Remember the Women Side Event

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Remember the Women Side Event

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The Girls’ Quizbowl Server is happy to introduce the Remember the Women side event!

Set Details:
This is a nats-level side event focusing on the accomplishments and stories of women throughout history to hopefully diversify the canon a little bit. As of right now, the event consists of 5 packets of 20 tossups and bonuses each, though this might expand in the future to 7 packets. Tossups are powermarked and roughly 6-7 lines long at TNR 10.

Writing and Editing:
This set is being entirely produced by the Girls’ Quiz Bowl server. The editors are the admins of the server: Ananya Tadigadapa (State College) and Elsa Kinnear (NKA Homeschool Collective), and the writers are: Giifti Benti (Carbondale), Angel, Elizabeth Grace (Raffles), Celia Johnson (Georgetown Day School), Ella Leeds (Hunter), Amanda Li (Hunter), Nikita Nair (Coppell), Kritika Ravichander (Southside), Roxanne Tang (OSU), Alison Yau (Chattahoochee), Jennifer Zhou (Chattahoochee).

Distribution:
This set will mostly follow a standard distribution, however clues and answerlines will be centered around women.
3/3 Science - .8/.8 each Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Other
4/4 History - 1/1 each American, European, 2/2 World
4/4 Literature - 1/1 each American, European, 2/2 World
3/3 Fine Arts - 1/1 each Auditory, Visual, Other
2/2 RMPSS - .4/.4 each Religion, Mythology, Social Science, and Philosophy
3/3 Trash - 1/1 each Current Events, 2/2 Other
1/1 Writer’s Choice

Notes: For science tossups, the content will either focus on either female scientists or their discoveries, rather than concept-based questions, which is why the distribution was shortened. There will be no computational math. Writer’s choice tossups will be balanced over the categories, and current events tossups will have a range of January 2020 to the present.

Please message onion#2243 on Discord or email [email protected] with questions about the set.

Tournament:
We will be using Remember the Women for an online Discord tournament. Teams will consist of 2 players. The price for one duo is $16 (or $8 per player). Any money made from the tournament that isn’t going to pay staff will be donated to CAMFED. This tournament is open to any middle, high school, and college student, and teams don’t need to be made of players from the same school.

This was intended as an HSNCT side event, so we will be holding it around that time. Potential dates include May 8, May 9, May 15, May 16, May 22, May 23, and May 31. Please fill out this google form if you are interested in playing. If we have enough interest, by March 30th, we will announce the official date that it is being held on, based on the replies.

Thank you for your interest and we’re looking forward to seeing you play Remember the Women!

Ananya
Ananya Tadigadapa
State College, '21
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Re: Remember the Women Side Event

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Hello,

GQS is happy to announce that Remember the Women will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 1 PM EST, and I will be TD. If you are interested in playing, please sign up on this spreadsheet. Our current field cap is 16 teams, though this will expand if we get more staff. If you are interested in staffing instead of playing, please DM/email me at @onion#2243 or [email protected].

Hope to see you there!
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Ananya Tadigadapa
State College, '21
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