2022 Winter Closed

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2022 Winter Closed

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I’m excited to announce Winter Closed, a regionals-difficulty tournament that will be ready for mirrors starting Fall 2022. The tournament will be edited by Tim Morrison, Tejas Raje, Justine French, William Golden, Hasna Karim, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, Hari Parameswaran, Jonathen Settle, Jon Suh, and Annabelle Yang. Tim and Tejas will be co-head editors.

The set will consist of 14 packets of 20/20 rounds and tiebreakers, targeting difficulty comparable to ACF Regionals (three dots). Tossups will be capped at 8 lines (after bolding) and bonuses will have no more than 8 lines of question text.

The distribution will be as follows:

4/4 Literature
  • 1/1 Long Fiction
  • 1/1 Poetry
  • 1/1 Drama and Short Fiction
  • 1/1 Misc. Lit (literary non-fiction and criticism, cross-genre, and more of the above)
4/4 History
  • 1/1 US
  • 1/1 Continental European
  • 1/1 World
  • 1/1 Commonwealth, Archaeology, Historiography, and Misc.
4/4 Science
  • 1/1 Biology
  • 1/1 Chemistry
  • 1/1 Physics
  • 1/1 Other Science (Math, Computer Science, Astronomy, Earth Science, Engineering, etc)
3/3 Fine Arts
  • 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
  • 1/1 Classical Music + Opera
  • 1/1 Other Arts
2/2 Philosophy and Social Science
  • 1/1 Philosophy
  • 1/1 Social Science
1.5/1.5 Religion and Mythology
  • 1/1 Religion
  • 0.5/0.5 Mythology
1.5/1.5 Geography, Current Events, and Other Academic
  • 0.7/0.7 Other Academic
  • 0.4/0.4 Geography
  • 0.4/0.4 Current Events
Editors:

Justine French: Philosophy
William Golden: Other Fine Arts
Hasna Karim: Religion (excluding Judaism and Christianity), Social Science (excluding Economics)
Tim Morrison: Literature, Math
Itamar Naveh-Benjamin: Biology
Hari Parameswaran: US and European History, Painting and Sculpture
Tejas Raje: World & Other History, Geography + Current Events + Other Academic
Jonathen Settle: Chemistry, Physics, Other Science (excluding Math)
Ethan Strombeck: Auditory Fine Arts
Jon Suh: Religion (Judaism and Christianity)
Annabelle Yang: Mythology

Logistics: Aidan Leahy

The set will tentatively be available for mirrors starting in the fall of 2022, with an open playtest mirror in the late summer. We intend for the majority of mirrors to be held in September and October. At the moment, we are planning for in-person mirrors of this set, though that is of course subject to change. The mirror fee for the tournament will be $45 per team. Hosts will be expected to collect detailed stats, for which moderators will receive training to use the scoresheets and packets. More information on requesting mirrors will be announced soon.
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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A few updates:
  • Aidan Leahy has joined our team as a logistics coordinator!
  • The set is at 23% completion as of today, and I'm quite pleased with how it's shaping up so far.
  • Itamar has stepped down as co-head editor, and Tejas will be taking his place.
  • In the coming weeks, we will be releasing an open application to recruit editors in the following categories (list not finalized): Biology, Philosophy, Social Science, Mythology, Non Judeo-Christian Religion, Other Arts, and writers primarily in the above categories and the following: Chemistry, Physics, Other Science.
EDIT: Info about applications can be found here!
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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A distributional update:
  • Mythology will be changed to 0.5/0.5, primarily to make room for more other academic and Geo/CE questions
  • Other Academic will be approximately 0.7/0.7, and Geography and Current Events will be about 0.4/0.4 each
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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Thanks to all those who took the time to submit an application to write/edit for Winter Closed!

We're excited to announce that the following members have joined our team:

Editors:

Justine French
William Golden
Hasna Karim
Annabelle Yang

Writers:

Amogh Kulkarni (of Wayzata/UChicago)
Chauncey Lo
Douglas Meeker
Jonathen Settle

Additionally, Ophir Lifshitz will be joining the team to assist with distribution of the set and collection of detailed stats, along with other tasks.
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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An update: Due to current set progress, we will be pushing back the start date for the playtest mirror and the general start time for mirrors. The hosting form and playtest announcement will be posted when these dates are finalized.
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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Hi all, an update on the set:

It pains me to say this, but due to various personal matters, I will be stepping down as head-editor for the set. Tim Morrison has graciously accepted to take over my responsibilities as head-editor and literature editor. Additionally, Kai Smith will no longer be editing science (chemistry, physics, other science) and auditory fine arts, and Jonathen Settle and Ethan Strombeck have kindly stepped in to take on those editing duties, with Tim covering math. Ganon Evans has also joined the team as a writer. The team is very grateful to all of you for your help!

With the personnel changes and current progress on the set, it seems that a spring date for the tournament would be difficult to achieve. As such, we will instead plan to have tournament be mirrored in the early fall. We apologize to all those who were looking forward to playing the set and hope that the additional time will lead to a superior tournament.

EDIT: Jacob Egol has also joined the writing team!
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Winter Closed is available for mirrors starting 9/24/22!

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Winter Closed will be available to mirror in all regions starting September 24, 2022 running through the fall semester. We are seeking hosts in all regions. The mirror fee for this tournament will be 45$ per team. If your school is interested in hosting a regional mirror of Winter Closed or you have any questions, please email [email protected].

We intend to mirror Winter Closed in the following regions. This section will be updated periodically as hosts indicate interest.

Northeast: MIT (9/24)
Upper Mid-Atlantic: UMD (9/24)
Southeast: UGA (10/1)
Lower Mid-Atlantic: UNC (10/1)
Eastern Canada: Toronto (10/1)
Great Lakes: Ohio State (10/8)
NorCal: Stanford (10/22)
Florida: Florida State (11/12)
Midwest: WUSTL (12/3)
UK: UKQB (12/10)
Online (All Regions): Online (12/10 and/or 12/17)

High School: Date TBD
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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(Updated 9/14/22) We're still looking for mirrors in the regions listed below. We will be hosting a closed online national mirror for teams unable to travel to one of our in-person mirrors later this semester.

- North
- New York
- Southern California
- South Central
- Pacific Northwest
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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I had a lot of fun playing the playtest mirror. Is there a discussion group forum for this tournament?
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Re: 2022 Winter Closed

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Posting this as a reminder to those of you who have played this set: there is a discussion forum (2022 Winter Closed Discussion) you can join by going to "Usergroups" under the "User Control Panel". We'd appreciate any feedback!
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