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by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement

In addition to the previously announced ACRONYM 12 , Play Quiz Bowl is also producing Super ACRONYM 2 for summer 2019. As with the last one, this will be pretty hard, have a lot of interesting answer lines, and be a lot of fun. Set Info and Distribution Super ACRONYM 2 will be written by Erik Nelson...
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12: Global Announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 425

ACRONYM 12: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce ACRONYM 12 , the latest edition of our flagship tournament. As with previous years, this will be geared toward a high school audience but will be accessible and fun at all levels. Set Info and Distribution ACRONYM 12 will be written by Erik Nelson, Danny Vopava,...
by InvadErGII
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Congrats to Two Guys, Two Girls and a Pizza Place (Samantha Ross, Ashley Mergens, Derek Sillerud and Steve Ogdahl), who defeated an unnamed team featuring Rob, Andrew, Carsten, and Shan in the first game of a two-stage final to win SNICK. Stats are available here.

Thanks to everyone who played!
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Hey! If you're playing in this, please be at Room 150 in Blegen Hall (the usual place) by 8:45am or so on Sunday to check in. If you still need to sign up, the sheet is in the OP.
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I'm definitely hopeful that something in the fall can run this in Chicago/Ann Arbor or thereabouts (and will do whatever I can to help make that happen), but I will absolutely do an online mirror if that doesn't materialize.
by InvadErGII
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

SNICK is now complete! I'm very excited for you all to see it. There are 10 rounds of 20 tossups each. Without giving too much away, it spans a lot of aspects of the 1990s, but has a decent amount of vanity as one might expect from a set like this. The set is pretty difficult, though the final packe...
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Cheynem wrote:Do you know if this will be the first such event on Sunday?
This isn't set in stone, but I would say that's my intention, yes.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Update - as has been noted elsewhere, this will be the lone midwest site for SNICK (at least, for now). This (and, I assume, other MNASAT side events) will be held on Sunday, August 19 . $15 per player, field cap of 12 teams. There will be a bunch of awesome 90s-oriented prizes - I plan on getting s...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

$15 per player at the Minnesota event (whose exact date/time is still unclear, which I hope to have resolved soon). I can't speak for the others.

I'll have a few other details on the set shortly, once the writing is done.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Old trash packets?
Replies: 2
Views: 735

Re: Old trash packets?

I can send you the one from 2014, but fair warning - it isn't great. That's also the first ACRONYM I had a hand in, so I don't have anything earlier - see Matt Quinn’s post below on how to obtain those.

[edited to remove unnecessary editorializing re: sets I wasn’t involved with]
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Cheynem wrote:Is this not happening at UIUC?
As of today, I haven't been approached about any other mirrors of this (though I know side event weekend plans are still coming together, generally). Depending on the amount of overlap, it could certainly still be held at both sites.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

I'll be holding a SNICK event the weekend of 8/18 to coincide with the local NASAT mirror. The exact date/time, as well as tournament format, are TBD, but I'm encouraging anyone who really wants to play this to play it here - let's call this the 'flagship' SNICK tournament. Cost will be $15 per play...
by InvadErGII
Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34203

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

I am dumbfounded that the NAQT higher-ups have not taken stronger action based on these revelations. Any one of the blog posts highlighted in this thread should be disqualifying for someone in any activity involving teenagers and young adults. If quiz bowl is to continue to grow and be a more positi...
by InvadErGII
Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9447

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Congrats to Trashtastic Five and Singing Nuns, who won the open and high school divisions, respectively. Stats through the prelims are available here . Due to some logistical problems during the playoffs (for which I take full responsibility), I do not have complete combined/playoff stats. At a mini...
by InvadErGII
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Probably all tossups, but I'm aiming for a larger number of packets to compensate for the lack of bonuses. Should be at least 10 rounds.
by InvadErGII
Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9447

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Quick update on this event - both the high school and open fields are being expanded to 32 teams each. After promoting teams currently on the waitlists, the high school field will likely remain full, pending any cancellations. There will be a few spots available in the open division, so if you want ...
by InvadErGII
Thu May 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9447

