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by CPiGuy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT vs Housewrite
Replies: 7
Views: 1465

Re: NAQT vs Housewrite

Speedygrapes wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:17 am
What are some specific characteristics/strengths of Hunter that make u guys better on NAQT?
I don't know about Hunter specifically, but having very strong current events, geography, and trash knowledge is generally associated with higher performance on NAQT questions.
by CPiGuy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Feedback about Feedback
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Feedback about Feedback

Hi, quizbowl! There's been a lot of discussion about the current state of tournament feedback in the Discord, and I want to offer my thoughts on how we can make tournament feedback better. This applies to both high school and college tournaments, but unfortunately forum posts cannot live in two subf...
by CPiGuy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 9
Views: 1318

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Is there any reason that NAQT cannot do what essentially every other set producer does and allow hosts to announce mirrors as they are confirmed?
by CPiGuy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/1/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: 2018 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan 12/1/18

dtaylor4 wrote:
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:39 am
Stats?
Stats have been completed since Monday and will be uploaded soon; our tournament director is having trouble with getting the database entry transferred to him. We apologize for the delay and appreciate everyone's patience!
by CPiGuy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 2971

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

Yeah Kentucky actually seems like it'd have fewer local staffers than other sites. Seeing as 2017 NASAT had a public call for staffers less than a month from the tournament, I'd say you're probably right. NASAT's field size, being comparable to a regular season tournament in many high school circui...
by CPiGuy
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Starting a Science Bowl team
Replies: 2
Views: 659

Re: Starting a Science Bowl team

There are very few ways to get Science Bowl questions other than the freely-available sample questions or writing them yourselves. However, there are a lot of sample questions. I played Science Bowl in high school, and we had a stack of over 500 pages worth of sample questions. We would practice by,...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 60
Views: 7836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

It seems to me that Minnesota, more than anyone, encounters problems with (essentially) being baited-and-switched out of mirrors when players in the Midwest express resistance to traveling to UMN. I find that unfair, and I would be pretty upset if it happened to my program. This is, uh, literally w...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 60
Views: 7836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

There are as many Harvard and Chicago players listed among the tournament producers as Minnesotans; I fail to see why Minnesota in particular ought to get a site as a result of this. I guess they might just be writing and not editing, though. More to the point, since people seem to be in agreement t...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 60
Views: 7836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Expecting Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, plus any other interested Ohio schools, to travel great distances for the second year in a row is pretty unreasonable, not to mention that the existence of an OSU site should be more convenient for Chicagoland people, who now have a site that's ov...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 60
Views: 7836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Lower Midwest: OSU (date TBD) wait what EDIT: to be clear, this will have the same field-decimating problem that the second Midwest mirror of CMST would have had. Jacob, unlike the CMST editors, listed all of the intended mirror sites when the set was announced and was pretty clear that there would...
by CPiGuy
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 2050

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

Becuase then I can commandeer a bunch of people to work on it all at once and not have to do merging 6 different SQBS files Doesn't it take more than 6 times longer to input a scoresheet into neg5 than into SQBS? (In fact, much more?) You have to go tossup by tossup (40 numbers) instead of just put...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 52
Views: 5678

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Fair warning: I played the Briticized version of the tournament, so it's entirely possible that there were some questions that I played that weren't in anyone else's set. The bonus on semantics called it "often contrasted with syntax" which is stupid, it's like cluing analysis by saying it's "often ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3358

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I enjoyed playing this tournament, which contained a number of good ideas. Thanks to the editors for their hard work! Like others, I thought the tournament suffered from feng shui and proofreading issues. In addition, I thought that there were some issues with bonus difficulty consistency -- some bo...
by CPiGuy
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ Warwick University (03/11/2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Re: ACF Fall @ Warwick University (03/11/2018)

This tournament was a lot of fun. Thanks a million to Warwick and everyone who moderated for hosting and being so welcoming!
by CPiGuy
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 4610

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

Yeah, this is ridiculous. Almost every state high school athletics association, to my knowledge, has "19 or younger" as their eligibility restriction. Seeing as athletics, unlike quizbowl, is an activity in which physical maturity is actually relevant, it seems exceptionally stupid to have the restr...
by CPiGuy
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 15897

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Can the list of submitted packets be updated please? It's now been two weeks since the September 22 deadline, and the next deadline is today. A submitted packets update would be great. Another packet deadline has come and gone. Still no updates. Also, per conversation in the Discord, UCLA has appar...
by CPiGuy
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 42
Views: 5506

