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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 registration form via email, mail the form(s) and the check* to the address shown.
You're always welcome to email GATA telling us the check is on the way.

*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.
All forms and checks are due by the delivery of mail one week before each event!
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. 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!

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 GATA Coaches Conference n/a August 24, 2019 Mary Persons HS Open to All 
 GATA Fall North (must attend closest site) TBD September 28, 2019 The Marist School Novice/Junior Varsity/Varsity 
 GATA Fall South (must attend closest site) TBD September 28, 2019 Mary Persons HS Novice/Junior Varsity/Varsity 
 GATA Fall MS Kick-off (30 team hard cap)  September 28, 2019 Chamblee MS Novice 
 GATA Winter North TBD February 15, 2020 Apalachee HS Junior Varsity/Varsity 
 GATA Winter Nationals   February 15, 2020 Apalachee HS Varsity 
 GATA Winter South TBD February 15, 2020 Mary Persons HS Junior Varsity/Varsity 
 GATA Middle School State Championship TBD February 22, 2020 Collins Hill HS Middle School 
 GATA Junior Varsity State Championship TBD March 7, 2020  Junior Varsity 
 GATA Varsity State Championship TBD March 21, 2020   Varsity 
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