FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-159A)

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FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-159A)

Postby vinteuil » Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:04 pm

Due to a mixup with Yale's registrar, FAcT has been rescheduled to 15 October. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Yale Student Academic Competitions is happy to announce our twelfth annual Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT), to take place on Saturday, 15 October, 2016. The tournament will use untimed rounds of 20 tossups and bonuses each from NAQT's Introductory Invitational Series set IS-159A.

Contact Information
The day of the tournament, teams should contact Moses Kitakule. He can be reached at moses.kitakule@yale.edu or at 337.591.5501.

Location and Parking

In-person registration will begin at 8 A.M. with the aim of starting the opening meeting at 8:45 A.M. and the first round by 9 A.M. Teams are strongly encouraged to arrive at 7:45 A.M. to leave time to find parking. The tournament will be held at Yale's Watson Center, 60 Sachem Street in New Haven.

Many Yale parking lots within two to three blocks of campus are open to the public on weekends for free, including Lots 51, 77, 78, and 78W, shown here. Street parking is also available, as is garage parking in the Grove Street and Audubon Court garages.

Affiliations

Teams that finish in the top 15% of the field will automatically qualify for NAQT's 2017 HSNCT (High School National Championship Tournament), held on the weekend of May 27th in Dallas, Texas. We also expect to be certified by PACE, so that high-placing teams will qualify for the PACE NSC (National Scholastics Championship)

Registration

If you would like to register your high school for FAcT, please fill out this Google form. Please direct any questions to moses.kitakule@yale.edu.
We are capping the FAcT field at 24 teams, but will maintain a waiting list for teams beyond that. Spots will likely go quickly, so please register as soon as possible! Posts in this thread are fine for "expressing interest" but will not count as registrations. If registered teams indicate that they can bring enough staffers, we may be able to increase the field cap.

Payment

Base fee: $80
Base fee for additional teams (B-team, C-team, etc.): $75
Buzzer discount: -$5 per operative buzzer system with at least eight working buzzers
Moderator discount: -$10 per experienced scorekeeper or moderator
Minimum fee per school: $60

If you plan to pay by check, the check must be made out to “Y. Student Academic Competitions.” Do NOT make checks payable to “Yale Student Academic Competitions.” Checks should be given to us on the day of the tournament, or, if that's not possible, can be sent to:
Yale Student Academic Competitions
c/o Adam Fine
P.O. box #204759
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Please ignore any other addresses you may have on file.

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Team-Provided Staffers):
AMSA (3/2/0)
Avon (2/2/1)
Cardinal Spellman (1/1/0)
Conard (1/0/0)
Darien (2/1/0)
Emma Willard (1/0/0)
Gotham (2/0/0)
Greens Farms (2/0/1)
Kellenberg (3/4/1)
Middlesex Middle (1/2/1)
North Babylon (2/3/0)
Suffield (2/0/1)
Wheeler (2/0/0)

Total: (24/15/6) [10/12]

Yale also plans to host its annual BHSAT in February 2017. More details to follow in the coming months.
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; 9/17/16; IS-159A)

Postby kitakule » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:27 pm

If you are interested in signing up, please do so quickly; we still have lots of spots left and as the tournament nears they might fill up quite rapidly!
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; 9/17/16; IS-159A)

Postby kitakule » Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:36 pm

Updated team count as of 9/2:

Darien (4/1/0)
"Gotham" (2/0/0)
Middlesex (1/1-8/1)
Suffield (2/0/1)
Woodland (1/1/0)
Greens Farms (1/0/1)
AMSA (1/2/1)
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; 9/17/16; IS-159A)

Postby vinteuil » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:57 pm

The field is now 50% full—spots are going fast, so sign up soon!
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby vinteuil » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:13 am

Due to a mixup with Yale's registrar, FAcT has been rescheduled to 15 October. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby vinteuil » Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:26 pm

Apologies for the delay in updating the field—it's now updated. As you can see, the tournament is once again filling up quickly—sign up soon!
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby vinteuil » Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:03 pm

I've fixed the PO Box number in the original post—please update any number you might have on file.

Also, the field is now getting close to full—get those registrations in!
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby vinteuil » Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:08 pm

FAcT has been certified Platinum by PACE, which means that the top 25% of teams qualify for the PACE NSC this June. More details to follow.

In other news: the field is filling up! Get those registrations in if you don't want to be waitlisted.
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby vinteuil » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:24 pm

Due to staff constraints, we've decided to cap the field at 24, but we encourage all teams to continue to register, so they can be put on the waitlist. In the past, we've had many teams drop prior to the tournament, so waitlisted teams have a good chance of making it in.
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby vinteuil » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:15 pm

Congratulations to Darien A for defeating North Babylon in a true nail-biter to clear the field of FAcT XII! More details and stats to follow.
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Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-1

Postby High Dependency Unit » Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:46 pm

vinteuil wrote:Congratulations to Darien A for defeating North Babylon in a true nail-biter to clear the field of FAcT XII! More details and stats to follow.


Thank you to Yale for another wonderful tournament! Congratulations to North Babylon A, as well as Greens Farms A!
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