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by Cheynem
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Old Archived Packets Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Old Archived Packets Broken Links

Thanks Grand Goff Dan.
by Cheynem
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Old Archived Packets Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 678

Re: Old Archived Packets Broken Links

I think there's a lot more than this.
by Cheynem
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FILM side event (for charity @ JED)
Replies: 7
Views: 3122

Re: FILM side event (for charity @ JED)

I really enjoyed this set, but there were a fair share of typos (of the kind that create factual inaccuracies). In the first packet alone: -Robert Newman is said to be the star of Cool Hand Luke, instead of Paul Newman. -Harry Steiner is said to do the music for King Kong, instead of Max Steiner. An...
by Cheynem
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

Unfortunately, I've taken on some quizbowl work that will prevent me from doing the season preview, so I'm glad Jakob is at least doing this.
by Cheynem
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Fall 2018 Open Tournament?
Replies: 13
Views: 1830

Re: Fall 2018 Open Tournament?

Yeah, by "advertise" if you mean one, slightly vague post (which to be fair to Jordan says "computers" right there!).
by Cheynem
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: IQBTee Shirts

How would non-qbers know what a power mark is?
by Cheynem
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1054

Re: IQBTee Shirts

I love the idea of the second shirt, but I wish the content could be clearer--celebrating women's participation and accomplishments in quizbowl is fantastic, but the message seems vague and easily misinterpreted.

That said, I do not have any ideas for a replacement image.
by Cheynem
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Counterpoint: Sets and stats should be released immediately
Replies: 7
Views: 1355

Re: Counterpoint: Sets and stats should be released immediately

Stats, yes.

Sets...maybe.
If the set is done being mirrored, yes.
If there are still mirrors, you need to be very careful. I don't really enjoy copies of sets being sent around, especially to folks who didn't play the set.
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

You can pay me through PayPal (paypal.me/MichaelCheyne), or mail me something. I thought I had a Venmo account, but that account is having some issues preventing me from logging in, so I'm working through their customer service, so the other two options are best for now.
by Cheynem
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 7
Views: 1224

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

MYSTERIUM (also a Jacob Reed joint) did this. A very wise person asked for the reasoning, and Jacob responded: I think that more economics and psychology results (and more of the people who conducted the studies etc.) make it into newspapers, blogs etc., for instance. And I think that people are mor...
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: For the U.S.A. and all the Southern Countries: 2019 Film Set
Replies: 1
Views: 489

For the U.S.A. and all the Southern Countries: 2019 Film Set

Like my former Minnesota colleagues, I believe in announcing tournaments early, so here is an announcement that I will do another set in the style of Shoney's that will hopefully be done by late summer 2019. I hope to have 10 packets this go-around. The packets, like this time, will not be balanced ...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 19
Views: 5209

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

I'd like to do a preview for the year, one that provides more information and comments from the teams involved as opposed to just wild mass guessing, but I don't know how much time I will have. I hope to contact a number of the ranked teams. If people want to do the usual format (roundtable and summ...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

Is there a large number of quizbowl players/staffers who work as professional organists at churches? (At my church, the organist is a volunteer who is just a church member, so you wouldn't "get fired" for asking to take Palm Sunday off--I'm aware this is different in other churches) To be clear, I'm...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

If anyone wants to run a mirror of this, let me know, or otherwise I will post this by the end of the month. I'm open to mirrors not having the usual fees but instead some sort of flat compensation payment.
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

To be fair, Alex did miss about a quarter or half of a packet at some point.
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019
Replies: 18
Views: 3046

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

TAKE THAT, CANADA!
by Cheynem
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Herb Voland Memorial Tournament: Gorilla Trash
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: The Herb Voland Memorial Tournament: Gorilla Trash

I'll post these packets on Friday.
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 24
Views: 4426

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

My thought is that this (and perhaps other unplayed-by-midwesterner events, such as this film set from Florida) could be played after some appropriate fall tournament hosted in the MIdwest (Sun God, Penn Bowl, I don't know the other tournaments at this point). I'm afraid I have no idea who in the Mi...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 11
Views: 2400

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Sorry if this is a dumb question...but this is completely open, right?
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 24
Views: 4426

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I know a decent number of Midwestern folks wanted to play this, but I have no idea where this could be hosted or what tournament if any this could be attached to. I'd be willing to go somewhere and play this, or play online.
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th
Replies: 13
Views: 1765

Re: Cheyne movie set online mirror--August 19th

If you want to pay me, you can use PayPal (paypal.me/MichaelCheyne) or message me for my address. I don't have Venmo. Is this event still starting around 11 CST on the 19th, then? If possible, I might ask to be moved back slightly later as while I can't stick around probably for all the packets, I'd...
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 2179

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Will Sean's set be mirrored elsewhere? I don't see any announcement and don't really know who he is, but would be delighted to play the set and give him some money to do so if he wishes.
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 6222

Re: Best Film Player

John makes a good point. I think compared to some film players, I enjoy reading about film and Hollywood history, as well as reading a fair share of Wikipedia plot summaries (and own and read through Leonard Maltin movie guides on like flights and stuff), so that helps me learn about films that I do...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 6222

Re: Best Film Player

Carsten is good at film--he reminds me of Will Nediger but trashier.
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 6222

