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by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Since this may be relevant for A values, I believe the current stat sheet doesn't reflect the actual final standings. Rutgers A and Columbia B both went 3-2 in the playoff bracket (including games carried over from prelims as specified by the schedule). Because we lost to Columbia C in the morning ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Congratulations to University of Virginia for winning an advantaged final over Columbia A (350-245). Penn A came in third after losing to a play-in match for the final to Columbia. Congratulations also DII (and undergraduate) champions Maryland B and 2nd place Princeton. Stats are up. Edits can be a...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

To clarify, the field is up to date as I understand it. All staffers and teams should have received logistics e-mails this week– contact me immediately if you have any questions!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 1031

Re: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

I enjoy browsing the essays on the Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ; the hyperlinks within the articles and suggested articles are great for getting context beyond memorizing painting clues. Also have to plug the fact the Met has uploaded PDFs of a ton of out of print exhibition catalogs or ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

I am happy to announce that we will be able to admit all waitlist teams for an updated field of 24 teams which is now a cap pending staff. We would always still welcome any extra local staffers to help the tournament run even more efficiently (affiliated or not)– we can pay for your transportation a...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

My apologies for not updating the field list recently. Due to the overwhelming interest, I think unfortunately it would be best to implement a retroactive waitlist for schools intending to bring more than two teams until I can definitely secure more staff so that every school has the opportunity to ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Full statistics from the tournament are now online – please report any errors to me so I can update the report as necessary. Congratulations to Manheim Township A, Manheim Township B and Carver A for their top finishes. Thank you so much to Alex Dzurick, Alex Sankaran, Ben Cushing, Patrick Matthews...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 3912

ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will host the Mid-Atlantic site of this year's ACF Regionals on Saturday, January 26, 2019. REGISTRATION : To register, you must: Fill out the central ACF Regionals registration form . AND E-mail us at swarthmorequizbowl [AT] gmail [DOT] com...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Coaches have been contacted with preliminary logistics and we have tentatively filled the field. Pending sufficient interest, we may expand the field further up to 24 teams.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

With our field just over halfway filled, any schools considering registering should please do so. We will open the field to waitlist teams at the end of this month (October 27th).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

bjenzweiler wrote:When do you need registration completed by?
Hi BJ, it would be great if you could register by October so we can confirm space requirements. Please email me if you think you will need more time!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 5698

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

I would love to play and can help operate a carpool from Northern NJ (off of the NJ transit Bergen Line if you're coming from NYC).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2622

Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the second annual Swarthmore Novice, a beginner's high school-tournament on Saturday, November 10, 2018. This tournament will use the SCOP Novice 9 set. Details on the set can be found here . Registration: Registration can be...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 46047

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Swarthmore Quizbowl will no longer support NAQT by attending or hosting its tournaments until Matt Bruce is removed from the company's tournaments, leadership and decision making. We hope to see this action taken as soon as possible.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2670

Re: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

Complete stats are up. Congratulations to Bethlehem Catholic for finishing in first, and Downingtown East and Archbishop Ryan for a tie in 2nd place. We apologize for the mix-up regarding the tiebreaker and appreciate your understanding. Thank you especially to Brian from Carver; Ian, Saras, and Jo...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2670

Re: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

Field is updated and a logistics email went out earlier this week. Teams, please contact me if your information is not up to date.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2670

Re: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

The field list is now up-to-date: any teams still interested who have not yet contacted me, please do so by January 15th so I may open the waitlist.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 2670

SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Swarthmore Novice , a high school-tournament on Saturday, January 27, 2018 . This tournament will use the SCOP Novice set. Details on the set can be found here . Registration: Registration can be completed at this link . If y...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Pennsylvania Tournaments 2017-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 6029

Re: Pennsylvania Tournaments 2017-2018

Swarthmore will be hosting a tournament on SCOP Novice on January 27.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 6520

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

I do know some things about art and don't know many people- let me know if I can join your team! (If numbers don't work out, I would be glad to read as well.)
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing resources for new teams
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Re: Writing resources for new teams

I think I remember Chris Chiego posting something in this ball park for high schoolers. Maybe that could be jury-rigged a bit. (Incidentally, I'm jealous your administration offered the possibility of getting funded at all! Princeton's entire budget has been the profits from PHSAT and whatever tour...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing resources for new teams
Replies: 4
Views: 2537

