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by theattachment
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Hey all - As you could probably have guessed from the non-posting of stats, the stats don't really exist for the tournament. I had prelim stats in an SQBS file just to get rankings for playoffs done; that file was lost somehow. Going through my statsheets last night showed that I have portions of ro...
by theattachment
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14840

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

It's understandable to be supportive of a team. The school can be supportive by providing rooms, extra funding through either the activities department or fundraisers, or (and this would be a lot more beneficial) turning these fans into actual players. Instead, by "supporting" the team the fans den...
by theattachment
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14840

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

I agree. Certainly Quiz Bowl does not involve the physicality of a sport. I used the term merely for lack of a better one. My point was, our school is trying to be supportive of our team. It's understandable to be supportive of a team. The school can be supportive by providing rooms, extra funding ...
by theattachment
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14840

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

Yeah, the problem is that not only does it distract the other team, it also is a pain for a moderator to yell at a team multiple times during a match. It's compounded by the fact that in multiple instances not including fans, you guys have talked through opposing teams's bonuses and tossups after yo...
by theattachment
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A list of things to never do when running tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 1715

A list of things to never do when running tournaments

As some have noted, I took on a conspicuous absence after my first tournament, the Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament for Booze Education and Stuff, was a trainwreck. I skipped out on the forums basically for two reasons. First, I needed a break from quiz bowl in general. Second, I wanted to write this...
by theattachment
Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Automated Password Protected Zip File Creator
Replies: 29
Views: 10809

Re: Automated Password Protected Zip File Creator

Someone who is less tired than me can help interpret this, but a web directory + basic auth + chmod/moving files + ubiquitous wifi = foolproof packet delivery. Requiring on ubiquitous wifi is a huge mistake and should never be done under any circumstance. Any packet delivery solution should be comp...
by theattachment
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

So not only did someone read the wrong round, the stats dude didn't show, as did one team that was promised to be here, leading to a pair of half teams to fill out a bracket that now includes Ryan Westbrook.

Prepare for a meta tossup on how much this thing failed.
by theattachment
Sat Oct 18, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30025

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

I was planning to add updates, but got busy compiling for trash. As of round 11, Carleton went home. Chicago A lost to Laferbrook, while Laferbrook lost twice to avoid the hellish scenario of a circle of death with Weiner's team, also with one loss. Chicago has a game in hand as well as a 60 point l...
by theattachment
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Registration is now closed, allowing me to finish this thing. Teams receiving free agent help will be notified tomorrow night.
by theattachment
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SNL skit
Replies: 20
Views: 3909

Re: SNL skit

I watched it when it was on and thought it did nothing more than prove that, minus Sarah Palin, SNL is dead. Implying that all home schoolers are Bible nuts and public schoolers idiots is pretty much the opposite of what actual quizbowl's proven. Brilliant job. Actually, after playing the Greater S...
by theattachment
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

theMoMA wrote:Just so everyone knows, Coffman is opening at 10 AM to accommodate this tournament. So don't show up earlier than that.
Instead, show up at Espresso Expose between 9:15 and 9:50 so we can do registrations and actually start at 10.
by theattachment
Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8374

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Yeah, Grinnell apparently signed up a team in their original post, so add them as well.
by theattachment
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8374

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Ukonvasara wrote:I should of course mention that Pizza Luce is a bit more expensive then the other two. Entirely worth it if you're willing to spend the extra, however.
I know that QFTing is outlawed, but this could possibly be the truest statement Rob Carson has ever said, and I have never seen that man lie.
by theattachment
Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14840

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

First, I agree that Ubu Roi was an excellent tournament. Just to clear things up, Tony and Neil will be on the Eden Prairie's A team, but they both had debate commitments they had made earlier, so they had to skip this. After reading everything about Central, I am really sad that Sweden Berry didn'...
by theattachment
Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format
Replies: 29
Views: 7826

Re: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format

What is the advantage of playing an advantaged-style final to get out of your 8-team playoff bracket if a single-game final is going to be used to determine the overall winner? My impression of advantaged-style finals following round-robins is that they effectively force the best and second-best te...
by theattachment
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14840

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

After "watching" from the stat room, I can make the following inferences: 1. Chaska was the clear winner, and would be more of a clear winner if their teams were better spaced. Any team that has a person getting less tossups than negs (albeit apparently semi-knowledge based ones) should have that ki...
by theattachment
Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

General update with times and stuff: Barring some different times from the University, we can get into Coffman at 10 at the earliest. Therefore, registration and energy boosting will occur at Espresso Expose at the corner of Washington and Harvard (take Washington away from the bridge and it's the f...
by theattachment
Sat Oct 11, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener
Replies: 12
Views: 3750

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 10/11 UMN Tourney: Ubu Roi Season Opener

No huge prelim surprises: Sweden Berry and Chaska A are 5-0, Minnetonka A and St. Anthony A are 4-1 and make up top rebracket. Craziness only ensued from lunch happening before 12 and restarting before 1.
by theattachment
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30025

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Hey people interested in Rob Pilatus: If you're planning on staying for Sunday, I'd find it really helpful to hear if you're planning on playing trash. You still would have until that Friday night to finalize your registration (and Sunday to pay), but I want to start getting schedules together. You ...
by theattachment
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Field updated. Teams that are at least interested are implored to let me know of your interest. I need to get an idea for schedules and how many more staffers are needed (you really don't want my dad to read, though he so will if you don't volunteer).

