Collegiate Novice at The University of Missouri - Sept. 28th

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Collegiate Novice at The University of Missouri - Sept. 28th

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The University of Missouri Quizbowl Club will be hosting Collegiate Novice 4 on September 28th at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Information about the set can be found here. This tournament will be co-directed by Avery Wagner and myself, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin. Eligibility for this event is governed by the following rules:

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.

If one of these rules excludes you, but you would like to receive special permission to play, please email Andrew Hart at [email protected].

Fee structure:
Base fee: $15 per player
Buzzers: -$5 per functioning buzzer system
Travel discount: -$10 per 200 miles one-way
Minimum fee: $5 per player

To register, email [email protected] with "Collegiate Novice" as the subject line.

Logistics:

We are going to set a soft field cap of 12 teams for this event. If we get enough interest, we may expand the field.

Registration for the tournament will begin at 8:30 am. The first game will begin at 9:30 am. There will be an hour-long lunch break that will begin sometime between 12 and 1. Depending on the size of the field, all teams will be guaranteed 8 to 10 rounds of play. The tournament should come to a close no later than 4:30 pm.

Field:
House (1)
Truman (1)


Interest:
UIUC (1-2)
House (1)
Truman (1)
Kansas State (1)
WUSTL (1)


We hope to see a lot of new faces show up to this!
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Re: Collegiate Novice at The University of Missouri - Sept. 28th

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We'll be here. I'll let you know how many teams we're bringing in the next few weeks, Itamar.

EDIT: Two teams for us.
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Stats can be found here.
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Ok, so for the most part, this tournament was not a disaster and I'm glad it happened. That said, there is one main thing that could be improved.

The only thing I can remember that really caused problems is that you didn't include in the announcement where the tournament was going to be. I checked the posted announcements to see if they mentioned where the tournament is going to be, and when I didn't see the location posted, I called you (Itamar) to find out the location. However, due to the location on campus not being posted, Kansas State ended up staying at Rock Bridge High School for 20 minutes. Also, I didn't get an email saying where we should meet on campus or anything else to indicate where to go. This is something that should be done before every tournament.

EDIT: Also, I want to praise Itamar and Avery for doing a pretty good job of keeping their heads level and for keeping the tournament moving along. We started 20 minutes later than we wanted to and still were done by 3:45.
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Re: Collegiate Novice at The University of Missouri - Sept. 28th

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Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The University of Missouri Quizbowl Club will be hosting Collegiate Novice 4 on September 28th at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:Kansas State ended up staying at Rock Bridge High School for 20 minutes.
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merv1618 wrote:
Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote:The University of Missouri Quizbowl Club will be hosting Collegiate Novice 4 on September 28th at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:Kansas State ended up staying at Rock Bridge High School for 20 minutes.
To be fair.....I have no idea why they did that. I just got a call that said they were there and asked how to get to where the tournament was. The point about how the location on campus was not posted is still something that should be addressed in the future.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach.
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