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by tabstop
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 94286

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

I believe that Jason Keller quit quizbowl to focus on crossword puzzles (and possibly also competitive Scrabble) and has been extremely successful at this. I believe there was actually an epidemic of people quitting quizbowl for scrabble around 2007, which claimed at the very least Jason Keller and...
by tabstop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws

This should now be fixed; thanks.
by tabstop
Thu Apr 24, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws
Replies: 3
Views: 1628

Re: National History Bowl & US Geography Olympiad Draws

The Bee draws are now live at
http://hs.historybee.com/bee_varsity/
http://hs.historybee.com/bee_jv/

As with the others, put 2013 at the end for the archives of last year.
by tabstop
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds
Replies: 19
Views: 5776

Re: Field Set for 2014 National History Bowl / Updated Seeds

Out of curiosity, did anyone ever post the playoff results from last year's playoffs? If not, its ok, since everyone is probably be preparing for this year's Nationals now. Another thing is that does anyone know where to find the results from last year, now that the new brackets are on the website?...
by tabstop
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament VI (03/01/2014; New Kent, VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 5285

Re: VCU Spring Tournament VI (03/01/2014; New Kent, VA)

I left during the (one-game) final between Maggie Walker A and Richard Montgomery. Cave Spring A was clear third, WJ and Loudoun County tied for 4th if I'm reading my file correctly, and GDS finished out the top six. The stats are on my computer; I will get them to Cody who will get them into proper...
by tabstop
Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arizona Quizbowl Association JAMES Mirror - Oct 26
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Re: Arizona Quizbowl Association JAMES Mirror - Oct 26

I am not in any way affected by this, but I am curious: We are gauging interest with participating teams on whether this tournament will follow NAQT rules or PACE NSC rules. Which aspect(s) of the difference are you interested in? Timed vs untimed? Bouncebacks vs no bouncebacks? 15-point powers vs 2...
by tabstop
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 51103

Re: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!

High Tech was not in a tie. The other tiebreakers (Dorman/DCC; TJ/Blair/MW) have scores, so I believe they happened.
by tabstop
Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56525

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

I think the idea is this: Original brackets of 9/10 play 9RR on packets from bracket A (as they have the bye). Playoffs are top 3/middle 3/bottom x. The top two brackets are 5RR, while the bottom is 7RR. The first five rounds use four packets from the bottom group from bracket B and an editor packet...
by tabstop
Mon May 27, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54175

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I found all the 7-3 data, so: Most playoff opponents: 9 (Northmont) Fewest playoff opponents: 3 (Guilford B) Best Sat opponent record: 65-35 (Saint Joseph (IN), Mountain Lakes, Dorman B, LASA B) Worst Sat opponent record: 49-51 (Guilford B) Considering playoff opponents only: 1. Dorman B (7 opponent...
by tabstop
Mon May 27, 2013 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54175

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

I can almost do the 7-3 data; the TJ A and Dorman B pages throw an error so I will have to look through everybody else's pages to find their opponents which might take a bit. If we go by "Saturday winning percentage of opponents who made the playoffs", which seems to be what matches what you want he...
by tabstop
Mon May 27, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 149
Views: 54175

Re: 2013 HSNCT discussion

So I only did 6-4 and 5-5 teams, but: For # of Saturday opponents that made the playoffs, the range for 6-4 teams went from 1 (Centennial, but did play seven 5-5 teams) to 9 (St. Mark's [everyone but their first round opponent, who finished 4-6] and Winchester Thurston [everyone but their first roun...
by tabstop
Wed May 01, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18298

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

The "opening buzz" question was from a spare packet, or was a separate question; it wasn't the "normal" Q1.
by tabstop
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18298

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

I just want to chime in and say that the online schedule/score system at NHBB Nationals last weekend was the best idea I've ever seen implemented at any quiz bowl tournament (from a player's perspective). I really hope to see more national tournaments using this sort of system in the future. That b...
by tabstop
Sat Apr 27, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18298

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

Mr. Scogan wrote:http://www.historybowl.com/bowl_varsity ... hp?pool=19 these are transposed FYI
I don't know what this means. (This might mean that we fixed it when we checked against the scoresheets.)
by tabstop
Fri Apr 26, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: US Geography Olympiad Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 3697

Re: US Geography Olympiad Nationals Discussion Thread

This probably won't help anyone who's actually here, but: I am noticing that the "all players" schedule is not containing all the players. The schedules by round, however, are complete so if you seem to be missing, please check there. I will be looking into what's going on. EDIT: No I think we're ok...
by tabstop
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee 12-13
Replies: 51
Views: 25905

Re: Tennessee 12-13

Perhaps I'm missing something, but if everybody has a bye round, why add points? (Naturally you're going to get the same results either way, so it's not as though it's wrong; it just seems like extra work.)
by tabstop
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online/Realtime Team Tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Re: Online/Realtime Team Tracker

The goal is definitely to help with people movement. I've added locations to the team pages (so that you won't have to visit a separate page to see where your next set of matches are) -- any other features that you can come up with that will help with that, or that you think will make the web view m...
by tabstop
Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville
Replies: 66
Views: 17159

Re: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville

I think the idea behind the schedule is that you don't play a final unless it's a tie. You need 7 for the first round robin, 7 for the second non-repeat round robin, packet 15 is tiebreaker questions or half-packet tiebreakers (or maybe third-packet tiebreakers if you're paranoid) and packet 16 is f...
by tabstop
Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online/Realtime Team Tracker
Replies: 5
Views: 2452

Online/Realtime Team Tracker

At today's Eastern Virginia regionals, we tested the online team tracker I am building and expect to roll out at Nationals. As such, I'd like to share some links here and solicit feedback about the usability (from the team perspective) of the pages. A team would get in their packet, among other thin...
by tabstop
Fri May 04, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 9929

