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by ganman0305
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Recruiting during COVID
Replies: 0
Views: 286

Recruiting during COVID

Hey friends, I hope everyone and their families, friends and QB teams are holding up safe and healthy right now. As the beginning of the fall semester nears for many universities, I'm concerned about the upcoming recruiting opportunities for quiz bowl teams. From an Iowa perspective, last year the s...
by ganman0305
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)

Mirrors [as of 7/29/2020]:

Toledo League Varsity (October)
Mahoning League (January)
Ashtabula League tournament (February)
Portage League tournament (February)
Missouri Fall Academic Tournament (to be announced)
Main Iowa site (to be announced)
by ganman0305
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 4618

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

I support the idea of a governing body that could hand out bans for misconduct. I feel that it’s more accountable when done on an organizational level instead of on an institutional level, especially when you’re at an open tournament not even associated with an institution. As some people have alre...
by ganman0305
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)

Hi all! As we're starting to get to 100% written and our editors are working their magic, I'd like to put out again that this set is open for mirrors, and I would like to put out a call for playtesters. Email me at [email protected].edu what categories you're interested in playtesting, and I'll star...
by ganman0305
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets

I am very happy that our crime fighters managed to completely obliterate these villainous packets! The dastardly Dr. Bike (Mike Cheyne) managed to buzz his way to first place on the first packet, but our heroes Finn and John Lawrence managed to defeat him and tie each other on the second packet. I a...
by ganman0305
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets

We decided to change around the times for these packets: instead of two nights, we're going to both packets on Wednesday night, the original packet starting at 9:00 EST and the second packet starting at 10:00 EST. We're doing this so we can maximize the amount of players on the second packet! If you...
by ganman0305
Sun May 31, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets

Cheynem wrote: Sun May 31, 2020 11:02 pm What time these nights?
Well that would most certainly help for a packet reading! We're going to do 9:00 p.m. EST both nights as a start time.
by ganman0305
Sun May 31, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

Re: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets

We're sending up a Bat Signal for you guys to play this set! These are some of the funnest questions I've ever written, and on top of the original questions I mentioned last post, Eli and I have both written two supervillain tossups: these are pretty difficulty vanity tossups worth 20 points! So sin...
by ganman0305
Thu May 28, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Miscellaneous Distribution and Community
Replies: 19
Views: 2907

Miscellaneous Distribution and Community

Hi all, I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these extremely crazy times. I wanted to continue a discussion which I started on Facebook, which can be found here . Specifically, I wanted to provide some clarifications, get some points across, and have a more formal discussion than my or...
by ganman0305
Thu May 14, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets
Replies: 8
Views: 1353

The Dynamic Duo - Batman Packets

Hi all! I'm very happy to announce that Eli Issokson and I are working on producing two packets themed around everything and anything Batman. This project began from Eli creating a 20/20 set which was read to people for the first time on 5/13. The end packets will consist of edited versions of those...
by ganman0305
Fri May 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)

Hi friends! I hope everyone is happy and healthy right now. Little update from the team: this set is still being written as scheduled, and we are still on the same timeline pre-COVID-19. We are approximately 54% complete with writing the set. Our goal is to be done writing by late June so July can b...
by ganman0305
Sun May 03, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 5976

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

I'm not sure what the cost of a premium Zoom room is, but I'm willing to chip in to purchase access to one if necessary for the tournament!
by ganman0305
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33140

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

I don't want to to turn this thread into the cheating tribunal, but if it's an open secret that some people cheat...why are they allowed to play? Why aren't they being publicly shamed or called out? I'm not in the know here, so if there's some open secret list of known or suspected cheaters, I'd li...
by ganman0305
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: QBWiki
Replies: 6
Views: 1118

Re: QBWiki

I'm not completely sure what it would look like, but I think it would be cool to like save/store some of the live blogging done at national tournaments like HSNCT. There's a lot of content/details that get lost if they're immediately captured in the moment, so to speak, and I think that storing some...
by ganman0305
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Distinguishing Medium Clues/Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 1134

Distinguishing Medium Clues/Parts

Hi all, I've found that my greatest weakness in writing right now is making discernible medium parts at any level. I know how to give an an easy question, and I also have a good feeling for what a difficult part is, but I struggle with recognizing and then writing what's a medium part. This also tra...
by ganman0305
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)

