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by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)

Pertinent Info: This tournament will run in Jimenez Hall, Room 0220 . Note that this is the larger auditorium in the basement (for those of you more acquainted with the bowels of the JMZ), rather than our usual meeting room of 0105. I've made this choice because we've got 24 teams signed up right no...
by DumbJaques
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)

Field bump - we're around 22-24 right now, so registration is going to close imminently; email me ASAP if you want to register, but no guarantees after Saturday. Also, please note that the field list has additionally been updated with moderator/buzzer figures; if any number listed next to your team ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bayou-a-Drank 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 3233

Re: Bayou-a-Drank 2012

Does this tournament have more than 7 packets now? Because if it doesn't, I don't see why you'd bother keeping a pretty iffy 7-packet tournament on lockdown until January. I'd be surprised to hear anyone else wanted to host this now that the season is underway and would thereupon discourage them fro...
by DumbJaques
Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)

This tournament is filling up very quickly, with around 16 teams signed up so far. There's still space, but not a lot of it, so if you're interested in attending you should let me know ASAP.
by DumbJaques
Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: squabble about team staff vs. host staff (ex-Maryland Novice)
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

Re: squabble about team staff vs. host staff (ex-Maryland Novice

I remain unable to parse various posts in this thread, though my understanding of the situation with VCU specifically is that both staffers would have to come anyway due to the usual "older people have to drive because younger people usually don't have cars" situation so familiar to all of us. I mig...
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: squabble about team staff vs. host staff (ex-Maryland Novice)
Replies: 15
Views: 3642

Re: Collegiate Novice at UMCP (9/29/2012)

I find it pretty unfair that one of our drivers is going to be stuck with nothing to do. There's 6 moderators and 6 scorekeepers needed (not counting potential house teams which could bump this by 1-2 each). With potentially 8 team provided staffers (upwards of 2 of whom are good moderators), why c...
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QUARK Mirror at GWU 11/10/12
Replies: 23
Views: 7562

Re: QUARK Mirror at GWU 11/10/12

So I was looking at the rail line schedules a bit. Maybe I'm misreading them, but do the blue and orange lines stop at foggy bottom on weekends? I saw the stop on the weekday route but not the weekend. Also do you recommend a station that will have good parking for the day? Most of the ones I've fo...
by DumbJaques
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 4510

Re: Hip-Hop Tournament

This sounds glorious, assuming I'm at HSNCT, ICT or wherever it's hosted this year I'll definitely play this. Otherwise I'll be hoping some other place around here will mirror it. Either way I'll need teammates The most likely mirror site for a tournament with nearly 200 tossups about hip-hop that'...
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Abbreviated) College Preview, 2012-2013 Season
Replies: 36
Views: 10083

Re: (Abbreviated) College Preview, 2012-2013 Season

That really hurts Chris. I think he's saying I underranked you. Unless you are hurt by Chris rating you highly. That. As I noted last year, people never gave Aaron Rosenberg that much credit for Brown's performances despite him being the best player on that team. I can't imagine why anyone wouldn't...
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (CANCELED FOR MO)
Replies: 21
Views: 4308

Re: Bruce Arthur's Amazing Planet (11/17/12 at Minnesota Open)

I can't do it, but you can have all five of my tossups on transform faults in literature. You know, for a nominal fee.
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/13/12)

Yeah, we'll go ahead and set it for 10/14/12.
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Recent Events Challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: 2012 Recent Events Challenge

The prize is free Bryce Avery questions??? Is it too late to sign up?
by DumbJaques
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/13/12)

Based on the responses I've received so far, it sounds like the best date is Sunday, 10/14, but I'll keep it open for another couple of days to see if I'm overlooking anything.
by DumbJaques
Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

Re: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/13/12)

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13477 Hmm. . . thanks for the heads up. 10/6 and 10/20 are both home football games for Maryland, which adds a number of parking/logistics hassles. I'm amenable to moving the date based on what people are able to make. Hosting on a Sunday is also a possibility, so I'd invite int...
by DumbJaques
Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)
Replies: 26
Views: 9339

IFT Mirror at Maryland (10/14/12)

The University of Maryland - College Park will be hosting a mirror of the Illinois Fall Tournament, an inaugural house-written event unsurprisingly written by Illinois. This event is designed as an easier tournament in the vein of ACF Fall or MUT, so we hope to see both new and established circuit t...
by DumbJaques
Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Social Science Side Tournament
Replies: 7
Views: 1608

Re: Social Science Side Tournament

So, a long time ago, Jerry and I wrote the philosophy half of a SS/P tournament that will assuredly now never be realized in its original form. I can't speak for him, but I'd really hate it if my questions never got played and would love to contribute them to an event like this one - of course, I've...
by DumbJaques
Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15417

