Thomas Jefferson Novice (TJNAT) - 11/9/19

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Thomas Jefferson Novice (TJNAT) - 11/9/19

Post by SwedenSour » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:30 pm

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the inaugural Thomas Jefferson Novice Academic Tournament (TJNAT) on November 9th, 2019.

QUESTION SET:
The tournament will using IS-184A, a question set produced by NAQT. This will be a good opportunity for new teams to play introductory-level questions.

TJNAT's current field cap is 24, but this may be increased depending on room and staffer availability. We will be limiting registrations to a maximum of 3 teams per school. Please sign up by 11/2/2019. Teams will be limited to at most 6 people, so schools planning to bring more than 6 students should register another team. During the rounds, up to 4 students are permitted to play at any given time, and up to 2 students can sub out at halftime. Teams may have fewer than 4 people.

ELIGIBILITY:
Any player who has more than two years of high school pyramidal Quizbowl experience or has attained greater than 25 PPG at a national tournament is not eligible. Any player part of a school who is in their first year of playing pyramidal, non-VHSL quizbowl is automatically eligible, and able to redeem a new school registration discount. We ask that experienced teams use discretion when creating rosters, and we reserve the right to request rosters in order to check eligibility.
Please contact us at tjhsstquizbowl@gmail.com if you have any questions about eligibility!

LOGISTICS:
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, and the opening meeting will start at 9:15 AM. We will explain the rules and regulations, and basic breakfast foods will be provided. Pizza will be available for order in the morning. The tournament will be held at TJHSST (6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA 22312). Our tournament is set for November 9th if weather permits, but if not, we will reschedule for a later date.

FEES:
Registration fees per team:
$70 for schools that regularly participate in pyramidal quizbowl
$45 for schools that are new to pyramidal quizbowl

DISCOUNTS:
-$5 per each fully functional buzzer set, defined as having at least 8 working buzzers
-$5 per each competent staffer
-$10 per 100 miles traveled one way - determined by Google Maps

Minimum registration fees:
$45 for schools that regularly participate in pyramidal quizbowl
$20 for schools that are new to pyramidal quizbowl

Registration fees can be paid through cash or by check. Checks should be made payable to TJHSST Quizbowl with your school’s name and Registration Fee in the memo line. While payment the day of the tournament is preferable, mailing it in advance will work as well. Anything sent via mail should be addressed to TJHSST Quizbowl c/o John Laffey at 6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

SIGN UP HERE:
https://www.naqt.com/go/register/10617

Please direct any questions to the Thomas Jefferson Quizbowl officers at tjhsstquizbowl@gmail.com. We hope to see you in November!
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Re: Thomas Jefferson Novice (TJNAT) - 11/9/19

Post by SwedenSour » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 am

Field Count (24/24):
Team (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)

Bishop O'Connell (1/0/0)
Burleigh Manor (3/0/0)
Centennial (3/0/0)
Centennial Lane (2/0/0)
Cooper MS (1/0/0)
Lake Braddock (1/0/0)
Longfellow MS (2/0/0)
McLean HS (2/0/0)
Montgomery Blair (1/0/0)
Nansemond River (2/0/0)
Nansemond-Suffolk (1/0/0)
Richard Montgomery (3/0/0)
Stone Ridge (1/0/0)
Winston Churchill (1/0/0)

Waitlist:
Montgomery Blair (1/0/0)
Cooper MS (1/0/0)
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TJHSST ‘21

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Re: Thomas Jefferson Novice (TJNAT) - 11/9/19

Post by SwedenSour » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:08 pm

Though our field is full, we will add teams to a waitlist if they are interested, as there is a good chance that we will expand. We plan to close signups the Friday before the tournament, so please sign up before then.
Joshua Lian
Longfellow MS '17
TJHSST ‘21

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