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by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018

Columbia will be hosting a mirror of FST on Saturday, April 28, 2018. The set is roughly around ACF Fall-level, but there won't be any eligibility restrictions beyond those in ACF rules. Logistics Doors will open at 8:00 AM in Hamilton Hall, with rounds scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM. Assuming a 12-t...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 8686

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Jewish Pugilist wrote:
Rileyhoffman wrote:Is there any way I could get this set? My teammates and I really love game of thrones and just want to read some packets for fun. Thanks!
Sure I can prob just send it via direct message
I too would be interested.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/7/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3965

Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/7/17)

The field is currently full; all subsequent registrations will be added to the waitlist. The last day to drop a team from this tournament without penalty is October 1st (Note: this deadline does not apply to downgrading your registration from all 3 Columbia Cup tournaments to just the Columbia Fall ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 10582

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

*I can't find an announced set that's making room for 1/1 CE, 1/1 Geo, and 1/1 P/SS at the same time, but if one exists, I imagine it's either A: not using trash or B: not giving math/astronomy/earth science enough room in the distribution. Those would both be places to look to fix it. Not from thi...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 11088

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

Yeah, this tournament can be expanded to 8 teams. However, at this point, there are only 2 moderators.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3191

Summer practices at Columbia

It's about time someone organized summer practices in NYC, so I'll announce that there will be summer practices at Columbia on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6-9 PM, starting Thursday, June 8th. We'll try to use room 303 in Hamilton Hall.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 29, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 11088

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

I've changed the fee schedule to something that hopefully sounds more acceptable.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun May 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 11088

Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

I am planning a NYC mirror of the Cambridge Open set on July 1st. If no other spaces are available, I plan on using classrooms in Hamilton Hall on Columbia University's campus, because I live 3 minutes away. Because I am unable to reserve rooms in Hamilton Hall over the summer, the field for this to...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 8686

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Definitely interested.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 6612

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Columbia will probably send about 3 teams, and prefers the 15th or 29th of April. We cannot attend on May 6th.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10980

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

I don't remember the exact bonus or the exact packet, but the first part of the first bonus (physics, I think) in the packet that had tossups on stomach acid and formaldehyde did not specify an answer that it was looking for.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28365

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'm not saying that there can't or shouldn't be a system in place to vet B teams to discourage team splitting at SCTs, but I don't see how rescinding the bids of teams whose players drop from ICT attendance (as opposed to rescinding the bid of a B team who has a player shifted to the A team) would s...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28365

Re: 2017 ICT bids

There is absolutely no reason to single out B teams for extra scrutiny regarding rosters, so if anything like what Brad is suggesting is implemented, it only be fair for it to apply to every ICT team. What would be done if a player who scores the bulk of a team's points finds out a week before ICT t...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 33927

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

Also, I don't buy any of the "slippery slope" arguments for changing the rules. A school that splits up its A team to qualify at multiple different sites would have only 1 or 2 sites in any given year where the field is weak enough for that to be feasible, since the moment that their chance of winni...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 33927

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

To address an earlier question, my belief is that under the current 32-team field of DI ICT and the large increase in talent in the #10-#30 ranked teams, ICT doesn't really have the luxury of trying to grow circuits by increasing geographical diversity at the expense of letting the 32 most talented ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after)
Replies: 35
Views: 15399

Re: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after

the email I sent to jerry: Yeah the WAO situation is less than ideal, and I apologize for that. Here's some background (main point being that the only member of the Columbia team involved in the running/organization of this tournament in any way is me, and that pre-tournament logistics for this tour...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27256

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

MCAT will be delayed and turned to a summer open, so MARTYNAS JABLONKIS seems to be our only hope for a spring tournament (other than MUT, assuming it happens).
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 5154

Re: ACF Fall packet submission reform

Matt Weiner has said for a long time that ACF Fall needs to be moved to earlier in the year. If that were to happen, I think option 1 makes sense, and if option 1 is enacted, i think it would make sense to move ACF Fall earlier in the year.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I need a movie!
Replies: 15
Views: 3431

Re: I need a movie!

That one episode of King of the Hill.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5923

Re: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team would like to thank all the players, coaches, parents, and staff who made the 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament possible. At 42 total teams, this was the largest tournament ever hosted in New York City, and we hope to run even better tournaments this year in the wi...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 15261

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

dhumphreys17 wrote:
Ike wrote:Since you'll all be paying me by Venmo for the tournament
I know I have no real horse in this since this is CO, but whatever happened to "THIS NOTE IS LEGAL TENDER FOR ALL DEBTS, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE"?
Well, since you'd be paying before the tournament, you're not paying off a debt.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 15261

Re: Packet Discount Policy for Chicago Open Discussion

Mewto55555 wrote:Willing to trade dollars in the Venmo system for cash/checks for only a 1% convenience fee.
Same, but for a $1 flat fee.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 10438

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

Columbia retains myself, Rafael Krichevsky, Charlie Dees, Jon Xu, and Wilton Rao, and pick up Kevin Koai, whose commitment to playing isn't certain yet. We lose Aidan Mehigan to Oxford.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Aug 24, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5923

Re: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016

If you can staff this tournament, email us at columbiaquizbowl@gmail.com to let us know - we'll reimburse your travel and provide you with a free lunch on the day of the tournament.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 19553

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2015 is required to submit a packet From looking at the individual site announcements, it seems like it was changed to: Any team with at least two people on it who played a r...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"
Replies: 7
Views: 5342

Re: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"

In states that don't have quizbowl overseen by a state activities organization (e.g. NY), I don't see anything in the PACE/NAQT eligibility rules that would prevent super seniors from playing. In states that do have a state activities association (e.g. MO), there may be some limitations - for exampl...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:13 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 12702

