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by Mnemosyne
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 16017

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

I put together a rough tier list of generalists and specialists, since I find it very hard to decide between the two groups when making my ballot. In general, I tried to avoid overlap as much as possible, except where it was unavoidable or instructive to prove a point (i.e. Kai/Alston/Jaimie have a...
by Mnemosyne
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7301

Re: Midseason poll

Did anyone record the log of the discussion? (and could send it to me) I tried to catch it on my computer during our practice but I lost connection.
by Mnemosyne
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan 2017-2018 Schedule and Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 9551

Re: Michigan 2017-2018 Schedule and Discussion

I 100% endorse Alex's post above. We've gone through a similar alliance-forming process in Louisiana over the last 6 years. In 2012, there were two (legitimate) NAQT tournaments in the state. This year there were 18. When I first graduated high school, I was super ambitious and thought we could just...
by Mnemosyne
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck
Replies: 11
Views: 4959

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

Team Formation spreadsheet is here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1KnYTFBXfTuq84SG6nZ1-5qsCdufldIC2xgcDpTUovH4/edit#gid=0 Caleb Kendrick (and Itamar) and I need two one more player s . We'd like to write a quality packet for the first deadline on May 13th. We don't plan on doing well, so no...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 2337

Re: CMST: General Discussion

I had a lot of fun playing this set. Thanks to everyone for writing it.
by Mnemosyne
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 3800

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Here are a few issues I encountered that probably aren't a huge deal. For the volva tossup, I buzzed in with "female giant" when the clues were describing Hyndla. In the books in which I've read the story, she's just referred to as a giantess (even though I see now wikipedia just says volva). I feel...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 5215

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

Our team (Aaron, Rein, me) has an open spot after our fourth player dropped. Contact one of us if interested. Playing shorthanded isn't fun.

Edit: Seth Ebner has joined us.
by Mnemosyne
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 13063

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I do a lot of these things at tournaments, even though I hate when other people do them, and I usually feel guilty afterwards when I'm not in locked-in-tournament-mode anymore. In my experience a lot of players in the "very competitive" category do this, and we should all be less obnoxious in genera...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 5273

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)

Can we get a field update, or any sort of confirmation that this tournament is actually happening? Did anyone sign up this time?
by Mnemosyne
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 5215

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

There are currently 3 teams registered in the OP and two formed on the spreadsheet. Does that mean there are currently 5 teams planning to play this tournament? (I don't know who UMBC is) Also, Virginia is not able to play this as a full team, so I (and probably Vasa?) are looking to join an open te...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 4510

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

* These sentiments are those of a sophomore with limited college reg-level exposure. I thought overall the tossups of this set were more difficult than last year's. One packet that included Charles Bukowski as an answerline stuck out to me as a particular difficult round (4 tossups went dead). In t...
by Mnemosyne
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SMT Open Online Test Mirror (2/24)
Replies: 41
Views: 7326

Re: SMT Open Skype Test Mirror (2/24)

Will Alston made this post after EFT: Have a variety of skill levels at your playtest mirrors, and ask some teams to break up if you need to achieve this. This year we didn't have a good ability to test for things that were too hard because every team in the field was scoring above 20 PPB. Will ther...
by Mnemosyne
Thu Sep 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 20
Views: 10491

Re: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

mozzarella wrote:Hey, UVA, can you let me know the mirror date ASAP since AU club funds are weird this year

The UVA mirror is 10/14. Thread is here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=20235
by Mnemosyne
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Louisiana 2017-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2844

Re: Louisiana 2017-2018

sgoebel wrote:Full results for the Tal Atkins Memorial Quiz Bowl tournament are available here. Coppell placed 1st, C.E Byrd A placed 2nd, West Monroe A placed 3rd, and Dutchtown A placed 4th.
Just to be sure, the format for this tournament was 4 games and then a single-elimination playoff?
by Mnemosyne
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 12216

Re: Preseason Poll

Here is the postseason poll. It would probably be useful for people to post about who is leaving, joining, etc. 1. Michigan A 2. Maryland 3. Yale 4. Stanford 5. Chicago A 6. Columbia 7. Northwestern 8. Penn 9. Berkeley A 10. Oxford A 11. Minnesota 12. Ohio State 13. Chicago B 14. WUSTL 15. McGill 16...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?
Replies: 16
Views: 6268

Re: What tournaments are "must-attend" events, and why?

