WORLDSTAR

Old college threads.
Locked
User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Once I'm done with my fall writing commitments I'll start writing WORLDSTAR (WORLD Some conTrived AcRonym), an 8-packet open-level tossups-only tournament with the following distribution:
4 World History (1 Asia, 1 Islamic world/Near East, 1 Africa, 1 LatAm)
2 Ancient History (1 Ancient Eurasia, 1 other)
4 World Lit (1 Africa, 1 Asia, 1 LatAm, 1 Islamic World/Near East)
1 Ancient Lit
2 1/2 World Art
1/2 Ancient Art
2 World Music
3 Geo
2 CE
1 World Religion
1 Mythology
1 World Philosophy
Of this, 1 question per packet will be Pacific Island content
"World" is here defined as "not Europe or Anglosphere", though tossups on the ancient Anglosphere and Mediterranean world (since it makes little sense to divide, for example, the integrated Eastern Mediterranean of the Late Bronze Age, the Northern reaches of ancient Mesoamerica, or the Carthaginian empire of the 3rd century BCE) will definitely be a thing.
"Ancient" is here defined as "before the founding of the Sui Dynasty in 564" in the old world and pre-Conquest in the Americas.
I'll be co-writing this with Jason Golfinos, Alex Damisch, Elysia Warner, Morsal Sarajzada, Evan Suttell, Theo Howe, and Daoud Jackson.

Mirrors:
Carleton University 8/25-26
Boston 8/4-5
Stanford 8/4-5
(tentative) Minnesota 8/18-19
Illinois 8/11-12
(tentative) VCU 7/28-29
(tentative) Online
Last edited by A Dim-Witted Saboteur on Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:17 pm, edited 15 times in total.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
naan/steak-holding toll
Auron
Posts: 2163
Joined: Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:53 pm
Location: New York, NY

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by naan/steak-holding toll »

This sounds like the most amazing tournament ever.
Will Alston
Bethesda Chevy Chase HS '12, Dartmouth '16, Columbia Business School '21
NAQT Writer and Subject Editor

User avatar
a named reaction
Rikku
Posts: 327
Joined: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:16 am

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by a named reaction »

Sit Room Guy wrote: 1 World Philosophy
Yes Please.
Eric Wolfsberg
Bethlehem Central High School 2016
University of Delaware 2020
Stanford 2025 or whatever

User avatar
The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Tidus
Posts: 716
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:43 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) »

I'd be thrilled to go 2/10/8 on this.
Adam Sperber
Hickman '10, Northwestern B '14

" 'Yay, more Adam Sperber' --Nobody " --Cody Voight

User avatar
Senator_Jay
Rikku
Posts: 250
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:03 pm
Location: Hamilton, ON

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by Senator_Jay »

Me gusta! Lookin' forward to this :)
Jay Misuk
McMaster University, 2009, 2010, 2016
University of Toronto, 2011, 2017, 2022
MEd. (Educational Linguistics) MSc. (CogSciLing), Hon. BA (Linguistics), BA (History), BEd. (History, Geography, Music, Math, Soc. Sci, Law, Latin)

Tri-national competitor; tri-national neg champion.
To quote the ephemeral Jordan Palmer - "There is no shame, only points"

User avatar
CPiGuy
Tidus
Posts: 742
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:19 pm
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by CPiGuy »

Sit Room Guy wrote:3 Geo
2 CE
1 World Religion
Playing this.
Conor Thompson (he/him)
Bangor HS (Maine) '16
Michigan '20

User avatar
Wynaut
Wakka
Posts: 175
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:34 am
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by Wynaut »

Is the Geo limited to just "World" or can it include US/European content as well?
Kenji Shimizu
University of Michigan '18
Summit Academy North High School '13
Writer, NAQT
"...the best Seychelles player in quizbowl" -Auroni Gupta

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Wynaut wrote:Is the Geo limited to just "World" or can it include US/European content as well?
The Geo will be exclusively world as well.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
mozzarella
Lulu
Posts: 48
Joined: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:48 pm
Location: Shadow Moses Island

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by mozzarella »

Guess I need to get good and show up, because this sounds rad.
K Kohn
Cheltenham High School 2015
American University 2018

Ask me about my trash packets.

User avatar
Steeve Ho You Fat
Auron
Posts: 1049
Joined: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:48 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat »

Saw the name and was hoping it was going to be a tournament about fights.
Joe Nutter
PACE Treasurer
Michigan State University '14
Walnut Hills High School '11

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR (Nats 2018)

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

After protracted negotiations with Will Alston to avoid scheduling conflicts with Historature, we've confirmed that WORLDSTAR is in fact happening at HSNCT. In a further announcement, this set's difficulty is being raised to uniformly Open.

