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by Charbroil
Sun Jun 04, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 32765

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

As with last year, we might bring a couple of team staffers to CO. If we do, is there any way we could get a discount? We've started discussions about bringing staffers to CO, and as of now, we might be able to bring up to 3 +/- 1 staffers. Along those lines, it would be nice to know if a discount ...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50297

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

AKKOLADE wrote:For those that care, the HSNCT aPPB adjustment is +4.67. The two closest sets are BHSAT (+3.47) and EMT (+6.08).
Is there a list of all of the adjustments available?
by Charbroil
Tue May 23, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta
Replies: 23
Views: 9945

Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

I can staff this. Jeff, I'll send you a message about this.
by Charbroil
Sun May 21, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 32765

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

As with last year, we might bring a couple of team staffers to CO. If we do, is there any way we could get a discount?
by Charbroil
Thu May 11, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after)
Replies: 35
Views: 19699

Re: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after

Progcon wrote:
That DCC guy wrote:Similarly to the Texas Mirror idea will there be an open skype tournament of WAO?
If this Skype mirror isn't happening, can the set be posted?
I've heard that there will be a mirror in Louisiana in late June.
by Charbroil
Sun May 07, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12434

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

We played the first two packets in two preliminary rooms. We then divided everyone based on their preliminary results into upper and a lower playoff pools and played the last packet there. I couldn't play the two preliminary packets because I playtested them, but I won the upper playoff pool. Logan ...
by Charbroil
Sun May 07, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 29402

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

2/ When will ACF Regionals be? This season, the date for Regionals changed suddenly and without warning from what was the past two years. This almost proved catastrophic for our team because we'd already scheduled our high school tournament for the same weekend, which meant that we almost missed ou...
by Charbroil
Sun May 07, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 29402

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Two questions: 1/ Is Penn Bowl occurring again this year? This seems like the kind of thing that the Penn team should announce relatively soon. 2/ When will ACF Regionals be? This season, the date for Regionals changed suddenly and without warning from what it was the past two years. This almost pro...
by Charbroil
Wed May 03, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 3011

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats

Can we share the spreadsheet with people who aren't going to play the tournament (and who, for example, want to see it for player poll voting purposes)?

Alternatively, are there any mirrors of this set still coming up? If not, can the subforum just be opened up to general viewing?
by Charbroil
Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 36477

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Someone asked me for a copy of the ACF Regionals set; is there a reason why it hasn't been posted yet? If it's still being used for NASAT tryouts, which states is it being used in? It would be nice to know so that we can know whom we can share it with.
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals survey
Replies: 3
Views: 2520

Re: ACF Nationals survey

If you came to Nationals, you just received an email asking you to fill out a survey. If you didn't come to Nationals but could potentially have (i.e. you played Regionals but either didn't qualify or turned down your bid), we'd appreciate it if you also filled it out. It shouldn't take you more th...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Schedules & Stats
Replies: 9
Views: 4489

Re: Schedules & Stats

You should be able to see final results for every individual event at nhbbstats.com. We have the bowl placements, but we're trying to figure out how to display those most gracefully; you can generally figure out where you are by looking at your afternoon group (like Threes, Fours, etc) and looking ...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 8304

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

I mean that ICT has more schools, total. So if one school fails to bring buzzers, there are still more schools that might do so. And in fact we did end up relying on a smaller proportion of teams to bring a larger number of buzzers, so when those teams didn't bring them we were much more vulnerable...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 8304

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

In that case, I think it would make more sense for ACF to just figure out why NAQT doesn't have the same issue with teams not bringing buzzers to nationals. That seems much easier than coming up with complex schemes about buying/storing thousands of dollars' worth of buzzers and then funding those ...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 8304

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

Does NAQT own a large portion of the buzzers used at ICT? And, along those lines, would ICT have the same problem as ACF Nationals if NAQT didn't own its own buzzers? The 2017 ICT had 44 team buzzers for 32 game rooms (so that tournament would have been ok without the addition of the NAQT buzzers)....
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 8304

