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by Scipio
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 60
Views: 7832

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I would like to express interest in attending the GA Tech version of this, but am not sure how. Can someone provide more details?
by Scipio
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill

So, not to be a pest, but we're about two weeks out from this. Is there a field update?
by Scipio
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

Re: Oxford Open Mirror at UNC-Chapel Hill

Can we get an update on this?
by Scipio
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-

So, at the risk of being an irritant: I have been endeavoring to set up some additional events for this weekend (although not to run them myself, as I want to play in them); Pearson has basically countenanced this, so I'm not usurping. My thought was for Historature and/or Imaginary Landscapes. Howe...
by Scipio
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 9
Views: 1863

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

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by Scipio
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature - A Charity Side Event
Replies: 12
Views: 5328

Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

So, would mirroring this be just as easy as getting the packets from you, and sending $15 a head either directly to you, or to the aforementioned charitable organization?
by Scipio
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5398

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

So, is there any way this could be mirrored in East Tennessee on 4 August?
by Scipio
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1917

Re: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-

Having just been given permission to do this: I would like to arrange Historature, imaginary landscape, or both during this weekend.
by Scipio
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature - A Charity Side Event
Replies: 12
Views: 5328

Re: Historature - A Charity Side Event

Is this tossup only?
by Scipio
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Atlanta-area Summer Practices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Atlanta-area Summer Practices?

What time?
by Scipio
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II at the University of Georgia (UGA) - November 11th
Replies: 5
Views: 2484

Re: WAO II at the University of Georgia (UGA) - November 11t

Do you think that, now that the semester is over, you guys might be able to compile and post the statistics from this?

Thanks!
by Scipio
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 31906

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

A question: Let's say that one person wants to play in one mirror of this tournament, and another person wants to play in a different mirror. Could they collaborate on a packet?
by Scipio
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT writer applications are now open
Replies: 14
Views: 4975

Re: NAQT writer applications are now open

So, what if you have been a writer in the past, but have not submitted in a while? Must one reapply?
by Scipio
Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 7268

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

I'd play this, assuming there were some mirror in the United States.
by Scipio
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia
Replies: 17
Views: 4789

Re: περί μυθολογιῶν/De Mythologia

For what it's worth, my opinion (as a trained classicist, professional Ancient Historian, and a one-time decent myth player): a) I'm not going to bother to defend mythology's importance to quizbowl, because obviously I'm biased and would see more myth in quizbowl, rather than less. I will say that I...
by Scipio
Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 8541

Re: What keeps you doing quizbowl?

The reason I started playing - waaaaaayyyyy back in high school, in 1990 - was because for some reason, learning things had always been something I enjoyed, which I'm guessing is hardly unique ("Oh, so you liked learning things? You don't say!"). I especially enjoyed learning not-entirely-practical,...
by Scipio
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: questions about Judaism
Replies: 15
Views: 4333

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

Grammatical clarity aside, though, I was really impressed by this submission: it was actually a good high-level question on a Jewish holiday. Rather than just spitting out names of songs for leadins like run-of-the-mill Jewish holiday tossups, this one tested knowledge of liturgical customs, so it'...
by Scipio
Tue May 06, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 75927

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

The Maryland website's Lexicon (do teams still do those? Do teams still have websites?) referred to the phenomena of getting things like chemistry questions from knowledge of what the Greek and Latin meanings of their names were as "Colvin Science". I still look back on those days with a guilty fond...
by Scipio
Wed May 09, 2012 9:55 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything
Replies: 41
Views: 23935

Re: Ask a Harvest Bowl survivor and ACF co-founder anything

Wasn't the Gamecock the one where Robert Whaples showed up after, like, a thousand years off playing? I seem to recall that. And I want to say that Colvin was there playing with Adam Fine, as well. At the time, I didn't think the tournament was too bad. I guess hastily-written questions agreed with ...
by Scipio
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3601

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

As far as I know, no other mirros of this will be played.
by Scipio
Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 3601

