Stegosaurus Bowl (BASK) at Lisgar, Ottawa -- Dec 5, 2015
Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:36 am
Stegosaurus Bowl will be a quizbowl tournament at Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa, on December 5, 2015. It will be run by ONQBA and Lisgar.
Teams should be at Lisgar by 8:30 AM to register and pay. We will start at 9:00 AM, and teams may miss their first rounds if they arrive late. We will finish by 5:00 PM. We intend to play 10 rounds of quizbowl, though we may shorten the event if time is running out.
There will be a one-hour lunch break. Teams should bring a lunch, or they should get fast food on Elgin Street (three blocks west of the tournament).
It will cost a base fee of $60 for a school's first team, with these discounts:
-$10 for subsequent teams (i.e., if a school sends three teams, their second and third teams both get this discount)
-$20 for new teams to quizbowl (i.e., has only played Reach or History Bee and Bowl since 2014)
-$10 for each scorekeeper you register and bring (anyone can do this job, but I will need scorekeeper contact info ahead of time)
-$5 for each working buzzer set your bring
-$10 for teams of only one or two players
The minimum fee for a team is $30. We can take cash or cheques written to "Lisgar Collegiate -- Reach."
Format -- Different This Time
If this tournament ends up with 7 to 12 teams, we intend to run it with a ladder-style match schedule. Instead of assigning rooms and opponents before the tournament, we'd play some configuration of "win and move up a room, lose and move down a room."
I want to try this format to get more close matchups and to make sure the competition is meaningful to the lower-scoring half of the field.
If the tournament gets under 7 teams, we'll run a traditional round-robin + playoff split. If it gets over 12 teams, we'll use a bracketed round-robin or poll coaches about splitting into two divisions.
This tournament will use a Canadian edition of the BASK set. Teams are encouraged to practice on LIST 2014 and 2013.
Please email me (Brendan) at [email protected]. Please include the number of teams, number of buzzers, and names and emails of any volunteers you are bringing.
Is there a stegosaurus?
Of course there is a stegosaurus. The winning team will get a trophy and get custody of the stegosaurus pictured above. Top scorers will get book prizes.
Visit our websites
A version of this announcement was also posted to the ONQBA blog. Teams are encouraged to keep up with tournaments by checking our Upcoming Schedule page and joining the Ontario Quizbowl group on Facebook.
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