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by Unicolored Jay
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 3249

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

As someone who was never part of the (now since deleted) usergroup, the threads are definitely there and publically accessible, so there is no real way to undo this since anyone could have viewed the threads. While I didn't do any of the usergroup/subforum pruning, I'd like to apologize that this ha...
by Unicolored Jay
Tue May 22, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday
Replies: 8
Views: 3497

Re: SOUNDTRACK at HSNCT - Saturday

Hey, as someone interested in playing this but is worried about potential conflicts with other events going on on Saturday evening, have you set a time for when this will take place?
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 9772

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Having missed this last year because of a panic attack and being unable to figure out where it was being held, I am very much looking forward to actually playing this year. Also looking for teammate.

How many packets will there be?
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 21819

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

aseem.keyal wrote:Uploaded a zip of the docx packets on the packet archive, it's currently pending.
It's there now.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Apr 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread
Replies: 14
Views: 4315

Re: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread

I have watched 0 games of collegiate quizbowl this year and don't know any of the rosters but I figured it would help generate discussion if I made predictions anyway. Here's DI ICT: 1. Yale A 2. Penn A 3. UC Berkeley A 4. Chicago A 5. Columbia 6. Ohio State 7. Minnesota A 8. Michigan A 9. Northwest...
by Unicolored Jay
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 16186

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

FWIW I voted "regular difficulty is too hard," "too insular," and "lack of outreach." When I was at UTK I made a conscious effort to call regular-difficulty tournaments "regionals difficulty" because I felt like the term "regular difficulty" might be confusing for people new to quizbowl. When combin...
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2018 @ UIUC
Replies: 8
Views: 3820

Re: ACF Regionals 2018 @ UIUC

I'm assuming that in this case the lack of a regionals champion won't matter in terms of getting a bid to ACF Nationals, but if it had mattered, who would be getting the automatic bid?
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 22, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta
Replies: 23
Views: 8097

Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

While I'd like to play this, if there's a need for staffers (as it currently seems) I'll gladly do so.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 22, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 21251

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

I'll play the questions, even though I don't have a hat :(
by Unicolored Jay
Tue May 09, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 12562

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

I will be transferring within the University of Tennessee system, but from the Knoxville campus to the Health Science Center (in Memphis) and continue grad school there. Am very curious about my eligibility to play under "Tennessee" or not (if not, it would highly limit my chances of continuing to p...
by Unicolored Jay
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANCELED: Oxford American Tournament @ UTK 4/15/17
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

Re: Oxford American Tournament @ UTK 4/15/17

I'm canceling this tournament. May host it sometime during the summer, but not sure on that at the moment.
by Unicolored Jay
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 14600

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

I don't know how many questions I'll end up having but I'll write a packet and email it (won't be at ICT).
by Unicolored Jay
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANCELED: Oxford American Tournament @ UTK 4/15/17
Replies: 2
Views: 1412

CANCELED: Oxford American Tournament @ UTK 4/15/17

Hello everyone, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville will be hosting a mirror of the Oxford American Tournament on April 15, 2017. See this thread for more details on the set. This will be an open tournament but I will almost certainly need outside staffers to help run it, so please let me know if ...
by Unicolored Jay
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 32894

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Wouldn't the increased number of autobids handed out be more justifiable if the ICT field were larger?
by Unicolored Jay
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 10459

Re: Saving the IRC

I definitely agree that using a more accessible platform might help in attracting people to such a chat room, and that more Festivus-like events would also be great! The latter was basically the only reason I ever got on the IRC in the past year or so, other than when important events such as nation...
by Unicolored Jay
Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44299

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I'm going to miss this because of travel :( Rob, will you be posting the questions on the archives? Similarly, did you ever post last year's set on the archives? I remember you emailing (or posting, maybe?) last year's somewhere, but if it would be annoying to format for the archives, I'll happily ...
by Unicolored Jay
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44299

