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Fort Osage Novice Tournament III - Jan. 27th, 2018

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Fort Osage Novice Tournament III - Jan. 27th, 2018

Post by FortOsageScholarBowl » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:40 pm

Fort Osage High School will be hosting its 3rd Novice tournament with a housewritten set, the FONS (Fort Osage Novice Set) III. This was a summer school collaborative set created by the Fort Osage Varsity/JV teams. This set is a 20 tossup/20 bonus, National-type set. The set is powermarked, so there is 15 points available for an early, correct buzz. To promote play for inexperienced players, there will be no “negs” for an incorrect early buzz. The set has a question breakdown as follows:

4/4 Literature
4/4 History/Social Studies
3/3 Science
3/3 Geography
2/2 Fine Arts
2/2 Religion/Mythology
1/1 Non-computational Math
1/1 Current Events
1/1 Trash (pop culture, sports, etc.)

(Note: There is only 20 bonuses per round, so a Literature OR Hist/SS bonus will be left off)

We will divide the field into preliminary pools that will each play a round robin in the morning, after which all teams will be rebracketed into playoff and consolation pools for the afternoon. After the playoffs, the top teams could play a one or two game championship final depending on playoff standings. All teams will be guaranteed approximately 9 matches throughout the day. Round 1 will begin by 9 AM, and we anticipate finishing the afternoon rounds around 4 PM, with the top two or three teams potentially playing one or two more matches after that (as described below), which should end no later than 5:15 PM. In order to provide the best experience and maximum playing time to all participants, teams are expected to play ALL of their scheduled matches. Please be sure that you fully understand the time frame before registering.

After every team in the final championship pool has played every other championship team once, the teams will be ranked by record against the other championship teams only. We believe that any team in the championship pool with fewer than two losses against the other championship teams should still have an opportunity to win the tournament. If there are multiple championship teams with fewer than two losses, up to two more rounds will be played until there is only one team remaining with fewer than two losses. If at least one team wants to play these additional matches, any other team that chooses not to play will forfeit any additional matches they would be scheduled to play and will automatically be ranked below all involved teams that stay. We will only skip an advantaged final or use statistical tiebreakers to determine first place if all involved teams unanimously agree to do so, if round 6 must be scheduled to start later than 1:30 PM due to rounds running slower than expected, or if the tournament must be shortened due to inclement weather. Ties for trophy spots between teams with two or more losses, including all ties for trophies other than first place, will be broken by points per game against other championship teams.

We will be limiting teams to a maximum of 6 players, so if you have more players, we encourage you to sign up more than one team. We will begin by limiting the field to 18 teams, but further expansion is unlikely . There are very few Novice tournaments available after November, so we would love to have you. This set is intended for Novice players, so these grade level requirements apply:

Grade Level requirements:
Freshmen: ALL Freshmen can play
Sophomores: No sophomore that played at the 2017 PACE NSC OR 2017 NAQT HSNCT or 2017 SSNCT national tournaments is eligible
Juniors: A junior can play if it is their first year in Scholar Bowl
Seniors: NO Seniors can play

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Base fee (first team from each school): $65
Second or subsequent teams: $60
Travel discount (100 miles or more one way): -$10
Buzzer discount (must work for 8 players, limit 2 per school): -$5
Staffing discount (discretion of tournament director): TBD

To register, please e-mail me to reserve your spot.

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Re: Fort Osage Novice Tournament III - Jan. 27th, 2018

Post by FortOsageScholarBowl » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:44 pm

Field: 14

St. Pius X (2)
Belton (2)
NKC (2)
Calhoun (1)
Truman (2)
Wm. Chrisman (1)
Lakeland (1)
North Andrew (1)
Lee's Summit HS (1)
LS West (1)

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