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by Lightinfa
Mon Jul 03, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 13682

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

Tricon is not "trash" - lots of people want to play it and it's going to be a relatively short event to run (esp if you do some kind of shoot out). As a result I think it should be done on the main weekend and not the second weekend (which I suspect will draw far smaller attendance regardless of wha...
by Lightinfa
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 13682

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

When are people getting added to the doc? I several days ago but don't have access (my email is jnormanroach AT gmail DOT com)
by Lightinfa
Fri May 26, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 22345

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I strongly agree with tommy and judging by the google doc there doesn't seem to be much stated interest in NASAT at present. Two days doing all the side rents is infinitely preferable to evening + Sunday death march that wouldn't be able to cover everything of interest.
by Lightinfa
Tue May 05, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)
Replies: 12
Views: 6366

Re: A quick-and-dirty player ranking stat (I'm not first)

Here's the formula applied to top bracket ICT, although with stats from all games at the moment instead of just top bracket games since it would take some time to separate that out.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by Lightinfa
Sun May 03, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 28402

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

While I appreciate the brief summaries of player accomplishments, and I know its hard to do anything better for such a brief rundown of so many possible people, I think they totally are emphasizing the wrong thing.* For example, the reason Austin Brownlow is one terrifying motherfucker is not becau...
by Lightinfa
Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 90433

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

The problem here is not just one of the questions being hard- it's for lack of a better term that they were a bad kind of hard. I'm a history player who enjoys hard questions as much as the next guy, and in a secondary role I'd like to think I scale up well enough at this difficulty level- usually b...
by Lightinfa
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 90433

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

When is the set going up?
by Lightinfa
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:16 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 63967

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

So far too many of the photos in this thread have disappeared, which is a tragedy! Anyway here are my favorites from this past weekend- The Last Supper / The Calling of St. Matthew: https://igcdn-photos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t51.2885-15/11116738_1626335474248277_1457428988_n.jpg The terro...
by Lightinfa
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UVA Quiz Bowl Instagram
Replies: 0
Views: 1557

UVA Quiz Bowl Instagram

I'll be instagramming UVa's trek up to Ann Arbor throughout the day here-

https://instagram.com/sexiiboi32/

Join the movement- let's get #acfnationals #trending

#menliewomenliebuzzesdont
by Lightinfa
Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 26377

Re: Tricon: The Next Generation

I too support this happening again.
by Lightinfa
Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 5306

Re: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback

I wrote 30 questions for this year's ICT, mostly in history and geography. This was the first time I've ever written anything this difficult, so I'm very interested in hearing people's thoughts on my questions. Tossups Japan (early history) Sea Islands French nuclear program Fridtjof Nansen Savanna...
by Lightinfa
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 5013

Re: 2015 ICT: general discussion

I really enjoyed the historiography/historian questions and clues that came up at this tournament- it'd be great to keep seeing more of that.
by Lightinfa
Wed Jul 30, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 16350

Re: Richard Montgomery's HERMES available for mirrors!

Our aim was slightly harder than "regular" difficulty (comparable to Prison Bowl, GSAC XX, a bit easier than BELLoco). We are charging $10 per team that attends your tournament. I'll go ahead and point out that according to last year's Morlan adjustments ( http://hsqbrank.com/2013-2014-stat-adjustm...
by Lightinfa
Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: general discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 5577

Re: 2014 SCT: general discussion

It was a question in ICT 2013, whose answer we can't say in this forum because we're unclear about whether that set is clear. If it helps, you were reading the game between us and Minnesota at the time and it was the chemistry question. at the 2013 ICT (am I allowed to talk about question content? ...
by Lightinfa
Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 7795

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

As president of the Assembly, this man tried and unwittingly executed Pericles the Younger and seven other admirals after the Battle of Arginusae. Under Phormio at Potidaea, this man defended the wounded Alcibiades. While he was imprisoned and awaiting the return of the sacred ship ~Delias~ to Athe...
by Lightinfa
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 7795

