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by jonah
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS for Mac available soon
Replies: 32
Views: 15160

Re: SQBS for Mac available soon

Chris Sewell has posted a 64-bit version of SQBS for the Mac on his website. Thanks, Ben!
by jonah
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 8696

Re: Alabama 2019-2020 Discussion Thread

LAMP stats (high school divisions)

(If you know how many tossups were read in each game, let me know and I'll add that.)
by jonah
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set) [Suspended Indefinitely]
Replies: 10
Views: 1202

Re: Call for Editors - MAGIC (2020 HS Set)

TheScientists wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:06 am
Am I high or did the initial announcement disappear?
They're a new user, so when they make new posts or edit old posts, the post has to be approved before it is publicly visible. They probably edited the original post and it's awaiting reapproval.
by jonah
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: To NAQT: Ask Ken Jennings to Promote Pyramidal Quiz Bowl on Twitter ASAP
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Re: To NAQT: Ask Ken Jennings to Promote Pyramidal Quiz Bowl on Twitter ASAP

We are aware of the tournament and have plans around it. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone.
by jonah
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS for Mac available soon
Replies: 32
Views: 15160

Re: SQBS for Mac available soon

The Mac edition of SQBS is 32-bit and thus cannot be used with Mac OS X Catalina (or subsequent versions). Is there any chance of a 64-bit version?
by jonah
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 10/26/19 - Johns Hopkins Fall Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 3169

Re: 10/26/19 - Johns Hopkins Fall Tournament

NAQT is still waiting to receive official results and team contact information from this tournament; we've sent several e-mails to many people associated with the Johns Hopkins team but haven't gotten a response. Please send the required information to [email protected] as soon as possible. Thanks!
by jonah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 11
Views: 5417

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

Ben Fry wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:02 am
I negged tossup 49. The point total through 50 is correct, though (I ended with 8).
Confirmed with the original scoresheet and fixed.
by jonah
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 11
Views: 5417

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

I have added the Championship Match scoresheet and a brief summary of the results. Let me know if you spot any issues.
by jonah
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 11
Views: 5417

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

Ben Fry wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:00 pm
I may not have been the first to notice this, but it seems that Sumesh Sundaresan from Metea Valley has lost two of his games, and Archan Das of IMSA may have found them.
Thanks; I have fixed this. (It arose from a protest resolution that changed the result of one game.)
by jonah
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: 2020 NAQT SSNCT: April 24-26, Chicago

MahoningQuizBowler wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Has the definition of Very Small School changed recently?
Certainly not this year, and I think not since it was introduced.
by jonah
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids
Replies: 3
Views: 3530

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 wa...
by jonah
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 12
Views: 7766

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

Looks like in the SQBS converter, for forfeits you output a blank line for tossups heard. SQBS would output a 0.
by jonah
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: NEG 5 uploading to HSQB/NEG 5 vs. SQBS
Replies: 1
Views: 2522

Re: NEG 5 uploading to HSQB/NEG 5 vs. SQBS

Not directly that I know of. This thread might help, and if you use NAQT questions and submit a valid Neg 5 file that would also be valid in SQBS (i.e., no team uses more than eight players in one game), I can send you the SQBS version. That said, Neg 5 is extremely prone to allowing/producing inval...
by jonah
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New community college team
Replies: 11
Views: 7886

Re: New community college team

tiwonge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:06 am
Ah, thanks. It looks like the nearest CC SCT to this area is Stanford.
That was the case last year, but might not be the case this year: if you want to host one, just let us know at [email protected].
by jonah
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New community college team
Replies: 11
Views: 7886

Re: New community college team

tiwonge wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:54 am
How do community colleges qualify for NAQT's CCNCT?
The tournament is the Community College Championship Tournament, or CCCT. Qualification to it works pretty much analogously to qualification to the ICT: it takes place via a sectional tournament (CC SCT).
by jonah
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 6534

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Are there any tentative estimates for field size? Not really—very few qualifying events have occurred yet (off the top of my head, I think only one). We expect to be able to accommodate similar or somewhat higher numbers of teams as in the past, but the actual final field size probably won't be kno...
by jonah
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 3960

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

alexdz wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:22 pm
FYI, there appears to be a typo/mistake on the college page where "National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics" is repeated twice rather than including USCAA.
Fixed; thanks!
by jonah
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 6534

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm
4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta?
I wouldn't.

