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by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?
Replies: 11
Views: 5317

Re: How to deal with a failed HS QB career?

So, how should I deal with this? It just sucks that after all this time I've spent studying for Quizbowl, going to practices even after it stopped being fun, going to tournaments and giving up weekends to continually come up short, going to summer camps and giving weeks of my life to this, that I s...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 12892

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Inifinite Jest wrote:I'm pretty shitty at high level quizbowl but I'd like to play this tournament. Hit me up if you're interested.
this statement not true
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Personal Quizbowl Endgame Scenarios
Replies: 3
Views: 3203

Personal Quizbowl Endgame Scenarios

Reading MattBo's post in the Watkinsgate anniversary thread reminded me of a topic that I wanted to discuss that I don't recall having ever been discussed on the boards. I'm sure pretty much everyone who has played for at least a few years has had thoughts of leaving the game at some point and it's ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 40720

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

Here are a few notes for the math portion of this year's CO: 1. I want to use your questions, so write good questions. 2. Math is a very diverse subject. While I want to use all of your submissions, it will probably be difficult to strike the perfect balance of topics using your submissions alone. I...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)

Make Alabama Great Again (me, Dargan Ware, Bryn and Eric Douglass) goes 10-1 to win "stanford housewrite" mirror. John Milnor's Exotic Vacation (Billy Beyer, Nick Collins, Jeb Houston , Madeline Carlisle) finished 8-3 after the advantaged final. Prelim stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl....
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Feb 16, 2016 4:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 8976

Re: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?

in both cases the writer put in work to make sure he wrote a good question i think you're remembering the ACFNATIONALS writing process very differently than I am Can you show me any evidence you've ever put more effort into question writing? i've never seen a more flawless question than the one on ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?
Replies: 26
Views: 8976

Re: Can We Stop Doing This Tossup 0 Thing?

So tossup 0 also has some unwanted side effects. Trash, when written well, is one of the ways we can make the game more accessible and fun to play for newer participants in the game. From empirical observations, people who are new to the game often buzz most confidently on things they're either extr...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship (April 30, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Re: Louisiana NAQT State Championship (April 2, 2016)

Field (2): (teams/buzzers/staffers)

Catholic - NI (1)
Jesuit (1)

Interested:

Jesuit (1+)
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana NAQT State Championship (April 30, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Louisiana NAQT State Championship (April 30, 2016)

Greetings all! The Louisiana NAQT State Championship will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016 , on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Building reservation is in process, so the exact building isn't known as of yet, but there's a really good chance this will take place in HL Grif...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 34442

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

I'm looking for a biology/chemistry expert for this competition. You could be that person! If you believe you are in fact the person I am looking for, please send me a PM. I'll even put in extra study hours for you if I like you enough.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)

Is there demand and/or room availability for a full weekend of events? (i.e. COTTAGE Bowl 2 trash tournament, Christmas Present beliefs and thoughts tournament, and Eyes That Do Not See visual art tournament) I have Dargan looking into reserving rooms at a local community college at the moment. He ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeast ACF Regional 2016 at Vanderbilt (1/30/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 5408

Re: Southeast ACF Regional 2016 at Vanderbilt (1/30/16)

The field can be found here. Whether or not we join up depends on whether or not the A&M field materializes.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... =887633380
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 25315

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

Sorry for the slow reply. I’ve been in contact with other people at ACF about these problems. It is the duty of the hosts to post announcements for their site and to provide field updates. I’m not sure why Texas A&M didn’t. Subsequent to Jake’s post, I e-mailed to ask them to announce their site, b...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4634

Re: Specific Questions

At the risk of looking like an idiot, it claims the derivative of sqrt(x) is 1/sqrt(x), which is wrong. Oh man, you're so right. I could have sworn I put a 2 in there-- Auroni must have changed it when I wasn't looking. My calc 3 class had a lot of differential forms for whatever reason, so I like ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4634

Re: Specific Questions

11. An operation with this word in its name acts on a form the same way as would the commutator of another operation called this word and the contraction with a vector field, according to Cartan’s magic formula. In curved space this operation is generalized by adding a term which includes the Chris...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 4634

Re: Specific Questions

The representation theory bonus had both a hard part and a CO-level hard part. By regular difficulty standards, knowing the definition of representation should probably be enough for a team to find their way to 30ing the bonus without much more thought. The Schur's lemma that was written about in th...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 25315

