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by Ulugbek
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open free agents
Replies: 15
Views: 8115

I'll throw my name (and disastrous performance at high difficulty events) into the free agent pot.
I can be contacted at glyon at wisc dot edu.

Gabriel Lyon
by Ulugbek
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Elvis Presley Memorial Tournament at UW-Madison, 4/21/2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4856

Results

This past Saturday saw the college level quizbowl return to Madison for the first time since 2002, with the resurrection of the Elvis Tournament. Congratulations to Chicago A, who went undefeated in winning the tournament. The complete stats may be found here: https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/glyon/Elvis...
by Ulugbek
Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Elvis Presley Memorial Tournament at UW-Madison, 4/21/2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4856

Elvis Update

In the interest of attracting more teams, we have reduced the base fee for the Elvis to $85. As of today, the following teams have expressed interest: Carleton 2-3 teams Chicago 3-4 Minnesota 1-2 Rock Valley Community College 1 University of Illinois Springfield 1 Tim Hartman et al 1 We are, of cour...
by Ulugbek
Sat Feb 17, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectional @ Univ. of Iowa
Replies: 19
Views: 7265

Stats...

by Ulugbek
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 26912

[quote="Matt Weiner"] -Misguided attempts at encouraging people to "figure it out": There's nothing wrong with rewarding knowledge of topics other than that in the answer if done properly. But sometimes it can backfire. In the below question, someone though to reward people for knowing where the "Vi...
by Ulugbek
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Elvis Presley Memorial Tournament at UW-Madison, 4/21/2007
Replies: 7
Views: 4856

Elvis Presley Memorial Tournament at UW-Madison, 4/21/2007

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will be resurrecting the Elvis Aaron Presley Memorial Tournament on Saturday April 21, 2006. This will be a packet submission tournament, the requirements for which are listed below. The base fee for the tournament will be $100 per team, though through applicable ...
by Ulugbek
Sat Feb 03, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maize Pages Directory
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

I am indeed a contact for the team here in Wisconsin, and can be reached at gabriel.lyon@gmail.com.
by Ulugbek
Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE:PreWinter Tournament (12/2/06) at Wisconsin-Mad.
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

Moderator-- please change the name of this announcement to reflect the change of tournament date to December 2, 2006.
Thanks.
by Ulugbek
Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE:PreWinter Tournament (12/2/06) at Wisconsin-Mad.
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

More Pre-Tournament Information and date change (12/2/2006)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison will its annual Pre-Winter Tournament on Saturday, December 2, 2006. The questions will be provided by NAQT , and the tournament will be played per NAQT rules, though rounds will NOT be timed. The tournament should consist of a morning of round-robin play with a b...
by Ulugbek
Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE:PreWinter Tournament (12/2/06) at Wisconsin-Mad.
Replies: 2
Views: 1562

DATE CHANGE:PreWinter Tournament (12/2/06) at Wisconsin-Mad.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Quiz Bowl Team will be hosting our annual Pre-Winter Tournament December 9, 2006, in beautiful Madison Wisconsin. This tournament will use NAQT IS series questions, and is open to all high school teams. For more information, please contact me, Gabriel Lyon, at gab...
by Ulugbek
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science, Science History and Biography, and Askability
Replies: 30
Views: 13298

I think that a lot of this comes down to what the goal of quizbowl questions should be. Is the aim to ask about works that are being read at the university level, or is the goal to reward knowledge of some ill-defined canon of 'classic' works. I personally tend to agree with the former, but I don't ...
by Ulugbek
Thu Oct 12, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Deep Bench predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8111

The asterisk is indeed a power mark, which may appear out of place, but there are one to two sentences preceding these final two. Your reformulation does disambiguate the 'after the revolution' clause, but removing the comma after the word revolution accomplishes the same task, albeit not as effecti...
by Ulugbek
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Deep Bench predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8111

Did anyone else notice the Marc Chagall question said he was born after the revolution? He was born in 1887 so assuming they are talking about the Russian Revolution that question had an error. Born in present-day (*) Belarus, after the revolution, he served as art director of the Moscow Jewish Sta...
by Ulugbek
Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Deep Bench predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8111

Going through our packet, I can really only see three to four tossups that I believe could be truly labeled as obscure (Jakobson, Koopmans, NSC-68, and Grier). As far as East Asian subject matter, only one tossup and two bonuses dealt with that part of the world, if anything, the distribution was ti...
by Ulugbek
Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Deep Bench predictions
Replies: 20
Views: 8111

That "terrible Wisconsin packet"

As one of the authors of the Wisconsin packet, I am interested to know what exactly qualifies our packet as horrible. I concede that there were several tossups that were of above average difficulty, but I think, as a whole, that we fulfilled the distribution that was asked of the tournament with a p...
by Ulugbek
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132852

Gabe, are you claiming that NAQT had much more nonwestern content than ACF did? Leaving aside current events, I just don't think that's true. That was my impression. As far a current events go, I consider them to be just as valid of questions, perhaps more so than ones about mythology (but this is ...
by Ulugbek
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132852

I played at ACF regionals this year, and this was my impression from that tournament. Looking through the questions, most packets had 1-2 non-western subject matter tossups, and Texas' and one of the editors' packets had none. Look, you're full of shit. Just stop. Note, I was referring to tossups.
by Ulugbek
Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132852

Not that you would know; when was the last time you went to an ACF tournament? I played at ACF regionals this year, and this was my impression from that tournament. Looking through the questions, most packets had 1-2 non-western subject matter tossups, and Texas' and one of the editors' packets had...
by Ulugbek
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132852

So much of the same complaints from the same people as we have every year after every NAQT tournament. This was my first ICT since 2002, and I enjoyed it greatly. True, not all of the questions were perfect, but I think that people need to differentiate between questions that are poorly written and ...