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by manary
Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No one in California wants to play TIT? I can't believe it!
Replies: 22
Views: 2810

Re: January 2011 Regular Tournaments in the West

There have been TONS of tournaments so far. THUNDER is this weekend. Please go to the already existing ones. THUNDER will be reg dificulty, and SCT and Regionals aren't far from it. If my memory serves me right: Past: Some Mirror - UCSD (summer) ACF Novice - UCSD EFT - Claremont ACF Fall - Caltech M...
by manary
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Throwing a Game
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Re: Throwing a Game

Most tournaments I have run or staffed are of the following structure: Field is divided into group (say 18 teams in 3, 6 team groups). If there are a total of say 6 really good teams, we try to put two good teams in each bracket. We just distribute the good teams evenly among the groups. Each group ...
by manary
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Throwing a Game
Replies: 27
Views: 3545

Throwing a Game

Hypothetically, let's say a team wants to throw a game (lose on purpose). There are a few reasons for this - Maybe they want to leave early, so they want one more team to get in to the playoff division. Maybe they may lose to their B team so that both get in the top X of the field, and both qualify ...
by manary
Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 7258

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

Field update?
by manary
Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)

Congratulations to Caltech, who swept the field by 2 games. It was great to see so many new players out there today - and it was great that players of all past quiz bowl histories could take part in the tournament. I think the tournament was very effective as an introduction to quiz bowl for new pla...
by manary
Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)

Noted. We will work it out when you get there.
by manary
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 6310

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

On that note, depending on how many teams we have, we might ask some of our UCSD players to staff and not play even though they are freshman this year. If you have four eager freshmen, you might do similarly, and maybe she can sit this one out. Though if you have 2, then ask Andrew by all means.
by manary
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 6310

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Its just confusing to see teams listed so many times - I guess I'm expecting something like
UCSD - 1 confirmed, 1 tentative
I think I get it now :)
by manary
Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)
Replies: 24
Views: 6310

Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

That is the opposite of fixed.
by manary
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)

Edited for more field updates!
by manary
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)

Hopefully, for established colleges, a veteran quiz bowler will come with them and moderate. For new colleges, they will be excited and come on their own, whether they are freshmen or not. I want to encourage upperclassmen who have never played quiz bowl from those new colleges to contact us so that...
by manary
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)
Replies: 19
Views: 6197

Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)

UCSD Collegiate Novice Tournament Mirror October 9th, 2010 10:00am-5:00pm Building Student Services Center Contact: Micah Manary ucsdqb@gmail.com Field (unconfirmed): Capped at 10-ish UCSD 3 UCLA 1 ASU 3 UCI 1 Caltech 1 UNLV 1 This tournament is meant especially for college players who have never pl...
by manary
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DII feedback (DO NOT READ IF PLAYING AT WRIGHT STATE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1707

Re: Some DII question feedback

We learned all three of those words in our orgo class (the only one that bio majors take). It seems decent. Not that I would have pulled the words from memory, but...
by manary
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19561

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

Graduating from Caltech, going on to the UCSD MSTP (MD/PhD). Probably will get the PhD in infectious diseases or microbiology.

Hey Auroni!

Micah
by manary
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT ICT in Chicago
Replies: 37
Views: 8813

Re: 2010 NAQT ICT in Chicago

It's Saturday only! (cross posted)
by manary
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 11001

Re: ICT schedule discussion

It's Saturday only!!!!!!
by manary
Wed Feb 10, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 11001

Re: ICT schedule discussion

Actually, can we no do this Fri-Sat. I was looking an plane tickets, and we would have to pay a ton (the cheap ones get in late on fri, so we'd have to take a direct flight from early Fri to get there by 5, which is more expensive). I'll still vote Sat-Sun, and barring that, all day saturday would b...
by manary
Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: timer delenda est
Replies: 57
Views: 5304

Re: timer delenda est

In a similar example, we won a game at this SCT by timing out the bonus to ensure a victory by +10 or something else close. We did not, contrary to the moderator's belief, purposely give a vague answer to run out the timer. The bonus went ... 5sec - Strauss - prompt ... jr - prompt...timer ends. The...
by manary
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3389

Re: Some DII Feedback

Yeha - I admitted that I don't know anything about sports, which is why it might not have been a hose, thought the 1989 all star game is from before I was born. It was exactly as said: Katrina refugees "buzz, neg" from the superdome "oh, buzz, 10"
by manary
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT schedule discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 11001

Re: ICT schedule discussion

I, and the rest of Caltech, would prefer Saturday-Sunday. Barring that Fri-Sat is OK. I don't have the stamina to play 12+ quiz bowl hours in a day, and we have to fly out Friday night no matter what to get from the West coast in time, and we would still probably leave Sunday night either way.
Micah
by manary
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 4770

Re: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010

Running 14 rounds from 9-6 (after waiting a half hour for all the teams to show up, and reseeding) with a nice lunch break seemed pretty good. And none of the moderators were game-breakingly bad. Hmm I'm sounding negative, but I was trying to be positive. Point is, it was well run, fun to play, and ...
by manary
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Some DII Feedback
Replies: 37
Views: 3389

Re: Some DII Feedback

The astrodome was a total hose, but maybe I missed some sports clue.

