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by Off To See The Lizard
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Something I just remembered -- may I see the tossup on "Caliban"? I was very happy to hear it (and asking about Caliban from adaptations of The Tempest was a brilliant idea), but I think I remember it describing him as the last character to speak in The Sea and the Mirror by W. H. Auden. If so, tha...
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Did the "gullah" tossup refer to Daughters of the Dust as a documentary? That'd be wrong - it's definitely a fictional film. I may have misheard the moderator, though... Packet 2 Question 20: Joseph Opala noted similarities between rice dishes prepared by people of this ethnicity and inhabitants of...
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 999

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on "ports?" I misinterpreted it the way I heard it as referring to Kingston and got really confused, and am not sure if that should be on me, the moderator, or the packet. Packet 1 Question 3: In a city named for one of these places, an attempt by police to crack down on Carniv...
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature at ICT
Replies: 33
Views: 9450

Re: Historature at ICT

If you let us use your buzzer and you didn’t pick it up, they’re in Logan. Pick them up from there.
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4919

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I'd like to see the superfluid tossup. It was buzzed on really early in my room and I wanted to see the first few clues again. Thanks.
by Off To See The Lizard
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

Thank you to everyone who came out today. Yale cleared the field to win the tournament, with Amherst and Company coming in second.

Stats for All Games are now posted on the database. Let me know if you need us to make any corrections.
by Off To See The Lizard
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

I’ve sent out a preliminary logistics email to all registered teams. Please let me know if you didn’t receive it.
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

I’ll be closing registration for this tournament tomorrow night. If you want to register and haven’t yet, please email me soon.
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Re: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

Field (Teams/Buzzer/Staff):
NYU Alums (1/0/0)
MIT (2/1/0)
Rutgers (1/0/0)
RPI (1/1/0)
Yale (1/1/0)
Harvard (1/1/0)
Team "Buntechegg" (1/1/0)
Sid + Rice Alumni (1/0/0)
Columbia (1/2/0)
Amherst and Company (1/0/0)
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 19092

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:For the record, I am not at all averse to the idea of a single regional mirror being in New York - I'd happily travel to that! New York is a far better city than DC anyway.
That would be extraordinarily unfair to UMD. Let's not throw that idea out there.
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4107

Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)

The New York University Quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) on Saturday, March 3rd. The difficulty of this tournament is Nationals-minus and it is Open to all teams. The tournament will take place at NYU’s Global Center for Acad...
by Off To See The Lizard
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 19092

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

t-bar wrote:Is there a date set for the NYU site?
Still in the process of booking rooms and we’ll post an announcement when we’re more certain but it looks like it will most likely be March 3rd.
by Off To See The Lizard
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 4304

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Can i see the bojack bonus being talked about in the other thread?
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II at Princeton - Nov. 18
Replies: 23
Views: 6314

Re: WAO II at Princeton - Nov. 18

sbraunfeld wrote:I like movies. Would other people be interested in playing BUMPY?

quite a few NYU members would definitely be interested
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2716

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Can I see the tossup on phonons? I wanted to see what made the first clue phonons and not superfluids. Thanks! If I remember correctly, the first line refereed to packets of phonons [these things] being exchanged, resulting in second sound (a phenomenon that can happen in some solids as well as sup...
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1230

Re: PB 2017: General Discussion

I enjoyed this tournament and thought the questions were very well written. Lots of props to the writers for doing a good job and thanks to Penn for having a 13 round day run so smoothly.

As an aside, was I the only person who thought that there were very few architecture questions in this set?
by Off To See The Lizard
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 5884

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

Alec and I are both dropping from the field so there's room for two other people on Daniel's team now.
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3214

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

We're in 309 today
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 25009

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

I can't tell if this is just happening for me, but the livestream has been stuck on the same game between chattahoochee and westview for the past 30 minutes now.
by Off To See The Lizard
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2168

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Can i see the glycerol tossup? I wanted to re-read the arachidonic acid clue because I mixed up stuff in my head.
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel
Replies: 63
Views: 17294

Re: The ol' Nationals Cracker Barrel

NYU is willing to take bribes to perform as badly as you want us to.
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 813

Re: Specific Question Discussion

The first clue in the Hannukah tossup is not exclusive. Grandpa Boris also tells the story of Passover in an episode of Rugrats. It led to a neg in my room at least.
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11339

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

We played this as a shootout on the tossups only at the NYU site of OAT and it was a ton of fun. Thanks for writing such an excellent set. Scores for our site were: Max Smiley: 375 Harrison Whitaker: 365 Alec Vulfson: 200 Eric Mukherjee: 170 Sam Braunfeld: 150 Paul Lee: 70 Jerry Vinokurov: 40 (left ...
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3305

Re: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17

Peter is correct, WAO Fantastic Baby cleared the field to win the tournament. The team of Richard Yu, Jerry Vinokurov, Chris White and Jon Pinyan came in second. Thanks to everyone who came out to play and a special thanks to York Chen and Peter Jiang for helping staff. Richard Yu also deserves a lo...
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17
Replies: 10
Views: 3305

Re: Oxford Open mirror at NYU 03/25/17

I will send out an email either later tonight or tomorrow with details about when to be here, where the tournament will be held, etc.
by Off To See The Lizard
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 11329

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17

Any chance there could be a Skype mirror of this?
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu Oct 06, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

They will be updated soon, midterms have kept us busy.
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Oct 02, 2016 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

This tournament happened, Columbia Hamilton came back to win both games of an advantaged final against Yale A (who had the advantage). Stats are now up. What happened to the MATH bracket after prelims? I was told there was some screwup involving teams leaving Also when will stats be available? So wh...
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

We are going to go ahead and close the field at 22 teams. I will send out an email tonight with reminders for the day of the tournament.

