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by vathreya
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Washington (11/02/2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 239

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

I am pleased to announce that the Northwest site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at the University of Washington on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place at Savery Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8:00 AM (room TBD, more info will be emailed closer to the date of the tourname...
by vathreya
Fri May 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting Other Schools to Join Quiz Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: Getting Other Schools to Join Quiz Bowl

Hey Justin, I’d be more than happy to get in touch with you about expanding the scope of quiz bowl in Washington, especially the Seattle area, and this has been something on my mind as well ever since I joined UW. I believe that a lot of schools, especially on the East Side (Bellevue and Redmond) wo...
by vathreya
Mon May 14, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 5262

Re: HSNCT-only predictions

Does buzzes per twenty tossups heard include negs? It seems like it does, but I can't think of what the use that stat would be for comparing teams if it can't distinguish between teams that score a lot and teams that neg a lot. Similarly, what's the advantage of using powers/buzz instead of powers/...
by vathreya
Sun May 13, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 5262

Re: HSNCT-only predictions

I was of the opinion that since HNSCT is timed and has more tossups and no bouncebacks, it places a greater emphasis on tossup-getting than bonus conversion, because you don't have a chance at bouncebacks and have to rely almost solely on tossup-getting.
by vathreya
Sun May 13, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 5262

Re: HSNCT-only predictions

I've attempted to fix these discrepancies by using Buzzes/20TUH instead of buzzes/game.
by vathreya
Sat May 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSNCT-only predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 5262

HSNCT-only predictions

Hey everyone! One day I was wondering why Morlan's rankings and the Pre-Nationals polls aren't quite as accurate in predicting results for nationals, and I noticed that while both seemed to be similar in their predictions, they weren't able to distinguish between teams that were good at housewrites,...
by vathreya
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 12733

Re: Preseason Predictions

As a NorCal player, I'd like to add some insight about teams from my region that are usually overlooked in analyses like these: I think the Crystal Springs Uplands School could also do very well this season. They graduate no one, and in their first HSNCT they stormed to a T-41 finish (and player Jus...
by vathreya
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Preseason Predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 12733

Re: Preseason Predictions

The thing about TJ and other underranked teams is that their performance, especially at national tournaments, is highly variable. Teams like this tend to rely on tossup conversion instead of bonuses to win games, and while that certainly does produce results, it's also more susceptible to change (i....