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by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 4321

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

Will we be playing guerrilla history? I’d like to have that, preferably Saturday but if not then Sunday after acronym.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 2233

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

Can the packets be posted soon?
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 7227

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Thanks to Rama and all the readers, this was the most well run online tournament I’ve played in.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 8525

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

All of the collegiate mirrors of this set are complete, the only remaining high school mirror is at Solon in February. To reiterate, EFT is not clear until February, so please discuss it only in the private discussion forum. If you are in college and would like a copy of the set, whether you played ...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla History Event (PIANO side event)
Replies: 19
Views: 5865

Re: Guerilla History Event (December)

I would prefer to play in person (possibly after a PIANO mirror?).
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Could you post the tossup on "postmodernism"? I recall Lyotard's definition being clued very early. A 1993 book named for this adjective includes a story that begins by telling its end: “the Sun is going to explode.” Those “fables” of this type were created by a philosopher who argued that this mov...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on the Book of Judges? I'm curious as to what translation was used for the quotation in the first line, as I remember it being different from the translations I've read. The final verse of this book declares that “everyone did as they saw fit,” a phrase repeatedly used througho...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

For the Critique of Pure Reason bonus, if I recall correctly, it said that David Hume read it and it awoke him from his "dogmatic slumbers." This is wrong, Kant read and said that about Hume. Hume died before Critique of Pure Reason was published. You’re right about that, sorry for the error. Edit:...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Here you go: The first member of this ethnic group to become a millionaire in the U.S. was a farmer known as “The Potato King.” A 1913 Alien Land Act primarily targeting members of this ethnic group caused many of them to lease land under the names of their native-born children. This ethnic group’s...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)
Replies: 48
Views: 11377

Re: QANTA League: Human-Computer Open Tournament / Question Writing Competition (15. Dec, 2018, UMD)

janieldensen wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:10 am
Field Update (10/8/18):
[...]
Sally Hemings
[...]
Hasn’t this team been asked to stop doing this?
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Berniecrat wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:37 pm
For the Inquisition part, was there a reason Council of Blood not accepted or prompted?
By my understanding, it’s not quite equivalent since the Council of Blood occurred later and was primarily meant to target rebel lords. My apologies if there was any ambiguity.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29
Replies: 10
Views: 4180

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ University of Maryland, College Park on 9/29

Thanks to everyone for playing. To discuss the set, please join the discussion forum at User Control Panel -> Usergroups -> 2018 EFT Discussion.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3698

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

Thanks to everyone for playing. To discuss the set, please join the discussion forum at User Control Panel -> Usergroups -> 2018 EFT Discussion.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

The winners were Don't Forget to Bring a Towel! (Stephen Liu, Jason Golfinos, Alex Schmidt, Peter Schmidt). Stats will be up on SQBS within a few days. Also, I want to request again that anyone who played this tournament join the discussion forum and share your thoughts. The goal of this mirror was ...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Here you go: Frederick Lugard laid out the British principles of indirect rule in this modern-day country, where he served as High Commissioner for its northern part. In this modern-day country, King Jaja worked his way out of slavery to rule the state of Opobo, which sold palm oil directly to Brita...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

The discussion forum for this set is now up.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3579

EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Please discuss specific questions or request to see questions here, with your reason for requesting them.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 3230

EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Thanks to everyone for playing EFT, I hope you enjoyed the tournament. The production of this set was not exactly smooth, since Joey abandoned the project a few weeks ago, so there are many people to thank for rescuing this set. First of all, thanks to Ike Jose, who ended up writing the most questio...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3772

Re: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

Thanks to everyone for playing, hope you enjoyed the set. A discussion forum will be up soon, but in the meantime please email me at tejascraje at gmail with any comments, criticism or feedback. Thanks again to Alex for running this and to all of the readers as well.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 4008

Re: IQBTee Shirts

I have serious concerns with the contents of these shirts, both of these make some sense in the context of quizbowl but I would absolutely not want to wear them in public. As you know, the usual definition of negging is something totally different and entirely negative and the second shirt seems lik...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 20089

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

Thanks to Mike and everyone else at UIUC for running this, it was a really fun and well organized weekend. Thanks as well to everyone who staffed and helped out, and of course to the writers.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 20089

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

I’m in favor of keeping the format as is for Words and Objects, with free agents just joining existing teams. I recognize the issue with not having the best way to determine a champion but I think this format will get the most out of the existing packets.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 20089

Re: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18

For what it’s worth, I’d prefer to move one of the two film tournaments to the Saturday night spot previously occupied by Snick and keep everything else the same.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 3130