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Me and Bryn's team has merged with Jon Pinyan and Stephanie Yuen's team for the main event. In that case, it appears we're looking at 8 teams. I guess I suggest full rr (7 games) + playoff rr in brackets of four (3); this notably leaves no packet left over for a final, but considering the top teams...
by DumbJaques
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15417

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I think the delay in seeing Gary's post stemmed from it not being approved, but we should have a packet destination up now. Since there have been no other formal announcements, I guess I'll set the schedule as follows: Saturday: KABO, then myth, then movies Sunday: Bayou, then Tech, then basketball ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15417

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I have no strong objections to that schedule, though it may be more prudent to run Bayou before technology.
by DumbJaques
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

the even more lamentable decision to include that tossup in the final 20 To be clear, this was not a "decision." I mostly just copied and pasted without reading the questions. Making decisions wasn't part of my job description. Apologies - I think I was under the impression that the setup was more ...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Which of these stood out as problematic? Not really any of them, because I don't remember these questions listing random alphanumeric symbols until arriving at a giveaway (or not!) - look, we all know what the problem with that packet was, and it wasn't those tossups. While I didn't mind it THAT mu...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15417

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

As anticipated, like a dozen people told me at CO that they were planning on coming to this tournament, but were waiting for like one or two more quality squads to join the field. I will leave it to You the Reader to conclude the inevitable result of this approach, but it would be great if everyone ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Yeah, I'm unequivocally in favor of having Charles hop onto a team to give us 17 and do the full round robin. For one thing, it's already less time than a 19-team round robin, which is good. By combining his stuff with the least-serciveable packet, we also raise the packet quality floor. Most import...
by DumbJaques
Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 39710

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Hey, if anyone is looking to kill some time tomorrow, I'll be in Chicago all day, most likely hanging out in the vicinity of the Loop. My potential slate of activities includes sighing audibly in the presence of Cy Twombly works, narrowly avoiding death in the Dark Knight human stampede on Michigan ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)
Replies: 65
Views: 18225

Re: PRELIM: WELD (Wildly Experimental Literature Doubles)

See my post in the History Doubles thread for a more detailed explication of why switching the events is bad, but basically: You can't totally flip the schedule a few days before the event after everyone has set their travel plans. As far as I can tell, this tournament was (as soon as it had a firm ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I plan on playing both events; however, I booked a Sunday flight in anticipation of this tournament taking place in the announced slot (that is, I'm ok if I have to miss a few rounds of WELD, but would be super pissed if I had to miss a few rounds of history doubles). Considering the tournament is h...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

Our packet will be in by the deadline. On the schedule issue, I cast an exceptionally strong vote that we go for the full round robin. It's a 20-tossup side event, and the rounds go very, very quickly. It's also going to act as Sunday's main event, more or less (as it will be significantly longer th...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 10, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15417

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

CAHLFS was played at NASAT and talked about afterwards. Considering it's a tossup-only summer trash tournament to be attended by many people who didn't play CAHLFS, I don't think that rules it out at all. It might make it a possible candidate to run concurrently with another event, but I think the ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 10, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 75
Views: 15417

Re: UMD mirror of KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Since there doesn't seem to be many people signing up for this tournament, would it make any sense to just have a draft of the people that show up if the number of teams stays really small? I'm always intrigued by draft ideas, though in fact we discovered at Sack that a very small group actually ta...
by DumbJaques
Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?
Replies: 26
Views: 12578

Re: Is QuizBowl an inherent "con" of knowledge?

As swiftly as list knowledge will desert you in the face of increasingly higher-quality tossups, it will be several orders of magnitude less useful when conversing with increasingly higher-quality minds. Someone who is really able to think critically about Conrad (and in fact has read the book, is m...
by DumbJaques
Thu Jul 05, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Social science in high school quizbowl
Replies: 10
Views: 5159

Social science in high school quizbowl

Split from the search for a housewrite to use in Missouri thread --Mgmt. That makes sense, although it's difficult for me to imagine that overall set quality would be less important than .5/.5 fewer SS. . . hopefully the other sets are serviceable. I actually really disagree that there's a problem ...
by DumbJaques
Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3530

Re: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?

