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GATA relies solely on volunteer readers from attending schools and anyone who has had reading experience at quizbowl events. If you are interested in reader for GATA events, please email us and we will get you on the list. GATA offers lunch for all volunteer readers and will also sign off on any service hours for organizations.
GATA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting academic teams and promoting quality quiz bowl competition in Georgia.
In addition to our work supporting teams, GATA also hosts the tournaments listed below. If you would like to participate in one of these events...
How to register for GATA events
(effective after July 1, 2019):

1- Scroll down below to find your GATA event(s) and print off the form(s) below.

2- Fill out the registration link (must have a valid NAQT account to do so) before the registration deadline (which will not be extended)

3- Upon receipt of an invoice form GATA (please allow 24-48 hours), mail the invoice and the check* to the address shown.

*If you are submitting multiple forms, you can combine the fees all on one check.

3- Check the GATA Forum for periodic updates (when checks and form are received, the list is updated at that moment).

4- Practice. Practice. Practice. :)
 
5- Wait for the official event info email (usually emailed the Sunday or Monday before the event).
Each event costs $40 per team for GATAF and GATAW and $50 per team for the MS, JV and V Championships.  
All registration fees paid to GATA are non-refundable and non-transferable to other GATA events.
Online Registration now closes one week before each event at 11:59:59pm! Checks can then be mailed in when you submit the invoice and they'll get here when they get here.
Please make sure to include both a registration form AND a check when you register for all GATA events to prevent confusion upon delivery. Do not send a scan of the form as we tend to forget about these in the scramble to get things set up for the tournaments.
All GATA events will be played using these rules.
The results for all GATA events are listed on the "tournament schedule" page.

GATA events typically run from 9am to 3/330pm (with check-in beginning around 815am).
End times are approximate and depend on the size of the field and if your team plays any post lunch matches.


News and updates!
May 20, 2019
Yesterday, the GATA Board met in Atlanta to discuss the upcoming 2019-20 competition season. Among them:

1- The dates and most of the sites for all GATA events are listed below. We will link the registration material over the summer. Please remember that in order to register for GATA events, you must have an NAQT account (which is free) and you'll only be able to register that way. No more forms will be posted on this website and you cannot "save" spots. You must register on the web link below before the deadline, which will be ironclad. 

2- A new addition to the GATA schedule is the introduction of GATA Winter Nationals, to be held on the same date and same site as GATA Winter North. This event is geared for teams who meet two pieces of criteria:

a) they competed in the previous year's HSNCT and
b) they are already qualified for next year's HSNCT (up to February 1st). 

GATA Winter Nats will hopefully be using the NAQT D2 SCT set (pending NAQT approval). This will open up more spots in the regular GATA Winter North site and possibly qualify more teams for HSNCT via the wild card process (see below for an update). Over the summer, the coaches will be contacted that they have met the first level of criteria. 
 
3- While nothing is officially carved in stone, GATA is making an effort to hold the Varsity HS State Championship events in the Savannah area in 2021. It will have been eleven years since GATA State was held outside the usual areas. It may also be held earlier in the semester than usual (President's Day weekend) as opposed to the usual weekend in March. Again, nothing is official, but we felt the need to let this be known now to start planning for logistics. 

Until then.....good luck to the teams at HSNCT and enjoy the summer!

July 29, 2019
Welcome back to another season of GATA! The schedules for non-GATA and GATA events have been updated as much as they can be. If you need info changed, please email us. If you want to add an event, ditto. 

We can also add a little more clarity on the GATA Winter Nationals level tournament at Apalachee on February 15, 2020. Any team in the Varsity division that has not met the criteria to play in the Nationals division is welcome to "play up" into that division. As per NAQT policy, the HSNCT invites must come from the highest division if we divide the field based on skill level. That said, any team that wins the Varsity or JV tournaments can (and rightly should) apply for wild card status for HSNCT. 

August 19, 2019
GATA Season is almost upon us! Please see the links below to register for all GATA events. Some important things to keep in mind:
1- If you plan to bring multiple teams to GATAF, GATAW or GATAMS, you must register each team individually. That's an NAQT registration system thing on their end. We apologize in advance for any time consumed but we also know our emails will begin to blow up very soon so that's on us. 
2- For GATAJV and GATAV, every school will "sign up" for Division I. We will then take the list and sort schools by FTE to make the divisions. This is the easiest and least time consuming for all parties involved. 
2a- There will be a part of the registration for all GATA Events where you'll have to type in the reason you "belong in this event." You must type something in there . Type in whatever you feel like (fun fact, odes, cake recipes, suggestions to help fix the Braves bullpen). Even a space works. When you register for that event, we'll handle the rest on our end. 
2b- When you're done, click "request invoice" and we'll know you're done registering for that event. 
3- As always, feel free to email us letting us know what's up but keep in mind we'll be getting, on average, eleventy billion emails during the season so it may take a while to answer back. Leaving a voicemail on the GATA landline is probably the better bet. 
4- Above all....please be flexible and understanding as well all adjust to the new registration system. This is a great improvement over the old system

Aug 26, 2019
ICYMI here's the link to all the things discussed at the 2019 GATACon. Please let us know if you have any questions, The links are live! Registration closes Sep 21st or when the field is full so sign up!

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Results GATA Fall North (must attend closest site) 187A September 28, 2019 The Marist School Novice/Junior Varsity/Varsity 
Results GATA Fall South (must attend closest site) 187A September 28, 2019 Mary Persons HS Novice/Junior Varsity/Varsity 
Results GATA Fall MS Kick-off (30 team hard cap) 187A September 28, 2019 Chamblee MS Novice 
Registration Form (Closes Feb 8 or when full) GATA Winter North 190 February 15, 2020 Apalachee HS Junior Varsity/Varsity 
Registration Form (Closes Feb 8 or when full) GATA Winter Nationals Prep SCT Div II February 15, 2020 Apalachee HS Varsity 
Registration Form (Closes Feb 8 or when full) GATA Winter South 190 February 15, 2020 Veterans HS Junior Varsity/Varsity 
Registration Form (Closes Feb 15 or when full) GATA Middle School State Championship MS 34 February 22, 2020 Collins Hill HS Middle School 
Registration Form (Closes Feb 29) GATA Junior Varsity State Championship 193A March 7, 2020  Mary Persons HS Junior Varsity 
Registration Form (Closes Mar 14 GATA Varsity State Championship 192 March 21, 2020  Apalachee HS Varsity 
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