HARI (Hari's Academic Regular(-Minus) Invitational)

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HARI (Hari's Academic Regular(-Minus) Invitational)

Post by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan »

Dear All,

We invite you to play HARI (Hari’s Academic Regular(-minus) Invitational), a college set planned for Fall 2021. The set will have a difficulty in accordance with “two dots” on Ophir’s difficulty scale.

Our current writing cast includes Hari Parameswaran (Georgia Tech), Arjun Nageswaran (Harvard), Anson Berns (Brown), Michael Li (Brown), Jason Hong (Brown), Walter Zhang (Brown), Natan Holtzman (Stanford), Ethan Strombeck (Stanford), Geoffrey Chen (Cornell), Vishwa Shanmugam (Maryland), Shahar Schwartz (Berkeley), Steven Liu (MIT), Katherine Lei (MIT), Ariel Faeder (Pitt), Keaton Martin (Kentucky), Dean Ah Now (Pomona), Chris Tong (MIT), and Mazin Omer (Harvard)

Our current distribution is:
4/4 Literature (split into Long Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Short Fiction/Other)
4/4 Science (split into Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Other)
4/4 History (split into American, European/British, World, Ancient/Other)
3/3 Fine Arts (split into Visual, Auditory, and Other)
2/2 Philosophy/Social Science (split evenly)
1.5/1.5 Religion/Mythology (split evenly)
1.5/1.5 Geography/CE/Other (split evenly)

Our current editors are:
- Head: Natan Holtzman
- Literature: Anson Berns
- Science: Geoffrey Chen (Biology, Physics, Earth Science, and Other), Chris Tong (Chemistry), and Walter Zhang (Math and CS)
- History: Hari Parameswaran
- Fine Arts: Ethan Strombeck (Visual and Other) and Michael Li (Auditory and Other)
- Religion/Mythology: William Groger
- Philosophy/Social Science: Geoffrey Chen
- Geography/CE/Other: Walter Zhang

The set is 100% done. We have a total of 14 packets.

Mirroring:

The mirror fee will be $45 per team. We prefer that hosts be mirroring our set at in-person tournaments, but if circumstances demand it, then this set should be hosted online. In conjunction with CDC guidelines, we expect that hosts enforce proper masking guidelines and encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated.

Here is a current list of hosts. This will be updated periodically:
Playtest: Online, 10/2
New England: Brown, 11/20
Southeast: Georgia Tech, 10/30
Mid-Atlantic: UMD, 12/4
Midwest: UIUC, 12/4
West: Stanford, 12/4
Central:
New York: RIT, 12/4
Rockies:
Canada: McGill, 12/4
UK: Manchester, 11/27
High School: Online, 1/16/22
Last edited by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan on Thu Apr 14, 2022 10:15 am, edited 8 times in total.
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14 packets? Sounds like enough for two tournaments! Looks exciting.
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buffaloz1331 wrote: Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:55 am 14 packets? Sounds like enough for two tournaments! Looks exciting.
I think you could run 14 tournaments on this if teams are willing to make some sacrifices on finals scenarios and such.
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Post by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan »

As the set nears completion, we are now soliciting hosts for our set. We are setting the mirror fee to be $45 per team.

We prefer that hosts be mirroring our set at in-person tournaments, but if circumstances demand it, then this set should be hosted online.
In conjunction with CDC guidelines, we expect that hosts enforce proper masking guidelines and encourage all participants to be fully vaccinated.

Here is a current list of hosts. This will be updated periodically:
Playtest: Online, 10/2
New England: Brown, 11/20
Southeast: Georgia Tech, 10/30
Mid-Atlantic:
Midwest: UIUC, 12/4
West: Stanford, TBA
Central:
Northwest:
Rockies:
Canada:
UK: Manchester, 10/30
Last edited by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan on Sat Nov 13, 2021 7:53 am, edited 8 times in total.
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Post by Gene Harrogate »

Are the editors of this tournament looking for hosts in Canada and the UK?
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Post by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan »

Gene Harrogate wrote: Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:07 pm Are the editors of this tournament looking for hosts in Canada and the UK?
Apologies - we are looking for hosts in Canada and the UK. The OP has been edited to reflect this.
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Post by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan »

Vishwa Shanmugam has stepped down from editing religion and mythology. His role will be taken over by William Groger.

Additionally, we are sill looking for hosts throughout the US/Canada, so please email [email protected] if you are interested.
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Re: HARI (Hari's Academic Regular(-Minus) Invitational)

Post by Bhagwan Shammbhagwan »

Hello,

The HARI Team would like to remind the following teams that hosted a HARI mirror to pay their mirror fees:

University of Maryland, College Park
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Rochester Institute of Technology

When these institutions decided to mirror HARI, there was an implicit agreement that they would compensate Hari and the team for their work by paying for mirror fees. Unfortunately, to date, months after the final HARI mirror, I have not received any of the money for the HARI mirror fees. As a result, I am unable to provide any payment for the HARI team.

If you attend any of those institutions or know anyone who does, pay your mirror fees as soon as possible so I can pay the HARI writers!

Thanks,
Hari & the HARI Team
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