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by marianna
Mon Jun 06, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston summer practices (2016)
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: Boston summer practices (2016)

Gonzague Truc wrote:Who would be interested in a mirror of NASAT with some side events at Lexington sometime in late July or early August? It's not terribly convenient, but we should be able to get rooms.
Yes! (Up to the first week of August that is.)
by marianna
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

vengefulsweatermensch wrote:Is the final being streamed?
The final was live blogged at @PACENSC on Twitter, and a video recording will be uploaded shortly. Apologies for the late reply!
by marianna
Sun Jun 05, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Congratulations to Southside (SC), the top small school at 2016 PACE NSC! Orchard Farm (MO) took the second place small school title.
by marianna
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Sunday super-playoff and placement seeds are now available.

Best of luck to everyone tomorrow!
by marianna
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Live stats will be posted on the database: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3766/ For any stat corrections, please contact Ben Zhang at ben.zhng1 AT gmail DOT com. A directory of which teams are in which prelim bracket may be found on the tournament schedule . Tweets can be found under #pace...
by marianna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

A team logistics email has just been sent out. The schedule (including prelim brackets) for this weekend is now available online, as is the team handbook.

See you all this weekend!
by marianna
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston summer practices (2016)
Replies: 12
Views: 4746

Re: Boston summer practices (2016)

Yes! I'm in Cambridge right now, but will probably show up in a week or so after my finals are done.
by marianna
Sun May 29, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 8044

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

There's a list of tips for moderators on the PACE website. Knowing the rules, and practicing moderating are both fairly important.
by marianna
Tue May 10, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 8115

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion

Two quick comments: - The converting to Judaism bonus congratulates the player on their conversion, then proceeds to give three parts all in the vein of: "you should wear [x thing that only males in Judaism wear]". Not all players are male! I went to a fairly progressive conservative synagogue and ...
by marianna
Tue May 10, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 8115

Re: 2016 MYSTERIUM Question-Specific Discussion

Thanks for producing this set - I especially loved the thought, film, and contemporary art! It was a real blast to play. Two quick comments: - The converting to Judaism bonus congratulates the player on their conversion, then proceeds to give three parts all in the vein of: "you should wear [x thing...
by marianna
Mon May 09, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

The ruleset for this year's NSC (gameplay and eligibility rules) has been published.
You can read about our philosophy in drafting this ruleset and a summary of major changes from previous years' rulesets in this announcement.
by marianna
Sun May 01, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

We're about a month away from NSC! If you're interested in staffing NSC, and have not registered already as a staffer for an attending team, contact our staff coordinator Nick Clusserath at [email protected].org. Nick will be able to provide more details about our staffing policy and what roles migh...
by marianna
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 25399

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Not sure how pertinent this is either, but I'll be at Oxford in the autumn, and back at Chicago in 2017.
by marianna
Fri Apr 15, 2016 11:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

Rahul Annabathula has resigned from PACE. We appreciate his time with us and wish him well.
by marianna
Sat Mar 26, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

Jacob Wasserman has resigned from PACE. We're thankful for his time with us and wish him the best.
by marianna
Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

The field has just reached its cap of 96 teams!

A waitlist has been started here, with teams in the order that their deposit was received. To register for the waitlist, follow the same steps as for registration (submit form + submit deposit).
by marianna
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

There are 87 teams currently registered out of a 96 team field cap, leaving 9 open spots. As a reminder, teams are not registered and in the field until a deposit is received.
by marianna
Mon Jan 25, 2016 2:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

Adam Silverman has resigned from PACE. We're grateful for his work and wish him well.
by marianna
Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

PACE welcomes its new members Nick Clusserath, Athena Kern, and Andrew Nadig! We're excited about what each of them bring to PACE, and look forward to working together.
by marianna
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

The wildcard application process is now open for teams who have not qualified through performance at a qualifying event. Wildcard applications can be sent to wildcard coordinator Jason Loy at [email protected].org. Applications should contain the team's name, contact information, and a summary of th...
by marianna
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE seeking nominations for new members
Replies: 0
Views: 1433

