[originally posted elsewhere by Sharad Vikram]
Torrey Pines High School will be hosting the TPOT(“tea-pot”), its first ever pyramidal tournament, on Saturday, February 5th, 2011.
Lecture Hall (and other rooms) at Torrey Pines High School, located at 3710 Del Mar Heights Road, San Diego, CA, 92130.
SCHEDULE: will be announced later
Breakfast will be provided. There are several options for lunch near the school.
The questions will be written by current and former Torrey Pines players and players from St. Anselm’s High School in Washington, DC. The length and difficulty of the questions are approximated by last year’s HSAPQ tournaments (Tourn-8, Tourn-9, Tourn-10), which can be freely downloaded here.
4/4 Literature (4 tossups and 4 bonuses from literature)
4/4 Science (theoretical math is included, computational math is not)
2/3 or 3/2 Fine Arts
2/3 or 3/2 Religion/Mythology/Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Popular Culture
The questions will be at least 5 lines long and capped at 6 (10pt Times New Roman, 1’ margins). There will be 14 packets, two of which will be finals and thus harder than the other packets. We hope to release a sample packet some time before the date.
$80/team ($70 for each subsequent team)
-$10 (off total cost) for a new school (which is one that hasn’t attended a pyramidal tournament in at least one year)
-$5 (off total cost) for a buzzer system (at least 4 per side with lockout)
Minimum fee for a team is $60
Send an email to email@example.com if your school would like to register.
Please include the following:
1. your school’s name
2. the number of teams being registered
3. if you are bringing any buzzers
4. if you qualify for a new school discount
5. your appropriate registration fee
If you are interested in attending but not officially registering, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling me so.