Teams that are registered, please let me know ASAP if you are planning on dropping. We need to make sure that we can adjust the schedule accordingly.
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

The field is already more than half full so get your registrations in as soon as possible!
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

Current Field [Teams/Buzzers/Moderators] Brown University [1/0/0] University of Vermont [1/0/0] Harvard University [2/4/0] Princeton University [2/0/0] Yale University [3/1/0] Columbia University [9/3/0] Amherst University [1/0/0] Rutgers University [2/0/0] University of Pennsylvania [1/1/0] Total ...
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6618

Early Fall Tournament @ NYU (October 1st, 2016)

The New York University Quizbowl team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of the Early Fall Tournament on Saturday, October 1st . We apologize for the extremely late announcement. We ran into some unexpected difficulties while trying to secure the rooms with our administration, b...
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 7605

Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

We ran a shootout of this at the NYC mirror on the Bailey, Nediger, Grames, Cheyne, Casalaspi and Magin packets. Stats: Kevin Koai: 95 points John Lawrence: 415 points Max Schindler: 150 points Marianna Zhang: 25 points (left after three packets) Sasha Daich: 35 points Alec Vulfson: 175 points Thoma...
by Off To See The Lizard
Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: Summer Skype Practices

Cheynem wrote:Would there be any interest in a Skype mirror of NASAT (for those who are not playing one of the in person mirrors)?
Is the only mirror in St Louis? If so, I'm interested in a Skype mirror
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD/VA/DC Area Discussion 2015-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3053

Re: MD/VA/DC Area Discussion 2015-2016

Walter Johnson (HSNCT: 144; PACE: N/A) Although I think I heard that they might be having some trouble with their coach for next year. Last I talked to him, Mr. Safford said that he wanted to stop being the advisor for the Quizbowl club at WJ next year because of other duties, time commitments and ...
by Off To See The Lizard
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Side Event 2015
Replies: 20
Views: 5549

Re: Science Side Event 2015

New writer, would love to help edit and write
by Off To See The Lizard
Wed Mar 04, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Spring Tournament – Silver Spring, MD, 03/21/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8106

Re: Blair Spring Tournament – Silver Spring, MD, 03/21/2014

40th Day after death wrote:I will be in town and would love to help out with this
Ditto
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 18049

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

Does the Penn State mirror have a date yet? Not sure; I'll follow up with them. I'll also have some more mirror info added to the OP shortly--there are plenty of regions left open though, so please contact me if you're interested in hosting! Any news on this? Also is there a possibility of another ...
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu May 29, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Real
Replies: 31
Views: 6432

Re: Wodern Morld - A Real Replacement Side Event That is Rea

If WTTE were to be run here, would high schoolers be allowed to play?
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue May 27, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 43044

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:
Einhard wrote:Were there any recorded games at NSC and will they be released somewhere soon?
Jerry Vinokurov videotaped the finals and perhaps the All Star Game; I'm not sure how long it will be before he has an opportunity to post those.
I think he also recorded the third place game.
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon May 26, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 72792

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Blair also placed in the top half by finishing 27th, just behind RM A, and ahead of GDS. The real impressive thing is that of these teams, as far as I'm aware, only WJ, OM, and Cave Spring graduate significant scoring, which bodes very well for a highly competitive 2014-15 season! Whoops! Yeah I co...
by Off To See The Lizard
Mon May 26, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 72792

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

So the DC-Metro area was extremely successful this past weekend. Quick Rundown: I counted 22 DC-Metro area teams that attended NSC. Of those 22 teams that attended: - 11 teams placed in the top half of the field (WA, WC A, WJ, MW A, Centennial, RM A, Blair, GDS, OM, Cave Spring, WC B) - 2 teams in t...
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue May 06, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 3372

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Could I please see the following tossups:

Predation
Solvents
Hydrogen
Ravel (this may have been a bonus?)
Donizetti
by Off To See The Lizard
Tue May 06, 2014 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 2134

Re: General Discussion

I enjoyed this set. I thought it was very well written and the answerlines were good and unique. I agree with Reese that the set may have overshot its targeted difficulty and that might be reflected by the PPB across the brackets, but i don't think that detracted too much from many people's experien...
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu May 01, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 15210

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I'll be at NYU next year, hopefully continuing to play quizbowl.
by Off To See The Lizard
Thu May 01, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014
Replies: 25
Views: 9187

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014

Dan we'll have a buzzer
by Off To See The Lizard
Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT at Longfellow MS, Falls Church VA (w/ TJHSST)-04/05/14
Replies: 21
Views: 6087

Re: TJIAT at Longfellow MS, Falls Church VA (w/ TJHSST)-04/0

B-Rob and Hemingway- showing the way wrote:Why is GDS credited with two consecutive wins over Gonzaga? You should fix that.
They played a tiebreaker on a half packet.

Charter A went undefeated and beat WJ in an advantaged final to take first place. GDS took third. Thanks TJ for running a fun tournament
by Off To See The Lizard
Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2277

Re: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion

The Nathaniel Hawthorne bonus mentioned that he wrote Scarlet Letter in a clue for the second part and then asked about it as a third part answer. That's the most egregious error that comes to mind at the moment.