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Hey everyone! We are still looking into the possibility of expanding the fields for this, but I and NAQT would feel a lot better about doing that if we can get a few more staffers signed up. You can still sign up for that here . If you're an HSNCT staffer, please be sure to fill out the survey that ...
by InvadErGII
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 15600

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I'm looking for one more for my team so we can get fully registered. Solid sports knowledge would be preferred!
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

This happened! Thanks to everyone who played. It went about how you might expect:

Jason - 935
Nick - 270
Jake - 115
Jeremy - 85
Colton - 55
Victor - 50
Austin - 10
by InvadErGII
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Hey! This will be in Malpensa on the international (aka lower) level. Let’s start convening at 10:00-10:15 or so.
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

I'd like to play this although I might have to come in late depending on how long SOUNDTRACK goes. Can you post the eventual location (which presumably might end up being nearby anyway)? Yep, I can do that. I had not realized SOUNDTRACK was also happening when I picked a time, but I'm okay with wai...
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9447

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

A few quick updates on this tournament - first, the high school field is now full, and we are taking signups on the waitlist. There are also just two spots left in the open division. UPDATE - Both fields are now full. We're looking into expanding the field, but can't promise we'll be able to do so a...
by InvadErGII
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Yes! Let's meet in the upper level of the atrium at 10pm on Friday.
by InvadErGII
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 4130

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

Cheynem wrote:staaaaaaaaaaaaaaaats
Staaaaaaaaaaats
by InvadErGII
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Okay, I intend to read this on Friday night at ICT. Exact time and location TBD, but I'll be sure to put any details in this thread. Hope to see some of you there.
by InvadErGII
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Are you ready for some staaaaats

Prelims
All Games
by InvadErGII
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Big congrats to The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down (Rob Carson, Carsten Gehring, Samantha Ross, Andrew Hart) on running the table and winning the premiere of ACRONYM 11. Thanks to everyone who came to play/staff - this was a blast. Stats coming ASAP (should be today).
by InvadErGII
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Yes, it's happening.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ CCCT - Chicago, 3/3/18
Replies: 0
Views: 1081

ACRONYM 11 @ CCCT - Chicago, 3/3/18

Play Quiz Bowl will be hosting an open mirror of ACRONYM 11 the evening of Saturday, March 3rd, following the conclusion of the 2018 CCCT at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare. This event is 100% open - all community college, open, and high school teams are encouraged to sign up. The field for this event is c...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

If anyone is at all on the fence regarding which open mirror to play between this one and the one in March, please choose this one . Registration is currently quite low on this, and considering the cost of rooms we need around 5-6 teams just to break even. If the other mirror truly works better for ...
by InvadErGII
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Hey everyone - for those of you still hoping to play this, would you prefer:

- An online mirror sometime soon (and if so, when)
- An in-person mirror at, say, ICT or something like that

Let me know and I'll set something up.
by InvadErGII
Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)
Replies: 8
Views: 2782

ACRONYM 11 @ U of MN - 2/18/18 (Open Event)

Hello! I will be running an open mirror of ACRONYM 11 at the University of Minnesota* on Sunday, February 18 . Cost will be $20 per player. This will be the first running of this set, and will be awesome. You can sign up here . If you'd like to staff this instead, you can sign up for that here . * -...
by InvadErGII
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9447

ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Play Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that a mirror of ACRONYM 11 will be held as a part of the 2017 HSNCT weekend. The tournament will take place on Friday , May 25th - note that is is different from previous years. Like last year, the tournament will be split into two divisions: high school, for a...
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT North at Carleton College (2/3/18)
Replies: 0
Views: 747

2018 NAQT SCT North at Carleton College (2/3/18)

Play Quiz Bowl LLC will be hosting the North site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament at Carleton College on February 3, 2018. Location This tournament will take place at Carleton College in Northfield, MN, about a half hour south of the Twin Cities. Specifics on building/rooms will be fin...
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

ErikC wrote:Will it be phat?

Will there be independent music?
Yes and yes.

