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by Guile Island
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 22578

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Can confirm that Smylie has excellent BBQ, but it's definitely a little expensive. I can't differentiate beer quality and haven't been to the other places.
by Guile Island
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Ryan Humphrey has resigned from PACE.
by Guile Island
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Summer 2019 New PACE Members
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Summer 2019 New PACE Members

PACE is proud to announce the following new members for this season:

Naveed Chowdhury
Connie Prater
Kady Hsu
Olivia Lamberti
Tejas Santanam
James Malouf

Congratulations to all and welcome to PACE!
by Guile Island
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 12453

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Excuse me if I'm sounding like a broken record here, but I'm not a big fan of the schedule as it looks. Super ACRONYM is a hard tossup/bonus tournament, by shoving it into a morning slot you're either being unrealistic or making this stacked field play a truncated tournament. Cambridge Open being se...
by Guile Island
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Jason Loy and Chuck Pearson have resigned from PACE. Jordan Brownstein is going on Inactive status.
by Guile Island
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 64-bit Soundbyte - Gaming/Music Mini-Event (Gauging Interest)
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: 64-bit Soundbyte - Gaming/Music Mini-Event (Gauging Interest)

I'd sacrifice a few fingertips for an opportunity to play this
by Guile Island
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 12453

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

If MUSES is full tossup/bonus I'd rather cut CamO for more zany side event action. All-subject tournaments are overrated.
by Guile Island
Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Nick Clusserath has returned to Active membership status.
by Guile Island
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NSC Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 910

2019 NSC Survey

In order to continue putting on an excellent national tournament every year, PACE has created a survey for all attendees of the 2019 NSC to fill out.

If you would like to give feedback on your experience and what you want the NSC to be like in the future, please fill out the survey here.
by Guile Island
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4916

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

This year's NSC is now posted on the archive. We at PACE hope everyone enjoyed the set!
by Guile Island
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)
Replies: 21
Views: 5147

Re: Scattergories 3 at Chicago Open (08/04/2019)

Seeking teammates. You could get me at my Scattergories 1 (pretty good), or you could get me at my Scattergories 2 (terrible). But I'm fun and whimsical!
by Guile Island
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3060

PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Jakob Myers and Julie Gittings have resigned from PACE.
by Guile Island
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17191

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Official playoff seeds are here.
by Guile Island
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC Program
Replies: 0
Views: 1091

2019 PACE NSC Program

Here is this year's NSC program. Special thanks to Emily Dickson for taking the lead on compiling it!
by Guile Island
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: PACE NSC 2019 Rules Changes
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

PACE NSC 2019 Rules Changes

Effective May 15, 2019, PACE has made a few important changes in our ruleset. PACE's current gameplay and eligibility rules are available here . The four rules changes are in the gameplay rules, sections A.6.b ("Assistant Coaches"), H.3 ("Lodging Protests"), H.12 ("Protest Resolutions"), and addendu...
by Guile Island
Fri May 10, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago
Replies: 0
Views: 2023

2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

This is a preliminary announcement for the 2020 PACE NSC, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois over the weekend of June 6th. More information will become available in this thread in the months leading up to the tournament.
by Guile Island
Mon May 06, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Donations: Limited Time Matching
Replies: 0
Views: 1329

PACE Donations: Limited Time Matching

Hello everyone, From now until the beginning of round 1 of this year's NSC, PACE Member Ian Drayer is offering to match all donations to PACE by non-members dollar-for-dollar up to $1000. If you would like to make a match-eligible donation, please donate via our PayPal link (found on this page ) and...
by Guile Island
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 6194

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

I sent an e-mail to Michael Li about a week ago reminding him of the PACE Side Event policy. Michael and Anson are obviously free to host this event as long as they comply!
by Guile Island
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC Distribution
Replies: 0
Views: 1947

2019 PACE NSC Distribution

Below is the template distribution for the PACE NSC 2019 question set, courtesy of head editor Ike Jose. This distribution lists how many tossups/bonuses will be included from each category out of the 20 tossups and 20 bonuses in regular play per packet. For an example, 4/4 Literature indicates that...
by Guile Island
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSED]
Replies: 15
Views: 5323

Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

I just now realized this was happening, so I'm a free agent if somebody wants me.

EDIT: Joining the Ryan/Coates/PC team.
by Guile Island
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Call For Staff
Replies: 0
Views: 2147

2019 PACE NSC: Call For Staff

Hello everyone, The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is currently seeking interested staffers of all types for the 2019 NSC, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA the weekend of June 8-9. If you are interested or have questions about staffing, please fill out t...
by Guile Island
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 11618

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

The Uranus tu has been fixed, I apparently was on autopilot when writing that and wrote like 2 clues on the basis that Rhea, not Gaea, was his wife. Really sorry about that- hopefully it was easy enough to figure out in protests.
by Guile Island
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 11618

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I'd like to give a special thanks to Matt Bollinger for inviting me onto Regionals when Religion/Mythology needed a new editor, and Will Alston, JinAh Kim, and Jordan Brownstein for providing some invaluable feedback on my questions even when I didn't have time to set up public playtesting. I did my...
by Guile Island
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 16685

