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by fett0001
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10400

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

Coupled with the fact that this changed into an overnight trip, the lack of guaranteed NASAT makes my interest much lower.
by fett0001
Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Virginia (9/10) (IS-158C)
Replies: 6
Views: 2380

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Virginia (9/10) (IS-158C)

Congratulations to all teams who attended, and to Duke, who beat Virginia A after a two-game advantaged final! Teams played a 9-game round robin, followed by another round for placement purposes (except for the top two teams who obviously played two). I hope that everybody had a good time at this e...
by fett0001
Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: "Best" First Buzzer System?
Replies: 6
Views: 3223

Re: "Best" First Buzzer System?

You might want to take a look at PACEBuzz: viewtopic.php?f=123&t=18407&p=313451&hi ... zz#p313451
by fett0001
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 155
Views: 58292

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

So far, at VT winter, everything is running smoothly.

Has a way to re-order players been implemented yet?
by fett0001
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 155
Views: 58292

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Move the dead tossup button above the scoresheet; it currently requires scrolling.

At BHAI this weekend, we had problems with scoresheet submission. Click submit, and then the button stopped working and nothing happened.
by fett0001
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is the NHBB website working?
Replies: 2
Views: 3729

Re: Is the NHBB website working?

No problems here.
by fett0001
Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th]
Replies: 11
Views: 5418

Re: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th

If you have any comments about the set, there is a private forum set up. You can apply to join from your user control panel.
by fett0001
Fri Jul 31, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 7294

Re: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Cody wrote:To be fair, "divine wind" is not a word and so would be wrong.
It could easily be considered a compound word in English. It refers to a specific thing (kamikaze) that doesn't take its meaning from its constituent parts; it's similar to the type of meeting called a "round table."
by fett0001
Sat Jul 25, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Could High-Level College Quizbowl Stand to be Easier?
Replies: 25
Views: 6603

Re: Could High-Level College Quizbowl Stand to be Easier?

I think everything's fine as it is in terms of what ACF and NAQT sets are at. The notion of "regular" difficulty should be easier, and there should be more tournaments at this easier "regular difficulty". That being said, Division 1 SCT and ACF Regionals should stay the same. It should be a challen...
by fett0001
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 32976

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

There are multiple issues with VA and VHSL that kept me from giving it a higher grade. First, I had a very hard time finding results from anything less than state in VHSL, where it looked like there were very small pools that actually determined the championships and didn't seem to necessarily indi...
by fett0001
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: TrashMasters @ UTC 7/12
Replies: 8
Views: 3488

Re: TrashMasters @ UTC 7/12

OliverSpringsQuizBowl wrote:We're good to go. We're looking for somewhere in the area of 8-10 teams.
Are you going to have enough material to not need to pull from publicly posted sets?
by fett0001
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: A thought on outreach
Replies: 1
Views: 1289

A thought on outreach

Bad quizbowl people have reasons to defend their formats, even if they are not good ones. It could be fiscal, personal emotional investment in questions they themselves wrote, bureaucratic, or whatever. They're likely to see us as a threat, just the way we see them as a threat. This is not to say w...
by fett0001
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TrashMasters @ UTC 7/12
Replies: 8
Views: 3488

Re: TrashMasters @ UTC 7/12

What's going on with this?
by fett0001
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship
Replies: 46
Views: 16282

Re: Resetting [pt. 4 of 6]: The Quizbowl-NHBB Relationship

It should be noted that Rice was one of maybe two or three out of the 90 or so tournaments we had last year that was not a school that was also playing with up to six teams in the bowl for free. I think that you'd have better run events if you paid more and did not encourage host schools to field 6...
by fett0001
Fri May 22, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 39276

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

I'm not at HSNCT. So, I'm out.
by fett0001
Sat May 09, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 34871

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

I am also interested.
by fett0001
Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 22129

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

I was on my way to Martinsville High School to meet the bus to go to VHSL Regionals in 2004. At the time, I lived about 25 miles from school. It was late February, and to get to Martinsville, my parents would have to drive along US 58 through here. As we crested this hill, my dad touched the brakes,...
by fett0001
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 26546

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

I'm interested in playing, if some team will have me. I know some chemistry and physics.
by fett0001
Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 6263

Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Did UVA not play USC?
by fett0001
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 33650

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

Depending on my requirements at NSC, I'd like to play.
by fett0001
Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 42162

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

We have adopted Google everything in Darien. At the last tournament I ran, we used Google Sheets and Google Docs in conjunction with SQBS to aid with scoring. The system was efficient and precise. If you would like me to share the files with you, just email me (kromeo@darienps.org). Could you just ...
by fett0001
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

A private forum for discussion of VTACO had been set up. You can access it from your user control panel.
by fett0001
Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Reform ACF Payment
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: Reform ACF Payment

I don't have a good justification other than it adds an extra 2 week delay to ACF getting paid..

