Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

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Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 1:04 am

Hunter College High School is proud to present the tenth iteration of our annual Prison Bowl invitational tournament. This tournament will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017, and will use the house-written Prison Bowl X set. Our school, Hunter College High School, is located at 71 E 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. For questions and/or concerns, email tournament director Luke Tierney at luke1865@gmail.com. The vice tournament director is Chloe Levine.

Registration

To register for this tournament, please fill out this form .https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform. We will try to email you back with a confirmation and an invoice as soon as possible. At least initially, the field will be limited to four teams per school, to try to allow the maximum number of interested schools to compete. For now, the field is capped at 36 teams.

Fee Structure

$70 for the first team from a school
$60 for each subsequent team
-$5 for every working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator
Minimum fee for schools bringing n teams = $50 x n

Further discounts (such as for travel) can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the tournament director.

We prefer payment through a check made out to HCHS Quiz Bowl on the day of the tournament. If this is absolutely impossible, we will also accept cash.

Note: If you have to drop a team less than 3 days before the tournament, you will be still be responsible for paying your registration fees, because last minute cancellations not only are inconvenient for organizers but also create the possibility that other schools may not get the chance to play the full number of rounds for which they paid. Additionally, if you sign up to bring a buzzer system and drop that less than 3 days before the tournament, or forget it on the day of, your fee will not include a deduction for buzzers and will additionally be increased by $10.

Question Set

Prison Bowl X is a set with slightly harder than regular difficulty written by the Hunter College High School team and a few freelance writers. The head editor for this set is Luke Tierney and the vice head editor is Chloe Levine. The sectional editors are Mr. Christopher Chilton, Joshua Kwan, Ben Zhang, Chloe Levine, Gilad Avrahami, Abishrant Panday, Daniel Ma, and Sam Brochin. The distribution, which does not include computational math, is as follows:

4/4 History
4/4 Literature
4/4 Science
3/3 Fine Arts (1.5/1.5 Visual Arts, 1.5/1.5 Music)
2.5/2.5 RMP (.8/.8 Religion, 1/1 Mythology, .8/.8 Philosophy)
.8/.8 Social Science
.6/.6 Geography
.5/.5 Current Events
.6/.6 Popular Culture

Past Prison Bowls can be found at quizbowlpackets.com.

Tournament Format

Tournament games will follow standard ACF rules of untimed rounds consisting of 20 tossups and 20 three-part, 30 point bonuses (without bouncebacks). Ties will be broken by tiebreaker tossups. For the first time in Prison Bowl history, the set will be marked with 15 point powers, and there will also be -5 negs before the end of the tossup (but no double negs).

The tournament itself will consist of bracketed round-robin prelims and rebracketed round-robin playoffs, the details of which will be decided and announced after the field is determined. Teams should expect to play between 9 and 13 rounds depending on the field size and the to-be-determined playoff structure. There will be trophies for top teams, as well as book prizes for top scorers.

Registration will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m., and the first round will begin at approximately 9:00 a.m. The tournament will end between 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; the end time will be more precisely announced after the field and structure of the tournament have been determined.

Transportation

Hunter College High School is located at 71 E 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. From the exterior, it looks like a gigantic brick castle, so it's fairly hard to miss. The closest subway stops are the 96th Street stations on the 6 and Q lines, which are at Lexington Avenue and 2nd Avenue, respectively. Our school is also accessible via the M1-4 buses on and the crosstown M96 bus. There is a bus drop-off area in front of the school on the west side of Park Avenue between 94th and 95th Streets. Cars can park at Majestic Car Park on 94th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. In case the curb around the school or Majestic Car Park are overcrowded, there is additional parking at the following locations:

Galley Garage Corporation (94th and Madison)
Icon Parking Systems (94th and 3rd)
Icon Parking Systems (95th between 2nd and 3rd)
Garage Management Company (94th between 2nd and 3rd)

Please note that car parks may or may not be able to accommodate buses, large vans, etc. Please contact specific car parks with any questions.

Food

Juice, coffee, and bagels will be provided during registration. The lunch will be approximately one hour, during which time schools are free to explore the many local eateries. Please contact the tournament director if any of your players have food allergies which should warrant concerns.

