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by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

University of Virginia B (Daniel Hothem, Jack Mehr, and Eric Xu) defeated Wililam & Mary (John McCorick (sp.?), Jonathan Leidenheimer, Alex Frey, Chris Miller, and Adam Lenhart) in an advantaged final to win this tournament. UVa B was also the Undergraduate champion. In DII finals, UVa A (Ben Fultz,...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

We are at 23 teams- I'd love to get one more registration for this tournament!
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Nov 01, 2014 7:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

Coach Jim wrote:The tournament is only a week away. Do we have confirmation as to what building location and room number on campus will be hosting the tournament?
It will be in Jimenez Hall. I will send out an email update later this morning.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:I know I've looked at this field before and it worked, but this sheet currently seems to be broken.
Thanks Sarah- should be fixed now. This occasionally happens to all sites due to some google docs wonkiness, so I'd appreciate it if anyone who notices this emails me directly.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Oct 19, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

This is a reminder that the $20 penalty deadline is coming up tonight at 11.59 PM PST . Please get your submission in ASAP. EDIT: Please remember that if you submit a packet with missing questions or with major formatting issues, we will ask you to resubmit and only consider your complete packet for...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Oct 13, 2014 7:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

The list of packets received before last night's deadline has been updated in the third post of this thread. Every team that submitted a packet should also have received an email from us. Email us again if you didn't.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

Our field is at 19 teams. Until further notice, we're going to cap the field at 24 teams. I will look into ways to increase this cap if needed.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

One week until the no-penalty deadline!
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

The list of packets received before last night's deadline has been updated in the third post of this thread. Let us know if we missed something. Every team that submitted a packet should also have received an email from us. Email us again if you didn't.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

This is a reminder that the second packet submission deadline is coming up in 5 days. Only packets that are in our inbox by 11.59pm PST on Sunday, 28 September , will be considered for this deadline. A couple of things to keep in mind as you finish up your submission: 1. Make sure you follow the Hal...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/14
Replies: 13
Views: 6065

Re: ACF Fall South-central-east: University of Alabama 11/8/

The official field for this site can be found here.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

We have added another site at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa! Contact Mark Morris for details.

Another friendly reminder that the first packet submission deadline is at 11.59 PM Pacific Time, tonight (14 September). We'd love to receive a few more submissions before then.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

A list of teams officially registered for this tournament can be viewed here.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

This is a reminder that the first packet submission deadline is exactly two weeks away (14 September 2014). We have already received one full packet and two half packets, have given out 23 additional half packet assignments, and have been promised 11 full packets. Keep the registrations coming!
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

There's been some confusion about this recently, so here's a reminder about what fees/discounts do and don't apply to higschool teams: Apply to Highschool teams Base fee: $120 for one team from a school, $240 for two teams from a school, etc. Buzzer systems*: -$5 each Staffers: -$10 each No maximum....
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Just to be clear, the ACF shorthanded/financial duress is still in efffect, correct?
Yes, this is discount is active. The terms are spelled out in the 2014-15 packet submission guidelines.

Email us if you think you are eligible for this discount.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014: HS mirror @ NIU (DeKalb, IL), 11/8
Replies: 7
Views: 5190

Re: ACF Fall 2014: HS mirror @ NIU (DeKalb, IL), 11/8

The centralized ACF Fall registration form is now available at this link . There are two midwest sites, so make sure you select "Midwest- NIU (high school teams only)" to register for this site. As a reminder, teams that wish to submit half-packets should register at the above link and email the edi...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

This is a reminder that teams that wish to submit half-packets must first register on the form Jerry posted, and email us for a half-packet distribution to write to . We will do our best to respond to all registrations within 24 hours, but Gautam is traveling internationally and I am moving across t...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 at U. Maryland, College Park (8 Nov 2014)
Replies: 9
Views: 5504

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

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Mid-Atlantic site of ACF Fall 2014, to be held at University of Maryland, College Park on Saturday, 8 November 2014 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. The tournament wi...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

We're happy to announce that we have accepted bids to mirror ACF Fall 2014 at these locations: New England: Yale University (contact Grace Liu) Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland, College Park (contact Gaurav Kandlikar) Southeast: University of Florida (contact Taylor Harvey) South: Houston area h...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 27327

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Hi everyone, If you plan to submit a bid to host a mirror of this tournament, please email us at acffall14@gmail.com by Saturday, August 9th . Bids will be evaluated as they arrive, and we reserve the right to award bids before the deadline. If you would like to bid, we encourage you to do so sooner...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)
Replies: 71
Views: 38559

