Last updated on August 14, 2019.

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Fall 2019

Tournament name NAQT Collegiate Novice? EFT Penn Bowl ACF Fall “Summer” Open?
Slot name “Early Fall Novice” “Fall Medium 1” “Fall Medium 2” ACF Fall “Fall Open”
Difficulty (target audience) Easy
Medium
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Medium
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Easy
Nationals
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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
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 2 10 5 0 2
Online playtest
  • Online Open
Online
New England
  • MIT
  • Harvard
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
  • Columbia
S. Mid-Atlantic
  • North Carolina
  • UNC
Upper South
Deep South
  • Auburn
  • Auburn
Florida
Texas/Louisiana
S. California
  • UCSD
N. California
Pacific Northwest
  • Idaho
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
  • WUSTL
  • Truman State
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
  • Michigan State
Canada
UK
Question content is not clear until at least never
Packets on archive? never
Participating in EBOL? no

Spring 2020

Tournament name MWT ACF Regionals NAQT SCT?? WORKSHOP Terrapin Open LIT SUN NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Slot name “Winter Medium” ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Medium 3” “Spring Open” “Spring Medium” “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)
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Medium
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Nationals
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Medium
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Easy
Nationals
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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 Required
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 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
Online playtest
  • Online Open
  • Online Open
Online
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
  • Rutgers
  • Maryland
S. Mid-Atlantic
Upper South
Deep South
  • Auburn
Florida
Texas/Louisiana
S. California
  • UCSD
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
  • Colorado
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
  • Michigan
  • Chicago
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
Question content is not clear until at least never never
Packets on archive? never never
Participating in EBOL? no yes no no

Key

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

    Difficulty Example (non-definitional) Difficulty is most comfortable for
    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.

  • 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.