New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

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New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

Post by MDUCK » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:12 pm

This is the general announcement for the New Kent Novice Tournament. This will be a novice high school academic quiz bowl tournament, to be hosted at New Kent High School, New Kent, Virginia, on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 10am to about 5pm.
Location, directions & parking:

The tournament will take place New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Road, New Kent, Virginia. Teams are asked to park in the main parking lot located off of Egypt Road. All teams should enter the school through the main entrance.

Questions:
This tournament will be using IS-129A, a tournament set produced by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).

Format:
This tournament will use the tossup/bonus format. A round will consist of 20 tossups with correct tossup answers earning a team a bonus in which it can earn up to 30 additional points, usually broken into three questions each worth 10 points. The bonus questions do not bounce after one team answers incorrectly. There will be no math calculation tossups; this does not preclude bonuses requiring math calculation or tossups or bonuses on mathematical concepts. Teams will be seeded to preliminary groupings before being reseeded based on record. All teams will be offered a minimum of 9 games. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top individual scorers.

Eligibility:
As a novice tournament, there will be limited eligibility -- only students who are freshmen, sophomores, or players in their first year of quiz bowl are eligible to play.

Registration & fees:
Base fee: $40 per team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $5 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control unit and eight activators all work). There is no limit to the number of systems you can bring. If bringing a buzzer system that plugs into a control unit with a modular connector, such as a telephone plug, you must provide tape with your system if any latching tabs are broken. Failure to do so means you cannot claim the discount.
Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, or student who is not playing. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games. 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: $10 off the school's fee for every 150 miles traveled one-way from your school's address to Harris Hall, according to Google Maps.
Minimum fee: The minimum fee is $0. You can bring enough buzzers and staffers to eliminate your fee, but you cannot have a negative fee.

To register for this tournament, you must e-mail me at mduckworth@nkcps.k12.va.us with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you intend to bring, an email address where you can be contacted with details, and a cell phone number belonging to someone who will be attending the tournament, so that we can track you down if you are running late. Feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending. There is no further registration form or other action needed on your part in order to be officially registered; you only need to e-mail me at the above e-mail address with the information requested. Posts made in this thread do not count as official registrations.

Method of payment:
All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if required by your school. Teams who do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it.
We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from a school, school district, or quiz bowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.
All checks must be made out to "New Kent High School". If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, you must let us know by October 16th, so that we can send you the paperwork in time. If you do not let us know about this requirement by October 16th, and it causes you to come to the tournament without your payment, then you will be subject to the $25 late payment penalty.

Team & roster size:
There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a half-time substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day; there is no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer than four players.

Food:
Breakfast will not be served at this tournament. We will provide a concession stand serving pizza and various snacks for lunch therefore teams should bring cash to pay for lunch.

Please e-mail me at mduckworth@nkcps.k12.va.us if you have any further questions. I'm looking forward to seeing a wide variety of teams from Virginia and surrounding states on the 26th.


Field Update:

Virginia Episcopal School-1
Midlothian-2
Maggie Walker-2
Cave Spring-1+
House Team(s)
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Re: New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

Post by Beevor Feevor » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:06 pm

When you say "first year of quizbowl", would it be considered their first year of quizbowl if they had never previously competed in a non-VHSL event and had only observed, and not played, in VHSL events?
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Re: New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

Post by MDUCK » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:55 am

Einhard wrote:When you say "first year of quizbowl", would it be considered their first year of quizbowl if they had never previously competed in a non-VHSL event and had only observed, and not played, in VHSL events?
I guess. If you're unsure about eligibility you should email me with specifics.
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Re: New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

Post by MDUCK » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:14 am

I've added a field update to the announcement post. We still have plenty of room so register soon!
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Re: New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

Post by MDUCK » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:46 pm

With just over a week until the 26th we still have plenty of space in our field. I'd really like to encourage teams and novice players in the area to join us for what should be a fun tournament.
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Re: New Kent Novice at New Kent HS (10/26/13 New Kent, VA)

Post by MDUCK » Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:42 pm

Congratulations to Cave Spring whose A team won the tournament and whose B team finished 2nd. Maggie Walker B and Virginia Episcopal finished tied for 3rd. Many thanks to George Berry, Cody Voight, Andrew Feist, and Nate Boughner for moderating. Thanks also to David Madden for providing buzzers for the tournament. We hope all teams had a good time.
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