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Nov 11- Clever Invitational

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Nov 11- Clever Invitational

Post by Reklaw »


Clever HS will be hosting its 9th annual Clever High School Invitational Scholar Bowl tournament on November 11, 2023. The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format and we will be utilizing Powers for early buzzing. We will NOT be using bouncebacks on bonus questions or negative points for wrong answers (negs). This tournament will be in-person, at Clever High School.

We will use question set IS-222 from National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT). This set is (at the time of posting) being used in Missouri by Sullivan HS on 11/18 and Lee Summit West on 1/13. Please double check no other tournament you attend is using this set before entering. You can find free sample questions at http://www.naqt.com.

We are currently capping the field at 30 teams. The field can expand if there is more interest and more importantly staff. Last year we were able to accommodate 42 teams thanks to a wonder pool of staffers and helpers, and I would love to host that size again.

Prices are:

- $70 per team

- Fully functional buzzer systems are a $5 discount (must work for 8 players, limit 2 discounts per team). Preference given to those whose systems require the moderator to reset buzzers.

- Providing an experienced moderator (reader) is a $10 discount. Please let us know about these well in advance. We reserve the right to refuse moderators.

-Providing an experienced scorekeeper is a $5 discount. Scorekeepers must be digitally proficient enough to work with a Google Sheets scorecard with limited training.

-$50 minimum per team.

Checkin will be at 8:30 and Matches will begin no later than 9:00 AM. There will be a lunch break around 12:00-12:30 PM. Our Math team is running our concession stand. They will likely order pizzas for teams in advance. I will have more information later. We hope to be done with regular play by 4:30 and all championships by 5:30 or 6 at the latest. We have a strong record of finishing early or on time.

Spots will be filled on a first come/first served basis. Rather than emailing me, please use the NAQT registration system. This is currently capped at 2 teams per school, but I will open registrations to more teams a couple weeks before the event.

Your team will be registered if NAQT’s system says you’re registered. If you sign up to bring staffers, please send me an email with the information of your staffers. Those who can provide experienced staffers are likely to gain priority over those just bringing teams on the waiting list. I reserve the right to cancel any discounts up until the event is attended. Invoices are not final until after the event and offered discounts are finalized.

I plan on awarding trophy/plaques to the top 2 teams, and individual medals for the top 10 scorers of the morning sessions. Currently, this is scheduled at the High School off of Mo-14. Feel free to email me with any questions at walkers@cleverbluejays.org.

On a side note, if you are hosting a tournament we would gladly like information as we are looking to fill our season as well. If you are considering hosting, please feel free to ask me questions. If I don’t know the answer I have contacts who will.

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