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by Charbroil
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

Team "Trust Me, I'm a Lawyer" (Andy Walz and Sean Philips) won this tournament after going 5-1. Tournament statistics can be found here.

Thanks to everyone who attended!
by Charbroil
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

I've assigned free agents to doubles teams and will send out an information email later this evening.
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

The spreadsheet is updated with everyone I've been told will be playing the tournament.
by Charbroil
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

mrmaguda wrote:I am playing for sure. I was just leaving registration up to Sean.
Andy was not one of the free agents I was already told about, so that brings the total up to at least 7.
by Charbroil
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

Fucitol wrote:Five days out from the date of the tournament, it would be nice to know if there is more interest in this tournament than the 3 free agents in the google doc.
I've heard that there are another 3 free agents who are interested; if we hit 8 players, I was thinking of running this as a doubles event.
by Charbroil
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 1588

John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of the John Charles Daly trash tournament after our NASAT mirror . I, Charles Hang, will be directing it. Registration To register, please e-mail us at washuqb@gmail.com with the following information: 1/ How many teams you wi...
by Charbroil
Mon May 14, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12083

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Also, if OCTAVIAN is going to be played (since it will apparently be done by the end of June), I will 100% be there.
by Charbroil
Mon May 14, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 12083

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I'm definitely going to this if there is an all-subject main event in addition to side events, but there's a good chance that I'll come to an all side-event weekend as well. If I do come, I'll try to bring some WUSTL people as well.
by Charbroil
Tue May 08, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 201

Is there a rationale behind not letting closed high school teams play this tournament? Closed high school teams are allowed to play this tournament, but only at designated high school mirrors intended for nationals preparation. An announcement for high school mirrors is forthcoming. Okay, is there ...
by Charbroil
Tue May 08, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 2019]
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Re: 2019 Terrapin announcement [medium-difficulty, March 201

Is there a rationale behind not letting closed high school teams play this tournament?
by Charbroil
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 5333

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I don't have a personal stake in this, but couldn't you just upload what you have? Based on what you just said, you do have results for 85 of 88 games. I can't imagine that anyone would hold it against you to simply put down the win/loss information for those remaining 3 games. Alternatively, you co...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 21347

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

We wrote two additional full editor packets... I'm curious what the rationale was for not using one of these packets to play off the tie between us and McGill. We certainly considered doing just that, but we decided that we weren't comfortable risking the exposure of questions that could very well ...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 21347

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

theMoMA wrote: We wrote two additional full editor packets...
I'm curious what the rationale was for not using one of these packets to play off the tie between us and McGill.
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 27521

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

It looks like the prelim games between teams in the same playoff bracket are double counted in the combined stats.
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3783

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

Do we know at this point what the list of schools with active teams who could actually host a 50 (or 60)-team national championship in 2 buildings with access to a major airport is? We have two buildings with 16 and 19 classrooms, respectively, though I don't think we've never tried to reserve over...
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3783

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I endorse everything in Jacob's post. That said, we did have fun at the tournament--thanks to all of the writers and editors for their hard work!
by Charbroil
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

To be clear:
Charbroil wrote:I'm not saying...the ACF editors are "incapable." Rather, I'm saying that it is impossible to powermark ACF Nationals based on [Nolan's] parameters.
by Charbroil
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...I don't see how you're drawing the conclusions you're drawing about what I said. You started by saying: I'd think if we started powermarking ACF Nats, it would be an almost entirely wasted effort. If the power mark appeared roughly at 25%-33% of the way through the tossup, frankly, I don't think...
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 10759

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

Since there was speculation about this in the pre-ICT discussion, I'm graduating next year instead of this year because I had to spend a significant part of this school year out of the country to handle a family emergency. (In other words, I'll be at WUSTL for one more year as an undergraduate.)
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I also suspect that the use of bold text increases the perceived amount of text that's in power. Not to grind any axes, but I did want to mention that my "more than 50%" statistic was based on counting the percentage of words in power (excluding pronunciation guides) in the first ~10 tossups in tha...
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...the power text takes up a too substantial portion of the question (for me this would probably be anything over roughly 40% of the text)... ...NAQT does a pretty reasonable job placing powers. These two statements are contradictory; looking at the sample packet from last year's ICT, almost every ...
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

Are the ephemeral opinions of some nebulous group of "newer players"--which, as I've commented above, aren't likely to be that strong anyway--really more important than the opinions of everyone in groups 2 and 3? Could you clarify what you meant by "newer players," Charles? Do you mean first-time p...
by Charbroil
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

new players...respond well to what they are normalized to/presented as good. Precisely. If you think ACF Nationals can be less tough or uninteresting with powers, I think ACF Nationals is going to be equally tough and uninteresting to you with or without powers. This touches on an important point. ...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread
Replies: 14
Views: 3422

Re: a completely innocuous ict/nats prediction thread

10. Oklahoma (UG) 11. Missouri 12. WUSTL A Take that, Itamar/Charles. https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=748236 I honestly think your teams are better than ours, but since we're on the subject of last year's ICT... https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/game.jsp?game_id=748252 ht...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...if 6 out of 8 lines are power, that doesn't give you a whole lot of space to write non-power clues. I never said anything about having "6 out of 8 lines" in power. Is this another number you "pulled out of roughly nowhere?" If there is a set where 6 out of 8 lines of each tossup are regularly in...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

