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by AGoodMan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14471

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

Now that the first mirrors have taken place, moderators, can we get a private discussion thread please?
by AGoodMan
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Thanks to everyone who came to play and staff. DCC A went undefeated, followed by Lexington A, Hunter A, and Greens Farms Academy. Neg5 stats can be found here . SQBS stats will go up soon. We hope to get a private discussion forum set up soon. We encourage all teams who played the set to give feedb...
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 10282

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

The category I do want to single out for particular praise was the literature – while the difficulty gradation (particularly in the bonuses) was somewhat inconsistent and there were several gimmicky tossups that only obfuscated the answerline rather than enhancing the question's quality (the Librar...
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 19369

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

Can I see the "giants" myth tossup? Admittedly, I had no idea what the first line was talking about, but I did buzz on the Heracles + Geryon clue and said dog, thinking it was referring to Orthrus but was negged. Is the giant there referring to Cacus?
by AGoodMan
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 19369

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

I’m not fantastically knowledgeable about music, so I’m not sure if it’s technically correct to call the Große Fuge a string quartet, but I feel like that tossup should have accepted fugue in the first two sentences that were talking about it. Michael Yue negged with fugue on the first clue, and he...
by AGoodMan
Fri Nov 02, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

AGoodMan wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:22 pm
After a few field fluctuations, we're now at 28 teams. Any teams that express interest will be put on a waitlist, but we're prepared to go up to 30 teams.
We're now at 27 teams. We definitely need at least one more team in the field. Please do not hesitate to contact me.
by AGoodMan
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

After a few field fluctuations, we're now at 28 teams. Any teams that express interest will be put on a waitlist, but we're prepared to go up to 30 teams.
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)

AGoodMan wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Stats will be uploaded by tonight. Amherst (Kevin Wang, Boyang Jiao, Eliot Williams, Andy Tang) cleared the field to win the tournament.
Prelim and Playoff stats are up first. Combined stats will follow soon (SQBS won't let me merge files, so it might be a manual job).
by AGoodMan
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 3493

Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)

Ricky was the TD, so I'll keep this short. Thank you to everyone who came to play or staff. We were able to finish the tournament basically by 6pm despite some early setbacks; I want to give a lot of credit first to Ricky, and also to the staffers. Stats will be uploaded by tonight. Amherst (Kevin W...
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/28/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 4108

Re: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/28/17)

SQBS stats: Prelims & Combined.
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 6942

Re: Where Stats Go

I was reminded this weekend that last year' s Penn Bowl Northeast stats are only available on Neg5. This is inexcusable. We as a community have committed to maintaining the stats repository on hsquizbowl.org precisely because 3rd party/external sources do, and have gone down in the past. (Stats fro...
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 6942

Re: Where Stats Go

I was reminded this weekend that last year' s Penn Bowl Northeast stats are only available on Neg5. This is inexcusable. We as a community have committed to maintaining the stats repository on hsquizbowl.org precisely because 3rd party/external sources do, and have gone down in the past. (Stats fro...
by AGoodMan
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8432

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the Bahai tossup? It's a topic that I spent a decent amount of time studying, but didn't know any of the clues in the question until "Seven Valleys."
by AGoodMan
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 4999

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

This is super cool! Is there any chance we can see similar metrics for EFT?
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 5335

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

I played the entirety of the set (save for one bye round) at the Yale site yesterday, and I had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to taking a peek at the detailed stats for our site when they become available.
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8432

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Here you go: The first member of this ethnic group to become a millionaire in the U.S. was a farmer known as “The Potato King.” A 1913 Alien Land Act primarily targeting members of this ethnic group caused many of them to lease land under the names of their native-born children. This ethnic group’s...
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 3693

Re: Early Fall Tournament at Yale (10/13)

Can we get a field update please?
by AGoodMan
Sun Oct 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 11078

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

This rule might also affect first-generation immigrant students. I moved to the States from South Korea in June of 2006. Even though I had attended about 3 months of 3rd grade in Korea (where school starts in March), I had to restart third grade in August of that year. Because of that, I was already...
by AGoodMan
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

Hello everyone, Moses Kitakule and I are excited to preliminarily announce JaMES ( J on a nd M oses and Michael E xhaust S cripture), a open-level tossup-only set on the Bible. This set is primarily focused on the 66 books of the Protestant Bible (sorry, we are both Protestants), but will include a ...
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14471

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

We're still actively looking for mirrors! We'd love to see a mirror (or more) on the West Coast. Please don't hesitate to contact me.
by AGoodMan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist. We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field. We've had one sp...
by AGoodMan
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

I almost forgot to mention this, but HFT has been certified by PACE as a platinum qualifier, meaning the top 25% of the field (rounded up to the nearest integer of top 8 teams) will qualify for PACE nationals (NSC) in Washington DC.
by AGoodMan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Analysis
Replies: 3
Views: 3840

Re: Analysis

A timely timeout can sometimes do wonders. I can think of multiple occasions when my high school coach called a timeout to stop the opposition's momentum and help us win games.
by AGoodMan
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14471

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

theclassicsguy wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Is there any chance of an online mirror happening for this? I know that it's not customary, but I was just wondering.
It's not something we've considered so far. I wouldn't plan on it yet, unless there is a significant increase in interest among the community.
by AGoodMan
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist. We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field. The field has fi...
by AGoodMan
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

AGoodMan wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 am
32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist.
We've had one team drop, so this means there is a spot open in the field. We will give priority to a team from a school not already in the field over an additional team from the existing field.
by AGoodMan
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