Also, writers, keep an eye on your e-mails.
by theattachment
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 13583

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

They don't even want the games to play; they just want their computer in their mother's basement to simulate the results and compare their results with other PATHers. They truly don't recognize the grit and will to win in some players, nor the clutch ability (or lack thereof!) in others. gautam kan...
by theattachment
Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3285

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

You can punctuate it with naked women if that's what it takes to make the tournament read well. Coming (or should it be... nevermind) to an MO Trash tournament near you... While in actual writing it may be a bad idea to have those extra commas, it really does help while reading to add the comma aft...
by theattachment
Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 3087

Re: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie

Thanks to everyone who has responded to this. I'm going to answer some of the ideas: Is this a new coach in the literal way? The coach has never been a coach of a QB team before? What were the responses to the objections of the students/teammates to this new plan? Hard to believe that such an irrati...
by theattachment
Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie
Replies: 23
Views: 3087

Help Colin rescue Eden Prairie

Alright, my worst fears were confirmed. I've received word that the Eden Prairie is backing out of many upcoming tournaments, namely ones that don't use NAQT sets, due to issues of funding more than one team per tournament. Regardless of the fact that NAQT tournaments tend to be more expensive than ...
by theattachment
Thu Sep 25, 2008 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Hey, if a representative from the teams could e-mail me about payment and stuff, I'd really appreciate it. Same goes for people who would like to staff.

Also, look out for info on the West Coast mirror at Stanford.
by theattachment
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?
Replies: 45
Views: 5234

Re: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?

Twice a week for about an hour each at the start of the school year. After cross country season, that gradually grew to everyday practices. We also did early morning practices once a week and extra-long practices every Wednesday for our run up to HSNCT. Also, informal practices at peoples' homes ov...
by theattachment
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?
Replies: 45
Views: 5234

Re: How Often/When Does Your Team Practice?

EP did daily lunch practices as well as 3-5 (or whenever speech kicked us out) pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Most of the good practices were the after school ones, since people were usually staying for more than 20 minutes/cared enough to come in the first place.
by theattachment
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter
Replies: 65
Views: 17330

Re: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter

bonghits4mukherjesus wrote:I can staff this and/or get food or something.
Actually, since I have transportation and she doesn't, I can get food or something and she can take my staff spot until I get back.
by theattachment
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter
Replies: 65
Views: 17330

Re: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter

*touches nose*

I can staff this if need arise.
by theattachment
Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30025

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Hey I need a ride from the airport Friday Night and a ride Sunday Evening or Monday Morning. Is anyone willing to help me out here? I think we're sending people out to help those at the airport get to campus or wherever they're staying using public transportation; we'll let you know when we know fo...
by theattachment
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

No real new updates to report. However, if you are out on the East Coast and want to play this, you are as of yet out of luck. There currently aren't plans to mirror it at MIT. If you are interested, either contact Grace to tell MIT that there's interest or get a hold of me to suggest other tourname...
by theattachment
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Study Sources...
Replies: 23
Views: 4557

Re: Science Study Sources...

Not to mention they skew the scores hilariously if one team happens to be experts in a particular subject. Case in point: me 100ing a NASCAR venues bonus in 30 seconds. Anyhow, getting back to the task on hand, reading Princeton Reviews of AP U.S. and World History have helped me get a few middle c...
by theattachment
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?
Replies: 131
Views: 47413

Re: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?

There is no such thing as a good 3-line tossup. Providing "bad questions" instead of "questions that make people gouge their eyes out" is not a good use of your time. Where is the line between good questions and bad questions drawn? I thought, perhaps mistakenly, that there is a gradual change rath...
by theattachment
Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '08-'09
Replies: 89
Views: 14840

Re: Minnesota '08-'09

A question from an Illinois interloper: Most of the teams I see on this board are from suburban Minneapolis/St. Paul--is there quiz bowl in the rest of Minnesota, such as the Duluth, Pipestone, International Falls areas, and if so, do you guys have the same geography problems that we do in Illinois...
by theattachment
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League
Replies: 35
Views: 6278

Re: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League

Was Friday decided upon? Also, couldn't it also work on IRC, letting people give feedback on the stupidity of my picking Rob Carson first?
by theattachment
Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Recruiting, fundraising, & practicing
Replies: 23
Views: 7963

