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Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Mon Aug 11, 2014 8:11 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Lexington High School in Lexington, MA is pleased to announce the Lexington Invitational Tournament (LIT), to be held on December 20, 2014. We will be using NAQT’s IS-142 set, with 20 untimed tossups each round. All teams are guaranteed 10 games. The field is tentatively capped at 24 teams, and is subject to change based on number of teams and rooms available.

Fee structure:

$70 base fee for each team
-$10 experienced staffer discount (Max 1 per school)
-$5 buzzer discount (Max 2 per school)
-$10 new team discount (Applies to teams who have not played any pyramidal quiz bowl tournaments since December 21, 2012.)
-$15/100 mi. distance discount

Teams interested in registering can either reply to this post, or shoot me an email at [email protected]. Please include the number of teams you are bringing, how many fully functional lock-out buzzer systems you can bring, as well as how many experienced staffers you can provide. In addition, please provide a team contact, as well as his/her cell phone number and email.

On the day of the tournament, registration will be from 8:15-8:45, and rounds will hopefully begin at 9:00 after the opening meeting. If you plan to pay by check, please make the check made out to "Town of Lexington" and indicate "Lexington Quiz Bowl Team" in the memo section.

We hope to see you there!

Current field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)

Hingham: (2/2/0)
BIshop Guertin: (2/1/1)
Brookline: (2/2/1)
John Paul II: (2/0/0)
Acton Boxborough: (1/1/1)
E. O. Smith: (3/2/0)
Bethlehem: (1/2/0)
Malden Catholic: (1/0/0)
Arlington: (2/0/0)
Boston Latin: (1/0/0)
BC High: (2/0/0)
Belmont High: (1/0/0)
Team "Margaret Thatcher": (1/1/0)

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:22 pm
by a named reaction
-$15/100 mi. distance discount

-Minimum fee of $60 per team
Is it intentional that a single distance discount brings the price lower than the minimum?

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:32 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sorry about that, we have just removed the minimum fee and instead, set the maximum amount of buzzers at 2.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:28 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
We are now Gold-certified with PACE, meaning that the top 20% of the field will qualify for the NSC.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 5:33 pm
by 16thropes
A-B is interested

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:36 pm
by rpirrie
E. O. Smith is interested as well, and can probably field 3 teams with 2 buzzer sets. I will firm up this week. Thanks.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:08 am
by MgGiddy
AB will be there with a team a buzzer and at least 1 moderator.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Wed Oct 08, 2014 5:50 pm
by Maury Island incident
There will most likely be (with enough interest) a tossup-only, doubles literature side event at LIT. Forums announcement at: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16549.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:06 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Update: The aforementioned literature side event has been canceled.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 1:48 pm
by Lily
Boston Latin School is interested.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:32 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
The field for this tournament is now full. All further teams wishing to register will be placed on the wait list.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:22 am
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Due to recent dropouts, there are currently two more spots needed to fill the field. Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in registering.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:34 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Congratulations to Bethlehem for finishing in first place after the second game of an advantaged final, after a long day of 13 rounds of quiz bowl! Hingham A finished In 2nd, Acton-Boxborough took 3rd, and Bishop Guertin A took 4th. The first three finishers have qualified for the NAQT HSNCT, and the top 4 have qualified for the PACE NSC. Stats have been posted here: bit.ly/lexqubo. I'll upload combined stats as soon as I figure out how to.

Re: Lexington (MA) Invitational Tournament

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:06 pm
by rpirrie
Just wanted to say you guys did a great job for your first tourney ever. The individual awards thing was a minor problem, which I'm sure won't happen in the future. Apart from that I thought everything went very smoothly, and my team had a lot of fun. Hope you do this again next year--E. O. Smith will definitely sign up.