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by jagluski
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14465

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

Without touching questions of tone and whatnot (and also without discussing carrying over losses against non-common opponents, since that has been talked to death), it seems that the issue is that Division I ICT is a 36-team tournament where teams are limited to 13 games before finals, not counting...
by jagluski
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14465

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

This is a point that we made at length in the ICT schedule thread, and I do have to believe had NAQT officials spent more time there, this point would be better understood (and nobody would presume we were misinformed about whether teams were denied tiebreakers to sort between playoff tiers, which ...
by jagluski
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14465

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

That said, I want to make sure that everyone understands that we never have (and never will) break a tie that determines which playoff bracket you go to alphabetically. The only tie that was broken alphabetically would be one where in the morning bracket, two teams tie for first (or 3rd, 5th, 7th)....
by jagluski
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14465

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

I just want to add one thing. I don't disagree with anyone about the alphabet thing for the playoffs round (for the superplayoffs, it doesn't matter because whether you're A1 or A2, you still play the same three teams). Honestly, this was a mistake borne out of the fact that we want to give as many ...
by jagluski
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59490

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Here's a brief overview of how the grievance process specified in NAQT's bylaws works: Step 1: a written grievance is filed against an NAQT member Step 2: the member has the opportunity to respond in writing to the grievance Step 3: a panel of three NAQT members is appointed to produce a written re...
by jagluski
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59490

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT has a legally binding set of bylaws that each member agrees to and formally signs on to when they accept membership in the company. In order for NAQT to remove a member, we have to follow the established grievance procedure that everyone has agreed to. If we do not do this, it opens our proces...
by jagluski
Thu May 31, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59490

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT has a legally binding set of bylaws that each member agrees to and formally signs on to when they accept membership in the company. In order for NAQT to remove a member, we have to follow the established grievance procedure that everyone has agreed to. If we do not do this, it opens our process...
by jagluski
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List of HSNCT (2018) side events
Replies: 15
Views: 7817

Re: List of HSNCT (2018) side events

Details to come shortly, but I will be planning a side event for staff only (in response to the staff survey results of 2017) to take place on Saturday night of HSNCT. This will be guerrilla format with minimal writing required to enter.


Edited to note that the survey was in 2017, not 2018.
by jagluski
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 15946

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Hi, Is the Hyatt Regency fully booked already? I looked on their website, put in the dates, and it told me that nothing was available. Yet, NAQT's website still advertises the block rate. So, are there any rooms left at the main hotel? If so, are they available at the lower rate? Jesse, Rooms are a...
by jagluski
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: NAQT MSNCT Looking For Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 2249

NAQT MSNCT Looking For Staff

NAQT is looking for staff for the 2016 MSNCT held in Atlanta on May 6-8. We pay for travel to/from the event, hotel, and provide lunches on Saturday and Sunday during the tournament. If you have any further questions or are interested in staffing, please contact me at jgluskinnaqt at gmail dot com. ...
by jagluski
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:50 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT MSNCT Staff Call
Replies: 0
Views: 1619

2015 NAQT MSNCT Staff Call

The 2015 NAQT MSNCT will take place May 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency DFW in Dallas, Texas. If you are interested in staffing, please shoot me an email jgluskinnaqt at gmail dot com. Also, you can indicate your interest in staffing on your NAQT staffer account (if you have one). Let me know if there are...
by jagluski
Wed Jun 18, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

That was not at all their story by the time they got to me. If those were the facts I was given, I would never have initiated our earlier conversation, after which I thought we were working with the same information. I will ask them to clarify the situation. So their story is that their guy audibly...
by jagluski
Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 7694

Re: buzzer system lockout discussion

moderators tend to be understanding of buzzer issues and if no one is buzzing and you're frantically trying to buzz and it's not working, say something and they'll recognize you. I actually thought it was common sense/universal knowledge to spaz out while frantically waving your hands saying "buzz,...
by jagluski
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

We ran into situations in two of the rooms we played in where we would be conferring on bonuses at a pretty normal speaking volume which were accepted quickly, even if we did not direct the answer to the moderator. In some of those cases we were trying to use up more time and we were basically shut...
by jagluski
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

It would also be useful to have some blank moderator evaluation cards in the folders for times when a moderator forgets to hand them out in one room. I had one team mention that their previous moderator wasn't very good, but that the team never received a card. The team wasn't interested in writing...
by jagluski
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I've always wondered why NAQT continues to do things like putting Seth and Selene, or Bernadette and I, in the same room, when either of them/us are more than capable of competently reading a round and would mean one fewer room getting through 16 tossups per game. As far as I've known, going back s...
by jagluski
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

We had one moderator who forgot to start the clock at the beginning of the second half. We called it to his attention after he had already read an entire tossup/bonus cycle that our opponents got. He started the clock after that first cycle. We preceded to lose by 15 points when our opponents got t...
by jagluski
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I forgot to ask beforehand, but I'd be interested in hearing someone from NAQT's (semi-official) opinion on this: Let's say that I can read n words in 18 minutes at an appropriate speed, and that n corresponds to either 24 tossups or 22 tossups and the number of points on each bonus and "tossup x" ...
by jagluski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

