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by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33086

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Ike wrote in the discord: Just wanted to post this here since it was brought up. The timing of Eric's post has nothing to do with Ottawa Hybrid's mirror. It had to do with me formulating the statistical evidence, double checking that I crossed all my ts and dotted my Is and showing it to Eric oursel...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

Re: ICT Side Events

Proteinbowl 3 is probably happening at ICT. :party: Not to be a bother but can we get an update on this? I would like to book time off work sooner than later if this is Friday night. I'll get a post up by tomorrow night. PROTEINBOWL 3 @ ICT is almost certainly going to be Friday night, though.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3196

Re: ICT Side Events

Proteinbowl 3 is probably happening at ICT.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 6640

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Edit: Also, I thought some of the quantitative questions were a bit weird. For ex., asking for a "magic angle" of 1.05 degrees, or the precise number of bandits in a Chinese gang (118? forget the exact question. but maybe that one is OK, if it's well-known.) There seemed to be a few questions which...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

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

Yes, it's pretty straightforward to set up a bot on discord which will DM people a message when they join a server.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: An incident of intentional content-leaking from an unclear set
Replies: 18
Views: 2806

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

It is an (implicit) agreement within quizbowl that unclear set content should remain unclear and should definitely not be posted in public for everyone to see, since quizbowl cannot function at all if people do not follow this rule. It makes sense to me that people who flagrantly violate this rule b...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 14
Views: 2292

Re: CO Matchmaking

Karansebes Schnapps Vendor wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:28 am
I'm decent at post-1900 lit/vfa, know a tiny of bit of those subjects from before then, and I "know" "science" (besides chem)

also I have gummy bears, and I say nice buzz and fist bump people, even if they were converting a neg at the giveaway
also an ENORMOUS BRAIN NASAT HEAD EDITOR
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9485

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

FWIW, NYU stated on the schedules that a final would only be placed if there were two teams tied for first place. I don't think (but I'm not certain) that it was announced anywhere public before the date of the tournament though, which is Not Good.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PROTEINBOWL 3: Side Event Edition (2019-2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

PROTEINBOWL 3: Side Event Edition (2019-2020)

Hello! This is announcement for PROTEINBOWL 3, the third installment to the series of packets written about proteins (see PROTEINBOWL 1 and PROTEINBOWL 2 . Unlike the previous two installments, which were individual packets, PROTEINBOWL 3 will be an entire side event of 5 packets of 20 tossups. Also...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague
Replies: 11
Views: 5057

Re: Neuroscience Side Event Interest Gague

tksaleija wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:34 pm
I would definitely play this if able to staff HSNCT
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL 2
Replies: 2
Views: 4290

Re: PROTEINBOWL 2

Whoops, I totally forgot about that
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)

I have finally gotten a discussion forum set up. You can request to join it by going to your user control panel, finding the usergroups tab, and applying to join the group called "2019 CANONEXPANSION Discussion".
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 14761

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

Abhinav Godavarthi is by far the best proteins player in high school quizbowl (and almost certainly second best overall after Eric Mukherjee) and it's not even close.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)

I've been meaning to set up a discussion forum, but I haven't got to it yet. I'll do it after I'm rested from NSC.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL 2
Replies: 2
Views: 4290

PROTEINBOWL 2

Since I can't seem to get enough proteins, I am writing a sequel to PROTEINBOWL , which I have creatively named PROTEINBOWL 2. Against what is probably my better judgment, these questions are much, much harder than the already pretty hard questions of the original PROTEINBOWL. I have written 14 ques...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon May 27, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

This happened. I have the stats and will compile them and resolve all the protests to figure out what the fuck happened. They will be posted eventually.. If you haven't paid yet, pay me $15/team (or $10/team if you lent me a room) on Venmo @Geoffrey-Chen1 (or some other method we can work out by pm)...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun May 26, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

We are near the FedEx office close to the auditorium where the finals were held right now.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun May 26, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

