10/31 Lions’ Den

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Registered high schools (22):

  • Black Panthers (1)
  • Black Stallions (3)
  • Cistercian (2)
  • Country Day (1)
  • Gray Wolves (1)
  • Greenhill (4)
  • Hockaday (1)
  • Jesuit (1)
  • Lovejoy (1)
  • Maverick One (1)
  • Parish (2)
  • St. Mark’s (2)
  • St. Mark’s Plano (1)
  • TAG Magnet (1)

Logistics

The TQBA Lions’ Den will take place on October 31, 2015 at St. Mark’s School of Texas (10600 Preston Road, Dallas 75230). This event is open to all high school teams.

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.

For schools which have not played a TQBA event in the past three years, there is no entry fee for that school’s first team. Additional teams as well as returning teams will be charged based on the below schedule:

Base fee for regular-season high-school tournaments: $140
Discount for supplying a working buzzer: $15 per buzzer used
Minimum per-team fee for HS: $110

Registration is open and can be done via our Event Registration form or 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.

The high school event will use IS-150. A sample IS packet is available.

We expect the top four high school teams from this event will qualify for the 2016 NAQT High School National Championship Tournament to be held in Dallas the weekend of May 28, 2016.

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