Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

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Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

Post by djones » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:23 am

From the discussion on the boards, it appears that there are an abundance of high school sets, but it seems as though there aren't a ton of middle school sets available. I know in Ohio alone, we had 9 requests of NAQT to use their three regular season sets. Therefore, Northmont will be writing a middle school set for use during the upcoming season. The writing team will be myself, Emily Bingham (formerly of Wright State) and Kara Combs (2017 graduate of Northmont).

The difficulty of the set will be NAQT MS-level. The distribution of the set will be as follows:
4/4 Lit
4/4 Science
4/4 History
2/2 Fine Arts
1/1 Trash
1/1 Geography
3/3 Beliefs (Religion and Mythology)
0.5/0.5 Math
0.5/0.5 Social Science / Philosophy

Each packet will also contain one extra question drawing from lit, science, history, and fine arts.

The set will be power-marked, and questions will be approximately 4 lines in length. The set will be available for mirrors beginning on October 14, 2017 following our middle school event the weekend before. The mirror fee will be $10 per team. Anyone interested in mirroring the tournament can email me at djones@northmontschools.net or PM me on here.

Mirrors:
Iowa Novice Tournament: September 30, 2017
Northmont Middle School Invitational: October 7, 2017
John Adams Middle School Tournament (WV): Tentative Date October 14, 2017
Alabama ASCA Fall Tournament: October 28, 2017
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Re: Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:42 am

djones wrote:I know in Ohio alone, we had 9 requests of NAQT to use their three regular season sets.
For the record, we actually produce four regular season middle school sets per year (not that that makes the math much better in this case!)
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Re: Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

Post by djones » Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:03 pm

True, but one is used for our state championship so it is out of play for other events.
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Re: Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

Post by djones » Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:00 am

This set is now being mirrored at the Alabama ASCA fall tournament!
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Re: Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

Post by djones » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:48 pm

Thanks to those who provided feedback on the set. Everything is now completely written and is being play tested this week. We did decide to tweak the distribution slightly, moving to 2/2 fine arts and moving the 1/1 over to religion and mythology.

We currently have four mirrors set up nationally and would love to see the set played elsewhere. It will be ready for middle school events (or extremely novice high school events) by September 30th.
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Re: Northmont Middle School Tournament (NMMS 1)

Post by djones » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:38 pm

We have stats from the first two events to use the set this year. They can be found here:

Northmont Middle School Tournament: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4484/

Iowa Quiz Bowl Kickoff: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

It appears the set is playing at a normal difficulty level and I have received nothing but positive feedback on the questions. Any school interested in mirroring this season can contact me at djones@northmontschools.net.
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