Centennial's ATTACK looking for mirrors

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Centennial's ATTACK looking for mirrors

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Centennial’s housewritten tournament ATTACK is seeking national mirrors during the second semester. The tournament consists of 12 20/20 power-marked rounds, as well as tiebreakers and emergency tossups. Tossups are 5-6 lines of TNR font, and no bonus part will exceed two lines in that font.

This is the distribution:
4/4 Literature (1/1 World, 1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 British/Other)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Earth Science/Astronomy/Miscellaneous)
4/4 History (1/1 World, 1/1 American, 2/2 European)
2/2 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Music)
2/2 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Geography
1/1 Non-computational Math and Computer Science
1/1 Trash

The set is intended to appeal to all teams. It strives for high answerability for tossups, with the intent to avoid topics that high schoolers are likely only to have encountered through quizbowl. At the same time, it is designed to reward real knowledge of topics from experience in the classroom, not with a buzzer. For example, while easy parts of bonuses and giveaways should be very answerable for most teams, the hard parts and tossup lead-ins are designed to challenge even top-nationally schools.

I will shrug off the regular-difficulty label, instead pointing out that given play-testing of the entire set with my team, their performance is comparable to that on the 2011 BHSAT or the 2010 VcuBilt. Make of that what you will.

The cost of mirroring the set is $10 per team; email me at adsilverman AT bellsouth DOT net if you are interested. Thanks!
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Given that Maggie Walker's mirror is concluded, are all the mirrors done?
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Yes, once exams are done this week I'll work on getting the packets up. Meanwhile, if there is any criticism anyone has before they become public, please email me. Thanks!
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Due to some interest in using these questions in tournaments/camps over the summer, I probably will not release the packets to the archive until fall. If you want them before then for nationals prep or whatever, email me and we'll work it out.
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Is it 100% certain that this will be the STL Open's set?
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I haven't heard any certainty yet, but there is interest.
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merv1618 wrote:Is it 100% certain that this will be the STL Open's set?
I'm going to take one last look around this upcoming week and make sure there's nothing from this past year that's more difficult and still unposted, but assuming no, then yes.
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Charbroil wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Is it 100% certain that this will be the STL Open's set?
I'm going to take one last look around this upcoming week and make sure there's nothing from this past year that's more difficult and still unposted, but assuming no, then yes.
When/where will this be? Depending on the weekend, I might be able to come down and staff.
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dtaylor4 wrote:
Charbroil wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Is it 100% certain that this will be the STL Open's set?
I'm going to take one last look around this upcoming week and make sure there's nothing from this past year that's more difficult and still unposted, but assuming no, then yes.
When/where will this be? Depending on the weekend, I might be able to come down and staff.
July 14th. I'll be putting up a detailed post on here in a couple of days (and on the Missouri forums).
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