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by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-2019 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: 2018-2019 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

For reference, here is a schedule of currently schedule tournaments that qualify for inclusion in the Goldenrod Cup this year. I am confident that a few more will be announced for the spring. I will update here if and when that happens. August 25: Glasgow Scottie Invitational (Glasgow) October 13: U...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 4578

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

It strikes me as ridiculous and somewhat cruel that somebody who has to repeat the first grade (a fairly common circumstance for reasons ranging from delayed intellectual development to serious medical issues) will be punished for this 11 years later by not being eligible to play quizbowl during the...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

Re: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl

I find your outrage rather incomprehensible. UofL Quizbowl is a part of the University of Louisville, and as such, as absolutely no ability whatsoever to simply mail out checks to people. I'm not commenting directly on Harris's outrage, but I want to point out that the above is an oversimplificatio...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 2689

Re: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl

I can’t help you (maybe Matt Church can) but the quizbowl team at Louisville is not usually able to pay people directly without going through a department. For some time now, any revenue made by the quizbowl team is taken by the school, who then pays for the team’s expenses like it would any other d...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2018-19
Replies: 6
Views: 1792

Re: Kentucky 2018-19

italics for middle school tournament bold for state and national championships August 4: August 11: August 18: August 25: Glasgow Scottie Invitational (Glasgow) September 1: September 8: September 15: September 22: September 29: October 6: October 13: University of Kentucky Fall Championship (Lexin...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 30, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 37479

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance has decided that we will not do any business with NAQT as long as Matt Bruce is a member of their organization. In practical terms, this means that if Matt remains with NAQT during the upcoming season, we would seek an alternative question source for our high school an...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 201

LSAT has concluded. Thanks to all the teams and staffers who came today. Full stats will hopefully be uploaded tonight, but the quick results are:

1. Glasgow
2. Dunbar A
3. Henderson County
4. Eastern
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 201

This tournament will be happening tomorrow. Registration will take place from 8:15-8:45 in the Bingham Humanities Building, Room 100 (which is a big auditorium on the first floor). After the teams arrive we’ll have an opening meeting and games starting shortly after. This is the field we have: Danvi...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Re: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 201

This tournament is less than two weeks away! We're super excited to have everybody come to UofL on April 8, and hope to have a fantastic tournament. The tournament will start at 9 AM EDT, so please be here for registration between 8:00-8:45. The opening meeting will be at 8:45, so if you're not here...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 5959

Re: The looming crisis

The main reason PACE doesn't add a lot of members each year is because not too many people are nominated. To some extent, this is PACE's fault for not nominating more people ourselves, but it's also the case that anybody can nominate anybody to be a PACE Member. It is possible that PACE has been to...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2017-18
Replies: 9
Views: 3759

Re: Kentucky 2017-18

The Louisville Spring Academic Tournament has been moved to Sunday, April 8. We had a conflict with our originally planned date. The tournament will be on NAQT IS-172. We hope to see plenty of teams in attendance!
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

Louisville (KY) Spring Academic Tournament (April 8, 2018)

The University of Louisville will host the Louisville Spring Academic Tournament (LSAT) on Sunday, April 8. LSAT will be directed by Nick Conder with assistance from members and alumni of the UofL Quiz Bowl team. LSAT is open to all high school teams, and UofL has welcomed teams from all over Kentuc...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2017-18
Replies: 9
Views: 3759

Re: Kentucky 2017-18

Are there any tournaments being planned that aren’t in the schedule in the first post of this thread?
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 16311

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

So I only skimmed this thread, but as far as I can tell, this is the only thing that needs a response. It's stuff like this that cheapens the entire message to the point of irrelevance. No one's consciousness is being raised and no one's mind is being changed by taking this kind of attitude, nor is...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 9783

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

Good corporate citizens "Good corporate citizens" are not a real thing. I'm not thrilled about corporations slapping their names on quizbowl tournaments, but I'm not necessarily more outraged that the sponsors are Russian oligarchs who interfere with democracy as opposed to American oligarchs who i...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 16311

