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CANCELLED: Battle of the Burgh XXIII (3/21/20) [IS-188]

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:30 am
by mo.elfayoumi
Pitt Quiz Bowl is happy to announce our 23rd annual spring quiz bowl tournament Battle of the Burgh, to be held on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at the University of Pittsburgh. The tournament will begin at around 9 AM and last until around 5 PM. Teams can register for the tournament by filling out the following form. We will also be using NAQT's online registration system for this tournament. The current field cap is set at 24 teams.


This tournament will be held at the Cathedral of Learning which is located at 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Parking can most easily be acquired at Soldiers and Sailors Parking Garage, which is located at 4101 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Please arrive at the Cathedral of Learning between 8-8:30 AM for registration.

Questions and Format

We will be using the IS-188 set for this tournament. Any team who has played this set in the past in ineligible for this tournament. We will also be using standard NAQT rules for this tournament.

Fees and Discounts

Base Fee:
+$70 for the first team registered
+$60 each additional team registered

Buzzer Discount: -$10 to your school's total fee for each fully functional system. A fully functional buzzer system is defined as follows:
    A buzzer system that clearly indicates which player has buzzed. The control unit and at least 8 activators work, including lights on either or both of the 8 activators and control unit.

    Staff Discount: -$10 to your school's total fee. This can be a coach, parent, student, or other person who is not playing. Volunteer staffers must stay through all games (excluding finals).

    Travel Discount: -$10 to your school's total fee for every 150 miles traveled one-way from your school's address to the Cathedral of Learning, according to Google Maps.

    New Team discount: -$30 for the first team from a school that has not played at a pyramidal weekend quizbowl tournament (IU competitions do not count against this) since September 1st, 2016

    There will be a minimum fee of $40 per team


    All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders or credit cards, but we will accept Venmo. Bringing forms of payment outside of the aforementioned methods will be considered nonpayment and are subject to a late fee.

    Checks should be made out to "Pitt Quiz Bowl". We can provide invoices in advance to teams that need them as well as a mailing address (available on request)

    If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. Hope to see you all in March!

    Re: Battle of the Burgh XXIII (3/21/20) [IS-188]

    Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:12 pm
    by mo.elfayoumi
    Current field can be found here

    Re: Battle of the Burgh XXIII (3/21/20) [IS-188]

    Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:01 pm
    by mo.elfayoumi
    Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Battle of the Burgh XXIII is officially canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience, the safety of all teams is our highest priority.