ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)

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I am pleased to announce Penn Bowl 2014 for the Fall semester of 2014. We plan to run this tournament and all of its mirrors on October 18th and 25th.

QUESTIONS

This tournament will be written by a team consisting of Patrick Liao, Eric Mukherjee, Will Alston, Rob Carson, and other Penn writers. Eric Mukherjee will be head-editing, with literature-editing by Rob Carson. There will be 15 packets of power-marked questions not longer than 8 lines (including bolding for power). The target difficulty is slightly easier than Penn Bowl 2013.

The distribution we are using is as follows:
4/4 Literature (1/1 World and Other)
4/4 History
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Math and Other)
3/3 Arts
3/3 RMP
1/1 SS
1/1 Geography, CE, and Other (science history goes here)

Each packet will also have a tiebreaker tossup from literature, history, or science.

HOSTING

We are looking for mirrors in all regions. The mirror fee will be $40 per team. All mirrors of this tournament should run on either October 18th or 25th, pending a confirmation of these dates.

At the main site, we will use the following fee structure:
Base fee: $120 per team
Working buzzer discount: $5 each
Approved moderator discount: $15 each
Travel discount: $10 (more than 200 miles one way according to Google maps)

If you have any questions, please contact Sarita Jamil at [email protected].

METHOD OF PAYMENT (borrowed from Cody Voight)

All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if your procedures require it. Teams who do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it.

We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.

All checks must be made out to either "Max Isenberg" or "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" (must be exact wording). If you bring a check not made out to either "Max Isenberg" or "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" and have no other method of paying for the tournament, you will be subject to the $25 late payment penalty. If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, let us know early enough for your school to process the payment. We can generally send you an invoice the same day.

MIRRORS

These are the following confirmed mirrors:

Northeast – Harvard (10/18) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16344)
Canada – McMaster (10/18) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16346)
Midwest – Northwestern (10/18) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16425)
UK – Oxford
Lower Midwest – WUSTL (10/25) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16329)
Upper Midwest – Minnesota (10/25) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16449)
West Coast – Stanford (11/15) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16469)
South - University of Lousiana Lafayette (10/18) (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16295)
South Atlantic - U. South Carolina (10/25) (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=16460)
Online - Skype (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16443)

CURRENT FIELD (27/18/3) - (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
Penn (2/0/0)
Maryland (2/1/0)
Northern Delaware Academy (1/1/0)
NYU (2/1/0)
LASA (1/0/0)
Northmont (1/1/0)
VCU (1/7/2)
UVA (1/0/0)
JHU (3/1/0)
Columbia (4/1/0)
Delaware (2/3/1)
Princeton (1/0/0)
Pitt (2/0/0)
Rutgers (1/0/0)
High Tech (1/1/0)
Penn State (2/1/0)

Waitlist

Contact Sarita Jamil at [email protected] for any inquiries.
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Has this event gotten mirrors established yet?
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This is a bit of a silly question, but which day will Penn Bowl itself be on?
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Matthew Jackson wrote:Has this event gotten mirrors established yet?
We're waiting on confirmations for some, but we are still looking for hosts in the UK, Texas, Pacific NW, and Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan area).
minusfive wrote:This is a bit of a silly question, but which day will Penn Bowl itself be on?
Penn Bowl at Penn will be on 10/18/14 but some mirror sites may hold it on 10/25/14.
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Is there any info on the potential location and date for the Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan) mirror?
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We're still looking for Pacific Northwest, Ohio/Indiana/Michigan, and Texas mirrors.
a bird wrote:Is there any info on the potential location and date for the Midwest (Ohio, Indiana, Michigan) mirror?
I've been contacting potential mirrors but no one's been up for it so far. If you want to, email me at [email protected] or the TD at [email protected] please!
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We were planning on hosting an online mirror, so I don't expect there to be a separate Pacific Northwest mirror.
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Is there a location set for the south yet?
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cessing wrote:Is there a location set for the south yet?
There will be mirrors in South Carolina and Louisiana. I'm waiting on confirmations before updating.
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Any field update for the Penn site?
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Current field:

Penn
Maryland A
Maryland B
NYU A
NYU B
Charter A
Charter B (maybe)
LASA
Virginia Tech

Edit: Current field will be updated in original post.
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Please add one team from LASA to this mix. I emailed David to register a week ago or so.
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Ditto for Virginia Tech. I emailed requesting an invoice and never heard back.
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I'm switching over registrations to my email since I'll respond almost immediately. You can contact me at [email protected] (alternatively at [email protected]). I'll be updating the original post with that information soon, as well. Sorry for the delay!
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We are still looking for an Ohio/Michigan area mirror. I'll continue to contact schools, but please reach out to me ([email protected]) if you are able to host!
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Final mirror sites for this tournament have been posted.
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does anyone have the contact information for South Carolina?
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cessing wrote:does anyone have the contact information for South Carolina?
Contact info for people interested in the mirrors who have not posted announcements yet:
Oxford: Joey Goldman ([email protected])
Minnesota: Han Li ([email protected])
Stanford: Benji Nguyen ([email protected])
South Carolina: Eric Douglass ([email protected])
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This site has reached capacity at 24 teams. Please continue to email me if you're interested in attending, as we could potentially expand the field. We would need more experienced moderators for that, so please email me if you're interested in moderating.
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This site has been expanded to 28 teams. Please note that we have also added a 15th packet. We still have room for expansion, so continue to email me registrations at [email protected].
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This site has been expanded to 30 teams. We still have rooms and staff for expansion, so continue to email me registrations at [email protected].
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If you are attending this tournament, you should have received an email from me about details by now. Note that the field has dropped to 27 teams. Anyone who has questions or concerns about this tournament should contact me at [email protected].
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Mirrors for tomorrow should have received emails from me with instructions and packets by now. Please contact me if you have not.
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UVA beat Maryland in the second game of an advantaged final favouring UVA to win this tournament.

Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
Playoff + Finals stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... 2B_finals/
Combined: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/

Feel free to PM or email me any stats corrections.

Top scorers are this tournament included Matt Bollinger from UVA (136 PPG), Sam Blizzard from Northmont (90 PPG), Jordan Brownstein from UMD (83 PPG), and Saajid Moyen from Penn (76 PPG).

A private discussion forum should be set up shortly, which you are able to join through the User Control Panel. Thanks to everyone for coming!
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This has been one of my most enjoyable tournament experiences yet, and I'd really like to thank the staff of the tournament for running it so smoothly! We had a great time and look forward to next year's edition!
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This tournament was quite well-run and was a pleasure to staff. Kudos to the TD and other staff for making it a fun tournament.
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The private discussion forum for this tournament is now active. To take part, please request to join the "2014 Penn Bowl Discussion" usergroup in your User Control Panel.
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Thanks everyone who attended, staffed and/or wrote this tournament!
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Corrections have been made to all stats and the combined stats are now available here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/

Also, some stuff I picked up after the tournament:

* A blue Camelbak water bottle with a grey cap
* A green Aladdin water bottle with a green cap
* A yellow notebook that belongs to Ben Herman of Delaware

If any of these are yours and you would like them returned, you should PM/email me.
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