Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

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Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Thu Aug 14, 2014 6:00 am

Hi all! The ninth annual Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) will be available for mirrors starting November 15, 2014, and lasting until three weeks before HSNCT.

We're looking for mirrors in the following regions:
Georgia - Marist School
S. California - Capistrano Valley High School (announcement forthcoming)
Texas - Texas Quiz Bowl Association Winter Camp
Kentucky/Ohio - Solon High School
DC/MD/VA - Thomas Jefferson
Illinois - Rockford Auburn

If you are in one of the unfilled regions and would like to host a mirror of HFT, please send an email to holubmoorman AT college DOT harvard DOT edu.

Additional Information (copied from the original tournament announcement, which can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15940)

Mirror Fee

The mirror fee is $15/team.

The Set

The set will be written by members of the Harvard team, and head-edited by Will Holub-Moorman. Like last year, we are planning to write 15 power-marked rounds, with the last two being special finals packets of slightly higher difficulty than the other 13. Each packet will include the following:

4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 British, 1/1 World/Ancient/Misc)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Math/CS/Earth Science/Astro/Other)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 World, 2/2 European/British/Ancient)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Painting/Sculpture, 1/1 Classical Music, 0.5/0.5 Other Visual, 0.5/0.5 Other Auditory)
2/2 Social Science / Philosophy / Misc. Academic
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology
1/1 Geography/Modern World

Each packet will also include a tiebreaker tossup from literature, history, or science.

Difficulty will be similar to last year’s set. There will be a mix of answerline difficulties: many will be things tossupable in an NAQT A-set, many will be regular high school difficulty, and a few will push into nationals-level difficulty. Emphasis on “a few,” though—we’re really aiming to ask about canonical topics in deep, interesting ways.

Other small changes:
1) The social science and philosophy distributions have been reduced slightly. In most rounds, there will be three questions (TUs and bonuses combined) allotted to social science and philosophy, with the remainder being miscellaneous academic common links. Some rounds might have two combined, depending. Social science, and to a lesser extent, philosophy, is going to heavily emphasize concepts over specific people and works.
2) Geography will emphasize human geography. “Modern World” will encompass post-2000 events, including current events. No, we won’t be tossing up any anime subgenres.
3) Painting and sculpture have been combined.
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by bobweiser425 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 3:12 am

Solon High School would like to mirror your tournament on Feb. 15, 2015 as part of our two day event with an NAQT on Saturday and a middle school event also on the 15th. Bob Weiser budyzer@en.com
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by pajaro bobo » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:25 pm

Will a private usergroup be set up soon?
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:07 pm

Once the tournament happens.
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by Milhouse » Sat May 23, 2015 9:41 am

Have all this set's mirrors been finished? Will it be posted to the database?
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sat May 23, 2015 9:54 am

I wonder if it makes sense to establish for future years that the norm is for all sets to be open for mirrors for the entire year after their completion date, clearing for discussion right before or at the same time as the chronologically first-held of {HSNCT, NSC}. It often restricts the possibilities of a set's editing team to feel like they have to release a set on the dot of the last mirror rather than work to get more scheduled in late April and early May. (That said, it is right before HSNCT.)
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Sat May 23, 2015 10:18 am

It's being used at Oxford for an event today, but I'll upload it tomorrow!
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by Halved Xenon Stinging » Sun May 24, 2015 10:10 pm

hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:It's being used at Oxford for an event today, but I'll upload it tomorrow!
Will the set be uploaded soon? It would be great if i could review for nationals with this. Thanks!!!!
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Mon May 25, 2015 9:17 pm

It's been posted!
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by Pancreatic Stork » Wed May 27, 2015 6:40 pm

I'm unsure if this is the proper place to ask this, but did last year's HFT ever get posted?
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by Maury Island incident » Wed May 27, 2015 6:58 pm

It did not.
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Re: Harvard Fall Tournament IX Available For Mirrors

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Wed May 27, 2015 7:19 pm

I'd upload it, but I don't have the finalized version of the set. Stephen probably does, though!
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