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by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:26 pm
But WHICH one of the Twin Cities????????
Minneapolis, not Chicago.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota
Replies: 4
Views: 917

ACF Nationals 2020: 4/18-19, University of Minnesota

ACF Nationals 2020 will be held April 18-19 at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities . I will be reprising my role as TD from last year's tournament. More details (on fees, packet submission schedules, distribution, etc.) will be posted here as soon as they are available. Editing This tournament...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 43
Views: 7528

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

Is there a possibility of an online mirror of this? I’d be interested in paying to play an online mirror. I'd also love to hear an online mirror and would be happy to support a good cause or the people who have written packets. There will be an online mirror within the next two weeks. I have been b...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 7663

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

My ballot. Posting this is intended to spur discussion, not to disrespect any particular team. I underranked your team because I have a secret vendetta against you. Projected rosters have a decent chance of being wrong, especially on teams with lots of changeover. TIER I - title favorites 1. Chicago...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 7663

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

I'm finished at Northwestern and Adam Silverman has retired.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 21574

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

John Ketzkorn wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:55 am
DumbJaques wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 am
Please make every effort to pay me at some point tomorrow. I will not be accepting cash.
Given that this is the case, is there anyone willing to do cash -> venmo this year?
Sure, I can.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Different Styles of Making Flashcards
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: Different Styles of Making Flashcards

I am by no means an elite player, but I have done quite a bit of studying over the years, and have never used nor seen the appeal of flashcards. I take bulleted pencil-and-paper notes on the harder details of everything I study, and I don't understand how flashcards could be more helpful for me. Is...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 11247

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Others will send emails to people you work on projects with to gather dirt on you That email had absolutely nothing to do with you at all. You should have asked anybody involved with it in any way before making a wrong accusation in public. Huh, I was not aware that I hadn't talked to people involv...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11819

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

I don't have a ton of preference here other than getting to play as much Super ACRONYM as possible.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 14428

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I graduated from the University of Maryland and will be starting a PhD in history at Indiana University. I am hoping to get a team going there again. If anyone is going to IU and is interested please email me at hawkjus19@gmail.com. big ten quizbowl status: 12.5/14 come on wisconsin/nebraska Wiscon...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11819

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

Looking for CamO, MUSES, and Unanswered Question teammates, especially if we haven't played together before.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11819

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. I agree that I'd rather play a fun side event than a slog of an all-subject tournament, but would like to make sure that there's a sufficient supply of side events that will app...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 21574

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

One more: The field has been updated and is officially at 18 teams (but I've been given the impression more sign-ups may be expected). I'm going to talk with the editors/staffers and confirm we can go up to 24 without losing our minds. In the meantime, if you are a interested in playing this tourna...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 16745

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

Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group. I think they are; they just failed to correctly assign teams to columns. The ...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 6264

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

I, too, would like to play this at NSC. Hopefully a reader can be procured.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri May 31, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 11819

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

Are there plans to play CamO again this year? Would that fit on the same day as MUSES?
by ryanrosenberg
Mon May 27, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Let's Remember Some New York Mets
Replies: 7
Views: 1735

Re: Let's Remember Some New York Mets

Down like the hopes of Mets fans.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri May 24, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CANCELLED: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue -- July 6/7, 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7526

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

A singles event where players have to write huge packets seems both a) rough on the writing side to have to produce 26/26 solo, and b) unworkably long if there's any decent number of people participating. I'd recommend bumping it up to doubles or triples, if not full teams.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon May 20, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 22615

Re: Player Poll 2019

Is there any chance that individual ballots (perhaps with personal information redacted) will be released? Here's my ballot(s), along with the general tier criteria I used to think about how to rank people. Rankings within tiers are very rough, and there are many people who are in the noteworthy ti...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon May 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 22615

Re: Player Poll 2019

Auroni wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:22 pm
7. Shan Kothari, Minnesota (34, 1 first place vote, lowest unranked)
I somehow forgot about Shan, sorry Shan! Everyone should imagine me ranking Shan top 10 and him being in 5th.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun May 19, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 6394

Re: MSNCT predictions

For the record, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams individually by place, three teams tied for 5th place, five teams tied for 8th place, eight teams tied for 13th place, and twelve teams tied for 21st place. (In other words, it probably makes more sense to talk about top seven than top ...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)
Replies: 8
Views: 2955

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

ArnavS wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Formally, the eligibility criterion is similar to what it was in the poll's first iteration. That is:
Also, Open players are eligible.
Could you clarify this?
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 7401

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:19 pm
How many people on your original list actually are still in Chicago?
Everyone except Ike and Adam, I believe. But "living in Chicago" does not automatically qualify one for this ranking.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 29, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 7401

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

New rankings! Instead of ranking players who live in Chicago, I'm instead ranking players who are "Chicagoan" (i.e., play in Chicago tournaments and generally affect an air of "being from Chicago"). Jakob Myers Despite not actually living in or being from Chicago, Jakob gets included because he come...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 4465

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Hey everyone, we will be running our online mirror on May 18th (announcement to come). This will be intended for undergrads and other less dominant players. Teams are allowed to be open (as in players need not attend the same institution and may be former college students, high schoolers, middle sc...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 4465

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Hey everyone, we will be running our online mirror on May 18th (announcement to come). This will be intended for undergrads and other less dominant players. Teams are allowed to be open (as in players need not attend the same institution and may be former college students, high schoolers, middle sc...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 22615

