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by bradleykirksey
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO VI General Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: SuMO VI General Announcement

Hey Nick!

None of our writers have ever done that before, so I don't know if it ever crossed our minds honestly. I'll talk to the others, but I don't think that there's a plan for that right now.
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO VI General Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: SuMO VI General Announcement

While we're obviously very grateful for the international attention we've received, I think our writing staff have elected not to hold a Florida mirror on July 11th. We'll figure out, when it's possible, when this will be, but obviously we can't guess on what any better than you can.
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 19, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summer Events?
Replies: 7
Views: 1477

Re: Summer Events?

the hope is to have an in-person event down here in Florida in the late summer glad to see my fellow Floridians taking the pandemic seriously I floated the idea, once or twice, of running something after 8 weeks of dropping case numbers. And only then. And then, to a lot of pushback. You can apprai...
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What makes a good tiebreaker?
Replies: 6
Views: 900

What makes a good tiebreaker?

I didn't know where to put this, so I guess I'll put it here. I was a little surprised that there isn't like a "Writing for people who don't write no good" or "writing theory" subforum but that's life. Can't have an infinite number I guess. I've worked on a few sets over some period of time and I've...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly III (Postponed)
Replies: 1
Views: 618

Re: John Charles Daly III (Postponed)

Because of the COVID crisis, this has been postponed to a later date. It's still mostly done, we'll meet any deadlines we've set for other mirrors so far, but we think it's unwise to run a tournament at that point, and it was probably overly-optimistic to try.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO VI General Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: SuMO VI General Announcement

This semester turned out to be more than we reckoned for, and I think we are sliding back to 12 packets.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly III (Postponed)
Replies: 1
Views: 618

John Charles Daly III (Postponed)

Hello all! Sorry for the delay in getting this together. I'd explain why but I know you don't actually care about my personal life. Peter Torres and I are mostly done with JCD III. It'll be ready for mirrors in late May if anyone's entrepid enough to run a tournament then. It's going to be pretty si...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: SuMO VI General Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

SuMO VI General Announcement

Hello everyone! This is a general announcement that we are writing SuMO VI. We’re aiming to have it finished by late June. It’ll be put together by Mickey Sizemore, Griffin Thompson, Cody Johansen, Mitch Alday, Daniel Golisch, and myself. This tournament series is Mitch Alday’s baby. Mitch, as I und...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 4429

Re: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

I don't really know about that. 1) I think that if your circuit wants to have a "gentleman's agreement" rule and the Midwest wants to knock each others' brains out on easy questions, why do you care what they do? That might sound a little bit snarky, but I mean it as a genuine question. Is there any...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SuMO V - Florida Mirror - July 6th
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

Re: SuMO V - Florida Mirror - July 6th

So, depending on a few people trying to get standby flights, and a few people who aren't responded to texts, we're looking to have either 7 or 8 teams (Or 14-16 pairs). Obviously, we're aiming for 8, because byes are gross. We're looking to kick-off at 9 AM, and we're meeting at HPA 1 107. HPA 1 is ...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SuMO V - Florida Mirror - July 6th
Replies: 1
Views: 1154

SuMO V - Florida Mirror - July 6th

Hey guys! It's that time of year again. We're holding a site of SuMO in Orlando, at UCF, on July the 6th. It'll be at UCF, we're going to aim to start at 9:30. Like usual for SuMO, you sign up in pairs, and you'll be randomly matched up the night before or the morning of. Pairs are $50 each, but hal...
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 02, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8889

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

It might be worth noting that the above criteria would include several people who are not currently going to school, like…Jesse Gingold I sure hope he's enrolled, because he's been playing stuff . Yeah. My post initially said "at a 4 year University" and included Jesse because he normally played CC...
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8889

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Edit: I saw "played two of these tournaments" instead of "Open players are not eligible" and then listed a bunch of ineligible open players. Then I, even more stupidly, included Jesse Gingold, who is most definitely enrolled at Valencia, because I am a moron, which is my primary motivation for most ...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 29112

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

If NAQT wants to maintain its consistent position that all games are a measure of a team's strength, I think that isn't the most unreasonable decision they could make. Losing to a playoff team in particular should always count against you IMO - it sure does in the top bracket of ACF Nationals! OK, ...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 18408

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Of course, your mileage may vary, but Charlie, I don't think that this thread is painting a really accurate picture of quiz bowl people. Every time I've been to ICT, I've spent time hanging out with Valencia, UF, Toronto, and a lot of other good people that I enjoy seeing. And when we go to places l...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4824

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

UF B appears to have had six wins over non-sandbag teams before the finals. OK, they had 6 wins NCF had 5 UCF C had 4 right? Edit: OK, yes, thanks for the edit, I think I get what you're asking better. It wasn't my decision, I have no idea what was actually happening, but it looks like the TD 1) Di...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4824