PACE seeking nominations for new members

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is currently accepting nominations for new members . These are due to secretary Joe Nutter at [email protected].org by Friday, January 8th at 11:59 PM EST. PACE has many objectives, among which are: • to promote and encourage the growth of quality...
by marianna
Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Delta Burke Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: 2015 Delta Burke Discussion

Thanks, Marianna! But I'm going to debate now: because there's no clear link in concept between these philosophical "examples" (or constructs, or whatever), I might think a player with deep philosophical knowledge might quickly infer that these are situations thinkers use to illustrate a mental phe...
by marianna
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Delta Burke Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: 2015 Delta Burke Discussion

Here's the thought experiment question: Donald Davidson presented one of these situations by suggesting the possibility of a “Swampman” created by lightning who shares all of Davidson’s brain structure. Wittgenstein posited one in which individuals can only truly understand their own “beetle in a b...
by marianna
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Delta Burke Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: 2015 Delta Burke Discussion

I'm pretty late to the discussion, but I just wanted to quickly point out two factual errors. (I don't have the actual set in front of me, so these are just the ones I jotted down in my notes.) - Niobe gloated that she had more children than Leto, not Hera. (I'm not sure Leto's two children Apollo a...
by marianna
Fri Nov 06, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

David Riley has resigned from PACE. We're thankful for his work and wish him the best moving forward.
by marianna
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Registration is now open for all qualified teams . The tournament field has historically filled up to the cap of 96 teams, so we encourage teams to start the registration process as early as possible. Registration for qualified teams consists of two steps: 1. Filling out the NSC registration form . ...
by marianna
Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

Jeffrey Hill has resigned from PACE. We thank him for his work and send our best wishes.
by marianna
Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16

Great Bustard wrote:Is PACE a registered non-profit at this point (i.e. can it accept tax-deductible contributions)?
Yes, PACE is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.
by marianna
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

Re: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16

Funded requests: mailings to local Pennsylvania schools lunch for a outreach and moderating workshop at Germantown Fall Invitational flyers in Northern California informing teams about tournaments moderator travel to a Pennsylvania tournament that had several inexperienced teams co-TD travel to a t...
by marianna
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16
Replies: 3
Views: 2203

PACE Outreach Fund 2015-16

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is accepting submissions for the PACE Outreach Fund, a program funding outreach for high quality quizbowl around the country. The program is designed to support state organization and tournament hosts in their efforts to recruit new teams. Funding ...
by marianna
Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

Carsten Gehring has resigned from PACE. We're grateful for his service and fare him well.
by marianna
Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

Re: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

Qualification guidelines for the 2016 NSC have been posted. One important change from last year is that registration will open for all qualified teams on November 2, 2015 , regardless of the qualification level of the tournament at which teams qualified. If you have any questions regarding team or ...
by marianna
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16
Replies: 10
Views: 5908

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2015-16

George Berry has resigned from PACE. We thank him for his service over the past 6 years, and wish him the best.
by marianna
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Officers 2015-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2355

PACE Officers 2015-2016

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is proud to announce its new Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 term. We thank the officers for volunteering their efforts for these positions. Together, we're looking forward to a great year! President : Mike Bentley Treasurer : David Reinstein ...
by marianna
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago
Replies: 78
Views: 45056

2016 PACE NSC: June 4-5, Chicago

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2016 National Scholastic Championship will take place at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare on June 4-5, 2016. The Hyatt Regency O'Hare has been the site of numerous quizbowl national championships, including the 2014 HSNCT a...
by marianna
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT Team?
Replies: 23
Views: 10910

Re: NY NASAT Team?

