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by njsbling
Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Berkeley (February 7)
Replies: 13
Views: 4607

Re: NAQT SCT at Berkeley (February 7)

I will contact Washington and Davis again.
by njsbling
Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 27839

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

gyre and gimble wrote:Is there going to be a West Coast mirror?
Probably not going to happen. No one in SoCal is interested in hosting and none of the NorCal teams have written packets.
by njsbling
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen - UCSD - 2/21/15
Replies: 14
Views: 7856

Re: George Oppen - UCSD - 2/21/15

Mike Bentley wrote:So were any of the people in the other thread pulling for a Norcal site coming to this one? Jeff? Ted? Berkeley? Cal Tech?
Berkeley almost certainly won't be attending since we are hosting a large HS tournament that day.
by njsbling
Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Stanford (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 6
Views: 3783

Re: ACF Regionals at Stanford (January 24, 2015)

A big thanks to Stanford for hosting, a great job to the editors for their great set, and congrats to UCSD A!
by njsbling
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sacramento Winter Tournament (Jan 31)
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Sacramento Winter Tournament (Jan 31)

NCQBA and Rio Americano HS are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Fall Tournament will be held on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Location: This tournament will take place at Rio Americano HS, Sacramento, California. Registration will begin at 9:00AM and we hope to start round 1 at 9:30AM. We will ...
by njsbling
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)
Replies: 16
Views: 12411

Re: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)

Good news! We have confirmed that Cal Cup #3 will be held on Sat, Feb 21 and Cal Cup #4 will be held on Sat, March 7. Registration for Cal Cup #3 is now open (the registration form can be found in the initial post above).
by njsbling
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41168

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

Here are the packet submission deadlines for ACF Nationals: -$100 discount: January 18 -$50 discount: February 1 -$25 discount: February 15 no penalty: March 1 (host teams must write a packet by this deadline to secure their autobid; note that this is also the last day to confirm your attendance at...
by njsbling
Wed Jan 07, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7
Replies: 40
Views: 21020

Re: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7

Are the rest of the SCT sites going to be announced on the forums soon? I think the Chicago, Youngstown State, A&M and Claremont sites have yet to be announced, and it's, well, January. http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16824 (Claremont) http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8...
by njsbling
Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Plans for 2014-15
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Re: HSAPQ Plans for 2014-15

Mewto55555 wrote:Further elaboration, especially about our state series:

[*]Our state series will be continuing in 2015 in California, New York, Washington DC, North Carolina, Maryland, and Massachusetts.
What is the status on the HSAPQ regional events? I haven't heard anything about this in months.
by njsbling
Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ Berkeley (Dec 6)
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

Re: DEES @ Berkeley (Dec 6)

Congrats to Stanford A for going 12-0 to win the Berkeley mirror of DEES! A big thanks to our moderators: Jeff, Anthony, Sumukh, Neeloy, and Scott. Stats at lunch here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2724/stats/stats_at_lunch/ Final results/stats here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tourname...
by njsbling
Tue Dec 02, 2014 5:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 27839

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

Have any mirrors of this been scheduled yet?
by njsbling
Sat Nov 22, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)
Replies: 16
Views: 12411

Re: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Nov 1 + Nov 22)

Varsity results from Cal Cup #2 at Lunch

JV prelims results from Cal Cup #2

Congrats to Saratoga for clearing the field and winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #2! Bruce from Saratoga was the top scorer.

Varsity Final Results/Stats

JV Final Results
by njsbling
Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford (11/15/14)
Replies: 3
Views: 2482

Re: Penn Bowl at Stanford (11/15/14)

Congrats to Stanford A for winning the Stanford mirror of Penn Bowl and congrats to Auroni for being the top scorer! A big thanks to all of the moderators and thanks to Stanford for hosting.

Stats/results here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/
by njsbling
Mon Nov 10, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ Berkeley (Dec 6)
Replies: 8
Views: 4505

DEES @ Berkeley (Dec 6)

Berkeley will be hosting a mirror of DEES on Saturday, December 6. We will have registration starting at 8:45AM at 151 Barrows Hall and plan to start promptly at 9:15AM. The field cap will be 12. HS teams and Open teams (with certain restrictions) are welcome. The event is *NO LONGER* packet submiss...
by njsbling
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Alternatives to Protobowl
Replies: 1
Views: 5462

Re: Alternatives to Protobowl

araksuj wrote:So apparently protobowl is a horrible resource to study. I was wondering if there were any other question reader websites that were better than protobowl.

