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by NatusRoma
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33522

When I attempt to open the zip file after downloading it, XP tells me that the folder "is invalid or corrupted".
by NatusRoma
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:
NatusRoma wrote:stuff about results
How about them?
Still waiting on them, I'm afraid.
by NatusRoma
Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: playing against the packet
Replies: 55
Views: 14736

It would be unfair to the writers of that packet for me not to take responsibility for the disastrous Grimm's Law tossup. I should have known better.
by NatusRoma
Sat Dec 08, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

11 teams showed up to BOB today. Brown and Maryland (a.k.a. "Brown A") won handily, dispatching Harvard to win the tournament. The top scorer was Jason from Rutgers, followed by "Chris Ray" from Brown A. Full statistics will, I hope, be posted by the end of the day tomorrow. Thanks to Charlie Dees, ...
by NatusRoma
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

Registration will begin at 8:30, and the rounds will begin at 9:15. The tournament will be held in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), the same building in which it was held last year. Doubtless to Jason Keller's chagrin, this building has not moved any closer to the Educated Burger on Broadway. Directi...
by NatusRoma
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

I have updated the field again. If what it says in regard to your school is incorrect in any way, please let me know as soon as possible.
by NatusRoma
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

Sorry for the delay. I have better information now.

(Final) Field update:

Amherst
Brown (2)
Columbia
Dartmouth
Harvard
MIT
Princeton (2)
Rutgers
Yale

I have received promises of freelance packets (one each) from the following:

Matt Weiner
Some people from UCI and UCLA
by NatusRoma
Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

At present, we don't have a Southeast mirror planned.
by NatusRoma
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

Field update:

Brown (1?)
Columbia (1-2)
Dartmouth (1?)
Harvard (1?)
MIT (1)
Rutgers (1?)
Yale (1-2)
by NatusRoma
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which buzzer has the most pleasant sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 6139

leapfrog314 wrote:Do you mean The Officiator from Anderson Buzzer Systems? It has a pleasant sound, and is named The Officiator.
Ah, yes, it is that one.
by NatusRoma
Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which buzzer has the most pleasant sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 6139

The Officiator from Keter, or whatever it is, has buzzers that make very pleasant sounds.
by NatusRoma
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT (10/13/07) at Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

Ben Schenkel did not play alone; Moravian in fact had a number of subs.
by NatusRoma
Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9363

ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale

Yale is hosting its annual college tournament, Bulldogs Over Broadway (BOB), on Saturday, December 8, 2007, in scenic New Haven, CT. Thanks to Mike Wehrman's dissertation, I will be taking over as lead editor. Fees: Base fee $100 Working Buzzer discount -$10 (limit 2 discounts) Minimum fee (with pac...
by NatusRoma
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT (10/13/07) at Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

Thanks to everyone who came to this year's tournament. Moravian beat White Plains A to 440-185 to win this year's Fall Academic Tournament. The other semifinalists were E.O. Smith A and New Milford A. The scoring champion was Ben from Moravian, with an impressive 129.17 ppg. Full stats will be onlin...
by NatusRoma
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT (10/13/07) at Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

Here is the field for Saturday's tournament:

Southington, CT
E.O. Smith, CT (3)
White Plains, NY (2)
Byram Hills, NY (2)
Ward Melville, NY
Terryville, CT
Suffield, CT
New Milford, CT (2)
Moravian, PA 1
by NatusRoma
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 27871

Thanks to the writers for an enjoyable tournament. I particularly enjoyed the architecture questions (a tossup on the Seagram Building and bonuses on De Stijl and Le Corbusier come pleasantly to mind), and would have liked to have heard more of them. The Beloved tossup was an instant buzzer race. A ...
by NatusRoma
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT (10/13/07) at Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 14
Views: 4774

FAcT (10/13/07) at Yale University (New Haven, CT)

Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT) will take place on Yale’s campus on October 13, 2007. The tournament, which will be untimed, will be run on NAQT A-level packets and using NAQT rules. Teams that finish in the top fifteen ...
by NatusRoma
Mon May 21, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WEBoggle!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 2329

Finally, the internets have given birth to a time-waster more powerful than even Facebook!
by NatusRoma
Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: BHSAT (3/3/07) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 6347

Thanks to those teams that have registered already.

