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by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri May 06, 2016 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24191

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Mike Bentley wrote:I don't suppose anyone knows of anyone heading to the Pacific Northwest...
I'm going to UVic this fall for a music degree. I don't have plans to start a team, but I wouldn't mind going to Seattle once in a while.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving Outreach in Metro New York
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Improving Outreach in Metro New York

Specifically, Chris is talking about something called RQB . It used Academic Hallmarks for some time (and perhaps still does, though they've claimed they write their own questions), but they started using NAQT lightning rounds about two years ago. I've gathered from a couple of former players that :...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon May 04, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 48986

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

There was a "schedule by room" page on the website for readers to use to make sure the right players were in their rooms. At least, I used it. Oddly enough, I remember being told several times at the staff meeting not to bother checking, for reasons that weren't clear to me. I was indeed told this ...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread
Replies: 122
Views: 48986

Re: 2015 NHBB/USGO Discussion Thread

OK, the Friday events got spread out. But an entire new thing was added on Thursday. Given how busy everyone always is to get things together (and admittedly not knowing who was directly involved in the Thursday event), I feel like it could have distracted from preparing for the big show. As one of...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat May 17, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 15745

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Matt Weiner wrote:
Fake 4-ball wrote:Just to clarify, I wasn't on the fence at all. I have a full team lined up.
OK -- let me know who it is. I'm going to put you in spot #8 and ask Jordan to join an existing team.
I'm playing with Connor Duffy, Andrew Marrell, and Drew Scheeler.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat May 17, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 15745

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Just to clarify, I wasn't on the fence at all. I have a full team lined up.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue May 13, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 15745

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

I'm gonna be playing with 1 or 2 of my college teammates. We'll handle pity 10s for anyone who wants to join us!
EDIT: Looks like we're playing with Drew Scheeler.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat May 03, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 15745

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

I'm totally playing if this happens, even if that means getting destroyed. I'll bring a friend along if you do teams.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6050

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

I should be able to moderate for this if necessary.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The Secret History of Shantanu, Chicago Quizbowl, and NAQT
Replies: 33
Views: 24024

Re: The Secret History of Shantanu, Chicago Quizbowl, and NA

marnold wrote:TEAM NAMES! GET YOUR TEAM NAMES, HERE! "RANINE AND FLATULENT" FREE TO THE FIRST TAKER!
I'm fond of "Ductile Abettings of Sibilant Machinators" myself.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?
Replies: 23
Views: 4793

Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Mike Bentley wrote:(or if there are people out there willing to be freelance moderators)
This is totally something I'd be willing to do.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT East: 2-8-2014 at RPI
Replies: 10
Views: 4240

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT East: 2-8-2014 at RPI

Stony Brook will most likely show up, D2 only.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagonline (12/21/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5649

Re: Triacontakaipentagonline (12/23/13)

If he told you that, it would ruin the fun! I can't even find the tournament announcement - does anyone at least know what unwritten set this is referring to? It's referring to "This SIDE Tournament Goes Up to 11", which was supposed to have packets that gradually increased in difficulty. Not a con...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagonline (12/21/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5649

Re: Triacontakaipentagonline (12/23/13)

Muriel Axon wrote:Could someone tell me:
1. What "varying difficulty" means?
If he told you that, it would ruin the fun!
Muriel Axon wrote:2. What the Gunpei Yokoi Memorial was like?
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... f=8&t=6012
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 33901

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

czheng0708 wrote:I guess this would be a reasonable time to ask about Metro-NYC States? Great Neck South can't.
I think the main problem with even considering this as an option is how overcrowded the spring is for New York teams at the moment.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1555

Re: General discussion

I really think this set could've used one more packet. Obviously I'm a bit biased because I ended up with an awful number of teams to work with (9), but there shouldn't be certain numbers of teams that make it impossible to use a fair format.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

We had to have byes since we had an odd number of teams; the 8 games were played in 9 rounds. EDIT: I think I misunderstood the question- we didn't want to run it as a legit final because NYU winning would have resulted in two teams being 8-1 overall and 1-1 head to head, yet unequal in rank. It was...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

So this happened! After the full round robin, Columbia B was undefeated, followed by NYU B with 7-1. The teams agreed to play the last round as a "final", where both teams would be declared co-champions in the case that NYU B won. Ultimately, this ended up not mattering, as Columbia B won 515-185 to...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

We've just hit the lunch break, and Columbia B is leading the pack, followed by NYU's teams, Columbia C, and Yale. Here are the stats through round 5: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... h_round_5/
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

And the field is closed at 10 teams! All the teams should have gotten an e-mail.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

It's a bit late, I know, but we expanded the field to twelve teams!
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

Field's up to date. We still have a lot of space even if we end up stuck with 4 rooms, so feel free to sign up!
Also, we'll be borrowing a few extra buzzers for the tournament if it looks like we'd be short otherwise, so those won't be too much of an issue.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Online Mirror - Canceled
Replies: 12
Views: 2569

Re: VCU Open Online Mirror - Date Poll

I think I could moderate for this. Sunday is move-in day, so that wouldn't be doable for me.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 5404

Collegiate Novice 4 @ Stony Brook (9/21/13)

Hey all! Stony Brook Quiz Bowl will be hosting Collegiate Novice 4 on September 21st at SBU's Student Activities Center (located in Brookhaven, New York according to Google Maps). Details about the set can be found here . If you plan on registering, send an e-mail to sbqbowl@gmail.com with how many ...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed May 01, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHOOTS Online Mirror?
Replies: 18
Views: 3453

Re: CAHOOTS Online Mirror?

grapesmoker wrote:I'm not sure how many people Skype can support at a time,
Just for the record, that number is 25.

