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by AKKOLADE
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Popular Culture National - Summer 2020 (tentative)
Replies: 2
Views: 1556

Re: Popular Culture National - Summer 2020 (tentative)

Thanks, Mike. I somehow couldn't find this thread the other day.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT

There’s a whole summer.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT

Since this is something I only announced in this thread, I'll also announce here that the Pop Culture National is not going to debut in 2019. I'll be looking at 2020.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19 (update)
Replies: 28
Views: 3552

Re: NAQT eligibility changes for 2018-19

I’d also like to put my name down as thinking this rule change is unnecessary and harmful to the game.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Expecting any system to have an absolute ranking on October 13th isn't realistic.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 1
Views: 967

2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

This is a preliminary announcement that the 2019 NASAT will be held on June 22 and 23, 2019. It will likely be held in Lexington, Kentucky again.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Scheduling a 25 team, 14 packet tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Scheduling a 25 team, 14 packet tournament

What's the best schedule for a tournament with a field of 25 teams and 14 packets, where preferably two rounds are saved for emergency and tiebreaker use?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 10, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: John Paxson was mocked by HS players in his prime
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

John Paxson was mocked by HS players in his prime

There was an amazing story from the latest episode of The Lowe Post (one of the best podcasts around). Ike Barinholtz talks about getting John Paxson to come to a fundraiser for his scholastic bowl team at the Latin School of Chicago. It does not go well for John Paxson. You can download it here. It...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form

I've been asked why I'm doing this form. Here are some reasons: 1) It promotes people giving feedback for sets, which is especially important with newer groups producing sets or those with fewer mirroring opportunities. Ideally, this feedback would help 2) People are more likely to give feedback if ...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 18
Views: 4347

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

I include MSNCT.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Will Happen
Replies: 0
Views: 620

HSQBRank 2018-19: Will Happen

I've been working on a non-quiz bowl project and am trying to finish that.

Since it's October 8th, doing pre-season rankings doesn't seem to make much sense.

You can expect rankings to begin around the start of November.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form

I have added PSACA, WHAQ, and the 2018 MSNCT set to this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Sacramento Fall High School Tournament (Oct 6)
Replies: 2
Views: 629

Re: Sacramento Fall High School Tournament (Oct 6)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: OASIS II (Chula Vista, CA)
Replies: 8
Views: 1475

Re: OASIS II (Chula Vista, CA)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2111

Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Virginia Tech Fall Kick-Off II (9/29/18) [IS-176A]
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

Re: Virginia Tech Fall Kick-Off II (9/29/18) [IS-176A]

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)
Replies: 14
Views: 2505

Re: Earlybird @ UIUC - 9/29/18 (Date change)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PPT II @ Canyon Crest Academy (9/29/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: PPT II @ Canyon Crest Academy (9/29/18)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 4382

Re: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Miami Valley School Fall Kickoff, 9/29/18 (IS-177 & MS-27)
Replies: 12
Views: 2155

Re: Miami Valley School Fall Kickoff, 9/29/18 (IS-177 & MS-27)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBT was looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

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

I don't see this as using additional community resources; there are people who are capable of providing the level of feedback this program would require that are not editors for this year's NSC. The people who would be recruited as editing trainees by the PACE program would not be who I'm looking fo...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form
Replies: 3
Views: 732

Re: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form

I've added a bunch of NAQT sets to this form - including the 2018 SSNCT, IS-176A, IS-177, and IS-178A.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: FAcT XIV @ Yale (09/22/2018; New Haven, CT)
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: FAcT XIV @ Yale (09/22/2018; New Haven, CT)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Itawamba Invitational IV, Sept 22, NAQT 176-A
Replies: 2
Views: 474

Re: Itawamba Invitational IV, Sept 22, NAQT 176-A

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Wolfpack Fall Tournament (Raleigh, 9/22/18)
Replies: 1
Views: 386

Re: Wolfpack Fall Tournament (Raleigh, 9/22/18)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Bay Area HS Novice Tournament @ St. Francis (Sept 22)
Replies: 2
Views: 946

Re: Bay Area HS Novice Tournament @ St. Francis (Sept 22)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 2608

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Plymouth Academic Quiz Tournament 2 (PAQT)
Replies: 13
Views: 2385

Re: Plymouth Academic Quiz Tournament 2 (PAQT)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament (NAQT IS-178A) - 9/22/18
Replies: 12
Views: 2331

Re: Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament (NAQT IS-178A) - 9/22/18

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 2136

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together.

