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by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 27944

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

Is the date of the Yale mirror confirmed yet?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT Metro NY State Championship - March 7th @ Columbia
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: 2015 NAQT Metro NY State Championship - March 7th @ Colu

This tournament is almost half full. I think we'll have enough staff to expand to 28 teams, but 32 is a much nicer number. If you can staff this tournament, get in touch with me at [email protected].
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 31303

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

I'll see if I can write a 20 3-4 line tossup packet of anything in my interest by then.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT Metro NY State Championship - March 7th @ Columbia
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

Re: 2015 NAQT Metro NY State Championship - March 7th @ Colu

Field (as of 12/23/2014):

Bronx Science (2)
Cardinal Spellman (1)
Columbia Secondary (1)
Gotham (2)
Half Hollow Hills East (2)
Highland (1)
Huntington (1)
Die Katzen (1)
Long Beach (2)
Preston (1)
Scarsdale (2)
Stuyvesant (3)
Great Neck South (3)
Wheatley (2)

Total: 24/24

Waitlist:

Hunter (2)
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT Metro NY State Championship - March 7th @ Columbia
Replies: 6
Views: 4240

2015 NAQT Metro NY State Championship - March 7th @ Columbia

The Quiz Bowl team of Columbia University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the NAQT Metro New York State Championship on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This tournament is open to any high school team in New York that wishes to attend, though teams closer to Ithaca may want to consider the Up...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Dec 06, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

Congratulations to High Tech A, who defeated Bethlehem Central (Eric Wolfsberg solo) in the second game of an advantaged final. Ridgewood and Livingston A rounded out the rest of the superplayoff teams, receiving 3rd and 4th place, respectively. Statistics are posted here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

Playoff statistics are now posted. The superplayoffs are currently underway, with Livingston A, Ridgewood, Bethlehem Central, and High Tech A still in contention for trophies.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

The field has been expanded to 30 teams, meaning we will do 5 prelim pools of 6, rebracketed into the same for the afternoon.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 57838

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

All stats are now up at the dropbox link; the files will hopefully be hosted on the database soon.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 57838

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

hydrocephalitic listlessness wrote:We'll get stats up as soon as possible. It might take a couple days, though, because most of the scoresheets are with Ben in New York.
Whoops, that will be fixed.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 57838

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

As far as the continued absence of statistics goes, I see no defense. Why were scoresheets for the HFT taken to New York by a student at Columbia? That makes no sense, nor does not making sure that all scoresheets are brought together, to the same place, by the end of the tournament day. I could no...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

Unfortunately, our request for additional rooms was denied, so we will be unable to expand the field significantly. We may be able to expand the field to 30 teams if we determine that we can run an efficient tournament without using the 15th room as a dedicated control room, and a final decision wil...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21664

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

the dearth of non Greco-Roman myth I don't know if it was me, but this tournament seemed to have a lot more Graeco-Roman myth Out of all the questions, 3/7 (2/2) were entirely non-GR, 6/7 (4/4) were entirely GR, and 5/0 (4/0) were mixed common links of varying degrees of GR-ness. The numbers in par...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21664

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

3. I might have misheard this one, but I think the bonus part on lettuce in the Egyptian myth bonus referred to it as a fruit. The exact wording is: [10] After Set ate some of this food in which had Horus had ejaculated, Horus was able to call his semen from within Set and thus prove his superiorit...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12903

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

Stats for all games are now available at that link. I'm still missing the scoresheet for the McMaster v. Columbia B game in B52 (Chip's room), and for the Brown B v. Cornell C game in A53. I put both of them as forfeit wins for now, and I don't know the outcome of the Brown/Cornell game, so I put it...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Nov 02, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 8317

Re: BrainBusters Fall 2014 @ Ithaca HS, Ithaca, NY - 11/1/20

I uploaded the stats for all of the games half an hour after the tournament ended. Also, given my experience with automated scoring systems so far, there paradoxically needs to be much more scorekeeper training involved, which I don't think this tournament could have pulled off.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Nov 01, 2014 3:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Things that make a good tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 9146

Re: Things that make a good tournament

As a TD, you should make schedules for fields ranging from at least 4 teams less than your current field to 2 teams more. Do not get too invested in one schedule - unless you want to do that extra work, keep the schedules as basic as possible and as simple to modify as possible. Also, if you're tryi...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

If you can staff this tournament, get in touch with me at [email protected] as soon as possible - we have 14 teams on the waitlist for a 28-team tournament, and we'd like to expand if possible.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:05 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: What defines a team captain?
Replies: 23
Views: 17242

Re: What defines a team captain?

