04/26 Middle School Championship V

Registered (24):

  • Beck (1)
  • Bush (1)
  • Fulmore (3)
  • Greenhill (2)
  • Harmony Excellence Houston (1)
  • Kealing (2)
  • Lopez (2)
  • McMeans (2)
  • Rawlinson (2)
  • Rogers (1)
  • St. Clare (1)
  • St. John’s (2)
  • St. Mark’s (1)
  • St. Theresa (2)
  • St. Thomas Episcopal (1)

The 2014 Texas Quiz Bowl Middle Grades Championship will be contested on April 26, 2014 at Southwestern University in Georgetown. Competing schools may register one or two teams each, but priority will be given to making sure every unique team gets in before multiples from any school. The field is closed.

The hotel for the event will be the La Quinta Inn Georgetown, 333 North I-35, Georgetown, TX 78628; 1-512-869-2541.

Registration for the state tournament, which includes buffet lunch for 5 at the Southwestern University Cafeteria, is $150. Extra meal passes are $9 each.

Directions
Reaching Southwestern from I-35 involves exiting at State Highway 29 (exit 261, at least from the south) and heading east. You’ll go through about four stop lights before reaching campus, which extends northeast from the intersection of University (Hwy 29) and Maple. Continue east to reach your left turns into recommended parking areas.

Parking
A Southwestern University campus map can be found here. Matches will be held in building 11 (F.W. Olin); lunch will be in building 31 (McCombs Center). We recommend parking in either the small visitors lot directly off University Ave. (Hwy 29) between buildings 13 and 29 (Fine Arts Center and Mabee Hall) or the larger lot between buildings 18 and 25 (Robertson Center and Brown-Cody). These both offer relatively easy access to Olin.

Registration
Registration will be held in Olin 105. This is the large auditorium that will be on the front left if entering from the west (campus) side and back left if entering from the east (large parking lot) side.

Format
Teams will play five preliminary matches across six play periods before lunch. After lunch, all 24 teams will enter a double-elimination playoff to determine the state champion.

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.

Registration will open at 8 a.m. We will have a brief meeting at 8:45 and start our first matches around 9 a.m.

Please contact sfontenot@texasquizbowl.org with any questions.

Staff (11): Fontenot, Romero, Escandell, Rduch, DeGuzman, Wagen, Russo, Fritz, Espinoza, Hammel, Huff.
Scorekeeping (8-10): APO 6, Savio 3
Stats: Ewbank
Photo: Dumothier?

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