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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 05, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2014-15
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Ontario 2014-15

Not clear what your plan is, but I interpret (please correct me if I'm wrong) that you intend on advertising Quizbowl as Reach. Don't do that; it just leads to confusion. Unrelated bonuses (E.g. FTPE answer these questions about Colonel John By) make very good categories. 60 second rounds make good...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2014-15
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Ontario 2014-15

I know why this is happening- "Reach style" means KV will show up. Nevertheless, I don't think you'll find transplanting quizbowl questions to Reach style to be a simple matter, unless you're planning 20 who-am-I and 20 team scramble questions (which would be unfair to teams actually expecting the ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Rumor has it that Jordan, Jay, Almas, and Patrick are forming a superteam for Saturday. I'll staff DUST if there's a shortage, but I'm not that good at reading. I'm also not good at Trash. I think we should try some Tricon if there's time (maybe read a packet or two for fun during lunches). I heard ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2014-15
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Ontario 2014-15

SCOP Novice is going to be mixed into the ICCS, PADAWAN, ACF Fall weekends and will likely be held at Lisgar and organized by CB. I assume OQT is going to be under the control of the Ottawa Team. NAQT still needs to send me details about this, but somewhere along the lines of a 2.5/2.5 replacement i...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Could we, as Matt Jackson posted in the other thread, have a schedule for the weekend as in when each tournament is slated to begin? I want to have a good sense of when everything is so I can plan other things accordingly and tell the people who I'm staying with these details so they know when I sho...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Due to the difficulty of the tournament and how much dead time there will be where English words will be just flowing over my head, I'm willing to free up the control room person so he/she can staff and I do stats as I play. I'm less keen to doing this for Sunday, though.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 75766

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Mewto55555 wrote:Overheard an announcement asking MattBo to please come to the gate d2 podium. They probably want to congratulate him on his triple crown.
He's also lost eligibility, so I presume all three of you were denied boarding, and had to take the flight from gate d1 instead.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 75766

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

Did anyone in security, flight attendants, or other people comment on the bow tie? Is he even wearing one right now?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Also, I'm interested in Imaginary Landscapes the most, and my teammates would appreciate DUST. I would love to see these side tournaments run like Gorilla Lit.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th August)
Replies: 15
Views: 6148

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th Augus

McGill is officially registering as a team consisting of Drake, Drake, So, and Su.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

McGill is officially registering as a team consisting of Drake, Drake, So, and Su.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Jul 25, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

adosreme wrote:
Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:Imaginary Landscapes II, Tricon 2.5, DUST as side events?
I would play any and all of these side events.
Imaginary Landscapes is the best thing that's ever happened to quizbowl. 20/10 would play again.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Jul 25, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: Collegiate Novice 5
Replies: 18
Views: 5899

Re: Global Announcement: Collegiate Novice 5

If something happens and noob writers are still encouraged to get involved to improve their writing, I'd be willing to submit some science and audio arts to this.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 107267

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

Do you not just whine to your parents for a $20 like every kid did back in my high school? I'm so befuddled by the credit unions. Or whine to your parents for $800 to attend HSNCT because the school wouldn't pay any of it... I think I would have benefited from this! Now I'm older, I wish I knew how...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: Collegiate Novice 5
Replies: 18
Views: 5899

Re: Global Announcement: Collegiate Novice 5

Does PADAWAN have enough "extra" tossups to contribute a significant portion of another set?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 19949

Re: Thanks and general discussion

I scorekept in Cody's room when the control room was quiet, and I really enjoyed listening to the music tossups. It was probably the my favourite music of any tournament I've staffed or played at. I thought the instrument tossups were very well done because it didn't just reward knowledge of one pie...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gorilla Literature Singles (July 20, Chicago)
Replies: 64
Views: 31887

Re: Gorilla Literature Singles (July 20, Chicago)

My apologies to moderators and scorekeepers for the inappropriate distribution of scoresheets; While I was not looking, a staffer had taken a stack of scoresheets to their room and I couldn't chase them down until round 4, after which I felt it didn't really matter anymore. I'm not going to comment ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Secret Island of Dr. Auroni
Replies: 23
Views: 11769

