09/23 Falcon Fest III

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The TQBA Falcon Fest III will take place on September 23, 2017 at Fulmore Middle School (201 E Mary St, Austin 78704). This event is open to middle school teams and novice high school teams from Central and South Texas.

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.

The base fee for regular-season TQBA middle-school tournaments is $120. The base fee for regular-season TQBA high-school tournaments is $140.

  • There is a $10 discount available for proving a fully function buzzer system that is used at the tournament.
  • There is a $10 late fee per team for payments which are not received before the event begins.
  • 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.

Registration is open and can be done via the NAQT website. 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.

This tournament will use NAQT sets MS-23 and IS-167A; A sample middle school packet is available. A sample IS-A packet is also available.

We expect the top four middle school teams from this event to qualify for the 2017 NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament to be held in Chicago the weekend of May 12, 2018.