El Salvadoreno wrote:
I do think consistency brings some advantages namely in that it would help comparisons between different tournaments.
Why should all tournaments be comparable? I would find that to be much more boring than the present situation.
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

That being said, I still hold on to my belief that ACF should have powers in order to create more across-format consistency I'm curious why powers are the aspect of cross-format consistency you're most concerned about. The presence of powers doesn't really change people's playing habits, except may...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

...more consistency across formats will be good for the game long-term as it creates less of a shock for newer players shifting formats...longer games may lower retention rates for beginner level players...shorter, quicker [games] will help the game expand long-term. I don't want to speak for "newe...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I'd think if we started powermarking ACF Nats, it would be an almost entirely wasted effort. If the power mark appeared roughly at 25%-33% of the way through the tossup, frankly, I don't think we'd be seeing a lot of powers. Why would the powermark have to be 25-33% of the way through a tossup? Chi...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 8154

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I think there's value to having a diversity of question formats. ACF format, with its longer questions and lack of powers, promotes a slower, more thoughtful game. Some people find it "dour," as someone mentioned in the other "ACF and Powers" thread. However, I like being able to think about a clue ...
by Charbroil
Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 99267

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

It's not precisely a "video of quiz bowl," nor is it a media appearance as my last two posts were, but one of our new players this year is a vlogger with 2300 subscribers, and one of his vlogs from last year featured excerpts from our trip to ACF Fall at Illinois as well as the high school tournamen...
by Charbroil
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 27521

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Is the spreadsheet fully updated to take into account all cancellations before the deadline?
by Charbroil
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 99267

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Our local FOX affiliate also gave me and another of our players a live in-studio interview about our team and ICT. This time, there isn't any actual game footage, but the interview is here.
by Charbroil
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Glad to see so much detailed information about who's going to be responsible for each category. Thanks for addressing everyone's concerns! Just one more question: More pertinently, the biggest issue with WAO II was that stuff didn't get done on time, and quality suffered. Wasn't a big part of this b...
by Charbroil
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 3566

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

Yeah, wasn't a major issue with WAO II the fact that no one was explicitly responsible for religion, myth, and trash? Conor, you specifically wrote in the discussion thread for that tournament: Like, who thought it was a good idea to take 3/3 of the distribution and just decide it would be "collabor...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 203
Views: 99267

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

KSDK, our local NBC affiliate, did a short piece on us regarding our upcoming attendance at ICT; it includes some footage from our SMT mirror yesterday. The video can be found here.

(I realize that the footage spoils a few SMT answer lines; we'll be replacing those questions.)
by Charbroil
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18

As an addendum, Ophir was also incredibly helpful in providing technical support while I was making preparations last week to use his program again. He has also been very helpful in adding features to the program in response to feedback--the feature allowing TDs to see team PPG at a glance was added...
by Charbroil
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18

Combined stats including the final can be found here . We also used Ophir's advanced scoresheets and statistics program at our site. The advanced stats aren't complete yet, but they will presumably be available in the tournament discussion forum once they are. As someone who moderated using the adva...
by Charbroil
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18

Results are being updated here . Congratulations to Missouri A for winning the tournament! Illinois B came in 2nd. Stats are fully updated except for the final, which will be included shortly. Thanks to everyone who attended! Thanks also to our staffers! This was a great event and it wouldn't have ...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4314

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I wrote this tossup; I think the first line excludes Germany (it would be odd and untrue to say that any member of the House of Wettin was a "monarch" of "Germany"), but let me know if you thought the wording was confusing. The main confusion would be monarch "from" this country; after Augustus the...
by Charbroil
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4314

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the...history tossup on Poland? One of this modern nation’s monarchs from the House of Wettin battled a rebellion which ended after a “Silent” meeting adjudicated by foreign troops. One of this modern country’s kings was the namesake of the Henrician Articles, which governed the rights ...
by Charbroil
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 5201

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament @ UMD (3/3/18)

WUSTL is attending this mirror; we've already sent a registration email.

We hope to see more teams sign up!
by Charbroil
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Stevenson Memorial Tournament at WUSTL - 3/24/18

The Washington University Quiz Bowl team will be hosting a mirror of the 2018 Stevenson Memorial Tournament on March 24th, 2018. I, Charles Hang, will be Tournament Director. To register, or if you have any questions, please email our team at washuqb@gmail.com. Eligibility Only undergraduate and hig...
by Charbroil
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3
Replies: 20
Views: 8402

Re: 2018 NAQT SCT: February 3 - Registration is open!

https://www.naqt.com/articles/2017-sct-changes.jsp wrote:NAQT is also making modifications to its D-value system based on data collected since its introductions. These will not change the basic approach and will be announced in the near future.
Any update on this?
by Charbroil
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 24177

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

kitakule wrote:Would it be possible to make available the spreadsheet containing the updated fields for all sites, as done with other ACF tournaments in the past?
I, too, would enjoy getting to see this information.
by Charbroil
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 5333

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

I forgot to mention this in my last post, but you can get quite good book prizes from thrift stores (Goodwill, the Salvation Army, etc.) for $1-2 per book. (This is where we get our book prizes). A brief look at Google Maps reveals several such stores within walking distance of Mason Hall. Chris's p...