Centennial High School, in Roswell, GA, is pleased to announce the first incarnation of ATTACK (Academic Team Tournament Authored by Centennial Knights), on January 14, 2012. That’s MLK weekend, which hopefully won’t limit our turnout.
We will use two divisions, one for regular varsity and one for teams that have already or will likely qualify for nationals. Decisions about which division a team belongs in will be made as the tournament deadline approaches. We will use some form of non-elimination—most likely, round robin and re-bracketing. All teams will be guaranteed 7 games.
Base of $65 per team. Possible discounts: -$5/workable buzzer system (limit 1), -$10 to out of state teams, -$5 on the base fee for each additional team entered (the second team only costs $60, third is 55, and so on). Schools will be limited to three teams unless otherwise noted.
It’s a house-write that I’m writing. A smidgen of assistance will be given from past alumni and current students. The tossups are pyramidal and 5-6 lines in 10 TNR font. They are power-marked, with the intention that powers constitute very deep knowledge. These are not easy powers. Similarly, the “hard” parts of bonuses are written to challenge the top teams nationally. These are not easy 30s, either. At the same time, we are striving for very answerable tossups and easy parts on the bonus, even for teams that aren't competitive on a national level. Given early play-testing, I can confidently say that this set is "regular difficulty"—comparable to the 2011 Yale BHSAT.
We will also be seeking out-of-state mirrors for this tournament during second semester.
4/4 Literature (at least 1/1 US, 1/1 World, 1/1 European)
4/4 History (1/1 US, 1/1 World, 2/2 European)
4/4 Science (1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Earth Science/Astronomy/Miscellaneous)
1/1 Non-Computational Math and Computer Science
2/2 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual, 1/1 Music)
2/2 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
The set is done, other than the trash, which is being written by my teammates. It will be continually revised, playtested, and polished before the tournament.
If you would like to attend the tournament, or if you have any questions for me, please contact me at adsilverman AT bellsouth DOT net. Thanks, we look forward to seeing you in January!
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on Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Centennial High School '12
President, GT Academic Team