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by ashwin99
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Carper Award process change
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

ACF Carper Award process change

ACF has amended its constitution to change the process for selecting candidates for the Carper Award; these changes will be in effect starting with the 2019 Carper Award. Mainly, the proposal transfers responsibility for conducting Carper Award votes from the Nationals head editor to a committee con...
by ashwin99
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Section I Rules Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: ACF Section I Rules Change

"etc." seems vague. Can it be clarified? (I realize this issue also existed with the previous version, but I didn't know about it.) In the U.S., at the federal level, there are additional protected classes: color, religion/creed, ancestry, age, disability (physical or mental), veteran status, genet...
by ashwin99
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Section I Rules Change
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

ACF Section I Rules Change

ACF has made a rule change that the use of identity-based epithets will henceforth be considered severe misconduct instead of minor misconduct. Here are the exact changes to ACF's gameplay rules (highlighted in red): [...] 4. Minor misconduct consists of any behavior which briefly disrupts the abili...
by ashwin99
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 @ Stanford (November 3)
Replies: 2
Views: 1853

Re: ACF Fall 2018 @ Stanford (November 3)

Thank you to the teams who came to ACF Fall and the readers who made it possible! Congratulations to Stanford for winning first place in a finals game against UC Davis. Stats are available here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/52 ... 2B_finals/
by ashwin99
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Sun God mirror (Dec 1)
Replies: 1
Views: 1372

Stanford Sun God mirror (Dec 1)

Stanford University will be mirroring Sun God on December 1, 2018. Here is the link to register for the tournament. The fee structure will be as follows: $120/team Buzzer discount: $5/working buzzer set Approved Staffer discount: $15/staffer Travel discount: $10 if traveling >200 miles (per Google M...
by ashwin99
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Collegiate Novice Invitational (10/6/18, CNS-177C)
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Stanford Collegiate Novice Invitational (10/6/18, CNS-177C)

Thanks for everyone who came today to play at the Stanford Collegiate Novice Invitational! Congratulations to Berkeley A for winning first place and Stanford D for coming in a close second. Additionally, thanks to our readers for making this tournament a success. We have posted final stats here: htt...
by ashwin99
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Collegiate Novice Invitational (10/6/18, CNS-177C)
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Stanford Collegiate Novice Invitational (10/6/18, CNS-177C)

I am pleased to announce the Stanford Collegiate Novice Invitational. We will be hosting the NAQT Collegiate Novice set CNS-177C on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Registration Please register here: https://www.naqt.com/registration/field.jsp?tournament_id=9756 Fees Base fee: $60/team New program discoun...
by ashwin99
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 5737

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

Thank you for raising this point, Matt. ACF has decided to allow certain ACF Fall sites to host high school teams, for the purpose of helping smaller circuits that would benefit from having local high school teams play at Fall as well. Each exemption will be approved by ACF on a case-by-case basis.
by ashwin99
Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall 2018 HS exemptions
Replies: 0
Views: 1133

Announcement: ACF Fall 2018 HS exemptions

For ACF Fall 2018, ACF will allow certain sites to open the field up to high school teams. This decision was made in the spirit of the discussion here — in order to encourage growth in small circuits that would benefit from having more teams at ACF Fall. We want to emphasize that this change is not ...
by ashwin99
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 73955

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

By the way, I think it would be good to move all these Quizbowl-related websites such as Neg 5 under the purview of (or sponsorship by) the nonprofit organizations that already exist in quizbowl. Microsoft offers $5,000 a year for nonprofits to run applications on their cloud, Azure, which would tak...
by ashwin99
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Much Do You Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 5486

Re: How Much Do You Study?

Usually, it seems like having a consistent study schedule is more effective than just increasing the sheer amount of time you study. (for example, studying every day consistently for 15 mins a day is better than studying a bunch of hours every once in a while)
by ashwin99
Sun May 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9115

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

Hi Ashwin, I was wondering if you still have the list. One of my teammates is trying a similar project where he adds information under vocabulary words to create a sort of quizbowl science glossary. It's already over 40 pages long and over half of the words do not yet have definitions or clues. I t...
by ashwin99
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 5432

Re: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

monty wrote:Any chance of instead of selecting by set, one can also select by category?
I'm working on it and some other improvements.
by ashwin99
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 97
Views: 38975

