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by CPiGuy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

Our own Matt Failor was allowed to compete (including in HSNCT) at grade 8, so i'm assuming it is allowed in Michigan. Speaking as the TD of several recent U-M tournaments: Michigan doesn't have a state organization overseeing quizbowl (with the possible exception of local leagues? I'm out of state...
by CPiGuy
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"
Replies: 8
Views: 698

Re: Question regarding state policies regarding "playing up"

NAQT requires that (absent special approval to the contrary) players only play for the school(s) they actually attend. So middle schoolers cannot play for a high school (unless they also take classes there or have special approval), but a player in grade 8 at a K–12 school could play with high scho...
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 68
Views: 11484

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Valefor wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Conor 110
I... didn't play this, and don't know of any other Conors in quizbowl who spell their name the way I do, so you've either misspelt someone's name or you're mistaken about someone's Discord handle. Or there's another Conor I don't know about, which is also a possibility.
by CPiGuy
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards
Replies: 12
Views: 1494

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

I'm probably not voting in this poll, but Wesley Zhang has ridiculous geography knowledge -- he got 4-5 tossups a round at Geo Monstrosity / GHOTI, several of them not late in the question.
by CPiGuy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!
Replies: 31
Views: 12036

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group. I think they are; they just failed to correctly assign teams to columns. The ...
by CPiGuy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 5682

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Again, if you're part of an NYC-based institution (and I know there are a lot of you!), and you think you could potentially help provide rooms for this event, pleeeeease let me know. What about an NYC-adjacent institution? I know NYC proper would be preferable but surely a tournament in New Jersey ...
by CPiGuy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

There were five ballots in the team poll. Team Poll Results 1. Hunter (NY) [124, 4 first place votes, lowest #2] 2. Hopkins (CA) [116, highest #2, lowest #4] 3. Churchill A (CA) [115, highest #2, lowest #4] 4. Liberty (AL) [106, highest #4, lowest #5] 5. Challenger-Almaden (CA) [97, highest #3, lowe...
by CPiGuy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Polls have been tallied. Thanks to the following voters, of whom all 11 voted in the player poll and 5 voted in the team poll: Tyler Benedict (players, teams) Owen Farra (players) Dev Ganguli (players) Jacob Hardin-Bernhardt (players, teams) Aadit Juneja (players) Robert Muñiz (players) Ameya Singh ...
by CPiGuy
Fri May 31, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4137

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

EDIT EDIT: I've just been reminded that the company logo is literally just the letters "NAQT" with the full name in tiny print below it, which seems less than inspiring to be quite honest. To be fair, NAQT does have some really excellent logos for their individual tournaments, which they use in all...
by CPiGuy
Thu May 30, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity: A Packet of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing
Replies: 5
Views: 778

Re: Mons Mathstrosity: A Packet of Symbolically Authentic Non-Euclidean Adventures in Mountain Climbing

i never see pigeons in wheeling wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:00 pm
Why not just roll it into the "eventual" Mons Mathstrosity (the quotation marks being present for a reason)?
well, that tournament is not going to be packet-sub any more, and Sam presumably is interested in playing it.
by CPiGuy
Wed May 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4204

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Oh, actual comment on question content: The tossup on the "time derivative" should really, really accept "differentiation with respect to time" as an alternate answer and prompt on "differentiation" the same as it does on "derivative". On another note on that question, I'm a huge fan of NAQT adoptin...
by CPiGuy
Wed May 29, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 4204

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

As a moderator, I noticed that this set had a much higher frequency of copyediting issues that interfered with my ability to read -- there was an omitted preposition/article, an instance of "the that" or something like that, or something along those lines almost every round, and sometimes several ti...
by CPiGuy
Tue May 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Reminder that you have one week to send me ballots!
by CPiGuy
Sat May 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

This happened. Four teams played a three-packet round robin. Individual stats were not kept but I have team stats which will at some point be uploaded. Thanks to everyone who played for making GM11 happen, and special thanks to John Petrovich for staffing alongside me! Apologies for the logistical c...
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

