09/13 Big D Challenge

Registered Teams

Middle School: Cistercian (3), Greenhill (4), St. Joseph (1), St. Mark’s of Dallas (4),  St. Monica (3)

High School Novice: Greenhill (1), Lovejoy (1), Parish (1), St. Mark’s (2),  Weatherford (1)

Logistics

On September 13, 2014, Texas Quiz Bowl will host the first event of the season in the Dallas area. The Big D Challenge will he hosted at the Greenhill School (4141 Spring Valley Rd, Addison, TX 75001). This event is open to all middle school teams from the Dallas metro area, and if there is interest, we may conduct a novice high school division as well. The middle school event will be contested on set NAQT MS-11. The high school event would be contested on NAQT IS-137A.

Quiz Bowl is an 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. A sample middle school question set is available here. A sample A-level question set is available here.

Entry fee information for 2014-15 is available in this post. Registration is open and can be done by email to cromero@texasquizbowl.org. 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 awarded to the top 8 teams. This event can accommodate a maximum of 24 teams.

The top middle schools at this event will qualify to attend to the 2015 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT) at the Hyatt Regency DFW on May 9-10, 2015.

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