25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

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25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

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You are cordially invited to enter your academic team in the Twenty-Fifth Annual Walton Academic Challenge. The competition will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia.

Each team will play a minimum of five (5) matches during the preliminary competition. Preliminary rounds will consist of sixteen (16) toss-up and sixteen (16) bonus questions with the “bounce back” rule in play. Thirty-two (32) teams will advance to a single-elimination play-off based upon overall record (win/loss). Ties will be broken by average points and, if necessary, a coin toss. Each play-off round will consist of twenty (20) toss-up/bonus questions. We will be using NAQT IS-137A as our question set.

A nonrefundable registration fee of $65 is required to enter your team. If you bring a qualified reader, then your registration fee will be $60. If you sign up with the intent to bring a reader and then fail to do so, your team will be assessed the $5 fee the day of the tournament. Each registered team is entitled to a set of questions after the conclusion of the tournament. The registration fee and paperwork MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014 to reserve your team’s place in the tournament. Multiple teams are welcome. The registration fee increases to $75 for schools registering after this date. Last year, the tournament was capped at 42 teams (due to the amount of available readers), so please make sure to get your entry in as soon as possible!!!

We will have a lunch break during which your team may go off campus. There are many restaurants within a 3 mile radius of the school from which you may choose.

I have attached a copy of the registration form for those teams interested in attending.

For further information please contact:

Matthew Edelstein, Tournament Director
School: (770) 578-3225 (Voice Mail - 538)
FAX: (770) 578-3227
Email: [email protected]
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Re: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

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Hi, are there any updates on the field as of now? I'm trying to find a competitive tournament for my team to go to in October.
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Field Update (as of 9/25/14)

In the Field
Blessed Trinity - 3
Brookwood - 4
Cedar Shoals - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Duluth - 1
Marist - 2
Ola - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Walker - 1
Westminster - 1

Expressed Interest
Buford - 2
Douglas County - 2
Etowah - 2
Lakeside (GA) - 1

The deadline is October 3, so this is a very early field update.

Also, please note that we are on Fall Break from 9/13 - 9/21, so I won't be able to see if any more teams have sent in registration materials until Monday, 9/22.
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Douglas County expresses interest in bringing two teams.
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Buford would like to express interest in bringing 2 teams. Thanks.
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Re: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

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Chattahoochee would like to express interest in bringing two teams to this event.

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Field Update (as of 10/2/14)

In the Field
Blessed Trinity - 3
Brookwood - 4
Campbell - 1
Cedar Shoals - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekview - 1
Duluth - 1
Etowah - 1
Harrison - 2
Kell - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside -1
Marist - 2
Ola - 1
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Walker - 1
Westminster - 1

Expressed Interest (but still have not received paperwork or $)
Athens Academy - 1
Buford - 2
Chattahoochee - 2
Douglas County - 2
North Gwinnett - 2
Sprayberry - 1
Wheeler - 1

The deadline is this Friday (10/3) and based on the number of readers that I have as of right now, I am going to tentatively cap the field at 36 teams (with the intention of ultimately capping at 42, if I can get enough readers). Spots are filling up fast!
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Douglas County has submitted money and paperwork.
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Re: 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/18/14

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Registration Deadline Field Update:

In the Field
Athens Academy - 1
Blessed Trinity - 3
Brookwood - 4
Campbell - 1
Cedar Shoals - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekview - 1
Duluth - 1
Etowah - 1
Harrison - 2
Kell - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside -1
Lassiter - 1
Marist - 2
North Gwinnett - 2
Ola - 1
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Walker - 1
Westminster - 1

Expressed Interest (but still have not received paperwork or $)
Alpharetta - 1
Buford - 2
Chattahoochee - 2
Douglas County - 2
GSMST - 1 or 2
Sprayberry - 1
Wheeler - 1

I should have enough readers for 42 teams. If you'd like to register and your check is not in the mail, then the fee is now $75 per team.
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GSMST is interested in bringing 1-2 teams, and we'll have paperwork sent in sometime this week.
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Post-Deadline Field Update (as of 10/9)

As of right now, we have 40 teams. I will take the next 2 teams whose checks and forms arrive and then I'll have to start a waiting list after we hit 42 confirmed teams. Also, since it is past the registration deadline, any team that sends check/form postmarked after 10/3 will have to pay $75 per team.


In the Field
Alpharetta - 2
Athens Academy - 1
Blessed Trinity - 3
Brookwood - 4
Campbell - 1
Cedar Shoals - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekview - 1
Douglas County - 2
Duluth - 1
Etowah - 1
Harrison - 2
Kell - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside -1
Lassiter - 1
Marist - 2
North Gwinnett - 2
Ola - 1
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Sprayberry - 1
Union Grove - 1
Walker - 1
Westminster - 1

Expressed Interest (but still have not received paperwork or $)
Buford - 1
Chattahoochee - 2
GSMST - 1 or 2
Northview - 1
Wheeler - 1
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As of October 9, we are now full at our cap of 42 teams. They are as follows:

Alpharetta - 2
Athens Academy - 1
Blessed Trinity - 2
Brookwood - 4
Campbell - 1
Cedar Shoals - 2
Chattahoochee - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekview - 1
Douglas County - 2
Duluth - 1
Etowah - 1
Harrison - 2
Kell - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside -1
Lassiter - 1
Marist - 2
North Gwinnett - 2
Ola - 1
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Sprayberry - 1
Union Grove - 1
Walker - 1
Westminster - 1
Wheeler - 1


Wait List
1. GSMST A
2. GSMST B
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As of today, we have had some movement in the field. Here is the new field update:

Alpharetta - 2
Athens Academy - 1
Blessed Trinity - 2
Brookwood - 1
Campbell - 1
Cedar Shoals - 2
Chattahoochee - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekview - 1
Douglas County - 2
Duluth - 1
Etowah - 1
GSMST - 2
Harrison - 2
Kell - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside -1
Lassiter - 1
Locust Grove - 1
Marist - 2
North Gwinnett - 2
Ola - 1
Our Lady of Mercy Catholic - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Sprayberry - 1
Union Grove - 1
Walker - 1
Westminster - 1
Wheeler - 1
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The 25th Annual Walton Academic Challenge has just completed.

We’d like to congratulate this year’s final four:

Champions – Chattahoochee A
Runners-up – Westminster
3rd Place – Alpharetta A
4th Place – Chattahoochee B

I have posted the SQSB stats for the prelms and overall on the database.

Thanks again to all of the 41 teams from 29 schools who attended this year’s tournament. We hope to see you all this time next year for the 26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge!
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Congratulations to Chattahoochee A and Westminster; I was watching and it was a fairly competitive match. Westminster made a big comeback in the second half.
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