This is not going to start at 9PM since there is no way finals will be over at that time. You should probably expect to meet at the Marque Foyer area at around 9:45 PM.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun May 26, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

I forgot to mention this in the logistics email, but you can find the schedule/rooms etc. in the signup spreadsheet. Remember that we are meeting at 9pm or the end of the HSNCT finals (whichever is later) near the Marquis Foyer area on the Marquis level. For payment, you can either pay me in cash at...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Thu May 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

I've sent a logistics email to all of the emails listed for the signed up teams on the spreadsheet from Geoff22224 at gmail.com. Hi, We are going to meet at 9pm or the end of the HSNCT finals (whichever is later) near the Marquis Foyer area on the Marquis level. We’ll quickly go over the schedule an...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed May 22, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

(I realize now I posted my previous post in the incorrect thread.) HSNCT room assignments are out now, so if you have a room you are willing to volunteer, please add it to the spreadsheet . Without 4 rooms, this event won't be able to run. Also, if you have any buzzer sets you are willing to lend me...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue May 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)

I added a section on the spreadsheet for buzzers a while ago, please volunteer your buzzers if you have any or otherwise we'll have to play slapbowl and I'd like to avoid that. I've decided there isn't going to be a formal mirror at NSC, but I might run an informal shootout. I'm 80%+ sure right now ...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun May 12, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL
Replies: 1
Views: 4526

Re: PROTEINBOWL

This happened. I screwed up and didn't write down or record the buzzes during the reading but I think I managed to accurately reconstruct them. The packet is attached to this post. The scores Name: 20s 15s 10s -5s Total score Eric: 8/13/2/3 360 Ben: 2/2/1/2 70 Chris: 0/3/1/2 45 RRP: 0/1/1/1 20 Alber...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat May 04, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Since we aren't allowed to use game rooms after the finals, for this side event to occur, we require at least 3 rooms to play in, so I've added a section to the spreadsheet for playing rooms. If you'd like to volunteer your room and be eligible for another $5 discount, add your name to the spreadshe...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat May 04, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: PROTEINBOWL
Replies: 1
Views: 4526

PROTEINBOWL

I wrote a 20 tossup packet on proteins, where every answerline is a protein or very, closely related to proteins. It is extremely, extremely hard, I'd say that maybe two-thirds of the questions are harder than CO difficulty. Unless some number of people have objections, I will read it in #packet in ...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Thu May 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21404

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

No one studies space geo (this isn't quite true, but I do agree that space geography tends to be overrepresented in the astronomy distribution), so that means you shouldn't fill the astronomy distribution with space geography. It does not mean you should completely delete the astronomy distribution.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed May 01, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 13870

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2019)

I am going to Cornell. Quizbowl will happen.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21404

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I think many people fail to realize how big 1/1 encompasses. All of sociology, economics, anthropology, linguistics, jurisprudence, IR theory, psychology, and some other subcategories of social science I'm probably missing make up 1/1. While it is certainly possible to write several sets worth of 1/...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21404

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

I don't buy arguments for more math along the lines of "math is extremely important to all the sciences", "there's a lot of group theory in particle physics and chemistry" and "tensors are really important in a lot of physics", because math things like groups and tensors, insofar as they are related...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

Yes, as well as people who aren't enrolled at all.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT
Replies: 18
Views: 5761

CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT

This is an announcement for CANONEXPANSION at the 2019 HSNCT. The fee for playing will be $15/team ($10/team if you bring a buzzer set) so I can pay staffers. It will happen on Sunday evening. I am setting the field cap to 8 teams of 4 players each for now, but this might increase. If you are intere...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)

I confirmed about a week ago that I am going to HSNCT so there'll be a CANONEXPANSION @ HSNCT announcement post up very soon. 105 out of the 120 questions in the set are now written. The questions right now are shaping out to be somewhat harder than outlined in the OP and the set will probably end u...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34522

