Ithaca Fall Tournament IX Online (11/21/20) [NAQT IS-197]

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Ithaca Fall Tournament IX Online (11/21/20) [NAQT IS-197]

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The Ithaca High School Quizbowl team will be hosting the ninth annual Ithaca Fall Tournament on Saturday, November 21, 2020. As is the case with other quizbowl tournaments this year, this tournament will be held completely online in accordance with NAQT’s Online Tournament Guide. The exact details of what platform we will use are still TBD, and will be decided based partially on team needs/preferences. We would expect all players to be online and ready to go by 8:30 for a morning informational meeting, and we plan to start the first round no later than 9:00.

Set Used
We will be using NAQT Invitational Series Packet 197, a standard-difficulty set for high school teams. Please note that this is the same set that will be used by the Greater Pennsylvania Quiz Bowl Association the prior weekend.

Registration
Complete this Google Form to register for this tournament. Schools are invited to register as many teams as they would like, but be advised that no single team’s roster may exceed six players (of whom four will be playing at any given time).

Regional Eligibility
This tournament is open only to teams in the Northeast Region of the United States. This includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and any team from a New England state. If teams outside this region wish to participate, please contact us (information below).

Fee Structure
The base price is $70 for the first team and $60 for each additional team. We are also offering the following discounts:
  • -$10 per staffer provided by the school (all staffers will be required to create a free account at http://www.naqt.com in order to access the online question delivery system)
  • -$20 for any new school/program (a school that has never played at either an Ithaca Fall or Spring event in the past)
The minimum fee per team is $50. Checks should be written to "Ithaca High School Brain Team" and mailed to Benjamin Kirk, 351 Spencer Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

”On-site” Contact Information
This tournament will be directed by IHS Quizbowl team coach and adviser Benjamin Kirk. He can be reached for questions at [email protected] or contacted by phone at (607) 301-3281. An emergency cell phone contact will be provided to registered teams, or to those who request it via email.

Misconduct Information
All players, spectators, and coaches must adhere to the PACE Code of Conduct. Players, spectators, and coaches should report misconduct either directly to staff or via the misconduct form found at the bottom of the PACE Code of Conduct. Every instance of misconduct will be dealt with seriously by tournament staff. Similarly, the staff will investigate every allegation of cheating and reserves the right to report confirmed cheaters to local and national Quizbowl organizations.

Tournament Format
Games will consist of 20 tossup/bonus pairs, read in untimed matches. During play, we will use the following rules for timing:
  • After a player buzzes in, they will have 5 seconds to start their answer
  • After a tossup is completed, teams will have 5 seconds to buzz in.
  • After a bonus is completed, teams will have 8 seconds to give an answer.
The exact bracketing format used will depend on the final number of registered teams, but we expect to run a quasi-seeded round robin format in the morning, followed by a rebracketing and another round robin after lunch, with a single final match to determine tournament champion if needed.

Top finishers will qualify for the 2021 NAQT High School and/or Small School National Championships, and we anticipate they will also qualify for the 2021 PACE National Scholastic Championship. It is unknown exactly how these tournaments will be run, either online or in person (or at all).

Field List (Teams/Staffers)
Bishop Ludden, NY (3/0)
Edison, NJ (3/0)
Hempfield, PA (1/0)
JP Stevens, NJ (3/0)
Livingston, NJ (2/0)
Marlboro, NJ (1/0)
Ridgewood, NJ (2/0)
State College, PA (1/0)
Wallenpaupack, PA (2/0)
18/24 (soft cap)
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Re: Ithaca Fall Tournament IX Online (11/21/20) [NAQT IS-197]

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It looks like the google form isn't accepting registrations, excited for this tournament
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Re: Ithaca Fall Tournament IX Online (11/21/20) [NAQT IS-197]

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nick. wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:50 pm It looks like the google form isn't accepting registrations, excited for this tournament
Right! Sorry about that. It is fixed now.
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