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by Protean
Mon May 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 7220

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

Some life stuff got in the way so my list this year is much more qualitative than last year, but here it is. Guideline was performance at regular difficulty, with a bonus for being able to scale up. As always, please direct any complaints to my former president, Meghan Torchia. 1. Derek So . Literal...
by Protean
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 7220

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

Chris has provided an excellent summary of the underlying spirit of the eligibility rules, but since there seems to be some confusion about their "nuances", I wanted to just quickly address why PNW players this year aren't in consideration under the letter of the eligibility rules as they are curren...
by Protean
Mon May 28, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4477

Re: YANKOVIC: The Young Adult Fiction Tournament

This sounds like a lot of fun! Do you have an idea of what the format will be (e.g. doubles)?
by Protean
Sat May 12, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 10530

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

This ballot is probably very Insular and likely contains some (Toronto B)ias as well as a lot of advanced stats. I didn’t specifically set a difficulty level in mind but looking back it can probably be loosely described as “regular, with bonuses for those who do well at harder levels”. There’s also ...
by Protean
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 8618

Re: How to make college quizbowl less insular

Not to bring up a certain sore topic, but evoking private messages from "quizbowl luminaries" in order to malign people that disagree with you in collegiate discussion does not help quizbowl's case against insularity or being unprofessional. It is not a good look for quizbowl to give off the impress...
by Protean
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 21324

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

It's really hard to compare two universities that tend to get massive bumper crops of high school players each year to other schools that don't. But it does highlight one issue in college quizbowl--there's a lot of funneling of talent into the top few programs every year that can compound the diffi...
by Protean
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 21324

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

I think the biggest reason is just that in high school it's a lot easier to do a lot more things -- for example in high school I played three sports and did debate, math team, chess, and science bowl. I'm doing exactly one of those things in college (if you count science bowl -> quiz bowl). So, if ...
by Protean
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Errata
Replies: 18
Views: 3295

Re: CMST: Errata

Could I see the tossup on artemisinin? Is there a particular reason that it doesn't seem to accept or at least prompt on qinghaosu?
by Protean
Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 11478

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

The tossup on “KD’s alternate twitter accounts” was the best thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it. If I were to rewrite the tossup, I would have just written on Kevin _Durant_ (accept snake) to allow for more clues. I read through both of the Reddit threads and so...
by Protean
Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke @ McMaster (Nov. 27, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 4149

Delta Burke @ McMaster (Nov. 27, 2016)

McMaster University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an open mirror of Delta Burke on November 27, 2016 (this is the day after our Terrapin mirror, the announcement for which can be found here ). The tournament will likely be held in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC). We ar...
by Protean
Mon Aug 22, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MacIntro II @ McMaster (Oct. 22nd, 2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

MacIntro II @ McMaster (Oct. 22nd, 2016)

McMaster is pleased to announce the return of our high school tournament MacIntro on Oct. 22, 2016. Continuing the tradition of last year, this tournament is intended to be an introduction for new players and teams in the region to the format of Quizbowl. We will be using the SCOP Novice 7 set. We a...
by Protean
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ McMaster (Nov. 26, 2016)
Replies: 11
Views: 4899

Terrapin XXIX @ McMaster (Nov. 26, 2016)

McMaster University is pleased to announce that we are hosting a mirror of Terrapin XXIX on Saturday, November 26th, 2016. The tournament will likely be held in the McMaster University Student Centre (MUSC). We are planning to start at 9:00am so try to arrive for 8:30am so we can start in a timely f...