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by Illinois Admin
Mon May 13, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 5
Views: 612

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Will The Unanswered Question be ready by this point? Due to some event cancellations and the fact that some of these things might be mirrored earlier, I'm not sure if we need more events--I thought about doing a gimmicky revival of the guerrilla film tournament if we needed some a late Sunday event...
by Illinois Admin
Mon May 13, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 2915

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

MUSES will also be ready by July 20th. MUSES is intended to be able to be run a main event as it is 20 tossups with linked 2 part bonuses with 12 packets.
by Illinois Admin
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Progcon wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:06 pm
When will a thread for the collegiate mirror go up? My team and I would like to register.
Tomorrow night or so.
by Illinois Admin
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Hey everyone, we will be running our online mirror on May 18th (announcement to come). This will be intended for undergrads and other less dominant players. Teams are allowed to be open (as in players need not attend the same institution and may be former college students, high schoolers, middle sch...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

Re: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Are high schoolers allowed to play in this tournament? I wasn't able to attend the Groger Ranks HS-only mirror. High schoolers are for sure going to be allowed. We are deliberating on whether this will be a true open tournament or open as in no same school teammate requirements. If there is suffici...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror
Replies: 16
Views: 2387

DATE POLL: ILLIAC Collegiate/Open Online Mirror

Hello everyone, since a few in person mirrors had to be cancelled, and a few regions ended up not having mirrors to play, we are looking to host an online mirror of ILLIAC. Additionally, please give your feedback as to whether you would prefer that this be a closed or open mirror.
by Illinois Admin
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

Aftere repeated inquiry, we are looking at putting together an online college/open mirror for ILLIAC. I will be posting a date preference poll in the next day or two, will update here.
by Illinois Admin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: MUSES Announcement

Milhouse wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:12 pm
Illinois Admin wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
2/2 Euterpe - music (1/1 Classical, .75/.75 “other,” and .25/.25 whimsical)
To be perfectly clear, does "classical" here mean western art music, or music from classical antiquity (I'm assuming the former)?
Have now checked, yes it is classical in the sense of western art music.
by Illinois Admin
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

Re: MUSES Announcement

2/2 Polyhymnia - hymns (1/1 Ancient, 1/1 Non-Ancient) Really looking forward to how this fills out in a 12 packet tournament :shock: This is one of the categories where we will use the "loosely interpreted" clause and common sense to not create a slog of boring and hard questions. 2/2 Urania - astr...
by Illinois Admin
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 2256

MUSES Announcement

I am pleased to announce MUSES (Mythologically United Subjects in an Exceptional Set), a 12-packet open-level tournament with a distribution roughly corresponding to the nine Muses as defined in Hellenistic Era writings. There will be 20 tossups and linked 2 part bonuses (à la Listory or Skype Lit)....
by Illinois Admin
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 2270

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

I personally would greatly prefer a July mirror since I'll be leaving for Austin in early August, but I am but one person.
by Illinois Admin
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 33307

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

The format for this year's Nationals has changed some from last year, so I wanted to provide a write-up of this year's format to clear up questions teams may have, and please post any outstanding questions in this thread or message me. Prelims Teams will be divided into 6 groups of 8, and play a li...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 31
Views: 8682

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I will be starting a Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin this fall. I will be here for 2 years (presumbably) and plan to keep playing quiz bowl as much as my schedule allows!
by Illinois Admin
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

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

Congratulations to Michigan for winning the tournament! They defeated Purdue in the final 400-140. SIUE took 3rd place outright. We hope everyone enjoyed the tournament and the question set!
by Illinois Admin
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

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

CPiGuy wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:10 pm
What does the field look like for this?
Sorry for the delay, a field update has benn attached to the first post.
by Illinois Admin
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

ILLIAC at UIUC (3/23/19)

The Academic Buzzer Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting ILLIAC on March 23rd, 2019. More information on this set can be found here . Fee Structure $120 per team -$5 per functioning buzzer system -$10 per approved staffer with laptop, on an as needed basis Registration Please email et...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

