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by 1.82
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

The ACF Fall announcement has been posted and ACF's list of regions has not been changed, which is to say that the concerns that I presented have not been addressed in any way. Given that the list of regions was linked in the tournament announcement, this leaves two possibilities: 1) ACF's list of r...
by 1.82
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

I don't really know about that. 1) I think that if your circuit wants to have a "gentleman's agreement" rule and the Midwest wants to knock each others' brains out on easy questions, why do you care what they do? That might sound a little bit snarky, but I mean it as a genuine question. Is there an...
by 1.82
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 1723

Re: Changes to ACF Hosting Guidelines

I am not sure why Maryland is placed in the same region as New York and a different region from Virginia. By way of illustration, Maryland and Virginia attended the same site of ACF Regionals (either as a participant or host) in 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 (this tournament was, if memory serves, hoste...
by 1.82
Mon May 06, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Why is an open tournament being run on a novice-oriented set?
by 1.82
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 7788

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

I suppose I could amend the description to make it absolutely clear that the "Canadian" here refers to the circuit and not the country overall, but no one (to my knowledge) has ever actually interpreted the poll this way until you started posting--indeed, if you actually took the name literally and...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 7788

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

It's truly bizarre that anyone could take "Canada" to mean "the country of Canada" instead of its obvious plain meaning, "the area around Lake Ontario".
by 1.82
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 9523

Why don't we have 1/1 math?

When it comes to the standard quizbowl distribution, a lot of the reasoning behind why things are the way they are is because of tradition. The reason that 20/20 is the standard round length boils down to tradition, although it has turned out to work pretty well; I imagine that's the same reason we ...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14480

Re: ICT format and seeding discussion

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:44 am
Did the pre-nationals poll even happen this year?
I, uh, forgot to run it, which is on me, but none of you people bothered to remind me, which is on you!
by 1.82
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 14480

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Without touching questions of tone and whatnot (and also without discussing carrying over losses against non-common opponents, since that has been talked to death), it seems that the issue is that Division I ICT is a 36-team tournament where teams are limited to 13 games before finals, not counting ...
by 1.82
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 9892

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

As Charlie has so elegantly pointed out, not all of us are cool enough to live in New York and we live less fulfilling lives as a result. Maybe because I live in the provinces, personally I've found quizbowl very rewarding from a social standpoint; there's no aspect of my life that's worse off as a ...
by 1.82
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)
Replies: 17
Views: 4595

Re: Delta Burke at Purdue (3/2/19)

Aayush Rajasekaran has been playing collegiate quizbowl since 2011 . Jay Misuk has been playing collegiate quizbowl since 2006 , when a current college freshman would have been five years old. There's no adequate analogy to convey how pathetic it is that these people would travel any distance (let a...
by 1.82
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 5226

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

Cheynem wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:54 pm
I hope we don't get any more Luke Scott tossups.
Scott enjoys hunting and is a firearms enthusiast. He is a supporter of greater personal responsibility and smaller government.[21]
by 1.82
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 19
Views: 6837

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Should ICT recognize small colleges like NSC recognizes small high schools? Yes. (In my dream world, there is an SSNCT for college, an idea that no one will ever implement because it would be wildly unprofitable. In my slightly-less-insane dream world, there are a divisions of large and/or national...
by 1.82
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Re: Midseason poll 2018–19

Voting has concluded. The 11 voters were Geoffrey Chen, Nick Collins, Justin Hawkins, Ryan Humphrey, Moses Kitakule, Jack Mehr, Jakob Myers, Rudra Ranganathan, Graham Reid, Vishwa Shanmugam, and Kevin Wang. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to contribute. 1. University of Chicago (Chicago, ...
by 1.82
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Midseason poll 2018–19

It's time for the midseason installment of the most sacred rite in quizbowl, the collegiate poll. Please vote. Feel free to discuss, but do not post ballots directly in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at nch@um...
by 1.82
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 15734

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I enjoyed reading this set. Some typographical errors that it might be useful to correct (some substantive, some not): In Harvard/UCSD/Swarthmore A, Joe Tinker's name is misspelled "Tinkers" and the German name of the Ring cycle is given as Der Ring des Nibelungens when it should be Der Ring des Nib...
by 1.82
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 2803

Re: ACF Fall South Atlantic - Tusculum University, 11-03-2018

Obviously, the full announcement that was supposed to be posted at the beginning of September, nearly two months ago, has not been posted, and no information has been sent to teams that signed up for this site. More generally, Chuck Pearson has been totally incommunicado (although he has logged onto...
by 1.82
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 40302

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Will ACF disclose the other five sites that submitted bids? If ACF feels the need to keep this information secret from the public, what is the reasoning?
by 1.82
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 13865

