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by Batsteve
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland
Replies: 33
Views: 8135

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland

Due to several factors, Maryland is discontinuing plans to edit and host the Terrapin Invitational Tournament this spring. We plan on hosting a house-written high school spring tournament on May 5th, and splitting our editing attention between that tournament and TIT would do a disservice to both to...
by Batsteve
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland
Replies: 33
Views: 8135

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland

Due to my inability to secure mirrors, and the relatively small number of packets submitted to this tournament, it is being postponed until the Spring. Pending final discussion with the Maryland leadership, the target date is May 5th.
by Batsteve
Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland
Replies: 33
Views: 8135

Terrapin Invitation Tournament (12/3/11) at Maryland

***EDIT: Terrapin Invitational has been cancelled. Full details in the thread. Mods, feel free to move this thread from the Announcement Forum when appropriate.***
by Batsteve
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Split topic on CO science
Replies: 104
Views: 17844

Re: Split topic on CO science

Could someone post the flare stars tossup? Also the bonus on protostars with a part on Kelvin-Helmholtz contraction and the bonus on AGN (I think) with a part on magnetic fields that mentions the Blandford-Znajek mechanism. Thanks, -Seth Unless I changed them at the last minute for some reason, the...
by Batsteve
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 24705

Re: Events that are on the docket

Maryland intends to produce another incarnation of the (packet-submission) Terrapin Invitational Tournament next year, aiming for a late January-ish date similar to last year and with the same target difficulty as last year. This is in addition to the wild, crazy, and probably quite-reasonable-diffi...
by Batsteve
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6736

Re: TIT Discussion

I thought the tournament was generally ok, but there were a few problems I noticed in science. I felt like numerous times, a question contained a clue the author misunderstood or didn't fully understand. The best example I've seen of this was caught by Libo in the Equation of State tossup. One exam...
by Batsteve
Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6736

TIT Discussion

There are no delayed mirrors of the set, so I'm going to open it up for discussion. I'll send it to the packet archives in a day or two, after I've fixed a few of the sillier formatting errors. A few of the questions had powermarks but no bolding, and at least one question had no powermark (oops!). ...
by Batsteve
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Packets have been sent out to my contacts for each mirror site.

If you are expecting packets and have not received them yet, get in touch with me immediately.
by Batsteve
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Wurzel-Flummery wrote:Are you guys good with buzzers or should I bring ours? I have RM's sitting on my bedroom floor, all lonely.
Every tournament needs more buzzers, even if you think you see a few stacked in the back of the room. Bring them, and we'll give you a $5 discount even if we do have enough.
by Batsteve
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Hey I wanted to confirm that you received the 2 UW packets.
I have received them.
by Batsteve
Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Currently, the field stands at:

Penn State (1-2)?
Delaware
George Mason
State College
VCU x2
UNC
Amalgamated High Schoolers
UVA
Duke
Montgomery College
UPenn

If you think you're coming and you're not on this list, you should probably email me.
by Batsteve
Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Are question writers expected to put in power marks, or is that something only the editors are doing? You may put in power markings if you like, but it's not necessary. I will almost certainly end up moving them around, so don't spend too much time deciding whether the fourth most famous work of yo...
by Batsteve
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

To clarify, if we write a third SS question for the CE/GEO/SS 1/1, does the area have to be different from each of the other two SS questions? Also: powers? I would like the questions to be on different sub areas, but I'd accept borderline cases like a question on one those economists who like writ...
by Batsteve
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18617

Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Terrapin Invitational Tournament XXIV Saturday, January 22, 2011 University of Maryland - College Park ANNOUNCEMENT The Maryland Academic Quiz Team is pleased to announcement the 24th incarnation of our annual (okay, so there was no TIT in 2010. deal) Terrapin Invitational Tournament. We plan on mak...
by Batsteve
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar
Replies: 24
Views: 9226

Re: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar

Maryland lays claim to January 22nd for TIT.
by Batsteve
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Maryland (10/9)
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

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

Field Update:

VCU
UMBC x2
Ursinus
Princeton x3
George Washington (x2?)
George Mason
Maryland House (some number)
by Batsteve
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18757

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

The University of Maryland has just announced that we will host a high school tournament 9/25. Additionally, we will probably host another high school tournament in November or early December, the exact timing of which will be worked out soon.

