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by Marcion of Sinope
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)
Replies: 21
Views: 8151

Re: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)

I'll be starting a two-year master's program at Yale Divinity School in the fall. Not sure how often I'll play, although the events of this semester have made it more likely I'll stay active. In any case, I'll definitely be around to staff tournaments.
by Marcion of Sinope
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: QBWiki Addition Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2892

Re: QBWiki Addition Suggestions

I've been unable to edit any of the pages from 1/24/2010 that were lost; when I click "Save Changes," I am sent to the "edit conflict" page that results when two or more people attempt to edit a page at the same time. Does anyone more familiar with the software know any potential solutions or workar...
by Marcion of Sinope
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: QBWiki
Replies: 6
Views: 1219

Re: QBWiki

That being said, my team first (re-)found out about good Quizbowl back in 2013 when we stumbled across the wiki (we were primarily a Chip team before that), and I'm sure this is not an isolated experience. Yeah, I'll echo this—reading through pages on the QBWiki was a significant part of my introdu...
by Marcion of Sinope
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WORKSHOP at New York University (May 2, 2020) - yup, cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Re: WORKSHOP at New York University (May 2, 2020)

Given the developments of the past week, we've decided the safest course of action is just to officially cancel this tournament for now. That being said, we'll keep the room reservations, and if things have returned to a general state of normalcy by May 2, we'd be happy to organize some relatively r...
by Marcion of Sinope
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WORKSHOP at New York University (May 2, 2020) - yup, cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

Re: WORKSHOP at New York University (May 2, 2020)

Probably should put it out there that NJ States @ Rutgers is now also on 5/2, so that might cause conflicts for some teams. This is true. We're going to have some internal discussions and see if we think this tournament is still viable. Room reservations are difficult to come by at NYU, so it's unl...
by Marcion of Sinope
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)

Congratulations to Millburn A, who beat East Brunswick B in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Complete statistics are available here . Thanks to all the staffers who made today possible, especially alumni Sameen Belal, Ben Chin, and Rahul Rao-Pothuraju, and outside staffer...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)

FYI, this tournament is platinum-certified for PACE NSC qualification. The top 25% of teams in the field will qualify for PACE NSC.
by Marcion of Sinope
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: WORKSHOP at New York University (May 2, 2020) - yup, cancelled
Replies: 3
Views: 1859

WORKSHOP at New York University (May 2, 2020) - yup, cancelled

Quiz Bowl at NYU is pleased to announce a high school-only mirror of WORKSHOP to be held on May 2nd, 2020! You can find more information about the question set here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22892 . This tournament is a platinum-certified qualifier for PACE NSC. The top 25% ...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Strictly from a contractual perspective, Columbia paid for and earned a final, so they were entitled to one, regardless of the nature of the tournament. The correct decision for NYU would have been to award Columbia victory by forfeit. But also from a community perspective, Columbia entered a compe...
by Marcion of Sinope
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

gimmedatguudsuccrose wrote: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:34 pm Was there a final played between the top two teams?
Although I recognize this is not standard practice, we did not hold finals. This was mostly, though not entirely, my decision, and I'll accept responsibility for the disappointment/etc. that may have resulted.
by Marcion of Sinope
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Congratulations to Yale X (Stephen Eltinge, Moses Kitakule, Laurence Li, and Auyush Rajasekaran), who went 10-0 to win the tournament. Columbia A (Rafael Krichevsky, Will Alston, Harrison Whitaker, and Noah Chen) took second place with a 9-1. Thanks to everyone who attended our tournament, and to al...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Do you know any more yet about the potential format of Reel Knowledge, or when it's expected to start/finish? Still hoping to play it, but have to make plans around its timing. What's for certain is that it will end at or before 8:00pm, since that's when we're required to vacate the rooms. It will ...
by Marcion of Sinope
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

We'll be mirroring Reel Knowledge , an academic film set, after the conclusion of Fall Open. Format will *probably* be a one- or two-room shootout, but this could change depending on how many people want to participate. Express interest here: https://forms.gle/j9fREezsZ4h8SBXt9 . There will be no co...
by Marcion of Sinope
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Based on room reservations, the field cap will be 15 teams, which I don't anticipate being an issue.
by Marcion of Sinope
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9676

Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Quiz Bowl at NYU is pleased to announce a mirror of Fall Open to be held on November 9, 2019. See more information about the question set here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22134 . REGISTRATION To register, email me at mbb476 at NYU's domain name (nyu.edu). If you're an open tea...
by Marcion of Sinope
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Nov. 9, 2019)

