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by millionwaves
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 23780

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

So - what's the field?
by millionwaves
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun N' Fun Mirror at University of Minnesota (7/11/09)
Replies: 62
Views: 10566

Re: Pre Announcement for a Sun N' Fun Mirror at UMN (7/11/09)

I'm interested in coming up to play this.
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC Format in the Regular Season
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: NSC Format in the Regular Season

theMoMA wrote:PACE will be making an announcement later today that is relevant to this post. Stay tuned.
And here it is: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7923
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 111575

PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence announces several changes to its National Scholastics Championship game and tournament format, which will take effect starting with the 2010 tournament. PACE is also announcing the date of that tournament. The 2010 PACE NSC will take place on Satur...
by millionwaves
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The John Adams Rule
Replies: 41
Views: 6487

Re: The John Adams Rule

First Chairman wrote:Since I'm no longer moderator, may I suggest moving this discussion to theory?
Good idea.
by millionwaves
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 80752

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

On a somewhat unrelated point- I had made a post earlier this morning to which Tom Egan responded, asking that that part of the discussion be moved into a separate thread. The posts are out of this thread, but I can't find the separate thread. Can somebody point me to where it is? Thanks! It's righ...
by millionwaves
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to the forums: starting tomorrow!
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Re: Changes to the forums: starting tomorrow!

For anyone keeping track, the power transfer is now official. If you have any questions about forum policy or anything, you may e-mail me at trygvemeade@gmail.com.
by millionwaves
Sun May 31, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to the forums: starting tomorrow!
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Changes to the forums: starting tomorrow!

Hey everyone, As you may have read, I will be taking over the forums beginning at midnight tonight. The forums will be experiencing some changes starting then, and I expect everything to be sorted out for good by Wednesday. There won't be any loss of service, but you can expect to see: Changes in th...
by millionwaves
Sun May 10, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)
Replies: 8
Views: 2894

Re: Virginia NAQT Championship May 9 (Richmond)

This thread got pretty tangled up. You can view the three new threads that this one has spawned at viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7782
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7783
and
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=7784
by millionwaves
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17569

Re: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Now that ACF Nationals is over, it's time for us to confirm that this tournament is indeed happening and to try to line up regional hosts. I'm pleased to announce that Chris Carter has joined our team in the capacity of copy-editor and packet creator. Anyone who has seen me try to construct a packet...
by millionwaves
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7355

Re: 2009-2010 Academic Tournaments

THUNDER is absolutely going to happen, and we would like to claim the weekend of October 24th for it. As a reminder, THUNDER is an entirely centrally written tournament, aiming for the difficulty level of ACF Regionals 2008 - the nebulous regular difficulty that all the cool kids are talking about. ...
by millionwaves
Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 11473

Re: ACF Nationals question thanks/discussion

Here is the actual breakdown of the social science: 6/3 psychology 5/6 economics 3/4 sociology 3/2 anthropology 3/3 linguistics 1/3 misc (tossup on Mumford, bonuses on Said, Debord, Freud) That doesn't seem inordinately skewed towards psychology. Do you think that distribution is unfair? If so, ple...
by millionwaves
Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 34510

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

To repeat the same tired criticisms over and over again is not constructive. It's just beating a dead horse. Many people, including a GATA board member, have made their opinions known. We'll work on it. Someone else attacked other elements of the tournament without any supporting evidence. If there...
by millionwaves
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Emergency: at PACE
Replies: 105
Views: 16879

Re: The Emergency: at PACE

Hey,

I'll be there, and I'm looking for teammates who can answer science questions, history questions, both, or maybe neither, that would probably be just fine too. Let me know if you're interested by e-mailing me at trygvemeade@gmail.com!
by millionwaves
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

Re: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format

Hi, everyone: Here is some information regarding starting and ending times for both Saturday and Sunday of the NSC! Teams should check in no later than 8:30 AM on Saturday. The first tossup of round 1 will be read at no later than 9:30 AM; if all teams arrive on time we can do the opening meeting an...
by millionwaves
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39130

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

Mr. Kwalter wrote:There is theoretically a slot open after trash on Sunday, but I'm not sure whether that will be filled.
As it happens, I believe Jerry, Chris, and I were hoping to run the Social Science/Philosophy event that evening. I'm not sure if we're competing with anything or not.
by millionwaves
Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 39130

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

Hey, I made this to keep track of the ever-evolving field and free agent pool:

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key= ... iOmqbZggOQ

If everyone uses it, it should be really useful, so please don't ignore it!
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3747

