Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

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Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by touchpack » Thu May 02, 2013 8:26 pm

The University of Illinois would like to announce DRAGOON (Dr. Aaron's Grand Overview Of Nonsense), a regular difficulty tournament planned for fall 2013. We would like to run mirrors during the month of November (except for the weekend ACF Fall claims).

Questions:

This tournament will be house-written by the following members of the University of Illinois: Aaron Rosenberg, Billy Busse, Austin Listerud, Andrew Wang, Chinmay Kansara, and Kevin Davis, with some assistance from Ike Jose.

This is a regular difficulty non-open tournament. (Examples of good past tournaments we would classify as "regular difficulty" include MAGNI and ACF Regionals 2010). You must be a current university or high school student to play this tournament.

Questions will be hard-capped at 7 lines of 10-pt Times New Roman before the powermark (there will be powers). There will be 15 packets with the following question distribution:

4/4 Literature
4/4 History
4/4 Science
3/3 RMP (Religion, Mythology, Philosophy)
3/3 Fine Arts (Painting, Music, Other)
1/1 Social Science
1/0 Trash
0/1 Geography/Current Events

Each packet will also contain a tiebreaker tossup, and there will be an extra document consisting of tiebreakers (tossups and bonuses)

Hosting:

We are looking for mirrors anywhere there is quizbowl. The mirror fee will be $35.

Regions:

Midwest: UIUC (11/16/13)
Northeast: Yale (11/16/13)
Mid-Atlantic: Virginia Tech (11/17/13)
Upper Midwest:
Great Plains: Kansas State (11/9/13)
South: Alabama (11/16/13)
West Coast:
Florida:
Texas: Texas A&M (11/16/13)
Canada: Buffalo (11/16/13)
UK:
UW + Skype (11/16/13)
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:18 pm

Any interest in Mid-Atlantic mirrors for this? Since VCU and UVA have tournaments for the Fall, maybe Maryland?
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by touchpack » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:45 pm

I've updated the opening post with all the confirmed mirrors so far. Anyone else interested in mirroring should contact me. (Austin or I will probably get into contact with possible hosts soon)
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by fett0001 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:32 pm

Virginia Tech is interested in a mirror. You can contact me at hundleymw@vt.edu
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by minusfive » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:02 pm

touchpack wrote: Canada: Buffalo (11/16/13).
Sorry America, you can't get rid of Buffalo that easily! Maybe if you throw in Detroit (I've heard it's financially attractive...)
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:05 am

Great Plains: Kansas State (11/9/13)
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:03 am

Kansas State has had a team for a little while, dude.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:15 pm

Cheynem wrote:Kansas State has had a team for a little while, dude.
I know that, I'm just glad they're hosting things. Hopefully pyramidal high school tournaments in the future.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by lfarrow » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:07 am

Looking for info on the ALabama mirror of this event. AUM would be interested in participating. Please email me at lfarrow@aum.edu
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Srijay » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:10 pm

Can we mirror this at the University of Minnesota? Contact me at quizbowl@umn.edu
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Galadedrid Damodred » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:20 pm

Is there going to be a sign-up list for the Illinois site posted in this thread, or will it be split off into its own announcement? (Disclaimer: The following is an unofficial statement made by me, not the UofL quizbowl team) Louisville is planning to register a minimum of one team for that tournament.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by touchpack » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:04 pm

Galadedrid Damodred wrote:Is there going to be a sign-up list for the Illinois site posted in this thread, or will it be split off into its own announcement? (Disclaimer: The following is an unofficial statement made by me, not the UofL quizbowl team) Louisville is planning to register a minimum of one team for that tournament.
The announcement for the Illinois site is up and can be found here.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by fett0001 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:11 pm

touchpack wrote:Questions will be hard-capped at 7 lines of 10-pt Times New Roman before the powermark (there will be powers).
Emphasis added.

That's a typo, right?
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Cody » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:28 pm

That simply means "before the powermark is added" (and thus before the bolding increases the question length).
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by touchpack » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:30 pm

fett0001 wrote:
touchpack wrote:Questions will be hard-capped at 7 lines of 10-pt Times New Roman before the powermark (there will be powers).
Emphasis added.

That's a typo, right?
No, it isn't. Due to the variable length of powermarks, a question with a longer power will thus be constrained to a shorter length cap if we capped question length after powermarking, since bolded text is larger than not bolded text. Doing it this way ensures a consistent length cap.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by fett0001 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:22 am

Ok, I read that the other way, as in, power = 7 lines.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:30 am

Were you guys going to set up a discussion forum for the set?
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by touchpack » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:06 pm

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:Were you guys going to set up a discussion forum for the set?
A discussion forum has been created and you can request access to join in the User Control Panel under Usergroups.
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Re: Announcement: DRAGOON (11/16/13)

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:02 pm

I've Emailed Billy but haven't heard back. Since the set isn't clear, may we use it for NASAT tryouts we're hosting next week?
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