09/27 Sparkling City


Respondents for Fall (12)

  • CC Carroll (1)
  • CC Richard King (1)
  • Collegiate (3)
  • Flour Bluff (2)
  • Gregory-Portland (3)
  • Ingleside (1)
  • Sinton (1)

On September 27, 2014, Texas Quiz Bowl will host its first Quiz Bowl event in the greater Corpus Christi area. This event, the Sparkling City Challenge, will he hosted at Gregory-Portland High School (4601 Wildcat Dr, 78374).  This event is open to all teams from south Texas, specifically schools located in the Corpus, Brownsville, and Laredo areas.

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.

There is no entry fee for this tournament for the first team from each school. The entry fee for additional teams will be $80. 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.

This tournament will use questions from an NAQT introductory invitational packet set. A sample packet is available!

Staff: Ugolini, Escandell, Fontenot, Romero, Sastry.
TD: Ewbank.
Z: TQBA 5+

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