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by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sat May 21, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Syracuse University
Replies: 9
Views: 1647

Re: Syracuse University

I'm glad to hear that you managed to get a team going, I live in Albany and would be happy to give advice and/or help out with tournament planning or staffing, feel free to message me here or email me at [email protected].
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2021)
Replies: 51
Views: 21685

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2021)

I’m moving to Albany in the summer to start residency, would be happy to help out with stuff in the New York/New England area and maybe even Canada
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 8625

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals - Specific Question Discussion

Was there a reason why a TU on the Hall-Heroult process (2010 called, they want their TU back) needed to happen, could this have not just been a TU on aluminum
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: sports! 2021: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Re: sports! 2021: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set

Does "real football" refer here to Canadian football, or is it analogous to real tennis? "Real Football" refers to association football that will primarily clue material from World Cup competition, Continental championships and matches between teams in the top 5 European leagues...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 50969

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

If we are to treat cheating at online tournaments as an existential threat to the quizbowl community, it's really not acceptable to refer to it by a cutesy euphemism.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror @ ASU (10/26)
Replies: 4
Views: 4260

Re: EFT Mirror @ ASU (10/26)

Thanks to Bryan, Joe, and ASU for running an efficient and enjoyable EFT! The one thing that was not so enjoyable, however, was the fact that two teams left before the end of the tournament. This resulted in several teams only getting to play 7 meaningful games, since the 9 team schedule necessitate...
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Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall Global Announcement: November 2, 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 15381

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

ACF will not delay the discussion or public availability of ACF Fall questions after the weekend of November 2. High school sites are welcome to express interest in holding mirrors on other dates, but they do so at their own question security risk. Does this include possible mirrors after November ...
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Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 12
Views: 7092

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:35 pm I'd love to score -7.5 ppg at this
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue May 28, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 6764

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Noah, Jonathen, and Billy are all correct, this set was mostly a ton of fun to play (notwithstanding the logistical issues), with a lot of cool and interesting topics coming up, and only a few questions that made me really mad! Thanks to all the writers and especially the staffers who made this even...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Terrapin general discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1229

Re: 2019 Terrapin general discussion

I thought that the science in this set was excellent, both in terms of cluing and answer selection; and I also greatly appreciated the decision to not clue any named reactions in the chemistry- it can certainly be tempting to fill the early clues with cascades of them, and there are plenty that are ...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue May 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 54223

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

In the extra packet, the tossup on Armenians and Azeris seems to contain a misleading clue: One of these two groups committed the Khojaly (koh-JAH-lee) massacre against civilians of the other side, and shelled that sides newly created capital of Stepanakert. This clue seems to suggest that the same ...
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Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 13012

Re: The end of the match

Considering the far more substantive concerns with the game that were laid out in this thread, this seems very much not a hill worth dying on.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 18469

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I’m headed to the University of Arizona for an MS in medical physics. I may try and see if I can revive the team there, and I’d be happy to staff whatever high school stuff exists there, time permitting.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 10289

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

Thanks to everyone who came out - I hope you had an enjoyable experience. Stats are here. We lost record of one prelim game due to Neg5 being Neg5. I apologize for that. MIT beat Yale A 320-315 in a thrilling one-game advantaged final. "Neg5 being Neg5" isn't an adequate explanation. If t...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 18670

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Researchers in 2007 observed the effect of sudden changes in this variable in the upregulation of alpha crystallins, or sHSPs, in the eggs of zebrafish. Saccharomyces mutants sensitive to this variable were used by Hartwell to figure out the role of cyclins in cell division. This variable is observ...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 17156

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

) A law allowing members of one of these ethnic groups to be killed on sight by the other was repealed in September 2017. A lexicon including phrases such as “fuck you” and “if Christ and Mary give me a whale, I will give you the tail” was compiled for a pidgin formed between these two ethnic group...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practice at UMD
Replies: 13
Views: 5579

Re: Summer Practice at UMD

SpanishSpy wrote:Will there be a practice tomorrow?
We will not be holding practice tonight.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 20450

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

This was my first Chicago Open, and I agree with Will and Mike that it was an enjoyable experience, despite being extremely difficult, and indeed oppressively so at times. I agree with Jerry that the science was very good and seemed to have a good balance of tossups on easier answerlines (thinking o...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 13658

Re: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals

Sit Room Guy wrote:I'll probably read this on skype one more time for people who missed the two previous readings. Then I'll clear the set. Is there interest and what time would work for people?
Any night this week except Wednesday works for me
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)
Replies: 35
Views: 16413

Re: Cambridge Open mirror in NYC (07/01/2017)

Edward Lansdale wrote:As possibly the only American quizbowler with some knowledge of cricket
fake news
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Fri May 26, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta
Replies: 23
Views: 11288

Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

I didn't know mcmurdo station was so important to warrant coming up 3 times in 30 questions!!
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 6328

Re: 2017 Division I ICT: specific question discussion

Now that I look at it I probably should have been able to figure this out, but the third part of the stat mech bonus in round 2 might be clearer if you explicitly state that you want an answer in terms of Z and N. This is a minor complaint; I thought the science in general was very good, so thanks t...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic
Replies: 12
Views: 2563

Re: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic

I negged the tossup on Alberta with "Athabasca oil sands"; this is entirely my fault since I buzzed after "this governmental entity" was read, but all the clues before that refer to "this region," which seems unnecessarily coy for describing an administrative division t...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Nov 22, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 12024

