DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

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DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

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The University of Maryland will be hosting DEES, the Demonstratively Excellent Educational Saturnalia on November 22. I'll be directing the tournament. You can see the original thread at:

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16257&p=289448&hilit=DEES#p289448

Submission
This is a packet-sub tournament. All teams that have any players who participated in a college quizbowl tournament before September 1st, 2013 are required to submit a packet. The guidelines are as follows:

Distribution
*5/5 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European after 500 CE, .5/.5 World, 1.5/1.5 Anything. Please be sure to represent poetry, drama, and fiction and incorporate different time periods and nations)
*5/5 History (1/1 American, 1/1 World History, 3/3 European/Canadian/Australian, with 1 question on classical history, 1 on British history, and 3 on continental Europe included)
*5/5 Science (1/1 Bio, 1/1 Physics, 1/1 Chemistry [only 1 organic chemistry question], 1/1 Math and optional Computer Science [i.e. you can either write 1/1 math or 1 math and one CS), 1/1 Astronomy and Earth Science)
*3/3 Fine Arts (1/1 Painting, 1/1 Music, 1/1 Other, with both visual and auditory arts represented)
*3/3 RMP (1/1 Myth [1 Greco-Roman, 1 other], 1/1 Religion [1 Judeo-Christian, 1 other], 1/1 Philosophy [please vary time periods])
*1/1 Social Science (to copy the ACF guidelines – “Possible topics for this category include economics, psychology, sociology, linguistics, anthropology, political science, social criticism, and law. The two questions should not come from the same field of study. Questions on Supreme Court cases go under history; other law questions may go here.)
*The remaining 2/2 will comprise of a single question from each of the following categories: Popular Culture, Current Events, Geography, and “Your Choice.” I want your choice to be a wild place for you to write questions about something that doesn’t neatly fit in another category but which is interesting.

Schedule:

Sept. 6th = $90 discount
Sept. 20th = $40 discount
Sept. 27th = $20 discount
Oct 11th = $0 Penalty
Oct. 18th = $20 Penalty
Oct. 25th = $40 Penalty
Nov. 1st = $60 Penalty
After November 1st, but by November 10th, there will be a $100 penalty. You'll have to talk to Charlie if you want to turn in a packet after that.

The final set will have a hard cap of 6 lines in Times New Roman 10-point font. Send your packet to Charlie Dees at [email protected].

Fees and Payment
$120 base fee
$20 (capable) moderator discount
$10 buzzer discount
$10 travel discount per 100 miles

Please bring payment on the day of the tournament in the form of cash or a check made out to the Maryland Academic Quiz Team. If we deem that your moderator is not capable or your buzzers are not working, you will not receive a discount.

Eligability
This tournament is open to any team whose players attend the same school, whether it be college or high school. High school teams are subject to the same packet writing rules.

Logistics
The tournament will be at Jimenez Hall at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lot 1 is probably the best free parking option on campus. We're going to start at 9, which means that teams should all be here by 8:30.

To register for this tournament, please post here and email me at bmcpeak (at) umd (dot) edu.

Field
Penn: 3 teams
Maryland: 2-ish teams depending on staff situation
VCU: 1 team
UVA: 2 teams
William and Mary: 1 team
Maggie Walker: 1 team
Rutgers: 1 team
Some open team involving Marshall Steinbaum
Another open team involving Sam Bailey

If you have any questions, email me or post here.

edit: date in title, field
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Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

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What is the current field for this tournament?
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Hey, can I moderate for this?
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Now that open teams are apparently eligible, please email me if you're interested in playing at the Maryland site. msteinbaum at gmail.
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Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

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William & Mary also has a team registered for this I believe.
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Maggie Walker (using the pseudonym of St. Luke's) will bring one team.
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The Infanta wrote:Hey, can I moderate for this?
Yes please!
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The Alter Kockers, comprised of Jerry Vinokurov, Bruce Arthur, Aaron Rosenberg, and me, will be playing at this site.
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Looking to play this, if interested please email at firstnamelastname1729 at gmail.
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Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

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Is there a field cap at this location?
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Nah, we have a lot of staffers and rooms right now. Maybe there is a cap, but we're not near it.
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Assuming you guys aren't overloaded with staffers, I would be willing to offer my services.
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Nope, we're not overloaded and would be happy for the extra help.
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I will be hosting a science fiction side event after the tournament. The announcement is here.
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One of the Alter Kockers actually kicked the bucket before this tournament even happened, so if anyone is looking for a team, we have space (and no minimum age requirement).

Note: no one literally died.

EDIT: I am an incompetent reader of emails; one and exactly one Alter Kocker will not be coming, and hence we have one vacancy.
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Stats are being updated here.
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Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

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Congratulations to Penn A who won an advantaged final against the Alter Kockers.

Stats are here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ats/final/

Thanks to Matt Jackson, Matt Weiner, Tejas Raje, Harry White, Logan Anbinder, Chris Heffner, Marisol Brady,Gaurav Kandlikar, and Brick Barrientos for helping me staff.
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