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by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020 IHSA
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: 2020 IHSA

High scores from Regionals appear to be a single-game 850 from Williamsville (in Class A's championship round!) and a total 2440 in three games from Uni High. High score combined is "980" (Fremd-Hoffman Estates, with thirty of Fremd's points coming from a matchup-tops penalty) or 950 (Fremd-Hoffman ...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020 IHSA
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

Re: 2020 IHSA

Congratulations to the sixty-four champions: Class A : Edwards County, St. Anthony, Sullivan, Robinson, Blue Ridge, St. Thomas More, Villa Grove, Warrensburg-Latham, Althoff Catholic, DuQuoin, Gallatin County, Gibault Catholic, Beacon Academy, Lisle, Timothy Christian, Westmont, Farmington, Peoria C...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 5891

Re: Remember the '90s?

Ah, well... you didn't. That's my point - the last year of the Richards tournament included a sizeable enough number of plagiarized Delta Burke questions that I noticed and pointed it out. And that's why it was the last year, I believe.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 5891

Re: Remember the '90s?

Deviant Insider wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:00 pm
At Richards and Homewood-Flossmoor and sometimes Loyola, the coach/TD wrote all the questions.
At Richards, by 2006, Chris Borglum wrote some of the questions. For Delta Burke.
And that's why the Richards tournament doesn't exist anymore.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30
Replies: 27
Views: 8829

Re: PIANO / Minnesota Open @ UMN, 3/30

Hey, following up on this. Are we still in the boat of "this is Nats difficulty but we only have rooms reserved until 4 PM"?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 14104

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Hey, this tournament was pretty much the model for how a Discord tournament should be run.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 14104

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Hi! Could we get an estimate of start/end time, and an official field list?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 11320

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Geriatric trauma wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:40 pm
cornfused wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
oh really i thought he lived in the lab
valid
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago
Replies: 16
Views: 11320

Re: Top 25 History Players in the City of Chicago

Adam Silverman lives in Andersonville these days, so, uh, you're missing someone.

EDIT: possibly Edgewater or Rogers Park
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Iowa 2018-19
Replies: 2
Views: 2556

Re: Iowa 2018-19

Novice, on 10/9, used Northmont HS's NMMS2. Stats are here--Ames won, followed by a pile of Waukee teams.
The Fall Open, held two days ago, used NAQT IS-180A. Stats are here-- Ankeny A won, followed by Ames A, Ames B, and Central Academy A.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Wed Nov 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)
Replies: 23
Views: 14104

Re: Penn Bowl 2018 Online Mirror (12/09/18)

Is there a thread for this? I'll be playing.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open
Replies: 89
Views: 37748

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: 2019 PIANO/Minnesota Open

Mike Bentley wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:06 pm
For what it's worth I'm most likely going to attend the Minnesota mirror and am looking for teammates.
'sup
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Thu May 31, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 72358

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

Northwestern University Quizbowl will not participate in or host NAQT events until Matt has been removed.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon May 28, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 17010

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

staaaaats?

Yogesh/Oishee/Colby/Amanda W./Nicholas K. won this, by the way. Matt L./Jeremy N./Amanda R. and myself finished second.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue May 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)
Replies: 29
Views: 14956

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2018)

Ndg wrote:
k120 wrote:I'm going to Beloit College. Unfortunately, they don't have a quizbowl team, but hopefully I'll be able to start one.
Cool! Wisconsin could definitely use more college clubs.
Founding a club at a Wisconsin liberal arts college is possible, I swear! You can do this!
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 30822

Re: Players Choice Awards

Upset of the Year (submitted as the "Liberty defeats Penn" award): awarded to the team that pulled off the most notable upset of the year. Examples from last year would include McGill taking a top bracket spot from Columbia at ICT or Northwestern making a run to the ICT finals. If this is included,...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 8310

Re: Postseason poll

It is worth recalling that Chicago B did not play a full team at ICT, so I would advise taking their ACF finish as indicative. I'd advise voters to look at both ICT and ACF... but to both of the things Chicago B's "split squad" did at ICT. Second bracket at Div I and the Div II title ain't half bad.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48016

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

* In the Oklahoma packet, I meant to write that that the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (also known as Pea Ridge) led to Union control of Missouri, even though it was fought just south of Missouri in Arkansas. I've updated the question to be phrased accurately. Oh! There's a convenient recording of NU an...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 8640

Re: ACF Nationals logistics and seeding discussion

Do we know at this point what the list of schools with active teams who could actually host a 50 (or 60)-team national championship in 2 buildings with access to a major airport is? I think Northwestern could handle this in Kresge, Fisk/Locy, and University, using the giant auditorium in Fisk for t...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48016

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

I really enjoyed this tournament - being able to go back into retirement with an emphatic early neg on one of my books just feels right somehow. I'd like to particularly commend Dylan's writing on jazz questions - that fake/real books question was great, but it wasn't the only good jazz question by ...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Final stats, pending corrections, are here.

The top four finishers:
1. Keith Country Day
2. St. Mary's Visitation A
3. University Lab
4. Barrington Station A
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Prelim stats

Please be back from lunch by 1:20 PM; we meet in Fisk 217, the same auditorium in which we held our morning meeting.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

merv1618 wrote:
cornfused wrote:We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!
Staff scab plz
You got scooped.

We're full!
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

We are now sitting at twenty-seven schools, with the waitlist entirely in the field. The twenty-eighth spot is available on a first-come, first-serve basis!
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 17676

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Stupid question, but are the stats actually posted anywhere?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Update, five weeks out: it's come to my attention that thirty is a much more convenient number for scheduling than thirty-two, so I'm changing the field cap accordingly. As of right now, this still leaves room for all but one of the waitlisted C-teams in the field. That being said, I'm going to prom...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 2688

Re: NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)

An update on this: with a week to go, the field is "closed," but one more Division II team would be useful. We currently have six teams in Div I and nineteen in Div II.

