AQBL March: Western (3/13/21)

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AQBL March: Western (3/13/21)

Postby nick. » Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:19 pm

The American Quiz Bowl League will be hosting a Western Mirror, which includes Ohio, of the AQBL N1 question sets via Discord on Saturday, March 13th.

DATE AND TIME:
The tournament will take place on March 13th, 2021, starting at 11 AM ET. All players and coaches should be logged onto the server by 10:45 AM.

QUESTIONS + EVENT FORMAT:
In all divisions, the AQBL N1 set, a novice level set, will be used. A distribution can be found here.

The set for this tournament will be using 20 tossups per round. Cameras will be required for all players.

This tournament will use AQBL Ruleset A.

Teams will be seeded into preliminary brackets and re-seeded for playoffs. All teams are guaranteed 10 rounds. Teams are expected to stay and play the entire event, even if they drop out of contention for the championship.

The top 15% of teams in Varsity and the top 15% of teams in the JV division will qualify for the ONCT this June. More information about the ONCT can be found here.

TEAMS:
Teams may field a maximum of 6 players with four active at any one time. Short-handed and single-player teams are welcome.

Substitutions will be permitted after 10 tossups or before a potential tiebreaker tossup. No one may switch teams during the tournament, even between teams from the same school.

Without exception, all players MUST be from the same school. This is not an open mirror; no “chimera” or mixed teams are permitted whatsoever. We are happy to allow pseudonymous teams and teams not directly sponsored by their school or district to register. However, we do have certain requirements for these teams, so please contact us via email or phone prior to registration and we will be happy to work with you.

To ensure our event functions smoothly, rosters must be submitted at least one week in advance. Coaches are welcome to spectate, as long as we know in advance.

For further information regarding the rules or for contact information, please see the full ruleset of the AQBL and the AQBL website.

FEES:
There will be a flat fee of $75 per team for either division. There is a $20 discount available for each moderator or scorekeeper you bring. Payment is due up front unless you choose to pay by check or purchase order, or make other arrangements with us directly. Payment can be made via mailed check, PayPal, Venmo, purchase order, or credit card via the AQBL website. Please do not mail cash. Note that PayPal and Credit Card payments incur a 3% fee. We can provide W-9 forms and invoices on request.

Write all checks to "The American Quizbowl League". Mail checks to P.O. Box 664, Ridgewood, NJ 07451.

REGISTRATION:
Registration is open. In order to register, fill out the form located at this page.

Once you have filled out the form and have either paid or contacted us about payment, you are officially registered.

Please ensure you register prior to the Tuesday before tournament. The deadline for dropping out of the field is 5 days prior to the event (Monday, March 8th in this case), after which you will be responsible for the full amount due. If you cannot pay the full fee due to monetary reasons, please contact us at nick@aqbleague.com, aalok@aqbleague.com, and president@aqbleague.com and we will be happy to work with you.

STATS:
Full and complete team and individual stats will be posted within 48 hours after the completion of the tournament. The AQBL is using TJ Sheets for this competition and will provide both category and subcategory statistics.

MODERATORS:
We will take moderators and scorekeepers who want to staff this tournament. All staffers not affiliated with attending teams will be paid $30. If you have any further questions regarding any of the above, please email aalok@aqbleague.com. To register to staff, please fill out this form. Staff are required to complete sexual harassment prevention training that will take approximately an hour and attend a staff meeting.


NOTE:
Any misconduct, harassment, or poor behavior of any kind at our events will not be tolerated and offenders may be subject to being kicked from the tournament or other sanctions. If you ever feel unsafe at any quizbowl event, you are strongly encouraged to fill out this form, which allows for reporting (anonymized by request) of misconduct to organizations besides the AQBL; as the AQBL cannot view reports on the misconduct form and it takes time to process submissions, you should also report misconduct and any other urgent concerns to an Administrator of the AQBL
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Ridgewood '21 (Club President)
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Re: AQBL March: Western (3/13/21)

Postby tomoore » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:02 pm

nick. wrote:The American Quiz Bowl League will be hosting a Western Mirror, which includes Ohio

Is there a reason why Ohio is assigned to the western half of this competition (11am EST start), while states such as Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee are assigned to the eastern mirror -- which has a starting time (9am EST) much closer to the standard of when competitions in Ohio typically start?
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