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by Smuttynose Island
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4984

Re: Player Poll 2019

There are two players from the Pacific Northwest who merit some consideration on the subject polls. The first is Alex van de Poel , a senior at UW. He is easily the best NAQT player who you have never heard of. He has deep pockets of knowledge in history and great coverage of modern world and geogra...
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?

Something that I have always found interesting is how different the community's answer to this question is at the high school level versus the college level. It seems as if the community believes that, relative to their respective sets, high school teams should perform significantly better at natio...
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?

I guess the meta-question I have is - what kind of stats distribution do you want to see at nats? Something that I have always found interesting is how different the community's answer to this question is at the high school level versus the college level. It seems as if the community believes that,...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 10600

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

A quick update: Jakob has offered to run a closed Discord mirror on March 30th. I am staffing a high school tournament that day. Him and I want at least 8 closed HS or college teams to sign up. Please email me and cc him to do so. If we get eight teams in the next week or so, I will allow this mirr...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 1982

Re: CO Matchmaking

I too am looking for CO teammates. I'm passable at visual arts, other science, and fake physics. If these niche interests bore you, hit me up!

Edit: Aidan and I are playing together. Get in touch if you'd like to join!
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: RULFO at PACE NSC
Replies: 5
Views: 1647

Re: RULFO at PACE NSC

Tentatively, the side event will be held on Friday, June 7th. We hope to begin the tournament by 6 p.m. However, if this time doesn’t work for a lot of people, it is subject to change. I'd like to suggest a later start time. Locals, especially those with jobs or internships, may have trouble gettin...
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4178

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

It seems reasonable (or at least plausible) to me that the distribution of buzzes on early clues is pretty much "y = x^2, but with a ~9-10 word delay while players process hard clues." But I would interpret the middle and late parts of the distribution a bit differently—my impression has been that ...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 5
Views: 3055

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats

I was inspired by Fred's post on the purpose of first line clues to revisit this year's ACF Regionals data. Below you'll find a hodgepodge of results along with comments. Highest Neg% (Min ~15 rooms heard) Volsunga Saga - .368421 Uyghers - .3666 saddle points - .365591 Uranus - .358025 Hitler Youth ...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4178

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I will add one word of caution - There's always a non-negligible chance that I messed up somewhere. If anyone wants to double check my work, they can find my code on github. My username is dhoth. I'm getting different results -- it looks like you're setting the maximum possible gets on a tossup to ...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4178

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

It might be interesting to generate a similar CDF that ignores buzz point data whenever there's a neg Ophir's raw data conveniently lists if a TU was gotten as a "bounceback." I went ahead and computed the cdf for the "average" ACF Regionals 2019 TU that was not a bounceback. This cdf only includes...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4178

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

This may not be specifically germane to the discussion at hand, but seeing the graph immediately made me think of Lorentz curves and Gini coefficients. Now, don't get me wrong, I've never edited a quiz bowl question in my life, and anything I've ever written has probably been terrible, but I wonder...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

Re: PIANO Online Discord Mirror (3/10/19)

Michael Coates and I are looking for two teammates for this. Feel free to PM or email me if you would like to team up!

EDIT: Kurtis and Neil have joined us.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 48
Views: 11199

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

ezubaric wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:25 pm
Full prize information, stats, and videos after I get grades in. In the meantime, please don't discuss questions as we're going to have an online mirror.
Thanks for running this, it was a blast. Will videos and full results be posted soon?
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 4038

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Directors such as Satyajit Ray are occassionally clued and asked about. As is often the case with more niche topics, Indian film content is naturally limited by a lack of exposure as well as the small space occupied by film in the distribution. There is certainly room for intrepid writers to change ...
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: QuizDB App for iOS Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 1069

Re: QuizDB App for iOS Announcement

This looks great. Are there plans to develop a similar app for Android phones?
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 7267

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

Matt Weiner and I are teaming up for this. We're looking for a 4th, preferably someone who knows biology.

EDIT: Mia Nussbaum is joining us a our third. Geoffrey Chen is our fourth.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 15010

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

The registration form doesn't seem to be working. It states that I need permission to access it.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Oregon Quizbowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Oregon Quizbowl

Unfortunately there isn't much of a quizbowl circuit in Oregon. NAQT has run a high school tournament, the Portland Invitational, in the spring for the past few years. I'm not sure that there is much else. It might be worth contacting Westview's team or getting in touch with UW Quizbowl.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 12220

Re: Announcement: Penn Bowl 2018

Will there be an online mirror of Penn Bowl?
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 20478

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

The registration form says "two players." Since last year's policy required "two players," I imagine that it is the actual policy. The "one player" language probably comes from last year's Regionals announcements for which any team with a single experienced player was required to write a half packet.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 7317

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

I'm interested in playing this. Feel free to get in touch with me if your team needs an extra player.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 24, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror - University of Washington - 6/30/18
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

Re: NASAT Mirror - University of Washington - 6/30/18

I plan on playing this. If anyone wants to take a Quizbowl trip to Seattle to play this and needs a teammate, then let me know!
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 12281

