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by Windows ME
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5
Replies: 45
Views: 10177

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5

As for the actual tournament, I'm probably (85-90%) solo-ing this as part of U of Alberta. What kind of solo discounts are available? (I satisfy all the clauses under the -$80 discount on the ACF website, but is that discount going to be offered?)
by Windows ME
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5
Replies: 45
Views: 10177

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5

Bartleby wrote:We're interested, but Almas is the only person on the team who's ever played ACF before, and asking him to write an entire packet would not be fair.
psh I managed to do this, and my team might not even show up anywhere.
by Windows ME
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4301

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

Are there other teams that plan on coming to this?
by Windows ME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma
Replies: 15
Views: 5165

Re: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma

When you say this, you are explicitly referring to hosting tournaments right? how would this work in an area without a developed trivia circuit? From what I gather, Oklahoma has an active high school circuit, so there should be a decent number of teams that would attend a tournament they host. I ac...
by Windows ME
Mon Sep 26, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma
Replies: 15
Views: 5165

Re: Potential new program: University of Central Oklahoma

If you can get rooms on campus and plug in a question set from elsewhere, I would suggest doing this often, and you can fund most or all of your team that way without needing to ask members to pony up for tournament fees. When you say this, you are explicitly referring to hosting tournaments right?...
by Windows ME
Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF history distribution?
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: ACF history distribution?

The gist I got from that thread is that, although there's no good answer, 20% MAX on World history was absolutely the *wrong* answer which, when getting ready to write our school's packet for ACF fall, I am starting to feel very strongly about. Either the distribution should be shifted slightly awa...
by Windows ME
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Wanting to start a team at U of Alberta
Replies: 6
Views: 2546

Re: Wanting to start a team at U of Alberta

Hey send me a PM or e-mail [mylastnamewhichwasmentinoedabove -AT- ualberta -DOT- ca], I'd like to help you get this thing off the ground. Between Ben and Mike alone, there is a LOT of experience and wisdom in this thread -- so it'll be a good place to continually refer to for advice. Do you know of ...
by Windows ME
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Individual player stat v. 29192
Replies: 33
Views: 10662

Re: Individual player stat v. 29192

I literally came up with the idea for this while asleep flying out to VCU Open, so feel free to merge this with the "More Quizbowl Dreams" thread if you want. The theory behind this stat is somewhat similar to PATH and another stat that I've previously worked out, but a little more comprehensive. I...
by Windows ME
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human Bio
Replies: 25
Views: 4523

Re: Human Bio

FWIW, I notice a shocking amount of "human bio" (ie. health-related stuff) whenever I read a pack written or edited by anyone in med school.

Not that I'm complaining.
by Windows ME
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 13762

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Well, some high school seniors had barely started elementary school in 1998; I'd say that the power mark should probably have been before Moss, but definitely should be after Cunningham. I'm gonna agree with this. Randy Moss was still on the Vikings as of '04-ish, making him modern. People with a t...
by Windows ME
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 13762

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Bud Grant coached this NFC team to four Super Bowls, three with quarterback Fran Tarkenton, but lost all four. In 1998 it averaged nearly 35 points per game with Randall Cunningham throwing to Randy Moss. In January 2010 it lost the NFC (*) Championship Game following a late interception by Brett F...
by Windows ME
Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 6975

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

As the positions for President and Secretary are unopposed, unless either Ben or Britney object, they will take up those positions effective Friday July 15th. For the positions of Treasurer and Webmaster, voting can now commence, ending Friday July 15th . To vote, send me a private message on HSQB,...
by Windows ME
Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4419

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us? Yes, I would like to join this team. Okay cool we have four now. This team will probably win, because most American teams will go to VCU at DCC. Too OP. This also means the top scorer prize is pretty much wide open...
by Windows ME
Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 4419

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

minusfive wrote:
women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I plan on playing this with Sinan. Any non-science players interested in joining us?
Yes, I would like to join this team.
Okay cool we have four now.
by Windows ME
Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010-11 NAQT IS sports question discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 13762

Re: 2010-11 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

I'll just point out that with most sports trash, if you don't read the sports question, watch ESPN, or live in the vicinity of the team, it's utterly impossible. I would have gotten the Nets question at the Russian dude because a New York Times article about him founding a political party mentioned...
by Windows ME
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 11285

Re: VETO?

Argh why does the Moon Pie mirror have to be on the same weekend as VCU Open?

Am I going to have any chance to play a good academic regular difficulty event before next summer? -_-
by Windows ME
Wed May 25, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]
Replies: 14
Views: 1776

Re: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]

Bartleby wrote: and I suspect a large number of GTA-based Canadian quiz bowlers would feel similarly, provided they actually know about the event.
This.
by Windows ME
Sun May 15, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 11285

Re: VETO?

seconded
by Windows ME
Sat May 07, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 11285

Re: VETO?

