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by fleurdelivre
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

myamphigory wrote:Sounds like it's Bolt Bus time!
No, no no - Fung Wah all the way!
by fleurdelivre
Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?
Replies: 20
Views: 3180

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

There's a chance I'll be at Columbia in the fall. If so, I'd love to help put this together... I'll let you know if this is the case.
by fleurdelivre
Mon Mar 23, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09
Replies: 84
Views: 22114

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International - 4/11/09

...in other news, I'm now committed to staffing, so you know that in addition to being an awesomely-written tournament, it's also going to be an spectacular piece of quizbowl theatre. If you haven't signed up yet, now's your chance. (I'm looking at you, my fellow New Yorkers - I want company on the ...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake ICT 2 at VCU - Sunday, March 22, 2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7573

Re: Fake ICT 2 at VCU - Sunday, March 22, 2009

I definitely understand that - and we want to play FICHTE packets, certainly, so I agree that main tournaments are more important. But if I recall, last year at Maryland we finished the tournament and then played through all remaining FICHTE packets (with breaks and team drafting/swapping) and were...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 52765

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

Hope to make it to HSNCT; will obviously volunteer to staff if I'm there...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

I got the impression from Josh Sokol that Swarthmore might be in need of some extra ACF Regs moderators (which would make sense, given their field size). If you're still looking to read somewhere, I'd suggest getting in touch with him. I don't need to read anywhere and hadn't volunteered myself pre...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

everyday847 wrote: Problem solved.
...and with that, I find myself quizbowl-unemployed again.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

HKirsch wrote:Off has been pulled; one of our nonplayers is going to come read.
Andy, am I redundant now? Or was one simply a bare minimum and two still a pretty good idea?
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

mmkay, have couch, will be there unless Hannah relieves me of my duties.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

HKirsch wrote:If you need more moderators, I can bring one. Probably.
If you pull that off, let me know.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

Hey, Brandeis has some buzzers, which is good; it looks like we may be pretty much off the hook there. Where we're certainly not off the hook is staff. We currently have a total of four moderators in the morning and five in the afternoon, counting Eric. If you have someone to drag along, I will do ...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)
Replies: 46
Views: 9779

Re: ACF Regionals Northeast (Harvard) (2/28/09)

Hey, Brandeis has some buzzers, which is good; it looks like we may be pretty much off the hook there. Where we're certainly not off the hook is staff. We currently have a total of four moderators in the morning and five in the afternoon, counting Eric. If you have someone to drag along, I will do ...
by fleurdelivre
Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)
Replies: 57
Views: 13782

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-Atlantic at Swarthmore (2/28/09)

Columbia was talking about putting a bid for ACF Regionals, but (I've heard this third-hand, so it might be wrong) apparently they're not allowed to reserve rooms more than a couple weeks in advance. I heard this from the Columbia team directly and will confirm their difficulties in wanting to host...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 8957

Re: Chicago Open

Given that I'd probably need to hitch a ride with VCU and Matt likes to do things like drive to Chicago in one shot, most likely it seems that I would just need to guarantee Ma that I will have an acceptable (i.e. female) roommate when we get there. She let me take off to Terrapin and didn't kill m...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 8957

Re: Chicago Open

Probably it would be worth floating the fact that high school luminaries Charles Dees and Guy Tabachnick have traveled in to play this tournament before, and I don't think either of us have been molested. Guy's mother came along, though. Seriously, some parents are going to be more relaxed about th...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open
Replies: 67
Views: 8957

Re: Chicago Open

Cheynem wrote:Tell them that I can serve as chaperone.
Likewise, odds are good I'll be at CO, I'm happy to reassure parents, etc.
by fleurdelivre
Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Archiving and Digitization Effort
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Illinois Archiving and Digitization Effort

If we find a couple more people, this could actually go pretty smoothly. I did check and found that the Capture machine is still set up and tested out pretty well on a massive batch of files from 2003/04 that we fed it a few months ago.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Archiving and Digitization Effort
Replies: 3
Views: 856

Re: Illinois Archiving and Digitization Effort

I have access to scanners and could probably assist in the paper-to-digital transition using our archiving setup outside of office hours. As for the OCR process from there, I'm pretty sure we have a workstation outfitted with Adobe Capture somewhere around here, unless there's a better communal opti...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Taft now supports playoff brackets
Replies: 2
Views: 826