Re: Recruiting, fundraising, & practicing

For recruiting, look in to sending out postcards to all of the students that live in the dorms. Depending on your student life committee, they may be really receptive to it. If they are, charge a bunch of pizzas to your budget (10 should suffice) and use that as the first meeting's draw. Chances are...
by theattachment
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How To Plagiarize
Replies: 12
Views: 2400

Re: How To Plagiarize

While it does happen that you use the same stock clues as other questions sometimes, when you see a question with EXACTLY THE SAME CLUES with about five words that vary it from another question, it's bad. Very bad. Whomever does this deserves whatever is coming to them. I'd vote amputation of digits.
by theattachment
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Hey all - As of right now I only have one team signed up, though I know that there is more than sufficient interest to run this. If you are planning on playing this, please e-mail me at theattachment AT gmail DOT com so I can plan out a format. I also haven't heard from any of the mirror sites for w...
by theattachment
Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Definitive Greatest Minnesota High School Quiz Bowlers
Replies: 17
Views: 4008

Re: The Definitive Greatest Minnesota High School Quiz Bowlers

Haha lolz incorrect probably intentionally wonky list lolz In all seriousness, this list is kind of decent and contains good analyses of the players. I just think the list is really out of order. I list Sam Peterson as the future of quiz bowl all the time, but him above Rob before he's played his se...
by theattachment
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)
Replies: 45
Views: 14814

Re: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)

Will this event be just the main Minnesota Open Tournament or will the side events be involved as well? If you'll let us run JECHT, we'd be happy to. We'd also be open to (and have permission for) running Andrew Hart's Lit tournament (if there's enough interest). If you're also interested in runnin...
by theattachment
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl and copyright
Replies: 18
Views: 2848

Re: Quizbowl and copyright

I have zero legal background, but from my music industry knowledge (i.e. copyrighting and rights to stuff I've written or friends have produced), it seems to usually come down to a tacit agreement between producer and writer as to how royalties come out. If that agreement isn't made, the rights are ...
by theattachment
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 56
Views: 11281

Re: 08-09 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

I would have made a poll had I remembered who was graduating/returning, but here goes my analysis: There aren't really any glaring errors that I can see, save for Zach voting Whitman first (what the heck is that). I kinda think picking Charter over Dorman may be incorrect, but it's close. Overall, t...
by theattachment
Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30025

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Okay, so now that I have purchased tickets, I need for someone to do me a favor. My parents won't really let me go unless they know that someone is picking me up from the airport, so can anyone come and do that? I'm officially arriving at 5:03 P.M. Consider it done. We could "pick you up" and get s...
by theattachment
Sun Aug 17, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30025

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Young Bellair wrote:Okay, so now that I have purchased tickets, I need for someone to do me a favor. My parents won't really let me go unless they know that someone is picking me up from the airport, so can anyone come and do that? I'm officially arriving at 5:03 P.M.
Consider it done.
by theattachment
Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 11494

Re: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

Duke's quirky habit of never playing NAQT Sectionals or ACF Regionals may or may not continue; I know that Igor Luzhansky from Eden Prairie is heading over there, and intends to do some real quiz bowl. I don't exactly feel him being a great leader for the years to come, but he can probably take the...
by theattachment
Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

Re: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

Eärendil wrote:
Ukonvasara wrote:will Stanford be coming to MO
I don't think so, unless we get a sudden windfall of infinity dollars from an anonymous Swiss bank. We might mirror it, though, once we figure out what our Fall schedule is going to look like.
This reminds me. If you plan to mirror MO, please let me know.
by theattachment
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08
Replies: 80
Views: 13705

MO Trash: The Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament - 10.19.08

As a corollary to Minnesota Open, I will be heading the Rob Pilatus Memorial Tournament on Sunday, October 19th. It will run during the day with JECHT running afterward. Rob Pilatus will be a 10 round tournament with an ACF-style final. The cost will be $55 for a three-person team or $65 for a four-...
by theattachment
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League
Replies: 35
Views: 6278

Re: Gauging Interest: Fantasy Quizbowl League

I like the idea of this out of sheer hilarity. I would, however, add HI to either the regular season or playoffs, keep ICT in, and have ACF Nats be the finals since some people may be missing CO.
by theattachment
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Call for a MO weekend trash tournament
Replies: 6
Views: 1335

Re: Call for a MO weekend trash tournament

No-Banjo Burnes wrote:
theMoMA wrote:I can guarantee that Colin O'Donnell is very very very willing to help you write stuff.
Fixed.
Actually, I'm also very very willing to edit this thing, which I will be doing.
by theattachment
Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO myth tournament postponed
Replies: 10
Views: 1630

Re: MO myth tournament postponed

WeekendatBernadette wrote:There may the possibility of some food-related event on Friday night following the potential basketball playing.
I would endorse this and am interested in competing.