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by icarium
Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 84745

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

4. ACF/NAQT Regionals/Sectionals - Despite improving over the course of the season, these two tournaments only solidified the fact that we were considerably behind Chicago and Michigan at both formats. Over the course of the next two months, I probably worked as hard as any time in my life over the...
by icarium
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 84745

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

I check this board every couple of months as a matter of routine, but this has been the only thread that has created any desire on my part to post. So here follow some of my most distinct playing memories, though you'll have to forgive me if i get the dates wrong as I've never been good with that so...
by icarium
Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 6677

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

I have more comments, particularly in regards to some of the assertions and opinions about the art in the tournament, but I'm about to board a plane shortly and so these cursory remarks will have to suffice. First, I want to congratulate Stanford on their title and Minnesota specifically on a perfor...
by icarium
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A (Literature) Question Writing Guideline
Replies: 2
Views: 903

A (Literature) Question Writing Guideline

So, in the process of moving stuff onto a new external hard drive I came across a document I'd written shortly after the ACF Fall I edited with Matt Cjivanovich. In the vein of Eliot's Casaubon I think I'd intended to compose a Key to All Quizbowl . However, real life got in the way, and at present ...
by icarium
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 11440

Re: VCU Open discussion

So, if my questions hosed anyone this past weekend, I apologize. I did send them to Matt with the caveat that what I had was a mishmash (with regards to difficulty and hopefully not quality) and that some editing might have to be done to get to his intended targets. In addition, the great majority o...
by icarium
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9744

Chicago Open and Other Things

Hello All, Sorry for my delinquency in posting a final summation. No excuses. With that said, I wanted to offer my genuine thanks to all the players and staff that came out to participate last weekend. Ray Sun has already been kind enough to post the stats and was kind enough to help moderate on Sat...
by icarium
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9744

Paul has heard back. Maybe there was some confusion. Anyway, there's a team lined up for him which he knows about and will play with if he can work out the transportation issue. This team would also fill up the field once again, guaranteeding all atendees 13 rounds of play. The trash tournament now ...
by icarium
Tue May 31, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9744

Team Update

Hey all, A couple of changes. Nathan Freeburg has joined the Billy Beyer team and Mike and Andy Wehrman (and likely others) have definitely confirmed. That leaves us at 13 teams, which is fine by me, but 14 would be probably be better for those in attendance (same number of rounds, one more match). ...
by icarium
Mon May 23, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9744

Chicago Open Field Update

Hello All, Per some requests, I'm updating the field once again. - Teams (I'm only listing those players who I know to be on the team or plan on being on the team). I apolgize if I misspell anyone's name: - Chris Borglum, Seth Kendall, Amy Harvey, and likely Matt Keller - Andrew Yaphe, Seth Teitler,...
by icarium
Tue May 17, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Definitive Greatest QB Poems List
Replies: 7
Views: 5333

The Definitive Greatest QB Poems List

This is possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen. Check them out at the ACF website - http://www.dpo.uab.edu/~paik/acf/ Go to the "About Us" section, click on the various "biographies" links, and be blown away. All credit should go to A. and Z. You know who I mean, unless you're Jerry, then you ...
by icarium
Fri May 13, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Trash Tournament at Chicago Open?
Replies: 7
Views: 4887

If people are actually interested in playing in a trash tournament please e-mail me at suby10@yahoo.com. I think we'd need at least 6 teams to make it feasible to run. Here are some details: - The packets would be 20/20 following this basic distribution: 5/5 Sports, 5/5 Music, 6/6 Visual (Movies and...
by icarium
Fri May 13, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9744

Field Update

Hello All, I just wanted people to know where things stand with teams. This list reflects only those people who have e-mailed their confirmation to me or told me in person. If you're interested in coming, either as a team or free agent, send me an e-mail (suby10@yahoo.com) so I can add you to the to...
by icarium
Thu May 05, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Trash Tournament at Chicago Open?
Replies: 7
Views: 4887

Interest in Trash Tournament at Chicago Open?

Hey All, The weekend might be too crowded as is, but Andrew and I wanted to see about interest in a trash tournament co-written by us that weekend as well. The tournament would be comparable to trash questions we've written in year's past for those familiar with our output, but if you're not, I gues...
by icarium
Wed May 04, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 9744

2005 Chicago Open: Official Announcement

Hello All, Sorry to be so late in picking a date, but I was out of the country for a while and had to work through several date conflicts for potential participants. The academic team tournament and all accompanying events will be held on the weekend of July 1-3 on the campus of the University of Ch...
by icarium
Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4538

2005 Chicago Open

Hey All, Several people have approached me with questions about this year's edition of Chicago Open. I do plan on running the tournament, most likely sometime in late June or early July. This would be earlier than previous years, but that's the best time for me. If people have a weekend preference, ...
by icarium
Sun Mar 13, 2005 3:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Manu Ginobili Open
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

Results: Manu Ginobili Open

The full results are posted here:
http://tinyurl.com/5lqfo

--David Press
by icarium
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 65704

My involvement in this year's SCT

I don't mean to distract from the current discussion about distribution, but I need to set one fact straight. There have been a couple of posters who have alluded to me "editing" this year's SCT. I want to clarify that I only helped edit, and did no more or less than several other individuals who wo...
by icarium
Fri Oct 29, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Wishes
Replies: 1
Views: 1976

ACF Fall Wishes

With dozens of teams playing ACF Fall at various sites around the country tomorrow, Matt and I wanted to wish all the competitors the best of luck and to throw out another wish that you all enjoy playing the set. Our hope is that this is a pleasant introduction to the ACF format and philosophy of qu...
by icarium
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Editing Service
Replies: 0
Views: 1937

ACF Fall Editing Service

Hey All, Before it gets too late, I wanted to announce a service I am willing to offer teams that submit their packets by the no-penalty deadline. If you request, I'll be more than happy to provide you a detailed and (hopefully) constructive breakdown of what changes were made to your packet and why...
by icarium
Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: 2004 Chicago Open
Replies: 0
Views: 2562

Results: 2004 Chicago Open

Hello All, Sorry for the delay in posting these. As you might know the 2004 Chicago Open was contested this past weekend with 11 teams competing. Congratulations to Living in the Cult of Blix (Jeff Hoppes, Seth Teitler, Andrew Yaphe, and Paul Litvak) for finishing 12-1 to take the title outright. Co...