We’d like to invite teams back to UCSD for our third annual Triton Fall Tournament (TFT), which will be held on November 12th. The questions will be from HSAPQ and include standard pyramidal toss-ups with powers.
NATIONAL QUALIFIER: We will be seeking PACE affiliation with TFT, wherein the top percentage of teams at TFT will qualify for the 2012 PACE National Scholastic Competition, to be held in St. Louis, MO in June.
FORMAT: We plan to run a similar format of initial round-robins followed by a playoff regrouped round-robin. Matches will again be 20 tossups (with powers) and up to 20 bonuses.
REGISTRATION: Please only officially register by emailing us at ucsdqb [at] gmail.com once you can be fairly certain you’ll be able to come so that we don’t have teams dropping out 24 hours before the tournament or not showing up at the tournament and messing up the schedule. Letting us know that you’re interested is also encouraged, even if you can’t commit to register yet.
We’ll be implementing a few changes in the interest of making the tournament run faster:
Teams will be allowed to have 5 players total, so up to 4 players and one alternate. When you register, please send us a roster with who will be on your team early on so we can set up our stat-keeping software in advance. Subsequent roster changes are fine, but the more information
we have now the better.
Base fee (first team): $80
Second team and subsequent teams from the same school: $60 each
*Teams in difficult financial situations should contact us directly to discuss possible options
**We’re also more than happy to help with ideas on how to raise funding through quizbowl activities like tournament hosting or writing questions
-$40 per team for new schools
-$20 for a competent moderator
-$10 for a competent scorekeeper
-$5 for buzzer system
-$5 for every 50 miles traveled, one-way, as judged by google maps from the school to UCSD
CONTACT: All questions and inquiries are welcome. Contact Tournament Director Brian Tsui at ucsdqb [at] gmail.com.