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by pray for elves
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Deep Bench Format
Replies: 6
Views: 1483

Re: The Deep Bench Format

We played this once when it was mirrored in the Boston area in 2007. I liked the format a lot at the time. It was a way for weaker players on the team (like myself at the time) to get to play meaningful matches against other players without being crowded out by better team members. The downside was...
by pray for elves
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 9767

Re: Nathan Freeburg

Chris, don't forget that Andrew Hart spread this story to a non-quizbowl audience : Another—who was so obsessed with appearing to be well-read that he once claimed to be “in the middle of” reading noted 50-line poem “Ode on a Grecian Urn”—was approached by a group of players who asked him if he’d re...
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Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 30515

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

For DC-area people, one option still selling tickets that could get people there in time to play (most of) the main event is United flight 635 out of BWI leaving at 7:02 AM and arriving at 8:04 AM at O'Hare. Tickets are currently $160.20 (one way).
by pray for elves
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 14765

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

I've relocated to White Plains, NY, so I may be available to staff or play the occasional NYC-metro event, depending on childcare obligations.
by pray for elves
Fri May 01, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Brandeis Quiz Bowl Team - We're back!
Replies: 3
Views: 3911

Re: Brandeis Quiz Bowl Team - We're back!

I was Brandeis's club president from 2006-2008 and would be happy to answer by email or PM if you have any questions. Like Matt, I'm not located in the northeast anymore, but I may have some useful knowledge, so feel free to reach out.
by pray for elves
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 35286

Re: All-time all-state teams

Zeke did go to HS in Maryland, according to what he said last week.
by pray for elves
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5436

Re: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014

hokieDoubleE wrote:Are both Ottawa Hybrid Tournament and OhioTRASH2014 high school level?
OHT is a college-level tournament.
by pray for elves
Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ancient stats dump
Replies: 0
Views: 3054

Ancient stats dump

I was recently going through the files of my old laptop from undergrad and was able to salvage some old stats, which I have uploaded to the database. The stats include: Brown EFT 2 (2007) ACF Regionals Northeast 2007 Deep Bench 2007, Brandeis Mirror TRASH Regionals Northeast 2007 I also have D1 and ...
by pray for elves
Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 39976

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I have to stick around and wait for Jerry, so I will play this. Jonathan Magin has tentatively agreed to play with me.
by pray for elves
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Miscellany
Replies: 8
Views: 2825

Re: CO Miscellany

I'll be available for playtesting, too.
by pray for elves
Wed May 01, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS Online Mirror?
Replies: 18
Views: 3454

Re: CAHOOTS Online Mirror?

I'd play, but May 18/19 is impossible for me. I could only do the early part of the day on June 1 and the late part of the day on June 2. Later in June (other than NSC weekend) would also work for me.
by pray for elves
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Ten years of HSQB
Replies: 2
Views: 8178

Re: Ten years of HSQB

Jason from DCC, of todd feenising fame, always made some classy threads. I tried to talk him into coming back and making another one for kicks in 2008 or so but he declined.
by pray for elves
Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT security review: three more cases
Replies: 61
Views: 18535

Re: NAQT security review: three more cases

Anyway, it seems like this method can catch cheaters, but it doesn't really want to say that Andy Watkins cheated. You compared the 2009 stats to 2010, but Watkins allegedly also cheated in 2009 (even though his stats were less impressive). His D2 stats from 2008 are the baseline without any allege...
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Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 44581

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

The story was mentioned on NPR's Weekend Edition this morning. I don't have a link yet, but I'll try to find one. EDIT: my father told me it was mentioned; he may have thought a reference to the test scandal from last year was a reference to this. I'll check to make sure, but it seems he was mistaken.
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Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 22436

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

I'm playing solo from Georgetown. If my other possible rides fall through, we can look into splitting the cost of me renting a car.
by pray for elves
Tue May 29, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The best readers
Replies: 32
Views: 8266

Re: The best readers

I don't know that he's read at any tournaments in the last five years, but Steve Watchorn was a great reader.
by pray for elves
Fri Apr 06, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 11385

Re: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion

Perhaps I have a unique take on this (I have written a legal document to keep a Mexican immigrant's children in this country based on a provision of VAWA). It's one of those things where, if you're familiar with the law, Morrison is probably the most famous thing about VAWA. So when I heard that cl...
by pray for elves
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution Discussion
Replies: 210
Views: 53272

