This tournament will use the ACF Ruleset, with the following modifications:
- Tossups will have 15-point powers.
- Moderators may choose to allow players or teams to use more than five seconds to answer after tossups or bonuses are fully read.
- If a player's answer on a tossup is ruled incorrect, but they protest successfully that their answer should have been prompted, the tossup will be thrown out and a new tossup will be read to both teams.
This tournament will be open to all high schoolers. Additionally, players from the HS class of 2020 who are not enrolled in a college or university may also play in this tournament, hopefully giving old teams a chance to play together again. Teams comprised of students who all attend one high school and/or class of 2020 graduates of that high school count as "closed," while all other teams count as "open."
Both closed and open teams may register for this tournament, and individuals may register as free agents. We will facilitate team formation among free agents if needed and balance open or free agent teams we feel too strong. The tentative field cap is 12 teams; we will expand if there is more interest and more staffers are available. If you are interested in playing or staffing this tournament, please add yourself to this spreadsheet. Note than a spreadsheet entry does not constitute official registration; official registration will be opened after a date is selected, and we will prioritize preexisting spreadsheet entries for official registration.
The fee to play this tournament is $75 for closed teams and $90 for open teams; we strongly encourage schools who have enough people to play as a closed team to do so. Staffers will be paid $25 for the full day.
Cheating and misconduct will not be tolerated at this tournament; we reserve the right to remove anyone suspected of cheating or misconduct from the tournament. If you feel unsafe at this tournament please feel free to reach out to a TD or staffer and to fill out the quizbowl misconduct form.