Re: Chicago Open 2014 (July 19-20, UChicago)

We found a set of keys on a pink carabiner adorned with unruly white and green strings. Find me today to claim them, or email me if you won't be at the site.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: stats from EPIC at Eden Prairie
Replies: 0
Views: 975

stats from EPIC at Eden Prairie

Today, Eden Prairie HS hosted a mirror of NAQT IS 124. The 14 teams in attendance were split into two prelims brackets of 7 each. After the bracketed round robin, the top two teams from each bracket entered a championship playoff bracket, and the 3rd and 4th place teams from each prelim bracket were...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 18880

Re: DI specific question discussion

I was a bit surprised to see a tossup on the !Kung, let alone one that started off with what is probably the context in which most people would know them (Marshall Sahlins's Stone Age Economics ). In my mind, it'd be a bit like starting a tossup on the Nuer with "E.E. Evans-Pritchard wrote a trilog...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2013

Stats from all sites: Carleton, Canada: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1380/stats/all_games/ U. Alabama: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1416/stats/final/ Yale: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1377/stats/combined/ Minnesota: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1459/s...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MUT at Minnesota, 4/6/2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Re: Announcement: MUT at Minnesota, 4/6/2013

After prelims, Minnesota A was 10-0, Carleton A was 9-1. Minnesota lost in the first game of an advantaged final, but won the second game to win the tournament. Thanks to all for attending, and thanks to all the staffers for spending their days with us. Stats (without finals) at this page . Stats wi...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MUT at Minnesota, 4/6/2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Re: Announcement: MUT at Minnesota, 4/6/2013

The field is locked at the twelve teams listed above.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Venting rage: Cheaters edition
Replies: 74
Views: 42404

Re: Venting rage: Cheaters edition

Ukonvasara wrote: Incidentally, Gautam will be staffing ICT.
I have invited Brendan to join us in driving to Chicago to celebrate his achievements, too.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 18413

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

I'm happy to see my teammates, friends and quizbowl mentors (and family!) finally recognized for their achievements, albeit in a really shitty way. I have started this thread to gather suggestions for preventing (and/or detecting) unauthorized access to questions. We assume the focus will be on NAQT...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT mirror at the University of Minnesota (3/9/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: WIT mirror at the University of Minnesota (3/9/2013)

Whoops, sorry. Those two things are fixed.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT mirror at the University of Minnesota (3/9/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: WIT mirror at the University of Minnesota (3/9/2013)

Final stats at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1394/stats/all/. edit: Minneapolis Community & Technical College (Rob Carson, Bernadette Spencer) went undefeated over 10 rounds to win. Special thanks to Mike Cheyne for driving from Morris to staff; thanks to Srijay, Han and Melanie of UMN Ho...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Mar 08, 2013 8:49 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Looking for Info and Advice for the Minnesota/Midwest Region
Replies: 3
Views: 3798

Re: Looking for Info and Advice for the Minnesota/Midwest Region

I've sent an email to the address associated with this account. Let me know if you haven't received it!
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MONUMENT (BHSAT/NAQT 125A) at UMN: date TBA
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

Re: MONUMENT (BHSAT/NAQT 125A) at UMN (3/2/2013)

Due to inadequate interest, this tournament will be postponed. A date will be announced shortly.
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion
Replies: 56
Views: 12298

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 General Discussion

I enjoyed this set. I have no specific points to raise, but I wonder if others were as thrown off by the use of "this reaction" in a tossup on "hydrogenation" and a bonus part on "SN2" as I was? It looks like wikipedia describes both in passing as singular, codified reactions, but I am unconvinced t...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: MUT at Minnesota, 4/6/2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Announcement: MUT at Minnesota, 4/6/2013

Hi all, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities will be hosting the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament on Saturday, April 6th 2013. Pending room confirmation, games will be held in Blegen Hall. Registration will start at 8.30; games will start at 9am. Information about the questions to be used at t...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 10 at UMN (Feb. 9 2013)
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

Re: NAQT SCT Region 10 at UMN (Feb. 9 2013)

The 8 teams in Division II will play a round robin, followed by a split double round robin, for a total of 13 rounds before finals. (edit: does anyone think this should just be a 14 round double round robin followed by finals?) Jeff, I think Rob's suggestion of a 4/2 split after a double round robin...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 10 at UMN (Feb. 9 2013)
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

