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by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3097

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Jumping in to say that this year's Auburn Invitational will be on February 16 using IS-181. I'll do my best to post an announcement and email coaches next week.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)

This tournament happened! Florida A won the tournament, going 10-0 to clear the field. Georgia Tech A finished in second. Thanks to Florida and Georgia Tech for coming out, all of our staffers who ran the tournament, and to Casey Bindas for driving in to staff. Stats can be found here: http://hsquiz...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)

Here's a copy of the logistics email I just sent out. This is the logistics email for Penn Bowl at Auburn University on Saturday, 10/27. The field is as follows (teams/buzzers): Auburn: 1/1 Florida: 2/1 Georgia Tech: 3/1 We will do a double round robin, followed by an advantaged final if necessary. ...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at Georgia Tech (10/13)
Replies: 7
Views: 1674

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at Georgia Tech (10/13)

JKHtay wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Stats!
The Auburn A-Georgia Tech A game is incorrectly entered as ending 295-70 (Tech is given 0 ppb.) I think the final score was 295-240 or so.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 13685

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - November 3rd, 2018

Can the list of submitted packets be updated please?
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELLED--Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament-10/6/18 (WHAQ III)
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament-10/6/18 (WHAQ III)

Due to lack of interest, this tournament has been cancelled.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)

FIELD: (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)

Auburn (1/1/many)
Florida (2/1/0)
Georgia Tech (3/1/0)
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Penn Bowl @ Auburn (10/27/18)

I am pleased to announce that Auburn University will be hosting the Southeast mirror of Penn Bowl on Saturday, October 27, 2018. The tournament will be hosted on the Auburn University campus in the Haley Center (351 W Thach Concourse, Auburn, AL 36849). This is a closed tournament, but high schools ...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3097

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Announcement for Auburn Fall Kickoff using WHAQ III is now up: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 20#p349120. I'll try to send out emails to coaches by Monday afternoon.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELLED--Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament-10/6/18 (WHAQ III)
Replies: 2
Views: 618

Re: Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament-10/6/18 (WHAQ III)

This post reserved for field updates.

FIELD (teams/buzzers/staffers):
Creekside Christian Academy (1/0/0)*1JV
Hewitt-Trussville (1/1/1)
Smiths Station (2/0/0)*1JV
Southside (1/0/0)
Sylacauga (2/2/0) *1JV

TOTAL: (7/3/1), 3 JV
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: CANCELLED--Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament-10/6/18 (WHAQ III)
Replies: 2
Views: 618

CANCELLED--Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament-10/6/18 (WHAQ III)

I am pleased to announce that the Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 . The tournament will be hosted on the Auburn University campus in the Haley Center (351 W Thach Concourse, Auburn, AL 36849) . This tournament will be open to all interested high school team...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2018-2019
Replies: 33
Views: 3097

Re: Alabama 2018-2019

Auburn will likely host twice this year, once again on an IS set (#177) probably around February, and a fall tournament on October 6th using the WHAQ III set. I'm not sure what we'll call the upcoming tournament yet, but probably something like Auburn Fall Kickoff Tournament. I should have an announ...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sat Jul 28, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Are there any updates on mirror sites of this tournament?
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Thanks, Chris! Personally, I'd be interested in playing either of Words and Objects or WORLDSTAR, and can staff anything else if I'm around.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18
Replies: 17
Views: 2492

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia College: August 18

Auburn will be there again this year! We'll also probably be searching 1 or 2 additional teammates, as we'll probably only bring 2-3. Can bring a set of buzzers also. Do you know how many rounds will be played?
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature Online - June 23rd
Replies: 14
Views: 2842

Re: Historature Online - June 23rd

Can I be added to a team for this? I'll be at work but I'll have my laptop +spotty wifi and should only have to tune out for a few questions every now and then.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror: Date Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 829

Re: NASAT Online Mirror

Would you be open to me just playing packets 11-20 on one of the Sundays? I plan on playing at the Valencia site but I'll probably only hear the first 10 again this year there.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun May 20, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GMX: Soul of a Planet – May 25, Atlanta
Replies: 10
Views: 3747

Re: GMX: Soul of a Planet – May 25, Atlanta

I can staff this. I've added my name to the spreadsheet.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1003

Re: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

The one thing I wanted to comment on from this set is that in 10 packets, I believe I only heard one tossup that clued from Latin American and/or African Lit. I realize World and Ancient lit were combined for 1/1 but 1 tossup on those two major areas in world lit (in the first 10 packets) seems less...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 3444

Re: Spartan Housewrite (Regular difficulty, January 2019)

4/4 History 1/1 American 1/1 European 1.5/1.5 World 0.5/0.5 Other This distribution is standard except for the .75/.75 chemistry because we felt that much of collegiate chemistry has significant overlap with physics and biology, so there will be some cross disciplinary questions there. We also felt...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

I'm not sure this is actually precedented, but I think it would be nice to have a novice/Fall-or-below (that is, not MUT-like) tournament in the Spring, since some schools have Spring activities fairs that can bring in brand-new people then. DII SCT can serve this role (though selfishly I'll note t...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?
Replies: 16
Views: 2973

Re: What Does an Ideal Season Look Like?

