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by sonstige
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 1808

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

Just for my own curiosity (and apologies if this is posted elsewhere on here, the ACF website, etc.) --- but is there a policy on spoiler (or otherwise ineligible) teams joining a field, when such a tournament is a national qualifier? I would imagine the TD in this case got the OK from ACF to allow ...
by sonstige
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU SNICK Mirror 9/15/18
Replies: 2
Views: 972

Re: VCU SNICK Mirror 9/15/18

VCU has closed through the weekend due to the weather forecast, so the tournament will not run this Saturday. If we are able to reschedule, we'll update this post. Sorry to hear about this, but obviously the weather takes priority. Virginia and I can make it if this gets rescheduled for the 22nd......
by sonstige
Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)
Replies: 6
Views: 4267

Re: Super ACRONYM - Summer 2017 (Global Announcement)

orgoman wrote:Any Chance of a Skype mirror of this? Random people in out of the way places want to know....
If this isn't during my move to Charlottesville, I will totally read for this.
by sonstige
Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 11325

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

But aren't you also playing? I'm generally not a fan of TDs playing their own tournaments (nor, say, their roommates having such roles or vice versa) --- but am typically fine if Chris does it, since he's proven to have integrity and such. I might be less inclined to participate in this event if an...
by sonstige
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 11325

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

But aren't you also playing? I'm generally not a fan of TDs playing their own tournaments (nor, say, their roommates having such roles or vice versa) --- but am typically fine if Chris does it, since he's proven to have integrity and such. I might be less inclined to participate in this event if an ...
by sonstige
Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 6485

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

I'll second that comment. This set did a great job of covering what seemed to be generally lesser-explored, if not completely original, answerlines. People should play this set.
by sonstige
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 11325

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

Hi Chris, For those teams/players needing lodging do you have suggestions on places that are near by to the campus? Thanks, Chris, in the past, has recommended such places as: Motel 6 (5909 American Way, Orlando) or Hampton Inn (7110 S Kirkman Rd, Orlando) Note that Valencia West is near Universal ...
by sonstige
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 6485

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

sarangyeola wrote: Ophir: hftf__
May want to get this corrected in the Google docs (Ophir is listed as htft__ --- that is, the "t's" and "f's" are switched). Otherwise, folks'll be adding some Skype rando.
by sonstige
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 11325

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

Once y'all figure out when Super ACRONYM is being held, do post it. If it's really 4 PM on a Friday, I may be inclined to re-arrange my project schedule to staff this.
by sonstige
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The overwhelming lack of knowledge for the initiate
Replies: 11
Views: 5585

Re: The overwhelming lack of knowledge for the initiate

I appreciate the advice, but I didn't have that feeling, to be honest. There was a ton of theoretical math and physics clues that went way over my head, but they were also very early power clues. I suppose a starting player shouldn't just get those right away. OK, so first: a starting player has ev...
by sonstige
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The overwhelming lack of knowledge for the initiate
Replies: 11
Views: 5585

Re: The overwhelming lack of knowledge for the initiate

To summarize, if you have no knowledge outside of a bare-bones STEM education from high-school, where should you start as a new collegiate player? You're going to school in Florida, you say? Stick to STEM, and you'll score plenty of points against most teams here. The rest of quiz bowl subjects wil...
by sonstige
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 6485

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

ktour84 wrote:I'm looking to play. I'm good with most visual arts except film.
Kelly, you're welcome to join with me and Virginia Ruiz if you need a team.
by sonstige
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT writer applications are now open
Replies: 14
Views: 5744

Re: NAQT writer applications are now open

(And we also give advice on how to earn further promotions, if the writer didn't jump into the top tier. And we continue giving reviews periodically, when a writer has accumulated enough new questions since their previous review.) Hey Seth --- are these done automatically, or do writers need to req...
by sonstige
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory
Replies: 7
Views: 2856

Re: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory

I don't know if the 2017 Summer QB League group is super relevant (since it's full of people that aren't on any team, I think) but in the case of the other two groups the distinction is that the former focuses on both high school and college quizbowl, while the Southeastern Collegiate Quizbowl grou...
by sonstige
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory
Replies: 7
Views: 2856

Re: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory

There is a Facebook page called Quiz Bowl in the Southeast. It seems like a good chunk of the teams in the Southeast are on there. Lots of announcements are made on it. Somehow, amazingly (through no fault of your own, of course), I don't think you were on there, Naveed. So I just added you. Other ...
by sonstige
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Orlando (Valencia) Open Summer Practices
Replies: 2
Views: 1016

Re: Orlando (Valencia) Open Summer Practices

Way to schedule this when *some* people are working their 9-5s.

