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by reindeer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4713

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

I enjoyed reading the set! Can I see the spectrogram/larynx/nose bonus (bonus 9 in I think round 14)? This is very much in my real-life field so I was excited to encounter it. However I remember the "larynx" part saying something about how spectrograms aren't used to analyze voicing in favor of MRI,...
by reindeer
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 14095

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

Stats here. Congratulations to Jael!
by reindeer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 5722

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

"Any chance he got his hands on the Penn-ance packets? He had the weirdest neg in our game. He negged Compton Effect with "triple alpha." A. triple alpha is too hard for this difficulty but a couple of tossups later TRIPLE ALPHA COMES UP. Then he seemed to freeze up and completely underperform." Ca...
by reindeer
Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 5722

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

I don't know; he hasn't volunteered a lot of information in his emails to me. My guess is he was never intended to come (how would Josh explain John showing up without the set?), but again that's just a guess. I suppose I could email him again to ask directly, but I don't really want to interrogate ...
by reindeer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 5722

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

Maybe I should have been more clear; the statement was that John wanted the set to practice reading those questions specifically, to practice pronunciation and so on. I get this request a lot when I run tournaments, mostly from inexperienced readers.
by reindeer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 5722

Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

As announced in the other thread, MIT is vacating its first place win at Penn-ance. We can’t provide proof of misconduct by Josh as definitive as NAQT can for SCT and ICT, but we wanted to explain the observations and events that led to this decision. We were very under-staffed for Penn-ance, and Jo...
by reindeer
Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Security Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7198

Re: General Security Discussion

In light of the recent developments regarding Josh's performance, MIT has decided to vacate its Penn-ance win. While we don't currently have any definitive proof of misconduct on Josh's part, we think the situation with NAQT raises enough questions about Josh's playing at Penn-ance to justify vacati...
by reindeer
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

1. MIT
2. Yale A
3. Harvard A
4. Brown B
5. Alberta

Full stats are up in the link above.
by reindeer
Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

Morning stats (after 5 rounds) here.
by reindeer
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance (10/20/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 10228

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance (10/20/2012)

So, when can MIT expect the set?
by reindeer
Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

He can send it to me: omurton at mit dot edu.
by reindeer
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

With 10 teams signed up, we're going to try to get two house teams together so that we can do a 12-team round robin plus finals. Registration will start at 8:45 in room 2-190 (building 2 is marked in the map linked in the first post); please try to arrive by 9.
by reindeer
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

Also, if the field gets big enough, would MIT mind if we ran a mirror of Ike Jose's myth tournament after Penn-ance? I've been wanting to play it and I'd imagine others in our region do too. That's fine with me, and I imagine that at least a couple of the MIT staffers would be willing to read. We t...
by reindeer
Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

Just you and Alberta so far. Dartmouth and Harvard have expressed interest so I'm hoping to hear from them soon, as well as the other schools we've emailed. We may also be able to field a team of our own, if that turns out to make sense.
by reindeer
Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8664

Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

MIT will be running the Northeast mirror of Penn-ance on October 20, 2012. Details about the set can be found here . To register, email me at omurton at mit dot edu. Posting in the thread to express interest is fine, but I can only accept registrations via email. Also, please note that open teams ar...
by reindeer
Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 8866

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Yale beats RPI in an advantaged final to win.

Stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/98 ... standings/
by reindeer
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 8866

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

So we're at 9 or 10 teams for tomorrow. Either way, we'll do a full round robin, probably a short playoff, and finals. Teams should meet in 2-136 by 8:40 AM.
by reindeer
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 8866

Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

It seems that I'm the new TD for this tournament. I'd like to start by crystallizing the field; please tell me if any of my information is incorrect. FIELD (10): Cornell (1) Dartmouth (1) Harvard (1) NYU (2) RPI (1) Rutgers (1) Stony Brook (1) Wellesley (1) Yale (1) I have email addresses for Columb...
by reindeer
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)
Replies: 164
Views: 55970

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament VI (11/12/11)

The coach of a team in Barker in the afternoon asked me where he could find stats and I told him there would be a link in this thread; if he is still reading this and looking for them, they can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/158/.
by reindeer
Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

Five teams just aren't enough and it doesn't look like more are coming, so this tournament is not going to happen. TJ will probably use the set in its fall tournament next year.
by reindeer
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

If we don't have at least 8 teams for this tournament by Wednesday at 10 PM, we're going to have to cancel it. It would be great if that didn't happen, so sign up!
by reindeer
Mon Apr 25, 2011 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

Walter Johnson has expressed an intent to register, and hopefully other teams will too. It is true, though, that this tournament is unlikely to happen unless they do.
by reindeer
Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

Re: GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

Field (5):
GDS
Gonzaga
Longfellow
Marshall
Robinson
by reindeer
Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 2953

CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

TJHSST's housewrite this year, the GREYSON (Greatly Rewarding Experience You Should Obviously Navigate), will be held at TJ on April 30, 2011. The final field cap will depend on how some of our younger members do as readers, but we should be able to easily accommodate at least 24 teams. To register,...
by reindeer
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

First, thanks to everyone who posted or emailed with praise for the TJ staff. I also especially want to thank the St. Anselm’s and RM teams for waiting through long (and probably confusing) delays while we tried to sort things out, Mr. Chrzanowski for being an excellent reader and impromptu advisor,...
by reindeer
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

dimhalikias wrote:Will halftime substitutions be allowed?
They will. There can be no more than six players on a team's roster, though.
by reindeer
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 18747

