BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)
This an announcement for the B
cademic & S
nside the S
ast (of Ontario), aka BLASTOISE
being played at the Lisgar campus on 26 March 2011. Before anyone asks, YES there will be at least a Pokémon pack of 20 tossups
produced by the editors, but that's not the entirety of this tournament.
FORMAT AND DIFFICULTY
This will continue the legacy of the Ottawa Hybrid Tournaments, in that it will be a packet-submission tournament open to high school (hopefully helping spread quizbowl in Ontario against the spectre of Reach for the Top) and university teams. This tournament should be around the ACF-Fall, HSNCT level. It will have powers. The number of rounds will be determined by the number of packets submitted+2 editor rounds. This will be edited by myself, Lisgar teammates (Jj, Joe), as well as Nick from Bell High School, which hosted BOKCHOI in November. Submitted packets will be edited down to 20/20+TBs.
REGISTRATION AND CONTACT
You can e-mail me with any questions at patarDOTknightDOTwikiATgmailDOTcom.
PRICING AND PACKET DEADLINES (see https://docs.google.com/document/d/1m3O ... y=CN2g3aMJ
Base fee is: $100 CAD
Each subsequent team: -$10 from base fee (e.g. 3 teams=$100+$90+$80=$270)
Fully functioning buzzer system: -$10
Minimum fee: $0
Packet penalties/discounts: See Google Document link (these are to encourage good writing in the Ontario/Ottawa circuit, and generally follow ACF guidelines, but more lenient) (see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yZo ... y=CJa2n6IF
Submission discounts (send to e-mails mentioned in Google Doc link)
-$75 done on 31 December
-$60 done on 14 January
-$50 done on 28 January
-$35 done on 17 February
-$25 done on 4 March
After March 4, please contact the editors to negotiate a discount, which shall not exceed $20, depending on timing/quality.
DISTRIBUTION OF SUBMITTED PACKETS (#Tossups/#bonuses) (see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1OFo ... y=CMPX-O8O
2/2 History (Max 1/1 Military history)
2/2 Literature (at least 1 poet/poem, 1 drama/dramatist, 1 novel/novelist ALSO at least 1 N. America 1 British, 1 World)
2/2 Science (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry, 1 Physics, 1 other (non-comp math, computer sciences, earth sciences, meteorology)
1/1 Fine Arts (Pick two different forms from Classical music, Musicals/Operas, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture)
1/1 Religion/Mythology/Philosophy (Do 2 different categories)
1/1 Social Sciences (1 Geography, other 1 can be sociology, anthropology, political sciences, economics, psychology, current events, civics, law etc.)
1/1 Extra questions for Big 3 (History/Literature/Science) (do different categories)
1/1 Extra questions for Small 3 (RMP/FA/SS) (do diferent categories)
1/1 Mixed academic (i.e. common link tossups: clues can be from different disciplinary, but should all have the same answer)12/12 Trash (AKA Popular Culture)
1/1 Video Games
1/1 Trash Literature (comics, manga, sci-fi, fantasy, chick-lit, non-academic non-fiction)
2/2 Other trash (fashion, Internet, activities and board/card games, mixed trash tossups, no meta, anything else that's not academic and already covered OR double up on the Big 4 (TV/Movies/Music/Sports) if you want.
Remember to diversify the geographic and time range of your answers. All clues and answers should be appropriate for high school students (i.e. don't include useless f-bombs, don't tossup pornography-related topics).
If anyone wants to mirror this, they can send me an e-mail at patarDOTknightDOTwikiaATgmailDOTcom. I guess this might be nice to mirror in the Greater Toronto Area, or perhaps in the Atlantic or West Coast.
Lisgarx2 [buzzers 3]
Gloucester (half-packet) [buzzers ?]
Earl of March x1 [buzzers ?]$60
Centennial (Daniel et al.)
Gloucester (Charles) (?) [trash]$50
Jordan Palmer et al. (University of Toronto) ($40 discount)