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by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 33294

Re: The Second Summer Open

Although the myth side event is not confirmed (though due to an influx of volunteers, it most likely will happen), what will definitely be done by then are five 20-tossup packets comprising a Supreme Court side event. The distribution of answerlines in this set will endeavor to resemble a hypothetic...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 33294

Re: The Second Summer Open

The answerlines for BURI, a myth side event, have been picked out by myself and Eric Mukherjee since 2012, but if anyone is willing to help write it for a potential side event weekend, that would be great.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 52831

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

There's a very strange error in the stats in which Chicago C and Chicago D have the same roster, but different (and presumably correct) statlines.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016
Replies: 104
Views: 52831

Re: ACF Nationals - University of Michigan, 04.16-17.2016

Any chance a copy of the schedule could be posted here?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers
Replies: 23
Views: 8635

Re: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers

stuff about random half-packets I did not ignore this! Re: half packet. I believe NAQT and both ACF use this half packet policy and this isn't really anything inherently unfair as long as both organizations running the national tournament announce the policy ahead of time. As for random sampling of...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Apr 12, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers
Replies: 23
Views: 8635

Re: Suggestions About ICT Tiebreakers

It seems to me that all the tiebreaker complaints are completely and severely missing the point / actual problem (minus JL's post which is on point). Games are supposed to finish at around 12:00 PM. People have stated that games finished at 12:30 and 12:45. The question isn't why didn't tiebreakers...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 10703

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

Who wrote the P2 bonus? I think I know, but I want to be sure before I make another post. That's a rather strange condition for posting... Nathan wrote that bonus. Tell Nathan to stop writing on P2; before the tournament, I was telling people (half in jest, half seriously) to study up on their P2 m...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 10703

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

Who wrote the P2 bonus? I think I know, but I want to be sure before I make another post.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT Metro New York State Championship - March 26, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

Re: 2016 NAQT Metro New York State Championship - March 26,

Field (as of 02/19/2016):

Cardinal Spellman (1)
"GOSAT" (1)
Great Neck South (3)
Hunter (3)
Preston (1)
Smithtown West (1)
Wheatley (2)

Total: 12/30

Waitlist:

Tier I:

Tier II:
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT Metro New York State Championship - March 26, 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 2848

2016 NAQT Metro New York State Championship - March 26, 2016

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased announce that we will be hosting the 2016 NAQT Metro New York State Championship on Saturday, March 26, 2016. This tournament will be the last tournament in the inaugural Columbia Cup series for New York schools; for New Jersey schools, details for t...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Winter Tournament - February 14, 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Re: Columbia University Winter Tournament - [DATE TBD], 2016

This tournament has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 14, 2016. If you wish to attend this tournament on the new, rescheduled date, email [email protected].com with the number of teams, buzzers, and staff that you will be bringing. Details about the tournament, including the time of morning ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 35704

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

I will play with Rafael Krichevsky.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 11430

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

I think the lead-in to the "cutting hair" tossup is confusing. I guess it's technically correct that the black witch's blood (and the other stuff mentioned, which I don't remember) is required by Ysbadadden for shaving his hair, specifically, it is also a requirement for "marrying Olwen" or "winnin...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK at Columbia University - February 20, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3933

Re: MLK at Columbia University - February 20, 2016

Field: (11/11)

Amherst (2)
Columbia (2)
Penn (2)
NYU (3)
MIT (2)

Waitlist: (NA - field not full)
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK at Columbia University - February 20, 2016
Replies: 5
Views: 3933

MLK at Columbia University - February 20, 2016

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased announce that we will be running the Northeast mirror of MLK VII on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Tournament format: Morning check-in for this tournament will run from 8:00 to 8:30 AM. The introductory meeting will then follow, and the first round wil...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Winter Tournament - February 14, 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Re: Columbia University Winter Tournament - [DATE TBD], 2016

This tournament has been rescheduled due to the snow in NYC this weekend. If you have registered for this tournament and have not received a Doodle poll from me, let me know at [email protected].
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BMAD @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 2/20/16 (SCT-d2)
Replies: 15
Views: 6578

Re: BMAD @ Wilmington Charter, Delaware 2/20/16 (SCT-d2)

