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by rahulkeyal
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall Playtesting
Replies: 0
Views: 279

ACF Fall Playtesting

Throughout the next two weeks, we're planning on organizing some playtesting sessions for ACF Fall over Discord. If you're interested and not currently a student, please shoot me an email at fall@acf-quizbowl.com, including your name and what categories you're interested in playtesting.

Thanks!
by rahulkeyal
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

We are very excited to announce that, for the first time ever, there will be a mirror of ACF Fall in Asia, to be held at the Yale-NUS College in Singapore. More information can be found here.

As a reminder, today is also the +$25 deadline for half-packet submissions!
by rahulkeyal
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ UC Berkeley (10/26)
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ UC Berkeley (10/26)

This tournament has been postponed until October 26th due to the UC Berkeley campus' closure from power outages. As our room reservations have yet to be finalized, it is possible the tournament will be moved to Stanford. We apologize for any inconveniences this causes.
by rahulkeyal
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ UC Berkeley (10/26)
Replies: 1
Views: 396

NAQT Collegiate Novice @ UC Berkeley (10/26)

I am pleased to announce that UC Berkeley will be hosting NAQT Collegiate Novice on October 26th, 2019. The tournament will be held in Dwinelle Hall, and shall begin promptly at 9:00 AM. To sign up, please register here . You may also view the current field at this link. The fee structure will be as...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

The initial post has been updated with the list of submissions received by September 21st. We've also secured an additional site in the Northeast at RIT . Michigan's submission appears not to be in the list, despite our having received an email to the effect that it has been received. I assume we w...
by rahulkeyal
Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

The initial post has been updated with the list of submissions received by September 21st. We've also secured an additional site in the Northeast at RIT.
by rahulkeyal
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Reminder that the first packet deadline is coming up this Saturday (at 11:59 PM PDT). If your team is required to write a packet but hasn't requested a half-packet distribution yet, I recommend doing so promptly.
by rahulkeyal
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I'm pleased to announce that we've secured high-school-only mirrors of ACF Fall at the University of California - Berkeley and University of Chicago!
by rahulkeyal
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Registration for 2019 ACF Fall has opened! We are still working to finalize sites in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern California, and the United Kingdom. What about New England? EDIT: Never mind, it's on the form. My bad, I've added Yale to the initial post. In addition, we've confirmed our Mid-Atlantic ...
by rahulkeyal
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

Re: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

Registration for 2019 ACF Fall has opened! We are still working to finalize sites in the Mid-Atlantic, Southern California, and the United Kingdom.
by rahulkeyal
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 6768

2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019

I am delighted to announce that the 2019 iteration of ACF Fall will take place on November 2, 2019 . The tournament will be edited by Ganon Evans, Justin French, Halle Friedman, Katherine Lei, Caroline Mao, Ben Miller, Tracy Mirkin, Clark Smith, and Kevin Yu. I, Rahul Keyal, will be overseeing set p...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley

Thank you everyone for coming out to attend this! Despite a couple hiccups here and there, I think this ran somewhat smoothly, and most people seemed to have a good time. Stats for all the events can be found here . There are a couple issues with the NASAT stats that I will resolve tonight. If you s...
by rahulkeyal
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley

Can we do Unanswered Question later in the day? One of my teammates will be driving back from Tahoe in Sunday morning. Would strongly prefer it not to be last in the day. Considering that the majority of players interested in Unanswered Question will also be interested in RULFO, I have no issues wi...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley

A few more updates: Due to complications with reserving rooms at Stanford during the summer, both days of the tournament will now be held at UC Berkeley, within Cory Hall . We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. We're in need of many more staffers for NASAT, our main event. As such, I'v...
by rahulkeyal
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

Re: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019)

Gauging the current amount of interest for the side events, I've set the max number of players per team for META, Age of Empires, and RULFO to 3. If you're interested in playing these events, please put your name down (as a free agent or as a team) so we can get a better idea of the number of staffe...
by rahulkeyal
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 21674

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

I understand that the submission dates have been announced for a while, but would it be possible to create a +$0 deadline somewhere in between next Saturday (June 15th) and July 6th? The price increase ($75) feels steeper than most submission tournaments - a more gradated schedule might allow teams ...
by rahulkeyal
Thu May 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley
Replies: 9
Views: 2815

NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl (July 27-28, 2019) @ Berkeley

Stanford Berkeley will be hosting the annual NorCal Weekend of Quizbowl on the weekend of July 27th and 28th. The schedule will be as follows: Saturday (7/27): NASAT META Sunday (7/28): Age of Empires The Unanswered Question RULFO The tournament will be held at UC Berkeley within Cory Hall . Conven...
by rahulkeyal
Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)

We've narrowed the schedule down to two potential options. If you're interested in attending, please fill out the following form to help us make the final decision!
by rahulkeyal
Thu May 09, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)

We have a good number of responses so far! If you haven't filled out the form yet but are possibly interested in playing, please do so by Monday, May 13th.
by rahulkeyal
Sat May 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)

As per Will's suggestion in the other thread, I've added Oxford Open as an option for a main event. If you've already responded, you should be able to edit your previous response (or can simply submit another one).
by rahulkeyal
Sat May 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)
Replies: 25
Views: 5086

Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

I've posted a form to gauge interest / collect preferences for a Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl. We want it to be worthwhile for players to attend both events if they so desire, so please do fill out the form if you're considering attending.
by rahulkeyal
Sat May 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl (Date TBD)

Berkeley and Stanford are planning on hosting a Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl similar to past years. If you'd be interested in participating, please fill out the following form so we can decide what dates / events work best for everyone.
by rahulkeyal
Fri May 03, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)
Replies: 25
Views: 5086

Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

I have not been in coordination with the powers that be in Norcal, and have heard no word as to whether they are planning a summer quizbowl event; I did post on their Facebook group about this tournament, and would welcome any input from them. What seems most logical to do is to run NASAT, as it's ...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 21674

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Assuming Scattergories and Age of Empires are happening, is there a third event that could be stuck in there? I feel like, flippancy aside in my earlier post, you could pretty easily do a third tossup-only event (maybe one that only ran at a high school nationals or something). Following up on this...
by rahulkeyal
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 289398

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Jack Mehr and I are each writing a packet of hard (ranging from Nats to CO+), literature common links to be read sometime in mid-January on Discord. If this sounds interesting to you, indicate your availability on the following poll (times are EST).
by rahulkeyal
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 9428

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

One thing I would urge IQBT to consider is increasing the cost of registration to provide funding for a more convenient location for teams. Speaking from personal experience (I chose not to attend NASAT 2017 because it was prohibitively expensive), I know West Coast teams, and likely other areas, wo...
by rahulkeyal
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6945

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossups on Henry Fielding, Toni Morrison, and George Eliot? Despite all of these authors being quite prominent, I remember being lost for the majority of these tossups, and judging from the stats (0, 1, and 2 powers, respectively, over 78 rooms), it seems like this wasn't unique to me.
by rahulkeyal
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6735

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I had a ton of fun playing this set! Huge props to the editors/writers for pretty consistently interesting ideas across the board that still felt difficulty-appropriate (most of the time) in their execution. In general, it seemed like most questions had enough middle clues to differentiate between t...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 16473

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

-I think the Bocaccio bonus part in Editors (6?) claimed that the Decameron was about 5 men and 5 women, escaping a flood Here's the bonus part that you're referring to: [10] Pizan’s Book was inspired by this author’s On Famous Women . Marguerite of Navarre parodied this author in a work about five...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 8985

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

This was overall a great set! I especially appreciated the wide variety of ballet questions, particularly the Coppelia bonus. It's nice to see more ballets that are essentials among ballet enthusiasts but not necessarily considered part of the quiz bowl canon be included in a set of this difficulty...
by rahulkeyal
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Must Be The Place
Replies: 5
Views: 3299

Re: This Must Be The Place

Extremely excited to see this is happening (and to play it)!
by rahulkeyal
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Words and Objects

The set has been posted here.
by rahulkeyal
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Words and Objects

Following a mirror at Valencia tomorrow evening, all scheduled mirrors for Words and Objects will have finished. I've heard word that there may be interest for a UK mirror, butI haven't received anything definitive thus far. I plan to publish the set to the archives if I haven't heard from anyone by...
by rahulkeyal
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 24887

