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by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59195

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central A, the 2015 NSC Champions! Full statistics and results should be posted later this evening. Any stats corrections should be emailed to Jon Pinyan at [email protected].com. Thank you to all of our teams and staff for attending this year's NSC; I had a great time...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59195

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Maggie Walker places third. An advantaged finals series is taking place now between DCC A and LASA A, with DCC holding the advantage and needing to win one of the possible two games to win the tournament.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59195

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Please tell me there will be some sort of live blog or streaming of the finals I can tweet score changes for the play-in game and final but nothing about question content because we have other tiebreakers occurring concurrently on the same packets. I'll be using the PACE Twitter account and will tr...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59195

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Your 2015 NSC All Stars based on prelim performance are: Henry Hawthorn (Harmony) and Eric Xu (Western Albemarle) with 178.57 PPG each, they are now tied for second all-time and will be added to our Records page after the tournament; Bruce Lou (Saratoga) with 161.43 PPG, now 7th all-time and bound f...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59195

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Charbroil wrote:
jonpin wrote:Stats will be posted regularly at this link.
The link for Prelim D stats returns an error message.
These have not been uploaded yet; they will be soon.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 59195

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

All of our registered teams should have just gotten an information email from me. Please let me know ASAP if this is not the case.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 53943

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

. Although this didn't end up affecting the game, is there any way in the future to make that tossups more clear so moderator make less mistakes due to not completely reading the answerlines? That's a little easier said then done, particularly for an answer like that. The solution isn't listing les...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue May 19, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NOHO II at North Hollywood (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 5406

Re: NOHO II at North Hollywood (4/11)

By request, here's a link to the stats for this tournament.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon May 18, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Spring Cleaning: Or, On the Archives
Replies: 0
Views: 6726

Spring Cleaning: Or, On the Archives

Hey, folks. As the season winds down, I've been archiving dormant threads. If I archive something you still need, as I've done accidentally before (for example, an announcement for something that hasn't happened yet or a discussion that isn't over), feel free to send me or another board staffer a PM...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri May 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Summer Practices
Replies: 3
Views: 2263

VCU Summer Practices

Quizbowl at VCU is hosting open summer practices from Monday, 5/18 until a date in August TBD. All are welcome to join us Mondays from 8-10 and Thursdays from 7-10 in the Shockoe Room of the University Student Commons. Feel free to contact me (via PM or whatever your preferred means is) with any que...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri May 15, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 25312

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

CaseyB wrote:I will be attending VCU in the fall to pursue an MS in Forensic Science and I am certainly interested in playing quiz bowl there.
Welcome, Casey! If you're in town over the summer, come join us at summer practice. I'll post a thread about them, and they're being announced on our Facebook page too.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri May 08, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 42443

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

I don't think anyone's advocating making secret plans. We were told Andrew Hart, Fred Morlan, and Nick Karas knew we were planning a novice event; apparently we shouldn't have believed that, but we thought everyone with a vested interest in and track record of producing such a tournament knew. To c...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri May 08, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 42443

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

I don't think anyone's advocating making secret plans. We were told Andrew Hart, Fred Morlan, and Nick Karas knew we were planning a novice event; apparently we shouldn't have believed that, but we thought everyone with a vested interest in and track record of producing such a tournament knew. We di...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat May 02, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

Re: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Nominations Closed

PACE is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award is Coach Joshua Rutsky of Hoover High School in Alabama. Coach Rutsky is being recognized for his efforts in spreading pyramidal quizbowl in Alabama, including spearheading the transition of the ASCA st...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The following teams will take home trophies this year:

Overall
1 - Penn A
2 - Chicago A
3 - Maryland

Undergrad
1 - Stanford B
2 - Illinois
3 - Yale

DII
1 - Northwestern
2 - MIT B

Congratulations to all!
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Stanford B won the second game of the Undergrad final 180-110 over Illinois. The one-game overall final between Penn A and Chicago A has begun. I'll upload those in the playoff stats file before I leave; combined stats may end up waiting until tomorrow after our long drive back to VA.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

A one-game overall final between Penn A and Chicago A will take place in Angell Auditorium A at 1 PM. Stanford B has the advantage in a UG final against Illinois starting now. The UG Final Series will appear in the stats as Round 23 and 25 because of the packets being used. Illinois A won the first...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Northwestern defeated MIT B 195-130 in the D2 final, which will be entered in the stats as a Round 21 game. Yale A beat Berkeley A 225-175 for a spot in the UG third place game. That game will appear as a Round 20 game, and the UG third place game will appear as a Round 21 game. We've caught the UVA...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

In full, the order of the playoff brackets is: (12) Monkeys; (8) Crazy Nights; (8) Days a Week; (8) Heads...; (8) Legged Freaks; (4) Weddings... It's probably easiest for now to just label each bracket with the place they're shooting for, i.e. "Monkeys (1st place)", "Crazy Nights (13th place)" etc....
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The top bracket is currently displaying third in the playoff stats; that's something we'll have to fix after the tournament. Similarly, Weddings and a Funeral should be the last bracket.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Just wondering how Maryland was UG at ICT but not at ACF NAQT and ACF have different regulations for undergraduate status. 11. For collegiate tournaments which recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals of “undergraduate” status, an “undergraduate” player is a player who did not receive a BA...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Stats will be periodically updated here ; Andrew Feist and I are aiming to merge and post every other round. Please feel free to PM me with corrections, especially if you know the last names and/or class years of the players who were not on submitted rosters and thus currently have incomplete names...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 57955

