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by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DII Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3087

Re: DII Midseason Poll

It is worth noting that, as far as I know (I may be mistaken!), UCLA will not be fielding the roster that many assumed that they would at the season's outset, and Texas's D2 players will be playing D1, so voters should take these changes from the preseason into account. My quick take is that Chicago...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Approach Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1948

Re: How to Approach Literature

Especially if you're starting out, learning clues that come up for works and authors is crucial – I carded a ton of literature clues for novels and short fiction in May and July, and that definitely gave me a great foundation from which to expand my knowledge further while still getting me points. R...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10699

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Barrington HS, being in Rhode Island, is also outside the region of the poll. However, they exclusively play tournaments in the NY region. As such, I decided to make an exception for them. My decision in this matter is final. Wait, what? Barrington has played two tournaments and registered for two ...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 18
Views: 4431

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

To those I've met and befriended over the last two years up here: thank you for your collegiality, conversation, and passion. I'll be leaving my alma mater at the end of next week to begin a job in Washington, D.C., but will remain forever grateful for the opportunity to rejoin — as a coach — a str...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors
Replies: 12
Views: 5350

Re: 2019 BLISS I Open for Mirrors

It appears that the radio silence after Charles' post was, as you'd expect, not a good sign; word from a friend of mine at Blue Ridge today is that rounds 1-5 didn't make it to the tournament host until 7:15 this morning, round 6 didn't arrive until just before lunch, and round 7 didn't arrive at a...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 6103

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

As for the music, I agree with the above comments that the score clues probably could have been used in a more consistent manner as they ranged from the very recognizable opening chord of Don Giovanni as the first clue for a Don Giovanni TU to a long, drawn-out score clue from Liebestraume in a bon...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 5595

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

[Neg5] also alleviated the need for a stats room and runners. This, in my opinion, is one of the biggest pitfalls about Neg5 (aside from the obvious issues with stats accessibility, overall glitchiness, and so on). A well-run tournament will almost always have a separate control room with at least ...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 33
Views: 12905

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

I'm curious to see the results if A-sets were counted, as they are in HSQBRank (I don't believe MSNCT is). Would the rankings change significantly?
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 55
Views: 10699

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

At least based on PHSAT results, I think it's fair to say that Hunter has recovered from their losses much quicker than anticipated, winning the tournament outright while missing Brian Lu.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 18
Views: 4431

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I think the top 5 teams right now in New England including NY are the following: 1. Hunter From what I've seen from his forum posts, Daniel's talent is only eclipsed by his humility in saying that several teams will surpass his team. Let's face it. Hunter is and has been the best high school team i...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 7556

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

AGoodMan wrote:It's been awhile, but here are the long-awaited, forum-accessible stats: prelims, playoffs, and combined.
Thank you! It's very appreciated.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 20478

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could you post a few of the least converted tossup answerlines? I have a feeling that the Emcee from Cabaret tossup might be one of them.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rebuilding a Circuit
Replies: 5
Views: 3180

Re: Rebuilding a Circuit

I think it could be worth it to contact the High School Quiz Show folks and ask if you and a couple others can advertise quizbowl, NAQT, local tournaments, and other related things at the Super Sunday tryouts (or even prior to them). While HSQS doesn't make a concerted effort to aid in the spread of...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 15358

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I also had a ton of fun, and I was very impressed at how well the whole day was run, especially considering how coagulated the schedule seemed to be (with back-to-back main events and side events and whatnot). Thank you to Raynor and co. for organizing this!
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

Re: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one

My team at the beginning of this past school year epitomized mediocrity. The first three tournaments I ever attended (March, October, and November 2017), we finished smack dab in the middle of the field. I was frustrated because I knew we had the potential to be good (my teammate was the second high...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 15358

