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by ValenciaQBowl
Fri May 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 30
Views: 6083

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Jus' sayin'. I was waiting to see if anything else came up, but I have five rounds (20 each) of toss-ups on film by my former Valencia player (and answerer of the toss-up that won the most famous match of which I've been a part) Sean Platzer (with a handful of my contributions). The distribution is ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat May 04, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Florida A Nats Submission
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Florida A Nats Submission

The Rosewood and Winding Refn toss-ups are cool; too bad they didn't get used. I imagine Rosewood is better known to Florida natives, but there was a movie made about it by recently deceased director John Singleton.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat May 04, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Nah, pressure is good. He's coming with me up to Chicago to read CO and then to play Scattergories with me and Tracy (and John Petrovich), which will be a good introduction to the crueler reaches of the game.
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri May 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

His PIANO stats indicate he still has some work to do at the higher difficulties, but Jesse is a solid generalist This is fair, but keep in mind that at PIANO Jesse was on a team with me and Sean Platzer (history/classics) and Ian Mackenzie (art/art history), so the shadow was strongly in effect fo...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 30
Views: 6083

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I was waiting to see if anything else came up, but I have five rounds (20 each) of toss-ups on film by my former Valencia player (and answerer of the toss-up that won the most famous match of which I've been a part) Sean Platzer (with a handful of my contributions). The distribution is "stuff Sean l...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 2282

Re: Old time bonus formats

Sure, in such cases it's not ideal! We rarely had teams with fewer than four at DB back then, but I did have a note saying a person could be selected more than once if there were fewer. But we never saw a solo or even duo team before the Kelson reign of terror in Florida CCs began in 2010.
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 2282

Re: Old time bonus formats

Y'all will probably hate this, but at early Delta Burkes (from 1998 till about 2007, I figure) I would have exactly one bonus in the tournament, usually coming in Round 7 or after, which had four five-point parts, and which asked the team captain to designate a player to answer one part based on an ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 2715

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)

I'll echo Jonathen's gratitude to Justin, Rodrigo, and those who staffed and who made up time after those lazy Gators got us off to a late start. And I thought the questions tried some interesting things and didn't seem as hard as some suggested (at least until around Round 7 and up, when there defi...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: Remember the '90s?

Dang! I don't know that I ever heard that story (or if I did, I forgot). Thanks for the clarification.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 2131

Re: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

You'd think that Matt Weiner's team would wipe the floor with Borglum's team at Chicago Open. But Borglum somehow beat him. I've always been amused that Bruce has seemed to enjoy this result even more than anyone on my team that year (though we all enjoyed it, too!). But it should be said that Seth...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1356

Re: Remember the '90s?

Hmm, I'm not sure how to read this comment, Greg. Is the implication that the vulgarity, scatology, and cruel japes at Republican politicians presented in Delta Burke packets destroyed the will of that high school to continue with a quiz bowl program? FWIW, I don't recall ever sharing the set with a...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 25
Views: 4539

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

Good idea, Bruce! I started playing collegiately at Florida in the fall of 1987 (yeah, I know, right?). Back then UF's Student Activities organization would run an intramural tournament on old CBI questions, and the top scorers were invited to join the quiz bowl team (current players obviously were ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 2738

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm a solo free agent this year for the first time ever at CO. I'm not good, but I bring a cooler full of drinks which my teammates have access to. And if you don't know, I'm an English professor, which is why I'm not good at lit. Call for a good time. Edit: I should mention that my teams have alway...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Help Me Justify a Quizbowl Class?
Replies: 4
Views: 962

Re: Help Me Justify a Quizbowl Class?

I don't know if this would help, but a possible practical argument you could make is that having the students practice during school hours could cut down on hours spent in after-school practice. (Assuming, of course, that you hold after-school practices). One would think that would be attractive to ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 20
Views: 2648

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Consider this post a commitment to write a full packet. Maybe we can mirror the set at Valencia (Orlando) in conjunction with our August open tournament (at which we'll hope to mirror NASAT again). PS--Those who are going to play should listen to some Drive-By Truckers so they can power one of my to...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2018 Final Mirror Offer and Private Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 527

Delta Burke 2018 Final Mirror Offer and Private Discussion

Unless I've missed an e-mail, I don't currently have any more mirror requests for Delta Burke 2018 going forward. If you think you might want to use it, let me know. We've had people using it as late as July of the following year over the last few seasons, but being perfectly honest, I'd much rather...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Carper Award winners: congratulations, Rob Carson and Kelly McKenzie!
Replies: 6
Views: 1611

Re: 2019 Carper Award winners: congratulations, Rob Carson and Kelly McKenzie!