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

Looking at the stats posted to the TDB, I cannot make heads or tails of the playoff format, and it looks like some teams played 4 playoff games and others only 2. Can anyone enlighten me? Top bracket teams played 3 games against each other. Bottom bracket teams played 3 against each other. Then the...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 5053

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

Aaron, I'm not sure if most teams are super solidified yet. Or, really, any of them. I do know that Griffin Thompson lost a teammate when the date changed, and I believe that Zach Foster's team only has 3.
by bradleykirksey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 29684

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

I'm sort of out of the loop, but did no one in the south east put in a bid except GT? UCF and UF like hosting, and Atlanta is 7 hours away from UCF and from me. And I think that it's farther for NCF.

Well, I guess it sounds like a long day of driving ahead!
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open @ UCF July 7th,2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

Re: Cambridge Open @ UCF July 7th,2018

Hello everyone! We finished the set. Most of the games were either won or lost, and tossups were had by all. We had a three way tie for first place that we weren't able to break because of time/logistical reasons. Congrats to Jakob Myers's team (With Leo Law, Peter Torres, and Jakob's dad) for winni...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Mixed Open Mirror Tournament in Orlando (6/30)
Replies: 0
Views: 1200

Summer Mixed Open Mirror Tournament in Orlando (6/30)

Hello everybody! On June 30th, we’ll be mirroring SuMO here in Orlando. Just like the Tennessee site, we’ll be using SSNCT, we’ll be using matched doubles, and there will be a prize pool for teams that do well. To elaborate on the above, you sign up with one other person, making a team of two. The m...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT has a legally binding set of bylaws that each member agrees to and formally signs on to when they accept membership in the company. In order for NAQT to remove a member, we have to follow the established grievance procedure that everyone has agreed to. If we do not do this, it opens our proces...
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Let me clarify that I'm not calling for Matt Bruce to be expelled right away simply because of how damning everything in this thread is. In fact, I'm completely in favor of NAQT going through a formal procedure, especially when allegations are as serious as they are here. However, while NAQT did ev...
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

In this particular case, NAQT has the summer offsesaon to conduct its formal grievance process, but what happens if (God forbid) concerns surface while the circuit is active? I sincerely hope NAQT and other organizations work to establish a more rapid internal process to address concerns about stud...
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Here's a brief overview of how the grievance process specified in NAQT's bylaws works: Step 1: a written grievance is filed against an NAQT member Step 2: the member has the opportunity to respond in writing to the grievance Step 3: a panel of three NAQT members is appointed to produce a written re...
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72623

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Is there any internal difference between termination of membership and resignation within NAQT? I know that there some sort of profit-sharing given to NAQT members at the end of each year's cycle. Would resignation divest a member? Or does it work like stock in that a resigned member could still pr...
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 30866

Re: Players Choice Awards

I'm basically out of the circuit at this point, especially at the national level, so maybe my opinion is worthless. But, if anyone is curious about the South East... 4th scorer of the year, on a national level, has to be Adam Fine, right? But 16 points per game on 2 negs at ICT on the way to a natio...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 30993

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

OK, hear me out. Timothy Guice.

Like, he may not be a top-25 talent, but think about how much more it would mean for him than for Eric Mukherjee.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT policy about descriptive answer lines and protests
Replies: 1
Views: 2040

Re: NAQT policy about descriptive answer lines and protests

After 10 years of quiz bowl, I'm not sure, but I do think that you're not ACF and you don't need to defend them. But what if there's something nutty like the 2016 ACF Regionals answerline where they gave us the excellent "New York City " answerline at first playthrough? I understand that you're not ...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 8324

Re: Postseason poll

At the risk of becoming "the person who only goes onto the forums to hype up UF"...

UF should probably be considered closer to their finish at Nats (14th) than ICT (19th) because they were full strength at Nats, not ICT. John L just really isn't the same type of player that Tracy is.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48111

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Basically my only complaint is the Haldane tossup," ... "I personally feel that books written for laypeople should NOT appear in science questions, and especially not *multiple* books Do you mind if I ask if 1) This is just for Nats difficulty, and not across the board? Or is this something that sh...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 22375

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

I'm inclined to the belief that running a "rogue" tournament against something more established like SCT is its own punishment: people won't go to your event and you will have wasted your time. Further, I refuse to believe that any rogue quizbowl organizations are out there thinking "he he he, I am...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 10258

Re: Midseason poll

As long as we're promoting teams, I think UF is traditionally underrated because of their circuit. They finished 17th at last year's ICT and they had an unfortunate 3-way-tiebreak with Toronto and Chicago C push them out of second bracket at Nats. And they're returning their three highest scorers an...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 22908

