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by Smuttynose Island
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 2271

Re: FLopen 2020

Is there a fixed date yet for the "main site" of FLOpen? I know things are still very much up in the air, but regions are starting to come together to plan their fall schedules. It be nice to have some additional information here so that regions don't schedule non-novice events against whatever the ...
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to prepare for College Nationals
Replies: 9
Views: 1473

Re: How to prepare for College Nationals

Complementing Ryan, Andrew, and Tejas' excellent "high level" posts on studying for Nats-level quizbowl, I'd like to share my own approach to studying Visual Arts. When I'm actively studying, I like to take a "textbook+" approach to studying visual arts. Each "week", I try to read 10-20ish pages fro...
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Mindset in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 577

Re: Mindset in Quiz Bowl

The theory section is a great place for this post, WIll. A lot of the frustrations that you lay out are frustrations that I myself have dealt with, moreso over the later half of my career as I have played more events solo. I haven't found any "magic bullets" for eliminating these frustrations, but h...
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 3962

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

jonah wrote: Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:54 pm
  • ...
  • Not thinking that the discussion in this thread was representative of enough customers
  • ...
Has NAQT considered surveying their collegiate customer base about this?

EDIT: More "business friendly" language.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: DECAMERON Packet
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: DECAMERON Packet

Here are the top 10 scores:

Mike Sorice
65
ankit
55
tracy
45
Pinyan
40
arthur [gds]
30
mazin [harvard]
20
r_hi
15
DMA [HCHS --> Y]
15
Natan Holtzman (Stanford)
15
Alexis J.
15

There were many negs.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: DECAMERON Packet
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: DECAMERON Packet

Piggybacking on this thread to announce that I am going to read my team's DECAMERON packet online tomorrow at 6pm PT.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Online Quizbowl in the West
Replies: 12
Views: 2571

Re: The Online Quizbowl in the West

Because of The Situation, almost all if not all quizbowl tournaments that will happen this fall will probably be online. Although online tournaments are worse than in-person ones in many respects, one upside they do have is that online closed tournaments that have more than one mirror don't need to...
by Smuttynose Island
Sun May 31, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

Scores from the second reading:

Jordan B: 2/11/3 125pts
Will N: 1/2/0 35pts
Kenji S: 0/2/1 15pts

Packet will be upload soon.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun May 31, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

I will do a second reading tonight at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. It will take place in the packet2 channel on the main Discord.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed May 27, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

Packet was read in Discord. Here are the scores from people who buzzed in. Aseem: 2/1/2 30 Doug: 1/1/2 15 Eric: 0/0/1 -5 Ethan Seal: 1/0/2 5 Halle: 1/1/0 25 Jake Boonin: 0/0/2 -10 Mike Bentley: 0/1/6 -20 Nick Jensen: 2/1/0 40 Peter S: 0/1/1 5 Rahul: 2/2/1 45 Vishwa: 0/1/1 5 Kevin: 0/1/1 5 I plan on ...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed May 27, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

As a reminder, this will be read in the Discord in about 3 hours.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon May 25, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

This tournament was won by Mattdaniel Squirrel. They defeated We're Playing CO in the finals. Final stats will be up tomorrow. In the meantime, here are prelim stats.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Preliminary Schedule here
by Smuttynose Island
Fri May 22, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Logistics email has gone out to teams in the field.

We were unable to find the staff to hold a 28 team tournament. I'm very sorry for those teams who were unable to make it off the waiting list. My hope is that there will be a second mirror that you all can play.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri May 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

I am still working on trying to expand the field to 28 teams. Expect a resolution of this within an hour or so. After the final decision is made, a logistics email will go out to all teams in the field and to staffers.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri May 22, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

I will read this packet Wednesday May 27th at 8PM ET / 5pm PT.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri May 22, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

I’m just a high schooler who‘s not exactly good and wanted to play some Brit content, and I don’t want to come off as disrespectful, but I was wondering why it would not be possible for the field to be expanded to 28 teams (which seems appropriate for the waitlist/FA list) and then have prelim brac...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 21, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Here's some preliminary logistics information. WHEN: This tournament will take place on 5/24/2020 beginning at 11am ET/8am PT. WHERE: On Zoom with a Discord backup. Please don't forget your webcam! Discord link etc will go out in the logistics email tomorrow. SIZE: We are officially running a 24 tea...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 21, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

