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by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Apr 27, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14457

Re: ACF nationals discussion

Overall, this was a pretty good tournament, I thought, and it got better as the day went on, which is unusual but obviously a really good thing. We had a lot of fun, and it was a testament to the quality of bonuses that each of us got to thirty a bonus or two, but not more. Given the editor desertio...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What got you into Quizbowl?
Replies: 90
Views: 15335

Re: What got you into Quizbowl?

Wow, I had no idea there was so much middle school quiz bowl out there. I only got involved at the end of 10th grade--the quickly shrinking team at my high school held an intramural tournament, and a bunch of my friends and I formed a team and placed second. I think 4 out of the 8 people on the top ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Last-minute Announcement: ICT Warmup at MIT, 4/5
Replies: 1
Views: 793

Last-minute Announcement: ICT Warmup at MIT, 4/5

Hey everyone, MIT will indeed be holding a mirror of the FICHTE set on April 5. This is being put together somewhat late, but I hope we can still get a good field for what is sure to be quite a unique event. Here's some prices: +$100 base fee +$90 for second, third, etc. teams -$10 per fully functio...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible FICHTE mirror at MIT, 4/5
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: Possible FICHTE mirror at MIT, 4/5

It looks like this will happen. I'm talking to our Schedules office, and as soon as I get confirmation on having rooms, I'll post a full announcement.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8360

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08

It looks like we won't be able to come due to financial concerns (our high school tournament flopped because of snow, wiping out a lot of our money for the term...). Sorry.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible FICHTE mirror at MIT, 4/5
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Possible FICHTE mirror at MIT, 4/5

This is a preliminary announcement for a mirror of the Weiner/Vinokurov FICHTE set, to be held at MIT on April 5. I haven't looked into finding rooms or clocks, but I wanted to get this out there to see how much interest there would be if this were to happen. So--who would be up for it? Assuming the...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32156

Re: Bad Negs--we miss you!

aarcoh wrote: She may have died from overheating
Correct Answer: Amelia Earhart
Given Answer: Joan of Arc
As the negger in question, I'm pretty sure the answer on that one was "Laika", which arguably makes it even worse.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8360

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08

Is there any idea how long this would run into the evening? In other words, is it safe to buy late-evening plane tickets, or would we have to stay over until Sunday?
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 44263

Re: NY/NJ 2007-08

We had a couple of NY teams at MITBAT on Saturday--Preston from the Bronx, Emma Willard from Troy, North Babylon and Smithtown from Long Island (Smithtown brought 5 teams combined!). At least based on that, NY should have plenty for a championship.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Results

Quick results: Out of an original field of 32, 18 hardy teams braved the cold, snowy, slushy Boston weather (and roads) to make it to MITBAT. After 6 rounds of our patented Swiss pairing/laptop system, James Island emerged as the top seed, and we went on to an 8-team double elimination playoff. Jame...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harvard Novice Tournament (3/15/08, Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

Re: Harvard Novice Tournament (3/15/08, Cambridge, MA)

Depending on the number of non-frosh who want to play, we're planning on sending 2-3 teams to this.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The (Im)Moral Values of CBI
Replies: 42
Views: 5466

Re: CBI Regionals!

Forums poster barnacles has not read about the teams who skipped ACF Regionals because there were too many tournaments being scheduled in a row, and doesn't see how bad tournaments necessarily detract from good tournaments. Maybe I've missed something, but who does this apply to specifically with C...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Feb 27, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Final field update: TW Andrews (2) St. Andrews Dexter Southfield (2) Suffield Norwich Free Academy (2) Concord Carlisle (2) Champlain Valley Smithtown East (2) Smithtown West (3) Northampton (2) James Island Charter Paul Laurence Dunbar Portsmouth Christian E. O. Smith Preston Emma Willard Williston...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Dust off those party hats... ICT discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4197

We're not doing Div I because three A-teamers have exams the Friday of ICT; we're sending a Div II team instead. Incidentally, though, we'll be at ACF Nationals in full force, which will be more representative of our abilities anyway. Outside of "who's going?" gossip, I expect this to be a really co...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

Re: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)

Seton Hall--we're in the midst of figuring out whether we have space for you; it looks like yes, but I'll wait and let the TD confirm that for you.

