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by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23658

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23658

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23658

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon May 26, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon May 26, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon May 26, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Logistics Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3265

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu May 01, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 69477

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

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We also played some frisbee on this trip.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu May 01, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 69477

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 17804

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 11681

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 102454

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 36112

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 47275

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 treasurer@pace-nsc.org, since that will change your ...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 04/05/2014
Replies: 7
Views: 3688

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8726

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8726

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8726

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 38479

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania Dates 2013-2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6189

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? [Collegiate edition, 2014]
Replies: 34
Views: 11550

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 3720

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 3720

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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

Congrats to Maryland A! Stats are now complete at the links above.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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 ...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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

The wonderful people at Virginia Tech have graciously offered their campus as a backup location. For many registered teams that's a much farther trip, so we will continue investigating the use of a local high school to keep the tournament in the Cville area. Should the HS option fail, this tournamen...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

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

I have been assured that we will hear back about how many rooms we have for this within 10 business days at the latest; I'm hoping for sooner. Apparently they started working on weekend requests later than usual this semester. At that point I'll be able to edit a specific meeting room into the first...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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

The rooms people have confirmed that they are useless and have changed their policies so that no spaces can be used before 4 PM on Sundays. I'm getting in touch with some high school coaches, as apparently there is also a hs tournament in Maryland I didn't know about on 2/22.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6707

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

I have just been informed that we are no longer allowed to use Cabell before 4 PM on Sundays despite that not being an issue last semester. I've asked if them if there's a different building we can use on Sunday, but we may end up having to either move to Saturday (and unfortunately screw over the h...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

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

Should NASAT tryouts be planned to be held on this day? I unfortunately won't be able to make it to this tournament, but this is probably as good as any tournament to start deciding Team Virginia. If there's sufficient interest, this would probably work. Team Virginia as yet does not have a coach, ...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Jan 22, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5700

Re: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)

Hey, Mike, does "per team" in your fee structure mean "per school" or "per registered team"? If the former, I'll be un-registering one of our buzzers. Sorry for the delay in asking; I didn't think to check because I hadn't realized hosts were allowed to change that. Per team, not school. Okie doke....
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5700

Re: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)

Hey, Mike, does "per team" in your fee structure mean "per school" or "per registered team"? If the former, I'll be un-registering one of our buzzers. Sorry for the delay in asking; I didn't think to check because I hadn't realized hosts were allowed to change that.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47275

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

Could someone please clarify where 2014 PACE Competition is being held. The hotel website ( the page where you book the rooms) says the that event is 25 miles from the hotel. Save your time and do not call the hotel because apparently they do not the ability to answer if an event is being held in t...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 3720

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

The Academic Competition Club at UVA will be hosting the Virginia NAQT State Championship on March 22, 2014 using NAQT IS-136, the designated state tournament set. We will not be using computational math tossups at this tournament, and the field is tentatively capped at 21 teams (this will be update...