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2015 NSC T-Shirts

PACE is pleased to announce that we will be selling T-shirts at the 2015 NSC! Students, parents, coaches, and fans will now be able to take home a souvenir of their NSC experience. T-shirts will be available in adult small, medium, large, and extra-large sizes, and will be in white with the PACE logo on the front and information about the NSC on the back.

A couple of important points:

  • Supplies are limited! This is PACE’s first time selling T-shirts, so we may not have enough for everyone who wants one. Get yours fast, but don’t worry if we sell out; PACE will have additional T-shirt sales if there’s significant demand.
  • You must be at NSC to purchase a T-shirt. Unfortunately, PACE cannot ship T-shirts or take online orders.

2015 PACE NSC: Tournament Schedule

Game times are in bold.

Saturday, June 6, 2015
7:00 – 7:45am Team Check-in (for teams that did not check-in Friday)
8:00 – 8:30am Opening Meeting
9:00am – 1:00pm Preliminary Rounds (1-7)
1:00 – 1:40pm Tiebreaker A

1:40 – 3:00pm Lunch
2:30pm Playoff seeds will be posted
3:00 – 6:00pm Playoff Rounds (8-12), time subject to change
6:00 – 6:30pm Tiebreaker B

7:00pm Super-Playoff and placement seeds will be posted

Sunday, June 7, 2015
8:15am Teams report to Round 13 room
8:30 – 10:15am Placement Rounds (13-15)
8:30am – 12 pm Super-Playoff Rounds (13-18)
11:00am – 12 pm Junior Varsity and Small School Finals (17-18)

12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Tiebreaker C, all times below subject to change
2:15pm Tournament Finals
3:15pm All-Star Game

3:50pm Awards Ceremony
4:30pm Tournament ends

2015 Cooper Award Winners

PACE is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award is Coach Joshua Rutsky of Hoover High School in Alabama. Coach Rutsky is being recognized for his efforts in spreading pyramidal quizbowl in Alabama, including spearheading the transition of the ASCA state championship to a pyramidal format, as well as his enduring willingness to help out new teams and coaches in need of advice.

The winner of the 2015 Young Ambassador Award is Nicholas Karas of Berkeley, who is being recognized for his outreach efforts in Northern California, where the high school circuit has vastly expanded in recent years in large part due to his tireless emailing, phone calls, and mailers to schools, as well as his willingness to direct quality tournaments with teams from over 40 schools.

Congratulations, Coach Rutsky and Nicholas, and thank you for your work!