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by TaylorH
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: FLopen 2020

This set is currently 40% percent written and still on track to be complete by November 2020. That being said, it would be helpful to the editors to have a few more hands on deck when it comes to question production. We are currently seeking several experienced writers who can commit to contribute a...
by TaylorH
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 25 toss ups and five visual packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

Re: 25 toss ups and five visual packets

I have culled my visual questions a bit and will be reading a packet of 45 TUs on Monday, 4/20 at 9 Eastern. Most questions are trash and art films, but there is also some misc. trash and painting thrown in as well.
by TaylorH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 25 toss ups and five visual packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1204

25 toss ups and five visual packets

I just found a packet on my computer I wrote for a UF quiz bowl party in August called "25 toss ups" and I would like to read it on the discord. These are mostly pop culture questions with a few goofy academic questions mixed in. In general its pretty accessible in difficulty but there are a few har...
by TaylorH
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

Re: FLopen 2020

RMPSS (3.5/3.5) 1 Mythology 1 Religion 1 Philosophy 1.5 Social Science This part adds up to 4.5, not 3.5, and I don't see any compensating mistake elsewhere, so I think the posted distribution actually adds up to 23/23. Good catch. This was just my arithmetic goof. The "RMPSS" and "Other" parts of ...
by TaylorH
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1763

FLopen 2020

I am pleased to announce FLopen (“flow-pen”), an open level quiz bowl tournament to be played in the late fall of 2020 or winter 2021. The set will be head edited by me, Taylor Harvey, with Jonathen Settle and Tracy Mirkin co-editing. The set will be written by members of the University of Florida q...
by TaylorH
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

While playing SCT last weekend and puzzling at the intended difficulty of parts of a bonus we heard, a thought occurred to me: why is it not standard practice to mark the intended hard, medium and easy parts of bonuses in the question text? Doing this would only be a tax of a few seconds on the part...
by TaylorH
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3194

Re: ICT Side Events

Should we finally consider using the five rounds of 20-tossup packets of film questions by former Valencia player Sean Platzer? I reckon that would only take 90 minutes or so if run as a shootout, a little longer with duo teams or something. Whatever! It's done and ready if people think that would ...
by TaylorH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)

Florida A beat Florida B in a one game final to win the tournament. Stats can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6118/

Congrats to all the players from a fun day of quiz, and thank you to Tracy Mirkin, Alex Shaw, Jonathen Settle, Zach Foster, and Cody Johansen for staffing.
by TaylorH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 912

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)

Florida A beat Florida B in a one game final to win the tournament. Stats can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6118/

Congrats to all the players from a fun day of quiz, and thank you to Tracy Mirkin, Alex Shaw, Jonathen Settle, Zach Foster, and Cody Johansen for staffing.
by TaylorH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4045

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I edited the philosophy, social science, and other fine arts, and I hope everyone enjoyed my approach to these categories. I think I tried some somewhat novel things with distributions in this 3/3. For example, I reserved 4/4 of the 16/16 in social science for "Sociology and Other Soft Thought," whi...
by TaylorH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6624

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

vinteuil wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:58 pm
And what was the logic behind calling bebop a "genre"?
This was certainly not the ideal indicator here. As Will said, 'style' would have been more appropriate. My apologizes for any confusion this caused.
by TaylorH
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 14
Views: 2292

Re: CO Matchmaking

I am seeking a team. I am good at lit, fine arts, and RMPSS and can get assorted rare buzzes in science and history. Message me if interested.

Edit: Found a team
by TaylorH
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 912

2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Florida site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at the University of Florida on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament will take place at somewhere on UF's campus (building TBA), with team check-in beginning at 8:30 AM and gameplay beginning at 9 AM. I will be t...
by TaylorH
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2712

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)

After novice a few of us played Screentest. The following were the cumulative scores across the 8 packets unless otherwise noted: Anthony Delgado: 2090 Taylor Harvey: 845 Will Grossman: 65 Ezra Cockram: 25 (played 2 rounds) Henry Hill: 5 Jason Zappulla: 0 (played 3 rounds) Jonathen Settle: -25 (play...
by TaylorH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16310