As a point of comparison, the HSNCT was once in the Chicago area for six consecutive years (2005–2010, inclusive).
by jonah
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 6534

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
I thought the plan was to rotate every 3 years between Atlanta and Chicago.
I'm not aware of any such plan.

Failorjo wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Why is HSNCT 2020 being held in Atlanta?
We wrote a bit about our site-selection criteria here.
by jonah
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 6682

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

I asked NAQT last year if we could do that in quiz bowl with respect to NAQT eligibility…and I never heard back definitively from them. You're referring to an email conversation from late February 2018, right? I thought I answered it, but I can see how you might not have considered it an answer. NA...
by jonah
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 36547

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

The stats for the University Lab vs Stevenson A game in Round 29 are incorrect. I should have 3 negs (TUs 13, 22, 23), and Dylan should have 2 negs (TUs 5 & 24). I'll take a look at the scoresheet and make any necessary changes. For future reference, results corrections should go to [email protected].co...
by jonah
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!
Replies: 14
Views: 9324

Re: 2019 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Hunter!

Vembanad wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Some of the late playoff games were livestreamed on twitch, but seem to have since been deleted. Is there any plan to put these videos on the Youtube account?
Yes.
by jonah
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 14
Views: 6682

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

NAQT requires that (absent special approval to the contrary) players only play for the school(s) they actually attend. So middle schoolers cannot play for a high school (unless they also take classes there or have special approval), but a player in grade 8 at a K–12 school could play with high schoo...
by jonah
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Deep Bench Format
Replies: 6
Views: 5034

Re: The Deep Bench Format

About two years ago, NAQT contemplated running a Deep Bench-style tournament, but ended up going in the exact opposite direction and creating the IPNCT.
by jonah
Sat May 25, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Havdallah
Replies: 1
Views: 4011

Re: HSNCT Havdallah

I would be interested if I'm not too busy (which I won't know until it's time). I realize that's a pretty incongruous thing to say for Havdalah.
by jonah
Tue May 21, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 11810

Re: MSNCT predictions

tabstop wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:54 am
jonah wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Something else was wrong. Fixed; thanks!
I don't think that actually addresses the problem (eight teams tied for 12th place can't lead to the next set of trophies starting at 19).
Okay, I just need to stop counting by hand. Here's the actual data used to generate card-system paperwork.
by jonah
Sun May 19, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 11810

Re: MSNCT predictions

Something else was wrong. Fixed; thanks!
by jonah
Sun May 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 11810

Re: MSNCT predictions

For the record, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams individually by place, three teams tied for 5th place, five teams tied for 8th place, eight teams tied for 13th place, and twelve teams tied for 21st place. (In other words, it probably makes more sense to talk about top seven than top ...
by jonah
Wed May 08, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MA State [email protected] Academy (5/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2519

Re: MA State [email protected] Academy (5/18)

troyharris wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 7:18 pm
I'm assuming that you are using the 2019 SCT Division II set?
Yes.
by jonah
Wed May 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 11810

Re: MSNCT predictions

For the record, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams individually by place, three teams tied for 5th place, five teams tied for 8th place, eight teams tied for 13th place, and twelve teams tied for 21st place. (In other words, it probably makes more sense to talk about top seven than top ...
by jonah
Tue May 07, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 11810

Re: MSNCT predictions

For the record, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams individually by place, three teams tied for 5th place, five teams tied for 8th place, eight teams tied for 13th place, and twelve teams tied for 21st place. (In other words, it probably makes more sense to talk about top seven than top s...
by jonah
Wed May 01, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8429

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

bradleykirksey wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 5:08 pm
It might be worth noting that the above criteria would include several people who are not currently going to school, like…Jesse Gingold
I sure hope he's enrolled, because he's been playing stuff.
by jonah
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Authentication on this Website
Replies: 10
Views: 5725

