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by Kouign Amann
Sat May 02, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES
Replies: 86
Views: 28065

Re: Player Poll 2015: LET US NOW PRAISE FAMOUS DUFUSES

Hilariously none of Columbia had been even mentioned yet. Yeah, just a little heads-up: if you don't vote for Rafael in this poll you have garbage quizbowl opinions and should feel bad. He's obviously subject to the "doesn't post and therefore is underrated" effect, but let's try not to completely ...
by Kouign Amann
Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 28746

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

Haha look at this guy and his incomplete posts FZ pls I'm leaving this here to punish you for that 8000 word post that teases a bunch of stories but tells none of them. I've texted Jacob about the urgency of this situation—hopefully he'll fill everyone in shortly. This is truly a tale not to be mis...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion
Replies: 227
Views: 89750

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Discussion

Ike informed me that The Fifth Column tossup was written by Zeke and was kept because it amused the editors. This is not a good justification for having a question, especially not at a Nationals tournament, especially not during the last stages of the playoff rounds where every tossup in every game...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 55148

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Second, I do agree that the answer space is wider for architecture, but I think clue space is not actually much wider. Architecture questions tend to rely on quick physical descriptions of a building followed by its name or clues about what objects by other artists are located in which buildings. I...
by Kouign Amann
Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY at Yale (4/4/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 5214

Re: STIMPY at Yale (4/4/15)

WLH? The shitty building Fall was at?
by Kouign Amann
Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

This tournament mostly happened and then slowly dissolved. Results and stats to come tomorrow.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

Update: this tournament is hard.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

Grace wrote:Yale does have space on its teams, but we're a little loath to pay the "open team" registration fee. How would taking on a free agent work, payment-wise, Aidan?
If the team doesn't all go to the same school, that's an open team, as far as I know.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

historical pun wrote:I'm in the area and might be interested in playing this on Saturday... any update on what teams look like or if there's space for a (bad) free agent?
As far as I know, all teams currently have four players, though feel free to ask around.
by Kouign Amann
Tue Feb 17, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

Our train leaves at 7pm, so if the tournament runs late, running Eyes after wouldn't be great. Any chance we could run at least part of it during lunch and order pizza or something? I have the feeling that trying to run Eyes during lunch might be the thing that makes the tournament run late, though...
by Kouign Amann
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

Ok, seems like we have a good enough handful of people interested in doing this. Because we should be able to run Eyes fairly quickly, with a small number of people in a single room, I will advocate for powering through without a dinner break. Unless interest expands significantly, let's plan on run...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

What is the interest level in playing Eyes at this site?
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Columbia University (February 7, 2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 1931

Re: NAQT SCT @ Columbia University (February 7, 2015)

Results: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

Penn A cleared the field to win DI, Yale A was the UG champ, and MIT B won DII. Thanks to everyone for coming out!
by Kouign Amann
Sat Feb 07, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Great American Challenge?
Replies: 4
Views: 2381

Re: The Great American Challenge?

As someone who also went to a public elementary school Virginia, I don't think I've ever heard of this, though Fairfax County is far from rural. Hey MattBo or TJ kids, we didn't have this, right?
by Kouign Amann
Sat Dec 20, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 40027

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

At some point, could someone familiar with Ann Arbor post a little travel guide for the rest of us? I'm sure there are teams who are wondering about the best way to get to campus from the airport and the easiest places to stay nearby. Options that don't involve renting a car, if they exist, would be...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Dec 11, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 30381

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

For the Columbia team's end-of-semester party, I wrote a packet on architectural trash that I could read for this. If you enjoyed my architecture tournament's tossups on _Luigi's Mansion_ or the _House of Usher_, you may enjoy this packet.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

Re: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

FIELD:

Alston+Yetman+Chip Horton
Yale x2 (2 buzzers)
Harvard (3 buzzers)
Rutgers (1 buzzer)
Alex Nero
NYU old-timers
Actual NYU
by Kouign Amann
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)
Replies: 33
Views: 16380

George Oppen @ Columbia University (2/21/15)

The quizbowl team of Columbia University is pleased to invite you to the northeast site of George Oppen. This tournament will take place in Hamilton Hall on February 21st, 2015. Please be there by 8:30; rounds will begin at 9:00 and we would like to start as promptly as possible. Please e-mail me at...
by Kouign Amann
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Columbia University (February 7, 2015)
Replies: 1
Views: 1931

