This Tournament Goes To 11

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This Tournament Goes to 11 (commonly abbreviated TTGT11) is a hybrid themed quizbowl tournament. It is edited by Iowa, and usually mirrored at different locations around the country.

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Format

TTGT11 is noted for its unusual format. Each round, teams of up to 8 people are split up into two teams of up to 4 people to play on two separate themed packets. This means that the tournament requires about double the number of packets of a regular tournament to play, and that not everyone gets to play on all of the packets. Teams earn one point by winning a match, and additional points are added based on either points scored or point differential, up to a maximum of 11 points per team per match, or 22 per team per round. Generally, the winning team is decided by the team that has the highest combined points, although there is sometimes some variation to this formula.

TTGT11 strives to be two thirds academic, although it rarely lives up to this goal.

2007 - TTGT11 IX

In 2007, the tournament was held at Iowa, Maryland and UC Irvine. Iowa's Paul Drube was the head editor, while Irvine's Ray Anderson edited most of the packets from the west coast. Mike Bentley and other people from Maryland including Charles Meigs and Jonathan Magin also contributed to the editing of the tournament.

At the Iowa site, Illinois finished atop a field of nine teams. Wisconsin came in second, while Drake came in third.

The Maryland mirror ended in a tie as Wilmington Charter and Delaware both had 22 points. Since the Delaware team had five Charter alums, the teams declined to play final. At UC Irvine, UCLA won its second consecutive West Coast TTGT11 title.

This incarnation was generally regarded as the best TTGT11 yet, although some packets were criticized for being too transparent (Water), too hard (Geography) or too stupid (Harry Potter).

Packets

  • American Literature
  • Biology
  • Board and Card Games
  • British Literature
  • Celebrity Nudity
  • Classical Music
  • Culinary Arts
  • Gargoyles
  • Geography
  • Germany
  • Harry Potter
  • Indie, Emo and Alternative Music
  • Law & Border
  • Movies and Videogames
  • Music Monstrosity
  • Mystery Theme Packet (theme later revealed to be Penis Slang)
  • Mythology
  • Philosophy
  • Pokemon
  • Rule, Britannia!
  • San Diego
  • Some Thought Required
  • This Packet Has Gone to the Dogs
  • Water, Water Everywhere
  • World Literature

2006 - TTGT11 VIII

The 2006 tournament was noted for its insanely difficult packet on Arthurian Myth. The Nobel Prize packet is regarded as one of the worst and most ill-conceived packets ever written.

2005 - TTGT11 VII

In 2005, the tournament was mirrored at Columbia.

Packets

  • Red Blooded American Man Lit
  • USA
  • Snobby Music
  • Social Science
  • Academic Lists
  • Family Guy
  • Biology
  • Maxim Trash
  • Food
  • Musical Theater
  • Video (all questions were visual; packet was a PowerPoint presentation)
  • Science AND Fiction
  • Education and Technology
  • Military History
  • Lyrics
  • World
  • "Bris Me, I'm Jewish!"
  • Vitamin Q
  • Trash Lists
  • Non-classical Mythology
  • Ballparks
  • Maxim Academic
  • The Man Packet
  • Physics
  • Country Music (audio round)
  • Movie Trivia
  • The EU
  • So Long, Farewell

2004 - TTGT11 VI

Packets

  • A Mind is a Terrible Thing to - OH! A New Videogame Packet
  • Africa - Guns, Germs and More Guns
  • Anime
  • Athens 2004
  • Carleton's Mystery Theme
  • Children's Lit
  • Clothes, Fashion and Style
  • Crappy Cinema of the New Millennium
  • Fab Fours
  • Final Bows
  • Football! It's What Separates Us From the Europeans
  • Happy Trees are Futile
  • I Subscribed to Maxim and All I Got was this Lousy Packet
  • If All the World's a Stage, Then What Are We Doing Playing Quizbowl?
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Lightning Rounds
  • NOT Poetry
  • Old Physics Teachers Never Die - They Just Cancel Out
  • Pasty White European History
  • Poetry
  • Questions on Questions
  • See the USA Through the Majesty of Song
  • Starcraft
  • The Incredible Mr. Wheldon
  • The Judiciary, Roughly 33% of Our Thrice Branched Government
  • The Life and Times of Andrew J. Ruhl (part 2)
  • The Year Poker Came Home to Roost
  • Theory Heads
  • This Packet is Linked in Some Way
  • This Packet is Linked in Some Other Way
  • War - It's Fan-Tastic
  • When did Motley Crue Become Classic Rock?

2003 - TTGT11 V

Packets

  • 80s Music is for 80s People
  • All I Ever Need to Know I Learned in Maxim
  • An Evening with the Orchestra
  • China-Confucius, Communism and Chopsticks
  • Come Sail Away
  • Definitive Quizbowl from the Last 103 Years
  • Discredited Science
  • Don't Say That
  • Harry Potter
  • Lightning Rounds
  • Non-Classical Mythology
  • Pop Culture 2K2
  • Pop Music Ahoy
  • Songs Say it Better
  • Spanish Packet
  • Stand-Up and be Counted
  • Star Trek
  • Star Wars
  • The 80s
  • The Life and Times of Andrew R. Juhl
  • The Love Round
  • Unreal Estate
  • Vowel Trouble
  • Womanly Things