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by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter at Rutgers (11/7/2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 314

2020 ACF Winter at Rutgers (11/7/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Upper Mid-Atlantic site of 2020 ACF Winter will be held at Rutgers, New Brunswick on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 AM and gameplay will begin at 9 AM. I, Emmett Laurie, will be...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (10/3/20)
Replies: 18
Views: 4157

Re: IKEA Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (10/3/20)

I'm sorry if any of this gets any facts about the tournament wrong. But: this tournament seemed to me a pretty good reason to make sure hosts of tournaments are schools, not individuals. Having a group of people you can guarantee will staff the tournament seems like it can go a long way toward avoid...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (10/3/20)
Replies: 18
Views: 4157

Re: IKEA Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (10/3/20)

Any chance we could get a field update?

Thanks!
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5275

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

We are fully Pyramidal. We have an excellent team of editors and writers; the samples will be coming very soon, and I will post a link to them when they do; I would encourage lots of suggestions. They did not want to reveal themselves, not because they lack confidence in their work, but primarily s...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 35531

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I’m all for discouraging cheating, but writing a few bad questions to catch potential cheaters seems unproductive. Actually, this has worked in the past (although inadvertently). A question clued an artist who doesn't exist except as metadata on an obscure image on wikipedia, and a middle schooler ...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 35531

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I’m all for discouraging cheating, but writing a few bad questions to catch potential cheaters seems unproductive. Screen tracking is also probably not worthwhile; I can’t speak for others but I can’t imagine I’m the only person that does other things during tournaments, not to mention google things...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CamO 2020 available for mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 1714

Re: CamO 2020 available for mirrors

I'm chiming in to express interest in an online mirror of this set. I'm especially interested in hearing tossups and bonuses. Depending upon what readers are available, I would love to play another two-day tournament like TO online. Maybe something in mid- or late-May can be arranged? I second this
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

I staffed, and didn't play, so maybe others have different thoughts, but I thought a 2 day tournament with bonuses was enjoyable and given the relative lack of things to do nowadays a nice time

EDIT: I should be clear TO Online is what I'm referring to
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)
Replies: 21
Views: 8156

Re: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)

I'll be doing a fifth year at Rutgers, so I'll be around for a bit longer it appears
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [CANCELED] New Jersey State Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: New Jersey State Championships

Rutgers has closed for the semester. As such, the state championship is now canceled.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Degen Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 1409

Re: Degen Packet

this is great
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [CANCELED] New Jersey State Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: New Jersey State Championships

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation. I am not entirely sure what is going to happen. The school has closed most things until ~April 15. We'll keep y'all posted.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [CANCELED] New Jersey State Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 983

Re: New Jersey State Championships

This post is reserved for field updates.

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [CANCELED] New Jersey State Championships
Replies: 3
Views: 983

[CANCELED] New Jersey State Championships

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be hosting the New Jersey State Championships on May 2, 2020. It will be run on NAQT SCT-20DII. I, Emmett Laurie, will be serving as Tournament Director. Any questions you have can be addressed to me in forums PMs or at [email protected].com Field Size: ...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 11858

Re: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Is there going to be a state championship this year? April 18 at Rutgers has been on the calendar here and at NAQT.com since early in the year, but that's ACF Nationals weekend, so I don't know how likely that is. Hey Jon, Sorry about the delay with announcing states. It is going to be moved to May...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4364

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

My memory of playing in high school (mostly in NYC+New Jersey and Boston-area events) is that being given five seconds to answer tossups was typical, even on IS-sets. I played at this time in this region (and host tournaments there now) and this is also my experience. Also, with respect to the "thr...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FRENCH II
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: FRENCH II

Coincidentally, I was thinking about this set earlier today. Im very excited for this Im glad to hear its happening!
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7256

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I don't have much to say—I did stats all day and haven't read through a ton of the set yet—but a few questions I remember thinking were very cool (of the maybe two packets I saw or internalized at all): the makeup/drag bonus, the India fashion TU, and the Chicago Tribune TU all had very cool clues.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)

Congratulations to Columbia A (Will Alston, Rafael Krichevsky, Harrison Whittaker, and Noah Chen) for clearing the field, going 11-0, and taking the overall title. Maryland and Columbia B tied for second place, the trophy for which went to Columbia B. Princeton A took the second game of an advantage...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)

This post is reserved for field updates (which can also be found in the link above): School (teams/buzzers/staffer): Columbia (3/3/0) Cornell (1/1/1) Delaware (1/2/0) JHU (1/3/0) Maryland (1/1/1) Millersville (1/4/0) NYU (2/2/0) Princeton (2/1/0) Penn (4/3/1) Rutgers (1/1/n/a) SHU (1/0/0) Total: 18/...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Upper Mid-Atlantic site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at Rutgers University on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament will take place at Scott Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8:15 AM in a tbd room in Scott Hall and gameplay beginning at 9 AM. I, Emmet...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 4898

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

Before I say anything, I'll note my experience with packet submission has always been positive and I've always enjoyed it, even when it is a bit cumbersome at times. I also know nothing about the ACF Fall writing process besides what is public knowledge. That said, if there any reason the entire ACF...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

Thanks Will and the Columbia team for running this tournament! We had a great time. One thing I will say: I would generally not recommend having the field size be staffers * 2, which is what it seemed like yesterday, since it means all rooms run with one staffer. There were a handful of games yester...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

Staff is still a big need, so if you’re in the area and want to staff that’d be huge!
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

