Penn Bowl @ Pitt [ONLINE, semi-open] (October 23, 2021)

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Penn Bowl @ Pitt [ONLINE, semi-open] (October 23, 2021)

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Pitt Quizbowl is excited to announce that we will be hosting the Great Lakes/Online mirror of Penn Bowl on October 23, 2021! Registration can be found here: https://forms.gle/FNyaLPeeN96Z7fyt9.

Location

This tournament will be held online via Discord. Because of this, collegiate teams from a region not containing an in-person Penn Bowl mirror are welcome to register for this tournament

Questions

This tournament will be written by a team of writers from Penn. 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 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.

Fees

Base fee: $100/team
Moderator Discount: -$10
Shorthanded (1-2 players) Discount: $-40


Please note that payment is due on the morning of the tournament. We can accept cash, check, or Venmo. Any team that does not pay by the morning of the tournament will be subject to a $25 late fee. If paying in check, please make sure they are made out to "Pitt Quizbowl". If you require an invoice, feel free to contact me at [email protected].

Hope to see you all soon!
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Re: Penn Bowl @ Pitt (October 23, 2021)

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Due to unforeseen challenges, this tournament will be held online via Discord. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause teams who wanted to play this tournament in-person. We have lowered the base fee to account for this
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Re: Penn Bowl @ Pitt [ONLINE, semi-open] (October 23, 2021)

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Will there be an update on the field for this tournament posted soon?
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Re: Penn Bowl @ Pitt [ONLINE, semi-open] (October 23, 2021)

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Current Field
University of Kentucky
Case Western
UC Berkeley
Penn State
Stanford
Kenyon College
Ohio State (2)
University of Washington
Cornell
Michigan State
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Re: Penn Bowl @ Pitt [ONLINE, semi-open] (October 23, 2021)

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Congratulations to Ohio State A for winning this tournament with a perfect 10-0 record! Stanford took 2nd place at 9-1 and Penn State finished in 3rd at 7-3. Full stats can be found here

Thanks to all teams that attended!
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President, Pitt Quiz Bowl
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