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Fall 2022

Tournament name NAQT Collegiate Novice ACF Fall Winter Closed Penn Bowl ACF Winter 2022 ARCADIA C++ CMST II
Full name NAQT Collegiate Novice ACF Fall Winter Closed Penn Bowl ACF Winter A Regs-minus Carolina and Duke Invitational of Academia C++ Chicago-Maryland-Spearheaded Tournament
Slot name “Early Fall Novice” ACF Fall “Fall Regionals 1” “Fall Regionals 2” ACF Winter “Winter Medium 1” “Winter Medium 2” “Fall Open”
Difficulty (target audience) Easy
Easy
Regionals
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Regionals
●●●
Medium
●●
Medium
●●◖
Medium
●●
Nationals
●●●◖
Eligibility (unless noted) Closed; scoring limits Closed; scoring limits; HS-only mirrors Closed Closed Closed Open
Packet submission Optional Required half-packet if not new team
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • Collegiate Novice
  • ICCS
  • VCU Novice
  • EACNT
  • past ACF Falls
  • past ACF Regionals
  • WAO
  • MLK
  • VCU Closed
  • past Penn Bowls
  • past ACF Winters
  • ARCADIA
  • IKEA
  • 2019 Terrapin
  • MYSTERIUM
  • ACF Winter
  • EFT
  • SMT
  • FLopen
  • Fall Open
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
Announced on
First mirror
(online playtest)

(online playtest)
Last mirror
Mirrors 4 17 5 2 0 0 0 0
Online playtest
Online
  • Columbia
New England
  • Harvard
New York
  • Cornell
N. Mid-Atlantic
  • Maryland
  • Penn
S. Mid-Atlantic
  • North Carolina
Upper South
Deep South
  • Georgia Tech
  • Georgia
Florida
  • Florida
Texas/Louisiana
Southwest
S. California
  • Claremont Colleges
N. California
  • Berkeley
Pacific Northwest
  • Washington
Rocky Mountains
Great Plains
  • Oklahoma
Missouri
  • Missouri
  • WUSTL
Upper Midwest
  • Minnesota
  • Northfield HS HS only
Central Midwest
  • Auburn HS HS only
Eastern Midwest
  • Michigan
Canada
UK
Asia
  • Asian QB Alliance
Question content is not clear until at least never
Packets on archive? never
Participating in EBOL?

Spring 2023

Tournament name ACF Regionals NAQT SCT MRNA II BHSU IQBT UG Championship Canadian Novice NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Full name ACF Regionals NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament MRNA II Ball So Hard Open IQBT UG Championship Canadian Novice NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament ACF Nationals
Slot name ACF Regionals NAQT SCT “Spring Medium 1” “Spring Open” “Spring Regionals 2” Spring Novice NAQT ICT ACF Nationals
Difficulty (target audience) Regionals
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Regionals (or Easy in Div II)
●●● (or in Div II)
Medium
●●
Nationals
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Regionals
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Easy
Nationals (or Med. in Div II)
●●●● (or ●● in Div II)
Nationals
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Eligibility (unless noted) Closed Open Closed, undergraduate Closed; scoring limits Qualify at NAQT SCT Qualify at ACF Regionals
Packet submission Required half-packet if not new team Optional
Example tournaments in this slot in past seasons
  • past ACF Regionals
  • WAO
  • MLK
  • VCU Closed
  • past NAQT SCTs
  • MRNA
  • ACF Winter
  • EFT
  • SMT
  • FLopen
  • Fall Open
  • PIANO
  • CMST
  • TTIAC
  • “stanford housewrite”
  • George Oppen
  • past ACF Regionals
  • Spring Novice
  • Boilermaker Spring Novice
  • past NAQT ICTs
  • past ACF Nationals
Announced on
First mirror

likely 2/3

March 2023

either 4/15–16 or 4/22–23

Last mirror
Mirrors 0 0 0 0 1 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 2022

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
NAQT Collegiate Novice 4 1 1 1 1
ACF Fall 17 17 º˘²
Winter Closed ●●● 5 1 º˘ 2 1 1
Penn Bowl ●●● 2 1 º˘ 1
ACF Winter ●● 0 0
2022 ARCADIA ●●◖ 0
C++ ●● 0
CMST II ●●●◖ 0
Total mainstream mirrors 23 1 3 2 14 1 1 1

Spring 2023

Tournament name Difficulty Known mirrors
ACF Regionals ●●● 0 0
NAQT SCT ●●● or 0
MRNA II ●● 0
BHSU ●●●◖ 0
IQBT UG Championship ●●● 1 1
Canadian Novice 0
NAQT ICT ●●●● or ●● 1 1
ACF Nationals ●●●● 0
Total mainstream mirrors 2 1 1

Cancelled mirrors this year: 0

The usual numbers of mainstream mirrors per week are conveyed in this plot of all such mirrors since Fall 2017 (as of November 2021).



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.