This set will consist of 16 rounds of 20 power-marked tossups, each 6-7 lines (favoring lengths closer to 6) of 10 point Times New Roman font, as well as 20 three-part bonuses, with no more than 2 lines per part. Each round will also include one tiebreaker tossup and bonus, drawn from either History, Literature or Science.
Literature in this set will be edited by Shrayus Sortur (currently Georgetown University and formerly of Wilmington Charter), History and Geography will be edited by Jakob Myers (currently Michigan State University and formerly of Naperville North), Social Science and RMP will be edited by Clark Smith (currently Dublin Scioto), and Science and Fine Arts will be edited by Ryan Golant (currently Princeton University and formerly of TJ), who will also serve as the head editor of this set.
The distribution for this set will be as follows:
- American (1.0/1.0)
- American (1.0/1.0)
- Biology (1.0/1.0)
Math (non-computational)/Computer Science/Other (1.0/1.0)
- Painting/Drawing + Sculpture (1.0/1.0)
Auditory Classical (1.0/1.0)
Audiovisual (opera, ballet, film) + Other Art (jazz, photography, performance art, etc.) (1.0/1.0)
- Religion (1.0/1.0)
Current Events (0.5/0.5)
The set will be available for mirroring after 28th of October until a week before NAQT HSNCT. The mirror fee will be $10 per non-house team that plays the set. For high schools that have not hosted a tournament within the past 5 years, the fee will be lowered to $8 per non-house team. For hosts mirroring FACTS, there will be no fee applied to teams receiving a discount.
Teams whose packets are accepted and used in the final set will receive various discounts, which will increase if the packet is accepted for use earlier. We will offer a 60% discount off of the total fee to teams which submit an acceptable packet before midnight on August 31st, 40% for teams that submit packets by the deadline, and 20% for packets which require extensive editing. We may close packet submission for this set if we receive more than necessary, and we will provide an update in the form of a reply on this thread in that event. The base fee for registration will be $80 at the main sites of this tournament, so a team submitting a completed packet (including powermarks and writing credits) before August 31st can expect to pay at most $32 for registration at either site, as long as the packet is of an acceptable quality. Teams should also note that we are extending these discounts to any team which attends a mirror of the set. We may send incomplete or insufficient packets back to their respective teams for improvements if need be, just note that in such a case, the discount may be modified depending on when the team resubmits their packet.
Regarding packet submission, up to three teams or schools can collaborate on a single packet to submit for use in this set. If you, your team, or your collaborators would like to submit a packet, please do so before midnight of September 30th by emailing us at [email protected].
If you have any questions, feel free to email [email protected].