NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates

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NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates

Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:15 pm

This is a public request for mirrors, and a list of information of arranged mirrors, of this year's National All-Star Academic Tournament. The full announcement for the main site is up here.

I would prefer that mirrors be held the weekend of June 23-24, though holding them later is plausible. The set will not be available for mirroring until the weekend of the 23rd and 24th.

Pertinent information:
  • The entry fee will be $40 per team.
  • Eric "Got My Name Back" Mukherjee will be the chief editor.
  • As stated in the main site announcement: "Because this event will be played by highly skilled all-star teams, the question difficulty will be higher than that used at existing national championships such as the NSC and HSNCT. The style and subject distribution of the questions will be quite similar to existing “modified ACF” sets, such as the sets HSAPQ wrote in the past."
  • That roughly comes out to ACF Regionals difficulty, minus some subjects like organic chemistry that aren't high school appropriate.
To request becoming a mirror site, please email me at fred@iqbtnasat.com. I'd be happy to answer any questions there or in this thread.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:52 am

I'm happy to announce our first two mirrors of NASAT this summer: at McMaster on 6/23 and 6/24 and at Valencia on, likely, 8/19.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by Muriel Axon » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:04 pm

Are college mirrors intended to be closed, or can they be open?
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Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:27 pm

They can be open, as long as they're announced as such and there's no double secret probation, cool kid-only open teams.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 pm

AKKOLADE wrote:double secret probation, cool kid-only open teams
What does this mean, in terms that other people can understand and act on?
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by Cheynem » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:59 pm

I am guessing (?) the idea is if you're doing an open tournament (which, frankly, aside from the main event, they all should be since this is in the summer), say this is an open tournament and don't do things like "this isn't advertised as open, but we let some open teams in." Which, again, shouldn't be an issue since this is the summer.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by AKKOLADE » Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:08 pm

Cheynem wrote:I am guessing (?) the idea is if you're doing an open tournament (which, frankly, aside from the main event, they all should be since this is in the summer), say this is an open tournament and don't do things like "this isn't advertised as open, but we let some open teams in." Which, again, shouldn't be an issue since this is the summer.
This is correct.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by AKKOLADE » Mon May 07, 2018 2:12 pm

I'm pleased to announce two more mirrors at the University of Washington and the University of Minnesota. Dates are pending for both events.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by AKKOLADE » Mon May 14, 2018 7:45 pm

The mirror for the Washington mirror will be on 6/30, with a thread found here.

UC San Diego will also be mirroring it on 7/7.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by Progcon » Sun May 20, 2018 5:10 pm

Are there any additional details for the McMaster mirror? I'm planning on flying into Toronto from NYC and traveling to McMaster and would like to know what time stuff starts.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Sat May 26, 2018 3:44 pm

Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by Aaron's Rod » Mon May 28, 2018 3:14 pm

AKKOLADE wrote:Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18.
It's worth noting that this is a week after another open event at Illinois.
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Post by kitakule » Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 pm

Is there any interest for a Northeast mirror, or one over Skype? I'm interested in playing this.
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by Muriel Axon » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:49 pm

Aaron's Rod wrote:
AKKOLADE wrote:Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18.
It's worth noting that this is a week after another open event at Illinois.
Sorry, I never got back to this. Are you suggesting that these two events would be too close together?
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by Aaron's Rod » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:48 pm

Muriel Axon wrote:
Aaron's Rod wrote:
AKKOLADE wrote:Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18.
It's worth noting that this is a week after another open event at Illinois.
Sorry, I never got back to this. Are you suggesting that these two events would be too close together?
Maybe? I don't have a real job or anything, so it's tough to me to gauge, but it seems like a lot of people would go to both. If this is what works for the majority of interested parties, that's great!
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Post by ValenciaQBowl » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:26 am

The NASAT mirror at Valencia will be held on Saturday, August 18, on our West Campus. Thanks to Fred for letting us mirror so late. I'll put up an announcement soon. Most of our participants don't visit these forums, but we'd be happy if some of y'all would like to travel to sweltering Orlando in August.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 pm

We now have a mirror on 8/12 at Penn!
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Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates

Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:08 am

Thanks to everyone that played NASAT at one of our mirror or at the main site. I've emailed the packets to Jeff Hill to upload; once they're up, I'll post in this thread.
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