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:05 pm
you appear to have mistakenly placed a mandatory "other history/other academic" question in the other science distribution : I would recommend amending this
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 11
Views: 10673

Re: 2018 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

This may (or may not) be the first time in quizbowl history the packets have been uploaded as both PDFs and Doc (without being in zip files)!
:party: :party: :party:
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Upper/Competitive Divisions
Replies: 6
Views: 6023

Re: Upper/Competitive Divisions

Playing in the upper division offers you valuable experience playing against stronger teams.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)
Replies: 8
Views: 5607

Re: CANONEXPANSION, an experimental science side event ('18-'19)

An update post. Akshay Govindan is writing for the set now as well. The set is approximately 60% complete and well on track to being complete by HSNCT. All the questions written so far are (in my opinion) very interesting, whimsical and enjoyable to play. A few people have asked me if the planned si...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 5
Views: 5267

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats

The forums won't let me attach more than 3 files it seems, here's the team_bpa
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 5
Views: 5267

Re: 2019 ACF Regionals detailed stats

Here are the BPA stats for 2019 ACF Regionals that Ryan Rosenberg (not me!) made.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 7260

Re: 2019 Hsqb Midseason Poll

Wayzata A seems wildly overranked here, considering that they have no player that plays science, philosophy, social science or a significant portion of religion and mythology well.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED - Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)
Replies: 12
Views: 4581

Re: Qblitz Winter 1 (online) (Jan 28 to Feb 1, 2019)

So if I'm reading this right, each event is 5 rounds of 20 tossups for $50 per individual player?
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)
Replies: 17
Views: 15017

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIII Available for Mirrors (2018-19)

I would not get your hopes up too high on being able to play HFT in MN. Last year, there was supposed to be a mirror but it got cancelled since there was like one team that was interested in going. MN high school quizbowl teams seem to hate anything which isn't NAQT.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Best Individuals in Illinois
Replies: 12
Views: 7209

Re: Best Individuals in Illinois

I personally don't trust the results of Solo very much. Scobol Solo has a history of not being the greatest of sets.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago
Replies: 18
Views: 11656

Re: 2019 NAQT ICT: April 6, Chicago

At what locations might a team hypothetically qualify for the 2019 Intercollegiate Championship Tournament?
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)
Replies: 11
Views: 11091

Re: SCIENCE CHAMPIONSHIP (now including all grades!)

Canada is part of the universe.
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ILLIAC (Spring 2019 - ACF Fall + Set)
Replies: 11
Views: 7975

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

What's the difficulty of the set supposed to be? MUT, SMT and EMT are all 2.0 difficulty by Ophir's difficulty scale but the OP states a difficulty level of 1.5. Additionally, MUT/SMT/EMT are basically the same difficulty level as EFT, but the set is advertised as between ACF Fall and EFT level. Edi...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]
Replies: 14
Views: 15108

Re: 2018 Sun God Invitational Announcement (Fall 2018) [Regular]

Currently the distribution adds up to 20.45/20.45
Is the geo/misc distribution supposed to be 1.27/1.27?
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Johns Hopkins Fall Quizbowl Tournament (NAQT-177X) - 10/13/18
Replies: 10
Views: 4349

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

Congratulations to Richard Montgomery A for winning a disadvantaged final against Richard Montgomery A! Thank you to all the teams for coming and we hope to see you again! So there were two A teams? Correct me if I'm wrong, I'm just looking through the forum, don't know anything about the actual to...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8962

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Ryan Rosenberg wanted me to say something so I'll say that the changing of the pronoun to these bonds on the C-C tossup was at least partially responsible for me negging the tossup with "organometallic" on oxidative addition. Edit: by the time I had buzzed in, transmetalation had been said. While th...
by Woodward-Eschenmoser
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28796

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

While MSNCT and IS-A are accounted for in Morlan rankings, they have very little effect on the positions of teams in the rankings.