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

Stats will be periodically updated here; Andrew Feist and I are aiming to merge and post every other round. Please feel free to PM me with corrections, especially if you know the last names and/or class years of the players who were not on submitted rosters and thus currently have incomplete names.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale VIII (04/11/2015; New Kent, VA)
Replies: 4
Views: 2721

Re: VCU Season Finale VIII (04/11/2015; New Kent, VA)

Many thanks to all the teams and staff (especially our outside staff Andrew Feist and Vasa Clarke) who came out today. Cody will post full stats tomorrow, but for now, our top 3 teams were Guilford A, Western Albemarle, and Maggie Walker A.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

Re: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

One more week for nominations! I've replied to each one that I've received, so if you tried to send one in but haven't heard from me, it did not reach me.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 7249

Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Just popping in to remind teams that they should be registering with Cody at the address in the first post - Matt Weiner had been doing a lot of recruiting for this tournament, but any replies sent to him will not reach us. Cody and I will be trying to follow up with the teams who'd heard from Matt ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Day 2015 - Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 2812

Re: VCU Trash Day 2015 - Sunday, March 22

This has been cancelled. Sorry for the late post; I forgot Matt had gotten around to making a public announcement.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

Re: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

We are accepting nominations for two more weeks.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37202

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

I think people's complaints about the tampon bonus have more merit when they focus on the fact that the clues were rather unhelpful at pointing towards the answers--asking which tampon brand corresponds to which product names seems far more likely to reward lucky guessing than any sort of "real kno...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

Re: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Now Accepting Nominations

Just a reminder that there's one month left to get your nominations in! So far I've only received one for each award, and we would love to have more.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 22055

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Also, I think the "Hercules" tossup has a factual error, or is at least non-unique in a way that makes the clue really actively unhelpful; by far the most prominent Roman emperor to have himself depicted as Hercules was Commodus (who was very often shown in a Nemean-esque lion skin once he came of ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 36465

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

Cody's hoping to run his electrical engineering tournament at some point over the weekend.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

Hosts should have received packets from me this morning. If you are a host and you do not have packets, please get in touch with me ASAP.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

All nine of our hosts should have now heard from me twice this week with information about stats and such. If your site has not heard from me, please let me know ASAP.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5297

2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations for the 2015 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards. The awards, which recognize those who contribute to the “spirit and honor of quizbowl competition,” will be presented at the 2015 PACE ...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 4688

Re: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (1/17/15)

We are changing our date to Saturday March 14, 2015. This is the Saturday of the March SAT, so teams should be aware of that before registering for our tournament. I will update the original post with correct information, but I will need a moderator to adjust the thread title. Done, and I'll adjust...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

Expecting Florida CC teams to play on Sunday (Jan. 25) after they play the CC SCTs on Saturday is probably wildly optimistic. CC teams have faculty coaches (required to go with, officially) who are unlikely to make a second 4-6 hour round trip for a tournament the day after making such a trip. Sorr...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:We have added a site at the University of Florida.
The Florida site will take place on Sunday, January 25, in the hopes that interested CC teams will be able to attend.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

We have added a site at the University of Florida.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 58252

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

Screw you, why can't we criticize Harvard in public? Well, you can do this, and I actually welcome it, but I'm trying to preserve personal details about non-Harvard affiliated people. Feel free to discuss the other problems--before painting the long, detailed picture, I just wanted to make sure onl...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

I can now confirm that Mizzou is our Lower Midwest site.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

We have added a site at MSU. I'm still awaiting confirmation of our Lower Midwest site, and I'm hoping to contact some people in Florida and the UK over the weekend about those currently under-served regions.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

It is possible that we will add another physical site or two besides the Lower Midwest, but there will not be an online mirror of this tournament. Do you anticipate adding a site in the Ohio/Michigan area, or should teams in that region plan to attend one of the other sites? Thanks. For now at leas...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

Our bid deadline has passed. We are awaiting confirmation from a probable host in the Lower Midwest that I will add to this list as soon as possible, but otherwise our sites are as follows: McMaster, Harvard, UVA, Vanderbilt, Rice, Northern Illinois, and Stanford. It is possible that we will add ano...
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

sonny wrote:Will there be an online mirror of this tournament?
That question is currently under internal discussion.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

I'll try to send out more nagging emails tomorrow, but we've still yet to receive any bids from the Lower Midwest.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (DEFUNCT)
Replies: 6
Views: 2342

Re: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (Jan. 17)

minusfive wrote:It was my understanding that McMaster has bid for ACF Regionals, and that no other school in Canada has. Can people confirm this? It could go a long way to sorting out the schedule...
This is currently true, though we will continue accepting bids until the announced deadline of November 2.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5716

Re: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)

gaurav.kandlikar wrote:A list of teams officially registered for this tournament can be viewed here.
I know I've looked at this field before and it worked, but this sheet currently seems to be broken.
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49123

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

We still have not received any bids from the Great Lakes, Lower Midwest, Texas/Gulf Coast, and Pacific Northwest regions. I'll be sending out some targeted emails to schools with hosting histories tonight, but I'm posting this in hopes of some interested parties seeing this before then or catching s...