Re: Best Film Player

You can really see how different whims of different authors influence how someone's film knowledge is rewarded or not. John Lawrence's line at FILM, while nothing to sneeze at, was just pretty good (and no superpowers, if I recall), but he then utterly destroyed my event. Tim Morrison is really good...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 24
Views: 4426

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Could there be an online mirror of this?
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 4861

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

This was pretty fun, if indeed very biased towards Abrahamic religions (which explains my stat line).
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Yeah, that's odd. Rob and I actually asked about that after the tournament ended, and was told there was only one packet left and not enough to do a proper finals. I'm guessing this was just a mistake or somehow not all the packets were made available to whoever was looking.
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 10857

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Would things be simplified if the conversion data on every question was just publicly available? I apologize if they already are, but if they are, then I don't understand why people keep requesting to see them.
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

The first post was never updated about Human Use for Human Beings, so here's the info on that: Winners: Mike Sorice, Ramapriya Ragaraju, Dylan Minarik, Andrew Wang, and apparently for one game, Benji Nguyen (?). 2nd place: Rob Carson, Ike Jose, Mike Cheyne, Andrew Hart. Top 5 scorers: Mike Sorice (7...
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Herb Voland Memorial Tournament: Gorilla Trash
Replies: 6
Views: 1115

Re: The Herb Voland Memorial Tournament: Gorilla Trash

There are 4 packets for this (5 counting Mike Etzkorn's which I don't have). If the authors (or whoever) want to read them in Discord next week, that might be mild fun. Otherwise, I'll just post them.
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Thanks to UIUC for hosting this--this was well-run and hard to do, and also being very flexible about some things. I apologize for leaving my dinner in the meeting room; I had intended to come back and get that but I forgot until after I had left campus.
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

John Lawrence won my event. Using the format of one seeding packet, then running score kept when you were in the top room (bottom two sent down, top two sent up after each of seven rounds), these were the amounts scored: John Lawrence: 475 Mike Sorice: 285 Ramapriya Rangaraju: 215 Tejas Raje: 165 Ro...
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I've set up a format/schedule for my event, although I don't know the rooms (we'll need two rooms that have at least ten buzzers each). We'll do a seeding packet (I've divided the field) and then the tiered format. Also, I have three gorilla packets that were sent in (besides the one Mike Etzkorn re...
by Cheynem
Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Obvious reminder: Lots of stuff happening, especially on Saturday. Be on time, be brisk, and hydrate. Regarding my tournament's schedule: There will have to be at least two rooms--if we have time, we'll do a tiered thing; if not, we'll just do two separate rooms and let people self-select. If we do ...
by Cheynem
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)
Replies: 10
Views: 3457

Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

There are now 8 completed packets. I think the set is good, if occasionally odd and obviously tailored to my interests. You should play online if you haven't already.
by Cheynem
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Is RAPTURE still shootout or teams?
by Cheynem
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I think Words and Objects should have teams. I prefer cross-subject events to have teams and I don't necessarily think "oh, no true champion" is going to be that big a deal. RAPTURE I'm agnostic on. I think teams would be enjoyable, mainly because then i could coattail ride. I would also guess perha...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

You're correct that people have more freedom to choose what they want to learn and study in college. For example, I mostly chose to focus on my non-U.S. studies on Latin American and Pacific Rim countries (indeed, I took no European or African courses in college). This does not remove the fact thoug...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

Also, there have been some truly excellent American history questions in recent years that get at under-examined and under-represented topics, as well as topics that relate to global and international issues as well. I've been very delighted at the types of American history questions I've seen at re...
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

At least for me, I learned a lot of *old* world history in high school (like all the old Chinese dynasties, even some African empires), and not much recent (most of my "recent" history knowledge actually came from classes like Spanish). I don't know if this is representative or not.
by Cheynem
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1604

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

Would you advocate such a distribution for a high school tournament's history distribution as well?
by Cheynem
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

So schedule, if I'm correct is: FRIDAY NIGHT -FTP 3 (probably around 6-ish) SATURDAY -Cambridge Open -Words and Objects -FILM SUNDAY -Human Use of Human Beings -WORLDSTAR -Rapture (as shootout) -Shoney's (as shootout) I'm not sure when John plans on running Imaginary Landscape, since I assume he is ...
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Is anyone actually playing FTP 3? I might be late, but I wouldn't mind playing free if I have time, maybe just as a tossup shootout or something?
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Thanks, Mike!
by Cheynem
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 2954

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

In general, I think Naveed is correct in that high schools and colleges should remain separate as much as possible. In particular, ACF Fall, a tournament meant to introduce many new schools and teams to the game, should not be a place for good high school teams go to "play up." (I am unsure about to...
by Cheynem
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I like the staffing discount thing, although that almost seems like a too generous discount (seems like staffing a couple events will result in not having to pay much on the weekend).

(Not that I am bothered!)
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 10569

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Where on campus is everything taking place?
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

Are we not counting the Mets as a New York team (good move, if questionable)?
by Cheynem
Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1086

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

The "Brewers" are called the "Brewers" because they are in Milwaukee.

What if you revised the giveaways so they didn't have any geographical clues at all (which I don't mind doing necessarily for harder difficulty levels)?