I will be studying abroad in the coming semester. To register for or to inquire about the tournament, please contact Brett Lazer at

brett dot lazer at yale dot edu

Thanks.
by NatusRoma
Mon Dec 18, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: BHSAT (3/3/07) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 6347

This is the fee structure for the tournament: Base fee: $80 Registration received by January 16, 2007: -$10 per team Working buzzer system: -$10 each Moderator: -$5 each Second, third, etc. team from a school: -$5 each Minimum fee per team: $50 Copies of the questions are also available for $15 per ...
by NatusRoma
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/9/06) at Yale
Replies: 13
Views: 6429

Something we should have mentioned earlier: Thanks to Harvard for providing a packet despite not being able to attend. We appreciated it.
by NatusRoma
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/9/06) at Yale
Replies: 13
Views: 6429

Brown A (Jerry, Eric, Phil, Evan) beat Rutgers New Brunswick (Yi, Jason, Kevin, Chris) to win the 2006 Bulldogs Over Broadway, earning undying glory and a set of shot glasses with the Yale logo on them. Team (including playoffs) and individual (not including playoffs) are available here. http://www....
by NatusRoma
Thu Dec 07, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/9/06) at Yale
Replies: 13
Views: 6429

The tournament will be held in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH), which is the same building in which BOB and NAQT sectionals were in last year, and is also the building that is circled on the map on the website.

We will assemble in WLH 119.
by NatusRoma
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Commentary
Replies: 44
Views: 15792

Will the questions be available online anytime soon? Are they already stored in the dark recesses of someone's university-sponsored file directory?
by NatusRoma
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7515

Could someone post results, even brief ones?
by NatusRoma
Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

Thirty teams came to Yale today to play in the fall academic tournament. Hunter College (NY) won a thrilling victory over Daniel Hand (CT) in the final round to take the championship. The other semifinalists were Manchester West (NH) and E.O. Smith A (CT). Thanks to everyone who came out, and congra...
by NatusRoma
Thu Nov 09, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

After some last-minute dropouts, we're two teams short of a full field. Please let me know if you're interested in coming or in sending one or more additional teams.
by NatusRoma
Tue Nov 07, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

We were able to get the additional rooms, and so we will fix the field at 35, with the following teams: Southington, CT (2) E.O. Smith, CT (2) Suffield HS, CT Byram Hills, NY (2) Housatonic, CT (2) Montville, CT (2) Norwich Free Academy, CT (2) Terryville, CT Bromfield, MA Old Saybrook, CT (2) Half ...
by NatusRoma
Thu Nov 02, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

The field is now closed. We have a field of 28 teams and a waitlist of seven more. We are working on getting rooms for those additional seven. Current field: Southington, CT (2) E.O. Smith, CT (2) Suffield HS, CT Byram Hills, NY (2) Housatonic, CT (2) Montville, CT (2) Norwich Free Academy, CT (2) T...
by NatusRoma
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

What a difference two days makes. Field update (10/27/06). Southington, CT (2) E.O. Smith, CT (2) Suffield HS, CT Byram Hills, NY (2) Housatonic, CT (2) Montville, CT (2) Norwich Free Academy, CT (2) Terryville, CT Bromfield, MA Old Saybrook, CT (2) Half Hollow Hills, NY (4) Williston, MA Manchester...
by NatusRoma
Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

Field update (10/25/06): Southington, CT (2) E.O. Smith, CT (2) Suffield HS, CT Byram Hills, NY (2) Housatonic, CT (2) Montville, CT (2) Norwich Free Academy, CT (2) Terryville, CT Bromfield, MA Old Saybrook, CT (2) Total: 17 teams Expressed interest but unregistered: Hunter, NY Daniel Hand, CT Nort...
by NatusRoma
Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT commentary
Replies: 52
Views: 26027

Let me start by saying that I very much enjoyed the EFT questions. They were in large part pyramidal and interesting. The trash was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the "Arrested Development", "Boondock Saints", "40-Year Old Virgin", and Pink Floyd questions. There was a surprising amount of economics...
by NatusRoma
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16588

BHSAT will take place at Yale (New Haven, CT) on March 3, 2007.
by NatusRoma
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: BHSAT (3/3/07) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 6347

RESULTS: BHSAT (3/3/07) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Yale Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce Bulldog High School Academic Tournament XVI (BHSAT), which will take place on March 3, 2007. BHSAT annually features a number of top teams from around the country. As in the past, the questions will be written and edited by members of the Yale Quiz Bowl team. Fe...
by NatusRoma
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

Due to insufficient available rooms on Yale's campus on October 7, we are moving FAcT to Saturday, November 11. We will still be using set IS-61A. We apologize for any inconvenience that the change of date may have caused anyone. (To the moderator(s): Please edit the title of the thread accordingly)...
by NatusRoma
Sun Sep 03, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/9/06) at Yale
Replies: 13
Views: 6429

ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/9/06) at Yale

I'm stepping in for Mike, who is out of the country at present, to announce that Yale is hosting its annual college tournament, Bulldogs Over Broadway (BOB), on Saturday, December 9, 2006, in scenic New Haven, CT. Fees: Base fee $100 Working Buzzer discount -$10 (limit 2 discounts) Minimum fee (with...
by NatusRoma
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: LIFT VI (10/28/06) @ Northport HS (Long Island, NY)
Replies: 24
Views: 13647

If I may interject: Yale has requested geographic exclusivity for New York and New Jersey, in addition to the"state" of Connecticut and Rhode Island. This means that there is no danger of LIFT using the same packet as Yale, which means that teams can attend both.
by NatusRoma
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 10
Views: 5082

RESULTS: FAcT (11/11/06) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

After last year’s successful revival of the Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT), Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that the 2nd annual FAcT will take place on Yale’s campus on October 7, 2006. The tournament, which will be untimed, will be run on NAQT A-level packets and usin...
by NatusRoma
Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bonus Policy in ACF
Replies: 13
Views: 5794

I suppose that one reason I and others might prefer hearing the correct answer immediately after the related bonus part might simply be a desire for instant gratification. That said, I very much prefer hearing the answer after each bonus part (excepting, of course, 30-20-10 bonuses) As has been indi...
by NatusRoma
Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 25822

Does anyone know who was on the team from Connecticut, and/or who the coach was?
by NatusRoma
Sun May 07, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Theory of Tiebreakers
Replies: 30
Views: 31079

Inferior tiebreakers are the result of lazy question writing and offend my sense of quizbowl aesthetics.
by NatusRoma
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Readiness for Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 3031

...Alan(?) something, the coach of Half Hollow Hills West... The coach of Half Hollow Hills West is Alan Blayne. Yale hosts a high school tournament each spring with house-written questions. We also host a fall tournament that has traditionally been Connecticut-only, but this past year was expanded...
by NatusRoma
Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUTT results
Replies: 3
Views: 2365

Though we did not attend due to the fact that it was Yale's Spring Break, I'd like to thank Jerry for his efforts to bring another academic packet submission tournament to New England.
by NatusRoma
Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Yale February 18, 2006
Replies: 14
Views: 6861

Playoff scores weren't regularly kept, and even the scores for the ones that I moderated have fallen out of my memory, so I'm afraid not.
by NatusRoma
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Northeast Results
Replies: 1
Views: 2012

Okay, it's been 3 weeks now since the SCT, are we ever going to see individual stats from the Northeast SCT? After numerous technical difficulties, for which we apologize, the results for the 2006 NAQT Northeast SCT are now available online at http://www.yale.edu/ysac/2006_sectionals/index_sectiona...
by NatusRoma
Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Yale February 18, 2006
Replies: 14
Views: 6861

After a very long dinner that involved much delay with smoothing out the html presentation of our stats program, the results from BHSAT XV are now available online at

http://www.yale.edu/ysac/bhsatxv/index_bhsatxv.html

Thanks again to everyone who came.
by NatusRoma
Tue Mar 07, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 62902

Here is a suggestion. Why not pool your resources to help spread the gospel of "real" quiz bowl? Are your own states free of bad quiz bowl? I doubt that. Though someone previously alluded to a heavy Texas participation at NAC, the number of chip tournaments in Texas has been on the decline for 5 ye...
by NatusRoma
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brandeis Wirt Mirror (Jack Abramoff memorial graft open) 3/4
Replies: 6
Views: 3847

I'd like to thank the writers for a very enjoyable tournament, and to thank Brandeis for hosting this mirror; it was a great pity that so few Boston teams came out. It was all well and good to play Brown five times, but a little more variety would have been nice. Congratulations to Brown; all of our...
by NatusRoma
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 62902

I guess what I'm trying to point out is this: To me, a true national organization would take a neutral stance toward national tournaments and not look to alienate or dismiss a significant chunk of the quiz bowl population as playing an "inferior" version of the game. If one of the goals of such an ...
by NatusRoma
Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toward a True National Organization...
Replies: 159
Views: 62902

If I recall correctly, I do believe that White Plains does make it to Yale. They haven't won Yale's tournament, but they tend to do okay. Would it bother them if they didn't win that event but went on to win NAC, knowing that there are other teams out there that clean their clock on different quest...