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by jasongg17
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 4
Views: 831

Re: SCT placement policies

I would second Conor's post, and add that NAQT is placing an enormous, entirely unnecessary burden on teams playing and ESPECIALLY on teams hosting SCT by not taking the very, very, simple step of explicitly telling at the very least their SCT hosts clearly and precisely how they want placement (and...
by jasongg17
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18046

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Online: date TBD Just so folks know, I'll be running this on discord at some point if demand is there for it even after people play the in-person mirrors (though do not take that statement to mean that the online mirror will necessarily be held at a date later than all of the in-person mirrors). Th...
by jasongg17
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 4740

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:44 pm
hey, can the jason who filled out the doodle poll email me for the IRC info? don't want to invite the wrong person.
Just emailed you.
by jasongg17
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 4970

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

Also would be interested in an August date.
by jasongg17
Mon May 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Mirroring British Tournaments
Replies: 6
Views: 2556

Re: Mirroring British Tournaments

Hello! Over the past couple of months, the Canadian circuit has been trying to set our summer tournament schedule. We've been hoping to host a mirror of either this year's Oxford Open or Cambridge Open, since they have not yet been played in Canada. However, we have been completely unable to get in...
by jasongg17
Mon May 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 20493

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Like Aseem, I'm also super-late to this, but I definitely thought that this unnecessarily rigorous discussion could use more good old-fashioned "you should vote for my teammates" posts. So if you're still filling out your ballot, you should definitely vote for my teammates. Like, all of them, ideall...
by jasongg17
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 15713

Re: Players Choice Awards

I'm going to admit to possessing a certain amount of bias here, but I think Warwick A's 310-215 win over Cambridge A (Jason, Ewan, Ellie and Ephraim) at ACF Regionals should be in contention for Upset of the Year. One of those teams finished 5th at Nats whereas the other team didn't even finish in ...
by jasongg17
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 5921

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game. It's also worth noting that their top of second bracket finis...
by jasongg17
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 13131

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I’m headed to the University of Arizona for an MS in medical physics. I may try and see if I can revive the team there, and I’d be happy to staff whatever high school stuff exists there, time permitting. As person who was born in Arizona (but has not been there since I was six months old), I kind o...
by jasongg17
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 16053

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Have you considered not reserving rooms on behalf of NHBB if they continue to run bad tournaments? It seems like they are reflecting badly on your club, even if you aren't associated with them. Basically, NHBB could reserve rooms anyway without us helping (and since David Madden is an alum '00 of P...
by jasongg17
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 8178

Re: Midseason poll

PSA: Don't forget Johns Hopkins this time! And I'd say this about Johns Hopkins prior to Robert Chu joining them. Also Oxford this year is sneaky good and should probably be ranked a little higher than in the pre-season poll. Daoud Jackson has the scariest metagaming proficiency I've seen by anybod...
by jasongg17
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open: American Editors Required
Replies: 5
Views: 2657

Re: Oxford Open: American Editors Required

In my capacity as "American who played the British version of this set." I will completely back up Daoud's assessment. There are a few cases of unnecessarily confusing wordings, but I'll bet Daoud is or has already taken care of those. OOT 2018 was a tremendously fun set whose Americanization would ...
by jasongg17
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 15940

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I took scores on my 19-tossup musicals packet for some reason, which came out as follows:

John Lawrence: 110
Greg Peterson: 100
Alston Boyd: 55
Dakota (?): 45
Alex Damisch: 10
Erik Christensen: -5
Adam Sperber: -10
by jasongg17
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 15940

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

As I've already mentioned on the discord (but in case people don't see it there) my musicals packet will almost certainly not quite be a full packet, but it will have at least 15 tossups that range in answer-line difficulty from "harder than anything that comes up in SCT/IS packets but still reasona...
by jasongg17
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 15940

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I may have a musical theater packet for this that will be harder than last year's (though not abusively so, I just want to see if I can avoid having every question get powered this time). We'll see exactly how much I get done after a family dinner tonight/tomorrow morning, but this will happen and ...
by jasongg17
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 15940

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I may have a musical theater packet for this that will be harder than last year's (though not abusively so, I just want to see if I can avoid having every question get powered this time).
by jasongg17
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Thought Monstrosity on Skype (August 26th, 2017)
Replies: 9
Views: 3296

