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by TaylorH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 4449

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 2850

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2101

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: 4181

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: 4181

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

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: 39
Views: 6361

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1424

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3186

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: 4550

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: 2540

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: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 8096

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: 4289

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: 4289

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: 4289

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: 285490

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: 1754

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: 6860

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: 1754

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: 1735

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: 1237

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: 1237

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: 4184

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: 4184

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: 4184

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: 19291

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.
by TaylorH
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 24191

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

I'd like to informally announce that a sequel to last spring's Spring Undergraduate Novice is in the works, tentatively called SUN II. This set's target difficulty is around that of ACF Fall and is not strictly for novices or undergrads, despite its present name. It is being written by members of th...
by TaylorH
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast @ University of Florida (11/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

Re: ACF Fall Southeast @ University of Florida (11/4/17)

NCF A won the tournament after a nine-round round robin and three playoff rounds. Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4711/stats/all_games/ Afterwards TOEJAMANDEARL was played with the following total scores over the eight packets: Taylor: 230 Alex: 155 Matt: 150 Nathan...
by TaylorH
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast @ University of Florida (11/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

Re: ACF Fall Southeast @ University of Florida (11/4/17)

Field update: UF 3 FSU 1 UCF 2 NCF 2 UNF 1 RTS Orlando 1 Total 10 Note: Chipola dropped their team and to keep the field even we have reduced Florida's house teams from 4 to 3. Please arrive at Matherly Hall room 102 on UF Campus by 8:30 AM. Following the tournament we will be playing the all video ...
by TaylorH
Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Southeast @ University of Florida (11/4/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

ACF Fall Southeast @ University of Florida (11/4/17)

I am pleased to announce the ACF Fall Southeast site at the University of Florida to be held November 4th, 2017 Fees: Base fee: $135 Buzzer: -$5/functional system Staffers: -$10/staffer Shorthanded fee (teams of 1 or 2 players): $60 "New to Quizbowl" discount: $100 Packet submission: Any team with a...
by TaylorH
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 5040

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts Discussion

I want to reiterate that this tournament did a great job asking about topics that were relatively far from the quiz bowl canon in an accessible and interest-stimulating way. The 3-D art and film in particular stood out to me as especially excellent. Many sculpture/3-D art questions in quiz bowl in g...
by TaylorH
Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) @ UF (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) @ UF (3/25/17)

Thanks to everyone who came and played our tournament, it was a blast! Congratulations to South Fork High School, who beat UF A in a excellent final round. If you played the set, feel free to email me for a copy of the packets at taylorharvey250@gmail.com, but please keep the questions private as th...
by TaylorH
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) @ UF (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) @ UF (3/25/17)

We will be tentatively capping the field at this time.
by TaylorH
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) @ UF (3/25/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) @ UF (3/25/17)

I am pleased to announce the University of Florida in SUNny Gainesville as the main site of the upcoming Spring Undergraduate Novice Tournament or SUN on March 25th, 2017. Information on the set can be seen here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19422 This tournament is meant to ...
by TaylorH
Tue Feb 07, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44107

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

Insofar as the opinions of an undergraduate president of a 12-person club in a podunk circuit matter, here are mine. Insofar as the opinions of an undergraduate president of a different 12-person club in the same podunk circuit matter, here are mine and some of my teammates who I asked about the is...
by TaylorH
Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)

FSU has pulled out last minute so there will in fact be only eight teams, which somewhat simplifies the schedule.
by TaylorH
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)

The tournament will be held on UF campus in Little Hall. Meet in Little Hall room 203 initially. Parking is lifted on the weekend, so any on campus parking is fair game. The is a parking lot right next to Little Hall that would be most convenient. Registration starts at 8AM with matches starting no ...
by TaylorH
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)

Field Update:
UF House Teams:2
FSU: 1
NCF: 1
UGA: 2
Torres/Beyer/Fernandez/Stone Open Team: 1
Sizemore/Kirksey/Foster Open Team: 1
Golisch/Law/Andrew Open Team: 1
Total teams: 9
by TaylorH
Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

WAO @ the University of Florida (1-21-17)

I am pleased to announce the southeastern mirror of the Will Alston Open (WAO) to be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville on January 21st. Details about the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19306. Eligibility & fees: School Teams: Packet submiss...
by TaylorH
Sun Sep 25, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Florida (10/1/16)
Replies: 1
Views: 1742

Re: EFT at the University of Florida (10/1/16)

Field:
University of Florida (3)
University of Central Florida (3)
New College of Florida (2)
Florida State University (2)
Total Teams: 10