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by suds1000
Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 16923

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussion

While I haven't read for an ACF or mACF tournament in several years, I'll have to say I enjoyed moderating this set for the most part, although there's no question it was very difficult. I was very impressed with the quality and caliber of many of today's top players, who had early buzzes on many to...
by suds1000
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HI 2010 Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 7623

Re: HI 2010 Discussion

Producing Having this range of answers in my categories was meant to deliberately create the confusing experience Jerry describes because I feel like it reduces transparency if you know a tossup could be on Shakespeare or A. R. Ammons. Basically it forces one to buzz when they actually know an answe...
by suds1000
Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year
Replies: 64
Views: 19759

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year

sds wrote:Staying at Michigan for another 4 years to do that whole med school thing. Pretty sure I'll be playing quiz bowl for at least the next two years.
Props to you, if you can manage to find the time. I tried, but it's tough.
by suds1000
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 10 Writers of Today
Replies: 20
Views: 3646

Re: 10 Writers of Today

Captain Sinico wrote:I'm working on it.

MaS
Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
by suds1000
Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 21521

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

I basically agree with what Matt's saying here (except, I think, about the tossupability of C-reactive protein), but I have a few things to add, or ask: -Where are you getting 1500 hits for TOR on PubMed? When I search for mTOR (because just "TOR" gets me a lot of unrelated stuff) I come up with ab...
by suds1000
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 28552

Re: ACF distribution

I think everyone can agree that games at ACF Nationals are too close to be settled on poorly-written questions. That said, during the process of editing, I think it's the editor's responsibility to determine the following about any question when attempting to decide whether or not to include it: 1. ...
by suds1000
Thu May 21, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 31296

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

No offense to anyone who posted here, but the fact that this is in the "national tournaments" section makes me sad. And I've never even been to a :chip: tournament...all it took was my (Detroit) Country Day teammates telling me that I'd never want to go, and that appears to have been confirmed over ...
by suds1000
Tue May 05, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: To all the biology players/editors out there...
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

To all the biology players/editors out there...

So, I was trying to write a tossup on "glomerular filtration rate" the other day, so I could remember some specific things about it. I started off with a lead-in involving ACE inhibitors and how they can lead to decreased quantities of GFR, and then I started to wonder whether or not the lead-in was...
by suds1000
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 151
Views: 23246

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

In the summer of 2008, I was approached by Matt Weiner and asked to edit science as part of the team for ACF Nationals 2009. When I noted my weakness in physics and especially the "other science" category, Matt and I decided that I would edit the biology and chemistry, which certainly seemed reasona...
by suds1000
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College quizbowl 4 years from now...
Replies: 17
Views: 3317

Re: College quizbowl 4 years from now...

In addition to telling people to write questions, it makes sense to try to give them some sort of basic training. Hold a seminar at one of your meetings explaining at least the following: 1. What sources are good to use and what to avoid 2. How to word and write clue-dense questions without filler 3...
by suds1000
Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008
Replies: 18
Views: 5638

Re: Announcement: ICT Warm-up @ Illinois, 4/5/2008

There exists a minute possibility that I may be able to play in this tournament as well...I'll know better in a couple of weeks.
by suds1000
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Illinois Open 2007: Spite of the Long Knives
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

For those of us who will inevitably be exhorted to provide freelance playoff packets, exactly how hard should they be? Choices include: 1. Less "Impossible" (somewhere between ACF Regionals and Nationals difficulty, but tending toward Regionals) 2. Somewhat "Impossible" (somewhere between ACF Region...
by suds1000
Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 4429

While I appreciate the sentiment, I'm fairly confident that, due to the extensive ferric oxidation that has enveloped my brain over the past year and a half, I couldn't even go 17/0 on a middle school packet playing against empty chairs. I'm looking for a solid 7 PPG and some coattails to ride to vi...
by suds1000
Sun May 27, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit Singles
Replies: 26
Views: 17001

Sorry, haven't read this board in a while. Despite the fact that I've undoubtedly forgotten everything I once knew about anything quizbowl-related, I'm down to play.

Oh, and Saturday night is definitely best for me.
by suds1000
Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Movement/Retirement Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 15324

Next fall, I intend to enroll at Lansing Community College in order to begin my associate's degree. You see, I have high hopes of becoming a paralegal -- my only goal in life is to work at the law practice of one shadowy Leo Wolberg, whose true identity remains a mystery to this very day. That said,...
by suds1000
Sun Apr 08, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in literature singles alongside the Chicago Open?
Replies: 11
Views: 5279

I'm there. However, I'm busy on Friday night, so Saturday night would be preferable. And my vote is for powers, of course. Incidentally, I once heard a rumor about a tossup on "powers" that had me as a clue...was this an exaggeration, or does someone actually have this question lying around? Thanks.
by suds1000
Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17426

Re: Chicago Open?

