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by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Preparing From Benet's and Masterpieces of World Literature

Benet's was considered an invaluable tool in the primordial era of the '90s (at least in the South, among folks I knew). I think it can be very helpful for young players to jump around using the bolded entries within other entries (indicating an article on that term/name/title)--kind of a paper Wiki...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Epistemology?
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Quizbowl Epistemology?

Thanks, Shan! That article is interesting and helpful. In particular, this paragraph is getting at what I'm thinking about: Does this mean that quizzing is entirely about superficial knowledge? It is tempting to say yes, but in truth the issue is more complex. Questions I enjoy about literature or f...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Epistemology?
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Re: Quizbowl Epistemology?

you would be lying to your attendees if you told them that quizbowl was just a test about what you learned in school. Nobody can take enough classes to become a good quizbowl player from classes alone. This is certainly true, Bruce. Probably 80% of what comes up in, say, the literature distribution...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl Epistemology?
Replies: 5
Views: 2255

Quizbowl Epistemology?

Hey, Quizbowl! At Valencia College, where I teach English, we have a Friday every February designated "Learning Day," during which faculty and staff deliver or attend breakout sessions on various topics, ranging from crafts to teaching strategies to academic issues. This February, I've signed up to ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3081

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

This was a really fun tournament, with some interesting answer lines and clues. Joe Bob says check it out.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 14
Views: 2827

Re: Useful Podcasts for Quiz Bowl

I see you working, Jacob!

I probably shouldn't be letting you in on Jesse Gingold's secret improvement strategies, but he's listened to a ton of the BBC "In Our Time" podcasts, which mostly cover literature and history, but also do small dives into science and other topics.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Re: Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3

So this happened, and a fine time was had by all. My Valencia player Jesse Gingold won the tournament playing solo, woot!, beating a very good Chipola A team in the final match 335-205. Here are the stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5402/stats/delta_burke_2018_orlando/ As always, I was abl...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3081

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

I'm making plans to come down for this. Are there teams that could use an extra teammate?
Only if you want to win.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 CCCT podcasts
Replies: 1
Views: 732

Re: 2018 CCCT podcasts

Play Round 13, the finals, starting around 12:30, to learn about Owen Wilson's famous authorship of "Dulce et Decorum Est." A buzz which will live in infamy (and memes in the Valencia team text thread).
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 1070

Delta Burke 2018: November 2-3

This year's Delta Burke tournament at Valencia College in Orlando will be held on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, for community college teams. My Florida CC colleagues will all hear about this directly, but if you're part of a CC team that would like to come to Orlando, let me know. So...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 Delta Burke Discussion (Packets Archived!)
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

2017 Delta Burke Discussion (Packets Archived!)

Hey, I know there's nothing more exciting than the chance to discuss a set that's ten months old and that most people didn't play, but with the late summer uses of the 2017 Delta Burke set over, I've got the packets on the archive now: http://collegiate.quizbowlpackets.com/2065/ I'd love to hear any...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Yup, my tournaments totally rule. Others from farther afoot should come down sometime!
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

In case you didn't see it in the Words and Objects main thread, here are the individual stats from our W&O mirror. These only depict the first five rounds; we played the sixth round as a two-room shootout: Taylor Harvey: 20/45/4 = 146ppg Chris Borglum: 14/34/7 = 103 Seth Kendall: 9/19/3 = 62 Ian Mac...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Words and Objects
Replies: 12
Views: 5172

Re: Words and Objects

I really enjoyed this set! Here are the individual stats from the Valencia mirror; we played five rounds (six teams) and then broke into two rooms to shoot out round six (no stats for that). Taylor and Leo won, with me and Jesse second, and then other people. Taylor Harvey: 20/45/4 = 146ppg Chris Bo...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Congrats to Sethbillies (Billy Beyer, Seth Kendall, and Brian Clouse) for winning this mirror with a 9-0 record. A team of me, Leo Law, Peter Torres, and famous television personality Hannah Sage took second, while Jeff Fisher Convinced Me Mermaids Are Real (Taylor Harvey, Zach Foster, Bradley Kirks...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Zoinks! Thanks for reminding me, Bill. And y'all were about the first to register.