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I'm on a team with Peter and Alex Schmidt and we are looking for a fourth. If anyone is interested, please email me at avmanmirza@gmail.com. Thanks! I know some high school players in the area that might sign up as free agents in the coming days; this information might be helpful for anyone looking...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 18
Views: 4431

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

Thanks for doing this, Wonyoung. A couple of quick things to add from the New Hampshire end. I agree with your assessments here for the most part here. I would say though that when Plymouth did get it's full A-team together with the seniors, we were very tough to beat, as witnessed by a runner-up f...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 18
Views: 4431

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

As someone who will be leaving this circuit and is now merely an observer (although I intend to continue to help from afar with circuit building efforts in whatever capacity I can), I'm excited to see what is on the horizon for New England quizbowl. I agree with all of Michael's points regarding CT,...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 20478

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Some animals have an organ called the VNO to augment this sense. It is often impaired in patients with Kartagener syndrome. The cribiform plate carries the first cranial nerve, which is named for this sense. This sense's signals bypass the thalamus, and go to a namesake (*) bulb after stimulation o...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 9915

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Deviant Insider wrote:
Thiccasso's Guernthicca wrote:I think I remember hearing that the nomination ballots were cast before NASAT, so anything NASAT-related probably didn't have much of an effect on the nominees list.
FAKE NEWS! My ballot was cast after NASAT.
Whoops. Ignore me!
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 9915

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

It would also be nice to have clear criteria regarding what the awards are specifically looking for. Does this consider PPG? Power count? Leadership ability? Finish at nationals? I think the area of confusion for many of us is inconsistent criteria- an indefensible omission in the mind of someone j...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Open NASAT Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3589

Re: Penn Open NASAT Mirror

Is this rescheduled date final? I know of several people (including myself) who were planning to play this mirror, but are no longer able to due to the rescheduling.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: HS Player Poll Results

In a player poll like this, we wouldn't expect players such as Shripad or any of the other players we mentioned to crack the top 40. However, each of these players probably deserved to receive at least a couple votes. These players had better overall numbers than some of those in the "others receiv...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: HS Player Poll Results

There really isn't a way to get your name out there when you're on a slightly above average team (such as Irvine) in a circuit dominated by the same two/three teams every year. Yes, there is. Max Shatan of Bard (and, by the way, I would like to make clear that to call both Irvine and Bard "slightly...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: HS Player Poll Results

In retrospect, Ethan was pretty underrated here.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 5273

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I'm also tentatively interested.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 10194

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Late, but I really enjoyed playing this set! It was great to revisit the halcyon days of my childhood (and depressing once I realized how much of my childhood Pokémon knowledge I had forgotten), so thanks so much for putting this together. As a side note, do you have any idea when/if stats will be p...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 7279

Re: HS Player Poll Results

ansonberns wrote:Tejas Santanam was incorrectly referred to as Tejaskaran
And they said Infinity War is the most ambitious crossover event in history.

In all seriousness, thank you for organizing this!
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 5506

Re: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:Was video for this ever uploaded? If so, could you post a link?
This should be it, I think.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNXN1SlVevc
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MIT summer practices
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: MIT summer practices

Will these be happening again this year?
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 20478

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Were there repeated answerlines (but not repeated question content necessarily) between the morning and afternoon rounds? I recall playing Keats and Ishiguro tossups, although I do believe they were slightly different in terms of question content.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:49 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 11965

Re: High School Player Poll

Forums drama aside, I would like to give a quick plug for Nick Rommel of Lexington. Despite being solely a humanities specialist, his PP20TUH at HSNCT was greater than those of his three other teammates combined. He led his team, one that was not projected to be a nationally competitive team at all,...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 15358

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I'm just a high schooler who probably doesn't get much of a say, but I'd like to voice my support for keeping it on the original date. Also, using this as an opportunity to say that I'm also looking for a team. I am an unremarkable high school player, but I will ideally have had a month of summer st...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 20478

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could I please see the tossups on Woolf, flute, The Emcee from Cabaret, and Primavera?
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Wed May 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 48115

