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by Eddie
Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring VII @ UC San Diego (20 May 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2914

Triton Spring VII @ UC San Diego (20 May 2017)

Quiz Bowl at UCSD is pleased to announce its seventh annual Triton Spring Tournament at UC San Diego on Saturday, 20 May 2017. As one of the longest continuously-running tournaments in Southern California, we aspire to make Triton Spring a satisfying season-ending tournament for all teams. DATE / TI...
by Eddie
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 5243

Re: Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego,

Hi everyone,

This is just a friendly reminder that space is filling up quickly - only six more spots remain in the upper division, and only four more spots remain in the lower division. We will start admitting waitlisted teams on 17 April 2017 if these spots remain unclaimed.
by Eddie
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Re: Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego,

Hi everyone,

This is just a friendly reminder that space is filling up quickly - only six more spots remain in the upper division, and only four more spots remain in the lower division. We will start admitting waitlisted teams on 17 April 2017 if these spots remain unclaimed.
by Eddie
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Also, having just read through the detailed stats from the last couple rounds, can I see the bonuses on Wilfred Owen/Hugh Selwyn Mauberley/Bertolt Brecht and Cote d'Ivoire/Laurent Gbagbo/soccer, as well as the tossup on comet appearance? 6. Answer the following about modern responses to Horace’s ph...
by Eddie
Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion

The earliest pieces in this genre were written by composers from Milan, such as No. 32 in F major by Giovanni Battista Sammartini. Four of these pieces, the first in D major, comprise the Wq. 183 of C.P.E. Bach. Mozart wrote a D major piece in this genre whose Allegro con spirito first movement beg...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion

Of course the music at this tournament was excellently executed, with a number of fresh clues (like the Op. 69 leadin above)—Eddie did a great job! I think I only heard 1.5 erratum-worthy things—the opening of the Chopin preludes tossup claims that the first prelude uses/requires hand crossings, wh...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Err, the other one? The parts were Sumer/Dumuzi/Cain and Abel. Thanks again. 10. In a myth of this culture, personifications of summer and winter argue over whether the gods prefer their agriculture or their animal husbandry. For 10 points each: [10] Name this civilization. One of their “debate” my...
by Eddie
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 9593

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

I am not a fan of prompting on "mass" when the answer is "requiem" because it creates confusion with an already-existing musical genre, in much the same way that "John Adams" is not promptable for "John Quincy Adams." I know it's a little opaque, but it can also be helpful in preventing procedures ...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

(This) Tournament is a Crime detailed stats

Hi everyone, Here is the link to the detailed stats for the Michigan site of (This) Tournament is a Crime . The detailed stats compiles data on each question organised into a number of useful categories such as by author, by subject, by answer line, and by team. Because the detailed stats contains e...
by Eddie
Thu Mar 02, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 9593

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

First of all, thanks to the editors who put the set together. I had a lot of fun playing and I think this did a really good job of hitting the stated Nats-minus difficulty. Even though I was at a site that will probably be one of the weaker mirrors, not a lot of tossups went dead, and the easy part...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion

I am curious to hear what people thought of some of my more ambitious questions: the tossup on cello in Beethoven {...} attempted to follow in the practice of producing tightly-themed questions highlighting a single composer's distinctive style or usage of a specific instrument. I didn't play TTIAC...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Music Discussion

Insofar as a guiding philosophy towards the music that I wrote for (This) Tournament is Crime, I primarily focused on using fun, accessible clues rather than imposing my rightly-guided vision towards some grandiose manifesto. In terms of difficulty, at the Michigan site, this resulted in 100% tossup...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Could I see the tossup on trumpets in movies? I negged this tossup on the Bernard Hermann clue on Taxi Driver with saxophone. 14. About a minute into the title theme of Elmer Bernstein's score to The Magnificent Seven , the main melody is reprised by a solo for this instrument. A pipe organ solo is...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

The beginning mostly just suffers I think from the misplaced Sun Records clue, but you've got Pat Boone and Little Richard right out of power--I think most people are aware of when they were most relevant musically. I liked what this tossup was trying to do and everything in the tossup is super imp...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Eddie, I'd probably like to see the whole 1950's tossup before judging any further. 20. This decade saw the release of a two-part instrumental single whose second part features a saxophone solo by Clifford Scott and ends with its composer’s signature organ. The I - vi - IV - V [“one six four five”]...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime+Scattergories Berkeley 2/26/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2706

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime+Scattergories Berkeley 2/26

Thank you for playing (This) Tournament is a Crime! We've set up a private forum (User Control Panel > Usergroups) for you to join and discuss the set.
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Can you post the tossup on vibrational modes, please? 16. Monique Tirion showed that a simple uniform potential models these entities effectively in proteins. The inversion of the “bullet” configuration of GroEL was shown to closely resemble one of these entities numbered “18”. When modelling prote...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Hi Mike, I'm glad you enjoyed the music. The waltz and trumpet tossups were written specifically to make music accessible for people like you who have a casual, but deep, interest in areas of the canon that are not considered strictly "pure" or "academic," so I'm glad you enjoyed it. On the 1950s TU...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Hi everyone, I hope y'all enjoyed the set. I had the pleasure to edit music, legends, and the auditory other art for this set. Using the power of detailed stats, I was able to see many strong buzzes and 30s throughout the tournament, which made me happy. I have a couple of questions that I'd like to...
by Eddie
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

