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by Cheynem
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 61
Views: 16880

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Wow, the order of the questions in the packets got REALLY changed from the first running.
by Cheynem
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 996

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

I appreciate the effort at getting specific in this thread, as opposed to a catch-all "dos and don'ts" type thread (which is good, just more general). I think, as you point out, there's obviously a range in the type of speed and moderating style depending on the type of tournament we're at. When I'm...
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 54
Views: 5377

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I feel like since Sam and Shan (not to be confused with Sam the Sham) worked on the set, it would only be fair to have the tournament be in Minnesota. I do agree that sucks for Michigan and perhaps Ohio teams, and so I would urge that whatever regular season open tournament happens in 2020 be mirror...
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 54
Views: 5377

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Regardless of where this tournament is, I'd like to see some hard dates announced pretty soon.
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1177

Re: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT

If there can be a world champion and an universal champion...
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Popular Culture National - Summer 2020 (tentative)
Replies: 2
Views: 1629

Re: Popular Culture National - Summer 2019 (tentative)

According to another thread, this has been pushed back to 2020, just in time for Donald Trump's reelection.
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: What is World History?

This is especially true for lower level difficulties in which you would not do a tossup on on the specific dynasty (or, for that matter, if you just want to include a greater variety of clues).
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: What is World History?

I should note that while I think more "colonial driven" history for the world history portion of the distro might be necessary for lower level difficulties, at something like CMST, which is regular plus, I think Alex is correct in that the world history should reward less European focused knowledge.
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

I'm not Canadian, but Derek So seems very good to me after seeing him at CO Trash.

Is Jordan Palmer not eligible?
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 442

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

About when in 2019 are you shooting for?
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 2647

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

I don't host tournaments, but I think putting in pretty stringent restrictions that can be loosened if needed makes more sense to me. I would say something like "anyone who has not played a college quizbowl tournament or something like five HS tournaments/met the scoring/skill standards listed above...
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT

Are you going to have people sign up to be on the bailout brigade? I'm not trying to be snarky--I wonder how many tournaments would be better if instead of issuing a blanket call for help, they had a few people who knew that in cases of emergencies they could be called upon (of course, they might al...
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT
Replies: 8
Views: 1411

Re: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT

Could you perhaps give some broad idea on dates?
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1349

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

I will only accept verses out of The Message translation.
by Cheynem
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Much Do You Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

Re: How Much Do You Study?

And who better than Kanyon??????
by Cheynem
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Much Do You Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 3210

Re: How Much Do You Study?

One thing I might recommend is always trying to be what I'll call "intellectually curious." If you've got a few minutes, read some online articles on topics you don't know much about (or even just Wikipedia summaries). My analogy for this is the "doctor's office"--whenever I end up at a doctor's off...
by Cheynem
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Old Archived Packets Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 961

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: 961

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: 3552

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: 25
Views: 8423

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: 2396

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 1705

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: 3862

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: 54
Views: 5377

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: 712

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: 25
Views: 8423

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 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 24
Views: 6210

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: 3862

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: 2102

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
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Herb Voland Memorial Tournament: Gorilla Trash
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

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: 27
Views: 5598

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: 22
Views: 4838

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: 27
Views: 5598

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: 2102

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: 2552

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: 7135

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: 7135

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: 7135

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: 27
Views: 5598

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: 5381

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: 12236

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: 12799

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: 12236

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: 1410

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: 12236

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: 12236

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...