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by The Tourist
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Arizona State University (5/10/2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Re: MUT @ Arizona State University (5/10/2014)

It is my understanding that the undergraduates at the University of Arizona don't finish finals until the next week, so we will be unable to attend.
by The Tourist
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association - Arizona NAQT SCT (2/9/14)
Replies: 4
Views: 2189

Re: Arizona Quizbowl Association - Arizona NAQT SCT (2/9/14)

The University of Arizona will officially emerge from our lengthy slumber to attend this tournament. Sadly for my unsuspecting young teammates, we will be D1. As an aside, should our preferences be part of the scheduling calculus, the U of A would find it much easier to attend tournaments on Saturda...
by The Tourist
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)
Replies: 12
Views: 4784

Re: ACF Fall 2013 California--UC Berkeley (11/2/13)

The University of Arizona is going to attempt to put together a team for this tournament. I'm loathe to write a packet, pay $120, and drive the completely unreasonable distance from Tucson to San Francisco all by myself, but we'll see if I can recruit some teammates.
by The Tourist
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at the Claremont Colleges
Replies: 10
Views: 4918

Re: ACF Fall at the Claremont Colleges

The announcement did not come in time for our players to put together a packet, but ASU intends to send one team of freshmen and two staffers. Registration should happen sometime in the next 24 hours.
by The Tourist
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 19770

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement

Am I to infer from the lack of an announcement regarding the Claremont mirror that there will not be a California ACF Fall?
by The Tourist
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT state championships 2012
Replies: 23
Views: 6706

Re: NAQT state championships 2012

We sent an e-mail recently regarding confirming the Arizona tournament on at ASU on the EDIT: 14th to hosting at NAQT but have yet to hear anything back. Can we go ahead and formally announce that tournament?
by The Tourist
Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Region 13 NAQT SCT
Replies: 0
Views: 771

2012 Region 13 NAQT SCT

Howdy all, Arizona State University is pleased to again host this year's Region XIII NAQT Sectional tournament. It will take place the 4th of February at 9:00 AM in the Bateman Physical Sciences center on the Tempe campus. If you are interested in registering, please fill out this form ( http://www....
by The Tourist
Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 - UCSD Site - 2/18/12
Replies: 9
Views: 4145

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 - UCSD Site - 2/18/12

Count on ASU being in attendance. We'd like to have a second team, but I have a feeling we won't. We'll e-mail you and take care of the official registration as soon as we decide how many people we're sending.
by The Tourist
Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 15 NAQT SCT at UCSD (2/4/12)
Replies: 9
Views: 2368

Re: Region 15 NAQT SCT at UCSD (2/4/12)

Arizona State will be highly likely to send a team.
by The Tourist
Mon May 02, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 24096

Re: Events that are on the docket

As for a response to the OP: ASU currently has a tournament in a draft stage that we would like to put on hypothetically in late January 2012, or possibly December 2012. We'll post more information as we plot things out further, but we're conditionally shooting to hold an open tournament of varied d...
by The Tourist
Mon May 02, 2011 3:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 27729

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

I'd appreciate any feedback on the linguistics, which I wrote/edited. I also wrote a handful of assorted tossups: finishing the Unfinished Symphony , Natural History , Francis Parkman, John Coltrane, Chimamanda Adichie, and José Clemente Orozco. Really quickly: -Finishing the Unfinished Symphony wa...
by The Tourist
Mon Apr 18, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 27729

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

I'm sure Kenneth will post here echoing the sentiment that the science questions were extremely difficult, and after loading up with two science specialists, that did certainly make this tournament very hard on us. To be brief and stick to what I know a bit about, I thought the economics questions w...
by The Tourist
Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Replies: 11
Views: 3541

Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Enjoyed this tournament, despite setting new Arizona State University records for negs earned (2.66/round) and profanities yelled (2^66/round). Hope to see even more teams join us next year!
by The Tourist
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)
Replies: 11
Views: 3541

Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

While there's nothing formal, ASU quizbowl has unofficial gatherings after every tournament to which all are invited to come socialize.
by The Tourist
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14295

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Might there be examples of packets from previous years, so as to give an idea as to what a themed packet should be like and to approximate the ideal balance of academic and silly in a packet?
by The Tourist
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14295