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

The PDF packets that were just posted seem to be corrupted and cannot be opened.
by TaylorH
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5750

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses....
by TaylorH
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

I want to thank everyone for playing today, I think we all had a good time. The team of Mike Bentley, Daniel Hothem, Chip Horton, and Victor Pavao won the tournament by going 7-3, so big congrats to them. I'd also like to thank Jonathen Settle and Tracy Mirkin for moderating all day and keeping thin...
by TaylorH
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

The logistics email was just sent out to everyone whose email I have. Some others have received Facebook DMs with the server link. If you still need the server link please contact me.
by TaylorH
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

It looks like the overwhelming preference is for a six team tournament, so we will go with that. We've gotten several more sign ups, so it looks like most teams will have more than two people. Free agents can arrange themselves onto teams on the above sheet as they see fit. If free agents are not li...
by TaylorH
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

This is a week out and there does not look to be a ton of interest as of right now. We have one full team of four and seven free agents signed up for a total of eleven interested players. I think we two options here: 1) One room shootout of all the toss ups with all eleven players. This will run fas...
by TaylorH
Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2636

FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

A Discord open mirror of the 2019 Florida Spring Torunament (FST) is being held on June 15th 2019. The fee will be $15 per player. The tournament is completely open to all of those who have not heard the set, and teams or free agents may sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oplH6e6j...
by TaylorH
Thu May 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8886

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Just wanted to clarify-most of the Auburn players are eligible, while the Georgia people to my knowledge are not. I recognize that this distinction may be somewhat arbitrary. I used the Canadian eligibility criterion of playing two regular difficulty tournaments or harder that were attended by Flor...
by TaylorH
Thu May 02, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 8886

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

In hopes of starting a bit of a discussion, I am posting my preliminary ballot and a few comments on each player here. This is subject to change and is largely based on 6 years of observation while playing in this circuit and some cursory stats browsing. All the players here are very worthy of prais...
by TaylorH
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We are planning a discord open mirror sometime in June. Details are forthcoming.
by TaylorH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 3956

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

Are there plans to mirror the Guerilla History side event after this? Our teams would greatly enjoy if this happened
by TaylorH
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14767

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I plan on writing a full packet for this. This set sounds like a really fun idea!
by TaylorH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

nycaqb1999 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:36 pm
Will there be an online mirror of this set?
We are strongly considering doing one. If it happens, it will certainly be after nats season is over. Announcement will be forthcoming once we decide, but for now expect late April or May.
by TaylorH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

It says in the post for this tournament that it’s difficultly is regular minus (so EFT, Terrapin) but it also says it’s the same difficulty as 2018 FST which in turn is the same difficulty of 2017 ACF Fall. So which one is it? The set is similar in difficulty to 2018 FST, and is a notch easier than...
by TaylorH
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We will be having our second round of playtesting tomorrow night (3/10/19) at 8 PM EST. We will be doing Fine Arts and RMP. PM me if you are interested in helping out, and I can send you a link to the discord server.
by TaylorH
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

Is this tournament too easy for me to respectably play, or is it designed for all teams to show up and do their thing? I think that probably depends on the site strength. People with lots of experience are not explicitly banned from playing but it is written with newer players in mind. I'll say if ...
by TaylorH
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)

This is the official post for the main site of the Florida Spring Tournament (FST,) to be held at the University of Florida on March 23th. Information about the set can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21591 This tournament is open to college and high school teams, but...
by TaylorH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3502

Re: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018

We still have not received the $400 in mirror fees for this tournament. Why?
by TaylorH
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 5259

Re: Is Festivus happening?

