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by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

SC won game 1(430-205), game 2 is happening now.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 03, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

After 10 rounds, MW went 10-0, SC went 9-1, an advantaged final is happening now.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

Matt Weiner wrote:Cut VCU to one team please.

What's the start time for this?
Registration is planned for 8:30-9:00, I will send an email tonight with the exact location and other helpful info.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

I have updated the field listing in the first post. We will definitely be meeting in New Cabell hall.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Sep 23, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

PN News wrote:Is Uva still replacing every parking lot anywhere near campus with a building
Yes, so you your best bet for free parking is to park near the stadium. There are closer places to park, but the probability that there will be open space is slim.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Sep 23, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

Re: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

The Shockmaster wrote:Might you be looking for extra staff for this shindig?
Of course
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)
Replies: 26
Views: 5771

EFT Mirror at UVA(10/3/09)

The UVA Academic Competition Club is happy to announce that we will be mirroring EFT on October 3rd. I will be serving as TD for this site, so please email me at wab2m@virginia.edu to register. Pricing Base fee: $100 Buzzer discount: -$5 each Staff discount: -$10 each Location This Tournament will m...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 25414

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

DumbJaques wrote:Is this going to be hosted at UVA? We don't have a Mid-Atlantic mirror lined up (for this or Minnesota Open), so it'd be cool if the UVA people could update us on the status.
I put in a bid to host it.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 25414

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

If maryland doesn't want to host it, we probably could.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon?
Replies: 48
Views: 9402

Re: Bias towards named things in science: does it hurt the canon

It's okay to thirty a bonus or one-line a question if you're a good player. Really, it is. You don't need to go off and complain about how the Kutusov-Glasberg-Watanabe Effect needs to be moved later than the second line. You don't need to tell everyone on the board that Eyring-Theunissen Theory is...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 10172

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

It was that a large chunk of the science skewed to science history or science biography (Kekule, anyone?) and that the minor science avoided earth science and astronomy altogether. I forgot about that question. I think there were more clues in that question about Gravity's Rainbow than about the th...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 10172

Re: CaTO/TaCO Discussion

While I was disappointed with the relative scarcity of science in this tournament, I enjoyed the tournament a lot. A couple of things however: 1.Please don't use the "X worked on the Encyclopaedia Britannica article about Y" clue, this is not particularly helpful on tossups about scientists. The fac...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 32283

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

I am looking for a team and willing to write some questions.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial
Replies: 30
Views: 4219

Re: Oh my god what if I don't know eight factorial

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
Cheynem wrote:That is pretty hard, when one considers all the mathematical options for groceries. Ten choices for pudding alone!
Actually, it's just solving the knapsack problem.
That's not just hard, its NP-Hard.
Luckily, it is only weakly NP-Hard
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 40232

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Apparently Mike Bentley is no longer coming, so the Evan/Myself/Andrew Alexander team is looking for a new 4th player. Our packet was submitted a long time ago, so no writing is required.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22183

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

I recently read an article which has many parallels with this discussion.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing science questions for science players
Replies: 56
Views: 13004

Re: Writing science questions for science players

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: -Immuno: Kuby's Immunology
Janeway's and Parham's are also very good textbooks
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 35354

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

mujason wrote:I guess I'll confess to the questions I wrote:
Chess computers bonus
Why? and under what category does such a question fall?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 35354

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

I don't have a stake in any outcomes, and certainly don't speak for NAQT as Jeff does, but the per tournament distribution should be a complete non-issue. Questions are scattered evenly across packets. I look through the social science last night just to confirm that, despite what someone said, the...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu May 07, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available
Replies: 150
Views: 24519

Re: HSAPQ: Fall Tournaments Sets Available

Diocletian wrote:
The 4 quarter set is being used next week in Texas
Since it is not listed on the HSAPQ website, where is this tournament?
I've been informed that it is no longer taking place and that I should go ahead and post the 4Q set here
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun May 03, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11702

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

Looking back at the question on the Halting Problem, I believe Chaitin's constant was name-dropped far too early. I recognize that computer science has far, far from a fleshed out canon, but to me Chaitin's constant comes second only to "undecidable" and "something stopping" for the definition of t...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri May 01, 2009 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 3.0
Replies: 33
Views: 8790

Re: Player Poll 3.0

theMoMA wrote:Will Butler is now eligible for this poll.
Why?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Apr 18, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International
Replies: 76
Views: 9237

