Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at NIU, 9/18

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Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at NIU, 9/18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:10 am

Hello all! I'm pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a mirror of Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament on Saturday, September 18th at the main DeKalb campus of Northern Illinois University.

As noted by the editors, the base fee will be $15 per player, so $60 for a standard team of 4.
Schools bringing a buzzer system will receive a $10 discount (one discount per school).
Schools bringing an approved moderator will receive a $15 discount (yes, this could mean a solo player plays for free) (one discount per school).

We're almost certain to receive rooms in our usual building, DuSable Hall. Assuming this is the case, we'll be starting registration at 9 AM and starting game 1 by 9:30. Parking is available in a free lot roughly two minutes' walk from DuSable, and driving directions will be emailed to teams as necessary. All teams are guaranteed seven games, though we'll likely end up guaranteeing more than that when we solidify a schedule.

Eligibility rules (lovingly stolen from Caleb Robbins, as noted by 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.

To register for the tournament, or if you have any questions, please email me at styxman42@gmail.com. See you in September!
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:13 am

styxman wrote: Schools bringing an approved moderator will receive a $15 discount (yes, this could mean a solo player plays for free) (one discount per school).
Minimum fee: $35
So, which of these is true?
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:37 am

Frater Taciturnus wrote:
styxman wrote: Schools bringing an approved moderator will receive a $15 discount (yes, this could mean a solo player plays for free) (one discount per school).
Minimum fee: $35
So, which of these is true?
Whoops - running on autopilot last night. (and why even put a minimum fee if it's just taking all possible discounts anyway?)
Thanks!
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by Edward Elric » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:46 pm

Since it seems that no one has signed up yet, put COD down as a maybe. I have to see if I can get work off that day.
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:04 pm

Oh hey, field updates are things that people like.

Registered (9 so far):

College of DuPage: The Mike Perovanovic Experience
Eureka College
Harper College (2, maybe 3 teams)
Kishwaukee CC
Joliet JC
Moraine Valley CC
Northern Illinois University (house team)
Oakton CC

Expressed interest:

Morton College
UIUC
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by Edward Elric » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:44 am

Hey Brad so i'm going to end up playing solo at this.
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by The Moviegoer » Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:56 pm

We will probably have at least one team at this
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Re: ACF Early Autumn Collegiate at NIU, 9/18

Post by Papa's in the House » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:27 pm

The Moviegoer wrote:We will probably have at least one team at this
We will be sending one team to this.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at NIU, 9/18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:29 pm

Saturday's tournament should, barring surprises, be a full round robin of ten teams:

College of DuPage: The Mike Perovanovic Experience
Eureka College
Harper College (2)
Kishwaukee CC
Joliet JC
Moraine Valley CC
Northern Illinois University (house team)
Oakton CC
University of Illinois

Wherein registration starts at 9:15 and Round 1 kicks off at 10 AM.
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at NIU, 9/18

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat Sep 18, 2010 9:54 pm

A hearty congratulations to Eureka College for an undefeated performance, clearing the field at NIU’s mirror of the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament! I was incredibly impressed with the high level of play on display at today's tournament, both from Eureka and the rest of the excellent field.

I'll leave the discussion to the designated forum, but this must be said: this set was an excellent introduction to collegiate quiz bowl, and Andrew Hart and company deserve a solid round of praise for their great work, both in constructing the set and the behind-the-scenes organization in collaborating with me and other TD’s. If you have an opportunity to play one of this tournament’s later mirrors, <u>do so.</u>

A great thanks, as always, to our incredible moderators - Dan Donohue, Tom Egan, Mike Laudermith, and David Riley. Thanks also to Ike Jose from UIUC and Jason King from MVCC for helping to keep score, and finally an immense thanks to everyone who came out and had a great day of quiz bowl. I hope we’ll see everyone at EFT!

Stats can be found at http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings.
Top Teams:
1st: Eureka College, 9-0
2nd: University of Illinois, 7-2
3rd: Oakton CC, 7-2
4th: Northern Illinois University, 6-3

Top Individuals:
1st: Derek Newhouse, Oakton, 108 PPG
2nd: Mike Perovanovic, DuPage, 69
3rd: Danielle Long, NIU, 63
4th: Emily Marvin, Eureka, 47
5th: Mike Shrader, MVCC, 46
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Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at NIU, 9/18

Post by Edward Elric » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:03 pm

I want to congratulate Brad and Kristin for a well-run tournament. It was a lot of fun to play- Thanks to all the Writers and Andrew Hart for organizing this. Also a congrats to Eureka for going undefeated and Derek from Oakton for playing very well.
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