Congratulations to the state champions!
Congratulations to Exeter in Class 1, College Heights Christian in Class 2, John Burroughs in Class 3, and Ladue in Class 4!MSHSAA State results/all-state teams • State discussion thread
CIS A ties for 13th, the best finish ever by a Missouri team at Middle School Nationals! • Free packets for study/practice
The tournament will feature both an academic and a trash component, details of which are below.
The academic tournament will be using the IMSANITY set.
We will be using the Ottawa Hybrid set for the trash tournament.
To register, please e-mail me at email@example.com. Please indicate the following information:
1/ The Number of teams you will be bringing.
2/ The Number of buzzers you will be bringing.
3/ The number of players you will have, as well as their names.
4/ The number of staff (moderators and scorekeepers) you will be bringing.
Please register separate teams for both events and let me know if staffers will only be staffing one or the other event.
Please form up and register a team before the event.
Base Fee: $20 per player on your team.
There's also a $4 per person charge if you want pizza (please pay this in cash)
Buzzer Discount: -$10 per working buzzer
Moderator Discount: -$10 per moderator
Scorekeeper Discount: -$5 per scorekeeper
Minimum Fee: $20.
We are, of course, willing to make accommodations if a team has trouble paying and wishes to arrange a payment plan, etc.
Please make checks out to "Washington University Academic Team;" we can also take cash payments but greatly prefer payments by check.
Anyone can play this on any team. We would greatly prefer if you don't form “super-teams” for this tournament, given the nature of the field and the level of the questions.
This tournament will be held at Washington University in St. Louis, in the Danforth University Center (Building 28 here).
The building address is:
6453 Forsyth Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63130
Parking is plentiful.
We will begin at 9:00 in room DUC 234. Please show up by 8:30 for this tournament, or get in touch with me if you know you can't make it on time. Once you register, I'll send you a confirmation with my phone number for contact purposes.
We expect to finish the academic tournament before 4:00 PM, at which point we will have dinner and begin the trash tournament, hopefully within half an hour. We will end the tournament by 8:00 PM (which is when the building closes).
Our precise schedule depends on how many teams we will have in attendance and will be finalized a few days beforehand. I plan on targeting 8-10 games (preferably closer to 10) and ending before 4:00 PM to give us adequate time for the trash tournament.
In order to maximize the amount of time available for Quiz Bowl, we will be ordering pizza for consumption between the academic and trash tournaments. As mentioned above, pizza is $4 per person.
For the trash tournament, we will try to get through as many rounds as possible before the building closes at 8:00 PM; an exact schedule will be also determined once we know how many teams will be playing.
Malkot ha Makolet (Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, Jared Lockwood, Adam Sperber)
The Maimed Kings (Ben Zhang, Jacob O'Rourke, Jeffrey Wang, Patrick Naughton)
Easy Street (Michael Menkhus, Andrew Ludwig, Brandon Daake, Sean Phillips)
Kingdom of Callaway (Alex Dzurick, Dylan Randolph, Clara Wright, Ella Wright)
The Quick Happy Death of Ernest Hemingway (Alec Krueger, Victoria Likeum, Jim Gorman)
Dekalbastan (Danielle Long, Franz Varga, Elissa Pape, Annie Ray)
The Purple Potato Eaters (Alec Krueger, Victoria Likeum, Jim Gorman, Elissa Pape)
Clever Team Name (Danielle Long, Franz Varga, Nick Bergeon)
Pecan Sandies (Michael Menkhus, Andrew Ludwig)
Unnamed (Ben Zhang, Sean Phillips, Itamar Naveh Benjamin, and Andy Walz)
Straight Outta Compton Scattering (Jacob O'Rourke, David Dennis)
Trochaic Tetrad (Alex Dzurick, Jared Lockwood, Dylan Randolph, Adam Sperber)
Also, if some of the teams of 1 and 2 could combine to help with our staffing situation, that would be appreciated.
We still have one opening for the academic tournament, or more openings if teams bring additional staff.
I still don't know the final schedule yet, since the number of teams for the academic tournament is still in flux. If we have 6 teams, we will have a double round robin and advantaged final (10 games guaranteed). If we have 7 teams, we will have a round robin, followed by a split into a pool of 4 and a pool of 3. Teams will play a round robin within their playoff pools (9 games guaranteed for the top pool, 8 for the bottom).
For the hybrid tournament, we unfortunately seem to have lost our third staffer, so we're going to have to have a 7 team round robin with bye teams staffing on their bye rounds. If we can get a third staffer, then we will simply have a 6 team round robin, with the possibility of additional games if we have more time.
Along those lines, if you're available for the hybrid tournament, we would be extremely grateful if you can staff.
I will send out schedules, invoices, and other information once I get a final confirmation of some team compositions; I plan for that to happen by tomorrow afternoon. If you have any questions in the interim, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, I'm going to authorize one team of 5 for the hybrid tournament. I'm doing so since I want to make sure everyone who's signed up gets to play, and I can't think of any compelling reason against the idea. If anyone has one, they're welcome to let me know.
There was a three way tie for 1st in the Hybrid tournament between Unnamed (Ben Zhang, Sean Phillips, Itamar Naveh Benjamin, and Andy Walz), Trochaic Tetrad (Alex Dzurick, Jared Lockwood, Dylan Randolph, Adam Sperber), and Straight Outta Compton Scattering (Jacob O'Rourke and David Dennis). Unnamed won by PPG. Jacob O'Rourke was the top scorer with 70 PPG.
Thank you to everyone who attended! Thank you also to everyone who staffed (Nick Bergeon, Kisan Thakkar, and especially Gordon Arsenoff and Marshall Mullins, who staffed all 15 rounds)! We couldn't have done it without you.