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by Hobbie Klivian
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 7458

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

Bracket α: A1, B2, C1, D2 Bracket β: A2, B1, C2, D1 Bracket γ: A3, B3, C3, D3 Bracket δ: A4, B4, C4, D4 Bracket ε: A5, B5, C5, D5 Bracket ζ: A6, B6, C6, D6 Bracket η: A7, B7, C7, D7 Bracket θ: A8, B8, C8, D8 Bracket ι: A9, B9, C9, D9 Bracket κ: A10, B10 No team plays against a team that they had fa...
by Hobbie Klivian
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Possible Rutgers Open NASAT Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: Possible Rutgers Open NASAT Mirror

Penn will now be hosting the northeast/mid-atlantic mirror instead of Rutgers. Formal announcement to go up soon.
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: TDing Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

TDing Resources

I was originally going to post this in the Harvard SMT thread but figured it would better serve its purpose here. One thing I wish had been brought up is that more and more is increasingly being asked of tournament hosts over the years. I remember my days in high school when people would basically c...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open: American Editors Required
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Re: Oxford Open: American Editors Required

Given that the scheduling window for pre-nats tournaments is rapidly closing, I was wondering whether a) this set is still being Americanized and b) there are any scheduled American mirrors of this set.
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 17853

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

I would like to point out that it's in the interests of the writers/editors of this set to make the physical mirrors of this set accessible to as many teams as possible; if the teams simply choose not to play the tournament because a mirror site is too far away from them, it means lost revenue for t...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Penn State (1/20/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2863

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Penn State (1/20/18)

I just wanted to say that this was an extremely well-run tournament despite being Penn State's first time hosting a college tournament in a while. A huge kudos and thanks to the folks at Penn State for hosting an excellent tournament, and I hope they will continue to host more events in the future.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Congratulations to Lakeland and Downingtown STEM for winning the Open and Nationals Divisions! Lakeland beat Great Valley C in a one-game final, and Downingtown STEM beat Great Valley A in two-games of disadvantaged finals in a nail-biting finish. Full stats for the tournament can be found here: htt...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Based on the current level of interest, I've adjusted the field caps in each division; the field caps will likely continue to change as we confirm additional moderators.
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 6907

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Thanks to everyone who took their time to voice their thoughts on the general matter; it certainly gave me few things to think about. However, since the current conversation inevitably ended up being focused on the single incident from Penn Bowl main site, I would like to apologize for the lack of t...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

12. The third movement rondo of a trio sonata for this instrument, oboe, and piano was modeled after Saint-Saens's second piano concerto; that work was composed by Francis Poulenc. John Williams wrote a concerto called The Five Sacred Trees for Judith LeClair, who is currently the New York Phil’s p...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

I thought there was a lot of early music in this set (Purcell, Corelli, L'homme armé bonus, two Bach bonuses iirc). Although important, I think it’s slightly over-represented given everything else to cover. In particular, I don’t seem to recall much specifically on either Mozart or Beethoven beside...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

Re: PB 2017: General Discussion

Off To See The Lizard wrote:As an aside, was I the only person who thought that there were very few architecture questions in this set?
There were 2/2 architecture in this tournament as usual, but 2/0 ended up in packet 13 and finals 1. We may end up moving this around.
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 6907

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Hi Naveed, As Vishwa stated above, the specific decision made at Penn Bowl main site wasn't meant to create a competitive open team of HS quiz bowlers who happen to be friends. Unfortunately, one of the HS teams had to drop at the last minute due to lack of available teammates, so I allowed one play...
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

[10] Name this idiosyncratic Romanian conductor who became the conductor of Berlin Phil after Leo Borchard was killed at a traffic stop. This spiritual conductor is probably best known for his distaste for recording performances and rebuilding the Berlin Philharmonic after WWII. ANSWER: Sergiu Celi...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1102

PB 2017: General Discussion

This thread is for general discussion related to Penn Bowl 2017. First of all, I would like to thank all the writers involved in this project: Jaimie Carlson, Jason Zhou, JinAh Kim, Paul Lee, Nathan Weiser, Eric Mukherjee, Samir Khan, Sam Rombro, Ankit Aggarwal, Athena Kern, Lam Tran, Samantha Clayp...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2347

PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

This thread is for discussing specific questions from Penn Bowl 2017. Any commentary regarding answer choice, difficulty, clarity, etc. is welcome.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Congratulations to Columbia A, who defeated Virginia A in two games of disadvantaged finals! I would like to thank all the teams who came out and competed today. Also, a huge thanks to all the Penn staffers and external staffers (Ophir, Naveed, Emma, Alex, Jackie, Everett) who helped the tournament ...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

The field of the main site has been expanded to 34 teams; we still have some space, so please get your last minute registrations in!

