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by fett0001
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

Just received 12 more checks! The final field is filling quickly. Be sure to get your deposit in as soon as possible: over half of the field (55 teams) has completed their registrations.
by fett0001
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

The Schedule/Format: Saturday morning (Preliminaries): Assuming the field fills to 96 teams, they will be placed into 12 groups of 8 teams each, taking team strength and geographical diversity into consideration. Each group will play a round-robin in Rounds 1 through 7. After Round 7, each group wi...
by fett0001
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7587

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

Why are fees so much lower?
by fett0001
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 25789

Re: Staying Alert

Christ, I Know wrote:I just tried to use Red Bull to stay awake today, and got the most horrible crash 5 rounds later that was only slightly alleviated by a second can of red bull.
To avoid a crash, you have to maintain your caffeine levels.
by fett0001
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

A total of 97 teams have now signed up for the NSC. The 43 teams that have submitted their deposit have secured their place in the field. That leaves 53 spots available. Teams that are serious about attending should continue to register and submit deposits, as the first 96 deposits will comprise the...
by fett0001
Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14
Replies: 22
Views: 14162

Re: Vanderbilt ABC 43 [IS-134], 2/22/14

I'm so sorry for the delays; the scoresheets aren't where they were supposed to be and various people kept them in other places. I will have them Monday so stats should be posted then (and the order resolved, although Ballard is already in the HSNCT field). I don't think I understand this statement...
by fett0001
Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Montana - Torch Bowl Tourney
Replies: 10
Views: 2118

Re: Montana - Torch Bowl Tourney

cchiego wrote: Somehow, previous tournaments in Montana that used NAQT questions managed to get in 6 games per team. Unless there was some kind of catastrophe at this tournament that we are not aware of, this is another red herring. I would like to start off by saying that I have personally compete...
by fett0001
Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

Again, our early payment deadline is tomorrow. If you'd like to save $25, go ahead and send your full registration fee.


We currently have 85 teams. If everyone completes their registration, we have only 11 spots left.
by fett0001
Wed Feb 26, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

I sent in a down payment several weeks ago but the PACE NSC site has not been updated since February 7th, so my school is still listed as not yet fully registered. I mention this not to complain but to suggest that a more efficient updating of registered teams might quicken overall registration, si...
by fett0001
Mon Feb 24, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

We've got 79 teams signed up! Only 17 spots remain!


Sorry about the delay getting the website updated, I've been under the weather.
by fett0001
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' consent
Replies: 44
Views: 7032

Re: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' cons

No, editors shouldn't have to spell out common sense rules on the use of their sets. If you as TD announce that you're running BHSAT, then change the set you're given without permission, you're falsely advertising to your field and potentially damaging Yale's brand. The fact that so few hosts mess ...
by fett0001
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' consent
Replies: 44
Views: 7032

Re: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' cons

Mike H: When I announce sets, I make sure the initial announcement explicitly asks hosts not to modify the set in any way, so as to preclude situations such as this one. Such a modifier has been on the BHSAT set description for at least the past two years, and was also on the description for MAGNI ...
by fett0001
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' consent
Replies: 44
Views: 7032

Re: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' cons

I'm going to keep this short, since it's a pretty simple, unassailable point. Sometimes, editors don't, or don't want to, power-mark their question sets. If your tournament is running an un-powermarked set, you do not get to power-mark it, or award powers at your tournament, without the consent and...
by fett0001
Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS IV (4/5/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 12
Views: 5045

Re: NCIS IV (4/5/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

It's a ways off, but I plan to bring staff.
by fett0001
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS IV (4/5/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 12
Views: 5045

Re: NCIS IV (2/15/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

VT's running the Dan Goff Memorial on 3/8.
by fett0001
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants
Replies: 38
Views: 14707

Re: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants

Agreed, Nick. Even just some basics of how to contact newspapers, to make events sound notable.
by fett0001
Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8429

