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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: 41981

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: 4266

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: 41981

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: 7505

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: 11679

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: 7505

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: 2465

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 [email protected].
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: 1677

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...
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Ohio/Michigan at Michigan State
Replies: 3
Views: 2740

Re: ACF Regionals Ohio/Michigan at Michigan State

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic @ the University of Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 2889

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic @ the University of Virginia

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Stanford (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

Re: ACF Regionals at Stanford (January 24, 2015)

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals South @ Rice (01-24-15)
Replies: 9
Views: 4771

Re: ACF Regionals South @ Rice (01-24-15)

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Southeast at Vanderbilt (1/24/15)
Replies: 6
Views: 4266

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

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: ACF Regionals @ University of Missouri (1/24/15)
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

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

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Northeast @ Harvard (1/24/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 4239

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Northeast @ Harvard (1/24/15)

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals: Great Lakes at Northern Illinois
Replies: 3
Views: 2527

Re: ACF Regionals: Great Lakes at Northern Illinois

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7505

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

The registered field for this tournament is available at this link.
by t-bar
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Just as a reminder, all automatic bid applications should be submitted by midnight tonight. We have already processed several applications, but there are a large number of teams eligible to request a Nationals autobid that have not done so. Get those applications in!
by t-bar
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49845

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

Information on how Regionals performance will be used to evaluate ACF Nationals qualification is now posted in the ACF Nationals information thread.
by t-bar
Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41981

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

Hello everyone! Here is the full description for how the new A-value qualification system will work. All teams that play ACF Regionals will be ranked on their “A-value.” The A-value is based on NAQT’s D-value outlined here , with the following changes: The TPPTH_opp factor will be computed using onl...
by t-bar
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 32024

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I read a 15-tossup packet on miscellaneous trash topics. Dan Passner won; here are the full results: Ramapriya Rangaraju: 10 Victor Prieto: 30 Andrew Hart: 15 Tejas Raje: -5 Mik Larsen: 20 Nick Conder: -5 Dan Passner: 45 Aaron Dos Remedios: 0 Alex ?: -5 Rob Carson: 20 Stephen Liu: 10 Auroni Gupta: -...
by t-bar
Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41981

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

Hmm...I'd like to staff this. To whom do I talk about doing that? To tag along with Joelle because I also don't know specifically where to inquire, I am offering my UNBELIEVABLE services as either moderator or scorekeeper. Skills include: knowing what words are and how numbers work. Please contact ...
by t-bar
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

ACF Nationals 2015 Automatic Bid Applications Open

Hello everyone, ACF is now accepting applications for automatic bids to attend ACF Nationals. The following teams are eligible to submit bids: Teams from clubs hosting ACF Regionals. Each such club will be granted no more than one automatic bid; if it wishes to send more teams, they must qualify as ...
by t-bar
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)
Replies: 16
Views: 12684

Re: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Nov 1 + Nov 22)

My god, 50 teams! Pay attention to the work Jeff Hoppes and Nick Karas are doing, everyone; this is how you build a circuit from the ground up.
by t-bar
Sat Nov 22, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

For the second time this semester, Columbia A proved victorious by clearing the field. Congratulations to them, and also to the second-place Brown team!

Full statistics are available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2396.
by t-bar
Sat Nov 22, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

Stats will be updated live at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2396.
by t-bar
Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Website Updates
Replies: 0
Views: 1132

ACF Website Updates

Gautam and Gaurav are currently working on some substantial updates to the ACF website . While they're doing so, some information may be briefly inconsistent or out of date. Please let them know (gautam.[email protected].com and gaurav.[email protected].com) if you find anything confusing, or if there's anyth...
by t-bar
Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

The tournament announcement has been updated to reflect changes in the packet submission and team eligibility policies. Please check the initial post in this thread for the relevant changes.
by t-bar
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

Columbia (2-3 teams, 1 buzzer) The rivalry continues :grin: How large do you expect this tournament to be? If a decent field size doesn't materialize, we might consider going to Waterloo. We are actively recruiting teams from around the area; at the very least, we will have a couple of house teams ...
by t-bar
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

Field:
Boston College (1 team)
Brown (1 team)
Columbia (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
MIT house (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Northeastern (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Yale (1 team, 3 buzzers)

TOTAL: 8 teams, 6 buzzers, 0 moderators
by t-bar
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41981

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

EDIT: These deadlines have been superseded by Matt Weiner's post below . 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 au...
by t-bar
Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 49845

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

Hello everyone! Here is the full explanation for how qualification for the 2015 ACF Nationals will work. 1) Clubs who are hosting ACF Regionals: Each host may apply for one host bid, which will be evaluated by an ACF committee after the fall semester of tournaments has concluded. In their bid, teams...
by t-bar
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/18/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 7272

