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.
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 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Math and Other)
1/1 Geography, CE, and Other (science history goes here)
Each packet will also have a tiebreaker tossup from literature, history, or science.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We are potentially looking for an online mirror host. Please contact Sarita at email@example.com
if you're interested in hosting a mirror.
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)
"Spuyten Duyvil" (1/0/0)
"Team Arrow" (1/0/0)
Detroit Catholic (2/1/0)
Penn State (2/2/0)
Mannheim HS (1/0/0)
Ithaca HS (1/1/2)
Contact Sarita Jamil at firstname.lastname@example.org
for any inquiries.