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

I'm going to get this in before I forget: the reference (or possibly references) to the Confederacy as a "country" was really regrettable, as this is an assertion that is: a) not really true to the best of my knowledge (if I remember correctly, no nation gave official diplomatic recognition) b) not...
by Lightinfa
Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 7795

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

The leadin to the DI tossup on Socrates seemed to mischaracterize his role in the Trial of the Generals. Also- could we have a discussion about the answerline for the Expedition of 1000 tossup? I feel that answers like "Garibaldi's invasion of the Two Sicilies" should be completely acceptable (at le...
by Lightinfa
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 11808

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

my prediction-

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by Lightinfa
Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14230

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

I would strongly object to a Skype tournament. While it is your right to do what you wish with the questions, I would advise using them for some other set (VCU Open), making it a side event to something like VCU Open, or just using them as a strong foundation for next year's history bowl, rather th...
by Lightinfa
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping up with current events
Replies: 18
Views: 6258

Re: Keeping up with current events

In my experience most NAQT CE questions seem to be written straight from the Economist- so I'd suggest reading every issue of that cover to cover. Even if they aren't written from it- that magazine provides a worldwide rather comprehensive perspective. When I was at my best at Current Events I was r...
by Lightinfa
Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 12879

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

Honestly bonus parts just on "Panzer" are silly because the only unifying thread for the word "Panzer" is German tanks and they are all diferent- there were Panzerkampfwagens I-VIII which were all wildly different creatures. If we want to be really specific Panther really ought to have been prompted...
by Lightinfa
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 12879

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

Could someone post the tank bonus from the finals?
by Lightinfa
Wed May 02, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51543

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

sir negsalot wrote:The first five games did not carry over. Seeding was determined by record and cumulative points in the second set of 5 games.
Thank you for the info!
by Lightinfa
Wed May 02, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51543

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

I sent them for food and went to watch the Varsity match that was occurring to replace the second Richard Montgomery match. But, I’m still confused by this. We were playing Chaminade Madonna A. They were in Judicial, and we were in Legislative. I think they just pulled them because their coach was ...
by Lightinfa
Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15496

Re: History Bowl Discussion

The singular issue I noticed when reading it, which a huge bulk of questions avoided heartily, was that some answer lines could have been a little more specific, such as "ANSWER: the Schleswig-Holstein question". Is "German unification" promptable there? I would say no. The Schleswig-Holstein probl...
by Lightinfa
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15496

Re: History Bowl Discussion

Has this set been posted yet?
by Lightinfa
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors

With the completion of our last mirror this set will be released shortly.
by Lightinfa
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 4936

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

GSAC will be happening although I'm not sure if it'll be ready for the height of the fall season (GSAC proper is early December, although there is a good chance it gets finished earlier like GSAC XVIII).
by Lightinfa
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18737

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

Sorry for all the jumping around- but the final resting place for the Maggie Walker BATE mirror will be 5/14.
by Lightinfa
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: answer matrix
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: answer matrix

I have shared it with you.
by Lightinfa
Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18737

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

We are going to have to move the date of our BATE mirror to April 30. Also it appears like the dates for VHSL regionals and the TJ housewrite conflict.

EDIT: Make that April 30.
by Lightinfa
Wed Dec 08, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6441

Re: General Discussion

Plus, the "cereals" thing... it's getting a little old. When "experienced" teams who have meta-knowledge of packets know what the first question of the first packet is going to be about (as i told my kids the week before the tournament "the first tossup will be something about breakfast cereals or ...
by Lightinfa
Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:Just making sure, but this will have 10 packets plus 2 finals packets (with the last finals packets being a little harder than the rest), correct?
The last two are harder but otherwise yes.
by Lightinfa
Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info
Replies: 50
Views: 20371

