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by Duncan Idaho
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season
Replies: 63
Views: 27721

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

Just for clarity, I'm pretty sure Robert Harden graduated last year. I thought Trevor Davis had as well.
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

After playing another round robin, modified UVA played Maryland A in another "final" (packet 11) and won. Matt Bollinger, Chris Ray, Doug Yetman, and Evan Adams were the top four scorers. I've separated the three draft rounds from the double round robin stats , which also include the two "final" rou...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

Stats for the three draft rounds are available here.

Someone decided to change team composition again, because "no one really cares." The teams are back to their original composition, except Daniel Hothem was traded for Isaac Hirsch. We will play either one or two more round robins.
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)
Replies: 82
Views: 21032

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Peaceful Resolution at Chicago (3/3/2012)

Notably Not Pierre wrote:Stats are being updated round by round right here.

Enjoy.
Can you enable round report?
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

Somebody else can if they care to do so. UVA won a single round robin of three games, defeating Maryland in the first game of an advantaged final. Packet 4 was used for that game. The drafted rounds have begun. We will play either a double or triple round robin with these four teams. The teams consi...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

We are playing a single round robin with the university teams, then we're going through with Evan's draft idea for the remaining round robins. The finals will be decided based on the drafted teams.
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

In case someone didn't get my logistical email: This is the official logistics email for the tournament. A map of the Fairfax campus of George Mason University is attached. If at all possible, please send me a roster with the names of the individuals on your teams and please give me a phone number t...
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

Since this is such a small field how would people feel about running a brief tournament (like a single round robin) and then doing a draft or some other exciting reconfiguration of teams? I'm okay with doing this if a majority of the field is. This is important: we are currently short one buzzer. W...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

FIELD (4):
2-3 Maryland
1 NYU

I have received no email from Bruce Arthur or the aforementioned UVA players. I will get in contact with them.
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Re: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

A field update will be posted by midnight.
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Feb 17, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at GWU
Replies: 25
Views: 10039

Re: ACF Regionals at GWU

Do you know what the charge is to park in the garage? The Orange Line is doing maintenance between the Virginia Square and Clarendon stations, and since the metro starts up at 7:00 and the bus service is notoriously slow between metro stations, I think that it's probably easier for GMU to drive ove...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 8543

Peaceful Resolution at George Mason University (3/3/2012)

After an unduly long delay, I am pleased to announce that George Mason University will be hosting Chicago's house-written tournament, "the Peaceful Resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis" on March 3, 2012. The tournament will be edited by Ike Jose of Illinois and Marshall Steinbaum of Chicago, and G...
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT SCT
Replies: 25
Views: 7872

Re: 2012 NAQT SCT

When will we know about a region 4 host? Is there going to be one?
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Oct 23, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

Combined stats are posted here. Round report wasn't generated, and the Pitt B-UMD B game was entered twice. I'll fix this later.

EDIT: Pitt B
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

The logistics email should have been sent out to every school. If for some reason no one from your school has it, post your email address in this thread.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Oct 19, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

Our administration has moved our game rooms from Robinson due to a failure in our booking site, 25live. Currently, half of our game rooms are located in the Johnson Center, and the remaining half are located in the academic building Science and Technology II. This is potentially disastrous, so I am...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

Our administration has moved our game rooms from Robinson due to a failure in our booking site, 25live. Currently, half of our game rooms are located in the Johnson Center, and the remaining half are located in the academic building Science and Technology II. This is potentially disastrous, so I am ...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

For the purpose of putting names into SQBS, and also for the purpose of making the brackets even, I'm asking each school to email or PM me a roster for each of its teams with first and last names. If a player is uncomfortable giving his or her first and last name, please give his or her first name a...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

The field stands as follows. Currently we are at a prime number of teams. If you are in the field and one or more of your teams intends to drop, please let me know immediately. Registered (17)(emailed): Delaware VCU Liberty GW x2 UVA x3 Pitt x3 Maryland x3 Penn x2 Rutgers Wait list: Buzzer (14): Del...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:Hey, Ben, since we're still listed at 2-3, I wanted to make sure you got my email confirming 3 teams.
The top thread is where the full field is listed.
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

