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by Dominator
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 1
Views: 307

Re: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

The tournament field current includes almost 100 players from 24 states and 6 countries. There's still plenty of room for more players, though! If you'd like to join this international event, please go to qblitz.online to sign up.
by Dominator
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 1
Views: 328

Re: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

With 5 days left to register, we're closing in on 100 registrants from 24 states, 5 foreign countries, and 1 district of Columbia. If you haven't joined in yet, please go to qblitz.online to sign up.
by Dominator
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 1
Views: 307

QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

(cross-posted from the Collegiate Announcements & Results section ) Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce the next installment in their tournament partnership, QANTA League 1 , which will take place April 22-26 , 2019. THE TOURNAMENT QANTA League 1 is an open tournament (players in college, post-...
by Dominator
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)
Replies: 1
Views: 328

QANTA League 1 (Online, April 22-26)

Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce the next installment in their tournament partnership, QANTA League 1 , which will take place April 22-26, 2019. THE TOURNAMENT QANTA League 1 is an open tournament (players in college, post-college, and pre-college are welcome) written at high school national...
by Dominator
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

This tournament happened. We were thrilled to have representatives from Alabama, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia playing. You can watch the final match at the Qblitz watch page . Stay tuned for upd...
by Dominator
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Wow, y'all are fast! The spots are filled.

If you're looking to play some Qblitz, please sign up for next month's free, open HS-nats difficulty QANTA League 1 event.
by Dominator
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Hey! This tournament is coming up and the field size is not the most convenient number. The first three high schoolers to
(1) have a Qblitz account and
(2) email me at noah@qblitz.org
will be added to the field free of charge.
by Dominator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 199

Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)

( cross-post from Collegiate Announcements section ) Qblitz is pleased to announce a mirror of Terrapin on our website from May 13 to 17. The mirror will be open to individual players in college or high school (or earlier, I guess) and will feature tossups only. The Terrapin set is a medium-difficul...
by Dominator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)
Replies: 0
Views: 257

Terrapin mirror on Qblitz (Online, May 13-17, 2019)

Qblitz is pleased to announce a mirror of Terrapin on our website from May 13 to 17. The mirror will be open to individual players in college or high school (or earlier, I guess) and will feature tossups only . Each day of the tournament, participants will log in at their convenience during the 15-h...
by Dominator
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 690

Re: INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz

Thanks to everyone who voted. We've decided to move forward with this event. You should see an announcement up later today.

As a reminder, if there are any other events you'd like to play from home against quizbowlers across the country, please email us at buzz@qblitz.org to let us know.
by Dominator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 18
Views: 2520

Re: Indulge me a moment...

I'm in this thread for two reasons. The first is that I feel what you're saying. I never competed in collegiate quizbowl, but I did pour a lot of myself into quizbowl in high school and then as a coach. When those phases ended, I wasn't ready for quizbowl to not be a part of my life anymore. I've fo...
by Dominator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz

Thanks to everyone who voted! Based on this data, we've decided not to run a Scobol Solo event on Qblitz this year. Hopefully we can make that happen in the future. If you're someone who wanted to play Solo, remember that there is a free event coming up next month on Qblitz called QANTA League 1. Yo...
by Dominator
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 10011

Re: Illinois 18-19

Congratulations to all the teams who competed at state today. It looks like there were a lot of great games. Of course, extra congratulations to the champions, Chicago Christian and Uni High, who had to survive an incredibly talented pool to claim their titles. I was in charge of producing the math ...
by Dominator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 569

INTEREST POLL: Scobol Solo at Qblitz

The writing team of Scobol Solo and Qblitz are considering running an online Solo mirror on the Qblitz platform in mid-April. Since there have been several mirrors across the country this year, we want to make sure there's still a viable field before we proceed. If the event did run, the format woul...
by Dominator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz
Replies: 1
Views: 690

INTEREST POLL: Terrapin mirror on Qblitz

The writing team at Terrapin and Qblitz are considering running an online Terrapin mirror on the Qblitz platform. We would run this event in the leadup to HSNCT to let any college players who weren't able to make a live mirror an opportunity to play and also to give high schoolers an extra pre-nats ...
by Dominator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Karansebes Schnapps Vendor wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Will this event also use questions used at the in-person QANTA League mirror, or will these questions be fresh for participants of that event as well?
Great question, thanks for asking! The questions will once again be provided by the QANTA organization, but they will be new.
by Dominator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)
Replies: 3
Views: 512

Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Qblitz is excited to announce its first high school tournament, Qblitz Spring 1, to take place between Monday March 25 and Friday March 29. The tournament will take place online on the Qblitz website . The Qblitz website uses an automated moderator to read questions to players, and then tracks where...
by Dominator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

This event happened. I'll avoid announcing the winner, because you can watch the de facto championship game here . In addition to providing some fun competition, we were able to generate 13,772 buzz points' worth of data for the QANTA project. If you like to play quizbowl or move the scientific need...
by Dominator
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Registration for this event closes tonight, and we've certainly got more space if people want to give it a try. The event is free. All you need to do is login to QBlitz, go to the Register section, and pick your event(s).

Hope to see you there!
by Dominator
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Reminder: registration for this event closes tonight. It's free, so all you need to do is login to Qblitz, go to the Register section, select the event(s) you want, and click the submit buttons.
by Dominator
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

The field is shaping up, with players from 3 states and 3 countries. Make sure to sign up for your spot soon before registration closes.
by Dominator
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

chinkan5 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:27 am
As the tournament is now free, will people who have already paid for this be reimbursed?
Absolutely.
by Dominator
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 983

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

There is a little less than a week left to sign up for this event. It is free of charge and being run on HS nationals level questions. If you'd like to practice for, say, IPNCT, this is a great opportunity. If you'd like to play, login to your Qblitz account and sign up!
by Dominator
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Re: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Bumping this thread to make sure everyone sees that this tournament is now being offered for free. There is a little under a week left to register, so make sure to login to your Qblitz account to sign up soon!
by Dominator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Regrettably, Qblitz has decided to cancel this tournament. We felt that the event wouldn't meet our standards if we held it now, and that we'd better serve our competitors by waiting until we could give them the tournament they deserve. Everyone registered for this event has been notified and is bei...
by Dominator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 2
Views: 983

QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce a new tournament, QANTA League 0, to be held online at Qblitz from February 16 to 22 of 2019. This is an open-eligibility individual competition run on high school nationals level questions. It will feature one round of competition each day from February 16 t...
by Dominator
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

QANTA League 0 (Free/Online - Feb. 16-22, 2019)

Qblitz and QANTA are excited to announce a new FREE tournament, QANTA League 0, to be held online at Qblitz from February 16 to 22 of 2019. QANTA is a computer quizbowl-answering project that likes to test its mettle occasionally against human players. Last December, it did so at a live event at the...
by Dominator
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 1835

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

I personally don't trust the results of Solo very much. Scobol Solo has a history of not being the greatest of sets. I don't think that Solo is the best measure of a quizbowler, but question quality is not the issue here. I can't remember a year I was coaching when Solo wasn't in the top half of se...
by Dominator
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qblitz and QANTA
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Qblitz and QANTA

Qblitz is excited to announce a new partnership with QANTA, the question-answering software being developed by Jordan Boyd-Graber and his team. Over the next couple months, Qblitz will be running open tournaments in conjunction with the QANTA project. You, the player, will get to quizbowl and advanc...
by Dominator
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Iamteehee wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 pm
So if I'm reading this right, each event is 5 rounds of 20 tossups for $50 per individual player?
Yes, assuming the player doesn't sign up for the discounted season pass rate.
by Dominator
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

One of my favorite features of Qblitz is the ability to simulate matches between any two players. Here is a sample of what that looks like based on two players who completed the sample set. If anyone has any suggestions about how to display these "matches", please let me know.
by Dominator
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

As a reminder, registration is now open for Qblitz Winter 1. You can register by logging in to your account and navigating to the registration page. (You'll only see the option to register if you're in a high school grade or lower.)
by Dominator
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

Hey everyone! If you've already played the sample set, please go rate the questions. You'll be able to see rating and conversion statistics there. You will need to log in for this feature though, so if you haven't created an account yet, now would be a good time.
by Dominator
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

troyharris wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Why does the sample just keep repeating question one over and over? Am I missing something? Also, agreed, the speed needs to be increased.
No, you're not missing something. Apparently that error was due to a bug in a recent update. It's working properly now.

