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by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Mar 17, 2010 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)
Replies: 24
Views: 3821

Re: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)

OK, I finally heard definitively back from our driver, and he won't be around for Easter break. Therefore, we can't come. Good luck with the event.
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 37
Views: 6407

Re: South Carolina 2009-2010

Joe i'm actually quite curious about this as from what I understood that Charleston County league play is oddly structured/format (Perhaps Nate James could clarify?). I played at Wando from 2004-06. The quizbowl team only did league play at that time. The matches happened in the evening, on Wednesd...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Quiz Bowl Practice?
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Online Quiz Bowl Practice?

Well, there's #scobowl on IRC. I think the explanations in this thread are still accurate.
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New "Team" Needs help studying
Replies: 14
Views: 2381

Re: New "Team" Needs help studying

You might want to check out sporcle and funtrivia, which probably have quizzes closer in line to the quizbowl you'll be doing than the packets you'll find online. Even novice tournaments are probably aiming at more academic topics than I would expect your competition will. I endorse this suggestion...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Best Subject Teams/Players
Replies: 29
Views: 21128

Re: Best Subject Teams/Players

Dutton Speedwords wrote:I have no idea whether he'd stack up to some of the players on this list, but myth, particularly Norse myth, is one of my teammate Robert Harden's strongest categories.
Based on what I've seen from Robert, yeah, I would definitely say he belongs on this list.
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)
Replies: 24
Views: 3821

Re: MUT Mirror at NGCSU (April 3, 2010)

FYI, we had to cancel practice this week, so Furman is tentative until sufficient individual members of the team get back to me and tell me they don't have a conflict.
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19739

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

My quizbowl career should continue for a few more years assuming I read NAQT's eligibility rules correctly (meaning that if UAB/UAH is where I go I can still play with the Main UA campus since UAB nor UAH has an active team as far as I know) Hey, I actually have a really important set of questions ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Feb 16, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19739

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

I'll be taking a year off from school after graduation (hopefully to work), then most likely applying to Southeastern law schools for 2011. Depending on my financial situation, I may or may not get to some open tournaments next year.
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5595

Re: General Discussion

The other main issue I had was with bonus difficulty variability. Not to start nit-picking questions, but I feel there's a really big gap in lit between ("Vikram Seth"\"The Golden Gate"\"Li Po") and three parts on some Italian author who I don't think I'd heard of before and whose name I can't reca...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party mirror at VCU (2/14/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 3871

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party mirror at VCU (2/14/2010)

When no one was looking, Matt Bollinger took twenty-four powers. He took 24 powers. That's as many per game as Brendan Byrne, and more than anyone else on this set so far. And that's really impressive.
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

This happened, despite the adverse weather. The field played a double round robin (10 games), and USC A cleared the field, going 9-1. The House team finished with the second highest record, 7-2. A full report will be issued later; a statistics anomaly makes it appear that some teams played 11 games...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Snow vs T-Party Day Two Liveblog: Deserted like the Dwarves at Dawn. 8:00: arrive at Johns Hall. Fortunately, JH 101 is on the side with the obvious card access. 8:03: Discover that the JH 101 computer tower is locked down, unlike the towers in any of the classrooms. If we want to use the projector ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

I'm still planning to show up at the tournament site and hope that teams make it, because, after some discussion with Ben and some additional research, I don't think there's any date to which we can plausibly reschedule this tournament, inside or outside of Andy's recommended dates. (3/13 is looking...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Would it be at all possible to delay the start of the tournament to something like 10:30 or so? Reason being is that the roads in Columbia and the Midlands are covered, and it would be great to give us a little more sunlight on the way up and a little more leeway in terms of time. For our safety, w...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

OK, so I got in touch with campus police. According to the person I spoke to, we should be able to get into the building and the classrooms tomorrow regardless of whether the campus closes down. And we've only had one team drop so far. So, for the moment , this tournament is occurring at the origina...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Yeah, having it at a hotel might be an option, although not a great one. My biggest concern is cost, which might be prohibitive even at the cheapest places -- would a hotel charge us for two days' stay if we wanted to get started before the checkout time? We probably would have to collect the money ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

When will you know whether or not this is officially canceled? Well, I can't "officially" declare anything about this tournament until Ben Cole gets out of class, since he has a say. Nor can I cite an official cancellation of activities from Furman, because the school has not yet decided, and is no...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