There was going to be an announcement put up last night, but after fleeing from a series of power line explosions on Route 1 it was discovered that CP (like most everywhere else around DC right now) is without power. As soon as that situation is remedied, Paul will have an announcement up. I can con...
by DumbJaques
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Looking for a good housewrite to mirror in November
Replies: 13
Views: 3547

Re: Looking for a good housewrite to mirror in November

Is there a reason the Maryland set couldn't be slightly modified by, say, replacing the trash? That wouldn't take all that much work, and Isaac did a great job with difficulty control this year.
by DumbJaques
Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I propose a quizbowl video project
Replies: 24
Views: 6079

Re: I propose a quizbowl video project

I will only support this if it reunites the unparalleled broadcasting tandem of myself and Ted Gioia doing color commentary. It's not clear to me what the point would be otherwise.
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3530

Re: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?

The last email I have from Kurtis (to reiterate: I'm not coordinating this tournament) implies that some other third party is going to make a final determination regarding whether Maryland is going to be the site. I'm not sure who this mysterious benefactor is, but if it's simply a fictional creatio...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3530

Re: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?

I'm not under the impression that anyone has emailed Paul, but we're good to go on our end.
by DumbJaques
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I can staff this, assuming my transportation situation allows it and no one expects me to correctly pronounce things that sound Spanish. I will support this cause by making the intense personal sacrifice of replacing my packet's required Spanish history questions with more tossups on the Middle Eas...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 25749

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

Given the excellent distribution and writing competence of the people putting this tournament together, I would be happy to see this act as a CULT-like national trash championship - a huge market niche that has been entirely unexplored since that one year we actually had a CULT.
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?
Replies: 13
Views: 3530

Re: KABO/other august 4-5 events mirror in DC area?

Maryland is good to go with this, providing Kurtis/whatever appropriate party gets in touch with Paul and hammers out details. In terms of side events, I'm aware of that tossup-only trash tournament that allegedly might not have sucked, and not much else. I assume that a few stray Mike Cheyne packet...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August
Replies: 76
Views: 12676

Re: Taking VCU Open's Spot in August

Maryland would be available to host this and any other backyard brawls; I would probably drive to Pittsburgh, but it seems somewhat less convenient for the field as a whole than the DC area. A bunch of stuff has been held in the DC area recently though, so I wouldn't object if people felt the need t...
by DumbJaques
Thu May 17, 2012 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15201

Re: History Bowl Discussion

What I meant here is that if we're told this is a history tournament, we should not have to know anything about science to answer any of the questions. Well, I'd recommend reviewing your notes on the wheel for the tournament's post-Hittite distribution. Also, Jesus, even if everything you said were...
by DumbJaques
Sun May 06, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 9887

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

Dude, I wrote that tossup before the Great Danticatastrophe - just check the date in the link, it's the FIRST question written! And it's entirely about Krik? Krak! and Breath, Eyes, Memory, the only two Danticat things I'd ever want to see show up in quizbowl. That question is the exact opposite of ...
by DumbJaques
Tue May 01, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 40075

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

I'll definitely be playing this, and am looking for a teammate.
by DumbJaques
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20103

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Tu Bishvat It sounds like this maybe used to be more popular among some groups of Jewish people in the middle ages. Oh, who cares, I bet Matt Jackson will get it, pull the trigger! I don't know, maybe I'm being too much my own stereotype, but I knew that holiday since eighth grade just from having ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20103

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

This is really just my next point, but it's getting it's own post because it's super-important that YOU KNUCKLEHEADS LISTEN THE FUCK UP: Hey, teams writing nationals packets, here's the deal: You guys remember how packet submission works, right? Presumably many of you have even worked on your own pa...
by DumbJaques
Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 20103

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

I've got plenty to say about this tournament (much good, some less) but have papers to write at the moment, so I just wanted to pop in and make a few observations: -This tournament obviously worked hard to address the issues that plagued last year; the editors deserve our serious appreciation for wh...
by DumbJaques
Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland
Replies: 49
Views: 31798

Re: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland

If anyone is in town this afternoon, Jeff Amoros and I will be prepping for this tournament by launching bricks and screaming out names of minor Transylvanian nobles (#ready4Bruce) at Maryland's Rec Center. If people want to get some quizbowl basketball going, drop me a line.
by DumbJaques
Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland
Replies: 49
Views: 31798

Re: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland

Yeah, Susan's got this covered. There's no real reason I can think of for you to spend the night in the district (which will be far more expensive and far less convenient for Saturday morning travel), unless of course you're planning to attend An Evening of Sophistication with Andray Blatche. The me...
by DumbJaques
Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 15201

Re: History Bowl Discussion

Oh, as Matt requested, logistics feedback: We happened to have a car this year, but any other year and it probably would have been a real hassle. I'd suggest investigating more easily-accessible options next year (UIC? I can't remember what happened with that, perhaps there was a logistical reason t...