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by setophaga
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 20665

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I'll add my two cents on the music in this set. I thought it was well-written, and written with quite different goals than the music at previous ACF Nats. I've always found Alex's music questions to be engaging, and most importantly, clue parts of the musical canon that more people are likely to kno...
by setophaga
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 14602

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I'm doing my master's degree in cello performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston.
This is likely the end of my playing career, but I would be happy to staff a tournament or two in the area if I have a free weekend.
by setophaga
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 4476

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

We couldn't do this because of packet availability. 12 rounds was not a possibility for this tournament, because many of our teams had long drives back home and we wanted to be done with everything before finals by 5:30 (which we did in 10 rounds). Originally, we had a limited single-bye schedule, w...
by setophaga
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 4476

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

Cody, just for future reference, what would you have changed about the format? Would you have played crossovers in the playoffs with 8/8 and games carrying over, instead of 2/2/2/2?
by setophaga
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 4476

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

Thanks to all who came out for this tournament. Ohio State won a one-game advantaged final over Michigan State A to win the tournament. The D2 championship went to Wright State, the only D2 team in the top bracket. (They are listed as UG in the stats, but we have confirmed that they are in fact a D2...
by setophaga
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 4476

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

There are currently two more spots remaining for teams. We will have a hard time expanding our soft cap, so please register as soon as possible if you are planning on attending! Any teams that register after we have filled our cap will be placed on a waitlist.
by setophaga
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Carnegie Quiz II, Pittsburgh, 2/16 (IS-181)
Replies: 5
Views: 2533

Carnegie Quiz II, Pittsburgh, 2/16 (IS-181)

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce Carnegie Quiz II, to be held at our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, February 16, 2019. We will be using NAQT IS-181, including computational math tossups and bonuses. As I will be out of town, Ruel Beresford, our vice president, will direct this tourna...
by setophaga
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 4476

ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

Carnegie Mellon Quizbowl is pleased to announce a site of ACF Regionals to be held Saturday, January 26, 2018, on our Pittsburgh campus. Registration: There are two steps to registration for this tournament. First, please fill out the central ACF registration form here . After you have done this, pl...
by setophaga
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 16574

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

In the Mahler tossup (from Editors 4), "Urlicht," not the Adagietto, is given as the title of the fourth movement of Mahler 5.
by setophaga
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mellon Bowl, Pittsburgh, 10/27 CANCELLED
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Re: Mellon Bowl XVI, Pittsburgh, 10/27/2018

[CW: mass homicide, religious hate crimes, specifically anti-Semitism] This tournament began at 9:30 AM. At 10:21 AM, we received a vague message from CMU's alert system that a police operation was occurring at Wilkins and Shady Avenues, about two miles from the site of the tournament. At 11:00, it ...
by setophaga
Sat Oct 27, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mellon Bowl, Pittsburgh, 10/27 CANCELLED
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Re: Mellon Bowl XVI, Pittsburgh, 10/27/2018

Due to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting, this tournament has been cancelled.
The school is currently on lockdown; I will provide updates here when students are released.
by setophaga
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 9378

Re: Player tossup etiquette

literatureboye wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:21 pm
On a similar topic, is bonus stalling allowed?
As in, waiting to answer the bonus until asked by the moderator to prevent a comeback from the other team.
Yes, it is the best strategy in a situation when you're playing timed rounds.
by setophaga
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Novice (CNS-177C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/22/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Re: NAQT Novice (CNS-177C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/22/18)

Congrats to Case Western's Grey team, which went undefeated in the afternoon to win the tournament.

Preliminary and combined stats have been posted to the hsquizbowl database. Thanks to everyone who came out and played!
by setophaga
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mellon Bowl, Pittsburgh, 10/27 CANCELLED
Replies: 3
Views: 2287

Mellon Bowl, Pittsburgh, 10/27 CANCELLED

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that we will host Mellon Bowl XVI on our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, October 27, 2018. In contrast to previous editions of this tournament, we especially encourage players and schools newer to quizbowl to play this tournament. We will be including ...
by setophaga
Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Novice (CNS-177C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/22/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

NAQT Novice (CNS-177C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/22/18)

Carnegie Mellon Quizbowl will host a mirror of CNS-177C, NAQT's collegiate novice tournament, on our Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, September 22, 2018. We have reached a cap of 16 teams: additional teams wishing to register will be placed on a standby list. We will have standby registration until We...
by setophaga
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have largely completed the third entry in my Music Mafia Packet series. As always, this packet is 20/0 in total, with 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry/literature (but tangentially related to classical music). This packet will be less vanity but more whimsical than its predecessors, with clues that hopefu...
by setophaga
Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have largely completed the third entry in my Music Mafia Packet series. As always, this packet is 20/0 in total, with 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry/literature (but tangentially related to classical music). This packet will be less vanity but more whimsical than its predecessors, with clues that hopefu...
by setophaga
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carnegie Mellon summer practices (open!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Re: Carnegie Mellon summer practices (open!)

