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by meebles127
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Festivus 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 193

Festivus 2022

I'll do this again this year. More details will come in the fall.
by meebles127
Thu Jun 16, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim 2022-2023 Placeholder
Replies: 0
Views: 151

DC Metro Date Claim 2022-2023 Placeholder

I'll do this this coming year.

I'll get this going in a few days, but for now y'all can start posting y'all's dates.
by meebles127
Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing the UQC
Replies: 23
Views: 3012

Re: Introducing the UQC

Do you planning on addressing your general tardiness with paying your staff on time?
by meebles127
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing the UQC
Replies: 23
Views: 3012

Re: Introducing the UQC

After seeing similar enterprises like NHBB and AQBL come and (mostly) go, I'm very skeptical of these kinds of ambitious plans for newfound national-level multi-state tournament schemes. The posts here so far do not allay those concerns. I'm especially disappointed by the labeling of this as "...
by meebles127
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing the UQC
Replies: 23
Views: 3012

Re: Introducing the UQC

oriley wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:19 pm EDIT: I am removing the website link until I can resolve some technical difficulties. I apologize for causing NAQT offense by linking to their video, and I will make the link public again after I get that off the site.
Do you plan on addressing the questions Emmett and I raise?
by meebles127
Tue Jun 07, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing the UQC
Replies: 23
Views: 3012

Re: Introducing the UQC

What do you aim to achieve with this?
by meebles127
Tue May 31, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3378

Re: 2022 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the TU on sweat?
by meebles127
Sun May 15, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Maryland Summer Open Interest + Date Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Maryland Summer Open Interest + Date Poll

I am interested and would appreciate any tips for going between Richmond and UMD and places to stay near the latter. Best way to get to UMD from Richmond is to somehow get to Charlottesville then Amtrak up to somewhere near DC and then take transit up to College Park. Alternatively you could take g...
by meebles127
Sat May 14, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Maryland Summer Open Interest + Date Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Maryland Summer Open Interest + Date Poll

I am interested and would appreciate any tips for going between Richmond and UMD and places to stay near the latter. Best way to get to UMD from Richmond is to somehow get to Charlottesville then Amtrak up to somewhere near DC and then take transit up to College Park. Alternatively you could take g...
by meebles127
Fri May 13, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Maryland Summer Open Interest + Date Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: Maryland Summer Open Interest + Date Poll

I am interested and would appreciate any tips for going between Richmond and UMD and places to stay near the latter. Best way to get to UMD from Richmond is to somehow get to Charlottesville then Amtrak up to somewhere near DC and then take transit up to College Park. Alternatively you could take g...
by meebles127
Thu May 12, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Re: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)

MRNA II will serve as a qualifier for the IQBT Undergraduate Championship. More details about the IQBT Undergraduate Championship can be found here.
by meebles127
Sun May 08, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Festivus [23 December 2021]
Replies: 14
Views: 6003

Re: 2021 Festivus [23 December 2021]

All the packets I have received have been sent toe Jeffrey Hill, if you don't see yours when the initial batch it up send it to me at vef2jj AT virginia DOT edu and I'll get it up in the second batch. Sorry for the extreme delay, I've had a lot of personal issues going on. Regarding donations, over ...
by meebles127
Wed Apr 20, 2022 2:06 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Using Google Sheets for a tournament? Use qams.
Replies: 10
Views: 13043

Re: Using Google Sheets for a tournament? Use qams (previously countformat).

Cody wrote: Wed Apr 20, 2022 1:44 pm I have updated the OP with a new feature to generate packet templates that you can paste into a word processor.
your work is amazing
by meebles127
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Teammate Appreciation Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Teammate Appreciation Thread

I think this is a good idea.

I don't play but David Bass has been a wonderful friend this year as well as Mark Bailey, Alana Dickey, and Charlotte Goeb.

Itamar is also an exceedingly fun quizbowl road trip friend and I always appreciate his guidance.

