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by cornfused
Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Great, thanks. About the way this tournament went: while the tournament was by no means a catastrophe, it was severely lacking in terms of quality readers. Most of the moderators were slow (14 TU in a match where the teams combined to go 5/9/1 is ridiculous, and 17-18 TU felt like a good game modera...
by cornfused
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Should we be expecting full SQBS stats at some point, or will we first see them when they land on naqt.com?
by cornfused
Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

I see a match with the winning DI team in which only 14 questions were read despite all of them being answered and 5 of them powered. I imagine that will turn into an object of complaint at some point. Yeah, that sucked. But that moderator definitely got better as the day went on, so that was a bri...
by cornfused
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Michael - great to hear! I was worried about that, but it seems that there WILL be people who've done this before. Dan - yeah, I think that we should see about reading on our bye rounds. The other two players on Lawrence A could probably do that, too, especially if they have a scorekeeper. Everyone:...
by cornfused
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

About the schedule for the tournament - when will registration start? Round one? I'm kind of disappointed that Dan hasn't sent out an email announcing these things... also, Jeff, do you know if there will be anyone staffing this tournament who has ever seen a non-CBI match played before? Last year a...
by cornfused
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

If Lawrence A or Wisconsin wins this tournament, would the top DII team get an autobid to ICT?
by cornfused
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13605

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

cournfused wrote:
Dan-Don wrote:So, Lawrence B and Michigan B should let me know by Sunday 1/30 if they want these potential spots.
I'll find out if I'm going to have enough people for a B team on Friday.
It's just going to be the one team (funding issues), so bring on the Michigan C!
by cornfused
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Just hoping for more DI teams, that's all.

Also, I was wondering if you had any idea when the tournament is planned to end by.

EDIT: Answered by PM. Thanks, Jeff!
by cornfused
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13605

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Dan-Don wrote:So, Lawrence B and Michigan B should let me know by Sunday 1/30 if they want these potential spots.
I'll find out if I'm going to have enough people for a B team on Friday.
by cornfused
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 29
Views: 3786

Re: Region 8 SCT at Wisconsin-Green Bay (February 5, 2011)

Any word on whether any UW (not Madison) schools are planning to send teams?
by cornfused
Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 15196

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

Is there a place to go to get a quick run-down on DI-DII combined SCTs? In particular, I'm curious about how many teams would be needed to avoid a combined field and how qualification from such a field works.
by cornfused
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6422

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

jonah wrote:Chicago is in the process of figuring out how many teams we're sending and presumably will let you know soon. (I'm ineligible to go so I haven't really been paying attention to the discussions, but I know they're happening.)
Will Chicago be sending teams to Region 8, too?
by cornfused
Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)
Replies: 100
Views: 44548

Re: ADVANTAGE (12/18/2010) at New Trier (Winnetka, IL)

In Santo: Auburn went 5-0. The other top-bracket team is Lisle or "Hamilton," I'm not sure.
by cornfused
Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words
Replies: 49
Views: 37332

Re: A Moderator's Guide to Pronunciating Foreign Words

the Confucian concept usually transliterated as "ren" in Pinyin is also written as "jen" in W-G (a fine example of why W-G sucks, because it's pronounced "ren" in both cases) Well, the Chinese r kind of sounds like a j, so that isn't even one of W-G's most egregious faults. Yeah, that doesn't seem ...
by cornfused
Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 11587

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

Coelacanth wrote:
nalin wrote:Mike Vanderjagt's teammates on the Minnesota Fighting Pike
Not sure why a football player has teammates on a hockey team, but whatever.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Fighting_Pike
by cornfused
Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13605

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Any chance that PB Trash will be mirrored on the 13th?
by cornfused
Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13605

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

One team, one buzzer. Maybe a second team.
by cornfused
Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS
Replies: 27
Views: 7023

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS

Ukonvasara wrote:
cournfused wrote:
MLaudermith wrote: Main South
I'd like to buy a vowel!
consider your wish granted
There we go - just spent a while trying to figure out where I picked up the "u."
by cornfused
Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 16495

