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by 1.82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4349

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I enjoyed reading this set. Some typographical errors that it might be useful to correct (some substantive, some not): In Harvard/UCSD/Swarthmore A, Joe Tinker's name is misspelled "Tinkers" and the German name of the Ring cycle is given as Der Ring des Nibelungens when it should be Der Ring des Nib...
by 1.82
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1484

Re: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018

Obviously, the full announcement that was supposed to be posted at the beginning of September, nearly two months ago, has not been posted, and no information has been sent to teams that signed up for this site. More generally, Chuck Pearson has been totally incommunicado (although he has logged onto...
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Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 24
Views: 6147

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Will ACF disclose the other five sites that submitted bids? If ACF feels the need to keep this information secret from the public, what is the reasoning?
by 1.82
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 8569

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

I strongly agree with this; we had 8 fairly mismatched games and then weren't able to play UMD B, an experience we were looking forward to. In UMD's case, this meant that 5 of their 12 games were against high schools! (I am aware that at least one of the high school teams here was very good.) Again...
by 1.82
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 2616

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Yeah nobody disputes that quizbowl prodigies shouldn't be playing novice tournaments, I just wanted to say "hey, by saying that it's the duty of a novice tournament TD to check team rosters for ineligible players, you are asking TDs to do a lot of work and because data is in so many different place...
by 1.82
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 2616

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

This is an important point made well. As I mentioned in a Facebook comment today, it's useful to think of eligibility rules not just as a punitive measure, but as a tool to help clubs understand which players are of an appropriate level of experience to be playing the set. The lack of clarity in thi...
by 1.82
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/13/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/13/18)

This may sound really strange, but is there any sort of etiquette about which players a school sends to CNS? Purdue wants to send two teams, but the discussion we've been having has been bothering me. Basically, of the people who want to go, I'll split them into three categories, ranked based on wh...
by 1.82
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays
Replies: 4
Views: 1078

Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays

Consider that the Venn diagram of people who might participate in an online quizbowl tournament and people who might staff a local tournament has significant overlap. If an online playtesting tournament happens on the same day as a real tournament, it will almost certainly cut into the pool of staff...
by 1.82
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 8569

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

Current field (TEAMS/BUZZERS/STAFFERS): Sally Hemings (2/0/0) This pseudonym is grossly inappropriate; I can elaborate on the reasons if required, but its inappropriateness should be self-explanatory. I believe that this has been indicated in the past to the high school using this pseudonym. It is ...
by 1.82
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 8
Views: 5585

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I'd like some clarification with regard to the eligibility rules. Specifically: High schoolers may play, and can play on chimera teams with permission, but permission will only be granted if they are unable to play with their school team. Can the editors provide an example of an instance in which a ...
by 1.82
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 14281

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

High school mirrors Beginning with ACF Fall 2018, ACF will allow high school teams to attend select mirrors of ACF Fall. Hosts interested in having high school teams attend their mirror should contact fall2018acf@gmail.com to apply for an exemption. If this exemption is granted, hosts will work wit...
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 24
Views: 6147

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

I'll repost in this space what I said privately, since I think it's relevant here. I understand and respect the desire of ACF to finalize a date for Nationals as soon as possible in order to facilitate the placement of bids and the like. That said, it's still August and most universities aren't even...
by 1.82
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 8367

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

Voting has concluded. The 13 voters were Will Alston, Alston Boyd, Harris Bunker, Ryan Humphrey, Wonyoung Jang, Jack Lewis, Jack Mehr, Jakob Myers, Tejas Raje, Jacob Reed, Graham Reid, Ryan Rosenberg, Richard Yu. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to contribute. 1. Chicago Maroons (10), 322,...
by 1.82
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 8367

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

This is a reminder that you have five days to vote. Please send in your ballots (and also keep talking about roster changes as you see fit).
by 1.82
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 2484

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

I think we have to consider history and literature separately here. There's a good reason to regard British literature as separate from European literature; because it's in our language, it's much more accessible to us than the literature of the European mainland, and is correspondingly much better ...
by 1.82
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 3512

