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by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash
Replies: 75
Views: 19539

Re: Seth Teitler Presents: An Intimate Engagement with Trash

I'm currently signed up, but I would be extremely unlikely to play if this were held in the afternoon.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu May 30, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 14431

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

Not a new college, per se, but I'll be moving to Champaign this June to take a position with Wolfram Research. I'll be enrolled in a few independent-study hours at OSU this fall to prepare for my MA defense, so I may still play in a tournament or two depending on eligibility and time. (I'll probabl...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu May 30, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13
Replies: 56
Views: 14431

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2012-13

Not a new college, per se, but I'll be moving to Champaign this June to take a position with Wolfram Research. I'll be enrolled in a few independent-study hours at OSU this fall to prepare for my MA defense, so I may still play in a tournament or two depending on eligibility and time. (I'll probably...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3578

Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Michigan A (Kurtis, Libo, Todd) cleared the field; Saajid was top scorer. Final stats (pending some corrections) are here.

Speaking for myself, I wanted to thank everyone for coming out and playing some great games. Thanks also to Jarret, Jasper and everyone else who put this set together.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013
Replies: 25
Views: 3578

Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Inkana7 wrote:I'm not entirely sure, but I think that the closest parking garage to University is is the Ohio Union South Garage.
That's basically true; the Neil Avenue garage is marginally closer to University Hall, but probably much harder to get to unless you're coming to campus via 315.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 23
Views: 5904

Re: 2013 NAQT SCT: registration is now open

I'm not sure if this is reflected in the actual registration process, but for sites which offer a travel discount, the cost appears to be +$10 for every 200 miles, rather than -$10.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3017

Re: Outreach ideas for Collegiate Novice 4

Have you thought about relaxing the HSNCT/NSC-related eligibility requirements for (some definition of) new teams? Though I don't have any evidence to support this, it seems reasonable that these top performers would be more likely to start programs at new schools--and that they'd be less likely to ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn-ance at Ohio State (10/27/2012)

At lunch, OSU and Michigan A are leading their prelim brackets with 2 games to go.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12
Replies: 28
Views: 5403

Re: Penn-ance Mirror at U of Washington & Online - 12/1/12

I guess I should mention that UNC/Duke chimera teams have been organized in the past (most recently for a 2005 summer tournament, I think) without leading to the implosion of the universe.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)
Replies: 11
Views: 2386

Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Have y'all had any luck reaching out to any of the Forsyth County high schools? East Forsyth was the only one that played anything besides the county format when I was there in the early 00s, but I'd have to hope at least a couple of them could gather enough interest to drive 30 minutes for a tourna...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue May 29, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)
Replies: 50
Views: 16484

Re: CAHLFS Trash @HSNCT (5/26)

Cheynem wrote:Any other potential uses for this set? I'll take on all comers at NASAT.
I'd probably play/read this at NASAT.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat May 12, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

So DCC A went undefeated and cleared the field, followed (IIRC) by Northmont and DCC B. Read for some great teams today; thanks to Paul Nelson (and Jarret) for getting this together.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat May 12, 2012 1:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)
Replies: 23
Views: 6100

Re: Waylon Jennings Memorial @ Ohio State (5/12/12)

Orangutan Surfing Civilization wrote:Just to confirm: You guys got the set from me by email, correct?
I've received a copy of the set to read as a moderator tomorrow, so I have to assume so.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Odd Ways of Learning Things
Replies: 173
Views: 87908

Re: Odd Ways of Learning Things

One of my better buzzes, powering Isambard Kingdom Brunel at Gunpei Yokoi, was actually an artifact of my deep Achewood knowledge.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Repeated Toss-Up Answer Lines in a Set
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: Repeated Toss-Up Answer Lines in a Set

Noted mediocre player me would probably hesitate, at the very least, before buzzing in with an answer that's already come up in the tournament. Though I don't have a huge problem with us setting the social norms such that "repeat" means "questions with non-repeated clues" (or, more precisely, what M...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 8736

Re: talk about individual questions here

At ASU, we only played the first 9 packets. Three tossups stick out in my mind from the SCT set: 1) "Indo-European" (language family) really screwed with the minds of both ASU teams, we were all sitting there thinking "it can't be that easy? surely at this level 'language family' *doesn't* automati...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 3988

Re: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)

5-team round robin, team on bye moderates each round?

