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by jonpin
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Case for Online Scoresheets
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: A Case for Online Scoresheets

I've been to a number of tournaments that used online scoresheets, and they certainly can be beneficial. Princeton generally has a separate file for each room's games, to make sure they don't run into the size limit. I will reiterate that if you're going to use such a system, you need absolutely bul...
by jonpin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: science championship
Replies: 5
Views: 1038

Re: science championship

I get that this is a preliminary announcement, but there are way more details that I'd need to know before I spread this announcement to my students and colleagues. What is the format of the regional qualifiers and the national championship? The website says there is "no fee to sponsor students for ...
by jonpin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall
Replies: 14
Views: 3460

Re: Small Circuits, High Schools Teams, and ACF Fall

Have you tried asking the tournament head editor for exemption privately before? I have found that they are usually okay with it as long as it makes the field better. There have been some recent incidents where Person A has assumed that a certain action that goes against publicly-stated rules is cl...
by jonpin
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)
Replies: 16
Views: 5985

Re: HFT XIII at Harvard (11/10/18)

Final Comments : We will do our utmost to ensure that the tournament will be run much more smoothly than last year's tournament. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions relating to the tournament! If you're coming from out-of-town, I'll be more than happy to provide suggestion...
by jonpin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 56
Views: 16247

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

I'm also in that desperate situation of needing teammates. If any of the incomplete teams would like to sign me on, or other free agents want to band together, please get in touch!
by jonpin
Thu May 24, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Future NAQT championships
Replies: 5
Views: 6266

Re: Future NAQT championships

mrkirkmath wrote:Is the 2019 HSNCT actually from the 24th (Thursday) to 26th (Saturday), or is that an off by one error?
The 24th is a Thursday this year (aka today), but it will be a Friday next year.
by jonpin
Tue May 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 35445

Re: Matt Bruce

The board staff has the power to edit out information they don't see fit to have on their website, and while I strive to exercise my own reasoned judgement about how much the information I have needs to be filtered, if they differ with my judgement it would also set a good precedent were they to de...
by jonpin
Fri May 04, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Re: 2018 Cooper Awards - Nominations are closed

PACE is proud to announce the results of this year's Cooper Award balloting. There were numerous strong nominees for both awards, and we thank all who submitted a nomination for their contributions. Here are this year's Cooper Award winners: The Academic Ambassador Award will be presented to Chad Ku...
by jonpin
Thu May 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 9729

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

I'll throw my hat in the ring as a free agent as well. My areas of knowledge are sports and recent music. I've decided I won't be playing ACRONYM this year.
by jonpin
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07/18)
Replies: 11
Views: 4610

Re: 2018 NAQT New Jersey State Championship @ Rutgers (04/07

The playoff stats still don't include the carry-over games, so I'm wondering what the final standings were for the rest of the teams.

At the time we left, there appeared to be a 3-way tie for the second spot in the final; was that played off?
by jonpin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 4896

Re: The end of the match

Cherrybell Miramonte wrote:Considering the far more substantive concerns with the game that were laid out in this thread, this seems very much not a hill worth dying on.
Who else expected that link to go to the haircut thread?
by jonpin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 4785

Re: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."

On the one hand: those kind of instructions are not-infrequently passed along to moderators. However, moderators at quiz bowl tournaments have not yet been replaced by R. Robot Hentzel, so they do sometimes make mistakes. On the other hand: there are enough things that vary between major quiz bowl t...
by jonpin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 15618

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

...what will be the resolution if a player buzzes out but then loses points due to a protest (either because their answer was later ruled unacceptable or an opponent's prior answer was accepted)? If the points are under protest, the player will not "buzz out." The player will keep playing until the...
by jonpin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago
Replies: 55
Views: 15618

Re: New NAQT Individual Player NCT - April 15, Chicago

Given these snippets from the IPNCT format guidelines... D-2-c. Protests will be resolved according to the same principles as in standard NAQT play (e.g., earned points are added, unearned points are removed , missed opportunities to score points are played, gameplay that shouldnʹt have happened is ...
by jonpin
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 1995 ACF Nationals program
Replies: 11
Views: 2623

Re: 1995 ACF Nationals program

Parts of this I love include but are not limited to: The "formal welcome by tournament directors" on page 3 that concludes "Have fun, y'all." "These records are available publicly on the Internet's FTP and WWW archives as ACFNCTRecords.txt" I'm not sure if the empty grid on page 13 was filled out by...
by jonpin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton
Replies: 10
Views: 5224

