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by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

Beginning next week (the week of June 24th) practices will be on Wednesday nights at 8 PM. Street parking is available and free at 8 on Seminary Place.

This week practice will be tomorrow, Monday, June 17th.
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Perhaps this is because I'm not super interested in a ton of the side events, but is there a reason side events are prioritized over a full main event? (I don't remember the poll, so maybe it was a question on the poll?). I'd personally prefer not to abbreviate the main event, but obviously whateve...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 970

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Perhaps this is because I'm not super interested in a ton of the side events, but is there a reason side events are prioritized over a full main event? (I don't remember the poll, so maybe it was a question on the poll?). I'd personally prefer not to abbreviate the main event, but obviously whatever...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 5751

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

People should all change their votes to scattergories pls :/
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

Cheynem wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:14 pm
I'm happy to staff unless you have a surplus of staffers, and then will join a team that needs someone who knows nothing.
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 5751

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Again, if you're part of an NYC-based institution (and I know there are a lot of you!), and you think you could potentially help provide rooms for this event, pleeeeease let me know. What about an NYC-adjacent institution? I know NYC proper would be preferable but surely a tournament in New Jersey ...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Replies: 1
Views: 279

NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

This summer the Rutgers team will be hosting open summer practices at the Academic Building on Rutgers' College Avenue Campus (the address is 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). If you are interested in attending, fill out this poll so we can decide on the best time for everyone. These prac...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 4
Views: 525

NJ Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Hey everyone! It's that time of the year again, so, without further ado, announce your NJ-area tournaments here! For reasons you can find in last year's date claims thread, this thread will once again be for NJ postings only. That said, we will include NY/lower CT/upper DE/western PA announcements a...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Rutgers A Nationals Submission
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: Rutgers A Nationals Submission

Here is our packet (annotated to mention what was used and who wrote what)
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Rutgers A Nationals Submission
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Rutgers A Nationals Submission

I'm thinking of reading Rutgers' Nationals submission at 8 PM EST tonight, if there is enough interest (kinda late notice, i know). If not I'll postpone to allow people to plan. Let me know! (here or in the discord)
by The Billiards Fool
Mon May 06, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 4197

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

was told to crosspost this from discord: Don’t mirror nationals sets after their corresponding nationals. Not being able to talk about question content really sucks. I feel that it legitimately hurts quizbowl’s social media presence when we can’t post about the actual content of the games, especial...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: California Summer Open(s)?
Replies: 15
Views: 3103

Re: California Summer Open(s)?

Cheynem wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Didn't This Must Be the Place get postponed for this year?
Yeah :/
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 7415

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

Why is literature the natural place to cut back? So yeah, you could make similar arguments that history is also ripe for a haircut. I guess some of this comes from the way the academy is currently structured ("history" questions are accessible to people with majors like Asian Studies, straight Hist...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 16393

Re: Player Poll 2019

Some folks I'd like to shill for (even though sometimes I assume they're already considered very good and me saying so will do nothing): (in lit) Jack Mehr should be high on your literature polls (in lit) Nathaniel Hull is a good literature player with solid generalist chops. I haven't researched we...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 1984

Re: ILLIAC at Brown

I don’t mean to impugn anyone, but in the future more advance notice would be helpful. Rutgers, for example, attended ILLIAC at JHU the day after PIANO and brought less players than anticipated because we weren’t sure this was happening (and I’ve talked to some other folks who have expressed similar...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Must Be The Place
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

Re: This Must Be The Place

Unfortunately we were all rather sidetracked by this or that and this tournament will not be ready by this summer. Our new goal is summer 2020, though it may be as early as Nats season 2020. Sorry for the delay!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

I would like to congratulate Maryland B on winning the tournament, with an overall record of 11-0. Thanks for coming out, and my apologies for any inconviniences that may have come up. Stats are avaliable here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5639/ Just out of preference, do y'all plan on post...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 15
Views: 3868

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

This was very well run and lots of fun (as was the set!). Thanks a ton to the writers and the JHU team/outside staffers!
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4297

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

James Hadley and I are currently playing this as a double and we’d appreciate some teammates (especially if you know science/rmpss). Message me if you’re interested in getting whallopped alongside us!
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 3737

Re: CO Matchmaking

If anyone wants a middling history and visual arts player who can sometimes get a little lit (but probably not much) message me!
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3015

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

This was lots of fun. Thanks to Alex and the UMD team for both a very well run tournament and a fun set!
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2132

Re: Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)

Just a non-participant snooping on my former HS's stats but it seems possible there is an error in the Biotech v. Trinity A game (unless Biotech actually bageled 12 bonuses).
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 4297

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Are there plans for side events?
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

There seems to be a discrepancy between the stats on HSQB and the stats on NAQT. Penn D is shown to have a 10-4 overall record and Columbia C a 8-6 overall record on NAQT while HSQB shows Penn D to have a 9-5 record and Columbia C a 9-5 record. Also, HSQB shows Columbia C's PPB to be 20.72 while NA...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

At Saturday's tournament, following the 14 round schedule in D2 all teams were required to wait upwards of 30 minutes to determine if any ties needed to be broken. Johns Hopkins B, Princeton C, and Swarthmore were determined to be in a 3-way tie for fifth, and played on half-packets to determine fi...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

We're finalizing some stats stuff up today but congratulations to our winners, Columbia A in Di and Maryland B in Dii. Congrats also to JHU A, who defeated UMD A in a tiebreaker game to take second place in Di. In Dii Columbia B and Penn C took second and third. As Eric has rightfully pointed out, I...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Because our fields are currently at 11 and 19 (and how incredibly convenient it would be to be at 12/20 or at least 12/19 or 11/20) I have opened registration until Thursday. If any teams have any more teams they would like to sign up I encourage people to sign up asap! EDIT: also we can never get e...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 4366

Re: NJ Date Claims 2018-19

Rutgers will be hosting NJ States on April 20, 2019 on a TBD set
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Few reminders:

There is about a week left before the registration deadline!