Re: Player Poll 2019

In particular, a word about Sam Bailey. With so many newer people who deserve to be moved up or receive votes this year, he may drop out of the top 25 overall, but you should really put him high on your "misc" list. First of all, econ and social science fall into that category. I was assuming most ...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 4465

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Mike Bentley wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:26 am
I'd personally like to play this tournament, but also recognize that open Discord fields are pretty intimidating to much of the target audience for this tournament.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 22615

Re: Player Poll 2019

If we're praising teammates here, I'll take up for a former teammate and point out that Aidan played at the level of a top 15 player at Nationals. Agreed (as a former open teammate of Aidan's). I'll also offer former teammates Natan Holtzman and Marianna Zhang as players absolutely deserving of you...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 9655

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

Essentially, this is the classic "pick 2 out of 3" situation: * Large ACF Nationals, with more than 40 teams * Championship bracket with 10+ teams playing a full round-robin * Tournament of a length that writers and editors can produce at a high quality; that moderators can read without losing thei...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 20224

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

Also, what was the third math question you talked about? I don't remember a third math question in the rounds that most teams heard. Sorry, I miscounted since I didn't know the tournament format exactly. Just to be clear, the math tossups are DAGs, the one in the tiebreaker team packet, Collatz, Pi...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 9655

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Where does the estimate of 30-45 minute increase if you played off all rr-playoff tiebreakers come from? I don’t think you’d save much time if, for example, at ICT only the top bracket ties were played off. Unlike ICT, ACF Nationals games are fairly variable in timing due to not being on the clock....
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 9655

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Also, I think rounds ended at around 8/8:30PM on Saturday, while the e-mailed schedule allocated time until 10PM for games. Ending early was nice, but this leads me to believe that there was time to play off tiebreakers. (Please correct me if I got any of the times wrong, as that would definitely c...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 am
On this schedule we have two byes and play both Chicago and WUSTL in the same round.
This has been fixed.

edit: now without making McGill play on their own packet
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The prelims schedule for 2019 ACF Nationals is attached.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 17113

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I think that Northwestern was over-seeded as a 1 seed, but given that we were in the bracket with Maryland it evened out. With the benefit of hindsight (specifically, seeing how things played out at ICT) I would agree that Northwestern probably shouldn't have been a 1-seed, but look at what was kno...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 4269

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Seems like there's a big group for a July mirror, but I'm assuming if I asked people to settle on one weekend those votes would be split. I'm currently leaning towards August 17th-18th to have a buffer after CO. This has the benefit of giving writers more time to polish their sets and not accidenta...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

At the end of the round robin, only ties that concern title contention (overall, UG, or D2) will will be broken on a tiebreaker packet (Round 9); all other ties will be broken by PPG. Just to clarify, does "title contention" include the top 3 or just the top 1? Just the top 1. The A-value spreadshe...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 17113

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I think that Northwestern was over-seeded as a 1 seed, but given that we were in the bracket with Maryland it evened out.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

I think it's a bit strange that in a field where the middle bracket teams are stronger than ever , we're still using a schedules that privilege the best teams in the game. I think it was a really good thing that lower bracket teams got an equal number of games as upper bracket teams as last year, a...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

edit: still don't know the difference between quote and edit, ignore
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The format for this year's Nationals has changed some from last year, so I wanted to provide a write-up of this year's format to clear up questions teams may have, and please post any outstanding questions in this thread or message me. Prelims Teams will be divided into 6 groups of 8, and play a li...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Can I ask why the tiebreakers policy have been changed? This policy is a departure from previous ACF Nationals, in which all teams were given the chance to move into a higher bracket. Most teams, like my own, will probably end up not playing any tiebreakers. This policy also doesn't save any packet...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4856

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Do stats exist for ACRONYM? Excited to see my team's 9/2/6 game immortalized on the DB.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

What is the planned time for the lunch break? Last year I think "lunch" was at 2:30 or 3pm? If it will be at the same time, I think it should be announced so we can pack actual meals to eat between rounds instead of just snacks. The e-mail has lunch from 1 to 2 PM This is correct; lunch will be aft...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 43345

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

The format for this year's Nationals has changed some from last year, so I wanted to provide a write-up of this year's format to clear up questions teams may have, and please post any outstanding questions in this thread or message me. Prelims Teams will be divided into 6 groups of 8, and play a lim...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 13
Views: 3283

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

I would do CO weekend, but I'm unsure--I thought there were a few side events already scheduled for Sunday (maybe?). If a trash weekend in Purdue manifested, would that work? Seems like you'd get a better "trash" field. What I'd last heard is that there was just one smaller event confirmed for Sund...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 4269

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Mid-July would be the best, but either of the other August weekends would be preferable to the one after CO.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CANCELLED: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue -- July 6/7, 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7526

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

John Ketzkorn wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:25 pm
We'll probably have players interested in coming to this -- provided it doesn't conflict with the Side Event weekend we were planning to host again (very likely to be August 10th-11th)
Cheynem wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Oof, the weekend after CO?
Agreed, this will be rough to impossible to have work for many people.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CANCELLED: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue -- July 6/7, 2019
Replies: 43
Views: 7526

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

I'd be interested in another side event weekend; as Harris points out, there are going to be more tournaments available than can fit into one weekend.

The only weekend I definitively can't do is June 8-9, as that's NSC weekend.