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by cat
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

Hi everyone, GSAC XXV has been uploaded to the archives! Thank you to all of our mirror sites for hosting us and to all of the people who played it for helping make GSAC XXV ( Quarter Quell/Silver Jubilee ) one of the most, if not the most, successful high-school-written housewrites this year. GSAC ...
by cat
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)
Replies: 16
Views: 4322

Re: Historature at PACE NSC (Saturday evening)

This was good fun on good questions for a good cause and people should play it if they can! Thanks for running it, Will
by cat
Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 7965

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Maggie Walker would like to claim Dec 8 for GSAC
by cat
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Nationals Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1881

Re: Nationals Discussion

I think RM and TJ both have a very solid shot at winning either nationals, but Anson's right, Fred is underranking his own team: TJ will definitely go at least 9-1 at HSNCT. Not even a question. RM finally played their full team at TJIAT and they killed it. The four of them fit together really well ...
by cat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest for Historature at HSNCT and/or PACE
Replies: 6
Views: 3155

Re: Gauging Interest for Historature at HSNCT and/or PACE

Would the HSNCT event be Friday, Saturday, or Sunday night?
by cat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

Unfortunately the Houston mirror has been cancelled, but we would still like for a Texas mirror to happen so TX teams can play the set; if you think you might be interested, contact me ASAP! Looking at our hsqbrank adjustment, this set would probably be fine for pre-nationals prep. I'm also willing ...
by cat
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 26112

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

To clarify, is the -$20 discount per team or per state?
by cat
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IPNCT/ICT 2018 - I need a roommate!
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

IPNCT/ICT 2018 - I need a roommate!

Hey y'all this is pretty last minute and sorry if this is in the wrong place, but I didn't really know where to put it. I'm going to be at IPNCT this year and am looking for a roommate for the night of either Saturday April 14th or Sunday April 15th! Since it's all in the same hotel, I don't mind ro...
by cat
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: All-World Predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 4640

Re: All-World Predictions

Jacob593 wrote:Other than that, Tejas Santanam (Guilford) and Anson Berns (Blair) come to mind as some probable candidates who weren't mentioned above.
Also, imo: you
by cat
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually Is?
Replies: 15
Views: 4337

Re: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually

(or attempted to play solo against a generalist à la IPNCT) It's funny this is brought up because I was just thinking about it the other day. Generalists that don't have enough deep knowledge or don't also have a specialized category to get them past the elimination heats and into the top 16 are sc...
by cat
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

Manheim Township will be using GSAC XXV for their tournament on April 7th! (Link updated in original post) With it being March already, I’m guessing most tournaments are already finalized BUT if your circuit hasn’t had a mirror and would like a set for a pre-nats tournament or something like that, d...
by cat
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 3714

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

I don't remember the last time VA did tryouts like some other states do. Would it be worth doing those this year like @ NAQT states or something?
by cat
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 3714

Virginia NASAT 2018?

Is there any interest for NASAT? Discuss.
by cat
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually Is?
Replies: 15
Views: 4337

Re: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually

It comes down to the player in the context of their team. The best player on a weak team, assuming they're decent, probably has a high PPG and a respectably, but low power ratio. What Ricky's saying could be true, but it's also possible the high power percentage player you're comparing them to is on...
by cat
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4919

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I wrote a musicals tossup on NYC last year, too. Because LA, Chicago, Paris, etc. are also possibilities, I think it plays out fine since most people won't buzz until they recognize a clue so I don't see any issue with the TU you just posted.
by cat
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JACK (HFT) @ Georgetown: 2/17/18
Replies: 3
Views: 2742

Re: JACK (HFT) @ Georgetown: 2/17/18

Thanks to Kevin and Georgetown for hosting the tournament!
by cat
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 13692

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I'm very guilty of of telling a teammate "oh that's what I thought it was" or "I should have gotten that earlier" after they answer a tossup. I've been trying to get myself to say "good buzz" or "nice buzz" when I want to say those things. Just want to say I really like this idea because it's 1) al...
by cat
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

