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GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:42 pm
by SoHo
GSAC XX is currently seeking mirrors across the country. The set contains 14 packets, with the last two rounds being set aside for finals. The mirror fee is $10 per team, and the set will be available from December until the end of the season. Please contact me at gsacdirector AT gmail DOT com or sh4159 AT gmail DOT com if you are interested in holding a mirror.

Our new distribution is:

4/4 Literature
4/4 Science
4/4 History
3/3 RMP
3/3 Fine Arts
1/1 Social Science
.5/.5 Trash
.5/.5 Geography

Current Mirrors:
12/15 @ Saint Joseph’s, NJ
12/22 @ New Trier, IL
2/2 @ University of Missouri, MO
2/2 @ Lisgar, Canada
2/10 @ Berkeley, CA
2/17 @ Solon, OH
3/23 @ Arcadia, CA
4/6 @ Cedar Shoals, GA

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:07 am
by Charles Martel
What is the math distro going to be?

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:13 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
GSAC has traditionally been one of the most consistently good events in the country. A couple questions for you guys --

1. Who working on GSAC XX has worked on previous GSACs, either as writer or editor?
2. If the answer to #1 is "several people," would you be interested in and/or have you considered collaborating with another school that is less experienced at putting together a set? There are certainly a ton of schools that fit that bill, and a dearth of schools that fit your description.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:02 pm
by alinktothefuture
Charles Martel wrote:What is the math distro going to be?
Math falls under the 4/4 Science subdistribution.
in on these shenanigans wrote:GSAC has traditionally been one of the most consistently good events in the country. A couple questions for you guys --

1. Who working on GSAC XX has worked on previous GSACs, either as writer or editor?
2. If the answer to #1 is "several people," would you be interested in and/or have you considered collaborating with another school that is less experienced at putting together a set? There are certainly a ton of schools that fit that bill, and a dearth of schools that fit your description.
Most of the writers and all of the editors from GSAC XIX are working on GSAC XX. In addition to the old team, we have several writers who are working for the first time on GSAC.

Unfortunately, the set has progressed too far to consider a collaboration at this point. Also, many of our writers are too busy with other commitments to make a collaboration work. We feel it would be unfair to bring on novice writers and then be unable to give them the required time or attention to help them improve because of our other time commitments.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:20 pm
by Charles Martel
alinktothefuture wrote:
Charles Martel wrote:What is the math distro going to be?
Math falls under the 4/4 Science subdistribution.
How much? .5/.5? Or is "Math/CS" delegated to 3/3, as it sometimes is.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:49 pm
by SoHo
This set will be mirrored at New Trier on December 22nd and at University of Missouri on February 2nd.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:29 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
What is the intended difficulty of this set? It seems like the same "especially accessible side of regular" difficulty as last year would work well again for this set, and seems like a level most sets are eschewing, in case you're wondering why I ask.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:14 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Yeah I loved the difficulty last year, as did our decently large field.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:33 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
How is this set progressing?

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:13 am
by alinktothefuture
We are pleased to announce that the GSAC XX set has been rated "exemplary" by the PACE Question Set Certification Program!

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:09 am
by SoHo
This set will be mirrored at Arcadia High School on March 23rd.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:12 pm
by SoHo
This set will also be mirrored at UC Berkeley on February 10th.

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:22 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Lisgar (Ottawa, ON) mirrored this set yesterday (Feb. 2nd) and people really liked it, it was pretty good for the established metagame. Definitely not a novice set, which some teams learned the hard way, but the established teams really enjoyed the set. Great for a growing quizbowl community.
Stats can be found here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1270/

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:17 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
Hey Soho (and the rest of Maggie Walker), first of all, congratulations on writing another mostly excellent set. I did notice some things while reading it yesterday, so would you email me a copy (remove the NOSPAM) at [email protected]? Thanks!

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:16 pm
by Off To See The Lizard
Have all the mirrors for this set concluded? If so, could you please post the set in the archives?

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Posted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:20 pm
by SoHo
GSAC XX is now posted here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/447/
Thanks to all of our mirror hosts for using our set this season.