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

A couple of questions: -This will be starting 9:30 PM, Friday night, yes? Is there a definitive time commitment associated with it, i.e., would playing this mean playing until 1, 2, 3 AM, such that we might be limited to 7, 6, 5 hours of sleep? -Do these packets have bonuses? Or is that left to our ...
by The Tourist
Fri Feb 11, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CONFIRMED: MUT mirror at ASU-Tempe, 3/19/11
Replies: 19
Views: 2618

Re: INTEREST CHECK: Antwerp or MUT Delayed Mirror on 3/19/11

If you do end up flying, you're going to want to fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor. There's a shuttle that takes you to the nearest light rail station, and if you take the light rail 3-4 miles east, you can get off at either of the stations that run directly through the university.
by The Tourist
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Arizona State Univ-Tempe (Feb 26, 2011)
Replies: 7
Views: 1802

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Arizona State Univ-Tempe (Feb 26, 2011)

An enjoyable time will be had by all at this tournament! I have large amounts of couch/floor space, as I'm sure some of our other members do as well, should that be an added incentive (like 80 degrees and sunshine isn't enough?) to anyone on the fence about making the trek. Same also goes for the MU...
by The Tourist
Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 51355

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

And yes, a guaranteed econ question every round (well, 'guaranteed' in the sense that 2/2 are coming off each packet). And for the econ distribution, I won't be using the Economist as a source! While I'd normally consider the market for quizbowl tournaments close to perfectly competitive and the at...
by The Tourist
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No one in California wants to play TIT? I can't believe it!
Replies: 22
Views: 2675

Re: January 2011 Regular Tournaments in the West

University of Phoenix is a for-profit, largely online university. Probably not the place to start.
by The Tourist
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No one in California wants to play TIT? I can't believe it!
Replies: 22
Views: 2675

Re: January 2011 Regular Tournaments in the West

Now the tough question: would you travel to Phoenix for a tournament? See if y'all can recruit a few new teams (Arizona? New Mexico? Northern Arizona? University of Phoenix? UTEP?) and we'd definitely be up for a once-a-semester roadtrip. Not nearly as far as the Bay Area for us and with lots more ...
by The Tourist
Thu Dec 02, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: No one in California wants to play TIT? I can't believe it!
Replies: 22
Views: 2675

Re: January 2011 Regular Tournaments in the West

NoWayItsTanay wrote:We like playing quizbowl, want to show up to college tournaments, have a more flexible budget than we did last year, and are willing to write packets. Please host things, colleges.
Now the tough question: would you travel to Phoenix for a tournament?
by The Tourist
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18018

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

If we could get an affirmative on a mirror between Fresno and Santa Fe in the next few hours, we can submit that packet before the first deadline, which would be totally awesome for all involved.
by The Tourist
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 14669

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

Speaking on behalf of the baby seals in question, we're perfectly comfortable with the natural selection mechanism selecting against those with inferior bone density, camouflage, and/or bonus conversion rate. Bring it. Sincerely, http://theletter.co.uk/images/lc/clubbing_baby_seals.jpg On a serious ...
by The Tourist
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10
Replies: 25
Views: 4158

Re: THUNDER II at UCSD - 12/4/10

I'm extremely tempted to drive a contingent out to meet Kenneth, but like Stanford, we have exams starting the next Thursday. I'll try and reach a final decision by early next week.
by The Tourist
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 20788

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Having played on a similar team against some familiar opposition at Fall and at ACF Novice, I feel that by and large, Fall was appropriately more difficult, and sufficiently close in difficulty (again, on the whole) as last year's Fall. Something I did notice, however, was the amount of variation in...
by The Tourist
Mon Oct 25, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 7018

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

ASU A "Wolfmanpack" - will play if they succeed in finishing their packet by the no-penalty deadline; may or may not be willing to pay the penalty if their packet is delayed; cannot play without a finished packet The first thing that comes to mind right now is "GG." We should have an e-mail to Alan...
by The Tourist
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)
Replies: 19
Views: 6067

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UCSD (10/9)

ASU has seven competitors in San Diego at the moment, so we're not sure if we should stick with our previous three team commitment as 3, 2 and 2 (which might or might not be reasonable, as we have a couple players with closer to a year of experience) or compact into two teams of 3 and 4. We're open ...
by The Tourist
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 7018

Re: ACF Fall West: Caltech (11/6/10)

Arizona State will be sending a delegation again this year, but we're unlikely to be able to get an exact headcount for another week or two at the earliest. The tentative look of things is to have five teams, but people will inevitably confirm their attendance late or drop of the face of the Earth b...