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I, Jacob O’Rourke, my co-director, Michael Powers, and the Washington University Quiz Bowl team are pleased to announce that Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a fall invitational tournament on November 9, 2019. We will be using the WAIT set, information about which can be found here.
Logistics information will be made available once the semester begins. This tournament will be seeking to be a qualifier for the 2020 PACE NSC.
The fee structure is:
Base Fee: $70 per first team from a school, $60 per each subsequent team from a school.
Staffer Discount: $15 per staffer.
Working Buzzer Discount: $5 per buzzer (your system must allow for 8 people to play at any one time for us to use it for the discount).
Our preferred method of payment is a check made out to “Washington University Quiz Bowl.” We’ll also accept cash on the day of the tournament as well.
This tournament’s field will be initially capped at 36 teams. After the initial field fills, we will expand the field by 4 teams (so first we will expand to 40; then to 44, although it depends on our staffing situation) until reaching a final field of 48 teams.
We are allowing for direct entry for the first three teams from a school. A school’s first three teams will have priority on the waitlist, ahead of any further (D and so on) teams from a school. Any further teams (example: D or E teams) will be placed on a separate waitlist and allowed into the field 10 days before the tournament date, pending available space in the field (so you will know by October 30th).
We will be limiting a team’s roster to a maximum of 6 players; schools are encouraged to bring junior varsity or “B” or “C” teams to compete. Rosters will be submitted in advance, but won’t be finalized until during check-in the morning of the tournament. Players may not change teams during the tournament.
To register, simply email myself (Jacob O'Rourke) at email@example.com and tell me how many teams, buzzers and staffers your school will be bringing, along with (at some point before the tournament) a day-of contact number.
I look forward to seeing everybody on November 9th!
-Eureka [1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Carbondale (IL) [4 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Ladue [4 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Webster Groves [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Helias [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Orchard Farm [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Oakville [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-STL Patriots [1 team, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Collinsville (IL) [1 team, 0 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Hannibal [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-CBC [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-John Burroughs [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Miami Valley (OH) [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Edwards County (IL) [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-O'Fallon (IL) [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Parkway Central [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Woodford County (KY) [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-University Lab (IL) [2 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Christian [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Rockford Auburn (IL) [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Priory [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Centennial (IL) [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Parkway West [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
Congratulations to University Lab A, who defeated Miami Valley 425-345 in the first game of an advantage final to win the tournament. Woodford County defeated the St. Louis Patriots 445-245 to secure third place.
I announced this at the tournament opening meeting, but I should also announce it here: this was my last time directing this tournament. I've enjoyed seeing this tournament grow into a great event for teams throughout the Midwest, but I still have a lot of growing to do, and 5 years is long enough as the director of one tournament. I'm honored to announce that this event will be directed for the forseeable future by my Co-TD this year, Michael Powers.
Full stats for the day can be found here.
Thanks for attending, and I look forward to seeing you all compete at some further point this season.