Note that the current plan is for this to be tossups-only, but I may end up adding bonuses if there are enough ideas I like.
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4923

SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Play Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce Some Nineties Inquiries for Cool Kids , a tossups-only trash tournament whose content will remain entirely within the 1990s. I will be writing this, and it's gonna be hard. It will also be totally radical and ready in time for the second summer open or thereabou...
by InvadErGII
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation

I would be interested if some sort of discussion/panel could be had in which we could talk about ways to act on the Foundation's vision of making quizbowl and tournaments a welcoming and encouraging environment. I don't know how to do this, though. This is a good idea. We're having a board meeting ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation

Hey, folks! The Bounceback Foundation's first fundraiser is live - we're selling shirts displaying the core of our message - to bounce back. https://proof-builder.booster.com/proof/xjp0-00b8-53s9/04661/front/big.jpg Shirts are available in both unisex and women's sizes, and there's a hoodie availabl...
by InvadErGII
Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Thanks to all the folks who came out to raise some money at the debut of this, and congrats to Rob Carson, who roared back to surpass Evan Brown in the game's final packet to win the event (I believe Rob had -5 points after round 1, surprisingly). Rob Carson - 430 Evan Brown - 410 Mike Kioski - 195 ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

HEY GUYS - this set is fully written. It's a lot of fun. It's also very hard. As with TOEJAM, each packet has a distribution that more or less follows these parameters: 4 NES era and earlier 4 16-bit era 4 N64/PS1/PS2 and thereabouts 4 "Modern" era 4 Miscellaneous/Otherwise hard to classify Proceeds...
by InvadErGII
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Announcing the Bounceback Foundation
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Announcing the Bounceback Foundation

To add to the outstanding discussion going on over in the college section , I'd like to add some news about an initiative PQB has been working on over the summer: Over the past several months, I’ve given considerable thought to what quiz bowl has done for me in the nearly 20 years (!) I’ve been invo...
by InvadErGII
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

8 packets.

If you're in or near the Minnesota area, this will be run locally after ACF Fall at the U of M. Probably around 5pm-ish in (I assume) Blegen Hall.
by InvadErGII
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Update! This set is now 50% complete and is shaping up to be super fun (and, uh...very difficult). If you wish to mirror this at a WAO or ACF Fall event (or something else entirely), please let me know as soon as possible. As mentioned before, this set is being played for charity, and the suggested ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 33
Views: 9503

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Is the completion date still ACF Fall weekend? Yes! Hit me up for mirrors. Additionally, one other announcement concerning this set: while this set will still be played for charity, the recipient is changing. All proceeds from TOEJAMANDEARL will go to a to-be-determined organization that provides h...
by InvadErGII
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11: Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 2635

ACRONYM 11: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is thrilled to announce ACRONYM 11 , the latest edition of our low-difficulty pop culture tournament. As with previous years, this will be geared toward a high school audience but will be accessible and enjoyable for players of all ages. Set Info and Distribution ACRONYM 11 will b...
by InvadErGII
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM @ U of Minnesota, 9/9/17
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: Super ACRONYM @ U of Minnesota, 9/9/17

Thanks to everyone who came out to this - I had a blast. After a 10-team round robin, Tia and the TRASHmen defeated Semper Fi Tyrannosaurus Rex in a one-game final. Congrats to them! Stats are available here . Afterwards, we ran a shootout mirror of There Will Be Stock Clues, which was as wonderful ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 29743

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Cheynem wrote:Where are zee super acronym playoff stats
Full Super ACRONYM Stats
by InvadErGII
Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 29743

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Super ACRONYM was won by me, Rob Carson, Andrew Hart, and Carston Gehring after a thrilling 3-match sequence against Drew Scheeler's team. Prelim stats for Super ACRONYM. I will get the full stats up ASAP. Thanks to everyone who played and staffed this - it was a blast to run. The ending was indeed...
by InvadErGII
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 29743

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

The Super ACRONYM schedule is here . Note that there is a "Free Agents" team that has not officially formed, but there are more than enough free agents in the signup sheet to make that team. If you're set to staff this and I don't have your email address (this may in fact be all of you), please reac...
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 29743

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Hey everyone, I'd really like to print up schedules for Super ACRONYM tomorrow, so please finalize your teams today if at all possible. We're at 9 teams, and I'd like to get that to 10, so those of you that are free agents should figure that out. Thanks!