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by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Help PACE with Outreach By Filling Out This Form
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Help PACE with Outreach By Filling Out This Form

This is a form you can use to indicate willingness to help PACE achieve our outreach goals if you're a non-member of PACE. It is six questions long and should take you just minutes to fill out. You can find it here. Please note that this form is not related to becoming a member of PACE, is not an of...
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

Kentucky B has dropped, so there's a spot in the field open.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

ATTN: Team Ohio: I need the chaperone/primary team contact for your teams to email me. Tyler Benedict's email is set up to be away until August, so unless he's still checking that, the info needs to be going somewhere.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

I have just sent the first information email to teams.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

I'm capping the field at 24 for now. If you are interested in coming, you are not in the field, and you have not contacted me yet, please do so ASAP by emailing me at fred@iqbtnasat.com. I will be starting a waitlist if necessary.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

I believe Virginia has settled on bringing two teams, which I believe will bring us to a final tally of 24 teams.

If you are very interested in coming, please contact me ASAP at fred@iqbtnasat.com so I can make plans for staffing.

Information will be coming out this weekend.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 15898

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

ATTN: Students who are apparently representing Virginia B & C: you need to register. Please email me at fred@iqbtnasat.com.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 32
Views: 12167

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

hey now







he’s an all star
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

Teams and staffers can expect to receive emails with information over the next couple of days.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

It was just an oversight from updating last year’s announcement. I’ve updated it to refer to the correct school year.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 56
Views: 15726

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

It looks like we're going to end up with 26-30 teams this year. Registration is still open.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Women in Quizbowl Panel Discussion @ HSNCT Saturday Night
Replies: 17
Views: 2716

Re: Women in Quizbowl Panel Discussion @ HSNCT Saturday Night

Thank you to everyone who came to the panel this weekend! Our panelists did a fantastic job, and we hope to have the discussion uploaded by the end of the week. We will be holding another women in Quizbowl event Saturday evening at PACE NSC this year, so if you missed the HSNCT discussion there is ...
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: 16034

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 10387

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: 1373

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: 1373

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: 1373

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: 56
Views: 15726

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: 1373

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: 2772

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: 56
Views: 15726

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: 3318

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: 5635

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: 56
Views: 15726

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: 1020

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: 6442

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: 1893

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: 56
Views: 15726

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: 3747

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: 56
Views: 15726

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: 2930

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: 2930

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: 2930

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: 2930

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 ...