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by Ras superfamily
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)

This, however, I will not cop to, and I'm a little miffed that somebody who was there in the control room when the tournament wasn't starting (which I think you were) would say something like that. Yes, it was definitely the wrong move for me to not tell David about our flight plans. But that is no...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 9342

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

Those responses sound pretty strange to me. If any browbeating actually occurs, it could still happen without a codified procedure to deal with these scenarios (e.g., "Why don't we just call it a forfeit for the disadvantaged team since neither of us really wants to play for another hour, right?"). ...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 9342

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

I hope the claim that all finals must be played on-site is based on the assumption that the tournament was being run fairly well and not extremely late into the night and that the final involved teams from multiple schools. I would find it strange if, for example, LASA A and B were forced to play of...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Apr 13, 2015 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)

So I was not initially planning to attend this tournament, but David Song's emails, which indicated his desire to run a good tournament, among other things, convinced me to go. While the desire was there, the experience and knowledge to execute was not. So, as people seem to know, this tournament ra...
by Ras superfamily
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)
Replies: 26
Views: 14066

Re: MUT @ Rutgers (04/12/15)

Penn b defeated Columbia a in the round robin to finish with one loss. Penn a finished with no losses, so the last game of the round robin between Penn a and b would have effectively served as the first game of an advantaged final. We chose to go home and play it off at a later date. Edit: I will ha...
by Ras superfamily
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 35095

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

jonah wrote:I'll post the schedules once team check-in begins on Friday.
That would be nice. I'm curious why this doesn't happen regularly for ACF Nats and ICT. Is it because there isn't much of an at-home following? It seems like high school nationals do get schedules and live results posted.
by Ras superfamily
Sun Mar 15, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thread
Replies: 89
Views: 55937

Re: ACF Nationals - Ann Arbor, MI, 04/18-19/2015 - main thre

grapesmoker wrote:Through the magic known as "outsourcing the scheduling to Jon Pinyan" we have come up with a workable schedule for 50 teams
Out of curiosity, what does that magical schedule look like?
by Ras superfamily
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen: The Essence of Prompting
Replies: 68
Views: 23440

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Cody wrote:In order to be deserving of a prompt, the answer must apply to all the clues
I completely agree with John's post and am curious what the justification is for Cody's (and others') quoted position.
by Ras superfamily
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 44411

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

As I stated earlier in the thread, I would like to play this
by Ras superfamily
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 11036

Re: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

Gonzagapuma1 wrote:Weiner/Loo/Saajid/Chiego
Since when was I on a team for this?
by Ras superfamily
Thu Feb 05, 2015 11:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 44411

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Surely, what you just did--discounting using a dissimilar field as a metric because it is "pretty unfair", identifying a field that you think is similar, and using the tournament results from that field to try to predict where the clump will be--is exactly along the lines of what I'm saying should ...
by Ras superfamily
Thu Feb 05, 2015 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 44411

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

The gist of this exchange is that you've: (a) suggested that the proposed tournament format is unfair, by applying it to a uniform distribution of quizbowl skill, even though you've given no reason whatsoever to believe that uniform distributions are the norm; (b) rejected the idea of improving the...
by Ras superfamily
Thu Feb 05, 2015 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 44411

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

I'm interested to know why you think that. The skill distribution would have to be pretty extreme for your claim (that number of players dominates difference in skill level as a determiner of points scored) to be true (feel free to play around with the sheet to see exactly how much so). Have you ob...
by Ras superfamily
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 44411

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

If your base assumptions are correct, then I should indeed make the adjustments you request (i.e. doubling the point values for rooms 1-5). However, my assumption in how I set this up is that player skills are not uniformly distributed; that, in fact, player skill is clumped enough at the bottom of...
by Ras superfamily
Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 44411

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

This sounds fun and I look forward to playing it. There is a slight issue with the format, though. Assuming a uniform distribution of player skills (hopefully not too terribly inaccurate for the lower rooms, or perhaps even for the higher ones) with skill defined as percentile and percentage of toss...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 26097

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

I think we're reading this rule differently. I take "open only to regularly enrolled undergraduates" to mean, er, people actually enrolled in college. "Eligible entrant who is also a high school student" sounds like someone who is dual-enrolled. At any rate it doesn't seem like a high school team c...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 26097

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

I don't see how an example of middle school students competing against high schools is relevant to Stephen's post. The boundaries between middle and high school, and high school and college are quite different, and there's no reason that, in any given interschool competition, the rules governing ea...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 26097

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

You don't see high school kids participating in collegiate debate. You don't have high school chess teams entering collegiate tournaments, high school soccer teams joining collegiate club soccer leagues, etc. In short, this doesn't happen in any other organized collegiate extracurricular activity t...
by Ras superfamily
Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 10833

Re: Midseason College Poll

Matthew Jackson wrote:
Ras superfamily wrote:There will be a discussion of the poll results on January 20th at 7pm to be written up like the season preview.
This is still happening, y?
Yes. Today at 7pm in #quizbowl.
by Ras superfamily
Sun Jan 11, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 10833

Re: Midseason College Poll

There will be a discussion of the poll results on January 20th at 7pm to be written up like the season preview.
by Ras superfamily
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 10833

Re: Midseason College Poll

I made this spreadsheet to help me vote. It has stats from all the regular tournaments last semester, so other voters will probably find it useful.
by Ras superfamily
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH
Replies: 23
Views: 5103

Re: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH

Well seeing that everything ran ahead of schedule at the tournament That's great, though it has no implication on the fairness of the format. every coach went home happy Maybe this is true, but I would be very surprised if you actually heard from every coach that he or she was happy, and again this...
by Ras superfamily
Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH
Replies: 23
Views: 5103

