The following is an announcement and call for interest for The Illinois Open 2004: The Philosophy of Spite, which will take place at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign on November 13, 2004. Once again, I am in charge of this tournament. Anyone interested in attending this latest in a series of fine events should e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
at his or her earliest convenience.
As it always has, The Illinois Open 2004 will be an ACF style, packet submission, open eligibility tournament. This yearâ€™s target difficulty is, once again, somewhere close to that of ACF Regionals. In particular, I would like to make this tournament somewhat, though not greatly, less difficult than it was last year. An acceptable packet is required of each participating team without exception, unless granted a dispensation by me. Anyone wishing to apply for a dispensation, for whatever reason, must request one of me by e- mail at email@example.com
before the packet due date, which date is October 16, 2004. No set of circumstances gives an ironclad guarantee of a dispensation so, if you intend to request one, I urge you to contact me at once.
Distribution and Packet Guidelines:
3/3 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
3/3 Fine Arts
2/2 Social Science
1/1 Your Choice (trash, current events, anything above, or anything else. I.e. your choice)
Beyond that, please follow these three simple guidelines:
(I) Please write questions with unambiguous, well-defined answers and without "filler," i.e. sequences of information or non-information that do not directly imply a single answer or set of equivalent, explicitly acceptable answers.
(II) Please vary your questions in each discipline over sub discipline, time period, and region where applicable.
(III) Please write questions of reasonable length. Tossups of more than eight lines or less than three are unacceptable; bonus parts of more than four lines are unacceptable; bonuses requiring six prompts under any circumstances (e.g. 10-5; 15-10-5) are unacceptable, and bonuses requiring five prompts should be used very sparingly, if at all.
It is my fondest hope that guidelines more specific than these are not required, as they were not last year. As always, if you find these requirements too vague to operate upon or do not understand them, please do not hesitate to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I reserve the right to reject as unacceptable any and all packets that I feel blatantly disregard these guidelines.
I prefer to receive packets as Microsoft Word files containing text as 10 points Times New Roman and attached to e-mail to email@example.com
. https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/msorice/www/i ... xample.doc
is an exemplar of the formatting Iâ€™m looking for (if, most certainly, not the content.) The rules followed therein are as follows:
1. The first two lines ought to be the tournament title (â€œThe Illinois Open 2004: The Philosophy of Spiteâ€