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by buffaloz1331
Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: More Negs Than Correct Answers
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: More Negs Than Correct Answers

*sigh* Caleb, we (your teammates) get that you had a bad performance. It happens, we're fine with it. If you don't want it to happen again, the easiest solution is to study more instead of fishing for reassurance/sympathy from us and from the forum-frequenting quizbowl public. You're not the first p...
by buffaloz1331
Mon Nov 09, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

So, this tournament happened on Saturday. With the exception of a minor mishap with rosters/scoresheets right before the tournament that caused us to start ~4-5 minutes after 10, the tournament ran fairly smoothly. Depending on the bracket, the tournament ended between 6:15 and 6:45, which was exact...
by buffaloz1331
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

I am looking for staffers for this tournament. So far we have about 10-12, which is fine, but I'd prefer to have more to run rooms more efficiently. If people are willing to staff the full tournament this Saturday [November 7th], please contact me at [email protected].com or on Discord at buffaloz...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

I have sent out invoices and payment information to the contact emails I was given. If you did not receive an email from me, either I have already received your payment or you should check a different email. I will send out an email to staffers shortly. EDIT: I did not send out the email to staffers...
by buffaloz1331
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

The initial field is now full. We may expand the field if we get enough staff, however, I would prefer to keep this tournament to fewer than 10 rounds, which becomes logistically very difficult if we have more than 18 teams. Currently, we have 14 staffers signed up. I would like to have two staffer...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

We will not be mandating that cameras be on, however, we strongly encourage that players use cameras.
by buffaloz1331
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1880

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Specific Question Discussion

Tossup 17 of packet A describes Federico García Lorca as a "Golden age author." Wikipedia describes the Golden Age as taking place from ~1492-1681. García Lorca was born in 1898. I originally clued Fuenteovejuna and Life Is a Dream as the first two sentences of this tossup, respectively, ...
by buffaloz1331
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

The initial field is now full. We may expand the field if we get enough staff, however, I would prefer to keep this tournament to fewer than 10 rounds, which becomes logistically very difficult if we have more than 18 teams. Currently, we have 14 staffers signed up. I would like to have two staffer...
by buffaloz1331
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

We now have 17 teams signed up! We still have one more spot before going to the waitlist. We will be able to expand the field if we get more staff!
by buffaloz1331
Tue Oct 13, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

With a little more than three weeks to go until this tournament, I have received 12 registrations. We really would like to have a full slate of 18 teams, so please continue to sign up! The field list has been updated to reflect the most recent changes. I also realized that I did not put up deadlines...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)

If there are enough staffers, would it be possible to expand the field to 24 to accommodate the additional teams?
by buffaloz1331
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

Yes, and we will be taking some of those measures indicated on the NAQT website—including trying to keep lunch efficient with a dedicated statsperson, holding moderator meetings before the tournament to make sure everyone knows what to do come game day, have two moderators per room [so one can keep ...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

Absolutely—the field will be updated shortly. Also, I have made the decision that this tournament will run with bonuses. I look forward to hosting this tournament for y'all!
by buffaloz1331
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: IQBT Rookie Challenges Hosted by Qblitz - 10/17, 11/14, 12/12

The sample questions you posted here seem pretty hard for "Rookie" difficulty—they seem closer to a high school regular difficulty
by buffaloz1331
Tue Sep 22, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)
Replies: 14
Views: 1979

Re: JHU HS Fall Tournament (10/24)

Is there restricted eligibility for this event? To clarify: Do you want just novices or are other players allowed to play?
by buffaloz1331
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11575

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

I'd like to echo Caleb's, Lyra's, Vishwa's frustrations about Angikar—this may be read as being angry/whatever about the Duke House team beating us, fine, but that's not what this is. After getting a little under 2 p/g in prelim games 1-4, he put up 8 against us in round 5. I understand that players...
by buffaloz1331
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

Seeing the length of the LONESTAR tournament, we are looking for every way to make the tournament run more efficiently. I believe that with the measures we are looking at, this tournament will finish before 6:30 for most teams [all those playing the guaranteed nine games] with a sizable lunch break ...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Re: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

This post is reserved for an updated field list FIELD: 18/18 Middlesex [3 teams] Longfellow [2 teams] Monrovia [1 team] Churchill [3 teams] Colvin Run ES [2 teams] Greenhill [1 team, tentative] Herberger [1 team] Howard MS [1 team] Midtown Classical [1 team] Cooper MS [2 teams] Classen SAS [1 team]...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]
Replies: 23
Views: 3452

Fall Online Middle School Tournament [RAFT II]

Hello! Felix Wang [@InfinitePeng] and I will be hosting a closed, middle school only mirror of the regular high school difficulty set RAFT II on Saturday, November 7th, 2020, starting at 10 AM EST. This tournament is not restricted geographically, which means it will be open to ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL TEA...
by buffaloz1331
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2020-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: DC Metro Area Discussion - 2020-2021

I’d like to give some of my thoughts about the DMV circuit next year: National Contenders TJ A I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that TJ will be the #1 team in the country (especially on mACF), given that they have an argument to having the best science and literature coverage in the country. TJ’...
by buffaloz1331
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread
Replies: 65
Views: 5933

Re: Alabama 2020-2021 Discussion Thread

With all due respect, there are indeed a great number of sets being produced for this season [upwards of 30, 17 of them being standard "housewrites"]. These range in difficulty from high school novice to high school nationals difficulty, meaning that whatever difficulty level you need shou...
by buffaloz1331
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 2020 GORKY - Hard Visual Arts Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: 2020 GORKY - Hard Visual Arts Packet

