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by wd4gdz
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 1681

Re: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror

In case anyone is confused, I imagine the date of the tournament is actually October 6, seeing as that's what it says in another thread and the fact that September 6 is a Thursday.
by wd4gdz
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 2539

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Thank you Chris for hosting and everyone who read. It's a real bargain to attend a tournament for only $60 a team, especially one that provides some breakfast items, lots of drinks, and pizza for lunch.
by wd4gdz
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 57
Views: 16423

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

A team of me and the Douglasses (Eric and Bryn) is looking for a fourth player, who, ideally, is good at video games, comics, and/or non-old music. Message me or them if you're interested.
by wd4gdz
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2299

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)

Kevin Marshall and I have two spots available on our team if anyone is interested.
by wd4gdz
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 Delta Burke Questions Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Delta Burke Questions Discussion

I like having something to read in the 2017 Delta Burke discussion forum (in addition to the E/Z correction), but I'm also reminded of something Chris Ray recently said: "...I've noticed a bit of a trend in these threads where people who demonstrably do not know a category very well will declare whe...
by wd4gdz
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 30888

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

This is a reminder that the packet-submission deadline is coming up in a week and a half. If you're an open team and want a bit of an extension on submitting, please email the tournament editors. For open teams, do packets have to submitted by Oct 1, or can packets be submitted by Oct 22 for no dis...
by wd4gdz
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 9734

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

It's awesome to hear you have lined up so much staff.
by wd4gdz
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 9734

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

I wonder if 18 would be a better number to cap the field since we'll probably need people on byes to read.
by wd4gdz
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 9734

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

Just for the record, I definitely never thought Peter would cheat or anything like that. I was just wondering what would happen if, say, I was playing Peter's team, and there was a protest, how that would get resolved since he was the TD.
by wd4gdz
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 9734

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

Who will be the TD for the NASAT mirror?
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 3946

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

[10] This poem, whose speaker tells a “celestial choir” that “Columbia’s scenes of glorious toil I write,” commands: “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side, / Thy ev’ry action let the Goddess guide.” ANSWER: “ To His Excellency George Washington ” [by Phillis Wheatley] The reason I bring th...
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 3946

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

[10] This poem, whose speaker tells a “celestial choir” that “Columbia’s scenes of glorious toil I write,” commands: “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side, / Thy ev’ry action let the Goddess guide.” ANSWER: “ To His Excellency George Washington ” [by Phillis Wheatley] The reason I bring th...
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 3946

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Could someone please post the bonus with the "To His Excellency, General Washington" part? Thanks!
by wd4gdz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)

If none of the teams participating submitted a packet, would it be better to have 8 or 10 teams instead?
by wd4gdz
Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Tournament is a Crime @ Rice (2/25)
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

Re: This Tournament is a Crime @ Rice (2/25)

I'm looking for teammates. Contact me if you're interested.
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 14, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Delta Burke 2016 Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1304

Re: Delta Burke 2016 Discussion

I'll be my usual defensive self and respond to your comments about some of my questions: Assassinating JFK - "This struck me as kinda hard" What is hard? The answer line, or the clues, or...? Colin Kaepernick - "this question is too hard" People who watch the NFL know who is he, and lots of people w...
by wd4gdz
Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 32195

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

What's the tournament format? Two brackets of ten teams each, followed by...???
by wd4gdz
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)

Alex can't come, so the Billy Beyer/Jeb Houston/Nick Collins team is looking for a fourth. Please contact me if you're interested.
by wd4gdz
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)

Is there demand and/or room availability for a full weekend of events? (i.e. COTTAGE Bowl 2 trash tournament, Christmas Present beliefs and thoughts tournament, and Eyes That Do Not See visual art tournament)
by wd4gdz
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 13049

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

I think it'd be very likely that a south(east) mirror to have 6-8 teams. You mentioned last year's George Oppen at Alabama as evidence for a south(east) mirror this year being an "undesirable situation." However, that tournament, at one point, had 8 teams interested and/or registered, and had a 4 te...
by wd4gdz
Tue Dec 29, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 13049

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

Why would you assess the potential size of a Skype mirror before assessing the potential size of a south(east) mirror? What exactly needs to happen for you to consider allowing a south(east) mirror? "Skype is denigrated as a platform for official competition of any kind, due to the inherent likeliho...
by wd4gdz
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 13049

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

Where are there no plans to hold a mirror in The South?
by wd4gdz
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

I'm not sure if a college tournament has ever ended before 4pm, so is there a backup plan in case we're in the middle of round 8 and campus security comes and kicks us out?
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

I have no idea what time Tulane has the rooms reserved until, but would people be interested in some sort of mini-tournament afterwards? There's a couple possibilities that spring to mind: SHAWARMA I (visual movies) http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=17978 Delta Burke (novice academic...
by wd4gdz
Tue Sep 22, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 2950

Re: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments

Back in the day, Florida State attended a couple tournaments at Princeton.
by wd4gdz
Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 12312

