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by lchen
Thu Apr 14, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 19
Views: 4583

Re: BOAT III - 4/30/2011 - Hackensack NJ

Sorry to disappoint, but we'll most likely have only 4 teams. (We currently have 17 players.) If having 5 Hunter teams makes it any easier for scheduling purposes, let us know and we can still bring 5. Also, for bracketing purposes, 3/4 of Hunter A will not be in attendance.
by lchen
Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LaTeX for quizbowl, again
Replies: 35
Views: 6280

Re: LaTeX for quizbowl, again

PDF output for a sample packet (round 1 of the most recent Prison Bowl). You nearly gave me a heart attack there.... This looks really nice. There's a weird character in word "Jörmungandr" in the first part of bonus 10 that I don't think is supposed to be there. It might be easier to use XeLaTeX in...
by lchen
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror
Replies: 15
Views: 4154

Re: Norcross Academic Challenge 3/12/11 (GA) Prison Bowl Mirror

3) not that this has to do with Norcross, but it seems like after round five the questions seemed to get alot tougher. Not sure if that was intentional but I just thought it was something interesting to state. In addition to that, I felt that there were a few questions that stretched the difficulty...
by lchen
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
lchen wrote:Sorry for the delay. Here are the (hopefully) correct stats:
Prelim Stats
Playoff Stats
Combined Stats
What's up with Scarsdale A player?
Scarsdale A decided to start using different pseudonyms each round after the first two rounds, so I just combined all of their individual stats.
by lchen
Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Sorry for the delay. Here are the (hopefully) correct stats:
Prelim Stats
Playoff Stats
Combined Stats
by lchen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

How great is the difference? I'm a little concerned given that my site is probably going to just run a full round robin, since I don't like the idea that we will have half the games be on packets that are intentionally written differently than the rest of the set. I think future mirrors that have o...
by lchen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

I do have one observation and a question: It seems that EVERY team in every bracket saw it's PPB go down in the playoffs by roughly 10-30% (this will be clearer when the bonus stats for the prelims are corrected). Were the bonuses designed to be more difficult in rounds 6-10, or is this just a stat...
by lchen
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Thanks for pointing that out. I'll fix it when I redo the stats.
by lchen
Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Final results: 1. Dorman 2. DCC 3. St. Anselm's 4. GDS t5. LASA A, Kellenberg A We're having trouble merging the prelim and playoff files, so here are are the stats separately. (I'll work on merging the two and post the combined stats later.) Prelim stats Playoff stats Thank you to all the teams who...
by lchen
Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

The field is now closed. The final field is as follows: St. Joseph HS (3) Bergen County Academies (2) Kellenberg Memorial HS (2) Dorman (1) Georgetown Day School (1) St. Anselm's Abbey School (1) Detroit Catholic Central (1) Scarsdale HS (2) LASA (2) Trinity (1) Team Tribeca (2) TOTAL: 18 teams. Reg...
by lchen
Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9360

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

Hunter is interested. We may send one team. I'll let you know after Prison Bowl.
by lchen
Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Hey everyone,
There are many spots left in the field, so registrations are still welcome! If you'd like to register, please email me by 10 PM (Eastern time) on Thursday. Thanks.
by lchen
Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

TheKingInYellow wrote:Sadly our driver had a change of plans, and State College will no longer be able to make it.
I'm sorry to hear that. Thanks for letting me know.
by lchen
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

With a bit more than two weeks left until the tournament, there's still time to register! Since we're nowhere near the field cap, schools can now register any number of teams.
by lchen
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Edward Powers wrote:adding a 3rd team
Of course! Thanks!
by lchen
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Hey everyone,
This tournament is coming up in less than a month so if you're on the Expressing Interest list, please register soon!