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

I think accepting Planck, Dirac, and hbar is the the way to go, there But not "h",obviously.
by fett0001
Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

69 teams have completed the first part of registration. The field is over two-thirds full.
by fett0001
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2013-2014
Replies: 48
Views: 17607

Re: North Carolina 2013-2014

Virginia Tech is hosting the Dan Goff Memorial tournament on IS-133A. If you're interested, we've got a thread up here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=15536
by fett0001
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wofford College FREE Tournament 2/15/14 (POSTPONED)
Replies: 3
Views: 1741

Re: Wofford College FREE Tournament 2/15/14

Any chance you could post a field?
by fett0001
Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

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

First, I'd like to thank Bob Powers, Tamara Carson, Chuck Pearson, Andrew Feist, Nola Savage, Evan Magner, Luke Williams, Chris Poole, and Courtney Fowler for taking time out of their Saturday to help make this tournament run smoothly. We couldn't have done so without their help. I'd also like to th...
by fett0001
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 86463

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

So we're a little more than half-way through the year at this point, and the DMV area is in one of its most competitive years in a while. Based on what I've seen (ie very subjective) there are three distinguishable tiers in our area: the first one, made up of RM, Western Albemarle, and Maggie Walke...
by fett0001
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

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

We received a new registration this afternoon: Georgetown will be fielding a Division II team. Virginia Tech may still field a team, depending on staffing concerns. The final schedule will be announced at the opening meeting. It appears that weather will not be an issue for Blacksburg. If you have w...
by fett0001
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mid-Atlantic ACF Regionals (Sunday 2/23, VCU)
Replies: 15
Views: 6856

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

Can we claim a travel discount now? The move added an additional 65 miles and an hour more of travel.
by fett0001
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

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

You should have received an email about 20 minutes before this post.


EDIT: My time zone was set wrong.
by fett0001
Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Membership Changes (2013-2014)
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Re: PACE Membership Changes (2013-2014)

PACE would like to welcome its new members:
Ryan Rosenberg
Adam Silverman
Richard Yu
David Reinstein
Nicholas Karas
Joe Nutter
Olivia Murton

We're excited about the skills that each of these new members brings to our organization.
by fett0001
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

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

The Laughing Cavalier wrote: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.
by fett0001
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

The field is over half full! Don't forget that your registration is not complete until we receive your deposit.
by fett0001
Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New England SCT at MIT (February 8, 2014)
Replies: 11
Views: 3655

Re: New England SCT at MIT (February 8, 2014)

I thought NAQT forbade that.
by fett0001
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

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

Field Update: We've got 9 teams for Div I. Maryland A Maryland B (UG) North Carolina A (UG) Reynolds CC South Carolina (UG) VCU Virginia A Virginia B (UG) William & Mary We've got 14 for Div II. Davidson A Davidson B Georgetown University High Point Liberty A Liberty B Longwood North Carolina B Nort...
by fett0001
Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCIS IV (4/5/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)
Replies: 12
Views: 5045

Re: NCIS IV (2/15/14) @ Cave Spring HS (Roanoke, VA)

VT should be able to bring some staffers.
by fett0001
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1462

Re: Question Specific Discussion

adamsil wrote:Also, that tossup's description of Raoult's Law was not correct: it said something like the mole fractions are equal to the vapor pressures?
Unless I'm stupid, one interpretation of raoult's law is VaporPressureofA(Pure) * MoleFractionofA = VaporPressureofA(Mixture)
by fett0001
Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ/NY 2013-2014
Replies: 94
Views: 38885

Re: NJ/NY 2013-2014

To any future tournament hosts, there's certainly some things that seemed to work/not work with the snail mail invites, but that's something for another post and involves theoretical aspects of marketing (for those that don't know, I'm one of the few non-teacher quiz bowl coaches - I work in market...
by fett0001
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

Forty teams have already signed up. Registration is filling quickly.
by fett0001
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:34 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: HSNCT first-timer advice?
Replies: 3
Views: 3179

