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by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 62
Views: 45360

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=933587 Who Would Win? An incredible team with camaraderie, balance, and synergy who would go on to place 2nd at HSNCT and 3rd at PACE NSC and beat many other top ranked teams OR some 🅱️ama 🅱️ois I'm not real sure that HSNCT's 35th best team in ...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

I'm pleased to announce that we have our first site, with Greg Bossick planning to use it in northwestern Ohio on November 21. It's still available for use at other Ohio sites if there's no overlap between teams that are being targeted. Also, we are targeting online events for usage of this set. Ple...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

I'm well overdue in saying that I'm glad you've added compensation for this program. Thank you for doing that.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

The following is a list of all sites that will be using this set. This was last updated July 29, 2020.

November 21, 2020 - Greg Bossick, site TBA
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 5
Views: 633

Re: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

The distribution of the tournament is as follows, on a per-packet basis. For those unfamiliar, the numbers indicate indicates the number of tossups and bonuses per packet – for 1/1, this indicates one tossup and one bonus per round. Science – 4/4 total Biology – 1/1 Chemistry – 1/1 Physics – 0.75/0....
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS
Replies: 5
Views: 633

IQBT Rookie Set - ready Oct. 1 2020 - Easy HS, MS

IQBT is pleased to announce the introduction of their first Rookie Set. This is a set of 12 packets of 21 tossups and 21 bonuses intended for use at easy-level high school tournaments and at some middle school tournaments. Our goal is to produce a well-written set that is a good introduction to quiz...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:41 pm

The MAQT archive from a similar time can be found here.
This link is dead.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Considerations for a code of conduct
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Considerations for a code of conduct

I'm in the process of writing a code of conduct for IQBT events, which I started last week. This is a resource that I'll be using for that, and I really do appreciate Marianna taking the time to put it together. The fact that I've kept my last two posts on the forums short are not indicative of me n...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Considerations for a code of conduct
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

Re: Considerations for a code of conduct

This is a great thread, Marianna. Thank you for putting this together.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community
Replies: 51
Views: 16112

Re: Y'all need to pay attention to your own community

Men need to be paying attention to these voices and do what they can to make quiz bowl a welcoming place to everyone.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

So, I'm far from a lawyer, but I'm looking at https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/71-flsa-internships and I wonder how this is legal, understanding that unpaid internships are woefully under-enforced. There's several points on the test listed on that page that I feel like IAC would have a h...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program
Replies: 8
Views: 1362

Re: IAC Summer 2020 Internship Program

Arthur.Ramsay wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:31 pm
This program is for fully-remote, unpaid internships
Unpaid labor is bad.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Re: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event

Reserving this post
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event
Replies: 1
Views: 450

Buzz & Roll - a basketball side event

I'm pleased to announce that I'm working on a basketball vanity side event. The questions will be similar to the basketball questions in my Wodern Morld packet from 2014. I have been informed by one or possibly even two people that they enjoyed these questions. You should expect a focus on whimsy an...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Retroactive name changes in tournament results
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: Retroactive name changes in tournament results

Before doing a backend fix, know that there is a player from Hinsdale Central with a stat line in 2017 that had the same name.
by AKKOLADE
Thu May 07, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Nationals Cancellation Discussion
Replies: 21
Views: 1194

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: August 8-9, Northwestern [CANCELLED]

Has ACF considered extending 2021 Nats eligibility for graduating students who qualified the previous year? I completely understand this decision, but as someone who worked very hard to build a team that could qualify for Nats, I'm quite annoyed that we won't get to play a national championship tog...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11609

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session. Oops, good catch. Just sign up for Taylor's packet since that's the most popular and we're running five rooms no matter what 😂 no compulsion to attend! I just hit one, forget which. Just hit me up with donation detai...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)
Replies: 80
Views: 11609

Re: Internet Charity Tournament (April 4th, 5th)

FYI you can't sign up to just be a donor; you have to select at least one session.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 14
Views: 10255

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: May 22-24, Atlanta

Is NAQT able to share any news on HSNCT’s status?
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: A brief, and now concluded, discussion about saving unused sets
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Frankly I think you'd get very, very few sign ups for anything resembling this idea, including from my team. The whole point of nationals is to play against other people in real time. Your suggested format would allow for none of that. Also with regards to national organizations saving their sets f...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: It’s National “Please Don’t Cheat Day.” So please don’t.
Replies: 1
Views: 801

It’s National “Please Don’t Cheat Day.” So please don’t.

Hello. It’s that anniversary. Some people will get annoyed that this is being brought up today, because that’s what happened the past year or two. The reason I’m posting isn’t to trash the most notable cheater associated with March 20; that’s been done enough, and as much as he deserved it, he has l...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

I am sorry to announce that the 2020 IQBT NASAT is canceled. We plan on hosting NASAT in 2021, at Ohio State if the scheduling works out with them and they would like to have us again.

