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by Jeaton1
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 13986

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

Also, I remember having "The Sun " as an answer line really throwing our room for a loop. I'm not a science person, and I can't comment as to the content of the question, but having an answer line of "The Sun " with phrases like "this solar body" did mess with people. It reminds me of a criticism t...
by Jeaton1
Sun Oct 30, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25401

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

Allow me to give my two cents on the work tossup: I did think the opening clue in question came a bit too early. While I see and commend what Jerry is trying to do here -- differentiate people with actual science knowledge from those without by giving us solid clues without having us wade through a ...
by Jeaton1
Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17682

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

I am sorry to hear that this event was not very well received. However, I am very interested in hearing feedback on the questions I wrote as this is the first (academic) tournament I had a significant part in writing and am always looking to improve. As a recap of sorts, I wrote: Physics: dielectric...
by Jeaton1
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO
Replies: 28
Views: 4273

Re: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO

This sounds like a whole lot of fun! Looking forward to answering questions on 'Heat shock protein-60 Years' War'.
by Jeaton1
Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 11718

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)

You have an infinite amount of interest from me. Please host this.
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerrilla RPG Event @ Minn O 11/21
Replies: 37
Views: 5360

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerrilla RPG Event @ Minn O 11/21

Depending on the time I can scrounge up, I may or may not follow Rob's suit and cook up some PS-era Final Fantasy questions. Focusing on VII-X(2) and probably a hint of Tactics.
by Jeaton1
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31148

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

I'm generally out of the loop these days and I know it might be on the late side for planning such a thing, but is there any talk of a West coast mirror of this and its delicious side events?
by Jeaton1
Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom at Minnesota Open (11/20/2010)
Replies: 52
Views: 11718

Re: Bruce Arthur's Wild Kingdom

I echo Mike's sentiment that I am going to enjoy this tournament a whole lot.
by Jeaton1
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7528

Re: General Discussion

I felt that the question on "The Gospel According to Jesus Christ" tossup suffered from a very poor choice of intro clue. Stating that it "like Luke, begins with an introduction to Theophilus" is super neg-bait for "The Book of Acts", which also begins with an introduction to Theophilus. I feel like...
by Jeaton1
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36107

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

As a note, I probably would have accepted "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare" as correct -- I should have given better moderator notes on this one. I believe as written I had instructions to accept "Call of Duty 4" or "Modern Warfare". In retrospect, I see no reason to not accept n amalgamation of the tw...
by Jeaton1
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36107

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

The last mirror of this tournament was finished yesterday, so this set is now open for specifics discussion. Again, it was a great pleasure to create this set and I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did.
by Jeaton1
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36107

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

I hope everyone had a good time on this set thus far; it was a real joy to work on and I'm glad to finally be able to share it everyone. Thanks to Sid at Penn who helped to organize the few rounds we did at lunch during Penn Bowl and also much thanks to Eric who organized an awesome dinner/packet re...
by Jeaton1
Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36107

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

As of about 11:15pm 1/28, the tournament is completely written. I'm going to use tomorrow for final edits, distributing and mixing. I will send out the packets after that is finished some time tomorrow night. The tournament fee will be $5 per player.
by Jeaton1
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36107

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

UPDATE: I have less than a full packet of questions to write in a five day period. This is certainly doable so I would like to confirm that this tournament will be ready for Penn Bowl Weekend (Saturday). Prepare for awesome!
by Jeaton1
Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Wikipedia article nominated for deletion
Replies: 5
Views: 1890

Re: TRASH Wikipedia article nominated for deletion

It depends on how often said page is visited. A page on Isaac Newton will get fixed pretty fast, but an article on something more obscure (species of snail, old television character, etc) make take longer. Pro-tip: If you want your edit to stay up longer, have a friend put [citation needed] after yo...
by Jeaton1
Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36107

TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

I'd like to semi-officially announce The Tournament Involving Digital UniverseS (TIDUS), the sequel to the video game tournament I had written a year and a half prior. This installment will feature six rounds of twenty tossups (with powers!) each -- no bonuses. The distribution will not be concrete ...
by Jeaton1
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitiational Tournament (11/14/09) at Maryland
Replies: 48
Views: 17016

