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by Schroeder
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)

Here they are! Sorry for the delay.. unfortunately we lost the scoresheets for one room. If anyone has anything that can help fill in some of the blanks, please let me know!
by Schroeder
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Re: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)

tentative field cap: 12 for each event NASAT Davis HS Saratoga Hey, do you want to join our new Blockchain, Big Data, machine learning, AI, Bitcoin, TensorFlow, NLP, deep learning startup? It's like Uber, but for quizbowl. I can handle the business side. Raynell et al. A Very Old Team with Enormous ...
by Schroeder
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 2487

Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)

Stanford will be hosting the Bay Area’s annual Weekend of Quiz Bowl this year on the weekend of August 4–5. The schedule will be as follows: Saturday, August 4 : NASAT OCTAVIAN and Imaginary Landscape (concurrently) Sunday, August 5 : CO Trash WORLDSTAR The Human Use of Human Beings All events for t...
by Schroeder
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 7120

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

Mike Bentley wrote:Any chance for a California version of this?
We'll be having a weekend of quiz bowl most likely the weekend of August 4 in the Bay Area. We'll announce that once we figure out where we can host that. In the meantime, there's a poll up on the Northern California facebook group for side events.
by Schroeder
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EMT at Berkeley (04/29/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

Re: EMT at Berkeley (04/29/2017)

Field:
Bellarmine (1)
Berkeley (5)
Chicago (2)
(UC) Davis (1)
Diablo Valley (1)
Homestead (1)
Sacramento City (1)

total: 12
(field closed)
by Schroeder
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EMT at Berkeley (04/29/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1626

EMT at Berkeley (04/29/2017)

UC Berkeley will be hosting the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament this year on Saturday, April 29, 2017, our traditional date for MUT. This is a regular-minus difficulty tournament, and it will be open for anyone who has not yet received their bachelor’s degree (including high schoolers). More informat...
by Schroeder
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Invitational (San Jose, CA, 03/26/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Bellarmine Invitational (San Jose, CA, 03/26/2017)

Congratulations to Bellarmine A and Bellarmine C for winning varsity and JV divisions of Bellarmine Invitational 2017!

stats: varsity, JV
by Schroeder
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Invitational (San Jose, CA, 03/26/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Bellarmine Invitational (San Jose, CA, 03/26/2017)

current field: Varsity (12) Amador Valley Bellarmine (2) Challenger-Ardenwood Escobar (2) Harker Homestead (2) Pi-oneers Monta Vista Valley Christian JV (22) Bellarmine Branham Dublin Evergreen Fallon (3) Fremont HIGS (2) Hillsdale Hopkinz Kennedy Los Altos Monta Vista Piedmont Hills Saint Francis S...
by Schroeder
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Invitational (San Jose, CA, 03/26/2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Bellarmine Invitational (San Jose, CA, 03/26/2017)

Bellarmine will be running our annual tournament on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. This year, we will have both a varsity division and as well as a JV division, as opposed to running an all-novice tournament as in previous years. We will be using NA...
by Schroeder
Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Northern California at Berkeley (11/05/2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1324

2016 ACF Fall Northern California at Berkeley (11/05/2016)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Northern California site of ACF Fall 2016 , to be held at UC Berkeley on Saturday, 5 November 2016 . ACF Fall is the year’s premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. The field will tentatively be capp...
by Schroeder
Sun May 01, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 2295

Re: Errata

I'm not sure if this would count as an erratum, but in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms bonus in packet 8, it's not entirely correct to describe Lu Xun the general and Lu Xun the author as having the same name, since their names are written with different characters and the tones on Lu are differen...
by Schroeder
Thu Jan 14, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/16/2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/16/2016)

It's now Thursday morning, and I'm closing the field at 32 teams. Registered teams should have received an email from me with logistical details.
by Schroeder
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/16/2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Re: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/16/2016)

current field (teams/buzzers/staffers) BASIS Independent (1/1/1) California Connections (1/0/0) Castilleja (1/0/0) Challenger-Ardenwood (1/0/0) Escobar (1/1/0) Evergreen Valley (2/1/0) Fallon (1/1/0) Graham (2/0/2) Harker (1/1/0) HIGS (1/1/1) Leland (1/1/0) Lincoln (1/0/0) Milpitas (2/0/0) Mitty (2/...
by Schroeder
Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/16/2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 2543

Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/16/2016)

