Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - October 30

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Tippecanoe Academic Challenge - October 30

Post by jrbellas »

We are extremely proud to announce the 9th annual Tippecanoe Academic Challenge will be held on October 30, 2004 at Tippecanoe HS in Tipp City, Ohio. We are also quite pleased to announce that beginning with this year, all questions will be written by NAQT. Important note: the matches will NOT be timed, so that means all questions will be read in each round. We are using tournament set IS 45-A, and are only offering geographic exclusivity for Ohio schools. Please note this if you are an out of state team, your participation in this tournament will prevent you from playing in other tournaments in your own state using this same set of questions.

Registration will begin at 8 am on Saturday morning, and rounds will commence promptly at 9 am. If any teams arrive later, then they will forfeit matches until they arrive. Teams will be placed into groups of 8, where they will play everyone in their group in a round-robin. All schools are guaranteed seven matches. After round-robin play is finished, each of the group winners, plus three wildcard teams, will playoff against each other in a single elimination bracket to decide the champion. Plaques will be awarded for the champion and runner-up schools, and at least the top two schools will qualify for invitations to the NAQT national championship. Possibly more schools will qualify for invitations based on the size of the field.

Tournament fees will be $60 for the first team, and $50 for the second team. If a school registers two teams, then we will split them so that they will be in separate groups. Any check received after October 22nd will incur a $15 late penalty. Registrations will not be accepted after October 22nd. If a school brings a NAQT qualified reader, they will receive a $10 discount. All participating schools MUST bring one working buzzer system that accommodates at least eight players total.

Make checks payable to Tippecanoe High School and they may be sent to:

Joe Bellas
Academic Quiz Team Advisor
Tippecanoe High School
615 E. Kessler-Cowlesville Road
Tipp City, Ohio 45371

You may either send all registration information for the tournament (School name, team roster, address, phone, email, fax, and fees owed) to the above address, or you may register by email to [email protected]. Please respond as soon as possible, since we are capping tournament size at 40 teams (not schools). For schools not familiar where we are located, Tipp City is just north of Dayton, Ohio, and sits directly next to Interstate 75. A number of hotels are available in both Tipp and Troy for those teams staying overnight. I will be sending more information to those teams who register by October 13th.

We hope that you all are able to attend our tournament in October. Good luck to all of your teams this academic year!