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by lchen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Sorry for the delay; here are the correct stats. Please let me know if you find any errors.

Prelim Stats
Playoff Stats
Combined Stats
by lchen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

LASA 5 0 0 1.00 500.00 172.00 328.00 67 10 100 25.00 500.00 67 1880 28.06 Wow. Is it the opinion of the editors that this set significantly easier than last year's set? Well, yes, we did try to make it easier than last year's set. We were trying to write a regular difficulty set, since last year's ...
by lchen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Would anyone happen to have kept score for the finals round? Would you please email me the individual stats at lilychen3.14159@gmail.com? Thanks.
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

I'll work on reconstructing the stats with SQBS over the next couple of days, but for now... Final results: 1. LASA 2. St. Anselm's 3. Dorman 4. St. Joseph A 5. Bergen A 6. St. Joseph B 7. Trinity 8. Bergen B 9. (scab team consisting of Aaron from LASA) 10. HHHW A 11-12. St. Joseph C and Bergen C 13...
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

LASA beats St. Anselm 475-235 in the first game of the finals, wins.
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

LASA is a game up on St. Anselm's going into the advantaged final. Championship bracket standings after playoffs: LASA 7/0 St. Anselm's 6/1 Dorman 5/2 St. Joseph A 4/3 Bergen A 3/4 St. Joseph B 2/5 Trinity 1/6 Bergen B 0/7 We're just waiting on the consolation bracket to finish playing so we can gi...
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Will the scoreboard page continue to update? It will but it won't be accurate. Standings up to round 10: SHARONA championship bracket LASA (6/0) Dorman (5/1) St. Anselms (5/1) St. Joseph A (3/3) Bergen A (2/4) St. Joseph B (2/4) Trinity (1/5) Bergen B (0/6) BILLIE JEAN consolation bracket Hybrid (5...
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Hey, for anyone who's following along at home: we've run into a problem with the stats program, so part of the playoff stats are being done on paper. The "Team Standings" on Taft don't exactly match the actual playoff team standings. Hopefully once the tournament is over we'll be able to sort things...
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

After 5 rounds, Dorman and LASA are undefeated (tied with a 4-0 record and 501.25 PPG). Top scorers: Matt Bollinger (St. Anselm's), Aaron from LASA (Hybrid team), Aaron Knowlson (St. Joseph A), Amber Lamps (Bergen A), Jason Golfinos (Trinity).
by lchen
Sat Feb 27, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

The tournament started on time and we're finishing up round 2 now. Stats can be found here: http://www.taftqb.com/t/prison2010/teams/standings/

Edit: Those stats are incomplete. The correct stats have been linked further downthread.
by lchen
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Well, Stuyvesant's just pulled out, so we're down to 13 teams now. Anyone have alternates to bring for a hybrid scab team? If we get down to 12 or 11 teams, we may just do a 11-round round robin, tiebreakers, then take the top two teams for finals. I'm really sorry it had to come to this. Rescheduli...
by lchen
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Thanks, Dwight! That was exactly the intention. Sorry, I should have clarified. We have 11 packets, plus 2 for finals and 1 for tiebreakers. But now that we're down to 16 we'll probably do this Sixteen becomes really easy - two brackets of eight and then top 4 - bottom 4 crossover matches gives you ...
by lchen
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Because there are 18 teams now, the tournament format will be the following: 3 preliminary brackets of 6 teams will play a 5-round round robin. In the playoffs, the championship bracket will consist of the top 2 teams from each prelim bracket, plus the top 2 teams overall that weren't in the top two...
by lchen
Thu Feb 25, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

State College pulled out due to the weather, so we're back down to 20 teams.
by lchen
Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

That said, travelling to NYC on Friday night is certain to be a bit arduous. We will be here, we certainly hope you will be here, we will do everything we can to help you get here and be comfortable when you get here, and we certainly understand if you cannot make it. But heroic efforts to arrive w...
by lchen
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

There's a very outside chance we can do this. I was busy with other things last week and didn't remember to push the issue with the team. Two people at today's practice that indicated interest, and I've e-mailed those I haven't yet seen. Awesome! Let me know as soon as possible. Sorry if I got your...
by lchen
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Edward Powers wrote:I will be able to bring a 2nd buzzer system.
Thanks!

