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by wcheng
Tue May 14, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

Since the Qblitz mirror has been canceled, we are uploading our questions to the database earlier than anticipated.
by wcheng
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors

Hey, if you're a college or high school player who's yet to hear the Terrapin questions, I would highly recommend checking out our online mirror on Qblitz from May 13-17 if you haven't already! We are very excited to bring our questions to this new platform, and the more people who play, the more pe...
by wcheng
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

Hey, if you're a college or high school player who's yet to hear the Terrapin questions, I would highly recommend checking out our online mirror on Qblitz from May 13-17 if you haven't already! We are very excited to bring our questions to this new platform, and the more people who play, the more pe...
by wcheng
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

I am very happy to announce that we are partnering with Qblitz to bring our set online! If you haven't had the opportunity to play one of our in-person mirrors, this is a great chance to experience the set in live competition.
by wcheng
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Harder Questions in the Finals?
Replies: 11
Views: 2380

Re: Harder Questions in the Finals?

I'm against making the questions harder in the finals, but I'm perfectly fine with shifting some of the harder answerlines in the set to later packets, and we should make sure we're distinguishing between the two when we talk about it. Could you clarify this distinction? I think I understand what y...
by wcheng
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin @ MSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

Re: Terrapin @ MSU

Thank you for playing our set! Please request access to our private forum by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 UMD Terrapin discussion. If you are a new forum user, please make sure your signature is enabled with your name.
by wcheng
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 31
Views: 8653

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I graduated from Maryland in December and I've been living in Palo Alto for my full-time job as a software engineer for about a month so far. I'm down to staff local tournaments, though without a car I'll probably need a ride to staff anywhere besides Stanford.
by wcheng
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

I've already made weekend plans for Sunday under the assumption that there are no side events, and in any case I can't really play Sunday side events since I have to fly out on Sunday evening. Since the guerilla history has long been announced for Saturday evening, it would seem rather arbitrary to ...
by wcheng
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin at Stanford (3/2)
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: 2019 Terrapin at Stanford (3/2)

A private forum has been created for Terrapin, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 UMD Terrapin discussion.
by wcheng
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin 2019 @ Auburn (3/2/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Terrapin 2019 @ Auburn (3/2/19)

A private forum has been created for Terrapin, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 UMD Terrapin discussion.
by wcheng
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin @ MIT (3/2/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 2775

Re: Terrapin @ MIT (3/2/19)

A private forum has been created for Terrapin, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 UMD Terrapin discussion.
by wcheng
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 2888

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

A private forum has been created for Terrapin, so please request access by clicking User Control Panel (under your username in the top right corner) => Usergroups => 2019 UMD Terrapin discussion.
by wcheng
Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

Hi everyone, final stats have been posted. Bentley et al. won in an exciting one-game final against "goons" (Nguyen et al.). I'll be reaching out to teams over this evening and tomorrow to resolve all outstanding payments and send out the survey forum. Thank you so much for playing! Your feedback ha...
by wcheng
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSING 2/20]

A 9th team just registered for the tournament. There's one more spot left and I (and I'm sure most of your competitors) would prefer to have a 10-team field so that the tournament can proceed without byes. Registration is first-come, first-serve, so please get your email in ASAP! We have 10 teams r...
by wcheng
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 7383

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

When will Guerilla History (or other side events, for that matter) be taking place?
by wcheng
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSING 2/20]

The tournament is up to 7 teams and I would like to have either 8 or 10 teams in the final field in order to provide smooth scheduling for all teams. I am closing registration at 10 PM PST on 2/20 , and registration will work on a first-come, first-serve basis as previously stated. The next team to ...
by wcheng
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

Hey, we currently have 5 teams in the field with 5 spots remaining. This is a reminder that registration is first-come first-serve based off of when you send me an email. I would like to have all teams registered by 2/20, in the interests of having some time to properly set up the Discord server in ...
by wcheng
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors

We've gotten a lot of interest from states in using Terrapin for their NASAT tryouts, and we are excited to see our set being used in this way! I've added some information about which states will be using Terrapin in the OP--mirror fees for NASAT tryouts and all other individual events will be $10 p...
by wcheng
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

