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by Bensonfan23
Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Southeast Mirror @ Discord (10/3/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1754

Re: LIT Southeast Mirror @ Discord (10/3/2020)

Thanks to everyone who played our southeast mirror of LIT today! We really hope you enjoyed the set, and if anyone would like to give feedback or comments, we have a private usergroup on already made on here (LIT 2020 Discussion) that you are welcomed to request to join. Thanks again to the players ...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)

A bit late to this, but I just wanted to thank Ryan and other staffers at this tournament for an extremely well-run online tournament that ended at 5:30PM (!). The typical issues that I've seen in previous online tournaments (delays in playoff seeding, role assignment, etc.) were practically non-ex...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)

All team contacts and staffers should now have received a logistics email for this tournament. See everyone tomorrow morning!
by Bensonfan23
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)

With our most recent signup I'm going to close the field for this tournament at 12. Teams should expect a logistics email sent tomorrow afternoon/evening at the latest. Thanks!
by Bensonfan23
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)

A quick reminder that this tournament is happening this weekend and can handle more teams if there is interest. We would also like to avoid an odd numbered field if possible, so please email me if your club is in our region and would like to sign up teams.
by Bensonfan23
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

Our high school mirror of LIT and our upper midwest collegiate mirror of LIT have now both been added to the main post, both to be hosted by the University of Illinois. Apologies for the delay clarifying these hosts/dates.
by Bensonfan23
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

I'll quickly add that a private discussion forum for this tournament now exists, and people who have already played the set are welcomed to join and give feedback.
by Bensonfan23
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)

As an update, to prove more time for clubs in our region with later starting dates to sign-up, this tournament will now be taking place on September 26th, 2020. The current field is now also listed in the main post.
by Bensonfan23
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

Sorry if this is said somewhere that I am once again not seeing, but do the editors of this set intend to make online mirrors play using video for players (eg via Zoom or Discord video) to discourage cheating? This is something I should have clarified on our main post. Given that our first mirrors ...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Northeast Online Mirror Hosted by Stony Brook (Sept. 26)
Replies: 13
Views: 3824

Re: LIT Northeast Online Mirror Hosted by Stony Brook (Sept. 26)

High Dependency Unit wrote: Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:31 pm Can it be clarified as to whether or not students who have chosen to take a gap year (but were enrolled in 2019-20) can play this tournament?
This would also be fine by our policy of "if you could play in March 2020, then you can play now".
by Bensonfan23
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

LIT Online Mirror, Texas/Rockies/Lower-Midwest (Sept. 26, 2020)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Texas will be hosting an online mirror of our set, Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT) 2020, on Saturday, September 26th, 2020. This mirror will be for the region of Texas, the Rockies, and the lower midwest. For full information about the set, plea...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

We have added a northeast site hosted by Stony Brook University on September 26th to our main post.
by Bensonfan23
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

The forum post and signups for the Texas/Rockies/Lower Midwest site has now been added.
by Bensonfan23
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11313

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

These concerns have now been addressed in LIT's main thread. In short, yes teams can request reasonable exceptions from LIT's editors and a list of granted exceptions will be kept in that post for transparency. Thanks for everyone's interest in playing LIT!
by Bensonfan23
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

As has been discussed in our mid-atlantic mirror thread (and frankly I'd assumed I'd already mentioned somewhere in the main post), teams are free to apply for reasonable exceptions to the regional boundaries, which will be discussed by the editors for approval. For the sake of transparency I will a...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

The main post for LIT has been now been updated to include our confirmed hosts and the rough regional guidelines we will be using for our closed online mirrors. Please note that these are based on, but are slightly different than, those used by IKEA so that we could accommodate our previous hosts fr...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

All of our previous hosts have now been contacted via email about mirroring LIT this fall. All of these hosts have one week to express interest in hosting for their given regions before all regions without hosts will be openly advertised. With one exception, since we didn't previously have a previou...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

With guidance from Marianna's post (thanks!), I've added a requirement that hosts agree to and send out in advance the following code of conduct. This code of conduct was modified specifically for online mirrors of LIT, and I'm including it in full below. Feedback is welcome, and like with Marianna'...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

