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by bradleykirksey
Sun Oct 13, 2013 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Has any tournament ever not "suffered from variable bonuses"?
Replies: 11
Views: 3513

Re: Has any tournament ever not "suffered from variable bonuses"

A shockingly high percent of stuff I get it stuff I pulled from Sunday School or from a book I read about presidents in 3rd grade, or an offhanded comment a teacher made years ago. Like one SCT where it asked who gave the speech before the Gettysburg Address and then later asked which president was ...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:06 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: It will NEVER be matched
Replies: 28
Views: 15546

Re: It will NEVER be matched

OK, I know necro-posts are in bad taste, but did anyone catch the last two Jeopardy ToCs? Last year's winner Colby Burnett finished 44th at that ICT, and Jason Keller won the most games that season after finishing 46th. The year before's winner, Roger Craig, finished 4th at ICT, and the 5th place fi...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACUI/NAQT partnership comes to an end
Replies: 7
Views: 3851

Re: ACUI/NAQT partnership comes to an end

I know I'm a little late, but I'd like to second what Matt said. To get funding from the school for tournaments, we have to get paperwork in 8 weeks in advance, and we can only get funding for two tournaments. If there were big changes, especially if it's in the early part of the school year or invo...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing
Replies: 22
Views: 5732

Re: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing

Howdy! For reference, the mean ExpPP20TUH is 204.06. I am uncertain as to whether this number can be interpreted by saying "UVA would beat Penn by 18 points on average" - my gut instinct is to say no. The comparisons might be accurate for MIT and Rice, who are right below the mean. [/code] First of...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:44 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Buzzers
Replies: 5
Views: 3394

Buzzers

OK, we aren't new, and we aren't high school, but we don't have buzzers.

Most of the sites online are like $500 for a set that plays for one team of three. Is there any way to actually afford useful buzzers?
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 17617

Re: ICT Predictions

NOSTRADAMUSHAHA wrote: 32. Central Florida. After ICT, I predict that UCF will no longer be indefeated this year, unless that word doesn't mean what Bradley Kirksey thinks it means.
When you don't take a shower for months and you are encased in fetid matter. Am I wrong?
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 04, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4269

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013

He was on Mickey's team last year at MUT when they lost to Kelson the Elder. So I don't think anyone will cry foul too much.

Thanks, everyone. I'll let him know he can play.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4269

Re: MUT Mirror at Valencia: May 11, 2013

If Sean graduated in April and the tournament is in May, he still qualifies, right?
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Valencia Mirror of Missouri Open
Replies: 4
Views: 1443

Re: Announcement: Valencia Mirror of Missouri Open

I find it likely that UCF will field a team.
by bradleykirksey
Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing
Replies: 22
Views: 5732

Re: A Different Way to Quantify Buzzing

This is a total shot in the dark, but here's my guess. With this information, an team of relatively unknown ability (UCF for example) would know that they, if they want any chance of winning, really need to get aggressive on the buzzers to beat UVA, but against Chicago C, we could probably sit back ...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: On Being a Fourth Scorer
Replies: 7
Views: 20178

Re: On Being a Fourth Scorer

This is a good read. I got awfully frustrated at a few tournaments last year (3 powers, 3 tossups, 2 negs) before lunch. But at SCT, I had two first line powers that kept us competitive against Alabama and we beat South Carolina last year at ACF regionals when I got the last tossup. I know no one wa...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Security Discussion
Replies: 72
Views: 20425

Re: NAQT Security Discussion

Out of curiosity, what were the warning signs about Andy that made people suspicious in the first place? As his teammate on one of the ICT teams, I hadn't the faintest idea that he was cheating, but of course by that point I was already mostly out of the quiz bowl loop. I've never seen Andy play, w...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 10840

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

Hey, Well-written social science questions that aren't on dusty tomes from the Devonian period are pretty awesome. The problem is, they're a real pain in the ass to write (especially compared to, say, literature, history, or myth) and a lot of people don't seem to like playing them for one reason o...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: autobid thread split
Replies: 62
Views: 10697

Re: autobid thread split

Jake, I'm not faulting anyone who did that. I'd have jumped on the chance to save money and time. Just, when we made the bid, I didn't think that that would happen. That was more me not thinking it through than anything else. And for the record, the UCF quiz bowl operating budget is $1500 this whole...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: autobid thread split
Replies: 62
Views: 10697

Re: autobid thread split

Would programs who qualified teams via autobid (Minnesota, Buffalo, Central Florida, Truman State, Texas A&M, Delaware, McMaster, Ohio State) have hosted SCT without that opportunity? I'm not Bradley, but I don't believe Central Florida would have bid to host without an autobid in place. In hindsig...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 54
Views: 17617

Re: ICT Predictions

Central Florida - Did any of these people go to Valencia? Alas, no. CC players (excluding George Berry and Charles Hang, if we consider the latter to have ever really been a CC player) generally don't continue playing, or at least mine don't. I have lots of theories, but this ain't the place for th...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT region 6 SCT announcement.
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: NAQT region 6 SCT announcement.

