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by Duncan Idaho
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Pool 2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3002

Re: ICT Prediction Pool 2011

I think the meaning of community college teams here is teams that qualified for ICT via CCCT. Montgomery College competed in a standard SCT, so I would think not, though they are playing in the same field.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Mar 01, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: stop using "this polity" so much
Replies: 19
Views: 3031

Re: stop using "this polity" so much

One of the reasonable (in my mind, preferable) uses of the word "polity" is for questions on multi-state political entities like the Kalmar Union or the Delian League. Using the words "league" or "union" seems to narrow the possibilities significantly, especially if one is able to determine the regi...
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011
Replies: 22
Views: 7806

Re: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011

I also am curious about the bracket structure. I understand that a lot of teams in South Carolina don't play very regularly and therefore information about them is difficult or near-impossible to glean, but why were Southside A and Spartanburg A, historically two of the best teams in the region afte...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago
Replies: 28
Views: 8203

Re: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago

I attempted to register on NAQT's website but encountered technical errors. I've emailed Chad, but could you grant us an extension until March 1? Thank you.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Feb 22, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13866

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Is this set going to be posted soon?
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago
Replies: 28
Views: 8203

Re: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago

bt_green_warbler wrote:Just a reminder that tomorrow night is the deadline for invitations; if you haven't contacted us, please do so as soon as possible (even if that's just to say "we'd like an extension until March 1st").
Invitation emails seem to indicate that tonight is the deadline, not tomorrow night.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELED: ACF Regionals 3/5 @ NGCSU
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Re: ACF Regionals @ NGCSU

If I recall correctly, when NGSCU hosted a MUT last year, a number of people were disappointed by the lack of individual stats, which seems to have been an accident brought about by moderator confusion: scoresheets didn't appear to have a place for individual names. Assuming this was the case, that ...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13762

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

It should be noted that "Carrie" from Chicago C is actually named Connie Prater.
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1687

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

Can you give a field update? There is a possibility that George Mason might offer a free agent or two, depending on whether or not other free agents or teams of less than four people exist.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 12114

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

George Mason will come to this tournament with one team and one buzzer.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 17948

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

Ar$oni$t$ Get All the Girl$ wrote:... but if I go to Emory, it might be a bit hard to start up a club for them so I'm not sure.
Emory had a club as recently as April of last year, when Vamsi Tata attended NGSCU's mirror of MUT, so you may not have to start up a new team.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NASAT host call
Replies: 10
Views: 3617

Re: 2011 NASAT host call

rhonnasmith wrote:Not to sound impatient, but....
Where can the information about NASAT 2011 be found? Website?
In this thread.
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 70513

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

That was actually a complete oversight on my part. A mid-Atlantic mirror would be nice, but at the time I had forgotten that Brown had expressed interest in hosting a mirror.
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 70513

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Is there any news of a possible East Coast mirror?
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at American University
Replies: 6
Views: 2518

Re: New Team at American University

Welcome to the circuit. George Mason is definitely active in the DC area, although it is unlikely that we will host any college tournaments this semester. If you're limiting yourself to easier tournaments, I would recommend that you consider the slightly-longer-than-usual trip to Moravian College fo...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011
Replies: 33
Views: 13512

Re: ACF Regionals at W&M 2/27/2011

George Mason would like to register one team and one buzzer.
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Packet Parser
Replies: 7
Views: 2715

Re: Packet Parser

The link seems to be broken.
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11356

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Ar$oni$t$ Get All the Girl$ wrote:Actually (sorry for posting so much), something came up; and I have to push this back to December 26th at 4:00 again.
No problem. If people want, I could try and set one of these up at some regular, weekly time.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Dec 21, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 18973

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

So does anyone want to be on my team? Currently it's just me. I'm going to guess that since Mason doesn't get back from break until the week immediately after this tournament, we won't be entering as a team. If that proves true, and if you're willing to accept a pretty lousy teammate, I would be be...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 34122

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

As much as I love TSO, I have to go with Christmas Time in Hell
Christmas Wrapping
Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Snoopy's Christmas
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5578

Re: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

Ms. Hirsch made mention of Centennial's 560-110 defeat of Dorman A in the "On-Going Season Rankings" thread as evidence that Fred should rank Centennial higher than 90th. However, the lack of individual stats muddles the significance of that game. Was the Dorman A team at this tournament the "regula...
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!
Replies: 74
Views: 11356

Re: Online Scrimmages with Actual Readers!

