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by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Fall @ UCLA (November 3, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 803

2018 ACF Fall @ UCLA (November 3, 2018)

I am pleased to announce the Southern California site of ACF Fall 2018, to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles on Saturday, November 3, 2018 . Location and Schedule: The tournament will be held on November 3 in Haines Hall . It will begin at 9:00 AM PDT , and teams should arrive bet...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 7793

Re: Best Film Player

Last year I read multiple packets of the 2012 Cheyne Film Tournament to Anderson Roloff, who first-lined a bunch of tossups, although I have beaten him to Fellini whom he hates, so he's probably slightly more of a Hollywood player than a European art film player, I could be wrong here.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

Re: NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)

Congratulations to UC San Diego A for winning Division I, and to UC San Diego C for winning Division II! Results are on NAQT and on the database.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1285

NAQT SCT at UCLA (2/3/18)

UCLA Quizbowl is pleased to announce that the southern California site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament will take place on February 3, 2018. Location: This tournament will take place at UCLA. Details of which building we will use will be announced closer to the date of the tournament. F...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 13452

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I wrote a 20-tossup anime packet called JAP last year but couldn't finish it in time for Festivus, so I read it to my teammates. For this Festivus, I'll read that and another 10-tossup packet called WEEB on recent anime (fall 2016 and later) and other otaku culture related topics that I wrote this l...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Tue May 09, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 12074

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

Notes on Carthage tossup: It's not really the literal city border but the territorial border since Cyrene is where modern-day Benghazi is and the Arch of the Philanei is on the coast of the Gulf of Sirte. Buzzed off Byrsa from Aeneid knowledge, a bit stockish but a fine clue in power. Might need to ...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun May 07, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)

After 10 rounds, UCLA cleared the field, and Westview got second. Top four individuals are Hidehiro Anto, Jason Cheng, Rahul Keyal, and Matt Forster. Thanks to Derek Chang, Yu Hong Hwang, Dominic Reiss, Anderson Roloff, and Aurko Sen for staffing, and stats are here.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 19165

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

I will probably not be at HSNCT but is a trilby ok
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1158

Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ UCLA (05/06/17)

UCLA is hosting EMT on Saturday, May 6, 2017. If you have any questions, please email me at quizbowl@ucla.edu. Register by emailing the aforementioned address with the necessary details. In particular, please note the following: Eligibility: Only undergraduate and high school students can play this ...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Certamen
Replies: 11
Views: 3351

Re: Certamen

As someone who has played certamen throughout middle and high school and played all levels from regionals to nationals, I have had writing a pyramidal certamen set and lobbying for format reform on my mind for several years. I would also be interested in either writing or playing for such an event.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 13218

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote:Out of curiosity - who moderated this tournament? Was it current UCLA students, non-students, or a mix?
All the moderators were UCLA students.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 13218

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

As the TD of the tournament, I'd like to give my recollection of this incident, mostly pertaining to Will. November 14 (5 days before the tournament): UCSD had already signed up 3 teams. Will Alston messages me on Facebook, asking how many rounds there will be, and expresses his wish to "get a lot o...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)

Statistics are up. Isaac Biggerstaff was the top scorer, followed by Aseem Keyal, Will Overman, and Eric Chen. If you are one of the aforementioned people and did not get an individual book prize and would like to get one, please message me.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sat Nov 19, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)

After a full round robin prelim and a bracketed playoffs, Berkeley cleared the field 10-0. UCSD A came in second with 8-2. Stats will come tonight or tomorrow morning. Thanks to everyone who came out to play, and especially to our staffers: Yu Hong Hwang, Dominic Reiss, and Anderson Roloff.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Terrapin XXIX @ UCLA (11/19/16)

UCLA is hosting Terrapin XXIX on Saturday, November 19, 2016. If you have any questions, please email me at quizbowl@ucla.edu. Register by emailing the aforementioned address with the necessary details. Location: TBD Pricing structure: Base fee: $120 per team Buzzer systems: -$5 each, no maximum Sta...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM @ UCLA (04/23/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 2410

