SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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NOTICE: THE DATE FOR THE TOURNAMENT HAS CHANGED FROM 10/19 TO 11/02

This is the general announcement for Vanderbilt University's fall-semester high school quiz bowl tournament, Scholastic Performance Of Outstandingly Knowledgable Youths V, to be hosted at Vanderbilt’s Buttrick Hall, 2400 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37212, on Saturday, November 2, 2019. Registration will begin at 7:30 AM and end at 8:45 AM. The first round will begin promptly at 9 AM, and the tournament should finish by 5 PM.

Location and directions:
The tournament will take place in Buttrick Hall, 2400 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37212, approachable easily from I-440's exit 1A onto West End heading north, or I-40's exit 209B on Broadway heading South towards the Medical Center, or just from Charlotte Ave. to West End heading towards the West side of campus near the roundabout near Kirkland Hall. Note: you can't actually park near Buttrick Hall, but you can drive up close to it (for drop-off) via West Side Row off 24th Ave S which will put you behind Rand dining hall with a 2 minute walk to Buttrick Hall.

Parking:
Is limited, so I've linked the campus map, a campus parking map, and the Medical Center parking map. These should give adequate guidelines for parking and locations. We generally suggest parking in either the Terrace Place or Wesley Place garages, which are about 7-10 minutes from Buttrick Hall, but free and likely large enough, as opposed to the reserved lots that surround the area.

Questions:
We will use the Lots Of Good, Interesting Content (LOGIC) set, written by members of academic teams at Miami Valley (OH), Adlai E Stevenson (IL) and University Lab (IL). More information can be found here.

Format:
Preliminary brackets will be seeded and then playoff brackets will be determined based on record. All teams will be offered a minimum of 8 games (liable to change with moderator count). Rounds will not be timed, but no round should be longer than 30 minutes. Statistics will be kept in full. Prizes will be offered to the top three teams and top five scorers. The current cap is 24 teams.

Fees:
Base fee: $70 per first team, $60 per second team and so on. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school, but schools sending more than two teams are strongly encouraged to provide a competent staffer (moderator and/or scorekeeper). This will change if we get more than 15 or so total staffers. Note that if we have enough staffers, your provided staffer may only be scorekeeping.

There will be
a $15 discount for experienced staffers who can moderate,
a $5 discount per buzzer with no limit on buzzers (until we reach 15 buzzers or so), and
a $5 discount for every 100 miles travelled one-way according to Google Maps.
a $5 discount for cash payment.
The minimum fee is $40.

Registration:
This tournament is open to any HS (including JV) teams; we may have a separate JV division if there are enough teams, but don't count on it. We will email and contact as many teams as possible, however, if you feel that you didn't get an invite and deserve one, just e-mail us at [email protected] or post here (We are still contacting teams!)

The last day to register for the tournament will be October 16 2019, per Vanderbilt University's Protection of Minors policy.
Once you confirm that you are coming, please should e-mail us at [email protected] with:
1. The number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you can bring.
2. A phone number for a coach/chaperone/captain that will be there with you on the day of the competition.
3. An email address where you/your coach can be contacted for further details or changes.

Payment:
We prefer payment on the day of, but feel free to send checks to us ahead of time (Email us for the address to send the check to!) All teams must pay by November 2, 2019, or pay a $25 late fee. Cash, personal checks, funds from an organization, or school checks are all fine. Purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or anything else that we can't process will not be counted as payment and you will have to pay the late fee. All checks must be made out to "Vanderbilt Quiz Bowl". If you need a pre-tournament invoice or W-9 form in order to have a check written, you must let us know by October 16th so that we can send you the paperwork in time.

Team size:
The maximum number of players on any one team is 6. Chances for substitutions always occur after Bonus 10 in each round (half-time), and if your moderator doesn't ask you, just briefly tell them the name of the player(s) you are substituting in/out. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day, and we will keep stats as such.

Please email [email protected] if you have any further questions. We're look forward to seeing a wide variety of teams from Tennessee and surrounding states on 11/02/19!

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Vanderbilt '20

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Re: SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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Because of the date change, is the registration date also changed?

Thanks
Kapil Nathan

Bumpus MS, Alabama '18; Hoover HS, Alabama '22
2019 JV and Varsity ASCA State Champion
5th Place Solo JV NH Bowl 2019

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Re: SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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The University requires two weeks' notice to process the protection of minors forms, so we require teams to register two weeks out to ensure the paperwork gets completed. The registration date listed is updated for the 11/2 tournament date (but we've been in contact via email since then so y'all are fine).
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Re: SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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When will full stats be up for this tournament?
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Bumpus MS, Alabama '18; Hoover HS, Alabama '22
2019 JV and Varsity ASCA State Champion
5th Place Solo JV NH Bowl 2019

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Re: SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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Stats are up now! https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5 ... eb_report/

The final rankings for the top playoff pool were
1. Hoover High
2. James Clemens HS
3. Merrol-Hyde A
4. USN A

Since the playoff pools were chosen based on the preliminary rounds (1-7) and the stats page only shows full results, it's a little misleading. Regardless, we'd like to thank all the teams that participated, and we hope to see you next semester for our spring tournament!
Dylan Folsom
President, Vandy QB
Vanderbilt '20

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Re: SPOOKY V at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN on 11/02/19)

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Thanks for playing the LOGIC set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2019 LOGIC Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2019 LOGIC Discussion" and join it)
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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