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by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 31
Views: 4357

Re: Errata

Prussian troops in the Netherlands were withdrawn after coalition defeats at the hands of Pichegru over the winter of 1794-95. The whole point of the Treaty of Basel was that the Prussian interests in supporting the coalition were thwarted by the French invasion of the Netherlands, and wanted to fo...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 31
Views: 4357

Re: Errata

5. Sir Robert Holmes’ largely ineffectual raid on a Smyrna convoy was a prelude to one of these campaigns. The Mechelen Incident delayed a different instance of this action by several months, and that campaign was betrayed by Colonel Hans Oster. Prussia signed the Treaty of Basel, taking itself out...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Errata
Replies: 31
Views: 4357

Re: Errata

5. Sir Robert Holmes’ largely ineffectual raid on a Smyrna convoy was a prelude to one of these campaigns. The Mechelen Incident delayed a different instance of this action by several months, and that campaign was betrayed by Colonel Hans Oster. Prussia signed the Treaty of Basel, taking itself out...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4614

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

Stats are up, courtesy of Penn's own Max Isenberg. Any corrections sent in by PM to me within a week will be made. Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2164/stats/prelims/ Playoff-only games: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2164/stats/playoffs/ All games: http://www.hsquizbowl....
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4614

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

Prelim stats are up at the link above, UVA is 7-0, Penn, Yale, UMD A are 5-2.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4614

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

Courtesy of Penn's own Max Isenberg, these are the stats before breaking for lunch after Round 5: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/

UVA A is 5-0, and Penn, Yale, Maryland A are al 4-1.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11735

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Patrick, Just a friendly reminder to please complete the stats and post them when you get a chance. Thanks! Ron McColl Phoenixville Academic Team Coach Sorry if I'm wrong, but doesn't it appear as if the stats are already there? I updated all the stats (2 missing scoresheets, playoff divisions, sta...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11735

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Stats are up. Two scoresheets still have to be entered and playoff divisions have to be made, so those will be done together on Monday night. I'm sorry about this delay. Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2116/stats/prelims/ Full: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2116/stats/fu...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11735

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

This tournament happened and Charter A beat High Tech A in a one-game final by five points. State College A came third after losing a one-game tiebreaker against Charter A to determine who would face High Tech A in the finals. I believe we (Charter B) tied State College A for third...since we finis...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11735

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

This tournament happened and Charter A beat High Tech A in a one-game final by five points. State College A came third after losing a one-game tiebreaker against Charter A to determine who would face High Tech A in the finals. Due to some technical difficulties, stats will only be up by Monday night...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Jan 21, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Current Events
Replies: 10
Views: 2669

Re: Current Events

Mr. Joyboy wrote: For us based elections check out daily kos elections.
The Daily Kos is known for a strong left-wing bias. I would avoid it in favour of more centrist sources.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16372

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

I will be playing this with Angela Li from Penn. We'll be Penn Eh and we'll have our pack in by the deadline on the 19th. Any players who want to join us should message me.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)
Replies: 32
Views: 12285

Re: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)

Colonel By will be sending precisely one team to this. Is the discount determined by every 200 km or 200 miles? Would just like to verify this as this changes the numbers (and discounts) by quite a bit. Also, are a set of 8 BuzzBox buzzers + a laptop eligible for a buzzer system discount? We'll als...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:32 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators
Replies: 16
Views: 6851

Re: Abacus | A web application for quizbowl moderators

I tried out some packets earlier and it seemed like each time you inputed points for a question, the packet would jump to the top of the other section, not the one last read (i.e. input a tossup, it goes to the top of the bonuses page and vice versa). Obviously this is an annoying problem if you're ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Nov 12, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT Global Announcement
Replies: 33
Views: 17794

Re: SUBMIT Global Announcement

Will there be discounts for teams submitting packets when they don't need to?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16372

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Who is editing this tournament?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Formulas for converting stats between packet difficulties
Replies: 2
Views: 923

Re: Formulas for converting stats between packet difficulties

zachary_yan wrote:Title says all. Have their been any methods developed of converting a teams numerical performance on an IS set to say a SCT set?
Fred Morlan's rankings does this type of comparison, but it's only for bonus conversion.

