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by powerplant
Fri May 08, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 17226

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

Inkana7 wrote:
blizzard wrote:I'll be going to Cincinnati. Not sure right now if I'll try to start a team or not.
do it do it do it
Do it Sam
by powerplant
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8
Replies: 122
Views: 42936

Re: VCU Open at Michigan - August 8

I would like to play this tournament. If your team needs a not very great 4th please let me know
by powerplant
Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 7180

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

Under these rules, am I eligible to play for Ohio State this year? I completed my final undergrad courses over the summer, which counts as part of the new academic year for purposes of financial aid and by OSU's calendar. Mind you, I don't actually think that I should be able to play, which could b...
by powerplant
Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 7180

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

To summarize my arguments from IRC: These rule changes only solve eligibility issues at the expense of excluding legitimate players. This is unacceptable. There already exist rules for the situations these "rules" are supposed to "solve": For collegiate tournaments, players must be taking classes f...
by powerplant
Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 31486

Re: Your Lowest Point

Case Western's Great Lakes high school tournament in the spring of 2007. This tournament was a disaster from top to bottom. For starters, they didn't have enough readers for the event. This problem was solved not by having a coach read in one of the rooms (which Garfield Heights' assistant coach did...
by powerplant
Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 4885

Re: Tiers of players?

Is Joe Flacco elite?
by powerplant
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 26662

Re: All-time all-state teams

No offense to any Ohioans who are marginal to the college circuit who posted about Ohio, but I think you're (pretty much) wrong: Mike Cheyne's line-up is pretty much the way I would go if I had to assemble the team to play in this tournament. As much as I like Kirun as a friend, I can't see him bei...
by powerplant
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 26662

Re: All-time all-state teams

Noah Rahman should be on team Ohio.
by powerplant
Wed May 07, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 74111

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

Okay, so I met with Jeff today and I present to you the things that I learned over the course of our conversation (apologies if my writing isn't super-great, I wanted to get this post written and online before I forgot anything and so my style may have suffered a bit): The beginning of non-CBI quizb...
by powerplant
Sun May 04, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg
Replies: 169
Views: 74111

Re: Quiz Bowl Survivor: 50 Buzz, 49 Neg

So because of this thread's discussion of old quizbowl and the evolution of the game, I reached out to Jeff Kipnis, who the qbwiki credits with setting packet length at 20 questions when he was a player with Georgia Tech in the 1970s. He has agreed to meet up with me so I can ask him questions about...
by powerplant
Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU
Replies: 110
Views: 32214

Re: Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd: 11/23/13 @ CMU

No one from Ohio State seems to have mentioned this for some reason, but three or four of us do plan on attending this.
by powerplant
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 959

Re: Specific Question Discussion

So I want to start off by saying that I had a great time playing this tournament, as did the rest of my team (who never post on the forums but told me to relay their praise). The negatives (with the caveat that I do not write questions that regularly, I could very well be wrong about a lot of these ...
by powerplant
Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 20574

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

This was a very fun tournament, thank you to the writers and editors. I'll have more detailed things to say when the private discussion is set up.
by powerplant
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 33580

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I would play a NASAT edition of this.
by powerplant
Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 20792

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

Unfortunately I have a work obligation what forces me to back out of staffing.
by powerplant
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3169

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012

eldermaas wrote:Any news on who will be attending? With less than a week away, I know of only 4-5 teams.
The Columbus contingent is still planning on being there, but our registration email has not received a response as of yet.
by powerplant
Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012
Replies: 16
Views: 3169

Re: TrashMasters at UT-Chattanooga 12/8/2012

A contingent of players loosely affiliated with Ohio State will be driving down for this.
by powerplant
Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT livestreams
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: NASAT livestreams

Room 206 has switched to a new laptop, so hopefully the sound is clearer. Any other issues, just let me know and we'll tweak it between rounds.
by powerplant
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT livestreams
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: NASAT livestreams

