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2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcement

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:25 am
by Auks Ran Ova
The Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament will once again be available to run in Spring 2016. Questions will be written by Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Shan Kothari, Andrew Hart, Carsten Gehring, Sam Bailey, and Ike Jose, plus a narrowly-defined set of Virginian scientists headed by Cody Voight.

Eligibility: Only undergraduate and high school students can play this tournament. If you are a grad student, you generally may not play. "Undergraduate" in this case does not follow the traditional ACF definition--fifth-year (or greater) undergraduates with no bachelor's-level degree are still eligible to play.

Difficulty: MUT 2016 will look a lot like MUTs 2015 and 2014, which did a good job hitting my difficulty goals. The tournament should sit at a level harder than ACF Fall, especially in the early clues and hard bonus parts, but on the easier side of "regular difficulty".

Distribution:
4/4 Literature (1/1 each American, British, European, and world/ancient/other)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 Euro, 1/1 world, 1/1 British/ancient/more Euro)
4/4 Science (1/1 each biology, chemistry, physics, and other)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 each painting and music, 1 other auditory, 1 other visual)
2/2 Religion/Mythology (1/1 each)
1/1 Philosophy/Geography (11/10 or 10/11 philosophy and 3/4 or 4/3 geography questions over 14 packets)
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Pop Culture/Other

Mirrors: We would like to see this set mirrored across the country (or indeed across the WORLD) from the weekend of March 19th (note: pushed back one week because of no demand for 3/12) into May. The mirror fee will be $35/non-house team. I am endeavoring to delegate mirror management to someone else this year, but early inquiries can still come to me at [email protected]. EDIT: Gautam Kandlikar ([email protected]) will be handling mirrors this year.

Please feel free to post here or send me an email if you have any further questions.

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:33 pm
by Gautam
Mirrors!

Canada (eastern): McMaster
UK: Cambridge (late April)
Southeast: UTK
Eastern seaboard - North: U Penn
Eastern seaboard - South: VCU
Midwest area: UChicago
California: UC Berkeley (late April)
Florida: Valencia (mid May)

HS:
New York area: NASAT tryouts

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:54 am
by theMoMA
For those of you who've played the set, there's now a private discussion group. Go to this post for instructions on how to join.

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Wed May 25, 2016 6:42 pm
by Gautam
Hey, just a friendly reminder that some folks would like to use this set for one last NASAT tryout, so this isn't technically cleared yet.

It should be clear after June 1.

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:02 pm
by a named reaction
Is this set clear? Will it be posted?

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:40 am
by Wynaut
Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:Is this set clear? Will it be posted?

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:04 pm
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Gautam wrote:Hey, just a friendly reminder that some folks would like to use this set for one last NASAT tryout, so this isn't technically cleared yet.

It should be clear after June 1.
Are NASAT tryouts still happening?

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:12 pm
by Cheynem
I would doubt it. This set should be posted pretty soon--please be patient as the editors finish up some stuff.

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:39 pm
by ashwin99
Any update on when this set will be posted?

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:48 pm
by Cheynem
Rob will post it soon, he says.

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:08 pm
by Auks Ran Ova