Northern Maine Invitational Tournament @ Waterville SHS [2/5/22]

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Northern Maine Invitational Tournament @ Waterville SHS [2/5/22]

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The Maine Quiz Bowl Alliance is excited to announce our second ever tournament and first in-person tournament, titled NMINT (Northern Maine Invitational Tournament). The tournament will be held in person at Waterville Senior High School in Waterville, ME on Saturday, February 5th.

Format, Eligibility, and Questions
The tournament will consist of 5 preliminary rounds, a lunch break, 5 playoff rounds, and a final round. Check-in will be open between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. An opening meeting for staffers and players will be held at 8:45am, and the first round will begin promptly at 9:00am. A meeting for scoring prizes will be held either after the last playoff round. The last round is projected to end by 6pm. This tournament is not region locked.

This tournament is open to those who are high school seniors or younger. All teams must consist of players from the same school. This tournament will use both tossups and bonuses, and will use NAQT IS-208, a regular high school level NAQT set. The field is capped at 36 teams.

Payment Information
The base price for this tournament is $65 for the first team from each school and $65 for each additional team, with the following discounts:
-$40 penalty for every 2 teams brought without staff (if you bring 1 or 2 teams and no staff you will only be charged $40 penalty once)
-$10 per functioning lock-out buzzer system
-$20 per team for schools who have Title 1 status
The minimum payment is $45 per team.

Schools can pay for the tournament in any of the following ways:
-check made out to Nicholas Pruitt and given to the tournament directors on site
-credit card payment made via QuickBooks
-cash paid to the tournament directors on site
We will require teams to pay before the tournament begins. Teams who fail to pay for their registration before the tournament begins will not be allowed to play.

Registration
Register for this tournament using NAQT.com. The link for that is here. If we do not get 16 teams by January 2nd at 11:00 PM EST, this tournament will be cancelled and repackaged into another, smaller tournament somewhere else in Maine on a different date.


Staffers
We need staffers. If you are an experienced quizbowl staffer and you can drive up to Waterville (Exit 127 on I-95 in Maine), please come and join us. Non-Team Staff will be paid $40 for the day and will get free pizza as well. As of now we're most likely using paper packets and scoresheets so electronic devices are not officially required but depending on the circumstances on the day of the tournament we may ask you to bring a laptop if you can.

Location and Food
The tournament will be held at Waterville Senior High School. For those driving in, use the address 1 Brooklyn Ave, Waterville, ME 04901.

Before the tournament starts, water, juice, and either bagels or some pastries from Hannaford's/BJ's will be available free of charge. For lunch, we'll be bringing in pizza, which teams can pay for in advance. We will also work on having vegan options available for teams and staff who need it.

Announcements
We'll be doing pre-tournament announcements via email until about 3 days before. At that point we will use GroupSpot, the join info we'll send the week of.

COVID-19 Protocols
All attendees of NMINT are required to be masked at all times while indoors, except when actively eating or drinking. Unvaccinated individuals should eat either outside or in classrooms where they can remain socially distanced from vaccinated individuals dependent on weather. We will ask staff to provide proof of full vaccination (boosters not required)

Contact Information

The tournament directing team will consist of myself and most likely somebody else from Bates, Colby or Bowdoin. You can contact me at [email protected] or [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you in 2022 in Waterville!
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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Re: Northern Maine Invitational Tournament @ Waterville SHS [2/5/22]

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Field is here.
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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