Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally [HVQR] - CALISTO - State College, PA - 1/18/20

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Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally [HVQR] - CALISTO - State College, PA - 1/18/20

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Due to poor weather and expected icy conditions, the Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally was cancelled.



State College Area High School is excited to invite you to the first annual Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally [HVQR] on Saturday, January 18th, 2020. Registration will run from 8:00 to 8:30 AM with rounds starting at 9:00 AM after an all-team meeting. We expect to finish the tournament by 4:00.

Format + Question Set
The field is soft capped at 18 teams, but depending on interest and staffing availability, this may increase. The exact format and number of rounds will be determined at a later date depending on the field size; however, all teams can expect a minimum of 10 rounds.

We will be mirroring the CALISTO set, a regular high school difficulty packet. More information about it can be found here.

All tournament rounds will follow standard ACF rules for untimed rounds consisting of 20 tossups and 20 three-part, 30 point bonuses without bouncebacks. We will have 15 point powers and -5 point negs. Per standard ACF rules, competitors will have 5 seconds to answer all questions. If after 20 tossups the match is a tie, a tiebreaker question will be read.

Location
The tournament will be held at the State College Area High School (650 Westerly Parkway, State College, PA 16801). Parking is available on the school's campus. We know this can be a far trek for Pennsylvania teams on the western and eastern edges, so feel free to reach out to me with any logistical questions or requests (e.g. hotels).

Registration and Fees
To register for the tournament, please fill out the form available here. Once you submit the form, we'll send you a confirmation email and periodic updates leading up to January.

Fees are:
$65 for the first team
$55 per additional team
-$10 per buzzer
-$10 per moderator
-$20 for teams that have not attended a pyramidal quiz bowl tournament in the past two years (IU competitions and the Nittany Lion Novice tournament do not count against this)
-$10 for teams traveling more than 150 miles to attend (calculated using Google Maps from their school address to State High)

Regardless of discounts, a school's minimum fee stands at $45 dollars.

Please bring payment the morning of the tournament in the form of cash or checks payable to "SCASD Activities Fund". Alternatively, if your school prefers to pay ahead of time we can accept checks or credit card payments any time following your signup. If you have any questions or issues with this, please let me know and we can work out a solution.

Lunch!
There are a couple of lunch options right next to the high school (chicken, pizza, a bagel place, and a Weis). We may also offer some form of catering, with more information on that coming soon.

Contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions. State High looks forward to seeing you in January!
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Re: Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally [HVQR] - CALISTO - State College, PA - 1/18/20

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Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)

Alderdice (2,1,1)
Huntingdon Area (2,1,1)
Manheim Township (2,0,0)
Midd-West (2,0,0)
Montgomery Area (2,0,1)
Penn Manor (1,2,0)

Total (11/4/3)

Last Updated on January 3rd.
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Re: Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally [HVQR] - CALISTO - State College, PA - 1/18/20

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Did you get the set yet? I'm still waiting.
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Re: Happy Valley Quizbowl Rally [HVQR] - CALISTO - State College, PA - 1/18/20

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Just to clarify, we are hosting on the 18th, not the 11th.

CALLISTO has confirmed that they will send us the set before the tournament.
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