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by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 30460

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

My five hour train ride from Montreal to Toronto has turned what could be up to a ten to eleven hour ride. It's not actually that bad though, with nobody sitting beside me, free wifi, and the attendants coming around with free food after around hour seven. Good thing the tournament starts at 10 tomo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 7798

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

This sounds like a great idea for the second summer open. The 60 USD mirror fee, while probably the correct amount in general in terms of writer compensation (which goes for regular academic stuff too), is much higher than expected for a subject tournament.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 8689

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

I'm a huge fan but also bad at qb, would love an irc or skype readthrough. Glad its season 10 and before. Ladonna gets on my nerves. There's a podcast about a year old called Elwood City Limits that is hosted by two Canadians in their mid 20s and I would recommened it for sure. They point out a lot ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 10872

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I think this shortening should especially happen to regs+/nats- stuff as a friendly way for both new players and new staffers to be introduced to hard stuff, and also to get a good number of games in without spending too much extra time (which is inevitable because of worse players and readers).
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12407

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

NHBB also has hosted some stuff in BC, Alberta, and more consistently in Quebec. Quebec is a weird situation because their equivalence of secondary and postseconday schools go 7-11, 12+first year, 2nd thru 4th year. Generally, the NHBB teacher supervisors say that just doing NHBB is too much work fo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 23498

Re: It's Lit

I can read for this and all other Sunday stuff too
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 5747

Re: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)

I'm gonna play the sports thing and staff everything else.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 3740

Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)

Hello everyone! This is the announcement of this year's Carleton Side Event Weekend. Here is a list of available stuff for reference. EDIT: The schedule and costs of the events have been posted in the next post. XENOPHON will be moved to the late afternoon/evening of August 12th at Toronto, the same...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10867

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

Staffing ballot: I use a magic formula to balance quantity and quality. 1) Rick "Rhino" Catibog - all around nice guy who will staff everything and do whatever's needed to help out. Brings buzzers and is willing to travel to staff. 2) Me - makes the best memes in Canadian QB 3) Aaron Dos Remedios - ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat May 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)

Stats!

Hope y'all enjoyed yourselves. Thanks especially to Shervin, Yana, Dmytro, and Kyla for coming to staff, and Julien who popped by later to read in place of me so I could go finish up the stats.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat May 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10867

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

This is a tough ranking to tackle. I used some magic formula to balance things like specialism/generalism, scaleability, etc, without looking into non-playing related skills like how good they are at reading or how nice they are as a person. A common question I ask is: Would I rather be a trio witho...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri May 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 5560

Re: 2017 NASAT Available for Mirrors

Is a Sunday, June 25th mirror on the packets they will play on Saturday a possibility?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri May 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2017 @ University Of Toronto (Aug. 12, 2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 6842

Re: VETO 2017 @ University Of Toronto (Aug. 12, 2017)

What is the target difficulty of this tournament? In previous years the guideline was "SCT D1", but it wasn't really followed.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri May 05, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)

Don't rely on public transit to get you back from lunch!

Start time for Sunday is going to be 9 AM as well, in order to adjust for the lunch break and to get all the out of towners on the road by 3pm. Expecting a double round robin from 9-12 and, lunch until 1:30, and then semis and finals.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu May 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 10867

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

Remember there's a regular difficulty tournament coming up this weekend, followed by a trash tournament! Don't cast your ballots to soon.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu May 04, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

Re: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)

The control room for this weekend will be Paterson 115. This is the same building that SCT and the mirrors of Fight the Power and HIT occurred earlier this year. Please be ready to play for 9 am on Saturday and Sunday The buffet will NOT be open. As such, Lunch will be tentatively scheduled to be 90...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 03, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 6781

Re: Postseason Poll

3) The Canadians proved themselves. This goes beyond McGill sneaking into the top bracket - Toronto getting 11th and 14th at Nationals shouldn't be overlooked, especially in light of the fact that they were ranked 24th beforehand. Their stats weren't stunning or anything, but it's getting the W tha...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 03, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 12608