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

I'm now playing this with Auroni. Very much looking forward to it :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
by Guile Island
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Seeking New Member Nominations - January 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1564

PACE Seeking New Member Nominations - January 2019

It's that time of year again, quizbowlers! The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is again seeking nominations for new members! Nominations are due to secretary Michael Hundley at secretary@pace-nsc.org by Sunday, January 20 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. PACE has many objectives, which incl...
by Guile Island
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Officers 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 3370

Re: PACE Officers 2018-19

Jackie Wu has won an election to finish Chuck's term as VP of Outreach. She will serve until the next officer elections are held in summer 2019.
by Guile Island
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 8757

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror Date Poll Inside

I'm playing this and seeking teammates. I'm not good at science but will buzz everywhere else whether you like it or not.
by Guile Island
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Officers 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 3370

Re: PACE Officers 2018-19

Chuck Pearson has resigned his position as VP of Outreach. He is remaining a member of PACE. Jackie Wu will be performing his duties in the interim while PACE goes through the procedure of electing a replacement.
by Guile Island
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6855

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I was the primary editor for the Religion, Mythology, and US History in this set, and edited some of the Other Science with the assistance of Ike Jose. Special thanks to Young Lee for writing some RM, Tejas for writing a majority of the US History, Auroni for writing some Religion, and Rob Carson fo...
by Guile Island
Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 7034

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

A text written as teachings from this figure to a group of sages is known as his namesake “Laws.” For 10 points each: [10] Name this figure, a son of Brahma who was warned of an impending flood by Vishnu in the form of the giant fish Matsya. ANSWER: Manu [10] The Laws of Manu illustrate the Vedic c...
by Guile Island
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 8630

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

This was a lot of fun, thanks for running it!
by Guile Island
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29
Replies: 10
Views: 5033

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29

The field should now be current. Since the OP of this thread only has 3 posts, every edit needs moderator approval.
by Guile Island
Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17191

2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is proud to announce that the 2019 National Scholastic Championship (NSC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston on June 8-9, 2019. The Hyatt Regency Reston has previously been the site of the NSC in 2014, 2015, and 2018. PACE looks forward to co...
by Guile Island
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 8630

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Seeking teammates for this, I guess. I've very high-variance these days but can still get tossups.
by Guile Island
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 25006

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I agree with Tejas that two consecutive film events is not ideal. I'd definitely play anything, but I think it would be good to not hyperconcentrate the film.
by Guile Island
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Officers 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 3370

PACE Officers 2018-19

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is thrilled to announce its new Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term (website update pending). We're excited to kick off another excellent year! President: Fred Morlan Treasurer: Michael Bentley Secretary: Mike Hundley Director of Communicatio...
by Guile Island
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 51382

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

There's a huge lot that's open on weekends on the southeast end of campus next to one of those newfangled giant buildings. Just enter on Sheridan before it intersects with Chicago Avenue. Yup, this is free on weekends, and we've always encouraged people to park at it for NU-hosted tournaments in th...
by Guile Island
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 15336

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Dudes, don't post the contents of private conversations to a public forum without permission from the other member(s) of the conversation.
by Guile Island
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 16685

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Nats Season 2019)

someone who knows old things and wants to win play this with me pls
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 51382

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 3607

Re: SNICK @ University of Minnesota - Weekend of 8/18

I'll probably be at this. I'll likely be pretty bad due to being born in 1995, but I can hopefully nab some video games and music points at the very least. Contact me if you wish to team up.
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 29474

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

I believe there was a tossup on the Chiefs in this tournament that referred to them as being quarterbacked by Alex Smith. That is now incorrect, as he was traded to Washington several months ago.
by Guile Island
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 16110

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

In about a month I'll be moving to Milwaukee to start a new job. I'll do my best to keep playing opens and generally staying involved in quizbowl, and who knows, may even try to get a stronger Wisconsin circuit going?
by Guile Island
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT
Replies: 35
Views: 13008

Re: PACENSC 2018 - A Pokemon Set @HSNCT

Is this still planned for Saturday night at HSNCT? Need to know if there will be a conflict with the guerilla staff event, which i would of course skip for Pokemon.
by Guile Island
Mon May 14, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 25006

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I'm going to this, I'd definitely prefer an all-side event slate to a main event, though of course would gladly play a British main event if that's what people want.
by Guile Island
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 40138

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

-I wonder if the clue about octrees is unique to collision detection? From my cursory reading it seems like octrees are used in a lot of applications to partition space before doing whatever it is you set yourself to do (disclaimer: I almost negged with N-body simulations at that clue for this reas...
by Guile Island
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 40138

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Hi friends! I wrote and edited all of the jazz and computer science in this set (with the exception of a guest submission from Ike). This was my first time doing this much work at this high of a level, so I'm looking forward to hearing about what people thought- always feel free to PM/DM me in addit...
by Guile Island
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 60
Views: 18066

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

okay but WHERE is my science TRASH at
by Guile Island
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2937

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on "ports?" I misinterpreted it the way I heard it as referring to Kingston and got really confused, and am not sure if that should be on me, the moderator, or the packet.