Is there an update on a high school mirror of Terrapin? Hi Anson (and other interested high schoolers), MAQT is planning to set up a DC area high school mirror. Can I ask you to direct all future questions about Maryland tournaments to Alex Echikson (umdquizbowl@gmail.com)? I will not personally be...
by wcheng
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

I just got word that Georgia Tech will not be able to host Terrapin because of a room reservation issue. If there are any other sites in the region willing to host, please feel free to the reach out! We can be flexible with the date if hosting on the 2nd proves to be an issue.
by wcheng
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

I see a lot of teams forming in the spreadsheet but I haven't gotten many registration emails yet. Just a reminder that I need an email to have your registration be official, and that this is first come, first serve.
by wcheng
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors

Yes, I have confirmation from MAQT's club president that we will be able to host a Terrapin mirror.
by wcheng
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

Just a reminder that any team that wants to play has to email me to officially register. So far, I have yet to receive any registration emails.
by wcheng
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 4367

2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]

I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the online open Discord mirror of 2019 Terrapin in a month on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019 . We are going to have an initial soft cap of 10 teams that is subject to change depending on interest in playing this tournament. Schedule The tournament wil...
by wcheng
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 2180

Re: Maintaining Boundaries

Thank you for making this thread, David. This is an excellent set of guidelines about an issue that I have briefly pondered but never really considered in depth. I was curious if you had any thoughts about boundaries between older college students (i.e. grad students) and younger ones (i.e. freshman...
by wcheng
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ Johns Hopkins (11/10/2018)
Replies: 6
Views: 3635

Re: Sun God @ Johns Hopkins (11/10/2018)

Leland, thank you for running the tournament! It was a commendable effort for a first time TD and I enjoyed the event, although the rooms in my morning bracket ran very slowly and the pace became grueling at times. For future events, I would suggest room-balancing brackets (i.e. distributing games i...
by wcheng
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Re: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors

GDS and a couple of other high school teams were unable to play EFT at UMD because of UMD room reservation policies. Will UMD Quizbowl be working to be sure that they will have worked around said policies and be allowed by the school to host a high school mirror of Terrapin? Hi Matthew, we complete...
by wcheng
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 2795

Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors

I am pleased to announce that the 2019 edition of Terrapin will be available for pre-Nationals mirrors starting in March 2019 ! Eligibility All high schoolers are eligible to play Terrapin as closed teams in designated high school mirrors. Students who are dual-enrolled are eligible to play in eithe...
by wcheng
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 12721

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

I also would like to thank Margaret and the other members of Penn quizbowl for running another successful iteration of Penn Bowl! I know from experience that running a large tournament with 38 teams is no easy task, and many of the difficulties my team experienced at the tournament are understandabl...
by wcheng
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

We are currently in the process of confirming mirror sites with potential hosts who have expressed interest, and have updated the OP with those sites that we have confirmed so far. If you are in a region that does not have a mirror site, please feel free to send me an email at weijia05@yahoo.com and...
by wcheng
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29
Replies: 10
Views: 4391

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29

This tournament was won by Johns Hopkins A after defeating Maryland A in a disadvantaged final. Thank you to all of the teams who have come to our tournament! We apologize for the delays and miscommunications, but hope we were able to provide a smooth and enjoyable experience. Prelim and playoff sta...
by wcheng
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29
Replies: 10
Views: 4391

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29

If it's not showing because it takes a bit for newer posters I don't mean to be rush, but does this mean the field cap is 17 teams? To ensure a quicker response, I just want to let everyone know that we hope to accommodate all of the teams that have registered today, with a field cap of hopefully 2...
by wcheng
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 17198

Re: Boston Summer Open I

As others have said, this tournament ran pretty well and it was great to hear some of the side events that have been written for this year. If this becomes a recurring thing and I'm around the Northeast in the future, I'd definitely come again!
by wcheng
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2017 Maryland Fall available for Mirrors
Replies: 7
Views: 7580

Re: 2017 Maryland Fall available for Mirrors

2017 Maryland Fall has just been uploaded to the archives and should be available soon. Thank you to everyone who has played our set and waited patiently for it to be posted! Also, if you are a Maryland Fall host and have not yet paid your mirror fees, please contact Sarang Yeola using the provided ...
by wcheng
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 17198

