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by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

For what it's worth, I've reported this to NAQT and they've indicated that they're looking into it.
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 2559

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

Pro tip: When announcing and running a tournament, or a section of a tournament, to be run at a certain time, it is generally advisable to have questions for said tournament ready less than negative thirty minutes before that time. also this hasn't been said but major props to Dean/Wesley/Rishi/the ...
by CPiGuy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

Overall, the mods and I had the same consensus that this packet set was the best "fit" for us Okemos kids, meaning that the tossups were of the strengths that the usual Okemos student would have if taken the classes at the school, and such classes would have allowed Okemos students to power more fr...
by CPiGuy
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2935

Re: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019

I'm told that Joseph Chung had access to the packets from this set beforehand This alone should have disqualified him from playing. As someone who has directed multiple tournaments in which I also played, if you're going to do this, you need to make sure that the packets are sent to a specific pers...
by CPiGuy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: History Bee & Bowl events
Topic: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 2559

Re: 2019 NHBB Discord Tournament

For what it's worth, Ameya actually said in the Discord that he would be taking questions from existing tournaments and then editing them to make them "more competitive"; not sure what that means but guessing it's a synonym for "making sure nobody can look up the exact wording and then cheat". Also ...
by CPiGuy
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 65
Views: 6584

Re: Player Poll 2019

A few shills: Ryan Bilger of Gettysburg is an extremely solid generalist who pretty much single-handedly led his team to fourth at Regs and third bracket at Nationals. You should consider voting for him in the overall, history, and visarts polls. You should 100% vote for him in the literature poll; ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8537

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

The fact that I, formerly one of the most motivated players, can have that motivation stripped to almost nothing by a single tournament suggests that the absurdity of nationals is discouraging for far more people. dude, hard quizbowl's really fucking hard! you were the second d2 scorer in the field...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

High school quizbowl should have 0/0 computational math and 1/1 non-computational math. Seriously, comp math sucks and is impossible to make pyramidal. Stop including it in otherwise excellent tournaments, people who do so! I should have been clearer in my original post. I am not calling for comput...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

High school quizbowl should have 0/0 computational math and 1/1 non-computational math.

Seriously, comp math sucks and is impossible to make pyramidal. Stop including it in otherwise excellent tournaments, people who do so!
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8537

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

As one of the people who initially thought Rust wasn't worth asking about (I had only looked at it because I applied to Mozilla), I will say that I changed my mind. It has won stackoverflow's favorite language or something like 2 or 3 consecutive years in a row, so it seems like a question that is ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 37
Views: 2761

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format

I made a bunch of comments on the logistics and format in the other thread in the same post as question feedback. Gonna put them here instead. Thoughts on the weekend's logistics: -- I didn't actually staff this year but I saw that the staff grids for Sunday were finalized at the beginning of the to...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8537

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

The tossup on Picard was all (or mostly) stuff you encountered in complex analysis. And yeah the DAGs question has been discussed above, but it is something you cover in graph theory, discrete mathematics, and the clues were drawn from what I encountered in discrete mathematics class I took. Yeah, ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 8537

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

First of all, this weekend was a blast! The amount of effort that the editors put into the set was clear and I really enjoyed playing it. I was left wishing I could play more, which I did not expect from such a hard set -- it really didn't feel as brutal as I expected, despite my not actually scorin...
by CPiGuy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 7243

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Can somebody change the title of this thread? It's definitely offputting for no productive reason at this point.
Yeah, I edited my first post, which should have that effect.
by CPiGuy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 29387

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:21 am
I misread the schedule. At some point I heard something about super playoffs as well and this appears to be untrue.
There are superplayoffs per my understanding, they just occur for every bracket like at ICT.
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1116

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

i do math, if you do things other than math i want to play this tournament with you!
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 10
Views: 1059

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

I imagine Geo Monstrosity XI will both happen and occupy its traditional late-Friday-night-at-HSNCT slot.
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 7243

