Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

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Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by ShorterPearson » Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:38 pm

Shorter Academic Bowl, your Southeastern leader in quality tournaments that are announced entirely too late, is proud to be a host for the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice tournament on October 2, 2010 at Shorter University, in Rome, GA.

We will conduct registration in the Minor Fine Arts building between 9:00 AM and 10:00 AM, with a general meeting to happen at 10:00 in the Chorale Room in Minor Fine Arts and games to begin immediately after. The tournament editors have asked us to arrange a schedule that would assure conclusion before 5:00 PM, and we will respect that request.

Our fee schedule for the tournament is as follows:
Per the editors, teams will play for $15 per player; the base fee is (obviously) $60 for a team of 4.
We will discount you for buzzers and moderators brought a reasonable amount; however, since I've never dealt with a per-player fee before, I'm still figuring out a reasonable amount. Ask. We'll be fair, and you'll feel like we're fair.

These are the "novice" rules for the tournament, again per the editors:
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:
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.

(We have already had a request from someone outside these standards to compete; I would very much like to arrange a schedule that would let as many people play as want to, but only have the eligible novice teams compete for prizes. We'll arrange the schedule appropriately. Remember that the purpose of the tournament is introducing collegiate novices to quizbowl.)

The tournament director will be Chuck Pearson, assisted by Whitney Richert and Jeffrey Rice. The Shorter Academic Bowl e-mail is shorterab@gmail.com; my personal e-mail is cpearson@shorter.edu. (I can be Facebooked as well.) Bug the tar out of us and keep us honest.

We look forward to seeing you in October!
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:01 pm

Assuming you go through with letting people outside the criteria play, but only those who meet the criteria be eligible for prizes, I'd love to drive down and play this assuming I don't have to work. I should know whether or not I have to work on that day within the next couple weeks or so.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:05 pm

49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:Assuming you go through with letting people outside the criteria play, but only those who meet the criteria be eligible for prizes, I'd love to drive down and play this assuming I don't have to work. I should know whether or not I have to work on that day within the next couple weeks or so.
This sounds like a job for emailing Andrew hart for an eligibility request!
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:54 pm

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:Assuming you go through with letting people outside the criteria play, but only those who meet the criteria be eligible for prizes, I'd love to drive down and play this assuming I don't have to work. I should know whether or not I have to work on that day within the next couple weeks or so.
This sounds like a job for emailing Andrew hart for an eligibility request!
I think I meet 3 out of the 4 other criteria George, the only exception being winning a College Tournament. I figure that would definitely knock me out of the eligibility party quick. Unless playing solo had some affect on it of course. However, I will try to send an e-mail shortly just to see.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:06 pm

49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:
Frater Taciturnus wrote:
49-Mile Scenic Drive wrote:Assuming you go through with letting people outside the criteria play, but only those who meet the criteria be eligible for prizes, I'd love to drive down and play this assuming I don't have to work. I should know whether or not I have to work on that day within the next couple weeks or so.
This sounds like a job for emailing Andrew hart for an eligibility request!
I think I meet 3 out of the 4 other criteria George, the only exception being winning a College Tournament. I figure that would definitely knock me out of the eligibility party quick. Unless playing solo had some affect on it of course. However, I will try to send an e-mail shortly just to see.
Well andrew had said that people who felt they should be allowed to play but were ruled out by a requirement should email him, hence the post.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:08 pm

Oh gotcha, I'm emailing him as we speak
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Thu Sep 09, 2010 1:58 pm

Alabama is interested in attending this event. I don't know how many teams we'll have yet, but I'm sure it'll be at least one.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by Cooper98 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:15 pm

DarkMatter wrote:Alabama is interested in attending this event. I don't know how many teams we'll have yet, but I'm sure it'll be at least one.
I dunno if we'll have any Jake. That's the weekend of the Florida game.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:28 am

I hope GT can send at least one team.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:25 pm

Cooper98 wrote:
DarkMatter wrote:Alabama is interested in attending this event. I don't know how many teams we'll have yet, but I'm sure it'll be at least one.
I dunno if we'll have any Jake. That's the weekend of the Florida game.
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Post by ShorterPearson » Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:38 pm

Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

I have a confirmation of Mark Morris (playing solo, I believe)...and, apart from a house team of freshmen and sophomores, that's the field.

I appreciate the interest that's been informally shown, but at a certain point, I need to know who's coming. Alabama and GT people especially, if you have a team coming, please send e-mail (cpearson@shorter.edu or shorterab@gmail.com). If you have an interest and just need more info, drop the note to me specifically (cpearson@shorter.edu) and I'll talk to you.

Many thanks.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by Cooper98 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:42 am

ShorterPearson wrote:Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

I have a confirmation of Mark Morris (playing solo, I believe)...and, apart from a house team of freshmen and sophomores, that's the field.

I appreciate the interest that's been informally shown, but at a certain point, I need to know who's coming. Alabama and GT people especially, if you have a team coming, please send e-mail (cpearson@shorter.edu or shorterab@gmail.com). If you have an interest and just need more info, drop the note to me specifically (cpearson@shorter.edu) and I'll talk to you.

Many thanks.

Alabama won't be attending due to lack of funds. We will attempt to go to your future tournaments though. I myself am fond of Rome, Georgia.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:07 am

I don't think GT will be able to field a team since the majority of our recruits seem to have disappeared.
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Post by ShorterPearson » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:28 pm

At T-minus-one-week to tournament, the official field is Morris (solo), Shorter, and Auburn-Montgomery (welcome!).

This is almost certain to be the lowest-key tournament in the history of quiz bowl. We fully intend to have a good time.

It is absolutely not too late to join us. Send e-mail to cpearson@shorter.edu if you're interested.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Shorter (10/02/10)

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Sat Oct 09, 2010 12:36 am

Since I finally have some time on the boards and remembered about this, I'll post the quick results.

1st - Snead State (Myself) *
t2nd - Alabama (Rob Palmer) *
t2nd - Shorter University
4th - AUM

Individuals:

1st- Mark Morris
2nd- Robert Palmer
3rd - Eli from Shorter
4th - Will (I think?) from AUM

We played 6 rounds followed by an exhibition round featuring AUM's coach, Jake Sundberg, and a grad student from AUM in addition to the top scorers. I'd like to thank Chuck for a very enjoyable tournament, and not to mention thank him tremendously for buying our lunch. I look forward to coming back to Shorter for future tournaments. Chuck kept stats and I'm sure will post them when he gets a chance.
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Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:29 am

Are stats for this mirror available at this point?
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