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this idea was used last year by some NASAT team either for practice or for tryouts. In any case, it's a cool thing to do, and I'd love to do this again, so please keep me updated on when you have scrimmages like this, Kay.
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI 2011 @ University of Delaware - CANCELED
Replies: 19
Views: 3225

Re: DWI 2011 @ University of Delaware (March 5, 2011)

Also, if you want to mirror an already-written trash set, perhaps you could use TrashMasters? You can email Michael Kearney at friendlyneighborhood (at) gmail period com if that interests you.
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Dec 11, 2010 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DWI 2011 @ University of Delaware - CANCELED
Replies: 19
Views: 3225

Re: DWI 2011 @ University of Delaware (March 5, 2011)

Personally I would rather see this as an academic tournament, maybe with a trash tournament the next day. Its still half-academic and half-trash, but its spread out so people who only wish to endure one and not the other are not forced to be around for the other. I agree with this, and if this were...
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks on bonuses
Replies: 54
Views: 14100

Re: Bouncebacks on bonuses

... [Bouncebacks] eliminate a lot of the gamesmanship quizbowl sometimes needs (like that killer instinct to buzz on a tossup when you know it), and it does devalue the worth of tossups. Bouncebacks can introduce gamesmanship of their own. In one high school tournament I played with two-part bonuse...
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 12, 2011)
Replies: 61
Views: 14076

Re: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 19, 2011)

Packets and Deadlines: If anyone on a given team played a collegiate tournament before September 1, 2008, then that entire team is required to submit a packet. High schoolers are exempt from this rule, but can still submit packets for the discounts. All rules regarding packet submission are pretty ...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ears That Do Not See - Music is all magic
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Ears That Do Not See - Music is all magic

I'm returning to this after... two months? Seriously? Man, I'm awful at writing things. Well, I hope to finish this over the break, or at least shortly after; what events should I aim to have this run at? TIT appears to be pretty widely mirrored. Is that too close to the time when you expect to hav...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 13866

Re: THUNDER Discussion

On the topic of the contract/boiler plate/Pound bonus- If I'm reading my notes correctly, that bonus (bonus 8 of round 2) and another bonus (bonus 3 of round 9) each had "contract" as an answer. (The second bonus was contract/Holmes, Jr./statutes of fraud.) Is there any particular reason why this wa...
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Kickoff Tournament at Boise State (10/30/10)
Replies: 24
Views: 4796

Re: Fall Kickoff Tournament at Boise State (10/30/10)

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Found it. Posted.
Both the 2009 and 2010 Fall Kickoff Tournaments are labeled "2009 Fall Kickoff Tournament."
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)
Replies: 62
Views: 11853

Re: Harvard Fall Mirror at Auburn (12/11/10)

Secretary of Bobcats wrote:
Your Cup of Robust Tea wrote:The 6 teams will be decided by the 4 pool winners + 2 remaining teams with highest PPB.
Do you mean straight up highest ppb or record then highest ppb?
I'm pretty sure he meant just PPB, since it's likely that those teams will come from different brackets and have faced different opponents.
by Duncan Idaho
Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)
Replies: 69
Views: 10365

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

Chris White has joined the Fluvanna County Militia team. We're still looking for a fourth player, if anyone is still looking for a team.
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15425

Re: Discussion

This is a minor error, but bonus 9 in packet 14 should list Edward Ferrars as the brother of Fanny, not her sister.
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QBWiki Project for November (and maybe Dec.)
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: QBWiki Project for November (and maybe Dec.)

