Academic Enterprises

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A Lexington, Kentucky-based company which sold buzzer systems, operated the Stars 2000 National Academic Tournament, and ran a tournament for elementary and middle school all-star teams, from 1989 to 1991. Computer programmer John Ramsey and his wife, former Lexington Junior High School quizbowl coach Virginia Ramsey, operated the organization. The company was over twenty thousand dollars in debt following its 1991 tournaments and did not award several promised prizes to tournament winners, leading to a series of lawsuits and the last-minute cancellation of its 1992 events, after which Academic Enterprises disappeared from the quizbowl scene.