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by Noble Rot
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

We will be holding one further online mirror of Terrapin Open for the United Kingdom this weekend, after which the set will be cleared for public discussion and uploaded to the database.
by Noble Rot
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)

Due to new information that has come to light, team 8 "In Place of a Hermeneutics of Art, We Need a Joe Exotic" have retroactively forfeited their games, meaning that Team 9 "Bay Area Scholars" (Natan Holtzman, Bryce Hwang, Stephen Liu, and Aseem Keyal) are now the winner of the Terrapin Open discor...
by Noble Rot
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33075

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I don't want to move the topic away from the topic of how to prevent cheating, but just want to mention that if we are considering whether or not Eric acted on pure motives or not, we should consider that Eric also payed the full amount of all teams' mirror fees, allowing me to reimburse the people ...
by Noble Rot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33075

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

While the Zoom idea is cool and interesting, almost certainly the biggest problem with it is that unless someone was paying for Zoom (which is relatively cheap, but still requires a fee, unlike discord) then you would have serious limits on what you are able to do on the platform. You could maybe do...
by Noble Rot
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33075

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Please note the following post speaks only for myself, and is not the official point of view of the Terrapin Open team or anyone else involved in running/writing/editing TO. So, when we had the opening meeting of TO Online, I posted this message, and pinned it: This is important, so I'll be pinning ...
by Noble Rot
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)

After finishing the full round robin, team 8, In Place of a Hermeneutics of Art, We Need a Joe Exotic (Chris Ray, Eric Mukherjee, Clark Smith, and Andrew Lim) cleared the field. Edit: Full stats can now be found here . If you notice any mistakes, please email me at [email protected].com Thanks everyo...
by Noble Rot
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)

Stats for all the rounds played today (rounds 1-9) can be found here.
by Noble Rot
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Re: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)

We're expanding the field cap to 14 teams, and making Thursday the last day you can register a team.
by Noble Rot
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 2441

Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)

Thus is the announcement for the Discord mirror of Terrapin Open which will take place over Saturday, March 28th and Sunday March 29th, 2020 Logistics : We will be reading both tossups and bonuses - as such, we'll be splitting the tournament over two days.We will play between 7 and 10 rounds on Satu...
by Noble Rot
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll

Progcon wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:56 pm

Also, can we have a team-sign up sheet? I might have missed it if it's already been posted somewhere.
Edit: The announcement for the discord mirror is now up and can be found here.
by Noble Rot
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Re: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll

So it looks like the 28th was the winning date. The TO team have been discussing how best to run the mirror. Given the length entailed by a Nats- set, plus a discord mirror, would people still be interested in playing and staffing if we had to split the mirror over multiple days? (i.e. the first 7-9...
by Noble Rot
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED
Replies: 5
Views: 1496

Re: Terrapin Open @ Purdue (3/14/2020): CANCELED

To the teams and players who would still like to play Terrapin Open, I've set up a date poll to hold an online mirror that you can vote on here.
by Noble Rot
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open at Stanford (3/14)
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open at Stanford (3/14)

To the teams and players who would still like to play Terrapin Open, I've set up a date poll to hold an online mirror that you can vote on here.
by Noble Rot
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

So is there going to be an online mirror of this or no, because I'd like to play this set live but no weekend is particularly good. In light of the two physical mirrors of this set that have been cancelled, I hope that this set's editors organize or allow others to organize an online mirror. We wil...
by Noble Rot
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 913

Terrapin Open Online Mirror Poll

Due to the cancellations of on-site mirrors, we will be hosting an online mirror of Terrapin Open. Set details can be found here . I've set up a poll to determine the best day to hold the mirror - please select all days that you would be available to play or staff the online mirror. The poll ends ne...
by Noble Rot
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

I had a wonderful time scorekeeping and seeing everyone at the event! ^_^ By the way, Alex, my name is Miranda. Like the character in The Tempest, after whom I am named. Oof. Sorry for that - there's no excuse. On a slightly happier note, I re-uploaded stats after fixing a whole bunch of minor erro...
by Noble Rot
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

