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by Saltasassi
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

Free agents can now sign up via a Google spreadsheet. OP has been updated with the link.
by Saltasassi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

Re: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

We've received permission from Penn to allow open teams at this tournament, within reason. ("Superteams" will not be allowed and will be broken up by the host). The OP has been updated accordingly.
by Saltasassi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20
Replies: 2
Views: 1002

2018 Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/20

The Northern California mirror of Penn Bowl will take place at Stanford University on October 20. If you'd like to register, please shoot an email to me (jenniey@stanford.edu">jenniey@stanford.edu) and Jonchee Kao (jonchee.kao@berkeley.edu). If you'd like to sign up as a free agent, add yourself to ...
by Saltasassi
Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10
Replies: 0
Views: 388

2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10

The Northern California mirror of EFT will take place at Stanford University on November 10, 2018. (We realize this isn't exactly "early fall" but it works out best for the tournament calendar.) If you'd like to register, please shoot an email to me (jenniey@stanford.edu) and Jonchee Kao (jonchee.ka...
by Saltasassi
Wed May 30, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34051

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

I really hope that NAQT as an organization takes the words of the community to heart. As a member of the Northern California circuit, I feel like we are particularly threatened by Matt Bruce's presence in NAQT, as it affects us at a regional level on top of the NCTs. (He was present at our mirror of...
by Saltasassi
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

We ran Eyes That Do No See after the conclusion, shoot-out style. After 10 rounds and tiebreakers (110 tossups total), here were the scores: Stephen Liu 25/19/28 - 425 Aseem Keyal 12/19/8 - 330 Nathan Weiser 7/7/5 - 150 Rahul Keyal 5/6/5 - 65 Eric Chen 0/3/0 - 30 Ankit Aggarwal 0/2/5 - -5 Pranav Siv...
by Saltasassi
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

Congratulations to Berkeley A for winning Stanford's mirror of WAO II! There was a circle of death among Berkeley A, The Lads (Liu/Nguyen/Sutherlin/Gossiaux), and The World According to GARP (Bentley/Gurram/Wang/Aggarwal). The Lads defeated GARP in a play-in game for the right to play Berkeley A (se...
by Saltasassi
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18
Replies: 3
Views: 1891

WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the second edition of WAO on Saturday, January 27, 2018. You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu). WAO is a packet-submission-optional tournament; ple...
by Saltasassi
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 5207

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

Hello everyone, Thank you all for playing this year's edition of Fall. I apologize for any errors that appeared in my slice of the distribution (including the Concerto for Orchestra thing @Sameer and the bad lead-in for the march bonus @everyone). It's been my hardest academic quarter ever, by a lon...
by Saltasassi
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21

Hi everyone,

I've updated the field to reflect all of the registrations we've had so far. We are also capping the field at 11 teams to reflect the number of rooms we have available.
by Saltasassi
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 12050

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

We just used the electronic scoring system at Stanford's mirror today. We had some logistical setbacks in the morning that really slowed us down, and the overhead of having to fill out team rosters and stuff didn't necessarily help. But, after everything got settled, it worked really well. I persona...
by Saltasassi
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Collegiate Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 2867

Re: New Collegiate Writers

Here are some thoughts from someone who's very much a fledgling writer: My introduction to the world of writing/editing was very much a right-place-right-time situation. Last year, I had the (mis?)fortune of being new to a team in the thick of writing a nats-minus tournament ("stanford housewrite")....
by Saltasassi
Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 17502

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Yep. Also: Jennie's editing ACF Fall, and I'm working on Penn Bowl (and a time-consuming thesis paper), and two of our incoming freshmen are working on the Stevenson set. Given our loss of personnel over the summer (plus our commitment to hosting multiple tournaments this year), I'm offended by the...
by Saltasassi
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 at Stanford, 11/4
Replies: 2
Views: 1347

ACF Fall 2017 at Stanford, 11/4

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club is pleased to announce the Northern California mirror of the 2017 iteration of ACF Fall, brought to you by Jonathan Magin and friends (including me!), on Saturday, November 4, 2017 . Here is the original ACF Fall announcement: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by Saltasassi
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21
Replies: 3
Views: 2129

Penn Bowl 2017 at Stanford, 10/21

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the latest edition of Penn Bowl, brought to you by Eric Mukherjee and friends, on Saturday, October 21, 2017 . You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu...
by Saltasassi
Sat Aug 05, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 EFT at Stanford, 10/15 (Sunday)
Replies: 2
Views: 2186

2017 EFT at Stanford, 10/15 (Sunday)

The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the new Early Fall Tournament, head-edited by Will Alston, on Sunday, October 15, 2017 . You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu). For general informa...
by Saltasassi
Mon May 29, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 20903

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

ONE YEAR LATER IT HAPPENS AGAIN just replace Dallas with my layover in Houston and you know the drill. Maybe I should just avoid Texas for future HSNCT-related travels... As I type this, I am in my tenth hour of sitting in the Dallas Love Field airport, which made me think of this thread. I was supp...
by Saltasassi
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)
Replies: 37
Views: 13691

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2016–17)

vengefulsweatermensch wrote:
Your Feline Genome wrote:My teammate Ali Saeed and I are both going to Stanford University and plan to play quizbowl.
:party: :party: :party:
what he said
by Saltasassi
Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford American Tournament @ Stanford, 3/19
Replies: 2
Views: 1181

