ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

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InvadErGII
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ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

Post by InvadErGII » Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:01 pm

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is excited to announce the inevitable existence of ACRONYM X, an all pop-culture tournament for high school students that will be available beginning in late February of next year. While the production will again be headed by me, this year will not be co-produced by Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. The set will be written by myself, Daniel Vopava and William Golden.

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DISTRIBUTION

ACRONYM X will consist of 11 packets and have a more standard, "CO Trash-ian" distribution than previous sets:

4/4 TV
4/4 Movies
4/4 Music (split somewhat evenly between pop, rock, r&b/rap, and "not those")
4/4 Sports (a bit under 1/1 of the "big 3" sports, with other sports filling out the rest)
1.5/1.5 Games (mostly video but some not)
1/1 Trash Lit/Comics
1.5/1.5 Multi-discipline/Weird things/"trash news" type stuff

Difficulty level will probably be about the same as last year. As with previous ACRONYMs, there'll be a reasonable focus on "recent trash," though there may be a bit less of that focus this time around. As always, accessibility is a top priority.

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WHERE TO PLAY

There will be (at least) two open mirrors on the weekend of February 25, 2017 - one in Minneapolis (details coming soon), and another in Michigan as part of Auroni's (This) Tournament is a Crime main site.

Another mirror will be held at the University of Toronto on March 11. Details of that mirror are here.

The flagship tournament for high schoolers will be on March 4 at a Burnsville High School. The field for this has filled, but if you wish to register for the waiting list, just email me.

If you want to host a mirror, let me know here or at "erikhasemail" at Google's fancy electronic mail service.
Erik Nelson
Minnesota
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Re: ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

Post by Charbroil » Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:01 pm

Will you be holding an ACRONYM mirror at HSNCT and/or NSC again this year, or will your plans be limited to the sites already listed?
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Re: ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

Post by InvadErGII » Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:09 pm

There will be a bunch of other mirrors - stay tuned for announcements on at least one big one soon.
Erik Nelson
Minnesota
NAQT, President of Play Quiz Bowl, Director of the Bounceback Foundation

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Re: ACRONYM X (Spring 2017) - Global Announcement

Post by theMoMA » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:09 am

There's now a private discussion forum for ACRONYM. You can join through the user control panel.
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