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by thedodgerswin
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT Sectionals Southwest @ UC San Diego (02/04/2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2075

Re: 2017 NAQT Sectionals Southwest @ UC San Diego (02/04/201

The NAQT server is not allowing me to register for this tournament. Can you get around it and allow one team from CSUN to register for this tournament? Thanks.
by thedodgerswin
Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 12737

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

Wasn't there a commercial where some Japanese guy says, "I would like to play . . . " Maybe a Wii commercial or something. Anyway. Can you put down my team, potentially of CSUN teammates, Cal State Northridge, but maybe a random assortment of friends instead? I'm Steven Katz. You think you will fini...
by thedodgerswin
Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52833

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

I'll retract a few statements: IMSA is probably not obscure, that was a bad choice of words on my part. ICT Div II is not meaningless, these students are just so talented, they can already handle ICT. NAQT is not poorly written or designed to induce strange occurences. At the end of the day, quizbow...
by thedodgerswin
Sun Sep 27, 2015 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52833

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

It looks like IMSA had a really good day though, almost came from relative obscurity to play in the finals. I'm not sure we can say that IMSA came from "relative obscurity". IMSA had a top 20 finish in each of the last 4 HSNCTs at that point, a streak only topped by LASA. This sounds more like a ca...
by thedodgerswin
Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52833

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Can someone explain to me why Arcadia was declared the winner and why LASA A only had to play 17 games to Arcadia's 19? LASA A had better stats than Arcadia, and beat them once in the playoffs. Take a look at the HSNCT playoff bracket for details. HSNCT Sunday is a double-elimination tournament. Th...
by thedodgerswin
Sat Sep 26, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52833

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Does NAQT want to change its power-setting philosophy? In my opinion, a power should be an extremely rare occurrence, worthy of genuine self-esteem, not a regular occurrence, where teams get more powers than 10s. We're content with the current rate of powers at HSNCT. In general, "teams getting mor...
by thedodgerswin
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52833

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

I'd say anything written by Shakespeare is fair game for a nationals tournament. It's the players' fault for not knowing his works.
by thedodgerswin
Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 52833

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Can someone explain to me why Arcadia was declared the winner and why LASA A only had to play 17 games to Arcadia's 19? LASA A had better stats than Arcadia, and beat them once in the playoffs. In fact, can someone let me know the statistical mechanics of the HSNCT in general? I am sure it would be ...
by thedodgerswin
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ken Jennings vs. the Quiz Bowl Machine [Questions Needed!]
Replies: 5
Views: 2880

Re: Ken Jennings vs. the Quiz Bowl Machine [Questions Needed

Wouldn't it make more sense to pit the machine against Andrew Yaphe? That would be more interesting.
by thedodgerswin
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Cal State University Northridge
Replies: 1
Views: 5274

Cal State University Northridge

Hello Quizbowl, ' I am Steven Katz, a former member of the Chicago quizbowl team. I am trying to form a new team at California State University Northridge. If Northridge has actually fielded a team before, please let me know. Does anyone know any students at Northridge who would be interested in pla...
by thedodgerswin
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at UW & on Skype - Sunday, 10/20/13
Replies: 10
Views: 4310

Re: Penn Bowl at UW & on Skype - Sunday, 10/20/13

I live in Los Angeles. Any chance i can join an open team or at least get on the waitlist for myself? Thanks.
by thedodgerswin
Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 2666

Re: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)

Any chance we can play this as an open team, from a remote location, via Skype? Thanks.
by thedodgerswin
Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl
Replies: 32
Views: 11546

Re: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl

How absurdly hard was this tournament? How many questions were there? May I see a copy of the set, or will someone run the tournament again?

Congratulations to Leo Wolpert!
by thedodgerswin
Tue Mar 08, 2011 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D2 ICT eligibility
Replies: 35
Views: 7164

Re: D2 ICT eligibility

Since NAQT has begun publishing D-Values, why not let all schools know, immediately upon seeing the official D-values, whether they have lost DII eligibility for the following year? This can be achieved by stating that the top X teams have lost DII eligibility, or the top X% of teams have lost DII e...
by thedodgerswin
Sat Feb 26, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine
Replies: 24
Views: 3735

Re: IO Mirror (3/5/2011) at UC Irvine

Actually, Matt McMahon tells me that he has arranged to send a Chapman team. So, I would play for that team, instead of as a free agent.
by thedodgerswin
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)
Replies: 54
Views: 8222

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/21/09)

I would also like to see a West Coast mirror of this tournament.

It is an open tournament, right?
by thedodgerswin
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5303

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

Has any tournament ever been organized this fast? Wow!
I would vote for a Socal mirror. Maybe CalTech can host its own tournament? Perhaps that's wishful thinking.
by thedodgerswin
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford
Replies: 63
Views: 29715

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Cardinal Classic XVIII (2/14/09) at Stanford

What would happen if a nonChicago student were to play for a Chicago team? Is every player required to be a college student? Would the players on that team be eligible for individual awards? Would the team be elligible for the top bracket, honors?