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)

Field Update as of 3/22 (field closed):
Mather 2/0/0
East Brunswick 3/1/0
Lehigh 1/1/1
North Babylon 1/0/0
Quiz Bowl But Every Time We Neg It Gets Faster 1/0/0
Stuyvesant 2/2/0
Valley Stream South 3/4/0
Jet Fuel 1/3/0
St. Joe's 2/0/0
Gotham 1/0/1
Kellenberg 2/4/1
West Egg 2/0/0
Mountain Lakes 2/0/1
Bronx Science 2/0/0
Hunna A 1/0/0
Chi Pa Town 1/0/0
House 1/1/0
Total: 28/15/4
Last edited by luke1865 on Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:25 am, edited 4 times in total.
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby Edward Powers » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:00 am

Luke,

I sent in a registration with all the requested specifics. I trust you received it,
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:52 pm

Field Update as of 2/28/17:
"Mather" 3/0/0
East Brunswick 2/3/0
Lehigh Valley Academy 2/1/1
North Babylon 1/3/0
"Quiz Bowl But Everytime We Neg It Gets Faster" 1/0/0
Stuyvesant 2/2/0
Valley Stream South 2/4/0
"Jet Fuel" 1/3/1
St. Joe's 2/0/0
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:52 pm

We have just been PACE Platinum Certified! This means that the top 25% of teams will qualify for NSC Nationals in Chicago!
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:24 pm

Field Update as of 3/5
"Mather" 3/0/0
East Brunswick 2/3/0
Lehigh Valley Academy 2/1/1
North Babylon 1/3/0
"Quiz Bowl But Everytime We Neg It Gets Faster" 1/0/0
Stuyvesant 2/2/0
Valley Stream South 3/4/0
"Jet Fuel" 1/3/1
St. Joe's 2/0/0
Island Trees 2/1/1
Gotham 1/0/1
Kellenberg 2/4/1
West Egg 2/0/0
Bridgewater-Raritan 1/0/0
Total: 22/21/5
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:30 pm

Field updated as of 3/12

Darien 3/0/0
East Brunswick 2/3/0
Lehigh Valley Academy 2/1/1
North Babylon 1/3/0
"Quiz Bowl But Everytime We Neg It Gets Faster" 1/0/0
Stuyvesant 2/2/0
Valley Stream South 3/4/0
"Jet Fuel" 1/3/0
St. Joe's 2/0/0
Island Trees 2/1/1
Gotham 1/0/1
Kellenberg 2/4/1
West Egg 2/0/0
Bridgewater-Raritan 1/0/0
Mountain Lakes 3/0/1
Total: 28/21/5
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:24 am

The field is now closed. This is the final field update.

Field (capped):
Mather 2/0/0
East Brunswick 3/1/0
Lehigh 1/1/1
North Babylon 1/0/0
Quiz Bowl But Every Time We Neg It Gets Faster 1/0/0
Stuyvesant 2/2/0
Valley Stream South 3/4/0
Jet Fuel 1/3/0
St. Joe's 2/0/0
Gotham 1/0/1
Kellenberg 2/4/1
West Egg 2/0/0
Mountain Lakes 2/0/1
Bronx Science 2/0/0
Hunna A 1/0/0
Chi Pa Town 1/0/0
House 1/1/0
Total: 28/15/4
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby Edward Powers » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:18 pm

Who won? Are stats available?
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby Antrobus63 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:07 pm

I believe that High Tech defeated "QB" in the final.
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:30 am

Stats will be up by Friday. The reason for the delay is a mix of the fact that I've been out of school with illness for a few days, and an issue in locating the computer on which the original stats were kept. Regardless, they will be up tomorrow. We apologize for the delay and thank you for understanding.
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby AGoodMan » Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:08 pm

Are these stats going to be posted soon?
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:14 pm

I sincerely apologize for the significant delay in posting the Prison Bowl X statistics. Due to unforeseen circumstances, a computer shutdown which resulted in the loss of data, and an incredibly busy month, I have not yet had the time to complete them. However, they will be posted as soon as possible. I urge everyone not to reject Prison Bowl as a whole due to this delay; as I said above, extraordinary circumstances caused the problem, not the shortcomings of anyone associated with Hunter or this tournament, myself included. Of course I take full responsibility as tournament director.
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Sun May 14, 2017 3:56 am

Stats are out! Unfortunately, we were not able to find the scoresheet for the final (our attempts to find it account for some of the delay). Sorry for any inconvenience. For any corrections, please email us.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ome_games/
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby luke1865 » Sun May 14, 2017 9:18 am

That previous link doesn't work. This is the correct link.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby armitage » Sun May 14, 2017 3:10 pm

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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby Banana Stand » Sun May 14, 2017 6:03 pm

armitage wrote:This is in abysmally bad taste
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby nsheidlower1 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:19 pm

Does anyone involved with Prison Bowl know when packets will be posted on quizbowlpackets.com?

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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby notchole » Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:02 pm

Prison Bowl X packets will be available on the Quiz Bowl Packet Archive after our set is used for a final event at the end of the summer. Until then, please continue to refrain from discussing question content online, and you can email me at chloe.e.w.levine@gmail.com with any specific and pertinent questions.
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Re: Prison Bowl 3/25 NYC

Postby notchole » Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:26 pm

2017 Prison Bowl (Prison Bowl X) has been released on the Quiz Bowl Packet Archive. Enjoy!
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