Re: HSNCT first-timer advice?

quizbowlpackets.com is probably your best bet for past packets for studying.
by fett0001
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open team formation (PRELIMINARY poll)
Replies: 20
Views: 4257

Re: Chicago Open team formation (PRELIMINARY poll)

At least for me, 60 bucks is a lot of money to loan to my teammates for several months.
by fett0001
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open team formation (PRELIMINARY poll)
Replies: 20
Views: 4257

Re: Chicago Open team formation ideas

I'm not sure that Mike meant 5 players playing at a time.
by fett0001
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

The procedure for submitting a wildcard bid is as follows: Teams that wish to submit a wildcard bid for the 2014 PACE NSC should send an e-mail to PACE member George Berry at georgeberry.[email protected].com. Please include the following information in the e-mail: 1. Team name (i.e. Smith High School B). 2...
by fett0001
Fri Dec 27, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MA Quizbowl Championship -- Harvard Regional (3/8/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 8807

Re: MA Quizbowl Championship -- Harvard Regional (3/8/14)

While this tournament has not yet officially been affiliated with PACE NSC, I have no reason to think that it will not be.
by fett0001
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Mid-Atlantic @ Virginia Tech (2/8/14)
Replies: 18
Views: 5865

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

Updated with a schedule and fee listing.
by fett0001
Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bank Accounts
Replies: 20
Views: 5646

Re: Bank Accounts

Transparent Pudding wrote:
Mnemosyne wrote:So, I talked to our organizations guy, and he told me that clubs at my school just go to a bank and set up their own account.
Is this actually normal? We would be dissolved if we even considered doing this.
Why is that?
by fett0001
Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)
Replies: 20
Views: 5707

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

PACE confirms that this tournament is still gold certified and will qualify the top 5 teams.
by fett0001
Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are online tournaments "pernicious beasts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 11359

Re: Are online tournaments "pernicious beasts"?

I was heretofore unaware of such struggles. In the many years I've been at VT, we haven't had any issues with cars being unavailable. Maybe it's because we reimburse students $.2/mi for driving, out of our budget.
by fett0001
Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are online tournaments "pernicious beasts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 11359

Re: Are online tournaments "pernicious beasts"?

I'm skeptical that an online tournament will build the kind of relationships that are built during live tournaments. I suspect that's a big part of what keeps this community working at all.
by fett0001
Wed Nov 27, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Are online tournaments "pernicious beasts"?
Replies: 34
Views: 11359

Re: Cane Ridge Revival (03/01 and 03/08/2014)

UNC would be interested in an online mirror if no site closer than Penn materializes. For tournaments such where the Mid-Atlantic site is Penn and the South site is not Atlanta-area, online tournaments are a much more appealing option than "drive 15 hours round-trip to play a quizbowl tournament". ...
by fett0001
Thu Nov 21, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC: May 24-25 in Washington, DC
Replies: 70
Views: 47750

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

The list of registered teams is now available on our website. Check it out! http://www.pace-nsc.org/2014-nsc-registered-teams-list/ This list will be updated regularly as more teams begin the registration process and as deposits come in. As a reminder, teams are not registered until we receive their...
by fett0001
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 4826

Re: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)

Thanks for registering for our mirror of Dragoon, occurring this Sunday, November 17, 2013! The tournament will be held in McBride hall on Virginia Tech’s Blacksburg Campus. The opening meeting will be in room 224. We’ll be starting registration at 8:30AM, with the intent of starting the opening mee...
by fett0001
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)
Replies: 13
Views: 4826

Re: DRAGOON Mirror @ Virginia Tech (Sunday, 11/17/13)

Yessir. Writing a post and email!
by fett0001
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 6164

Re: SCOP Novice 4 (October 2013-January 2014)

Kristin,I'm really sorry no one got back to you. I was not aware we had reserved it, and I hope you're able to find a mirror. I'll work with our leadership to make sure that this doesn't happen again.