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2017 David Riley Coaches Conference

The 2017 David Riley Coaches Conference will be held at 2017 National Scholastic Championship on Friday, June 9 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m at Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Hartsfield room (lobby level).

Mike Cheyne, former player, Minnesota
Eric Douglass, advisor, South Carolina; former player, South Carolina
Todd Garrison, coach, Glasgow High School
Linda Greene, coach, Auburn High School (Rockford, IL)
Auroni Gupta, player, Michigan, formerly UC San Diego
Benjamin Kirk, coach, Ithaca High School
Dennis Loo, coach, IMSA, formerly Thomas Jefferson A, former player Virginia
Jon Pinyan, coach, Bergen County Academies
Adam Silverman, player, Northwestern, formerly Georgia Tech and Centennial High

All coaches and players are welcome.

Fill out the coaches conference registration form to register. Registration is not mandatory, but it will help us ensure we have enough seating. Enter a registration for all people in your group attending, including coaches and players.

We will accept questions from the audience, but if you want to try to make sure your topic is covered or if you cannot make the conference, you can submit ideas using the topic submission form.

If you have any questions, contact coaches conference organizer Fred Morlan at fredmorlan AT gmail DOT com. We hope to see you all Friday night!

The coaches conference will be livestreamed and archived on the PACE YouTube channel. More info at PACE live page.

2017 Cooper Award Winners

PACE is happy to announce that the winner of the 2017 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award is Fred Morlan. We recognize his work on HSQB Rank, assisting coaches and tournament directors in West Virginia and Kentucky, and spreading better quizbowl practices nationwide.

The winner of the 2017 Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award is Jackie Wu of Downingtown High School East in Pennsylvania. We recognize her work to convert her school and others in her region to pyramidal quizbowl, including hosting multiple tournaments.

Congratulations to Fred and Jackie! We at PACE thank you for all your hard work building the high school quizbowl circuit.

Both awards will be presented at the opening meeting of this year’s PACE NSC on June 10.

2017 NSC shirts

By popular demand, shirts for the National Scholastic Championship are back! Order yours at our Booster page! The deadline to place an order is May 17.

When you purchase a shirt, you have the option of having the shirt shipped directly to you (+shipping/handling fees) or picking up the shirt at the tournament.

Anybody can buy a shirt whether or not they attend NSC. This fundraiser for PACE will help support our Outreach Fund and Morgan Costa-Rhodes Scholarship.