Last updated on June 24, 2019.

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Fall 2018

Tournament name NAQT Collegiate Novice EFT Penn Bowl ACF Fall Delta Burke Sun God Invitational
Slot name “Early Fall Novice” “Fall Medium 1” “Fall Medium 2” ACF Fall “Late Fall Novice” “Fall Medium 3”
Difficulty (target audience) Easy
Medium
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Medium
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Easy
Easy
Medium (“Regular”)
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Eligibility (unless noted) Closed; HS allowed; chimera by permission Closed; HS-only mirrors Closed; “bend eligibility rules” by permission
Packet submission Required if not new team
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • EFT 2017
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • past Penn Bowls
  • Terrapin
  • DRAGOON
  • QUARK
  • past ACF Falls
  • past Delta Burkes
  • WAO II
  • Missouri Open
  • STIMPY (in March)
  • SUBMIT (in March)
  • DEES
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)

(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 15 18 12 16 2 13
Online playtest
Online
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
S. Mid-Atlantic
Upper South
Deep South
Florida
  • Valencia
Texas/Louisiana
  • Rice cancelled
S. California
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
  • Oxford Open
  • Oxford
  • Edinburgh
  • Cambridge
Question content is not clear until at least never confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear “April or later” confirmed clear
Packets on archive? never 2018 EFT packets 2018 Penn Bowl packets 2018 ACF Fall packets 2018 Sun God Invitational packets
Participating in EBOL? yes yes no no yes

Spring 2019

Tournament name Spartan Housewrite ACF Regionals NAQT SCT PIANO Terrapin FST ILLIAC NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Slot name “Winter Medium” ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Open” “Spring Medium” “Spring Novice 1” “Spring Novice 2” NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) Medium (“Regular”)
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Regionals
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Regionals (or Easy in Div II)
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Nationals
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Medium
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Easy
Easy
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Nationals
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Nationals
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Eligibility (unless noted) Closed; HS allowed; special exceptions by permission Closed Open Closed; HS-only mirrors Closed; undergrad or HS; grad by permission Qualify at NAQT SCT Qualify at ACF Regionals
Packet submission Required half-packet Required
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Oxford Open/OAT
  • WIT
  • past ACF Regionals
  • WAO
  • MLK
  • VCU Closed
  • past NAQT SCTs
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • Cane Ridge Revival
  • Terrapin 2016
  • SMT
  • EMT
  • MYSTERIUM
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)

(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 9 13 15 9 14 11 12 1 1
Online playtest
Online
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
S. Mid-Atlantic
  • Virginia HS NASAT
Upper South
Deep South
Florida
Texas/Louisiana
  • Texas Invitational HS only
  • Texas Invitational HS only
S. California
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
  • Colorado
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
  • Illinois HS NASAT
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
Question content is not clear until at least confirmed clear confirmed clear never confirmed clear confirmed clear “summer 2019” never confirmed clear
Packets on archive? 2019 Spartan Housewrite packets 2019 ACF Regionals packets never 2019 PIANO packets 2019 Terrapin packets never 2019 ACF Nationals packets
Participating in EBOL? no yes no yes no no no

Key

  • Difficulty terms like “Regular” and vague qualifiers like “Fall-plus” or “Regular-minus” are non-standard and confusing and should be deprecated (read more). This site uses the following four-level scale:

    Difficulty Example (non-definitional)
    Easy ACF Fall 2017
    ●● Medium EFT 2017 old “Regular difficulty”?
    ●●◖ Terrapin 2016
    ●●● Regionals ACF Regionals 2018
    ●●●● Nationals ACF Nationals 2018 and above

    Please avoid using half-dots for rating your tournament’s difficulty. Please also avoid using the ambiguous abbreviation “regs.”

  • Question marks (as in “NAQT Collegiate Novice??”) indicate degree of guesswork/uncertainty because no information/announcement has been posted yet.

  • 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.