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

2. What were Ted's thoughts on this clue? I am of course not Ted, but Ted made the comment at the time that he wondered whether he never heard any questions about the subject because it was actually hard, or because people wouldn't write the question for a tournament he was at, and that now he knew.
by tabstop
Tue May 01, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 51376

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

I don't have much to add, since apparently my greater physical distance from the main site meant that all the craziness dissipated before it got to me. (There was only one afternoon team that was late to my site, and that was only seven minutes late, and once two teams showed up without a schedule I...
by tabstop
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012
Replies: 21
Views: 9307

Re: Duke Spring Invitational - April 7th, 2012

Thank you for everyone who came today. I'm terribly sorry about room reservation situation, the Duke Card office was incredibly terrible about unlocking/locking the rooms today. Again, I apologize for any inconvenience. Please accept my sincere apologies, and I will personally make sure such a situ...
by tabstop
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park
Replies: 82
Views: 26004

Re: 2011 NASAT: June 11-12, University of Maryland-College Park

Unfortunately, Team Virginia will also be absent. I will be there for ritual abasement.
by tabstop
Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)
Replies: 69
Views: 16143

Re: 2011 Midwest Championship May 14, 2011 at Culver (IN)

New Trier just expressed strong interest, so this might be a moot point! Yay! For 18 the 6-6-6 then 9-9 idea looks interesting... If I'm not mistaken this should allow us to get done in 12 rounds plus tiebreakers, plus advantaged final, if the two matches from the morning rounds are carried over to...
by tabstop
Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format
Replies: 96
Views: 17108

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Tournament Format

So... in a three-way 4-1 tie in the initial group phase, the top PPB team would advance automatically, while the other two would play a half-packet? Would the tiebreaker winner be seeded second going forward from the bracket? I expect in that situation that the top two would play, with the winner t...
by tabstop
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Team Virginia Organizationalness
Replies: 0
Views: 838

NASAT Team Virginia Organizationalness

As I seem to have landed in the Team Virginia coach/chaperon role, I would like to know which students are interested in joining. So if you are interested in joining, or you know someone who is interested in joining, or you know someone who should be interested in joining, or you know someone who kn...
by tabstop
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help me schedule a tournament!
Replies: 16
Views: 1936

Re: Help me schedule a tournament!

Suppose you have three teams, A, B, and C, all of which are tied at X-1. Team A has the highest score in whatever paper tiebreaker you're using, so by most reasonable three-teams-two-spots scenarios Team A is in and Team B and Team C have to play a play-in game, or are likewise advanced/eliminated ...
by tabstop
Sun Feb 08, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: SCT East at William & Mary (2/7/2009)
Replies: 39
Views: 5821

Re: Announcement: SCT East at William & Mary (2/7/2009)

I'm assuming the SBVZ are the blue buzzers? We replaced them after Chris Ray, Phil, and Jeff all buzzed in on the same question and all three lights lit up (in a row, at least). Since we were in the middle of a game, we did not take the time to disassemble; we put them down, got the new one up, and ...
by tabstop
Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED:Shaun (Pickrell) of the Dead II (2/17/08) at WM
Replies: 19
Views: 4418

The playoffs will be College World Series style double elimination, except that the final will be one game instead of best-of-three. This means after the prelims teams ranked 1st, 4th, 5th, and 8th will go into one double elimination bracket of 4, while the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th teams will go into...
by tabstop
Sun Dec 02, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TTGT11: Maryland Tournament #11, 12/1/07 @ UMD
Replies: 22
Views: 6697

Points (prelim+playoff=total)

1. Delaware A 16+6=22
also 1. Delaware B 15+7=22
3. Gonzaga 16+4=20
4. NovaDuke 11+1=12

5. Rochester A 10+9=19
6. Rochester B 10+6=16
7. Howard 4+3=7
8. Dan Blake 2+0=2
by tabstop
Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TTGT11: Maryland Tournament #11, 12/1/07 @ UMD
Replies: 22
Views: 6697

Actually, this is a good idea. And PPG would work since you can put in 0 under games played for every player in the third match. Points per bonus would be a mess unless you did manual calculation. Individual PPG would be right, but team PPG would not really be right, is what I meant. And yes, PPB w...
by tabstop
Sun Nov 18, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TTGT11: Maryland Tournament #11, 12/1/07 @ UMD
Replies: 22
Views: 6697

How I would do it if I were there: Put in team rosters normally. Each "match" would get entered three times: the two games would be put in as always with individual stats (zeroing out the people in the other room); the third game would just be entered as total score with no individual stats. I haven...
by tabstop
Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swiss Pairs Discussion (split from National Tournaments)
Replies: 21
Views: 7952

People using my name in vain ... I should read more often. The idea behind the seeding in Swiss systems is that there is no elimination, so all the teams in the top half should be treated "equally" (that is, have an equal chance of suffering an upset). Hence the 1-25, 26-2, 3-27, etc. pairings. The ...
by tabstop
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 17 team round robin?
Replies: 5
Views: 3210

I think the 6/6/5 scenario would be best. Yes, some teams only get 4 prelim games, but everybody else only gets 5, which means there should be plenty of rounds left for playoffs of some kind. In fact, you could run a round-robin playoff (top two from each pool, etc.); four more rounds for (almost) e...
by tabstop
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should I do this round robin?
Replies: 13
Views: 5322

Six rounds is, I think, fairly hopeless. Any round-robin requires an odd number of rounds to finish, so if you can squeeze out another round somewhere to get to seven, you can run pools of seven. If you could convince someone to stay home, you could run two different 3x4 round robins (three rounds, ...