BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

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BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby Thaumatibis gigantea » Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:42 pm

The Bergen County Academies Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce its first-ever housewritten packet for our tournament, the second Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament (BASQT). This set will be head-edited by senior Zachary Stier and written by members of the Bergen team at regular-season high school difficulty.

We would be looking for potential mirror sites for tournament dates beginning February 1st, 2016. To request the set for mirroring at a rate of $10 per team in attendance, please contact basqt2@gmail.com with your school name, location, planned date and estimated field. It is expected that mirror sites use standard tossup-bonus format. The PACE-NSC format to be used at the Hackensack site is not necessary.

In addition, we would be grateful for any test-readers with editing experience who could aid us in finalizing the set before then to ensure a great experience for all those involved.

The distribution will be as follows:

4/4 Literature
>1.5/1.5 US
>1.5/1.5 Non-US English-language
>1/1 World
4/4 History
>1/1 US
>1/1 Europe
>2/2 World and Non-Traditional [common link, etc.]
4/4 Science
>1/1 Biology
>1/1 Chemistry
>1/1 Physics
>1/1 Math/Computer Science/Other [no computation math]
3/3 Fine Arts
>1.5/1.5 Visual
>1.5/1.5 Audio
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology
1/1 Philosophy/Social Science
1/1 Geography/Current Events
1/1 Trash
(1/1 Tiebreaker, distributed among Literature/History/Science/Fine Arts)

There will be 14 packets, each containing 21 power-marked tossups and 21 bonuses (1 of each for tiebreaks).
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Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby Tornrak » Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:05 pm

The 1/1 World lit distribution includes Continental Europe as well?
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Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby Thaumatibis gigantea » Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:42 pm

Xochiquetzal wrote:The 1/1 World lit distribution includes Continental Europe as well?

Yes, "World" here means anything not originally written in English.
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Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby Thaumatibis gigantea » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:58 pm

12 of the 14 packets for BASQT have now been written and we are still accepting mirror requests. Here are the current sites (last updated January 4):

Mirror Sites:
Huskie Bowl at NIU, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL - January 31st
Halsville, MO - February 6
BASQT II, Bergen County Academies, Hackensack NJ - March 5th
Final Countdown Invitational, Miami Valley, Dayton OH - April 2
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Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby jonpin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 6:05 pm

The last scheduled mirror of this event is our tournament on March 5. If other groups would like to run our set this spring, please contact me or Rebecca in the next week; otherwise, we will post the set shortly after our tournament.
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Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby Thaumatibis gigantea » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:56 pm

Our final mirror will be this Saturday at Miami Valley School's tournament in Dayton. If you would still like to mirror this set, please contact me immediately. Otherwise BASQT will be posted publicly shortly after April 2.
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Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Postby Thaumatibis gigantea » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:41 pm

The final edition of our set is now available for download.

Thank you to Mr. Pinyan, Ben Zhang, and Alex Dzurick for their help in reviewing the set and to our mirror sites for sharing this set with some great teams.
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