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by kearnm7
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)

I just sent out a logistics email to the teams. Let me know if you did not receive it. The tentative tournament schedule may be found here.
by kearnm7
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)

The field above is up to date. As it stands, we will play a 11-team round robin, with finals as necessary. More information will follow tomorrow or Wednesday in a logistics email.
by kearnm7
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 36
Views: 8584

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

Yale would like to tentatively claim Saturday, February 29 for the main site of BHSAT. We understand that there is a slight conflict with AMSA's middle school tournament but believe the fields are effectively distinct. Furthermore, the collegiate quiz bowl calendar necessitates this date from our p...
by kearnm7
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Notable Buzzers

It has occurred to me that it's been a really long time since I've seen "The Knot". It was a 16-player buzzer system, obstinately for four teams of four, but with all 16 cables coming out of a central console. The cables naturally became tangled up in a way that seemed to defy 3-dimensional Euclidi...
by kearnm7
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 36
Views: 8584

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

Yale would like to tentatively claim Saturday, February 29 for the main site of BHSAT. We understand that there is a slight conflict with AMSA's middle school tournament but believe the fields are effectively distinct. Furthermore, the collegiate quiz bowl calendar necessitates this date from our po...
by kearnm7
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 847

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)

This post is reserved for field updates (which can also be found in the link above):

School (teams/buzzers/staffers):
Amherst: 2/1/0
Brown: 1/0/0
Harvard: 3/3/0
MIT: 2/1/0
Wesleyan: 1/0/0
Yale: 2/0/0
by kearnm7
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 847

2020 ACF Regionals at Yale (01/25/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Northeast site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at Yale University on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament will take place in either William Harkness Hall (WLH) or Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), with team check-in beginning at 8:00 A.M. The opening meeting wil...
by kearnm7
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Thanks to everyone who came to New Haven yesterday—sorry I couldn't be there myself. MIT A won the site, with Wesleyan in second. Stats are available here.
by kearnm7
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Excerpted from the logistics email I just sent to teams' contacts. I (Michael) will not be at the tournament, so James Wedgwood will be TD'ing. He is reachable at james.[email protected].edu or via phone (in the email). With 24 teams, we will split into three brackets of eight. These will play a limited...
by kearnm7
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Following a number of drops and adds, the waitlist is now clear and the field is at 28. I hope to send out a logistics email tomorrow afternoon if nothing changes in the field.
by kearnm7
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

We have now hit our field cap and will be accepting teams onto a waitlist. Those interested should email me as described above but should not fill out the central ACF registration form.
by kearnm7
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

Slight room-booking complications require that I reduce the field cap from 30 to 28. This will likely be a final cap.
by kearnm7
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

In addition to the above link, I will endeavor to keep the field updated here for convenience. Team: # of Teams/Buzzers/Staffers Amherst: 2/0/1 Bowdoin: 1/1/1 Brandeis: 2/2/0 Columbia: 4/3/1 Harvard: 2/2/2 MIT: 3/1/0 NYU: 4/2/0 Rutgers: 3/1/1 Wesleyan: 1/0/0 Williams: 2/1/0 Total: 24/13/6 Waitlist:
by kearnm7
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)
Replies: 7
Views: 4607

2019 ACF Fall at Yale (11/02/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the Northeast site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at Yale on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place at a to-be-determined building (our room reservations are pending), with team check-in beginning at 8 A.M. The opening meeting will then commence promp...
by kearnm7
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3088

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

CPiGuy wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:41 pm
What time will this be occurring?
10 A.M. EST Sunday, per above.
by kearnm7
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11068

Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

BHSAT 2019 has been posted to the archive and is now available here. We hope that all the teams who played the set enjoyed it, and we intend to bring an even higher quality product next year.
by kearnm7
Tue May 07, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 35448

Re: Player Poll 2019

I know it’s late, but Adam Fine should be in your top 25. Not only does he bench 195, but he also put up 48 playoffs PPG at ICT (2nd scoring to Jacob) and outscored Stephen during Nats prelims.
by kearnm7
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 27320

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I guess I'll also mention that it's worth putting into perspective how much quizbowl already puts into fairness. I'd be curious to learn if there are other team-based competitive activities out there that don't use single-elimination playoffs, guarantee all teams pretty much the same number of game...
by kearnm7
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Santa Claus wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:25 pm
ryanrosenberg wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Do stats exist for ACRONYM? Excited to see my team's 9/2/6 game immortalized on the DB.
Excited to see my negative ppg
See here for stats. Sorry for the delay!
by kearnm7
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]
Replies: 4
Views: 3806

Re: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]

