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Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina '14-15
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

Re: South Carolina '14-15

Greetings, I wanted to link anyone looking at this thread to information on USC's HSAPQ State Championship Tournament, which will be held on February 28th. http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16103#p296361 Feel free to e-mail me if you want to register or have any other questions. It wi...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Feb 01, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SC HSAPQ Championship, 02.28.15, Univ of SC, Columbia SC
Replies: 11
Views: 5030

Re: SC HSAPQ Championship, 02.28.15, Univ of SC, Columbia SC

Greetings, All high school quizbowl teams in South Carolina are invited to the 2015 South Carolina High School Academic Pyramid Questions State Championship Tournament, which is a high school academic quizbowl tournament, to be hosted at USC on Saturday, February 28, from 8:30am to about 3:00pm. We ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31190

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I'm going to write something for this.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Re: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)

I'll take a look and reupload as appropriate.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Oct 28, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Re: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)

Here are the stats. Thanks to all of the teams for coming and for the writers of Penn Bowl 2014 for making the tournament possible. Special thanks to our staffers Keith Pinto, Bryn Douglass, J.R. Fennell, Marjorie Palmer, Patrick Cleary, David Galban, Hannah Costanzo, and Myndert Papenhuyzen. I hope...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Re: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)

Congratulations to Georgia Tech for winning the South Carolina mirror of Penn Bowl. Finishing in second place was the University of North Carolina's A team. Stats and salutations will be posted later today.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Oct 12, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Re: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)

Here's a field update. Hopefully we can get a few more teams to sign up between now and then.

Registered:

UNC (3 teams)
UGA (3 teams)
Georgia Tech
Duke
Rappacini's Daughters (alias)

Interested:

Wofford
USC: possible house teams
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)
Replies: 6
Views: 3104

Penn Bowl at South Carolina (10/25/14)

I am pleased to announce Penn Bowl 2014 mirror at the University of South Carolina. It will be held on October 25th. I will be the tournament director. Information on the questions can be found here . Location and Time: The tournament will take place in the Gambrell Hall. We will meet in the lobby. ...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal
Replies: 47
Views: 17252

Re: The Mike Cheyne Memorial Battle Royal

I definitely want to write and play for this.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Jul 05, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 15333

Re: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014

I plan on writing for this. If anyone wants to collaborate, feel free to contact me.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 44950

Re: All-time all-state teams

I think from Kentucky I'd pick Kelly Mackenzie (if he did actually go to high school in Kentucky), Matt Reece, Richard Mason, and Austin Brownlow. If Kelly is an out-of-stater like Kendall than maybe there's an older player I don't know about that could start, but if not there are decent current pl...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon May 05, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 107948

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

One more difference that has nothing to do with things being pre-internet but I haven't seen it mentioned. The Saturday-only tournament was by no means a standard. The norm (at least around here) was for teams to get in a car on Friday morning and do some kind of check-in at the playing site around...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12148

Re: Praise Song

Dan Goff. He took a languishing Virginia Tech team, and provided the vision necessary for Mongilio and I to really turn the club around. He's definitely provided a huge benefit to southwest Virginia quizbowl. Dan, Bryn and I are seriously touched by your comments. Thank you so very much! And I cert...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 107948

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

I have to imagine that the growth of the internet and the creation of public packet archives had a lot to do with the level of play in college quizbowl becoming much higher. Aren't high school teams also way better now in general - like didn't it only become standard for good high school teams to p...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)
Replies: 21
Views: 7961

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Southeast, Georgia Tech (Sunday 11/03/13!)

