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by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3315

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

There were definitely some packet feng shui issues. I was surprised by the number of repeats within the same packet itself, which have the potential to affect gameplay. I don't remember the packet, but Arabic came up as a bonus part answerline within 1 or 2 cycles of it being included as a tossup an...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 155
Views: 58193

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Please stop using Neg5 as a substitute for more stable stats (SQBS) at your tournaments. This post outlines the current problems with using Neg5 quite well: In general, neg5 has two major issues: first, that oftentimes people forget to save the rounds stats, which are subsequently lost to the sands...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 9111

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

I am available to staff if necessary.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open summer practices at the University of Colorado Boulder
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: Open summer practices at the University of Colorado Boul

I'm in the area this week and next, is it still every Wednesday?
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 Warrior Classic MS Tournament at Henderson (4/7/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: 2018 Warrior Classic MS Tournament at Henderson (4/7/18)

All stats are now up on hsquizbowl, and will be sent to NAQT shortly. Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5054/stats/prelims/ Playoffs: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5054/stats/playoffs/ Combined: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5054/stats/combined/ Thanks again to ...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2018 Warrior Classic MS Tournament at Henderson (4/7/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 1802

Re: 2018 Warrior Classic MS Tournament at Henderson (4/7/18)

Congratulations to Great Valley A for clearing the field to the win the 2018 Warrior Classic! We had 18 teams come out, and the teams were grouped into 3 brackets of 6. After lunch, the teams were rebracketed into 3 groups of 6, with the one morning result carrying over. The top bracket finished as ...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 5885

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

I played this last year and would like to play it again. I'll be at SSNCT and HSNCT this year, the HSNCT side event schedule seems somewhat crowded, so I too would be interested in a possible SSNCT mirror.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 6534

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

To reiterate before saying anything else, any opinions here are solely my own, and have nothing to do with the Harvard team. First, to Sam, I do think you're being a little unfair with regard to Neg5. I remember using paper scoresheets for years before Neg5, and there was just a great a chance with...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 3850

Re: ACF and Powers

And ACF Nationals not having powers makes it fairer for ACF Regionals and ACF Fall not to have powers in order to give players the same kind of questions to practice on. How is the question any different? The only difference between the two is that one is powermarked, but given the text is the exac...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 4926

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

I didn't think about this until I saw the fantastic schedule that Sarang made (with some input from Ophir) for the Maryland site of 2017 ACF Fall, which is here attached. 2017 ACF Fall schedule.pdf There's an incredible wealth of information contained in this schedule for players and staff alike: w...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 4926

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

As an addendum to spreading out teams from a single school, in the event that you need to put multiple teams from a school together in a prelim pool, they should play earlier rather than later. What problem does this minimise? Just curious. The possibility of teams throwing a match or allowing the ...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6726

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

I think ACF should consider sending out a survey (either this year, or with next year's regs if logistics prohibit doing it this year) to see what the teams actually think, since generally, the people with the strongest opinions either way are gonna be the ones drafting long forum posts. Before mak...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6726

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

No offense, but what did you expect? I'm also on a relatively weak team, but we ended up getting a lot out of the experience. Sure, it was exhausting. Sure, we got our asses kicked by stronger teams. Sure, we had to slog through hard lead-ins. However, that's the whole point of playing above your d...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)

For now, stats are here: Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4546/stats/prelims/ Playoffs: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4546/stats/playoffs/ Combined: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4546/stats/combined/ Note that there a few minor errors in these stats, the correc...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)

Congratulations to Downingtown STEM for winning Henderson Invitational IV, defeating Manheim Township A 475-240 in the final. Wilmington Charter A defeated Princeton for third place, 310-305. All playoff teams played a one-game crossover to determine final placement. 1. Downingtown STEM 2. Manheim T...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A, B, C teams
Replies: 13
Views: 4796

Re: A, B, C teams

While I don't know why any teams actually want to do this, it only causes problems when rosters aren't used/carefully scrutinized or whatnot and it leads to improper seeding. However, at the middle school level, I have seen more of a tendency in my area with the 8th graders on A, 7th on B, etc., whi...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)

