2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]

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2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]

Postby Jason Cheng » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:48 am

This is the global announcement for Sun God Invitational, a regular difficulty tournament set to be mirrored in Fall 2018. We will be aiming for the controlled end of ACF Regionals/something like Terrapin 2016, with an overarching goal to make questions as accessible as reasonably possible.

The tournament will be primarily written by current members of the UCSD quiz bowl club, with significant help from a few others. If you would like to assist in the production of this tournament as a writer or potential editor, please contact me at chengjason7@gmail.com.

For now, this will be a closed collegiate tournament with a single online open mirror prior to all physical mirrors, just like with the last couple of Early Fall Tournaments. Any requests to bend eligibility rules should go through the host site, who should notify me.

Head Editors:
Jason Cheng
Isaac Biggerstaff

Editors:
Will Alston
Aseem Keyal
Jonathan Luck

The tentative distribution will look like this (subject to change):

4/4 Literature
-> 1/1 Long-Form Fiction
-> 1/1 Non-Epic Poetry
-> 0.5/0.5 Drama
-> 0.5/0.5 Short-Form Fiction (blurred lines such as novels vs novellas will probably end up in long-form fiction)
-> 1/1 "Miscellaneous" (nonfiction, literary criticism, epic poetry, other literary questions, mixed, or more drama/short fiction)

4/4 History
-> 1/1 United States
-> 1/1 Continental Europe
-> 1/1 Non-European, Non-Commonwealth ("World")
-> 1/1 Classics, Commonwealth, and Other

Historiography will appear in any of the 4 history categories as the editors see fit, either as clues or as answers in tossups/bonuses.

4/4 Science
-> 1/1 Biology
-> 1/1 Chemistry
-> 1/1 Physics
-> 0.5/0.5 Math
-> 0.5/0.5 Other Science


3/3 Arts
-> 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
-> 1/1 Music
-> 1/1 "Other" Art

4/4 RMPSS
-> 1/1 Religion (expansive)
-> 1/1 Mythology (inc. questions about mythography/folktales)
-> 1/1 Philosophy (will reflect a "heterodox" approach, whatever that means)
-> 1/1 Social Science (will reflect a "heterodox" approach, whatever that means)

1/1 Geography/Misc. (tiny amount of trash, but mostly other academic/general knowledge)

Hosts who wish to mirror this set should contact me at chengjason7@gmail.com. The mirror fee for a host site is $45 per team in attendance.
Last edited by Jason Cheng on Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:45 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: 2018 Triton Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regul

Postby Milhouse » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:06 am

It's obviously incredibly early to tell, but is this tournament expected to be ready for the early fall slot (like EFT), the mid-late November slot (like Terrapin/WAO II) or some other time?
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Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regu

Postby Jason Cheng » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:38 pm

The tournament will probably be ready by early fall, but we’ll let it be mirrored for as long as demand exists until, say, early winter 2019

We’ll have a firm date for the online open mirror (which will precede all physical mirrors) at some point further along the production timelin, likely at the end of this season when people start scheduling for next year.
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