Difficulty/scheduling question

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Difficulty/scheduling question

Postby bradleykirksey » Tue May 01, 2012 12:55 am

UCF wants to house-write a tournament next year, perhaps. The big, first question is what difficulty. The first thought is that something HSNCT level, like a warmup, in the november-january would be fun. Then people started questioning the ability to get high school teams good enough to field HSNCT questions to come to Orlando.

Which is right? Is there a chance for a tournament like that?

It would be smaller, but with a similar format, and hopefully difficulty.
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Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

Postby Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue May 01, 2012 1:01 am

You should absolutely not write a set that is approaching the difficulty of nationals. Even if you were in a region that actually had nationally relevant high school teams, you still should not write a tournament that is harder than a regular high school tournament because there are too many hard sets out there as is. I would not even recommend housewriting the set yourself - if you want to produce a set you really should collaborate with an experienced editor for your first time doing this, or else just use one of the many fine sets from NAQT, HSAPQ, or other independent sets that aren't going to be run in Florida otherwise.
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Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

Postby bradleykirksey » Tue May 01, 2012 1:10 am

OK. Thanks very much. Then I strongly suspect that the difficulty will be turned down a lot. And we'll look into other ways to get packs. Thanks.
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Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

Postby nadph » Tue May 01, 2012 12:02 pm

Probably the best way for UCF to get involved is to search for existing sets and offering to collaborate. Speaking of this, will there be a thread (like last year) where this can happen (that is, where sets for the next academic year will be announced and clubs wishing to collaborate can offer their services)?
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Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

Postby No Electricity Required » Tue May 01, 2012 7:47 pm

nadph wrote:Probably the best way for UCF to get involved is to search for existing sets and offering to collaborate. Speaking of this, will there be a thread (like last year) where this can happen (that is, where sets for the next academic year will be announced and clubs wishing to collaborate can offer their services)?

This thread has existed for quite some time already. viewtopic.php?f=109&t=12596
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