Gabe I’m very excited to hear what you came up with
by buffaloz1331
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)
Replies: 55
Views: 11575

Re: LIT Mid-Atlantic Mirror @ Discord (9/5/20)

I assume that since Maryland and Virginia are both listed, schools in DC are not exempt from playing this tournament?
by buffaloz1331
Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE
Replies: 23
Views: 5531

Re: INTRODUCING THE AMERICAN QUIZBOWL LEAGUE

Is this real lol Have you considered the implications of this on the broader quizbowl ecosystem? What does you presenting as an alternative to “good” quizbowl organizations mean for your organization? What is the impetus here? Who is writing this and what assurances do we have of question quality? I...
by buffaloz1331
Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)
Replies: 48
Views: 23818

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: IKEA (Fall 2020)

Stinkweed Imp wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:46 am or just use this one
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Ok but is the Allen wrench included
by buffaloz1331
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: SCALE Charity Literature Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2283

Re: SCALE Charity Literature Tournament

Just to be sure, these are packets of 24 questions, correct?
by buffaloz1331
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Not My Job: A Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Not My Job: A Packet

Thanks to everyone who came to play this packet on the Discord! Some fantastic numbers [this packet was destroyed, I believe there were 3 10s the entire game] — I hope this was as fun to play as it was for me to write. Scores are below! Nick Jensen 5 Matt Mitchell 30 IKD 40 Abhinav 15 Erik Christens...
by buffaloz1331
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 34
Views: 5071

Re: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021

GDS would like to tentatively claim Saturday, March 6th for the 2021 edition of the Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament, to be run on LONESTAR. We are hoping that we are able to host at that time next year.
by buffaloz1331
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]
Replies: 13
Views: 3300

Re: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]

There is an upside to having more sets--it makes it easier to find a set for a tournament. Also, if you get a bad report of a set from an early site, then you have options to switch to. The downside of people not getting rich from quizbowl is one of the oldest downsides in quizbowl. I guess I just ...
by buffaloz1331
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Not My Job: A Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Re: Not My Job: A Packet

Update: my rather indecisive scheduling style has led to someone deciding they will read a packet tonight. I will plan on reading this at 9:45 PM, eastern time, on Wednesday, July 1st.
by buffaloz1331
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Not My Job: A Packet
Replies: 2
Views: 894

Not My Job: A Packet

After my last Laws and Treaties packet, I decided to write another packet. I put this together over the weekend, leading to what Matthew Siff called "bad questions that must have been enjoyable to write, and will be fun for someone who hears them." [I'm paraphrasing, but that was the gist]...
by buffaloz1331
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]
Replies: 13
Views: 3300

On the Abundance of High School Sets During the Pandemic [And Its Problems]

No doubt due in part to the pandemic, a series of new sets intended for the high school difficulty [along with returns of older sets, including Harvard Fall and RAFT II], both announced and unannounced, have been cropping up. While I fully support the idea of increasing the amount of people involved...
by buffaloz1331
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota Preseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 5783

Re: Minnesota Preseason Poll

Very cool, thank you
by buffaloz1331
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota Preseason Poll
Replies: 3
Views: 5783

Re: Minnesota Preseason Poll

Are there results for this poll?
by buffaloz1331
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5671

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

Having just perused the responses on the last few years’ player polls after reading this one, I am bewildered by the overall low level of discourse/“shilling” that pervades these threads every year. I would imagine that the purpose of the yearly player poll is to encourage critical discussion about...
by buffaloz1331
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 35
Views: 5671

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Player Poll

A warning: I will not be dropping a full list, but I will be doing some light shilling. Let's get to some players Matt Siff , in my view, is the clear-cut number one player in the country. Call me biased -- Matt Siff is better than specialists at their categories. He'll firstline tossups in any cate...
by buffaloz1331
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet

After a reading on the High School Quizbowl Discord server, this set is "clear." I've uploaded it and it should be up once approved. Thanks to all for playing this, it was fun to write!

EDIT: This packet is up!
by buffaloz1331
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet

I'm planning on reading it to the HS server for those interested there within the next couple of days, then uploading it. It should be up on packet archives by Monday.
by buffaloz1331
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet

I read this tonight! Thank you to everyone for coming -- I have scores. Congrats to Arjun Nageswaran for winning Arjun - 35 Prat – 25 Coates – 10 Abhinav – 10 Amogh Kulkarni - 10 Eli – 10 Jason – 10 Walter - 10 Isaiah – 10 Govind - 10 Kevin Lei - 5 Chandler – 5 Erik - 5 Abhinav -- 5 Bhanodai -- 0 Ed...
by buffaloz1331
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Re: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet

I'd like to play this, but acronym league is tomorrow night, starting at 7 central. I can't remember how long it took last time, but I think I would miss out if so. If I'm the only one with this overlap I'll just read it later, so no worries :) Alright. I can move this to Friday at the same time or...
by buffaloz1331
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet
Replies: 9
Views: 1111

Laws and Treaties: A Vanity Packet

Hello all! For about two and a half months now, I have been working on a "Laws and Treaties" packet. This is a very loose theme, and answerlines will consist of political documents, speeches, law codes, and ideologies, in addition to specific laws and treaties. This is a 21/21 powermarked ...