FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)

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FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)

Post by changdi »

Yale Student Academic Competitions is happy to announce our thirteenth annual Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT), to take place on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The tournament will use untimed rounds of 20 tossups and bonuses each from NAQT's Introductory Invitational Series set IS-169A.

Contact Information

The day of the tournament, teams should contact Moses Kitakule. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 337.591.5501.

Location and Parking

In-person registration will begin at 8 A.M. with the aim of starting the opening meeting at 8:45 A.M. and the first round by 9 A.M. Teams are strongly encouraged to arrive at 7:45 A.M. to leave time to find parking. The tournament will be held in either Linsly-Chittenden Hall or William L. Harkness Hall. Many Yale parking lots within two to three blocks of campus are open to the public on weekends for free.


Teams that finish in the top 15% of the field will automatically qualify for NAQT's 2018 HSNCT (High School National Championship Tournament), held on the weekend of May 26th in Atlanta, Georgia. FAcT has also been gold-certified by PACE, which means that the top 20% of teams qualify for the PACE NSC (National Scholastics Championship) this June.


If you would like to register your high school for FAcT, please fill out this Google form. Please direct any questions to [email protected].
We are capping the FAcT field at 24 teams, but will maintain a waiting list for teams beyond that. Spots will likely go quickly, so please register as soon as possible! Posts in this thread are fine for "expressing interest" but will not count as registrations. If registered teams indicate that they can bring enough staffers, we may be able to increase the field cap.


Base fee: $80
Base fee for additional teams (B-team, C-team, etc.): $75
Buzzer discount: -$5 per operative buzzer system with at least eight working buzzers
Moderator discount: -$10 per experienced scorekeeper or moderator
Minimum fee per school: $60

If you plan to pay by check, the check must be made out to “Y. Student Academic Competitions.” Do NOT make checks payable to “Yale Student Academic Competitions.” Checks should be given to us on the day of the tournament, or, if that's not possible, can be sent to:
Yale Student Academic Competitions
c/o Adam Fine
P.O. box #204759
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Please ignore any other addresses you may have on file.

Yale also plans to host its annual BHSAT in February 2018. More details to follow in the coming months.
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Re: FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)

Post by changdi »

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Team-Provided Staffers):

Darien (3/1/0)
Greens Farms Academy (1/0/1)
Cardinal Spellman (2/1/0)
West Egg (1/0/0)
Bard High School Early College Manhattan (1/1/1)
Great Neck North (1/0/0)
Wilton (1/0/0)
Middlesex (2/6/1)
Andover (1/1/0)
Plymouth Regional (1/1/1)
Suffield (2/0/0)
AMSA (3/2/1)
Phillips Academy (1/3/0)
Masuk (1/0/0)
EO Smith (1/0/0)

Total: (22/16/5)
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Re: FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)

Post by kitakule »

With two days remaining, there are currently two spots left in the field. Please sign up as soon as possible if you want one or more of the final spots!
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Re: FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)

Post by Daedalus »

Thanks to everyone for coming! Congrats to Darien A for defeating Andover in the first game of an advantaged final, and to Wilton for placing third. Full stats are here.
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