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by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 14
Views: 1671

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

Hey folks -- I am still looking to play this, and will gladly be placed on a free agent team if necessary, but if anyone would like to team up, I co-wrote CO Trash in 2014, Don't let him fool you. This misrepresentation won't stand. It was 2013 CO Trash. forgetting what years tournaments happened i...
by Auks Ran Ova
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 6
Views: 3640

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I'd like some clarification with regard to the eligibility rules. Specifically: High schoolers may play, and can play on chimera teams with permission, but permission will only be granted if they are unable to play with their school team. Can the editors provide an example of an instance in which a...
by Auks Ran Ova
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

As is my wont, it's inexplicably taken me several days to post the stats from the mirror of this we ran at the UMN NASAT site. Just like at the main site, we did one seeding round, then 7 rounds of promotion/relegation with only points scored in the top room counting towards the actual title. Here a...
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 10857

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Progcon wrote:Wakefield and Niekro are easily among the most notable knuckleball-pitchers of recent history. This is a very reasonable bonus for this difficulty IMO.
The second sentence here does not follow from the first.
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

We could also just combine teams into whatever numbers work. Not really a big deal if some side events end up 5-on-5, if that's the most convenient way to allow everyone to play.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 9
Views: 1765

Re: Where Stats Go

I heartily endorse this event or product.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 14879

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I'll have a little more detail when I get home from dinner, but thanks to everyone, players and staffers alike, for coming out! PLEASE DO NOT PUBLICLY REVEAL SET CONTENT. Thanks!
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (Late July 2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Chicago Open Trash 2020 (Late July 2020)

Hello friends, it's my fourth-favorite CO Trash tradition: announcing the next tournament after the writing, but before the running, of the current one. We're barging our way into the Sunday of CO/EO(/MO???) weekend of 2020 to run this again, having found that trading summer trash years with Erik Ne...
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 14879

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Cheynem wrote:how did last year's CO Trash go anyway HMM
dang it
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 14879

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Seems like a good time to note that we are definitely seeking staff for this tournament! You will be treated, we think, uncommonly well: last time we provided staffers a variety of drinks, snacks, and cough drops, and we also ordered Thai for lunch. We'll be trying to improve on that this year, so p...
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3007

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

agov01 wrote:In round 1, the tossup on iron said that galena was composed of iron and sulfur although it is made of lead and sulfur.
Man, it sure is. That will be corrected in the packets.
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3007

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

Symphony of Psalms and Chichester Psalms are by far the most famous works written on the Bible https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Matthew_Passion (this doesn't mean the question isn't maybe a little more guessable than ideal, but (1) it certainly does take some knowledge to make that leap and (2) the...
by Auks Ran Ova
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 14879

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Much like the main event, this tournament will be taking place at Northwestern University. More information will be provided as we acquire it.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 16644

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

In a turn of events nearly as unprecedented as a 100-72 final score, both teams chose to play for the Bounceback Foundation , which thus received a $500 donation from PACE. Thanks for looking out for each other, kids. To anticipate and answer your questions, discussion threads and the set itself sho...
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu May 31, 2018 1:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Keep the Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 2133

Re: Keep the Faith

I really appreciate this post.
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon May 28, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 5891

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

This set continued its predecessor's tradition of excellence--it was a delight to play! Thanks for writing and running it!
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue May 22, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 5891

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Would it be possible to hold off on starting this until after the staff tournament? That event should be pretty short (3-4 all-tossup rounds, I think?) and there's a decent number of people who would like to do both.
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed May 16, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 150
Views: 31478

Re: Matt Bruce

ninjernacci wrote:Can I request a content warning on this thread (either from the admins or from the creator), or at least on the OP? I feel like this thread is dealing with things that are 100% not good for some people to see.
Seems reasonable; I've added one.
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue May 15, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 150
Views: 31478

Re: Matt Bruce

And for what it's worth, maybe instead of continuing to fixate on this whisper network we could actually be coming up with solutions. We could come up with a way to report these things? There's a lot of blasting here with no way to fix any of this. So let's get out shit together and come up with a ...
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue May 15, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 150
Views: 31478

Re: Matt Bruce

The staff has decided to reopen this thread for discussion. Due to the sensitive nature of the subject at hand, it will be moderated more strictly than most. Please do not make flippant or unserious posts, as this is neither the time or place. Speculation regarding the identity of any alleged victim...
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon May 14, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!
Replies: 16
Views: 5590

Re: 2018 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Pi-oneers!

