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Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:49 pm
by TaylorH
This is the official announcement for the Florida Spring Tournament or FST, formerly known as SUN II. It is a sequel of sorts to 2017's Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN), written as that tournament was, by members of the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, New College of Florida, and Auburn University quiz bowl clubs. The difficulty for this tournament will be around ACF Fall 2017. It will consist of twelve power-marked packets. The writing/editing team for the tournament is as follows:


History: Peter Torres (of UCF)
Science: Jonathen Settle (of UF)
Literature, Social Science, Philosophy: Alex Shaw (of UF)
Mythology, Religion, Trash, Current Events, Geography, Fine Arts: Taylor Harvey (of UF)

Additional Writers:

Tracy Mirkin (of UF)
Yonathan Stone, Leo Law, and Katia Diamond (of NCF)
Chandler West (of Auburn)
Bradley Kirksey (of RTS Orlando, formerly UCF)
Zach Foster

The slightly unorthodox distribution is as follows:

1/1 Poetry
1/1 Long Fiction (Novels and novellas)
1/1 Drama
1/1 Short Fiction, Essays, Mixed, or another of the above
With assurance of appropriate varying in geographic origin and time period

1/1 American
1/1 European (including British and Anglo-sphere)
1/1 World
1/1 Other, Common Links, or more of above

1/1 Biology
1/1 Chemistry
1/1 Physics
1/1 Other Science: Math, Earth Science, Engineering, Astronomy, Computer Science

Fine Arts:
1/1 Painting and Sculpture (about 80% the former)
1/1 Music
1/1 Other Arts: Architecture, Jazz, Dance, Film, Photography, Opera, etc

1/1 Religion
1/1 Philsophy
1/0 or 0/1 Mythology

1/1 Social Science: Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, Linguistics, Psychology

1/0 or 0/1 Mixed Academic, Geography or Current Events

1/1 Trash OR additional Mixed Academic, Geography or Current Events

For 20/20 total per packet.

The tournament will be available to mirror starting March 17th, 2018. Current mirrors are as follows:

Please PM or email me at if your school is interested in mirroring this tournament starting March 17th or anytime later, even into the summer.

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:53 pm
by TaylorH
Mirror List:

Main site at University of Florida: March 17th
Michigan Mirror: March 17th
Michigan Tech Mirror: March 24th
BYU Mirror: April 7th
Wofford College: April 14th
Virginia Tech Mirror: Fall 2018

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:23 am
by TaylorH
Some quick updates on this set.

We are presently 85% done with writing the set and as stated above the final tournament will features 12 power marked packets of 20/20.

We are seeking possible mirror sites in the non-Florida Southeast, Northeast, and West Coast Regions. If you are a school from one of these regions or anywhere else not near a present site, let me know if you are interested in mirroring. Mirror fees are $40 per non-house team.

We are seeking people who are not planning on playing the tournament to playtest the questions over Skype. If you are interested on hearing some questions and giving feedback, email me at

Finally I'd also like to announce a bundled side-event packet included with all mirrors of this tournament: A packet of 20 tossups on named historical animals (think, Laika the Space Dog but not that one) written by me. Now accepting dumb appropriate acronyms for the name of this packet.

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:51 pm
by CPiGuy
Is there a discussion forum for this? If not, can there be one made?

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:24 pm
by settlej
Thanks for everyone for coming out! Congratulations to UF B, who beat out UCF A in a one game final to win the tournament.

Stats can be found here.

CPiGuy wrote:Is there a discussion forum for this? If not, can there be one made?

Not yet. The powers that be have to set that up, right?

Also, we played Entirely Real Landscapes as a one room shoot out. We had a ton of fun with it, and highly recommend it.

Tracy 180
Taylor 115
Alex 105
Jonathen 40
Matt 0
Nathan ??

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:50 am
by settlej
A private discussion forum has been created for this set, called "2018 FST Discussion".