As a result of people's responses to date preference for this event, I've decided to hold it on July 21.
I've accepted head editorship of Chicago Open this year. This event will be co-edited and written by Mike Bentley and Ted Gioia, with SteveJon Guth on science and Aaron Rosenberg on classical music.
Here's the distribution for submitted packets:
5/5 history (at least 1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 world, vary by time and place)
5/5 Literature (at least 1/1 American, 1/1 European, 1/1 world, vary genres etc.)
5/5 Science (at least 1/1 bio, 1/1 chem, 1/1 physics, 1/1 other sciences)
3/3 RMP (at least 1/1 myth and 1/1 philosophy, no rigid 1/1 requirement for religion necessarily - or feel free to construe religion loosely)
3/3 Fine Arts (at least 1/1 art and 1/1 classical music)
2/2 Social Science (no more than 1/1 of any cateogry of soc sci)
2/2 Geography or Trash or "Your Choice" (no more than 1/1 of any of those things, "your choice" meaning any academic topic of course)
Length: Basically, every submitted tossup should at least make it to the sixth line (10 point, TNR, 1 inch margins) and should not exceed the eighth line.
Difficulty: I'd be shooting for about the same difficulty as last year's CO. But, just as I always say - I don't care if your ideal difficulty is higher or lower than mine, within reason, so long as you try to be consistent within each packet and write on things within the realm of importance and gettability.
Fees: Send packet 60 days before tournament - reduced fee of $60 (See Bentley's post below for the exact dates)
Send packet 35 days before tournament - normal fee of $120
Send packet 17 days before tournament - raised fee of $160
Send packet after that - $180
I'll give standard discounts for buzzers and moderators, and two discounts of $50 and $25 for the first and second best packets I receive (in my opinion - taking into consideration the experience and skills of the writers, but not penalizing for experience, etc.)
My email: CryoBristow@aol.com
Email me there to register for the tourney, for questions about the tourney, or if you want to moderate or bring buzzers etc. to the tourney.
CURRENT SIDE EVENT SCHEDULE:
History Doubles (currently set for Sunday morning)
Will Nediger's lit event (currently set after history doubles)
See Spreadsheet (add yourself if you haven't yet) - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... FMUE#gid=0
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