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by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 10/04/2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4562

Re: PADAWAN at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 10/04/2014

Working on crossover playoff stats here.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS II: It Stinks!
Replies: 4
Views: 3339

Re: COMICS II: It Stinks!

As someone who greatly regretted not playing the first one, I am excited.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49119

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015

Editors have claimed the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and California sites. So far, the only other bid I've received is for the Canada/Niagara site. Southeast, Gulf Coast/Texas, Lower Midwest, Great Lakes, and Pacific Northwest, I'd love to hear from you! Again, [email protected].com is the address...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)
Replies: 30
Views: 14572

Re: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)

For some reason, I doubt that Yale hosting a tournament 150 miles away is a major reason why Princeton had 14 less teams at their tournament than in 1997. True, although one of the nice things about said 1997-vintage tournaments was that both Princeton and Yale that year had great fields from throu...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)

Have you guys picked a specific room in second floor McBryde?
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 24243

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

I've tried to update the calendar with links to the tournaments that have been announced so far; let me know if I missed yours!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 75552

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Pillow talk with JL: JL: Wait a minute, didn't Arnold say school starts three weeks from tomorrow? MS: Yeah, that's the 23rd! The 20th would be a Wednesday! Why would school here start on a Wednesday? JL: His whole narrative is full of holes; I think he may have been Keyser Soze! (Note: soze's last...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 24243

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

Calendar is updated through this morning; it's unclear whether I'll have internet access from a computer (as opposed to just my phone, on which it is hard to edit posts) again until Saturday evening.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 24243

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Blair would like to tentatively claim March 21, 2015 for a tournament on a regular-difficulty NAQT set. You guys should consider bidding to host MD NAQT States, since you want to run an IS set and VA States has been on this date for the past several years (the States set is free, which can make up ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 24243

DC Metro 2014-2015 Date Claim Thread

I'll maintain a calendar this year, I guess. For now, let me see if I can use my mod powers to split the new claims from the 2013-2014 thread into this one to avoid chaos and confusion. Ok, well, it ended up a little chaotic, but now 2014-2015 is distinct from 2013-2014. I have borrowed Grace's cale...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue May 27, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Einhard wrote:Were there any recorded games at NSC and will they be released somewhere soon?
Jerry Vinokurov videotaped the finals and perhaps the All Star Game; I'm not sure how long it will be before he has an opportunity to post those.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 26, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion

We'd originally planned to have physical control rooms and not to use the converted hallways; Grand Ballroom D was supposed to be 3 rooms, and Regency A and B were each intended as 2. Unfortunately, we discovered that these options were not soundproof, so we moved to the remaining spaces at that po...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 26, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion

We'd originally planned to have physical control rooms and not to use the converted hallways; Grand Ballroom D was supposed to be 3 rooms, and Regency A and B were each intended as 2. Unfortunately, we discovered that these options were not soundproof, so we moved to the remaining spaces at that po...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 26, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3410

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion

We'd originally planned to have physical control rooms and not to use the converted hallways; Grand Ballroom D was supposed to be 3 rooms, and Regency A and B were each intended as 2. Unfortunately, we discovered that these options were not soundproof, so we moved to the remaining spaces at that poi...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun May 25, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Now that I've woken up a little, I'll add that I really appreciate all the teams who came out this year. This was our biggest tournament ever, as well as our first year in a hotel and our first year of JV and Small School recognition. I'm really excited about all of those things, and I hope you were...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun May 25, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

I am exhausted, so a more complete post will follow at some later time, but I want to thank everyone (teams, staffs, hotel personnel) involved in this tournament for coming. Thanks especially to Bernadette Spencer, Jon Pinyan, Matt Weiner, Mike Hundley, Stephen Eltinge, Ryan Rosenberg, Jacob Wasserm...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun May 25, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Congratulations to Liberal Arts and Science Academy A, the winner of the 2014 PACE NSC. Congratulations also to our second place team, Western Albemarle. The score of the one game final was 470-350. This year for the first time ever we are recognizing the top three Junior Varsity teams, who in desce...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun May 25, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

I can confirm the Ladue - St. John's game is starting soon; it needed to wait until after the other tiebreakers because of noise from the mics. The LASA - Western Albemarle final will start as soon as the third place game is over.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat May 24, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

Full playoff stats are at the database page linked above and again here. We'll see everyone in the morning for the superplayoffs!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat May 24, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

All name corrections will be made at the end of the tournament, as we are working in multiple stats files. Those should be sent via forums PM to our head stats person, Jon Pinyan, whose username is jonpin. The playoffs are underway; next year we will have three statkeepers managing this volume of sc...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 19, 2014 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

All registered teams should have just received a logistics email from me. Please contact me ASAP if this is not the case.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 01, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 76082

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

Image

We also played some frisbee on this trip.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu May 01, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 76082

