Search found 429 matches

by Gonzagapuma1
Thu Oct 01, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fall Recent Events Challenge, week of Sept. 28
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Fall Recent Events Challenge, week of Sept. 28

Obviously, do not sign up for this or purchase anything from Bryce Avery/Avery Enterprises.
by Gonzagapuma1
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)
Replies: 30
Views: 11645

Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

At what time will VICO start approximately?
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 55202

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Jerry Vinokurov and I are playing this together.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 0
Views: 1330

Maryland Summer Practices

Hello!

University of Maryland practices are now open to all who wish to attend. Currently, they are from 6-9 on Mondays and Wednesdays, although that might change later in the summer. Come on out!
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 5859

Maryland Summer Practices

Hello!

University of Maryland practices are now open to all who wish to attend. Currently, they are from 6-9 on Mondays and Wednesdays in JIMENEZ HALL (DUH), although that might change later in the summer. Come on out!
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 23781

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I'm moving to the Hyde Park, Chicago area and would be happy to help out at tournaments there/in the Midwest. I'm also down to play some opens.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 2948

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Question-Specific Discussion

The mannerism bonus in packet 5 (Illinois/VCU) referenced Pontormo's deposition (Capponi Chapel) in its second part. This seemed a little odd to me since the work is specifically identified as his Pietà in Janson's (8th ed.) (the Wikipedia Article on the other hand only calls it a deposition). I th...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 14563

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Sethlene + Gautam defeated Stanford in an exciting one game final to win! Thanks to everybody for coming out; I'll try to have stats up by Monday.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 14563

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Inkana7 wrote:Jasper Lee and I would like to play this together.
Great, you guys are our eighth team and the field is now closed.
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 14563

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Mike Bentley wrote:When do you plan on starting? We'd appreciate a 9:30 eastern start time rather than 8:30 or 9:00 but can deal if necessary.
We'll start at 10 est. since so many of the teams are on central/pacific.
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Apr 06, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 14563

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Hey, I'd like to get a clear idea of the number of teams, so, if you haven't already, please email me at danjpuma at gmail.com to confirm your number of teams. Also, I don't know how many free agents there are, but you guys should find teams.
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 55202

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I would like to play this.
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 35478

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

Great write-up, Mike.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 14563

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Alright, I'll go ahead and make this an open mirror on 4/11. The cost will be $15 a player, with a minimum fee of $30 per team. Email me to officially register. Thanks!
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 14563

STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)

Hello! I'm looking to gauge interest in a STIMPY Skype mirror. Right now, I think the easiest date for this is on 4/11. We didn't receive that many packets from teams, so it's possible this could be an open mirror. HOWEVER, if there is any way you can attend a mirror in person/have signed up to play...
by Gonzagapuma1
Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Religion/World History/Film
Replies: 4
Views: 575

2015 STIMPY: Religion/World History/Film

I'm interested to hear feedback on any of these categories. This was my first time editing religion, so I'd especially be happy to hear feedback on that. The Kumbh Mela clue is certainly not specific enough, so I'll fix that before future mirrors. Beyond that, I tried to balance it about 70/30-ish b...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College History Bowl 2015 announcement
Replies: 54
Views: 27158

Re: College History Bowl 2015 announcement

Could we get a field update?
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 284249

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Hey,

I'm gonna read some impossible speedchecks that were played at UMD and Illinois in the IRC at 8. #speedcheck
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 20167

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Maybe this is just bias because I knew the answer, but didn't the C. Kirchner question seem relatively easy? I'm pretty sure that the lead-in was the same clue as a clue in the middle of an SCT tossup on Argentina and that seemed a bit off. Cayman islands hedge fund NML Capital punished this leader...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at UMD (3/14)
Replies: 1
Views: 1957

STIMPY at UMD (3/14)

Hello! The Maryland Academic Quiz Team is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of our tournament co-written with Yale, STIMPY, on March 14th, 2015. THis tournament will be located in Jimenez Hall. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and games will start promptly at 9:00 am. To register con...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33744

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

I'll hopefully have the Speedcheck stats by tomorrow night, but Matt Jackson almost certainly won. Thanks to everyone for braving the crazy weather and staying to play it. We hope you guys had as much fun playing as we did writing/reading it.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

Re: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

Congratulations to Grant Colvin's team who defeated Team Kitty Purry in the second game of a two game finals series to win! Full stats will be up by the end of the week.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

