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by Beevor Feevor
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 13606

Re: Player Poll 2019

I've got a few non-teammate shills for the thread if my opinion's relevant at all to sway some people: Robert Chu is a fantastic, deep player who unfortunately didn't get the chance to shine at Nats this year. He consistently obliterated Regs-level questions on the 1st or 2nd line in a pretty wide v...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 11620

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Is the set now clear? Were the Wright State and Discord (closed) mirrors the last ones?
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: DATE MOVED Virginia NAQT States at UVa, April 13, 2019 - DII SCT
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: DATE MOVED Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

As an unfortunate side consequence of us having to move the tournament, I will no longer be able to coordinate NASAT tryouts for Team Virginia, since I will be competing at either D-I ICT or ACF Nationals. Interested individuals should send their information to Reese Fulgenzi at rff3xp@virginia.edu ...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Harder Questions in the Finals?
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

Re: Harder Questions in the Finals?

I'm against making the questions harder in the finals, but I'm perfectly fine with shifting some of the harder answerlines in the set to later packets, and we should make sure we're distinguishing between the two when we talk about it. Could you clarify this distinction? I think I understand what y...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: DATE MOVED Virginia NAQT States at UVa, April 13, 2019 - DII SCT
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

We will be running NASAT tryouts for Team(s) Virginia after the tournament using Terrapin XXX. We will be charging $10 a player for trying out, all of which will be sent to the UMD team as mirror fees for individual players. Category buzzes will be taken into account, and a final decision on team co...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: DATE MOVED Virginia NAQT States at UVa, April 13, 2019 - DII SCT
Replies: 6
Views: 2971

Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

ansonberns wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:53 am
Are out of state teams permitted to compete at this tournament?
They historically have been.
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 11620

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Any update on the date of the UNC mirror mentioned in the original post? That's the same day as Terrapin up at Maryland, which the Virginia team would likely attend instead of Spartan given likely field size differences.
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 3583

What Constitutes Good Moderating

Many of us who browse these forums have probably heard dozens of different Quizbowl moderators over the course of their careers. I'm sure there's been significant variation in speed, quality, pronunciation accuracy, idiosyncrasies, what have you. I've quite enjoyed seeing how different individuals r...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 27637

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Has there been a decision made on whether a southern mid-Atlantic site will exist? I'd prefer to have a JHU site for convenience, given that JHU requires a hotel on our part already, but UVA will travel if necessary for Yale. Are you asking if the JHU mirror is confirmed? It is. I am indeed. Phenom...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 27637

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Has there been a decision made on whether a southern mid-Atlantic site will exist? I'd prefer to have a JHU site for convenience, given that JHU requires a hotel on our part already, but UVA will travel if necessary for Yale.
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ Johns Hopkins (11/10/2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 3635

Re: Sun God @ Johns Hopkins (11/10/2018)

Could we get a field update?
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one
Replies: 6
Views: 3093

Re: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one

There are tons of historical threads on the forums about getting your team from mediocre to contender. Obviously none of them offer quick-fixes, but the collective wisdom of those threads can be mined pretty quickly by going into either this section, the New High School Teams section, or the Best of...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Atlanta-area Summer Practices?
Replies: 3
Views: 1657

Atlanta-area Summer Practices?

Has anyone expressed interest in holding Atlanta-area summer practices? I'll be staying in Georgia Tech apartment housing for the summer while working an internship and would love to join up with anyone who's willing/has a buzzer for weekly practices in the area.
by Beevor Feevor
Sun May 20, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO IV: The Migration 6/30/18
Replies: 14
Views: 5380

Re: SuMO IV: The Migration 6/30/18

Not sure if this is mentioned anywhere, but are individuals allowed to sign up for this? I'm open to finding teammates, as I'm planning on driving up to this from my internship in Atlanta this summer, but I don't know anyone in the area to play with me. Alternatively, if anyone wants to pair up with...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

The results are in for the Virginia NASAT 2018 tryouts. The selected teams are listed below: A-team: Fred Zhang, James Kuang, Justin Young, Kevin Wang B-team: Jacob Augelli, Kelin Carpenter, Benjamin Xu, Sohom Patel C-team: John Brown, Julia Zhou, Catherine Qian, William Wang, Dan Ni, Prithvi Nathan...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

Is there a field for this? 11 people are currently signed up on the Google Form, all of whom are planning on attending the tryouts in person. The field is as follows: Julia Zhou Fred Zhang Benjamin Xu Kelin Carpenter James Kuang Jacob Augelli Kevin Wang Justin Young Prithvi Nathan Sohom Paul Cather...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

kiwikoalabear wrote:Will the tryouts use a modified power / neg system? How exactly will scoring work?
Powers will be adjusted accordingly from the unnamed base set to account for its higher level of difficulty, and to reward deep knowledge. Negs will remain in place.
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

Just created the Google Form! Please fill this out even if you are planning on attending the tryout.

