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by shrey96
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT: "Comment on my questions" thread
Replies: 17
Views: 3828

Re: "Comment on my questions" thread

Dhoom/The Fast and the Furious/Chicago Amazing bonus. Unfortunately my team wasn't the one that got it, but it was still delightful to hear. Also, to whoever wrote the polydispersity index tossup: you are the best. That was probably the best power of my quiz bowl career, and it was really cool to f...
by shrey96
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 17528

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

There was a question in particular that I felt could use some tweaking: the tossup on exoplanets used a first-line clue on the presence of methane in their IR spectrum, which is something that occurs in all large gas giant-sized objects that have not undergone nuclear fusion i.e. both exoplanets an...
by shrey96
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)
Replies: 11
Views: 11773

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2015 (10/24/15)

Just wanted to say that I think this tournament was really well run. The first round started off a bit slow, but every round besides that ran totally seamlessly and our final round finished way before we thought it would. Myself and the rest of my team definitely appreciated having a lot of time to ...
by shrey96
Thu Apr 24, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 52627

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

Not that it matters a whole lot, but I should have 8 games played - I left because I had spectated Round 9 at ICT. That aside, this was a fun way to spend an otherwise boring Wednesday night and I got to meet some cool people from across the country and the Atlantic. Thanks to Eric for the set and t...
by shrey96
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 52627

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

I'd like to participate over Skype! I did listen to the last two rounds as a spectator of sorts after the ICT, but I'd love to play the first eight.
by shrey96
Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 58831

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Given how things are going in Illinois right now, can I just express how excited I am for New Trier Varsity? There doesn't seem to be a single 'top contender' left out of the Uber-Competitive bracket, which also features some excellent B teams and strong out-of-state competition. I'm definitely goin...
by shrey96
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

I haven't gotten around to compiling all the stats yet (I'll start on that tonight), but I checked and I have all the statsheets from Rounds 1-6, as well as the finals between Roach-Kumar Condensate and yoloswag. I'll probably only compile separate prelim and playoff stats, though - the Maggie Walke...
by shrey96
Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

Could you post the sets online ? I sent the packets to the database for posting; it should be up in a bit. a lot of filler and non-clues in this question Yeah...that's something I was trying to deal with when rewriting physics and chemistry tossups before sending those off for editing. But my depth...
by shrey96
Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

First off, I'd like to thank everyone who came to the event - players, moderators, staffers, everyone. I sincerely hope everyone had a good time playing even more question after 12+ rounds of PACE on a very eventful Saturday. In particular, there are a BUNCH of people who really helped me out with t...
by shrey96
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

So this happened. The Roach-Kumar Condensate team made it through the entire tournament without losing a single match to be crowned the ultimate SASSmasters. I'll make a full post about this when I get access to a computer
by shrey96
Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

So players, staffers, and standby players should meet in the hotel lobby from 7-7:30. The first round is scheduled to start at 7:30.
by shrey96
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

Buzzers are graciously being provided by David Madden and NHBB. Currently, we have five rooms and need six, which is a problem. Since we're now going to be ordering pizza at the tournament to be consumed at re-bracketing time (at an extra cost of $8 for 3 large slices), that will be the incentive - ...
by shrey96
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

Standby List:

1. Jonathan Huh
2. Prerak Trivedi
3. Stae Schipper-Reyes
4. Sam Emmerson
5. Sarah Hamerling ($enior Privilege)
6. Brent Morden ($enior Privilege)


(if this list makes it to 8, then I MAY consider expanding the field because 16 is a workable number; however, there are no guarantees)
by shrey96
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

The field for this event is now closed. Here is the 12 team field: yolo swag: Ben Zhang, Allan Sadun Casper: Anton Karpovich, Siva Gangavarupu Roach-Kumar Condensate: Madhav Kumar, Brandon Roach The REAL Science players of Illinois: Morgan Venkus, Alex Pandya KONY: William Ha, Wilton Rao Seandraseka...
by shrey96
Sun Jun 02, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 58831

Re: Illinois '13-'14

I agree with the general consensus that IMSA is going to be good next year (as always). Auburn returns Evan and Cole, as well as many (all?) members of their B team, which was also pretty good and they could be top contenders next year. Stevenson returns Jason and Jeeho, I think, plus they had a pre...
by shrey96
Fri May 24, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 11041

SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

I will be holding a side event, called SASS (Shreyas's All-Science Set), on Saturday night at the official PACE Hotel. We have produced 7 packets total, which are composed solely of science tossups. The questions have been written by four members of the Metea Valley Scholastic Bowl Team: Ashwin Kann...
by shrey96
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 16082

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

I will be attending Columbia University next year, and I plan on playing quizbowl.
by shrey96
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:55 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament X
Replies: 9
Views: 3539

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament X

I read for the "B Team" (novice) division final match; it was between Quest B and Plum Grove B, so unless the wrong two teams were playing that match, I feel like second place should be Plum Grove B. The stats seem to confirm this as well.
by shrey96
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6158

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

Also, wow Shreyas, I'm starting to suspect that you've just dropped out of high school and are trying to hide it from everyone. Isn't this like your fifth unaffiliated tournament this year? I would just rather spend my Saturdays playing real quizbowl rather than Protobowl, teaching my kids to do th...
by shrey96
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13
Replies: 14
Views: 6158

Re: Loyola Academy Spring Tournament (LAST) 4/13

"E Team" would like to express interest in a team for this event.
by shrey96
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 13706

Re: IHSA 2013

How has this year's set been different from past years? How has it been similar? Is there any potential for change in the near future? Format-wise, I can appreciate the changes, I guess. The point values are more like regular quizbowl, as are the bonuses, and the distribution has gotten a lot bette...
by shrey96
Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: SCIENCE SCIENCE SCIENCE !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 8316

Re: SCIENCE SCIENCE SCIENCE !!!

I've found MIT OpenCourseWare to be helpful for teaching me science-y things for school, quizbowl, and beyond. Also, if you're going to approach science from a more packet study perspective (which I don't totally recommend - it's much better to get a lot of real knowledge first by taking difficult c...
by shrey96
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Masonic
Replies: 65
Views: 25457

Re: Masonic

On the topic of other matches at the Metea sectional, the 3rd place match was decided in an exciting fashion as well, with Wheaton North defeating Wheaton-Warrenville South on the tiebreaker.

Other than that, I'd like to thank Mr. Reinstein and Mr. Taylor for some great questions today.
by shrey96
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Timed Rounds
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Timed Rounds

So our team's first experience with timed rounds is coming in less than a month. How does a team adjust its game to account for the fact that rounds are timed? The only thing I can immediately think of is the difference between waiting and not waiting on bonuses. Are there any other adjustment that ...
by shrey96
Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT Illinois State Championship (2/23/13)
Replies: 17
Views: 3183

Re: 2013 NAQT Illinois State Championship (2/23/13)

Has it been decided whether the rounds are going to be timed or untimed?
by shrey96
Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1843

Re: General Discussion

I liked the set, but I thought the plethora of common link tossups on numbers in science was kind of weird. They were good tossups, but I just felt that the theme got repetitive.
by shrey96
Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 12694

Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Our stats against Latin are off (although the final score is correct, our bonus conversion is majorly depressed) and we somehow had 2 players, Baasit and Avik, merge into a player named Avile. Who should I email/PM with corrections?
by shrey96
Tue Jan 15, 2013 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2671

Re: Huskie Bowl at Northern Illinois University, 2 Feb 2013

Metea Valley would like to express interest in two teams.
by shrey96
Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR3 at Metea Valley HS on Jan 12, 2013 (Aurora, IL)
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: TRIUMVIR3 at Metea Valley HS on Jan 12, 2013 (Aurora, IL)

So I assume this is just going to be a round robin, then?
by shrey96
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)
Replies: 24
Views: 12694

Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Metea Valley would like to express interest in two teams. I should know if we're coming by Thursday at the latest.
by shrey96
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 62008

Re: Illinois '12-'13

For players being considered for All-Sectional/All-State teams or Team Illinois, is it advisable to use stats from tournaments that player went to unaffiliated? My gut instinct is no for the first, and yes for the second, but I would just like to make sure. It might end up mattering for some of our ...
by shrey96
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

Do you think excluding gold made it obvious? Very much so. I might even venture a guess that almost every room that powered this tossup was solely because of that exclusion. The clues on the whole were great from top to bottom; it's just that a lot of teams know that salt was an extremely important...
by shrey96
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

power to you. I see what you did there. :D But in all seriousness, I just didn't feel it fair that someone who had better knowledge of tougher electron rules and Huckel's rule than me would have to lose a well-deserved power to a stock clue. Perhaps you're right about how well-known the clue is, th...
by shrey96
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