This is unrelated (I probably should just text you about it, oh well): you (or Stan?) should mirror Super ACRONYM.
by sonstige
Tue May 30, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43209

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Less than both. But I could be wrong. It was really more of a question than a concern. The set was very good. As you say, it could have been a simple time issue and my team may not have heard some at the back end of the clock. Or maybe the art questions were there but in a different form from the v...
by sonstige
Tue May 30, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43209

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Get Out has been in theaters for 3 months -- hardly "four days before the tournament". It's not like Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 or something. I don't see how you can have a reasonable expectation of spoiler-free questions at that point. So I wrote the Get Out bonus, composing it shortly after...
by sonstige
Tue May 23, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

While not a true side event, Saturday night (8 PM according to the NAQT site) is going to see another humans vs. QANTA match.
by sonstige
Mon May 15, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 6273

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

Andrew Nadig, Aakash Patel, and I are looking for a fourth teammate. We're lacking in post-1990 music (especially rap) and video games, and can always use more TV/movies knowledge. PM me if you're interested and can help with those categories. Edit: Aakash can no longer attend, so Andrew and I are ...
by sonstige
Mon May 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 12478

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

I'm (tentatively) expected to move to Charlottesville for my job from October through April or so. Virginia Ruiz would be with me, of course.

I reckon we'd be able to staff things at UVA or VCU or wherever nearby on weekends that we have open.
by sonstige
Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:25 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 23337

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

So I ended up reading for this...and here's a quick summary of the games played in my room (since I forgot to get y'all my scoresheets): Round 1: Team 3 (Auroni et al) --- 390 .... Team 5 (HS folks) --- 110 Round 2: Team 2 (Cheyne et al) -- 610 .... Team 3 (Auroni et al) --- 85 Round 3: Team 1 (Rob ...
by sonstige
Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 23337

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

If we do Dylan's format, I will need some teammates, preferably people who know music, television, video games, film, memes, and sports. Hey Mike...I'm willing to join up for this. I reckon a Minnesotan or two out there can vouch that I'm OK at things. If you're still free, my close personal friend...
by sonstige
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 23337

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

Cheynem wrote:If we do Dylan's format, I will need some teammates, preferably people who know music, television, video games, film, memes, and sports.
Hey Mike...I'm willing to join up for this. I reckon a Minnesotan or two out there can vouch that I'm OK at things.
by sonstige
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 4843

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

Apologies in advance for this idea sounding perhaps a bit unorthodox, but what prevents an event like ACF Nats, ICT, etc. from getting a rep from ZeeCraft or Electramatic (or wherever) to attend? That is, could a buzzer manufacturer attend said event with buzzers in-hand for the purposes of renting ...
by sonstige
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 14527

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

Fwiw, I graduated in 2004.

Eliza---do you want the finished packets in advance?
by sonstige
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 14527

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

I'm tentatively going to sign up to throw something together for this. Just TUs, yes?
by sonstige
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 37347

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

In the northwest, we also had a case a few years ago of Travis Vitello flying in to Boise to play (and win) ACF Fall. This is a bit different, in that it's not a qualification for a national tournament, but nobody at the tournament resented his presence. (He also came here for quiz bowl tourism.) (...
by sonstige
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 37347

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

Some people feel ICT should only be the absolute best 32 teams, which we all know would really only be mostly Northeastern and Midwestern teams. Heck, look at the map of where all the D1 teams came from last year There are only 5 or 6 teams from outside those regions. If ICT is really for just sole...
by sonstige
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 37347

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

Especially because of cases like, for example, Travis Vitello going to Ohio State while living in Florida. I suspect that any rule change would probably do more do make life hard for online students that preventing the few cases we've seen of this. I was going to stay as an observer in this thread,...
by sonstige
Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

I'd be interested in seeing how the tournament changed after the edits. I just uploaded the questions here . So my general approach was going through each of the 10 packets I received from Toronto, at first screening for things that were overly Canadian, then realizing that I needed to screen for c...
by sonstige
Mon Jun 27, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

stats

RR and re-bracket are combined.
by sonstige
Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

We had 18 teams come out for this (sort of) --- as it was, we had a few last-minute drops from the field, but after a bit of shuffling some folks around, we ended up with the 18-team field I wanted (letting us have a 9/9 RR schedule). This pushed our start time back a little, for which I apologize. ...
by sonstige
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

A "final" logistics email was sent to teams on 6/21. As said in the latest edit to my above post, the field is locked. As it is, on paper there will likely be enough people to field 19 teams. If teams can be consolidated down to 18, I'd be slightly happier --- but if not, no big deal. I have schedul...
by sonstige
Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