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

Protest resolved in favor of Penn. Penn and CMU went into final game. CMU wins 300-280. Congrats to CMU and thanks to all of those who came out to play today.
by Jeaton1
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland
Replies: 27
Views: 4035

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland

Stats are up and here: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Thanks to everyone who came, Minnesota for producing a good set and we hope you enjoyed yourselves.
by Jeaton1
Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland
Replies: 27
Views: 4035

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland

Trying to get a wicked virus of my computer at the moment -- stats will be posted when this problem is solved.
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 15, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland
Replies: 27
Views: 4035

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror (10/17/09) at Maryland

George isn't coming to this.
Are you (/anyone from VCU)?
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 22890

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

All the technical stuff has been sorted out and I have the correct files. The stats can be seen here:

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Much apologies for the delay.
by Jeaton1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4816

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

I'd totally be down for attaching this event to Penn Bowl weekend. I'll produce a longer, more thorough tournament for sometime during that weekend unless the demand is so devastatingly overwhelming to play it sooner. Sounds awesome -- thanks for the opportunity, Mehdi.
by Jeaton1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4816

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

This tournament is definitely going to happen; the question is now when. My first choice would be to host it as a side event to TIT/IO (tentative date Nov. 14th); however since TIDUS is more of a novelty event I am willing to postpone it to make way for Walden III and RMPFest II. On one hand, as it ...
by Jeaton1
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates
Replies: 9
Views: 1537

Re: Gauging interest: TIT/IO Dates

To make it even saucier, I plan on running TIDUS (the son of JECHT) along with this event if we go with the November 14th date.
by Jeaton1
Mon Jun 15, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4816

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

I appreciate the offer, but after re-evaluating my time and being assigned a task at work that gives me lots of downtime, I don't see any major setbacks in getting this tournament written by, say, October. If I find myself in a bind for whatever reason, I'll let you know. Also, I didn't mention it b...
by Jeaton1
Fri Jun 12, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4816

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

I have begun writing the first questions as of a few days ago. Ideally, I expect to be done and for this fun lil' event to happen sometime in the Fall and at the very latest some time in early spring 2010. Here's the format I have planned out: There will be 7 rounds of 20 tossups. The distribution f...
by Jeaton1
Fri May 29, 2009 4:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4816

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

This thing is probably still going to happen -- but now I'm in a crisis of trying to figure out when exactly I am going to write it as my summer has drastically blossomed with conflict. Assume it will happen in the Fall but I'm just throwing it out earlier that we may need to wait until the spring o...
by Jeaton1
Mon May 04, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 4108

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament Discussion

Yes, the ukiyo-e bonus was certainly poor all over. Not sure how I didn't catch that and the exceedingly difficult third part.
by Jeaton1
Mon May 04, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Christian Carter is the man.
by Jeaton1
Sun May 03, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament yesterday. Yes, the questions were tweaked a little bit on the harder side; however, I think it was balanced by enough easier question so that all teams could have answered them at least by the giveaway. I'd like to apologize for the excessive repeats and typos...
by Jeaton1
Fri May 01, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Bro. Nigel, we would be thankful if you would be kind enough to lend us the laptop. Thanks in advance.
by Jeaton1
Fri May 01, 2009 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Here is the tenative final field, Caesar Rodney Gonzaga A Gonzaga B Kellenberg GDS A GDSB/Howard Churchill B Pikesville Whitman/Blake St. Anselm's Charter A Hunter Mount Vernon Walter Johnson Centennial The GDS B/Howard team was constructed from both team's newer players who did not wish to play wit...
by Jeaton1
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Call for Science Co-Editor(s) in Mid/Late Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 1495

Re: Call for Science Co-Editor(s) in Mid/Late Fall

This topic speaks blasphemy. If you take science, all I have left are common link myth tossups on animals.
by Jeaton1
Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Hey, due to some of our laptop owning members being away this weekend, we may be at shortage of laptops. If there is anyone willing to bring an extra laptop just in case, we will add a $5 discount to your fee and be sure to treat it with utmost care.
by Jeaton1
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Actually, that map is the one with the typo. Go figure.
by Jeaton1
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Registration will begin at 8:15am in the Reckford Armory (http://www.parking.umd.edu/themap/). At 9 we will have the opening meeting/rules/etc and shortly after we will go to rounds in the same building. These will be announced along with the schedule Saturday morning. I would suggest parking in the...
by Jeaton1
Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)
Replies: 34
Views: 11297

