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by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019

There will be a mirror of Super ACRONYM 2 at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, September 7th. Exact details are forthcoming, but games are expected to be at Blegen Hall (the usual place), with a likely start at around 9am. Registration is $20 per player. You can sign up a full team or as a fr...
by InvadErGII
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9722

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Prelim stats for Super ACRONYM are here . I still need to get all the playoff scoresheets into SQBS, but will have those up ASAP. Also, by my count there were 11 players (nearly a fourth of the field!) who didn't pay for this. If that includes you, please do so ASAP - my Venmo is Erik-Nelson-32. If ...
by InvadErGII
Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 9722

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

The Super ACRONYM 2 schedule is available here . Same meeting place/time as yesterday (as noted in the OP of this thread). If you are signed up to staff and would be up for running stats, please let me know - we have more than enough readers, so in the interest of keeping this running smoothly I'd l...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Re: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement

This set is fully edited and ready for mirrors starting this weekend! Please don't hesitate to reach out if you'd like to have this mirrored in your area. There are a couple of other quick announcements regarding this set: - Travis Vitello also joined up as a writer for this set. - The distribution ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

mjoy wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:08 am
InvadErGII wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:44 pm
There will also definitely be a Minnesota mirror in August or September
Is this still the case?
Oh yeah, there'll definitely be something.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:54 pm
InvadErGII wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
AKKOLADE wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
How many packets are you expecting to have?
Should be at least 10 (like SNICK had), but if we can make more we certainly will.
Off topic, but was SNICK ever posted?
Not yet - there might be one more mirror this summer. Once that happens/doesn't happen, I'll make sure it gets posted.
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

AKKOLADE wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:26 pm
How many packets are you expecting to have?
Should be at least 10 (like SNICK had), but if we can make more we certainly will.
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 846

ACRO-Demia: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl is very excited to announce ACRO-Demia an all-tossup set that will be available for mirrors in Summer 2020 . While ACRO-Demia is an all pop culture set, all of its answer lines are things from the academic quiz bowl canon. Distribution Answer lines in ACRO-Demia are sorted according t...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13: Global Announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 381

ACRONYM 13: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl LLC is pleased to announce the inevitable existence of ACRONYM 13 , a new iteration of our flagship question set, which will be ready for mirrors in February 2020 . This is a low-difficulty pop culture set, aimed primarily at a high school audience, but with content accessible to coll...
by InvadErGII
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 24
Views: 5591

Re: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

This was very good and you should play it :party:
by InvadErGII
Sat May 18, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Illinois - Weekend of 7/20
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Super ACRONYM 2 @ Illinois - Weekend of 7/20

Now that all the polling seems to be done - the premiere of Super ACRONYM 2 will be at the University of Illinois the weekend of July 20th (exact date and time TBD, depending on what else is being run). Our hope is for this to have the largest, strongest field possible, so if you are unsure of where...
by InvadErGII
Fri May 17, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

Registration for this event closes this Sunday! If you want to play but haven't signed up, now is the time.
by InvadErGII
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

Since a couple of folks have asked for something like this recently, a free agent signup sheet is available here. If you don't have a team, sign up here and get in touch with other free agents to get a team together.
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

Hey all! This is coming up fast, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so! It won't be long before HSNCT staff assignments are sorted out, so if you want to play in this, please sign up here right away. We also still need a whole bunch of staffers - if you've already played this set and would l...
by InvadErGII
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 4751

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

If it helps at all with picking out the best time for this - I can commit to having Super ACRONYM ready for the weekend of July 20th, but not any earlier.
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Cheynem wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:17 am
According to the latest thread, they're leaning towards doing Side Event Weekend in August now.
Ahh. That'd certainly work for me, too.
by InvadErGII
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Looks like Age of Empires has also been announced, though I'm not sure how confirmed it is. Barring any big changes, let's plan on doing this at UIUC. I let them know that my preferred weekend for this would be July 20th, assuming other events are also ready to be played by then - I can't travel eit...
by InvadErGII
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

The preference at this point seems to be Chicago Open > UIUC > Purdue. I agree with the concerns over making it work at CO. SA2's questions are a little bit shorter than CO Trash's, so having one other tossup only event might work, but two would certainly be pushing it. I really don't want to step o...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Hey all - I'd like to nail this down as early as this week, so if you haven't yet voted, please make your opinion known! It appears that it's likely to be either UIUC or CO, so if you have any particular thoughts on one of those over the other, feel free to post those here.
by InvadErGII
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

