We will be hosting the tournament in Blegen Hall on the West Bank of UMN. The tournament will begin at 9:00 AM, and teams should arrive by 8:30 AM to 440 Blegen for check-in. Here's our fee structure:I’m pleased to announce Missouri Open 2015, a regular difficulty college tournament planned for the fall of 2015. Questions will be written and edited by Will Alston, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, and Shan Kothari, with additional writing contributions from Rohith Nagari and Ewan Macaulay. We are aiming for mirrors of this tournament to be run throughout October and November 2015.
This tournament’s distribution and questions are inspired by those of National Academic Quiz Tournaments, but they will not use the exact distribution or format that NAQT uses. Packets will consist of 24 tossups and 24 bonuses according to the distribution we have outlined and will be played in their entirety. To ensure that games do not take too long, and to stick with the NAQT-inspired theme, tossups will be capped at five lines in length (before power-marks and guides) and bonus parts will be capped at two lines apiece.
The distribution is as follows:
4/4 Literature (1/1 US, 1/1 British, 1/1 Euro, 1/1 World and Other)
4/4 History (1/1 US, 1/1 Continental Euro, 1/1 World, 1/1 British, Classics, and Other)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other Science)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Audio (including jazz) , 1/1 Other)
2/2 “Beliefs” (1/1 Religion, 1/1 Myth)
2/2 “Thought” (1/1 Social Science, 1/1 Philosophy)
1/1 Modern Politics/Institutions
1/1 Mixed and Other (an anything-goes category ala NAQT inspirations)
1/1 Additional Big Three + Other Arts
A separate packet of tiebreakers will be provided. In the event of a tie, a single question should be read from this packet in order to break the tie.
As the tournament’s name suggests, this tournament will be open-eligibility as previously discussed. We strongly encourage participation by veterans and strong high school players in this tournament.
Base fee: $120, or $100 for teams from the same school
Buzzer discount: $5 per functioning buzzer
Staffer discount: $20 per competent staffer
Distance discount: $10 for >100 miles away
Minimum of $65, $45 for teams from the same school
Database entry: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3304/
Rob / Carsten / others