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Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:33 pm
by mattfleischer
Virginia Tech will be hosting its winter tournament on 1/30/2016.

Question Set
This tournament will be a mirror of BISB, graciously provided by Adam Silverman and co.

The location for this tournament has yet to be determined. It will most likely be in McBryde Hall on our campus in Blacksburg, VA.

Registration will most likely begin at 8:30AM, with play beginning at 9:00AM.

Fees and Discounts
Base Fee: $60
Subsequent Teams: $50
Buzzer Discount: -$5/set
Competent Moderator: -$10
Competent Scorekeeper: -$5
Travel: -$5/200 miles traveled one-way as determined by the Tournament Director
New to Quizbowl: -$10

To register, please contact Matt Fleischer via email at ([email protected]) with the coach's contact information, including a phone number where the coach can be reached on the day of the tournament, the number of teams, and any expected discounts.

Team Size
Teams are limited to six players, four of which may play at any one time. If a school wishes to bring more than six players, they must register an additional team.

Field Cap
The field is initially capped at around 16-18 teams, but may be expanded if resources allow. Teams in excess of the cap will be placed on a waitlist and allowed into the field in order.

PACE Rules
This year, we have elected to use PACE rules to give teams that plan on attending the ever-so-excellent PACE NSC this year some additional practice with its particular rule package. This will include 20 point powers, no negs, and bouncebacks on bonuses.

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)
Blacksburg 4/3/0
Christiansburg 2/0-1/0
Cave Spring 2/?/?


Re: Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:45 pm
by mattfleischer
This tournament has been postponed to 1/30 due to a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the massive storm scheduled to hit our area this weekend. Note that this is a change from the previously announced 3/26.

Re: Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:32 pm
by mithokie
Can we get a field update?

Re: Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16

Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 1:12 pm
by mattfleischer
Updated original post to reflect new registrations. We would still love to have additional teams, so contact me ASAP if you are interested. We are waiting to hear back from PACE regarding certification; I will post another update once we hear back from them!

Re: Virginia Tech Winter Tournament [BISB] 1/30/16

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:40 pm
by mattfleischer
Congratulations to Blacksburg A for winning this tournament! They cleared Christiansburg A by two games to win outright. Cave Spring rounded out the top three. By virtue of their finish, Blacksburg and Christiansburg have both earned bids to the PACE NSC, to be held June 4-5 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago.

Stats can be found at the following links:



We hope that everyone who came out had a good time! I sincerely apologize for the delay in posting the stats; I have been extremely busy these past two weeks.