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I have a non-zero number of Clickhole Clickventure TUs that I could read for this. I have 20 tossups ready, plus a few bonuses I had already written if they're of interest. Due to a request, a significant number of these questions are very difficult, but there should be some that are gettable by th...
by Unicolored Jay
Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 5187

Re: [REDACTED] - A Conspiracy Theory Side Event

Once packets are uploaded, it just requires admin approval before they're made public.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44299

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I have a non-zero number of Clickhole Clickventure TUs that I could read for this.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 29798

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

The biggest single-game upset I've witnessed was us beating Chicago A in the prelims of ACF Nationals 2011 . That was the one win that got us into the upper half of the field in the first playoff stage, and we didn't win a single match past afterwards while Chicago A contended for the title. We had ...
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

Re: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

This tournament ran into all the technical issues one can expect from a Skype mirror, and the resulting problems led to only Rounds 2-5 being counted and played in a shootout format. These were the scores following that: Jason Thompson 200 Jake Sundberg 110 Billy Busse 80 Victor Prieto 80 Tejas Raje...
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2367

Re: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

Hey guys,

Let's meet up by 6:45 pm EST on the IRC in channel #eternalskypenata. We'll organize the tournament from there.
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Aug 21, 2016 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE Online (August 21)
Replies: 8
Views: 4053

Re: ARTSEE Online (August 21)

Will appears to have gotten some food: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3863/

This was fun to play; congrats to Jordan and Chris for winning, and thanks to the writers for producing this and Will, Jason Cheng, and Jason Golfinos for staffing.
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Jul 24, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CO "History Bee" (2018)
Replies: 15
Views: 5119

Re: CO "History Bee" (2018)

It would be kind of cool to straight-up do whatever schedule format the high school National History Bee does, with minimal modification. I think that involves quasi-randomly seeded prelim rooms of equal size for several rounds, then elimination rounds which slowly whittle the field down. THREE WAY...
by Unicolored Jay
Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 7283

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

Don't worry guys, I'd very much like to help run a Skype mirror (seeing as I won't be attending any physical sites), so I'll do my best to work these things out by the playtesting stage.
by Unicolored Jay
Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 7283

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

I don't know if Anderson can, but I don't know how to make a Skype mirror work from my end, unfortunately.
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Jun 12, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 30760

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

IHBB Asian Championships (which included to the best of my knowledge, the largest ever pyramidal all-subject quiz bowl tournament outside North America on Friday, our Academic Bowl of Asia in which 23 teams competed). To the best of my knowledge, the previous record is 14 teams at the 2015 Concordi...
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5437

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

Even as someone who did predictably terribly, this was a mostly-enjoyable experience. I liked one of my students saying (more than once), "Oh, so that's what that sounds like" or "I wrote a tossup on that piece without ever having actually heard it". One question: Round 1, Tossup 2, on France. Ther...
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 30, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 51516

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

As a reader, while I definitely did notice the replacement of "the" for "this" in the giveaways and bonus parts, I was so used to saying "this" that I kept doing so throughout the weekend anyway. Did anyone else do the same?
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 30, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 5437

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3 Discussion

This was awesome to play! Thanks for running it, Eddie, and big thanks to you, Jonathan, and Rebecca for writing it. I kinda wish I was writing down things while playing the tournament so I'd have more thoughts, but here were some things I remember discussing post-tournament/my own observations, whi...
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 16, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 19698

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

I see I'm mentioned here (probably due to my joke of a post upthread) but I can't play this tournament as I'm flying back Sunday evening, sorry.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon May 02, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 9791

Re: Specific question discussion

Time integral tossup: So at the mirror I ran back in April, I actually had a game-deciding protest on this question about the exact same issue people are bringing up (that integrating the Dirac delta function isn't specific to any particular variable). I remember talking briefly about it to Rob, the...
by Unicolored Jay
Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 19698

