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by Santa Claus
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 16
Views: 2485

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

We have created a new website at www.aqbleague.com with all the information you will need, as well as definitive editions of all the most important documents in Quizbowl Putting all the other problems to the side for a moment, this claim seems eminently unreasonable. The correctness guidelines lite...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 5964

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Thanks to all the staffers who helped make this tournament happen today. I'll be honest, I did not have a great time during this tournament. Even the very best online sets are still much worse than playing in person, so there's a lot of this that can be reasonably attributed to the online aspect of ...
by Santa Claus
Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 5151

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

every team that wants to participate in this should have to submit a hype video
by Santa Claus
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 32998

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I think in this case "biking" is useful because it refers to a very specific form of cheating Does it? What does it mean? I thought it meant “cheating in quiz bowl, in any context”, though I’ve also heard that it means “cheating on the Discord”, “cheating via Googling/looking things up”, and “cheat...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2512

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Joe Feldman and Tyler Vaughan are going to update tournament results. (Joe has already started, though he plans to stretch the work out over several weeks.) I’m not sure if this is being approached from the direction of compiling all the results from mirrors of a set or placing tournament results f...
by Santa Claus
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2512

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

Are we going to ever change the guidelines for what information shows up on players’ pages? With the exception of really old stats that longer exist elsewhere, someone could fairly easily find tournament results for basically anybody thanks to Harry’s database, but this is the only information that ...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

We are anticipating a 2 PM ET start time again - the same invite will work, and anyone who has indicated interest on the sheet will be contacted (including those that did so after the previous playtest).
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

Thank you to everyone who attended the playtest yesterday - we appreciate your feedback.

We will be playtesting the remainder of the questions this coming Sunday, beginning with Arts.
by Santa Claus
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

This is happening now - we have just moved on to history. If you are still interested, just let me know - we expect to have additional categories play-tested next week as well, so if you want to do those let me know as well or sign-up on the sheet and we'll get you in before then. More reasonable sc...
by Santa Claus
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

To clarify on the original post, this will be held at 2 PM Eastern Time . EDIT: it has been brought to my attention that I didn’t do math good and there isn’t enough time for each category, so I’ve updated them This is the order of categories and proposed itinerary of the playtest - this is not fina...
by Santa Claus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

Re: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

We recently announced a closed Discord mirror of the tournament for 3/7 here; if you’re currently eligible to play the set with your school, consider attending that rather than the playtest.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: WORKSHOP Discord playtest session
Replies: 6
Views: 1240

WORKSHOP Discord playtest session

I would like to announce a playtest session for WORKSHOP to be held in a private Discord on 2/9. Initial plans are to begin at roughly 2 PM ET and see how much progress is made, with 2/16 functioning as a spillover date for any additional playtesting needed. This playtesting session will be free. Al...
by Santa Claus
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2797

An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Earlier today I was alerted to the fact that Aatreyo Bhattacharyy of Churchill MS was attempting to leak unclear packets in the high school Discord. I banned him preemptively from both the high school and regular Discords and asked for proof of the allegation. I was given screenshots that I consider...
by Santa Claus
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9476

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

We'll be mirroring Reel Knowledge , an academic film set, after the conclusion of Fall Open. Format will *probably* be a one- or two-room shootout, but this could change depending on how many people want to participate. Express interest here: https://forms.gle/j9fREezsZ4h8SBXt9 . There will be no c...
by Santa Claus
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 17210

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Anyways here's links to all the currently posted mirrors - I will not be updating this: Discord playtest: 9/21 New England: MIT (10/5) Northeast: Columbia University (10/5) Mid-Atlantic: UMD (10/5) Lower Mid-Atlantic: UNC (10/5) Southeast: Auburn (10/5) Florida: UCF (10/5 or 10/12) Texas: Rice (9/28...
by Santa Claus
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 34
Views: 17210

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

The post is up, and it seems to have been made before Justin made his comment, though presumably not made it through the mod queue before then. Regardless, there's very little I can personally do besides tell hosts to post their stuff, but in the future if there's an issue with asking for school fu...
by Santa Claus
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Daylight time is different from standard time
Replies: 7
Views: 4515

Re: Daylight time is different from standard time

Cheynem wrote:
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Has this confused anyone ever?
I mean I imagine it would confuse ASU.
by Santa Claus
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams
Replies: 7
Views: 5808

