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by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT format and seeding discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 6698

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

If NAQT wants to maintain its consistent position that all games are a measure of a team's strength, I think that isn't the most unreasonable decision they could make. Losing to a playoff team in particular should always count against you IMO - it sure does in the top bracket of ACF Nationals! OK, ...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 4377

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

Of course, your mileage may vary, but Charlie, I don't think that this thread is painting a really accurate picture of quiz bowl people. Every time I've been to ICT, I've spent time hanging out with Valencia, UF, Toronto, and a lot of other good people that I enjoy seeing. And when we go to places l...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

UF B appears to have had six wins over non-sandbag teams before the finals. OK, they had 6 wins NCF had 5 UCF C had 4 right? Edit: OK, yes, thanks for the edit, I think I get what you're asking better. It wasn't my decision, I have no idea what was actually happening, but it looks like the TD 1) Di...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 2938

Re: ACF Regionals @ UCF (1/26/19)

Looking at the stats posted to the TDB, I cannot make heads or tails of the playoff format, and it looks like some teams played 4 playoff games and others only 2. Can anyone enlighten me? Top bracket teams played 3 games against each other. Bottom bracket teams played 3 against each other. Then the...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)
Replies: 7
Views: 3448

Re: JCD II Announcement (Moved to December 1st, 2018)

Aaron, I'm not sure if most teams are super solidified yet. Or, really, any of them. I do know that Griffin Thompson lost a teammate when the date changed, and I believe that Zach Foster's team only has 3.
by bradleykirksey
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 20371

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

I'm sort of out of the loop, but did no one in the south east put in a bid except GT? UCF and UF like hosting, and Atlanta is 7 hours away from UCF and from me. And I think that it's farther for NCF.

Well, I guess it sounds like a long day of driving ahead!
by bradleykirksey
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cambridge Open @ UCF July 7th,2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1267

Re: Cambridge Open @ UCF July 7th,2018

Hello everyone! We finished the set. Most of the games were either won or lost, and tossups were had by all. We had a three way tie for first place that we weren't able to break because of time/logistical reasons. Congrats to Jakob Myers's team (With Leo Law, Peter Torres, and Jakob's dad) for winni...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Summer Mixed Open Mirror Tournament in Orlando (6/30)
Replies: 0
Views: 826

Summer Mixed Open Mirror Tournament in Orlando (6/30)

Hello everybody! On June 30th, we’ll be mirroring SuMO here in Orlando. Just like the Tennessee site, we’ll be using SSNCT, we’ll be using matched doubles, and there will be a prize pool for teams that do well. To elaborate on the above, you sign up with one other person, making a team of two. The m...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 50407

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

NAQT has a legally binding set of bylaws that each member agrees to and formally signs on to when they accept membership in the company. In order for NAQT to remove a member, we have to follow the established grievance procedure that everyone has agreed to. If we do not do this, it opens our proces...
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 50407

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Let me clarify that I'm not calling for Matt Bruce to be expelled right away simply because of how damning everything in this thread is. In fact, I'm completely in favor of NAQT going through a formal procedure, especially when allegations are as serious as they are here. However, while NAQT did ev...
by bradleykirksey
Thu May 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 50407

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

In this particular case, NAQT has the summer offsesaon to conduct its formal grievance process, but what happens if (God forbid) concerns surface while the circuit is active? I sincerely hope NAQT and other organizations work to establish a more rapid internal process to address concerns about stud...
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 30, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 50407

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Here's a brief overview of how the grievance process specified in NAQT's bylaws works: Step 1: a written grievance is filed against an NAQT member Step 2: the member has the opportunity to respond in writing to the grievance Step 3: a panel of three NAQT members is appointed to produce a written re...
by bradleykirksey
Wed May 30, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 50407

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Is there any internal difference between termination of membership and resignation within NAQT? I know that there some sort of profit-sharing given to NAQT members at the end of each year's cycle. Would resignation divest a member? Or does it work like stock in that a resigned member could still pr...
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 15, 2018 5:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 48
Views: 17280

Re: Players Choice Awards

I'm basically out of the circuit at this point, especially at the national level, so maybe my opinion is worthless. But, if anyone is curious about the South East... 4th scorer of the year, on a national level, has to be Adam Fine, right? But 16 points per game on 2 negs at ICT on the way to a natio...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 22357

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

OK, hear me out. Timothy Guice.

Like, he may not be a top-25 talent, but think about how much more it would mean for him than for Eric Mukherjee.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: NAQT policy about descriptive answer lines and protests
Replies: 1
Views: 1651

Re: NAQT policy about descriptive answer lines and protests

After 10 years of quiz bowl, I'm not sure, but I do think that you're not ACF and you don't need to defend them. But what if there's something nutty like the 2016 ACF Regionals answerline where they gave us the excellent "New York City " answerline at first playthrough? I understand that you're not ...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 6451

Re: Postseason poll

At the risk of becoming "the person who only goes onto the forums to hype up UF"...

