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by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: VCU Season Finale XI (04/28/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: VCU Season Finale XI (04/28/2018; Richmond, VA)

Just to update with 10 days until the tournament we currently have a field of: Norfolk Academic x 3 Collegiate x 2 Freeman x 1 Mountain Vista Gov x 2 Clover Hill x 1 Robinson x 1 Rockbridge x 2 Cosby x 1 Glen Allen x 2 Maggie Walker x 2 Dinwiddie x 3 While I am aware that Cody's post above notes a f...
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri May 05, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 10855

TRICON 5: COMING SUMMER 2017

it is with a heavy heart that i must announce that the tricon is at it again This is the announcement for Tricon 5: ACF Memes for Canonical Teens, the latest in the Tricon series of whimsy-filled side events. The intended timeframe for this event to run is as part of the "Second Open" weekend in sum...
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event
Replies: 53
Views: 16552

Re: PACENSC ~ A Pokemon Side Event

Vivit wrote:Yeah, we're thinking doubles.
Just don't try to do a rotation battle format.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 14567

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

So, why is NAQT still requiring this rule for the players who most strenuously reject it publicly ? Why can't the people who are most likely to take advantage of this rule do so? The clock is dumb and actively encourages people, in many instances, to play less quizbowl and hear fewer questions . I ...
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Maryland Trash (name TBD): sometime
Replies: 8
Views: 3152

Re: Maryland Trash (name TBD): fall 2016

When is this happening?
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 3375

Re: CO Trash at Maryland (Sept. 10, 2016)

Can you post a registered field so people can know if their team is actually registered or not?
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016
Replies: 45
Views: 21346

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) 2016

Just curious, if this is about "outreach" instead of just "running bigger tournaments," wouldn't it make sense to tie it to the number of unique colleges that are in the field rather than to the number of Registered Teams? Also, some of these numbers are so low that they are going to be easily excee...
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT Invitational Series Reconfiguration
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: NAQT Invitational Series Reconfiguration

Given that hosts are now buying considerably fewer questions, will there be a similar change in the pricing of these sets?
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri Jul 29, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

Re: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

Ethnic history of the Vilnius region wrote:I'm working on one. Hopefully we can get enough packets to run this thing. If not, I'll still read mine at VCU.
I feel like in the past when I collected packets for this most of them showed up in the 24-48 hours before the tournament.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

Re: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

Cheynem wrote:Can we get a list of submitted packets?
The initial post has been edited as such.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu May 26, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 5089

Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016

This is the announcement for this year’s iteration of Triacontakaipentagon. The intended timeframe for this event to run is during the massive collection of side events that seem to be gravitating towards becoming the "Second Open" this summer. This will be a totally guerilla (that is, 100% unedited...
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open
Replies: 61
Views: 25910

Re: The Second Summer Open

That comics set has been pushed back indefinitely as a "set." I'll probably crank out a tossup-only packet or 2 at the end of May, but judging by community interest that's all I'm interested in writing as of now. Well, shucks. Ah, well it is always* better to have something than nothing. Thank you,...
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed Oct 07, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Ken Jennings vs. QANTA
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

Re: Ken Jennings vs. QANTA

A quality opponent who is also well known, eh?

If only there was someone really good at quizbowl getting a lot of media attention right now...
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri May 22, 2015 5:07 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 565
Views: 218358

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:As is my tradition, I wrote a packet of Before & After questions for UChicago's end-of-the-year party. It consists of 24 tossups. I will be reading it in the IRC tonight for all who are interested, at 10 PM Eastern time.
:party:

This is probably the best birthday present i will get this year.
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri May 15, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Tricon: The Next Generation
Replies: 50
Views: 21417

Re: Tricon: The Next Generation

Black Miao wrote:I'd gladly play more of Cody Voight's glorious questions
I would also like to do that.
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 7315

Re: ICT Predictions

The United Stats of America wrote: At least one of our players get stranded overnight Friday in one of Dulles, Newark, or O'Hare (1-1)

:sad:
.
It is very strange to have an ICT this year where being at O'Hare is actually considered being stranded.
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Mar 10, 2015 3:22 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Praise Song Part II
Replies: 23
Views: 13895

Re: Praise Song Part II

During the assembly of the 2008 NSC, I watched him lay on a bed and dictate a tossup off the top of his head across the room to be typed out by someone sitting at a laptop.
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 30527

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Jordan,

If you look up at the post right above Joelle's there is a high school question on PewDiePie.

