WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

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WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:12 am

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that the Washington High Academic Questionfest II (WHAQ II) set will be available for mirrors nationwide (and internationally too, if there’s interest)! WHAQ II will be a regular* difficulty set that is written by current and former members of the quizbowl team at Washington High School in Missouri and the team at the Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio. The set will be head-edited by myself (Jacob O’Rourke); the rest of the editing team is David Dennis, the head coach at Washington (the classical music, current events); Mike Etzkorn of the University of Illinois (Literature); Ashwin Ramaswami, formerly of Chattahoochee High School (Biology, Chemistry, non-Greco-Roman myth); Chandler West of Auburn University (Painting, Other Visual Arts); and Harris Bunker of Michigan State University (Religion, Philosophy, Physics, Other Science).

*An Important Note about the Difficulty of this Set: Last year’s set was widely regarded as being easier than regular difficulty. After seeing how local teams performed at the Washington mirror, I have no intentions of changing our overall difficulty (minor things-such as whether all bonuses have equally easy parts and the second line of tossups are hard enough to be clues at that level-will be fixed based on feedback from last year’s set). If you’re mirroring this set, please note that this will likely be easier than most other high school tournaments (and good teams will likely destroy the set).

We’ll be providing 14 packets for the cost of $10 per team that attends your tournament. If you mirror our tournament, I expect you to have statistics posted within a week of your tournament happening (and the statistics should be posted in a post on the thread for your tournament-for an example of how I want this handled, look here).

For an example of our intended difficulty, last year’s set can be found here.

The set will be available from September 16, 2017 until a few days before the 2018 HSNCT.

Set Details:

The tossups in the set will be powermarked and will run from 5 to 6 lines before the powermark is applied. The bonus parts will be no longer than two lines long.

Each packet will consist of 21 tossups and 21 three-part bonuses, distributed as follows (thanks go to Jason Loy for some of the distributional ideas):

1.5 American Lit (1 tossup and 1 bonus, plus an additional tossup or bonus in each packet)
1.5 British Lit (1 tossup and 1 bonus, plus an additional tossup or bonus in each packet)
1 European/World Literature
1 U.S. History
1 European History
1 World History
1 Miscellaneous History (this is ancient history and questions that don’t fit neatly into one of the other history categories, or just more of U.S., European or World History)
1 Biology
1 Chemistry
1 Physics
1 Other Science
1 Classical Music
1 Visual Fine Arts
0.5 Miscellaneous Arts
1 Geography
1 Trash
1 Myth
1 Religion
0.5 Philosophy
0.5 Social Science
0.5 Current Events
1 Extra Question (This will come from any category other than Trash)

Mirroring:

I’d love for as many circuits as possible to have a mirror of this set. If you’d like to mirror this set, please email me at jacob.orourke.7@gmail.com with the subject line “WHAQ II Mirroring” to help me make sure I don’t lose it in my email.
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Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Jun 05, 2017 12:15 am

Current Mirrors:

-Columbia University's Fall Tournament (New York, NY)-October 7th, 2017. Contact the Columbia team (columbiaquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Michigan State's Fall Kickoff Tournament (East Lansing, MI)-October 14th, 2017. Contact the Michigan State team (msucbowl at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Sycalauga's Aggie Invitational (Sycalauga, AL)-October 14th, 2017. Contact Adam Pinson (apinson at cacc.edu) for more information.
-University of Kentucky Fall Championship (Lexington, KY)-October 21st, 2017. Contact Evan Yang (ukquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Enloe's Golden Eagle Bowl (Raleigh, NC)-November 4th, 2017. Contact Jennifer Ayers (jayers at wcpss.net) for more information. Stats
-Chattahoochee (Johns Creek, GA)-November 11th, 2017. Contact Michael Mathis or Kevin Huang (hoochqb at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Cave Springs (Roanoke, VA)-November 18th, 2017. Contact Bob Powers (csquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-RIFT at Rice University (Houseton, TX)-November 18th, 2017. Contact Burke Garza (rquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Washington (Washington, MO)-December 2nd, 2017. Main site #1. Contact David Dennis (david.dennis at washington.k12.mo.us) for more information. Stats
-Quaker Fall Open III-Open Division (Philadelphia, PA)-December 2nd, 2017. Contact Paul Lee (pennquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Lawrence County Tournament (Moulton, AL)-December 2, 2017.
-The Viking Academic Tournament (Fort Walton Beach, FL)-December 9th, 2017. Contact Gerald Patton (fwbhsateam at gmail.com) for more information. Stats
-Miami Valley-Chillicothe Academic Tournament (Chillicothe, OH)-December 16th, 2017. Main site #2.
-Lexington (Lexington, MA)-January 6th, 2018.
-St. Joseph Central (St. Joseph, MO)-January 13th, 2018.
-Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)-January 27th, 2018.
-Nation Ford Invitational (Fort Mill, SC)-February 10th, 2018. Contact Susan Javon (JavonS at fortmillschools.org) for more information.
-California Cup 3-Novice Division (Northern California-exact location TBD)-February 10th, 2018. Contact the Berkeley team (calcupquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
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Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:15 pm

Miami Valley School of Dayton, OH is going to be collaborating on the set with us.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:50 am

We currently have several mirrors confirmed, including mirrors at Michigan State and Sycalauga HS in Alabama. I hope to present a more complete list later this month. Please let me know if you're interested in hosting a mirror of the set in your area!
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Thu Sep 14, 2017 2:42 pm

I've just updated the list of mirrors with dates and links to their announcements, so the list should be up to date now. If you're interested in hosting a mirror for your region and don't see a host in the mirror list, send me an email!
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ II Set Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:33 pm

Our first international mirror of the set will be the Eric Hamber Invitational on Friday, December 15, 2017.

If you're interested in hosting a mirror of the set, please send me an email. We're interested in having as many mirrors as possible.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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