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On behalf of the Louisiana Academic Team, I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the inaugural iteration of the Louisiana EARly November Tournament (LEARNT) on the sixteenth of December, 2017 (12/16/2017). We will be using IS-170 for this tournament; this set is also being used at the Missouri Fall Academic Tournament as well as by the Gateway Athletic Conference, so make sure you do not share any of these tournaments in common.
Games will use the standard 20 tossup/bonus format. 15 point powers will be used for early correct answers and -5 point negs will be used (for incorrect interrupts before the end of the question and before the other team has buzzed). Bonus bouncebacks will be used. Math computation tossups will not be used and there will be one math computation bonus per round.
First team: $70
Second, third teams (and so on): $65
Functioning buzzer system: -$5
Functioning scorekeeper: -$5
Functioning + experienced moderator*: -$15
(*We reserve the right to deny offers for staff if already covered/not needed.)
To register, simply e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with how many teams, buzzer, and staffers you are bringing.
We're placing the initial field cap for this tournament at 18 teams. Expansion to 24 is highly unlikely, but possible.
We look forward to seeing you on December 16th!
North Shelby (2/1/0/0)
Also, here is a nifty map of northeast Missouri, with Louisiana highlighted. (I like to think of my town as the vertex of an isosceles triangle formed by itself, St. Louis, and Columbia, as the distances between Louisiana and both of those cities are both approximately an hour and thirty minutes).