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Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14) (Field Closed)

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:42 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
I'm happy to announce that Northwestern Quiz Bowl will be hosting the fourth edition of its Wake-Up Call novice tournament after a year of hiatus on October 25, 2014. The field is restricted to high school teams that fit the eligibility guidelines defined below.

For those who are unaware, Northwestern University is located in the northern Chicago suburb of Evanston and is easily accessible to teams in Chicagoland and the surrounding areas. This year's tournament will take place in the McCormick Tribune Center. Please note that this is NOT the usual building for our tournaments. The building is located just East of our usual location of Kresge Hall and has an address of 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 for those using Google Maps. Those who need parking can, as usual, use the Lakeside Parking Structure just east of the building. An interactive map of campus can be found here for those who wish to see it.

Question Set and Format:
We will be using NAQT IS #141A for this tournament. NAQT has informed me that this set will not be used for any JV conference matches in Illinois. Format will be 20 tossups and 20 bonuses with 15-point powers and 5-point negs. There will be no computational math or bouncebacks on bonuses. We will also be using sudden-death tiebreakers. We will be using a bracketed round-robin followed by a rebracket for playoffs and will have at least 8 guaranteed games.

Each team is limited to 6 players, of which 4 will play at a time with the option of substitutions at halftime and before tiebreakers if necessary. All players are eligible if they fit the following novice guidelines put forth by the IHSSBCA:

- Has played fewer than 40 varsity-level matches for his or her school’s top team
- Has played fewer than 80 career high school matches at any level
- Has never averaged more than 35 points per game at a varsity invitational tournament
- Has never averaged more than 20 points per game at a national championship tournament
- Has never been named to an All-Tournament Team at a high school tournament at any level

Prices and Payment:
The tournament will cost as follows:
$80 for the first team from a given school
$70 per second, third, fourth team etc.
-$5 for a working buzzer system
-$15 for a moderator/scorekeeper.
The minimum fee per team is $50.

All staffers will receive free pizza for lunch. UPDATE: We now have a statskeeper. There are many restaurants within a 5-10 minute walking distance in downtown Evanston that teams will be able to enjoy during the lunch break.

Please pay for this tournament by sending a check to 1999 Campus Drive, Box #40, Evanston, IL 60208. Please make all checks out to "Northwestern University". I won't be able to get checks from our mailbox until I'm on campus in mid-September, so don't expect them to be deposited right away.

Teams who would like to register for this tournament should do so by e-mailing me at minarik15 at gmail dot com. A subject line of "Wake-Up Call" or something else quizbowl-related will help your registration not get lost in my spam box.

Current Field: RE-CLOSED as of October 21st
Keith x1
Fenton x3
Loyola x2
(Rockford) Auburn x1
St. Ignatius x1
Fenwick x2
Champaign Centennial x1
UChicago Lab x1

Hinsdale Central x1

Due to our room limitations, the field is capped at 12 teams.

Hope to see everybody in October!

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14)

Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:03 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
Update: We're up to 1/3 of our field cap, including a Wisconsin team!

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14)

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:44 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
We've reached 10 teams registered with a bit more than 3 weeks to go before tournament day, meaning we have two open spots remaining. Register as soon as possible if you want them!

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14)

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:21 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
We have reached our field cap with a bit more than a week to go before tournament day. Interested teams can still contact me to get a spot on the waitlist in the case that teams drop from the field.

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14) (FIELD RE-OPENED

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:15 am
by The Dance of Sorrow
Apologies for bumping the thread again, but we had a drop and the tournament is less than a week, so we have one more open spot left to fill.

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14) (Field Closed)

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 4:21 pm
by TheDoctor
Stats for this tournament are posted to the tournament database. Thank you to Dylan and the Northwestern team for hosting a fun tournament!

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14) (Field Closed)

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:20 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
Congratulations to Loyola A for clearing the field today, and thanks to all of the teams who came out!

Re: Wake-Up Call at Northwestern (10/25/14) (Field Closed)

Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:20 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Great work with today's event, Dylan -- Round 8 was done by 2:45, a very fine finish. Thanks for hosting!