WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

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WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:13 pm

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that the Washington High Academic Questionfest III (WHAQ III) set will be available for mirrors nationwide (and internationally too, if there’s interest)!

WHAQ III will be a regular difficulty set. We plan on aiming to be closer to WHAQ I’s difficulty with this year’s set. For an example of our intended difficulty, the WHAQ I set can be found here.

The set is being written by current and former members of the quizbowl team at Washington High School in Missouri and the Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio, along with guest writers Ganon Evans (formerly of Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, MO); Aleija Rodriguez (of Monroe County Middle College in Monroe, MI); and Max Shatan (formerly of Bard High School Early College in Long Island City, NY).

The set will be head-edited by myself (Jacob O’Rourke); the rest of the editing team is David Dennis (the classical music, current events); Mike Etzkorn (Literature); Bradley McLain (Geography, Philosophy, Social Science); Ashwin Ramaswami (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Other Science, Religion, non-Greco-Roman myth); and Chandler West (Painting, Other Visual Arts, American History, British History).

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).

The set will be available from September 29th, 2018 until a few days before the 2019 HSNCT at the latest.

Set Details:

The tossups in the set will be powermarked and will run from 5 to 6 lines. The bonus parts will be no longer than two lines long. The questions will be measured in Times New Roman, 11 point font.

Each packet will consist of 21 tossups and 20 three-part bonuses, distributed as follows:

4 Literature (1.5 American Lit [1 tossup and 1 bonus, plus an additional tossup or bonus in each packet], 1.5 British Lit, 1 European/World Literature)
4 History (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])
4 Science (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry, 1 Physics, 1 Other Science)
2.5 Fine Arts (1 Classical Music, 1 Visual Fine Arts, 0.5 Miscellaneous Arts-1 tossup or bonus per packet)
1 Geography
1 Trash
2 RM (1 Religion, 1 Mythology)
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 III Mirroring” to help me make sure I don’t lose it in my email.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:14 pm

Current Mirrors:

-Cullman County Tournament (Cullman County, AL)-starting September 2018.
-UIUC Earlybird (Urbana-Champaign, IL)-September 29th, 2018. Contact Brad McLain (bamclai2 at illinois.edu) for more information.
-Columbia Fall Tournament (New York, NY)-October 6th, 2018. Contact Jackson Painter (quizbowl at columbia.edu) for more information.
-University of Kentucky Fall Championship (Lexington, KY)-October 13th, 2018. Contact the University of Kentucky team (ukquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Michigan State (East Lansing, MI)-October 13th, 2018. Contact Briana Magin (msucbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Triton Fall at UCSD (La Jolla, CA)-October 20th, 2018. Contact Nicholas Blischak (ucsdqb at gmail.com) for more information.
-Northeast In the Know League (OH)-October 22nd, 2018 to mid-February 2019.
-Vanderbilt's SPOOKY IV (Nashville, TN)-October 27th, 2018. Contact Vincent Huang (vandyquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Sparta Fall Invitational (Sparta, MO)-October 27th, 2018. Contact Phil Hopkins and Kyle Hill (phopkins at sparta.k12.mo.us and kyle at hillonline.net) for more information.
-RIFT at Rice (Houston, TX)-October 27th, 2018. Contact Andrew Barnett (rquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-California Cup #1 (Mountain View, CA)-October 27th, 2018. Contact Nicholas Karas (californiacupquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Give Thanks for Matt's Buzzers V at Miami Valley School (Dayton, OH) Main site #2-November 10th, 2018. Contact Tyler Benedict (tyler.benedict at mvschool.com) for more information.
-Cave Spring Invitational (Roanoke, VA)-November 17th, 2018. Contact Bob Powers (csquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Central Linn Invitational (Halsey, OR)-November 25th, 2018. Contact Tiffani Day (centrallinn.quizbowl at protonmail.com) for more information.
-Quaker Fall Open at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)-December 1st, 2018. Contact Margaret Tebbe (pennquizbowl at gmail.com) for more information.
-Georgetown Winter Invitational (Washington, D.C.)- December 1st, 2018. Contact Shrayus Sortyr (quizbowl at georgetown.edu) for more information.
-Washington High Invitational (Washington, MO) Main site #1-December 1st, 2018. Contact David Dennis (david.dennis at washington.k12.mo.us) for more information.
-Pretzel Tournament (New Berlin, IL)-December 8th, 2018. Contact Marshall Mullins (marmulade at hotmail.com) for more information.
-LIVMIT (Lexington, MA)-January 12th, 2019. Contact Megha Prassad (19.prasadm at gmail.com) for more information.
-St. Joseph Central (St. Joseph, MO)-January 12th, 2019. Contact Jeffery Carter (jeff.carter at sjsd.k12.mo.us) for more information.
-Winnebago Invitational (Winnebago, IL)-January 19th, 2019. Contact Kristin Strey (strey.k.a at gmail.com) for more information.
-University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA)-January 19th, 2019. Contact Ganon Evans (ganon-evans at uiowa.edu) for more information.
-Eastside Invitational (Covington, GA)-January 26th, 2019. Contact Eric Adams (adams.eric at newton.k12.ga.us) for more information.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:52 pm

The original post has been updated, as Max Shatan has joined the writing team.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:22 pm

The set is over 75% written, so we're in great shape for the set to be polished for the first mirrors on October 6th.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:54 pm

This set will be available starting on September 29th now, in order to accommodate the mirror at the University of Illinois.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:58 pm

A few more updates:

-Bradley McLain of the University of Illinois has joined the editing team. He'll be editing Geography, Philosophy and Social Science.
-We'll be starting playtesting of the set tomorrow. We'll be playtesting Visual Fine Arts tomorrow and Tuesday on a private Discord server, so if you want to playtest, contact me and I will send you the server link.
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 III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:30 pm

The list of mirrors has been updated with a few new mirrors, including at Eastside HS in Georgia, the University of Iowa, and Central Linn HS in Oregon. If your region doesn't have a mirror yet, send me an email!
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: WHAQ III Set Available for Mirrors (2018-2019)

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