Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 3/7/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

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Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 3/7/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

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Blacksburg High School in Blacksburg, VA will host the fifth Blacksburg High Academic Invitational on Saturday January 18, 2020 .

The tournament will be using NAQT's IS-186 for our question set.

We will seek affiliation with PACE for qualification for PACE-NSC. The tournament will give teams a chance to qualify for all high school NAQT championships for which they are eligible according to school size. All matches will be played in standard un-timed 20 toss-ups/20 bonuses format with powers and negs. The tournament format will consist of some form of round-robin bracketed preliminaries followed by a re-bracketed playoffs to give all teams as many meaningful and competitive matches as possible. The exact format will be highly dependent upon the final number of teams in the field.

To register, please e-mail me at [email protected].

Registration Fee $70 for each team

Possible Fee Reductions:
New to Quizbowl (No Circuit tournaments since 8/2017): -$20
Early Registration (By 12/20/2019): -$10
Experienced Moderator: -$10
Scorekeeper: -$5
Working Buzzer Set: -$5 (No Limit)

Minimum Fee is $40 per team attending.

The field will be updated below as registrations come in.
All teams listed below are from VA unless otherwise indicated.

Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators/Scorekeepers) (6/4/0/0)
Giles (1/1/0/0)
Salem (2/2/0/0)
Hidden Valley (2/0/0/0)
Virginia Episcopal School (1/1/0/0)

Interested:
Christiansburg
George Wythe
Patrick Henry (Roanoke)
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Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 12/14/19 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

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We are moving our tournament to Saturday, January 18, 2020 with the hope to increase participation by not having our tournament so close to winter exams.

While all schools are welcome, we strongly encourage participation by Virginia schools that are looking for a final tune-up before Post-Season Scholastic Bowl competition on this set provided by NAQT.

I would like a moderator to update our date in the post heading.
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Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 12/14/19 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

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mithokie wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:37 pm
I would like a moderator to update our date in the post heading.
Done.
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Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 1/18/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

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Due to the loss of some teams from our small field due to the weather this weekend, our tournament will be postponed until an as yet determined date (hopefully in March). Thanks for your interest.
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Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 1/18/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

Post by meebles127 »

Is this tournament still happening on March 7th? If so, would it be possible to provide a field update?
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Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V - 1/18/20 - Blacksburg, VA - NAQT IS-186

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The tournament has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020. The tournament will be small, but will happen, regardless of field size.

Other teams that would like to be added to the field may contact me to join the field. We have reduced registration costs for this likely to be small tournament.

Current field (3): We will add Blacksburg teams to fill the field out to a nice number.
Cave Spring "B"
Christiansburg
Richard Feynman
Matt Beeken
Blacksburg High School
Math and Physics Teacher
(2012-??)ACE Coach, Blacksburg HS
(2010-12) ACE CO-Coach, Blacksburg HS
(2011-12) Science MACC Coach, Blacksburg HS
Volunteer Assistant (2009-2010) ACE Coach, Blacksburg HS
mbeeken AT mcps DOT org

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