Re: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata

Some various formatting, typesetting, or factual errors that I'm already aware of: Round 1, TU 11 does not have a buzz point tracker. Round 6 does not display bolded and italicised text correctly Round 6, B 6 is missing "or" between "[" and "Francis" Round 6, B 10 is missing a newline after the ques...
by Eddie
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata
Replies: 10
Views: 1784

2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Errors and Errata

Discuss errors and errata here.
by Eddie
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 11340

2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime Specific Discussion

Discuss specific question content here.
by Eddie
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion
Replies: 53
Views: 9593

2017 (This) Tournament is a Crime General Discussion

Thank you to everyone for playing (This) Tournament is a Crime. Our editing team was as follows: Auroni Gupta (Head): Literature, Biology, Religion Ike Jose: Math/Other Science, Painting/Sculpture, Other Art (Visual), Thought, Social Science, Geography/Current Events/Other Eddie Kim: Music/Opera, Ot...
by Eddie
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 13926

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17

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by Eddie
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime weekend - 2/25-26/17 - Michigan
Replies: 70
Views: 35777

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

Thank you for playing (This) Tournament is a Crime! We've set up a private forum (User Control Panel > Usergroups) for you to join and discuss the set.
by Eddie
Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This Tournament is a Crime @ Rice (2/25)
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

Re: This Tournament is a Crime @ Rice (2/25)

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by Eddie
Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 10000

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - thanks and general discussion

I thought that the music in this set was excellent, in terms of both answer line selection and clue selection, and that Benji produced a good successor to the music in "stanford housewrite." I thought that the difficulty was extremely appropriate (to the point that I think this is a good benchmark f...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2159

Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego, CA)

Madison High School is pleased to announce its fifth annual Warhawk Invitational , to be held on Sunday, 30 April 2017. The tournament director for this event will be Eddie Kim. DATE/TIME: The tournament will be held on Sunday, 30 April 2017. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM, and matches will begin pr...
by Eddie
Tue Feb 07, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego, CA)
Replies: 3
Views: 5243

Warhawk Invitational V @ Madison HS (30 Apr; San Diego, CA)

Madison High School is pleased to announce its fifth annual Warhawk Invitational , to be held on Sunday, 30 April 2017. Warhawk Invitational V is a dual-division tournament that serves as an exciting finish to the 2016 - 2017 quizbowl season in Southern California. The tournament director for this e...
by Eddie
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT Sectionals Southwest @ UC San Diego (02/04/2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2130

Re: 2017 NAQT Sectionals Southwest @ UC San Diego (02/04/201

UC San Diego A went 12 - 0 in a quadruple round robin to claim first place in Division I. Full stats are available here. UC San Diego B went 10 - 0 in a double round robin to claim first place in Division II. Full stats are available here. Thank you to Claremont, CSU Northridge, UC Irvine, UC Los An...
by Eddie
Thu Jan 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Middle School Tournament II [1/28/17 @ UCSD]
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Triton Middle School Tournament II [1/28/17 @ UCSD]

The field for this tournament has now closed. Because we currently have enough buzzers signed up to run the tournament, we will no longer be accepting buzzers with new registrations. Just a tip: You should really have at least a few extra buzzer sets available, because even experienced quizbowl club...
by Eddie
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Middle School Tournament II [1/28/17 @ UCSD]
Replies: 5
Views: 2963

Re: Triton Middle School Tournament II [1/28/17 @ UCSD]

This post is reserved for the field count. TEAMS: 1. Design 39 A 2. Design 39 B 3. Mesa Verde 4. Pacific Trails 5. Wangenheim A 6. Wangenheim B 7. Oak Valley A 8. Oak Valley B 9. Oak Valley C 10. Black Mountain A 11. Black Mountain B 12. Black Mountain C 13. Black Mountain D 14. Marshall A 15. Marsh...
by Eddie
Sat Dec 24, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52307

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Stats for my meme packet:

Code: Select all

Player 15 10 -5 PPG

csheep  2  0  0  30
Finn    1  0  1  10
Conor   0  0  1  -5
Kenji   0  1  0  10
by Eddie
Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52307

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Spheal With It wrote:In case Kenji's doesn't come to fruition, I'm also writing an "internet content" (aka memes) packet. There are currently four TUs, hopefully more to come.
Alas, this will also not come to fruition.
by Eddie
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 19846

