Search found 254 matches

by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 22
Views: 3057

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Would people be open to running something Friday night of ICT, or do teams generally get in too late for that?
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 71
Views: 13145

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:28 am
touchpack wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:18 am
Can you guys decide on a date soon? I work ~26 weekends a year and need to request time off well in advance.
As someone flying in, I heavily second this.
It would be really nice if this could get resolved soon!
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community
Replies: 3
Views: 951

Re: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community

Hi Samir, glad you found the forums! How is one supposed to interact with the online community? What's the "ultimate purpose" for doing so? I'm sure lots of people will have something to say about this, but I like talking about quizbowl and talking to quizbowlers. It's also fun to get to know quizbo...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 1963

Is Festivus happening?

It is a time-honored quizbowl tradition to read packets on Festivus, December 23rd. This year, that is a Sunday, so it's unusually convenient for those of us who work full-time. Usually a post about Festivus is made sometime in November(!), so I was wondering whether it's happening this year. There ...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 71
Views: 13145

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

I just also think that hosting the only Midwest mirror in Minnesota is more dumb, What part of "Minnesotans wrote for this" do you not get? seeing as Minnesota is basically the least convenient possible site in the Midwest (short of, like, Michigan Tech). Michigan Tech! A great example of a team th...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 71
Views: 13145

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Expecting Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State, plus any other interested Ohio schools, to travel great distances for the second year in a row is pretty unreasonable, not to mention that the existence of an OSU site should be more convenient for Chicagoland people, who now have a site that's ov...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4301

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I didn't read the set [speculation] What kinds of note clues were being used? [speculation] Perhaps it would be prudent to get a copy of the set before making these sorts of comments and musings, especially when (emphasis mine): I want to correct some formatting issues before I upload the set, so m...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10
Replies: 3
Views: 1659

Re: 2018 EFT at Stanford, 11/10

What does the field look like right now?
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database
Replies: 4
Views: 1478

Re: Quiz Bowl Staffer Database

Thanks for working on this, this will be useful to a lot of people. Will all of the staffers' information be available on the front page, or will viewing information of staffers near you require entering a query? If the former, will this be indexed by search engines? If the latter, are the people li...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (EFT @ UCF) Early Fall Tournament at U of Central Florida
Replies: 3
Views: 1181

Re: (EFT @ UCF) Early Fall Tournament at U of Central Florida

In case you go looking for it (like I did), stats are indeed up, and they're here. :smile:
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1756

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I think it would be a good idea to have an annual top-down project in which we go through every school on the list and verify that the contact info is current and actually works. Plenty of people forget to update the old list when they leave their club, I've been burned by outdated contact info in ...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1988

Re: JaMES: How well do you know your Bible? (Summer 2020)

I look forward to getting my ass kicked by Mike Cheyne and getting mad about the lack of apocrypha. :grin:

Because you mentioned emphasizing "concepts" and "objects," I'd love to know at some point what your guys' preferred translation(s) is/are.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 9
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I hope everyone's enjoyed the first few mirrors of EFT! We've recently agreed to let a high school tournament at Solon use the set in February, 2019 . Please be aware that this set will not be clear for an unusually long amount of time, and refrain from discussing it in public. I'll update our list ...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

I am very pleased to announce that IAC, the umbrella organization that includes NHBB, is joining PACE, NAQT, and ACF on the misconduct reporting form task force. We are very excited to work with our colleagues Jason Russell (Director, IAC US Middle School/Elementary Division) and Niki Peters (Region...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

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

Thanks for your patience on stats! Echoing Tejas' call to join the private discussion forum...it's not a playtest mirror for nothin'. :smile:
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

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

Thanks to everyone who has signed up on the spreadsheet so far! We're in serious need of two more staffers, and are willing to pay for your time (see the OP), so if you are available, please consider helping us out and staffing for this tournament. A logistics email will be coming soon for players,...
by Aaron's Rod
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

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

A reminder that this is in a week, and please get your registrations in today. We are still seeking paid staff!
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: IQBTee Shirts
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

Re: IQBTee Shirts

Can you explain the "girl fifteen" one with the whale? I guess "girl power" (?), but what's with the whale?
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Open NASAT Mirror @ UMN, 8/18
Replies: 8
Views: 2460

Re: Open NASAT Mirror @ UMN, 8/18

I'm guessing the score in game 9 between Greater East Naperville Co-Prosperity Sphere and I Fell During Bite the Box and Now I Have This Scab Team is incorrect, so if any of the participants in that game have the real score, let me know. Otherwise, it will take me a while to check the scoresheet. I...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 3089

