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by Adelaide Glaciarium
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 7233

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

1. Derek So He's been much less active this year, but CRISPR babies aren't going to complain about themselves I guess. He is the top player on a team that was head and shoulders above everyone else in Canada this year. The only flaw in his game is his inability to use his height effectively - I'm to...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 3365

Re: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

The link Joe posted wrote:A lot of quizbowl players need haircuts
Oh no, not this again
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl in the North Country Wasteland
Replies: 1
Views: 2839

Re: Quiz Bowl in the North Country Wasteland

As someone who went to college in the quizbowl wasteland of upstate NY, there are still plenty of chances to play. I would encourage you to take your team to Canadian mirrors, since those will be close by. There is a great community up there, and almost every tournament has a Canadian mirror. Meanwh...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 4442

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

I had analysis, but timed out and don't feel like typing it again. Oh well. 1. Chrstine Irwin 2. Aaron dos Remedios 3. Henry Atkins 4. Adam Swift 5. Brendan McKendy 6. Ian Greig 7. Erik Christensen 8. Derek So 9. Aayush Rajasekaran 10. Paul Kasinski 11. Simone Valade 12. Rein Otsason 13. Andrew Yim ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Macvanity re-announced!
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Re: Macvanity re-announced!

Did you just announce a packet submission tournament less than a week before it's scheduled? Unless the date is a typo, this strikes me as rather unreasonable. This tournament was originally scheduled for June, but had to be postponed due to scheduling issues moving the dates of other tournaments. ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue May 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 10535

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

1. Derek So - This was very difficult to figure out, but in the end I determined that it was indeed Derek who played two tournaments in Canada this year, not his evil twin Osker Ed. 2. Rein Otsason - That science specialty is rather valuable, and he has enough generalism to be the top scorer for Tor...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 10535

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

No one has done a community poll ballot yet, so here's one to get the ball rolling. 1. Joe Su - He is the only person I can think of whose contributions to the circuit would be difficult to replace. He staffs everything everywhere if he has no intent of playing it, he whips McGill and Carleton's clu...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 25851

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Here is a spreadsheet containing the PATH and category-by-category PATH for CMST. Not sure how exactly to interpret the ratio, though. I don't really understand how you generated these numbers, Adam. I just ran some calculations myself, and what we're doing doesn't seem to line up at all. Let me ex...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 25851

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

The other is to generate some measure of category overlap, to counteract PATH's biggest problem, which is that it treats shadow effect as category-neutral. Of course, we don't have Ophir Stats for either national tournament. But we could perhaps base this on the Regionals or CMST stats (as some peo...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 8897

Re: The end of the match

So that's three Jacky Li level threads in a period of just over 2 months by Charlie. Is it time we talked about NYC quizbowl's poor internet presence?
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 12650

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

What time slot are you expecting to have this at HSNCT?
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 7009

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

After Saturday's tournament, a group of us will be going to the Toronto Rush vs Montreal Royal game at Varsity Stadium, which is a short walk from the building this tournament is being held in. If you are interested in seeing a pro ultimate game, this will likely be a good one with playoff seeding a...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue May 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10501

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

Results Academic 9 ballots - Dennis Beeby, Aaron dos Remedios, Ted Gan, Shervin Ghiami, Paul Kasinski, Zhenglin Liu, Chris Sims, Joe Su, Adam Swift 1. Derek So (225 pts; unanimous #1) 2. Rein Otsason (210 pts; Highest: #2, Lowest: #4) 3. Aayush Rajasekaran (204 pts; Highest: #2, Lowest: #5) 4. Ian ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sun May 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10501

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

One more day to get your ballots in! Here are my picks: Top 25 Academic Players 1. Derek So - duh 2. Dennis Beeby - Put up very impressive numbers in the tournaments he has played, and kept his negs low. 3. Rein Otsason - If there was a neg prize poll Rein would win. Would still be top 10 even if he...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Wed May 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10501

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

By popular demand, the voting deadline has been moved to May 22 so people can celebrate Victoria Day by ranking quizbowlers.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Thu May 04, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10501

Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

After last year's wildly successful run, the Canadian player poll is back! Eligible players: Any player who has been involved in at least 2 quiz bowl tournaments in Canada since June 1, 2016 is eligible to be voted for. Other than that, there are no requirements, so you can vote for open players, un...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

