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by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 21688

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44463

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44463

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: NHBB High School Nationals Dates for 2017-2022
Replies: 8
Views: 13121

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44463

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 41380

Re: 2017 ICT bids

And I thought 16th was safe...should have gone to Upstate NY!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44463

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16050

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Do you have an estimate of when invitations will be sent out?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 3041

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 44463

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT and Eyes at Carleton University (19 March 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1567

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6115

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21
Replies: 3
Views: 2561

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Nov 10, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 7067

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 18662

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash Mirror @ Toronto (10/30/2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3098

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3653

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

McGill A won. I will upload stats tomorrow.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 11811

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3105

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 24, 2016 4:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-158C) @ Carleton U (Sep24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2100

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 24, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (IS-158C) @ Carleton U (Sep24/16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2100

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event Sunday @ Carleton (October 16, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3105

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 Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 12949

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.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 21, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Re: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)

Listory happened, a team of Aaron DR, Ted, Andrej, and Cam won the tournament. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3858/ are stats. All 9 ARTSEE rounds were read, Zhenglin rekt everyone. Those stats will be posted once I figure out the best way to do since it was late people left and teams resh...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Re: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)

HQ is River 3112. See you all this weekend!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 23191

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

I like this change to help situations where one veteran pioneer is at a school with no previous team, and they get by with not having to write a pack. Is ACF also encouraging the situation where a school's A team divides up and each takes 2-3 first and second years to battle, as a way to better serv...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Invitational Series Reconfiguration
Replies: 4
Views: 2188

Re: NAQT Invitational Series Reconfiguration

Does this post apply to the upcoming "collegiate novice" tournaments?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser
Replies: 15
Views: 7103

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

I'm in for 50 cents US* per hour with a cap of 50 dollars US* for the season.

*Unless you prefer your money in weird colours
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Re: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)

If this is the only place where the schedule is being posted, then can someone update it to reflect the fact that the roster of events has changed with ARTSEE replacing NATT? Also, Toronto will be bringing approximately 6-8 people to this. Sorry about the late post, the OP has been changed to refle...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 11469

Re: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)

This is the first time we think someone's been injured by an actual quizbowl question. Here are the stats.

My two cents: I think fun stuff like MacVanity, VETO, Hybrid, etc deserve a shot in the Canadian circuit. However, 4 a year is probably too much.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 5714

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

jonpin wrote:It appears that has happened.
That link doesn't include the misc events like the Civ tournament or the ping pong tournament.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 11469

Re: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)

Please send your packets to both of these email addresses: joesu235 [at] gmail [dot] com AND tak_seorangpun [at] yahoo [dot ] com.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 7072

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

The Top Percentage of Rattatas wrote:I'm not an NAQT writer, but I'll add that I've only ever been treated wonderfully and respectfully by members and other higher-up when staffing their events, to the point that staffing -NCT's is one of the things I anticipate doing the most in the Spring.
Agreed.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?
Replies: 75
Views: 41379

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NHBB?

Toronto hosted a 20-team mirror this past season and made the standard $100 stipend given to tournament directors, with the rest going to NHBB. That's not even enough to cover coffee and lunch for the staffers. They could easily have made ten times that with NAQT or a housewrite while charging less ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)
Replies: 9
Views: 4495

Carleton University Side Event Weekend (Aug 20/21)

Carleton University will be hosting a weekend of side events on August 20 and 21. People should arrive at 9:30 on both days. Saturday will go until whenever. Sunday will consist of a main event in the morning and various shorter events in the afternoon to allow people to make long drives home whenev...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Do We Want/Need More Computer Stuff Per Round?
Replies: 13
Views: 4167

Re: Do We Want/Need More Computer Stuff Per Round?

As a recent BioCS/Bioinformatics graduate, I am quite enjoying this thread. More integrative questions would be good to have, especially as these fields grow, but not necessarily in its own subdistro within 4/4 science. I think integration of computer related things should be done within rather than...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 58342

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Also, I'm sure this has been discussed before, but what is NAQT's policy on including warnings such as "Description acceptable" at the beginning of appropriate questions? My teammate didn't buzz with "Zootopia police" even though she knew it, and after the question, she said, "That thing has a name...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Science
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: NASAT Science

I didn't like the distribution of the Science (e.g. no organic chem despite it being one of the major units you learn in grade 12 chemistry), but the questions that did appear were all great with a mix of classic regular difficulty fare and harder answer lines that may be pushing regs level but stil...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT 2016 Mirror PART 2 @ U of T (Sat, July 16th, 2016)
Replies: 8
Views: 3956

Re: HSNCT 2016 Mirror PART 2 @ U of T (Sat, July 16th, 2016)

Final stats for today, trash, and Nasat will be worked on tomorrow during during Nasat and posted by the time I get back to Ottawa