Thank you to all teams that came out and played TO today! Sheep Go to Heaven, GOATs Go to College Park (Jordan Brownstein, Matt Bollinger, Weijia Cheng, Chris Manners) cleared the field to claim victory. Full stats have been posted and can be found here . If you notice any mistakes, please don't hes...
by Noble Rot
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

Do you anticipate running any side events on Sunday? As of now I'm still trying to figure out the room situation for Sunday, but a few people have expressed interest in running ACRONYM, so if we can get rooms, that would probably happen. If we can get rooms I'd be happy to run additional side event...
by Noble Rot
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

We have added mirrors at Brown, Purdue, and Toronto. The announcement has been updated to reflect this, and links have been provided to all announcements that are currently up.

I apologize for the delay on the announcement of the midwestern site - it's entirely my fault.
by Noble Rot
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Re: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

As of now I'm still trying to figure out the room situation for Sunday, but a few people have expressed interest in running ACRONYM, so if we can get rooms, that would probably happen. If we can get rooms I'd be happy to run additional side events if there is interest.
by Noble Rot
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

Terrapin Open @ UMD (2/22/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will be hosting 2020 Terrapin Open on Saturday, February 22nd, 2019. Question Set: Terrapin Open is a Nats-minus level tournament being written by members of the Maryland Academic Quiz Team, as well as several outside writers and editors. More...
by Noble Rot
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

Edit: We have added a mirror at Stanford, and confirmed that the UMD site will host on February 22nd. An announcement for the latter will be up shortly.
by Noble Rot
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 43
Views: 10329

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

I’m posting an apology and explanation, prepared with other Terrapin Open contributors. We apologize for changing plans after we initially approved the mirror. We promise that in the future we will go through our internal process before making communications to prevent this problem from happening ag...
by Noble Rot
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Maryland (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 3164

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Maryland (11/02/2019)

Thank you to all teams that came out and played ACF Fall today! After a close finals game, Penn State A beat Virginia A to claim the overall and undergraduate titles, while Virginia A claimed second in both categories. Johns Hopkins A was the DII champion, with Penn State C claiming the DII runner-u...
by Noble Rot
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Maryland (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 3164

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at Maryland (11/02/2019)

Due to restrictions on staffing, we have decided to close registration.
by Noble Rot
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Thank you to all teams that came out and played! Maryland B claimed victory, beating Delaware in a disadvantaged final after having beaten Johns Hopkins in a tiebreaker to advance to the finals. We apologize to all teams involved in the slightly hectic end of the day, but full stats have been posted...
by Noble Rot
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Due to reaching our team cap, registration for this mirror has been closed and we can no longer accept any more teams
by Noble Rot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Please note the original post has had the field and that the registration deadline has changed to end of day Monday, September 30th.
by Noble Rot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

Re: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

Taper or die. Can you do any less? wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:49 pm
Noble Rot wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:29 pm
I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will mirror the 2019 iteration of Early Fall Tournament (EFT) on Saturday, November 2, 2019
That doesn't seem right...
Sorry, that has been fixed.
by Noble Rot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 4435

2019 EFT @ Maryland (10/5/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will mirror the 2019 iteration of Early Fall Tournament (EFT) on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. Question Set: EFT is a medium-difficulty tournament - more information can be found in the global announcement here. Registration: To register for UM...
by Noble Rot
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at Maryland (11/02/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 3164

2019 ACF Fall at Maryland (11/02/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the Upper Mid-Atlantic site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at the University of Maryland on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place in Jimenez Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8:30 and gameplay beginning at 9:00. I will serving as the tournament d...
by Noble Rot
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event
Replies: 9
Views: 5994

Re: Jimenez Ad Hoc Event

Sorry for the delay, full stats have been uploaded and can be found here.
by Noble Rot
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (CANCELLED) Terrapin 30 High School Mirror @ UMD (4/20/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Re: Terrapin 30 High School Mirror @ UMD (4/20/2019)

Field as of 4/2/2019

Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
Penn Manor: 1/4/0
by Noble Rot
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 26445

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

UMD's announcement for our high school mirror of Terrapin 30 can be found here.
by Noble Rot
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (CANCELLED) Terrapin 30 High School Mirror @ UMD (4/20/2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