EDIT: Grammar is funn.
by Batsteve
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)
Replies: 45
Views: 14278

Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)

The Maryland Academic Quiz Team will be hosting our annual Fall Tournament on Saturday, September 25, 2010. We have no yet finalized our question set yet; we expect to use an NAQT question set, details of which will be announced shortly. I expect it to be pretty accessible, and I hope we continue to...
by Batsteve
Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)

The tournament will happen on Saturday the 28th in Jimenez hall, as close to 9:00 am as we can assemble the field. The meeting room will be the usual large lecture hall in the basement 0105, roughly to your right and down a staircase if you enter by the main entrance (the one flanked by books in str...
by Batsteve
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Maryland (10/9)
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Maryland (10/9)

The University of Maryland College Park is hosting a mirror of the Early Autumn Collegiate Novice on Saturday, October 9th. Precise logistics are To Be Announced, but we anticipate starting the tournament at the classic Jimenez Hall shortly after 9:00. Fee Structure Base fee: $15/player [$60 for a 4...
by Batsteve
Fri May 28, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52883

Re: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)

I'd like to start by congratulating GDS for their victory, as well as St. Anselm's who finished in second place. The leading scorers during the (short) prelims were Matt from GDS A followed by Matt from St. Anselm's and Doug from Whitman. Stats can be found at http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=...
by Batsteve
Fri May 28, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19282

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

Maryland will be bringing a second team to this, with a team made up of some combination of Logan Anbinder, SteveJon Guth, Monica Remmers, and a mystery fourth player.
by Batsteve
Sun May 16, 2010 12:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52883

Re: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)

The set will be powermarked.

Right now we're aiming for 10 rounds (the same number as last year) and we're approximately 85% done with the questions.
by Batsteve
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52883

Re: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)

How long is the tournament going to be? Half our team is going to prom that evening. Last year the tournament ended around five o'clock, with another half hour for finals. We plan to finish around the same time this year--the tournament over in the late afternoon, with finals immediately following.
by Batsteve
Sun Apr 04, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52883

Re: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)

Due to popular support, we will host the tournament on Saturday, 5/22. The main announcement should be updated to reflect this.
by Batsteve
Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7527

Re: General Discussion

Here's the text of the questions of mine SteveJon wasn't sure about as submitted (I seem to have lost the edited set): [Questions!] With the questions in front of me, I can't really find anything to complain about them. Actually, cross section appears quite a bit more specific than I thought I reme...
by Batsteve
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)
Replies: 52
Views: 52883

Maryland Spring Invitational (5/22)

Hi everybody, This is a preliminary announcement for The University of Maryland's Spring Classic High School Tournament 2010 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, we are considering holding it on Sunday, May 9th or Saturday, May 22th, decision to be made subject to the preferences ...
by Batsteve
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7527

Re: General Discussion

Ergodic Theorem... struck me as [a] valiant [attempt] that played poorly, but I really like that they came up. ...I think the questions that had "canonical" answer lines played better than the ones with more esoteric ones, like Cross Section. I guess it's pretty obvious that I wrote all of these. I...
by Batsteve
Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7527

Re: General Discussion

All the following comments pertain to just the science, since I'm nowhere qualified to comment on anything else. I noticed that the science was distributed in "interesting" patterns throughout some of the packets. There were a lot of significant difficulty outliers, with answer lines like Lineweaver...
by Batsteve
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland HSAPQ All-Star Tourney
Replies: 79
Views: 9117

Re: Maryland HSAPQ All-Star Tourney

Bid Submitted.
by Batsteve
Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland HSAPQ All-Star Tourney
Replies: 79
Views: 9117

Re: Maryland HSAPQ All-Star Tourney

After consultation with the esteemed Chris Ray, the six people we think should represent team Maryland are, in no particular order, Douglass Graebner, Raynell Cooper, Isaac Hirsch, Jeremy Fallick, Mario Choi, and Kuo Kai. We'd like to thank everyone who came to tryouts, especially all the underclass...
by Batsteve
Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)
Replies: 23
Views: 5591

Re: MUT mirror at Carnegie Mellon (3/20/10)

Maryland intends to send two teams to this.
by Batsteve
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Discussion Forum
Replies: 20
Views: 2556

Re: T-Party Discussion Forum

I played at the VCU site.
by Batsteve
Sun May 03, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11440

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

Looking back at the question on the Halting Problem, I believe Chaitin's constant was name-dropped far too early. I recognize that computer science has far, far from a fleshed out canon, but to me Chaitin's constant comes second only to "undecidable" and "something stopping" for the definition of th...