Re: Logistical Barriers to Starting Successful Collegiate Quizbowl Teams

As someone else who has been thinking about the problems with quiz bowl at small colleges, I'd like to second a lot of what Michael has been saying, as well as offer some comments of my own. (Issue #1): The best thing that happened to me when starting the Bowdoin team was meeting another very excite...
by Santa Claus
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16304

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Hey, so I wrote what was (as far as I can tell) the hardest science tossup in the set, judging from me asking around on the day of - the tossup on oozes , which made it in unedited from our team's submission. I intended for the tossup to link disparate pieces of knowledge about ocean science that I ...
by Santa Claus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5044

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Ndg wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:10 pm
No one is going to begrudge a few friends playing packets at someone's house, but posting the stats publicly and posting a link to them in the thread about the actual event undermines the notion that that's all it was.
how else are people going to know I got 1 power
by Santa Claus
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super Acronym at Jimenez
Replies: 9
Views: 5044

Re: Super Acronym at Jimenez

Stats are done. Round 8 is a little iffy but eh.
by Santa Claus
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 7105

Re: TAPIR Set Available for 2020 Mirrors

So when you say the editing of this set will be based on the feedback of various experienced players, most of whom I note do not have significant writing or editing experience, will they actually be performing the editing or will that also be undertaken by you? If you are indeed doing it on your own...
by Santa Claus
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 5993

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

With Saturday drawing near, could we get confirmation on when/where we will be meeting for the Super Acronym mirror/shootout?
by Santa Claus
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Re: Eyes X Online Mirror - 7/16/19

On average every question was negged 1.09 times.
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10752

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

Cheynem wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:49 am
While I appreciate the commentary and the compilations, I'm confused how some of these are upsets. Eric Mukherjee leading a team to beat a Dylan Minarik team? A really good open team at Minnesota's PIANO (with a significantly better PPG and PPB) beating another good open team?
i sure was upset
by Santa Claus
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 10752

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

I'd like to present the following games as potential candidates for upset of the year: Sun God @ JHU: Robert Bork A 235 - JHU A 230 James Kuang/Kevin Wang/Benjamin Xu/Fred Zhang (8-3), the high schoolers of Naveed Bork Memorial High, beat Robert Chu/Eric Bobrow (8-3). Kevin Wang doesn't get any poin...
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why is P/BB so variable?
Replies: 2
Views: 3906

Re: Why is P/BB so variable?

DavidB256 wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:04 pm
I understand that P/BB is a function of both the skill of the team and the skill of the teams they play against (playing against better teams would decrease your P/BB because they are more likely to get all of the easier bonus parts)
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 5
Replies: 13
Views: 5464

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 5

I hope everyone enjoyed the set.
by Santa Claus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 7540

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

naah this is definitely 100% legitimate
by Santa Claus
Fri May 31, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5756

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

hey guys stats are up: here they are
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3006

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

The last 5 packets + the replacement tossups were written in a shootout format. I took some stats. Kevin: 84.55 PP20TUH (21/21/12, 110 questions heard) Benji: 77.06 (15/25/11, 109) Ben: 60 (4/3/3, 25) Daniel: 30 (2/1/2, 20) Thomas: 20 (1/1/1, 20) Max: 10 (2/4/3, 110) Chandler: 8 (2/3/4, 100) Harris:...
by Santa Claus
Sat May 18, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV
Replies: 10
Views: 8466

Re: 2018-19 Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS) IV

Are you planning on bringing on any outside help to deal with the consistent quality and difficulty problems that have plagued every iteration of this set?
by Santa Claus
Thu May 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror
Replies: 9
Views: 3006

Re: ILLIAC Online Restricted Open Mirror

With the date of this mirror drawing near, I'd appreciate it if you guys could confirm that this tournament is, in fact, happening and provide some information on when/where we will be holding this. If you need help setting up a Discord server, I'd be willing to help out with that.
by Santa Claus
Mon May 06, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2305

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Why is an open tournament being run on a novice-oriented set? It's a college-level novice set that's entirely appropriate for an HSNCT-level field, targeted at the 4-5 teams worth of national-qualified players from this area for whom it is appropriate. Also this same team ran a large, successful to...
by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

Congratulations to Harvard A for placing 1st place after beating MIT A in a one-game final to go 9-2!

