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by InvadErGII
Thu May 07, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

It's Drew wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 2:09 pm
how do we pay
I'll be sending out invoices this weekend or thereabouts.
by InvadErGII
Thu May 07, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

Ciorwrong wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 12:28 am
access denied
Dang it, sorry - should be working now.
by InvadErGII
Thu May 07, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

Here you go! Of note - there are currently just five teams who have specified that they'd like to play in a high school-only division. If you're a high school team who'd like to play in such a division, please sign up soon to ensure we have enough teams! EDIT: I took a look at the free agent sheet ...
by InvadErGII
Mon May 04, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

As a reminder - registration for this league closes this Sunday. If you're interested but have not yet registered, please do so soon!
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

I'm happy to address these to the best of my ability: 1. How does audio quality of the moderator compare to Discord? To be fair, I don't have a great quantitative way to compare these two options, but over the course of 2-3 test games, I believe there was one bonus part I opted to re-read due to an ...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 20, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

Re: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

Excited to hear reports on how quizbowl over Zoom compares to Discord. We did some test games last week, and the consensus was that it worked well. We'll still be using the chat feature to buzz, but the rest plays out more or less the same way in-person events do (with the added bonus that unlike i...
by InvadErGII
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM League - May/June 2020
Replies: 16
Views: 3154

ACRONYM League - May/June 2020

https://playquizbowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/template-1.png Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce the ACRONYM League , a one-of-a-kind online quiz bowl league. WHAT? This league will be using the ACRONYM 13 question set . If you played or moderated this set in February, you are not eligible ...
by InvadErGII
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

Congrats to the ironically-named The Bus That Slowed Down (Mike Cheyne, Sam Ross, Carsten Gehring, Andrew Hart), who could not be stopped and defeated All Hail Krull, Sincerely Little Girl (Dan Burgess, Derek Sillerud, Susan Herder, Mike Olson) to clinch the MACRONYM title. Thanks to everyone who ca...
by InvadErGII
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

Logistics info went out to the email addresses on the sign up sheet this morning, but in case people aren't passing that along: Please come to Olin Rice Room 150 at 8:30 for check-in. There are parking lots to its immediate west and east, which are both good options. A map of the area is available h...
by InvadErGII
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ CCCT/Valencia College - 2/29/20
Replies: 1
Views: 481

ACRONYM 13 @ CCCT/Valencia College - 2/29/20

Play Quiz Bowl LLC will be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM 13 on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at Valencia College in Orlando, FL. Much like last year, this will be held immediately following the conclusion of CCCT at Valencia College. This tournament will be run on-site by Danny Vopava - any logistical ...
by InvadErGII
Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT North @ Minnesota - 2/8/20
Replies: 0
Views: 539

2020 NAQT SCT North @ Minnesota - 2/8/20

Play Quiz Bowl LLC will be directing the North site of the 2020 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2020 . Location : This year's SCT North will be at the University of Minnesota . Games will be held at Folwell Hall - note that this is *not* at Blegen Hall, the longtime v...
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

Re: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

It is! I wouldn't rule out there being others in the midwest at some point (as well as at HSNCT, etc.), but this one is in Minnesota, so yeah.
by InvadErGII
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20
Replies: 8
Views: 1450

ACRONYM 13 @ Macalester (MN) - 2/23/20

Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota will be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM 13 on Sunday, February 23, 2020. As with last year, the cost will be $20 per player. Macalester will have an online payment portal for this in the near future.

You can register a team and/or sign up as a staffer here.
by InvadErGII
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAM III (Video Games, Fall 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 2901

TOEJAM III (Video Games, Fall 2020)

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be producing TOEJAM III , the third iteration of my occasional retro-focused video game tournament series. The set will have about 8 packets of tossups with the following distribution: 4/0 8-Bit Era and Oldera 4/0 16-Bit Era 4/0 32- and 64-Bit Era 4/0 "Modern" Era (...
by InvadErGII
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 4480

Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)

Play Quiz Bowl is excited to announce Schurniverse , a set dedicated to the various projects of TV producer extraordinaire Michael Schur. The set will be written by Danny Vopava (with a few contributions from myself), and will have 6 packets of 20 tossups with the following distribution: 5/0 The Off...
by InvadErGII
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3525

Re: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019

This is just a few days away! Please register soon if you haven't. A few other details - this will indeed be at Blegen Hall (the usual place) on UMN's west bank. The opening meeting will be in auditorium 10 on the lowest level. Please be there by 8:45 so we can do the meeting and get started by 9. E...
by InvadErGII
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 2 @ Minnesota - 9/7/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3525

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: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20529

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: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20529

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: 6347

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: 6477

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: 4577

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: 4577

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: 4577

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: 1
Views: 4389

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: 25
Views: 12154

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: 3474

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: 6663

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: 6663

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: 6663

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: 8880

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 6477

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: 4782

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: 5846

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: 4782

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: 4008

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: 17337

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: 18552

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: 18552

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: 18552

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: 18552

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: 6663

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: 5846

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: 18552

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: 6347

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...