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by ErikC
Fri May 08, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: It's Time To D-D-D-D....Duel! (Challenge: Columbia vs. Chicago)

Could a larger series of games be played with Battle City Rules?
by ErikC
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: We Need New Games
Replies: 1
Views: 666

We Need New Games

I am currently working on We Need New Games , a tossup-only side event about video games (primarily from the past 10-15 years, with a focus on popular games and series that are widely played) and other forms of games like board games, card games, and fictional games. Clues will focus on mechanics, c...
by ErikC
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 32454

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

To end any speculation: yes, I would have banned anyone without hesitation who admitted to cheating in an online tournament recently from playing Hybrid. How recently? At least a year. I already removed the signup of a player who had quite damning evidence that they cheated after the conversation ar...
by ErikC
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

Congratulations to Zack and Miri Read Adorno for winning the 2020 Ontario Hybrid online mirror! Thanks to everyone who came out to play today! Stats can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6472/stats/prelims/individuals/ Email me at [email protected].com with any questions or correctio...
by ErikC
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

I've found an eleventh reader so I've expanded the field to 22 teams. One slot has been assigned to a team on the waitlist. Currently there's one open slot for a team of free agents and a few spots on registered teams; only one or two people on the free agent list will be left out if all 88 (ugh) sp...
by ErikC
Mon Apr 06, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

I have locked the signup sheet for now as I confirm my staffing numbers and some issues with a signup. Email me at erock199 at gmail.com if you have a whole team you would like to get on the waiting list. For those free agents who may not get to play, a second more informal mirror may be held in the...
by ErikC
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

Looks like the polls agree that we should do tossups only. Currently the field is capped at 20 teams, I've set up a waitlist for full teams but I hope to get another staffer for 22 teams.
by ErikC
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Wisdom Extracted Hybrid (4/3 @ 9 PM EST on Discord)
Replies: 11
Views: 910

Re: Wisdom Extracted Hybrid (TENTATIVE: 4/3 @ 9 PM EST on Discord)

Does it count as "being top scorer on a team that went to either nationals" if I solo'd ICT after getting a host bid?
by ErikC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: Terrapin Open Discord Mirror (3/28 - 3/29)

We've found a full team.

Aayush, Rein and I are still looking for teammates. Our biggest holes are biology. PM me here or discord if you're interested!

Update: We've acquired one Rein Otasason.
by ErikC
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

Thanks to some very nice people volunteering, I've been able to expand the field cap to 16 teams! Currently all the free agents would fit into the 4 of 6 slots. With 15 or 16 teams I'll consider splitting into groups and rebracketing over a round robin.
by ErikC
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

While I don't like ignoring the majority vote, I'm currently leaning towards tossups only. I'll see how Terrapin Online goes with its format.

Regarding the field cap, I've moved it up to 10. I'm still looking for more staff to allow for more people to play.
by ErikC
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror Poll

Antrobus63 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:50 am
Looks like there's a clear winner. How soon can we sign up?
I've posted a thread to signup here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=23939
by ErikC
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 3490

Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

I'm happy to announce a Discord mirror of Ontario Hybrid for April 11 , 2020. More info on the set can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23557 . You can sign-up as a team or free agent here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11Iq5G-CpXU8ZeExvhuVefEEJOLy6uRVkCUKfW...
by ErikC
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 601

Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror Poll

With all the cancellations of events and some demand, here is a preliminary poll to gauge interest and find a date for an online mirror. More info on the set can be found here https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23557 . I am still seeking staff to run this event - fill in the last opt...
by ErikC
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Ontario Hybrid Online Playtesting [Academic Questions]
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Re: Ontario Hybrid Online Playtesting [Academic Questions]

Despite the postponement of the main sites of this tournament (and thus removing the need to meet the previous deadline), I still plan on running a playtest of academic questions for this tournament. If you are still interested and want to play, let me know and I'll invite you to the discord server ...
by ErikC
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)

In light of all mirrors being postponed, anyone who missed the submission deadline is free to send a submission when you're satisfied with it. Hello, I was curious if an Online Mirror was going to run of this set given the recent boom in online tournament demand I'm planning on posting a poll in a f...
by ErikC
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 - UofT Main Site Announcement (Postponed Indefinitely)
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 - UofT Main Site Announcement (Postponed Indefinitely)

