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by Guile Island
Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16765

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

I'm a free agent for this. Don't expect me to get anything pre-2000, but I should be solid at the newer stuff.
by Guile Island
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11952

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

This should be played at NSC!!! If it gets run at HSNCT in an abridged form, I'd be willing to have the same abridged form mirrored at NSC, provided that it doesn't deplete the field of potential players to the point where running the full set later would become infeasible. You could also, perhaps,...
by Guile Island
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 11952

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

I will gladly play this and get like 5 questions
by Guile Island
Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 32669

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Just a reminder to please register for Nationals ASAP. I know there are a lot of teams out there that have accepted bids, but we need you to actually sign up so we can craft schedules and brackets. Can we get a list of teams who have registered at this point? Would be great to make sure our registr...
by Guile Island
Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27470

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Any chance the Playoff stats from the Michigan site will get posted soon?
by Guile Island
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VIII at Northwestern (March 4, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1646

Re: Jr. Wildcat VIII at Northwestern (March 4, 2017)

Barrington Station B defeated Barrington Station A in a thrilling final to win this tournament. Team Berning Eagles defeated St. Raymond A for 3rd place.

More detailed stats to come when I find time- I'm currently buried under exams and projects, but they should be up in the next few days.
by Guile Island
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 21136

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

Adam Sperber and I will be conducting a joint remembering of guys for this set. We don't know much about baseball.
by Guile Island
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FRENCH Open
Replies: 9
Views: 3864

Re: FRENCH Open

I had a blast playing this set. It had some of the polish problems listed above, but it also had a ton of questions on exciting material and felt more fun and fresh than the 2 CO History events I've played. Keep up the good work!
by Guile Island
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OAT Mirror @ ND
Replies: 5
Views: 2298

Re: OAT Mirror @ ND

Northwestern would definitely be interested in an April 1 tournament and possibly in an April 15 one.
by Guile Island
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 44041

Re: 2017 ICT bids

NAQT is pleased to announce that Stephen Eltinge and Jacob Reed will be serving as guest editors of NAQT’s 2017 Division I Sectional Championship Tournament set. ... In exchange for their services, Yale University will receive two editorial autobids to the Division I ICT. Unlike hosting autobids, t...
by Guile Island
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 35878

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

My teammmates cannot actually come to this, so Northwestern is dropping from the field and I'm a free agent now. Send me an e-mail/PM/Facebook message if you would like to solicit my services for the main event!
by Guile Island
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)
Replies: 14
Views: 9905

Re: NAQT Illinois State 2017: 02-11 @ Illinois (Urbana)

For those wanting to join our Team Illinois scrimmage, stop by DKH Room 114 at 1:00. This document will help you grab lunch. However do not attempt to go to silver mine since they closed a bit less than a year ago (do go to cravings and get hot and spicy chicken or jakarta fried rice or masala fish...
by Guile Island
Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VIII at Northwestern (March 4, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1646

Jr. Wildcat VIII at Northwestern (March 4, 2017)

Northwestern Quizbowl is pleased to announce another edition of the annual Jr. Wildcat middle school tournament to be held on Saturday, March 4th, 2017. This tournament is restricted to students from grades 6-8. I, Dylan Minarik, will be directing the tournament again this year. Location: Jr. Wildca...
by Guile Island
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 18174

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

I will play this as long as it's run at a time I'm available for. Shoot me a message if you want to team up.
by Guile Island
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52364

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

might have a vanity packet prepared by then, who knows
by Guile Island
Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday- the tournament ran quite well with only one packet-related hiccup along the way. Congrats to Chicago, Michigan, Illinois, and Kenyon on their trophy wins! A jacket was left behind in Kresge yesterday that I took home with me- send me a PM if you think it's ...
by Guile Island
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 24109

Re: It's Lit

I'm playing this with Ike, at least until I neg too much and he sends me to the gulag. Hooray!
by Guile Island
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315316

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I will gladly continue to play and answer Pokemon/internet content questions as long as people are willing to write them!
by Guile Island
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: There Will Be Stock Clues
Replies: 31
Views: 15623

Re: There Will Be Stock Clues

:party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
by Guile Island
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)

With just over 1 month to go before the tournament, our field is sitting nicely at 16 teams with a few schools possibly adding additional teams. Get those registrations in!
by Guile Island
Sat Sep 03, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 13091

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

I don't see why I won't play CO again.

Don't expect me to get sick buzzes in large quantities, but I'm an ok enough surface generalist at this level that I'll get a decent amount of points. Looking for a fun group of people that can win a few games, especially if we've never teamed up before.
by Guile Island
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 13581

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

Mike McCauley has graduated, but from the conversations I've had with Adam Silverman, it looks like he's going to play things as long as school permits.

So Northwestern A for next year will be myself, Greg, Adam, and Max Rong.
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Guerilla Action Packet Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3602

Re: Guerilla Action Packet Tournament

I will gladly embarrass myself again at one of these!

I might be searching for a collaborator on a packet, too. Hit me up.
by Guile Island
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 27470

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

I'd play this if it isn't too inconvenient for me to get to a site!
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)

This post is reserved for field updates. Our current cap is 24 teams , with a strong possibility of expansion if we can secure enough moderators. CURRENT FIELD as of 10/17 Michigan State x2 Northern Illinois x1 Illinois x4 Notre Dame x2 Eureka x2 Kenyon x1 Knox x3 Northern Michigan x1 UChicago x5 Va...
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 15, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)
Replies: 7
Views: 4530

2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Great Lakes site of ACF Fall 2016 , to be held at Northwestern University on Saturday, 5 November 2016 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. This year's Great Lakes Mirror...
by Guile Island
Sat Aug 13, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Celebs Are At It Again
Replies: 12
Views: 5731

Re: The Celebs Are At It Again

:party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
by Guile Island
Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4060

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

I generally thought the Jazz in this tournament was quite good, with the exception of the stride piano TU - the leadin made it very apparent to me that this is a style of jazz piano, so I was pretty much already out of options and took the plunge shortly after. Will have more in a few days, hopefully.
by Guile Island
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory: Summer Side Event
Replies: 15
Views: 8850

Re: Listory: Summer Side Event

Do you have scoresheets/stats for the Michigan site?

