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by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Cheynem wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:49 am
While I appreciate the commentary and the compilations, I'm confused how some of these are upsets. Eric Mukherjee leading a team to beat a Dylan Minarik team? A really good open team at Minnesota's PIANO (with a significantly better PPG and PPB) beating another good open team?
i sure was upset
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

I'd like to present the following games as potential candidates for upset of the year: Sun God @ JHU: Robert Bork A 235 - JHU A 230 James Kuang/Kevin Wang/Benjamin Xu/Fred Zhang (8-3), the high schoolers of Naveed Bork Memorial High, beat Robert Chu/Eric Bobrow (8-3). Kevin Wang doesn't get any poin...
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why is P/BB so variable?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Why is P/BB so variable?

DavidB256 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm
I understand that P/BB is a function of both the skill of the team and the skill of the teams they play against (playing against better teams would decrease your P/BB because they are more likely to get all of the easier bonus parts)
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3949

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

I hope everyone enjoyed the set.
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 2445

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

naah this is definitely 100% legitimate
by Santa Claus
Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 4193

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

hey guys stats are up: here they are
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

The last 5 packets + the replacement tossups were written in a shootout format. I took some stats. Kevin: 84.55 PP20TUH (21/21/12, 110 questions heard) Benji: 77.06 (15/25/11, 109) Ben: 60 (4/3/3, 25) Daniel: 30 (2/1/2, 20) Thomas: 20 (1/1/1, 20) Max: 10 (2/4/3, 110) Chandler: 8 (2/3/4, 100) Harris:...
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV
Replies: 10
Views: 4089

Re: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV

Are you planning on bringing on any outside help to deal with the consistent quality and difficulty problems that have plagued every iteration of this set?
by Santa Claus
Thu May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

With the date of this mirror drawing near, I'd appreciate it if you guys could confirm that this tournament is, in fact, happening and provide some information on when/where we will be holding this. If you need help setting up a Discord server, I'd be willing to help out with that.
by Santa Claus
Mon May 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1031

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Why is an open tournament being run on a novice-oriented set? It's a college-level novice set that's entirely appropriate for an HSNCT-level field, targeted at the 4-5 teams worth of national-qualified players from this area for whom it is appropriate. Also this same team ran a large, successful to...
by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

Congratulations to Harvard A for placing 1st place after beating MIT A in a one-game final to go 9-2!

Thanks to all the teams that came today, and I hope you enjoyed visiting Amherst for what I assume was the first time.

Stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5682/stats/final/
by Santa Claus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: (No signature for Anonymity Reasons) Dealing with Toxicity in QB

You should make sure that your coach/teachers/other authority figures are aware that this happening, because this is coming across like bullying. If you’ve made them aware and they aren’t willing to step in, perhaps question them why? It seems your experience is being directly affected by this. You ...
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

We’ve decided to close the field at 8 teams. Please let us know if you are still interested in coming and I can put you on a waitlist.
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 2445

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

I'll just leave this here: ACRONYM Juliet is a top tier trash player, currently based in the Mid-Atlantic but frequently in the Northeast. Other highlights include getting literally all but one trash tossups at 2018 DI SCT, almost every trash tossup at 2018 DI ICT, and getting third in scoring at SH...
by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 6960

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

I've taken a look through the first packet and found that the majority of questions have been taken almost verbatim from existing question sets. Considering that this set will certainly not be posted on the archives and did not charge a mirror fee, I don't think this warrants much more than a stern ...
by Santa Claus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 6960

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

jonpin wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:22 pm
#2 you absolutely can't post someone else's questions to the packet archive.
2018 Glenwood Winter Teacher Quiz Bowl should probably be removed then, considering it directly rips questions from 2017 Prison Bowl, 2015 Potatoville Varsity, 2016 HFT, 2015 BISB, and 2012 Ohio State+VCU Housewrite.
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

Don’t forget to register! We’re excited to host our first tournament in quite a while, and would love to have more teams attending. For those interested in coming, here are some food options in the area: Antonio’s - an excellent pizza chain that also has a location at Brown. I recommend the chicken ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 2007

Re: ILLIAC at Brown

Is there a field update for this tournament?
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4349

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Do stats exist for ACRONYM? Excited to see my team's 9/2/6 game immortalized on the DB.
Excited to see my negative ppg
by Santa Claus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1924

