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by Ndg
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pennsylvania date claims, 2014-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 10763

Re: Pennsylvania date claims, 2014-2015

Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. (Link)
by Ndg
Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 13307

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote: 3 bee packets
Is this a typo, or are we just not getting a bee finals packet?
by Ndg
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed (RESOLVED)
Replies: 28
Views: 13307

Re: Emergency Situation - All Writers Needed

Great Bustard wrote: We need to compile an A Set of questions, basically from scratch, in the next 36 hours.
Just for the purposes of understanding what's going on (and not for chewing anyone out right now), does this mean there are basically zero questions written?
by Ndg
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 20577

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

Is there any news on the Rochester site?
by Ndg
Wed Mar 04, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NHBB High School Website/Nationals Registration is Open!
Replies: 8
Views: 2757

Re: New NHBB High School Website/Nationals Registration is O

Some bee results tables are cut off (example). I'm not sure how widespread this problem is.
by Ndg
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Congratulations to Manheim Township, who went undefeated to win this. State College A, Manheim Township B, and State College B all tied for second. Rounding out the top bracket were Winchester Thurston, Manheim Township C, Indiana, and Manheim Township D. The top four teams qualified for HSNCT and N...
by Ndg
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Camp Hill has added a second team, so we're back up to 23.
by Ndg
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Two teams have just dropped from the field. I will waive the registration fee for any teams that can step in to replace them.
by Ndg
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

With one team dropping, I've added Allderdice B to the field. I will continue to accept registrations for the wait list, which is now empty, in case more teams drop.
by Ndg
Fri Feb 13, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36238

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

From ACF Nationals 2009-2014, the only change I noticed (other than Viginia in 2012, which Cody mentioned) from carrying over all prelim games was in 2009: Instead of Brown, Chicago, and Stanford finishing in a tie for first, Brown and Stanford, each having lost to Chicago B, would finish a game and...
by Ndg
Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

Added Shady Side and Norwin from the wait list.
by Ndg
Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2014-15
Replies: 211
Views: 105438

Re: HSQBRank 2014-15

You're missing team no. 180.
by Ndg
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Youngstown State, 7 Feb 2015
Replies: 11
Views: 5014

Re: NAQT SCT at Youngstown State, 7 Feb 2015

Thanks to Greg Bossick and everyone else at Youngstown State for running a very fun (if slightly long) tournament! In case anyone was wondering... results from the DI double round robin were (I think): MIchigan 12-0, MSU 8-4, Kenyon 8-4, CMU 7-5, Michigan B 4-8, Wright State 3-9, and OSU 0-12. MSU d...
by Ndg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

I have started a wait list. I reserve the right to give some priority to schools that do not have any teams in the field so far.
by Ndg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28
Replies: 10
Views: 3874

Re: NAQT Western PA Championship at CMU, 2/28

I've raised the cap to twenty. Hopefully we can go higher than that, but I can't guarantee there's much room left.
by Ndg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New NHBB High School Website/Nationals Registration is Open!
Replies: 8
Views: 2757

Re: New NHBB High School Website/Nationals Registration is O

The new site looks great! A few things I've noticed: -- All 2010-11 and 2011-12 Bowl results are missing -- All 2010-11 Bee results are missing -- The final rounds from this year's Northern California bowl appear to be from a previous year ("Aquaducks"??) -- Nationals qualifiers are not marked on th...
by Ndg
Mon Feb 09, 2015 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5519

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

I really didn't like this question. I know Beethoven's 7th somewhat well, and none of the clues were of any help until "1812 symphony." I find descriptions like "quarter-eighth-eighth-quarter-quarter" impossible to parse in real time, even though it is referring to an extremely recognizable motif. ...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5519

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

No, the clue is exactly right. 6-3 is the chord fully written out in figured bass notation, and is therefore not an abbreviation. 6 is the abbreviation. Likewise, for a first-inversion seventh chord, 6-5-3 would be the chord written out in full, and 6-5 would be the abbreviation. Okay, you're right...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 08, 2015 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5519

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

I won't say that the ambiguity isn't real, but you like NEVER see "6-3" used unless it's following "7-4" or similar. Also, as you surely know, "6-3" means, and is said "six-three," not "sixty three." Like I said, my neg was mostly my stupidity. But I wouldn't necessary put it past the writers to tr...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5519

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

The opening of Joseph Haydn's symphony of this number is often described as depicting a sunrise. It is the figured bass abbreviation for a first-inversion triad. Debate exists over the ordering of the second and third movements of Gustav Mahler's symphony of this number. Franz Schubert's symphony o...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 SCT: Trash
Replies: 16
Views: 3723

Re: Trash

Have you ever read a packet from, say, 2005 in practice and been frustrated by the random trash which no one knows anymore? If they had only asked about "Friends" or "The Office," the questions would still be relevant today. I guess a good rule of thumb is to think about how well your question will...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 20577

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

So what is the consensus on Penn State as the Mid-Atlantic mirror? Sorry for the tardiness but we are still interested in hosting if there are enough teams interested in attending. CMU -- and likely many other teams -- would be interested, but (for the third time) actually proposing a date would be...
by Ndg
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 28823

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Ok, so what about the Putnam, where high school students can officially participate? It's really hard to make a claim like "this doesn't happen in any other organized collegiate extracurricular activity" That's a very good example. I wasn't aware of that. The Putnam comparison actually brings me to...
by Ndg
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 28823

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

I don't see how an example of middle school students competing against high schools is relevant to Stephen's post. The boundaries between middle and high school, and high school and college are quite different, and there's no reason that, in any given interschool competition, the rules governing eac...
by Ndg
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: General Discussion

