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by t-bar
Sat May 02, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

Re: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)

Dartmouth took both games of an advantaged final against Harvard B to emerge victorious. Andrew Nadig from Carnegie Mellon was the top scorer.

Stats: prelims, playoffs.

Thanks to all the teams for coming!
by t-bar
Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

Re: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)

Since we only have 10 teams now, what's the planned schedule for the tournament? Playing a round-robin with only 9 prelim games would be okay, though I'd find it rather disappointing - I can't remember the last time I played fewer than ten games at a collegiate tournament. I just sent out a logisti...
by t-bar
Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

Re: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)

Since 12 is a good number of teams, I'm going to tentatively close the field. If you're interested in coming and haven't registered yet, do still email me; I'll let more teams in if it makes another good field number.
by t-bar
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

Re: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)

Field:
Amherst (2 teams)
Boston College (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Carnegie Mellon (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Dartmouth (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Harvard (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Northeastern (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)

TOTAL: 8 teams, 6 buzzers, 2 moderators
by t-bar
Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 4410

MUT @ MIT (May 2, 2015)

MIT will host a mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament on Saturday, May 2. As usual, MUT will be a slightly below-regular tournament, somewhere between ACF Fall and regular-difficulty tournaments. Eligibility will be restricted to current high school and undergraduate students; graduate st...
by t-bar
Sat Apr 11, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2

Lexington A cleared the field to win, while AMSA defeated Acton-Boxborough 350-300 in the second-place game. Full stats to come later tonight.

EDIT: Full stats are up at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/.
by t-bar
Sat Apr 11, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2

Prelim stats are up at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/.

Teams are now crossing over into playoff brackets of 8, after which we'll have finals.
by t-bar
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 23886

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I will be pursuing a PhD in physics at Yale, and intend to continue playing quizbowl there. I also plan to remain active in high school outreach in New England, though from a home base that's a little farther south.
by t-bar
Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56691

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

I think recording games is a great idea. But also, this thing I said: The following teams have officially registered and paid (0): Could we get an updated list of teams that have paid please? To the best of my knowledge, my team's payment was made some time ago now. Ottawa's payment has been receiv...
by t-bar
Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56691

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

I was talking with the Toronto team at practice tonight, and they told me that they sent you an email stating that they could no longer attend due to conflicts with exam period but did not receive acknowledgement that you were aware of that. If someone on the logistics team could confirm this with ...
by t-bar
Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2

With the registration of Newton South, our field is now full. Interested teams should continue to register; they will be placed on a waitlist, to be added if spots open up in the field. EDIT: After some drops, we are back to having one spot available in the field. Sign up to claim it ASAP! EDIT: Bac...
by t-bar
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 56691

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

The following teams have officially registered (48): Alberta Berkeley A Berkeley B Carleton University Chicago A Chicago B Chicago C Columbia Detroit Catholic Central HS Harvard Illinois Kenyon Liberty Maryland McGill McMaster Michigan A Michigan B Minnesota MIT A MIT B Northwestern Notre Dame A Not...
by t-bar
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 40256

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

The field cap for ACF Nationals has been expanded to 52 teams. If all the teams that have accepted their bids register, this will leave one open spot remaining in the field.
by t-bar
Tue Feb 24, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 20291

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the question on the letter theta, from round five? For any real number x, a function denoted by this letter equals the sum of the logarithms of all prime numbers less than x. This letter is used to write the first Chebyshev function, as well as a "homogeneity operator" in the theory of Be...
by t-bar
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 40256

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

In a similar vein, it might be good to post an official field listing, or re-color the teams listed in the A-value bid acceptances thread with new colors to show those teams which have actually registered and those which have paid. Forgive me if I'm stupid and this exists somewhere but I just didn'...
by t-bar
Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Field
Replies: 0
Views: 1957

ACF Nationals 2015 Field

EDIT: A more up-to-date version of this post has been merged into the consolidated ACF Nationals thread here . The following teams have told ACF that they plan to attend ACF Nationals. The full tournament announcement is here and the packet tracking post is here . The field cap is 52 teams EDIT: 50...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 20291

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the bonus on Passion Pit? I'm sure I misheard it, but I thought it said "this singer." The chorus of this band's song "Little Secrets" repeats the phrase "higher and higher and higher." For 10 points each: [10] Name this American indie pop band, who released their first album, Manners ,...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 20291

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Speaking of that bonus, we answered "preimage" for fiber, and I'm fairly certain that it was correct in context—could I see it? A collection of these objects whose topology locally resembles a product space is known as a bundle. For 10 points each: [10] Name these mathematical objects, which are th...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 20291

