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Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by TheKingInYellow » Thu Sep 06, 2012 5:05 pm

Harvard College Bowl will be hosting the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice tournament on Saturday, the 29th of September. We don't have room information yet, but I'll post that and other important information as soon as I can. For now, if you'd like to reserve a spot, shoot me an email at gmoyer01@NOSPAMcollege.harvard.edu

EDIT: Some general info!

What is the mission of this tournament?

This tournament is intended as an early introduction for collegiate novices to college quizbowl. It aims to be extremely accessible while remaining within a normal academic distribution. The target audience is college players who are very new to quizbowl. Every year, many of these new players come to first practices all around the country, but few stick with the game. This tournament is an early-season introduction to competitive quizbowl in which novices can play against teams of their own strength on questions that reward the level of knowledge that they have. Our hope is that this will be the immediate positive competitive experience that new players need to get hooked on the game.


Who can play?

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.

Here are the ACF rules: http://acfquizbowl.files.wordpress.com/ ... evised.pdf

Registration Fees:

Base Fee: $15 per person playing this tournament

We will also be giving the following team discounts:

-$5 per buzzer
-$5 per competent staffer (must work the entire tournament)
-$5 per 100 miles traveled
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by t-bar » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:55 pm

MIT is definitely coming, with a number of teams to be determined later.
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Cubfan125 » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:56 pm

I've talked to a couple people at Williams, and we're definitely interested in attending this tournament as long as we can find some sort of transportation to get there -- which hopefully won't be too hard.
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Cubfan125 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:51 pm

For whatever reason, I'm not able to send an email to the address above, so I figure I'll just post here: Williams will officially be sending one team to this tournament. Thanks.
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by gyre and gimble » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:59 pm

Noted.
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Chimango Caracara » Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:34 am

Dartmouth will tentatively be sending two teams and two staffers, with more definite information coming in the next week.
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill » Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:41 am

Stony Brook's also looking at around two teams, with one buzzer and one moderator.
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Chimango Caracara » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:03 am

Dartmouth will actually be sending three teams and three staffers (including the heretofore presumed dead Aaron Pellowski).
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by TheKingInYellow » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:32 pm

FIELD UPDATE

Dartmouth 3
MIT 3
Princeton 1
Stony Brook 2
Wellesley 1
Williams 1
Yale 1

Teams: 12

Harvard will also have 3 teams
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by TheKingInYellow » Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:11 pm

So registration will start at 930, with the tournament beginning at 10. I'll post the rooms tomorrow or Thursday at the absolute latest

EDIT: We'll meet in the hall way on the first floor of Sever Hall
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by TheKingInYellow » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:37 pm

Harvard B edged out Williams in two nail-biting games to win the tournament. Dartmouth A and MIT A rounded out the top 4.

Dartmouth, Harvard B, and Williams, were all tied for first at the end of the playoffs, but because we only had ten packets Dartmouth was eliminated based on PPB
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:40 pm

Glad to see this went well.

Just a reminder for teams that are looking for their next competition - Yale's site of Illinois Fall Tournament (IFT), an easy-difficulty tournament, is coming up next Saturda, and plenty of the schools who had fun at this event haven't registered. Harvard? MIT? Wellesley?
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Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:09 pm

Sad that we missed the finals on tiebreakers but I couldn't have hoped for any better for my first college tournament. Hope everyone else had fun as well, and I look forward to seeing people again at Yale this Saturday!
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