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by cornfused
Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 26321

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

We'll be reading the only unused packet from this weekend, Finals 2, in the #quizbowl IRC channel at 9 PM eastern tonight. Out of curiosity, how many packets went entirely unused (at least Princeton and Northwestern, right?), and how were those packets chosen? Quality? or was it just that they were...
by cornfused
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 5764

Re: Midseason Poll

Since no one else has posted something similar in this thread yet, I thought I would go ahead and share the stats-tracking sheet that I've been keeping throughout the season. It's not the most thorough, but it should still be helpful, and its updated through this past weekend's WAO mirrors. I'll tr...
by cornfused
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)
Replies: 7
Views: 4289

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Great Lakes at Northwestern (11/5)

Finals will be up shortly, but here are the trophy-winning teams from yesterday. Dylan will post a more comprehensive wrap-up at some point, I assume, but congratulations to the teams below, and thanks to everyone for coming! OVERALL: 1. Chicago A 2. Michigan B UNDERGRAD: 1. Michigan B 2. Kenyon DIV...
by cornfused
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)
Replies: 9
Views: 4970

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) @ UChicago (10/22/16)

Could we get a field update? I'd like to make sure Northwestern's registration email was received.
by cornfused
Tue Jul 26, 2016 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 32771

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

kdroge wrote:the Invincibles (as opposed to say, the Phoenix Park Murders) is going to lead to lower power and conversion rates.
I agree with Kurtis, but this seems as good a moment as any to point out that Chris Borglum got this on literally the first clue. It was a ridiculously good buzz.
by cornfused
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 39283

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

Cheynem wrote:Some packets were combined, and we will also be using some editors' packets for the playoffs.
OK, that solves that. Thanks!
by cornfused
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 39283

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

How will packets work with no byes? There are byes for the prelims. The prelims will be played over 10 rounds. In odd-numbered rounds of the prelims, a packet from Bracket A will be read, and two teams from Bracket A will have a bye. In even-numbered rounds of the prelims, a packet from Bracket B w...
by cornfused
Wed Jul 20, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24
Replies: 73
Views: 39283

Re: Chicago Open 2016 - July 23-24

What's the tournament format? Two brackets of ten teams each, followed by...??? Two prelim brackets of ten. Teams finish either in the top five or bottom five of their prelim bracket. In the playoffs, they then play the corresponding half of the other prelim bracket. Finals as needed. How will pack...
by cornfused
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6/12)
Replies: 86
Views: 33748

Re: NHBB for Middle and Elementary Levels (Chicago, IL 6/9-6

I'm not sure I agree with your logic there, Vasa - what the ACE folks are claiming is just that Hypothetical Solo Eric Xu isn't within the definition of "team." I don't think anyone objects to the idea of eligibility rules in general... certainly, an elementary school team with Jeff Hoppes as its fo...
by cornfused
Thu Jun 02, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 11020

Re: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016

(I'm out - couldn't make this happen with work)
by cornfused
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 12460

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

No Rules Westbrook wrote:Matt Lafer and I are seeking teammates for CO. Science and music players welcome.
I'll be joining Matt and Ryan, but we're still looking for a fourth!
by cornfused
Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 17204

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016

jonah wrote:Northwestern site stats: http://www.qbwiki.com/statistics/2016-m ... dings.html
Every player with a power, and the low PPB was 20. That was neat.
by cornfused
Fri Mar 25, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pre-Nats Poll
Replies: 8
Views: 4636

Re: Pre-Nats Poll

Northwestern will have Dylan, myself, and Max Rong for both nationals; Mike McCauley, who played SCT with Dylan and will likely score/contribute at about the same rate as Max, is probable for ICT and possible for Nats.
by cornfused
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 10570

Re: IHSA 2016

If we're making predictions, I'll say that Auburn/IMSA, Hinsdale/Barrington, Latin/Mater Dei, and Keith/St. Teresa get out of their pools.
by cornfused
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 10570

Re: IHSA 2016

By the way, state pools: AA Aurora (IMSA), Urbana (University), Rockford (Auburn), Piasa (Southwestern) Barrington, Macomb, Hinsdale (Central), Orland Park (Sandburg) A Breese (Mater Dei), Athens, Chicago (Latin), Johnston City Rockford (Keith Country Day), Decatur (St. Teresa), Port Byron (Riverdal...
by cornfused
Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)
Replies: 4
Views: 3813