Also how is spoiling a current, episodic tv show anything like a "ruining the ending" to literally one of the most famous and referenced books ever?
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM
Replies: 23
Views: 10175

Re: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM

Ukonvasara wrote:I miss Xylon Otterburn.
Unfortunately, Xylon Genesis Otterburn dropped out and is now making comic books :(
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed Dec 17, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 22607

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

Has the date for the Maryland site been determined yet?
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7
Replies: 40
Views: 18011

Re: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7

Jeff, I think it might be beneficial if this page actually showed the names of the institutions hosting directly on it.

Also, it looks like the registration deadline for Georgia Tech has been set has 2/2/2012.
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Mid-Atlantic SCT (moved to Virginia)
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

Re: NAQT SCT at University of Maryland (2/7)

There is no limit to the number of buzzers provided for a discount, correct?
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon Oct 13, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad July 9-15
Replies: 24
Views: 12053

Re: 2015 Intl. History Olympiad @ William & Mary, July 9-15

Great Bustard wrote: The price ranges for the Olympiad depend on whether a student chooses double or single occupancy and a room with or without air conditioning.
As someone who has endured far too many Virginia summers, I strongly advise participants in this event try to get the rooms WITH air conditioning.
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COMICS II: It Stinks!
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: COMICS II: It Stinks!

Cheynem wrote:
I plan to have 10 packets of 20 powermarked tossups.
Will there be.... superpowers?
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COMICS II: It Stinks!
Replies: 4
Views: 2373

Re: COMICS II: It Stinks!

Neat.
by Frater Taciturnus
Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12665

Re: Triacontakaipentagon 2.5: August 2014

The Superfluous Man wrote:Wiener's team won the VCU mirror. Warning to future sites: be careful where you use the UVA packet.
That was by far the best packet in the set*

*two packets weren't read by the time i high-tailed it out because they were finals. UVA's was easily the best packet read during the RR tonight.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 24395

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

Manners Alam and I are a team for Sunday.

Saturday is Brian McPeak, Evan Adams, Josh Duncan, and myself.
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT survey results
Replies: 5
Views: 2120

Re: 2014 ICT survey results

Just curious, would it be possible for the category questions (difficulty and distro) to see the split between DI and DII results, or is that not possible with the way the survey is done? (Basically, I'm really wondering where the 12% that believes 8.9% Fine Arts is WAY TOO MUCH and the 4% who think...
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT and SSNCT survey results
Replies: 5
Views: 3118

Re: 2014 HSNCT and SSNCT survey results

So, two percent of HSNCT survey respondents say the average PPB for the entire field should be 30? Am I reading this table right?

How would that even work?
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 24395

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

I would very much love to find some coattails to ride on Saturday and a scientician to play with Yamin Alam, Chris Manners, and I on Sunday would be pretty cool too. I promise I haven't totally atrophied yet.
by Frater Taciturnus
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll

Congratulations to LASA A on sweeping the 2014 Post-Season Poll as the unanimous #1 team. St. John's came in second, Ladue third, Western Albemarle fourth, and LASA B rounded out the top five. 1 LASA A (#1 in pre-nationals poll) 2 St Johns (#3) 3 Ladue (#2) 4 Western Albemarle (#8) 5 LASA B (#4) 6 H...
by Frater Taciturnus
Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll

I'm checking to make sure I haven't missed anyone's vote somehow, as right now I only have six ballots.
by Frater Taciturnus
Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll

I will be posting the results of this poll tomorrow morning. I'm still hoping to get a few more ballots in, so I am extending the ballot deadline until midnight pacific time tonight.
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 15701

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

I probably will do even worse than I did on the first one but would still be up for this.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

Re: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll

the top 25 will get points, but you can keep going if you want
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 3831

