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by Pilgrim
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

The first post has been updated with no penalty packets.
by Pilgrim
Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

The first post has been updated with packets received for the second deadline.
by Pilgrim
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

The first deadline has passed. I inserted a list of received packets into the first post - if you believe you sent me a packet but you are not listed there, please contact me ASAP.
by Pilgrim
Mon Dec 19, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

ACF Regionals 2012 will be hosted at the following sites: West: UC San Diego South: Chris Romero at St John's School, Houston North: University of Minnesota Midwest: University of Illinois Southeast: Georgia Tech East Canada/Niagara: University of Buffalo Mid-Atlantic: George Washington University N...
by Pilgrim
Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

I'm pleased to announce that my co-editors for this tournament are Will Butler of Georgia Tech, Auroni Gupta of UC San Diego, John Lawrence of Yale, and Guy Tabachnick of Brown.
by Pilgrim
Mon Dec 05, 2011 2:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

With three weeks to go till the first submission deadline, I just wanted to check two things: 1. Is there an editing team for this tournament? 2. Is active work being done to secure mirror sites? Last year, this was not started until close to the date, and as a consequence there were scheduling pro...
by Pilgrim
Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 37943

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

Feit-Thompson Theorem This seems like a a terrible idea for a tossup. I have taken two classes on group theory, one at a graduate level, and this was never even mentioned in either of them. I also am amused by the fact that this set also contained a group theory bonus in which all three parts are s...
by Pilgrim
Thu Nov 03, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7366

ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

This is the official global announcement for ACF Regionals 2012, which will take place on February 18, 2012. Editors Head Editor: Trevor Davis (Carnegie Mellon) Co-Editors: Will Butler (Georgia Tech), Auroni Gupta (UCSD), John Lawrence (Yale), Guy Tabachnick (Brown) Hosts West: UC San Diego South: C...
by Pilgrim
Wed May 25, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 16782

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

I will play this.
by Pilgrim
Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics
Replies: 35
Views: 8857

Re: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics

As far as I can tell from the hotel website, it does not offer a shuttle to/from the airport. How good is the Sunday bus system in Pittsburgh to get to the airport to justify not renting a car? The airport buses run pretty reliably every 30 minutes (I've had a few notable exceptions, but I think th...
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17662

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

"Blue Rondo alla Turk" Whether this is a good idea for a tossup aside (I personally love the piece, but I think it's pretty hard) I'm pretty surprised that this has been singled out as a hard tossup for this tournament. Isn't this a fairly well-known (maybe top 25?) jazz piece? It's hard for me to ...
by Pilgrim
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 17662

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

"Blue Rondo alla Turk" Whether this is a good idea for a tossup aside (I personally love the piece, but I think it's pretty hard), it doesn't seem to be executed very well. After a fine lead-in, we get "In the first two minutes of this work, the saxophone twice does not play with the piano, bass an...
by Pilgrim
Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 4208

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

Given that the field for this (with the exception of Maryland) appears to essentially be a conglomerate of free agents, I think a draft might be a good idea to try to get as even of games as possible. Anyone else have an opinion on this? I'm interested in playing this tournament. Given the difficult...
by Pilgrim
Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17278

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

helios wrote:Final Statistics: http://results.scobo.net/uiucacademicbu ... isopen2011

Edit: Tournament has ended, the team composed of Matt Lafer, Ryan Westbrook, Seth Teitler, and Mike Sorice won 10-0.
That is some, um... exciting bonus conversion.
by Pilgrim
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17278

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

Rom and Friends (Rom Masrour, Bruce Arthur, Richard Mason) is still looking for a 4th player. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please let one of us know. I have joined this team, apparently despite the best efforts of Charles Martin to assign me to some sort of free agent team wi...
by Pilgrim
Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17278

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

I am going to be playing this tournament. I am looking for a team, so if you would like to play with me, email me at TheBokonon@gmail.com
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO Mirror at Penn (3/5/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 3948

Re: IO Mirror at Penn (3/5/11)

Lapego1 wrote:It's almost certainly not going to be able to occur on 3/5 due to Spring Break. I will update this later today once a more suitable date has been found.
Any word on this? I need to decide whether to go to the main site or not.
by Pilgrim
Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11
Replies: 21
Views: 4208

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror @ U. Delaware, 3/12/11

I'm interested in playing this tournament. Given the difficulty of the set, I am looking for teammates.
by Pilgrim
Tue Feb 15, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

This tournament is being canceled due to lack of interest now that OSU is going to the main site.

