This event will be held in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), located at 100 Wall Street, New Haven, CT. Many Yale parking lots within 2-3 blocks of WLH are open to the public on weekends for free, including Lots 51, 77, 78, and 78W as indicated on this map. Street parking is also generally available, as is garage parking in the Grove Street and Audubon Court garages as indicated on this map.
People arriving at New Haven Union Station can either take a taxi to campus (this will cost about $8; call 203-777-7777 if there are no cabs in sight), walk to campus (it's a bit over a mile), or ride the Yale Shuttle, which departs Union Station at approximately 40 minutes after the hour, every hour. If you take the Shuttle, you should disembark after approximately 20 minutes at Broadway and York, and then walk north on York St to Wall St and east to WLH. For further information about transportation logistics, contact me at <[email protected]>.
We plan to start the tournament at
Registering for this tournament:
In order to register for this tournament, you must email me at <[email protected]>. In your email, please include 1.) the number of teams you will be bringing; 2.) any discounts you plan to qualify for; 3.) an email address to which I should direct tournament-related correspondence; and 4.) a phone number at which your team can be contacted on the day of the tournament. You can revise this information as necessary by sending me further emails. New registrations will be accepted until noon on Friday, October 5.
This tournament is a standard closed-eligibility tournament, in the sense that all participants must play on a team with other players enrolled at their educational institution (middle school, high school, or college). Essentially, we will be following ACF eligibility rules, as described in section C of the Official ACF Rules. Contact me at <[email protected]> if you are unsure about your eligibility for this tournament.
Base fee: $120 per team.
Buzzer discount*: -$5 per buzzer system that has at least eight working buzzers
Moderator discount**: -$10 per competent, English-speaking moderator
Travel discount: -$10 per 180 miles traveled one way according to Google Maps
Minimum fee per team: $80
UPDATE: All teams from schools that are new to quizbowl (i.e. have not played a quizbowl tournament in the past 4 years) will pay only the minimum per-team fee of $80. If you think your school is "new" to quizbowl despite having played a quizbowl tournament in the past 4 years, let me know and we'll see what we can do.
* we have at most two working buzzer systems and as such are very much in need of working buzzer systems. Nobody likes playing slapbowl, so if you have a buzzer system, please bring it.
** we have enough moderators to run this tournament, but any outside moderators will be very much appreciated nonetheless.
If this fee schedule would cause financial hardship for your team, please contact me and we'll work something out.
NOTE: If you plan to pay for this tournament by check, the check must be made out to "Y. Student Academic Competitions". Do not make checks payable to "Yale Student Academic Competitions".
If you have other questions or concerns about this tournament, post here or contact me at <[email protected]>.
Field: 18/20 (capped due to the number of game rooms available to us); 12 buzzers, 3 non-Yale moderators
Yale house (1, 2 buzzers)
Columbia (1, 1 buzzer)
UConn (2, 1 buzzer)
Stony Brook (1, 1 buzzer)
Williams (1, 1 buzzer)
"University of Hamden" (1)
City College of New York (1)
Brown (1, 1 moderator)
RPI (1, 1 buzzer)
Penn (2, 1 buzzer, 1 Eric)
NYU (2, 1 buzzer, 1 Mirza)
Harvard (1, 3 buzzers)
Stony Brook (1 more)