CANCELLED Bulldog Buzzer Battle III (4/18) -- Novice Level Tournament for NE PA

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CANCELLED Bulldog Buzzer Battle III (4/18) -- Novice Level Tournament for NE PA

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***Event is CANCELLED***
Berwick hopes to host next year.

Berwick Area Quiz Bowl proudly announces that Bulldog Buzzer Battle III will take place at Berwick Area High School on Saturday, April 18, 2020. The BBB III will again be a Novice Level tournament and as always hopes to draw students new to Saturday tournaments from northeastern PA, as well as serve as a great prep tournament for underclassmen from “Saturday tournament” schools.
The tournament will use the PSACA #3 “Three Rivers” set from Mr. Bill Tressler, and will be priced to attract new teams – especially teams in Columbia & Luzerne counties. We will also offer attractive discounts for high-school student staff to encourage experienced players in our area to have the opportunity to read/score at a tournament. To register, please email tgunther-at-berwicksd-dot-org with your number of teams, grades of students participating on each team (general level of MS, 9th & 10th or 11th & 12th is fine), and any discounts for buzzers and adult or student staff discounts you wish to claim. We hope to see you in Berwick on April 18!

Tournament Details:
Date: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Location: Berwick Area Senior High School, 1100 Fowler Avenue, Berwick, PA 18603
Question Set: PSACA #3 Three Rivers
Check-in from 8:00 – 8:30am
Round #1 Start Time scheduled for 9am
Morning Rounds (likely five)– expected completion of Morning Rounds by 11:30am
Teams are guaranteed three afternoon rounds, with top nine teams likely playing four rounds. Afternoon format likely to again be "Aussie football style" modified knockout
Afternoon Meeting: 12:45pm or 75 minutes after conclusion of Morning
Expected Awards Ceremony from 3:20pm – 3:40pm.

Tournament Fees:
New to Saturday Quiz Bowl and from Columbia, Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland or Wyoming counties, PA: FREE! for the first team for up to 6 schools!
New to Saturday Quiz Bowl from outside Luzerne or Columbia County: $50/team
Experienced Schools 11th 12th : $85/team (note staff and buzzer discount below, and eligibility rules)
Experienced Schools 10th and below: $65/first team , $55 for additional teams
Experienced School Student Staff Discount: -$25/student staffer recommended & accompanied by coach
Experienced School Adult Staff Discount: -$10/adult staffer
Buzzer Discount: -$10/buzzer
Minimum Fee: $50/team

As this is a novice tournament, we will be utilizing the following eligibility conditions:
1) Any student in 10th grade or below is automatically eligible (specifically including middle school students!)
2) Any student in 11th or 12th grade who has never played in a “Saturday tournament” is automatically eligible – this specifically does NOT disqualify anyone who has only played in WVIA Scholastic Scrimmage or Pennsylvania IU events.
3) Any junior or senior who has never scored higher than 20 ppg in a Varsity “Saturday tournament” is automatically eligible.”
4) Any junior or senior who has scored higher than 50 ppg in a Varsity “Saturday tournament” is automatically ineligible. Any such student from northeastern PA would be welcomed to read/staff this event. (See discounts above.)
5) Any student that none of the above conditions apply (i.e., a junior/senior who has scored a “moderate” ppg average at a tournament) will be considered on a case-by-case basis, primarily based on the number of tournaments they’ve previously attended. Any student in this group would be welcomed to read/staff this event.

Coaches will be asked to notify regarding any potential eligibility issues by March 31st.
We will be taking pre-orders for pizza for those who wish to stay for lunch. There are a couple of quick service options within 5-10 minute driving distance – information will be provided for those who register.

Our initial soft cap for this tournament will be 18 teams, with no more than 2 teams from any school initially registered. If adequate staff and buzzers are made available, the cap will be expanded to 24 teams.
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Re: Bulldog Buzzer Battle III (4/18) -- Novice Level Tournament for NE PA

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Field Update as of 3/9

Berwick HS 1 team/1 buzzer/many student staff
Berwick MS 2-3 teams/0 buzzer/0 staff
Midd-West 2 teams/0 buzzers/0 staff
Montgomery 2 teams/0 buzzers/1 adult staff
Wallenpaupack 2 teams/3 buzzers/1 adult staff/1 student staff
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