Thanks for pointing that out!
by Dominator
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

It would be really nice to be able to increase the speed at which the question appears, but the platform itself seems great Thanks for the kind words! Do other people agree about speed? When I experimented with speeding the reading up, I felt that I could comfortable go a little faster, but not muc...
by Dominator
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

I definitely initially found it odd that I wasn't immediately given an answer but shrugged it off and assumed it would come at the end. Personally, I would enjoy it more if the answer was given right away but I don't think it is a critical issue. On another note, is it possible to have a message al...
by Dominator
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 37
Views: 8791

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

I kind of want to push back on the idea that a 50 dollar increase to 650 dollars is out of line. HSNCT charges $675 per team. NSC charges $695 per team. I realize that NASAT teams are more likely to be paying out of pocket, but that's not a given and that doesn't change the bottom line costs. To ad...
by Dominator
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

One quick comment after playing the sample: it'd be nice to get real-time feedback on whether you were right/wrong per tossup, rather than waiting until the end of the sample to know your score. Thanks for the feedback. I'm interested to see if other people agree, or whether they'd find it slowed d...
by Dominator
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Will school clubs be able to pay for this event? That's a great question, but one that's hard to give a definitive answer to. The issue is that schools tend to have very idiosyncratic rules about how they deal with money. Some are really easy and only need an invoice to cut a check, while others ne...
by Dominator
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

Thanks to the 100-ish people who went in and played the sample set ! Anyone playing the sample will see that we've implemented jonpin's advice Having played the sample questions, I might encourage you to create a keyboard control for buzzing and submitting answers, if that's feasible. and made the B...
by Dominator
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Perhaps it is because I'm on mobile and the site does not work very well, but how much does this cost?... Two points: (1) We are still working with our web design team to make the site more responsive for smaller devices. That said, I'm still not sure we'll get it just right for phone-sized devices...
by Dominator
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Re: Announcing Qblitz

Having played the sample questions, I might encourage you to create a keyboard control for buzzing and submitting answers, if that's feasible. That's a good suggestion. I'll add it to my list. FWIW, submitting answers via button is not strictly necessary. Once the time runs out, whatever's in the b...
by Dominator
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

vinteuil wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:49 pm
What question set will this tournament use?
Good question. We're writing the questions in-house.
by Dominator
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Announcing Qblitz
Replies: 16
Views: 4123

Announcing Qblitz

Hello quizbowl community! I'm excited to announce the advent of Qblitz! Qblitz is an online platform for playing quizbowl. It is asynchronous, allowing players to compete without the usual the constraints of time and space. To understand the system, it's probably easiest to play the sample . The sys...
by Dominator
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 3048

CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

Qblitz is excited to announce its first ever tournament, Qblitz Winter 1, to take place between Monday January 28 and Friday February 1 of 2019. The tournament will take place online on the Qblitz website. The Qblitz website uses an automated moderator to read questions to players, and then tracks ...
by Dominator
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBT was looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3600

Re: IQBT is looking for an experienced HS editor or 2

I don't really see how these differences make a big difference on the user end. I'm more interested in how this program improves that user experience - you say that it's an additional forum to get feedback, but I'm not sure why that's more helpful than just doing more for the PACE program. Really? ...
by Dominator
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 6838

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

This is a great question to ask, Jacob. But I wish it had been asked with names redacted so that the specific personalities involved wouldn't mask the larger, more important issues. Naveed (personal communication): "There's nothing worse than "hypothetical" threads that are clearly about a specific...
by Dominator
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 6838

Re: When do questions "belong" to a set?

This is a great question to ask, Jacob. But I wish it had been asked with names redacted so that the specific personalities involved wouldn't mask the larger, more important issues.
by Dominator
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 575
Views: 257334

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

If this is what we're doing, I've got 3 packets of IHO Sports I can read if anyone is interested. It's not a hard set, and it tries not to be too American-centric.
by Dominator
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Jasmine: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/07/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1826

Re: Jasmine: A SoCal NASAT Mirror (07/07/18)

So, there is a team's worth of free agents, including me, listed on the signup doc. Are those people planning on playing? Is it time to team up?