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by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18 -OR- 11/4/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18)

Mike Bentley wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:51 am
Can you get the football team to move their game to accommodate you?
I texted Urban Meyer's wife, but he says he never saw it.
by DumbJaques
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18 -OR- 11/4/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18)

UPDATE: There is apparently a chance that the OSU home football game on this day could be scheduled for the afternoon. My current plan is therefore this: -If the football game is scheduled for the evening, the tournament will proceed normally. -If the football game is scheduled for the afternoon, th...
by DumbJaques
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18 -OR- 11/4/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 577

POSSIBLE DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (11/3/18 -OR- 11/4/18)

I am pleased to announce the Great Lakes site of ACF Fall 2018, to be held at the Ohio State University on Saturday, 3 November 2018 . Registration Registration for this event has two steps: First , please email cwray30@gmail.com with team name, number, and buzzer/staffer information. Second , fill ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 3470

Re: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion

I want to elaborate on two main goals that I wanted to achieve while editing the tournament. First, I wanted to align CO, an emblem of the very highest level of quizbowl, with the conversations that have been taking place throughout this year about how to make the game more inclusive and welcoming ...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 9
Views: 2650

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

Don't make it about you. Your primary concern in discussions about issues affecting women in quizbowl should not be the feelings or experiences of men. The safety of women needs to be valued above all else in this discussion, even at the expense of hurting well intentioned men's feelings. No one sh...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 150
Views: 31478

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

I'm assuming that Bruce Arthur is right about the certainty of NAQT's decision, given that I have no reason to think that the people at NAQT are idiotic troglodytes, and only an idiotic troglodyte would consider employing Matt Bruce at a company that runs events for children. I understand that it's ...
by DumbJaques
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 12165

Re: Players Choice Awards

I don't see a reason not to do all-NBA teams (by which I mean, 1st team, 2nd team, 3rd team, etc. Though also like, in terms of basketball skill, this would also be good and correct).
by DumbJaques
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

One more thing: I've heard from some coaches that there was concern over the bracket structure we used, both in terms of seeding, and in terms of playoff format. I'll address each of these. On seeding: This was in part a result of the sudden drops that forced us to revamp our schedule - we had to ch...
by DumbJaques
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

Congratulations to Dublin Scioto, who won Ohio's 2018 State Championship Tournament in the 2nd game of a thrilling advantaged final against Beavercreek. Congratulations are also due to Beavercreek, who were neck and neck with Dublin the entire way. Each of the first two games were decided by a singl...
by DumbJaques
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

A week out, the field is at 30; this is a fine number to work with, but I'm also happy to go to 32, if any stragglers wish to sign up. 32 will be the cap, though.

A logistics email will go out today, but all the crucial info is available in the post above. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
by DumbJaques
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

Update: First, the field currently stands at 31. I am likely imposing a 36-team cap, so any stragglers should sign up *very* soon. Remember that you are not registered until you complete the google form, but every team listed here is good to go. The opening meeting will take place in Independence Ha...
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck
Replies: 11
Views: 4617

Re: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck

I also think I don't have a team (I can't remember if I do??). Anyway I sometimes suck and sometimes don't suck, but you really won't know until it's too late for everyone.
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

Update: I've heard from some coaches that there may be issues with school system bureaucracies processing payment by the day of the tournament. I completely understand this - just contact me ahead of time, and we'll work something out. Field: Miami Valley Northmont Copley A Copley B Beavercreek Solo...
by DumbJaques
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 2697

NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

The Ohio State University Academic Team is proud to announce the return of Ohio's NAQT High School State Championship Tournament to OSU this spring. The tournament will be held Saturday, April 7 , at Ohio State's Columbus campus. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM, with rounds beginning at 9:00 shar...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 2917

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

but this tournament had a different audience, and I think experienced college lit players should know Chabon enough to get him there. I'll have more to say about difficulty in the other thread, but this tournament definitely was harder than we wanted originally but I think that's probably better wi...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 2917