Re: (2018) HSNCT Side event: Hamilton

To follow up on this, the Fox Theatre will begin ticket sales Sunday morning at 10am ET (and will probably complete ticket sales Sunday morning around 10:15am ET). Prices will range from $80 to $330. The theatre recommends that you create an account before Sunday so that you're ready when sales begin.
by jonpin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago
Replies: 30
Views: 12219

Re: 2018 NAQT ICT: April 14, Chicago

So in Division I, ties will be played off at the first split, but not at the split from 12 teams to 6?
by jonpin
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Re: 2018 Cooper Awards - Nominations are closed

We've received a number of strong nominations, and the PACE membership will be deciding these awards over the next few weeks. I expect to be able to announce the winners on or shortly after May 1.
by jonpin
Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 15342

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Atlanta, May 26-27

I'm just curious, is the transition from the end of split fields on Saturday to combined field on Sunday completely dictated by the cards, or is there any sort of reseeding / pairing being done overnight?
by jonpin
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

Re: 2018 Cooper Awards - Call for nominations

I've received a few nominations so far, but there are still about two weeks to get your nominations in.
by jonpin
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 4617

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

I would go a bit further, and say that the 1v3 and 2v3 matches also, in general, tend to be critical matches, and should never be put in round 1. Depending on the pooling scheme, 2v3 can often be "more important" (which I take to mean "more likely to be close") than 1v2, and it can vary from pool t...
by jonpin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 27501

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

theMoMA wrote:
Aaron Manby (ironmaster) wrote:Neither January 22nd nor February 17th are Sundays.
Changed to Monday.
OK, but February 17 isn't a Monday either...
by jonpin
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced
Replies: 4
Views: 3603

2018 Cooper Awards - winners announced

I am pleased to announce that The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards. The Cooper awards, which recognize those who contribute to the “spirit and honor of quizbowl competition,” will be presented at the ...
by jonpin
Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Bonus Leadins
Replies: 9
Views: 2876

Re: Bonus Leadins

I've seen these done in a great way, and also done in a terrible, plodding, boring way. Back when I was a relative newcomer to the game, I distinctly remember one tournament where over the course of the day there were (scattered about) the bonus lead-ins: "Name these things about stuff." "Name these...
by jonpin
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 147
Views: 54969

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

We discussed this a little locally at the tournament, but as Neg 5 grows and becomes a more popular tool, perhaps it's worth exploring monetization opportunities? This comes from someone who loves open source, but it seems reasonable to help pay for servers and give something back to Mostafa for hi...
by jonpin
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments
Replies: 35
Views: 7115

Re: Open high school teams playing collegiate tournaments

Here's the thing... either quiz bowl is a competition that has rules, or it's a competition that has guidelines which can be waived if you're in the in-crowd and know the right people. If it's the latter, and new people who aren't in the in-crowd show up to a college tournament to find a hybrid team...
by jonpin
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 8215

Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Remember that: No thread may contain more than one request for the posting of tournament statistics within the same week or from the same person. So we don't need to make multiple posts asking for stats. Further posts should instead ask why Princeton continues to do things like: not have printed sch...
by jonpin
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 147
Views: 54969

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

My team used the new version of neg5 in box-score-entry form (as opposed to scoresheet form) for a tournament this weekend. On the whole, I really liked it, as well as the ability for two people to each be contributing to stats in real-time from their own computers, without having to separate out b...
by jonpin
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: On Trash Writing Absofuckinglutely NOT Considered a Fine Art
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Re: On Trash Writing Absofuckinglutely NOT Considered a Fine

"Scooby Dood, Where's My Car?" was an inspired mashup answer line, and I regret that I have never been able to attend a trash tournament written by you. pedantic note, the Eve 6 song is titled "Inside Out". unpedantic note, the Eve 6 song is great and I hope they didn't show up in your search for "w...
by jonpin
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Re: Gauging Interest in New England NASAT Mirror

I might be interested in this. More likely to attend weekend of July 29 than August 5.
by jonpin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

None of the 20/20 format records were broken, but we do have a number of top-ten performances that are to be commended: Most stolen bonus points: IMSA 110 (Round 5 v Mountain Lakes, t-8th) Most tossups answered: La Jolla 19 (Round 4 v Hannibal); Naperville North 19 (Round 6 v Olentangy Liberty) Supe...
by jonpin
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

The final statistics have been compiled and organized into a single document here. I'll now be taking a look to see if any single-game or tournament-long performances will earn a space in the PACE NSC record book.
by jonpin
Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 7317

Re: The Case for Short Questions

Besides any discussion of actual or perceived difficulty, cutting the lengths of questions means games are shorter means tournaments run quicker. By throwing away lead-ins that only serve to distinguish the very best teams in all the land, and which 90% of games will sit through, clueless, you can s...
by jonpin
Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Packet archive copyright
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: Packet archive copyright

