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by QuestionCactus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Good Databases/Software?
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Good Databases/Software?

If you have a Samsung or certain other Android devices, you can download the QuizDroid mobile app on Google Play. There is a similar app for iOS called QuizDB.
by QuestionCactus
Sun May 24, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Reinstein Online [May 24th, HS Open]
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Reinstein Online [May 24th, HS Open]

Congratulations to Dengtong (Chinmay Sahasrabudhe, Aum Mundhe, and Andrew Zeng) for winning the event.

Stats are available at https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6 ... s/overall/
by QuestionCactus
Mon May 11, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]

Congratulations to our top finishers: 4) The Two Gentlemen of Corona 3) Adventurum Optimum Clementis Grumionisque 2) Card Simp 1) The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance :trophy: There's no software I think that accommodates four teams in a game, so it may be a day or two before I get stats for the datab...
by QuestionCactus
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Reinstein Online [May 24th, HS Open]
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Reinstein Online [May 24th, HS Open]

Current Field: Reinstein Online Field Spreadsheet

(This is view-only. Register a team with this form or join the free agent list with this other form.)
by QuestionCactus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 6076

Re: Calendar of Online Events

The high school open tournament Reinstein Online will be on May 24th.
by QuestionCactus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]

Arjun_G wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:25 pm
Are there any vacancies for staffing, or is it full?
Register to staff by contacting me by email or on Discord. Registrants are not guaranteed the opportunity to staff. Staff will be compensated $20.

We currently do have an excess of staff, yes.
by QuestionCactus
Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Reinstein Online [May 24th, HS Open]
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Reinstein Online [May 24th, HS Open]

This is a high school open tournament scheduled for May 24th, 2020 . Contact arjun [dot] panickssery [at gmail.com] for any questions. It is open to all players in high school or younger. Question Set Reinstein Online will be run on the 2019-2020 Reinstein Set . The editing team and topic distributi...
by QuestionCactus
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

Re: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]

How can you ensure that players don't have a way of communicating with one another about when to buzz in? We will request that they refrain. Regrettably, we do not possess any historical archive of Designate Bowl tournaments on which to apply Bonferroni corrections. If someone reading this was plan...
by QuestionCactus
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo Online [HS]
Replies: 2
Views: 1077

Scobol Solo Online [HS]

This is a solo tournament scheduled for May 17th, 2020 . Contact arjun [dot] panickssery [at gmail.com] for any questions. It is open to all players in high school or younger. Question Set Scobol Solo Online will be run on Scobol Solo . The editors, writing teams, and category distribution can be fo...
by QuestionCactus
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]
Replies: 7
Views: 2165

QuizDroid Open (Designate Bowl) [HS Open, PSACA]

This is an online doubles tournament scheduled for May 10th, 2020. Contact arjun [dot] panickssery [at gmail.com] for any questions. Game Format Teams will consist of two players . Matches will consist of multiple teams playing NHBB history-bee-style rounds consisting of 21 tossups. Teams will score...
by QuestionCactus
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [RAFT] Clarke Online Spring Tournament (Regionally-Restricted HS Open)
Replies: 1
Views: 578

[RAFT] Clarke Online Spring Tournament (Regionally-Restricted HS Open)

With the planned Clarke Spring Tournament canceled, Clarke High School will be hosting COST on Sunday, April 26th. Contact arjun [dot] panickssery [at gmail.com] for any questions. Eligibility This tournament's field is restricted to players in New England and the NY/NJ metro area. Exceptions will b...
by QuestionCactus
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Winter I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 1/25/2020 (CALISTO mirror)
Replies: 3
Views: 1052

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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: 1345

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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: 3801

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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: 6145

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: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT XIX, Kellenberg, Uniondale, NY, 11/9/19 (IS-188)
Replies: 10
Views: 5361

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: 6145

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: 48
Views: 9822

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: 6145

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: 6145

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: 6370

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: 4884

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: 4884

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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: High school area archives
Topic: Clarke Fall I @ Clarke HS, Westbury, NY, 11/2/2019 (LOGIC mirror)
Replies: 10
Views: 5678

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...