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

How will the cancellation of OCTAVIAN affect the schedule? Rather than poach an event from the second weekend, is it possible to push back the start time for NASAT? Or to have some previously run event (Math Monstrosity, Fight the Power, etc) take its place?
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)
Replies: 19
Views: 6936

Re: Jordaens Visual Arts on Skype (July 15th, 2017)

I've got two spots open on my team now. Feel free to PM if you are interested in playing with me.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 12281

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

In an ideal world, I would prefer the original arrangement - NASAT on Saturday (8/5) with a slate of side events on Sunday(8/6). The trash tournament and the remaining side events could be played on the 18th and 19th.
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017
Replies: 31
Views: 12281

Re: VCU Side Event Weekend - 8/5/2017

Much like Will and Ryan, I am dismayed by the sudden ouster of NASAT from the weekend's activities. Obviously VCU is a different entity than UVA, but, per the tournament's announcement, VCU's event is in some sense a "continuation" of UVa's previously announced tournament. It seems silly and disinge...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue May 30, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 19584

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I'm personally in favor of running a full NASAT mirror, but, like Tommy, am intrigued with Evan's idea of running it as a TU only event. I'll second Tommy's call for a poll with the three options being - run a full NASAT mirror, run NASAT as a TU only event, and not run NASAT.
by Smuttynose Island
Tue May 09, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17
Replies: 53
Views: 19584

Re: Virginia Summer Open – 8/5/17

I ought to be able to make this while visiting home in August. Like others, I am all for a NASAT mirror on Saturday and side events on Sunday.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX Announcement
Replies: 16
Views: 9629

Re: Terrapin XXIX Announcement

At the risk of belaboring a point, it would be nice if information about the Skype mirror was more forthcoming. As it currently stands, an in person mirror of Terrapin was cancelled partially in order to aid a Skype mirror that may or may not be occurring (in under 48 hours no less!). Currently, the...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Starting a new team in the west
Replies: 3
Views: 2801

Re: Starting a new team in the west

I'm currently a freshman in college and I'm trying to create a quizbowl team at my college in Oregon. I did quizbowl back in high school all four years when I lived on the east coast, but I know the quizbowl scene isn't as big in the west as it is in the east. Does anyone know much about the quiz b...
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl Skype Mirror - Saturday, 11/26/16
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: Penn Bowl Skype Mirror - Saturday, 11/26/16

tiwonge wrote:Is this the last mirror? Is the set clear now?

(If not, where is the discussion taking place, and could I get a copy of the questions?)
There is a private forum set up for discussion. I don't know if this was the last mirror or not.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl Skype Mirror - Saturday, 11/26/16
Replies: 7
Views: 2908

Re: Penn Bowl Skype Mirror - Saturday, 11/26/16

I am looking for teammates to play this with.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 10979

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

Great way to sell your tournament mirror: this mirror is all about playtesting. I just wanted to say, I'm really happy this experiment with a "playtest open" worked out. We took a shot in the dark with this one and I think it paid off. Yeah this was fun. More tournaments should do this. I agree tha...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 10979

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

Instead of having folks form their own teams, I could assign teams of two (if the field stays at 8 players). I won't break up any teams that have already been formed, of course. Would people be open to such a scheme? And if so, at what level should we start allowing triples - past 8 players (guaran...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16
Replies: 34
Views: 10979

Re: EFT Skype Tournament - 9/17/16

I am looking for teammates to play this with. PM me if you are interested.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Summer Skype Practices

I am interested.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 11726

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

I am looking for a team to join. Feel free to PM if you have a spot open.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16
Replies: 19
Views: 8714

Re: MYSTERIUM - Skype Mirror - 5/7/16

I'd like to sign up as a free agent.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "stanford housewrite" at Stanford (February 27, 2016)
Replies: 37
Views: 15620

Re: "stanford housewrite" at Stanford (February 27, 2016)

I will most likely not be around Sunday and would therefore like to play Eyes Saturday night.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT SCT: February 6
Replies: 12
Views: 6328

Re: 2016 NAQT SCT: February 6

Is there any new information regarding the Pacific Northwest site of SCT?
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at University of Washington - 11/21/15
Replies: 4
Views: 1605

Re: Penn Bowl at University of Washington - 11/21/15

There are a few games where particular teams have either anomalously low PPB, or total bonus points ending in 5. It might be good to take a second look at these. One might normally suspect that Oregon's 4.00 ppb in the final was due to faulty statkeeping, but I can confirm that I just shit the bed ...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?
Replies: 20
Views: 7326

Re: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?

Depending upon the weekend, I am interested in playing this.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 24958

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

I know that it is late, but PM me if you are looking to play this. Aidan, Magin and I are looking for a fourth.
EDIT: Wil is our fourth.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)
Replies: 67
Views: 24958

Re: VCU Open ‘15 @ VCU (8/8/15)

magin wrote:Is there any interest in playing the three remaining CO packets at this site, like what Jerry is running in Michigan? I just found out that I'll be able to come to VCU, and I'd like to read them, either in some sort of draft format or just to interested players.
I am.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 5444

Re: Maryland Summer Practices

Anyone coming today?
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 50946

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

This tournament was excellent and easily the highlight of my CO weekend. Thanks Stephen, Doug and everyone else who had a hand in producing this wonderful side event.