Re: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/18/2014)

Thanks to Harvard for hosting this tournament. We enjoyed playing. According to my text history, we finished round 12 at around 7:25 PM. Assuming a start time of around 9:30 and an hour for lunch, this works out to 45 minutes per round. This is far slower than ideal. A major cause of the delays was ...
by t-bar
Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)

Lexington A went undefeated to clear the field. AMSA A broke out of a three-way tie at 3-2 in the playoffs to take 2nd, followed by Phillips Exeter in 3rd and Kellenberg A in 4th. The above four teams have all qualified for NAQT HSNCT. All of them plus 5th-place Gotham have qualified for PACE NSC. P...
by t-bar
Sun Sep 14, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)

We have reached our 24-team field cap. Additional teams that register will be placed on a waitlist, to be added to the field if teams drop out.
by t-bar
Sat Sep 06, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4137

DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

MIT will host the northeast mirror of DEES, or the Demonstratively Excellent Educational Saturnalia, on Saturday, November 22. This will be a regular-difficulty packet-submission tournament. [UPDATE 11/10/14: This tournament is now packet-submission optional, as described in full detail in Victor's ...
by t-bar
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)

Update: The MIT Fall Academic Tournament has received gold certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. This means that the top 20% of teams will qualify for PACE's National Scholastic Championship. As before, the top 15% will qualify for NAQT's High School National Champi...
by t-bar
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)

Registered: Abby Kelley Foster (2 teams; 1 buzzer; 1 staffer) Acton-Boxborough (1 team; 1 buzzer) AMSA (2 teams; 2 buzzers; 1 staffer) Arlington (2 teams; 1 buzzer; 3 staffers) Bishop Guertin (1 team) Brookline (2 teams; 1 staffer) E. O. Smith (2 teams; 1 buzzer) Farmingdale (1 team; 1 buzzer) Fram...
by t-bar
Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)
Replies: 7
Views: 4376

MIT Fall Academic Tournament (September 20, 2014)

MIT will host the third annual MIT Fall Academic Tournament on Saturday, September 20, 2014. REGISTRATION This tournament is open to teams from all geographic areas and levels of experience. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please register as soon as possible. The maximu...
by t-bar
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 75709

Re: Preseason Poll

I can confirm that Neil is back at MIT for at least the next year. The rest of us are all still around as well.
by t-bar
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41981

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

ACF Nationals 2015 will be on April 18-19, 2015 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Final details are still under discussion.
by t-bar
Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 30253

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

The reason I don't want to use Google spreadsheets is idiots troll them by adding the names of players who were never intending on coming. I don't think it's so unreasonable on its face to ask people to form teams and send an e-mail, and use the the HSQB thread to post things like "I am looking for...
by t-bar
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 28206

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2013 is required to submit a packet . High school players are included in this definition and are subject to the same discounts and penalties as college teams. New quizbowl t...
by t-bar
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41981

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: seeking host bids

Is there a deadline for submitting a bid? We would prefer to have all bids in by August 10 so that we have time to pick one and get logistics sorted out by the beginning of September. However, if an especially strong bid comes in before then, we reserve the right to close bidding and go with that s...
by t-bar
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41981

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

The full announcement is here . It includes the distribution and an adjustment of the packet deadlines. --mlw [/i] The packet tracking post is here . [/i] Update 8/11/14: ACF Nationals 2015 will be on April 18-19, 2015 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Hello all! ACF is currently seeking ...
by t-bar
Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Eligibility Questions
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

ACF Eligibility Questions

As some of you may know, I will be serving as Communications Officer for ACF for the 2014-15 school year. Thanks to Susan for all her work in this position! If you have any questions about whether you or another player on your team is eligible to play ACF tournaments, please direct them to me at acf...
by t-bar
Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State
Replies: 46
Views: 57745

Re: 2014 NASAT: June 14-15 at Ohio State

I made a grid of game results so far, similar to the ones that Harry and Jon have made for some previous tournaments. It's posted here: http://www.mit.edu/~seltinge/nasat/Standings.html. In each cell, the first score listed is the score for the left-hand team, while the second score is the score for...
by t-bar
Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where the Chip Teams Are
Replies: 13
Views: 5917

Re: Where the Chip Teams Are

Are you sure that they competed this year? They did, as the following "Documento sin título" can attest: http://qunlimited.com/Varsity.Rank.htm. I think what happened is that, in tracking down the addresses for recent attendees, I merged the 2014 entry for "Harrison" with the 2013 entry for "Willia...