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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19379

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hands down..at being the most fun group of quizbowlers to be around. Expect Nick Penner to 30 a tossup on 'fun'. I would be impressed if anyone 30'd a tossup on anything. Richard Yu's gonna 15 a tossup, so I wouldn't be surprised if someon...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 59372

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

We are looking for mirrors in Ottawa , Northern California, and Texas; mirrors in other locations will be considered. The mirror fee is $40 per team. If you would like to host a mirror, please contact me at [email protected].com. Last year at CO, Matt Weiner mentioned to us that an Ontario 2015 VCU Op...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)
Replies: 12
Views: 7264

Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

fett0001 wrote:Did UVA not play USC?
Akhil, on facebook, wrote:missed it in round 9, but Cody has the scoresheets
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19379

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

I've been out of the loop for a while, so forgive me if these sentiments have already been shared, but it's super cool to see so many first timers(AFAIK) like Liberty, McGill , Oxford, Kenyon, Waterloo and DCC registered for ACF Nats. Carleton University, and RIT as well I think? Yay for the growth...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Apr 03, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19379

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Kumbla wrote: 4x12 into 4x12
Double byes would be nice if the day goes really really long.
Kumbla wrote: Bracket 3
Waterloo
If this happens, I'll pretend to eat my shoe.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 59901

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

A knowledge bowl question, ca. 1999: "Complete this joke by using the name of an Asian nation: Your knapsack is brown, but my..." uzbek is tan wait But seriously, I've been at this for ten minutes and I can't think of a better answer. Is-real? My Afghan is tan? North Korea? That might be the worst ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I ICT
Replies: 27
Views: 5955

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I ICT

Could I also see the tubulin tossup? The "dynamic instability" part of one clue and "this type/class of/one protein" threw me off and I negged with microtubules (a bad neg), but I was wondering why dynamic instability should be associated uniquely with tubulins (outside of just the tossup) when it'...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 29, 2015 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 10234

Re: ICT Predictions

I wrote:
Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)
I didn't see him wearing a sports cap!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 10234

Re: ICT Predictions

United Airlines not :capybara:ing up some of our flights worse than they are right now (9001-1) At least one of our players get stranded overnight Friday in one of Dulles, Newark, or O'Hare (1-1) :sad: Note to NAQT personnel: The correct people have been notified of our crisis. I don't think these o...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 10234

Re: ICT Predictions

What's the over under on the amount of caffeinated soft drink Max drinks?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 10234

Re: ICT Predictions

The plane train breaks down on me again (2-1)

Joel Gluskin is not wearing a sports cap (500-1)

The Canadians don't eat lunch at a buffet (10-1)

The French guy on my D2 team makes it through the entire day without being asked to repeat his answer slowly and in English (50-1)
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11)
Replies: 33
Views: 15350

Re: STIMPY Skype Mirror (4/11?)

I think there's enough interest for a McGill current + alumni team. Will confirm when I can.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 21281

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

A reporter from a community newspaper came to a recent Ottawa tournament and produced this. It focused on Lisgar as Colonel By is not part of the region this paper targets.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 15, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 38827

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

If I go to PACE, I'd be happy to staff this event if I already heard it at HSNCT.

If there's not enough interest at HSNCT, you could just do 2 or 3 rooms of soloists and promote/relegate.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7661

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Lots of fun was had! Thanks to my team, the staffers and everyone who braved this very fun set! Also, stats correction: The substitutions of the newly-renamed Team Cody Voight hasn't been handled correctly. For instance, Jordan did not play all 5 games of the prelims. Perhaps someone can go over th...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....
Replies: 28
Views: 15647

Re: Ghosts of Quiz Bowl's Past that You (sorta) Miss....

