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by wd4gdz
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA
Replies: 92
Views: 54260

Re: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA

You're welcome to make the argument that bonus difficult was uneven, but I don't think some of the best teams in the country getting close to 25 points per bonus at a regular season tournament is a bad thing.
by wd4gdz
Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA
Replies: 92
Views: 54260

Re: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA

Hmm...did you guys use that packet written by Ahmad by chance? That would have been a great FINALS packets.
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC
Replies: 50
Views: 15085

Re: (11/15/2008) RMP Fest at UIUC

Sign up David Flowers and I for a team, please....and bring on the Elamite Mythology!
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 10, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission and difficulty discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 5051

Re: ACF Fall packet submission and difficulty discussion

I haven't seen any of the packets, but based on the stats, the target difficulty appears to have been met. I also think Ted raised a good point, so I'll quote it here: maybe in the future a couple finals packets should be written that are slightly more difficult. It seems that most tournaments featu...
by wd4gdz
Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8881

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Offering constructive criticism is usually much more helpful than spewing vitriol. Saying things like you hope they never host again is ridiculous. I was really happy to see Sorice, for example, say how he'd be willing to help out at their next tournament.
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8881

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Unfortunately, balanced prelim brackets don't always happen. Hence, the need for this rule.
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

Oh yah, I forgot to mention how at least 3 of those players on New College are juniors in college.
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)
Replies: 58
Views: 8881

Re: ACF Fall Midwest @ Truman State (11-8-08)

Let's summarize what has gone on here: Dees criticizes "a tournament where the TD doesn't understand how the finals of their own tournament work," but is then shown the official ACF guidelines, thus proving him wrong. Dees says "you ran an atrocious tournament that nobody enjoyed," but then the foll...
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

I'm pretty sure half those players on the New College team actually go to UCF, so I guess that means FSU got first place in Div2?
by wd4gdz
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Mirror at UA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1822

Re: T-Party Mirror at UA?

Sunday works for FSU as well.
by wd4gdz
Fri Nov 07, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Mirror at UA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1822

Re: T-Party Mirror at UA?

I know UGA would go since it's not like they'll have a SEC Championship Game to go to instead.
by wd4gdz
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08
Replies: 33
Views: 8383

Re: ACF Fall at UTK 11/9/08

I just wanted to throw out the fact that Evan Nagler is an awesome reader.
by wd4gdz
Thu Nov 06, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Mirror at UA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1822

Re: T-Party Mirror at UA?

Florida State would definitely send a team.
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

Magister Ludi wrote:There will be 18 packets available for ACF Fall. UF should be able to comfortably run the tournament without using any of the packets written by teams attending.
....as long as Doug Robeson doesn't show up and read the wrong rounds.
by wd4gdz
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29739

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

The packet submitted by Florida State A will feature players who have not played prior to September 1, 2007 so there shouldn't be a $25 penalty, unless you are charging people for submitting optional packets.
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

If past experience with UF is any indication, this tournament will still happen, even if nobody seems to know what is going on. FSU will definitely send one team, maybe two, and will also bring a buzzer.
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4059

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

I'm pretty sure they have to charge $120, per the ACF guidelines. We are fortunately for that, since if they charge $110 for a high school tournament, who knows what absurd fee they would charge for a college tournament.
by wd4gdz
Sun Nov 02, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU High School Tournament (11/01/08)
Replies: 2
Views: 781

Re: FSU High School Tournament (11/01/08)

If you anything about the history of the FSU high school tournament, you will not be surprised to hear that Pensacola A won. This marks the fourth consecutive year that PHS A has won. They were led by David Fleischhauer and his ~85ppg, which made him the high scorer of the tournament. Guess who PHS ...
by wd4gdz
Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How do you do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5626

Re: How do you do it?

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
ericblair wrote: Also the school gives us no money, so we're in the same boat as you all.
Just steal a PCR machine and sell it on eBay, dude.
by wd4gdz
Sun Oct 26, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

I am kinda confused on how these final standings appear to have changed since the awards ceremony. A couple feet from me right now is a 2nd place team trophy.
by wd4gdz
Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14937

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

everyday847 wrote:Yeah, I should clarify that I negged with anti-aromaticity, which didn't make any sense at all but I knew it was a phenomenon that wasn't aromaticity but was caused by similar principles. A fine thing to become canonical, I don't dispute.
Buzzing with antiaromaticity on 4n makes some sense.
by wd4gdz
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FSU High School Tournament (11/01/08)
Replies: 2
Views: 781

FSU High School Tournament (11/01/08)

FSU High School Tournament at Maclay School Tallahassee, Florida Saturday, November 1st, 2008 INTRODUCTION: Your school is invited to enter a team or two in the Florida State High School Tournament, to be held on at Maclay School in Tallahassee, Florida, on Saturday, November 1st, 2008. Please feel ...
by wd4gdz
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

Div I results
1. USF
2. Seth Kendall
3. FSU
4. UGA
5. Va Tech

Div II results
1. GA Tech B

Lit Singles
1. Jon from UGA
2. Billy from FSU
3. Rob from USF
by wd4gdz
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

Lit singles please...
by wd4gdz
Thu Oct 09, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008

Yes, it's still on. The e-mail on the GATA webpage looks correct to me.
by wd4gdz
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at Brown (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 64
Views: 17255

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at Brown (Saturday, October 4)

everyday847 wrote:What happened in the 90-75 match between Harvard B and MIT A? It seems a little weird.that Harvard heard ten bonuses and got zero points.
Haven't you heard? EFT IS IMPOSSIBLE!
by wd4gdz
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16386

