ANNOUNCEMENT TEMPLATE

 

WHAT THIS IS

This is a template designed specifically for use by UCLA College Bowl.  Other clubs are welcome to use this as a template, but note there are some parts of this template that are only relevant to UCLA College Bowl.

 

HOW TO USE THIS TEMPLATE

The stuff in black should be included in every announcement.  The stuff in red should be filled out by whoever is sending the announcement, e.g. NAME OF TOURNAMENT should be replaced by the actual name of the tournament.

 

THE TEMPLATE

 

The UCLA College Bowl Club is pleased to announce:

 

***NAME OF TOURNAMENT***

 

DATE: The tournament will be held on DATE.  LIST ANY SPECIAL DATE RESTRICTIONS, DATES THE TOURNAMENT MIGHT MOVE TO, OR POTENTIAL CONFLICTS THAT HAVE BEEN AVOIDED HERE.

 

FORMAT: The tournament will be using PACKET SET(S) AND PROVIDER OF QUESTIONS. SAY WHETHER THE TOURNAMENT IS TIMED OR UNTIMED.  IF THERE ARE SPECIAL (e.g. non-NAQT) FORMAT ISSUES OR ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS, LIST THEM HERE.

 

ELIGIBILITY: IF THIS IS A STANDARD HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT, THIS IS NOT NEEDED.  FOR A HIGH SCHOOL JV TOURNAMENT, DEFINE WHAT YOU MEAN BY JV.  FOR A COLLEGE/OPEN TOURNAMENT, DEFINE EXACTLY WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PLAY.

 

PRICING STRUCTURE:

Base fee = BASE FEE. IN THIS AREA IT IS TYPICALLY BETWEEN $90 AND $120, WITH $100 THE STANDARD FOR TWAIN AND SIMILAR TOURNAMENTS.

-$5 for a fully-functional buzzer system (Must have at least four working buzzers on both sides) YOU MAY WANT TO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF BUZZERS PER TEAM OR PER SCHOOL; SEE BELOW FOR AN EXAMPLE

-$5 for a functional countdown clock or timer (maximum of 3 per school, unless we contact you about needing more) ONLY ADD THIS IF YOUíRE RUNNING A TIMED TOURNAMENT

-$10 for a pre-approved moderator

-$10 for the second team from a school

-$20 for the third (or additional) team from a school

+SOME ADDITIONAL FEE OR NO FEE AT ALL if you wish to purchase a copy of the questions after the tournament

Minimum fee = MINIMUM FEE FOR THE TOURNAMENT, TYPICALLY $60

 

Please make checks payable to "College Bowl Club of UCLA." Please do not make a check out to any other person or entity, including "UCLA Quiz Bowl," as we cannot cash those checks. An address will be provided shortly for those of you who wish to mail your checks in advance. IN LIEU OF THE PREVIOUS SENTENCE, THE TREASURER MAY PROVIDE HIS/HER ADDRESS IN THE INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WITH THE FOLLOWING.

 

If you wish to mail your checks in advance, please send them to:

NAME OF TREASURER

ADDRESS OF TREASURER

 

The cap is unofficially going to be set at NUMBER OF CAP, USUALLY 20 OR 24 DEPENDING ON CLUB SIZE teams, but we will see about being able to accommodate further teams.  IF THERE ARE ANY PRIORITY RESTRICTIONS, NOTE THEM HERE (e.g. TEAMS THAT HAVE/HAVENíT QUALIFIED FOR A NATIONAL)

 

The tournament director(s) is/are NAME OF TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S).  If you are interested in attending, please e-mail NAME OF TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF REGISTRATION at THAT TOURNAMENT DIRECTORíS E-MAIL ADDRESS with the following information:

 

1) Your school's name

2) Coach (or representative) name and e-mail address

3) The number of teams you are bringing

4) The number of buzzer systems, clocks (IF NECESSARY) and/or moderators you would like to bring

 

Updates about the tournament will primarily be through the Southern California High School Quiz Bowl Mailing List; however, they should also be posted online. Our club website is http://quizbowl.bol.ucla.edu. A link should become available once this announcement has been posted.

 

If you have any questions about any of this, please e-mail TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S) at TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S)í E-MAIL ADDRESS.

 

Thanks and hope to see you ON DATE OF TOURNAMENT,

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S)

Tournament Director(s), NAME OF TOURNAMENT