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.
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).
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).
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)
”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.
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.
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.
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)