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by nadph
Sat May 04, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

As Jonchee mentioned in the other thread, either Berkeley or Stanford (likely the latter) was planning on hosting an event, likely sometime in July. We were also planning on mirroring NASAT, but if it seems that it wouldn't be sustainable to have both events, we could figure out something else. Tha...
by nadph
Fri May 03, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

I'd be willing to drive 7 hours from the Bay Area to attend this, should the timing work. If others in NorCal are interested, let me know and we could possibly coordinate on transport and timing.
by nadph
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 14690

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

I graduated and am working in the Bay Area. Happy to help staff tournaments of any kind.
by nadph
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 53862

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Matt Bruce's NAQT membership was terminated: In November 2017 NAQT learned about allegations of serious misconduct against NAQT member Matt Bruce, concerning an incident that allegedly took place at Boston University in the late 1990s. As of June 7, 2018, despite our efforts, we have not discovered ...
by nadph
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 12375

Re: Best Film Player

I think Nathan Weiser and Benji Nguyen should both be somewhere on this list.
by nadph
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3521

Re: Stanford Weekend of Quiz Bowl (August 4–5, 2018)

Stats appear to be up for everything except WORLDSTAR and Imaginary Landscape.
by nadph
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 11902

Re: WORLDSTAR

Thanks all for writing this set! It was great fun to play.
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 53862

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I noticed a lot of people expressing similar sentiments in this thread, so I made a google doc to collect the names of everyone who's willing to boycott NAQT until Matt is gone just so there's evidence of how much NAQT is risking if he remains on their staff. Here's a link https://docs.google.com/d...
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 53862

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT should expel Matt Bruce as soon as possible, and should consider why it does not have an expedited process for removing someone when there is irrefutable public evidence of them posing a clear and present danger to minors. Stanford's club will discuss the question of boycotting NAQT events at S...
by nadph
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 13710

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

Late to the party on this, but I have returned to Stanford to finish undergraduate work after taking roughly 1.5 years off.
by nadph
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 15722

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

This was a terrific set. Thank you for writing it.
by nadph
Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 8881

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

Also, the leadin to the vesicle fusion question more generally applies to "releasing neurotransmitters into the synapse" because you're describing the NSF component of SNAREs, so...yeah that neg also happened. Overall I really enjoyed this tournament, there were just a few non-specific clues here a...
by nadph
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)
Replies: 7
Views: 4095

Re: VCU Open mirror @ Berkeley (August 9)

Any thoughts on side events (Imaginary Landscape/Tricon)?
by nadph
Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NASAT Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 18161

Re: 2014 NASAT Discussion

(disclaimer: not set's intended audience) This set was pretty cool. I thought the decision to increase the math distribution to 1/1 worked out well, with a lot of diverse answers that one could still reasonably encounter in high school. Some of the tossup answers seemed quite hard (e.g. Fukuyama), a...
by nadph
Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 40885

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Benji Nguyen and I are playing this. Email me if you want to team up.

EDIT: Austin and Gautam have joined this team.
by nadph
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open/second summer open this year
Replies: 44
Views: 18041

Re: VCU Open/second summer open this year

We could probably find rooms for such a mirror; I'm looking into the details of this right now.
by nadph
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @Claremont Colleges (April 12th)
Replies: 6
Views: 3688

Re: MUT Mirror @Claremont Colleges (April 12th)

Didn't realize this was happening. How'd it go?
by nadph
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DRAGOON Online Mirror (and at UW) - 11/16/13
Replies: 15
Views: 4001

Re: DRAGOON Online Mirror (and at UW) - 11/16/13

Stanford has emailed you expressing interest in this.
by nadph
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Re: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)

All checks must be made out to either "Saajid Moyen" or "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania" While I would appreciate this, you may not Then we should only make it out to "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania"? My apologies. I made this in five minutes while at work and did not think ...
by nadph
Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)
Replies: 9
Views: 2331

Penn Bowl at Stanford (10/26/13)

Stanford will be running Penn Bowl 2013 on October 26th. Location and timing TBA. Fee structure: Base fee: $120 per team Working buzzer discount: $10 each Approved moderator discount: $15 each Travel discount: $15 (more than 200 miles one way according to Google maps) New team discount: $20 (applies...
by nadph
Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 99814

