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This tournament will be run using NAQT's Invitational Series set #179.
We will be giving out trophies to the top 4 teams, and if we have a large enough field of small schools, we will also give out an award to the top placing small school team using the definition NAQT uses for its traditional public division as found here:
The number of bids available for SSNCT will be contingent upon the number of entries. Teams eligible for SSNCT Open bids as defined in the above link may receive SSNCT bids based on performance from NAQT but are ineligible for the small school trophy at this event.
This tournament will be using a rule where each team can have a maximum of 6 players on their roster. If you have more than that, do not feel hesitant signing up an extra team so that every player gets more opportunities to participate in games.
The field will be capped at 24 teams. Spaces will be allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will form a waitlist, and if teams drop, we will proceed down the list in order. If the field fills, then we will be able to guarantee you a 10 game schedule, which we are very excited to offer your team to allow them to get increased early season playing time. Also, the top 15% of teams will qualify for the 2019 NAQT High School National Championships in Atlanta. Additionally, the top teams will qualify for the 2019 PACE National Scholastics Championship, with details to be announced later. We anticipate receiving platinum status which would qualify the top 25% of the field.
We hope to expand the field, but we're setting a 24 team cap until we're sure we have enough staff to host a larger event.
Fee per team: $70
Buzzer system discount*: -$5 per system per team, up to $20 off.
Staffer discounts: -$5 per team that brings a scorekeeper, and -$15 for each experienced moderator a team brings. This can be a coach, parent, or any other person attending who isn’t playing. We will provide the scorekeeper with a lunch. For both the staff discounts, we need to know about your plans to bring staff before the tournament, and we reserve the right to not take you up on your staff and their discount.
To register your team, please contact me at email@example.com with your school name, along with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you plan on bringing. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. We will email all of the coaches to ask for rosters around a month before the tournament.
We hope to see you on October 20th for what should be an excellent tournament! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 MFAT Tournament Director
Louisiana (ss) (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Pilot Grove (ss) (1 teams, 1 buzzer)
Calvary Lutheran (1 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator)
St. Plus X (3 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 scorekeeper)
Warrenton (1 team)
Moberly (ss) (1 team)
Fort Osage (3 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 mod, 1 scorekeeper)
Mexico (1 team, ? Staff)
Helias (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Hickman (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Smith Cotton (1 team, 1 buzzer)
St. Charles Lutheran (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 mod)
Christian (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Ladue (3 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 mod)
Jefferson City (1 team, ? Staff and buzzers)
Thank you so much for attending the eleventh Mizzou Fall Academic Tournament! I appreciate you all for your play, your patience, and your passion for what we do! You're all winners!
Ladue A beat Ladue B 435 to 240 in the final to claim their seventh title at this event. Louisiana claimed third place and the small school title over Moberly. Full stats are available here:
Bids for HSNCT, SSNCT and PACE will be confirmed and sent to appropriate teams upon confirmation by the respective bodies.
Ok time to give some thanks:
Jeffrey M Hill, Jacob Bryce O'Rourke, Kyle Hill, Josh Malecki, Mickala, Tessa, Martin Oyalo, Max Ryle, Sheila, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, Chris, Zachary, Ginger King Luetkemeyer, Ethan, Jonah Krueger, Dinis Trindade, Huzaifa, and the incredible incredible Alexander Harmata
Thank you. I'm not half the director I can be without them as my staff and you all rock. Y'all are the pulse of this MFAT and it was great to be here with you in this.
Thank you all for coming in on this experience. I look forward to many more Saturdays together soon doing this great game we love.
Tournament Director, MFAT XI