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by TheDoctor
Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 81359

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Currently using this at Keith's MS MLK Day tournament, and it's absolutely wonderful. Only problems we've had have been some games reporting 0.53/0.47 games played for substituted individuals instead of 0.5/0.5 (this could have been user error, as the problem disappeared after round 1), the above-me...
by TheDoctor
Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

The last mirror of the Novice set is this weekend. The set will be posted once the associated MS set finishes its final mirror on 9 April, so we're still accepting hosting bids for anyone looking to put together a late-season tournament for new or young players. Price cuts are available if you'd lik...
by TheDoctor
Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015

Congratulations to our tournament champion, Keith Country Day School, to second place Carmel Catholic, to third place Boylan, and to fourth place Morrison. An enormous thank you to everyone who volunteered to staff today's tournament: Kristie Bodak, Brad Fischer, Alec Krueger, Victoria Likeum, Kyle ...
by TheDoctor
Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Incentivizing Outreach: A Negative Mirror Fee?
Replies: 13
Views: 6381

Re: Incentivizing Outreach: A Negative Mirror Fee?

[insert hypothetical funding source here] The problem with this. Even apart from the classic question of "where's the money come from?" (and I agree with Brad that this makes much more sense as a PACE-sponsored charity endeavor than as any kind of misguided attempt at "investment"), the number quot...
by TheDoctor
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Incentivizing Outreach: A Negative Mirror Fee?
Replies: 13
Views: 6381

Re: Incentivizing Outreach: A Negative Mirror Fee?

This entire post is amazing, and I do not mean that in a complimentary sense. The idea that 1) tournament directors don't already do (in many cases, aggressive) outreach for the purpose of attracting new teams, that 2) so many new teams can't get funding to attend their first tournament that they wo...
by TheDoctor
Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015

I've been having some email problems, so for anyone who needs this information and somehow did not receive it, here is the text of the informational email sent out to coaches and moderators last week: Check-in will open at 8:15. The red brick building that fronts on Elida is the middle school; the h...
by TheDoctor
Sat Nov 14, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at NIU 11/14/15
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Re: Delta Burke at NIU 11/14/15

Final stats are posted. Congratulations to UChicago B who went into the final advantaged over UChicago A and emerged victorious!
by TheDoctor
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at NIU 11/14/15
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Re: Delta Burke at NIU 11/14/15

Preliminary stats are here. Stats are being updated by round, so stay tuned!
by TheDoctor
Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2015 at NIU: 11/7/15 (IL-Area High School Mirror)
Replies: 4
Views: 3307

Re: ACF Fall 2015 at NIU: 11/7/15 (IL-Area High School Mirro

Thanks to everyone who came out to play and staff today! Statistics are posted here . Congratulations to Hinsdale Central, who beat Detroit Catholic Central A in a two-game advantaged final. Thank you so much to everyone who staffed today: moderators Brad Fischer, Mike Laudermith, Andrew Nadig, Noah...
by TheDoctor
Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Invitational (IL) 1/16/2016
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Re: Winnebago Invitational (IL) 1/16/2016

Habemus question set! The post has been updated to reflect that we will use SMART for this tournament.
by TheDoctor
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (Canceled)
Replies: 5
Views: 4831

Re: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (Canceled)

Due to a number of factors, we've decided to withdraw this set for this year. We've been in contact with the prospective hosts to ensure they can find alternate question providers. We're banking many of the questions that were written for this year, and will likely put the set out when we're more co...
by TheDoctor
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Re: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015

Post updated to reflect that the tournament is soft-capped at 16 teams for now.
by TheDoctor
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Invitational (IL) 1/16/2016
Replies: 1
Views: 750

Winnebago Invitational (IL) 1/16/2016

Winnebago will host another edition of our annual varsity tournament on January 16. We will be mirroring West Point's SMART set , so please be sure when registering that your team (or, at least, the players you will bring) is not also playing New Trier Varsity's standard division. The tournament is ...
by TheDoctor
Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1462

Winnebago Frosh/Soph (IL) 12/12/2015

To fill in for the absence of Kaneland's frosh-soph tournament, Winnebago will host a frosh-soph tournament on December 12. We'll use NAQT's introductory-level IS-151A question set. Please be aware that this set was also used at Northwestern's novice tournament. We will use IHSSBCA rules , with the ...
by TheDoctor
Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 6 (January-April 2016)
Replies: 10
Views: 6656

Re: SCOP MS 6 (January-April 2016)

The mirror range has been extended by a week for a mirror at Litchfield, IL.
by TheDoctor
Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fort Osage Novice Set I (FONS I) available for mirrors!
Replies: 20
Views: 9045

Re: Fort Osage Novice Set I (FONS I) available for mirrors!