As most of you whippersnappers aren't able to say much about Kelly, I reckon I ought to. Kelly teamed with Seth Kendall to mostly dominate southeastern quiz bowl from the late 90s till the early 2000s. Though I was long done with my active collegiate career by then, I played them in opens and watche...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 3697

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Howdy, all! I've gotten our fabulous admins to set up a private discussion forum for this set. I'm very interested in both constructive and destructive criticism of the questions and hope you'll join the forum and offer some of that. Go to your User Control Panel and request access, and I'll try to ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 12 @ CCCT - 3/2/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1191

Re: ACRONYM 12 @ CCCT - 3/2/19

Holy mackerel are those kids from St. Stephens good at trash!!! I have to admit that as we chatted with them and their very nice coach before the first game of the tournament, I was thinking, "Poor kids, we're going to crush them like bugs." And they jumped right out and whomped us--I think they wer...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 2017

Re: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

Benet's was considered an invaluable tool in the primordial era of the '90s (at least in the South, among folks I knew). I think it can be very helpful for young players to jump around using the bolded entries within other entries (indicating an article on that term/name/title)--kind of a paper Wiki...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Epistemology?
Replies: 5
Views: 3025

Re: Quizbowl Epistemology?

Thanks, Shan! That article is interesting and helpful. In particular, this paragraph is getting at what I'm thinking about: Does this mean that quizzing is entirely about superficial knowledge? It is tempting to say yes, but in truth the issue is more complex. Questions I enjoy about literature or f...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Epistemology?
Replies: 5
Views: 3025

Re: Quizbowl Epistemology?

you would be lying to your attendees if you told them that quizbowl was just a test about what you learned in school. Nobody can take enough classes to become a good quizbowl player from classes alone. This is certainly true, Bruce. Probably 80% of what comes up in, say, the literature distribution...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Epistemology?
Replies: 5
Views: 3025

Quizbowl Epistemology?

Hey, Quizbowl! At Valencia College, where I teach English, we have a Friday every February designated "Learning Day," during which faculty and staff deliver or attend breakout sessions on various topics, ranging from crafts to teaching strategies to academic issues. This February, I've signed up to ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3724

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

This was a really fun tournament, with some interesting answer lines and clues. Joe Bob says check it out.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

I see you working, Jacob!

I probably shouldn't be letting you in on Jesse Gingold's secret improvement strategies, but he's listened to a ton of the BBC "In Our Time" podcasts, which mostly cover literature and history, but also do small dives into science and other topics.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3

So this happened, and a fine time was had by all. My Valencia player Jesse Gingold won the tournament playing solo, woot!, beating a very good Chipola A team in the final match 335-205. Here are the stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5402/stats/delta_burke_2018_orlando/ As always, I was abl...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3724

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

I'm making plans to come down for this. Are there teams that could use an extra teammate?
Only if you want to win.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 CCCT podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Re: 2018 CCCT podcasts

Play Round 13, the finals, starting around 12:30, to learn about Owen Wilson's famous authorship of "Dulce et Decorum Est." A buzz which will live in infamy (and memes in the Valencia team text thread).
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3

This year's Delta Burke tournament at Valencia College in Orlando will be held on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, for community college teams. My Florida CC colleagues will all hear about this directly, but if you're part of a CC team that would like to come to Orlando, let me know. So...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 Delta Burke Discussion (Packets Archived!)
Replies: 0
Views: 1422

2017 Delta Burke Discussion (Packets Archived!)

Hey, I know there's nothing more exciting than the chance to discuss a set that's ten months old and that most people didn't play, but with the late summer uses of the 2017 Delta Burke set over, I've got the packets on the archive now: http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/2065/ I'd love to hear any...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Yup, my tournaments totally rule. Others from farther afoot should come down sometime!
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

In case you didn't see it in the Words and Objects main thread, here are the individual stats from our W&O mirror. These only depict the first five rounds; we played the sixth round as a two-room shootout: Taylor Harvey: 20/45/4 = 146ppg Chris Borglum: 14/34/7 = 103 Seth Kendall: 9/19/3 = 62 Ian Mac...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 5870

Re: Words and Objects

I really enjoyed this set! Here are the individual stats from the Valencia mirror; we played five rounds (six teams) and then broke into two rooms to shoot out round six (no stats for that). Taylor and Leo won, with me and Jesse second, and then other people. Taylor Harvey: 20/45/4 = 146ppg Chris Bo...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Congrats to Sethbillies (Billy Beyer, Seth Kendall, and Brian Clouse) for winning this mirror with a 9-0 record. A team of me, Leo Law, Peter Torres, and famous television personality Hannah Sage took second, while Jeff Fisher Convinced Me Mermaids Are Real (Taylor Harvey, Zach Foster, Bradley Kirks...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Zoinks! Thanks for reminding me, Bill. And y'all were about the first to register.

