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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:53 pm 

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The Ohio State University Academic Team is proud to announce the return of Ohio's NAQT High School State Championship Tournament to OSU this spring. The tournament will be held Saturday, April 7, in a TBA location on Ohio State's Columbus campus. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM, with rounds beginning at 9:00 sharp. I will be serving as the TD.

Questions: This tournament will use the Division II SCT set. Please take careful note of NAQT's policies if any coaches or players are intending to attend NAQT's collegiate SCT next month.

Eligibility: It's the state championship! All Ohio high schools are eligible. Rosters cannot exceed 6 players.

Base fee: $80 for your first team, $75 for additional teams
Buzzer discount: -$5
Staffer discount: -$10**
New to Quizbowl: -$20 (your school played no pyramidal tournaments before September 1, 2017)
**ALL staffers must be approved by the TD.
The minimum fee per team is $50, unless you are providing multiple experienced moderators (subject to TD approval).

Payment: All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. Teams that do not will be charged a $25 penalty fee. We will accept either cash or checks. No other form of payment will be accepted. All checks must be made out to “The Academic Team at the Ohio State University." Checks made out to other entities cannot be accepted. If there is a logistical issue that prevents this from happening, please contact me far in advance.

If your school requires an invoice, please email me at the contact below, and we will provide one in short order.

Registration:To register, please fill out this form.
NOTE: If you are bringing staffers, please email me at Please include the staffer names, whether they are scorekeepers or moderators, and a very brief note about their experience. Your staffers cannot be approved without this email.

Transportation and Parking: The best place to park on campus is almost certainly either the Lane Avenue Garage (2000 Tuttle Park Place), or the football stadium lot across the street. Note that these locations are paid parking, even on Saturdays (though the rates should not exceed ~$12 for the day). A backup option is the Lane Avenue Garage (2100 Neil Ave). There is free street parking around campus, but this is far from guaranteed on Saturday mornings, and I *strongly* discourage you from attempting to find it.

Middle School: For ease of transport, and at the request of coaches, this tournament will share the date and location with the Ohio Middle School State Championship. The tournaments will otherwise be separate entities, using different rooms and TD's. Please don't contact me about the middle school tournament - I don't know anything about it.

Lunch Options: We will supply a brief guide to the best local food options as the tournament date approaches. Please check back here for that and other updates, including exact building and room information.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all in April!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:46 pm 

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Update: I've heard from some coaches that there may be issues with school system bureaucracies processing payment by the day of the tournament. I completely understand this - just contact me ahead of time, and we'll work something out.

Field Update:

Miami Valley
Copley High School A
Copley High School B
Beavercreek High School
Solon High School A
Solon High School B
Fisher Catholic
Grove City High School A
Grove City High School B
Little Miami High School A
Little Miami High School A
Westlake High School
Boardman High School
Tiffin Columbian A
Tiffin Columbian B
Dublin Scioto
Walnut Hills A
Walnut Hills B
Lakewood Local High School
St. Charles Preparatory

Note that we still have spots available, but teams should sign up ASAP to ensure they get a spot.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:32 pm 

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Location: Delaware, Ohio
Have you established a location?

Cortney Bird
Ohio Quiz Bowl Alliance Tournaments:
QB Coach @ Olentangy Liberty HS 2013-Present

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