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by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3811

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

Sorry for the delayed response. Voters from Five regions turned in ballots (Upper Midwest, Lower Midwest, Southeast, Northeast, UK). I will post the top five vote-getters for regional "Best overall" and the top from each of the categories that votes were cast. Thanks everyone for voting. Top 5 Upper...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 24467

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Oklahoma is almost definitely sending a team this year. Just awaiting definite confirmation from Caleb to be able to travel.

The roster will be:

Casey Stafford- Bridge Creek (12)
Yannick Davidson- Norman North (12)
Zac Bennett- Norman North (12)
Will Penney- Coalgate (9)
by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 22697

Re: Player Poll 2019

I'm not as active anymore, but I do get to see teams from my part of the world a bit. I'm going to shill for Finn Bender to be on whichever set of rankings includes Myth and NAQT stuff, because he's really good at those things. He didn't get to play much this year, but he did lead Oklahoma to some d...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3811

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

This seems like a difficult exercise since there's like a hs level trashtournament a year and maybe a total of 50 tus in the regular season This is fair. At the same time, I feel like there are a lot of people that play all the miscellaneous trash tournaments and side events that don't get talked a...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3811

Re: 2019 Trash Player Poll

I'll talk about a few people in my region that really stand out. Finn Bender is really, really good at games, trash lit, internet stuff and can pull a little bit of everything else. Finn is probably the best player in this region across the trash distro. He is usually near the top of the field in sc...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2019 Trash Player Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 3811

2019 Trash Player Poll

It's been awhile since I've seen anyone post a trash player poll, so I decided it would be a fun exercise for me to run. A google form for the poll can be found here: https://forms.gle/2zdBfr3Di5hcMFPS6 Since trash tournaments are usually open and more regional than national, the form only asks for ...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: WUSTL NASAT Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

Re: DATE POLL: WUSTL NASAT Mirror

SUPER ACRONYM (if it's available) or JCD II for Sunday if you do a full trash tournament. I've already played ACRONYM, as will a lot of others by that time. I'm also not opposed to just turning it into a side event Sunday.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 4585

Re: Old time bonus formats

Y'all will probably hate this, but at early Delta Burkes (from 1998 till about 2007, I figure) I would have exactly one bonus in the tournament, usually coming in Round 7 or after, which had four five-point parts, and which asked the team captain to designate a player to answer one part based on an...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ Oklahoma (3/10/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ Oklahoma (3/10/18)

There are 12 teams registered for this. They know who they are.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ Oklahoma (3/10/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

ACRONYM 11 @ Oklahoma (3/10/18)

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting a Mirror of ACRONYM 11 at the University of Oklahoma on March 10, 2018. Like last year, this tournament will act as a fundraiser to help send an Oklahoma middle or high school team to one of the National Tournaments in May/June. Cost $20 per player Dis...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 16641

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

ErikC wrote:Will it be phat?

Will there be independent music?
I don't know about phat, but I almost guarantee Erik writes something fetch (I know that's a reference circa 2004, but I haven't gotten to use it in a while).

I also expect nothing less than a 1/0 or 0/1 "wazzup" distro.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5325

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

Charbroil wrote:I'm pleased to announce that we will be mirroring Mike Bentley's Eyes That Do Not See IX visual arts tournament after the end of EFT.
Sad I'm not staffing EFT so I could play this.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 15533

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

Going only by what I was told in writing when the last OK contract was awarded, the company that won was an OK firm who bid less than half of what QG and I both bid separately (as this was awarded before our merger). It is a firm I'd never heard of, before or since, neither in 16 years in the writi...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 15533

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

Oklahoma : C (no change) Not much has changed here, but there's a lot of bureaucracy for teams to navigate. One of the OK state associations seems far more interested in devising online tests instead of updating the game to meet pyramidal standards, but also doesn't seem inherently hostile to the p...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 14780

Re: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017

Tibetan literature wrote:The packet written by Tracey and me is coming in tonight.
Just sent this in. Fred, can you confirm that you received it?
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma

This tournament happened. Covfefe By The Ocean (Dustin Austin, Finn Bender, Tyler Bowen, Tracey Hickman) defeated Kansas State (Zach and Kelly Arnberger) in the final of a single elimination bracket 395-215. Fun was had by all! The top six individual scorers from the morning portion were Zach Arnber...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma

The field for this tournament is officially closed at 9 teams. Everyone who registered should have received an email from me by now!
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma

This is a little over two weeks away, so I thought I would give a field update (as if you all can't see it above).

