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by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)

26 teams competed in the 2018 USC Fall Tournament. Congratulations to Spring Valley for winning an advantaged final to claim the tournament championship. Congratulations also to Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy for finishing second in an incredibly competitive showing, and congratulations to the J...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

Re: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)

I'd like to thank all of the teams who have registered and/or expressed interest for this tournament. I am going to tentatively cap the field at 24 teams due to staff and room constraints. However, I will work to expand the field size if I can get more staff to commit to the event and get a few more...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)
Replies: 3
Views: 1290

University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2018 USC Fall Tournament on November 10th. I will be the tournament director. Further details are below. I will be in contact with all teams prior to the tournament and am happy to answer any que...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu May 17, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 9674

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

I'm going to Wofford College. I'm pretty sure they have a team, but I'm not very informed on the state of their quizbowl program. They hosted a tournament just last month. Lee Holden was their student leader, but he has graduated. Dr. Wright is their faculty advisor and takes them to tournaments. T...
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Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4714

Re: Contesting Statistics After a Tournament

Antrobus63 wrote: After a few more weeks with the stats still Pending on the official NAQT stats page, I wrote NAQT. They replied, "We are waiting for the hosts to correct errata." I wrote the TD again, who said: "We corrected all we could. We told them. Never heard back. Stats are on Neg5. Why is ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 5937

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

I also worry a commonly given solution to insularity is "make everyone everyone else's friend," which is not feasible and if anything perpetuates the issue of knowing key people as being a necessary condition for quiz bowl success. What is means to "act professionally," on the other hand, is less c...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 13007

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I have a lot of responding and clarifying regarding Julia’s thoughtful post, so pardon the length. For the sake of brevity I’ll address two of the points Eric made. Firstly, I’ve personally never heard that “college quiz bowl is too hard” be a reason for “good,” involved players to quit. To scale an...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: TDing Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 1469

Re: TDing Resources

This is a list my wife Bryn came up with. We check it every tournament we host, and it usually works. Some of these things are more important than others. Tournament Direction Checklist Pre-tournament: Obtain contact info for teams As teams commit to attending, ensure that buzzers and staff commitme...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 13007

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

At high school tournaments late in the year, college clubs can and should be finding out where seniors are going and getting their contact information; that way, they can help new freshmen set up clubs at their school and invite them to tournaments. Yeah, this is a good idea. I always give a plug f...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC (3/31/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

Re: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC (3/31/18)

Congratulations to Dorman A for winning the South Carolina NAQT State Championship, winning 2 out of 3 matches against runner-up Dutch Fork A. Dorman B finished 3rd and Dutch Fork B won the J.V. title. Thanks to all of the teams and their coaches/parents/chaperones/drivers for their attendance. Than...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 13007

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

As many other posters have mentioned or made an inference to, the lack of new collegiate teams in most areas (teams like Swarthmore and Bowdoin are nice exceptions to this!). I think this is related to the lack of outreach option, but I'd like to hear what other people think as well. Outreach helps...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 13007

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I voted for a few things, but there are some nuances that I'd like to point out. Please note that I'm not blaming incoming high school quizbowlers for college quizbowl's ills with what I write below. I completely understand and there's nothing wrong with being the hypothetical folks I describe below...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2508

Re: CMST: General Discussion

I played the Auburn mirror of this tournament yesterday. I enjoyed the tournament, and thanks to the writers and editors. Probably most of the issues have been discussed at this point. Some of the bonus leadins were overly long, which is something I'd like writers to control in future tournaments. I...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC (3/31/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1537

NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC (3/31/18)

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2018 NAQT State Championship Tournament on March 31st. I will be the tournament director. Further details are below. I will be in contact with all teams prior to the tournament and am happy to an...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 26845

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

I'm moderating tomorrow and was wondering about the electronic scoresheets. Is there any info out there on how to use them and stuff?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Book Prizes
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

Re: Thoughts on Book Prizes

This is a neat thread and as a frequent TD it's made me think about book prizes and prizes in general. I'm a big fan of book prizes. When I was in college, they weren't really a thing. We usually got individual trophies, which were appreciated, but I would have rather gotten books. I've won books at...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Book Prizes-Where to Find Them
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Book Prizes-Where to Find Them

I always go to our library booksale here in wonderful Columbia SC. Like Jacob, I come away with bags of books for not much money. It's listed on http://www.booksalefinder.com/, so I have to think there are lots of other great book sales out there with similar deals. One thing I have done in the past...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13879

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

I'm glad some input was helpful. I just downloaded chrome, and it works like a charm now; don't know why I didn't think of doing that. Thanks for putting in the work to make this program happen. Several teams at the site expressed enthusiasm about the possibilities of recording the buzz points. As a...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 13879

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

Just want to give my experience with this thing. I haven't read the whole thread: I just want to explain how it went with me and Bryn in our room. I got to the site at Georgia Tech this morning and was told we'd be using a new electronic system. That was my first notice that we'd be doing this at th...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)

Congratulations to Dorman A for winning the USC Fall Tournament. Riverside finished 2nd. Dorman C finished 3rd overall and won the JV championship. Thank you to all of the teams who participated, the coaches, and our incredible staff. Special thanks to my wife Bryn, who, despite a recent health scar...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)

This tournament is now capped. Anyone interested in registering a team can feel free to let me know, and we'll put you on the waiting list.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

Re: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)

I'd like to thank all of the teams who have registered and expressed interest in our Early Fall Tournament! Due to the high interest in this event, I am capping the field at 30 teams and limiting the maximum number of teams to 1 for new registrations. If more teams than this express interest, I'll d...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)
Replies: 4
Views: 2228

September 30 South Carolina Fall Tournament (NAQT)