EDIT: Obligatory "Not a prank" since this is, after all, April Fools' Day.
Last edited by A Dim-Witted Saboteur on Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:47 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Lulu
Posts: 61
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:20 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

Post by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth »

What time slot are you expecting to have this at HSNCT?
Adam Swift
RIT, 2015

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Adelaide Glaciarium wrote:What time slot are you expecting to have this at HSNCT?
It will most likely be run Saturday either before or after Joel Gluskin's side event, depending on when that's planned for.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Once again, this tournament will be open in difficulty; I realize the OP did not reflect this until now although later posts in this thread did.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

As the title change in the OP would suggest, what with the majority of writers having other pressing commitments, this set will not be complete in time for HSNCT. However, we expect that it will serve very well as an event for Side Event weekends. We apologize to anyone inconvenienced by the cancellation of the mirror and encourage those who signed up to play this set at said side event weekends, or, if none are convenient, online. A discord mirror will likely happen in August or thereabouts.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
UlyssesInvictus
Yuna
Posts: 821
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:38 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Post by UlyssesInvictus »

With that in mind, are you still expecting this to be 8 packets?
Raynor Kuang
quizdb.org
Harvard 2017, TJHSST 2013
I wrote GRAPHIC and FILM

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT mirror CANCELLED)

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

UlyssesInvictus wrote:With that in mind, are you still expecting this to be 8 packets?
Yes. The length of the tournament won't change.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Just for clarification, this set should have a completion date of roughly August 1, with a reduced (likely 7-packet) version of the set available earlier. If you need a side event for your quiz bowl function, please consider mirroring this if you haven't already!
EDIT: the OP has been updated with a list of mirrors
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Further note: I regrettably have no weekends free from now until September and the time difference between the US and most of the remainder of this tournament's writing staff makes their running an online mirror inadvisable. However, I would like to have an online mirror done at some point before the school year starts. If anyone's playing an earlier mirror and would be interested in running this, please contact me!
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
Cheynem
Sin
Posts: 6704
Joined: Tue May 11, 2004 11:19 am
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by Cheynem »

What's the pricing on this?
Mike Cheyne
Formerly U of Minnesota

"You killed HSAPQ"--Matt Bollinger

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Cheynem wrote:What's the pricing on this?
Oops, sorry that wasn't included. We're charging a uniform mirror fee of $10 per person, but hosts are free to charge more if they wish.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

Antrobus63
Wakka
Posts: 149
Joined: Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:20 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by Antrobus63 »

So, the HSNCT sign up sheet for this still applies for the online version?
Peter Schmidt
Coach, Lehigh Valley Academy
Columbia '84, Yale '88
Owner and Teacher, Prepare Test Preparation

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Antrobus63 wrote:So, the HSNCT sign up sheet for this still applies for the online version?
Given that no one has volunteered to run an online mirror and I won't be available for any weekend until September, the online mirror will likely happen then. Including a signup sheet when a date hasn't been set yet seems premature.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
Aaron's Rod
Sec. of Cursed Images, Chicago SJW Cabal
Posts: 680
Joined: Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:29 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by Aaron's Rod »

A discussion forum for this set has been created; if you've played, you can request access by going to User Control Panel > Usergroups.
Alex D.
ACF
http://tinyurl.com/qbmisconduct

"You operate at a shorter wavelength and higher frequency than most human beings." —Victor Prieto

User avatar
Mike Bentley
Auron
Posts: 5944
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:03 pm
Location: Bellevue, WA
Contact:

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by Mike Bentley »

This tournament was a lot of fun. I'm impressed how much improvement there's been in Jakob's answer and clue selection over the past year.
Mike Bentley
VP of Editing, Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence
Adviser, Quizbowl Team at University of Washington
University of Maryland, Class of 2008

nadph
Rikku
Posts: 253
Joined: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:21 pm

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by nadph »

Thanks all for writing this set! It was great fun to play.
Nikhil Desai
Bellarmine College Prep '12
Stanford '12-'15, '18

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

This might get mirrored later this month in Britain and will subsequently be clear.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

User avatar
A Dim-Witted Saboteur
Memerator
Posts: 792
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: WORLDSTAR

Post by A Dim-Witted Saboteur »

Thanks to everyone for playing this set! With the British mirror complete, it'll be posted to the archive ASAP.
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal

Locked