Bellarmine’s quiz bowl team will be running our annual novice tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. We will be using NAQT’s Introductory Invitational Set #153A. This particular set of questions is intentionally geared towards newer teams....
by Schroeder
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 16094

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

The tossup on The Mayor of Casterbridge (Louisiana Tech A + Dartmouth A) said that "Donald Farfrae remarries with Elizabeth-Jane, who the title character had drunkenly sold." I think it's a pretty significant plot point in the novel that the Elizabeth-Jane that appears in most of the book (and whom ...
by Schroeder
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 11/08/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: ACF Fall at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 11/08/2015)

Congratulations to Davis, who defeated Bellarmine 310-170 in a one game final.
Thank you to all who came out to play today!

prelim stats
final stats
by Schroeder
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 11/08/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

Re: ACF Fall at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 11/08/2015)

current field (teams/buzzers/staffers)
Bellarmine (1/2/4)
Cupertino (2/1/0)
Davis (1/1/2)
Grasshoppers (2/0/0)
Haarlem (1/1/0)
Lowell (1/0/1)

total: 8/5/7
(last updated 11/04/2015, field closed)
by Schroeder
Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 11/08/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 1912

ACF Fall at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 11/08/2015)

Hello! We are pleased to announce the Northern California high school site of ACF Fall 2015, to be held at Bellarmine College Preparatory on Sunday, 8 November 2015 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, suited for advanced high school teams looking for a...
by Schroeder
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

Also in round 1, I think Pyrrhus should be acceptable for Neoptolomus (my teammate was negged for saying that).
by Schroeder
Sun May 24, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine's middle school tournament (5/24/15, San Jose CA)
Replies: 6
Views: 5511

Re: Bellarmine's middle school tournament (5/24/15, San Jose

Congratulations to Harker, who defeated Stratford Santa Clara A 410-335 in a one game final. Full stats are forthcoming.

Thanks to everyone who came to play today; hope to see you all next year!
by Schroeder
Fri Feb 20, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 7320

Re: 2015 Regionals: Specific question requests and discussio

I was just looking back over Bellarmine's packet and noticed a factual error in the Caddy tossup, created when a sentence was removed from our original submission: 15. This character marries a "minor movingpicture magnate" in Hollywood and divorces him in Mexico five years later. This character wash...
by Schroeder
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)

Thanks to everyone who came out to play or to staff yesterday! Stats here.
by Schroeder
Wed Jan 14, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)

It is Wednesday now, and I'm freezing the field at 28 teams. The form will still be open for registrations to the waitlist.

EDIT: I will also send an email out to registered teams with logistical information sometime tonight.
by Schroeder
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 24
Views: 14723

Re: 2014 BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes Seeking Mirrors

I have just uploaded the set to the database. It should be publicly viewable soon.

EDIT: link
by Schroeder
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Re: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)

Current Field: School Name (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers) Milpitas (1/1/0) El Cerrito (1/0/0) Mountain View (1/0/1) Davis (4/2/3) Monta Vista (1/0/0) Challenger-Ardenwood (2/0/0) Fallon (1/0/0) Lynbrook (1/0/0) Northgate (1/0/0) Leland (2/1/0) Valley Christian (2/2/2) Saratoga (1/2/1) Challenger-Berryessa...
by Schroeder
Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 2237

Bellarmine Novice (San Jose, CA, 01/17/2015)

Bellarmine’s Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce that our annual novice tournament will be held on January 17, 2015 at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. We will be using NAQT’s Introductory Invitational Set #143A. This particular set of questions is intentionally geared towar...
by Schroeder
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 7473

Re: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Could I see the tossup on the bow, to see how it was described? I believe it was in IS-130.
by Schroeder
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Giving Answers
Replies: 7
Views: 3999

Re: Giving Answers

Would it be considered bad sportsmanship (or otherwise frowned upon) to mispronounce an answer deliberately (for example, pronouncing Camus the way it looks like in English)?
by Schroeder
Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 8874

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:I believe Bellarmine is considering keeping their housewrite for fall mirrors.
Yes, that's true, we'll be posting BELLOCO after the end of next semester (or earlier if there are no more mirrors).
by Schroeder
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 53209

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

I would actually like to see the Tripitaka tossup: I remember vaguely recognizing it through the reference to Tang Sanzang, but I wasn't sure enough to buzz until the very end. I'd also like to see the tossup on the blood of Christ. Our teammate buzzed in on the clue about Longinus, somewhat confuse...
by Schroeder
Wed May 21, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 24
Views: 14723

