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Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament (1/20/2018)

Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:20 pm
by benmillerbenmiller
I am pleased to announce that Montgomery Blair High School will be hosting the main site of our MBAT housewrite on January 20, 2018. Information on the set can be found in this thread: ... 09&t=20081

The tournament will be held at Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Blvd E Silver Spring, MD 20901.

Format and Rules
The tournament will be structured with a preliminary divisional round-robin in the morning and rebracketed playoffs in the afternoon. All rounds will contain 20 tossups and 20 three-part bonuses. We will not use bounce backs, and all rounds will be untimed.

We have a tentative field cap of 18, though this may change with room availability.

Base Fee: $75
Each Additional Team: $70
Buzzer discount: -$5
Travel Discount: -$10 per 100 miles (according to Google Maps)
Minimum Fee: $50

All checks should be made out to Montgomery Blair High School, with Quizbowl in the memo line.

Teams may contain between one and six players, with a maximum of four individuals playing at one time. Substitutions may be made at halftime. No players may play for different teams in the course of the tournament. After the lunch, book prizes will be awarded to the morning’s top 10 scorers.

To register, please email Be sure to indicate the number teams and buzzers you will be bringing, as well as phone number and email contact information.

We are really excited to for our tournament, and we hope to see you there!

Re: Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament (1/20/2018)

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:24 pm
by benmillerbenmiller
Current Field
Updated 1/16

Field: 20/20 teams
Quince Orchard (1 team)
Bullis (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Centennial (6 teams, 5 buzzers)
Georgetown Prep (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Langley (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Manheim Township (2 teams)
Georgetown Day (2 teams)
McLean (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Richard Montgomery (2 teams, 4 buzzers)
Lehigh Valley Academy (1 team)

Re: Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament (1/20/2018)

Posted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:26 pm
by benmillerbenmiller
We have received Platinum certification from PACE, so the top 25% of our field will qualify for June's NSC!

Re: Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament (1/20/2018)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:18 pm
by benmillerbenmiller
Congratulations to Centennial A, who defeated Lehigh Valley in a thrilling one-game final to win MBAT. Full stats for the tournament can be found here:

The following teams have qualified for PACE NSC in June. Congrats!
1. Centennial A
2. Lehigh Valley
3. Manheim Township A
4. Georgetown Day School A
5. Richard Montgomery A

Thanks again to all the teams who came out today. It was a pleasure to have you at Blair, and we hope you enjoyed both our questions and tournament.

Re: Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament (1/20/2018)

Posted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:34 pm
by Curious Homunculus
Will a private forum be set up to discuss the set?