I'm not happy to announce that we are postponing the main site of Ontario Hybrid until further notice. I hope to run a mirror during the summer once it is safe to do so, but we can't run an event knowing what could happen right now.
by ErikC
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Ontario Hybrid Online Playtesting [Academic Questions]
Replies: 1
Views: 821

Ontario Hybrid Online Playtesting [Academic Questions]

As a relatively inexperienced head editor, I would like to have some more eyes on the academic questions for Ontario Hybrid (more info here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=23557 ). I'm inviting any collegiate or open players that don't plan on attending a mirror to playtest quest...
by ErikC
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)

Considering the recent announcement of the Barnard mirror, I've decided to extend the submission deadline to March 10.
by ErikC
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set

This set is now available on the archives.
by ErikC
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 - UofT Main Site Announcement (Postponed Indefinitely)
Replies: 1
Views: 705

Ontario Hybrid 2020 - UofT Main Site Announcement (Postponed Indefinitely)

The writers of Ontario Hybrid 2020 are happy to announce that the main site of Ontario Hybrid will be on some date in the future, hopefully during the summer if the COVID-19 outbreak has largely passed, at the University of Toronto St. George Campus. More information about the Ontario Hybrid can be ...
by ErikC
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set

This set could have used some more proofreading--small typos are one thing, but there were a fair share of "actors' names spelled wrong" or "titles of films messed up." Yeah, I agree. There were several mistakes I didn't notice/go back to fix from reading the set out loud at the first mirror that b...
by ErikC
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Reel Knowledge Online Mirror (UPDATE: Jan 7 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: Reel Knowledge Online Mirror (UPDATE: Jan 7 2020)

Will Nediger brutally dismantled this set with an astonishing 1115 points over 7 packets. Here's the scores I have from last night.

Will N 1115
Chinmay 5
Tejas 65
Will B 20
Deepak -10
Mike 200
Peter 10
Sadie 25
Alex 15
Sam 175
Jamie 25
Jack 20

Thanks for playing everyone!
by ErikC
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)

A few details of distribution also have been changed on the main post.
by ErikC
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Reel Knowledge Online Mirror (UPDATE: Jan 7 2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Reel Knowledge Online Mirror (UPDATE: Jan 7 2020)

I'll be running a free mirror on the discord of Reel Knowledge, my film set you can read more about here https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22719. I'm setting the date for January 7 (the Tuesday), at 8pm for now. If enough people are interested but prefer a later time I could move it ...
by ErikC
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

I've finally gotten around to posting packets from this tournament - the archive now has the first 11. I still plan on running the last 4 in an event in Canada so those will be posted later.
by ErikC
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)

crbirdx wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:36 pm
I know that you just announced but would April be the earliest time to mirror?
Likely, but if an earlier mirror were proposed we might be able to make it work.
by ErikC
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)
Replies: 8
Views: 2988

Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)

We are pleased to announce that Canadian Hybrid will be returning again in 2020, written by Henry Atkins, Sheena Li, Aayush Rajasekaran, Jack van Nostrand, and Colin Veevers. I will be serving as head-editor, and I aim to produce a tournament similar in quality to the last one with some minor distri...
by ErikC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set

Cheynem wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:10 pm
Will there be an online mirror?
I'll consider it.

Update: here it is!
viewtopic.php?f=311&t=23606
by ErikC
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set

An update for the curious: this set is finished and has already been mirrored thrice. I've decided to make it free as well.
by ErikC
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Are Laissez-Faire Eligibility Standards Good for the Circuit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1326

Re: Are Laissez-Faire Eligibility Standards Good for the Circuit?

The Canadian mirror of Penn Bowl was semi-open. People eligible to play for a school were required to play on a school team. An exemption was made for a Carleton student (Daniel) to play with open teammates as the rest of his school. Whether this is good for the circuit, I don't know. Penn Bowl is o...
by ErikC
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set

An update on this set: I'm about 75% done this set. I've updated the distribution in the OP to accommodate more questions that span different regions. I plan on having this set available for mirror by October 5.
by ErikC
Mon May 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Look at This Photograph (Visual Side Event)
Replies: 3
Views: 5215

Re: Look at This Photograph (Visual Side Event)

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 2:49 pm
How many packets did this end up being?
Seven, all according to plan.

