ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

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ramblinwreck
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ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Spring 2021)

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The Georgia Tech and Columbia Quiz Bowl Teams cordially invite you to play IKEA (In-Depth Knowledge, Excellent Answerlines), a tournament for the 2020-2021 season. The target difficulty of this set will be roughly that of 2013 DRAGOON and 2016 Terrapin - somewhat harder than EFT of recent vintage, while meaningfully easier than 2018-20 Regionals. This set will be head edited by Will Alston and subject editors include:

Will Alston: Head Editor; Auditory Arts, Social Science, Philosophy, Modern World/OAC
Julia Tong: Literature
Hari Parameswaran: History, Visual Arts, Geography
Billy Busse: Science
Gerhardt Hinkle: Beliefs

The set will contain 14 packets of 20 powermarked tossups and 20 bonuses.

The distribution for this set will be as follows:

4/4 Literature - Divided on a set-wide basis as follows:
18/18 Long Fiction - 2 or 3 questions per packet
14/14 Poetry (Including Epic) - 2 questions per packet
10/10 Drama 1 or 2 questions per packet
7/7 Short Fiction - 1 question per packet
7/7 Non-Fiction and Miscellaneous - 1 question per packet

4/4 History - Divided on a per-packet basis:
1/1 US
1/1 Europe
1/1 Post 500 CE World
0.5/0.5 Ancient and Archaeology
0.5/0.5 Commonwealth, Historiography, and Misc.

4/4 Science - Divided on a per-packet basis:
1/1 Biology
1/1 Chemistry, Astronomy, and Earth Science (about ⅔ chemistry)
1/1 Physics, P-Chem, and Astrophysics
0.5/0.5 Pure Math and Computer Science
0.5/0.5 Applied Science, Engineering, and Data Science

3/3 Arts - Divided on a per-packet basis:
1/1 Painting and Sculpture
1/1 Classical and Opera
1/1 Other Arts

2/2 Beliefs - “Religion” and “Myth” as categories have been scrapped and re-sorted:
1/1 Texts, Stories, and Scripture
1/1 Practice

3/3 Other - Divided on a set-wide basis:
14/14 Social Science - 2 per packet
10/10 Philosophy - 1 or 2 per packet
10/10 Modern World/CE and Other Academic - 1 or 2 per packet
8/8 Geography - 1 or 2 per packet

The mirror fee for this tournament will be $45 per team. House teams also merit mirror fees.


We are looking for mirrors in the following regions:

New England:
Northeast: Columbia (date TBD)
Mid-Atlantic:
Southeast: Georgia Tech (date TBD)
Florida:
Texas:
NorCal:
SoCal:
Canada:
UK:
Upper Midwest:
Central:
Mountain:

Please contact me at [email protected] if you are interested in mirroring this tournament.
Tejas Santanam
The Early College at Guilford '18
Georgia Tech '22
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ramblinwreck wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:01 pm
invite you to play IKEA
Will the questions be packetized already, or will hosts have to assemble them?
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Since you're explicitly putting physical chemistry in with physics, will biochemistry/"bio-y" chemistry be placed in the biology distribution (ie where it isn't crowding out "core chemistry" in the reduced chemistry distribution)?
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a named reaction wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Since you're explicitly putting physical chemistry in with physics, will biochemistry/"bio-y" chemistry be placed in the biology distribution (ie where it isn't crowding out "core chemistry" in the reduced chemistry distribution)?
It will be put in chemistry.
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In a similar vein, how does this set distinguish astronomy and astrophysics? Seems a bit arbitrary as currently set up (not that the way people have historically chosen if something in the vein of a "physical chem topic" goes in chem or phys isn't, but if the set's explicitly labeling them as such)
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Re: the concerns about the science distribution, the issue here is it's not really a per-packet distribution, it's a per-tournament distribution. Basically, there will be somewhat less than 1/1 chemistry and 1/1 physics, in order to make room for applied science topics. Don't get too concerned about the details about the borders--the answer to your questions about "what's the line between X and Y" is "The editors will make decisions somewhat arbitrarily (because, indeed, the *entire concept* of a "category" is arbitrary) in order to ensure that the tournament asks about a variety of content from various scientific disciplines."
a named reaction wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:45 pm
Since you're explicitly putting physical chemistry in with physics, will biochemistry/"bio-y" chemistry be placed in the biology distribution (ie where it isn't crowding out "core chemistry" in the reduced chemistry distribution)?
No, Biology will remain at 1/1, reflecting both how people engage with the subject in real life, (just look at some of the recent "Chemistry" Nobels) and the size of its quizbowl canon (certainly larger than both chemistry and physics).
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Given the reduced physics distribution, will physics questions that are more commonly encountered in engineering clases, e.g. fluid dynamics amd continuum mechanics, still be placed in the physics distribution?
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This tournament is progressing remarkably quickly and is about 30% written so far (though not necessarily edited that much). We plan to complete most of it in the summer and may be hosting a playtest tournament well in advance of our planned mirror date. Stay tuned!
Will Alston
Bethesda Chevy Chase HS '12, Dartmouth '16, Columbia Business School '21
NAQT Writer and Subject Editor

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