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by tabstop
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 16823

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

All the stat errors I'm aware of are fixed in the most recent update to the stats database; if you see something else let me know. (Some missing bonuses have been corrected in the prelims report.) It seems that those missing bonuses are still missing (in the Lilongwe, Dhaka, and Jakarta brackets). ...
by tabstop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE
Replies: 9
Views: 4630

Re: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE

Thanks to Aaron Rosenberg, we have the audio from the David Riley Players and Coaches Conference available on the PACE website.
by tabstop
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 16823

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

All the stat errors I'm aware of are fixed in the most recent update to the stats database; if you see something else let me know.

(Some missing bonuses have been corrected in the prelims report.)
by tabstop
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 16823

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
There are currently some games listed where one team has over 30 PPB or PPBB; how should we report any mistakes of this sort or other mistakes coming from stat entry?
Send them to technology@pace-nsc.org.
by tabstop
Tue May 21, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 6453

Re: MSNCT predictions

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).
by tabstop
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43543

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

We will attempt to keep this site up-to-date with game scores (not individual stats) as the day goes on.
by tabstop
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 4281

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

* Category quiz. 8 cycles of a 10-point tossup with a one-part 15-point bonus. There was a list of categories (I think 10?), and when you got a tossup, you got to pick the category for your bonus. If I remember correctly (I'll have to see if I still have an old set of questions at home), there were...
by tabstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 9973

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

The notable exception was a graduate student named Tim who seemed to be a traveler from a simpler time when the closest analogue to the internet was the yellow pages next to a rotary phone on a wood-paneled table that you could use to look up and then call the library reference desk. Tim looked lik...
by tabstop
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 9973

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

I didn't know that the circuit existed as an undergrad, since Kansas HS is Kansas HS, and Central Missouri State did only CBI, more-or-less under the auspices of the honors college (although officially as part of the intramurals/ACUI). I didn't get to see the intramural questions ahead of time (sinc...
by tabstop
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43543

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The thing your eyeball isn't taking into account is actual buzzes As has been brought up in other threads, tossup points are a bad way to measure team strength because they are incredibly field dependent, and they do not distinguish between teams past a certain skill level. Imagine if to distinguis...
by tabstop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43543

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Are people generally satisfied with the results of the strength of schedule formula? I was surprised that the Swarthmore site teams had a lower SoS than other top teams, considering the depth at the top of the field. I haven't paid attention to the years of discourse about these things, so maybe I ...
by tabstop
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 5636

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Since this may be relevant for A values, I believe the current stat sheet doesn't reflect the actual final standings. Rutgers A and Columbia B both went 3-2 in the playoff bracket (including games carried over from prelims as specified by the schedule). Because we lost to Columbia C in the morning ...
by tabstop
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 8520

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

This is a great question to ask, Jacob. But I wish it had been asked with names redacted so that the specific personalities involved wouldn't mask the larger, more important issues. Naveed (personal communication): "There's nothing worse than "hypothetical" threads that are clearly about a specific...
by tabstop
Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 27763

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

Things that should have been fixed in the stat update that just happened: Missing game in Harrington bracket added to prelims. TJ B no longer has bonus points ending in 6 (which also affected Chattahoochee B's bouncebacks). Carryover games no longer duplicated. If you see other issues, let me know; ...
by tabstop
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5788

Re: Power Matching

Is there a reason you went with strict groups of 6, given that (as you mention) you have to play off-record immediately? EDIT: This reminds me of one of the other advantages of the chess-style pairings, is that repeats don't naturally happen until much later. Here, if you had started with 1-48, 2-47...
by tabstop
Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 5788

Re: Power Matching

I think that depends on how you set up the system, of which there are three ways that I know of. 1 is "Chess" style, i.e. the way I learned it from USCF where you would pair people off as 1 v 9, 2 v 10, 3 v 11, ..., 8 v 16 (for instance). I don't think I've actually seen this used in QB because of t...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 37734

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

It looks like the prelim games between teams in the same playoff bracket are double counted in the combined stats. This should be now fixed. Right now I've only updated the all games report, so if you sent in a name change or similar that will only be updated there at the moment. I'll revert the re...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 7193

