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by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1640

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

Why are the NSC scoring rules the way they are? Are they likely to change in the near future? Why are PACE, ACF, IQBT separate from each other? It seems a lot of them share staffers, leaders, and writers. Would quizbowl be stronger with one unified non-NAQT umbrella organization? In 10 years from no...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 18
Views: 2115

Re: Indulge me a moment...

It doesn’t fully answer your question because these tournaments are not held during the regular season, but the Canadian HSNCT mirror has been quite successful over the last several years as an easier option for alumni. In the past, we’ve also used Delta Burke as a tournament geared for open teams (...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 1453

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I will be going to Queen’s University for a one year bachelor of education. It’s not conditional on graduating my masters, but I sure hope I can do so before August, cutting any ties I may still have with Les Chevaliers de McGill.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 14
Views: 4318

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

Hello,

It says in the post for this tournament that it’s difficultly is regular minus (so EFT, Terrapin) but it also says it’s the same difficulty as 2018 FST which in turn is the same difficulty of 2017 ACF Fall. So which one is it?

Thanks,
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 3551

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

This was an extremely well run tournament. Thanks to all the staffers and writers for an enjoyable time. I think this had the best online tournament logistics of any I have played.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DII Midseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 3519

Re: DII Midseason Poll

Toronto's SCT performance was affected by the fact Sky Li showed up very late.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

Re: SCT placement policies

I thought NAQT makes hosts rank teams by all games played.
Jonah in the 2017 thread wrote:The hosts of this tournament did not realize that NAQT's policy is to consider all games when ranking teams.
It's a dumb policy but it's definitely a policy.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 2830

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

At last year's SCT, Toronto D had a playoff record of 4-2 and Toronto E had a playoff record of 5-1, yet Toronto D is listed ahead of Toronto E (as it should be, because they tied in record and Toronto D had a higher PP20).
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 5677

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Thanks Jeff. Would it be possible to see past year's D-value rankings using this new formula?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6470

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I found the music to be excellent. I don’t have much more to say about specific questions because it wasn’t my personal preferences. The one score clue I wanna comment on was the leadin to the messiah, which mentions an ascending scale from C to A without any indication of tempo or rhythm. (You say ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 6470

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I'm curious to hear people's thoughts about physics and other science, in terms of difficulty, subject matter and execution. I tried to strike a balance between important things experts would know about and accessibility/maintaining interest from a non scientific audience. I thought the CS/applied ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 5677

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Canada's SCT D1 field is looking at lot like what the Chicago/Chicago/Northwestern/WUSTL site looked like in 2016. I hope we don't end up in a million way circle of death and knock each other out of qualifying.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 29
Views: 6053

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Self-centered post but since my countrymen can't go to HS national stuff we'd love to have it over ICT or CO
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)
Replies: 9
Views: 4116

Re: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

Hi Nick,

Will this be available in Canada?

Thanks,
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUNGOD at Toronto (November 17th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Re: SUNGOD at Toronto (November 17th, 2018)

Nice seeing y'all this weekend!

Toronto A defeated Toronto J in the 2nd game of an advantage final to win the tournament.

Stats
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 6773

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Same sentiment as above. McGill A will play.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 10619

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Eds 3 Bonus 12: Element 118 is "oganesson" though it seems the listed answer of "organesson" at least redirects on wikipedia. It also incorrectly lists the symbol (listed Or, should be Og)

FSU et al. Bonus 12: "gravity waves" should absolutely not be accepted for gravitational waves
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 10619

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

The opening clue of the Dvorak tossup, AFAIK, is a solo piano work and not a work for violin and piano.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 6210

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

This was a very good set overall. I liked the creativity of the literature questions especially when the answerlines that were essentially the title but as a person, place, or thing. I thought the score clues for music were sometimes quite challenging. Take for example the lead in to the Bizet tossu...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 10619

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

The tossup on British mathematicians could have used an answerline directive for England. I didn’t accept it because I assumed they were a mix of countries but another reader did.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 6773

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror

Hello,

When will this poll close?

McGill A will play this together. Should we vote once or four times?

Thanks,
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

Re: EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)

Tournament will be in Southam Hall 3rd and 4th floors (SA on the map), control room TBD. Recommended parking is P1, and this is located at the bottom left of the map. Please be ready to play for 9 AM!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

Re: CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018

Tournament will be in Southam Hall 3rd and 4th floors (SA on the map), control room TBD. Recommended parking is P1, and this is located at the bottom left of the map. Please be ready to play for 9 AM!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1556

CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018

Rooms TBD, start time is 9.

