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by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: META at HSNCT

UPDATE: The 1st field cap is currently set to 8 teams of four. If there is enough interest, we will move the cap up to 12 teams. (This will be reflected in the main announcement)
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: META at HSNCT

Bump - I assume this event is being held Saturday evening? Not sure if I can make it in early enough Friday evening, and even if I can, ACRONYM and Imaginary Landscape are going on as well. Thanks for the bump (now that HSNCT staff invites have been sent out). I am confirming that the event will ta...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: "Shawrisheets": A New Way of Scorekeeping
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

"Shawrisheets": A New Way of Scorekeeping

A while back, I had made a post about getting more high school tournaments to use online scoresheets. In recent weeks, I have been working with Shawn Zhao of Montgomery Blair to help realize this. We present to you: Online Scoresheets V4! (or "Shawrisheets"): Powered by Groger Ranks These scoresheet...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

Re: META at HSNCT

Aaron's Rod wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:14 pm
You need to change the permissions on the sheet for other people to access it.
Fixed.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at HSNCT
Replies: 5
Views: 1229

META at HSNCT

This is an announcement for META at HSNCT: The current mirror fee will be $10 per player. The 1st field cap will be 8 teams of four. If there is enough interest, the cap will be moved up to 12 teams. This is to ensure that each team will get to hear 8 rounds of questions. The date has been confirmed...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at Nationals
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: META at Nationals

There seems to be an overwhelming opinion to host META at HSNCT. We will post a sign-up sheet as soon as we get permission from NAQT.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META at Nationals
Replies: 2
Views: 973

META at Nationals

As META (Monstrocity of Ethnological and Theological Academia) reaches 66% completion, we are interested in whether this set would like to be played at either HS National (HSNCT and/or NSC). The set will likely not be ready by ICT or ACF Nationals. Further information about the set can be found at t...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Berus-Lie Intramural Sectionals
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Re: Berus-Lie Intramural Sectionals

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:33 am
I don't understand what Berus-Lie is, is this post just some sort of in-joke?
The packets and stats are entirely real. However, this post was not intended to be posted on the forums and I was being extremely foolish last night.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Berus-Lie Intramural Sectionals
Replies: 3
Views: 963

Berus-Lie Intramural Sectionals

Berus-Lie is hosting a intramural sectionals with 9 in-house teams. The packets are all being written by the teams. Once edited, they may available for use by other tournaments. To follow, use the following spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15bUecL4EdLRuOl6u7G4Q6IuFlYXMkNiPRfncEsZz...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3951

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

The OP was mostly facetious, but to expand seriously upon my argument: The idea behind listing "an obscure Hungarian movie like Satantango" was based upon the impression that Indian film directors seemed to be under-asked when compared to European, Iranian, and east Asian directors. Other than Satya...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 3951

Why isn't Bollywood canon?

If quiz bowl is willing to ask about obscure Hungarian movies like Satantango and others, why is Bollywood so unpopular? I understand there is a general stigma towards Bollywood movies, but not all of them are bad! They do merit exposure! After all, Bollywood is even bigger than Hollywood!
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 2996

Re: How to Buzz Faster

The wise man OACAN once said, the buzzer is the sixth finger. Don't know what it means, but take it as you will. In all seriousness, buzzing with your thumb while keeping your buzzer on the table seems to be the best strategy, especially when flicking your thumb away from the buzzer instead of press...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: META - Summer 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 2969

Re: META - Summer 2019

This set is now more than 50% complete. We are currently looking for players interested in play-testing and sites interested in mirroring. Nour, Jakob, and I expect the set to complete by mid-May.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 10
Views: 3372

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:29 pm
I'll plan to have this ready by CO
Does this mean that there will likely not be a mirror at HSNCT or PACE? (Or online)
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Case for Online Scoresheets
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: A Case for Online Scoresheets

I've been to a number of tournaments that used online scoresheets, and they certainly can be beneficial. Princeton generally has a separate file for each room's games, to make sure they don't run into the size limit. I will reiterate that if you're going to use such a system, you need absolutely bu...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A Case for Online Scoresheets
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

A Case for Online Scoresheets

Just a few hours ago, the "Give Thanks for Matt's Buzzers V" at MVS just finished running a tournament using online scoresheets. While most of the scoresheets were entered by hand, I believe that the success of this tournament shows the potential for online scoresheets to be used in future high scho...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: OH - Beavercreek Fall Invitational, NAQT IS-178A
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: OH - Beavercreek Fall Invitational, NAQT IS-178A

Thank you all for coming to the 2018 Beavercreek Fall Invitational! The tournament was won by Miami Valley A, who got their revenge on Miami Valley B in a one-game final with a score of 510-240. All of the stats can be viewed here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5367/stats/overall/ Bracket Win...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3287

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Sorry about that (above)
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 3287

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Any chance you could post the Nigeria, Abstract Expressionism, and Japanese-Americans tossups?

