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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 9167

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

I am working on Arthur tossups as I watch episodes here and there (err... way too often, probably). I will announce when a well balanced set comes out of it. Collabs welcome.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tariq
Replies: 10
Views: 4558

Re: Tariq

I don't remember expressing interest to help out on the next landscapes but I'd be down especially since I should be done the IHO audio arts by 2018. I prefer Tariq to be on a different year than the next landscapes as to not have both 1 year and no music event the following year. I have no preferen...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 17180

Re: Preseason Poll

McGill stays the same
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 18228

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

aseem.keyal wrote:As someone who doesn't have much interest in geography and played this set on a whim, this set was a blast! Tons of fun and fresh tossups in each packet, I'd highly recommend anyone who's even slightly interested in geography (or not) to play this.
This is a Very True Statement.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

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

Thanks for coming everyone! Stats Carleton's A team for next year beat Aayush, Jay, Shelby, and Adam while winning both games of a disadvantaged final to take the NASAT title. Adam/Christine were tied with Aayush/Erik after the Celebs double round robin but defeated them in the tiebreaker round 40-3...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 6IXGOD
Replies: 9
Views: 3858

Re: 6IXGOD

What's the ruling on stuff that's not technically in Toronto? Can I tossup up, let's say, my favourite store in PMall?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 4079

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

Here are the stats

It's always a pleasure to come down to Toronto for a tournament weekend. Thanks to Meghan and Aaron for another great time.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

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

Hey due to recent circumstances, some stuff has changed: - NASAT has been increased to $25/person. Andrej will be taking your Saturday fees as he plays everyone. Ted or Cameron will be taking your Sunday fees. - The control room is Paterson 112 - If you don't pay Andrej. Ted, or Cameron your fees by...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

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

This tournament will be held on the weekend of August 19th+20th. Both days will begin at 9 AM, with the control room of Paterson 112.

The schedule of events will be:
Saturday - NASAT - $25/person
Saturday night - The Celebs - $10/person
Sunday morning - GEODUCK - $10/person
Sign up here
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 12830

Re: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals

Write more meta, my dude.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2017 @ University Of Toronto (Aug. 12, 2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 7349

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

I will read Kate's side event.

Ian's et al. are unable to come with him, so the team is going to be Jay, Ian, Peter, and myself.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 33037

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

I'll have Lit and Bork stats up tomorrow or the day after.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 6008

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

Plenty of space on teams for all the events!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 7386

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

I will have more coherent thoughts on the structure of this tournament later, everything since the rail situation has been a nauseous sleep deprived blur. Stats are here. Please check for corrections in your name (I've already been informed of some). I will send the results to NAQT no earlier than t...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 50867

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

What was the conversion for the Mir question? Some math bonuses seemed like 0 or 30 bonuses. The most egregious example was the one that asked for the second derivatives of three expressions. That's an easy 30 for anyone with calculus knowledge, 0 for those without. What is the intended difficulty o...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 9167

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

This was really fun. I'll pm you some minor comments. My favourite moment was when Ted asked me a content question before the tournament, I said idk, and of course it shows up and neither of us or others in the room know the answer. What's the online format going to be? We did tossups only, so if bo...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 39098

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 8089

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 9167

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 11731

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 13062

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24292

Re: It's Lit

I can read for this and all other Sunday stuff too
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
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: 6008

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

I'm gonna play the sports thing and staff everything else.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4005

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed May 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11352

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat May 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat May 06, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11352

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri May 05, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NASAT Available for Mirrors
Replies: 11
Views: 5923

Re: 2017 NASAT Available for Mirrors

Is a Sunday, June 25th mirror on the packets they will play on Saturday a possibility?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri May 05, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2017 @ University Of Toronto (Aug. 12, 2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 7349

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri May 05, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu May 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11352

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu May 04, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed May 03, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 7154

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed May 03, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 13501

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
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: 1914

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nationalities of Title Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 10496

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet sub)
Replies: 5
Views: 7802

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 33125

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

What are the roadblocks with ACF Nationals moving to a hotel?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Buzzer Dilemma
Replies: 20
Views: 8448

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18471

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 44145

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MacVanity IV @McMaster - June 24, 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 3413

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 47230

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 47230

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
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: 1914

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 12057

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event of a Madman
Replies: 10
Views: 5211

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