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by DanTheClam
Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 34558

As part of the "vast desert of mediocrity and umpromising anonymity," I would like to voice my opinion that the future of qb life is not as bad as people here would like to claim. This opinion is based on: 1. Incoming high schoolers are getting better with each passing year, both in terms of playing...
by DanTheClam
Mon Nov 06, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: In the Interest of Time...
Replies: 20
Views: 8247

This is the case in some other regions, but when a tournament is in Newark and two NJ teams leave early, that's bullshit. And this concerns you how, Kwartler? Two teams aren't allowed to agree not to play a game that matters to nobody except possibly the two of them? Or must we play for your benefit?
by DanTheClam
Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

Full results are now available at:

http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/parfait ... dings.html

I was missing a single scoresheet from Round 11, the game between Delaware and Columbia, so that one round is missing, but stats are otherwise complete.
by DanTheClam
Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

My apologies for the slowness. At the moment, I only have preliminary stats, which are available at

http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/parfait ... dings.html

Complete stats should be posted later today.
by DanTheClam
Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

Our field for PARFAIT II is now full at our desired number of 16 (not the above-mentioned 14). Here's the field: Brown (1) Columbia (1) Delaware (1) Florida State (1) Freeburg (1) George Washington (1) Maryland (2) Penn (1) Rutgers New Brunswick (2) Rutgers Newark (1) UVA (1) VCU (1) Villanova (1) Y...
by DanTheClam
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

With the tournament two and a half weeks away, here is our current confirmed field: Brown (1) Delaware (1) Florida State (1) Freeburg (1) Maryland (2) Penn (1) Rutgers (1) UVA (2) VCU (1) If you told me 1-2 teams and you're listed as 1 here, well, that's because this is the confirmed list. Let me kn...
by DanTheClam
Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

The field so far for PARFAIT 2:

Maryland (2)
UVA (2)
VCU (1)
Freeburg (1)
Rutgers (1-2)

Several other teams have expressed interest as well. Shoot me an e-mail at dan at princeton dot edu to register.
by DanTheClam
Sat May 27, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006
Replies: 15
Views: 7187

PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006

Princeton College Bowl is pleased to announce that PARFAIT 2 will be held Saturday, October 14th on the lovely Princeton campus. PARFAIT is an MACF academic tournament open to all teams affiliated with a college and other teams at my (almost certainly granted) discretion. This year's PARFAIT, unlike...
by DanTheClam
Mon Apr 10, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Underwhelmed
Replies: 141
Views: 132481

I'm going to start this off by saying that I did not enjoy this year's ICT very much. After the tournament, our team discussed it and decided that the best adjective to describe the tournament was "mediocre." It certainly wasn't bad almost all of the questions were acceptable, if you didn't mind the...
by DanTheClam
Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Poll
Replies: 25
Views: 14014

Princeton

ACF (if we do in fact go): Chris Frankel, Lenny Kostovetsky, Jordan Boyd-Graber, Dan Benediktson

ICT: Lenny, Jordan, Dan, Willie Wong
by DanTheClam
Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 51816

Actually, our team is a perfect example of Jerry's claim about the doubling of powers. We had 3 of the same people as last year, and the fourth from both years contributed about the same PPG. I think everybody on it had approximately twice as many powers as last year. Powers did seem to be noticeabl...
by DanTheClam
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 51816

This year's SCT was the worst academic tournament I've been to since Penn Bowl 2004. My main complaint is that this year's SCT rewarded fraud knowledge to such a high degree; witness my ppg, which is significantly higher than it ought to be, especially considering that NAQT virtually excises any rea...
by DanTheClam
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT East stats
Replies: 8
Views: 5477

Oh, nice. I like the "Maryland House: forfeit" in an attempt to explain why Princeton B didn't win the tournament; long story short, there is no reason.
by DanTheClam
Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 32599

The earlier claim that there were no economics tossups at all is simply incorrect. I can cite from memory that there was a tossup on a Ronald Coase article (whose title I don't remember); I negged it. It did seem like there were too few economics questions and too few linguistics questions. However,...
by DanTheClam
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 32599