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion

RyuAqua wrote:Is this set posted somewhere? If not, is it safe to post now that the Minnesota mirror is over?
Oh, I should have mentioned this before, but yeah, all the mirrors are done and it's ok to say whatever you want now. Go at it!
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3747

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion

Hey, My computer is down for the forseeable future, but I should still be able to get Chris the set pretty soon for him to post. Look for that tonight. (*) I apologize for all of the repeats that remained in the set, and for the other problems that it undeniably suffered from. I certainly wasn't as ...
by millionwaves
Sun Mar 22, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd
Replies: 28
Views: 3802

Re: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd

Cheynem wrote:I did not get a chance to really confirm times with Donald today. I had heard the time 9:00 floated around at presumably the same location. We will see what happens tomorrow I guess.
Donald isn't in any condition to confirm this, but I sure am. Tomorrow, 9 AM, room 333 Armory.
by millionwaves
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Buzzerfest Mirror at Notre Dame (3/28/09)
Replies: 9
Views: 1554

Re: Buzzerfest Mirror at Notre Dame (3/28/09)

Hey, is this happening? We need to know so that we can make plans.
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3747

Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion

Hey guys, Remember that the University of Minnesota is going to use these questions at a tournament on March 28th. Until then, no public discussion of the questions is allowed. However, I'm always interested to hear your thoughts on the set, and I hope you choose to e-mail them to me at trygvemeade@...
by millionwaves
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distributions posted
Replies: 59
Views: 7820

Re: NAQT distributions posted

I split discussion of the ratio of American to European/World history over here.
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distributions posted
Replies: 59
Views: 7820

Re: NAQT distributions posted

bt_green_warbler wrote:anyplace in particular you have in mind, apart from the usual suspects already registered in this thread?
No, except purely personally, I'd like to see sports reduced more than I'd like to see geography and other pop culture reduced.
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distributions posted
Replies: 59
Views: 7820

Re: NAQT distributions posted

We've registered the complaint about "popular genres" and literature/trash distributions. As long as you're registering my complaints, would you include one about counting mythology as lit? I would notice a difference if you coded it as something different because I would get to hear one more lit t...
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distributions posted
Replies: 59
Views: 7820

Re: NAQT distributions posted

One thing that seems suboptimal here is that two of the four literature tossups in this packet are at 21 and 26. I'll ask R. what kind of fixes might be available for things like this. Another thing that seems suboptimal is that by your distribution, there should be at least nine lit questions in t...
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st
Replies: 106
Views: 16474

Re: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st

As a matter of fact, the gym is pretty close to there. The problem is that this is our spring break, so all campus buildings except for the one that we're hosting the tournament in are closed, regardless of where we reserve rooms. I bet we can find an unused outdoor court somewhere, though. Tryg is...
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st
Replies: 106
Views: 16474

Re: Fake ICT 2 Mirror at UIUC - March 21st

Yeah, I would also be interested, but only on Saturday night. Seconding this. Lets plan for Saturday night then. Can we reserve a court nearby where the tournament is being played? As a matter of fact, the gym is pretty close to there. The problem is that this is our spring break, so all campus bui...
by millionwaves
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09
Replies: 29
Views: 4302

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HIPPIE at Hampshire College 3/7/09

Andy and Hannah having 70 ppb in their game against Amherst might be a mistake.
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd
Replies: 28
Views: 3802

Re: COMICS: Midwest Edition, March 22nd

Ukonvasara wrote:Trygve Meade and I will be teaming up for this. I'm hoping he won't flee this time, as it's on his own campus. :smile:
I will be there!
by millionwaves
Wed Mar 04, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 15331

Re: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread

Well, I for one would like to view this as a call for a social science subject tournament from some good writer who knows this, and then we can go from there. As I'm working on the distribution of a summer tournament, I would like to see a well-done subject tournament before I decide to jump on the...
by millionwaves
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE is now accepting applications for wildcard bids
Replies: 9
Views: 1499

PACE is now accepting applications for wildcard bids

PACE is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for wildcard bids to the NSC! Wild-card qualification will now be supervised by Brian Saxton. Teams from regions without easily accessible affiliated tournaments and teams who repeatedly finished just below the qualification zone in r...
by millionwaves
Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 121
Views: 15331

Re: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread

I apologize for the difficulty cliff in the tossup on snow. I meant to find an easier meteorology clue to go between the penultimate clue and the giveaway, but neglected to do it. The clues in the tossup, and the answer itself, are perfectly fine, though. Firn, nivation, and the like are good clues...
by millionwaves
Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Revokes Matt Knupp's Cooper Award
Replies: 1
Views: 3095