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

Does NAQT own a large portion of the buzzers used at ICT? And, along those lines, would ICT have the same problem as ACF Nationals if NAQT didn't own its own buzzers? I'm asking this because it seems to me that more teams bring buzzers to ICT than ACF Nationals, enough so that ICT wouldn't have this...
by Charbroil
Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attain the Summit 2 @McMaster - April 15, 2017
Replies: 9
Views: 4644

Re: Attain the Summit 2 @McMaster - April 15, 2017

R-value just because: 1. ADR 169.54% 2. Martingrove Alumni 152.62% 3. Challen 152.62% 4. Martingrove 137.35% 5. CRH A 117.07% 6. Breslyingmond 104.88% 7. Westmount 96.61% 8. Free Agents 63.51% 9. Westdale 59.84% 10. CRH C 64.64% 11. CRH B 56.17% 12. Retired 41.41% I imagine it's just coincidence be...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Documenting plagiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 9133

Re: Documenting plagiarism

I certainly think that it is possible that the similarity is a coincidence, and don't intend to accuse anyone in particular of plagiarism. However, I find the similar structures of the two bonuses to be somewhat suspicious. I think the fact that they have exactly the same answerlines in the same or...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Documenting plagiarism
Replies: 20
Views: 9133

Re: Documenting plagiarism

I'm pretty sure that this shows an instance of plagiarism, but I can't be certain. It could easily be two cases of uninspired writing from the same source. Plagiarism or not, it's a problem. I've gone back and checked our team's original submission for that packet; that question wasn't in it, so it...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 46681

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

A couple of people have mentioned having to buy copies of old sets their teams played that got misplaced. Does NAQT not provide replacement copies for free? I'm just wondering since my high school team forgot to pick up its copy of the 2009 HSNCT set at the tournament itself, and when I asked about ...
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT general discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3776

Re: 2017 ICT general discussion

I would like to see NAQT make geography easier across the board. I think the majority of our zeroed bonuses at this tournament came on bonuses where we had to name a Canadian National Park or the longest Laotian river or whatever to get ten points. I do believe that NAQT would work to make bonuses ...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 18022

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

As mentioned, there was a more conventional economics bonus in packet 11. That said, I do want to push back on the question of whether mortgages are "academically interesting" or not. I don't think there's a universal standard for whether a subject is "academically interesting," so I don't think it...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 18022

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

So, it's obviously hard to make statements on what people know from what I know, but I've taken exactly one econ course in my entire life, which was a required general Introduction to Economics, and that was enough to know what REMICs are. It seemed a bit strange for that to be the first clue, espe...
by Charbroil
Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15369

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

jasonzhou wrote:!!!!!!
Same here.
by Charbroil
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/25/17
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/25/17

Congratulations to Chicago (Max Schindler playing solo) for winning our mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament. He went 10-0 to clear the field. WUSTL A and WUSTL B tied for 2nd with records of 7-3. Final results can be found here ; the top individual scorers can be found here . Thank you to e...
by Charbroil
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 18022

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

So, it's obviously hard to make statements on what people know from what I know, but I've taken exactly one econ course in my entire life, which was a required general Introduction to Economics, and that was enough to know what REMICs are. It seemed a bit strange for that to be the first clue, espe...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 18022

Re: 2017 EMT Specific Question Discussion

So, it's obviously hard to make statements on what people know from what I know, but I've taken exactly one econ course in my entire life, which was a required general Introduction to Economics, and that was enough to know what REMICs are. It seemed a bit strange for that to be the first clue, espe...
by Charbroil
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 9622

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

For all of these questions, I tried to make sure power was ended before the 5th line of a tossup was ended, so that I left behind a significant amount of lower middle clues. This in turn made my questions harder to power since you had much less wiggle room to sit on a tossup--and I strongly suspect...
by Charbroil
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27470

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Mike Bentley wrote:Is there a reason we can't do it all on 3/19? It's just tossups so it shouldn't take all that long. If we break this into a bunch of sessions we'll probably add 30 minutes to an hour each time trying to make sure everyone is there / dealing with connectivity issues.
I endorse this suggestion.
by Charbroil
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27470

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

There are over 4 teams (albeit most of them still 1-person), so I will, in fact, be doing this after all. What date is this supposed to be? I don't think there is a lot of open weekends left in the quizbowl calendar with ICT, ACF Nationals and assorted mirrors of Eisenhower tournament, NAQT states,...
by Charbroil
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27470

