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Maroon Bowl II @ The Internet (Hosted by Ridgewood High School) (1/17/2021)

Posted: Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:20 pm
by nick.
The Ridgewood High School Quiz Bowl Team is excited to announce the second annual Maroon Bowl on Sunday, January 17th, 2021. The tournament will take place on Discord and will use the SATURNALIA question set. Myself (Nick Pruitt) and Aum Mundhe (also of Ridgewood High School) will be acting as Tournament Directors.

Question Set
SATURNALIA is a hard high school (“regular plus” difficulty) house-written question set. This set should be the same difficulty as AQBL Difficult difficulty as well as sets like Prison Bowl and BHSAT. You can read about its distribution and writers here. We will be using both tossups and bonuses.

This tournament is open to any school in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, with teams from Northeast Pennsylvania (Berks, Schuylkill, Luzerne, Pike, Monroe, Lehigh, Northampton, Wayne, Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Carbon, and Wyoming Counties) also allowed to play. We are also intending to split the tournament into two divisions: Nationals and Standard. Teams are eligible for the standard division if they have not had greater than 20 points per bonus (PPB) at a tournament of regular high school difficulty or higher during the 2020-2021 season, or if they have had that PPB, must not be playing with the primary scorer from that team. With that being said, we reserve the right to change a team’s division in order to ensure fairness.

The tournament will take place entirely online and have a fee of $75/team. Payment Details will be released as we get closer to the tournament, though most likely payment will be done via check.

To abide by PACE Guidelines, this tournament will require players to use cameras. This tournament will be using Discord Video.

There will be a maximum of 6 players per team, with 4 players playing at a time. We recommend that teams that have more than 4 players consider splitting into multiple teams.
Due to the large amount of planning and setup for online tournaments, any team canceling after 9:59 PM EST on Monday, January 11th, will be expected to pay full tournament dues.

To register please fill out the following form. There will be an initial field cap of 24 teams total that we will expand if there is interest.

Feel free to contact [email protected] for any questions or concerns that you may have. We hope to see you on January 17th!