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by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11511

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

Forgive me from looking in as an outsider, but a lot of people in the quizbowl community have worked with the people involved with the collegiate programs which constitute the Louisiana Quizbowl Alliance. The Alliance has existed for some time and seems to do a fine job, and their individual contrib...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4140

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

I'm going to go ahead and lock the field now (EDIT: a team dropped due to an unfortunate circumstance but is now able to make it, so we have 14 teams).

If you are registered and haven't contacted me in response to my latest email, please get in touch. See you all on Sunday!
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4140

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

SHM wrote:Dunbar would like to bring two teams. We can bring two buzzer systems.
I've added you to the field. It you can fill out the Google registration form I linked in the announcement, that would be great! Thanks!
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4140

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

We're at 11 teams right now. One of us will be emailing registered teams on Sunday to confirm registration details. If you have not registered yet, but plan to attend, please register ASAP. I don't plan to expand the field (if we did, our absolute maximum would be 18) because we are limited on staff...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4140

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

Father Comstock wrote:Harrison A (West Lafayette, IN) will bring a team. Let me know if you didn't get my google form!!
We got your registration! We're currently up to 7 teams in the field, which is near 50% capacity!
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4140

Re: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @

Field (13 of 16)
Eastern A
Eastern B
Danville
Dunbar A
Dunbar B
Glasgow
Henderson County A
Henderson County B
Manual A
Manual B
Trinity
Woodford County A
Woodford County B

We have limited space in the field, so register soon!
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky
Replies: 68
Views: 45791

Re: 2017 NASAT: June 24-25 at the University of Kentucky

Kentucky will field a team again this year. We won't select players for the team until April but we want to make sure you have us counted now.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8376

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

UofL will be hosting the Louisville Spring Academic Tournament on Sunday, March 19.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL
Replies: 9
Views: 4140

Louisville Spring Academic Tournament: March 19, 2017 @ UofL

The University of Louisville is excited to announce the Louisville Spring Academic Tournament (LSAT) on Sunday March 19, 2017. This tournament is open to all high school teams, and is targeted for quizbowl teams in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Nick Conder and Ramapriya Rangaraju will be directing ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38483

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I’m not sure where that skill cutoff should be (my hunch is around 50th), and I’m curious whether people who disagree with me think there should either be no such cutoff or it should be significantly lower. I've finally been able to give your longest post the full read it deserves, and I wanted to ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38483

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I always hate to repeat myself, but publicly berating and demeaning teams makes people look like jerks. This is something that people from across the quizbowl community have agreed upon today (many through private messages) because it's a pretty widely held principle. I will stand by my assertion th...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38483

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I, similarly, am entirely entitled to alter my opinion of you and your club’s character based on how you acquired it and whether or not is used. I really hate to drag in specific teams and don't want to impugn the quality of the people on 2015 Chicago B, and in fact I enjoyed playing against them. ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 15, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38483

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I, similarly, am entirely entitled to alter my opinion of you and your club’s character based on how you acquired it and whether or not is used. I really hate to drag in specific teams and don't want to impugn the quality of the people on 2015 Chicago B, and in fact I enjoyed playing against them. ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 38483

Re: 2017 ICT bids

11 Theses on the ICT Qualification System 1) The primary problem in this case is that quizbowl demand is outstripping quizbowl supply. A larger field would render most of these complaints moot for the time being, but in the absence of that possibility, we are instead arguing about other ways to tin...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 42321

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

To respond to Naveed's (and Nick's) point: I will note that the the D2 ICT field is comically small to the extent that D2 teams basically have to hit 20 PPB to qualify and decent players get stuck in easy-question limbo for extended periods of time. I don't know if it's easier to solve both of thes...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 42321

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

I also wonder if it's worth loosening the criteria under which teams are no longer allowed to compete in Division 2. Obviously, the top high school players who routinely romp the top of the field each year shouldn't be allowed to come back and do it year after year. But should teams in the bottom h...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 42321

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Naveed continues to be in the right here. I don't want to post too much about this (especially since this seems like a side-discussion unrelated to the main topic) but I want to co-sign this. Regardless of whatever beef Will and Naveed have, the principle of letting ineligible people play at certai...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 42321