Good news! We have expanded the field to 30 teams. The current field (as of 11/6/17) is: Registered Teams: (teams/buzzers/moderators) Great Valley (4/2/1) Manheim Township (4/0/0) Princeton (NJ) (2/1/0) Friends Select (3/2/0) Wilmington Charter (DE) (2/3/0) Downingtown East (2/0/0) Cedar Crest (2/2/...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 1203

Re: PB 2017: General Discussion

Overall, I had an enjoyable time playing the set. I knew going in that the questions would be challenging, so I expected to struggle as I'm not that good of a player. However, I feel like, after packet 9 or so, the tossups as a whole became much more difficult. I noticed, in our last few rounds, a l...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Bracketing question
Replies: 7
Views: 2618

Re: Bracketing question

I'd love to be able to stay with this format of 6 team pools, but with seven pools of six, one team that wins a pool will not get the chance to play for the title, and I hate that. What I'm thinking is that I take the top five teams automatically by taking each pool's winners and comparing either P...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 2885

Re: Henderson Invitational IV, West Chester, PA (11/18/17)

monty wrote:What PACE qualifier level is this tournament?
We will update once we have heard back from PACE, in past years, it has been Gold certified.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/7/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3962

Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (8/7/17)

The date in the title is showing tomorrow's date.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Parts of the Lit Canon worth the time to read
Replies: 37
Views: 15279

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

gettysburg11 wrote:
Great Expectations, on the other hand, is not so great.
Can confirm, horrible book, probably the worst I've had to read for school. It's really long and slow-moving.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Wed May 31, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 39371

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Did the other team steal off the prompt, or did the question go dead? If I recall correctly, one team buzzed like 2/3 of the way through, said Venus de Milo, was prompted, and then couldn't come up with arms (and seemed pretty confused by being prompted, or more specifically, what the prompt was fo...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Wed May 31, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 39371

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

The Venus de Milo arms tossup was kind of confusing, at least in my room. I don't remember the exact wording, but I remember the person was prompted, and still couldn't arrive at the answer, and that it was somewhat unclear.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue May 30, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set
Replies: 80
Views: 20732

Re: "YO, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH Set

This was a lot of fun, and a great way to spend Friday night. Thanks for setting it up.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue May 30, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 12305

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

Neggman wrote:
Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:Hey, this tournament definitely didn't play to my strengths, but it was a fun tournament and I enjoyed playing it. Thanks for putting it together!
I would look forward to playing something like this in the future.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:59 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester, PA]
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester,

Congratulations to Great Valley MS A for winning the 2017 Warrior Classic, defeating Independence A 385-240. In the third place game, Great Valley MS B defeated Independence B 530-130. All placements were played off between the two playoff brackets, and St. James A defeated Phoenixville A 310-215 to...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 41436

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

AKKOLADE wrote: 6.01-7: 12.2% (5/41)
7.01-8: 6.1% (2/33)
8.01-9: 0% (0/18)
9.01-10: 5.9% (1/17)
10+: 5.7% (2/35)

I excluded teams that didn't have an aPPB.
Out of curiosity, which games were the upsets mentioned here?
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester, PA]
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester,

Thanks to all teams for coming out today!

Quick results:

1st: Great Valley A
2nd: Independence A
3rd: Great Valley B
4th: Independence B

I will clean up the Neg5 stats, and will get SQBS reports posted as soon as I can.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 12305

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

Sounds like a ton of fun. I'll plan to play at HSNCT.
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester, PA]
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester,

As of 3/22, we are full at our cap of 18 teams, with 3 additional teams on the waiting list. We are still looking for more moderators, so if you have any experienced moderators, we would be happy to have them. Another logistical email will be sent out later this week or next asking for expected rost...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester, PA]
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

Re: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester,

A running field update will be kept here. The original post will be updated with more details as the tournament date approaches. Last updated 4/7 (Field is Full ) Registered Teams: (teams/buzzers/moderators) St. James Academy (4/1/0) Great Valley MS (2/0/0) Villa Maria Academy (2/1/0) Phoenixville M...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester, PA]
Replies: 4
Views: 2134

2017 Warrior Classic @ Henderson (4/8/17) [West Chester, PA]

The 2017 Warrior Classic Middle School Tournament will be held on April 8, 2017, hosted at B. Reed Henderson High School in West Chester, PA. We will be using NAQT MS-20 at this tournament. Registration will start at 8, with Round 1 starting at 9:00. The contact person is Steve Sobieck. To register,...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT Packet Compositions?
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Re: NAQT Packet Compositions?

