PSACA - Three Rivers

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PSACA - Three Rivers

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I am pleased to announce this year’s Pennsylvania State Academic Coaches Association's event, titled Three Rivers. I am working with the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, who is providing editors.

There are 12 rounds of 22 power-marked tossups and 22 three-part bonuses, which you are welcome to play as 20/20 with replacements and tiebreakers.

The difficulty of this set is on the low end. It can be used for novice HS events, but the intent is that it will be appropriate for mid-level teams as well. I encourage nonstandard uses like doubles with your best varsity players or a singles side event using the tossups.

Tossup answers have been selected with the hope that most rooms will get most tossups by the end. Tossups are 500-550 characters (often 5 sentences) in length to accommodate hard, medium, and easy clues. Most material falls between SCOP and NAQT A-level difficulty.

See this page and this page for the past sets.

The packet template I use is 4/4 literature, 4/4 history, 4/4 science, 1/1 math, 2/2 fine arts, 3/3 RMP, geography, and social sciences, 1/1 current events, 1/1 popular culture, and 2/2 mixed or more academic material. Please note the math does not include computation.

The mirror fee is $8 per team.

Contact me stat74 [at] gmail [dot] com to request use of the set. Missouri schools should contact MOQBA at moqba [at] moqba [dot] org.

You are welcome to give paper copies of the questions to teams at your tournament, but please do not forward electronic copies or publicly discuss the questions until the set is posted, which will happen after all sites have had their events.

Best of luck this competition season.
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Mirror list:

9/28/19: Southside Starter, Greenville, SC

10/19/19: Chicago Christian Knights Novice, Chicago, IL
10/19/19: Falcon Kickoff Frosh/Soph at Wheaton North, Wheaton, IL
10/27/19: GHOST at Hanover HS, Hanover, NH

11/9/19: Butterfield Memorial JV, Moline, IL

12/7/19: East Lawrence Tournament, East Lawrence, AL

1/4/20: Great Valley Quiz Bowl Tournament, Malvern, PA
1/11/20: SHATEYAHRONYA V, Berlin High School, Delaware OH
1/11/20: Livingston New Year's Novice 2020, Livingston, NJ

2/22/20 Barrington Invitational (MS), Barrington, IL

4/18/20 Bulldog Buzzer Battle III, Berwick, PA
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Missouri mirror list:

Thursday, October 24, 2019: Titan Novice Tournament @ Lee's Summit West [packets 1-6]
Tuesday, November 19, 2019: Calvary Lutheran after-school tournament [packets 1-6]
Thursday, January 16, 2020: Sullivan novice tournament [packets 1-6]
February 10 or March 17, 2020: Calvary Lutheran after-school tournament [packets 7-12]
Monday, April 6, 2020: Sullivan novice tournament [packets 7-12]
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We'd like to use this on 1/11/20 @ Olentangy Berlin HS
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crbirdx wrote: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:23 am We'd like to use this on 1/11/20 @ Olentangy Berlin HS
Mirror list updated. Thanks.
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Hi, we'd just like to confirm that the mirror for Livingston High School (1/11/20) is still on, as I don't see us in the mirror list.
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Sent an email a few days ago with a mirror request for April 18 at Berwick PA for Bulldog Buzzer Battle III. Please let us know if we can mirror - thanks!
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BulldogBuzzers wrote: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:04 pm Sent an email a few days ago with a mirror request for April 18 at Berwick PA for Bulldog Buzzer Battle III. Please let us know if we can mirror - thanks!
I added you to the list and will send other details.
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