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

People will always game a system that leaves itself open to being gamed. I don't really agree with the rest of your post, but this part is 100% correct. So here's the deal, Charlie didn't break any rules. It's perfectly legal to do what he did, and as long as it's allowed then I have no real ground...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 2501

Re: 2017 Division I SCT: specific question discussion

Can someone explain to me why the tossup on the Podesta emails required that phrase, when it isn't a formal name, although I do understand that they are commonly referred to as such? I answered that question with something to the effect of "emails that got hacked from Hillary's campaign," which in ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 42321

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

If the ICT field was larger this wouldn't be a problem.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8376

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is excited to announce the details for our high school and middle school state championship tournaments in 2017: The NAQT Kentucky State Championship for high school teams will be March 4 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Logistical inf...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Saving the IRC
Replies: 26
Views: 11673

Re: Saving the IRC

I became a semi-regular IRC user in 2014, but I haven't spent much time in the IRC in the last few months. I used to try to log on for at least a couple hours each day, but now I just don't find it worth my time. I don't know if this is a change in my personal feelings towards quizbowl or if the cha...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 5778

Re: Midseason Poll

Jumping on the EFT stats bandwagon, it looks like EFT at WUSTL and Youngstown state are not yet included. Note that Will Mason is spending the semester at Tennessee (where he will be playing quiz bowl), so our stats for EFT and Terrapin aren't predictive of our Nationals results. Our Nationals A te...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 32775

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

EDIT: Also, forcing another regular difficulty tournament into January (especially since everybody is being reminded that it's being thrown together on short notice) seems like an odd allocation of quizbowl energy. The amount of "quizbowl energy" is not a fixed resource to be distributed - it exist...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 32775

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

There's SUN being produced by a bunch of people from Florida, but at Fall-minus difficulty it doesn't exactly fill the niche that MUT covered. EDIT: Also, forcing another regular difficulty tournament into January (especially since everybody is being reminded that it's being thrown together on short...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

We are adding the Rotary International Academic Challenge, being held this Saturday (January 14) in Madisonville, to the schedule. We will update the standings to include both Fleming County and the Rotary tournament next week.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 10740

Re: Quizbowl?

be subject to eternal bliss or eternal punishment in the afterlife (at which point the highs and lows of a quizbowl career will presumably no longer seem significant). Well, if I remember the Inferno correctly, the 6th circle of hell is a badly written, poorly run, very hard quizbowl tournament tha...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4
Replies: 14
Views: 8844

Re: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4

I have contacted Matthew about our plans for southeastern SCT sites. These plans are apparently to have two sites, one at WKU and one at Georgia Tech, in addition to the existing sites in Missouri, Virginia, Florida, and elsewhere. This is probably not ideal, and I'll say again that a better struct...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4
Replies: 14
Views: 8844

Re: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4

SCT is in one month and we still don't know where all the host sites will be, and I don't even think teams can register for the event on NAQT's website yet. We don't even know how much the tournament is going to cost! I don't know what the problem is, but it's absolutely ridiculous that the situatio...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4
Replies: 14
Views: 8844

Re: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4

The first post has been updated with our list of sites. We're working on plans for an additional southeastern site and hope to have an announcement about that in the very near future. I know for a fact that a team in the Southeast contacted you weeks ago about potentially hosting. I have to admit s...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Dec 19, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 17361

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

This is what the situation looks like: That there is one set of rules for people well-connected enough to know about a bunch of secret rules, and another set of rules for everybody else. Retired players ask to play tournaments all the time and get turned away by TDs and set editors, except I guess i...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

As of 12/11, the Goldenrod Cup standings are as follows: 1. Henderson County A (28 points) 2. duPont Manual A (27 points) 3. Danville (18 points) t-4. Woodford County A (15 points) t-4. Glasgow (15 points) 6. Daviess County (11 points) 7. Campbell County A (10 points) 8. Henderson County B (9 points...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Dec 09, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

