Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:30 am

Hosts in areas with numerous quizbowl-less community colleges should read this thread and reach out to those schools - you might be surprised at what you find.
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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by bmcke » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:07 am

MicroEStudent in his thread wrote:4 team playoff bracket and 2 team consolation bracket.
Is this optimal? We're expecting a field of 6 teams at the Ottawa site tomorrow, and after the round-robin, I might rather just do two brackets of 3 each with byes. What's the best way to do this, HSQB?:
- having two byes per playoff round
- having "exhibition games" between teams on bye in two different brackets
- having the same two teams play each other three times in a row
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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by Susan » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:16 am

bmcke wrote:
MicroEStudent in his thread wrote:4 team playoff bracket and 2 team consolation bracket.
Is this optimal? We're expecting a field of 6 teams at the Ottawa site tomorrow, and after the round-robin, I might rather just do two brackets of 3 each with byes. What's the best way to do this, HSQB?:
- having two byes per playoff round
- having "exhibition games" between teams on bye in two different brackets
- having the same two teams play each other three times in a row
If you can be very sure that no one will screw up and read the wrong packet and if you're willing to let ties stand, you could always just do a double round robin. Actually, rereading the thread, it looks like Andrew would prefer teams to run a format that includes a final; if that remains an absolute requirement I think I'd go for the option with exhibition games since no one likes a 4:1 game:bye ratio or playing the same opponent three times in a row.
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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:51 pm

At the Duke site they basically let ties stand so there could be more rounds. After all this is a novice tournament geared towards getting young players game time experience more than anything, so I'd say letting everyone have 10 games is optimal.
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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by Pilgrim » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:44 pm

Is this set going to be posted? (Or is it already up somewhere that I don't know about?)
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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Pilgrim wrote:Is this set going to be posted? (Or is it already up somewhere that I don't know about?)
http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/a ... ACFNovice/
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Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Post by theMoMA » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:13 pm

Discussion will be made public sometime this weekend when I have a chance to get everything sorted out and can take the time to appropriately thank everyone who made the tournament possible. Until then, comment away in the private forum.
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