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by evilmonkey
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5367

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

Hey, people who should be writing packets, please start submitting them!
by evilmonkey
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77258

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Provided that I am at HSNCT, I'll staff or, if there is an excess of staff, play.

EDIT: I will not be at HSNCT, so disregard.
by evilmonkey
Mon Mar 01, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5669

Re: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?

there's still far too much ethical baggage to deal with I can't emphasize this point enough. There may be a new public face to the organization, but it is still an organization that has thrived over the years on the basis of plagiarized questions, as well as other unethical practices: blatant favor...
by evilmonkey
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20401

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

The two Notre Dame kids going down should email me for info soon because we're going down on Friday afternoon to meet some friends and that's when they would have to catch a ride down. EDIT: Actually could you clarify if there are 1 or 2 going down? I still have no idea. So, we're still working thi...
by evilmonkey
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20401

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Hey, you can go ahead and move Notre Dame into definitely attending. Dan: As of now, Sean Koller is not attending. Although to be fair I only just now sent out the general club email, and the current team consists of the four Illinois-area guys who I remembered to tell during the SCT trip. Mike: You...
by evilmonkey
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20401

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Hey, So, four guys from Notre Dame who want to play in this. This tournament is over our (laughably early) spring break, and so they will all be heading home. Two of them live not in Chicago, and would be able to get themselves to this tournament. The other two live in Chicagoland, and are unable to...
by evilmonkey
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quizbowl History Detectives Project: The CBI Guide
Replies: 12
Views: 6653

Re: Quizbowl History Detectives Project: The CBI Guide

Page 9: There are four individuals in the foreground of this picture; the one on the left is wearing a Stony Brook t-shirt, so I conjecture this is some year's Stony Brook team. On the hypothesis that this picture was taken at CBI Nationals, the CBI website indicates this is either the 2004 or 2005...
by evilmonkey
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT 2010 Sectional (Region 5) at UTK
Replies: 16
Views: 2645

Re: NAQT 2010 Sectional (Region 5) at UTK

Church51907 wrote:Are stats available for this sectional?
This. Every other sectional has stats available either here or on NAQT's website, even the others run by ACUI.
by evilmonkey
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Why we can't have nice things
Replies: 141
Views: 20558

Re: Why we can't have nice things

For the past two weeks, I have pleaded with the rest of the board staff to help me clarify the rules so that this doesn't happen again, though some key people have been unresponsive. I will say that, unless there is some opposition from my colleagues, we will soon announce that any discussions of "...
by evilmonkey
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC deserves its own thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2609

Re: UIC deserves its own thread

I know that I am not alone in my belief. I heard complaints from six of the eight teams, and everybody had their own story to tell. Notre Dame A and B both had major complaints about this too, include 14 and 15 tossup rounds. She also seemed quite unaware of the rules - before Nick and I checked wi...
by evilmonkey
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20401

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Notre Dame will most likely have a team at this.
by evilmonkey
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9608

Re: UIC SCT question

Also, what happened to minimum 10 guaranteed games, as per this link?
by evilmonkey
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9608

Re: UIC SCT question

To add to the feeling of impending doom, Rom informed me this past weekend that one of this upcoming weekend's readers had been stumbling over words like emeritus at UIC's fall intramural.
by evilmonkey
Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010
Replies: 71
Views: 8303

Re: NAQT Southern California Championship at UCLA April 3, 2010

Brophy 2 (Can an Arizona team come to this? Someone from NAQT, help us out?) I seem to recall both Solon and DCC attending Indiana NAQT state, as well as hearing about I think Shady Side coming to Ohio's NAQT state years back. The first two are for sure, but I can't say that Shady Side came with an...
by evilmonkey
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Comment on the draft 2010 S-value here
Replies: 31
Views: 5079

Re: Comment on the draft 2010 S-value here

Take all combined DI/DII fields over all past SCTs that A) had both a DI AND a DII team qualify for ICT and B) at least one qualifying team in each division had all people responsible for non-negligible (defined as you see appropriate) amounts scoring on the same team at both SCT and ICT. ... Discl...
by evilmonkey
Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Comment on the draft 2010 S-value here
Replies: 31
Views: 5079

