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by Charbroil
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18

Results are being updated here . Congratulations to Missouri A for winning the tournament! Illinois B came in 2nd. Stats are fully updated except for the final, which will be included shortly. Thanks to everyone who attended! Thanks also to our staffers! This was a great event and it wouldn't have ...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 14873

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I wrote this tossup; I think the first line excludes Germany (it would be odd and untrue to say that any member of the House of Wettin was a "monarch" of "Germany"), but let me know if you thought the wording was confusing. The main confusion would be monarch "from" this country; after Augustus the...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 14873

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the...history tossup on Poland? One of this modern nation’s monarchs from the House of Wettin battled a rebellion which ended after a “Silent” meeting adjudicated by foreign troops. One of this modern country’s kings was the namesake of the Henrician Articles, which governed the rights ...
by Charbroil
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 7576

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

WUSTL is attending this mirror; we've already sent a registration email.

We hope to see more teams sign up!
by Charbroil
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18
Replies: 5
Views: 3490

Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18

The Washington University Quiz Bowl team will be hosting a mirror of the 2018 Stevenson Memorial Tournament on March 24th, 2018. I, Charles Hang, will be Tournament Director. To register, or if you have any questions, please email our team at [email protected].com. Eligibility Only undergraduate and hig...
by Charbroil
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3
Replies: 20
Views: 11160

Re: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3 - Registration is open!

https://www.naqt.com/articles/2017-sct-changes.jsp wrote:NAQT is also making modifications to its D-value system based on data collected since its introductions. These will not change the basic approach and will be announced in the near future.
Any update on this?
by Charbroil
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 39055

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

kitakule wrote:Would it be possible to make available the spreadsheet containing the updated fields for all sites, as done with other ACF tournaments in the past?
I, too, would enjoy getting to see this information.
by Charbroil
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 9037

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I forgot to mention this in my last post, but you can get quite good book prizes from thrift stores (Goodwill, the Salvation Army, etc.) for $1-2 per book. (This is where we get our book prizes). A brief look at Google Maps reveals several such stores within walking distance of Mason Hall. Chris's p...
by Charbroil
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 23314

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

I actually disagree that using the electronic scoresheets requires having two staffers in every room. Most rooms at our mirror only had 1 staffer, and almost all rooms still finished in around 40 minutes. This is true even though two of our moderators had never moderated a college tournament before....
by Charbroil
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 9037

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I'm a little curious why you all were surprised at rounds taking 45+ minutes. Both of the tournaments I've attended at Michigan have had 45 minute rounds. The most comparable example, MLK, had 45 minute rounds even with two staffers per room. Thus it seems like it should have been possible to predic...
by Charbroil
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

Finalized results are up. Thanks again to everyone who attended! Thanks also to everyone who staffed (Gina Suszko, Andy Walz, Kevin Stockman, David Dennis, Tirth Patel, Jacob O'Rourke, Jacob Billingsley, Sean Phillips, Albert Wu, Mike Janoski, and the members of our C team)! We couldn't have done i...
by Charbroil
Sun Oct 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

Congratulations to Missouri A for winning our mirror of EFT! They beat Oklahoma A in the second game of an advantaged final after Oklahoma won the first game of the final. Stats for both the main tournament and Eyes That Do Not See will be posted by the end of the weekend. Thanks to everyone who pla...
by Charbroil
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

Tournament results are being updated here.
by Charbroil
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

With 16 teams signed up, our field is officially full!

I will send out an information email tomorrow; see you all on Saturday!
by Charbroil
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

I'm pleased to announce that we will be mirroring Mike Bentley's Eyes That Do Not See IX visual arts tournament after the end of EFT. If you would like to play that, please email us at [email protected].com with the number of players you expect to have play that, as well as their names. After some feed...
by Charbroil
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

I'm pleased to announce that we will be mirroring Mike Bentley's Eyes That Do Not See IX visual arts tournament after the end of EFT. If you would like to play that, please email us at [email protected] with the number of players you expect to have play that, as well as their names.
by Charbroil
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

Re: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

We have expanded the field to 16 teams. See you all next Saturday!
by Charbroil
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 16886

