AQBL September Event @ Mid-Atlantic

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AQBL September Event @ Mid-Atlantic

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The American Quiz Bowl League will be hosting a Mid-Atlantic (Delaware, Maryland, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia) Regional Mirror of the ERIS question set via Discord on Sunday, September 13th.

DATE AND TIME:
The tournament will take place on September 13, 2020, from 10 AM ET to around 4:30 PM ET. All players and coaches should be logged onto the server by 9:45 AM.

QUESTIONS + EVENT FORMAT:
This tournament will be using ERIS (Early Release Introductory Set), which is of easy difficulty - what would be considered appropriate for high school novice/middle school competition. This should serve as a good starter set for less experienced teams or novices. For further details about the questions, please see this thread.

UPDATE: TOSSUPS AND BONUSES WILL BE READ. There will be 20 tossups and bonuses per round. The tournament will use AQBL Ruleset A.

Teams will be seeded into preliminary brackets, followed by re-seeding for playoffs. All teams will be guaranteed 10 rounds. Teams are expected to stay and play the entire event, even if not in contention for the championship.

The field cap will be 36 teams. The field will be divided into Varsity and Junior Varsity/New School divisions. If a large number of teams (i.e. about 40) register and there is interest from involved teams, the AQBL may split the region into multiple areas. This should not affect the registration process in any way for now.

The top two teams in Varsity and the winner of the JV/New School division will qualify for ONCT next June. More information about ONCT can be found here.

TEAMS:
Teams may field a maximum of 6 players with four active at any one time, although there is no need to play a full team; single-player teams are more than welcome. Substitutions will be permitted after 10 tossups or before a potential tiebreaker tossup. Nobody may switch teams during the tournament, such as from "A" to "B" or otherwise. Without exception, all players MUST be from the same school. This is not an open mirror; no “chimera” or mixed teams are permitted whatsoever. We are happy to allow pseudonymous teams and teams not directly sponsored by their school or district to register. However, we do have certain requirements for these teams, so please contact us via email or phone prior to registration and we will be happy to work with you.

To ensure our event functions smoothly, rosters must be submitted at least one week in advance. Coaches are welcome to spectate, as long as we know in advance.

For further information regarding the rules or for contact information, please see the full ruleset of the AQBL and the AQBL website.

PRIZES:
Trophies will be mailed to the top three teams as well as the top individual. We reserve the right to change this number depending on the amount of teams that register for this tournament.

FEES:
There will be a flat fee of $75 per team for either division. There is a $20 discount available for each moderator or scorekeeper you bring. Payment is due up front unless you choose to pay by check or purchase order, or make other arrangements with us directly. Payment can be made via mailed check, PayPal, Venmo, purchase order, or credit card via the AQBL website. Please do not mail cash. Note that PayPal and Credit Card payments incur a 3% fee. We can provide W-9 forms and invoices on request.

Write all checks to "The American Quizbowl League". Mail checks to P.O. Box 205, Nesconset, NY 11767.

REGISTRATION:
In order to register, fill out the form located at this page.

Once you receive a confirmation from us, you are officially registered.

Please ensure you register prior to the day of the tournament. The deadline for dropping out of the field is one week prior to the event (Saturday, September 5th in this case), after which you will be responsible for the full amount due. If you cannot pay the full fee due to monetary reasons, please contact us via email at [email protected] and we will be happy to work with you.

STATS:
Full and complete team and individual stats will be posted within 48 hours after the completion of the tournament.

MODERATORS:
We will take moderators and scorekeepers who want to staff this tournament. All staffers not affiliated with attending teams will be paid $20. If you have any further questions regarding any of the above, please let us know.

NOTE:
Any misconduct, harassment, or poor behavior of any kind at our events will not be tolerated and offenders may be subject to being kicked from the tournament or other sanctions. If you ever feel unsafe at any quizbowl event, you are strongly encouraged to fill out this form, which allows for reporting (anonymized by request) of misconduct to organizations besides the AQBL; as the AQBL cannot view reports on the misconduct form and it takes time to process submissions, you should also report misconduct and any other urgent concerns to the tournament director and/or an Administrator of the AQBL.
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Re: AQBL September Event @ Mid-Atlantic

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UPDATES:
Both tossups and bonuses will be read.
The start time is now 10 AM EDT

This post is also reserved for field updates:
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Re: AQBL September Event @ Mid-Atlantic

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We just sent out the logistics email to the 87 teams that we have signed up for our September tournament. if you think you were signed up but didn't recieve it, please contact us at [email protected] immediately.
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