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by Saltasassi
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC @ Stanford (4/27)
Replies: 1
Views: 1762

ILLIAC @ Stanford (4/27)

Stanford will be hosting a mirror of ILLIAC on Saturday, April 27. Any undergrad/high school students are eligible to play. The tournament will be of ACF Fall+ difficulty - more information can be found on the original forum announcement: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21741 . The ...
by Saltasassi
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)

Congratulations to Berkeley A! They won the first game of an advantaged final against stephen sux on a tiebreaker. The final standings are as follows: 1. Berkeley A (Eric/James /Rahul/Rohin) 2. stephen sux (Aseem/Benji/Justin/Kyle) 3. When Harry Met Dele (Anderson/Neil/Ryan/Stephen) 4. "He got me," ...
by Saltasassi
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)

It's now just a few days before the tournament, and we a nice field size of 8, so I will be closing the field for now. Free agents are still welcome to sign up and join existing teams if spots are available.
by Saltasassi
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

Re: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)

I have inquired about hosting a mirror of Guerrilla History. If it happens (which it most likely will), it will be after the conclusion of PIANO. We'll probably organize dinner for everyone involved. The mirror fee is - $0 for anyone who submitted a packet for the tournament - $10 for anyone else We...
by Saltasassi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)
Replies: 4
Views: 1868

2019 PIANO at Stanford (3/9)

Hello everyone, Stanford will be mirroring PIANO, a nats-prep tournament, on March 9, 2019. For more information about the question set, check out the original announcement: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21685 This is an open tournament, so anyone is welcome to play. I've made a t...
by Saltasassi
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin at Stanford (3/2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

2019 Terrapin at Stanford (3/2)

Hi everyone, Stanford will be mirroring Terrapin, a medium-difficulty collegiate tournament, on March 2, 2019. Please note that this is a closed tournament open to anyone eligible to play under ACF rules (sorry high schoolers!) You can find more information about the tournament in the original annou...
by Saltasassi
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 10657

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I just wanted to thank everyone who playtested my questions: Ophir, Sameer Apte, Chris Sims, Alex Dame, Jasper Lee (sorry if I'm forgetting anyone!). The auditory stuff became definitely at least 150% better thanks to their feedback and suggestions. There hasn't been a ton of buzz about the music in...
by Saltasassi
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019

We also mirrored the latest Eyes that Do Not See after the tournament. We had an upper and a lower room, with 2-3 people moving between rooms every 20 questions. Points in the upper room are weighted by 2 (30/20/-10), while points in the lower room are normal (15/10/-5). Stats have been compiled in ...
by Saltasassi
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019

Congratulations to Berkeley A, our overall and UG winner! Stanford A placed second overall, and UCLA A was our D2 winner. Thanks to all the teams for coming out today, and double thanks to all of our staff for making the day possible. Stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5518/
by Saltasassi
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019

We will also be running a mirror of Eyes that Do No See after the conclusion of Regionals. If you're interested in participating, please sign up at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
by Saltasassi
Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

It seems as though Discord is having connectivity issues. I don't really know how to use IRC but I'll attempt to migrate our music playtesting session over to that ASAP. Stay tuned for updates!

UPDATE: Using Slack instead, PM me!
by Saltasassi
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

I'll be running another playtesting session for the remainder of my questions on Saturday (1/12) at 11 AM PST. If you weren't able to make the last one but are interested in participating, PM me for the link to the Discord server.
by Saltasassi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

I've made a Discord server for this evening's Music/Other Auditory playtesting session. PM me for the link!
by Saltasassi
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

It looks like everyone who's voted in the poll so far is available 6 - 7:30pm PST. (Just want to emphasize that the poll is in PST, so if that changes your answers, please do so soon!) Otherwise, we'll aim for 6 pm PST. I'll be going over all of the Music as well as a handful of Other Auditory Arts ...
by Saltasassi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

I've created a Doodle poll to help schedule my playtesting session. If you're interested, please fill this out! I've made 1.5 hour timeslots for now, although I hope we can finish playing and discussing each question much quicker than that.

https://doodle.com/poll/bi459sx4e9g42gas
by Saltasassi
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 7866

