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by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Where Stats Go

I was reminded this weekend that last year' s Penn Bowl Northeast stats are only available on Neg5. This is inexcusable. We as a community have committed to maintaining the stats repository on hsquizbowl.org precisely because 3rd party/external sources do, and have gone down in the past. (Stats fro...
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Where Stats Go

I was reminded this weekend that last year' s Penn Bowl Northeast stats are only available on Neg5. This is inexcusable. We as a community have committed to maintaining the stats repository on hsquizbowl.org precisely because 3rd party/external sources do, and have gone down in the past. (Stats fro...
by AGoodMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 1295

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

This is super cool! Is there any chance we can see similar metrics for EFT?
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

Re: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)

Can we get a field update please?
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19
Replies: 23
Views: 2486

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

This rule might also affect first-generation immigrant students. I moved to the States from South Korea in June of 2006. Even though I had attended about 3 months of 3rd grade in Korea (where school starts in March), I had to restart third grade in August of that year. Because of that, I was already...
by AGoodMan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 919

JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Hello everyone, Moses Kitakule and I are excited to preliminarily announce JaMES ( J on a nd M oses E xhaust S cripture), a open-level tossup-only set on the Bible. This set is primarily focused on the 66 books of the Protestant Bible (sorry, we are both Protestants), but will include a few question...
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

We're still actively looking for mirrors! We'd love to see a mirror (or more) on the West Coast. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist. We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field. We've had one sp...
by AGoodMan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

I almost forgot to mention this, but HFT has been certified by PACE as a platinum qualifier, meaning the top 25% of the field (rounded up to the nearest integer of top 8 teams) will qualify for PACE nationals (NSC) in Washington DC.
by AGoodMan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 948

Re: Analysis

A timely timeout can sometimes do wonders. I can think of multiple occasions when my high school coach called a timeout to stop the opposition's momentum and help us win games.
by AGoodMan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

theclassicsguy wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Is there any chance of an online mirror happening for this? I know that it's not customary, but I was just wondering.
It's not something we've considered so far. I wouldn't plan on it yet, unless there is a significant increase in interest among the community.
by AGoodMan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist. We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field. The field has fi...
by AGoodMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

AGoodMan wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 am
32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist.
We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field.
by AGoodMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist.
by AGoodMan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

There are only 5 spots left for the tournament, as we will not expand to 36 as in previous years. This decision is made from a logistical and quality control perspective.
by AGoodMan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 10477

Re: Boston Summer Open I

SQBS stats for the main event (prelims & combined), cuz why not.
by AGoodMan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 6167

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

It's been awhile, but here are the long-awaited, forum-accessible stats: prelims, playoffs, and combined.
by AGoodMan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12034

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Is there is a significant difficulty difference between Wakefield and Niekro? I think that's more the issue than anything else. Maybe knuckleball / Dickey / Niekro may have been better?
by AGoodMan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 10477

Re: Boston Summer Open I

This was a very fun and pretty well-run tournament. I won't be there today, but thank you to Raynor, the staffers, and MIT for helping to make this happen.
by AGoodMan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 86
Views: 25589

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

ansonberns wrote:
UlyssesInvictus wrote: 2017 SMT
Does this exist?
I think he means EMT.
by AGoodMan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

Here's the feedback I received on sets from the 2017-18 year. I have redacted question specifics because I wanted to play it safe in terms of what's clear and what's not. I'd be happy to privately share question specific feedback with people who produced a set at their request, or do so publicly if...
by AGoodMan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Help studying
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Help studying

Anki is a great software and many players better than me have used it to great success. I personally prefer Mnemosyne, but I guess to each their own. Here is my personal philosophy on flashcarding: I prefer to have one clue per flashcard, because I like to think of each flashcard as a way for me to ...
by AGoodMan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)
Replies: 17
Views: 3234

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)

Thanks for TD'ing Young! You are a good man.
by AGoodMan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

I made this inquiry in last year's set announcement, but presumably everyone at Harvard collectively missed it since no reply was made. This inquiry concerns information pertinent to potential mirror hosts as well as to teams that may be interested in playing the set, so I hope that it receives a r...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

We've reached the initial cap of 24 teams and have increased the field size to 32 teams.
by AGoodMan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FIFAS Annoucement
Replies: 13
Views: 3994

Re: FIFAS Annoucement

anthonywang1999 wrote:
kitakule wrote:What happened to this? I've never anticipated a set more than this one.
Apologies on behalf of the team - people got busy so we currently only have enough questions for a 20 tossup packet. Am down to read them over the Quiz Bowl discord whenever is a good time.
Is this happening anytime soon?
by AGoodMan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

We're currently at 16 teams. Please keep the registrations coming!
by AGoodMan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 4771

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Another problem of player polls is geography. I don't think that regional bias is a big problem in quiz bowl, but some players simply aren't as familiar with others who live across the country (through no fault of their own). An example of this is with Shripad Badithe of Irvine. At many tournaments...
by AGoodMan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Final Comments : We will do our utmost to ensure that the tournament will be run much more smoothly than last year's tournament. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions relating to the tournament! If you're coming from out-of-town, I'll be more than happy to provide suggestion...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 7702

Re: High School Player Poll

People also shouldn't forget Robert Crawford from DCC.
by AGoodMan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3322

