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by tabstop
Tue May 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 3253

Re: MSNCT predictions

jonah wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Something else was wrong. Fixed; thanks!
I don't think that actually addresses the problem (eight teams tied for 12th place can't lead to the next set of trophies starting at 19).
by tabstop
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 33467

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

We will attempt to keep this site up-to-date with game scores (not individual stats) as the day goes on.
by tabstop
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2563

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

* Category quiz. 8 cycles of a 10-point tossup with a one-part 15-point bonus. There was a list of categories (I think 10?), and when you got a tossup, you got to pick the category for your bonus. If I remember correctly (I'll have to see if I still have an old set of questions at home), there were...
by tabstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 25
Views: 4873

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

The notable exception was a graduate student named Tim who seemed to be a traveler from a simpler time when the closest analogue to the internet was the yellow pages next to a rotary phone on a wood-paneled table that you could use to look up and then call the library reference desk. Tim looked lik...
by tabstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 25
Views: 4873

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

I didn't know that the circuit existed as an undergrad, since Kansas HS is Kansas HS, and Central Missouri State did only CBI, more-or-less under the auspices of the honors college (although officially as part of the intramurals/ACUI). I didn't get to see the intramural questions ahead of time (sinc...
by tabstop
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 33467

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The thing your eyeball isn't taking into account is actual buzzes As has been brought up in other threads, tossup points are a bad way to measure team strength because they are incredibly field dependent, and they do not distinguish between teams past a certain skill level. Imagine if to distinguis...
by tabstop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 33467

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Are people generally satisfied with the results of the strength of schedule formula? I was surprised that the Swarthmore site teams had a lower SoS than other top teams, considering the depth at the top of the field. I haven't paid attention to the years of discourse about these things, so maybe I ...
by tabstop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 5004

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Since this may be relevant for A values, I believe the current stat sheet doesn't reflect the actual final standings. Rutgers A and Columbia B both went 3-2 in the playoff bracket (including games carried over from prelims as specified by the schedule). Because we lost to Columbia C in the morning ...
by tabstop
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 7394

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

This is a great question to ask, Jacob. But I wish it had been asked with names redacted so that the specific personalities involved wouldn't mask the larger, more important issues. Naveed (personal communication): "There's nothing worse than "hypothetical" threads that are clearly about a specific...
by tabstop
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 25261

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

Things that should have been fixed in the stat update that just happened: Missing game in Harrington bracket added to prelims. TJ B no longer has bonus points ending in 6 (which also affected Chattahoochee B's bouncebacks). Carryover games no longer duplicated. If you see other issues, let me know; ...
by tabstop
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5100

Re: Power Matching

Is there a reason you went with strict groups of 6, given that (as you mention) you have to play off-record immediately? EDIT: This reminds me of one of the other advantages of the chess-style pairings, is that repeats don't naturally happen until much later. Here, if you had started with 1-48, 2-47...
by tabstop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5100

Re: Power Matching

I think that depends on how you set up the system, of which there are three ways that I know of. 1 is "Chess" style, i.e. the way I learned it from USCF where you would pair people off as 1 v 9, 2 v 10, 3 v 11, ..., 8 v 16 (for instance). I don't think I've actually seen this used in QB because of t...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 35452

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

It looks like the prelim games between teams in the same playoff bracket are double counted in the combined stats. This should be now fixed. Right now I've only updated the all games report, so if you sent in a name change or similar that will only be updated there at the moment. I'll revert the re...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 6144

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

The only gripe I had with this otherwise great tournament was the sloppiness of some of the individual scorekeeping. Going back through the posted stats and comparing them to the stats we kept for ourselves, our team noticed many errors in individual attribution of gets and negs. A misattributed to...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 35452

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

Statistics should now be visible in the expected place (prelims is rounds 1-8; playoffs is rounds 9-18 + carryover games with actual standings listed; all games includes the round 8.5 tiebreakers and the second-place playoff series, and is the version that has the round report enabled). If you think...
by tabstop
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Battle of the Brains Style Tournament (10/28/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2771

Re: VCU Battle of the Brains Style Tournament (10/28/17)

Did this tournament happen? If so, could you please send the stats to results@naqt.com? The stats as posted on the DB are a little wonky in that the finals for the Nationals was treated as a double-length game (not two separate games as it appears in the stats), so Norfolk AG is actually your Natio...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Schedules & Stats

