GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

This forum is for tournament announcements, updates, and results (official or otherwise).
Post Reply
User avatar
Wynaut
Wakka
Posts: 153
Joined: Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:34 am
Location: Ann Arbor, MI

GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

Post by Wynaut » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:34 am

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce GEOCACHE (Geographic Challenge Affair with Content Hard and Easy), the successor to 2017’s GEODUCK set. Like GEODUCK, this tournament will consist of 8 to 10 packets with 24 tossups each, and will aim for “regular-plus” difficulty, with a healthy mix of regular-difficulty and non-canon answerlines.

The distribution will be the same as GEODUCK’s:
3 United States
1.5 Other North/Central America/Caribbean
1.5 South America
4 Europe
4 Asia/Middle East
3 Africa
1 Australia/Oceania/Antarctica
3 miscellaneous/common links
1 geography-minded trash
2 other academic

I will be following the same difficulty control scheme from GEODUCK and VCU Open 2015. Questions will be hard-capped at 750 characters (just around 8 lines in 10-pt. Times New Roman). I will also ensure a more even balance between natural and human geography (although a significant number of questions will incorporate clues about the interaction between the two), and make sure not to drop appallingly easy food clues in power this time. ;)

This tournament will be ready for mirrors by July 1, 2019 at the latest, and will once again cost $10 a person. Feel free to contact me on Facebook or at kenjishimizu97[at]gmail[dot]com if you have any questions or want to mirror this set.
Kenji Shimizu
University of Michigan '18
Summit Academy North High School '13
Writer, NAQT
"...the best Seychelles player in quizbowl" -Auroni Gupta

User avatar
Fuddle Duddle
Memerator
Posts: 717
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:31 pm
Location: East Lansing, MI or Naperville, IL

Re: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:10 pm

I'm ready
Jakob Myers
MSU '21, Naperville North (IL) '17
"No one has ever organized a greater effort to get people interested in pretending to play quiz bowl"
-Ankit Aggarwal
Member, PACE

User avatar
Car
Lulu
Posts: 70
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:58 pm

Re: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

Post by Car » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:23 am

I like this development very much.
Thomas De Bock - Oxford Brookes University

User avatar
Senator_Jay
Wakka
Posts: 242
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:03 pm
Location: Hamilton, ON

Re: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

Post by Senator_Jay » Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:30 pm

Looking forward to this! GEODUCK was great :)
Jay Misuk
McMaster University, 2009, 2010, 2016
University of Toronto, 2011, 2017
MSc. (CogSciLing), Hon. BA (Linguistics), BA (History), BEd. (History, Geography, Music, Math)

Tri-national competitor; tri-national neg champion.
To quote the ephemeral Jordan Palmer - "There is no shame, only points"

Post Reply