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by mtn335
Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers
Replies: 23
Views: 8465

Re: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers

Conversely, stop bringing buzzers that don't :bees:-ing work. My room played part of the morning on a hybrid set, with one set having some buzzers that occasionally didn't work, and another set, labeled right on the damn case "Missing a cord". If it's missing a cord, why the hell are you bringing i...
by mtn335
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Human-computer quiz bowl match at the 2015 HSNCT
Replies: 25
Views: 13118

Re: Human-computer quiz bowl match at the 2015 HSNCT

At least part of the reason we didn't have the computer play against our own members (Yaphe, Hoppes, Teitler, Hart? *shudders*) was question selection. We would have had to source some questions that those guys hadn't seen; it was a lot easier to use two rounds of the actual HSNCT set, which rules o...
by mtn335
Wed May 13, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 36167

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

Big time. I had 12 people in rooms Sunday night who weren't scheduled to be there, at least 5 Monday night. And those were just the ones who asked us for help.
by mtn335
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Becoming Part of the Community
Replies: 43
Views: 32119

Re: Becoming Part of the Community

Then again, maybe I'm not truly part of the community until Nathan Murphy remembers my name at HSNCT staff check-in. :lol: Pick your favorite. Response #1: "Sure I remember your name. It's your face that doesn't stick." Response #2: "If I have to recognize somebody at check-in for them to be a comm...
by mtn335
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Becoming Part of the Community
Replies: 43
Views: 32119

Re: Becoming Part of the Community

After a childhood of Jeopardy!, Geography Bee, whatever quiz games I could find on computer or get my family to play with me on the table, etc, my high school announced "People interested in quiz bowl, show up here on this day." Freshman me had no idea what "quiz bowl" was but it had "quiz" in it so...
by mtn335
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "Unsporting" attempts to delay the game
Replies: 8
Views: 3986

Re: "Unsporting" attempts to delay the game

Some of these are specifically called out elsewhere in the rules; I didn't go look to get the rule number, but one example is repeated requests for time-out at the wrong time, or after a team has already called time-out.
by mtn335
Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6776

Re: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion

Is there a possibility that the 2015 HSNCT will guarantee more than 10 rounds? In other words, will the current "consolation rounds" actually count for something next year (like PACE offers a few more games Sunday morning even for the lower brackets)? NAQT's belief (stated in the other thread by Je...
by mtn335
Wed Jun 04, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6776

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

To address the consolation stuff: My intention had been this: 7:50 staff check-in 8:00 Greg tells staff how things will work (takes ~20 minutes); staff told they'll go to rooms after teams have brackets 8:20 or 8:30: Greg gets brackets and keys, briefs teams 8:40 or 8:45: Greg gets packets, everybod...
by mtn335
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 9110

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I'd like to credit NAQT for the method they've taken up for evaluating new staffers on Friday night. For those unaware, volunteers who had not read at an HSNCT before were paired with experienced HSNCT readers for the practice rounds, allowing the older volunteers to determine who should only be sc...
by mtn335
Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 9110

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

I've always wondered why NAQT continues to do things like putting Seth and Selene, or Bernadette and I, in the same room, when either of them/us are more than capable of competently reading a round and would mean one fewer room getting through 16 tossups per game. As far as I've known, going back s...
by mtn335
Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago
Replies: 19
Views: 10340

Re: 2014 NAQT ICT: March 29, Chicago

Did anyone happen to see a black notebook with a Harvard logo on it? I think I accidentally left it in the Grand Ballroom after the awards ceremony, and I was wondering if anyone from NAQT picked it up. I have it; I called your teammate but he didn't manage to find me in time. Where should I send i...
by mtn335
Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A second is a defined length of time
Replies: 26
Views: 8680

Re: A second is a defined length of time

Correct me if I'm wrong, Susan, but I think that's the wrong thing - I think we're talking about the five (ACF) / two (NAQT) seconds permitted to begin an answer after signalling. That rules citation is about a tie between the buzzer and moderator, not between the beginning of an answer and the mode...
by mtn335
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A second is a defined length of time
Replies: 26
Views: 8680

Re: A second is a defined length of time

Also: I'm sorry, but I find this amusing given the subject of the thread. My profile image is of me, counting seconds visibly. :p
by mtn335
Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A second is a defined length of time
Replies: 26
Views: 8680

Re: A second is a defined length of time

(which I believe is that a tie goes to the player, but honestly that might not even be codified). I'm not deeply familiar with ACF rules, but NAQT's rules do codify this. An answer to a tossup must begin within 2 seconds after the player has been recognized. An answer begun after the moderator has ...
by mtn335
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT moderator feedback is now available
Replies: 9
Views: 2840

Re: NAQT moderator feedback is now available

"There are 0 moderator evaluations for Aidan Mehigan." After making an account, is there some other step I need to do to make stuff show up? Aidan, your evals appear to have been tagged to somebody else by mistake. Jonah just went and fixed it, so they should show up properly. Edit: Jonah's post pr...
by mtn335
Sun May 26, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 61253

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:Was that B.Baby at 0:57?
No, that's my daughter :-)
by mtn335
Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Travelling with large trophies - a logistical problem
Replies: 19
Views: 6593

Re: Travelling with large trophies - a logistical problem

During the set-up time period for HSNCT (or the other Nationals tournaments), NAQT volunteers and staff unbox all the trophies and assemble the team ones. There's always a bunch of boxes and a large heap of packing material at the end of this and my recollection is that it's set aside somewhere for ...
by mtn335
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3941

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

Certainly, we could have done so. I'm not honestly certain how interested other schools would have been; some would and some wouldn't, probably. Until one of us ended up on an NAQT staff invite list (thanks to College Jeopardy) nobody at Gonzaga had heard of either NAQT or ACF; I can't speak to othe...
by mtn335
Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3941

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

Assuming Gonzaga wasn't geographically isolated from other teams: would forming your own student organization have been a viable option? Would it have been viable? Yes - we could have formed a club and gotten budget from student gov't and the rest. However, I don't think it would've changed anythin...
by mtn335
Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3941

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

See, I don't think those CBI teams were real teams that would have met and practiced and competed for more than 1 tournament a year. They had an intramural tournament that picked who represented the school and that was it. True, but they obviously were interested, and it's possible that they just d...
by mtn335
Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 14 SCT - University of Washington - 2/9/12
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Region 14 SCT - University of Washington - 2/9/12

I'm waiting for the stats to be up at NAQT.com; I'll link when they are.
by mtn335
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 39438

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

Just remembered: it's not as important as other things going on on Sunday, but teams not in the playoffs should have been told not to watch the first playoff round if they wanted to play scrimmages. Or maybe they were told that and some teams didn't get the message: we had that issue in at least tw...