Starting today, we'll meet at a fixed time and place: 8 PM Wednesdays in Baker Hall 255A. Baker Hall is the first building after the library if you drive westward (downhill) on Frew St. Parking is free and available anywhere along Frew St. To reach Baker 255A, walk between Baker Hall and the library...
by setophaga
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I have largely completed the third entry in my Music Mafia Packet series. As always, this packet is 20/0 in total, with 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry/literature (but tangentially related to classical music). This packet will be less vanity but more whimsical than its predecessors, with clues that hopeful...
by setophaga
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carnegie Mellon summer practices (open!)
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

Carnegie Mellon summer practices (open!)

Hi all, Carnegie Mellon Quizbowl is excited to announce that we will be holding weekly summer practices in the Pittsburgh area, on CMU campus, this year. These are open to whoever is interested and we'd love to see some local high schoolers and college people home for the summer. Practice details ar...
by setophaga
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 6613

Re: ACF and Powers

Powers might not change the gameplay of quizbowl that much (I don't think more than 1% of games, if that, would have their outcome changed if powers went away), but they make quizbowl more fun and enjoyable, especially for newer players. They do this without detracting from tournament quality or ga...
by setophaga
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Not sure if this is the best place to announce this, but I've finished the sequel packet to last year's Music Mafia Packet. It is 20/0, powermarked, and I hope has much better consistency and difficulty control than its predecessor. As in the original packet, there is 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry. This...
by setophaga
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Not sure if this is the best place to announce this, but I've finished the sequel packet to last year's Music Mafia Packet. It is 20/0, powermarked, and I hope has much better consistency and difficulty control than its predecessor. As in the original packet, there is 1/0 opera and 1/0 poetry. This ...
by setophaga
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 11501

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

Could I see the tossup on Mendelssohn? I don't remember the exact phrasing of the clue on major/minor symphonies (something threw me off when I heard it, but I could have misheard).
by setophaga
Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Do You Run Your Club
Replies: 19
Views: 7902

Re: How Do You Run Your Club

I outlined most of the labour division above, but I will add that in general I don't handle travel/accommodations arrangements for non-first year players. I expect that most of our members know how to be adults and arrange their own travel, although I will inquire about rides, who has space for peo...
by setophaga
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Carnegie Quiz, Pittsburgh, 2/10 (IS-172)
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

Carnegie Quiz, Pittsburgh, 2/10 (IS-172)

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl will host Carnegie Quiz (formerly Tartan Invitational) on its Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Questions: NAQT set IS-172. Format: Standard NAQT Format (https://www.naqt.com/rules.html), timed rounds. Nationals Qualification: The top 15% of the field will q...
by setophaga
Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9417

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

I also thought this was a very solid iteration of the tournament and, while certainly easier than last year, was still written with quality and with some good opening clues and bonus ideas. I can't speak for really anything but music, but I'd like to thank Jennie and the other music editors for maki...
by setophaga
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (168C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/23)
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (168C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/23)

Field (updated 9/17):
CMU (3)
Kenyon (1-2)
Pitt (3)
CWRU (2)
Penn State (1-2)
Ohio State (2)
by setophaga
Sat Sep 02, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mellon Bowl XV, Pittsburgh - 10/28, IS-170
Replies: 7
Views: 4121

Mellon Bowl XV, Pittsburgh - 10/28, IS-170

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl will host Mellon Bowl XV on its Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, October 28, 2017. Questions: NAQT set IS-170. Format: Standard NAQT Format (https://www.naqt.com/rules.html), timed rounds. Nationals Qualification: The top 15% of the field will qualify for NAQT's HSNCT. The to...
by setophaga
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (168C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/23)
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

NAQT Collegiate Novice (168C) @ Carnegie Mellon (9/23)

Carnegie Mellon University will be hosting a mirror of IS-168C, NAQT's collegiate novice tournament, on September 23. The tournament will take place in Porter Hall, and teams should arrive by 9:30 AM. The field has a tentative cap of 8 teams for now, although we are willing to expand pending interes...
by setophaga
Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FACL 3 -- 8-8-17
Replies: 13
Views: 4537

Re: FACL 3 -- 8-8-17

Like Michael, also looking for a teammate who knows visual arts. PM me if interested.
by setophaga
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FACL 3 -- 8-8-17
Replies: 13
Views: 4537

Re: FACL 3 -- 8-8-17

I'd also be interested in this. I second the idea of a shootout.
by setophaga
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SINS: A Sports Side Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3868