http://hsqbrank.com/stat-adjustments-for-2013-2013/
http://hsqbrank.com/faq/
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 6132

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

pandabear555 wrote:
adosreme wrote:
During lunch, there will be an exhibition match of people that Aayush hates vs. Aayush and Dennis Beeby.
Unfortunately, McGill will not be coming. I was looking forward to playing in that game, though.
But on which side?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 19772

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Cheynem wrote:Did you have to say "ultimatum" in the WWI tossup?
Yes. I've added prompts on "demand", "telegram", but it's overwhelming referred to as an ultimatum. Did this trip people up?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 19772

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Also, from my understanding, banzai charges were not used at Peleliu (as you mentioned) or Okinawa, and one was only made at the end of the battle at Tarawa. EDIT: I just played the pike/caracole/Scotland bonus, which was exactly what I was talking about. Props for that. I edited the Iwo Jima quest...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 6401

Re: General Discussion

I think we heard three bonuses on World War I poetry, for instance. There was a bonus on Wilfred Owen and one on WWI poetry in general, so there were two such bonuses There was also a Paul Fussell bonus, I think? The Paul Fussell bonus was in Other and the parts dealt with: his literary and social ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 6401

Re: General Discussion

The "secret pass of Thermopylae" tossup was egregious on this. As I mentioned in the other thread, this was changed for future mirrors. I agree with you about the Yazoo Land Fraud, Edward Teller, and the Carter-Reagan debate (not unimportant but debate tossups imo rely on exceedingly trivial clues)...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Oct 27, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 19772

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Ringil wrote:Maybe it's been changed, but I just was glancing over the questions and Tang Taizong was clearly not the person to grant Song Jiang and his buddies amnesty, given that Water Margin was set in the SONG dynasty.
This was fixed for mirrors this weekend.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission
Replies: 72
Views: 27883

Re: A serious discussion of ACF packet submission

fourplustwo wrote:Better idea: stop making excuses and write a packet if you want to play.
In this specific case, no one should have any sympathy because it's been common knowledge on the Ontario circuit since at least May that Fall was going to happen at Mac.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14759

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

I've gotten an email about misspelt names in the stats (they were all done based on what I think was written on the rosters). If I messed up your name in the stats (or your actual stats in the stats), feel free to PM or email me and I'll fix them tonight.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 19772

Re: Question Specific Discussion

I really like the idea of using legit military history clues on military history questions, but the problem is that these clues often aren't uniquely identifying (with some exceptions, like the very famous double envelopment at Cannae). Consider the following: The defense-in-depth strategy of Kurib...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 118
Views: 19772

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Parthia/Crassus/Surena, where there's no medium part in sight. That's my fault, that was originally written as a tossup and it had to be hastily converted on the last day since it was actually supposed to be a bonus. It's been fixed for future mirrors. Edward Teller - Was this science or history? E...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14759

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

Stats that only include games that counted for final standings can be found here if anyone cares: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 6401

Re: General Discussion

I wrote and edited 2/3 of the history (almost all the European history, half of the World, and some American), all the Geo/CE/Academic Other, and a 1/3 of of the myth (mainly Greco-Roman). I also wrote one or two questions in each of World/Other Lit, Painting, Other FA, Philosophy,and SS).
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14759

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

Stats for all games: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1861/stats/all_games/ Play-off only stats will be up either later tonight or tomorrow. Feel free to PM me with stat corrections. UVA convincingly cleared the field. Columbia A came second with two losses. Maryland B and LASA A each ended ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14759

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

Preliminary stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/

Top two teams from each bracket make top bracket and so on.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14759

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

Packets for this have been sent out to the mirror sites. If you haven't received them please email me ASAP at this account's linked email. Have fun!
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4855

Re: Foreign-language answers

Excelsior (smack) wrote: Assuming that Jacob's claim that "a lot of Russian scholars" "[refer] to a lot of tsars by their first and middle names" is true (I don't know whether or not it is), this seems reason enough to accept Russian patronymics or whatever.
As long as they're uniquely identifying, of course.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4855

