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by Guile Island
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 13690

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

I am not very good at CO-level material, but I should still be able to get a decent amount of questions as the day goes on. Let me know if you want to team up, especially if we've never played a tournament together before!
by Guile Island
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:55 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 4106

Re: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)

Congratulations to Barrington Station A, who defeated Daniel Wright A in a one-game final for 1st place. Aptakisic A took home 3rd place by defeating Keith A in another placement game. Full statistics should hopefully be up by the end of the day tomorrow. Since we didn't have stats ready to give out...
by Guile Island
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 12615

Re: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016

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by Guile Island
Sun Feb 21, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11580

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

Do you have any sort of tentative schedule for side events? I know that I'll personally drive down Sunday for anything that runs on a second day but it would be nice to know what events are being run when.
by Guile Island
Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 11170

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

In the Duke/UCF/Northwestern packet, the tossup on Zen Buddhism (which I wrote, so send all complaints to that one to me) had an extra sentence fragment in some point that didn't belong there during the clue about Bodhidarma staring at a wall for 9 years.
by Guile Island
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 35589

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

I'll play this cause I like quizbowl, but I'm not a great science player by any means. Let me know if you want to have fun and team up, though.

EDIT: Jason Asher and I are playing this together.
by Guile Island
Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Specific Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 5180

Re: Specific Questions

The tossup on Martin Luther was the only real clunker that I remember from playing: I remember just sitting there letting all of these famous clues about the Luther Bible fly over my head because I didn't think they would be appearing so early in the tossup. Is my Luther knowledge just incredibly mi...
by Guile Island
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 10536

Re: Midseason College Poll

Do note that our PPB at Missouri Open is a bit inflated, since Morgan Venkus jumped on board our team making us an open team. Morgan is not enrolled at Northwestern, so he won't be playing any tournaments with us.
by Guile Island
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 4106

Re: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)

After a storm of registrations, we have reached our field cap of 24. I have started a waitlist in case teams have to drop before the 27th.
by Guile Island
Wed Jan 06, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 4106

Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)

Northwestern Quizbowl is pleased to announce another edition of the annual Jr. Wildcat middle school tournament to be held on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. This tournament is restricted to students from grades 6-8. I, Dylan Minarik, will be directing the tournament again this year. Location: Jr. Wi...
by Guile Island
Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: You Gotta Know Holy Roman Emperors
Replies: 5
Views: 4498

Re: You Gotta Know Holy Roman Emperors

This list seems decent on first glance except for the glaring omission of Maria Theresa. Generally anybody involved in any major wars or religious events like the Reformation are good to know about.
by Guile Island
Sun Jan 03, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Middle School Tournament at Northwestern University?
Replies: 3
Views: 5038

Re: Middle School Tournament at Northwestern University?

This year's Junior Wildcat will be on February 27th. Once I'm back at school and can reserve rooms this coming Monday I'll have a full announcement up.
by Guile Island
Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)
Replies: 19
Views: 11580

Re: "stanford housewrite" @ UChicago (3/5/16)

We should run some side events at this! I'd be up for anything like Eyes, Will's set, or a trash set like BUTT
by Guile Island
Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Understanding science topics
Replies: 18
Views: 8023

Re: Understanding science topics

All in all, textbooks and notes are really the way to go to become a great science player. I certainly am not one, but I know that reading Campbell's Biology (a very popular AP Bio book) thoroughly alone should turn you into a pretty darn good bio player at the high school level. I haven't really re...
by Guile Island
Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 3: audio music event at HSNCT, NSC
Replies: 36
Views: 19670

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 3: An audio music tournament

every year i say i won't be at hsnct and you people keep announcing these fabulous side events (I'll definitely play this if I end up going to HSNCT (depends on the anticipated quality of Dillo Day festivities), but that's hella iffy for now. I am very sad I missed IL no. 2 and between this and ACRO...
by Guile Island
Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 15316

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

I have only become a baseball fan over the last 3 or 4 years and still watch very casually, so I will likely not do well at this tournament, but I would still like to play.
by Guile Island
Thu Nov 19, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 22003

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

What's the format for this going to look like?