Re: Announcement: Lederberg Memorial Science (10/17 or 18)

Sounds awesome -- can't wait to play.
by Jeaton1
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

I know it's unrealistic and selfish to ask for the accommodation of one particular team over another, but is there any way for whoever is in charge of schedules to give St. Anselm's a first or second round bye if byes must be used? I have my little brother's First Communion that morning and will be...
by Jeaton1
Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Right now we are looking at 10-11 rounds. The exact schedule is TBA at this moment (will be decided later this week as the number of attending teams becomes concrete) but consolation rounds will be available to anyone who wishes to stay after the prelims. P.S. -- I have no qualms with a Whitman/Blak...
by Jeaton1
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 23250

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Logistics aside, the excellent question quality and interesting and difficult answer selections made my first ACF Nationals experience an enjoyable one. Some of my favorite tossup answers included: Malleus Maleficarum, stromatolites, Chebyshev, Emperor Jimmu, Holst, Dreamtime, Borodin and the first ...
by Jeaton1
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Registration will begin at 8:15am and we hope to begin rounds promptly at 9:00am. The end of the tournament will most likely be around between 5 and 6pm.
by Jeaton1
Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Tentative Field thus far:

Caesar Rodney
Gonzaga (2)
Kellenberg (1-2)
Georgetown Day School (1-2)
Churchill (1-2)
Pikesville
Whitman-Blake
St. Anselm's
Charter A
Hunter
Mount Vernon
Howard
Walter Johnson
Centennial
by Jeaton1
Fri Apr 10, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 4816

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

TIT stands for "Terrapin Invitational Tournament" at the University of Maryland -- but there will most likely be mirrors of it at other more convenient locations. Update: Have about 3.5 packets planned out of the 8-9 I'd like to end up writing. Probably won't be written until I've finished up this s...
by Jeaton1
Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/10/09)

Sorry to confuse everybody, but since our our scheduling department is more impossible than ACF, this tournament will most likely be held on May 2nd. This is the week before AP exams start so there may be conflict there, but this way there is less conflict with the VCU tournament as well as it gives...
by Jeaton1
Sun Apr 05, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/10/09)

This is also Mother's Day, so it may be a problem for some people.
Drat, I didn't even think of that. I will talk to scheduling to see if it is feasible to change the date to the previous Saturday (May 9th) -- but until then this date stands.
by Jeaton1
Sat Apr 04, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/10/09)

The distribution will be more or less the standard ACF distribution; that is to say: 4/4 Science 4/4 Literature 4/4 History 2/3 or 3/2 Fine Arts 3/2 or 2/3 Religion, Myth, Philosophy 1/1 Social Science/Psychology 1/1 Geography 1/1 Trash/Other And yes for the record, this tournament will be aimed at ...
by Jeaton1
Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/10/09)

The tournament will be played on housewritten questions. The specifics on number of rounds and bracketing will be announced as we get a better gauge on the number of teams attending.
by Jeaton1
Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)
Replies: 116
Views: 71742

ANNOUNCEMENT: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/2/09)

Hi everybody, This is a preliminary announcement for The University of Maryland's Spring Classic High School Tournament 2009 at the University of Maryland, College Park. It is scheduled for May 2nd, 2009. I realize that this date is smack in the middle of the AP testing period but this is the only d...
by Jeaton1
Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 13544

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

I'll be one of the few to advocate a space for a musical theatre distribution though given the amount of quizbowl players who are into such a thing I can't imagine any more than 1/0 or 0/1 per packet.
by Jeaton1
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 13544

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

Perhaps I'm biased (as evidenced with the fact that my name has apparently come into use as a term for "quizbowl guy who likes video games"), but I disagree that video games do not deserve more than 1/1 in a TRASH packet. Video games have been around for nearly 35 years now and have been mainstream ...