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by Whiter Hydra
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2524

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

With the exception of really old stats that longer exist elsewhere, someone could fairly easily find tournament results for basically anybody thanks to Harry’s database, but this is the only information that literally can’t be deleted or Jonah will threaten to ban you. Meanwhile, it is strongly dis...
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4723

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Since ACF Regionals is approaching, I have created schedules with byes for 12, 16, 20, and 24 teams. If you're running a tournament with a different number of teams that needs byes and doesn't, let me know and I can quickly whip up a schedule. In other news, I have a Patreon if you want to support me.
by Whiter Hydra
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)
Replies: 15
Views: 4938

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (Late July 2020)

Since people are already making teams for CO proper, should there be a team formation sheet for CO Trash?
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Hey guys! I now have a Patreon set up for my site and my various Quizbowl projects at https://www.patreon.com/hdwhite. I'm mostly doing this to cover hosting costs and to help motivate me to continue working on projects.
by Whiter Hydra
Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor 3rd Annual Pop Culture (Trash) Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor 3rd Annual Pop Culture (Trash) Tournament

msacks wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:35 pm
7. Returning team of Andrew Yang and others TBD
I'm glad he was able to find a break in between presidential campaign stops.
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 20
Views: 3283

Re: Notable Buzzers

It has occurred to me that it's been a really long time since I've seen "The Knot". It was a 16-player buzzer system, obstinately for four teams of four, but with all 16 cables coming out of a central console. The cables naturally became tangled up in a way that seemed to defy 3-dimensional Euclidia...
by Whiter Hydra
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4723

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Additionally, you can now print schedules for each individual team and room! (Example here)
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4723

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

Generated schedules should now be printable and give you a QR code that'll take you to the web page. In theory they should work with all schedule formats without any wonky printing issues, but if you see something arise please let me know.
by Whiter Hydra
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Did ACE shut down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Re: Did ACE shut down?

For what it's worth, aceqb.com redirects to acequizbowlcamps.com, which is down, and sciencechampionship.com is also down.
by Whiter Hydra
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Best high school formats for n teams

Note that NAQT (IS-###X) sets have 13 packets, but they (historically, at least) do a poor job of ensuring hosts are aware of this option. For the record, our current policy is that we ask every host if they would prefer the 13-packet version of the set. (and more generally, we switched from 14-pac...
by Whiter Hydra
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Best high school formats for n teams

My concern for some of those schedules is that NAQT (and several other housewritten sets) only have 12 packets. If you assume you need 2 for finals, that leaves only 10 rounds to do everything else in.
by Whiter Hydra
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Best high school formats for n teams
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Best high school formats for n teams

As part of my schedule generator (see sig), I'm hoping to make a bunch of high school schedule templates for people to use. However, there are certain numbers of teams where things don't exactly lend for an obvious schedule. As such, I would appreciate advice on how to construct acceptable high scho...
by Whiter Hydra
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I think I have it working such that results from recent Yellowfruit tournaments no longer have odd links in there that shouldn't be there. It's fairly likely that new releases of Yellowfruit might inadvertently mess up the HTML parsing that I've been doing, so if there's a result that should be ther...
by Whiter Hydra
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4723

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

There should now be schedule templates up for all ACF and NAQT-approved college formats up through 24 teams. The one caveat is that at the moment some schedules (I think 16 and 20 teams, for a couple of examples) don't have byes built-in, so if you're hosting ACF Fall, were planning on using this, a...
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4723

Re: Quizbowl Schedule Generator

I've added some more schedules for tournaments between 4-10 teams. Assuming nothing surprising happens, I should have all of the suggested ACF formats available with time to spare before ACF Fall. In addition, I fixed a couple of issues regarding escaping characters and a really dumb bug involving b...
by Whiter Hydra
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Schedule Generator
Replies: 10
Views: 4723

Quizbowl Schedule Generator

The Quizbowl Schedule Generator I created a tool that will automatically generate a Quizbowl schedule. Simply tell it how many teams you're expecting, the format you want to use, and fill in the brackets and room numbers, and it will do all the hard work for you! It comes with a live preview and th...
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 9829

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

One of TJ's tournaments (the one that used to be MLK weekend I believe) used to do this. If you answered a tossup on say Alexander the Great, you got a bonus about the lands he conquered. Or perhaps films about Alexander. I wouldn't want it every week, but I kinda liked it. The major problem having...
by Whiter Hydra
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020
Replies: 3
Views: 4124

Re: NAQT rules and policy changes for 2019-2020

In a given competition year, a player may only compete at NAQT championship events at the secondary or post-secondary levels, but not both. The secondary-level NAQT championships are the Middle School National Championship Tournament, Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), High Scho...
by Whiter Hydra
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

The database once again contains results from NAQT tournaments! Some of the division labels might look a bit funky, but that should hopefully be resolved soonish.
by Whiter Hydra
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11698

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

I'm glad that the HSNCT final video is up and has decent audio and video quality, but the video immediately starts with tossup 1 before the title card even goes away. There's no context at all for the grand finals of a 336-team national tournament.
by Whiter Hydra
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11698

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

EDIT EDIT: I've just been reminded that the company logo is literally just the letters "NAQT" with the full name in tiny print below it, which seems less than inspiring to be quite honest. To be fair, NAQT does have some really excellent logos for their individual tournaments, which they use in all...
by Whiter Hydra
Fri May 31, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11698

