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by Crimson Rosella
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 3167

Re: CANCELLED - IFT Mirror @ Stanford (10/13/12)

Tournament announcement updated for Nov. 17th date. Please let us know if you're coming.
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 3167

Re: CANCELLED - IFT Mirror @ Stanford (10/13/12)

Just a bump to let everyone know that this mirror of IFT has been cancelled.
by Crimson Rosella
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 3167

IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)

Stanford University will be hosting a mirror of the Illinois Fall Tournament, an inaugural house-written event written by Illinois. This event is designed as an easier tournament in the vein of ACF Fall or MUT, so we hope to see both new and established circuit teams come out. This event is schedule...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon May 28, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 37482

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

The palladium tossup probably saw more than its share of "platinum" negs--it said something towards the end that I heard as "this element is the most common in fuel cell catalysts," which I think might actually be unambiguously platinum rather than palladium. "Most fuel cells also use" was the phra...
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DII ICT Mirror at University of Washington - 5/19/12
Replies: 4
Views: 2469

Re: DII ICT Mirror at University of Washington - 5/19/12

Stanford might bring a contingent up. I'll let you know within the next week.
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at UC Berkeley (4/7/2012)
Replies: 13
Views: 5365

Re: MUT Mirror at UC Berkeley (4/7/2012)

Stanford is interested. We have some logistics to work out with respect to transportation, but I think we'll manage to bring at least one team.
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team forming at the University of San Francisco
Replies: 21
Views: 8152

Re: Team forming at the University of San Francisco

This is kind of a goofy idea, but is there a large public area where you can just sit down, plug in a buzzer, and play for an hour or two? Over the summer when we couldn't practice in our normal spot, we'd do this, and it'd regularly attract the interest of random folks nearby, who then would someti...
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team forming at the University of San Francisco
Replies: 21
Views: 8152

Re: Team forming at the University of San Francisco

I'm team president at UC Berkeley. We're elated at the prospect of another team forming in the Bay Area. Personally, I'd love to help in any way possible; feel free to contact me with any questions. I'm involved in leading the club at Stanford. I'd also like to express my excitement that you're int...
by Crimson Rosella
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25397

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

- The bonus on opera singers I actually wanted to ask about this. Was this bonus accessible to non-aficionados? It seemed really hard unless you were really plugged into opera. I thought so. I'd say I'm a better than average music player but a mediocre opera player, and I was able to pull 20 from j...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Question Discussion
Replies: 138
Views: 25397

Re: Individual Question Requests and Discussion

For what it's worth, I didn't think the music questions were too top heavy at all. I was able to confidently buzz a few times early on knowledge I gained independently of qb, and when I was buzzing in the middle, I felt like it was on clues I'd heard come up several times before. The question wasn't...
by Crimson Rosella
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Berkeley (October 8th)
Replies: 8
Views: 6019

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Berkeley (October 8th)

It's looking like we're only going to have one team. Any ideas on how we'll bracket if that's the case?
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD
Replies: 23
Views: 55948

Re: MAGNI - 10/29/11 - UCSD

Stanford should be able to send one team to this tournament. At the very least, I'll come and play solo.
by Crimson Rosella
Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 3991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

Hi everyone, the tournament has concluded. Bellarmine (i. e. Nikhil and Ankit) won first place after winning two games of an advantaged final in which Berkeley had the advantage. Berkeley finished second, and Mike et. al finished third.

STATS
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 3991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

I don't think we'll need any additional buzzers, Mike, but thanks for offering.
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 3991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

Hi everyone, I'm very sorry about this, but we've had to change the location we're hosting in due to an oversight on my part about how room scheduling works at Stanford over the summer. It's now going to be held in the Keck Science building, across the street from the Cantor Arts Center and Rodin Sc...
by Crimson Rosella
Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 3991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

Sorry I haven't replied to the above yet. I've updated my original post with an expected/confirmed field.
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 3991

ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

Greetings all, The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of this year's VCU Open Academic Tournament on Saturday, August 13th. The fee structure is as follows: $100 - Base Fee -$5 for every buzzer system -$10 for every staffer -$10 if your team is travelling...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon May 02, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High Schoolers in College Tournaments
Replies: 22
Views: 5701

Re: High Schoolers in College Tournaments

Two can play at the analogy game! So, at Cornell, we have a quite excellent double-bass player from the local high school who plays in one of the university orchestras. He's conservatory-bound, and probably finds the musical opportunities that are available to him in high school pretty unsatisfying...
by Crimson Rosella
Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship

So this tournament happened. Congrats to Bellarmine A, who went undefeated and beat Mission San Jose A in an advantaged final to win the tournament. Stats can be found here for Prelims and Playoffs. Also special thanks to Ken Mitchell and Chris Fleitas for their help moderating.
by Crimson Rosella
Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?
Replies: 13
Views: 2792

Re: Interest in All-Engineering Mini Side Event?

I would very much enjoy playing such an event.
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship

Just bumping to remind everyone that the registration deadline is in three days. Folks from Bellarmine, any idea on the number of teams you're going to bring? Our coach has sent you an email regarding this. I think we're bringing 2-3, but am not sure. Ah, I haven't gotten that e-mail for some reaso...
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship

Just bumping to remind everyone that the registration deadline is in three days. Folks from Bellarmine, any idea on the number of teams you're going to bring?
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 5219

Re: comment on my work

[*]Packet 6: bonus on groups Groups, clearly the easy part. Dihedral groups and orbits, about the same difficulty. Anyone who has studied group theory should know about dihedral groups, orbits, stabilizers, normalizers, centralizers, etc. This was pretty well written. Actually, the hope was that di...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship

Just a reminder that early registration deadline approaching tomorrow. Updated field in the announcement above.
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Northern California Championship
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

2011 NAQT Northern California Championship

On Saturday, April 23, 2011, the Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will host the NAQT Northern California Championship for high school quiz bowl teams. All high school teams from Northern California are invited. The tournament is an NAQT qualifier; the top 15% of the field will qualify for the NAQT 2011 High ...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Critique Jonah's questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: Critique Jonah's questions

I wrote the following questions and would like feedback on them. tossup on David Hilbert (packet 2) tossup on countability (packet 6) tossup on [algebraic] fields (packet 12) tossup on compactness (packet 16) gaaaaaah why did I not hear any of these questions... I have no idea whether they were qua...
by Crimson Rosella
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Mirror at Washington - 1/22/11
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: TIT Mirror at Washington - 1/22/10

I had a great time at this tournament. Thanks to UW for hosting and Mike and Brittany for their hospitality.
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13615

Re: THUNDER Discussion

For people who like religion/opera/ballet, I am curious to hear how my questions were. I liked the opera tossups that I remember hearing, particularly the one on Mozart. Despite it being a while back, I felt rewarded for having seen Lucia di Lammermoor and Cosi Fan Tutte in person, and I think some...
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13615

Re: THUNDER Discussion

For people who like religion/opera/ballet, I am curious to hear how my questions were. I liked the opera tossups that I remember hearing, particularly the one on Mozart. Despite it being a while back, I felt rewarded for having seen Lucia di Lammermoor and Cosi Fan Tutte in person, and I think some...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13615

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Thank you for including the Funeral March and Waldstein sonatas in your Beethoven piano sonatas common-link, since these are under-quizbowled important piano pieces. Tossups like these that use the common-link as a vehicle for cluing pieces that are underexposed vis-a-vis their real-world importanc...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Dec 06, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13615

Re: THUNDER Discussion

I really enjoyed the set, particularly with respect to the math (really glad Sylow theorems and Eisenstein's criterion for irreducibility came up) and music (including jazz, was delighted to hear the clue from Blood on the Field come up). I remember being a little frustrated by the fact that it seem...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Throwing a Game
Replies: 27
Views: 3632

Re: Throwing a Game

laserphaser wrote:Yes, during a recent tournament where we sent 5 teams, our A and B teams were bracketed together so B team played as D team in order to avoid that.
Ah, that makes sense now.
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 4349

