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by Tanay
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 ICT DI specific question discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 19580

Re: DI specific question discussion

Can you please post the tossups on George Akerlof, Chile (literature), and Anatole France? Thanks in advance!
by Tanay
Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at Berkeley (May 4th)
Replies: 4
Views: 1616

Re: MUT at Berkeley (May 4th)

Mike Bentley wrote:Are you guys not playing our online Terrapin mirror then? (This is perfectly fine--you should be playing real tournaments over online tournaments, I just want to confirm).
That's correct. I was about to post this in the relevant online mirror thread.
by Tanay
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BENJI at UC Berkeley (California Cup #4 3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Re: BENJI at UC Berkeley (California Cup #4 3/16)

Tanay and Ankit will be here soon to post the cumulative standings for all four of this year's California Cup tournaments. Escobar's top team received the inaugural California Cup, placing first in three of the four tournaments! Escobar's second team were runners-up. In JV, newcomers Amador Valley ...
by Tanay
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10959

Re: Tournament Discussion

Although I don't remember it too well due to Maryland A quickly 30-ing it, could I see the bonus on Okri? Answer some questions about The Famished Road , for 10 points each: [10] The Famished Road was a breakthrough novel for this Nigerian author. Jeffia Okwe witnesses the downfall of his corrupt f...
by Tanay
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10959

Re: Tournament Discussion

There seemed to a general lack of economics questions in this tournament as well. Amartya Sen, national debt, trusts, demand, Paul Samuelson, Malthus, GDP, and firms are all things I can find on the answer document. Of the 36 social science questions, 8 of them are economics, meaning it made up abo...
by Tanay
Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3401

Re: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

This tournament has been moved to Barrows Hall. We will convene in 115 Barrows.
by Tanay
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3401

Re: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

Mike Bentley wrote:Any field/format update? I hear Stanford isn't actually coming?
Yeah, Stanford unfortunately did not submit a packet in time. Any players from Stanford that wouldn't have to write a packet should contact me if they'd like to attend.
by Tanay
Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10959

Re: Tournament Discussion

Also, can the tossup on Kievan Rus be posted? 1. The Tale of the Bygone Years recounts a siege of this state’s capital by the Pechenegs. To forestall blood feuds, murderers here were made to pay 80 vira to the families of their victims. One of its rulers gave his daughter in marriage to Casimir the...
by Tanay
Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10959

Re: Tournament Discussion

Editors Packet 2 had Hart Crane's The Bridge and James Ensor as hard parts of two bonuses, but also had Carl Schurz and Liber Abaci (the math textbook by Fibonacci) as hard parts of two others bonuses. I didn't play WIT, but I don't think this is a problem at all. As long as the clues are appropria...
by Tanay
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Various Thoughts on New England QB
Replies: 22
Views: 6376

Re: Various Thoughts on New England QB

Is it possible to use financial incentives to encourage first time schools or states? Often in registration fees, there are discounts for bringing buzzers and readers. What if a tournament offered a discount to any team from Maine or Rhode Island and/or any school for whom this was their first Quiz...
by Tanay
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10959

Re: Tournament Discussion

The battles of Winchester and Lincoln occurred during this period, which saw one party land at Arundel with a company of knights. For 10 points each:
 [10] Name this period of strife following the death of William Adelin. It ended with the Treaty of Wallingford, which stipulated the accession of St...
by Tanay
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tournament Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 10959

Tournament Discussion

Thanks to everyone who played this tournament. I'd appreciate discussion of any sort, but especially some input on the categories for which I chose to write. After seeing some of the discussion about the way current events questions were written, I decided to work with the idea of a "Modern World" s...
by Tanay
Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (WIT) Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (WIT) Discussion

Tees-Exe Line wrote:I'd request any discussion of WIT whatsoever to be in private.
Yeah, that's reasonable. Can this be made private?
by Tanay
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (WIT) Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 1863

Western Invitational Tournament (WIT) Discussion

General WIT discussion (without referencing specific questions) can occur below, and, of course, you are welcome to contact any of the editors with specific remarks. Can we get a subforum for question-specific discussion?
by Tanay
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013
Replies: 25
Views: 5283

Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Ringil wrote:Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets
The final set will have 18 packets, which I expect will be sufficient.
by Tanay
Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BAAL Death Cheats Keats Tournament (2/23/2013)
Replies: 1
Views: 616

BAAL Death Cheats Keats Tournament (2/23/2013)

