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by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

Re: EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)

Tournament will be in Southam Hall 3rd and 4th floors (SA on the map), control room TBD. Recommended parking is P1, and this is located at the bottom left of the map. Please be ready to play for 9 AM!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018

Tournament will be in Southam Hall 3rd and 4th floors (SA on the map), control room TBD. Recommended parking is P1, and this is located at the bottom left of the map. Please be ready to play for 9 AM!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 372

CO Trash Mirror, Carleton University, October 14, 2018

Rooms TBD, start time is 9.

Fees 100/team with -20 per missing player

Staffers get $20

Field:

Meghan/Rein/Ryan/Jenny
Aayush/Nick
Some combo of Breslie/Xdam
Brendan/Rodrigo
McMaster free agents
Toronto/McGill free agents

Free Agents:
Gareth A.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)
Replies: 22
Views: 4301

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

My laptop sound is dead, rather than trying all day to fix it I'm just gonna call it quits so if someone else wants to play get in touch with the other members of my team. I already paid Will so don't worry about it.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm
McGill is:

Akhil Garg, Daniel Lovsted, Joe Su, Derek So
:roll:
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Thank you all for coming.

The team based event stats are on the database, while the individual event stats will be posted here. Aayush has the stats for RAPTURE and Brendan has the stats for Human Use.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Entirely Real Landscape scores

cam paul jay erik adam pat
255 70 335 85 50 70
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

People who haven't signed up should do so. The control room is Tory 236. We will run over Saturday Lunch, Entirely Real Landscapes , as a shootout for $10 a person, and you will also have to chip into the pizza order in order to conserve time. WORLDSTAR will be 4 (double round robin + finals) or 6 t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]
Replies: 14
Views: 4074

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]

Is this set still available for mirrors?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: AVERY
Replies: 5
Views: 1093

Re: AVERY

FORTY POINT SNAPSTART TO ROUND ONE
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 11695

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Can I see the conversion and text of the questions on Robert Schumann and coins (math/cs) I know this would be unprotestable, but Sibelius is imo better known for his only VC being in D-minor For the coins tossup, I am interested to see what acceptable other answers would be, since the problems in t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1256

EFT @ Carleton University (October 13th, 2018)

Hello Canada! I am pleased to announce a mirror of Early Fall Tournament on October 13th, 2018 at Carleton University. More information on the set can be found here . This tournament will take place in a yet unknown building because of Carleton's nerve-wracking last minute booking system. The tourn...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 24
Views: 7415

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

McGill is:

Akhil Garg, Daniel Lovsted, Joe Su, Derek So

Toronto is:

Paul Kasinski, Chris Sims, Zhenglin Liu, and Rein
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5042

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

CO Trash and IL 4 went Extremely Long and Incredibly Late (much like pre-Classical music in the lower room [thinking emoji]) but this set was an absolute blast to play. The set had something for everyone, and we had such an incredibly fun, energetic crowd; that is, we made hilarious faces and curse...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Carleton Side Event Weekend (Aug. 25/26)

Hello Canadians and other friends, Carleton University (Ottawa, ON) will host a weekend of Quizbowl on August 25/26. SCHEDULE Saturday, August 25 AM: WORLDSTAR (teams, tentatively Doubles) SHOW UP AT 9AM PM: John Daly Memorial Trash (teams, tentatively up to 4) SHOW UP AT 2PM Sunday, August 26 AM: T...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Imaginary Landscape
Replies: 5
Views: 2685

Re: Guerilla Imaginary Landscape

A guide was prepared in 2015 when preparing audio clips for the International History Olympiad which may help people who want to contribute to this. Of course, follow the specs in the OP if they differ from this guide. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-bzYct0euv3-MOdO0jKA56MnDuLXZ1eFvdYWbiNxe1w/e...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 88
Views: 24095

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Is there a sign-up for Imaginary Landscape 4? Has a format been confirmed?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34148

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

The Ontario Quizbowl Association will not be involved in hosting NAQT-written sets in the future unless Matt Bruce is released from NAQT and appropriate further measures are taken.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 30, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34148

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

2. Was anyone at NAQT aware of the accusations against Matt or the disturbing content on his blog? If so, do they have any explanation? I'm not asking for anyone to face mob flagellation but some acknowledgement that people besides Matt could have done better as well would be nice. I can confirm th...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue May 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

My staffing ballot is:

1) Joe
2) Aaron
3) RICO
4) Dennis
5) Meghan
6) Peter
7) Christine
8) Brian
9) Brendan
10) Paul

Honorable mention: Adam
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 1) Derek So, (Sir Winston Churchill BC, provincial champion 2008, 2009) 2) Rein Otsason (UTS, provincial and national champion 2012) 3) Daniel Lovsted (UTS, provincial champion 2012, national champion 2012, 2013) 4) Ian Dewan (Earl of March, came 5-2 at provincials once) 5) Aayush...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 02, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6207

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

Don't let Jock Goo's ONE PPG performance at SCT and MINUS ONE PPG performance at ICT detract you from looking at McGill B's successes at Regionals and EFT.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4617

Re: Postseason poll

Jay from Toronto is only eligible for NAQT, and being a NAQT specialist really helped them at ICT. Patrick's disappearance also hurt their performances at both tournaments. I suggest voters do not consider Patrick in their polls, since he did not play a single tournament with them this season.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

