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by prodski
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: No prizes is better than insulting prizes
Replies: 16
Views: 1556

Re: No prizes is better than insulting prizes

I have to slightly disagree with this post. As someone who has hosted tournaments for over 20 years, I always try to give something for prizes, and I think everyone should. We've given Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards on the high end (I think we gave over $250 in cards one tournament), to trophies, pla...
by prodski
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Jefferson CC (Louisville, KY) on 10/12/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Jefferson CC (Louisville, KY) on 10/12/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to our tournament today! In a highly competitive tournament, Jefferson Gold edged out Indiana University on the 3rd agreed upon tie-breaker (PPB - 15.09 vs. 15.00). Both teams finished 9-1 and split the head to head match-up. Sorry to IU for not playing 1 more round, ...
by prodski
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Jefferson CC (Louisville, KY) on 10/12/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Jefferson CC (Louisville, KY) on 10/12/2019

Hey everyone,

We are up to 7 teams for Saturday's tournament and once we hit 10 we will likely close the field. Watch for an email today and final email later in the week. Looking forward to a great tournament.

Peter
by prodski
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Jefferson CC (Louisville, KY) on 10/12/2019
Replies: 2
Views: 1609

NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Jefferson CC (Louisville, KY) on 10/12/2019

Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville Kentucky is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of NAQT's Collegiate Novice set on Saturday, October 12, 2019 . Eligibility Any Community College is automatically eligible to attend. We ask that 4-year schools limit their players to t...
by prodski
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jefferson CC Midwest Invitational sponsored by UPS - Louisville KY (10/13/18)
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Jefferson CC Midwest Invitational sponsored by UPS - Louisville KY (10/13/18)

For the 2nd year in a row, Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville Kentucky is pleased to announce we will be hosting the CC Midwest Invitational Tournament for community colleges on Saturday, October 13, 2018. THERE IS NO FEE FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS TOURNAMENT! Thanks to a generous ...
by prodski
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Revised D-values for the 2018 SCT
Replies: 1
Views: 1723

Re: Revised D-values for the 2018 SCT

The calculation of opponent strength (TUPPTUHopp) for a team T now excludes from its average the games involving T itself. This prevents a strong team in a small Sectional from dramatically reducing its own D-Value by virtue of its play making every opponent look weak. The strength-of-schedule (SOS...
by prodski
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class Act High School Invitational (Louisville, KY) 12/3/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2694

Re: Class Act High School Invitational (Louisville, KY) 12/3

Thanks to everyone who came out, I hope everyone enjoyed the visit to JCTC in Louisville. Stats are up now. Prelims here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4109/stats/prelims_-_corrected/ Full Stats Here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4109/stats/all_games_-_corrected/ Henderson too...
by prodski
Sat Nov 21, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/21/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/21

I'm happy to say the tournament went great without any protests or problems (except for the pizza guy circling the campus a few times with our lunch). Louisville A took 1st, followed by Transylvania 2nd and Louisville B 3rd. Bevill-Jasper A finished first among CC's, followed closely by Jefferson A ...
by prodski
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/21/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 1338

Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/21/15)

For the 4th year in a row, Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville Kentucky is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of the Delta Burke tournament on Saturday, November 21st. This tournament has consistently drawn 8-12 teams. The global announcement can be found at http://www...
by prodski
Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15/14)
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15

Transylvania got the early lead, drew clear, and was never threatened. Jefferson A was unhurried early, split the Louisville teams, and finished well for 2nd place by 2 lengths. Louisville A and B dueled in the stretch, and after a photo finish, Louisville B was awarded 3rd based on PPB. Northern Il...
by prodski
Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15/14)
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15

Tentatively closing the field at 8, although we could take 2 more teams without any difficulty. Coaches should have gotten an email. Safe travels, we'll see everyone Saturday.
by prodski
Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15/14)
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15

Bumping to show updated field, and to let folks know the field will be closing in the next day or two. We've got plenty of staffers to handle more teams, so if you are interested, please let me know today or tomorrow.
by prodski
Tue Sep 30, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15/14)
Replies: 3
Views: 1767

Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville KY (11/15/14)

For the 3rd year in a row, Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville Kentucky is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of the Delta Burke tournament on Saturday, November 15th. Last year we had 12 teams competing. The global announcement can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/fo...
by prodski
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS @ Kentucky - 9/13
Replies: 8
Views: 2689

Re: ICCS @ Kentucky - 9/13

Thanks for hosting a great tournament. We had fun. I thought the questions were good too.
by prodski
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Louisville (4/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 5892

Re: MUT @ Louisville (4/26)

