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Fall 2019

Tournament name NAQT Collegiate Novice EFT Penn Bowl ACF Fall Fall Open Delta Burke
Full name NAQT Collegiate Novice Early Fall Tournament Penn Bowl ACF Fall Fall Open Delta Burke
Slot name “Early Fall Novice” “Fall Medium 1” “Fall Medium 2” ACF Fall “Fall Open” “Late Fall Novice”
Difficulty (target audience) Easy
Medium
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Regionals
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Easy
Nationals
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Easy
Eligibility (unless noted) Closed; HS allowed; chimera by permission Closed; HS-only mirrors Open
Packet submission Required if not new team
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • EFT 2018
  • EFT 2017
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • past Penn Bowls
  • Terrapin
  • DRAGOON
  • QUARK
  • past ACF Falls
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • Cane Ridge Revival
  • past Delta Burkes
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 11 20 15 20 9 5
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
  • Washington Open
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
  • Oxford Magdalen Open
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Glasgow
  • Cambridge
  • Warwick
  • Southampton
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least never confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear
Packets on archive? never 2019 EFT packets 2019 Penn Bowl packets 2019 ACF Fall packets 2019 Fall Open packets
Participating in EBOL? yes yes no yes no

Spring 2020

Tournament name MWT ACF Regionals NAQT SCT WORKSHOP Terrapin Open LIT SUN NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Full name Michigan Winter Tournament ACF Regionals NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament WORKSHOP Terrapin Open Longhorn Invitational Tournament Spring Undergraduate Novice NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament ACF Nationals
Slot name “Winter Medium” ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Medium 1” “Spring Open” “Spring Medium 2” “Spring Novice” NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) Medium
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Regionals
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Regionals (or Easy in Div II)
●●● (or in Div II)
Regionals
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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) Closed; HS allowed; special exceptions by permission Closed Open Closed; HS allowed Closed; HS-only mirrors Qualify at NAQT SCT Qualify at ACF Regionals
Packet submission Required half-packet Optional
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Spartan Housewrite
  • Oxford Open/OAT
  • WIT
  • past ACF Regionals
  • WAO
  • MLK
  • VCU Closed
  • past NAQT SCTs
  • PADAWAN
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • Cane Ridge Revival
  • Terrapin 2019
  • SMT
  • EMT
  • MYSTERIUM
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)

(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 11 14 15 11 4 6 7 0 0
Online playtest
Online
New England
  • Harvard cancelled
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
  • Princeton
S. Mid-Atlantic
Upper South
Deep South
Florida
Texas/Louisiana
Southwest
S. California
N. California
  • Stanford
Pacific Northwest
  • Washington
  • Washington
Rocky Mountains
  • Colorado cancelled
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
  • Chicago
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
  • Oxford Brookes
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least confirmed clear never never
Packets on archive? 2020 ACF Regionals packets never never
Participating in EBOL? no yes no yes no no maybe


Summary

Fall 2019

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
NAQT Collegiate Novice 11 6 ª* 2 2 * 1 *
EFT ●● 20 1 º˘ 2 ª˘ 10 1 3 1 * 1 ˘ 1 ªº˘†
Penn Bowl ●●● 15 6 ˘² 6 ª 2 º˘ 1 ˘
ACF Fall 20 20 ª˘³†
Fall Open ●●●◖ 9 1 4 3 1 º†
Delta Burke 5 2 3 º
Total mainstream mirrors 69 6 4 10 3 8 8 17 3 4 3 1 2

Spring 2020

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
MWT ●● 11 2 º˘ 2 2 1 2 1 * 1 º˘
ACF Regionals ●●● 14 14
NAQT SCT ●●● or 15 15
WORKSHOP ●●● 11 2 ª˘ 4 ª*˘ 2 º 1 1 º˘ 1 º*
Terrapin Open ●●●◖ 4 2 1 1 º*
LIT ●● 5 1 ªº˘ 1 * *⁴ 1 ˘ 1 1 ˘
SUN 7 1 ª * 2 º*²˘ 1 ªº˘ 1 1 ªº˘ 1
NAQT ICT ●●●● or ●● 0 0 *
ACF Nationals ●●●● 0 0 *†
Total mainstream mirrors 53 1 2 14 2 15 1 5 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Cancelled mirrors this year: 28

The usual numbers of mainstream mirrors per week are conveyed in this plot of all such mirrors since Fall 2017 (as of February 11, 2020).



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 ✓︎✓︎✓︎ 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.