The Brookwood Scholar's Invitational Bowl is once again seeking mirrors for the 2015-2016 school year. As last year, the set will be written and edited by members of the Georgia Tech Academic Team, and by guest Yellow Jacket Brady Weiler. For use of these questions, we will charge $10 per team that attends your tournament.
We will be producing 14 packets of 21 tossups and 20 bonuses. The distribution will be identical to last year's, namely:
4/4 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 1/1 World Lit, Miscellaneous Common Links, or simply more from the other 3)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Other Science. Roughly half of the other science will be noncomputational mathematics, and the rest is split between astronomy, earth science, and computer science)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 1/1 World, 1/1 European, 1/1 More of the other three; Ancient History would go here)
3/3 Arts (1/1 Painting, 1/1 Compositional Music, 1/1 Other Arts)
2/2 RMP (1/1 Mythology, 0.5/0.5 Religion, 0.5/0.5 Philosophy)
1/1 Current Events, Politics, and Policy
1/1 Social Sciences and Miscellaneous Academic (with a strong emphasis on economics, political science, and psychology; there will be some PACE-style general knowledge questions to round out this distro, though probably not half-and-half)
0.5/0.5 Geography (focus on culturally-relevant clues)
0.5/0.5 Trash (popular culture and sports)
You can expect a pretty similar set to what we've put out in the past. The set will be done weeks ahead of the first mirror; question answerlines will not be overly difficult but the leadin material will be fresh; the science will involve a lot of words that are difficult to pronounce; there will be bad Kafka jokes. The last two BISBs on the archives should be a good reference. The set right now is about 25% written, so we should be on track to finish in early August like usual.
Tossups will be 5-6 lines in 10 TNR, and will be powermarked. The intended difficulty is the same as last year, or perhaps a slight smidgen easier. The set should be ready for mirroring by tournaments in mid-to-late September. Please contact me at adsilverman at bellsouth dot net if you're interested in mirroring, or post here.
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