Similarly, although USC's Myndert Papenhuysen (best name in quizbowl?) is wont to neg, 21 negs against Auburn A seems a bit harsh.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)

Congratulations to USC C (Abrahim and Caroline) for winning the USC mirror of the Collegiate Novice Tournament with an 8-1 record. Clemson and USC B tied for 2nd. Special thanks to staffers Vivek Malhotra, David Galban, and Chris King, and to Bryn Reinecke Douglass for doing the stats. I hope everyo...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)

There has been a change to our tournament location. It will now be held in Gambrell Hall. The above announcement has been changed to reflect this. Gambrell Hall is located across a pedestrian walking area from the original location in the Close-Hipp business school building, so parking and stuff sho...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Re: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)

Just wanted to remind everyone of this tournament, which is coming up next week. So far we've gotten interest from Clemson, North Greenville, and the College of Charleston, and it looks like USC will have at least one house team. If anyone is interested in signing up, just contact me at [email protected]...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)
Replies: 3
Views: 1274

Collegiate Novice at U. of South Carolina (10/12/13)

The Academic Team at USC will be hosting a mirror of the Collegiate Novice Tournament on October 12, 2013 on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. This tournament is exclusively for players new to quiz bowl or new to collegiate quizbowl. Please note the procedure/fee structure/...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team with Pee Dee Regional Academic Challange
Replies: 7
Views: 5313

Re: New Team with Pee Dee Regional Academic Challange

Jessica,

We'll almost certainly be hosting a Spring tournament at USC. I'll make sure to contact Dillon to make sure you guys get the date. Feel free to contact me at ericd25 at hotmail dot com if you have any questions
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 25140

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
PACKET 9:
-Concert in the Tuileries should also be acceptable.
Seems like this would be a textbook example of the reasonable translation rule. Was Concert at the Tuileries somehow not accepted?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet 8472: An Experiment in Modern Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2799

Re: Packet 8472: An Experiment in Modern Questions

Just when I thought I was out, Mike Cheyne pulls me back in.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu May 02, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013 video
Replies: 5
Views: 2400

Re: ACF Nationals 2013 video

Thanks for posting these. This is really great.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 37491

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

Sorry if I missed this somewhere along the way, but what is check-in time and when is the tournament supposed to start? I see 8 AM mentioned at the top of the thread but I'm unclear as to whether that's the beginning of check-in time or the time the tournament is supposed to start. Thanks for any in...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 12537

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Everybody's got a price, but Seal's is probably higher than $2500. Anyway, I wanted to make clear that I would be quite pleased if we finish as high as 31.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 12537

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

31. South Carolina. I do not expect a ride back to the airport from Eric Douglass after predicting this... 31?!!! THIRTY ONE!?!?! Jake, if we finish 31, I'll PAY for your flight back to Tuscaloosa. 34. South Carolina: Eric Douglass grabs a mic before the tournament and introduces his newest South C...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fighting Trash Capture
Replies: 18
Views: 5120

Re: Fighting Trash Capture

Yeah, it seems like it would be awfully hard to break out of trash capture once a team goes into it. I guess if I were at a school under trash capture, I would show up to every practice (and maybe schedule extra, purely academic practices), try to get (fun, good) academic packets read as much as pos...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 6040

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

A good lesson to take away from this: never, ever, under any circumstances, send out an unplayed set to anyone for "practice reading". If I recall correctly a similar angle was used by Amit to fraudulently gain access to the NSC set in 2010. Keep in mind that any of the many hundreds of publicly-av...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3999

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

See, I don't think those CBI teams were real teams that would have met and practiced and competed for more than 1 tournament a year. They had an intramural tournament that picked who represented the school and that was it. True, but they obviously were interested, and it's possible that they just d...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 6522

Re: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?

I like the idea of incentives to host (beyond straight up money). Like, a Nats discount (or packet-writing waiver). Or a discount for ACF Fall for teams who agree to bid on regionals (with a penalty for teams who fail to live up to their end of the bargain). All pretty half-baked ideas with potentia...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

Re: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina

Congratulations to Georgia Tech for winning ACF Regionals 2013 at the University of South Carolina. They finished with a 10-0 record. Alabama finished 2nd overall. USC A won the undergraduate championship and Virginia Tech A won the DII championship. The leading scorer was Adam from Georgia Tech wit...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Feb 23, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

Re: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina

Hey, everyone is ready to play for the USC ACF regionals, but no packets have arrived. Please e-mail them to [email protected] as soon as possible, or let me know what the status is. Thanks!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Closed: Emory mirror
Replies: 6
Views: 2005

