April 10, U of South Carolina Spring Tournament: Canceled

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April 10, U of South Carolina Spring Tournament: Canceled

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:16 am

This is the general announcement for the second annual University of South Carolina Spring Tournament. This is a high school academic quizbowl tournament to be hosted by the Academic Team at the University of South Carolina on Saturday, April 10. Apologies for the late date of the announcement. I hope this does not cause any teams inconvenience; hopefully the price structure described below will make up for this. The tournament is open to any high school team that wishes to attend regardless of location.

REGISTRATION: Please e- mail me at ericd25@hotmail.com with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you want to bring, and an email address where you can be contacted with details. Feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending.

If for some reason you wish to register with a written form, please use the attachment in this post and mail it to the address listed.

LOCATION: We will meet on Saturday morning in the lobby of Gambrell Hall on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Registration will begin at 8:00 and end at 9:00. Following morning announcements, play will begin at 9:15.

DIRECTIONS: You can see the Cocky mascot pointing to Gambrell Hall on this map.

http://www.sc.edu/cgi-bin/uscmap/uscmap ... er&data=51

There is plenty of free parking close to Gambrell near the Capstone Dorm, and our team members will escort you from Capstone to Gambrell. Capstone is a distinctive high-rise building with a saucer-shaped top. To get to Capstone:

From West I-26 or North I-77
From I-26, follow 126 to Columbia, take Huger Street exit, left on Gervais Street, right on
Barnwell Street and then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street,
From I-77
Take I-277 to Bull Street, then left on Pendleton Street, right on Barnwell Street and then
Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.
From East - I-20
From I-20, take I-277 to Bull Street, then left on Pendleton Street, right on Barnwell Street and
then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.
From East- I-26
From I-26, take U.S. 378 exit east to Columbia, street name changes to Gervais Street, right on
Barnwell Street and then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.
From West- I-20
From I-20, take I-26 east exit, follow I-126 into Columbia, then take Huger Street, left on
Gervais Street, right on Barnwell Street and then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.

QUESTIONS: The questions will be provided by High School Academic Pyramid Questions (hsapq.com). We will use HSAPQ Set 10. Sample HSAPQ packets are available for free online at http://hsapq.com/sample.html .

FORMAT: In order to guarantee an optimal tournament experience, we are capping the field at 14 teams. The format will vary depending on the number of teams that register, but we will strive to offer all teams at least 10 games, and we will keep individual statistics. Trophies will be awarded to the top four teams, and book prizes will be awarded to at least the top 8 individual scorers. We will run the tournament if a minimum of 6 teams register.

RULES: We will use HSAPQ rules for ACF format sets, which are located online at: http://hsapq.com/hsapq_acf_rules.pdf .

We encourage coaches and players to familiarize themselves with these rules prior to the event, and we will have a brief overview of the rules on the morning of the tournament.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:

In order to provide an incentive for teams to attend this tournament despite the short notice, we are offering a very attractive price structure
-The fee structure is as follows:
Base fee: $30 for the first team, $20 for each additional team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $10 off school's total fee for one fully functional system (control box and eight activators all work).
Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, student who is not playing, etc. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games not involving the team with which they are affiliated. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (except finals) in order to receive credit for their school. There is no limit to the number of staffers you can bring.
Travel Discount: Any team 200 miles or more from Columbia will pay the minimum fee of $20.

Minimum fee: $20 per team

METHOD OF PAYMENT: We will accept payment on the day of the tournament by cash or check, and we will provide receipts on site. Please contact me as soon as possible if other methods of payment are necessary so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Checks should be made payable to the “Academic Team at USC.”

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, though only four may play at one time. There are two substitution opportunities in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day—no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only three players. Teams consisting of fewer than three players may not play without my express prior permission. That said, I'll be inclined to let teams play with fewer than three players given the short notice of this event. But I would appreciate knowing in advance.

FOOD: We will provide assorted donuts, bagels, juice, and milk the morning of the tournament. Lunch will not be provided. There are a large number of eateries on and around campus, and we will provide teams with a food guide.

Please e-mail me if you have any further questions. We aim to put on a great event for all teams who attend.

Eric Douglass
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Re: April 10, University of South Carolina Spring Tournament

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:40 pm

The field will be updated in this post:

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Re: April 10, University of South Carolina Spring Tournament

Post by scquizbowl » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:51 pm

I don't know how many teams we can get, because most schools in the state have spring break during this next week (including Columbia and Charleston schools).

It would be a good idea perhaps to move the tournament to another date.
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Re: April 10, University of South Carolina Spring Tournament

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:04 pm

I hate to hear that, but I think the 10th is the only possible date. The 3rd is Spring Break for Dorman/Southside/apparently other upstate schools, and MUT for USC. The 17th is ACF Nats, the 24th is Clemson's tournament, and after that USC is out for the Summer. The 10th was basically the only date that possibly works, and obviously that isn't an optimal date. Hopefully with the extremely low price, teams (or perhaps even individuals) who don't have big plans might want to come.
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Re: April 10, University of South Carolina Spring Tournament

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:30 pm

I'm sorry to announce that we're cancelling this year's USC Spring Tournament due to lack of interest. Thanks to the teams who expressed interest; I'm sure we'll try to host a tournament next Spring as well as an early fall event.
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