I think your best option for something exciting will be a southern EFT mirror. There should be a mirror within a few hours drive, and there will probably be a mix of teams at an appropriate skill level (you won't have to worry about getting beaten down by really good college teams all day), assuming...
by Mnemosyne
Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7340

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I wonder if there's a specialist vs. generalist element to the debate as well. I don't mind long questions on the categories I play, but it's pretty miserable to sit through 12+ really long questions that I have no intention of buzzing on. If you can buzz in almost every subject, then you might not ...
by Mnemosyne
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 16406

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Will ties for the playoff spots be broken by PPG?
by Mnemosyne
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 1087

Re: Literature

Do you have a rough breakdown of the number of answer lines by country of origin? I only heard 8.5 packets, so I don't want to criticize, but I can only think of 3 pure US lit tossup answer lines I heard. I was frustrated by one round that I recall having 3 100% British answer lines. I like the idea...
by Mnemosyne
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ Louisiana Tech 4/8/17 (open)
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Terrapin XXIX @ Louisiana Tech 4/8/17 (open)

This is an announcement for Louisiana Tech's mirror of Terrapin on 4/8/17. More information about the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=18768 This is an open tournament. Any person who has not heard the set can play. This tournament will take place in a buil...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 25949

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

At SCT this weekend, Oklahoma lost to Rice in Round 1.

Oklahoma won out to finish 8-1. Rice lost out to finish 1-8.
by Mnemosyne
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 25949

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

CPiGuy wrote:
Ike wrote:I'll PM you with specifics. I would post the specific instances of this story here, but the set is not clear -- so I'll definitely do that once Terrapin is clear.

Ike
I *think* Terrapin is clear now?
Nope. LA/TX mirror is a work in progress
by Mnemosyne
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Louisiana State University SpoOoOoktacular
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Re: 2016 Louisiana State University SpoOoOoktacular

brookealicelowe wrote:I am new to forming a team in Louisiana. Is there a place where I can sign up to learn of the tournament dates?

Thanks,
Brooke Lowe
Stanley High School
A schedule of Louisiana tournament dates can be found here: http://www.louisianaquizbowl.org/schedule/
by Mnemosyne
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: New Louisiana Team
Replies: 1
Views: 953

Re: New Louisiana Team

Middle school teams can compete at high school tournaments. There are high school tournaments every few weeks throughout the state. A list of high school tournaments and their dates can be found here: http://www.louisianaquizbowl.org/schedule/ There aren't really middle school tournaments (or teams)...
by Mnemosyne
Sat Sep 24, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Collegiate Novice at Louisiana Tech (9/24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Re: Collegiate Novice at Louisiana Tech (9/24/16)

We played a 10 team round robin. LSU A defeated Tulane in the first game of an advantaged final. Note that LSU A defeated LSU B in a coin flip after they were both pulled over on the way to the tournament and chose to coin flip their match against each other instead of delay the tournament significa...
by Mnemosyne
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Collegiate Novice at Louisiana Tech (9/24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 1345

Collegiate Novice at Louisiana Tech (9/24/16)

Louisiana Tech will be hosting a mirror of NAQT's Collegiate Novice set 158C or 161AC (the easier one) on Saturday, September 24, 2016 on our campus in Ruston, LA. The tournament will begin at 9:30 AM in Davison Hall, with registration running from 9 AM to 9:25 AM. The tournament should be concluded...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 10301

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

We'll ride last year's solid athletics momentum and proclaim LA Tech to be the Conference USA favorite
by Mnemosyne
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)
Replies: 6
Views: 4376

Re: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)

Any update on this?
by Mnemosyne
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying math theory
Replies: 8
Views: 4233

Re: Studying math theory

I just ran across this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZzHxk_TPOStgPtqRZ6KzmkUQBQ8TSWVX It's an introduction to a huge portion of the theoretical math canon. I only watched one video, but based on the one I saw, watching the whole thing looks like it would be an awesome way...
by Mnemosyne
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying math theory
Replies: 8
Views: 4233

Re: Studying math theory

A starting point is to look at all the fundamental undergraduate math courses after calculus (linear algebra, abstract algebra, discrete math/graph theory, real analysis, point-set topology, probability/stats, and a few others), and learn (and understand) the basic definitions from each chapter in (...
by Mnemosyne
Sat May 07, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 6004

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion

The only thing I want to complain about is the "Gods of Flooding of the Nile" question. I haven't seen the full question text but I'll explain how it played out. First clue: some god of this phenomenon that I don't know... so we're probably looking for some sort of domain that someone can be a god o...
by Mnemosyne
Wed May 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16
Replies: 19
Views: 7601

Re: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16

The Louisiana Tech team appears to have transitioned into a team of Nick Collins + Caleb Kendrick + Victor Prieto* + potential future teammate

