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by adosreme
Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Waterloo (02/10/10)
Replies: 10
Views: 2673

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Waterloo (02/10/10)

How's the staff situation, Huma?
by adosreme
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

Thanks Sameer. Have you sent the packets to Mike Bentley for Wastebinning yet? If not, then I can do it. And now that the questions have been cleared... [quote="adosreme]I had a few comments about your packet that I haven't put down on paper yet.[/quote] There were just a few things about the RIT pa...
by adosreme
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

Regarding questions, over the 5 non-RIT packets, there was only 1 problematic question, so that was good. Please let me know if you felt that one of our questions was problematic. I felt that the difficulty had swings between packets, but was fairly consistent through each packet. I am waiting for ...
by adosreme
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/31/10
Replies: 44
Views: 7944

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/30/10

If you guys find yourself in need of a teammate, give me a shout as I'll be looking to play on some team for this event.
by adosreme
Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/31/10
Replies: 44
Views: 7944

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/30/10

That's probably what I'll do
by adosreme
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/31/10
Replies: 44
Views: 7944

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/30/10

If this is an open tournament and no Canada mirror, I may consider taking another trip down for this. The last trip to VCU for CULT was fantastic and I rather enjoyed your part of the country.
by adosreme
Wed Aug 25, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

MicroEStudent wrote:Also, what is the status about the canned food drive portion?
I don't know what Sameer wants, but I would personally vote for no fees, since with only a week, we haven't exactly been doing superhuman feats of editing.
by adosreme
Fri Aug 20, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

If there is any chance of getting an extension until Sunday, I can guarantee a pack of much higher calibre than what is currently available. Certain teammates just told me that they won't be able to get questions done until then. If not, I can finish up the pack myself and send it your way tonight....
by adosreme
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

If you can, try and get in touch with Andy Saunders. Last I heard, he was trying to get a team together for this.
by adosreme
Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

Does anyone have any updates on the status of this tournament? Case Western might be interested in sending a team, but we would need to know whether or not this is still happening and, if so, the date of the tournament (fees and such would also be nice as well). The quicker this stuff gets answered...
by adosreme
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 4970

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

I am already in the midst of writing a freelance packet (have 18/0 finished) for this and would like to moderate for this event.

Re: Dates. I would not be able to make this tournament if it were rescheduled for the 21st, as I will be in Vancouver for a wedding until the 23rd.
by adosreme
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 39121

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

Also, so far only the Ottawa and Michigan groups are interested in my earlier pizza offer about 10 posts up. Last call before I make an order tomorrow (but I'll probably throw in another pizza for any stragglers that weren't aware). I can't speak for anyone else on my team, but I would be intereste...
by adosreme
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 9
Views: 629

Re: Difficulty

I personally really liked the difficulty of this tournament. I found nearly every tossup to be quite accessible, even if only by the end of the question, while the bonuses were fairly balanced difficulty-wise across the board.
by adosreme
Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Music Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Music Discussion

I believe that Glory Days does have a video as I vaguely seem to recall seeing it on Pop Up Video once.
by adosreme
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 39121

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

Both VIOLATEDD and BELFAST will be happening. Each will be $5/person. I'll take charge of BELFAST, and Libo is willing to run VIOLATEDD. We can figure out whether they'll be singles, doubles, triples, etc. based on who expresses interest the day of. People who are interested in mirroring, would you...
by adosreme
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Looking For Last Minute CULT Replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Looking For Last Minute CULT Replacement

First of all, I apologize if this should be in the CULT thread, but I figured that here it would get attention from people who may be persuaded to attend CULT. The McMaster team (Alex Poon et al) had our fourth player drop out and hence we are looking for a last-minute replacement for him. We will b...
by adosreme
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 17262

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

If it helps you, Mike, I am officially playing with Alex Poon, Jordan Palmer and Jay Misuk (from McMaster).

However, I would also like to take a sentence or two to thank Dan Goff. Thanks for your efforts to help me out when I didn't have a team, I really appreciate it.

