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by tiwonge
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Off-limits?
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Re: Off-limits?

How would you feel about including details about Temple rituals? Mormons consider them "sacred" and won't talk about them outside the temple. They're very uncomfortable hearing others talk about them, too.
by tiwonge
Fri Oct 28, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Off-limits?
Replies: 16
Views: 3878

Off-limits?

When writing a religion question, are there things that are, perhaps, off-limits? Some religions don't allow adherents to talk about certain things. (The whole Xenu thing in Scientology, or for a more mainstream example, what goes on in a Mormon temple, or possibly even the name of God in Judaism.) ...
by tiwonge
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4496

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

It looks like it's just you, Boise State (1-2 teams), UW (2 teams), and TVMSC (unknown number of teams, but I do expect them to come).
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4496

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

I've sent them a couple of e-mails, but haven't heard back.
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4496

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

I expect Treasure Valley Math & Science Charter to have a team or two. We might be able to get two teams from Boise State.

No responses from any of the other regional schools I've contacted (except Portland State--Angelo has said he's not going to be able to come).
by tiwonge
Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4496

Re: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

Field:

Ohio State (1)
Boise State (1)
by tiwonge
Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Tournament mirror @ Boise State (9/17/11)
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Fall Novice Tournament mirror @ Boise State (9/17/11)

Treasure Valley Math & Science Charter pi went 8-0 over a double round robin.

All teams got at least one win, and there were some very close games decided by the last question.

Full stats:
http://math.boisestate.edu/~mcnamara/qb ... dings.html
by tiwonge
Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4496

2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5

Boise State will host the mirror for the ACF Fall in the northwest. Details forthcoming. Fees: Base fee: $120 per team Functional buzzer discount: $5 each Competent staffer discount: $10 each Functional laptop discount: $5 (1 per team) Travel discount (per 200 miles, one way): $10 New to ACF discoun...
by tiwonge
Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Tournament mirror @ Boise State (9/17/11)
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Fall Novice Tournament mirror @ Boise State (9/17/11)

Canyon Ridge High School (Twin Falls): 1-2 teams
by tiwonge
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idaho discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Re: Idaho discussion 2011-2012

Just spend the week in Boise. :)
by tiwonge
Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Tournament mirror @ Boise State (9/17/11)
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Fall Novice Tournament mirror @ Boise State (9/17/11)

Boise State is pleased to host a mirror of the Fall Novice Tournament on Sept. 17. http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11696 We will charge $15 for the tournament, with a $5 discount for buzzer system, for travel more than 100 miles (one way), and for bringing a skilled staff person (if...
by tiwonge
Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at U of Washington - 10/8/11
Replies: 2
Views: 1436

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at U of Washington - 10/8/11

I'll let you know when I know how many we'll bring.

We need to do some recruiting first.
by tiwonge
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idaho discussion 2011-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 801

Idaho discussion 2011-2012

Tentative Fall Schedule All tournaments to be held at Boise State unless otherwise noted. September 17: Kickoff tournament This tournament is designed to be an introductory tournament for new teams or new schools. October 15: Middle School Tournament Sponsored by TVMSC (but held at Boise State) Octo...
by tiwonge
Wed Jun 08, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16389

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

I know some TVMS students had wanted to play, but it was too late for them.
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 5573

Re: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule

Is EFT happening this year?
by tiwonge
Tue May 31, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 214
Views: 37792

Re: 2011 HSNCT discussion

In addition to ratcheting back the field size some, it may be worth revising the qualification procedures so that teams in the top 15% of an A-set tournament no longer qualify (thereby encouraging more circuits to run the IS-set tournaments for proper qualification), and adding a little more discre...
by tiwonge
Tue May 24, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16389

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

I hadn't realized we submit packets. I had assumed it was more guerrilla.

Our packet's about half written. I'll see if I can get everybody to finish it.
by tiwonge
Wed May 18, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16389

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

Douglas, David and I have formed a team. We can still use a fourth, if anybody else is available.

Edit: Daniel Brezina has joined us.
by tiwonge
Mon May 02, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 19890

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

For what it's worth, I don't think that easy part was significantly easier than, say, asking for the element with the atomic symbol Zn. They seem to be at about the same level. (Also, the question about Zn had that in the first part, meaning people might not have even paid attention to the rest of t...
by tiwonge
Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12404

Re: VETO?

What is BLASTOISE?
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12404

Re: VETO?

Seems like a lot of experienced writers have pledged packets for this non-tournament, plus at least two of them offered to edit categories. If this happens, I'm curious about what distribution would look like. Standard ACF distribution, I would think. Except perhaps more Canadian content. And gobst...
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12404

Re: VETO?

I suspect that if it were edited, it would cease to be VETO. It might become ANGST or something similar.

(Edited to add: and probably wouldn't get played in Vancouver, but probably might still get played in Toronto, which was what prompted this thread.)
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16389

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

I plan to be there, and will play with anybody and help write, if there are any open teams or unfinished packets.
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12404

Re: VETO?

