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by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

To Mt. Vinokurov...was there any reason you needed the stats so promptly? Fantasy teams? I was under the impression cursing (by attendees) was warranted by some number of days >2. Edit: Okay so now I realize that the host guidelines specify when stats should be posted but technically I/Dan had a we...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 3000

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

I hate to say this but turns out March 12th is the 2nd to last day of spring break so it'll be hard to muster up anyone. I should keep track of these things now that I'm not a student. I personally might still be able to come up, we'll see. Edit: Yeah work is keeping me out of this unfortunately :sa...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Thanks and props to everyone who came! Hope you had fun despite the looong day. Here ya go folks: http://results.scobo.net/WM Note: Matt Bollinger had a VCU teammate but that was pre-approved by ACF apparently. Oh wow thanks George didn't know you had the results as well. To everyone at the tourname...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 3000

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

Normally this would be at the edge of our non-nationals range but there's a good chance I'll be going to Delaware next year for grad school and I haven't visited UD yet, plus we have plenty of money left this year to spend on a hotel, so W&M is tentatively down for this.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Yeah also thanks to the generosity of fellow quizbowlers we'll have a pretty good lineup of moderators that'll include maybe one person from W&M tops, so this one should go pretty smoothly.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Dan is officially TD of this tournament with me as deputy TD (because I'll have to leave at about 1:30). Come register for this between 9 and 9:30 Sunday at Morton room 220. 220 is an auditorium room on the side of the building facing the parking lot/Jamestown Road. Registration is a bit on the late...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Oh one other thing, since we'll get some trophies soon, registered teams please tell us (here or via email to Dan) what your eligibility is. To prevent clutter in this thread I'll assume by default your team(s) are UG but not DII since the majority are usually in that category; also feel free to jus...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Feb 21, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Oh my bad rooms have actually been locked down for a while I just forgot to edit in that part (and yes we will indeed be in Morton). Room-wise we actually could handle 19 teams, so any late comers are welcome :cool: . I personally would definitely be open to a later registration time like 9-9:30, bu...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:Oh man. Too bad it's on Sunday. South Carolina would like to come, but that might make it impossible.
Yeah unfortunately VHSL States at W&M on Saturday make this more difficult to run on the 26th :sad:

Hope you can somehow make it though!
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 10488

ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

The William & Mary Quizbowl club will be hosting ACF Regionals on Sunday, February 27, 2011. Dan Leifer will likely be the tournament director for this. This tournament will take place in Morton Hall (registration room TBA soon). There's a parking lot right next to that building. The tournament will...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about pseudonyms again
Replies: 95
Views: 16937

Re: Let's talk about pseudonyms again

Well, yes, but then you have so much data--the order in which buzzes occurred means that you probably have a way to keep track of when, absolutely, they occurred--that you can do still more with it. You know how at the end of a football game the players all get really close to each other and then t...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 10473

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

So there is a good possibility now that we will get a few more rooms(enough to take the people on the waitlist and maybe a few more), but it's not a sure thing yet. There is a fallback option of having games in one of the hallways or in the building's courtyard. If teams are willing to possibly end...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Using Avram's gimranov stats software has worked wonders for UCLA's tournaments, we've been able to run tournaments with no dedicated stats person since stats can be entered from each individual computer, and teams have loved it because it means stats are available online immediately. We still use ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Have you actually witnessed this being done? In your experience did it take more time? In mine at least, it was the tournament with the fastest transition from one round to the next that I've ever seen.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

I'll take this opportunity to say that online stats are awesome as no scorekeepers are required and it means moderators don't have to go back to the war room for score sheets. That was one kick ass thing Duke did for their Early Collegiate Novice site. Other TD's take note! online stat sheets are a...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: statkeeping and online scoresheets (split from ACF Fall 2010)
Replies: 18
Views: 3750

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

I'll take this opportunity to say that online stats are awesome as no scorekeepers are required and it means moderators don't have to go back to the war room for score sheets. That was one kick ass thing Duke did for their Early Collegiate Novice site. Other TD's take note!
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice
Replies: 56
Views: 29621

Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

At the Duke site they basically let ties stand so there could be more rounds. After all this is a novice tournament geared towards getting young players game time experience more than anything, so I'd say letting everyone have 10 games is optimal.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 15020

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

Word from Dan is William & Mary is finally going to host the Chris Ray Memorial Tournament on January 29th, probably with an IS set.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)
Replies: 34
Views: 6977

Re: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)

We have two teams now (plus 2 buzzers and a moderator).
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 12698

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

I echo Chris' sentiments on Moravia regarding East Carolina...do they even have a team?! I notice the contact there actually has a Tennessee-Knoxville email and she helped run the ACUI leisure program weekend last year...which ain't the same thing as quizbowl. Maybe she does have experience hosting...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 12698

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

I echo Chris' sentiments on Moravia regarding East Carolina...do they even have a team?! I notice the contact there actually has a Tennessee-Knoxville email and she helped run the ACUI leisure program weekend last year...which ain't the same thing as quizbowl. Maybe she does have experience hosting,...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 56
Views: 14616

Re: Potential Full Time Job Offer in Quiz Bowl

So since it's been two weeks do you know yet if this position will in fact be offered/if progress has been made on getting NHB going?
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Duke (9/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 4129

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Duke (9/18)

Great tournament that was well run (and got done reasonably soon) and I'm sorry we showed up late! The packet error probably didn't matter since a three way tie can't really be broken fairly with one packet. This was a lot of fun for all involved it seemed.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Duke (9/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 4129

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Duke (9/18)

For sure! Wow I caught this right before passing out, how fortuitous.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Duke (9/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 4129

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice Tournament at Duke (9/18)

Hey William & Mary should be there with one team, two buzzers, and an experienced moderator if there's a discount for one (is there?). Also we qualify for over 100 miles traveled. There's an outside chance of a second team but I'll keep you posted.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 12373

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

Bananaquit wrote:I'm going to William and Mary next year.
Right on! We lose no one except sort of me. Looking forward to seeing what the team will perform like.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

Although I'm fine with Friday registrations usually, tonight by 11 pm if I don't hear from more teams that they're coming then I'll cancel this, as we're down to 5 and I'd like to have at least 8. Last chance! EDIT: Well not only did I not hear from anyone but Dorman dropped as well. I heard Rappaha...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

New field edit above. I've heard a few "we'll sees" from some others. If the field stays fairly small I may try to get everything besides finals done in Miller Hall, which will mean running things on the early side (like having an 8:30 or 9 drop dead starting time). I'll see though and keep everyone...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE
Replies: 47
Views: 4955

Re: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE

This tournament is in less than a week. The field ( you can see it here ) is not looking all that large As your (friendly? :twisted: ) competitor for teams on the same day, I have to say, it seems everyone registers later and later these days for no apparent reason, maybe coaches just procrastinate...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Mar 14, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 4328

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

Nice job getting the stats up so quick, and thanks for running the tournament so well Sarah, great job. We basically got 11 rounds and an extended lunch in before 4:30, maybe more high schools should host these things... Also, I'd like to say, Harry gets my Quizbowl Order of Patriotic War, First Cla...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 4328

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

Consider us confirmed for 1 then. Plus a buzzer.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sat Mar 06, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

Unfortunately no since Debate is running a tournament in Morton till 3. By then hopefully we'll have gotten pretty far along in our tournament, or we'll be right around playoff announcement time, in which case there would be a break anyway.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Mar 05, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

So Miller Hall has an event going on at 4:00 pm, but Morton is free after 3:00 pm and I just reserved rooms in there from 3-7 (and really no one will be there after 7). After the first round ending after 3 pm, we'll switch over to Morton which is directly across the street (Ukrop Drive) from Miller....
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

Sorry for this being under the radar a while, but I've been waiting on Dan to get rooms straight so I would know for sure we could do this on 3/20 still. Turns out we will now host this in the beautiful new business school building on campus, Miller Hall (on the corner of Ukrop Dr. and Jamestown Rd....
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 4328

