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KY Quizbowl Alliance (MG) – 4/27/19

2019 KENTUCKY QUIZBOWL ALLIANCE MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

When: April 27, 2019 / Registration @ 8:30-9:15am EST :: Play begins @ 9:30am EST (or earlier, if we can manage it!)

Where: Noe Middle School :: 121 W Lee Street / Louisville KY 40208 Question Set: NAQT MS-30

 

NAQT Tournament Home Page:

https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=10391

REGISTER AT:

https://www.naqt.com/registration/register.jsp?tournament_id=10391&type=TEAM

 

 

Format and Rules: Games will consist of 20 tossups and the associated bonuses, split into two untimed halves. The general format will consist of preliminary round robins, followed by regrouping into another round robin based on performance in the prelims. While we cannot guarantee a specific number of games at this time, we *can* guarantee that we will do our best to provide *all* teams with at least 7 games. In our previous tournaments, all teams played between 8 and 10 games.

 

We will be playing with NAQT’s standard rules, scoring, and timing, with the sole exception of untimed halves. In particular, we will **not be using bounce-back bonuses** to allow teams to prepare for the ruleset at MSNCT.

 

Fees:

First team: $70 / Subsequent teams: $60 each Bringing a buzzer system: -$10 each (up to 2) * Teams traveling over 150 miles (one way): -$10 Teams bringing a staffer: -$10 each ** Minimum fee (per team): $40

 

New to quiz bowl discount — Any school that has not participated in a pyramidal quiz bowl tournament (e.g., a tournament run on NAQT questions, or any tournament using pyramidal tossups and three-part

bonuses) between September 1, 2017 and January 1, 2019 automatically qualifies for the minimum fee of $40 per team.

 

* – For the purposes of this discount, the buzzer system must conform to NAQT’s guidelines for its national tournaments. In particular, systems must be wired, and must be able to operate independently of a computer.

This means that Inquisitor systems are *not* eligible for this discount.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

 

** – If your team can bring a moderator that has experience reading quiz bowl with NAQT timings, PLEASE let me know as soon as possible.

 

Contact: Jason Thompson — jason_thompson@twc.com

Class Act Tourney – 2/23/19

CLASS ACT TOURNAMENT (2/23)

When: February 23, 2019 :: Check-In from 8:30 – 9:15am / Play starts @ 9:30am
Where: Eastern High School :: 12400 Old Shelbyville Rd / Louisville KY
40243
Question Set: NAQT MS-29

Tournament Homepage:
https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=9769

** REGISTER AT:
https://www.naqt.com/registration/register.jsp?tournament_id=9769&type=TEAM 
**

This tournament is **ABSOLUTELY FREE TO PLAY!** Thanks to a generous sponsorship from the Class Act Credit Union, we are able to defer ALL registration fees for this tournament. If you’ve never played quiz bowl before, this is a fantastic opportunity to come check it out for no cost! (Other than gas and food )

Format and Rules: Games will consist of 20 tossups and the associated bonuses, split into two untimed halves. The general format will consist of preliminary round robins, followed by regrouping into another round robin based on performance in the prelims. While we cannot guarantee a specific number of games at this time, we *can* guarantee that we will do our best to provide *all* teams with at least 7 games. In previous tournaments, all teams played between 8 and 10 games.

We will be playing with NAQT’s standard rules, scoring, and timing, with the exception of that we will be playing untimed, 20-tossup games, and **we WILL be using bounce-back bonuses at this event.**

Contact: Jason Thompson — jason_thompson@twc.com

Kentucky Academic Bee and Bowl (4/13/2019)

Date/Time
Date(s) – 04/13/2019
8:15 am – 5:45 pm

Location
Winburn Middle School
1060 Winburn Dr
Lexington, Kentucky 40511

International Academic Competitions is delighted to announce that the 2019 Kentucky Academic Bee and Bowl will be held at Winburn Middle School in Lexington, KY on Saturday, April 13. Like all of our competitions, this tournament is open to all students in 8th grade and younger who have not yet played at a full-day USABB tournament this academic year. If you are playing in an Academic Bee held in conjunction with a National History Bee and National Science Bee regional tournament, you are still welcome to attend. No prior qualification is needed, and out of state students are welcome as well. To register, please click here and follow the instructions. Be sure to read the registration rules, including the requirement to bring 1 reader for every 2 teams (i.e. 1 reader for 1 or 2 teams, 2 readers if registering 3 or 4 teams, etc.) or otherwise they must email info@iacompetitions.com in advance of the registration deadline and pay a $60 penalty per missing reader.

During the lunch break the D Set Version of the National Qualifying Exam for the US Geography Olympiad & International Geography Bee will be offered (one exam is used for both competitions). The cost is $10; students may sign up on the spot, though advance registration is recommended using the USABB tournament registration form.

Thanks, and we hope you and your school will be able to compete this academic year!