See you all next Saturday!
by adosreme
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 39121

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

I talked to Andy on Sunday, and he told me that this tournament was indeed happening on July 10.
by adosreme
Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 17262

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

My team of myself, Brice Russ and Chris Wieder is looking for a fourth. Looking especially for someone with strength in recent video games, comics, and film of all decades. As of today, I am still looking for a team. While I am not sure that my strengths are completely congruent with what you're lo...
by adosreme
Tue Jun 01, 2010 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 39121

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

Huma Zafar and myself from Waterloo are teaming up with Will Nediger and Gautam Kandlikar for this
by adosreme
Thu May 20, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 17262

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

After trying for the last week or so, I was unable to get a Canadian team together for this but I am very interested in coming down and playing this set. Therefore I am currently looking for a team that I can latch onto for this tournament. I am more than happy to play on a casual team but I would b...
by adosreme
Sun May 09, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 17262

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

Ukonvasara wrote:(on a more serious note, teams should totally come to this tournament!)
I'm working on it...I will update you again in a few weeks if it turns out I need a team
by adosreme
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 39121

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

sds wrote:Also, are there any eligibility restrictions (say, for people who'll be grad students next year)?
I talked to Andy recently about this, and I believe that he told me that this was an open tournament.
by adosreme
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 4027

Re: MUT Discussion

I moderated at the Guelph site
by adosreme
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiebreakers
Replies: 7
Views: 976

Tiebreakers

I have a question for some of the more experienced quizbowlers here. In a tournament with round robin and playoffs, if teams are tied for the last X spots in a given bracket after the round robin, then what is the best way to break the tie? Is it just to have the teams in question play a tiebreaker ...
by adosreme
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 17262

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

After having talked with some people at the Guelph mirror of MUT, I can say that I am likely to attend this (maybe as a free agent though...it depends how Mac's plans turn out)
by adosreme
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: MELD (Mildly Experimental Literature Doubles) at UWO
Replies: 28
Views: 6699

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

the third garrideb wrote:I'm going to see how much interest there is from Waterloo, but we'll have at least one player at this.
I figured as much. Waterloo will have at least two players for this.
by adosreme
Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Central Canada (2/20) - University of Guelph
Replies: 12
Views: 2049

Re: ACF Regionals Central Canada (2/20) - University of Guelph

Hey Chris,

I had mentioned this to Andy recently and I don't know if Huma or I already told you, but I will not be playing on Saturday and will be available to moderate.
by adosreme
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 8584

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Also, I personally know that I take a fair number of trips down to the US and could always use some extra American cash. If it's okay with Jay et. al., I would be willing to bring some Canadian money with me and exchange it with people (using whatever exchange rate Google gives that day), since it ...
by adosreme
Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?
Replies: 40
Views: 9109

Re: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?

I'm generally fine with video game and comic book questions, although there are a decent amount of people who can buzz faster than I can on those categories. I have no argument here and I find myself in the same boat as you. I think that I'd rather [insert horrible thing here] than sit through ques...
by adosreme
Thu Feb 04, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 8584

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

The Weather Network seems to be predicting all clear too!
by adosreme
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 8584

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

As a team coming from the US, I have a question. How accepting of US currency are the establishments in Hamilton? We aren't staying in a hotel, so I don't know where I could exchange money if I needed to do so. I ask so that I can get a rough estimate of how much money I should change into Canadian...
by adosreme
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10 - CANCELLED
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10

At this time, the field is down to: - Guelph (1-3) - RIT (0-1) - Possible House Team (0-1) As you can see, the interest for this tournament has gone down significantly. If I could get final numbers from everybody this week, then I'll figure out whether or not this event is still going to happen or n...
by adosreme
Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash II
Replies: 16
Views: 2414

Re: Penn Bowl Trash II

Would there be teams that are open to accepting free agents for this tournament and Penn Bowl too (and is this even allowed)? I ask because if there is no Canadian mirror, then I'd seriously consider making the drive down for this (but probably wouldn't be able to find too many others interested in ...
by adosreme
Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10 - CANCELLED
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10

MacSR wrote:Mac is probably interested... I can't speak for th eteam though.
Do you guys have to write a packet? Or are you okay for that?
by adosreme
Mon Dec 21, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10 - CANCELLED
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10

Field Update:

- Guelph (1-3)
- Ottawa (0-1)
- RIT (0-1)
- Possible House Team (1)

Thanks for the replies...and if any other schools are interested, then please post when you have more concrete info!
by adosreme
Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?
Replies: 40
Views: 9109

Re: Discussion: Can Trash be more girl friendly?

