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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 82
Views: 6310

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

You're right, sorry we didn't do our due diligence by consulting with a panel of white guys who are extremely into Asian culture. I thought the point of quizbowl was to reward you for being interested in learning about lots of cultures, and that the entire point of this tournament was to try to rep...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 82
Views: 6310

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

A few important answerline related notes that I wanted to mention: 1) Please include Cantonese answers in tossups on Chinese mythology . I used moderator discretion at this tournament to accept a Cantonese variant of "Nezha" pronounced with an "L," as a lot of younger speakers of Cantonese merge N ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 82
Views: 6310

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

A few important answerline related notes that I wanted to mention: 1) Please include Cantonese answers in tossups on Chinese mythology . I used moderator discretion at this tournament to accept a Cantonese variant of "Nezha" pronounced with an "L," as a lot of younger speakers of Cantonese merge N ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 82
Views: 6310

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

I think Alex's effort here provides a critical question of what to do with these esoteric categories of music, science, and social science - categories that are relatively inaccessible to the generalist compared to literature, history, and visual art. The ability of someone who's taken a survey of ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I think some decrease in physics and a corresponding increase in math would be a good idea in the "standard distribution" for that housewrites & companies use for the high school level. (The problem is only more pronounced in middle school.) As a middle school (and elementary!) writer, I've definit...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 82
Views: 6310

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

I'd like to apologize for letting a little too much of the chemistry be "shit I like", I tried to balance this out with some (hopefully) "fresher" tus on basic answerlines. Additionally it was pretty sloppy of me to not realize that I had a pretty hose-y leadin on the alkenes tu for carbenes, and my...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 22
Views: 1465

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

pragmatically it's because nobody has announced a set having 1/1 math before and/or done it well enough to indicate we should continue to?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1271

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Seems like there's a big group for a July mirror, but I'm assuming if I asked people to settle on one weekend those votes would be split. I'm currently leaning towards August 17th-18th to have a buffer after CO. This has the benefit of giving writers more time to polish their sets and not accidenta...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 47
Views: 6533

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

Stats will be periodically uploaded here

Due to SQBS limitations I do not have a way to individually record who got final boss tus

Full stats
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Old time bonus formats
Replies: 19
Views: 1544

Re: Old time bonus formats

The trash tournament Ann B. Davis had the feature where once a game a player could answer a bonus all by themselves and if they got all three parts they earned 60 points, but if they got any part wrong they earned 0 points. I don't think I'm the only specialist who dreamed of one day seeing that in...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 20
Views: 3801

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

you appear to have mistakenly placed a mandatory "other history/other academic" question in the other science distribution : I would recommend amending this
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Re: RMBAT Tournament (1/26/19)
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

Re: RMBAT Tournament (1/26/19)

Hey did like anyone ever like, proofread this set
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Famous People who played Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 13385

Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

Since I was coach at the time, I can supply the following: Current (2020) presidential candidate Peter Buttigieg competed for two years on the Quiz Bowl team for St. Joseph's, IN (the school's name at the time). During his junior year, he was third on the team in scoring and played at the National ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27960

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

In a similar vein to Aaron Rosenberg's request from last year for people to not write tossups on scientists, I respectfully ask that anyone writing chemistry please not submit tossups on elements. Functional groups also frowned upon.
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Berus-Lie Intramural Sectionals
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Berus-Lie Intramural Sectionals

I don't understand what Berus-Lie is, is this post just some sort of in-joke?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3004

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Are you seriously telling me Socal doesn't contain people who can switch between tabs, click on words and paste things?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 1830

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

obviously your physical location makes things difficult but how many of these players have you actually seen play
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Common Links Across Scientific Disciplines
Replies: 3
Views: 1253

Re: Common Links Across Scientific Disciplines

I'm not a tremendous fan of these kinds of tossups when they try to link a common word since often there are other names used for a term of art which can often lead to questions being confusing if you're only familiar with the alternative terms. An example of this was the 2017 CO tu on "Scanning" wh...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: How to Buzz Faster

just learn more things that other people so you are buzzing beforehand or ready to buzz beforehand instead of whatever cheap priming tricks someone is going to suggest
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3004

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

15. A man gives a thumbs up while inclining his head towards the viewer in this artist’s painting The Lunch, whose composition is similar to his Farmers’ Lunch. For 10 points each: [10] Name this Spanish artist of Las Meninas. ANSWER: Diego (Rodríguez de Silva y) Velázquez [10] The aforementioned g...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 5805

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 pm
You put the tournament on the weekend of my birthday again.
I think you're mixing it up with Richard Yu's birthday
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 7094

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

QB etiquette question: With these team formation spreadsheets... should you ask prospective team members first if you can join them, or do you simply assign yourself to open spots? I assumed the former but Alex thinks it's OK to assign yourself. What's the general rule? Also... what time of time of...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 3773

