Arcadia's Tournament for Lethally Academic Students(ATLAS)
LOCATION: Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Dr., Arcadia CA 91007.
The tournament itself will be in the portable buildings on the west end of the campus.
DATE: The tournament will be held on Saturday, September 29th. Check-in begins at 8:00 am, and first round should begin around 9 am. Schedules will be distributed at check-in.
FORMAT: The tournament will use NAQT IS-118. The tournament will adhere to Official NAQT Rules- with the exception that each round will be run as two untimed, 10-question halves- with a preliminary round robin followed by reseeding based on results from the round robin phase. Seedings in the individual sub-brackets will be determined by the overall win-loss record. Ties for reseedings will be resolved based on points per bonus, followed by points per game.
As stated in the NAQT HSNCT (High School National Championship Tournament) qualification rules, the top 15% of the field will qualify for the 2013 HSNCT held in Atlanta, Georgia.
ATLAS I is also a Platinum NSC-affiliated tournament, meaning the top 25% of the field will qualify for the 2013 NSC and will be allowed to register early.
ELIGIBILITY: All high school students are welcome to attend.
Base fee = $80 for one team, $70 per team after the first
Discounts will be given as follows:
- -$5 for each fully-functional buzzer system (must have at least four working buzzers on both sides)
- -$10 for traveling distances over 100 miles, according to Google Maps
- -$10 moderator discount (this is going to be tentative, depending on the field)
- -$20 per team for schools that have not competed in a decent, mACF-style or NAQT tournament in the past 2 years.
Please make checks payable to: Arcadia High School Quiz Bowl. Please do not make a check out to any other person or entity. Checks, or cash will be due at the start of the tournament during registration. Should your team not be able to provide the payment at this time, and would like to send their registration fee in advance or later, please contact the Tournament Director at [email protected] to make the proper arrangements.
PRIZES: Prizes will be offered to the top teams, as well as to the top individual scorers.
REGISTRATION: The tournament director is Jason Cheng. The advisor of this tournament will be Mr. Christopher Schultz. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, send an email to [email protected] OR reply to this thread with the following information:
1) Your school's name
2) The number of teams you are bringing
3) The number of buzzer systems you will bring
4) Any moderators you have to offer
5) Price you are expecting to pay, after subtracting relevant discounts.
Our current field cap is more or less 28 teams; however, this number is subject to change as we receive more information on our available resources.
Updates about the tournament will primarily be through the hsquizbowl.org forums; in addition, they will be posted on the Southern California High School Quiz Bowl Google Group and Facebook Group.
PLACES TO EAT:
A light breakfast will be provided in the main room for teams.
There are several fast food restaurants located to the east of the high school, on Duarte Road. It's a 5 minute walk to Duarte-Santa Anita intersection, and a 10 minute walk to the Duarte-2nd Ave intersection.
In addition, for teams with cars (or with members who don't mind a longer walk- just try not to take too long), the Santa Anita Mall is located about 30 minutes (walking distance) away to the northeast, along Campus Drive. There is an In-N-Out about 30 minutes (walking distance) to the north, along Santa Anita Ave.
Arcadia Quiz Bowl 2012-2013