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Oakville GSAC (January 21, 2017)

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Oakville GSAC (January 21, 2017)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:03 pm

Hello all,

Oakville Senior High School (Address: 5557 Milburn Road, St. Louis, MO, 63129) will be hosting a mirror of GSAC, a housewritten tournament produced by Maggie Walker Governor's School (VA), on January 21, 2017.

Each round will consist of 20 tossup questions with 20 3-part bonuses should a team answer a tossup correctly. Tossups will be worth 10 points, with 5-point negs for incorrect interrupts. There will be no powers at this tournament.

This tournament will also be using a rule where a single team can have no more than six players on a team. If you have more than six players, please do not feel hesitant about signing up a second or even third team! The extra playing time will be an invaluable experience for your novice players!

Fee Structure

First team from a school: $65
Every subsequent team from a school: $60
Buzzer Discount: $5 per system
Staffer Discount: $10 per staffer
Minimum Fee: $25 per team

We will be capping the field at 18 teams at the moment; however, if we have enough staff, we will expand the field to 24 teams. If you are interested in staffing, we will be offering a stipend to moderators not affiliated with a competing team.

This tournament will be affiliated with the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance (, an organization dedicated to promoting high quality quiz bowl throughout the state of Missouri.

Since there are no viable lunch options within walking distance of Oakville Senior High School, we will be ordering pizza at a minimal cost (pepperoni/cheese) for all players and coaches. Lunch is free for all staffers.

Registering teams should email me at ( their signup information and any questions.

We hope to see you in January!

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Re: Oakville GSAC (January 21, 2017)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:21 pm

Current field (24 teams):

DeSmet (2)
Hannibal (2)
Orchard Farm (3)
Parkway Central
Rolla (2)
St. James
Crystal City
Kickapoo (2)
Washington (2)
Francis Howell (2)

Current staff:
Emily Brasher
Kevin Stockmann
Amy Sternke
Sean Phillips
Peter Kahn
Michelle Auxier
Sara Young
Brandon Daake
Angela Odom
David Dennis
Joel Doepker
Sean Wheeler
Kristin Pierce/Christina Whelehon- Stats

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Re: Oakville GSAC (January 21, 2017)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:23 pm

Congratulations to for Washington A placing first, Washington B for placing second, and Eureka for placing third.

PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded Oakville High School GSAC Varsity, gold certification. This means that the top 20% of teams in this tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer), or top five teams, qualified for the PACE national high school quiz bowl championship, the PACE NSC on the weekend of June 10th-11th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare outside of Chicago:

Washington A, Washington B, Hannibal A, Eureka, and Francis Howell.

Link to Prelims: ... s/prelims/
Link to Playoffs: ... /playoffs/
Link to Superplayoffs: ... _playoffs/
Link to Combined Stats: ... /combined/

Special thanks to David Dennis, Kevin Stockmann, Jacob O'Rourke, Sean Phillips, Emily Brasher, Kristin Pierce, Peter Kahn, Angela Odom, Amy Sternke, Sean Wheeler, Mike Menendez, Sara Young, and Joel Doepker for helping staff this tournament.

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