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

The only gripe I had with this otherwise great tournament was the sloppiness of some of the individual scorekeeping. Going back through the posted stats and comparing them to the stats we kept for ourselves, our team noticed many errors in individual attribution of gets and negs. A misattributed to...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 37734

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Statistics should now be visible in the expected place (prelims is rounds 1-8; playoffs is rounds 9-18 + carryover games with actual standings listed; all games includes the round 8.5 tiebreakers and the second-place playoff series, and is the version that has the round report enabled). If you think...
by tabstop
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Battle of the Brains Style Tournament (10/28/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: VCU Battle of the Brains Style Tournament (10/28/17)

Did this tournament happen? If so, could you please send the stats to results@naqt.com? The stats as posted on the DB are a little wonky in that the finals for the Nationals was treated as a double-length game (not two separate games as it appears in the stats), so Norfolk AG is actually your Natio...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4291

Re: Schedules & Stats

I don't have a particular result I have questions about, but the organization of the bowl results seems rather confusing to me. For one thing, there doesn't seem to be any way to tell which groups are from the preliminaries and which are from the playoffs as an outside observer, short of reading th...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4291

Re: Schedules & Stats

A related issue with the NHBB stats is the disappearance of 2016's National History Bee stats from the website, as the link is now dead, and the relevant statistics apparently were not converted into Excel files and posted to the website as previous year's stats were. I believe that Excel file exis...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4291

Re: Schedules & Stats

You should be able to see final results for every individual event at nhbbstats.com. We have the bowl placements, but we're trying to figure out how to display those most gracefully; you can generally figure out where you are by looking at your afternoon group (like Threes, Fours, etc) and looking a...
by tabstop
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4291

Re: Schedules & Stats

All draws (i.e. Sunday's bee draw) are now posted online.
by tabstop
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4291

Schedules & Stats

This year, the live results you've come to know and love (tolerate) will be at nhbbstats.com. Right now Friday and Saturday schedules are there (except sports because Robin is doing that). If you see something weird (like "2016"), or something I need to fix, let me know. (You can PM me or post in th...
by tabstop
Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 6064

Re: Record carryover

To me, the question comes down to "Who had the best day" vs "Who is the best out of the playoff qualifiers". If you go with the first option, there's not anything inherently wrong with allowing all the phase one matches to count in the final standings, as long as you're willing to allow a second-bra...
by tabstop
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MRI-5 at New Kent High School, VA (1/7/17) [IS-161a]
Replies: 2
Views: 2188

Re: MRI-5 at New Kent High School, VA (1/7/17) [IS-161a]

Postponed to the 14th. [EDIT: Actually even later than that.]
by tabstop
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 5712

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

Cheynem wrote:How does that work--was it written in advance or like literally written at the tournament itself?
The winning topic was announced Jul 4.
by tabstop
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 5712

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

You can see most of the results from the bee events and bowl here: http://historyolympiad.com/iho2016/ although I am missing a couple finals scoresheets still. The other events (like the Civilization tournament, or the ancestry.com research competition) have the medals in the medals table, but I don...
by tabstop
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 44037

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

I was also wondering if anyone could elaborate on what happened yesterday with the seeding of the tier 1 playoff pools. For the afternoon seeding, we start the seeding based solely on the stats, then adjust those base seeds to eliminate repeat matchups. After making those switches, but before print...
by tabstop
Tue May 31, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: warning: limitless indalecio discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 11756

Re: warning: limitless indalecio discussion

jonpin wrote:(Dees?)
Steinhice, I would have thought.
by tabstop
Thu May 05, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 35649

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Now if what I said is your plan, I would recommend re-seeding all the teams after the morning. We (LASA) were 5th in points and Naperville North was T-2nd but we ended up in the same afternoon group (there were 9 groups) because everything was pre-seeded; the winner or our morning group and the win...
by tabstop
Mon May 02, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 35649

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

This year the final stages of the playoffs was six rounds + the tiebreaker thing; 16 winners + 32 losers would take eight rounds, which is going to be an extra packet = an extra 40 minutes at the end of Saturday night, plus another pile of questions. (It might be possible to do 24 straight-up double...
by tabstop
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale IX (04/30/16; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5217

Re: VCU Season Finale IX (04/30/16; Richmond, VA)

The link appears to be this instead.
by tabstop
Sun May 31, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 42398