Re: Comment on the draft 2010 S-value here

Re: combined fields. If you want to restrict the data you use only to NAQT tournaments, then it is possible you could do the following: 1) Take all combined DI/DII fields over all past SCTs that had both A) a team qualify for ICT on a set of questions not from their division and B) at least one team...
by evilmonkey
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT question
Replies: 51
Views: 9608

Re: UIC SCT question

While UIC would automatically be Division I on account of me, my teammates are two graduate students and a December graduate (who joined me at ACF Fall 2006). Lawrence University would probably be Division 1 due to Greg Peterson. Notre Dame recently entered three teams in Division 2. I do not know ...
by evilmonkey
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13277

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010

Hey all, here's a field update. Those schools hare haven't confirmed the number of teams (e.g. U Chicago) that are coming, please tell me so that I can make sure to get the proper number of rooms. U Chicago 5 Michigan 3 MN 3 ND 3 UIC 1 Illinois 2 Carleton 1 This adds to 18 teams. The field above is...
by evilmonkey
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5367

Re: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

Field Update
UIC
Wooster [2]
Michigan [2-3]

Team Illinois
Illinois

Vague Rumblings
Depauw
Chicago (In Some Capacity, possibly in Spirit)
by evilmonkey
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11490

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

quantumfootball wrote:Bryce, your new link is just the prelims.
So it was. It is fixed now. Thank you for catching my mistake.
by evilmonkey
Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11490

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Stats through End of Prelims Overall Stats Quick Results: 1st: Illinois A (11-0) 2nd: Toronto (9-2) 3rd: Illinois B (9-2) 4th: Chicago A (9-2) Side note for those who wish to know why there seem to be 12 rounds when only 11 were played: Since there were only 10 non-finals packets blind to all, and ...
by evilmonkey
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)
Replies: 64
Views: 36639

Re: TIDUS: The Son of JECHT (tentative)

I would like to see this run at Northwestern's Penn Bowl Mirror
by evilmonkey
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24118

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Jeff -

Assuming I'm at HSNCT, I'm willing to help out again, in whatever capacity you would like.
by evilmonkey
Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern held on 01/30/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 13277

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Northwestern (probably held on 1/30/10)

Notre Dame is sending two teams, with an outside shot at a third.
by evilmonkey
Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11490

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Macho Man for Expediency wrote:
evilmonkey wrote:P(2nd team from ND) > .5

(That is, count us in for a second team)
Does this team happen to include freshman Sean K?
No.
by evilmonkey
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11490

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

P(2nd team from ND) > .5

(That is, count us in for a second team)
by evilmonkey
Mon Dec 21, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Writing a packet
Replies: 23
Views: 7266

Re: Writing a packet

Related questions, which may indeed be reiterating some of Colin's points: (Note: Don't assume any level of writing or playing skill for the unnamed "you" in the following questions, beyond having written questions before) 1) Do you generally edit the questions you did not write beyond formatting? I...
by evilmonkey
Thu Dec 03, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)
Replies: 35
Views: 5367

Buzzerfest IX Mirror @ University of Notre Dame (3/27/10)

The Quizbowl Club of Notre Dame is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of Princeton’s Buzzerfest on March 27th, 2010. This tournament will be a regular-difficulty, packet submission tournament, head edited by Kunle Demuren, with assistance from other members of the Princeton team. P...
by evilmonkey
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)
Replies: 43
Views: 11490

Re: ACF Winter Midwest at Michigan, Ann Arbor (1/16/10)

Assume 1-2 teams from Notre Dame.
by evilmonkey
Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Iowa Igloo Tournament Jan. 23
Replies: 7
Views: 934

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Iowa Igloo Tournament Jan. 23

If this were to become a Penn Bowl mirror on January 30, I can be certain of at least one team from Notre Dame coming, and possibly two. However, if this remains an IS-set, I can be equally sure that no teams from Notre Dame will attend. Edit: Well, apparently Northwestern is going to be the Midwest...
by evilmonkey
Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden III at Illinois Open
Replies: 14
Views: 1794

Re: Walden III at Illinois Open

Hey, assuming this in the evening after IO, I will play this.
by evilmonkey
Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 2992

Re: What should I tell an ACUI person?

I sent an e-mail to R. with some concerns about this (our Student Union Contact talked about things like limiting schools by number of teams, region, and grad students and potential "changes to questions" but she seemed pretty unclear with details) and he said to wait a few weeks on the details. Hm...
by evilmonkey
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 2992

Re: What should I tell an ACUI person?