Re: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion

The bonus part on "heptapods" mentioned it being derived from Latin, though the word is actually derived from Greek.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 40194

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Really?!?! A recent survey by Ike Analytics found that 69% of QBers find JL and Max to be the second-best shipping. I've commissioned Andrew Wang to start working on the dojinshi! See ya later! Also, the fact that you think (JL and Max are shipped => JL=Max) implies some uh, rather worrying things ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 18188

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

But dang, you'd sure like to think that even far-flung SCT sites could find readers who could hit 20 in 24 minutes; As someone near the far-flung SCT site of Upstate NY who has consistently hit at least 20 in normal length SCT rounds (at other sites), I might be able to shed some light on why some ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic
Replies: 12
Views: 1989

Re: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic

The tossup on the Islamic call to prayer featured a clue mentioning the addition of a phrase by Shia Muslims concerning Ali. That phrase is specifically added to the call to prayer as part of the Shahada, so an anti-prompt on "Shahada" would have been nice. The tossup on sausage, which I assume was ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3529

Re: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)

p-vs-vp wrote:I don't want to be a pendent (though I'm sure you understand the impulse), but how will seeding be done for this tournament?
A team shotgun race will be held before the tournament to determine seeding. It's definitely a better thing to base seeding on than silly stuff like PPB.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 57333

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

We have a change in our roster. Since Christine Irwin and Adam Swift have moved onto Arlo Lyle's team, our team has picked up Ian Greig as a fourth. I haven't gotten any emails about the 20th team; if Arlo, Christine, and Adam (and possibly others) are planning to team up, can you have one of them ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MacVanity III: The Return of Jeff Goldblum
Replies: 14
Views: 6823

Re: MacVanity III: The Return of Jeff Goldblum

5 packets from Imaginary Landscapes 3 were played following the conclusion of the main event. Jay Misuk overcame a bad case of negs to win. Scores were:

Jay: 120
Aaron: 115
Erik: 60
Rein: 50
Christine: 20
Anubhav: 20
Peter: -10
Luca: -25
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 6744

Re: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)

Sigurd wrote: American teams may be interested to note that these fees are in CAD.
This is the real reason I keep coming to Canada.

I'll be playing this, of course.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Some comments: -I second Dennis's comment on the use of years as answerlines for sports questions. -Similarly, the "2007 Fiesta Bowl" tossup probably should have accepted the names of the teams in place of the year up to a certain point, since Boise State and Oklahoma have only played each other in ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (28/02/2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 9797

Re: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (27/02/2016)

Assuming the Canadian mirror hasn't moved to Maryland, I would like to register a team.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MacVanity @ McMaster - Nov. 22nd, 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4290

Re: MacVanity @ McMaster - Nov. 22nd, 2015

I'll be making the trip up to Canada for this (and Missouri Open the day before) and will be submitting a pack.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)
Replies: 36
Views: 15943

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)

In case vague verbal registrations don't count, I'm showing up to this (Team TBD).

Side events:
1. SHEIKH
2. VICO
3. Tricon
4. Modern

Also, the VCU site (and possibly others) are doing bonus bouncebacks. Will there be plans to do that here?
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 16985

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

Here is my pack
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 16985

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

minusfive wrote:if anyone wants to contribute a pack from the States
I will assume this was primarily aimed at me, and will have a pack for this.
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 6682

Re: Specific question discussion

From Packet 11: 14. A small mean squared error can be obtained by focusing on rules that are functions of one of these things, according to the Blackwell-Rao theorem. A complete, sufficient one of these things is independent of an ancillary one according to Basu’s theorem. The factorization theorem...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 6682

Re: Specific question discussion

Could I see the tossup on "Nitrogen"? I felt it stayed in power for a surprisingly long time.

Also, I agree with Arjun that
p-vs-vp wrote:statistics is bae, and does not come up often enough
but I don't think that tossup played well. Could that be posted too?
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 10221

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

RIT will be sending a team (of me)
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 35210

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

For 10 points each, name some subreddits: [10] The title character cannot into space in this subreddit of user created images with country flags as round objects. Notably, America wears sunglasses, Nazi Germany is a rectangle, and Israel is a cube. ANSWER: Polandball I would like to point out that ...
by Adelaide Glaciarium
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 9704

Re: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015

I am looking for teammates for this.