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by tiwonge
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: State tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 4975

Re: State tournaments

How are teams selected for these? Do they have to qualify through regional or local tournaments?

Edit: oh, I see you said the NAQT tournament was open. Do you ever have to deal with more teams wanting to play than you can handle?
by tiwonge
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: State tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 4975

State tournaments

I'm not a new high school team, but I am new to trying to coordinate statewide cooperation. I am trying to reach out to northern and eastern Idaho to see if I can encourage schools there to start and establish a circuit. Summer's not the best time to reach teachers, but I did hear back from one teac...
by tiwonge
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 17
Views: 8548

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

Is there any way to get contact information from schools who attend these tournaments?
by tiwonge
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Where do I get Anderson Officiator 10 Buzzers?
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: Where do I get Anderson Officiator 10 Buzzers?

Also consider applying for a buzzer system from Matt's Buzzers. (You may already have one now, but this is an option for teams reading this thread and looking for one in the future.)

http://www.mattsbuzzers.com/
by tiwonge
Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: 2017 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 6770

Re: 2017 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference

Fred should have an audio recording of it. (This was my test setup for video recording, and the audio did not work correctly, so I have a video recording without audio, which isn't helpful. Ophir might have a video recording from his webcam.)
by tiwonge
Mon May 29, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT
Replies: 15
Views: 7417

Re: ACRONYM X at the 2017 HSNCT

This was a lot of fun to read to the high school teams.

Are there results somewhere? I had to leave to catch a bus, and didn't see any results.
by tiwonge
Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT General Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 8132

Re: 2017 EMT General Discussion

Do you want grammar/readability corrections? I'd be happy to e-mail some of that stuff (I didn't make notes, but I can go back over it) to an editor for future mirrors, if you let me know who to e-mail. The proofing wasn't bad--this sort of thing always comes up, and there certainly have been worse-...
by tiwonge
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at BYU 4/1/17
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at BYU 4/1/17

BYU A won the tournament, going 8-1, and taking two of three games from Colorado, who finished 7-2.

Matt from Colorado was the top scorer.

Thanks to everybody who came!
by tiwonge
Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at BYU 4/1/17
Replies: 1
Views: 1195

Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at BYU 4/1/17

BYU will be hosting a mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament on April 1, 2017 Current field: BSU (1) BYU (2) Colorado (1) For more information, contact me at tiwonge@gmail.com. I am helping BYU arrange the logistics of hosting their first tournament, and I haven't yet gotten them to get on the...
by tiwonge
Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 7725

Re: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

Do you know if this is for 2017 or 2018?
by tiwonge
Sat Feb 18, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Master List of Tournaments by Region
Replies: 5
Views: 5441

Re: 2016-17 Master List of Tournaments by Region

Skype mirror of Penn Bowl?

(Are there any other Skype tournaments?)
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 7725

(2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

The musical Hamilton is coming to Atlanta. http://atlanta.broadway.com/shows/hamilton-baa/ There are show dates during HSNCT on Friday night (8 PM), Saturday night (8 PM) and Sunday (1 PM and 6:30 PM). No show dates listed for Monday. I don't see anything here about ticket prices; it may be too earl...
by tiwonge
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting a new team in the west
Replies: 3
Views: 3224

Re: Starting a new team in the west

BYU also has a team now, and I am in contact with some people at Reed. They were going to join the circuit this year, but something happened. They were non-responsive for months at the end of last semester, but reached out to me recently. I'm hoping that they'll join us next year.
by tiwonge
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 43983

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

The situation here will probably result in no actual teams from the Rocky Mountain circuit qualifying for ICT in Division I. This is probably not good. None of the policies proposed in this thread would change that situation. That's false; limiting teams to one site would have disincentivized Colum...
by tiwonge
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Boise State (2/11/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Re: NAQT SCT at Boise State (2/4/17)

After having to postpone the tournament due to snow on 2/4, we held the tournament this weekend.

UW A went 9-0 in a triple round robin.
BYU went 6-3
UW B went 2-7
BSU went 1-8

Thanks to all the teams that came.
by tiwonge
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Boise State (2/11/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

NAQT SCT at Boise State (2/11/17)

The 2017 NorthwestSectional Championship Tournament (SCT) will be taking place at Boise State University on Saturday, February 4th, 2017. Please register for the SCT through the NAQT: here Please contact me at tiwonge@gmail.com if you have any questions. (This post may be updated as warranted to pro...
by tiwonge
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is there a Harvard club?
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Re: Is there a Harvard club?

I don't think she looked. She wanted to help out here before she returned, and I suggested she help out with some tournaments there.
by tiwonge
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is there a Harvard club?
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Is there a Harvard club?