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

I strongly agree with this; we had 8 fairly mismatched games and then weren't able to play UMD B, an experience we were looking forward to. In UMD's case, this meant that 5 of their 12 games were against high schools! (I am aware that at least one of the high school teams here was very good.) Again...
by 1.82
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 7480

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

Yeah nobody disputes that quizbowl prodigies shouldn't be playing novice tournaments, I just wanted to say "hey, by saying that it's the duty of a novice tournament TD to check team rosters for ineligible players, you are asking TDs to do a lot of work and because data is in so many different place...
by 1.82
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 7480

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

This is an important point made well. As I mentioned in a Facebook comment today, it's useful to think of eligibility rules not just as a punitive measure, but as a tool to help clubs understand which players are of an appropriate level of experience to be playing the set. The lack of clarity in thi...
by 1.82
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/13/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2150

Re: NAQT Novice @ UChicago (10/13/18)

This may sound really strange, but is there any sort of etiquette about which players a school sends to CNS? Purdue wants to send two teams, but the discussion we've been having has been bothering me. Basically, of the people who want to go, I'll split them into three categories, ranked based on wh...
by 1.82
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays
Replies: 4
Views: 2933

Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays

Consider that the Venn diagram of people who might participate in an online quizbowl tournament and people who might staff a local tournament has significant overlap. If an online playtesting tournament happens on the same day as a real tournament, it will almost certainly cut into the pool of staff...
by 1.82
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 13865

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

Current field (TEAMS/BUZZERS/STAFFERS): Sally Hemings (2/0/0) This pseudonym is grossly inappropriate; I can elaborate on the reasons if required, but its inappropriateness should be self-explanatory. I believe that this has been indicated in the past to the high school using this pseudonym. It is ...
by 1.82
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 9707

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I'd like some clarification with regard to the eligibility rules. Specifically: High schoolers may play, and can play on chimera teams with permission, but permission will only be granted if they are unable to play with their school team. Can the editors provide an example of an instance in which a ...
by 1.82
Tue Aug 21, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 22994

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

High school mirrors Beginning with ACF Fall 2018, ACF will allow high school teams to attend select mirrors of ACF Fall. Hosts interested in having high school teams attend their mirror should contact fall2018acf@gmail.com to apply for an exemption. If this exemption is granted, hosts will work wit...
by 1.82
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 40302

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019

I'll repost in this space what I said privately, since I think it's relevant here. I understand and respect the desire of ACF to finalize a date for Nationals as soon as possible in order to facilitate the placement of bids and the like. That said, it's still August and most universities aren't even...
by 1.82
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 13537

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

Voting has concluded. The 13 voters were Will Alston, Alston Boyd, Harris Bunker, Ryan Humphrey, Wonyoung Jang, Jack Lewis, Jack Mehr, Jakob Myers, Tejas Raje, Jacob Reed, Graham Reid, Ryan Rosenberg, Richard Yu. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to contribute. 1. Chicago Maroons (10), 322,...
by 1.82
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 13537

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

This is a reminder that you have five days to vote. Please send in your ballots (and also keep talking about roster changes as you see fit).
by 1.82
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Where does the Commonwealth go?
Replies: 17
Views: 6399

Re: Where does the Commonwealth go?

I think we have to consider history and literature separately here. There's a good reason to regard British literature as separate from European literature; because it's in our language, it's much more accessible to us than the literature of the European mainland, and is correspondingly much better ...
by 1.82
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 6347

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

I'm extremely curious as to what specific examples are being cited in the latter half of Naveed's post, because I can't actually think of any. I highly doubt the strength of Wayzata is even in the top ten reasons as to why Minnesota-area teams remaining fairly similar in strength from year to year....
by 1.82
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 6347

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

Have you tried asking the tournament head editor for exemption privately before? I have found that they are usually okay with it as long as it makes the field better. As Jon mentioned, there's no situation that I can think of where a private exemption to announced eligibility rules would be justifi...
by 1.82
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 13537

Preseason poll 2018–19

This is the announcement for the preseason poll for collegiate teams. Please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at nch@umd.edu by August 17. Last year's postseason top 25: 1. Yale Bulldogs: ...
by 1.82
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 9824

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

I made this inquiry in last year's set announcement, but presumably everyone at Harvard collectively missed it since no reply was made. This inquiry concerns information pertinent to potential mirror hosts as well as to teams that may be interested in playing the set, so I hope that it receives a re...
by 1.82
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 4248

Discussion forums for old sets

I'm not sure where the right place is to put this ("Rules and global announcements" would seem to be the most relevant board, but it's locked), but for roughly the last three years, discussion forums for old sets haven't been made public, even after the set is posted. Presumably this isn't an intent...
by 1.82
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 17714

