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by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2800

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

Yeah, I'm definitely not arguing that I was right, I was just bewildered by the pronoun and was confused what concept the fixed stars could be referring to. That being said, people in Newton's time did conceptualize "rigid Euclidean space" in terms of the fixed stars, so there is a modicum of truth ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3671

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

I found the Pointillism tossup super confusing given the pronoun "this style." I buzzed on the description of the Portrait of Felix Feneon with the answer portrait, because when I hear the phrase "this style" I think of traditional forms like portraiture, abstraction, history paintings, or nudes rat...
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2800

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

For the "space" tossup, I probably should have figured out that because the question was in the philosophy distribution - answers like "reference frame" wouldn't really make sense and "relative position / location" was probably not likely to be what it was going for. Still, since I'm mainly familia...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT College Mirror @ UIUC (11/14/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: LIT College Mirror @ UIUC (11/14/2020)

Here is the current field. (10/16)
OSU A
OSU B
Indiana A
Lake Land A
Michigan A
Wayzata
Minnesota
Chicago A
Chicago B
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by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at UIUC (10/17/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 865

Re: 2020 ACF Fall at UIUC (10/17/2020)

Thank you to everyone who played and staffed for helping things run so smoothly this weekend. I would especially like to thank Karthik Prasad, Mitch McCullar, and Dylan Bowman for their help with all of the logistics needed to run this tournament. Congratulations to Chicago B for winning the tournam...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LIT High School Mirror @ UIUC (10/24/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

Re: LIT High School Mirror @ UIUC (10/24/2020)

Current Field (11/18)
St. Marks (TX)
Ladue (MO)
Beavercreek (OH)
Uni (IL)
DCC (MI)
Barrington A (IL)
Strake Jesuit (TX)
Stevenson A (IL)
Stevenson B (IL)
Stevenson C (IL)
Sandburg (IL)
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

I have two main takeaways from the tournament itself (not about the field in Illinois this year, which is good, or the set, which was good). The first is it would probably make sense to have staffers test out the permissions and make sure it matches the schedule the day before the tournament so the...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT College Mirror @ UIUC (11/14/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

Re: LIT College Mirror @ UIUC (10/10/2020)

We have decided to move this tournament back to November 14th to give teams more to sign up, to give us more time to prepare for the tournament, and to prevent overlap with SUN at MSU. Sorry if this inconveniences any team. If you've already emailed me to register for the October 10th date, please e...
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Thank you for your apology, and I'm sorry to any hypothetical teams from Kentucky and other states bordering Illinois who felt maligned by not knowing that I was thinking of allowing teams from their respective into the field. And, honestly, one of the only good things I can say about quarantine is ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

So I understand all of your points, but in every case I prioritized teams from Illinois and Indiana. At the time, Uni D wasn't moved from the waitlist because I thought I had heard that Uni D wasn't going to be a viable team. As soon as I heard they were a full team still looking to play, they were ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Unless you can provide more staffers, we unfortunately will not have enough room for Piasa
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LIT High School Mirror @ UIUC (10/24/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1143

LIT High School Mirror @ UIUC (10/24/2020)

Hello everyone, I hope ya'll are staying safe. UIUC is excited to announce that we will be hosting the online high school mirror of Longhorn Invitation Tournament (LIT) on October 24th, 2020 with me, Iain Carpenter serving as TD. More information on the set is available at this link. Eligibility - A...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT College Mirror @ UIUC (11/14/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

LIT College Mirror @ UIUC (11/14/2020)

Hello everyone, I hope ya'll are staying safe. UIUC is excited to announce that we will be hosting an online mirror of Longhorn Invitation Tournament (LIT) on November 14th, 2020 with me, Iain Carpenter serving as TD. More information on the set is available with this link. Eligibility - This region...
by Iain.Carpenter
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

We are rapidly approaching the team cap. Luckily, we have had a bevy of staffers sign up to work for us, so I will be placing those teams on the waitlist, and if there is enough interest and enough staff we will be expanding the field. If people are interested in staffing for us, please email me at ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at UIUC (10/17/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 865

