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by db0wman
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21

The field for this tournament is now closed at 16. I have just sent out an email containing tournament information to the designated points of contact for each school. If you did not receive this email, please let me know.
by db0wman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21

This tournament is currently very short on staff. If you're available, please register to staff at this link.
by db0wman
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 3/20/21: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite OPEN
Replies: 1
Views: 776

3/20/21: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite OPEN

Overview This is an announcement for the open online mirror of the 2021 Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, which will take place on March 20th, 2021. The tournament will begin at 10 AM ET. This tournament will cost $70 per team. I, Dylan Bowman, will be directing this tournament through Discord. Registr...
by db0wman
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21

Congratulations to Illinois A for winning the tournament with an 8-0 record! Stats can be found here . Advanced stats can be found here . Invoices will be sent to teams in a few days. If you're from the Midwest region but wish to play at a future mirror, let me know at [email protected].com. The ...
by db0wman
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21

The field for this tournament is now full. Teams will be sent an email containing the server link later today. If any Midwest teams would still like to play the set, the Central mirror is being held on March 6th. Details can be found here . EDIT: We have one spot open now after a drop; please regist...
by db0wman
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended this tournament and helped to make it a success! Congratulations to University Lab A and Stevenson for their first-place and second-place finishes, respectively. Complete statistics for the tournament can be found here.
by db0wman
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

The initial field cap of 18 teams has been filled up. If the waitlist reaches 6 teams, there will be a field expansion to 24 teams. Keep those registrations coming! (Update: the field is no longer full as of 1/25/21) (Second update: since 16 teams is a nice number to work with, I'll be temporarily c...
by db0wman
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

The original post has been updated to reflect the fact that this tournament is now explicitly open to teams from Indiana. Make sure to get your registrations in soon!
by db0wman
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:11 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

Re: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

Current Field (16/16)
Auburn (x2)
Barrington
Bloomington
Buffalo Grove
Carmel (IN) (x2)
Granite City
Macomb
Sandburg
Springfield (x2)
Stevenson
St. Joseph (IN)
Uni (x2)

Waitlist (0/2)
This could be you!
by db0wman
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021
Replies: 4
Views: 1288

SATURNALIA @ UIUC, February 6 2021

Overview The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce a mirror of SATURNALIA on February 6, 2021. SATURNALIA is a hard high-school difficulty set; more information can be found here . The tournament will be run over Discord. The field will be soft-capped at 18 but w...
by db0wman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 9250

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

Feels worth pointing out that with (at least) 20 packets, you could probably run 2 tournaments of this set in each region. While this might constrain field sizes/format options a little bit, I think most teams don’t really want to play more than 10 rounds online anyways (especially for something wi...
by db0wman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 9250

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

Playtesting The Southeast-Midwest Housewrite is seeking playtesters. We will be playtesting the first 14 packets' worth of content in January and early February. We will playtest another 6 packets in April. Keep in mind that there will be several college and open mirrors so only register if you do ...
by db0wman
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 9250

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

Playtesting The Southeast-Midwest Housewrite is seeking playtesters. We will be playtesting the first 14 packets' worth of content in January and early February. We will playtest another 6 packets in April. Keep in mind that there will be several college and open mirrors so only register if you do ...
by db0wman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ West, 2/20/21
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ West, 2/20/21

Are British Columbia teams going to be included in the west region as is usual, or will they need to wait for a Canadian mirror to be announced? Our apologies for not considering Canadian teams outside of the Ontario circuit in the announcement. Teams from British Columbia will be eligible to play ...
by db0wman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ West, 2/20/21
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ West, 2/20/21

Why is it that "if you played ACF Winter, you can probably play this tournament" when Winter, like recent EFTs, had no formal or informal eligibility restrictions and was played by a lot of very good players, while the stated difficulty comparisons, PACE NSC and ILLIAC, are respectively a...
by db0wman
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 9250