User was reminded to enable a signature. --the mgmt
http://quinterest.org/ is a great resource.
by njsbling
Sat Nov 08, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 @ Berkeley (Nov 8)
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Re: ACF Fall 2014 @ Berkeley (Nov 8)

Stats at lunch: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2333/stats/stats_at_lunch/ Complete Prelim stats here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2333/stats/prelim_stats/ Congrats to Berkeley A for winning a one game final against Bellarmine A to win the 2014 Berkeley mirror of ACF Fall and c...
by njsbling
Sat Nov 01, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)
Replies: 16
Views: 12411

Re: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Nov 1 + Nov 22)

JV Prelim stats here . JV Finals here . Varsity Finals here . Congrats to Bellarmine A for winning the Varsity division of Cal Cup #1 and congrats to Chinese Christian A for winning the JV division! A big thanks to all of our Berkeley and team staffers (and I apologize for having the JV division tak...
by njsbling
Mon Oct 27, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS at University of Minnesota (10/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 2402

Re: ICCS at University of Minnesota (10/18)

Hidehiro Anto wrote:Did this happen? Are there stats?
This happened as an in-house scrimmage event since no other schools could come (stats were not kept)
by njsbling
Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announce: Introductory Collaborative Collegiate Set
Replies: 37
Views: 20888

Re: Global Announce: Introductory Collaborative Collegiate S

Since the last mirror of ICCS has finished I have posted the questions to the archives here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/747/ I'd like to thank everyone who volunteered to write: Ryan Rosenberg, Jason Cheng, Gaurav Kandlikar, Noah Prince, Sam Bailey, Max Schindler, Brendan McKendy, Ase...
by njsbling
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS @ Berkeley (Oct 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: ICCS @ Berkeley (Oct 18)

Congrats to Berkeley F for defeating Berkeley E in a one game final to win the Berkeley mirror of ICCS! A big thanks to all of our moderators: Jeff, Aseem, Ashley, Zev, Niki, and James.

Full stats/results here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nal_stats/
by njsbling
Sun Oct 12, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS: General Set Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 1214

Re: ICCS: General Set Discussion

Thanks for your suggestions, Mike. I did quite a bit of work to make some things easier and I agree those two round 9 bonuses should be made easier; I'll make some fixes for next weekend's mirrors.
by njsbling
Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS: Discussion of Specific Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: ICCS: Discussion of Specific Questions

I don't have the set with me, so I'm not sure in which round, but there is a toss-up on Sartre in which we are told he wrote a book called "Critique of Practical Reason," which got negs in 5-6 rooms at Gateway in Lake City, FL. Of course, the prior clue ruled out Kant, though maybe not for most nov...
by njsbling
Sun Oct 05, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Florida Gateway College 10/4/14
Replies: 8
Views: 3427

Re: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Florida Gateway College 10/4

Great tournament everybody. Look forward to seeing the stats posted up. Also, we were looking to have copies of the packets, but at the end of the tournament couldn't reach anyone. When do you think ICCS 2014 will be posted in the archives? The ICCS set will be posted to the archives soon after the...
by njsbling
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Bay Novice Tournament 10/4
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: East Bay Novice Tournament 10/4

Congrats to College Prep for defeating Albany A in a one game final to win the East Bay Novice tournament! Congrats to Andrew from CP for being the top scorer. A big thanks to all of the team and Berkeley staffers.

Full stats are here.
by njsbling
Tue Sep 30, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '14-'15
Replies: 28
Views: 13691

Re: Tennessee '14-'15

Siegfried wrote: (stats excluding player statistics and tossup/bonus specifics can be found at http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=5728)
Why are player stats and TU/Bonus info not kept?
by njsbling
Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS: Discussion of Specific Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: ICCS: Discussion of Specific Questions

I don't have the set right in front of me, but what I do remember is that some of the chemistry got pretty hard and sometimes borderline unanswerable (like those tossups on the partition function and Clausius-Clapeyron equation). I also don't remember a lot of tossups on elements and compounds, whi...
by njsbling
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)
Replies: 16
Views: 12411

California Cup @ UC Berkeley (Feb 21 + Mar 7)

The Northern California Quiz Bowl Alliance and Quiz Bowl Club at UC Berkeley are pleased to announce that we will be holding the third annual California Cup. The California Cup consists of four quiz bowl tournaments held throughout the year, and it is widely considered the premier academic competiti...
by njsbling
Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sacramento Fall Tournament (Sept 13)
Replies: 2
Views: 3321

Re: Sacramento Fall Tournament (Sept 13)

Congrats to Davis A for winning the 2014 Sacramento Fall HS Tournament! Congrats to Benson for being the top scorer! A big thanks to all of our staffers and moderators and thanks to Mr. Blenner from Rio for his work reserving the classrooms. Full Stats/results here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/to...
by njsbling
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 59357

Re: TDB help thread

I can do this for Northern California.
by njsbling
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Updating ProtoBowl
Replies: 6
Views: 5131

Re: Updating ProtoBowl

People should use Quinterest- it is more up to-date.
by njsbling
Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5943

Re: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 201

For how long has ACF Fall been in early November? When you say "The problem is that if one views ACF Fall as an introductory tournament, you are potentially turning people off to it by only having regular tournaments first, and if you successfully "introduce" people to anything, you have MAYBE one m...
by njsbling
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5943

Re: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 201

According to http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=14462, out of the 17 collegiate novice tournaments last year there were 12 (70%) that were held in September. That means that in most of the country outside the west coast there was all of October and November (and part of December) to r...
by njsbling
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 5943