I'll probably write more later.
by meebles127
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021-22 Collegiate Player Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 9905

Re: 2021-22 Collegiate Player Poll

The Blind Prophet wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:53 pm Note: The initial post has been adjusted to account for some suggested changes in the discord.
This is a stupid rule and people should ignore it.

EDIT: To be more specific: I find it extremely problematic to have a rule carved out for exactly one person.
by meebles127
Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2022 Livestream A/V Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: ACF Nationals 2022 Livestream A/V Discussion

Scone wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 10:43 am What was the rationale for Twitch chat not being allowed for people who hadn't followed acf for less than 6 months? I think that an active and vibrant chat would be good for engagement.
We didn't have the man power to moderate a twitch chat so I did the closest you can to turning it off.
by meebles127
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2022 Livestream A/V Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

ACF Nationals 2022 Livestream A/V Discussion

I'm making this thread so as to not take up too much space in John's thread. If people, particularly those who watched from home, could share their feedback on the livestream of both the finals and Matt Jackson's Carper presentation, I would greatly appreciate it. A Few Notes Beforehand: 1) I alread...
by meebles127
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2022 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 5398

Re: ACF Nationals 2022 Thanks and General Discussion

This tournament was the most exhausting yet exciting experience of my quizbowl career and I couldn't be more proud of it. I truly feel like I've finally proved myself and I am so happy to hopefully be able to continue in this role going forward. Y'all are incredible. This year I had the honor of bei...
by meebles127
Thu Apr 07, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Re: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)

This is a reminder that the MRNA II team is still accepting writer applications.
by meebles127
Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Enamel Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Quizbowl Enamel Pins

Auks Ran Ova wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 5:35 pm
matthewspatrick wrote: Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:29 pm A highly design-qualified 'yes'
to be clear, if I were to do this, I would put serious effort into it. I just didn't want to put such effort into it unless people were actually interested
by meebles127
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Enamel Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Re: Quizbowl Enamel Pins

Since I'm already getting questions, this is mostly just me being like "are you interested in the concept". I totally understand that this would be extremely design dependent.
by meebles127
Mon Apr 04, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl Enamel Pins
Replies: 4
Views: 759

Quizbowl Enamel Pins

In this post I am speaking for myself and only myself.

How would quizbowl feel about enamel pins? I've been looking into the process for getting pins made a lot recently and I think it would be really cool to get some quizbowl-related pins made but I don't really know if there's interest for it.
by meebles127
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: The Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Replies: 4
Views: 815

Re: The Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Aaron's Rod wrote: Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:54 pm The International Airports are on the International Level.
There are notably some non-international airports on that floor.
by meebles127
Sun Apr 03, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: The Hyatt Regency O'Hare
Replies: 4
Views: 815

The Hyatt Regency O'Hare

Airports west of the Mississippi are located on the street-level floor of the conference center. Airports east of the Mississippi are located on the lobby-level floor of the conference center. Almost all other rooms are located one floor below street-level in the International Center Notable Except...
by meebles127
Wed Mar 30, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Writing Women's History
Replies: 5
Views: 1484

Re: Writing Women's History

Does quizbowl talk about Henrietta Lacks?
by meebles127
Mon Mar 28, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Boilermaker Spring Novice at JMU (4/23/22)
Replies: 7
Views: 2547

Re: Boilermaker Spring Novice at JMU (4/23/22)

Could we have a field update?
by meebles127
Mon Mar 21, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 PACE NSC: June 11-12, Chicago - Congratulations Lambert!
Replies: 14
Views: 6946

Re: 2022 PACE NSC: June 11-12, Chicago

This is a reminder that registration for the 2022 PACE NSC is now open to all teams, regardless of qualifications status, with no cap on teams per school.