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

Any updates on the current state of Moxon? Hmm...I'll admit, it's not promising. I have designs drawn up, and some local code, but then--well, to be totally open, Ashwin made his mobile app, and people seemed pretty happy with it, so my motivation got decreased further. I do want to promise that Mo...
by ashwin99
Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 5432

New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

Pleased to announce Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl ! Tycho is a free app for both iOS and Android to help teams study and read packets for quizbowl and science bowl while on the go or during practice. Originally, Tycho was an app released in Jan. 2017 to help science bowl teams practice bette...
by ashwin99
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 7409

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

tksaleija wrote:Are the PACE and Cali packets the only ones currently available?
As of now they are, but if anyone would like to read packets and send me the recordings (each tossup and each bonus should be a separate file) I would add them to the website.
by ashwin99
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 7409

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

Hi, I love this app, but it would be great if there was a speed control and a answer line button alongside perhaps a "reveal the question" widget so that it could help with studying those things. I would love to see this app expand! That's a good idea, but the "reveal the question" would probably r...
by ashwin99
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Packet archive copyright
Replies: 2
Views: 2743

Packet archive copyright

I was wondering if the packets listed on http://quizbowlpackets.com/ are under any sort of copyright. I was planning on making a mobile app which lets you access these packets offline; but does distribution of the packets through a free app constitute fair use, or do I need express permission of the...
by ashwin99
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 16498

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

Your Feline Genome wrote:My teammate Ali Saeed and I are both going to Stanford University and plan to play quizbowl.
Me too
by ashwin99
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Bulk download from the packet archive?
Replies: 2
Views: 2774

Bulk download from the packet archive?

Is there a way to download all the packets from http://quizbowlpackets.com/ without having to click each link manually?
by ashwin99
Tue May 30, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 46124

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

In general, it felt like a lot of bonuses had two easy parts and then one hard part, instead of an easy, medium, and hard part. But it may just be me, so I'm wondering if anyone else felt the same way.
by ashwin99
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Resource Center Blog
Replies: 19
Views: 6265

Re: Quizbowl Resource Center Blog

Maybe it could replaced with a link to hsqbrank?
by ashwin99
Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 73955

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Megachile ambigua wrote:
AKKOLADE wrote:Is there still not a way to generate a list of all tournaments that are on Neg5? Because I need that for HSQBRank.
Seconding this request so I can add Neg5 tournaments to my search database.
Maybe this will work? https://neg5.org/search/submit?t_name=&t_qset=
by ashwin99
Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Packet Set Sharing Caution: IS #166 and the Division II SCT
Replies: 2
Views: 2032

Re: Packet Set Sharing Caution: IS #166 and the Division II

Why was this change made? It was pretty useful and a good preparation for nationals last year to use DII SCT for "IS+" level tournaments such as BMAD.
by ashwin99
Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 5395

Re: TEXAS - LONE STAR REPUBLIC 2016-2017

Hey person from out of state here, I was thinking about going to Texas Invitational and I noticed that one of the sets being played is Delta Burke. In past this tournament has been run on college regular difficulty sets, right? I have also read Delta Burke from past years and although I do think it...
by ashwin99
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Neg Control
Replies: 11
Views: 6709

Re: Neg Control

I think you should see if your aggressiveness "works" per se. If your aggressiveness makes you neg 4 times per round but then totally beat the other teams on the other 16 tossups in the game, then I think that's okay. But if you start losing games because you're too aggressive and don't get enough t...
by ashwin99
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Study Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1423

Re: Study Advice

I'd say a good way to start getting familiar with what is important is going to a list such as https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_scientific_laws_named_after_people and then looking up the laws on Quinterest to see what is important. But to really understand the laws, it may be better to actual...
by ashwin99
Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying music
Replies: 7
Views: 5605

Re: Studying music

Thanks for all the suggestions! I've begun reading Lives of the Great Composers and it seems pretty interesting and useful so far. What about the tossups on musical works in which it describes notes or scales -- the actual technical details of the composition? In your opinion, is the best way to lea...
by ashwin99
Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying music
Replies: 7
Views: 5605

Studying music

How do you go about studying music? Are there any particular websites with good information about music/composers/opera/etc.?
by ashwin99
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Re: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16

By the way -- since we had a round robin for the final four, the stats do not rank the teams properly. Here was the final ranking:

1st: Dorman A
2nd: Hoover
3rd: Northview A
4th: Collins Hill A

Congratulations to Dorman, Hoover, and Northview for qualifying for the 2017 PACE NSC.
by ashwin99
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Re: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16

