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by AKKOLADE
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBT is looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

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 is looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

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: 1044

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 & Pop Culture National
Replies: 3
Views: 411

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: 23457

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 & Pop Culture National
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT & Pop Culture National

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: 196

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: 1044

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 is looking for an experienced HS editor or 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1174

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: 980

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: 1044

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: 5176

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: 1717

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: 0
Views: 157

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: 3221

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: 1859

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: 1859

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: 4235

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!
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 34598

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

The final set of rankings for the 2017-18 season have been posted at https://www.patreon.com/posts/19867970
by AKKOLADE
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 34598

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

I've started my work on adjustments. I'll be keeping this post updated as I finish them up. Keep in mind that SSNCT, SCT and ICT are all being played this coming weekend, so I'll calculate adjustments for them, assuming we get stats rather quickly. ACF Fall 2.04 A-sets -3.18 BHSAT 2.5 Blair Bowl 2....
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 5405

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

You can’t do mailings about rankings without developing the rankings. Replace rankings with All-World or these awards. I, again, have nothing but admiration for your willingness to do the work it takes to compute the numerical rankings, which are reasonably objective and thus excellent tools for ou...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 5405

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Maybe people in an activity shouldn't be garbage to others in that activity who are volunteering to do what amounts to unpaid outreach work. Outreach? Yeah, outreach, like the hundreds of letters that were mailed out to politicians for teams on the mid season rankings, garnering those teams officia...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 5405

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Maybe people in an activity shouldn't be garbage to others in that activity who are volunteering to do what amounts to unpaid outreach work. Outreach? Yeah, outreach, like the hundreds of letters that were mailed out to politicians for teams on the mid season rankings, garnering those teams officia...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 5405

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Maybe people in an activity shouldn't be garbage to others in that activity who are volunteering to do what amounts to unpaid outreach work.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: I want to pay these people money
Replies: 0
Views: 665

I want to pay these people money

Rohith Nagari
Jason Golfinos
Jack Mehr
Jasper Lee

Please help me pay you money for NASAT questions by emailing me at fred@iqbtnasat.com
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror @ McMaster (June 23, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: NASAT Mirror @ McMaster (June 23, 2018)

I hope everyone enjoyed the NASAT set!

A discussion forum has been created for this set. You can request access through the User Control Panel; it's listed as "2018 NASAT Discussion" under the list of memberships.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: HS Player Poll Results
Replies: 21
Views: 4416

Re: HS Player Poll Results

If only there was a way to rank teams nationally.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror @ McMaster (June 23, 2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: NASAT Mirror @ McMaster (June 23, 2018)

Someone from McMaster needs to respond to an email from me on the team account.
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 5176

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

We now have a mirror on 8/12 at Penn!
by AKKOLADE
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!

Various corrections have been posted to the combined stats.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror: Date Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 724

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:Would you be open to me just playing packets 11-20 on one of the Sundays? I plan on playing at the Valencia site but I'll probably only hear the first 10 again this year there.
That's totally fine.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror: Date Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 724

NASAT Online Mirror: Date Poll

Please vote on this poll as to when you'd be available to play NASAT in an online mirror. My current plans are for 10 rounds per day of the event. If there's sufficient interest and a TD for both weekends, we could do 10 rounds on each weekend's Saturday & 10 on each Sunday. The cost would be $10 pe...
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

Re: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

I’ve toyed with the idea of having an informal “cooling off” period for inputting feedback, maybe requesting you wait 2-7 days before you put anything in. I don’t see a good way I can make this mandatory with a low effort Google Form.
by AKKOLADE
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form
Replies: 9
Views: 1859

2017-18 High School Tournament Set Feedback Form

I've put together a feedback form for the various regular season high school sets this past year. You can find it here. If I missed a set, please let me know. If this is a success, I'll re-introduce this for the 2018-19 season. If I do so, feel free to make suggestions of other questions to ask, tho...
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Possible Rutgers Open NASAT Mirror
Replies: 4
Views: 1005

Re: Possible Rutgers Open NASAT Mirror

Don’t forget to email me about doing this.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!

A discussion forum has now been created. You can request access through the User Control Panel; it's listed as "2018 NASAT Discussion" under the list of memberships.
by AKKOLADE
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: TD for Online NASAT Mirror Needed - 7/14 or 7/28
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Re: TD for Online NASAT Mirror Needed - 7/14 or 7/28

I'm still looking for someone to take this role. Please email me if you're interested.
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Final standings for the top 12: 1. Illinois A 2. Virginia A 3. Ohio A 4. California A 5. Pennsylvania Blue 6. Missouri A 7. Tennessee Slate Grey 8. Maryland Gold 8. Maryland Black 10. New York A 10. Virginia B 12. Pennsylvania Gold All the stats should be at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Stats will be updated soon, but probably not tonight. Thank you to everyone that attended this year's NASAT. I hope everyone enjoyed it. Please do not discuss question content in public forums. Also, do not discuss question content with people attending mirrors of the tournament. I requested a priva...
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Congratulations to the 2018 NASAT champions, Illinois A!
by AKKOLADE
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Virginia A has defeated Tennessee Slate Grey in today's tiebreaker, 300-290 with a sudden death tossup.

The updated schedule is attached.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Here are the seeds updated for Sunday. There will be one tiebreaker for the super-playoff rounds. It will be between Tennessee Slate Grey and Virginia A. This game will be played at 9 a.m. in room 203. All other super-playoff teams will start play at 9:30 a.m, starting with round 15. The games those...
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

I hope everyone enjoyed today! Please remember to arrive in the morning by 9 am. Seeds for the super playoffs will be posted by me later and emailed out as well. I see at least one double entered game in the third division involving a Kentucky team; I will correct that as well.
by AKKOLADE
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NASAT - Congratulations Illinois A!
Replies: 57
Views: 23457

Re: 2018 NASAT - 6/16-6/17 at the University of Kentucky

Congratulations to the NASAT All-Stars! 1. Clark Smith, Dublin Scioto, 12 - 66.67 PPG 2. Jack Lewis, Battle Ground, 12 - 66.67 PPG 3. Alex Schmidt, Lehigh Valley, 12 - 65.00 PPG 4. Vishwa Shanmugam, Downingtown STEM, 12 - 60.00 PPG 5. Eshaan Vakil, Ed W. Clark, 10 - 56.43 PPG 6. Fred Zhang, Thomas J...