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by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon May 27, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3828

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

I held a mirror today. Player (rounds played) scores We took turns reading the 8 packets Chris (7) 36 Dr. Renert (7) 29 Me (7) 23 (10 of which came in the round that Chris read -_______-) Erik (7) 12 Aaron (7) 11 Sky (7) 10 Isaac T. (5) 9 Jay (3) 4 Isaac R. (4) 4 Milan (7) 4 Phillip (3) 3 Marcel (3)...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat May 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3828

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

Could someone send me (or remind Kevin to send me) the packets by the middle of Tomorrow? Kevin agreed on me hosting a mirror tomorrow evening.

Thanks.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 6259

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

1) Derek So Was a strong support player in 2007-08 and 2008-09 for Sir Winston Churchill. Too bad their captain came to McGill but never played a collegiate game. 2) Rein Otsason Went 52-1 or something in 2011-12 on the way to a national championship, probably a top five season this decade (comparab...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 16317

Re: Player Poll 2019

Rein Otsason should be in your science polls. Aayush Rajasekaran should be in consideration for your literature polls. Both are outside shots for overall top 25.

Nobody's mentioned this so far but I think Eric Xu should be higher up in your polls than where you're gonna put him.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 5740

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Where does the estimate of 30-45 minute increase if you played off all rr-playoff tiebreakers come from? I don’t think you’d save much time if, for example, at ICT only the top bracket ties were played off.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 36144

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

On this schedule we have two byes and play both Chicago and WUSTL in the same round.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 11983

Re: ICT format and seeding discussion

Did the pre-nationals poll even happen this year? It should at least differentiate between ACF and NAQT somehow, these polls tend to lean ACF it seems. I wonder if it would be useful for NAQT to look at whatever limited buzzpoint data on NAQT-specific categories exist over the course of regular seas...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 36144

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

This is a terrible decision. Why is the top bracket the only bracket worth playing a tiebreaker for? The difference between playoff brackets is significant not just for final placement (which I suppose you could argue matters less for weaker teams)— it also determines the quality of opponents that ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 11983

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

How much more money would it cost to run the proposed 40 team format?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 2865

Re: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

Every Canadian CO trip just tries to imitate this but fails at doing so.
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: 2945

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: 3780

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: 31
Views: 9667

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: 17
Views: 7183

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: 4679

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: 5119

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: 4521

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: 4030

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: 7350

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: 9627

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: 9627

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: 7350

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: 60
Views: 14518

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: 10
Views: 5391

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: 2205

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: 7985

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: 14621

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: 14621

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: 7869

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: 14621

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: 7985

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: 2349

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: 1990

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: 1990

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: 7900

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: 12927

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: 2795

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: 2795

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: 2795

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: 6359

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: 1970

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: 24757

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: 2349

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: 12927

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: 7966

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...