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

It shouldn't be very controversial to tell (mostly) straight quizbowl dudes that their stringy beards are nasty and to cut their hair short if they refuse to put in the work to make it look good. If you want to grow facial hair, trim it and make sure it looks good. If you want to have longer hair, m...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Lexington, KY (3/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship, Lexington, KY (3/3/18)

Hi everybody! A couple brief updates: -Jason Thompson is replacing Ramapriya as TD, as the latter will be out of the state on March 3. Everything should operate as normally. We are also seeking volunteers for moderators and scorekeepers, so if you're in Kentucky and want to help out, PM or email me ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13754

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

I used this system yesterday and would like to share my experience: I got to the tournament site shortly before most teams arrived, and Ramapriya walked me through the scoresheet and showed the staff the instructional video. Once I actually got into my room and started reading, it worked well enough...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13754

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

Here’s the progression of events in this situation: 1) Will started this thread publicly calling out WUSTL for rumors he had heard about their mirror, particularly castigating a moderator for being in a bad mood while volunteering. It’s at this point I learned of the existence of OphirStats and that...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13754

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

Other people have already said this system sucks to use, but any complaint or concern whatsoever is met with over the top insults. Paired with being ordered to do learn a brand new system on absurdly short notice, it’s clear that people who are very technologically capable have no capacity for cons...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13754

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

Other people have already said this system sucks to use, but any complaint or concern whatsoever is met with over the top insults. Paired with being ordered to do learn a brand new system on absurdly short notice, it’s clear that people who are very technologically capable have no capacity for consi...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13754

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

If I staff this tournament, I will be learning it on the fly during games; albeit that is assuming the UofL wifi works well enough to do it.

This is all a colossal waste of time.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13754

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

I was informed a few hours ago that I was required to use this system tomorrow while staffing an EFT mirror by order of the head editor. I had never heard of it before this week and don’t have the time to really learn anything about it before tomorrow morning during the tournament. I believe others ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2017-18
Replies: 9
Views: 3759

Re: Kentucky 2017-18

I'm glad to announce the return of the Goldenrod Cup for the 2017-18 school year! Jason Thompson will be providing updates on the standings throughout the year, and I'll be maintaining the schedule. If you are planning to host a quizbowl tournament in Kentucky this year and want to be part of the Go...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 23
Views: 9222

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

Kentucky : C+ (no change) Quick Recall and the whole Governor's Cup are state institutions; they are not going to go away and do help foster academic teams at most high schools in KY, even in some of the most rural areas. The big question is whether or not Quick Recall can be reformed along pyramid...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 7
Views: 2969

2017-18 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is excited to announce the fourth annual edition of the Goldenrod Cup! The Goldenrod Cup is an annual competition that aggregates the results of affiliated good quizbowl tournaments held in the state of Kentucky. A Kentucky team who wins a Goldenrod Cup event will rece...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 7112

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

Some of the things described in this thread (rating women on their appearance, jokes of a sexual nature, etc.) are behaviors that would be unacceptable in most of the real world; those behaviors are considered sexual harassment and people get fired for them all the time. I think it would be complete...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7592

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I don’t care about teams ranked 1 through 14 at regular difficulty, who gives a crap if they get eighteen successive tossups by the third line. The answer is that a lot of people in those top 14 teams do care, and for the most part they're the people who write tournaments. Even if that were complet...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 6680

Re: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?

There were high school teams at the EFT mirror at WKU last year, and whoever hosts it this year should probably also invite HS teams. College events at regular difficulty or below are a great way to play on tough questions to prepare for nationals, and usually feature tougher competition than the av...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2017-18
Replies: 9
Views: 3759

Kentucky 2017-18

Welcome to the discussion thread for the 2017-18 season of academic competition in Kentucky. The first post in this thread will be used to maintain a calendar of events at the high school and middle school level in Kentucky for this season. August 5: August 12: August 19: August 26: Glasgow Scottie ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 18895

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

AKKOLADE wrote:
Beevor Feevor wrote:Spring 2018
January 18th: ACF Regionals
That's a Thursday; do you mean the 20th?