Hey Ben, just want to confirm that you got my email about adding a third Maryland team. I have. And with the addition of quite a few Pitt and Princeton teams to the field, we now have 16 officially confirmed teams and two uncomfirmed Penn teams. I'm going to tentatively cap the field. Any more inte...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

tl;dr version: The field stands at 11-12, pending details from Penn, Maryland, and UVA. The field has been updated, with buzzers and confirmed outside staff, in the first post. Twelve days from the tournament, the field stands as follows: Registered (7-8)(emailed): Delaware VCU Liberty GW x2 UVA x2-...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

Re: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

Barring unforeseen circumstances, I will be this tournament's director. Our team will provide between four and eight staff members, so obviously we will need a considerable number of outside staff for this tournament to run. I will be seeking staff volunteers among local quizbowl alumni and Mason se...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 11971

MAGNI Mirror at George Mason University (10/22/11)

I am pleased to announce that George Mason University will host the mid-Atlantic mirror of MAGNI on 10/22/11 at our Fairfax campus. MAGNI is a collaboration between Chris Chiego and Auroni Gupta at UCSD, Matt Jackson, John Lawrence, and Kevin Koai at Yale, and Jerry Vinokurov. It will be a regular d...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 96690

Re: On-going season rankings

Unless I'm mistaken, I don't believe the ICT is comparable enough to any other set that has been played to have a significant impact on these rankings. Perhaps it's not, but ACF Nationals was included even though it is certainly even less comparable to any of the other sets and fewer teams played i...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 42
Views: 9328

Re: Chicago Open Side Event Wrangling

I wonder if anyone would be willing to go in with Auroni - maybe do some sort of hybrid academic and trash event? As a probable non-participant in CO but a possible participant in a 2012 CULT II, I like this solution because it preserves more Mike Bentley trash for a reincarnation of CULT, while sa...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13674

Re: NHBB Discussion

In NHBB format, our bonuses correspond to the subject of the question. So if you get a tossup on ancient Greece, your bonus is on ancient Greece, etc. Have any other question providers/tournaments considered this? The only downside is that you can't just separate the tossups and bonuses, and go dow...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 25930

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:Are other relatively local regional teams like Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina that didn't go last year considering this?
South Carolina doesn't fit into either of these categories, but I am in the process of organizing its team.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Apr 20, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 7456

Re: American History Packet

If you want it, let me know. I am assuming this is an intentional homage to Olivia Newton-John. Or perhaps to Lil Jon? I'll read it in the IRC at some point perhaps for those diehards who would like to play it semi-competitively. Please do, and post the prospective time in this thread or on Facebook.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Multiple Answers to a Tossup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1484

Re: Multiple Answers to a Tossup?

The question began something like this: "This ruler's reign saw country A invade country B, where they clashed at the Battle of C." At this point, I buzzed in and answered with the name of the ruler of country A at the time of the battle in question. The mod said this was wrong, I negged, and the q...
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 7456

Re: American History Packet

Send it to me, too, please, at the email listed under my avatar.
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13674

Re: NHBB Discussion

... a number of reasons. 1. Lack of staff. The first rule of tournament direction is "Don't run a tournament for which you don't have sufficient competent staff." This tournament did not have anything approaching sufficient competent staff. Just because someone was your buddy from Jeopardy! doesn't...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I agree very much with Mike here: these bonuses both seemed far too easy to be in the final (or near-final) packets of Division I. I just wanted to note that (as far as I know) NAQT does not differentiate the late rounds of the ICT set from the early rounds--everything is meant to be at the same le...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

