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by Deviant Insider
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

The field is now full. I still could use more staff. If I get more student entries, they will go on a waitlist.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Re: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

There are currently 40 openings, but some coaches have said they will get me numbers this week, and there is a good chance that there will be a waitlist in a week or two. Use the link above to see who is currently entered.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IESA Style Set Available
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: IESA Style Set Available

This set is now complete and has been shipped to its first customer.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty

I recently read sample quizbowl questions to probably ~300 middle schoolers. Questions (ones I re-wrote and shortened to make them even more accessible) on Sherlock Holmes, energy, Germany (with Berlin as the giveaway), and the Flood (from the Bible) had something like 5-30% conversion rates. Quest...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: Rethinking Middle School/Novice Difficulty

Thanks to Chris for a great post. I think his first suggestion is a great one. (His other suggestions are good too, but he provides a link to show that his 2nd suggestion has already been done, and his 3rd suggestion is one of those things that has been said before and that needs to be repeated over...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IESA Style Set Available
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: IESA Style Set Available

I'll message you. I don't want to announce them publicly because they could still back out if they wanted to, and I don't want to make it seem like they are endorsing me before they have used the questions, but I am pretty sure they are in.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IESA Style Set Available
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

Re: IESA Style Set Available

Thanks! I have two other conferences that are basically in, and a few others are going to decide in the next month or two. Many of them don't play matches until January. The questions are done. I am going to give them another read-through to see if I catch something, and I might update Current Event...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Difficulty Metrics
Replies: 4
Views: 1869

Re: Difficulty Metrics

Search quiz bowl packet archives is sometimes better for this sort of thing because it has more sets to draw from. The drawbacks are that it takes a lot of effort to see the prior uses and to sort things out when two things have the same name.
by Deviant Insider
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)
Replies: 3
Views: 962

Re: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)

Field Update Uber Chattahoochee (2) Fremd Stevenson Standard Carmel Catholic (2) Fremd (3) Hoffman Estates Homewood-Flossmoor Keith Country Day Leyden Maine East Maine South Palatine Sandburg (3) Stevenson Staff Colby Burnett Ulysses Capistran Iain Carpenter (Uber) Alex Damisch Claudia Danowski Jan ...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)
Replies: 3
Views: 962

New Trier Varsity, IL (12/14/19) (Penn Bowl & NAQT IS-189A)

The 2019 New Trier Varsity Tournament will take place on December 14. We will have an Über-Competitive Division and a Standard Division. The Penn Bowl Set will be used in the Über-Competitive Division, and NAQT IS 189A will be used in the Standard Division. To register for the tournament, use the at...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Scobol Solo November 16, 2019 (IL)

This is an invitation to participate in the Nineteenth Annual Scobol Solo, to be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The tournament is at New Trier High School in Winnetka, just north of Chicago. Checks should be made payable to Reinstein QuizBowl and mailed to: Reinstein QuizBowl PO Box 57 125 She...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-20 PACE Outreach Fund
Replies: 0
Views: 1551

2019-20 PACE Outreach Fund

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is now accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 PACE Outreach Fund, a program funding outreach for high quality quizbowl around the country. The program is designed to support state organizations, tournament hosts, and anybody else working to recrui...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IESA Style Set Available
Replies: 6
Views: 1907

IESA Style Set Available

I am producing an IESA Style Set. A sample round is attached. This set will be 15 rounds. The distribution is: Science 5/4 Math with some Computers 5/4 Social Studies (including History) 5/4 Language Arts (including Literature) 5/4 Fine Arts 2/2 Miscellaneous 2/2 Total 24/20 + 1 extra tossup In addi...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QEMS2 Appears to be down
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: QEMS2 Appears to be down

It's currently up. I don't know much about it, so there isn't much more I can tell you. I don't know whether or not it was down earlier today.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Bonus Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Re: Bonus Question

I found the question here. It was so good that it not only was used in a national tournament--it was used in a write-up of the tournament that focuses on how awesome the tournament was.
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 11502

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:06 pm
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.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?

