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by Progcon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019

Only a handful of students have contacted me about NASAT. I'd like at least 8 or so students to try out so we can form the strongest team possible. I plan on helping to prepare the team this year as I want Michigan to do as well at NASAT as possible. Email me if you are interested in trying out at N...
by Progcon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I just wanted to say that I've been blown away by the support for this event! I have already gotten almost 10 people to commit to writing which is pretty great. I still would appreciate packet commitments especially from groups that are typically underrepresented among quizbowl writers. I plan to se...
by Progcon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

While I am not opposed to playing alternative formats at events like this, I think I would prefer just playing some side events. There are a lot this year and it's going to be hard to fit them into one larger side event weekend (ala UIUC last year). If you guys want to run say 3 or 4 trash events, I...
by Progcon
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I am questioning, a bit, how Contemporary (2000 onward) Rock will be defined. Will it be the kind of hooky post-grunge pop punk pop rock "alternative" rock bands that Nirvana enabled and people call "generic" and critics don't really take seriously or will it lean more towards alternative revivalis...
by Progcon
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

This post is reserved for committed packets. If you want to mirror this, please send me an email with the date of your event. I will allow this to be mirrored until December, 2019 so this can be run after Fall 2019 events if desired. -Me -Taylor Harvey -Chris Borglum -Max Wallace -Erik Christensen -...
by Progcon
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Hello. I am please to announce Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular (i.e. Trash) Music Event. Given that I am leaving East Lansing after this May and that I want to giveback to the community, all proceeds from this event will be given to The Greater Lansing Food Bank (https://greaterlansingfoodbank.org) whi...
by Progcon
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

A quick update: Jakob has offered to run a closed Discord mirror on March 30th. I am staffing a high school tournament that day. Him and I want at least 8 closed HS or college teams to sign up. Please email me and cc him to do so. If we get eight teams in the next week or so, I will allow this mirro...
by Progcon
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Jakob and I have preliminarily decided to have another Discord mirror of this set due to the lack of mirrors in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic. All teams should email me ASAP so we can try to get a date planned. This mirror will not run unless there is sufficient interest (i.e. greater than 8 CLOSED...
by Progcon
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019

We keep running into this team called Leelanau. Getting destroyed... they were founded 2 years ago and are winning... everything? Who are they? https://www.naqt.com/stats/school/results.jsp?org_id=91137 User was reminded to enable a signature. One of their better players used to attend Country Day....
by Progcon
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019

At this time, I hope to be able to run a NASAT tryout at University of Michigan's NAQT Michigan Championship on March 30. If you would like to be considered for the team but cannot attend, please send me a short email. I will likely be running this tryout on Spartan Housewrite, a regular difficulty ...
by Progcon
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ NYU (02/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ NYU (02/16/19)

I hope this tournament went well and everyone enjoyed the set. I would implore any player with feedback to please post in the discussion forum or email me. Thanks!
by Progcon
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 3491

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

Thanks for running this CMU! We enjoyed playing some new teams in Pennsylvania and the tournament went well. However, there is an error in the stats. We played back-to-back games against OSU and the stats from each game seem to be duplicated. It would be great if this could be fixed before A values ...
by Progcon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019
Replies: 10
Views: 3013

Re: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019

This the yearly reminder that MSU's Alumni Distinguished Scholarship test is happening this weekend. For this and future years, I'd invite quizbowlers to sit for the test as there appears to be a correlation between doing quizbowl and scoring well on the test. We are fortunate enough to have had sev...
by Progcon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

There is a private discussion forum for the set that I would encourage you to join if you played this set already. Also, due to the weather, several Ohio teams had to cancel when they were planning on attending the MSU site. I am hoping at a mirror in the Ohio area can materialize. If you missed the...
by Progcon
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)

So this happened. Chicago A cleared the field at 12-0 to clinch clear first. They played very well so congrats to them. Stats are missing for the last round for some reason in top bracket but this should be shortly. Please email me about any other stats fixes within the next week. I'd like to thank...
by Progcon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)

Please confirm attendance ASAP! Several teams have dropped due to a coming snowstorm and I want to make sure this tournament can still happen.

