The tournament will be held at Washington High School, at 600 Blue Jay Drive, Washington, MO, 63090. Note: this is a change in venue from the past two years, where it was held in the Middle School building. The high school is nearby in the same "complex," however.
The tournament will be in the 20 Tossup/20 Bonus format. We will be using "Powers," or 15 points for an early correct answer, but we will NOT be using "Negs" or "Interrupts" (-5 for early incorrect answers) In the interest of keeping the day running quickly, we will not be using bouncebacks on bonuses.
This is the second year in which we will be using the Washington High Academic Questionfest (WHAQ II), our team-written set of questions, done in collaboration this year with Miami Valley High School in Ohio. By the time of this tournament, there will have been at least three other tournaments across the country using this set, and we will be relying on their feedback to make sure we're offering the best possible product.