I obviously don't speak for everyone else but if you host ANYTHING that's more or less purely academic it would probably satisfy/elate this entire thread (and myself =D)
by Windows ME
Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5908

Re: TIT Discussion

I think your formulation of the tiers is a bit misleading. If I were to write a tossup on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, get called out for it being too hard, and then try to defend it by saying that he's just in the second tier of Bengali authors and try to mount a defense by saying that we toss up ...
by Windows ME
Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5908

Re: TIT Discussion

What was wrong with the part on Bisphenol-A? I thought it was hard. Am I wrong? It came up in coursework and didn't seem to be a random thing. Isn't it important to understanding estrogen structure/breast cancer? I guess it might have been a stretch for a third part like Altranstadt. I'm a biologis...
by Windows ME
Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANGST: Science
Replies: 3
Views: 480

ANGST: Science

so I was the science editor for this tournament and am happy to receive your feedback. It was my first ever time editing anything and so, even though I'm pretty inexperienced, I hope I was able to give the science players something at least reasonable to play on in the two weeks I had to edit. Let m...
by Windows ME
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 40498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

The difficulty is shaping up to be fall-winter level on bonuses and on most of the tossups, with a few harder tossups just to keep people honest. Finals is closer to regionals difficulty, again with more variance on tossup difficulty than on bonuses. Just checking in to let everyone know the scienc...
by Windows ME
Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 40498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

I'll mention it to the club in our Wednesday meeting, but if the Brendan/Yohan team is still only 2 people, I think we can absorb it into our other Ottawa teams and just make sure that they are subbed out for the round their packet is read. This is key. Even though editing is going reasonably well ...
by Windows ME
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 40498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Just for the record, I will be full-time staffing/moderating this tournament.
by Windows ME
Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 40498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Sinan, or people from high school, are you going to be writing a packet or a partial packet? Don't know where this rumour started but I wasn't planning on playing this tournament. No packet from over here. One priority for me is to find a subject editor for science, as that's really the only subjec...
by Windows ME
Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change 2010-11
Replies: 28
Views: 4125

Re: NAQT distribution change 2010-11

Now that NAQT is starting to become well established in Canada and has branched out in the U.K., I do believe the questions in current U.S. Politics need to be toned down quite a bit.
by Windows ME
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 40498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

There are travel reservations in place for the Ottawa contingent for this tournament, so it will be happening in some form or another. Ditto for the Michigan contingent; I already booked hotel rooms. I'm fully prepared to help organize a guerrilla tournament if need be. Canadian guerilla tournament...
by Windows ME
Tue May 18, 2010 12:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Canada '09-'10
Replies: 39
Views: 8845

Re: Canada '09-'10

I was there and I have to say that the questions were truly awful this year in the preliminaries (the semifinals and finals matches were normal Reach fare - so the 4 teams that made it there got to play on good questions). Even though I am not a big fan of trash/pop culture/etc., it really seemed as...
by Windows ME
Sat May 01, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2010 Late Season Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 6270

Re: RESULTS: 2010 Late Season Poll

Cheynem wrote: #3 Brown A (7th)--took a big hit on NAQT style
I'm looking at their margins of defeat and is it just me or does Brown win D1 ICT outright (13-0) if they combine their D1 and D2 teams? I think their hit was having a split line-up.
by Windows ME
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An Open Letter from a Canadian Quizbowler
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: An Open Letter from a Canadian Quizbowler

Another problem with the Canadian circuit is that it is difficult to find information on high school quizbowl. I do agree with this one as I've basically been Woburn's link to the two tournaments they've attended this year. A central resource, webpage or whatever for Canadian quizbowl would do wond...
by Windows ME
Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DII feedback (DO NOT READ IF PLAYING AT WRIGHT STATE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Re: Some DII question feedback

Given that I probably would only convert quinoline on a very good day, that's still rather too hard for a bonus part. It's an interesting topic, but no one learns much about the middle and hard parts in one's first year of organic chemistry (I learned nothing about them); I can see purine as an eas...
by Windows ME
Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI 2010 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 6773

Re: HI 2010 Discussion

I'd also be curious to hear from teams as to why they DIDN'T attend the tournament. This was held at the same time as FICHTE was last year, but got only a fraction of the teams that FICHTE got. I'm curious as to why. For what it's worth Toronto (+ Will N) was extremely close to sending a team to th...
by Windows ME
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO
Replies: 28
Views: 7066

Re: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO

I'll do my best to scavenge up some books as prizes for this, although they may or may not garner a "galore." I'll see what I can do. If you are still interested in attending, please let me know. However, I'm sure that last minute registration won't be a problem at all. erm what happened to the MUT...
by Windows ME
Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO
Replies: 28
Views: 7066

Re: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO

Toronto will almost certainly have several players playing this.
by Windows ME
Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 40498

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

Can you post more info re: cost? ie. Starting amount, discounts, minimum, etc.
by Windows ME
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT ICT in Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 8372

Re: 2010 NAQT ICT in Chicago

Chalk me up as another player on a (good) team that will have to miss rounds on Friday. ICT happens during our examination period and exams are something we cannot get out of, especially not for "quiz bowl". I may not even be the only person on my team with this problem. With that having been said, ...
by Windows ME
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 23382

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

I'm probably going to be responded to here with some numbers that prove me wrong/I'm going on gut feel, and maybe this is my Canadian-ness shining through but:

What, exactly, is the point of having 2/2 U.S. Politics in every pack?

(Other than that, I enjoyed the tournament)
by Windows ME
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 8927

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

sds wrote:I assume it'll be a full round robin for both divisions (?)
Also, does anyone have an idea of how many undergrad DI teams will be present? We've got the one.
One of Toronto's two D1 teams will be undergraduate.
by Windows ME
Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 8927

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

<unofficial do not speak for club>

Can tenatively say Toronto should have at least 3 teams coming to this (2 D1, 1 D2) at the minimum. Just finalizing numbers in practice this week. Possibly a fourth, depending on interest.

</unofficial>
by Windows ME
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 10673

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Toronto will be sending one team to this.

Sent you an e-mail as well.
by Windows ME
Mon Nov 23, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament Mirror at Guelph (11/21/09)
Replies: 49
Views: 6720

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament Mirror at Guelph (11/21/09)

- Sinan Ulusoy may or may not have gone two years without reading a book. [not true, but yes, most of my literature buzzes are off books I haven't read] He may or may not have decided break this streak for his new copy of The World's Most Dangerous Places . ...I'm already on page 100. DP rocks!