QBWiki needs improvement. Rather than laugh at it like I usually do, I figured I'd try and use my powers for good in an experiment meant to help improve the quality of articles on the site. I thought we should start with Andrew Yaphe's page , since it's pretty short, especially when you consider th...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 5911

Re: General discussion

nadph wrote:Additionally, I'd appreciate it if someone could email me the set,
ben dot cole dot 19 at gmail dot com
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9428

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:Does anyone know when its kosher to talk about this on the forum?
In the main thread, Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:Everyone should join the HFT 2010 usergroup (click on "User Control Panel" and select the "Usergroups" tab) to discuss the set.
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22198

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

I'd like a copy. (myfirstname).(mylastname).19 at gmail.com
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Throwing a Game
Replies: 27
Views: 3697

Re: Throwing a Game

To me, the scenario of a team attempting to throw a game seems to be most real at HSNCT. For a pretty good team which could make the top fifteen or twenty five teams in the country, but not the top eight, there's a very real incentive in a card system to lose an early game, like the third or fourth...
by Duncan Idaho
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Throwing a Game
Replies: 27
Views: 3697

Re: Throwing a Game

To me, the scenario of a team attempting to throw a game seems to be most real at HSNCT. For a pretty good team which could make the top fifteen or twenty five teams in the country, but not the top eight, there's a very real incentive in a card system to lose an early game, like the third or fourth ...
by Duncan Idaho
Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)
Replies: 69
Views: 10365

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

minusfive wrote:Wicked! Got your e-mail
Just a quick question...can we get a tentative schedule for Saturday...the Canadians are planning an invasion, and have to pick the right time crossing the border.
At the risk of sounding dumb, (or misunderstanding your question) the tournament is on Sunday, not Saturday.
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bouncebacks on bonuses
Replies: 54
Views: 14100

Re: Bouncebacks on bonuses

What do you guys think about the new bounceback policy for NAQT? Please provide more details of what's "new" here. According to R., we have not changed our bounceback policy at all recently. For the record: our policy is "we don't use bouncebacks at HSNCT, but local tournament hosts are free to do ...
by Duncan Idaho
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk about pseudonyms again
Replies: 95
Views: 20428

Re: Let's talk about pseudonyms again

For the purpose of seeding, I'm not so sure how individual stats help. Typically, teams register by saying "We're bringing 2 teams, 2 buzzers, and 1 moderator," and the tournament director seeds as if they're bring their normal teams. This is because team composition (at least for a couple schools ...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Playtesting
Replies: 12
Views: 1659

Re: THUNDER Playtesting

Since I am attending UPenn which is hosting one of the mirrors, I assume I won't be able to play in the actual tournament, so I would be interested in playtesting anything, especially science. You might not want to do that, as you may have the opportunity to be on a house team. (That, of course, is...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 14880

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

As I recall, I competed in Fall and Winter (and also MUT) for the past two years with EPHS, so I thought I would have to. Maybe that's not the case, though? I played Regionals '09, and was told that my team would not have to write a packet as a result. I believe the implicit reason was because I wa...
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/31/10
Replies: 44
Views: 8838

Re: DATE CHANGE: TERP (Maryland Fall Trash) 10/31/10

Just as a note, "Henry" on our team was Neeraj playing under the pseudonym "Henry Groman." (no typo.)
by Duncan Idaho
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion
Replies: 117
Views: 15425

Re: Discussion

Lastly, how many people negged Seven Against Thebes with Antigone? I did due to similar plot lines between the two works, so if I could get the leadins and early clues used in that tossup it would be great. That question was negged in every room I've asked (3). I suspect that it was negged in sever...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anthropology Questions
Replies: 47
Views: 8506

Re: Anthropology Questions

Being completely unfamiliar with the college game and anthropology, are there prominent quizbowlers who are very knowledgeable (as in, they have a degree in) anthropology? As a mathematician, I often take issue with math questions for just not being that interesting or not being too relevant or wha...
by Duncan Idaho
Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II - 12/4/10 - UCSD/UPenn/??
Replies: 37
Views: 15101

Re: THUNDER II - 12/4/10 - UCSD/UPenn/??

Can the field and/or any other information unique to Penn's mirror be posted, either in this thread or in a separate announcement thread? (I guess UCSD, too, but that's inconsequential to me.)
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19681

Re: New Team at LSU

I would like a copy of the sample questions, either from Scott or anyone willing to forward it to me. My email address is ben.cole.19 <at> gmail dot com .
by Duncan Idaho
Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010
Replies: 74
Views: 17897

Re: EFT Mirror at Georgia Tech 10/23/2010

So... how did this go? Are there playoff stats?