Side event

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A side event is a small tournament ran in conjunction with a quiz bowl tournament, usually after that "main" tournament is completed. Typically, a "side event" is partnered with an academic tournament so that it can draw in more players.

Subject tournaments are an example of a side event.

Trash tournaments sometimes have certain attributes of side events (running in the evening or on Sunday after a larger academic tournament, providing 10 or fewer rounds, being unabashedly reflective of the authors' vanity interests) but are rarely categorized as "side events" unless they are further specialized to some subdistribution of trash. Similarly, official History Bowl events are not considered "side events."

The phenomenon of side events being announced without any real plan to actually write or hold them was satirized by the holding of Tricontakaipentagon in 2013.

Side event weekends

The difficulty of attaching side events to any given tournament has spawned side event weekends, in which primarily side events are played. Side event weekends are held routinely in the Midwest, and the NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl has been held since 2016.

List of side events by year

Excluding regular trash tournaments.

2020

No recorded side events in this year

2019

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers Notes
Age of Empires Ancient and Classical History Will Alston
CANONEXPANSION Science Geoffrey Chen, Vishwa Shanmugam, Aakash Patel
Lederberg Trinity Science Eric Mukherjee, Aakash Patel, Geoffrey Chen, Steven Silverman, Paul Lee, Jonathen Settle, Jaimie Carlson, Anson Berns, Fred Zhang, Sohum Shenoy, James Lasker, Justin French
Fight the Power Vol. 2 Hip-hop Connor Mayers, Andy Huff, Shane Mosley, Ryan Rosenberg, Vishwa Shanmugam, Sohum Shenoy, Rohan Vora
GOLBEZ Video Games Jason Thompson, Billy Busse, Andrew Wang
Imaginary Landscape 5 Audio Music Kevin Wang (TJ), Benjamin Xu, Michael Yue
Let's Remember Some Guys Sports packet submission
META All-Subject sans science Nour Hijazi, Jakob Myers, Hari Parameswaran
RULFO Literature, Fine Arts Justin French, Anson Berns, Max Shatan, Vishwa Shanmugam, Jakob Boeye, Keaton Martin, Darren Petrosino, Mazin Omer, Shubham Sengar, Michael Li
Scattergories 3 Will Nediger's choice Will Nediger
STAR BOWL Science Fiction Victor Prieto
Look at this Photograph Visual Trash Erik Christensen
Mixtape Trash Music packet submission run by Harris Bunker
The Unanswered Question Fine Arts
TUPAC Audio Trash Music Andy Huff
BUMPY ii Visual Film Julian Bosse
Guerilla History History organized by Nitin Rao but posted about by Will Alston
STIGMATA Visual Trash Frances Clark-Murray
MUSES The 9 Muses Bradley McLain, Mitch McCullar, Iain Carpenter, Ethan Ashbrook, Bryan Lu, Tim Cho, Govind Prabhakar

2018

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers Notes
Eyes That Do Not See IX Visual Art Mike Bentley
ACRONYM 11 Trash Play Quiz Bowl
Historature History, Literature Will Alston, Sameen Belal, Ankit Aggarwal, Eric Mukherjee, Jaimie Carlson all proceeds from the event were donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
GMX Geography Gabe Brison-Trezise
SOUNDTRACK Audio Trash Steven Silverman, Aakash Patel
PACENSC Pokemon Luc Wetherbee, Daniel Xu
RAPTURE Religion Vasa Clarke
The Human Use of Human Beings Modern Things Mike Bentley

2017

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Eyes That Do Not See VIII Visual Art Mike Bentley

2016

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Eyes That Do Not See VII Visual Art Mike Bentley

2015

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Eyes That Do Not See VI Visual Art Mike Bentley

2014

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Lederberg Memorial Science II Science Eric Mukherjee

2013

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Chicago History Doubles
Triacontakaipentagon
Collin Parks's Byzantine History Tournament Byzantine History Collin Park
Eyes That Do Not See V Visual Art Mike Bentley

2012

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Mike Cheyne's Disney Packet Disney Mike Cheyne
Drew Scheeler's Community Packet Community Drew Scheeler
Chicago History Doubles
Dragonball Z Tournament
HUSKY Visual Trash
Ike Jose "ANFORTAS" Myth Tournament
Mike Cheyne Film Tournament Mike Cheyne
WELD Literature Doubles Will Nediger
YMIR Myth
Eyes That Do Not See IV Visual Art Mike Bentley

2011

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Chicago History Doubles
Geography Monstrosity III Geography
GUERILLA II
Eyes That Do Not See III Visual Art Mike Bentley

