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by vcuEvan
Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Reminder: The +$25 deadline for packets is this Sunday.
by vcuEvan
Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)
Replies: 69
Views: 9944

Re: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)

Morraine Man wrote:southern-style shootout.
That sounds like something you'd order at Denny's.
by vcuEvan
Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF policy question about HS teams
Replies: 26
Views: 2934

Re: ACF policy question about HS teams

To echo what Charlie, Aaron, et al have said: The only good solution here is to reach out and try and find another site in addition to (and north of) UVA, so that everyone who wants to can play. It boggles the mind that ACF Fall, of all tournaments, has no sites between Waltham and Charlottesville-...
by vcuEvan
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

The New England mirror is now at Brandeis University.
by vcuEvan
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Ondes Martenot wrote:Any news on the New England site?
I still haven't received a bid.
by vcuEvan
Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 57959

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: University of Chicago Tournament

If the question writing ability is at all commensurate with the pomposity, this tournament is going to be really good.
by vcuEvan
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

I've updated my original post with the locations of sites. We're still looking for a Florida and a New England site. Also, the -$50 deadline has expired for teams that need to write packets.
by vcuEvan
Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

The -$50 deadline for ACF Fall packets expires in about 48 hours. I'll keep a running tally of the packets I've received at the bottom of my first post in this thread.
by vcuEvan
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Any news on regional hosts for ACF Fall? I imagine such announcements would come after the September 18th deadline for bids. That is the case. We're still taking bids from everywhere, but I will say I'm especially interested in bids from schools in New England, Florida, the Great Lakes, "Niagara" r...
by vcuEvan
Mon Aug 23, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)

Can we get some sort of update on when this is starting and what building/room it's in?
by vcuEvan
Mon Aug 09, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Discussion
Replies: 87
Views: 13586

VCU Open Discussion

DO NOT USE SPECIFICS IN DISCUSSING SUNDAY'S TOURNAMENT Congrats to the winners of the tournaments and thanks to everyone who came. There are a bunch of people who need to be commended for their work on this tournament. Thanks Michigan and some of my VCU teammates for writing a large chunk of the que...
by vcuEvan
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Any news on regional hosts for ACF Fall? I imagine such announcements would come after the September 18th deadline for bids. That is the case. We're still taking bids from everywhere, but I will say I'm especially interested in bids from schools in New England, Florida, the Great Lakes, "Niagara" r...
by vcuEvan
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: Sun n Fun XI Mirror (August 14th) at Maryland

When I posted my entire team could go on the 14th but would be down two players on the 21st. Now we're losing Matt Bollinger if it's held on the 14th, so we'd probably rather it be on the 28th.
by vcuEvan
Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread
Replies: 57
Views: 7743

Re: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread

Could someone fill me in on the pricing arrangement for the Richmond site? Sorry if it has already been posted elsewhere. Thanks! Entry fees for all three sites will be as follows (per tournament): Base fee: $100/team. Shorthanded teams (1 or 2 players) may play for $25/person. Buzzer discount: $5/...
by vcuEvan
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Sun n Fun at Maryland (Now 08/28/10)
Replies: 48
Views: 6735

Re: Sun n Fun XI Mirror (August 14th) at Maryland

There will be a team of me, Will Butler, Matt Bollinger, and Sarah Angelo as long as the date isn't moved back.
by vcuEvan
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread
Replies: 57
Views: 7743

Re: VCU Open Richmond site info/team list thread

The tournament will be starting at 12pm on Saturday. On Sunday, Mike Cheyne's crazy history questions will be played during the second half of lunch for those people who hurry back in time. After the tournament concludes on Sunday, 9 rounds of Ike Jose's lit tournament will be played.
by vcuEvan
Tue Jul 27, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98289

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

We're not going to have time to play these at the VCU site of VCU open.
by vcuEvan
Mon Jul 26, 2010 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Goodman CO Trash discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 4989

Re: Goodman CO Trash discussion

I had a lot of fun at this and it was my favorite of all the trash tournaments I've played. You could tell a lot of care went into selecting diverse and interesting answers. I'd also like to thank my teammates Surya and Andy for cheerfully playing this despite experiencing a hellish series of travel...
by vcuEvan
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98289