Could someone post that "Sexual Revolution" tossup from the DII final? That didn't seem like a very good idea for a tossup (although probably would have made a decent bonus). To me, the history bonuses in the DI final seemed a bit on the easy side compared to the other topics. One that especially c...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I am inclined to agree with Jarret about this. The set of scientific texts (that don't meander into philosophy) that are tossupable at this level is probably Principia Mathematica and Elements (correct me if I'm wrong), and this clearly wasn't Elements . EDIT: That's fair, though it could also have...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

InspectorHound wrote:Can you post the David Foster Wallace tossup from round 6?
This isn't relevant to the question at all, but coincidentally enough, there was a newspaper, possibly from that day, with an article about him lying around our playoff room.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

Could the text to the Dijkstra algorithm question in round 10 be posted? I wrote down in my notes that it didn't state "this ___" until the end. Also, about the bonus on sailing (Master/Purser/Bosun) in round 5 (Division II)... In our room it was zeroed. I'd be interested to hear where this was not ...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5429

Re: 2011 ICT discussion (Fred: WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE)

I have a question about the tournament's format. If, after 14 rounds, Chicago, OSU, VCU, and MIT all had three losses and Yale had none, why wasn't Yale awarded the Div II championship outright? I was under the impression that this was now universally how (good, bracketed) tournaments were settled. ...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds

1/0 Sports (Ted Hughes) :capybara: Whoops, that's my fault, I confused him with Ted Williams because I wasn't paying attention very well. Those better even out lit and fine arts, but the sub-distribution of fine arts in that half is still 100% music and 0% visual, instead of being about 50% visual ...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds

EDIT: The fact that the third geography tossup was miscellaneous evens out the distribution a little, but still, why three geography tossups in half a packet? EDIT: Ted Hughes is not Ted Williams and therefore is lit rather than sports. I agree with you Charles, this packet seemed slightly heavy in ...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2081

Re: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds

bt_green_warbler wrote:Round 15, used for the playoff tiebreakers, had 1/1 geography, both in the first half.
I was the one who mentioned this to Jake. The packet that I mean is packet 8. I'm writing out the rest of my post now.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

That was me. And it's not a matter of experience it's really just a matter of not wanting to contravene NAQT's rule about substituting my own judgment for what is written on the paper. I was following the instructions given at the staff meeting, though since both teams graciously agreed to the reso...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

Re: comment on my work

Thanks. Two other things, though: (1) that question was categorized as physics, not math, so I didn't have anything to do with it; and (2) for that bonus, if you were doing any kind of computation that took longer than five seconds, you were probably doing it wrong anyway. Yeah, I don't know why I o...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: comment on my work
Replies: 27
Views: 5129

Re: comment on my work

This is my first time writing questions for this level, and I would appreciate copious feedback. Here's what I did for each set. ... DIVISION II all mathematics editing Packet 1: tossup on the golden ratio ... Packet 4: tossup on double reeds Is there any particular reason "phi" isn't outright acce...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I can confirm that the games listed as 27 TUH are games that went to OT. Also, I have a question for NAQT about tiebreaker tossups- do they count towards a team's bonus conversion? If they do, this seems unfair, since teams only hear tiebreaker tossups and not tiebreaker bonuses. (Obviously if I ha...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 5429

Re: 2011 ICT discussion (Fred: WILL NOT HAPPEN HERE)

I can confirm that the games listed as 27 TUH are games that went to OT. I have a question for NAQT about tiebreaker tossups- do they count towards a team's bonus conversion? If they do, this seems unfair, since teams only hear tiebreaker tossups and not tiebreaker bonuses. (Obviously if I had take...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19920

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I was pretty surprised that It is So! (If You Think So) was not listed as an explicit alternate answer for Right You Are (If You Think You Are) . Something similar happened in the sixth Division II packet: in the bonus about Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea was not listed as a correct answe...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14681

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Lucy Lane wrote:Jordan, do you wanna team up for this. I am looking for some teammates as well
Cheynem wrote:I am still writing [the sixth packet that will be used for the finals] (with an assist from Zach Foster).
Is this not still in effect?