Re: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

This tournament will start at 10 (TEN) am tomorrow.
by Gonzagapuma1
Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (2/28)
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (2/28)

We've had a few recent sign-ups, but would love to get some more! Come on out!
by Gonzagapuma1
Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33744

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Pizza after main event and during EYES details:

It will be $5 for two slices and soda/water. Please find me before Oppen and pay. I will order extra for those who forget, decide to stay, etc.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33744

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Since there are 13 people signed up for Eyes, would it be better to run two rooms and break into a upper/lower bracket halfway through? I've always found 10+ people in a shootout to be non-ideal. It would be better to run two rooms, but that depends on staff and, more pressingly, computer limitatio...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33744

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

I humbly suggest doing some sort of shootout or "move up / down" every 30 questions or so (a la Guerrilla Lit) for speedchecks, because drafts take forever and are awful. We're going to implement for this speedcheck since it makes things a lot easier. We'll have two seeding packets followed by 12 r...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 45071

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

I will staff if I'm there.
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

Re: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

Ukonvasara wrote:Carson/Spencer should be Carson/Spencer/Seal/Bailey.
Noted.
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2015 Matchmaking
Replies: 47
Views: 18510

Re: CO 2015 Matchmaking

I'm very likely going and am looking for a team.
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland NASAT Team
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Maryland NASAT Team

A team was selected! It is:

Gabe Guedes (Richard Montgomery)
Lawrence Simon (Quince Orchard)
Farah Kabir (Richard Montgomery)
Weijia Cheng (Centennial)
Tanay Wakhare (Quince Orchard)

Thanks to all who tried out.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

Re: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

If your team is bringing a buzzer for this please email me.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland NASAT Team
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Maryland NASAT Team

Yes, it's -1000 outside, but this tryout is still a go! See you in Jimenez at 12.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33744

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Even if you guys are planning to grab dinner for everyone, this seems...bullish. Even the generous assumption that Oppen concludes precisely at 6pm (which, if there are one or especially two finals matches, seems unlikely to me based on my calculations above) still requires people to wrap up Oppen,...
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 33744

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Thanks for the post, Andrew. This definitely needs to get worked out. The current plan is for this schedule on Saturday: Oppen 9-6 EYES and Cody's tournament: 6:15-7:30 Speedcheck: 7:30-9:30 I know it seems a little crazy to run until 9:30, but many people have expressed interest for these events on...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 11241

Re: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

This field will be capped at 12 teams. Please get your registrations in soon!
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland NASAT Team
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Re: Maryland NASAT Team

The tryout will be held on Sunday, February 15th at 12 pm. Come on out!
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (2/28)
Replies: 3
Views: 2657

Delta Burke at UMD (2/28)

Hello! The University of Maryland is delighted to invite you to our mirror of Chris Borglum's always fantastic Delta Burke tournament on Saturday, February 28th! This tournament is geared toward those in their freshman and sophomore years of college. That said, we'd be delighted to welcome older nov...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26859

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

The California mirror will be at Cal Tech.
by Gonzagapuma1
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26859

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

The southeast mirror will be at the University of Louisville.
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help
Replies: 13
Views: 6603

Re: What to study for middle school quizbowl? Help

If you have a Windows computer or iPhone/iPad, use the Fact Mountain apps for US Presidents, 19th-century American literature and Great Paintings. http://www.factmountain.net The US Presidents app got my younger kids enough history points to make the National History Bee finals last year. Do not do...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26859

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

We're working on a southeast mirror. I had heard rumors of a potential UCLA mirror, but have not heard anything from them. If you're a team in California who wants to host this, let me know.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2827

Re: General Discussion

I would like to second Andrew's excellent and thoughtful comments and emphasize that this set was nowhere near what it said it would be for the North American audience. I can accept and anticipated a set with some difficulty cliffs and wild bonus variability, however the amount of British stuff was ...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 11018

Re: Midseason College Poll

Thanks for running the poll, Mike!
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland NASAT Team
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Maryland NASAT Team

Are people interested in doing this again? I'm not sure if I'll be available to drive, but UMD can definitely hold a tryout in the first few weeks of February. Let me know of your/your teammate's interest by emailing me at danjpuma @ gmail.com. Thanks!
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 6885

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

If the site at W&M is postponed/cancelled Maryland will come to this site.