Today, Gaius Stern from the Bay Area Academic League (BAAL) ran a tournament at Castro Valley High School. According to Gaius, the tournament was "20/20 bounceback with questions used at the Remember the Alamo tournament 8 years ago". UC Berkeley's quiz bowl club was not affiliated with the operatio...
by Tanay
Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9908

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

I'm tentatively expressing interest on behalf of at least one Berkeley team.
by Tanay
Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley) [GSAC]
Replies: 9
Views: 4086

Re: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley)

Statistics will be up later this week. Yeah? Right. Ankit is in charge of stats entry this time, and he knows that teams would like to see their stats soon. However, there are issues with some of the scoresheets (first-time moderators not marking individual scores, total points on bonus that end in...
by Tanay
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley) [GSAC]
Replies: 9
Views: 4086

Re: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley)

Congratulations to Escobar B, which defeated Escobar C to win the Varsity division of the Golden Bear Invitational! Additional congratulations are in order for Saratoga B, which won the Junior Varsity division, with Amador Valley B placing second! Statistics will be up later this week.
by Tanay
Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley) [GSAC]
Replies: 9
Views: 4086

Re: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley)

We've edited the field cap so that it's now 40 teams.
by Tanay
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll
Replies: 34
Views: 31244

Re: Congrats Ladue!!!! - Mid-Season HSQB Top 25 Poll

What I find even more surprising than the fact that Ian's computers didn't rank Cistercian is the fact that Ian's computers DID rank Bellarmine, considering Sameer has still not played anything this year. How did that happen? While both Cistercian and Bellarmine were shorthanded at times, my guess ...
by Tanay
Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley) [GSAC]
Replies: 9
Views: 4086

Golden Bear Invitational (2/10/2013 at UC Berkeley) [GSAC]

The Quiz Bowl team at UC Berkeley will be hosting the Golden Bear Invitational on February 10, 2013. The tournament will use Maggie Walker's GSAC set, and will be the third tournament in the California Cup series. Previous iterations of this set can be found on the question database. Registration wi...
by Tanay
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NEGBAIT (1/19/2013 at UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA)
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

Re: NEGBAIT (1/19/2013 at UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA)

I've updated the field for tomorrow's event in the initial announcement post. Play will begin at 10:00, after registration at 9:30.
by Tanay
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Pre-tournament Routines
Replies: 39
Views: 18982

Re: Pre-tournament Routines

Some of my teammates like to brush up on current events the night before, since that's something that can be done quickly and rather effortlessly.
by Tanay
Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aggressive Buzzing
Replies: 32
Views: 10423

Re: Aggressive Buzzing

So, if you need to power to tie, should you just buzz in at a place that is definitely power, and guess something whether or not you have a clue? Or would you normally consider the chance of getting it right to be so small that it isn't worth the decrease to your ppg? Your points per game average s...
by Tanay
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3401

Re: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

Current Field (tentative)

UC Berkeley (3 teams)
Chicago (3 teams)
GIoia + UW
Bellarmine (?)
by Tanay
Mon Dec 31, 2012 2:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3401

WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

UC Berkeley will host the Western Invitational Tournament, a regular difficulty packet-submission tournament edited by members of the OSU and Berkeley teams, along with Auroni Gupta, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. We are waiting on room confirmation, but this tournament will probably be held in Dwinell...
by Tanay
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NEGBAIT (1/19/2013 at UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA)
Replies: 5
Views: 2627

NEGBAIT (1/19/2013 at UC Berkeley; Berkeley, CA)

The Quiz Bowl team at UC Berkeley will be hosting a high school tournament on January 19, 2013. The tournament, tentatively titled NEGBAIT (Newsworthy, Engaging, Grandiose--Berkeley's Annual Invitational Tournament) will use the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST), and will be the second tou...
by Tanay
Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Region 15 SCT (Berkeley) - 2/9/2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1555

NAQT Region 15 SCT (Berkeley) - 2/9/2013

Hello everyone. I'm pleased to announce that UC Berkeley will be hosting NAQT's SCT for Region 15 on February 9th, 2013. Southern California teams are especially invited to make the trip up; we'll help make accommodations as necessary. Location and field: We will be playing games in Barrows Hall. Th...
by Tanay
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT planning
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

Black-throated Antshrike wrote:Is UVA still hosting the Mid-Atlantic mirror of this?
I assume they will be, and they'd have the right of first refusal in any case. They've already reserved a date to host, offered to contribute to an editors' packet, and helped playtest a handful of questions.
by Tanay
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT planning
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

