Tri-State Tussle V, Delaware Valley HS, Milford, PA (10/26)

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Tri-State Tussle V, Delaware Valley HS, Milford, PA (10/26)

Post by deviziak » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. Delaware Valley High School in Milford, PA will be hosting its fifth annual Tri-State Tussle tournament on Saturday, October 26, 2019. We are located just off Interstate 84, exit 53 in PA (GPS coordinates N 41° 20.992 W 074° 44.333). Our first four tournaments in this series have run very well, and we're confident participating teams are going to have a great time.

TST5 will be using NAQT's set 185-A this year. Computational Math questions won't be used for toss-ups, but we will be using Comp Math bonuses. Standard rules will be in effect (powers, negs, etc., with sudden death overtime) with ACF timing (five seconds for everything). We have a soft cap of 18 teams but can possibly add space to a hard cap of 24 teams if we have enough qualified staffers. Teams registering after we reach the cap will be added to our wait list.

The formatting of the tournament will include teams playing bracketed round robins in the morning, and rebracketing according to morning records for the afternoon rounds, pitting teams against other teams with a similar record. Playoffs will be played as necessary, with trophies for top teams and book prizes for top scorers.

Tournament Pricing
Base fee will be $85 (second and subsequent teams from same school $75), with the following discounts applied, one each per school:
*Fully functioning buzzer: -$5/buzzer system
*Experienced moderator who reads at the tournament: -$20/moderator with pyramidal quiz bowl experience.
Checks for registration should be made out to Paul Nelson, 6100 Westchester Park Dr. Apt. 1716, College Park, MD 20740

Lunch Options
Our plans again are to offer a pizza lunch for sale on site, to be ordered in advance through DV's chapter of FBLA. Last year's pizza prices were as follows, and we expect they'll be the same or similar this year:
Plain large pizza pie - $15.00
Pepperoni large pizza pie - $20.00
2-liter bottle of soda - $2.00
Flavors include: Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Root Beer
Bottles of water - $1.00
Cups of soda and assorted snacks made available throughout the competition for 50 cents.
There are also more fast-food options within a short drive of campus (McDonalds, Subway, Taco Bell, Roy Rogers, Wendy's). If you plan on leaving campus for lunch, be sure to notify us that you're doing so. In the best interest of the tournament’s goal to finish in a timely manner, we will expect everyone to be at the specified location on time. We will be reading questions to whomever is in place at the time we announce.

The Competition Day
Registration will be open at 8am just inside the DVHS 11/12 entrance. Teams ordering pizzas for lunch will be able to pay for them at that time. All teams' coaches and players should be on site at 8:30am at the latest, as we want to start introductory meetings for teams and staffers at 8:30am and start the first matches at 9:00am.
Everyone will play a bracketed round-robin of morning matches, most likely five rounds before we break for lunch. Going into the fifth round you'll be told what time the mid-tournament meeting will be held, when you'll receive your afternoon brackets. We'll also give out individual book prizes based on morning stats at that mid-tournament meeting. After that brief meeting, everyone will be playing their new brackets, with matches against teams of similar record from the morning. Depending on final team count, everyone will be guaranteed either nine or ten matches over the course of the day. We expect all teams to play out their full schedule before leaving to allow everyone to have the chance to play the matches they came to play.

The top 15% of teams will qualify for the High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT) in Atlanta May 22-24. Tri State Tussle V has also been awarded Gold Certification from PACE, so the top 20% of teams at TST will qualify for PACE-NSC at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on June 6-7 . Top teams from small schools can also qualify for the Small School National Championship Tournament in Chicago. Individual and team statistics will be available soon after the tournament is over, and running stats will be posted throughout the day.

We've always had a smoothly running tournament at Tri-State Tussle, and it is our intent to make this fun, fair and a great experience for every player on every team. We look forward to having you all here at Delaware Valley High School on Saturday, October 26.

Kevin DeVizia
Delaware Valley High School
252 Route 6 & 209
Milford, PA 18337

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FIELD UPDATE (Teams/Moderators/Buzzers)

Ithaca (NY) (2/1/2)
Wallenpaupack (PA) (3/1/2)
Moravian Academy (PA) (3/0/1)
Berwick (PA) (1/1/1)
Delaware Valley (PA) (2/5/2)
Pingry (NJ) (2/0/0)
Lakeland (PA) (2/1/1)
Cooperstown (NY) (2/0/2)
Emmaus (PA) (1/0/2)
Last edited by deviziak on Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:03 am, edited 2 times in total.
Kevin DeVizia
Delaware Valley High School
Milford, PA

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Re: Tri-State Tussle V, Delaware Valley HS, Milford, PA (10/26)

Post by deviziak » Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:52 pm

We have reached our soft cap of 18 teams.

We will expand to our hard cap of 24 teams if we have sufficient staff, and of course, teams.
Kevin DeVizia
Delaware Valley High School
Milford, PA

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