Re: Preseason Poll

Even though we're apparently the most prominent example of a team that was voted on by uninformed voters, I do think the overall poll result is fine. Our placement was--in my personal opinion--a little low, but certainly not outside the margin of error. Richard perfectly expressed my views about how...
by Charbroil
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 16886

Re: Preseason Poll

Is there any way to get a list of teams that also got votes, as well as how many points each of those teams got?
by Charbroil
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 14373

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Wes Janson wrote:
armitage wrote:Any thoughts on running an open playtest mirror like EFT and EMT?
This is a possibility; if it happens, it will likely be held a week before for a relatively small field. More details will be announced in the future.
Any updated news on this?
by Charbroil
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 16886

Re: Preseason Poll

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: WUSTL loses Seth Ebner and Collin Nadarajah.
I also won't be playing this semester (except maybe through Skype) since I'll be out of the country during much of it.
by Charbroil
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Fall at UMD (Nov. 4, 2017)
Replies: 10
Views: 5271

Re: 2017 ACF Fall at UMD (Nov. 4, 2017)

Half-packet templates will be sent out to your team after you have submitted the registration form. If you have questions on the submission guidelines, email them to [email protected].com and they’ll clarify. Please submit packets to [email protected].com and use “ACF Fall 2017: [Team Name]” in the...
by Charbroil
Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5507

2017 EFT at WUSTL (10/7/17)

The Washington University Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a mirror of 2017 Early Fall Tournament on October 7th, 2017. The set will be regular-minus difficulty and geared toward collegiate players of all skill levels, as well as experienced high schoolers. I, Charles Ha...
by Charbroil
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO @ Mizzou (1/28/17)
Replies: 1
Views: 1650

Re: WAO @ Mizzou (1/28/17)

I doubt anyone is terribly concerned about this, but stats for this were posted a while ago: Double Round Robin, Finals (Advantage Mizzou). Mizzou won the second game of the advantaged final to win the tournament.
by Charbroil
Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Skype Calls
Replies: 3
Views: 2834

Re: Quiz Bowl Skype Calls

So I'm thinking of replacing some of the in-person practices and meetings with Skype calls. Normally this would be an awful idea, I know, but schedule coordination is near impossible with college and high school classes. I've just got a few questions before I decide: 1) Pros and cons? I've been run...
by Charbroil
Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest is down
Replies: 10
Views: 8662

Re: Quinterest is down

tksaleija wrote:I guess the only option now is....Protobowl...
If you just want to search for topics, aseemsdb (aseemsdb.me) is actually a modestly superior choice. (It's much less user friendly than Quinterest, but it actually has more questions archived.)
by Charbroil
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 14359

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

But aren't you also playing? I'm generally not a fan of TDs playing their own tournaments (nor, say, their roommates having such roles or vice versa) --- but am typically fine if Chris does it, since he's proven to have integrity and such. I might be less inclined to participate in this event if an...
by Charbroil
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 6345

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

I'm playing this. Email or PM me if you're interested in teaming up, particularly if you know science or music.
by Charbroil
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Predictions
Replies: 7
Views: 4017

Re: Chicago Open Predictions

Cheynem wrote:I didn't scout the scab team, which I would rank 10th.
Is there an announcement somewhere of who's playing on the scab team?
by Charbroil
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 8976

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

My preferred time (I don't really have two) is any time after 3 PM on Sunday.
by Charbroil
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cottage Bowl 3 at WUSTL (7/8/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Cottage Bowl 3 at WUSTL (7/8/17)

We played a 5 game single round robin, followed by a 1-round playoff between the top 2 teams, the middle 2 teams, and the bottom 2 teams. Teams "The BHSU That Couldn't Slow Down" and "Sean Phillibecky" both went 5-1, but since the former team had a higher PPG, we awarded them the championship. Stats...
by Charbroil
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 8976

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

Oh yes, AARDVARK will be played at Toronto's HSNCT mirror this Sunday. I will most likely host the Skype session on the afternoon/early evening of Saturday, July 15th. Let me know if there's any issues with this That 100% doesn't work for me and (more importantly), it looks like there's a major tou...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cottage Bowl 3 at WUSTL (7/8/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Re: Cottage Bowl 3 at WUSTL (7/8/17)

