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by Huntur
Wed Nov 04, 2015 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UNC-Chapel Hill (11/7/15)
Replies: 10
Views: 5507

Re: ACF Fall at UNC-Chapel Hill (11/7/15)

Could you please recommend parking near the game site that will not incur a significant cost due to the Duke-UNC game or get me towed on a game day?
by Huntur
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Virginia Tech
Replies: 5
Views: 2660

Re: SCOP Novice at Virginia Tech

Our only eligibility restriction is that no player who has competed at the PACE NSC or NAQT HSNCT may play without prior approval by the Tournament Director. Beyond that, we ask that coaches and players use their best discretion. As a reminder, you are not registered officially unless you've emailed...
by Huntur
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)

Congratulations to UNC for winning our mirror of ICCS!

Full stats are available at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2448

Please email or message me for corrections.
by Huntur
Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 2271

Re: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)

Round 3 is now in the books.

Results can be found at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2448
by Huntur
Sun Apr 06, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: How does a team make money?
Replies: 13
Views: 5670

Re: How does a team make money?

George V. Chilingar wrote: We host a Trivia Night- three rounds of pub-style trivia, and people pay for admission. The great thing about this is that during the Trivia Night, you can also host a bake sale/raffle (50/50's work pretty well)/other fundraiser. It's also a good way to spread information...
by Huntur
Fri Apr 04, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47297

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

I apologize if this information is somewhere on the PACE website and I just can't find it, but how can I change our registration from 0 to 2 staffers? (And do I have to send those names to someone? ) Please email our treasurer, Brian Mongilio, at bamon@vt.edu, since that will change your invoice. A...
by Huntur
Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia 2013-14
Replies: 16
Views: 8051

Re: West Virginia 2013-14

Just a reminder that Virginia Tech's mirror of Prison Bowl is happening on April 12th!

More information found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15499&hilit=Spring+ ... ginia+Tech
by Huntur
Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5581

Re: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014

gamegeek2 wrote:Do you have to have submitted a packet to Ottawa Hybrid to play this mirror? I'd definitely like to play since I get back to the DC area the day before.
Will,
If you're still looking for a team for Trash day, send me an email to bamon@vt.edu
by Huntur
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

I won't sugarcoat this: Due to the storm of negative feedback that I have received, I am forced to go back on my previous announcement. We are not opening this tournament to post-high school players. I am not logically convinced my rationale is wrong but I refuse to allow my teammates at Virginia Te...
by Huntur
Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

Uh, I think that allowing college/open players to play against high school teams on a regular-season tournament on an IS-A set is just a really, really terrible idea, both in the abstract and for Virginia's place as a leader in doing quizbowl correctly. Please don't do this. If you're going to host...
by Huntur
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

We have approximately 6 teams registered for this tournament from only Blacksburg and Cave Spring. Due to the lower than expected numbers and recent discussions with both coaches and NAQT, the following changes will be made: The tournament is going to be open to "local Novice players of any academic...
by Huntur
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

We're just under 3 weeks away from this tournament. Anyone interested in attending should send an email to bamon@vt.edu.
by Huntur
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia High School Tournaments for rest of 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1592

Re: West Virginia High School Tournaments for rest of 2014

The tournament I originally had slated for 3/15 is now on 3/8 and more information can be found at: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15536&hilit=dan+goff+memorial
by Huntur
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Dan Goff Memorial Tournament (March 8, 2014, Blacksburg,

I am a little confused about the set number 132 is not an A set. Do you have any eligibility restrictions at this tournament or not? I mistakenly told Harry the wrong set. We have IS-133A reserved for this event. There are currently no planned eligibility restrictions. And I can take any questions ...
by Huntur
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5704

Re: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)

bt_green_warbler wrote:Round-robin plus bracketed playoffs in Division I, round-robin in Division II. Finals if needed.
Yup. That's what Harry and I worked out at practice tonight. If staffing permits, we'll likely add a house team to Div 2 so that we don't have a bye.
by Huntur
Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5704