Edit: the Penn Bowl date is a Tuesday.
Quizbowl is on weekdays now.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 13693

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

mozzarella wrote:Also if there's enough demand and a group of people want to play but this isn't a good time for them, I can host a second one at a better time! Just LMK; I want everyone to have fun.
I would definitely be interested in playing this another time, since tonight is not ideal for me.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 13693

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

I would also play this, although I'm iffy on whether I will be available at exactly 9 PM. If someone were to join a few minutes late, would that be fine?
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 10975

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

Some pretty good teams played HSNCT and NAC, or couldn't play HSNCT for scheduling reasons and played NAC as a substitute. This may be because NSC is lesser known, but also because the field is quite small for a national tournament. I would say PACE could reach out to those teams, but if there aren'...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory
Replies: 7
Views: 2523

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 Rococo A Go Go
Fri May 26, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 20774

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

I can't edit the sheet on my phone, but Austin Smith and I are interested in playing this. Ramapriya Rangaraju also wants to add that he is interested in being a free agent.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 01, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 7382

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

SSNCT went very, very well for Kentucky teams: Glasgow defeated Danville in the Traditional Public School final, while Raceland-Worthington finished 5th and Russell was tied for 8th.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 18009

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

It seems like teams not being able to find affordable transportation options is a problem that could be averted or at least minimized. Oklahoma was definitely in this boat. A trip to NYC would have cost us roughly three times as much as last year's trip to Ann Arbor. Columbia seems like less than i...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 3935

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

High school teams are pretty good at bringing their buzzer sets; I was at multiple high school tournaments this semester where there were nearly as many buzzer sets as teams playing in the field. I know high school teams are usually closer by (so nobody is unable to bring sets due to air travel) and...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 30503

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

The fairly distinct nature of NAQT questions means that, for the most part, other college sets are not completely ideal practice material for NAQT tournaments. The best way to prepare for SCT and ICT, in my experience, has always been to practice on old NAQT sets. At both programs I've been a part o...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 30503

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:scanning and sending me the packets.
Why would anybody spend their time doing this?
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 5212

Re: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

1. Henderson County A (62 points) 2. Glasgow A (45.5 points) 3. duPont Manual A (36 points) 4. Danville (34 points) t-5. Dunbar A (31 points) t-5. Woodford County A (31 points) The standings going into the final event of the Goldenrod Cup are listed above. Seeing as how it is April 14 and no affili...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 17122

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

Who will watch my home place , I wonder, as I think of being away from my sourdough starter for a weekend? I'll be standing by this cracker barrel the whole weekend, ready for conversatin' and sharing the dee-stinct observations that come. I'm going to call Yale and tell them you're doing a cultura...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 9332

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Forgive me from looking in as an outsider, but a lot of people in the quizbowl community have worked with the people involved with the collegiate programs which constitute the Louisiana Quizbowl Alliance. The Alliance has existed for some time and seems to do a fine job, and their individual contrib...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

I'm going to go ahead and lock the field now (EDIT: a team dropped due to an unfortunate circumstance but is now able to make it, so we have 14 teams).

If you are registered and haven't contacted me in response to my latest email, please get in touch. See you all on Sunday!
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

SHM wrote:Dunbar would like to bring two teams. We can bring two buzzer systems.
I've added you to the field. It you can fill out the Google registration form I linked in the announcement, that would be great! Thanks!
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

We're at 11 teams right now. One of us will be emailing registered teams on Sunday to confirm registration details. If you have not registered yet, but plan to attend, please register ASAP. I don't plan to expand the field (if we did, our absolute maximum would be 18) because we are limited on staff...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

Father Comstock wrote:Harrison A (West Lafayette, IN) will bring a team. Let me know if you didn't get my google form!!
We got your registration! We're currently up to 7 teams in the field, which is near 50% capacity!
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

Field (13 of 16)
Eastern A
Eastern B
Danville
Dunbar A
Dunbar B
Glasgow
Henderson County A
Henderson County B
Manual A
Manual B
Trinity
Woodford County A
Woodford County B

We have limited space in the field, so register soon!