Re: SINS: A Sports Side Tournament

I'd definitely be interested in writing a freelance packet for this!
Also, would there be any chance of a post-tournament IRC or Skype mirror of this set? It would be fun to play for us Yanks and Brits who can't make it up north for the main site.
by setophaga
Tue May 30, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Levels of Recognition in Quizbowl
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

Re: Levels of Recognition in Quizbowl

I just wanted to emphasize Chris's point of really good high school teams finding a balance between involving themselves in their local community and still letting other schools achieve recognition. As a frequent staffer in the Pittsburgh area, I've talked to teams who send their full-strength teams...
by setophaga
Tue May 16, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord
Replies: 11
Views: 4815

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Thanks to Ophir and Magin again for a ton of fun!
MMT will be read in #quizbowl starting now.
by setophaga
Tue May 16, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord
Replies: 11
Views: 4815

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

MMT will probably happen around 11 EDT on the IRC, or whenever the IL packet is done. If there's interest I will do another reading at some point.
by setophaga
Tue May 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord
Replies: 11
Views: 4815

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

If enough people in the UK are interested, I could read it around 6:00 EST on the IRC. That might also work better for some Americans. If you have a strong preference either way, PM me.
by setophaga
Mon May 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord
Replies: 11
Views: 4815

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Thanks Ophir for doing this! I wanted to add that I will be reading a so-called Music Mafia Tournament (MMT) immediately after tomorrow's reading of IL2, consisting of 30 powermarked vanity tossups ranging from the Baroque to the present day. The difficulty on these will range from around Nats-level...
by setophaga
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This may have long become myth and legend, but I'm about halfway through a 20/20 Wheel of Time packet on the few things I remember (and some things I don't) from the series. Let me know if anyone's interested in a reading when the packet is finished (probably in the next week). I could probably als...
by setophaga
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This may have long become myth and legend, but I'm about halfway through a 20/20 Wheel of Time packet on the few things I remember (and some things I don't) from the series. Let me know if anyone's interested in a reading when the packet is finished (probably in the next week). I could probably als...
by setophaga
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This may have long become myth and legend, but I'm about halfway through a 20/20 Wheel of Time packet on the few things I remember (and some things I don't) from the series. Let me know if anyone's interested in a reading when the packet is finished (probably in the next week). I could probably als...
by setophaga
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5120

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

The finale of one work by this composer begins with an octave leap upward and a downward arpeggiation through a G major 7th chord by the horns. The second movement of that work by this man opens with a side drum solo and is titled "A (*) Game of Pairs." He wrote an opera in which the title characte...
by setophaga
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 5120

Re: 2017 Division II ICT: specific question discussion

Could I see the tossups on Bartok, muons, and Kazakhstan, and the bonus on saxophones?
by setophaga
Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 8048

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

I'd caution you from directly equating how often a piece is played to how often it is listened to (the Kronos quartet made the definitive recording of Different Trains ) or how important or well-known it is. Do you mean the "general canon of Western art music" in quizbowl, or in general? In either ...
by setophaga
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)
Replies: 21
Views: 8048

Re: Alex's Stuff (Fine Arts, some OSci/Religion)

I probably only can comment on the music, but I found that most of the tossups I heard were definitely appropriate difficulty. Some clues were dropped fairly early in the question (e.g. Verdi for requiem) but otherwise the tossups seemed to contain good and rewarding clues. The bonuses were also fan...
by setophaga
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290027

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

This may have long become myth and legend, but I'm about halfway through a 20/20 Wheel of Time packet on the few things I remember (and some things I don't) from the series. Let me know if anyone's interested in a reading when the packet is finished (probably in the next week). I could probably also...
by setophaga
Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 12173

Re: Specific question discussion

It came off to me as a neg-draw to people who know that a Mannheim Rocket was used in the Classical period to followers of the Mannheim School in Germany and Austria, especially since Prokofiev was using the technique outside of his usual and mature style. "Mannheim rocket" just means an ascending ...
by setophaga
Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 12173

Re: Specific question discussion

Hi all, enjoyed the set a lot. Is there a chance I could see the Russia music question again? I might be mistaken, but I felt the clue about the Mannheim Rocket opening Prokofiev 1 could have been a little better worded (e.g. "A symphony from this country states its first theme in D major, then C ma...
by setophaga
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 3780

Re: Errata

The Rd. 11 tossup on money had "monetarist" earlier in the question.
by setophaga
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20123

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

Hi all, I thought the music questions were particularly well edited, with good opening and second clues (Mahler 1 horns for example) and balanced, particularly for this level. I did neg on a geography question in the Oxford B & UGA C packet, and looked it up to find a very minor error but crucial er...