Date & Time
This tournament will take place on April 17th, 2021 at 10:00AM EST.
See main thread.
Rules & Eligibility
This tournament will use the ACF rule set, with one exception. Rule H.12.C will be modified in the following way:
Rule H.12.C wrote:If the protest resolution determines that a player or team should have been prompted on a tossup, but was ruled incorrect instead of being prompted, the original tossup will be thrown out and a replacement tossup will be read to the protesting team, on which the opposing team may not buzz in.
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Please let me know if you have any question concerning the above rule change.Modified Rule H.12.C wrote:If the protest resolution determines that a player or team should have been prompted on a tossup, but was ruled incorrect instead of being prompted, the original tossup will be thrown out and a replacement tossup will be read to both teams.
- Each round will consist of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses.
- This tournament has 15 point powers.
- A webcam will be required for all players. Players with extenuating circumstances may contact me to request an exception.
- This tournament is open, so there are no eligibility requirements.
- This tournament is not region locked.
In order to register, please e-mail me with your roster (my address is at the end of this post) . You must have at least half your team (or two players if there is a team of three) to register. You don't have to pay when you register, but payment will be required before the start of the tournament. A spreadsheet for team formation is provided below, but forming a team on the sheet does not constitute registering for this tournament. A list of registered teams can be found on the "Registered Teams" tab.
Team Formation Sheet: North America COOT Mirror Team Formation
The field is currently capped at 16 teams.
The field cap is currently 16 teams. With 16 teams, the planned format will be: two brackets of eight into four playoff brackets of four (9 rounds). A one-game final between teams with even records is guaranteed. If there is a situation that would normally require an advantaged final, the advantaged team will be declared the winner of the tournament unless all players from both teams involved agree to play in an advantaged final. Within each bracket, points per game will be used to break ties.
$100 per team
Payment via Venmo or Paypal is preferred. If your team needs to pay by other means, we can work something out. Please send only one payment per team, and include "COOT" in the payment description.
$50 for staff who are capable of moderating an online round by themselves in 45-50 minutes. Staff must have an external mic and a stable internet connection. Staff will be required to do a quick equipment check prior to the event. Staff will be paid over Venmo or Paypal.
Code of Conduct
The tournament will use this Code of Conduct. It was adapted from the PACE NSC Code of Conduct. Thank you to PACE for developing this resource for the community. All players, staff, and other spectators must read and agree to the Code of Conduct to participate in this event. If you have any concerns about the Code of Conduct, please raise them in this thread or to me via e-mail.
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns that you want to send to me privately, I am available via e-mail: settlejonathen at gmail dot com.