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East Central College Novice (FRANC) 10/21 
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Post East Central College Novice (FRANC) 10/21
I am happy to announce the first-ever East Central College Early Season Invitational on October 21st, 2017. The working title for this is the Franklin Regional Academic Novice Challenge, or FRANC. It will be held in the Fine Arts building of East Central College in Union, MO.

The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. We will be using “Powers,” or 15 points for an early correct answer, but we will NOT be using “Negs” or “Interrupts” (-5 for early incorrect answers) Bonuses will be three parts, but will not rebound.

There are two targets for this tournament’s field:
1 - For developing teams to get a chance to play on a good easier-than-regular-difficulty set early in the year.
2 - For established teams and larger schools to give their younger players a chance to get acclimated to the high school quiz bowl canon.

To these goals:
- All Freshmen are eligible to play.
- All Sophomores can play, unless they averaged more than 12 points per game at either the NAQT HSNCT, SSNCT, or PACE National Championships last year.
- All Juniors can play, unless they
1) averaged more than 10 points per game at either the NAQT HSNCT, SSNCT, or PACE National Championships last year, or
2) averaged over 5 tossups a game at MSHSAA State last year.
- All Seniors can play unless they
1) averaged more than 7 points per game at either the NAQT HSNCT, SSNCT, or PACE National Championships last year, or
2) averaged over 3 tossups a game at MSHSAA State last year.
- Any player who has represented Missouri at the HSAPQ NASAT event is also ineligible.

If you did not attend a National tournament last year, or go to State Finals, then you are probably free to bring anyone on your roster.
For the other teams, the restrictions are set up as a sliding scale meant to favor your younger players.
While there are large schools who did not attend any of those events, we ask that most Class 4 schools please consider the spirit of this event as a building ground tournament for your JV Squad.

We are restricting team rosters to 6 players. If you have more players, feel free to sign them up for a second team.
We are interested in bringing more schools to this event, so C teams will automatically be placed on the waitlist.

The tournament will use the SOLON set of questions by members of the Dublin Scioto and Olentangy Liberty (OH) schools. It is edited by Tyler Benedict of Miami Valley HS (OH), who is collaborating with our WHAQ II set for our full HS tournament in December, so I’m very familiar with his work. It is written as an introduction to quiz bowl for new teams and players. What I have seen as far as a sample packet seems to fit that definition very well. You can read more about the set here.

We are currently capping the field at 18 teams. I am unsure about the availability of more rooms, so expansion of the field may prove difficult.

Prices are:-
$60 for the first team from a school, $50 for each additional team. (B, C, D, etc.)
- Fully functional buzzer systems are a $5 discount (must work for 8 players,
limit 2 per team)
- Providing an experienced moderator (reader) is a $15 discount. Please
let us know about these well in advance. We reserve the right to refuse moderators.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, the first matches will take place at 9:00 AM, and there will be a lunch break around 12 PM. Most teams should be done by 4 PM.

Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Rather than emailing me, please use this form to register. You are not registered until you receive a confirmation email from the tournament director.

Teams placing 1st-3rd will receive a trophy. There are prizes for the top 10 individual scorers from prelims.

If you have any other questions, my email is david.dennis at washington.k12.mo.us, and my phone is 314-239-2640.


Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:43 am
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Post Re: East Central College Novice (FRANC) 10/21
Hey David -- the registration form links to WHIT III. I didn't realize that until I submitted my form (we were going to sign up for that anyway). Thanks.


Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:48 am
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Post Re: East Central College Novice (FRANC) 10/21
Yep, I caught it myself just a second ago. It's fixed now. I blame lack of coffee.


Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:49 am
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Post Re: East Central College Novice (FRANC) 10/21
Field(16/18)
Washington - 2
Hermann - 2
Wellsville
St. James
Cuba
Rolla
Warrenton
Parkway Central
Eureka
Sullivan-2
Christian
Owensville - 2

Buzzers(14/9)
Washington - 4
Hermann
St. James
Cuba
Rolla
Parkway Central
Eureka
Sullivan - 2
Christian
Owensville - 2

Staff
Washington
St. James
Cuba
Sullivan


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