Last updated on September 18, 2021.

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Fall 2021

Tournament name NAQT Collegiate Novice ACF Fall Penn Bowl HARI ARCADIA ACF Winter Illinois Open
Full name NAQT Collegiate Novice ACF Fall Penn Bowl Hari’s Academic Regular(-minus) Invitational A Regs-minus Carolina and Duke Invitational of Academia ACF Winter Illinois Open
Slot name “Early Fall Novice” ACF Fall “Fall Medium 2” “Fall Medium 1” “Fall Medium 3” ACF Winter “Fall Open”
Difficulty (target audience) Easy
Easy
Regionals
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Medium
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Medium
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Medium
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Nationals
●●●◖
Eligibility (unless noted) Closed; scoring limits; HS-only mirrors Closed; HS-only mirrors Open
Packet submission Optional Required if not new team
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • past ACF Falls
  • past Penn Bowls
  • Terrapin
  • DRAGOON
  • QUARK
  • LIT
  • EFT 2019
  • EFT 2018
  • EFT 2017
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • IKEA
  • Terrapin 2019
  • SMT
  • EMT
  • MYSTERIUM
  • past ACF Winters
  • EFT 2019
  • EFT 2018
  • EFT 2017
  • EFT 2016
  • MFT
  • PADAWAN
  • IFT
  • FLopen
  • Fall Open
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)

(online playtest)

(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 7 6 7 4 2 0 0
Online playtest
Online
New England
  • Harvard
  • Brown
New York
N. Mid-Atlantic
  • Penn
S. Mid-Atlantic
  • Duke or UNC
Upper South
  • Tennessee
Deep South
  • Georgia Tech
Florida
  • Florida
Texas/Louisiana
Southwest
S. California
N. California
Pacific Northwest
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
Missouri
Upper Midwest
Central Midwest
Eastern Midwest
  • CMU
  • Michigan
Canada
  • Queen’s
UK
  • UK
  • TBD
Asia
Question content is not clear until at least never
Packets on archive? never
Participating in EBOL?

Spring 2022

Tournament name Winter Closed ACF Regionals NAQT SCT MRNA WORKSHOP NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Full name Winter Closed ACF Regionals NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament MRNA WORKSHOP NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament ACF Nationals
Slot name “Winter Regionals 1” ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Medium 1” “Spring Medium 2” NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) Regionals
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Regionals
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Regionals (or Easy in Div II)
●●● (or in Div II)
Medium
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Regionals
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Nationals (or Med. in Div II)
●●●● (or ●● in Div II)
Nationals
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Eligibility (unless noted) Closed Closed 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 ACF Regionals
  • WAO
  • MLK
  • VCU Closed
  • past NAQT SCTs
  • SMH
  • LIT
  • Terrapin 2019
  • SMT
  • EMT
  • PADAWAN
  • WORKSHOP
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
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
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 2021

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
NAQT Collegiate Novice 7 4 1 1 1
ACF Fall 6 6
Penn Bowl ●●● 7 1 º˘ 6
HARI ●● 2 1 º˘ 1
ARCADIA ●●◖ 1 1 º˘ 0
ACF Winter ●● 0 0
Illinois Open ●●●◖ 0 0
Total mainstream mirrors 20 4 1 1 6 6 2

Spring 2022

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
Winter Closed ●●● 0 0
ACF Regionals ●●● 0 0
NAQT SCT ●●● or 0
MRNA ●● 0 0
WORKSHOP ●●● 0
NAQT ICT ●●●● or ●● 1 1
ACF Nationals ●●●● 0 0
Total mainstream mirrors 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 ✓︎✓︎✓︎ 2020 ACF Winter or 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.