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Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:02 am
by betsynewmark
This is to announce the Bonfire of the Manatees on 11/9/2013

Raleigh Charter High is pleased to announce that we will host the 6th annual Bonfire of the Manatees on Saturday, November 9, 2013. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m., though we may well finish earlier. The tournament is open to any high school team(s) that wish to attend.

Affiliation: The tournament will use Ladue High School’s LIST set.

Format: The competition will be nine rounds; every team is guaranteed at least 6 rounds. We’ll decide on the exact playoff format once we see how many teams are signed up. All rounds will be played according to NAQT procedures, with 20 pyramid-style tossups and corresponding bonuses. We will play powers and negs, but there will be no bouncebacks on bonuses. As in years’ past, games will be Swiss-paired throughout the day using our automated scoring program. Trophies will be awarded to the two top teams and book prizes for the top ten individual scorers.

Registration: To register, please e-mail Betsy Newmark at betsynewmark AT gmail DOT com with the number of teams and buzzers you wish to bring, and an e-mail address where we may reliably contact you. Soon after, you should receive a confirmation email along with a packet of information regarding the tournament.

Fees: The fee per team will be $65, with a $10 discount for each fully functional buzzer system that has a control box and eight buzzers. Payment may be mailed either prior to November 9, or paid in person on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to Raleigh Charter High School.

Teams: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time, with no exceptions. 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—no switching between the A and B teams, for example. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer players.

Food: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. Further information regarding local food options will be provided along with the confirmation email sent to you after registration.

This tournament has PACE affiliation.

We hope to see your team at the Bonfire at the Manatees!

Betsy Newmark
Coach, Raleigh Charter High School

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:53 am
by betsynewmark
Actually, everyone will be guaranteed 9 rounds. We will have Swiss-pairing for both the prelims and playoffs.

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:25 pm
by betsynewmark
We have now received Platinum status from PACE so the top 25% of the tournament will qualify for the national championship during the weekend of May 24-25th at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:04 pm
by betsynewmark
The present field for Bonfire of the Manatees on Nov. 9 is

E. Chapel Hill - 1 Team/0 buzzers
Broughton - 1 Team/0 buzzers
Johnston County - 2 Teams/1 buzzer
Nash Central - 1 Team/0 buzzers
Enloe - 3 teams/1 buzzers
W. harneet - 1 team/1 buzzer
St. Marys - 1 team/0 buzzers
Early College Guilford - 2 teams/ 2 buzzers
Richmond - 1 team/0 buzzers
Northwood - 1 team
NCSSM - 3 teams/1 buzzer

Please let me know if there is any change. The field is still open if your school would like to attend.

Betsy Newmark

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:12 pm
by betsynewmark
The current field is

Broughton: 1 team/0 buzzer
Cardinal Gibbons: 2 teams/1 buzzer
Cave Spring: 1 team/2 buzzers
Cleveland HS: 1 team/0 buzzers
Early College at Guilford: 4 teams/1 buzzer
East Chapel Hill: 1 team/0 buzzers
Enloe: 2 teams/1 buzzer
Johnston County: 1 team/1 buzzer
Millbrook: 1 team/2 buzzers
Nash Central: 1 team/0 buzzers
NCSSM: 2 teams/1 buzzer
Richmond: 1 team/0 buzzers
Rutherford Early College: 1 team/0 buzzers
St Mary's: 2 teams/1 buzzer
Western Harnett: 1 team/1 buzzer
Union Pines: 1 team/1 buzzer

We can still accept teams that want to come. Just contact [email protected]

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:42 pm
by Noobermensch
Thanks to Raleigh Charter for a very well-run and enjoyable tournament!

Just wondering, approx. when will stats be posted? Thanks.

Re: Bonfire of the Manatees - Nov 9 at Raleigh Charter

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:41 pm
by betsynewmark
Here are the stats. Thank you everyone for coming. Remember that these questions will be used at other competitions this year, so please be careful about discussing them.


Final results