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Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:01 pm

Hello all,

Oakville Senior High School (Address: 5557 Milburn Road, St. Louis, MO, 63129) will be hosting a mirror of GSAC, a housewritten tournament produced by Maggie Walker Governor's School (VA), on February 27, 2016.

Each round will consist of 20 tossup questions with 20 3-part bonuses should a team answer a tossup correctly. Tossups will be worth 10 points, with 5-point negs for incorrect interrupts. There will be no powers at this tournament.

Question Distribution:
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World/Ancient)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 World, 1/1 Ancient/Modern (post-1945))
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual Art, 1/1 Music, 1/1 Other)
2/2 Religion, Mythology
1/1 Trash
.5/.5 Social Science
.5/.5 Philosophy
.5/.5 Geography
.5/.5 Current events and Civics

This tournament will also be using a rule where a single team can have no more than six players on a team. If you have more than six players, please do not feel hesitant about signing up a second or even third team! The extra playing time will be an invaluable experience for your novice players!

Fee Structure

First team from a school: $65
Every subsequent team from a school: $60
Buzzer Discount: $5 per system
Staffer Discount: $10 per staffer
Minimum Fee: $25 per team

We will be capping the field at 18 teams at the moment; however, if we have enough staff, we will expand the field to 24 teams.

This tournament will be affiliated with the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance (http://moqba.org), an organization dedicated to promoting high quality quizbowl throughout the state of Missouri.

Since there are no viable lunch options within walking distance of Oakville Senior High School, we will be ordering pizza at a minimal cost (pepperoni/cheese) for all players and coaches. Lunch is free for all staffers.

Registering teams should email me at (whelehonc@mehlvilleschooldistrict.net) their signup information and any questions.

We hope to see you in February!

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Wed Aug 26, 2015 12:33 pm

Current Field: (17/18) (updated 2/17)
DeSmet-2
Washington - 2
Orchard Farms- 2
Hannibal- 2
Eureka- 1
St. Paul Lutheran- 1
Northwest- 1
Webster Groves- 1
Mexico- 1
Francis Howell- 1
Lutheran St. Charles- 1
CBC- 1
Southwestern High School- 1

Waitlist:
New Bloomfield


Staff (8/9):
Sean Phillips
David Dennis
Kevin Stockmann
Peter Kahn
Kristin Pierce
Rick Sebacher
Michael Flandermeyer
Matt Chadbourne
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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:55 pm

Field is currently full. We are in desperate need of staffers for this event. If we are able to obtain enough staffers, we will look into expanding the field.

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by scphilli » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:09 pm

Christina, for clarity is that Liberty (KC) or Wentzville Liberty?

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by kstockman » Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:48 pm

OakvilleHSCoach wrote:Field is currently full. We are in desperate need of staffers for this event. If we are able to obtain enough staffers, we will look into expanding the field.
I can staff for you Christina.

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:27 am

scphilli wrote:Christina, for clarity is that Liberty (KC) or Wentzville Liberty?
Wentzville Liberty.

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:28 am

PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded this tournament platinum certification. This means that the top 25% of teams in this tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for the PACE NSC national high school quizbowl championship, on the weekend of June 4th-5th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare outside of Chicago.

Full details on the tournament qualification process can be found at our website at http://www.pace-nsc.org/2016-nsc-team-q ... uidelines/. Full details on the NSC itself can be found at http://www.pace-nsc.org/2016-pace-nsc/.

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by OakvilleHSCoach » Fri Feb 05, 2016 3:48 pm

Still looking for staffers. We currently have five staffers. Will pay a $30 stipend to moderators not affiliated with a school.

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by Piasa Coach » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:11 pm

Coach,
Southwestern H.S. (Piasa, Illinois) is interested if you have an opening in the field.
mhasquin@piasabirds.net

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by scphilli » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:10 pm

As always, another stellar event from one of the best coaches to work with and for, Christina Whelehon. I have nothing but the highest praise for you and your kids! It was a great day and I had a blast reading for so many young, cool, smart kids!

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by DeckardCain » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:04 pm

scphilli wrote:As always, another stellar event from one of the best coaches to work with and for, Christina Whelehon. I have nothing but the highest praise for you and your kids! It was a great day and I had a blast reading for so many young, cool, smart kids!
Seconding all of this. This was one of the smoothest tournaments I've been to all year; I can't even remember the last time I got to leave an event by 3:15. Glad to finally be able to make it to Oakville for a tournament.

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by yankees12071222 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:38 pm

DeckardCain wrote:
scphilli wrote:As always, another stellar event from one of the best coaches to work with and for, Christina Whelehon. I have nothing but the highest praise for you and your kids! It was a great day and I had a blast reading for so many young, cool, smart kids!
Seconding all of this. This was one of the smoothest tournaments I've been to all year; I can't even remember the last time I got to leave an event by 3:15. Glad to finally be able to make it to Oakville for a tournament.
Yes! This was perfect after two very, very, very long weekends in a row :)

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Re: Oakville GSAC (2/27/16)

Post by scphilli » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:17 pm

yankees12071222 wrote:
DeckardCain wrote:
scphilli wrote:As always, another stellar event from one of the best coaches to work with and for, Christina Whelehon. I have nothing but the highest praise for you and your kids! It was a great day and I had a blast reading for so many young, cool, smart kids!
Seconding all of this. This was one of the smoothest tournaments I've been to all year; I can't even remember the last time I got to leave an event by 3:15. Glad to finally be able to make it to Oakville for a tournament.
Yes! This was perfect after two very, very, very long weekends in a row :)
Kiddo I resemble that remark ;)

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