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by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 82
Views: 6232

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

Also, what was the third math question you talked about? I don't remember a third math question in the rounds that most teams heard. Sorry, I miscounted since I didn't know the tournament format exactly. Just to be clear, the math tossups are DAGs, the one in the tiebreaker team packet, Collatz, Pi...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Where does the estimate of 30-45 minute increase if you played off all rr-playoff tiebreakers come from? I don’t think you’d save much time if, for example, at ICT only the top bracket ties were played off. Unlike ICT, ACF Nationals games are fairly variable in timing due to not being on the clock....
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Logistics/format
Replies: 29
Views: 1492

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

Also, I think rounds ended at around 8/8:30PM on Saturday, while the e-mailed schedule allocated time until 10PM for games. Ending early was nice, but this leads me to believe that there was time to play off tiebreakers. (Please correct me if I got any of the times wrong, as that would definitely c...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

Benin Rebirth Party wrote:
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:21 am
On this schedule we have two byes and play both Chicago and WUSTL in the same round.
This has been fixed.

edit: now without making McGill play on their own packet
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

The prelims schedule for 2019 ACF Nationals is attached.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6611

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I think that Northwestern was over-seeded as a 1 seed, but given that we were in the bracket with Maryland it evened out. With the benefit of hindsight (specifically, seeing how things played out at ICT) I would agree that Northwestern probably shouldn't have been a 1-seed, but look at what was kno...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

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 ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

At the end of the round robin, only ties that concern title contention (overall, UG, or D2) will will be broken on a tiebreaker packet (Round 9); all other ties will be broken by PPG. Just to clarify, does "title contention" include the top 3 or just the top 1? Just the top 1. The A-value spreadshe...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6611

Re: The ICT format is awful and unfair (or: why I now play for the "Ann Arbor Campus, University of Michigan")

I think that Northwestern was over-seeded as a 1 seed, but given that we were in the bracket with Maryland it evened out.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

I think it's a bit strange that in a field where the middle bracket teams are stronger than ever , we're still using a schedules that privilege the best teams in the game. I think it was a really good thing that lower bracket teams got an equal number of games as upper bracket teams as last year, a...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

edit: still don't know the difference between quote and edit, ignore
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

The format for this year's Nationals has changed some from last year, so I wanted to provide a write-up of this year's format to clear up questions teams may have, and please post any outstanding questions in this thread or message me. Prelims Teams will be divided into 6 groups of 8, and play a li...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

Can I ask why the tiebreakers policy have been changed? This policy is a departure from previous ACF Nationals, in which all teams were given the chance to move into a higher bracket. Most teams, like my own, will probably end up not playing any tiebreakers. This policy also doesn't save any packet...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Do stats exist for ACRONYM? Excited to see my team's 9/2/6 game immortalized on the DB.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

What is the planned time for the lunch break? Last year I think "lunch" was at 2:30 or 3pm? If it will be at the same time, I think it should be announced so we can pack actual meals to eat between rounds instead of just snacks. The e-mail has lunch from 1 to 2 PM This is correct; lunch will be aft...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

The format for this year's Nationals has changed some from last year, so I wanted to provide a write-up of this year's format to clear up questions teams may have, and please post any outstanding questions in this thread or message me. Prelims Teams will be divided into 6 groups of 8, and play a lim...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"
Replies: 11
Views: 856

Re: Poll: Date/Location of Super ACRONYM 2 "Main Site"

I would do CO weekend, but I'm unsure--I thought there were a few side events already scheduled for Sunday (maybe?). If a trash weekend in Purdue manifested, would that work? Seems like you'd get a better "trash" field. What I'd last heard is that there was just one smaller event confirmed for Sund...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend
Replies: 14
Views: 1267

Re: DATE POLL: Illinois Side Event Weekend

Mid-July would be the best, but either of the other August weekends would be preferable to the one after CO.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

John Ketzkorn wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:25 pm
We'll probably have players interested in coming to this -- provided it doesn't conflict with the Side Event weekend we were planning to host again (very likely to be August 10th-11th)
Cheynem wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:41 pm
Oof, the weekend after CO?
Agreed, this will be rough to impossible to have work for many people.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Mar 20, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?
Replies: 15
Views: 1066

Re: GAUGING INTEREST: Trash Side Events Weekend at Purdue?

I'd be interested in another side event weekend; as Harris points out, there are going to be more tournaments available than can fit into one weekend.

The only weekend I definitively can't do is June 8-9, as that's NSC weekend.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 1872

Re: CO Matchmaking

Dylan Minarik and I are looking for teammates, especially those that know science or lit or arts. No carders.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4363

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Yeah, I hang out with quizbowlers doing non-quizbowl things fairly regularly.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

Is there an explicit limit on the number of players a team may have on their roster (i.e. with subbing in and out)? Teams are limited to six players on a roster without prior permission from the TD. However, if your team has a logistical situation that would necessitate more than six players on a r...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm
ACF has decided to expand the Nationals field to 48 teams! Emails will be going out to newly qualified teams shortly.
The ACF Nationals field has been closed at 48 teams. We will not be able to expand further due to packet limitations.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 26
Views: 5365

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

I'll be staying in Chicago and applying to grad school (which means I've finished taking the classes I needed to take to do so, so I will not be in school next year).
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