I'm not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, but there seems to be a lot fewer organic chemistry questions on reactions named for people as there were back when I started in the late first decade.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37311

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

I helped out with the production of this set somewhere between the levels of that of Nick and the other writers. Looking back on it, I apologize for several of my internet or other questions for being too hard. I should have made easy parts a lot easier, although I think the harder parts were justif...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37311

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

For yet another example, I can't imagine anyone would want to hear a bonus on a niche topic outside of the popular consciousness, such as minor webcomics or YouTube channels or personal-care product brands, that is constructed as though the topic is actually squarely within the popular consciousnes...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 ONQBA Provincial Championship (Lisgar CI, 7 Mar 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4415

Re: 2015 ONQBA Provincial Championship (Lisgar CI, 7 Mar 201

There are several mistakes in the stats, these will be fixed in the upcoming days.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 6235

Re: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

I think many of these alleged pictures (though I've only ever seen one?) are more about something team-internal like an advisor/captain saying "If you beat [Top Physics Player] to a physics tossup, I'll pay for your soda," which is obviously 100 percent fine. I've seen two, and the prize have both ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 7802

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

This tournament is the best thing ever. Stats can be found here . There is word of people wanting to mirror this in Ottawa for anyone who was unable to attend today. So please don't discuss this with Ottawa people (or of course, online until all mirrors conclude). If said Ottawa mirror happens, it w...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7661

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

The tournament was really challenging but in a good way. Stats are here. Jordan Palmer's team won. We split 4/2 after these prelims. Full stats will be up eventually.

Thanks for teams coming out to Queen's!
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7661

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Here are some updates. Queens will have 5 staffers, which is awesome up to 7 teams. If other people are willing to staff that would be great. We currently have six teams registered. From prior experience, and the fact that many people have registered in pairs, it seems like there will still be team ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7661

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Will there be book prizes? Will there be a neg prize? How much is the parking fee in the structure next to Mac-Corry/Victoria Hall? Which buffet dining halls (Ban Righ/Leonard Hall) will be open, and how much are they? I will let the Queen's club know of these questions and make an update as soon a...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 SCT: A Hot Take: Horologium Delenda Est?
Replies: 21
Views: 7489

Re: A Hot Take: Horologium Delenda Est?

I think the appropriate knowledge can also be tested by saying something like "What is the new <value> if <parameters> is/are increased/decreased by a factor of <x>" rather having to have specific numbers calculated.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 7802

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

I am offering my services as a staffer or a player who will occasionally answer some sports and internet trash.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7661

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Rooms booked are some of the D and E rooms in Mackintosh-Corry hall, the same place ONQBA provincials was held in 2013. The meeting room will most likely be D216. I will sort out some details with Queen's in the coming days, including how many staffers they can commit. I am also looking to start thi...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5894

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

Also, was anyone able to buzz on the Poco sostenuto - Vivace clue? I got the tossup here off of a guess. I wouldn't have buzzed if you hadn't mentioned it was in 6/8 because I don't pay attention to tempo markings (Even though I once bought the score from a used book store). Slow-fast is common, bu...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5894

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

Can I please see the music tossups on the number 6 and Beethoven's 7th symphony? If I recall correctly, the second clue in the '6' tossup was a fairly easy theory clue, something I had encountered in 10th grade music class. The existence of the Beethoven's 7th symphony tossup surprised me. I believe...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 30626

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

I think Matt Weiner said that he'd support an analogous rule in this thread, in which your first collegiate tournament starts the clock. Would this not discourage high-schoolers from playing college tournaments? If you play a college tournament as a ninth grader, you'd lose UG eligibility after fre...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3411

Re: General Discussion

[*] Despite (again) what the original announcement said, this set was not "tailored to a North American audience" in any meaningful way. I mean, maybe the joke's on me because the only specific promise you made was that there were no cricket questions (which was true), and I think everyone expected...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

[*]There was a triangle tossup that mentioned triangles in the tossup [*]The tossup on solving ODEs made it clear it wasn't integration or differentiation, and that led me away from the actual answer line. [*]The tossup on magma mentioned that it was classified as "mafic" or "felsic" which is also t...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)
Replies: 15
Views: 6308

Re: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)

Once Aauysh or a forum staffer gives me ownership of the tournament, the stats will be up here.

Please let me know if there are any mistakes or if you want to retroactively give yourself or your team a nickname.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: music and auditory arts
Replies: 2
Views: 1360

Re: 2015 Regionals: music and auditory arts

Just a question about the distribution: Is music theory (e.g. the Harmony tossup) considered classical music or other auditory arts?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science
Replies: 13
Views: 5114

Re: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science

To take a little detour from the subjects I know best: The chemistry seemed very difficult, especially compared with the physics and biology, a sentiment that was shared with several other players at the site. My non-high school background in physics consists of a two-course honors intro sequence i...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7394

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

The round robin has finished.

