Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

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Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Post by abnormal abdomen » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:40 pm

Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for potential mirror sites around the nation! Lloyd and I will be serving as head editors of this set. Between the two of us, we've written questions for Fall Novice, ACF Novice, NAQT, SCOP Novice, and the Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial at the 2010 Chicago Open, as well as other tournaments. We will be employing the services of Saad Sheikh and Jordan Hoffmann for help with science writing and editing, and will also likely employ the services of other Auburn students, current or graduated.

Our mirror fee will be $10 per team in attendance.

Difficulty and Aims: We will be writing a set that will feature answer lines which are typically accessible for the “average” high school quiz bowl team, but our tossups will feature lead-ins which are geared towards nationally competitive teams. Similarly, our bonuses will feature very accessible easy parts, but will also feature hard parts which will look to challenge nationally competitive teams. Thus, we will look to strike a nice balance and produce a set which is not only accessible and whose playoff rounds will still feature competitive matches between beginning and middling teams, but also a set which will be legitimately challenging for top teams. In order to be very clear, though, we’ll explicitly say that, on the whole, this tournament will be harder than “regular difficulty,” but not to the point that developing quiz bowl teams should shy away from this tournament. On the other hand, we do not recommend this tournament to be the first varsity tournament a quiz bowl team attends. We will look to maintain a consistent difficulty throughout the set.

Format: Our tossups will be capped at 6 lines in length (in size 10 Times New Roman font) before powers are marked, and individual bonus parts will be capped at 2 lines. We will employ powers and negs. We aim to produce 10 rounds + 2 finals packets + tiebreakers, perhaps more.

Distribution: Our distribution will be as follows:

4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 British, 1/1 World and Ancient)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 World, 1/1 British/Ancient)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Other, consisting of Noncomputational Math, Earth Science, Astronomy, Computer Science, General)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Painting, 1/1 Compositional Music, 1/1 Sculpture, Opera, Architecture, Ballet, Jazz, Photography, or Other)
2/2 RM (1/1 Religion, 1/1 Mythology)
.5/.5 Social Science
.5/.5 Philosophy
.5/.5 Geography
.5/.5 Current Events
1/1 Trash

If anyone is interested in mirroring this set, contact me at ahaseeb618[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

The original tournament thread can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12357
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Re: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Post by abnormal abdomen » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:28 pm

We are pleased to announce that the RAVE set will be used at Greenville's Comet Open on February 11, 2012.
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Re: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Post by abnormal abdomen » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:55 pm

Hey, so just as an update, this set was used at the main site at Auburn, at Greenville's Comet , and RM's SWAGFEST, and we've gotten positive feedback so far. Charlie Dees is also mirroring this for a singles tournament. We'd obviously love to have this mirrored elsewhere, so if you're interested in doing so, please let me know.

If you're interested in conversion and stuff, the following are the stats for each site:

RAVE at Rockford Auburn

Greenville Comet

SWAGFEST at Richard Montgomery
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Re: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Post by abnormal abdomen » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:36 pm

We are pleased to announce that this set will be used at the Waylon Jennings Memorial at Ohio State.
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Re: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Post by Kilroy Was Here » Mon May 14, 2012 5:49 pm

Is this set clear now that Waylon Jennings Memorial is done?
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Re: Rockford Auburn's RAVE set is looking for mirrors!

Post by abnormal abdomen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:33 pm

Sorry about the delay, guys.

The set is now posted here.

Feel free to discuss and the like.
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