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ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:10 pm
by InvadErGII
Play Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that a mirror of ACRONYM 11 will be held as a part of the 2017 HSNCT weekend. The tournament will take place on Friday, May 25th - note that is is different from previous years. Like last year, the tournament will be split into two divisions: high school, for all-HS teams, and an "open" division for teams composed of staffers, coaches, etc. High school teams are welcome to register for the open division if they wish. Check-in will begin at 4pm, with the opening meeting starting at 5pm games starting shortly thereafter. While the schedule will not be finalized until much closer to the event, our intention is to give teams a bye during preliminary rounds, in which they can get checked in for HSNCT itself. Additionally, the plan is for this tournament to be certain to end at a reasonable time (likely 11pm) so that all participants can rest up for Saturday.

Registration for this tournament is open here. You can view the current field here. Registration requires some sort of team and affiliation on the NAQT website, but you are free to make up an ad-hoc school/association for this purpose.

Fees will be as follows:

Base fee: $90 per team
$10 discount per working buzzer system
$20 discount per moderator
Maximum total discount: $30

This'll need a handful of staffers, so if you'd like to do that (and get paid $20 to do so), you can sign up here.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:06 pm
by Cheynem
How will this impact scrimmage rounds?

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:18 pm
by Important Bird Area
HSNCT details page wrote:In light of the ACRONYM popular-culture tournament taking place at the same time, scrimmages will be scaled back in scope from previous years. In particular, the number of rounds per team will be limited in a manner yet to be determined.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:11 pm
by Cheynem
Never mind.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:10 pm
by the return of AHAN
I'm willing to staff this, having played it at CCCT.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:53 pm
by deserto
I'm looking for teammates, or to join an already-registered open team! Shoot me a message. I'm good for a handful of sports and music buzzes.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 pm
by anderson
I’m also looking to join a team and would be happy to play with anyone. I know some stuff about video games and “indie” music and have very little knowledge everywhere else.

Edit: I have a team.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:45 am
by InvadErGII
A few quick updates on this tournament - first, the high school field is now full, and we are taking signups on the waitlist. There are also just two spots left in the open division. UPDATE - Both fields are now full. We're looking into expanding the field, but can't promise we'll be able to do so at this time.

We also still need a whole lot of staffers! If you'd like to do that, you can still sign up here.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:44 pm
by BobGHHS
Well, I thought our last day of school was on 5/25, so I booked an evening flight at Atlanta. Turns out we get out 5/24, so I switched my flight to the morning.

With that being said, I'm looking for a team for ACRONYM. Worst-case scenario I'll help Erik by staffing, but I'd much rather play. If you're looking for a guy with decent trash knowledge, shoot me a PM or email me at bk31883 at gmail.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:59 pm
by Alkres
I'm staffing the main tourney, but definitely want to play this.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:13 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
David Dennis, myself, and Ankit Aggarwal would love to have a fourth player for our team, if there's a free agent looking for a team out there.

EDIT: Alan Kreisel is our fourth.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:05 pm
by Alkres
I would love to play on a team, if any would havecme.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:53 pm
by BobGHHS
1992 in spaceflight wrote:David Dennis, myself, and Ankit Aggarwal would love to have a fourth player for our team, if there's a free agent looking for a team out there.
Let me know if you're still looking - I'm still trying to find a team to join up with.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
by Whiter Hydra
If there's a team that's looking for a warm body who hasn't picked up a buzzer in about three years, hit me up.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 1:21 am
by t-bar
I'm interested in joining any open team that is looking for a fourth player. When we read a packet from an old ACRONYM in practice I scored the greatest number of points, so I infer that I'm better than Jacob Reed at high school trash.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:36 am
by vinteuil
t-bar wrote:I'm interested in joining any open team that is looking for a fourth player. When we read a packet from an old ACRONYM in practice I scored the greatest number of points, so I infer that I'm better than Jacob Reed at high school trash.
Can confirm that Stephen will almost certainly add value to your team.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 12:11 pm
by InvadErGII
Hey everyone! We are still looking into the possibility of expanding the fields for this, but I and NAQT would feel a lot better about doing that if we can get a few more staffers signed up. You can still sign up for that here. If you're an HSNCT staffer, please be sure to fill out the survey that was sent out the other day, as well.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:04 pm
by BobGHHS
Stephen/Harry - Based on what Erik said --
Hey everyone! We are still looking into the possibility of expanding the fields for this


If that happens, I'd be down for teaming up with you guys if we're all still looking for a team.