(CANCELLED) Terrapin 30 High School Mirror @ UMD (4/20/2019)

EDIT: Unfortunately we have decided to cancel the mirror because of a lack of interest. I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will hold a high school mirror of Terrapin 30 on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 Question Set: Terrapin 30 is a medium-difficulty college tournament written by ...
by Noble Rot
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

Whoops, sorry about that. Combined stats should be fixed now and no longer double counting games. Apologies for the delay.
by Noble Rot
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

Thanks to all teams that came out and played! UVA defeated Johns Hopkins A in a one-game final, while Delaware defeated Rutgers A to claim third place. Playoff and prelim states can be found here . Edit: Combined stats are now uploaded. If you notice any mistakes, please pm me or email [email protected]...
by Noble Rot
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

Edit: Registration has now closed and the field is finalized.
by Noble Rot
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 26445

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

The University of Maryland would like to confirm April 20th as the day for our high school mirror of Terrapin.
by Noble Rot
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 26445

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Can someone from Hopkins confirm their mirror of ILLIAC on March 30th? UMD is planning on hosting our high school mirror of Terrapin on April 20th, but if March 30th isn't going to be used we would consider that as well.
by Noble Rot
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

Field Update as 2/24/19

Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
Arizona: 1/0/0
Carnegie Mellon: 3/3/0
Columbia: 1/0/0
Delaware 1/2/0
Gettysburg: 1/1/0
Johns Hopkins: 2/3/0
NYU: 3/1/0
Princeton: 1/1/0
Rutgers: 3/0/0
Virginia: 1/0/0


Total: 17/11/0
by Noble Rot
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3704

Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Maryland will hold a mirror of Terrapin 30 on Saturday, March 3rd. Question Set: Terrapin 30 is a medium-difficulty tournament written by members of the University of Maryland Academic Quiz Team. More information about the set can be found in the globa...
by Noble Rot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Fall @ University of Maryland, College Park (11/3)
Replies: 1
Views: 4749

Re: 2018 ACF Fall @ University of Maryland, College Park (11/3)

Thank you to all the teams that came out to ACF Fall this year - we hope you had a great time. Congratulations to Maryland A, who cleared the field to win the Maryland site of ACF Fall this year. Full stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5396/ If there are any mistakes with ...
by Noble Rot
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MABL, It's Ac, and the DC circuit
Replies: 9
Views: 4636

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

I totally agree. Firstly, Blair is planning on hosting a tournament next year and my current plan is to abandon the idea of doing another housewrite and maybe even make it a totally novice tournament, however that would obviously depend on whether we could get sufficient interest. I am certainly pl...
by Noble Rot
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can the tossups on "Senegal" and "Nyerere" be posted please? The paramilitary group FLAM is headquartered in this country and represents the halpulaar population in this country’s northern neighbor. This country dissolved a short-lived federation with its eastern neighbor amidst tensions between it...
by Noble Rot
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

Can the tossups on "Senegal" and "Nyerere" be posted please?
by Noble Rot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7648

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

12. The third movement rondo of a trio sonata for this instrument, oboe, and piano was modeled after Saint-Saens's second piano concerto; that work was composed by Francis Poulenc. John Williams wrote a concerto called The Five Sacred Trees for Judith LeClair, who is currently the New York Phil’s p...
by Noble Rot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 11688

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Moving on the topic at hand, I'd like to point out that this is remarkably similar to the situation that occurred last year at UCSD's mirror of Terrapin, and the community decided that a tournament can have adjustable eligibility rules, but they need to be clearly stated, so as to be fair to all. W...
by Noble Rot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 11688

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Okay, so allowing open high school teams to play at easy college tournaments is certainly a bad idea; but Penn Bowl is surely not the best example of this behavior as it usually only attracts experienced college teams and some really motivated high schoolers. Your argument that high schoolers shoul...
by Noble Rot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7648

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

I just want to say that for the most part, I enjoyed the history in this set, especially the tossups on "Mehmet Ali" and "Schools" in France (I'm pretty sure this one was a replacement tossup that got used in my room, but I'm not certain.) Could someone please post the tossups on "bassoons" and "Mas...