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

Your Cup of Robust Tea wrote:
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:No one actually seemed to be interested in the Friday stuff so I guess it's not happening.
Yo Evan Adams emailed me and people wanna do this maybe. Email Lloyd.
We may be playing these in our hotel room at the Hyatt Place in Lombard. If you happen to be around you're welcome to join us.
by vcuEvan
Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37757

Re: CO Lit 2010

I think the best way to proceed would be to either combine teams into groups of 3 or 4, or to devise a format that has 3 or 4 teams playing each other at once.
by vcuEvan
Fri Jul 16, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9526

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

This strikes me as backwards. We're ranking the teams in the poll based off of previous results, i.e. HSNCT and NSC. Their performance at these tournaments is not at all determined by how they were ranked, which is what you seem to be suggesting. That's not what I'm saying. I'm saying that it's pos...
by vcuEvan
Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!
Replies: 48
Views: 9526

Re: Post-Nationals Poll - Congrats State College!

It just seems to me that the pollsters as a whole did have a bias in favor of the results at the NSC. Whether or not that bias has merit or is reasonable is a different question for another thread, perhaps. But, what do others think---have I perceived something here that seems fairly accurate, or a...
by vcuEvan
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)
Replies: 22
Views: 11551

Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

I want to give people attending the Richmond site a heads up: due to campus-wide room restrictions it looks like the VCU mirror of the Saturday tournament may start at 12pm. I'll confirm this when I can, but the VCU team has a good record of running tournaments in an efficient and timely manner and ...
by vcuEvan
Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Here's the deal:
Replies: 6
Views: 1348

Re: Here's the deal:

Arsonists Get All the Girls wrote:
The Granny wrote:I'm hoping this lasts like, a month. Then some other dude is chief admin. Tada.
Dibs.
This was actually a good Kay Li post. Wow.
by vcuEvan
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19277

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

David Seal's second half heroics put the game away.
by vcuEvan
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19277

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

175-175 after 13
by vcuEvan
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10
Replies: 107
Views: 19277

Re: CULT Nationals - VCU - 6/26/10-6/27/10

Upset brewing... Dan Goff team 180, MinnChi team 80 at the half
by vcuEvan
Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set
Replies: 41
Views: 6006

Re: PRELIMARY ANNOUNCEMENT: All-TV Set

Cheynem wrote:100 all-new, blind-to-all questions guaranteed to further disgust Evan Adams will be appended to the original 200 question set for its CULT iteration.
Nonsense! I can't possibly be disgusted any further.
by vcuEvan
Fri Jun 18, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

I played CaTO/TaCO before September 1, 2009, but I am still in high school. Which of these takes precedence in determining whether St. Anselm's would need to submit a packet? High school teams are exempt from writing packets. You're welcome to submit one for a discount though, according to the "tea...
by vcuEvan
Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: let's talk about conversion stats
Replies: 18
Views: 5571

Re: let's talk about conversion stats

Where is the conversion data collected from? As in, which tournaments are included?
by vcuEvan
Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 20700

ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

This is the global announcement for ACF Fall 2010, which will take place on the weekend of November 6, 2010. Editors Editor-in-Chief: Evan Adams (VCU) Assistant Editors: Dallas Simons (Harvard), Carsten Gehring (Carleton), Will Butler (UVA), Guy Tabachnick (Brown), and John Lawrence (Yale). Hosting ...
by vcuEvan
Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10285

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

We are now in town for the NAC tournament. Our first two JV games are at 6:00 and 6:45 tonight, with the second against John Cooper. On Saturday, we play at 11:20, 12:40, and 3:10, but then we don't play again until 7pm :roll:. We are getting ready, but we haven't gone to the college yet. In the in...
by vcuEvan
Fri Jun 04, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37325

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

While the point about the system being effective on a macro level is valid, I don't think that or any perceived insults to Adair should preclude discussion of ways to make the system better. Also, while I agree that head to head results should be the primary consideration in a team's placement in a ...
by vcuEvan
Sun May 30, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37325