I don't have a particular result I have questions about, but the organization of the bowl results seems rather confusing to me. For one thing, there doesn't seem to be any way to tell which groups are from the preliminaries and which are from the playoffs as an outside observer, short of reading th...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Schedules & Stats

A related issue with the NHBB stats is the disappearance of 2016's National History Bee stats from the website, as the link is now dead, and the relevant statistics apparently were not converted into Excel files and posted to the website as previous year's stats were. I believe that Excel file exis...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Schedules & Stats

You should be able to see final results for every individual event at nhbbstats.com. We have the bowl placements, but we're trying to figure out how to display those most gracefully; you can generally figure out where you are by looking at your afternoon group (like Threes, Fours, etc) and looking a...
by tabstop
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Re: Schedules & Stats

All draws (i.e. Sunday's bee draw) are now posted online.
by tabstop
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3986

Schedules & Stats

This year, the live results you've come to know and love (tolerate) will be at nhbbstats.com. Right now Friday and Saturday schedules are there (except sports because Robin is doing that). If you see something weird (like "2016"), or something I need to fix, let me know. (You can PM me or post in th...
by tabstop
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 5457

Re: Record carryover

To me, the question comes down to "Who had the best day" vs "Who is the best out of the playoff qualifiers". If you go with the first option, there's not anything inherently wrong with allowing all the phase one matches to count in the final standings, as long as you're willing to allow a second-bra...
by tabstop
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MRI-5 at New Kent High School, VA (1/7/17) [IS-161a]
Replies: 2
Views: 2027

Re: MRI-5 at New Kent High School, VA (1/7/17) [IS-161a]

Postponed to the 14th. [EDIT: Actually even later than that.]
by tabstop
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

Cheynem wrote:How does that work--was it written in advance or like literally written at the tournament itself?
The winning topic was announced Jul 4.
by tabstop
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 5246

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

You can see most of the results from the bee events and bowl here: http://historyolympiad.com/iho2016/ although I am missing a couple finals scoresheets still. The other events (like the Civilization tournament, or the ancestry.com research competition) have the medals in the medals table, but I don...
by tabstop
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 42038

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

I was also wondering if anyone could elaborate on what happened yesterday with the seeding of the tier 1 playoff pools. For the afternoon seeding, we start the seeding based solely on the stats, then adjust those base seeds to eliminate repeat matchups. After making those switches, but before print...
by tabstop
Tue May 31, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 10861

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

jonpin wrote:(Dees?)
Steinhice, I would have thought.
by tabstop
Thu May 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 33405

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Now if what I said is your plan, I would recommend re-seeding all the teams after the morning. We (LASA) were 5th in points and Naperville North was T-2nd but we ended up in the same afternoon group (there were 9 groups) because everything was pre-seeded; the winner or our morning group and the win...
by tabstop
Mon May 02, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 33405

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

This year the final stages of the playoffs was six rounds + the tiebreaker thing; 16 winners + 32 losers would take eight rounds, which is going to be an extra packet = an extra 40 minutes at the end of Saturday night, plus another pile of questions. (It might be possible to do 24 straight-up double...
by tabstop
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale IX (04/30/16; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 4932

Re: VCU Season Finale IX (04/30/16; Richmond, VA)

The link appears to be this instead.
by tabstop
Sun May 31, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 41103

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Completely meaningless stat quirk: Everyone from Blacksburg, and one player from St. Paul Academy A, is listed as having played 9.9 games, presumably b/c the game went to overtime in rd 6 but not everybody was credited with the three extra tossups. (Alternatively, everyone from Blacksburg, and one ...
by tabstop
Sat May 30, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 41103

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Completely meaningless stat quirk: Everyone from Blacksburg, and one player from St. Paul Academy A, is listed as having played 9.9 games, presumably b/c the game went to overtime in rd 6 but not everybody was credited with the three extra tossups. (Alternatively, everyone from Blacksburg, and one p...
by tabstop
Mon May 18, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 15-16
Replies: 8
Views: 4205