We currently have six teams registered and four free agents. If you are interested in playing this, please let me know.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Jun 03, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 14780

Re: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017

Finn Bender and I are about 50% finished with a packet for this.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu May 18, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 31469

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Sorry to necro a thread for a tournament that's long-since been done, and I recognize that what I'm about to say isn't directly relevant to this tournament, but I had a question about ACF Nationals 2016 and I couldn't post in the old thread (since it's now locked). Looking over Virginia's performan...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue May 16, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X in Oklahoma
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

ACRONYM X in Oklahoma

Hello everyone! I will be hosting a mirror of ACRONYM in Oklahoma as a fundraiser for local teams. The Information is as follows: What: First Annual Oklahoma Open Pop Culture Saturnalia (OOPS) When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 Where: University of Central Oklahoma Why: All proceeds from this tournament ...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16191

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

I plan to play this. I'll mostly contribute newer stuff and some 90s West Coast.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 20208

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

I've finished a packet for this. I may would be interested in writing another half-packet with someone since there is still plenty of time before these will be read.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 20208

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

I'll definitely write a packet for this. Expect some cool (and a lot of) football and basketball, and probably not so cool everything else.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 7518

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

I just found out that my normal team will be without Peter and Finn since they are studying abroad this summer. This creates a major void in television, trash lit (mostly comics), and video games. If you can fill that void and want to play this tournament, feel free to shoot me a message.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at the University of Oklahoma (02-18-17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

Re: ACF Regionals at the University of Oklahoma (02-18-17)

This tournament happened, with an extremely small field. Oklahoma B went undefeated to win the tournament outright.

Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ats/final/
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44437

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

why are host teams not required to play in order to qualify a team? SCT is difficult enough to staff properly under the current system. Forcing the A team from the host school into the field would make things much worse. Fair enough, but has NAQT ever had a discussion about making the automatic bid...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44437

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

Note that, as discussed upthread, Chicago possesses all of the logistical requirements to split teams across multiple sites, the devious leadership required to sign off on it, is still livid as a club about our quite good B team getting D-value bubbled last year so that an auto host-bid could go to...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at the University of Oklahoma (02-18-17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1617

ACF Regionals at the University of Oklahoma (02-18-17)

The University of Oklahoma Academic Team is excited to announce that we are hosting the Great Plains mirror of ACF Regionals on Saturday, February 18th, 2017. I, Tracey Hickman, will be directing the tournament with the help of OU's A-team. More information about the set and packet submission can be...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 13484

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

I would definitely play this on the IRC
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Play Quiz Bowl is Hiring Trash Writers
Replies: 3
Views: 2170

Re: Play Quiz Bowl is Hiring Trash Writers

I would be down for writing some sports and music for future events.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Mon May 23, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 11490

Re: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016

I may play this, depending on my work schedule.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu May 05, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Bringing Mercer Quizbowl Back
Replies: 5
Views: 4347

Re: Bringing Mercer Quizbowl Back

Josiah, The easiest ways for me to find people were the incoming freshmen contact list and teaming with a person that works for the school and sending out mass emails. Some students are looking to join clubs because they need it for their CV, and others might think quiz bowl is interesting. As for t...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Apr 30, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Map of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 21
Views: 11639

Re: Map of Quiz Bowl

The University of Tulsa and the University of Texas at Dallas both attended Regionals this past year.

