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by pleasewalkforward
Sat May 24, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)
Replies: 35
Views: 14567

Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

I can play or moderate, as needed.
by pleasewalkforward
Thu May 01, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Typos and such
Replies: 7
Views: 1068

Re: Typos and such

In TU 13 of Round 2 (answerline Mckinley), a certain Isaac Loften is mentioned as a postmaster that was reassigned by Mckinley. I couldn't find anything about "Isaac Loften" online in relation to Mckinley, was he in a book somewhere? Found it in a book online, but my computer with it bookmarked is ...
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2073

Re: General discussion

Fair point. Will tone done.
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2073

Re: General discussion

with bonus parts on the Karpass Peninsula (I think the donkey is less famous than what the bonus made it to be) Replacing Northern Cyprus with Cyprus as the middle part, I figured the bonus had been toned down enough to merit what was admittedly one of the harder geography hard parts. Will rethink ...
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 2793

Re: Specific question requests and discussion

In round 4, for the tossup on "suspension bridges", my teammate answered "train bridges" and was negged. I don't remember exactly which bridge was being mentioned, but if that bridge really is specifically for trains, that should probably be an alternative answer choice. New York’s DUMBO neighborho...
by pleasewalkforward
Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 4867

Re: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)

Congratulations to Kellenberg A for taking first place and to "Northern Delaware Academy" for a hard-fought second. The full order of finish is as follows: 1. Kellenberg A 2. "Northern Delaware Academy" 3. Darien A 4. AMSA 5. Mountain Lakes A 6. Arlington 7. Sharon A 8. North Babylon 9. Greens Farms...
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 4867

Re: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)

Field update: Two teams have already entered the field from the waiting list, but it remains unlikely that there will be too much more movement in the field. As a courtesy to the other teams waiting, please e-mail me as soon as possible if your team will be unable to make it. A full set of logistica...
by pleasewalkforward
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 4867

Re: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)

After I received an absolutely astounding number of registrations within two days, the field for FAcT is now full, at 20 teams. Unfortunately, try as we might, our room reservations are strictly limited due to other events on campus, so a field expansion will not be possible. The waiting list is alr...
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 47
Views: 18515

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2013-14

FAcT IX will be held on October 12. Further info: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14809
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 33955

Re: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14

RyuAqua wrote:FAcT room reservations are confirmed for October 12 as well. We'll be using an NAQT A-set.
More details: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=14809
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 4867

FAcT IX at Yale (New Haven, CT, 10/12/13)

Yale Student Academic Competitions will be hosting our ninth annual Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT), on Yale's campus on Saturday, October 12, 2013. The tournament will use untimed rounds of 20 tossups and bonuses from NAQT's Introductory Invitational Series set (IS-131A). In-person registration wi...
by pleasewalkforward
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54144

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

If my memory serves me, this set used BC/AD for date nomenclature, as opposed to BCE/CE. I know at least ACF prefers the latter; was this just for HSNCT or a general NAQT style recommendation?
by pleasewalkforward
Sat May 18, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 10229

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (May 24, Atlanta)

I'll play and contribute some questions.
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DII specific question discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 1716

Re: DII specific question discussion

The tossup on "Jewish men" had at least some clues that applied to women, if I remember correctly--e.g. Jewish women immerse in a mikvah as part of the conversion process.
by pleasewalkforward
Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6616

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Congratulations to Penn for taking first and to Columbia for a close second. Full order of finish and the top 10 prelim scorers are in the post above. Full stats can be viewed here: Prelims Playoffs Combined Thanks to all the teams who came today. A special thanks to all the staffers, including outs...
by pleasewalkforward
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6616

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Pleased to announce the field will be expanding to 16 teams, and we have one spot left open.
by pleasewalkforward
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6616

Re: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

Quick updates: 1) UConn has registered 2 teams; 2) my Internet access over break from the 10th to the 21st may be a bit spotty, so registration processing may take longer than normal.
by pleasewalkforward
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6616

MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)

On Saturday, March 30, 2013, Yale will be hosting a mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament . This tournament is only open to undergraduates and high school students . Past MUT sets, of similar difficulty to what you should expect, can be found here: 2012 ; 2011 ; 2010 . The field cap is si...
by pleasewalkforward
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 176
Views: 124005

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

I've gotten buzzes on Pinter from watching the reverse-chronology Seinfeld episode The Betrayal, based loosely off his work of similar name.
by pleasewalkforward
Mon May 14, 2012 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 19847

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

I'm definitely interested in playing.
by pleasewalkforward
Wed May 02, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 31452