I would do CO weekend, but I'm unsure--I thought there were a few side events already scheduled for Sunday (maybe?). If a trash weekend in Purdue manifested, would that work? Seems like you'd get a better "trash" field. What I'd last heard is that there was just one smaller event confirmed for Sund...
by InvadErGII
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Hello, trash likers! I would like to nail down a "main site" for Super ACRONYM 2, in the interest of attracting as large/strong of a field as possible. Please fill out the attached poll to indicate your preference(s) for such a site. The last set headlined SEW in Ann Arbor two years ago, so it seems...
by InvadErGII
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ CCCT - 3/2/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ CCCT - 3/2/19

Congratulations to St. Stephen's Episcopal School, who defeated Tallahassee Community College in a phenomenal final 360-340 to win the CCCT mirror of ACRONYM 12. In doing so, they became the first high school team to win an open ACRONYM event, as well as the first majority female team to win any ACR...
by InvadErGII
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ Macalester College (Open) - 2/17/19
Replies: 2
Views: 2854

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ Macalester College (Open) - 2/17/19

Oh hey, we did! Here's a bit more info: Games will be played in Neill Hall. Depending on the size of the field, there's a possibility that we'll need to hold the opening meeting in an adjacent building, but we'll sort that out in the coming days. A map of the campus and Neill Hall are available here...
by InvadErGII
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ CCCT - 3/2/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1732

ACRONYM 12 @ CCCT - 3/2/19

ACRONYM 12 will be a part of the 2019 CCCT weekend at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Like last year's event, this tournament will take place on the evening of Saturday, March 2nd. The field will be capped at 24 teams. Check-in will begin around 5pm, with the opening meeting starting at 5:30. ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT North SCT at Minnesota (2/9/19)
Replies: 0
Views: 1071

2019 NAQT North SCT at Minnesota (2/9/19)

Play Quiz Bowl LLC pleased to be hosting National Academic Quiz Tournaments' 2019 Sectional Championship Tournament at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, February 9th. This tournament will determine eligibility for the 2019 ICT, and I hope to see many of your teams there. Logistics for the tou...
by InvadErGII
Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 16137

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)

It appears I never posted this to the archives and never did an online mirror of any sort, so we could still do one! Is there anyone out there that would still like to play this? I'm happy to schedule something in the next week or two.
by InvadErGII
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Hoooo boy, this was fun. With 5 tossups left, Matt Lafer and Mike Cheyne were tied at 370 points, and remained tied after other players picked up the next 4 questions. Matt then powered tossup 20 of packet 10 to win the event - congratulations! Scores are as follows: Matt Lafer 385 Mike Cheyne 370 E...
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Alright, let's plan on doing this at 8:30pm central time on Thursday. See you there?
by InvadErGII
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I couldn't run it next Friday (12/28), but would Thursday the 27th work?
by InvadErGII
Thu Dec 20, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I'd be happy to read this on the Discord. Is there a particular night that works best for you, Matt/Mike (and others)? Let's make this happen soon.
by InvadErGII
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19
Replies: 5
Views: 3467

ACRONYM 12 @ HSNCT - 5/24/19

ACRONYM 12 will be a part of the 2019 HSNCT weekend! Like last year's event, this tournament will take place on the evening of Friday, May 24 . The tournament will still be split into two divisions: high school, for all-HS teams, and an "open" division for teams composed of staffers, coaches, etc. H...
by InvadErGII
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ Macalester College (Open) - 2/17/19
Replies: 2
Views: 2854

ACRONYM 12 @ Macalester College (Open) - 2/17/19

The debut of ACRONYM 12 will be hosted by Macalester College in St. Paul on Sunday, February 17! Fee is $20 per player. Exact time and building info will be available as we get closer to the event.