Re: Moving up the dates of low-difficulty tournaments in 201

Yes- as others have mentioned- (for example) all of the University of California schools (except for Berkeley) are on the Quarter system and start in late September (same with non-UC schools such as Stanford and CalTech). I would imagine the "mysterious "planning" that Matt is referring to teams act...
by njsbling
Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 @ Berkeley (Nov 8)
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

ACF Fall 2014 @ Berkeley (Nov 8)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the NorCal site of ACF Fall 2014, to be held at UC Berkeley on Saturday, 8 November 2014 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. We will have registration at 9AM at 134 Dwinelle...
by njsbling
Fri Aug 15, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 40
Views: 38504

Re: New College Contact List

Disappointment Islands wrote:I was wondering if there was going to be a new list for the seniors that graduated last semester? I've been meaning to see if I can find people with whom to start a team.
Yes, pretty sure NAQT will be posting it in the near future.
by njsbling
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS @ Berkeley (Oct 18)
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

ICCS @ Berkeley (Oct 18)

UC Berkeley will be hosting ICCS (Collegiate Novice replacement) on Saturday, October 18. More information about the set can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16162 Registration: In order to register, please fill out this google form: https://docs.google.com/a/berkeley....
by njsbling
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sacramento Fall Tournament (Sept 13)
Replies: 2
Views: 3321

Sacramento Fall Tournament (Sept 13)

NCQBA and Rio Americano HS are pleased to announce that the Sacramento Fall Tournament will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Location: This tournament will take place at Rio Americano HS , Sacramento, California. Registration will begin at 9:30AM and we hope to start round 1 at 10:00AM. We w...
by njsbling
Sat Aug 09, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)
Replies: 7
Views: 4510

Re: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)

Stats at lunch are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2265/stats/stats_at_lunch/ Congrats to Cormorant Strike for winning the VCU Open mirror at Berkeley! Congrats to Jeff Hoppes for being the top scorer. A big thanks to our staffers: Larissa, Sumukh, Naomi, and Terry! Finals stats here:...
by njsbling
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)
Replies: 7
Views: 4510

Re: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)

Gautam wrote:So what's going on with this mirror? Any plans for the side events?
We will be running Geo Monstrosity VI on Saturday after the conclusion of VCU Open. Fees/discounts TBD.

Due to lack of interest we will not be running any other side events.
by njsbling
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West Coast Schedule Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 5081

Re: West Coast Schedule Discussion

Reviving this old thread to make a general statement that we have three Southern California colleges that have not attended a tournament in the last two colleges (USC, UCLA, UCSB) that are keenly interested in competing in the 2014-2015 season. USC and UCLA in particular already have a program runn...
by njsbling
Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 11414

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

The 2012 Illinois Fall Tournament, 2014 MUT, 2013 Collegiate Novice, and 2014 IMSANITY haven't been posted, either.

EDIT: other sets
by njsbling
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)
Replies: 7
Views: 4510

VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)

UC Berkeley will be running a mirror of VCU Open on Saturday, August 9. This tournament is "open", so anyone (high school, college, graduate school, post-college) can play, although please note that the tournament difficulty is "near collegiate nationals level" (not accessible to those who are newer...
by njsbling
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44438

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

I will be playing this with John Gleb, Di Xiao, and Andy Nguy. Our team name will be UC Berkeley.

EDIT: updated 4th player
by njsbling
Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 36596

Re: 2014 PACE NSC Questions Discussion

The 2014 PACE NSC set has been posted to the packet archive and can be found here: http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/656/
by njsbling
Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderators at HSNCT
Replies: 36
Views: 9239

Re: Moderators at HSNCT

A team coach told me on Saturday that this year's moderators were the best she and her team had ever had (I was very happy to hear that).
by njsbling
Sat May 17, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Napoleon @ Evergreen Valley (May 17)
Replies: 3
Views: 2865

Re: Napoleon @ Evergreen Valley (May 17)

Stats from lunch here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2155/stats/stats_at_lunch/ Prelim stats here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2155/stats/prelims/ Congrats to Guilder A for winning the Varsity division of the Evergreen tournament and congrats to Guilder B for winning the JV d...
by njsbling
Mon May 12, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice
Replies: 36
Views: 7486

Re: Discussion of the purpose of Collegiate Novice

I have a couple of questions/ thoughts about this. 1) Andrew- How many people this past year contacted you and asked if they could play and you said no? 2) I'm in favor of expanding the set to 15 rounds 3) I feel like this is basically the only place where someone who is brand new to quiz bowl can a...
by njsbling
Mon May 12, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington state quizbowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Re: Washington state quizbowl

What is the quizbowl situation in Washington state? There is an active circuit in the Seattle area; UW usually runs about 2 tournaments in the Fall and 2 tournaments in the Spring. Most of the rest of the state is dominated by the local knowledge bowl (bad quiz bowl format). Nathan Murphy and I hav...
by njsbling
Sun May 11, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Assigning Moderators
Replies: 13
Views: 2402

Re: Assigning Moderators

I was wondering if anyone had any opinions to share on how to assign staff to matches when you're the tournament director. I'll work under the assumption that you have a range of staff of various abilities, and that you probably have slightly more than the number of rooms you have so you can have s...