TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020

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TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020

Post by gimmedatguudsuccrose » Tue May 07, 2019 5:25 pm

It is my pleasure to announce TAUTOLOGY, a tossup-only speed tournament that will be ready for mirrors in the summer of 2020. The set will consist of 8 packets of 40 tossups, and is being written by myself, Ben Miller of the University of Chicago, and Evan Suttell of Michigan State University.

This tournament was conceived as a spiritual successor to REMISS (Richard Eberhart Memorial Impossible Speedcheck Shootout), testing knowledge of interesting, challenging topics in a fun, fast-paced format. Our questions will be approximately the length of NAQT IS-A tossups (250-300 characters) and will be powermarked. The median question difficulty will be roughly equivalent to an ACF Nationals middle part, and will balance deep cuts from the core of the canon with material that has not been well-represented in quizbowl before.

Our preliminary distribution is as follows, with a more detailed subcategory distribution coming soon:

40 Tossups/Packet
8 History
8 Science
8 Literature
6 Art
3 Religion/Legends/Myths/Tales
3 Social Science
2 Philosophy
2 Geo/CE/Other Ac.

We’ll also share more details about mirroring as we get closer to next summer.
Kai Smith
Farragut High School '15
University of Chicago '19

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