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

It looks like there's a fairly significant lack of interest in a skype mirror at this point. I'm nixing it unless 4 teams sign up by next Monday. If some reasonable number of people (ex. 5 or 6) sign up but not enough for 4 teams, would it be possible to just do this as a shootout with people alter...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I delegated protest adjudication to Saul, because I was too overwhelmed to do it properly, and because he volunteered. At the time, I didn't realize that he was the one who moderated the round. I stand by and endorse his ruling. Given that it seems like* he's changed his ruling, do you also stand b...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/25/17
Replies: 3
Views: 2112

Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/25/17

The Washington University Academic Team will be hosting a mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament on March 25th, 2017. I, Charles Hang, will be the Tournament Director. To register for the tournament, or if you have any questions, please email me at [email protected].com. Eligibility Only un...
by Charbroil
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 96192

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Well, I can't seem to figure out why AWS won't let me into my server. I've decided to simply just move to a new service for now. Hopefully this issue will resolve itself in the near future. For now, you can access both versions of the Neg5 app at these locations: OLD NEW If you want to access stats...
by Charbroil
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

I delegated protest adjudication to Saul, because I was too overwhelmed to do it properly, and because he volunteered. At the time, I didn't realize that he was the one who moderated the round. I stand by and endorse his ruling. Given that it seems like* he's changed his ruling, do you also stand b...
by Charbroil
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

That's rather galling, given that it appears that whoever decided the protest did absolutely no research before doing so. (If that person wants to disagree, I'll point him to the fact that the word "Holocaust" appears in literally the first search entry on Google when you Google "Ari Libsker" "Stal...
by Charbroil
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 35879

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

Ringil wrote:Here are combined stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ned_stats/

Let me know if there were any errors.
I'm listed as having played 19 games for some reason.
by Charbroil
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

That's rather galling, given that it appears that whoever decided the protest did absolutely no research before doing so. (If that person wants to disagree, I'll point him to the fact that the word "Holocaust" appears in literally the first search entry on Google when you Google "Ari Libsker" "Stal...
by Charbroil
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Also in Packet 5: The giveaway on the "vibrational modes" tossup is a little confusing because it refers to a "sort of motion." I buzzed in with "vibrations" there, was prompted, and gave the correct answer. The other team (understandably) protested that "vibration" was incorrect and the protest was...
by Charbroil
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11404

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

The tossup on German POW camps in Packet 5 should accept or, at the absolute minimum , prompt on "concentration camps." I buzzed in with that answer on the first clue about Ari Libsker's Stalags , was negged, protested, and was told that the protest was rejected because "the movie is literally calle...
by Charbroil
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 8174

Re: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

It's obviously too early for me to know what my plans are for next year's HSNCT, but I'd enjoy doing this.
by Charbroil
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXVI available for hosting in Spring 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 9083

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXVI available for hosting in Spring 2017

Are there any plans to create a discussion forum for this set?
by Charbroil
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27470

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Are there any plans to have a Skype mirror of this?
by Charbroil
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6316

Re: Midseason Poll

Jumping on the EFT stats bandwagon, it looks like EFT at WUSTL and Youngstown state are not yet included. Note that Will Mason is spending the semester at Tennessee (where he will be playing quiz bowl), so our stats for EFT and Terrapin aren't predictive of our Nationals results. Our Nationals A te...
by Charbroil
Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 41538

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

There are also a lot of great writers out there who haven't been "discovered" yet so to speak. If you get a few experienced editors (I'd say one for each major category of Lit, Science, History, and Fine Arts) and a bunch of newish but motivated writers, I think you could produce some good content....
by Charbroil
Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet
Replies: 39
Views: 11468

Re: Alex Wallace's Timely 21st Century History Packet

Aaron's Rod wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:
SpanishSpy wrote:Perhaps sometime tomorrow night then? 8PM EST maybe?
That should work for me.
Same here, and if there's a limited number of spots available for this, I'd like to sign up.
by Charbroil
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 36477

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Will there be a link to the Google form results to see the fields at each site, as there has been for ACF events in the past?