The UCI College Bowl Club is pleased to announce Baby Anteater XII, our annual novice tournament.
When and Where: Saturday, January 29, at UCI’s campus. We anticipate the tournament being in Humanities Hall but will notify teams of any changes in room assignments. We anticipate starting the tournament at 9:30 and ending the tournament by 4:30, though the exact times are (as always) likely to vary.
Format: We will be using NAQT IS-101A. We will be using official NAQT rules, except that all matches will consist of 20 tossups (untimed rounds). Because of the eligibility rules (see below), this is not intended as a nationals qualifier.
Eligibility: Schedule and enthusiasm permitting, we will run two separate preliminary divisions, followed by crossover playoffs to determine an overall winner. Teams must register for one of two divisions:
YOUNGER PLAYERS DIVISION: Teams composed entirely of freshmen and sophomores are placed in this division. There are no other eligibility requirements, though we request that high-scoring freshmen and sophomores evaluate whether this tournament is right for them.
OLDER PLAYERS DIVISION: Teams that contain juniors or seniors are placed in this division, provided that all players have less than two full years of experience playing pyramidal weekend quizbowl tournaments (first tournament in or after February 2009). Participation in league play, such as Academic League or Kiwanis Bowl, does not count toward these two years. Coaches may request exemptions for players or entire teams who meet the spirit, but not the letter, of the eligibility rules. If granted, those teams will also be placed in this division.
Base Fee: $80 for the first team, $70 for subsequent teams
-$5 for each working buzzer
-$5 for each full-time scorekeeper (this function can be fulfilled by a coach or rotating fifth player who keeps official score in all games involving his or her team)
-$15 for each approved full-time moderator (both coaches and older players are welcome to moderate)
-$5 per 100 miles traveled one-way (From your school to our school)
Minimum fee: $50 per team
New School Discount: Schools that have not attended a tournament at UCI in the past 3 years play for the minimum per-team fee.
Self-Sufficiency Discount: Schools that bring two teams, one working buzzer, and one approved moderator pay $90 total for those two teams. As this is below the per-team minimum fee, no other discounts apply towards those two teams, but additional discounts may be counted for third and subsequent teams.
Payment should be brought to the tournament and can be in cash or by personal or organizational check. Checks should be made out to “College Bowl Club at UCI.” If you cannot bring payment with you to the tournament, or wish to mail a check in advance, please contact the tournament director prior to the tournament. Failure to pay the day of the tournament, or make other arrangements prior to the tournament, may result in a late fee of $10.
The tournament director is Dwight Wynne (firstname.lastname@example.org). To register, e-mail the tournament director with your school’s name, coach (or representative) name and e-mail address, the number of teams you would like to bring in each prelim division, and any applicable discounts you plan to take advantage of. We have capped the tournament at 14 teams, but expect to have the room space to accommodate up to 24 teams, buzzers and moderators permitting.
Please contact the tournament director if you have any questions.