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by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 29061

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

(This is not directly related to this year’s nats but I’m not sure where else to say it.) In the first post of this thread’s linked post explaining ACF Nationals qualification , an explanation of how each team’s A-value is calculated is deferred to NAQT’s explanation of the D-value calculations thr...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the Community Discussion Forum
Replies: 0
Views: 1802

Welcome to the Community Discussion Forum

Hello, everyone! This forum is a project I have wanted to undertake for some time, and now that I’m a Friendly Neighborhood Administrator, the time is now. This forum is intended to replace the Women in Quizbowl subforum and to be a place where all of the issues affecting who we are as a community a...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 14011

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

J. Young wrote:Can this thread be stickied and last season's be archived?
Ask and ye shall receive.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE NSC)
Replies: 13
Views: 5720

Re: Question Writing Comp. / Human vs. Computer Expo (@PACE

This event is being moved to Grand Ballroom D. It will still take place at 8 PM.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu May 31, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Keep the Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 3444

Re: Keep the Faith

This is an excellent post, and while NAQT needs to know that the community is frustrated, I hope subsequent posters will keep this thread in mind before considering the group as some kind of nefarious, profit-focused corporate animal with unanimous thoughts and feelings. Have you ever found out that...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New College Contact List
Replies: 39
Views: 28870

Re: New College Contact List

Hey, friends and neighbors! It's that time of year again to take a second and make sure your team's contact information is correct. Happy recruiting season!
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 5621

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

While I was generally pleased with how the tournament ran, I also do agree that the tiebreaker system was flawed - but in more ways than just one. In our prelim bracket, we finished tied with Kentucky and a staffer told us that we would be contacted to play a tiebreaker match midway through lunch. ...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

Now that I'm awake enough to type coherently, there's a lot of people I have to recognize for their work on this tournament. First, of course, the 47 teams who joined us in Boston this weekend. Thank you all so much for coming, and I hope you enjoyed yourselves. Our hosts at MIT, who were great to w...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 5621

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

An MIT club member told me that they, in fact, sent ACF floor plans of all the buildings beforehand. I want to amend my previous post. Bryce indeed was very helpful about getting us updated room information, including a map of some of the buildings and some of the floor plans, in late January, but ...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

Final Standings: 1st overall: Chicago A 2nd overall: Penn A 3rd overall: Yale 1st UG: Berkeley A 2nd UG: Oklahoma 3rd UG: Illinois 1st DII: Harvard B Safe trip home, everyone! A more complete wrap up post and stats will be posted late tonight or tomorrow after Andrew Feist and I recover from our lon...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

This link has playoff stats through Round 18 for the top two brackets and Round 15 for the lower two brackets. More complete stats will follow after Andrew Feist gets home and is able to enter the remaining scoresheets.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

Chicago A has won the tournament outright. The second place game will be played in 10-250 at approximately 2:45 PM.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

gyre and gimble wrote:Will there be a final? And any chance it’s livestreamed or recorded?
This is still being determined. If it does, we're pretty sure livestreaming (at least recording) is possible. When enough Round 10s have ended, I'll post an approximate time for finals and awards.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

Playoff stats will be updated here. We know there are a few games missing - this is due to a combination of protests and when scoresheets came in. Affected games will be entered in the morning. In the morning, we will also try to fix the display order of brackets, which should go Liderc, Minokawa, ...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

The following scoring prizes were awarded today based on prelim scores. In each case, players were treated as members of the largest eligibility group to which they belong. Great job, guys! Overall 1. Itamar - Missouri - 72.86 PPG 2. Jacob - Yale - 68.57 PPG 3. Rafael - Columbia - 62.14 PPG 4. Caleb...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

Round 1 stats are pending the resolution of a protest, but stats will be updated here throughout the day.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

Teams and staff have both been emailed about this, but here's some super important and unfortunately inconvenient news from our sources at MIT: Buses are replacing T service on the Red Line between Park St (downtown) and MIT on both Saturday and Sunday. Apparently these buses can be really, really s...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 34066

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

I just sent a logistics email to the team contact on each registration. If your team does not receive one shortly, let us know!
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 18020

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

Starting a team is a difficult task indeed. We do have some resources available here for new teams who manage to find us, but I think we could expand on them. Most of the help we've tried to provide our younger comrades tends to deal with trying to recruit teammates, going to tournaments, getting be...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 31473

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

Calculus? wrote:Just wondering when hosts can expect payment for this, I have confirmed with all schools at the Toronto site that they’ve paid but I haven’t heard anything from ACF yet.
I spoke to Gautam, who says checks should be in the mail on Monday.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The looming crisis
Replies: 25
Views: 7679

Re: The looming crisis

I've been a PACE member since 2010 and have seen our nomination practices change from "people who are good high school players get in regardless of logistics or writing experience" to "hey, let's try to make sure everyone here has skills besides the ones at the buzzer." PACE has also had a problem w...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 21947

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

I cannot announce anything because nothing is decided (and I'm not our communications person anyway), but ACF is aware that this is a serious problem and internal discussions are taking place. Many of our more active members are currently busy with Nationals, but we will have a plan in place and ann...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 9972

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

Okay kids, now it's time for the old-school Sarah as Sarah and not as board staff post. I am angry. I am angry that we have to tell adults to think before they post. I am angry that we keep looking for "what quizbowl women want" as if this is the Wife of Bath's Tale and there's one answer to that qu...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 9972

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

Hello, quizbowlers. I have a lot of opinions about this issue, both as a woman and as a board staffer. This post will concern my thoughts as a board staffer. I was on the board staff at the time the Women in Quizbowl forum was created. At the time, I agreed that it needed to be a thing. Too many dis...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

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

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:I hereby declare my intention to write for and play this delightful distribution.

