[originally posted by Dwight Wynne]
The UCI College Bowl Club is pleased to announce the return of CBCT, our annual fall high school tournament. This will be our tenth incarnation.
When and Where: This tournament will take place on Saturday, October 23 at UCI’s campus. We anticipate the tournament being in Humanities Hall but will notify teams of any changes in room assignments. Teams should show up no later than 9:00 AM; we expect gameplay to begin no later than 9:30.
Format: We will be using HSAPQ’s fall invitational tournament set. The length, style, and difficulty of the questions are similar to last year’s HSAPQ Tourn-9 and Tourn-10, which can be freely downloaded (along with all of HSAPQ’s other sets from last year) here. We will be using ACF-style rules with 15-point powers. The major difference between these rules and rules for untimed NAQT is that players have 5 seconds to buzz in at the end of the tossup and 5 seconds to begin a response after buzzing in. Please contact me if you have any questions about HSAPQ or ACF-style rules.
We expect that the top 2 teams will qualify for the 2011 PACE NSC. Should we reach a field size of 20 teams, the top 4 teams would qualify for the 2011 PACE NSC. In the past this tournament has received PACE’s Gold Certification status; should we achieve that status again, the next two teams would also qualify.
Base Fee: $80 for the first team, $70 for subsequent teams
-$5 for each working buzzer
-$5 for each full-time scorekeeper (this function can be fulfilled by a coach or rotating fifth player who keeps official score in all games involving his or her team)
-$15 for each approved full-time moderator
-$5 per 100 miles traveled one-way (From your school to our school)
Minimum fee: $50 per team
New School Discount: Schools that have not attended a tournament at UCI in the past 3 years play for the minimum per-team fee.
Self-Sufficiency Discount: Schools that bring two teams, one working buzzer, and one approved moderator pay $90 total for those two teams. As this is below the per-team minimum fee, no other discounts apply towards those two teams, but additional discounts may be counted for third and subsequent teams.
Payment should be brought to the tournament and can be in cash or by personal or organizational check. Checks should be made out to “College Bowl Club at UCI.” If you cannot bring payment with you to the tournament, or wish to mail a check in advance, please contact the tournament directors prior to the tournament. Failure to pay the day
of the tournament, or make other arrangements prior to the tournament, may result in a late fee of $10.
The tournament directors are Kevin Nuno (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dwight Wynne (email@example.com). To register, e-mail both directors with your school’s name, coach (or representative) name and e-mail address, the number of teams you would like to bring, and any applicable discounts you plan to take advantage of. We have capped the tournament at 14 teams, but expect to have the room space to accommodate up to 24 teams, buzzers and moderators permitting.
Updates will be primarily through the SoCalHSQuizbowl google group. This announcement will also be publicly viewable on socalquizbowl.org. Please contact the tournament directors if you have any questions.