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ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:42 am
by InvadErGII
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I'm incredibly excited to announce an official mirror of ACRONYM IX, to be held as a part of the 2016 HSNCT weekend. The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 29th, starting approximately two hours after the end of the HSNCT finals. This will be the evening before Memorial Day, so if you're looking for a reason to spend an extra night in Dallas (or just to play some extra quiz bowl), this tournament is for you! Details of the question set is available in the global announcement thread. Details on this tournament are below:

REGISTRATION AND FEES

Registration for this tournament is now open here. You can view the current field here. Registration requires some sort of team and affiliation on the NAQT website, but you can create an ad-hoc school/association for this purpose. Made-up names are also fine, but keep them reasonably appropriate.

The field will have a cap of 64 48 teams and will be open to anyone who wishes to play. Depending on how the field shakes out and registrants' feedback, splitting into 'high school' and 'open' divisions is a possibility.

Fees will be as follows:

Base fee: $90 per team
$10 discount per working buzzer system
$15 discount per moderator
Maximum total discount: $30

OTHER STUFF

Are you able to staff this? Sign up here!

Want to throw your name out as a free agent or find a team to join? Use this spreadsheet!

I am not certain exactly how this tournament will be run - depending on size, it may end up using either a card system or typical prelim/playoff seeding. Though I'm not sure of a specific format, I'm comfortable guaranteeing at LEAST six games for all teams, and will be shooting for more than that.

I believe this has the potential to be the largest trash tournament in quiz bowl history. If that ends up being the case, we'll need a whole bunch of moderators and other staffers. If you're planning on being in Dallas and would like to help out, let me know! If you'd like to play instead, that's cool too. If you'd like to organize/play in a local mirror and then staff it at HSNCT, that works as well - it's like doing it once, but double! Each non-team moderator will receive $15 and my eternal gratitude.

More details, including a more precise schedule and other stuff I forgot to mention in this thread, are coming soon.

I look forward to seeing a whole bunch of you in Dallas!

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:29 pm
by BobGHHS
I'm pretty sure I'll be there as a staffer and I'm pretty sure I'll put a team together or offer my services as a free agent to another team.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:38 pm
by InvadErGII
Registration for this tournament is now open here.

Additionally, you can view the current field here.

If you're interested in playing, please note that registration will close at midnight the night before the tournament at 11:00pm central time on Thursday, May 26th. The field is also expected to fill up quickly, so if you want to play, make sure to register as soon as possible! If you'd like to register to staff and won't be part of a team, let me know as soon as possible.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:18 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Is this limited to actual teams of high schoolers, or is it open?

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:06 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:Is this limited to actual teams of high schoolers, or is it open?
InvadErGII wrote: The field will begin with a cap of 64 teams and will be open to anyone who wishes to play. Depending on how the field shakes out and registrants' feedback, splitting into 'high school' and 'open' divisions is a possibility.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:12 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
On the NAQT website, you have be affiliated with a school to register and can only register a team for the school, so they'll have to modify that somehow to allow open teams to play.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:16 pm
by jonah
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:On the NAQT website, you have be affiliated with a school to register and can only register a team for the school, so they'll have to modify that somehow to allow open teams to play.
Interpret "school" to mean "school or ad hoc group", creating one if you need to.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:40 pm
by sonstige
So I'm trying to register a team ("tacocat") but it looks like I'm getting a server error; at any rate, I've tentatively signed up myself, Virginia Ruiz, Sean Platzer, and Harlea Perdue for this, but that sort of assumes we're all at HSNCT staffing this year.

I will say that I would have liked the option of not officially linking my NAQT account to a one-off trash team (it seems that I had to create a new account for this, and a fake "school").

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:46 pm
by jonah
sonstige wrote:So I'm trying to register a team ("tacocat") but it looks like I'm getting a server error; at any rate, I've tentatively signed up myself, Virginia Ruiz, Sean Platzer, and Harlea Perdue for this, but that sort of assumes we're all at HSNCT staffing this year.