Thanks to all the teams that came today, and I hope you enjoyed visiting Amherst for what I assume was the first time.

Stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5682/stats/final/
by Santa Claus
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Dealing with Toxicity in QB
Replies: 5
Views: 4970

Re: (No signature for Anonymity Reasons) Dealing with Toxicity in QB

You should make sure that your coach/teachers/other authority figures are aware that this happening, because this is coming across like bullying. If you’ve made them aware and they aren’t willing to step in, perhaps question them why? It seems your experience is being directly affected by this. You ...
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

We’ve decided to close the field at 8 teams. Please let us know if you are still interested in coming and I can put you on a waitlist.
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 7540

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

I'll just leave this here: ACRONYM Juliet is a top tier trash player, currently based in the Mid-Atlantic but frequently in the Northeast. Other highlights include getting literally all but one trash tossups at 2018 DI SCT, almost every trash tossup at 2018 DI ICT, and getting third in scoring at SH...
by Santa Claus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 16688

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

I've taken a look through the first packet and found that the majority of questions have been taken almost verbatim from existing question sets. Considering that this set will certainly not be posted on the archives and did not charge a mirror fee, I don't think this warrants much more than a stern ...
by Santa Claus
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 37
Views: 16688

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

jonpin wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:22 pm
#2 you absolutely can't post someone else's questions to the packet archive.
2018 Glenwood Winter Teacher Quiz Bowl should probably be removed then, considering it directly rips questions from 2017 Prison Bowl, 2015 Potatoville Varsity, 2016 HFT, 2015 BISB, and 2012 Ohio State+VCU Housewrite.
by Santa Claus
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

Don’t forget to register! We’re excited to host our first tournament in quite a while, and would love to have more teams attending. For those interested in coming, here are some food options in the area: Antonio’s - an excellent pizza chain that also has a location at Brown. I recommend the chicken ...
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC at Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

Re: ILLIAC at Brown

Is there a field update for this tournament?
by Santa Claus
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5620

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Do stats exist for ACRONYM? Excited to see my team's 9/2/6 game immortalized on the DB.
Excited to see my negative ppg
by Santa Claus
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2383

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) at Amherst College, 4/27/19

The Amherst College Quiz Bowl team is very happy to announce that we will be hosting the Northeast Mirror of the 2019 Florida Spring Tournament on Saturday, April 27th, 2019. As stated in the set's announcement , this tournament will be "a regular minus collegiate quiz bowl set," or alternatively on...
by Santa Claus
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 5815

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Also worth mentioning that Chicago has sent teams in the past that have racked up PPB > 25. I guess if we're going to use numbers then here's some numbers. Chicago B @ Delta Burke 2016: 4 years combined collegiate experience 4 players (1 year experience average) 7-3 record Finished 2nd 25.63 PPB Ch...
by Santa Claus
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 8102

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

It seems like this would have the effect of making the undergraduate championship as meaningless as the D2 championship (though what degree of meaninglessness that is is debatable), since right now only two such institutions (Amherst and NCF) are in the ACF Nationals field (though Gettysburg is nex...
by Santa Claus
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 8102

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Smith doesn't have a team, but I had been assured that the Five Colleges had lots of crossover in their clubs/organizations and I could join the team at Amherst. My interest was never in competing at a nationals level-- I just enjoyed it. It was, however, disappointing to find that the Amherst team...
by Santa Claus
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 8692

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

If you read what I said, I'm mad that the editors required that hosts take advanced stats, and then (read closely, since this is the important part) did nothing with them! Are you just ignoring the statements of the editors and writers who have stated that they made use of advanced stats to make im...
by Santa Claus
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATHENA II Available for 2018-2019
Replies: 2
Views: 5024

Re: ATHENA II Available for 2018-2019

List of mirrors in chronological order:

11/10/18 Washington University Fall Academic Tournament IV @ WUSTL
11/17/18 T3 @ Fort Osage HS
03/02/19 LIMIT @ Lexington HS
by Santa Claus
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18
Replies: 25
Views: 8481

Re: Boston Latin Tournament (BLT) I (Scobol Solo/SCOP 9 Mirror) 10/27/18

Tournament Format This tournament has three parts: ... a housewritten side event (Trivia) during lunch. ... Trivia (Side Event): TD: Austin Wang The rules are in the works and will be published very soon. The teams will not be restricted to players of the same school, and signups will be at the tou...