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WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:46 am
by BenWeiner27
Wayzata High School Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the Wayzata Academic Invitational Tournament (WAIT), a high school regular difficulty housewrite set for the 2019-20 season that will be available for mirrors from the weekend of October 19th to the weekend of May 16th (the weekend before HSNCT). Tossups will be capped at 600 characters and there will be 15 power marked packets of uniform difficulty. Packets will consist of 20 pyramidal tossups, 20 three part bonuses, and a single tiebreaker tossup.

The set will be headedited by Carsten Gehring. Subject editors will be Tora Husar (History, Fine Arts, Mythology), Geoffrey Chen (Science, Social Science, Philosophy), Joe Kammann (Literature, Fine Arts, Religion, Trash), Brian Sachs (Geography, Current Events), and Rob Carson (Fine Arts). In addition, Rob will also be advising us.

This set will be written by Wayzata Quiz Bowl members Ben Weiner, Brian Lin, Bryanna Shao, Cece Shao, Amogh Kulkarni, and Ashwin Halepet.

Distribution:

4/4 History (1/1 US, 1/1 World, 2/2 European/British/Ancient)
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 British, 1/1 World/Ancient/Other)
4/4 Science (1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Biology, 1/1 Comp Sci/Earth Sci/Astronomy/Other)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Painting/Sculpture, 1/1 Classical Music, 1/1 Other Fine Arts)
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology
.5/.5 Philosophy
.5/.5 Social Science
1/1 Geography/Current Events (With a 2:1 Geo:CE ratio)
1/1 Popular Culture

1/0 Tiebreak (Coming from any academic category)

Mirrors:

The mirror fee is $10/team attending (including host teams). If you are interested in mirroring or the set or have any questions regarding it, please email wayzataquizbowl AT gmail DOT com.

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:32 pm
by BenWeiner27
Mirror Sites:

MIT Fall Academic Tournament @ MIT (Cambridge, MA): November 3rd 2019
CATT XV @ Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, GA): November 9th 2019
WUFAT V @ Washington University (St. Louis, MO): November 9th 2019
Pilot Grove Fall Invitational @ Pilot Grove High School (Pilot Grove, MO): November 16th 2019
Three Trails Invitational VII @ Fort Osage High School (Independence, MO): November 16th 2019
WAIT Main Site @ Wayzata High School (Plymouth, MN): November 23rd 2019
Maroon Bowl @ Ridgewood High School (Ridgewood, NJ): November 23rd 2019
Pretzel Invitational (New Berlin, IL): December 14th 2019
Santa Fe College (Gainesville, FL): January 11th 2020 [Community Colleges ONLY Mirror]
Allderdice Invitational VI @ Taylor Allderdice High School (Pittsburgh, PA): February 1st 2020
Scripps Ranch High School (San Diego, CA): March 14th 2020 [Cancelled due to COVID-19]
Wayzata Online Knowledge Event (Discord): March 28th 2020
Online Middle School Tournament (Discord): May 2nd 2020

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:46 pm
by BenWeiner27
As of July 23rd, WAIT is now 75% complete meaning that we are on track to be done writing by early August. This will give us around two months to continue editing and make final changes to the set before it is able to be played starting on September 28th.

UPDATE: As of August 9th, 96% of WAIT is now written. We remain on schedule for September 28th.

UPDATE: As of September 22nd, all of WAIT has been written. The majority of the set has been edited and we have begun playtesting. Since our first scheduled mirror date is not until November 9th, we have decided to move the first date the set will be available for mirrors to October 19th to allow us more time to playtest and fine tune the set. The original post has been updated to reflect this. In addition, since August, Rob Carson has also officially joined the editing staff as a Audio Fine Arts editor.

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:55 pm
by mfincher
Hello,

My team is attending the Chattahoochee CATT XIV tournament on Saturday, November 9. Are there any previous WAIT sets out there with a different name, and if not are there any other sets to which you would say your questions are more similar?

Thanks,

Matt Fincher
Greater Atlanta Christian School

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:41 pm
by BenWeiner27
mfincher wrote: Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:55 pm My team is attending the Chattahoochee CATT XIV tournament on Saturday, November 9. Are there any previous WAIT sets out there with a different name, and if not are there any other sets to which you would say your questions are more similar?
This is the first year that a WAIT set has been produced (and thus the first set produced by this writing team); however, since WAIT is a High School Regular Housewrite, there are a wide variety of sets from previous years at roughly the same difficulty. I would recommend looking at last year's CAST or WHAQ III set, both of which are at a similar difficulty and have a similar (but not quite exact) distribution.

Please let me know should you have any further questions!

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:34 pm
by BenWeiner27
WAIT premiered at MIT fall this past weekend. A private forum has been set up. Please apply through the usergroups panel to give us feedback on the set once you have played it!

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 8:45 pm
by BenWeiner27
Barring the unlikely event in which I receive an additional mirror request before Monday, WAIT will be cleared and uploaded to the archive next Tuesday, May 5th.

Re: WAIT set available for Mirrors in the 2019-20 Season (HS Regular)

Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 3:47 pm
by BenWeiner27
The 2019 WAIT set is now clear. Thanks to everyone who came out and played the set as well as the many sites that hosted tournaments using the set! Packets can be found here once they are approved for the archive.