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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 14037

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
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: 4803

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 CO Trash: Conversion stats spreadsheet
Replies: 44
Views: 10400

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT at Carleton University (May 6)
Replies: 4
Views: 2477

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18340

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FRENCH Open
Replies: 9
Views: 3918

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16508

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

The link worked for me, just booked my room - maybe I got the last one?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 6527

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Mirror @ U of T (March 11th, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 3887

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 14797

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Packet Sub: Things you liked in high school
Replies: 41
Views: 17423

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3350

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Qualification A-Values
Replies: 5
Views: 3578

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 10192

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.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 23988

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

I liked the music overall but felt it skewed harder compared to last year while being similar to what I heard at WAO. Both asking about Mahler 5 and Schumann through songs seemed like a bit on the hard side for this level. I don't think I regressed that much from before but i also think the middle c...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

In the future, is it possible for NAQT to provide a reward that isn't an ICT bid to host teams deemed not good enough for ICT? Maybe things like questions, study guides, a new buzzer system, free admission to next year's SCT, or whatever.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Why can't NAQT just be like - Don't team split. If you do we know who you are and won't give your shitty B team an invitation. Obvious for Maryland this year, but for something like Michigan this year or in the past when Chicago had like 2-mid tier A teams it'd be harder to police. Yes it's subject...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

You just said that the top 25 teams on D-value got invited to a 32 team ICT last year, which, according to your words approximately fifty pixels away, is perfectly acceptable. Sorry, I can't see where the confusion is - What I'm trying to say is that top-24 D-value plus 8 teams selected whatever wa...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I think nobody's mad at D2 because the D-value invitations extends down to 25th, which is fair also considering you have the 4 CCCT bids. That's a lot larger number than 13 originally in D1. There'd be much less anger if like UVA's second bid was given to Division 2. Ben Herman makes a good point, w...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46883

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

Sorry, Peter. I searched UCF and got results for EFT and SCT but not ACF Fall, which as Victor pointed out, aren't posted.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Eric Xu, you're a well-meaning dude, I'm sure, but your B-teamers who haven't played anything all season just took a spot at ICT from a Duke team that is objectively better than even your A team. Luckily, you realized this, and when NAQT gave you the bid you asked for, you rightfully...oh wait, you...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

-We want to reward teams for hosting SCT. Finding sites for our sectional events is an ongoing struggle, and we could not staff a tournament series of this size without providing incentives for active players to give up their own chance to compete at SCT. This reward should not be attendance at wha...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

-What would hosting a larger ICT look like? What are the financial and logistical pressures keeping it at 32 teams/division? How much would it cost to increase the total field size to about 80 and run it over two days, like early SSNCTs? My issue to some extent is the same with the clock; these are...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46883

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

To me, it seems that NAQT prioritizes some level of geographic diversity through autobids. This is completely undermined by a high-level team sending people to a low-level site to kill teams from underrepresented regions. I agree with Victor here. Columbia B essentially bought their way to an ICT b...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: NHBB High School Nationals Dates for 2020-2025
Replies: 8
Views: 17600

Re: NHBB High School Nationals Dates for 2017-2022

This year it's the same weekend as ACF Nationals. I wonder how many staffers will be lost.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Ironically, the argument from the Rocky Mountain SCT thread that Columbia playing simply produced a DI bid out of nowhere rather than locking out a Rocky Mountain team, since no DI team would have otherwise qualified from the combined field, seems to have suffered the old reversal of fortune, as th...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46883

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Cody wrote:
raffi_-_c-a-n-a-d-a.mp3 wrote:I also think the host bid should go through an application like how ACF does it now.
Based on my experience hosting SCT last year, it does.
Seems like it doesn't. Please do what ACF does and have hosts submit a roster for evaluation before giving them an ICT spot.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45029

Re: 2017 ICT bids

And I thought 16th was safe...should have gone to Upstate NY!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46883

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

The point of regional diversity aside, a lot of strong teams are getting screwed out of D1 ICT, and it's for a myriad of reasons. Strong teams like last year's Columbia B (which played as Columbia C at SCT) would not have gotten to attend ICT were their A-team not able to split up and earn two bids...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16508

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Do you have an estimate of when invitations will be sent out?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3350

Re: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion

The DII tossup in round 13 on Sacramento, California does not mention that it's the capital, even though the D1 tossup does, which seems counter-intuitive to me.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 46883

Re: Rocky Mountain Sectionals (Boulder, CO; February 4, 2017

Charlie is correct though in the fundamental bloodbath of some sectionals over others. It is unfair that some sectionals have a much better field than others, denying very good teams a chance to go to ICT. I would suspect the reform is probably not in cumbersome rules about travel, but rather in th...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1644

HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)

Hello everyone! The day after the Ottawa Hybrid Tournament , Carleton will be hosting a Side Event Sunday. Currently slated for the day is HIT ($15/person, format TBD). One of the following will also be played after HIT. The other will be attached as a side event for the Ottawa Hybrid main event. Th...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6386

Re: Midseason Poll

Since no one else has posted something similar in this thread yet, I thought I would go ahead and share the stats-tracking sheet that I've been keeping throughout the season. It's not the most thorough, but it should still be helpful, and its updated through this past weekend's WAO mirrors. I'll tr...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21
Replies: 3
Views: 2747

Re: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21

Toronto beats The Joe Su trio (Derek So, Gilbert Hsyu) in the first game of an advantaged final!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 7606

Re: ACF Fall packet submission reform

GOODCOMPANY88 wrote:2. ACF Fall raises the bar for teams that need to submit packets.
If this is the case ACF Fall could also turn back into taking full packets. Surely there are 15 teams who play ACF Fall that can submit a packet that isn't complete garbage.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 19905

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

I read the tournament and scrimmaged the rest with the other staffers after. Here are some previous unmentioned comments/errata [*] I think the set could have used more pronunciation guides; at least syllable breaks between longer foreign or science words if the letters are obvious. [*] Italicized t...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash Mirror @ Toronto (10/30/2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3207

Re: CO Trash Mirror @ Toronto (10/30/2016)

Stat posting has been delayed due to An Unfortunate Incident. They should be up by the end of tomorrow.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3855

Re: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)

McGill A won. I will upload stats tomorrow.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 12399

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

I think SSNCT should just alllow schools below a certain enrollment and give a top non-selective public award like ICT's UG. Allowing small private schools but disallowing small selective public schools would be absurd in Ontario but not Quebec. It seems to me that there's a lot of regional differen...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Re: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)

Few notes: - The NATT portion of the day is capped at 8 teams due to packet and staffer limitations, please form teams here . - Due to the fact that NATT is unfree, it would be optimal for each of the 10 packets to be heard. This will result in a 7 game round robin plus a bottom bracket round robin ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-158C) @ Carleton U (Sep24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-158C) @ Carleton U (Sep24/16)

McGill B wins! Thanks for all the staffers who came out! Hope you all enjoyed it! See y'all at EFT!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-158C) @ Carleton U (Sep24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2218

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-158C) @ Carleton U (Sep24/16)

I think I have notified everyone attending already; the meeting room is Paterson 115. Call/text me at 514 796 0823 if there is any issue.

See y'all in the morning!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3301

Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)

Hi everyone! Carleton University is going to be hosting side events the Sunday of Ottawa's EFT Mirror. We will play NATT (assorted trash, details here ) in the morning, which will cost $20/person. We will play the Guerrilla Film tournament (half trash, half academic, details here ) in the afternoon,...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 13797

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

McGill's A team will consist of Derek So, newly acquired Gentleman and Scholar Akhil Garg, and two undecided spots which will probably change between NAQT/ACF.