Fees 100/team with -20 per missing player

Staffers get $20

Field:

Meghan/Rein/Ryan/Jenny
Aayush/Nick
Some combo of Breslie/Xdam
Brendan/Rodrigo
McMaster free agents
Toronto/McGill free agents

Free Agents:
Gareth A.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 6942

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

My laptop sound is dead, rather than trying all day to fix it I'm just gonna call it quits so if someone else wants to play get in touch with the other members of my team. I already paid Will so don't worry about it.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11689

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm
McGill is:

Akhil Garg, Daniel Lovsted, Joe Su, Derek So
:roll:
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Thank you all for coming.

The team based event stats are on the database, while the individual event stats will be posted here. Aayush has the stats for RAPTURE and Brendan has the stats for Human Use.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Entirely Real Landscape scores

cam paul jay erik adam pat
255 70 335 85 50 70
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

People who haven't signed up should do so. The control room is Tory 236. We will run over Saturday Lunch, Entirely Real Landscapes , as a shootout for $10 a person, and you will also have to chip into the pizza order in order to conserve time. WORLDSTAR will be 4 (double round robin + finals) or 6 t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]
Replies: 15
Views: 5629

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]

Is this set still available for mirrors?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: AVERY
Replies: 5
Views: 1664

Re: AVERY

FORTY POINT SNAPSTART TO ROUND ONE
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 20761

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the conversion and text of the questions on Robert Schumann and coins (math/cs) I know this would be unprotestable, but Sibelius is imo better known for his only VC being in D-minor For the coins tossup, I am interested to see what acceptable other answers would be, since the problems in t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 2012

EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)

Hello Canada! I am pleased to announce a mirror of Early Fall Tournament on October 13th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information on the set can be found here . This tournament will take place in a yet unknown building because of Carleton's nerve-wracking last minute booking system. The tourn...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 11689

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

McGill is:

Akhil Garg, Daniel Lovsted, Joe Su, Derek So

Toronto is:

Paul Kasinski, Chris Sims, Zhenglin Liu, and Rein
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 6831

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

CO Trash and IL 4 went Extremely Long and Incredibly Late (much like pre-Classical music in the lower room [thinking emoji]) but this set was an absolute blast to play. The set had something for everyone, and we had such an incredibly fun, energetic crowd; that is, we made hilarious faces and curse...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Hello Canadians and other friends, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) will host a weekend of Quizbowl on August 25/26. SCHEDULE Saturday, August 25 AM: WORLDSTAR (teams, tentatively Doubles) SHOW UP AT 9AM PM: John Daly Memorial Trash (teams, tentatively up to 4) SHOW UP AT 2PM Sunday, August 26 AM: T...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Imaginary Landscape
Replies: 5
Views: 3112

Re: Guerilla Imaginary Landscape

A guide was prepared in 2015 when preparing audio clips for the International History Olympiad which may help people who want to contribute to this. Of course, follow the specs in the OP if they differ from this guide. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bzYct0euv3-MOdO0jKA56MnDuLXZ1eFvdYWbiNxe1w/e...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 38836

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Is there a sign-up for Imaginary Landscape 4? Has a format been confirmed?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 48516

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

The Ontario Quizbowl Association will not be involved in hosting NAQT-written sets in the future unless Matt Bruce is released from NAQT and appropriate further measures are taken.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 30, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 48516

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

2. Was anyone at NAQT aware of the accusations against Matt or the disturbing content on his blog? If so, do they have any explanation? I'm not asking for anyone to face mob flagellation but some acknowledgement that people besides Matt could have done better as well would be nice. I can confirm th...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue May 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 8643

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

My staffing ballot is:

1) Joe
2) Aaron
3) RICO
4) Dennis
5) Meghan
6) Peter
7) Christine
8) Brian
9) Brendan
10) Paul

Honorable mention: Adam
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 8643

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1) Derek So, (Sir Winston Churchill BC, provincial champion 2008, 2009) 2) Rein Otsason (UTS, provincial and national champion 2012) 3) Daniel Lovsted (UTS, provincial champion 2012, national champion 2012, 2013) 4) Ian Dewan (Earl of March, came 5-2 at provincials once) 5) Aayush...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 02, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 8643

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

Don't let Jock Goo's ONE PPG performance at SCT and MINUS ONE PPG performance at ICT detract you from looking at McGill B's successes at Regionals and EFT.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 6179

Re: Postseason poll

Jay from Toronto is only eligible for NAQT, and being a NAQT specialist really helped them at ICT. Patrick's disappearance also hurt their performances at both tournaments. I suggest voters do not consider Patrick in their polls, since he did not play a single tournament with them this season.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 16261

Re: Players Choice Awards

Both WUSTL and McGill played the role of Liberty at ICT.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 6179

Re: Postseason poll

cornfused wrote: I'd advise voters to look at both ICT and ACF.
Shooting yourself in the foot, eh
vinteuil wrote:Agree with Jakob. Also voters should keep in mind how WUSTL got shafted by their ACF prelims bracket.
MSU got shafted at ACF too.