Also, hell yes we should run SHAWARMA. I would be in favor of reading the two rounds read at this year's NSC last since I, and presumably a few other people, played them there.
by Guile Island
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU
Replies: 45
Views: 22003

Re: Missouri Open Mirror at MSU

I should know more about this by the next weekend, but we might be willing to take on a free agent if we can only bring 3 players. You would only have to chip in the extra fee for making us be a non-collegiate team. EDIT: Claimed by Morgan Venkus, pending me figuring out if all of Northwestern A can...
by Guile Island
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20734

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

I think that while it may have been more guessable than intended, I generally agree with Ike and co. that knowing non-trivial details about Bokononism should absolutely earn you a 30 at ACF Fall. From an editors' perspective I generally think the lit was pretty well-written, it just tended to skew h...
by Guile Island
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20734

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

The Civil War came up as both a Literature and History tossup, and Napoleon I believe was a bonus part in separate Art and History bonuses. People are free to disagree with me on this, but I think hugely important things like the US Civil War and Napoleon Bonaparte are totally ok to come up in two h...
by Guile Island
Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 20734

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

So, this was my first major writing and editing project ever. Because of that there were a few things that I definitely could fix but overall I'm really eager to hear what people thought of the set, especially my categories. I was generally very cautious when it came to difficulty, especially for to...
by Guile Island
Sun Nov 08, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

Prelim Stats , with some corrected names. The rest of the stats will likely be posted by the end of the night. Update: The rest of the stats are posted. Playoffs - includes carryover games from prelims Playoffs plus Finals - includes Final and tiebreakers for 2nd place UG Combined - contains all ga...
by Guile Island
Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

Chicago D defeated Chicago A in the first game of an advantaged final for the overall title. Chicago A took the top Undergrad and Division II titles, while WUSTL won the Division II second-place trophy outright and withstood a series of tiebreakers to claim the second place Undergrad trophy as well....
by Guile Island
Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)

Stevenson won this tournament in the second game of a final of which they had an advantage in. Stats have been sent to NAQT and will be up shortly. We ended up using a 7-game full round robin format, which, while short for non-novice events and below what I ideally would've liked to run, was conside...
by Guile Island
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)

Our (hopefully final) field is set at 8 teams.
by Guile Island
Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 56
Views: 11913

Re: Specific Question Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

After seeing the whole question, I feel that the tossup on "Slavic Mythology" could use a better giveway. This could be ignorance on my part, but I did not actually recognize any of the clues after I buzzed at the mention of rusalkas. Perhaps you could add something about Baba Yaga, who seems to be ...
by Guile Island
Wed Oct 21, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Minnesota (October 17, 2015)
Replies: 11
Views: 5657

Re: Penn Bowl at Minnesota (October 17, 2015)

Auks Ran Ova wrote:UMN A cleared the field. Stats will be up tomorrow!

Tomorrow? I demand my stats now!

All joking aside, we had a lot of fun at what was my first expedition up to UMN for quizbowl. Hopefully not my last, either :party:
by Guile Island
Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)
Replies: 27
Views: 5028

Re: General Discussion (Penn Bowl 2015)

I definitely noticed a few bonuses that seemed oddly easy in this set: the Wuthering Heights/Heathcliff/Thrushcross Grange bonus comes to mind as one that wouldn't be out of place at a high school national, and I could probably find a few more when I get the packets.
by Guile Island
Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

The field has been expanded to 28 teams. We may look into expanding to 32 if we can secure enough rooms/moderators and if there's interest.

EDIT: We have reached our cap of 28. If there is more interest, I will start a waitlist again and look into expanding to 32.
by Guile Island
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Minnesota (October 17, 2015)
Replies: 11
Views: 5657

Re: Penn Bowl at Minnesota (October 17, 2015)

What's the format going to be like? Assuming the field is right, 9 teams seems like a tough number to work with.
by Guile Island
Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

WUSTL signed up 2 more teams, bringing us up to full capacity. I will start a waitlist for teams to sign up for in case a team drops/we can expand the field, but a field expansion does not look likely for now.
by Guile Island
Tue Oct 06, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

Field is currently at 21 or 22 teams once I confirm if Knox is bringing a C team or not. Sorry for not updating this promptly: several schools filled out the spreadsheet without e-mailing me, so I didn't know that they had registered. Thankfully everyone got in the field just fine, but it's critical...
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?
Replies: 20
Views: 8460

Re: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?

