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by tiwonge
Mon May 12, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

Your team, your opponent's team, and a moderator set up a conference call (audio, not video) using Skype. The moderator starts reading a question. When you know the answer, you type into Skype chat: "buzz" (or, preferably, "buzz 3" for question number 3, etc.) If two teams buzz at the same time, the...
by tiwonge
Fri May 09, 2014 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

Tanay can't play because he is graduating. There will be a spot on that team for an interested player.
by tiwonge
Fri May 09, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (postponed to 5/17)

This tournament has been postponed to next Saturday, 5/17.

There is still room for more teams, if people are interested.
by tiwonge
Fri May 09, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

In the case of Cinco Rancho, they'll be playing it over the summer at TQBA camp.
by tiwonge
Fri May 09, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

Two teams just dropped today, and one who recently expressed interest decided not to play.
by tiwonge
Fri May 09, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

I sent out an e-mail to everybody. I think your teammates got the e-mail, but I didn't send it to you because I didn't have your address. I'll forward you a copy of it now.
by tiwonge
Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Neg Prizes
Replies: 16
Views: 4436

Re: Neg Prizes

I have, in the past, bought children's computer games at the library book sale for $1 or so to use as neg prizes.
by tiwonge
Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments
Replies: 25
Views: 6511

Re: Driving to FAR AWAY Tournaments

Boise to Vancouver for VETO (638 miles). Not a national tournament. Done twice. Boise to Atlanta by way of Columbus (to visit grandparents) and Syracuse (to visit a sister) and other places that were not quite as out of the way (3421+ miles), HSNCT. Return trip was closer to 2500 miles. Two of these...
by tiwonge
Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

Interest expressed so far:

Tanay, Andrew Nadig, Victor Prieto
Cinco Rancho High School (with one spot available, if interested)
UCI
UW (2)
Yale
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 21, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6057

MUT over Skype (5/10)

The Quizbowl Team at University of Washington in conjunction with Boise State will host a Skype mirror of the Minnesota Undergrad Tournament on Saturday, May 10th. For East Coast teams, the tournament will start a little later than usual--namely 11:00 AM EDT. I expect the tournament to go until arou...
by tiwonge
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2615

Re: General Discussion

Is this set clear? I had somebody ask me for a copy of it, and it's apparently not on the archive, so I didn't know if there were any plans to be using it for some future tournament.
by tiwonge
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 17
Views: 8539

Re: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming

If you need any help from me next semester, my teaching schedule is just Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I can probably find time on weekends to get to Wyoming or Utah or western Montana (or northern Idaho).
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall
Replies: 1
Views: 1341

ACF Fall

Is ACF Fall clear now? Can it be discussed? (Is there already a hidden thread for it?)
by tiwonge
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13

Stats are posted.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

UW B went undefeated to finish 10-0.
"Salmon" beat UW A on ppg tiebreakers to take second place.

(Last two rounds for Boise are actually forfeit losses.)
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 26789

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

Perhaps the issue is , in fact, an issue of social responsibility--and people just need to buck the hell up and--that's right--write a damn packet. That said, I do think it's sort of silly to stick a one-man team (or a team with only one packet-mandatory player) with a whole packet, and there could...
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: online/Skype tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: online/Skype tournament

Maybe once we set up a tournament so that they can experience it (especially for the more rural schools with little to no quiz bowl experience), we can suggest that they run an ad-lib league like this.
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: online/Skype tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: online/Skype tournament

We have an online skype league in the Northeast So, this is like a league, and not a tournament? So you're probably just playing 1 match per team on a given day? How do the logistics work for you? What do the teams do? The moderator? Teams play one match per week. There's a lot of freedom involved;...
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: online/Skype tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: online/Skype tournament

KnicksRule wrote:We have an online skype league in the Northeast
So, this is like a league, and not a tournament? So you're probably just playing 1 match per team on a given day?