Sam's right. There's a mistake I'm never going to make again. I thought that since money is very tight, and printing money is coming directly out of my pocket. I shouldn't spent another $20 on packets we probably won't ever use. Now I know better, and I won't do that again.
by bradleykirksey
Sun Feb 10, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT region 6 SCT announcement.
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

Re: NAQT region 6 SCT announcement.

So, the results. We had a combined field of 6 DII teams and 1 DI team. We expected to have 8 and printed off enough packets for 8. A tournament of 7 means a double round robin. This caught us off guard, we couldn't get the packets in time, so we played it like UF B forfeited every round. UCF A was t...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville
Replies: 66
Views: 18140

Re: Region 5 SCT - Feb. 9 at UT - Knoxville

Apparently this SCT site is going to have a huge number of teams. Yep. I suppose Orlando is out of the way for several people in the south east. Though I have to say, Auburn would save an hour and fifteen minutes on a six and a half hour trip by going to Knoxville and would be looking at a MUCH sti...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT region 6 SCT announcement.
Replies: 4
Views: 1691

NAQT region 6 SCT announcement.

Glad to say that sectionals for region 6 will be held at UCF. It'll be a one day event on February 9th, Location will depend on what winds up getting booked for us, but will most likely be then Student Union at the center of campus. Time will depend on the number of teams who sign up, obviously, How...
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 01, 2012 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Difficulty/scheduling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Difficulty/scheduling question

OK. Thanks very much. Then I strongly suspect that the difficulty will be turned down a lot. And we'll look into other ways to get packets. Thanks.
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 01, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Difficulty/scheduling question
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Difficulty/scheduling question

UCF wants to house-write a tournament next year, perhaps. The big, first question is what difficulty. The first thought is that something HSNCT level, like a warmup, in the november-january would be fun. Then people started questioning the ability to get high school teams good enough to field HSNCT ...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33628

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

nadph wrote:
bradleykirksey wrote:Might be a little off topic, but I'll base any one of you a cookie every day if you play quiz bowl at UCF. And I bake some good cookies, too.
What's in these cookies?
Chocolate chips, oatmeal, the antidote... Basically the usual.
by bradleykirksey
Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33628

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Might be a little off topic, but I'll base any one of you a cookie every day if you play quiz bowl at UCF. And I bake some good cookies, too. Also, congrats all of you smart Ivy thingy peoples. Also, college quiz bowl really is more fun, and the MSU guys seem nice enough, claim they don't kick puppi...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzer Races
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: Buzzer Races

Thanks. All of this advice kinda looks common sense, but the only part of that I'd been doing was keeping my finger on the button. I'll start trying to do all of that.
by bradleykirksey
Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

I'm very interested in seeing how Delaware does in D1 next year. And us, too, of course. There was a lot of discussion about that, and they didn't stack because Julio's strengths (current events and literature) are owned so strongly by CJ and others. The extra 30 PPG he would have added wouldn't hav...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzer Races
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Buzzer Races

I'm pretty sure at ICT that half of our games were decided by a buzzer race at some point, and that I did not win one of them through the course of the tournament. How do some people so conistantly get their lights to turn on when they know things?
by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals prediction thread
Replies: 48
Views: 9903

Re: ACF Nationals prediction thread

I'll bite.

Maryland and Chris Ray win it. No one else's schools will pay for 2 national championships, and they end up walking to pick up their trophies.
by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Nah. Delaware can keep their shocker of the year award. They come off the wait list the week of ICT. One of their players said he spent about 11 hours a day on quiz bowl during spring break. And it evidently paid off. Good for them. Really? Wow, that really is impressive. Do you know if any of thei...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Nah. Delaware can keep their shocker of the year award. They come off the wait list the week of ICT. One of their players said he spent about 11 hours a day on quiz bowl during spring break. And it evidently paid off. Good for them. Thanks, though. We did far better than any of us reasonably expecte...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Another great prediction: Chris Ray ends in the top half of all scorers.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

I do have to wonder if my points per game would go up if I legally renamed myself Kelson. I think yes.
by bradleykirksey
Tue Mar 27, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

So, sorry for being a dumbass. I'll keep my mouth shut about d1 matters and other such concepts I cannot comprehend, and look forward to Chicago.

