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by MathMusic
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament @ Buffalo, NY 10/5/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament @ Buffalo, NY 10/5/13

Field List:

Buffalo (2-3)
Pittsburgh (2)
by MathMusic
Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament @ Buffalo, NY 10/5/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1350

Michigan Fall Tournament @ Buffalo, NY 10/5/13

The University at Buffalo will be hosting a mirror of Michigan Fall Tournament on Saturday, October 5th, 2013. Link to main announcement: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14484 Details will be provided as they are finalized, the current plans are as follows: Date: Saturday, October 5...
by MathMusic
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13
Replies: 33
Views: 14315

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament: 10/12/13

Buffalo is planning on hosting on the 5th.
by MathMusic
Tue May 07, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Question Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 4506

Re: Question Writing

Currently what we do at Buffalo is offer tournament discounts of about $1/question to those who write AND meet the -$50 deadline (or similar). Since there are 48 questions in a pack, this works out pretty well. I also will be hosting a question writing seminar geared toward improving the questions t...
by MathMusic
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Re: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror

I would also like to thank Toronto for hosting, we had a good time. Any chance we could get stats soon?
by MathMusic
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

Re: Penn-ance - Toronto Mirror

Buffalo will be bringing 1 team, 2 buzzers.
by MathMusic
Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

I never thought of that. UB doesn't give us off for Columbus day, so I didn't realize that the second monday of october is the 8th this year.

I understand if teams will have trouble forming until the last minute.
by MathMusic
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

Guys,

Rutgers is the only team to officially register so far, could you officially sign up as soon as possible? Thanks.
by MathMusic
Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

Re: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

Logistic details have been updated.
by MathMusic
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at Cornell (9/15/12)
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Collegiate Novice at Cornell (9/15/12)

You will have 1-3 teams from Buffalo.
by MathMusic
Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12
Replies: 12
Views: 3130

IFT at Buffalo 10/6/12

This is the Buffalo site of the Illinois Fall Tournament, a housewrite done by UIUC. I, Matthew Hill, will be acting as TD. Difficulty will be "easy." (ACF Fall and MUT from the past few years are a good reference for the target difficulty). [Portions of UIUC's announcement have been borrowed throug...
by MathMusic
Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Collegiate Novice 3
Replies: 17
Views: 7726

Re: Official Announcement: Collegiate Novice 3

Do you have a Canada host yet? Just wondering, as there isn't one listed in either list.
by MathMusic
Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15377

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

It looks like there will not be a team from Buffalo on this date. We'll see you around later in the season.
by MathMusic
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 6831

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Many schools (including Univ. at Buffalo) have weekend exams during finals week, I had a final on Saturday last year.
by MathMusic
Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Potential Wright State Team
Replies: 4
Views: 3545

Re: Potential Wright State Team

Buffalo has started to mirror more tournaments as well, although you probably could find a closer mirror. Welcome to the circuit!!

Also, I'd recommend writing as much as you can, you learn a lot just by researching your questions.
by MathMusic
Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15377

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

Still polling Buffalo's availability on the 18th, we'll see who wants to play.

I would be willing to play VESPERS if anyone else wanted to. [EDIT: I don't know what the writing status for VESPERS is, but if its done I'd play it.]
by MathMusic
Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15377

Re: Gauging interest for a KABO mirror at Waterloo

Also, if this were pushed to the 25th, I can almost guarantee a Buffalo team of some sort, as our driver would then be available. I understand if you are reluctant to push it back this far, especially from a summer event to what would then be an early fall event. However, I think Valencia has their ...
by MathMusic
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here
Replies: 28
Views: 8839

Re: Individual Writers Seeking Projects to Join, Post Here

I am usually up for any classical music and chemistry questions, however I try to stay away from biochem. I'm writing most to all of the music for EACN, but I could potentially pick up a tournament for during the school year. I also wrote the base of most music questions for Peaceful Resolution, but...
by MathMusic
Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15377

Re: Gauging interest for a KABO mirror at Waterloo

There is a possibility of a Buffalo team on the 18th. I can't say for sure, as our usual driver is unavailable, as are some of our usual candidates. If this happens, I'll see if we can put a team together.
by MathMusic
Tue May 08, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: VESPERS Classical Music Side Tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 2736

Re: Announcement: VESPERS Classical Music Side Tournament

Looks interesting. The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial (Chicago Open 2010 Fine Arts Side Event) is the only similar side event that I can think of, but that was not pure CM. I don't know if I will be playing anything this summer, unfortunately. But I would be interested in playing it.
by MathMusic
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Questions Concerning Technology
Replies: 15
Views: 4907

Re: The Questions Concerning Technology

I'd be in, if this is mirrored near us.
by MathMusic
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 8426

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)

I still need a receipt/invoice as well for Buffalo.
by MathMusic
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)
Replies: 55
Views: 7730

Re: Less-Used Topics (And Why?)

As a gen-ed elective, I took a comparative myth class that covered almost all of the common Non-classical Proto-indoeuropean mythologies. One thing that I would like to see is a few more questions on the mythic history of Rome, and an expanded answerline for Celtic myth beyond Cu Chulain, and the Se...
by MathMusic
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 8426

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)

One Buffalo team, one buzzer.
by MathMusic
Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 47178

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Guys,

I wrote most of the Classical Music for the set, feel free to comment with any criticism. This was the first tourney in which I have written as a subject mater "expert."
by MathMusic
Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 8426

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (tentative 03/17/12)

Any update on the fee structure? I need to put in requests to finance soon, and to do that I need a price. We'll only be bringing one team from Buffalo, with 1-2 buzzers.
by MathMusic
Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Pending approval from the TD, I would say that we plan on charging you as if you were only one team.