I've never seen a distribution for A-sets, what (if any) is different from the IS sets?
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: Henderson Invitational 2016

Full stats are now posted here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4083/ Lehigh Valley defeated Manheim Township A 510-165 to win the tournament. Great Valley A defeated Concord A 385-215 in the 3rd place game. Alex Schmidt was the top individual scorer with 167.00 PPG in the prelims and 177.7...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: Henderson Invitational 2016

Beatlefan11 wrote:and cleaner stats should be coming from the Henderson people soon.
Full stats with all games will hopefully be done by tomorrow night!

Quick Results:
1st: Lehigh Valley Academy
2nd: Manheim Township A
3rd: Great Valley A
4th: Concord A
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: Henderson Invitational 2016

Prelim stats are up on neg5 or at this link: http://www.neg5.org/t/41g5rbLN-z/stats/ ... =N1qHbL4bz
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Thu Nov 10, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: Henderson Invitational 2016

We are currently at 28 teams registered for this tournament, and with only 9 days left, we are looking to close the field at 30 teams, barring a bunch of signups in the next few days. The field above is current as of Thursday evening (11/10). For any teams that have already signed up who wish to cha...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Henderson Invitational 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Re: Henderson Invitational 2016

Field: Field is closed as of 11/15 Registered Teams: (teams/moderators/buzzers) Camp Hill (2/0/1) Lancaster Mennonite (1/1/2) Manheim Township (4/0/2) Great Valley (4/1/0) PALCS (1/0/1) Carver E&S (2/0/2) Downingtown East (3/0/1) Lehigh Valley Academy (1/1/1) Cedar Crest (2/1/1) Friends Select (2/0...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 24749

Re: 2016 nAC

At the JV level, West Chester East (PA) defeated Central Bucks East (PA), by a score of 265-85. Personally, if team size has anything to do with success, then West Chester East certainly is a juggernaut, judging by the photo on the QU site! West Chester East is one of the other schools in our distr...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 28400

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

Requiring a certain number of people on a team seems like an indication of bad quizbowl, archaic formats, and televised game-showy competitions. Our county league requires a minimum of six members for each Varsity team to play, which could potentially be a problem for a really small charter school o...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 nAC
Replies: 72
Views: 24749

Re: 2016 nAC

That's funny, I was looking at that testimonial page 2 days ago, and I showed my coach. I did notice that there were many repeats, but I didn't bother to count. Even with the repeats, there is an extra entry. That made my day. Surely that doesn't fool anyone, right?
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 38037

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

So this hypothetical game between the Tier I last place and first place in Tier II would be like a play-in game to see who gets into the top bracket? Sounds interesting, but would it screw up the other schedules?
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 38037

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

I don't really know much about how PACE works in general, but what would happen in there was power-matching prelims, like HSNCT, then after that it went to group round-robins based on the prelims? For example, say everyone plays 10 games (just a number, I have no idea what would be best) and then te...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Studying Geography
Replies: 8
Views: 4580

Re: Studying Geography

As someone who is decent at geo(at least in North American geo), I greatly prefer the NAQT distribution. I like the questions, and find them generally pretty interesting. There are different types of geography questions, even under the same umbrella (for example, American Geography, or even more spe...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Mon May 16, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year
Replies: 16
Views: 4906

Re: Odds of NAQT producing more sets per year

I have also wondered this, given that of the 5 A-sets and 5 IS sets produced each year, one is automatically earmarked for the respective state championship of a particular state, while the first A-set of the year (at least in the PA region) is used extensively in many leagues around the state, rend...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 18047

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Since no one seems to really know much about Pennsylvania teams, I'll offer some information. PA quizbowl is growing, and there are a lot more teams attending nationals this year. While obviously not as strong as NY/NJ, the circuit seems to be pretty healthy, and some of the new teams are quite impr...
by Monstruos de Bolsillo
Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Transportation
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

Re: Transportation

The problem with any intercity train is finding a train that would get you there in time for registration. That can be a challenge. We have looked at that option before, but have never used it. We did use local commuter rail once, though. It really depends on where you live, and how close the train ...