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by DakarKra
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17230

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

If there's still room, we have a team of 3 (possibly a fourth, though I don't know for sure yet).
by DakarKra
Thu May 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13489

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

I'm looking for teammates for this. A packet has already been submitted (waiting on Jerry to let me know which discount it counts for), so no writing would be required for said teammates. I could be looking for as few as 1 or as many as 3 (I wish that I knew more, but my potential teammates, Chris H...
by DakarKra
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37752

Re: CO Lit 2010

I'd be up for playing this, but that's contingent on which slot it gets. Also, I promise not to neg a teammate out of points, because I'll have no business trying to answer anything.
by DakarKra
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7520

Re: General Discussion

Not That Kind of Christian!! wrote:
Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Kunle, could you email me the set? andy.watkins2@gmail.com
Same here, hkirsch at brandeis then a period edu
This, please.
by DakarKra
Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton
Replies: 57
Views: 17172

Re: Buzzerfest IX (3/27/10) @ Princeton

olsb25 wrote:There will be a hidden discussion forum for this, for which I will be approving people, since there are two more mirrors of this yet to happen.
Whenever you get around to this, Kunle, I'd like to be able to take a look.
by DakarKra
Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 20998

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

Oh...must have been some sort of miscommunication between Andy and I. Any free agent is welcome to join Matt, Doug and myself on Saturday Unless I'm much mistaken about the status of other free-agents, I'm exactly what you're looking for. If you're interested in a semi-warm body to fill in next to ...
by DakarKra
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7358

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

DakarKra = Jeremy Hixson (I read at Harvard)
by DakarKra
Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: Difficulty Swings
Replies: 30
Views: 4127

Re: Difficulty Swings

So, first, a continuation of the St. Anthony's derail: I wrote the question and definitely assumed that since the structure itself was central to the plot, as well as serving as a recurring theme of sorts, it would make a good hard answer rewarding those who read the book, while staying within Billi...
by DakarKra
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Run a Good Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 3403

Re: How to Run a Good Tournament

There's lots of good advice in this thread; I will add something that has saved my tournaments on multiple occasions and thwarted tournaments I've been to that didn't do it, which is that you print out the form confirming your room reservations and give copies to multiple people on staff. If there ...
by DakarKra
Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitiational Tournament (11/14/09) at Maryland
Replies: 48
Views: 16547

Re: Terrapin Invitiational Tournament (11/14/09) at Maryland

Whig's Boson wrote:Any plans for RMPFest?
If it's held Saturday night, I'll play. There's also the possibility that other Rutgers people will play as well (though I'm not vouching for them).
by DakarKra
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 34
Views: 4932

Re: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats

I can't promise I'll be at ACF Nationals, but the attempt will be made. That said, I'll take interesting, well-written geography with a set place within the distribution, please.
by DakarKra
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim talk about two Harvard tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Prelim talk about two Harvard tournaments

I can make no promises that Rutgers would come, but attempts could be made for any proposed weekend, though December would be the preferred time for T-Party for us. Also, if we're coming, we're writing a packet. What kind of a submission schedule would you be looking at for a 12/5 tournament?
by DakarKra
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 37
Views: 6579

Re: 09-10 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

I don't know if Chris Horng is coming back to Rutgers or not, but he almost had a breakout year last spring and could turn some heads if his improvement continues, especially if he can convince Jeremy Hixson to show up to some tournaments rather than just writing solid packets for every event Rutge...
by DakarKra
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5159

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

CURRENT FIELD I'm not totally clear on how the teams will be composed, (some mix of Stanford, Berkeley, Seth, Jerry, Auroni, Sid, Jeremy, am I forgetting anyone?) but we'll have 4 teams. Should we do some sort of draft or is this less than ideal since we have some people who get major discounts for...
by DakarKra
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5159

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

It looks like there will be some sort of mirror at Berkeley or at Stanford, probably on the 8th, but I suppose it could happen on the 9th if people speak up very soon and say that that's better. I imagine this will just be a one-day event with as much quizbowl as we can cram in, so I hope we will m...
by DakarKra
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5159

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

I shall play this if it's at either Berkeley or Stanford. I will try to play this if it is at UCLA, Irvine, or another southerly location, provided I can arrange reasonably inexpensive travel. Also, I am willing to put up with 4 or fewer team tournaments.
by DakarKra
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14198

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

It appears that we'll be running the literature tournament Saturday evening, after the Chicago Open academic tournament. It looks like it'll be a singles or doubles format, and we'd be running 2 or 3 rooms. I'll be reading, and I'll probably need to ask 1 of the listed people below to help read 1 o...
by DakarKra
Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14198

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

manary wrote:We are definitely at 7 people - does someone else want to play with us?
If you don't mind having a mediocre player with a vague humanities knowledge base, I'll take the spot.
by DakarKra
Mon Jul 20, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14198

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

I'll bring up the rear of the lit field, if you have enough staff to run it.
by DakarKra
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 33627

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

A side note: I'd like to nominate Chris Horng of Rutgers to the short list of "quizbowl people who know their music". I assume he was the author of the really good (and badly-needed) Beethoven's 7th TU from Buzzerfest, and I was very impressed with how early he was getting questions at MO. Chris di...
by DakarKra
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14198

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

I'm in need of teammates for the main event as well; all comers welcome!

