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by cornfused
Thu May 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 150
Views: 31478

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

Northwestern University Quizbowl will not participate in or host NAQT events until Matt has been removed.
by cornfused
Mon May 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9051

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

staaaaats?

Yogesh/Oishee/Colby/Amanda W./Nicholas K. won this, by the way. Matt L./Jeremy N./Amanda R. and myself finished second.
by cornfused
Tue May 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 8506

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

Ndg wrote:
k120 wrote:I'm going to Beloit College. Unfortunately, they don't have a quizbowl team, but hopefully I'll be able to start one.
Cool! Wisconsin could definitely use more college clubs.
Founding a club at a Wisconsin liberal arts college is possible, I swear! You can do this!
by cornfused
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 12165

Re: Players Choice Awards

Upset of the Year (submitted as the "Liberty defeats Penn" award): awarded to the team that pulled off the most notable upset of the year. Examples from last year would include McGill taking a top bracket spot from Columbia at ICT or Northwestern making a run to the ICT finals. If this is included,...
by cornfused
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4399

Re: Postseason poll

It is worth recalling that Chicago B did not play a full team at ICT, so I would advise taking their ACF finish as indicative. I'd advise voters to look at both ICT and ACF... but to both of the things Chicago B's "split squad" did at ICT. Second bracket at Div I and the Div II title ain't half bad.
by cornfused
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 19467

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

* In the Oklahoma packet, I meant to write that that the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (also known as Pea Ridge) led to Union control of Missouri, even though it was fought just south of Missouri in Arkansas. I've updated the question to be phrased accurately. Oh! There's a convenient recording of NU an...
by cornfused
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3447

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

Do we know at this point what the list of schools with active teams who could actually host a 50 (or 60)-team national championship in 2 buildings with access to a major airport is? I think Northwestern could handle this in Kresge, Fisk/Locy, and University, using the giant auditorium in Fisk for t...
by cornfused
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 19467

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament - being able to go back into retirement with an emphatic early neg on one of my books just feels right somehow. I'd like to particularly commend Dylan's writing on jazz questions - that fake/real books question was great, but it wasn't the only good jazz question by ...
by cornfused
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Final stats, pending corrections, are here.

The top four finishers:
1. Keith Country Day
2. St. Mary's Visitation A
3. University Lab
4. Barrington Station A
by cornfused
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Prelim stats

Please be back from lunch by 1:20 PM; we meet in Fisk 217, the same auditorium in which we held our morning meeting.
by cornfused
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

merv1618 wrote:
cornfused wrote:We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Staff scab plz
You got scooped.

We're full!
by cornfused
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!
by cornfused
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 7073

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Stupid question, but are the stats actually posted anywhere?
by cornfused
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Update, five weeks out: it's come to my attention that thirty is a much more convenient number for scheduling than thirty-two, so I'm changing the field cap accordingly. As of right now, this still leaves room for all but one of the waitlisted C-teams in the field. That being said, I'm going to prom...
by cornfused
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

Re: NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)

An update on this: with a week to go, the field is "closed," but one more Division II team would be useful. We currently have six teams in Div I and nineteen in Div II.

Expect a logistics post/email on Wednesday, but plan to arrive at Kresge Hall between 8:10 and 8:40 AM on Saturday.
by cornfused
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 3962

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

CPiGuy wrote:I swear to god, "that could screw up the schedule" was pretty much the first thing that entered my mind.
I helped put together the schedule for the site where Michigan played. We were confused by the labeling of the Michigan teams. It turned out alright, but we were confused.
by cornfused
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

With just about seven weeks to go before the tournament, we're sitting at twenty-nine teams, with enough on the waitlist to take those last three spots. I am keeping the waitlisted C teams on the waitlist for the moment.
by cornfused
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2018 @ UIUC
Replies: 8
Views: 3192