I realize this may come off as woefully behind the times, but I've been out of quiz bowl for a few years now. What is Chicago Open and who is eligible to play? If there's a convenient place to look for that kind of information, and if someone could point me to it, I would be thankful. -Brian As its...
by suds1000
Thu Mar 22, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17426

One obvious secondary option for MATTE 2 is that it be held in conjunction with Chicago Open. I don't think there are any declared side tournaments at this time, so if people would rather see it there then that could be arranged. Sounds like putting MATTE 2 next to HSNCT is better than putting it n...
by suds1000
Fri Jun 09, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player movement thread
Replies: 12
Views: 6409

I'm starting medical school at Michigan State this July, and I won't be playing for them at any tournaments (which isn't relevant, because I don't think they go to tournaments, except for CBI, which doesn't count), but maybe I'll feed my addiction by crashing their practices every once in a while. I...
by suds1000
Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 3594

ACF Nationals discussion

Hey all, I'm bored and can't sleep, so I just thought I'd get the ball rolling on ACF Nationals discussion. First of all, the question set was outstanding, and definitely the best one that I've edited for, moderated, or played on this year. The editors did a fantastic job scaling down answer space d...
by suds1000
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Getting newer players to write good questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Getting newer players to write good questions

Jerry's sarcasm was humorous, but this most recent post and others he has made have me thinking about what the veteran members of the circuit can do to get newer players to write better questions. Of the 18-19 people I can think of that have edited ACF questions for the last two years (I'm not sure ...
by suds1000
Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National tournaments
Replies: 14
Views: 7457

I'm been staring at lists for the last two hours, and I'm sick of it, so I'll bite. While I personally place about equal emphasis on ICT and ACF nationals, I think there are a few reasons that Illinois has attended only ICT for the last few years: 1. We've barely had enough money to attend one of th...
by suds1000
Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: pre-ACF Nationals thread
Replies: 17
Views: 8580

I agree with Eric when he says that Princeton and A&M aren't getting nearly the respect they deserve. They will almost undoubtedly both finish in the top 5, and probably at least one of them will crack the top 3. Incidentally, as far as putting together a "Big Three" is concerned, I frankly don't th...
by suds1000
Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ridiculously hilarious protests/protest arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 22090

In the McDonald's High School State Championship semifinals my junior year (on crazy, 1-2 line, non-pyramidal questions): *Other team buzzes in the first couple of words, turns tossup over* "...name this painter of Impression Sunrise." *buzz* *Moderator recognizes* "So, Monet? (pronounced [MOH-nay])...
by suds1000
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Midwest Results
Replies: 10
Views: 5915

You're right, Sean...I guess Wash U A did finish fourth technically by virtue of head-to-head wins. In my haste to post a correction yesterday, I didn't bother to look at the actual game scores. Of the teams tied with 7-4 records in Division II, here's the technical order of finish: 4. Washington Un...
by suds1000
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Midwest Results
Replies: 10
Views: 5915

The stats have been updated to reflect both the finals game in Division I and the playoffs of Division II. There was an error made in determining the final standings for Division II. The top four teams are as follows: 1. Michigan (11-0) 2. Depauw (9-2) 3. Chicago (8-3) 4. UIUC (7-4) I apologize to a...
by suds1000
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Midwest Results
Replies: 10
Views: 5915

The D2 playoff stats are being entered, and will hopefully be available sometime in the next couple of days.
by suds1000
Tue Feb 14, 2006 2:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52067

I apologize for sort-of hijacking this thread, but Jon Pinyan has made several points about our SCT to which I am compelled to reply: The packet also didn't run out on either of our D2 teams. Examining the stats, they frequently heard 18-21 tossups, though they did have some incidents of 13 or 15 (a...
by suds1000
Sun Feb 12, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Midwest Results
Replies: 10
Views: 5915

The NAQT Midwest SCT was held here at UIUC on Saturday. Chicago A (Seth Teitler, Selene Koo, Susan Ferrari, and Pericles Abbasi) defeated Michigan A (Adam Kemezis, Will Turner, and Dave Rappaport) in the first of a two-game finals series to win in Division I, and Chicago B (Seth Samelson, Kannan Mah...
by suds1000
Thu Feb 02, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions for 2006?
Replies: 21
Views: 10697

ICT predictions for 2006?

While I found Westbrook's comments amusing, I was actually curious to know if people had any real predictions for this year's ICT. Or, if you have your team's roster for ICT or ACF Nationals, we'd like to hear it. This will of course be altered after bids and such are released, but tell us if you kn...
by suds1000
Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

Final list of teams: Division I: Rose-Hulman (1, UG?) UChicago (3, 1 UG) Truman State (1, UG) Wash U (1, UG) Michigan (1) UIC (1) Division II: UChicago (1) Cincinnati (3) Bowling Green (1) Truman State (2) Wash U (2) Michigan (2) Eureka (1) Depauw (1) Northwestern (1) Bradley (1) UIUC House team (1)
by suds1000
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Correct to Incorrect Ratio?
Replies: 14
Views: 5675

Keeping track of misses after the completion of a question is useless, unless you're trying to determine a PPBz (points per buzz) figure for yourself. Missing a tossup at the end or on a vulture results in no penalty and obviously in no way affects the score (at least, not in most formats), and indi...
by suds1000
Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

Teams registered so far:

Division I:

Rose-Hulman (1, UG?)
UChicago (3, 1 UG)
Truman State (1, UG)
Wash U (1, UG)
Michigan (1)
UIC (1)

Division II:

UChicago (1)
Cincinnati (3)
Bowling Green (1)
Truman State (2)
Wash U (2)
Michigan (2)
Eureka (1)
by suds1000
Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

In addition to the updated list of teams above, I just wanted to let you guys know that we'll be sending out more specific location and time information sometime in the very near future.