There were lots of questions with LaGrange or a permutation as answers (at least 4).

"The bombing of libya" was a shitty answer - we all sat there trying to think of an operation name, and missed it.
by manary
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How long should a tournament run?
Replies: 17
Views: 4061

Re: How long should a tournament run?

9am-6pm and then I start sleeping
by manary
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Access to SCT discussion forum
Replies: 42
Views: 7259

Re: Access to SCT discussion forum

Played at UCLA
by manary
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford
Replies: 31
Views: 10873

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford

Caltech will NOT send a team to this tournament. Apparently something came up.
Micah
by manary
Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford
Replies: 31
Views: 10873

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford

Yeah - we have a big extracurricular activity that day so its just the people who aren't going that will play qb - i.e. none of our a team.
Micah
by manary
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford
Replies: 31
Views: 10873

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford

Caltech is writing 1 packet, but may or may not send a team. Probably, but not 100%.
Micah
by manary
Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall
Replies: 35
Views: 11164

Re: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

How about a prize for best costume?

Field:
Claremont x1
Caltech x1
UCLA x2
UCSD x2
ASU x6
UCI x1
Arcadia High x2
= 15 teams

Correct me?
by manary
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall
Replies: 35
Views: 11164

Re: Caltech officially hosting ACF Fall

Current fieid is big thanks to ASU!
Claremont x2
Caltech x1
UCLA x2
UCSD x2
ASU x5?
= 12 teams

Any other takers?
by manary
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Has ACF Fall 2009 been announced yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Re: Has ACF Fall 2009 been announced yet?

Yes, as soon as I posted this I double checked, and found it (I has thought that was 2008 for some reason). Dumb as bricks...
by manary
Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Has ACF Fall 2009 been announced yet?
Replies: 5
Views: 817

Has ACF Fall 2009 been announced yet?

I searched and scrolled and couldn't find it. We've started our packet, because the 2 month deadline is presumably close. Also we'd like to know where the West will be held, in case we have to travel northwards. Correct my mistaken assumptions!

Micah "generally confused" Manary
by manary
Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

We will only send 1 team to the trash tournament, but 2 to Saturdays. Sorry!
by manary
Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5129

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

Whatever the date and place, Caltech research period ends on Aug 21st, then we all go on vacation for a couple weeks, so please before that!
by manary
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5129

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

We can get together 1-2 teams. But not for the northies - we're already going up there!
by manary
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

Yay! We get Jeremy. With an extra humanities player, our teams consist of...1 humanities and 7 science players...
by manary
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

We'll bring 3 buzzers! What we lack in talent we make up for in capital resources.
Micah
by manary
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

We are definitely at 7 people - does someone else want to play with us?
by manary
Mon Jul 20, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

A couple people from Caltech (Micah, Alan, maybe others?) might play it. Maybe.
by manary
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

We may be at 7 people - so someone can play with us if available.
by manary
Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09
Replies: 58
Views: 14132

Re: BASQUE at UC Berkeley 7/25/09

Caltech will come with 2 teams for both days. Also all 9 of us vote for VCU. Also that counts as 9 votes, not 1.
Micah
by manary
Mon May 04, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror @ UC Berkeley (5/9/09)
Replies: 25
Views: 3700

Re: Fake TRASHionals @ UC Berkeley (5/9/09)

I do not see a Caltech team coming. Good luck!
by manary
Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California NAQT State Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 2710

Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

^^ That is exactly correct Tracy.

People leaving/switching names actually throws a big kink in the system, contrary to popular belief. So that's what we get.
by manary
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California NAQT State Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 2710

Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

RB A over SaMo A in a one round tiebreaker. For realsies stats to follow.
by manary
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California NAQT State Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 2710

Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

Show up by 8:30 at the latest. Play till dusk?

Email Faith
fides (at) caltech (dot) edu
for actual info.

Micah
by manary
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3682

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion

Also Charlemagne is pretty famous as HRE, not to mention the first one. But yeah, Frederick I is the 2nd most famous.
by manary
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California NAQT State Championship
Replies: 17
Views: 2710

Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

Arcadia 4
NoHo 2
Polytechnic 2
Tustin 2
SaMo 2
RB 3
University 1
= 16 teams so far

Carlsbad has expressed interest
by manary
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla
Replies: 49
Views: 10258

Re: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla

Caltech could only come if it was the weekend after (or later than that even).
by manary
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52823

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

I'll play!
by manary
Fri Mar 20, 2009 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash Mirror @ UC Berkeley (5/9/09)
Replies: 25
Views: 3700

Re: Fake TRASHionals @ UC Berkeley (Date TBA?)

We'd like to come, but couldn't do it on the 4th. What about May? or late april?
Micah