(This could probably also be done with 7/9 teams, but I'd be surprised if a lot of teams can stick around for a 7/9 round tournament after SCT. If you get 10 teams, you could do two brackets of 5 and cross-bracket finals.)
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 3988

Re: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)

Sorry for the late announcement, but we will be mirroring TERP 2 after this tournament is done. Sign up will be the day of and the field is limited to how many moderators we can get together. TERP 2 information here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=12154 Some portion of OSU is...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl (Jan 28th, 2012)
Replies: 48
Views: 17454

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl (Jan 28th, 2012)

There's a nonzero chance Ohio State will be in attendance.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI General Thoughts
Replies: 64
Views: 5203

Re: General Thoughts

Jumping on this a bit late, but I completely agree with Will that the linguistics in this set should be held up as an ideal for future tournaments. As a reader, I noticed and enjoyed the attempt to ask gettable non-canon answers, though I don't know how differently I'd feel had I been playing. Proof...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Oct 22, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 17663

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

After losing the first game of an advantaged final, Michigan A came back to defeat Chicago A and win the OSU MAGNI mirror. Michigan B, Chicago B, Carnegie Mellon/Trevor and Northwestern A were also in the top bracket.

Stats forthcoming soon, I'm sure.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Novice Tournament at Ohio State
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Fall Novice Tournament at Ohio State

I know this was a novice-level tournament, but South Range looked absolutely ridiculous in the two games I saw/read for them. Watch out for them as a force in Ohio, especially a year or two from now.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI Mirror at Valencia College (10/15/2011)
Replies: 10
Views: 3724

Re: MAGNI Mirror at Valencia College (10/15/2011)

If there are indeed 14 packets as advertised, 9-round prelims after which the top 5 teams play in a top bracket for 4 more rounds, and likewise for the bottom 5 teams in a bottom bracket, perhaps? Alternatively, Round 1 can be two games, 5 teams each CAC-style, with the top 3 teams from each game a...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Oct 09, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 4124

Re: General Discussion

Yeah, I really enjoyed this tournament, and particularly enjoyed the efforts to make sure each bonus had a significantly easy and hard part. This didn't always work (e.g. the Ash Wednesday/Palm Sunday bonus), but most deviations tended to be towards making bonuses too easy rather than too hard. The ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Kenyon College -- New to Compete
Replies: 16
Views: 4148

Re: Kenyon College -- New to Compete

Welcome to the boards! Seconding everything that Jasper said. You'll generally find HSQB to be the most updated source of information for new tournaments, but most collegiate circuit tournaments in the area tend to be hosted by us, Michigan, and Michigan State. Further out, you'll also see the occas...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 12284

Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

OSU may be able to contribute a couple of guys (but no basketball) if it happens the evening after.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Sep 06, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team for Purdue University
Replies: 10
Views: 2937

Re: New Team for Purdue University

You may also consider the mirrors of MAGNI and MOO which will be held next month. Off the top of my head, I'm not sure what the closest sites are to West Lafayette, but I imagine there are sites within reasonable driving distance. Ohio State is hosting a mirror of MAGNI on October 22; we generally ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2011-2012
Replies: 75
Views: 10093

Re: North Carolina 2011-2012

According to the UNC quizbowl club listserv that I'm apparently still subscribed to, the Tar Heel Cup will be held on Saturday, October 1. The current contact is Roger Que, who I think is still checking uncquizbowl@gmail.com.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Contact List
Replies: 3
Views: 2028

Re: Quizbowl Contact List

I believe Andrew Hart collected a rather comprehensive contact list for the US as part of his Collegiate Novice prep last fall; it was focused a bit more on outreach, but you should talk to him if you haven't yet for some reason. If nothing else, I can send along what I got for Ohio and NC.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue May 24, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO?
Replies: 67
Views: 9479

Re: VETO?