Re: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion

Do people think the way this tossup (from ACF Regionals 2015) begins is okay? "Cristobal de Morales composed a work in this genre..." I think it's okay because there's clearly stuff after the ... that gives you more info and the ability to buzz definitively. Sure, you could buzz prematurely and have...
by wd4gdz
Wed Jul 08, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 12312

Re: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion

This color partly names an Henri [ahn-REE] Matisse painting that was inspired by a trip to Biskra and depicts a reclining nude woman. In a series called Anthropometries, naked women covered in a shade of this color named for Yves Klein made imprints of themselves on canvas. Jonathan Buttall wears c...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 12312

Re: Delta Burke 2014 Set Discussion

I really enjoyed the set; one question sticks out to me though. The tossup on a colour (blue, I think? or green?) begins with a clue about a Matisse work being partially titled for "this color", and had I not been beaten to the buzzer (with a neg) I would have negged with red ("Dessert: Harmony in ...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TrashMasters @ UTC 7/12
Replies: 8
Views: 3433

Re: TrashMasters @ UTC 7/12

"All of you planning to play TM. I need to know if you've read the questions from either Cottage Bowl or Acronym VIII. We're using those sets for filler, and we want to avoid problems."
--Dren Rollins, 18 hours ago.
by wd4gdz
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Open Mirror at Rice, 06-13-15
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: NASAT Open Mirror at Rice, 06-13-15

If the field stays at seven teams, I will join Jake's team so that we have a nice number.
by wd4gdz
Wed May 27, 2015 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 49524

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

Sorry if I missed a post about this, but will the packets be posted online soon?
by wd4gdz
Tue May 26, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 35803

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

I would like to sign up, if it's not too late.
by wd4gdz
Wed Feb 04, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]
Replies: 8
Views: 3895

Re: George Oppen at Alabama [2/21/15]

Please sign me up as a team. Thanks!

P.S. I am looking for teammates

edit: I am now playing with the La Tech team.
by wd4gdz
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3997

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

ULL beat Texas A&M in a one game final.
by wd4gdz
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015
Replies: 8
Views: 3997

Re: DEES at Rice University - January 17, 2015

I would like to register one team (probably me playing solo) for this tournament, please.

Thanks!
by wd4gdz
Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 7188

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

It seems like a lot of people in this thread have been saying things like "Some reform is certainly needed" but I haven't really seen any concrete examples (sorry if I missed them!), just bashing of Andrew's original post.
by wd4gdz
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CHANGE: Texas QB Camp Mirror at Valencia: August 23
Replies: 6
Views: 4254

Re: CHANGE: Texas QB Camp Mirror at Valencia: August 23

Stats:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/

The top two teams (based on record and then PPG) from each bracket (Travisty [1A], Billy [1B], Borglum [2A], and UCF A [2B] made the top bracket.
by wd4gdz
Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 4774

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

I can't top Alaska to Atlanta, but I once drove ~1,000 miles from Tallahassee to Ann Arbor for 2006 ACF Nats, ~900 miles from Tallahassee to College Park for 2006 ICT, and ~800 miles from Tallahassee to St. Louis for 2008 ICT.
by wd4gdz
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 3469

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

I am going to this tournament (plane ticket and hotel room purchased) and looking for teammates. I am decent at science and fine arts. Contact me if you're interested.
by wd4gdz
Fri Dec 13, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 32245

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU

Distance model wrote:Are the packets posted somewhere?
Will the packets be posted soon?
by wd4gdz
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delta Burke available for mirrors
Replies: 2
Views: 1386

Delta Burke available for mirrors

Valencia College will host the 17th (?) iteration of our community-college level Delta Burke tournament on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9. The set will be available anytime after that for $20/team (negotiable) to any college or HS team which would like to run it. The questions are clos...
by wd4gdz
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 2942

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

I have all the scoresheets from the Valencia mirror. In the upcoming days/weeks, I will be posting some tossup and bonus stats that could be useful in making minor edits to the set for upcoming mirrors. Round 1 No one powered the tossups on Taurus, Russia, Los Angeles, or The Potato Eaters. The toss...
by wd4gdz
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 10617

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote: Roughly 30% of the tournament has been written thus far, and it is on pace to be completed by late May. The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
Is the set finished?
by wd4gdz
Wed May 29, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 48797

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Matt B, could you please update the packets received post when you get a chance? Thanks!
by wd4gdz
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin at Alabama (4/6/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Terrapin at Alabama (4/6/13)

I don't think I'll be coming to this. Sorry :(
by wd4gdz
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin at Alabama (4/6/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Terrapin at Alabama (4/6/13)

I'll probably come.
by wd4gdz
Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 8676

Re: VCU Closed discussion

Matt Weiner wrote:People are free to move the questions around if they want, but I will be posting a version without all of the embarrassing mechanical errors in about a week on the TDB.
Has this set been posted online yet? If so, could you please provide a link. Thanks!
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2012 Available - Already Written, Well-Received
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Delta Burke 2012 Available - Already Written, Well-Received

We decided to just release the set instead. But you could always mirror the 2013 iteration!
by wd4gdz
Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in southern Minnesota Open mirror?
Replies: 7
Views: 1487

Re: Interest in southern Minnesota Open mirror?

I would almost certainly be there.