Also, could an admin create a private forum for this set?
by Hobbie Klivian
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Nationals Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators) (6/6) Wilmington Charter (1/3/0) GVHS (1/1/1) Middlesex County (1/3/0) FSS (1/2/1) Downingtown East (1/1/0) Downingtown STEM (1/0/0) Open Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators) (30/30) Rush (1/1/0) Manheim Township (3/0/0) Bodine (1/1/0) Wilmington Charter (2/...
by Hobbie Klivian
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

The field has been updated. I've added a tentative field cap of 26 teams based on current staff count, but we will almost certainly be able to expand in the future. If you're interested in attending, please get your registrations in soon! As for the Skype tournament, we're still working out the deta...
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 20
Views: 10262

Re: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

For some reason, I am no longer able to find the announcement post for Yale site; has it been cancelled?
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Since most EFT mirrors are happening on the same day as our proposed online mirror, we will unfortunately not hold an online playtest barring significant interest on a different date (like Sunday 10/15). The UK mirror will serve as a playtest of the set. EDIT: A separate online mirror may be held in...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]
Replies: 5
Views: 2578

ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

The quizbowl team at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our third-annual Quaker Fall Open, to be held on Penn campus in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, December 2nd. Divisions and Questions: This tournament will have two divisions: National and Open. Please note that this is differe...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

We are still looking for mirror sites; if you're interested in serving as the mirror for your region, please contact us at pennquizbowl@gmail.com.
by Hobbie Klivian
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 28244

Re: Illinois '17-'18

nsb2 wrote:Also, quite a few sophomores who played quizbowl at their old schools will be coming in.
For what it's worth, my younger brother (Matthew Lee) from Dunlap will be attending IMSA next year. He played a bit of NHBB last year and enjoys studying history.
by Hobbie Klivian
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Any chance of moving your date? I was looking for college tournaments we (LVA) might attend--hadn't seen Penn Bowl come up in the NJ-NY tournament dates & Pennsylvania doesn't have a post yet--and saw your tournament date under the DC Metro thread. We at LVA are hosting our tournament on that date,...
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon May 22, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

armitage wrote:Any thoughts on running an open playtest mirror like EFT and EMT?
This is a possibility; if it happens, it will likely be held a week before for a relatively small field. More details will be announced in the future.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun May 21, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 11163

ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

I am pleased to announce Penn Bowl 2017 (Penn Bowl XXVI) for the Fall semester of 2017. We plan to run this tournament at the main site on October 21st. QUESTIONS This tournament will be written by writers from Penn and following collaborators: Athena Kern, Ankit Aggarwal, Nathan Weiser, Sam Rombro,...
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon May 08, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 17656

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

Charbroil wrote:Two questions:

1/ Is Penn Bowl occurring again this year? This seems like the kind of thing that the Penn team should announce relatively soon.
Penn bowl will be happening again this year. The official announcement will be posted within a month or so once we finalize everything.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 4562

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

Thanks for writing the music; I thought it was overall well written and consistent in difficulty. I didn't get to hear the wind ensemble tossup, which is a shame, and I don't think the answerline is too difficult for this level; however, I would like to echo the above sentiment that some of the clui...
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 6268

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Penn would prefer the 15th to avoid our finals week.
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 4231

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

9. In one depiction, this character claims that she will “put the chairs on the tables...and lock the universe behind me when I leave.” That character later feeds pigeons with her brother, whose hand she holds after the Furies come for him. In one rendition, this figure is asked “Why can’t I kill G...
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 4231

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

9. Walter Sobchak points out that, “say what you want about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it’s an ethos” while criticizing this philosophical view. For 10 points each: [10] Name this philosophical position characterized by lack of belief, similar to skepticism. Its moral form cla...
by Hobbie Klivian
Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 24500