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

kiwikoalabear wrote: > November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, NAQT (Novice Academic Quiz Tournament)
Please don't call your tournament this.
by 1.82
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Recognizing people in organizational roles
Replies: 4
Views: 3145

Recognizing people in organizational roles

There's a lot of labor that goes into making quizbowl possible, and in particular a lot of organizational work that has to take place. Because organizational skill doesn't have any particular correlation with quizbowl skill, great organizers tend to fly under the radar. I'd like to use this thread a...
by 1.82
Sat May 05, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 9198

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

FortOsageScholarBowl wrote:Any word on how this went???
A team of me, Isaac Hirsch, Dan Puma, Rahul Rao-Pothuraju, and Alex Sankaran went undefeated, including a victory in the last round after negging seven of the first ten tossups and being down by 230 points at the half. It was fun.
by 1.82
Thu May 03, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 7493

Re: Postseason poll

Voting has concluded. The 12 voters were Charles Hang, Andrew Hart, Justin Hawkins, Leo Law, John Marvin, Jakob Myers, Jacob Reed, Graham Reid, Alex Shaw, Kai Smith, Adam Sperber, and Chandler West. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to contribute. 1. Yale Bulldogs (11): 299, highest #1, low...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3388

Re: CMST: Errata

Packet 5: Though Erwin “Machine-Gun” Walker’s death sentence was commuted to life in prison by a member of this family, he approved the death sentences of female inmates Elizabeth Duncan and Caryl Chessman. Not only was Caryl Chessman a man, but in fact he changed his name from Carol because he was ...
by 1.82
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 7493

Postseason poll

Once again (this time for the last time this year), it's time for a poll. This is the announcement of the postseason poll for collegiate teams. Please do not post ballots in the thread. Do not vote for high school teams. You can vote for B teams. Ballots must contain 25 teams. E-mail them to me at n...
by 1.82
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4064

Re: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit

Some months ago, I made a map of schools playing It's Academic this year; schools that played a tournament on NAQT questions during the 2016–17 school year are starred. The revelation that stood out most was that almost no Prince George's County schools play It's Ac (which is very interesting), but ...
by 1.82
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 9518

Re: Midseason poll

The writeup has been posted: http://hsquizbowl.org/blog/2018-collegi ... s-preview/

Please PM me with any corrections or updates that I should make.
by 1.82
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 9518

Re: Midseason poll

Hey guys, people are interested in having a writeup of the poll results similar to this one . I'd like to do this, but first I'd like to have your input about each team. Since ICT is coming up, time is limited, so I'll be hosting a roundtable discussion tonight at 6:30 EDT where we go through each t...
by 1.82
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 4334

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

Thanks for posting this, Jonah. There's a wealth of interesting information here, including a delightful old-timey ACF logo. It'd be nice if ACF were to put together something like this, albeit probably not in foldable brochure form. Some things I found interesting here: • ACF Nationals is consisten...
by 1.82
Sat Mar 31, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 21995

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

More fundamentally, I think one of the best ways to address all these concerns is to get more students playing quizbowl and active in the quizbowl community at the high school level. We need quizbowlers who are good at PR, who can run tournaments well, who are willing to come out and read at local ...
by 1.82
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF should rename its "Division II" classification
Replies: 4
Views: 4145

ACF should rename its "Division II" classification

The term "Division II" has been in use in college quizbowl for a long time by NAQT, and it has had a specific meaning: Division II players are players who have never in a previous season qualified for or played at ICT. Because SCT and ICT are the only major tournaments with a divisional split, peopl...
by 1.82
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 6436

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

Based on some discussion yesterday, this was a sample schedule that was presented. The order of tournaments is not exact. Total 13 tournaments (2 nationals, 1 open, 5 regionals-level, 5 easier than regionals) Fall: Novice tournament early in the year, ACF Fall, another easier than regionals tourname...
by 1.82
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 9518

Re: Midseason poll

Voting has concluded. The 14 voters were Will Alston, Ryan Bilger, Weijia Cheng, Jason Golfinos, Alexander Harmata, Ryan Humphrey, Daoud Jackson, Bradley Kirksey, Jakob Myers, Graham Reid, Jonathen Settle, Conor Thompson, Chandler West, and Richard Yu. Thanks to each of them for taking the time to c...
by 1.82
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 9518

Re: Midseason poll

This is a reminder that votes are due in three days, so get them in quick so that they can be counted. I've received 13 votes so far and the results can only get more accurate with a larger sample. If for some reason you sent in a vote but haven't received a reply from me, let me know.