I really can't wait for it all, though. And I wouldn't be surprised to see Paul get an ungodly number of points, either.
by bradleykirksey
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:09 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Team at UA-Huntsville Next Year
Replies: 2
Views: 2289

Re: Team at UA-Huntsville Next Year

I'll basically second everything Jake said. We got VERY lucky finding a shining beacon in the ocean of loud burocracy here at UCF, but we've still probably paid half of everything out of pocket because we missed some paperwork deadline somewhere. All 4 year schools are vastly different than communit...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Alright. Those are pretty good arguments, but they mostly boil down to uncertainty. But if the default by seeding is 9th, and they're going to add their best player on in addition to that, then I would expect at least someone to play Skip Bayless for them. Isn't anyone going to make smug, highly irr...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 39583

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Noobish question, but if Alabama has the number 9 seed and played sectionals without Harrison Brown, then why is everyone so low on them? I thought the D values were supposed to adjust for all of this. Also, I'm predicting Washington to win. I know they're the lowest seed. But some inside informatio...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Assorted Freshmen Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3606

Re: Assorted Freshmen Problems

Also, lots of peanut butter and car batteries. They're not human anymore, but they buzz in before the FTP.
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9905

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

I'm quite clearly Jason Kidd.

We both average about 5 points per game.
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion
Replies: 119
Views: 38342

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Discussion

Maybe I'm just griping, but it seemed to me like the difficulty was all over the place. We lost a game because our opponents had The Interpretation of Dreams" (And I think I remember that "The Interpretation of" was given to them in the clue) and then Freud in the same bonus to end the game. Maybe i...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Critique my questions
Replies: 28
Views: 5290

Re: Critique my questions

Stupid question, Fred, but was the lead-in for Gettysburg inspired by Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl sports analogies
Replies: 38
Views: 9905

Re: Quizbowl sports analogies

What is it like to be a Batman? wrote:Obviously the solution is to have an open bar at tournaments.
Man, if you thought UCF negged a lot before...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: I'm sorry, but we're declining our invitation...
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Re: I'm sorry, but we're declining our invitation...

Thanks for the invite, NAQT, but I think we'll be skipping the CCCT I get it. I'd be dodging Chipola and Valencia if I were y'all, too. I think we'd be just fine, especially since we've already heard the set. Nah. I asked Chris about the set, and he said it was appropriate difficulty and that his t...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 15079

Re: talk about individual questions here

Our team 10'd that name-change bonus (we got Boof Bonser but not the other two) but it wasn't a very good question, I don't think -- there were way less obscure parts that could have been asked instead of a middleweight boxer who retired well before most DII players were born, and a mediocre basket...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 22867

Re: Difficulty

Kenneth, it's an interesting system, but I think that the d-value formula wouldn't allow it. My understanding is that DII questions are far easier, but the D value forumla would only give those DI teams a 1.1 bonus. This is in addition to having to play Chicago A and Harvad A. it's a good plan, but ...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT: Difficulty
Replies: 146
Views: 22867

Re: Difficulty

I'm nowhere near Harrison's level of play. My team had fewer powers than Harrison did. (Though the TD told me that I had more powers than the statistics reflected and said he wasn't allowed to correct it. I couldn't care less as we still finished 10-2, but the sect 6 reported individual statistics s...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Assorted Freshmen Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3606

Re: Assorted Freshmen Problems

Thanks very much. I'll use a lot of that. I think a lot of that will really help.
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Assorted Freshmen Problems
Replies: 18
Views: 3606

Assorted Freshmen Problems

7 of the 13 people in our program are freshman, and 9 of the 13 never played college quiz bowl before this year. I don't want to be a football coach or anything, but I wonder if there's anything I can do about a few of my players' tendencies. Mostly, even though they all did really well, 3 of the pl...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT SCT travel exception committee
Replies: 5
Views: 1124

Re: 2012 NAQT SCT travel exception committee

Does this mean that Georgia Tech will be playing in Gainesville this weekend?
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Sectionals at UF (2/4/12)
Replies: 17
Views: 6962

Re: 2012 NAQT Sectionals at UF (2/4/12)

Stupid question, I'm sure, Ethan, but are you and Dallin playing d1 or d2?

It won't affect how UCF registers, but I want to know if I should bring my holy water or not.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2011 Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4104

Re: Delta Burke 2011 Discussion

A weird bonus here and there aside, it was a good tournament. Worlds better than what I could write myself.

Out of curiosity, what's a normal bonus conversion rate for a team? Would 15 ppb or so be considered average?