We're at the aforementioned place waiting for ACRONYM to finish.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

We'll meet at 10:15 (I forgot HSNCT had eight scrimmage rounds) at the circle of chairs outside Imperial A. Hope to see people there -- tell your friends!
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Geography Monstrosity 2019

One more thing: The tournament will be free, but you are welcome to remunerate me/Jay for it if you so desire. Don't feel obliged to, though.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 301

Geography Monstrosity 2019

Crosspost from collegiate forum:

Geo Monstrosity 2019 is happening and will be a mirror of GHOTI, a geography set by Jay Misuk.

More details here.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Geography Monstrosity 2019

Geography Monstrosity will happen tonight after the conclusion of scrimmages and ACRONYM at HSNCT. Unfortunately, there is no set being produced specifically for the tournament. Geo Monstrosity at HSNCT is a decade-long tradition that I wouldn't want to see end, so I'll be running a mirror of Jay Mi...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Did Yash even play in any regular GA Middle School events this year? There's very little individual stats to verify that and none of my players gave me any indication that Taylor Road MS had a player of that caliber at any point this year. Taylor Road's stats at regular season MS events don't seem ...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

Re: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Here's my "for your consideration" post, mostly focusing on teams/players who for some reason either aren't represented well or aren't represented at all by nationals stats: Teams Wayzata Central (MN) and Oak Valley (CA) both had >23 PPB in prelims at MSNCT. Despite their poor playoff performances (...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 19, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll
Replies: 16
Views: 1974

MS Post-Nats Player and Team Poll

Hey everyone, I'll be running a national team and player poll for middle school teams and players. The poll is intended to rank players and teams by skill and performance for the 2018-19 season ; this is not a predictive poll for next year. To vote, please send your ballots to me at conchuirgaeilge@...
by CPiGuy
Sun May 12, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 94
Views: 17378

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

literatureboye wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:44 pm
I believe was the deepest run of any Alabama team at any national tournament.
Chandler West said this is the case.
by CPiGuy
Sat May 11, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

We're in JFK/Midway.
by CPiGuy
Fri May 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: No Banter Please @ MSNCT Saturday Night (5/11/19)

I'm in. Perhaps there should be a signup spreadsheet?
by CPiGuy
Tue May 07, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 3939

Re: MSNCT predictions

I guess we're doing the prediction thing so I'll take Aptakisic, Churchill, Challenger-Almaden, Daniel Wright, Hunter, Odle for top six.

My biggest prediction is that at least one of the top six teams will be someone nobody in this thread picked for top six. There's always at least one surprise.
by CPiGuy
Mon May 06, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 2165

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Michigan Winter Tournament (Winter 2020)

After some internal discussion we've tweaked the distribution a bit. Most importantly, it's now 22/22. Length is unchanged.
by CPiGuy
Mon May 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: MSNCT predictions
Replies: 32
Views: 3939

Re: MSNCT predictions

I think Arin is an amazing player, but a team based on one player's performance can go downhill swiftly in the case of even one bad packet. Karsten is correct here. Arin will almost surely be top overall scorer, but packet variance is a real thing and I would not be surprised to see Challenger-Alma...
by CPiGuy
Wed May 01, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at HSNCT
Replies: 13
Views: 3497

Re: META at HSNCT

Me, Robert Muñiz, and Ankit Aggarwal are looking for a fourth player for this, in particular a literature specialist. Message any of us if you want to join us!
by CPiGuy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Okemos Spring Invitational, April 20th 2019
Replies: 21
Views: 4898

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: 37
Views: 6391

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: 21
Views: 4898

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: 21
Views: 4898

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: 37
Views: 6391

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: 92
Views: 16263

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: 14261

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: 2203

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: 2203

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: 14261

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: 5680

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: 14261

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: 14261

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: 11949

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: 36084

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: 18
Views: 3910

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: 14
Views: 3843

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: 11949

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: 11949

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: 2420

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: 11949

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...