Congratulations to Minnesota Cow for clearing the field yesterday! I want to thank everyone for coming out and playing, and specifically thank Susan Ferrari, Tony Cosimini, Carson Melinder, and Andy Swiston for being an amazing staff that ensured that the tournament got done an appropriate time. I'm...
by ganman0305
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)

Going to go ahead and cap the field at 8 teams. Sending out information tonight and tomorrow!
by ganman0305
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)

I'm really looking forward to the field here! Make sure if you're interested, you register here soon!
by ganman0305
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)

Field [8/12] (As of February 26th)
Minnesota (3)
Bradley (1)
Grinnell (2)
DePaul (1)
Iowa (1)
by ganman0305
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6649

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

I wanted to throw out there that I really appreciated the increased number of directed prompts in this set. One of the most frustrating things in the world is being prompted around a difficult answerline that you actually know.
by ganman0305
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Minnesota (01/25/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Minnesota (01/25/2020)

Thanks to Minnesota for hosting, and thanks to Rob, Carsten, Paul, Danny, and Erik for moderating!!!
by ganman0305
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season) - Call for Editors

Alex Dzurick is finishing off our editing team, focusing on Social Science, Current Events, and Geography!
by ganman0305
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season) - Call for Editors

Update time! As we seriously begin to get writing, I'm happy to welcome Amogh Kulkarni as our history and philosophy editor. Shohom Chakraborty, Aditya Sivakumar, Annie Lin, and Aidan McWilliams have also joined the team as writers.
by ganman0305
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season) - Call for Editors

Proud to announce that Eric Chang is now our Visual, Other Fine Arts, and Mythology Editor, and we also welcome Stefan Calin to the team as our science editor! As we start writing over winter break, we're still looking for a history, philosophy, and social science editor, so let me know if you're in...
by ganman0305
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 8
Views: 2205

Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)

Hello everyone! It is my great honor and pleasure to announce the Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (MCMT) for the 2020-2021 season. The set will be available for mirrors at the very beginning of the 2020-2021 season. For some context, January 2nd, 2020 marks 15 years since the passing of Matt Cv...
by ganman0305
Sat Nov 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying Current Events
Replies: 12
Views: 2039

Re: Studying Current Events

Hey Cade, Like with any other category, the best way to lock down your subject is via immersion. This sounds daunting, but realistically in the case of Current Events, it just means keeping up to date on the news. How is this accomplished then? For quiz bowl (and in general; being up to date is very...
by ganman0305
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1480

Michigan Winter Tournament @ Iowa (2/29/2020)

Hey all! On behalf of the University of Iowa Quiz Bowl team, I am pleased to announce that the North site of this year's Michigan Winter Tournament will be held at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa on Saturday, February 29th, 2020 . The details about the tournament can be found here . This w...
by ganman0305
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Hey Drew and Chandler, just as an example of this from this year's packet, we had 3-4 different submissions from different teams all on Fire Emblem, which was synthesized into one question. Similarly, there were like 3-4 submissions all about Frankenstein, which turned into just one final question....
by ganman0305
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I played on a team who submitted a packet that wasn't used (Purdue B), and heard some of my clues used nearly word-for-word in other packets, often very early in tossups I would not normally be able to get since they'd normally be well outside my categories. This strikes me as something that should...
by ganman0305
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Cabrini Green is not in Bronzeville. Probably I'd say it's on the Near North Side; the Latin School of Chicago coach said it was in Old Town. The bonus clue that mentioned the connection between the words "Adonis" and "Adonai" was super cool! That was a mistake on my part for not indicating that th...
by ganman0305
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I thought this set was very good, though I noticed two errata that I don't think have been mentioned yet: FWIW, the respondent in the room where I read this bonus part was able to articulate a description that I thought was good enough, as he communicated it had to do with the feet all being off th...
by ganman0305
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 5069

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:38 pm The Boeing 737 MAX isn't a Dreamliner, and none of them have crashed in Malaysia.
Oh shoot, I conflated details from the MH 370 disappearance with the recent Boeing Crash in Indonesia! That's an editing mistake on my fault and I apologize.
by ganman0305
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2484

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

Hey all, it was an absolute blast to help edit this set. I remember being really on the fence about whether I should apply or not, but looking back, I'm really glad for the experience this set has been. I first want to thank Rahul for doing an awesome job of head editing and communicating. I never f...
by ganman0305
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What's the State of the College Game?
Replies: 12
Views: 5261

Re: What's the State of the College Game?