UF should probably be considered closer to their finish at Nats (14th) than ICT (19th) because they were full strength at Nats, not ICT. John L just really isn't the same type of player that Tracy is.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 31119

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Basically my only complaint is the Haldane tossup," ... "I personally feel that books written for laypeople should NOT appear in science questions, and especially not *multiple* books Do you mind if I ask if 1) This is just for Nats difficulty, and not across the board? Or is this something that sh...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee
Replies: 50
Views: 10884

Re: Quizbowl Needs a Scheduling Committee

I'm inclined to the belief that running a "rogue" tournament against something more established like SCT is its own punishment: people won't go to your event and you will have wasted your time. Further, I refuse to believe that any rogue quizbowl organizations are out there thinking "he he he, I am...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midseason poll
Replies: 16
Views: 8604

Re: Midseason poll

As long as we're promoting teams, I think UF is traditionally underrated because of their circuit. They finished 17th at last year's ICT and they had an unfortunate 3-way-tiebreak with Toronto and Chicago C push them out of second bracket at Nats. And they're returning their three highest scorers an...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 11688

Re: Best Film Player

I'm not sure where he stands among the rest of the players already mentioned, but I think Taylor Harvey deserves a shout (yes I'm kind of biased because he's my teammate, but still). He has good coverage between "trash film" and "art film" from my experience being next to him while he does film thi...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 5771

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

2 Tejas Raje A Post-Psychoanalytic Marxist Analysis Of Lil' Yachty's "Peek A Boo" 11.0 38 powers 9 tossups 6 negs Really?? That's a pretty awesome statline. I think that's the highest power % I've ever seen (not counting freshmen going 1/0/0 or something). https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament/play...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)
Replies: 22
Views: 5771

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ UMN, again (03.04.18)

2 Tejas Raje A Post-Psychoanalytic Marxist Analysis Of Lil' Yachty's "Peek A Boo" 11.0 38 powers 9 tossups 6 negs


Really??

That's a pretty awesome statline. I think that's the highest power % I've ever seen (not counting freshmen going 1/0/0 or something).
by bradleykirksey
Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

Re: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018

I spent a little time playing with the stats from JCD. Most tossups were pretty direct and able to fall into one category. I broke the stats down for the biggest categories so people could have a little fun comparing stats in individual niches. In gaming, we got 1) Harrison Andrew 5/3/1 (100 pts, 13...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 8058

Re: John Charles Daly Memorial Tournament - Feb 24th, 2018

Hello Alan!

It'll be at UCF on February 24th.

Having written about a quarter of the set, I'm really excited about this! I hate to spoil the surprise, but maybe more than 80% of the tossups are going to stem from the the hit show Torchwood and the band Die Antwood!
by bradleykirksey
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 6480

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

No offense intended! Lunch-gate was at UCF, and I'm sure you've been doing that since before Virginia. I just would have never figured it out if someone didn't point it out to me.
by bradleykirksey
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Managing Tournament Staff
Replies: 20
Views: 6480

Re: Managing Tournament Staff

UCF and Valencia both have irritating set-ups where Valencia gets rooms in an adjacent building, and UCF will gets rooms spread out over four floors. I have no idea if this is relatable to anyone else, but this was God-send to me. As per Virginia Ruiz, who was something of a moderator whisperer, kee...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 16078

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

Edit: I don't know how to read and I'm sorry
by bradleykirksey
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 7466

Re: we should be doing religion better

OK, so I've had a few beers, I've been watching TV, and I have a short attention span. So help me out, here. Are we saying 1) The difference between myth and religion is that religion tossups are usually about the religious source material and that a tossup about Jesus walking on water is myth? 2) H...
by bradleykirksey
Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 7704

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

That did happen. I'm grateful to everyone who put time, energy, and effort into making quiz bowl happen. After all, I didn't do it. But between that and (IIRC) a few occasions where the answer was given away in the bonus ("this logician..." logic is an answer to the middle part, "this novelist"... n...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 12056

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

Billy, that's a good point I would have never thought about. Though I suspect that as long as the other team wasn't Chris, I think most people would just agree to have Chris resolve it. Either way, it's a moot point now, but if someone around here plays and TD's again, it might be better to reason t...
by bradleykirksey
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)
Replies: 34
Views: 12056

Re: NASAT Weekend at Valencia College (August 19th)

The southeast has always worked on an honor system of sorts before, like all of the other circuits I'm sure. UCF had paper packets for the 2012 DII SCT and Mickey and Chas had extremely close ties to one of Valencia's players, and Valencia and that player didn't do any better than D values and previ...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT general discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2649

Re: 2017 ICT general discussion

First off, I had a ton of fun, and I appreciate all of the effort and love that goes into a set like this. There were several answerlines that really popped out at me as creative and interesting. My teammates loved the common link Michael Scott tossup, the Florida circuit at large really liked the H...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 39673

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

People will always game a system that leaves itself open to being gamed. I don't think I necessarily agree. If you're right, shouldn't we be seeing teams lined up to be doing that? Off the top of my head, I can think of Waterloo, Columbia, St. Charles CC, Sergeant Reynolds, and Minnesota CTC who ha...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What keeps you doing quizbowl?
Replies: 25
Views: 9995

Re: Quizbowl?