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Regionals 2016 (01/30/2016)

A couple of comments: 1. Some of those threads don't have updated tournament fields. 2. You guys didn't provide a link to the Texas/Louisiana site. Wait, the forum page doesn't exist? This is the least surprising thing ever. 3. Given (2) and the fact that only two teams from our region turned in pac...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK Mirror at UL Lafayette (1/16/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Re: MLK Mirror at UL Lafayette (1/16/16)

Congratulations to Louisiana Tech for winning an advantaged final against St John's to win our mirror of MLK. Stats will be uploaded when I get a chance to finish a few things up.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 9388

Re: Midseason College Poll

As a friendly reminder, you are always welcome to throw me a pity vote.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

Re: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)

Field (6):
Jason Fern/Julia Tallant/Lee Holden/Palmer
Billy Beyer/Jeb Houston/Alex Gras/Nick Collins
Jake Sundberg/Dargan Ware/Bryn Douglass/Eric Douglass
Tulane (2/2/1)
Florida (1)

Free Agents (1):
Mark Morris (not the choreographer)

*updated as of 03/02/2016
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 04, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)
Replies: 5
Views: 3631

"stanford housewrite" mirror at Alabama (3/5/16)

Greetings! I'm pleased to announce the South's mirror of "stanford housewrite" to take place on the University of Alabama's campus in Tuscaloosa. The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 , and as with almost all of my other productions, will probably start at 9:00 AM. A building is ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 15821

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

Austin, we love you, we really do. We just want to play quizbowl. We want to enjoy the questions you spent months writing. Four, six, eight teams, what does it matter? You mention that our mirror of George Oppen featured four teams, however keep in mind that it was one of the first hard non-national...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Dec 29, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"
Replies: 21
Views: 15821

Re: Announcement: "stanford housewrite"

A few points: (1) The South (east) Is Large. There are some fairly obvious geographic reasons as to why very few of us Southern quizbowl folk don't go to tournaments at Maryland, Chicago, or Stanford. (2) The Voronoi diagram you used to come to the conclusion that there should be only three allowed ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:47 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 7682

Re: Understanding science topics

When you understand the Christoffel symbols, you know it all.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK Mirror at UL Lafayette (1/16/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

Re: MLK Mirror at UL Lafayette (1/16/16)

Field (6):
Louisiana (1)
St. John's (1)
Louisiana Tech (2)
LSU (2)

At the moment the field is closed unless additional staff is provided by participating teams.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK Mirror at UL Lafayette (1/16/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2081

MLK Mirror at UL Lafayette (1/16/16)

Greetings! The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Club for Academic Competition is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a mirror of Michigan's MLK tournament on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The venue and fee schedule are not yet known, but chances are fees will be pretty much the same as usu...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 10247

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

I've spiffied up the stats for this tournament. They can be found here. The report also includes forfeits where necessary. As checking forfeit for both teams was not an option for one match, I just noted it as a 0-0 draw with 0 tossups heard. I'll do a little additional maintenance once the tourname...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 10247

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

NickCahlfs wrote:Will do
At any rate, can you post the stats? I hate to be that guy, but you have posted here three times today so I figured I would ask just in case you forgot.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 10247

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

Unofficial tournament results: Billy Beyer/Kevin Marshall led after 10 rounds at 9-1 ULL + Dargan Ware was at 8-2 Tulane 7-3 LA Tech 6-4 The tournament was called because it was after 7 and I think Tulane didn't want to stay any longer. Mr. Sundberg plans to force Billy and Kevin into a Skype final...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 10247

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

I wouldn't be opposed to some additional quizbowl.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

Re: Louisiana 2015-16

The Matthew Hayes Invitational took place this weekend, with ESA A going 11-0, followed by Baton Rouge Magnet and University Lab. Overall, I was impressed with the level of play from the top teams. Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3410/stats/final/ As far as NAQT sta...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)

Congratulations to ESA A for going 11-0 to win the tournament! Baton Rouge Magnet went 10-1 to finish 2nd and University Lab went 9-2 to finish 3rd. Stats can be found below:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ats/final/
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Rice (11-7-15)
Replies: 6
Views: 3752

Re: ACF Fall at Rice (11-7-15)

Thanks for hosting once again! This tournament was oodles of fun. The staff and competition were all excellent.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)
Replies: 28
Views: 10247

Re: Missouri Open at Tulane (11/21/2015)

