AB State Championship Information

Congratulations on advancing to the PAGE Academic Bowl for Middle Grades State Championship competition! Click here for a list of invited teams (Regional Winners).

Please return the following by the date indicated:

Legislator Invitation/Instructions – Word docx

Map – pdf with parking/entrances labeled

GCSU’s website

 

DATE:               Saturday, January 26, 2019

LOCATION:       Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville GA – Arts & Sciences Building
(there is not a street address – the A&S Building is on a quad, please refer to the directions below and downloadable map for parking and building location)

TIME:
Registration:        8:00 – 8:40 am (A&S Lobby)
Orientation:         8:45 (A&S Auditorium)
Competition:        Immediately following Orientation

We hope to be through with the morning rounds by 12:30 and the afternoon rounds by 4:00 (at the very latest).

DIRECTIONS:   

From Atlanta (heading east): Take 1-20 East to Exit 114 (Madison). Turn right onto Highway 441 South. Follow Highway 441 South to Milledgeville (about 45 miles). Entering Milledgeville, continue straight so that you follow the business section of Hwy. 441 to W Thomas Street. Turn left.  Car Parking lot is on the right, just after N Liberty St.

From Atlanta (heading south): Take I-75 South and use either Exit 212 or Exit 205 to travel to Jackson, Georgia. In Jackson, take Highway 16 to Monticello, then Highway 212 to Milledgeville. Highway 212 ends at Highway 22. Turn left (Glynn St).  Turn left on W Thomas St.  Car Parking lot is on the right just after N Liberty St.

From Macon: Take Highway 49 to Georgia College & State University.  You will be on W Hancock St.   Turn left on N Clark St.  Turn right on W Thomas St.  Car Parking lot is on the right just after N Liberty St.

From Augusta or Columbia, S.C.: Take 1-20 West, exit at Camak (Exit 165), follow Route 80 to Warrenton, Highway 16 to Sparta, and Highway 22 to Milledgeville.  Turn right on N Wilkinson St.  Turn left on W Thomas St.  Car Parking lot is on the left just before N Liberty St.

From Savannah: Take I-16 West, Exit Highway 441 North at Dublin. Follow 441 North to Highway 49 and turn right (W Hancock St).  Turn left on N Clark St.  Turn right on W Thomas St.  Car Parking lot will be on the right just after N Liberty St.

PARKING/FINDING A&S BUILDING:     After parking in the W Thomas St lot:  walk across Montgomery St and follow the brick path to the Auditorium entrance to the A&S building.  (A downloadable map of campus is above.)

Buses should park in the lot behind the Kilpatrick Building – entrance on W Thomas just past the lot for cars.

COMPETITION FORMAT:     Twenty-four(24) teams have been invited to compete at the State Championship competition. A random drawing will divide these teams into four divisions, I, II, III and IV. There will be five regular rounds of competition in the morning. At the end of the regular rounds the top two teams from each division will be seeded based on their win/loss record (and total points if needed). We will break for lunch. After lunch we will conclude with a 3 round single-elimination competition (with a consolation bracket – all 8 teams play all 3 rounds). The championship match will be held on stage. Awards will be given for all 8 teams participating in the final rounds.

ACCOMODATIONS:     If you would like to spend the night (which is highly recommended for teams traveling more than two hours), you will need to make your own arrangements. Here is a link to the Milledgeville Convention and Visitors Bureau website. Hotels are found under the Hotels tab at the top of the page.

FOOD:     Due to our venue there will not be any food available for sale during competition. You may bring bottled water and nutritious snacks for your team, but please note that the college does not allow open food or beverages in the A&S auditorium.

LUNCH:     We will break for lunch after the morning rounds. You may eat in the GCSU cafeteria (we have reserved the University Dining Room) or anywhere in town. If you wish to eat in the cafeteria the price per person is $9.69 plus tax. Please pay as a group if possible. They can accept cash and credit card payments. The campus CFA and Subway will also be open.
IF YOU ARE TAX EXEMPT AND PLANNING TO EAT IN THE CAFETERIA:     Please email antonio.simmons@gcsu.edu no later than Wednesday, January 23. Include your Tax ID#, estimated head count and that you will be attending the PAGE Academic Bowl on January 26th. You WILL HAVE TO PAY TAX at the door if you do not contact Antonio by Wednesday, January 23.

PLEASE NOTE:     Young children (below 4th grade) will not be allowed in the competition rooms. Please advise parents of this restriction. The spectators guide can be found on page 3 of the PAGE Academic Bowl manual. It is possible that the PAGE video crew will be on site. If so, we will ask some coaches if we may videotape/photograph a few rounds of competition. Spectators will not be allowed to videotape or take pictures in the competition rooms.

Depending on the size of the competition rooms, and the number of spectators, we may limit the number of spectators allowed to view each round.

IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO STAFF A LARGE COMPETITION WITH EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEERS.  WE REQUEST THAT EACH TEAM BRING AN EXPERIENCED ADULT VOLUNTEER WILLING TO ASSIST WITH THE COMPETITION AS A READER, TIMER OR JUDGE. (This is “just in case,” and training will be provided.)

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BUZZER SYSTEM AND STOPWATCH!

Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to the competition on January 26!

Michelle Crawford, State Coordinator
404-414-3041 (direct)
mcrawford@pageinc.org