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by 1.82
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK at Maryland (February 13, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 5490

Re: MLK at Maryland (February 2016)

Owing to severe inclement weather, the University of Maryland campus will be closed this weekend. Consequently, this tournament is postponed until next month. We will announce a new date soon.
by 1.82
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 15968

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

Let's talk about side events. I think it's assume that there is demand for Eyes and Will Alston's RMP/SS event. Here I am soliciting input regarding timing, format, and possible other events that people are interested in playing. Hey Naveed, any chance of COTTAGE Bowl running on Sunday? I can defin...
by 1.82
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 15968

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

Let's talk about side events. I think it's assume that there is demand for Eyes and Will Alston's RMP/SS event. Here I am soliciting input regarding timing, format, and possible other events that people are interested in playing.
by 1.82
Wed Dec 16, 2015 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 15968

"stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

The University of Maryland will host a mirror of "stanford housewrite" on Saturday, February 27, 2016. This tournament is written by members of the Stanford University Quiz Bowl Club, with an intended difficulty level of "Nationals-minus, i.e. noticeably harder than tournaments such as ACF Regionals...
by 1.82
Sun Nov 15, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8931

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the Zoroastrian tossup on India? I was frustrated to have a bunch of Persian names thrown at me and then get negged when I buzzed with "Iran". The Parsis are certainly worth asking about, but it seemed to me that this was the worst possible way to go about doing that.
by 1.82
Sun Nov 15, 2015 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 2716

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion

I thought the tossup difficulty was good, but the bonuses (across multiple categories) struck me as much more difficult than the tossups. This feeling was generally held among the people at our site to whom I talked. It has already been mentioned in this thread, but several people noted the lack of ...
by 1.82
Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK at Maryland (February 13, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 5490

MLK at Maryland (February 13, 2016)

The University of Maryland will host a mirror of Michigan's MLK tournament on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The intended difficulty of this tournament is slightly below that of 2014 Penn Bowl; more information on the tournament can be found here . This is a closed collegiate event and eligibility gui...
by 1.82
Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)
Replies: 7
Views: 4879

Re: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)

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by 1.82
Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)
Replies: 7
Views: 4879

Re: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)

Thomas Jefferson A finished with a record of 11–2 and cleared the field by three games to win. Wilmington Charter A and Dorman tied for second. Thanks to everyone for coming, thanks to the editors for putting together an enjoyable set, and thanks in particular to Chris Heffner, Raynell Cooper, and D...
by 1.82
Sun Oct 25, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 27
Views: 4145

Re: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

I enjoyed the religion questions in this set a great deal. In particular, the questions on Islamic prophets and funerals had clues that were both interesting and accessible. Bonus hard parts on religion questions required deep knowledge but certainly weren't impossible. the uranium question can only...
by 1.82
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland
Replies: 9
Views: 4694

Re: Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland

A private discussion forum has been created for the Maryland Fall set. If you have played or read the tournament, please request to join the usergroup and gain access to the board by going to your User Control Panel, clicking on "Usergroups" ( or clicking this link ), and selecting "2015 Maryland Fa...
by 1.82
Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15
Replies: 42
Views: 9839

Re: Good Hope Invitational Tournament (Cullman, AL)-10/17/15

A private discussion forum has been created for the Maryland Fall set. If you have played or read the tournament, please request to join the usergroup and gain access to the board by going to your User Control Panel, clicking on "Usergroups" ( or clicking this link ), and selecting "2015 Maryland Fa...
by 1.82
Tue Oct 20, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 2015-16
Replies: 89
Views: 30935

Re: Alabama 2015-16

sharathun wrote:(am I allowed to give examples, or is the set still being mirrored?)
While we would love to hear your input, please do not discuss specific answers here. A private forum will be set up to allow everyone who played or observed the set to discuss individual questions.