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

a list of really, really difficult lit answerlines / bonuses, so it's all in one place (disclaimer: maybe some of these aren't hard; I tried to filter out the ones that were just "I don't know lit" and focus on things other people also remarked as being hard, or which I'd never even seen come up be...
by DumbJaques
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4841

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Mad respect (and much gratitude) to the MSU club, who managed to, miraculously, avoid something disastrous happening to torpedo this event. I say "miraculously" because, at the beginning of round 1 this morning, we had approximately 5 packets. ("Approximately," because packet 1 was missing two histo...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Congratulations to Michigan State, who defeated Kentucky in the first game of an advantaged final to win ACF Fall. Wright State won the DII title in impressive fashion, as the only DII team in the top bracket and certainly the only one in the mix for the overall title. CMU C took our second-place DI...
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Also, we have the BUMPY set (a visual movie tournament), and will run it after the main event if interest is sufficient.
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

The field is now set for this event. Please meet in Enarson 245. We will begin registration at 8:15, with rounds to begin at 8:45. If you are late and have not contacted me with a compelling reason, we will begin reading round 1 without you.
by DumbJaques
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 4867

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I think Collin is being too hard on himself here about the delays. Yeah, it got a little crazy early on, but we made up some time. I also think Collin is to be commended for being extremely responsive to feedback when a couple teams pointed out that the initial schedule was suboptimal and needed upd...
by DumbJaques
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

We're approaching our field cap, so anyone interested in the tournament should definitely contact me asap.
by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?
Replies: 5
Views: 1610

The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?

I know there's been discussion of this issue in various threads, but I wanted to centralize and generate discussion about the more exigent issue (what are we going to do about this?), rather than why we find ourselves in this position to begin with (infinite one-off subject packets, etc.). As far as...
by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Running Field: Carnegie Mellon: 2 teams, 2 buzzers Michigan: 4 teams, 3 buzzers Kenyon: 2 teams Wright State: 1 team, 1 buzzer Miami University 2 teams, 2 buzzers Michigan State: 3 teams, ? buzzers Case Western Reserve University: 1 team, 1 buzzers Western Kentucky University: 2 teams, 2 buzzers Lo...
by DumbJaques
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 2708

ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

I am pleased to announce the Great Lakes site of ACF Fall 2017 , to be held at The Ohio State University on Saturday, November 4 2017 . ACF Fall is the premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we're looking forward to seeing a number of new and returning faces. The tournament w...
by DumbJaques
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 27734

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I'm not sure if this is possible given staff concerns, but I'd suspect a scab team could likely be rounded up yo avoid a bye. I also encourage anyone on the fence to join said scab team, becauze this tournament is going to be s wonderful experience.
by DumbJaques
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 27734

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Is there anything happening before the 8:00 PM party start time on Friday night?
by DumbJaques
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 27734

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Clark unfortunately had to drop, so we're looking for someone else for Thought Monstrosity.
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 10921

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

I'd like to take some time to reflect and look at the set before posting in full. For now though, I think I'll just note that as far as I have been able to discern, nobody sent Ike any nasty messages. If that is indeed the case, I think it's pretty dubious to clearly suggest otherwise in a public fo...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 27734

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Yeah, I'd rather have Aidan's set get the showing it deserves - perhaps as a side event at the Spring Open weekend? But I do think we should set tricon up as an official event, either Friday night or as the final thing Sunday (with apologies to the Chuck Berry enthusiasts, that seems like an awfully...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 2625

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts Discussion

I thought this set was well-written, creative, and fun to play - all in all, a top-quality production that we could only expect from Jordan. I did want to take some time though to single out one way in which I thought this set was far more than good, and indeed was truly outstanding: This tournament...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 4450

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

To be clear, I don't think you aren't the right person to edit this project, but rather that if you did, it would probably be better to use a modified editing model given the confluence of the subject and your style. Conversely, I think you are a fine choice to take a major role in writing for a col...
by DumbJaques
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament
Replies: 34
Views: 12088