Thanks!
by Progcon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

I am planning on testing some of the unread Fine Arts, History and other questions tonight in the playtest Discord at 8 pm EST. If people could make it, that would be very helpful.
by Progcon
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)

A logistics email has just been sent out to registered teams. Let me know if you have not received it.
by Progcon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)

A reminder that this event will be taking place next weekend so please sign up ASAP if you haven't already done so. This tournament will now be taking place in Berkey Hall near Grand River.

I will send out more logistic information early next week.
by Progcon
Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

I am planning to playtest some of the unused Lit and Science and potentially other categories this Sunday at 8 pm EST after work. I will be using the same Discord server as the playtest mirror. If you are open player who would like to help with this process, PM me.
by Progcon
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

The OP has been updated with additional mirrors. I am still hoping that a mirror in Northern and/or Southern California can materialize. Please let me know ASAP if this is possible.
by Progcon
Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Feedback about Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 2883

Re: Feedback about Feedback

Random idea that popped into my head, but have any writers tried just explictly emailing a Google form to the coaches/teams after a tournament and asking for feedback? (Or if a mirror site, asking the hosting site to do so on their behalf?) Just something with standard questions about difficulty, p...
by Progcon
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

So this definitively happened. Neg5 stats are here . We are missing one round 9 game and hope to either input those stats or recreate them somehow. Please let me know if you have any information here. Check out my Sick Elephant (Matt, Mia, Geoffrey, and Daniel) beat Hoppes-Mikanowski (Will, Jason, J...
by Progcon
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

I sent out a logistics email with the Discord server for Saturday. Please let me know if you did not get the email and especially if your team composition changes. To the three free agents still listed on the sheet: Rahul, Kenji and Rudra, please email me if you wish to be added to a team as a fifth...
by Progcon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

3 teams listed on the spreadsheet have yet to officially register and there are still free agents. Given that this will be taking place in 2 weeks, I would like to finalize this field. Please try to finalize registration and team composition as soon as possible.
by Progcon
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Iowa has decided to mirror the set in March so this will serve as the Plains + Upper Midwest mirror and the Canada mirror will take place at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON.

Additionally, registration for the MSU site is now open. See its announcement.
by Progcon
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2674

Spartan Housewrite @ MSU (Jan. 19, 2019)

Michigan State’s Academic Competition Club is proud to announce we are hosting a mirror of Spartan Housewrite on January 19th, 2019. This is a set written by some MSU ACC members and others. A link to the main thread for the set is here . I will be serving as TD of this tournament. To register, emai...
by Progcon
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

Two teams have reached via email out to me register, and I'd like to hear from some more before expanding the field to 10 teams. Free agents, please join teams ASAP so we can expand. I personally think 10 teams is a great number for this event. EDIT (November 28): I am now expanding the field to 10 ...
by Progcon
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252191

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

So my current plan is to read the five packets in the #packet channel on the QB Discord next Sunday, September 30th at around 6 pm EST. I will read tossups and then bonuses for the crowd. If you decide to play, donations are appreciated, so please Venmo me for those. Donate what you feel like. Just...
by Progcon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

I forgot to mention this, but could the contact email for each team email me (harrisbunker AT gmail . com) and say "Hey Harris, I'm playing with players X, Y, Z. I will pay you via [CHECK/VENMO] and, if necessary, my Venmo name is [VENMONAME]." This email will formally constitute a registration. We ...
by Progcon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Several mirrors were added to the announcement. NYU and Toronto are still picking a date for their regions. I'd like to hear from people from the Northern Plains or Minnesota or Wisconsin for a second Midwest mirror out there, and I'd also like there to be mirrors in the South, UK, Plains and somewh...
by Progcon
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

Barring any unforeseen events, this tournament will take place on December 22. A discord server will be made before the event and look our for a logistics email. As I said previously, if you plan on playing this event, please use a microphone.
by Progcon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

I will pick a date for this after this Friday so get those votes in ASAP! Also, I'd really prefer it if there were no super teams as I would like to get feedback from teams that are somewhat like the average in-person fields. (A team of former high school superstars is not the modal collegiate team....
by Progcon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

The team formation spreadsheet is view only - can you fix this please :grin: Fixed. Thanks. I suspect a large number of people may want to know if there is a physical mirror near them, of which only MSU's and TJ's have thusfar been announced, before they commit to playing this online mirror. I anti...
by Progcon
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 6825

Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

I am happy to announce that we are running an OPEN playtest mirror of Spartan Housewrite in December. Please fill out this Doodle poll and pick one of the dates in late December. I know that people may be traveling for the holidays, but this is the time that works best for us. I will be running this...
by Progcon
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5692

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Discussion of whether we can narrow down quizbowl skill to one statistic is completely ignoring the problem Jakob has raised in this thread. We don't want 100 ppg high school superstars or experienced collegiate players platying in novice tournaments, and if we have to use multiple criteria to deter...
by Progcon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5692

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Harris, what criteria are you suggesting people use? if the criteria involving just PACE and HSNCT stats may miss certain players (which certainly may be true), what do you think we should incorporate? Hosts are unlikely to actually know "how strong" the people playing your tournament are, and unle...
by Progcon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

Thank you to all the schools that have filled this form out. However, I know many schools have not and may not check the forums as often. Please fill this out if your school hasn't done so, and I'd ask that you fill in information for schools that you are aware of. Please leave a comment in the shee...
by Progcon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5692

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Jakob, Naveed and others are entirely correct. I think hosts should have the right to ask for lineups of teams ahead of time for novice and should be able to ask why a certain experienced player is playing. I never played Collegiate Novice because the rules set up by the forward-thinking University ...
by Progcon
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I think it would be a good idea to have an annual top-down project in which we go through every school on the list and verify that the contact info is current and actually works. Plenty of people forget to update the old list when they leave their club, I've been burned by outdated contact info in ...
by Progcon
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 2361

New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

Hello, People on the Discord were bemoaning how outdated the collegiate contact list was. It would be great if people could edit this Google Sheet with current information about their club. The most important thing is correctly inputting the club email and that email should be actively monitored by ...
by Progcon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Milhouse wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Progcon wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:29 pm
the first in-person mirror will be on January 26, 2019.
This is the day of ACF Regionals.
This has been corrected. Thanks. I knew there was some reason I hadn't picked a date in January.
by Progcon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 9642

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Just an update on this set: It is more than 50% written. Nour from Wright State has been brought on as a lit and religion writer and has done a great job so far. However, we are looking for an experienced science editor to help out with physics and chemistry (especially physics). If you would like t...
by Progcon
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 252191

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

So my current plan is to read the five packets in the #packet channel on the QB Discord next Sunday, September 30th at around 6 pm EST. I will read tossups and then bonuses for the crowd. If you decide to play, donations are appreciated, so please Venmo me for those. Donate what you feel like. Just...
by Progcon
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5831

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

Due to the fact that I have some things related to my coursework to attend to this weekend, I can no longer play this. Sorry!
by Progcon
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3681

Re: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)

So my current plan is to read the five packets in the #packet channel on the QB Discord next Sunday, September 30th at around 6 pm EST. I will read tossups and then bonuses for the crowd. If you decide to play, donations are appreciated, so please Venmo me for those. Donate what you feel like.
by Progcon
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)
Replies: 22
Views: 5831

Re: CO Trash online mirror ANNOUNCEMENT (Sun., 9/23)

Hey! If you would like a sports specialist who may or may not be able to answer questions in other categories, lemme know so we can team. Movie and TV knowledge would be very helpful.
by Progcon
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3681

Re: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)

Okay. So I have two options for an online Discord mirror of this. The first option is to run each packet in the #packet channel of the main Quizbowl Discord channel, one packet/day over the course of a week (Monday-Friday). Alternatively, I could pick a Saturday or Sunday and just run the full 5 pac...
by Progcon
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl
Replies: 9
Views: 3683

Attention Louisville and Princeton Quizbowl

Hello, I wish I did not have to make this thread, but this thread is made to single out that the Louisville and Princeton quizbowl teams have still not paid for WAO II. This tournament happened in Fall 2017, and it is extremely disheartening that these two schools insist that we navigate purchasing ...
by Progcon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 20704

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Wakefield and Niekro are easily among the most notable knuckleball-pitchers of recent history. This is a very reasonable bonus for this difficulty IMO. The second sentence here does not follow from the first. Maybe asking for like the team RA Dickey played for last year or whatever is preferable (A...