MYSTERIUM @ UCLA (04/23/16)

UCLA is hosting MYSTERIUM on Saturday, April 23, 2016. If you have any questions, please email me at quizbowl@ucla.edu. Register by communicating with me over Facebook or any other medium or by emailing the aforementioned address with the necessary details. Location: Haines Hall. HQ is in Room A6. P...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

Re: TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]

Congratulations to Trashed Pelicans for winning the tournament! Because the tournament was a Platinum Qualifier Event for PACE, TP also gained a spot for the 2016 NSC. Full stats are here.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT
Replies: 58
Views: 15722

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2016 Division I SCT

I thought that the Dennett bonus was completely 30'able with pure title-author binary association.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

TWAIN XIV @ UCLA (02/14/16) [Maryland Fall]

The UCLA College Bowl Club is pleased to announce TWAIN XIV: Lupercalia. DATE: The tournament will be held on Sunday, February 14, 2016. PARKING: Parking is $12 at various structures throughout the UCLA campus. More parking information here . We recommend Parking Structure 5. VENUE: Haines Hall. All...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 7800

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

Regarding the Armenian clue in the Ancient Greek tossup, my knowledge is rusty regarding whether it's talking about aorist or imperfect or present perfect or pluperfect or whatever, but I'm taking a course on the history of Ancient Greece this quarter and my professor mentioned that Armenian was the...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 8349

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

These aren't errata but: The unit normal distribution has density at zero equal to one over the square root of this quantity. At game speed, I couldn't process this statement and instead buzzed on the sine and cosine clue; I also think that the statement could be interpreted as "The density equals z...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice @ UCLA (10/31/15)
Replies: 0
Views: 2152

VCU Novice @ UCLA (10/31/15)

UCLA is proud to announce that we will be holding a mirror of VCU Novice on Saturday, October 31st, as a starter tournament for new players to cut their teeth on before the main collegiate circuit begins in earnest. The full announcement can be found here . Tournament scheduling will depend on the n...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 2381

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

In packet 1, Mathew Brady should only have one t, and his middle name is apparently just B.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 16471

Re: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

My regular US History class oddly focused more on Taney's Supreme Court cases that were not Dred Scott rather than Dred Scott, mostly focusing on how Taney differed from Marshall in regards to contract law, so it does vary.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to become a good theoretical math player?
Replies: 29
Views: 7418

Re: How to become a good theoretical math player?

I think that Shurman's notes is a good introduction to multivariable calculus. It's available for free here.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 19988

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

For those not at the award ceremony, who were the recipients of the awards?
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3941

Re: How do you describe quizbowl to someone unfamiliar with

Quizbowl is an academic competition format pitting one team of up to four players against another team of up to four players. While a question describing a certain event, person, phenomenon, or entity is being read, the players individually compete to see who can buzz in first with the correct answ...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Wed May 06, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 7070

Re: Postseason Poll

Do the lack of lows for some teams mean that some voters didn't put the team on their ballots?
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Wed May 06, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 28th annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA - 11/21/15
Replies: 4
Views: 2559

Re: 28th annual BISB - Brookwood H.S., Snellville, GA - 11/2

Just curious, how is the prelim distribution going to differ from that of the playoffs?
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 1294

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion

For the conjugation tossup, I said hyperconjugation and was deemed wrong. I protested this but the score rendered it moot, and to my knowledge it should've been accepted.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta
Replies: 18
Views: 12325

Re: 2015 NAQT SSNCT: April 25-26, Atlanta

Here are my predictions:
1) Harmony
2) Hallsville
3) Glasgow
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sat Apr 11, 2015 5:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on NHBB & IHBB Question Writing
Replies: 22
Views: 8653

