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by kitakule
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FIFAS Annoucement
Replies: 13
Views: 4209

Re: FIFAS Annoucement

What happened to this? I've never anticipated a set more than this one.
by kitakule
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror
Replies: 27
Views: 3653

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

I'll probably play this, schedule permitting.
by kitakule
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 8128

Re: High School Player Poll

CPiGuy wrote: That's completely absurd. I think it's fair to say he's the best specialist in hsqb.

Seriously. I think Geoffrey's complete absence from any of the teams was arguably the biggest mistake with the All-World selections this year.
by kitakule
Wed May 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 35770

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I heartily endorse all the posts so far in this thread, particularly Weijia's and Jacob's. Matt Bruce being allowed to continue to staff (let alone read) at tournaments featuring hundreds of underage children, despite his creepy blog posts being up for anyone to see for years, gives not just NAQT, b...
by kitakule
Mon May 28, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 5591

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Is there any interest for a Northeast mirror, or one over Skype? I'm interested in playing this.
by kitakule
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 16072

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 kitakule
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4400

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the sugar tossup?
by kitakule
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4400

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the Sodom tossup? I'm really not sure why anyone thought this was a good idea; why not use "Sodom and Gomorrah" as an answer line? The cities are always mentioned together in the Bible and having to guess between the two on a tossup isn't fun at all. They don't even have separate Wikipedia...
by kitakule
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 12272

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

Invitations to the 2018 ICT How did Yale get two D1 bids? Shouldn't Michigan B have been awarded a D1 Undergrad bid? Did UNC, Carleton, and RIT not want a hosting autobid? Just curious. Also can't speak for the others, but we got a DI hosting auto-bid and a DI editing auto-bid (Jacob edited SCT).
by kitakule
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 5176

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the Wallace Stevens and A Christmas Carol tossups?
by kitakule
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 5381

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

I'm really glad this is happening. Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to play it at some point!
by kitakule
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 24539

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

Would it be possible to make available the spreadsheet containing the updated fields for all sites, as done with other ACF tournaments in the past?
by kitakule
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ Yale
Replies: 5
Views: 2827

Re: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ Yale

We have one spot left in the field with less than a week remaining, so please sign up ASAP if you'd like to come!
by kitakule
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Louisiana 2017-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 2854

Re: Louisiana 2017-2018

Are we really back to two state championships again? I take it that relations between the two LQBA factions weren't thawed over the summer, then. It'd be really nice to have one united front for Louisiana quiz bowl.
by kitakule
Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)
Replies: 3
Views: 2698

Re: FAcT XIII at Yale (09/16/2017; New Haven, CT)

With two days remaining, there are currently two spots left in the field. Please sign up as soon as possible if you want one or more of the final spots!
by kitakule
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 12543

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

Corry wrote:Well since this is apparently the best geography tournament ever, I'm even more interested in playing an online mirror of this - is that still happening?

Just wanted to bump this for visibility. Is this skype mirror still a thing?
by kitakule
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 39
Views: 25971

Re: New College Contact List

Any word on when this year's college contact list is going to go up?
by kitakule
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 18730

Re: It's Lit

As someone who won't be going to CO, I'd also love a Skype mirror
by kitakule
Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Top five college teams for 2017–18
Replies: 17
Views: 6926

Re: Top five college teams for 2017–18

Here are some D2 teams to watch out for, based on what/who I know. Teams are in no particular order. Incoming freshmen : 1. Michigan State (Jakob Myers) - MSU gains Jakob Myers, arguably the best high school player from this past season. 2. Stanford (Ali Saeed, Ashwin Ramaswami, Young Lee) - Steven...
by kitakule
Sun May 21, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 NASAT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 4419

Re: 2017 NASAT Available for Mirrors

Any chance for a Skype mirror?
by kitakule
Tue May 16, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement
Replies: 41
Views: 15030

Re: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement

Quick question - will this set have bonuses? I just wanted to make sure since the announcement didn't mention them.
by kitakule
Mon May 15, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 12543

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

Any chance that there'll be a Skype mirror for this? I don't think I'll be able to make it to any of the in-person summer opens but I'd still love to play this.
by kitakule
Thu May 04, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 9221

Re: Subject-specific player polls

I say this because I think this thread is likely to make zero progress if a whole bunch of people just post to say, "My teammate is really good at X. I saw him second-line a tossup on Y one time!" For what it's worth, I'm more interested in those kind of posts than in making any real "progress." I ...
by kitakule
Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement
Replies: 41
Views: 15030

Re: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement

Dominator wrote: superpowermarked tossups
Will the tossups have a three-tier point structure? I.e. will there be both superpowers and regular powers?
by kitakule
Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 9045

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

I hope the Association and the Alliance can resolve the dispute quickly. Even though Mrs. Dugas is an awesome person (she was my coach for four years, after all), I'm inclined to side with the Alliance on this matter seeing as, well, they were here first. Also, the worksheet round is archaic and kee...
by kitakule
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MASSOLIT (May 2017) Announcement
Replies: 41
Views: 15030

Re: MASSOLIT (late Spring 2017) Announcement

I'd be interested in Skype 1v1s, for what it's worth.
by kitakule
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 12543