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

The Amherst College Quiz Bowl team is very happy to announce that we will be hosting the Northeast Mirror of the 2019 Florida Spring Tournament on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. As stated in the set's announcement , this tournament will be "a regular minus collegiate quiz bowl set," or alternatively on...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 4140

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Also worth mentioning that Chicago has sent teams in the past that have racked up PPB > 25. I guess if we're going to use numbers then here's some numbers. Chicago B @ Delta Burke 2016: 4 years combined collegiate experience 4 players (1 year experience average) 7-3 record Finished 2nd 25.63 PPB Ch...
by Santa Claus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6247

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

It seems like this would have the effect of making the undergraduate championship as meaningless as the D2 championship (though what degree of meaninglessness that is is debatable), since right now only two such institutions (Amherst and NCF) are in the ACF Nationals field (though Gettysburg is nex...
by Santa Claus
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6247

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Smith doesn't have a team, but I had been assured that the Five Colleges had lots of crossover in their clubs/organizations and I could join the team at Amherst. My interest was never in competing at a nationals level-- I just enjoyed it. It was, however, disappointing to find that the Amherst team...
by Santa Claus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 5562

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

If you read what I said, I'm mad that the editors required that hosts take advanced stats, and then (read closely, since this is the important part) did nothing with them! Are you just ignoring the statements of the editors and writers who have stated that they made use of advanced stats to make im...
by Santa Claus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ATHENA II Available for 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 4066

Re: ATHENA II Available for 2018-2019

List of mirrors in chronological order:

11/10/18 Washington University Fall Academic Tournament IV @ WUSTL
11/17/18 T3 @ Fort Osage HS
03/02/19 LIMIT @ Lexington HS
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 6711

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

Tournament Format This tournament has three parts: ... a housewritten side event (Trivia) during lunch. ... Trivia (Side Event): TD: Austin Wang The rules are in the works and will be published very soon. The teams will not be restricted to players of the same school, and signups will be at the tou...
by Santa Claus
Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid Spring Tournament (CMST) @ NYU (3/3/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 5346

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

Hey everyone - I'm currently looking for teammates for my team.

There are two spots open, so let me know if you're interested!
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On the Role of the Discord
Replies: 9
Views: 4497

On the Role of the Discord

Hey everyone I want to talk a bit about the Discord. I'll start with a little bit of a summary: just over a year ago I started the quiz bowl Discord as a potential replacement for the IRC. At the time of my first update four months in, the community was a few dozen people; now, eight months after th...
by Santa Claus
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 7
Views: 2887

Re: Fundraising

On Amazon right now, a box of 80 Welch's fruit snacks retails for roughly $12 with Prime. If sold for the modest price of $0.50 each, this generates $28 dollars of profit per box sold. Similarly, Kellogg's fruit snacks would generate $16 profit if sold for $1 each (they're bigger) and Annie's gets $...
by Santa Claus
Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 8110

Re: Flashcard Resources

Mike Bentley wrote:I don't recall having to pay for Anki on mobile. Maybe they only charge for iOS?
I was thinking of the iOS version, so that could very well be the case.
by Santa Claus
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Flashcard Resources
Replies: 22
Views: 8110

Re: Flashcard Resources

tooting my own here I think you misplaced your horn. I'd definitely agree with Raynor's sentiment - getting acquainted with the sorts of topics that come up in quiz bowl is one of the most important parts of the game, especially when starting out, and there's really no better way to do it than to i...
by Santa Claus
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 40109

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

This last Friday, a question-reading session was held in the quiz bowl Discord channel. We read through the first packet of the 2012-2013 DII ICT, a set that our reader had purchased, to an audience of people who did not own the set. After we finished, Jonah entered and informed us that we were not ...
by Santa Claus
Mon May 22, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: An update on the state of the Discord
Replies: 2
Views: 3522

An update on the state of the Discord

I think a fair number of people are aware of the existence of the Quiz Bowl Discord, whether it's from the post about the IRC not too long ago or the Imaginary Landscape readings that happened there. This post is meant to be a little bit of an update for everyone who hasn't really visited much or at...
by Santa Claus
Mon May 15, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 26606

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

On the tossup on glutamate I got negged for giving "glutamic acid" and was just wondering what sort of difference there was between the two answers. The buzz was very late in question and they had already described it as an amino acid, so I felt that it was a bit much to not give points over a proto...
by Santa Claus
Sat May 13, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 16785