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

I'm extremely curious as to what specific examples are being cited in the latter half of Naveed's post, because I can't actually think of any. I highly doubt the strength of Wayzata is even in the top ten reasons as to why Minnesota-area teams remaining fairly similar in strength from year to year....
by 1.82
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 3512

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

Have you tried asking the tournament head editor for exemption privately before? I have found that they are usually okay with it as long as it makes the field better. As Jon mentioned, there's no situation that I can think of where a private exemption to announced eligibility rules would be justifi...
by 1.82
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 8367

Preseason poll 2018–19

This is the announcement for the preseason poll for collegiate teams. Please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at nch@umd.edu by August 17. Last year's postseason top 25: 1. Yale Bulldogs: ...
by 1.82
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 11
Views: 3792

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 re...
by 1.82
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 2089

Discussion forums for old sets

I'm not sure where the right place is to put this ("Rules and global announcements" would seem to be the most relevant board, but it's locked), but for roughly the last three years, discussion forums for old sets haven't been made public, even after the set is posted. Presumably this isn't an intent...
by 1.82
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 6726

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

kiwikoalabear wrote: > November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, NAQT (Novice Academic Quiz Tournament)
Please don't call your tournament this.
by 1.82
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Recognizing people in organizational roles
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Recognizing people in organizational roles

There's a lot of labor that goes into making quizbowl possible, and in particular a lot of organizational work that has to take place. Because organizational skill doesn't have any particular correlation with quizbowl skill, great organizers tend to fly under the radar. I'd like to use this thread a...
by 1.82
Sat May 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 5389

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

FortOsageScholarBowl wrote:Any word on how this went???
A team of me, Isaac Hirsch, Dan Puma, Rahul Rao-Pothuraju, and Alex Sankaran went undefeated, including a victory in the last round after negging seven of the first ten tossups and being down by 230 points at the half. It was fun.
by 1.82
Thu May 03, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4838

Re: Postseason poll

Voting has concluded. The 12 voters were Charles Hang, Andrew Hart, Justin Hawkins, Leo Law, John Marvin, Jakob Myers, Jacob Reed, Graham Reid, Alex Shaw, Kai Smith, Adam Sperber, and Chandler West. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to contribute. 1. Yale Bulldogs (11): 299, highest #1, low...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 1526

Re: CMST: Errata

Packet 5: Though Erwin “Machine-Gun” Walker’s death sentence was commuted to life in prison by a member of this family, he approved the death sentences of female inmates Elizabeth Duncan and Caryl Chessman. Not only was Caryl Chessman a man, but in fact he changed his name from Carol because he was ...
by 1.82
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4838

Postseason poll

Once again (this time for the last time this year), it's time for a poll. This is the announcement of the postseason poll for collegiate teams. Please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at n...
by 1.82
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2077

Re: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit

Some months ago, I made a map of schools playing It's Academic this year; schools that played a tournament on NAQT questions during the 2016–17 school year are starred. The revelation that stood out most was that almost no Prince George's County schools play It's Ac (which is very interesting), but ...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7301

Re: Midseason poll

The writeup has been posted: http://hsquizbowl.org/blog/2018-collegi ... s-preview/

Please PM me with any corrections or updates that I should make.
by 1.82
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7301

Re: Midseason poll

Hey guys, people are interested in having a writeup of the poll results similar to this one . I'd like to do this, but first I'd like to have your input about each team. Since ICT is coming up, time is limited, so I'll be hosting a roundtable discussion tonight at 6:30 EDT where we go through each t...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 2640

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

Thanks for posting this, Jonah. There's a wealth of interesting information here, including a delightful old-timey ACF logo. It'd be nice if ACF were to put together something like this, albeit probably not in foldable brochure form. Some things I found interesting here: • ACF Nationals is consisten...
by 1.82
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 12439

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

More fundamentally, I think one of the best ways to address all these concerns is to get more students playing quizbowl and active in the quizbowl community at the high school level. We need quizbowlers who are good at PR, who can run tournaments well, who are willing to come out and read at local ...
by 1.82
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF should rename its "Division II" classification
Replies: 4
Views: 2804

ACF should rename its "Division II" classification

The term "Division II" has been in use in college quizbowl for a long time by NAQT, and it has had a specific meaning: Division II players are players who have never in a previous season qualified for or played at ICT. Because SCT and ICT are the only major tournaments with a divisional split, peopl...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 3042