How do the logistics work for you? What do the teams do? The moderator?
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: online/Skype tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: online/Skype tournament

We have an online skype league in the Northeast Shravan's league is Skype Bowl with a schedule, which certainly isn't a bad thing, but doesn't mean it's anywhere near the same as a tournament. You played in the Penn Bowl this weekend. How did it compare to your other experiences? What are some thin...
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: online/Skype tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: online/Skype tournament

I do some online practice, with Niki in fact, and I am sure that she would agree that if you can, screenshare is the way to go. It prevents people from cheating by googling answers and stuff. We use google hangouts, and it is really smooth, but has the drawback of a ten person limit. If you're worr...
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: online/Skype tournament
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

online/Skype tournament

On the college circuit, UW has run an online/Skype tournament 3 or 4 times. Has this been done on the high school circuit? I think that this sort of thing might be something we need to look into here in Idaho. There are lots of small schools and rural schools, and it's expensive for them to come to ...
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 5786

Re: General Discussion

Speaking as a player on a lower-tier team, I was a bit disappointed at first in the difficulty. It was advertised as Penn-ance level difficulty (and that's what I told my teammates), but I think it overshot that. Other than that, I enjoyed the set. Except for a few games, I felt that we were competi...
by tiwonge
Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's up with Utah?
Replies: 11
Views: 4060

Re: What's up with Utah?

We've had Utah schools come up to Boise for tournaments. I have contact info for some schools. I know that Juan Diego and Saint Josephs both have somewhat-established programs. I can put you in touch with them. Also, I can add you to my mailing list so that you're notified of tournaments up here. It...
by tiwonge
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Younger players
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: Younger players

If you are planning on using NAQT MS-sets, then the difficulty shouldn't be too bad- we've had one elementary school come to various tournaments in the region, and they've been able to put up points and wins against middle school teams. We'll be using NAQT MS sets. Are there any other MS sets avail...
by tiwonge
Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Younger players
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Younger players

Lately, I've been trying to establish a middle school circuit in Boise, so I've been contacting schools in the area. A lot of them have no experience with quiz bowl, so they have lots of questions. One question they asked, though, I wanted to see what others felt about it. For schools that are K-8, ...
by tiwonge
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6625

Re: Small School NCT discussion

I wonder if the discrepancy in attendance between small schools and larger schools isn't because the small schools don't want to compete against the larger schools, but rather, that smaller schools are more rural and have a smaller base to fundraise from, making it harder to attend a national tourna...
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13

We'll have a team and I expect TVMSC to have a team.

I recently made contact with somebody at BYU, and there's a chance they might be able to send a team.
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Community College Team-WA State
Replies: 3
Views: 3642

Re: New Community College Team-WA State

At some point, Portland Community College had been interested in joining the circuit. Maybe with another community college nearby, they might be convinced to do something with you.
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

2013 ACF Fall at Boise State: 11/2/13

Boise State will be hosting the northwest mirror of ACF Fall 2013 on Saturday, November 2nd. To register for the tournament, please email tiwonge@gmail.com and fill out this form . Please include how many teams, buzzers, and staffers you can bring. Packets Packet Submission As per the ACF submission...
by tiwonge
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Coaching clinic
Replies: 0
Views: 1621

Coaching clinic

The two most experienced quiz bowl programs on the local circuit each lost their coach for this year. Between the new coaches there and trying to recruit new schools to the circuit, I thought I'd offer a coaching clinic sometime next month, to help the new coaches prepare their teams. What kinds of ...
by tiwonge
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Cold-calling
Replies: 2
Views: 1928

Cold-calling

I'm trying to recruit some new teams in the area. Who is the best person to contact? If their web page lists a science bowl type of person, I contact them. But otherwise? Principal? Vice principal? National Honor Society type of person? I'm also trying to see if I can get some middle school teams in...
by tiwonge
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "How to Host a Tournament" Discussion - All Commentary Here!
Replies: 17
Views: 5392

Re: "How to Host a Tournament" Discussion - All Commentary Here!

I won't comment at length, but one of the most important things a novice tournament director should know is how to change tournament schedules on a dime should there be no-shows or a team leaving before rebracketing or whatever. That means keeping tournament bracketing software handy if a team has ...
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2013-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2451

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2013-2014

When is the deadline for submitting a packet for the ACF Fall 2013? I imagine that it's close to last year's date.
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Releasing unused ACF submissions
Replies: 10
Views: 2208

Releasing unused ACF submissions

I don't know if this is part of ACF rules, but I'd like to see something done with unused packet submissions, even if it's just to release them, unedited (after the tournament, of course), as further practice questions, or something. It's not like the people who wrote the questions can recycle them,...
by tiwonge
Sun May 05, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9578