Given the packed nature of the Northeast schedule this year, I believe http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =20&t=8460 has some relevance.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Jan 12, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Winter Tournament - February 14, 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Re: Columbia University Winter Tournament - January 23, 2016

This tournament has been platinum-certified by PACE, meaning that the top 9 teams from this tournament will qualify for the PACE National Scholastic Championship in Chicago. This tournament will also use PACE rules - bouncebacks, 20 point powers, and no negs.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 10560

Re: Midseason College Poll

If anyone's interested, some contending teams PPB's on each set can be found here. I will point out that the info for Columbia B is very inaccurate - Eamon hasn't been on the team for the past 2 years, and the Penn Bowl team was Wilton Rao, Kailee Pedersen, Saul Hankin, and Shreyas Vissapragada, th...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Jan 03, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 16
Views: 5187

Re: NY NASAT Team?

I have no idea what I'm doing yet this summer. If it's staying in NYC doing research, then I may be able to accompany the team to NASAT (with the caveat that I do not have a car). I would be willing to assist with the selection of a team and/or practices for the team, though.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 96523

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

As for the binary sqbs file the hsquizbowl database asks for, I can't do anything about that since I don't know how SQBS saves its data. I could, however, have some way to export a tournament as a JSON file (which is just a way of storing/sharing data) for uploading to somewhere. At some point I th...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Dec 26, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 31
Views: 17232

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Maryland (February 27, 2016)

I'd prefer if the Christmas Present were run on Saturday evening.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Dec 25, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Christmas Present (side event for "stanford housewrite")
Replies: 6
Views: 10462

Re: Christmas Present (side event for "stanford housewrite")

This is the best Christmas present I've ever received.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT SCT: February 6
Replies: 12
Views: 6942

Re: 2016 NAQT SCT: February 6

Any update on the New England/Northeast site? I know Columbia _could_ host if our hand is forced, but we wouldn't be able to contribute very many house staffers.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Columbia University Collegiate Novice Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3012

Re: Columbia University Collegiate Novice Tournament

There are still lots of spots available for this tournament!
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Winter Tournament - February 14, 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Re: Columbia University Winter Tournament - January 23, 2016

Field (as of 2/5/2016): Bergen (2) East Brunswick (2) Cardinal Spellman (1) Commack (1) Great Neck South (3) High Tech (1) Hunter (3) Lehigh Valley Academy (1) Lexington (1) Livingston (3) Preston (1) Wheatley (2) Wilmington Charter (1) Total: 22/23 ----Have not heard back from these teams, which in...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Winter Tournament - February 14, 2016
Replies: 8
Views: 5325

Columbia University Winter Tournament - February 14, 2016

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased announce our winter quiz bowl tournament, which will be held on Sunday , February 14 in Columbia University's Hamilton Hall. This tournament will be the second of three that comprise the inaugural Columbia Cup series, which culminates in a state cham...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky
Replies: 56
Views: 44991

Re: 2016 NASAT: June 18-19 @ University of Kentucky

it's great and all that people are starting to reevaluate whether NASAT is a good use of their resources, but I'm starting to get a little worried about "we won't register until at least X number of teams register" or "we won't register until NASAT is confirmed" attitudes. Perhaps HSAPQ can keep tra...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Penn (11/7/15)
Replies: 5
Views: 4694

Re: ACF Fall at Penn (11/7/15)

Is the field still at 25 teams, and if so, what's the format of the tournament?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK at Cornell (10/10/2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 3448

Re: BASK at Cornell (10/10/2015)

Ithaca A won, clearing the field 10-0 with Bishop Guertin coming in second. Is there going to be a forum to discuss questions? There were a number of fixable problems with this set that I took notes on. This set was admittedly used before playtesting and final editing took place; I'll request a for...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Columbia University Collegiate Novice Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3012

Columbia University Collegiate Novice Tournament

Hello all, This is the official announcement for the Columbia Collegiate Novice Tournament, being run on December 5th at Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. We will be mirroring the inimitable Delta Burke tournament produced annually by Valencia College's quizbowl coach, Chris Borglum. The criter...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Sep 28, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31035

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Columbia is hosting a BISB mirror in January 23, and will bid for the NAQT state tournament on March 26.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Sep 27, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A unified theory of bonus leadins
Replies: 8
Views: 3818