Writing resources for new teams

This past year I went through the process of reinstating Swarthmore Quizbowl as a legitimate, school-recognized club eligible for club funding. In the interim, I went through some other grant methods to fund our activities and in the meantime found myself reusing the same text that I wrote on why qu...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 6236

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

May I see the tossup on David? I remember hearing some painting that I saw at the Met and was wondering what it is. It's this one! (Probably?) I saw it too, so it's where I buzzed. :P I am only really qualified to talk about the visual arts and I know you didn't write everything I am mentioning, so...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 8792

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this set, especially if there's an online mirror since I probably won't be at any summer opens.
What Eric said. A few of my non-board-reading teammates as well.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 14588

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

My reservation for Friday night just went through- I had to switch from Chrome to Firefox to be able to proceed from guest info to payment info and finish, if that helps any.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Certamen
Replies: 11
Views: 3822

Re: Certamen

Seeing as half of Swarthmore's team are classics people (myself included), we would also be interested. :)
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44269

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I have a "things that could reasonably be tossed up with normal clues but instead all the clues are musical theater" packet that has been seen by some folks but (hopefully?) not too many.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 15197

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

The final edition of our set is now available for download.

Thank you to Mr. Pinyan, Ben Zhang, and Alex Dzurick for their help in reviewing the set and to our mirror sites for sharing this set with some great teams.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Our final mirror will be this Saturday at Miami Valley School's tournament in Dayton. If you would still like to mirror this set, please contact me immediately. Otherwise BASQT will be posted publicly shortly after April 2.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

Stats from this tournament are available live courtesy of Neg5.org here.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

With 17 teams now in the field, I just wanted to post a reminder for teams to register. If you would like to attend this year's BASQT, please register by Saturday, February 27th so we have ample time to determine the schedule.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

NBQuizbowl wrote:Umm I'm pretty sure that East Babylon should be North Babylon. It could've been my mistake when filling out the form.
Nope, it was my mistake- thank you for notifying me and my apologies!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

This tournament has now been Platinum Certified by PACE, meaning the top 25% of teams will qualify for the PACE-NSC on June 4th and 5th in Chicago.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

Our apologies for the delay. Registration is now open. In order to accommodate as many schools as possible, only the first two teams from a school are guaranteed a place in the field. Further teams will be placed on a wait-list. Please feel free to contact me via PM with any questions.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

12 of the 14 packets for BASQT have now been written and we are still accepting mirror requests. Here are the current sites (last updated January 4): Mirror Sites: Huskie Bowl at NIU , Northern Illinois University, DeKalb IL - January 31st Halsville, MO - February 6 BASQT II , Bergen County Academie...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

Xochiquetzal wrote:The 1/1 World lit distribution includes Continental Europe as well?
Yes, "World" here means anything not originally written in English.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

Re: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

Current Field (Teams / Buzzers / Moderators, last update 2/26) Mountain Lakes - 2/1/1 Middlesex County Academy- 2/2/0 Phillipsburg - 2/1/1 Hunter College HS - 2/2/0 1/2/0 Ithaca - 2/1/0 Ridgewood - 2/2/0 1/1/0 "Quintet" - 1/0/0 "Mather" - 1/0/0 Kellenberg - 2/3/0 Lehigh Valley Academy - 1/0/0 Tenaf...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4401

BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

The Bergen County Academies Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce its first-ever housewritten packet for our tournament, the second Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament (BASQT). This set will be head-edited by senior Zachary Stier and written by members of the Bergen team at regular-season hig...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th
Replies: 10
Views: 5623

BASQT II - Hackensack, NJ - March 5th

Bergen County Academies Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that we will be hosting BASQT II, a high school-tournament on Saturday, March 5th, 2016. Bergen Academies Spring Quiz Tournament 2016 Questions: We will be using the first ever BASQT set, edited and written by members of the Bergen County Acad...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 27237

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

As per private discussions with the High Tech Team, the second annual Bergen Academies' Spring Quizbowl Tournament (BASQT) will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016. We are looking to cater to teams in the New York Metro Area, whereas High Tech will be serving southern New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Del...