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by Gene Harrogate
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

This was sick. Clues were excellent and very good looking. Everyone should play this.
by Gene Harrogate
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

I think this set was good and seemed to do its job well, besides the answerline wonkiness that Stephen pointed out. I'll also note that not all the easy parts seemed to be on the same page with what they were trying to accomplish. Were they trying to be trivial box-checks for 10, as in the parts tha...
by Gene Harrogate
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)

And we're done! UBC A won the tournament in a tight 340-335 advantaged final over McGill A, winning by getting tossup 20 and 30ing the bonus. Congrats to every team, there were a lot of good performances by all schools. McGill A won the undergrad title, and Western won the d2 title with both making ...
by Gene Harrogate
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)

This tournament will be happening tomorrow, with a pre-tournament meeting at 9:45 AM in the discord. The tournament will start at 10 AM sharp. Please have all your players in the discord by 9:45. If you are playing this, you should have received a logistics email from me with the link to the server....
by Gene Harrogate
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)

Note: I have moved the start time back to 10:00am in order to accommodate UBC, which has received permission from ACF to play at this site.

EDIT:
The field confirmed as
Western
UBC x2
Queen's x2
McMaster x2
Waterloo x2
McGill x5
Toronto x3
Ottawa
by Gene Harrogate
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications
Replies: 19
Views: 5400

Re: ACF Fall and Winter Editor Applications

We'll be able to give you our decision within a few weeks, but Ben's answer should give you an idea of what we're trying to achieve: we would like to institute an eligibility regime that allows novice teams to enjoy Fall without having to play former high school stars or college players with a grea...
by Gene Harrogate
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

2020 ACF Fall at McGill University (17/10/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Canadian site of 2020 ACF Fall will be held at "McGill University" (our laptops) on Saturday, October 17, 2020. The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 9:45 and gameplay will begin at 10:00. I, Henry Atkins, will be the...
by Gene Harrogate
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why are there negs in QB?
Replies: 17
Views: 2330

Re: Why are there negs in QB?

I agree with your post Chris. Derek So recently brought up another reason negs might be a bad gameplay feature: gender bias in punishments for guessing. Research has shown that the SAT's wrong answer penalty disproportionately affects women, as they are on average less willing to put down a guess th...
by Gene Harrogate
Sun May 10, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 6324

Re: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll

Thanks for running this Chris. I was especially interested in the Tony-Kevin-Lucas battle for ROTY. I'm happy my teammate won the dedicated poll, but I can see the argument for any of them. I wasn't going to make a trash poll it's so much more difficult to quantify player skill with the tournament-t...
by Gene Harrogate
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: BUMPY iii

:party:
by Gene Harrogate
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 6324

Re: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll

Comment presented at my discretion. Unfortunately, familiarity affects my judgement. There are more players in the circuit I'd like to include than made it. Derek So Rein Otsason Jay Misuk Chris Sims I barely outscored Chris at Penn Bowl and the Terrapin Open mirror, while he barely outscored me at ...
by Gene Harrogate
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at Carleton University (3/15/2020) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

Re: ACRONYM at Carleton University (3/15/2020)

This is cancelled. Sorry to everyone who was planning on attending.
by Gene Harrogate
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20)

Contrary to the above post, we are in fact cancelling the planned tournament tomorrow. Things change quickly, and while running the tournament this weekend seemed reasonable given the at-the-time current guidelines of the Canadian government, the current climate has changed too much in the past 24 h...
by Gene Harrogate
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20)

This event has reached its maximum capacity and we will no longer be accepting sign-ups. Given the wave of recent cancellations, I feel obliged to state that this event is still happening . We've talked it over and given that there has been very little person-to-person transmission in Canada so far ...
by Gene Harrogate
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20)

If you haven't signed up yet please so by Wednesday night. We will be meeting in Southam 313 at 9:30am. Please arrive on time or we will start without you!
by Gene Harrogate
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM at Carleton University (3/15/2020) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 1
Views: 1336

ACRONYM at Carleton University (3/15/2020) [CANCELLED]

I am very happy to announce that there will be a mirror of ACRONYM at Carleton University, Ottawa, Sunday, March 15th , the day after SUN . The field will be completely open. You can register your team (or as a free agent) by contacting me at henrya20 AT gmail or using this spreadsheet . The field i...
by Gene Harrogate
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

Re: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20)

Update: we will be mirroring ACRONYM Sunday 3/15. Official announcement to follow shortly.

EDIT: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23789
by Gene Harrogate
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20) [CANCELLED]
Replies: 4
Views: 1314

SUN at Carleton University (Ottawa, 3/14/20) [CANCELLED]

I'm happy to announce that there will be a mirror of Spring Undergraduate Novice March 14th, at Carleton University in Ottawa , room locations TBA, 10:00 AM start time. You can register by emailing me at henrya20 AT gmail. This is a closed tournament, written for less-experienced collegiate players....
by Gene Harrogate
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 17146

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

Just a thought: maybe people shouldn't get so bent out of shape over the semantics of a meaningless poll the Canadian circuit does every year.
by Gene Harrogate
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 5284

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

To anyone underrating Derek, CO trash has been brought up. I would also submit last years FLOREAT, where Derek put up 21 powers and 97 ppg on middlebrow movie questions (the next highest was 9 powers and 47 ppg). http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4399/stats/floreat/individuals/. At anything above...
by Gene Harrogate
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 15087

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

I don't really wanna be that guy after your second writeup, but I don't think anyone at McGill would describe Daniel as a history player. In fact, Derek probably gets more history than Daniel does.
by Gene Harrogate
Wed May 02, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 12583

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

This is the first year I feel like I've actually been involved in the circuit enough to even think about ranking you people, and as it stands I'll probably have some gross errors/omissions. Call me out: if you think my rankings are stupid, you're probably right! Most of the people here don't play mu...
by Gene Harrogate
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY - a visual movie tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 4988

Re: BUMPY - a visual movie tournament

I played this tournament with about fifteen other people at Toronto and I can confirm it was a lot of fun. Would recommend.