I've heard a rumor that ACUI will be finalizing details in the next week or two on how they will be incorporated into the existing sectionals/nationals structure of NAQT. I still have to finalize things with the student activities guy who requested a meeting with me, but it seems that, at least at N...
by evilmonkey
Thu Sep 24, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago
Replies: 41
Views: 10676

Re: ACF Fall Midwest at UChicago

Hey, we have a pretty good sized field for this and it may end up being quite large indeed. People who have come to our tournaments before know that we almost always provide lunch because food options aren't particularly accessible in Hyde Park. If our field ends up being as large as it might be, I...
by evilmonkey
Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)
Replies: 32
Views: 5190

Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Bryce, a little under two years ago wrote:Notre Dame will never attend a tournament on a home football weekend.
I'm pleased to say that I was wrong, and that Notre Dame will indeed be attending a tournament that falls on a home football weekend this year. Namely, this one.
by evilmonkey
Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09
Replies: 29
Views: 2642

Re: Walden Three at Chicago Open, 7/26/09

I will certainly play this, and need a teammate.
by evilmonkey
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 17036

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:I just realized there still aren't stats, and I haven't found a link to the set on quizbowlpackets. Are either of these on their way?
I can forward all but Rob's packet to Christian.
by evilmonkey
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22181

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

I recently read an article which has many parallels with this discussion. I'm only a few pages into reading it, and, even as someone with a math degree, this explains so much about what I've been missing. Thank you! QFT - well, I mean, I don't have the math degree yet, but you get the picture.
by evilmonkey
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22181

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

Summarizing the pro-mathcomp arguments is slightly more difficult. This is because proponents of math computation have, in general, not spent an adequate amount of time reasoning out and developing their defense. This may be because they so no reason for removing that facet of the game, or because t...
by evilmonkey
Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Computation, Round 23748234
Replies: 125
Views: 22181

Re: Math Computation, Round 23748234

Apparently, I made this post too long. In an effort to reduce the size, I have split it up into two parts: Anti-math , and Pro-math and Conclusions. I've decided to revisit the issue of math computation again, from the perspective of a math major who only made his high school varsity team as a soph...
by evilmonkey
Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27089

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

Well, I'd assume that, if these are continued, Byko would start from scratch next year and this year would be a hole in the record. Yeah, seeing as this year is completely over, with no more need for the rankings (seeding for all nationals is over, nationals are over with champions declared, and th...
by evilmonkey
Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl and the curriculum
Replies: 17
Views: 2579

Re: Quizbowl and the curriculum

If you stay awake in the modern world, chock full of culture as it is, you're bound to learn about Paz, Goya, Haydn, and Taming of the Shrew. I disagree - my parents stressed education and cultural awareness, and I went to one of the top academic schools in Indiana, and I am reasonably intelligent,...
by evilmonkey
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9188

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

It's possible, but depends on several factors, one of which is how long it takes to get through the Skyway. Seriously, some teams will not be able to leave for such a tournament until that morning, and don't want to leave at 3am for an 8am checkin time..... In my quizbowl driving experience (albeit...
by evilmonkey
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9188

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

So, if i'm reading this correctly, there are no tournaments happening in Northeastern Illinois on November 14? So, hypothetically, if there were to be a tournament run in South Bend on that date, some of the Chicago-area teams might come down?
by evilmonkey
Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 40227

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

Since I don't have work on Sunday, I will play social science. Will there be a separate announcement regarding that?
by evilmonkey
Sun Jun 07, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 93940

Re: Bad Negs Again

At HSNCT:

Given: Robert Frost
Correct: Lord Kelvin

After a clue about absolute zero
by evilmonkey
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 40227

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

evilmonkey wrote:After the eye-opening experience of last year's CO, I realized that I need another couple of years before I can compete on that level. So I will staff.
So I've had something come up, and I won't be able to come at all on Saturday. Sorry Eric.
by evilmonkey
Thu Jun 04, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52504

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I'm missing full stats from a couple of games in round 7 - Meigs/Byrne and Chiego/Simons. I have down who won those games, but nothing else. If you can help me out with those, email me - bdurgin AT nd DOT edu.