Southeast-Midwest Housewrite Global Announcement

Overview This is a global announcement for college mirrors of the Southeast-Midwest Housewrite. The set is of around medium difficulty or slightly easier. 2018 PACE and 2019 ILLIAC is the benchmark at which we are aiming. The announcement for high school mirrors can be found here . Set The set is e...
by db0wman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21

Current Field
Carleton College
Chicago (x2)
Iowa (x3)
Iowa State
Lewis
Minnesota
Mizzou
Nebraska
Texas (x2)
WUSTL (x3)

(16/16)
by db0wman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Central, 3/6/21

Overview This is an announcement for the Central collegiate site of the 2021 Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, which will take place on March 6th, 2021. This tournament will cost $70 per team, with discounts outlined below. I, Dylan Bowman, will be directing this tournament through Discord. Registratio...
by db0wman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Mid-Atlantic, 3/6/21
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Mid-Atlantic, 3/6/21

Overview This is an announcement for the Mid-Atlantic collegiate site of the 2021 Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, which will take place on March 6th, 2021. This tournament will cost $70 per team, with discounts outlined below. Aidan Leahy will be directing this tournament through Discord. Registratio...
by db0wman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Re: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21

Current Field
Case Western
Lawrence (x2)
Michigan
Notre Dame (x2)
Ohio State (x2)
Purdue (x5)
Kentucky
UIUC (x2)
Wisconsin

(17/18)
by db0wman
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Southeast-Midwest Housewrite @ Midwest, 2/20/21

Overview This is an announcement for the Midwest collegiate site of the 2021 Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, which will take place on February 20th, 2021. This tournament will cost $70 per team, with discounts outlined below. I, Dylan Bowman, will be directing this tournament through Discord. Registr...
by db0wman
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4193

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on virtue in packet J? thanks! After the “life of growth” and “life of perception” are ruled out in one text, this concept is discussed as a possible function for man. A book titled for this concept claims that the “state of grave disorder” of its author’s field is due to a f...
by db0wman
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4193

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on virtue in packet J? thanks!
by db0wman
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Increasing question response speed
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Increasing question response speed

If you're talking about buzzing at an earlier point in the question, then knowing more will help you buzz there. Quizbowl questions adhere to the principle of pyramidality, which means that harder clues come earlier in the question in order to reward people who know more about the subject. If you're...
by db0wman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)

I don't think it's a good idea to name a set that is clearly academic in nature "TRIVIA".
by db0wman
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]
Replies: 28
Views: 5569

Re: Wolfie Bowl Online Tournament (August 1, 2020) [EXPANSION]

Also, the science distribution doesn't add up to 5.

edit: none of the categories add up, actually
by db0wman
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11802

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

1. Voice clipping for both moderators and players. i.e. words getting cut off. This most commonly happens at the beginning of questions and on short phrases like the moderator saying "correct" or a team giving an answer. Push-to-talk helps with this but I'm of the opinion that it's too ha...
by db0wman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why am I not improving?
Replies: 4
Views: 1342

Re: Why am I not improving?

How do you study, and how often?
by db0wman
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Announcing the Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, a nationals level set for Winter-Spring 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 2252

Re: Announcing the Southeast-Midwest Housewrite, a nationals level set for Winter-Spring 2021

This set is currently seeking for an editor for biology and chemistry. If you are interested, or if you know anyone who would be interested, please contact [email protected].

Edit: This spot has now been occupied.
by db0wman
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 6035

Re: [TW: Sexual Harassment] Harassment in the THAT Online Quizbowl Discord

Not related to this specific incident, but I think that PACE, NAQT, and ACF should do more outreach about the misconduct form. I think that all NAQT tournaments, ACF tournaments, and PACE qualifiers (as well as pretty much every other tournament) should require the hosts to inform all players and co...
by db0wman
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How do I learn visual fine arts rapidly?
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Re: How do I learn visual fine arts rapidly?