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

Field Update (10/8/18): [...] Sally Hemings [...] Hasn’t this team been asked to stop doing this? They have. Seriously, I think I and others understand that pseudonyms are often necessary, but this specific pseudonym needs to stop being a thing, and TDs need to stop allowing this team to register u...
by CPiGuy
Sat Oct 06, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 15897

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 pm
Can the list of submitted packets be updated please?
It's now been two weeks since the September 22 deadline, and the next deadline is today. A submitted packets update would be great.
by CPiGuy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 2810

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

rùdrâ wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:50 am
Congrats to OSU A on winning this Mirror! Stats should be posted soon, and I hope no one had too many issues with the way this was run. Thank you all for coming out!
Staaaaaaaaaaaaaats have been posted here. Let me know if you find any errors. Thanks again to everyone who played!
by CPiGuy
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 3760

Re: Player tossup etiquette

Waiting until you're prompted by the moderator and then deferring on a bonus in order to burn slightly more than the maximum amount of time, however, is also scummy angle-shooting and should be even more discouraged than it already is. IMO, deferring after being prompted by the moderator should be ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Expa
Replies: 10
Views: 2697

Re: Expa

For what it's worth, it's often valuable to have multiple team members who can cover each category. "Science" and "history" are extremely broad fields, and having two people on the team who can buzz on them and contribute to bonuses is going to get you a lot of points that having just one person the...
by CPiGuy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 24
Views: 7247

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

After internal discussions, we have moved the date of Nationals one final time to the weekend of April 13th and 14th to make it easier for us to recruit the highest quality staff. We apologize for any inconvenience. Do you mind sharing more about this decision process? I'm having a hard time believ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]
Replies: 14
Views: 4401

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:Is this set still available for mirrors?
Yes. I'm going to post it before September 3 unless I hear from anyone that they want to hold a mirror after that date, though.
by CPiGuy
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Columbia Summer Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Re: Columbia Summer Practices

Can I expect there to be practices the week of August 12-18?
by CPiGuy
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11431

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I assume you mean Worldstar is starting Sunday?
by CPiGuy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Appropriate Use of Potentially Ambiguous Identifiers
Replies: 5
Views: 2122

Re: Appropriate Use of Potentially Ambiguous Identifiers

Tangentially, specific prompts are a thing that should be used more often! I strongly agree. (ACF rules don't seem to explicitly allow for this, though. NAQT rules do, but I've never seen it used.) In particular, for questions with two part answers ("Catholics in France", "piano sonatas by Schumann...
by CPiGuy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)
Replies: 21
Views: 5819

Re: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)

so, this did in fact happen, but I have only gotten around to providing stats now. Jakob Myers narrowly edged out Oli Clarke. There were a lot of negs. Individual stats as follows: Jakob Myers 14/17/22 Oliver Clarke 9/19/15 Stephen Eltinge 3/5/1 Tejas Raje 4/3/3 Sam Rombro 2/2/0 Hidehiro Anto 0/4/5 ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 14167

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

If I recall correctly, there was a question that referred to John Kasich as the former governor of Ohio. This is wrong, as he is the current governor. I think the team I was reading to converted it anyway, but wanted to point that out.
by CPiGuy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 8713

Re: High School Player Poll

I hope people don't forget Geoffrey Chen in this poll, because "best player" really shouldn't just mean "flashy 100 point generalist" but should also encompass extremely deadly specialists like Geoffrey. Geoff was: -Probably one of the highest power% players on regular season questions ever, freque...
by CPiGuy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)
Replies: 21
Views: 5819

Re: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)

Reminder that this is happening tomorrow. I'll start at 6PM EST with the speedcheck questions, and then move on to the actual packets.

If there is pricing, I'll announce it shortly after I talk to Jay and also get the packets.