Re: Jr. Wildcat VII at Northwestern (2/27/2016)

Stats are up. Thanks again to everyone for coming!
by cornfused
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 22570

Re: CO 2017? Literature Side Tournament

Couldn't be more interested.
by cornfused
Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK XVII at the University of Michigan (01/16/16)
Replies: 11
Views: 5234

Re: MLK XVII at the University of Michigan (01/16/16)

And a decent pile of points in Northwestern - DCC B.
by cornfused
Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 53220

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

I'd also like to get on the waitlist.
by cornfused
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)
Replies: 117
Views: 51051

Re: Samuel L. Bronkowitz presents Chicago Open (07/18-19/15)

Here are the packets I have so far: I think that's all I got. We still need packets from the Canadians, Trevor Davis et al, Dylan Minarik et al, and Doug Yetman et al. Get those packets in or we'll boot you out. We just had a player drop a couple of days ago - we're scrambling to get his stuff done...
by cornfused
Tue May 26, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 43429

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Any sort of field update? I'd really like to play this.
by cornfused
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)
Replies: 47
Views: 22922

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (2015 College)

I'll be starting at Northwestern Law. I'll play at least the major ACF/NAQT tournaments, and probably more.
by cornfused
Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 43429

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

I don't care about tournament formats as such, but I am a little disheartened by the fact that the field is capped and the limit was reached some six months out from CO. I'm very interested in playing this tournament, but apparently not checking the boards every day is enough to potentially put you...
by cornfused
Tue Feb 10, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at Illinois (2/28/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 6252

Re: George Oppen at Illinois (2/28/15)

the charm wrote:I posted in the main thread about this a while ago, but I am searching for teammates for this site.
Dylan's playing with me, Brad Fischer, and Michael Lindvall.
by cornfused
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:56 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: 2014 MSNCT survey results
Replies: 4
Views: 2992

Re: 2014 MSNCT survey results

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:10% saying they want the bottom four teams to average zero PPB sure is a... thing.
7% want the field to average 30 PPB.
by cornfused
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 41659

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Is there any estimate on the end time for this tourney?
by cornfused
Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 19948

Re: 2014 IHSA

Congratulations to IMSA, your 2014 Illinois State Champions for Class AA!
by cornfused
Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 19948

Re: 2014 IHSA

With one game to play: IMSA is 2-0. A win against Bloomington puts them through to the final. A win for Bloomington and a win for winless Springfield against Carbondale puts Bloomington through. Wins for Bloomington and Carbondale would make a circle of death, with (losing) IMSA needing 250 and (win...
by cornfused
Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 19948

Re: 2014 IHSA

Does anybody remember the bonus series on "something-something short stories by Clark"? Is that trash lit? The Bret Harte bonus? That's regular lit, and a completely acceptable bonus topic - just unbelievably, ridiculously hard. Outcasts of Poker Flat/character from Outcasts of Poker Flat/character...
by cornfused
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 IHSA
Replies: 80
Views: 19948

Re: 2014 IHSA

For those keeping score at home, there are 64 teams left in this monstrosity: Uni-High Normal, Champaign Centennial, Bloomington, Normal Community Macomb, Springfield, Rock Island, Dunlap Jerseyville, Carbondale, O'Fallon, Belleville West St. Charles East, IMSA, Metea Valley, Wheaton Warrenville Sou...
by cornfused
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 61711

Re: Illinois '13-'14

I remember when seeding meeting results were among the more active days in this thread. Good times. Keith's sectional: 1. Sterling Newman 2. Morrison 3. Lena-Winslow 4. Keith 5-8. I don't remember, my AD has the paper From a game theory perspective, this is interesting to me - Lena-Winslow was rank...
by cornfused
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Foreign-language answers
Replies: 18
Views: 4436

Re: Foreign-language answers

Assuming that Jacob's claim that "a lot of Russian scholars" "[refer] to a lot of tsars by their first and middle names" is true (I don't know whether or not it is), this seems reason enough to accept Russian patronymics or whatever. As long as they're uniquely identifying, of course. It's true, es...
by cornfused
Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 95
Views: 22837