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

Father Comstock wrote:Geo is what got me hooked on quiz bowl. I'M SO READY.
by kitakule
Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)
Replies: 43
Views: 16429

Re: A Literature Skype League / Tournament (2016-2017)

Any word on when stats for the whole tournament will be posted?
by kitakule
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 6455

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Jared, do you have an idea of when you're going to decide the date for the tournament? So far, five schools have expressed the desire to play on April 15, so that seems like a good date to hold it.
by kitakule
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 14024

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

I noticed that no Louisiana teams got votes in here, which isn't surprising because the circuit there is pretty insular (though some Texan teams have started coming to our tournaments). Jesuit A and ESA A (I know, I'm biased) are pretty good teams. Unlike Florida, I don't think LA should get its ow...
by kitakule
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 14024

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

I noticed that no Louisiana teams got votes in here, which isn't surprising because the circuit there is pretty insular (though some Texan teams have started coming to our tournaments). Jesuit A and ESA A (I know, I'm biased) are pretty good teams. Unlike Florida, I don't think LA should get its ow...
by kitakule
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Great Quizometrical Survey
Replies: 37
Views: 14024

Re: Great Quizometrical Survey

I noticed that no Louisiana teams got votes in here, which isn't surprising because the circuit there is pretty insular (though some Texan teams have started coming to our tournaments). Jesuit A and ESA A (I know, I'm biased) are pretty good teams. Unlike Florida, I don't think LA should get its own...
by kitakule
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 6455

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

April 29 and May 6 are right around finals for us, so April 15 will likely be the most popular date if we do manage to get enough interest.
by kitakule
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (T)TIaC: Literature
Replies: 17
Views: 1090

Re: Literature

Auroni, could you post the breakdown of the African literature in this set? I can't remember any content other than the South African lit bonus. I know there usually isn't that much African lit in quizbowl tournaments, but this one seemed to have even less than usual.
by kitakule
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10055

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Can I see the kings of Israel, Elijah, and Moses tossups?
by kitakule
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10055

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

What was up with the convex tossup? Surely "concave up" should have been accepted?
by kitakule
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: How to Study Quiz Bowl at the College Level
Replies: 4
Views: 2593

Re: How to Study Quiz Bowl at the College Level

Jonathan, I would certainly take into account what everyone else has said in this thread so far, but if means anything I study by reading packets and converting them into flashcards. My case might be a bit different since I came from an area with very bad high school quiz-bowl and this method helped...
by kitakule
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 565
Views: 218797

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Yes, a thousand times yes. Is it stuff just from /r/polandball, or are Facebook comics included?
by kitakule
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 39975

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

randomguy1997 wrote:Time permitting, I want to write a half-soccer, half-baseball packet.

Nice!
by kitakule
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 3005

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

randomguy1997 wrote:Can I see the Book of Romans and Peter tossups?

I'd like to see them as well.
by kitakule
Thu Sep 01, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-159A)
Replies: 10
Views: 4934

Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; 9/17/16; IS-159A)

Updated team count as of 9/2:

Darien (4/1/0)
"Gotham" (2/0/0)
Middlesex (1/1-8/1)
Suffield (2/0/1)
Woodland (1/1/0)
Greens Farms (1/0/1)
AMSA (1/2/1)
by kitakule
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; NEW DATE 10/15/16; IS-159A)
Replies: 10
Views: 4934

Re: FAcT XII at Yale (New Haven, CT; 9/17/16; IS-159A)

If you are interested in signing up, please do so quickly; we still have lots of spots left and as the tournament nears they might fill up quite rapidly!
by kitakule
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)

There are still 4 spots remaining, so please sign up if you want to participate.
by kitakule
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)

Please disregard the note about packet discounts in the original post. We will be writing the entire set ourselves, so they will not be included.
by kitakule
Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

Re: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)

Field Update:
(Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
Harvard 1/0/1
Yale 1/2/0
MIT 3/0/0
Wesleyan 1/0/0
Amherst 2/0/0
NYU 3/1/0
Rutgers 2/0/0
Columbia 1/2/0
by kitakule
Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3819

MYSTERIUM at Yale (4/2/16)

Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce our mirror of MYSTERIUM, a collaboration between us and Maryland, on 2 April, 2016. Full details about the tournament can be found at the global announcement: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=17848. I also personally apologize...
by kitakule
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Re: Louisiana 2015-16

I totally agree that Sam needs more help. Right now, it's a one man show. A couple of years ago, when people like Mallory Gaspard, Logan Istre, Willis Dunlap, and I were on the team, we were much more balanced. ESA really doesn't have a core four right now; the coach, the lovely Ms. Ashley Dugas, pr...
by kitakule
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 1537

Re: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)

I'd like to take the opportunity to congratulate my high school on winning their first ever NAQT tournament! I'd also like to extend a special congratulations to our top scorer, Sam Hebert, and our outstanding freshman, Andreas Atwi. These two will be threats to be reckoned with at LAAC and NAQT sta...
by kitakule
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 1414

Louisiana 2015-16

As an alum from this region, I noticed that there was no post about it. What are the tournaments coming up this year (I know ESA is hosting two) and what are your predictions for LAAC and NAQT state?