2022 Matador Middle School Invitational

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Amazingguysofguys
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2022 Matador Middle School Invitational

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I'm excited to announce the 2022 Matador Middle School Invitational that will take place on Saturday, March 26th, 2021. The tournament will be run by me, Aatreyo Bhattacharyya (Mira Loma High School). It will begin at 10 AM Eastern Time to best accommodate all time zones.

The tournament will be run on the NAQT IS-206 set which is of High School regular difficulty. A sample of this difficulty can be found here. The platform being used for this tournament will most likely be zoom and buzzin.live, but that is subject to change.

There are no geographic restrictions for this tournament.

Game Format

Each game will be played on a packet of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses. Games will not be timed and standard scoring rules will be used. This tournament will follow NAQT rules with a slight change to the timing rules, which will allow 5 seconds before time is called after a buzz, prompt, or end of a bonus.

Statistics

We will be using TJ sheets which will allow for live statistics and possible detailed category stats.

A Note on Cheating

Given the online nature of quiz bowl, cheating has become much more common. To prevent this, we are requiring that ALL players must use video and show one hand in the frame at all times. We would prefer set-ups that are acceptable at NAQT nationals as outlined by their integrity policy. Players are also encouraged to remain unmuted during tossups as long as there is no significant background noise. The tournament directors reserve the right to remove any player on the grounds of suspicion at any time.

Fees

The entry fee for this tournament is structured as follows:

Base Fee: $80 per team
Base Fee for Teams After the First: $70 per team
Staffing: -$25 per competent staffer (limit one per team)

Payment information will be sent out at a later date.

Staff

We are looking for moderators and scorekeepers who want to staff this tournament. All moderators not affiliated with attending teams will be paid $25. All scorekeepers not affiliated with attending teams will be paid $20. To register to staff, please fill out this form. Staff are encouraged to attend a short staff meeting before the tournament.

Registration

Sign up using this link. You will receive further information, closer to the tournament date.
Aatreyo B.
Churchill '21
Mira Loma '25
Amazingguysofguys
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Re: 2022 Matador Middle School Invitational

Post by Amazingguysofguys »

I need around 2-3 more stafferss for next Saturday's tournament. If you are available to staff, please fill out the form above. Any help is appreciated!
Aatreyo B.
Churchill '21
Mira Loma '25
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