Re: ACF Regionals 2018 @ UIUC

I don't know who won overall, but Michigan A won the D2 title by virtue of being the only such team in the top bracket, and MSU A won the undergrad title by virtue of being the only such team in the top bracket with any wins against other top bracket teams. Northwestern A defeated OSU A in one semi...
by cornfused
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Trash)
Replies: 9
Views: 2210

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Tra

Does "teams a maximum of five players" mean it's 5v5? Or 4v4?
by cornfused
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)

Northwestern University's quizbowl team will be hosting the Midwest site of the 2018 NAQT SCT. The tournament will take place on February 3, 2018, on Northwestern's Evanston campus. I'll be serving as tournament director, and we'd love to see you there! Location and parking: The tourney will almost ...
by cornfused
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

Either write trash or don't write trash. Speaking as one of two authors of the trash in the videogame soundtracks/BoJack packet: I think it's safe to say that we basically did exactly that - we never quite decided for sure which was supposed to be the classy one. Whoops. I definitely agree that the...
by cornfused
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 142
Views: 50462

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

How does one delete a player?
by cornfused
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

The stats in Marianna's post above are complete. Chicago A won the tournament in a close final over Chicago B, who had defeated Illinois A in the previous game. I'd like to thank everyone for coming out today - but extra thanks to the staffers: Samir Khan, Ryan Rosenberg, Adam Sperber, Jessica Sween...
by cornfused
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

CPiGuy wrote:Is this field still current, or has it enlarged?
The only difference is the presence of house teams to get us to a manageable twelve. Updated.
by cornfused
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A, B, C teams
Replies: 13
Views: 3976

Re: A, B, C teams

Aaron's Rod wrote:Image
Sure hope some day that Jason Asher kid will make the Minnesota A team!
Hey now, give him some credit. Looks like he just worked up to the B team a few weeks ago!
by cornfused
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 2404

Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Northwestern Quizbowl is pleased to announce this year's edition of the annual Jr. Wildcat middle school tournament, to be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. I'll be directing the tournament this year. Question Set and Format : We will be using NAQT's MS-25 set for this tournament. Format will be 4...
by cornfused
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Re: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

Looks like we still have some room open!
by cornfused
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 3139

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

Just want to drop a note to say: this ran really smoothly. Thanks a ton to Chicago for a well-run tournament (and congrats to OSU again)!
by cornfused
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 4867

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

So the OphirStats have everything you could possibly want, except PPB. Here's PPB for our site. Team PPB Case Western 14.64 Chicago A 22.79 Chicago B 22.85 Chicago C 13.05 Chicago D 12.16 Kenyon 16.89 Michigan A 20.17 Michigan B 15.05 Michigan C 13.44 Michigan D 9.43 Michigan State A 21.58 Michigan ...
by cornfused
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 2468

Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

Northwestern University's quizbowl team is pleased to announce a mirror for the 2017 edition of Delta Burke , a college-level tournament written by Valencia College. The tournament will take place on November 18, 2017 , on Northwestern's Evanston campus. I'll be serving as tournament director. As in...
by cornfused
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Getting paid by ACF
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Re: Getting paid by ACF

Gautam wrote:Edit: check in the mail.
:party: :party: :party:
by cornfused
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Getting paid by ACF
Replies: 3
Views: 1883

Getting paid by ACF

ACF has owed Northwestern a four-figure sum since last winter, and my attempts to get this resolved through normal channels have been unsuccessful. What's a guy have to do to get cut a check?
by cornfused
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 11573

Re: Preseason Poll

Northwestern loses Dylan Max Rong (formerly of Northwestern) has joined up Max is a big loss for us, though obviously not as big a loss as Dylan is. Also worth noting is that Northwestern had essentially no bench last year: of the two returning players other than Adam and I, one is studying abroad ...
by cornfused
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 4995

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

(found the stats, please delete)
by cornfused
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 4995

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

Cheynem wrote:Mike Bentley and I are playing together. We have a track record of finishing somewhere between first and last, if you're interested in joining us.
Room for one more?
by cornfused
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Top five college teams for 2017–18
Replies: 17
Views: 6264