The feedback cards are probably a good idea, but it seems like something more needs to be done to help either eliminate ones who are incapable of improving and showing ones capable of improving the light. Is there a brief comments section at the bottom, or an email address that teams might be able ...
by jagluski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I had never before experienced the HSNCT from a coach's perspective and I was rather disappointed by the quality of the moderation that I saw on the whole. One moderator was barely able to get through 16 tossups and kept mispronouncing and tripping over words while speeding up and slowing down in a...
by jagluski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I had one team come in talking about how their previous moderator was very bad and kept delaying the game to check Snapchat. They had written all 1s on the card and thought that would get the message across, but I told them to write a comment with their complaint so NAQT didn't misinterpret it as t...
by jagluski
Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8548

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I've always wondered why NAQT continues to do things like putting Seth and Selene, or Bernadette and I, in the same room, when either of them/us are more than capable of competently reading a round and would mean one fewer room getting through 16 tossups per game. As far as I've known, going back s...
by jagluski
Wed May 14, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 35162

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

Darn I did terrible this tournament. I felt the packet difficulty was harder than the MS used this year, and a little easier than SCOP. I remember hearing Pharell Williams and unconsiously buzzing. Luckily I heard Happy and guessed Despicable Me 2. Anyways, did awards go out to top 12 scorers? I re...
by jagluski
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Need Moderators for MSNCT May 9-11
Replies: 0
Views: 1176

Need Moderators for MSNCT May 9-11

Good morning. NAQT is still in need of moderators for the 2014 MSNCT to be held at the Hilton Atlanta May 9-11. If you staff the tournament, NAQT will pay for your airfare, hotel, and at least one meal. If you are interested in staffing the tournament or have any questions, please email me at jglusk...
by jagluski
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14
Replies: 22
Views: 13607

Re: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14

I'm so sorry for the delays; the scoresheets aren't where they were supposed to be and various people kept them in other places. I will have them Monday so stats should be posted then (and the order resolved, although Ballard is already in the HSNCT field). Ballard is already in the field, but this...
by jagluski
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14
Replies: 22
Views: 13607

Re: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14

Who finished 5th and 6th? Both spots qualified for HSNCT right? Matt Church U of L I think it's only the top 5 (32*.15=4.8). Do we know who finished 5th yet? This would be helpful in determining qualification from the Kentucky State Championship last weekend. Thanks, Joel Gluskin EDITED: To fix ver...
by jagluski
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: general discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 5513

Re: 2014 SCT: general discussion

Since I presume that NAQT is not going to abolish the clock, I think the solution is (during the staff meetings) to encourage moderators to pause the clock as needed, in situations in which they need to read long prompt/accept instructions, so that they don't feel pressured by the clock to skim tho...
by jagluski
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT in Houston - February 8, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Re: NAQT South SCT in Houston - February 8, 2014

Results for the South SCT are now posted at http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams.jsp?tournament_id=5332 . Congratulations to Texas A&M A who won the first game of an advantaged final over the University of Texas. Rice finished third, handing Texas A&M A their only loss of the day. Thanks to al...
by jagluski
Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT in Houston - February 8, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

Re: NAQT South SCT in Houston - February 8, 2014

When this tournament opens for registration, the fees and discounts will be the standard fees/discounts for a sectional. Please note that these are subject to change, but the base fee will not be higher than posted and the discounts will not be lower than posted. Odds are that discounts will be incr...
by jagluski
Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT South SCT in Houston - February 8, 2014
Replies: 3
Views: 2273

NAQT South SCT in Houston - February 8, 2014

I am pleased to announce that the SCT for NAQT's South Region will be held in Houston, Texas on February 8, 2014 on the campus of Rice University. It will be run by myself and Chris Romero. More details will follow shortly including location, fees, etc. Registration will take place via NAQT's online...
by jagluski
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rosemont
Replies: 6
Views: 1722

Re: Rosemont

Very cool. My biggest gripe about the Hyatt Regency O'Hare was its placement in the middle of a "food desert;" if this is within walking distance, it should open up more non-delivery food options for teams. Does anyone know what the approximate walking distance will be? Also, now there's really no ...
by jagluski
Tue May 28, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58801

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!

intheshadowofgreatness wrote:I would very much like to watch the final, but I cannot yet find it on iHigh. When should I expect to be able to watch it?
iHigh was not at the tournament.
by jagluski
Mon May 27, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54078

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

As a staffer, I was very happy with how the assignments for the Friday night scrimmages and the schedule for the Sunday consolation rounds were handled. They were much, much better than last year. I also meant to thank Nathan and whoever else put the work into the logistics for friday night. I was ...
by jagluski
Sat May 18, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 58801

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

huff paste wrote:Ryan Liu and I will be running the blog/liveblog this year. Let us know if you have any suggestions for this iteration of the liveblog.

