To register, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with "Prison Bowl registration" and your school's name in the subject line. The field will be capped at 36 teams.
Edit (1/8/12): This tournament is now platinum-certified by PACE, so the top 25% of teams will qualify for NSC.
The questions will be written by the Hunter team in standard mACF format (20 pyramidal tossups, 30-point 3-part bonuses, no computational math). We are aiming for regular difficulty, similar to last year's Prison Bowl set. The distribution this year will be as follows:
3/3 Fine Arts
2.5/2.5 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
1.5/1.5 Geography, Pop Culture, Current Events
Last year's set can be found at quizbowlpackets.com.
Rounds will consist of an untimed 20/20, with neg-fives, no powers, and no rebounding bonuses. There will probably be about 12 rounds, depending on the final tournament format. Teams will play a bracketed round-robin prelim and re-bracketed round-robin playoffs, with the top two teams playing an advantaged final if necessary.
$80 for first team
$70 for subsequent teams
-$10 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator
Minimum fee: $40 per team
Other discounts, such as for travel, can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis (just email me).
We are also looking for mirror sites in various regions across the U.S. Please email me if you are interested in mirroring Prison Bowl.
Field as of 3/1/2012 (24 teams, 21 buzzers, 2 moderators)
St. Joseph HS (2, 2, 1)
Preston HS (1, 1, 0)
Georgetown Day School (2, 3, 0)
Ridgewood HS (3, 3, 0)
Ardsley HS (2, 1, 0)
Team Tribeca (3, 2, 0)
Irvington HS (1, 0, 0)
Bergen County Academies (1, 1, 0)
Trinity School (2, 0, 0)
Bronx HS of Science (2, 0, 0)
Thomas Jefferson HS (2, 2, 0)
Great Neck South HS (1, 1, 0)
Seton Hall Prep (1, 4, 1)
Kellenberg Memorial HS (1, 1, 0)
Waiting List (0 teams)