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ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Thu May 28, 2015 9:42 am

I am pleased to announce Penn Bowl 2015 for the Fall semester of 2015. We plan to run this tournament at the main site on October 24th.

QUESTIONS

This tournament will be written by a team consisting of Eric Mukherjee, Chris Chiego, Saajid Moyen, and other Penn writers. Eric Mukherjee will be head-editing. Other editors and writers will be confirmed soon. There will be 15 packets of power-marked questions not longer than 8 lines (including bolding for power). The target difficulty is slightly easier than Penn Bowl 2014.

The distribution we are using is as follows:
4/4 Literature (1/1 World and Other)
4/4 History
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Math and Other)
3/3 Arts
3/3 RMP
1/1 SS
1/1 Geography, CE, and Other (science history goes here)

Each packet will also have a tiebreaker tossup from literature, history, or science.

HOSTING

We are looking for mirrors in all regions. The mirror fee will be $40 per team. All mirrors of this tournament should run on either October 17th or 24th, pending a confirmation of these dates.

At the main site, we will use the following fee structure:
Base fee: $120 per team
Working buzzer discount: $5 each
Approved moderator discount: $15 each
Travel discount: $10 (more than 200 miles one way according to Google maps)

If you have any questions, please contact Sarita Jamil at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu.

METHOD OF PAYMENT (borrowed from Cody Voight)

All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if your procedures require it. Teams who do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it.

We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.

All checks must be made out to either "Sarita Jamil" or "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" (must be exact wording). If you bring a check not made out to either "Sarita Jamil" or "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and have no other method of paying for the tournament, you will be subject to the $25 late payment penalty. If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, let us know early enough for your school to process the payment. We can generally send you an invoice the same day.

MIRRORS
We are potentially looking for an online mirror host. Please contact Sarita at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu if you're interested in hosting a mirror.

Current Mirrors:
UK - Oxford 10/17 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17663)
Northeast - MIT 10/24 (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17785)
Lower Midwest - WUSTL 10/24 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17411)
Upper Midwest - University of Minnesota 10/17 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17714)
Northern West Coast - Stanford 10/17 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17689)
Southern West Coast - UC Irvine 10/24 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17962)
Canada - Carleton 11/14
South Atlantic - University of Georgia 10/24 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17818)
South - University of Louisiana at Lafayette 10/17 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17746)
Mid-Atlantic - UNC Chapel Hill 10/24 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17934&p=308740&hilit=unc#p308740)

The field is full at 38 teams.
CURRENT FIELD (38/26/4) - (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
Charter (3/4/0)
Columbia (4/3/0)
"Spuyten Duyvil" (1/0/0)
Villanova (1/0/0)
"Team Arrow" (1/0/0)
Cornell (3/2/0)
Detroit Catholic (2/1/0)
Chattahoochee (1/0/0)
Penn State (2/2/0)
Rutgers (2/0/0)
Mannheim HS (1/0/0)
Princeton (2/0/0)
UVA (2/2/0)
VCU (2/6/1)
UMD (3/1/0)
NYU (1/0/0)
JHU (2/1/0)
Kenyon (1/1/0)
Ithaca HS (1/1/2)
Pitt (2/0/0)
Rochester (1/2/1)

WAITLIST:
Rutgers C

Contact Sarita Jamil at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu for any inquiries.
Last edited by sarita on Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:42 pm, edited 3 times in total.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:03 am

I just sent an email to all the primary and secondary contacts for mirrors on this Saturday, October 17. It has an example of the document format that you should make sure you can open on your computers. Please let me know if there are any issues. I'll send out packets as soon as they're completed.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:16 am

I just sent all of the 10/17 mirrors packets and passwords. Please check to make sure you have these.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:45 pm

Only if you've played or staffed this tournament already, you can now request to join the "Penn Bowl 2015 discussion" forum in your User Control Panel.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Thu Oct 22, 2015 10:12 pm

I've sent the final logistics information to teams attending this tournament on Saturday at Penn. Please check that all details are correct and email me immediately with revisions.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:10 am

Stats are being updated here

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:34 am

Maryland A defeated Columbia A in the final!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:12 am

Thanks everyone who wrote, staffed, or attended this event!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:46 pm

Just wanted to say that I think this tournament was really well run. The first round started off a bit slow, but every round besides that ran totally seamlessly and our final round finished way before we thought it would. Myself and the rest of my team definitely appreciated having a lot of time to make the walk from Penn to the bus station and get dinner and things like that. Thanks!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:42 am

When will this set be posted?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Mon Nov 23, 2015 4:14 pm

Probably not until after New Trier Varsity (12/19), unless they switch to another set or have done so already.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:11 pm

Xochiquetzal wrote:Probably not until after New Trier Varsity (12/19), unless they switch to another set or have done so already.


NTV recently switched to Missouri Open (some teams have already played Penn Bowl)
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