We have 22 teams now. Hopefully the field will not decrease any further. If you would still like to register, registration is still open!
by lchen
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Howard wrote:There's a very outside chance we can do this. I was busy with other things last week and didn't remember to push the issue with the team. Two people at today's practice that indicated interest, and I've e-mailed those I haven't yet seen.
Awesome! Let me know as soon as possible.
by lchen
Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Hey everyone,

The tournament is happening this weekend and we'd really like to get up to 24 teams. Can anyone bring an extra team (or register one if you haven't already)? If the cost is prohibitive, contact me (lilychen3.14159@gmail.com) and we can work something out.
by lchen
Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

We're back down to 21 teams.
by lchen
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

What about having your 3 prelim. brackets of 7 and taking the top 2 plus 2 at large to complete an 8 team Championship bracket? Then fill in with the next 8 and the next 5 as you had mentioned. I know there is no absolute perfect way to do it, otherwise I would write a book that could become a best...
by lchen
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

St. Joseph's third team and Preston HS's registration bring us up to 23 teams. There is one more spot left in the field. Please register as soon as possible if you would like that spot!

(edit: grammar)
by lchen
Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Bad Boy Bill wrote: We have at least three buzzer systems should you need them.
We do. Thanks!
by lchen
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

But in the one case--the case of 21 registrants rather than 20, 22, 23, or 24, you suggest creating a playoffs of 6,6,6, 3, narrowing the Championship field by 2 matches. In effect, aren't Preliminary matches made more important in this scenario? In it, 6 prelim matches take place, while 4 playoff ...
by lchen
Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

I imagine you would use a 6,6,6,5 if you get 23. So why not remain consistent and do a 4 bracket Prelim of 6,5,5,5 for a field of 21---keeping your championship field at 8 rather than 6? Well I was considering using a hybrid scab team to bump us up to 24 if we ended up with 23 teams, so that everyo...
by lchen
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

I gather the 10 games & 1 bye would occur as a result of Prelims of 5 teams in 4 brackets, leading to 4 matches & 1 bye in the Prelims, then the Top 2 from each bracket would create a Championship bracket of 8 teams, with no team playing its Prelim opponent, but the remaining 6 qualifiers, for 6 mo...
by lchen
Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

No luck in getting the "Interested Teams" to actually register? I've emailed the interested teams. If we stay at 20 teams that'd work out okay, too; we'd just have 10 games and 1 bye instead of 11 games. We do need buzzers and moderators, though. If anyone has any extra buzzer sets, or if any coach...
by lchen
Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2-day Tournament at Solon, Ohio (2/13-2/14)
Replies: 34
Views: 4403

Re: 2-day Tournament at Solon, Ohio (2/13-2/14)

Please email me at lilychen3.14159@gmail.com if you have any questions/comments/feedback about the Prison Bowl set.
by lchen
Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

With two and a half weeks until the tournament, we're back down to 19 teams now. I'm removing the restriction on 2 teams per school. If anyone wanted to register more teams, now is the time. Please bring buzzers and moderators!
by lchen
Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Edward Powers wrote:to whom should our check be made payable?
The check should be made out to "HCHS Quiz Bowl."
by lchen
Sun Feb 07, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Thanks for pointing that out, Coach Powers. We do indeed have 21 teams. If we don't reach 24 teams soon, I think I will open up the field to C teams sometime in the next week. If worst comes to worst, I'm sure we can find alternates willing to form a hybrid team on the day of the tournament.
by lchen
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 11687

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010

Jacopo Robusti wrote:
lchen wrote:
Oliver Ellsworth wrote: I hear the final was interesting...
What packet was that played on?
Packet 12, maybe. I dunno, it was the twelfth round. Does that tell you enough?
Yes, thank you.

