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by Progcon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

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: 17
Views: 3632

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: 10
Views: 1568

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: 10
Views: 1568

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: 10
Views: 1568

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: 10
Views: 1568

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: 2608

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: 2608

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: 1061

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: 2608

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: 1061

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: 1061

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: 17
Views: 3632

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: 17
Views: 3632

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: 565
Views: 218320

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: 2895

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: 2315

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: 2895

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: 2315

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: 2343

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: 12677

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...
by Progcon
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12677

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Might I offer a suggestion? This thread would be more informative for players and writers if rather than just asking for a question or conversion stats you asked for why you were interested in that data. For instance, "I thought that the question on X had an awfully hard leadin. Could I see the ful...
by Progcon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FTP 3: The Final Sequence (Summer 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 2315

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

So this set is written and couldn't be mirrored at some of the sites it was supposed due to the crowded side event weekends. As such, I have decided to run it on the quizbowl Discord sometime. I was planning on reading all the tossups and having the bonuses be read for the crowd. Donations from thos...
by Progcon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Dll Preseason Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 2415

Re: Dll Preseason Poll

So I definitely agree with Alston on the importance of D2. It's also hard for a lot of teams to know which upcoming freshman are going to be committed in August before any tournaments have happened--let alone going to be on the team in February for SCT. Regardless, I want to highlight some of our st...
by Progcon
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12154

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Due to a lack of interest in FTP3, I have decided not to mirror it tomorrow night. If you are interested in hearing the set some other time, please contact me. I'd like to run the set after a tournament in the fall but if you want to hear or play it now, I'd be happy to something work out.
by Progcon
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12154

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

If interest in FTP3 on Friday night is low, I'd be fine with sending the set to people who want to read it on the car ride back home and allow the set to be mirrored some other time. I'd rather have people play the set as teams, but I'd be fine with a shootout as well. Let me know if you really want...
by Progcon
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 1620

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

I don't really see the issue. In any sports question I have written on a team in FTP, POMMSS, or whatever, I usually have something like _Detroit Lions_ [accept either] because it will be obvious from the context of the question that I am looking for, say, a NFL team. Of course, there is a prompt if...
by Progcon
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12154

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

FTP3 is going to be held Friday, August 10th on campus at probably around 6 o'clock. Please use the last tab on the team formation sheet if you wish to play! Doubles or quads would be okay with me.

Thanks and I hope to see people there.
by Progcon
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: Michigan Discussion and Schedule 2018-2019

Hey Jason, It's great to see the Grosse Pointe quizbowl cabal is growing! I will add a calendar to this post after I confirm some things. Few dates have been announced for the collegiate calendar which more-or-less dictates what is going on with us and University of Michigan. I have also heard about...
by Progcon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12154

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I made a poll for when FTP3 should be played for those interested. I'd prefer it be a casual event on Saturday night maybe after dinner because I'm driving from Detroit on Friday and will probably be pretty tired Friday night. I want to maximize the amount of people who'll play so let me know what y...
by Progcon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 565
Views: 218320

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Dominator wrote:If this is what we're doing, I've got 3 packets of IHO Sports I can read if anyone is interested. It's not a hard set, and it tries not to be too American-centric.
Sounds cool
by Progcon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12154

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Erik has unfortunately decided to pull the Illinois mirror of SNICK, and I'm sorry to all those who were looking forward to playing it at the Illinois site. This should at the very least mean we have plenty of time to get through both FILM and Chomping Down at Shoney's. If people (myself included) ...
by Progcon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Columbia Summer Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Columbia Summer Practices

Only Rafael and myself came to practice on Tuesday so we left early and idn't actually practice. Please show up on time (around 6 pm) if you want to play. I hope to see people there at the last practice before CO! Also, next week is my last week in NYC. I'd like to go to a bar trivia in the area aft...
by Progcon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)

Thanks to Matt and all the readers for doing this! 18 rounds over two days is a ton of work and all the moderators were nice and quick to address any issues.

Thanks again.
by Progcon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:OK, we now have 3 staffers on both days. As such, I've increased the field cap.
Huzzah!
by Progcon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)

More worryingly, what's going to happen if Connor Mayers can only staff on Saturday as the sheet indicates, and Matt's the only one staffing on Sunday? This is a very serious concern. I hope this event actually runs with teams on Sunday but I would have appreciated it if there had been more announc...
by Progcon
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 1727

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)

Can we have an update on this including schedule? I don't know about the other teams, but I would be pretty bored playing the same 3 opponents over the course of 20 rounds. Any chance of either 1) allowing more teams or 2) allowing for teams to switch up after day 1? I'd be fine paying a bit extra m...
by Progcon
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3247

Re: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)

So yeah I deeply apologize for how unformatted FTP3 looked and how slowly the packets were sent out. I was under the impression that I'd have more time to work on the set today, and one of our writers didn't have WiFi all day and couldn't upload this questions. The packetizor from QEMS was not worki...
by Progcon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Columbia Summer Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Columbia Summer Practices

This may be a little late, but I was told that there are some people coming to Columbia practice today, so if you were thinking of showing up please do. It's hot and we can relax by playing some quizbowl!
by Progcon
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Columbia Summer Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Columbia Summer Practices

Given that no one is here at 6:20, I'm heading out. Let me know if you want to practice on Thursday (the day after the 4th of July) because I'm not planning on coming otherwise. I assume people aren't here because of the holiday which is more than okay.
by Progcon
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

AKKOLADE wrote:I will try to get an online mirror set up later this week.
When will this be announced? I can't play the June 28/29th weekend due to flying to Detroit from NYC and family stuff, but I'd love to play the set and this is really my only shot after the Rutgers mirror got nixed.

Thanks.
by Progcon
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12154

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Cheynem wrote:Is there a chance of any Friday events (perhaps some of the informal ones)?
This was the plan for FTP 3. I'd be fine either holding it in a hotel room or in a class room depending on interest and what people want to do.
by Progcon
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Columbia Summer Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Columbia Summer Practices

Like last Thursday, Hamilton 301 is empty and I guess we can have practice here.

Edit: we are again in 301 Hamilton and I think the current plan is to be here very Tuesday/Thursday unless something comes up.
by Progcon
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

Can someone associated with the Rutgers team make a poll with the weekends that Rutgers could hypothetically hold a NASAT mirror? Thanks.
by Progcon
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 4389

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

If this is going to happen June or July, I'd love to commute from NYC and play NASAT. I guess I can also ask people at Columbia practice on Tuesday or Thursday if there is interest.
by Progcon
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Columbia Summer Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: Columbia Summer Practices

Has a room been picked for this?
by Progcon
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5200

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

We are reading the Guys the tossups in Living Room of the hotel as a shootout. All are free to join. This happened. We didn't keep stats but I feel like we remembered a lot of guys--including some I, unsurprisingly, didn't remember myself--over the course of six packets. Everyone remembered some de...
by Progcon
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5200

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

We are reading the Guys the tossups in Living Room of the hotel as a shootout. All are free to join.
by Progcon
Thu May 31, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5200

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

A couple of people have expressed interest in Remembering some Guys, but I'd like to hear from some more people going to PACE. Let me know if want to play the packets as a shootout on Saturday night.
by Progcon
Tue May 29, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: List of NSC (2018) Side Events
Replies: 22
Views: 5200

Re: List of NSC (2018) Side Events

How much interest is there in Let's Remember Some Guys on Saturday night? It'd be a free shootout likely in someone's hotel room. I think we could fit in some packets after Historature and SOUNDTRACK. Let me know if you are down to Remember some guys.