DART set (regs) available for mirror in 2020-2021

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DART set (regs) available for mirror in 2020-2021

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Hi everyone,

We, the Detroit Country Day School Quiz Bowl team, are announcing a new housewrite, Detroit Country Day Academic Regular Tournament (DART), at regular high school difficulty that should be available for mirror by September or October 2020. The set will have thirteen normal 21/20 packets and two finals 21/20 packets (20 pyramidal, power-marked tossups, 20 three-part bonuses, with the 21st tossup for tiebreakers). Tossups will be 6-8 lines long in 11 pt Times New Roman font.

Our subject editors are: Jon Suh (Religion and Mythology), Sarod Nori (History and Current Events), Jakob Myers (History, Geography, Literature, and Social Science), John John Groger (Fine Arts), Jason Golfinos (Philosophy and Social Science), and Chris Gilmer-Hill (Science and History).

Chris Gilmer-Hill will be this set’s head editor.

Distribution:

4/4 Science
1/1 Biology
1/1 Chemistry
1/1 Physics
1/1 Other Science and non-computational Math (with roughly a 2:1 ratio)

4/4 History
1.5/1.5 US History
1/1 World History
1/1 European History
0.5 Ancient/Other History

4/4 Literature
1/1 US Literature
1/1 British Literature
1/1 European Literature
0.5/0.5 World Literature
0.5/0.5 Ancient/Epic/Other Literature

3/3 Fine Arts
1/1 Visual Fine Arts
1/1 Auditory Fine Arts
1/1 Other Fine Arts

2/2 RMPSS
0.5/0.5 Social Science
0.5/0.5 Philosophy
0.5/0.5 Religion
0.5/0.5 Mythology

1/1 Current Events
0.5/0.5 United States Current Events
0.5/0.5 World Current Events

1/1 Geography (a general ratio, since we don’t have a multiple of four as our packet count)
0.75/0.75 World Geography
0.25/0.25 North American Geography

1/1 Trash
1/1 Popular music, movies, sports, and other pop culture

1/0 Tiebreaker, from any academic category, including inter-disciplinary

Mirrors:
The mirror fee is $10 per attending team, including the host team. If you are interested in mirroring, please don’t hesitate to reach out to [email protected] with questions, comments, or concerns.

There will be one mirror at DCDS sometime next school year; the date is yet to be determined.

Please don’t change question content or reveal unclear set content.

Note:
All proceeds will be donated to charity (likely the Red Cross or a food bank) after paying editors. We felt it was the least we could do to help alleviate widespread suffering today.
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Hi Daniel and DCDS,

Would you comment on the Unorthodox distribution regarding the incredibly low amount of RMPSS and the incredibly high amounts of Current Events and Trash?

Thanks for creating this!
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Hi Rohan,

Just to clarify, the RMPSS in the set is 2/2 and the Current Events and Trash are each 1/1. I think this is a change from the standard housewite distribution, yes, but not an incredible deviation. The reason why we took 1/1 from RMPSS and distributed it evenly to Current Events and Trash was because we felt that having a strong knowledge of recent social, economic, cultural, scientific, and political developments is very much necessary and that Current Events and Trash are underrepresented in other housewrite distributions. In addition, while our distribution features a less RMPSS than other housewrites, I would like to note that this is still substantially more than the NAQT distributions.

Thanks for your interest in our set.
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Update on mirrors:

SHATEYAHRONYA VI @ Olentangy Liberty HS (Delaware, OH) : January 9th, 2021
Detroit Country Day School (Beverly Hills, MI) : January 16th, 2021


Cal Cup #4 - Feb 13
Hooch - Feb 20
MOQBA - March 6
Scripps Ranch - March 9
Wakeland - March
NCSSM - April
NE Mirror, National Mirror - tentative
This post will be updated in accordance with further requests.
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Another update:

The set is 95%+ written, and, taking into account editing and playtesting, we are well on pace to finish in time the first mirror date on January 9th, 2021.

Also, the main site mirror will be tentatively set for January 16th, 2021; more details on this will be up in a new post soon.
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I assume the main site mirror will be held online? Very interested in playing this set.
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Yes, the main site will be held online - stay tuned for more details (coming soon in a separate post). We'd love to have DeWitt there!
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Daniel,
Check your PM when you get a chance.
Regards,
Coach Bird

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Shateyahronyah VI stats early stats:
https://stats.neg5.org/t/hn3WU_m3b/shat ... -standings
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Post by adhvaithr7 »

I just wanted to know; what packets are similar to DART?

Thanks!
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DART is probably most similar to HFT 2019 in terms of question difficulty. Thanks for your interest in our set!
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