VCU Last-Minute Tournament
|Champion||Thomas Jefferson A|
|Fourth||Maggie Walker A|
|High scorer||Dan Puma, Gonzaga|
|Site||The Collegiate School, Richmond, VA|
The VCU Last-Minute Tournament was a high school tournament on NAQT IS-74, held on February 23, 2008 under the auspices of the VCU quizbowl team and on the grounds of The Collegiate School. The tournament is so named because it was organized on thirteen days' notice to provide an event for teams to play on that date following the cancellation of the Cavalier Open due to "unforeseen logistical issues."
After suffering a loss to their own B team in the playoffs, Thomas Jefferson A won three straight elimination games (a tiebreaker over Dorman B and both parts of a disadvantaged finals series against Dorman A) to win the tournament.
This was effectively the "zeroth" incarnation of the VCU Spring Tournament, which has been held by VCU around the same date ever since. It was also the first event hosted by VCU in conjunction with Collegiate; VCU has hosted an average of one tournament a year there since.