Re: Tournament Discussion Committee of the First International

Writing a tossup on Multithreading is a horrible idea and while some might disagree with me, I think that writing tossups on things like phagocytes is a bad idea for the same reason that writing tossups on things like "carnivores" is a bad idea. A better tossup would be on a specific cell type or fa...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 46243

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

In all the games we played on Saturday, nobody on either team ever actually chose a math calculation bonus. All other categories were regularly chosen, however. Did anyone in the tournament choose a math calculation bonus? How many times were they actually chosen? Just curious. In the room that I m...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early College at Guilford Invitational--The "Quaker Bowl"
Replies: 23
Views: 3442

Re: Early College at Guilford Invitational--The "Quaker Bowl"

Did North Myrtle Beach actually come to this tournament? Curious to see if they actually attended one this year finally. Again, our school couldn't afford it. I am the only person on my team willing to pay to go to tournaments, and please don't treat this like were going to travel to 20 tournaments...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Logistics Discussion, or, Finishing on Time.
Replies: 33
Views: 3659

Re: ACF Regionals Logistics Discussion, or, Finishing on Time.

grapesmoker wrote:The randomization problem is a perfect argument for why an online collaborative system of packet editing would be a great boon to quizbowl.
It is coming, and in fact I could use some help testing such a system.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT VA State Championship?
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: NAQT VA State Championship?

Does anyone have any info about the NAQT VA State Championship? It is listed on the NAQT website as happening March 7 at UVA, but I've not seen any announcements for it in the Tournament Announcements forum, nor have I received any other email, snail mail, or anything else about it. I tried to emai...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09
Replies: 34
Views: 5710

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09

AHS Eagles wrote:Does anyone have any info on NAQT States beyond Will's post stating that 3/7 is the date? Does anyone have registration information, such as the fee schedule, in particular?

Thanks,
It is looking like we are going to have to change the date since I am having problems getting rooms on that date.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII MIRROR@UMBC, 2/14/2009
Replies: 38
Views: 5395

Re: CARDINAL CLASSIC XVIII MIRROR@UMBC, 2/14/2009

DumbJaques wrote:Once again, could we get a field update for this event? I've heard from various sources that UVA and William and Mary and VCU and other people are attending, but it would rule to have it officially posted.
It's looking like we won't actually be coming....
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 16380

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Registered as tachyonwill
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09
Replies: 34
Views: 5710

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim 08-09

VA NAQT States ~3/7
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 25, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

In the semifinal match between Gonzaga and Gov, Gov won 420-260. In the finals, WJ beat Gov 425 to 240. Prelim stats are located at http://www.student.virginia.edu/~quizbowl/cav13/cav08_standings.html . Playoff stats are located http://www.student.virginia.edu/~quizbowl/cav13/playoffs/playoff_standi...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Gonzaga, Walter Johnson, and Maggie Walker went 4-1 in the top bracket. MW and Gonzaga had the lowest points per game so they played a play in. Maggie won this game and is now playing Walter Johnson in the finals.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

fisherman wrote:Is Godwin registered?
I have never received an email saying that they were coming, if Godwin is coming now would be a good time to tell me.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08
Replies: 18
Views: 3159

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

UVA is planning on bringing at least one team and I am in the process of another team even as I write this.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

intothenegs wrote:What will the prelims/playoff format be, and will there be consolation rounds for teams that don't make playoffs?
This is not set in stone yet. I would like to have consolation rounds and there probably will be.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Update:
Eastern Montgomery
Cave Spring 2
Auburn High School 1
Honaker
Gonzaga
Collegiate 2
Monticello
James Monroe High School
TJ 3-4
Fairfax
St. Catherine/St. Christopher Hybrid 2
Gov 2
Walter Johnson
Total: 19
If you have registered and you are not on the list please let me know.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Do you have an email address I can contact you at?
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Sat Oct 18, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Dear Will, Fairfax HS competed in the previous three Cavalier Classics, but this year we were inadvertently left out of the contact loop for the October tournament. Having said that, is there still any slots open for our team next Saturday?........please let us know asap. Thanks! Dave Carr Academic...
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

Hopefully between 5 and 6.
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA
Replies: 70
Views: 19236

Re: Cavalier Classic XIII (10/25/08) at UVA

I will post a field update tomorrow. At the moment it is looking like we will have registration between 8:30 and 9 in Wilson 402(A map is here http://www.virginia.edu/webmap/ACentralGrounds.html) Price breakdown: $80: first team $60: each additional team -$10 buzzer discount (each, limit 2) -$40 mod...