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by matthewspatrick
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24
Replies: 9
Views: 1620

Re: 2020 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 22-24

One of the criteria that jumps out is Variety among championship sites. Ideally, we would avoid excessive repetition so that frequent attendees can see a variety of cities. 4 years in a row. Should we assume that HSNCT will always be held in Atlanta? Note that while that is a selection criterion, i...
by matthewspatrick
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 11829

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

May I please have the text of the Airplane! tossup from the final?
by matthewspatrick
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

You all have mentioned CBI as the sponsoring organization. I mostly remember it as being ACUI. Maybe CBI worked with them? Our school had to be affiliated with ACUI to participate in the College Bowl Tournament. It was quite expensive, as well. It was a partnership between ACUI and CBI. Schools wou...
by matthewspatrick
Thu May 23, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Vulching
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: Vulching

You should also tune the strategy to the rule set you are playing. More specifically: if the format you are using has timed rounds, that will impact your strategy. Although I've never played in a format or scenario in which doing so would be relevant, I've heard of players performing "clock-killing...
by matthewspatrick
Tue May 14, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 1436

Re: NAQT IS/HS Level Math

For computational math there are some categories of basic formulas to know (certainly not a complete list): Geometry: areas, perimeters, and interior/exterior angles of common polygons; volumes/surface area of common solids; V - E + F = 2 Statistics: mean (arithmetic, harmonic, geometric), median, c...
by matthewspatrick
Tue May 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Vulching
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: Vulching

You should also tune the strategy to the rule set you are playing. More specifically: if the format you are using has timed rounds, that will impact your strategy. With timed rounds, there will be some scenarios (in all of which you are behind, and time is growing scarce) in which the risk of vulchi...
by matthewspatrick
Tue May 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 5571

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

1992 in spaceflight wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 7:50 am
I experienced at least two delays in the Open Division prelims, for example, so that could have not been good.
Yup. Also in Open, and by the time we got started with Round 1 (photography-related delay) my Round 2 teams had started showing up.
by matthewspatrick
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

It honestly had not occurred to them that (a) nobody actually followed their rules about destroying old packets because of the dearth of other suitable practice material, and (b) there were players active in 1988 who had played those questions the first time around. I think that by the time nationa...
by matthewspatrick
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI
Replies: 31
Views: 8623

Re: Let's tell the kids stories about CBI

I think, as a result, CBI required that schools could only have old questions for like a year or something and then they had to get rid of them. IIRC the rule wasn't quite that strict, but yes, officially you were required to destroy any packets you had once they were N years old, with N being a so...
by matthewspatrick
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Feedback about Feedback
Replies: 7
Views: 4188

Re: Feedback about Feedback

If anyone has tried this, I'd be curious about results, and if they haven't, I'd be curious as to any potential downsides. Question security, for one thing. If the form really does come from someone who should be allowed to see details about question content and is similarly limited in who can see ...
by matthewspatrick
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charter School of Wilmington Invitational Tournament (12/1/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 2051

Re: Charter School of Wilmington Invitational Tournament (12/1/18)

Was the tournament held as planned? Curious to see who attended, who won, what the stats were, etc.
by matthewspatrick
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 3881

Re: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch

This sort of makes me wonder: what are you and your teammates eating/drinking for lunch? Also: if you are playing well before the break, chances are decent that you are facing relatively stronger opponents after the break than before. Thus to some degree, a drop-off in afternoon performance probably...
by matthewspatrick
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

What I focus on in reading is establishing a flow - keeping moving from tossups to bonuses without having to shuffle a ton of papers, etc.. That, and eliminating "down time" goes a long way to making a game move quickly. If you have to move papers around or have to uncover your scoresheet, it gives...
by matthewspatrick
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

I tell my moderators to always first glance at the answerline, because: 1) If someone buzzes early and gives the answer, you don't have to scan for a second or two to find if they're right and break the flow, and 2) You can use that knowledge in the back of your mind to help you phrase the sentence...
by matthewspatrick
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 7481

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Both hosts and NAQT need to step up and prevent this kind of stuff and I agree that a narrow list of criteria involving just PACE and HSNCT stats may miss certain players. What, exactly, would you expect NAQT to do to "step up and prevent this kind of stuff"? Beyond a pointed reminder to hosts that...
by matthewspatrick
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 7481

