WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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The WKU Academic Competition Club will be hosting the fourth annual WKU Hilltopper Invitational on November 23, 2013. I, Matthew Riggle, will be the tournament director. Last year we had 20 teams from Kentucky and Tennessee in attendance, and we're hoping to have a competitive and diverse field once again this year. We'll be sending out information to schools (along with a registration form that can be used as an invoice) this fall.

Location: Cherry Hall, Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)

Questions: We will be mirroring the JAMES set produced by Thomas Jefferson and LASA. This set should be appropriate for high school teams of all levels. Specific details about the set can be found here.

Fee: $70 per team
$20 moderator discount
$10 scorekeeper discount
$10 new to good quizbowl discount (Kentucky teams only)
$10 out-of-state discount (non-Kentucky teams only)
Minimum fee: $30

Every school that attends must bring a buzzer system.

Payment: We would prefer you to pay on the day of the tournament, rather than sending a check ahead of time. We will accept cash or checks made out to the Academic Competition Club. We're willing to be flexible, but if we don't have payment at least two weeks after the event, we will attach a $20 fee to your bill.

Format: Rounds will consist of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses (non-bounceback). Powers and negs will both be used. As far as the schedule, we'll use something similar to our format in the past; namely, morning pool play followed by afternoon rebracketing into new pools based on morning performance. Specific details will be determined closer to the date of the tournament once we have a better idea of the field size.

For now, we'll set a field cap of 24 teams, but we might expand the field at some point pending the availability of staffers. Registration will be first come, first serve, and we'll utilize a waiting list if necessary.

To register, or if you have any questions, send us an email at [email protected].
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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Field update (as of 8-19-13):

Dunbar HS (KY): 2 teams
Edmonson County HS (KY): 1 team
Gatton Academy (KY): 2 teams
Owensboro HS (KY): 1 team
Sidney HS (OH): 1 team

At the moment, we still have plenty of room, so don't hesitate to register!
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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We've just received confirmation of platinum certification from PACE, so the top 25% of the field will earn qualification for the 2014 National Scholastic Championship.
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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Field update (as of 9-14-13): 16 teams registered

Corbin HS (KY): 2 teams
Dunbar HS (KY): 2 teams
duPont Manual HS (KY): 3 teams
Edmonson County HS (KY): 1 team
Gatton Academy (KY): 2 teams
Glasgow HS (KY): 1 team
Henderson County HS (KY): 1 team
Oldham County HS (KY): 1 team
Owensboro HS (KY): 1 team
Sidney HS (OH): 1 team
University School of Nashville (TN): 1 team

We've only got 8 spots remaining until we reach our field cap, so even though the tournament is two months away, don't hesitate to send your registrations to [email protected]!
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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Field update (as of 10-3-13): 22 teams registered

Corbin HS (KY): 2 teams
Dunbar HS (KY): 2 teams
duPont Manual HS (KY): 3 teams
Edmonson County HS (KY): 1 team
Ezell-Harding Christian School (TN): 2 teams
Gatton Academy (KY): 2 teams
Glasgow HS (KY): 2 teams
Henderson County HS (KY): 1 team
Muhlenberg County HS (KY): 2 teams
Oldham County HS (KY): 1 team
Owensboro HS (KY): 1 team
Pikeville HS (KY): 1 team
Sidney HS (OH): 1 team
University School of Nashville (TN): 1 team

We've only got 2 spots left in the field, so if you want a spot, send your registration to [email protected] as soon as possible!
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Field update (as of 11-18-13): 22 teams registered

Corbin HS (KY): 1 team
duPont Manual HS (KY): 4 teams
Edmonson County HS (KY): 1 team
Ezell-Harding Christian School (TN): 2 teams
Gatton Academy (KY): 2 teams
Glasgow HS (KY): 2 teams
Henderson County HS (KY): 1 team
Madisonville-North Hopkins HS (KY): 2 teams
Muhlenberg County HS (KY): 1 team
Murfreesboro Central Magnet School (TN): 1 team
Oldham County HS (KY): 1 team
Owensboro HS (KY): 1 team
Pikeville HS (KY): 1 team
Sidney HS (OH): 1 team
University School of Nashville (TN): 1 team
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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I've just sent out an email containing logistical details for the tournament, so anyone registered for the tournament should keep an eye out for that.
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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Congratulations to Ezell-Harding A for defeating us in the finals (380-305,) and to Manual A and Sidney, who rounded out the top four.

Complete playoff stats
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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So my staff (and In the case of Alex, not even technically staff this time) is so on top of things that I got beat out to posting both sets of stats! Nevertheless, here are all of the relevant links in one convenient location.

Prelim Stats
Playoff Stats
Combined Stats

As Alex partially alluded to, the order of finish was as follows:

1st: Ezell-Harding A
2nd: Gatton A
3rd: duPont Manual A
4th: Sidney
T-5th: Pikeville & Corbin

Because this was a platinum qualifier for PACE, the 6 teams listed above have qualified for the PACE NSC.

I'd also like to congratulate the following individuals who were first and second "All Hilltopper" teams, respectively:

1st team: Kieren Weisert (Corbin), Ammad Mansoor (Pikeville), Will Walters (Gatton A), Lauren Churchwell (USN)
2nd team: Griffin Ray (Ezell-Harding A), Olivia Kiser (Glasgow A), Austin Cunningham (Ezell-Harding A), Alex Malone (Gatton A)

I'd like to thank everyone who attended this tournament, we'd definitely love to have everyone back for our tournaments in the future! Also, a huge thank you to everyone who took time out of their weekends to help with moderating, scorekeeping, or stat entry; your help was definitely appreciated and was key to making this tournament the success that it was!
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Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 11/23/2013)

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Edit: Disregard this. I was looking at the prelim stats.
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