GBS JVNovice Opener
2020 — Online, IL/US
Welcome to the GBS JV/Novice opener! We will, for obvious reasons, be conducting the tournament online this year through classrooms.cloud.
FOR TECH/CLASSROOM.CLOUD HELP DURING THE TOURNAMENT: There will be a form on the Classrooms.Cloud site to fill out - Please fill that out if you run into any issues.
SCHEDULE - JV/Novice Policy
8:30 please check into your rooms
9:00 AM - Round 1 starts
11:30 please check into your rooms
12:00 - Round 2 starts
2:15 - Round 3 pairings
2:30 - please check into your rooms
3:00 - Round 3 starts
***AWARDS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING ROUND THREE***
SCHEDULE - CONGRESS
9:30 AM - Chambers released on Tabroom, please check into your rooms
10:00 - 12:30 Session one (length of time may be adjusted based on entries)
12:30 - break for lunch (please check into your rooms before going to eat)
1:00 - 3:30 Session two (length of time may be adjusted based on entries)
Awards immediately following
TECH TIME: We need to set an upper limit for how much technology error (Zoom disconnections etc) happen. Therefore, each team will receive 8 minutes of preparation time and 10 minutes of tech time. During the 10 minutes of tech time, a team may try to resolve technological issues. NO PREP may occur during those 10 minutes. If a team is not able to resolve their technological issues during the 10 minutes of tech time, that team must forfeit.
Entry fees are $25/policy team (to cover the cost of the classrooms.cloud service and trophies.) If the money is an issue, please let Alyssa know (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can figure something out. Additionally, if your school is a member of a UDL your fees will be waived automatically.
For the tournament, we will be
No entry fees for Congress for folks who are in our Congressional consortium - if you are not part of that consortium but would like to enter Congress folks please email Alyssa (email@example.com)
*For now, we are limiting entries to only IL schools. That may change based on numbers. Entries will be waitlisted automatically to ensure IL schools only for now*
*Resource for online tournaments/how to with classrooms.cloud - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsPKlD2oqEQ (thanks to the University of Kentucky)