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by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Winter at Brown (11/06/2021)
Replies: 0
Views: 279

2021 ACF Winter at Brown (11/06/2021)

I am pleased to announce that the Northeast site of 2021 ACF Winter will be held at Brown on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The tournament will take place at the Barus and Holley building (184 Hope St.) A campus map can be found here . The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 AM and gameplay will begin a...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 2323

Re: 2020–21 Postseason Poll

I voted in this poll. Is it possible that some ballots went to your spam folder or something like that?
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Aug 13, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Teammate Appreciation Thread
Replies: 19
Views: 3949

Re: Teammate Appreciation Thread

My teammates this season were excellent. I am continually astounded by Walter Zhang 's extremely diverse knowledge-base and ability to be super clutch when the moment requires it. Jason Hong is well on his way to becoming one of college quizbowl's best history players, and I'm very glad to have fina...
by Abdon Ubidia
Fri Aug 13, 2021 6:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020–21 Postseason Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 2323

Re: 2020–21 Postseason Poll

What's the usual community norm around whether or not to include teams that did not attend either nationals (or more generally teams that played relatively little)? I'm inclined to not include such teams, but I would if basically everyone does that.
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3056

Re: 2021 ACF Nationals: Specific Question Discussion

Regarding the continuous tossup (Editors 4), I really like questions with this theme, but I have a few nitpicks. More importantly though, the use of the word "have" means that you're asking for what property the sets have, which is closure, not continuity. Yeah this almost made me neg thi...
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT 2021 DMV Mirror (7/10 - Likely UMD)
Replies: 12
Views: 2924

Re: NASAT 2021 DMV Mirror (7/10 - Likely UMD)

are captains/participants going to be announced before the event or only at the event
by Abdon Ubidia
Wed Jun 16, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2021: Updates
Replies: 3
Views: 3082

Re: ACF Nationals 2021: Updates

With Illinois now in Phase 5, is there any update about what this means for the ACF Nats site?
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5410

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

This was indeed an update we made earlier today. Here's the version as-read on Saturday: Was it realized after the fact that the ruling on the protest had been incorrect, or is there some other reason for the updated answerline not reflecting the protest resolution? The updated answerline should ex...
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5410

Re: 2021 HSNCT discussion

Important Bird Area wrote: Tue Jun 01, 2021 9:05 pm This was indeed an update we made earlier today. Here's the version as-read on Saturday:
Was it realized after the fact that the ruling on the protest had been incorrect, or is there some other reason for the updated answerline not reflecting the protest resolution?
by Abdon Ubidia
Sun May 17, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 3544

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Vote for Saratoga.
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 45489

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

it really, really looks to me like the statistics-posters in this thread, by which I mean specifically Adam Fine, Anson Berns, and Will Alston, were in such a rush to post their cunningly-devised figures that they neglected to consider the possibility that their conclusions differed no more from ha...
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 45489

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Sorry, by "as anomalous" I just meant "as anomalous using the metric my and Will's post used." I don't think what I posted is exonerating, but I do think John Lawrence's performance on SH is worth noting. This exact type of comparison was requested and I think it's good context t...
by Abdon Ubidia
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 45489

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Here's the previous analysis with some other frequent players of hard tournaments. It appears John Lawrence's performance at "stanford housewrite" is comparably anomalous to online TO. https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/696862016597393529/697024317728227398/unknown.png?width=1440&...
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 45489

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I wanted to quickly address the claim that has been thrown around that Chris is a high-variance player and he has anomalous performances frequently. https://i.imgur.com/GAKOb3l.png This is a table of every tournament Chris has played in the past four years that has powers and is at least regular dif...
by Abdon Ubidia
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 3044

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: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 3044

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: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 3044

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 updat...
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 10002

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 expan...
by Abdon Ubidia
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ Brown (2/29)
Replies: 6
Views: 3044

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: 7098

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: 4120

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: 15353

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: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 4950

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: 45949

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: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 10422

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: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 16823

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: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 8736

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: 5557

Re: Regular+ Spring Tournament

Is Maryland only seeking editors/very experienced writers?
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 8736

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: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 8736

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: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 21094

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Thanks for all the work Fred!
by Abdon Ubidia
Mon May 20, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 21094

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: 10448

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: 13794

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 Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 14926

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: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 8736

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: 8499

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: 6072

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: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 5448

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: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 5448

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: 3415

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: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 8736

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: 5566

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: 12512

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: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 5448

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: College area archives
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 26
Views: 8736

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: 4100

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: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 8695

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: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 13
Views: 9936

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

Is there an update on a high school mirror of Terrapin?