BHSAT XXIX Available for Mirrors (2020)

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BHSAT XXIX Available for Mirrors (2020)

Post by hasnak » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm

Yale Student Academic Competitions (YSAC) is pleased to announce BHSAT XXIX, the 29th annual edition of Yale’s flagship high-school tournament. The set will be available for mirrors beginning Saturday, February 1, 2020. The date of the main site of the tournament will be determined during the fall.

Michael Kearney will head edit the set, with assistance from James Wedgwood, Hasna Karim, and Annabelle Yang. Both current and former members of YSAC will participate in the writing and editing process.

Difficulty
The difficulty of this year’s BHSAT will aim at the “core” of an advanced high school curriculum, much like BHSAT sets of years past (though we expect the set to be slightly easier than last year’s). In short, the set should conform to the typical “regular-plus” high school difficulty.

Set details
The set will consist of fourteen (14) packets of equal difficulty (no special "finals" packets). Tossups will be five to six lines long in 10 point Times New Roman before powermarking. No bonus part will be longer than two lines. All tossups will be powermarked. Host sites must agree not to modify, subtract from, add to, or edit the set. We are certainly open to any reasonable changes (i.e. playing the set without powers)—just send me an email at hasna.karim@yale.edu.

Each packet will feature an extra tossup and bonus for use as tiebreakers and/or replacements.

Distribution
4/4 Literature (1/1 American; 1/1 British; 1/1 European; .5/.5 World; .5/.5 Classical & Miscellaneous)
4/4 History (1/1 American; 2/2 European/British/Ancient; 1/1 "World"; Canadian/Australian where appropriate in context)
4/4 Science (1/1 biology; 1/1 chemistry; 1/1 physics; 1/1 other science, including math, though no computational math is included)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual; 1/1 Auditory, including jazz; 1/1 "audiovisual"—ballet, film, opera—and "usable"—architecture, design, ceramics, etc.)
1/1 "Thought" (approximately .5/.5 each Social Science and Philosophy)
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology & Culture
1/1 Geography & Current Events
1/1 Pop Culture & Trash

Mirrors
If you are interested in mirroring BHSAT XXIX, please email me at hasna.karim@yale.edu, “cc’ing” michael.kearney@yale.edu. We are happy to have BHSAT used at singles tournaments, state All-Star tryouts, etc.—just email us at the above addresses.

The mirror fee is $10 per non-house team in attendance at the tournament, with mirror payment possible via check or Venmo. In the case of multiple bids in the same area, we will show preference for hosts who demonstrate their capacity for outreach to a wide range of teams in their area.

N.B.
This set is not to be distributed electronically by anyone except the editors of the set. Paper copies may be given out to tournament attendees by tournament directors, but requests for electronic copies of packets should be submitted to hasna.karim@yale.edu, “cc’ing” michael.kearney@yale.edu. Tournaments may be run on electronic packets, but recipients of electronic copies are not permitted to share them. Please do not discuss any question content publicly until BHSAT mirrors have concluded for the year.

We hope you'll help us make BHSAT a nationwide success again in Spring 2020. Please contact me at hasna.karim@yale.edu to secure a mirror in your region. Thanks!
Hasna Karim,
Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: BHSAT XXIX Available for Mirrors (2020)

Post by hasnak » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:09 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, date TBD)
South Carolina: Southside High School (02/15/2020)
Hasna Karim,
Southside '17
Yale '21

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Re: BHSAT XXIX Available for Mirrors (2020)

Post by hasnak » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:51 pm

Scheduled Sites:
Northeast: BHSAT at Yale (main site, date TBD)
South Carolina: Southside High School (02/15/2020)
SoCal: UCSD (4/25/2020)
Hasna Karim,
Southside '17
Yale '21

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