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Can you post the bacillus/anthrax/protein folding bonus? This genus’s amyloliquefaciens species produces the enzyme barnase, which is known for its extremely tight binding with its inhibitor barstar. For 10 points each: [10] Name this genus of Gram-positive, rod-shaped bacteria. Its subtilis specie...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6141

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

I really enjoyed playing this set - thank you very much to everyone who produced it. Extra thanks to whoever was responsible for the (albeit small amount of) linguistics content. The answer lines were well-chosen and well-clued - the tossup on "D" made me especially happy given I had just...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Oct 31, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ McMaster (Nov. 26, 2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 6104

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ McMaster (Nov. 26, 2016)

everdiso wrote:Is this tournament open or closed?
Terrapin is a closed tournament.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 15538

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

The leadin to the potassium tossup in round 9 says that:
Glycyrizzhizic acid, which is found in licorice, increases the secretion of this ion.
The correct name should be glycyrrhizic or glycyrrhizinic acid, and some research also seems to indicate that the opposite is true.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 17177

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

Yesssssss
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 12271

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on tangrams? This was not powered by anyone at any site, and I'd be very surprised if anyone buzzed before the clue which listed all the shapes; I certainly remember having no idea what was happening until then. I (and probably most people playing this question) have never hea...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sat Sep 03, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 14142

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

I'd definitely like to take a crack at CO should I be able to make it and I don't see why I wouldn't be able to at this point. I "know" science (not cs though) and Judaism, and not a whole lot else at this difficulty. Let me know if you're interested in my mediocre offerings.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"
Replies: 7
Views: 7572

Re: Hypothetical eligibility question: "Super-Seniors"

From NAQT's HS eligibility page ( http://www.naqt.com/hs/high-school-eligibility.html ): E. Affiliation Students may only compete at high school tournaments for schools with which they have an affiliation. A player automatically establishes an affiliation with a school for a given competition year ...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 65072

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:
2016 HSNCT round 2 wrote:A dialect of English specific to this city uses the multipurpose noun "jawn."
This clue is incredible, it made my day when I heard it
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sat May 07, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

Re: Player Poll 2016: Don't Vote for Jerry Kramer

Adventure Temple Trail wrote:
Bubalus Period wrote:
Our Lady Peace wrote:Honestly, if at this point you're not convinced, I don't know what to say. Jordan Brownstein is good at quizbowl and deserves a spot in your top 25.
I'll keep that in mind when I'm filling out my last few spots
eh, only if he starts learning science
How I wish he would...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ICT: "Comment on my questions" thread
Replies: 17
Views: 5739

Re: "Comment on my questions" thread

I wrote some stuff. I have no responsibility for how my DI questions were downconverted to DII. For DI I wrote the following 45 stuffs. In order of appearance: space and time (philosophy), Euthyphro/aporia/Stephanus pagination, Legal Tender cases/Chase/Coxey, Malawi/corn/escarpments, Benedict/cultu...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Errata
Replies: 8
Views: 2877

Re: Errata

The bonus part on GABA refers to it as an excitatory neurotransmitter, which was quite confusing, and as far as I can find this is only true in the developing brain; in the mature brain and elsewhere in the central nervous system, GABA is inhibitory.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1725

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Name some things about March Madness 2015, for 10 points each: [10] This team topped Wisconsin in the National Championship Game to win March Madness 2015. Led by Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow, this school’s victory gave Coach Mike Krzyzewski [shu-shev-ski] his 5th championship. ANSWER: Duke Blue ...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 - Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 3952

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 2 - Global Announcement

Did anyone proofread this?!?!
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divisions
Replies: 16
Views: 7379

Re: NHBB Opening Announcement for 2015-16 Varsity & JV Divis

Yawar Fiesta wrote:The National History Bee and Bowl is pleased to announce the 3rd annual International History Olympiad will be held on June 21-25, 2017 at Olympus Mons University.
NHBB is on Mars now??!?!?
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 12544

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

Consumption of this substance can lead to a flushing of the skin common in Asian populations. For 10 points each: [10] Name this two-carbon compound which serves as a nervous system depressant. It can be produced via the fermentation of sugars by yeast. ANSWER: ethanol [or ethyl alcohol] [10] Alcoh...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 12544

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

If I recall correctly, the tossup on 2 pi mentioned something along the lines of "the reciprocal of this number appears in Cauchy's integral formula", which made me somewhat hesitant to buzz because 1/(2 pi times i) is what appears in front of the integral.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 18373

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

Let's talk about side events. I think it's assume that there is demand for Eyes and Will Alston's RMP/SS event. Here I am soliciting input regarding timing, format, and possible other events that people are interested in playing. Hey Naveed, any chance of COTTAGE Bowl running on Sunday? I can defin...
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Wed Dec 02, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

The grandmother is {wise, dead}. wrote:
Kalevipoeg wrote:The announcement for the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... f=8&t=1789.
This tournament was played on a 2005 CO set??!
I'm fairly certain when I wrote the announcement that the link was correct, but it's been changed now. Thanks for catching that!
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Maryland A defeated Gettysburg in a one-game final to win the tournament. Thanks to all the teams that attended! Final stats are here.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Nov 22, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Prelim stats are now available. Please let me know if there are any corrections.
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

This tournament is still taking place, so email me if you would like to participate, we would love to have more teams!
by $5 Bits of Broken Chair Trophy
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4255

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (November 22, 2015)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)
Gettysburg (1/0/0)
American (2/0/0)
Delaware (1/3/0)
VCU (2/6/1)
Total: (6/9/1)