ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale

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ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale

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Yale is hosting its annual college tournament, Bulldogs Over Broadway (BOB), on Saturday, December 8, 2007, in scenic New Haven, CT.

Thanks to Mike Wehrman's dissertation, I will be taking over as lead editor.

Fees:
Base fee $100
Working Buzzer discount -$10 (limit 2 discounts)
Minimum fee (with packet discounts listed below) $60

BOB is a packet-submission tournament, and here are the requirements:

Send me a packet of: 25 tossups/25 bonuses (aim for around ACF regionals difficulty or maybe a little easier)

Packet specifics:

4/4 History
4/4 Literature
4/4 Science
2/2 of any of the above three (no more than 1/1 of each discipline)
3/3 Fine Arts (music, painting, architecture, etc.)
3/3 Religion/Myth/Philosophy
2/2 Social Science
1/1 Geography/Current Events
2/2 Miscellaneous (General Knowledge, Multi-disciplinary, Trash, or
more from previous categories)

Packet discounts/deadlines:
Fri. November 9 -$25
Fri. Nov. 16 -$15
Sat. Nov. 24 No penalty
Fri. Nov. 30 +$20
After that +$40

**Best packet discount (as determined by the editors) -$15

E-mail me about arrangements for novice teams, multiple teams from the same school, packet questions, etc.

We'd also be interested in a mirror or packet swap, so if you're interested in either, please let me know.

andrew . uzzell @ yale . edu

Thanks,
Andrew

edit: correcting deadline dates

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Field update:

Brown (1?)
Columbia (1-2)
Dartmouth (1?)
Harvard (1?)
MIT (1)
Rutgers (1?)
Yale (1-2)

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Is anyone mirroring this in the SE?
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Marchbanks wrote:Is anyone mirroring this in the SE?
Alabama is having a delayed mirror of PARFAIT on the same day - Dec 8, and as far as I know, the answer to your question is therefore no.

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At present, we don't have a Southeast mirror planned.

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vandyhawk wrote: Alabama is having a delayed mirror of PARFAIT on the same day
Thanks for the tip. We're looking into that tournament now.
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Can we get an update on the field and the status of this tournament?
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vandyhawk wrote:
Marchbanks wrote:Is anyone mirroring this in the SE?
Alabama is having a delayed mirror of PARFAIT on the same day - Dec 8, and as far as I know, the answer to your question is therefore no.
Hmmm, so maybe this should be mirrored instead of parfait? Don't want to make people go back on agreements or anything, but just throwing out the thought.

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vandyhawk wrote:Hmmm, so maybe this should be mirrored instead of parfait? Don't want to make people go back on agreements or anything, but just throwing out the thought.
I'm just curious as to whether this tournament will actually happen. There has been no packet or field update and I have no idea if there are going to be enough packets to even have an event. We may bring 2 teams and both teams will write packets, but I'm reluctant to burn 2 packets on an event which may or may not happen.
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Post by Dartmouth College Bowl »

Jerry, I don't know if this is helpful or not, but we turned in our packet last night and will be sending one team if the tournament happens.

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Post by The Logic of Scientific Disco »

Yeah, we also submitted a packet and got a confirmation on it, so it kinda seems like this is happening, though of course there's no way to be sure unless someone from Yale posts to that effect.

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Sorry for the delay. I have better information now.

(Final) Field update:

Amherst
Brown (2)
Columbia
Dartmouth
Harvard
MIT
Princeton (2)
Rutgers
Yale

I have received promises of freelance packets (one each) from the following:

Matt Weiner
Some people from UCI and UCLA
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Thanks Andrew. We should be able to confirm the exact number of teams after our practice tomorrow.
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I have updated the field again. If what it says in regard to your school is incorrect in any way, please let me know as soon as possible.

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Is there a finalized start time and building yet?

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Registration will begin at 8:30, and the rounds will begin at 9:15.

The tournament will be held in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), the same building in which it was held last year. Doubtless to Jason Keller's chagrin, this building has not moved any closer to the Educated Burger on Broadway. Directions are available here: http://www.yale.edu/ysac/driving.html

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11 teams showed up to BOB today.

Brown and Maryland (a.k.a. "Brown A") won handily, dispatching Harvard to win the tournament.

The top scorer was Jason from Rutgers, followed by "Chris Ray" from Brown A. Full statistics will, I hope, be posted by the end of the day tomorrow.

Thanks to Charlie Dees, Matt Weiner, and the folks from UCI and UCLA for writing freelance questions.

Thanks to everyone who came and who played. I hope that, in spite of some logistical snafus and uneven packets, everyone who came to the tournament enjoyed it.

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NatusRoma wrote:logistical snafus and uneven packets
Neither of those things detracted from my enjoyment of the tournament; I had a great time, the moderation was great, the logistics were ok, etc, etc. Thanks to the Yale club for putting on a tournament on a weekend which was undoubtedly bad for most of you (I'm assuming your finals occur around the same time as ours).
NatusRoma wrote:stuff about results
How about them?
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ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:
NatusRoma wrote:stuff about results
How about them?
Still waiting on them, I'm afraid.

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Guys, cut them some slack. Their campus is currently occupied.

http://www.gocrosscampus.com/edit/gxcgame.php?game=121

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olsb25 wrote:Guys, cut them some slack. Their campus is currently occupied.

http://www.gocrosscampus.com/edit/gxcgame.php?game=121
Wait, so princeton is occupying Yale's campus? And both BoB and PARFAIT haven't posted final stats yet? I sense a correlation.
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Methinks that joke kind of backfired.

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I'm posting here in case my e-mails haven't gotten through, but is it possible to buy/trade for the BoB set? Players from many of the Florida schools are having a packet reading/holiday gathering on 12/27 and we'd love some fresh material (haters: insert jokes here!). If so, please drop me a line at cborglum at valenciacc.edu . Either way, thanks!

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