Last updated on April 15, 2021.

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Fall 2020

Tournament name LIT SUN IKEA NAQT IS-195 IO SATURNALIA ACF Fall ACF Winter FLopen
Full name Longhorn Invitational Tournament Spring Undergraduate Novice IKEA NAQT IS-195 IO SATURNALIA ACF Fall ACF Winter FLopen
Slot name “Fall Medium 1” “Fall Novice” “Fall Medium 1” “Early Fall Novice” “Early Fall Novice” ACF Fall ACF Winter “Fall Open”
Difficulty (target audience) Kiwi
Blueberry
Kiwi
Blueberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Kiwi
Grapefruit
Eligibility (unless noted) Closed; HS allowed Closed; HS-only mirrors Closed; HS-only mirrors Closed; HS-only mirrors Closed; HS-only mirrors Open
Packet submission Optional Required if not new team
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • EFT 2019
  • EFT 2018
  • EFT 2017
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • past Penn Bowls
  • Terrapin
  • DRAGOON
  • QUARK
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • past ACF Falls
  • EFT 2019
  • EFT 2018
  • EFT 2017
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • past ACF Winters
  • Fall Open
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • Cane Ridge Revival
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 8 3 10 3 14 14 13 4
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
  • Idaho
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
  • Copley HS only
Canada
UK
  • UK
  • Southampton
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least confirmed clear confirmed clear never confirmed clear confirmed clear confirmed clear
Packets on archive? 2020 LIT packets 2020 SUN packets never 2020 ACF Fall packets 2020 ACF Winter packets 2020 FLopen packets
Participating in EBOL? no no no no no no no

Spring 2021

Tournament name ACF Regionals WORKSHOP Delta Burke STASH SMH SMH 2 Spring Novice NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Full name ACF Regionals WORKSHOP Delta Burke Spring TJ Advanced Scholastic Housewrite Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Southeast-Midwest Housewrite 2 Spring Novice NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament ACF Nationals
Slot name ACF Regionals “Spring Medium 1” “Late Fall Novice” “Spring Novice 3” “Spring Novice 1” “Spring Novice 4” “Spring Novice 2” NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) Pomegranate
Pomegranate
Blueberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Blueberry
Grapefruit (or Kiwi in Div II)
(or in Div II)
Grapefruit
Eligibility (unless noted) Closed Closed Closed Closed Novices only 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
  • PADAWAN
  • WORKSHOP
  • past Delta Burkes
  • PACE NSC
  • ILLIAC
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • ILLIAC
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • SMH
  • ILLIAC
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • FST
  • SUN
  • MUT
  • EMT
  • SMT
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 10 12 3 8 8 6 11 1 0
Online playtest
Online
  • Open Open
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
S. Mid-Atlantic
Upper South
Deep South
Florida
  • Florida Southeast
Texas/Louisiana
Southwest
S. California
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
  • Chicago, IL
Eastern Midwest
  • Ohio HS NASAT
Canada
UK
  • BSQC
  • UK Quizbowl
  • Oxford Brookes
  • Southampton
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least confirmed clear never
Packets on archive? 2021 ACF Regionals packets never
Participating in EBOL? yes yes no no no no no


Summary

Fall 2020

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
LIT 8 1 ˘ 1 2 ˘² 1 ˘ 2 º˘² 1 ˘
SUN 3 1 ˘ 1 ˘ 1 ª˘
IKEA 10 1 º˘ 1 ªº˘ 2 2 ˘² 1 ªº˘ 1 ˘ 2 ˘²
NAQT IS-195 3 2 1
IO SATURNALIA 14 2 ˘² 1 ˘ 1 ˘ 10 ª²º˘
ACF Fall 14 14 ˘†
ACF Winter 13 13 º˘†
FLopen 4 1 ˘ 1 º 1 1 †
Total mainstream mirrors 52 1 1 1 4 4 2 13 3 12 2 3 1 3 2

Spring 2021

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
ACF Regionals 10 10 ªº²˘⁹
WORKSHOP 12 1 º˘ 1 ˘ 1 ˘ 5 ˘⁴ 1 ª˘ 1 *˘ 1 º 1 º˘
Delta Burke 3 1 1 1 ªº˘
STASH 8 1 ˘ 1 ˘ 2 ˘ 1 ˘ 1 ˘ 1 *˘ 1
SMH 8 2 2 2 2 º˘
SMH 2 6 2 ª 1 3 º˘
Spring Novice 11 6 ˘⁵ 1 ˘ 1 º˘ 3 ˘²
NAQT ICT or 1 1
ACF Nationals 0
Total mainstream mirrors 45 8 3 3 2 6 2 3 7 1 1 5 2 2

Cancelled mirrors this year: 2



Key

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

    Fruits Difficulty Difficulty is most comfortable for Example (non-definitional)
    Beginners Intermediates Experts
    Blueberry ✓︎✓︎ 2017 ACF Fall
    Kiwi ✓︎✓︎✓︎ 2020 ACF Winter or 2017 EFT
    Pomegranate ✓︎ 2018 ACF Regionals
    Grapefruit ✓︎ 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.