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Yep, see you there. Maybe with two teams, but money might be an issue.
by cornfused
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS
Replies: 27
Views: 7023

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS

MLaudermith wrote: Main South
I'd like to buy a vowel!
by cornfused
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 12, 2011)
Replies: 61
Views: 13600

Re: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 19, 2011)

We were hoping to mirror this on 1/29, the same weekend as last year, so that we can a) make money and b) give Chicago-area teams to opportunity to play this set. If this set can't be moved up to that weekend, and provided our bid is accepted, will Penn be ok with a delayed mirror in early April? e...
by cornfused
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9474

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

I'm with Rom here - despite the weather and the question delays, this was the most fun I've had at a quizbowl tourney in a long time. Thanks to Charles and the UIUC ABT for putting together a great event!
by cornfused
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 12 packets. 24 teams. Stacked field.
Replies: 45
Views: 11290

Re: 12 packets. 24 teams. Stacked field.

Two problems with this, one minor and one probably a bit misguided: a) You're requiring teams not to talk about the tiebreaker round - if more than 2 or 4 teams play in this round, that would be tricky. Players love to talk about questions at tournaments, and it would be tough to remember which roun...
by cornfused
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)
Replies: 27
Views: 4293

Re: TIT at Michigan (1/22/11)

tetragrammatology wrote:No travel discount? In any case, we'll probably talk about this at practice tomorrow and may end up sending a team or something.
We'll also talk about this one - we'd like to come, but it's 8 hours each way (not as insane as MN's 11, but still plenty.)

EDIT: 12/23: Definitely not gonna happen.
by cornfused
Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13601

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Two more question-specific things: I know that Pushkin wrote lyric poetry that a large number of Russians, if not people, know quite well. I probably should have kept it to just one of those, but the rest of the tossup was solidly spent on Eugene Onegin and "The Bronze Horseman." Again, it's near i...
by cornfused
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9474

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

BGSO wrote:Madison won the final and the tournament. I'll find the score at somepoint.
It's all in the stats. I think the final was Round 0.
by cornfused
Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18592

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Any word on a Midwest mirror of this?
by cornfused
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Editing Liveblog
Replies: 9
Views: 2010

Re: THUNDER Editing Liveblog

So with a week to go, there's something like 5 packets left to write?
by cornfused
Sun Nov 28, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9474

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

If "Eyes..." happens, I'd like to play (and not moderate) but could contribute a laptop.
by cornfused
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 6146

Re: Minnesota Open Discussion

The Philippians tossup unfortunately contained a hose for 2 Timothy, as both books have the verse where Paul says he is being "poured out like a drink offering." I understand this hosed Columbia, and I apologize. The 2 Timothy usage is actually the more famous one, too. I think what happened was th...
by cornfused
Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NT & PORTA Scobol Solo 11/20/10
Replies: 51
Views: 46728

Re: NT & PORTA Scobol Solo 11/20/10

That's a heck of job with the stats, Jonah. Also, I can't help but root for Alex Kling to take the Desperation Shot bid - took the morning champ to OT, then got matched up against Lloyd in a win-or-go-home game... but won the rest? That's a strong performance.
by cornfused
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9474

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Lawrence's in with one buzzer.
by cornfused
Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

dtaylor4 wrote:Well fuck me, I can't find the buzzer file I set up.

I do recall multiple Judges. If my clearly faulty memory serves, Lawrence had the other Judge.
That's right - but our handle-less Judge is next to me right now, so we took the right one home with us.
by cornfused
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

nalin wrote:It was really cool to have every active Big Ten school at this tournament (well, if you don't count Penn State and Iowa, but that's pretty debatable).
Indiana has a team. Or at least, had a team, and the people who were on that team haven't graduated.
by cornfused
Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)
Replies: 34
Views: 8778

Re: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Stats
Maryland puts up 780!
by cornfused
Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Home school
Replies: 3
Views: 734

