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by Victor Prieto
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

This year's edition of the Players Choice awards will take place after the last mirror of FST on May 11th, at which point all collegiate sets from the year should be clear (unless the online ILLIAC tournament takes place the following weekend, in which case it'll be pushed back another week).
by Victor Prieto
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Yes. I was considering waiting until Chicago Open, but it's all the way in August. Sometime after ACF Nationals, for sure.
by Victor Prieto
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 4044

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

Based on what I've heard so far, I think there will be too few for full fledged teams, but too many for a shootout. I'm going to temporarily set this as triples (because it's cool). Field cap will be increased when staff sign up.

I've created a matchmaking spreadsheet here.
by Victor Prieto
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 36101

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

Can someone from Penn please post a list of reliable lunch places that they would recommend for a speedy, close by lunch? We’ve been several times, but this is partly for the benefit of other teams, and partly to see if there’s any hidden gems that Penn would recommend that we haven’t gone to before.
by Victor Prieto
Sat Apr 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 4044

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

Yes, this is still happening. I knew that I was not going to be attending ICT some time ago, so I've been taking my time with it. I still would like to run this on NSC Saturday, after rounds are over. Few other things: 1) In an attempt to appease the masses, I've increased Star Wars content to 4 tos...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

The PACE tournament concluded with a thrilling final that came down to the last tossup. Congratulations to Ithaca for winning both halves of the tournament! The combined stats are posted here . Final order of finish: 1. Ithaca 2. Rope Meadows 3. Allderdice A 4. State College B 5. Great Valley 6. All...
by Victor Prieto
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

Full stats for the NAQT tournament have been posted. Congratulations to Ithaca for winning the championship! The stats file linked above list all teams in order of finish - the playoff tracker linked above may also be helpful in determining how the playoffs worked. We apologize that we ran an hour ...
by Victor Prieto
Sat Mar 30, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

Prelim stats have been posted here.

A tracker for playoff W-L record will be updated here.
by Victor Prieto
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 4/20/19 - JHU Blue Jay Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 2216

Re: 4/20/19 - JHU Blue Jay Bowl

This is the second time this semester that Johns Hopkins has cancelled/rescheduled within two weeks of the tournament. That's a huge inconvenience for high school teams seeking to make travel arrangements with their administration. In addition, it precludes any sort of make up event being scheduled ...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

The field cap has raised to 18 teams.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

NAQT tournament field is now full. Any further teams that register will be placed on a waitlist.
by Victor Prieto
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

The field for the NAQT tournament is nearly full. Any teams that register past the 16th will be placed on a waitlist until we can expand the field (I can't guarantee that we will be able to do so). Also, if there is anybody nearby interested in staffing, please let me know.
by Victor Prieto
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PSSAB 2019 @ Penn State (3/16/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

Re: PSSAB 2019 @ Penn State (3/16/19)

The field is full at 18 teams, with 3 teams on the waitlist. Any other teams interested in registering should go ahead, as we are doing our best to expand the field. The only barrier for us to expand is staff - if there's anybody nearby that is open to helping out that I haven't already contacted, p...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 @ Carnegie Mellon (1/26)

Thanks to Carnegie Mellon, who did a great job of hosting. All the readers were good, things moved along very smoothly, and we were able to get home at a very reasonable hour. We look forward to the next time CMU hosts a tournament. I would like to know one thing, though - the prelim seeding was ver...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 36101

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

We will continue to offer an additional $50 dollar discount to any team that writes at least 20/20 that doesn’t need any major editing (packets requiring relatively few changes to clues, answer lines, or grammar will qualify). I have a few questions about this discount. It's been offered at least s...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 60
Views: 14509

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

I was also hoping to run STAR BOWL at ICT (as well as play Lederberg and GOLBEZ), but I can't be sure if I'll be there until after qualifications from SCT have been released, nor do I know if it will be possible to squeeze everything in. I also recognize I announced last, so I guess I get last dibs ...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Jan 01, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

Registration is now open for out-of-state teams.
by Victor Prieto
Sun Dec 23, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 4044

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

Is the Star Wars TV distribution just 8 questions on the Star Wars Holiday Special? There was also one or two Star Wars cartoon series in the late 2000s, I hear. But, I haven't watched those, which explains ? Star Wars (TV) 2 Star Wars (films) :sad: ...because 16 questions on the 10 released Star W...
by Victor Prieto
Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 4044

STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

Update, May 28th: 85% complete. ________ I’m pleased to formally announce STAR BOWL, a side event available from May (?) 2019 until October 2019. This will be an all-tossup event on things related to "space," mostly science fiction in film, TV and video games. Each tossup will consist of 6-7 lines ...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PSSAB 2019 @ Penn State (3/16/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

Re: PSSAB 2019 @ Penn State (3/16/19)

PACE has designated Penn State Spring Academic Bowl 2019 as a gold qualifier: Congratulations! PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has designated your tournament, Penn State Spring Academic Tournament 2019, as a gold NSC qualifier. This means that the top 20% of teams in your ...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

PACE has designated both halves of KSI as platinum qualifiers: Congratulations! PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has designated your tournament, Keystone State Invitational, as a platinum NSC qualifier. This means that the top 25% of teams in your tournament (rounded up to ...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 17
Views: 8137

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

Last five SCT announcements, with site announcement timelines reconstructed as best as I can determine: 2014 : sites announced starting mid October to early December 2015 : sites announced starting early November through... January, kind of (weird stuff happened this year) 2016 : sites announced sta...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: PSSAB 2019 @ Penn State (3/16/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1902

PSSAB 2019 @ Penn State (3/16/19)

Penn State Quiz Bowl will be hosting Penn State Spring Academic Bowl 2019 on March 16th, 2019. We will be using NAQT's IS-184A question set. Unlike our previous tournament, Nittany Lion Novice IV, there will not be eligibility restrictions on who may play. We will be seeking PACE qualifier status fo...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

The second event for this tournament will use the Florida Spring Tournament question set.
by Victor Prieto
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

Penn State Spring Academic Bowl (March 16th) will be a separate tournament from KSI, both hosted by Penn State. I just hadn't posted an announcement for Penn State Spring yet on the forums, but did set up the registration system with NAQT. The GPQB regional calendar is up to date and has the relevan...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA Tournaments 2018-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

Re: PA Tournaments 2018-2019

We have decided to move Penn State Spring back a week to March 16th, and just announced Keystone State Invitational for March 30-31.
by Victor Prieto
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Re: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

This post reserved for field updates. Both fields are capped at 18 teams. NAQT Tournament Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators) Allderdice (2/1/1) Delaware Valley (1/0/0) Downingtown East (1/1/0) Great Valley (1/1/0) Henderson (1/1/1) Huntingdon (1/1/0) Ithaca (NY) (1/2/0) Kanadesaga Academy (NY) (1/2/0)...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)
Replies: 13
Views: 5236

Keystone State Invitational (March 30-31, 2019)

Penn State Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the inaugural Keystone State Invitational (KSI), taking place on March 30th and 31st, 2019. We hope that this event will provide an opportunity for teams in the two halves of the state to play one another, in a way that has been long discussed but never pu...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 6855

Re: Please codify eligibility restrictions for your novice tournament

...just because people who are not enrolled in school are ineligible to play regular season tournaments does not mean that the TD has to verify that all contestants are actually enrolled in school. The burden of verifying eligibility is on the team. If the tournament director has reason to suspect ...
by Victor Prieto
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Collegiate outreach ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 2707

Re: Collegiate outreach ideas

One thing that worked out pretty well for us this year is to hold a tiny intramural tournament that lasted only three rounds between four teams. It wasn't at all an official event, we were just trying to simulate the upcoming novice tournament at Carnegie Mellon in a very compressed timeframe. We pu...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 4582

Re: PACE Writing Mentorship Program

There are 30 days left to apply for the program. If you're interested in participating, you should apply soon - we cannot accommodate many more mentees in the program, and your chances of being accepted do depend on the number of applicants previously accepted. Thank you!
by Victor Prieto
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Player tossup etiquette
Replies: 23
Views: 7504

Re: Player tossup etiquette

I would only recommend for close matches, when there's less than a 200 point margin. I personally find it rude/insulting if your trying to stall against a comeback when you up 300 points and their are 3 toss-ups left. This is absolutely true. This isn't pro football, this is quizbowl, where players...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: Fall 2018 Open Tournament?
Replies: 13
Views: 5622

Re: Fall 2018 Open Tournament?