Looking forward to seeing your responses soon, and to conducting the tryout at NAQT States on the 31st!
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

After looking through some of the other proposed solutions to the NASAT tryout problem, my inclinations are to go with the 5 subject split, where we run 5 quick tryouts on 5 different categories in a row after NAQT States and tabulate points afterwards. The 5 categories used by most other states see...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

It looks like there's a pretty healthy amount of interest for this tournament after all! If everyone's alright with UVA hosting tryouts at NAQT States this year, I'll gladly think about some equitable ways to decide the NASAT team and post back in this thread when I've come up with some potential so...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Virginia NASAT 2018?
Replies: 27
Views: 5859

Re: Virginia NASAT 2018?

I don't remember the last time VA did tryouts like some other states do. Would it be worth doing those this year like @ NAQT states or something? I used to run tryouts at NAQT States whenever I could! The problem was that normally, only a few people would show up. I'd be glad to run them at NAQT St...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XX (11/11/17, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 1
Views: 3339

Re: Cavalier Classic XX (11/11/17, Charlottesville, VA)

This tournament ran, and ran pretty successfully! Sally Hemmings A defeated Sally Hemmings B in a one-game final to take the tournament undefeated. Overall stats for the tournament can be found here . Thank you all for attending! As the final official UVA tournament that I will direct as President, ...
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 EFT at Virginia (10/14/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

Re: 2017 EFT at Virginia (10/14/17)

This tournament occurred! Stats for it can be found at this link , and will be cleaned up so that playoffs reflect brackets soon. We'll also be looking to post combined stats within the next couple of days. Penn A cleared the field by two games to take the tournament outright. Duke and Johns Hopkins...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VTACO Collegiate Novice @ Virginia Tech (CANCELLED)
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: VTACO Collegiate Novice @ Virginia Tech (10/7/17)

Gonna bump this again. If this tournament isn't happening, I'd love to update my team as soon as possible.
by Beevor Feevor
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VTACO Collegiate Novice @ Virginia Tech (CANCELLED)
Replies: 7
Views: 2381

Re: VTACO Collegiate Novice @ Virginia Tech (10/7/17)

Hey, could we get another field update here? We've got to figure out logistics for this soon and we would like to not just play our own team and one W&L team!
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 EFT at Virginia (10/14/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

Re: 2017 EFT at Virginia (10/14/17)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Bump...can we get a field update?
Field is updated below the announcement. Email will be going out to all local teams tomorrow to solicit more registrations, but keep them coming for the time being!
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 EFT at Virginia (10/14/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2906

2017 EFT at Virginia (10/14/17)

The University of Virginia Academic Competition Club is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2017 edition of the Early Fall Tournament , head-edited by Will Alston, on Saturday, October 14th . This tournament will be capped at 24 teams. To register, email me at exx8f@virginia.edu with the...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XX (11/11/17, Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 1
Views: 3339

Cavalier Classic XX (11/11/17, Charlottesville, VA)

The Academic Competition Club at UVA will be hosting our annual fall tournament, the Cavalier Classic, on November 11th, 2017 using NAQT IS-170. We will not be using computational math tossups nor bonuses at this event. Location : This tournament will be held in New Cabell Hall. Registration will ta...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 6189

Re: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event

Update: due to some personal health issues, we actually will not be able to complete The Modern Age for the 2nd Summer Open. Nevertheless, it was amazing to see everyone's positive responses to the concept of the tournament, and we'll be looking to potentially bring it back at a later date. Thank yo...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 6189

Re: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event

What's the status of this tournament (i.e. will it be complete and how many packets will there be?) (I am simply asking to determine logistics for the summer opens; I do not mean to insinuate that it's not completed) Sorry for the late update to this post; I have been studying abroad since late-May...
by Beevor Feevor
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

After some negotiations with room reservation people, we've decided that it would be more financially feasible for the UVA program to export hosting responsibilities for the Virginia Summer Open to VCU. We'll most likely be working out some kind of full-time staffing arrangement with them in the nex...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 22487

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Rococo A Go Go wrote:
AKKOLADE wrote:
Beevor Feevor wrote:Spring 2018
January 18th: ACF Regionals
That's a Thursday; do you mean the 20th?