Re: Home school

One home school association from somewhere in the Dakotas - Sioux Falls, I think - used to go to HSNCT, if I remember correctly...
by cornfused
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

I got bored and found PATH through the prelims. This is totally unadjusted for strength of schedule, 'cause I'm not that good at this stuff. Rank Player Team Bracket PATH 1 Rob Minnesota B Famine 167.5 2 Andrew Minnesota A War 159.3 3 Kurtis Michigan A Death 150.5 4 Greg Lawrence Famine 140.5 5 Libo...
by cornfused
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

This field is now closed. At this time, we should have enough moderators to run this tournament for the 30 teams listed as attending in my second post. There are 32 teams listed in your second post. Before it was edited to add the two extra teams, that post contained a note that two more teams woul...
by cornfused
Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

This field is now closed. At this time, we should have enough moderators to run this tournament for the 30 teams listed as attending in my second post. There are 32 teams listed in your second post. Before it was edited to add the two extra teams, that post contained a note that two more teams woul...
by cornfused
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UChicago (10/9)
Replies: 17
Views: 5555

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UChicago (10/9)

Looks like Knox might bring a team - you'll get an email from me soon about this. What is the word on this? If I can swing it, I'd like to come staff. I've let the right people at Knox know about this, but their first day of term is this Friday, so it might be a while before something happens. Assu...
by cornfused
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UChicago (10/9)
Replies: 17
Views: 5555

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at UChicago (10/9)

Looks like Knox might bring a team - you'll get an email from me soon about this.
by cornfused
Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011
Replies: 44
Views: 9745

Re: Collegiate Prediction Thread, 2010-2011

I'm going to remain coy about this for now, but I will plant the seed that come championship time a certain grad student/LLM acquisition might make Columbia a tempting pick for Nats. You're also picking up a competent science player (who may be occasionally active, I'll ask him) in Michael Schreibe...
by cornfused
Sat Aug 14, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northwestern University "Wake Up Call" (10/16/2010)
Replies: 100
Views: 114506

Re: Northwestern University "Wake Up Call" (10/16/2010)

Dominator wrote:Science and Arts Academy would like to bring a team. (They don't have an official team or coach, which explains me posting this on their behalf.)
Freakin' excellent! I'm an SAA alum...
by cornfused
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Update: THUNDER 2 at NIU CANCELED
Replies: 3
Views: 768

Re: THUNDER 2 at NIU, 12/4/10

I will play this. I might have teammates, but this is during our winter break, so those are doubtful (LU's A-team is from Baton Rouge, Iowa City, Park Ridge, and Naperville, so I might be able to scrounge up a 2-3 player team, tops.)

But sign me up for one team, one buzzer, for sure.
by cornfused
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Why don't more teams bid to host SCT?
Replies: 22
Views: 2714

Re: Why don't more teams bid to host SCT?

We didn't put in a bid because of geography - as an outlier among the quizbowl schools in the region, I thought it would be weird if we hosted. Also the deadline issue - we start school after September 10. If the deadline was the end of October as previously suggested, we would have been able to bid.
by cornfused
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 20810

Re: EFT at UIUC (10/2/10)

Funding is a little up in the air for my team, but at the very least, I'll play this solo.
by cornfused
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 15196

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

bt_green_warbler wrote: Region 8: Wisconsin-Green Bay
Interesting choice there - 2.5 hours from Madison and 3+ from every other active school in the region except mine. How strong of a consideration does geography get in deciding a host?
by cornfused
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago
Replies: 28
Views: 8154

Re: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago

Yes!
by cornfused
Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Me - Lee Henry
Replies: 76
Views: 15196

Re: Me - Lee Henry

by cornfused
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open thanks and discussions
Replies: 126
Views: 24385

Re: Chicago Open thanks and discussions

Ray, thanks for making this point. I think this is actually quite similar to the fact that, for quizbowl, Soviet literature begins and ends with Bulgakov. Now, Bulgakov is great and all, but there are a lot of other writers of the time who are no less worthy of mention; in particular, I find it wei...