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by Cheynem
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: FOLLOW-UP: July Date Poll - Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: FOLLOW-UP: July Date Poll - Illinois Side Event Weekend

Note that Super ACRONYM is probably not going to be done until July 20th at the earliest, per Erik's post.
by Cheynem
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 2487

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

I think you're confusing head to head with playing off the tie. "Head to head" is simply just counting how the two teams played each other in their previous match up, so if Illinois finished 6-1 and Michigan State finished 6-1, then you would break the tie by who beat who. Playing off the tie has th...
by Cheynem
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

Well since "Summer Open" is not happening in the, well, summer, looks like we should have a full Saturday of a Side Event Weekend to play, well, side events, assuming Super ACRONYM is still happening on Sunday.
by Cheynem
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: "Summer" Open 2019 (August 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: "Summer" Open 2019 (August 2019)

boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 8
Views: 805

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I should note that I think math works pretty well for high school questions, so my answer to this question is slightly different than college.
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 2487

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

How would you determine who goes in what division?
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Sponsoring an NSC Round
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Sponsoring an NSC Round

Did PACE ever decide on answer to my original question, that is, are people connected to PACE able to sponsor (i.e., I am a contributor to the NSC sets and an occasional staffer--can I sponsor?)
by Cheynem
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 20
Views: 3903

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Assuming Scattergories and Age of Empires are happening, is there a third event that could be stuck in there? I feel like, flippancy aside in my earlier post, you could pretty easily do a third tossup-only event (maybe one that only ran at a high school nationals or something).
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Ken Jennings Slate article on quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Ken Jennings Slate article on quizbowl

The commentary thing is an interesting one. The much-maligned aspect of "color commentary" might actually be very helpful here; I think a preamble before the game videos in which (from our perspective) very obvious points are raised ("The key to most matches is buzzing in on strong hunches, maybe no...
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: FOLLOW-UP: July Date Poll - Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 370

Re: FOLLOW-UP: July Date Poll - Illinois Side Event Weekend

I would not want the last weekend in July. There runs the risk of going too early as well. At some point you need to check on if these events will be ready by July.
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

According to the latest thread, they're leaning towards doing Side Event Weekend in August now.
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6890

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I would suspect that ACF might be slightly easier to seed since the rounds lend themselves to less variable "upsets" and the distribution is less unique (so looking at every other tournament probably gives a better idea of how teams will do). But even at ACF, there's still quirks--in 2011, the #1 an...
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

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

The basic idea makes sense; I'm all for going all in on these weekends (especially on Saturday)--perhaps after the main event on Saturday just some quick side events or even just theme packets.
by Cheynem
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Ken Jennings Slate article on quizbowl
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Ken Jennings Slate article on quizbowl

I think Slate/Jennings was using "minor league" more of in the sense of "a feeder league" as opposed to "weaker level of play," as in baseball teams pull up their top players from the minor leagues, so to, the best players from Jeopardy come from quizbowl. I do think Chris is correct, though, about ...
by Cheynem
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

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

If Super ACRONYM doesn't end up at Purdue, there is that FOGEY trash set (although the quality of that was very hmm hmm last year). I also wouldn't mind doing a guerrilla trash event. This would be a good place for Harris' Mixtape set and for the surplus of other trash events that may not be played ...
by Cheynem
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 10
Views: 979

Side Event Summer Wrangling

So we come to this always popular time of the summer when we look at what the schedule has in terms of potential side events. This is just meant to be a list of potential events, with chances for people to say "oh yeah, that event is not happening/has been moved back." Also, let me know if I missed ...
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

Yeah, if both (or even one) of those events are actually run at CO, there's no way a full trash tournament would work.
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I think Chris is correct. I think he raises an interesting question about "what a more productive form of engagement would be." I assume in many cases NAQT's corporate structure may complicate responses and decisions--(I'm speculating here, I have no idea)--even simple responses or solutions require...
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 6627

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

This was a very enjoyable tournament. I liked the attention paid to video game history, a number of those questions were brilliant and rewarded knowledge of "gaming" as a whole, rather than simply playing or reading about *games* per se. I also thought the common links were good ideas, so that even ...
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 979

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

(This probably could go in another thread) I'm aware of the tone rule--I tended to interpret said rule when I was a moderator as basically being put in place to stop people from rejecting arguments or points out of hand because of tone ("Conor's wrong because he's rude") or to avoid the temptation o...
by Cheynem
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 979

NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric

(This topic has been split from this thread --Management) I have no real new thoughts on any of the concrete ideas here (I obviously agree on the alphabetical thing, I have a range of thoughts on the "carrying a prelim loss" thing that I don't want to address here). I just wanted to say that I thin...
by Cheynem
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 11
Views: 891

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

I would do CO weekend, but I'm unsure--I thought there were a few side events already scheduled for Sunday (maybe?).