So, due to this mess ( Accuweather! ): http://sirocco.accuweather.com/iwxpage/adc/popup/iws0_430.jpg --we are planning to cancel this tournament. Furman doesn't have to announce closures until 6AM tomorrow, but based on the way past storms have been treated, I expect us to be closed, at least in the...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:Do we know what building this will take place in and the time we need to be there for registration?
As soon as I can confirm some stuff with Ben, this and other things will be revealed in a mass e-mail sent to participants. Hopefully that occurs this evening.
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)
Replies: 50
Views: 8981

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 6 SCT @ NGCSU (Feb 6, 2010)

One team suggested MUT, but we think Clemson is hosting that and certainly wouldn't want to step on their toes (EDIT- Clemson IS doing this for HS, so we *could* do it for colleges...hmmm). FYI, Furman would be extremely interested in a MUT mirror. We actually wanted to come to this tournament, but...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Okay, it looks like we're going to cap the field at eight (8) teams, to ensure we have enough buzzers/laptops/rooms/staffers/etc. Due to some recent drops and consolidations, we currently have a maximum of seven teams. So, you can still get in on this tournament, if a) you've written a packet, b) yo...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

OFFICIAL DELIBERATION approved both those teams. Have at it. I assume you're referring to their packet responsabilities? Nathan and I are still discussing whether or not to allow their open teams. I mean we approved their open teams from our side; I guess you can reject them as open teams if you re...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Thanks for the registration. We're considering capping the field at about this level, so if your mirror fell through and you're interested in coming, please let us know now.
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Japanese Names
Replies: 27
Views: 4680

Re: Japanese Names

I know that this is an oddly specific question for a whole thread, but for Japanese Names, which part of the name can be given as the correct answer? Is the name generally expressed with the given name first and surname second? For example, could I give "Basho" for Matsuo Basho? In Japanese, order ...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Please don't actually try to run a paperless tournament. In theory, they're great for the environment and all that, but in reality, they make the tournament take much longer. Ben and I haven't finished discussing this, so please don't consider my post an official declaration that this will be a pap...
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Eric Huff wrote:Great news! Dorman's in for two teams.
Could somebody from Dorman please e-mail one of us (or post, I guess) regarding whether they will be bringing any buzzers or staffers?

(Edit: Also, if anyone besides USC is planning on bringing laptops, please let us know.)
by Mettius Fufetius
Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

This tournament continues to be a thing that exists. We hope to see the field take shape so we can figure out how many rooms to reserve, how many readers we'll need, and other related things. So, if there are any other teams interested in playing this thing, please let us know soon.
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19310

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

Finally, stats were posted after round 4 (lunch) but as far as I know weren't updated after that, which was a mild annoyance. I'm 100% certain that I saw a version of the stats after round 7, and fairly sure that I saw at least one later version. But I can't confirm how widely those editions were d...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/27)

It appears that this tournament is going to be moved to 2/13.
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/27)

You guys were the first team to register. I'll do field updates in this post. FIELD UPDATES FIELD UPDATES FIELD UPDATES Field as of 2/11: Adam Liem [1 buzzer] Clemson Dorman [1 laptop] FSU USC (2) [1 buzzer, 2 staffers, 2? laptops] Austin/Ragab [1 buzzer] Slade/Weinstein Southside/Furman house Total...
by Mettius Fufetius
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: women playing solo
Replies: 3
Views: 1668

Re: women playing solo

I can't for the life of me figure out why you consider this important or interesting, but here is a data point: Nina Charap played solo for Emory at ACF Fall (Georgia Tech). Also, I hear Hannah Kirsch is planning to do this at ACF Winter (UGA site).
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5611

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

Ben, for God's sake, next time check with someone else before you do something like this.
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19017

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/27)

By the way, if you want to register for this tournament or if you have any questions, contact either me at scheat@gmail.com or Ben at fueledbyyakisoba@gmail.com

(EDIT: This is going to be awesome.)
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Filling in some results/stats
Replies: 5
Views: 3451

Re: Filling in some results/stats

Because I was a stats-obsessed prima donna for pretty much all of my playing career, I have paper copies and statistics from lots of old tournaments I attended. These include many not currently on the Berkeley Archive. I was thinking about making .pdf files of these (the copiers at my school will d...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 6740

Re: Colleges with active teams

Well, like I said, I am looking at Kentucky (if I go there I'll try to see what I can do to get the team back up and running). I am also looking at Xavier in Cincinnati. All the other schools really don't have a chance. I am not an exceptional student (really quite lazy), so I won't be going to Vir...
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring Offensive History Doubles
Replies: 9
Views: 1507

