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by ryanrosenberg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

I'd be interested in another side event weekend; as Harris points out, there are going to be more tournaments available than can fit into one weekend.

The only weekend I definitively can't do is June 8-9, as that's NSC weekend.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 15
Views: 1129

Re: CO Matchmaking

Dylan Minarik and I are looking for teammates, especially those that know science or lit or arts. No carders.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 1892

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Yeah, I hang out with quizbowlers doing non-quizbowl things fairly regularly.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Is there an explicit limit on the number of players a team may have on their roster (i.e. with subbing in and out)? Teams are limited to six players on a roster without prior permission from the TD. However, if your team has a logistical situation that would necessitate more than six players on a r...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm
ACF has decided to expand the Nationals field to 48 teams! Emails will be going out to newly qualified teams shortly.
The ACF Nationals field has been closed at 48 teams. We will not be able to expand further due to packet limitations.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 1395

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I'll be staying in Chicago and applying to grad school (which means I've finished taking the classes I needed to take to do so, so I will not be in school next year).
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3558

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

Yes, that's correct. I had been doing that to conform to Fred's initial idea that incorrect buzzes still reflect players engaging with the clue. However, I think it's instructive to look at both -- if I get some time this afternoon I'll look at making some graphs comparing the different ways of ana...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3558

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

Using the total number of rooms should give you a pdf whose area under the curve is less than 1 as you are counting TUs that went dead or were gotten after a neg? Is this wrong? If you wanted to incorporate dead TUs, I believe that the best way to do it is to record them separately. Perhaps by mark...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3558

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I will add one word of caution - There's always a non-negligible chance that I messed up somewhere. If anyone wants to double check my work, they can find my code on github. My username is dhoth. I'm getting different results -- it looks like you're setting the maximum possible gets on a tossup to ...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3558

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I think ideally people would propose some targets for buzz distributions (and maybe discuss and come to some consensus targets), then inspect the buzz point data and draw conclusions accordingly. (This would help us keep ourselves honest—not shifting the goalposts to better align with the data.) In...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 2624

Re: SCT placement policies

I think it's clearly a bad call to run a suboptimal format in the name of adding the 33rd- through 36th-best team in the country to go 1-12 at nationals. I'm sorry if this is disappointing to any oligarchs, but there you are. Because of how ICT bids are assigned, these four teams given bids by the ...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 7
Views: 1655

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Are there plans for side events?
I'd also like to know about this. Interested in playing ACRONYM and Guerrilla History, potentially other things (although I'm not sure what exactly is available).
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

ACF is instituting a policy on late drops from ACF Nationals this year. If a team drops from the Nationals field without prior notice less than two weeks before the tournament (in this case, April 1), they will be required to pay a penalty of 50% of the registration fee. If a team drops from the Nat...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

ACF has decided to expand the Nationals field to 48 teams! Emails will be going out to newly qualified teams shortly.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

This is a reminder that in order to receive a bid to ACF Nationals (either by field expansion or teams declining bids), you must sign up for the waitlist. Any team, even one that did not play ACF Regionals, is eligible to sign up for the waitlist; teams will be taken off the waitlist in order of des...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Having said that, I don't see how the numbers in the spreadsheet match the description -- whether the zero TUH in the posted stats affected that or not I don't know, but in both of the ways I could think of to calculate SOS (either finding each opponent's PPTH, then averaging; or totalling up oppon...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

An explanation of how the A-value system works, from someone who calculated it this year. There are four key components to A-value: Tossup points per tossup heard (TUPPTUH): How many points each team scored, only counting tossups and negs, divided by the number of tossups they heard. Bonus conversio...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

A complete list of A-values for ACF Nationals 2019 may be found here . Teams that have qualified for ACF Nationals have been sent an email informing them of such and asking them to accept or decline their bids. A few important reminders: Teams that have received a bid to ACF Nationals have until Wed...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

We are still waiting on finalized stats and autobid applications from hosts in order to post A-values for this year's Nationals; I anticipate that they will be posted sometime this week, likely by tomorrow, along with a full explanation of how A-values work. After A-values are posted, teams that hav...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The rooms for this tournament have been confirmed at Penn. Teams should feel free to book travel, and we'll be sending out a staffing call shortly. We look forward to seeing you in April in Philadelphia!
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 2541

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I'm looking at advanced stats for earlier mirrors of EFT and I'm seriously questioning why it was necessary to take them at all. The stats confirm unequivocally things that should have been obvious to the editors: T.S. Eliot was far too easy, the 1400s were far too fraudable, and Winterreise was fa...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 88
Views: 22336

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Re: Rob's comment -- yes, I just attempted to get in touch with Macalester and St. Thomas teams to see if booking rooms is free for them on Sundays; but it may well be that people are willing to pay $10-15 extra (total, across all side events) to be spared the inconvenience of going to a different ...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 2764

Re: How to Buzz Faster

just learn more things that other people so you are buzzing beforehand or ready to buzz beforehand instead of whatever cheap priming tricks someone is going to suggest This is the correct advice, but if you want a break from learning things, video games are great for fine-tuning your quick-twitch h...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
oh really i thought he lived in the lab
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 5665

