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by mpellegrini
Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)
Replies: 16
Views: 5614

Re: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)

You might also want to inquire with Matt Groth. For our mirror at Delaware, he edited the set to replace Canadian-specific questions with American ones, and added a twelfth packet in the process.
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Are there any future mirrors of this?
We're looking to mirror this at UW later in May.
by mpellegrini
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE Mirror @ University of Delaware (4/23/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 3309

Re: BLASTOISE Mirror @ University of Delaware (4/23/11)

Yes, I'm working on that. (Someone else has the stats. I'll see about getting them up ASAP)
Gonzagapuma1 wrote:For anyone wondering, a team of Chris Ray and Ben and Sid from Penn swept for the field, with a team of myself, Mehdi and Ozzie coming in second. I assume stats will be up eventually?
by mpellegrini
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13324

Re: NHBB Discussion

This tournament has a lot of potential, but it also had some organizational problems that should be addressed. Even setting aside the issue of a lack of experienced quiz bowlers to run the tournament (which as Dave pointed out, could not be helped) there are a lot of easy-but-nonobvious things that ...
by mpellegrini
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 7260

Re: American History Packet

If we're still doing it by email, I'll take a copy.
by mpellegrini
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE Mirror @ University of Delaware (4/23/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 3309

Re: BLASTOISE Mirror @ University of Delaware (4/23/11)

Yes, this is going forward. As it now stands, the field is:

* Wissahickon HS
* Concord HS
* Richard Montgomery HS
* NYU
Plus 1-2 house teams and a free agent.
by mpellegrini
Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware State Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Delaware State Championship

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Hopefully Mark or Bill Tressler will post them in time.
Bill has them.
by mpellegrini
Tue Mar 08, 2011 3:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

We should have enough staff on hand to form a house team (if there's an odd number of teams) or to supply some free agents to teams that are under strength (if there's an even number of teams). Given that the field for this (with the exception of Maryland) appears to essentially be a conglomerate of...
by mpellegrini
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware State Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Delaware State Championship

We'll be sending about 4-5 moderators to this event.
by mpellegrini
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)
Replies: 16
Views: 5614

Re: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (19 March 2011)

The University of Delaware is interested in mirroring this tournament sometime in April. Give us a week or two to hash out the specifics.
by mpellegrini
Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware State Championship
Replies: 15
Views: 2851

Re: Delaware State Championship

We'll be helping moderate this event, but don't have any definite numbers yet.
by mpellegrini
Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

For parking - I strongly suggest parking in the Trabant parking garage. It's two blocks from the tournament and the whole day's parking should run you about $5. (Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Trabant+University+Center+Garage,+Newark,+DE&aq=&sll=39.682474,-75.754627...
by mpellegrini
Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 4012

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

For parking - I strongly suggest parking in the Trabant parking garage. It's one block from the tournament and the whole day's parking should run you about $5. (Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Trabant+University+Center+Garage,+Newark,+DE&aq=&sll=39.682474,-75.754627&...
by mpellegrini
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI 2011 @ University of Delaware - CANCELED
Replies: 19
Views: 2977

Re: DWI 2011 @ University of Delaware (March 5, 2011)

DumbJaques wrote:So is this tournament canceled?
Yes.
by mpellegrini
Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware, 3/26/11
Replies: 30
Views: 8189

Re: Blue Hen Invitational @ University of Delaware, 3/26/11

IS-105 is reserved for state championships i believe (which apparently Delaware will not have for the first time in nearly a decade). We're considering hosting this in April, if there is sufficient interest from local teams (April seems to be a conflict-prone month for quiz bowl) and if everything ...
by mpellegrini
Sat Jan 29, 2011 4:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6323

Re: TIT Discussion

DumbJaques wrote:I personally would have anti-prompted you
What's an anti-prompt?
by mpellegrini
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6323

Re: TIT Discussion

The only questionable TU choice I recall was the Obama tossup in the Penn packet that referenced anime and his fictional sexual relationship with Hilary Clinton. There was also a TU on the Anglo-Boer where I negged with Battle of Rorke's Drift. I'd have to see that question to know if it was my faul...
by mpellegrini
Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18019

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

lazcisco wrote:Make sure you send us an invoice for how much we owe for the tournament and where to send the check to (you can email it to uncquizbowl@gmail.com), I'd feel bad having played and not actually paying for it.
Ditto.
by mpellegrini
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18019

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Just thought I'd say that I had a good time at this tournament. It was a very competitive field, and the packets were well edited. (The only issues I had were that the first round had a bonus where the third answer was mentioned in the second question, and the Penn packet had an extremely dubious tr...
by mpellegrini
Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18019

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Delaware will be bringing one team (At least one. It's theoretically possible some other club members will decide to come, but I doubt this will happen). We will submit the packet before the end of the week.
by mpellegrini
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18019

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Batsteve wrote:Unless something terrible happens that makes me lose faith in the fifteen, there will be powers.
Are question writers expected to put in power marks, or is that something only the editors are doing?
by mpellegrini
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13318

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

I had an exceptionally good time at this tournament. The questions were accessible and the field was competitive. We had three of our matches - against State College, Princeton A, and George Mason - come down to the final question and managed to lose all of them :sad: There were a couple of inexperi...
by mpellegrini
Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13318

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

Lapego1 wrote: If we cut those two and have some of you join Nick (and Bruce?) and some Jerry + Trevor (if they're okay with it), I have no problem with it. We'd do a full round robin with 12 teams + finals if necessary (no byes).
No objections here.
by mpellegrini
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13318

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

Lapego1 wrote: Actually, it'd be great format-wise if your two could join up with a team already out there because we won't be able to field house teams and are still stuck at 17 at the moment.
I certainly don't object, and I don't think anyone on my team will. Anyone out there want to merge teams?
by mpellegrini
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13318

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

Delaware has 6 players for our two teams. So if there are any free agents or half-teams out there, contact me and we can work something out.