I see no other arguments, personally.
by fett0001
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Reform ACF Payment
Replies: 13
Views: 3344

Re: Reform ACF Payment

One possible problem is that it might add delays in hosts actually getting paid.
by fett0001
Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOLO: A Star Wars Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 6010

Re: SOLO: A Star Wars Tournament

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:TU on the Endor Holocaust Theory, please.

I ... there are not words for how happy that would make me.
by fett0001
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 46960

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

I'm confused as to why one person didn't have all the scoresheets in their possession at the end of the tournament.
by fett0001
Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)

233. Final email coming out shortly.
by fett0001
Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 20391

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

Virginia tech claims 10/25 for SCOP Novice.
by fett0001
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 16184

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)

Ditto for Virginia Tech. I emailed requesting an invoice and never heard back.
by fett0001
Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)

Field and tournament location update.
by fett0001
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 32398

Re: Your Lowest Point

Losing at VHSL regionals by 5 because our captain refused to give an answer to a directed question. Eliminated us from the tournament, and kept us out of VHSL States. Of course, this was in 2004. I'd been in a car wreck on the way there. It was a terrible day.
by fett0001
Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 10/04/2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3678

Re: PADAWAN at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 10/04/2014

Virginia Tech intends to be there in some capacity.
by fett0001
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)

Virginia Tech will be hosting a mirror of the ICCS tournament in Blacksburg, VA on Sunday, September 21. Registration will start at 9:30AM. We will be on the second floor of McBryde Hall on the Virginia Tech campus. This tournament is designed as an introduction to quiz bowl where novice players can...
by fett0001
Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes 2014-15
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

PACE Membership Changes 2014-15

We would like to welcome our new members:
Cody Voight
Ben Zhang
Dan Puma
Nathan Weiser
Marianna Zhang
Jason Cheng



We also bid farewell to Brian Mongilio and Isaac Hirsch. We'd like to thank them for their contributions.
by fett0001
Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament
Replies: 99
Views: 39276

Re: ACFNATIONALS - A JRPG tournament

I''m thoroughly interested.
by fett0001
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Re: Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech

trulaman wrote:How long with these practices be going on ? All summer ? I'm a highschool graduate that will be attending the Summer Academy and this seems like a really good opportunity.
The plan is all summer. I don't have rooms for July yet.
by fett0001
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech
Replies: 3
Views: 1035

Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech

Wednesdays 5-7 PM in Major Williams 532.
by fett0001
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE seeking nominations for new members
Replies: 1
Views: 2004

Re: PACE seeking nominations for new members

Just a reminder that tonight is the deadline for PACE nominations.
by fett0001
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the Clock, and how to play with it
Replies: 26
Views: 8123

Re: On the Clock, and how to play with it

Bonuses are separated because they are not linked to the tossup, currently.
by fett0001
Wed May 14, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 5723

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

I'm of the opinion that no matter how good they were, if they've never played a collegiate tournament before, letting them play is a good idea.

If they are an excellent player, maybe restricting team size?
by fett0001
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 8131

Re: Praise Song

Dan Goff. He took a languishing Virginia Tech team, and provided the vision necessary for Mongilio and I to really turn the club around. He's definitely provided a huge benefit to southwest Virginia quizbowl.
by fett0001
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT-format submission tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 3700

Re: NAQT-format submission tournament

I suspect a five line cap for submissions will give you a lot of unusable material.
by fett0001
Fri Apr 18, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fix your buzzers & buy new ones
Replies: 6
Views: 6717

Re: Fix your buzzers & buy new ones

I'd like to second Matt's comments here, having helped wrangle buzzers at NSC last year.

Also, thanks for consolidating that info for everyone. It'll make it much easier to find the information in the future.
by fett0001
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Housewriting a MS Set
Replies: 12
Views: 3720

Re: Housewriting a MS Set

In paying for NAQT questions, payment is not required up front. You run your tournament and then pay out of the proceeds.
by fett0001
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 42845

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Just received 12 more checks! The final field is filling quickly. Be sure to get your deposit in as soon as possible: over half of the field (55 teams) has completed their registrations.