Search found 5771 matches

by AKKOLADE
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

All right, I'm going to have to focus on getting work done rather than nostalgia. If there's interest, I could do another history thread after nationals.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

cchiego wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Fred offering to give me a dollar (I think? maybe two dollars?) for not resigning from PACE at dinner.
I probably spiced it up to two dollars.
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

And as far as dictating the removal of trash from quiz bowl: was anyone going to listen to PACE at that point in time?
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

Was PACE the first high school quiz bowl organization (whether good or bad) to effect the complete removal of trash from its distribution? What did discussions to that end look like? Did those discussions impact HSAPQ’s own decision not to put trash in its own contemporary inaugural NASAT? Why was ...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 25217

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

you've scraped my heart, jonah
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Tournament Database Search by Team
Replies: 38
Views: 25217

Re: Tournament Database Search by Team

Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Unfortunately I have been informed that this site violates the terms of use of naqt.com, and so therefore it will no longer be including NAQT results for the time being. I would encourage you to use NAQT's player/team search in conjunction with my site.
Thanks for making my life harder, NAQT!
by AKKOLADE
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

Why are the NSC scoring rules the way they are? Are they likely to change in the near future? Why are PACE, ACF, IQBT separate from each other? It seems a lot of them share staffers, leaders, and writers. Would quizbowl be stronger with one unified non-NAQT umbrella organization? I'll answer the on...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 1
Views: 214

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

A list of mirrors will be posted here.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 1
Views: 214

NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

This is a public request for mirrors, and a list of information of arranged mirrors, of this year's National All-Star Academic Tournament. The full announcement for the main site is up here . I would prefer that mirrors be held the weekend of June 30 & July 1, though holding them later is plausible....
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

I've been a PACE member since 2007 or so; it's been long enough I forget the exact date off hand and I'm going to go to sleep soon. I was the president of PACE for 2009-10, the first year we had a set of bylaws and elections for the presidency. Before that, E. Thomas Chuck was the president every ye...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

In 2013, we discovered that Andy Watkins is human scum who cheated 3 ICTs worth of people out of a fair contest , including his own teammates. Worse than any other cheater before or after him (Baselius, Cam, Amit Bilgi, Steven Hines, Lane Silberstein, Josh Alman, Scott Putzig, and Joe Brosch), Andy...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!
Replies: 16
Views: 1411

Re: Happy 6th Watkinsgate Anniversary!

I was 13 when this happened. I don't know why continuing to commemorate Watkins is necessary, especially in this weirdly celebratory tone. Cheating is bad, but I'm sure people are aware of this and that doesn't strike me as a terribly valid excuse to post. If this is just a Guy Remembering exercise...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3575

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

Can we get this thread split into the original purpose and this new subject of how tightly to theme a question?
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 5th of March Incident
Replies: 6
Views: 1318

Re: 5th of March Incident

Looking back in my emails, this must have been a bad weather day in Lexington. One thing that's often overlooked in all of this was the emergency establishment of a new NSC Tournament Director. There was also the whole question of if Matt was okay, which I think extended for a couple of days past th...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3575

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I've went through round one and added more data - first & second sentence buzz #s and word counts, plus percentages for both. I wanted to make sure people thought this info was actually going to be useful before I kept working on this. Or does it mean there were 3 buzzes by the end of the second se...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3575

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I've went through round one and added more data - first & second sentence buzz #s and word counts, plus percentages for both. I wanted to make sure people thought this info was actually going to be useful before I kept working on this.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3575

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

May be if people knew more they would buzz on more first lines got eeeeeeem In my experience, many (in fact, likely the majority) of buzzes that are "on the first sentence" or "on the first clue" have a buzzpoint somewhere in the second sentence or later, because of parsing time/cautiousness/etc. I...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 3575

What is the purpose of a first line?

I was looking at the buzz point data for this year's ACF Regionals and noticed something about the first lines of the tossups. Specifically, that they got very, very few buzzes (whether conversions or negs) on their first sentences. https://i.imgur.com/h8nZbO7.png (It is of course important to state...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 5157

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

As I'm writing this, 67 teams have started the registration process for this year's NSC. I would encourage teams to start the process if they're interested and remember a deposit is required to reserve your spot in the field.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Carper Award winners: congratulations, Rob Carson and Kelly McKenzie!
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: 2019 Carper Award winners: congratulations, Rob Carson and Kelly McKenzie!

Rob is wildly deserving and I'm glad he's being recognized with this award. Few people have had such a positive impact on quiz bowl. Kelly was also before my time, but it's nice that the University of Kentucky has a history (even if it's one that's disconnected from the current team). Kelly is (was?...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: New England Date Claims '18-'19
Replies: 35
Views: 8824

Re: New England Date Claims '18-'19

I just wanted to remind teams in the northeast that NASAT is the weekend of June 22nd and we'd love to have you all competing!
by AKKOLADE
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: College/Vendors Fair at 2019 PACE NSC
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: College/Vendors Fair at 2019 PACE NSC

This post reserved for a list of participants.