As a reminder, please provide meaningful, constructive feedback on this form.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBT was looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

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

Here are ways in which it is different: 1) The scheduling for it is determined by the people interested in being advised . 2) The writer's questions will be uncommitted and can be used in any tournament that the advisor is not playing. 3) If the writer is deemed skilled enough to write for NASAT, I ...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBT was looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

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

I've been traveling this past week; I will try to respond to this tomorrow.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Thanks to everyone for the feedback. These shirts have already been ordered. This being the first time I've ordered with Custom Ink, I'm not sure what their policy is on changing designs. The "fifteen" design was too clever by half. I've requested that they change it to read "girl (*) power" to avoi...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT & Pop Culture National

Good questions. 2018 was the third year that NASAT allowed B teams; if I recall correctly, 2016's announcement came kind of late. The fields for the past three years have been 15, 25, and 29 teams. I was surprised by surpassing 2017's field size with the shortened window. I'm hopeful that we can hit...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 25141

Re: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!

The set for NASAT is now available here.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT

If you're interested in hosting either the 2019 NASAT, which will be held in June, and/or the Pop Culture National, which will be held in August, please contact me by emailing me at fred@iqbtnasat.com. Please include information on how much local staff you expect to be available, the location of air...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for 2019 IQBT NASAT writers/editors
Replies: 0
Views: 410

Looking for 2019 IQBT NASAT writers/editors

IQBT is looking for writers and editors for the 2019 NASAT. This is a tournament for high school teams made up of all-stars representing states. It is also used at multiple summer opens. The target question difficulty will be higher than that used at existing national championships such as the NSC a...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Girl power. I just liked the whale.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBT was looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

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

Coming out of the summer, I'd like to get this launched. If you're interested in contributing to this project, please contact me with the above information.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: IQBT is looking for experienced trash writers & editors
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Re: IQBT is looking for experienced trash writers & editors

Coming out of the summer, I'd like to start pushing this more. If you're interested in contributing to this set, please contact me with the above information.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Sep 06, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 1495

IQBTee Shirts

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments will begin selling t-shirts at the end of this month.

I'll be posting details on how to order them once that's set up.

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by AKKOLADE
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 5564

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates

Thanks to everyone that played NASAT at one of our mirror or at the main site. I've emailed the packets to Jeff Hill to upload; once they're up, I'll post in this thread.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: The 2018 Scottie
Replies: 1
Views: 1886

Re: The 2018 Scottie

You can find results here.

The 2018-19 High School Question Set Feedback form is set up now. You can get it here.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form
Replies: 3
Views: 732

2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form

You can find the form here.

As a reminder, please provide meaningful, constructive feedback on this form. Responses will be shared directly with those who produce sets.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: When do questions "belong" to a set?
Replies: 25
Views: 3857

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

Let's speak generally in terms of naming names and set production. When I'm putting together my writing and editing team for NASAT next year, I don't want to hire someone who might behave in conduct that would threaten the production of the NASAT set. If information about such issues with a certain ...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

Here's the feedback I received on sets from the 2017-18 year. I have redacted question specifics because I wanted to play it safe in terms of what's clear and what's not. I'd be happy to privately share question specific feedback with people who produced a set at their request, or do so publicly if ...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 2171

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

I will be publishing results in the near future.

If you want to respond to this form but you've yet to do so, I encourage you to take advantage of it soon.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Monetizing My Madness II: another PACE Fundraiser
Replies: 11
Views: 4604

Re: Monetizing My Madness II: another PACE Fundraiser

With the posting of the final set of rankings, we finish the year at 109 hours. I'll be contacting our donors

If you'd still like to donate to PACE, please visit http://www.pace-nsc.org/donate-to-pace/ for information on how to do that.

Thank you to everyone for supporting PACE this year!