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

If you either: 1.) need a sports and video game player, or 2.) are Joe Nutter, You should PM me. I am fairly good at both of these subjects, although my super modern baseball and hockey knowledge is lacking, and I hate NASCAR. I almost read this as saying your Joe Nutter knowledge was fairly good.
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Apr 10, 2016 12:09 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Starting a new Quizbowl Team
Replies: 9
Views: 4996

Re: Starting a new Quizbowl Team

So I'm not sure what's going on here, as Lexington clearly has had a quizbowl team for years and I'd be amazed that someone attending the school wouldn't be aware of its existence, but of these forums. Michael, if this is actually you and you are interested in quizbowl, you have all the information ...
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at UTK (3/26/16)
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

Re: MUT at UTK (3/26/16)

I've updated my first post with the location of the tournament plus the current field. I'd like to see more teams sign up!
by Unicolored Jay
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2015-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10546

Re: Tennessee 2015-2016

Oh hey, I'm glad someone is taking the initiative to getting quizbowl back up and running in East Tennessee again! I recently revived UTK's quizbowl team this school year, although I haven't been able to spend time doing much outreach thus far (I really wanted to host a tournament this semester, but...
by Unicolored Jay
Wed Feb 17, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 23605

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

The set is now on the packet archive.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at UTK (3/26/16)
Replies: 1
Views: 1673

MUT at UTK (3/26/16)

This is the announcement for the Univeristy of Tennessee (at Knoxville)'s mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament , to be held on Saturday, March 26th, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Information about the questions can be found here . UPDATE: Capping the field at 16 teams. Location and directions...
by Unicolored Jay
Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 10459

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 General Discussion

--The "Turning into a rhinoceros" and "seance" questions were good ideas and well-thought questions. I'm glad to hear people enjoyed the "turning into a rhinoceros" question! The idea came to me as I was reading the play last summer and I initially wrote it out of amusement, but eventually I realiz...
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast ACF Regional 2016 at Vanderbilt (1/30/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 4965

Re: Southeast ACF Regional 2016 at Vanderbilt (1/30/16)

It's not just those, it's literally all of the games that carried over from prelims to playoffs (UGA A, UTK, and Kentucky A in one bracket, Georgia Tech A, Louisville, and UGA B in the other).
by Unicolored Jay
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3: audio music event at HSNCT, NSC
Replies: 36
Views: 17496

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3: An audio music tournament

Oh sweet, this means I might finally be able to play one of these things. Looking forward to it!
by Unicolored Jay
Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl at UT-Knoxville
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

Re: Quiz Bowl at UT-Knoxville

The information is very, very recent, as I actually put that in just last week! I've been working on getting quizbowl going at UTK this semester, and so far it's going well, so you'll definitely be joining an active club when you get here! So yeah, feel free to ask me any questions you have regardin...
by Unicolored Jay
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)
Replies: 24
Views: 7527

Re: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)

So I've been watching this thread, since as a freshly arrived Tennessee resident I've been curious as to what role Vanderbilt's quizbowl team has in the overall circuit (both HS and college). I've been hoping to play against Vandy at tournaments and maybe establish a friendly rivalry or something. A...
by Unicolored Jay
Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 16985

Re: Preseason Poll

I should be able to assemble a team at Tennessee soon, but even if that doesn't happen for whatever reason I'll still play tournaments.
by Unicolored Jay
Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 14677

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

I just approved the packet upload, so they should show up now.
by Unicolored Jay
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 2015-2016
Replies: 27
Views: 10546

Re: Tennessee 2015-2016

I'll end by talking a bit about what I know about things around Tennessee. In East Tennessee, quizbowl has taken a pretty big hit recently because of a decreasing number of tournaments. The biggest problem has been that there aren't really tournaments for JV kids, so many of them lose interest, mea...
by Unicolored Jay
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 48498

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'll most definitely be at CO, and am still looking for a teammate!
by Unicolored Jay
Sat May 30, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)
Replies: 28
Views: 9094

Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

It ended about 15 minutes ago. There were three packets of 10/10.