Congratulations to Dorman for winning both the varsity and JV division! Full stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3800/
by ashwin99
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 13100

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

When will this set be posted on the archive?
by ashwin99
Thu Sep 22, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9115

Re: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

Learn science, not lists. This. Maybe see if you can take classes at your community college or take all the AP science classes at your high school if you haven't already. There is relatively little to gain by "frauding knowledge" in science. Plus, learning science is fun! I completely agree. Howeve...
by ashwin99
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Comprehensive List of Science Topics
Replies: 11
Views: 9115

A Comprehensive List of Science Topics

When people first start playing quizbowl, they often want to get good. But it's hard to know where to start. What if we had a document that had the basic topics of the high school science canon? This would be a good starting point for further study through Quinterest, reading on Wikipedia, etc. Espe...
by ashwin99
Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

Re: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16

Email sent to coaches: Dear coaches, ​Thank you for signing up for the twelfth edition of the Chattahoochee Academic Team Tournament, held in our campus (5230 Taylor Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022) on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Please read the following information carefully so you are familiar with t...
by ashwin99
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16
Replies: 6
Views: 3544

CATT XII (Johns Creek, GA) - 9/24/16

Chattahoochee High School is pleased to announce the 12th Annual CATT (Chattahoochee Academic Team Tournament). Our tournament will be held on September 24th , at Chattahoochee High School: 5230 Taylor Road Johns Creek, GA 30022 Quick links: Sign up here Volunteering sign up here Format: We will hav...
by ashwin99
Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 7409

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

The website UI has been updated and more questions have been added. I would appreciate any feedback on the design and any bug reports.
by ashwin99
Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Science
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: NASAT Science

I liked the bio. The answerlines were pretty accessible compared to some of the science, except for maybe the tossup on "Beta-amylin" (or "amylin" whatever that answer line was) I felt like the math was very hard, though, especially some of the bonuses. The answer lines got significantly harder as t...
by ashwin99
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 2092

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on "sound"? There were some issues with some people buzzing in with "sonar" near the end.
by ashwin99
Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: General Discussion

Are there any stats for tossup/bonus conversion per subject? I felt like the science was unusually hard and I'm wondering if the stats reflect that.
by ashwin99
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 7409

Re: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

I think this would make a great Android / iOS app, particularly if you could hook up forced Viterbi alignment to verify answers so that someone could play quiz bowl while jogging or walking. Then you could build up the set of recorded questions by asking them to record a question for every N questi...
by ashwin99
Wed May 25, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)
Replies: 44
Views: 19814

Re: Help with HSQBRank! (incl. HS teams at college tourneys)

Will you be including Penn Bowl and its mirrors? Several high school teams (Lexington, AMSA, DCC, Chattahoochee, Hinsdale, Wilmington Charter, Ithaca, LASA to name a few) played at those tournaments.
by ashwin99
Thu May 12, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky
Replies: 56
Views: 42059

Re: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky

What is the subject distribution for this year's NASAT?
by ashwin99
Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee CASE - 3/12/16 (Johns Creek, GA)
Replies: 3
Views: 3808

Re: Chattahoochee CASE - 3/12/16 (Johns Creek, GA)

Information email: Thank you for signing up for our first Chattahoochee Academic Season Ender (CASE) middle school tournament, held in our campus (5230 Taylor Rd, Johns Creek, GA 30022) on Saturday, March 12, 2016. Please read the following information carefully so you are familiar with the rules an...
by ashwin99
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Chattahoochee CASE - 3/12/16 (Johns Creek, GA)
Replies: 3
Views: 3808

Re: Chattahoochee CASE - 3/12/16 (Johns Creek, GA)

Just a reminder to sign up if your school is planning on sending a team! Please remember that the registration fee will increase to $75 after March 1.
by ashwin99
Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 13100

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

We still need to pay you for our tournament in November, CATT. Can you please send me an invoice so I can get it to my coach?
by ashwin99
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader
Replies: 10
Views: 7409

ReadIT - an audio quizbowl reader

Hey, I made a test website called ReadIT, which reads quizbowl tossups to you. You can check it out here: http://epicfaace.github.io/readit/ Rather than try to mess around with computer-generated audio, it uses human recordings of each tossup. I think this would be useful in situations such as pract...