Jr. Wildcat X at Northwestern (3/9/2019)

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Jr. Wildcat X at Northwestern (3/9/2019)

Post by anthonywang1999 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:52 pm

Wildcat Jr X

Northwestern Quizbowl is pleased to announce this year's edition of the annual Jr. Wildcat middle school tournament, to be held on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Special thanks to Greg Peterson, last year's tournament director, as this post uses what he wrote last year with the necessary logistical edits.

Question Set and Format: We will be using NAQT's MS-29 set for this tournament. Format will be 4-v-4 with 20 tossups, 20 bonuses, powers, and negs. There will be no computational math tossups, and bonuses will not bounce back. All timing will be five seconds (far faster than some conferences play; slightly more relaxed than MSNCT). We guarantee at least 8 games for every team; teams agree to play all guaranteed games when they register.

Location and parking: The tourney will take place in Locy Hall and Fisk Hall, both on the south end of the university's Evanston campus. Check-in will be in Fisk Hall 217, at 1845 Sheridan Road in Evanston. The parking structure at 1 Arts Circle Drive is very close from the tournament site and is your best bet--it does not require a permit on Saturdays.

Eligibility: Teams must be composed of students who attend the same school; all players must be in grade 8 or below. Also, there is no minimum number of players that may play on one team (if you have a solo player, that's legal), but we are imposing a hard maximum of six players that may play on a given team over the course of a tournament.

Fee structure:
The fee structure is as follows:
$90 per team base fee
-$5/each for buzzer systems with 8 or more functioning buzzers. If it doesn't have 8 working, it doesn't get you a discount.
-$10/each for competent staffers provided; we reserve the right to turn down staffers in advance if we don't need them.
-$10 for any teams that travel >100 miles each way to the tourney site, as determined by Google Maps.
For the record, the discounts are all by school, not by team: a school who brings five teams and one buzzer will owe $445, not $425.
*Update 01/17/2019, I have updated the fee structure on the NAQT registration site to accurately reflect the fee amounts. Invoices will be requested through the NAQT registration site, and will be sent out soon. Teams that already registered, please update registration on the NAQT website to reflect the amount of buzzers and staff that can be provided so invoices can accurately reflect discounts!

All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We accept cash or checks (made out to "Northwestern University"). If it's much more convenient for you to mail a check in advance, send us an email and we'll work something out.

Registration:
We are also using NAQT's registration system this year, and some teams have already signed up through it! You can do so with this link: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field ... t_id=10317
Please also email quizbowl@u.northwestern.edu (that’s quizbowl AT u DOT northwestern DOT edu), stating the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers that you're registering.

*Teams that already registered, please update registration on the NAQT website to reflect the amount of buzzers and staff that can be provided so invoices can accurately reflect discounts!

Current Field (28/28): Updated 02/03/2019 Field is Full!

Alphonsus Academy x2
Aptakisic x2
Barrington Middle-Station x3
Keith Country Day x1
Notre Dame x1
Quest Academy x3
Springfield Franklin x1
St. John Fisher x4
St. Mary's Visitation x2
St. Norbert x1
St. Paul of the Cross x1
St. Raymond x4
Sunset Ridge x1
Thurgood Marshall x2
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Re: Jr. Wildcat X at Northwestern (3/9/2019)

Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:30 am

Can an updated field be posted, and is there a chance of expansion?

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Re: Jr. Wildcat X at Northwestern (3/9/2019)

Post by jonah » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:38 am

dtaylor4 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:30 am
Can an updated field be posted, and is there a chance of expansion?
The field is on NAQT's website: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field ... t_id=10317 . I am not sure why a field is being listed here too; that seems like it can accomplish nothing but create confusion.
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Re: Jr. Wildcat X at Northwestern (3/9/2019)

Post by anthonywang1999 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:02 am

dtaylor4 wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:30 am
Can an updated field be posted, and is there a chance of expansion?
Unfortunately, there is little chance for expansion due to lack of staff, rooms, and buzzers. We will put teams on the waitlist now that the field is full.
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Re: Jr. Wildcat X at Northwestern (3/9/2019)

Post by anthonywang1999 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:22 pm

Jr. Wildcat X Wrap-up

Thanks to all of the teams that came to the tournament! We could not have done it without all of the buzzers, staff, and players you all provided!
Stats have been posted at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5512/ . Congratulations to Quest Academy A, Barrington Middle-Station A, Thurgood Marshall A, and Alphonsus Academy A: the top 4 finishers.
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