I'm showing only one viewer on my channel (room 206). Is there something wrong with my audio? I don't know if it's disinterest or an issue on my end that has my number low. It works, though you have some kind of buzz underneath it that I can't really diagnose. I believe is the buzz is my fan wheezi...
by powerplant
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT livestreams
Replies: 9
Views: 2337

Re: NASAT livestreams

I'm showing only one viewer on my channel (room 206). Is there something wrong with my audio? I don't know if it's disinterest or an issue on my end that has my number low.
by powerplant
Tue May 29, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 17203

Re: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)

If this is being played at NASAT I will play, and so will Lauren of Ohio State's team.
by powerplant
Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Tournament at Ohio State
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Fall Novice Tournament at Ohio State

The Ohio State University Academic Team is pleased to announce our mirror of the Fall Novice Tournament, slated for October 15, 2011 at Ohio State’s beautiful Columbus campus. Registration The tournament will use the following fee structure: Base fee: $40 Buzzer discount: $-5 Staff discount: $-10 Ea...
by powerplant
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ohio Summer Practices?
Replies: 4
Views: 808

Re: Ohio Summer Practices?

I'm down.
by powerplant
Thu Feb 10, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Money and Quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Money and Quizbowl

Joe, I think that's a separate situation. My comments were aimed at the individual player/open event crowd. Obviouisly, if someone in your situation wants to play a side event or whatever, you should either find the cash somewhere or make arrangements with the TD/host ahead of time. If you can't wo...
by powerplant
Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Money and Quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2140

Re: Money and Quizbowl

I understand that there's writing and editing questions takes up huge swaths of time, and our writers and editors do what they do largely out of the goodness of their hearts. But I don't think that players are entirely trying to dick the writers and editors over. When I was playing with Centre's tea...
by powerplant
Thu Mar 04, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 17192

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Geoff's car isn't starting, so Centre is going to have to back out. I'm really sorry about this, but he's the only one of us with a car this semester.
by powerplant
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 17192

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Centre would like to register one team for this tournament.
by powerplant
Thu Feb 18, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 9015

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

At this tryout tournament, will any stats be kept on bonus conversions? From what I've seen, high bonus conversion percentage typically shows the more skilled teams. Also, instead of random teams, maybe we should have teams of specialists. Like, make a list of lit players and randomly assign them t...
by powerplant
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 9015

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Okay, so the Saturday evening of state sounds like it is our winner. Ideally for the format, I'd like to steal what the team Ohio selection format was: reading tossups to rooms of 8 players, and tracking who got tossups in different categories. Every so often, players would be shuffled, eventually e...
by powerplant
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 9015

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

If people can get me a date that works best for them, I will be quite happy to host a tryout, as well as serve as an assistant coach for Team Kentucky. I'll have a draft of the format I want to use, and we can go from there. Some possible dates/locations include: 2/27 at Centre 3/13 at State Any tim...
by powerplant
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 54885

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Personally I support the idea of running this around the time of State, simply because I'm hoping to get Centre to go to the Illinois MUT mirror on the weekend of the 6th.
by powerplant
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 54885

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Centre would be interested in hosting a tryout tournament for team Kentucky, and then appoint a coach by voting, probably. Great! Assuming tryouts do happen somewhere, how should we do it? Should we try to have a team of specialists? (That’s kind of the way Dunbar lines up our teams except most of ...
by powerplant
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 54885

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Centre would be interested in hosting a tryout tournament for team Kentucky, and then appoint a coach by voting, probably.
by powerplant
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Update on why stats are taking so long to get corrected: I'm a mac user, and so I need access to my stats guy's computer to fix everything. He deleted the files once I returned his computer to him Saturday night, so I've input about half of the stats on his computer again, and I'll finish those eith...
by powerplant
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See - Visual Tournament Side Event
Replies: 18
Views: 3232

