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by walter12
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st
Replies: 106
Views: 16744

Re: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st

Iowa is interested in attending this, although I do not know whether I will personally be able to attend. For the time being, put us down for 1 team.

Also, will there be a laptop discount?
by walter12
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 16163

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Yep
by walter12
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09
Replies: 45
Views: 12980

Re: ACF Regionals Upper Midwest - UChicago 2/28/09

Sorry for announcing this so late, but Iowa plans on bringing one team to the tournament. We'll also be bringing one buzzer system and multiple laptops (if necessary).
by walter12
Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Brief Results: 7 teams played a double round robin, with Minnesota A (Andrew, Rob, Brendan, Mike) clearing the field at 12-0. Illinois came in second at 10-2, with the two-game differential meaning that a finals round was not played. Top individual scorers were Mike Sorice and Gautam. Full stats sho...
by walter12
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Here's a synopsis of the tournament announcement that I e-mailed to participants yesterday, along with a final field update: Carleton 2 Illinois 1 Iowa (house) 0-1 Minnesota 2 Missouri S&T 1 Ragab/Soderholm 1 As for the tournament set-up, with likely run a double round robin (12 rounds per team on 1...
by walter12
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 13085

Re: ACF Winter discussion

The NIRA tossup was confusing and didn't seem to know what it was asking for. The NRA was most certainly symbolized by a Blue Eagle with the motto "We Do Our Part," and yet they tell you not to accept NRA. I was the original author of the NIRA tossup, and admit that it was a somewhat unfortunate an...
by walter12
Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Carleton has recently let me know that their teams will be entirely first and second year players. On the other hand, I've had no contact with Truman State since before winter break.
by walter12
Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

I've noticed that hardly anybody from our site has submitted a packet, according to Matt's list on the main Penn Bowl page. If people are planning on attending with a different number of teams than what is listed above, let me know ASAP because I need to nail down how many rooms we will need sometim...
by walter12
Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)
Replies: 60
Views: 48434

Re: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)

You also should have received Iowa's packet, back on December 13th.
by walter12
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Bumping this thread up, seeing as the no-penalty packet deadline is next Sunday. As of now, we have the following field: Carleton 2 Illinois 2 Iowa (house) 1 Minnesota 2 Missouri S&T 1 Truman State 1-2 Once again, if you'd like to register teams, post here or e-mail me at paul-drube@uiowa.edu . EDIT...
by walter12
Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Visual Tournament - Date TBD
Replies: 13
Views: 1380

Re: Visual Tournament - Date TBD

I'd just like to state my enthusiastic approval; my favorite round of quizbowl to date was the all-visual fine arts theme round at TTGt11 like in 05 or 06. I would recommend potentially interested people try to go look it up. It demonstrates some of what can be done with this format. Things like sl...
by walter12
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 25169

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

This is what TTGT11 has always aspired to be, and rarely (never?) been. Perhaps if TTGT11 ends up actually being canceled rather than postponed indefinitely, this can takes its place. I seriously doubt that TTGT11 will happen next semester (or ever again, for that matter). I'd much rather see somet...
by walter12
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3357

Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

The University of Iowa will be hosting the Midwest mirror of Penn Bowl in Iowa City on January 24th, 2009. Penn Bowl is a "regular" difficulty, packet-submission event to be edited under the guidance of Matt Weiner. A fuller tournament announcement can be found at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/vi...
by walter12
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Please announce your tournaments so people can budget them
Replies: 5
Views: 1007

Re: Please announce your tournaments so people can budget them

Iowa will be hosting a Midwest mirror of Penn Bowl on 1/24 (an official announcement should appear tomorrow...)
by walter12
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th

Yeah, I realized the packet-blind problem right after I posted that this morning. We'll be having byes for a initial round robin (now with 7 teams as UIUC has decided that they will also attend) and then no-byes bracket play.
by walter12
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th

One final field update: Carleton (2) Chicago (2) Drake (1) Illinois (1) Iowa house (1) With seven teams and 11 completed packets, I plan on running a full round-robin (with byes) followed by a bracket play (top 4, bottom 3) with us probably fielding a second house team of first and second years to e...
by walter12
Fri Sep 26, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th

With a couple of schools withdrawing their interest, we now have the quaint little field listed below: Carleton (2) Chicago (2) Drake (1) Iowa house (1+) Due to the ridiculous flat-rate janitorial rates that the university had enacted this year, this is the absolutely minimum field with which I woul...
by walter12
Thu Sep 11, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th

Thus far I have received interest from the following teams. If the following information is incorrect, or if you have a team update, please let me know ASAP.

