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by connor.mayers
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 1981

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

I loved this set and thought that all the major categories were extremely well written while also being accessible. This is one of the better sets I've played/read at this level and I'd like to commend the editors for their great work. The only problem I did notice though was a problem that I think ...
by connor.mayers
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 3525

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Unless my moderator read the question incorrectly, the math question on "four" claimed that four was the degree of a quadratic.
by connor.mayers
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Replies: 7
Views: 7544

Re: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

Hi y'all. A little bit of an update here. Due to a variety of circumstances (junior year workload, stress, declining mental health, etc.) I'll be postponing the finish of this set indefinitely. I definitely bit off more than I could chew here and have realized it's not worth trying to finish in the...
by connor.mayers
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids
Replies: 3
Views: 3180

Re: Hypothetical: Three teams for three kids

Well then the tournament would have three solo teams
by connor.mayers
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Philly Fall Invitational (November 9 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 4393

Re: Philly Fall Invitational (November 9 2019)

Can we get a field update?
by connor.mayers
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 3065

Re: Schurniverse: It's a Schur Thing (Early Summer 2020)

This sounds fantastic and I can’t wait to play it!
by connor.mayers
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 35047

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Since no one has commented about how the tournament went, and I had voiced some strong opinions about the tournament beforehand, I think it is fair that I give my thoughts on the tournament after it has happened, I would like to first start off by saying that I had a tremendous time at NASAT this ye...
by connor.mayers
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9923

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:22 pm
Also--it looks like buzzers have charged back into the fray as another cap on field size. We're probably going to have to lock the field at 12 until I can get at least another buzzer, but I'd prefer two.
I’ll add two buzzers to our registration
by connor.mayers
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 9560

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
People should all change their votes to scattergories pls :/
Very much this
by connor.mayers
Mon May 13, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Replies: 7
Views: 7544

Re: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

Hi y'all. A little bit of an update here. Due to a variety of circumstances (junior yell workload, stress, declining mental health, etc.) I'll be postponing the finish of this set indefinitely. I definitely bit off more than I could chew here and have realized it's not worth trying to finish in the ...
by connor.mayers
Sun May 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Replies: 7
Views: 7544

Re: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

An update on this set: it will have 6 packets. It will run at HSNCT on Friday night shortly after the conclusion of ACRONYM. Here is a matchmaking spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1145gkbO283GRhUw-2zvpQtltLotSG290LmelOL98HK4/edit?usp=sharing With 6 packets, I'm capping the field o...
by connor.mayers
Sun May 05, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement - All the Lit We Cannot See (Spring 2020)
Replies: 9
Views: 2142

Re: Announcement - All the Lit We Cannot See (Winter 2019)

Great to see a tournament with increased contemporary lit content. Highly looking forward to this!
by connor.mayers
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 33444

Re: Player Poll 2019

Tim Morrison is the best math player (sorry Samir and Naomi, you're a close second/third) and also the best film player. His generalist skills can't be doubted either, leading a Chicago B team to top-of-second bracket finishes at both nationals. I would like to ditto tim morrison stanning if you ha...
by connor.mayers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 15
Views: 7632

Re: How to build "stamina"

Staying well-hydrated and well fed are the two most important things IMO. I always bring lots of water and snacks to munch on throughout the day to tournaments. Make sure not to over stuff yourself though, which can lead to fatigue. A good night's sleep is always helpful, I try to always go to bed b...
by connor.mayers
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 33444

Re: Player Poll 2019

I'm going to invade this thread that I have no position commenting in to say that you should rank Jakob very high because he is very good at quiz bowl!

(also vote for Geoffrey because that kid is a monster)
by connor.mayers
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Replies: 7
Views: 7544

Re: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

Are there any updates on this such as confirmation it will be ready and what time at HSNCT you're hoping to read it (would personally prefer it not conflict with META but that's just me)? The set is... making progress let's just say that. I should be able to finish if I get my ass into gear after e...
by connor.mayers
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How We Treat Each Other: 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 16488

Re: How We Treat Each Other: 2019

As someone who's in the unique situation of being highly involved in the community, but also runs a club that has recently become active and has many members that have absolutely no idea that their is a wider quiz bowl community, I think my input here can be of some relevance. Becoming involved with...
by connor.mayers
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19

We are currently full at 36 teams. Any additional teams will be added to the waitlist in order of registration.
by connor.mayers
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19

We have hit our initial field cap of 30. We are hoping to confirm enough staff to expand shortly and would love to get to 36; until then teams will go on the waitlist. Keep those registrations coming!
by connor.mayers
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 35047

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Then it should've been phrased differently to avoid indicating an exhaustive list. I would like to apologize for the wording of my original post. I was not intending to make an exhaustive list of the “good” staffers at NASAT, but rather just listed moderators who I was able to recognize and did a g...
by connor.mayers
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY
Replies: 72
Views: 35047

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

As someone who will almost certainly be attending NASAT as a player, I can’t say I’m pleased with the decision of IQBT to choose Lexington over Champaign. First off, it’s just veritably false that UIUC would have a smaller local staffing pool than Lexington. The population of quizbowlers around Cham...
by connor.mayers
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life
Replies: 7
Views: 7544

Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life

I am pleased to announce Fight the Power Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life, a continuation of Laurence Li’s hip-hop tournament from two years ago: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=18915&p=344050&hilit=fight+the+power#p344050 The set will hopefully consist of 7 packets, which will contain 20...
by connor.mayers
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19