Re: Taft now supports playoff brackets

As of last night, Taft now supports separate prelim and playoff brackets, as you can see in the stats for Prison Bowl II . I've been wanting to get playoff brackets working for a while, since it's a pretty critical feature for college tournaments, which are generally expected to provide differentia...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT Cardinal Classic Mirror, Provisionally 2/14/09
Replies: 37
Views: 6472

Re: MIT Cardinal Classic Mirror, Provisionally 2/14/09

everyday847 wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
cvdwightw wrote:Are you seriously running this as a timed tournament, or did you copy this fee structure blindly from your SCT announcement?
Oh yeah, let's please not have a timed tournament.
Only if Katy can't read every room at the same time.
Didn't you see? I got laid off...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT Cardinal Classic Mirror, Provisionally 2/14/09
Replies: 37
Views: 6472

Re: MIT Cardinal Classic Mirror, Provisionally 2/14/09

Is the field update still current? If it's really that small, let me know if I'm actually needed or not...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 15450

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

I'd like to listen in...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pronunciation Guide Free NAQT Packets?
Replies: 19
Views: 3197

Re: Pronunciation Guide Free NAQT Packets?

What we did at Prison Bowl, which seems to have worked well, was implement, on a small scale, pronunciation guides of a sort, which broke up long terms while not impeding the readers' flow: topo·isomer·ase Tla·huiz·cal·pan·tecuh·tli oxy·phen·buta·zone I certainly plan on using these in lieu of most...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9906

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

The presence of a large circuit also has the potential, at least, to obviate some of the problems of a big expensive city; if I am cheap, I can always impose on a local (or impose on a semi-local and have a short drive, etc. etc. etc.). Amen. The possibility of substituting friends' couches and flo...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40306

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

Please never hesitate to (a) come get me during a tournament or (b) contact me afterward if one of my players can't behave him or herself. No, seriously. There's a clear line between being (understandably) competitive and occasionally verbal when the fates seem to be working against you and genuine...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40306

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

Hey: It is not appropriate to call out specific high schoolers by name (or middle schoolers by ethnic description) for things like "only finishing third rather than first at a very competitive tournament" or for hardly-new behavioral things. People who have not seen someone scream "f---" at a quizb...
by fleurdelivre
Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40306

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

TheCzarMan wrote:What happened to Gorman exactly? I heard he missed a couple buzzer races and sort of fizzled out.
If by "fizzled out," you mean "started dropping f-bombs after every lost buzzer race," you'd be more or less right.
by fleurdelivre
Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40306

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

What time is registration (i.e. just how early do I need to set my alarm tomorrow)?
by fleurdelivre
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9906

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

As for the original point of the post: I like St. Louis as a destination, I remember good things being said about Nashville from the year Vandy hosted (though I was not there), tournaments in Chicago are always good, and major cities with reliable public transit are in general worthwhile to consider.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 9906

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

What about any quizbowl-playing school in New York( I've heard things about Yeshiva University having a team, and Columbia presumably has one since they're hosting something this year)? it should not be hard at all to get from JFK(notable major hub) to Manhattan, ticket prices can't be all that awf...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6735

Re: Penn Bowl Discussion

I agree with the comment that some packets seemed to have much less editing than others: Once or twice, packets just seemed inferior to the rest of the very solid set. I also second the bonus difficulty criticism, since there was both a Philip Glass bonus (which began with the ever-typical "Knee Pl...
by fleurdelivre
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA
Replies: 46
Views: 16279

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2009 (1/24/2009), Phila., PA

Registration will take place between 8:15am and 8:45am in Claudia Cohen Hall G17. Games will take place in the next-door Williams Hall. This is the same place last year's Penn Bowl and our high school tournament were held. We'll try to have signs posted in some visible locations directing you there...
by fleurdelivre
Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 22632

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:List of packets recieved by various deadlines (to be kept running)
By Pizza deadline:
Jason Mueller's team
From the only team to truly understand the worth of a Shake's pie. Nice.
by fleurdelivre
Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09
Replies: 90
Views: 25689

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09

On a similar note, if there are any moderators out there in the audience who would be interested in helping us out, we have some of the finest pizza ordering abilities in the state and would be eternally grateful. I'd already signed on for Prison Bowl, but if you can offer Guy a sweet enough deal t...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (1/17/09)
Replies: 36
Views: 5622

Re: ACF Winter Northeast at Yale (1/17/09)

do you need/want staff?
by fleurdelivre
Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Resolve Protests in Important Games Immediately?
Replies: 36
Views: 3459

Re: Resolve Protests in Games Immediately?