You can register a team, or declare yourself a free agent, using this spreadsheet.
by InvadErGII
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I've reached out to a few schools about another in-person mirror, but it's not looking promising. If that doesn't work out, I'll figure out a good time/method for an online mirror.
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 2583

Super ACRONYM 2: Global Announcement

In addition to the previously announced ACRONYM 12 , Play Quiz Bowl is also producing Super ACRONYM 2 for summer 2019. As with the last one, this will be pretty hard, have a lot of interesting answer lines, and be a lot of fun. Set Info and Distribution Super ACRONYM 2 will be written by Erik Nelson...
by InvadErGII
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12: Global Announcement
Replies: 0
Views: 2392

ACRONYM 12: Global Announcement

Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce ACRONYM 12 , the latest edition of our flagship tournament. As with previous years, this will be geared toward a high school audience but will be accessible and fun at all levels. Set Info and Distribution ACRONYM 12 will be written by Erik Nelson, Danny Vopava,...
by InvadErGII
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Congrats to Two Guys, Two Girls and a Pizza Place (Samantha Ross, Ashley Mergens, Derek Sillerud and Steve Ogdahl), who defeated an unnamed team featuring Rob, Andrew, Carsten, and Shan in the first game of a two-stage final to win SNICK. Stats are available here.

Thanks to everyone who played!
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Hey! If you're playing in this, please be at Room 150 in Blegen Hall (the usual place) by 8:45am or so on Sunday to check in. If you still need to sign up, the sheet is in the OP.
by InvadErGII
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I'm definitely hopeful that something in the fall can run this in Chicago/Ann Arbor or thereabouts (and will do whatever I can to help make that happen), but I will absolutely do an online mirror if that doesn't materialize.
by InvadErGII
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

SNICK is now complete! I'm very excited for you all to see it. There are 10 rounds of 20 tossups each. Without giving too much away, it spans a lot of aspects of the 1990s, but has a decent amount of vanity as one might expect from a set like this. The set is pretty difficult, though the final packe...
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Cheynem wrote:Do you know if this will be the first such event on Sunday?
This isn't set in stone, but I would say that's my intention, yes.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Update - as has been noted elsewhere, this will be the lone midwest site for SNICK (at least, for now). This (and, I assume, other MNASAT side events) will be held on Sunday, August 19 . $15 per player, field cap of 12 teams. There will be a bunch of awesome 90s-oriented prizes - I plan on getting s...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

$15 per player at the Minnesota event (whose exact date/time is still unclear, which I hope to have resolved soon). I can't speak for the others.

I'll have a few other details on the set shortly, once the writing is done.
by InvadErGII
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Old trash packets?
Replies: 2
Views: 2420

Re: Old trash packets?

I can send you the one from 2014, but fair warning - it isn't great. That's also the first ACRONYM I had a hand in, so I don't have anything earlier - see Matt Quinn’s post below on how to obtain those.

[edited to remove unnecessary editorializing re: sets I wasn’t involved with]
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

Cheynem wrote:Is this not happening at UIUC?
As of today, I haven't been approached about any other mirrors of this (though I know side event weekend plans are still coming together, generally). Depending on the amount of overlap, it could certainly still be held at both sites.
by InvadErGII
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3534

SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

I'll be holding a SNICK event the weekend of 8/18 to coincide with the local NASAT mirror. The exact date/time, as well as tournament format, are TBD, but I'm encouraging anyone who really wants to play this to play it here - let's call this the 'flagship' SNICK tournament. Cost will be $15 per play...
by InvadErGII
Wed May 30, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59402

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

I am dumbfounded that the NAQT higher-ups have not taken stronger action based on these revelations. Any one of the blog posts highlighted in this thread should be disqualifying for someone in any activity involving teenagers and young adults. If quiz bowl is to continue to grow and be a more positi...
by InvadErGII
Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 15094

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Congrats to Trashtastic Five and Singing Nuns, who won the open and high school divisions, respectively. Stats through the prelims are available here . Due to some logistical problems during the playoffs (for which I take full responsibility), I do not have complete combined/playoff stats. At a mini...
by InvadErGII
Tue May 15, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16061

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Probably all tossups, but I'm aiming for a larger number of packets to compensate for the lack of bonuses. Should be at least 10 rounds.
by InvadErGII
Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 15094

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Quick update on this event - both the high school and open fields are being expanded to 32 teams each. After promoting teams currently on the waitlists, the high school field will likely remain full, pending any cancellations. There will be a few spots available in the open division, so if you want ...
by InvadErGII
Thu May 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 15094

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Hey everyone! We are still looking into the possibility of expanding the fields for this, but I and NAQT would feel a lot better about doing that if we can get a few more staffers signed up. You can still sign up for that here . If you're an HSNCT staffer, please be sure to fill out the survey that ...