Colleges/universities: TBA

Vendors:
Bounceback Foundation
by AKKOLADE
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: College/Vendors Fair at 2019 PACE NSC
Replies: 1
Views: 802

College/Vendors Fair at 2019 PACE NSC

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2019 National Scholastic Championship will be hosting a college and vendors fair on June 7, 2019 from 7 to 9 p.m. This is the Friday night before the NSC, and the event will take place during the primary team arrival...
by AKKOLADE
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 35
Views: 7473

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

I'll be tracking the field in this post. Last updated: 3/1

The following teams have all declared their interest in attending.

California
Iowa
Kentucky (multiple teams)
Maryland (multiple teams)
Michigan
Nevada
New York
Ohio (2 teams)
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
by AKKOLADE
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2019 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

2019 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

PACE is proud to announce the Third Annual Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, a one-time $2000 college scholarship for current high school seniors. About Morgan Costa-Rhodes During her short time at Parkersburg High School, Morgan Costa-Rhodes achieved success in every area in which she was i...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

The midseason rankings - a full 200 teams - are up on Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/posts/midseason-top-1-24174216. You can get early access to this set of rankings, and every other, for just $5/month.

The rankings will be publicly posted on hsqbrank.com at noon on Friday.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 7
Views: 5157

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not qualified through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator, Ian Drayer, at wildcard@pace-nsc.org with the following: team name, contact information, and a summary of the team’s accomplishments throughout the...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Monstruos de Bolsillo wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:02 am
AKKOLADE wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 am
I have one EFT stat line, so that tournament will likely not have an adjustment.
Quaker Fall Open IV used EFT for the Nationals Division.
I had that down correctly, I just forgot.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

I've added all of those and have tried to find all the other Sun God/Penn Bowl/ACF Fall high school teams. I have one EFT stat line, so that tournament will likely not have an adjustment.
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Here are all of the tournaments that I have stats for. If you have high school teams at college tournament stats, please let me know about those. Acton-Boxborough Winter Aggie Academic Challenge AQA November AQA October AQA Season Introductory Arcadia Carnel Embrace Beavercreek Fall Bellarmine ACF F...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament 10/13
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament 10/13

CGismondiCC wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:16 pm
AKKOLADE wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Are there stats for this?
https://stats.neg5.org/t/SyARCFicX/msu- ... -standings
Thank you!
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Fall @ UCSD [10/20/18]
Replies: 6
Views: 2038

Re: Triton Fall @ UCSD [10/20/18]

Are there stats for this tournament?
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament 10/13
Replies: 6
Views: 2126

Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament 10/13

Are there stats for this?
by AKKOLADE
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 15
Views: 6321

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

Stats have begun to be collected. Thank you for your patience.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3640

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Bollywood is an interesting case because it's a huge industry but is very underdiscussed in Western film criticism and therefore underrepresented in canons like TSPDT. (Ignoring Ray and Ghatak, who worked outside of the popular Bollywood tradition, there are only four Bollywood films on the current...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3640

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

Ray does have 5 of the 11 Indian films listed on TSPDT. For the other directors:

Guru Dutt - 1 results (Scattegories '13; Pyaasa was mentioned without Dutt's name at the 2018 NSC)
Ritwik Ghatak - 0 results
Mehboob Khan - 0 results (Mother India was clued in Scattegories 2)
Ramesh Sippy - 0 results
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3640

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

If quiz bowl is willing to ask about obscure Hungarian movies like Satantango and others, why is Bollywood so unpopular? I understand there is a general stigma towards Bollywood movies, but not all of them are bad! They do merit exposure! After all, Bollywood is even bigger than Hollywood! Satantan...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 35
Views: 7473

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

First off, it’s just veritably false that UIUC would have a smaller local staffing pool than Lexington. The population of quizbowlers around Champaign during the summer is so much higher than Lexington that I just don’t understand how the conclusion that UIUC would have less local staff could be ma...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 35
Views: 7473

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

The other bid was from Champaign, Illinois. It was a good bid, but it included less local staff and equivalent travel costs for teams. I also spoke with a few people from Illinois, who told me it would be easier to travel to Lexington than Champaign. I literally cannot believe these sentences. My o...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 35
Views: 7473

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

Some information of the bidding process: IQBT is a small company that has existed for less than a year and has run one event. It's being run entirely out of the pockets of myself & Nicole. We are in a situation where we need to be financially conservative, especially early on at this point in the pr...
by AKKOLADE
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 35
Views: 7473

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

International Quiz Bowl Tournaments (IQBT) is pleased to announce the 2019 National All-Star Academic Tournament (NASAT). This will be the tenth NASAT. NASAT will be hosted on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23 at the University of Kentucky. The tournament will convene at 8:00 AM on Saturday, Jun...
by AKKOLADE
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: Is Festivus happening?

I likely will be unavailable for most of Festivus itself, but if there's any logistical work I can do to help out ahead of time, please let me know.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 5424

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

A belated reply to the above: we're aware of the relative difficulties of traveling into Lexington, Kentucky, but that is where IQBT is base. A lot of our connections for local staff and room reservations are dependent on hosting in Lexington. Additionally, one of the co-owners would also be unable...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 5424

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

A belated reply to the above: we're aware of the relative difficulties of traveling into Lexington, Kentucky, but that is where IQBT is base. A lot of our connections for local staff and room reservations are dependent on hosting in Lexington. Additionally, one of the co-owners would also be unable ...