Re: Mirroring/collaborating on tournaments info

Fred wrote:Are any sets available for mirroring around March?
GSAC.
by Lightinfa
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Combined stats have been fixed- we will be fixing prelims and playoffs tomorrow.
by Lightinfa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors
Replies: 8
Views: 2118

Re: GSAC XVIII looking for mirrors

University of Minnesota mirror will be happening on 2/19.
by Lightinfa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6441

Re: General Discussion

Perhaps I'd underestimated his difficulty, but citation of past appearances alone isn't a particularly convincing or useful argument. As a hugely important figure in modern China, I'd certainly expect him to appear in world history classes; even setting aside any appeals to the curriculum, he's an ...
by Lightinfa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6441

Re: General Discussion

Cernel Joson wrote:JR, would it be possible for people who aren't playing this tournament to get the set? I'd like to see how it looks.
Ok I've sent you the set. Rob- I do not see your email on your profile, so could you give me an email to send the set too?
by Lightinfa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

JR, Please adjust the Prelim (and Overall) stats to reflect that Kellenberg went 7-0 and Richard Montgomery went 6-1 in the Dragon bracket. You have the scores reversed. I sent you an email with the data from my scoresheet. Thank you. My apologies I thought that had been fixed, thanks for the email...
by Lightinfa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Would there be any effort to perhaps lower the difficulty level (if the set is as hard as people say) before later mirrors? I do not believe that it is harder than Delta Burke both Richard Montgomery and St. Anselm's were at both QuAC and GSAC and their ppb went up at GSAC, although for purposes of...
by Lightinfa
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Well, when you don't explicitly advertise that it's a harder-than-regular-difficulty tournament, then, no, people wouldn't know that it would be harder than a novice collegiate set. I mean, i'll say more in the discussion thread, but these were the toughest questions i've seen in a high school tour...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

I enjoyed helping out, as always. Another well-run tournament by Gov. These questions were pretty hard. They were actually probably harder than the Delta Burke set we heard at Penn. But they were written really well, i'll say that. I mean I would think that this set would be harder than an introduc...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6441

General Discussion

Well I felt like the set was converted pretty well, we seem to have averaged around 16 ppb. So in this thread post any general or specific thoughts or criticisms you have. We would like to fix as many problems as possible before the New Trier mirror on December 18, so outliers, misplaced clues, typo...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

So you divided your top 8 from the Prelims into two playoff brackets of 4 each, with each bracket of 4 teams having 2 of the 4 Prelim bracket winners? And I suppose you then played a 3 game RR within each bracket? Once done, did you then play cross bracket matches for placements from 1 though 8, or...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Also, we have noticed the missing game between New Kent C and Spartanburg- we do not have access to the scoresheets until Monday, so we will endeavor to find that game then.
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Just like to say thanks to all the teams that came out today from across 8 states and a whole lot of miles. Also, I'd like to thank our committed moderators for helping us out the entire day. Special thanks to George Berry for helping with some last minute scheduling changes, to Sarah Angelo for kee...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

So you divided your top 8 from the Prelims into two playoff brackets of 4 each, with each bracket of 4 teams having 2 of the 4 Prelim bracket winners? And I suppose you then played a 3 game RR within each bracket? Once done, did you then play cross bracket matches for placements from 1 though 8, or...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

George, What format was used in the playoffs? And, any info/details on 3rd-8th place while we await final stats? Thanks. Playoffs was two brackets of four consisting of the top two teams from each bracket. 3rd is TJ A, 4th TJ B. Final stats incoming. Samantha just told me RM got 4th... Typo correct...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

George, What format was used in the playoffs? And, any info/details on 3rd-8th place while we await final stats? Thanks. Playoffs was two brackets of four consisting of the top two teams from each bracket. 3rd is TJ A, 4th Richard Montgomery, 5th TJ B, 6th Kellenberg, 7th Dorman B, 8th Enloe. Preli...
by Lightinfa
Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 35615

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Charbroil wrote:Did you have six teams drop?
All too true. Full prelim stats are now up at the previous link.