Carleton (~3)
Chicago (2)
Drake (1)
Illinois (?)
Missouri (1)
Truman State (1?)
by walter12
Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30192

Re: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Quentin Roper and myself are currently searching for 2 teammates. If you're interested e-mail me at paul-drube@uiowa.edu . Although we have already finished about half of our packet, we may politely ask any possible teammates to chip in and help us finish it off.
by walter12
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8423

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Iowa will be sending a single team, and possibly a second.
by walter12
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

FEUERBACH Mirror @ Iowa, October 11th

The University of Iowa will be hosting a mirror of the First Ennial Unprecedented Edited Regular Buzzer Competition Happenstance (FEUERBACH) in Iowa City on October 11th . FEUERBACH will be a "regular" difficulty, packet submission event, and is to be edited by Matt Weiner. Teams not consisting of f...
by walter12
Sat Aug 30, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

Re: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)

As of now, TTGT11 is postponed indefinitely. If there is sufficient interest and an acceptable date, it is possible that we will hold the tournament sometime late next semester.

In place of TTGT11, we at Iowa will be mirroring FEUERBACH on October 11th (see seperate FEUERBACH thread for details).
by walter12
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6452

Re: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008

Iowa location will be confirmed as soon as I hear back from the university about our room reservations, which should be by the end of the week. Somebody will post an official tournament announcement at that time.
by walter12
Sat Aug 23, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 6452

Re: FEUERBACH: October 4 or 11, 2008

I guess I should come out and say that I've been in contact with Matt about moving TTGT11 to accomodate this new tourney, with Iowa then serving as the Midwest host for this new event. Alternative dates we're considering for TTGT11 are December 6th (last year's date) and October 25th (only conflicti...
by walter12
Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Regular difficulty: does it exist?
Replies: 87
Views: 53666

Re: Packet-submission novice event in fall 2008

Hey Matt, do you mind dropping me an e-mail at paul-drube@uiowa.edu about possibly opening up October 11th for this tourney. I've been trying to send you an e-mail and it keeps bouncing.
by walter12
Sun Aug 10, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

Re: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)

Thanks. Original announcement corrected. Apparently I was in a bit of a stupor when I posted earlier.
by walter12
Sun Aug 10, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

This Tournament Goes to Eleven (October 11th)

The tenth annual This Tournament Goes to Eleven (TTGT11 X) is scheduled to take place at the University of Iowa on Saturday, October 11th . This will be an open event and, although packet submission is not required, it is strongly encouraged and will be handsomely compensated. I will once again be s...
by walter12
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Re: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008

As in previous years, the tournament will be packet submission (with teams having the ability to right up to 2 packets for discounts). If you want to get started on a packet, I'd greatly appreciated it if you drop me an e-mail with a short description of the theme/subject. A full announcement for th...
by walter12
Wed May 21, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008
Replies: 7
Views: 2257

Preliminary Announcement: TTGT11 October 11, 2008

This is a preliminary announcement for This Tournament Goes to Eleven X, to be held at the University of Iowa on October 11th. As in previous years, this will be a hybrid tournament featuring subject and theme packets. Also as in previous years, a West Coast mirror is slated to appear over the same ...
by walter12
Tue May 06, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13903

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

Our team will consist of myself, Mike Bentley, Eric Kwartler, and Evan Nagler.
by walter12
Mon May 05, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20107

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I'm definitely interested in competing. Currently soliciting teammates.
by walter12
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles
Replies: 95
Views: 25234

Re: The July Crisis: Chicago Open History Doubles

Also interested and in need of teammate.
by walter12
Mon Apr 28, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008
Replies: 12
Views: 2428

Re: ANNOUCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror @ Northwestern - 5/17/2008

I'm interesting in attending this, and will try to get a full team together from Iowa.
by walter12
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 13903