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

It isn't yet, actually; it will be played again on the 20th. Thanks for checking, and for holding off.
by Scipio
Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 13763

Re: Split topic on CO science

Bruce makes some interesting points, and certainly those who take my survey classes get different anecdotes than those who take classes of others. However, I would submit that the 'normalizing' force in history classes and probably English ones as well is the textbook. I may omit discussion of, say,...
by Scipio
Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 13763

Re: Split topic on CO science

No matter how you slice it, getting a PhD or becoming an expert in some field of study is a very inefficient way to acquire qb-relevant knowledge. People need to stop living in la-la land and accept that. I don't think anyone is seriously suggesting "Get Ph.D.; become quizbowl god". I think what Je...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: COLT Discussion

There was a lot that I loved about this tournament, and very little I can recall disliking about it. One thing I would like to mention again (as I did repeatedly at the site itself) is my wholehearted enthusiasm for asking for event and either year or teams involved; in fact, I very much hope the "Y...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 13763

Re: Split topic on CO science

I assume that Matt meant that component of "what history majors tend to study" that overlaps with "what happened." In other words, better clues about factual events, instead of impenetrable historiographical clues. Granted, but what he actually asked for was "a more in-depth explanation of what exa...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 13763

Re: Split topic on CO science

If my experience is the typical one, "history majors" and "history graduate students" study different things; or, rather, study the same things but in different ways. As an undergraduate, I took a series of upper-level classes (and as a PhD I teach these) which treats the complete history of one par...
by Scipio
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 11975

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Is there any chance someone could show me how/where to apply for this group?

EDIT: Nevermind; moderators may feel free to delete this post.
by Scipio
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror
Replies: 22
Views: 4679

Re: UTC's NAQT HS NCT Mirror

If anyone is going to be in Chattanooga tonight (Friday July 22) and feel like maybe scrimmaging a little, at, say, 8 PM or so, I'd certainly not turn a little practice time down; I also wouldn't mind washing practice down with some Newcastle or something, either. Send me an e-mail at camillus AT gm...
by Scipio
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Yes, actually. I have been in touch with Charles Hang, and we've managed to work out the terms for packet use. I'll leave it to him to announce, but things are arranged on my end.
by Scipio
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Here's the thing: I'd be all right with allowing this to be mirrored, but there are some details I want to work out first with Charlie (who, due to some unfortunate family circumstances, is apparently on temporary e-mail silence). Also, I'd like to do some desperately needed proofreading of the fini...
by Scipio
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Can we get more information on the format? From some of the registration procedures, it seems like there might be multiple divisions and stuff. Yeah, I can do that. Initially my plan was to have all teams play each other in a non-segregated round robin. However, a combination of a larger field plus...
by Scipio
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

A field update, of sorts. At the moment, the following teams have signalled their definite intention to come by means of submitting questions: Alabama Billy Beyer, et al. Central Florida Georgetown University Carol Guthrie et al. Snead State Virginia Tech Georgia Gwinnett College (three of the above...
by Scipio
Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Wanted to bump this, and to remind those who are thinking of coming to this tournament that today (rather, before midnight tonight) is the second packet deadline. I'm feeling fairly generous, so I'd like to extend an offer: if you have at least half of a packet finished, but need some more time on t...
by Scipio
Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 15221

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

When I was an undergrad at UChicago, I loved leaving on Fridays to go to a tournament at Michigan or UIUC. It was fun: the Michigan and Chicago teams would usually get together and have a party on Friday night. People would drink, watch TV, go to a restaurant, etc. All in spite of the fact that tho...
by Scipio
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Church51907 wrote:U of L is interested in possibily bringing two teams to this tournament.

