Edgewood Middle Entirely Raucous Academic Learning Decathlon

February 22, 2020

Edgewood Middle School

Mounds View, Minnesota

Location

Edgewood Middle School

5100 Edgewood Dr

Mounds View, MN 55112

Enter the building through the front doors, turn left and meet in the cafeteria. 

Schedule

Teams may check in between 8:30 and 9:00. If they haven't mailed a check, they can pay at this time. They'll also pick up their match schedule and other tournament paperwork at this time.

From 9:00 to 9:30 there will be an introductory meeting to go over the rules, format, and schedule. 

From 9:30 to 12:30 each team will play six preliminary rounds. The teams with the best overall records will advance to the playoffs.

From 12:30 to 1:30 teams will have a lunch break. Teams that have been eliminated may depart, or they may stay to watch the playoffs or scrimmage against each other. Teams may purchase lunch at the tournament; see below for details. 

From 1:30 to 3:30 the top 16 teams from the preliminary rounds will meet each other in the playoffs.

At 3:30 there will be an awards presentation. This will be kept brief and teams will be able to leave immediately thereafter. 

Concessions

The Edgewood Parent and Teacher organization will be providing concessions throughout the tournament. There is a $5 meal deal that includes two slices of pizza, a beverage, and chips or fruit. All proceeds will go to the Ralph Reeder Food Shelf.

 

Playoffs and Awards

The top 16 teams from the preliminary rounds will play each other in a single elimination playoff bracket. The top 3 teams win trophies along with the top 3 individual scorers.

Eligibility and Qualification:

All middle schools (public, private, magnet, charter, religious, online, etc.) are eligible to compete in this event and no prior qualification is necessary; the tournament is open to all players that have not yet completed 8th grade, though the questions are targeted at 7th and 8th graders. (That is, elementary school teams are welcome, but may be overwhelmed.) Teams from home school collectives are also welcome.

Schools are encouraged to enter multiple teams, but please note that players must play for the same team throughout the tournament.

Teams who have already played the MS-33 packet are ineligible for this meet. 

Registration:

Teams should register online at the NAQT website.

The base registration fee is $90 per team. There is a $10 discount for a bringing a working quiz bowl lockout system. There is a $40 discount for each moderator provided by a team. The registration fee includes one printed copy of the questions used at the tournament.

Teams may pay at the tournament site or they may send a check in advance to:

Shannon Mildenburger
Edgewood Middle School

5100 Edgewood Dr.

Mounds View, MN 55112

Please make checks out to Edgewood Middle School and include Quiz Bowl Meet in the memo.

Further Questions:

Please contact Dan Perucco at daniel.perucco@moundsviewschools.org with questions. 

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