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by AKKOLADE
Fri May 24, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 74
Views: 14439

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

I've been informed that two players from Connecticut are planning on coming to NASAT this year. If you're also from Connecticut and would be interested in attending, feel free to contact me via email at fred@iqbtnasat.com.
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

No problem!

All-World teams will be coming in the next few days.
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 22, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Here's the stats file.
by AKKOLADE
Mon May 20, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Thanks for the public lecture on how I’m doing my work wrong without even seeing what that work is, I guess??
by AKKOLADE
Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Can you please post the code you used to calculate these adjustments and rankings? I think this work should be easily reproducible to make sure it is 100 percent accurate. It’s not code, it’s an Excel sheet where I hand calculate the adjustments. I’d be happy to post the stats I have collected, tho...
by AKKOLADE
Mon May 20, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

ansonberns wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 1:12 pm

Is it intentional that the All-World teams are in reverse order from usual?
Yes.
by AKKOLADE
Mon May 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

The A-set adjustment is now complete.
by AKKOLADE
Sun May 19, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

I've done everything except for A-sets.
by AKKOLADE
Sun May 19, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Because I haven’t got to it yet.
by AKKOLADE
Sat May 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

I've updated the above post with a few additional adjustments I've calculated.
by AKKOLADE
Fri May 17, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

I'll keep an updated list of adjustments here. To do: none Sets not being included: PSACA (not enough stats) Sorted alphabetically: A sets -3.21 ACF Fall 3.33 ATHENA 2.1 BHSAT 3.27 Blair Bowl 2.17 BLISS 0.38 CAST -0.65 EFT 7.67 FST 3.80 HFT 1.88 ILLIAC 5.13 MSNCT18 -2.34 Penn Bowl 8.70 Prison Bowl 3...
by AKKOLADE
Fri May 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 9546

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

My hopeful schedule for the final rankings & All-World rankings:

By Tuesday: Release full rankings
Wednesday: Announce All-World Player of the Year & First Team
Thursday: Announce All-World Second Team
Friday: Announce All-World Honorable Mention Team
by AKKOLADE
Fri May 17, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list

If tournaments aren't posted in the tournament database, I don't know about them.
by AKKOLADE
Thu May 16, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list

The above tournaments have been entered.

I don't believe there will be a FST adjustment, since I can only find two high school teams that played it.
by AKKOLADE
Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list

Is Georgetown Winter the same thing as the Georgetown Spring Tournament run on BHSAT? I believe Georgetown Winter was run on WHAQ III: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5379/ Alright, then we're missing the Georgetown Spring Tournament on BHSAT: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5728/ I misse...
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I was asked to post an updated version of the distribution. It's essentially the same it's been since 2017. Regulation distribution (20/20): Literature: 4/4 History: 4/4 Science: 4/4 Arts: 3/3 RMP: 3/3 Current Events & Geography: 1/1 Social Science 1/1 Subdistributions Literature: American: 33% Brit...
by AKKOLADE
Sun May 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Help with HSQBRank - 2x check tournament list

Hi everyone, Here's the list of tournaments I have in my stat sheet as of right now. Please look through it and see if I'm missing anything. Please do a ctrl+F before posting a possible missed event; there's a chance I have it in there under a different name somehow, so check for one key word from t...
by AKKOLADE
Fri May 10, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Quizbowl discord, and why cheating on it is still cheating and still bad
Replies: 18
Views: 2389

Re: The Quizbowl discord, and why cheating on it is still cheating and still bad

If, as you say, this is not a smoking gun, what is the purpose of placing a de facto burn notice on someone who has made legitimate, tangible contributions to the qb community (writing for sets, staffing tournaments) in recent years? Andy Watkins made contributions to the qb community. Shantanu Jha...
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I'm pleased to announce that I've acquired group tickets for the Lexington Legends game the night of June 22. The Legends will be hosting the Greenville Drive. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. There will be post-game fireworks as well. These are available at cost at $9 per ticket. They're at the field le...
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 08, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 3129

Re: 2018-19 NC discussion

I haven't heard from anyone in North Carolina about NASAT. If there's any interest in forming a team, please get in touch with me at fred@iqbtnasat.com. Thanks!
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Discussion '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 5297

Re: New England Discussion '18-'19

I haven't heard a lot from teams in the northeast about NASAT this year. If any of you would be interested in participating this year, feel free to contact me at fred@iqbtnasat.com.