Expect a logistics post/email on Wednesday, but plan to arrive at Kresge Hall between 8:10 and 8:40 AM on Saturday.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 9410

Re: Thanks and General Discussion

CPiGuy wrote:I swear to god, "that could screw up the schedule" was pretty much the first thing that entered my mind.
I helped put together the schedule for the site where Michigan played. We were confused by the labeling of the Michigan teams. It turned out alright, but we were confused.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Re: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

With just about seven weeks to go before the tournament, we're sitting at twenty-nine teams, with enough on the waitlist to take those last three spots. I am keeping the waitlisted C teams on the waitlist for the moment.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2018 @ UIUC
Replies: 8
Views: 4809

Re: ACF Regionals 2018 @ UIUC

I don't know who won overall, but Michigan A won the D2 title by virtue of being the only such team in the top bracket, and MSU A won the undergrad title by virtue of being the only such team in the top bracket with any wins against other top bracket teams. Northwestern A defeated OSU A in one semi...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Trash)
Replies: 9
Views: 4267

Re: Homewood-Flossmoor Pop Culture Tourney (mirror of OH Tra

Does "teams a maximum of five players" mean it's 5v5? Or 4v4?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 2688

NAQT SCT at Northwestern (2/3/18)

Northwestern University's quizbowl team will be hosting the Midwest site of the 2018 NAQT SCT. The tournament will take place on February 3, 2018, on Northwestern's Evanston campus. I'll be serving as tournament director, and we'd love to see you there! Location and parking: The tourney will almost ...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 6998

Re: WAO II Difficulty and General Discussion

Either write trash or don't write trash. Speaking as one of two authors of the trash in the videogame soundtracks/BoJack packet: I think it's safe to say that we basically did exactly that - we never quite decided for sure which was supposed to be the classy one. Whoops. I definitely agree that the...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 98497

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

How does one delete a player?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

The stats in Marianna's post above are complete. Chicago A won the tournament in a close final over Chicago B, who had defeated Illinois A in the previous game. I'd like to thank everyone for coming out today - but extra thanks to the staffers: Samir Khan, Ryan Rosenberg, Adam Sperber, Jessica Sween...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

CPiGuy wrote:Is this field still current, or has it enlarged?
The only difference is the presence of house teams to get us to a manageable twelve. Updated.
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: A, B, C teams
Replies: 13
Views: 7124

Re: A, B, C teams

Aaron's Rod wrote:Image
Sure hope some day that Jason Asher kid will make the Minnesota A team!
Hey now, give him some credit. Looks like he just worked up to the B team a few weeks ago!
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)
Replies: 8
Views: 5036

Jr. Wildcat IX at Northwestern (3/10/2018)

Northwestern Quizbowl is pleased to announce this year's edition of the annual Jr. Wildcat middle school tournament, to be held on Saturday, March 10th, 2018. I'll be directing the tournament this year. Question Set and Format : We will be using NAQT's MS-25 set for this tournament. Format will be 4...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Thu Nov 02, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Re: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

Looks like we still have some room open!
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)
Replies: 8
Views: 4701

Re: Penn Bowl 2017 @ UChicago (10/28)

Just want to drop a note to say: this ran really smoothly. Thanks a ton to Chicago for a well-run tournament (and congrats to OSU again)!
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)
Replies: 18
Views: 9164

Re: EFT at the University of Michigan (10/21)

So the OphirStats have everything you could possibly want, except PPB. Here's PPB for our site. Team PPB Case Western 14.64 Chicago A 22.79 Chicago B 22.85 Chicago C 13.05 Chicago D 12.16 Kenyon 16.89 Michigan A 20.17 Michigan B 15.05 Michigan C 13.44 Michigan D 9.43 Michigan State A 21.58 Michigan ...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4222

Delta Burke 2017 at Northwestern (11/18/17)

Northwestern University's quizbowl team is pleased to announce a mirror for the 2017 edition of Delta Burke , a college-level tournament written by Valencia College. The tournament will take place on November 18, 2017 , on Northwestern's Evanston campus. I'll be serving as tournament director. As in...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Getting paid by ACF
Replies: 3
Views: 3074

Re: Getting paid by ACF

Gautam wrote:Edit: check in the mail.
:party: :party: :party:
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Getting paid by ACF
Replies: 3
Views: 3074

Getting paid by ACF

ACF has owed Northwestern a four-figure sum since last winter, and my attempts to get this resolved through normal channels have been unsuccessful. What's a guy have to do to get cut a check?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 17173

Re: Preseason Poll

Northwestern loses Dylan Max Rong (formerly of Northwestern) has joined up Max is a big loss for us, though obviously not as big a loss as Dylan is. Also worth noting is that Northwestern had essentially no bench last year: of the two returning players other than Adam and I, one is studying abroad ...
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 7761

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

(found the stats, please delete)
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)
Replies: 19
Views: 7761

Re: Naveed Bork Online (8/12)

Cheynem wrote:Mike Bentley and I are playing together. We have a track record of finishing somewhere between first and last, if you're interested in joining us.
Room for one more?
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Top five college teams for 2017–18
Replies: 17
Views: 11333

Re: Top five college teams for 2017–18

Northwestern still has Adam and Greg, if their grad programs don't prevent them from playing, as well as a small but extant supporting cast. We'll both be there and will be playing, though neither of us will have a TON of time to put into it. There are, I believe, 2.5 other people (rising juniors D...