EFT Open Discord Mirror (09/22/2018)

Continuing this set’s proud tradition of online playtesting, I am pleased to announce the open test mirror of the 2018 Early Fall Tournament , which will be held on this Discord channel on September 22nd, 2018, starting at 11 AM EDT. I will be running the tournament. You can register here . Please r...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 39
Views: 9042

Re: Best Film Player

You can really see how different whims of different authors influence how someone's film knowledge is rewarded or not. John Lawrence's line at FILM, while nothing to sneeze at, was just pretty good (and no superpowers, if I recall), but he then utterly destroyed my event. Agreed. Carsten's performa...
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Misconduct Reporting Form
Replies: 9
Views: 4947

Re: Misconduct Reporting Form

The misconduct form has a small personnel changes due to PACE's 2018-2019 elections--Sarah Angelo has replaced David Reinstein as one of PACE's representatives. (I also am no longer representing PACE on the form, but I'm staying on through ACF.) David was instrumental in getting all of this done, an...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 15149

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

Auks Ran Ova wrote:We could also just combine teams into whatever numbers work. Not really a big deal if some side events end up 5-on-5, if that's the most convenient way to allow everyone to play.
Yeah, this is a tournament in Illinois, surely 5v5 is acceptable.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 15149

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

Cheynem wrote: -Rapture (as shootout)
There's currently 25 people signed up for RAPTURE. I know that this is short notice to complain, but especially since there's plenty of staff signed up, is there any way we can make this a teams event?
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where Stats Go
Replies: 13
Views: 4091

Re: Where Stats Go

I could not agree more with this. The quizbowl community is incredibly blessed to have people who are willing to work on very useful projects for free, and for no particular organization, simply because they should be done. (I have Harry White's player search saved on my bookmarks bar and I use it f...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 15149

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

Hey everyone, We will be holding the event in room 146 of the Armory. We recommend people park at the main library. We will be aiming to start at 8:45 on both days so try to arrive at 8:15-8:30. Additionally, anyone who staffs, and brings a laptop, will be given a free entry to a side event for eac...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 10092

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

thebluehawk1 wrote: Minnesota: No clue
Loses Jason Asher.
thebluehawk1 wrote:Northwestern: no Clue
Loses Greg Peterson.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 10126

Re: WORLDSTAR

A discussion forum for this set has been created; if you've played, you can request access by going to User Control Panel > Usergroups.
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 9
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

List of Mirrors Online mirror (open): Discord, 09/22 Great Lakes: University of Michigan, 09/29 Mid-Atlantic: University of Maryland, 09/29 Lower Midwest: WUSTL, 10/06 Upper Midwest: University of Minnesota, 10/06 New England: Yale, 10/13 Canada: Carleton University, 10/13 Northwest: Boise State, 1...
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 9
Views: 6808

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan wrote:Are there any updates on mirror sites of this tournament?
I've been contacted by and am contacting some sites--stay tuned!
Coach Jim wrote:Is there a confirmed DATE for this tournament?
We'd like to have an online mirror on September 22nd, with in-person mirrors starting on September 29th and afterwards.
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Side Event Open - 8/11/18
Replies: 92
Views: 15149

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

ThisIsMyUsername wrote:Since there is now time for it, if there is any interest in a one-room shootout of Imaginary Landscape No. 4, please let me know.
I would definitely staff this if people are interested!
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Imaginary Landscape No. 4
Replies: 23
Views: 5914

Re: Imaginary Landscape No. 4

CO Trash and IL 4 went Extremely Long and Incredibly Late (much like pre-Classical music in the lower room [thinking emoji]) but this set was an absolute blast to play. The set had something for everyone, and we had such an incredibly fun, energetic crowd; that is, we made hilarious faces and cursed...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes 2017-18
Replies: 2
Views: 2815

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes 2017-18

We have lots of membership changes to announce! Jasper Lee, Richard Yu, Nathan Weiser, Daniel Hothem, Chris Greenwood, and Max Schindler have resigned from PACE. We wish them the best in their future endeavors. This summer, PACE would like to welcome the following 19(!) new members: Ben Anthony Case...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 4980

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

tfw you write like 4 questions from NSC and one of them generates a lot of discussion Specifically for Psalms, there are no other Biblical texts that people would write music for, and it says so much while well within power. There is also Genesis, and yes people set like, all of the Bible to music) ...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Cheynem wrote:Thanks for transcribing!
You're welcome!

