TRIVIA BOWL 1999
The Boulder Jaycees Present Trivia Bowl 1999, a game-show format competition and exhibition for all persons that enjoy
entertaining and curious facts about popular culture.
SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION
WHO: The Boulder Jaycees are sponsoring Trivia Bowl 1999, a competition and entertainment event modeled after and involving associates of the CU Trivia Bowl (which is currently on hiatus after running 1968-1993). Teams may register by August 1st, 1999, and will qualify for competition on Labor Day Weekend based upon completion of a one hour seeding test to be offered on Sunday, August 8th 1999, at noon MST in Boulder Colorado and other sites across the United States. Individuals may also register and will be matched to a team after the seeding test.
WHAT: A round robin tournament in a format similar to the GE College Bowl, in which of two of the fifteen teams in the field participate with up to four players each attempting first to answer a "tossup" question, where any individual can activate a lock-out buzzer system to answer the question being read. The tossup question typically requires a one-word or short answer response. When a question is correctly answered, a multi-part "bonus" is offered to the team from which the person provided the correct response to the tossup question. The topic areas for questions are in the realm of popular culture regarding film, television, sports, music, and topics such as literature, theater, dance, and other entertainment areas grouped under "miscellaneous". The questions primarily are derived from the 2nd half of this century. The amount of questions will be generally balanced between the categories. Teams are guaranteed to play at least four games in competition.
WHERE: Competition will be at
the Historic Boulder Jaycees Depot
2275 30th Street, Crossroads Commons Shopping Center (near Mann Theatre and Barnes & Noble Bookstore).
MAILING ADDRESS c/o Paul Bailey PO Box 3037, High Mar Station, Boulder, Colorado 80307-3037
Phone (303) 520-0200 FAX (630) 566-3774 email firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeding test site will be announced to registered teams, or they may participate via fax or email.
WHY: The glory of competition through appreciation of popular culture (film, television, sports, music, and miscellany) and the desire to exhibit prowess in knowledge of the same.
WHEN: NOON Sunday, August 8th SEEDING TEST in Boulder, Colorado (site to be announced) and via fax or email
Teams qualify for competition based upon scoring from the seeding test. Duration of test is one hour.
Labor Day Weekend 1999
AND time for "pickup" games for those who don't attend the football game
Individuals can register for $20 to be placed on a team based upon their demonstrated expertise at the seeding test.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT TRIVIA BOWL 1999
Contact Paul Bailey (303)-520-0200, fax (630) 566-3774, email email@example.com,
or visit our website at http:/members.tripod.com/~triviabowl1999
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOULDER JAYCEES
CALL 303 443 1030, fax (630) 566-3774, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit our website at http://bcn.boulder.co.us/community/jaycee/
The seeding test will be administered
to individuals at noon on Sunday, August 8th, 1999 in Boulder,
Colorado at the University of Colorado Memorial Center Room 235. The test
will consist of 100 questions divided between the five sections of Music,
Sports, Television, Film, and a group of Miscellaneous popular culture
topics. The duration of the test will be one hour. The test will also be
available for persons outside the area via electronic mail or facsimile.
Reference materials of any variety are prohibited during the test or any
subsequent portion of the competition. The test will be taken by individuals,
and the individual scores will be tabulated for a team total. Persons taking
the test as individuals seeking a team will be ranked by category to be
considered for draft by teams needing additional players, or allowed to
combine into a team by cooperation with other individuals that have taken
the test and are not yet on a team. The test will allow teams to be ranked
for their draft of positions in the opening round groups, with the highest
ranked team having the first selection of group and team number, progressing
in order through the ranked teams. A team may pass on their choice once
and be considered again after all the top 15 ranked teams are offered seeding.
If a team cannot make a choice upon second offer, they will be assigned
a position. If the team cannot accept an assigned position, the seed will
be offered to the next available team outside the top 15 qualifiers.
OPENING ROUND GAMES
All games will be played at the Historic Boulder Jaycees Train Depot, 2275 30th Street, Boulder, Colorado 80301, situated in the Crossroads Commons Shopping Center (North side of Pearl Street between 28th and 30th Streets)
Opening round games are comprised of
two ten-minute halves, with a 5 minute halftime break. The clock stops
during the playback of audio bonus questions, and there is a scheduled
half hour break between blocks of 5 games. The seeding test will determine
the draft order for teams to pick their group (A, B or C) and team number
(1,2,3,4, or 5). This will allow teams to set a schedule that works best
with their group. If a team is coming from out of town, they may not wish
to select a Friday night group playoff. If a team can only participate
one day, then they can select the group playoff on Sunday, which leads
into the final rounds. Every team will play 4 games in the opening round.
GROUP A FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER 1999 TEAMS A1,A2,A3,A4,A5
1830 A1 vs A2
1900 A3 vs A4
1930 A1 vs A5
2000 A2 vs A4
2030 A3 vs A5
2130 A1 vs A4
2200 A2 vs A5
2230 A1 vs A3
2300 A4 vs A5
2330 A2 vs A3
GROUP B SATURDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 1999 TEAMS B1,B2,B3,B4,B5
0900 B1 vs B2
0930 B3 vs B4
1000 B1 vs B5
1030 B2 vs B4
1100 B3 vs B5
1200 B1 vs B4
1230 B2 vs B5
1300 B1 vs B3
1330 B4 vs B5
1400 B2 vs B3
GROUP C SUNDAY 5 SEPTEMBER TEAMS C1,C2,C3,C4,C5
0900 C1 vs C2
0930 C3 vs C4
1000 C1 vs C5
1030 C2 vs C4
1100 C3 vs C5
1200 C1 vs C4
1230 C2 vs C5
1300 C1 vs C3
1330 C4 vs C5
1400 C2 vs C3
Note: the Saturday schedule is set to allow for people
to attend the CU vs CSU Mile High Classic football game at 5pm on September
4th. The Depot facility will also be available for persons wishing to participate
in other trivia matches outside of the tournament scope.
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