NAQT SCT @ Columbia University (February 7, 2015)

The quizbowl team of Columbia University is pleased to invite you to the northeast site (or one of the northeast sites) of this year's NAQT SCT. This tournament will take place in Hamilton Hall on February 7th, 2015. Please be there by 8:30; rounds will begin at nine and we would like to start as pr...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 7981

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

Unfortunately, our request for additional rooms was denied, so we will be unable to expand the field significantly. We may be able to expand the field to 30 teams if we determine that we can run an efficient tournament without using the 15th room as a dedicated control room, and a final decision wi...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What defines a team captain?
Replies: 23
Views: 16546

Re: What defines a team captain?

But even in the preceding week, both the junior and the "captain" refused to let me describe my duties for the team as captain on a college application, which I feel is only fair for a person who is performing all duties not only as a player, but as a captain and coach. I have a solution, at least ...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12441

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

Is it safe to assume that this tournament, as is usual for Yale tournaments of recent vintage, will start somewhat after 9:00 in order to allow teams to take the MetroNorth train that arrives at 9:07 and still make it to the tournament on time? This seems particularly relevant if this tournament is ...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Sep 17, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Computational Mathematics
Replies: 56
Views: 22339

Re: Computational Mathematics

The real bedrock of mathematics and mathematical understanding isn't computation it's the theorems. It's infinitely more important for a budding mathematician to be able to connect concepts and prove theorems than it is to be able to quickly compute integrals, derivatives, etc.. The only reason mat...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN Global Announcement (10/4 and 10/11)
Replies: 16
Views: 11496

Re: PADAWAN Global Announcement (10/4 and 10/11)

Thus far, I have received one bid from a potential site in the Northeast and one from a potential site in the Mid-Atlantic. I'm going to leave bids open until Monday, August 11th. At that point, any bids I have received that are the only ones in their regions, will be awarded the site for their reg...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 35332

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

Columbia would like to claim December 6th for a BISB mirror. Announcement forthcoming. Edit: and since Bloomfield is hosting that first week of March, I guess we'll tentatively shoot for having our spring high school event on February 28th, though if Bloomfield falls through again I think we'd like ...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: Collegiate Novice 5
Replies: 18
Views: 5690

Re: Global Announcement: Collegiate Novice 5

Cheynem wrote:My suggestion might be for clubs to run informal or intramural mirrors of older sets that their younger players haven't played.
I'll second this recommendation. Columbia ran an intramural tournament two or three weeks into last year, and it definitely helped retention.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB & USGO Nationals Set Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 10346

Re: NHBB & USGO Nationals Set Thread

When you look at history, its the moments that stand the test of time. Leaving aside the rest of your questionable argument about the merit of studying sports in an academic context, this sentiment is a pretty unsophisticated way of approaching history. All sorts of history (including a lot of inte...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 93097

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

Finally, the tournament always concluded with everyone going to the Maryland student union bowling alley, where the Maryland players of that era (who all, mysteriously, appeared to have taken a college course on bowling) displayed their impeccable form. To build a tangent off a tangent, here's anot...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 48100

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

Hey if someone from Columbia can get in touch with me, I believe I left my laptop power cord in Hamilton 603 (today's control/finals room). My battery sucks, so I won't be able to upload final stats for a few days. I'll put some shoes on and run check on that right now. This is now in my possession...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Apr 13, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 48100

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

jonpin wrote:Hey if someone from Columbia can get in touch with me, I believe I left my laptop power cord in Hamilton 603 (today's control/finals room). My battery sucks, so I won't be able to upload final stats for a few days.
I'll put some shoes on and run check on that right now.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 41916

Re: It's Academic discussion

Furthermore, according to the It's Academic schedule, teams that anyone would considered serious quizbowl teams like RM, St. Anselms, GDS, and Blair are due to appear on the show, so I suppose this means it's possible that teams can have success in good quizbowl and participate on It's Ac. It's bec...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 93097

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

It's not the prettiest or exhaustively fair strategy, but I'm not seeing a great reason not to just start at the beginning and indiscriminately vote off every team from before circa 2005. People should look at the roster of 2004 Chicago and then seriously consider if they want to vote against that....
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 22, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 93097