This is perhaps the reason why you have at least one additional staff person available per bracket (or more immediately, per room). I don't know what percentage of games has a protest, but in the age of accessing internets by smartphone, I would suspect that if we had a research gopher dedicated to...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament
Replies: 28
Views: 3789

Re: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament

I'll assist, and if you'd like it to be at least lightly edited (duplicates, grammar, etc), I'd be happy to do that. I couldn't do anything more in-depth, but if it might still be useful...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBDB thread
Replies: 75
Views: 22321

Re: QBDB thread

The spreadsheet appears to be invite-only. Hmm, I hit the button that says "publish to the world," which I assumed would allow anyone to use it. Perhaps you need a Google account for this? Yes, google accounts are required for access to google documents. however, I was logged in with my google acco...
by fleurdelivre
Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MIT Cardinal Classic Mirror, Provisionally 2/14/09
Replies: 37
Views: 6472

Re: MIT Cardinal Classic Mirror, Provisionally 2/14/09

z9R4C3 wrote:I'm arbitrarily imposing a field cap of 18 teams, potentially to be expanded later when we find more readers.
You called?
by fleurdelivre
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: QBDB thread
Replies: 75
Views: 22321

Re: QBDB thread

The links from your root page are broken - they tack on the entire www.grapesmoker.com/x instead of merely /x.

Also, if no one's taken your bait by mid-January, I'd love to tinker with the stylesheets...I just won't be able to get to them until then.
by fleurdelivre
Fri Dec 12, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ATTN R. Robert Hentzel
Replies: 11
Views: 2816

Re: ATTN R. Robert Hentzel

I don't think the issue is that someone other than the club is running the tournament; the issue is that NAQT (knowingly or unknowingly) tried to run the tournament without the knowledge of the people who would most benefit from the tournament. Seeing as UCSD is a relatively new club that could gre...
by fleurdelivre
Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MO Lit packets and discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 6591

Re: MO Lit packets and discussion

I think I enjoyed playing this set but I was more dead than I was at CO Lit. So my comments are pretty much "Holy shit this tournament had a TU on Nurrudin Farah that's awesome", and "Why the fuck did this tournament have a TU on Nurrudin Farah? How did I get it on the second line!?" Nurrudin Farah...
by fleurdelivre
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: My name's Mater. Like tuhmater, without the tuh.
Replies: 29
Views: 3053

Re: My name's Mater. Like tuhmater, without the tuh.

I see Chinatown buses pretty much everywhere I go...
by fleurdelivre
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 22632

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:So I'm in St. Louis right now, and I got here via Southwest. I think Charlie said its not too bad of a drive from here.

Also, I'd love to come to this.
Not bad, no, but two hours.
by fleurdelivre
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)
Replies: 81
Views: 22632

Re: Anouncement: Missouri Open (06/06/2009)

I'd love to attend this, but Columbia seems really difficult to get to. Is there any possible host in Kansas City, notably served by Southwest Airlines? Columbia is served by either 1) Northwest Airlines via Memphis or 2) The MO-X shuttle from either St. Louis or Kansas City airports. That said, it...
by fleurdelivre
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NEVER MIND: RMPFest Northeast 11/23 in Harvard Sq.
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: INQUIRY: RMPFest Northeast 11/23 in Harvard Sq.

If you find your three and are really wanting to actually play, I'll read.
by fleurdelivre
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMPFest Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 3454

Re: RMPFest Discussion

Whig's Boson wrote:Also, if anyone knows how many teams played the UMD mirror, please let me know, as we need to determine the exact mirror fee that UMD owes us.
I believe we had six teams, but if someone disputes this - well, my memory's imperfect and I didn't have anywhere near enough coffee on Saturday.
by fleurdelivre
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Illinois Open Mirror (11/15/08) at Maryland
Replies: 48
Views: 7290

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Illinois Open Mirror (11/15/08) at Maryland

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:1) As mentioned, there is a football game occurring at Maryland Sunday.
There's a college football game occuring on a Sunday?
It has to be a typo; if it were Sunday, we'd have no worries about quiz bowl parking, either.