Just a thought, but maybe the prevalence of "girl trash" in trash packets can be helped by changing the way that the subdivision is specified. Most packet submission trash subdivisions that I've seen go something like TV 2/2 90s and 2000s 2/2 Older Perhaps specifying things like TV 1/1 + 1 Question ...
by adosreme
Fri Dec 11, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10 - CANCELLED
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

Re: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10

So far we have just Guelph expressing interest in this. Does anyone else know whether or not you will be attending as of yet?
by adosreme
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament Mirror at Guelph (11/21/09)
Replies: 49
Views: 6558

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

Overall, everyone seemed to really enjoy the few rounds we did play, and few of the tossups went dead (from what I remember). Thanks for the enjoyable set! I'd like to second this. I originally was not planning to play RMP but eventually did end up participating. The few rounds we did were a lot of...
by adosreme
Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament Mirror at Guelph (11/21/09)
Replies: 49
Views: 6558

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

Waterloo is confirming 2 teams and 1 buzzer set for this weekend.
by adosreme
Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10 - CANCELLED
Replies: 9
Views: 1164

ACF Winter @ The University of Waterloo 01/16/10 - CANCELLED

EDIT: This event has officially been CANCELLED due to lack of interest. The University of Waterloo Quiz Bowl Club is pleased to announced that we will be hosting the Eastern Canada site of ACF Winter on Saturday, January 16, 2010! It will be taking place in the Math and Computer Building (MC) with m...
by adosreme
Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament Mirror at Guelph (11/21/09)
Replies: 49
Views: 6558

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

bsmith wrote:I believe he is referring to side events being produced for various fall tournaments in the US.
I just checked out some of the ones from previous tournaments and they look fun. I'd probably be in for that.
by adosreme
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament Mirror at Guelph (11/21/09)
Replies: 49
Views: 6558

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

Waterloo will definitely be interested in competing in this, though I won't be able to say for sure how many teams we would have until late September when we acutally have our first full club meeting (Waterloo's clubs day is later this year than usual and we won't have had a meeting with all the new...
by adosreme
Sat Sep 05, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Toronto, October 3, 2009
Replies: 32
Views: 5544

Re: EFT Mirror at Toronto, October 3, 2009

Waterloo will be attending, probably with either 1-2 teams.
by adosreme
Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash Packets Online
Replies: 25
Views: 3113

Re: Trash Packets Online

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I have approximately 1300 packets in my archive of reasonably good-quality tournaments (sorry, 1995 T-Party, but you didn't make the cut!), and mine's smaller than many peoples'.
Is this archive online? I am looking for some novice level (non-trash) packets for practices.
by adosreme
Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO discussion
Replies: 80
Views: 14814

Re: VETO discussion

I think Chris makes a very good point in his above post. I really enjoyed playing ACF Fall and, in pre-VETO practices, there were a lot of old VETO packets that I refused to read as they were quite insubstantial. I think that if I had known in advance that VETO was going to be similar in style to an...
by adosreme
Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO discussion
Replies: 80
Views: 14814

Re: VETO discussion

Jerry, would it be alright if I asked for feedback regarding the questions that I wrote? I have listed them below. You don't have to give feedback on everything, just a few examples regarding what was done properly and what was done badly along with general tips for improvement would be immensely he...
by adosreme
Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 2604

Re: VETO 2010

What has been suggested in the original post is something that I think I would enjoy. I am personally quite fond of the NAQT distribution.
by adosreme
Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO discussion
Replies: 80
Views: 14814

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

Jerry, I'd like to comment on some of the things you said and then make some general commentary: First of all, it is not just my vision, nor is it for the future of quizbowl. It's an implementation of the reality of what quizbowl looks like today almost everywhere. Not only that, but this is a set t...
by adosreme
Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO discussion
Replies: 80
Views: 14814

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

I'm going to write up a detailed reply to the posts here, but I just want to note the following: I volunteered to do this without any guile or intend to deceive. Indeed, I have never made any secret of what I (and the vast majority of other quizbowl players) consider to be good quizbowl. There was ...