2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll

So yeah now that the season is over it is Post-Nationals Final Poll time. Vote now (or at least before 5PM EDT Friday June 27th) by sending a ballot to my gmail address (myfirstandlastname[dot]vcu[at]gmail[dot]com). You can vote for B teams (or even C teams if you deem it so appropriate). Don't subm...
by Frater Taciturnus
Sat Jun 14, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 40590

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Sniper, No Sniping! wrote:
Muriel Axon wrote:
merv1618 wrote:Watkinsgate happened
Don't you mean Watkinsghazi?
NEVER FORGET
Why won't Hilary Clinton talk about the four national titles Harvard lost and what she knew about Ginseng's vulnerabilities?
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On the Clock, and how to play with it
Replies: 26
Views: 7984

Re: On the Clock, and how to play with it

Bonuses aren't listed under the tossup because bonuses are read sequentially, rather than tied to a specific tossup.
by Frater Taciturnus
Sat May 24, 2014 7:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQB Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

Re: HSQB Pre-Nationals Poll

Congratulations to LASA A on their first place finish in the 2014 pre-nationals poll. Out of 11 ballots, 10 put LASA A 1st, and LASA got 274 out of a possible 275 points. Ladue is 2nd, with St John's, LASA B, and High Tech rounding out the top 5. 1. LASA 274 2. Ladue 255 3. St John's 253 4. LASA "B"...
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed May 21, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQB Pre-Nationals Poll
Replies: 1
Views: 1584

HSQB Pre-Nationals Poll

Send me at my gmail address ([myfirstandlastname].vcu@[the email service run by google]). Assume that all teams are at the hypothetical "full strength" that they have been at for any point this year. Please use subject "HSQB Top 25" and submit by 7 PM, Friday night. If your email address does not ma...
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon May 05, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever
Replies: 25
Views: 7826

Re: The Worst Trash Tournament Ever

There must be something (besides oil) in the Richmond water, because much like Cody, I cannot wait for this.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu May 01, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 7977

Re: Praise Song

A quick thanks to: Dan Goff, who showed an incredible amount of patience with me when I was at Reynolds. I'm sure I made him want to throttle me or at the very least just walk away from the "team" but he stuck around which is basically the reason I was able to get ingrained into the college circuit ...
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 5995

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

Would it be possible for teams to submit partial rosters ("we're not sure about our 4th yet, but") to ameliorate this? A good way to implement this might be to allow individual players from a school to sign themselves up on a team, subject to the registrant's override. In the current system you can...
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings
Replies: 56
Views: 6647

Re: Crowdsourced Head to Head Rankings

*sigh*

This... this is why we can't have nice things.
by Frater Taciturnus
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Poll: Midseason Edition
Replies: 33
Views: 5235

Re: Poll: Midseason Edition

Sulawesi Myzomela wrote:
Cheynem wrote:You must rank at least 25 teams.
Oh good, I can send you my Top 136.
collegeqbrank.com gogogogo
by Frater Taciturnus
Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 24698

Re: DC Metro 2013-14 Date Claim Thread

Hi everyone, We may also have some Saturday evening event, though I can't promise that I won't cancel this for my own personal event, "Fred goes to sleep early in between the two quiz bowl tournaments he's running over a weekend." [...] We'd really love to have teams from this area attend, so pleas...
by Frater Taciturnus
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA A!
Replies: 10
Views: 6975

Re: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll

Deadline for ballots is 3 AM tonight.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA A!
Replies: 10
Views: 6975

Re: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll

It is indeed going, so far 10 ballots have been received. I will continue accepting ballots until the 8th.
by Frater Taciturnus
Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9
Replies: 35
Views: 8397

Re: 2014 NAQT SCT: February 8-9

Hilariously, my attempt to pull open the registration for the Ottawa site led to it telling me I could not register until Canada Day.
by Frater Taciturnus
Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA A!
Replies: 10
Views: 6975

2013-2014 High School Mid-Season Poll: Congrats to LASA A!

Congratulations to Liberal Arts and Science Academy of Austin, Texas on finishing first in the 2013-14 mid-season Hsquizbowl.org high school poll. LASA “A” finished with 324 out of the possible 325 points. St. John’s (Houston, TX) was second with 311 points, and LASA’s “B” team came in third with 27...