Can the implementation and enforcement of a code of conduct that establishes behavior standards and outlines punishments for violations of those standards, such as that posted by Marianna Zhang/PACE, be included in the requirements for tournament directors as well? I am looking forward to hopefully...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

To clarify something from your previous post from March, will people who graduated from one school in the Spring but who are now enrolled somewhere else for the fall be required to play for their old school rather than their new one? Hi Eric, thanks for pointing this out! To clarify the editors' st...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)

I've updated the main post for this set to better reflect the fact that LIT is now a set being played this fall, and is actively soliciting hosts, as outlined below. Additionally, like the recent announcement about IKEA, LIT 2020 will be run this fall as a series of online, closed regional mirrors f...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6623

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

but nonetheless took advantage of ACF rules and received a tossup read solely to them as part of the resolution because it was a "should have been prompted" situation. Without even knowing the specifics of this exact situation, here's a healthy reminder that this portion too of ACF's rules is inher...
by Bensonfan23
Fri May 08, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 6015

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

As a member of a team that would at least potentially be interested in some kind of season ending event, if anything does actually come from this post I think it'd be worth considering a less strict definition of top 8 than just straight up using ACF's A values, since those are meant for qualificati...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, through Fall 2020)

Question regarding the set. Since it is moving to the Fall, would then graduating students this spring still be able to retain their eligibility for this tournament and be able to play it? Yes. To quote my announcement above "eligibility to play LIT under this revised plan will be the same as this ...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

This was a lot of fun! Will packets be shared with teams that played that want to provide feedback? Hi Aayush, I'm really glad hear you and others enjoyed playing LIT's discord mirror! If anyone who played this mirror would like a copy of the set as read on Sunday to give feedback, please just send...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

As an update on this based on the numerous cancellations (Harvard, Duke, JHU, and likely others) due to campus closures related to covid-19, we are now re-branding LIT as a set to be played at mirrors in the EFT slot next fall (late August or September). Given the unusual nature of this situation, w...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

In light of the recent covid-19 developments, a few of our initial mirrors have had to be either postponed (Florida) or cancelled (Harvard). We are currently waiting to see how this situation develops further before making any broad statements about LIT, which will largely depend on additional colle...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

I'm going to be closing the field for this tournament tonight at midnight so that we can finalize our schedule and get everything set up in the discord server. Ideally remaining free agents will combine into an 8th team before this point, but I will assign free agents to teams with less than 4 as ne...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 LIT at UT Austin (Postponed)
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: 2020 LIT at UT Austin (03/14/2020)

Due to conflicts with several schools' spring breaks, our main site of LIT is being postponed. We will look into later dates, in particular the weekend after ACF Nationals, and update this post once we've decided on an alternative.
by Bensonfan23
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

In case the TDs or staff don't have a lot of experience running a Discord tournament before, I'll plug my guide: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=21446 And it's not too late for moderators to order cheap headsets on Amazon if they don't already have them. Or to plan to read from a ...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

Reminder that this tournament is this Sunday, and that there are currently several teams on the spreadsheet who have not yet registered with me. Several free agents are also still listed and I encourage those players to team up before Saturday; all free agents will be assigned to teams with fewer th...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

Re: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

I see on the spreadsheet that some teams have 5 players signed up. Is there a particular reason teams are more than 4 players? Discord tournaments already have overloaded fields. Yeah, this is a good idea, in particular because we're not even at the first field cap, but can probably expand anyway i...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 10
Views: 2529

LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the online open Discord mirror of Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT 2020) on Sunday, March 8th, 2020. We are going to have an initial soft cap of 8 teams for this mirror, which may expand based on interest and staff. Schedule The tournament will ...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4534

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

My thoughts: 1. I don't believe any NAQT college tournament needs to be timed. SCT doesn't use the timer and ICT, which attracts excellent staffers and logistics people, doesn't need to use the clock. 2. Because of that, I would be fine with NAQT's college tournaments adopting 5/5/5 (well, I don't ...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)