Yes, that's correct. I had been doing that to conform to Fred's initial idea that incorrect buzzes still reflect players engaging with the clue. However, I think it's instructive to look at both -- if I get some time this afternoon I'll look at making some graphs comparing the different ways of ana...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

Using the total number of rooms should give you a pdf whose area under the curve is less than 1 as you are counting TUs that went dead or were gotten after a neg? Is this wrong? If you wanted to incorporate dead TUs, I believe that the best way to do it is to record them separately. Perhaps by mark...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I will add one word of caution - There's always a non-negligible chance that I messed up somewhere. If anyone wants to double check my work, they can find my code on github. My username is dhoth. I'm getting different results -- it looks like you're setting the maximum possible gets on a tossup to ...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 4024

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

I think ideally people would propose some targets for buzz distributions (and maybe discuss and come to some consensus targets), then inspect the buzz point data and draw conclusions accordingly. (This would help us keep ourselves honest—not shifting the goalposts to better align with the data.) In...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SCT placement policies
Replies: 15
Views: 2959

Re: SCT placement policies

I think it's clearly a bad call to run a suboptimal format in the name of adding the 33rd- through 36th-best team in the country to go 1-12 at nationals. I'm sorry if this is disappointing to any oligarchs, but there you are. Because of how ICT bids are assigned, these four teams given bids by the ...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Are there plans for side events?
I'd also like to know about this. Interested in playing ACRONYM and Guerrilla History, potentially other things (although I'm not sure what exactly is available).
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

ACF is instituting a policy on late drops from ACF Nationals this year. If a team drops from the Nationals field without prior notice less than two weeks before the tournament (in this case, April 1), they will be required to pay a penalty of 50% of the registration fee. If a team drops from the Nat...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

ACF has decided to expand the Nationals field to 48 teams! Emails will be going out to newly qualified teams shortly.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

This is a reminder that in order to receive a bid to ACF Nationals (either by field expansion or teams declining bids), you must sign up for the waitlist. Any team, even one that did not play ACF Regionals, is eligible to sign up for the waitlist; teams will be taken off the waitlist in order of des...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

Having said that, I don't see how the numbers in the spreadsheet match the description -- whether the zero TUH in the posted stats affected that or not I don't know, but in both of the ways I could think of to calculate SOS (either finding each opponent's PPTH, then averaging; or totalling up oppon...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

An explanation of how the A-value system works, from someone who calculated it this year. There are four key components to A-value: Tossup points per tossup heard (TUPPTUH): How many points each team scored, only counting tossups and negs, divided by the number of tossups they heard. Bonus conversio...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

A complete list of A-values for ACF Nationals 2019 may be found here . Teams that have qualified for ACF Nationals have been sent an email informing them of such and asking them to accept or decline their bids. A few important reminders: Teams that have received a bid to ACF Nationals have until Wed...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

We are still waiting on finalized stats and autobid applications from hosts in order to post A-values for this year's Nationals; I anticipate that they will be posted sometime this week, likely by tomorrow, along with a full explanation of how A-values work. After A-values are posted, teams that hav...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 103
Views: 27929

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

The rooms for this tournament have been confirmed at Penn. Teams should feel free to book travel, and we'll be sending out a staffing call shortly. We look forward to seeing you in April in Philadelphia!
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3004

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I'm looking at advanced stats for earlier mirrors of EFT and I'm seriously questioning why it was necessary to take them at all. The stats confirm unequivocally things that should have been obvious to the editors: T.S. Eliot was far too easy, the 1400s were far too fraudable, and Winterreise was fa...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 24383

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Re: Rob's comment -- yes, I just attempted to get in touch with Macalester and St. Thomas teams to see if booking rooms is free for them on Sundays; but it may well be that people are willing to pay $10-15 extra (total, across all side events) to be spared the inconvenience of going to a different ...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:30 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 This is the correct advice, but if you want a break from learning things, video games are great for fine-tuning your quick-twitch h...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 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

cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
oh really i thought he lived in the lab
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 5922

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Is NAQT planning to make changes to the D-value calculation for this year's SCT?
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:25 am
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

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:30 am
It's pretty cruel to make a list of the best history players in East Naperville and leave out regular Naperville
I invite you to make and post your list of the 25 best history players in the greater Naperville area
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 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

whoops I don't know what the edit button looks like
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 11
Views: 3773

Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

To much popular demand, your intrepid authors RR and AB are here to bring you the first-ever History Player Ranking for the city of Chicago. Note that this is Chicago proper, so players who live in Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Minneapolis are not eligible. Sorry ahead of time for people we didn...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 2784

Re: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch

Eating a light lunch and packing snacks can help avoid drowsiness. That being said, in my experience, post-lunch fatigue is a pretty minor influence on a game's outcome as opposed to PPB in other games; maintaining proper energy and focus levels will help around the margins, but isn't worth worrying...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:11 pm
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)

Here's a team formation spreadsheet. I assume you should still email Young to register once you have a team.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3287

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossups on Henry Fielding, Toni Morrison, and George Eliot? Despite all of these authors being quite prominent, I remember being lost for the majority of these tossups, and judging from the stats (0, 1, and 2 powers, respectively), it seems like this wasn't unique to me. Ian Watt an...