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WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY; 11/18/2017)

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:10 pm
by mriggle
I am happy to announce the eighth annual Hilltopper Invitational Tournament, to be hosted on the campus of Western Kentucky University on Saturday, November 18th. This is our traditional fall tournament, open to any interested high school teams. We hope to have a competitive field of teams from Kentucky and middle Tennessee (and perhaps beyond!) once again this year.

This year, we are mirroring RMBCT (details about the set here). Format will be standard 20/20 quizbowl, with powers/negs and non-bounceback three-part bonuses.

Location and Time:
Nearly all of our past tournaments have taken place in Cherry Hall, and there is a good chance that will remain true for this one. I will update this area once we determine the location for certain.

Regarding time, we would like teams to arrive between 8:00 and 8:45 AM. Our opening meeting will occur at 8:45 or immediately following the arrival of all teams, whichever comes first. Round 1 will begin no later than 9:00 AM, probably 5-10 minutes after the opening meeting begins. Please note that Bowling Green is located in the Central Time Zone, so make plans accordingly. Lunch will occur at roughly noon, probably after Round 5.

Field Size:
We are going to initially set a soft field cap of 20 teams, but if we have sufficient demand and the staffers to handle that demand, we will raise the cap accordingly. We are also going to limit schools to two teams for now, but schools may indicate conditional interest in bringing more teams, which will be handled via waitlist.

Base fee: $70 for a school's first team
$60 for each subsequent team
Buzzers: -$5 per working system
Moderator: -$10 per moderator (check with us first)
New school (has not competed in last two years): -$10
Travel: -$10 per 150 miles (one way)
Minimum fee: $40 per team

We will accept either cash or check on the morning of the tournament. Further instructions (along with an invoice) will be given upon registration.

Please send an email to [email protected], and indicate the number of teams you plan to bring, as well as any discounts that apply.

Any other questions may be posted in this thread, or you can shoot us an email. I look forward to seeing everyone on November 18th!

Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY; 11/18/20

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:25 pm
by mriggle
Field (16 teams):
Adair County A
Adair County B
Adair County C
Battle Ground Academy
Calloway County
Daviess County
Dunbar A
Dunbar B
Grayson County A
Grayson County B
Henderson County A
Henderson County B
Merrol Hyde A
Merrol Hyde B


Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY; 11/18/20

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:37 am
by mriggle
We have technically reached the field cap for this tournament, but we will look into the possibility of expanding the field. There is a good chance that we will indeed be able to accommodate more teams, so be on the look out for an update later this week!

Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY; 11/18/20

Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:34 pm
by mriggle
We've increased the field cap to 24 teams, and we're now allowing schools to register a third (or fourth, etc.) team! Please let us know if you'd like to come!

Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY; 11/18/20

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:29 am
by bigbluemist
Will stats be up soon?


Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY; 11/18/20

Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:35 pm
by mriggle
Congratulations to Battle Ground Academy, who managed to become three-peat champions by defeating second place Henderson County A 380-310 in an excellent final match. Those two teams and Glasgow A were tied at 2-1, but Glasgow could not stay for what might have been two more matches (a seeded (2 v. 3) v. 1 final), so they accepted 3rd without playing. Merrol Hyde A took fourth. All of these teams, by virtue of finishing in the top 25% of the field, have qualified for the PACE NSC.

Our top scorer was Jack Lewis from Battle Ground, who posted over 150 ppg in the seven prelim rounds.

Prelim stats
Playoff stats
Combined stats

Thanks go out to all of our excellent staffers who helped this tournament run very smoothly! We hope everyone will be back for Hilltopper IX next November.