Re: 2019 Terrapin 30 proto-announcement

Is there a reason you’re abandoning the longstanding and beloved tradition of Terrapin’s name using Roman numerals?
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 49
Views: 17868

Re: Players Choice Awards

I’d suggest having a separate award for total newcomers, players who had never played quizbowl before.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT
Replies: 15
Views: 4497

Re: SOUNDTRACK playtesting at ICT

I’ll second Mike, I haven’t watched as many of the movies that came up here but this was very fun to play.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Your Favorite Question
Replies: 45
Views: 14981

Re: Your Favorite Question

I don't know much about the topic of this question, but it has one of the best leadins I've heard. This poet’s complaint about Ben Jonson’s phrase “the bodies that those souls were frighted from” is probably the source of the prescription against using prepositions to end sentences with. Matthew Pri...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 9701

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

I enjoyed the set, I thought in general the questions were quite good and I didn't notice any systemic problems. Here's a few general comments I had: The trash felt really imbalanced to me, I remember only one TV bonus and a couple film questions but almost all of it was music. There were two too ma...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 6551

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

I don’t think anyone’s mentioned this but one very important thing a TD needs to do is double check that for packet sub tournaments, no team is scheduled to play on their packet.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 9942

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but from my analysis, the median buzzpoint at the Georgia Tech site, which had (according to forum post here ) ten teams in attendance, was .996 (!!) (and an average above .90) Just to be clear, this was only referring to music tossups, as Chandler's hypothes...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 12689

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I've gone through the stats and tried testing some of the hypotheses people have posted in this thread that have not yet been answered. "Bad" teams (let's say <12PPB) will have a higher percentage of 30'd bonuses than buzzes in the first two lines, and "good" teams (>18PPB) will have a higher percen...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 12689

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I'd like to look into whether or not there is a correlation between opponent strength and neg rate. I predict that there is not one, since I don't think teams are as strategic as people might think in how they approach different games, and because the weaker team would have fewer opportunities to bu...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6698

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Just wanted to commend MSU for their running of the tournament. They were very proactive in sending out schedules early so that we could look them over and give feedback on seeding issues so that everything was ready, and Briana did a great job handling the issues caused by the editors not sending p...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 10680

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Can you just post it to the archive?
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 6698

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Can we get a field update please? I emailed to register my team already.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 37513

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

I am playing this with Rob Carson, Billy Busse and Rama Rangaraju and we also intend to submit a packet.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 5466

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Personally I'm in favor of this, mostly due to time constraints and the fact that as Will noted, we'd spend a lot of time on easy bonus parts.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 27955

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

I would prefer some weekday instead.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon May 01, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)
Replies: 58
Views: 22604

Re: João - Myth Shootout (HSNCT)

I will play this.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 23920

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

As a staffer, I just wanted to thank Cody, Jerry and Jon again for the amazing work they did organizing the tournament despite the various snafus. And of course, thanks to Matt, Tommy, Evan, Austin, Rohith and Ike for producing a fantastic set, I was glad to see that teams of all levels enjoyed play...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Skype Tournament Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 4490

Skype Tournament Guidelines

I’ve played a number of Skype tournaments over the past few years and staffed one, and while I’ve had very positive experiences on the whole there are a few general issues I’ve had with how the tournaments have been run. I’ve seen a few easily fixable problems arise multiple times, as well as some t...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 17589

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

May I suggest that all tossups end with "For 10 points, remember this guy who ..." with a question mark at the end.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OAT Mirror @ ND
Replies: 5
Views: 1936

Re: OAT Mirror @ ND

To clarify, will this mirror be open?
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 35490

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I am also curious as to how Yale got two DI bids. I assume one is for hosting and one is for Jacob and Stephen editing SCT, I'm not clear as to why they get two for this though.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1886

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

I liked the set a lot and wanted to note a couple positives from it. One is that the editors did a pretty good job keeping difficulty consistent through different packets and categories. This wasn't perfect, as Jordan notes, but good given the vague "regular plus" stated difficulty. I also thought t...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See VIII - January 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 6060

Re: Eyes That Do Not See VIII - January 2017

Unfortunately we couldn't read this at UChicago due to WAO running late, but a group of us got together and played it later. Scores are below: Athena Kern - 305 Rob Carson - 115 Will Alston - 110 Dylan Minarik - 95 Bryan Berend - 80 Bernadette Spencer - 75 Tejas Raje - 75 Ike Jose - 75 Alex Damisch ...
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 21541

Re: It's Lit

I'll play this. I'm even worse than Mike Cheyne at Lit.
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)
Replies: 6
Views: 2555

Re: Eternal Sonata Skype Mirror (Sunday, 8/28/16)

This was great, thanks Jasper and Anderson for writing it and for holding this mirror.