Penn Bowl 2020

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Justice William Brennan
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Penn Bowl 2020

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I am pleased to announce Penn Bowl 2020 (Penn Bowl XXIX) for the Spring semester of 2021. We plan to run this tournament at the main site on February 20th.

The team of editors consists of Taylor Harvey (Am. Lit + film in Other Arts), Margaret Tebbe (Brit. + Euro Lit), Jordan Brownstein (World Lit + Phil.), Emmett Laurie (Am. + World Hist.), Tracy Mirkin (Euro + Other Hist.), Jonathen Settle (Physics), Paul Lee (Chem.), Shan Kothari (Bio. + Other Sci.), Michael Yue (Music + auditory Other Arts), Aseem Keyal (Painting + visual Other Arts), NourEddine Hijazi (Belief), Harris Bunker (SS), and Nitin Rao (CE/Geo/Trash/Misc.). Nitin Rao will head-edit. There will be 15 packets of power-marked questions not longer than 7.25 lines (including bolding for power). The target difficulty is roughly the same as past Penn Bowls, though we have introduced a difficulty-marking system this cycle to to improve consistency in meeting that difficulty.

The distribution we are using is as follows:
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 Other, 1/1 World)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other)
3/3 Arts (1/1 Music, 1/1 Painting, 1/1 Other)
2/2 Belief (encompassing religion and myth)
1/1 Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Geography, CE, Trash, and Miscellaneous

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. Mirrors of this tournament should aim to run on either February 20th or February 27th.

Please contact [email protected] if you're interested in hosting a mirror or have any other inquiries.
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In light of the University of Pennsylvania's recent announcement regarding Fall 2020 semester social distancing guidelines, we are postponing Penn Bowl. We tentatively aim to host the main site on Penn's campus on February 20, 2021.
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Does this mean that all of the mirrors are delayed as well, or just the main site?
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Zealots of Stockholm wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 pm Does this mean that all of the mirrors are delayed as well, or just the main site?
All of the mirrors as well, though no mirrors actually exist as of yet because of the COVID uncertainty.
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Justice William Brennan wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Zealots of Stockholm wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 pm Does this mean that all of the mirrors are delayed as well, or just the main site?
All of the mirrors as well, though no mirrors actually exist as of yet because of the COVID uncertainty.
Would you be willing to allow regional online mirrors in the fall if there is interest?
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Carlos Be wrote: Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:31 pm
Justice William Brennan wrote: Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Zealots of Stockholm wrote: Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 pm Does this mean that all of the mirrors are delayed as well, or just the main site?
All of the mirrors as well, though no mirrors actually exist as of yet because of the COVID uncertainty.
Would you be willing to allow regional online mirrors in the fall if there is interest?
We prefer all mirrors to be hosted within 1-1.5 months of the main site, so all mirrors will be in the spring. We are open to the possibility of regional online mirrors in the spring.
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