The key passage from the top of the archive:
Everything posted here is copyright the writers and tournament hosts. Not the archives. It is illegal to make money from the use or sale of these questions without the explicit permission of the owners.
by jonpin
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 27929

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I would urge PACE to consider the round reports with a grain of salt in the later rounds; there was a packet snafu in Tier IV during the playoffs which caused Packet 9 to be read in Round 8 and so on that may have changed some of those round reports, although I can't be sure of by how much. For wha...
by jonpin
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

All games that took place at NSC presently have stats posted on the HSQB/DB . Games that were part of group play are listed in "Prelims", "Playoffs", or "Sunday" as appropriate, and all three of those are gathered together in "Combined". All other matches (post-round 7 minimatch TBs; post-round 12 T...
by jonpin
Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

Small Schools update: Five such teams made the second tier. In alphabetical order, they are Danville, Lehigh Valley, Mountain Lakes, Sidney, and Southside A. I will update at the end of the night with the potential for finals. JV update: Ladue A is the only JV team to make the top tier. They haven'...
by jonpin
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

Just a quick word on stats: if you have any corrections, whether to names or to stats, please email me and we'll try to take a look at the scoresheet. Because of the rushed switch to SQBS, we were using a slightly old version of rosters, so some corrections that we made at check-in may need to be re...
by jonpin
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

Small Schools update: Five such teams made the second tier. In alphabetical order, they are Danville, Lehigh Valley, Mountain Lakes, Sidney, and Southside A. I will update at the end of the night with the potential for finals. JV update: Ladue A is the only JV team to make the top tier. They haven't...
by jonpin
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 24083

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

We appear to have crashed Neg5, so we've switched back to good ol' SQBS. Through the terrific work of Jeff Hill, Ian Drayer, and Joe Su, prelim stats are now posted. Tiebreakers are not included, but here were the tiebreakers to make it into top 24: Elm: Ladue defeated Hunter-B 230-120, then defeate...
by jonpin
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 37921

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

I might suggest that fourth place deserves a larger trophy than the rest of the top 8. I understand that under this year's format, if the 1-card loses in the first post-lunch round, there is a 6-7-8 and then 4th and 5th get knocked out together, but I could say that 4th place would be played off in ...
by jonpin
Tue May 23, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 2767

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

sonstige wrote:While not a true side event, Saturday night (8 PM according to the NAQT site) is going to see another humans vs. QANTA match.
Who is representing humanity this year?
by jonpin
Sun May 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser
Replies: 15
Views: 5910

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

As you close in on your final rankings, do you have an estimate for how many hours you've worked on the rankings this year?
by jonpin
Thu May 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 8228

Re: Annual call for help with HSQBRank!

Father Comstock wrote:Also, I don't see the original prison bowl? might just be me.
That does appear to be missing from the list, but the final stats posted leave so many questions as to what in the world actually happened (and who several of these teams actually are) that decoding it may prove too challenging.
by jonpin
Sun May 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 3793

Re: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners

PACE is proud to announce this year's Ben Cooper winners: The Academic Ambassador Award is to be presented to Fred Morlan in recognition of his work on HSQB Rank, assisting coaches and tournament directors in West Virginia and Kentucky, and spreading better quiz bowl practices nationwide. The Young ...
by jonpin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: New tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet sub)
Replies: 4
Views: 2618

Re: New tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet

Just to check, is this a new twist on the "Two-Bracket Packet-Submission Even-Team Round Robin" listed on Berkeley's scheduling page?
by jonpin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 16713

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Continuing a fine tradition from three years ago at ACF Nats 2014 Columbia... I lost the power cord from my laptop. Specifically, I have the wrong power cord. At some point on Sunday morning, someone else asked to charge their laptop in the control room, and it appears that I took their laptop cord....
by jonpin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 26109

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Maryland 250, Michigan 175
UMD: Jordan 9/2, Weijia 0/0, Sam 0/1, Ophir 0/1. Bonuses: 180 on 9.
MICH: Auroni 4/3, Will 2/2, Brian 1/0, Kenji 0/0. Bonuses: 130 on 7.
by jonpin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 26109

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Everything's done but the final: Maryland v Michigan, one game, after Michigan won their last-round meeting by a substantial margin. Final standings for 3rd onward are now available in the "Playoffs" statfile, while all games except for the Round 9 tiebreakers are in the "Combined" statfile.
by jonpin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 26109

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

To note a clarification in response to a concern that a few people have messaged Jerry or me about: the packet list is not quite correct as of now on the prelim stats, because SQBS interpreted "WUSTL + Virginia + Toronto + Pennsylvania" running onto a second line of text as two separate packets. Res...