Sorry for the bad formatting, but this is what I came up with. I took advantage of NAQT's website . Feel free to let me know what I got wrong. As far as blogs, here is what I found: Colorado has a blog with two posts. New York has a blog that has a lot of tournament recaps. Pennsylvania's website is...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?
Replies: 9
Views: 2201

Re: Does every quizbowl organization need its own blog?

What we might want is a newsfeed that combines the facebook and twitter pages of all good quizbowl organizations. (I think that twitter and facebook would have to be separate, and perhaps there is other social media we would want. We can also figure out if we want certain hashtags to show up.) When ...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Authentication on this Website
Replies: 10
Views: 2738

Re: Authentication on this Website

Any update on this?

How often should we ask why nothing is being done about this? Should we ask again in three months, or would it be more appropriate to wait a year?
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 2974

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

This distribution is good. It's not the only way to do things, but neither is any other distribution. I would prefer making the math 1/1 and the other science .5/.5, or making them both .75/.75, but it's not my tournament, and these are things that reasonable people can disagree on. .25/.25 philosop...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Gender in QuizDB Sets
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Gender in QuizDB Sets

Thanks for doing this. This is some cool data. The data certainly is not perfect. There are more than two mis-gendered tossups in the group you listed, such as Faulkner and books written by men. Also, some of the set data is off--it says the 2013 Scobol Solo used only one gendered pronoun, which is ...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Bonus Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1180

Bonus Question

I found this question on the internet. It was used in a quizbowl competition and was swept by the team that played it. Please tell me the answers.

MASTERPIECES IN THE PRADO
I'll name the artist and you give the title.
5 Hieronymous Bosch
10 Diego Velasquez
15 Francisco de Goya
by Deviant Insider
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quiz Bowl in Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Quiz Bowl in Germany

If somebody is interested in quizbowl in Germany, they should contact Mr. Blessman.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo, Masonics, Reinstein, Reinstein IESA 2019-20
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Re: Scobol Solo, Masonics, Reinstein, Reinstein IESA 2019-20

Set Uses:

Scobol Solo:
11/16 New Trier
12/14 Iowa
12/21 Piasa Southwestern (IL)

Masonics:
3/7 Illinois
3/7 Iowa

Reinstein:
3/14 Bulldog Regional Interscholastic Challenge (Mexico, MO)

Reinstein IESA:
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo, Masonics, Reinstein, Reinstein IESA 2019-20
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Scobol Solo, Masonics, Reinstein, Reinstein IESA 2019-20

This announcement actually covers four sets. Scobol Solo is a tossup only set. It contains 14 regular rounds, one replacement round, and a 60 question championship round, with tiebreakers for all rounds. It is about 400 tossups total. The main site will be at New Trier (near Chicago) on Saturday, No...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 27,000 HSAPQ answer lines
Replies: 11
Views: 8058

Re: 27,000 HSAPQ answer lines

The updated link above from 2014 still works.
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 26, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quiz Bowl in Germany
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Re: Quiz Bowl in Germany

The John F. Kennedy School in Berlin calls it Quizbowl. I have my doubts about that wikipedia article, but hopefully I am wrong.
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

db0wman wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 am
Is there a reason that science is 4/3?
It's actually 5/4. See the last two lines. Also, the total is 22/21, but the post says the total is 22/20.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4418

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Thanks for the feedback. I'm actually working on next year's Solo and Masonic lit now, so this is good timing. I don't really see a problem with tossing up Styron. It is difficult, but this was in a round played by the 12 teams remaining in a tournament that started with 300+. Styron came up in bonu...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4418

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Agreed. The placement of that question was on purpose. When I wrote it, I thought I could put it in the Finals, and then I thought about it and buried it. I have to write a lot of extra questions for this set, so it's easier to bury questions than replace them. The set has 448 questions that get use...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 4
Views: 4680