Re: Chicago Open Team Discussion

I'm also looking for a team. E-mail me at paul-drube@uiowa.edu
by walter12
Sun Apr 20, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: return (sorta) of the question database
Replies: 33
Views: 7679

Re: return (sorta) of the question database

Quick question: How difficult would it be to add a feature that allows users to search for questions of a specific topic? I'm talking about the most general level of subject tags, such as science, literature, philosophy, etc. If the code were to be rewritten to incorporate subject tags, I would be h...
by walter12
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7427

Yeah, but I think most people have heard of the rappers that come up. You seem to be under the impression that indie music is just as widespread and has as many accessible parts as rap or rock or another huge genre. That's wrong, and it's sort of really implied by the whole idea of indie music. I a...
by walter12
Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cardinal Classic Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 7427

I believe the Of Montreal bonus from Penn Bowl took a tangent at Athens, Georgia and concluded with "Elephant Six collective" and "Neutral Milk Hotel". I considered Neutral Milk Hotel to be the easy part, although that might not be true for people who haven't been listening to indie music as long as...
by walter12
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8318

Is there currently any plans for a (Midwestern) mirror of this event?
by walter12
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bid prediction
Replies: 41
Views: 7096

Although the North stats have yet to be posted, I can almost guarantee that at least four teams will be qualifying for nats from our section. Carleton and Iowa both received automatic bids; Minnesota and Drake were also extremely competitive and put up comparable (if not better stats), which I think...
by walter12
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13161

Username: Walter12
by walter12
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4348

Overall, I was very happy with the question set. The 6-line tossup requirement in particular seemed to work great, and only a couple of questions had overly-transparent opening clues (Culture industry in Frankfurt school, "For Madmen Only" in 'Steppenwolf', Zhoukoudian in Homo erectus). However, it ...
by walter12
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23045

Just to make things clear, the Classical Music packet was "edited" but didn't see play at either the Iowa or the Maryland sites. We decided to include several extra packets in the complete question set.

I'm not sure what happened with the packet at the California mirror though.
by walter12
Sat Dec 08, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23045

In case anybody actually cares, I just looked through our scoresheets for the Dogs Theme Packet at the Iowa site. The powered tossups were as follows: Drake vs. Depauw: 0 powers on 19 tossups answered UIUC vs. Wisconsin: 3 powers on 20 tossups answered (Canary Islands, Dogberry, Vick) Truman State v...
by walter12
Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23045

The Hurricane Rita tossup was buried at #22 and thus had absolutely no chance of being heard. When we were editing down to 21 tossups, I decided to keep a few extras in a couple of the packets (even if they weren't particularly good). The River Styx tossup was also buried, in fact at #21 right befor...
by walter12
Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23045

I've sent out a free copy of the question set to all those who requested it above. If anyone else is interested, I plan to submit the entire set to the Stanford Archive by the end of the week.
by walter12
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23045

We actually received two different Pokemon packets for the tournament. The version that appeared this weekend drew from both Quentin's packet and a packet written by Mike & Jeremy Eaton.
by walter12
Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TTGT 11 Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 23045

We did as much as we could editing the Harry Potter packet. But, as you said, it's nigh impossible to come up with lead-ins that eight people (most of whom have read the book multiple times) would fail to immediately recognize. A single possible exception was the tossup on Oliver Wood, whose lead-in...
by walter12
Sat Dec 01, 2007 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven: Results
Replies: 1
Views: 1875

This Tournament Goes to Eleven: Results

9 teams braved some seriously shitty Iowa weather to attend This Tournament Goes to Eleven earlier today. Records were based on total points, with a team earning a bonus 100 points for each victory in each room (for the opportunity to earn as many as 200 additional points in each of their 10 rounds)...
by walter12
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (December 1st)
Replies: 7
Views: 4229

Here's a final field update: DePauw Drake Grinnell Illinois Iowa State Michigan Michigan State St. Olaf/Macalester alums Truman State Wisconsin (unconfirmed) On behalf of all the folks at Maryland, UC Irvine, and Iowa, I'd like thank everyone who has submitted packets for this event. We look to have...
by walter12
Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament Goes to Eleven (December 1st)
Replies: 7
Views: 4229

I received an e-mail from Tara Franey, current club president. I can send your their club e-mail if you'd like, otherwise that's all I know.