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by The Billiards Fool
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 28440

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Insofar as I can actually comment on this (given my skill level), I really enjoyed the history (from game 8 on, since I was not there before and cannot comment on it). There were some creative answerlines, most notably the "denying the link between HIV and AIDS" tossup that, even though I didn't get...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament
Replies: 32
Views: 16090

Re: Fight the Power: A Hip-Hop Tournament

I'm 100% going to play at HSNCT this sounds awesome! I can handle post-2000 well (especially post 2011) but am probably not entirely useless on pre-2000.
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX @ UMD (11.19.16)
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Re: Terrapin XXIX @ UMD (11.19.16)

This is super late, but any chance we'll be getting Ophir's advanced stats?

Pardon me if they have been posted and I missed it (or if something impeded their completion in which case never mind)

Thanks!
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - April 15
Replies: 21
Views: 8855

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at Princeton - Date TBD

Rutgers is running a High School tourney April 15 so preferably not that date (for us at least)
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16010

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

I've tried a bunch of varieties (like saying its only one person instead of 4, changing the check in and out dates) and it has yet to show any rooms available so potentially yes Joe. Gonna hope not!
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16010

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

Jesse, Rooms are available in the NAQT block still (even though the hotel at large is, as you note, sold out). In order to book a room in the NAQT block, use the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/15886227/owner/2805/home . I just tried myself and there are rooms available. If you have a...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2793

Re: 2017 SCT general discussion

So I've seen in other threads the claim that D2 SCT was tougher this year than in years past. While obvious player quality is something we can't account for, does anyone have data on average ppbs and power numbers for this year as compared to the past? Here's what we found: 2016: 25.9% power rate, ...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 26582

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Not entirely sure what's happening but if a skype mirror (or anything within reason of RU) happens I'm down
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2793

Re: 2017 SCT general discussion

So I've seen in other threads the claim that D2 SCT was tougher this year than in years past. While obvious player quality is something we can't account for, does anyone have data on average ppbs and power numbers for this year as compared to the past? I'm planning to look at this soon, though I'm ...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2793

Re: 2017 SCT general discussion

So I've seen in other threads the claim that D2 SCT was tougher this year than in years past. While obvious player quality is something we can't account for, does anyone have data on average ppbs and power numbers for this year as compared to the past?
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 2997

Re: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion

Thanks for posting the other ones above! Also, could I see the Madame Butterfly tossup, the Chagall tossup, and the bonus part that included Donizetti? Thanks!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2793

Re: 2017 SCT general discussion

theMoma wrote: If you ask about topics that are themselves not very well known among the general pool of quizbowl players, and only the people who follow sports (or trash, or current events) very closely are aware of them, it's very hard to hit conversion targets. Fair enough. I hadn't really thoug...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion
Replies: 26
Views: 2997

Re: 2017 Division II SCT: specific question discussion

Could I see the Pat Venditte bonus, the Maris and Catcher tossups, and any other baseball questions if there were any (unless that's too much of a request in which case don't worry about it I don't know how easy it is to just find all the baseball questions).

Also Idi Amin and Tom Stoppard.
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 SCT general discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 2793

Re: 2017 SCT general discussion

I think the most notable thing I noted from SCT was the sports. This is my first college NAQT tournament, and maybe this is more frequent than I know, but in high school I felt NAQT (and to a lesser extent housewrites) had very low expectations for people's sports knowledge. While history tests the ...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 50871

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Would anyone be interested in a "Things H Jon Benjamin is famous, or at least kinda famous, for" packet? Not entirely sure how much I could guarantee will be done by Friday night ("Writing" finals papers as I write this) but it'd be basically Archer and Bob's Burgers with some random cameos here or...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet
Replies: 120
Views: 50871

Re: IRC Festivus 2016: Still Not Dead Yet

Would anyone be interested in a "Things H Jon Benjamin is famous, or at least kinda famous, for" packet? Not entirely sure how much I could guarantee will be done by Friday night ("Writing" finals papers as I write this) but it'd be basically Archer and Bob's Burgers with some random cameos here or ...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 17747

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

I'm definitely interested in this. How are teams going to be formed? Free agent style or more "find your own teammates" kind of deal? EDIT: Those sound like the same thing. What I mean to say is Free Agent = Maybe a draft or some sort of list and people make teams, and "find your own..." = find your...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit here)
Replies: 26
Views: 8647

Re: Sam Brochin Presents™ Packet 2 (full name wouldn't fit h

Is this being posted in both the forums and the Northeast FB group? I only ask cause if its google hangouts I imagine there will be a quick scrum to see who the first 10 people in the chat can be (and I'm gonna try and be one so I gotta get that insider knowledge yk)
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: I Don't Understand
Replies: 20
Views: 8554