Re: Players Choice Awards

Both WUSTL and McGill played the role of Liberty at ICT.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 4617

Re: Postseason poll

cornfused wrote: I'd advise voters to look at both ICT and ACF.
Shooting yourself in the foot, eh
vinteuil wrote:Agree with Jakob. Also voters should keep in mind how WUSTL got shafted by their ACF prelims bracket.
MSU got shafted at ACF too.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 46
Views: 12573

Re: Players Choice Awards

Akhil Garg's ACF Fall ppg: 29.09
Akhil Garg's ACF Regionals ppg: 11.50
Akhil Garg's ACF Nationals ppg: 20.00

:thinking emoji:
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 4751

Re: The end of the match

jonpin wrote:
Cherrybell Miramonte wrote:Considering the far more substantive concerns with the game that were laid out in this thread, this seems very much not a hill worth dying on.
Who else expected that link to go to the haircut thread?
I was expecting the Jordan Palmer retirement post TBH
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 3642

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

May I ask how seeding was done for brackets? Our bracket seemed disproportionately hard, with four teams between 14.3 and 14.4 PPB in prelims. Is ICT taken into account? It doesn't make sense for MSU and Florida to have been underseeded at both of these tournaments (especially since Florida gained ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Open: Organization
Replies: 27
Views: 6839

Re: Side Event Open: Organization

For Canadian hybrid, we're trying to figure out what more work we need to do before it gets played this summer. We will definitely offer a trash-only subset of the packets for sites without the time for a full tournament. Do people want an un-Americanized set (i.e. the original set as is with edits ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3163

Re: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)

I'll be working New York at this time and would love to play this event and maybe run FTP 3 on the second day, Let me know if you'd like to play with me or if you could give some advice on getting to Toronto from NYC. VIA Rail/Amtrak does a joint day-train (8am-8pm) either direction from Toronto to...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 88
Views: 24095

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Is the slate of side events confirmed yet?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018)
Replies: 21
Views: 6122

Re: Stevenson Memorial Tournament (SMT) @ Harvard (3/31/2018

Uploading stats to the database after a tournament in a timely manner should be what is expected of hosts.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 11678

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

That said, (disclaimer: speaking as a Canadian who doesn't have deep knowledge of the circuit) there do clubs that seem to be able to continue having high recruitment rates and retain deep, strong clubs. Maybe it is worth looking at what the difference between how a Chicago or UC Berkeley manages i...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 5975

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

A central committee could also be useful as a source not just for matching writers and editors but also more involved collegiate writer/editor training. The committee could work with other companies to help produce questions for NSC or NASAT if these novice collegiate writers would rather be playing...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 2742

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

The overriding scheduling principle besides not booking things in the same week is to avoid having tournaments in back-to-back weeks, within any one region. I hope Regionals and SCT never fall on consecutive weekends again. I wish even non-flexible tournaments like ACF and NAQT could allow for tour...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 11678

Re: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl to

In Canada the biggest problem is lack of continuity in an institution once the most involved members graduate. We’ve lost a lot of clubs over the years and are on the verge of losing a few as well.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 5975

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

I agree more or less with the pro-committee side of this debate but I don’t get why ACF can’t rebrand and do all of this and be the main collegiate quizbowl umbrella organization.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 3769

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

The bonus part on "thermogenin" should also accept UCP1.

The bonus part asking for the probability that a random walk returns to the origin, is "approaching 1" acceptable? And if not, is there an ELI5 reason why it's exactly 1? I can't seem to find a good explanation that I understand.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 941

Re: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I like the idea music+opera/other audio division, but it seemed that in practice it didn't make much of a difference, since ballet and world vs. opera ended up being switched in the distro and there wasn't actually an increase in jazz.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 6630

Re: Best Film Player

Derek So had an excellent showing at CO Visual Arts last summer.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 12566

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

Probably a controversial suggestion - stop calling trash "trash" and refer to it as pop culture or whatever.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 5851

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

I generally agree with Naveed, Mike and Billy, and as a player who only really started to play lots of quizbowl seriously in University, thought that "regular difficulty" was just how quizbowl is like. That being said, this Regionals set could have been easier in ways already mentioned above in term...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

I was exaggerating when I said ppb meant everything (not looking at you Fred), but it definitely should be the starting point for future improvements of the system. I did a quick excel calculation with 2017 and these teams that had identical enough rosters between SCT and ICT: Stanford, Berkeley A, ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 10
Views: 2465

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

What about looking at SCT ppb only? I've strongly suspected this for years now while looking at recently underranked teams like Chicago B.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT field expansion discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1890

Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Is it still 20 automatic D-value qualifiers?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 7556

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Buzzpoints by team, split by player EDIT: The area under a player's curve is equal to the number of tossups answered correctly. Y axis is thus in arbitrary units of points*probability. Someone should design an interactive website with custom results and graphs but that I unfortunately don't have th...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 7556

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Something on my to do list is to look at reaction time. In the aforementioned tossup on Islam where a third of the buzzes occurred after a particular clue, those buzzes were all within three words past the offending clue. Note that the offending clue ended a sentence. Personally I tend to reaction b...