PACE would also like to remind teams that your space in the field is not secured until you submit your $100 deposit.
by meebles127
Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

This is a reminder that scholarship applications are due tonight! Please remember to get your application in before the deadline.
by meebles127
Thu Mar 10, 2022 1:10 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 20th/21st Century Lit Packet [~Nats difficulty]
Replies: 7
Views: 1354

Re: 20th/21st Century Lit Packet [~Nats difficulty]

Thanks everyone for attending the second reading on Monday! Here are the results: Itamar N - 95 (6/1/1) Matt B - 70 (2/4/0) Young F - 25 (1/1/0) Taylor H - 25 (2/0/1) Laurence L - 25 (1/1/0) Richard L - 20 (1/1/1) Natan H - 15 (1/0/0) Rachel - 15 (1/0/0) Eli I - 10 (0/1/0) Mike B - 10 (1/0/1) Chand...
by meebles127
Wed Mar 02, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

Re: 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

This is a reminder to all that there are 11 days left to apply for the 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship.
by meebles127
Wed Mar 02, 2022 12:13 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 PACE NSC: June 11-12, Chicago - Congratulations Lambert!
Replies: 14
Views: 6946

Re: 2022 PACE NSC: June 11-12, Chicago

Any school may now register up to two teams for the 2022 NSC, regardless of qualification status. If a school has qualified more than two teams via tournament performance, they may register up to that number of teams. The two team limit will be removed on March 21st. Teams registering through open r...
by meebles127
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Re: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)

We are holding an open call for writers for this set, for any category. All skill levels are welcome to apply. Writers will be expected to contribute at least 10 questions to the final set. If you’re interested in writing for this set, please fill out an application here . Writers are asked to submi...
by meebles127
Mon Feb 28, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)
Replies: 5
Views: 2173

Announcement: MRNA II: The Second Dose (Spring 2023, Medium/2 Dot)

I am very excited to announce Medium Range Academic II: The Second Dose . The set will be head edited by Eric Mukherjee and I, Em Gunter, will be doing set logistics. The set will be subject edited by the following team: Eric Mukherjee (formerly University of Pennsylvania, currently Vanderbilt Unive...
by meebles127
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:26 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 PACE NSC: June 11-12, Chicago - Congratulations Lambert!
Replies: 14
Views: 6946

Re: 2022 PACE NSC: June 11-12, Chicago

PACE will open registration for the 2022 NSC to all teams regardless of qualification status on March 1st, 2022. A maximum of two teams from a single school can register for the NSC without qualifying via the traditional tournament placement method. If more than two teams from a single school have q...
by meebles127
Fri Feb 18, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Open at Maryland (3/12/22)
Replies: 13
Views: 3543

Re: Illinois Open at Maryland (3/12/22)

I'm hoping to staff this tournament, if anyone will be driving through or near Charlottesville and would be willing to detour to take me back to school after the tournament I would be very grateful. I am willing to contribute to the cost of gas. Feel free to reach out through email at vef2jj AT virg...
by meebles127
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Open Call for Editors Penn Bowl 2022
Replies: 9
Views: 2170

Re: Open Call for Editors Penn Bowl 2022

I'm happy to see another tournament choose to write 12 packets rather than 14 or 15. I basically agree with what Mike said: writers already do too much work for usually little pay to be writing 2 or 3 extra packets that almost never get played in tournaments (I've never played more than 12 games in...
by meebles127
Tue Feb 15, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 MRNA @ JHU (2/26/22)
Replies: 6
Views: 1997

Re: 2022 MRNA @ JHU (2/26/22)

moron wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 5:04 pm We have 8 teams currently registered, there is still room!
Who would these teams be?
by meebles127
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Tournament preparedness kits
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Tournament preparedness kits

Well I'm silly, I forgot I could just paste it over here myself. Matt Weiner sent me an email and asked that I share the contents of his tournament preparedness box. He thinks (and I agree) that normalizing keeping a box like this could lead to better tournament efficiency. He also notes that you'd ...
by meebles127
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Tournament preparedness kits
Replies: 4
Views: 627