Harry, I also have CoverItLive set up for the event itself. Email me if you'd like the information ahead of time or I can just get it to you Friday in Atlanta.
by jagluski
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42219

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

A lot of the people involved on the various teams that Watkins screwed over will be at ICT this year as players or staffers. The only ones I'm not sure about are Brendan Byrne, Gautam Kandlikar, and Selene Koo, who could presumably be invited for this purpose (sorry Cody). Could NAQT commit to re-a...
by jagluski
Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT ICT Looking For Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 851

2013 NAQT ICT Looking For Staff

If anyone is interested in staffing the 2013 NAQT ICT, to be held in Chicago Saturday, April 13, please send myself (jgluskinnaqt@gmail) and Nathan Murphy (nmurphynaqt@gmail) an email and we'll send out the details to you. As usual, NAQT will pay for airfare and lodging. Do not hesitate to ask if yo...
by jagluski
Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36103

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

bt_green_warbler wrote:
cvdwightw wrote:I'm assuming things like this will be taken into account in next year's staff grid.
They will.
I want to confirm this.
by jagluski
Tue May 29, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36103

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

...I'm not sure what Jeff Price is referring to in terms of who is "responsible for getting the rooms up and running"...I think it would have been rather presumptuous of myself or the other Friday night staffers to just start grabbing teams and packets from ??? and reading games ad-hoc after settin...
by jagluski
Tue May 29, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36103

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

This tournament was extremely well-run and Joel (and others) deserves a whole lot of credit for Saturday going as smoothly as it did. I got to moderate for a lot of awesome teams and players and saw some epic games (High Tech - IMSA B being one of my favorite games I've ever moderated - both I and ...
by jagluski
Tue May 29, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36103

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

As long as were talking about logistics, I was really disappointed in NAQT's unwillingness to accomodate moderators who wanted to read for playoffs. I ran into Caleb Robbins on Saturday evening and found out that he was staffing the SS playoffs while I was stuck in consolation. Caleb informed me th...
by jagluski
Mon May 28, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36103

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Honestly, i really would like someone to address what the heck was going on with scrimmage rounds Sunday morning. We stood around, halfway in line, trying to figure out what to do and how to sign up, and it was just a giant mass of people that didn't seem to be going anywhere. R was running around ...
by jagluski
Mon May 28, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 36103

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Seriously, this thing wasn't caught earlier? What thing? DeWitt playing under fake names starting in Round 10? The stat room figured it out immediately, but there isn't much of a way to fix it...there's no way to go back and figure out who played under which alias except for asking the team itself.
by jagluski
Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT Is Looking for Staffers
Replies: 0
Views: 1069

2012 NAQT HSNCT Is Looking for Staffers

Anyone who is interested in staffing May 25-27 in Atlanta should please send me an email at gluskin @ naqt dot com. I will forward you the invitation, which contains all relevant details about booking travel, when to arrive etc.

Please let me know if there are any questions.


Joel Gluskin
by jagluski
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 11385

Re: 2012 ICT: question-specific discussion

The Old Capulet tossup, I think, should have said also accept "Lord Capulet," although I buzzed off of half-remembered knowledge, so it's possible I'm wrong. The moderator in my room accepted Lord Capulet from the other team, although apparently according to Wikipedia: Capulet is the patriarch of t...
by jagluski
Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago
Replies: 24
Views: 8616

Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

If anyone reading this is interested in staffing the ICT in Chicago (the usual comments about NAQT reimbursing airfare and hotel along with covering lunch on Saturday apply), please drop me an email at gluskin at naqt dot com . We are still looking for staff for the tournament. If anyone has any que...
by jagluski
Fri May 27, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35915

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

All, As promised, here is the HSNCT Playoff Bracket. Round 17 will be paired outside the card system and those matches will be available Saturday night or Sunday morning. Round 17 will be paired such that Round 18 will have 32 teams in the winner's bracket and 32 teams in the loser's bracket. We wil...
by jagluski
Wed May 25, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35915

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

bt_green_warbler wrote:All of the game rooms should have internet access.

Let me clarify. All of the game rooms in hotel suites should have internet access. The meeting rooms will not.
by jagluski
Wed May 25, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35915

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

A Google Doc which keeps track of matches for HSNCT can be found at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah5NHByFD5pFdGtvTkZBMy1uWWNMR2lELUFXdkNzTFE&hl=en_US#gid=16 * Some combination of Harry White, Jonathan Pinyan, me, and you are going to try to put together a similar document f...
by jagluski
Wed May 25, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 35915

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

A Google Doc which keeps track of matches for HSNCT can be found at: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ah5NHByFD5pFdGtvTkZBMy1uWWNMR2lELUFXdkNzTFE&hl=en_US#gid=16 * Some combination of Harry White, Jonathan Pinyan, me, and you are going to try to put together a similar document f...