We'd love to have a ton more great schools at our 2nd Annual Tournament in Mt. Vernon, KY. Below is our field and details.
Field as of 9/27
South Laurel – 1 team - paid/registered
Capital Day – 2 teams - paid
Edmonson – 2 teams - confirmed
Bate – 2 teams – confirmed/registered
Rockcastle – 3 teams - paid
Piarist - ? teams
Johnson – 2 teams – confirmed
Glasgow - 1 team - registered
Garrard 2 teams – registered
Berea – 2 teams – confirmed
Pikeville - 1 team - confirmed
Clinton – 1 team – confirmed
Ashland – 3 teams – registered
Campbell – 1 team, maybe 2 – confirmed
Southern (Fayette) – 1 team – confirmed
Where: Rockcastle County High School, Mt. Vernon, KY
When: October 13th, 2018—Registration from 7:30 to 8:30 AM EST
Cost: $70.00 per team, $10 discount if providing two experienced moderators
Registration deadline: Midnight Friday, September 28th, 2018
Registration link: https://goo.gl/forms/iA7W0O1GTIqqAEbu1
• One session of Written Testing
o Awards given for top ten test scores in each subject (MA, SC, SS, LA, AH)
• One session of Subject-Specific Lightning Round Tossups
o Awards given for the top eight scorers in each subject (MA, SC, SS, LA, AH)
• At least six rounds of Quick Recall
o Awards given for the top four Quick Recall teams
• Overall champion named based on Quick Recall and Written Testing scores
o Points structure from KAAC (modified with the addition of Lightning Rounds)
o Each team will receive points individually. For example, Rockcastle A’s and Rockcastle B’s points will not be combined. They will be considered as if each team is a different school.
• Why should you attend?
o Early opportunity to play against formidable opponents
o Quick Recall and Written Assessment opportunities
Six rounds of Quick Recall guaranteed
o Can enter multiple teams to ensure experience for all players
o Tournament T-shirts included with registration fee (4 per team registered) (additional shirts can be purchased for $8 each)
o Seeding and grouping allows for play with teams at your level (experienced or beginning)
o Central location of Mt. Vernon
1 hour from Lexington
2 hours from Louisville
2 hours from Covington
2 hours 15 minutes from Bowling Green
2.5 hours from Ashland
1.5 hours from Hazard
o Top ten testers in each subject receive medals for Written Assessment
o Top eight testers in each subject receive medals for Lightning Rounds
Lightning Round champions also receive a trophy
Written Assessment Procedures
Each participating team may enter 3 students in each of the following written assessment areas: Arts and Humanities, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Each student will be allowed to take only one test as there will be only one testing session. At the time of your arrival, please check with our registration desk and notify them of any changes made in your registration form. Testing numbers may be assigned at this time. Any student not registered by 8:30 will not be eligible for the testing session. The testing session will begin at 8:45 AM and conclude at 9:35 AM. All tests will be occurring simultaneously. All students will stay in the testing room for the entire testing time. Awards will be given to the top 10 competitors in each subject area.
Lightning Round Procedures
Following Written Assessment, students will compete individually in a preliminary round of 10 subject-specific tossups in groups of 8. The top 8 scores (ties broken by written assessment scores first, and then head-to-head sudden-death to advance to finals) will qualify to compete a second and final round of 15 more subject-specific tossups following the Quick Recall championship match and preceding the awards ceremony. Students must participate in Written Assessment in order to qualify to participate in the Lightning Rounds. Students must compete in the same Lightning Round subject as they did for Written Assessment. Awards will be given to the top 8 competitors in each subject area with a trophy awarded to the champion.
Quick Recall Procedures
Quick Recall matches will begin following Lightning Rounds. At least three preliminary rounds will be played to establish rankings. The teams will be seeded and placed into pools with teams with similar records for at least three more Quick Recall rounds. All teams are guaranteed at least six rounds of Quick Recall.
Match rules will follow all Governor’s Cup guidelines.
• The decisions of all room officials will be final in the morning rounds with written inquiries used only in Pool A and Pool B in the afternoon rounds.
• Seeding after the preliminary rounds and rankings to determine placements at the end of the tournament for Quick Recall will follow these criteria in order:
o Win-loss record in pool
o Head-to-head record
o Average first-half points (in all rounds played)
o Coin toss
• The top eight teams will be seeded equally between the top two pools in the afternoon. Seeds 1, 3, 5, and 7 will compete in Pool A and seeds 2, 4, 6, and 8 will compete in Pool B.
• A Quick Recall championship match will be played after the final round of pool play between the champion of Pool A and the champion of Pool B.
*Additional rounds may be necessary depending on the number of teams in competition.
Tournament t shirts will be included with the team registration fee for up to four players. Additional shirts may be purchased for only $8 each. The shirts are white with red ink and will have the tournament logo design featured at the top of this form. To ensure all of your players who want shirts receive them, include shirt fees with your registration fees. Additional shirts sold at the tournament will be limited.
Food and Lunch
Our academic team will be having concessions throughout the day. Snacks and soft drinks will be available throughout the day.
• Because this is a fundraiser for our team, please encourage your team to purchase snacks from our concessions table. Everything will cost $1 or less.
o Please do not bring coolers or large amounts of snacks for your team. We appreciate your support of our school and our team’s fundraiser.
We will be selling $5 lunch plates that consist of two slices of pizza, a dessert, and a drink.
• Teams should not plan to leave the campus during lunch as we would like to get started back as soon as possible after lunch.
A hospitality room will be provided for coaches, bus drivers and officials. Team parents and team members are expected to purchase lunch plates.
We will be hosting a silent auction as a fundraiser. Please inform your team members to bring some extra cash. We will have a wide range of products appealing to students and adults such as toys, electronics, gift cards, and household items.
Officials and Equipment
All schools participating must provide at least one EXPERIENCED moderator AND a functioning buzzer system with laptop if needed. High school students may be used in any official capacity. Middle school students may serve as spotters, buzzer operators, or scorers. Also, additional persons to act as scorers and spotters would be greatly appreciated. SCHOOLS PROVIDING A PRE-APPROVED ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCED MODERATOR WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $10 REGISTRATION FEE WAIVER (ONLY ONE WAIVER PER SCHOOL).
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/iA7W0O1GTIqqAEbu1
Registration will end at midnight on Friday, September 28th, 2018. Remember, online registration is important, but I will honor the registration of teams who have submitted their checks and invoices on a first-come first-served basis.
TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE TOURNAMENT, please complete the attached invoice and send it along with your check made payable to the RCHS Academic Team to Herbie Brock, Rockcastle County High School, 1545 Lake Cumberland Pkwy., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456. If you need directions, contact us and then the information will be forwarded to you. If you have any questions, call or text me at 859-200-3258 or email me at [email protected]
We are requiring that each team enclose a non-refundable check for $70.00 with their registration form. In the event that your team cannot compete in the tournament, you will be mailed a packet containing all written assessment tests and quick recall question sets. Also, enclosed in this information you will find an invoice that may be filled out and given to your school secretary or finance clerk to help in the payment process.
• The field will be capped at 24 teams. Spots will only be reserved once checks are received by mail.
• Schools will be permitted to register a maximum of two teams.
• If space permits, schools may register a third team in the weeks leading up to the tournament.