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Penn Bowl 11:
The Quiz Bowler’s Guide to the Galaxy

25-26 January 2002
Announcement

Registration Form | Packet Guidelines | Submit Rosters







The University of Pennsylvania Academic Demolition Team is proud to announce Penn Bowl 11: The Quiz Bowler’s Guide to the Galaxy, the nation’s largest packet-submission tournament. PB11 will be a timed tournament, held on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday and Saturday, 25-26 January 2002.

Exact times and locations will be announced later, but we expect game play to start around 7 PM on Friday and end around 7 PM on Saturday.






Updates

24 October 2001: Travel and Housing Information updated to include hotel reservation information.

15 October 2001: A section on Travel and Housing Information has been added. Information on a Penn Bowl mirror has also been added.






Who Can Play?

PB11 is open to teams of college students currently enrolled in degree-granting programs. "Chimera" and other "non-traditional" teams may be allowed to compete with permission of the tournament director, but, in general, will not be eligible to win the tournament.






Packets

Schools sending one team are required to submit a packet of 21 tossups and 21 boni.

For schools sending two or more teams, the A and B teams are jointly responsible for sending a packet of 36 tossups and 36 boni, which must be blind to any other teams from that school.

Teams that wish to submit more than the minimum required (for an additional discount), and teams planning to send more than two teams, should contact the tournament director for instructions before writing their questions.

Please note that failure to submit a packet by the regular deadline, 10 December 2001, may result in teams being dropped from the field.






Game Format

Like Penn Bowl 10, rounds will be timed with 9-minute halves. Power tossups may be used; a final decision will be announced around 4 January 2002.






Tournament Format

We guarantee all teams the opportunity to play 14 games.

The format is subject to revision, but the playoff structure we plan to use is as follows:

After a four-bracket round robin, the top four teams in each bracket will advance. Teams will be ranked, probably 1 to 16, on the basis of overall record, record against other playoff teams, and then points scored against playoff teams.

The first three rounds of the playoffs will be 2-and-in/2-and-out: teams will play until they have won two matches or lost two matches. The remaining three rounds will be single-elimination.

In addition, there will be optional consolation matches for teams missing the playoffs who would like to play additional matches.

The field will be capped at an absolute maximum of 60 to 65 teams (depending on the final format). Moreover, we are starting registration at 45 teams; as we confirm the availabilty of staff and equipment, we will raise that limit appropriately.






Fees
 
Base fees
First team
Second team
Third and subsequent teams

$135
$110
$95
 
Packet discounts
Extremely early (29 October 2001)
Very early (10 November 2001)
Early (26 November 2001)

-$30 (full)/-$15 (half)
-$20/-$10
-$10/-$5
 
Equipment/Staff
Buzzers
Clocks
Full-time moderators

-$10
-$10
-$20
 
Other discounts (maximum one per team)
One-way travel >700 miles
One-way travel >1000 miles
One-way travel >2000 miles

Missed Penn Bowl 10
Missed Penn Bowls 8, 9, and 10

Canadian teams


-$25
-$50
-$70

-$10
-$40

-$45

 
Minimum fee per team $30

Penalties
Gross negligence of packet guidelines

+$10 and/or packet rejection





Registration

Schools may register as many teams as they want, and are urged to register as soon as possible.

Until 1 November 2001, we will only accept twoteams per school into the field. After that date, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the caveat that the PADT reserves the right to give priority in registration for schools bringing equipment and/or moderators. Should the field be filled, a wait-list will be created, with teams admitted into the field in the order they appear on the wait list.






Teams Registered
Last Updated: 26 December 2001, 11.59 AM
Registered: 64 | Wait-Listed: 4


Note: Teams listed in yellow did not compete at Penn Bowl 10.

SCHOOL

TEAMS

B/C/M

PACKET

ROSTER


Boston University

2

2-4-3

yes

Bryn Mawr College

2

2-0-0

due 12.13.01

Carnegie Mellon University

withdrawn

Case Western Reserve University

3

2-2-1?

yes

Chicago, University of

2

2-1-0

yes

Cornell University

3

1-0-0

yes

Dartmouth College

3

1-2-0

yes

Delaware, University of

2

3-2-1

yes

Duke University

2

1-0-1

yes

Emory University

1

1-1-0

yes

Florida, University of

1

---

yes

Georgetown University

1

1-1-0

yes

George Washington University, The

1

2-3-1

yes

Harvard University

1

?-?-0

yes

Illinois/Urbana-Champaign, University of

2

1-0-0

due 12.17.01

Johns Hopkins University, The

3

1-2-0

Maryland/College Park, University of

2

2-0-1

yes

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1

2-2-1

yes

Michigan/Ann Arbor, University of

3

4-?-0

yes

North Carolina, University of

2

---

yes

Pittsburgh, University of

3

1-1-0

yes

Princeton University

3

1-0-0

yes

Rice University

2

1-3-0

yes

Rochester, University of

1

1-3-0

yes

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

3

1-0-0

yes

Swarthmore College

2

1-0-0

Texas A&M University

3

---

yes

Vanderbilt University

1

1-3-0

yes

Villanova University

1

1-0-0

Virginia, University of

1

1-0-0

yes

Washington University in St. Louis

2

2-3-1

yes

Williams College

1

2-2-0

yes

Yale University

4

2-1-0

yes


WAITING LIST (Teams listed here do not currently have spaces in the field)

1. New York University I

2. New York University II

3. New York University III

4. New York University IV






Travel and Housing Information

Updated 24 October 2001:

Hotel reservations have been made at the University City Sheraton, located at 36th and Chestnut, on the Penn campus. [The site is just two blocks north of Williams Hall, where PB10 was held.]

The PADT has reserved a total of 25 rooms for Friday night at a special rate of $99 per room per night, plus tax (last year, 19 rooms were reserved). In addition, we have reserved 5 rooms for Thursday night and Saturday night at the same rate.

To reserve this rate, please call the Sheraton toll-free at 877.459.1146, and identify yourselves as reserving rooms for the "Penn Bowl" event (or with the Penn Academic Demolition Team); also, please confirm your rate at the time you make the reservations.

Please note that this rate is guaranteed through 5 January 2002 for the Friday and Saturday night rooms; for Thursday night, however, the extra rooms will be released on 10 December 2001.

Updated 15 October 2001:

Special travel discounts have been arranged with US Airways for travel to and from Philadelphia for Penn Bowl 11. (In general, US Airways already offers the cheapest commercial fares to Philadelphia.) US Airways is offering:

Discounts are valid from 22 January 2002 to 29 January 2002.

To obtain these discounts, you or your travel consultant must call the US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office at 877.874.7687 (877.US.GROUP), between 8.00 AM and 9.30 PM Eastern time; refer to Gold File #28122213.

These discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts, including the discounts available through the Student Advantage program. [If you buy your tickets at least 60 days in advance, the fare will be the same as those available through Student Advantage.]




Freelancing/Mirrors

PADT is willing to provide a free set of questions to individuals or teams who are not competing at Penn Bowl who provide a set of questions for use at Penn Bowl.

In addition, we are always looking for freelance moderators.

Updated 15 October 2001: The California Institute of Technology has agreed to host a mirror of Penn Bowl for teams on the West Coast on the weekend of Penn Bowl. Further information will be forthcoming shortly.

Please contact the Penn Bowl staff for more information on any of the above.






Questions?

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to e-mail the Penn Bowl staff.




I look forward to seeing all of you in January. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by clicking on the link below.

Samer T. Ismail
Editor-in-Chief
Penn Bowl 11