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by ecks
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 14842

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Count me in!
by ecks
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Cental SCT at WUSTL (2/7/09)
Replies: 19
Views: 4240

Re: Announcement: NAQT Cental SCT at WUSTL (2/7/09)

I'd like to thank WUSTL and Neel for providing an excellent tournament. After looking at the stats, it looks like I heard an average (!) of 23 tossups a game, which is a very clear indicator of how sharp and competent the entire moderating staff was. I really had a great time on Saturday.
by ecks
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT Cental SCT at WUSTL (2/7/09)
Replies: 19
Views: 4240

Re: Announcement: NAQT Cental SCT at WUSTL (2/7/09)

Can we get a field update? Pls?
by ecks
Fri Nov 28, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The mystery of stepping stone theory.
Replies: 77
Views: 9059

Re: The mystery of stepping stone theory.

It was because in the 2 months of practicing almost exclusively on A series/IS sets and listening to Tom Sullivan gripe about ACF being impossible they had already gained an aversion to anything without the nice NAQT label. As Carleton is an established team that attends some circuit events, I wond...
by ecks
Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Lower Midwest at Missouri S&T (1/17/09)
Replies: 10
Views: 2228

Re: ACF Winter Lower Midwest at Missouri S&T (1/17/09)

Truman State will almost certainly bring at least 2 teams to this.
by ecks
Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 2965

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Truman State will also endeavor to bring at least one, possibly two teams to this event.
by ecks
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)
Replies: 60
Views: 32107

Re: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)

Any idea on when tournament sites will be announced? Whether we attend this tournament or not depends largely on whether we will need to stay at a hotel the night before.
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Stats are now done. A few notes: I don't have the list right now of what packets were read what rounds, but I will have that sometime later tonight. Also, I don't have a scoresheet for what happened between WashU D and Missouri B in the Beta bracket. Does anyone know what happened in that game? Also...
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Right, but Donald is (correctly) saying that, if you'd run a full round robin and used the (one) bye team's packet where applicable for their bye round, you'd have had enough packets to run play-in games and a final (you wouldn't have to worry about the potential for remaining packets having been w...
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

dtaylor4 wrote:I already emailed you some suggestions for running a better tournament, but I am going to address this point: if you're going to use byes, then common sense dictates that during each round, use the packet of the team that's not playing.
That's what I did.
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Wow, so there has been a lot of talk here. I'm still in the process of compiling stats to make sure that they are accurate (although one of the stats sheets went missing, so one game will be unaccounted for unless people who were there can help me fill in the gaps), but a couple of notes: I'll disco...
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

The placement: Overall for the playoff bracket (including forfeits): 1 - Illinois A (7-0) 2 - Missouri A (5-2) 3 - Illinois B (4-2) 4 - WashU A (3-3) 5 - Illinois D (1-5) 6 - Missouri State (0-6) I believe you're missing a certain WashU C in at 2-4, for fifth overall.... I believe you're right. My ...
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

I don't really understand what you are adding to this discussion other than unnecessary vitriol. Have I claimed that my direction was perfect? Have I not already apologized for the lateness of the tournament? I do not wish to shift the blame onto others, because as TD I am responsible for the smooth...
by ecks
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

From Rule I.3.3.3 of the official ACF rules (http://www.acf-quizbowl.com/documents/acfrules_final.pdf), page 15: When using a multi-bracket preliminary format followed by rebracketing into new divisions for round-robin playoffs, preliminary records should not carry over. As of the end of the playoff...
by ecks
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

So, as of 9PM, the tournament is finally concluded. I know there were many teams who did not like this late end, and I'm sorry that it ran so late - I didn't like it any more than anyone else. I'd like to make a few comments, though: -As was noted previously, the format (for the 14-team field) was t...
by ecks
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

For those of you following at home, the final field was 14 teams. The teams were split into two 7-team brackets, which will play a full round robin. After lunch (which ends at 145), teams will begin round 6. After the first 7 games, teams will be rebracketed into playoff brackets. The standings as o...
by ecks
Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Okay, so we've had a lot of teams dropping in and out of this tournament over the past couple months. Here's what the field currently looks like (as of 11/3): Illinois (4) Mo S&T (1) WashU (4) Northwestern (1) Mizzou (2) Kansas State (1) Missouri State (1) For registration times and place and all th...
by ecks
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XIII (11/01/2008) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Re: GIT XIII (11/01/2008) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)