EDIT: Since I would obviously rather play this tournament than not see it happen at all on the east coast, if someone more conveniently located wants to host a delayed mirror, please contact Marshall.
by Pilgrim
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

The first post is updated. I'm still hoping to hear from a couple of schools.
by Pilgrim
Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16526

Re: Critique Jonah's questions

-Ludendorf: I don't know enough about this one, but Chris negged with Hindenberg. Maybe there's an issue? He took command of the 14th Brigade after its leader was killed and soon forced the surrender of Liege. Along with Max Hoffman, he was sent to assist General Prittwitz's replacement and planned...
by Pilgrim
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16526

Re: talk about individual questions here

The Ray Noble song of this name supposedly inspired Charlie Parker's creation of bebop. That's what it was. I misheard "Ray Noble" and then figured that since the question didn't mention "Koko" (which is, by any account that I can find, the song that was actually based on "Cherokee"), it probably w...
by Pilgrim
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 16526

Re: talk about individual questions here

I felt like this was a fine set for NAQT's distribution and stuff. There were some questions that were fairly hard, but cool like Theodoric This was the last history question into the set Thursday night. I'm quite sure the leadin was (at least!) ICT difficulty, but I didn't have time to write somet...
by Pilgrim
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 6718

Re: TIT Discussion

On a side note, the CS tossup on “Congestion” seemed like a pretty ambitious thing to ask about at a tournament like this. I admit that when I write 5 science tossups for a packet I tend to write four of them on canonical things and one that is in the shadow cannon so to speak. However, I think tos...
by Pilgrim
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 57707

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

I'm sorry there's been some confusion about the location of this tournament's mid-Atlantic mirror. Based on an inquiry of mine in December, I guess that Delaware has been considering mirroring this. However, not having heard anything since a reply that essentially said "we'll consider it" at that t...
by Pilgrim
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1584

CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

Carnegie Mellon will be hosting a mirror of Chicago's house-written tournament The Sack of Antwerp on February 19. This is an open tournament, so there are no restrictions on who can play this tournament or who they can play with. Location and Timing This tournament will be held in Porter Hall (3B o...
by Pilgrim
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Man, why do people keep voting for Tom Waits? It's not even a song! Christmas Wrapping by default.
by Pilgrim
Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

I really like both of these songs, but I guess I will go with Fairytale of New York.
by Pilgrim
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

TSO
Hives and Lauper

Kurtis Blow
Louis Prima
by Pilgrim
Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

The Pogues
The Ramones

Run-DMC
Guaraldi
by Pilgrim
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Sesame Street
The Kinks
Louis Prima
Royal Guardsmen
by Pilgrim
Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Run-DMC
Armstrong
Guaraldi
Ravenscroft
by Pilgrim
Fri Dec 10, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

The Pogues
MST3K
The Irish Rovers
Elvis
by Pilgrim
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Julius Civilis Classics Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 3888

Re: Julius Civilis Classics Tournament

Hey, can whoever who has the stats from the MO mirror of this (Donald I think) post them?
by Pilgrim
Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13601

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Describing the Warring States period as a conflict for most of the question was pretty confusing. This one was on me. I felt like if I just described it as a period, it would make it way too obvious it was a period of Chinese history in which a bunch of states fought each other. In my defense, Chri...
by Pilgrim
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 32475

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Kurtis Blow
Sesame Street
The Kinks
Big Star
by Pilgrim
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10
Replies: 48
Views: 13707

Re: THUNDER II at Penn 12/4/10

That would work. I have both of you guys at two teams currently. If we cut those two and have some of you join Nick (and Bruce?) and some Jerry + Trevor (if they're okay with it) This is fine with me personally, but we only have one open slot - As Jerry said upthread, we're playing with Dmitriy fro...
by Pilgrim
Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 6146

Re: Minnesota Open Discussion

grapesmoker wrote:Again, I felt like the "he changed his super-Jewish name" anecdote was not terrible helpful
For what it's worth, I think this is where Bruce buzzed, so I guess it was helpful to at least one person.
by Pilgrim
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice
Replies: 56
Views: 33489

Re: Official Announcement: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice

Is this set going to be posted? (Or is it already up somewhere that I don't know about?)
by Pilgrim
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying Pronunciation
Replies: 89
Views: 15967

Re: Studying Pronunciation

every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:Sartre is pronounced "Sart" [rhymes with "heart"]
This is not true.

Edit: To elaborate, Aidan was correct upthread when he said that the "re" at the end is partially vocalized. But if you're going to go with one of the easier pronunciations, SAR-truh is probably more correct than SART.
by Pilgrim
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31136

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

It looks like Bentley/Davis will be combining forces with Arthur/Yetman. This tournament doesn't have any science, right?
by Pilgrim
Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Maryland (10/9)
Replies: 9
Views: 2842

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Maryland (10/9)

Contrary to what I told you at EFT, we won't actually be attending. Too many of our freshmen can't come due to parents' weekend.
by Pilgrim
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7899

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

Pilgrim wrote:CMU is coming to this tournament, probably with one team. I can staff.
Scratch this - looks like we won't be coming. It's turned out that transportation will be more convenient for us for the Maryland mirror
by Pilgrim
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)
Replies: 34
Views: 8780

Re: Early Fall Tournament at VCU (10/3)

CMU is coming to this, probably with 1-2 teams.
by Pilgrim
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)
Replies: 30
Views: 7899

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan (9/25)

CMU is coming to this tournament, probably with one team. I can staff.
by Pilgrim
Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31136

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.13?.10-11.14?.10)

The weekend of the 20th is vastly preferable for me. As I said in the other thread, I was hoping that Dallas's classics tournament might be played in some form during the weekend for those who haven't been able to hear it yet.