I have about 30-50 TUs on various wacky topics I can read at this.
by TaylorH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019

Mirror Sites Update: Main/Florida: University of Florida, 3/23/2019 Southeast: VCU, 3/23/2019 Mid Atlantic: Princeton University, 4/27/2019 Mountain West: University of Colorado Boulder, Date TBA Canada: Carleton University, 3/23/2019 Midwest: University of Chicago, tentatively early May Northeast: ...
by TaylorH
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Old Archived Packets Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 2872

Old Archived Packets Broken Links

I was recently looking through some older packets on the archive a noticed a number of old sets had broken links when the packets are clicked for download. Some packets download but upon opening the PDFs or Word Docs appear blank. In other cases, the packets will not download at all. Could this have...
by TaylorH
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9422

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

I am pleased to announce the second iteration of the Florida Spring Tournament (FST), an easy collegiate quiz bowl set. The set is planned to debut in mid March of 2019. The set will be head edited by me, Taylor Harvey, with Jonathen Settle, Alex Shaw, and Tracy Mirkin acting as subject editors in S...
by TaylorH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 4844

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

I logged out and could still see the threads (along with threads from CMST, SMT, Historature, and others) a ways down the first page, as could two of my teammates when logged out.
by TaylorH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 4844

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

I can see both threads on the "Collegiate Discussion" sub forum. Maybe I can only see these threads because I am in the original usergroup? It looked to me like it was view-able to anyone, but it could just be me/ others in the original usergroup.
by TaylorH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 4844

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

It appears that the 2018 FST General and Specific Question discussion was transferred from a usergroup to this forum. The set was not clear and there was still a planned mirror at Virginia Tech in the fall, though now that mirror will need to be cancelled for question security reasons. This is partl...
by TaylorH
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 320975

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have six packets from the 2018 IHO Geography Bee and two packets from the 2018 IHO Pop Music Bee that I will read on Discord. I will read some tonight after the Earth Science packet at 8 EST, and the rest tomorrow night or later this week. The music is rather easy and the geography is rather chall...
by TaylorH
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discus

Set felt pretty good overall, some nitpicky stuff below: Packet 2 Bonus 6, on _Five Pecks of Rice_ [*]Should probably include some alternate answerlines, like “Five Grains of Rice” and “Way of the Celestial Masters”, as well as Chinese names “Wu Dou Mi” Dao, “Zheng Yi” Dao, and “Tian Shi” Dao, and ...
by TaylorH
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 8673

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

The only gripe I had with this otherwise great tournament was the sloppiness of some of the individual scorekeeping. Going back through the posted stats and comparing them to the stats we kept for ourselves, our team noticed many errors in individual attribution of gets and negs. A misattributed tos...
by TaylorH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2121

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) Specific Question Discussion

Post your comments and thoughts on specific questions here.
by TaylorH
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2018 General Discussion

This is the general discussion for the FST 2018 tournament. Many thanks to all of our writers, editors, and hosts. This tournament was a lot of fun to write and edit, and we are very grateful to everyone who was willing to give the tournament a shot and play. Leave your general thoughts and feeling ...
by TaylorH
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/17/18, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: FST @ University of Florida (3/17/18, Main Site)

Ianissimo wrote:I don't suppose there's a moderator discount?
No moderator discount as with a field size this small I think we already have enough staff lined up. If you do want to come and staff though we'd be happy to have you!
by TaylorH
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/17/18, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

FST @ University of Florida (3/17/18, Main Site)

This is the official post for the main site of the Florida Spring Tournament (FST,) to be held at the University of Florida on March 17th. Information about the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20769 This tournament is open to college and high school teams,...
by TaylorH
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

Some quick updates on this set. We are presently 85% done with writing the set and as stated above the final tournament will features 12 power marked packets of 20/20. We are seeking possible mirror sites in the non-Florida Southeast, Northeast, and West Coast Regions. If you are a school from one o...
by TaylorH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

Mirror List:

Main site at University of Florida: March 17th
Michigan Mirror: March 17th
Michigan Tech Mirror: March 24th
BYU Mirror: April 7th
Wofford College: April 14th
Virginia Tech Mirror: Fall 2018
by TaylorH
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4535

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) - March 2018

This is the official announcement for the Florida Spring Tournament or FST, formerly known as SUN II. It is a sequel of sorts to 2017's Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN), written as that tournament was, by members of the University of Florida, University of Central Florida, New College of Florida, a...
by TaylorH
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20545

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I have a packet of ~50 TUs on trash music albums ready to read for this. Mostly on indie rock, classic rock, pop, and soundtracks. I also have a 30 TU + linked bonuses trash/film/lit/fine arts packet mostly consisting of common links I can read, though the bonuses can be forgone to save time.