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by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DonDeLillo (WAO II) @ University of Waterloo (18/11/2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1589

Re: DonDeLillo (WAO II) @ University of Waterloo (18/11/2017

As far as I know, there are two house teams and two U of T teams. The editors have allowed the addition of scab teams at a TBD extra cost to bring the field size to a good even number and make everyone's schedule a bit nicer.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 18343

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I think I'm gonna finish my Viennese Classical pack for this.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 5300

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

Thanks for the feedback, Adam and Billy 1) The RNA question, which had a clue about the TPP riboswitch that was basically unparseable as a sentence and only buzzable if you just ignore the grammar and use a binary association of TPP -> riboswitch -> RNA This wasn't an issue when I read the question ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 10203

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Thanks for your feedback, Noah The mitochondria tossup was bad and I realize how I needed to be more specific. The yeast tossup mentions "technique first applied in this organism". Both player buzzed in on the "2" music theory tossup trying to identify the amount of semitones in a major third (inste...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 88
Views: 10203

Re: WAO II Specific Question Discussion

Thanks for your feedback. I admit mitochondrion transport was a stretch, which I sort of wrote panic mode after realizing the submission on just the mitochondrion I thought was fine was actually really transparent when I read it to Akhil. Your John Rutter comment is noted. I thought he was fairly we...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO II at the University of Georgia (UGA) - November 11th
Replies: 5
Views: 3024

Re: WAO II at the University of Georgia (UGA) - November 11t

Please, if you get a chance, join the private discussion forum for this set. The history, literature, fine arts, and biological sciences were finished weeks ago and edited to the best of our ability with multiple rounds of feedback with Jonathan Magin halfway through the week after he was finished ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7118

Re: MSU WAO 2 11/11/2017

Please, if you get a chance, join the private discussion forum for this set. The history, literature, fine arts, and biological sciences were finished weeks ago and edited to the best of our ability with multiple rounds of feedback with Jonathan Magin halfway through the week after he was finished w...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 5300

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

I think the majority of the problems from this tournament come from the fact that there was no designated "head editor" to get everyone's stuff together and have a broad sense of exactly what still needed to be done with the tournament. The tournament post mentioned that non-listed categories would ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 39395

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Science is still 1/1 each of bio, chem, phys, other. Other's distro will be largely submission driven.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations Plano West!
Replies: 47
Views: 21037

Re: 2018 NAQT HSNCT: May 26-27, Atlanta

Does this mean that the tournament will finish sufficiently late on Sunday that attendees should plan to travel Monday morning? If so, this is a welcome change for staffers. Thanks! Hopefully staffers with work on Monday would be able to trickle out as they see fit late Sunday afternoon. Interested...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 8571

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

The first clue to the tossup on artifical islands is neither artifical nor an island. Only game changing protest to an otherwise fine mirror we had up north. I would have preferred pdf packets and a few more pronounciation guides. Content was generally much better than last year.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ uOttawa (11/4/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: ACF Fall @ uOttawa (11/4/17)

Final corrected stats won't be up until I find/buy a new laptop charger.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ uOttawa (11/4/17)
Replies: 3
Views: 1890

Re: ACF Fall @ uOttawa (11/4/17)

Reminder the clocks turn back so don't show up to Sunday's side events an hour early
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: PB 2017: General Discussion

Set was very good. I enjoyed lots. Yup, but felt harder than 'regular difficulty' compared to lets say the last two regionals. Bio was hard. Maybe Rein should git gud. But more generally it seemed like there were quite a few randomly hard science answerlines, e.g. Hamilton or cryo EM, but it wasn't...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 5701

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

The tossup on "festivals" was a great idea but didn't mention either Academic Festival Overture or the arguably most well known festival, Bayreuth. Giveaway didn't even namedrop "Roman Festivals", pre-giveaway was a score clue of Gymnopedies and then you have to connect that to it being written for ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3847

Re: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)

After a 11 round round robin, Toronto B was 9-1 and McGill A&B and Carleton were all 8-2. Due to the interest of time, we didn't break the 3 way tie for 2nd with packets and so McGill A, who had the highest PPG of the three, faced off against Toronto B in a two game final. Toronto B won the first ga...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 19667

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

I felt the system was easy to learn and use at CO art and I think this a great system to use moving forward. Advanced notice would have been nice for this even if it was using the spreadsheets and questions from a previous tournament just to get a hang of what's going on - especially if a site usual...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice 2017-18
Replies: 2
Views: 2246

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice 2017-18

This was a decent but not perfect set.

Is there a medium here for discussing the set or should we send all concerns through to NAQT by email?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Carleton University (Sept 23, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1445

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Carleton University (Sept 23, 2

Stats!

Because of a certain recent announcement we're doing untimed 22/22.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 17199

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

Oh I'm so sorry I didn't type the right thing - the team would lose eligibility if they went, but if they didn't they would keep the eligibility despite having been invited.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT and ICT policies for 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 17199

Re: SCT and ICT policies for 2018

Hi Jeff, Last year about two weeks before ICT, you emailed my team asking if our D2 team could attend ICT. Due to the short notice, we declined the invitation, and also due to the short notice, we were informed that the players on the D2 SCT team would not have their D2 eligibility revoked unless we...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 15367

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Is the completion date still ACF Fall weekend?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 15308

Re: Preseason Poll

I was planning to do a writeup of Top 25 teams, as has been done in past years... I can't speak for anyone else, but I would find this really enjoyable to read and share with my teammates. We have a lot of new players who are very excited about quiz bowl this year, and I think this sort of thing wo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 15308