Re: Tournament preparedness kits

I just put a report in on my latest post in that thread to get it moved over here. Thanks Jonah
by meebles127
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Tournament Directors, Keep a Box of Tampons and/or Pads in Your Control Room
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Re: Tournament Directors, Keep a Box of Tampons and/or Pads in Your Control Room

In addition to pads and tampons I think having a TD box with basic supplies would be a great idea. I've started a list here: Tampons/Pads Band-Aids Kleenex Masks Hand Sanitizer Cough Drops OTC Pain Killers (I personally would not feel comfortable giving minors medication at a HS tournament, but I se...
by meebles127
Tue Feb 15, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Better Procedure for Making Discussion Forums Public
Replies: 8
Views: 2267

Re: Better Procedure for Making Discussion Forums Public

Would it be possible to perhaps have a ticket system or google form, so owners of private forums can submit a 'ticket' to get their subforums made public when their sets are clear?
by meebles127
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Tournament Directors, Keep a Box of Tampons and/or Pads in Your Control Room
Replies: 5
Views: 1476

Tournament Directors, Keep a Box of Tampons and/or Pads in Your Control Room

For schools that do not having tampon/pad vending machines in their bathrooms, tournament directors should make an effort to have some of these products in their control room in the event that a player or other event participant needs one. These should be given free of charge, and in an ideal world,...
by meebles127
Sun Feb 13, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Maine Online Winter Tournament (MOWT) (2/13/22)
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: Maine Online Winter Tournament (MOWT) (2/13/22)

How did this tournament go? This tournament is open to those who are high school seniors or younger. All teams must consist of players from the same school. This tournament is open to schools from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces. This tournament will use both ...
by meebles127
Sun Feb 13, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Coaching Hotline
Replies: 0
Views: 458

PACE Coaching Hotline

PACE has over 50 members across the country, and among the members are several people who coach--or who have coached--quiz bowl at a variety of levels. PACE has created a coaching hotline for new coaches to tap this experience if they have any problems that crop up, or for any questions that they mi...
by meebles127
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 NAQT SCT at University of Virginia (2/5/22)
Replies: 14
Views: 2507

Re: 2022 NAQT SCT at University of Virginia (2/5/22)

Quizbowl, I have literally never seen a more positive response towards a TD after a tournament. Reading the wealth of positive feedback made me want to cry, and I'm happy to see a shift towards more positive discourse. I forgot to mention this earlier, but I want to say thanks to Harry White for ans...
by meebles127
Tue Feb 08, 2022 1:04 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Protobowl...
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Protobowl...

by meebles127
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: AGQBA Quizbowl
Replies: 21
Views: 2027

Re: AGQBA Quizbowl

Greenwood_Satvik26 wrote: Sun Feb 06, 2022 9:35 pm We also have a lot of comp math which SUCKS. Usually, 3-4 comp math questions in round 1 and 4. Going completely off topic, we had a bonus that said name four [entities]. We got all four correct hehehehehe.
I strongly suggest editing out that answerline as it's probably not clear.
by meebles127
Sat Feb 05, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 NAQT SCT at University of Virginia (2/5/22)
Replies: 14
Views: 2507

Re: 2022 NAQT SCT at University of Virginia (2/5/22)

Congratulations to Maryland A for winning the Division I field after a 1-game final against UNC A! Congratulations to William & Mary A for winning the Division II field after playing a disadvantaged final against George Washington A! Congratulations to James Madison University for being our Unde...
by meebles127
Sat Feb 05, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 NAQT SCT at University of Virginia (2/5/22)
Replies: 14
Views: 2507

Re: 2022 NAQT SCT at University of Virginia (2/5/22)

Stats for this tournament will be updated throughout the day and can be found here.
by meebles127
Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 2
Views: 1409

2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

PACE is proud to announce the 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, a one-time $2000 college scholarship for current high school seniors. About Morgan Costa-Rhodes During her short time at Parkersburg High School, Morgan Costa-Rhodes achieved success in every area in which she was involved....