Otherwise, to cover the mirror fees ($50/team) and still make some money it would be $60/team.

EDIT: We have approval to charge you as one team.
by MathMusic
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Canadian SCT Region 2 at the University of Toronto
Replies: 17
Views: 3574

Re: 2012 NAQT Canadian SCT Region 2 at the University of Toronto

No one would reject a duplicate upload of the stats, if anything they might show a little more detail than NAQT's stats do.
by MathMusic
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

That is disappointing, the US usually takes their spring break in mid-March. However, we did not set the date for the tourney. If you can being a team, we would love to have you up.
by MathMusic
Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl (Jan 28th, 2012)
Replies: 48
Views: 19607

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl (Jan 28th, 2012)

It appears Penn is using the "Let's edit as we go" philosophy today, which is rather disappointing. We had to break early for lunch, due to a lack of edited packets.
by MathMusic
Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12

No problem
by MathMusic
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 6543

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

Trevor,

Buffalo is hosting this year, per the ACF Hosting guidelines our packet should be a -$50, not a $0
by MathMusic
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo
Replies: 14
Views: 4427

Re: ACF Regionals Mirror - University at Buffalo

Quick note on finances: Due to our financial overlords, we are currently unable to accept Canadian Currency. This includes cheques from Canadian banks . There is an on campus ATM without a surcharge, which we can direct you to if necessary. Alternatively, a purchase order or a cheque from a US based...
by MathMusic
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12

Quick note on finances: Due to our financial overlords, we are currently unable to accept Canadian Currency. This includes cheques from Canadian banks . There is an on campus ATM without a surcharge, which we can direct you to if necessary. Alternatively, a purchase order or a cheque from a US based...
by MathMusic
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3292

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

Quick note on finances: Due to our financial overlords, we are currently unable to accept Canadian Currency. This includes cheques from Canadian banks . There is an on campus ATM without a surcharge, which we can direct you to if necessary. Alternatively, a purchase order or a cheque from a US based...
by MathMusic
Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12
Replies: 12
Views: 4447

Re: Penn Bowl at Buffalo - 1/28/12

Bump.

Just a reminder that this is happening in 4 weeks. No packet required, so come and have some fun.
by MathMusic
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 9356

Re: ACF Distribution

Major Science: Bio, Chem, Physics
Minor Science: Anything else, including Math, CS, Earth Sci, Astronomy, etc.
by MathMusic
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3292

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

Bump.

Also, commitments from teams would be really nice. I know it's winter break, but it would be nice to know if one team can confirm that they are attending. You don't need a packet, We'd like to have you guys come. We'll probably be fielding at least one house team, possibly two.
by MathMusic
Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl (Jan 28th, 2012)
Replies: 48
Views: 19607

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl (Jan 28th, 2012)

Just wanted to remind people that Buffalo is mirroring this event, http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=12367
by MathMusic
Wed Nov 23, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?

Yep. That's the one.
by MathMusic
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (03/17/12)
Replies: 28
Views: 8426

Re: MUT Mirror @ Waterloo (tentative 03/17/12)

You will probably see at least 1 team from Buffalo on this date, but this is over our Spring Break. We probably could bring 2-3 teams if this was another weekend.
by MathMusic
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Checking for Plagiarism..turnitin.com?

One useful thing program our club uses is Viper, along with a local database of old questions. This eliminates any worry of totally stolen questions, and is very useful at detecting wikiplagarism as well. It will hit a couple key phrases now and then that are stock clues, but it helps to be able to ...
by MathMusic
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Distribution
Replies: 60
Views: 9356

ACF Distribution

Just a quick question on ACF distribution, From my stumblings across the internet, there are mentions of an "official" ACF distribution for the first 20/20 questions in a packet. I know that the 24/24 distribution for submitted packets include: 5/5 Lit 5/5 History 5/5 Sci 3/3 Fine Art 3/3 RMP 1/1 Ge...
by MathMusic
Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12
Replies: 22
Views: 3292

Re: BARGE at Buffalo - 1/21/12

See above for a slight edit in fee structure, namely the addition of a distance discount which was somehow overlooked in the initial post.
by MathMusic
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bull Bowl in Buffalo - November 12, 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 4135

Re: Bull Bowl in Buffalo - November 12, 2011

Bull Bowl turned out well. Nichols A won with a 10-1 record, finishing first out of eight teams. Congrats! Also, Amherst A came in second place with an 8-3 record, with both teams qualifying to HSNCT. Things went surprising well for an inaugural turnament, everyone had a good time, and there were no...
by MathMusic
Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 36044

Re: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)

Ondes Martenot wrote:I should note that if a northeast mirror materializes, I will probably attend that instead.
There will be a mirror in Buffalo, you're welcome to come even if it is a bit of a drive.
by MathMusic
Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 10847

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

I definately learned of Graham's law of effusion in Chemistry class, but I see how it belongs, since Graham's law of effusion resulted from his work on diffusion of gases. Above all else, its still a vague clue.
by MathMusic
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 10847

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

One more error to note. The glucose tossup was rather well written, although in the giveaway clue the chemical formula is listed as C6H6 instead of C6H12O6.
by MathMusic
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI General Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 5757

Re: General Thoughts

All in all, I thought the set was very well balanced and accessable for all teams. Great job guys. I also thought that the Classical Music (one of my main subjects) was especially well done. Questions like "Name that instrument in all these pieces" aren't seen as much as "Name that obscure 20th cent...