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by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

A discussion group has been set up for those that have played the set. Thank you for the kind words Kai, Mike, and Rob!
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16672

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I please see conversion stats for the Joni Mitchell and empress tossups? Both were somewhere in rounds 1-7.

EDIT: The one on the album Reputation as well, if it’s not too much trouble
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

a tournament centering on fine arts in the year 1900 and beyond Can you clarify this wording? The title classifies this as a 20th century fine arts tournament, but this statement indicates that works from the 21st century would be fair game. The set will contain material from the 21st century in ad...
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri May 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

I have added some updated information to the initial post.
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 8778

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

I will be attending the University of Texas at Austin and plan on being involved with the quizbowl team there.
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 43
Views: 7614

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I will write a full packet for this.
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Pranav had to drop out of the set, so we are currently looking for a classical music writer. Please email me at williamgolden14 at gmail dot com by this Friday if you are interested in writing for The Unanswered Question. We are looking for people who do not have much experience writing at high leve...
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 6127

The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

Hello! This is the announcement for The Unanswered Question, a tournament centering on fine arts in the year 1900 and beyond, aimed at being ready for side event weekend this summer. The writing team will be me (James E. Taylor High School), Max Shatan (Wesleyan University), Sameer Apte (Carnegie Me...
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Woodford County (KY) Invitational 2/2/19 CAST Mirror
Replies: 3
Views: 2503

Re: Woodford County (KY) Invitational 2/2/19 CAST Mirror

Hope everyone enjoyed the set! If you have comments or thoughts, please post in the discussion group. To join, press your username in the upper right corner, click on User Control Panel, go to Usergroups, and select 2019 CAST Discussion. Thank you!
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

We have a discussion group now! To join, press your username in the upper right corner, click on User Control Panel, go to Usergroups, and select 2019 CAST Discussion.
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

herbie.brock wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:24 pm
Is this the first year of this set?
Yes.
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Some minor changes to the distribution have also been made, and additional mirrors have been included.
by Quinctilius Varus
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 8136

Re: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

List of Planned Mirrors Glenwood High School (Chatham, IL)- January 27th Woodford High School (Versailles, KY)- February 2nd Penn Manor High School (Millersville, PA)- February 9th Cal Cup #3 (TBD)- February 23rd University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)- February 23rd Boardman High School (Boardman, ...
by Quinctilius Varus
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 CAST Available for Mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 8136

2019 CAST Available for Mirrors

Hello everyone, I am happy to announce the 2019 Collaborative Academic Spring Tournament (CAST), a regular high school difficulty set. It will be available from January 1st, 2019, to May 19th (the weekend before HSNCT). We hope this set will be accessible to newer players by making sure easy parts a...
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Midseason Poll, 2017-18
Replies: 15
Views: 8465

Re: Midseason Poll, 2017-18

Just want to say I completely overlooked Katy Taylor's performance on IS-170, so I under-ranked them by quite a bit. Still, I'd probably only have put them around top 10 because of the P/T ratio. They had a really impressive PPB at Penn Bowl (about the same at Virginia A!) and good but not as impre...
by Quinctilius Varus
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16195

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

This was ridiculously fun- thanks to all of the writers and staffers who made this possible. Will stats/packets for this be posted soon?
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon May 01, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: General NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament, and thought it was very well-written overall. The U.S. History Bee set was solid and had some great ideas (like the tossup on Nixon only cluing from his economic policies or the one on Monticello). Although I thought the historiography questions were interesting, th...
by Quinctilius Varus
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5113

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

Would you mind posting the tossups on Hofstadter and m.a.a.d? I'm curious to see where the first one went after Godel, Escher, Bach was dropped at the beginning of the second sentence, and I wanted to see where power ended on the latter. Thanks for a great set!
by Quinctilius Varus
Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X General Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 875

Re: ACRONYM X General Discussion

The Stanford tossup was another example of this. I don't know where specifically the Stanford banned has been band from, but I know it's a lot of places, so Disneyland seems plausible enough. This is exactly what I thought when I powered this tossup. I was playing against a team of good players so ...
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16195

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

Are there any current plans for this tournament to be mirrored at HSNCT?
by Quinctilius Varus
Wed Dec 21, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8570

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but is there any chance these questions will be posted?
by Quinctilius Varus
Mon May 16, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Re: Errata

The bonus about cigarettes in art in packet 2 refers to van Gogh as a 20th-century painter. It also gave a slightly-off title for Skull of a Skeleton with Burning Cigarette, the painting mentioned in the same bonus part (I don't remember the exact phrasing).
EDIT: packet 2, not round 2