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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.

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1 YSAF Advisor Meeting 11/11/13

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 How to Prepare? YSAF Sample Packet Current Events: UN Wire, NBC, BBC, etc. Practice Sessions Sample Academic League Matches-ITV

7 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

8 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)

9 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)

10 Deadlines Final Team Roster Submission- Jan. 10th Competition Day – March 22, 2014 Drop-Out


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