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by DumbJaques
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

One more thing: I've heard from some coaches that there was concern over the bracket structure we used, both in terms of seeding, and in terms of playoff format. I'll address each of these. On seeding: This was in part a result of the sudden drops that forced us to revamp our schedule - we had to ch...
by DumbJaques
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

Congratulations to Dublin Scioto, who won Ohio's 2018 State Championship Tournament in the 2nd game of a thrilling advantaged final against Beavercreek. Congratulations are also due to Beavercreek, who were neck and neck with Dublin the entire way. Each of the first two games were decided by a singl...
by DumbJaques
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

A week out, the field is at 30; this is a fine number to work with, but I'm also happy to go to 32, if any stragglers wish to sign up. 32 will be the cap, though.

A logistics email will go out today, but all the crucial info is available in the post above. Looking forward to seeing everyone.
by DumbJaques
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

Update: First, the field currently stands at 31. I am likely imposing a 36-team cap, so any stragglers should sign up *very* soon. Remember that you are not registered until you complete the google form, but every team listed here is good to go. The opening meeting will take place in Independence Ha...
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck
Replies: 11
Views: 7106

Re: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck

I also think I don't have a team (I can't remember if I do??). Anyway I sometimes suck and sometimes don't suck, but you really won't know until it's too late for everyone.
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

Re: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

Update: I've heard from some coaches that there may be issues with school system bureaucracies processing payment by the day of the tournament. I completely understand this - just contact me ahead of time, and we'll work something out. Field: Miami Valley Northmont Copley A Copley B Beavercreek Solo...
by DumbJaques
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State
Replies: 5
Views: 3864

NAQT Ohio State Championship: 4/7/18 at Ohio State

The Ohio State University Academic Team is proud to announce the return of Ohio's NAQT High School State Championship Tournament to OSU this spring. The tournament will be held Saturday, April 7 , at Ohio State's Columbus campus. Registration will begin at 8:15 AM, with rounds beginning at 9:00 shar...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 12324

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

but this tournament had a different audience, and I think experienced college lit players should know Chabon enough to get him there. I'll have more to say about difficulty in the other thread, but this tournament definitely was harder than we wanted originally but I think that's probably better wi...
by DumbJaques
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 12324

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

a list of really, really difficult lit answerlines / bonuses, so it's all in one place (disclaimer: maybe some of these aren't hard; I tried to filter out the ones that were just "I don't know lit" and focus on things other people also remarked as being hard, or which I'd never even seen come up be...
by DumbJaques
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7490

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Mad respect (and much gratitude) to the MSU club, who managed to, miraculously, avoid something disastrous happening to torpedo this event. I say "miraculously" because, at the beginning of round 1 this morning, we had approximately 5 packets. ("Approximately," because packet 1 was missing two histo...
by DumbJaques
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Congratulations to Michigan State, who defeated Kentucky in the first game of an advantaged final to win ACF Fall. Wright State won the DII title in impressive fashion, as the only DII team in the top bracket and certainly the only one in the mix for the overall title. CMU C took our second-place DI...
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Also, we have the BUMPY set (a visual movie tournament), and will run it after the main event if interest is sufficient.
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

The field is now set for this event. Please meet in Enarson 245. We will begin registration at 8:15, with rounds to begin at 8:45. If you are late and have not contacted me with a compelling reason, we will begin reading round 1 without you.
by DumbJaques
Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 8403

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I think Collin is being too hard on himself here about the delays. Yeah, it got a little crazy early on, but we made up some time. I also think Collin is to be commended for being extremely responsive to feedback when a couple teams pointed out that the initial schedule was suboptimal and needed upd...
by DumbJaques
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

We're approaching our field cap, so anyone interested in the tournament should definitely contact me asap.
by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?
Replies: 5
Views: 3700

The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?