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

Expressing interest. The only real barrier for me (and possibly others from Stanford) is that it's the weekend right before exams.
by Crimson Rosella
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Music notes as clues/what is music knowledge?
Replies: 9
Views: 2014

Re: Music notes as clues/what is music knowledge?

those who have listened to the piece before and have the ability to turn names of notes into relative pitches very quickly (typically people with perfect pitch). People with perfect pitch certainly might do this more easily, but I don't think the average person who can mentally translate a series o...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon May 03, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19763

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

Going to Stanford for Chemical Engineering. I think I'm gonna take the first semester or so off, but I'm hoping to start playing again soon.
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Comments
Replies: 52
Views: 7587

Re: ACF Nationals Comments

I thought the set was pretty stellar. In addition to being really fun to play on, I think this set's going to be great to use for introducing newer college players to the nationals-level canon. I also think it's a very good model for solid pyramidal writing, and will be useful as a reference in that...
by Crimson Rosella
Thu Feb 18, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Best Subject Teams/Players
Replies: 29
Views: 21266

Re: Best Subject Teams/Players

I have no idea whether he'd stack up to some of the players on this list, but myth, particularly Norse myth, is one of my teammate Robert Harden's strongest categories.
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10428

Re: Science

As far as examples of harder medium parts than normal, I'll cite some things I thought were a little bit harder than the average science middle part. I'm sure I'm revealing my ineptitude as a player with some of these (or all of them), but I think they might bear some consideration. Antiferromagneti...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10428

Re: Science

I'm not really sure what you mean when you say that things like "electric potential" and "cycloaddition" are easily confused with other things, though. Do you think this is more or less true than, say, the _____ effect and the ______ effect? I'm saying that, at a good quiz bowl pace, words are flyi...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science
Replies: 109
Views: 10428

Re: Science

I actually was frustrated about a bit of the science at the tournament (I, too, negged on detergents with surfactants, and had a few other points at which I was confused about more canonical clues not coming up in tossups or bonuses, etc.). However, after reflecting on this a bit, I think the effort...
by Crimson Rosella
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

Hey everyone, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we've made the decision not to attend tomorrow. Quite frankly, we're pretty disappointed, since this might have been the first time any of us played in a tournament hosted in South Carolina, but a majority of our members feel like it's not go...
by Crimson Rosella
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)
Replies: 84
Views: 19050

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Southeast at Furman (2/13)

What's snow? This material's deep layers are home to solid formations called depth hoares that can cause structural weakness in formations of it. At high altitudes, this material can form spike-like objects known as penitentes. When it is denser than 550 kilograms per cubic meter, this material is ...
by Crimson Rosella
Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19326

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

If you're moderating at a tournament, read as quickly as you can while enunciating clearly. I know that biochemical compounds are hard to pronounce on the fly, but do your best to keep moving through the question when you're reading. Don't stop rounds to make extended commentary about how Robert Mac...
by Crimson Rosella
Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8492

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Michael Hausinger is absolutely right - our efforts to produce music tossups have there are lots of music questions like the very poor Unfinished symphony tossup. As writers, we need to learn to balance the theory-based descriptions with unique, buzzable clues. I don't understand why you seem to be...
by Crimson Rosella
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009
Replies: 28
Views: 5619

Re: ACF Fall Southeast at Georgia Tech - October 31, 2009

This was probably the last ACF Fall I'll play at, and I felt like it was one of the most fun tournaments I've ever attended. It was efficiently run and I felt that Adam and the GA Tech staffers faced several hurdles throughout the day in terms of protests and logistics that they resolved very effect...
by Crimson Rosella
Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2272

Re: Lederberg Discussion

I haven't completely finished reading the set, but I saw something that reminded me of a neg I made a week or two ago in practice that I think may need addressing. Tossup 8 in packet 1 uses the "Chapman-Enskog equation" as a clue for viscosity. Indeed, there is an estimate for viscosity according to...