Re: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH

Morning records were carried over so as to not penalize the teams that went 7-0 in the morning from being eliminated with one loss in the afternoon from contention. 7-0 teams can still be eliminated with one loss in the afternoon in your format. What if Fisher went undefeated in the playoffs? North...
by Ras superfamily
Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH
Replies: 23
Views: 5103

Re: Rowdy Raider Invitational (12/6/14) Dayton, OH

It doesn't really make sense to carry over preliminary records and then replay games against preliminary bracket opponents, but since that was done, the correct way to calculate final records would probably ignore those preliminary records. Is there a reason that Sidney had to count its morning loss...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7299

Re: Science

I will point you toward Matt Weiner's example about Aius Locutius. This answer really does feel tendentious to me, according to the reasons why I outlined above. From the same post: It's on the player to be a reasonable human being (not guess after hearing "This ruler") but not to police every ques...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7299

Re: Science

I will again point out that the comparison is kind of unfair because "logic formula" or "Boolean expression" isn't unreasonable to expect as an answer to a tossup whereas "Earth" would be totally unreasonable as an answer to a question about authors' origins. You also seem to have glossed over my po...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7299

Re: Science

Yeah, that's definitely my fault, though I hope that the outcome would have been the same in either case (the question being rewritten)
by Ras superfamily
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7299

Re: Science

Any logic formula in CNF is still a logic formula. I should be able to answer logic formula, Boolean expression, or possibly other things. For what it's worth, I would not accept your answer as correct. This would be the equivalent of a question that reads 'A 19th century author from this place wro...
by Ras superfamily
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7299

Re: Science

― If you are an editor, and you receive a common-link tossup on "normal forms", you should have the author of the tossup flogged. You don't necessarily need to flog the person who wrote this tossup for DEES, but, you know, if it ever happens again. Do explicate. I accept that this tossup is definit...
by Ras superfamily
Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Science (DEES)
Replies: 31
Views: 7299

Re: Science

― If you are an editor, and you receive a common-link tossup on "normal forms", you should have the author of the tossup flogged. You don't necessarily need to flog the person who wrote this tossup for DEES, but, you know, if it ever happens again. The Virginia packet did not contain a tossup on no...
by Ras superfamily
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22
Replies: 16
Views: 8786

Re: DEES at University of Maryland, 11/22

What is the current field for this tournament?
by Ras superfamily
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 41276

Re: Preseason Poll

Matt's (and Dan's?) writeup was really detailed, organized, and entertaining to read. Thanks for doing that!
by Ras superfamily
Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Computational Mathematics
Replies: 56
Views: 21980

Re: Computational Mathematics

This seems like a good set of arguments against computational math in quiz bowl if you care to read it
by Ras superfamily
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 28535

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

Matthew Jackson wrote:if ... there's no demand for a regular-minus or third-regular event.
That's not the case. I encourage interested parties to write a third regular-ish tournament for the fall semester. Right now there are only two tournaments for everyone to play, while the spring has at least six.
by Ras superfamily
Thu May 01, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 17191

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

Anyone who wants to play quiz bowl in college should be aware of this spreadsheet , which contains contact information for most known teams. If you want to get in touch with a team or join its emailing list, the people listed in the spreadsheet are probably the right people to ask (I am the contact ...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE
Replies: 58
Views: 13150

Re: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE

I totally voted for a player who does not appear anywhere in Mike's post
by Ras superfamily
Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 7563

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

Here are my predictions (what I think will happen, rather than what should happen) based on D-value and other results Virginia Harvard Illinois Chicago B Cornell Louisville Western Kentucky Claremont Colleges Penn A Reynolds CC Minneapolis CTC MIT Michigan State WUSTL Dartmouth RPI Michigan Maryland...
by Ras superfamily
Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

The field is now closed with 8 teams.
by Ras superfamily
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 10996

Re: CO Matchmaking

I would like to submit an early packet and play CO with some people. I'm pretty bad at lit and art and worse at everything else.
by Ras superfamily
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

I added an email column, so teams who signed up on the spreadsheet should add one
by Ras superfamily
Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

The field for this event is capped at 16 teams. We will be playing in Williams Hall as usual for Penn tournaments.
by Ras superfamily
Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11159

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

All registered and waitlisted teams should have received an email from me with some logistical details
by Ras superfamily
Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

gamegeek2 wrote:Spreadsheet for team formation: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... NRWc#gid=0
uh... I made one of these and it's in the original post
by Ras superfamily
Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

I updated the original post with a link to a team coordination spreadsheet.

Stephen, I believe MO 2011 at Penn ended at 6pm or so, but I don't remember exactly.
by Ras superfamily
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 4198

Cane Ridge Revival at Penn (3/1/2014)

Penn will be hosting the East Coast mirror of the Cane Ridge Revival on March 1st. This is an OPEN tournament with a target difficulty equal to the Minnesota Opens of 2010 and 2011. Much more information about the set can be found at the original announcement at http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopi...
by Ras superfamily
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11159

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

The field is now full. New registrations will be placed on the wait list in the order in which they are received.
by Ras superfamily
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 11159

Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

The field is almost full. We will be evaluating possibly raising the field cap to 36.
by Ras superfamily
Sat Nov 30, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See V - 11/23/13
Replies: 13
Views: 5126

Re: Eyes That Do Not See V - 11/23/13

I would also be interested in playing this
by Ras superfamily
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival (03/01 and 03/08/2014)
Replies: 20
Views: 7969

Re: Cane Ridge Revival (03/01 and 03/08/2014)

Penn is confirmed as the host for the East on 3/1
by Ras superfamily
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT Global Announcement
Replies: 33
Views: 16917

Re: SUBMIT Global Announcement

I did email him, but I haven't received a response.