Oof, that's my fault for only checking the opening post of that thread. I'll talk to our club and figure out what to do. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
by Marcion of Sinope
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 3514

Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)

Quiz Bowl at NYU is excited to announce a mirror of this year's iteration of the Harvard Fall Tournament. It will be held at our campus in New York City's Greenwich Village on Saturday, February 29, 2020. See more information about the question set here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by Marcion of Sinope
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10628

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Unfortunately, after plans A, B, C, and D all fell through (due to a combination of bureaucracy and bad luck), NYU will be unable to host a summer open this year. With Raynor and Conor, I would encourage other NYC or NYC-adjacent institutions to see if they would potentially be able to host somethin...
by Marcion of Sinope
Tue May 14, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 10628

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Just letting everyone know we're currently working on getting rooms for this. We should hopefully have some secured within the next couple of weeks at the latest.
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 8109

Re: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)

I suspect you're as eager as us to find this out, but is there any talk of a new Northeast/New England site to replace the former one at Harvard? Thanks!
by Marcion of Sinope
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spartan Housewrite @ NYU (02/16/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2966

Re: Spartan Housewrite @ NYU (02/16/19)

We also played all 7 rounds of Saul Hankin's film tournament SHAWARMA II, with the following results:

Harrison W: 305
Jackson P: 105
Raynor K: 65
Alec V: 50
Danny R: 40
Sunjay J: 35
Jeremy: 35
Kevin W: 35
Rohan V: 20
Ali H: 15
David: 10
Rachel C: 5
Ameya: -5
Michael W: -5
by Marcion of Sinope
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) at New York University (Oct. 27, 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) at New York University (Oct. 27, 2018)

Congratulations to Rutgers A for winning this tournament, followed by a tie between our house team and Brown for second place. Stats are available here . Thanks to Rahul for directing this tournament, to Rohan and Lev for doing statistics, and to Andrew, Harrison, Danny, Doug, and Rachel (and, uh, m...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9278

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on the Book of Judges? I'm curious as to what translation was used for the quotation in the first line, as I remember it being different from the translations I've read.
by Marcion of Sinope
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) at New York University (Oct. 27, 2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

NAQT Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) at New York University (Oct. 27, 2018)

This tournament has been announced on NAQT's website for some time now, but we figured a forum post was overdue. To that end: New York University is exicted to announce a mirror of NAQT's Collegiate Novice (CNS-177C) on Saturday, October 27, on our campus in New York City's Greenwich Village. See mo...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVERY
Replies: 5
Views: 2357

Re: AVERY

If I have the time, I may write a short packet of questions with descriptive answerlines where the player must provide exactly the answer printed in the packet, in honor of the time in high school I negged because I answered Joseph's "coat of many colors" when the packet said Joseph's "coat with man...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Working on Illinois question sets
Replies: 11
Views: 6452

Re: Working on Illinois question sets

As a veteran of Illinois quiz bowl, I would be happy to contribute to Scobol Solo and Masonic, particularly the latter. Admittedly, I'm fairly inexperienced as a writer, but I can certainly send some examples of questions I've written if you like.
by Marcion of Sinope
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 324447

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Sit Room Guy wrote:what time works for everyone?
I'm currently in Europe so ideally before 6-7pm EST (=12-1am CET). But don't prioritize my inclusion over a convenient time for everyone in the US.
by Marcion of Sinope
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]
Replies: 23
Views: 10503

Re: RAPTURE - A religion side event [Summer 2018]

This religious studies major is very excited for this event, I'll finally be able to put my knowledge to good use (though it won't help convince my parents that I'm not wasting my time).
by Marcion of Sinope
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 324447

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Sit Room Guy wrote:Instead of studying for finals, I'm currently working on a BoJack Horseman packet that should be finished by New Year's. I would read it at Festivus, but it has bonuses.
I would enjoy playing this. I've entertained the idea of writing something like this before, but never followed through.
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 9957

Re: we should be doing religion better

I have long argued that the idea of "religion in the distribution" is unnecessary and ends up doing three things: -giving free points to people of certain religious or cultural backgrounds I'm not convinced "giving free points to people of certain religious or cultural backgrounds" is necessarily i...
by Marcion of Sinope
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: we should be doing religion better
Replies: 26
Views: 9957

Re: we should be doing religion better

First, I realize I'm entering into a debate that's as old as quiz bowl itself surrounding what should and shouldn't be asked about, and I'm quite unaware of much of what has been said before me. I've also played very few tournaments above regular difficulty, and nearly my entire high school career c...