Just a small pyramidality thing with copper: I feel like the first two clues could be switched, because one could conceivable know about the oxidation of zinc from something like AP Chemistry, whereas deeper knowledge would be required for the superconductor clue. The pyramidality problem was a bit ...
by shrey96
Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

Hmm...maybe it was on "6?" It was in round 1, and the specific clue I'm thinking of mentioned confirmations of cyclohexane in the first line. Come to think of it, I would also like to see the copper tossup. Anyways, tossup on time: This quantity represents the z-axis in Minkowski space, and the squa...
by shrey96
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 1416

Re: BDAT II General Discussion

First of all, I thoroughly enjoyed this set and I would like to congratulate you guys on a job well done. A quick search of the set discussion before this mirror reveals some dissatisfaction, but I think it was edited well in response to the criticisms and it came out a much, much better product. To...
by shrey96
Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 1381

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

Could I see the tossups on "Carbon," "Time," and "Feynman" as well as the "9.8/terminal velocity/(B/mg)" and "moment of inertia/newton's second law/ (2/5)" bonuses? Thank you.
by shrey96
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 16193

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)

Hey Aaron, I'm not sure if you got my "team" 's registration for this tournament (my email has not been particularly reliable for tournament registration), but in case you didn't, I PM'd you as we'll. Hopefully, we can make it into the field.
by shrey96
Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TRIUMVIR3 at Metea Valley HS on Jan 12, 2013 (Aurora, IL)
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Re: TRIUMVIR3 at Metea Valley HS on Jan 12, 2013 (Aurora, IL)

Metea Valley will be fielding 4 teams for this tournament.
by shrey96
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 208
Views: 124407

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

I'm not sure about books (other than intro-level college textbooks), but I've found MIT OpenCourseWare to be extremely helpful for quizbowl science.
by shrey96
Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 50
Views: 92212

Re: New Trier Varsity: INTENSE — 2012–12–22 (Winnetka, IL)

Metea Valley would like to express interest for one team in Uber and one team in Standard.
by shrey96
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 23732

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament difficulty discussion

Overall, I thought this was a good set to play on. The only criticisms I would have is the hard parts of bonuses seemed inconsistent at times (some were kind of "gimme" 30s, others were challenging hard parts that good teams had difficulty converting). I won't mention any specifics (is there a userg...
by shrey96
Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 62008

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Oh! Sorry about that, I was just going off of the spreadsheet my coach was given. That doesn't change anything in terms of qualification, right?
by shrey96
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 62008

Re: Illinois '12-'13

Didn't want to infringe on the Loyola/Maine South kickoff thread, so I'll just post here: For the Wheaton North Kickoff site, there are 16 teams in Uber and 32 teams in standard. From the fact that this is on an NAQT set and the tournament is Gold-Certified by PACE, does this mean: A. The top 8 team...
by shrey96
Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)
Replies: 28
Views: 16193

Re: Niles West BDAT Mirror in Skokie, IL (1/5/13)

Can you give an estimate on what the field cap might look like? Thanks!
by shrey96
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '12-'13
Replies: 153
Views: 62008

Re: Illinois '12-'13

So now that I have played most of the teams in question, I think I can offer my $0.02 on how IL is going to turn out this year. 1. IMSA. They're a super solid team. I've only played Anton a few times, but he's scary good. 2. Loyola. Ian and Morgan are incredibly good players, and they have other sol...
by shrey96
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20
Replies: 23
Views: 7927

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

I didn't actually hear 125 tossups vs. Loyola B. That would have been a long match...
by shrey96
Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 7350

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

"Aurora Way East B" is officially withdrawing from the tournament; I have contacted ACF about this as well.

Way East A is still in.
by shrey96
Mon Oct 22, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 4333

Re: Specific question discussion

I know that our AP chemistry class spent about a month using ICE boxes. Really? We may have to rearrange things then. I've never heard of them, despite having taken a not insignificant amount of chemistry. Yeah, ICE Tables are a pretty big thing in AP Chem - we spent quite a while on them as well. ...
by shrey96
Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 4333

Re: Specific question discussion

Well, my reasoning is as follows: "an ideal voltage source and one of these devices in series." - someone who doesn't know a thing about Thevenin's theorem could fraud with resistor here; there's no way that specific phrase could apply to any other simple circuit component like a capacitor or an ind...