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by tiwonge
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 20302

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

I'll play, pending attending the HSNCT.

I'll write (something), even if I don't play.
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 14013

Re: talk about individual questions here

Mathworld, for example, calls it Archimedes' Spiral.
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ArchimedesSpiral.html

Edit: (It has a listing for an Archimedean Spiral, but that's different from the one in the question. Their Archimedes' Spiral more appropriates the a + b*theta of the question.)
by tiwonge
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 14 results - Portland State
Replies: 0
Views: 897

NAQT Region 14 results - Portland State

The Region 14 tournament had 5 teams: UW (2), Boise State, Portland State and Portland Community College. We played a double round robin, with each team getting a bye. Results after the double round robin: http://math.boisestate.edu/~mcnamara/qb/2012/NAQT_SCT/NAQT%20SCT_standings.html UW B beat Bois...
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Late semester trash
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Re: Late semester trash

There may be some high school students coming, but I can't see anybody driving in from Seattle to play. There may also be a possibility of former team members in the area playing. If I can do a formal mirror, I might charge a little money (enough to cover mirror fees), but I don't anticipate there b...
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Late semester trash
Replies: 3
Views: 960

Late semester trash

I am looking into having some sort of trash tournament at the end of the semester. I don't see any on the calendar. The field for such a tournament would probably just consist of club members, a few other students at the university, and maybe some local high schools or high school students. This is ...
by tiwonge
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl discussion
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Penn Bowl discussion

Is there a thread for the Penn Bowl discussion? I didn't see one, or any invite-only forum.
by tiwonge
Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/12
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/12

Is there a discussion forum for the tournament?
by tiwonge
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/12
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at University of Washington - 1/28/11

I expect to come with Joe and Scott, and maybe Tess, too.
by tiwonge
Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at University of Washington
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: TERP Mirror at University of Washington

I asked Scott and Joe if they'd be interested in staying Sunday for this. (I hope that we'll be coming down for the Penn Bowl, anyway.)

We may have to leave early if we do come in order to return to Boise at a decent time.
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4525

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

Other than that, to get better in any field, take notes on questions in that field you hear in practice, look up those notes/terms/etc. later, and do lots of reading in that area. And you can use the many QB databases to generate questions in your subject of interest to read and learn what clues co...
by tiwonge
Wed Nov 09, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14232

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

Bartleby wrote:In this case, I think the Nazi part was significant, because the gold wasn't stolen solely from Jews (though primarily from them).
Yes, this was my understanding when I ruled it wrong.
by tiwonge
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14232

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

What was wrong with the tossup on Nazi gold? I suppose it might depend on the leniency of the underlining and the reader. This struck me as a question about things that have names, but for which a wide variety of acceptable answers existed (mine of "Gold", followed by "Gold that Nazis stole from Je...
by tiwonge
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4525

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

They could still play in novice tournaments like ACF Fall or MUT, probably. They'd be ineligible for the ACF Novice (unless they got explicit permission to play), but other novice tournaments would be OK.
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4568

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

Travis from Ohio State won at 8-2. There was a 3 way tie with a 6-4 record for 2nd place.

Travis took the top scorer.

http://math.boisestate.edu/~mcnamara/qb ... dings.html
by tiwonge
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ACF Fall at Boise State, Nov. 5
Replies: 14
Views: 4568

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

The Education Building.

I'll see everybody Friday night or Saturday morning, I imagine. I'll leave directions on how to get there.
by tiwonge
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 4525

Re: The UCF Quiz Bowl Team Needs Your Help!

Even if you think your A team is diabolical, if they haven't played before, they'd probably be welcome at novice events. (You might need to get exceptions if they're grad students, but I'd think that as long as they haven't played before, they'd probably be welcome.)
by tiwonge
Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Off-limits?
Replies: 16
Views: 3954

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: 3954

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: 4568

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: 4568

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: 4568

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: 4568

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: 872

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: 4568

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: 872

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: 825

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: 872

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: 1450

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: 825

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: 16520

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: 5661

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: 38958

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: 16520

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: 16520

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: 20080

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: 12962

Re: VETO?

What is BLASTOISE?
by tiwonge
Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 12962

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: 12962

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: 16520

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: 12962

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: 20080

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: 15428

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: 133109

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: 1583

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: 1192

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: 15428

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: 16837

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: 16837

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: 731

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, ...