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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: 25
Views: 9009

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
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 71
Views: 13145

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: 1874

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: 10
Views: 2104

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: 11
Views: 3367

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: 10
Views: 2104

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: 10
Views: 2104

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: 10
Views: 2104

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: 1953

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: 5700

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
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 25
Views: 9009

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

Hi everyone! I'm happy to announce that I'll be serving as tournament director for ACF Nationals this year. I hope to continue ACF's tradition of putting on a rigorous, fun, and rewarding national championship. Due to an unfortunate timing error, Penn will not be able to confirm their room reservati...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 7706

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

The clue about the Ustaše is incorrect for "Yugoslavia". The pre-war state of Yugoslavia was partitioned during WWII, and the Ustaše ruled over an independent Croatian state. In fact, the pre-giveaway sentence of this tossup mentions that fact! The Eyjafjallajökull bonus seemed very easy. Iceland an...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-2019 California Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 3519

Re: 2018-2019 California Cup

They're a diploma-granting secondary learning institution with formal enrollment and coursework that is also approved as such by NAQT. What's your reasoning for defaulting to the position that "they should not be allowed to play" rather than "trust but verify?" There are a couple of things that pot...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2018-2019 California Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 3519

Re: 2018-2019 California Cup

What was the reasoning behind allowing Stanford Online High School to compete in this tournament?
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

Here's a public link to code used to generate overall BPA for last year's Regionals.
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Re: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

AGoodMan wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:58 pm
This is super cool! Is there any chance we can see similar metrics for EFT?
Yes, I'll post EFT BPA later today.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Introducing BPA, a new evaluation metric using detailed stats

What is BPA? BPA stands for Buzz Point AUC (area under the curve). It is the total area under the curve of [% of tossups gotten successfully] against [% of question elapsed]. The theoretical maximum is 100 (i.e., if all tossups were gotten near-instantly); however, top players will generally get so...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 4161

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

I'd suggest that "scored over 100 points per game at any high school tournament using standard scoring" should be added to that list of criteria.
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 3254

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

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:34 am
Stats will be uploaded live here.
East Brunswick A is listed as getting 40 PPB against Millburn.
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Sports Teams as Answerlines
Replies: 15
Views: 2818

Re: Sports Teams as Answerlines

Cheynem wrote:Are we not counting the Mets as a New York team (good move, if questionable)?
The Mets are clearly a New York team. Whether or not they are a "Major League Baseball" team is still up for debate.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Fuck it, let's rank the sets
Replies: 28
Views: 5551

Re: Fuck it, let's rank the sets

Red Panda Cub wrote:Stock Clues remains the best quizbowl tournament.
Yes, this.

CO Trash 2016 is the best full tournament I've played, and ACF Nationals 2018 the best I've read.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: 2018 CO Trash discussion
Topic: Thanks and general discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 997

Re: Thanks and general discussion

I found some music questions used a large amount of clues from other media that you don't find in other questions, especially in song tossups. In general, sometimes it felt like music tossups rewarded reading about music then actually listening to it. Part of this is just personal preference, of co...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 17164

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

To possibly get ahead of a protest I heard about, Chris Bosh isn't retired and he last played in February 2016. This seems fairly nitpicky -- Bosh is all but officially retired (no team will clear him to play, and he's working as an announcer) and forcing players to remember which month of the regu...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Jun 08, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 33103

Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Will the tournament be renamed to reflect its new location?
by ryanrosenberg
Sun May 20, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)
Replies: 21
Views: 6206

Re: GHOTI - Another Geo Side Event (Winter 2017/18?)

Let's run this on June 5th. I'm open to time suggestions; I was thinking early evening (starting at, say, 5pm EST). No advance signups necessary, although I've made a signup sheet so that we know to expect you. I'll post a link to a Discord later. Could this be pushed back an hour or two? Starting ...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon May 07, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

vinteuil wrote:Probably the last year I can reasonably fit these all in one window:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
22/25 players in this year's poll matched or tied their previous best ranking, the highest number ever in a poll.
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 24989

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

A simlar thing could have happened in the Macbeth "tomorrow" soliloquy tossup, I buzzed and babbled a couple of lines from it, one of which was fortunately the "tomorrow" line. But what would have happened had I just said "tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury," and then protested when negg...
by ryanrosenberg
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 6839

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

I am sick and won't be able to make it to this. Rob Carson has graciously offered to take over organizing in my absence.
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 6839

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

We currently have three teams of four signed, with six free agents and two readers. With only four packets, 4 teams and 8 teams are optimal field sizes, so if there is not an influx of players and readers in the next 26 hours we will have to have some teams of five to accommodate everyone who wants ...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 24989

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I think you should probably just release them now--if they were playtested or if the doc containing them was accessible to playtesters or contributors, you have a lot of people who A. could conceivably unintentionally talk about them or B. perhaps wanted to play Nats 2019 but not 2018. Of course, i...
by ryanrosenberg
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 24989