Here's a Discord link.
by CPiGuy
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11431

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I'd be completely unable to attend this tournament if it was moved to any later of a date, so I'm hoping it can stay where it is. I can also only attend this date and have already booked travel for this date. This is the other reason it'd be a terrible idea to change the date. People who have alrea...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 11431

Re: Boston Summer Open I

For what it's worth, I would strongly prefer that the tournament keep its original date.
by CPiGuy
Wed May 30, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 37533

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

After internal discussion, Michigan has decided that we are not going to be hosting or playing any tournaments using NAQT's questions until Matt Bruce is no longer an NAQT member.
by CPiGuy
Wed May 30, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 37533

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

The idea that someone who said the things Matt B. said in those blog posts was at any quizbowl events at all this year makes me uncomfortable, and I am neither a woman nor underage, so I can only imagine how someone who is actually in the demographic who he discusses would feel about his presence th...
by CPiGuy
Fri May 25, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GMX: Soul of a Planet – May 25, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 3955

Re: GMX: Soul of a Planet – May 25, Atlanta

DogeofVenice wrote:Hi, sorry about the late drop but my team would like to drop. My two teammates had their flight delayed and will not be able to make it. Sorry again for the massive inconvenience.
Read as "hey, there are now FA spots available!"
by CPiGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 101254

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

I've given the same treatment to Round 21, between Middlesex A and Longfellow A.

Unless something changes, I'll probably edit this post with any future edits.
by CPiGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 101254

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

I have made this edit of NAQT's video of MSNCT Round 20 . It has been edited to contain a number of features that I think should ideally appear in a live quizbowl broadcast with unlimited time and technical capacity to prepare and produce. I do think this will be a good video to introduce people to ...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 16
Views: 7178

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!

I have put together an enhanced version of the recording of the Round 20 game between Pi-oneers and Greens Farms. It has been embellished with all of the features that I think should be present in the "ideal quizbowl broadcast" (and the audio has been tripled, so you can actually hear Jonah). Hopefu...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 20, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)
Replies: 21
Views: 5819

Re: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)

Let's run this on June 5th. I'm open to time suggestions; I was thinking early evening (starting at, say, 5pm EST). No advance signups necessary, although I've made a signup sheet so that we know to expect you. I'll post a link to a Discord later.
by CPiGuy
Sun May 20, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 101254

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

The Maine version of High School Quiz Bowl hosts their finals. Bangor and Falmouth. https://www.facebook.com/HighSchoolQuizShowMaine/videos/173461469982332/ IT'S MY SCHOOL... playing really, really terrible questions where you aren't allowed to interrupt! Seriously, though, I'm going to visit right...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Paean to Quizbowl (Why We Love The Game)
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

A Paean to Quizbowl (Why We Love The Game)

Hi quizbowl. I'm just going to start this off by recognizing that, in the past few hours, people have made some extremely disturbing and extremely serious statements about others in the quizbowl community. I considered holding off on this post or not making it at all because of that, but I think tha...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 10297

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

First of all, I want to say that I really respect Chloe for having the courage to come out and say this. As she pointed out, it's a degree of courage that many of us lack. I'm not sure I would have it, were I in her position. I love quizbowl. I think it's literally the best thing that's happened to ...
by CPiGuy
Mon May 14, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 16
Views: 7178

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!

First of all, congrats to Shiva/Pi-oneers on an outstanding and historic performance. (After the final, Jeff Hoppes said he thinks this is the first time a solo player has ever won a team-based NAQT national championship, at any level, and I'd imagine the same is probably true of NSC and ACF Nationa...
by CPiGuy
Wed May 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)
Replies: 21
Views: 5819

Re: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)

Hi everyone,

I'm running an online mirror. Here's a link to a doodle poll to figure out a date. I'll announce the date in around a week.
by CPiGuy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 92
Views: 28844

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Math Monstrosity got PDF-mangled, but the LaTeX files are also uploaded on the database -- would those work better? Sorry, I'm woozy and misunderstanding context: do you mean I've uploaded mangled questions for MM to QuizDB, or whether you should upload LaTex packets for MM? You've uploaded mangled...
by CPiGuy
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 92
Views: 28844

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Math Monstrosity got PDF-mangled, but the LaTeX files are also uploaded on the database -- would those work better?
by CPiGuy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 5565

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

Given the points people have made here and on the discord, we're going to SQBS-ify the mostly complete stats. Our incoming TD, Nick Guilfoyle, will do so; they'll hopefully be posted soon (like, within a week ideally).
by CPiGuy
Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 5565

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

Unfortunately, it's not going to happen, especially because the scoresheets for three of the games just don't exist, and I'm pretty sure Collin just never got around to it, for whatever reason. Sorry to everyone inconvenienced by this. You can see what stats we have in the discussion forum. They're ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4010

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

Do we know at this point what the list of schools with active teams who could actually host a 50 (or 60)-team national championship in 2 buildings with access to a major airport is? Michigan could probably do so in Mason Hall alone, with the large Angell Hall auditoriums for meetings and finals. We...