Teams should expect to receive a preliminary logistics email later this week. I'll need some feedback to the exact number of teams, buzzers, and staff to expect, however. For free agents who are not assigned to a team at this time, that's OK --- we'll configure free agent teams the morning of and/or...
by sonstige
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers | You
Replies: 22
Views: 7397

Re: Buzzers | You

I've wondered in the past --- especially for regional-level events (like an ACF Regs or NAQT SCT) --- whether the organization supplying the questions couldn't also FedEx buzzers to the hosting sites (likely for some shipping expense + a convenience charge, maybe?). Assuming, of course, that said or...
by sonstige
Sat Apr 23, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 20925

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm continuing my second master's at UF starting this fall, where I'll probably play a few tournaments here and there.
by sonstige
Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GRAPHIC (A comics set)
Replies: 7
Views: 3109

Re: GRAPHIC (A comics set)

...I'm sure there are people on the board with far greater comics experience than me... Not sure if you need a collaborator, or at the very least someone to read through your set / playtest it...but former UF great Aaron Kashtan I imagine would be highly interested in this, with his PhD in comic bo...
by sonstige
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

I was wondering if I could play this tournament. I am trying to play with people I have never been on a team with, so I would not mind being a free agent for the time being That's cool --- I put you down as a free agent. Feel free to get in touch with the other teams or free agents to see where you...
by sonstige
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Re: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

UPDATE: 6/22/16 Teams and *most* players should have received a "final" logistics email from me on June 21st. If you did not, please email me right away. At this time, the field is locked. Field (18 or 19 teams): [/u] UF (3 teams) * Chipola (3 teams) Cody Johansen / McKinnie Sizemore / TJ Sizemore /...
by sonstige
Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25
Replies: 11
Views: 5798

Toronto Hybrid Mirror in Orlando - June 25

Hello All, Based on the success of the Ottawa Hybrid mirror Virginia Ruiz ran in Orlando last summer, popular demand dictates that a summer 2016 hybrid event in Orlando should happen. This year, we're planning to run a mirror of the Toronto Hybrid . Date and location TBD --- but my initial probing o...
by sonstige
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 3238

Re: 2016 SCT general discussion

I'm also hopeful that we'll be able to work out a way to use interpuncts for certain science words. If anyone has ideas about how this would look (i.e. whether interpuncts should be in the primary text, if there should be a second version of the word with interpuncts rendered in brackets, etc.), we...
by sonstige
Mon Feb 08, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 16765

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

Just to chip in my two-cents on the Zimmerman question: at our site (in Orlando), we played the Div II set, where a slightly watered-down version of the Zimmerman question made an appearance. Maybe the local bias (Sanford and Lake Mary, the epicenters of many Zimmerman headlines, are just north of O...
by sonstige
Sun Feb 07, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 16765

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

The tossup on Diane Arbus struck me as transparent, as it told you quite quickly that it was a female photographer who took pictures of strange people. Could somebody post that, please? So this question went through some iteration as to where to best place the first reference to the gender-specific...
by sonstige
Sun Feb 07, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT Florida SCT
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Re: 2016 NAQT Florida SCT

Final Stats --> includes additional Div II final game between UCF B vs New College B.

Stats sans the Div II final

EDIT: For people keeping track at home, since our field was 3 Div I teams and 5 Div II teams, we played on the Div II set.
by sonstige
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT

You're right --- I see it as that way in the hard-copy as well.
by sonstige
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division II SCT

Maybe the reader misspoke, but the question does say "precedes."
by sonstige
Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT Florida SCT
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Re: 2016 NAQT Florida SCT

Final stats to be posted soon, but a quick recap: We ended up having 8 teams play (UF D was a last-minute drop, but no tears were shed since it gave us a much more pleasant 8-team schedule in the end). We played a double-RR (mixed field, 3 Div I, 5 Div II), and UF A cleared the field, going 14-0. Th...
by sonstige
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT Florida SCT
Replies: 3
Views: 1887

Re: 2016 NAQT Florida SCT

Friendly reminder: per NAQT the registration closes on Feb 2 (tomorrow). As of the moment (Feb 1), our site looks like the following: Div I Field: Florida A Florida B UCF A Div II Field: UCF B Florida C Florida D New College A New College B New College C EDIT: Field is now locked, lest I hear otherw...
by sonstige
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 8664

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

I'm a bit surprised that my "minivans" TU made it into the final edit of the set; I hope it amused some people out there (while invariably annoying others). At the very least, I hope it inspires some people to look up the respective music videos from which the clues were derived.