Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/30/21)

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Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/30/21)

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I am pleased to announce that UT Austin will be hosting the South Central Mirror of Penn Bowl 2021 (Penn Bowl XXIX) on Saturday, October 30th, 2021.

The tournament will take place at Burdine Hall. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 and gameplay will begin at 9:00. I, William Golden, will be the tournament director.

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 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.

Registration:

To register, please email [email protected] with 1) your school name and number of teams, 2) the number of buzzers and staffers you will be bringing, and 3) whether you traveled more than 200 miles one-way.

Fees:

We will use the following fee structure:
Base fee: $120 per team
Buzzers: -$5 per functional system
Staffers: -$15 per staffer with functional laptop
Travel discount: -$10 (more than 200 miles one way according to Google Maps)

Current Field:
UT Austin (3 teams)
UT Dallas (1 team)

Please direct any questions to me at [email protected]. We hope to see you there!
William Golden
James E. Taylor High School '19
University of Texas at Austin '23
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Re: Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/30/21)

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This tournament happened, with Texas A going 9-0 to win. A special thanks goes to Henry Castillo and Taylor Harvey for volunteering their time to staff, and Abdullah Akbar for driving from Dallas to make this tournament happen. Here is a link to the stats.
William Golden
James E. Taylor High School '19
University of Texas at Austin '23
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