A quick google search didn't turn up anything, so I thought this might be quicker. We've got a former Boise high school student who is at Harvard. She asked me about volunteering with local tournaments before she had to leave, but there aren't any happening before then. I suggested that if she is in...
by tiwonge
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The West
Replies: 13
Views: 8106

Re: The West

BYU has an active team. We have Skype-scrimmaged them. If we ever host a tournament here at Boise State, I'm sure they'll come up to play. (I'm hoping to host an SCT, or, failing that, the MUT.) Andrew Hart has asked them if they'd be interested in hosting a Rocky Mountain mirror of ACF Regional, so...
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4147

Re: PB 2016: General Discussion

Have all the mirrors been completed? Can this set be public now?

(Where might I find a copy of it? I didn't take good notes when I was playing, and there were some questions I wanted to take a look at.)
by tiwonge
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Skype Mirror - Saturday, 11/26/16
Replies: 7
Views: 3137

Re: Penn Bowl Skype Mirror - Saturday, 11/26/16

Is this the last mirror? Is the set clear now?

(If not, where is the discussion taking place, and could I get a copy of the questions?)
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at University of Washington - 11/5/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: ACF Fall at University of Washington - 11/5/16

Is there any way to update that form? One student can't make it, and that makes the team eligible as an UG team.
by tiwonge
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at University of Washington - 11/5/16
Replies: 4
Views: 2310

Re: ACF Fall at University of Washington - 11/5/16

Boise State will be there with 1 team.
by tiwonge
Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The West
Replies: 13
Views: 8106

Re: The West

BYU appears to have something of an active team right now. Their facebook group is active and advertising practice times & locations.
by tiwonge
Tue Sep 13, 2016 1:29 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The West
Replies: 13
Views: 8106

Re: The West

I may be able to revive the Boise State team this year. Denver's a bit of a hike for us (but not a whole lot more than Seattle or Portland). Keep me informed. Do it man. Be informed we have an active club here and would love to build the network in this part of the country. My initial recruitment t...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Building (and sustaining) a team
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

Re: (Re)Building (and sustaining) a team

Aside from expanding the high school circuit to get more high school students and potentially future students here at BSU into quiz bowl, and expanding the collegiate circuit to make it more active and give people more opportunities to play--both of which I am trying to do, but are not going to bear...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Building (and sustaining) a team
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

Re: (Re)Building (and sustaining) a team

I've got a small high school circuit going, but all the high school students who play quiz bowl go elsewhere--Stanford, WUSL, LSU, Johns Hopkins, etc. I still run high school tournaments on principle, and maybe if it expands to more schools, we might get a few people to come here (or possibly to nea...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Building (and sustaining) a team
Replies: 4
Views: 3407

(Re)Building (and sustaining) a team

I'm trying to rebuild the program here at Boise State. Looking back, we never did a great job at recruitment or team-building. We had a good 3-4 year period where we had some good young players who lasted a few years, but when they left, we were never able to recruit more. Or rather, when they were ...
by tiwonge
Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: The West
Replies: 13
Views: 8106

Re: The West

I may be able to revive the Boise State team this year. Denver's a bit of a hike for us (but not a whole lot more than Seattle or Portland). Keep me informed.
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Question providers for TV tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 2681

Re: Question providers for TV tournaments

If questions are going to be televised (and possibly viewable/streamable over the internet), how does NAQT handle that? Would they have to produce a custom set to prevent access to the questions at other sites?
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 13, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Recommendations for Buzzer System
Replies: 4
Views: 4051

Re: Recommendations for Buzzer System

The Anderson system above is the standard (and the cheapest, not coincidentally), but it is restricted to 5 players per team. (Oh, it looks like there's a more expensive one that expands to a total of 32 players.) If you're looking for something for 6 players per team, there's also Quizco. (This hap...
by tiwonge
Sat May 28, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mass at HSNCT
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Re: Mass at HSNCT

Mass will be held in Monet, sometime soon.
by tiwonge
Wed May 25, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mass at HSNCT
Replies: 1
Views: 2399

Mass at HSNCT

Fr. Augustine and Fr. Gregory from Cistercian will again offer Mass Saturday evening after the last round. I don't know where it will be held--they'll find a suitable room somewhere, and hopefully we can get some signs up directing people there. You're welcome to contact me, but I'll be staffing, so...
by tiwonge
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 29310

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: Question set discussion

Auroni wrote:Of course, in lieu of available conversion statistics for all of these questions
Is there any reason why we don't have conversion statistics? Not enough manpower? Not worth it for a tournament that is only held once a year? Too small a sample size to be meaningful for just this one tournament?
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 56627

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

I have uploaded all my PACE photos to flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/tiwonge/sets/72157651895407923 (I removed two photos that were a bit blurry, but otherwise they're there, unedited and unculled, for good and for bad.) I have no problem with any team or individual associated with quiz bowl ...
by tiwonge
Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 56627