I too would be interested in playing if it gets held in June.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18206

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

I'll agree that the online score-submission and posters were great ideas. However, the former was bogged down by some technical errors, mainly in the form of match-ups not being listed properly. This was especially prevalent during the afternoon rounds, when a bunch of teams in my bracket were doubl...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9574

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

I plan on playing this with other people.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:42 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 17
Views: 8530

Re: Quiz Bowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyomin

Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateap... wrote:unfortunately he gave no way of communicating with the RED ARMY FACTION or whatever the RAF homeschool is supposed to be
Jeff posted a link for a Vegas-area quiz bowl league in that thread, although RAF isn't involved in it. This is the list of teams and coaches.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 612774

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

I'm not sure if Stony Brook is willing to drive out to Irvington, but they'd probably be willing to offer some help in terms of staff. Robert Pond is really approachable. Alec (or anybody else that ends up hosting it), you should ask him to see if Stony Brook can provide some manpower. I did talk a...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Yale (3/30/13)
Replies: 18
Views: 6582

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

Stony Brook is most certainly interested.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 22433

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

Ondes Martenot wrote:We are also supposed to drive down Saturday morning...
As are we.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)
Replies: 24
Views: 8508

Re: VCU Closed: Penn Mirror (February 2, 2013)

What happened was that we heard the/an editors packet (thus explaining the awful 110-50 score). We had the same moderator in all of our playoff games; there's no way he would've read the same packet twice.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking
Replies: 55
Views: 18191

Re: I'm making [yet another] new high school quizbowl ranking

Or not. Ctrl+F is a wonderful thing, my friends. Besides, there's some rather wonky things that are happening in here. Like, besides questionable numbers that I guess unavoidably happen between unconnected regions, does anyone know how exactly Dunbar B got to be like 130 points higher than Dunbar A...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 22433

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

That's really annoying NAQT: maybe this was the only bid in the region, but surely you realize that the 3-5 active and fledgling teams in the city (and maybe suburbanish teams like Stony Brook or Princeton) don't have ready access to cars and there's a ton of value in having sites that are along LI...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 22433

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

Stony Brook is definitely bringing one team, and hopefully more. All of them would have to be DII.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: PHAT VI (12/7/12 at South Burlington, VT HS)
Replies: 18
Views: 5560

Re: RESULTS: PHAT VI (12/7/12 at South Burlington, VT HS)

3. Of course, one of the ways that was done was through timing rounds at 20 minutes. Do any other tournaments work this way outside VT (I know Sue Pasco does in VT)? Reading for strong teams throughout, we finished 24 tossups and ensuing bonuses in all the playoff rounds in my room. Also, do you ha...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 9899

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

I'm considering showing up on both days. Whether I would be playing or not, I do not know. I'll see if anyone else at Stony Brook is willing to come along before registering.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)
Replies: 41
Views: 19893

Re: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)

Stony Brook is now moving into "interested" territory.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 6377

Re: Question Specific Discussion

A bonus in the twelfth packet claimed that Metternich was Australian. Mary Tudor is NOT Mary, Queen of Scots. I could've sworn Yannick Agnel was big enough news during the 2012 Olympics to make him too well-known for the first line of a toss-up on "swimming", but that's a bit more subjective. -The q...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance (10/20/2012)
Replies: 22
Views: 10163

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance (10/20/2012)

Stony Brook's interested. How's the set coming along?
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29
Replies: 14
Views: 4945

Re: Collegiate Novice @ Harvard, 9/29

Stony Brook's also looking at around two teams, with one buzzer and one moderator.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012
Replies: 19
Views: 6280

Re: Illinois Fall Tournament @ Yale - Oct 6, 2012

Stony Brook will be there. I'll figure out about how many teams we can expect to bring before sending an e-mail.
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 72708

Re: Quizbowl Central

To continue with the often hilarious answer line acceptance algorithm, I was marked correct for giving "Symphony in F" for "Symphony in D minor", and "B flat" for "E flat".
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 612774

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Well, it seems that the major problem right now is Livingston suddenly bringing back their tournament. That burns the IS set Chatham most likely would've used and creates this cluster- :capybara: between itself and other famously-uncooperative host Bloomfield. Scarsdale hosting a tournament around w...
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clock theory
Replies: 22
Views: 7758

Re: Clock theory

I wouldn't say it's that similar- the announcements don't control how long the games themselves are. However, when you make the tournament run as slow as your slowest game and you can't get 50 experienced readers...