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

rahulkeyal wrote:I'm going to be heading to Berkeley in the fall
:(
by Santa Claus
Sat May 13, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 11902

Re: Subject-specific player polls

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: 17. Kevin Wang
what
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Better Hype Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 2406

Better Hype Videos

Did you guys see Cicago's sick hype video? Well guess what. Visionary director Kevin Wang, the man behind the lauded Amherst Hype Video, has taken his talents to Amherst, and Amherst's hype is about to blow them out of the water. Tune in in less than 3 hours for the greatest audio spectacle in quizb...
by Santa Claus
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT general discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3170

Re: 2017 ICT general discussion

I suppose this is the best place to put this: Currently this video is unlisted - you cannot find it by searching Youtube. Once there are no longer any mirrors or anything of that sort, I'll just make it public. Also someone mentioned adding subtitles to this; that would take a long time and I'll onl...
by Santa Claus
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 15608

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Hey guys, I took video of the finals. Once I can, I will post a link to the video in the discussion sub-forum. The video is currently unlisted, as I uploaded it yesterday when TI was still happening. If this is no longer necessary (i.e. if there are no more mirrors) I would happy to have it be publi...
by Santa Claus
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 17711

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

And you're mad at...NAQT? It sucks that you've had a negative experience at SCT, but your frustration seems misdirected. It sounds like your moderators were just bad, and you should be frustrated at whoever is setting up these sites with inexperienced moderators. Do you honestly think you would hav...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 17711

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

I hope the clock isn't eliminated for SCT, CCCT, or ICT. ... Having said that, I dislike the fact that some CC SCTs (not Florida, though!) saw rounds averaging around 18-19 TUH . Obviously, better teams have a better chance of winning when more questions are heard, and just in general it's ideal if...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 11683

Re: Saving the IRC

even though Kevin already made the Discord (I hardly use voice chat, since I can only stand insinuations about my mother's intimate activities so many times) The way the Discord is currently set up, the idea is that it'll be a text-based experience much like IRC is now; the voice chat is opt-in (I ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 11683

Re: Saving the IRC

So, I took a couple minutes and I made a Discord channel for quizbowl. For those interested at looking at a room with literally no people other than me in it right now, here's a link to the Discord: https://discord.gg/T4nYsCq. Please let me know if there are things I can change. EDIT: I changed the ...
by Santa Claus
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9354

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

I mean the problem here is that you're trying to translate the high school canon into a finite list - the canon's pretty big, yo. Certainly this isn't a bad idea, but in the end I doubt you could ever get any sort of comprehensive list of high school topics (especially if you wanted to be rigorous a...
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player
Replies: 8
Views: 12086

Re: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player

Another thing I've done to study science for the last four years, for what it's worth, is to read through current science journals. For those of you who have access to ProQuest or other similar services that allow access to papers and theses and what not (perhaps you're related to someone who works...
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 30, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player
Replies: 8
Views: 6884

Re: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player

Another thing I've done to study science for the last four years, for what it's worth, is to read through current science journals. For those of you who have access to ProQuest or other similar services that allow access to papers and theses and what not (perhaps you're related to someone who works...
by Santa Claus
Tue Jun 21, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying math theory
Replies: 8
Views: 5106

Re: Studying math theory

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote: Everything an More: A Compact History of Infinity - David Foster Wallace (yep, it's got footnotes).
This is a great book.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 4985

Re: Summer Skype Practices

I would love to participate in a Skype mirror of NASAT; I'd have to assume it would be open since it's currently the summer and it's online and all.

Also I would enjoy doing any sort of Skype Quiz Bowl thing at all and if these open practices start up I'll definitely try to come to some.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: College Player v. World
Replies: 26
Views: 11950

Re: College Player v. World

I would love to lose to high schoolers in a game where I once could beat high schoolers; if I'm available during the appropriate time slot I'd love to play some Quiz Bowl.
by Santa Claus
Tue May 31, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 55839

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Hose is probably the wrong word, but I also doubt the second line here is a good clue. As far as I understand, labels are a very obscure and rarely-used feature in Java and C that most high schoolers would have never encountered. So I suspect that the clue likely would've prompted many negs from pl...