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by cthewolf
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PACE NSC Rules Tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 307

PACE NSC Rules Tournaments

Just wondering if there is some sort of list of regions or tournaments that use 20 point powers and no negs or more importantly bouncebacks.

If not, do you have any suggestions for this type of tournament anywhere near Boston?
by cthewolf
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

We had a successful mirror over the weekend on Jan. 12 in Solon, OH. We're looking for more mirrors. Enjoy MLK Day.
by cthewolf
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 3866

How to Buzz Faster

Yes, I know learning more, doing more practice, and reading questions will help with anticipating the buzz etc. etc.<br/> I'm talking about pure speed. These are instances where you and another player buzz on the same word or same clue but in most cases not your typical difficulty cliff buzzer race....
by cthewolf
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 10475

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Are there any upcoming tournaments that would consider doing 20 point powers, no negs, and bounce backs on bonuses? Obviously NSC's distribution and question style is also different, but I'd just like a chance to get an idea of how it affects gameplay and strategy. I know few NE teams go to NSC, but...
by cthewolf
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

Thanks Mr. Bland for the input. Repeated content and the double tossup were definitely errors in the "physical" packeting which will be fixed when we crosscheck our spreadsheet with the round docs. Grammar will be addressed similarly. I will set up a survey for specific content based concerns includ...
by cthewolf
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

Firstly, we apologize to Blue Ridge and the attendees of the tournament. We should have delivered a well written set several days earlier. The inability to do so is entirely the fault of the BLISS I writing team. I will admit that some of our writers were inaccurate and/or dishonest in reporting the...
by cthewolf
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 7519

Re: Player tossup etiquette

A similar question: What's the procedure for accidental buzzes? I saw three separate instances yesterday and just want to know for future reference. 1. A player on the opposing team accidentally buzzed by dropping his buzzer (physically let go, not slid off the table) while a question was being read...
by cthewolf
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 7519

Re: Player tossup etiquette

Just curious, how would you buzzer fake? I have definitely met players (in Certamen, not quizbowl) who automatically buzz when they hear someone else buzz. Unlike quizbowl buzzers, Certamen machines recognize the first buzz on each team (so up to 3 basically simultaneous buzzes for 3 teams), and it'...
by cthewolf
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

I didn’t want to add more, but I really don't feel comfortable about the way our staffers are being discussed. It is true that we had inexperienced readers at SPIT. We took note of the problems it created and allowed only people with some experience playing or coaching to read for BLT. The scorekeep...
by cthewolf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

As to what Jacob mentioned: Anyone who's met me knows that I have a low voice that can be hard to hear. I speak in a higher voice which is easier to understand while reading, and I've also done so while reading during practice. In the specific case, the reader went to the bathroom after a round. I d...
by cthewolf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

That being said, thanks so much to everyone who came.

Belmont A won the tournament by clearing the field.

Please find the stats here: https://stats.neg5.org/t/2H9cP-QSK/blt-i/team-standings.
by cthewolf
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

I want to clarify that Nick immediately contacted an adult and got a second pizza for Belmont in addition to reimbursing the team. I also want to add to Nick's explanation about the buzzers that there was an unknown issue with sharing files on a few select rounds. I simply repeated the action in eac...
by cthewolf
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

Sorry, I wasn't trying to ignore you all. I never got any notifications. I really apologize for not addressing this earlier. First, I was very aware of the potential for strong pushback against the women's final. As it turns out, there are no women competing in the solo tournament. I personally apol...
by cthewolf
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

All teams that have expressed interest in either the novice or solo tournaments should confirm numbers as soon as possible.