I know there's been discussion of this issue in various threads, but I wanted to centralize and generate discussion about the more exigent issue (what are we going to do about this?), rather than why we find ourselves in this position to begin with (infinite one-off subject packets, etc.). As far as...
by DumbJaques
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

Re: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

Running Field: Carnegie Mellon: 2 teams, 2 buzzers Michigan: 4 teams, 3 buzzers Kenyon: 2 teams Wright State: 1 team, 1 buzzer Miami University 2 teams, 2 buzzers Michigan State: 3 teams, ? buzzers Case Western Reserve University: 1 team, 1 buzzers Western Kentucky University: 2 teams, 2 buzzers Lo...
by DumbJaques
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3861

ACF Fall 2017 at Ohio State (11/4/17)

I am pleased to announce the Great Lakes site of ACF Fall 2017 , to be held at The Ohio State University on Saturday, November 4 2017 . ACF Fall is the premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we're looking forward to seeing a number of new and returning faces. The tournament w...
by DumbJaques
Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40414

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

I'm not sure if this is possible given staff concerns, but I'd suspect a scab team could likely be rounded up yo avoid a bye. I also encourage anyone on the fence to join said scab team, becauze this tournament is going to be s wonderful experience.
by DumbJaques
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40414

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Is there anything happening before the 8:00 PM party start time on Friday night?
by DumbJaques
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40414

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Clark unfortunately had to drop, so we're looking for someone else for Thought Monstrosity.
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 16656

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

I'd like to take some time to reflect and look at the set before posting in full. For now though, I think I'll just note that as far as I have been able to discern, nobody sent Ike any nasty messages. If that is indeed the case, I think it's pretty dubious to clearly suggest otherwise in a public fo...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40414

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Yeah, I'd rather have Aidan's set get the showing it deserves - perhaps as a side event at the Spring Open weekend? But I do think we should set tricon up as an official event, either Friday night or as the final thing Sunday (with apologies to the Chuck Berry enthusiasts, that seems like an awfully...
by DumbJaques
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts Discussion
Replies: 9
Views: 5060

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts Discussion

I thought this set was well-written, creative, and fun to play - all in all, a top-quality production that we could only expect from Jordan. I did want to take some time though to single out one way in which I thought this set was far more than good, and indeed was truly outstanding: This tournament...
by DumbJaques
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 7796

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

To be clear, I don't think you aren't the right person to edit this project, but rather that if you did, it would probably be better to use a modified editing model given the confluence of the subject and your style. Conversely, I think you are a fine choice to take a major role in writing for a col...
by DumbJaques
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament
Replies: 34
Views: 15810

Re: Naveed Bork Memorial Tournament

Matt Wiener and I are playing this together (and, I think, still looking for a team).
by DumbJaques
Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 7796

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

Hey, as perhaps the foremost critic of Modern World I, I'm going to make a suggestion that I hope is taken very seriously here: Use many, many writers for this set. While Will has certainly addressed many of the issues that plagued MWI, it won't be at all a controversial statement to say that his qu...
by DumbJaques
Wed Jul 05, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)
Replies: 104
Views: 40414

Re: Michigan Side Event Weekend (August 19th-20th)

Looking for teammates for everything but SACRONYM.
by DumbJaques
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Open Summer Practices at Ohio State
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

Open Summer Practices at Ohio State

Hey all, OSU will be hosting a once-a-week open practice this summer (time and day of the week TBA - see poll). We'll probably have a mix of high school, college, and open players, and will read questions appropriate to the audience that shows up. So, if you're in Columbus-ish, you should come! Inte...
by DumbJaques
Tue May 09, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 22387

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I'm in, would prefer NASAT Saturday/side event Sunday (and perhaps also Saturday night; all quizbowl all the time, etc).
by DumbJaques
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 7959

Re: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

Entirely willing to believe this year's packet doesn't constitute much of an example of the problem (indeed, one reason this practice is so damaging is that players could have been led to negs out of anticipation of the packet following previous traditions). Practically speaking, I'd say the best wa...
by DumbJaques
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 7959

Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

The last three years at ACF Nationals, we've enjoyed some outstanding performances in the title rounds (some of us got to watch these performances quite closely indeed!). We've also seen, all three years, final scores that were a notch lower than the other playoff games involving the two teams. Addi...
by DumbJaques
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 42850