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Is NAQT planning to make changes to the D-value calculation for this year's SCT?
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:30 am
It's pretty cruel to make a list of the best history players in East Naperville and leave out regular Naperville
I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

whoops I don't know what the edit button looks like
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 10
Views: 3064

Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

To much popular demand, your intrepid authors RR and AB are here to bring you the first-ever History Player Ranking for the city of Chicago. Note that this is Chicago proper, so players who live in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Minneapolis are not eligible. Sorry ahead of time for people we didn...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 2615

Re: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch

Eating a light lunch and packing snacks can help avoid drowsiness. That being said, in my experience, post-lunch fatigue is a pretty minor influence on a game's outcome as opposed to PPB in other games; maintaining proper energy and focus levels will help around the margins, but isn't worth worrying...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 6750

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Here's a team formation spreadsheet. I assume you should still email Young to register once you have a team.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2757

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossups on Henry Fielding, Toni Morrison, and George Eliot? Despite all of these authors being quite prominent, I remember being lost for the majority of these tossups, and judging from the stats (0, 1, and 2 powers, respectively), it seems like this wasn't unique to me. Ian Watt an...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

Geriatric trauma wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Links to Stanford and VT sites have been added in; combined stats will take a day or two on my end.
These should be updated; let me know if anything looks off.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

Links to Stanford and VT sites have been added in; combined stats will take a day or two on my end.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 55
Views: 18791

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that I'll be serving as tournament director for ACF Nationals this year. I hope to continue ACF's tradition of putting on a rigorous, fun, and rewarding national championship. Due to an unfortunate timing error, Penn will not be able to confirm their room reservati...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 10587

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

The clue about the Ustaše is incorrect for "Yugoslavia". The pre-war state of Yugoslavia was partitioned during WWII, and the Ustaše ruled over an independent Croatian state. In fact, the pre-giveaway sentence of this tossup mentions that fact! The Eyjafjallajökull bonus seemed very easy. Iceland an...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-2019 California Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 5826

Re: 2018-2019 California Cup

They're a diploma-granting secondary learning institution with formal enrollment and coursework that is also approved as such by NAQT. What's your reasoning for defaulting to the position that "they should not be allowed to play" rather than "trust but verify?" There are a couple of things that pot...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-2019 California Cup
Replies: 11
Views: 5826

Re: 2018-2019 California Cup

What was the reasoning behind allowing Stanford Online High School to compete in this tournament?
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

Could I get a link to the Oxford site stats? Oxford and Edinburgh have been added. If someone knows what the Briticizing process was for these sites and can let me know, I'd appreciate it; I'm going to hold off on including that version in combined stats until that's squared away. The combined stat...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

Could I get a link to the Oxford site stats? Oxford and Edinburgh have been added. If someone knows what the Briticizing process was for these sites and can let me know, I'd appreciate it; I'm going to hold off on including that version in combined stats until that's squared away. The combined stat...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2757

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Cas Mudde argues that this ideology is supported by the re-adoption of “Tina” arguments by political leaders. Regimes that subscribe to this ideology are characterized by mass clientelism and often discriminatory legalism. A Jan-Werner Müller book titled “What Is” this ideology defines it as a reje...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 3650

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

Here's a public link to code used to generate overall BPA for last year's Regionals.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2757

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Is there any chance of seeing the text for both the Irish famine TU and the populism TU? I remember not being a massive fan of either, but actually seeing them would be helpful. Addressing this event, the Economist wrote that the “first law of civilization” is that “every breach of the laws of mora...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

The Abydos Helicopter wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Could I get a link to the Oxford site stats?
Oxford and Edinburgh have been added. If someone knows what the Briticizing process was for these sites and can let me know, I'd appreciate it; I'm going to hold off on including that version in combined stats until that's squared away.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2757

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could the tossups on Glucagon and egg cells be posted? A teammate of mine negged with similar answers on both and wanted to see the tossups. Can I see the Bahai tossup? It's a topic that I spent a decent amount of time studying, but didn't know any of the clues in the question until "Seven Valleys....
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

I've also created team BPA plots like the one below, and uploaded them here.

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by ryanrosenberg
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 2597

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

I've calculated BPA and category BPA for EFT, you can find the stats here.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 3650

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

AGoodMan wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 pm
This is super cool! Is there any chance we can see similar metrics for EFT?
Yes, I'll post EFT BPA later today.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 3650

Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

What is BPA? BPA stands for Buzz Point AUC (area under the curve). It is the total area under the curve of [% of tossups gotten successfully] against [% of question elapsed]. The theoretical maximum is 100 (i.e., if all tossups were gotten near-instantly); however, top players will generally get so...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2757

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossups on France (painting) and Venus (ditto)? I'd like to see which paintings the early clues were drawn from. The initial exhibition of a painting by an artist from this country led another artist to proclaim that “it’s the alpha and omega of painting.” A work by another artist bor...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: 2018 EFT Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 2757

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I also see the Adichie tossup? It didn't stop me from buzzing, but I remember the first sentence seemed like an odd way to describe Americanah at game speed, though I could've just misheard something. The main character of a novel by this author travels from Princeton to Trenton to get her hair...