2020 Summer A Set History Leagues [Online, June-July 2020] - Registration OPEN

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2020 Summer A Set History Leagues [Online, June-July 2020] - Registration OPEN

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International Academic Competitions (IAC) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2020 Summer A Set History Leagues, a set of four competitions for students to compete in for this June and July.

Leagues
(1) Team vs. Team Leagues that will be played on A Set Bowl questions, with one league playing on Tuesdays and the other playing on Saturdays, with matches read and scored by IAC provided moderators. These matches will be played using an online buzzer system. Some of these rounds will be 30 tossups only (all of which will be powermarked in 30-20-10 format), while other rounds will be in modified standard History Bowl format (i.e. 3rd quarter category rounds will not be timed as usual, but rather each player on the team (not including substitutes) must answer at least 2 questions; teams of 2 will have their players answer 4 questions each. The difference in the formats is being done in part to gauge which format is preferred by players and IAC staff and thus will be used when C Set is played in the fall. We will announce the breakdown following the registration period.
(2) Team vs. Packet League that will be played on A Set Bowl questions, with teams participating against modified question sets, to be read and scored by their team coach(es). These rounds will be tossup only, all will be power-marked in 30-20-10 format, and consist of 30 questions each. Conferring will not be allowed between team members.
(3) Bee Leagues to be played on A Set Bee questions, with matches read and scored by IAC provided moderators. Bee matches will be conducted on Thursdays. These matches will be played using an online buzzer system.

Eligibility
Eligibility is restricted to teams/students that have not yet played the 2019-2020 A Set of Bee and Bowl questions.
The Team vs. Team Leagues and Bee Leagues will be open only to Varsity and Junior Varsity teams and players; Elementary and Middle School players are not eligible to compete in these events.
The Team vs. Packet League will be open to students in all grades; there will be separate Varsity, Junior Varsity, Middle School and Elementary divisions for this League.

When registering, teams in the Team vs. Team League and players in the Bee League will be asked to select a skill level in addition to their usual division classification. IAC will try its best to match teams and players up against those who have requested similar difficulty.

Dates
The Bee Leagues will last four weeks (the last week will be re-bracketed to have a final round for the top players while other players will get one more round in against players of comparable ability), while each Team vs. Team and Team vs. Packet League will last six weeks. Team events will begin the week of Monday, June 22; the Bee League will begin the following week. More information about exact timing for Bee and Team vs. Team matches will be available once registration opens.

Costs & Awards
Team vs. Team League registrations will cost $135 per team, with the opportunity for a $50 discount for teams that provide moderators (who would read for other teams, not their own, and subject to IAC’s discretion and approval).
Team vs. Packet League registration will cost $50 per team, with teams required to provide their own coach teams without a coach may request an IAC-provided moderator at an additional cost of $10 per game.
Bee League registrations will cost $30 per player, with no moderator discount available.

Awards (plaques and medals) will be distributed to the top teams/players.

Registration
Registration will is now open, with Team vs. Team League registrations closing on June 16 and Team vs. Packet League and Bee League Registration closing on June 26. All registration information can be found at this page.

Additional Questions
Please contact me here on the forums or by email at [email protected] for more information.
Arthur W. Ramsay
Director of Outreach, International Academic Competitions
Half Hollow Hills West '14, SUNY Empire State '17
I have never been Cal's Smartest Student nor have I won Teen Jeopardy!
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Re: 2020 Summer A Set History Leagues [Online, June-July 2020] - Registration OPEN

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Has the timing for Team vs Team events been worked out yet?
Nick Pruitt

Vice President of Ridgewood HS History/Quiz Bowl
Ridgewood HS 21'

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