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Updated through the first set of games (the first seven games).
by tiwonge
Mon May 18, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Arcadia!
Replies: 70
Views: 42224

Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT: May 30-31, Chicago

If anybody is interested in attending Mass during HSNCT, Fr. Augustine and Fr. Gregory from Cistercian have again agreed to offer Mass for the quiz bowl community. Mass should start about 15 minutes after the last round ends on Saturday. E-mail me (tiwonge@gmail.com) or call/text me (928-245-0244) f...
by tiwonge
Mon May 18, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Side events at the 2015 HSNCT
Replies: 11
Views: 7014

Re: Side events at the 2015 HSNCT

I don't know if this qualifies as a side event, but Fr. Augustine and Fr. Gregory from Cistercian have again agreed to offer Mass for the quiz bowl community at the HSNCT. Mass should start about 15 minutes after the last round ends on Saturday. E-mail me (tiwonge@gmail.com) or call/text me (928-245...
by tiwonge
Mon May 18, 2015 12:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Science Bowl Moderating
Replies: 5
Views: 3037

Re: Science Bowl Moderating

Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant wrote:Will we get an update as to exactly how "ridiculous and terrible" the event was?
The most ridiculous thing I have about it is multiple choice questions. (And multiple choice questions that must be answered word-for-word, if they are not simply answered with the letter of the choice.)
by tiwonge
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6566

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

As Jacob O said, I felt the consolation rounds were poorly organized. What was supposed to be a 7:50 staff meeting didn't start until 8:30 with games not starting until almost 9:30. I think the best solution is for NAQT to appoint someone (doesn't have to be an NAQT member; a lot of the consolation...
by tiwonge
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63752

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Corry wrote: North Carolina
There were two NC questions (in the same round, no less). Was this the geography/history one, or the current events/politics one?

I realize that this wasn't your fault, but it made some teams hesitant to buzz in with NC on the second question.
by tiwonge
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the Clock, and how to play with it
Replies: 26
Views: 9929

Re: On the Clock, and how to play with it

Bonuses are separated because they are not linked to the tossup, currently. Right. I think what Dave is saying is that since the bonuses are essentially arbitrary, there's no reason why they can't be listed under each tossup (not tied to the tossup, and still randomly ordered) instead of at the end...
by tiwonge
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the Clock, and how to play with it
Replies: 26
Views: 9929

Re: On the Clock, and how to play with it

\2. When I read, I say usually some variant of "answer?" when seeking an answer (sometime's it's "anything?" or "answer please?"). I typically "neg" or "neg five" on tossups, but sometimes "no." On bonuses, I typically say "30" or "20" or whatever to indicate quickly what a team has scored and to h...
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 8555

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

It would also be useful to have some blank moderator evaluation cards in the folders for times when a moderator forgets to hand them out in one room. I had one team mention that their previous moderator wasn't very good, but that the team never received a card. The team wasn't interested in writing...
by tiwonge
Sat May 31, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mass during HSNCT
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

Re: Mass during HSNCT

I will be staffing in JFK all day today. Meet me there at the conclusion of today's matches (around 6:45) and we'll find a suitable place.
by tiwonge
Thu May 29, 2014 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mass during HSNCT
Replies: 1
Views: 1852

Mass during HSNCT

The past few years, the HSNCT was held in Atlanta where the Basilica of the Sacred Heart was a few blocks down the street. I know that several people went there Sunday morning for Mass. This year, there's no church conveniently nearby, but if you'd still like to attend Mass, the Fr. Gregory from Cis...
by tiwonge
Wed May 28, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 39
Views: 31725

Re: New College Contact List

In the past, there was also a list that could be sent to seniors to enter their contact information and schools that would be forwarded to the respective collegiate contacts. Does something like this still exist? I'd like to forward it to my list of area seniors. I think they'd respond to this sligh...
by tiwonge
Wed May 28, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35636

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

Also, I wanted to mention that I appreciated the "prime" question, in particular the use of recent advances (the reference to the comb technique) in the field of twin primes. I was excited to see that in the question. It doesn't often happen in mathematics.
by tiwonge
Mon May 26, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 35636

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

The Triduum is Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, so Good Friday is the second day of the Triduum, and not the first. (That wasn't the only issue I had with the question, but it was the only factual error.) Other than that (and some more generous answer lines--mitzvah was negged as comman...
by tiwonge
Sat May 17, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT over Skype (5/10)
Replies: 20
Views: 6058

Re: MUT over Skype (5/10)

Yale cleared the field. The chimera team finished second. (The two high school teams left after round 6, so the last 4 rounds were just played over packets 7 and 8.) Jacob was the top scorer at 140 ppg, and Joelle was second. Full stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2228/stats/final/ A b...