1. What keeps you doing quizbowl? Rather, what keeps you going, even in the face, say, getting slaughtered in a game? I keep doing quizbowl the same reason I started doing quizbowl: I love the competition and learning random knowledge. But I also keep doing quizbowl because of all the people I've m...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lack of Novice Tournaments
Replies: 8
Views: 3627

Re: Lack of Novice Tournaments

Charles is right. We've floated the idea of running things in the Central Florida area over Christmas break before, and the general consensus is that the people who are staying here tend to like their families more than the idea of staffing a tournament. It's a nice idea in theory, but actually tryi...
by bradleykirksey
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall packet submission reform
Replies: 17
Views: 6108

Re: ACF Fall packet submission reform

A revise-and-resubmit approach might address this problem since it places the burden of work back onto the teams instead of on the editors 100% agree! This was my first time writing a packet, and I would love feedback or criticism or whatever the kids give these days. It's hard to write a good ques...
by bradleykirksey
Mon May 09, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)
Replies: 40
Views: 11545

Re: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)

Sorry I may be a bit late getting back to this, and I see the conversation's moved on a bit, but I just got back from work. Clues of extreme real-world importance and fame are being often used too early in tossups, and should come later if they are used at all. (E.g.: Weber's definition of the state...
by bradleykirksey
Sun May 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)
Replies: 40
Views: 11545

Re: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)

Piping in quickly to say as someone who's written at least three tossups about Purim/the book of Esther in my time, that the Book of Esther really isn't that long and doesn't have very many salient details to draw on. So tossups on it/her are going to draw on those same details as clues over and ov...
by bradleykirksey
Sun May 08, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)
Replies: 40
Views: 11545

Re: What Makes a Good Regular-Difficulty Set (comparatively)

"Interesting" and "care" cover what I was going to say pretty well, but I think another part of it is lead-ins and how unique your clues and answer lines are. To pick an example about the lead-ins, there are 10 tossups on Esther in Quinterest. 2 of them mention Bigthana and Teresh in the first line ...
by bradleykirksey
Fri Jun 19, 2015 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT survey results
Replies: 2
Views: 1986

Re: 2015 ICT survey results

Jon, I'm not entirely sure what the concern is. Obviously, the couple of people who said that the field should average 2 PPB or that the bottom 4 teams should get 30 PPB are trolls, but that wasn't enough to really mess with the results, was it? There seems to be a pretty strong belief that the bott...
by bradleykirksey
Tue May 19, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 9399

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

Different schools do different things and it'll depend on your SGA and college. Normally schools who go through SGAs tend to get about one tournaments worth of funding (in my limited experience talking about this) and tend to be frustrated a lot. Schools with more institutional funding (in our first...
by bradleykirksey
Sat May 16, 2015 8:45 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama
Replies: 16
Views: 9399

Re: (Re)Starting a team at the University of South Alabama

Hello Krystian! It's been five or six years since I considered applying to USA, but if I remember right, y'all have a fairly active honors college, right? When we had to reboot the UCF team, we went from 3 to 15 literally overnight when the dean of our honors college allowed us to use the honors col...
by bradleykirksey
Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 17201

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

UCF Seven syllables upfront / Team so surreal / Even "haiku" strange At our first ICT in 2012, I was walking back from Giordano's alone and I stopped to cross the street. I thought I heard footsteps behind me and I turned to see who. I caught the inside of my ear on a rusty stop sign bad enough to ...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 46243

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

A knowledge bowl question, ca. 1999: "Complete this joke by using the name of an Asian nation: Your knapsack is brown, but my..." uzbek is tan wait But seriously, I've been at this for ten minutes and I can't think of a better answer. Is-real? My Afghan is tan? North Korea? That might be the worst ...
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 01, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 17201

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

Cheynem wrote:I thought it maintained a surrealistic, Mobius strip style of what playing ACF Nationals is like.
I thought it was, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
by bradleykirksey
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 17201

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

We're flattered. Thanks, Mike.
by bradleykirksey
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Apology
Replies: 0
Views: 1913

Apology

About a week ago I made a very stupid post on the forums. It wasn’t well thought out or organized and honestly was more the work of alcohol than actual brain functioning. I made a reference to a post that I never saw and apparently never happened on the forums. I thought and said that that a post ha...
by bradleykirksey
Tue Feb 17, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida State / Panhandle Teams?
Replies: 4
Views: 2405

Re: Florida State / Panhandle Teams?

Facebook is usually a good way to reach Billy I believe. If he's not free, you could contact Stan Young like suggested or Dan Finley of Gulf Coast or UCF Alum Chas Carpenter who's in Tallahassee.
by bradleykirksey
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ UCF 4/11/15
Replies: 10
Views: 4843

MUT @ UCF 4/11/15

Hello everybody! We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting MUT this year. The date 4/11/15 is still maybe tentative but it's 95%+ likely to be that day. We'll confirm it as soon as we can. Chris Borglum has graciously offered to TD but the tournament will be on the UCF campus. As the name impl...