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. (This is identical to the eligibility rules of last year's MUT.) Exceptions may be granted based on my discretion, depending on the state of the local circuit.
Difficulty: Like previous iterations of MUT or this year's successful resurrection of EFT, the difficulty of this question set is planned to hit "regular-minus" in a modern sense of the term. As such, you can expect that the set as a whole will feel more rigorous than ACF Fall but less so than ACF Regionals. There is no strict percentage quota being used for the difficulty of answerlines, but you can expect that about half of them would be very appropriate at Fall.
Tossups will be powermarked, and will not generally exceed a length of 7 lines in 10-pt Times New Roman. There will be 15 rounds, which will adhere to the following subject distribution:
4/4 Literature (1/1 each American, British, European, and world/ancient/other)
4/4 History (1/1 each American, European, world, and other)
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 / Social Science
1/1 Geography / Current Events
1/1 Pop Culture / Other
Mirrors: We'd like to have them, and in many places. Schools which hosted MUT last year, have a member currently writing for this tournament, or which otherwise are committed to quality hosting and outreach to local teams are encouraged to contact me (at my email account registered to these forums) as soon as their plans coalesce. Mirror fees will be $40 per team, not including house teams; I would like to request that mirror hosts provide moderator and buzzer discounts of at least $5 and a travel discount of at least $10 for teams traveling over 200 miles. If I don't respond to your email in a couple days, your message probably got caught by the spam filter, try again.
Northeast: Princeton University (April 15)
Mid-Atlantic: Virginia Commonwealth University (April 15)
Southeast: University of Georgia (April 1)
Florida: Valencia College (May 20)
North: University of Minnesota (April 15)
Great Lakes: Ohio State University (April 2)
Upper Midwest: University of Chicago (May 13)
Lower Midwest: Washington University in St. Louis (March 25)
Northern California: UC Berkeley (April 29)
Southwest: UCLA (May 6)
Canada: University of Waterloo (April 1)
United Kingdom: Cambridge University (May 6)
Pacific Northwest: University of Washington (April 1)
Rockies: Brigham Young University (April 1)
Online: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament (March 18)
High school: Texas Invitational (April 8)
Why is it called the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament?
Because Dwight D. Eisenhower died on March 28, 1969.
Can teams with players from multiple high schools / two-year colleges / four-year colleges compete?
Sure, but not in this tournament. The exception is if mirror hosts throw together a discounted scab team to round out the numbers following a last-minute drop, but even then I should like to be notified. Also, in such an exigency, players making up such a hypothetical team should be already eligible for play. (No grad students.)
May I use these questions for purposes other than a normal tournament, e.g. tryouts for NASAT?
Contact me and we'll work something out.
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