Re: Subject-specific player polls

You should vote for Rein Otsason in your science player poll. A big part of Toronto's success is his specialty in the physical sciences. His weakness at bio harms him moderately, but it wouldn't be a far stretch to call him a reasonable candidate for top 5 physics players.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHBB 2017 Canada Nationals: Lisgar (Ottawa, ON), April 29
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

Re: IHBB 2017 Canada Nationals: Lisgar (Ottawa, ON), April 2

Results are as follows. Apologies for not remembering the names of the bee finalists. Results should be on the website soon. BOWL: Senior: UTS, Bayview, RSG (8 teams) Junior: Lisgar, UTS, Westmount (10 teams) MS: UTS, "Awesome History", Selwyn (5 teams) BEE: Senior: UTS, RSG, Colonel By (~20 players...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nationalities of Title Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 7512

Re: Nationalities of Title Winners

Aaron's Rod wrote:Will Nediger is Canadian.
Will Nediger is the only person to have won ICT, ACF Nationals, and Reach for the Top Nationals. Has anyone come close to winning all three of ICT, ACF Nationals, and University Challenge?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet sub)
Replies: 5
Views: 5189

Re: New tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet

I'm pretty sure this format was used for ACF Nationals 2015 and CO 2016. Two brackets shared a common room and the round order was adjusted (since it doesn't really matter what order you play the other teams) so that every round, two teams from one bracket had byes and two teams from the other playe...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 29205

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

What are the roadblocks with ACF Nationals moving to a hotel?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 6903

Re: The Buzzer Dilemma

This situation seems like a bunch of teams fucked up and not on ACF or whatever. With responsible teams ACF buying like 10 buzzer sets seems wasteful... Furthermore, it's clear that there are enough buzzers out there (even locally) between official organizations (NAQT, PACE, NHBB, but NHBB was confi...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 16933

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Alston spends 26 minutes jerking himself off about how good he is at philosophy. hey man I just needed a break from hearing about the 2013 international linguistics olympiad Ha! So we're not the only qb team with this problem! Doesn't help that he also went the year after and came like 3rd or somet...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 36670

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

On a smaller note, McGill upsetting Columbia to make the top bracket also deserves a mention. I'm glad to be a member of the worst top bracket team ever. We've always had a good matchup against Columbia for some reason. Also having the original 3rd seed missing their best player helped. There's a 6...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MacVanity IV @McMaster - June 24, 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 3183

Re: MacVanity IV @McMaster - *LIKELY* June 24, 2017

I'll continue the tradition of writing but not showing up. I'll write a packet set up like an IHBB packets, but only if you promise that you read the third quarter like reach snappers.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 42906

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

4. I think NAQT would be more willing to distribute packets electronically if people weren't distributing packets all over the place. Respecting copyright would be a good start. Even if you subscribe to the "have not" and "have much" theory of money, there are a LOT of free packets available (basic...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 42906

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

So, what about this: First, how much does NAQT make on selling the packets? I'd be shocked if it were that much, and would bet that I'd be perfectly happy with distributing that cost among the 32 teams that go to ICT. (I guess it's possible this isn't true... but at the very least, it would HAVE to...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHBB 2017 Canada Nationals: Lisgar (Ottawa, ON), April 29
Replies: 1
Views: 1794

IHBB 2017 Canada Nationals: Lisgar (Ottawa, ON), April 29

The Canadian championships this year will be held at Lisgar Collegiate Institute (29 Lisgar St. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on April 29th. Please see this link for more details. Teams should already be aware of this information. Further questions about the tournament itself should be directed towards N...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11623

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

Okay, so I will be staffing HSNCT, so I guess I could run it Saturday night, but people who've been to it before will have to answer the following three questions for me: 1) would it be feasible to run a 12-round (including finals) tossups-only tournament after 7 at night? It probably wouldn't get ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wake Up Sheeple - the Sequel to [REDACTED]
Replies: 13
Views: 5331

