EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

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EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

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I'm pleased to provide this announcement of Columbia University's mirror of the 2019 Early Fall Tournament, the year's premiere "welcome-to-college quizbowl" set, to take place on October 5. More information about this year's iteration of the question set can be found here.

Base Fee: $130
  • -$20 per competent staffer (can finish a round in 30 minutes / is an experienced scorekeeper) provided
  • -$5 per functioning buzzer set (including at least 8 functioning buzzers)
  • -$10 for 200 or more miles of travel (as determined by Google Maps): -$10
  • -$60 for teams from universities that have not attended a non-novice collegiate tournament since January 1, 2018
Minimum Fee: $45 (identical to the tournament mirror fee)

Payment: TBD

Location: TBD, we have yet to get room reservations, but it will definitely be somewhere on the Columbia campus, found in Morningside Heights in Manhattan between Broadway and Amsterdam.

Registration: Teams will be entered into the field on a first-come, first-served basis. The field cap is 24 teams.

To register, please email me at [email protected] with the following information:
  • Number of teams you are bringing
  • Number of buzzers you are bringing
  • Number of staffers you are bringing
  • Cell phone contact info

Current Field - School (24 teams / 14 buzzers / 2 staff)
  • Hunter College HS (1 / 0 / 1)
  • NYU (4 / 2 / 0) [very nice]
  • Penn (4 / 3 / 1)
  • Columbia (4 / 3 / many)
  • Rutgers (4 / 1 / 0)
  • Princeton (3 / 1 / 0)
  • Millburn HS (1 / 1 / 0)
  • Hofstra (1 / 1 / 0)
  • Yale (2 / 3 / 0)
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Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

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Based on estimates of staff availability, we are expanding the field cap to 24 teams. This is likely to be a final cap.
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The field for this tournament is now full. We will accept sign-ups for a wait list. Please note that there are also additional mirrors of this tournament at Maryland and Boston!
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Copying this policy from MIT:

Due to the limited field size, we've decided to make 2 changes: a limit of 4 teams per school, and a penalty for cancelling less than 72 hours before the day of the tournament.
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We're having trouble getting room reservations resolved and will have more information on that by tomorrow. For now, teams should plan for check-in to start at 8:30 and for games to start at 9AM.
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All teams should have had a schedule emailed to them. I've received a few requests for schedule changes, so you'll all be getting a slightly altered printed schedule on Saturday morning. Please arrive at Math 307 (the Math building is near 116th and Broadway) before 9:00 AM for registration.

Excited for tomorrow's tournament!
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Many thanks to all the teams who came out for this tournament! Apologies for the various delays and inconveniences throughout the day. In particular, I apologize for the schedule screw-up.

Pending protest, Rutgers defeated Penn A in a one-game final, 300-270, to claim a well-earned victory. Congratulations!

EDIT: Protest is denied, so Rutgers victory stands!
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Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

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Thanks Will and the Columbia team for running this tournament! We had a great time.

One thing I will say: I would generally not recommend having the field size be staffers * 2, which is what it seemed like yesterday, since it means all rooms run with one staffer. There were a handful of games yesterday that definitely took way longer than they needed to because staffers who should have a scorekeeper/be a scorekeeper were running rooms solo, and while I appreciate having a large field (especially for a tournament like EFT), this led to a very long day. Again, I don't want to distract from the fact that we had a wonderful time yesterday.
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