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by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon May 18, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Spring Cleaning: Or, On the Archives
Replies: 0
Views: 6035

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri May 15, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Summer Practices
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri May 15, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 24843

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri May 08, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 41853

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri May 08, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 41853

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat May 02, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5154

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 57381

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 2663

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5154

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 7123

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Day 2015 - Cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 2737

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Mar 12, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 36503

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5154

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 21465

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 35847

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2015 Benjamin Cooper Awards: Winners Announced
Replies: 5
Views: 5154

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blacksburg High Academic Invitational III (3/14/15)
Replies: 8
Views: 4511

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Nov 29, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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

We have added a site at the University of Florida.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Nov 16, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 57120

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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

I can now confirm that Mizzou is our Lower Midwest site.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Oct 28, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (DEFUNCT)
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
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: 5583

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN at VCU (Richmond, VA) - 10/04/2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4402

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

Working on crossover playoff stats here.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COMICS II: It Stinks!
Replies: 4
Views: 3247

Re: COMICS II: It Stinks!

As someone who greatly regretted not playing the first one, I am excited.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48127

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, acfregionals2015@gmail.com is the address...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)
Replies: 30
Views: 14347

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Sep 20, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at Virginia Tech (9/21/14)
Replies: 5
Views: 2303

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

Have you guys picked a specific room in second floor McBryde?
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 23913

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 Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 71508

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...