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2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:35 am
by Quinctilius Varus
Hello everyone,

I am happy to announce the 2019 Collaborative Academic Spring Tournament (CAST), a regular high school difficulty set. It will be available from January 1st, 2019, to May 19th (the weekend before HSNCT). We hope this set will be accessible to newer players by making sure easy parts and giveaways are accessible, while early clues and hard parts will still provide a challenge to more experienced teams. There will be 15 packets and the tossups will be powermarked. The length of each tossup will be between 5 and 6 lines in 10 point Times New Roman.

Writers and Editors:
This set will be written by me (William Golden of Taylor High School), Raj Paul, Akshay Govindan, and Moses Schindler (all from Ladue), Arjun Nageswaran, Olivia Lamberti, and Govind Prabhakar (all from Stevenson), Noah Sheidlower (Great Neck South), Geoffrey Chen (Wayzata), Deepak Moparthi (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, formerly Stevenson HS), and Jacob Augelli (Vanderbilt University, formerly Robinson HS).

The list of editors are Jacob O’Rourke (Literature, History), Kai Smith (Fine Arts), Eric Mukherjee (Science, History, Mythology), Alston Boyd (Religion, Philosophy, Social Science), Olivia Lamberti (Literature), and Jakob Myers (Current Events, Geography, Trash). I will be editing the Other Academic category and overseeing production of the set as a whole.

The distribution for the tournament will be:

4/4 History
-1.25/1.25 American
-1.25/1.25 European
-1/1 World
-0.5/0.5 Ancient/Other
4/4 Science
-1/1 Biology
-1/1 Chemistry
-1/1 Physics
-1/1 Other
4/4 Literature
-1/1 American
-1/1 British
-1/1 European
-0.5/0.5 World/Ancient
-0.5/0.5 Other/More American and British
2.5/2.5 Fine Arts
-1.25/1.25 Auditory Arts
-1.25/1.25 Visual Arts
0.75/0.75 Religion
0.75/0.75 Mythology
1.5/1.5 Geography/Current Events
-0.75/0.75 Geography
-0.75/0.75 Current Events/Modern World
1/1 Social Science/Philosophy
-0.66/0.66 Social Science
-0.33/0.33 Philosophy
0.75/0.75 Popular Culture/Sports
0.75/0.75 Other Academic/Miscellaneous/General Knowledge

Anyone is welcome to mirror CAST, as long as the set has not already been played elsewhere in the region. The fee will be $10 per team. Email [email protected] or post in this thread if you have any questions or wish to mirror the set.

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 pm
by Quinctilius Varus
List of Planned Mirrors
Glenwood High School (Chatham, IL)- January 27th
Woodford High School (Versailles, KY)- February 2nd
Penn Manor High School (Millersville, PA)- February 9th
Cal Cup #3 (TBD)- February 23rd
University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)- February 23rd
Boardman High School (Boardman, OH)- March 16th
Fort Osage High School (Independence, MO)- March 16th
Montgomery Blair High School (Silver Spring, MD)- March 16th
Commerce High School (Commerce, GA)- March 23rd
Ladue High School (Ladue, MO)- March 30th
Westview High School (San Diego, CA)- most likely March 30th
Ithaca High School (Ithaca, NY)- April 6th

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:26 pm
by Quinctilius Varus
Some minor changes to the distribution have also been made, and additional mirrors have been included.

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 pm
by herbie.brock
Is this the first year of this set?

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:22 pm
by Quinctilius Varus
herbie.brock wrote: Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 pm Is this the first year of this set?

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:47 pm
by Aarav Billore
Can you give a sample tossup

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Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:02 am
by Quinctilius Varus
We have a discussion group now! To join, press your username in the upper right corner, click on User Control Panel, go to Usergroups, and select 2019 CAST Discussion.