2020 ACF Fall at UIUC (10/17/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Midwest site of 2020 ACF Fall will be held at UIUC on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 8:30 AM and gameplay will begin at 9 AM. I, Iain Carpenter will be the tournament director. Pleas...
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Here is the current list of teams who have signed up: (36/36) Auburn A Auburn B Barrington A Barrington B IMSA A IMSA B IMSA C Hinsdale A Hinsdale B Winnebago Uni A Uni B Uni C Centennial Keith Country Day Elgin Academy Stevenson A Stevenson B Mahomet-Seymour Sandburg A Sandburg B Maine East Buffalo...
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Re: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

Teams will have four players each, though you can substitute according to mACF rules. We will be doing bonuses with no bouncebacks, and there will be powers, 10s, and negs. This tournament is locked to high schoolers.
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5199

Earlybird Online (10/3/2020)

The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this years Earlybird Tournament on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020. I, Iain Carpenter, will be serving as TD. We are soft capping this event at 24 teams. This event will be held on a dedicated Discord serve...
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu May 21, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)
Replies: 17
Views: 2560

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

What are the plans for this set now that all mirror events are postponed are cancelled? I’m still very interested in playing this set though I’m much less interested if the first mirror will be online.
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu May 07, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1631

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern

2. The option of an online Nats is at least worth being put on the table. For what it’s worth, due to the recent increase in online cheating, the prestige of ACF nationals, and the issues that inherently accompany online quizbowl, if ACF chooses to host an online nationals, Illinois will not be par...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12631

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

This being said, there will be two available procedures to kick people from rooms during a game: Mods are allowed to kick people from rooms at any time - they should inform Emily and myself if they do so and explain why they kicked a player from their room. If a player is being obnoxious, suspected...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12631

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

I think Will has made a statement about cheating and generally trust the TDs to deal with it quickly if it's suspected. I also trust the TDs and think they are well equipped to deal with cheating, but having a planned response that actually explains the direct consequences one will face for cheatin...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 12631

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

Is there an outlined response to possible instances of cheating for this tournament? Given that this is the first very large, open, semi-cloutworthy tournament that will be hosted online, the temptation to cheat seems high to me given the lackluster response to cheating at the Terrapin Open discord ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 36140

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

In addition to the astute points made by Vishwa, Alston, Justine, and John, I’d like to add another qualm I have with the response this post took towards cheating. don't cheat, especially if you're supposed to be a responsible pillar of the community" raises a perfectly and eternally valid point (do...
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 LIT at Illinois (4/11)
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

Re: 2020 LIT at Illinois (4/11)

So that teams are aware, UIUC has cancelled the college mirror of this tournament as the school preps for the COVID-19 outbreak, though they have yet to speak about this mirror. As of March 12th, we still intend to host this tournament, but be wary that may change in the coming days.
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 LIT at Illinois (4/11)
Replies: 1
Views: 1395

2020 LIT at Illinois (4/11)

Hello everyone, I'm happy to announce that UIUC will be hosting a high-school only mirror of Longhorn Invitational Tournament on April 11th, 2020. The tournament location is TBD pending reservation, but check in will start at 8:15 am and the tournament will begin at 9 am. I will be serving as tourna...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4466

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

With regards to the science in particular, our team was a bit frustrated that the chemistry and especially physics questions - at least the ones we heard - had a huge overabundance of applied / engineering type content relative to more basic or theoretical topics, i.e. classical mechanics, quantum ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Illinois (01/25/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1530

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

The field has been expanded to 20 teams. Here is a link to the schedule and here is the field (20/20): Purdue A Chicago A Chicago B Chicago C Northwestern A Northwestern B Northwestern C WUSTL A WUSTL B WUSTL C Purdue B Bradley A Lewis A Depaul A Chicago D Chicago E Chicago F Indiana A Illinois A Un...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

Just posted the stats on the forums, here's the link.
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

Here is the schedule for tomorrow everyone.
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12086

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Sorry about that everyone, I wasn’t aware how qualification for the NSC worked. I just uploaded the tournament.
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

The field is now capped at 16 teams, and is as follows: BHSU Aurochs - (Billy Busse, Rob Carson, Andrew Hart, Tejas Raje) Chicago A - (John Lawrence, Jacob Reed, Matthew Lehmann, Adam Fine) Chicago B - (Alston Boyd, Tim Morrison, Ben Miller, Grant Li) Chicago C - (Halle Friedman, James Lasker, John ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Illinois (01/25/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 1530