The Michigan mirror of GSAC has been rescheduled for March 10th due to snow. GSAC is still available for mirror requests in a number of regions!
by cat
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 19984

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

Small thing: the 'whether your team has qualified' hyperlink on that page links to http://www.pace-nsc.org/2018-nsc-qualified-teams/, which doesn't exist, instead of http://www.pace-nsc.org/2018-nsc-qualifying-teams/.
by cat
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: James Blair Bowl II @ William and Mary Feb. 10 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2832

Re: James Blair Bowl II @ William and Mary Feb. 10 2018

Could we get a field update for this?
by cat
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN 2018 - Hannibal (Mo.) HS, 27th January 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 3653

Re: TWAIN 2018 - Hannibal (Mo.) HS, 27th January 2018

Congrats on a successful tournament! If anyone would like to give any feedback on the question set or see specific questions, join the private forum by going to User Control Panel > Usergroups > 2017 GSAC Discussion > Submit. Thanks!
by cat
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 20585

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

Is UVa not hosting the Virginia State Championship this year? Presumably not given VHSL's use of the relevant NAQT set, as well as it being unlikely that many teams would be willing to play a college set. You're probably right, which would be disappointing since I think(?) that means VA teams only ...
by cat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)

Yes, stats were uploaded today (I sent the link in the email follow up) and can be accessed here.
by cat
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18
Replies: 4
Views: 2460

Re: MVGS Open II in Warrenton, Va 1-27-18

I'd also be interested in a field update. Since chimera teams are allowed, what would the deal be with nats qualification, or will this tournament not be a qualifier?
by cat
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)

Thank you to all the teams that came today, especially those driving from out of state! Robinson and Early College @ Guilford were both 6-1 in the championship bracket and played a one game final, while Richard Montgomery and Montgomery Blair played a tiebreaker for 3rd. The final standings are: 1. ...
by cat
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)
Replies: 13
Views: 4110

Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

David, will each team get a copy of all of the questions, either in paper or electronic format, after the tournament is over, or after other mirroring tournaments are complete? I emailed Maggie Walker and they said that the set will be posted after all mirrors are complete. They did ask us not to d...
by cat
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

Boston Latin School will be mirroring GSAC at State Prep Invitational Tournament (SPIT I) on March 24th and TQBA will host a mirror at Rice University on April 7 Although the number will probably change as more mirrors happen, our current adjustment is 0.68, meaning it is very close to our target di...
by cat
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 5048

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

Just want to say I completely overlooked Katy Taylor's performance on IS-170, so I under-ranked them by quite a bit. Still, I'd probably only have put them around top 10 because of the P/T ratio. They had a really impressive PPB at Penn Bowl (about the same at Virginia A!) and good but not as impre...
by cat
Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)

Today is the last day to register, we would really like one more team to even the field at 20! Registered teams should expect an email from me tonight regarding the tournament.
by cat
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 16390

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Registration open!

I wasn't going to say anything since I thought it might be possible NAQT only sent it to some teams to try and balance the fields, but if it was sent to everyone couldn't it just have the opposite effect (i.e. all the strong teams moving to the afternoon session)?
by cat
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Science as a Humanities Player
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Re: Studying Science as a Humanities Player

Disclaimer: I'm not a science player. But if you're at a loss for where to start with science, the answer is the same as with any other category - read packets. Usually when I read through packets I skip science questions but our science player this year has some narrow weaknesses, so I've been forc...
by cat
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 5048

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

troyharris wrote:Assuming that one tournament you are talking about was HFT?
Yep, that one.
by cat
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 5048

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

Just want to say I completely overlooked Katy Taylor's performance on IS-170, so I under-ranked them by quite a bit. Still, I'd probably only have put them around top 10 because of the P/T ratio. Edited: They had a really impressive PPB at Penn Bowl (about the same at Virginia A!) but I agree with D...
by cat
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Shateyahronya III 2018 @ Powell, OH 1/6/18 (GSAC) OQBA
Replies: 8
Views: 2354