Re: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

I will read this packet next week. Please mark your availability down here so that I can pick a time that works best for everyone. Final distribution is: Pre-1800s Western: 3/0 Post-1800s Western: 9/0 Pre-1900s Non-Western: 2/0 Post-1900s Non-Western: 6/0 Total: 20/0 Difficulty is "adventurous," but...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed May 20, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

As I've interpreted Will's public statements, the purpose of using Zoom and webcams is two-fold. The first is to more accurately recreate the in-person quizbowl experience by allowing players to see each other. Maybe this isn't meaningful to you, but it seems worthwhile enough of a goal to me to exp...
by Smuttynose Island
Sun May 17, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Some updates: Those who expressed interest in staffing should get an email tomorrow asking for them to confirm their availability. There will also be a short survey with regards to past online moderating experience plus preferred staffing roles. Filling out this survey will help us assign staffing a...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue May 12, 2020 2:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 7
Views: 2378

Re: Postseason poll

If it helps, you can find team BPAs for Penn Bowl and Fall Open by following the links below:

Penn Bowl

Fall Open
by Smuttynose Island
Mon May 11, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

I am happy to announce that we are expanding the field to 24 teams with the possibility of expanding to to 28 teams if there is interest. As the tournament is under two weeks away, I strongly encourage free agents to coalesce into teams. In order to accommodate such a large online field for a TUs+Bs...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 07, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

I'd also like to float the idea of increasing the tournament fee by $10. Doing so will allow us to fund scorekeepers, which I think are especially helpful for online events.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 07, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

CPiGuy wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 5:39 pm Given the apparent huge demand for this tournament, would people consider running a second online mirror if there are a significant number of interested people left out by the first one?
I am open to this idea.

In other news, we are expanding the field to 18 teams.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 07, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

warum wrote: Thu May 07, 2020 3:58 pm Is it required that the webcam be pointed at our hands? Or is a built-in laptop webcam that can only view our face OK?
Built-in webcams are fine.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 07, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)
Replies: 35
Views: 5509

Re: Cambridge Open Online (5/24)

Hey Everyone! I will be coordinating the logistics for this tournament. Given both the novelty of the Zoom tournament as well as the intense interest in this specific event, please bear with me a bit. Registration: Teams must officially register for this tournament by emailing me at dhothem[at]uoreg...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: POLL - Cambridge Open Online (May 24th)
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: POLL - Cambridge Open Online

I'm open to the idea of bouncebacks, but not if their inclusion adversely affects the schedule or field size. My personal preferences prioritize playing a round robin over bouncebacks. My concern with bouncebacks is the added time that they take. Based on the online mirror of TO, 9 rounds per day is...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 10
Views: 6261

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

I'm late to the party, but you can find a Jupyter Notebook template similar to the one I use to compute BPA on my github.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)
Replies: 36
Views: 5236

Re: SUN Open on Discord (April 19, 2020)

I'm much less interested in playing a TU only event and signed up under the assumption that we'd play bonuses. I've found that bonuses are a nice way to stay engaged during an online event.
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2188

A Bedside Companion to the History of Quizbowl Art

I am in the middle of completing a fairly hard packet on underrepresented art in the quizbowl canon. The packet will consist of somewhere between 20 and 30 tossups primarily focused on art produced by groups that are frequently underrepresented in the quizbowl canon. Some questions will focus on und...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 25 toss ups and five visual packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: 25 toss ups and five visual packets

There have been a number of Eyes packets read in the Discord before. Copying and pasting slides from the powerpoint presentation worked fine.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CamO 2020 available for mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

Re: CamO 2020 available for mirrors

I'm chiming in to express interest in an online mirror of this set. I'm especially interested in hearing tossups and bonuses. Depending upon what readers are available, I would love to play another two-day tournament like TO online. Maybe something in mid- or late-May can be arranged?
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll

So it looks like the 28th was the winning date. The TO team have been discussing how best to run the mirror. Given the length entailed by a Nats- set, plus a discord mirror, would people still be interested in playing and staffing if we had to split the mirror over multiple days? (i.e. the first 7-...
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification
Replies: 15
Views: 4883

