Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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I am excited to announce the first-ever Traditional Academic Tournament on Saturday, April 10th, 2021. The tournament will take place on Discord and will use the Spring Novice question set. Myself (Nick Pruitt), will be acting as tournament director. The Tournament will start at 11 AM EST to best accommodate for all North American Time Zones

Question Set
This tournament will be on the Spring Novice set. This set is college novice difficulty, which transposes to in between regs and regs+ with a greater focus on the college quiz bowl canon. You can read about its distribution and writers here. We will be using both tossups and bonuses.

Eligibility
This tournament is open to any high school in the United States and Canada. In order for this to be a truly national tournament, we have to abide by all state organization guidelines. Sadly, this means that we cannot have homeschools play.

Payment
The tournament will take place entirely online and have a fee of $80 for the first team with each additional team costing $65. New Teams (teams who have not played since either the 2017-2018 season or not at all, will receive a $50 discount on their first team, and $35 for each additional). Payment Details will be released as we get closer to the tournament, though most likely payment will be done via check, PayPal, and Venmo.

To abide by PACE Guidelines, this tournament will require players to use cameras. This tournament will be using Discord Video.

There will be a maximum of 6 players per team, with 4 players playing at a time. We recommend that teams that have more than 4 players consider splitting into multiple teams.
Due to the large amount of planning and setup for online tournaments, any team canceling after 9:59 PM EST on Monday, April 5th, will be expected to pay full tournament dues.

Registration:
To register please fill out the URL I sent via email if I have sent an invitation email. In order to be a truly national tournament, we have to follow all state org guidelines. This means, in order for me to be able to report all out of state schools to MSHSAA, I will be closing open registration on March 10th. There will be a cap of 18 teams until March 10th. After this point, non-Missouri teams will be only able to register via invitation. Until March 10th, teams will only be able to register a maximum of 2 teams, with all further teams from a school being waitlisted. There will be a hard cap of 36 teams for this tournament.

Staff:
If you want to read for the Traditional Academic Tournament, please email me at [email protected]. Staff will be given a stipend of $30.

Feel free to contact [email protected] for any questions or concerns that you may have. We hope to see you on April 10th!
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Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
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Re: Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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Field:
TAG Magnet (TX) (1)
Glasgow (KY) (1)
St John's (TX) (1)
Lisgar (ON) (1)
Wakeland (TX) (1)
Quince Orchard (MD) (1)
High Tech (NJ) (1)
Westview (OR) (1)
Scalene Triangle (MO) (1)
Carl Sandburg (IL) (1)
Le Don't (MO) (1)
Winston Churchill (MD) (1)
Hoover (AL) (2)
Cinco Ranch (TX) (1)
Woodford County (KY) (2)
Detroit Catholic Central (MI) (1)
Manheim Township (PA) (1)
Arlington (MA) (1)
Champlain Valley (VT) (1)
Beavercreek (OH) (1)
Springfield (IL) (1)
Rockford Auburn (IL) (1)
Saint Joseph (IN) (1)
Bellarmine (CA) (1)
Lowell (CA) (1)
White Station (TN) (1)
Eriksen (CA) (2)
Total: (30/30) LOCKED
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Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
nicole.
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Re: Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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We are currently one day out from the planned closing of open registration. There is still a chance that we may reopen open registration at a future date if efforts to reach out to teams in states with strict sanctioning rules does not work out, but if you want to guarantee you can play this tournament on the 10th, make sure to sign up before tomorrow night.
Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
nicole.
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Re: Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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Due to a stunning lack of demand from schools who are covered by the state orgs causing the restrictions, open registration for the Traditional Academic Tournament is reopening here. As well, homeschools are now eligible to sign up as we are no longer bound by certain state organizations. We have 12 spots left, please sign up.
Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
nicole.
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Re: Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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Field Cap Update:
If we reach 31 teams by this Saturday at 9 PM EST, the field cap will remain at 36. If we do not however, the field will be capped at 30 and registration will close when we hit 30 teams. Registration is intended to close on Monday Night at 11 PM EST either way. Keep the signups coming in!
Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
nicole.
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Re: Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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Based on the way registration is going, we're going to be moving to a 30 team field cap. You can sign up to staff here, and there are 3 more open spots for next Saturday. Registration will close at either 11 PM EST on Monday or when we hit 30 teams. As well, we are expecting some sort of PACE Qualification, as we are operating in line with PACE Tournament Requirements (requiring video, being transparent about misconduct form and linking it, etc...)
Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
nicole.
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Re: Traditional Academic Tournament [4/10/21]

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Field has closed, any further registrations will go on waitlist
Nicole/Nick Pruitt (she/her or they/he)

Founder of the Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance (MEQBA)
Bates College '25
Ridgewood '21
Director of Outreach, American Quizbowl League, and Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance
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