EDIT: Tulsa also plays in a few tournaments each year.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 24412

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'll be attending the University of Oklahoma next year, pursuing an MA in Applied Linguistics. I plan on playing still, but plan to TD and staff tournaments more often than I have been able to recently.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 22104

Re: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion

EDIT: a quick hour's jaunt to the other side of Oklahoma City will give you the opportunity to see an ancient philosophy class doing the unthinkable . BTW, the Symposium listed on the syllabus, according to UCO student Tracey Hickman, is actually referring UCO's Liberal Arts Symposium, a conference...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 13034

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

I'm pretty shitty at high level quizbowl but I'd like to play this tournament. Hit me up if you're interested. I'll be looking for a team too if Caleb goes, since one of us will be the other's ride. I can contribute next to nothing, but you might be surprised by my "lit that no one reads except my ...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TTYL (Summer 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1666

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TTYL (Summer 2016)

This project has been put on hold for the time being.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 58435

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

I'll play this if I'm in Chicago that weekend, which is looking like a greater and greater possibility every day. If you're looking for someone that knows sports, rap/top-40 music, or some random trash lit and movies, I'm your guy.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ Oklahoma (March 19, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ Oklahoma (March 19, 2016)

So there were a lot of things that happened last minute out of Caleb's control, but this tournament ran as smooth as could be expected. We were originally supposed to have 12 people playing, and between Wednesday and today we lost four of them, plus he had a moderator call out this morning. On top o...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Mar 01, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TTYL (Summer 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1666

ANNOUNCEMENT: TTYL (Summer 2016)

I am pleased to announce that I am writing TTYL (Trash TraceY Likes), a vanity trash packet on stuff that I, Tracey Hickman, enjoy. The tournament is on pace to be playable by the summer of 2016. The set will consist of 8 packets of tossups and bonuses. I will be updating this post as I advance with...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ Oklahoma (March 19, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1730

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ Oklahoma (March 19, 2016)

I vote we play either Eyes or Christmas Present or both after this
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Feb 06, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Central SCT @ Central Oklahoma (02-06-2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 2898

Re: NAQT Central SCT @ Central Oklahoma (02-06-2016)

Thank you to everyone who attended or helped staff today's tournament. Our Division I Champion was the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Truman State won the undergraduate title. Oklahoma cleared the field to capture the Division II title. Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tou...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Central SCT @ Central Oklahoma (02-06-2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 2898

Re: NAQT Central SCT @ Central Oklahoma (02-06-2016)

Originally we were going to field two teams, an I just forgot to take off the "B"
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Central SCT @ Central Oklahoma (02-06-2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 2898

Re: NAQT Central SCT @ Central Oklahoma (02-06-2016)

I sent out a logistics email early this morning. If you did not receive it, please let me know!
by Picasso's Middle Name
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 10962

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

The bioinformatics bonus I submitted specifically tried to refer to protein BLAST so people didn't confuse it with nucleotide blast. Though the matrices mentioned in the edited question were clearly protein, I think anyone familiar with the field but not have the matrices memorized would have no id...
by Picasso's Middle Name
Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Central Oklahoma (January 30, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3336

Re: ACF Regionals @ Central Oklahoma (January 30, 2016)

Thanks to everyone that came out today! Oklahoma cleared the field by 3 games today, taking home all three championships!

Stats are posted here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ats/final/
by Picasso's Middle Name
Thu Jan 28, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Central Oklahoma (January 30, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3336

Re: ACF Regionals @ Central Oklahoma (January 30, 2016)

I sent out a logistics email yesterday. If you have yet to receive it, please let me know so we can figure out what went wrong.
by Picasso's Middle Name
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The West
Replies: 13
Views: 8614

Re: The West

I don't know of any teams in the Rocky Mountain part of the US that are active, aside from, maybe (big maybe), New Mexico State. Generally Texas and Louisiana schools form a "Texas Region" and schools like us from Oklahoma, along with Kansas schools join Missouri and Arkansas and form a "Lower Midwe...