Turgon the Slain, once King of Gondolin wrote:Any chance we can get the point totals updated? We've already had the Hilltopper and Class Act tourneys since the last time.
Thanks!
We'll get an update up this weekend.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 6545

Re: ACF Fall packet submission reform

3. ACF Fall becomes a PADAWAN-style training ground for inexperienced writers. There's a lot of good writing talent in the community that goes untapped because a lot of people don't ever get the chance to write for an event because they aren't well-known enough. It would be a good way to simultaneo...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9863

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossups on Australian aborigines, Italy joining the Allies (or something like this), and Cuban Missile Crisis?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29045

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

Whatever problems plagued the production of this set did not harm it too much: I enjoyed this set a lot (at least the history and CE, which is all I can credibly comment on), perhaps even more than last year's Penn Bowl.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Thoughts on Target Difficulty
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Thoughts on Target Difficulty

I think at some point you suggested this tournament was going to fall somewhere between MUT and MAGNI on the difficulty scale. Assuming you meant the more recent iterations of MUT which were closer to "regular-minus," I think EFT fit right into that target. I envision "regular-minus" sets as ideally...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 29045

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

I would like to make it clear that this set was largely completed at the start of the tournament. Due to an unfortunate set of circumstances, a handful of science questions were unwritten at the start of the tournament; this caused a slight delay and complications in packetizing some of the packets...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup
Replies: 14
Views: 6092

Re: 2016-17 KQBA Goldenrod Cup

In addition, we have a new constituent tournament to announce: the Johnson Central Invitational , on December 3rd in Paintsville, is now part of the Goldenrod Cup! This will be added to the first post in the thread as soon as I can get ahold of Nick to do so. :) We've never had two tournaments on t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 2016-17
Replies: 17
Views: 8376

Re: Kentucky 2016-17

I am thrilled to see some new tournaments this year, but having two tournaments in the same half of the state on the same day isn't ideal for anybody involved. I would encourage hosts to check and see if the dates for their tournaments do not conflict with something already announced, because it won...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 11194

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

There used to be an "All-A" quick recall championship in Kentucky too, where public and private schools competed against one another. I believe that strong public school teams (Pikeville, Edmonson County, etc.) were regularly in contention for the title. I'm not sure why it ended, but I definitely d...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Michigan (10/29/16)
Replies: 4
Views: 2818

Re: Penn Bowl @ Michigan (10/29/16)

You should have gotten a message from somebody already, but just in case you haven't, Louisville is planning to have one team at this.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 14182

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

I look forward to some flavorful questions
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 11194

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

I think continuing to prevent selective public schools from playing, while allowing both charter AND private schools, is only a magnification of the very double standard that I had such a problem with in the first place. Although perhaps it's good that selective public schools are singled out and pr...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 10, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 11194

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

My interpretation is that this allows traditional public, non-selective students in one division, and either non-selective charter schools or private schools in the other. Does SSNCT still not allow any school with a selective admissions policy to attend? Either way, how does that apply to private s...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 19436

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

I have to say this, because it's not obvious from what I've said so far...I believe small schools are small schools and literally do not care how NAQT defines that beyond having a consistent policy that actually makes sense. I coached at a publicly funded school with roughly 120 students for two yea...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 19436

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

Charter schools should be allowed to play SSNCT. Private schools should be allowed to play SSNCT. If you don't want to lose to those teams, then get good(er). The purpose of a national championship is to determine the best team in the country. If you're going to host a small school national champio...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility
Replies: 43
Views: 19436

Re: SSNCT and Charter School Eligibility

I am very pleased that my comments draw the ire of people who don't agree with them. I stand by them fully. Charter schools are not public schools. I don't care whether or not Virginia believes me. EDIT: I would also like to add that nothing in my "less equal" comments diverge much from the stated p...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Ensuring future team success?
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: Ensuring future team success?

Don't quote Donald Trump as a joke, for one. Don't listen to this man. As to the main point of the thread, attend lots of tournaments, practice as often as you can, and start writing questions as often as it's necessary. Writing a packet for a regular difficulty tournament can be a daunting task fo...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 9921

Re: Terrapin XXIX Announcement

Are there mirrors of this tournament planned?