Thanks!
by 1.82
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)
Replies: 7
Views: 4879

Re: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)

Please note that November 7, the date of the tournament, is also the date that Maryland football hosts Wisconsin. Fortunately, the game is at 3:30 PM, meaning that it should not affect travel to College Park, although exiting town may be slowed somewhat. The most relevant impact the game will have o...
by 1.82
Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: We Have Never Been Modern - Online Mirror - 9/6/15
Replies: 11
Views: 4116

Re: We Have Never Been Modern - Online Mirror - 9/6/15

I'm interested in playing.
by 1.82
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 264795

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Every children's lit question was answered within the first two sentences. Children's lit: Alston Boyd 3/0/0 45 Jeff Hoppes 3/0/0 45 Amith Punyala 2/0/0 30 Michael Wilbon 1/0/0 15 Kenji Golimlim 1/0/0 15 Adam Sperber 0/0/1 -5 Baseball: Jeff Hoppes 6/0 60 Michael Wilbon 2/0 20 Dan Puma 2/0 20 Dan Pas...
by 1.82
Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)
Replies: 7
Views: 4879

Re: ACF Fall 2015 @ Maryland (High School Mirror)

We are pleased to announce that ACF Fall at Maryland has been awarded platinum certification by PACE, which means that the top 25% of the field will qualify for the 2016 PACE NSC, held on June 4–5 in Rosemont, Illinois.
by 1.82
Sat Aug 22, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 264795

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have my two Trash Day packets to read tomorrow at 5 6 PM PDT (so 8 9 PM EDT). First will be 10 questions on children's literature and then 15 on baseball.

EDIT: Packets have been moved back an hour.
by 1.82
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 41373

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Cody, Eric, and Sui Feng have all graduated.
by 1.82
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 24878

Re: DC Metro 2015-16 Date Claim Thread

Maryland will be hosting a mirror of ACF Fall for high school teams on November 7.
by 1.82
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH - History Side Event
Replies: 11
Views: 6031

Re: SHEIKH - History Side Event

Final scores: Packet 8 Michael Wacha 5/5/2 115 Doug Graebner 2/3/1 55 Dan Puma 3/1/2 45 Susan Ferrari 1/0/0 15 Finals 1 Matt Bollinger 3/3/1 70 Doug Graebner 4/0/0 60 Dan Puma 1/2/1 30 Matt Lafer 2/0/1 25 Alston Boyd 1/1/0 25 Sam Rombro 0/1/0 10 Chris Manners 0/1/1 5 Kenji Golimlim 0/1/1 5 Finals 2 ...
by 1.82
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Specific Question Discussion

To me the Appalachia tossup was a really good example of a question with a clear, buzzable first clue. Japan (in historiography) Also, FYI, we had a packet-order disaster at the Michigan site in which Finals 1/2 were read in place of regular packets 1/2 in some rooms, so none of the packets are full...
by 1.82
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2559

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I understand that the question on the Fuggers did not refer to them as "this family" within power to avoid transparency, but multiple people in my room were confused by the reference to them as "this group".
by 1.82
Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3451

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

On the whole I enjoyed this tournament quite a bit. The answer selection was interesting and there were a lot of good clues that I enjoyed the opportunity to get points on. In particular I thought the ordering of clues was worth noting, since I thought this did an admirable job of distinguishing bet...
by 1.82
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Does William and Mary have a team?
Replies: 3
Views: 3246

Re: Does William and Mary have a team?

I believe Sean Smiley is in charge of things, so get in touch with him.
by 1.82
Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl on social media
Replies: 21
Views: 7187

Re: Quizbowl on social media

On the subject of regional Facebook groups, I'm not sure why a regional Facebook group would ever have any reason to be private or closed, as I know the Northern California group is. What exactly is there to hide? Making group content not visible to outsiders merely presents another barrier to entry...
by 1.82
Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open History discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 9268

Re: Chicago Open History discussion

The semi-guerrilla nature of this event might have muddied the battlefield a little in terms of finding a winner, but I enjoyed this tournament very much and I'm glad that there was a place where detailed knowledge of the Robert Rayford incident came in handy. One aspect of the tournament that I par...
by 1.82
Sun Jul 12, 2015 4:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 51861

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

At this point I'm not certain I'll be able to staff, so if one of the other people who have expressed interest were to replace me, that would be ideal.
by 1.82
Tue Jul 07, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)
Replies: 21
Views: 7679

Re: VCU Open @ Berkeley (Aug 8)

At the moment the form returns a message that "You need permission: This form can only be viewed by users in the owner's organization."
by 1.82
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other
Replies: 40
Views: 15793

