Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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Harvard College Bowl is pleased to announce a mirror of Chicago's Peace Resolution tournament on March 3, 2012. "The Peaceful Resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis" is being co-edited by Ike Jose of Illinois and Marshall Steinbaum, and Gautam Kandlikar will be the science consultant. The writing team consists of several of Chicago's teammates: Connie Prater, Tracy Lee, Charles Tian, Sam Bailey, and George Dewey.

This tournament is intended as preparation for ACF Nationals. Consequently, we will be largely adhering to the ACF Nationals distribution. We also intend to ruthlessly control difficulty--we would like to make sure there are no dead tossups or impossible bonus parts.

The tournament will be open to anyone. However, we may attempt to ensure a competitive marketplace by limiting superteams. If you'd like to sign up, please leave a note in this thread.

Distribution
4/4 Literature: 1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, and 1/1 World.
4/4 History: 1/1 American, 1/1 European (not British), 1/1 World, 1/0 or 0/1 British, and 1/0 or 0/1 Ancient/Classical.
4/4 Science: 1/1 Biology, 1/1 Chemistry, 1/1 Physics, 1/0 or 0/1 Math or CS, and 1/0 or 0/1 Astronomy or Earth Science.
3/3 Arts: 1/1 Painting, 1/1 Music, and 1/1 Other (including Architecture, Sculpture, Installation, Ballet/Dance, Film, Photography, and Pornography).
3/3 RMP: 1/1 Religion, 1/1 Mythology, and 1/1 Philosophy.
1/1 Social Science: Psychology, Economics, Anthropology, Sociology, and Political Science.
2/1 Other Academic, Geography, and Current Events

Fees
Base fee per team: $120
Discount for an additional team from the same university: -$10
Functional buzzers: -$10 each
Competent Moderators: -$10 each

We look forward to seeing everyone! Any questions can be sent to me at dallas dot simons at gmail dot com
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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RPI will probably bring a team to this.
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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I wanted to bump this thread to say that by popular demand from Chris Ray and Eric Mukherjee we are having an after-party for this tournament. Everyone should come because it will surely be the social event of the quizbowl season.
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RPI will definitely bring one team to this, maybe two. Do you know how the field is shaping out for this?
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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I will not be attending Peaceful Resolution.
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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What about the rest of Yale?
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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No official Yale team is coming. I don't know if any individual members are planning to come as free agents.
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Dartmouth is definitely bringing one team. Additional teams are unlikely but not out of the realm of possibility.
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So what about the rest of the usual suspects? Brown? MIT? Columbia?
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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ThisIsMyUsername wrote:No official Yale team is coming. I don't know if any individual members are planning to come as free agents.
Much as I'd love to, I'll be on my way south by the 3rd.
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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Ondes Martenot wrote:Columbia?
Nope. I was planning on going to the main site, but I have an event with my firm.
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So if RPI and Dartmouth each bring a team and Harvard has a house team we've only got three teams. So...is this thing going to happen?
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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We could have two house teams to bring it to four, and it could just be a 4x round robin or something like that.
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Brown will probably send a team to this.
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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I'm trying to gather interest for a second RPI team. If the two Harvard house teams remain, that's six teams, which is fine by me
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Unfortunately, I asn't able to get anyone for a second team, so we're only bringing one team. Could someone from Harvard post a field update/tournament building/etc... so I still know this thing is happening?
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Ondes Martenot wrote:Unfortunately, I asn't able to get anyone for a second team, so we're only bringing one team. Could someone from Harvard post a field update/tournament building/etc... so I still know this thing is happening?
The field is Brown, Dartmouth, RPI, and we're hoping to either do two Harvard teams and an MIT team, or three Harvard teams (we asked MIT if they wanted to play but havent heard back yet). That could just collapse to one Harvard team, but we'd rather there be a wider field. Anyway I'm pretty sure we still plan to run this. It'll probably be in Sever but Dallas knows for sure.
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I talked to Neil and he said he's not going, but he didn't rule the rest of MIT. Also, I think Dallas mentioned that this was going to be in Emerson, not Sever.
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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Right, the tournament will take place in Robinson (small building right next to Sever where it usually is) and not Emerson. It will be in rooms 105, 106, and 107. The field so far is Dartmouth, Brown, RPI, and a Harvard house unless we manage to have three house teams.
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Re: Peaceful Resolution Mirror at Harvard (3/3/2012)

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Brown won the tournament by going 11-0 for the day. Since there were only four teams, there was a double round robin for the first six games. Then we added two house teams and did a single round robin between the six teams.

Stats can be found here:
http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/91 ... standings/
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