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by Abdon Ubidia
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 2373

Re: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)

Congratulations to Columbia A for defeating Chicago C+ in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Stats are already posted. I’d like to once again thank everyone that came and helped staff. Hopefully the tournament was enjoyable to everyone and I hope Brown can become a more reg...
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 2373

Re: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)

Just to make sure everyone knows this: teams should be at Room 201 of Smith-Buonnano Hall at 9:00 A.M. tomorrow.
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 2373

Re: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)

Could we get a field update? Just curious because "Chicago B" is listed on the Purdue site now. Thanks! The 10 teams listed on the google sheet have all registered with me, including a "Chicago B" team consisting of Alston Boyd, Ben Miller, Grant Li, and Tim Morrison. I've updated the original post...
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 5738

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I didn't get points for saying "the prologue to Hopscotch" for the bonus part on the Table of Instructions. Was this a moderator error (possibly because of a long or complicated answerline) or was this a genuine omission by the packet? If the latter, I think the answer line should be expanded to inc...
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 2373

Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)

I am happy to announce a mirror of Terrapin Open at Brown University on February 29th, 2020. Question Set We will be using the Terrapin Open set, a Nats-minus tournament mainly written by the members of the University of Maryland club. For more information on the set, you can look at the global anno...
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4459

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

rahulkeyal wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:49 pm
we did do our best to avoid these sorts of feng shui issues across the set where applicable.
This is very minor, but if we're pointing out bad feng shui Packet M has a tossup on Korea, a bonus part on North Korea, and a bonus part on South Korea.
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Re-diversifying a team
Replies: 2
Views: 3055

Re: Re-diversifying a team

It's great to see a team that's previously only done MABL/It'sAc transition to pyramidal quizbowl. I would recommend Centennial's IS-A tournament early in the fall and the tournament Gtown usually hosts on an A set as good introductory tournaments for a new team. In addition, I think you'll find man...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13411

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

Not sure where people are getting the idea that Ethan Strombeck is playing DI
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4106

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Would it be at all possible to run this event as tossups only?
by Abdon Ubidia
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 37850

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see both the text and the stats for the tossup on Richard Cory
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 7838

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

Can you comment on the reasoning behind the unorthodox distribution of this tournament?
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 13899

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

Katherine Lei not only belongs on your science poll, but your overall poll too.
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7503

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

Logistics email coming very soon. Please meet in the lobby at 6:30, we will pushing back 20 minutes for the Illinois team, so games will begin at 7:20.
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Regular+ Spring Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 4354

Re: Regular+ Spring Tournament

Is Maryland only seeking editors/very experienced writers?
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7503

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

I have filled the field by creating new teams with free agents. I believe (hopefully) a few more people are going to sign up this week. That way we can make them full teams (particularly the team that currently only has two people.) Teams I just created don't need to fill out the form, but the Pavao...
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue May 28, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7503

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

3 teams have filled out the form so far. Pretty soon we're going to start matching up free agents together, so if you don't want to be matched randomly you should start forming teams. We'd really like a full field, so tell your friends to play!
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed May 22, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 19154

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Thanks for all the work Fred!
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon May 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 19154

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

AKKOLADE wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 8:40 pm
Wednesday: Announce All-World Player of the Year & First Team
Thursday: Announce All-World Second Team
Friday: Announce All-World Honorable Mention Team
Is it intentional that the All-World teams are in reverse order from usual?
by Abdon Ubidia
Sat May 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Quizbowl discord, and why cheating on it is still cheating and still bad
Replies: 18
Views: 8817

Re: The Quizbowl discord, and why cheating on it is still cheating and still bad

) It shades very frequently into real-life cheating. Hitherto, I've kept things anonymous, but here I'll cite a specific example: Shubham Sengar. Shubham is well known to have cheated on diverse occasions on discord readings, and lo and behold, further investigation has uncovered a highly statistic...
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed May 08, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 12025

Re: MSNCT predictions

For the record, trophies will be awarded to the top four teams individually by place, three teams tied for 5th place, five teams tied for 8th place, eight teams tied for 13th place, and twelve teams tied for 21st place. (In other words, it probably makes more sense to talk about top seven than top ...
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed May 01, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 13570

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

Zerowaltz wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 8:52 pm
I will also be attending Brown
zeebli123 wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 5:26 pm
Brown!
Damn right. Go Bruno.
by Abdon Ubidia
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7503

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

We have confirmed rooms and buzzers for this tournament. With the set nearing completion and the NSC just over a month away people should start officially signing up!
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 7275

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

For completeness, I'd like to post what I know about this situation. I'm told that Joseph Chung had access to the packets from this set beforehand This is from me. On Tuesday, Joseph sent me the following forums PM: Hey Anson, Would it be okay if we got the packets tomorrow or Thursday so that the r...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 17
Views: 5190

Re: 2019 EB Bears Pre-Nationals Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

12 minute halves are quite long, collegiate NAQT matches have 10 minute halves.
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 4810

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

Just commenting to say that it is in fact accurate that Blair is bringing 2 teams despite them being listed separately. If that's the case, given what Nitin said, then there are actually 19 teams registered for this tournament, I believe, unless another team was not fully updated. Bump. Can we get ...
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 4810

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

Just commenting to say that it is in fact accurate that Blair is bringing 2 teams despite them being listed separately.
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4/20/19 - JHU Blue Jay Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 2955