2010

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers Notes
Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom Animals Bruce Arthur
Spring Offensive History Bruce Arthur, Donald Taylor, Shantanu Jha, Ahmad Ragab, Andrew Chrzanowski, Sandy Huang
BELFAST Fine Arts Tanay Kothari
Eyes That Do Not See II Visual Art Mike Bentley
VAIN (Videogames are Extremely Niche) Video Games Mike Bentley
Eyes That Do Not See I Visual Art Mike Bentley
Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial Fine Arts Abid Haseeb, Lloyd Sy, Shantanu Jha
Chicago Open Literature Doubles 2010: SuperJha Saves Tournaments Lit Ike Jose, Shantanu Jha
TIDUS (Tournament Involving Digital UniverseS) Video Games Jeremy Eaton
Geography Monstrosity II Geography Jeff Hoppes packet submission edited by Jeff
GUERILLA I Guerilla All-Subject
Harry Potter Tournament (Name/Date TBA) Harry Potter Saul Hankin
Bill Cullen Memorial Open Game Shows Nathaniel Kane
PERV (Popular Entertainment Represented Visually) Visual Trash Logan Anbinder, Paul Marchsteiner
Minnesota RPG Tournament Video Games guerilla event held during Minnesota Open 2011, with themed packet submissions by Eric Mukherjee, Mike Cheyne, Mike Bentley, Matt Lafer, Dwight Wynne, Ryan Westbrook, and Ike Jose
MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) Literature Doubles Will Nediger
Julius Civilis Classics Tournament Classics Speedcheck Dallas Simons intended to be played by attendants of the National Junior Classical League convention
Unnamed Chipola Lit/Fine Art Singles Tournament Literature, Fine Arts Chipola College

2009

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
The Experiment II
Bruce Arthur Eurofest Bruce Arthur
RMPFest II
Cheyne-Berry Comics Tournament
Tommy Casalaspi Lit Tournament Tommy Casalaspi
Mike Cheyne Fake Lit Tournament Mike Cheyne
Chicago Literature Doubles
Geography Monstrosity I
Ike Jose Lit Singles
Gaddis II
Minnesota Guerilla Sports Tournament
KLEE Arts
Lederberg Memorial Science Science Eric Mukherjee
Science Nonstrosity Science
Dream Tournament

2008

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Gumpei Yokoi Memorial Tournament Mike Bentley
RMPFest I
Chicago History Doubles
Chicago Literature Doubles
Chicago Movies Tournament
Gaddis I
Minnesota Impossible Speedcheck
Minnesota Literature Doubles

2007

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
The Experiment I
Bruce Arthur History Doubles Bruce Arthur

2006

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Seth Teitler Myth Tournament Seth Teitler
Berkeley Science Monstrosity
Chris Frankel History Doubles Chris Frankel

2005

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Jacopo Pontormo Art

2004

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Berkeley Movies Tournament
Berkeley Science Monstrosity
Folly and Glory Lit Singles

2003

No recorded side events in this year

2002

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Berkeley Science Masters
Anthony de Jesus Singles
"S.O.B." Singles

2001

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Herbert Spencer Singles
Mark Discordia Singles
"Fleetwood" Mac Singles
Andy Goss Trash Singles

2000

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Chicago Open Singles

1999

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Chicago Open Singles
Case Western Trash Singles

1998

Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers
Chicago Open Singles

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Season Tournament Name Tournament Subject or Gimmick Writers Site(s) held Winner(s) Stats
2010? Doug Graebner's Painting Tournament
2010? Dan Passner's Judaica Bowl
2010? Gautam Kandlikar's India Tournament
2009? Zach Foster's Military History Tournament
2011? High Schooler Produced Japanese/Asian Lit Thing
2012? Fred Morlan's Music Tournament
2011? Matt Duchan's Sports Tournament
2013? Nolan Esser's Rock Music Tournament
2010? Nathan James's "Chad C. Mulligan Open" Mini-ACF Tournament
2011? "Krik? Krak! Moo: Electric Blankets are Optional" Short Literature Tournament
2008 Andy Watkins's "20th Century Side Event"
2011? Bruce Arthur's "Amazing Planet" Animal Tournament
2011? Shan Kothari's Music Tournament
2011? Andrew Hart's Arrested Development Tournament
2011? Joe Brosch's Anime Tournament
2013 Summer Aidan Mehigan's Architecture Tournament
2011? Michael Hausinger's Engineering Tournament
2010? Andy Watkins's "Science, Dismal and Gay" Tournament of Science, Economics, and Poetry
2012? Isaac Hirsch's Hats Tournament
2009 Matt Weiner's "Henry Darger Tournament of the Unreal"
2007? Andrew Ullsperger's Science Tournament
2008? Ryan Westbrook's "Varying Difficulty" Tournament
2008? Rom Masrour's Movie Tournament
2010? Andy Watkins and Hannah Kirsch's "Uwe Boll" Common Links Tournament
2011? "The Eric and Ben Myth Tournament"
2025 Ted Gioia's "Secret Literature Tournament for Andrew Yaphe"
2011? Jeff Geringer's "Trastastrophe III"
2010? Bruce Arthur's "Your Choice Fest"
2008? Matt Chadbourne's Math Tournament
2011? Fred Morlan's Movie Tournament
2012? Aaron dos Remedios's Board Game Tournament
2011 Ike Jose's "Thought" Tournament