Please find the rules for the trivia side event here: https://goo.gl/1CY5FW.
by cthewolf
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

EDIT: The Loners tournament has been reformatted. There will only be 1 room for the entirety of the tournament. We'll be using 20 question sets for prelims. Players will exit the round upon scoring 5 questions. Similar to history bee, tossups will go dead on the third wrong answer, and the player gi...
by cthewolf
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Team Dysfunction
Replies: 4
Views: 2842

Re: Team Dysfunction

As someone who's walked away from quizbowl and returned, you never know what's going to happen after you leave or if you'll ever want to come back. It's completely dependent on the situation of the team, why you play quizbowl, and what you do outside of quizbowl. I returned because I missed the game...
by cthewolf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rebuilding a Circuit
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Re: Rebuilding a Circuit

And I thought our circuit would need rebuilding...
by cthewolf
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 2753

Re: Analysis

As a player, I think the best mid match advice would be about minor adjustments. I would look for common mistakes like not conferring, not hearing all of the bonus, or not hearing out teammates. It's also helpful to hear where team members could maybe be a little more or less aggressive with relatio...
by cthewolf
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 5650

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

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by cthewolf
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6625

Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

Boston Latin School is proud to present the very first Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I. This tournament will be on Saturday, October 27, 2018, and will use SCOP Novice 9 (Beginners), 2018-19 Scobol Solo (Loners), and 2018 Boston Latin Trivia (BLT) Fall I (Trivia). Boston Latin School is located at 7...
by cthewolf
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: FAcT XIV @ Yale (09/22/2018; New Haven, CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: FAcT XIV @ Yale (09/22/2018; New Haven, CT)

Sorry, the link I posted requires an NAQT account already being signed in to. Only way to see the field is to use the here link in the original post and going to current field.
by cthewolf
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

Mirrors
Blue Ridge, IL: Mike Hendricks Memorial 11/17/18
Solon, OH: Solon High 1/12/19
Dorman, SC: Cavalier Classic 1/19/19
Galesburg, IL : Scholastic Bowl 2/9/19
by cthewolf
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rebuilding a Circuit
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Re: Rebuilding a Circuit

Definitely agree about High School Quiz Show. I reached out to a lot of teams before SPIT I that either did HSQS in recent years or had done quiz bowl at some point in the past. I almost always got the response that they don't have enough interested players to field a team right now but would still ...
by cthewolf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg5 Password Reset
Replies: 0
Views: 1443

Neg5 Password Reset

Anyone know how to do it?
Greatly appreciated.
by cthewolf
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Setting up team for success & dealing with internal issues
Replies: 6
Views: 5344

Re: Setting up team for success & dealing with internal issu

I had a similar situation last year, and I actually ended up quitting the team for several months. I came back mostly because of my friends on the team. In fact, I was still playing Science Bowl with our science player and History Bowl with our two historians. When I returned, I went in with a menta...
by cthewolf
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 4479

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

Bruce's post reminded me of the PUBG creator's comments about the redzone: "If you’re dying to the red zone then, I’m sorry but you’re not a very good player.". I would definitely agree that either part of the answer should be acceptable with the only exception being multiple teams with the same loc...
by cthewolf
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Student looking to start a team
Replies: 5
Views: 4389

Re: Student looking to start a team

As someone who had to start/rebuild a quizbowl team myself, these are my 14 tips. Hope this helps. 1. Recruit for specialties : There are few people that are just generally interested in academics as most have a specific subject they like. Imo, you are likely to find a quizbowler if you search for s...
by cthewolf
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rebuilding a Circuit
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Rebuilding a Circuit

The Massachusetts circuit will lose many seniors this season due to graduation from multiple schools. These seniors represent not only many of the more talented players in our circuits, but in many instances, the primary reason that their school has a quizbowl team. Massachusetts has few teams with ...
by cthewolf
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest is down
Replies: 10
Views: 5221

Re: Quinterest is down

It seems to have stepped out again...
by cthewolf
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 5616

Re: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

It's already a website: http://tycho.outplayedapps.com/.

The audio doesn't seem to be working on the website though. Do you know what happened to Quinterest?
by cthewolf
Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 8949

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

Out of curiosity, what is the reasoning against harder finals? My understanding was that harder sets differentiate teams with deeper knowledge and this would be more necessary in later rounds. Personally, I would advocate for 3 steps: prelims, playoffs, and finals, but this isn't very practical as e...
by cthewolf
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 5650

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

They tempered their negging problem drastically by HSNCT I think people forget about context when looking at statistics. While we took care of our "negging problem" on paper at HSNCT, I would say that we definitely lost or almost lost multiple games to clearly weaker teams because of negging. Obvio...
by cthewolf
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

Please note the changes to the distribution and the new 4/4 lit.
by cthewolf
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 24773