Re: Resetting [pt. 5 of 6]: How We Treat Each Other

vinteuil wrote:
Public safety diving wrote:At the moment there are zero housewritten regular-difficulty mACF tournaments announced.
"STIMPY II" definitely fits this description. I can't speak for everyone else, but I'm not a big fan of _only_ having hard-ish tournaments.
The correct term, I believe, is "STIIMPY".
by 1.82
Fri Jul 03, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Player
Replies: 20
Views: 9244

Re: History Player

Read books.
by 1.82
Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5625

Re: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion

My thoughts on the whole echo Nick Conder's. I enjoyed my stay in Kentucky and would be glad to staff this event again should circumstances permit. The tournament ran smoothly from a logistical standpoint and I was very impressed with both the abilities and the demeanor of the competitors. From the ...
by 1.82
Tue Jun 02, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 49008

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Tossups like "Cartier" seemed to me much more appropriate for the difficulty and caliber of the situation, but maybe I am biased in that I consider French explorers more difficult than Islamic dynasties (I honestly don't know if others share that opinion). I guarantee that more high schoolers know ...
by 1.82
Thu May 28, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 51861

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I, too, can staff.
by 1.82
Tue May 26, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History 2015
Replies: 139
Views: 62322

Re: CO History 2015

I would like to play this.
by 1.82
Tue May 19, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Click Here to Become Sad
Replies: 59
Views: 24825

Re: your official Canadian cavalry regiment discussion threa

I will venture into this thread to note that in my readings on Canadian history (which I would like to think are not insignificant in scope) I have come across a certain tendency to view history in teleological terms. Given the domination of the Grits in the twentieth century, this is naturally tied...
by 1.82
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 46179

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Speaking as a staffer, I could have used clearer directions with regard to the lightning rounds, since they are obviously not a feature of 20/20 quizbowl and I hadn't ever dealt with them before. I only flubbed one question and it ended up not making a difference, but I didn't know what I would have...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 5650

Re: Specific question discussion

Could I see the question on the Giants? I always enjoy content concerning my favorite sports team and I'm curious as to where that question went.
by 1.82
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 8622

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

The problems I have with the reasoning that started this thread is the following: 1) Teams are PAYING to be there and play. They are PAYING CUSTOMERS. While remonstration is fine, it makes about as much sense as arguing with me to see the end of a terrible film. This analogy is straightforwardly di...
by 1.82
Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 37717

Re: Your Lowest Point

I understand that rule and agree with the rule. I just think many times that prompting is done kind of arbitrarily. for example, there is "do not prompt on Marquez", but "prompt of Roosevelt". I struggle to think of any other Marquez of note, but many Roosevelts. This is because Roosevelt is their ...
by 1.82
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT
Replies: 12
Views: 3236

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II ICT

The tossup on Mies van der Rohe called for prompting on "van der Rohe". Is this accepted practice? It struck me as excessive, since "van der Rohe" is not Mies's name.
by 1.82
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?
Replies: 15
Views: 6856

Re: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?

If, on the other hand, we're talking about something more radical, like writing questions in Hindi (not the best example, given the prevalence of English-medium education in India, but bear with me), you _will_ have to scrap probably 80% of literature, half of history, retool religion to be much le...
by 1.82
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 33905

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

That's a question that could do with some copyediting; the two pitchers mentioned are named José Rijo and Éric Gagné, respectively. In general, though, I enjoyed the sports questions. The tossup on the nickname "Kid" struck me as a fun idea.
by 1.82
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 33905

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Perhaps there is some hypothetical number of followers that would be sufficient for a YouTube account to be the subject of a question, but no YouTube account in existence reaches that threshold; I could name none, and as far as I can tell the same is true for the vast majority of the people who play...
by 1.82
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT
Replies: 18
Views: 3986

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division II SCT

I had no problem with the Egypt question at all; the term "province" was used right away and in any case it doesn't strike me as reasonable to assume that "Africa" in the context of Rome would refer to the continent.
by 1.82
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 SCT: Trash
Replies: 16
Views: 3320

Re: Trash

(and again, I think that having heard of the Everly Brothers is one thing—being able to answer a question about them is another). I...don't follow this. By "heard of," do you mean just literally heard their name at some point? I guess my point is (somewhat obvious)—a thing can be easy-part famous, ...