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

-The Mark Reynolds tossup seemed like someone's stream of consciousness rant about Mark Reynolds. I know nothing about the guy, but the clues seemed rather fleeting. Seconded on this - I play enough fantasy baseball that I expected to lock down anything on current players, and this got to the end b...
by cornfused
Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 38316

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

Is this set clear?
by cornfused
Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9208

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

Not sure if the "Greg Lawrence" was intentional or not, but it won't be a Lawrence team. Just me, maybe Jonah Greenthal or something.
by cornfused
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13
Replies: 32
Views: 9208

Re: Terrapin Mirror - Skype - 5/4/13

I'll be playing this (solo or with teammates if I can find them).
by cornfused
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 150956

Re: ProtoBowl

Weighted Companion Cube wrote:
cornfused wrote:Traffic is down because of the trolls that populate /lobby.
There are a good amount of mods now, so that number has plummeted significantly.
The "oreoz" guy is still in there pretty often, though.
by cornfused
Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: ProtoBowl
Replies: 367
Views: 150956

Re: ProtoBowl

Traffic is down because of the trolls that populate /lobby.
by cornfused
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO matchmaking
Replies: 24
Views: 7093

Re: CO Date Poll

PISTOL SHOOTING FOR LADIES wrote:
Plan Rubber wrote:If this is morphing into the matchmaking thread, I'm going and would like teammates.
Same here.
Me too.
by cornfused
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total
Replies: 112
Views: 43195

Re: Watkins-gate news media link collection - 19 Total

There is a follow-up Atlantic Wire article! http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2013/03/harvard-and-question-quiz-bowl-cheating/63488/ On the other hand, it's unclear if Watkins used those questions to gain an advantage in the actual championship. In the statement he provided to NAQT when it an...
by cornfused
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

That was basically it. Conor buzzed about a line and a half in on the parable clue and said extended metaphor and got negged. Auburn went on to pick up the tossup and some bonus parts (not sure how many). At the time they had a decent lead, but we had a strong second half and almost rallied back to...
by cornfused
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

Auburn defeated Belvidere North 400-370 to advance from their sectional. There was an interesting protest that I will discuss once questions are cleared. Fremd won . Feel free to comment on questions. Do tell. I'll leave the full story to more knowledgeable people, but apparently the protest in the...
by cornfused
Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

I believe Greg's post in incorrect (unless the plaque on our bus is a hot commodity). Bloomington won the Bradley-Bourbonnais Sectional. It was close, with three teams going 2 - 1 in pool play (Bloomington, Mahomet-Seymour, and Bradley-Bourbonnais), with Bloomington winning on total points. All in ...
by cornfused
Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

Class AA : Carbondale IMSA Auburn Homewood-Flossmoor Loyola Macomb Fremd Bloomington Class A : Carterville Carlinville Quincy (Notre Dame) Toledo (Cumberland) <-- won in 4 OT against second-place Casey-Westfield Chicago Lab Keith Country Day Decatur Lutheran <-- won by 10 against second-place-on-ti...
by cornfused
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

Loyola wins the Maine South Sectional, with the last round finishing at 11:10 AM.
by cornfused
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

As you all may be guessing from my responses, a large amount of the literature and FA was mine. I'm not defending all of it - the poodle clue was terribly placed; An American Tragedy was too hard; Murakami was probably not OK for Regs - but I don't think the Atticus tossup was at all horrible. Likew...
by cornfused
Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

Also rather regrettable was the Atticus Finch tossup... it really had problems with specific language and being identifiable. Again, it's not because the good question doesn't exist, and that makes it all the more aggravating. How do you mean? Yes, it was giving dialogue clues, but the dialogue in ...
by cornfused
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

The other team negged with the work they were describing (Faust) which in the first place is a symptom of shoddy writing, Attention must be paid. The question gave you "one of this author's works" right away - if one "in that work" makes you forget what the hell is being asked for, it's your own fa...
by cornfused
Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

The "cat" part of the Norse myth bonus is poorly worded and inaccurate Could you be more specific? Freya's chariot, unless I'm mistaken, is actually pulled by leopards, and I was greatly dismayed when my answer wasn't accepted. Care to quote your source for Freyja's chariot being pulled by leopards...
by cornfused
Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: IHSA 2013
Replies: 78
Views: 14866

Re: IHSA 2013

dtaylor4 wrote:The "cat" part of the Norse myth bonus is poorly worded and inaccurate
Could you be more specific?