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by SnookerUSF
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rosemont
Replies: 6
Views: 1748

Re: Rosemont

I am totally hoping for a Quizbowl fashion show. On a helpful note when we stayed at Aloft (sexy, sexy times) there was available street parking by Maria's. I parked in an office lot nearby, but they caught on by Sunday morning and threatened to have my rental towed even Though the lot was empty. Th...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On the Road: Chicago Open Travel Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

Re: On the Road: Chicago Open Travel Edition

Yes. Talking will commence.
by SnookerUSF
Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: On the Road: Chicago Open Travel Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 1362

On the Road: Chicago Open Travel Edition

Hello, If this is the wrong place for such a post, apologies, I am sure the moderators will do their thing. But, I figured I would ask here. I was thinking about driving to the Chicago Open, since I won't be travelling with the Borglum-Beyer tendency, travel arrangements are more fluid. I would be e...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26378

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

I would be happy to read for this as long as it isn't on Monday Morning.
by SnookerUSF
Sun Jun 02, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 38394

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ TBD

I am only sad that the answer space for Fernando Arrabal has been occupied by the tournament's title. Nevertheless, I would definitely attend a tournament in Pittsburgh or practically anywhere else in the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast for such goodness.

Edit: Words do not work for me, I work for them
by SnookerUSF
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 27860

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

I unfortunately have to withdraw my commitment to staffing.

Apologies,
Ahmad
by SnookerUSF
Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7628

Re: CO matchmaking

Hello,

Would like to play CO. Eager to submit for early packet discount. I make no predictions or promises.
by SnookerUSF
Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10060

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

Actually, Penn went undefeated in the round robin and Yale went 10-1, after which the first game of a nail-biting, chalk-throwing advantaged final went our way by a 5-point margin and the second game went theirs by 15. Congrats to Penn+Ted for pulling through in what's certainly one of the most, pr...
by SnookerUSF
Tue Jul 17, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40387

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

History is fun to read. I can staff.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 "going to hell" protest resolution
Replies: 29
Views: 14502

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

5. In one tradition, the most severe form of this action involves appearing in a cube known as Avici. In Islam, it happens to people who fail the interrogation of Munkar and Nakir. It follows the narrowing of the Chinvat bridge in Zoroastrianism. The Gospel of Matthew suggests that it is better to ...
by SnookerUSF
Thu May 17, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event Wrangling
Replies: 38
Views: 8443

Re: CO Side Event Wrangling

Hello,

I would like to play the questions concerning technology. I will be happy to moderate for anything else.

Regards,
by SnookerUSF
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Questions Concerning Technology
Replies: 15
Views: 5584

Re: The Questions Concerning Technology

Yes...please.
by SnookerUSF
Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Powers at CO?
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Powers at CO?

So...the board has spoken-what say you, sir?
by SnookerUSF
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 15575

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

I would certainly enjoy staffing this tournament.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 19400

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)

Ryan,

The rest of the "Matt Lafer packet" will be finished by tomorrow (Monday) afternoon, I would appreciate your generous offer to extend the "normal deadline."

Thanks,
by SnookerUSF
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 28604

Re: ACF Nationals 2011 thanks and discussion

We just don't have the time to replace every single question that we think is either not the right difficulty. This is certainly at least part of the problem. As a writer of some eccentric (putting it kindly) questions, one of the key qualities of a Nationals tournament caliber editor/editing crew ...
by SnookerUSF
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 19229

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

This whole thread is obviously because I have moved to NYC. Admins feel free to delete this post for its lack of constructiveness, if you so decide.
by SnookerUSF
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5160

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

Let me also echo M. Arnold's comments and commend Dave Eng for being preternaturally calm TDing his first NAQT sectionals, as well as the New Paltz Student Union Services staff for their helpfulness, hospitality and professional comportment. The New Paltz Student Union sushi did leave something to b...
by SnookerUSF
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16533

Re: talk about individual questions here

This is probably not as contributive to the discussion as a post should be, but that Said clue regarding "aesthetic silence" regarding Mansfield Park I thought was really well executed. I know that the use (overuse) of critical clues regarding works of art are often derided by some here on the board...
by SnookerUSF
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Distribution
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Distribution

Hello, As a staffer for New Paltz (Region 2) SCT DI site, I noticed anecdotally that there seemed to be a healthy increase in the amount of Phil./SS (is this actually the case) from previous incarnations, which I was excited to see (for unapologetically biased regions). But since my personal interes...
by SnookerUSF
Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10006

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

Hello, It seems to me that the appeal to hypocrisy is one of the most enduring techniques of argument on this board, one need not apologize for a minor instance, Chris. Second, I imagine in order to reclaim the validity of the proposed argument that should the identifying pronoun phrase in the tossu...
by SnookerUSF
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun 2010 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Re: Sun 'n' Fun 2010 Thanks and Discussion

As far as the Thymbra tossup was concerned, I can honestly say that I had no foreknowledge of that thread. I picked that tossup answer, I guess unwisely, months ago.
by SnookerUSF
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun 2010 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2566

Sun 'n' Fun 2010 Thanks and Discussion

With the unfortunate demise of the UIUC mirror, this tournament is open for discussion. Discuss! Allow me to thank Mehdi Razvi, Isaac Hirsh, and Sean Platzer for some clutch last minute questions. Also, thanks to Maryland for submitting two packets (history missing or not). Furthermore, Chris Borglu...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)

I want to remind the attendees (whomever they may be) that there MIGHT be a mirror on Sept. 4th at UIUC, so please do not mention any question specifics.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10801

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

Sabrina, Because of mirrors, I would like to keep the packets off-line until September 5th. Et. al., Thanks to Eric Douglass and Chris Borglum for sharing their notes, I will be incorporating them into the next version for the Maryland mirror. Forgive me for some spotty communication, I am literally...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10801

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

I just want to remind those who are about to play the set tomorrow, do not discuss any of the questions in any public forum, as there are mirrors the 28th and September 4th.