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

the tossup on the scene from Our Town which Jaimie described the scene and didn't get points, the tossup on diplomacy that didn't take descriptions I'm not sure how Jaimie described the scene, but the tossup was marked "Description acceptable" and had a fairly extensive answerline. It probably shou...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

John helped me find a bug in my PATH calculations for CMST; the above sheet is incorrect. The sheet below has PATH by subject, as a weighted sum of subject PATH (History, Lit, Science, RMPSS x4, Arts x3, Other x1), and a "standard" PATH calculation, as well as the ratio between subject-weighted PATH...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Did anybody calculate first-buzz percentages and similar stats for CMST? Or are those only available for regionals? EDIT: I mean across sites. This file has the number of total buzzes, buzzes in the first 5 correct buzzes, buzzes in the first 3 correct buzzes, and first buzzes for each player at CM...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Here is a spreadsheet containing the PATH and category-by-category PATH for CMST. Not sure how exactly to interpret the ratio, though. I don't really understand how you generated these numbers, Adam. I just ran some calculations myself, and what we're doing doesn't seem to line up at all. Let me ex...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Those are good points; looking at the stats again, I'm almost certainly underrating Clark.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Ryan, your chart is a very interesting way to organize this discussion and I think it’s largely correct. I do think that it overranks Isaac (sorry Isaac) for his NAQT ability, at the expense of players like Kenji and Caleb who are much stronger ACF players (remember, ACF is the dominant format, eve...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 18525

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

I put together a rough tier list of generalists and specialists, since I find it very hard to decide between the two groups when making my ballot. In general, I tried to avoid overlap as much as possible, except where it was unavoidable or instructive to prove a point (i.e. Kai/Alston/Jaimie have al...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 5881

Re: The end of the match

Right now, when teams shake hands at the end of quizbowl games, it is mostly a shitshow where people are throwing their hands into a massive disorganized pile-on of players. This reeks of quizbowl. It would be better if teams stayed in the order they were sitting, faced each other, stood in lines, ...
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 6839

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

Milhouse wrote:When is this planned for SSNCT? If Saturday night I can staff.
Thanks, that would be very much appreciated! Saturday night seems to make sense for this to run, after everyone has a chance to get food.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II
Replies: 23
Views: 6839

Re: "Yo, Pass the AUX Cord, You'd Better Not Read" TRASH II

Any movement on the SSNCT front? Let's do this. Here's a team formation spreadsheet. I'm looking for teammates I haven't played with before (preferably even people I don't know). I like sports and old music. I won the last iteration of this tournament through the great strategy of "team up with Mik...
by ryanrosenberg
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Historature 2018: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: Specific Question Discussion

The footnotes/endnotes tossup mentioned Ibid: A Life in the first line. Regardless of the difficulty of the work, it's probably not advisable to drop the name of a very common footnote mark in the lead-in.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers (POLL)
Replies: 49
Views: 9880

Re: ACF and Powers (POLL)

Deviant Insider wrote:I voted Other because I think the editors should make whatever decision they think is best. Can this poll be repurposed to include that option?
Not without deleting all votes already cast, unfortunately.
by ryanrosenberg
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2018 Rules Changes
Replies: 5
Views: 2297

Re: PACE NSC 2018 Rules Changes

Cheynem wrote:Sorry if this is obvious, but does this mean you can file a protest on something in the first half after the game is over?
Yes, but only within a minute of the end of the game.
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Redefining collegiate difficulty
Replies: 0
Views: 1621

Redefining collegiate difficulty

The gameplay-related option that received the most votes in the "What is the most pressing issue in college quizbowl today?" poll was "Regular difficulty is 'too hard'". This problem hasn't received much discussion in the thread, but any sort of action to remedy the issue would change college quizbo...
by ryanrosenberg
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How to make college quizbowl less insular
Replies: 22
Views: 6393

How to make college quizbowl less insular

In the poll on "What is the most pressing issue facing college quizbowl today?", "too insular" was the winner by a decent margin. "Too insular" could mean a lot of different things, or combinations of thing; I'd be interested to hear from people who voted for that option how they define "too insular...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 14391

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

I think there should be more regular-minus tournaments, and "regular" should be more carefully controlled (e.g. this year's Regionals, despite its brilliances, could have had much more tapering on the hard side of its distribution), but I don't think "regular" itself needs to change. If there are m...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 14391

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

I also voted for "other," referring to the lack of outreach. Outreach is an important issue that I missed in the initial list of issues. I've added it as a poll option and enabled the ability to change votes if voters want to go back and vote for it. edit: ah, shoot, I forgot adding a poll option r...
by ryanrosenberg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?
Replies: 68
Views: 14391

What is the most pressing concern in college quizbowl today?

Partially inspired by Matt Bollinger's post in the scheduling committee thread, I thought it would be a useful exercise to solicit opinions on what the most important issues are facing college quizbowl. For a long time, the major issues were format wars and question quality; the format wars are now ...
by ryanrosenberg
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Best Two-Way Players
Replies: 12
Views: 3281

Re: The Best Two-Way Players

If it's a singles set, Dylan is way too low. Andrew Hart should also be mentioned.