There's maybe a 20% chance I could make the first weekend, and essentially a 0% chance I could make the second weekend.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)
Replies: 132
Views: 27684

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Guerilla History Doubles (July 29 @ CO Weeknd)

So Bruce succeeded in roping in the people he wanted to rope in, with the result that Chris Chiego and I are the redactors. We'll write at least one packet for the finals and do a pretty cursory job of making sure everything is in order, which means replacing repeats and egregiously terrible questi...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Southeastern Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 14718

Re: Southeastern Quizbowl

The midwest has routinely been the premier college quizbowl region in the nation, and it seems to have many of the same disadvantages as the southeast: long drives between schools and only a few states had "good" high school circuits (especially before a few years ago). So I think I'm a bit skeptic...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 5386

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

I would strongly recommend not looking at packet submission as above your level. One of the benefits of packet submission is that it gives new players a chance to write questions in a consequence free environment so that they can cultivate quizbowl research skills without having to worry about the ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 3053

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

Also, a whole bunch of people played the Maryland visual trash tournament afterward and had a great time. Andy Sekerak won, and since stats were kept I suppose there's a non-zero chance of their ultimate emergence.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 3053

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

Quasi-final results from Region 7 (looks like we're missing a Louisville A - BGSU A game , and the OSU A - Case B game got doublecounted) can be found here . I think you mean "Louisville A - CWRU A game" here. EDIT: If the scoresheet never gets found for our match, I have the scores from that game ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 3053

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

Quasi-final results from Region 7 (looks like we're missing a Louisville A - Case A game, and the OSU A - Case B game got doublecounted) can be found here . Michigan C, OSU A and OSU B finished in a three-way tie for first in DII, so we did a two-game playoff seeded by PPB. Michigan C beat OSU B in ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 14096

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

There is a 99% chance of me attending Auburn University next year. I have researched and haven't found any form of team in existence there. I plan to start a team, but I literally have no idea how to do it. https://fp.auburn.edu/stuorgs/ There's also the standard NAQT guide which may prove useful, ...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011
Replies: 22
Views: 6475

Re: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011

catheyme wrote:Dorman (several teams)
Given the cost and proximity of this tournament, a small part of me is really hoping to see an appearance by, say, Dorman L.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in Colorado summer event
Replies: 7
Views: 983

Re: Interest in Colorado summer event

There's an outside chance that I'll be at the LSA this summer myself, though I think I'm going to pass. If I do end up there, I'd naturally be interested in supporting and/or participating in this.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 5250

Re: TIT Discussion

I have to run, but just one quick thing off of the top of my head. The Pirandello bonus in Round 2(?) has a third part asking for what play is being rehearsed when the Characters appear. I forget what the answer line was, but in the version of the play I read, the play being rehearsed was called "T...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Dec 22, 2010 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 18247

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

After careful consideration, I have to stick with Linus and Lucy here.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland
Replies: 55
Views: 14854

Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

To clarify, if we write a third SS question for the CE/GEO/SS 1/1, does the area have to be different from each of the other two SS questions?

Also: powers?
by Red-necked Phalarope
Sun Dec 05, 2010 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 18247

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas (Sometimes)
abstain
Mr. Grinch
abstain
by Red-necked Phalarope
Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 18247

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Since Brick looks to be on its way to a comfortable victory, I'm going to give a sympathy vote for the Chapel Hillian-done-good Squirrel Nut Zippers here.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 18247

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Fred wrote:the best post (except for the criminal underrating of the Harvey Danger song)
The person who placed this in the same first-round match as Linus and Lucy should be tried under the 8th Amendment.
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)
Replies: 45
Views: 6933

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something obvious, but out of curiosity, when was the last time a non-nationals/post-nationals college tournament had more than 26 teams? I wasn't able to be here for this, but by all accounts OSU pulled together a great effort considering the field size and other constraint...
by Red-necked Phalarope
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)
Replies: 45
Views: 6933

Re: ACF Fall Great Lakes at Ohio State (11/6/2010)

I'm sure I'm forgetting something obvious, but out of curiosity, when was the last time a non-nationals/post-nationals college tournament had more than 26 teams? I wasn't able to be here for this, but by all accounts OSU pulled together a great effort considering the field size and other constraints...