Re: I Don't Understand

So I'm guessing from your comments you're not friends with the people on your team? Even if you can't become friends outside of quizbowl, trying to become at least quizbowl friends will build chemistry that will make everything easier. Others have said that, felt like echoing it; in high school my j...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lack of Novice Tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Lack of Novice Tournaments

Why are there so few novice tournaments in college as opposed to High School? It seems to me that NAQT Collegiate Novice, ACF Fall, DII SCT, and Delta Burke, are the only novice sets unless I'm missing some, which gives you four tournaments if you happen to be lucky enough to be near enough to all t...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16957

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

Imma be playing at Rutgers. Not sure to what extent but definitely stuff like ACF Fall and SCTs.
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 29973

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Any chance of a pre-nationals warm-up style tournament? Maybe on D2-SCT (I'm pretty sure all nationals teams in NJ haven't played that). Just a small thing in May (first weekend?). I don't know who would host or if its possible but just putting it out there in case someone can
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 22356

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Gonna try and continue the hypetrain! I’ll try and cover every team going to nats from the region (second semester = no hw) :) I’ll try and stratify teams but I won’t do record predictions, mostly, cause Nats is insane and ya never know (@lexington beating DCC and then finishing t-53rd). You’ll also...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6767

Re: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16

Congratulations to Livingston A for defeating Millburn B 450-235 in the final to win the inaugural Funfest! Also, congrats to Hunter A who defeated High Tech A 380-360 to take third place! Stats can be found here. We are currently working on converting them to sqbs files for database reasons: Prelim...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rambowl @ Ramapo H.S. (Franklin Lakes, NJ) February 6, 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3095

Re: Rambowl @ Ramapo H.S. (Franklin Lakes, NJ) February 6, 2

If registering here is okay East Brunswick would like to bring 3 teams (so I assume 2 teams and 1 on the waitlist) as well as 1 moderator and 1 buzzer system.
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6767

Re: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16

We are now at capacity at 30 teams :) however further expansion is not impossible and things happen so keep signing up in case room opens. As always, expansion becomes a lot more feasible if teams provide moderators so please provide them. Thanks to all the teams that have signed up so far for being...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 29973

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

This calendar is what I use for planning for our team, so some of these are in Pennsylvania but I figured since PA is accessible to many NJ teams I would leave them on. I will also indicate when a tournament is tentative. Key: Pennsylvania Connecticut Delaware Tentative/Guessing based on last year S...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6767

Re: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16

We are excited to be expanding to 30 teams because of staffing availability. Please continue to try and provide moderators and buzzers sets though they always help :) This now means the top 5 teams will qualify for 2016 HSNCT and the top 8 will qualify for 2016 PACE NSC. On a related note, we are at...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6767

Re: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16

The field is now 2/3 full! We can hopefully expand given enough moderators but since thats not ensured make sure to sign up if you want to come :)
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 22356

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

Because of my terrible sleep schedule and lack of homework I guess I’ll try my hand at one of these longer analyses. I have relatively limited knowledge of the region though so pardon any oversights. In no particular order (I’ll have rankings at the bottom): Bethlehem: Eric is the best player in the...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6767

Re: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16

I'm happy to announce that the East Brunswick NAQT Funfest has officially been awarded PACE platinum certification (i.e the top 25% of the teams will qualify for 2016 PACE NSC). For more information about qualification for PACE NSC, see here: http://www.pace-nsc.org/2016-nsc-team-qualification-guide...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall
Replies: 23
Views: 7312

Re: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall

While this is very, very tentative, East Brunswick would potentially bring a team. Given that it is improbable that our full A team could make it this is somewhat unlikely, although not completely so.
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 6767

East Brunswick NAQT Funfest @ East Brunswick HS (2/27/16)

Hello everyone! I am pleased to be announcing the first ever edition of the East Brunswick NAQT Funfest, which will occur on February 27, 2016. It will be using the 2015 Small School National Championship Set (roughly equivalent to an IS set according to NAQT) Logistics The tournament will occur at ...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 29973

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

East Brunswick High School in New Jersey will be hosting its tournament on February 27th rather than December 12th due to ACT testing at your school. We will still be playing with the 2015 SSNCT Nationals set (roughly equivalent to an IS set). If there is any concern, the national qualifications are...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 22356

Re: NY/NJ/DE/surrounding area discussion

I know this isn't exactly a team discussion but on December 12th, 2015 East Brunswick will be hosting its first ever tournament. The rest of the information will be out soon (in the form of an official post and when the date reservation post comes out) but as it is our first year I just wanted to ge...