Re: Top five college teams for 2017–18

Northwestern still has Adam and Greg, if their grad programs don't prevent them from playing, as well as a small but extant supporting cast. We'll both be there and will be playing, though neither of us will have a TON of time to put into it. There are, I believe, 2.5 other people (rising juniors D...
by cornfused
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 13168

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

So, preliminary battle lines in terms of the Midwest next year: Notre Dame (Slick Rick) vs. Minnesota (Brian Kalathiveetil/John Waldron) vs. MSU (Me/Devin) vs. Chicago (a lot of good history/lit players) vs. Mizzou (Joe) This is gonna be lit I've heard that WUStL and Illinois play quizbowl. Also po...
by cornfused
Wed May 03, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 6376

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

Adam Silverman got every single biology and chemistry tossup in the ICT playoffs. He also supplanted that with some pretty darn good generalism, managing to take a bunch of important questions from some of the game's best specialists in their categories. It's too bad you didn't get to see this in t...
by cornfused
Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 87877

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

During our game against Northwestern at ACF Nationals, notable demigod Michael Coates got a tossup on Marfan syndrome second line. When we asked him about it after the game, he said that he buzzed on the clue about the Ghent criteria because he had once gotten tested for Marfan syndrome using the d...
by cornfused
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 15293

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

We'll be reading the only unused packet from this weekend, Finals 2, in the #quizbowl IRC channel at 9 PM eastern tonight. Out of curiosity, how many packets went entirely unused (at least Princeton and Northwestern, right?), and how were those packets chosen? Quality? or was it just that they were...
by cornfused
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 4466

Re: Midseason Poll

Since no one else has posted something similar in this thread yet, I thought I would go ahead and share the stats-tracking sheet that I've been keeping throughout the season. It's not the most thorough, but it should still be helpful, and its updated through this past weekend's WAO mirrors. I'll tr...
by cornfused
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)
Replies: 7
Views: 3488

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)

Finals will be up shortly, but here are the trophy-winning teams from yesterday. Dylan will post a more comprehensive wrap-up at some point, I assume, but congratulations to the teams below, and thanks to everyone for coming! OVERALL: 1. Chicago A 2. Michigan B UNDERGRAD: 1. Michigan B 2. Kenyon DIV...
by cornfused
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 3889

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)

Could we get a field update? I'd like to make sure Northwestern's registration email was received.
by cornfused
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 22597

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

kdroge wrote:the Invincibles (as opposed to say, the Phoenix Park Murders) is going to lead to lower power and conversion rates.
I agree with Kurtis, but this seems as good a moment as any to point out that Chris Borglum got this on literally the first clue. It was a ridiculously good buzz.
by cornfused
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 30164

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

Cheynem wrote:Some packets were combined, and we will also be using some editors' packets for the playoffs.
OK, that solves that. Thanks!
by cornfused
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 30164

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

How will packets work with no byes? There are byes for the prelims. The prelims will be played over 10 rounds. In odd-numbered rounds of the prelims, a packet from Bracket A will be read, and two teams from Bracket A will have a bye. In even-numbered rounds of the prelims, a packet from Bracket B w...
by cornfused
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 30164

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

What's the tournament format? Two brackets of ten teams each, followed by...??? Two prelim brackets of ten. Teams finish either in the top five or bottom five of their prelim bracket. In the playoffs, they then play the corresponding half of the other prelim bracket. Finals as needed. How will pack...
by cornfused
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 25694

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I'm not sure I agree with your logic there, Vasa - what the ACE folks are claiming is just that Hypothetical Solo Eric Xu isn't within the definition of "team." I don't think anyone objects to the idea of eligibility rules in general... certainly, an elementary school team with Jeff Hoppes as its fo...
by cornfused
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 9000

Re: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016

(I'm out - couldn't make this happen with work)