Re: Thought Monstrosity on Skype (August 26th, 2017)

ahuff wrote:Is it to late to join a team?
Young's final call, obviously, but half of the teams have a spot open, so I doubt it.
by jasongg17
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3588

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

Sorry for the short notice folks, but practice is off tonight owing to most of the regulars' being unable to make it. We should still have practices through next week, though.
by jasongg17
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 6081

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

Please add me (and Ophir and Jakob and Will) on Skype if you have not done so already. My handle's the very tacky jasoniusg.
by jasongg17
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3588

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

CPiGuy wrote:Will these still be happening the first week of August (so, the 1st and/or the 3rd)? I'll be in the general area that week and would love to come at least once.
Yup! Be warned, with the partial exception of Rafael Krichevsky, we're extremely goofy.
by jasongg17
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3588

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

We've set up shop in Hamilton 303 tonight on account of people in 309. We may move back to 309 later tonight, and this does not affect any practice other than tonight's (I think).
by jasongg17
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How to attract new members
Replies: 11
Views: 6755

Re: How to attract new members

Hi, I am now working at La Salle Academy in NYC and want to start a quiz bowl team. I am open to suggestions but want to know if there are any leagues in or near the City with regular tournaments. Thanks Johann Yay, more teams in NYC! One bit of advice following up on Michael's is that tournaments ...
by jasongg17
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer practices at Columbia
Replies: 9
Views: 3588

Re: Summer practices at Columbia

For the sake of clarity, Columbia Quiz Bowl's website is outdated with respect to summer practice times. They do in fact take place from 6 to 9 on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hamilton 309. Ben just had an important but somewhat impromptu appointment with a professor on Tuesday.
by jasongg17
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 17159

Re: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read

I'm surprised Ionesco hasn't been mentioned yet, but I've adored everything I've ever read/seen by him. Rhinoceros in particular is one of my favorite works of fiction ever.
by jasongg17
Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 208
Views: 124351

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Can somebody recommend to me books on Aztec and Egyptian mythology? I've got nothing for Aztec, but Gods, Heroes and Monsters by Carolina Lopez-Ruiz is fantastic for deeper cuts of Egyptian myth, and I can guarantee that it will also comically over-prepare you for any ancient near eastern myth if y...
by jasongg17
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 14838

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

I'd like to volunteer to staff this. I'd also be open to playing if necessary to keep the number of people playing even.
by jasongg17
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 20575

Re: It's Lit

If anybody's looking for a teammate that will nail one or two absurdly specific things and then get absolutely nothing else, shoot me a message! Otherwise I'd be happy to staff this.
by jasongg17
Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing resources for new teams
Replies: 4
Views: 2534

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 tourn...
by jasongg17
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement
Replies: 33
Views: 7306

Re: Limits of the "Back to the Classroom" Movement

However, when you actually look up some of these people, you find that many of them aren't the best-known folks in the field This really is the cardinal screw-up of these sorts of questions (Duckworth is actually kind of a bad example, because she's taught in psych 101 classes a lot nowadays, but t...
by jasongg17
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 11968

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

If there's demand, would people potentially be okay with allowing a five-person team or two? Don't think it's wise to have too many teams - six is ideal for a double round robin + finals setup, and minimizes the number of rooms we need (3) but wouldn't want to shut out people who want to play. As l...
by jasongg17
Thu May 25, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 573
Views: 246013

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Would anybody be interested in playing a packet of super-hard pre 20th-century Japanese history and/or a packet of stupidly hard Ethiopian and Somali history? I was thinking of writing them for fun and to lock some cool stuff that doesn't come up much in quiz bowl into my head and then figured I mig...
by jasongg17
Sat May 20, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranking
Replies: 56
Views: 24745

Re: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranki

(sadly Princeton's program seemed somewhat unstable during his time) On the non-competitive side of things we've actually been more stable than we look. One of the sillier things constraining tournament attendance is that Pton's academic calendar is, well, wonky to say the least with the result tha...
by jasongg17
Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 8236