Field (To Be Updated As Teams Register) Yongary Glen Ross (Kyle Hill, Stephanie Hull, David Dennis, Peter Kahn) "The BHSU That Couldn't Slow Down" (Rob Carson, Tejas Raje, Dylan Minarik, and Auroni Gupta) Tirth et al. (2017) (Tirth Patel, Collin Nadarajah) "Negging Is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Wi...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cottage Bowl 3 at WUSTL (7/8/17)
Replies: 2
Views: 1830

Cottage Bowl 3 at WUSTL (7/8/17)

Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to announce that we will also be hosting a mirror of the Cottage Bowl trash tournament after our NASAT mirror . I, Charles Hang, will be directing it. Registration To register, please e-mail us at [email protected].com with the following information: 1/ How many teams you wi...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Top five college teams for 2017–18
Replies: 17
Views: 11061

Re: Top five college teams for 2017–18

Is Rafael Krichevsky graduating this year? If not, it seems strange to leave Columbia off of this list in favor of 3 teams they placed ahead of at ACF Nationals.
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 19873

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

1/1 Philosophy and SS is too much. I mentioned this in one of my posts, but just to be clear, I'm almost certain that no one in this thread is advocating 1/1 Philosophy and 1/1 Social Science. I'm pretty sure the debate is whether 0.5/0.5 Philosophy and 0.5/0.5 Social Science is too much. Along tho...
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 19873

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

What's wrong with tossing up Schopenhauer on regular difficulty? There's nothing wrong with it, if it's like the hardest tossup in your philosophy distribution. However, Schopenhauer is not going to get good conversion rates at non-Nationals tournaments. I would also guess that almost no one in hig...
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 19873

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

We're saying each of them (philosophy and social science) being 1/1 is too much. There's a difference in asking 0.5 philosophy and 0.5 social science. It's a lot easier to make it accessible if philosophy and social science, combined, are 1/1, which I did for WHAQ I and will do for WHAQ II. You're ...
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24059

Re: It's Lit

Patrick Butenhoff and I are playing this.
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 32651

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

Ike wrote: I have 17 packets now.
Any possibility we could get a field update with a list of the teams that have submitted packets? Thanks!
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 19873

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

Brad alludes to this in his post, but 1/1 social science/philo would probably work if people just took a more flexible idea of what social science is. Brad, I agree with most every descriptive aspect of your post (most high school SS/P questions are too hard because they require quiz bowl studying ...
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 19873

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

Ditto "you shouldn't do 1/1 Social Science and Philosophy at regular season HS difficulty." I agree with most everything else in this post, but I don't know if this is true or not. As far as I can tell, most if not all of the regular difficulty housewrites this past year had 1/1 to 1.5/1.5 social s...
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Approximately 20 high school house writes have been announce
Replies: 22
Views: 12051

Re: Approximately 20 high school house writes have been anno

Sit Room Guy wrote:Provisional list of housewrites (announced or privately disclosed to me) (sets not (to my knowledge) already in production marked with asterisks)
-Terrapin
What is this Terrapin housewrite? Is it associated with the Maryland team, or just a high school set that coincidentally uses the same name?
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 19, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 19873

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

Ditto "you shouldn't do 1/1 Social Science and Philosophy at regular season HS difficulty." I agree with most everything else in this post, but I don't know if this is true or not. As far as I can tell, most if not all of the regular difficulty housewrites this past year had 1/1 to 1.5/1.5 social s...
by Charbroil
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts
Replies: 36
Views: 18715

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts

I'm playing this tournament with Patrick Butenhoff.
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 19436

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

It looks like about 15 people are scheduled to play this, which is a little much for a single-room shootout. Is there any plan to divide the competition into separate rooms, etc.? My proposal, for what it's worth, is to have 2 game rooms and split the 60 tossups into 2 30-tossup packets. Randomly so...
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament
Replies: 34
Views: 16398

Re: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament

Will Mason (tentatively) and I are playing this and looking for two teammates. Preferably, these would be people who know the non-history part of the distribution, but we're not terribly picky.