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I thought it might be useful to discuss, longhand, what might happen next year in terms of scheduling tournaments. There are five "prime weekends" in October, three in November (four minus Thanksgiving), one at most in December, three in January, four in February, three in March (spring breaks will mess with everyone), and four in April. This makes 23 weekends on which tournaments can occur, and probably not much more than 17 tournaments. If we plan ahead, this can work out pretty nicely.

What we know will happen:
10/3 EFT
10/17 MO
10/24 THUNDER
10/31 ACF Fall
11/7 FIST (Northeast and Midwest)
11/14 TIT
1/16 ACF Winter
1/22-1/24 CCSCT
1/30 Penn Bowl
2/5-2/7 SCT (mutually exclusive field with CCCT)
2/13 T-Party (main site, MN site)
2/20 ACF Regionals
2/26-2/28 CCCT (mutually exclusive field with SCT)
3/6 MUT (main site)
3/20 HI
3/27 Buzzerfest
4/9-4/11 ICT
4/17-4/18 ACF Nationals

What we suspect might happen:
Military history side event
Walden III

Side tournaments to be paired with others (either same day or same weekend):
ROBOT
10/17 (MO weekend) Joshua Lederberg Memorial Science Tournament
11/14 (TIT weekend) RMP Fest II
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What's THUNDER?

Also, I imagine MUT is probably happening again.
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The notional Eric/George Stevens/Trygve collaboration. And, fixed.
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Where's HI on this list?
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ROBOT will be happening in the fall, right?
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Right; I'm considering that a side event that would be paired with another. I'll add a category.
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The Joshua Lederberg Memorial Science Tournament will be happening this fall, possibly paired with MO pending approval from the relevant authorities.
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CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written.
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We're still figuring out everything concerning EFT, but it will almost certainly happen.
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ICT will be the weekend of April 9th-11th.

CCCT will be the weekend of February 26th-28th.

We have also arrived at tentative dates for the SCT and CC SCT. If you're planning a tournament that would either take place around the traditional SCT date (early February) or attract a CC-heavy field, please get in touch with us and we'll be happy to coordinate.
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Pilgrim wrote:CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written.
Depending on how my work-study program works out with dates, I hope that GMU will go to this. I hope that Phil will get GMU to go to more tournaments this upcoming season
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Pilgrim wrote:CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written.
Trevor, perhaps you and I could have a discussion about this; October has typically been EFT time for a few years, but I think it could accommodate both events. Let's coordinate to avoid getting in each other's way.
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I've been floating around the idea of collaborating with Mukherjee on a packet-submission nationals-difficulty event sometime in the very late fall (a sort of Chicago Open at the other end of the year). Conveniently enough, this would satisfy Teitler's call in the other thread for more higher-level packet sub events.
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grapesmoker wrote:
Pilgrim wrote:CMU is going to be running a novice tournament, probably sometime in October. It will most likely be entirely house-written.
Trevor, perhaps you and I could have a discussion about this; October has typically been EFT time for a few years, but I think it could accommodate both events. Let's coordinate to avoid getting in each other's way.
Yeah, basically I just figured that we would work around whatever time EFT is scheduled for; we of course don't want to appropriate your position.
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I have sent out a few messages searching for collaborators on an ACF Winter level tournament to possibly be held in the late Fall. I did not feel comfortable making it entirely house written at Truman State given our limited writing experience, but the organization will hopefully produce at least half of the packets. I will provide more information once I hear back from possible editors. If anyone is interested in helping write or edit for this, please contact me at kentb426 at gmail dot com.

I am interested in feedback about the proposed difficulty level, chosen time, and whether the calender is already saturated enough with tournaments. I am not diametrically opposed to contributing to a preexisting tournament if this seems like a better idea.
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Looking back at my iCal for this school year, here is what I see:

* I started school on September 1
* my first tournament was EFT, on Oct 4
* next was FEUERBACH on Oct 11
* then Minnesota Open on Oct 18
* then ACF Fall on November 8
* then IO on November 15

So as far as early year, the following weekends seem to lie fallow, at least in the NE:

* first weekend of September
* second weekend of September
* third weekend of September
* fourth weekend of September
* third weekend of October
* fourth weekend of October

There seems to be ample room in late September of late October for a new tournament or two
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THUNDER is absolutely going to happen, and we would like to claim the weekend of October 24th for it. As a reminder, THUNDER is an entirely centrally written tournament, aiming for the difficulty level of ACF Regionals 2008 - the nebulous regular difficulty that all the cool kids are talking about. We are actively soliciting hosts in all regions. Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you're interested!
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We will likely try to do Buzzerfest sometime in the spring again.

(BTW, if anyone who went/saw the set has feedback, it would be nice to know what I could do better next time.)
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TIT is planned to occur in the fall this year, perhaps October 31 if the date is free more preferably a date in November, as in past incarnations, if one can be found. This opens up a coveted Quizbowl Death March weekend in January. As with last year, we are actively looking for a wayward side event that needs a home and/or a trash event to pair it with.
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SCT: February 5-7, 2010.

CC SCT: January 22-24, 2010.