I thoroughly enjoyed this year's ACF Regionals set. No set is perfect, and this was of course no exception, but it seemed to me that this is about as good as you can possibly make any tournament. I noticed no repeated answers and no more than ten or so questions that made me wonder what the writer w...
by DanTheClam
Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2005 Results
Replies: 6
Views: 3846

Chris, I've gotten your e-mails and responded to both of them. I just sent you a third e-mail which has the packets attached, since I thought your trade offer sounded fine... I think there might be some problem at your end, since I haven't had trouble sending other people the questions in similar ci...
by DanTheClam
Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2006 Announcement and Call for Hosts
Replies: 11
Views: 9748

In light of the combining packets from the same region that took place at ACF Fall, shouldn't some rule be instituted about putting the region you're playing in at the top of your packet? Also, I second Greenstein - it'd be nice to know where we're playing.
by DanTheClam
Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Overrepresentation of World Lit Topics
Replies: 66
Views: 34447

I guess I tried to make too general a point, and in doing so ended up with something completely wrong. I think you're right that questions about Salman Rushdie himself should be categorised as both Indian and British as you suggest, but surely a question about Midnight's Children would be considered...
by DanTheClam
Sat Dec 10, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Overrepresentation of World Lit Topics
Replies: 66
Views: 34447

... let's not mistake lit written in English by Indian authors with Indian lit... The quote I'm replying to is quite a ways back, and although I've just skimmed most of the thread, it doesn't look to me like this has been questioned at all; forgive me if it has. Why in general should lit written in...
by DanTheClam
Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2005 Results
Replies: 6
Views: 3846

The PARFAIT 2005 question set is certainly available for trade (and I guess purchase, although we would much prefer to trade). E-mail me at dbenedik (at) princeton [dot] edu with an offer and I'm certain we can come to some arrangement.
by DanTheClam
Sun Dec 04, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2005 Results
Replies: 6
Views: 3846

Statistics have been posted at: http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/parfait2005/parfait_standings.html A few apparent anomalies to note: the top two teams played an extra game, namely the Finals. Individual stats were only kept for the preliminary games, not for the playoff games, and prizes were given ...
by DanTheClam
Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Question-writing pet peeves
Replies: 21
Views: 23359

Brad, I'll respond to your comments out of order. 2. I also very much dislike biography bowl; however, I think you'll find that the number of biographical-type questions was so low as to compare favorably with most, tournaments that you will ever go to. Indeed, you will not find a person more oppose...
by DanTheClam
Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PARFAIT 2005 Results
Replies: 6
Views: 3846

PARFAIT 2005 Results

The first Princeton Annual Regional Fall Academic Invitational Tournament was played today in the cozy basement of Fisher Hall. 9 teams competed, and the day ended with two teams, Jason Keller-led Rutgers New Brunswick and solo Seth Kendall from Kentucky duking it out in a finals round, after they c...
by DanTheClam
Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Princeton Fall Tournament: Dec. 3, 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3002

This is a notice that the super-early deadline for the recently-christened PARFAIT (worth a discount of $40) is tomorrow night (Friday, October 14th) at 11:59:59 PM. Submit your packets to dbenedik (at) princeton (dot) edu. The next deadline, for a $20 discount, is October 28th, and the no-penalty d...
by DanTheClam
Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Request For Comments: Audio Match Hosting Software
Replies: 10
Views: 6327

Although this is now horribly unrelated to the thread, since Noah asked... The main reason for switching to PostgreSQL is that Jerome runs on it. So, to integrate the two applications, one of us would have to switch. And when it comes down to deciding which SQL to use, the simple fact is that not on...
by DanTheClam
Sat Aug 13, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Request For Comments: Audio Match Hosting Software
Replies: 10
Views: 6327

Although this is unrelated to internet broadcasting, I am personally very interested in an online tournament management system for statskeeping purposes. In fact, I have been building a fairly complete web application in PHP and MySQL (although I will likely switch to PostgreSQL soon after completin...
by DanTheClam
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Princeton Fall Tournament: Dec. 3, 2005
Replies: 2
Views: 3002