Re: A Modest Proposal Regarding D2 ICT Qualification

I figure it behooves me to necro this thread since it seems likely that this situation will happen again. The combined-field Northwest SCT site was won by Washington B, a DII team, but since the only other DII teams at that site were all from Boise State there were only DII teams from two schools, ...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP
Replies: 18
Views: 8132

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2020 WORKSHOP

Are there any plans for an online mirror?
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Jan 26, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6700

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Edit: Also, I thought some of the quantitative questions were a bit weird. For ex., asking for a "magic angle" of 1.05 degrees, or the precise number of bandits in a Chinese gang (118? forget the exact question. but maybe that one is OK, if it's well-known.) There seemed to be a few questions which...
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4103

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Will's post does an excellent job capturing all of my first impressions of this tournament. Individual questions were clearly written and technically sound, but also very challenging for a variety of reasons. I'm looking forward to the public release of advanced stats (which is a great program for R...
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6700

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Seemed a bit silly having "contrast" as an answerline twice with pretty much exactly the same sentence as a "giveaway." There's definitely no problem with having repeating answerlines in different subjects, but it felt strange to see the same clue used.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: CO Matchmaking

I'm looking for teammates for CO. Historically my teams are competitive at VisArts, Physics, OSci, and finishing in the bottom bracket at CO.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10419

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

I'd be interested in an online mirror, if it's happening. Is there any info on this? To encourage people to play this tournament in person, we are not currently planning on having an online mirror. However, starting next month, I plan on play-testing my categories. If you can't play the set in-pers...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/19
Replies: 1
Views: 2280

Re: 2019 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/19

How did this tournament go?
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at Boise State on 10/19/19
Replies: 7
Views: 3369

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at Boise State on 10/19/19

tiwonge wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:24 am Matt (Colorado) and Daniel (Oregon) split their games. Since Daniel had to leave to catch a flight and couldn't play a tie-breaker, they agreed to just call it a draw.

Daniel was top scorer overall.
Big thanks to BSU for hosting and to Matt for graciously suggesting a draw unprompted.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: CO Reject Readings
Replies: 1
Views: 4521

CO Reject Readings

I plan on reading my team's rejected CO questions in the Discord tonight around 10pm EST.

Others should feel free to piggyback on this thread if they wish to announce their reject readings!
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11573

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

UlyssesInvictus wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:19 pm Daniel Hothem has graciously volunteered to summarize the CANONEXPANSION and Unanswered Question stats
Apologies if it takes 2 or 3 days.
They are up (with a few errors)!

Unanswered Question

CANONEXPANSION
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11573

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

I'd like to suggest expanding the field to 9 teams and at worst committing to run a 9 team round robin. That will, for now, solve the demand issue while also guaranteeing enough staffers to run the event. If more staffers sign up, then we can readjust. If not, we've at least got 50% more people play...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Collegiate Post-Season Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5770

Re: 2018-19 Collegiate Post-Season Poll

Sorry about this. Only two people voted, so there will be no results this year. Hopefully, there will be better coordination next year and the poll can go out much earlier than it did.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC Liveblogging
Replies: 0
Views: 3466

2019 PACE NSC Liveblogging

Hey Everyone! It is finally time! The 2019 PACE NSC kicks off today. You can find a list of twitter and instagram accounts below that will be reporting throughout the tournament to help those at home follow along! Twitter Liveblogs: PACE Account Daniel Hothem Rebecca Rosenthal Micheal Borecki James ...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon May 20, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 37565

Re: Player Poll 2019

I began by looking at the subcategory scoring breakdown for players at EFT, Terrapin, ACF Regionals, and Sun God. Why not Penn Bowl? I initially intended to compile Penn Bowl data (and SGI data for science), but ultimately decided that the data I had already compiled was "good enough" and that my t...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon May 20, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 37565

Re: Player Poll 2019

The biggest flaw this year to me, as the person organizing the poll, was simply the lack of ballots in certain categories. Maybe more ballots would balance things out, but I really do see the biggest problem as 1) a lack of pertinent information 2) bad interpretations of that information. In additi...