Schedule of Events
8:15 – Doors Open, Check-In Begins
8:45 – Please Arrive By This Time!
9:00 – Academic Bowl Opening Meeting
9:30 – Academic Bowl Round 1
10:15 – Academic Bowl Round 2
10:55 – Academic Bowl Round 3
11:35 – Academic Bee Opening Meeting
11:55 – Academic Bee Round 1
12:25 – Academic Bee Round 2
12:50 – Lunch Break / US Geography Olympiad & Intl. Geography Bee Exam
1:50 – Academic Bowl Round 4
2:30 – Academic Bowl Round 5
3:15 – Academic Bee Final Round
4:00 – Academic Bowl Quarterfinals (a 4th playoff round will be added if more than 15 teams are in any one age division, in which case the tournament would end at 6:15)
4:40 – Academic Bowl Semifinals
5:15 – Academic Bowl Finals
5:45 – End

Warrior MG Quick Recall and Written Assessment Challenge 1/12/2019

The Winburn Middle School Academic Team will be hosting a QUICK RECALL and WRITTEN ASSESSMENT tournament for middle school teams (grades 6-8) on January 12, 2019.   Registration will begin at 8:00 AM.  Written testing begins at 8:45 AM.

You can register your team(s) at:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe99hv0k7N8aBE3GJrXicNkBo7tEDb27hLnptPOcFGasi2SKQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

The cost for the tournament is $70 for first team.  Additional teams are $50 per team.  All teams must provide a buzzer system and buzzer operator.  Teams may provide an experienced official for a $10 discount.  An additional buzzer discount of $10 is available.  Minimum team fee is $50.  Please reply with your intent by midnight December 3, 2018. You need to send payment beforehand to: Winburn Middle School, Attn: Academic Team, 1060 Winburn Drive, Lexington, KY 40511. Please make all checks payable to Winburn Middle School.

Lunch will be available at Winburn for just $5 per person. This includes two slices of pizza, a cookie, and a drink.

All quick recall teams will play round-robin style in the morning. Based off their morning performance, all teams will be re-bracketed and matched with teams with similar records. All teams are guaranteed four rounds of quick recall.  Match rules will follow Governor’s Cup guidelines.

Written Assessment

The day will begin with two written assessment windows.  Each participating team may enter 3 students in each of the following written assessment areas: Arts and Humanities, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.  The top five students in each subject (M, SC, SS, LA, AH) will be recognized at the awards ceremony.

Why should your team participate?

  • Experience prior to District Governor’s Cup
  • Opportunity to play against formidable opponents
  • Opportunity for students to compete in their specialty content areas for written assessments
  • Quick Recall opportunities
    • Four rounds of Quick Recall guaranteed
  • Can enter multiple teams to ensure experience for all players

If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please contact:  Brian Durham at brian.durham@fayette.kyschools.us

ECMS Holiday Classic – MG – 12/8/2018

Where:  Edmonson County Middle School   210 Wildcat Way, Brownsville, KY

When :  December 8, 2018

Costs:  $75.00 per team competing in quick recall, testing, and composition

$100.00 per team competing in quick recall, testing, composition, and FPS

Contact:  Greg Grey for additional information including registration forms.  greg.grey@edmonson.kyschools.us

 

 

Written Assessment Procedures

            Each participating team may enter 3 students in each of the following written assessment areas: arts and humanities, language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.  At the time of your arrival please check with our registration desk and notify them of any changes made in your registration form.  Testing numbers may be assigned at this time.  Any student not registered by 8:00 will not be eligible for the first testing session.  The first session of testing will begin at 8:30 AM and conclude at 9:20 AM.  The second round of testing will begin at 9:25 and end at 10:15. A student may take two exams.  No one will be allowed to compete in three written assessments.

 

Quick Recall Procedures —Quick recall matches will begin at 10:30 AM.  Three preliminary rounds will be played to establish rankings for the championship round. The teams with the better preliminary records will meet teams with poorer records. All teams are guaranteed four rounds of quick recall.  Match rules will follow Governor’s Cup guidelines.

 

Future Problem Solving Procedures

This year we plan to include FPS as part of our tournament.  Teams competing in FPS must register before the deadline.  Each school is limited to one FPS team to allow for processing and scoring of booklets.  On Monday December 3, 2018, the FPS future scene will be e-mailed to all teams competing.  Each school will hold a 2 hour FPS session on Monday or Tuesday.  Then each school will scan and email or fax booklets to ECMS by 11:00 a.m. CST Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  Our FPS coordinator will then collect the booklets, prepare them for scoring, and send booklets to schools to be scored.  Each school will be responsible for scoring booklets other than their own.  Scoresheets will then be faxed or scanned and emailed to ECMS where the scores will be recorded in ASAP.  We would like to have the scores by 8:00 p.m. CST Friday, December 7, 2018, but will accept them until 9:00 a.m. CST on December 10, 2018.

 

English Composition Procedures

We will offer English composition.  Any school with students entering English composition must furnish a reader/grader. On Monday December 3, 2018, the composition prompt will be e-mailed to all teams competing.  Each school will hold a 90 minute session on Monday or Tuesday.  Then each school will scan and email or fax the composition sheets to ECMS by 11:00 a.m. CST Wednesday, December 5, 2018.  Our composition coordinator will then collect the composition sheets, prepare them for scoring, and send compositions to schools to be scored.  Each school will be responsible for scoring composition pieces other than their own.  Scoresheets will then be faxed or scanned and emailed to ECMS where the scores will be recorded in ASAP.  We would like to have the scores by 8:00 p.m. CST Friday, December 7, 2018, but will accept them until 9:00 a.m. CST on December 8, 2018.

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