The 4/3/3 split is:

Top
McGill 9-0
Ottawa 8-1
Waterloo 7-2
Cornell 6-3

Middle
Waterloo B, Cornell B, Toronto each 4-5

Bottom
RIT 2-7
Carleton 1-8
Western 0-9
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7661

George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Hi everyone! The George Oppen mirror for Ontario and surroundings will be held at Queens University, in Kingston Ontario, on February 28th, 2014. Please email 11pa22 queensu.ca cc'ing joesu235 gmail.com if you're interested in staffing or playing this tournament. This is the fee structure. Base Fee:...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM
Replies: 23
Views: 13021

Re: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM

Carleton University has a player named Skye Walker. My birthday around when I went to staff ICCS this year, and the Carleton team surprised me with her delicious homemade cupcakes. At this year's MSNCT and HSNCT, http://www.naqt.com/stats/player.jsp?contact_id=135975 was the stats room's favourite n...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31598

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

The Canadian field enjoys my meta questions. If I were to do something equivalent for this, clues would exclusively come from qbwiki, stats pages, and forum posts so I don't offend anyone I don't know. Hey, writing a tossup on a famous quizbowler I have never met is just like a trash question on a f...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”
Replies: 5
Views: 4355

Re: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”

This format seems interesting and makes awkward numbers work. However, would a record-based playoff be more efficient than a standing-in-bracket playoff to adjust for possible imperfections in the seedings? So something like the top twelve teams by WL/PPB make the playoffs with all undefeatedsandr X...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 8
Views: 5693

Re: Fundraising

Lisgar does open community "trivia nights" pub quiz style. We charge $10-$20 (depending on the "extras" we provide) for 10-15 rounds of trivia, and hold it two to three times a year on Friday evenings, and they last usually around from 7pm to 10pm. For these events, we also do other forms of fundrai...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21854

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:Any chance these will be uploaded to the database soon?

Edit: Also, how many packets of questions went unused at Fall?
How many packets of "good" questions were unused at Fall? Is there enough to engineer something out of it?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: General Discussion

Thank you to all that took extra time out of your schedule to salvage this. It was definitely not the best tournament I have played, but it was very good. However, Charlie said this tournament was regionals with the side of caution, but I definitely saw some answer lines on the harder side. The midd...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6759

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

Stats are up. We could have done a 4/5 rebracket but people had to leave. Email me corrections, but I did not bring scoresheets with me, so I'll trust you guys.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6759

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

Waterloo won an advantaged final over Ottawa. I will post stats before tomorrow evening.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 58309

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

This is why many top high school teams play college tournaments. We wanted to see how we stacked up against other top HS teams. College tournaments require that you write questions. We are really not up to that. Delta Burke and MUT are very good easier collegiate tournaments that don't require pack...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar December Tournament-6/12/2014, Ottawa, ON (BELLOCO)
Replies: 5
Views: 2613

Lisgar December Tournament-6/12/2014, Ottawa, ON (BELLOCO)

Lisgar will be holding a mirror of the BELLOCO set at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Downtown Ottawa on Saturday, December 6th, 2014. This tournament is open to teams of all experience levels. The tournament will use the BELLOCO set produced by Bellarmine in California. This set was rated "exemplary...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - Music Thunderdome
Replies: 20
Views: 5337

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - Music Thunderdome

I thought this tossup was also pretty hard. The slow movement of Beethoven’s ninth includes a famously difficult solo for this instrument that begins with an ascending C-flat Major scale. Near the beginning of the scherzo of Beethoven’s fifth, this instrument plays a loud theme that has the same “sh...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 4075

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

t-bar wrote:Columbia (2-3 teams, 1 buzzer)
The rivalry continues :grin:

How large do you expect this tournament to be? If a decent field size doesn't materialize, we might consider going to Waterloo.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21854

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

I liked this set very much (my first ever ACF Fall!), and almost all the questions were enjoyable. I regret not having played prior editions of ACF Fall. In addition to certain tossups that were out of place because they were too hard, there were some other questions that were on the far other end o...