Thanks!
by AKKOLADE
Wed May 08, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

The field is up to 13. I have some people who have spoken with me about registering but haven't heard from them in a little bit. If you're ready to register, please email me.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: New PACE VP of Tournament Direction
Replies: 0
Views: 548

New PACE VP of Tournament Direction

Victor Prieto is our new Vice President of Tournament Direction, and the new Tournament Director for the 2019 PACE NSC. Sarah Angelo has had to step aside due to work obligations that would have prevented her from properly preparing for and executing this year's NSC. We at PACE thank Sarah for all o...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 5005

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

TheScientists wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:37 pm
Due to time constraints - we will be using older, obscure packets for the WC and finals game in order to not cause further delay.
Due to this - we will not upload any packets publicly.
Thank you for understanding!
They're already uploaded publicly. You're stealing them.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 1
Views: 1734

Re: 2019 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

PACE is pleased to announce that Manith Luthria is the winner of the 2019 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship. Manith is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston, Texas. Manith will be attending Duke University next fall. PACE would like to thank each and every student that applied ...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Two teams from Ohio have registered. Please go ahead and get your registrations in as soon as you can!
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 3224

Re: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

jshan wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:23 pm
The team should have been aware of the difficulty of the set - it is their responsibility, and not ours, to ensure that they are prepared for the level of the tournament, and not ours to perform a background check.
Wrong.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12923

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

In addition to the above, Missouri will be registering three teams. I'm looking forward to being able to announce more teams in the coming weeks!
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

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

All right, I'm going to have to focus on getting work done rather than nostalgia. If there's interest, I could do another history thread after nationals.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

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

cchiego wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Fred offering to give me a dollar (I think? maybe two dollars?) for not resigning from PACE at dinner.
I probably spiced it up to two dollars.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

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

And as far as dictating the removal of trash from quiz bowl: was anyone going to listen to PACE at that point in time?
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

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

Was PACE the first high school quiz bowl organization (whether good or bad) to effect the complete removal of trash from its distribution? What did discussions to that end look like? Did those discussions impact HSAPQ’s own decision not to put trash in its own contemporary inaugural NASAT? Why was ...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 26794

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

you've scraped my heart, jonah
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 26794

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Unfortunately I have been informed that this site violates the terms of use of naqt.com, and so therefore it will no longer be including NAQT results for the time being. I would encourage you to use NAQT's player/team search in conjunction with my site.
Thanks for making my life harder, NAQT!
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

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? I'll answer the on...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

A list of mirrors will be posted here.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 1
Views: 528

NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

This is a public request for mirrors, and a list of information of arranged mirrors, of this year's National All-Star Academic Tournament. The full announcement for the main site is up here . I would prefer that mirrors be held the weekend of June 30 & July 1, though holding them later is plausible....
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2554

AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

I've been a PACE member since 2007 or so; it's been long enough I forget the exact date off hand and I'm going to go to sleep soon. I was the president of PACE for 2009-10, the first year we had a set of bylaws and elections for the presidency. Before that, E. Thomas Chuck was the president every ye...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

In 2013, we discovered that Andy Watkins is human scum who cheated 3 ICTs worth of people out of a fair contest , including his own teammates. Worse than any other cheater before or after him (Baselius, Cam, Amit Bilgi, Steven Hines, Lane Silberstein, Josh Alman, Scott Putzig, and Joe Brosch), Andy...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 18
Views: 3101

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

I was 13 when this happened. I don't know why continuing to commemorate Watkins is necessary, especially in this weirdly celebratory tone. Cheating is bad, but I'm sure people are aware of this and that doesn't strike me as a terribly valid excuse to post. If this is just a Guy Remembering exercise...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 5673

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

Can we get this thread split into the original purpose and this new subject of how tightly to theme a question?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Re: 5th of March Incident

Looking back in my emails, this must have been a bad weather day in Lexington. One thing that's often overlooked in all of this was the emergency establishment of a new NSC Tournament Director. There was also the whole question of if Matt was okay, which I think extended for a couple of days past th...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 5673

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I've went through round one and added more data - first & second sentence buzz #s and word counts, plus percentages for both. I wanted to make sure people thought this info was actually going to be useful before I kept working on this. Or does it mean there were 3 buzzes by the end of the second se...