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

Based on some discussion yesterday, this was a sample schedule that was presented. The order of tournaments is not exact. Total 13 tournaments (2 nationals, 1 open, 5 regionals-level, 5 easier than regionals) Fall: Novice tournament early in the year, ACF Fall, another easier than regionals tourname...
by 1.82
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7301

Re: Midseason poll

Voting has concluded. The 14 voters were Will Alston, Ryan Bilger, Weijia Cheng, Jason Golfinos, Alexander Harmata, Ryan Humphrey, Daoud Jackson, Bradley Kirksey, Jakob Myers, Graham Reid, Jonathen Settle, Conor Thompson, Chandler West, and Richard Yu. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to c...
by 1.82
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7301

Re: Midseason poll

This is a reminder that votes are due in three days, so get them in quick so that they can be counted. I've received 13 votes so far and the results can only get more accurate with a larger sample. If for some reason you sent in a vote but haven't received a reply from me, let me know.
by 1.82
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 7301

Midseason poll

There hasn't been a poll in a while, so I'm doing one. This is the announcement of the midseason poll for collegiate teams. Please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at nch@umd.edu by March ...
by 1.82
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4370

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on Québec please? From memory, it felt basically like an old-timey Geo question asking physical features in the empty space in Northern Québec, without much else there. This region’s largest lake is Lake Mistassini, which is fed by the Rupert River. A hydroelectric project in...
by 1.82
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 9163

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

nsb2 wrote:A false-statements case has been filed by the FBI against the son-in-law of a LetterOne board member.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... ssia-probe
What do you think about this?
by 1.82
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 13063

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

Note to moderators: let people have fun playing quiz bowl and encourage their teammates as long as it doesn't get into gloat-y territory. As long as they're not hurting anything or impeding the timely progress of the tournament (which Rishik's team clearly wasn't), don't do any of this. Neither you...
by 1.82
Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 4665

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

Having directed a number of tournaments, I've found Cody's room-balanced schedules to be a great help. You can take them and enter the teams at your tournament and have a good schedule ready to go without much effort. If teams drop late and you can't print off a new set of schedules, you can just co...
by 1.82
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6386

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

One issue that we sometimes see in quizbowl discourse (and in many other places, really, but this is the quizbowl forum so the context here is quizbowl discourse) is people taking their personal experiences and universalizing them even when that's unjustified or unwarranted. If you're a college fres...
by 1.82
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7330

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

The concept of a "women in quizbowl" forum that is moderated to prevent mansplaining is well-intentioned, but its effect is to separate the experiences of women from everything else in quizbowl. Sarah's thread from 2015 is important to everyone, but in nearly three years it's been viewed less than a...
by 1.82
Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals (non-Continental Euro) history
Replies: 17
Views: 1985

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

I haven't read through the whole set yet, but the Senegal River tossup seems like an example of fake difficulty; it's a tossup that's made harder than its clues would suggest by being on a more difficult answerline than it needed to be on. The Senegal River may not be terribly obscure, but it's not ...
by 1.82
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 15713

Re: New NAQT Individual Player National Championship Tournam

Jeff, last year you wrote this post regarding NAQT's decision to share questions between state championship sets and Division II SCT sets: We felt that this change was the best balance between providing as many high-quality questions as our customers want to buy and placing reasonable demands on our...
by 1.82
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18443

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 1.82
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18443

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 1.82
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament—March 2018
Replies: 66
Views: 18443

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.
by 1.82
Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: An inexperienced writer among experienced writers
Replies: 11
Views: 3006

Re: An inexperienced writer among experienced writers

What are you complaining about? Are you upset that someone took the time to provide detailed feedback so that you can improve as a writer? Your post makes no indication that this Person B acted inappropriately or unprofessionally, only that they were critical of your writing and you didn't like that...
by 1.82
Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 26472

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

2/2 Other Academic (any academic discipline not represented by the above, pop culture viewed through an academic lens, "highbrow" pop culture, up to 1/1 more of any component of this distribution) Can you elaborate on what "highbrow" pop culture is? What distinguishes acceptable academic content fr...