I'd play this over Skype as long as it's on a free weekend.
by Guile Island
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)

Our field is currently half full. I've made the decision to start a waitlist for schools that want to bring more than 2 teams so we can initially fill the field with as many schools as possible. Teams will come off of that waitlist and fill open spots in the field on September 19th.
by Guile Island
Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACE Camps Site
Replies: 4
Views: 2870

Re: ACE Camps Site

My guess would be that their site is temporarily down while they work out the details for next year's camps, but I am unsure.
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7822

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

I'm fine with tomorrow night or holding off until next week.
by Guile Island
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Re: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)

This post reserved for field updates.

Current field:
Loyola x1
Auburn x2
Fenton x2
Stevenson x3

The tournament's field is currently conservatively capped at 12 teams until I know for sure that I can obtain more rooms/moderators.
by Guile Island
Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 2546

Wake-Up Call V at Northwestern (October 24, 2015)

I'm happy to announce that Northwestern Quiz Bowl will be hosting the fifth edition of its Wake-Up Call novice tournament on October 24, 2015. The field is restricted to high school teams that fit the eligibility guidelines defined below. Location: Northwestern University is located in the northern ...
by Guile Island
Sun Aug 23, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 19994

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

Just out of curiosity because someone else will probably have this question: now that High School only mirrors of Fall are not packet-required, does playing a HS mirror of Fall still start the two-year exemption window for purposes of future packet requirements?
by Guile Island
Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament
Replies: 17
Views: 7822

Re: Announcing TOEJAM: Yet Another Video Game Tournament

I'd love a shot to play this, whether it be in IRC or anywhere else.
by Guile Island
Sat Aug 22, 2015 3:38 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 52132

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Andrew Salij and Dan Pechi have graduated from IMSA. So has Waleed, who did not play nationals.
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do the top teams study and specialize?
Replies: 13
Views: 7663

Re: How do the top teams study and specialize?

But at its core, if you're a science specialist and you're losing questions to the other team's science specialist or their central generalist. Basically, try to never lose tossups in your category to a generalist. Generalists have a lot to focus on, and specializing in categories gives you many ad...
by Guile Island
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

This post is reserved for field updates. The current field is capped at 24 teams. Current Field Rock Valley College x1 Northern Illinois x2 Lake Forest College x1 Northern Michigan x2 Eureka College x1 Case Western Reserve x1 Knox College x3 Michigan State x3 WUSTL x3 Notre Dame x2 Chicago x6 UIUC x...
by Guile Island
Fri Aug 14, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 5608

ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (November 7, 2015)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Great Lakes site of ACF Fall 2015, to be held at Northwestern University on Saturday, 7 November 2015 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. The tournament will be directed...
by Guile Island
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 4037

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Thanks and General Discussion

I really enjoyed this set and, possibly because of the Gaddis-style scaling, found that it did a pretty good job at hitting a difficulty level somewhere between regular and Nats-level difficulty. For what it's worth, that bonus part on "Wal-Mart parking lots" was one of my favorite things to convert...
by Guile Island
Fri Aug 07, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53490

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

Do people want to run bouncebacks at this site? I wouldn't be unopposed to it unless everyone thinks it would make things run too late.
by Guile Island
Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 53490

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

I've jumped on the Wang train for Modern and have a VICO team, but would like to join up with some people for SHIEKH. If you want Regs level generalism and random amusing buzzes, I'm your guy!
by Guile Island
Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 26908

Re: Tricon: The Next Generation

I would be willing to collaborate with some people on one of these.
by Guile Island
Thu Jul 09, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 54491

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

I'm coming into the area at a still undecided time on Friday and might be able to pick a few people up from O'Hare along the way if they need it.
by Guile Island
Wed Jul 08, 2015 1:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters Mirror at WUSTL (7/11/15, after NASAT)
Replies: 12
Views: 4438

Re: TrashMasters Mirror at WUSTL (7/11/15, after NASAT)

Considering how few packets there exist of this, might it be better to run it shootout-style depending on interest level? If it remains team based, I'm playing with Sperber and maybe a few others.