I will say that I would have liked the option of not officially linking my NAQT account to a one-off trash team (it seems that I had to create a new account for this, and a fake "school").
Please email me about this.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:22 pm
by InvadErGII
The field for this tournament currently sits at 28 teams (nearly half-full!) and is regularly adding new teams. Thanks to everyone that has signed up so far! If you're interested in playing in this, I recommend signing up soon - there's a good chance this will fill up well before HSNCT weekend.

Additionally, I have set up a spreadsheet for prospective staffers. If you'll be in Dallas on Sunday night and wish to help staff this event, you can sign up for that right here.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:22 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
I registered my team as "Hamilton Academical", my existing NAQT alias for fake things, but we would like to play as "HiiiPowers", in a reference that is only five years old.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:22 am
by gregpweinstein88
I would like to register as a free agent. The list only shows teams, so I'm not sure who is actually registered, but if someone needs a fairly decent player I am good to go! thx

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:21 pm
by Colby Burnett
Posts about Scottish Football aside, I would like to play this, and offer myself up in free agency. I am taking my talents to Turtle Creek.

~Colby

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:02 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
If you either:

1.) need a sports and video game player, or
2.) are Joe Nutter,

You should PM me. I am fairly good at both of these subjects, although my super modern baseball and hockey knowledge is lacking, and I hate NASCAR.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:49 pm
by Unicolored Jay
The Ununtiable Twine wrote:If you either:

1.) need a sports and video game player, or
2.) are Joe Nutter,

You should PM me. I am fairly good at both of these subjects, although my super modern baseball and hockey knowledge is lacking, and I hate NASCAR.
I almost read this as saying your Joe Nutter knowledge was fairly good.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:21 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
While I fulfill 50% of those requirements, unfortunately HiiiPowers has no free roster slots.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:12 am
by MorganV
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:While I fulfill 50% of those requirements, unfortunately HiiiPowers has no free roster slots.
Jake, build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:10 pm
by The Ununtiable Twine
MorganV wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:While I fulfill 50% of those requirements, unfortunately HiiiPowers has no free roster slots.
Jake, build your own pyramids, write your own hieroglyphs
after limitless indalecio demoralizes his teammates he will come crying for help anyway

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:28 pm
by stameyers
I am available as a "free agent" player or else as a staffer.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:23 pm
by InvadErGII
The field for this is now over 50% full. Thanks to everyone who signed up so far!

Per a request, I've also set up a spreadsheet for free agents who want to assemble teams or be assigned to a team or similar. If you're one of those people, you can go here and do that.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:27 pm
by kpdoney
I am also available as a freelance player, or as a staffer. I'm good at video games and trashy lit, but I know nothing about sports.
(Edit: I am no longer free, I have been drafted to a team.)

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:39 pm
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
We registered through NAQT as Good Hope, but we would like to play as "4 men, 20 questions"

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:45 pm
by jonah
cwest123 wrote:We registered through NAQT as Good Hope, but we would like to play as "4 men, 20 questions"
Please contact us at [email protected] with this and similar requests.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 15, 2016 7:21 pm
by BobGHHS
So my 'teammates' are no longer coming to HSNCT, so I'm offering myself up as a free agent -- Jasper, Colby, Joe, someone I know or kinda know ---- any of you need a guy to fill out your roster? Let me know.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 12:45 pm
by Unicolored Jay
I see I'm mentioned here (probably due to my joke of a post upthread) but I can't play this tournament as I'm flying back Sunday evening, sorry.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 16, 2016 2:22 pm
by InvadErGII
Hey folks! A couple of important updates on this tournament:

- In the interest of ensuring that a proper schedule and other logistics can be handled with appropriate care, the tournament field will be locked at 11:00pm central time on Thursday, May 26th. This means that contrary to initial plans, you will not be able to sign up for the tournament on-site. If you plan on signing up, please do it soon! If you absolutely can't sign up in advance for some reason, let me know and we can probably work something out.

- Regarding scheduling: if the field reaches at least 48 teams, I expect that we will play on a card system in a single, unified field. If the field is too small for cards, we'll split into 'high school' and 'open' divisions and do several rounds of seeded play followed by playoffs. Cards are good, so sign up!