Re: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)

For those who don't like checking your email: We'll be hosting this tournament in McBryde Hall. This building is located on the north side of campus. We'll be doing registration in McBryde 100 which is a large auditorium on the south side of the building. Registration will begin at 8 AM and play wil...
by Huntur
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47297

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Hello All! If you've filled out the registration form but have yet to receive an emailed invoice from myself, please check your spam folders for an email from pacensc@gmail.com. If you still cannot find or believe you have not received an invoice, please email me at pacensc@gmail.com.
by Huntur
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 29896

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

While I'm confirming tournaments, Virginia Tech will definitely be hosting another tournament on 3/15 using IS-133A. I'll be TD'ing and preliminary questions (until I get a formal announcement up) can be directed to bamon@vt.edu Since this is an A-set (and we didn't run a Fall Novice), I'm likely go...
by Huntur
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 29896

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Virginia Tech would like to confirm our mirror of Prison Bowl on 4/12. More information can be found here:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15499&p=274737#p274737
by Huntur
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/12/2014 Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 8
Views: 5578

Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/12/2014 Blacksburg, VA)

The Virginia Tech Spring Invitational is being held on our campus in Blacksburg, VA on April 12, 2013 and will be a mirror of Hunter College High School's Prison Bowl VII . Location Teams will report to McBryde 100. This is the large auditorium on the south side of the building. Parking restrictions...
by Huntur
Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia High School Tournaments for rest of 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1592

Re: West Virginia High School Tournaments for rest of 2014

I'd also like to note Virginia Tech has two dates reserved for tournaments this Spring. We're a surprisingly short drive for most WV teams and we frequently offer new team and travel discounts. Our dates are: 3/15 - Tournament to be announced in the next two weeks. We'll likely be running IS-135A. (...
by Huntur
Fri Dec 20, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 20
Views: 5406

Re: Bank Accounts

Most, if not all, of VT's clubs maintain their own bank accounts. Our quizbowl team uses a local credit union for our banking. There's a branch right in our main student center so it's (usually) convenient for us. I believe we're set up as a standard account rather than a business account. You shoul...
by Huntur
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5850

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Finally got a chance to go back through more thoroughly than memory: R1 Q19 - Squeeze Theorem and L'Hopital's rule are roughly equivalent. Squeeze theorem is too early but if you put L'Hopital first, you're going to get a lot of buzzes with "derivative". I'd suggest killing the L'Hopital clue and ad...
by Huntur
Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5850

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

It's not really worth arguing over because it's trash, but I want to defend the Handsome Jack toss-up. I've not even finished my first play through of Borderlands 2 but I could have powered that pretty easily. Handsome Jack is not just the main antagonist, but he talks to you something like every 5 ...
by Huntur
Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5850

Re: Missouri Open Question-Specific Discussion

Two things of immediate note: I was annoyed with the pronunciation guide being before the word to be pronounced. I was told this can be done but, if nothing other than consistency's sake with every other set I've read, I'd prefer it after the word. R5 B4 b: I'm pretty sure (and the teams playing agr...
by Huntur
Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7407

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

Congratulations to the "Jedi Knights Who Say Ni", who also went undefeated on the day, for taking home first place after winning out the first game in their advantage final over "Get This... Cheated... Mmmm". The "Jedi Knights Who Say Ni" consisted of: Cody Voight Evan Adams Venu Katta Nate Boughner...
by Huntur
Wed Jul 03, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Re: Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech

As a reminder, there will be NO PRACTICE on Thursday, July 4th due to the holiday.
by Huntur
Tue Jul 02, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7407

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

All game rooms should be fully accessible by all participating. If you'd like to discuss any possible concerns, I'd encourage you to email Mike or myself so we can make sure necessary accommodations are made.
by Huntur
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An approach to buzz point tracking
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: An approach to buzz point tracking