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I'm not actually attending, so my opinion is of limited value, but I'd also recommend Words and Objects be played as teams, following Tejas' suggestion of free agents just joining existing teams because 1) this is a cross-subject event as Mike noted, 2) players still get to play with the people they...
by rahulkeyal
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

Mike Bentley wrote:Is there a private discussion forum for the set?
This has been done! Once logged in, go to User Control Panel -> Usergroups and select "2018 Words and Objects discussion" to request access.
by rahulkeyal
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

No, there isn't. Would forum moderators be able to make one?
by rahulkeyal
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

Congrats to "Kant's Ancient Humbugs" for defeating "Terrapin XXXTentacion" in the finals, 135-120 (on a TB tossup, no less!) It was extremely exciting seeing all the great buzzes today, and I hope players had as much fun playing as I did writing/reading. Thanks to Itamar, James, Eric, and (on quite ...
by rahulkeyal
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

A reminder that this is happening in half an hour! Please be in the Discord server (PM if you need a link) on time so we can finish at a reasonable hour.
by rahulkeyal
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

Given the number of free agents, I've added a spot for teams to add a fourth member. The field will remain at its current cap of 8 teams. I'm going to close the field tonight at 12 PM EST , so if you're a free agent, make sure to communicate with registered teams to figure something out by then! Aft...
by rahulkeyal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

Mike Bentley wrote:Are there any plans to expand the team size? It looks like there are 4 teams of people on the waitlist right now.
This is a very good idea. I've just added a column for teams to add an optional third teammate. I also expanded the field to accomodate 8 teams.
by rahulkeyal
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online (7/29)

A reminder that this is happening this upcoming weekend at 9 PM EST , so free agents should organize themselves into teams if they wish to play. It'd be great if a couple kind folks would be willing to offer a few hours of their time to moderate - I'll give $15 to the first two volunteers . To sign ...
by rahulkeyal
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online (7/29)

I will be running an online (Discord) mirror of Words and Objects on July 29th, beginning at 9 PM EST. Information regarding the event can be found here . The event will be run in doubles, and the team formation spreadsheet can be found here . Writing your team members' names down constitutes as a r...
by rahulkeyal
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Words and Objects Online Mirror

It looks like 9 PM EST on Sunday, July 29th works best for people. I'll post a full announcement for the event tonight.
by rahulkeyal
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects Online Mirror
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Words and Objects Online Mirror

I will later use this post to coordinate the final logistics for the event, but for now, I've created a poll to decide on the best time to run this. If you are interested in playing this event, please indicate ALL times that work for you with this Google form . If no times work, indicate as such on ...
by rahulkeyal
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 6575

Re: Words and Objects

I've updated the original post with the current confirmed sites, as well as the finalized number of packets (6). Please email me if you would like to mirror the event. I plan to also run an online mirror of the event, and will make a separate post regarding that in the coming week.
by rahulkeyal
Fri May 18, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application
Replies: 3
Views: 2928

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Editor application

Are there plans for ACF to release a similar form for Fall 2018 in the near future?
by rahulkeyal
Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) at Stanford, 4/28/18
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) at Stanford, 4/28/18

After the tournament, we'll be running Words and Objects , written by James Malouf and myself with help from Will Nediger. Due to the incomplete nature of the set (with only 3 packets fully written as of now), we're be using this as an initial playtesting as much as the first official mirror. It'll...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) at Stanford, 4/28/18
Replies: 5
Views: 3141

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) at Stanford, 4/28/18

After the tournament, we'll be running Words and Objects , written by James Malouf and myself with help from Will Nediger. Due to the incomplete nature of the set (with only 3 packets fully written as of now), we're be using this as an initial playtesting as much as the first official mirror. It'll ...
by rahulkeyal
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 10747

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

There's kind of a lack of what I would call flagship academic sets, but assuming they're finished, I could see RAPTURE, Words and Objects, and Human Use of Human Beings being the centerpiece of a day, followed by a dispersal of the various trash side events and Imaginary Landscape throughout the ev...
by rahulkeyal
Wed Mar 28, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 10774

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

I thought the third part of the Esquire/JFK/racing bonus was confusingly worded. I was pretty sure that "The Last American Hero" was about auto racing, but the last clue was about the Hunter S. Thompson Kentucky Derby piece, so we said horse racing and got it right. Now, I believe the bonus part sa...