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

I'm probably not adding anything particularly noteworthy to this discussion, but I also wanted to voice my disgust and shock at how Matt Bruce has been employed by NAQT for so long in spite of such outwardly repugnant behavior. Seeing as how NAQT currently markets itself as a popular gateway to quiz...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun May 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 3921

Re: HSNCT-only predictions

I think this is a great idea as well! However, I do think that averaging IS PPBs over the season, while probably the best methodology for the purposes of this poll, does fail to account for teams that have significantly improved or teams that have failed to play tournaments with their full rosters (...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Tue May 01, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: State of quizbowl in Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 5129

Re: State of quizbowl in Mass

Perhaps Harvard can run a novice tournament next year (maybe on SCOP or something) - nothing is set in stone of course, but we'll see what we can muster up. Several very strong players in the circuit are matriculating at Northeastern as well, and they have expressed interest in helping run more tou...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

Re: BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)

Thank you to everyone who attended and competed at BAIT today! We're pleased to say that, despite falling slightly behind schedule, we finished playoff rounds by 5:00, and things went smoothly overall. A special shoutout to the staffers who came and volunteered their time today – we certainly could ...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 19116

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

dablasian wrote:Is the only video/audio of a game from IPNCT the game between Maximilian and Tora?
They took audio/video of other games, but I imagine that they are holding off on publishing them until later because the D2 ICT set is not yet clear.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK
Replies: 10
Views: 6076

Re: SOUNDTRACK

Will there be a signup posted?
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

Re: BAIT I @ Belmont, MA (4/28/18)

As the tournament draws closer, a couple of reminders/updates: - Unless we hear about any additional interest from teams that have not signed up yet, we will be lowering our field cap to 18 on 4/21 in order to facilitate our planning. - As mentioned in the post, 4/24 is the deadline both for registr...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 6109

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

I also left out non-HSNCT attending teams in my analysis as well as teams that don't frequently compete in our circuit, but Plymouth is indeed very impressive for a team of younger folks (I was shocked to hear that Rhys is only a sophomore!). I can see them becoming even more of a regional powerhous...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '17-'18
Replies: 24
Views: 6109

Re: New England Discussion '17-'18

Thanks to Nick for kicking off nationals discussions! I figured that I should pitch in my two cents as well. As a whole, I wouldn’t expect MA quizbowl to represent themselves as strongly at HSNCT on the surface – I doubt any of us will be breaking T-25 range – but I do think that our successes will ...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 45439

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wrote:I may have overlooked it, but do you have stats from Yale's BHSAT on February 10th entered?
Yeah, I think so. Fred told me the adjustment is +1.5 for now, and that matches up with one of our reported aPPBs.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 8595

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Sorry to request more questions, but could I see the Virginia Woolf, Shostakovich, Debussy, and Porgy and Bess tossups?
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 16753

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I have to admit I've been a little shocked recently to see some people questioning whether they'd be welcomed as a volunteer organizer or writer. For anyone who's in that boat: how can the quizbowl community do a better job of communicating that we desperately need as many competent and interested ...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 45439

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

I'm going to guess one of them was supposed to be Great Neck North.
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 8595

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I only played the first 9 packets on Discord, so I when I read packet 10 yesterday, I was surprised to see a tossup on Eugene McCarthy. The tossup on him went dead on my room and someone negged with "Humphrey" about midway through. This seems pretty hard to me. The exact same neg happened with us. ...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 8595

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Thanks for posting the Ionesco TU! My issue with it was that Beckett also has a play that is often concluded with the stage fading into darkness and the cast repeating at increasing speeds the entire play itself. I had buzzed in before the actual repeated quote from The Bald Soprano and negged it wi...
by Thiccasso's Guernthicca
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 8595

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the Ionesco tossup? Unless I'm dumb and/or heard it wrong, the second line could be neg bait for Beckett.