Statistically speaking, I think the only relevant stat would be "% of question heard" (%QH) This would be calculated as (# of words read)/(# of total words)*100%. Making a guess : You'd probably see two peaks on a plot of that distribution. The first peak would be teams that are routinely powering a...
by Huntur
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7407

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

An Update on the Location We've currently got reservations for rooms at both Virginia Tech and Cave Spring High School in Roanoke. There are some pros and cons of both locations that we're currently considering. This is mostly a for-your-information post, but I'm open to listening to thoughts, comm...
by Huntur
Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7407

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

We currently have 8 teams registered with a cap of 12 teams. As a reminder, if you have not already, email Mike Hundley at hundleymw@vt.edu to confirm you are registered. If you have not sent him an email, you are NOT registered. Free agents are encouraged to form teams. Alternatively, you can send ...
by Huntur
Sun Jun 16, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 11760

Re: 2013 NASAT Set & Tournament Discussion

Overall, I and Team Virginia really enjoyed the set and tournament as a whole. We were all commenting on the ride home that logistically, everything was pretty close to flawless so kudos to Daniel and Matt for a well-run tournament. Set-wise, we had some general grumblings about the Science question...
by Huntur
Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech
Replies: 1
Views: 911

Open Summer Practices at Virginia Tech

Either myself or Mike Hundley (or both) will be running open summer practices at Virginia Tech effective Thursday, 6-Jun. Practices will be Monday and Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 PM in Squires Student Center. Free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Ote...
by Huntur
Wed May 22, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice 4 writer, host, outreach, and answer call
Replies: 9
Views: 4386

Re: Collegiate Novice 4 writer, host, outreach, and answer call

Virginia Tech is interested in hosting Collegiate Novice again. We're looking over the logistics of everything before we confirm a date, but we're eyeing the end of September timeframe.
by Huntur
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13
Replies: 28
Views: 7407

Re: Missouri Open at Virginia Tech : 7/6/13

fett0001 wrote: $10 discounts for buzzers, staffers, or 200 mi of one way travel. $30 minimum.
Mike,

I think you meant $30 maximum?
by Huntur
Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Re: General discussion

power markings Unfortunately, we're not planning on power-marking the set in the future. Power-marking is a gimmicky thing that requires a lot of careful work and extra time that we think can be better invested in other aspects of the set. Speaking personally as a player here, I don't think the lac...
by Huntur
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash mashup packet discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

Re: Trash mashup packet discussion

At the Virginia Tech mirror, we gathered everyone up in an auditorium at the end of the tournament and read the packet for everyone to play on (including staff!) while we compiled final stats and finished cleaning up before awards. Everyone really enjoyed the packet and it made for a great way to en...
by Huntur
Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1563

Re: General discussion

As one of the moderators and hosts of the Virginia Tech mirror, we were really happy with the quality of the set. We used 9 of the 15 packets in a 10 team round robin. The difficulty of the set was perfect for what we were planning on running and we'll probably try to mirror again next year. The onl...
by Huntur
Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Quiz Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1164

Re: Virginia Tech Quiz Bowl

Or if Dan is really busy, I'd be happy to talk with you as well.
by Huntur
Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Indiana 2012-2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6070

Re: Indiana 2012-2013

Hey Indiana! I was born in the Evansville area (would've gone to Mount Vernon High School) before I moved around at age 10. But now I'm back in the area for a co-op and am currently stationed in Indianapolis. I'll be here till August 10th and then I'll spend the fall semester back at Virginia Tech. ...
by Huntur
Tue May 08, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: quizbowlpackets.com future
Replies: 19
Views: 8822

Re: quizbowlpackets.com future

I, too, would be very sad to see quizbowlpackets fall to the way side. The archives there are the primary source of questions we play on during practice at Tech. And I used them extensively during high school practices as well.