I actually thought that the footballers bonus was fine. A typical field of people wanting to play British questions in America would want to hear that bonus. Jordan Palmer would've 30d it, and the moderator in our room seemed to think we were awful for only getting 10 on the bonus, but our team's s...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

It would've been converted in two rooms except I thought that the answer "solving a differential equation" was too generic of an answerline so I said "solving a partial differential equation". Actually, "solving partial differential equations" would have been acceptable, depending on when you buzze...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: General Discussion

The "OldOUQSonians" packet was particularly poor... the entire field had 2 ppb less than any other round. I will wait for the set editors to comment on the various issues to do with "de-Briticisation", or lack thereof, but as the lead author of the said packet, I wonder if you could expand on this ...
by Ndg
Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

The tossup on solving ODEs made it clear it wasn't integration or differentiation, and that led me away from the actual answer line. This was one of mine. I was interested to hear how it played. Do you think the idea for the answer line was unsound? The dominant practical methods (especially numeri...
by Ndg
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Allderdice Invitational: Pittsburgh, PA 1/31/15
Replies: 2
Views: 2365

Re: Allderdice Invitational: Pittsburgh, PA 1/31/15

Congratulations to Winchester Thurston, who went undefeated to win this. They, Allderdice, and Alagar Homeschool have qualified for both HSNCT and NSC. Winchester Thurston also qualified a second team for NSC.

Stats are available here.
by Ndg
Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 28823

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

This might be true for Fall (certainly in some places where there are enough teams for a field, but, like Cody said, in areas which can't support an all-high school field it seems unlikely), but it definitely isn't true for Regionals-level tournaments. To be clear, I was not attempting to make this...
by Ndg
Thu Jan 29, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 28823

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

Most regions don't have enough high school teams interested in playing Fall to support a full tournament. I think more high school teams would play this set if a high school-only mirror were nearby. Having to play college teams is likely a deterrent for many high school teams. So this change could ...
by Ndg
Thu Jan 22, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

Since you asked: a few more (mostly minor) items about the biology questions: [*]Prostate tossup- the Skene's glands clue might be a little too early, although I'm not 100 percent sure. [*]Krill bonus- The second part seems unnecessarily hard with "there were a lot of arthropods" being the only thin...
by Ndg
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: General Discussion

Since Andrew mentioned outside-the-box questions, I was wondering if there were any particular questions that stood out as being good, creative ideas. Some of the more interesting questions from quickly going back through some of the packets: Salmon (as I mentioned in the other thread), Koalas/Otte...
by Ndg
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: General Discussion

an almost-parody tossup IN THE FINALS on a BBC TV show. To be fair, that packet (nor any packet) was designated as a "finals" packet (I suppose those would have been the nonexistent 13th and 14th packets). I chose, mostly arbitrarily, the order in which the packets were played. The packet used in r...
by Ndg
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1680

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

I thought the science was one of the stronger areas of this set, so thanks for the good work. The main criticism I have is that some of the tossups (although this wasn't necessarily confined to the science tossups) didn't have enough middle clues and hence had some bad difficulty cliffs. I'll try to...
by Ndg
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: General Discussion

In the "Editors4" packet, bonus 10: Pictures at an Exhibition was originally written by Mussorgsky for piano, and Ravel orchestrated it. You have it the other way around.
by Ndg
Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3103

Re: General Discussion

Here are my thoughts on this set based on Saturday's tournament at CMU. These are things I presume you would have noticed once you woke up from your post-all-nighter slumber and looked back over the set, but here we go: [*] This set was rife with typos, grammar errors, missing words, awkward languag...
by Ndg
Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 36378

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America (01/17/2015)

I've been admitted to the usergroup for discussing this set but still can't see any discussion threads. Has anyone set up a sub-forum yet? I don't think this is something I can do.
by Ndg
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 47944

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015

For what it's worth: Based on my experience this past weekend, I would discourage people from using the Oxford Open set, in its current state, for tryouts.
by Ndg
Mon Jan 19, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Results: VT NAQT Championship (3/6 at Spaulding HS, Barre)
Replies: 10
Views: 3635

Re: Vermont NAQT Championship (3/6 at Spaulding HS, Barre, V

Teams generally aren't eligible to play in the NAQT state championships of other states.

(If this tournament is an exception to that rule, it would be good to put that information in the original post.)
by Ndg
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7055

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

Complete stats are now available . Since there weren't enough packets to run a final, Maryland won by finishing one game ahead of Detroit Catholic Central. Rounding out the top bracket were DCC B and Pitt. Top scorers in the prelims were Jordan (Ottawa), Aayush (Waterloo), Neil (Pitt), Jay (McMaste...
by Ndg
Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7055

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

Maryland won this.

Prelim stats are here. Full stats will be up soon.
by Ndg
Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7055

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

Pitt has added a third team, so we're at ten.
by Ndg
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7055

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

odin_envy_me wrote:that logistics email
has been sent.
by Ndg
Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7055

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

We're at a rather awkward nine teams, and it doesn't look like we'll have enough people for a house team, so I'd love to see one or two more teams sign up.
by Ndg
Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announcement
Replies: 32
Views: 20577

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT) 2015 Announceme

Does the Penn State mirror have a date yet?
by Ndg
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7055

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

Sorry, I haven't sent it yet. (That's a line that I copied from our high school tournaments, where we have an earlier registration deadline.) I'll send it out soon. I have eight teams registered at this point, not nine. If someone thinks they have registered but is not listed under "FIELD" in the or...
by Ndg
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Reform ACF Payment
Replies: 13
Views: 4729

Re: Reform ACF Payment

For what it's worth, my invoice for ACF Fall this year referenced not the date of the tournament, but said this instead: Please render payment within two weeks of receiving this document. This on an invoice I received on 9/22, and on another one I received on 10/5 when I registered a second team.