- There's still a need for a few more staffers. If you're going to be in Dallas on Sunday night and want to earn a little extra cash and my eternal love, let me know.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 7:42 am
by anderson
I guess the deadline is coming up, but if anyone still has an open spot on their team (or wants to make a team), let me know. I am pretty terrible at trash, but I know things about video games and recent music, especially "indie" music.
Edit: I've found a team, thanks Tejas.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:57 pm
by BobGHHS
EDIT: I'm playing with Joe Nutter's team.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 23, 2016 5:30 pm
by InvadErGII
In the interest of simplifying logistics and our desire to use a card system, the maximum field size for this event is being reduced to 48 teams. As of the writing of this post, there are just 5 spots left, and a little over 72 hours before signups close. If you're on the fence about registering, now is the time to do it!

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:23 am
by Guile Island
Unfortunately, Ryan Rosenberg had to drop from our team due to not realizing the tournament was on Sunday.

If anybody is brave enough to join myself, Andrew Wang, and Morgan Venkus for this tournament, we'd love to have you. You know how to reach me.

EDIT: Victor Prieto has joined our party.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:38 am
by The Ununtiable Twine
Unfortunately, Eric Douglass has to drop from our quartet of doom. If anyone else would like to join Jason Thompson, Jonathan Thompson, and myself (preferably someone who is up to snuff on newer pop-culture stuff, if at all possible) feel free to contact me via PM.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue May 24, 2016 11:21 am
by dwd500
The team from "Washington" has two seats open - It's currently myself and Charles Hang.

We'll take anyone with a pulse at this point.

Or not.

Pulse optional.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:03 pm
by InvadErGII
Hey, this is happening today!

Check-in is still going to be outside the Monet Ballroom at the mezzanine level. Team check-in will start around 5. If you have a buzzer and can bring it/check in early, that'd be awesome. Staffers should swing by sometime before 5 to help set stuff up. Can't wait to see a bunch of you there!

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:18 pm
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
dwd500 wrote:The team from "Washington" has two seats open - It's currently myself and Charles Hang.

We'll take anyone with a pulse at this point.

Or not.

Pulse optional.
If you still have a spot, I have an interested teammate

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 6:46 pm
by dwd500
We filled it, sorry.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 11:53 pm
by InvadErGII
Dallas Buzzers Club and Hiii Powers are currently playing for the right to play the extremely cleverly-named "Colby's Team", who will have an advantage in the finals.

edit: Looks like it's gonna be Hiiii Powers, I think

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 12:49 am
by InvadErGII
Congratulations to Colby's Team, who ultimately ran the table to win the HSNCT mirror. Congratulations are also in order for Lexington, who won the high school playoff bracket by defeating St. Mark's School of Texas in the finals. They are now the proud owners of some "great" vinyl trophies. Thanks so much to everyone who came to play, staff, and make for a super fun evening!

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:50 am
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
This tournament was very fun, many thanks to Erik for writing it.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:56 am
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Platinum Toad wrote:This tournament was very fun, many thanks to Erik for writing it.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:11 am
by Valefor
Bubalus Period wrote:
Platinum Toad wrote:This tournament was very fun, many thanks to Erik for writing it.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 7:51 pm
by etchdulac
Old People fun was had. Gracias.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:07 pm
by BobGHHS
I had a blast playing this with some awesome teammates and was really happy to see some quizbowl folks that I hadn't seen in quite a long time. Thanks Erik for putting it all together. I will enjoy my vinyl album of classic Celtic hits.

Despite writing/editing the Ohio HS trash set for 10 years now, this set gave me great perspective on difficulty level and different topics to aim for going forward.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Tue May 31, 2016 10:09 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
This was great - thanks for putting it together.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:00 pm
by InvadErGII
Stats haven't been posted yet, so here they are.

Also - for those who played in this event (or another mirror), I put together a short survey that asks few things about logistics, the questions and so forth. If you have a few minutes, I encourage you to fill out that survey here.

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:02 am
by Yeah, that's a thing
Will this set be released publicly?

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:02 pm
by InvadErGII
Yep - it is pending on the archives now. Should be up soon!

edit: It's up: http://trash.quizbowlpackets.com/1814/