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by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

The 2013 NSC field is currently full at 64 teams. Because of our room limitations, it will not be possible to expand the field. A waiting list has been started for all other interested teams. Teams who have already filled out the registration form can join the waiting list by mailing in their $100 d...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14
Replies: 62
Views: 14581

Re: National History Bowl - 2013 College Nationals: Sun. Apr. 14

I'll agree with Mike and J.R. that trying to hold a national tournament over Skype seems like a terrible idea--what if some of the players lose their internet connection in the finals? What if people look up answers because they're already on the internet and ruin the tournament? Way too many possi...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC hotel discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2923

Re: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013

Sorry, Father Gregory! I thought Aaron had told you as well as Mike and I that he's going to call the hotel and see what we can do. Hotels like guaranteed business, so hopefully he will be able to report back with good news.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

Re: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013

Guy Tabachnick and Hannah Kirsch have resigned from PACE. I wish them the best in their future endeavors.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

Thanks also to my teammates and to our outside staffers, George Berry, Brian Mongilio, Cody Voight, Matt Weiner, and Mr. Beeken of Blacksburg. We couldn't have done it without you!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

Western Albemarle cleared the field to win the tournament, and TJ B defeated Maggie Walker A in the second place tiebreaker. Playoff stats are online. Western Albemarle, TJ B, Maggie Walker A, TJ A, and Wakefield A have qualified for the HSNCT, as has our highest finishing small school, but I need t...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

Only 4 players were interested in trying out for NASAT, so Team Virginia is currently Sachith from Hidden Valley, Eric from Western Ablemarle, Venu from Clover Hill, and Mason from Loudoun County. No Raynor or anyone from Gov?!?!? Apparently none of them are able to go to/interested in playing NASAT.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

Prelim Stats

Only 4 players were interested in trying out for NASAT, so Team Virginia is currently Sachith from Hidden Valley, Eric from Western Ablemarle, Venu from Clover Hill, and Mason from Loudoun County.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

There's still not enough interest for NASAT tryouts to be necessary, but if they are, we'll be using Penn-ance. Thanks, Eric!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

I've come to the realization that expanding to 24 could cause us exactly the problem I was trying to prevent by keeping the initial cap at 21 (i.e. if anyone drops, we could end up with a number that is impossible for me to schedule given our room configuration). With apologies, we're going to stay ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

As we approach 64 teams having filled out our registration form, I want to remind all teams of this year's policy that they are not considered officially registered until Aaron Rosenberg has received their deposit (or full payment). Remember that payment should be mailed to: Aaron Rosenberg 901 W. S...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)
Replies: 20
Views: 7085

Re: Best Quizbowl Programs in the Nation (Ranking?)

You overlooked Maggie Walker: 2012-33, 2011-5, 2010-1, 2009-5.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

OK, well I'd definitely be interested in NASAT tryouts. Would it just be straight playing a packet and top point-totals would qualify, or would there be an attempt to "balance" a potential NASAT team by subjects? The latter, most likely. Like I said, though, it's really impossible to determine unti...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

How would NASAT tryouts be conducted? So far I've had one person interested, so I honestly haven't really worried about it yet. If they turn out to be necessary, they'll be on a college set from this year; format will depend entirely on the number of signups. I'm planning to send out a teams/buzzer...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33834

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

Could a mechanism be added to change ownership of a database entry? I have volunteered to help enter tournament info into the database that is missing, but the actual tournament directors may want to take ownership of those entries at a date in the future, particularly if they want to post stats in...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

In accordance with New Cabell Hall's ongoing efforts to give me an ulcer, I've been notified that two of our rooms have been cancelled from my reservation due to construction that will be taking place inside them on this date. I can keep the field structure the same as previously announced, with the...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

Re: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013

Mr. Reinstein: I'm looking into the status of our by-laws; Wordpress can be less than user friendly and sometimes it's harder than ideal to find older pages of our website. James: my job as Communications officer entails posting announcements (here, on our website, on Facebook, and on Twitter) on be...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