Re: Thoughts on NHBB & IHBB Question Writing

I would like to add that giving sole control of the stockpile to Bob Borders is a dumb idea.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 2232

Re: Errata

Hidehiro Anto wrote:The Nepal bonus in round 2 did not tell the moderator to not reveal the full answer to the first part, so the second part was rather easy.
Ditto for the Ludwig II of Bavaria/Bavaria/Neuschwanstein Castle bonus in round 1.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 15940

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Peter is already wrong: I have not just one, but TWO teammates.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 2232

Re: Errata

The Nepal bonus in round 2 did not tell the moderator to not reveal the full answer to the first part, so the second part was rather easy.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hawaii Quiz Bowl
Replies: 9
Views: 3792

Re: Hawaii Quiz Bowl

Er, why did the Iolani teams do a two game final instead of a one game final? It doesn't seem like Iolani A had any particular advantage over Iolani B in win-loss record. EDIT: Actually, Punahou had the same prelim record, why wasn't this circle of death resolved the usual way of 2 vs 3 and winner p...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 3551

Re: Specific question discussion

The Redfield ratio in the nitrogen leadin should be fixed to "106 to 16 to 1." It was really confusing when it was read in our room.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT
Replies: 12
Views: 2821

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT

The Nyx tossup claimed that she and her sister produced Hemera, and I was like, Erebus is a woman? Luckily I didn't neg with Erebus because the tossup asked for the counterpart to Hemera. The tossup on ivory is somewhat ambiguous because in the Aeneid, one door of the portal was made out of ivory wh...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 90459

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

I recently discovered that you can use the study function on mobile by going to http://quinterest.org/study.php#desktop.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) V
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) V

This is on the same day as Truman Bowl.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Central Oklahoma 2/7/15
Replies: 10
Views: 3869

Re: NAQT SCT at Central Oklahoma 2/7/15

Also, what's up with East Central B's stats? They seem a little bit wonky, with one round of 46.67 ppb while other rounds had no powers or gets but a positive number of bonus points.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT

Whoops, it seems like I negged the railroad tossup with tennis court on Infinite Jest. I remember there was a tossup with a clue mentioning Daumier though, could I see that?
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT
Replies: 18
Views: 3206

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT

Could I see the art tossup on railroads? I said carriage at the Daumier clue and was promptly negged. Could I see the bonus on alcohol/Markovnikov/primary? After we answered the bonus, our opponents noted that the third part referred to the order of nucleotides as the primary structure of proteins. ...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 21800

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Look no further than the Stanford Regionals site for an example of this; there were 6 UG teams at the tournament, allowing a UG title to be awarded and thus a bid to Nationals on that basis, but 4 of those teams were HS teams. Just to clarify, D2 teams count as UG, and there were 4 D2 teams at Stan...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Thu Jan 29, 2015 4:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 21800

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Regarding UG and D2 eligibility, nothing really changes other than: 1) Trophies and titles 2) UG qualification to ACF Nationals D2, UG, and graduate students can and will still all play the same ACF Fall, Regionals, and Nationals in the same combined field, so in terms of gameplay, nothing is change...
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science
Replies: 13
Views: 3117

Re: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science

I believe the tossup on momentum had a clue about c being raised to the three-halves power in the Planck momentum. I can't think of an actual importance of knowing that fact, and it just seems like rote memorization to me.
by Cold Stone Steve Austin
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGED - SoCal DEES Mirror (Open) - Jan. 11 @ UCLA
Replies: 18
Views: 7778

Re: DATE CHANGED - SoCal DEES Mirror (Open) - Jan. 11 @ UCLA

Congratulations to Team LaRancho Jolla for clearing the field at the UCLA site of DEES, and to Caltech A for getting second place! Kion You of LaRancho Jolla was the top individual, followed by Sonny Vo from ASU and Eric Bobrow from Caltech A. I'd like to thank the staffers at the tournament: Craig ...