Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season) - Call for Editors

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Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season) - Call for Editors

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Hello everyone!

It is my great honor and pleasure to announce the Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (MCMT) for the 2020-2021 season. The set will be available for mirrors at the very beginning of the 2020-2021 season.

For some context, January 2nd, 2020 marks 15 years since the passing of Matt Cvijanovich - an influential and kind player for Iowa State who helped shape the Midwest circuit. Half of the proceeds of the tournament will go directly to Matt's Buzzers - an organization managed by Matt's family and provides grants for schools to purchase buzzer systems. We are really excited for this opportunity, and our goal is to raise as much money as possible to an amazing organization!

MCMT will be a regular difficulty set. Our target for difficulty and quality of questions is WHAQ III, which can be found here.

The set is being written by current members of the University of Iowa Quiz Bowl team, along with guest writers guest writers Greg Peterson, Eric Chang, Bo Chi, and Lalit Maharajan.

This post is also officially a call for help editing the set. Jacob O'Rourke will be head-editing the set, and I will be his padawan in head-editing as well as the logistics coordinator. Currently, Will Grossman is editing Literature, Stefan Calin is editing Science, Karthik Prasad is editing Religion and Auditory Arts, and Sean Philips is editing Trash and Law. We still need editors for the following subjects:

Geography
Social Science
Current Events

If you are interested, please email me at [email protected]. Our overall distribution will be as follows:

The tossups in the set will be powermarked and will run from 5 to 6 lines. The bonus parts will be no longer than two lines long. The questions will be measured in Times New Roman, 11 point font.

Each packet will consist of 21 tossups and 20 three-part bonuses, distributed as follows:

4 Literature (1.5 American Lit [1 tossup and 1 bonus, plus an additional tossup or bonus in each packet], 1.5 British Lit, 1 European/World Literature)
4 History (1 U.S. History, 1 European History, 1 World History, 1 Miscellaneous History [This is ancient history and questions that don’t fit neatly into one of the other history categories, or just more of U.S., European or World History])
4 Science (1 Biology, 1 Chemistry, 1 Physics, 1 Other Science)
2.5 Fine Arts (1 Classical Music, 1 Visual Fine Arts, 0.5 Miscellaneous Arts-1 tossup or bonus per packet)
1 Geography
1 Trash
2 RM (1 Religion, 1 Mythology)
0.5 Philosophy
0.5 Social Science
0.5 Current Events
1 Extra Question (This will come from any category other than Trash)

I will update this post with more details about mirroring in the near future, but for now, we are excited to welcome editors onto our team!
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ganman0305 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:55 pm
and Sean Philips is editing Trash and Law. We still need editors for the following subjects:
Out of curiosity, what does this mean?
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AGoodMan wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:56 pm
ganman0305 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:55 pm
and Sean Philips is editing Trash and Law. We still need editors for the following subjects:
Out of curiosity, what does this mean?
He's editing any law-related history questions (for example, he edited the Miranda v. Arizona tossup in WHAQ III).
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Proud to announce that Eric Chang is now our Visual, Other Fine Arts, and Mythology Editor, and we also welcome Stefan Calin to the team as our science editor! As we start writing over winter break, we're still looking for a history, philosophy, and social science editor, so let me know if you're interest in joining this little shindig!
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Update time! As we seriously begin to get writing, I'm happy to welcome Amogh Kulkarni as our history and philosophy editor. Shohom Chakraborty and Aditya Sivakumar have also joined the team as writers.
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Alex Dzurick is finishing off our editing team, focusing on Social Science, Current Events, and Geography!
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