Re: 4/20/19 - JHU Blue Jay Bowl

This is the same day as UMD's High School Terrapin mirror and will likely have a significantly reduced field because of that.
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7503

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

Alright I'm willing to push it back to 7:00. Considering me and Michael are playing NSC in the morning I don't want to start too late.
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "Shawrisheets": A New Way of Scorekeeping
Replies: 2
Views: 4882

Re: "Shawrisheets": A New Way of Scorekeeping

This is what we used yesterday for CAST and I can confirm they worked excellently! Good work to Hari and Shawn (but especially Shawn, go blazers).
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 11331

Re: Yale's BHSAT XVIII available for hosting in Spring 2019

hasnak wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:16 pm
Virginia/DC: Georgetown (4/13/2019)
Is this tournament now confirmed to be running on BHSAT instead of Prison Bowl as was initially considered/announced?
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 4810

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

Is the field for this tournament still empty?
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 7503

RULFO at PACE NSC

This is a preliminary announcement for a mirror of RULFO at the 2019 PACE NSC. As stated in that thread, this set is difficult, but we believe most experienced players will enjoy playing it and maybe discover underrepresented content! Tentatively, the side event will be held on Friday, June 7th. We ...
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Johns Hopkins Winter Quizbowl Tournament (HFT XIII) - 2.2.19
Replies: 8
Views: 3735

Re: Johns Hopkins Winter Quizbowl Tournament (HFT XIII) - 2.2.19

Bump. We were emailed that the tournament would be next week (2/23) but time is getting tight, is it actually going to be then (or some other confirmed date)?
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 7810

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Milhouse wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:37 pm
Is there any update about the date of the Johns Hopkins site of this?
The DC High School date claim thread has had it as 3/30 for a while, but I don't know whether that's for sure confirmed.
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 8933

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]

Is there an update on a high school mirror of Terrapin?
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Must Be The Place
Replies: 5
Views: 3582

Re: This Must Be The Place

When is this likely to be mirrored? (specifically re: HS nationals)
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at HSNCT/PACE NSC
Replies: 0
Views: 1281

RULFO at HSNCT/PACE NSC

I'd like to gauge interest for a potential mirror of RULFO at one of the high school nationals. Particularly, if you think you likely wouldn't be able to play this during the summer at a summer open but would still be interested in playing, please vote in this poll. The set being mirrored at HSNCT/N...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 49
Views: 25794

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

VCU is hosting a mirror of Florida Spring Tournament on March 23 (college) and a mirror of NAQT IS-177 on April 27 . FYI IS-177 was used by JHU earlier in the year so many DC area teams won't be able to attend that tournament (I say this mostly because on this thread the set for the Hopkins tournam...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Re: RMBAT Tournament (1/26/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 7023

Re: RMBAT Tournament (1/26/19)

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Hey did like anyone ever like, proofread this set
If you have specific comments please join the discussion forum and post them there
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blair Invitational (CAST, 3/16/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 3931

Re: Blair Invitational (CAST, 3/16/19)

This tournament is now a platinum qualifier for PACE NSC! This means that the top 25% of the teams will qualify for the NSC in Reston this June.
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 7318

Re: Terrapin available for Spring 2019 mirrors

GDS and a couple of other high school teams were unable to play EFT at UMD because of UMD room reservation policies. Will UMD Quizbowl be working to be sure that they will have worked around said policies and be allowed by the school to host a high school mirror of Terrapin? Hi Matthew, we complete...
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DATE MOVED Virginia NAQT States at UVa, April 13, 2019 - DII SCT
Replies: 6
Views: 3989

Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVa, March 23, 2019 - DII SCT

Are out of state teams permitted to compete at this tournament?
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Re: RMBAT Tournament (1/26/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 7023

Re: RMBAT Tournament (1/26/19)

If you played this tournament please remember to join the discussion forum!
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SHATEYAHRONYA IV @ OBHS 1.12.19 (Delaware, Ohio) OQBA
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

Re: SHATEYAHRONYA IV @ OBHS 1.12.19 (Delaware, Ohio) OQBA

The discussion forum for RMBAT has been set up so if you played the set please request to join
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 RMBAT Available for Mirroring
Replies: 4
Views: 5858

Re: 2019 RMBAT Available for Mirroring

The discussion forum has been set up so if you played this set please request to join
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 6977

Re: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

Iamteehee wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:16 am
Wayzata A seems wildly overranked here, considering that they have no player that plays science, philosophy, social science or a significant portion of religion and mythology well.
We discuss this in the podcast.
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SHATEYAHRONYA IV @ OBHS 1.12.19 (Delaware, Ohio) OQBA
Replies: 11
Views: 4442

Re: SHATEYAHRONYA IV @ OBHS 1.12.19 (Delaware, Ohio) OQBA

The discussion forum for RMBAT has now been set up. If you played the set, you can request to join and post feedback there.
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 6977

Re: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

When filling out this poll, please do not abbreviate team names at all. Specifically, please use the name of the team as it appears in the offical standings for last year's HSNCT (https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/standings.jsp?tournament_id=8400.) In addition, please put a letter with every tea...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28131

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Updated rankings. Remember that they are still relative, if a team hasn't played anything, they will not appear here. RANK TEAM GROGER SCORE 1 Hunter A 115.7140152 2 DCC A 113.7138717 3 Wayzata A 112.0763889 4 Beavercreek A 107.0625 5 Miami Valley A 105.8833333 6 Uni Lab A 105.8767505 7 High Tech A ...