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by Dominator
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Do you have a set to host on Qblitz?
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Do you have a set to host on Qblitz?

Last year, Qblitz opened its virtual doors as a quizbowl hosting platform. In its first year, Qblitz ran two house-written tournaments and two events written by the QANTA project. Looking ahead to this upcoming year, we're looking to expand our offerings by hosting mirrors of sets written by the lar...
by Dominator
Mon May 13, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Season Finale (Online, May 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Qblitz Season Finale (Online, May 20)

We've extended the registration window until this Saturday, May 18. If you haven't signed up yet, please take the chance now. If you have signed up, invite a friend to join you!
by Dominator
Tue May 07, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Season Finale (Online, May 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Qblitz Season Finale (Online, May 20)

It seems that this event butting up against HSNCT travel was a bigger problem than anticipated, so we've decided to make the following changes: This event is now only one round on Monday, May 20 . Everyone will play in one big bracket. The registration fee for this event has been waived. Anyone in h...
by Dominator
Mon May 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Re: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)

Due to a small field, this event has been canceled.
by Dominator
Mon May 06, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (CANCELED)

Due to small field size, we've decided to cancel this event.

Qblitz is looking forward to running collegiate events in the upcoming year. If you're working on a set that you'd like to offer on our platform, please email me at noah@qblitz.org.
by Dominator
Thu May 02, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Getting Other Schools to Join Quiz Bowl
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Getting Other Schools to Join Quiz Bowl

Hey Justin - Thanks for taking on this initiative. Starting a new team takes a lot of effort, especially when there aren't many tournaments around to play. Perhaps you'd have an easier time if you could hook some players from other teams with some actual gameplay. I've got a company called Qblitz th...
by Dominator
Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)
Replies: 25
Views: 4408

Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

I'd be interested in attending, assuming the date and time works out. NASAT and Acronym sound cool.
by Dominator
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

Congratulations to the champion of QANTA League 1, Aayush Rajakesaran! Congratulations also to the top high school finishers of William Yaeger and Nathan Hazlett, who tied for 5th place. Keep your eyes out for announcements about the next installment of the QANTA League series. We hope to see you th...
by Dominator
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

Congratulations to the QANTA League 1 champion, Aayush Rajakesaran! You can watch the match between Aayush and the runner-up, Eric Wolfsberg, here.

The top finishers will be contacted by the QANTA Project about representing mankind against the machines at PACE NSC. Good luck!
by Dominator
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

Re: Announcing Qblitz

As I'm using this for the QANTA League, I find it as a useful resource and a fun game. A couple observations/questions, though: * Is it intentional that the answer is not provided after each question? * Is there a possibility to insert a "pause" feature between questions? If something came up while...
by Dominator
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Season Finale (Online, May 20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Qblitz Season Finale (Online, May 20)

Qblitz is excited to announce its second high school tournament, Qblitz Season Finale 1, to take place between Monday May 20 and Friday May 24 . The tournament will take place online on the Qblitz website. WHAT IS QBLITZ? The Qblitz website uses an automated moderator to read questions to players, a...
by Dominator
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: (CANCELLED) Terrapin 30 High School Mirror @ UMD (4/20/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1111

Re: (CANCELLED) Terrapin 30 High School Mirror @ UMD (4/20/2019)

If anyone was looking forward to playing in this tournament, there's still a chance to play Terrapin online at Qblitz. See this thread for details.
by Dominator
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)

Just a reminder that registration for this tournament is only open for about two more weeks. If you haven't played Terrapin yet, make sure to sign up soon at Qblitz.
by Dominator
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

Re: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

The tournament field current includes almost 100 players from 24 states and 6 countries. There's still plenty of room for more players, though! If you'd like to join this international event, please go to qblitz.online to sign up.
by Dominator
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

With 5 days left to register, we're closing in on 100 registrants from 24 states, 5 foreign countries, and 1 district of Columbia. If you haven't joined in yet, please go to qblitz.online to sign up.
by Dominator
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 2
Views: 1235

QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

(cross-posted from the Collegiate Announcements & Results section ) Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce the next installment in their tournament partnership, QANTA League 1 , which will take place April 22-26 , 2019. THE TOURNAMENT QANTA League 1 is an open tournament (players in college, post-...
by Dominator
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce the next installment in their tournament partnership, QANTA League 1 , which will take place April 22-26, 2019. THE TOURNAMENT QANTA League 1 is an open tournament (players in college, post-college, and pre-college are welcome) written at high school national...
by Dominator
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

This tournament happened. We were thrilled to have representatives from Alabama, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia playing. You can watch the final match at the Qblitz watch page . Stay tuned for upd...
by Dominator
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Wow, y'all are fast! The spots are filled.