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

I'm wrapping up the classical music, so I'd like to organize a playtesting session for this for some weeknight, either this week or next. If you're interested in helping out, please leave your name in this spreadsheet (so I can get a better idea of how many people to accommodate): https://docs.googl...
by Saltasassi
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019

Oops my bad, thank you!! It’s been corrected
by Saltasassi
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2291

ACF Regionals 2019 at Stanford, 1/26/2019

:twisted: Hello everyone! The California mirror of ACF Regionals will be held on January 26, 2019. More info about this year's Regionals can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21588 Please check out that post for more information about packet submission requirements. The...
by Saltasassi
Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

I realize I have not been maintaining the field in the OP at all, but it's there now!
by Saltasassi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

Free agents can now sign up via a Google spreadsheet. OP has been updated with the link.
by Saltasassi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

Re: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

We've received permission from Penn to allow open teams at this tournament, within reason. ("Superteams" will not be allowed and will be broken up by the host). The OP has been updated accordingly.
by Saltasassi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 4
Views: 2760

2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

The Northern California mirror of Penn Bowl will take place at Stanford University on October 20. If you'd like to register, please shoot an email to me (jenniey@stanford.edu">jenniey@stanford.edu) and Jonchee Kao (jonchee.kao@berkeley.edu). If you'd like to sign up as a free agent, add yourself to ...
by Saltasassi
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10

The Northern California mirror of EFT will take place at Stanford University on November 10, 2018. (We realize this isn't exactly "early fall" but it works out best for the tournament calendar.) If you'd like to register, please shoot an email to me (jenniey@stanford.edu) and Jonchee Kao (jonchee.ka...
by Saltasassi
Wed May 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59596

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

I really hope that NAQT as an organization takes the words of the community to heart. As a member of the Northern California circuit, I feel like we are particularly threatened by Matt Bruce's presence in NAQT, as it affects us at a regional level on top of the NCTs. (He was present at our mirror of...
by Saltasassi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

We ran Eyes That Do No See after the conclusion, shoot-out style. After 10 rounds and tiebreakers (110 tossups total), here were the scores: Stephen Liu 25/19/28 - 425 Aseem Keyal 12/19/8 - 330 Nathan Weiser 7/7/5 - 150 Rahul Keyal 5/6/5 - 65 Eric Chen 0/3/0 - 30 Ankit Aggarwal 0/2/5 - -5 Pranav Siv...
by Saltasassi
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

Congratulations to Berkeley A for winning Stanford's mirror of WAO II! There was a circle of death among Berkeley A, The Lads (Liu/Nguyen/Sutherlin/Gossiaux), and The World According to GARP (Bentley/Gurram/Wang/Aggarwal). The Lads defeated GARP in a play-in game for the right to play Berkeley A (se...
by Saltasassi
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18
Replies: 3
Views: 2782

WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the second edition of WAO on Saturday, January 27, 2018. You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu). WAO is a packet-submission-optional tournament; ple...
by Saltasassi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9161

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

Hello everyone, Thank you all for playing this year's edition of Fall. I apologize for any errors that appeared in my slice of the distribution (including the Concerto for Orchestra thing @Sameer and the bad lead-in for the march bonus @everyone). It's been my hardest academic quarter ever, by a lon...
by Saltasassi
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21

Hi everyone,

I've updated the field to reflect all of the registrations we've had so far. We are also capping the field at 11 teams to reflect the number of rooms we have available.
by Saltasassi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 20638

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

We just used the electronic scoring system at Stanford's mirror today. We had some logistical setbacks in the morning that really slowed us down, and the overhead of having to fill out team rosters and stuff didn't necessarily help. But, after everything got settled, it worked really well. I persona...
by Saltasassi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Collegiate Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 3899

Re: New Collegiate Writers

Here are some thoughts from someone who's very much a fledgling writer: My introduction to the world of writing/editing was very much a right-place-right-time situation. Last year, I had the (mis?)fortune of being new to a team in the thick of writing a nats-minus tournament ("stanford housewrite")....
by Saltasassi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 23987

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Yep. Also: Jennie's editing ACF Fall, and I'm working on Penn Bowl (and a time-consuming thesis paper), and two of our incoming freshmen are working on the Stevenson set. Given our loss of personnel over the summer (plus our commitment to hosting multiple tournaments this year), I'm offended by the...
by Saltasassi
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Stanford, 11/4
Replies: 2
Views: 2160

