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Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:50 pm
by bmcke
The University of Ottawa is hosting a mirror of the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice tournament (presented by ACF) on October 2, 2010. The tournament will begin at 10 a.m., and it will take place on the U of Ottawa campus on the 2nd floor of the Brooks building.

Fee Structure
- The base fee for the tournament is $15/player ($60 for a team of four).
- $10 discount for teams from schools 100 km or further from the U of Ottawa.
- $5 discount for each staffer you bring.
- $15 discount for each working set of buzzers you bring.
- The minimum fee is $5/player.

What to expect
- A team is up to four players from the same school.
- Each round is 20 tossups and up to 20 bonuses [1].
- Every team will play at least seven rounds of quizbowl, and the top teams will play off in a final.
- Including a lunch break and an informal prize ceremony, we'll be finished by 5 p.m. at the latest.

Who is eligible to play?
The Head Editor wrote:1. All ACF eligibility rules apply [2], 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:
i. If you have already completed your second year of college (calculated from time in college, not credits).
ii. If you were ever on a playoff team at NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC.
iii. If you have ever scored at least 30 points per game at any college tournament.
iv. 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.
If someone is interested but ineligible to play, they can follow the instructions in this announcement to apply for an exemption.

To register a team, or if you have any questions, you can contact Britney Castleman at [email protected] or Brendan McKendy at [email protected].

Ottawa (6 teams)

[1] This document is a good explanation of how tossups and bonuses work.
[2] ACF eligibility rules are in section C of this document. Their main function is that they require you to legitimately attend whichever school you play for.

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:48 am
by bsmith
bmcke wrote:in a building TBA.
I am 99% sure it will be Brooks, which is available that day and is pretty much the only place left on campus with chairs and tables that aren't bolted down.

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:14 pm
by bmcke
This tournament happened. It was pretty good.

The field was six teams from the University of Ottawa. The Rhinos (Dylan, Kathy, Jeff) went 8-0 and defeated the Turtles (Chris, Radu, Thea) in the final. Top scorers were Aaron (Tigers), Jeff (Rhinos), Ian (Giraffes), and Radu (Turtles).

Staff from UOttawa and Lisgar were top notch. Ben will be posting stats tonight or tomorrow.

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:41 pm
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
I'd like to thank Brendan McKendy for organizing this event. Without him none of this would've been possible. There were some close matches between the teams, and I had a lot of fun staffing this. Can't wait to see the stats.

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:39 pm
by bsmith
Stats: ... dings.html

All teams are Ottawa. Round 9 is a final. There were exhibition matches between the bye teams in the playoff RR which are not included in the stats.