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area OK. 1. Me, the most important part of this list and also the protagonist of reality 2-25. The first 24 people in your dumb list lol Govind, Asil, and Arjun should also be in there somewhere but I d...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24391

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

hey so i went to a school that was hypothetically in the middle of the state of illinois, which happened to be maybe... less than 5 hours from OSu and like a 7.5 hour drive to umn I sure as hell would want to go to the osu mirror and would be pretty peeved if for some reason the editors of the set r...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3209

Re: Sun God @ UIUC (11/10/18)

stats should be available here
If you have any issues with the stats don't bother me about them I just ripped them from scoresheets
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 129262

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

Asking for a teammate, would Campbell’s textbook be a bit much for a 7th grader to take in? He has a decent understanding of physics and chem, it’s just his bio that’s weak.If it makes a difference, he already has it at his house (sibling) if he's a bright enough kid it should be fine. Understandin...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 11387

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

The tossup on "antibodies" was extremely cliffy -- all the clues before "Y-shaped" were very hard. I looked this tossup up and it seems fine. I suspect that rather than this tossup being "very hard" that it actually contained words you do not know. In fact, the clues chosen are quite good (I will c...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3291

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

yeah sorry that's on me. I wanted to write a tu on carbon-carbon bond forming reactions as they are extremely important and core to organic chemistry education but couldn't think of a great way to word it and just figured if people knew the clue they'd get over the hump of the weird nounage. Having ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 3936

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Cheynem wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:45 pm
How would non-qbers know what a power mark is?
a quick urbandictionary search informs me it's an informal way to display an anus in chat
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 10475

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Uh, are there really no members of either of the teams that won the NSC or HSNCT this year in the player of the year noms?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Podcasts for Learning Quiz Bowl
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Re: Podcasts for Learning Quiz Bowl

a lot of good options were suggested in this thread
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 47
Views: 13843

Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

1.82 wrote:
kiwikoalabear wrote: > November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, NAQT (Novice Academic Quiz Tournament)
Please don't call your tournament this.
seconded: please don't intentionally mislead novices...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 40546

Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 40546

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 40546

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

I for one welcome more tournaments moving closer to my home
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: High School Player Poll
Replies: 42
Views: 12608

Re: High School Player Poll

To proselytize for someone I've never personally met, I keep hearing the stat quoted that Clark Smith (of Dublin Scioto) had 20 ppg at ACF Nats--on a team with Chris Ray. That's some astounding deep knowledge. I didn't intend on posting in this thread because HS individual player polls don't make f...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri May 11, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 19699

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I'd be down for a british main event
much less inclined for the canadian event
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 10, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Staying Motivated over the Summer
Replies: 3
Views: 2191

Re: Staying Motivated over the Summer

In general it helps to set up some sort of concrete goals you'd like to reach, perhaps make a list of what you want to go over and make sure you've reached certain parts of it by different segments of the summer
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu May 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 8994

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

why would someone a year and a half out of school be at his peak
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed May 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS III
Replies: 18
Views: 7855

Re: FONS III

will there be more stuff like this next year?
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by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 31092

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I really liked the bio answerlines in this set! Basically my only complaint is the Haldane tossup, which was solidly science history (and included several non-bio history clues at that). I personally feel that books written for laypeople should NOT appear in science questions, and especially not *m...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 6447

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game. It's also worth noting that their top of second bracket finis...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 6447

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game. It's also worth noting that their top of second bracket finis...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 33938

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

Chicago A has won the tournament outright. The second place game will be played in 10-250 at approximately 2:45 PM. Not sure if this has started, but if it were livestreamed in lieu of a final I for one would very much appreciate it. I'm glad you asked Kevin Wang has one going which will hopefully ...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)
Replies: 64
Views: 33938

Re: Announcement: 2018 ACF Nationals (April 21-22 at MIT)

gyre and gimble wrote:
Galstaff, Sorceror of Light wrote:Chicago A has won the tournament outright. The second place game will be played in 10-250 at approximately 2:45 PM.
Not sure if this has started, but if it were livestreamed in lieu of a final I for one would very much appreciate it.
I'm glad you asked
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 14115

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

Cherrybell Miramonte wrote:I’m headed to the University of Arizona for an MS in medical physics. I may try and see if I can revive the team there, and I’d be happy to staff whatever high school stuff exists there, time permitting.
will you have the time for that kind of NATION BUILDING?
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 27
Views: 10423

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, Janaury 2019)

This distribution is standard except for the .75/.75 chemistry because we felt that much of collegiate chemistry has significant overlap with physics and biology, so there will be some cross disciplinary questions there. We also felt that there are some under explored topics in the Other Science su...
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Best Two-Way Players
Replies: 12
Views: 3976

Re: The Best Two-Way Players

who's the best defensive quizbowler
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 40936

Re: Illinois '17-'18

AGoodMan wrote:Out of sheer curiosity, would stats from this year's sectionals and state be posted anywhere?
beyond the ihsa scorezone?