(Sorry for the late reply, Coach Powers. I haven't really heard from any teams that far away, and it doesn't really seem likely at this point.)
by lchen
Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 9360

Re: KPAQT I: Long Island, March 19 2011

Hunter C and/or D may be attending. I'll let you know when I find out.
by lchen
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 10197

Re: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011

Hunter is interested. I will find out in the next few days whether we can come.
by lchen
Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 55754

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

dtaylor4 wrote:Is there a way you can add a slot for TUH? As someone who uses it in an area where many teams are cheap and stupid, this helps when there are subs.
Sure, try this. Hopefully it works correctly.
by lchen
Thu Dec 09, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Edward Powers wrote:Bumped for a field update.
The field is the same as it was on 11/21, Coach Powers. (Unless I've forgotten anyone, but I don't think I have.)
by lchen
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 55754

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

What would be the difficulty of adding an "SQBSify" button to a sheet that spits out its results in the text-based encoding that SQBS .dat files use, into, say, a centralized Google Doc that you can then save as such a file to have your stats done by robot? Probably quite high, since I can't actual...
by lchen
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets
Replies: 64
Views: 55754

Re: Excel quiz bowl scoresheets

I hate to look a gift-Lily in the mouth, but is there any chance of making a version of the mACF sheet that supports bouncebacks? The NSC-format one doesn't work perfectly for this because it has powers worth 20 instead of 15. It would also be great for there to be a cell at the bottom displaying t...
by lchen
Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Yay, we have rooms! :party: The field is now capped at 36 teams . (We have enough rooms for this to be potentially higher, but I don't know how many staffers we'll have yet.) This means teams can register up to 3 teams for now. How much would it cost to mirror this set? We're asking for $14 per team...
by lchen
Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Re: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

styxman wrote:What's the earliest date that this could get mirrored?
We will definitely have the questions done by February 26th. February 19th would be ideal, but it might not happen.
by lchen
Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)
Replies: 60
Views: 28697

Prison Bowl IV @ Hunter HS, NYC (3/5/2011)

Hunter College High School is proud to announce its fourth annual Prison Bowl (named after its locale, the "Brick Prison"), to be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 . To register, please email me at lilychen3.14159@gmail.com. We are still waiting on the final details of our room reservations, but the f...
by lchen
Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7958

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

I am looking for the best possible date for LIFT X for next year. Unfortunately, 10/30 is out because the school is not available, 10/23 is out because of Science Olympiad commitments, 11/13 is out because of Harvard's Tourney. So would people prefer 10/16 or 11/20? PS: I don't think there are goin...
by lchen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7958

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

Edward Powers wrote:Glad to help, Lily. Would you like me to post the date now, or wait for your administration to give its approval? Or should I post it and simply indicate that it is currently a tentative date until confirmed one way or another?
Could you post it and indicate that it is tentative? Thanks.
by lchen
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 7958

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

Thank you for starting this list, Coach Powers! Prison Bowl will probably be 3/5/11, though we're still waiting on approval from the administration.
by lchen
Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NASAT Teams
Replies: 22
Views: 10803

Re: 2010 NASAT Teams

Have you received NY's registration form and check? I mailed it on Saturday. Are the five bolded teams the only ones to have registered so far?
by lchen
Wed May 05, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: Prison Bowl III discussion

Is it standard practice to use Leon Foucault (Foucault's Pendulum) as a giveaway for Michel Foucault? I haven't seen it done before... Whoops, it must have slipped my mind that they were two different people... :oops: But yeah, I agree that it wasn't too great of a giveaway and probably shouldn't h...
by lchen
Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: Prison Bowl III discussion

Ah, okay. Thanks for pointing that out. I'm really sorry for all the factual errors!
by lchen
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Season Finale Tournament IV -- April 24, 2010
Replies: 58
Views: 85266

Re: VCU Season Finale Tournament IV -- April 24, 2010

I did notice one factual error (might have been a typo overlooked?) that almost changed the result of a game between us and TJ. I'll let Lily know about that one. This had better not be the same one I found in February... And hopefully not the one I found in March (which is probably the same one yo...
by lchen
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Re: Prison Bowl III discussion

SoLegit12 wrote:Why the decision to go shorter?
Isn't 5-6 lines per tossup pretty standard? Last year people thought the questions were too long and dragged on, so we made a conscious effort to trim out unnecessary verbiage and clues that were useless or too hard.
by lchen
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)
Replies: 54
Views: 8085

Re: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)