Re: Wake Up Sheeple - the Sequel to [REDACTED]

I will submit a pack again!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event of a Madman
Replies: 10
Views: 4971

Re: Side Event of a Madman

I'll post stats after figuring out how to deal with the 25/20/15/10/-5 scoring scheme
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)

Hi we have rooms now! Meet in Paterson 115 at 8:30 for the history tournament. If you're coming only for FIGHT THE POWER hiphop tournament be there by 1:30, ideally we'd start not long after that. Schedule: - History - 9am to ~12:30pm - Hip Hop - 1:45pm to ~4:30pm The EYES mirror has moved to Saturd...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 13651

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17

Well, I assume they're going to get more specific in the private discussion forum, but I also think that this sort of drive-by mockery isn't exactly productive. I thought the set wasn't perfect, but it was enjoyable and particularly in some areas was really very strong. Yeah, this was not a "crime"...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4550

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)

Hey I need to get other stuff done tonight and tomorrow so final stats for this and ACRONYM aren't gonna be up until Tuesday.

A hodge-podge team of Rafael, Ian, Huma, and Paul won the tournament.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 9907

Re: Conversion stats spreadsheet

Missed the sports discussion, but to respond to Erik's post -- Sports Canadians care about are incredibly different from what the target audience for pretty much any non-Canadian trash field cares about. A generally aware Canadian isn't going to get stuff at a level harder than "regular/regular-minu...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2345

OAT at Carleton University (May 6)

Carleton University will be holding an open mirror of the Oxford American Tournament on May 6th. Post here or contact me through any means to register a team or express interest as a free agent. A team formation spreadsheet will be created closer to tournament day to sort out any remaining free agen...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14253

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

The first step to take at this time is to remove Patrick Liao from any position of authority and make sure if he ever decides to be in charge again make sure we have an eye on him at all times. Few thoughts over the past few years, as an observer now, prompted by an episode involving the previously ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

Re: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)

Hi everyone, The sign up for these tournaments can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1tPRyODB6OaT7WAS-CRvjPeMZ6UlLbygy7QEYh0ARXUc/edit?usp=sharing Eyes has been moved to Saturday at the University of Ottawa, as Carleton was unable to book rooms with a projector, but Ottawa has. T...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FRENCH Open
Replies: 9
Views: 3735

Re: FRENCH Open

jasonzhou wrote:Are there more mirrors of this set planned? If so, this discussion should occur in a private forum.
Yes, Canada's doing a mirror on the weekend of 3/18-3/19
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16053

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

The link worked for me, just booked my room - maybe I got the last one?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 6072

Re: Record carryover

At 2014 in Division 2, had we lost to Columbia in our tiebreaker half-game and ended up in the 2nd bracket, Harvard would have taken 1 loss into the playoffs (to us), while the 6 other top bracket teams (of which we beat 5) would be unscathed. You could argue that another top bracket team could have...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Mirror @ U of T (March 11th, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 3708

Re: ACRONYM X Mirror @ U of T (March 11th, 2017)

Senator_Jay wrote:I think Jess and I will either be free agents, or help to form a team if necessary. Definitely down to play!
Do you want to play with the remainder of the McGill people?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 14286

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

My ICT team would be interested in this and I'd be down to staff, but I don't really know how to run a ICT side event.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 16874

Re: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school

This post gave me terrible flashbacks. I'll go down memory lane and write one, I suppose...

EDIT: I was in high school between the 2008-09 and 2011-12 seasons, inclusive
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3044

Re: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion

The tossup on Keats drops "Ode to a Nightingale" way too early, like, ~5 words after power.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Qualification A-Values
Replies: 5
Views: 3391

Re: ACF Nationals Qualification A-Values

Are the numbers in the calculations available for everyone to see like they are for NAQT D-values?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 9490

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

Bonus leadins felt a lot more verbose than they usually are, but I'll have to look at the packets once they're posted to confirm or deny this and probably is due to the fact I read SCT not that long ago.