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the metamorphism tossup? Thanks, -Seth Pentti Eskola proposed a system for classifying the conditions under which this process occurs. The presence of the stishovite and coesite polymorphs of silicon dioxide may indicate the occurrence of a particularly violent type of this process. A s...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Stephen's Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: Stephen's Questions

Responses to specific things mentioned already: It "felt" like there was a lot of cosmology and astrophysics in this set, but I could be wrong. You’re probably right on this. When I initially planned out my subdistributions for the tournament, I allotted 1/1 for stuff on relativity, 1/1 for GR, and ...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Stephen's Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

George Oppen: Stephen's Questions

I wrote the physics and “other” science for this tournament. This was my first time writing a substantial number of questions at this level, so I’m curious how I did. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to a tournament site, so I couldn’t see the questions in action, but I’m eager for any feedba...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: Errata
Replies: 6
Views: 2166

Re: Errata

I'll let Auroni address the things related to his questions, but as for the ones I wrote: Bonus 19: Some people in my room were confused that "helium" was the answer to the second part after having been mentioned in the first part. Whoops--the first one should actually be "hydrogen." My bad. Bonus 1...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2

tpmorrison wrote:Is this tournament only for Massachusetts teams, or are teams from states without an NAQT championship allowed to enter a state finals for another state? NH does not have its own NAQT championship.
This tournament is restricted to teams from Massachusetts.
by t-bar
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 5516

Re: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers

The 44 teams listed in green have accepted bids to ACF Nationals. The 10 teams listed in blue have provisionally accepted bids, and will be added to the field in the event that spots become available. Any other teams that wish to attend ACF Nationals (including teams that declined their bids the fir...
by t-bar
Sat Feb 07, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Great American Challenge?
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: The Great American Challenge?

I was unaware of either meaning of this term until Vasa enlightened me.
by t-bar
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 5516

Re: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers

Every team that played Regionals and has not yet received a bid should go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EZgptZKHllYzwgBPjuDGEUZpIWzHzxGF86mLqR9l5KY/viewform (note that this is a new form; if you already filled out the first form for your A team, the same Google account will work on this form ...
by t-bar
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 5516

Re: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers

Every bid that was issued before yesterday has now been accepted or declined. At this point, the following two processes will occur simultaneously: Every team that played Regionals and has not yet received a bid should go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EZgptZKHllYzwgBPjuDGEUZpIWzHzxGF86mLqR9l5K...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Massachusetts New Team- Newton South High School
Replies: 2
Views: 2739

Re: Massachusetts New Team- Newton South High School

Hi there! I'm Stephen Eltinge, president of the MIT Quiz Bowl Team. I'm delighted to see another new team in Massachusetts. If you haven't done so already, you should check out the calendar of local events at this link , as well as the announcement for Brookline HS's spring rookie tournament. If you...
by t-bar
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 5516

Re: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers

Teams that received their bid more than two days ago and have not accepted or declined it should do so by midnight tonight. If we haven't heard from you by midnight tonight we will assume you have declined your bid and offer it to the next team on the list.
by t-bar
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 26959

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

Giovanni I Participazio wrote:I'm bumping this as the $0 deadline has passed and we've only received nine packets. I'd be willing to extend the $0 deadline another week or two if it's convenient for everyone. Thanks!
Was any decision made about this? If there is a new fee schedule, is it posted somewhere?
by t-bar
Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 26730

ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

ACF has voted to adopt the following changes to its eligibility rules, taking effect with the 2015-2016 season. These changes do not apply to the 2015 ACF Nationals. Eligibility changes for everyone: Students at comprehensive universities within a state university system may no longer join the clubs...
by t-bar
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 21535

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

t-bar wrote:MIT will host the NAQT Massachusetts State Championship on Saturday, April 11. Full announcement coming soon.
The announcement for this tournament is now available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=16951.
by t-bar
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Re: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2

Registered: Abby Kelley Foster (2 teams, 1 buzzer) Acton-Boxborough (1 team, 1 buzzer) AMSA (1 team, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator) Bedford (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator) Belmont (1 team) Boston Latin (1 team) Brookline (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator) Concord Carlisle (1 team) Framingham (1 team, 1 scor...
by t-bar
Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)
Replies: 10
Views: 5635

Massachusetts NAQT State Championship @ MIT (April 11, 2015)

MIT will host the Massachusetts NAQT State Championship on Saturday, April 11, 2015. REGISTRATION This tournament is open to high school teams from Massachusetts. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register as soon as possible. The maximum number of teams is 24, and...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 5516

Re: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers

A-values for the 2015 ACF Regionals are now available at http://acf-quizbowl.com/2015-acf-regionals-a-values/ . The invitation process for ACF Nationals will work as follows: Every team that is listed as "Invited" should fill out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1jVaHhZN4NHDNpzfw0dDkcwqLqzB4aMi7VJPsa...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: "Anti-prompts" redux: Should They Exist?
Replies: 6
Views: 3052

Re: 2015 Regionals: "Anti-prompts" redux: Should They Exist?

