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KY Quiz Bowl Alliance MG State Tourney 4/15/2017

Kentucky Quiz Bowl Alliance 3rd Annual Middle School State Tournament

Full details:

Register at:

When: April 15, 2017 / Registration @ 9:00am EST :: Play begins @ 10:00am EST (This is three weeks before Derby, so it should be the weekend BEFORE Thunder Over Louisville.)
Where: Noe Middle School :: 121 W Lee Street / Louisville KY 40208
Question Set: NAQT MS-22

Who may participate: ANYONE may participate, provided you are a team from a Kentucky middle school.

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 both of our previous tournaments, all teams played 9 games.

We will be playing with NAQT’s standard rules, scoring, and timing, with the sole exception of untimed halves.

Awards: The top 4 teams will receive trophies recognizing their achievement. The top scoring individual players will receive All-Star certificates and book prizes. Teams that finish in the top 15% of the field (including ties) will qualify for NAQT’s Middle School National Championship Tournament.

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: -$15 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, 2013 and January 1, 2017 automatically qualifies for the minimum fee of $40 per team. (**I am unsure why the online system says the minimum fee for new teams is $0; this is incorrect and I will fix it when I can. All “new to quiz bowl” teams register for $40, flat fee.**)

Registration: This year, we are using NAQT’s online registration system for our tournament. You can register for the tournament as well as see the current field and fee list, at (the registration link is below the field cap info).

You’ll need to use your account to register for this event; if you don’t have an NAQT user account, creating one is free, easy, and only takes about 2-3 minutes. If you encounter any difficulty or have any questions/concerns about this, please let me know.

(Regarding the “Rosters” section on the registration page, if you don’t know your rosters yet, that’s perfectly fine! You can change those at any time up to and including the morning of the tournament. )

If you already know you would be interested in bringing C/D teams should there be space, please feel free to go ahead and sign your C/D teams up as STANDBY TEAMS (the Standby team registration link is right below the regular registration link, where it says “Sign up a standby team”). If space remains in the field after March 15, I’ll go ahead and move those teams into the normal field.

Questions/Further Info: If you have any questions, please feel free to email the tournament director at

Edmonson Wildcat Challenge (MG) – 11/12/2016

4th Annual Wildcat Challenge

 Where: Edmonson County High School, 220 Wildcat Way, Brownsville, KY 42210

When: November 12, 2016—Registration is from 7:00 to 8:00 AM CST

Cost: $75.00 per team (Minimum fee of $50 per team)

Our tournament is a qualifier for the 2017 MIDDLE SCHOOL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT in DALLAS, TX May 13, 2017. The TOP 15% of our field will be invited to the MSNCT. Last year we were also a qualifier for the Questions Unlimited National Academic Championship. We will have pool play in the morning; the results will be used for seeding in the playoff rounds. The exact format will depend on the number of teams that register, but all teams will be guaranteed five games. We will be using an NAQT Middle School series (MS-19) set of questions. All participating teams will get a complete copy of the set of questions used for the tournament. Registration will begin at 7:00 AM CST with matches beginning at 8:30 AM CST. Match rules will follow a modified NAQT format. For more information contact Please register here:


Edmonson County Holiday Classic (MG) – 12/10/2016

2016 ECMS Holiday Classic Academic Tournament

  • Where: Edmonson County Middle School, 210 Wildcat Way, Brownsville, KY 42210.
  • When:  December 10, 2016—Registration is from 7:00 to 8:00 AM CST
  • Cost:      $75.00 per team or $100.00 for teams competing in FPS.
  • Format: KAAC format including written assessment, quick recall, and FPS.

For more information and/or to register visit or email


Rotary Tournament – Madisonville – 1/14/17

Rotary International

Academic Challenge

Saturday January 14, 2017

At Madisonville North Hopkins High School

Sponsored by: Madisonville Rotary Club, Hancock Bank, and Madisonville North Hopkins High School.

We will be using NAQT questions. Set number is IS-162

Entries will be limited to the first 36 teams. Entry fee is $60 for the first team and $50 for each additional team.

Entry deadline is Friday January 6, 2017

All teams will be guaranteed a minimum of 10 rounds with 20 tossups and 20 bonuses available per round.

Each team will be given 5 T-shirts, we asked that you give us a list of sizes with your entries.

Lunch items will be available for purchase during the lunch break.  We ask that all teams stay on campus during lunch break to help maintain a smooth flow for the competition.

We would greatly appreciate it if all teams would bring a buzzer system with them since we are planning to have 18 rooms in use for all rounds.


8:30 – Coaches Meeting

9:00 – 1st Round begins.  The remaining Preliminary Rounds will follow as quickly as possible.

Lunch Break will follow the Preliminary Rounds

The top 32 from the morning rounds, based on 1) record and 2) total points, will compete for the Championship.  All remaining teams will be placed in an afternoon round robin.  We will follow NAQT rules with the exception of not penalizing for early wrong answers (negs).  We will still reward for powers.

If you have any questions about the meet, you can contact the following:

We look forward to having a great turnout and a great tournament.


Remember entry deadline is Friday January 6, 2017

Registration Form

School Name ___________________________________________

A-team                                             _______ X $60              $60

Number of additional teams          _______ X $50         _______

Total Cost                                                                          _______

Make checks payable to MNHHS Academic Team

Coach’s e-mail Address __________________________

Coach’s Cell Phone Number ______________________

List T-Shirt sizes requested. (5 per Team entered)


Return form and payment to:

Virginia Hougland

Madisonville North Hopkins High School

4515 Hanson Road

Madisonville, Ky. 42431

Dunbar Bulldog Tournament 11/5/2016

The Dunbar Academic Team will be hosting a tournament for middle school teams (grades 6-8) as well as JV high school teams (grades 9-10) on November 5, 2016. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM, the team meeting for the tournament will begin at 8:40, and tournament play will begin at 9:00. Thirushan Wignakumar will be acting as tournament director.

The cost for the tournament is $60 per team. You can pay on the day of the tournament or send it in beforehand to: PL Dunbar High School, 1600 Man O’ War Blvd, Lexington, KY 40513. Please make all checks payable to Paul Laurence Dunbar Attn: Academic Team.

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

We will be using NAQT 161A throughout the day. Worksheets will be house-written.

All teams will play five rounds round- robin style in the morning. Based off their morning performance, all teams will be re-bracketed and matched with teams with similar records.

If you have any other questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Thirushan Wignakumar at or Susan Magedanz at

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