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by wcheng
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

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: 5
Views: 1735

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: 10
Views: 3730

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: 10
Views: 3730

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)
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

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: 5
Views: 1735

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)
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

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)
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

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

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: 1624

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: 3166

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: 5
Views: 1735

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: 5
Views: 1735

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: 11243

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: 10
Views: 3730

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: 3725

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: 3725

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: 14676

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: 6913

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: 14676

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: 45885

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: 10
Views: 3730

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: 10
Views: 3730

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: 10
Views: 3730

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: 2796

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: 2796

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: 2796

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: 4643

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: 20457

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: 6927

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: 6927

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: 9617

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: 1709

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: 5799

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: 3959

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.
by wcheng
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Religion
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Religion

Could I see the Abu Sufyan and Bilal bonuses? In Islamic eschatology, a figure identified as a descendant of this man will begin an uprising in the Levant before going on to attack Medina and Kufa. For 10 points each: [10] Name this man, who was a leader of the Quraysh tribe and early opponent of M...
by wcheng
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Religion
Replies: 3
Views: 815

CMST: Religion

I have created this thread to provide some insight into my approach towards writing and editing religion in this set, and to welcome feedback for the category. Though I would have certainly liked to play this year's spring open, I decided to accept an invitation to edit religion for CMST because I w...
by wcheng
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD

Thanks to all of the teams and players for coming! In the end, Doki Doki Quizbowl Club defeated "Brownstein et al." in the first game of the advantaged final, giving them the win. Stats have been posted for all games.
by wcheng
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

My thanks to all of the staffers and players who have come from near and far to UMD's mirror of CMST! We had a great tournament, with Brownstein et al. finishing two games ahead of "Bloq Mayus" and OSU at the end of the prelims, hence winning the tournament outright. Playoff and combined stats are p...
by wcheng
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

Now that the tournament is a week away, I am closing registration. The final field will consist of the nine teams listed in the OP and a house team. I will be sending out a logistics email to all of the teams sometime tonight or tomorrow.
by wcheng
Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

I am intending to finalize the schedules this weekend, so if any teams are still on the fence about registering, please send me an email by this Friday night. I look forward to seeing all of you on March 3!
by wcheng
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 11051

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I spent some time playing with the stats from the UIUC site, and more specifically trying to find some meaningful way to compare and rank teams. What I ended up doing was constructing an estimate of the distribution of buzz points for each team within each category by starting with Will's proposed ...
by wcheng
Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

I look forward to getting your registration email!
by wcheng
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 36162

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Jonathan Magin and I have formed a team and are looking for two more players to join us. A science player would be greatly appreciated!
by wcheng
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD

Just a reminder that any teams interested in this trash tournament that have not yet registered should send me an email to do so.
by wcheng
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

There are currently 3 teams registered in the OP and two formed on the spreadsheet. Does that mean there are currently 5 teams planning to play this tournament? (I don't know who UMBC is) Also, Virginia is not able to play this as a full team, so I (and probably Vasa?) are looking to join an open t...
by wcheng
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ University of Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 1898

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals @ University of Virginia

Thank you to Virginia for running a great tournament! Although the first round took a while to begin, the subsequent rounds ran really smoothly and it didn't seem like the tournament ran late at all.
by wcheng
Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

I noticed that there are some teams formed on the spreadsheet, but I haven't yet received any emails from them yet. Just a reminder that if you are signing up an open team, you should email me to officially register for the tournament.
by wcheng
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SCP Foundation Tournament?
Replies: 6
Views: 2069

Re: SCP Foundation Tournament?

I'd probably be able to scrounge up the time to write a packet.
by wcheng
Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMD
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

ACRONYM 11 @ UMD

Maryland will be hosting a mirror of Erik Nelson's ACRONYM 11 on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 , the day after our mirror of CMST . Location and Schedule To be determined. Fees Base Fee: $20 per person $10 discount if you moderate at our mirror of CMST on Saturday OR if you bring one or more buzzers (Thes...
by wcheng
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 6079

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

We are now also planning to host Will Nediger's side event Scattergories 2 after the tournament. The fee per person will be $15. You can register ahead of time on this spreadsheet.