In my two years playing collegiately, I've thought the fall schedule seems fine for pretty much everyone. If you're a complete novice, then you have novice/fall/eft/delta burke in some places, if you aren't a novice but aren't beyond playing fall yet then you have fall/eft/penn bowl/other set (terra...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: History
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: History

Just wanted to stop in and say that the tossup on the Atlantic Ocean/World was my favorite history tossup of the year, with the only other one I enjoyed about as much being the American Revolution TU from Regionals. I liked that the question was on an interesting, important topic in historiography ...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: History
Replies: 8
Views: 820

Re: History

Just wanted to stop in and say that the tossup on the Atlantic Ocean/World was my favorite history tossup of the year, with the only other one I enjoyed about as much being the American Revolution TU from Regionals. I liked that the question was on an interesting, important topic in historiography w...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)

This happened. A team of Billy Beyer/Kevin Marshall/Darren defeated Florida A in a one game final, 195-165. Stats exist and can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5049/stats/all_games/ . I would like to sincerely apologize to all of our attending teams, as this event ran much sl...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)

I sent out a logistics email for this earlier tonight. If you did not get the email, have someone on your team pass it along. If nobody on your team got the email, let me know ASAP. Our opening meeting will be in Haley Center 2312.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)

There will be a mirror of Scattegories 2, written by Will Nediger, after this tournament as long as there is sufficient interest.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

This tournament happened. Statistics can be found at this link: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4788/stats/combined_stats/ More coherent statistics should be posted to NAQT soon. Team "Yuh, Dat Way" won our varisty division by defeating LAMP A in the final rounds of the playoffs. LAMP A ele...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

I am posting the full logistics email for this tournament here: Coaches, Below is the full logistics email for the Auburn Invitational Tournament to be hosted at Auburn University this Saturday, February 17. Please let me know ASAP if you can no longer come to this tournament. LOCATION: The tourname...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

I'm happy to announce that this tournament has been Platinum certified by PACE, meaning that the top 25% of teams will qualify for the 2018 PACE NSC (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =2&t=20630) in Reston, Virginia.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 6299

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but from my analysis, the median buzzpoint at the Georgia Tech site, which had (according to forum post here ) ten teams in attendance, was .996 (!!) (and an average above .90) Just to be clear, this was only referring to music tossups, as Chandler's hypothes...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 PACE NSC: Congratulations to Thomas Jefferson HSST!
Replies: 51
Views: 18247

Re: 2018 PACE NSC: June 2-3, Reston

How long does PACE usually take to make decisions about tournament certification? I submitted the form for the Auburn Invitational Tournament (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =1&t=20694) before Christmas, and I never heard anything back about whether or not we're a PACE qualifier.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

Just wanted to confirm I'm playing this tomorrow.. is there going to be a logistics email or anything?
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

We've had 3-4 spots open up in our field. Let me know ASAP if your team would like to play.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 8016

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I'll make a region-specific prediction. At the Southeast (Georgia Tech) site, the majority of music buzzes were VERY late in the question, generally close or in to the last line. Percentage wise, I'll guess that the average buzz was beyond the 75% point. My reasoning for this prediction is that we (...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Full field update barring any drops or an unexpected expansion: Varsity will be split into two preliminary brackets of 8, which I will post publicly the week before the tournament so that coaches may let me know if they believe I've made an egregious error. After preliminary rounds (and lunch), tea...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Full field update barring any drops or an unexpected expansion: VARSITY: Altamont School Auburn High A Auburn High B Bainbridge (GA) A Gadsden City A Gadsden City B Good Hope A Good Hope B Hewitt-Trussville A Lyman Ward Military Academy Pseudonymous Team Shelby County A Springwood Sylacauga A Sylaca...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

With the field at 22 teams, I am going to cap the field and put further teams on a waitlist again. We have enough rooms reserved for a few more teams, so if others want to come and can provide a staffer, I will let them into the field. Teams can expect a logistics email closer to the tournament.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

Antrobus63 wrote:Sorry--didn't see this till now. Alex and I are busy with a family thing on the 4th but could play this Sunday afternoon... if that helps.
This Sunday would be better for me also. Next Sunday it would depend on what time I get back from SCT.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs Specific Questions and Errors
Replies: 63
Views: 5014

Re: Specific Questions and Errors

I found the tossup on Whistler's nocturnes confusing by describing them as a "series." I realize that they're a series in the sense that they're a set of a type of painting all produced by the same artist, but I felt like the tossup would've been more clear by asking for "artist and type of painting...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 4391

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

Also haven't played all that much. I see others felt this tournament was harder than last year's; that wasn't something I noticed while playing but I think I've improved a good bit since then. I loved the (what felt to me like) large amount of historiography in this tournament, both "pure" and when ...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

After checking on our staffing situation, I can confidently say that this tournament will be able to accommodate at least 20 teams, and I have raised the field cap accordingly. We currently stand at either 17 or 18 teams, and will definitely have a separate JV division as long as there are no drops.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

With Auburn High's registration, our initial field cap has been reached. I will see if we have the capability to raise the field cap in the coming days. We have enough rooms reserved for 24 teams. Teams able to provide a staffer will be given first priority in getting off of the waitlist.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II@ The Internet
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Re: WAO II@ The Internet

Any update on this?
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-168
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Auburn Invitational Tournament-2/17/18 (Auburn, AL) IS-1

Bump. As our field is now at 13 teams, it looks like we will probably hit our initial cap of 16 teams. Also, there will almost certainly be a separate JV division at this tournament. I will evaluate our ability to expand the field internally over the next 2 weeks. If we are unable to expand with the...
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll
Replies: 17
Views: 3813

Re: On the Predictive Value of HSQBRank + the Poll

The spreadsheet has Westview (CA) which was ranked highly by both Morlan and the pre-nats poll as finishing 41st at HSNCT, while they actually finished 9th. Westview (OR) finished 41st. Not sure if there are other errors, just wanted to point this out.
by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan
Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Cal's Mid-Spring Tournament (CMST) @ Auburn (3/24/18)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):

Confirmed
Alabama (2/1/0)
Florida (2/2/0)
Florida State (1/1/0)
South Carolina (1/2/0)
Sundberg/Ware/Douglasses (1)
Beyer/Marshall (1/1)

Free agents