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by Cheynem
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]
Replies: 5
Views: 1932

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA II (visual movies) [winter 2019]

I'm not sure if this will be run in the Midwest at anywhere that's not PIANO, but I certainly would be interested (perhaps an informal running at ICT?).
by Cheynem
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT
Replies: 16
Views: 3322

Re: Small Colleges, LACs, and ICT

Would this require some changes at the level of the college/department as well? For example, during my brief time as a professor at U of M-Morris (which is kind of like a LAC), I probably could have tried to be an adviser of sorts to the team, but I became kind of overwhelmed doing all kinds of othe...
by Cheynem
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Grad Students and DII
Replies: 2
Views: 369

Grad Students and DII

As far as I know, both NAQT and ACF do not consider any grad students, regardless of quizbowl experience, to qualify for Division II. I seem to recall talking about this at one point before, but that was a while ago: EDIT: Apparently, I'm wrong and grad students can be considered DII. I wonder if Di...
by Cheynem
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Tournament Announcements: Where Are They Going? Where Have They Been?
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Tournament Announcements: Where Are They Going? Where Have They Been?

So I'm noticing an annoying trend of late of tournament announcements being very slow to be made or announcements that are not made at all (some of the SCTs, PIANO at Ohio State, this year's Chicago Open, which I feel like usually has at least a placeholder announcement by this time). First of all, ...
by Cheynem
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 51
Views: 15498

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

I think in general you're far more likely to convert tossups (especially stuff like common link tossups) then have a high bonus conversion. I've frequently seen teams, for instance, that may not have a top fine arts or science player but convert a fair share of, say, music or bio buzzes on late clue...
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: STIGMATA
Replies: 5
Views: 1973

Re: STIGMATA

Did this happen?
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 8
Views: 2196

Re: 2019 NAQT Great Lakes SCT at Michigan (9 Feb 2019)

This is not a "side event" by any means, but I'll be staffing this and will have a film packet that only some folks in Missouri will have seen if people are interested in playing that afterwards.
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18081

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I'd love to play at MInnesota, but I can't play on the 30th, which is why I'm curious to know if OSU will be on a different date!
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18081

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Yeah, this is kind of nuts. People want to go to these tournaments, but they have to know when the tournaments will be.
by Cheynem
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD
Replies: 3
Views: 1218

Re: Addressing Minor Misconduct as a TD

This is a really good post (is this cross-posted in the HS forum as well?). I wonder if you (or others) think that when talking to a respondent, having multiple around is a good idea. From my point of view, this might be effective if you're worried about a discussion getting out of hand or being acc...
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 25
Views: 4417

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

I don't know how long this event will take; we ran SOUNDTRACK on Friday night pretty easily, but that was a shootout.
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 14
Views: 3355

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT)

I'd like to play this at ICT. I know old video games and like nothing after the SNES or so.
by Cheynem
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6739

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - registration open

I don't dispute any of that, and I'm not totally opposed to a large number of SCT sites. I do think that the late announcement of these locations complicates matters entirely though--there's only a couple of weeks until SCT--would some of the schools who already made plans to go farther away have ch...
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 6739

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - registration open

A number of schools in those fields already registered to go elsewhere for SCT (Illinois and Purdue, for one).
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Re: What is World History?

Yeah, a lot of this just comes down to what the tossup focuses on. This might be clearer if we take a different approach--you could do a tossup on a "world" topic (Japan...Somalia...Iraq...Afghanistan...China) that is just an American history tossup because all the clues relate to American actions t...
by Cheynem
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 4745

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

Your day is so long ago that at your last birthday party, the fire marshal wouldn't let you put the right number of candles on the cake!

(I'll stop now.)
by Cheynem
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 4745

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

Wow, the IRC, is this 2018???
by Cheynem
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Maintaining Boundaries
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

Re: Maintaining Boundaries

This is a very good post. I think a challenge to a lot of these suggestions (by challenge, I mean difficulty, not that I oppose them) is how the Internet obscures ages. Thus, on Facebook or Discord or even the forums, you end up talking to people whom you're not totally sure how old they are. You en...
by Cheynem
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 11454

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Lafer and I are very old.
by Cheynem
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 11454

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

Maybe another reading could just be organized later (not necessarily by Erik, but by whoever)? I could do Saturday (I...think), but changing a schedule at short notice (especially because I think Matt is working right now) seems a poor idea.
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (23 Dec)
Replies: 6
Views: 1742

Re: Festivus (23 Dec)

My packet self-destructed after reading, but the truly adventurous person can get all the tossups off of Discord.
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18081

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Seconding interest in when Johns Hopkins/Ohio State will be running their mirrors.
by Cheynem
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

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

You are correct, sir!
by Cheynem
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

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

To be clear, as the final head of HSAPQ, I don't think the pricing was the reason HSAPQ went out of business, but (and you'll have to ask more of the finance people about this), the tournament was rarely much of a moneymaker.
by Cheynem
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

