2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM

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2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM

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I'm finally getting around to editing the third packet on things at least somewhat related to the Pacific Northwest (the packet is called A Bevy of Boodlers). I've edited out most of the local stuff so that it will be accessible to those who have never been to the region (although there are a couple of pretty hard answerlines regardless of where you're from). There are 20 tossups and 20 bonuses across a variety of academic, pop culture and general knowledge topics.

Here's an example of a question from last year's packet:
J. J. Berringer of Vancouver, Washington was one of the first people to celebrate this event. A petition to recognize this event was presented by Senator Clarence C. Dill to Woodrow Wilson. The Flaminaire Company popularized this event in France. The German equivalent of this event is held on Ascension Day and is celebrated by dragging around a bollerwagen full of beer. One of the biggest advocates for the establishment of this holiday was Spokane churchgoer Sonora Dodd. To drum up interest in this holiday, Macy's held a (*) sports-themed parade in 1941. A day before he proclaimed National Hunting and Fishing Day, this holiday was made an official US holiday by Richard Nixon in 1972. This holiday was kept alive by advertising from the New York Associated Menswear Retailers. It's held on the third Sunday in June. For 10 points, name this holiday which sees a spike in necktie sales.
ANSWER: Father's Day
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This will be held on Wednesday, December 26th at 9 PM eastern time on Discord.
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Great, I will definitely be there! Is this is on the main server or is it somewhere else?
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PavanV wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Great, I will definitely be there! Is this is on the main server or is it somewhere else?
It will be in the #packets channel on the main server.
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Reminder this is tomorrow.
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This will start in about 2 hours.
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Re: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM

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Itamar won. I've posted this packet and the previous two here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2258/
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