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

I am pleased to announce that the Midwest site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at Illinois on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament location is currently TBD, but is likely David Kinley Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8:15 and gameplay beginning at 9 AM. I will be the tournament direct...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

Some people have asked if side events planned to be run either after the tournament or the Friday before the tournament. Will Nediger specifically asked if we would consider running Reel Knowledge, and I would be happy to run that if others would like to play. Would Friday or after the tournament on...
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6526

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

AuburnCoach wrote: Sun Sep 08, 2019 2:55 pm Do you have a location yet? I need to schedule a bus.

Thanks,

Nevagay
Auburn High School
Yes, the event will be held at David Kinley Hall. I've updated the post with the address.
by Iain.Carpenter
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Re: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

Sorry about that, it should be fixed now
by Iain.Carpenter
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 3789

Fall Open @ UIUC (11/16/2019)

The Academic Buzzer Team at Illinois is happy to announce our mirror of Fall Open 2019 on November 16th, 2019 To register, please email me at [email protected].edu. Please include player names in your registration email, and let me know if you have a team name or can bring buzzers. Here is a link to a t...
by Iain.Carpenter
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6526

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

The current field is as follows (23/24): Homewood-Flossmoor 2 teams, 2 buzzers Barrington 2 teams Mahomet-Seymour 2 teams Robinson 1 team Hinsdale Central 2 teams 1 buzzer IMSA 2 teams 2 buzzers Auburn 2 teams 2 buzzers Sandburg 3 teams Latin 2 teams 1-2 buzzers Stevenson 2 teams Uni Lab 2 teams Chi...
by Iain.Carpenter
Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 6526

Earlybird @ UIUC (9/28/2019)

The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce this years Earlybird Tournament on Saturday, September 28th, 2019. I, Iain Carpenter, will be serving as TD. We are soft capping this event at 24 teams. The location of this event is David Kinley Hall a...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Does the 18th work for the NYSO people who would like to finish MUSES? If so, I propose we run a parallel event for the NYSO folks and the people who have not played the set. Depending on the number of people from NYSO who want to finish MUSES, we could either do a shootout or a full tournament.
by Iain.Carpenter
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

Re: MUSES Online 8/17

Additionally, I was told that MUSES only ran 5 packets for the NYSO folks. Would those people like a discord mirror run to hear the rest of the packets?
by Iain.Carpenter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21118

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Here is the schedule for Unanswered Question
by Iain.Carpenter
Wed May 22, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 8256

Re: MUSES Announcement

2/2 Euterpe - music (1/1 Classical, .75/.75 “other,” and .25/.25 whimsical) To be perfectly clear, does "classical" here mean western art music, or music from classical antiquity (I'm assuming the former)? Have now checked, yes it is classical in the sense of western art music. Additionally, the "c...
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri May 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3131

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

Here is the link to the schedule for tomorrow's tournament.
by Iain.Carpenter
Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3131

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

Hey everyone, sorry that this is so late, but the tournament is still going on. We will be starting at 9AM CDT tomorrow, and we'll be having a full round robin with a final. The discord link to the server is here! If you're a free agent, please feel free to use the general chat in the discord as a m...
by Iain.Carpenter
Tue May 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21118

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

I was told the META writers were interested in mirroring the set here too.
by Iain.Carpenter
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3131

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

I think it's because I used my school email to make the spreadsheet which only opened it to Illinois accounts, it should be fixed now!
by Iain.Carpenter
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3131

ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

Hello everyone, Saturday, May 18th, Illinois will be hosting an online Discord mirror of ILLIAC. Teams are allowed to be open, but we reserve the right to break up "super teams" to prevent extremely talented players from dominating the field to the detriment of others. For more experienced players, ...
by Iain.Carpenter
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Midwest Championship @ UIUC (4/21/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 4337

Re: Midwest Championship @ UIUC (4/21/17)

Here is the link to the stats for the Midwest Championship: https://stats.neg5.org/t/SJps4Y6sz/midw ... -standings

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