Thanks,

--Sudheer
by suds1000
Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan MLK discussion / difficulty of playoff packets
Replies: 11
Views: 6080

Michigan MLK discussion / difficulty of playoff packets

Great job to those who staffed and edited this year's MLK tournament...I had a great time. The questions were all well-written and I really enjoyed not playing on the clock, although I am somewhat partisan in this matter. I think there's some kind of mirror going on at some point in the future, so I...
by suds1000
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

This post will be regularly edited and updated as more teams sign up and/or clarify their registrations. If you would like to register or clarify, please e-mail Sudheer at sudheer.potru@gmail.com. Teams registered so far: Division I: Rose-Hulman (1, UG?) Chicago (3, 1 UG) Truman State (1) Wash U (1,...
by suds1000
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Replies: 5
Views: 4191

The 2006 Midwest NAQT Sectional Tournament will be held in Gregory Hall on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, February 11, 2006. The tournament will of course be run on the NAQT Sectional question set, and the format will most likely be some sort of round-robin...
by suds1000
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Myth Singles
Replies: 3
Views: 3638

I, too, would like to echo Chris' sentiments about this tournament...frankly, I'm glad I decided to stick around and moderate for it. The questions were outstanding, as were the players. Congratulations to Seth K and Susan for an outstanding performance at our version, and to Seth T for a very inten...
by suds1000
Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Technophobia Discussion or Monologue, Really
Replies: 56
Views: 55742

The long and the short of it is that it's easy for us veterans to criticize, but I'm glad to see that Jerry is noting that we do exist out there to help. Speaking for myself, I know that I'd be happy to help edit a couple packets for a tournament if someone requested my help, knowing that it would h...
by suds1000
Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: how not to write questions
Replies: 18
Views: 10352

That is why it is entirely possible, both in theory and in practice, to write a question on some trite, high school topic (Abe Lincoln, say) for as hard a tournament you like and make it appropriate; of course, the converse does not apply. I, for one, aim to have answers that the players will know ...
by suds1000
Fri Oct 14, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

If you're looking for a good open tournament, go here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1994
by suds1000
Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

Full stats for the prelims of the Earlybird are now available at: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/trphilli/shared/abt/earlybird2005report_standings.html I would release the tournament questions, except for the fact that, as Brad points out, it really wouldn't be fair to the teams that did pay for them. Th...
by suds1000
Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

In the midst of finishing up the editing on Thursday, Mike and I had a disagreement as to whether or not Wole Soyinka belonged in a high school tournament. Against what I presumed to be my better judgment, I left it in there. During the tournament itself, when I was looking over the round in which t...
by suds1000
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

I almost forgot...I just wanted to thank all of the people who helped make this tournament possible. Thanks to all of those who contributed questions: Charlie Steinhice et al. of UTC, James Washick et al. of North Greenville College), and UIUC ABT members Dom Ricci, Scott Green, Micah Hodosh, Tom Ph...
by suds1000
Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

I, Sudheer, am the author of said Glenn Quagmire tossup:

This character says that if he could be with any woman in the world, he would choose Taylor Hanson. When he appears on the show “The Bacheloretteâ€
by suds1000
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

Registration for the UIUC Earlybird 2005 is now closed. Here is the final list of participating teams: Apollo High School (Owensboro, KY) -- 1 team Auburn High School (Rockford, IL) -- 1 team Bloomington High School (Bloomington, IL) -- 1 team B-B Community High School (Bradley-Bourbonnais, IL) -- 2...
by suds1000
Mon Sep 05, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

Field update for 9/5/2005: Apollo High School (Owensboro, KY) -- 1 team Auburn High School (Rockford, IL) -- 1-2 team(s) Bloomington High School (Bloomington, IL) -- 1 team Carbondale Community High School (Carbondale, IL) -- 1-2 teams Culver Academy (Culver, IN) -- 1-2 team(s) Effingham High School...
by suds1000
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 55170

Another field update

As of today (8/29), the following teams are registered for the Earlybird: Apollo High School (Owensboro, KY) -- 1 team Auburn High School (Rockford, IL) -- 1-2 team(s) Bloomington High School (Bloomington, IL) -- 1 team Culver Academy (Culver, IN) -- 1-2 team(s) Effingham High School (Effingham, IL)...
by suds1000
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational math...Illinois and elsewhere
Replies: 35
Views: 21803

If computation questions could be structured to weight knowledge substantially more, I think they would have a solid place in the high school canon. I agree. Not only would that place be solid, but it would also be worthwhile. As a matter of fact, I'm going to disagree with a number of people here ...
by suds1000
Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 05-06
Replies: 742
Views: 280622

If you Illinois folks have opinions on computational math, I'd like to hear them. Answer my questions here.