Re: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament

Matt Wiener and I are playing this together (and, I think, still looking for a team).
by DumbJaques
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 4450

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

Hey, as perhaps the foremost critic of Modern World I, I'm going to make a suggestion that I hope is taken very seriously here: Use many, many writers for this set. While Will has certainly addressed many of the issues that plagued MWI, it won't be at all a controversial statement to say that his qu...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 27734

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Looking for teammates for everything but SACRONYM.
by DumbJaques
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Open Summer Practices at Ohio State
Replies: 0
Views: 875

Open Summer Practices at Ohio State

Hey all, OSU will be hosting a once-a-week open practice this summer (time and day of the week TBA - see poll). We'll probably have a mix of high school, college, and open players, and will read questions appropriate to the audience that shows up. So, if you're in Columbus-ish, you should come! Inte...
by DumbJaques
Tue May 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 14503

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I'm in, would prefer NASAT Saturday/side event Sunday (and perhaps also Saturday night; all quizbowl all the time, etc).
by DumbJaques
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 4573

Re: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

Entirely willing to believe this year's packet doesn't constitute much of an example of the problem (indeed, one reason this practice is so damaging is that players could have been led to negs out of anticipation of the packet following previous traditions). Practically speaking, I'd say the best wa...
by DumbJaques
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 4573

Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

The last three years at ACF Nationals, we've enjoyed some outstanding performances in the title rounds (some of us got to watch these performances quite closely indeed!). We've also seen, all three years, final scores that were a notch lower than the other playoff games involving the two teams. Addi...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 27363

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

So, this is obviously reprehensible behavior that (I really hope) Ike will reflect on and correct. I think it would be a mistake for this thread to be a screed against a problematic action taken by one person (this point, though, would sure be helped by Ike showing up and briefly addressing the conc...
by DumbJaques
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

Michigan defeated OSU B in the second game of an advantaged final to win the OSU site of EMT. Full stats will be up shortly. EDIT: Stats are up at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4374/stats/all_games/ Thanks to all staffers who came out, particularly given the amount of team/staffer drops w...
by DumbJaques
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

This tournament will take place in the Enarson Classroom Building, with registration starting at 8:30 in Room 230. Rounds will start at 9:00 AM sharp. The best place to park is the Tuttle Garage at 2050 Tuttle Park Pl . A logistics email detailing the schedule, etc. should have been received by all ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

Field updated (there's still room available, but teams should contact me IMMEDIATELY if they want to add).


A full logistics email will be sent out this week, but please make checks out "The Academic Team at the Ohio State University."
by DumbJaques
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open?
Replies: 15
Views: 4520

Re: The Second Summer Open?

For a long time now, I've been meaning to get together a singles tournament of speedcheck-plus-length questions (as in: A real singles tournament, rather than speedcheck shootot; you play head-to-head games like normal, but with teams of one). I'd consider trying to get it together for a side event ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

With this tournament about a week and a half away, I wanted to remind teams to shoot me an email registering (anyone listed in the field is officially registered, so you're good). I've heard interest from other schools, but am still waiting for confirmations.
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)
Replies: 14
Views: 5949

Re: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)

Northern Midwest: Case Western Reserve University (April 15th) Though I have reservations about whether it would be worth a trip to play this in its present state the weekend before Nationals (something like May, or later in April, would be a different story), in general I really want to support th...
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

Date officially changed to Sunday, 4/2/2017. Updated field posted.
by DumbJaques
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: DATE SET: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Ohio State

Hey all, Due to the nefarious machinations of the OSU scheduling department, it now seems like it will be very difficult to hang on to a suitable set of rooms for April 1. Since this weekend worked so well for everyone, rather than move the tournament to another week, I'm inclined to host it Sunday ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 4296

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Ohio State (DATE POLL)

Date locked in for April 1. Looking forward time seeing you all there!