This tournament will be played at columbia. Everything else (the set, etc) will stay the same. Please keep this in mind when signing up. The thread above will be edited to reflect this.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm Alternatively, we can squat rooms at Columbia, which I'd be all in favor of. If the listed free agents, the NYU regulars, Columbia team, and at least one other open team come we would have a solid 9-round RR right there.
I'd be cool with this as well if it's more convenient for people.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Honestly, and I don't mean to be rude regarding what seems like a very large amount of logistical effort (I can sympathize), but there is very, very low chance I'd come play, even though I'm in NYC. CONVERSELY, there is a very, very high chance I'd play if this if it were an online mirror. Is there...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

This tournament will be a single day tournament, run on NASAT Packets 11-20. As there is currently only one team signed up, I'm going to make Wednesday night the deadline for determining whether or not this tournament runs, which will be contingent upon having enough interest. Therefore, if you're i...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Also, as an option, we can run packets 11-20 as a one day event to accommodate people who played the first ten at other sites like Jimenez.

EDIT: to be clear, this is what we will do automatically as long as like, one single person signed up has played packets 1-10. Seems dumb not to accommodate.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 4286

Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

I am pleased to announce that “Columbia” will be hosting a mirror of NASAT on August 17. DISCLAIMER Just like the NYC Open, this tournament will not be taking place in reserved rooms. We cannot reserve rooms in the summer, but the buildings and classrooms are open and air conditioned, and our intent...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 4506

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 Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 9412

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

I can only speak to the ~10% of the questions that I have any semblance of knowledge of, but this set was very hard, very real, and very fun. And, based on the reactions of others who played it/whom I read for, the other 90% is just as good. I’m very bad at this stuff and it’s not particularly inte...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11952

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

After a protest we (Shibeposting) defeated Dogeville East so we should be 9-2 and they should be 8-3.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11952

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

If anyone would last minute like to join Ophir, Sam, and I for the main event lmk asap!

EDIT: jk
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Nov. 9, 2019)

Kellenberg has claimed this date for LIFT. Oof, that's my fault for only checking the opening post of that thread. I'll talk to our club and figure out what to do. Thanks for bringing that to my attention! Nah that's on me; it's been updated now and I'll make sure it always it. Sorry about that!
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 11858

Re: NJ Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

East Brunswick HS will be hosting EB Pre Nats on April 18th, 2020. Obviously in the end, you are free to do what you want, but I'd say that scheduling a tournament the same day as NJ States seems unwise and bad for the circuit. I'd recommend hosting it one weekend earlier, when we have Open House. ...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11952

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Put me down as saying we should honor the hard work of those who provide the events for us by, yknow, playing them as written. Agreed. If it's too prohibitive to play MUSES I'd prefer another event (no idea which event I could be referring to) than a shortened version of MUSES. That way I can still...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 11015

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

ACF Nationals: NYU 160 - Stanford 145 NYU (finished t-38) going 10/0 with a 6 PPB (!!) to defeat Stanford (finished 12) is a pretty big one, though the weird circle of OSU, UVA, and Stanford all losing in semi-unpredictable ways still allowed Stanford to make top bracket so this didn't end up that ...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Replies: 1
Views: 3425

Re: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

Beginning next week (the week of June 24th) practices will be on Wednesday nights at 8 PM. Street parking is available and free at 8 on Seminary Place.

This week practice will be tomorrow, Monday, June 17th.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11952

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Perhaps this is because I'm not super interested in a ton of the side events, but is there a reason side events are prioritized over a full main event? (I don't remember the poll, so maybe it was a question on the poll?). I'd personally prefer not to abbreviate the main event, but obviously whateve...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 11952

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Perhaps this is because I'm not super interested in a ton of the side events, but is there a reason side events are prioritized over a full main event? (I don't remember the poll, so maybe it was a question on the poll?). I'd personally prefer not to abbreviate the main event, but obviously whatever...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10628

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

People should all change their votes to scattergories pls :/
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5925

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Cheynem wrote: Tue May 28, 2019 10:14 pm I'm happy to staff unless you have a surplus of staffers, and then will join a team that needs someone who knows nothing.
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10628

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Again, if you're part of an NYC-based institution (and I know there are a lot of you!), and you think you could potentially help provide rooms for this event, pleeeeease let me know. What about an NYC-adjacent institution? I know NYC proper would be preferable but surely a tournament in New Jersey ...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Replies: 1
Views: 3425

NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

This summer the Rutgers team will be hosting open summer practices at the Academic Building on Rutgers' College Avenue Campus (the address is 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). If you are interested in attending, fill out this poll so we can decide on the best time for everyone. These prac...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Thu May 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 30
Views: 11858

NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Hey everyone! It's that time of the year again, so, without further ado, announce your NJ-area tournaments here! For reasons you can find in last year's date claims thread, this thread will once again be for NJ postings only. That said, we will include NY/lower CT/upper DE/western PA announcements a...
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri May 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Rutgers A Nationals Submission
Replies: 1
Views: 3426

Re: Rutgers A Nationals Submission

Here is our packet (annotated to mention what was used and who wrote what)
by Votre Kickstarter Est Nul
Fri May 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Rutgers A Nationals Submission
Replies: 1
Views: 3426

Rutgers A Nationals Submission

I'm thinking of reading Rutgers' Nationals submission at 8 PM EST tonight, if there is enough interest (kinda late notice, i know). If not I'll postpone to allow people to plan. Let me know! (here or in the discord)