I will not have a lot of time to transcribe for at least the next week and possibly the next few weeks. If anyone is impatient for it, they're welcome to transcribe the last 38 minutes; if not I'm happy to pick it back up the next time I'm able.
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Women in Quizbowl [8:15] Fred Morlan: Anyone else with anything on this subject? Okay, we'll go into the next one, which is, "How can we make quizbowl more appealing and inclusive to women in quizbowl?" Because I think that's been a big subject this past year, I think some progress has been made on...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Players and Coaches Conference: Hour Two [0:00] Fred Morlan: This is the second hour of the David Riley Memorial Coaches' and Players' Conference. I'm Fred Morlan, your MC. We're going to start by having everyone introduce themselves, going from right to left this time. So, please give your name, y...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Inclusivity Fred Morlan: Joe Bluth just rode by on a Segway because we can now transition to talking about how can quizbowl–I can't think of the right question, I'm just stumbling along here, very professional–one question is, somebody brought up, if quizbowl is too inclusive, and the specific stat...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 3878

Re: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

Hello everyone! You can download this year's conference at the following links. Hour one (even though it's only half an hour due to a recording error) Hour two I hope everyone enjoyed this year's conference. As always, if you have any feedback, you can post here or email me at fredmorlan@gmail.com....
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

Re: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conferenc

Transitioning from high school to college Fred Morlan: Hi, and welcome to "the first half hour" of the Coaches' Conference. [Laughter.] Due to a recording error, we lost the past thirty-seven minutes. Apologies, but if you really missed it, you would've been here. [Laughter.] Alex Damisch: Eric! FM...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 3246

TRANSCRIPT: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

As requested from the main thread . I tried to be as faithful as possible to what people said while still preserving readability, and I kept the sidebars because I thought they were funny. corrections should be submitted to me via private message or other means (i.e., preferably not on this thread)....
by Aaron's Rod
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend
Replies: 99
Views: 33105

Re: Evanston Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

Due to issues with the room reservation process at the University of Chicago, this tournament will instead be held at Northwestern University . :party: :party: :party: Tomate, Chicken Shack, here I come! :party: :party: :party: In all seriousness, if anyone wants food suggestions/needs any help wit...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 41499

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

In the spirit of full disclosure and ensuring all its customers are aware of the decision, will NAQT also be issuing this statement on its website or social media accounts? Perhaps this would also be an opportune time for NAQT to link to the misconduct reporting form (or either of the posts about i...
by Aaron's Rod
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 3878

Re: 2018 David Riley Players & Coaches Conference

Hello everyone! You can download this year's conference at the following links. Hour one (even though it's only half an hour due to a recording error) Hour two I hope everyone enjoyed this year's conference. As always, if you have any feedback, you can post here or email me at fredmorlan@gmail.com....
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirroring Thread: List of Dates
Replies: 18
Views: 6160

Re: NASAT Mirroring Thread: Preferred Weekend 6/23-24

Minnesota will be hosting their mirror on August 18. It's worth noting that this is a week after another open event at Illinois. Sorry, I never got back to this. Are you suggesting that these two events would be too close together? Maybe? I don't have a real job or anything, so it's tough to me to ...
by Aaron's Rod
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Seeking New Member Nominations - June 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 1374

PACE Seeking New Member Nominations - June 2018

It's that time of year again, quizbowlers! The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is again seeking nominations for new members ! Nominations are due to secretary Michael Hundley at secretary@pace-nsc.org by Wednesday, June 20 at 11:59 PM Eastern time. PACE has many objectives, which inc...
by Aaron's Rod
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: How to be Better at Being an Ally
Replies: 9
Views: 4044

Re: How to be Better at Being an Ally

I really love Olivia's actionable tips about things allies can do. I'd like to expand upon it with some real-life experiences that I've had with quizbowlers where I was thankful for people using their male privilege for good (or just realizing they have it!), in hopes that they also serve as good ex...
by Aaron's Rod
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 21457

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

Players, coaches, staffers, spectators, and others are encouraged to fill out our survey about 2018 PACE NSC:
http://tinyurl.com/nscsurvey2018
by Aaron's Rod
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 21457

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!

Wayzata G (Tora Husar, Clark Smith, Max Shatan, Fred Zhang) beat Insular Back-Biting (William Golden, Jack Lewis, Alex Schmidt, Jeffrey Qiu) in the All-Star Game with a very normal score of 100-72.
by Aaron's Rod
Thu May 31, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Keep the Faith
Replies: 4
Views: 2980

Keep the Faith

Man, is anyone else having the week that I'm having? Taking off PACE/ACF/what-have-you affiliations to talk here, except maybe as a reporting form person... I am heartened by the extremely robust community response in the past 24 hours to the Matt Bruce situation. (Extra warm thank yous to those of ...