Re: NAQT SCT Region 10 at UMN (Feb. 9 2013)

Thanks for the quick update Jeff!
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Region 10 at UMN (Feb. 9 2013)
Replies: 12
Views: 2302

NAQT SCT Region 10 at UMN (Feb. 9 2013)

I'm happy to (finally) announce a Region 10 site for 2013 NAQT SCT at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Pending room confirmations, rounds will be held in Blegen Hall on the Minneapolis campus' west bank. More details to be announced as I hear back about rooms ( update 2/1: Registration will...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MONUMENT (BHSAT/NAQT 125A) at UMN: date TBA
Replies: 3
Views: 1500

MONUMENT (BHSAT/NAQT 125A) at UMN: date TBA

Dear Quizbowl coaches and team representatives, I invite you and your teams to participate in the very first incarnation of the redundantly named MONUMENT (MONUMENT: an Official New University of Minnesota Expert/Novice Tournament), to be held at the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus on S...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT mirror at the University of Minnesota (3/9/2013)
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

WIT mirror at the University of Minnesota (3/9/2013)

I am pleased to announce that the University of Minnesota will host a mirror Western Invitational Tournament, a regular difficulty packet-submission tournament edited by Berkeley, along with Auroni Gupta and Jarret Greene and Jasper Lee of Ohio State, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. We are waiting on ro...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GINVIT at UMN on 12/1
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

Re: GINVIT at UMN on 12/1

Thanks to all teams and staffers for coming out today. Wayzata A and Chaska A played a 1 game final against each other after clearing the two top playoff brackets; Wayzata A won over Chaska A 345-145. Congrats to all teams! Stats at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1201/stats/prelims/ and ht...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 5058

Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2013

University of Minnesota Quizbowl will be writing the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament for March 2013. Questions will be written by Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Bernadette Spencer, Andrew Hart, Matt Menard (of UChicago), and Gaurav Kandlikar. Eligibility : Only undergraduate and high school students ca...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 Minnesota Open general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 6113

Re: General discussion

At times, I tried to write on science answers that I thought would not go dead. This resulted in the tossups on DNA sequencing (with high throughput clues, which may have had a somewhat unfortunate cliff at the giveaway), multinucleate cells, the mitochondrial genome, etc. I wonder what people thoug...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 9216

Re: Question-specific discussion

PACKET 1: -Echolocation starts with a wall of unbuzzable clues (I'm not sure the neuroscience of echolocation is something studied at any level of a biology curriculum), and then drops something about chiropterans. Matt Weiner and I raced on that clue. -The bonus part on Wanderers was incredibly ob...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall at the University of Minnesota (11/3/12)
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: 2012 ACF Fall at the University of Minnesota (11/3/12)

Stats at this site . Packets were read in alphabetical order, but I'll add names later tonight. (Edit: packet names added). Minnesota A (Jeff, Kevin, Peter, Emily) won this tournament after going undefeated in the prelim round robin and defeating Carleton A (Max, Charlie, los dos Jacobs) in the firs...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall at the University of Minnesota (11/3/12)
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: 2012 ACF Fall at the University of Minnesota (11/3/12)

Where do you recommend we park on the day of the tournament? I am reasonably familiar with Minneapolis, so getting there shouldn't be too hard, but I have not been on the UMN campus before, and it's hard to tell the best place from Google Maps. Either the 19th avenue ramp or the 21st avenue ramp wi...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GINVIT at UMN on 12/1
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

GINVIT at UMN on 12/1

This is a copy of an announcement sent out to Minnesotan teams a few weeks ago: Update 11/6: This tournament has been awarded the Gold certification from PACE, which means that the top 20% of teams will qualify to register for the 2013 PACE NSC. I invite you and your teams to participate in this ye...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Fall at the University of Minnesota (11/3/12)
Replies: 7
Views: 3305

Re: 2012 ACF Fall at the University of Minnesota (11/3/12)

Kansas remains the only non-UMN team to have registered for this. Carleton has submitted a packet; I assume that they will register at least one team soon. I have no explanation for this dearth of registrations. My conversations with teams at PENNance last weekend seemed to suggest that most players...
by gaurav.kandlikar
Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT at the University of Minnesota (10/13/2012)
Replies: 3
Views: 1300

Re: IFT at the University of Minnesota (10/13/2012)

Stats for the tournament are here. We ran this is a double round robin. Minnesota D (Andrew Hart) won; Carleton came in second.