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Going to Yale next year and playing quizbowl.
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 25991

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

Although recent national tournaments have had live blogs and live audio streams, the sheer amount of NASAT coverage and tournament integration thereof was phenomenal. For most rounds, three or four games had simultaneous live blog commentary and all had audio. Having three staffers to a room (a mod,...
by pleasewalkforward
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13734

Re: NHBB Discussion

At the state bowls the pyramidal 4th quarter toss-ups were worth 20. I mean the 4th quarter makes it very difficult for the best teams to get hosed by the trailing team picking the easier 3rd quarter category. But it also allows a team to win a game despite having answered fewer questions overall t...
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 2915

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

Sorry, It's Academic taping for us. Hope the tournament goes well!
by pleasewalkforward
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011
Replies: 37
Views: 20772

Re: TJIAT @ TJ, 2/12/2011

As a witness to the whole situation, I would like to thank all of TJ's team for their utmost professionalism. They handled an unexpected and tricky occurrence with maturity and decorum.
by pleasewalkforward
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7375

Re: Getting Good at History

I have to recommend Larry Gonick's Cartoon History of the Universe and Cartoon History of the Modern World. These books are surprisingly in-depth and very quick to read. They also come with bibliographies of more scholarly works if you want to dig even deeper. Glad I'm not the only one who has gott...
by pleasewalkforward
Tue May 18, 2010 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)
Replies: 59
Views: 25131

Re: PSAT/NMSQT @ St. Anselm's Abbey School (3/12/2011)

In case anyone was wondering, just under one quarter of the set has been written.
Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:This is the greatest pair of acronymns ever chosen for a tournament.
Making up acronyms is one of the most fun (and most labor-intensive) parts of running a tournament.
by pleasewalkforward
Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)
Replies: 74
Views: 12533

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament @ GDS (3/13/10)

Besides some randomization issues that can likely be easily fixed, this tournament was both well written and run. Thanks to the GDS quizbowl team for running this. On a side note, who is Paul Wasserman?
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 25649

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)

Actually, I'll take this opportunity to publicly thank St. Anselm's student Matt Palmer, who, despite not being involved with our program or even having any knowledge of quizbowl before today, stepped in during the playoffs to work with Mr. C and kept the best scoresheets I got all day. Thanks, man...
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT
Replies: 43
Views: 11315

Re: DATE CHANGE: ACF Regionals at UMD (2/21) with side of SCT

On a more positive note...
I'd just like to thank the UMD for putting on a well-run tournament (that was under a mile from my house!). The moderators were excellent, and the staff proved capable of seamlessly making last minute adjustments.
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party mirror at VCU (2/14/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 3812

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party mirror at VCU (2/14/2010)

Prof.Whoopie wrote:I am definitely interested in playing this, and I may be able to convince Jacob to do so as well. However, Matt isn't going to be available, so we're looking for teammates.
Yeah, I'm in
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Nov 22, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 21325

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

Prof.Whoopie wrote:Sure, losing our first match with SC on two buzzer races and a technicality was pretty frustrating, but that was still a fun game.
Seconded. Many thanks to UPenn for running a really excellent tournament and efficiently completing it in time for us to make our train.
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 16415

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

2. The Jews, chronically at the wrong place at the wrong time, have holidays to commemorate such mishaps. Name some, for 10 points each. [10] This festival, on which leavened bread may not be eaten, celebrates Moses and the Israelites’ escape from their years of Egyptian slavery. ANSWER: Passover [...
by pleasewalkforward
Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 15706

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

I think you might need Firefox to open the stats.
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Oct 11, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 15706

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

I am slightly more familiar with things like Major League Baseball, and I believe there is a limit to how much you could have played before you were ineligible for Rookie of the Year honors, and the current standards are at 130 at bats, 50 innings pitched or 45 days on the active roster of a Major ...
by pleasewalkforward
Sun Oct 11, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 15706

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

Aidan ain't no novice. Was he within the rules to attend? Actually that's not as clear cut as we've made it out to be, as i quote... "We are allowing teams consisting of players in their first or second year of high school competition, with the exception that middle schoolers may play even if they ...
by pleasewalkforward
Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10
Replies: 94
Views: 15706

Re: Fall Novice Mirror at Maggie Walker on 10/10

Thanks to the Maggie Walker team and all the writers for such a great tournament! It really had no major problems--early scheduling problems were quickly and neatly resolved, the packet was spot-on in terms of difficulty, and the moderators were clear. Just to nitpick, though, there were a few repea...