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YSAF Advisor Meeting. 11/11/13. What is YSAF?. Similar to Academic League Topics: History, Science, Literature, Math, General Knowledge, Current Events One-day competition at Scripps Ranch High School Three preliminary rounds, one championship round. Competition Structure.

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what is ysaf
What is YSAF?
  • Similar to Academic League
  • Topics: History, Science, Literature, Math, General Knowledge, Current Events
  • One-day competition at Scripps Ranch High School
  • Three preliminary rounds, one championship round
competition structure
Competition Structure
  • Preliminary Rounds- 30 minutes
  • Final Match- 2, 25 minute blocks
  • Prelim Time-Outs: 2 time-outs per school (1 min. each)
  • Final Match: 5 minute intermission, 2 time-outs
  • Toss-Ups: Worth 3 points, Wrong Answer = -1
  • Bonuses: Scored differently based on # of questions
toss ups and bonuses
Toss-Ups and Bonuses
  • Toss-Ups: Only ONE player may answer
    • 5 seconds to buzz in, 3 seconds to answer the question
  • Bonus questions normally consist of 3-5 questions
    • Teams can work together for 30 seconds
    • Team Captain then answers question for team
    • Teams can start working as soon as judge starts reading question
team captains substitutions
Team Captains/Substitutions
  • Each team should have a team captain
    • Team captain can change with alternates
  • Team Captain is responsible for providing team’s answers to a bonus question or may defer to another team member
  • Each team must have a minimum 5 students, maximum 10 students
  • Teams may substitute players during time-outs
how to prepare
How to Prepare?
  • www.sporcle.com
  • http://www.j-archive.com/
  • http://www.greatauk.com/
  • YSAF Sample Packet
  • Current Events: UN Wire, NBC, BBC, etc.
  • Practice Sessions
  • Sample Academic League Matches-ITV
competition day tentative schedule
Competition Day Tentative Schedule
  • 9:00-9:30 Registration
  • 9:45-10:15 Match 1 (A vs. B, C vs. D)
  • 10:30-11:00 Match 2 (A vs. C, B vs. D)
  • 11:15-11:45 Match 3 (A vs. D, B vs. C)
  • 11:45-1:00 Lunch
  • 12:15-12:45 Match 4 (If needed)
  • 1:00-2:00 Final Match
  • 2:00-2:30 Awards Ceremony
scoring
Scoring
  • Toss-Ups: Worth 3 points, -1 for incorrect answers
  • Bonuses: Worth a maximum of 5 points, No Penalty
    • Scoring
      • 2 Questions (One right: 1 point , Two right: 5 points)
      • 3 Questions( 1, 3, 5)
      • 4 Questions (1, 2, 3, 5)
      • 5 Questions (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
tie breakers
Tie-Breakers
  • Ties will be decided by a fourth prelim. match
  • Four Teams: A, B, C, D
    • A: B, C
    • B: C,D
    • C: 0
    • D: A,C
  • If three teams are tied, tie will break using total points
  • If all three point totals tied, two teams pick “Play,” one team picks a “Bye” (Fourth Match)
deadlines
Deadlines
  • Final Team Roster Submission- Jan. 10th
  • Competition Day – March 22, 2014
  • Drop-Out