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Fall 2017

Tournament name NAQT Collegiate Novice EFT Penn Bowl ACF Fall WAO II Delta Burke
Full name NAQT Collegiate Novice Early Fall Tournament Penn Bowl ACF Fall WAO II Delta Burke
Slot name “Early Fall Novice” “Fall Medium 1” “Fall Medium 2” ACF Fall “Fall Medium 3” “Late Fall Novice”
Difficulty (target audience) Easy
Medium
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Regionals
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Easy
Medium
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Easy
Eligibility (unless noted) Open
Packet submission Required if not new team Required if open team
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • past Penn Bowls
  • Terrapin
  • DRAGOON
  • QUARK
  • past ACF Falls
  • Missouri Open
  • STIMPY (in March)
  • SUBMIT (in March)
  • DEES
  • past Delta Burkes
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 15 16 14 18 12 2
Online playtest
Online
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
S. Mid-Atlantic
Upper South
Deep South
Florida
Texas/Louisiana
Southwest
S. California
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
  • Oxford Open
  • Oxford Closed
  • Cambridge
  • Oxford
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least never confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear
Packets on archive? never 2017 EFT packets 2017 Penn Bowl packets 2017 ACF Fall packets 2017 WAO II packets 2017 Delta Burke packets
Participating in EBOL?

Spring 2018

Tournament name ACF Regionals NAQT SCT CMST SMT FST NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Full name ACF Regionals NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament Cal’s Mid-Spring Tournament Stevenson Memorial Tournament Florida Spring Tournament NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament ACF Nationals
Slot name ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Open” “Spring Medium” “Spring Novice” NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) Regionals
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Regionals (or Easy in Div II)
●●● (or in Div II)
Nationals
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Medium
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Easy
Nationals (or Med. in Div II)
●●●● (or ●● in Div II)
Nationals
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Eligibility (unless noted) Open Undergrad; HS, chimera, grad with permission Qualify at NAQT SCT Qualify at ACF Regionals
Packet submission Required half-packet Optional
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • past ACF Regionals
  • WAO
  • MLK
  • VCU Closed
  • past NAQT SCTs
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • Cane Ridge Revival
  • EMT
  • Oxford Open/OAT
  • MYSTERIUM
  • WIT
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 12 17 8 17 7 1 1
Online playtest
Online
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
S. Mid-Atlantic
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia Tech
Upper South
Deep South
Florida
Texas/Louisiana
  • Coach/player hybrid
Southwest
S. California
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
  • Imperial College
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least confirmed clear never confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear never confirmed clear
Packets on archive? 2018 ACF Regionals packets never 2018 CMST packets 2018 SMT packets 2018 FST packets never 2018 ACF Nationals packets
Participating in EBOL?


Summary

Fall 2017

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
NAQT Collegiate Novice 15 7 ª 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
EFT ●● 16 1 º˘ 2 2 ˘ 8 ª 2 ˘ 1 ªº˘
Penn Bowl ●●● 14 1 5 5 2 ª 1 ªº˘†
ACF Fall 18 18 ª³*˘³†
WAO II ●● 12 2 5 1 ˘ 4 ªº˘†
Delta Burke 2 1 1 *†
Total mainstream mirrors 69 7 4 3 10 8 6 15 3 9 1 3

Spring 2018

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
ACF Regionals ●●● 12 11 1 †
NAQT SCT ●●● or 17 17 ª
CMST ●●●●◖ 8 5 1 1 1 ª†
SMT ●● 17 1 º˘ 2 1 1 4 2 ˘ 1 ˘ 2 3 ˘†
FST 7 2 1 1 1 1 1 †
NAQT ICT ●●●● or ●● 1 1
ACF Nationals ●●●● 1 1 †
Total mainstream mirrors 59 11 1 17 5 3 3 3 4 3 2 1 3 2 1

Cancelled mirrors this year: 2



Key

  • Difficulty is rated on the following four-level scale. Read more about the difficulty scale here.

    Dots Difficulty Difficulty is most comfortable for Example (non-definitional)
    Beginners Intermediates Experts
    Easy ✓︎✓︎ 2017 ACF Fall
    ●● Medium ✓︎✓︎✓︎ 2020 ACF Winter or 2017 EFT
    ●●● Regionals ✓︎ 2018 ACF Regionals
    ●●●● Nationals ✓︎ 2018 ACF Nationals and above
  • Question marks (as in “NAQT Collegiate Novice??”) indicate degree of guesswork/uncertainty because no information/announcement has been posted yet.

  • Summary displays all of the season’s known tournaments at a glance, binned by week. All information is subject to change. Symbols: º = at least one online mirror; ª = at least one mirror not on Saturday; * = at least one cancelled mirror; ˘ = at least one mirror with exceptional eligibility; † = set content is not confirmed clear until at least this week; active mirror period; ideal mirror period (or “preferred mirroring window”); early online playtest mirror; bold = at least 5 mirrors during this week. Totals do not count cancelled or TBD mirrors, and “mainstream mirrors” of college quizbowl do not count high school or online mirrors.

  • EBOL is an inchoate idea for a “detailed stats league” for college quizbowl. The idea for EBOL is that participating sets will cooperate with Ophir and conform to a relatively consistent direction (such as distribution, difficulty, eligibility, rules, and format). At the end of the regular season, detailed stats from all tournaments will be compared and outstanding achievements will be recognized. Please email Ophir if you want to help organize EBOL.