Re: Shateyahronya III 2018 @ Powell, OH 1/6/18 (GSAC) OQBA

If you'd like to give any feedback on the question set or see specific questions, join the private forum by going to User Control Panel > Usergroups > 2017 GSAC Discussion > Submit. Thanks!
by cat
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)

With the tournament less than two weeks away, I'm going to set the deadline to register as one week from now - Wed, Jan 10th. We look forward to seeing the above teams and more at GSAC!
by cat
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 20585

Re: DC Metro 2017-2018 Date Claim Thread

This might be a dumb question/one that's been answered already but given VHSL's use of converted IS packets (including IS-174), does that mean that there just won't be a NAQT states in VA this year?
by cat
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

Thanks to Davis Senior HS for hosting the first mirror of GSAC XXV! A private forum has been created titled "2017 GSAC Discussion" for those who have played the set and wish to discuss it. Go to User Control Panel > Usergroups > 2017 GSAC Discussion > Submit. The set isn't clear until it is uploaded...
by cat
Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: North Carolina 2017-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 6389

Re: North Carolina 2017-2018

The original date for GSAC XXV was snowed out, but it's been rescheduled for January 13, 2018. We hope some North Carolina teams can make it! viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20748
by cat
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:26 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

The University of Michigan will be mirroring GSAC at Michigan Winter Invitational on February 10, 2018.

We're still looking for more mirrors, so if your state/region doesn't have one yet and you'd like to host a tournament using GSAC please don't hesitate to contact me!
by cat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)

Current Field (teams / buzzers / staffers) NKA Homeschool Collective (1/0/0) Guilford Early College (1/0/0) Langley (1/1/0) Richard Montgomery (1/4/0) Robinson (1/0/0) Cosby (2/1/0) Midlothian (1/1/0) Collegiate (1/2/0) Montgomery Blair (1/1/0) Norfolk Academic Guild (2/1/0) New Kent (2/0/0) Cave S...
by cat
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3315

GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (1/13/18)

After our December date was cancelled due to snow, this is an announcement for the rescheduled date, January 13, 2018. Should it snow AGAIN, the new date will be March 31st The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies is pleased to announce Governor's School Acade...
by cat
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [CANCELLED] GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3548

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Due to some paranoia by our school administration about the snow, all Saturday activities for us and some of our surrounding school districts have been cancelled, so GSAC will be rescheduled. The new tournament announcement will be posted separately, sorry for the inconvenience y'all.
by cat
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [CANCELLED] GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3548

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

We expanded our field to 30! The last day to register will be December 5th.
by cat
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [CANCELLED] GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3548

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Our field is now full! Thanks to everyone who's registered. Teams may still send in registrations but will be placed on a waitlist in order of date registered. As we have done in past years, we would love to be able to expand the field if possible, so waitlist teams that are able to provide a modera...
by cat
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [CANCELLED] GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3548

Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

With just under a month to go before the tournament, I encourage teams to register soon! Our field is currently 11/24 full and it looks like we have teams from 5 states and DC already registered, so this should be a great opportunity for teams to play new competition.
by cat
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Davis Classic Tournament (Dec 16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: Davis Classic Tournament (Dec 16)

The link for GSAC info actually directs to last year's iteration, here is the link for XXV! viewtopic.php?f=109&t=20214&p=334078#p334078
by cat
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

We also have mirrors lined up in Union County, Tennessee (see updated link in original post) and near Lexington, Kentucky (details forthcoming)! If your school is interested in hosting a tournament using GSAC, please let me know! We're especially hoping to have mirrors in the following regions: -Nor...
by cat
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)
Replies: 12
Views: 6671

Re: GSAC XXV Mirror Requests (2017-2018)

I’m pleased to announce Rutgers-New Brunswick will be mirroring GSAC at Scarlet Knight Winter on Jan 27th!
by cat
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Battle of the Brains Style Tournament (10/28/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: VCU Battle of the Brains Style Tournament (10/28/17)

Is there a field update available for this tournament?