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

I hadn't seen this thread till now, but I was the player that negged (and protested) the hockey tossup (1st tossup in the packet) with Miami Heat on what I thought was a Chris Bosh clue. I also failed to get away on a bonus in the same round with "corvins" for "corvids" with probably the only modera...
by cthewolf
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

No: I was hoping to use the set for SPIT II 2-3 weeks before States, but I think we will be changing the acronym and hosting earlier if states is so late in the year.
by cthewolf
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 6201

2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

Hi Everyone, It is my pleasure to announce the very first edition of the Boston Latin Invitational Scholastic Series, BLISS I. The set will be available for mirrors starting in November 2018. The set is officially done and fully edited. I will be head-editing the set with our team writing the entire...
by cthewolf
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2018 SCOP Novice 9
Replies: 9
Views: 6183

Re: 2018 SCOP Novice 9

Boston Latin School would like to mirror the SCOP 9 set in October 2018. Please let me if this is possible at cjj9000@gmail.com.
by cthewolf
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 10475

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Boston Latin School would like to tentatively claim October 20 for a novice tournament. More info soon.
by cthewolf
Thu May 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: State of quizbowl in Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 5831

Re: State of quizbowl in Mass

Big shoutout to all the seniors graduating this year. I think one big potential issue is contact for tournaments as most of the club captains/presidents are seniors(Neil, Frank and Prat come to mind). Please reply to this thread with the new contact person's name and email if your school is in this ...
by cthewolf
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18
Replies: 16
Views: 6136

Re: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18

Hi Everyone, A complaint I've received is about confusion around the playoff structure and byes in the morning. I just wanted to clear this up. The byes in the morning were required to have the 4 by 5 prelims with the new division separate. Any other numbering would have made it very difficult to ha...
by cthewolf
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18
Replies: 16
Views: 6136

Re: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18

Thank you so much to everyone that came to SPIT I, especially all the wonderful staffers. We know that we had some pretty bad hiccups in the morning due to scheduling errors and some connectivity issues as well. We really appreciate everyone's patience and want to sincerely apologize about all the i...
by cthewolf
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9325

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

Hi Ashwin, I was wondering if you still have the list. One of my teammates is trying a similar project where he adds information under vocabulary words to create a sort of quizbowl science glossary. It's already over 40 pages long and over half of the words do not yet have definitions or clues. I th...
by cthewolf
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: MA State Championships @ Phillips Academy (4/7)
Replies: 5
Views: 3100

Re: MA State Championships @ Phillips Academy (4/7)

What better way to prepare for State Championships than to come to the States Prep Invitational Tournament (SPIT) I. SPIT I will be held @ Boston Latin School on March 24 as a mirror of GSAC XXV. Join veteran and newer teams in beautiful, bustling Boston, MA to see how you're doing right before the ...
by cthewolf
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18
Replies: 16
Views: 6136

Re: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18

As of right now, the only team in the new to quizbowl division is Lincoln Sudbury. More experienced schools with multiple teams may request at most one spot in the division. This is meant for teams composed entirely or mostly of fairly new players. Please do not try to put freshmen prodigies on such...
by cthewolf
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: FACTS @ MIT (March 10, 2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 3759

Re: FACTS @ MIT (March 10, 2018)

Field update please.
by cthewolf
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18
Replies: 16
Views: 6136

Re: SPIT I @ BLS (Boston, MA) GSAC XXV mirror 3/24/18

We've received updated information about the tournament qualification: "This tournament qualifies as a Platinum Qualifier." This means the top 25% of teams competing will be eligible to qualify for the National Scholastic Championship, hosted by Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, durin...
by cthewolf
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVII @ Yale (2/10/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 5470

Re: BHSAT XXVII @ Yale (2/10/18)

Field update please. Also, will there be any opportunity to have a tour of the campus or just look around? Two exchange students will be with me during the tournament and both are interested in attending Yale and just seeing what American college looks like.
by cthewolf
Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HSNCT vs. NSC
Replies: 3
Views: 3386

HSNCT vs. NSC

Our team just qualified for both tournaments at KPAQT VIII and would like to go to a national tournament with our fairly new team (1st tournament with the 4 current A team members and 3rd ever tournament on average). However since we are also likely attending NHBB nationals, we may be financially li...