Re: Best Film Player

I'm not sure where he stands among the rest of the players already mentioned, but I think Taylor Harvey deserves a shout (yes I'm kind of biased because he's my teammate, but still). He has good coverage between "trash film" and "art film" from my experience being next to him while he does film thi...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 7455

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

2 Tejas Raje A Post-Psychoanalytic Marxist Analysis Of Lil' Yachty's "Peek A Boo" 11.0 38 powers 9 tossups 6 negs Really?? That's a pretty awesome statline. I think that's the highest power % I've ever seen (not counting freshmen going 1/0/0 or something). https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/play...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 7455

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

2 Tejas Raje A Post-Psychoanalytic Marxist Analysis Of Lil' Yachty's "Peek A Boo" 11.0 38 powers 9 tossups 6 negs


Really??

That's a pretty awesome statline. I think that's the highest power % I've ever seen (not counting freshmen going 1/0/0 or something).
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 10069

Re: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018

I spent a little time playing with the stats from JCD. Most tossups were pretty direct and able to fall into one category. I broke the stats down for the biggest categories so people could have a little fun comparing stats in individual niches. In gaming, we got 1) Harrison Andrew 5/3/1 (100 pts, 13...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 10069

Re: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018

Hello Alan!

It'll be at UCF on February 24th.

Having written about a quarter of the set, I'm really excited about this! I hate to spoil the surprise, but maybe more than 80% of the tossups are going to stem from the the hit show Torchwood and the band Die Antwood!
by bradleykirksey
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 8295

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

No offense intended! Lunch-gate was at UCF, and I'm sure you've been doing that since before Virginia. I just would have never figured it out if someone didn't point it out to me.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 8295

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

UCF and Valencia both have irritating set-ups where Valencia gets rooms in an adjacent building, and UCF will gets rooms spread out over four floors. I have no idea if this is relatable to anyone else, but this was God-send to me. As per Virginia Ruiz, who was something of a moderator whisperer, kee...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 24019

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Edit: I don't know how to read and I'm sorry
by bradleykirksey
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 9731

Re: we should be doing religion better

OK, so I've had a few beers, I've been watching TV, and I have a short attention span. So help me out, here. Are we saying 1) The difference between myth and religion is that religion tossups are usually about the religious source material and that a tossup about Jesus walking on water is myth? 2) H...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 10191

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

That did happen. I'm grateful to everyone who put time, energy, and effort into making quiz bowl happen. After all, I didn't do it. But between that and (IIRC) a few occasions where the answer was given away in the bonus ("this logician..." logic is an answer to the middle part, "this novelist"... n...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 14645

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

Billy, that's a good point I would have never thought about. Though I suspect that as long as the other team wasn't Chris, I think most people would just agree to have Chris resolve it. Either way, it's a moot point now, but if someone around here plays and TD's again, it might be better to reason t...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 14645

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

The southeast has always worked on an honor system of sorts before, like all of the other circuits I'm sure. UCF had paper packets for the 2012 DII SCT and Mickey and Chas had extremely close ties to one of Valencia's players, and Valencia and that player didn't do any better than D values and previ...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT general discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3816

Re: 2017 ICT general discussion

First off, I had a ton of fun, and I appreciate all of the effort and love that goes into a set like this. There were several answerlines that really popped out at me as creative and interesting. My teammates loved the common link Michael Scott tossup, the Florida circuit at large really liked the H...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46922

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

People will always game a system that leaves itself open to being gamed. I don't think I necessarily agree. If you're right, shouldn't we be seeing teams lined up to be doing that? Off the top of my head, I can think of Waterloo, Columbia, St. Charles CC, Sergeant Reynolds, and Minnesota CTC who ha...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 12315

Re: Quizbowl?

1. What keeps you doing quizbowl? Rather, what keeps you going, even in the face, say, getting slaughtered in a game? I keep doing quizbowl the same reason I started doing quizbowl: I love the competition and learning random knowledge. But I also keep doing quizbowl because of all the people I've m...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lack of Novice Tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 4244

Re: Lack of Novice Tournaments

Charles is right. We've floated the idea of running things in the Central Florida area over Christmas break before, and the general consensus is that the people who are staying here tend to like their families more than the idea of staffing a tournament. It's a nice idea in theory, but actually tryi...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 7616

Re: ACF Fall packet submission reform

A revise-and-resubmit approach might address this problem since it places the burden of work back onto the teams instead of on the editors 100% agree! This was my first time writing a packet, and I would love feedback or criticism or whatever the kids give these days. It's hard to write a good ques...