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/t1.0-9/207957_6037295468_107_n.jpg This is the group that traveled by minibus (and Mrs. Adams' minivan) from Gov to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the 2007 NSC. Back row: Mark Guerci, Evan Adams, Erik Haley, Mehdi Razvi, Will Butler Next row: Dr. John...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Apr 30, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 18139

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

RexSueciae wrote:Hopefully the University of Virginia has a spot open on its quizbowl team.
After three years in a row of only graduating 1 player, 4 of us are headed out the door this year. I'm sure there will be room for all. :)
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12312

Re: Praise Song

I know Andrew Hart has already been mentioned, but let's not forget the largely thankless work he does every year managing Early Autumn Collegiate Novice. For many players (including me), this was their first time playing a college tournament - or any tournament! And for many writers (again, includ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 109461

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

I have to imagine that the growth of the internet and the creation of public packet archives had a lot to do with the level of play in college quizbowl becoming much higher. Aren't high school teams also way better now in general - like didn't it only become standard for good high school teams to p...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 39738

Re: New College Contact List

I used this yesterday to put a friend of a friend in contact with the team at her school, which reminds me to remind you all to please update your information as people graduate this spring. This can be a very useful tool, but only if it's reasonably current.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47989

Re: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC

I apologize if this information is somewhere on the PACE website and I just can't find it, but how can I change our registration from 0 to 2 staffers? (And do I have to send those names to someone? ) Please email our treasurer, Brian Mongilio, at [email protected].org, since that will change your ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 04/05/2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3795

Re: MUT at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 04/05/2014

Do you have a confirmed building yet, Cody? I'll be seeing our team's drivers tomorrow night.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9159

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

Would it be possible/would it make sense to pay someone to help Jeff (and whoever else is handling stuff like ICT rosters) out during Nats season? Getting everyone's rosters sorted is one of those tasks that always takes way longer than it seems like it should (unlike some of the people complaining...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9159

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

Would it be possible for teams to submit partial rosters ("we're not sure about our 4th yet, but") to ameliorate this? A good way to implement this might be to allow individual players from a school to sign themselves up on a team, subject to the registrant's override. With NAQT's current system, i...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9159

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

You don't need to be president, but if someone else registers the teams, I don't know if you have the ability to edit the teams. I once registered Minnesota's teams despite never holding any position with the club, but I think this freezes out the ability of other people to do the same (?) I had Jo...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 38969

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

I suppose PACE NSC, the other recognized major national championship tournament, would be a possibility, but you would most likely have to request a wild-card berth, and I don't know how that works for that particular tournament, or if they have a wild-card procedure at all. PACE NSC is considered ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6380

Re: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014

The Hyatt Place apparently changed their format and prices so they are no longer as ideal, but last weekend Matt Weiner was talking about a new recommendation he's working on that will serve the same purpose. I will echo Fred's point that tryouts are not strictly necessary; for the past two years VA...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014]
Replies: 34
Views: 11927

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014

I've decided that the humanities research life is not for me, so I'll be moving back to Richmond after graduation. VCU claims that I will know in 6-8 weeks whether I'll be pursuing an MT in English or frantically job hunting, but either way my playing days are over as of last spring. I plan to stay ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)

The editors of DRAGOON have graciously agreed to let us use their set for NASAT tryouts. Please continuing signing up with James if you are interested (with the caveat that tryouts will only occur if more than 6 students are interested).
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)

We now have 12 rooms in New Cabell Hall and a hard cap of 24 teams.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6928

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)

Congrats to Maryland A! Stats are now complete at the links above.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6928

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)

Registration will start at 9:30 AM in Harris Hall 2117 (we don't technically have rooms until 10). I would like round 1 to start promptly at 10 AM. I'm going to want to get through as many of the prelim rounds as possible before lunch, so eating breakfast is recommended. All teams will get a logisti...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6928

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)

fett0001 wrote:Can we claim a travel discount now? The move added an additional 65 miles and an hour more of travel.
Yeah, just let Jerry/Susan know.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6928

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, UVA)

I'm hoping this works for NCSSM and Johns Hopkins, but having heard from everyone else, we're gonna go ahead with the VCU move and cap the field at 13. This uses every available room; I'll be TDing on a couch in the hallway. I've also confirmed with ACF that any team who would've received a travel ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6928

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, UVA)

I'm hoping this works for NCSSM and Johns Hopkins, but having heard from everyone else, we're gonna go ahead with the VCU move and cap the field at 13. This uses every available room; I'll be TDing on a couch in the hallway. I've also confirmed with ACF that any team who would've received a travel d...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6928

Re: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, UVA)

Ok, so, we cannot use Western Albemarle on such short notice, unfortunately. Our options are now VT or VCU, who were able to get us 6 rooms starting at 10 AM on Sunday. I'm going to email the registered teams seeing which option will work best; I suspect VCU is closer for most people, but that also ...