Paul Smith will be visiting me over the summer, and we're both interested in going to Canada to play. We'd be willing to write a packet together.
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion
Replies: 68
Views: 19890

Re: MUT 2011 (Non-Specific) Discussion

Out of curiosity, is there any way to make these private forums public after the last mirror has played so that everybody can view the discussion without having to request membership? (And, possibly, to move them all to a single place/forum/subforum/whatever just to clean it up a bit?)
by tiwonge
Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14716

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

I won't be there, unfortunately, but I'd be happy to contribute one or two non-science questions (and maybe a math question if you desperately need science) for teams, or for a guerrilla packet.
by tiwonge
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 113897

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

Are all the mirrors done? Will the packets be released soon?
by tiwonge
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boise State MUT mirror 4/30
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Boise State MUT mirror 4/30

Boise State will be hosting a mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament on April 30. This is not a packet-submission tournament and is open to all undergraduate teams. We will meet at 9 AM and start play at 10 AM (instead of 8 AM/9 AM, to accommodate those west-to-east time zone travelers). W...
by tiwonge
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at U of Washington - 4/2/11
Replies: 5
Views: 1134

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at U of Washington - 4/2/11

I'll come. I'm not sure if I'll bring a team or not.
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago
Replies: 107
Views: 14716

Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

I'll contribute questions, and might play if we arrive early enough (or at all). I'm not very good, so it's not going to be a huge difference to your team if I miss it. :)
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16190

Re: talk about individual questions here

The archaeology question was negged with anthropology in the round I was watching. (What's the difference between archaeology and physical anthropology? I guess the latter is more focused on human remains, and not civilization?)
by tiwonge
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16190

Re: Welcome to the 2011 SCT discussion

Can someone explain why "Jewish prayer shawl" isn't an acceptable interrupt for "tallit?" Things have names. You gotta know those names. This question was negged in 2 of the 3 rooms in our region. (It might have been negged in all three, but I wasn't watching the other, and the UW B team had a stro...
by tiwonge
Sat Feb 05, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 14 SCT at Portland State University - 2/5/11
Replies: 2
Views: 725

Re: Region 14 SCT at Portland State University - 2/5/11

UW B finished the double round robin 8-2 and Boise State finished 7-3. Boise State beat UW B in an advantaged playoff to win the tournament. Boise State took the DI title, and UW B took the DII title. Thanks to Portland State for hosting this. The facilities were great, we had plenty of volunteers, ...
by tiwonge
Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What to do with bystanders?
Replies: 10
Views: 1520

Re: What to do with bystanders?

2. None of the high schoolers involved are planning to play spring high school tournaments using either of the SCT sets. How do we know if a spring tournament uses SCT sets? Are they explicit (I didn't realize people did that), or is it that there is some overlap between questions like there is bet...
by tiwonge
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 6719

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

There are ways around that. Form a parallel club to compete in other events, for example.
by tiwonge
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Colorado summer event
Replies: 7
Views: 1347

Re: Interest in Colorado summer event

My sister's near Boulder, and I could easily plan a trip to visit her to coincide with anything there.
by tiwonge
Tue Jan 11, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)
Replies: 17
Views: 5640

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 @ Stanford (2/26/11)

If we can finish writing our packet and there are no logistical hangups, Boise State expects to be there with 1 team, buzzers, and a volunteer if needed.
by tiwonge
Sun Dec 05, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wild Kingdom Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2737

Re: Wild Kingdom Discussion

Is the set posted anywhere?
by tiwonge
Sat Dec 04, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Treasure Valley Tournament at Boise State (12/4/10)
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Treasure Valley Tournament at Boise State (12/4/10)

Treasure Valley Math & Science Charter pi won the 2010 Treasure Valley Tournament. They ran away from the field, going undefeated. Bishop Kelly A took second place with a 7-3 record. Standings can be found here: http://math.boisestate.edu/~mcnamara/qb/2010/TVT/TVT10_standings.html Aside from the top...
by tiwonge
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Treasure Valley Tournament at Boise State (12/4/10)
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Treasure Valley Tournament at Boise State (12/4/10)

In the last 2 days, the field has decreased by 3 schools and 5 teams. :( The current field: Bishop Kelly: 2-3 Treasure Valley Math & Science: 2-3 I think we're going to go on with the tournament. The two best teams in the original field are still coming. I assume that even with this size, one school...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9820

Re: trophies?

Trophies were always a big hit at Blake tournaments, especially among teams that didn't frequent tournaments... frequently. Neg prizes, on the other hand, should be only given out if you're sure the recipient has a sense of humor about the whole thing. I didn't mind receiving the numerous neg prize...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9820

Re: trophies?

Apparently the trophy places I go to are expensive? In any case, I didn't mean to imply that trophies are a bad idea; only that if your tournament only has about eight teams, then it doesn't seem necessary to give out trophies for the top three places. I'd definitely say that you should give a trop...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Treasure Valley Tournament at Boise State (12/4/10)
Replies: 5
Views: 1293

Re: Treasure Valley Tournament at Boise State (12/4/10)

Field update for Saturday's tournament:

Timberline: 1
BK: 2-3
TVMSC: 2-3
St. Joseph: 2
Payette: 2
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9820

Re: trophies?

There's a relatively cheap trophy place in town. Trophies cost between $8.25 (for an 8" trophy) to $24.95 (for a 16" trophy). If I take $5 from each team's registration fee, that's $50 or so, which should be enough to get 3 trophies (About $40 for one of each of the three sizes). Honestly, at this p...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: trophies?
Replies: 46
Views: 9820

trophies?

How common are trophies at high school tournaments? We didn't give any out for our kickoff tournament because we looked at it as an introductory/warmup tournament. I had been planning to give trophies for this next tournament, but they haven't been ordered yet, and somebody else raised the question ...
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 21411

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Eternal gratitude doesn't last as long as it used to.
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 14947

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

I can give you BYU's contact information if you want it. I invited them up here for the ACF Fall, but they weren't able to come. You'll need to remind them early enough that they can get the paperwork done to travel. (It looks like they're about equidistant from Phoenix/Tucson as from the Bay area, ...
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 21411

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

(does anyone actually like Cats?) Yes. A pet peeve I had was that in one of the packets there were 6 or so tossups or bonuses about people or things related to Russia. It might be alright for quizbowl purposes, but it just seemed weird to me. Another complaint I had was that bonus difficulty seemed...