Thank you,

P.S. Enjoy!
by SnookerUSF
Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Forum Section Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

Re: New Forum Section Request

Perhaps I had not been clear in my original intention. So, next year I want to write Sun 'n' Fun again. But I know that my science and history editing abilities are lagging, why not ask someone (much sooner rather than much later) to help me out. It allows an editor to keep control, and still gives ...
by SnookerUSF
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Forum Section Request
Replies: 12
Views: 2550

New Forum Section Request

Disclaimer: This may or may not belong here, so moderators feel free to move this thread accordingly. But I was thinking, precious few days before Sun 'n' Fun, wouldn't it be great if there was one central place or section of the board that one could use to farm out questions if one needed, before a...
by SnookerUSF
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10801

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

The position of statkeeper has been filled. Thank you for interest.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10801

Re: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

I was just wondering if there are any discounts for bringing buzzers and/or staffers. Since you are already playing for the low, low price of $50, I will have to say no to discounts. But you would have my undying gratitude if you could bring a buzzer. However, since our usual statskeeper Lena Phelp...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010)

Hey Charlie (or anyone in charge over there),

I really need to hear back from you about that packet, and the status of the tournament. If I don't hear back from you by August 10th, I cannot in good faith send the questions. to a tournament of dubious organization.


Thanks,
by SnookerUSF
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010)

I was hoping to get an update on this....
by SnookerUSF
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: Sun n Fun XI Mirror (August 14th) at Maryland

While the deadline for packets is fast approaching (under one hour by my clock), I will accept packets past the deadline if you are still working on them, but the sooner the better the tournament will be for everyone!
by SnookerUSF
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24401

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

After some time to reflect on the weekend's proceedings, and reading the other comments - I figured I would chime in: We allow (if that is the right word) Jerry to head the editing of a tournament such as CO (with its non-trivial time and cost expenditures) because we feel he, and others of his cali...
by SnookerUSF
Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st
Replies: 37
Views: 10801

(DATE CHANGE) Sun 'n' Fun 2010: Valencia Site, August 21st

The Valencia host site will be moving the date of the tournament to the 21st of this month, as some crucial entrants (including the host entrant Chris Borglum) cannot attend on the original weekend. I am currently discussing the possibility of changing the date for the whole tournament to that weeke...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010)
Replies: 5
Views: 1836

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open II (08/14/2010)

Let me just suggest that the packet deadline is August 1st NOT September 1st as the announcement suggests, otherwise everything else is in order.
by SnookerUSF
Wed Jun 23, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun XI: Ars Longa, Tossups Brevis on August 14th
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: Sun 'n' Fun XI: Ars Longa, Tossups Brevis on August 14th

To answer your questions:

Yes, I would you to write a half-packet.

and

7 lines.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Jun 14, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NASAT question discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

Re: 2010 NASAT question discussion

Errata: There was a bonus that claimed Richelieu succeeded Mazarin, I don't remember where it occurred, but this is definitely incorrect, no? I thought this was an excellent set overall. Systematically, I didn't notice any real problems, I don't think there was even real bonus variability, but a few...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37752

Re: CO Lit 2010

ulls66 wrote:I'd like to play this- care to team up, Ahmad?
Absolutely! I just saw this, so sorry for the late reply.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37752

Re: CO Lit 2010

Nicklausse/Muse wrote:I'm out; this leaves Ahmad Ragab without a teammate.
:sad: Yes, it does... Anybody interested in teaming up?
by SnookerUSF
Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98286

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I am late to this party, but I would like to play: I have seen some "art films" and I like jazz, so let me know if this does not describe you so we can team up, or even if it does, no worries.
by SnookerUSF
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 38029

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Hiya, I think NAQT does need to do something more formal with moderators, like maybe some kind of qualification process, or at least a formal training session on the Friday night. I routinely heard that I was the first or maybe second moderator that a team had had that managed to get to 20+, more th...
by SnookerUSF
Thu May 13, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement
Replies: 123
Views: 16414

Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Apologies for not responding sooner, I don't often read this part of the board. I will have to find that ANGST Mirror query, Charles, I don't actually remember receiving it. As for this tournament, I am afraid it wouldn't be ready until mid-August at the earliest. That said, if there is interest in ...
by SnookerUSF
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 4563

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

Of course, I am more than happy to have SnF mirrored, and if it helps I am more than willing to offer a significant discount for mirroring fees in order to help out NYU.
by SnookerUSF
Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37752

Re: CO Lit 2010

I have already provisionally teamed up with someone, assuming they make it to CO to begin with. Sorry to disappoint, Carsten.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37752

Re: CO Lit 2010

I can offer witty banter and occasional buzzes, so hopefully someone will be willing to play some quizbowl with me.
by SnookerUSF
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun 'n' Fun XI: Ars Longa, Tossups Brevis on August 14th
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Sun 'n' Fun XI: Ars Longa, Tossups Brevis on August 14th

I would like to announce Sun 'n' Fun XI: Ars Longa, Tossups Brevis This year we will be doing this a little differently, in my constant and perhaps misguided desire to experiment, I would like to make this tournament half-packet submission . That is, I will ask for half-packets from teams in order t...
by SnookerUSF
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago
Replies: 67
Views: 8002

Re: GUERRILLA II - 4/9/10 - Chicago

I too am seeking teammates. I am flexible as to a theme, and would contribute appropriately to a packet.
by SnookerUSF
Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5500

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

Great,

USF is expressing interest in attending both Moon Pie and RC Cola. Number of teams as yet still undetermined.