Edit: If anyone has any questions/comments about the Prison Bowl set, please email me at lilychen3.14159@gmail.com.
by lchen
Sat Feb 06, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010
Replies: 54
Views: 11687

Re: NIU Huskie Bowl/Prison Bowl Mirror 02/06/2010

Oliver Ellsworth wrote: I hear the final was interesting...
What packet was that played on?
by lchen
Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

With about four weeks left until the tournament, we have 19 teams currently registered, with 5 spots left to hit our ideal field size of 24. If you are one of the teams on the "expressing interest" list, please register as soon as possible if you would still like to attend!
by lchen
Thu Dec 03, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Hey everyone,
The field is now definitely capped at 24, since we were only able to book so many rooms. With 9-10 teams already registered, teams who are expressing interest should register as soon as possible while there are still spots left.
by lchen
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave
Replies: 76
Views: 8686

Re: Quizzy, an Excuse for you to Try Out Google Wave

I added Quizzy to a wave and it posted a commands list, but it's not sending any questions in response to commands. A while ago it would just send an empty blip with nothing at all in it, but now it doesn't even respond to commands. Is anyone else having this problem?
by lchen
Sun Nov 15, 2009 2:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE Competition 3/20/10
Replies: 46
Views: 7538

Re: BATE Competition 3/13/10

Isn't this the same date as Weekend of Quizbowl?
by lchen
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Has anyone sent me an email and not heard back from me? I think there might be a problem with the email address in the first post; I've changed it to one that should work.

Also, this tournament is PACE affiliated, as noted above.
by lchen
Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice
Replies: 31
Views: 2909

Re: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice

OpenOffice does tend to be less than ideal for quizbowl. The most annoying thing that I've run into is that when you scroll through a document using the down arrow key, it jumps by about 4 lines every time you hit the bottom of the screen, as opposed to going line by line. This can be very annoying ...
by lchen
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT IX (10/24/09) Results
Replies: 33
Views: 6599

Re: LIFT IX (10/24/09) Results

I'm just curious, but how were these rankings determined? If I understood Brother Nigel correctly on Saturday, none of the single-elim games ever happened for brackets below the first.
by lchen
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 12786

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

Hunter is bringing one team and two buzzers.

We would rather it be held at MIT; we've already made hotel reservations.
by lchen
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quizbowl basics handout for newcomers
Replies: 6
Views: 10261

Quizbowl basics handout for newcomers

I made this handout for newcomers to our team, with a flowchart, diagram, and examples to help explain how quizbowl works. It might be of some use....
by lchen
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)
Replies: 125
Views: 20137

Re: QuAC II at UPenn in Phila., PA (11/21/09)

Hunter is expressing interest, probably with one team and two buzzers.
by lchen
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Re: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Edward Powers wrote:Is Prison Bowl III PACE affiliated or certified?
Thanks for reminding me. I just emailed Fred about this.
by lchen
Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10
Replies: 135
Views: 125979

Prison Bowl III at Hunter HS (NYC) - 2/27/10

Hunter College High School will be holding its third annual Prison Bowl (named after its locale, the "Brick Prison") on Saturday, February 27, 2010. To register, or if you have any questions, please email me at lilychen3.14159@gmail.com. The field is capped at 24 teams, so schools can only register ...
by lchen
Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 18231

Re: EFT Discussion

was proved to be uncountable by Cantor’s diagonal argument. For 10 points, name this set that can be decomposed into algebraic and transcendental numbers These particular clues also apply to Irrational Numbers. There may be some others in the question that do as well, though I'm not sure. It wouldn...
by lchen
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIFT IX (10/24/09) Results
Replies: 33
Views: 6599

Re: LIFT IX (10/24/09)

We'll probably be bringing 3 plus or minus one teams, and 2 buzzer sets. I'll give you a definite number once we figure out who can come.
by lchen
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)
Replies: 97
Views: 22824

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Hunter will bring 1 team and 2 buzzers.
by lchen
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)
Replies: 140
Views: 21427

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/26/09)

If this tournament were moved to Sunday, would that be an attendance obstacle for anyone? This is entirely unlikely and would really only be done if it works for absolutely anyone, but I thought I'd ask. It would work better for us, but if it's a problem for anyone else, we wouldn't want to inconve...