Thanks for an extremely well-run tournament, Tej! We all had a great time. Can you please make the full stats available? You can post the SQBS web report online at http://results.scobo.net/.
by lchen
Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3100

Prison Bowl III discussion

Thank you to my teammates and everyone else who helped produce this set, and thanks to all the teams who hosted mirrors! The Prison Bowl set will be posted on quizbowlpackets.com. We'd love to hear your thoughts about the set and any suggestions for improvement.
by lchen
Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)
Replies: 54
Views: 8085

Re: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)

Just saw this on your website: Teams will be randomly assigned into brackets. Please do not do this. Using a random number generator to make up prelim brackets turned out horribly for BATE a couple weeks ago. While using a rebracketed playoff format rather than single-elimination makes random prelim...
by lchen
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)
Replies: 54
Views: 8085

Re: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)

For what it's worth, my notes from QuAC say that they used set #9.
by lchen
Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5246

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Hunter will probably send at least one team to this.
by lchen
Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XIX (3/27/2010) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 22
Views: 8195

Re: BHSAT XIX (3/27/2010) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Thank you, Zihan. And my Captain sent me a text confirming that Hunter defeated SJHS twice, SJHS defeated both Kellenberg and SHP twice, but he did not seem to know that Kellenberg and Hunter split their matches. So Hunter was first with a 5-1 record in the playoffs, SJHS was second with a 4-2 reco...
by lchen
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XIX (3/27/2010) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 22
Views: 8195

Re: BHSAT XIX (3/27/2010) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Any updates as to the field and/or more specific details? Will there be computational math, and will the editors of this set be the same as last year's?
by lchen
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 8118

Re: BATE Competition 3/20/10

jonpin wrote: Hunter $70; 6 prelim games; 4 games of RR playoffs + 3 of consolation (9 guaranteed)
Actually (if it matters), all teams were guaranteed 10 games. The consolation bracket had 3 cross-bracket games, and then were re-seeded for a final consolation round.
by lchen
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 8118

Re: BATE Competition 3/20/10

raysaagar wrote:i wasn't able to make it today, how did the tournament go?
In the finals, Hunter A d. Bergen A (455-205). I'm not sure what happened on the other side of the bracket, but Paramus Catholic A presumably played whoever lost to Bergen A in the other semi-final for third place.
by lchen
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 8118

Re: BATE Competition 3/20/10

Thank you to Bloomfield for running this tournament, and to the coaches who volunteered to moderate. It was relatively well-run considering the dearth of qualified moderators. Although I can't say we weren't warned, I was a bit disappointed that there were no consolation games, especially since our ...
by lchen
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 25543

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

Hunter is interested. (Probably with 1 team and 2 buzzers.)
by lchen
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)
Replies: 54
Views: 8085

Re: Foxtrot I @ MFS 4/24 (New Jersey)

Hunter is interested with 2-3 teams. I'll let you know once I get a better idea of how many of our players can come to this.
by lchen
Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8492

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

Congratulations to all the teams! If you have any questions/comments/feedback about the Prison Bowl set, please email me at lilychen3.14159@gmail.com.
by lchen
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 8118

Re: BATE Competition 3/20/10

Can you please post a field update for this? Also, is there any particular reason why you have chosen single elimination? $90 for 6 guaranteed rounds is... less than ideal.
by lchen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 8118

Re: BATE Competition 3/20/10

Hunter will probably bring either two or three teams to this. I'll let you know soon.
by lchen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)
Replies: 44
Views: 8492

Re: Norcross mirrors the Prison Bowl -3/6/10- (GA)

I would really prefer that you not do this. Yesterday we were able to read 13 rounds of the set by 5:30, which is about 30 minutes per packet. If you were to shorten each round to 16/16, you'd only be shortening each round by about 6 minutes. We've made sure each question adheres to strict length li...
by lchen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 18800

Re: Buzzer

EDIT: On another note... Is SVBZ any good? I see their product sells for $250 for a 10-player set-up . That's awfully cheap. We have those buzzers. At first they were not very reliable, with a tendency to short out a lot, but then the company took them back and inserted a piece of foam inside each ...