CURRENT FIELD: (teams/buzzers/staffers) Manheim Township 4/0/0 Hempfield 1/3/0 Friends Select 3/3/1 West Chester East 2/1/0 Lancaster Mennonite 1/2/0 Solanco 1/0/0 Cedar Crest 2/2/1 Northeastern 1/1/0 Montgomery Area 1/0/0 Great Valley 4/1/1 Oxford Area 1/1/0 ELCO 2/0/0 Cumberland Valley 2/1/0 State...
by connor.mayers
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament, Millersville PA (CAST Mirror) - 2/9/19

Penn Manor High School is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Sean Moore Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament to be on February 9th, 2019. For Sean: The tournament is dedicated to our late teammate Sean Moore, who passed away of a suicide last August. We hope this tournament can serve as a reminder of the m...
by connor.mayers
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Johns Hopkins Fall Quizbowl Tournament (NAQT-177X) - 10/13/18
Replies: 10
Views: 4024

Re: Johns Hopkins Fall Quizbowl Tournament (NAQT-177X) - 10/13/18

Can we get some clarification on the set? IS-177 is a regular difficulty set, not a introductory level set like advertised. Is this a mistake or is this tournament truly using an introductory level set?
by connor.mayers
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament (NAQT IS-178A) - 9/22/18
Replies: 12
Views: 4122

Re: Johns Hopkins Novice Tournament (NAQT IS-178A) - 9/22/18

Is there any chance you would consider opening the field if you get to 36 registrations?
by connor.mayers
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31349

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

Just a note when ranking teams here- State College A will most likely be the B team from last years HSNCT led by Albert, while B will be what is left of the A team from last year. These things could change but from what has been communicated State College has no real intention to try and shuffle aro...
by connor.mayers
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 35130

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could I also see the conversion stats for the Gatsby bonus?
by connor.mayers
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 35130

Re: 2018 HSNCT discussion

Could you post the conversion stats for the Black Panther Party tossup (sometime in lateish playoffs) as well as the bonus that had the Socialist Workers Party as a third part (round 13 iirc). Could you also post the stats for the most powered and the least powered tossups as well as most 30d and mo...
by connor.mayers
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)
Replies: 9
Views: 3048

Re: NASAT Online Mirror 1 (7/14 to 7/15)

More worryingly, what's going to happen if Connor Mayers can only staff on Saturday as the sheet indicates, and Matt's the only one staffing on Sunday? I was not able to secure transportation to Penn's NASAT mirror on the 15th, so thankfully I am now available to staff both days. I have updated the...
by connor.mayers
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19
Replies: 76
Views: 31349

Re: NY/NJ/CT/PA/DE Discussion '18-19

After a great season for PA quiz bowl, it sadly graduated A LOT of talent. Not only are superstars like Alex and Vishwa, but a ton of super good players behind them graduate as well. Most of the players in PA’s top 10 are graduating, but some teams keep some scoring and others have good programs to ...
by connor.mayers
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 3146

Re: East TN End-Of-Summer Academic Party at Tusculum, 08-04-

Just a note about the set: I don’t think it’s quite as hard as you are making it out to be. DCC got 13 points per bounceback, while putting up a quite good 22 PPB
by connor.mayers
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 5541

Re: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event

This set is now done. Message myself or Michael if you are interested in hearing it this weekend at NASAT!
by connor.mayers
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 5541

untitled unedited. : A Kendrick Lamar Side Event (7/7/18)

I’m pleased to announce untitled unedited., a Kendrick Lamar side event written by myself and Michael Powers. The set will be 40 tossups, between 6-8 lines in 11 point Times New Roman with powers and superpowers. The 40 tossups will follow this distribution: 2 Pre-S80 / Mixtape Days 6 Section.80 8 G...
by connor.mayers
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 14354

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the McCarthy tossup and the Fanon bonus?
by connor.mayers
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7911

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

As promised, here’s some predictions on most of the PA teams attending Nats. Please understand that these are just my thoughts and interpretations and I certainly don’t have a perfect knowledge of every team. HSNCT: Alagar Homeschool: The Alagars maintain an entire squad that made playoffs last year...
by connor.mayers
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18
Replies: 20
Views: 7911

Re: NY/NJ/PA/CT/Surrounding Area Discussion '17/'18

I’ll have a post regarding my thoughts on all the PA teams attending Nats later today most likely
by connor.mayers
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 30248

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I'm very guilty of of telling a teammate "oh that's what I thought it was" or "I should have gotten that earlier" after they answer a tossup.
by connor.mayers
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Joppatowne, MD, 4/14/2018 Trash Tournament
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

Re: Joppatowne, MD, 4/7/2018 Trash Tournament

What set will this tournament be using?
by connor.mayers
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 12626

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

Okay, if you know someone in the above mentioned states that would be interested in quiz bowl tournaments, let me know! I intend to try to get something started in Utah. Edit: also, northern Idaho, in the Coeur d'Alene area and/or Spokane. (I have heard from two interested coaches there. CdA Charte...
by connor.mayers
Wed May 24, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XI Is Available For Mirrors
Replies: 27
Views: 15351

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament (HFT) XI Is Available For Mirror

raginbulls wrote:Could you provide a link to the set? I can't seem to find it on the archive.
by connor.mayers
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 7662

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

Personally I think it's a good idea if you have enough resources. Just means more teams get to play later on in the tournament. I think that's fantastic.