We need as many buzzers as we can get so if you have any you're not bringing or if you know where to access some let me know!
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 5157

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Since this may be relevant for A values, I believe the current stat sheet doesn't reflect the actual final standings. Rutgers A and Columbia B both went 3-2 in the playoff bracket (including games carried over from prelims as specified by the schedule). Because we lost to Columbia C in the morning (...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 5157

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Swarthmore is a really good place to run tournaments, so I'm delighted that the team and the local staff pool has stepped up to the plate. Rebecca was a very helpful/communicative TD who made sure I didn't misfire with buying too early of a bus on the way back. I had a great day and I think the res...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 3009

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

Overlap is a good thing! If you have subject overlap (even within the same subcategory) it helps alot both on bonuses—big help for converting hard parts where one of you can help lead the other by providing helpful context—and for covering each other's bad games. I know that this requires convincing...
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Field updates (for ease of visibility I'll keep an updated field here): Division I Columbia A Columbia B Delaware A Georgetown A Gettysburg A Johns Hopkins A Johns Hopkins B Maryland A NYU A Penn A Penn B Princeton A (in process) Division II Columbia C Columbia D Delaware B Georgetown B Georgetown ...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 4151

NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Hello! I am happy to announce that Rutgers University (New Brunswick) will be hosting the Northeast site of the Sectional Championship Tournament on February 9, 2019. Location: The tournament will take place at Scott Hall. The address for the building is 43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. A...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 7965

Re: Spartan Housewrite Playtest Discord Mirror December 22, 2018

Sam Braunfeld and I are looking for teammates (to occupy that tenth spot in the team formation sheet I imagine). Doesn't really matter what you specialize in but biochem or lit would probably be the most helpful! PM or email me if you're interested EDIT: We good. Chandler and Joelle have joined us E...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: What Constitutes Good Moderating
Replies: 10
Views: 3866

Re: What Constitutes Good Moderating

One thing that I've appreciated in good readers, and that I've been consciously trying to copy, is that when they're reading, it's never ambiguous what the question is asking for. Usually they do this by putting a little more emphasis on this person each time the phrase appears, or this empire , et...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)

Congratulations to Columbia (Rafael Krichevsky, Jackson Painter, Julia Tong, and Gerhart Hinkle) on winning Sun God @ Rutgers yesterday. Full stats can be found here . Thank you to everyone who came out and staffed (shoutout to all of the wonderful outside staffers: Caroline Mao, Aaron Cohen, Samuel...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)

Stats will be kept live-ish here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/53 ... ound_2%29/

(this will exclude Round 5, which will be posted after scoring prizes are given out because suspense is fun)
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 16626

Re: ACF Regionals 2019: January 26, 2019

Will there be a different deadline schedule for teams who wish to submit but do not have to? (I believe Fall just moved every discount one deadline back)
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)

We'd like to finalize the field in the next day or two so if anyone else would like to sign up please do so ASAP!
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2976

Re: Penn Bowl Mirror at Harvard (10/27/18)

me, in the wrong post wrote:This was super fun and super well run (and I'm now getting home before 4 AM because the tournament ran super well). Thanks!
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/28/17)
Replies: 6
Views: 3691

Re: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/28/17)

This was super fun and super well run (and I'm now getting home before 4 AM because the tournament ran super well). Thanks!

EDIT: "now" not "not"
EDIT: uhhhh turns out I was not here wrong year
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 4189

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

I played the entirety of the set (save for one bye round) at the Yale site yesterday, and I had a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to taking a peek at the detailed stats for our site when they become available. I've updated the OP with links to this past weekend's site-specific stats. The combined f...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 5458

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

EFT was awesome. Thanks for the set! My thoughts are best summed up as Chris': I want to single out this set for praise, because it's actually quite a difficult thing to write a good "regular-minus" set, and the editors did a pretty solid job with this one. I have some concerns that it inched a bit ...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Re: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)

This post is reserved for field updates:
School | # Teams | # Buzzers | # Staffers:
NYU | 3 | 1 | 1
"Vichois' Black Forest Organic Gummy Boys" and "The Other Team" | 2 | 4 | 0
Princeton | 2 | 1 | 1
Penn | 1 | 2 | 0
Columbia | 1 | 0 | 0
Rutgers | an amount | 0 | alot
Field: 9/20
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)
Replies: 4
Views: 2753

Sun God Invitational @ Rutgers University (11/10/18)

Hello! I am happy to announce that Rutgers University (New Brunswick) will be hosting a mirror of Sun God Invitational on November 10, 2018. Location The tournament will take place (as of now) at Scott Hall. The address for the building is 43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. A searchable map...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Must Be The Place
Replies: 5
Views: 2981

This Must Be The Place

Hello! I am excited to announce a new side event written by myself, Jack Mehr, JJ Tsai, Chandler West, Erik Christensen, Rudra Ranganathan, and Harris Bunker. Our aim is for this to be played at side events and (possibly) high school nationals. The set will consist of at least 8 packets of 20 questi...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)
Replies: 9
Views: 4382

Re: Scarlet Knight Fall @ Rutgers University (9/22/2018)

That'll be fixed soon. Stats aren't complete but they should be later tonight.