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by Mike Bentley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open?
Replies: 0
Views: 127

2019 Chicago Open?

I searched and couldn't find the announcement for this tournament. Has anyone stepped up to edit it yet this year? Is Chicago going to be able to host it?
by Mike Bentley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 3511

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

Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not qualified through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator, Ian Drayer, at wildcard@pace-nsc.org with the following: team name, contact information, and a summary of the team’s accomplishments throughout th...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 2477

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

Any plans for an online mirror? Not sure I'll be able to make it to ICT.
by Mike Bentley
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

ErikC wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:06 am
This was a great set - anyone with a passing interest in architecture should play this.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention that this tournament was really fun. Thanks to Aidan for writing it and reading it on Discord. You should play it in practice if you haven't already.
by Mike Bentley
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 4180

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

Oliver edged out Natan and me to win. Username 10 -5 Total Oliver Clarke 28 7 245 Natan Holtzman 29 13 225 Mike Bentley 30 17 215 Derek 15 3 135 Rahul Rao 5 50 Erik Christensen 7 7 35 ryu 4 1 35 Hidehiro Anto 4 2 30 Jeremy Tsai 3 1 25 Alex Schmidt 1 10 Max Wallace 1 10 Hu Ham 1 10 Eric Mukherjee 1 1...
by Mike Bentley
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Re: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

You might want to take a look at my list of books and other resources If you're looking for an actual book, Thanks for the response! I have troved through that list at various times, including at 3 AM at one point. It is ridiculously valuable. As for a book I'm not so much interested in that. Smart...
by Mike Bentley
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM

Itamar won. I've posted this packet and the previous two here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2258/
by Mike Bentley
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 71
Views: 13145

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Muriel Axon wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Sorry everyone! We've decided on March 30 and I just have to put up the announcement (Internet access currently spotty). Thanks for your patience.
Do you envision there being any Sunday events?
by Mike Bentley
Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla History Event (PIANO side event)
Replies: 12
Views: 2831

Re: Guerilla History Event (December)

When is the latest estimate fot when this tournament would run?
by Mike Bentley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM

PavanV wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:22 pm
Great, I will definitely be there! Is this is on the main server or is it somewhere else?
It will be in the #packets channel on the main server.
by Mike Bentley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

Re: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet Date Poll

This will be held on Wednesday, December 26th at 9 PM eastern time on Discord.
by Mike Bentley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18

I've posted this packet and the ones from the previous two years here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2255/

Jason won the Discord reading. I've attached the full set of scores.
by Mike Bentley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18

Will be starting in about 90 minutes.
by Mike Bentley
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1254

2018 Pacific Northwest Packet - 12/26/18 - 9 PM

I'm finally getting around to editing the third packet on things at least somewhat related to the Pacific Northwest (the packet is called A Bevy of Boodlers). I've edited out most of the local stuff so that it will be accessible to those who have never been to the region (although there are a couple...
by Mike Bentley
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18

Reminder that this is on Wednesday.
by Mike Bentley
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18

Oh and here are stats from Eyes:

Itamar: 240 - 7/22/17
PC: 165 - 8/8/7
Daniel: 105 - 7/8/16
Chris: 105 - 5/6/6
Alejandro: 45 - 2/8/13
Sally: 10 - 3/1/9
Shine: 5 - 0/1/1
Alex: 0 - 6/2/22
Ajay: -15 - 0/0/3
Jefferson: -20 - 0/0/4
Vikshar: -60 - 0/1/14
by Mike Bentley
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18

Itamar went 8-1 to clear the field at this tournament. Full stats will be posted in a day or two.
by Mike Bentley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18

This will take place on 12/12/18 at 9 PM EST on Discord.
by Mike Bentley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - Date Poll

Looks like there will be around 40 tossups and then some number (at least 20, possibly 40) speedcheck questions on stuff that was too dumb or too hard to turn into real tossups. I'll work on some sort of format and scoring rules once I finalize the packet.
by Mike Bentley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

New Tricks Your TV Can Do - VG Packet - 12/12/18

I'm working on another videogame packet (called New Tricks Your TV Can Do) similar to the ones I produced for the last two Festivus packet readings. I'm not going to tie it into Festivus this year, so if you're interested in playing it as a shootout on the Discord please fill out the poll. Like the ...
by Mike Bentley
Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes X Online Playtest - 11/24/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Eyes X Online Playtest - 11/24/18

Apologies, I'm going to have to postpone this. It will most likely be on a weekday more into December. More details TBA.
by Mike Bentley
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes X Online Playtest - 11/24/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: Eyes X Online Playtest

In the original thread, you mentioned potentially hosting a playtest mirror in December, but it looks like the only poll dates are in late November. Just to clarify, is this the only playtest mirror you plan on hosting? Thanks for running/making this! I'm really excited to play again. (I can't beli...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

If you like Hardcore History, check out History on Fire. Mike Duncan's podcasts (History of Rome and Revolutions) are also pretty good. A lot of the stories he tells will pop up in quiz bowl questions. History of India, The Civil War (1861-186): A History Podcast, and The History of China are also ...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes X Online Playtest - 11/24/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Eyes X Online Playtest - 11/24/18

