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WUHSAC XXV (02/18/2023)

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WUHSAC XXV (02/18/2023)

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The Washington University Quiz Bowl team is excited to announce the twenty-fifth annual WUHSAC, to be held at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, February 18th, 2023.

My name is Jacob O’Rourke, and I'll serve as co-tournament director for this year's tournament with WUSTL team president Mia Bloss. This tournament will be a mirror of the DART III set. We are looking forward to a tournament that will celebrate the awesome teams and students playing in the event as well as our two decades of hosting the best and brightest of Missouri and nearby states!

COVID policies will be announced closer to the tournament date, but you can expect them to be similar to the policies of the university.

To sign your team up for WUHSAC XXV, please fill out this registration form. Teams will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. The field will be updated online at moquizbowl.com and hsquizbowl.org as registrations are received. If the field fills up before you can sign up, please allow us to waitlist you as well; in such a large field, there is an appreciable chance that one or more teams will cancel. I will be setting the initial cap at 48 teams, with the possibility that we will expand depending on staffing constraints.

WUHSAC's general rules will be similar to last year.

Rules
•20 tossups and bonuses per game
•no computational math
•20 point powers
•NO bouncebacks on bonuses.
•We will be using negs.

Format
•48-team field with the possibility that this might expand
•Bracketed round robin prelims
•Re-bracketed round robin playoffs

Fees for the tournament will be as follows:
•$10 per school plus $65 per team
•-$10 per buzzer system
•-$15 per experienced staff volunteer

Information regarding the set distribution for DART III can be found at this link: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=26197

I'd like to ask everyone interested in providing staff to let me know the name of the staffer as soon as possible and if that person would rather scorekeep or is good to read. Keeping track of staff for a tournament of this size will be almost as big a deal as keeping track of the field in preparation for the event. Thank you very much for your help!

As in previous years, we expect that some number of top-finishing teams at WUHSAC XXV will be invited to this year's PACE National Scholastics Championship. I will be updating the post when I find out the date and location. We hope WUHSAC will provide a useful opportunity for teams and staffers to visit and become familiar with a format similar to that of NSC beforehand (albeit NSC uses bouncebacks). A link to the 2023 NSC can be found here (to be updated once the NSC announcement for 2023 is posted):



In addition there will be a separate award for the top small school at the event, modifying slightly the rule used at the PACE NSC. There will also be an award if 4 or more teams qualify for the top JV team per the PACE definition. The definitions to qualify for each award are below:

"A JV team consists of players in 10th grade or below…”

A “small school” is a school with fewer than 600 students in 10th through 12th grades that is a public school and has a non-selective admission policy (non-selective is not the same as non-magnet; schools from systems where every school is a specialized center and students may choose to attend any are eligible)."

If you have any further questions, please e-mail me or reply here. We look forward to you all attending WUHSAC XXV!

Sincerely,

Jacob O’Rourke
Co-Tournament Director, WUHSAC XXV
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Re: WUHSAC XXV (02/18/2023)

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Field (48/48):
-Glendale [2 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Sullivan [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Parkway North [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Francis Howell [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-St. Joseph Central [2 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Mexico [1 team, 0 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Warrenton [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Rockhurst [2 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Hannibal [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Parkview [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Priory [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Hallsville [2 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Eldon [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Lindbergh [3 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Kickapoo [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Centralia [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 2 staffers]
-Fair Grove [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Calvary Lutheran [1 team, 0 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Clayton [1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Hillcrest [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-College Heights Christian [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 2 staffers]
-Rolla [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Savannah [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Helias [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Farmington [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Washington [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Parkway West [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-CIS [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Lutheran-St. Charles [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Greenwood Lab [1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Ladue [1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]

Waitlist:
-Ladue B
-Hannibal B
-Bayless A
-Bayless B
-STL Patriots
-Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau)
-Troy Buchanan A
-Troy Buchanan B
-Webster Groves
-Westminster (GA) A
-Westminster (GA) B
-Parkway Central
-Houston
-Montgomery County
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Re: WUHSAC XXV (02/18/2023)

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The initial 48 team cap has been reached, and we've started a waitlist! Please continue to register for the waitlist, as we're willing to expand based on the number of teams we have and the staff numbers we get.

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