This isn't exactly fair to Jordan - he didn't misrepresent his thing as equivalent to a standard open tournament, he just said "an announcement is coming soon about an open tournament." You badgered him into revealing information before he wanted to, then condemned the effort as doomed to fail befor...
by Victor Prieto
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 4582

Re: PACE Writing Mentorship Program

PACE has decided to extend the deadline for applications from July 31st to October 31st. We've received many great applications, and we hope to see some more. There is a limit on how many writers we will be accepting into the program, so it is still in your best interest to apply earlier rather than...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 4582

Re: PACE Writing Mentorship Program

Hello,

This is just a reminder that this program is ongoing and still accepting applications for the next several weeks. A handful applicants have been accepted and have begun their initial writing assignments.

Thank you!
by Victor Prieto
Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 3980

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

Hi, popping in to say that Naveed is right about this, there are numerous old discussion groups dating back to 2014 that are cluttering things up a bit and it would be great if someone could archive them.
by Victor Prieto
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 4582

Re: PACE Writing Mentorship Program

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis through July 31st. I put that date on the application, I'll also put it in my original post.
by Victor Prieto
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Writing Mentorship Program
Replies: 6
Views: 4582

PACE Writing Mentorship Program

PACE is pleased to announce a mentorship program for writers. Any high school graduate is welcome to apply for the program. We are looking for applicants of all experience levels, including those who have never written a question before and those who have written many questions. The motivation behin...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: PA Tournaments 2018-2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3502

Re: PA Tournaments 2018-2019

Penn State will be hosting Nittany Lion Novice IV on October 6th, 2018, and Penn State Spring on March 23rd, 2019. We have not yet selected the sets to be used.
by Victor Prieto
Mon May 21, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Congratulations to all the winners! 4th Scorer of the Year : Alston Boyd - Chicago Awarded to the best player who scored the lowest number of points on any team that competed at ICT or ACF Nationals. "Best" is defined as most valuable at securing wins for their team compared to the other players on ...
by Victor Prieto
Sun May 20, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Today is the last day to submit votes. We've had an impressive number of responses - I'll post the results tomorrow.
by Victor Prieto
Tue May 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

https://imgur.com/gallery/nvpX3D0.png I’m aware we are the big evil cabal, but as far as I know there’s still only one Chicago institution. Oops. Google actually automatically fixes it, so I'm not going to mess with it and accidentally delete data. It doesn't matter which Chicago is selected. Votin...
by Victor Prieto
Sun May 13, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Voting is now open . I waited for SMT to be clear first, questions submitted from SCT or ICT were not included in the ballot as they are still in use. I decided to dispense with the plan of excluding votes from the same region or affiliated institutions. It just got very complicated, although I wil...
by Victor Prieto
Mon May 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

What's the date range for considering best set/question of the year? Does it extend back to last summer, or only since September? Sorry I never responded to this - I was counting only sets since September. Nominations will close tonight, ballots for voting will be posted sometime tomorrow. Only one...
by Victor Prieto
Fri May 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Nominations are still open for a few more days. Pretty healthy number of nominations for most awards, but only two for newcomer of the year and one for best wrong answer of the year. In addition, I messed up the form for question of the year and wrong answer of the year, and didn't include a field f...
by Victor Prieto
Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Nominations are now live . Nominations will be open until May 7th. This list of awards is reproduced below. A full description of each award can be found in the form, after clicking through to that award. 4th Scorer of the Year Best Newcomer of the Year Best Set of the Year Best Wrong Answer of the...
by Victor Prieto
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

Personally, I think that amending the region requirement to just excluding votes from people at one's current institution would be a good compromise. This still requires a bunch of legwork on my end, but it's a reasonable compromise (I hope nominees are from less than 20 institutions, because havin...
by Victor Prieto
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

A few people have submitted suggestions for awards so far, but not very many. At the very least, there's some submissions that I'd like to highlight as inspiration for others, including some very goofy ones that I love. If you have any ideas (inspired by below), I'd encourage you to submit them here...
by Victor Prieto
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Re: Players Choice Awards

An Economic Ignoramus wrote:Do open tournaments competed in as a high schooler count as "collegiate" for these purposes?
I've adjusted the definition to make it more clear.
by Victor Prieto
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 50
Views: 20543

Players Choice Awards

Voting is now live for this year's awards. ___________ Based on the suggestion of Justin Hawkins from the players poll thread (and with his permission), I've decided to organize a quizbowl version of the Players Choice Awards. These awards are not intended to distract from the player poll, but inst...