Dr. Chuck--I believe we did PACE-affiliate.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Feb 25, 2008 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT Warmup @ Maryland - 4/5/08
Replies: 41
Views: 8360

Pending logistics of plane tickets, MIT is probably coming with one team.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Feb 19, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 33616

The biggest problem for us, and a bunch of other teams, I would guess, is that March is the typical time for (lucrative) high school tournaments--for example, we run MITBAT the first weekend of March (and there's a ton of State Championships run by colleges that day, as well). If you're going to mov...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Submission Requirements: The High Cost of Quality
Replies: 22
Views: 4233

It seems that almost all tournaments nowadays have a number of mirrors--at the very least, every good tournament seems to be mirrored in the Northeast or the Midwest. This essentially triples the size of the submission pool--why not take advantage of this? Instead of requiring 24/24 or 26/26 or howe...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Private Sectionals Discussion Forum Signup and Access
Replies: 94
Views: 13305

username: chrisk
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 14084

For comparison purposes, that gives mythology the same quiz bowl prominence as physics, world current events, and the visual fine arts. To me, personally, that seems awfully high. Just for comparison's sake, let's look at physics--I considerate it a very important subject, and I'd be among the firs...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pittsburgh SCT
Replies: 9
Views: 2202

So wait...given Maryland's performance at Brown today, does this mean they won two different tournaments in two places on the same day? Holy crap.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

I'm not sure if any of the teams coming to this tournament read the board, or if anyone interested reads it, but I have a field update regardless. We have 24 teams so far: TW Andrews (2) St. Andrews Simsbury (2) Suffield Norwich Free (2) Concord-Carlisle (2) Champlain Valley Smithtown East (2) Smith...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

The final field for Bonspiel is in the post above. We look to be set for buzzers and moderators, but we'd still really appreciate anyone who has them bringing a buzzer set just to minimize the chance of misfortune (also, I'd like to avoid playing with our banged-up Judge, if possible). As a final th...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

OK, I've updated the field above. Barring any further changes, we'll have one house team and thus a nice 9-team round robin, then split into two playoff divisions of 4 (excluding the house team).
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

Here's the field I have as of now. I'd love to turn the uncertain numbers into certain ones, so if you're listed as 1-2 or 2-3 below, please tell me how many you're actually bringingby Wednesday so I can put together a schedule. It's also not too late to register in the first place; let me know by W...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Jan 16, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

We have about 10 teams signed up so far, and we just sent out email to everyone we have contacts for; mail will be going out later this week. Regardless, we'd love to have more teams (still shooting for ~32). I'll sweeten the offer (well, sort of) by adding that an invitation and reg form are now av...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

Yup, still happening, though we're still hoping for more firm interest. Here's what I have for the field at the moment: Dartmouth (2-3) Brown Harvard (1-2) Brandeis (1-2) House teams (1 or 2, depending on parity) So that's roughly 9 right now (assuming those numbers are right--let me know if I have ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: Penn Bowl 2008 (1/26/2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 15479

Can we get a field update?
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

Giving this a bump, because I have yet to receive any interest. If you're potentially interested in coming to Bonspiel, please let me know as soon as possible so we can figure out whether this will happen or not. [Also, for any Stanford people reading this, yes, you will get our packets. Glad to see...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)
Replies: 11
Views: 3455

MIT Beaver Academic Tournament, 3/1/08 (Cambridge, MA)

The MIT Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce MITBAT IV, to be held March 1, 2008 at MIT's architecturally unique Cambridge campus. As in past years, we will use our popular real-time Swiss pairing system through 6 guaranteed rounds of preliminary play, before playing some form of single-elimination...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: BOB (12/8/07) at Yale
Replies: 22
Views: 9521

Yeah, we also submitted a packet and got a confirmation on it, so it kinda seems like this is happening, though of course there's no way to be sure unless someone from Yale posts to that effect.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08
Replies: 15
Views: 5237

Announcement: Beaver Bonspiel XIV at MIT, 2/2/08

The MIT Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce Beaver Bonspiel XIV: Das Wiedersehen, to be held on February 2, 2008 here in Cambridge. This tournament will be a mirror of Stanford's Cardinal Classic. Fees and discounts for the tournament are as follows: +$100 base fee, first team +$90 base fee, subse...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Nov 15, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 18308

Well, sentences can be of equal length and still be annoying to listen to--but I might just be way too picky about this sort of thing. Perhaps the thing that bothers me most about the Mao tossup is the "Little Red Book" sentence seemingly stuck in as a nice pre-FTP clue with little setup. I guess a ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Nov 13, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 18308

