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by SortesVirgilianae
Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3993

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

Also, bonus C.12 appeared to be primarily themed around rape in ancient Rome. To me this is a surprising and, honestly, dubious choice so I'm curious--what was the process that led to its inclusion? Was this a considered decision, or an oversight, or something else? Agreed re bonus C.12 - especiall...
by SortesVirgilianae
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1884

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion

Can't speak to what the lit editor may have intended when editing this tossup, but Life is a Dream and Fuenteovejuna may have been cut from the tossup because the editor wanted to make the tossup more thematically coherent, i.e. specific to one period of Spanish drama, rather than any issue with di...
by SortesVirgilianae
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 2052

Re: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl

The first tournament I TDed was a small end-of-semester open, with 6 teams (all made up of very experienced players) taking part. While modding the final, I made a mistake (allowing a team far, far too long to pull a bonus part, without timing properly) which ultimately swung the match result (a 240...
by SortesVirgilianae
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6736

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Always asking for directed answers is nice in theory, but it really wears you down when literally no answer is being taken without being explicitly directed. I was overall happy with the moderating at the tournament, but there's no reason it couldn't be improved at future events. As one of the mode...
by SortesVirgilianae
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Bonus Eventus - Summer 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1107

Re: Bonus Eventus - Summer 2021

This looks absolutely delightful, and I'm looking forward to it very much. There will very likely be considerable interest in mirroring this in the UK.
by SortesVirgilianae
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7643

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

Considerable confusion was caused at the British site by mentioning the "Canterbury Plain" as a clue on the Stonehenge bonus part. Stonehenge is located on the Salisbury Plain.

(On a sidenote, does anyone know when the packets will be available online?)