Princeton Fall Tournament: Dec. 3, 2005

The Princeton College Bowl Club is pleased to announce Princeton's Annual Regional Fall Academic Invitational Tournament (PARFAIT). The tournament will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005 and is open to all teams affiliated with a college and other teams at my discretion. Dan Benediktson and Jorda...
by DanTheClam
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP (or just M) singles?
Replies: 8
Views: 4711

I'd be delighted to play in an RMP singles tournament or to write some philosophy for it. An entire RMP tournament's worth would probably be too much, but I could probably write half a tournament's worth of good philosophy questions.
by DanTheClam
Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science Monstrosity III Results
Replies: 5
Views: 3990

Science Monstrosity III Results

Science Monstrosity III: The Gay Science took place immediately after the end of the Chicago Open on Saturday, July 2nd. Unforunately, the plane flight of Head Editor/TD Jordan Boyd-Graber and co-editor Irene Ying was cancelled, leaving myself (Dan Benediktson) and Wesley Matthews in charge. Nonethe...
by DanTheClam
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2005 NAQT ICT Results
Replies: 46
Views: 29471

NAQT's preliminary brackets look a little skewed to a completely biased observer (Dan from Princeton), but they look especially bad when compared to ACF's preliminary brackets. ACF's took the top 2 from each of the 3 preliminary brackets, and one third-place team was taken. As it ended up, the numbe...
by DanTheClam
Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals
Replies: 16
Views: 9597

Princeton, probably with a badly mutilated team, will be coming. Presence of either Chris Frankel or Lenny Kostovetsky is in doubt, especially the latter.
by DanTheClam
Thu Nov 25, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 5791

The scoresheet that was handed to me on Saturday appeared to say that Livingston A had defeated Smithtown A in their game. When I went back and was re-entering the stats, I totalled up the scores on each of the scoresheets again. Doing this, it emerged that Smithtown A had in fact won the game, givi...
by DanTheClam
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 5791

I have finished entering stats, and they are now posted at my personal web page (I don't have access to the Princeton College Bowl page, or they'd be there). http://www.princeton.edu/~dbenedik/HS/bob_standings.html There are no individual stats, for reasons which I have previously explained. The onl...
by DanTheClam
Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 5791

Basically, along with everything else that went wrong yesterday, the game stats that had been entered into a computer were deleted last night, through my own mistake when working with SQBS. I still have the scoresheets, of course, but there are about 350 of them, and entering them in SQBS was basica...
by DanTheClam
Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 5791

Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament

After 6 brackets completed 12- or 11-game Round Robins, the top 16 teams were picked by win-loss percentage, head-to-head matchces, and points per game. Points per game was used to break a circle of death. Then, a single-elimination tournament was played among the top 16 teams. Thomas Jefferson A de...
by DanTheClam
Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Brief Cornell Results
Replies: 10
Views: 6163

I feel like my team is being unfairly slighted in this thread. The TD, when asked about his opinion on the idea of a final game, said essentially that the rules were the rules and that he didn't care either way. I'll freely admit that we liked the fact that we'd essentially been handed the victory v...
by DanTheClam
Tue Oct 12, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Princeton High School Tournament - 11/20/2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

In light of the very much appreciated comment from jewtemplar, I've realized that when you have 12-team brackets, as we had planned, that implies an 11-round Round Robin (yeah. I didn't put quite enough thought into that one). Hence: CORRECTION: Princeton's High School tournament will consist of an ...
by DanTheClam
Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Princeton High School Tournament - 11/20/2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

Just another reminder about the Princeton High School Tournament, to be held Saturday, November 20, 2004. We currently have 27 teams registered, and the tournament is filling up fast. The tournament is to be run on NAQT IS 46, and will feature a 12-game round robin, followed by four-rounds of single...
by DanTheClam
Mon Aug 09, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: Princeton High School Tournament - 11/20/2004
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

Announcement: Princeton High School Tournament - 11/20/2004

The Princeton College Bowl Club is proud to announce the Twelfth Annual Princeton High School Tournament, to be held on Saturday, November 20, 2004. As usual, the tournament will be hosted on NAQT Invitational Series questions, with the specific set to be announced after completing arrangements with...