Edit: the Penn Bowl date is a Tuesday.
Quizbowl is on weekdays now.
My bad, y'all. As you can clearly see, I moved things a date in the wrong direction to account for new years; my mistake!
by Beevor Feevor
Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 29542

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

UVA would like to claim November 11th (a Saturday) for Cavalier Classic this year. Shouldn't be any conflicts with either Model UN or football this year!
by Beevor Feevor
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Any chance that the poll results--and thus the slate of events for this weekend--could be announced soon? Thanks. This is a good point, and I shall do so right now. We ended up having 35 respondents, which is about the number of people that I think could conceivably make it out to this event. Out o...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed May 31, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Sorry for not being completely on top of this; I'm currently studying abroad until July 10th and have been more preoccupied with being a tourist than being a Quizbowler. Linked here should be the Google Form that I have set up with the 3 NASAT options listed above, as well as a more user-friendly fo...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

By ACRONYM, do we mean ACRONYM or Super ACRONYM? I feel like a lot of people will have already played ACRONYM, right? CCCT, Crime, UConn, and HSNCT especially. Edit: I see that the link goes to Super ACRONYM, it just says "ACRONYM," my bad. I'll admit that I didn't know that those were two separate...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 18, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:Don't mean to sound like a broken record (pun intended!), but could we add the Chuck Berry rock tournament to the list of possible tournaments spreadsheet so we can gauge interest on that?
Pun appreciated, and tournament added! Sorry for not getting to it earlier.
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 29906

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Sorry to necro a thread for a tournament that's long-since been done, and I recognize that what I'm about to say isn't directly relevant to this tournament, but I had a question about ACF Nationals 2016 and I couldn't post in the old thread (since it's now locked). Looking over Virginia's performan...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 18, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 29906

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Sorry to necro a thread for a tournament that's long-since been done, and I recognize that what I'm about to say isn't directly relevant to this tournament, but I had a question about ACF Nationals 2016 and I couldn't post in the old thread (since it's now locked). Looking over Virginia's performanc...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Different types of clues in the same tossup?
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Different types of clues in the same tossup?

So I was looking through 2016 ACF Nationals and found this nice tossup on Mozart's piano concertos from the Penn and Oklahoma packet, which I have copied and pasted below. 6. Composer and genre required. These pieces are said to employ the "principle of open ends," or the "principle of jig-saw," in ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue May 16, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Also, could you add Thought Monstro, Stock Clues, The Celebs, OCTAVIAN, and whatever else to that sheet, just so we can try to gauge interest in the whole slate of potential events? Obviously, it's all too much, but I figure the more data you have the better, and it might come in handy for figuring...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue May 16, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Naveed Bork If there's already a huge glut of side events and we're going to limit ourselves to just ~3, why use one of those slots on something that a non-zero fraction of the field will have already heard at CO? On first glance, I suggested it because it looked like it had relatively more people ...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue May 16, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Me, Lawrence, and Vasa are looking for someone to play with who knows lit and science! Because Jack has written part of NASAT, he is ineligible to play with us. Message me if you're at all interested; we're a pretty nice crowd. As far as side events go, I think we're pretty locked-in to doing at lea...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon May 15, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 13839

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

I'm (tentatively) expected to move to Charlottesville for my job from October through April or so. Virginia Ruiz would be with me, of course. I reckon we'd be able to staff things at UVA or VCU or wherever nearby on weekends that we have open. For the next two years, I'll be living, teaching, and (...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 11, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

So in case this wasn't clear, the NASAT mirror will be played by pre-assembled teams and not by doing any kind of draft on the day of the tournament. Consequently, anyone wishing to formally submit a team to play should email me at exx8f@virginia.edu about registering. I'll most likely accept every ...
by Beevor Feevor
Thu May 11, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

Given the tremendous amount of side events that are currently being written for the 2nd summer open, I'm amenable to the idea of running a few larger ones during the day on Sunday in a more structured way (The Modern Age, two other ones that are popular) while running the rest as shoot-outs on Satur...
by Beevor Feevor
Wed May 10, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event
Replies: 13
Views: 6189

Re: The Modern Age - A Lit/VisArts Side Event

So after some internal discussion, we've decided to create a more definite answerline difficulty distribution. Said answerline distribution will be as follows: 4 CO-level / Nats+ answerlines 4 Nats- / Nats answerlines 6 Regs-level answerlines 6 Fall-level answerlines Anyone interested in mirroring t...
by Beevor Feevor
Tue May 09, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

So given the disparate interests at play here, I think the safest thing for us to do is to mirror both NASAT on Saturday and then proceed to do a side-event day on Sunday. I'm still trying to lock down which of two possible venues would be best for us to do, but I think that we can handle at least a...
by Beevor Feevor
Mon May 08, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 20216

Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

After meeting with the room reservation people at the University of Virginia, I am pleased to announce that we should be able to accommodate a summer open tournament on August 5th and August 6th, which are a Saturday and Sunday respectively. After polling those interested in attending, we will be ho...