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by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 8
Views: 2148

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Some preliminary notes on logistics, due to the unusual time slot we’re occupying- We’re planning on meeting Sunday night at either 9 pm or a few minutes after finals ends, whichever is later. We’ll quickly go over the schedule and the rooms, make sure everyone is present, and get to starting asap -...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2284

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

If you like to play quizbowl or move the scientific needle, please sign up for the QANTA League 1 event next month. You can register by logging into your Qblitz account. Will this event also use questions used at the in-person QANTA League mirror, or will these questions be fresh for participants o...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3002

2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

Many players would agree that pure mathematical rankings can’t tell the full story about any given team's strengths and weaknesses. Each team has a unique story and personal character which cannot be gleaned off of a mere look at a stats page. This is why we believe player-submitted polls are crucia...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IL 2018 Midseason Ranking Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: IL 2018 Midseason Ranking Poll

Thank you all for your patience! Without further ado the results of the poll: 1. Uni Lab A - 153 High: 1 Low: 4 (11 first votes) 2. Auburn - 137 High: 1 Low: 4 (2 first place votes) 3. Stevenson A - 136 High: 1 Low: 4 (3 first place votes) 4. IMSA - 117 High: 2 Low: 5 5. OPRF - 82 High: 5 Low: 8 6. ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IL 2018 Midseason Ranking Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

Re: IL 2018 Midseason Ranking Poll

Just 5 days left to submit a ballot--make sure to get them in! Voter turnout is looking solid right now but could always be better.
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: IL 2018 Midseason Ranking Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 1911

IL 2018 Midseason Ranking Poll

On behalf of the Illinois Quizbowl discord, I, Vishwa Shanmugam, am pleased to announce the 2018-19 ILQB midseason poll. While anyone can submit a ballot, we will ask that you demonstrate your knowledge of the circuit by justifying your ranking. In your ballot, we will ask you to rank any ten teams ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 13528

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Some random stuff that I remember: -I think the Bocaccio bonus part in Editors (6?) claimed that the Decameron was about 5 men and 5 women, escaping a flood -I've heard multiple people negged Yugoslavia with Croatia on the clue about the ustase since those were specific to Croatia -I think labors of...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 7381

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Overall, I thought this set was fun - there was a good mix of fun qs on core content and some interesting out there ideas. I generally appreciated the answerline selection and thought there were a lot of well executed ideas. One of my biggest problems with the set was the subdistributing. In the 13 ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 11561

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

What criteria was used here? I see that Arjun Nageswaran has put up scores of 42.50, 4.38, 29.17, 19.51, 6.00, 66.67, and 18.42 PPG at tournaments this season. His two best performances were when he was playing on teams where he was essentially playing by himself. While the 66.67 at PACE NSC is (no...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 13729

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, frequen...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 23481

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup on "Special Relativity" from round 27? Also, if/when conversion stats go up would I be able to see conversion stats on the wave theory tossup (round 10) and Portugal (lit tossup from Round 26?) Also also, am I allowed to ask what the distribution ended up being in round 27? Th...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Wed May 30, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 54208

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

The initial allegations and the subsequent blog posts in this thread were perhaps the only things I have ever read that have made me feel physically sick. I can't imagine anyone wanting to associate themselves with someone who says those sorts of awful things publicly, and as everyone else has said,...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 12608

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

I'm heading to the University of Maryland, almost certainly playing as well!
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 10953

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I really really enjoyed this set, and I thought there were a lot of cool tossup ideas and clues (I really really enjoyed the races in myth tu and the electron transfer tus, along with numerous others) I had a couple comments on some stuff: -The pronoun in the above superfluids tossup being singular ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: All-World Predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 6437

Re: All-World Predictions

Just noting, I think Alex Schmidt (LVA) is a really really big miss after being a first team member last year and staying roughly on par this year. I'm not sure how the teams weight generalists vs. specialists, but I also think Geoffrey Chen (Wayzata) is worth looking at, because he has had really g...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 6867

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

Any predictions before nationals? (Honestly, this is more me trying to get to know the landscape of the region this year after having been absent for so long) Hunter is probably a clear favorite in the area, and I don't forsee that changing too much. After that, I think that Lehigh, High Tech, and ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What is the Best Way to Tell How Good a Player Actually Is?
Replies: 15
Views: 6081

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

I'm a big fan of powers per game as a base statistic. Agreed; I find power percentage when used in context is also helpful to distinguish how good specialists are (A player with something like 50/10 probably has really really deep lockdown knowledge in one field, which you can't necessarily say for...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Good YouTube Channels for Studying
Replies: 3
Views: 2316

Re: Good YouTube Channels for Studying

As a science (mostly physics and math) player, Numberphile, Computerphile, SixtySymbols, and PBS Space Time are some of my personal favorites. I've also heard good things about PBS Eons and PBS Infinite Series, though I haven't watched them myself. Seconding PBS Infinite Series, it's really fun and...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)
Replies: 13
Views: 5089

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

Is it likely that the field will be expanded?
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 7006

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

I actually weighted EFT/Penn Bowl/hard college things less heavily than regular difficulty stuff, partly because the PPB adjustments get kind of wonky when there's only a handful of high school teams playing a set, and also partly because I feel like the national tournaments (especially HSNCT) are ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 7006

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12Fk ... sp=sharing

This doc has all of my rationale for voting. If you have any further questions, feel free to shoot me a pm!
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 5330

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Thanks, I knew I was missing something
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 9601

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

That being said, I don't believe we formed a superteam either. We finished behind one other high school team (High Tech A) and had comparable ppbs to both High Tech A and Lehigh, and played close games against both (within 100 points of each). If you want to argue that chimera teams can demoralize ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 5330

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Can I see the tossup on phonons? I wanted to see what made the first clue phonons and not superfluids. Thanks!
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 9601

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Given that I was part of the chimera team at Penn Bowl, I want to apologize if any team was indeed demoralized (and I don't mean this in a sarcastic manner). Thinking back on it, I do agree that our seemingly preferred treatment as the only chimera team seemed unfair to other teams who were never gi...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 8424

Re: FONS III

Gentlemen, Rest assured, in my 18 years of teaching and coaching Scholar Bowl, I have taken plenty of criticism, so I have the ability to do it. I posted this yesterday, but for some reason, it did not go through. I have played and/or coached Scholar Bowl since 1994. I get the game, and the distric...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 8424

Re: FONS III

As someone who has been interested in getting a group of JV kids at my school interested, I looked through FONS II last year to see if I could use it in practice for JV. While I thought there were some interesting and well written tossups, there were a couple of big things that bothered me. For inst...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2017 Maryland Fall available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 7578

Re: 2017 Maryland Fall available for Mirrors

Will a usergroup for this set be created soon?
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Wed May 31, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 46156

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Using this theorem speeds up the RSA encryption algorithm by about a factor of 4. All the moduli must be pairwise relatively prime to use this theorem, which is often combined with Euclid's algorithm. This theorem is often explained in terms of soldiers (*) left over when splitting a regiment into ...
by Karansebes Schnapps Vendor
Wed May 31, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 46156

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the question on the Chinese Remainder Theorem? iirc I negged it with Fermat's Little Theorem based off of the RSA clue, which I thought might be technically correct, but I might be misremembering something. Thanks in advance!