Also, none of my teammates want to do Eyes that Do Not See, so it looks like we won't be staying for it after all.
by mpellegrini
Sat Nov 27, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13318

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

I think at least one Delaware team will be interested in playing Eyes that Do Not See II. I will ask at our meeting this week to confirm and post here afterward.
by mpellegrini
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historical works question
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Re: Historical works question

For the record, the specific question I had in mind is a bonus in which the first part is a non-fictitious work of history, the second part is the author, the third part is another non-fictitious history by that same author. But getting back to my original question - assuming that we all agree that ...
by mpellegrini
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historical works question
Replies: 13
Views: 1438

Historical works question

I apologize if this has been discussed previously, but where in the standard academic distribution do non-fictitious works of history go? I'm thinking of works along the lines of 'History of the English Speaking People' by Winston Churchill or 'A People's History of the United States' by Zinn. Would...
by mpellegrini
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 20789

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I wrote a large chuck of the Delaware packet, but ended up missing the tournament. I'm curious to see how it got edited. Anyone know when this set is going to be posted?
by mpellegrini
Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13318

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

As noted here U. Delaware is planning to send 2-3 teams.
by mpellegrini
Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 12360

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

Due to an unforeseeable circumstance (a death in my family, and a funeral on the same day as this tournament) I personally won't be able to attend. Since I was driving the team down in my car, we're looking into alternate transportation.
by mpellegrini
Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10
Replies: 51
Views: 12360

Re: ACF Fall at UVA 11/6/10

Delaware will be bringing one team. (Possibly a second, but that's exceedingly unlikely)
by mpellegrini
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20356

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Is there a forum thread somewhere for the Virginia/Mid-Atlantic ACF Fall mirror?
by mpellegrini
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at U. Delaware (9/18/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 4174

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at U. Delaware (9/18/10)

We're training a new stats person, so we're going to be a little slow getting stats up. Please bear with us. A quick summary: we had 3 U Penn Teams and 3 house teams. We did a double round-robin. James, from U. Penn won (I think he went 10-0, but I'm not positive) The questions were well edited. The...
by mpellegrini
Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6508

Re: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)

Are the packets for this tournament posted anywhere?
by mpellegrini
Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at U. Delaware (9/18/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 4174

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at U. Delaware (9/18/10)

Just a quick field update: Upenn is now up to 4 teams. The house will be fielding either 2 or 4 teams, one of which will be Alex Gross by himself.
by mpellegrini
Fri Jun 25, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10311

Re: Delaware 09-10

~ Will the University of Delaware step up and host more than one tournament? Well, I can't speak for UD just yet, but I'd totally be up for running multiple tournaments. I think that with a little more effort and outreach, we could help build up DE quizbowl so that it becomes more than a 3 school a...
by mpellegrini
Wed May 05, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11253

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

Cheynem wrote:I'm glad that neither of you wrote the tossup on Silence of the Lambs: the musical which ended up in your packet.
I wrote that one. What was wrong with it?
by mpellegrini
Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11253

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

I didn't go, but I helped to write the Delaware A packet. If anyone has feedback, I'd like to hear it.
by mpellegrini
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10
Replies: 75
Views: 11253

Re: DOKTRINE-University of Pittsburgh-4/10

It's been several days. Can we get stats?
by mpellegrini
Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7047

Re: General Discussion

(Mark assures me that his Van Buren question did not claim that VB ordered the Trail of Tears). 19. The burning of a ship that had been supplying rebels by Canadian loyalists caused this man to protest to Great Britain, to no avail. His second running mate, the grandson of a previous president, was...
by mpellegrini
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BUZZERFEST: General Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 7047

Re: General Discussion

I'm still waiting for a copy of the packet set, but I wanted to mention that I felt the Colombia C packet had a substantial amount of net bait. I believe there were 9 or 10 negs in the Delaware/Maryland match. In particular: * In the battle of the Teutoburg Forest question, the second or third clue ...
by mpellegrini
Sun Mar 28, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6555

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

I was at Buzzerfest yesterday, and I'd like to chat about it.
by mpellegrini
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7554

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

During the Trash set that UD wrote for the annual Blue Hen trash round, this happened too. It did happen in the BHI tracket, but only twice (TUs 7 and 12) and only because the BHI trash packet was mostly recycled from the unread generic DWI trash packet. (The person who was in charge of the BHI tra...
by mpellegrini
Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE
Replies: 47
Views: 6680

Re: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE

Thanks Nick. Apparently it was a heck of a game, had to go to TU21. Wish i could have watched but i was moderating. It was just pointed out to me that this wasn't resolved correctly. A tiebreaker is supposed to be three tossups. Sorry that we didn't emphasize that at the opening meeting. I'll take ...
by mpellegrini
Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE
Replies: 47
Views: 6680

Re: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:well, "kids," i guess, some of them are my age!).
Or older :)
by mpellegrini
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE
Replies: 47
Views: 6680

Re: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE

Order of finish: 1. GDS A (Matt Jackson playing solo) 2. Caesar Rodney A 3. Grand Theft Charter 4. Richard Montgomery A 5. Blake 6 Call of Charter iV: Modern Quizbowl 7. Chartercrafft: Buzz War 8. Charter Charter Revolution 9. Richard Montgomery B 10. Charter Gear Solid 11. C. Milton Wright A 12.. G...
by mpellegrini
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 7554

Re: DWI - University of Delaware - 03/06/2010

We're going to do a postmortem on the question set tomorrow. So if anyone has any other feedback (particularly about the packets nobody has commented on yet - lit, military history, games, and the internet) I'd be interested in hearing your opinions.