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VCU Novice Global Announcement

Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:30 pm

VCU is pleased to announce VCU Novice, a set in the style of EACN and ICCS. As such, it is a novice level event that can be run from mid-September to mid-October.

Details
VCU Novice’s distribution accords with previous novice iterations and other easy events—minor variations from the ACF distribution include 1/1 World Lit + “Other” Lit, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Social Science + Philosophy, 1/1 Geography + Current Events, 1/1 Trash. Each packet is 21/21, including a tiebreaker tossup that is academic in nature.

Question length and difficulty is in line with ICCS and the various iterations of EACN.

Unlike EACN and ICCS, VCU Novice has 13 packets. This is intended so that sites may play a finals—something that is required to mirror this set. Given the question length, we don’t anticipate this will cause any issues with time. We’ll provide any help you need with scheduling—simply drop Cody Voight an e-mail at voightac@gmail.com with number of teams and any other constraints you have.

Cost
The mirror fee for VCU Novice is $6 per player. Hosts are allowed to charge up to $20 per player. Hosts are encouraged to keep costs as low as feasible in order to allow wider participation.

Eligibility
We’re using a slightly modified version of Andrew Hart’s eligibility rules for EACN, with changes in italics:
Andrew Hart wrote:
  1. All ACF eligibility rules apply, except when they contradict the rules below.
  2. This is a tournament for introducing collegiate novices to quizbowl. Consequently, no high school teams or players are eligible.
  3. Anyone (who does not break Rules 1 or 2) who has never played quizbowl before is automatically eligible. Other academic competition does not count as quizbowl for this rule.
  4. Players meeting one or more of the following criteria must apply to the head editor for special permission to play:
    1. If you have already completed your second year of college (calculated from time in college, not credits). Time in a post-secondary high school program does not count.
    2. If you have ever finished in the top 20 in scoring at PACE NSC or top 35 in scoring at NAQT HSNCT, or played on a team that finished in the top 16 at NSC or t-21 at HSNCT.
    3. If you ever lead a team in scoring that made it beyond the first round of the HSNCT playoffs, or lead a team in scoring that made the top playoff bracket of NSC [the last two years, this has been the top 24 teams].
    4. If you have ever scored at least 30 points per game at any college tournament.
    5. If you have ever won any college tournament.
  5. Anyone who does not fall into any of the four categories listed in Rule 4 is automatically eligible to play.
  6. Even if one of the rule 4 categories applies to you, you may still be able to play! Email Cody Voight at voightac@gmail.com to apply for special dispensation. To apply: 1) state which of the rule 4 points would render you otherwise ineligible; 2) list when and how you achieved any of the accomplishments that led to your being otherwise ineligible; and 3) state succinctly why you want to play.


Mirrors
Nick Karas will be helping set up mirrors for VCU Novice. Please e-mail Nick at njsking@hotmail.com, as well as me at boughnernj@mymail.vcu.edu, to request a mirror. Mirrors may be run from September 12th through October 10th, with special dispensation available for later mirrors if requested.
Last edited by Boughnerence and Repetition on Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:46 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:22 am

Mirrors
09/12/15- VCU Novice at Georgia
09/19/15 - VCU Novice at Cornell
09/26/15 - VCU Novice at Kentucky
09/26/15 - VCU Novice at Maryland
09/26/15 - VCU Novice at Carnegie Mellon
09/26/15 - VCU Novice at Waterloo
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at VCU
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Carleton University
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Carleton College
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Michigan
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Central Oklahoma
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Louisiana Tech
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at UT Austin
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Berkeley
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at WUSTL
10/03/15 - VCU Novice at Arizona State University
10/10/15 - VCU Novice at University of Washington
10/10/15 - VCU Novice at Chicago
10/10/15 - VCU Novice at Florida Gateway College
10/10/15 - VCU Novice at Northeastern
?? - VCU Novice at Arizona State
?? - VCU Novice at Oxford
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Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:18 pm

Nate, I emailed you and Nick an intention to mirror; your address bounced.

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:05 pm

The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:Nate, I emailed you and Nick an intention to mirror; your address bounced.


It should be fixed now.

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:22 pm

I've heard there might be a Florida mirror hosted by one of the local CCs.

We'll likely have some younger players interested in playing. Given how little most CC coaches use the boards, I was curious if maybe the VCU folks had any information on this.

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:02 pm

The coach at Gateway College (a CC in Lake City, FL) is very interested in hosting and will be in touch with Nick and Nate, I'm sure.

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Tue Aug 04, 2015 11:55 am

Thank You Chris! We got Gateway in there.

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:49 am

Will this set be posted?

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:59 pm

swaymun.shahee wrote:Will this set be posted?

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:50 pm

There are further mirrors, so not yet.
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