Gopher Invitational Tournament (12/4/21)

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Gopher Invitational Tournament (12/4/21)

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The University of Minnesota Quizbowl Team is proud to announce that we will be holding GINVIT 2021 (Gopher Invitational Tournament) on Saturday, December 4, 2021. The tournament will begin at 9:00 AM in Folwell Hall. We ask that everyone arrive by 8:30 AM so that we can get the tournament started promptly at 9:00 AM.

This will be a regular high-school-level tournament using NAQT packet IS-204. We will be playing using modified NAQT rules, with major changes being that rounds are not timed, twenty question cycles will be read per round, and there will not be any computational math tossups or bonuses.

Fees
$80 per team registered
-$5 per working buzzer system
-$10 per moderator provided
The minimum fee per team registered is $50.

Registration
If your team would like to participate, please register through NAQT's website here.

Schools may register up to 4 teams. Additional teams from the same school may join the waitlist and enter the field on a first-come first-serve basis. Teams will be added to the field from the waitlist on November 26. If your school has registered four teams and would like to add additional teams to the waitlist, please email [email protected].

We have a field cap set tentatively at 24 teams. If your team (for any reason) opts out of participating 24 hours prior to the tournament, you will still be expected to pay the tournament dues.

We will provide pizza and drinks for lunch for volunteers who are interested in staffing the tournament. If you would like to staff, please sign up here.

Chaperone Policy
Per UMN policy, all schools must bring at least one adult chaperone. This chaperone may be a coach, parent etc. Note that this policy requires one chaperone per school, not per team. Schools should input the name of their chaperone during the registration process on NAQT's site.

Mask Policy
All teams, chaperones, and staff are required to wear masks while indoors on the UMN campus.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
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Re: Gopher Invitational Tournament (12/4/21)

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Re: Gopher Invitational Tournament (12/4/21)

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Per the initial tournament configuration, the waitlist for this tournament has now been added to the field, and the cap on the number of teams from each school has been lifted.

We still have one spot left in the field, so if your school is interested in registering a team, please do so here!
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Re: Gopher Invitational Tournament (12/4/21)

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This tournament happened. Wayzata A defeated Mounds Park Academy in a one-game final, with Wayzata B taking third place and Irondale A taking fourth. Thank you to everyone who turned out, as well as the staffers who made this event possible.
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