If a trash weekend in Purdue manifested, would that work? Seems like you'd get a better "trash" field.
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 21
Views: 3997

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

Oh that's right, you are a big MSU fan. I signed up for Friday and would encourage folks already at the hotel that night and free to do so too--this would improve play for folks on Saturday night, obviate the need for more rooms, and also (perhaps?) allow people to finish earlier on Saturday in gene...
by Cheynem
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 21
Views: 3997

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

There's actually 13 people signed up now, which is venturing on fairly crowded for one room, although I understand the constraints. If possible, a super simplistic ladder thing of "play the first half of the tournament in two rooms, take the top people and put them in one room and vice versa," would...
by Cheynem
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: Old time bonus formats

There was a local format (more like a local tournament) in my home state, in which the rounds were normal 20/20 (maybe normal 10 minute halves, which was common back then). But there was a lightning round in the half--but a "one on one" lightning round--the moderator read four categories, and each p...
by Cheynem
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 1650

Re: Old time bonus formats

I remember the 40-30-20-10-1 thing more from trash bonuses, but I can't remember if there were any other variants to that.
by Cheynem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

Re: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

I wasn't there in 2006, obviously, but for the record, Matt's team finished at 9-3 and Borglum's team finished at 7-5 (although Matt's team had far better stats), so perhaps not THAT stunning an upset.
by Cheynem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Remember the '90s?

Yes, Chicago and Virginia being good...what a strange time.
by Cheynem
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 7
Views: 1364

10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

Assuming I make it, 2019 will be the 11th Chicago Open I have attended. While there's been some ups and downs at this tournament, generally it's one of my favorite events of the year. I'd like to just post about my ten favorite memories from the ten previous ones, and hope others post some great CO ...
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT's followup statement on tournament safety and responding to allegations of misconduct
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: NAQT's followup statement on tournament safety and responding to allegations of misconduct

Have there been any updates on things potentially like bystander training or other forms of awareness-type training for staffers?
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1333

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

I wouldn't mind this to be in July as well, but really any weekend besides the one right before or after CO would be great.
by Cheynem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

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

Oof, the weekend after CO?
by Cheynem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

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

I've been kind of not paying attention to what trash side events have been proposed for this summer: does anyone have a list?
by Cheynem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 20
Views: 3903

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I realize the first post is flippant...but should we *not* actually turn in any packets until after May 25?

Also, what are the Sunday events? I believe I see Scattergories and Age of Empires so far. You could probably do one more, even, but might be fun not having a long-ass Sunday.
by Cheynem
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 19
Views: 1960

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I will write a packet that will appeal to the folks with bad musical taste such as myself, those who like bands such as Savage Garden, Wilson Phillips, and One Direction.
by Cheynem
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

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 Cheynem
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

I feel like at this point it's probably not worth pursuing. At worst, I think you come off as a vindictive crank to someone who doesn't understand the full implications. At best, I don't think it will actually lead to anything. What I will say, though, is that I think compared to other "cheating" th...
by Cheynem
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

Aside from cheating, I wonder if the Watkins story is also a cautionary tale about how relationships in quizbowl can be turned for bad. When I first started doing quizbowl, Andy seemed to be very popular. I say "seemed" because ex post facto, I hear a lot of people saying they couldn't stand him, bu...
by Cheynem
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

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

I think I'd be interested depending on what's being offered. I can't say I'm interested in a "name that tune" or TTGT11 thing, but existing events and a guerrilla thing might be fun.
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: CO Matchmaking

Come now, Ryan, nobody knows science and doesn't card.
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: CO Matchmaking

Not sure about the eating at Medici's part since the tournament is in Evanston, but Matt Bollinger has joined our team. We are especially trying to get a scientist now.
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4419

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Quizbowl, like any activity, has a series of friendships that range from the superficial to the deep. You're correct that there's people who my friendship with is basically "see at national tournaments and opens," and yes, that's superficial, but really no different than seeing perhaps some family m...
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4419

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

I think Charlie makes some good points--getting too wrapped up in the Internetiana of quizbowl where you're living and dying on every Discord, Facebook, or HSQB post is bad. Having friends in person and online is essential. Making quizbowl your life is probably a recipe for disaster. I do think his ...
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

CO Matchmaking

Now that we know when and where CO will be, the plebeians can start forming teams and writing packets. I'm looking for some teammates. I'm not good at anything, but can one-clue tossups on "Miss America." I write questions for a living so I'm comfortable writing a packet fast. I'll try not to pass o...
by Cheynem
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 18
Views: 2558

Re: Indulge me a moment...

I think the idea is interesting; from my perspective, the only dilemma is logistics and time. We've seen in "regular" quizbowl this year the challenges in getting schools to host (or I should say, the schools battling their administrations and fee guidelines to host). An open tournament, even when h...
by Cheynem
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Harder Questions in the Finals?
Replies: 11
Views: 1506

Harder Questions in the Finals?

A fairly common trend in quizbowl is to tag some of the harder questions for the finals of a tournament. If I recall, this got some discussion at one point and there was some pushback against doing it, but I don't remember if that went anywhere. This isn't related to any specific tournament, but I'l...
by Cheynem
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 18
Views: 2558

Re: Indulge me a moment...

That GIS project sounds terrific and super interesting. That's certainly outreach and could be very valuable outreach at that.
by Cheynem
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 1938

Re: DATE POLL: Chicago Open

Maybe there is no packet submission this year.
by Cheynem
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 18
Views: 2558

Re: Indulge me a moment...

There have been occasional attempts over the years to produce open tournaments that aren't on very hard questions. Some of these have been good, while some haven't. I'm certain that if done well, such a product would generate a lot of interest, especially in the summer. I also wonder if something li...
by Cheynem
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4419

How We Treat Each Other: 2019

In 2015, Matt Jackson (for you young people, yes, the Jeopardy star) made a series of comprehensive posts about various quizbowl topics, including a very long post about "how we treat each other." http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17571&hilit for the whole thread. I'm only going t...