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KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 10:24 pm
by Rob Celeste
Kings Park High School on Long Island will be hosting its seventh annual Quiz Bowl Tournament (KPAQT VII) on Saturday January 7, 2017 (200 East Main Street, Kings Park, NY 11754). We are centrally located on Long Island making it easy for schools throughout the tri-state area to attend. The location of the high school is 40 minutes East of Manhattan.

~This tournament will use NAQT's Invitational Series set IS-162. Questions are 20/20 format with 20 tossups in a round each accompanied by bonus questions valued up to 30 points.
~The day will begin with registration at 7:30 a.m., moderator/scorekeeper meeting at 8:30 a.m. and the first round beginning at 9:00 a.m. The teams will be bracketed to compete in five preliminary rounds followed by playoffs and consolation rounds.
~The top performing teams (based on win-loss record) will compete in round-robin style playoff rounds. The top 10% of teams will qualify for NAQT’s National Tournament. More information will be provided as registration forms are completed and returned.

~Base fee: $80 for the first team and $70 for each additional team.
~Buzzer discount: $10 off school's total fee for each fully functional system).
~Moderator discount: $10 off school's total fee. Coaches, parents, and students all count so long as they don't play and have experience moderating.
~Travel: $10 off the school's fee for every 150 miles travelled one-way from your school's address to Kings Park High School (utilizing Google Maps).

For this tournament, you MUST email complete the registration form on Google at: ... w/viewform

Once your registration is received, your school’s information will be updated on the forums. However, feel free to contact me if you have any questions. If you know of any schools that would like to attend, just forward them the link to this announcement.

Payment is due on the day of the tournament. Besides cash, checks can be made out to “Kings Park High School.”

*Update: Bagels, juice, and coffee will be served in the morning. Also, there are local eateries available for lunch. As in the past, there will be an option for schools to order pizza which will be delivered to the high school. More will be provided as we approach the tournament date.

We look forward to seeing you on January 7th!

Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:40 pm
by Rob Celeste
Also...PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded your tournament, KPAQT VII, platinum certification. This means that the top 25% of teams in your tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for our national high school quizbowl championship, the PACE NSC on the weekend of June 10th-11th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare outside of Chicago.

Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:28 pm
by mrkirkmath
Hello, do you have information on the field so far?

Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:35 am
by Rob Celeste
Field Update (as of January 6, 2017):

School, Number of Teams, Number of Buzzers, Number of Moderators
North Babylon: 3, 3, 0
Commack: 1, 0, 0
Great Neck North: 1, 0, 0
Locust Valley: 2, 1, 1
West Egg: 3, 0, 2
Half Hollow Hills West: 2, 0, 0
Middlesex County Academy: 1, 2, 0
Port Jefferson: 2, 1, 0
Kellenberg: 2, 2, 0
Smithtown High School East: 2, 1, 0
Smithtown High School West: 2, 2, 0
The Wheatley School: 2, 1, 0
Valley Stream South: 3, 3, 0
Hunter: 2, 2, 0
Bridgewater-Raritan: 1, 0, 0
East Brunswick High School: 3, 3, 0
Stuyvesant: 1, 2, 0

Total = 33 Teams

Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:21 pm
by anthonywang1999
I think we (Middlesex County Academy) is listed twice because we made changes to the registration. As of now, we are bringing 2 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 mods.

Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:19 am
by Rob Celeste
All fixed! Field is updated.

Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:55 pm
by nycaqb1999
Hi, I'm from the Bard High School team in NYC. Unfortunately, the LIRR has stopped running the early train between Atlantic Terminal and Jamaica, meaning that all of our members would have to take the 5:51 out of Penn Station. This means that some of our members would have to wake up at 3:45 AM to travel to the station. Is it possible to take the next LIRR train to Kings Park, which gets in at 8:56 AM? I know this would mean we'd probably miss the first round, but are you able to accommodate this? If not, we totally understand, and we will try to plan accordingly.



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Re: KPAQT VII, Kings Park, NY 1/7/17 [IS-162]

Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:25 pm
by Rob Celeste
Hi Bard School Representative

Please email me when you get a moment: [email protected]

Thank you