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

So, this is obviously reprehensible behavior that (I really hope) Ike will reflect on and correct. I think it would be a mistake for this thread to be a screed against a problematic action taken by one person (this point, though, would sure be helped by Ike showing up and briefly addressing the conc...
by DumbJaques
Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

Michigan defeated OSU B in the second game of an advantaged final to win the OSU site of EMT. Full stats will be up shortly. EDIT: Stats are up at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4374/stats/all_games/ Thanks to all staffers who came out, particularly given the amount of team/staffer drops w...
by DumbJaques
Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

This tournament will take place in the Enarson Classroom Building, with registration starting at 8:30 in Room 230. Rounds will start at 9:00 AM sharp. The best place to park is the Tuttle Garage at 2050 Tuttle Park Pl . A logistics email detailing the schedule, etc. should have been received by all ...
by DumbJaques
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford American Tournament @ CWRU 4/15/17 *CANCELLED*
Replies: 1
Views: 1080

Re: Oxford American Tournament @ CWRU (Cleveland, OH) 4/15/1

Who's signed up to go to this tournament?
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

Field updated (there's still room available, but teams should contact me IMMEDIATELY if they want to add).


A full logistics email will be sent out this week, but please make checks out "The Academic Team at the Ohio State University."
by DumbJaques
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open?
Replies: 15
Views: 7624

Re: The Second Summer Open?

For a long time now, I've been meaning to get together a singles tournament of speedcheck-plus-length questions (as in: A real singles tournament, rather than speedcheck shootot; you play head-to-head games like normal, but with teams of one). I'd consider trying to get it together for a side event ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

With this tournament about a week and a half away, I wanted to remind teams to shoot me an email registering (anyone listed in the field is officially registered, so you're good). I've heard interest from other schools, but am still waiting for confirmations.
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)
Replies: 14
Views: 7725

Re: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)

Northern Midwest: Case Western Reserve University (April 15th) Though I have reservations about whether it would be worth a trip to play this in its present state the weekend before Nationals (something like May, or later in April, would be a different story), in general I really want to support th...
by DumbJaques
Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

Date officially changed to Sunday, 4/2/2017. Updated field posted.
by DumbJaques
Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: DATE SET: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Ohio State

Hey all, Due to the nefarious machinations of the OSU scheduling department, it now seems like it will be very difficult to hang on to a suitable set of rooms for April 1. Since this weekend worked so well for everyone, rather than move the tournament to another week, I'm inclined to host it Sunday ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Ohio State (DATE POLL)

Date locked in for April 1. Looking forward time seeing you all there!
by DumbJaques
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Ohio State (DATE POLL)

Barring objections, this tournament will almost certainly be on April 1. Will confirm the date shortly unless I hear outcry otherwise.
by DumbJaques
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 33716

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

On the off chance anyone is heading to the party from the Detroit area, I get in at 7:30 and would love to catch a ride, if it's convenient.
by DumbJaques
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)
Replies: 13
Views: 5684

DATE CHANGE: EMT at Ohio State (now SUNDAY, 4/2/17)

The Ohio State Academic Team is pleased to announce a mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (full announcement at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19515 ). This will be an undergraduate tournament , with difficulty aiming for markedly easier than regular. We encourage any ...
by DumbJaques
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 33716

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Mich

My team (me, Clark Smith, Athena Kern) has had a drop - currently seeking someone to join our roving band if misfits. Especially someone who knows science.
by DumbJaques
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4482

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

I thought this was a fantastic tournament, certainly the best this year, and as good of a regular event as I've played in a while. Of course, given the editing staff, you didn't expect any issues - but I also thought this tournament had some really great content that rewarded areas of knowledge (or ...
by DumbJaques
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 8526

Re: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to scheduling issues for a number of teams, this tournament has been moved one day later. As reflected in the announcement, it is now SUNDAY, December 4th. Also field has been updated. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
by DumbJaques
Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 8526

DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16

The OSU academic team is pleased to announce a mirror of Terrapin, to be held Sunday, December 4 at the Ohio State University (apparently you have to say "the" or the ghost of Woody Hayes appears and beats you to death with a a buckeye. Whatever that is). This will be a regular difficulty tournament...