32 teams have registered. Any teams that now express interest will be put on a waitlist.
by AGoodMan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

There are only 5 spots left for the tournament, as we will not expand to 36 as in previous years. This decision is made from a logistical and quality control perspective.
by AGoodMan
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20595

Re: Boston Summer Open I

SQBS stats for the main event (prelims & combined), cuz why not.
by AGoodMan
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 9029

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

It's been awhile, but here are the long-awaited, forum-accessible stats: prelims, playoffs, and combined.
by AGoodMan
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 36332

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Is there is a significant difficulty difference between Wakefield and Niekro? I think that's more the issue than anything else. Maybe knuckleball / Dickey / Niekro may have been better?
by AGoodMan
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20595

Re: Boston Summer Open I

This was a very fun and pretty well-run tournament. I won't be there today, but thank you to Raynor, the staffers, and MIT for helping to make this happen.
by AGoodMan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"
Replies: 102
Views: 55505

Re: Announcing QuizDB: "Knowledge is Power"

ansonberns wrote:
UlyssesInvictus wrote: 2017 SMT
Does this exist?
I think he means EMT.
by AGoodMan
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 3724

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

Here's the feedback I received on sets from the 2017-18 year. I have redacted question specifics because I wanted to play it safe in terms of what's clear and what's not. I'd be happy to privately share question specific feedback with people who produced a set at their request, or do so publicly if...
by AGoodMan
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Help studying
Replies: 8
Views: 7892

Re: Help studying

Anki is a great software and many players better than me have used it to great success. I personally prefer Mnemosyne, but I guess to each their own. Here is my personal philosophy on flashcarding: UPDATE (7/23/2019) : I now use Anki instead of Mnemosyne. Both are still great, but I find Anki to hav...
by AGoodMan
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)
Replies: 17
Views: 5703

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 2 (7/28 to 7/29)

Thanks for TD'ing Young! You are a good man.
by AGoodMan
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14471

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

I made this inquiry in last year's set announcement, but presumably everyone at Harvard collectively missed it since no reply was made. This inquiry concerns information pertinent to potential mirror hosts as well as to teams that may be interested in playing the set, so I hope that it receives a r...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

We've reached the initial cap of 24 teams and have increased the field size to 32 teams.
by AGoodMan
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FIFAS Annoucement
Replies: 13
Views: 7007

Re: FIFAS Annoucement

anthonywang1999 wrote:
kitakule wrote:What happened to this? I've never anticipated a set more than this one.
Apologies on behalf of the team - people got busy so we currently only have enough questions for a 20 tossup packet. Am down to read them over the Quiz Bowl discord whenever is a good time.
Is this happening anytime soon?
by AGoodMan
Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

We're currently at 16 teams. Please keep the registrations coming!
by AGoodMan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 14083

Re: HS Player Poll Results

Another problem of player polls is geography. I don't think that regional bias is a big problem in quiz bowl, but some players simply aren't as familiar with others who live across the country (through no fault of their own). An example of this is with Shripad Badithe of Irvine. At many tournaments...
by AGoodMan
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Final Comments : We will do our utmost to ensure that the tournament will be run much more smoothly than last year's tournament. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions relating to the tournament! If you're coming from out-of-town, I'll be more than happy to provide suggestion...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 22674

Re: High School Player Poll

People also shouldn't forget Robert Crawford from DCC.
by AGoodMan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 12275

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

Thank you so much for writing such an excellent set, and I really enjoyed playing it. A few things, though: The music tossups on 9/11 and Psalms were extremely transparent very in power. Specifically for Psalms, there are no other Biblical texts that people would write music for, and it says so muc...
by AGoodMan
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 12275

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

The Korea bonus from Round 10 incorrectly states that it is currently divided by the 38th parallel, which was only true before the Korean War.
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Field (Team/Buzzers/Moderators/Scorekeepers) : Lexington (3/1/0/0) Belmont (2/1/0/0) Phillips Academy (2/2/0/0) Boston Latin (2/2/1/1) Plymouth, NH (1/1/1/0) Wilton, CT (1/0/0/0) Hunter, NY (2/0/0/0) AMSA (2/2/1/0) Hanover, NH (2/3/0/0) Glasgow, KY (1/0/0/0) Greens Farms Academy, CT (1/1/1/0) Kelle...
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 17
Views: 10503

HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Hello everyone, On behalf of the Harvard Quiz Bowl team, I am excited to announce the main site for the 13th annual Harvard Fall Tournament, on November 10th, 2018. Logistics : The tournament will be held in four buildings in the Tercentenary Theatre, which is located right next to Harvard Yard. We ...
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14471

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018

Mirror List 11/10/18 : HFT Main Site at Harvard (Northeast) 11/10/18 : CATT XIV at Chattahoochee High School (Georgia) 11/17/18 : Sylacauga High School mirror (Alabama) 11/17/18 : Michigan State mirror (Michigan) 11/17/18 : TQBA mirror (Texas) 12/8/18 : 2018 MOQBA Fall Championship (Missouri) 12/8/...
by AGoodMan
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 14471

Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

Hello everyone, it is my pleasure to announce our 13th edition of the Harvard Fall Tournament set, HFT XIII . The set will be available for mirrors from 11/10/18 (HFT main site) to 5/19/19 (the Sunday before the 2019 HSNCT). Production Details I will be head-editing the set with help from Jiho Park,...
by AGoodMan
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 22674

Re: High School Player Poll

People should not forget Ethan Strombeck, who is arguably the best music player in HS quiz bowl.