Prison Bowl VIII is available for spring mirrors!

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Prison Bowl VIII is available for spring mirrors!

Postby atai » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:39 pm

Prison Bowl VIII is seeking spring hosts! The main site will be held at at Hunter College High School in Manhattan on March 28, 2015. The set will be available for mirrors starting on Monday, March 30, 2015 then up to Sunday, May 24, 2015, after which it will be released to the quizbowlpackets.com archive.

Set Details:
The set will be written and edited by the Hunter team. It will consist of 10 13 packets, and a packet of 10 emergency tossup/bonus pairs, all of which will be of the same difficulty. Each packet contains 20 pyramidal tossups and 20 three-part bonuses, plus an extra tossup and bonus for tiebreakers. Tossups are not power-marked and are worth 10 points from top to bottom. Each tossup will be 5-6 lines long and each bonus part no more than 2 lines long in 10 point Times New Roman font. As usual, the set is regular high school difficulty.

Previous Prison Bowls are all up on the quizbowlpackets.com website.

Distribution:
Hosts should note that we’ve slightly changed the distribution from last year’s set. The new distro is:

4/4 Literature
> 1/1 American
> 1/1 British
> 1/1 European and Russian
> 1/1 World and Ancient/Classical
4/4 History
> 1.3/1.3 American
> 1.3/1.3 European
> 1.3/1.3 World
4/4 Science
> 1/1 Biology
> 1/1 Chemistry
> 1/1 Physics
> 0.5/0.5 Mathematics (entirely non-computational)
> 0.5/0.5 Astronomy/Cosmology and Earth Sciences
3/3 Fine Arts
> 1/1 Painting and Sculpture
> 0.5/0.5 Other Visual (including Architecture, Photography, Film, Dance, Performance, Decorative, Design)
> 1/1 Classical Music
> 0.5/0.5 Other Auditory (including Opera, Jazz, Musicals, World Music)
2.5/2.5 RMP
> 0.6/0.6 Religion
> 1/1 Mythology
> 0.6/0.6 Philosophy
.8/.8 Social Science
0.6/0.6 Geography
0.6/0.6 Current Events
0.8/0.8 Trash and Pop Culture
1/1 Tiebreaker (Literature, History, Science, or Fine Arts)

Mirror Fees:
We’ve decided to keep the mirror fee the same as last year’s: $10 per attending team. All we ask is that hosts not alter question content in any way. We’re interested in establishing mirrors all over the place (your place too!), so contact us with hosting offers and questions at hchsqb@gmail.com!

Timetable:
The set will be available on March 30, the Monday after the actual Prison Bowl. Please tell me when you'll be scheduling your mirror, so that I can send the set 1-2 weeks in advance.

Interested Mirror-ers:
-Alpharetta HS (Alpharetta, Georgia)
-Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, Virginia): April 11, 2015
-Collins Hill HS (Gwinnett County, Georgia): April 18, 2015
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Re: Prison Bowl VIII is available for spring mirrors!

Postby atai » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:03 am

UPDATE: This set now features 13 packets! I hope that the potential for larger fields will encourage more mirrors.
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Re: Prison Bowl VIII is available for spring mirrors!

Postby atai » Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:21 am

UPDATE: The set has been certified "satisfactory" by PACE.
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Re: Prison Bowl VIII is available for spring mirrors!

Postby Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli » Sat May 23, 2015 9:37 am

Have all this set's mirrors been finished? Will it be posted to the database?
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Re: Prison Bowl VIII is available for spring mirrors!

Postby atai » Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:20 pm

Xochiquetzal wrote:Have all this set's mirrors been finished? Will it be posted to the database?


Eric, I just submitted the set to the database, and it is now awaiting moderator approval. We couldn't clear it sooner, because it was also being used for some private in-school activities.
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