There will be an online playtest of Eyes That Do Not See X on Saturday, November 24th at 3 PM EST. To sign up, shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com. There will be a limit of 10 players. It will be played as a shootout. There is no cost to play. The tournament will probably be played ove...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 2235

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

There's another thread on this here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18171&hilit=podcast I'll note that in general podcasts are less information dense than things like audiobooks. The downside is that you often have to pay for these, but you should check if your library has access t...
by Mike Bentley
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes X - December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Re: Eyes X - December 2018

The set is now done and is available for mirrors.
by Mike Bentley
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 3511

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

We're having some difficulties with our e-mail server at the moment. If you get a bounced e-mail sent to an @pace-nsc.org address, you can send your question to me at mbentleypace@gmail.com and I'll make sure it gets to the right person. I hope to get this issue resolved soon. Will post an update w...
by Mike Bentley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 71
Views: 13145

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

For what it's worth I'm most likely going to attend the Minnesota mirror and am looking for teammates.
by Mike Bentley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Re: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18

Yeah we'll do some form of it either after the tournament or during lunch.
by Mike Bentley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes X - December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Eyes X - December 2018

I have another Eyes That Do Not See. It will be available in early December. As with the previous iterations, there are 100 or so visual questions on visual arts. Difficulty will be in line with last year's iteration. If you want to mirror this tournament, shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gma...
by Mike Bentley
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 3511

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

We're having some difficulties with our e-mail server at the moment. If you get a bounced e-mail sent to an @pace-nsc.org address, you can send your question to me at mbentleypace@gmail.com and I'll make sure it gets to the right person. I hope to get this issue resolved soon. Will post an update wh...
by Mike Bentley
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4301

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

As a reader, this seemed like the best ACF Fall by a wide margin in years. The clues and answer lines were consistently interesting. Difficulty and length were well controlled. Thanks to everyone who worked on it.
by Mike Bentley
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 5
Views: 3511

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

Registration for qualified teams is now open. Please see this page for details: http://www.pace-nsc.org/2019-nsc-registration/

Note that even teams not listed on our website that otherwise meet the guidelines here can register: http://www.pace-nsc.org/2019-nsc-qualif ... uidelines/
by Mike Bentley
Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 33103

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Yeah jeez guys. There is an awfully lot amount of vitriol in this thread for someone who volunteered his time to do stats at a large open tournament and made those stats available in a way that satisfied probably 98% of use cases right away.
by Mike Bentley
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

Awesome. The last two versions of this have been delights.
by Mike Bentley
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 5705

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

To play devil's advocate here, I can see how with increased attention on the HSNCT, NAQT wants to protect itself from people winning the tournament well out of the age democratic of the average high school student. If the tournament ever had prize money associated with it, I guess it could be in som...
by Mike Bentley
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 5705

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

Out of curiosity are these types of policies in place for other high school competitions? I imagine most sports have something like this in place.
by Mike Bentley
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

Only things that have Wikipedia pages can be answers. I think some people (myself included) interpreted this to mean "if X is a Wikipedia page then X can be an answerline," not "the set of submittable answerlines is a subset of Wikipedia article titles." Based on the below post the restriction is t...
by Mike Bentley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

600 characters I think is fine - that's about 5.5/6 lines of 10/11 Times New Roman font, respectively. If the worry is that questions will go for too long and bore viewers, I genuinely do suspect that most of these tossups will go within the first couple sentences if they're written at the advertis...
by Mike Bentley
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

Is there a length guideline for submitted questions? Try not to go over 500 characters of questions, and unless the question is exquisitely crafted, try not to go under 400 characters. This is a really important point, thanks! We'll update the question submission interface to reflect this and also ...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18
Replies: 5
Views: 1976

Open Penn Bowl Mirror @ University of Washington - 12/1/18

We'll be hosting an open (in person) mirror of Penn Bowl at the University of Washington on Saturday, December 1st. To register, e-mail me at uwquizbowl@gmail.com. Registration fee will be $100 per team, but I'm willing to offer discounts for shorthanded teams. This tournament is open to try to enco...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

Field Update (10/8/18): Maryland A Sally Hemings Sam Spaulding, Stephen Leh, Isaac Park Drew Scheeler,... Michael Bentley, Jeremy Eaton, Sam Braunfeld Jonathan Magin will be our fourth player. Given that this tournament will seemingly end earlier than a typical tournament, are there any side events...
by Mike Bentley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 46
Views: 8114

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

I'm not sure if I'll attend but I have most of a half packet written for this. If you are interested in contributing the science questions to get this packet finished please let me know.
by Mike Bentley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 6045

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Also was there a logistics mail on this I missed?
by Mike Bentley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 6045

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Can moderators get together tonight and test that they can hear each other when speaking? Microphone problems with moderators are some of the biggest causes for time delays in Discord tournaments so getting everything figured out ahead of time would help us stay on time.
by Mike Bentley
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Please hold online playtesting mirrors on Sundays

Eh how much of a concern is this really? Online tournaments typically have like 5 staffers and they can be from across the country. And some of these tournaments are played by teams in places that aren't likely to have a local mirror. I don't think this is enough of a problem to have a categorical r...
by Mike Bentley
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3603

Re: The Human Use of Human Beings - Summer 2018

Questions are now posted: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/questionsets/2219/

There's also the discussion forum you can join if you have any comments about the set.