NAQT Arizona State Championship at ASU - Feb 22nd 2014

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NAQT Arizona State Championship at ASU - Feb 22nd 2014

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Arizona Quizbowl Association is proud to announce the NAQT Arizona State Championship at Arizona State University's Tempe campus on February 22nd, 2014.

We will be using NAQT's Invitational Series #136 for the packet set. Each school in attendance will receive one printed copy of the packets used after the tournament.

The field cap is currently set at 20 teams. This cap is set based on our current pool of volunteer moderators. Teams wishing to attend in excess of our 20 team cap will be allowed to participate if they provide a moderator. Please note that we may require each school to provide a moderator, depending on how our volunteer pool shapes up closer to the tournament.

The tournament will follow Official NAQT Rules and contain math computation tossups. Mixed teams are permitted to participate via AQA's Participation Guidelines, but are ineligible for HSNCT qualifications per NAQT's rules and ineligible for NSC qualification per PACE's rules. Teams will consist of four students and one alternate. Additional alternates per team may be designated for an additional fee. The tournament will feature a minimum of 9 rounds of play, to be determined once the field is set.

The final schedule will be available after the registration deadline, but for now you can plan on registration from 8-8:30am, a rules meeting starting at 8:30, and the first round starting at 9am. The schedule will be made to finish by 5pm at the latest.

This tournament will feature both a Varsity "Upper" division and a Novice "Lower" division, so please specify on your form which division each team would like to participate in. Please keep in mind that we will require a minimum of 6 novice teams to run a novice division, and that teams competing in the novice division will not be eligible to qualify for HSNCT--only teams competing in the upper Varsity division will have the chance to qualify teams. If we receive fewer than 6 teams in either division, the tournament will be combined and run with no divisions.

While there is currently no strict definition of a "novice" team according to AQA, we do reserve the right to place teams that we feel do not belong in the novice division into the varsity division. This applies to individual students as well. These decisions will be made based off scores from prior tournaments, and coaches will be notified if an issue like this comes up, as well as suggestions to resolve the problem.. The novice division is for students and teams with less quizbowl experience and is designed to make quizbowl fun and accessible to students of all skill levels. If you have any questions or would like guidance such as which division to place a student/team in, we will be happy to help. (Note: We do not anticipate any problems with divisional placing, but would also like to prevent any future issues. Thank you for understanding!)

The top three teams and top three students in each division will receive trophies, and the student in each division with the most powers will be awarded the coveted Power Plaque. According to NAQT qualifier rules, the top 15 percent of teams will qualify for HSNCT from this tournament. An additional bid will go to the top team that has not already qualified at an earlier tournament. AQA is actively pursuing PACE NSC certification for all qualifying tournaments this season.

Lunch will be provided in the form of pizza to all students, coaches, and volunteers. Parents and other spectators are asked to arrange lunch for themselves.

The registration deadline is Wednesday, February 12th at 12pm. Teams who wish to register after the deadline may apply for an additional berths, which will be awarded at the director's discretion based on the number of teams already in the field and other considerations. The registration form can be found attached to this post, and should be emailed to [email protected] .

Fee Structure:

The fee is $65/team.
There is a $5 discount for each working buzzer system provided for use on tournament day.
There is a $3 fee for each alternate in excess of one. The exception to this rule is if alternates are taken from another team. (For example, a team with six players will pay an additional 3 USD, but only if all their other teams (if any) have five players.)
Teams who no-show or cancel will be required to pay the full registration fee PLUS a 10 dollar cancellation fee.

The schedule will be made available the week before the tournament, once teams and registration are finalized.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected] .

Field:
Varsity
BASIS Scottsdale A
Desert Vista A
Desert Vista B
Desert Vista C
Flagstaff A
Mesquite
Team QC
Brophy A
Brophy B
Corona del Sol A
Corona del Sol B
Scottsdale Prep A

Novice
BASIS Scottsdale B
Desert Vista D
Desert Vista E
Desert Vista Q
Desert Vista Z
Flagstaff B
Brophy C
Scottsdale Prep B

Buzzers:
AQA 1
AQA 2
Desert Vista 1
Desert Vista 2
Mesquite 1
Mesquite 2
Team QC 1
Attachments
NAQT AZ Championship_Registration Form.doc
Registration Form
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