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Is the code for this posted somewhere, e.g. GitHub?
by nadph
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 5
Replies: 47
Views: 9511

Re: Geography Monstrosity 5 (May 24, Atlanta)

bt_green_warbler wrote:My apologies to the teams that wanted to play geography questions today; for those not attending NSC, I will arrange to have the packets read in the irc and at a Bay Area practice (for the Berkeley/Bellarmine contingent).
Some Stanford players would be interested in this Bay Area practice thing.
by nadph
Sat May 11, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JAMES @ Stanford University, 5/11/13
Replies: 4
Views: 3043

Re: JAMES @ Stanford University, 5/11/13

Escobar won this tournament, going 10-0 to clear the field by 2. Raymond from Escobar was the top scorer. Stats are posted. Many thanks to Kyle and James from Stanford and Jeff and Scott from Berkeley for helping staff today, to Berkeley and Mills for providing buzzers, to Thomas Jefferson and LASA ...
by nadph
Sat May 11, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JAMES @ Stanford University, 5/11/13
Replies: 4
Views: 3043

Re: JAMES @ Stanford University, 5/11/13

We intend to run a double round robin followed by an advantaged final. The winning team and the top 4 scorers will receive book prizes.
by nadph
Wed May 08, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JAMES @ Stanford University, 5/11/13
Replies: 4
Views: 3043

JAMES @ Stanford University, 5/11/13

Stanford University is hosting a mirror of the JAMES high school set, co-written by Thomas Jefferson and LASA. I will be TD. We apologize for the lateness of this announcement; this is entirely my (Nikhil Desai's) fault, as I was remiss in confirming the availability of some rooms and the availabili...
by nadph
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 25
Views: 11234

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

18. Stanford: At the hotel, Benji, James, and Nikhil play Truth or Dare and reveal they all hated each other in high school. Kyle Sutherlin then says "Bloody Mary" five times in front of his mirror and they all end up screaming and staying up too late. While it is folly to question the judgements o...
by nadph
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IFT Mirror @ Stanford (11/17/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 2891

Re: CANCELLED - IFT Mirror @ Stanford (10/13/12)

This may be getting resuscitated; more information forthcoming.
by nadph
Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance West Coast?
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Re: Penn-ance West Coast?

This would be excellent, and our club is talking about perhaps hosting such a mirror. By when would you want such a mirror to be run? (It seems like it might be better to do it later in the month or even in early December to ensure a larger field.) I'll contact you by email with more information.
by nadph
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at the Claremont Colleges
Replies: 10
Views: 4791

Re: ACF Fall at the Claremont Colleges

Just curious, what's the finalized field for this?
by nadph
Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at the Claremont Colleges
Replies: 10
Views: 4791

Re: ACF Fall at the Claremont Colleges

grapesmoker wrote:
XanderWolfe wrote:I've gotten email registrations from UCSD and Caltech and emails expressing interest from Arcadia and ASU.
Arcadia has registered officially, as of yesterday. I have no idea what Stanford is doing.
To my knowledge, Stanford registered a team using the ACF signup form on Friday.
by nadph
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 32578

Re: Fine arts/music

...I've only ever seen Tallis (oddly enough) for pre-Monteverdi. This isn't true; Josquin, Ockeghem, Palestrina, Musica Transalpina and the English Madrigalists (e.g. Byrd), Peri, Schutz, and their works all appear in questions frequently. Granted, many of these don't appear in high school-level se...
by nadph
Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fine arts/music
Replies: 117
Views: 32578

Re: Fine arts/music

...I've only ever seen Tallis (oddly enough) for pre-Monteverdi. This isn't true; Josquin, Ockeghem, Palestrina, the English Madrigalists, Byrd, Dufay, Peri, Schutz, and their works all appear in questions frequently, along with questions on or about things like chants, motets, madrigals, masses, p...
by nadph
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 46221

Re: 2012 NAC

Scaled Flowerpiercer wrote: Here are some "favorites" I recorded soon after the tournament:
These questions are disgusting and insult all the teams who wasted their money on the NSC NAC. I can't see how school administrators and coaches condone competition on these at any level.

