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by QuestionCactus
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)

We have just been designed a Plantinum NSC qualifier event by PACE. The top 25% of teams will qualify for the National Scholastic Championships in Chicago.
by QuestionCactus
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
"Mather" (1/0/0)
Ridgewood (1/1/0)
Tenafly (1/0/0)

TOTAL: 3 teams
by QuestionCactus
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)

Clarke High School will be hosting Clarke Winter I on Saturday, January 25th, 2020. W. Tresper Clarke High School is located at 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury, NY, 11590 . Contact clarke [dot] quizbowl [at] gmail.com for any questions. Question Set Clarke Winter I will be mirroring CALISTO , a regular...
by QuestionCactus
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Re: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

Thank you to all teams that competed and congratulations to the 4 teams that qualified for the PACE NSC:

1. Hunter A
2. Mather
3. Hotchkiss A
4. Hunter C

Advanced stat reports have been emailed to you. SQBS stats are available at https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5811/
by QuestionCactus
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best Practices for Resolving Factual Protests?
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Best Practices for Resolving Factual Protests?

What is the best procedure for determining if a team's answer should have been prompted rather than rejected, or if the clues leading up to a buzz unambiguously described an answer not listed in the answerline? Tangentially, from NAQT Rule J.8.c.: Factual protests are only adjudicated if they affect...
by QuestionCactus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Re: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

After one drop, we are currently at 17 out of 18 teams.

If any school wishes to register a team (or if any school already registered wishes to add a team) we may be able to negotiate a discount.
by QuestionCactus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Re: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

We've reached our current field cap. Teams that sign up now will be placed on a waitlist. They will be added to the field in first-come first-serve order if a team drops out or if we expand the field size.
by QuestionCactus
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Re: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

Email us at clarke [dot] quizbowl [at] gmail.com and we can provide one.
by QuestionCactus
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids
Replies: 3
Views: 3562

Re: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids

All the national-scope rule sets that I'm aware of say that's fine. (Some state-specific rule sets stipulate a minimum number of players required to play.) However, as tournament director, it's completely reasonable for you to say "you can't split up that much; it's hogging spots that other teams w...
by QuestionCactus
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Re: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

Gerald Ford's Economics wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:25 pm
Where will stats for this tournament be posted?
Live stats, pairings, and standings will be posted at https://clarkefall.github.io/ and final results will be posted on hsquizbowl.
by QuestionCactus
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Re: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

Does the packetizer respect minimum/maximum category and subcategory quotas? Like Mike, I've struggled with creating a good packetizer algorithm, and a big stumbling block is in generating packets that satisfy every quota. No, it doesn't even read those columns. It doesn't read the columns where th...
by QuestionCactus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LIFT XIX, Kellenberg, Uniondale, NY, 11/9/19 (IS-188)
Replies: 10
Views: 5083

Re: LIFT XIX, Kellenberg, Uniondale, NY, 11/9/19 (IS-188)

Clarke will bring a team and a buzzer, no mods/scorekeepers.
by QuestionCactus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Re: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

Yep, Harris's tool will probably be more versatile and will output a more human-editable result that can be used in a variety of ways. My goal largely focused on being able to produce something reasonable in one shot and being able to look at pretty LaTeX pdfs.
by QuestionCactus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 9
Views: 5173

Re: Faster (Human) Parsing of Answer Lines

I think it would be an interesting exercise for someone to do a top-down review of the quizbowl packet / scoresheet from a design perspective. At the risk both of iconoclasm and derailing this thread, surely the simplest significant quality-of-life improvement to be made in quizbowl packets would b...
by QuestionCactus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Re: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

Am I missing the link to the tool? I scanned the post a few times and don't see it. Good catch, thank you. I added it to the main post just now. It sounds like you're taking the high-level category (i.e. Fine Arts) and then randomly choosing questions to put into the packet. While this will work de...
by QuestionCactus
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Introducing QuizDroid PacketBuilder (qems csv --> packetized LaTeX pdfs)

Users of qems2 will know that the tool provides the option of outputting a csv file. Using PacketBuilder, you can turn this csv file into a set of automatically randomized packets presented as beautiful LaTeX pdfs. https://i.imgur.com/T8BixQk.png Instructions Download the repository. Add your qems o...
by QuestionCactus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 5950

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

This is the foremost guide to using flash cards: https://www.gwern.net/Spaced-repetition
by QuestionCactus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 4620

Re: Gender in QuizDB Sets

The data certainly is not perfect. There are more than two mis-gendered tossups in the group you listed, such as Faulkner and books written by men. Also, some of the set data is off--it says the 2013 Scobol Solo used only one gendered pronoun, which is way off. It is possible that this is due to so...
by QuestionCactus
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 4620

Gender in QuizDB Sets

I recently read the thread Women in Sets , in which David Reinstein took two sets and counted the number of times an answerline contained a woman. I was curious as to whether a script could perform a similar enumeration using the entire QuizDB database, which would have the added benefit of observin...
by QuestionCactus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Re: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
Hotchkiss (2/2/0)
Hunter (3/1/0)
"Mather" (1/0/0)
North Babylon (2/3/2)
Ridgewood (1/1/0)
Tenafly (2/1/0)
"West Egg" (1/0/0)
Wheatley (1/0/0)
Wilton (1/0/0)

TOTAL: 14 teams
by QuestionCactus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5304

Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)

Clarke High School will be hosting Clarke Fall I on Satuday, November 2, 2019. W. Tresper Clarke High School is located at 740 Edgewood Drive, Westbury, NY, 11590 . Contact clarke [dot] quizbowl [at] gmail.com for any questions. Question Set Clarke Fall I will be mirroring LOGIC , a regular-difficul...