Sigh, back to 11 teams.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Field update: Me, Leo, Peter Zach, Brad, Taylor, Mickey Jonathen Settle, Matt, Donny, Jacob Casey, Cody, and Alan Asha, James, Darrell, and Stan Jesse, Aidan, Jake, and Jack South Florida (Brian and Dale et al.) Auburn War Tigers UF Young'ns (Min, Zach, etc.) Billy and Seth Delaware People That's te...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Yeah, thanks for asking and prompting me, Mike. Sean Platzer is a former Valencia player who now is a humanities professor at Valencia; he played in ICTs for Valencia in 2006 and 2007. What I'm saying is that nobody outside of Valencia tournaments knows him. He wrote the questions for his own entert...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Huh. Well, many of those coming to Valencia have expressed interest in every existing side tournament produced this summer, but my lazy tuchus is only putting on three "official" events: Words & Objects Friday night, NASAT Saturday, and local dude Sean Platzer's five rounds of film toss-ups Saturday...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: Discussion of specific questions

the omission of a "He's not George Foreman, but" Oh, yeah, that. I certainly buzzed with Adam on the clue stating this fighter had named four sons (I think?) after himself but fortunately for us someone on the other team beat us. I know that detail is probably not accurate for Foreman, and I'm sure...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: Discussion of specific questions

In a book about this song's performers "and philosophy," an essay by M. Blake Wilson compares this song's narrator to Nietzsche's Zarathustra and claims that its verses are Apollonian while its bridge is Dionysian. This song, which was first written as a prayer after a musician heeded his spiritual...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Discussion of specific questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1238

Re: Discussion of specific questions

Just as I did the 2016 set, I really enjoyed these questions. The distribution and clue selection seemed to take away some of the old guy stuff I was able to hit back in 2016, but that's the right call for the overall field. I'd like to see the question on "Behind Blue Eyes"; I have zero doubt that ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 36488

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Paul Ryan Center for the Musical Arts : Presumably featuring an endless loop of Rage against the Machine songs paired with videos of its namesake doing P90X and talking about destroying the social safety net with his buddies at frat keggers. Anyway, so has a building location been announced? Will i...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

That's great, Chandler! I'm not sure how many rounds yet, but I can start thinking about it. Obviously how many teams show up will have a large part to play, but I reckon 9-11 rounds will be right. I'm starting to think that maybe we'll do a Friday night for some side stuff, as you and a lot of the ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: College quizbowl calendar static site
Replies: 2
Views: 2468

Re: College quizbowl calendar static site

Unsure where to put this, I've decided that here would be a good idea, as Ophir's excellent calendar site correctly noted Delta Burke as having been announced for November 10, 2018, as that was what I wrote on this site. As a matter of fact, I said this: DB will always and forever be the second week...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 3635

NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Valencia College will host a mirror of NASAT on Saturday, August 18, on our West Campus in the summer hell furnace of Orlando, Florida. We'll plan to start rounds at 10 a.m., so be in Building 9 (the regular place) by 9:30 a.m. For those of you who don't know it as the regular place, here's a map: h...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 6578

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

The NASAT mirror at Valencia will be held on Saturday, August 18, on our West Campus. Thanks to Fred for letting us mirror so late. I'll put up an announcement soon. Most of our participants don't visit these forums, but we'd be happy if some of y'all would like to travel to sweltering Orlando in Au...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: "I'm sorry, I can't accept that."
Replies: 12
Views: 6476

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

I always tell new moderators that the longer they are hemming and hawing on an answer line, the more they should be leaning towards accepting it. Otherwise, be prepared to say, "incorrect" on the first buzz. I completely agree, but, having read in D2 at ICT, I can say that in some rare cases the al...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 11137

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

I have no dog in this fight, but I support ACF remaining power free. As others have begun to explain, power placement does require a good chunk of an editor's time, and we've all seen post-tournament arguments about power placement, so it clearly requires some thought. But mostly I just like that AC...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 7106

Re: Scattergories 2

Could never get sound to work. Bummer. Hope everyone enjoyed!
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 2
Replies: 23
Views: 7106

Re: Scattergories 2

Will, since you're doing this as a singles shootout, is it okay if I play just for an hour or hour and a half?
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 4630

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

Piggybacking on this and Graham's post, it seems that Delta Burke could be used for this if it was more widely mirrored (obviously the main site is staying in November, but I think it's available for mirrors for most of the year). Delta Burke is most certainly available for mirrors from mid-Novembe...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 9671

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

So this is, in theory, a fine idea, though in practice I'm a bit leery of signing on to some group determining THE schedule for college quiz bowl. Not just to plead my special case, but I've been running Delta Burke since before many current players were born, and I remember some years ago when one ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2017 Delta Burke Questions Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 893