Thanks for running a good tournament. If I would have known the booby prize was a copy of 50 shades of gray, I would have jumped in and negged a few times. Damn.
by prodski
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

Ok, enough with the hypothetical cases. I painstakingly calculated numbers for our small regional by removing teams and matches. I first removed each team 1 at a time, then removed 2 teams to get our D-value based on a head-to-head field. A d-value should predict how a team would do against other co...
by prodski
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

Excellent Jon - I appreciate the color - coded formula. It is the 2nd sos (in green) that I was having an issue with or was not understanding. I thought they were getting hit twice, first when calculating the sos from their sectional, then again when comparing it to the overall sos. But they are, in...
by prodski
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

I think I am confusing myself, so I am probably confusing everyone as well. Let me go back to the 2 team fields. Suppose Yale beats Jefferson C 600-10 all 10 rounds - we'll get off the 0. Yale's ppb is 20. Suppose in another field Jefferson A beats the same C team 20-10 in all 10 rounds. My A team e...
by prodski
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

I appreciate the response Jon, and I understand what you are saying when it comes to tossups. I also understand that the ppb value needs to be compared to an average team to get the hypothetical bonus opportunities against the entire field - I actually mentioned that a few times. What I don't unders...
by prodski
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

Thanks Stephen, I think I understand that part of it, and certainly understand that you would get more bonus against a weaker field. I guess I would be more comfortable (I think) if that part of the formula incorporated PPB x average number of questions answered by the entire field, instead of the s...
by prodski
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

Before folks jump on me for Yale never playing Jefferson alone on DI questions, a statistic should work for ALL possible cases. This is a puzzling statement, especially coming from a math professor. The whole point of statistics is to come up with a measure that reflects empirical reality, and it's...
by prodski
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

Re: D-Value Question

Point taken if there were 4 teams there. But wouldn't there still be a problem if there are only 3 teams with no qualifier? One only has to look at the upcoming small field in Arizona, or consider the potential bad weather for sectionals this weekend in the Midwest. I guess I just fundamentally have...
by prodski
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: D-Value Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2990

D-Value Question

After taking a look last week at the compilation of the D-value, I had a question as to why the strength of schedule (SOS) is applied to the PPB value of that team? A team could theoretically end up with a D-value of 0, no matter how strong they are. Suppose only Yale and Jefferson C end up in a DI ...
by prodski
Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.
Replies: 116
Views: 22934

Re: Likelihood of NAQT Champion.

While I doubt a school from Florida will be the champion Keep an eye on the CCCT at the end of February. I'll offer a 99.99% chance a team from Florida will be that particular NAQT champion. Thanks Chris, since you are offering it, I'll take it. I'll gladly put up a buck to your 10,000 that a team ...
by prodski
Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/09/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/09/13)

Congrats to U of L (A), who cleared the field at 9-0. Vanderbilt finished 2nd at 8-1. Top scorer was Alec Krueger of Northern Illinois (91.67 ppg), with Eric Bradley (Jefferson) placing 2nd at 58.33 ppg. Thanks to all who came for a fun tournament, and thanks to Chris and his crew at Valencia for a ...
by prodski
Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/09/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/09/13)

I have updated the field and I may cap the field at 16 - we currently have 14 teams interested, so if you want to get in, please let me know soon.
by prodski
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/09/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 2585

Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/09/13)

For the 2nd year in a row, Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville Kentucky is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of the Delta Burke tournament on Saturday, November 9th. The global announcement can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=14919 Special...
by prodski
Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Head-to-head as a tiebreaker (split from UCU announcement)
Replies: 27
Views: 6221

Re: Head-to-head as a tiebreaker (split from UCU announcement)

I agree with you Seth, if you are looking to move a team up into a bracket, that makes perfect sense. I obvioulsy am looking at it for crowning a champion, or final placement at a tournament when it is over and there are no other tiebreakers or matches to be played. Your point is well taken. Thanks.
by prodski
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Head-to-head as a tiebreaker (split from UCU announcement)
Replies: 27
Views: 6221

Re: Head-to-head as a tiebreaker (split from UCU announcement)

Put me down in the minority that doesn't understand why h2h isn't the first tiebreaker. If beating a team head to head doesn't matter, why even keep w/l records? Just rank everyone according to PPG? According to the logic, that is most important element, determining the best overall team at a tourna...
by prodski
Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Delta Burke Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: 2012 Delta Burke Discussion

In their defense, several of those buzzing were my female players, barefoot and pregnant, and, as I remember, the floors were pretty cold that day, hence the improper buzzes. But we appreciated your effort to include us in an answer, nice work. Is open mike night still Thursday here? Only 3 weeks un...
by prodski
Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Delta Burke Discussion
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: 2012 Delta Burke Discussion