We're now at 13 teams. I'm planning to send another email out this weekend reminding teams to register and explaining what's up with our field cap, but to put it briefly, our room reservation situation is less than great (we have enough rooms for 24 teams, but one bracket would have to be in a diff...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

We're now at 13 teams. I'm planning to send another email out this weekend reminding teams to register and explaining what's up with our field cap, but to put it briefly, our room reservation situation is less than great (we have enough rooms for 24 teams, but one bracket would have to be in a diffe...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34155

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

I'm going to call for some increased decorum in this thread before rules-skirting becomes something I need to start issuing warnings about. To take off the moderator hat for a second, I think a large part of the worth of the excellent work Fred is doing here is to give teams something to show to the...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4667

Re: PACE Membership Changes for 2012-2013

Matt Jackson will be replacing Lily Chen as Vice President of Outreach for the remainder of this academic year.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: New tournament database for all quizbowl events
Replies: 14
Views: 33834

Re: New tournament database for all quizbowl events

Just a quick reminder to tournament directors that entering your tournament into the database well in advance can help teams in your area find your tournament if they happen to be using its search function rather than combing through this forum. The day you set up the database page doesn't have any ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rules reminder: stop "bumping" tournament announcements
Replies: 2
Views: 4139

Re: Rules reminder: stop "bumping" tournament announcements

The issue with thread-bumping is that a post that only says "bump" or some such is contentless and thus necessarily against the rules like all other content-free posts. There's no reason to grant announcement bumps an exception to that rule because it's very possible to accomplish the same thing by ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

Some hotel recommendations for this tournament: PACE's official staff hotel for the 2013 NSC is the Marriott Inn and Conference Center <http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasum-the-marriott-inn-and-conference-center-university-of-maryland-university-college/> This hotel is located on the Univers...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

Some hotel recommendations for this tournament: PACE's official staff hotel for the 2013 NSC is the Marriott Inn and Conference Center <http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasum-the-marriott-inn-and-conference-center-university-of-maryland-university-college/> This hotel is located on the Universi...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

We are now platinum-certified by PACE, so the top 25% of teams from this event will qualify for the 2013 NSC. With a little over a month to go, we still have plenty of room in the field.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 23665

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

Vernon Lee Bad Marriage, Jr. wrote:
mastaloo wrote:If everyone is alright with breaking a tie by PPG for the advantaged final, I'm fine with running a 6/4 playoff bracket. If not, then we'll run 4/6.
I'd be fine with that.
The rest of UVA is also fine with this. Please please be careful to make sure wrong packets don't happen, though.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

All teams that have qualified for the 2013 NSC are now welcome to register. We are also now accepting wildcard applications from interested teams who have not qualified by other means. If you are interested in pursuing a wildcard bid, please send a summary of your team's performance this year (inclu...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 23665

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:So it looks like UVA, UMD, Yale, and Penn will all be going to one site. Lets hope that D-value algorithm is good enough.
UMD B is looking forward to going 0-whatever again this year!
You guys should register before registration closes on the 5th, then.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159615

Re: ProtoBowl

whether that be from increased moderation (see the call upthread for someone willing to do that, though unfortunately so far it seems that the only people who care about the experience of new players are much older players who have no use for protobowl and no time to spend monitoring it). I have st...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159615

Re: ProtoBowl

I don't think anyone's slamming Ben and Kevin here. They made a cool thing that required lots of technical skill and has a lot of potential utility. What people are saying is that some sort of effort should be made to have a more user-friendly entrance to the site so that no one feels unable to enjo...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159615

Re: ProtoBowl

Fine, but there are some people that do, in certain situations, use bad words. But I do agree, people who are bothered by this activity should not use /lobby if it affects them that much. However, I would also say that frankly, that's being rather reactionary, and I would advise anyone who gets off...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program
Replies: 13
Views: 4219

Re: 2012-2013 PACE Question Set Certification Program

I'll be maintaining a list of sets that have been certified as exemplary on this page. If you've edited one of these sets and would like more names of your writers or editors listed, or if I've misspelled someone's name, please let me know so that credit can go where credit is due.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