Re: Georgia 15-16

At each of these tournaments, we rely on coaches, former players, and faculty members of the host school to serve as moderators and student volunteers to serve as scorekeepers. Typically, the tournament host will be a person who is affiliated with the host location. Their responsibilities will incl...
by tabstop
Fri May 08, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 54649

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Virginia vs Columbia has 21 tossups played in the stats.
It's correct in the overall, but not in the playoffs, so I will get that fixed in the near future.
by tabstop
Mon May 04, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 46613

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

At the very least, the latter situation was very avoidable. Much of that was, I think, some miscommunication between me and the help desk, especially at T-10 minutes before the start; I think they were asking me to find a student in the list and I thought they were trying to add the student. Either...
by tabstop
Mon May 04, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 46613

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

There was a "schedule by room" page on the website for readers to use to make sure the right players were in their rooms. At least, I used it. Oddly enough, I remember being told several times at the staff meeting not to bother checking, for reasons that weren't clear to me. I think (well, I hope )...
by tabstop
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 46613

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Mr. Madden, would you mind posting the other scores from the round robin playoff rounds? The webpage still isn't filled out yet, and I'm curious what the scores were in the games. Thank you. On a similar note, none of the bee/olympiad playoff results are posted, either. Or really any acknowledgemen...
by tabstop
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 46613

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Would someone be willing to post the scores from the varsity round robin playoffs last night? JV playoff scores are posted on the live page but varsity scores are absent from the varsity page. thanks. Somehow the live pools didn't fill correctly; if I figure out why and can re-populate, then I'll g...
by tabstop
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 54649

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

One thing that was noticed last night was in UCF's game against UCLA, it shows UCF getting 11 tossups with 0 bonus points which seems unlikely. We definitely got some bonus points in that game. I seem to remember the scorekeeper saying the final score was 210-0. That's what line 20 of the scoreshee...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 54649

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

So, stats . There are five reports: prelims before and after tiebreakers, playoffs before and after final series (overall, UG, UG 3rd, and D2), and all the games in one glob. Everything should be ordered properly now, and maybe polished a little bit (but not too much). I'm relying on people's inhere...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 85242

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

The round report numbers from the 2015 stats are inaccurate. Looking at the scoreboard, every game that wasn't a carryover is listed in "Round 0", and it looks like the late-stage games suffer from an off-by-one error (i.e. 14 is listed as Editors-2 instead of Editors-1, etc.). Strangely, games wit...
by tabstop
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Nationals Results
Replies: 8
Views: 3088

Re: 2014 JV Bowl and Bee Nationals Results?

This post from the past contains the base URLs for all the different competitions during NHBB weekend, and they all still seem to be working for me.
by tabstop
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Nationals Results
Replies: 8
Views: 3088

Re: 2014 JV Bowl and Bee Nationals Results?

What happens if you leave the number off altogether? (In other words, I don't think I've archived those results yet, they should still be "live".)
by tabstop
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hurrying at the end of the half
Replies: 6
Views: 2990

Re: Hurrying at the end of the half

This is going to sound silly, but: do you have a copy of the actual rules for this event, either from your playing days or in your current status as timekeeper? If so, it would probably spell out what your duties are. My instinct says that your duties as far as bonus prompting would be the same thro...
by tabstop
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”
Replies: 5
Views: 3799

Re: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”

One thing I had thought of (but still haven't sat down and worked out all the consequences of) is to change "three from each pool" to "six from each pool pair" (since in a sense the pair of pools is the smallest self-contained unit) and allow yourself some asymmetry -- if you end up with five 5-1 te...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 88274

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

I believe that Jason Keller quit quizbowl to focus on crossword puzzles (and possibly also competitive Scrabble) and has been extremely successful at this. I believe there was actually an epidemic of people quitting quizbowl for scrabble around 2007, which claimed at the very least Jason Keller and...
by tabstop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws

This should now be fixed; thanks.
by tabstop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Re: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws

The Bee draws are now live at
http://hs.historybee.com/bee_varsity/
http://hs.historybee.com/bee_jv/

As with the others, put 2013 at the end for the archives of last year.
by tabstop
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5464

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

Out of curiosity, did anyone ever post the playoff results from last year's playoffs? If not, its ok, since everyone is probably be preparing for this year's Nationals now. Another thing is that does anyone know where to find the results from last year, now that the new brackets are on the website?...