WIT planning

Auroni Gupta (formerly of UCSD), Jarret Greene (Ohio State), and Jasper Lee (Ohio State) have generously offered to edit this tournament with us. This set is certainly going to happen.
by Tanay
Sun Dec 02, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

RyuAqua wrote:Has Berkeley considered helping with/combining this project with Terrapin?
Yes--we got in touch with the Maryland club. They have decided to pursue Terrapin independently.
by Tanay
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

UVA pulled out of this project a few days ago. Unless another team is willing to co-edit, it will be cancelled.
by Tanay
Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 6985

Re: Southern California Discussion 2012-2013

I hope some Southern California teams will consider making the trip up to Northern California to play in the California Cup series. You'll get a heavy discount and free food, as well as the chance to play plenty of games against solid competition. Great prizes and fun are guaranteed.
by Tanay
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcing The United States Geography Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 3533

Re: Announcing The United States Geography Challenge

Paula Pareto Optimality wrote:though certainly I think opinions should be valued perhaps a little more with regards to certain aspects.
What does this mean?
by Tanay
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Novice at Berkeley
Replies: 0
Views: 1018

ACF Novice at Berkeley

Today, Berkeley hosted a mirror of the Collegiate Novice tournament. The whole tournament was hosted three stories underground due to a room reservation issue, but that was interesting and altogether not detrimental in any way. Berkeley's first house team went undefeated over the course of the tourn...
by Tanay
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 3211

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

I've brought this up with UVa a few times and haven't been carrying on with this because I don't know whether the plans for collaboration are still on the table. I don't know who you've been talking to, but Matt's been trying to reach you to make sure you guys can still handle science for weeks. Em...
by Tanay
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 3211

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

I've brought this up with UVa a few times and haven't been carrying on with this because I don't know whether the plans for collaboration are still on the table.
by Tanay
Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer systems
Replies: 52
Views: 27607

Re: Buzzer systems

I don't know anything about this company or the functionality of its products, but http://affordablebuzzers.com/ seems to have affordable buzzers.
by Tanay
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods
Replies: 13
Views: 4050

Re: Some Thoughts Concerning Studying Methods

This post has a lot of good information, but I think it's worth clarifying (for any true novices reading this) that: Perhaps if you limit your canon to novice high school, where writers cycle between Great Expectations, The Scarlet Letter, Brave New World, and The Great Gatsby all day. But certainly...
by Tanay
Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 34929

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

After seeing the resutls of the NAQT nationals in Atlanta and PACE Nationals in St. Louis, I would have to say that I found these results fairly predictable. To my mind, one of the problems is the definition of what makes an "All-Star" player, as defined by NASAT. From a quick look at the players a...
by Tanay
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 34929

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

I think it's interesting to note the relative parity of quizbowl across the country now, as opposed to before. This has been brought up a couple of times this year, but it's shown most clearly by these results. None of the states represented in the top two brackets of this tournament were represente...
by Tanay
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 13538

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

I feel like a West Coast mirror could exist without compromising the luster and caliber of the other two sites. Barring any objections, I'll look into having Berkeley host this group of events, although I can't guarantee that it would happen in August and not early September.
by Tanay
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do to move up to the next level?
Replies: 9
Views: 3331

Re: What to do to move up to the next level?

I am thinking of playing our team as often as possible in local college circuit events to try to up the level of competition they face, and force them to play more aggressively. Any advice on this? My high school tried this. The Bay Area circuit hasn't been all that populated in a couple of years, ...
by Tanay
Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 3211

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

To get an update, is this remaining a housewrite or will it become packet-submission? Also, has a collaborator been decided on? I saw that UVA expressed interest in collaborating and making it packet-submission in the other thread, but wanted to confirm. This is probably going to be a packet-submis...
by Tanay
Tue May 29, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 5542

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

I'd be down. "tanaykothari"
by Tanay
Sat May 05, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring 2013 schedule discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

Re: Spring 2013 schedule discussion

Vernon Lee Bad Marriage, Jr. wrote:UVA is interesting in editing a packet submission tournament in the Spring. If you can edit science, we are interested in collaborating with you.
Sure.
by Tanay
Sat May 05, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring 2013 schedule discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4745

Re: Spring 2013 schedule discussion

UC Berkeley will tentatively claim the weekend of March 16 for the Western Invitational Tournament.
by Tanay
Sat May 05, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 3211

Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

EDIT: This still exists, but is probably no longer a housewrite. More info to come. I am pleased to announce that UC Berkeley is bringing back its annual housewrite, the Western Invitational Tournament. We are seeking collaboration with one other institution for this tournament. We hope to run it d...