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by ganman0305
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 10
Views: 4341

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

I'm happy to announce that we can provide MCMT packets in either an all tossup then all bonus format, or paired tossups and bonuses, per the host's request.
by ganman0305
Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Midwest (MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH) Mirror - December 5th
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

Re: IKEA Midwest (MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH) Mirror - December 5th

Current Field [18/18]:
Northwestern [3]
Illinois [2]
Northern Michigan University [1]
Ohio State [2]
Michigan State [1]
Michigan [1]
Auburn [1]
Indiana [1]
Yale [1]
Michigan State [1]
DePaul [1]
Case Western Reserve [1]
Wisconsin [2]
by ganman0305
Wed Nov 11, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3695

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

-To my knowledge, the kala pani taboo is not unique to sepoys. In the context I learned about the taboo it was applied to the Indian diaspora in general, causing me to enter a prompt trains on Hindus->Indian people->?. I think a directed prompt here could have helped. Yeah this was definitely the o...
by ganman0305
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2815

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

Wow, this was one of, if not, the single best experience I've had with writing a set ever for a multitude of reasons. I first want to thank William for being an incredible leader and doing an excellent job of keeping us on a tight schedule while simultaneously making sure we had the resources and br...
by ganman0305
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3695

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

One of the early clues in the Architecture tossup on "opera houses" referred to the facade of a building in Valencia designed by Santiago Calatrava. I found this frustrating because Calatrava also designed a science museum in the same large cultural complex in Valencia. I negged with "museum" becau...
by ganman0305
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter at Iowa (11/7/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: 2020 ACF Winter at Iowa (11/7/2020)

A huge congratulations to Minnesota A, who beat Carleton A in a one round final to win the tournament today! Carleton A ended up being the undergraduate champion, and Grinnell A was our DII champion. Scores for the day can be found here. Congratulations to our top prelim scorers! Our top five were: ...
by ganman0305
Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Festivus [Date TBD, please answer the poll]
Replies: 6
Views: 673

Re: 2020 Festivus [Date TBD, please answer the poll]

Scone wrote: Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:11 pm What is Festivus?
Only the best holiday of the year!

In all seriousness, its a time around the holidays in which people put together vanity packets and play them for them on Discord!
by ganman0305
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3883

Re: Packet Submission discussion

Would having something like a question writing workshop help the demographic of somewhat experienced players but inexperienced writers that the "anti-packet sub"bers on Discord are arguing face a too high barrier of entry? I actually put together a small PowerPoint I run with Iowa teams every year ...
by ganman0305
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter at Iowa (11/7/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 464

2020 ACF Winter at Iowa (11/7/2020)

Hello! I am pleased to announce that the North site of 2020 ACF Winter will be held at Iowa on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The tournament will take place virtually on Discord. The opening meeting will begin at 8:45 A.M. CT and gameplay will begin at 9 A.M. CT. My name is Ganon Evans and I will be th...
by ganman0305
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes
Replies: 14
Views: 2146

Re: ACF Online Gameplay Rules Changes

One major issue that I think the verbal answer requirement addresses is the fact that typed answers can take up a considerably long amount of time. For instance, I was staffing an event a couple weeks ago in which the answer to a bonus part was a multi-word book title. I was playing by the time rule...
by ganman0305
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: UKY Fall 2020 Announcement
Replies: 4
Views: 1353

Re: UKY Fall 2020 Announcement

I hope all who played today enjoyed MCMT! We have a discussion Discord server up and would love feedback. If you played this tournament, it will be on the UKY Discord.
by ganman0305
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Midwest (MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH) Mirror - December 5th
Replies: 1
Views: 1060

IKEA Midwest (MN, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH) Mirror - December 5th

Hello all! I hope everyone is staying happy and healthy the best they can during these crazy times! On behalf of Iowa Quiz Bowl, I am happy to announce that we will be hosting Columbia and Georgia Tech's medium difficulty college set IKEA on December 5th, 2020 on an online Discord server. More infor...
by ganman0305
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Tournament (Regular HS, 2020-2021 Season)
Replies: 10
Views: 4341

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

I would like to offer an update on the status of our mirrors. We will be relying on closed online mirrors ran by regional sites, such as those currently set-up in Kentucky, Iowa, Ohio, and Missouri. We want to give regional sites a chance to host their local teams in their local circuits before putt...
by ganman0305
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Recruiting during COVID
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

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: 10
Views: 4341

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

Mirrors [as of 7/29/2020]: Toledo League Varsity [Starting October 5th] UKY Fall 2020 [October 10th] LUKA - Southern US Mirror [October 17th] IQBL Kickoff Tournament [October 24th] Tippecanoe Academic Challenge XXV [November 7th] MIT Mirror (MA, ME, RI, CT, NH, and VT) [November 21st] OF MICE AND ME...
by ganman0305
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: General Misconduct Discussion (TW: sexual harassment)
Replies: 39
Views: 5409

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: 10
Views: 4341

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 1474

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: 3147

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: 1474

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: 10
Views: 4341

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: 6459

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: 36237

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: 1248

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: 1226

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: 1627

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: 1627

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: 1627

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: 1627

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: 7448

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: 1420

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: 10
Views: 4341

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: 10
Views: 4341

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: 10
Views: 4341

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: 10
Views: 4341

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: 2204

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: 1627

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: 5634

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: 5634

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: 5634

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: 5634

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: 5634

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: 2693

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: 5446

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: 5530

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: 27096

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...