Re: A unified theory of bonus leadins

Perhaps an addendum to this, that is somewhat useful for writing questions, is that an imperative appears exactly once in most bonus questions - in the first style of bonus leadin, the beginning of the first part would start with something like "[10] Identify this....," and the other two parts do no...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

To publicly answer Mr. Powers' question, waitlisted schools that do not make it into the field will have to register separately for the winter and spring tournaments. The field and waitlist has been updated. If you have registered for this tournament, please check with your students to ensure that y...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 35307

Re: Preseason Poll

Charlie Dees will most likely be playing for Columbia, barring school-related issues.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sun Aug 23, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

A week after the announcement, the 36-team field has been filled! It is still almost two months before the tournament, so if you're interested in competing at this tournament, please register and I will put you on the waitlist. I anticipate a lot of changes to the field in the coming months, and in ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 20157

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

ACF is not obligated to care about high school teams. ACF should not care about arguments that solely consist of "Well, X inconveniences HS teams" or "HS teams would benefit from X". What I think ACF should care about is their bottom line, and I think that the current model is not in the best intere...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

The Columbia Fall Tournament is now 60% full, and it's only been 5 days since the announcement. Thank you to everyone who has registered so far! I anticipate that this tournament will fill up quickly, so register soon! If you are unsure of exactly how many teams you would like to send, but intend to...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 20157

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

I think the policy in place right now incorporates the worst of all possible worlds. In my opinion, if ACF wanted to formally make a good policy for high school teams, it could be one of three of the following (ranked by order of my personal preference; though I think the unanimous agreement is that...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 14648

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

I am still looking for mirrors in Florida, Arizona/NM, Minnesota, Kentucky/Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and Michigan. If you are interested in mirroring or know someone who might be, drop me a line at [email protected].
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

Less than 24 hours after the announcement was sent out, the field has already filled to 25%! Get your registrations in for the Columbia Cup soon so that your team doesn't miss out on the chance to compete at this tournament and at our January 23 winter tournament and the NAQT State Championships on ...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASK is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 22
Views: 14648

Re: BASK is looking for mirrors!

Hoover HS in Alabama, and Loyola Academy in Illinois, will be mirroring this set on November 21st and December 12th, respectively.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

If you can staff this tournament, get in touch with me at [email protected] We anticipate having a full 36 team field, so we'll need as many staffers as we can get!
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Re: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

This post is reserved for field updates. Field (as of 10/4/15): Acton-Boxborough (1) Bergen (2) Bethlehem Central (1) Bronx Science (2) Cardinal Spellman (1) East Brunswick (2) Gotham (2) Half Hollow Hills East (1) Half Hollow Hills West (3) High Tech (2) Hunter College HS (2) Kellenberg (2) Lexingt...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 5833

Columbia University Fall Tournament - October 17, 2015

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased announce our fall quiz bowl tournament, which will be held on Saturday, October 17 in Columbia University's Hamilton Hall. This tournament will be the first of three that comprise the inaugural Columbia Cup series, which, assuming the NAQT bids go th...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement
Replies: 17
Views: 18125

Re: 2015 ACF Fall Global Announcement

When can teams start getting half packet assignments? The first deadline is in pretty much exactly a month.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Tue Aug 11, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Errata
Replies: 23
Views: 3999

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Errata

In round 1, shouldn't "huo yao" be acceptable/promptable for the bonus part on gunpowder? There's literally no reason to include that bonus leadin if it's not.
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 28502

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

What the fuck is the format/organization of SHEIKH/VICO? Are they doubles? triples?
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "This Things I Believe"
Replies: 44
Views: 16245

Re: "This Things I Believe"

I'd like to point out that point #1 does have some basis, especially since a decent number of HS and collegiate tournaments use paper tiebreakers in some way to determine advancement. If you're using PPG or PPB to determine who gets to advance to playoffs or to the finals, then it's grossly unfair t...
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 31035

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Columbia would also like to claim January 23 for our winter tournament, which will probably be held on GSAC, and with PACE NSC-style rules (20 point powers, no negs, bouncebacks). We would also like to claim March 26th for the third tournament in our Columbia Cup series, which will probably be the N...