Khan Academy's AP Art History video series is a good resource.
by db0wman
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: National Charity QB Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

Re: National Charity QB Tournament

The Housewrite will be written by our own team for use in this this tournament. Question Sets are WIP. Writing an entire set in a month will be quite an ordeal. I would recommend finding an existing set (perhaps partner up with one of the sets that got delayed this spring, like Prison Bowl or STASH...
by db0wman
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5970

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Seems as if the recent college polls are rather similar-ish, so maybe I’m alone here. Perhaps other people wouldn’t find this sort of discussion as interesting as I would? I agree, some more detailed discussion would be nice. I'll start things off with my own team, and I'd encourage others to creat...
by db0wman
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: National Charity QB Tournament
Replies: 20
Views: 3352

Re: National Charity QB Tournament

Is this going to be held on an existing set, or will it be housewritten?
by db0wman
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: The 2020 Scottie
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Re: The 2020 Scottie

The question distribution will include the following: History 4/4 - American, Anglo, Euro, World Literature 4/4 - American, British, Euro, World Science 4/4 - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Other (Astronomy, Earth, non-comp Math) Art 3/3 - Visual, Auditory, Other (Musicals, film, architecture, dance)...
by db0wman
Sat May 30, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll

I've created a video series featuring Arjun Nageswaran in which I explain my opinions and takes for each of the polls. Make sure to like and subscribe so that I may achieve my dreams of becoming a full-time quizbowl content creator.
by db0wman
Sun May 24, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

Re: 2019-20 Illinois Postseason Poll

One team that I'd like to remind voters about is Naperville North. Judson and Geoffrey have an absolute lock on science from what I've seen.
by db0wman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 16625

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Alright, so this post has gotten a lot of discussion going, which is good. I will try to address a few points in this post. The posts I've quoted below aren't necessarily the ones that I'm responding to, but they represent the discourse to which I am generally responding. I love the idea of rebrandi...
by db0wman
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 16625

College Nationals and Its Problems

College nationals are currently too difficult and don't provide the role that it should for many younger college players. Additionally, the field is full of grad students who have been playing the game for a ridiculously long amount of time. There needs to be a legitimate undergraduate championship ...
by db0wman
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 3374

Re: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set

Is there any way to send an automated direct message to players upon joining the Discord server? Making clarifications about packet security before they post would be a good way to make sure there aren't any slip-ups (although of course this wouldn't account for malicious behavior).
by db0wman
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: D.O.G.S: Discord Online Guerilla Solo
Replies: 1
Views: 858

D.O.G.S: Discord Online Guerilla Solo

I'm happy to announce the inaugural Discord Online Guerilla Solo tournament, or DOGS. DOGS is a packet submission IPNCT-style tournament run online. Information and registration can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mp3 ... sp=sharing.
by db0wman
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20
Replies: 5
Views: 2591

Re: Qblitz HS Tournaments 2019-20

On the "Create Account" page, the Google Maps widget isn't loading, making it impossible to create an account. Is there any way to fix this? Thanks!
by db0wman
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12552

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

Danny Kim, Bryan Wan, Arjun Nageswaran, and I recorded a pre-season podcast for Illinois that can be found here.
by db0wman
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl XII Online (September 14, 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 3899

Re: Prison Bowl XII Online (September 14, 2019)

The two teams are in a voice chatroom where they can hear the moderator read the questions. There is a corresponding text chatroom where the players can type "buzz" to buzz. They are usually run on either Discord or Skype.
by db0wman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12552

Re: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

A_Failure wrote: Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:24 pm Should this not say 2019-2020?
Fixed, thanks.
by db0wman
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019-2020 Illinois Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 12552

2019-2020 Illinois Discussion

This thread is usually up by now, so I figured I'd make it. Post any predictions for the upcoming season or any announcements you'd like to make.

Also, join the Illinois Quizbowl Discord for discussion, packet readings, and other stuff.
by db0wman
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 21427

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

I'm looking for a teammate for The Unanswered Question. Please contact me if you'd like to play with me!
by db0wman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: FONS V (Novice) (NO LONGER AVAILABLE)
Replies: 12
Views: 6162

Re: FONS V (Novice+)

Is there a reason that science is 4/3?