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by username1
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)

Thank you to everyone who came to Novice yesterday! We had a great time hosting Novice. Congratulations to the winners, Macalester C!
by username1
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)

Field
Teams/Buzzers
St. Thomas 2/0
Drake 1/0
Carleton 1/2
Michigan Tech 3/3
Macalester 3/0
Minnesota 4/3
by username1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I am excited to announce the formation of an inter-organizational committee to identify organizational changes that can reduce the carbon footprint of quizbowl events, primarily national tournaments. This committee consists of myself, Jeff Hoppes of NAQT, David Madden of IAC/NHBB, Fred Morlan of IQB...
by username1
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

as others have observed, those flights are almost certainly taking off anyway, with or without NCT/ACF Nats/PACE staffers). I disagree with this line of argument, mostly because airlines do want to maximize profits. If I forgo the last spot on flight A, someone who would have otherwise chosen fligh...
by username1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

NAQT Collegiate Novice at UMN (9/21/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota will be hosting NAQT Novice on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This tournament will take place in Blegen Hall, with registration starting at 8:30 AM and play beginning at 9:00 AM. It will run on the NAQT set CNS-186C. Registration Please email ...
by username1
Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Thanks Shan and Joe for doing those assessments. I agree that switching to electronic packets pales in comparison to other waste/emissions reduction options in QB, and anything this community does to reduce its footprint is still microscopic compared to total human and corporate activity. I'm also n...
by username1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2314

Re: ACF Fall Packet-Submission Discussion

Would the experience of relatively inexperienced editors working on Fall be worsened if the questions came from new or inexperienced writers of the general community as opposed to solely the college community? If packet submissions were optional for teams playing ACF Fall, why couldn't the remaining...
by username1
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I don't want to give off the impression that I want organizations to cut corners in every possible way in an effort to reduce waste--Mike, Aaron, and Jeff's points about paper packets are all valid, and I understand that the answer to a lot of these issues isn't as simple as it is being laid out her...
by username1
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

I fully support the other qb recommendations made here. I'd particularly like to highlight We can encourage the use of trains, buses, and carpools over air travel. This encouragement could perhaps take the form of promo codes, differential reimbursements, active organizing of carpools, and other inc...
by username1
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

What I would tend to advocate, at the risk of becoming too political, is that quizbowlers who are concerned about climate change (as I think they should be), while working to be responsible global citizens in ways that they define, should be looking more towards political change--voting in and valu...
by username1
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6706

Climate change and quizbowl

When I first started writing this post (version 6 of my haphazard attempt to convey in text the extent of my distress and to offer something of value to a discussion that should be discussed in every circle), I drove home through flooded streets and torrential rain only to get home and read more ups...
by username1
Tue May 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

Hello, Wayzata alumna here, I think you should feel great about Eden Prairie's finish--you guys had a great weekend! It's important to contextualize any set of rankings through the methodology used to create them and the data used. For instance, hsqbrank ranks teams by adjusted points per bonus--you...
by username1
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 5698

Re: MUSES Announcement

Would definitely be interested in an online mirror of this.
by username1
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 8983

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

This was overall a great set! I especially appreciated the wide variety of ballet questions, particularly the Coppelia bonus. It's nice to see more ballets that are essentials among ballet enthusiasts but not necessarily considered part of the quiz bowl canon be included in a set of this difficulty.
by username1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 17307

Re: High School Player Poll

I don't want to toot my own horn here, but I think I should be at least top 6. Not only am I a member of the winning team of the 2017 NAC (Washington D.C. phase), but I have also won at least 6 speedcheck games playing solo. I have a 100% power percentage on questions about the song "All Star" by t...
by username1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: High School Discord server?
Replies: 4
Views: 3205

Re: High School Discord server?

kammajos000 wrote:
Iamteehee wrote:woah I didn't know there was anyone in MN hs qb who used the forums
I'm in MN hs qb and I use the forums. Hi Geoffrey.
What a coincidence, me too! Small world.
by username1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 13586

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I thought this was a great set to play overall, and I especially appreciated the amount of ballet in the set and that the questions on it were less repetitive/formulaic than the ones that usually come up at the high school level.
Could I see the common-link tossup on artwork from Italy? Thanks!