Re: Maintaining Boundaries

The original post in this thread was made at the suggestion of Charlie Dees. Thanks, Charlie!
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

A huge thanks to our 2019 Round Sponsors! Ankit Aggarwal sponsored a Finals Round. Groger Ranks, HSQBRank via Fred Morlan, Alumni of Fisher Catholic Quiz Bowl, SCOP Novice, Greg Peterson, Mike Bentley, Greater Pennsylvania Quiz Bowl, Bryn and Eric Douglass, Peter Schmidt, and Raynor Kuang and QuizDB...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

A member of this family named Vincent has his draft survey hidden by his mother Mary Moriarty since her other son Kenneth died in the war. Princeton's Firestone Library holds the only authorized manuscripts of several stories about this family, including "The Last and Best of the Peter Pans" and "T...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

This story's title derives from a section of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's ("teh-yar duh shar-dan'z") The Omega Point that argues love will allow humanity to evolve into the divine. A woman in this story goes on a long tangent about the time her father paid off the mortgage for the Godhighs' mansion...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 8270

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

The main site of Scobol Solo has advanced stats by category.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

In a novel, producers of this good form a union at the urging of Lester Mead, but the title "Strong Wind" breaks the movement. In another novel, a man who produced this good is thrown onto an ocean-bound train filled with a bunch of corpses, but when people do not believe his tale about his ordeal,...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

Economist Charles Lave argued that loosening these restrictions would reduce deaths, contradicting theories built on the Solomon curve. Part of Richard Nixon's Project Independence withheld federal funds if these restrictions were not aligned with national standards. Anders Wiklöf ("VICK-loef") rec...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4806

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

One member of this group decided to name her child after the street she lived on after she disfigured her nose while riding a bus. A member of this group recalls a childhood memory in which Popo's pain while dying was alleviated by a soup made using human flesh. This group's stories appear under th...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

Congratulations to 2019 PACE NSC Champion Thomas Jefferson S&T A!

Time for the Awards and then the All-Star Game.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

Livestream
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UPDATE: Taylor won the first game, so we are playing another one.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

Thomas Jefferson S&T A will play James E. Taylor for the Championship at 2:15! It will be an advantaged final in favor of TJ. Tiebreakers at 1:30: 3rd place: Blair A vs. University Lab in Lake Audobon 7th place: Beavercreek vs. Chattahoochee A in Lake Thoreau 11th place: Ladue vs. LASA in Lake Anne ...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

We are posting morning results here.

EDIT: It's 10 AM, and we have three rounds of stats posted.

EDIT: That was 10 AM Central Time and we're in Virginia, so it's less impressive than I thought, but still not bad.
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

The Women in Quizbowl Discussion has been cancelled. Some of the issues that would have been discussed there will be discussed at the David Riley Players and Coaches Conference on Friday night.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 35
Views: 17053

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

The David Riley Players and Coaches Conference will take place Friday night, and the Women in Quizbowl Discussion will take place Saturday night. Both of them will be in the Lake Audubon Ballroom. The former is sponsored by PACE, and the latter is not, though my personal recommendation is to go to b...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 11
Views: 6281

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Everything is now posted. All three sets will exist next year, and I am also producing a middle school set in IESA format.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: My Guide to High School Outreach
Replies: 3
Views: 4167

Re: My Guide to High School Outreach

Thank you for putting this together. It is nice to have this much information in one place.

I would add the Quizbowl Resource Center or Quizbowl Packet Archive to the list just because it is sometimes useful to see actual packets, but that could just be me.
by Deviant Insider
Tue May 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 2434

Re: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

A few things... One is that I have heard of Eden Prairie. I was very excited when the team I coached beat Eden Prairie in 2007. Your team had Trevor Davis, Gautam Kandlikar, and Michael Wright who went on to, respectively, win a ICT individual scoring title, help win an ICT team title, and attended ...