NEWT (2021-2022)

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NEWT (2021-2022)

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This is the announcement for the New Enterprising Writers’ Tournament (NEWT), a high school regular plus difficulty set for the 2021-22 season.

Set Details:
The set is intended to be for high school audiences. The intended difficulty of the set is regular plus high school difficulty. Tossups will range from 500-650 characters (about 5-7 lines of Times New Roman 10 font). We will not enforce a character cap on bonuses, but they will not exceed 10 lines of TNR 10 font. There will be 14 packets of 20/20, with an additional 10/10 in an extras packet, to be used as replacements. Tossups will be power marked, and bonuses will have three parts, each worth 10 points.

Our target difficulty is BHSAT, specifically the 2020 edition of the tournament.

We intend for this set to be ready for mirrors in the first weekend of December.

Distribution:
The distribution will be as follows:
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 World, 1/1 Euro, 1/1 Ancient/Classical)
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 Commonwealth, 1/1 Euro, 1/1 World/Other)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Auditory, 1/1 Other)
1.5/1.5 Geography/CE (1/1 Geography, 0.5 CE)
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology
0.5/0.5 Philosophy
0.5/0.5 Social Science
0.5/0.5 Pop Culture

Writers/Editors:
This set will be written by newer high school writers, under the guidance of an experienced editing team. Our idea for this is to train newer high school writers and allow them to grow their writing skills in an environment where they can receive useful criticism and feedback.

Writing and Editing Team:

Writers (FINALIZED):

Elie Aoun (CWRU)
Vikshar Athreya (University of Washington)
Giifti Benti (Carbondale)
Veer Bhatt (VMI)
Aalok Bhattacharya (Staples)
Aatreyo Bhattacharyya (Mira Loma)
Ben Chapman (University of Toronto)
Bo Chi (NCSSM)
Rohan Ganeshan (Buffalo Grove)
Shourjo Ganguli (Beavercreek)
Tasis Gemmill-Nexon (Georgetown Day)
Kaushik Gollamudi (Barrington)
Elizabeth Grace (Raffles)
William Groger (Columbia)
Umme Hani Bootwala (Clarke)
Sam Henshaw (Wando)
Tegan Kapadia (Georgia Tech)
Sol Kim (Phillips Academy)
Anish Kodali (Great Valley)
Joseph Krol (Cambridge)
Louis Li (Brown)
Grant Maiorana (Solon)
Eric Mukherjee (Formerly Penn)
Ava Parikh (Solon)
Aditya Patel (Hamilton)
Danny Peelen (Cedar Crest)
Vishal Rameshbabu (James Clemens)
Vishal Sareddy (Lambert)
Nathan Sheffield (MIT)
Aditya Sivakumar (Mira Loma)
Anurag Sodhi (Centennial)
Ananya Tadigadapa (Northeastern)
Shiva Tegulla (Stanton College Prep)
Samuel Wang (Pitt)
Chandler West (Vanderbilt)


Editors:

Head Editor: Jacob O'Rourke [formerly Truman State]
Science: Eric Mukherjee [formerly UPenn]
History & Geography/CE: Govind Prabhakar [Georgetown]
Literature: Karsten Rynearson [Phillips Academy]
Fine Arts: Chandler West [Vanderbilt] (Visual), Ethan Strombeck [Stanford] (Auditory)
Religion/Myth: William Groger [Miami Valley]
Philosophy/Social Science: James Malouf [UC Berkeley]
Pop Culture: Ben Weiner [UMN]

Our mirror fee is $15 per team, including any house teams that play the set.

If you’re interested in mirroring the set, please email me (Jacob O’Rourke) at jacob.orourke.7 [at] gmail.com with NEWT somewhere in the subject line.
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Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present), AQBL Administrator (2020-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: NEWT (2021-2022)

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Mirrors:

-Vanderbilt ABC (October 30th, 2021)-contact Sharath Narayan [vandyquizbowl at gmail.com] for more details. Statistics from this tournament can be found here.
-Minnesota Online League (starting November 14th, 2021) - contact Owen Riley [oriley1201 at icloud.com] for more details.
-MOQBA Fall (December 11th, 2021)
-Darien (March 5th, 2022)
-PettiWarz V at Pettisville Schools [OH] (March 5th, 2022)
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Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present), AQBL Administrator (2020-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
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Re: NEWT (2021-2022)

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This set will be available for mirrors at the beginning of November. If you're interested in mirroring this set, please email me.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present), AQBL Administrator (2020-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
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Re: NEWT (2021-2022)

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We're also seeking playtesters for this set. If you are interested in playtesting this set, please fill out this form.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present), AQBL Administrator (2020-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
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Re: NEWT (2021-2022)

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We're going to start playtesting this set next week, so please fill out the form if you haven't yet already! If you have, you can expect an email on Thursday with logistics information.

Edit: To clarify, I mean next week as in "the week starting on October 10th/11th"
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present), AQBL Administrator (2020-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
Matthew Arnold, Dover Beach.
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