Re: 2014 BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes Seeking Mirrors

This set has been deemed exemplary by PACE! We will be extending mirrors into next semester (fall 2014).
by Schroeder
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion

10. This note’s Dorian mode contains only white keys on the piano. This note’s major key was “the key of glory” for Baroque trumpets until the invention of the valve trumpet. The entirety of The Art of Fugue is written in this note’s minor key, as is the first movement of Sibelius’ violin concerto....
by Schroeder
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion

13. Key locations in this game include the Fort Duquesne Bridge and a fictional university whose mascot is the Bighorns. In one cutscene, one protagonist entrusts another with a pistol after nearly drowning; in another, giraffes stroll through Salt Lake City. This game’s developer was criticized fo...
by Schroeder
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion

The New Zealand tossup mentioned the Hutt Valley (specifically the Hutt Valley campaign), not the Hutt River, and it looks like there's only one of those in the world. (or at least, the one in New Zealand is the first result on Google) Privateers was marked as promptable for pirates, but not mercena...
by Schroeder
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2209

Re: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion

We changed both seamounts and Gulf Stream. I might get around to posting a list of questions that we changed completely after the UCSD mirror sometime. We looked up Neruda again and have changed it to Elemental Odes . As for the others (USS Constitution, Paris Commune, Becket), I'm thinking we shoul...
by Schroeder
Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)

Congratulations to Davis A, who defeated Homestead 305-300 in a one-game final! Thank you to all who came to compete, and congratulations to Saratoga A, Homestead, Menlo-Atherton, Davis A and Amador A for qualifying for PACE. Also a big thanks to all our staffers, who allowed this tournament to run ...
by Schroeder
Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)

The field is temporarily full, but we will be starting a waitlist and may expand the field, depending how many staffers we can get.
by Schroeder
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)

We are pleased to announce that this tournament has been awarded platinum certification by PACE. The top 25% finishing teams will qualify for PACE NSC on May 24-25 outside DC.
by Schroeder
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 24
Views: 14723

Re: 2014 BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes Seeking Mirrors

Bellarmine will be hosting this tournament on February 22.
by Schroeder
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

Re: BELLAFONTE at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)

Team Name: Teams/Buzzers/Staffers Acalanes: 1/0/0 Albany: 2/2/1 Amador Valley: 2/6/0 Castro Valley: 1/0/0 Davis: 3/0/1 Escobar: 1/4/0 Harker: 1/0/0 Homestead: 1/0/0 Lynbrook: 1/1/0 Menlo-Atherton: 1/1/1 Mills: 1/1/0 Mitty: 1/0/0 Moreau Catholic: 1/0/1 Saratoga: 5/1/1 TCPS: 1/0/0 Valley Christian: 1/...
by Schroeder
Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)
Replies: 4
Views: 3343

BELLOCO at Bellarmine (San Jose, CA, 02/22/2014)

Bellarmine’s Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce that the homesite tournament of our first housewrite set, BELLum Omnium Contra Omnes (BELLOCO), will be held on February 22, 2014 at Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose, California. The initial field cap will be 24 teams, with possible expans...
by Schroeder
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3806

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Could I also see the Schubert tossup?
by Schroeder
Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1190

Re: BISB General Discussion

Personally, I liked the lead-in to the bonus about Feynman. ("A bonus on Richard Feynman? Surely you're joking!") Although that makes me wonder if it would be feasible to write a trash bonus about Richard Feynman using stories from his autobiographies. That man did some amazing stuff. I also felt th...
by Schroeder
Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3806

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Well, I think "space" would make sense in the second clue (as in, "a trip to space inspired Ronald Evans…"), although I do agree that all of the other clues refer to the Moon specifically. I don't see how "Sea of Tranquility" makes sense for the clues about the Ansel Adams photos though. For that bo...
by Schroeder
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3806

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

The Descartes and Beowulf overlaps are definitely not a problem, but our moderator did not accept or prompt on "talking to the dead." Giving that answer might also imply that he's still in the realm of the living and is simply summoning the spirits of the dead, though. Also, I was curious, for the q...
by Schroeder
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BISB Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 3806

Re: BISB Specific Question Discussion

Oh, I remember now, the Descartes tossup I was thinking of I heard during practice, right before the start of the tournament. No problem there. I believe the ram and all those liquids were part of a sacrifice to the dead so that they would be able to talk to them. A passage from my copy of the Odyss...