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

Stats are now uploaded. First of all, I would like to thank everyone who has provided constructive feedback on logistics and the set itself so far. These are all valuable lessons that I and the other members of the Penn team will take to heart, and I would like to again assure the future mirror host...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 24500

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

But then again I've never had to write the set as it was being run before so there is that. Before any more rumors go around, I would like to make it clear that this set was largely completed at the start of the tournament. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, a handful of science questions ...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1760

Re: PB 2016: General Discussion

As an example, a team I was facing gave the answer "Dvorak's 9th" and was prompted for "New World Symphony," which should ideally never happen. I am sorry to hear that happened; I just checked, and Dvorak's 9th was included an alternate answer (as a matter of fact, just Dvorak would have been accep...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 4231

PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

This thread is for discussing specific questions from Penn Bowl 2016. Any commentary regarding answer choice, difficulty, clarity, etc. is welcome.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 1760

PB 2016: General Discussion

This thread is for general discussion related to Penn Bowl 2016. First of all, I would like to thank all the writers involved in this project: Jaimie Carlson, JinAh Kim, Sarita Jamil, Lam Tran, Paul Lee, Max Smiley, Claudia Epley, Faheem Pahlwan, Paul Kasinski, Samantha Claypoole, Aayush Rajasekaran...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Oct 23, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 24500

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

Congratulations for Maryland A for clearing the field; stats will be posted hopefully by tomorrow evening.

EDIT: A private usergroup has now been set up for discussion of this set.
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 24500

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

EDIT: Registration is now closed for the main site.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NASAT - Skype Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 5151

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NASAT - Skype Mirror

Morning Stats: http://neg5.org/t/VJl83UiNdb/stats/team ... =EkL38i4_Z
Playoff Stats: http://neg5.org/t/VJl83UiNdb/stats/team?phase=N17q9sEu-
All: http://neg5.org/t/VJl83UiNdb/stats/team?phase=1

Congratulations to Pretty Much Amherst for clearing the field.

Thanks for playing everyone!
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky
Replies: 56
Views: 37613

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

Penn will be running a skype mirror of NASAT on July 30th. Details here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =8&t=18753

High school players who didn't have a chance to play this are more than welcome.
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NASAT - Skype Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 5151

ANNOUNCEMENT: NASAT - Skype Mirror

I am pleased to announce that Penn Quizbowl will be hosting a Skype mirror of NASAT on Saturday, July 30th, 2016. The tournament will be open to anyone and will be soft-capped at 12 teams of four players until further notice. Entry fee will be $80 per team; free agents are welcome to use this thread...
by Hobbie Klivian
Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 24500

ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I am pleased to announce Penn Bowl 2016 (Penn Bowl XXV) for the Fall semester of 2016. We plan to run this tournament at the main site on October 22nd. QUESTIONS This tournament will be written by writers from Penn and Toronto teams and edited by a team of editors consisting of Patrick Liao, Eric Mu...
by Hobbie Klivian
Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wisconsin 2014-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

Re: Wisconsin 2014-2015

To my knowledge, there are some active science bowl teams and academic decathlon teams as well as the teams participating in NHBB. Although there seems to be a lack of general pyramidal quiz bowl (correct me if I'm wrong in that impression, speaking from a few people I know there), it would be inter...
by Hobbie Klivian
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 16310

Re: 2014 IHSA

Talking about math, there seemed to be a tosssup about distance between two (x,y,z) coordinates with incorrect z coordinates. (Two -6s). Anybody else have that issue as well, or just me?
Also, another question that stood out was the Nasser and Suez Canal in first sentence for nationalization.
by Hobbie Klivian
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving in Philosophy
Replies: 18
Views: 6082

Re: Improving in Philosophy

Thanks for all your help: Will definitely look into all of these.
by Hobbie Klivian
Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving in Philosophy
Replies: 18
Views: 6082

Improving in Philosophy

I'm sure there has been a thread on this before. My apologies if this thread is a repeat of a previous thread. What are some good ways to study for philosophy? My experience with the subject is practically limited to some simple connections. (utilitarianism->Bentham or Mill), and it just appears to ...
by Hobbie Klivian
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 134921

Re: ProtoBowl

So this happened:
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Any ideas? Further proof that ban system should be created.