Matt Church
University of Louisville
Excellent. And may I expect packet(s) from you?
by Scipio
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343
Replies: 62
Views: 12454

Re: grad students in quizbowl thread #32343

graduate programs tend to be broader than you imply, like American History to 1865 or Military History Is this true? Do actual, real-life history grad students study 200 years of history or an entire type of history? I've never, ever, ever, ever heard of this. The broadest my soon-to-be chem PhD pr...
by Scipio
Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 15221

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

Hilltopper22 wrote:Should also mention that more packet-submission tournaments means teams have to write questions which is also one of the best ways of expanding one's knowledge of the canon.
Does that mean I should be expecting a packet from you for Moon Pie? Because that would be, you know, awesome.
by Scipio
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

I got off work for this, put us down for a team. Excellent; we look forward to seeing you. Packet should be forthcoming whenever I can get time to do it. Even more excellent. Remember my advice from earlier; I doubt your packet will be as bad as you think if you model yourself on some of the tourna...
by Scipio
Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Do we have any information on the field that isn't posted in this thread? I've already taken a vacation day on April 29 for travel purposes, but I want to hold off on buying airline tickets until I'm sure that there's sufficient interest for the event to happen. To answer your question: yes, there ...
by Scipio
Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

Assuming we do get to attend, which will highly depend on me being off that Saturday, this will be our first attempt at writing a packet. As a matter of fact I may be the only one who participates in writing it, so as a forewarning excuse the craptastic packet from Snead. Pardon me for cluttering t...
by Scipio
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading Fast(er)
Replies: 25
Views: 2771

Re: Reading Fast(er)

One thing I do for NAQt packets is stop the clock when I do things like turn the page; that extra ten seconds off the clock won't derail the tournament timing, but the savings can allow one more tossup to be heard.
by Scipio
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011
Replies: 62
Views: 18558

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 4/30/2011

What's the target difficulty for this tournament? Though more details will emerge in a bit, my idea was to have it set somewhere between Fall and Regionals. Is there an adjective for that? Is that what "Standard difficulty" is these days? Anyway, this will be a packet submission event (or, rather, ...
by Scipio
Fri Jul 30, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Julius Civilis Classics Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 2947

Re: Julius Civilis Classics Tournament

I believe I would have an interest in this, yes. I would like to point out the the Southern Section of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South is taking place around Halloween in Richmond. Is any quizbowl event occurring in the area at that time? If so, which one? If not, I wonder if ...
by Scipio
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Filling in some results/stats
Replies: 5
Views: 2949

Filling in some results/stats

Because I was a stats-obsessed prima donna for pretty much all of my playing career, I have paper copies and statistics from lots of old tournaments I attended. These include many not currently on the Berkeley Archive. I was thinking about making .pdf files of these (the copiers at my school will do...
by Scipio
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 5761

Re: Colleges with active teams

Apparently Student Organizations took down the UKAT page, but yes, I wrote that. If you do decide on Lexington, let me know how I can help. A word of advice: the best way to get interest in a new or revived team there is to go to the Honors Program, since pretty much all the good HS players who go t...
by Scipio
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit announcement
Replies: 80
Views: 19290

Re: CO Lit announcement

Hey, of any of the free agents mentioned in the last post want a teammate and have not already decided to pair with each other, or if anyone else really wants to play this and have need of an aged rusted hulk of a teammate, I'm available. Otherwise, I can moderate if needed, since the rest of my CO ...
by Scipio
Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 22169

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

A quick question: at what time does it look like this event will end? Does a conclusion around, say, 4 seem like a reasonable estimate?
by Scipio
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC
Replies: 16
Views: 4181

Re: Official Announcement Sun 'n' Fun X -July 11th, 2009 @ VCC

5. Billy Beyer, Seth Kendall, Evan Nagler, and Bruce Arthur are all very good. As an editorial note, it should be pointed out that Chris had had to leave before the last two rounds to take care of his daughter, so I played this team solo. Had Borglum been there, this sentence probably would have re...
by Scipio
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic (3/28/09) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 7
Views: 2056

Re: Moon Pie Classic (3/28/09) at UT-Chattanooga

Wanted to bump this, seeing as the first deadline is today (or will be until midnight). Also, an additional douceur : for those of you who think you can complete a packet before 12:01 AM, March 1, but not before midnight tonight, send an e-mail to utcacfediting at gmail dot com and let me know. If y...