Re: Peaceful Resolution Discussion

Although I'm fairly sure I've heard of at least one instance of a band doing so, since the album was required by their contract but they didn't feel like doing a good job on it. I forget who it was though. Van Morrison came in with a detuned guitar while slightly intoxicated to record enough songs ...
by pray for elves
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)
Replies: 46
Views: 17539

Re: Penn Bowl Trash IV at Northwestern (2/12/12)

Edward Elric wrote:I know i've asked this before in another thread but if someone knows Delano Barnes' email address and if they could email or PM it to me that would be great.
Sent you an email.
by pray for elves
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE General Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 19024

Re: BARGE General Discussion

I came to this tournament under the impression that it was going to be regular difficulty or thereabouts. It was definitely harder than that; I'd probably put it considerably closer to (or roughly equal to, in years not edited by Jerry) Nats than to Regionals. My chief complaint about the content wo...
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Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here
Replies: 31
Views: 5784

Re: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here

My team once lost a game in high school because the moderator thought that "biochemistry" should be acceptable for "organic chemistry" since those are "totally the same thing."
by pray for elves
Tue Dec 13, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland
Replies: 49
Views: 31847

Re: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland

What time in the morning would the tournament start on Saturday? Also, to those from Maryland, how long would the taxi right from Dulles to the tournament take on a Saturday Morning (8amish)? Dulles to College Park would be a very, very expensive cab ride. Think $80. It'd take close to an hour. I'd...
by pray for elves
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 38725

Re: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)

I'm a free agent for this right now and I intend to play.

EDIT: Looks like I'm joining Jerry.
by pray for elves
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 38725

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

I would probably attend this were it not in the middle of finals.
by pray for elves
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Maryland Tier Predictions, Saturday and Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 1108

Re: VCU Open Maryland Tier Predictions, Saturday and Sunday

I think Carsten is underestimating Casey Retterer's trash ability. I'd put that Magin/Rogers/Hart/Retterer team in the top tier.
by pray for elves
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51226

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

I would be wary of suggesting that teams eat dinner in the food court. Most of the places in the Crystal City Shops are only open 9-5 Monday through Friday, including restaurants. A few will be open.
by pray for elves
Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)
Replies: 43
Views: 10910

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

I should be available for this. I'm a free agent right now.
by pray for elves
Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15381

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Edward Elric wrote:Does anyone have any email address or a way to contact Delano Barnes (since I believe he doesn't frequent the boards)?
Sent you an email.
by pray for elves
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 9263

Re: 2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

The problem with the tossup on relegation is that it was possible to buzz in and get it right before any clue whatsoever had been given, since it began "This method of entering the Football League..." and there is only one method of entering the Football League that one would ever write a tossup on...
by pray for elves
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 12658

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

Isn't "the appearance of three stars" the definition of "sundown" for Jewish religious purposes? Jonah's right on this one. A sundown-to-sundown holiday or fast starts a bit before the first sundown and ends when three stars are visible after the second sundown (or 18 minutes after sundown if the w...
by pray for elves
Mon May 30, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

stuff I should clarify what I mean. I don't object to things from before a player's lifetime, and I don't think I said that anything from before a player's birth is irrelevant. I think that there were irrelevant or not-so-relevant things asked about from before the players' lifetimes, and those sub...
by pray for elves
Mon May 30, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

One question on theoretical math: what was the acceptability of "toroid" for the torus tossup? Jonah can probably answer this one better because he has the question text, but "toroid" definitely should not have been acceptable as it includes annular shapes made by rotating things other than circles...
by pray for elves
Mon May 30, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

I also edited most (all?) of the pop culture music question This was beyond your control, presumably, and under the control of the compiling software, but it was unfortunate for the two pop music questions in one finals packet to be the Rolling Stones and a bonus on Marvin Gaye. Both are fine, but ...
by pray for elves
Mon May 30, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37787

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Reading the prelims and first few playoff rounds and observing the remainder, I can say the following: This tournament was very well-organized. Joel did a fantastic job with the logistics and everything was great except for the elevator/stair situation, which was beyond NAQT's control. Although I ap...
by pray for elves
Tue May 17, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 13646