If there are three people looking for a mediocre-to-moderate trash "generalist", I can fit that niche, but otherwise I'm willing to staff if it's needed.

E-mail me at dakarkra [at] yahoo [period] com, if you're interested.
by DakarKra
Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14198

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

For whatever it's worth, I can only attend a West Coast mirror of CO and Berkeley is extra-convenient, since that's where I'll be. Personally, I'd like to see BASQUE stay CO and see if we can also arrange a VCU Open mirror (which I'd attend if I can arrange some transit) separately. Also, what of Su...
by DakarKra
Thu May 28, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland
Replies: 76
Views: 11477

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland

Below is the updated field, which I feel certain is not accurate. Let us know ASAP if you want to play this event. Evan/Mehdi/George/Will Eric/Ted/Dallas Maryland House 1-2 Free agents: David Seal Chris White Cameron Orth The Jonathan Magin Experience Staff: Evan Silberman Jonathan Graham Once agai...
by DakarKra
Mon May 11, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 5855

Re: KLEE: HI Fine Arts (4/11/09)

I too would like packets, please.

dakarkra {at} yahoo {stop} com
by DakarKra
Sat Apr 18, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11054

Re: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009

What is the likelihood that there will be a West Coast mirror of this, preferably in the Bay Area?
by DakarKra
Thu Sep 25, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at Brown (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 64
Views: 16373

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at Brown (Saturday, October 4)

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: Rutgers-NB (2)
This should really just say one.
by DakarKra
Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9609

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

Wait... the tournament will be in New Jersey? Hey... I live in New Jersey... I'M IN!!! I'd love to help with reading, writing, and maybe a little editing, whenever someone is chosen to do any of that stuff for any of the tournaments.
by DakarKra
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9609

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

If Chicago's the site, I definitely can't come. But I'd love to throw some questions at the person charged with organizing things, if/when someone is chosen to do so, for a complete packet or patching up other stuff.
by DakarKra
Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Please Critique These Questions
Replies: 24
Views: 3092

Re: Please Critique These Questions

A really minor factual correction in the BCS bonus: WVU and OU played in the Fiesta Bowl. Apart from that, I thought that the Cardinals bonus was very easy; Pujols is the most famous Cardinal and it seems very easy to me for people to have picked up the other stories without necessarily following ba...
by DakarKra
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 24 hours of quizbowl
Replies: 57
Views: 9609

Re: 24 hours of quizbowl

Eric, I love the idea and would be very interested in participating (staff or play), provided I could get there (so I'm more inclined towards the East Coast). Do you think that it might be better to have someone "editing" to replace duplicates (but not to go over question content) than the pure guer...
by DakarKra
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pronunciation question
Replies: 24
Views: 4485

Re: Pronunciation question

A slightly different situation: I was once penalized for pronouncing "Dulce et Decorum est" the "French" way, so to speak. Not that I thought it was a French poem, but the French pronunciation came into my mind naturally, for whatever reason. I think it was the correct ruling considering the wordin...
by DakarKra
Mon Jan 14, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Advanced Question Writing Seminar
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

In my mind, the experience of a player hearing a question is far more important than the writer having some kind of flexibility boon in writing everything he knows about certain subjects. Why should it matter so much to have room to show off your expert knowledge in your pet areas - chances are, ot...
by DakarKra
Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Advanced Question Writing Seminar
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

I really hope this isn't true. 7 to 8 lines is totally reasonable as far as Regionals is concerned, and is the norm for most mACF events. Regionals will be six lines this year, as Penn Bowl was last year and will be this year. I am confused as to what "mACF" means since it seems that every single t...
by DakarKra
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Advanced Question Writing Seminar
Replies: 26
Views: 5304

Ryan, how would you (or anyone else, for that matter) see this issue as it applies to the "novice-level" packets produced for tournaments like ACF Fall, Illinois Novice, etc., which have rather short length limits (6-lines seems to be standard for these events)? Should writers aim more for density o...
by DakarKra
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7655

ImmaculateDeception wrote:"I'm in the face of your dreams of glass..." I'm sure there's some reason I never guessed those to be the lyrics.