Re: Authentication on this Website

I've been asking for this since August 2017 and have been told (several times, last in September 2018) that it's on the radar. All the relevant people are volunteers, so I don't feel comfortable pinging too often.
by jonah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 27460

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

RE: the 2v3 matchup in round 1, Caleb and I both specifically raised that issue in the ICT discussion thread last year after we had to play WUSTL round 1 http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=280&t=21208 Guess I blew it (didn't notice it), then. Sorry! It really has been fixed for next y...
by jonah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 27460

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

why was this alphabet thing a policy in the first place? It's a carryover from the 32-team format (still used for Division II), in which the order of certain tied teams truly doesn't matter (it only affects the order, not the identities, of their opponents), we just need some way to assign their pl...
by jonah
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 27460

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

In addition, why were the 2 and 3 seeds paired in round 1 again, despite there being a discussion about this before? I think it's reasonable to have a five game prelim schedule if it's seeded well, since in the previous seven game format you still wouldn't get a chance at top bracket if you had two...
by jonah
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 9108

Re: Old time bonus formats

For each of the following, say whether it is true of x, true of y, true of both, or true of neither This could be a three part bonus with parts worth 5 points each, or it could be a 5-10-15 or even a 5-5-10-10. Point was, the writer picked two things that are both similar and different. As a colleg...
by jonah
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 9108

Re: Old time bonus formats

30-20-10-5 There was only one answer, but 4 clues of decreasing difficulty. If you got it off the first clue, you got 30 points. If you needed the second clue, you got 20 points, and so on. Sometimes there was an insultingly easy 1 point clue at the end. Many variations of this. One of the variatio...
by jonah
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT IPNCT: April 7, Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 8380

Re: 2019 NAQT IPNCT: April 7, Chicago

There are a few spots left in each division. Registration closes at 5 p.m. CDT tomorrow, Tuesday, April 2.

The current field caps are 140 players in the High School Division and 90 players in the Middle School Division.
by jonah
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Side events at NAQT national championships
Replies: 0
Views: 4287

Side events at NAQT national championships

With nationals season approaching, we'd like to remind everyone of NAQT's policy regarding side events at its national championships . We made two additions to the policy, which are highlighted in orange on that page, so if you are contemplating running a side event, please read those points even if...
by jonah
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 35728

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

We're going to work with Harry on a better approach (that is in keeping with our terms of service and also much, much more efficient than scraping our entire tournament history every week).
by jonah
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5369

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

NAQT has been trying to get in touch with the organizers of this tournament regarding some unfinished business. Could anyone involved in the running of the tournament, preferably Dennis, please e-mail me at [email protected] promptly? Thanks!
by jonah
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 10528

Re: Indulge me a moment...

I stopped reading NAQT nationals because neither myself nor the kids I was reading to considered my reading to be up to standards, especially with regards to speed. The player reviews of my moderation at the last HSNCT I read for were dreadful and depressing. For what it's worth, NAQT would be glad...
by jonah
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 9825

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

"The Lamb", while famous, is probably too hard to toss up at this level. It hasn't been tossed up before at any difficulty. This is not true. (It was tossed up at the 2015 HSNCT, for one thing.) William Styron is too hard; he hasn't been tossed up at any difficulty in around 8 years. This isn't tru...
by jonah
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at Nationals
Replies: 2
Views: 1527

Re: META at Nationals

Pascal Plays Poker wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 am
permission from NAQT.
https://www.naqt.com/nationals/side-event-policy.html
by jonah
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT National Championships mobile app
Replies: 0
Views: 1978

NAQT National Championships mobile app

Cross-posted from National Tournaments in the HS/MS Section I'm pleased to announce the companion mobile app for NAQT national championships. It includes each championship’s tournament schedule (with the ability to set reminders for various events), links to results, maps of the venue, help reachin...
by jonah
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAQT National Championships mobile app
Replies: 0
Views: 4255

NAQT National Championships mobile app

I'm pleased to announce the companion mobile app for NAQT national championships. It includes each championship’s tournament schedule (with the ability to set reminders for various events), links to results, maps of the venue, help reaching the Information Desk, connections to social media, and othe...