09/20 Austin MS Kickoff

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Middle School Division (15)

  • Fulmore (5)
  • Holy Family (2)
  • Kealing (3)
  • St. Theresa (5)

Novice HS Division (8)

  • Brandeis (1)
  • Harmony North Austin (1)
  • LASA (3)
  • St. Dominic Savio (2)
  • St. Thomas (1)

On September 20, 2014, Texas Quiz Bowl will host the first event of the season in the Austin area. The Austin MS Kickoff will he hosted at Fulmore Middle School (201 Mary St E, Austin 78704). This event is open to all middle school teams from the Austin metro area, and if there is interest, we may conduct a novice high school division as well. Any school that is new to TQBA events or has not participated for three full years is entitled to one free team. The middle school event will be contested on set MS-11. The high school event will 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.

Base fee for regular-season middle-school tournaments: $120
Discount for supplying a working buzzer: $15 per buzzer used
Discount per team for schools attending MSNCT last year: $10
Minimum per-team fee for MS: $90

Registration is open and can be done by email to sfontenot@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 awards to the top 8 teams. This event can accommodate a maximum of 24 teams.

Staff: Nance, Rduch, Fritz, Espinosa, Wagen, Av. Sastry, DiCarlo+3, Nardone, Barreh, Wofford. (Flowers, Escandell)
TD: Fontenot, Ewbank
Z (11): Fulmore 2, St. Theresa 3, LASA 2, Savio 2, Harmony 1, St. Thomas 1

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