If you're looking to play some Qblitz, please sign up for next month's free, open HS-nats difficulty QANTA League 1 event.
by Dominator
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Hey! This tournament is coming up and the field size is not the most convenient number. The first three high schoolers to
(1) have a Qblitz account and
(2) email me at noah@qblitz.org
will be added to the field free of charge.
by Dominator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 1085

Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)

( cross-post from Collegiate Announcements section ) Qblitz is pleased to announce a mirror of Terrapin on our website from May 13 to 17. The mirror will be open to individual players in college or high school (or earlier, I guess) and will feature tossups only. The Terrapin set is a medium-difficul...
by Dominator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)

Qblitz is pleased to announce a mirror of Terrapin on our website from May 13 to 17. The mirror will be open to individual players in college or high school (or earlier, I guess) and will feature tossups only . Each day of the tournament, participants will log in at their convenience during the 15-h...
by Dominator
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz

Thanks to everyone who voted. We've decided to move forward with this event. You should see an announcement up later today.

As a reminder, if there are any other events you'd like to play from home against quizbowlers across the country, please email us at buzz@qblitz.org to let us know.
by Dominator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 5051

Re: Indulge me a moment...

I'm in this thread for two reasons. The first is that I feel what you're saying. I never competed in collegiate quizbowl, but I did pour a lot of myself into quizbowl in high school and then as a coach. When those phases ended, I wasn't ready for quizbowl to not be a part of my life anymore. I've fo...
by Dominator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Re: INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz

Thanks to everyone who voted! Based on this data, we've decided not to run a Scobol Solo event on Qblitz this year. Hopefully we can make that happen in the future. If you're someone who wanted to play Solo, remember that there is a free event coming up next month on Qblitz called QANTA League 1. Yo...
by Dominator
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 12160

Re: Illinois 18-19

Congratulations to all the teams who competed at state today. It looks like there were a lot of great games. Of course, extra congratulations to the champions, Chicago Christian and Uni High, who had to survive an incredibly talented pool to claim their titles. I was in charge of producing the math ...
by Dominator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz

The writing team of Scobol Solo and Qblitz are considering running an online Solo mirror on the Qblitz platform in mid-April. Since there have been several mirrors across the country this year, we want to make sure there's still a viable field before we proceed. If the event did run, the format woul...
by Dominator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz

The writing team at Terrapin and Qblitz are considering running an online Terrapin mirror on the Qblitz platform. We would run this event in the leadup to HSNCT to let any college players who weren't able to make a live mirror an opportunity to play and also to give high schoolers an extra pre-nats ...
by Dominator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Karansebes Schnapps Vendor wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Will this event also use questions used at the in-person QANTA League mirror, or will these questions be fresh for participants of that event as well?
Great question, thanks for asking! The questions will once again be provided by the QANTA organization, but they will be new.
by Dominator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Qblitz is excited to announce its first high school tournament, Qblitz Spring 1, to take place between Monday March 25 and Friday March 29. The tournament will take place online on the Qblitz website . The Qblitz website uses an automated moderator to read questions to players, and then tracks where...
by Dominator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

This event happened. I'll avoid announcing the winner, because you can watch the de facto championship game here . In addition to providing some fun competition, we were able to generate 13,772 buzz points' worth of data for the QANTA project. If you like to play quizbowl or move the scientific need...
by Dominator
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Registration for this event closes tonight, and we've certainly got more space if people want to give it a try. The event is free. All you need to do is login to QBlitz, go to the Register section, and pick your event(s).