Re: Oxford American Tournament @ Stanford, 3/19

Stanford beat Berkeley A in the first round of an advantage final to win this tournament. Thanks to all the players who came out to participate, thanks to our moderators Dennis Sun and Neil Gurram, and thanks to Oxford for writing the set. Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tourna...
by Saltasassi
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Stanford (02/18/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3124

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Stanford (02/18/17)

Congratulations to Berkeley A for winning the West Coast mirror of ACF Regionals, clearing the field by 2 games to end up with an 11-0 record. Berkeley B came in second at 9-2. Thank you to all the teams who came out to play this tournament especially to all of our wonderful staff (James Bradbury, A...
by Saltasassi
Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Re: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29

Thanks to everyone who came out to Stanford's mirror of Penn Bowl 2016! Congratulations to Berkeley A, who cleared the field to win the tournament. Many thanks to our staffers, Ankit Aggarwal, James Bradbury, Austin Brownlow, and Nikhil Desai, for all their help yesterday. (They certainly made my li...
by Saltasassi
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

The stats have now been fixed and uploaded to to the tournament's listing on the database.
by Saltasassi
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

Thanks to all teams who came out to this tournament yesterday! Congratulations to Berkeley A for their win (and sorry you had to play so many finals!) This tournament could not have run so well without such wonderful staffers. Thanks to Jay Bhasin, James Bradbury, Jim Puls, and Ankit Aggarwal for be...
by Saltasassi
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

A few teams have dropped/been reformed as of this morning. The field now reflects these changes.
by Saltasassi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

We have reached 10 teams for this tournament, so unless there's a sudden influx of 2 more teams, we will be closing the field.
by Saltasassi
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29
Replies: 1
Views: 1370

Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29

Stanford will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the 2016 iteration of Penn Bowl. You can register by posting in this thread or emailing me (jenniey@stanford.edu), and you can also contact me with any other questions you may have about this tournament. If you'd like to learn more about the...
by Saltasassi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 3523

EFT at Stanford, 10/15

Stanford University will be hosting the Northern California mirror of EFT on October 15, 2016. You can register by posting in this thread or sending me an email (jenniey@stanford.edu). You're also free to send me any questions you might have about the tournament. For general information about EFT, y...
by Saltasassi
Mon May 30, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 20903

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

As I type this, I am in my tenth hour of sitting in the Dallas Love Field airport, which made me think of this thread. I was supposed to fly back to school after HSNCT at 8 pm on Sunday. There was lightning around the Dallas area, so a lot of flights were being delayed by an hour or two, including m...
by Saltasassi
Sun May 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 8029

Re: Specific question discussion

I'm not qualified to comment on most things, but in the effort to voice more of our positive reactions to questions sets, I just wanted to say how excited I was about the lead-in to the Beethoven 5 tossup. I've had to read Hoffmann's review in both of the music history classes I've taken this year, ...
by Saltasassi
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 6105

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The Handel/Harmonious Blacksmith/courante bonus was on me. From what I've been able to find, the courante in French courts the 17th century was a very slow dance, but courantes of other places/eras are definitely quicker. In hindsight, I definitely should have more specific with what I was describin...
by Saltasassi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications
Replies: 17
Views: 7119

Re: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications

Quizbowl was a pretty sizable part of my apps, for sure. Under the Awards/Honors stuff, I listed my most easily-digestible quizbowl awards (e.g. All-State or anything with a nice title to it). My Common App essay was all about quizbowl, but specifically how I got my school's team to switch from play...
by Saltasassi
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 16865

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I'm going to Stanford and hope to play quizbowl there.
by Saltasassi
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 51482

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

May I see the tossup on etudes? I buzzed in at some point with "piano etudes" and was eventually ruled incorrect. I don't remember all the clues that I heard, but from what I do remember, the Ligeti and Chopin things mentioned at that point were all for piano. The clue about Gradus ad Parnassum that...
by Saltasassi
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DONTQUIT at Stevenson (IL): MUT mirror on April 5
Replies: 13
Views: 5223

Re: DONTQUIT at Stevenson (IL): MUT mirror on April 5

Thanks to Stevenson for hosting and to Jonah for running this. Despite a few mishaps that happened before the start of the first match, it was overall a pretty well-run tournament.
by Saltasassi
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 54409

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Auburn will be the clear favorite to win, with teams like Latin, Fremd, Bloomington, and Springfield duking it out for second place.
As of right now, Fremd will not be attending ATROPHY.
by Saltasassi
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 5393

Re: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014

Fremd Sectional Results:

1. Fremd
2. Fenton
3. Evanston
4. Loyola

Congrats to all teams who played today! Our final match against Fenton was extremely close. Hats off to them for such a good game!
by Saltasassi
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 54409

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It looks like Masonic Sectional assignments are up!

http://www.masonicbowl.org/index.html#

Good luck to everyone in a few weeks!
by Saltasassi
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 54409

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It’s hard to follow up comments from the esteemed Morgan Venkus, so instead I’ll talk about teams he did not mention (and thus technically ranked below Loyola, which probably isn't what he meant to do.) Wheaton North has pretty consistently been in the top half of the field at most of the major tour...
by Saltasassi
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 54409

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It's been at least a month since we've had any sort of discussion, but there have been several tournaments since then, which means that we've had a lot of results to look at. It seems that prior to the start of the tournament season, IMSA A was considered a heavy favorite for the top team in Illinoi...