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

Our administration changed its mind about allowing us to run tournaments on Sundays, so TJ's spring tournament will be held on Saturday, April 30 rather than March 20. Many thanks to VCU for accommodating us.
by reindeer
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

Moderators; we have a lot of staffers, but too many of them are freshmen who definitely shouldn't be reading yet. Things may be better for the housewrite in the spring, though.
by reindeer
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

Waiting list, in order:
Hayfield
by reindeer
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

The field is full at 24. We'll keep a waiting list in case one of the current teams drops; teams still interested should email tjhsstquizbowl@gmail.com. What time is registration for this tournament, and about when do you think it should be finished by? Registration will be from 8 to 9 in the audito...
by reindeer
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

We're going to set a tentative field cap of 24. If anyone's still planning to sign up or at least express interest, it would be helpful to do so now.
by reindeer
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

Field (23):
Bethesda Chevy Chase (2)
Bishop Ireton
Caesar Rodney
Centennial (4)
Georgetown Day
Gonzaga
Longfellow (2)
New Kent
Quince Orchard
RM (2)
Robinson (2)
St. Anselm's
Walter Johnson
Whitman (2)
Woodson
by reindeer
Fri Dec 31, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 21058

TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

TJHSST will be hosting its annual TJIAT, using HSAPQ’s Tournament #16, on Saturday, February 12, 2011. We’re hoping for 36 teams, at most. To register, please sign up at http://activities.tjhsst.edu/quizbowl/tjiatreg.php , and feel free to email us at tjhsstquizbowl@gmail.com if you have any questio...
by reindeer
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 12329

Re: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)

wexs883198215 wrote:When will registration be?
Registration will be from 8 to 9, in the cafeteria (not the auditorium, as has been the case in the past); there will be signs to direct you. There will be free breakfast (donuts, coffee, tea) during registration, and pizza for sale during lunch.
by reindeer
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 12329

Re: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)

With this a week away, the field cap is up to 28.
by reindeer
Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 12329

Re: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)

The field for this is filling up quickly. We're going to try to expand the field to something more than 24, but we'd need more moderators and buzzers to make that happen. Any help in that area would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you haven't registered but are still interested, please let me know ...
by reindeer
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 12329

Re: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)

With eight teams signed up and less than three weeks to go, a reminder to please register for this.
by reindeer
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 12329

TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)

TJHSST will be hosting the NOEXIT (the Novice-Oriented EXcellent Invitational Tournament, a mirror of the Fall Novice Tournament), at TJ on Saturday, October 16. Players must be in their first or second year of high school quizbowl as a high school student to be eligible; any middle school experienc...
by reindeer
Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10

It's at the University of Missouri--the singles tournament here.
by reindeer
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10
Replies: 15
Views: 2852

Re: Robinson Invitational V (Concord, NC) - POSTPONED TO 3/27/10

RyuAqua wrote:Now that this tournament is over, is the NAREN set cleared for discussion? Will it be posted?
We just got another mirror on 5/22, so the set isn't cleared until then. It'll be posted after that, though.
by reindeer
Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5173

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Final standings: 1. Maggie Walker A 2. Walter Johnson 3. Whitman A 4. RM A 5. Chaperoned Children 6. RM B Thanks to everyone who came or staffed, to Donald Taylor for helping us out with history, and to the snow for stopping well in advance of today. Please note that the set is not cleared for discu...
by reindeer
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5173

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Registration tomorrow will be from 8:00 to 9:00; I think there will be registration for an SAT practice test around the same time, so make sure you follow the signs for this instead. It'll be in the same place as usual, though, and we're the ones with the donuts. There will be two round-robin bracke...
by reindeer
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5173

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

jbarnes112358 wrote:What would be your minimum number of teams to actually run this tournament on Sat.?
We'd like to run this with whatever field we have, though of course a larger one would be ideal. 10 (with a house team if necessary) might be a minimum, but again I don't anticipate us cancelling this.
by reindeer
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5173

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Tell your supervisor that we'll have a non-Caulfield adult with us the entire time at this tournament if we do attend. She says that will be fine, but she wants "assurance (in writing)" that the adult will stay there all day. In related news, she's also requested that, when you sign up on the site,...
by reindeer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)
Replies: 32
Views: 5173

NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

The second attempt at Thomas Jefferson's NAREN: Just What Is It that Makes Him So Different, So Appealing? will be held on February 20, 2010. The field will be capped at 24 teams, so we'll have four round-robin brackets of six in the morning and then rebracketing into another four of six for the pla...
by reindeer
Sun Jan 31, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 115411

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

Would trying to do this on a Sunday (practically any of them) be absolutely out of the question? I asked about that last week and was told that we wouldn't be able to get the building, although the person who may be able to change that never actually got back to me. If we could, though, it's not a ...
by reindeer
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 115411

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

Self-incompatibility in plants wrote:Would doing it on the same say as the mirror on March 27th work?
Yes, probably. We can't say anything definite until we're back in school, but right now it seems like we're looking at late March.
by reindeer
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 115411

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

Given that our mirror has been rescheduled for 3/27, what would teams think of our postponing this until March as well? 3/13 is Ben Cooper, but would March 20 work better than February? Supposedly, though, we're not allowed to come back on the 20th, something I hope to get resolved before then. I'm ...
by reindeer
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)
Replies: 105
Views: 115411

Re: NAREN at TJ (1/30/10)

We are going to reopen registration and reschedule for 2/20. If you came to NAREN and would like to come back, your spot will be held. If you can't come, you will be refunded. Please email us at tjhsstquizbowl@gmail.com at your earliest convenience in either case. If you did not register for NAREN b...