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Speaking of It's Academic... check this story out . To believe in “It’s Academic” is to believe in good things, in solid things like right answers, certainty, sportsmanship and loyalty. Special appearances by Chris Manners and Raynell Cooper. You can email the reporter via this form to express your...
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Fri Apr 22, 2011 9:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 All Subject Side Tournament - postponed
Replies: 26
Views: 6454

Re: Chicago Open Doubles/Quads

I mean, is CO rather packed as it is? As far as I know there's one tournament (CO) happening the entire weekend at this point. It sounds like there's certainly space for this event. And it's been a while since we've had a solid doubles tournament, so I absolutely support adding this to the weekend'...
by pray for elves
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4850

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

Frater Taciturnus wrote:2011 Fall Novice will happen, will be awesome*, will be available for mirrors for free.


*not legally binding
Even without the asterisk, your statement isn't legally binding.

Note: the above is not legal advice.
by pray for elves
Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17403

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

I thought the RMP skewed very Christian. I don't think I heard a single Islam or Judaism question in the 11 rounds I heard. Again, this is symptomatic of the larger problem of Ike's favorite areas being overrepresented.

Pretty much everything else I might say has already been offered above.
by pray for elves
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Is Searching for Staff for ICT
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

Re: NAQT Is Searching for Staff for ICT

Avram wrote:Can I assume that international staff travel will not be covered by NAQT?
If you can fly round trip from Kazan to Chicago for NAQT's limit of $275 or less, you win the Charles Meigs Travel Award and, presumably, the right to staff ICT.
by pray for elves
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Brown, 2/26/11
Replies: 10
Views: 3150

Re: ACF Regionals at Brown, 2/26/11

This tournament will be held in Barus and Holley. Unlike the usual Brown tournament location (Wilson Hall), which is located on the main green, Barus and Holley is located a few blocks from the main green, at the intersection of Hope and George streets. There is, in fact, a parking lot located in f...
by pray for elves
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Timer Policy
Replies: 7
Views: 1262

Re: NAQT Timer Policy

The instruction I've always given people for reading NAQT is to go "as fast as you can without sacrificing any clarity ." More importantly, I like to emphasize ways to minimize wasted time between questions (such as separating tossups from bonuses to eliminate flipping pages back and forth all the t...
by pray for elves
Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in architecture tournament?
Replies: 47
Views: 17725

Re: Interest in architecture tournament?

If you write this I'll play in it, but I'll probably be pretty bad considering most of my architecture knowledge is quizbowl-canonical. Though Calatrava is not tossed-up nearly as much as he should be. You must have missed that time when Rob Carson got a hard-on for him two years ago and he came up...
by pray for elves
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: British ACF Fall @ Oxford, 20/11/10
Replies: 33
Views: 6557

Re: British ACF Fall @ Oxford, 20/11/10

Thanks very much to Evan for letting us use the set and especially to Dakkas for helping Edmund et al with the Briticization -- er, Briticisation -- of the set. How did this work? Was this a matter of changing "color charge" to "colour charge" and the like, or did the clues/questions change? Some A...
by pray for elves
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 21410

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

stuff about math being easy Don't fall for the Freshman Fallacy. I don't know what your Algebra II and Precalculus classes were like in high school, but mine didn't talk about Gauss-Jordan elimination; the first time I was taught about it was in linear algebra. Complaining about the Weierstrass fun...
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Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13
Replies: 15
Views: 5040

Re: Date Save: Valencia Delta Burke, November 12-13

ValenciaQBowl wrote:Do I get like a penny each time the "beardo" line is used memetically?
Not for you, hot-tubbo.
by pray for elves
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6674

Re: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)

I have no plans to show up to this event.
by pray for elves
Tue Jul 27, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Top 10 Memes in Quizbowl History
Replies: 19
Views: 11374

Re: Top 10 Memes in Quizbowl History

Reinstein, "ALL OF YOU GOT YOUR TODDS FEENISED" and "woned in teh fase" are from the same post, so the argument could be made that they're the same meme.
by pray for elves
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97620

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

In past years, CO trash has ended between 4 and 5. Maybe 5:30 at the latest.
by pray for elves
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 97620

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Is there an established start time for this, or is it just going to be "whenever trash ends"? Will there be a break for dinner before, or is trash going to end early enough that we can play through this before a late dinner?