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by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: SCT placement policies

Also note that it is possible that two teams who play each other in the prelims can wind up playing each other again in the super-playoffs. It seems a little weird to me to say "we need to throw out all games against non-common opponents; as a result, the result of your prelim match will not count ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 1931

Re: SCT placement policies

That policy is also extremely stupid and screwed at least one team out of a spot at the top bracket of ICT last year, not to mention the teams it stands to potentially screw out of qualification to ICT this year. Apropos of this, does NAQT have any plans to revamp how this is going to work? Needles...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 3
Views: 845

Re: DATE POLL: Chicago Open

100% definitely not a nefarious social science experiment using the minimal group paradigm, nothing to worry here.
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 3
Views: 845

DATE POLL: Chicago Open

This is a poll for Chicago Open 2019; vote in it! If there is an extremely strong consensus for a date not on this poll, we would likely try to make it happen (though this could pose logistical challenges). Despite the events of last year, we're endeavoring to do everything in our power to bring CO ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)
Replies: 3
Views: 861

2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open at OSU (3/24/2019 - SUNDAY)

After a protracted scheduling nightmare, OSU is pleased to announce a mirror of PIANO/Minnesota Open, which will take place on Sunday, March 24 , 2019. This is an OPEN tournament, and will feature at least 3 of the top-10 ranked teams in the country, so we expect to draw a very solid field. Location...
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18567

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

This is getting ridiculous. Almost two more weeks. Only about a month away from the tournament's earliest possible date. Still no information whatsoever about the tournament. What could possibly be causing such a holdup? Hey everyone - sincere apologies about this. We're dealing with a series of is...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 3830

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

The majority of elite LACs (and lots of other types of institutions) are experiencing declining enrollments in humanistic fields; at most schools I'm aware of, these declines have given rise to conversations about whether the institution is continuing to fulfill its mission of encouraging students ...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

At the conclusion of playoffs, there was a three-way tie for first place between Wright State, CMU A, and CMU B. CMU A won a play-in game, leading to a showdown against Wright State. After an outstanding, back-and-forth game, Wright State first-clued the final tossup and 20ed the bonus to eke out a ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

Good morning! Here are the logistics for Sunday's event: First: IF YOU STILL NEED AN INVOICE OR W-9, please contact our treasurer, Chris Schroth (schroth.12@buckeyemail.osu.edu). If you haven't otherwise touched base with us, payment will be expected Sunday morning. Location/Time: Registration will ...
by DumbJaques
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

Hey Miami University, you're definitely not registered for this tournament (which requires you to email me as well as register on the ACF website). The emails I've sent to your contact from last year were not returned. Please contact me ASAP, or you won't be in the field. For everyone else: The curr...
by DumbJaques
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

Re: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

Field Update: CMU A CMU B CMU C CWRU A CWRU B Kenyon A Kenyon B Kenyon C Louisville A Louisville B Michigan A Michigan B Michigan C MSU A MSU B MSU C MSU D MSU E Wright State There are still spots remaining - make sure you've registered BOTH by sending me an email, and by filling out the ACF registr...
by DumbJaques
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)

This tournament has been moved to Sunday, to prevent the incomparable suffering that would be induced by having to navigate OSU during game day. See you then!
by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

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: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

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: DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 11/4/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3394

DATE CHANGE: 2018 ACF Fall Great Lakes @ Ohio State (SUNDAY, 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 Sunday, 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 out ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 6955

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: 4457

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: 153
Views: 46367

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: 15813

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: 3250

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: 3250

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: 3250

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: 3250

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: 5843

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: 3250

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: 3250

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: 7015

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: 7015

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: 6272

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: 3325

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: 3325

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: 3325

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: 6606

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: 3325

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: 2493

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: 3325

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: 3325

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: 35195

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: 35195

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: 35195

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: 13589

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: 35195

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: 3959

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: 6331

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: 13931

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: 6331

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: 35195

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: 1095

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: 18463

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: 6239

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...