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

I suspect I'm on a one-man crusade here, but "High School National Championship Tournament" is a really bad name for an event in terms of outreach. It says absolutely nothing about what it's about, unlike similar championships like the "National Scholastic Championship", "National Academic Champion...
by Whiter Hydra
Sun May 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 11698

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

cchiego wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Apparently that miscommunication issue continued at SSNCT: a link promising a livestream on the YouTube channel was spread, but the livestream never happened, for reasons that still aren't clear.
The livestream did not take place because the hotel WiFi was not good enough to upload live video.
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 11348

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Fuddle Duddle wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:23 pm
excuse you both maps of Chicago say I'm from there

https://imgur.com/a/22wNbeV
I guess it does make sense that the Field Museum is located within the corn part of Illinois.
by Whiter Hydra
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 7589

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

As someone who would very much like to get to the bottom of this, I think that the best option here is to see if Joseph's stats hold up at HSNCT (which I believe is the next tournament that Okemos will be playing). I don't think this is as cut and dry as Jakob said, but it's hard to prove or dispro...
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29112

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

One mitigating factor of going to 3x12 -> 6x6 is that one fewer tiebreaker game has to be played, which means over a round's worth of time doesn't have to be spent confirming records and playing lunchtime tiebreakers. You'd only need one additional packet's worth of questions and time, not two.
by Whiter Hydra
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26108

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Can confirm that this was an amazing set to play.
Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Stats will be periodically uploaded here

Due to SQBS limitations I do not have a way to individually record who got final boss tus

Full stats
Slight error in the stats -- my name should be spelt with two r's.
by Whiter Hydra
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Unfortunately I have been informed that this site violates the terms of use of naqt.com, and so therefore it will no longer be including NAQT results for the time being. I would encourage you to use NAQT's player/team search in conjunction with my site.
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

It's been long overdue, but Neg5 results are (finally) being indexed. As usual, let me know if there are any issues that arise.
by Whiter Hydra
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 38581

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

There are people who know a lot more about this than me, but there is going to be some amount of fixed cost associated with running a national tournament, such as TDs, statsperson(s), printing, and various other logistics which tends to stay relatively constant despite the number of teams attending....
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 7132

Re: Where Stats Go

With regards to Neg5, I'd like to include it in my question database, but as far as I can tell there's no easy way to get a list of every tournament hosted on the site. If there were, I'd certainly be willing to include it. Inspecting the network request, it looks like this url gives you a JSON res...
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 7132

Re: Where Stats Go

With regards to Neg5, I'd like to include it in my question database, but as far as I can tell there's no easy way to get a list of every tournament hosted on the site. If there were, I'd certainly be willing to include it.
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 11425

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

I'd hoped for a Virginia site to materialize, but I haven't heard anything from my friends and I don't have the time (or the classrooms) to organize something myself. If there isn't a RAPTURE site within easy distance of me I'll look into doing an online mirror or something, and similarly I wouldn'...
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 14
Views: 6351

Re: Power Matching

Beginning with round 3, how are teams with the same record with at least one win and one loss paired? I've heard mention about teams that go WL play those that go LW, but what about further rounds where it's not so cut and dry?
by Whiter Hydra
Wed May 30, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

2. Was anyone at NAQT aware of the accusations against Matt or the disturbing content on his blog? If so, do they have any explanation? I'm not asking for anyone to face mob flagellation but some acknowledgement that people besides Matt could have done better as well would be nice. I can confirm th...
by Whiter Hydra
Sun May 27, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 14294

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Ok, so I'm not finding a good solution to the 14 teams right away so we're gonna go with this schedule: http://hdwhite.org/qb/schedules/194/ IGNORE THE 7TH ROW. The team "Beat Misty For Me" will instead be Ophir's team, or what is shown on the schedule as 6P. Since there are no 7th or 8th teams in ...
by Whiter Hydra
Thu May 24, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

(CW: Pedophilia) Are any of these reports/allegations actually substantiated at this time? Or proven in any way? It's interesting that Matt went from having a background role to not being able to staff. Was this decision made based off public pressure or actual facts one way or the other? There are ...
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I have included an option to search for exact strings. As usual, please let me know if you find any bugs.
by Whiter Hydra
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago
Replies: 22
Views: 17650

Re: 2018 NAQT SSNCT: April 28-29, Chicago

The finals will be livestreamed on youtube and liveblogged on Twitter.
by Whiter Hydra
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 17045

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

If there's a team that's looking for a warm body who hasn't picked up a buzzer in about three years, hit me up.
by Whiter Hydra
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 22375

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

From my understanding, the "sanctioning" process is more to make sure that there aren't three different open tournaments announced for the academic year or something like that.
by Whiter Hydra
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

It works if you click on the name of the tournament, but if you click on NAQT, which should go to the team's stats for the tournament, it always goes to https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/team.jsp?team_id=1, which does not seem to have any information. I'll have to rerun the parser, but once tha...
by Whiter Hydra
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Everything should be working again. Let me know if there's any further hiccups.
by Whiter Hydra
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 42
Views: 36741

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

I just noticed that NAQT results aren't showing up since they did their redesign. Hopefully I can get that fixed shortly.
by Whiter Hydra
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discussion)
Replies: 14
Views: 12793

Re: Stats on women's participation at ICTs (open for discuss

(Resurrecting this thread because it seems to be the most appropriate place to put this; mods feel free to split this if that works better) I took a look at every tournament listed on the HSQB tournament database since the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. I got the top 500 first names* and thei...
by Whiter Hydra
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 28031

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote:What can we do to repair this relationship?
Get rid of Dave Madden.