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by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 6109

Re: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not yet qualified for the NSC through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator, Chandler West, at [email protected].org. Applications should contain the team's name, contact information, and a summary of the tea...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 408

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)

Sadie Britton, Alejandro Lopez-Lago and Chandler West have joined PACE as members following our winter nomination period.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Winter 2019 Nominations for PACE Membership
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Winter 2019 Nominations for PACE Membership

Happy holidays and almost-new-year to everyone! The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is again seeking nominations for new members! Nominations are due to Victor Prieto at [email protected].org by December 31, 2019 . The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a 501(...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 3587

Re: 2019-2020 PACE Officers

Following special election, Harry White has taken the Vice President of Technology position.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 408

PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)

Olivia Lamberti has resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Searching for new hsquizbowl.org sysadmin
Replies: 0
Views: 1315

Searching for new hsquizbowl.org sysadmin

PACE is looking to hire a new sysadmin for hsquizbowl.org, as Dan Goff has notified PACE that he would like to retire and pass this responsibility to someone else. The most important priority for the sysadmin is to keep the existing forums and database up and running, but someone willing to make imp...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2181

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

I really enjoyed this set and wanted to point out what seemed to me to be a more conscious than usual effort to include important (not just hard!) people of color and women (and their work etc) as answer lines. I think this set did a fine job of representation that reflected important academic conce...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Agreed, Swarthmore will not be able to play if this is moved before Regionals and would love to attend.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 6109

Re: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

Registration is now open. Further information on registration can be found on our website (http://www.pace-nsc.org/2020-nsc-registration/).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago
Replies: 7
Views: 6109

Re: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

Registration for teams that have already qualified will open on this Friday, November 1st. Invitations will be sent via e-mail to those teams eligible to register. Updated qualification guidelines are available here.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

Re: CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)

I am sorry to announce that due to logistical issues in planning and lack of interest, this tournament will be cancelled.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)
Replies: 1
Views: 2213

CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will host a tournament using NAQT's Collegiate Novice Set (CNS-186C) on October 26, 2019. We hope to see teams in attendance from throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and especially encourage students who may not have played quizbowl before t...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Summer 2019 New PACE Members
Replies: 1
Views: 3408

Re: Summer 2019 New PACE Members

In addition, Tracy Mirkin, Akshata Pisharody, Ramapriya Rangaraju, Margaret Tebbe, Julia Tong, and Harry White have joined PACE as members. We look forward to their contributions!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 5641

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Roxanne Ilagan has resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 3587

2019-2020 PACE Officers

PACE has concluded voting and is pleased to announce the officers elected to serve for the 2019-2020 year: President: Sarah Angelo Luongo Secretary: Victor Prieto Treasurer: Joe Nutter Director of Communications: Rebecca Rosenthal Vice President of Technology: Andrew Feist Vice President of Tourname...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7374

Re: MUSES Announcement

The Abydos Helicopter wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:36 am
Yes.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Since this may be relevant for A values, I believe the current stat sheet doesn't reflect the actual final standings. Rutgers A and Columbia B both went 3-2 in the playoff bracket (including games carried over from prelims as specified by the schedule). Because we lost to Columbia C in the morning ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Congratulations to University of Virginia for winning an advantaged final over Columbia A (350-245). Penn A came in third after losing to a play-in match for the final to Columbia. Congratulations also DII (and undergraduate) champions Maryland B and 2nd place Princeton. Stats are up. Edits can be a...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

To clarify, the field is up to date as I understand it. All staffers and teams should have received logistics e-mails this week– contact me immediately if you have any questions!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 5198

Re: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

I enjoy browsing the essays on the Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ; the hyperlinks within the articles and suggested articles are great for getting context beyond memorizing painting clues. Also have to plug the fact the Met has uploaded PDFs of a ton of out of print exhibition catalogs or ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

I am happy to announce that we will be able to admit all waitlist teams for an updated field of 24 teams which is now a cap pending staff. We would always still welcome any extra local staffers to help the tournament run even more efficiently (affiliated or not)– we can pay for your transportation a...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

My apologies for not updating the field list recently. Due to the overwhelming interest, I think unfortunately it would be best to implement a retroactive waitlist for schools intending to bring more than two teams until I can definitely secure more staff so that every school has the opportunity to ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Full statistics from the tournament are now online – please report any errors to me so I can update the report as necessary. Congratulations to Manheim Township A, Manheim Township B and Carver A for their top finishes. Thank you so much to Alex Dzurick, Alex Sankaran, Ben Cushing, Patrick Matthews...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6180

ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will host the Mid-Atlantic site of this year's ACF Regionals on Saturday, January 26, 2019. REGISTRATION : To register, you must: Fill out the central ACF Regionals registration form . AND E-mail us at swarthmorequizbowl [AT] gmail [DOT] com...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Coaches have been contacted with preliminary logistics and we have tentatively filled the field. Pending sufficient interest, we may expand the field further up to 24 teams.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

With our field just over halfway filled, any schools considering registering should please do so. We will open the field to waitlist teams at the end of this month (October 27th).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

bjenzweiler wrote:When do you need registration completed by?
Hi BJ, it would be great if you could register by October so we can confirm space requirements. Please email me if you think you will need more time!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7604

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

I would love to play and can help operate a carpool from Northern NJ (off of the NJ transit Bergen Line if you're coming from NYC).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the second annual Swarthmore Novice, a beginner's high school-tournament on Saturday, November 10, 2018. This tournament will use the SCOP Novice 9 set. Details on the set can be found here . Registration: Registration can be...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed May 30, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 70437

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

Swarthmore Quizbowl will no longer support NAQT by attending or hosting its tournaments until Matt Bruce is removed from the company's tournaments, leadership and decision making. We hope to see this action taken as soon as possible.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

Complete stats are up. Congratulations to Bethlehem Catholic for finishing in first, and Downingtown East and Archbishop Ryan for a tie in 2nd place. We apologize for the mix-up regarding the tiebreaker and appreciate your understanding. Thank you especially to Brian from Carver; Ian, Saras, and Jo...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

Field is updated and a logistics email went out earlier this week. Teams, please contact me if your information is not up to date.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Re: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

The field list is now up-to-date: any teams still interested who have not yet contacted me, please do so by January 15th so I may open the waitlist.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

SCOP Novice at Swarthmore College: January 27

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will be hosting Swarthmore Novice , a high school-tournament on Saturday, January 27, 2018 . This tournament will use the SCOP Novice set. Details on the set can be found here . Registration: Registration can be completed at this link . If y...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Tournaments 2017-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 7456

Re: Pennsylvania Tournaments 2017-2018

Swarthmore will be hosting a tournament on SCOP Novice on January 27.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 8156

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

I do know some things about art and don't know many people- let me know if I can join your team! (If numbers don't work out, I would be glad to read as well.)
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing resources for new teams
Replies: 4
Views: 6001

Re: Writing resources for new teams

I think I remember Chris Chiego posting something in this ball park for high schoolers. Maybe that could be jury-rigged a bit. (Incidentally, I'm jealous your administration offered the possibility of getting funded at all! Princeton's entire budget has been the profits from PHSAT and whatever tour...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing resources for new teams
Replies: 4
Views: 6001

Writing resources for new teams

This past year I went through the process of reinstating Swarthmore Quizbowl as a legitimate, school-recognized club eligible for club funding. In the interim, I went through some other grant methods to fund our activities and in the meantime found myself reusing the same text that I wrote on why qu...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 8258

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

May I see the tossup on David? I remember hearing some painting that I saw at the Met and was wondering what it is. It's this one! (Probably?) I saw it too, so it's where I buzzed. :P I am only really qualified to talk about the visual arts and I know you didn't write everything I am mentioning, so...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15210

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:I'd be really interested in getting no questions correct on this set, especially if there's an online mirror since I probably won't be at any summer opens.
What Eric said. A few of my non-board-reading teammates as well.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16301

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

My reservation for Friday night just went through- I had to switch from Chrome to Firefox to be able to proceed from guest info to payment info and finish, if that helps any.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Certamen
Replies: 11
Views: 4914

Re: Certamen

Seeing as half of Swarthmore's team are classics people (myself included), we would also be interested. :)
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52204

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

I have a "things that could reasonably be tossed up with normal clues but instead all the clues are musical theater" packet that has been seen by some folks but (hopefully?) not too many.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 17506

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I'll be attending Swarthmore College, where I will try to revive (?) the quizbowl club. Regardless, I will try to be available to staff Philly-area tournaments.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 5072

Re: BASQT 2016: Available Starting February 2016

The final edition of our set is now available for download.

Thank you to Mr. Pinyan, Ben Zhang, and Alex Dzurick for their help in reviewing the set and to our mirror sites for sharing this set with some great teams.