PHAT XIII (12/6 at Essex HS, Essex Jct, VT)

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PHAT XIII (12/6 at Essex HS, Essex Jct, VT)

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The Vermont-NEA Scholars’ Bowl is excited to announce it will hold its 13th annual Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament (PHAT) on Friday, December 6th, at Essex High School. This tournament is the largest in New England, typically attracting more than 50 teams, and we hope your school will consider joining us for an exciting night of competition.

The tournament will be played on NAQT question set IS-189A. This is the same set as the October tournament at AMSA in Massachusetts so schools wanting to attend should plan their schedule accordingly.

Our tournament format will follow official NAQT rules (http://www.naqt.com/rules.html), including timed rounds. The schedule will include eight rounds of matches and, if the number of teams allows it, all teams will play in every round.

We plan to run a separate novice bracket for less-experienced players. Teams in this bracket will be ineligible for the overall championship but will play all their games against other teams of newcomers, including separate playoffs. The novice bracket is primarily intended for students in Grade 10 or younger, though older students may participate if they are not part of your school's regular varsity lineup and they have not played in a tossup-bonus tournament prior to this school year.

The entry fee is $40 per team for out-of-state teams and schools will be initially limited to a maximum of two teams, varsity and/or novice. Additional teams will be accepted if the number of rooms and readers allows it, with preference given to schools that can bring extra volunteers to help read matches and/or keep score.

To simplify the registration process we are taking sign-ups via Google Form. Visit the following link to submit your information:
https://forms.gle/Ys9SYLJmEhqodjk59

The registration deadline is December 3rd.

Interested teams should note that participation will require them to leave school early. Check-in will be held from 3:30 to 3:40 pm and matches will begin as close to 4 pm as possible. The competition will end at approximately 9 pm.

A dinner break will be included in the schedule and the host team from Essex will be organizing a pizza pre-order, with details to be provided soon. Schools not participating in the pre-order will be responsible for bringing their own food or visiting one of the several nearby restaurants. Teams leaving campus for dinner must return on time or risk forfeiting their first playoff match.

Because we are unable to hire readers for this tournament, the coaches of all participating teams will be expected to moderate matches so that we can keep all teams playing in all rounds. We will have a quick rules meeting to go over the basics and answer questions, but if you are new to NAQT format please familiarize yourself and your team with the rules (http://www.naqt.com/rules.html) ahead of time. Also, if you know of anyone (players' parents, teachers, former players, etc.) who might be willing to volunteer to read matches or keep score, please let me know and invite them to come. The more staffers we have, the smoother things will run.

We also ask teams that have buzzer systems to bring them along to help us make sure we have buzzers for every room.

Finally, please note that all payment is due on the date of the tournament and that we do not accept purchase orders. Checks should be made out to the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl.
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
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Re: PHAT XIII (12/6 at Essex HS, Essex Jct, VT)

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Field as of 7 PM on 12/3 (This should be more or less final):

Boston Latin (MA): 1 varsity
Frances Richmond MS (NH): 2 novice
Hanover (NH): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Plymouth (NH): 2 varsity, 2 novice
Boquet Valley (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Crown Point (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Schuylerville (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
South Glens Falls (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Ticonderoga (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
BFA-Fairfax (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
BFA-St. Albans (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Burlington (VT): 2 varsity, 1 novice
Cabot (VT): 1 varsity
Champlain Valley (VT): 2 varsity, 1 novice
Essex (VT): 2 varsity, 1 novice
Lamoille (VT): 1 varsity, 2 novice
Middlebury (VT): 2-3 varsity, 1-2 novice
Missisquoi (VT): 2 varsity
Montpelier (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Mt. Abraham (VT): 1 varsity
Mt. Mansfield (VT): 1 varsity
Rice (VT): 1 varsity
South Burlington (VT): 3-4 varsity, 3 novice
Spaulding (VT): 1 varsity
Winooski (VT): 1 novice


Approximate totals: 32 varsity, 24 novice
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
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Re: PHAT XIII (12/6 at Essex HS, Essex Jct, VT)

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With a few adjustments, we ended up with 56 teams from 24 schools.

Plymouth went undefeated, beating Boston Latin 500-215 in the final behind an awesome 10-2-2 performance from Rhys Harris.

South Burlington beat Essex, 390-320, to finish third in what was one of the deeper tournaments we've had in Vermont in recent years.

Stats are here: http://www.scholarsbowl.org/19PHAT_standings.html
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
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