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

On the other hand, IQBT (and to a lesser extent, HSAPQ before that) has a lot less cash on hand than NAQT. You're still paying for things like some staffer travel, lodging, trophies, food, and above all, paying a good wage to attract top talent to work on a tournament that as some have pointed out, ...
by Cheynem
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 34
Views: 6266

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

I kind of want to push back on the idea that a 50 dollar increase to 650 dollars is out of line. HSNCT charges $675 per team. NSC charges $695 per team. I realize that NASAT teams are more likely to be paying out of pocket, but that's not a given and that doesn't change the bottom line costs.
by Cheynem
Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 6
Views: 1563

Re: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

Is the Star Wars TV distribution just 8 questions on the Star Wars Holiday Special?
by Cheynem
Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 11454

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

I think I could do Friday night, but after that, the holidays start to intrude. Might be easier to try sometime in early 2019?
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 2451

Re: How to Buzz Faster

This may sound obvious, but I think "preparing to buzz" plays a big role in helping you to buzz faster. For example, when you are first starting to play, the game seems to be moving fast. You hear a bunch of clues you don't know, then a clue you do know out of nowhere, BAM BOOM ZOWIE, and you're buz...
by Cheynem
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)
Replies: 46
Views: 11454

Re: SNICK: Global Announcement (All 90s, Late Summer 2018)

At this point, why not just have someone read the set on Discord and bill participants through Paypal/Venmo?
by Cheynem
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

Re: Is Festivus happening?

So, er, I do not wish to run Festivus. But basically, from my experiences: -You do not so much need a central poobah to be there at all times, but you do need a fair share of central organizing. As Alex points out, at the very least signing up with what packet you have and in what order you wish to ...
by Cheynem
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18081

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Can we get some confirmation about the existence of the Minnesota mirror or not? There's like maybe 6 teams-worth of people signed up now, a decent but not great field (although a lot of great players, most of which are on two teams, lol), and almost no teams from schools (a number of which from the...
by Cheynem
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 4844

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

As someone very much involved in running NASAT in 2016 and 2017, the factors in choosing a location for NASAT are: -the organization putting NASAT on is not flush with cash -you need an university that is willing and able to reserve a fair share of rooms -there is a difficulty in obtaining staffers ...
by Cheynem
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23
Replies: 14
Views: 4844

Re: 2019 NASAT: June 22 & 23

You put the tournament on the weekend of my birthday again.
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)
Replies: 62
Views: 23361

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2018 (July 22, 2018)

Wow, the order of the questions in the packets got REALLY changed from the first running.
by Cheynem
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 2693

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

I appreciate the effort at getting specific in this thread, as opposed to a catch-all "dos and don'ts" type thread (which is good, just more general). I think, as you point out, there's obviously a range in the type of speed and moderating style depending on the type of tournament we're at. When I'm...
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18081

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I feel like since Sam and Shan (not to be confused with Sam the Sham) worked on the set, it would only be fair to have the tournament be in Minnesota. I do agree that sucks for Michigan and perhaps Ohio teams, and so I would urge that whatever regular season open tournament happens in 2020 be mirror...
by Cheynem
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 82
Views: 18081

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Regardless of where this tournament is, I'd like to see some hard dates announced pretty soon.
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT
Replies: 7
Views: 2700

Re: Looking for host sites for 2019 NASAT

If there can be a world champion and an universal champion...
by Cheynem
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Popular Culture National - Summer 2020 (tentative)
Replies: 2
Views: 2843

Re: Popular Culture National - Summer 2019 (tentative)

According to another thread, this has been pushed back to 2020, just in time for Donald Trump's reelection.
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Re: What is World History?

This is especially true for lower level difficulties in which you would not do a tossup on on the specific dynasty (or, for that matter, if you just want to include a greater variety of clues).
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 3271

Re: What is World History?

I should note that while I think more "colonial driven" history for the world history portion of the distro might be necessary for lower level difficulties, at something like CMST, which is regular plus, I think Alex is correct in that the world history should reward less European focused knowledge.
by Cheynem
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 3067

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

I'm not Canadian, but Derek So seems very good to me after seeing him at CO Trash.

Is Jordan Palmer not eligible?
by Cheynem
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 3 (2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Scattergories 3 (2019)

About when in 2019 are you shooting for?
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 5058

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

I don't host tournaments, but I think putting in pretty stringent restrictions that can be loosened if needed makes more sense to me. I would say something like "anyone who has not played a college quizbowl tournament or something like five HS tournaments/met the scoring/skill standards listed above...
by Cheynem
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT
Replies: 8
Views: 2902

Re: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT

Are you going to have people sign up to be on the bailout brigade? I'm not trying to be snarky--I wonder how many tournaments would be better if instead of issuing a blanket call for help, they had a few people who knew that in cases of emergencies they could be called upon (of course, they might al...
by Cheynem
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT
Replies: 8
Views: 2902

Re: Seeking Collaborators for 2019 EFT

Could you perhaps give some broad idea on dates?