*edited to add
by Mnemosyne
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 1988

Re: Specific Questions

2 things about the derivative question: At the risk of looking like an idiot, it claims the derivative of sqrt(x) is 1/sqrt(x), which is wrong. I also think that question has a huge difficulty cliff from exterior derivative to Rolle's theorem. I might have a huge gap in my knowledge, but that questi...
by Mnemosyne
Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 13056

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

That's an absolutely stupid policy. Asking people in the South to travel hundreds of miles or play on Skype instead of letting somebody host a mirror can't possibly be based on anything other than complete indifference to the concerns of an entire region of the country. Why would you assess the pot...
by Mnemosyne
Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 3293

Re: NAQT state championships 2016

Just noticed that there will be an NAQT State Championship in both Arkansas and Mississippi this year. Cool. (And not Louisiana as of now - not cool.)
by Mnemosyne
Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6861

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

I think the issue can be fixed simply by adding a few words to the second sentence that include the word "metric." That would stop people from saying metric (which is a better wrong answer than norm) and hopefully guide them to the right answer. Maybe something like "The Euclidean function of this k...
by Mnemosyne
Tue Dec 01, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6861

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

There was a math bonus where the answer was "distance." Should "norm" have been acceptable? The other math people there agreed with me that it should have, but I never got to reread the full question. I recall it saying "the Euclidean this ...", which is begging for someone to say norm.
by Mnemosyne
Sun Nov 22, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 8254

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

Unofficial tournament results: Billy Beyer/Kevin Marshall led after 10 rounds at 9-1 ULL + Dargan Ware was at 8-2 Tulane 7-3 LA Tech 6-4 The tournament was called because it was after 7 and I think Tulane didn't want to stay any longer. Mr. Sundberg plans to force Billy and Kevin into a Skype final ...
by Mnemosyne
Sat Nov 07, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Rice (11-7-15)
Replies: 6
Views: 3107

Re: ACF Fall at Rice (11-7-15)

luigibeatsmario wrote:Final Stats

These are just the lunch stats again.
by Mnemosyne
Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 7631

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

I didn't notice this live, but apparently the Parmagianino bonus gives the alternate answer with St. Jerome in it (needs a "do not read" warning), then gives the title for Vision of St. Jerome in the second part, then asks for Jerome for the third part, by describing Vision of St. Jerome.
by Mnemosyne
Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 7631

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

The Culhwch and Olwen bonus says both "this story" and "this man". I said Culhwch and was thankfully prompted, but that could cause trouble somewhere.
by Mnemosyne
Sun Oct 04, 2015 1:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice @ Louisiana Tech (10/03/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

Re: VCU Novice @ Louisiana Tech (10/03/15)

Congratulations to Tulane A for winning Louisiana Tech's VCU Novice mirror! Tulane A went 9-1, followed by Louisiana Tech B at 7-3, clearing the field in a double round robin. Tech C's Jeb Houston was the top individual scorer with 61.0 PPG, followed by Tech A's Alex Gras with 60.50 PPG. Thanks to e...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open - Fall 2015 (Regular difficulty)
Replies: 21
Views: 14643

Re: Missouri Open - Fall 2015

Any update on a southern mirror?
by Mnemosyne
Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice @ Louisiana Tech (10/03/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 1622

VCU Novice @ Louisiana Tech (10/03/15)

The Louisiana Tech Quiz Bowl Team will be hosting a mirror of VCU Novice on 10/03/15. Information about the set can be found here : Cost : The fee for this tournament is $15 per player ($60 for a team of 4). Discounts : -$5 per buzzer system (2 systems max) -$5 per staffer (maximum to be determined,...
by Mnemosyne
Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Forming a new team
Replies: 1
Views: 2150

Re: Forming a new team

What school do you attend? The first thing you need to do is find a teacher/sponsor for the club. Then, go to tournaments. I don't think any high school tournaments have specific dates set for this year, yet. When they do, I (or someone else) will make sure to contact you about them! Feel free to as...
by Mnemosyne
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 5640

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

I maintain my vote for CO Visual Art.
by Mnemosyne
Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 5640

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Nick Collins, Alex Gras, Jeb Houston, + ???

We also need to decide if we're drafting or not.
by Mnemosyne
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3880

Re: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with

I always make sure to mention that it's academic, not trivia, and that a question can be asked about anything you can take a college class on (which is almost true).
by Mnemosyne
Sun May 24, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 7971

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

The fact that I have to write questions doesn't worry me too much. What does worry me, though, would be other members who are inexperienced with writing questions, even more so with people who are new to quiz bowl in general. How should I go about teaching the art of question writing to others for ...