Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

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Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

Post by Deckard Cain » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:52 pm

The Missouri University of Science and Technology Academic Competition Organization would like to invite you to the 5th Annual Missouri S&T Fall Tournament, to be held on our scenic campus in Rolla, Missouri on December 12, 2009.

This tournament has been certified by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, an organization dedicated to providing high-quality quizbowl tournaments to all Missouri teams. Visit http://www.moqba.org for more information.

Format:
This tournament will be run in the twenty tossup/bonus format. Games consist of twenty tossups worth ten points each followed by non-rebounding bonuses worth up to thirty points. Tossups will feature "powers" (additional points awarded for correct buzzes very early in the question) and "negs" (five point deductions for incorrect answers before the question is finished).

The field is currently limited to the first 18 teams to register, though we will make every effort to include all interested teams. This year, schools will be welcome to register multiple teams.

The tournament will feature a bracketed round robin and playoff, the exact specifications of which will be determined by the final field size. The field will not be divided into small and large school divisions, but the top-finishing small-school team (as well as the top four teams overall) will receive trophies, and an all-tournament team will be recognized.

Pricing:
Base fee for first team: $65
Base fee for second and subsequent teams: $60
Moderator discount: $20 discount for each competent moderator your school brings
Buzzer discount: $5 discount for each working buzzer system your school brings
Buzzer borrowing discount: $5 discount if we have borrowed your buzzer in the past year for an intercollegiate event
Alumnus discount: $5 discount if your school has an alumnus on the Missouri S&T team
Travel discount: $5 discount for every 100 miles your school traveled to the tournament (one-way, as determined by Google Maps)
Early registration discount: $5 discount if your registration is received before November 12, 2009
The minimum entry fee is $25 per team.

Formalities:
Please email me, Matt Chadbourne, at mwchadbourne at gmail dot com to sign up for the tournament. Registration on the morning of the tournament will begin at 8:00. Since the format we will be using may be unfamiliar to many teams, we will have a short team meeting at 8:45 to review the rules. The first round of tournament play will begin at 9:00.

After the completion of the tournament, each team in attendance will receive an electronic copy of the questions used.

Pending affiliation, this tournament will be a qualifier for the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence National Scholastics Championship, to be held in June 2010 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Top-finishing teams will automatically qualify for this national tournament, which regularly features many of the nation’s top teams.

A list of teams that have signed up for the tournament can be found on the Missouri Academic Competition Message Board (http://www.moquizbowl.com) and the Missouri S&T ACO webpage (http://web.mst.edu/~cbowl). Both lists will be updated regularly. Our tournaments traditionally fill extremely quickly, therefore it is highly advisable to reserve your spot early, and you are more than welcome to reserve your spot in the tournament before the payment process has been completed.

We hope to see you and your team in Rolla this December and wish you the best of luck as you compete this season. As always, if you have any questions about the tournament, don’t hesitate to ask.

Sincerely,

Matt Chadbourne

President, Missouri S&T Academic Competition Organization
Matt Chadbourne
Viburnum HS '04
Missouri S&T '09 and '11
Missouri Quizbowl Alliance member/president emeritus

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Re: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

Post by Deckard Cain » Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:56 pm

To update, we will be using a set from HSAPQ for this tournament, and the field as it currently stands:

Crocker
Elsberry
Eureka
Hancock (2)
Hannibal
Herculaneum
Houston
Pilot Grove
Savannah
Weaubleau
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Viburnum HS '04
Missouri S&T '09 and '11
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Re: Missouri S&T Fall Tournament - December 12, 2009

Post by Deckard Cain » Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:18 pm

We're currently sitting at 21 teams and have room for three more:

Belle
Clayton (2)
Crocker
Elsberry
Eureka
Hallsville
Hancock (2)
Hannibal
Jefferson
Pilot Grove
Richland (2)
Rolla
Salem (2)
Savannah
St. Clair
Waynesville
Weaubleau
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Viburnum HS '04
Missouri S&T '09 and '11
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