There is definitely a cliff, but I can tell you that the process was that all teams "should" be able to get the question by the end, which I feel should happen. This is not the complaint against the questions presented. The issue is not that you've tried to cover multiple difficulties; it's that yo...
by TheDoctor
Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Thanks for the reminder! Post has been updated.
by TheDoctor
Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Thanks! The post is updated.
by TheDoctor
Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Thanks for pointing that out; I've added a note to make that more clear.
by TheDoctor
Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 6 (January-April 2016)
Replies: 10
Views: 6656

Re: SCOP MS 6 (January-April 2016)

the return of AHAN wrote:2nd Saturday in March, please.
Pleasure doing business :smile:
by TheDoctor
Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fort Osage Novice Set I (FONS I) available for mirrors!
Replies: 20
Views: 9045

Re: Fort Osage Novice Set I (FONS I) available for mirrors!

The set is regular difficulty but is aimed at Novice players (Freshmen and Sophomores), and will largely stick to that canon. Could you help me understand what this means in terms of the set's overall difficulty? Would it be accurate to say, based on what you've written here, that you've chosen pri...
by TheDoctor
Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Joshua Rutsky wrote:Once again, Hoover would like to mirror this set on November 21st.
I'll add your tournament now. Thank you for mirroring!
by TheDoctor
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (Canceled)
Replies: 5
Views: 4831

Re: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (January-April 2016)

Joshua Rutsky wrote:Kristin, I don't suppose you are interested in speeding production on this for an earlier event in November 2015?
I don't think so; we're working on finishing out the Novice and MS sets first, and I doubt we will be done with the initial writing phase of Spring until November.
by TheDoctor
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

Re: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

Thanks for the reminder, Coach Whelehon :smile: I've updated the post to reflect your mirror.
by TheDoctor
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 14607

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

And I think you missed my point that if there's room for that in a question, there is room for a better, more substantive clue.
by TheDoctor
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questions
Replies: 54
Views: 14607

Re: Acknowledging Marginalized-Group Membership in QB Questi

I don't really think it's a whole lot to ask for writers to devote 4-10 characters (if possible) to highlight the fact that the subject of their question is a member of a marginalized group. It's also not even fair to just view it as a "4-10 character sap I can't use to write clues" because their m...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jul 01, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (Canceled)
Replies: 5
Views: 4831

Re: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (January-April 2016)

We have no desire to write or edit that many rounds when there are undoubtedly tournaments for whom this number will be suitable. In fact, having been working on standardized schedules for the Illinois Coaches Association, none of which uses more than eleven rounds, I can say definitively that it is...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (Canceled)
Replies: 5
Views: 4831

SCOP Spring - Regular Difficulty (Canceled)

Since our Novice set is already nearing completion, the SCOP writing team thought we’d try our hands at something new. SCOP Spring is a regular difficulty tournament on offer from 2 January 2016 through 2 April 2016. Like our other sets, SCOP Spring is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:03 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 6 (January-April 2016)
Replies: 10
Views: 6656

SCOP MS 6 (January-April 2016)

The first SCOP MS set is available for mirroring from 2 January 2016 through 9 April 2016. This set is based on the SCOP Novice 6 set ; some of the questions will be replaced, but many of them will be edited versions of our Novice questions. SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Il...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)
Replies: 13
Views: 6763

SCOP Novice 6 (October 2015-March 2016)

SCOP's sixth novice tournament will be available for mirroring from 17 October 2015 through 2 April 2016. SCOP is written by a conglomerate of writers (most from Illinois), and is head edited by myself. Previous years' questions are available on our website and posted in the archive . The set includ...
by TheDoctor
Wed May 27, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: NHBB High School Nationals Dates for 2017-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 12546

Re: NHBB High School Nationals Dates for 2015-2019

Are MS dates coming soon (or posted somewhere else)? I'm putting together the tournament calendar for Illinois, and it would be great to get Nats on the MS version :)
by TheDoctor
Wed May 27, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5947

Re: 2015 Middle School History Bowl Discussion

Additionally the set had a serious issues in regards to alternate answerlines/prompts/do not accepts. From my understanding it was up to the student to protest if they though their answer was correct. This doesn't seem very fair to the student and only serves to clog up the protest hotline. This is...
by TheDoctor
Mon May 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 15-16
Replies: 8
Views: 4442

Re: Georgia 15-16

you tell 'em mitch! A state of similar size and with a similar situation in having a large city where most of the teams play things (Illinois) also agrees, and as we all know, the IHSSBCA has completely foregone keeping accurate individual and PPB stats as seen on their website! Andrew's sarcastic ...
by TheDoctor
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ATROPHY VI @ Northern Illinois University (4/25/15)
Replies: 5
Views: 5124