EDIT: Very unfortunate typo.
by nadph
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 29528

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

Mike Bentley wrote:Anyone know of anyone going to school in the Pacific Northwest next year?
On the Quiz Bowl Facebook group, there are a few kids going to Reed College next year who have expressed interest in starting up a team. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hsquizb ... 142378508/
by nadph
Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 18838

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)

I've just learned that Bellarmine's flight may not arrive in time for this, so I probably can't make it. Sorry about that.
by nadph
Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 46221

Re: 2012 NAC

What I find incredible is that Father Duenas sent two teams to NHBB and a team to NAC. I, unlike probably anyone reading this, have not only directed a quizbowl tournament on Guam, but have personally been to Father Duenas. It's not exactly a wealthy school, but somehow, they managed to send teams ...
by nadph
Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 46221

Re: 2012 NAC

Many thanks for the clarification, Sam. On an unrelated note, it's pretty disappointing to see teams like Father Duenas (from Guam, I think) coming to this. :chip:'s in general been much better at pulling "international" teams than HSNCT or PACE, I believe, and I'm willing to bet he cold-called or e...
by nadph
Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 18838

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

Yeah, that's a thing wrote:Has this been posted yet?
Per upthread, this might get read at NSC (something I would certainly be amenable to).
by nadph
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 29528

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

A question that is relevant to this thread: does NAQT still collect information for the Entering Freshman Contact List? I remember it used to reside at http://www.fraughtmachine.com/efcontact/, but it seems to have been taken down.
by nadph
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 46221

Re: 2012 NAC

despite the NAC being very "gameshowy" as a whole in its structure, history, and playstyle, HSNCT videos are made very readily available while a recording of an NAC game will be impossible to find, and HSNCT finals had a really cool projected signboard for the audience while NAC finals had nothing ...
by nadph
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 4879

Re: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

EDIT: Never mind, didn't read carefully.
by nadph
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 43980

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

What's the deal with the audio on some of the iHigh videos? In one I tried to watch there is none for like 2 minutes at the beginning, and in another one the video seems to skip over the parts where players buzz and give an answer. Other videos are playing fine, but is this a browser issue, or just...
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 31794

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

California will be:
Ankit Aggarwal (Bellarmine)
Jonathan Lam (Mission San Jose)
Nikhil Desai (Bellarmine)
Sameer Rai (Bellarmine)
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2011-12
Replies: 33
Views: 7201

Re: Louisiana 2011-12

Bellarmine's coach Chris Fleitas is an alumnus of Jesuit and played QU while he was there; he may still yet retain some helpful connections. I'll see if he is able to help.
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE
Replies: 62
Views: 24318

Re: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE

Having playtested some of these questions, I would be glad to read for this or staff in any helpful way.
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)
Replies: 11
Views: 2916

Re: Western Invitational Tournament (March 2013)

To get an update, is this remaining a housewrite or will it become packet-submission? Also, has a collaborator been decided on? I saw that UVA expressed interest in collaborating and making it packet-submission in the other thread, but wanted to confirm.
by nadph
Wed May 30, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Skype Summer Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 4811

Re: Open Skype Summer Practices

Mine's n.a.desai
by nadph
Mon May 28, 2012 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 ACE IQC - Monday, May 28 Atlanta
Replies: 14
Views: 7334

Re: 2012 ACE IQC - Monday, May 28 Atlanta

The top four finishers in this tournament were, in order, Nikhil Desai (Bellarmine), Ankit Aggarwal (Bellarmine), Adam Silverman (Centennial), and Sameer Rai (Bellarmine). The rest of the top ten were Daniel Brach-Neufeld (GDS), Michael Coates (Warren G. Harding), Alex Covington (Marist), Dylan Mina...
by nadph
Sun May 27, 2012 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 43980

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

Jeremy Gibbs Paradox wrote:
Charbroil wrote:
Fred wrote:Bellarmine's the first team from California to win either HSNCT or NSC.
Are they also the first team to do so with less than a full team?
They were only less than full yesterday. They had a full team today.
Also, State College won NSC last year with three players (they were missing Monica).