02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

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02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

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Johns Hopkins University is pleased to announce the Johns Hopkins Winter Quiz Bowl Tournament, which will take place on February 29th, 2020.

The tournament will take place at Johns Hopkins University, located at 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Room locations will be in Gilman Hall. A map of campus can be found here: http://cis.jhu.edu/images/campus_map_0907.pdf. Parking is available at the South Garage, at a flat rate of $9 for the day.

Entry Fees and Discounts:
Base Fee: $70 per team
Buzzers: -$5 per each working buzzer system
Staffing: -$10 per competent staffer (limit one per team)

Payment must be made on the day of the tournament either by cash or check only. Please make checks out to "Johns Hopkins University."

This tournament will follow official NAQT rules (which can be viewed at http://www.naqt.com/rules.html) with slight modifications on timing.

Question Set:
We will be using NAQT IS-190, a regular High School difficulty set.

Pizza will be sold near lunch time, and various restaurants may be found in the vicinity of campus. To see a full list, please visit http://web.jhu.edu/cogsci/visitors/restaurants.html.

Team and Roster Size:
There is a maximum of six players on a team; up to four members may play at once. We recommend no more than four members on a team, so that students may play the maximum number of rounds.

Team Limit:
Until one week prior to the registration deadline (February 15), only three teams from a school may register. Subsequent teams (up to an additional two, for five total) from the same school will be placed on the waitlist. Following February 15, two additional teams from that school on the waitlist will be moved off of the waitlist and registered (assuming that there are spots still open).

To register, please fill out the following form (https://forms.gle/fY5rXebqJisRnNUz5) by February 15. The field will initially be capped at 18 teams.

Registered Teams (20/20 - field closed):
School (Number of teams/Buzzers/Staffers)
Centennial High School 3/3/0
Richard Montgomery High School 2/2/0
Severn School 1/1/0
Bishop O'Connell High School 2/2/1
Charter School of Wilmington 2/1/0
Marriotts Ridge High School 1/0/1
Washington Latin PCS 2/2/1
BASIS McLean 2/2/0
Winston Churchill High School 1/1/0
Dred Defenders 1/2/0
Monticello 1/0/0
Georgetown Day School 2/0/0

Registration opens: 8:00am
Preliminary rounds: 9:00am (9:15am at the latest)
Lunch: Around noon, after round 5 concludes
Playoff rounds: TBA, depending on lunch start time
Expected tournament end: Around 5:00pm

Important dates:
February 15, 2020: Multiple team deadline (see above) and registration deadline
February 27, 2020: Roster deadline
February 29, 2020: Tournament day

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
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Re: 02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

Post by king_crimson »

To clarify, this will be run on IS-190, right?
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Re: 02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

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Yes, IS #190. This set shares with VHSL Regionals, so Virginia public schools should not register for the Johns Hopkins event.
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Re: 02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

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Can we get some sort of waitlist update running?
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Re: 02/29/20 - Johns Hopkins Winter Tournament

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Congratulations to GDS A for winning the tournament in a final over Richard Montgomery A with a score of 360-300 and an overall record of 12-0. A big thank you to all teams for coming out to Homewood on Saturday, and thank you very much for bearing with our logistical hiccups!

Stats can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6288/
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