I apologize to everyone for the inconvenience.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 13579

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Ike wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:30 pm
Mike Bentley wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:29 pm
I'm a little skeptical of someone like Ike representing himself as a non-top player at any point in college.
I played 2009 Nats as a high school student, and the posts I've made are about that experience specifically.
You were also among the best high school players ever.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED
Replies: 10
Views: 6475

Re: 2020 NAQT IPNCT: CANCELED

Another limiting factor with any tournament that hopes to reschedule and their ability to do so is all of the other things out there hoping to reschedule as well.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

As of today, March 9, IQBT's first statement regarding the status of NASAT due to the coronavirus outbreak can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23873
by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NASAT and coronavirus
Replies: 0
Views: 1170

NASAT and coronavirus

Hello everyone, As we all know at this point, the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and its associated disease, COVID-19, is a major news story internationally. There’s a lot of concern about its impact, now and moving forward. It'd be wonderful to have definitive answers at this point, the situation is very flu...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 13
Views: 1957

Re: 5th of March Incident

(This post is not directed at Emily in particular. It’s also pretty cranky.) Can we stop obsessing and mythologizing over this crap? All of the good stories have been told a zillion times by now, and you can read the anecdotes off of an overlong/injoke-y QBWiki page. There are so many other good qu...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers
Replies: 2
Views: 1603

Re: 2020 NEAT Call for Writers

Any word on this?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

Re: Ideal Host Cities for a Nationals Event

There were 23 teams at last year’s NASAT. Only one was a west coast team. There were 29 teams teams at the previous NASAT. Two were west coast teams, three if you count China. Specifically for NASAT, the west coast is not a feasible option at this point due to a lack of teams.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

Context matters a lot as to the difficulty of a bonus part. Some of this is based off of difficulty level, and some of it is based off of clue selection. You could make someone like George Washington a hard part at any level. I feel like this undermines the value of these hypothetical markings. How...
by AKKOLADE
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2669

Re: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

Context matters a lot as to the difficulty of a bonus part. Some of this is based off of difficulty level, and some of it is based off of clue selection. You could make someone like George Washington a hard part at any level. I feel like this undermines the value of these hypothetical markings.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

Re: 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

registered teams listed here
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio
Replies: 4
Views: 2007

CANCELED - 2020 IQBT NASAT - 6/20 & 6/21, Columbus, Ohio

PLEASE NOTE: THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN CANCELED International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce the 2020 National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT). This will be the eleventh NASAT. NASAT will be hosted on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 at the Ohio State University. The t...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6638

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

NASAT will be held at Ohio State the weekend of June 20. A full announcement will be posted this week, unless I’m completely buried alive by my day job.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6638

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

A host had been picked up they’re having issues reserving rooms. They have a deadline later this month to get rooms by. If they don’t, then I have a back up lined up (that isn’t Lexington).
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

I think it’s also important to remember that we’re taking about someone who is approximately twelve years old. I’m not saying a punishment is unnecessary, but I do think it’s worth considering this.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20
Replies: 8
Views: 2213

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20

I misunderstood the situation. My apologies.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20
Replies: 8
Views: 2213

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament (MWT) @ Auburn- 1/18/20

You're posting at 6:46 p.m. Teams were to be there at 8:40 a.m. At some point, it's not leaving early, it's just leaving.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NASAT needs physics and math writers
Replies: 2
Views: 2218

Re: NASAT needs physics and math writers

Hi Arthur,

We presently do not write beyond the NASAT. Either email should work, though I can’t find any messages from you.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Doing well
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Doing well

If you study packets, assuming you remember all information within them, you should be able to convert a lot of tossups by the for ten points mark, and ten and twenty most bonuses. If it’s just the two of you, have a discussion about what categories interest you and divvy them between the two of you...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 4565

Re: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor

I'm pleased to announce that Vishwa Shanmugam has been selected as the 2020 NASAT Head Editor. He will do a wonderful job producing this set.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6638

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

I've just emailed 30+ prospective hosts for NASAT. I hope to have a site announced by the end of the year. My goal is to not be in Lexington this year.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8964

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

I haven’t really felt like posting in this thread, but since Will continues to attack me in public channels, I guess I’m here now. I did argue against Will’s induction into PACE. I did this in a private forum. My biggest concern with Will’s admission to PACE was my understanding of an incident [non-...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site
Replies: 6
Views: 6638

Re: IQBT Looking for Host for 2020 NASAT Main Site

If you are interested in hosting, please contact me.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor
Replies: 3
Views: 4565

Re: IQBT Looking for 2020 NASAT Head Editor

Applicants have one more week to apply.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Help identifying a song
Replies: 2
Views: 2995

Re: Help identifying a song

I don’t think it is, but is it Lovesong by The Cure?
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Help identifying a song
Replies: 2
Views: 2995

Re: Help identifying a song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8c3US6bNwO0

I can’t place it but I can record a quick version of the notes.