Re: Boston Summer Open I

I'd be completely unable to attend this tournament if it was moved to any later of a date, so I'm hoping it can stay where it is.
by wcheng
Wed May 30, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 54218

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

As so many others have expressed, I find it disturbing that NAQT has not removed Matt Bruce given the predatory inclinations that he has demonstrated in his blog. Given that so much of NAQT's business is hosting competitions for minors, NAQT's first priority should be to ensure the safety of these m...
by wcheng
Tue May 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 201

There has already been significant discussion on other threads about whether high school teams should play in collegiate tournaments; I hope not to rehash that discussion in this thread, which I would prefer to focus on logistics. If you would like to discuss the philosophy behind the eligibility ru...
by wcheng
Tue May 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 201

Charbroil wrote:Is there a rationale behind not letting closed high school teams play this tournament?
Closed high school teams are allowed to play this tournament, but only at designated high school mirrors intended for nationals preparation. An announcement for high school mirrors is forthcoming.
by wcheng
Tue May 08, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 6820

2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

I am pleased to announce 2019’s edition of Terrapin , a medium-difficulty tournament that will be available for mirrors starting March 2019 . This tournament will be written by members of the Maryland quizbowl team with some assistance and oversight from interested alumni. Eligibility All players wh...
by wcheng
Tue May 01, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Re: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement

This tournament is intended to be mirrored in early March, whereas historically we have seem MUT/SMT mirrors take place later in March or even April or May. Also, MUT and SMT are targeted explicitly at undergrads and do not allow graduate students to play; Terrapin will be intended for all players a...
by wcheng
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

Re: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement

As an E.F.T.-difficulty set available in March, is this tournament meant to replace the usual March Undergraduate Tournament on the schedule? If so, will it also be undergrad-only? It is not directly intended to replace MUT/EMT/SMT, since it should be appropriate for teams of all skill levels. The ...
by wcheng
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3291

2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement

Since there's no 2018-2019 tournament schedule thread yet, I am preemptively posting this thread in anticipation of an upcoming announcement for 2019 Terrapin 30. Terrapin 30 will be targeted as an EFT-difficulty set, which will be available for mirrors starting in March 2019. Though the set is prim...
by wcheng
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere
Replies: 17
Views: 5593

Re: Public discourse, on the forums and elsewhere

I don’t care if you do these things in private, but when you do it on the forums, on the Discord, or elsewhere, you affect more than just the people you’re insulting (whether they read it or care or not). Younger players, high school and below, read what you say in public, often with little to no c...
by wcheng
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 24091

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

The purpose of this post is two fold. The first is to draw your attention to Weijia Cheng and Graham Reid. Weijia is an excellent player who deserves a spot on your ballot. His skills are best showcased on difficult content. He's on when it counts the most. This year he got to showcase that in a po...
by wcheng
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 7982

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

When the original poll was posted, I voted "Too insular" and "Lack of professionalism." With this post I'd like to offer my opinion on why I think college quizbowl is too insular, as someone who hasn't really been involved in college quizbowl for that long and whose time (and, unfortunately, intere...
by wcheng
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 7982

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

When the original poll was posted, I voted "Too insular" and "Lack of professionalism." With this post I'd like to offer my opinion on why I think college quizbowl is too insular, as someone who hasn't really been involved in college quizbowl for that long and whose time (and, unfortunately, interes...
by wcheng
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 11966

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

I agree with Chris and Evan with their concern about the "sanctioning" powers of this proposed committee. I could see how the presence of a committee might help prospective editors schedule and announce the year's tournaments in a more organized manner, and I believe that it could be helpful with ma...
by wcheng
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2275

Re: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Overall, I want to thank the writers for putting together this set, especially since many of them are new to writing college quizbowl tournaments! Generally speaking, I thought that the difficulty was reasonable and the answerlines were well-chosen, but I think there were some structural issues with...
by wcheng
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck
Replies: 11
Views: 6499

Re: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck

Jonathan Magin and I could use two more players, especially someone who knows science.
by wcheng
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) at Johns Hopkins 3/10/18
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) at Johns Hopkins 3/1

My thanks to the JHU team for running this tournament! The rounds went smoothly and were well-organized. I would definitely consider attending future tournaments at JHU.