VCU Novice @ UCLA (10/31/15)

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VCU Novice @ UCLA (10/31/15)

Post by coldstonesteveaustin »

UCLA is proud to announce that we will be holding a mirror of VCU Novice on Saturday, October 31st, as a starter tournament for new players to cut their teeth on before the main collegiate circuit begins in earnest. The full announcement can be found here.

Tournament scheduling will depend on the number of teams present, but the plan is to open registration at 8:30 am and be up and running by 9. Lunch is available at the UCLA campus and in Westwood proper.

Eligibility 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. Meaning, 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 have ever finished in the top 20 in scoring at PACE NSC or top 35 in scoring at NAQT HSNCT, or played on a team that finished in the top 16 at NSC or t-21 at HSNCT.
iii. If you ever lead a team in scoring that made it beyond the first round of the HSNCT playoffs, or lead a team in scoring that made the top playoff bracket of NSC [the last two years, this has been the top 24 teams].
iv. If you have ever scored at least 30 points per game at any college tournament.
v. 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.
6. Even if one of the rule 4 categories applies to you, you may still be able to play! Email Cody Voight at [email protected] to apply for special dispensation. To apply: 1) state which of the rule 4 points would render you otherwise ineligible; 2) list when and how you achieved any of the accomplishments that led to your being otherwise ineligible; and 3) state succinctly why you want to play.

The cost will be $15 per person, with a $5 discount for buzzer systems that we use in-tournament. Please have payment ready at the start of the tournament. The tentative field cap is at 12 teams.

To register, please email us at [email protected] with “VCU Novice registration” in the subject. Posting in this thread is also helpful. The deadline to register is Friday, October 23, 11:59:59 PM.

Field at present (teams/buzzers/staffers):
UC Irvine (1/0/0)

Total (1/0/0)
Hidehiro Anto
Menlo School '14
UCLA '18

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