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This tournament is open to all novice high school teams eligible for participation in MSHSAA-sanctioned Scholar Bowl events. This tournament defines novices as first- or second-year Scholar Bowl students who have not attended a national tournament. This does include the possibility of juniors and seniors. Team rosters may have up to six players for the day, with four players playing simultaneously.
We are committed to ensuring a safe and welcoming atmosphere for this tournament's competitors, coaches, staff, and spectators. In addition to all applicable MSHSAA and school sportsmanship and personal conduct policies, participants must abide by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence's Code of Conduct.
This tournament will use the MS-47, a regular-difficulty middle school set. The MS-47 set is currently planned for use as a possible conference set. You must ensure that your team has not previously played MS-47 and will not play MS-47 at any other mirror.
Games will consist of twenty tossups worth ten points each and three bonuses worth up to thirty points. Bonuses will rebound. This tournament will use 15-point “powers” for early correct buzzes on tossups. No -5 point “negs” will be assigned for early incorrect buzzes. In the event of a tied game after twenty tossup/bonus cycles, teams will hear tossups until the score changes (a correct answer ends the game immediately).
We intend to begin round 1 at approximately 8:30 AM Central. Registered teams should arrive around 7:30 AM for check-in, followed by an introductory meeting at 8:00 AM. A lunch break will follow five preliminary rounds, with all teams returning from lunch for championship or consolation games in the afternoon. All teams will be guaranteed nine games, and we anticipate most teams being done for the day at approximately 4:30 PM.
Base entry fee: $75 per team
Buzzer discount: $5 discount per working buzzer system. Each system must be fully functional for eight players.
Moderator discount: $10 discount per experienced moderator. We will reserve the right to choose our moderators.
The minimum fee after all discounts is $65.
Registration and Waitlist:
Tournament information, including a list of registered teams and current staff counts, will be updated regularly on the NAQT website. Please register using the following link (https://www.naqt.com/registration/field ... t_id=14660) and contact Seth Brummond (email@example.com) with any questions.
EDIT: This tournament is no longer supporting middle school play. We are intending to host a middle school tournament this Spring. Please email Seth if you are interested in this.