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

while neat, (and I'm certainly a huge fan of paired brackets) this has the risk of falling apart due to bad seeding, which is already a problem - to wit, it's hypothetically possible that all the teams in one bracket are 0-9 and all the teams in another are 9-0. While that extreme level is unlikely...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 7243

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

A format which requires 14 rounds but only 1 tiebreaker (as opposed to 13 rounds and two tiebreakers, as the current format does), without expanding the field, is: 4x9 crossover brackets (so, each team in pool A plays each team in pool B and none from their own; likewise for pools C and D) Split to ...
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric
Replies: 12
Views: 1045

Re: NAQT and Feedback Rhetoric

I'm sorry if my tone came off too harsh to people, and especially if it detracted from actual discussion of the issues. I don't think it was unjustified, but I agree that it might have been pragmatically better, if only to avoid a discussion like this one overshadowing the actual discussion I was tr...
by CPiGuy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 7243

ICT format and seeding discussion

See title. The ICT format is bad. It does at least two things objectively wrong, sometimes in a manner in which they are literally the only people in good quizbowl to do them wrong. These things are not weird hypothetical degeneracies, but meaningful errors that have led to multiple teams being fuck...
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

jacke wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:50 pm
The distribution, difficulty, and length of tossups of this tournament together look very appealing. Looking forward to playing this at Rutgers next year! Will this tournament be powermarked, or is it 10's and negs only?
Ugh, I knew I'd missed something.

The tournament will have powers.
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 9968

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

I have not attempted to find a team because I was unsure of whether we'd be in Chicago on time; if it turns out we will be (which looks reasonably likely); is the TD amenable to allowing five-member teams? We really want to get to 12 teams since that makes a really easy schedule with no byes that a...
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

I expect all questions to be shorter than 850 characters, or 7 lines of 10-point TNR 850 characters is still quite long— for comparison NASAT has a maximum of 900 characters. 24 tossups of 850 characters is about the length of 22 tossups of 900 characters, and 24 bonuses will take substantially lon...
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

Does this tournament have a head editor? If not, how do you plan on handling the well-documented issues that arise in the absence of one? Based on conversation in the Discord, I realized that I was somewhat fundamentally misinformed about the nature of a head editor. So, to answer this question: I ...
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 9968

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

I have not attempted to find a team because I was unsure of whether we'd be in Chicago on time; if it turns out we will be (which looks reasonably likely); is the TD amenable to allowing five-member teams?
by CPiGuy
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 787

ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

I am pleased to announce the 2020 Michigan Winter Tournament , a regular-minus-difficulty tournament to be available for mirrors starting January 2020. The name is subject to change if we come up with a sufficiently witty acronym. The tournament will be written largely by members of the University o...
by CPiGuy
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)

This tournament happened. Congrats to DCC A for clearing the field by two and winning. Grosse Pointe South came second, with DCC B taking third.
by CPiGuy
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)

this tournament was fun!

Thanks for hosting and writing, Illinois, and in particular, thanks for getting us out at a reasonable hour!
by CPiGuy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 26
Views: 5663

Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

To quote Jacob O'Rourke from last year: it's that time of year again where people start to hear back from transfer applications, grad school apps, job offers, landlords, etc. and make plans to go places. Here is a thread in which current college players or members of the college quizbowl community c...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 4292

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

I'm not sure if things have changed since I was a minor poobah (an Abba Dabba Doo Guy) at UMN, but we never were able to reserve rooms in Blegen past 4 PM. This generally did not matter at all, aside from the fact the rooms would lock and you had to be careful about that. When I first started at UM...
by CPiGuy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)

The field is capped at 24, which is the current field size. Troy D has been put on the waitlist and they have been individually contacted.
by CPiGuy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)

Just a reminder that we'll be instituting a field cap tomorrow night, which will likely be 24 unless we receive an influx of signups soon.
by CPiGuy
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 1666

Re: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)

What does the field look like for this?
by CPiGuy
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Michigan Winter Invitational (Ann Arbor, MI - 23 Feb '19 - CAST)
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Re: 2019 Michigan Winter Invitational (Ann Arbor, MI - 23 Feb '19 - CAST)