This tournament happened yesterday! Thanks so much to the all staffers who helped this tournament make it through 12 rounds in D1 and 14(!) rounds in D2 all before 6pm, especially to Nathaniel Woodward and Rachel Thibo for volunteering to help staff as guests. In Division One, Texas A went 11-1 to w...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 LIT at UT Austin (Postponed)
Replies: 1
Views: 634

2020 LIT at UT Austin (Postponed)

I am pleased to announce that main site of Longhorn Invitation Tournament (LIT 2020) will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, March 14th, 2020. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Question set: This tou...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

Another brief update on LIT's progress, the set is just under 90% completed at this point and will definitely be ready by the first mirror dates. We've currently confirmed mirror locations in most of the major US regions, though some of the exact dates are still waiting on room reservations to be co...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7455

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

The science in this set was my favorite of the regionals I've played ('18, '19, '20). To add to the discussion about bait, my one gripe is with the "protein" question in packet E (Central Florida A et. al.) I buzzed and answered "protease" when I heard "MEROPS" (I did not get a chance to hear the b...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "Should have been prompted" replacement policy
Replies: 15
Views: 3379

Re: "Should have been prompted" replacement policy

Thanks for making this post, Mike! I’ve actually had the idea for a post based on this specific protest issue for a while since my teams have been on the negative end of this unbalanced policy at three times since last ACF Nationals alone. To put it bluntly, I agree that this current protest resolut...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)

I am pleased to announce that UT Austin will host the South site of the 2020 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2020. I will be the tournament director for this tournament, any questions can be directed to me at [email protected].com. Location: This tournament will ...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

A few updates on this set's progress, LIT is now over 70% completion and is quickly approaching 80%. We've also added Jack Mehr onto the editing team as a guest editor for literature. The main post has been updated with our first mirror requests. Teams interested in mirroring LIT from regions withou...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at UT Austin (02/29/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

2020 WORKSHOP at UT Austin (02/29/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Texas site of 2020 WORKSHOP will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, February 29th 2020. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Question set: This tournament will be playe...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5301

Re: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

This tournament happened today! Thanks to everyone who attended and to Jason, Graham, and Ryan for serving as moderators. Texas A went 10-0 to win the tournament without needing a final, Texas B+ finished in 2nd at 7-3, Ignation Nation finished in 3rd place, and the aptly-named "Fourth Place" finish...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5301

Re: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

One important last minute change, because of a late update from UT's room reservation department, this tournament will take place in Parlin Hall instead of Mezes Hall as originally announced. Opening meeting will be in Parlin Hall 302. All team contacts got an email reflecting this change. See every...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5301

Re: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

Hi everyone, this tournament will be happening this weekend. The field is now closed at 6 teams and a logistics email was sent out to all team contacts and free agents (who've been assigned). See everyone in Austin on Saturday!
by Bensonfan23
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 15314

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

One small thing that I noticed while attempting to sign up teams for Texas, the form incorrectly lists UT Austin as the South Central host. Rice is hosting for our region, not UT.
by Bensonfan23
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UT Austin (11/02/2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 2483

Re: ACF Fall at UT Austin (11/02/2019)

This tournament happened! Thanks to everyone who volunteered to staff for helping this tournament run so smoothly, and thanks to every team that attended for making the tournament so enjoyable! Final stats with brackets and classifications can be found here. The overall winners of ACF Fall 2019 at U...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5301

Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

I am pleased to announce that the Texas site of Fall Open 2019 will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Question set: This tournament will be pla...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/19/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 2441

Re: Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/19/19)

This tournament happened, and Texas went 9-0 to clear the field with Texas B finishing in second! Thanks to everyone who helped this tournament happen, especially North Texas for signing up last minute to allow the tournament to happen at all, and to Nathaniel and Vik for volunteering as moderators....
by Bensonfan23
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Fall 2020)
Replies: 25
Views: 12045

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

A brief update on this set's progress, which is coming along nicely. LIT is just under half completion at this point, and I have no doubts that the set will be ready by the originally announced date. I'd like to emphasize a few key points that we're trying to accomplish with this set. First, every t...