My ability to write said packet unfortunately got eaten by the number of hours I wound up working this summer. Sorry, folks. :(
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Jul 30, 2016 10:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?
Replies: 22
Views: 6169

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT?

I have loved working for NAQT. Seth, R, Jeff, and the whole crew are wonderfully kind and respectful and more than happy to help out if something happens in your life unexpectedly. I signed up as a contract writer in college to honor the pledge I made when I was the youngest person to sign the petit...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 28966

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

UVA would like to reserve November 12th for our annual Cavalier Classic tournament, which will be run on NAQT IS-160, and March 18th for the Virginia NAQT State Championship, which will be run on IS-166, the official NAQT State Championship set. Kiddo, I know the tournament's been at UVA for a long...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 53231

Re: 2016 HSNCT discussion

Hey, folks, I'm both a new English teacher and NAQT's Young Reader Literature editor for levels 3 and up. When I was a young player, I hated seeing YA Lit in quizbowl. This is because I was a literature snob and also something of an idiot, thanks to being young. I wasn't old enough to consider multi...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Introducing new moderators to the game
Replies: 14
Views: 6750

Re: Introducing new moderators to the game

I think Joelle is looking for good moderators. Inexperienced but competent moderators > no moderators I would not assume competence in moderators found via the methods Dave suggested, based on what I've seen of alumni association staff at VHSL States all too many times. The larger point, though, wh...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu May 26, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tricon: The 4D IMAX Experience Coming Summer 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6067

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

I hereby declare my intention to write for and play this delightful distribution.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 21971

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm not going anywhere, but I will be starting to scale back my involvement in quizbowl in 2016-17, including the near-certainty that I will be at neither college national (though I hope to be back staffing at least one in future years). I'm in a very similar position, since I'm starting my teachin...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GRAPHIC (A comics set)
Replies: 7
Views: 3251

Re: GRAPHIC (A comics set)

Yaaaaaaay!
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear it?
Replies: 52
Views: 20889

Re: Just what is "business casual" dress, and how do I wear

Some gender-neutral advice on shoes, though I'm told by many that most men's dress shoes are comfortable: test-drive your nicer shoes before wearing them to a tournament. You don't want the first time you've worn them all day to be at a tournament if they turn out to be not as comfy as they seem - a...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 24944

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

I've consolidated all three free agents for SHEIKH onto a single team. There are eight teams, and I'm going to cap the field size at this unless there's any objections - additional people who are looking to play can solicit one of the several open slots on two-man teams. Jordan, Cody, and I are sta...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice Global Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 8404

Re: VCU Novice Global Announcement

The Last 21 Stanley Cup Winners wrote:Nate, I emailed you and Nick an intention to mirror; your address bounced.
It should be fixed now.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 38074

Re: 2015-16 Schedule, Discussion

Florida Gateway wrote:Is there a thread for the VCU novice? The proposed date on the window starts in about 6 weeks?
The announcement should be up sometime in the next few days.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Mad Sarah: Fury Road; Or, Things You Probably Shouldn't Do
Replies: 0
Views: 2398

Mad Sarah: Fury Road; Or, Things You Probably Shouldn't Do

So, I took a look the other day at my post in the 2012 women in quizbowl thread, since a few people had mentioned it to me recently, and my initial thoughts were that things are much better now than they were then, and I need not feel quite so angry anymore. However, when I thought about the past se...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Summer Practices
Replies: 3
Views: 1882

Re: VCU Summer Practices

I'd say we're averaging 4-6 people. George and I both can't make it Monday, so that's likely to be on the lower attendance range.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 53758

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central A, the 2015 NSC Champions! Full statistics and results should be posted later this evening. Any stats corrections should be emailed to Jon Pinyan at pinyan@gmail.com. Thank you to all of our teams and staff for attending this year's NSC; I had a great time...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 53758

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Maggie Walker places third. An advantaged finals series is taking place now between DCC A and LASA A, with DCC holding the advantage and needing to win one of the possible two games to win the tournament.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 53758

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Please tell me there will be some sort of live blog or streaming of the finals I can tweet score changes for the play-in game and final but nothing about question content because we have other tiebreakers occurring concurrently on the same packets. I'll be using the PACE Twitter account and will tr...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 53758

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Your 2015 NSC All Stars based on prelim performance are: Henry Hawthorn (Harmony) and Eric Xu (Western Albemarle) with 178.57 PPG each, they are now tied for second all-time and will be added to our Records page after the tournament; Bruce Lou (Saratoga) with 161.43 PPG, now 7th all-time and bound f...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 53758

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

Charbroil wrote:
jonpin wrote:Stats will be posted regularly at this link.
The link for Prelim D stats returns an error message.
These have not been uploaded yet; they will be soon.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC
Replies: 75
Views: 53758

Re: 2015 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Washington, DC

All of our registered teams should have just gotten an information email from me. Please let me know ASAP if this is not the case.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 47779

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

. Although this didn't end up affecting the game, is there any way in the future to make that tossups more clear so moderator make less mistakes due to not completely reading the answerlines? That's a little easier said then done, particularly for an answer like that. The solution isn't listing les...
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Tue May 19, 2015 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NOHO II at North Hollywood (4/11)
Replies: 3
Views: 5036

Re: NOHO II at North Hollywood (4/11)

By request, here's a link to the stats for this tournament.
by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light
Mon May 18, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Rules and global announcements
Topic: Spring Cleaning: Or, On the Archives
Replies: 0
Views: 3230

Spring Cleaning: Or, On the Archives

Hey, folks. As the season winds down, I've been archiving dormant threads. If I archive something you still need, as I've done accidentally before (for example, an announcement for something that hasn't happened yet or a discussion that isn't over), feel free to send me or another board staffer a PM...