OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

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OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

Postby eckj » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:42 pm

OAC Regionals and State are cancelled because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Full press release: http://bit.ly/2Qhx4EQ
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Re: OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

Postby ThePocketProtector » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:59 am

Will there be any release of a summary of the discussion of this decision?

As always, I'm that guy.
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Re: OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

Postby Djones » Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:11 pm

We had four issues that were presented to the committee for a vote this week. In addition to postponing regionals, we also discussed the idea of carrying registrations over to next year, automatic qualification for teams that qualified this year, and payment of the question provider.

On the first issue, whether to cancel regionals and state for the 2019-2020 season, the vote was 17-0 to cancel.

On the second issue, whether to carry over qualification status to next year for teams who qualified in 2019-2020, the vote was 16-1 to carry over qualification status.

On the third issue, whether to offer teams the option of an immediate refund or to carry over registration payment to next year, the vote was 15-0 with two people abstaining to offer that option to teams.

On the final issue, whether to pay the question author Kara Combs and her team (OAC regionals and state questions were presented to Tommy Segi on time by the March 1 deadline), the vote was 16-0, with Kara abstaining. Kara will agree to edit the questions prior to next year's competition in order to make sure that any time sensitive questions (current events, etc.) are updated for the new competition season.

There was a couple days worth of discussion as events quickly spiraled last week to postpone regionals by a few weeks, and then ultimately to cancel the competition completely when it became evident that the COVID-19 situation was not going to clear up in time for us conduct the competition safely.

As a committee, we hope that the entire quiz bowl community in Ohio and beyond remain safe during this time.
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Re: OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

Postby ThePocketProtector » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Coach Jones, thank you for writing that up. It answered all my questions. I didn't ask for it as a gotcha, but because I am interested in the process. There is a reason why I go to all the meetings. Thank you to all of the committee members for making quick decisions.
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Re: OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

Postby Djones » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:09 pm

No problem! I was planning to write something up anyway, it just slipped my mind while putting together my online lessons. Never a dull moment these days!
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Re: OAC Regionals and State [CANCELLED]

Postby ThePocketProtector » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:11 pm

I really should have done a better job of making it clear that I didn't think it needed to be a front burner issue.

I sent that while taking a break from writing online lessons. Yuck!
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