Can we get a field update?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Oct 17, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at UL Lafayette (10/17/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Re: Penn Bowl at UL Lafayette (10/17/15)

Congratulations to Louisiana Tech for going undefeated to win Penn Bowl. The standings can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3335/stats/prelims/ Finals will be posted soon. (And here they are!) http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3335/stats/combined/ Thanks to everyone for...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Adjusting to College Quizbowl
Replies: 6
Views: 4020

Re: Adjusting to College Quizbowl

Making an effort to go to every practice you can and taking notes in practice will be crucial to your success. Being at Yale, you have excellent teammates who can give you pointers on what comes up during tournaments. If you want to make an impact sooner than later, you should probably pick an area ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 4157

Re: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments

Outside of the usual national tournaments, Alabama played the main site of Penn Bowl in 2011 and the main site of QUARK in 2012.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)
Replies: 24
Views: 8326

Re: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)

I do wonder where questions of our hosting competence come from, though. A club's reputation doesn't automatically get reset when new people come in, unfortunately. While I'm thankful that Vanderbilt hosted ACF Fall 2012, that tournament is a prominent example of why people think your club is incom...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Sep 17, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Re: Vermilion Classic at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)

Field (12, finalized) [teams/buzzers/staffers] : Notre Dame (Crowley) [1/0/0] *pd LSMSA [1/1/0] ESA [2/0/0] Ascension Episcopal [1/2/0] *pd LSU Lab [1/0/0] Zachary [2/0/0] West Monroe [1/1/0] Buckeye [1/0/0] *pd Dutchtown [1/1/0] Baton Rouge Magnet [1/?/?] Staff: Dominic Lloyd Nick Rosato II Jake S...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/14/15)

Greetings! The UL Lafayette Vermilion Classic (soon to be rebranded as the Matthew Hayes Invitational) will be held on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Saturday, November 14, 2015 . The tournament will start at 9:00 AM. This tournament will probably , although not definitive...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)
Replies: 24
Views: 8326

Re: Vanderbilt S.P.O.O.K.Y. Tournament '15 (10/31/15)

Vanderbilt finished 22nd at ICT last year, so it's not like they're not relevant anymore. To suggest otherwise is as silly as calling a tournament SPOOKY and putting their non-quizbowl members in charge of running it. Here's the blunt truth: People who don't want to play quizbowl, like the leadersh...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at UL Lafayette (10/17/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Re: Penn Bowl at UL Lafayette (10/17/15)

Field (8) (teams/buzzers/staff) :
Louisiana (2/2/2-3)
Louisiana Tech (2/4!/0)
Tulane (1/2/1)
LSU (2/0/1)
Rice (1/1/0)

The field is closed.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at UL Lafayette (10/17/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Penn Bowl at UL Lafayette (10/17/15)

Greetings! The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Club for Academic Competition is pleased to announce that it is hosting the southern mirror of this year's Penn Bowl. The tournament will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 . This tournament will take place at Moody Hall . The start time, as wit...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6751

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Congratulations to Grundy Meets Bach (La Tech + Kendrick) for going 9-0 to win our VCU Open mirror. Stats will beposted as soon as iI can post them. Today we played CO Visual Arts in a shootout fashion, the results (without tiebreaker packet) are listed below. All players played six rounds and staff...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6751

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Field (4):
Jake Sundberg, Thomas Credeur, Dominic Lloyd [Nopon Intended]
Tulane
Nick Collins, Alex Gras, Jeb Houston, and special guest Caleb Kendrick
Amol Patil, Andy Huff, William Golden, Ujwal Punyamurtula

*field updated as of 8/13/15
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6751

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

We're currently at five teams. Naturally, I would like to have this tournament have an even number of teams, preferably six, or hey, even eight. If you are on a team that has not informed me of your potential attendance, please notify me soon-ish.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jul 14, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 18885

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

Mucho Macho Man wrote:What was the conversion for the "Cliff Paul" tossup?
The National Bureau of Assists could give you a hand with this question. :party:
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6751

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

Mnemosyne wrote:I maintain my vote for CO Visual Art.
I would be up for this myself.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)
Replies: 19
Views: 6751

Re: VCU Open Mirror at UL Lafayette (8/15)

NickCahlfs wrote:Do you need readers? I'm sure some of the Tulane people would staff
Readers are great and always appreciated! So yeah that would be fabulous. It would also make potential field expansion closer to being possible. I'm still looking into a better facility for the event(s).