Re: Eyes That Do Not See - Visual Tournament Side Event

Yeah, I just want to mention that running this tournament helped me see some really cool art things I'd never actually seen before, and sparked some interest where there previously hadn't been much. Thanks to Mike for putting this set together.
by powerplant
Sat Feb 13, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Stats are up: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=CentreCollege&id=1&page=standings Thanks to everyone who came, and congrats to Illinois A for a championship well earned. I was told of a few stat errors, which I hope to get fixed sometime tomorrow. Also, congrats to Bryan Berend on winning the v...
by powerplant
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Or, on actual considerations, you might consider that you already announced that you're going to run the visual art tournament after the main tournament, so you should probably keep your promises to your field (tempting as it doubtless is to break your work and run a high school trash tournament in...
by powerplant
Fri Feb 12, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Gerd Bockmann wrote:What time should this thing (side events and all) be over?
I'm not entirely sure. I mean, if everything goes smoothly, it shouldn't run that late. If the main event takes forever, I'll probably take a vote afterward to see which of the two side events people want to play, and just run that one.
by powerplant
Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I've just received the okay to run a mirror of Trashtwostrophe, if teams are interested in doing this following the visual arts tournament. We'd charge $10 for teams of two.
by powerplant
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I hope you find an eleventh team so you can support a bye. In the event that no team materializes out of the ether, we'll be fielding a house team of my novice freshmen, for that very purpose. Why isn't Danville sending a team? It's not like they have to travel far. Or at all. Since Dowell and Rach...
by powerplant
Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:I hope you find an eleventh team so you can support a bye.
In the event that no team materializes out of the ether, we'll be fielding a house team of my novice freshmen, for that very purpose.
by powerplant
Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

The field as it stands: Dunbar A Dunbar B DuPont Mañuel Michigan A Michigan B Illinois A Illinois B Ohio State A Ohio State B Grayson County '09 If any of these schools/teams hasn't received the email I sent out on Monday about where we are meeting, please email me so I can forward it to you. Otherw...
by powerplant
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UIC SCT Results (ACUI REGION 8)
Replies: 11
Views: 1925

Re: UIC SCT Results (ACUI REGION 8)

geekjohnson wrote:any idea on stats, or results for that matter, on the sct in knoxville?
Alabama A won Div I, Alabama C won Div 2.
by powerplant
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

The visual arts tourney will be mirrored here as well. I'm not sure on the price yet, but it will likely be $10, as my team needs the money.
by powerplant
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Can we have a field update, Joe? When will we need to arrive at Centre to register, start playing, etc? Here's what I have thus far: Ballard High School (0-1 team) Dunbar (2 teams) Grayson County (1 team) Danville High (0-1 team) Michigan (2-3 teams) Ohio State (1 team) Illinois (2 teams) Louiville...
by powerplant
Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 6665

ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Hi, this is just an announcement for the Centre College mirror of Harvard's T-Party tournament. It's a packet submission event, with those details cross posted from the main thread here: PACKET SUBMISSION DETAILS We want packets. We don't (here's the part where I say "don't" again, but somehow you m...
by powerplant
Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Conferring on Tossups
Replies: 46
Views: 4887

Re: Conferring on Tossups

As someone that played four years of conferral allowing OAC format, I have to say that the only thing that conferring does to help your team on tossups is allow more people to buzz on a certain clue. For example, back when Dan and I played for Garfield, I'd frequently buzz when I heard history clues...
by powerplant
Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)
Replies: 32
Views: 3706

Re: THUNDER---Columbus, Ohio (10/24/09)

I just wanted to say thanks for OSU for hosting this, I had a really good time coming up to play, and Geoff did too. I hope that you host more events in the future, because I'll be sure to attend (maybe even with a full team from my school).
by powerplant
Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in tournaments at Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Interest in tournaments at Centre?

Something of a pyramidal variety, but nothing's for certain yet. I'm inclined to say it will be something HSAPQ, but I don't know what sets they're putting out for the fall. If not them, than likely NAQT.
by powerplant
Tue Jun 09, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in tournaments at Centre?
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Interest in tournaments at Centre?

I'm hoping to get some tournaments run at Centre (unlike the late notice spring tournament that we wound up canceling last year). The goal would be to run one tournament during each of the three terms Centre does, so we'd have events in the fall, winter, and spring. What weekends work best for teams...