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

Hi, everyone. To clear up the situation, I did make sure to receive permission from both Jordan and Hidehiro (the TD) before playing the SoCal mirror of Terrapin, and I've been careful to receive similar forms of explicit clearance at every tournament I've played at under similar circumstances. In p...
by Eddie
Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 52307

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

In case Kenji's doesn't come to fruition, I'm also writing an "internet content" (aka memes) packet. There are currently four TUs, hopefully more to come.
by Eddie
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4883

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

I thought that this tournament was phenomenally written and hit the target difficulty for the most part. In particular, the music questions used strong, evocative, and unique clues from a variety of sources (e.g. internal descriptions, program notes, theoretical clues, historical context). My only i...
by Eddie
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Novice Tournament V [10/22/16]
Replies: 1
Views: 1680

Re: Triton Novice Tournament V [10/22/16]

Congratulations to Rancho Bernardo A, who defeated San Dieguito A in a one-game final, 385 - 275, to win the 2016 Triton Novice Tournament.

Full tournament statistics are available at this page.

Thank you to all teams for coming out!
by Eddie
Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9736

Re: Specific Question Discussion

The Adonis / Perseus confusion makes sense - that's definitely a glaring issue that I failed to catch, but it's been fixed for future mirrors. My sincerest apologies. As for the two jazz bonuses, what happened was that there was initially a blues-themed TU and a swing-themed bonus, but after one of ...
by Eddie
Sun Oct 02, 2016 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9736

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Hi everyone,

To those who played this set, what is everyone negging Adonis with and are there any misleading or incorrect clues? It's had an abnormally high neg rate at every single site so far.
by Eddie
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 5588

Re: Southern California 2016 - 2017 Discussion

Westview A won TPAIN, going 3 - 1 overall over Arcadia A. It looks like people's predictions were mostly right - they and likely La Jolla look to be some of the top dogs, but Canyon Crest hasn't yet lived up to people's expectations.
by Eddie
Fri Sep 02, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2017 Team Formation
Replies: 23
Views: 13071

Re: CO 2017 Team Formation

I'm not entirely sure if I can attend at this point in time (about 50% certainty), but I'm interested in playing and I'm looking for teammates. I can get dank buzzes on auditory arts and less dank buzzes on mythology and no buzzes on literally everything else.
by Eddie
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4014

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

One more thing I just noticed - the tossup on I puritani has an hose in the lead-in: "Luigi Bassi wrote a fantasy for clarinet and piano based on themes from this opera..." Bassi wrote lots of clarinet fantasies based on operas, the most famous of which is actually the one based on Rigoletto . Ambig...
by Eddie
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4014

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Here are some specific thoughts I had about individual questions in this set. The tossup on scherzo could have used a more straightforward pronoun such as "this form" or "this genre." While I appreciated the thematic content of the question, I was thoroughly baffled by the term "this title," as I do...
by Eddie
Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Apologies and General Discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 2580

Re: Apologies and General Discussion

I enjoyed this tournament. I thought it had a number of creative answer lines, themed questions, and material from underexposed areas of the canon and the "real world." I can't comment on the jazz distribution as a whole, but I did appreciate the incorporation of historical and theoretical clues in ...
by Eddie
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland summer practice
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Re: Maryland summer practice

불고기나 찌개 같은 것은 배달 해본 적은 없어서 그 쪽으로는 추천 해줄 수 없서. 식당 안에서 먹을거면 일반적인 한식 고기구이는 차돌박이가 제일 기본이지. 나는 개인적으로 삼겹살은 너무 찔기고 지방이 많아서 안 먹는데 돼지불고기는 맛있고 대부분 모든 닭고기나 불고기 종류는 좋아. 개인 접시는 따뜻한 찌개 종류 (김치찌개, 된장찌개, 순두부) 도 좋고, 좀 더 시원한거 원하면 냉면이나 비빔냉면도 좋고, 혹시 토끼음식 먹고 싶으면 돌솥비빔밥도 좋아. 무슨 맛을 원하는지에 따라서 추천이 다른데 이건 그냥 제일 인기많은 음식들이야. Tra...
by Eddie
Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland summer practice
Replies: 18
Views: 7354

Re: Maryland summer practice

Usually you can just call the local 양념치킨 or 짜장면 place and have it delivered to you with free 무 (or 단무지 if you're getting 짜장면) and beer. If you're okay with non-kosher food, 탕수육 is usually a better (albeit a little pricey) option that you can split with your mates, or you can just order a 짬뽕 for ever...
by Eddie
Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 5332

Re: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)

Congratulations to NoHo (7 - 1), who won a one-game final, 350 - 190, against Jonathan, Jason, P.C., and Robin A (7 - 1). In third place was http://www.socalquizbowl.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/heyboo.png (7 - 1). The three-way circle-of-death to advance to the finals was broken by means of a PPG...
by Eddie
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)
Replies: 8
Views: 5332

Re: Richard: A 2016 SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/02/16)

The field for Richard is now closed and capped at nine (9) teams. A tenth team may register at this point only if they are able to provide a competent moderator.