FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 5th annual Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT) will take place on Yale's campus on October 10, 2009. The tournament, which will be untimed, will be run on an NAQT A-level packet set using NAQT rules. The tournament will use IS-89A, for which we have geographic exclusivity for the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York. Of the two high school tournaments that Yale has annually hosted, FAcT is a little more relaxed and serves as a great fall tune-up.

Teams that finish in the top fifteen percent of the field will automatically qualify for NAQT’s 2010 High School Nation Championship Tournament (HSNCT). FAcT is also a Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE)-affiliated event, which allow teams to qualify for their National Scholastics Championship.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the first round beginning by 9:30 AM. Fees and registration information for the tournament is as follows:

Base fee: $80
Working buzzer system: -$10 each
Moderator: -$5 each
Additional teams: -$5 each
(-$5 second team, -$10 third team, etc.)
Minimum fee per team: $60

Checks made out to Y. Student Academic Competitions (not Yale Student Academic Competitions) can be sent out to YSAC, P.O. Box 207092, New Haven, CT 06520 or given to us on the day of the tournament.

If you would like to register your high school or have any questions about FAcT, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you on the 10th.

Sincerely,

Aaron Sin
President, Yale Student Academic Competitions

P.S. We plan to hold Bulldog High School Academic Tournament (BHSAT) XIX in Spring 2010. BHSAT is entirely written and edited by Yale Student Academic Competitions, and regularly attracts teams from across the nation. We will let you know more details (including, but not limited to, an exact date) later this fall.
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Edits: Tournament date has been changed to Saturday, October 10th. FAcT V will use NAQT's IS-89A and is also now a PACE-affiliated tournament.
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Are you aware that this is an SAT Date?
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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I am aware that it is. However, the 17th is a PSAT test day, and after weighing that conflict as well as others within the quizbowl schedule, we decided the 10th would be the better day.
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Aaron,

The affiliation with PACE is great news.

Meanwhile, any news on the field that is interested or that has in fact already registered?
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Stuyvesant is interested. So the cost for the second team will be $70 and the first team, $80? A total of $150? Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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1 or 2 teams, 3 buzzers, 1 moderator
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Latest field update:

North Babylon High School (2)
Saint Joseph's High School (2)
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
Kellenberg Memorial HS (1-2)
Norwich Free Academy (1-2)
Newtown High School (1)
New Milford High School (tentatively 1)
Stuyvesant (2)
Byram Hills (2)
Suffield (2)
Cheshire (1)
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Iamrebel wrote:Stuyvesant is interested. So the cost for the second team will be $70 and the first team, $80? A total of $150? Correct me if I'm wrong.
The discounts are for each additional team, so for two teams it would be $80 + $75 = $155, plus any discounts for moderators and/or buzzers.
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Registration for FAcT V is still open and there are spots remaining for interested schools. If you would like to sign up, please contact me [[email protected]] by this Friday. The absolute deadline for registration is Monday, October 5th.

As of 9/30, the field stands as follows:
Kellenberg Memorial HS (1-2)
Norwich Free Academy (1)
White Plains (2)
Newtown HS (1-2)
Northampton HS (1-2)
Cheshire HS (1)
North Babylon HS (2)
Saint Joseph's HS (2)
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
Stuyvesant HS (2)
Byram Hills HS (2)
New Milford HS (1)
Suffield HS (2)
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Aaron,

Please add Seton Hall Prep to the list. Definitely 1 team, 2 buzzers, and 1 moderator. I may be able to bring up to 3 additional teams. (I am beating the bushes this weekend!)
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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This is the final field for FAcT V:
Norwich Free Academy-1
Newtown High School-2
New Milford HS-1
Suffield HS-2
Cheshire High School-2
Terryville HS-1
Saint Joseph’s High School-2
Half Hollow Hills HS West-2
Kellenberg Memorial HS-3
Byram Hills HS-2
White Plains HS-2

FAcT V will take place this Saturday, October 10, 2009 on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT. As mentioned before, we would like to start tournament play at 9:30 AM sharp. Registration will begin at 8:30 AM in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH) 119, with tournament play taking place in the same building.

The tournament, which will be untimed, will be run on NAQT A-level packet IS-89A using NAQT rules. Teams that finish in the top fifteen percent of the field will automatically qualify for NAQT’s 2010 High School Nation Championship Tournament (HSNCT). Since FAcT V is a PACE-affiliated event, teams can also qualify for their National Scholastics Championship.
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Heard there were some prelim bracketing problems in this tournament. Any results?

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There were no preliminary bracketing issues at this tournament.

Stats will be posted shortly.
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Any updates on FAcT? Who won? Finished 2nd? Any stats? It's been almost a full week since stats were promised.
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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There were no preliminary bracketing issues at this tournament.

Stats will be posted shortly.
Great results post, or best ever?
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Chris---you're being mischievous!!!!!!!!!
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Re: FAcT V (10/10/09) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Sorry for the delay with stats for the tournament. All stats for both prelims and playoffs can now be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/fact2009.

After nine preliminary rounds in which teams were separated into two brackets, teams were rebracketed for three more playoffs rounds.

In the top bracket, Kellenberg A came out undefeated (12-0 overall) and Cheshire A finished second with one loss (11-1 overall).
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