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 USC Fall Tournament on September 30th. I will be the tournament director. Further details are below. I will be in contact with all teams prior to the tournament and am happy to answer any an...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: South Carolina 2017-18
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Re: South Carolina 2017-18

Thanks for doing this thread, coach. USC is thinking of doing September 30th as the date for a fall tournament with NAQT questions. Please post here or message me if you have other ideas. I'd like to get the announcement out in the next week or 2.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10459

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

Last summer's VCU side event weekend was one of the most enjoyable tournament experiences I've ever had, so I trust the VCU folks implicitly to put together good events on both weekends based on what they consider to be the most reasonable logistics. Also, thanks to the VCU folks for agreeing to tak...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Re: Proposal: Collegiate quizbowl directory

This is certainly an important thing. As someone who's been at it for a very long time, it's never been easy figuring out who the contacts of college teams are. Several attempts have been made over the years to remedy this. It's definitely a challenge. The last attempt at a directory that I remember...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu May 18, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 16617

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Don't mean to sound like a broken record (pun intended!), but could we add the Chuck Berry rock tournament to the list of possible tournaments spreadsheet so we can gauge interest on that?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu May 11, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 16617

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

For the veterans in the circuit, how do you all usually go about selecting side events for a side event weekend? A straw poll is my best idea so far, but I also don't want to mirror too many of the ones that will be at CO already. Last year's VCU weekend basically had us doing everything available....
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu May 11, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 16617

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Could we consider adding the Chuck Berry rock tournament as part of the weekend? If not as a formal tournament then perhaps as a shootout event.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu May 04, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 20873

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

I would very much like to play this at HSNCT.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25

Congrats to the Dorman Bulldogs (Geoffrey Thomas, Jason Fern, Chase Fleming, and Lee Holden) for winning the South Carolina mirror of (This) Tournament is a Crime. Various USC house teams rounded out the rankings. Stats are here . Thanks to Ben Ingram and Caitlin Sperka Thomas for coming down to sta...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC March 18th
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC March 18th

Congratulations to Dorman A, who won the 2017 South Carolina NAQT State Championship Tournament. Southside B finished 2nd and Dutch Fork A finished 3rd. Dorman C won the JV championship. Full stats will be posted tomorrow. Thanks to all of the players, coaches, and staff. Special thanks to Ben Ingra...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25

In order to make this tournament a little more affordable, I've reduced the base fee.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC March 18th
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

Re: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC March 18th

Just wanted to note that this event is a little over a week away and I've updated some of the information in the announcement. We still have plenty of room for new teams to register!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Planning
Replies: 9
Views: 2919

Re: ACF Nationals Planning

I wanted to give an idea of what driving into town was like for my team. Our team stayed at some cheap hotels in Secaucus. For a variety of reasons, we drove into town. In case anyone is driving into Manhattan from NJ or the outer boroughs, I found that traffic wasn't too bad. The tolls are expensiv...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17
Replies: 4
Views: 1440

Re: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17

My wife and I would be interested in playing in this, depending on the date.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25

I've set up a spreadsheet where people can put their proposed teams down, or mark themselves as interested free agents. Please e-mail me to officially register, though.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

(This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror at S. Carolina (3/25/17)

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina will be hosting a mirror of (This) Tournament is a Crime on Saturday March 25th. I, Eric Douglass, will be the tournament director. Further details are below. I will be in contact with all teams prior to the tournament and am happy to answer any ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC March 18th
Replies: 2
Views: 1735

NAQT South Carolina State Championship at USC March 18th

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 South Carolina NAQT State Championship tournament on Saturday, March 18. I, Eric Douglass, will be the tournament director. Further details are below. I will be in contact with all teams pri...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Georgia Tech (Sunday, February 5, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: NAQT SCT at Georgia Tech (Sunday, February 5, 2017)

The scarf was not mine or Bryn's. Thanks for hosting; see you all at Regionals!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 40873

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I'm going to write a sequel to a packet a wrote a few years ago for this thing called The Pain of Quizbowl Past. This year's iteration will be more of the same. Basically 20 or so questions playing around with incidents in my personal and quizbowl life that have caused me pain. I think the last iter...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to be a Good College History Player + other stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

Re: How to be a Good College History Player + other stuff

I'm comically rusty at this point, but I used to be a pretty good history player. One thing I've seen younger players make mistakes with when studying history questions is to get too narrowly focused. I've seen lots of players commit to things like "knowing everything about the Civil War" or "knowin...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX at Georgia Tech (November 13, 2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

Re: Terrapin XXIX at Georgia Tech (SUNDAY, November 13, 2016

South Carolina still plans on bringing a team. Is there any word on a field update?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1933

Re: PB 2016: General Discussion

I might have a little to post later, but obviously this tournament had some issues on copy editing which must and I'm sure are being addressed. On the plus side, and this is from a reader's perspective, I thought the music tossups were really good. They seemed to tone down some of the score-heavines...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Novice at University of South Carolina 9/24/16
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: NAQT Novice at University of South Carolina 9/24/16

Congratulations to USC A for winning the USC mirror of the NAQT Novice Tournament. Special thanks to Northeast Alabama Community College for making the trip to Columbia. It was a blast hosting for all of the new players and I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. Here are the stats: http://www.hsquizbow...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Novice at University of South Carolina 9/24/16
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Re: NAQT Novice at University of South Carolina 9/24/16

I've updated the field for this tournament, which is taking place this Saturday on the 24th. We would love to have a few more teams sign up, so please let me know if you're interested.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 15389

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

As someone who usually plays CO on teams that finish in the lower-middle of the field, I'd obviously really be against restricting the field to "good" teams, whatever that means. For one thing, often teams that finish near the bottom of CO are teams that would be pretty darn competitive even somewhe...