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by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 3216

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Jakob, Naveed and others are entirely correct. I think hosts should have the right to ask for lineups of teams ahead of time for novice and should be able to ask why a certain experienced player is playing. I never played Collegiate Novice because the rules set up by the forward-thinking University...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 3216

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

To be clear, in 2017 UChicago did implement the eligibility requirements you mention (which I think are originally ACF novice eligibility rules). The fact that a strong high school player played the tournament indicates perhaps an oversight in those requirements (which Ryan's proposal addresses to s...
by Emperor Pupienus
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 11384

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

I'll be moving to the DC area to start a job in about a week and a half. I should be able to staff some tournaments, and I definitely plan to continue playing on the open circuit!
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat May 12, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)
Replies: 5
Views: 2586

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)

Congratulations to Chicago A (Samir Khan, Alston Boyd, Jessica Sweeney, and Mack Muldofsky) for winning the tournament by defeating Chicago B (Matthew Lehmann, Halle Friedman, and Francesco Scivittaro) in two games of a disadvantaged final. Thanks to all of the teams for coming, and many thanks to t...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue May 08, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)
Replies: 5
Views: 2586

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)

The field has been updated in the original post and is now closed. All teams should have received a logistics email. If you have not received a logistics email, please email me asap.
by Emperor Pupienus
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)
Replies: 5
Views: 2586

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)

This is a reminder that this is happening in about 2 weeks. We'd definitely welcome more registrations, so if any teams are still interested in playing, please let me know!
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 22230

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Thanks to the editors for all the effort they put into the tournament! I greatly enjoyed playing the history and there were lots of cool ideas, like the Abraham Lincoln brigade, the Siwa oasis, Willie Horton, the "New South," Kutuzov, and "Whiteness." It was very well executed on the whole. I only n...
by Emperor Pupienus
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)
Replies: 5
Views: 2586

Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ UChicago (5/12)

The University of Chicago is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Stevenson Memorial Tournament on Saturday, May 12th, 2018. I, Jason Zhou, will be the tournament director. Details: SMT is regular minus difficulty, and more information about the tournament can be found in the gl...
by Emperor Pupienus
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals (non-Continental Euro) history
Replies: 17
Views: 2060

Re: What did people think of the (non-Continental Euro) hist

I haven't had a chance to review the set, but I thought that the history was very well done. Thanks you for your work, Will and the other editors. I think that just looking at answerlines, it is clear that you made a concerted effort to make the history challenging and interesting. I really apprecia...
by Emperor Pupienus
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18945

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018

I am not speaking for anyone but myself, but I find it odd and inconsistent that the Ann Arbor site was nixed for being too close to the Minneapolis site but a New York site has been approved despite the existence of a previously-announced College Park site. It's less that it was "too close" and mo...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 4220

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

This thinker’s insistence on using expert inventions to solve problems was criticized by the author of The White Man’s Burden, William Easterly, who says that this thinker’s top-down policies are ineffective. Hugo Banzer invited this thinker to help him get his country to a low inflation atmosphere...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 4220

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Both player buzzed in on the "2" music theory tossup trying to identify the amount of semitones in a major third (instead of the difference between a major third and diminished fifth), but I can't tell if this was premature buzzing or the question could be reworded to avoid this. Some of the clues ...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 4220

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Overall I enjoyed the history in this set. I thought there was a lot of interesting answerlines/ideas, including Philippines in WW2, Angolan Civil War, Bangkok, Iron in British history, Manchester, Washington D.C., Maya. The CE also seemed fine despite the reported lack of editing, with a slight fen...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2682

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

In the finals packet, was the "amusement parks" under Misc Arts AV: Film, and "The Big Short" was under Trash, or was "The Big Short" considered film and the amusement parks question was actually literary clues but I recognized a clue from Strangers On A Train as filmed by Hitchcock? The former. _a...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

Thanks for the kind words!

All of the stats are now available here. Please feel free to contact me with any corrections.
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

Congratulations for OSU (Chris Ray, Enoch Fu, Clark Smith, and Aakash Singh) for winning this tournament by defeating Chicago B (James Lasker, Tamara Vardomskaya, and Matthew Lehmann) in a one-game final. Thanks to all of our staffers for their amazing help today: Athena Kern, Samir Khan, Andy Huff,...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2682

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

15. With Sasaki and Ubeda, this scientist proposed the idea of “pacemaker islands” that restore genetic diversity in models of host-parasite evolution. This scientist used the life table of Taiwanese people to show how the forces of natural selection scale over age in one article. This scientist po...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

All teams should have received a logistics email. Please email or PM me if you did not receive it.
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2682

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

I thought using Margaret MacMillan was fine as a lead-in - can't speak to America, but at least in this country I think it likely someone interested in modern history would encounter her (I read her book on Nixon in China for a high school class). My only comment is that her book is literally title...
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2682

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Muriel Axon wrote:I wouldn't otherwise comment on an individual bonus's difficulty, but since Christopher brought it up -- I think you (Jason) are, in fact, overestimating how hard "translating hieroglyphics" is.
Ok, I believe that. Would it be better if I had _Champollion_ as the hard part?
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 5547

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

Will regular SQBS stats for this tournament be posted in addition to the OphirStats?
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2682

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Glad you enjoyed the set, Christopher. The ancient Egyptian history bonus was intended to have Memphis as middle and translating hieroglyphics as hard. I don't have much real knowledge of Egyptian archaeology, so it is certainly possible that the hard part was not difficult enough. I don't think it ...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

The field is now closed at 18 teams. I will send out a logistics email in the next couple of days.
by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 3395

Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

The University of Chicago is delighted to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Penn Bowl on Saturday October 28th, 2017. I, Jason Zhou, will be the tournament director. Details: Penn Bowl is a regular difficulty set, so any and all teams are encouraged to register. More information about the...
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 12459

Re: Preseason Poll

Major changes that I can think of off the top of my head: Michigan loses Will and Auroni Chicago loses Max; gains Luke Tierney, Matt Lehmnann, Andy Huff Berkeley gains Pranav Sivakumar, Rahul Keyal, James Malouf Columbia loses Wilton, Kailee (from ACF Nats team) Stanford loses Stephen; gains Ashwin...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 12139

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

I had lots of fun at this tournament, so many thanks to the editors. However, I also agree that I likely would have enjoyed it more if it had somewhat lower difficulty. For history at least, the difficulty issue was exacerbated by the perceived triviality (in my opinion, at least) of some of the ans...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10399

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

I will add to the people preferring NASAT and academic side tournaments on the weekend of 8/5 and trash/other side tournaments on the weekend of 8/19.
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 10399

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

Could the organizers of this tournament please decide asap on the exact events run and the schedule? As far as I know, people have still not been added to the google sheet yet. Those of us who need to book travel and hotels should have the knowledge to decide if we want to come or not, especially si...
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Giveaways for "lesser-known" stuff about common things
Replies: 17
Views: 5673

Re: Giveaways for "lesser-known" stuff about common things

I disagree with Brad and Bruce; in my opinion, you should focus on making your giveaways consistent in difficulty, not easy in difficulty. So if you toss up answerlines of varying difficulty, then you should calibrate your giveaways accordingly. This is something to think about more for college regu...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat May 13, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UChicago – 5/13/17
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UChicago – 5/13/

Congrats to Chicago B (Olivia Kiser, Federico Scivittaro, and Francesco Scivittaro) for defeating Chicago A (Marianna Zhang, Athena Kern, and Adam Black) in a one game final 325-235 to win our mirror of EMT!! Thanks to everyone who came out to our tournament, my co-TD, Samir Khan, and our amazing st...
by Emperor Pupienus
Wed May 10, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UChicago – 5/13/17
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UChicago – 5/13/

All teams should have received a logistics email by now; please contact me immediately if that is not the case.
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue May 02, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UChicago – 5/13/17
Replies: 7
Views: 2988

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UChicago – 5/13/

A couple of other teams have now contacted me expressing interest, so this is still on for the time being. I'm now TDing this, so please direct all future inquiries about this tournament to me at jasonzhouw@uchicago.edu

Field (8)
Chicago (4)
Knox (3)
UIUC (1)
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FRENCH Open
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: FRENCH Open

Are there more mirrors of this set planned? If so, this discussion should occur in a private forum.
by Emperor Pupienus
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 3478

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER General Discussion

When will this set be posted???
by Emperor Pupienus
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Continuing to rethink the distribution
Replies: 54
Views: 12898

Re: Continuing to rethink the distribution

But I think that Jason puts forth a crazy-narrow definition of history is. We all know already what history is: the study of what happened in the past. ... I'll freely admit that it's scholars like Grafton (easily one of the most widely-respected and renowned living European historians), Tim Blanni...
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Continuing to rethink the distribution
Replies: 54
Views: 12898

Re: Continuing to rethink the distribution

And I think that we should drastically increase our efforts to reshape the history distribution in favor of "history of ____" and cultural and intellectual history. I disagree with the idea that the only way to save the history distribution is to remake it into “history of [insert x here]” rather t...
by Emperor Pupienus
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 4586

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Then again, since there does not appear (from my cursory research) to be scholarly consensus on when the Triple Alliance officially ended, --whether it was in August 1914 or May 1915-- that is probably a good argument for accepting answers to either effect out of generosity/player empathy.
by Emperor Pupienus
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 4586

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Would "Italy defecting to the allies" be okay for the Italy entering WW1 tossup? When modding, I counted it as a neg because I wasn't sure if Italy necessarily "defected" or simply joined, but after reading the relevant history I think it's equivalent to "Italy declares for the Entente" and should ...
by Emperor Pupienus
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 3172

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossups on primes and variance please? I'll also add that I was frustrated by the tangrams tossup as well, since they don't seem to have any importance other than being a cute puzzle, and aren't really something you would hear about while learning math. 6. The bootstrap method was d...
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat Oct 22, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)

I also uploaded Jonah's wonderful stats to hsqb, so now you can peruse both sites at your leisure!!
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)

Northwestern took the tournament by winning the first game of an advantaged final against Chicago A 570 to 130. Thanks to everyone for coming to the tournament, and especially for dealing with delays between buildings. Thanks also to our excellent staff for keeping this tournament running quickly. F...
by Emperor Pupienus
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)

The field is closed at 20 teams.

Each team should have received a logistics email by now; please email me if you did not receive the email or have any questions.
by Emperor Pupienus
Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ UChicago (10/8/2016) (IS-158C)
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ UChicago (10/8/2016) (IS-158C)

Congrats to UChicago A (Ali Syed, Rohan Gandhi, Teddy Knox, and Jack Chaillet) for defeating UChicago B (Abby Kuchnir, Jake Carbone, Noah Levine, and Amara Balan) in a one-game final, 435-290. Complete stats are here , and please contact me at jasonzhouw@uchicago.edu with any stats corrections. Than...
by Emperor Pupienus
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)

cornfused wrote:Could we get a field update? I'd like to make sure Northwestern's registration email was received.
Sorry about that; the field is now updated.

We have enough rooms for 20 teams, so that will be the new cap as long as we can obtain enough staff.