I'd definitely recommend that tryouts be organized sooner rather than later. In the past few years, the process has typically been that people express interest in trying out but no one really demonstrates firm interest/commitment in organizing it, everyone stares at each other as the pressure builds...
by marianna
Tue May 27, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 36596

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

I agree with Jack on the bonus difficulty. I felt hard parts were challenging and distinguished "real knowledge" very well, while easy parts were convertible by the large majority of teams. Translated to a personal level, I was intrigued by many interesting connections presented by hard parts (eg Go...
by marianna
Sat May 17, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT tryouts
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Re: NY NASAT tryouts

A number of people have dropped, leaving us with 6 5 3 4 people, who will automatically comprise the NASAT team. Congrats to these players. Lucia Geng (GNS) Chris Hillenbrand (Regis) Allan Lee (GNS) Albert Tai (Hunter) EDIT (5/19): Casey has withdrawn because of scheduling conflicts. EDIT (6/10): Ar...
by marianna
Wed May 14, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VII is available for spring mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5915

Re: Prison Bowl VII is available for spring mirrors!

Unfortunately, Wildcat at Northwestern has been canceled. Since all mirrors have concluded, we will release the set to the packet archive shortly. Thanks to Virginia Tech and Vanderbilt for mirroring! I'd also like to thank Zach Pace, Matt Hill, and Rohan Nag again for collaborating with us on the s...
by marianna
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VII is available for spring mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5915

Re: Prison Bowl VII is available for spring mirrors!

The Norcross mirror has been canceled, so Wildcat at Northwestern is last scheduled mirror.
by marianna
Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT tryouts
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Re: NY NASAT tryouts

Tryouts will be happening in two parts on Skype. One part will be a mandatory session on Sunday 5/18 moderated by Auroni Gupta, and for the other part, players have a choice between Thursdays 5/8 and 5/15 sessions moderated by Wilton Rao. Players must attend both parts to be considered. EDIT: We've ...
by marianna
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 18039

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I'll be joining the quizbowl gang at UChicago.
by marianna
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT tryouts
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

Re: NY NASAT tryouts

I feel like allowing this would probably take away from the other players actually trying to make a place - especially considering that your specialties may conflict with some players and not others. I did this last year and I assumed it didn't cause too much of a problem for Hunter. I personally d...
by marianna
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY NASAT tryouts
Replies: 8
Views: 3036

NY NASAT tryouts

HSAPQ will be hosting their annual NASAT at Ohio State on 6/14-6/15. New York has historically sent a team of 6 each year, determined by tryout. Last year , the NY team consisted of Irit Huq-Kuruvilla (Ithaca), Wilton Rao (Hunter), Max Servetas (North Babylon), Alec Vulfson (Irvington), Cyrus Zhou (...
by marianna
Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14
Replies: 19
Views: 11235

Re: Vanderbilt Pre-Nationals [Prison Bowl], 4/19/14

Congrats to Dunbar A! I hope everyone enjoyed the set. As a reminder, Prison Bowl is not clear for public discussion until Monday, May 19, 2014. If anyone has any comments or feedback on the set, we would love to hear from you at [email protected].com or in the Prison Bowl private discussion subforum (jo...
by marianna
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/12/2014 Blacksburg, VA)
Replies: 8
Views: 5664

Re: Virginia Tech Spring Invitational (4/12/2014 Blacksburg,

I hope the set was enjoyable to play! Please remember that Prison Bowl isn't clear for public discussion until May 19, the Monday before PACE NSC. If players have feedback on the set, I encourage them to email us privately at [email protected].com or join our private discussion subforum by going to User ...
by marianna
Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl VII is available for spring mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 5915

Re: Prison Bowl VII is available for spring mirrors!

Norcross High School in Georgia will be mirroring Prison Bowl on May 3!

Prison Bowl was quite well-received last Saturday at our main site, so please contact me at [email protected] if you're interested in setting up a mirror.
by marianna
Sun Mar 30, 2014 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question-specific requests and discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 3388

Re: Question-specific requests and discussion

Also, the Chinese performing arts bonus was something I found stupid and an unnecessary ppb killer. I would be interested if there were conversion stats on this bonus. Conversion stats for the Hunter site have been crunched. This bonus averaged 18.13 ppb in 16 rooms. The 0/10/20/30 spread was 1/6/4...