Registration is now open! Until February 18, up to two teams from a school will be officially placed in the field; additional teams will placed on a waitlist. The last day to register is Monday, March 23, 2015.
You may register by filling out this Google Form. No other form of registration will be accepted, including but not limited to emails, chats, snail mail, and "holla[ing]" at me. After registration is completed, a confirmation email will be sent shortly to the email provided.
Teams are limited to 6 players each. The field is currently capped at
Prison Bowl VIII is a regular difficulty set written by the Hunter team. For an idea of the difficulty, see previous Prison Bowls. This year's distribution is as follows:
- 4/4 Literature
- 4/4 History
- 4/4 Science
- 3/3 Arts
- 2.5/2.5 Religion, Mythology, Philosophy
- .8/.8 Social Science
- .6/.6 Geography
- .6/.6 Trash
- .8/.8 Current Events
Apologies to you mathemagicians out there, but computational math will not be part of our set.
We're hoping to see Prison Bowl mirrors all over the the country! Email us at hchsqb at gmail dot com if you are interested in hosting.
The tournament will be around 8 untimed rounds of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses. The tournament will be run on ACF rules; in short, there are negs but no powers or rebounding bonuses.
The tournament will consist of bracketed round-robin prelims and rebracketed round-robin playoffs, the details of which are to be decided and announced after the field is determined. Teams should expect to play 5 morning rounds and 3 afternoon rounds. Ties will be played off, packets permitting. We'll also have book prizes for top scorers!
Check-in will start at 8:00 and run until 8:45. Please arrive before 8:30 so we can get round 1 started at around 9:00. The final playoff rounds and award ceremony will conclude at around 5:00 or 6:00 in the afternoon.
Inflation hasn't been bad enough for our prices to rise, so fees will be the same as last year's:
$80 for the first team from a school
$70 for each subsequent team
-$5 for each working buzzer set
-$10 for each experienced staffer
$40 minimum fee per team
We accept checks made out to "HCHS Quiz Bowl" and cash. Please bring checks on the day of the tournament! Travel discounts and special circumstances can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the tournament directors via the comment section in the registration form, or by email ([email protected]).
Transportation and Food
Our school is located at 71 East 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. It is very close to the 96th street stop on the 6 train line, and can also be reached by the m1-4 buses along Madison and the crosstown m96 bus along 96th. There is a bus drop-off area at our school on Park, and cars can park at Majestic Car Park on 94th between Park and Lexington.
We'll provide breakfast consisting of bagels, complete with top-notch spreads like butter, cream cheese, and jam. Coffee and juice will also be provided. We'll also give you guys a map detailing the many eclectic eateries that can be visited for lunch.
Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
St. Luke's (1/0/0)
High Tech (2/2/0)
North Babylon (2/3/0)
Deep Green (1/1/0)
St. Joe's (3/2/0)
Bronx Science (2/0/0)
Columbia Secondary (1/1/1)