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by LeoLaw
Thu May 02, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Also, just for funsy, I have some opinions about Florida players awards partially inspired by NBA that my insomniac brain came up with: MVP(Most valuable player): Taylor Harvey Taylor is the Steph Curry of Florida quizbowl, enough said. Taylor is the kind of player who powers a tossup on your favori...
by LeoLaw
Thu May 02, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 5630

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I think cutting other categories to add 1/1 Math is an overreaction to this last ACF Nationals. I am not very good at most categories at the ACF Nationals level, usually when I play tournaments at that level I look forward to the Math questions. While I understand the editors' vision of blurting th...
by LeoLaw
Thu May 02, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 2207

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

13. David Honsinger David never fails to impress me with his early buzzes, usually on extra-canonical topics that make me wonder "how did he know that?" David's specialty seems to be "stuff you've never heard of" and that stuff scales all the way to nats. 14. Katia Diamond Like David and several ot...
by LeoLaw
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 5630

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I think cutting other categories to add 1/1 Math is an overreaction to this last ACF Nationals. I am not very good at most categories at the ACF Nationals level, usually when I play tournaments at that level I look forward to the Math questions. While I understand the editors' vision of blurting the...
by LeoLaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 5630

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I support more math in quizbowl, though I am not sure about 1/1 every packet (even though I would love that for selfish reasons). I think certain arguments against more math in quizbowl in the form of "group theory and tensors already comes up in Physics" is missing the point. It might not be the be...
by LeoLaw
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 5452

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Would this require some changes at the level of the college/department as well? Our quizbowl club didn't have a faculty adviser kind of thing, but a large part of why we were able to exist for the last four years was the support from the school in general. We are pretty well-funded. There may be an...
by LeoLaw
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 5452

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

As someone who is the president of a quizbowl club at a LAC with a population of about 850, I have a lot to say about this. Beside our school being extremely tiny, our club is pretty unique in that we are the southernmost active college quizbowl team that I know of, but I think other small colleges ...
by LeoLaw
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 3248

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

First of all, an important fact here is that the teams involved are New College and UF B, not UCF. Also, the TD might have made a mistake, but I think it is unfair to say that he “shouldn’t be running a meaningful tournament for awhile.” If ACF had a clear guideline for situations like this one, at ...
by LeoLaw
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ New College of Florida (11/10/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Re: Sun God Invitational @ New College of Florida (11/10/18)

field update:
NCF: 1 team
UF: 3 teams
UCF: 1 team
spoiler: 1 team
by LeoLaw
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ New College of Florida (11/10/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Sun God Invitational @ New College of Florida (11/10/18)

The New College Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Sun God on November 10th, 2018. Unfortunately, the 17th is a day when a football game, birthday of an important figure, and a college tour happens at different schools in Florida, thus I can only do it on Novemb...
by LeoLaw
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 21094

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Will there be a Florida mirror? Ideally at either UF or UCF? The first packet submission deadline is next week and I would prefer not to submit a pack without the knowledge that we can attend this tournament. The turn out for the Florida mirror last year was very good and there is no reason not the ...
by LeoLaw
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 5705

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

Have you tried asking the tournament head editor for exemption privately before? I have found that they are usually okay with it as long as it makes the field better.
by LeoLaw
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1425

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

- There was a bonus about functions whose squares are integrable, but it didn't have a note to accept things like "L2 integrable" or "in L2," which is the more formal way of talking about those functions (as opposed to "square integrable.") I agree, L2 integrable should even be the preferred answer...
by LeoLaw
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 15917

Re: Your Favorite Question

I don't have access to the tossup but someone wrote a tossup on "action" from physics at D2 ICT last year, I was very delighted.
by LeoLaw
Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 18295

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I'd really like to reject this idea that there are parts of the literature canon "worth the time to read." Everyone has different tastes in literature, and saying that certain books or authors aren't worth the time to read is just beyond silly. Agree. Dostoevsky is my favorite author but I can't sa...
by LeoLaw
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 25
Views: 6660

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Very happy to see this happening. I didn't play the first Math Monstrosity because I can only do it on Skype and I am not the biggest fan of Skype bowl. But I did play/read through all the packets. While I am not a big fan of the fact that my reader was struggling to read the nicely complied Latex M...
by LeoLaw
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at New College of Florida on October 28th, 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1005

Penn Bowl at New College of Florida on October 28th, 2017

New College of Florida will be hosting a mirror of 2017 Penn Bowl on October 28th, here is the link to the original post: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19987 . Location and Schedule: While the tournament is set to be on the New College campus, we have yet to finalize the exact...
by LeoLaw
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nationalities of Title Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 6162

Re: Nationalities of Title Winners

I remember someone telling me that Matt Bollinger is from Hong Kong, that doesn't necessarily mean he is a citizen of HK though, non-Chinese don't usually have it.
by LeoLaw
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017?
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

ACF Fall 2017?

The Fall semester is near and there is still no post about ACF Fall this coming semester. I was wondering if ACF Fall is taking a hiatus or possibly not existing anymore. This is based on the fact that there is a lot of possibly more desirable tournaments coming up.
by LeoLaw
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 12459

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

TDing a tournament was a stressful burden to my experience. If anyone is willing to take the burden to make the n-many teams who play to tournament happy, I don't think people with such pure intention would be cheating. Down here in the southeast we all know each other very well, it is hard to cheat...
by LeoLaw
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Tournament is a Crime @ New College of Florida (4/1/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

Re: This Tournament is a Crime @ New College of Florida (4/1

The price and location of the tournament was adjusted.
by LeoLaw
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Tournament is a Crime @ New College of Florida (4/1/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

This Tournament is a Crime @ New College of Florida (4/1/17)

Hello all: I am happy to announce that New College of Florida will be mirroring (This) Tournament is a Crime on April 1st. This is an open tournament. Location and time The tournament will be held at New College, in the Academic center, which is number 18 on this map (https://newcollege.smugmug.com/...