Re: ATROPHY VI @ Northern Illinois University (4/25/15)

Stats are posted! Congratulations to the top half of Auburn (Rockford) A for their win, and to 2nd place UChicago Lab A and 3rd place DuPage County Central A!
by TheDoctor
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 15500

Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

This year's Novice set is now available for download from our website, and will shortly be uploaded to the tournament database. Thank you to everyone who mirrored, played, or wrote this year's set!
by TheDoctor
Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 6866

Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

This year's Middle School set is now available for download from our website, and will shortly be uploaded to the tournament database. Thank you to everyone who mirrored, played, or wrote this year's set!
by TheDoctor
Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Introducing Good Quizbowl
Replies: 10
Views: 4722

Re: On Introducing Good Quizbowl

SCOP MS will definitely be available from January 2016. As our associated Novice set is already approaching 40% complete, however, we may be able to offer it earlier in the year if necessary. We do offer discounts to account for various circumstances (up to $5 off/team, which would take your mirror ...
by TheDoctor
Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On Introducing Good Quizbowl
Replies: 10
Views: 4722

Re: On Introducing Good Quizbowl

while the top teams acquitted themselves very well on the SCOP set, the majority of teams struggled. Just a note that this year's MS set isn't representative of what the set will look like going forward; this year was, as stated in the mirroring post, an experiment to get a feel for how different f...
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 6866

Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

We've added another Missouri mirror!
by TheDoctor
Mon Mar 16, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 20021

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

Please host @ Rutgers! We'd certainly like to, but we're still awaiting confirmation from Rob on whether it's okay for us to host. Northern Illinois is in the same boat. Any word on whether this (or any other Great Lakes/online mirror) is happening? Rob got back to us yesterday, and NIU's site has ...
by TheDoctor
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 6866

Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

A tentative April mirror of the Novice set has arisen, so posting will be held off through at least part of April.
by TheDoctor
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 15500

Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

A tentative April mirror has arisen, so posting will be held off through at least part of April.
by TheDoctor
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 20021

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

Dead Parrot wrote:
Coldblueberry wrote:Please host @ Rutgers!
We'd certainly like to, but we're still awaiting confirmation from Rob on whether it's okay for us to host.
Northern Illinois is in the same boat.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 6866

Re: SCOP MS 5 (January-April 2015)

Our last mirror will be held on 21 March, after which I will have the set posted at the tournament database. This is the last call for mirrors prior to that happening.
by TheDoctor
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)
Replies: 18
Views: 15500

Re: SCOP Novice 5 (October 2014-April 2015)

Our last mirror (an MS mirror) will be held on 21 March, after which I will have the set posted at the tournament database. This is the last call for mirrors prior to that happening.
by TheDoctor
Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT licensing policy and packet-trading amnesty
Replies: 10
Views: 5381

Re: NAQT licensing policy and packet-trading amnesty

I absolutely agree with this, especially since I have my doubts as to whether this will even manage to accomplish what it sets out to do. I could easily see this move, as presented, fostering insular social groups united in a refusal to report each other, rather than the friendly, open dialogue NAQT...
by TheDoctor
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 All-Sectional Nominations Open
Replies: 0
Views: 1302

2015 All-Sectional Nominations Open

Nominations for All-Sectional are now being accepted at this form for the 2014-2015 season. The nomination period will end on February 9th, 2015. Voting will begin shortly thereafter on February 11th, 2015. You cannot save your progress when filling out the nomination form. Before you begin, you sho...
by TheDoctor
Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals: Great Lakes at Northern Illinois
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Re: ACF Regionals: Great Lakes at Northern Illinois

Stats are posted. Congratulations to champions Chicago A, who cleared the field, and to runners-up WUSTL. Congratulations also to Undergraduate champions and runners-up Illinois A and Chicago B, and to Division II champions and runners-up Illinois B and Chicago C. Thank you to John Brown, Brad Fisc...
by TheDoctor
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Invitational 1/17/2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Re: Winnebago Invitational 1/17/2015

TheDoctor wrote:Galena
You're clearly mistaken and I have no idea what you're talking about.

(Also thank you; I wrote this directly after dealing with a Galesburg-related issue, and the name must have been in my mind)
by TheDoctor
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Winnebago Invitational 1/17/2015
Replies: 4
Views: 2996

Re: Winnebago Invitational 1/17/2015

Thank you to everyone for coming out to Winnebago's tournament yesterday! Congratulations to Keith Country Day School, who won a very exciting final match against second-place Byron, and to third- and fourth-place teams Dwight A and Galena! Thank you to our excellent staffers: Alec Krueger, Michael ...