ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/17

Old college threads.
Locked
User avatar
Auroni
Auron
Posts: 3027
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Location: Urbana

ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/17

Post by Auroni »

I guess I'm directing this now.

Copying from the main announcement:
Erik Nelson wrote: Play Quiz Bowl LLC is excited to announce the inevitable existence of ACRONYM X, an all pop-culture tournament for high school students that will be available beginning in late February of next year. While the production will again be headed by me, this year will not be co-produced by Robbinsdale Armstrong High School. The set will be written by myself, Daniel Vopava and William Golden.

DISTRIBUTION

ACRONYM X will consist of 11 packets and have a more standard, "CO Trash-ian" distribution than previous sets:

4/4 TV
4/4 Movies
4/4 Music (split somewhat evenly between pop, rock, r&b/rap, and "not those")
4/4 Sports (a bit under 1/1 of the "big 3" sports, with other sports filling out the rest)
1.5/1.5 Games (mostly video but some not)
1/1 Trash Lit/Comics
1.5/1.5 Multi-discipline/Weird things/"trash news" type stuff

Difficulty level will probably be about the same as last year. As with previous ACRONYMs, there'll be a reasonable focus on "recent trash," though there may be a bit less of that focus this time around. As always, accessibility is a top priority.
Erik has asked that I charge $15/player, so that's what I'll do. Many teams have already formed on the (This) Tournament is a Crime side event spreadsheet here, and you can still use that to coordinate, but I request that a representative from each team email me to officially register and I'll update the actual field below.

Field:

The Bus That Couldn't Slow Down (Carsten Gehring, Andrew Hart, Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne)
The Andersons Got Bids to ICT? (Tejas Raje, Kenji Shimizu, Naveed Chowdhury, Jordan Brownstein)
Wang Had 1 Beer (Dylan Minarik, Morgan Venkus, Andrew Wang, Eliza Grames)
The Electric Moccasins (Connor Teevens, Dillon Edwards, Chris Wolfe, Justin Dusaj)
Seven Answers Required (Tyler Vaughn, Mike Etzkorn, Brad Fischer, Chinmay)
MSU A (Harris Bunker, Trent Koch, Tony Incorvati, Zach Smith)
MSU B (Briana Magin, Lucas Weingartz, Austin Foos)
Chicago Cabal: Generations (Max Schindler, James Lasker, Halle Friedman, Teddy Knox)
I Bought Every Horse I've Ever Seen (Matt Lafer, Mike Sorice, Billy Busse, Saul Hankin)
The Glandbook for the Questing Male (Ramapriya, Ryan Westbrook, Jerry Vinokurov, Mike Bentley)
Dicks Out for Haram Bae (Alston Boyd, Samir Khan, Chris Ray, Alex Damisch)
peper and solt it as they plese (John Lawrence, Conor Thompson, Sam Rombro, Ashvin Srivatsa)
Last edited by Auroni on Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:58 am, edited 6 times in total.
Auroni Gupta
UIUC
ACF

User avatar
Auroni
Auron
Posts: 3027
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Location: Urbana

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Auroni »

More people who formed teams on the spreadsheet should email me to actually register.
Auroni Gupta
UIUC
ACF

User avatar
Arch Stanton
Lulu
Posts: 24
Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:07 pm

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Arch Stanton »

What time do you guys expect this to start?
Dillon "doesn't know where Mozambique is" Edwards
ex-MSU

User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6658
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Cheynem »

I've heard 9 AM from Auroni.
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger

User avatar
Sima Guang Hater
Auron
Posts: 1863
Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:43 pm
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Sima Guang Hater »

Mike Sorice/Saul Hankin/Matt Lafer/Billy Busse/Me won this tournament, stats to follow I'm sure
Eric Mukherjee, MD PhD
Washburn Rural High School, 2005
Brown University, 2009
Medical Scientist Training Program, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2018
Intern in Internal Medicine, Yale-Waterbury, 2018-9
Dermatology Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2019-

Member Emeritus, ACF
Member, PACE
Writer, NAQT, NHBB, IQBT

"The next generation will always surpass the previous one. It's one of the never-ending cycles in life."

User avatar
Aaron's Rod
Sec. of Cursed Images, Chicago SJW Cabal
Posts: 646
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:29 pm

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Aaron's Rod »

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Mike Sorice/Saul Hankin/Matt Lafer/Billy Busse/Me won this tournament, stats to follow I'm sure
I also would like to see stats for this.
Alex D.
ACF
http://tinyurl.com/qbmisconduct

"You operate at a shorter wavelength and higher frequency than most human beings." —Victor Prieto

User avatar
Auroni
Auron
Posts: 3027
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:23 pm
Location: Urbana

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Auroni »

Auroni Gupta
UIUC
ACF

User avatar
Progcon
Tidus
Posts: 609
Joined: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:24 pm

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Progcon »

Auroni wrote:Combined Stats (inc final): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ned_stats/
I hate to be a bear about trash stats: but it looks like you are missing the scoresheet from Will Durant's game against the Moccasin team. It's no big deal though.
Harris Bunker
Grosse Pointe North High School '15
Michigan State University '19
UC San Diego Economics 2019 -

User avatar
Silverman
Lulu
Posts: 89
Joined: Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:58 pm
Location: Pittsburgh

Re: ACRONYM - (This) Tournament is a Crime main site - 2/26/

Post by Silverman »

Auroni wrote:Combined Stats (inc final): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ned_stats/
I'd like to commend whoever came up with "The Andersons Got Bids to ICT?", as that is an absolute 80-grade team name.
Steven Silverman
Unionville High School '13
Carnegie Mellon University '17

Locked