We now have 2 teams registered! I filled out the room request form a week ago when it opened up; I'll send out an invitation email either when I hear back about room reservations or on 1/15, whichever comes first. I realize I'm running a little late on this; I haven't had a good opportunity to make...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

Schools that have qualified at two or more affiliated tournaments are now welcome to register using the form in Mike's post above this one.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (1/12/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Metro Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (1/12/2013)

Maggie Walker A, Thomas Jefferson A, Richard Montgomery, Georgetown Day School, Maggie Walker B, and Thomas Jefferson B have made the playoffs and qualified for the PACE NSC. I'll be updating combined stats here each round.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (1/12/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Metro Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (1/12/2013)

Washington and Lee will be replaced after lunch by four players from New Kent.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (1/12/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1996

Re: Metro Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (1/12/2013)

Round 3 is underway here in New Kent. I'll be updating prelim stats here between rounds.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

We now have 2 teams registered! I filled out the room request form a week ago when it opened up; I'll send out an invitation email either when I hear back about room reservations or on 1/15, whichever comes first.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)
Replies: 69
Views: 23665

Re: NAQT Region 3 SCT - University of Delaware (2/9/13)

UVA will be attending this site. Number of teams to come once we've been back to practice and can discuss.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT (March 2013)
Replies: 15
Views: 5664

Re: WIT (March 2013)

I appear to have broken this topic a bit trying to merge it...can a more experienced moderator/admin put Auroni's first post back at the beginning of the thread?

Carried out another split to make this happen. The first half of the original thread can be seen here. --JTH
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

The field for this tournament is being tracked here.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

Re: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

bt_green_warbler wrote:
The Laughing Cavalier wrote:using NAQT IS-12[whatever the states set is this year; I'll check on that at a later date]
IS #126.
Thanks, Jeff!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)
Replies: 22
Views: 7208

VA NAQT States at UVA (3/23/13 in Charlottesville)

The Academic Competition Club at UVA will be hosting the Virginia NAQT State Championship on March 23, 2013 using NAQT IS-126, the designated state tournament set. We will not be using computational math tossups at this tournament, and the field is capped at 24 teams. All Virginia middle and high sc...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: PHAT VI (12/7/12 at South Burlington, VT HS)
Replies: 18
Views: 5850

Re: RESULTS: PHAT VI (12/7/12 at South Burlington, VT HS)

Some thoughts on timing from one admittedly not very familiar with the workings of the VT/NH circuit: Small, but visible to both teams when placed on the moderator's desk, battery-operated, easy-to-set timers like those often used by NAQT can be purchased at your local dollar store. I'd say they're ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 42429

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

I've just received confirmation that our March 23 tournament will indeed be NAQT States. I'll get a full announcement up in a week when I'm done with finals.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT planning
Replies: 6
Views: 1858

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

Is UVA still hosting the Mid-Atlantic mirror of this? I assume they will be, and they'd have the right of first refusal in any case. They've already reserved a date to host, offered to contribute to an editors' packet, and helped playtest a handful of questions. Confirming that we would indeed like...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

Just an FYI: You have Kellenberg's LIFT tournament of October 20th listed as a Platinum qualifying tournament, but it appears that none of the teams that finished as actual qualifiers on your list of teams eligible to register starting today, December 1st, on your current PACE website. Mike Bentley...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

The updated fee structure is now available on our website . I'll edit both this link and the link to our registration form into the first post of this thread. I apologize for the delay; please note the handful of changes from last year. Registration opens for platinum-qualified teams in just about f...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NSC: Congratulations, Ladue!
Replies: 78
Views: 52020

Re: 2013 NSC: June 8-9 at University of Maryland, College Park

This year, we'll be asking that teams make their registration official via a $100 down payment to help us confirm that registered teams are indeed seriously planning to attend. We are happy to refund said $100 once full payment is received if teams are being paid for by their school district. Dan Go...