EDIT: We played this in Ottawa. The results:

Henry - 360
Milan - 320
Christine - 295
Aaron - 240
Simone - 150
Adam - 60
by ErikC
Sat May 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Look at This Photograph (Visual Side Event)
Replies: 3
Views: 5215

Re: Look at This Photograph (Visual Side Event)

To clarify, this set is finished, available for mirroring, and has already been mirrored. Special thanks to Penn State for their feedback!
by ErikC
Mon May 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Reel Knowledge: A Fine Arts Film Set

I am currently working on an academic set of film questions, intend to be played as a side event in small teams or shootouts. I would be comfortable putting almost any of these questions in a pure academic set of regular quizbowl questions. The majority of clues will focus on the visual and audio el...
by ErikC
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Indulge me a moment...
Replies: 19
Views: 11111

Re: Indulge me a moment...

This has been the first year out of school after five years of playing collegiate QB, and I was feeling pretty down about missing out on all the tournaments. But semi-open tournaments have been plentiful here to boost the field - it's not ideal, but I've had the opportunity to play 3 tournaments of ...
by ErikC
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 14689

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I can confirm I am writing a full pack for this.
by ErikC
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Look at This Photograph (Visual Side Event)
Replies: 3
Views: 5215

Look at This Photograph (Visual Side Event)

Look at This Photograph is a visual trash set I have (mostly) assembled, ideally paired with another visual set like SHAWARMA II. The set will be a bit differently constructed and clued than a written tournament because of the quirks of the medium, but I'm shooting for fairly accessible difficulty ...
by ErikC
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)
Replies: 11
Views: 9707

Re: Angels in the Architecture 2: Build it Bigger (Summer 201x)

This was a great set - anyone with a passing interest in architecture should play this.
by ErikC
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Regionals playtesting
Replies: 26
Views: 9215

Re: ACF Regionals playtesting

I'm interested in playtesting - will we get the email the night of or sooner?
by ErikC
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Growing Young Players
Replies: 5
Views: 5636

Re: Growing Young Players

The University of Toronto club has been using a really good schedule. In September, the club run novice practices exclusively for new players on days we don't normally have practices early in the semester. The rest of the semester has had junior practices (playing about ACF Fall level) from 6-7:30 o...
by ErikC
Fri Dec 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why isn't Bollywood canon?
Replies: 20
Views: 10473

Re: Why isn't Bollywood canon?

To address the initial point: Bollywood isn't canon because it's not generally studied academically. I'd definitely say part of this is Western-centric attitudes. Academic quizbowl film questions generally draw upon what you might encounter in film studies. In comparison, classic Hollywood has been ...
by ErikC
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

Glancing at the distribution breakdown I'd say it's about 30%-35% of the content is pre-00s content, though this varies on which part of the distro (obviously theres very little things to ask about the internet of the 80s, but there is a fair amount of older sports or music questions).
by ErikC
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 320617

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I'll be reading Fantastic Feasts and Where to Find Them, my 40 tossup food pack around 10pm EST on Thursday, Dec 6 on the discord. It is similar to John Lawrence's There Will Be Stock Clues event.
by ErikC
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 62467

Re: community question clinic

I'd say that be confusing.
by ErikC
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: community question clinic
Replies: 95
Views: 62467

Re: community question clinic

If you're going to use the "these people" than the first clue needs to be clearer, I had a hard time parsing it. "While she is one of these people" would be clearer, but perhaps "this status" would be better.

The second question mention the Green River twice, but other than that seems fine.
by ErikC
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

The Toronto site (http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=21929, comments about the tournament included) played 11 of the 15 packets we planned for this tournament. I plan on having the last four packets being played as a side event in the near future. I won't be posting these packets to t...
by ErikC
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is World History?
Replies: 11
Views: 5850

Re: What is World History?

I'd agree with the idea that this specific tossup should have been reclassified European history for the reasons you stated - but would this also apply to questions about the colonization of sub-Saharan Africa? Morocco has had a very different relationship with Europe than Nigeria or Senegal has. Wo...
by ErikC
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

We're setting the mirror fees at $45 CAD or $35 USD per team for a 15-pack tournament. As some of you might know, Venmo is not available in Canada yet so I'll be setting up a Paypal.
by ErikC
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament
Replies: 8
Views: 5906

Re: No Banter Please - A Trash Tournament

An update: the Canadian site of NBP will be held on November 4, 2018 . The set will be available for mirrors the weekend of the November 10 after. The field is completely open right now, and the main site fees and discount will likely be around $120 per team, similar to the Acronym held at McMaster ...