First of all, congrats to Shiva/Pi-oneers on an outstanding and historic performance. (After the final, Jeff Hoppes said he thinks this is the first time a solo player has ever won a team-based NAQT national championship, at any level, and I'd imagine the same is probably true of NSC and ACF Nation...
by Auks Ran Ova
Fri May 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Yeah, the ranking system worked pretty well last year, provided you can set up the form and read the results properly.
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed May 09, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 14879

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Progcon wrote:Will this be mirrored online at some point? I can't make it to Chicago this year.
Almost certainly.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sun May 06, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 4801

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

Yeah, I believe I've collected all the payments now so money should be on its way to you shortly.
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu May 03, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 5890

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

heterodyne wrote:
Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) wrote:I think it's very strange that the best Canadian quizbowl player in history is at his peak and you guys come up with rules to exclude him.
wait I thought he graduated after last year
yeah, not currently a student, seems straightforward even in the crazy mixed-up land of Canada
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 4801

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

To pay, you can either give me $5 cash or venmo me @ukonvasara.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 4801

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

Hello all:

Please be in Charles De Gaulle at 7:30. The field will be capped at eight teams, which I am happy to wantonly add people to as necessary. I will have a schedule ready then.
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 5189

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

AKKOLADE wrote:double secret probation, cool kid-only open teams
What does this mean, in terms that other people can understand and act on?
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 16865

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

This is just an announcement that this set is not clear yet; there will be a HS coach and player hybrid mirror in Texas on 4/13. The set will be posted on the archive shortly after. While I wait for ownership of the hsqb entry for CMST to be transferred to me, PDF copies of the packets can be found...
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 19467

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Amizda Calyx wrote:I personally feel that books written for laypeople should NOT appear in science questions, and especially not *multiple* books.
Why not?
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 3263

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

I am really unhappy with how some people in the collegiate/open community act towards each other, especially on the forums and sometimes on the Discord. After several instances of privately getting people to modulate their public behavior-–sometimes successfully–I’m finally pissed--off about it eno...
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 19467

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

The tournament would not have been possible without the efforts of Sarah Angelo, Eliza Grames, and Bernadette Spencer on the planning side, and without Sarah, Eliza, Ryan Rosenberg, and Rob Carson's great logistical work during the tournament. Gautam Kandlikar, as always, deserves thanks for taking...
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 25925

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Also, if you're driving, the Hayward lot is closed; MIT recommends parking along Memorial Drive instead.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 25925

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Please note that the team meeting has been moved from 10-250 to the nearby 26-100. Thanks, and apologies for the late notice.
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 7301

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...more consistency across formats will be good for the game long-term as it creates less of a shock for newer players shifting formats...longer games may lower retention rates for beginner level players...shorter, quicker [games] will help the game expand long-term. I don't want to speak for "newe...
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 5891

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Hey, any update on the timing of the HSNCT site?
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 2352

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

David Frazee sent me a box of old quizbowl stuff. One of the more interesting things was a program from 1995 ACF Nationals, featuring some artwork; a combination welcome and birth announcement from Don Windham and Carol Guthrie; information on participating teams (including messages), officials, an...
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3158

a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread

Who will win? Who will not win? Post your thoughts below!

EDIT: or above, thanks a ton forums software

DOUBLE EDIT: jokes are okay, just try to use this thread for something resembling an actual prediction about either of the national tournaments.
by Auks Ran Ova
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 5365

Re: The looming crisis

Speaking of which, when was the last time ACF brought on new people? Genuinely wondering because I don't know. It would seem to me that an organization that has had to defend itself under the premise that their members have real jobs would benefit from bringing on enthusiastic college students who ...
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 44
Views: 9688

Re: Your Favorite Question

5. In one game released for this system, the bandit Kurai tries to escape prison to reunite with Akara. Besides that game, Dying Eyes, other RPGs for this system include Reign of Legends and Desolate. One game that achieved its greatest popularity on this system displays messages such as "PIGS MADE...
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 8892

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Cheynem wrote:you dog where da other stats at
Will has the Scattergories stats; I'll put up the ACRONYM stats tomorrow.
by Auks Ran Ova
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)
Replies: 49
Views: 8892

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMN (3/3/18)

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out here; it was great to see a field like this at a Minnesota event, and I hope to see and take part in more similar events in the future.
by Auks Ran Ova
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 3901

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

Note that while the field is closed to new teams, there are still three spots available for potential free agents!
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 3901

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

Gotten enough feedback re: starting earlier that I've bumped times up by half an hour. I appreciate your flexibility though!
by Auks Ran Ova
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 3901

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

My plan is currently an 8 team RR followed by a 4/4 split; with our group of readers I certainly think we can blow through the prelims before lunch. I could also be convinced to move the start time earlier if enough people need to leave early, I suppose.
by Auks Ran Ova
Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 3901

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

I'm going to close the field now that we're at 8 teams. Please come up with a team name if you don't want one assigned to you; also, if you can, please stick a contact email address in the column on the spreadsheet I've just relabeled for that purpose. Entry will be $25/person (to defray the cost of...
by Auks Ran Ova
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 3769

Re: Words and Objects

Looking forward to this!
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 4307

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

jagluski wrote:Details to come shortly, but I will be planning a side event for staff only (in response to the staff survey results of 2018) to take place on Saturday night of HSNCT. This will be guerrilla format with minimal writing required to enter.
:f5:
by Auks Ran Ova
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 4307

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

Cheynem wrote:I mean, the last two years there's been a summer open that's just been all side events.

(I like those because I win a lot)
Seems very likely that there will be demand for something like it again this year, given how generally popular it's been.

(me too!)