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

So far, 34 people have received at least one vote. There are some exceedingly close votes right now, including who will make up the top five (and aside from #1, what order), who will be in the top ten, and who will be in the top 25 (#25 and #26 are currently separated by one point). So please send ...
by jasongg17
Tue May 09, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 12486

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

As my signature would suggest, I'll be at Cambridge doing a one-year master's, and will hopefully be able to play the UK circuit as much as possible. EDIT: because I am eligible to do so (thanks Alex and Stephen)
by jasongg17
Mon May 08, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories (February 2017)
Replies: 20
Views: 8361

Re: Scattergories (February 2017)

This was very fun to read through...Wish I could've played! Even though I would have been a complete buzzer rock on most of it, the above summarizes my feelings. Also, as you can guess from my avatar, I'm super happy that Ubu got tossed up (though to be ridiculously pedantic I should point out that...
by jasongg17
Wed May 03, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 8236

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

People who I think should get a bump from last year: Rafael Krichevsky - Rafael was already his team's best player on hard questions, but this year he's also improved his ability to translate this into more buzzes against top teams (notably, Ben Zhang had a higher PPG in top brackets than Rafael la...
by jasongg17
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nationalities of Title Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5451

Re: Nationalities of Title Winners

Will Nediger is Canadian. Will Nediger is the only person to have won ICT, ACF Nationals, and Reach for the Top Nationals. Has anyone come close to winning all three of ICT, ACF Nationals, and University Challenge? We're backing Jason Golfinos to do the triple next year :shock: Jason Golfinos is sl...
by jasongg17
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 23237

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Can I make a quick plea for exactly two more people to sign up for this either as a team or as free agents? That way free agents can be arranged such that we'd have six teams of two.
by jasongg17
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 7452

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Jared, do you have an idea of when you're going to decide the date for the tournament? So far, five schools have expressed the desire to play on April 15, so that seems like a good date to hold it. Speaking in my purely unofficial capacities as "guy submitting the room reservation forms" and "guy w...
by jasongg17
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 14316

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Liberty-- J: Spends a bunch of time on Constant, who is, like, not a philosopher? A: Yeah, once again, if your goal when writing a philosophy question is to reward engagement with philosophy, you should clue philosophers. How is Constant not a philosopher? Eric Xu first-lined this tossup with somet...
by jasongg17
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Certamen
Replies: 11
Views: 3815

Re: Certamen

I'm rustier than the Antikythera Mechanism on my Greek and Latin, but I'd definitely be interested in such an event.
by jasongg17
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44220

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Because I forgot to post this in the chat afterwards, the final score of my Broadway packet (including the tiebreaker) was as follows, using my ridiculously imperfect method of knowing some but not all peoples' names and occasionally trying to glean a first or full name out of handles: John Lawrence...
by jasongg17
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 7367

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but is there any chance these questions will be posted? Silly answer: If you give me back my legions (sorry I couldn't resist) Serious answer: It's up to Kurtis, but it almost certainly will be at some point. The other writers and I all have copies of the set as we...
by jasongg17
Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 15687

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Um, yes please (assuming you're fine with college people playing).
by jasongg17
Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44220

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I intend to have a Broadway packet ready to go. I'm about halfway done with it at the moment. Right, so my Broadway packet is now two questions from completion (one actual question and the tiebreaker), so it'll definitely be good to go for Festivus and will follow the following answerline distribut...
by jasongg17
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6129

Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
luke1865 wrote:Will stats for this tourney be up soon?
Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/)
My understanding is that it's finals week at Columbia, so the stats delay is pretty reasonable.
by jasongg17
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44220

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Quantumhovercraft wrote:I have ~20 ASOIAF/GOT tossups if people are interested.
Seven hells, yes.
by jasongg17
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 44220

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I intend to have a Broadway packet ready to go. I'm about halfway done with it at the moment.
by jasongg17
Thu Nov 10, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to be a Good College History Player + other stuff
Replies: 6
Views: 2633

Re: How to be a Good College History Player + other stuff

The most important thing you need to do, and I can't emphasize this enough, is to really enjoy history as something to learn regardless of its quiz bowl utility. The primary reason I'm remotely competent at this game, especially in history, is that reading old packets and wikipedia articles and hist...
by jasongg17
Thu Nov 10, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 6766

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

Badass eschatological Muslim superhero Jesus, the things being announced right now!