NotjustoldWASPs wrote:About Three weeks out, we have about 5 teams for this event.
What are those teams?
by ecks
Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 20283

Re: EFT Discussion

**I'd like to note that while I try to be as thorough as possible, I'm a high-novice level player at best, so my knowledge of what are appropriate clues/answers is sometimes lacking; if I'm simply falling into the "I haven't heard of this, so it's hard" fallacy please let me know. Also, I loved this...
by ecks
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13103

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

dtaylor4 wrote:Since we were finally able to secure a lecture hall in the vicinity of the game rooms, I can state this: Registration will take place at 8:30 in room 160 of the English Building.
When will registration last till?
by ecks
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13103

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

I hope I'm not alone in saying that I'm really excited by the breadth of the field at this tournament, from top-tier Illinois high schools to teams who are relatively new-ish to the college game (OSU, Indiana, Mizzou, NIU, etc).
by ecks
Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (11/1/2008)
Replies: 11
Views: 2858

Re: Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (11/1/2008)

Wow, you guys got quite a response in team sign-ups. I'm glad to see that Mizzou's new quizbowl team will be getting a good start on things.
by ecks
Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13103

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

What does the current team situation look like?
by ecks
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XIII (11/01/2008) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)
Replies: 21
Views: 3497

Re: GIT XIII (11/01/2008) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)

We will probably send at least two teams to this.
by ecks
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

evilmonkey wrote:Notre Dame will probably send 2 teams to this. Although we're still deciding whether it makes more sense to go here or to CMU.
It looks like CMU is about 2 hours closer to South Bend than Kirksville is, fwiw. Not to say I would mind if you guys came to our site, naturally.
by ecks
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2077

Re: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)

As of now, TTGT11 is postponed indefinitely. If there is sufficient interest and an acceptable date, it is possible that we will hold the tournament sometime late next semester. This is sad. I know there is heavy interest at Truman State for another TTGT11; it was one of our most enjoyable tourname...
by ecks
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Teams that have shown interest as of 9/11:

Illinois (4)
Iowa (1-2)
Mo S&T (1-2)
Mizzou (1-2)
WashU (1-2)
KState (1)
Notre Dame (2)
Missouri State (1)
by ecks
Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 7857

ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

The Truman State Academic Competition Organization is happy to announce their hosting of the ACF Fall Midwest Tournament at Truman State Unversity on November 8, 2008. Location For those of you who don't know where Kirksville is (I assume this includes most of you), we are in Northeast Missouri. To ...
by ecks
Sat May 31, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2127

Re: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008

Truman State had a lot of fun at least year's tournament, and we'll certainly try to bring people again, although this falls (unfortunately) on our midterm break weekend. Hopefully we'll be able to muster up enough to justify going again, though.
by ecks
Mon May 12, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stop QFT'ing in non-AHAN threads!
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: Stop QFT'ing in non-AHAN threads!

I agree with the idea of getting rid of QFT as well as other internet acronyms and abbreviations in the main part of the board. I feel like banning internet acronyms altogether is a bit too reactionary. Are internet-based acronyms somehow more inherently vacuous than non-internet-based ones? It wou...
by ecks
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CCs and the ICT
Replies: 37
Views: 5014

Re: CCs and the ICT

I'm just saying that if lower-quality teams (lower-quality for WHATEVER reason) take spots at a national tournament that could've been filled with competitive teams, something is wrong with the qualification process. Not necessarily. For Carleton University in particular, I was moderating a couple ...
by ecks
Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT ICT to be held in St. Louis
Replies: 29
Views: 9156

Re: 2008 NAQT ICT to be held in St. Louis

I'm not sure that it's of great importance to most of those who read this board, but other than the other teams that have already been mentioned in the bracket I'm reading/scorekeeping for, (D-II, the one with WUSTL, Princeton, CMU, etc...), Georgia Perimeter CC is 0-5.
by ecks
Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Distance Proofreading
Replies: 9
Views: 2063

Re: Distance Proofreading

First, a little note about my own experience: I've TD'd three tournaments, two collegiate and one high school, all of which used laptops instead of paper packets. My only concerns are laptop security and structural integrity, as I am quite risk averse. I'm not really sure what you mean by "structura...
by ecks
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TOAST II at Tulsa (3/29/08)
Replies: 8
Views: 3639

