ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

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ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby InvadErGII » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:10 pm

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 all-HS teams, and an "open" division for teams composed of staffers, coaches, etc. High school teams are welcome to register for the open division if they wish. Check-in will begin at 4pm, with the opening meeting starting at 5pm games starting shortly thereafter. While the schedule will not be finalized until much closer to the event, our intention is to give teams a bye during preliminary rounds, in which they can get checked in for HSNCT itself. Additionally, the plan is for this tournament to be certain to end at a reasonable time (likely 11pm) so that all participants can rest up for Saturday.

Registration for this tournament is open here. You can view the current field here. Registration requires some sort of team and affiliation on the NAQT website, but you are free to make up an ad-hoc school/association for this purpose.

Fees will be as follows:

Base fee: $90 per team
$10 discount per working buzzer system
$20 discount per moderator
Maximum total discount: $30

This'll need a handful of staffers, so if you'd like to do that (and get paid $20 to do so), you can sign up here.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby Cheynem » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:06 pm

How will this impact scrimmage rounds?
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby Important Bird Area » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:18 pm

HSNCT details page wrote:In light of the ACRONYM popular-culture tournament taking place at the same time, scrimmages will be scaled back in scope from previous years. In particular, the number of rounds per team will be limited in a manner yet to be determined.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby Cheynem » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:11 pm

Never mind.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby the return of AHAN » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:10 pm

I'm willing to staff this, having played it at CCCT.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby deserto » Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:53 pm

I'm looking for teammates, or to join an already-registered open team! Shoot me a message. I'm good for a handful of sports and music buzzes.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby anderson » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 pm

I’m also looking to join a team and would be happy to play with anyone. I know some stuff about video games and “indie” music and have very little knowledge everywhere else.

Edit: I have a team.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby InvadErGII » Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:45 am

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 at this time.

We also still need a whole lot of staffers! If you'd like to do that, you can still sign up here.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby BobGHHS » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:44 pm

Well, I thought our last day of school was on 5/25, so I booked an evening flight at Atlanta. Turns out we get out 5/24, so I switched my flight to the morning.

With that being said, I'm looking for a team for ACRONYM. Worst-case scenario I'll help Erik by staffing, but I'd much rather play. If you're looking for a guy with decent trash knowledge, shoot me a PM or email me at bk31883 at gmail.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby Alkres » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:59 pm

I'm staffing the main tourney, but definitely want to play this.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 pm

David Dennis, myself, and Ankit Aggarwal would love to have a fourth player for our team, if there's a free agent looking for a team out there.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby Alkres » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:05 pm

I would love to play on a team, if any would havecme.
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Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Postby BobGHHS » Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:53 pm

1992 in spaceflight wrote:David Dennis, myself, and Ankit Aggarwal would love to have a fourth player for our team, if there's a free agent looking for a team out there.


Let me know if you're still looking - I'm still trying to find a team to join up with.
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