Host a USABB Regional Tournament during the 2018-2019 academic year!

Host a USABB Regional Tournament during the 2018-2019 academic year!

Note: The hosting procedures as outlined below are for all-day tournaments featuring both an Academic Bee and an Academic Bowl component (tournaments listed with a light blue or light green dot on the map). If you are more interested in hosting an Academic Bee tournament that is held on a weekend day together with a Regional Finals for the National History Bee and the Regional Finals for the National Science Bee (tournaments listed with a dark blue or dark green dot on the map), please contact Mr Jason Russell at jason@iacompetitions.com – the hosting requirements and perks for those events are quite different than the Academic Bee and Bowl events.

USABB is looking for schools across the USA to host regional-level US Academic Bee and Bowl tournaments during the 2018-2019 academic year. Hosting can work in one of the following four ways. All tournaments must occur between January 5 and May 11, 2019. Saturdays are preferred, but Sundays, holidays, or even after school events can work as well.

Option 1: Middle or Elementary School Hosts and Directs the Tournament
In this instance, the host provides the spaces for the matches and opening meeting, the requisite number of readers, will ensure sufficient directing staff, keep and submit standardized statistics to USABB, and follow all USABB rules and tournament protocols. In return, they receive:
-Up to 3 free teams in the regional Academic Bowl tournament and up to 12 free students in the regional Academic Bee
-Any ancillary revenue from food sales and the like that they wish to sell
-The designated director receives $150 for a tournament of 15 teams or less and $10 for every additional team beginning with the 16th team up to a maximum of $300 but no travel expenses.

Option 2: Middle or Elementary School Hosts the Tournament; USABB Sends a Director
In this instance, USABB will provide a director, and the host school’s role is limited to providing the classrooms, gathering space for the opening meeting, and the requisite number of readers per teams that are competing. In return, they receive:
-Up to 3 free teams in the regional Academic Bowl tournament and up to 12 free students in the regional Academic Bee
-Any ancillary revenue from food sales and the like that they wish to sell

Option 3: High School or University Hosts and Directs the Tournament
In this instance, the host will provide the necessary competition and meeting spaces, ensure sufficient directing staff, keep and submit standardized statistics to USABB, and follow all USABB rules and tournament protocols. In return, they receive:
-$20 per team in the Bowl, $3 per student in the Bee
-Any ancillary revenue from food sales and the like that they wish to sell
-The designated director receives $150 for a tournament of 15 teams or less and $10 for every additional team beginning with the 16th team up to a maximum of $300, but no travel expenses.

Option 4: High School or University Hosts the Tournament; USABB Sends a Director
In this instance, the host will provide the necessary competition and meeting spaces and follow all USABB rules and tournament protocols. In return, they receive:
-$20 per team in the Bowl, $3 per student in the Bee
-Any ancillary revenue from food sales and the like that they wish to sell

USABB reserves the right to limit a certain number of tournaments within a particular geographic area to ensure adequate turnout at each.
Schools that host in early 2019 will typically have the first option to host again in their region should they choose to do so in 2019-2020.

If you are interested in hosting, please email info@iacompetitions.com. We will typically accept the first hosting bid we receive for any given region provided that the host satisfies the hosting requirements, so if you would like to host, let us know as soon as possible. Thanks!

2018-10-10T08:45:05+00:00September 18th, 2018|