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

NAQT implementing its own eligibility restrictions would be good, but in the absence of those hosts need to step in. Given that NAQT does not run any collegiate novice events at present, and does not use collegiate novice tournament performance for ICT entry tiers, I'd argue that they should more o...
by matthewspatrick
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 21076

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

SirMrGuy wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:49 am
(alternatively, for ARJUN, Appreciable Ranking Justifies my Unintelligent Negs)
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by matthewspatrick
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 21076

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

We need someone to come up with a clever backronym so we can talk about GROGER ranks.
by matthewspatrick
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 4972

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

Cheynem wrote:Are we not counting the Mets as a New York team (good move, if questionable)?
Unintentionally left out the Mets, but now I wish I had done it purposefully as a joke. I guess I got tunnel vision on historical collisions which got resolved when one of the teams moved or folded.
by matthewspatrick
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 4972

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

Since 2013 this NBA team has been coached by a former head coach of the Australian menʹs national team. Brett Brown coaches this team, which lost an NBA‐record 28 consecutive games in 2015. “The (*) Process” resulted in Ben Simmons playing on—for 10 points—what Pennsylvania‐based team? answer: Phil...
by matthewspatrick
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 10
Views: 7749

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

CometsCoach wrote:That question is: what are NAQT (and for that matter, all quiz bowl organizations) doing to ensure that the people they bring aboard to staff their events are properly vetted to work with students?
Out of curiosity, what is the IQBL doing?
by matthewspatrick
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: International Expansion of Quizbowl
Replies: 17
Views: 5698

Re: International Expansion of Quizbowl

Intriguing! Some notes: Qatar, Bahrain, & UAE: As all these countries are smaller in relation to the other countries on my list, instead of a national tournament for each, I propose a larger tournament encompassing all three countries with similar regional intermediary tournaments. In 2017 Bahrain a...
by matthewspatrick
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 59529

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

Would it be possible to release the formal grievance and Matt’s response to the public? With respect, this is simply not a reasonable request to make. Companies generally have to be very circumspect in the public release of documents related to personnel matters. This is not like deciding whether o...
by matthewspatrick
Thu May 17, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My Health
Replies: 11
Views: 5999

Re: My Health

David,

Best wishes to you and your family as you go through your treatment, and I hope that the treatment will have its desired effect. You are a pillar of our community, a terrific teacher, and more important than any of those a truly good person.

Patrick
by matthewspatrick
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Accommodating for player needs
Replies: 12
Views: 5932

Re: Accommodating for player needs

I've seen Orthodox Jews simply say "buzz" instead of pressing a buzzer. It's then up to the moderator to figure out if the verbal "buzz" came before or after another player rang in with a buzzer. NAQT rules explicitly allow a player to "signal in an appropriate manner" if they cannot use a buzzer (...
by matthewspatrick
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]
Replies: 10
Views: 5465

Re: QuBIT IV (2/24/18) Lincroft, NJ [FACTS]

Following the edits, can we say that the subsequent mirrors will be playing...alternative FACTS?

:party:
by matthewspatrick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 15164

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

Borel hierarchy wrote:i demand all ict editors and writers just admit the jig is up already and that ur gonna make all of the science biased towards the russia
"Quiz bowl community is dumbfounded by the sudden spike in Trofim Lysenko questions."
by matthewspatrick
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship
Replies: 37
Views: 15164

Re: 2018 HSNCT sponsorship

I would have called NAQT a pretty good corporate citizen until this news broke. So in other words, up until now, you trusted the NAQT crew to generally do the right thing. In the absence of any evidence that these people you've known for years have done anything wrong yet, maybe that would merit a ...
by matthewspatrick
Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 22141

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: May 26-27, Atlanta

Aside from a presumption that teams from the Pacific and possibly Mountain time zones would just as soon not play the morning session when their players may be zombie-like, I'm not sure we can make any broad assumptions as to which session the "top contenders" would prefer. There could be as many co...
by matthewspatrick
Thu Jul 09, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 41514

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

Everyone from a "blue" state who expected the only state to get an A to be Alabama, raise your hands...
by matthewspatrick
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Skill and Income
Replies: 18
Views: 7154

Re: Quiz Bowl Skill and Income

Interesting thought, and intuitively it "feels right" that income and quiz bowl success would be correlated, since income and almost all positive academic outcomes are generally correlated. Median income by ZIP code, however, is going to be problematic, for reasons already brought up: 1) The ZIP cod...