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

It's not the prettiest or exhaustively fair strategy, but I'm not seeing a great reason not to just start at the beginning and indiscriminately vote off every team from before circa 2005. This seems way more clear-cut than the basketball one. The game was totally different, and those teams just stra...
by Kouign Amann
Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University NYC
Replies: 102
Views: 48100

Re: ACF Nationals 2014: April 12 & 13 at Columbia University

Columbia submitted a pair of packets a while ago, but I don't see us on the list. Sorry for not noticing the discrepancy before now.
by Kouign Amann
Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)

All stat corrections sent to me have now been implemented.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)

Full stats and wrap-up will come later tonight after I get back from watching Columbia basketball try to finish a 20-win season for the first time in a long long time. Oh well, maybe next year. Anyway, stats are now here . Let me know if you spot any problems. They'll probably get fixed on Friday, ...
by Kouign Amann
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)

An undefeated High Tech A beat Ridgewood in the first game of an advantaged final to win this tournament. Full stats and wrap-up will come later tonight after I get back from watching Columbia basketball try to finish a 20-win season for the first time in a long long time.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)

The field listed above has been updated as registrations come in and is currently correct, according to my records.
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

Re: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)

Field: SCHOOL - TEAMS - BUZZERS - STAFF St. Joe's - 2 - 2 - maybe 1 Ridgewood - 1 - 2 - 0 High Tech - 3 - 0 - 0 North Babylon - 2 - 3 - 0 Morristown-Beard - 1 - 1 - maybe 1 Livingston - 2 - 2 - 0 Hunter - 3 - 1 - 0 Kellenberg - 3 - 4 - 1 West Egg - 1 - 0 - 1 Mountain Lakes - 3 - 2 - 1 TOTALS: 21 - 1...
by Kouign Amann
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 4500

LIST Mirror @ Columbia University (3/8/14)

This is the official announcement for the NYC Metro regional site of the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament, a high school academic quizbowl tournament to be hosted by the quizbowl team of Columbia University on Saturday, March 8, 2014. This tournament is open to any high school team that wishes t...
by Kouign Amann
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Architecture Side Event (but actually this time)
Replies: 22
Views: 10224

Re: Architecture Side Event (but actually this time)

Packets for this have been uploaded to the database and are awaiting approval.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON at Yale (11/16/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5815

Re: DRAGOON at Yale (11/16/13)

Despite playing in every single one of our games yesterday, Chris Horng is mysteriously absent from Columbia A's stats.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON at Yale (11/16/13)
Replies: 20
Views: 5815

Re: DRAGOON at Yale (11/16/13)

violin321 wrote:Also, we will for sure be mirroring Eyes, so let me know if you're interested in playing!
Yep.
by Kouign Amann
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14
Replies: 94
Views: 33904

Re: NY/NJ/CT Dates Claims, 2013-14

Pending room reservations, Columbia would like to run LIST on March 8th.
by Kouign Amann
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 28975

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

I emailed Jerry earlier in the week to ask for an invoice and a W9 for this tournament, but I haven't gotten any response. Should I be in touch with someone else?
by Kouign Amann
Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT moderator feedback is now available
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

Re: NAQT moderator feedback is now available

jonah wrote:
Kouign Amann wrote:"There are 0 moderator evaluations for Aidan Mehigan." After making an account, is there some other step I need to do to make stuff show up?
I think I have this problem worked out; let me know if you still don't see them.
It works! Thanks.
by Kouign Amann
Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT moderator feedback is now available
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

Re: NAQT moderator feedback is now available

"There are 0 moderator evaluations for Aidan Mehigan." After making an account, is there some other step I need to do to make stuff show up?
by Kouign Amann
Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Who wrote what
Replies: 32
Views: 3642

Re: Who wrote what

I don't think any other arts category got particularly shafted over the inclusion of so much art film I dunno about this. As far as I could tell, there was literally one architecture question in this entire tournament (Koolhaas). Sure, you could argue that film is more important or makes better que...
by Kouign Amann
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Architecture Side Event (but actually this time)
Replies: 22
Views: 10224

Re: Architecture Side Event (but actually this time)

Evan and Tommy cleared the field at this event. Thanks to Cody for doing stats, which he will put up at some point. Thanks also to Jacob Wasserman, who wrote 11 questions for this tournament, which really helped me out. I'm glad people seemed to be having a good time; thanks for playing. If anyone e...