Re: Spring Offensive History Doubles

I'd be willing to write some questions for this.
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 8750

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

Correct me if I'm clinging to a falsehood here. But I'm under the impression that TDs who seed events always try to get in touch with the coach/player rep to find out if Backward Thebes High is sending their full A-team, or if they're promoting two JV players because Jurgen broke his arm and Clym ha...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 8750

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

Pseudonyms can have an effect on seeding for things like NSC (and other events, like HFT itself, which I know tried to seed the teams correctly for fair brackets). If I had no idea which team, the HFT or LIFT one, was coming to NSC, then I couldn't appropriately seed them. Radical suggestion: ask t...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 8750

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

marnold wrote:To make this a constructive post, maybe PACE should consider a policy mandating real names (or subsequently sending PACE real names) to earn bids.
I don't see why a team that's only looking for one bid should have to use their real names. For multiple bids, sure.
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 8750

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

Attempting to use information to set brackets [...] is a valid reason and I would appeal to teams on that basis. When you're setting a bracket, you're relying on the team's coach regarding who's coming to the tournament, how strong the teams are, etc. rather than strictly looking at stats. So, just...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!
Replies: 46
Views: 8750

Re: contribute your opinions on pseudonyms here!

People playing quizbowl have the right to call themselves whatever they want, and they shouldn't be prevented from doing so. The community's ability to follow the progress of individual players isn't as important as that right. I agree with Sorice that the people who insist on crashing every results...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:32 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 67455

Re: The quizbowl decades project

I'd be interested in a list of the best tournaments of the decade (along with explanations for why they were so good, to give current writers something to strive for). Hey, that's a discussion I was planning to start myself! I'll pick one favorite each for regular and subject tournaments. 2008 FICH...
by Mettius Fufetius
Thu Nov 12, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 67455

Re: The quizbowl decades project

I haven't been part of too many memorable games. But one does stick out: round 7 of CaTo/TaCo (I was playing with York Chen, Zihan Zheng and Carsten Gehring, against Guy Tabachnick, Chris White, Evan Silberman and Mike Cheyne.) Guy got a sick buzz on the Phrygians off some deep-ass Herodotus knowled...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 9713

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

Echoing what William Horton said; I'd be willing to try this but would need someone to invite me, as my Wave invite application hasn't been returned yet.

(Edit: it's in my profile, but schNOSPAMeat@gmail.com )
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Bird/Southeastern @ Berry College -- 11/7/09
Replies: 23
Views: 2941

Re: Early Bird/Southeastern @ Berry College -- 11/7/09

So, is Berry planning to release the questions that were used at this tournament?
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 09, 2009 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92333

Re: Bad Negs Again

The main reason people at practice thought the neg was funny was because of the gender mismatch. (Also, secondarily, because "Matt Weiner just tossed up 'attempting to assassinate Elizabeth I,' WTF?" -- although I'm fairly inured to weirdo common links like that, there were some new players in pract...
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92333

Re: Bad Negs Again

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
Marchbanks wrote:at ACF Fall 2009
in practice on T-Party 2008
given: "assassinating the King of England"
correct: assassinating Queen Elizabeth I
Again, what a HORRIBLE guess!
the river is moving
charlie dees must be raging
by Mettius Fufetius
Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 92333

Re: Bad Negs Again

at ACF Fall 2009
given: "waves"
correct: simple harmonic oscillators

in practice on T-Party 2008
given: "assassinating the King of England"
correct: assassinating Queen Elizabeth I

in at least one tournament circa 2006 or 2007
given: "Malpighi"
correct: Ottorino Respighi
by Mettius Fufetius
Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The lost art of good teams getting easy tossups early
Replies: 17
Views: 5457

Re: The lost art of good teams getting easy tossups early

I would question the assumption that all study that somehow involves named things and plot synopses is as superficial as reading a Wikipedia page. In particular, scholarly articles -- such as this one, which this thread prompted me to read, tying namelessness in A Wild Sheep Chase to various sociolo...
by Mettius Fufetius
Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 2879

Re: What should I tell an ACUI person?

ACUI wanted NAQT to move SCT to that date [February 20th], but since the contract only just got signed, that didn't happen. I'm assuming this was a minority opinion somewhere within ACUI, perhaps only at the local level. We have not been asked to move the 2010 SCT date, nor would we. (Because that ...