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

Depending on how much sleep I got the night before, I either use one of these before the first match and after lunch, or just after lunch.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: BURI - Myth Side Event
Replies: 17
Views: 6381

Re: BURI - Myth Side Event

Eddie Kim is no longer writing for BURI, but has contributed a ton of questions.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 26379

Re: The Second Summer Open

I've posted this before, but I'll reiterate it. What exactly does "low interest" mean? Now, obviously this summer open is packed, so it's probably good to hold off on it (maybe that's what you meant), but literally every side event in quizbowl has interest from somebody. There's been at least three...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 26379

Re: The Second Summer Open

Due to low interest thus far, I'm postponing the Supreme Court set until a later time, so that my time can be better spent finishing and editing BURI.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 4992

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend 2016

I just confirmed BURI will be happening, so I have the same question as Raynor.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: BURI - Myth Side Event
Replies: 17
Views: 6381

BURI - Myth Side Event

Hello everyone, I apologize for the late confirmation, and hope it's not too late for folks going to Michigan or VCU to get the opportunity to play it, but BURI, a myth side event for the summer of 2016, is officially happening.The set will consists of 7 powermarked packets of 21/0, distributed as f...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 38044

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Something seems to be wrong on the Superplayoffs data for bonuses/bouncebacks heard, leading to errors for P/B and P/BB. Yeah, I forgot to click through the games in that file. It should be corrected now. If anyone has any stats corrections, let me know, but I will only make changes in the "All Gam...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27256

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

The MCAT (the Michigan-Columbia Academic Tournament) set will be ready in the spring, probably for mirrors in March, and will be erring on the easier side of regular (like MAGNI or ACF Regs 2010). The Columbia site of MCAT might be in March, pending discussion with various people.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue May 31, 2016 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 47417

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the tossup on colon (in computer science)? The Java clue seemed potentially inaccurate.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat May 21, 2016 5:22 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27256

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Urech hydantoin synthesis wrote:Columbia may have a novice set in the works - I'll have an update on that later.
Update is that Columbia will _not_ have such a set for this year. However, I don't think there's any reason why there couldn't be an effort like ICCS to make one happen this year.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri May 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27256

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Columbia may have a novice set in the works - I'll have an update on that later.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 16, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21740

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

From what I understand, one of the reasons this tournament exists is so that you can send the 15 people you recruited at the activities fair to their first-ever tournament in college without 1. worrying that their first tournament is on a set as difficult as Penn Bowl or ACF Regionals or 2. having t...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 16, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21740

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

I want to emphasize this point. Open teams are not the norm in regular season collegiate quizbowl. I think this principle may be unrecognized right now because every major tournament in the 2015-16 season that wasn't ACF, NAQT, MUT or VCU Novice had open teams playing it somewhere. This is not a go...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 16, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21740

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

A question that represents the questions I (and perhaps other people) have about the intended audience: would, say, Jordan and Auroni be allowed to play this set with Maryland and Michigan? Both of them will obviously not be playing ACF Fall since they are too good for ACF Fall, but both of them pl...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu May 12, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2017
Replies: 22
Views: 7025

Re: SMART II: The SMARTening - 2016-2107

3) Bonuses may continue to be shorter than you are used to. I do believe that each bonus should ideally have an easy, middle, and hard part. However, I absolutely do not understand the reasoning for having a pyramidal single part of a bonus. For example (I just made this up to serve my point): Iden...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun May 08, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)
Replies: 40
Views: 10040

Re: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)

Let's apply this argument to its furthest extent, and imagine a hypothetical tournament in which none of these "stale" clues are used in any question. Max Weber tossups do not talk about Politics as a Vocation, and PRB tossups do not mention Elizabeth Siddall or any other clue that's been used more ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat May 07, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 18013

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

Here's an evaluation of some players in the Northeast, separated by "people you probably should have in your top 25" and "people you might want to consider for the bottom of the top 25." People who should probably be in your top 25, in no particular order: Neil Gurram : Neil led his MIT team to the ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu May 05, 2016 3:29 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27256

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Also, I strongly believe that this tournament would be better off on the easier side of what has now become "regular" difficulty, like MAGNI and ACF Regs 2010 were. However, if there's space for a regs+ tournament on the calendar, that can be considered too. The easier side of regular (but not MUT ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun May 01, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)
Replies: 40
Views: 10040

What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)

This question is partly inspired by this post by John Lawrence, and Harry White's question regarding why no set from the past 2 years was on that list. What has ACF Regionals 2010 done to make it stand out from the other regular-difficulty sets in the past decade (or conversely, what have recent set...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27256

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

I'd like to solicit some advice regarding the timing and difficulty of a hypothetical Columbia-Michigan housewrite: would it be better September, November, February, March, or April (in terms of how well it would fit on the calendar)? Are some dates equally good/bad? Also, I strongly believe that th...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17
Replies: 45
Views: 20523

NY/NJ Date Claims '16-'17

This will be edited once more information comes out. Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 - Smithtown West Invitational Season Starter (NAQT IS-158) Sept. 24 - PHSAT at Princeton (NAQT IS-158) Oct. 1 - Hunter SCOP Novice (SCOP novice) Oct. 8 - Columbia Fall Tournament (Columbia housewrite) Oct. 15 - Tri-State ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 26379

Re: The Second Summer Open

Although the myth side event is not confirmed (though due to an influx of volunteers, it most likely will happen), what will definitely be done by then are five 20-tossup packets comprising a Supreme Court side event. The distribution of answerlines in this set will endeavor to resemble a hypothetic...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 26379

Re: The Second Summer Open

The answerlines for BURI, a myth side event, have been picked out by myself and Eric Mukherjee since 2012, but if anyone is willing to help write it for a potential side event weekend, that would be great.