I suspect you're as eager as us to find this out, but is there any talk of a new Northeast/New England site to replace the former one at Harvard? Thanks! We are currently talking to teams in NE to try to find a new site to replace Harvard and will update everything here as soon as we get any updates.
by Illinois Admin
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ UIUC (1/26/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 2759

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ UIUC (1/26/19)

Congrats to Chicago A for winning the tournament! Chicago B, Northwestern A, and WUSTL A round out the top 4. Congrats to Illinois C for winning the UG and D2 titles! Chicago E gets second in both of those and Chicago D gets 3rd in UG. Thank you to everyone who came out to play and to all of the sta...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 2177

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

The lack of Ethan Ashbrook (Uni's best player) is a bit odd as is Nick Morrow over Tim Cho (no offense to NIck, but Tim scales to college pretty well while Nick seems peak at HS regs).
by Illinois Admin
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 46
Views: 12943

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I will say that I almost certainly was too conservative in my estimation for how many Chicago area people would come down to staff as I did not want to promise staffers that I could not actually produce. I believe I said roughly 16 could be counted on with high certainty based on number of uiuc peop...
by Illinois Admin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Students as tournament directors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1707

Re: Students as tournament directors?

Chris did a very good job outlining everything I would've said so I won't go over it again. However, I did want to just say if you need/want any help designing a format or any other TD'ing questions, I am more than happy to help you out (I benefited greatly from having multiple people show me the ro...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019) Available for HS mirrors
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019) Available for HS mirrors

Mirrors
Texas Invitational - Sunday March 24
Midwest Championship at Adlai Stevenson HS - April 6th
University of Georgia - April 6th
Discord (run by Groger Ranks) - April 14th
Bard High School Early College - May 18th
by Illinois Admin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019) Available for HS mirrors
Replies: 1
Views: 1944

ILLIAC (Spring 2019) Available for HS mirrors

The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to announce that ILLInois Academic Competition (ILLIAC) is available for high school mirrors starting March 2019. Eligibility All high schoolers are eligible to play ILLIAC as closed teams in designated high school...
by Illinois Admin
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 5168

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Geriatric trauma wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
PS come to Chicago (the city not the school)
Why not both?
by Illinois Admin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ UIUC (1/26/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 2759

ACF Regionals 2019 @ UIUC (1/26/19)

The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is is pleased to announce that we will host the Great Lakes site of this year's ACF Regionals on Saturday, January 26, 2019. REGISTRATION: To register, you must: Fill out the central registration form . AND Email us at bamcla...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3428

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:18 pm
stats should be available here
If you have any issues with the stats don't bother me about them I just ripped them from scoresheets
Thank you Andrew for doing that while I was at work so I didn’t have to
by Illinois Admin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3428

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

Becuase then I can commandeer a bunch of people to work on it all at once and not have to do merging 6 different SQBS files
by Illinois Admin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3428

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

Congrats to MSU for beating Chicago A in both games of the advantaged final to win the tournament! Northwestern forfeited their play in game for that final so they take 3rd and OSU and UIUC A tied for 4th. Tomorrow we’ll start putting the stats into Neg5 and then use Bryan’s handy dandy parser to ge...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Re: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)

Congratulations to UIUC A for winning the tournament and the UG title. Purdue A decided to forfeit the advantaged final and take 2nd place. Chicago Green defeated Chicago Red for 3rd place. Chicago Red took the D2 title. Also congrats to Jacob Simmons for getting 21 negs over the day and winning the...
by Illinois Admin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Re: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)

Playoffs schedule
EDIT: Third times the charm
by Illinois Admin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Re: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)

Here is the schedule for prelims
by Illinois Admin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg5 to SQBS Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

Re: Neg5 to SQBS Parser

It appears to have worked pretty flawlessly after I fixed a few mistakes in total TUH for a few matches. I was unsure of how to enter a forfeit into neg5, so those were entered as 10 - 0 games and were easy to change to forfeits once the SQBS file was made. Thank you so much! I'm glad it worked! If...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 163
Views: 74170

