Last updated on October 21, 2020.

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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” “Spring Novice” “Fall Medium 1” “Early Fall Novice” “Early Fall Novice” ACF Fall ACF Winter “Fall Open”
Difficulty (target audience) Medium
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Easy
Medium
●●◖
Easy
Easy
Easy
Medium
●●
Nationals
●●●◖
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 2 8 3 7 14 13 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
  • Idaho
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
  • Ladue HS only
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
  • Olentangy Berlin HS only
Canada
UK
  • UK
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least never
Packets on archive? never
Participating in EBOL? no no no

Spring 2021

Tournament name ACF Regionals NAQT SCT Penn Bowl WORKSHOP Illinois Open NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Full name ACF Regionals NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament Penn Bowl WORKSHOP Illinois Open NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament ACF Nationals
Slot name ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Medium 1” “Spring Medium 1” “Spring Open” NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) 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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Nationals
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Nationals (or Med. in Div II)
●●●● (or ●● in Div II)
Nationals
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Eligibility (unless noted) Closed Open 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
  • past Penn Bowls
  • Terrapin
  • DRAGOON
  • QUARK
  • PADAWAN
  • WORKSHOP
  • Terrapin Open
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • Cane Ridge Revival
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror
Last mirror
Mirrors 0 0 1 0 0 1 1
Online playtest
Online
New England
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
  • Penn
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
  • Chicago, IL
Eastern Midwest
Canada
UK
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least never never
Packets on archive? never never
Participating in EBOL?


Summary

Fall 2020

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
LIT ●● 8 1 ˘ 1 2 ˘² 1 ˘ 2 º˘² 1 ˘
SUN 2 1 ˘ 1 ˘
IKEA ●●◖ 8 1 º˘ 1 ªº˘ 2 2 ˘² 1 ªº˘ 1 ˘
NAQT IS-195 3 2 1
IO SATURNALIA 7 0 2 ˘² 1 ˘ 1 ˘ 3 ª˘³
ACF Fall 14 14 ˘
ACF Winter ●● 13 13 º˘
FLopen ●●●◖ 2 1 ˘ 1 º
Total mainstream mirrors 46 1 1 1 4 4 2 13 3 12 2 1 2

Spring 2021

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
ACF Regionals ●●● 0 0
NAQT SCT ●●● or 0
Penn Bowl ●●● 1 1
WORKSHOP ●●●◖ 0
Illinois Open ●●●◖ 0 0
NAQT ICT ●●●● or ●● 1 1
ACF Nationals ●●●● 1 1
Total mainstream mirrors 3 1 1 1

Cancelled mirrors this year: 0



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.