01/28 Cougar Clash IV

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Registered varsity high schools (12):

  • Belton (1)
  • Brandeis (2)
  • Clark (2)
  • John Jay (1)
  • LASA (3)
  • MacArthur (1)
  • Reagan (1)
  • St. Stephen’s (1)

Registered novice high schools (5):

  • Bishop (1)
  • Clark (1)
  • O’Connor (1)
  • Reagan (2)

Registered middle schools (10-11):

  • BASIS SA NC (2)
  • Fulmore (4)
  • Kealing (1)
  • St. Theresa (3-4)

On January 28, 2017, Texas Quiz Bowl will host its first San Antonio area event of the calendar year. Cougar Clash will be hosted at Tom Clark High School in Northside ISD (5150 DeZavala, San Antonio 78249). This event is open to middle school and high school teams from San Antonio and South Texas. Statewide teams may request admission.

Quiz Bowl is a academics-based game in which two teams of four students compete to answer questions about math, science, history, literature, religion, and arts. Students buzz in to answer tossup questions and correct tossup responses are rewarded with an opportunity to answer 3 bonus questions that cannot be stolen by the opposing team. The team with the most points after 20 tossup-bonus pairs is the winner.

The base fee for regular-season TQBA middle-school  tournaments is $125. The base fee for regular-season TQBA high-school  tournaments is $145.

  • There is a $10 discount for paying by cash or check on or before the morning of the event.
  • There is a $15 discount available for proving a fully function buzzer system that is used at the tournament.
  • There is a $10 late fee per team for payments which are not received before the event begins.
  • For schools which have not played a TQBA event in the past three years, there is no entry fee for that school’s first team.

Registration is open and can be done via our online registration form. Pizza for lunch can be pre-ordered at the tournament site the morning of the event for $10 per one-topping large.

Check-in for the event will begin at 8 a.m. on tournament morning. An opening meeting will start at approximately 8:45. Each team in the contest will play 6 preliminary matches. Following preliminary rounds, teams will be seeded by win-loss record into a single elimination playoff bracket. Plaques will be awards to the top 4 teams in each division.

The high school tournament will use NAQT set IS-162. A sample invitational series packet is available. The middle school tournament will use NAQT set MS-21. A sample middle school packet is also available.

We anticipate that the top 4 high school teams from this event will qualify for the 2017 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament to be held in Atlanta the weekend of May 26-28, 2017. We expect the top four middle school teams from this event to qualify for the 2017 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament to be held in Dallas the weekend of May 13, 2017.

Staff: Fontenot
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