MaS
Wishful thinking that Corgan would make sense with his lyrics? Or at least a little more sense than he does...
by DakarKra
Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: January Avatars: THE RETURN TO LORD WEARY'S AVATARS
Replies: 63
Views: 7655

ImmaculateDeception wrote:Can February be "Faces in Your Dreams That Laugh" Month?

MaS
I thought it said "face in your dream of glass". N'est-ce pas?
by DakarKra
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22772

To my knowledge, Argos is the dog of Odysseus, while Argus is the 100-eyed figure who guarded Io in cow form. Is there any real difference between these two names? Given the variety of name forms offen possessed by Greek mythological figures, I would be surprised if the vowel difference was anythin...
by DakarKra
Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 22772

geekjohnson wrote:hey, is there anyway that I might get a look at the set? princeps.caesar@gmail.com
I too like free packets. dakarkra [at] yahoo [dot] com.
by DakarKra
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - The Experiment: Return to Lord Weary's Castle
Replies: 32
Views: 16132

Could someone send me a copy of the set at tedgioia@starpower.net. Thanks
I'll have what he's having. dakarkra [at] yahoo [dot] com
by DakarKra
Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New ACF Rules
Replies: 90
Views: 25204

With regards to titles, I agree with Andrew and disagree with Eric, solely because of the issues I've run into as a classicist. Taking, for example, the very problematic epic of Lucan, this work is known by several possible names, and thus accurate knowledge of the work can potentially be displayed ...
by DakarKra
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Brandeis Mirror of Deep Bench, 10/20
Replies: 38
Views: 12278

Looks like MIT 2 was Robin Hood.
by DakarKra
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: All-Iowa Winter Tournament
Replies: 19
Views: 6684

I'm sure this has been noted by people with a far more vested interest in this tournament than myself, but IS-68 is also being used on December 15 for Cyclone Bowl at ISU. Naturally, that would further affect attendence at this event, if NAQT sets are still planned for the event. If they're not, obv...
by DakarKra
Sun Jul 01, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OU Kelvin Sampson Memorial Tournament (6/30) (UMD mirror)
Replies: 1
Views: 2485

Yesterday, OU held our mirror of Maryland's Chris McCray tournament. A team from Oklahoma State, Team Melanin Deficient, defeated Tulsa's Alcoholics Synonymous in the championship match to take the crown in our six team event. Individual honors go to Captain Morgan and Jack Daniels of Alcoholic Syno...
by DakarKra
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Mirror @ OU (4/29/2007)
Replies: 3
Views: 2496

Today OU hosted our mirror of UTC's RC Cola Tournament. UTD A (We Don't Know Who We Are) won the event after an exciting match against TU (Alcoholics Synonymous) - it went down to the final bonus! Individual awards went to TU's Angelo Malabanan (Captain Morgan) as well as OU's Music Guy (Ryan Grabow...
by DakarKra
Sat Apr 28, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Mirror @ OU (4/28/2007)
Replies: 6
Views: 3818

Today, OU hosted its mirror of UTC's Moon Pie Tournament. Harding took the crown in a one-game playoff against Kansas State. Top scorers were Jason Loy of Harding, Sam Neal of KSU, David Gagne of OU, and Sean Garrett of UTD and Ryan Grabowski of OU. Thanks to all of the teams who came to OU for the ...
by DakarKra
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RC Cola Mirror @ OU (4/29/2007)
Replies: 3
Views: 2496

Here's an updated field:

UTD (2)
Tulsa (1-2)
House (possibly way too many)

We would very, very much like to see more teams enter this tournament, so contact Emily or myself (dakarkra [at] yahoo [dot] com), if you are interested.
by DakarKra
Tue Apr 24, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Mirror @ OU (4/28/2007)
Replies: 6
Views: 3818

Here's a field update:

Harding (1)
Kansas State (2)
Texas-Dallas (2)
Tulsa (2-3)
House (?)

We still have plenty of room for anyone who would like to register by tomorrow.
by DakarKra
Sun Jan 28, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Sword Bowl Mirror at OU (1 / 27 / 2007)
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Yesterday, we held a mirror of UTC's Sword Bowl here in Norman. The full stats can be found here: http://www.ou.edu/student/okacf/results/sb07_standings.html. For those interested in the short overview, Texas B defeated Texas A to take the championship. A freshmen squad from Oklahoma took third and ...
by DakarKra
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two Early Fall Tournaments in Norman, OK (9/30/06-10/1)
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

Yep... that'll work just fine.
by DakarKra
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Two Early Fall Tournaments in Norman, OK (9/30/06-10/1)
Replies: 4
Views: 3240

Results

The results are in for both Route 66 and Toby Keith. First, for Route 66, we had 18 teams competing in a split round robin, followed by a playoff between the top 8 teams. In the end, Harding A defeated Arkansas to claim the championship. Jason Loy was the tournament's top scorer. Complete stats can ...