Re: Foreign-language answers

What about first and middle names for tsars? My professor for Russian history referred to a lot of tsars by their first and middle names, as do a lot of Russian scholars. (so, for example, anytime I've written on Ivan the Terrible, I say to accept Ivan Vasilyevich; is this wrong?) The patronymic is...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Small School NCT discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6939

Re: Small School NCT discussion

Does this mean that the other title supposed to be (though never actually) awarded at HSNCT will also be split off into its own tournament?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (10/5)
Replies: 23
Views: 8937

Re: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (9/28)

theMoMA wrote:For what it's worth, I'd definitely be okay with Waterloo hosting on Sunday if that would allow them to attend MFT (and they actually want to attend MFT).
Waterloo is already registered to play MFT and Penn Bowl on the 26-27 weekend.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any SE PA, Northern DE, SW New Jersey tournaments?
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Any SE PA, Northern DE, SW New Jersey tournaments?

I'm not sure why QuAC V isn't showing up in Matt's link, but the University of Pennsylvania is hosting a tournament using HSAPQ 42 on 5 Oct.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1605/
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOL Chip Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 2977

Re: LOL Chip Bowl

RyuAqua wrote:
jonpin wrote:For 1 point, Name the only nation that borders both China and Russia.
A world without Kazakhstan is a world I don't want to live in anymore.
But no North Korea! What a tradeoff!
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4855

Re: Foreign-language answers

What about first and middle names for tsars? My professor for Russian history referred to a lot of tsars by their first and middle names, as do a lot of Russian scholars. (so, for example, anytime I've written on Ivan the Terrible, I say to accept Ivan Vasilyevich; is this wrong>) IMHO, this should...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4855

Re: What protests are for & why you should make less of them

This does seem to be a consistency problem with readers, especially at smaller tournaments. Reading through this article has definitely made sure I won't be making particular mistakes, although I was already making a personal list of what not to do after having gone through all of these. Another pr...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement
Replies: 46
Views: 29432

Re: ACF Fall 2013 Global Announcement

Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur wrote:Am I to understand that there is no Eastern Canada site? Are there sites that have bid?
I've heard through the grapevine that it will be at Macmaster.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)
Replies: 11
Views: 4872

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)

fourplustwo wrote:Alberta will send two teams to this.
And those two teams will hopefully stay for Penn Bowl (to be announced).
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 5224

Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

I'm playing with ADR and Ben Smith (if there's sufficient staff without him). Anyone who wants to join us is welcome to, just shoot me an email or a PM.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26902

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

If my regular CO team gets a pack in, I'll play this with Jay Misuk.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Wed Jun 12, 2013 3:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 College History Bowl: Now scheduled for 8/4/13 at VCU
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: 2013 College History Bowl: Now scheduled for 8/4/13 at VCU

And what is happening to the question written for the 2013 CHB? Will they be put towards the 2014 one?
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu May 30, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 10026

Re: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)

Who/what is Westmount? High school? High school. I'll say that I'm probably coming down for this with people in Ottawa and am looking for people to play with, especially those who are competent at science (you don't have to be Mukherjee-level though). I'm also interested in playing Schindler's Lit ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Sat May 25, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 57978

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

minusfive wrote:If there's room, there's still a team in Canada being finalized (Jay Misuk, Pat Liao, Sinan Ulusoy, Jordan Palmer + honorary Canadian Drew Scheeler) which has stayed off the radar so far.
IIRC some members of this team first signed up under the soft cap, but on the outdated spreadsheet.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Tue May 21, 2013 2:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6400

Re: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion

10. One modern artist from this country often depicts mushrooms with cartoon eyes and fangs. Exhibits of this country’s art in Paris inspired the asymmetric design of Little Girl in a Blue Armchair and The Boating Party by Mary Cassatt and the décor of Whistler’s Peacock Room. One “floating world” ...
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Fri May 03, 2013 2:57 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 159509

Re: ProtoBowl

This appears to be down.
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Thu May 02, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule
Replies: 79
Views: 22337

Re: The 2013-14 Tournament Schedule

While it was fun traveling to Brown and Yale and competing in the Northeast for a bunch of tournaments, could whatever caused most of UMD's tournaments to be inconveniently held on Sundays not happen next year? EDIT: To clarify, I don't have anything against Sunday tournaments in particular, but the...