Hello everyone! The Lexington (MA) High School quizbowl team is excited to announce that Lexington's Inaugural Minuteman Invitational Tournament (LIMIT) will be available for mirrors in the 2015-2016 competition season, with the set being available for use from October 19, 2015 to May 21, 2016 (the weekend before HSNCT). The tournament is a collaboration between experienced players and writers of Hinsdale Central and Lexington, and Rohan Nag of Vanderbilt along with Jarret Greene of the University of Vermont will be overseeing set production.
Each tossup will be 5-6 lines long with 10 point Times New Roman font. Tossups will be powermarked, and bonus parts will not exceed 2 lines. LIMIT will be regular difficulty and the final set will contain 14 packets of 22 tossups and 21 bonuses. Tiebreakers will be drawn from any academic category, i.e. not trash. The questions themselves may not be modified by hosts, though we are certainly open to hosts using slightly different formats, such as bouncebacks. Any rule modifications must be cleared with us.
The set will cost $10 per non-house team to mirror. Checks can be made out to “Town of Lexington”. If you are interested in mirroring LIMIT, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. In the occurrence of multiple bids from the same region, we will select the host who has demonstrated a history of running tournaments with fair formats. We reserve the right to deny a mirror.
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World/Ancient/Common Link)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other, with a significant emphasis on math)
4/4 History (1.5/1.5 American, 1.5/1.5 European, 0.5/0.5 World, 0.5/0.5 Ancient)
3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Painting, 1/1 Concert Music, 1/1 Other (includes jazz, architecture, sculpture, and film)
.5/.5 Philosophy/Social Science
.5/.5 Current Events
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(GA)- November 14, 2015Lexington
(MA)- December 5, 2015 [main site]
New Kent High School (VA)- January 9, 2016
Hinsdale Central (IL)- date TBDRambowl @ Ramapo H.S.
(NJ)- February 6, 2016
Vanderbilt University (TN)- date TBD for spring ABC tournament