Yes she did, and my apologies for failing to update the post.
by kearnm7
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Final stats are available here. Thank you to all the teams for coming—Rutgers cleared the field with an 8-2 record to win the tournament.
by kearnm7
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Stats are (reasonably) live here.
by kearnm7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Since we currently have 10 teams signed up (leaving us with a single round-robin format), we are closing the field. Other teams will only be added if we can ensure that the field reaches an even number. Make sure, however, to register as teams or as free agents for ACRONYM, which we've reduced in p...
by kearnm7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Since we currently have 10 teams signed up (leaving us with a single round-robin format), we are closing the field. Other teams will only be added if we can ensure that the field reaches an even number. Make sure, however, to register as teams or as free agents for ACRONYM, which we've reduced in pr...
by kearnm7
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Two updates: First, the field currently stands at 7 teams - if there are other interested teams, I'd encourage them to sign up by this weekend so we can sort out the tournament's format. If the field holds at 7, Yale will field a house team. Second, based on the results of the side-event poll posted...
by kearnm7
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

We are currently planning to run a side event following a conclusion of the tournament, though this is dependent on interest, as well as staffer/room constraints. I'd encourage everyone who's registered and would be interested in playing particular side events to indicate such in the poll. I'll upda...
by kearnm7
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]
Replies: 4
Views: 3806

Roommate for ICT 2019 [Female]

Of the two teams Yale is sending to ICT this year, only one of our players is female. We are therefore wondering if anyone would be interested in splitting the cost of a double room at ICT with that player for the nights of Friday April 5 and Saturday April 6. Feel free to PM me your contact informa...
by kearnm7
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 pm
The Billiards Fool wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Are there plans for side events?
I'd also like to know about this. Interested in playing ACRONYM and Guerrilla History, potentially other things (although I'm not sure what exactly is available).
Poll for side events (Saturday 3/30).
by kearnm7
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Current Field—Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
MIT—1/1/0
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Rahul"—1/2/0
Rutgers—2/0/0
NYU "Alumni"—2/0/0
"That d---ed Aremihc"—1/0/0
Karmacoma Chameleon—1/0/0
Harvard—2/2/0

Total—10/4/0
by kearnm7
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5416

PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that our mirror of the “Pre-ICT and Nats Open” (PIANO) will be held on Yale's campus on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The PIANO question set is being head-edited by Jacob Reed, a YSAC club member, and other YSACers are on the writing team. More i...
by kearnm7
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)

Full stats are available here.

Congratulations to Barrington, who defeated High Tech A in the second game of the advantaged final to win the tournament! We enjoyed hosting you in New Haven and hope to see you again at Yale in the future.
by kearnm7
Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)

All teams who indicated (via the registration form) that they required an invoice prior to February 16 should have received one last night through e-mail. Please inform us if you did not receive the requested invoice or now require one; we will send one as soon as possible.
by kearnm7
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)

We are pleased to announce that the tournament has been designated as a "Platinum Qualifier" for PACE NSC. This means that the top 25% of teams at BHSAT (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for that national championship tournament. More details about the PACE NSC may be found here.
by kearnm7
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 14285

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Two small errata, both on giveaways. I believe calling "Ezekiel" a "minor prophet" to be wrong, and "Ouranos" is not the husband of Rhea.
by kearnm7
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)

The tournament is now more than halfway full, so I would advise interested teams to sign up as soon as possible!
by kearnm7
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 25447

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

I'd just like to encourage all teams planning to host spring tournaments to consider Yale's BHSAT XXVIII set (more information available here ). There's currently no DC Metro area of the set and we think it would be excellent preparation for tournaments like PACE NSC! Feel free to shoot me a PM or e...
by kearnm7
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 16412

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Brief reminder that the main site of BHSAT XXVIII will take place at Yale on February 16! More information is available here.
by kearnm7
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 14
Views: 9043

Re: NY Date Claims 2018-19

Would you mind adding BHSAT XXVIII @ Yale for February 16? More information is available here.
by kearnm7
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

Re: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)

Current Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers) Updated 2/5 at 4:50 P.M. Barrington (1/0/0) Belmont (1/2/0) Dalton (1/0/0) Darien (2/0/0) Greens Farms (1/1/1) High Tech (2/4/0) Housatonic Valley (1/0/0) Lexington (3/0/0) Newtown (1/0/0) North Babylon (3/3/0) Norwich (1/0/0) Trinity (3/0/0) West Egg (1/0/0)...
by kearnm7
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 3026

BHSAT XXVIII at Yale (2/16/19)

Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that our twenty-eighth annual Bulldog High School Academic Tournament (BHSAT) will be held on Yale's campus on Saturday, February 16, 2019 (please ignore any dates previously announced) . The tournament will use untimed rounds of 20 tossups a...
by kearnm7
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God New England at Brown
Replies: 9
Views: 6919

Re: Sun God New England at Brown

I completely understand the desire to have a house team, especially for a regular difficulty tournament, but I'm just curious as to whether thought has been given to the bracketing? Nine teams seems a less ideal structure than eight, which avoids byes entirely, including in playoffs. My apologies if...
by kearnm7
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3481

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)

Just wanted to thank Ricky, Jon, and the Harvard team for a great tournament - probably the best run I've attended, despite our best efforts to make life difficult for them.
by kearnm7
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15253

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

Hate to nag, but is there any idea of when/if this will be done and where it will be played? Would love to give it a go.
by kearnm7
Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15253

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

I heard this is going to be held at VCU? Any chance of an online mirror at some point?

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