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

Please stop using Neg5 as a substitute for more stable stats (SQBS) at your tournaments. This post outlines the current problems with using Neg5 quite well: In general, neg5 has two major issues: first, that oftentimes people forget to save the rounds stats, which are subsequently lost to the sands...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 21233

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

When will hosts get the info for what teams packets were used? I could use it to start making our schedule and to see how I need to set up bye rounds. I emailed the Acf fall email twice now with no response.
by Illinois Admin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg5 to SQBS Parser
Replies: 10
Views: 3726

Neg5 to SQBS Parser

Hey everyone, here is the neg5 (QBJ) to SQBS parser that I have previously mentioned in other posts. It worked perfectly on the first tournament we used it on but there are likely cases where it will fail (ties and forfeits for example). I did not create this and I definitely lack the tech knowledge...
by Illinois Admin
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)

Thank you Bryan Lu for creating a parser to convert the Neg5 stats to SQBS. We will be sharing this once we finish testing it so that everyone can use it. Is there any chance you've finished testing this? I'm gonna run one more test tonight. Sorry for the delay with this, it has been a bit hectic.
by Illinois Admin
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice at UIUC (10/13/2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: IHSSBCA Novice at UIUC (10/13/2018)

Stats are available here
by Illinois Admin
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)
Replies: 5
Views: 3031

Re: ACF Fall 2018 @ UIUC (November 3rd)

Field 21/21: Chicago 3 teams Depaul 1 team Illinois: ~3 teams 1 buzzer, many staffers Iowa 1 team 1 buzzer Kentucky 2 teams 1 buzzer Northern Illinois University 1 team Notre Dame: 2 teams, 1 buzzer Purdue 2 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer SIUE 1 team Truman State: 2 teams WUSTL 3 teams 3 buzzers 1 staf...
by Illinois Admin
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)

Congratulations to IMSA A for winning this year's Earlybird! Uni A, Auburn A, and Stevenson A round out the top 4. The SQBS is up. It is missing a few things that will be fixed in the next few days. Thank you Bryan Lu for creating a parser to convert the Neg5 stats to SQBS. We will be sharing this o...
by Illinois Admin
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)

Well of course today is the day my printer dies on me. We only have 8 paper schedules so here is the prelim schedule. I'll use the university printers to get the playoff schedule printed so that we have enough paper copies.
by Illinois Admin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice at UIUC (10/13/2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: IHSSBCA Novice at UIUC (10/13/2018)

Field (12/12)
BBCHS 1 team
Centennial 1 teams
Mahomet 2 teams
Mattoon 2 teams
Monticello 1 team 1 buzzer
Olympia 1 team 1 buzzer
Palestine 2 teams
Uni High 2 team

The field is now closed
by Illinois Admin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

College Mirrors We are actively pursuing mirrors in all of the following regions. If you feel that you can host a viable mirror in a region not listed below, please feel free to send us an email. New England - Brown - April 20th Mid-Atlantic - Johns Hopkins (HS allowed) - March 31st South Central S...
by Illinois Admin
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: IHSSBCA Novice at UIUC (10/13/2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 936

IHSSBCA Novice at UIUC (10/13/2018)

The Academic Buzzer Team and Uni High Quiz Bowl Team are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the east-central IHSSBCA novice tournament on October 13th. This event will use SCOP Novice 9 . The field will be capped at 16 teams for now, but we may expand if there is sufficient demand. Attendan...
by Illinois Admin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 14
Views: 4873

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)

MichelleYangBHS wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:01 pm
Is this a PACE Qualifier?
It is indeed
by Illinois Admin
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 6163

ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

The Academic Buzzer Team at University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is pleased to announce ILLIAC (ILLInois Academic Competition), an ACF Fall plus difficulty set (a la MUT, EMT, and SMT), or approximately 1 1/2 dots on the calendar . This means that the difficulty will be between ACF Fall and AC...