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

Thank you so much for writing such an excellent set, and I really enjoyed playing it. A few things, though: The music tossups on 9/11 and Psalms were extremely transparent very in power. Specifically for Psalms, there are no other Biblical texts that people would write music for, and it says so muc...
by AGoodMan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 3322

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

The Korea bonus from Round 10 incorrectly states that it is currently divided by the 38th parallel, which was only true before the Korean War.
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Field (Team/Buzzers/Moderators/Scorekeepers) : Lexington (3/1/0/0) Belmont (3/1/0/0) Phillips Academy (2/3/0/0) Boston Latin (3/2/x/x) Plymouth, NH (1/1/1/0) Wilton, CT (1/0/0/0) Hunter, NY (2/1/0/0) Wayzata, MN (2/0/0/0) AMSA (2/2/1/0) Hanover, NH (2/3/0/0) Andover (1/1/0/0) Glasgow, KY (1/0/0/0) ...
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 12
Views: 4378

HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Hello everyone, On behalf of the Harvard Quiz Bowl team, I am excited to announce the main site for the 13th annual Harvard Fall Tournament, on November 10th, 2018. Logistics : The tournament will be held in four buildings in the Tercentenary Theatre, which is located right next to Harvard Yard. We ...
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

Mirror List 11/10/18 : HFT Main Site at Harvard (Northeast) 11/10/18 : CATT XIV at Chattahoochee High School (Georgia) 11/17/18 : Sylacauga High School mirror (Alabama) 11/17/18 : Michigan State mirror (Michigan) 11/17/18 : TQBA mirror (Texas) 12/8/18 : 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship (Missouri) 12/8/...
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2581

Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

Hello everyone, it is my pleasure to announce our 13th edition of the Harvard Fall Tournament set, HFT XIII . The set will be available for mirrors from 11/10/18 (HFT main site) to 5/19/19 (the Sunday before the 2019 HSNCT). Production Details I will be head-editing the set with help from Jiho Park ...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 7702

Re: High School Player Poll

People should not forget Ethan Strombeck, who is arguably the best music player in HS quiz bowl.
by AGoodMan
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 9322

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

Hi, I know it's been months since, but I want to leave a personal short letter of gratitude for your team and this set. I played 4 house write sets this year (Harvard Fall I was barely awake, but still). Out of MBAT, GSAC, BHSAT, and Harvard Fall, MBAT was my favorite. My dislike of many house writ...
by AGoodMan
Wed May 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Updating old "top 10" lists for best sets and teams?
Replies: 15
Views: 10367

Re: Updating old "top 10" lists for best sets and teams?

A discussion of good sets that were produced recently came up on Discord, and I wanted to bump this thread. I haven't read a lot of sets through, but I really like 2016 Terrapin, 2015 CALI, and 2016 PACE NSC.

As for teams, maybe 2016 LASA?
by AGoodMan
Tue May 22, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 19
Views: 3639

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Harvard would like to reserve November 10th for the HFT Main Site.
by AGoodMan
Wed May 09, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: "How to Host a Successful Tournament" Workshop @ HSNCT 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Re: "How to Host a Successful Tournament" Workshop @ HSNCT 2

Can this be recorded in some way, shape, or form?
by AGoodMan
Tue May 01, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: State of quizbowl in Mass
Replies: 13
Views: 3784

Re: State of quizbowl in Mass

Perhaps Harvard can run a novice tournament next year (maybe on SCOP or something) - nothing is set in stone of course, but we'll see what we can muster up.
by AGoodMan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XII is Available for Mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 4668

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XII is Available for Mirro

HFT has been posted to the packet archives. Thank you to everyone who mirrored this year. Barring any emergencies, the set will return next year as well.
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 20734

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

As someone who played ACF Nats for the first time ever, I had a meaningful experience. I feel like sometimes you just need to experience some really hard (good, but hard) questions to gain motivation to study. I think this tournament did that for me.
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3673

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

The only gripe I had with this otherwise great tournament was the sloppiness of some of the individual scorekeeping. Going back through the posted stats and comparing them to the stats we kept for ourselves, our team noticed many errors in individual attribution of gets and negs. A misattributed to...
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 15398

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Because I'm somewhat bored, here's a shorter ranking of just Freshmen/below this year: 1. Me. I know, I know. 2. Matthew Lehmann 3. Clark Smith 4. Rahul Keyal 5. Luke Tierney 6. Tracy Mirkin 7. James Malouf 8. Annabelle Yang 9. Nitin Rao 10. Jonathan Tran 11. Ashwin Ramaswami 12. Pranav Sivakumar 1...
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 6167

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

SQBS stats will be up by the end of the weekend. Please bear with me here, as I navigate exams and general unfamiliarity with the program.
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 11848

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

It's really hard to compare two universities that tend to get massive bumper crops of high school players each year to other schools that don't. But it does highlight one issue in college quizbowl--there's a lot of funneling of talent into the top few programs every year that can compound the diffi...
by AGoodMan
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: TDing Resources
Replies: 3
Views: 1398

Re: TDing Resources

I was originally going to post this in the Harvard SMT thread but figured it would better serve its purpose here. One thing I wish had been brought up is that more and more is increasingly being asked of tournament hosts over the years. I remember my days in high school when people would basically ...