Full details for hosting both available on naqt.com.
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Hey, so Ryan told me that I should start testing the waters about determining a date for FIST. I think that 10/10 (after EFT, before MO) is too early for us. I think that 11/7 is pushing it but feasible; I don't relish having to finish HFT for the next weekend, but it won't make much of a difference if my tossups on opsonins go dead in college or high school, right? 11/14 is the date of HFT, which doesn't hurt anyone much but I guess Harvard wouldn't be playing it then unless the northeast mirror is a different date (which is fine by me, but other people: speak up). Also, 11/21 isn't Thanksgiving, right? So if IO isn't taking that weekend, or hasn't yet, it could be then. 11/28 I guess is Thanksgiving so we can't do it then. And if we're hosting T-Party in the fall (still hilariously in flux), it'd probably be the following weekend.

Let's discuss what a feasible date for FIST would be.
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Is Cardinal Classic going to happen?
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No, we're not doing Cardinal Classic this year.
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I'd like to see a third Westbrook Experiment.
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Schweizerkas wrote:No, we're not doing Cardinal Classic this year.
That's too bad. It'll be a shame if there isn't a west coast tournament this year that doesn't attract non-west coast teams.
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Hey,

Nationals is on the weekend of the 17th. If you can fix that, that'd be awesome.

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Due mainly to the fact that I will be participating in the Bataan Death March that is CMU's Operating Systems class in spring semester, CMU Novice isn't going to be happening this year - you can take it off the list. Hopefully we can make this happen next year, but no promises.
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Pilgrim wrote:Due mainly to the fact that I will be participating in the Bataan Death March that is CMU's Operating Systems class in spring semester, CMU Novice isn't going to be happening this year - you can take it off the list. Hopefully we can make this happen next year, but no promises.
I know someone who took that class!

Um. Good luck!
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Hey, could you put T-Party on this schedule (especially given that it is, after all, your own tournament)? I can figure out that it'll be the 14th of February, but it would be nice to see it anyway.
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Charbroil wrote:Hey, could you put T-Party on this schedule (especially given that it is, after all, your own tournament)?
Done!
I can figure out that it'll be the 14th of February
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I decided to collect winter semester packet deadlines in one place for my own reference; maybe someone else will find this useful?

ACF WINTER: (1/16)
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8778
November 22, 2009: -$50
December 6, 2009: -$25 (-$50 for teams not required to submit packets)
December 20, 2009: No penalty (-$25 for teams not required to submit packets; optional packets will not be accepted after this deadline)
December 27, 2009: +$25
January 3, 2010: +$50
After January 3, 2010: The editors may grant one or more 24-hour extensions at an additional penalty of $10 per day.

PENN BOWL: (1/30)
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8844
Packet by December 5: -$50
Packet by December 19: -$25
Packet by January 3: +$0
Packet by January 10: +$25
Packet by January 17: +$50

SCT 2010 (2/5) - no packets required

T-PARTY (2/13)
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8900
December 20: -$50 (-$75 for teams that don't have to submit by ACF guidelines)
January 3: -$25 (-$50 for teams that don't have to submit by ACF guidelines)
January 17: $0 (-$25 for teams that don't have to submit by ACF guidelines)
January 24: +$25
January 31: +$50
February 7: +$100
After 2/7: twenty-four hour extensions one at a time; each one will cost $10.

ACF REGIONALS: (2/20)
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8792
December 27, 2009: -$50
January 10, 2010: -$25 (-$50 for optional packets)
January 24, 2010: No penalty (-$25 for optional packets)
January 31, 2010: +$25
February 14, 2010: +$50 and no Valentine's Day card

MUT (3/6) - no packets required; but can be submitted for a discount
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8819
January 9: $50 discount.
January 23: $25 discount.
February 7: $10 discount.
(submit a half packet, get half the listed discount)

HARVARD INTERNATIONAL/FAKE ACF (3/20) - no packets required
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8817

BUZZERFEST (3/27)
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8815
January 23: -$50
February 6: -$25
February 20: No penalty
March 6: +$25
March 13: +$50
March 20: +$100

ICT 2010 (4/9 - 4/11) - no packets required

ACF NATIONALS (4/17 - 4/18)
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8053
February 21: -$50
other deadlines not posted yet?
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sds wrote:MUT (3/6) - no packets required
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8819
Don't forget: you can (and should!) write a packet for MUT and receive a discount, based on the schedule in the thread.
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Sorry about that; it is updated in the above post now.
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To update on side events:

I'm currently working on Spring Offensive, which is a general history subject tournament (NOT a military history tournament, as has been erroneously reported). I have been talking with NSC and NAQT folk about potentially having it be a side event at NSC or HSNCT, but nothing concrete has emerged.
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In the vein of side events:

I've now begun working on The Experiment III, a faithful next-gen sequel to the previous editions. If I'm feeling prolific in the coming months, I may have it ready for HI...if not, I'd be willing to run it at CO or any other tournament that might feature an exciting field of draftors and draftees. It will need a science writer (at least for everything but chem and earth sci), or else it won't have science.
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