I'd like to take this opportunity to put forth that Opera tossups should not just list arias in foreign languages for 50+% of the question. If you don't speak the language and haven't heard of a few of them, there's no reason you'd know the other unless they're giveaway level. You could conceivably...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - The Experiment: Return to Lord Weary's Castle
Replies: 32
Views: 16222

Tossing myself on the bandwagon: chriskennedy AT mit DOT edu
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Yes, as I said in my earlier post, the playoff stats are for the 5 total rounds played between teams in a playoff bracket (2 during prelims, 3 during the playoffs).
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Stats for this tournament are now up: Preliminary round-robins Playoff standings Full standings, including playoffs Individual awards were based only on the prelims. Edited to include: After 9 rounds of preliminary play in 2 brackets, we split into 3 brackets of 6 for playoffs, and had the teams in ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Which buzzer has the most pleasant sound?
Replies: 24
Views: 6177

Is there any way to acquire a Quiz-A-Matic anymore? We played on one at ICT and thought it was really cool, but the internet hasn't been able to give me a website (presumably the company never made it to the internet?). Agreed that acoustically and feel-wise it's a very neat system.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Yeah, Boston really is pretty ridiculous driving-wise. I wonder if it might be a better idea to park at a Park-and-Ride and then take the T in? This would work at Alewife for teams from the north and Braintree for teams from the south, and parking is only $5/day (which most Boston tournaments would ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Brief results: Harvard A and Brown A sort of tied for the title with 10-1 records; Harvard's only loss came to Brown when they had an extra dinosaur. Eric "Optimus" Mukherjee took home the scoring title. I'll post more detailed stats when they're available (tomorrow afternoon or thereabouts), but fo...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Good Date for Spring Tournament?
Replies: 8
Views: 3086

March is a pretty busy time for us, since we're hosting high school tournaments on March 1 and March 15 (yay overambitious NAQT scheduling). Outside of those dates and the days you mentioned, we'd probably be interested in heading down to New York for a tournament.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Field updated above. If you're planning on sending a team, please tell us as soon as possible so we can start getting moderators and house teams sorted out.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Brandeis Mirror of Deep Bench, 10/20
Replies: 38
Views: 12409

Yeah, MIT 1 was supposed to be Supreme Court justices, but some of the Quads B people didn't get into the loop fast enough and used real names for the day. MIT 2 was indeed Robin Hood, though, with the added bonus that some people were actually using their real names.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Brandeis Mirror of Deep Bench, 10/20
Replies: 38
Views: 12409

For the Harvard-MIT 1 game, the score is right but the Harvard stats are off. I have them going 3-5-5 on tossups (not 3-15-4), which should make everything add up (it should also up their bonus conversion to something reasonable). The numbers for MIT 1 are right in that game, though. I think the err...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Brandeis Mirror of Deep Bench, 10/20
Replies: 38
Views: 12409

I have the following for Doubles B, MIT 1 vs. MIT 2 (the missing game): MIT 1 90, MIT 2 70 MIT 1: John Paul 9 2 80, Antonin 2 2 10 MIT 2: Marianne 2 0 20, Tuck 5 0 50 Overall, I thought this tournament was pretty good--some of the staffers for the singles/doubles rounds were kind of shaky, but that'...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Thread bump, with bonus field update. We currently have: BU (1) Dartmouth (2) Swarthmore (2) Columbia (1) Rutgers-NB (1) Rutgers-Newark (1) Brown (1-3) Harvard (2?) Brandeis (1-2) Yale (2) Remember that the deadline for submitting a packet is October 20. Also, please let us know if you can bring/be ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 MLB Season
Replies: 106
Views: 21716

Hopefully Suzyn Waldman crying on air will be sufficient to get her not to be a commentator next year. Dear god is she annoying.
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 92
Views: 27969

This is a bit off topic from the previous n posts, but I wanted to say something about the difficulty of this tournament, which I actually thought was pretty spot-on. The Northeast circuit, for whatever reason, tends to have pretty strong novices, so I don't think it's inappropriate for a tournament...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall Northeast at MIT - 11/3/07
Replies: 24
Views: 9295

Just giving this a bump. Remember to email Annelise (abeck at mit dot edu) with a number of teams, buzzers, and moderators if you're interested in coming. Also, the no-penalty packet submission deadline is this weekend, so get going!
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Northeast Titanomachy mirror?
Replies: 3
Views: 1784

Northeast Titanomachy mirror?

With only a month before the set's use elsewhere, I figure it's worth asking--is anyone planning a mirror of Matt Weiner's Alabama set in the Northeast? We're swamped for the fall, but it would be a shame if this set didn't make its way to the region.