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by person361
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MARCATo (Summer 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 9588

Re: MARCATo (Summer 2020)

Thanks to John and Wonyoung for writing the set! The set was so much fun to play, even the questions that I had no chance on. Both writers clearly put a lot of work into creating this new set. Also, thanks to Noah Prince, John, and Wonyoung for working basically 4 weeks straight on running the set. ...
by person361
Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

This is bumping my last post on this thread. In particular, For the purposes of A-value, teams are ranked using all games against teams in their playoff bracket, first by winning percentage and then by PPG. This differs from ACF Nationals standings because the purpose of A-values is to determine tea...
by person361
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 5150

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

Some kind of strength of schedule correction is definitely necessary. It's way easier to score points against a weak field than a strong field. I personally think that the current SOS formula is, in general, extremely fair and does the right amount of correction. However, in this case Washington B's...
by person361
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)

Stats are here. The list of D-values is being compiled by NAQT here.
by person361
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)

In Division I, Yale A cleared the field at 10-0. Harvard A came in second at 8-2, and Harvard B came in third at 6-4. Harvard C won the UG title by defeating Boston College A in the first game of an advantaged final. In Division II, Yale C won the tournament with a playoff record of 7-0. Brown A fin...
by person361
Fri Jan 31, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

For the purposes of A-value, teams are ranked using all games against teams in their playoff bracket, first by winning percentage and then by PPG. This differs from ACF Nationals standings because the purpose of A-values is to determine team strength for Nationals qualification, whereas the purpose...
by person361
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

I have a few more things to point out about the A-value calculations. First, it seems like teams with the same record were ranked in Order of Finish by (playoff) PPG. I thought that it was tradition that teams with the same playoff record are officially recorded as having tied for the position (ex. ...
by person361
Wed Jan 29, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values
Replies: 18
Views: 4564

Re: 2020 ACF Nationals A-Values

I ran a few numbers and it seems like a team's strength of schedule was calculated counting opponents' games against the team itself, when the website says that SOS should only be counting opponents' other games. If opponents' games against the team are taken out, it would boost the A-values of stro...
by person361
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]
Replies: 28
Views: 15616

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

According to the ACF website, this year the calculation for the Strength of Schedule component of A-value uses opponents' points per tossup heard. If this is correct, it's a very welcome adjustment. I'm glad that ACF made this change after last year's discussion!
by person361
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)

The field is available here.

Registration closes within a week!
by person361
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 37
Views: 10406

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

Due to some late changes to the college calendar, MIT's Spring Academic Tournament has been moved to Sunday, March 1.
by person361
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8
Replies: 16
Views: 5829

Re: 2020 NAQT SCT: February 8 - registration open

After last year's SCTs, Seth said that NAQT was reassessing the following placement policy: If the prelims are a split-field round-robin followed by bracketed playoffs that do not repeat any opponents from the preliminary pools (formats marked "SFRR" for 15 through 24 teams on the approved SCT forma...
by person361
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 37
Views: 10406

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

MIT would like to tentatively claim 2/22 for the date of our spring high school tournament.
by person361
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

NAQT SCT at MIT (2/8/20)

I am pleased to announce that the New England site of the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament will take place on February 8, 2020. LOCATION: This tournament will take place at MIT. Tournament games will take place in buildings 26, 34, and 36. Check-in will begin at 8:30 in 34-101 (located in buil...
by person361
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)

Thanks to all teams for attending today! I hope you all had fun and learned a lot. I'd like to give special thanks to our external staffers who made this event possible. These were our top 4 teams, along with their playoff records: 1. Phillips Academy A (7-0) 2. Lexington A (5-2) 3. Belmont (5-2) 4....
by person361
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)

We are expanding the field to 16 teams. Get any last-minute registrations in!
by person361
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)

Field:
Acton-Boxborough (1/0/0)
AMSA (2/2/1)
Barrington (1/0/0)
Belmont (1/1/0)
Hingham (2/0/0)
"James Hetfield High School" (1/0/0)
Lexington (2/1/0)
Phillips Academy (2/2/0)
Plymouth (3/1/1)

Total: 15 teams (out of 16)
by person361
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

As promised, full stats are here within 24 (base 20) hours.

Thanks to Ophir and Will for making this all possible!
by person361
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 37
Views: 10406

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

We have changed the date of our WAIT mirror to SUNDAY, November 3, after a few teams expressed interest. The announcement is now up here.
by person361
Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

MIT Fall Academic Tournament (11/03/19)

Hello, everyone! I am pleased to announce the eighth annual MIT Fall Academic Tournament, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Please note that this tournament is on a SUNDAY . LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: The tournament will take place on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA. Teams should report t...
by person361
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

Thanks to everybody who came to MIT today! The tournament went on for a bit longer than we expected, but I hope that everybody still had fun. Harvard A defeated Harvard B in an advantaged final to win first place. Harvard C defeated MIT A in a one-game final to claim third place, clinching all 3 tro...
by person361
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

We have expanded to 20.
by person361
Tue Sep 24, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

The field has expanded to 18. Expansion to 20 is possible in the future.
by person361
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