This was a lot of fun, by the way - I think the 2 part related bonuses were executed pretty well and it made the event fit into a weekend of side-events much better.
by Guile Island
Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 7487

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

I'm not an NAQT writer, but I'll add that I've only ever been treated wonderfully and respectfully by members and other higher-up when staffing their events, to the point that staffing -NCT's is one of the things I anticipate doing the most in the Spring.
by Guile Island
Sun Jul 24, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60162

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

This tournament rocked my socks. I'm already getting excited for Round 2 in 2018.
by Guile Island
Fri Jul 01, 2016 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Not Another Trash Tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 6543

Re: Not Another Trash Tournament

An update: The distribution is altered to reflect that this tournament is now tossups only since nobody likes trash bonuses anyways and it works better for where it's being played. All answerlines are claimed, so you better take those descriptions seriously. Tournament is about 26% complete, so we'...
by Guile Island
Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player
Replies: 8
Views: 17075

Re: Becoming and Being a Great Science Player

Someone should sticky this - if only for the science component, but there's a lot of good life advice in here as well as it turns out. Ike I agree and have stickied this for now - I predict that it will eventually go in the "best of the best" forum but I'd like it to see a good amount of time in th...
by Guile Island
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 43911

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

Wynaut wrote:Have you received a packet from Chris Borglum et. al. yet? Dylan says he submitted it days ago.
It's marked as submitted in the team formation sheet, so I think we're fine, though I never got a confirmation.
by Guile Island
Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eternal Sonata (video game music)
Replies: 23
Views: 9030

Re: Eternal Sonata (video game music)

I'm playing this at Michigan. Now's your chance to grab me as a teammate, assuming it gets run as at least doubles there.
by Guile Island
Thu May 26, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10322

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

Auks Ran Ova wrote:Since both Dylan and I have to fight a goddamn robot, please delay the reading of these packets accordingly. Thaaaaanks
we just gotta take out the defense node first and we'll be done in no time
by Guile Island
Tue May 24, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 22620

Re: ACRONYM IX @ HSNCT - May 29, 2016

Unfortunately, Ryan Rosenberg had to drop from our team due to not realizing the tournament was on Sunday.

If anybody is brave enough to join myself, Andrew Wang, and Morgan Venkus for this tournament, we'd love to have you. You know how to reach me.

EDIT: Victor Prieto has joined our party.
by Guile Island
Mon May 23, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 11789

Re: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016

I'll play this again. Would like to play with some fun folks who know some stuff.
by Guile Island
Tue May 17, 2016 3:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT
Replies: 31
Views: 10322

Re: LIMITLESS INDALECIO / INSANITY PRELUDE at HSNCT

I am playing this and am searching for teammates. You may know me as one of the guys who won the original ACFNATIONALS.

As far as time, Sunday night is a no-go because of ACRONYM, so Saturday night is my top choice.
by Guile Island
Tue May 10, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)
Replies: 29
Views: 13370

Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

I'll play this, but don't expect me to get any questions or anything.
by Guile Island
Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 13714

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Chris Borglum, Billy Beyer, and I are looking for another teammate, preferably someone who is fun to play with and will get a few questions. Slide into my inbox if you think that can be you!
by Guile Island
Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016
Replies: 14
Views: 7139

Re: CAR RIDE - 4/15/2016

While we were in our CAR RIDE on Friday night An Actual Clue From The Tournament was being demonstrated on our campus. I guess the best art does imitate life!
by Guile Island
Wed Apr 13, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315316

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'm about 35% done with LIMITLESS INDALECIO, a 20/20 JRPG packet intended to exceed the difficulty of ACFNATIONALS. I intend to use this packet as sort of a difficulty barometer for CULEX, a hypothetical JRPG tournament slated to take place in the next couple of years. I would like to run it at HSN...
by Guile Island
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Nats Predictions
Replies: 9
Views: 4421

Re: Nats Predictions

We manage to take Chicago A to tiebreakers yet again, only to be foiled when, in a tie situation after the first two, John snags a tossup on Fawlty Towers on the first clue for the win.
by Guile Island
Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 8126

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion

The wording in the "masses" tossup might call for a bit of fixing, since the Lord Nelson Mass is just another nickname for the Mass in Troubled Times, but the way the tossup is worded makes it sound like they're different works. The tossup on "production functions" should probably straight up accept...
by Guile Island
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 35608

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

Rob has joined us, just FYI
by Guile Island
Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 18175

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016

Not to be intrusive, but is there a reason the Northwestern mirror hasn't posted a forum announcement, even though their tournament is only days away? We don't have the resources to run anything more than a tournament for the small amount of teams (us, Illinois, WUSTL, Michigan, and Chicago A/B) wh...
by Guile Island
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60162

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Adam Sperber and I are looking for teammates for this. I know music, video games, and other miscellany, and Sperber knows some music + TV/Movies that he has seen. You should team up with us, especially if you're a cool cat who knows sports! EDIT: holy shit I can't believe I used the phrase "other mi...