If the common link between all of these reactions is that they form rings, rather than any specific mechanistic similarity, would this question be better as a tossup on the process of "ring-formation" or "ring-closing", as opposed to the reaction class of "cyclizations"? It's kind of a moot point in...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 26, 2015 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers
Replies: 6
Views: 5516

2015 ACF Nationals Qualifiers

The teams listed below have qualified for the 2015 ACF Nationals by either (a) winning their ACF Regionals site, (b) winning the Undergraduate title at their Regionals site, (c) applying for and receiving an automatic bid ahead of time, or (d) having a sufficiently high A-value. Further Nationals bi...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Here is the list of teams and rosters that have received automatic bids to ACF Nationals: Harvard University (Mark Arildsen, Will Holub-Moorman, Vimal Konduri, and Sriram Pendyala) Rice University (Gerhardt Hinkle, Ridge Liu, Amanda Pinchbeck, Victor Prieto, and James Tang) Stanford University (Aust...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 21535

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

MIT will host the NAQT Massachusetts State Championship on Saturday, April 11. Full announcement coming soon.
by t-bar
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Obscenity - March 7, 2015 @ McMaster
Replies: 17
Views: 6661

Re: History Obscenity - March or April 2015?

Do you intend to charge people money to play this? I don't see any indication for yea or nay in the original announcement, or if yea what the fee per person will be.
by t-bar
Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:05 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)

The ACF eligibility committee was recently contacted by Eric Xu, who played on the University of Virginia's B team at Maryland's ACF Fall site. Eric was not enrolled in UVA classes at the time of this tournament, but he received provisional permission to play for UVA on the condition that he enroll ...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 47513

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015

I've noticed that some HS teams have self-reported as eligible for the UG and Division II titles, while others have not. Judging by this year's ACF Fall (see, for example, http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2549/stats/results_-_no_final/ and http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2332/stats...
by t-bar
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 40256

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

Here are the packet submission deadlines for ACF Nationals: -$100 discount: January 18 -$50 discount: February 1 -$25 discount: February 15 no penalty: March 1 (host teams must write a packet by this deadline to secure their autobid; note that this is also the last day to confirm your attendance at...
by t-bar
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Southeast at Vanderbilt (1/24/15)
Replies: 6
Views: 4031

Re: ACF Regionals Southeast at Vanderbilt (1/24/15)

NickConderWKU wrote:It turns out we're not coming to this, so you can take us off the field/spreadsheet/whatever.
sephirothrr wrote:Louisville is only going to have 1 team, but we now should have 1 staffer.
I've made both of these changes in the spreadsheet linked above.
by t-bar
Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 40256

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

Will there still be the averaging procedure if a team with a lower value places above a team with a higher one? Yes. Can we get a formal, official articulation of the distribution, please? A note directing us to the ACF website won't be sufficient, since, for example, I assume the moratorium on tra...
by t-bar
Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7161

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

Waterloo will now be bringing a staffer with us. Can the A team registration be modified to reflect this? Done, though for those of you watching at home, the most surefire way to modify your registration is to email either Sarah Angelo or me directly (you should probably also alert the host school,...
by t-bar
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 11110

Re: Midseason College Poll

11. MIT Dragons I am pretty sure MIT's de facto mascot is the "beavers," UCSD is the "Tritons" [sic], and Dartmouth is the "Big Green." I am also told that Rob Carson is not eligible to play for MCTC this spring. ? Our mascot is the beaver, but the term for an MIT student engaged in interscholastic...
by t-bar
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7161

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

minusfive wrote:McGill A has registered twice on the form. So is there a McGill B? Clones? Braneworld?
There should only be one registration from McGill so far. The field linked above has been corrected.
by t-bar
Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open
Replies: 3
Views: 2328

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

We have ruled on and responded to all applications that we have received. If you have not received a response yet, shoot me an email at acf.quizbowl@gmail.com.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: ACF Regionals @ University of Missouri (1/24/15)
Replies: 3
Views: 1538

Re: ACF Regionals @ University of Missouri (1/24/15)

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link . This appears to be the wrong link, or I've just been unaware of Boston college being 5 miles away from mizzou. John Sipp may have signed up for the wrong site After checking with John, this has been fixed, leaving zero teams signe...