PACE Revokes Matt Knupp's Cooper Award

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence expresses its great disappointment regarding the actions of Matt Knupp at the Region 16 Governor’s Cup competition at Boyd County High School on the weekend of February 20-21. According to an investigation by the Kentucky Association for Academic C...
by millionwaves
Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)
Replies: 47
Views: 10818

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)

If we run this, it'll be with the same eligibility rules that the Minnesota site uses. Decision soon.
by millionwaves
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)
Replies: 47
Views: 10818

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)

Hey, On Illinois' end of this, I'll confirm that we're postponing this tournament (probably until the fall, we'll need to work further details) and we're currently not sure if we're going to ask to run a mirror of MUT or run nothing that weekend at all. We'll have a decision made about that shortly,...
by millionwaves
Mon Feb 09, 2009 3:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 15824

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

I've registered as well.
by millionwaves
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT 2009 discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9080

Re: SCT 2009 discussion

Obviously without going into a lot of detail, I want to say that I thought this year's questions were by and large much better than last year's, although, of course, there were several bad questions that seemed to me to be holdovers from an earlier era that are still clunking around the database (so...
by millionwaves
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009: Registration is Open for All Qualifed Teams
Replies: 0
Views: 813

2009: Registration is Open for All Qualifed Teams

As of today, February 2, registration for the 2009 National Scholastic Championship is open to all teams who have qualified! To register, please click here to be taken to the registration form. Simply fill it out, and your registration will be complete. To view an updated list of teams that have reg...
by millionwaves
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT to be held in Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 6929

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT to be held in Dallas

Speaking of which...did people like it in StL last year? We could do it in 2010....just floating it out there... Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. My own admittedly regional interests aside, I think St. Louis has all the charms of Dallas (cheap airfare and lots of staff, presumably; I can see no othe...
by millionwaves
Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3247

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Thanks very much to Paul, Quentin, and all the other guys at Iowa for running a really solid tournament. We had a good time.
by millionwaves
Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12918

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Hey dudes, Jerry just brought something really embarrassing to my attention. I had a Battle of Isandlwana tossup in my editor's packet for Winter, and it was basically the same question as one that appeared in IO. What happened with that is that I maintain some questions on my hard drive for when I ...
by millionwaves
Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12918

Re: ACF Winter discussion

Hey, dudes and ladies: I'm not saying that there weren't any repeats in this set, by any means, but I want to make sure that we're only characterizing actual repeats as repeats. Someone mentioned to me that there was a repeat of Verdi operas; in fact, there was an Aida tossup, and a bonus on three V...
by millionwaves
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12918

Re: ACF Winter discussion

geography bonus that could have been lifted right out of a frosh-soph high school tournament. I wrote that, and I've heard similar comments from other people; I must have misjudged the difficulty of Sapporo pretty sharply. My apologies. As a prime example, I'll take the Holi tossup in Editors 1 tha...
by millionwaves
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 12918

Re: ACF Winter discussion

The What's Opera, Doc? bonus made my day, though. That was awesome. More awesome was the look on Greg Tito's face as I 30d that bonus for us...I love a chance to be useful. Aww, we didn't get to hear that one. How did it go? It features Bugs Bunny’s entrance on a horse of “operatic proportions” and...
by millionwaves
Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD
Replies: 43
Views: 17569

THUNDER: Fall 2009 at TBD

Good morning, I'm pleased to announce that Eric Mukherjee of Brown, George Stevens of Clemson, and I are collaborating on a tournament set, THUNDER (acronym to be changed/expanded/abandoned later) which will be ready for play in the fall. We will be writing the entire tournament set between the thre...
by millionwaves
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC: Field Full
Replies: 11
Views: 3246

2009 PACE NSC: Field Full

PACE is pleased to announce that registration for the 2009 National Scholastic Championship, which will be held on May 23 and 24 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is now open for certain teams. Specifically, if your team has qualified at a platinum or gold certified tournament, or you...
by millionwaves
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)
Replies: 22
Views: 3247

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror @ Iowa (1/24/08)

Illinois is going to have its packet in awfully soon, and any other teams that we're bringing shouldn't need to submit one. I think we'll probably have two for this, rather than any more, though.
by millionwaves
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Mirror at Chicago 3/1
Replies: 14
Views: 1978

Re: GARBAGE Mirror at Chicago 3/1

Illinois will have one, two, or three teams at this.
by millionwaves
Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/09)
Replies: 47
Views: 10818

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/14/08)

The only teams that are exempted from writing at this event are teams entirely composed of freshmen who are playing mirrors. If you're playing at Illinois, or you've got at least one sophomore, we'll need a packet from you.