley (1/0/0)
Westmont Hilltop (2/1/0)
State College (3/2/3)
Trinity (1/1/0)
Henderson (1/1/1)
"Kanadasaga Academy" (NY) (1/2/0)
Kiski Area (1/0/0)

Total: (18/16/3)

Waitlist


PACE Tournament Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)

Penn Manor (1/3/0)
Ithaca (NY) (1/2/0)
Manheim Township (2/0/0)
Allderdice (1/1/1)
"Salunga School" (1/2/0)
State College (3/2/0)
Kiski Area (1/0/0)

Total: (10/10/1)

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Re: Keystone State Invitational II (March 28th-29th) @ Penn State University

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Teams from outside Pennsylvania and Delaware may now register for the tournament.
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The NAQT division of the field is full. Any additional teams that sign up will be put on a waitlist. If we get enough staff, we will expand the field. If you are interested in staffing, please email me at [email protected].
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Re: Keystone State Invitational II (March 28th-29th) @ Penn State University

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The NAQT Field for KSI has expanded to 20 teams! All teams on the waitlist should receive an email from me and should confirm their availability with me as soon as possible.

With that news, the NAQT Field is still capped, and any additional teams will continue to be put on the waitlist.
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[Postponed] Keystone State Invitational II @ Penn State University

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With the news that Penn State will go online-only from March 15th through April 3rd, the Keystone State Invitational will no longer take place on the weekend of March 28th. We are in the process of potentially rescheduling KSI II to another date.
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