Chris Girard Memorial Tournament (11/14, Online, KY, IS 195)

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Chris Girard Memorial Tournament (11/14, Online, KY, IS 195)

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The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is pleased to announce the Chris Girard Memorial Tournament, an online high school quiz bowl tournament taking place on Saturday, November 14th, 2020. This tournament is closed to only Kentucky teams, and will be using NAQT IS-195.

We are initially limiting the field to 24 teams, but will have a waitlist and consider expanding the field if we have enough interest. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. The exact format will be determined after we have a better idea of how many teams will be participating, but we intend to provide a minimum of 10 rounds of play.

This tournament will be taking place on Discord. We have explored several options and concluded that Discord is the best platform for our purposes. If using Discord might be problematic for your team, please contact us. We will be using buzzin.live as our buzzer system. This tournament will NOT be using video, meaning it does not meet the current criteria for being a qualifier for national tournaments.

Each match will be untimed and consist of 20 tossups and 20 three-part bonuses. Teams may consist of up to four players, meaning there are no substitutes allowed. Teams with less than four players are allowed. Once players are assigned to a team’s roster at the start of the tournament, those players cannot be moved between teams. We will be using both powers and negs, and bonuses will not bounce back.

Entry fees:
The base fee is $60 for the first team from a school, and $50 for all additional teams from that school.
There is a $30 discount if your team is new to quiz bowl. If you think you may be eligible for this discount, please contact us.
There is a $10 discount per quality staffer provided. Staffers must be approved by the KQBA, so please contact us before claiming this discount.

Payment:
Please make checks payable to:
KQBA
8019 Broadfern Dr.
Louisville, KY, 40291

If you would like to register, please fill out this Google Form. If you have any questions, please email us at [email protected].
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Re: Chris Girard Memorial Tournament (11/14, Online, KY, IS 195)

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Field as of 10/30 (19/24)
Adair County
Ballard
Central Hardin A
Central Hardin B
Danville
duPont Manual A
duPont Manual B
duPont Manual C
Elizabethtown
Glasgow A
Glasgow B
Grayson County
Henderson County A
Henderson County B
Paul Blazer
Russell
Shelby Valley
Woodford County A
Woodford County B
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University of Kentucky 2013-2018
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Re: Chris Girard Memorial Tournament (11/14, Online, KY, IS 195)

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We're a couple of weeks away from the tournament, and have a few updates to provide.

1. We have made the decision to NOT use video for this tournament. This means our tournament will not be considered a qualifier for national tournaments under the current standards. This is less than ideal, but we've seen too many schools have issues with video to feel comfortable requiring it for a tournament.

2. We are now removing the restriction of 2 teams per school. This means that duPont Manual C will join the field, bringing us to 19 teams total out of 24. If you would like to add an additional team, you may now do so.

3. We are adding a $10 discount for each quality staffer provided by a school. If you have staffers you can provide, please contact us.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions, would like to register an additional team, have staffers to provide, etc. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks!
Tyler Reid
Glasgow High School 2009-2013
University of Kentucky 2013-2018
Kentucky Quiz Bowl Alliance Board Member
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