Our field of 16 is now full. I'm in the process of confirming staff availability to expand to 18. Expansion beyond that is possible but unlikely.
by person361
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

Due to the limited field size, we've decided to make 2 changes: a limit of 4 teams per school until 9/24, and a penalty for cancelling less than 72 hours before the day of the tournament.
by person361
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

We are happy to announce that the field has been expanded to 16 teams. Please register if you're interested in playing!
by person361
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Re: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

Field (teams/buzzers/staffers):
Amherst (3/0/3)
Boston College (2/1/0)
Brandeis (3/2/0)
Brown (1/0/0)
Harvard (4/4/0)
Lexington (1/1/0)
Phillips Academy (1/2/0)
Salem State (1/0/0)
Wesleyan (1/0/0)
Yale (1/1/1)
House (?/1/many)

Total: 18 teams (out of 20)
by person361
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5717

Early Fall Tournament @ MIT (10/5/19)

Hello, everyone! We are pleased to announce MIT's mirror of the 2019 Early Fall Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019. LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: The tournament will take place on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA. Teams should report to room 1-190 (located in Building 1) in the mor...
by person361
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims 19-20
Replies: 37
Views: 10406

Re: New England Date Claims 19-20

MIT will be mirroring WAIT. The tentative date is 11/9.
by person361
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC at Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 2767

Re: ILLIAC at Brown

I'd like to second what Emmett said. There probably would have been more interest if an announcement were posted more than 10 days before the tournament. Even with no announcement, it would still be good to let everyone know the date of the tournament well in advance. The main announcement's list of...
by person361
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 56604

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The plan is to play the prelim rounds and playoff rounds all on Saturday, but the last playoff tiebreaker may be moved to Sunday morning if Saturday is running late (the current conservative estimate has Saturday ending at 10 PM for teams in tiebreakers). If the move to Sunday does occur, would it ...
by person361
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 56604

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

At the end of the round robin, only ties that concern title contention (overall, UG, or D2) will will be broken on a tiebreaker packet (Round 9); all other ties will be broken by PPG. Just to clarify, does "title contention" include the top 3 or just the top 1? Also, is there any way to see the fin...
by person361
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 56604

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The format for this year's Nationals has changed some from last year, so I wanted to provide a write-up of this year's format to clear up questions teams may have, and please post any outstanding questions in this thread or message me. Prelims Teams will be divided into 6 groups of 8, and play a li...
by person361
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 11773

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Thanks for clarifying!
by person361
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 11773

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Note that merely being the site of an SCT (and providing rooms) is not sufficient to earn an autobid: The host program must, in general, provide the tournament director, organize the event, and take responsibility for ensuring the event is fully staffed. According to the hosts list, the TD for the ...
by person361
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Thanks to everyone for coming today! Lexington A won the tournament. They defeated "Ilium" in the second game of the finals after losing the first game. Barrington came in 3rd. The order of finish was: 1. Lexington A 2. "Ilium" 3. Barrington 4. Belmont A 5. Lexington B 6. Brookline A 7. Belmont B 8....
by person361
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 6989

Re: SCT placement policies

2. If the prelims are a split-field round-robin followed by bracketed playoffs that do not repeat any opponents from the preliminary pools (formats marked "SFRR" for 15 through 24 teams on the approved SCT format list ), then teams are ranked within each playoff bracket by overall record. If the pr...
by person361
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

The tournament is a week away. Get your registrations in soon!
by person361
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT New England @Harvard (2/9/2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT New England @Harvard (2/9/2019)

Right now for D2, MIT C and Williams A are listed as tied for fourth because they have the same record. But, they are only tied because MIT C lost a 3rd place game to Yale B and Williams A won a 5th place game against Bowdoin A. It seems like Harvard originally reported the stats correctly and NAQT ...
by person361
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5766

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

I think there are some related issues. Miami-Ohio A and Notre Dame A are listed as tied for 5th in the Michigan site despite Miami-Ohio having a better record. It seems like the teams played a double round robin, then the two teams in question played each other twice (going 1-1), so by the policy, t...
by person361
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

PACE has designated MIT Spring as a platinum NSC qualifier. This means that the top 25% of teams (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for PACE NSC.

Register your teams soon!
by person361
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Field (teams/buzzers/volunteers):
Barrington (1/0/1)
Belmont (2/2/0)
Brookline (2/0/0)
Frontier (1/0/0)
"Ilium" (1/2/0)
Lexington (2/0/0)
Westford (1/0/0)

Total: 10 teams
by person361
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Hello, everyone! I am pleased to announce the MIT Spring Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019. LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: The tournament will take place on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA. Teams should report to room 34-101 (located in Building 34) in the morning for registrati...
by person361
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 17164

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

Due to problems with getting rooms on 3/16, MIT will be moving its spring tournament to 2/23. Expect an announcement soon.
by person361
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 6036

Re: ACF Regionals @ MIT (1/26/19)

You can pay by cash or by writing a check to "MIT Quiz Bowl Team".
by person361
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 17164

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

We will be using RMBAT for the MIT spring tournament.
by person361
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 17164

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

MIT would like to tentatively claim March 16 for our Spring tournament. We have not decided on a set yet.