(was curious on seeing the lead-ins, especially since these were some of the tougher tossups imo)
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 10474

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

I'm curious whether or not the post-nationals player polls were taken into consideration by the selection committee. They were generally considered by high schoolers to be a better representation of how players stacked up against each other nationally than what Fred Morlan initially presented in his...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat May 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: IMSANITY 5 -- Available for mirrors January 13, 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 6170

Re: IMSANITY 5 -- Available for mirrors January 13, 2018

Will there be a discussion thread for this question set?
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: History Bowl Practice Material
Replies: 2
Views: 2630

History Bowl Practice Material

Other than the history bowl sets from previous years, are there any other sets of practice questions to prepare for NHBB?
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: All-World Predictions
Replies: 15
Views: 5979

Re: All-World Predictions

When will the All-World Team results posted?
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Beavercreek Fall Invitational (OH) (10/28/17)
Replies: 7
Views: 3261

Re: Beavercreek Fall Invitational (OH) (10/28/17)

Congratulations to MVS A , who defeated Solon A in an advantaged final 415-195 to win the Beavercreek Fall Invitational! Division Winners: Sonic: MVS A Tails: Solon A Knuckles: Northmont Shadow: Fisher Catholic Top Individual Scorers: 1. John John Groger, MVS A (120 ppg) 2. Tegan Kapadia, Beavercree...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: RMBCT Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)
Replies: 19
Views: 10331

Re: RMBCT Available for Mirrors (2017-2018)

raginbulls wrote:Is there a subforum for discussion of this set?
The admins created a private discussion thread just now.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

Thanks all for playing and giving suggestions. Here are my comments: Posting the schedule ahead of time would also be helpful. This tournament had a very weird schedule where most teams had something like 2 meaningful games and the rest byes. Rather than just letting any number of teams sign up, com...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

Congrats to Tejas and Auroni for defeating Mike and Joey (165-120) in the final of the XENOPHON Skype Mirror! Stats are currently up, and because Wright State will be unable to host a mirror of XENOPHON, packets will be up momentarily. As well as that, a discussion thread for the set should be up s...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

Congrats to Tejas and Auroni for defeating Mike and Joey (165-120) in the final of the XENOPHON Skype Mirror! Stats are currently up, and because Wright State will be unable to host a mirror of XENOPHON, packets will be up momentarily. As well as that, a discussion thread for the set should be up so...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

Changed the field cap to 10 teams.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

Since the majority of you voted for it, we will be running the XENOPHON Skype mirror on 9/9 (Saturday) @ 12:00 P.M. EST. We are capping the field at 10 teams, or 20 players. So far 15 people can make Sept. 9; I've resorted the original doc so that the people highlighted can make the date: https://do...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

EDIT: Looks like Nour already beat me to making a poll, so use that one instead. The poll will close Friday, 11:59 EST.

(Note that the times are tentative; the tournament will probably only last around 1.5-2.5 hours)
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

A Skype mirror of XENOPHON will be held on September 15. The cost will be $10/player. If you are interested, please sign up using the sheet below:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
by Pascal Plays Poker
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 33300

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

With respect to the Lisbon tossup, I buzzed in on the Methuen treaty (which has come up before for Portugal, so I actually thought that clue was dropped a bit early). As far as mentioning the wine early, that really threw me off. I feel like the "wine trade comparative advantage" thing is really we...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 33300

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I think a lot of the answers were pretty standard fare, with a few Jordan-style common links thrown in (e.g., Chordata exclusively from evo-devo clues; hydrogen bonding only from biochemistry; DNA from biophysics; a tossup on malaria where the answerline was mosquitoes). I decided to be more experi...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 33300

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

- I thought the difficulty fluctuated a lot between rounds Somebody else said the same thing to me during the tournament, so I looked at the round report to see what happened. My first impression in looking at the report was that this statement is false--the standard deviation of PPG/Team is 11.8, ...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 33300

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

This being my first time going to PACE, I thoroughly enjoyed the set! I just had a few complaints with it: - I thought the difficulty fluctuated a lot between rounds (University of Alabama and Lisbon being two I think; Michael also expressed his concern above) - While common links tossup are a nice ...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

Here is an example of how a tossup would be (Difficulty and Structure wise; this is NOT an actual tossup): One cartoon depicting this battle shows a “gallant charge of the Kentuckians”, who are depicted wearing Roman helmets. William Bliss denied one side’s surrender terms before this battle after t...
by Pascal Plays Poker
Wed May 31, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 45033

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the Stockholm (rd 13), Vargas Llosa (rd 13), and Consulate (rd 17) tossups?
by Pascal Plays Poker
Sat May 06, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: XENOPHON
Replies: 28
Views: 12211

Re: XENOPHON

You can PM or email me as well.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Fri May 05, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 4542

Re: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament

Ben, you forgot about IMSA. More out-of-state and in-state teams should come!
by Pascal Plays Poker
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 NHBB Nats: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 2491

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the JFK's visit to Berlin question from the Bee Semifinals?
Also, are you planning on using the Bowl questions for the Australia and New Zealand competitions like last year?
by Pascal Plays Poker
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General 2017 NHBB Nationals Set Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 720

Re: General NHBB Nationals Set Discussion

What was the distribution for non-history questions (literature, science, FA, trash) this year? I felt like there were a lot more of those questions in bowl rounds as it started getting into later and later bowl rounds.
by Pascal Plays Poker
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24
Replies: 11
Views: 4998

Re: 2016 International History Olympiad: Oahu - July 17-24

When will the website be updated with the completed statistics for all of the events?
by Pascal Plays Poker
Mon Aug 01, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on IHO 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2721

Thoughts on IHO 2016

What was your guys' opinion on IHO 2016?