Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

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Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by eliza.grames » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:20 am

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will be hosting a mirror Collegiate Novice on Saturday, September 14 2011. This tournament is accessible to all players, regardless of experience, and is aimed especially at new collegiate players in their freshman or sophomore years. Gaurav Kandlikar will be TDing things the day of the tournament, but any questions up til that point may be directed to me.

Location and Time: This event will take place in Blegen Hall on the West Bank of the U of M campus. The tournament will start at 9:00 am, with registration running from 8:15-8:45 in Blegen Hall Room 5.

Eligibility: The following eligibility requirements apply to everyone; special permission to play must be requested from the head editor Andrew Hart (hartam@gmail.com).
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). Time in a post-secondary high school program does not count.
ii. If you were ever on a playoff or top-bracket 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.

Costs and Discounts:
Base fee: $15/player ($60 for a 4-player team)
Buzzer: -$5
Moderator: -$10
Travel: -$10 if over 200 miles by Google maps
Minimum fee: $5/player

Registration: Contact me at quizbowl@umn.edu to register a team.

Field:
Minnesota (3)
Minnesota Morris (1)
Carleton (2)
UST (1)
Augustana (1)
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/17)

Post by OctagonJoe » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:43 am

Any chance of this getting pushed back a week?
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/17)

Post by eliza.grames » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:58 am

To Saturday, September 24? It's a possibility - I'd have to find a willing TD because I'm not available that day. I'll talk to Gaurav and see if he'd be willing to do it then and let you know.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/17)

Post by eliza.grames » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:19 pm

This tournament has been moved to Saturday, September 24 with Gaurav Kandlikar TDing things. Registrations can still be sent to me at quizbowl@umn.edu, and all information aside from the date will remain the same.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by Coelacanth » Thu Jul 28, 2011 2:12 pm

If you are running this on the 24th, I'd strongly encourage you to run it as early in the day as possible. Campus will start to be overrun by Bison in the mid-to-late afternoon.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by eliza.grames » Thu Jul 28, 2011 5:24 pm

Coffman doesn't open until 8:00 am, so we'll try to get the tournament started at 9:00 am, before football fans overrun campus.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by DLSqb10 » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:13 am

St. Thomas will probably do this, can't say for sure yet since i'm not officially in charge. I'll probably help staff and bring a buzzer.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by eliza.grames » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:11 am

The location for this has changed to Blegen Hall, which is now reflected in the original post.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by CaptainSwing » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:57 am

I can also help staff.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:11 am

This tournament is under way. Stats can be found here. I'll probably be updating those every round for anyone interested.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at Minnesota (9/24)

Post by gaurav.kandlikar » Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:03 pm

Minnesota A defeated Minnesota C twice in an undavantaged final to win this tournament. Final combined stats can be found here.

Thanks to all teams who made it to this tournament. I hope everyone had a good day. I saw some impressive stat lines from everyone who played today, and I hope to see everyone continue to play collegiate quizbowl.

Thanks to Mike Cheyne, Robin Heinonen, Matt Hart, Kelsey McCoy, Cresston Gackle, Michael McLaughlin, and Carsten Gehring for staffing. Thanks to Andrew and co. for producing a really good set. Remember that these questions are being used in the upcoming weekends, so if you have any specific comments, you can email Andrew Hart or gain access to the private discussion forum and discuss there.

edited to make sense.
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