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

I guess I'll be rooting for MSU and UT next weekend.
by wd4gdz
Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)

http://www.geocities.com/fsucollegebowl/EFT/FSU_EFT_standings.html Here are the results from the prelims. After those 7 rounds, we took the 16 teams and divided them into 4 brackets of 4 teams each. In the finals, UGA defeated USF to win the tournament. Their prize was $80 worth of gift certificates...
by wd4gdz
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BRIEF RESULTS: Hanover (N.H.) Round Robin (10/25)
Replies: 4
Views: 866

Re: Hanover Round Robin (10/25) at Hanover (N.H.) HS

I think this summarizes it best: "Come and be surprised."
by wd4gdz
Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)

Hey Everyone, I just wanted to let everyone the current status of the tournament. Field Update: see above Map of FSU: http://www.fsu.edu/map2007/2007-MapPRINT032500.html I would recommend parking in the garage near the corner of W. Tennessee St. & N. Woodward Ave. (which is 70 on the map) or the par...
by wd4gdz
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 9/27/08
Replies: 31
Views: 4668

Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 9/27/08

MichaelKearney wrote:As one of the Moderators for the Tournament, I can clear up some of these issues before the usual piranhas come by to argue further points.
Uh oh...
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by wd4gdz
Tue Sep 23, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)

The field has been updated above.

I'll probably have to cap this at 20 teams, so please let me know ASAP if your team intends to come. At the moment, we have approximately 16 teams planning to come.
by wd4gdz
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008
Replies: 3
Views: 1308

Re: Florida Tournaments in Fall 2008

I have updated this list. If you know of any tournaments that aren't listed, please share.
by wd4gdz
Thu Sep 18, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)

Here are some of the teams that have signed up so far, along with how many from each team are expected. UGA (2) Valencia (3) North Florida CC (1) Central Florida CC (2) USF (2) ULL (1) GA Tech (2) Chipola (1) South Georgia (1) TCC (1) Have Expressed Interest: UF House Team (possibly 1, but only to m...
by wd4gdz
Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 31229

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 2008

wd4gdz wrote:Florida State will be there, and I hope to see teams such as Maryland and Brown come as well.
I really hoped and thought I and/or FSU would be coming to this tournament, but it doesn't look like it right now. I apologize if I got anyone's hopes up.
by wd4gdz
Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 12157

Re: 08-09 College Quizbowl Prediction Thread

I still will have no idea what teams in Louisiana actually exist. :lol: Well, I founded the UL Lafayette team in 2001, though we participated in NAQT almost exclusively until about two years ago. That was my fault. It's been really great seeing ULL at tons of non-NAQT circuit events in the last two...
by wd4gdz
Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First semester college academic tournaments
Replies: 33
Views: 11471

Re: First semester college academic touraments

theMoMA wrote:This will be updated periodically. Are there any tournaments I'm missing as of now?
FSU is hosting its mirror of EFT on October 4th.
by wd4gdz
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13365

Re: VCU Open Discussion

Here are the computer science tossups for this tournament, with the caveat that it is the hardest subject for me to write about it, since surfing the Internet is challenging enough for me. I would certainly appreciate feedback from you Andy, and from any CS majors (i.e. Mike, Evan, and Rob), and fro...
by wd4gdz
Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13365

Re: VCU Open Discussion

I figured I'd post some of the science that has been discussed. Moore and Hahn developed constitutive equations for substances with this property, while Green and Weltman used hysteresis loops to study it. Pronounced in systems containing non-spherical particles, this phenomenon is associated with t...
by wd4gdz
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13365

Re: VCU Open Discussion

While writing that TU, I came along something called the Kaye effect, which can be seen in this kinda cool YouTube video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX4_3cV_3Mw
by wd4gdz
Sun Aug 17, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 13365

VCU Open Discussion

I'm sure Matt will have something to say once he recovers from this weekend, but I figured I'd get this thread started.

If you have any comments or constructive criticism concerning the science, please post here or send me an email (wfb04 at fsu dot edu).
by wd4gdz
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 9/27
Replies: 17
Views: 2888

Re: Wofford College (SC) Tournament 9/27

It sure would be swell to see Wofford at some more college tournaments.
by wd4gdz
Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Important Information - Chicago Open 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 4993

Re: Important Information - Chicago Open 2008

PATH statistics for this tournament can be found here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p2p4IJRzhtXEuTlc2X2Y-JA. There was something strange about the Illinois team's stats, and I didn't put the dartmouth-led contingent's stats in there. I may correct these later. EDIT: I just re-published it...
by wd4gdz
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Important Information - Chicago Open 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 4993

Re: Important Information - Chicago Open 2008

Maybe this a crazy idea, but couldn't you just ramp up the difficulty gradually during the day? In other words, have the "easier" packets in the morning rounds and the harder packets in the afternoon and early evening rounds. In the final RR match, on presumably the hardest RR packet, there could be...
by wd4gdz
Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 NAQT IS sets: Discuss Specific Questions
Replies: 42
Views: 4476

Re: 2007-08 NAQT IS sets: Discuss Specific Questions

All that said, here's the thing...IS sets are pretty good high school quizbowl. They undoubtedly have frustrating systematic flaws that could be improved. They might be a little too easy to effectively distinguish between the top teams, but NAQT wrote a really good, appropriate-difficulty HSNCT for...
by wd4gdz
Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stanford Archive updates
Replies: 10
Views: 2038

Re: Stanford Archive updates

cdcarter wrote:
cvdwightw wrote:Is the 2007 MCMNT public as well or just the 2008 version?
It is public and is on http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com
Maybe it's just my computer, but Illinois Novice 2008 doesn't work for me on that website.
by wd4gdz
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 3 at FSU (Saturday, October 4)

This is the official announcement for Florida State University's mirror of Early Fall Tournament 3, to be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008 (pending approval from administration). This event promises to be a solid, accessible tournament especially geared toward newer players. Our goal is to attract ...