[originally posted elsewhere by Micah Manary]
UCSD Collegiate Novice Tournament Mirror
October 9th, 2010
Contact: Micah Manary
This tournament is meant especially for college players who have never played quiz bowl. If you want to learn more about quiz bowl, please feel free to email us and we’ll send you some great contacts. If your school already has an established team, this tournament would be great for your new freshmen and grad students as an introduction to the game. Please spread the word – this tournament will be a recruiting tool for all programs, as it will allow new players the chance to experience competition without the pressures of the more advanced teams and topics.
Price: $15/person, -$5 for bringing a buzzer, -$10 for bringing an experienced moderator, -$5/50 miles driven, FREE for out of state teams
1. All ACF eligibility rules apply, except when they contradict the rules below (essentially, this states that you are eligible if you are taking courses or course-equivalents towards a degree).
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).
ii. If you were ever on a playoff 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.
Clarification to rule 4.1: Time in a post-secondary high school program does not count.
Procedure for applying for special permission to play: 1) Email Andrew Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org; 2) state which of the Rule 4 points would render you otherwise ineligible; 3) list when and how you came to achieve any of the accomplishments that lead to your being otherwise ineligible; 4) state succinctly why you want to play.