Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR]

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Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR]

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NCSSM and Panther Creek Quiz Bowl are proud to announce the Smath Creek Invitational, a high school tournament on January 9th, 2021! We will be mirroring LONE STAR, an HS-regs level set. Standard NAQT rules will apply.

Eligibility: SCI will be open to high schools from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Teams should consist of up to 5 players, all from the same school.

Venue: SCI will take place on Discord. A link to the server will be provided to teams as the date approaches.

Fee Structure
Base fee: $50 per team
Staff discount: -$15 for any team that brings a competent moderator. We reserve the right to decide which staffers to use.
Novice discount: -$10 for any team that has only participated in NCASA, explicitly “novice” events, or unpaid scrimmages this school year.
Minimum fee: $35 per team

Registration: Please register on our signup sheet. Our initial field cap is 24 teams, but we will happily expand that to 32 if demand permits. Until December 26th only 4 teams per school are permitted. The last day to register is January 2nd, 2021.

Payment: We would prefer to receive payments via check. We will send out invoices with all relevant payment information to signed up teams after the registration deadline. We can also accept money via PayPal. We will accept payments up to 2 weeks after the tournament date (until January 24th,) as our tournament will take place during winter break for some schools.

Schedule: The first round will start at 9 AM Eastern time. Each team will play 5 preliminary rounds, 3 playoff rounds, and 1 final match. We will have a lunch break after the preliminary rounds, and a short break right after the playoff rounds.

Please email our tournament directors Benjamin Gordon ([email protected],) Vihaan Ambre ([email protected],) and Nathan Zhang ([email protected]) if you have any questions. We hope to see you there!
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UT Austin '25, NCSSM '21
South Iredell HS '19, Mount Mourne MS '17
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR] [NC/SC]

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The minimum fee has been reduced to $35 in order to allow teams to take advantage of both discounts,.

Additionally, it should be noted that players will be required to keep their cameras on and do the PACE honor pledge.
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR] [NC/SC]

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The staffer discount has been raised to $15. We haven't had as many club members (from NCSSM/Panther Creek Quiz Bowl) sign up to volunteer as we were hoping for, and $5 was simply an unreasonably low amount. If we're still short on staffers closer to the tournament date, we will allow unaffiliated people to sign up for pay.
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR] [NC/SC]

Post by ambre9864 »

We are looking for unaffiliated staffers for this tournament!

Sign up on This Google Form if you are interested.

Unaffiliated staffers will either be paid a $10 stipend per half or $25 for the whole day.

While we aren't sure how many unaffiliated staffers we need yet, we will make sure to email whoever we need by the registration deadline, or one week before the tournament.

Thank you in advance!
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR]

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We have expanded the geographic eligibility of our tournament to include schools from Georgia. Teams that went to the Vanderbilt ABC Fall or any other LONE STAR mirror are not permitted.

There are 11 spots remaining with 1 week left until the registration deadline. Please have your team name down on this spreadsheet by next Saturday, and your rosters finalized the night before the tournament.
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR]

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Please have your team name and a contact email on the spreadsheet by Saturday night if you plan to come! Rosters do not need to be finalized until the night before the tournament. 9 open spots remain - we'd really like to run a 24 team event but if not enough teams have signed up we'll probably just do an 18 team bracket.

Teams from anywhere in the Southeastern United States (VA, TN, FL, MS, AL, VA, KY) are welcome to put themselves on the waiting list. Any teams on the waiting list will be moved off of it on Sunday if less than 24 teams from NC/SC/GA have signed up, or if a team drops out.

Unaffiliated staffers will be emailed a Discord link this weekend! We do have room for a few more - sign up here if you are interested.
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR]

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We are allowing last minute signups, especially B/C teams. Please finalize the amount of teams you are bringing ASAP so that we can draw brackets. New schools are also welcome to sign up, although please do so by Thursday so that you can be sent the proper information in time.
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Re: Smath Creek Invitational [1/9/21] [LONE STAR]

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Congratulations to East Chapel Hill for winning the tournament undefeated!

Full stats for the event can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6754/
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