Chris, great job on the questions, I thought they were really well written, and our region really enjoyed them, I heard no complaints at all. My only issue (and I would have to go back to look at the exact question) was with the wording of one of the bonuses that contained the phrase "this not-at-al...
by prodski
Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT CC SCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

CC SCTs

The Kentcuky Sectional was won by Jefferson B. Jefferson A was 2nd, Lincoln Land 3rd, Rend Lake 4th, and Jefferson C completed the field. Complete stats here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

A good time was had by all.
by prodski
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)
Replies: 13
Views: 3322

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)

Congrats to Kentucky B and Kentucky A who finished tied for first at 7-2. Head to head record (1-1) against each other couldn't decide it, so we went to the 2nd tie-breaker: PPG (as agreed to before the tournament started) and KY B (304.4) edged out KY A (295.0). Centre (3rd) and Jefferson A (4th) a...
by prodski
Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)
Replies: 13
Views: 3322

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)

We will be closing the field tomorrow night (Tuesday). Centre please email me if you want to play.
by prodski
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)
Replies: 13
Views: 3322

Re: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)

Fred wrote:Is there any discount for new teams?
Email me and we will talk. I will add that the lunch we provide and being able to watch me run around like a madman all day are both well worth the price of admission.
by prodski
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)
Replies: 13
Views: 3322

Delta Burke Mirror @ Jefferson CC - Louisville (11/10/12)

Jefferson Community & Technical College in Louisville Kentucky is pleased to announce we will be hosting a mirror of the Delta Burke tournament on Saturday, November 10th. Last year’s set can be found here: http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/78/ Special thanks to Chris and the folks at Valencia f...
by prodski
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Prediction Thread 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: CC Prediction Thread 2012-2013

Just having some fun with my colleague from Orlando. Nothing to see here. Move along please. I guess open mike night is NOT Wednesday.
by prodski
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Prediction Thread 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

Re: CC Prediction Thread 2012-2013

Whether it is 8 people or 800 people, we don’t pander to the masses, we just speak the truth. And the truth is that we have a payback coming for your team this spring. With a little luck, and some crafty paper-work by our records office, I just may assemble the best team in the history of CC quizbow...
by prodski
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC Prediction Thread 2012-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2746

CC Prediction Thread 2012-2013

Predicting the Community College season is about as difficult as handicapping a $5000 maiden claimer at Hoosier Park, but we will give it a go. Feel free to add your own crystal ball to the mix. And for those degenerate gamblers out there - take a look at the 8 in the 8th tomorrow night at Hoosier -...
by prodski
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 37910

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

When will coach Borglum be on the "hot seat"--Valencia hasn't won a title in three years now...perhaps it's time for younger blood. My seat is already hot because my ass is in it!!! Ohhhhhhhhh!!! It would be awesome if there were enough attention to our game to have alumni calling for my head; mayb...
by prodski
Mon Feb 27, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT CCCT
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: 2012 NAQT CCCT

Just wanted to complement the folks running this tournament - it was very well run again. This was our 2nd time down here, and I, for one, would cast a vote to keep it at Gulf Coast if at all possible. The hotel is phenominal, and Gulf Coast College has excellent facilities to host. Congrats to Chip...
by prodski
Sun Feb 19, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT CCCT
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: 2012 NAQT CCCT

Just because you guys are now offering Bachelors degrees in Refrigerator Technology does not necessarily imply awesomeness of your community college system. Once we get into Florida, if we can ever get around the older fella' in the left lane driving 20 with his blinker on, and eventually make it to...
by prodski
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT CCCT
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: 2012 NAQT CCCT

I like your optimism - please keep a baggie of it for us down there. Looking forward to a good tournamnent. And yes, Rhonda seems wonderful when it comes to IE, but when I hear anything about IE or learning outcomes or Achieving the Fantasy a defensive mechanism goes up inside me and I shut down. It...
by prodski
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT CCCT
Replies: 17
Views: 3325

Re: 2012 NAQT CCCT

Hey Borglum, Sorry for not posting sooner, but I've been sizing up that 2nd place trophy to see if it will fit in our trophy case. Either way, we are taking it, you guys can have third. I saw Rhonda Glover yesterday on our campus - I can't believe you would send a "show of force" up to Louisville be...
by prodski
Sun Jan 22, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CC SCTs
Replies: 4
Views: 1234

Re: CC SCTs

The Kentucky regional was won by Jefferson (KY), who finished the triple round robin 9-0. Rend Lake (IL) finished 2nd, Lincoln Land (IL) finished 3rd, and Henderson (KY) finished 4th. Tournament went great, although my mods had difficulty getting 20 questions read each round. I'll be interested to s...