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Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:18 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Hello all,

Prison Bowl XII may be ready for mirrors by early March 2019. The set is a normal Prison Bowl (reg+/nats-) and will be written entirely by members of Hunter Quiz Bowl as of now (this may change if deemed necessary).

The set will consist of thirteen 21/21 packets (20 pyramidal, powermarked tossups, 20 three-part bonuses, and an extra tossup and bonus for tiebreakers). Each tossup will be 500-600 characters long and each full bonus totaling at most 8 lines in 10 point Times New Roman font.

Aside from standard quiz bowl answer lines, the set will also feature some original common-link questions, descriptive answer-lines, and cross-categorical/interdisciplinary questions. We hope that these non-conventional questions will keep veteran players interested. However, less experienced players will get and learn stuff as well, as the set as a whole is geared to minimize the advantages gained from "studying canon" over general knowledge. The set is also geared towards hopefully lessening some trends within the traditional distribution in terms of emphasizing certain topics over others (modern art/music over art/music before the Romantic era, relative lack of medieval history, relative lack of non-East Asia Asian history, etc.) while keeping the difficulty accessible through the more non-traditional answerlines.

Distribution

There will be no computational math.

4/4 Literature
> 1/1 American
> 1/1 British
> 1/1 European (including Russian)
> 1/1 World and Ancient/Classical
4/4 History
> 1/1 American
> 1.2/1.2 European
> 1.8/1.8 World (including Ancient, Other, and cross-categories within history)
4/4 Science
> 1/1 Biology
> 1/1 Chemistry
> 1/1 Physics
> 0.5/0.5 Mathematics (non-computational)
> 0.5/0.5 Astronomy/Cosmology and Earth Sciences
2.5/2.5 Fine Arts
> 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
> 0.2/0.3 Other Visual (including Architecture, Photography, Film, Dance, Performance, Decorative, Design)
> 1/1 Classical Music
> 0.3/0.2 Other Auditory (including Opera, Jazz, Musicals, World Music)
2.3/2.3 RMP
> 0.8/0.8 Religion
> 1/1 Mythology
> 0.5/0.5 Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Geography (including the study of geography)
0.6/0.6 Current Events
0.6/0.6 Pop Culture and Sports
1/1 Tiebreaker (Literature, History, Science, Fine Arts, Mythology, or Geography)

Editorial Staff (all Hunter players contribute to writing)

Head Editor: Daniel Ma
Vice Head Editor: Rachel Yang
Literature Editor: Rachel Yang
History Editor: Daniel Ma (help from Brian Lu)
Science Editors: Daniel Ma, Ms. Caitlin Samuel (help from Benjamin Chapman)
Arts Editor: Daniel Ma (help from Benjamin Chapman for music)
RMP Editors: Daniel Ma (Religion and Philosophy), Asher Jaffe (Religion), Rachel Yang (Mythology), Brian Lu (Philosophy)
Social Science Editors: Brian Lu, Asher Jaffe
Geography Editor: Daniel Ma
Current Events Editors: Brian Lu, Benjamin Chapman
Trash Editors: Rachel Yang, Asher Jaffe

Fees
The mirror fee is $10 per attending team. All we ask is that hosts not alter question content in any way, nor release any information about questions to the public before it is EXPLICITLY ALLOWED ON THIS FORUM.

Please reply below and email me to request a mirror, and I will contact you following that. If you have any questions, email me at hchsqubo@gmail.com.

Current Tournaments:
Main Site (Hunter): 3/23
Belmont: 3/30
Chipola College: 5/10

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:37 am
by catullus16
Hi Daniel,

I’m Eliana Roberts, one of the co-captains at Belmont High School. We’re interested in mirroring Prison Bowl at our tournament on March 30th. Please let me know if this is possible.

Thanks,
Eliana

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:15 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
This is certainly possible and is very welcome! I do require your email address in some fashion (you can just email me, if you prefer that) in order to confirm details over the course of the year.

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:29 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
The start date for mirrors can be flexible (if you wish to mirror us before our own tournament, that can be arranged); please contact us for details.

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:26 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
On that note, Prison Bowl is being written at a record pace (certainly faster than any since Prison Bowl VII), so we may be able to begin mirroring in mid-to-late February! As noted before, please reply below and email hchsqubo@gmail.com to request a mirror.

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:35 am
by rolee99
Hi Daniel,

My name is Ronen Lee and I'm captain of North Hollywood High School Quizbowl. I'm sorry for the short notice, but we are interested in hosting a Prison Bowl mirror on February 23rd if the set is ready by then. Thanks!

Ronen Lee
NoHo '19

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:54 pm
by Limonana
Hello Daniel,

Wright State in interested in running Prison Bowl for a Pre-Nationals tournament in late May (probably the 18th). Thanks!

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:44 pm
by shrayo
Georgetown would be interested in hosting a mirror on 2/23, if the set's ready by then. Thanks

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:44 am
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
UPDATE: Our set is to be completed by the beginning of March. The late February release time that we initially said was up for discussion was, upon discussion, decided against because many editors will be away over President's Week

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 3:06 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
We are over 75% done with the set heading into February break, which we've never pulled off before! Prison Bowl is going great, and we'd love more mirrors!

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:09 am
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
New mirror with Chipola College on May 10th!

Additionally, due to issues in creating a discussion forum, please email us any comments about the set.

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:41 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
If anyone wants a Regs+/Nats- tournament early in the season, Prison Bowl XII can be mirrored at the start of the 2019-20 season! Please email us for more information.

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:56 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War

Re: Prison Bowl XII Mirrors (STILL AVAILABLE FOR 2019-20!)

Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
Excited to announce both our first ever online mirror on Discord and our first announced 2019-20 physical mirror at Virginia Tech!