ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

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ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Post by Illinois Admin » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:08 am

The Academic Buzzer Team at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to announce ILLIAC (ILLInois Academic Competition), an ACF Fall plus difficulty set (a la MUT, EMT, and SMT), or approximately 1 1/2 dots on the calendar. This means that the difficulty will be between ACF Fall and ACF regs, but will skew towards Fall. The set will consist of 14 packets, including a tiebreaker half packet and 2 "Finals" packets which will be slightly harder. Tossups will be capped at 7 lines in TNR 11 pt pre-power marking.

The set will be written by members of the UIUC and Uni High teams with help from Alex Dzurick, Eric Murkherjee, and the Centennial High School team. Mike Etzkorn and Cole Timmerwilke will serve as head editors with science help from Mike Sorice. Bradley McLain, Mitch McCullar, Bryan Lu and Koby Theobald will also be serving on the editing team. Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, John Lawrence, and Tyler Vaughan will also be assisting with difficulty control, copy-editing, and quality control.

Eligibility

The eligibility policy is similar to past years’ MUT, EMT, SMT. Only undergraduate and high school students can play this tournament. "Undergraduate" in this case does not follow the traditional ACF definition--fifth-year (or greater) undergraduates with no bachelor's-level degree are still eligible to play. Less-experienced grad students (i.e. grad students who have not played a tournament before this school year, with slight exceptions granted at our discretion) can request permission directly from the editors to play the set, and if granted will be able to play at a mirror. Otherwise, they will not be allowed to play. All mirrors will be closed mirrors, meaning that chimera teams will not be allowed except in extenuating circumstances, which must be approved by both the editing team and the hosts. Sites may allow both high school and college teams into the same field, but must ask the editors for permission first.

Distribution

4/4 Literature
-> 1/1 Long-Form Fiction
-> 1/1 Non-Epic Poetry
-> 0.5/0.5 Drama
-> 0.5/0.5 Short-Form Fiction
-> 1/1 "Miscellaneous" (nonfiction, literary criticism, epic poetry, other literary questions, mixed, or more drama/short fiction)

4/4 History
-> 1/1 United States
-> 1/1 Continental Europe
-> 1/1 Non-European, Non-Commonwealth ("World")
-> 1/1 Classics, Commonwealth, and Other

4/4 Science
-> 1/1 Biology
-> 1/1 Chemistry
-> 1/1 Physics
-> 0.5/0.5 Math/Computer Science
-> 0.5/0.5 Other Science

3/3 Arts
-> 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
-> 1/1 Music
-> 1/1 "Other" Art

4/4 RMPSS
-> 1/1 Religion (expansive)
-> 1/1 Mythology (inc. questions about mythography/folktales)
-> 1/1 Philosophy (with emphasis on "thought")
-> 1/1 Social Science (with emphasis on "practice")

1/1 Geography/Current Events/Misc.


The mirror fee for this set will be $40 per team in attendance

All mirror requests and questions regarding the set should be sent to bamclai2 AT illinois.edu

The set will be available for mirroring starting March 2nd.
Last edited by Illinois Admin on Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:04 pm, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Post by Illinois Admin » Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:26 pm

College Mirrors
We are actively pursuing mirrors in all of the following regions. If you feel that you can host a viable mirror in a region not listed below, please feel free to send us an email.
New England - Harvard (Tentative) - TBD
Mid-Atlantic - Johns Hopkins (HS allowed) - TBD
South Central
Southeast
South
Pacific Northwest
Southern California
Northern California
North
Great Lakes
Midwest - UIUC - March 23rd
Mountain West
Canada
UK

High School Mirrors
(see high school announcement )
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Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Post by Iamteehee » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:06 pm

What's the difficulty of the set supposed to be? MUT, SMT and EMT are all 2.0 difficulty by Ophir's difficulty scale but the OP states a difficulty level of 1.5.
Additionally, MUT/SMT/EMT are basically the same difficulty level as EFT, but the set is advertised as between ACF Fall and EFT level.
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Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Post by John Ketzkorn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:58 pm

Iamteehee wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:06 pm
What's the difficulty of the set supposed to be? MUT, SMT and EMT are all 2.0 difficulty by Ophir's difficulty scale but the OP states a difficulty level of 1.5.
Additionally, MUT/SMT/EMT are basically the same difficulty level as EFT, but the set is advertised as between ACF Fall and EFT level.

I'm not super familiar with the dot scale, but this set aims around MUT difficulty.
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