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Maggie Walker wins!
:party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
by vcuEvan
Sat May 01, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS: 2010 Late Season Poll
Replies: 23
Views: 6518

Re: RESULTS: 2010 Late Season Poll

#3 Brown A (7th)--took a big hit on NAQT style I'm looking at their margins of defeat and is it just me or does Brown win D1 ICT outright (13-0) if they combine their D1 and D2 teams? I think their hit was having a split line-up. Playing six people at once would be a bit of an unfair advantage.
by vcuEvan
Mon Apr 26, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial
Replies: 275
Views: 98289

Re: CO Side Event: The Jean-Baptiste Lully Memorial

I agreed to play this with someone on IRC, I think it was Andrew Hart.
by vcuEvan
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Pool 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: ICT Prediction Pool 2010

Results: 1. David Garb [12] 1. Matt Bollinger [12] 3. Chris Greenwood [11] 3. Cody Voight [11] 5. Chris Chiego [10] 5. Jon Pinyan [10] 5. Dan Donohue [10] 8. Eric Douglass [8] 8. Charlie Dees [8] 8. Gautam Kandlikar [8] 11. Nalin Lalwani [7] David Garb will receive two of the exemplary novels and Ma...
by vcuEvan
Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Pool 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

Re: ICT Prediction Pool 2010

This pool is all closed. Good luck to everyone who entered and to everyone playing ICT.
by vcuEvan
Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Pool 2010
Replies: 10
Views: 1986

ICT Prediction Pool 2010

Predict the following things: [1 point each] The top eight teams in the DI tournament. One point bonus for all correct. [3 points] The winner of the DI tournament [2 points] The runner up of the DI tournament [2 point] The winner of the DII tournament [1 point] The runner up of the DII tournament [1...
by vcuEvan
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Lit 2010
Replies: 124
Views: 37757

Re: CO Lit 2010

Count me in for playing this.
by vcuEvan
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 37325

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:In regards to the closing of the field, there's still room for automatic qualifiers from state championships, right?
bt_green_warbler wrote:The 192-team tournament field is now full (counting spots reserved for state champions).
by vcuEvan
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 54845

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

I just think that using paper tiebreakers to decide the state championship would be a bit disappointing, to say the least. Also, the legitimacy of head-to-head is dubious at best (see this thread for data). We'll be playing at most 9 rounds, so why can't we spare 1 or 2 more to break ties the right...
by vcuEvan
Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 5543

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

Sarah, please put in round numbers and packet names so round report can mean anything. TUH would be nice too.
by vcuEvan
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open matchmaking thread
Replies: 57
Views: 13491

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Auroni, Matt Bollinger, Will Butler and I are teaming up for this.
by vcuEvan
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)
Replies: 28
Views: 5543

Re: MUT mirror at Maggie Walker (Sunday, March 14, 2010)

We'll definitely be there with one team, I guess there's a small possibility of having two.
by vcuEvan
Wed Feb 24, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Regionals discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4321

Re: Regionals discussion

I can say more when I have the questions, but my initial impression is that this tournament was very good. It seemed like there was a conscious effort to limit hard parts and lead-ins to things that are actually important. The literature in particular seemed less objectionable than usual. As far as ...
by vcuEvan
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 13360

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Ondes Martenot wrote:A lot of these scores add up to over 400 though
There are 30 tossups worth 10 each. There are 10 directed bonuses for each team.
by vcuEvan
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VHSL Results & Opinions
Replies: 89
Views: 13360

Re: VHSL Results & Opinions

Lucy Lane wrote:Because of the low numbers of points for Gov (albeit it still isn't that low). Were the same 4 A team members playing at VHSL?
Barring the other team missing bonuses, there are only 400 points available in the VHSL format, so these scores are pretty good.
by vcuEvan
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PENN BOWL: So, discussion?
Replies: 48
Views: 5125

Re: So, discussion?

Regarding the lit conversation, people should read Andrew Hart's post on author tossups and the stuff Ted's saying here about bonuses and apply it to a majority of their questions. This is how you write good lit questions. (I was kind of disappointed with Winter's author tossups considering that pos...