Re: Preseason Poll

I'm surprised that Stanford and Northwestern both were left out on one ballot; upthread Will Alston posted the team changes so they couldn't even make a mistake like with Toronto, who by the way, is losing Jay for ACF events but will still be able to play NAQT.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 5783

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

I would prefer to play the bonuses, for several reasons I don't wanna list out.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Collegiate Writers
Replies: 9
Views: 3714

Re: New Collegiate Writers

I thought PADAWAN was a great idea and shouldn't be permanently discontinued because of a few flakes. It seems like if the training is done early enough the flakes can be accounted for. Looking at the names from the discussion post it seems like a lot of those people have gone on to write great thin...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 8112

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

I am working on Arthur tossups as I watch episodes here and there (err... way too often, probably). I will announce when a well balanced set comes out of it. Collabs welcome.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Tariq
Replies: 10
Views: 4049

Re: Tariq

I don't remember expressing interest to help out on the next landscapes but I'd be down especially since I should be done the IHO audio arts by 2018. I prefer Tariq to be on a different year than the next landscapes as to not have both 1 year and no music event the following year. I have no preferen...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 15308

Re: Preseason Poll

McGill stays the same
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16144

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

aseem.keyal wrote:As someone who doesn't have much interest in geography and played this set on a whim, this set was a blast! Tons of fun and fresh tossups in each packet, I'd highly recommend anyone who's even slightly interested in geography (or not) to play this.
This is a Very True Statement.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)

Thanks for coming everyone! Stats Carleton's A team for next year beat Aayush, Jay, Shelby, and Adam while winning both games of a disadvantaged final to take the NASAT title. Adam/Christine were tied with Aayush/Erik after the Celebs double round robin but defeated them in the tiebreaker round 40-3...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 6IXGOD
Replies: 9
Views: 3435

Re: 6IXGOD

What's the ruling on stuff that's not technically in Toronto? Can I tossup up, let's say, my favourite store in PMall?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 3658

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

Here are the stats

It's always a pleasure to come down to Toronto for a tournament weekend. Thanks to Meghan and Aaron for another great time.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)

Hey due to recent circumstances, some stuff has changed: - NASAT has been increased to $25/person. Andrej will be taking your Saturday fees as he plays everyone. Ted or Cameron will be taking your Sunday fees. - The control room is Paterson 112 - If you don't pay Andrej. Ted, or Cameron your fees by...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

Re: Carleton Side Event Weekend (August 19th+20th)

This tournament will be held on the weekend of August 19th+20th. Both days will begin at 9 AM, with the control room of Paterson 112.

The schedule of events will be:
Saturday - NASAT - $25/person
Saturday night - The Celebs - $10/person
Sunday morning - GEODUCK - $10/person
Sign up here
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 11820

Re: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals

Write more meta, my dude.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: VETO 2017 @ University Of Toronto (Aug. 12, 2017)
Replies: 13
Views: 6362

Re: VETO 2017 @ University Of Toronto (Aug. 12, 2017)

I will read Kate's side event.

Ian's et al. are unable to come with him, so the team is going to be Jay, Ian, Peter, and myself.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd
Replies: 60
Views: 29417

Re: Chicago Open 2017 - July 22nd

I'll have Lit and Bork stats up tomorrow or the day after.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 5415

Re: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)

Plenty of space on teams for all the events!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 6791

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

I will have more coherent thoughts on the structure of this tournament later, everything since the rail situation has been a nauseous sleep deprived blur. Stats are here. Please check for corrections in your name (I've already been informed of some). I will send the results to NAQT no earlier than t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 46971

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

What was the conversion for the Mir question? Some math bonuses seemed like 0 or 30 bonuses. The most egregious example was the one that asked for the second derivatives of three expressions. That's an easy 30 for anyone with calculus knowledge, 0 for those without. What is the intended difficulty o...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 8112

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

This was really fun. I'll pm you some minor comments. My favourite moment was when Ted asked me a content question before the tournament, I said idk, and of course it shows up and neither of us or others in the room know the answer. What's the online format going to be? We did tossups only, so if bo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 27651

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

My five hour train ride from Montreal to Toronto has turned what could be up to a ten to eleven hour ride. It's not actually that bad though, with nobody sitting beside me, free wifi, and the attendants coming around with free food after around hour seven. Good thing the tournament starts at 10 tomo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss
Replies: 17
Views: 7342

Re: Modern World II - Possibility for Summer 2018? Discuss

This sounds like a great idea for the second summer open. The 60 USD mirror fee, while probably the correct amount in general in terms of writer compensation (which goes for regular academic stuff too), is much higher than expected for a subject tournament.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament
Replies: 20
Views: 8112

Re: AARDVARK: An Arthur MiniTournament

I'm a huge fan but also bad at qb, would love an irc or skype readthrough. Glad its season 10 and before. Ladonna gets on my nerves. There's a podcast about a year old called Elwood City Limits that is hosted by two Canadians in their mid 20s and I would recommened it for sure. They point out a lot ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Case for Short Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 10085

Re: The Case for Short Questions

I think this shortening should especially happen to regs+/nats- stuff as a friendly way for both new players and new staffers to be introduced to hard stuff, and also to get a good number of games in without spending too much extra time (which is inevitable because of worse players and readers).
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 11617

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

NHBB also has hosted some stuff in BC, Alberta, and more consistently in Quebec. Quebec is a weird situation because their equivalence of secondary and postseconday schools go 7-11, 12+first year, 2nd thru 4th year. Generally, the NHBB teacher supervisors say that just doing NHBB is too much work fo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: It's Lit
Replies: 48
Views: 22592

Re: It's Lit

I can read for this and all other Sunday stuff too
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 5415

Re: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)

I'm gonna play the sports thing and staff everything else.