MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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I am happy to announce the MINEWT Waltz tournament, an online Michigan-exclusive mirror of NEWT. The tournament will take place on March 26th, 2022. The tournament directors will be myself, Coach Jimmy Dunn of DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl, and Aalok Bhattacharya.

Eligibility:
The field will be closed to high school and middle school teams from Michigan. Pseudonyms will be allowed in mitigating circumstances; requests for playing under a pseudonym will be considered on a case by case basis.

Question Set:
This tournament will use NEWT, a set of high school regular plus difficulty.

Location:
This tournament will take place on Zoom. Buzzin.live will be used for buzzing. The opening meeting will start at 8:45 AM ET, followed by the start of the tournament at 9.

Camera Policy:
All active players will be required to have their cameras on, with 2 hands visible at all times.

Registration:
Teams can register by filling out this form. The field cap is 18 teams, although we will expand provided we have enough moderators.

Payment:
Registration costs $75 per team. There will be a $30 moderator discount for every moderator provided, assuming the moderator has access to a Zoom account with a premium license or any Zoom account with unlimited length meetings (this is true for most accounts using a school e-mail address during the pandemic). In the event that a suitable Zoom account is not available, the moderator discount will be $15. We accept payment via Venmo, PayPal, or check. Our payment information is below:

Venmo: @James-Dunn-248
PayPal: @JimmyDunn
Check: Checks can be made payable to DeWitt High School and mailed to the following address:
DeWitt High School
Attn: Quiz Bowl ℅ Shawna Boyle
13601 Panther Drive
DeWitt, MI 48820

Moderating:
Moderators not affiliated with participating teams can sign up to moderate here. Moderators will receive a stipend of $30 if they have access to a Zoom account with a premium license or any Zoom account with unlimited length meetings (this is true for most accounts using a school e-mail address during the pandemic), $15 if they don’t have Zoom with unlimited length meetings, or we can provide community service hours. Any questions about moderating can be emailed to aalokquizbowl AT gmail DOT com.

Rules:
This tournament will use ACF Rules. We will be using powers (15 points) and negs (-5 points) at this tournament.

Misconduct and Cheating:
All players, spectators, and coaches must adhere to the PACE Code of Conduct, linked here . Players, spectators, and coaches should report misconduct either directly to staff or via the misconduct form found here. We take misconduct very seriously and will deal with all instances of misconduct.

Cheating will not be tolerated at this event. If sufficient evidence of cheating is found at this event, the player will be kicked out from this event and the player’s team may be subject to voiding of their past game’s results. We also reserve the right to tell local and national quizzing organizations about a player cheating if they are found to have cheated.

Contact Us:
Any general questions or concerns about the tournament may be directed to both dunnjim AT dewittschools DOT net and aalokquizbowl AT gmail dot com.
Jimmy Dunn
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl 2004-2009
Michigan State University 2009-2013
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl Coach 2017-present
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Re: MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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Current Field: 12/12 teams
Troy High School (1)
Detroit Country Day (1)
Detroit Catholic Central (4)
Cranbrook Kingswood (1)
Okemos (2)
Cabrini (1)
Marshall Academy (1)
Strake Jesuit (1)

Current Staffer Count: 7
Last edited by Woody on Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:41 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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Field updated as of 2/17/2022

We're currently at bare minimum # of staffers needed, but would definitely prefer to have more than the minimum.
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Michigan State University 2009-2013
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Re: MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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Field updated as of 3/12/2022

We are currently fully staffed with some extra staffers.

We hope to finalize tournament format soon now that we have a better idea of how many teams we'll have.
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Re: MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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The field is finalized and closed, with Strake Jesuit being allowed in as a non-MI team to replace a team that withdrew.
We are currently fully staffed, with one backup reader available if necessary.
Looking forward to a good tournament on Saturday!
Jimmy Dunn
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl 2004-2009
Michigan State University 2009-2013
DeWitt High School Quiz Bowl Coach 2017-present
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Re: MINEWT Waltz [NEWT] (MI, Online via Zoom, 3/26/22)

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Thanks for playing the NEWT set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2021 NEWT Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2021 NEWT Discussion" and join it)

If you prefer, we also have a discussion Discord server for the set up and running. The link to join it is here.
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Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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