This tournament happened. Here are some stats. DCC A cleared the top superplayoff bracket by two games to win the tournament without need for a final. Congratulations to them, and to Miami Valley School for finishing second. The top individual scorers were Miami Valley's John John Groger, Ottawa Hil...
by CPiGuy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: SCT placement policies

Thanks for the transparency! Points 1, 3, and 4 are all well-founded in my opinion, and I at least have no issue with them. 2. If the prelims are a split-field round-robin followed by bracketed playoffs that do not repeat any opponents from the preliminary pools (formats marked "SFRR" for 15 through...
by CPiGuy
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 3001

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

It would appear that ACF has extended an autobid to both NCF and UF B, per the A-value spreadsheet. I like this decision, but in my opinion this bid should come at the expense of UCF's hosting autobid, rather than at the expense of whichever unfortunate team winds up on the bubble and would have ot...
by CPiGuy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Michigan Winter Invitational (Ann Arbor, MI - 23 Feb '19 - CAST)
Replies: 9
Views: 2900

Re: 2019 Michigan Winter Invitational (Ann Arbor, MI - 23 Feb '19 - CAST)

Two updates:

Skyline has dropped, so DCC F has been restored to the field.

Teams should have received an email from me. If you think you are registered and have not gotten an email from me, please let me know.
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: SCT placement policies

To wit, NAQT's approved formats page says: NAQT provides questions for 16 rounds of play at SCT tournaments. The tournament format at SCT must meet these criteria: Division I and Division II teams must have separate divisions whenever four or more teams are entered in each division. Every team must ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: SCT placement policies

I thought NAQT makes hosts rank teams by all games played. The hosts of this tournament did not realize that NAQT's policy is to consider all games when ranking teams. It's a dumb policy but it's definitely a policy. Well, they neither told me that policy nor included it on any of their several pub...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: 2019 Michigan NAQT State Championship (30 March 2019, Ann Arbor, MI)

This tournament will be held on NAQT's Division II SCT set. This set is more difficult than a typical high school set; NAQT designates it for use at state championships. It will likely do a better job of distinguishing the top teams than a typical Invitational Series set, but we want to make sure pe...
by CPiGuy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

SCT placement policies

There's been some confusion over exactly how NAQT determines placement for SCT -- whether it is based on overall record, or playoff-only record. Jeff indicated that NAQT intends to solve this issue over the summer, but in my opinion it needs to be solved now, because it materially affects the D-valu...
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 3296

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Miami-Ohio A and Notre Dame A are listed as tied for 5th in the Michigan site despite Miami-Ohio having a better record. It seems like the teams played a double round robin, then the two teams in question played each other twice (going 1-1), so by the policy, teams should be ranked by total record....
by CPiGuy
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 3296

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Well, this is news to me, as I announced to teams at my site that prelim games against common opponents would carry over. Thankfully it didn't end up screwing anyone.

NAQT, this policy is monumentally stupid. Full stop.
by CPiGuy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Re: 2019 NAQT Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (9 Feb 2019)

This tournament happened -- thanks for everyone who came out for it, whether to play or staff! In Division 1, Michigan State A won both the undergraduate and overall titles by defeating Ohio State in two games of an advantaged final. Notre Dame B cleared the field by two games in Division 2. Congra...
by CPiGuy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Re: 2019 NAQT Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (9 Feb 2019)

This tournament happened -- thanks for everyone who came out for it, whether to play or staff! In Division 1, Michigan State A won both the undergraduate and overall titles by defeating Ohio State in two games of an advantaged final. Notre Dame B cleared the field by two games in Division 2. Congrat...
by CPiGuy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Upper/Competitive Divisions
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: Upper/Competitive Divisions

Yeah, I'm gonna split with the majority wisdom here and say that if you are not even consistently in the top bracket (usually a lot fewer than 10 teams) at regular divisions, and you invariably come last in the "competitive" divison, maybe you should stick with the regular division for at least some...