Re: The Secret Island of Dr. Auroni

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... deo_games/

A one game cross bracket final was played. Rob 1/6/2, Mike 1/0/0 = 80 lost to Mik 1/3/0 , Tejas 0/5/1 = 90.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25066

Re: VETO 2014

Could you please include round report? I'm curious to see the difficulty variance in these packets.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25066

Re: VETO 2014

Here's an idea: stop playing this atrocious waste-of-time tournament. I mean, I don't really think Jay's out of line to do whatever the hell he wants in his VETO packet; as he points out, this is a tournament that once had a bonus asking people to pick up candy with chopsticks. But, the very fact t...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014 packet discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5475

Re: VETO 2014

Given that packets over the years have included various sensory bonuses, "pirated" questions, sung answers, and even ACF Nats difficulty questions, the description of "guerrilla"-style pretty much implies that it's anything goes. It is not supposed to be "good" quizbowl, and as such, the whole poin...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44656

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

SQBS did wonky things after I saved a copy of the morning stats and deleted non-playoff games. If you care about your individual stats, check it over and message me what games need fixing.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44656

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Playoff stats are here. Please inform me of any errors. If you want me to change your team name, I'm only going to for the playoffs unless I feel super generous.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44656

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Ukonvasara wrote:I'm sure that "Rouge Squadron", despite their striking cheekbones and affinity for bats, would prefer to be "Rogue Squadron".
Yeah, I'm never staying up super late before a tournament again, even if it is online.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44656

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Stats will be posted and updated here. Please let me know if your team wants to be known as something different, or any mistakes you see in these statistics.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 21292

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

An article from the Toronto Star praises the successes of the University of Toronto Schools unparalleled successes in the Canadian format. To quote a friend: "Awesome schools that actually facilitate knowledge like Colonel By are getting zero publicity while propagators of [bad quizbowl] are getting...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 10560

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

My Meta will make an appearance, and you guys can decide whatever you want on how to use them. Expect 1/3 Abstruse Inside Jokes, 1/3 Mainstream Quizbowl, and 1/3 General Trash/GK/Things I like.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44656

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

A second Canadian team consisting of University of Ottawa and McGill players has formed. If a third team does not form, there may be one or two Canadians in need of a team.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25066

Re: VETO 2014

adosreme wrote:
Carleton/Nick et al. (1)
Ottawa/Dennis et al. (1)
Toronto/Meghan et al. (1)
Waterloo/players unconfirmed (1?)
McMaster (Alumni?)/Jay et al. (1)
Lisgar Alumni/Patrick et al. (1)
Waterloo Alumni/Huma et al. (1)
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2014-15
Replies: 14
Views: 5092

Re: Ontario 2014-15

We need to consider that Canadian History Bowl and Bee may come to Canada and leave spots so that their tournaments can be properly held. Regionals being moved to January helps clear February space for CHBB regionals. CHBB Nationals would be anytime between ICT and Reach Provincials. We should also ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 59951

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Patrick Liao once answered "Daniel Carter" for "Jimmy Carter"; the captain of the rival team Centennial CVI. A lot of the fondest memories I have of playing the shitty Canadian format in high school come from Patrick's mishaps because the format and competition was too shitty to be enjoyed. We came ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 59951

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Chronologically: 2009 VETO: Singlehandedly the most important tournament in myself realizing that good quizbowl is actually good and old VETO traditions were horrible. I had a bad initial reaction to this because I was 14 at that time and waaay more immature than I am now, but ultimately it made me ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6966

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

As Jacob O said, I felt the consolation rounds were poorly organized. What was supposed to be a 7:50 staff meeting didn't start until 8:30 with games not starting until almost 9:30. I think the best solution is for NAQT to appoint someone (doesn't have to be an NAQT member; a lot of the consolation ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 17
Views: 4848

Re: Power Matching

Official placement games for non playoff and early 6-4 playoff losses also solves the problem of disorganized consolation rounds, even if it is only for 3-4 rounds. The tournament ending at 11 am should give the teams that aren't in the top 33 or whatever plenty of time to see the city on Sunday.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25066