Forgive me if I am treading ground already covered in this discussion, but one thing I'd like to speak about from experience of being on a new team in the Upper Midwest circuit is that of transportation. Naturally, as a newly found club, we are not given as large a budget as other established progra...
by ganman0305
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How do you put Quiz Bowl on a resume?
Replies: 9
Views: 5340

How do you put Quiz Bowl on a resume?

Hey all! I know for all us, quiz bowl has made up a significant time commitment - be it in the form of writing, editing, studying, organizing, directing, etc. I was curious for my resume, what aspects I should highlight about quiz bowl to make sure it comes across as a vital activity and part of my ...
by ganman0305
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26130

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

I have some friends here at university who would love to hear these questions! Do you have an idea when the set will be posted at all? We would be super grateful here! There's a chance we may do GOLBEZ as a trivia night with the local game dev community where I live, which is why I haven't posted i...
by ganman0305
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26130

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

I have some friends here at university who would love to hear these questions! Do you have an idea when the set will be posted at all? We would be super grateful here!
by ganman0305
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play
Replies: 7
Views: 5580

Re: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play

What sentence length and distribution are you all looking at? I'd say for trivia nights, definitely one clue/sentence. We play with about 20 tables of roughly 8 people, so for our format, one clue works since there isn't enough time to stretch out every question. Distribution I wouldn't go crazy wi...
by ganman0305
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play
Replies: 7
Views: 5580

Re: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play

This is a really good idea! And probably more practical in a college setting than posting a flyer or going from classroom to classroom. I'd be very interested in doing this at VMI. Do you all write the questions yourselves or find them from the internet? If you write the questions what kind of dist...
by ganman0305
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season
Replies: 8
Views: 5111

Re: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season

Hello! I don't know a good place to do this, but I wanted to express that I would be interested in writing for any packet sets this year. I wrote for WHAQ III last year and I went through the PACE mentorship program in writing. I would love to be involved in any way, thanks!
by ganman0305
Fri May 31, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play
Replies: 7
Views: 5580

Public Trivia Nights into Quizbowl Play

Hello friends! I hope summer is going well for everyone! Up at Iowa, we have a freshman introduction week in August. Our Quiz Bowl team hosts a fun trivia night there, which is where I first met our team. Anyways, I see this as a big opportunity to get freshman talent and participation involved in o...
by ganman0305
Mon May 20, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Borderlands/Skyrim Niche Packets
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Re: Borderlands/Skyrim Niche Packets

I think one could write some great bonuses in the Skyrim packet. Do you plan to upload the packets online afterwards? Yes! I do plan on uploading the packets. I would love to work together on writing the Skyrim questions and maybe we can make into a couple packets versus the oneshot I had in mind. ...
by ganman0305
Tue May 14, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Borderlands/Skyrim Niche Packets
Replies: 2
Views: 3814

Borderlands/Skyrim Niche Packets

Hello adventurers of Pandora and Tamriel (sorry)! To practice question writing and to have some fun with two of my favorite titles, I'm currently in the process of writing a 20/20 packet about the Borderlands series in hype for the 3rd game with plans to make a similar packet for Skyrim content afte...
by ganman0305
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)
Replies: 73
Views: 26130

Re: GOLBEZ -- A Video Games Tournament (Saturday Night @ ICT and HSNCT 2019)

11/10 Tournament, I wish I had one of those Men-in-Black pens so I could play it again!
by ganman0305
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)

Finals stats have been uploaded to the hsquizbowl database!
by ganman0305
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)

Congratulations for WUSTL A for winning the tournament 8-1 and thus forgoing a final! Thank you to all the teams for coming out to our little shindig and we hope that we can support bigger and better tournaments next year. Thank you!
by ganman0305
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)

We are a little under two weeks if you are still interested!
by ganman0305
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/2/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2326

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ University of Iowa (3/219)

Field (As of 3/01/2019):
WUSTL (1/1/3)
Northern Illinois University (1/0/0)
Truman State University (1/0/1)
Iowa (1/lots/1)