ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

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ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Nick » Fri May 13, 2016 1:16 pm

ACE is pleased to announce a new event for quizbowl players called the ACE Summer Classic.

The ACE Summer Classic consists of three events, outlined below:

Main Event – an individual buzzer competition for all academic competitors! This competition is using NAQT's ICT Division II set. The Champion of each division (High School, Collegiate, and Masters) receives an exciting new custom trophy called the Golden Buzzer

Anniversary Doubles - a doubles (teams of two) buzzer tournament based entirely around content (academic and pop culture) that has been newsworthy or noteworthy in the previous calendar year

Family Quiz Night - a visual tournament with teams of four answering on a worksheet questions displayed on a screen. This is “quizbowl pub trivia.” This will be the same familiar quizbowl content asked in creative ways: maps, scientific models, math computation, quotes, works of art, etc.

The 2016 ACE Summer Classic will be held on the campus of Bellarmine University (Louisville, KY) from Friday evening (June 24th) to Sunday morning (June 26th). More details and the registration form can be found on our website but please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you might have (info <@> aceqb.com).

We hope that in the years (and Classics) to come, this event has a custom set for the Main Event and attracts the greatest quizbowl players of past, present, and future. We will post a picture of the Golden Buzzer as soon as we have it – but I’m telling you right now, it’s pretty glorious.

Are you the greatest quizbowl player in the land?
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Nero D'Avola » Fri May 13, 2016 3:08 pm

Nick wrote: The Champion of each division (High School, Collegiate, and Masters) receives an exciting new custom trophy called the Golden Buzzer



#gimmickinfringement
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Adventure Temple Trail » Fri May 13, 2016 4:58 pm

Huh, ACF-content bar trivia actually sounds pretty fun. I'd be curious to see the questions from that get posted after the event.

Also, I do realize you guys are stuck with a set that many prominent players have heard for this year, and will be figuring out a custom set in the future, so the field that can honestly play this year is much smaller than the field you'd like to draw in the future. For 2017 on, I'd advise that if you're going to have a collegiate and "Masters" division, having it be of the difficulty of DII ICT will actually repulse rather than attract many of the best collegiate and open players out there. In order to test who the best high-level individual generalist is without getting excessively difficult, you'd want tossup difficulty to look more like ACF Regionals or NASAT, if not slightly harder (like Penn Bowl 2013 or 14).
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Fri May 13, 2016 6:22 pm

Adventure Temple Trail wrote:Huh, ACF-content bar trivia actually sounds pretty fun. I'd be curious to see the questions from that get posted after the event.

Also, I do realize you guys are stuck with a set that many prominent players have heard for this year, and will be figuring out a custom set in the future, so the field that can honestly play this year is much smaller than the field you'd like to draw in the future. For 2017 on, I'd advise that if you're going to have a collegiate and "Masters" division, having it be of the difficulty of DII ICT will actually repulse rather than attract many of the best collegiate and open players out there. In order to test who the best high-level individual generalist is without getting excessively difficult, you'd want tossup difficulty to look more like ACF Regionals or NASAT, if not slightly harder (like Penn Bowl 2013 or 14).


If you're ever back in New Haven (and this goes for Yale grad students as well), I'm part of the duo that runs bar trivia at GPSCY. My content is generally pretty academic as the audience is Yale grad students.
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Sima Guang Hater » Fri May 13, 2016 7:48 pm

Nick wrote:Are you the greatest quizbowl player in the land?


Even if I were, this certainly wouldn't determine it.

Also Nolan, please let me know when that is! My girlfriend is (still) at Yale, and i'm sure we could contribute to a team.
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Fri May 13, 2016 9:21 pm

I am likely to attend the non-ICT portions of this event due to proximity, although I will have to make sure my schedule isn't too full that weekend. If I have some time, I may also be willing to organize a social gathering for interested parties.
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby t-bar » Fri May 13, 2016 9:21 pm

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:If you're ever back in New Haven (and this goes for Yale grad students as well), I'm part of the duo that runs bar trivia at GPSCY. My content is generally pretty academic as the audience is Yale grad students.

I went once and can attest that it's good stuff. Unfortunately, Monday night is also quizbowl practice. Maybe over the summer...
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Re: ACE 2016 Summer Classic (June 24 – 26)

Postby Adventure Temple Trail » Fri May 13, 2016 9:43 pm

Sima Guang Hater wrote:
Nick wrote:Are you the greatest quizbowl player in the land?


Even if I were, this certainly wouldn't determine it.


I mean, the idea of an all-subjects individual throwdown isn't inherently a bad one. They just need a set of questions that is (a) rigorous enough to draw the putative best players' attention (b) not something every serious player has heard already at nationals or an HS pre-nationals event.
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