Re: VETO 2014

When will details be provided for packet submission? Who is directing this tournament and in charge of logistics and packet organization? Also, I will be writing 10 or so meta questions or questions about things I like that are so silly they would never be tossed up in even an event like VETO; pendi...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 45644

Re: All-time all-state teams

Cheynem wrote:ONTARIO: Will Nediger (London Central), Sinan Ulusoy (Woburn)
Would probably be filled out by Raphael Kirchevksy (UTS) and Jordan Palmer (Westdale). Only Sinan actually played quizbowl in high school, but all of them are involved in quizbowl now.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The logistics of future HSNCTs
Replies: 15
Views: 6262

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

"a smaller tournament with 4 super-regional qualifying sites," and "a smaller tournament with 16 regional qualifying sites." I don't know about other schools, but my alma mater certainly could not pull off all the paperwork required for the board needed for HSNCT in less than two months time. I kno...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed May 07, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”
Replies: 28
Views: 17865

Re: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”

Thanks for compiling this, Ben. I have learned a lot of historical context of what the game is like now. Top 3 teams: 1973 Lorne Jenkins, 2000 Merivale, 2010 Kennebecasis Valley Top 3 players: Dino Zincone (“The whiz kid who beat Harper”), David Thorsley, Adam Goldenberg I think UTS 2012 and Mike Fo...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25066

Re: VETO 2014

I'm going to put myself as a free agent for this; I know most sciences and can fake some fine arts and willing to contribute a fair share to a packet. EDIT: I am writing a packet for this tournament with Nicholas Penner and Charles Korwin. Whether I am playing or not depends on my job, travel plans ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seeking writers for Imaginary Landscape no. 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2868

Re: Seeking writers for Imaginary Landscape no. 2

I'd love play this. I feel like (but I have no authority to make any decisions) this would be a fun side event at one of the Canadian summer tournaments (VETO or mirror of something).
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 76278

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/l/t1.0-9/250000_230257260323153_6250739_n.jpg This picture was taken during our downtown Chicago excursion after the 2011 NSC. I'm not sure really what Patrick Liao was thinking. There are many more pictures I have taken of Patrick doing bizarre thin...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 76278

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:How many Canadian quizbowlers does it take to fix a car?
Image
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bell List IV Mirror - May 3rd
Replies: 5
Views: 2901

Re: Bell List IV Mirror - May 3rd

Yeah I'm willing to come and staff this; let me know if you need anything else from me.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7629

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

- NB has historically been strong at Reach, and some of their schools like Kennebecasis Valley, travel to Ottawa for tournaments (albeit mostly Reach) The unfortunate thing is that KV is only funded to go out of province to play Reach for the Top, and do not have the support to come to one of the m...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11752

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Can I see the Division 2 Holst tossup? If I recall correctly, IS-84A had a tossup on Holst that began with a less well-known clue, but I may be mistaken.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2 Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 10266

Re: Lederberg 2 Discussion

Aside: did anybody buzz on the Watkins tossup before "grand vizier of fuckfaces"? I got this tossup later; I didn't think the answer line could be this silly. I really enjoyed this tournament, 10/10 would play again. There was a good mix of harder clues with easy answer lines and answer lines (espe...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9208

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

In contrast to the mistakes in D1 seeding, I thought the D2 seeding was done very fairly and seemed to reflect the results fairly accurately other than probable underseeding of McGill. I don't think McGill was particularly underseeded compared to lets say, Yale given as their group's second seed. S...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11752

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Can I see the Division II tossup on first order reactions? I answered with a specific type (SN1) and was negged, not antiprompted. (No protest was filed as the game outcome was not affected.) Also, the tossup (DII) on Cygnus did not accept or prompt on the swan; is this standard practice in quizbowl...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7629

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

No, or certainly not without the prior consent of Reach. Why would Reach tolerate someone attending their tournament telling their customers to stop coming? Would you tolerate the reverse? This is the disagreeable antagonism I was referring to elsewhere. In my view, it would be much better to have ...