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New Kent Fall Kick-Off Tournament (10/4/14; New Kent, Va)

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:18 pm
This is the general announcement for the New Kent Fall Kick-Off Tournament. This will be a high school academic quiz bowl tournament, to be hosted at New Kent High School, New Kent, Virginia, on Saturday, October 4, 2014 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.

This tournament will be using IS-139A, a tournament set produced by National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT).

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.

Registration & fees:
Base fee: $60 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 New Kent High School, according to Google Maps.
Early Registration discount: $10 off the schools fee if registered by September 12th, 2014
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 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.

Re: New Kent Fall Kick-Off Tournament (10/4/14; New Kent, Va

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:38 pm
by Howard
MDUCK wrote:T$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.
I presume New Kent High School is the intended destination point, not Harris Hall.

Re: New Kent Fall Kick-Off Tournament (10/4/14; New Kent, Va

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:15 pm
You are correct!

Re: New Kent Fall Kick-Off Tournament (10/4/14; New Kent, Va

Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:25 am
Field Update: teams/buzzers/staff

Cave Spring 1/2/0
Cosby 1/0/0
Gloucester 1/0/0
Great Bridge 1/2/3
Hanover 1/1/0
Homeschool Out of the Box 1/1/0
Howard 1/2/1
Loudoun County 1/1/0
Maggie Walker 3/0/0
Warwick 1/3/0

Total: 12/12/4

Re: New Kent Fall Kick-Off Tournament (10/4/14; New Kent, Va

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:10 pm
Congratulations to Maggie Walker B for finishing 1st today and Maggie Walker A for finishing 2nd. Maggie Walker C and Loudoun County finished tied for third. Also thank to Mr. Gilbert from Howard for moderating today! ... ats/stats/