Let me know

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 4:25 pm
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Trashy boy seeks team, gets more powers than negs

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 7:13 pm
by Mexdude
If there's a team in the open division looking to fill a player seat, shoot me a message. I'm a cautious buzzer with focus towards films, tv, and video games.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018 8:18 pm
by jonpin
I'll throw my hat in the ring as a free agent as well. My areas of knowledge are sports and recent music. I've decided I won't be playing ACRONYM this year.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:23 pm
by aelrah
Hi, all

Advertising myself (everything but sports), previous teams and standings:
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/t ... m_id=93764
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/t ... _id=119423

And Jason Kwong (took 1st in the John Charles Daly Memorial trash tournament in Feb)

Available together or split, and overall a delight to all who have ever met us


Edit: I am now on a team, but Jason (knowledgeable in soccer, old people TV, and gaming) is up for grabs at the moment

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 9:39 am
by etchdulac
aelrah wrote:Hi, all

Advertising myself (everything but sports), previous teams and standings:
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/t ... m_id=93764
https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/t ... _id=119423

Available together or split, and overall a delight to all who have ever met us
PM'd / Emailed

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Tue May 08, 2018 11:27 am
by adosreme
aelrah wrote: Available together or split, and overall a delight to all who have ever met us
Can confirm

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 9:57 am
by InvadErGII
Quick update on this event - both the high school and open fields are being expanded to 32 teams each. After promoting teams currently on the waitlists, the high school field will likely remain full, pending any cancellations. There will be a few spots available in the open division, so if you want to play in that division, I recommend doing so as soon as possible.

As a result of the field expanding, we're in need of a few more moderators. As always, you can sign up for that here.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 11:53 am
by BobGHHS
Gabe Brison-Tresize and I are now playing with Stephen Eltinge and Adam Sperber.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 12:19 pm
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
David Song (of RU not Princeton), Joe Ham, and I are currently one teammate short. We're probably best at sports and TV (and video games?? maybe, idk what Joe knows). I'd imagine we're weakest on non-sports from before our lifetimes, but regardless of expertise PM me if you want to join us!

EDIT: Added a fourth so this is no longer true!

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 7:50 pm
by Alkres
Just received word that my team is no more, so I am currently looking. Please help

Update: I am on a team, we are still looking for teammates.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:49 am
by Mexdude
Alan and I are on a team (Agents of Freedom). If there are any other free agents looking for a team, we have 2 spots open. I have no preference on your trash knowledge. As long as you were alive for most of your life and saw or listened to stuff then you'll be fine.

EDIT: Johnathan T. has joined. We have a spot for one more.

Edit 2: mike sacks filled the last spot.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:30 pm
by GTBuzz
My two sons and I comprise the Henderson County team.
We are looking for a fourth.
Reply or PM.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
Jonathan Thompson and I are currently looking for a couple of teammates. PM if interested.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 7:51 pm
by crimsonscholar
I am currently a free agent for the tournament. Feel free to DM me if you have an open spot.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:44 am
by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Gabe Bob and I have a last minute open slot on our team

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:32 pm
by BobGHHS
If anyone is still looking for a team, I have a backwards Cleveland Indians hat on - come see me, we're still looking for a 4th. Our first round is in M102 if you're reading this after 5.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Mon May 28, 2018 9:45 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
staaaaats?

Yogesh/Oishee/Colby/Amanda W./Nicholas K. won this, by the way. Matt L./Jeremy N./Amanda R. and myself finished second.

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Posted: Tue May 29, 2018 5:55 pm
by InvadErGII
Congrats to Trashtastic Five and Singing Nuns, who won the open and high school divisions, respectively.

Stats through the prelims are available here. Due to some logistical problems during the playoffs (for which I take full responsibility), I do not have complete combined/playoff stats. At a minimum, I should be able to compile the final rankings of at least the top bracket teams.