Hope to see you there!
by Dominator
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Reminder: registration for this event closes tonight. It's free, so all you need to do is login to Qblitz, go to the Register section, select the event(s) you want, and click the submit buttons.
by Dominator
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

The field is shaping up, with players from 3 states and 3 countries. Make sure to sign up for your spot soon before registration closes.
by Dominator
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

chinkan5 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:27 am
As the tournament is now free, will people who have already paid for this be reimbursed?
Absolutely.
by Dominator
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

There is a little less than a week left to sign up for this event. It is free of charge and being run on HS nationals level questions. If you'd like to practice for, say, IPNCT, this is a great opportunity. If you'd like to play, login to your Qblitz account and sign up!
by Dominator
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Bumping this thread to make sure everyone sees that this tournament is now being offered for free. There is a little under a week left to register, so make sure to login to your Qblitz account to sign up soon!
by Dominator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Regrettably, Qblitz has decided to cancel this tournament. We felt that the event wouldn't meet our standards if we held it now, and that we'd better serve our competitors by waiting until we could give them the tournament they deserve. Everyone registered for this event has been notified and is bei...
by Dominator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1245

QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce a new tournament, QANTA League 0, to be held online at Qblitz from February 16 to 22 of 2019. This is an open-eligibility individual competition run on high school nationals level questions. It will feature one round of competition each day from February 16 t...
by Dominator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2599

QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce a new FREE tournament, QANTA League 0, to be held online at Qblitz from February 16 to 22 of 2019. QANTA is a computer quizbowl-answering project that likes to test its mettle occasionally against human players. Last December, it did so at a live event at the...
by Dominator
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 12
Views: 3184

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

I personally don't trust the results of Solo very much. Scobol Solo has a history of not being the greatest of sets. I don't think that Solo is the best measure of a quizbowler, but question quality is not the issue here. I can't remember a year I was coaching when Solo wasn't in the top half of se...
by Dominator
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qblitz and QANTA
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

Qblitz and QANTA

Qblitz is excited to announce a new partnership with QANTA, the question-answering software being developed by Jordan Boyd-Graber and his team. Over the next couple months, Qblitz will be running open tournaments in conjunction with the QANTA project. You, the player, will get to quizbowl and advanc...
by Dominator
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Iamteehee wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 pm
So if I'm reading this right, each event is 5 rounds of 20 tossups for $50 per individual player?
Yes, assuming the player doesn't sign up for the discounted season pass rate.
by Dominator
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

Re: Announcing Qblitz

One of my favorite features of Qblitz is the ability to simulate matches between any two players. Here is a sample of what that looks like based on two players who completed the sample set. If anyone has any suggestions about how to display these "matches", please let me know.
by Dominator
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3921

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

As a reminder, registration is now open for Qblitz Winter 1. You can register by logging in to your account and navigating to the registration page. (You'll only see the option to register if you're in a high school grade or lower.)
by Dominator
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

Re: Announcing Qblitz

Hey everyone! If you've already played the sample set, please go rate the questions. You'll be able to see rating and conversion statistics there. You will need to log in for this feature though, so if you haven't created an account yet, now would be a good time.
by Dominator
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

Re: Announcing Qblitz

troyharris wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Why does the sample just keep repeating question one over and over? Am I missing something? Also, agreed, the speed needs to be increased.
No, you're not missing something. Apparently that error was due to a bug in a recent update. It's working properly now.

Thanks for pointing that out!
by Dominator
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

Re: Announcing Qblitz

It would be really nice to be able to increase the speed at which the question appears, but the platform itself seems great Thanks for the kind words! Do other people agree about speed? When I experimented with speeding the reading up, I felt that I could comfortable go a little faster, but not muc...
by Dominator
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 18
Views: 6204

Re: Announcing Qblitz

I definitely initially found it odd that I wasn't immediately given an answer but shrugged it off and assumed it would come at the end. Personally, I would enjoy it more if the answer was given right away but I don't think it is a critical issue. On another note, is it possible to have a message al...
by Dominator
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 21643

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I kind of want to push back on the idea that a 50 dollar increase to 650 dollars is out of line. HSNCT charges $675 per team. NSC charges $695 per team. I realize that NASAT teams are more likely to be paying out of pocket, but that's not a given and that doesn't change the bottom line costs. To ad...