Re: VCU Closed: Emory mirror

Here are the stats. Thanks to Emory for hosting.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

Re: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina

South Carolina will likely have some house teams. Alabama and College of Charleston have expressed interest.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 28
Views: 22029

Re: ACF Regionals 2013 Global Announcement

Greetings, is there any way the ACF Regionals registration form could be update to include the University of South Carolina site? This would help reduce confusion. Thanks!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Jan 09, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina
Replies: 7
Views: 3163

ACF Regionals @ University of South Carolina

The Academic Team at the University of South Carolina will host ACF Regionals on Saturday February 23rd. Location and time: The tournament will take place in the Gambrell Hall. We will meet in the lobby. Registration will begin at 8 and play will begin no later than 9:15. There are a few meter parki...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4229

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012

Susan wrote:How much of the original set has been written?
Yes. And I'm not sure how many Bayou packets are left. I played the first 6 rounds at Maryland. If more have been written since, could we possibly combine the new Bayou packets with whatever Greg has written?
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4229

Re: TrashMasters at UTC 12/8/2012: Question change & field updat

IMPORTANT for those attending TrashMasters this coming Saturday: We have had an unexpected change in source material. The original editor has resigned, so we are switching to Plan B and mirroring the Bayou-a-Drank set. We apologize for any conflicts this might cause. This really, really sucks. I pl...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4229

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012

Myself and some friends will play in this.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Is there a team at Emory?
Replies: 7
Views: 8563

Re: Is there a team at Emory?

Little late in coming, but we've managed to put together a club at Emory! We were just approved for a temporary club charter. Now we've just got to work on fundraising and finding buzzers and the such. This is really good news. If you all are interested in hosting a tournament at some point, I'd be...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Question Writing
Replies: 6
Views: 8178

Question Writing

One thing that I have long had a hard time doing is having a good question writing system for the team I work with. I was wondering how other programs do this. Do any teams have specific quotas or other types of writing regimens? Do other teams have policies in terms of when to get people to start w...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Nov 06, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 10987

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Discussion

I actually learned about everything in that bonus in a sixth grade class (while I was living in South Carolina). Me too! Anyway, that bonus played fine in my room. I always thought the Hopewell culture was just something people learned. Maybe it's one of (many) things they taught in my day that don...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Hosting Guide?
Replies: 5
Views: 4359

Re: Hosting Guide?

Hey, here is a tournament checklist Bryn Reinecke wrote that has saved my life on several occasions. It's no substitute for a comprehensive tournament directing guide, but if it's the night before the tournament and you are trying to quickly cover your bases, you could do worse than this. Some of th...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Hosting Guide?
Replies: 5
Views: 4359

Re: Hosting Guide?

There's a dire need for this type of thing. I use a checklist when I host events. I'll post it in this thread when I get a chance.
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 20178

Re: ACF Fall 2012 Global Announcement

With the new central payment system, I was wondering if there is anything for a distance discount. I didn't notice it filling out the invoice form thing, and haven't seen anything otherwise about that. Thanks!
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Sep 29, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: College Practices
Replies: 12
Views: 3031

Re: College Practices

South Carolina has tended to practice for 2 hours a night, 3 nights a week over the years. Our practices usually consist of just packets, with the occasional very special practice that focuses on quizbowliana (like question writing and whatnot). Our attendance has varied greatly over the course of a...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)

Congrats to USC Black for winning the Collegiate Novice Tournament at USC. College of Charleston was tied for 1st with an 8-2 record, and they handed USC Black their only 2 losses. The tie was broken by virtue of USC Black's higher PPG. Wofford finished 3rd. Congrats also to David from USC Not Orang...
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Re: Collegiate Novice Tournament at U. of South Carolina (9/29)

With a little less than a week to go until this mirror, we have 6 total teams. If anyone else wants to sign up, please let me know.

Registered:
South Carolina House Teams (3)
North Greenville University
Wofford College
College of Charleston