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

It's not a huge deal or anything, but Joe only played the first 6 games for Boise. He didn't play in the TAMU game in the last round. We had fun. My computer, for some reason, kept turning the volume of my microphone down. My apologies for the delays due to that. I think the only other issue was som...
by tiwonge
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9578

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

We'll definitely be playing. Joe and I will play, even if we can't find anybody else.
by tiwonge
Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI general set discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 4363

Re: DI general set discussion

So, a quick note- That tossup on "Heaven" which has already been dissected in the other thread was tossup #20 or 21 in that packet. Are we still undecided on whether or not to put trash questions this late into a packet? I feel like people have complained about this for ages (though I can't recall ...
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3817

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

Certainly, we could have done so. I'm not honestly certain how interested other schools would have been; some would and some wouldn't, probably. Until one of us ended up on an NAQT staff invite list (thanks to College Jeopardy) nobody at Gonzaga had heard of either NAQT or ACF; I can't speak to oth...
by tiwonge
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Security Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: General Security Discussion

Any thoughts from anyone regarding moving in the direction of not allowing packets to be distributed post-tournament to participating teams if mirrors are still to occur? Seems like a good idea to me. It would be nice, especially for new circuits, to be able to give teams a copy of the questions. I...
by tiwonge
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Security Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 7104

Re: General Security Discussion

Hosting the packets and sending a password has almost the exact same security risk as just sending the packets. If somebody can access the e-mail to get the packets, they can access the e-mail to get the password, and then get the packets. The only benefit is possibly some sort of trace or IP tracki...
by tiwonge
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 44592

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 15 Total

merv1618 wrote:What kind of attention/reputation do you think quiz bowl in general will get because of all this mess?
It's not important unless it's important enough to cheat in. This legitimizes quiz bowl. Maybe?
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 14 SCT - University of Washington - 2/9/12
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Region 14 SCT - University of Washington - 2/9/12

Results:
4 teams, triple round robin.

UW A won with a 8-1 record.
Boise State was 5-4
Bellevue was 4-5
UW B was 1-8

Joe from Boise State was the top scorer.

Have the stats been posted yet?
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13
Replies: 7
Views: 2589

Re: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13

I don't think we'll be able to play. (No packet written, and I don't know if we have enough experienced players to make it worth forming a team.)
by tiwonge
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An observation about coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

Re: An observation about coaches

I guess my observation wasn't very universal. And my set of known quiz bowl coaches is somewhat small. In Idaho, I suppose, a lot of the coaches are in the sciences because the longest-running thing here is a science bowl (that has some non-science questions in it). Maybe that colors my perception. ...
by tiwonge
Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An observation about coaches
Replies: 10
Views: 2448

An observation about coaches

In my observation, it seems that math teachers are over-represented as quiz bowl coaches. Does this bear out in the larger view? Is there some reason why math people seem more drawn to quiz bowl (despite it having a smaller representation in the canon), or why people who enjoy quiz bowl are drawn to...
by tiwonge
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 6541

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

One thing that I started doing was reading the tossups out loud but copying and pasting the bonus parts. It's harder sometimes on bonus parts if you miss a pronoun (especially on particularly wordy parts) to understand what is being asked for and assuming people can read the text on the computer (w...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10190

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion

Minor point, but Malchus (Cornell, bonus 12) was not a soldier, but the slave of a high priest (John 18:10). I liked the idea, though.
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12
Replies: 5
Views: 3224

Re: ACF Fall at Boise State 11/3/12

UW A won the tournament.
TVMSC finished second.

Brittany (Bellevue) was the top overall scorer.

Thanks to all who came and played. I'll have stats posted as soon as I go back through and try to piece together which TVMSC players subbed out for a few rounds.
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Important information regarding ACF Fall payment!
Replies: 19
Views: 6553

Re: Important information regarding ACF Fall payment!

Hosts will report any day-of changes that affect the payment amount. Except in special circumstances to be determined by the treasurer, teams must register all buzzers, staffers, etc. before the tournament to receive a discount. In short, you cannot receive an extra discount for bringing more buzze...
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 6541

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

I'm interested.

Would the difficulty level be appropriate for a strong high school team (possibly TVMSC)? If so, we could try to set up a couple of laptops with Skype here and host both teams.