ACF Fall 2017 at Stanford, 11/4

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club is pleased to announce the Northern California mirror of the 2017 iteration of ACF Fall, brought to you by Jonathan Magin and friends (including me!), on Saturday, November 4, 2017 . Here is the original ACF Fall announcement: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by Saltasassi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the latest edition of Penn Bowl, brought to you by Eric Mukherjee and friends, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 . You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu...
by Saltasassi
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at Stanford, 10/15 (Sunday)
Replies: 2
Views: 3338

2017 EFT at Stanford, 10/15 (Sunday)

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the new Early Fall Tournament, head-edited by Will Alston, on Sunday, October 15, 2017 . You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu). For general informa...
by Saltasassi
Mon May 29, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 28787

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

ONE YEAR LATER IT HAPPENS AGAIN just replace Dallas with my layover in Houston and you know the drill. Maybe I should just avoid Texas for future HSNCT-related travels... As I type this, I am in my tenth hour of sitting in the Dallas Love Field airport, which made me think of this thread. I was supp...
by Saltasassi
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 17426

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

vengefulsweatermensch wrote:
Your Feline Genome wrote:My teammate Ali Saeed and I are both going to Stanford University and plan to play quizbowl.
:party: :party: :party:
what he said
by Saltasassi
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford American Tournament @ Stanford, 3/19
Replies: 2
Views: 1719

Re: Oxford American Tournament @ Stanford, 3/19

Stanford beat Berkeley A in the first round of an advantage final to win this tournament. Thanks to all the players who came out to participate, thanks to our moderators Dennis Sun and Neil Gurram, and thanks to Oxford for writing the set. Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tourna...
by Saltasassi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Stanford (02/18/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3871

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Stanford (02/18/17)

Congratulations to Berkeley A for winning the West Coast mirror of ACF Regionals, clearing the field by 2 games to end up with an 11-0 record. Berkeley B came in second at 9-2. Thank you to all the teams who came out to play this tournament especially to all of our wonderful staff (James Bradbury, A...
by Saltasassi
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Re: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29

Thanks to everyone who came out to Stanford's mirror of Penn Bowl 2016! Congratulations to Berkeley A, who cleared the field to win the tournament. Many thanks to our staffers, Ankit Aggarwal, James Bradbury, Austin Brownlow, and Nikhil Desai, for all their help yesterday. (They certainly made my li...
by Saltasassi
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4524

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

The stats have now been fixed and uploaded to to the tournament's listing on the database.
by Saltasassi
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4524

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

Thanks to all teams who came out to this tournament yesterday! Congratulations to Berkeley A for their win (and sorry you had to play so many finals!) This tournament could not have run so well without such wonderful staffers. Thanks to Jay Bhasin, James Bradbury, Jim Puls, and Ankit Aggarwal for be...
by Saltasassi
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4524

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

A few teams have dropped/been reformed as of this morning. The field now reflects these changes.
by Saltasassi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4524

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

We have reached 10 teams for this tournament, so unless there's a sudden influx of 2 more teams, we will be closing the field.
by Saltasassi
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29
Replies: 1
Views: 1765

Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29

Stanford will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the 2016 iteration of Penn Bowl. You can register by posting in this thread or emailing me (jenniey@stanford.edu), and you can also contact me with any other questions you may have about this tournament. If you'd like to learn more about the...
by Saltasassi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4524

EFT at Stanford, 10/15

Stanford University will be hosting the Northern California mirror of EFT on October 15, 2016. You can register by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu). You're also free to send me any questions you might have about the tournament. For general information about EFT, y...
by Saltasassi
Mon May 30, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 28787

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

As I type this, I am in my tenth hour of sitting in the Dallas Love Field airport, which made me think of this thread. I was supposed to fly back to school after HSNCT at 8 pm on Sunday. There was lightning around the Dallas area, so a lot of flights were being delayed by an hour or two, including m...
by Saltasassi
Sun May 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 12041

Re: Specific question discussion

I'm not qualified to comment on most things, but in the effort to voice more of our positive reactions to questions sets, I just wanted to say how excited I was about the lead-in to the Beethoven 5 tossup. I've had to read Hoffmann's review in both of the music history classes I've taken this year, ...