Fun fact: of the three Ladue people who went to both nationals last year, one was "team captain," one was "club president," and the other was "co-captain" (at least on the college application; we didn't give this a second of thought outside of that). None of the titles really mean anything, and you ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

The field has been expanded to 28 teams.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

This tournament is now full; any further registrations will be placed on the waitlist. However, registrations are still encouraged, since I anticipate that we will be able to admit several teams from the waitlist. We are also considering the possibility of expanding the field if the waitlist becomes...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

This tournament is now 5/6 full about 24 hours after the announcement, so get your registrations in now!
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Re: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

Field: (as of 12/06/2014) Bethlehem (1) Bronx Science (1) Columbia Secondary (1) Kellenberg (2) Half Hollow Hills East (1) High Tech (2) Hunter (2) Livingston (3) Morristown-Beard (1) Mountain Lakes (2) North Babylon (3) North Shore (1) Ridgewood (1) West Egg (3) Wheatley (2) White Plains (2) Total ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)
Replies: 18
Views: 8489

Columbia University BISB Mirror (12/06/2014)

The Quiz Bowl team of Columbia University is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a quizbowl tournament in the fall on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This tournament is open to any high school team that wishes to attend. The questions will come from the Brookwood Invitational Scholars' Bowl (BIS...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Sep 29, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)
Replies: 30
Views: 14485

Re: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)

Do you know what room it was in? There were some rooms with missing rounds or the like. I'm not exactly sure. Does this mean that they're completely lost? I didn't keep stats that round so I don't have them. I'm just curious because I don't know our bonus conversion that round. Nope, the scoresheet...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)
Replies: 30
Views: 14485

Re: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)

Do you know what room it was in? There were some rooms with missing rounds or the like.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)
Replies: 30
Views: 14485

Re: PHSAT XXII-Princeton, NJ (9/27/2014)

Prelim and playoff stats have been posted at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2311/. Due to some confusion in the consolation rounds, some teams did not play all five scheduled games. Livingston won the right to play Bethlehem Central in one half of the semifinals, and Ridgewood won the righ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 11450

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

I will point out that 2013 ACF Fall is still missing from the archive.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Jul 23, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Conversion Stats
Replies: 4
Views: 3265

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Conversion Stats

I dunno, but that Michelozzo/Brancacci/St. Peter's bonus should have at least one zero.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 4112

Re: General Discussion

Could the mods make this thread and the question-specific thread public?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 37336

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

The 2015 HSNCT is on June 6?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 29616

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

If PADAWAN is early October, is there nothing regular difficulty between Penn Bowl and ACF Regionals?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices in NYC!
Replies: 6
Views: 3340

Re: Summer Practices in NYC!

This sounds pretty awesome. I will make an effort to drop by practice in July once I am back in the States. Feel free to stop by! We have a high schooler or two who will start showing up in July as well. And York promised to bake us all miniature fruit pies every practice! Thanks York :party: -- Wi...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 19, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316489

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Here comes a random trash packet by #hchsqb! Mehnaj Ahmed, Auroni Gupta, Richard Yu and I have collaborated on a packet affectionately named "69 Buzz Songs and A Neg of Despair". It will feature self-indulgent trash tossups mostly about music near and dear to our hearts, with some TV and a non-zero...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Practices in NYC!
Replies: 6
Views: 3340

Re: Summer Practices in NYC!

When do these start? I'm driving back to school on Monday and Tuesday (for some reason the summer term starts on Thursday the 19th) and am stopping by New York City, so I'd like to show up for one of these if possible. I dunno if this is too late of a response, but they already started! The first p...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer system lockout discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 8121

Re: NHBB Nationals thread

I agree with Jon in that it's not really worth doing anything about, but Victor's claims aren't entirely baseless - at the Bee, I experienced something similar with these buzzersystems.com buzzers . Basically, when one player continually presses the button before the buzzers are clear, the system re...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 65789

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the neutrophil tossup that was the subject of the protest, and the geckos tossup?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 29616

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

I will once again inquire into the existence of a regular-minus event in the fall; if it's not happening, I would encourage someone to pick up the effort.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheating at the UCSD BHSAT Mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 6419

Re: Cheating at the UCSD BHSAT Mirror

In both cases, it is believed that Student X got the questions after playing the tournament, and then proceeded to pass it along to the person involved in the cheating, perhaps with a middleman in between. It is important to note that there is not necessarily a coordinated effort to cheat here - the...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheating at the UCSD BHSAT Mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 6419

Re: Cheating at the UCSD BHSAT Mirror

In my capacity as head editor and mirror site coordinator for LIST IV, I have a couple of things to add to Grace's post concerning Joanna Li of La Jolla High School. In the week before Westview High School's mirror of LIST IV, the tournament director, Aseem Keyal, brought to my attention that La Jol...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed May 28, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 36696

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

I remember hearing the word "denominator" for the bonus part on G in round 13, bonus 20, so I'd like to see that please.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 19, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA A!
Replies: 10
Views: 8166

Re: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA

George said he would get on it a couple of weeks ago. i'm wondering if there will be a pre-NSC or HSNCT blog this year.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue May 13, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87255

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

Looks like it's probably just something along the lines of Shanghai American-Puxi, Shanghai American-Pudong, and Concordia International Shanghai repeated for two tournaments.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 12, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!
Replies: 86
Views: 36221

Re: 2014 NAQT MSNCT: Congratulations Harmony-Excellence!

By my count, NAQT produced MS-07, 08, 09, and 10 this year.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 12, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 7520

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

In lieu of a dramatic general loosening of eligibility restrictions, would it be possible to provide hosts with base eligibility rules similar to that of last year's, and have them run any possible changes by you (in the vein of what Ankit is saying)?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon May 12, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Personal Aggressiveness
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: Personal Aggressiveness

Mr. Joyboy wrote:
I'm not sure how you get a G/N ratio in a format with no negs.
Probably because you're keeping track of negs yourself and counting "incorrect buzzes" as negs.