Re: TOAST II at Tulsa (3/29/08)

Truman State is interested in bringing a team to this... possibly two... I won't know for sure until after our spring break ends and we have our meeting afterwards, so expect something more concrete from us around the 17th of March.
by ecks
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 12090

ecks
by ecks
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13437

Matt Weiner wrote:Well, some people do like trash. I am still unclear on who wants all this geography, though.
The response to this seems analogous to Weiner's Law #5: I, like other people in this thread, like geography, although I can understand objections to having a 2/? distrubition of it.
by ecks
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 13437

From the front page of NAQT's website: SCT Question Set Overlap Unlike in past years, NAQT's (four-year) Division II question set for 2008 will not share questions with an Invitational Series. The Division I and Division II sets will continue to share questions, and community college SCTs will use I...
by ecks
Sun Feb 10, 2008 5:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Southwest SCT at Tulsa (2/9/08)
Replies: 7
Views: 2480

Quick reslts: Harding A won the D-I bracket of four teams by going undefeated. Truman A won the D-II bracket by also going undefeated, 13-0. The D-II bracket was rounded out by Mo S&T, KState, Central Arkansas, Hendrix, Truman State B, and OSU A... and I don't remember the rest of the teams/where th...
by ecks
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sword Bowl Mirror (02/02/2008) at Drake
Replies: 15
Views: 5127

http://aco.truman.edu/OtherFiles/swordb ... dings.html

Prelim stats. If there are errors, let me know and I'll fix 'em.
by ecks
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Truman State (1/26/2008)
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Even though we had a relatively small field, it was a very competetive one. We started off the day doing a full round robin of 7 games. Statistics of that round robin can be found here . After the initial round robin, teams were ranked 1-7 based on their reconds and then split into a group of 4 ("Ci...
by ecks
Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Truman State (1/26/2008)
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Penn Bowl Infoz

With a few days to go, you may be wondering where to go and when. Registration will be from 8:15-8:55, followed by a five-minute team meeting. I'm hoping to get games started by 9:00 AM. There are seven teams at this tournament: Illinois Drake Rolla (Missouri S&T) Minnesota (2 Teams) Harding Truman ...
by ecks
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Truman State (1/26/2008)
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

As the tournament date comes closer, here is the final-ish field as of 1/21:

Drake
Rolla
Illinois
Minnesota (2)
Harding (2)
House

That brings the field to a total of 8 teams. Details on where and when to meet will be coming within the next few days.
by ecks
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Openness
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

NAQT Openness

I know there has been a lot of discussion in the past about the openness and communication (or lack thereof) that NAQT has with the rest of the quizbowl world, but with R. Hentzel's posting of the 2008 NCT on this site and the thread asking for questions about SCTs, it seems to me that they are tryi...
by ecks
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Truman State (1/26/2008)
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Interested/Registered Teams as of 1/16:

Drake (1 Team)
Minnesota (2 Teams)
Illinois (1 Team)
Rolla (1 Team)
House (1-2 Teams)
Harding (1-2 Teams)

Free Agents:
Paul Drube
by ecks
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey: stop running high school tournaments for colleges
Replies: 68
Views: 15773

In the Weiner model, the "good" players on "bad" teams cannot go to "good" tournaments, because the teams have been captured by "bad" players who use their power of the purse to prevent this. Possibly a dumb question: and graduation won't solve this problem because...? If a player has been in a pro...
by ecks
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guys, this really sucks (SERIOUS POST)
Replies: 46
Views: 6065

(Exposition: It is 10 minutes ago. The Uncharted data is suspiciously missing. My brother is upstairs in his room.) Me: Josh, what happened to the Uncharted data. Brother: Oh yeah, I accidentally deleted it. Me: By it, you mean just Uncharted, right? Brother: No. I think all the PS3 data. The End. ...
by ecks
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Truman State (1/26/2008)
Replies: 8
Views: 4290

Update on the team situation: Iowa will not be coming as a team, but Paul Drube from Iowa has submitted a bid as a free agent. Anyone interested in teaming up with Paul should e-mail me.
by ecks
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Undergraduate Tournament 10 - 3/8/08
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

The site notes that this will be played on NAQT questions, but doesn't get any more specific than that. What kind of set are we looking at here?