04/25 MS Championship VI

Registered (Championship/Elementary/Open): 14/10/10

  • Fulmore (1/0/2)
  • Greenhill (1/2/1)
  • Harmony School of Excellence (1/1/0)
  • Kealing (1/0/0)
  • Lopez (1/0/1)
  • Parish (0/1/0)
  • Roach (0/1/0)
  • Rogers (1/0/2)
  • St. Clare (1/0/0)
  • St. John’s (1/1/1)
  • St. Mark’s Dallas (1/1/1)
  • St. Mark’s Plano (1/0/0)
  • St. Monica (1/1/1)
  • St. Theresa (1/1/1)
  • St. Thomas Episcopal (1/1/0)
  • Exhibition Team (1/0/0)
Outstanding: Quail Valley, Alamo Heights

Details
The 2015 Texas Quiz Bowl Middle Grades Championships will be contested on April 25, 2015 at St. Mark’s School of Texas (10600 Preston Road, 75230) in Dallas. This contest will use questions from NAQT IS-145A. Here is a sample packets of questions of this level. For this event, we ask that schools mail in their entry fees prior to the event. Invoices will be provided upon registration. You may register via email to romeroc@gmail.com.

Divisions, Formats, & Fees

Championship
The Championship Division is open to one team from each middle school in the state of Texas. All players must have progressed no higher than 8th grade. This division will include a maximum of 24 teams. Each team will play a split round robin before three playoff games. Playoff games will be followed by an (advantaged, if necessary) final between the top 2 teams. Each team will play a minimum of 10 games. The fee for the championship division is $150 and includes a pizza buffet lunch for 5. Additional lunches are $10. Typical discounts will not be offered for our state contests.

Elementary
The Elementary Division is open to one team from each elementary school in the state of Texas. All players must have progressed no higher than 6th grade. This division will include a maximum of 16 teams. Spots will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. Each team should expect to play a minimum of 8 games. The fee for the elementary division is $150 and includes a pizza buffet lunch for 5. Additional lunches are $10. The match format of this division will deviate slightly from the TQBA standard. Each match will feature only 16 tossup/bonus pairs (instead of 20). Please note that state championship level questions will be challenging.

Open
The Open Division is open to teams (one or more) from each middle school in the state of Texas who has fielded a team in the championship division. All players must have progressed no higher than 8th grade. Each team will play at minimum of 6 games. The fee for the championship division is $150 and includes a pizza buffet lunch for 5. Additional lunches are $10. Please note that our open division may be limited due to staff and logistical considerations. Spots in the open division will be assigned based upon date of fee receipts.

Additional Information

About Quiz Bowl
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.

Tournament Morning Procedures
Check in for this event will be in Centennial Hall between 8:00 and 8:30. This building is directly on the back end of the school’s quadrangle, opposite the parking lot. Teams will be asked to head to their first game rooms upon arrival.  There will be a coach’s meeting in room 116 at 8:40. The first matches will start a 9:00. The tournament should be complete by 6:00 p.m.

Hotel
We suggest booking at the La Quinta in Addison on Landmark; there is no official block. 

Room Staff (11): Fontenot, Romero, Ugolini, Patison, Fritz, Kylberg, Lacamu, SMS 4/4.
Logistics (1): Ewbank
Hotel: Ugolini/Romero, UT, Fritz/Lacamu

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