STASH 2020-2021 (College Easy) Mirrors

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STASH 2020-2021 (College Easy) Mirrors

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Hello everyone, the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA) is pleased to announce the Spring TJ Advanced Scholastic Housewrite (STASH), a high school housewrite for the Fall/Winter 2020-2021 season. This set is intended to be around PACE NSC difficulty, easier than EFT, but harder than novice college sets such as SUN. STASH is appropriate for new and beginning college players, as well as slightly more experienced players. The questions will be 6-7 lines long in size 10 Times New Roman. The set will consist of 14 packets of 20 powermarked tossups and 20 bonuses plus a tiebreaker packet.


Writers and Editors

Writing for this set are Stefan Calin, Justin Chen, Sathya Gnanakumar, Pratyush Jaishanker, Elliot Lee, Anuraag Kaashyap, Vishal Kanigicherla, Vance Kreider, Joshua Lian, Prithvi Nathan, Sohom Paul, Karthik Prasad, William Wang, Ryan Xu, and Kevin Zhang, all current/recently graduated TJ Quizbowl team.

Our head editor for this set is Will Alston (Columbia), who will also be editing Modern World. Our current subject editors are: Michael Yue (Harvard, editing Auditory and Other Fine Arts as well as Science), Grant Li (UChicago, editing Visual Fine Arts and Literature), James Malouf (Berkeley, editing History), Dan Ni (Cornell, also editing Science), Ankit Aggarwal (editing RM), and Jack Mehr (editing PSS).

Distribution

4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 European/British, 1/1 World, 0.5/0.5 Ancient, 0.5/0.5 Miscellaneous)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Auditory, 1/1 Other)
2/2 Beliefs (1/1 Religion, 1/1 Mythology)
1.5/1.5 Thought (.75/.75 Social Science, .75/.75 Philosophy)
1.5/1.5 Modern World (0.5/0.5 Geo, 0.5/0.5 Current Events, 0.5/0.5 Mixed Academic)

Mirroring

The set is currently 100% written, and will be fully ready for mirrors by November 1st. We are planning to have online regional mirrors, similar to IKEA and LIT. As before, the mirroring fee is $25 per team.

We are looking for the following online regional mirrors:

Northeast (NY and everything to the east and north) -> NYU 03/13
Mid-Atlantic (NJ, PA, MD, DE, WV, VA) -> Mid-Atlantic/Southeast STASH 4/24
Southeast (KY, TN, NC, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL) -> Mid-Atlantic/Southeast STASH 4/24
Great Lakes (MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH) - note Iowa is excluded -> UIUC 5/15
West Coast (WA, OR, CA, AZ, British Columbia) - UBC 3/20
Lower Midwest, Texas, and Rockies (everything between West Coast and SE/Great Lakes)
Canada (Excluding BC) - McGill 2/13
Open

To request a mirror, please contact us at [email protected]. Colleges that host a mirror of STASH will be able to play in a different regional mirror. Any requests from teams to play in a different regional mirror should be directed to [email protected]
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Will you be allowing college mirrors in the spring, or will they all have to be in the Fall or Winter?
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Carlos Be wrote: Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:33 pm Will you be allowing college mirrors in the spring, or will they all have to be in the Fall or Winter?
Yes, college mirrors will be allowed in the spring.
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If our region does not have a mirror, can we play in a different region?
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CPiGuy wrote: Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:56 pm If our region does not have a mirror, can we play in a different region?
Plans for all regions except for the Texas/Rockies are currently in the works - only once we have finalized those plans will we update this forum post. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions about region exclusivity.
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