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

Sad face. Oh well we should still be there since reimbursing whoever writes the check one week later should be no problem.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 4328

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

William & Mary is interested. It's at the tail end of our Spring Break but we should be okay for one team at least. We have no money right now but since we host a high school tournament the very next week, it should be pretty simple to mark the amount we'd normally play for off of MLW's fee, no?
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2010 (3/6/2010)
Replies: 51
Views: 19973

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2010 (3/6/2010)

Yeah seeing mirrors listed as April 3rd made me wonder, guess I forgot about that third month (lousy Smarch weather...) On a more pertinent note, is CMU really hosting a mirror of this at a known date? Haven't seen any info.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2010 (3/6/2010)
Replies: 51
Views: 19973

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2010 (3/6/2010)

What's with all the Tuesday tournaments these days? :capybara:
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 11253

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

Edmund wrote:American wars of independence against Spain
Blast my elementary teachers, I knew the texts were all mestizo propaganda designed to keep us from going bilingual!
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Re: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

For teams looking to spend Friday night who are looking for a decent attraction, Friday at 7 the Tribe takes on UMass in baseball at Plumeri Park, a beautiful 11 year old facility built thanks to donations from, and named for, the man responsible for the Sears Tower name change to Willis Tower. Tick...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/20/10 at Maryland
Replies: 91
Views: 11091

Re: NAQT Sectionals Region 4 2/6/10 at George Mason

Just so you know William & Mary will be there, probably with a DII team, gathering the details tomorrow at practice before I register...

In case we have 5 players is it possible to have a rotating moderator for the discount? I.e., first 5 rounds one guy next 5 rounds another, or something similar?
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 9613

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Let me take this opportunity to shamelessly advertise my baseball-entitled tournament to a baseball-loving state: The Chris Ray (as in, the pitcher) Memorial Open will be on 3/20, which is the week after NCOAST since that was moved up one. It's at the College of William and Mary which, for research ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10
Replies: 9
Views: 2348

Cancelled: Chris Ray Memorial Open Rescheduled 3/20/10

Okay so 2/13 didn't work out since I received feedback from only two teams. Also, with the north pole seeming to shift to DC this year there's less of a chance of inclement weather affecting us on this date, plus it will actually be during college baseball season. This new date doesn't conflict with...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

I agree with Chris on this one, and you know there is a difference between how he posted (advice) and how you posted combatively (advice + discrediting us irrelevantly in front of potential attendees + probably trying to get a rise out of me). One way reputations become bad reputations become worse ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

Good to know. I said "by this time next week if we stay this low" and I'm sticking by that statement. Also, do we have a deservedly mediocre reputation for college events? Sure. Is the same true of high school and impressed on the minds of many coaches? Ehh, probably not considering our only tournam...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

Yeah I suppose I should notice the consequences of not doing an early reg. discount like we used to. I mean next week is the second to last week to register and there is the VHSL conflict to consider, but I'll stick to the date if we get any significant registration boost by Tuesday-ish (so I don't ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

Okay so only two teams have expressed interest so far. Hopefully teams will be reminded at NAREN and that will give us a boost, but if we stay this low by this time next week then I'll postpone this till 3/20.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

Teams have finally been emailed about this. When registering remember to let me know about the small school thing for NAQT qualification. Also, we have PACE affiliation/NSC qualification now.
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Re: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

Yeah I saw that a couple days ago, I'm anxiously awaiting more Regionals to publish and I hope the ones on the 13th will mostly be in the western part of the state. Obviously Central Region is the one that hurts the most right now; however I hope some of the top teams out of there might split up as ...
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10
Replies: 12
Views: 2244

Chris Ray (the pitcher) Memorial Open 2/13/10

The William & Mary Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce the Chris Ray Memorial Open (as in, the former Tribe/Orioles relief pitcher), in honor of his poor UCL that caused his career to tank. It will be held at William and Mary on 2/13, in Morton Hall. This is an official, untimed 10-tossup half NAQT...