Re: Delta Burke Questions Discussion

Thanks for the feedback, Brett. I'm that guy for both questions. Here's the toss-up on "crime": Sampson and Laub created an age-graded, life-course theory of this phenomenon, noting that those who stopped participating in this phenomenon experienced a stabilizing “turning point” like military servic...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matador Invitational at Valencia College: Feb. 17, 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: Matador Invitational at Valencia College: Feb. 17, 2018

So this happened, and the A team from Celebration High School (Osceola County, FL) won, going undefeated, beating Ponte Vedra Nease HS in the final. A fine time was had by all. Here are some stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 8135

Re: Nathan Freeburg

I still love you, Nathan Freeburg!
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 6014

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

Hmm, I don't know if you're just offering a hypothetical, but I can't recall a Valencia tournament at which we ever waited more than ten minutes for a team late from lunch (and then only if they had texted and insisted they were on their way or something), and we've never waited for one person. And ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 6618

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)

Soooooo, is Delta Burke really still part of this? I'm assuming not, but if so, I reckon somebody ought to ask me for the set.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 15175

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

My days last 48 hours, though.

But seriously, you'll get more teams hearing 24 questions with 11-minute halves, and they'd add less than a half hour to the tournament.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 15175

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

Both CC SCT and CCCT will remain timed tournaments for spring 2018. We have not yet decided on the length of halves at the 2018 CCCT.
So did y'all ever decide how long halves will be for CCCT considering, you know, it's happening in 12 days?

PS--The correct answer is 11 minutes.
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 8135

Re: Nathan Freeburg

Thanks for that reminder, Evan. I read and loved that article by Andrew but had forgotten that included that anecdote. But this reminded me of another Nathan bit: he rode with me and a former Valencia (then UCF) player of mine named Cory Edwards up to Chattanooga (or was it Knoxville?) for an ACF Re...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 8135

Re: Nathan Freeburg

See, I don't have to read the QB Wiki; y'all do it for me.
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 8135

Re: Nathan Freeburg

That trick about "The Palm Frond" came out of conversations that Raj Dhuwalia, Raj Bhan, Seth Kendall, and I (and others) had had about Nathan's predilection for not ever admitting he hadn't heard of something, especially anything related to lit or history. We could hear the most obscure CO bonus pa...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Nathan Freeburg
Replies: 14
Views: 8135

Re: Nathan Freeburg

Ohhhhhhhh, you need to come find me at ICT or Chicago Open; I can regale you with many stories of Nathan. A good guy, I like him, but odd even for quiz bowl. Little known facts about him: --Was a witness to the Fort Hood Shooting in 2009 (or was around it, anyway) --Believed he had read a Nigerian n...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 4224

Re: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

If I'm pronouncing a name like Chris or Dennis as possessives, I'd say "Chrisez" or "Dennisez," which is how they would look as "Chris's" or "Dennis's."

Edit: edits.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 4224

Re: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

Since I've already initiated a fussy punctuation/editing discussion, I'll point out that in NAQT's IS-174, which we read for the CC SCTs yesterday, it seemed consistent (though I haven't gone back to double check, so maybe it was sporadic?) that proper names ending in -s used as possessives did not ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 4224

Re: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

When speaking for myself, I write "like this", because it is logically correct to do so.
Thankfully I have no need to correspond with you outside of NAQT, sir.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 4224

Re: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

Oh, right--indeed our British and Canadian friends are more than justified in such wrong-headed punctuation (sorry, John! I think it looks neater to punctuate inside the quotes). Anyway, seriously, I wouldn't have fussed except it seems like something I'm seeing more frequently, but this could be pa...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You
Replies: 17
Views: 4224

Periods, Closing Quote Marks, and You

Apologies for being overly punctilious, but after reading a particular set this past weekend, I have finally decided to bring a regular, but certainly trivial, complaint of mine to the boards. A number of recent sets I've read in practice or tournaments regularly place periods and commas OUTSIDE of ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 2929

Re: What is the purpose of Quiz Bowl?

A quick anecdote: I had a player at Valencia (Community) College back around 2008 named Nolan who wanted a subcategory in which to get better. Since we didn't have any players who knew much Asian history, I asked him to make a buzz sheet (our version of the "You Gotta Knows" that NAQT stole from me,...