1. There are currently three versions of the packet set going around: "original", which consists of the original ten packets played at UCI, "edited", which you have if I sent them to you, and "final', which was played at VCU (the only major difference between the "edited" and "final" is that I caught two repeats and one minor factual error yesterday going over the packets one last time). I may have already fixed your complaint if you played at or saw either the "original" or "edited" versions.
2. Any clunkers, factual errors (except the one in the Rancho Bernardo packet that I intentionally left in with a note to the moderators), and other problems are entirely my fault; in particular I apologize for a couple of wacky subdistributions. As this was my first time head-editing a tournament, I don't expect this to have been up to the level of some great novice level tournaments like ACF Fall, EFT, and MCMNT, but I hope you nevertheless found it to be a well-written, controlled difficulty tournament. Praise for most of the literature should go to Ray Luo, for current events and geography, Ray Anderson; any disappointments in those categories are my fault for letting the questions into the tournament in that state. If you saw a well-written physics question, thank Seth Teitler, as he wrote about half the tournament's physics.
3. Thank you to all the people who helped write questions for this tournament: Charlie Dees/Abdullah Schoaib/Fred Morlan, Jason/Marcus Luna, the UCLA team, Daichi Ueda/Kuo-Kai Chin, the Rancho Bernardo team, Ted Gioia/Andy Watkins, the Pension Grillparzer team, the Caltech team, Chris Chiego, Seth Teitler, Ray Anderson, Ray Luo, Brendan Shapiro, and Jon Wong. This tournament couldn't have gone off without your contributions.
4. This is the final per-packet distribution over 14 packets. Note that I didn't have any particular distribution in mind for the questions in the packet; this is just kind of what happened.
- Literature: 4.00/3.64
Social Science: 1.00/0.93
Again, I hope you had a good time playing the tournament, and am looking forward to critiques on how I can better my writing/editing skills for the next time I edit something (hey, look, that's TTGT11!). Should there be demand for another such novice tournament next summer, I would be tentatively be willing to serve as head editor for that. These packets will be headed to the Stanford Archive and most likely to collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com (I will refrain from sending questions there in the unlikely event that this tournament ends up widely panned).