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Completely meaningless stat quirk: Everyone from Blacksburg, and one player from St. Paul Academy A, is listed as having played 9.9 games, presumably b/c the game went to overtime in rd 6 but not everybody was credited with the three extra tossups. (Alternatively, everyone from Blacksburg, and one ...
by tabstop
Sat May 30, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 42398

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

Completely meaningless stat quirk: Everyone from Blacksburg, and one player from St. Paul Academy A, is listed as having played 9.9 games, presumably b/c the game went to overtime in rd 6 but not everybody was credited with the three extra tossups. (Alternatively, everyone from Blacksburg, and one p...
by tabstop
Mon May 18, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 15-16
Replies: 8
Views: 4466

Re: Georgia 15-16

At each of these tournaments, we rely on coaches, former players, and faculty members of the host school to serve as moderators and student volunteers to serve as scorekeepers. Typically, the tournament host will be a person who is affiliated with the host location. Their responsibilities will incl...
by tabstop
Fri May 08, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56891

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Virginia vs Columbia has 21 tossups played in the stats.
It's correct in the overall, but not in the playoffs, so I will get that fixed in the near future.
by tabstop
Mon May 04, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49400

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

At the very least, the latter situation was very avoidable. Much of that was, I think, some miscommunication between me and the help desk, especially at T-10 minutes before the start; I think they were asking me to find a student in the list and I thought they were trying to add the student. Either...
by tabstop
Mon May 04, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49400

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

There was a "schedule by room" page on the website for readers to use to make sure the right players were in their rooms. At least, I used it. Oddly enough, I remember being told several times at the staff meeting not to bother checking, for reasons that weren't clear to me. I think (well, I hope )...
by tabstop
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49400

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Mr. Madden, would you mind posting the other scores from the round robin playoff rounds? The webpage still isn't filled out yet, and I'm curious what the scores were in the games. Thank you. On a similar note, none of the bee/olympiad playoff results are posted, either. Or really any acknowledgemen...
by tabstop
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 49400

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

Would someone be willing to post the scores from the varsity round robin playoffs last night? JV playoff scores are posted on the live page but varsity scores are absent from the varsity page. thanks. Somehow the live pools didn't fill correctly; if I figure out why and can re-populate, then I'll g...
by tabstop
Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56891

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

One thing that was noticed last night was in UCF's game against UCLA, it shows UCF getting 11 tossups with 0 bonus points which seems unlikely. We definitely got some bonus points in that game. I seem to remember the scorekeeper saying the final score was 210-0. That's what line 20 of the scoreshee...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 21, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56891

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

So, stats . There are five reports: prelims before and after tiebreakers, playoffs before and after final series (overall, UG, UG 3rd, and D2), and all the games in one glob. Everything should be ordered properly now, and maybe polished a little bit (but not too much). I'm relying on people's inhere...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 90471

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

The round report numbers from the 2015 stats are inaccurate. Looking at the scoreboard, every game that wasn't a carryover is listed in "Round 0", and it looks like the late-stage games suffer from an off-by-one error (i.e. 14 is listed as Editors-2 instead of Editors-1, etc.). Strangely, games wit...
by tabstop
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Nationals Results
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

Re: 2014 JV Bowl and Bee Nationals Results?

This post from the past contains the base URLs for all the different competitions during NHBB weekend, and they all still seem to be working for me.
by tabstop
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 Nationals Results
Replies: 8
Views: 3310

Re: 2014 JV Bowl and Bee Nationals Results?

What happens if you leave the number off altogether? (In other words, I don't think I've archived those results yet, they should still be "live".)
by tabstop
Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hurrying at the end of the half
Replies: 6
Views: 3226

Re: Hurrying at the end of the half

This is going to sound silly, but: do you have a copy of the actual rules for this event, either from your playing days or in your current status as timekeeper? If so, it would probably spell out what your duties are. My instinct says that your duties as far as bonus prompting would be the same thro...
by tabstop
Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”
Replies: 5
Views: 4039

Re: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”

One thing I had thought of (but still haven't sat down and worked out all the consequences of) is to change "three from each pool" to "six from each pool pair" (since in a sense the pair of pools is the smallest self-contained unit) and allow yourself some asymmetry -- if you end up with five 5-1 te...