Sigh, back to 11 teams.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Field update: Me, Leo, Peter Zach, Brad, Taylor, Mickey Jonathen Settle, Matt, Donny, Jacob Casey, Cody, and Alan Asha, James, Darrell, and Stan Jesse, Aidan, Jake, and Jack South Florida (Brian and Dale et al.) Auburn War Tigers UF Young'ns (Min, Zach, etc.) Billy and Seth Delaware People That's te...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Yeah, thanks for asking and prompting me, Mike. Sean Platzer is a former Valencia player who now is a humanities professor at Valencia; he played in ICTs for Valencia in 2006 and 2007. What I'm saying is that nobody outside of Valencia tournaments knows him. He wrote the questions for his own entert...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Huh. Well, many of those coming to Valencia have expressed interest in every existing side tournament produced this summer, but my lazy tuchus is only putting on three "official" events: Words & Objects Friday night, NASAT Saturday, and local dude Sean Platzer's five rounds of film toss-ups Saturday...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: Discussion of specific questions

the omission of a "He's not George Foreman, but" Oh, yeah, that. I certainly buzzed with Adam on the clue stating this fighter had named four sons (I think?) after himself but fortunately for us someone on the other team beat us. I know that detail is probably not accurate for Foreman, and I'm sure...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: Discussion of specific questions

In a book about this song's performers "and philosophy," an essay by M. Blake Wilson compares this song's narrator to Nietzsche's Zarathustra and claims that its verses are Apollonian while its bridge is Dionysian. This song, which was first written as a prayer after a musician heeded his spiritual...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: Discussion of specific questions

Just as I did the 2016 set, I really enjoyed these questions. The distribution and clue selection seemed to take away some of the old guy stuff I was able to hit back in 2016, but that's the right call for the overall field. I'd like to see the question on "Behind Blue Eyes"; I have zero doubt that ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 43539

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Paul Ryan Center for the Musical Arts : Presumably featuring an endless loop of Rage against the Machine songs paired with videos of its namesake doing P90X and talking about destroying the social safety net with his buddies at frat keggers. Anyway, so has a building location been announced? Will i...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

That's great, Chandler! I'm not sure how many rounds yet, but I can start thinking about it. Obviously how many teams show up will have a large part to play, but I reckon 9-11 rounds will be right. I'm starting to think that maybe we'll do a Friday night for some side stuff, as you and a lot of the ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: College quizbowl calendar static site
Replies: 2
Views: 2787

Re: College quizbowl calendar static site

Unsure where to put this, I've decided that here would be a good idea, as Ophir's excellent calendar site correctly noted Delta Burke as having been announced for November 10, 2018, as that was what I wrote on this site. As a matter of fact, I said this: DB will always and forever be the second week...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4439

NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Valencia College will host a mirror of NASAT on Saturday, August 18, on our West Campus in the summer hell furnace of Orlando, Florida. We'll plan to start rounds at 10 a.m., so be in Building 9 (the regular place) by 9:30 a.m. For those of you who don't know it as the regular place, here's a map: h...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 7169

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

The NASAT mirror at Valencia will be held on Saturday, August 18, on our West Campus. Thanks to Fred for letting us mirror so late. I'll put up an announcement soon. Most of our participants don't visit these forums, but we'd be happy if some of y'all would like to travel to sweltering Orlando in Au...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 7303

Re: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

I always tell new moderators that the longer they are hemming and hawing on an answer line, the more they should be leaning towards accepting it. Otherwise, be prepared to say, "incorrect" on the first buzz. I completely agree, but, having read in D2 at ICT, I can say that in some rare cases the al...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 13199

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I have no dog in this fight, but I support ACF remaining power free. As others have begun to explain, power placement does require a good chunk of an editor's time, and we've all seen post-tournament arguments about power placement, so it clearly requires some thought. But mostly I just like that AC...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 7970

Re: Scattergories 2

Could never get sound to work. Bummer. Hope everyone enjoyed!
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 7970

Re: Scattergories 2

Will, since you're doing this as a singles shootout, is it okay if I play just for an hour or hour and a half?