Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

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Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:44 pm

Hello everyone!

The Yale University quizbowl team is pleased to announce that this year's Bulldog High School Academic Tournament (BHSAT XXVIII) will be available for tournament mirrors in the spring of 2019. As is traditional, BHSAT 2019 will be written and edited by members of the Yale quizbowl team. Jacob Reed will once again be returning to head-edit the tournament this year. Recent iterations of the set have consistently garnered praise, and we hope to bring you another exciting, challenging, and interesting set.

The main site of the tournament will (tentatively) be hosted on Saturday, February 2nd, at Yale University in New Haven, CT. We are currently seeking mirror sites in as many locations as possible, from the weekend of February 2nd onwards. After the last mirror, the set will be uploaded to the archive for public reference.

If you are interested in mirroring BHSAT 2018, please email me at hasna.karim@yale.edu and wait for confirmation (if you don't receive it within 3 business days, feel free to send another). We're also happy to have BHSAT used at singles tournaments, state All-Star Team tryouts, etc. - just email me at the above address and we'll work out a suitable arrangement.

The mirror fee, payable to "Y. Student Academic Competitions" (exactly as written) is $10 per non-house team in attendance. In the case of multiple bids, we will, as in previous years, show a preference for hosts who demonstrate their capacity for outreach to a wide range of teams in their area.

Set details:

The set will consist of fourteen (14) packets of equal difficulty (no special "finals" packets). Tossups will be five to six lines long in 10 point Times New Roman. Before powermarking, all tossups will be six lines long, or shorter; no bonus part will be longer than two lines. All tossups will be powermarked. Host sites must agree not to modify, subtract from, add to, or edit the set. We are certainly open to any reasonable changes (i.e. playing the set without powers)—just send Jacob an email at jacob.reed@yale.edu.

This set is not to be distributed electronically by anyone except the editors of the set. While paper copies may be given out to tournament attendees by tournament directors, requests for electronic copies of packets should be submitted to hasna.karim@yale.edu. (Exceptions will be made for tournaments run on electronic packets, insofar as tournament directors will be permitted to distribute electronic packets to staff readers.) Recipients of electronic copies are not permitted to share them. Please do not discuss any question content publicly until BHSAT mirrors have concluded for the year.

The difficulty of this year's BHSAT will be in the same range as the BHSAT sets from past years (2011-2017), i.e. aiming at the "core" of an advanced high school curriculum. You can peruse those to your heart's content on quizbowlpackets.com.

Packets will be distributed as follows:
4/4 Literature (at least 1/1 each American, British, European, .5/.5 one more of the above, .5/.5 World)
4/4 Science (1/1 biology, 1/1 chemistry, 1/1 physics, 1/1 other science, with a heavy focus on math)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 2/2 European/British/Ancient, 1/1 "World"; Canadian/Australian where appropriate in context)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Auditory including jazz, 1/1 "audiovisual"—ballet, film, opera—and "usable"—architecture, design, ceramics, etc.)
2/2 "Beliefs" (1/1 Religion, 1/1 Mythology)
1/1 "Thought" (roughly .5/.5 each Social Science and Philosophy)
2/2 "Modern World" (1/1 split approximately 2:1 between geography and current events, 1/1 pop culture/Trash)

Each packet will feature an extra tossup and bonus for use as tiebreakers and/or replacements; these could come from any academic (non-Trash) category.

We hope you'll help us make BHSAT a nationwide success again in Spring 2018. Please contact me at hasna.karim@yale.edu to secure a mirror in your region. Thanks!
Hasna Karim,
Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:16 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, 02/02/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:50 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, 02/02/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
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Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:24 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, 02/02/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
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Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:28 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northern Illinois: Northern Illinois University (02/09/2019
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)**
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)

**The main site's date has been updated from the previously posted date to account for SCT and Regionals
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Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:47 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northern Illinois: Northern Illinois University (02/09/2019)
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
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Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:07 pm

Scheduled Sites
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
Kentucky: University of Kentucky (3/23/2019)

*Note that the Illinois mirror has been canceled.
Hasna Karim,
Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:43 pm

Scheduled Sites
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
Kentucky: University of Kentucky (3/23/2019)
Virginia: Virginia Tech (4/20/2019)
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Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:03 pm

Scheduled Sites
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
Kentucky: University of Kentucky (3/23/2019)
Michigan: Michigan State University (3/23/2019)
Virginia: Virginia Tech (4/20/2019)
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Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:16 pm

Scheduled Sites
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
Kentucky: University of Kentucky (3/23/2019)
Michigan: Michigan State University (3/23/2019)
Virginia/DC: Georgetown (4/13/2019)
Virginia: Virginia Tech (4/20/2019)
Hasna Karim,
Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by ansonberns » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 pm

hasnak wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Virginia/DC: Georgetown (4/13/2019)
Is this tournament now confirmed to be running on BHSAT instead of Prison Bowl as was initially considered/announced?
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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by shrayo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:44 pm

ansonberns wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 pm
hasnak wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Virginia/DC: Georgetown (4/13/2019)
Is this tournament now confirmed to be running on BHSAT instead of Prison Bowl as was initially considered/announced?
Yes
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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:34 pm

Scheduled Sites
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
Kentucky: University of Kentucky (3/23/2019)
California: Bellarmine College Prep (3/31/2019)
Virginia/DC: Georgetown (4/13/2019)
Virginia: Virginia Tech (4/20/2019)

**note that the Michigan mirror has been cancelled
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Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by katlei » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:01 pm

Will a discussion forum be set up?
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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by hasnak » Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:23 pm

Scheduled Sites
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, (02/16/2019)
Missouri: WUStL (02/16/2019)
Georgia: North Gwinnett High School (02/16/2019)
North Carolina: Carrboro High School (02/16/2019)
Western Ohio: Sidney High School (03/02/2019)
Northern Ohio: Case Western Reserve University (03/23/2019)
Kentucky: University of Kentucky (3/23/2019)
California: Bellarmine College Prep (3/31/2019)
Virginia/DC: Georgetown (4/13/2019)
Virginia: Virginia Tech (4/20/2019)
SoCal: UCSD (5/4/2019)
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Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

Post by kearnm7 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:33 am

BHSAT 2019 has been posted to the archive and is now available here. We hope that all the teams who played the set enjoyed it, and we intend to bring an even higher quality product next year.
Michael Kearney
Yale '20

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