To register for Collegiate Novice 2 at Yale, email me at REDACTED, specifying the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you'll be bringing. If you have other questions about the event, you can feel free to email me as well.
Posts in this thread which "express interest" do not count as official registrations.
The cost for Collegiate Novice 2 is $15 per player. A school may bring any number of players, who will compete on teams of up to four.
We're also offering a $5 discount for each buzzer set that a team brings. If your team is bringing an experienced moderator, we can offer up to one $5 discount.
Checks made out to Y. Student Academic Competitions (not "Yale Student Academic Competitions") can be sent out to YSAC, P.O. Box 204600, New Haven, CT 06520 or given to us on the day of the tournament.
Location and Time
The tournament will take place on the main campus of Yale University in New Haven, CT, in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH). To facilitate travel, we plan to hold registration a little later than usual (between 9 and 9:30 AM), with games beginning at 9:45. Regardless, do not be late! We plan to be completely finished with the tournament at 4 PM, and can only do this if everyone is punctual.
The exact schedule will depend on the final number of teams in the field. If 20 teams show on Saturday, the schedule will be as follows. Teams will be split into two brackets of ten, which will each play a round-robin of nine games against the other teams in their bracket. The first five games will be played in the morning, after which the tournament will pause for an hour-long lunch break. Rounds 6 through 9 will continue after lunch. Once round 9 is finished, teams will be ranked within their bracket by win-loss record, with points per game breaking ties between teams with the same record. The first ranked team in one bracket will then play the first-ranked team in the other for 1st and 2nd place in a one-game final; all other teams ranked the same will play for the next set of two places in the same manner.
Given that there's a possibility of several new or revived teams forming in the area, led by players that meet criterion ii in particular, I strongly encourage anyone who's thinking about bringing a new team to email Andrew Hart (email@example.com) asking for the exemptions that they think would work best.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.
Stony Brook (1)
Yale house (4)
Total: 18 teams
We hope to see you on the 17th!