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by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CULEX at HSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: CULEX at HSNCT

Sign up sheet is in the original post. If you don't want to post your contact info on the spreadsheet, that's ok, just PM me.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jan 30, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CULEX at HSNCT
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

CULEX at HSNCT

This is a very early preliminary announcement for a mirror of the JRPG tournament CULEX that will hopefully take place at HSNCT 2022. Ideally, I would like to run the event on Saturday night as it is a 10-round event with an audio seeding packet tacked on. For more information regarding the set, ple...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Zelda Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Zelda Packet

Have you figured out a date and time yet?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Rhythm Heaven [video game music, hopefully Spring 2022]
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Re: Rhythm Heaven [video game music, hopefully Spring 2022]

Outside of checking to make sure that all of the tossups are in the right place, Rhythm Heaven has been completed.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Jan 03, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Rhythm Heaven [video game music, hopefully Spring 2022]
Replies: 1
Views: 674

Rhythm Heaven [video game music, hopefully Spring 2022]

This is the announcement for Rhythm Heaven , a video game based audio tournament to be held somewhere sometime during Spring 2022 (or even Summer 2022). This tournament is a collaboration between myself and Charles "Stompy" H., a fellow video game enthusiast. Format : Most if not all quest...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Dec 31, 2021 3:53 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Zelda Packet
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Zelda Packet

Ehtna wrote: Thu Dec 30, 2021 4:27 am There will be no clues or questions pulling from the CDI games.
well now i have no reason to spend $300 on that complete copy of link the faces of evil that stares me in the face at the local retro game store almost every day. my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CULEX - a JRPG tournament [Spring/Summer 2022]
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

Re: CULEX - a JRPG tournament [2021]

*post reserved for field update
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:38 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: CULEX - a JRPG tournament [Spring/Summer 2022]
Replies: 1
Views: 1672

CULEX - a JRPG tournament [Spring/Summer 2022]

It appears that you have been tapped as having the potential to be the world's strongest answerers of Japanese RPG tossups. En garde! It is with utmost pleasure that I announce that CULEX , my fabled JRPG tournament that many figured would never be written, has been completed! Content is written by ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20
Replies: 22
Views: 3987

Re: Impossible Lair - Old Videogame Tournament - 9/25/20

Thanks for holding the tournament! Great use of the technology. Thanks to everyone who staffed! Also, thanks to Drew and the team for reaching out to me (because, like, I'm almost never on the forums these days). Awesome competition. Additionally, I'm happy to have attended a Zoom meeting where I wa...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/16/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/16/19)

ESA A (8-0) went undefeated to win the Matthew Hayes Invitational! Dutchtown A (8-1) came in second, Berchmans (6-3) came in third, and Notre Dame A (5-3) rounded out the top pool. More can be found here: Prelims: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6160/stats/prelims/ Complete: https://hsquizbowl...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/16/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Re: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/16/19)

Field (15): (teams/buzzers/staffers)

Loreauville [1/1/0]
ESA [3/1/0]
Anacoco [2/1/0]
Vermilion Catholic [1/1/0]
Dutchtown [2/2/2]
Eunice [2/1/1]
Notre Dame [2/0/0]
Southside [1/0/0]
Berchmans [1/1/0]

expressed interest:

Lafayette

Note: The field has been capped at 16 teams.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/16/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1896

Matthew Hayes Invitational at UL Lafayette (11/16/19)

Greetings! The University of Louisiana at Lafayette Club for Academic Competition will be hosting the Matthew Hayes Invitational on Saturday, November 16, 2019 . The tournament will take place in HL Griffin Hall. (updated 9/16) Question set: We will be using NAQT Invitational Series 189A for this ev...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette (8/3/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette (8/3/19)

Congratulations to Andy Huff, John Luke Broussard, Robert Condron, and Sean Doyle for winning Louisiana Open IV with an 8-1 record. Seth Kendall led the tournament in scoring. Stats are available at the address below. Thanks to everyone for coming out! https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5855/stat...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette (8/3/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Re: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette (8/3/19)

Field: [teams/buzzers/staffers]

Kevin Marshall [1/1/0]
Sean Doyle, Robert Condron, John Luke Broussard [1/?/?]
Thomas Credeur, Dominic Lloyd, Nick Rosato II [possibly]
Jake Sundberg [1/-/-]
Seth Kendall [1/0/0]

currently interested players:

Andy Huff (possible), Mason Guillot
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette (8/3/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 1564

Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette (8/3/19)

Greetings! Louisiana Open IV will take place on the campus of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette on Saturday, August 3, 2019 , starting at around 9am. We will be using this year's Florida Spring Tournament (FST) set. More information about this set is available here: [http://hsquizbowl.org/for...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 21
Views: 13112

Re: How to build "stamina"

I often take a power nap during lunch. A nap combined with a Dr Pepper and/or some Skittles works wonders. Players often think of the lunch break as a time to eat and chat, but if you think you'll be playing past, say, 6PM, you may be better off taking a nap and snacking at lunch.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun May 26, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 11354

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

If we want to play Sam's packet, we should probably figure something out soon.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 11354

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

I’d written most of a packet for this. Since I think the questions are well above the intended difficulty of the tournament anyway, I will probably finish it and read it on the discord in the near future. The distribution of the packet will differ slightly from the posted distribution. Could we per...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4687

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)

Thanks a bunch for hosting! It was nice to see everyone again.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 82196

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

The longer Matt Bruce remains a member of NAQT, the longer this thread will get. More people will see it. More people will post in it. More people will begin to lose their trust in NAQT. I am not alone in saying that I love promoting NAQT's content and staffing their national tournaments. At this mo...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 22, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night
Replies: 35
Views: 18978

Re: ACRONYM 11 @ HSNCT - Friday Night

Jonathan Thompson and I are currently looking for a couple of teammates. PM if interested.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 13087

Re: The end of the match

A Very Long Math Tossup wrote:OK, let's get this over with: does anyone have any thoughts on gender and/or sucrose?
as a male who woke up with nappy hair and also had a dr pepper, pibb xtra, and a vanilla coke today, it is difficult for me to concur with the opinions of the OP
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournament)
Replies: 35
Views: 19327

Re: TOEJAMANDEARL: Global Announcement (Video Game Tournamen

Valefor wrote:
Valefor wrote:Assuming I remember to put it in my backpack before I leave for the airport Friday,
The prize is, in fact, in my backpack.
but which video game shirt are you wearing to the competition?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive
Replies: 64
Views: 41467

Re: How Can We Make Quizbowl More Approachable and Inclusive

I think that every moderator should always know how he or she is doing on time with respect to the rest of the tournament. If you walk into a control room and there are few to no packets left to be handed out, just let the teams know before the round starts that the room is running a little behind a...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 43397

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

it has been scientifically proven that taking a shower before a tournament will increase your power numbers, so do it
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 43397

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

Chris Borglum and Matt Hayes should be commended for their fedora mastery.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 11354

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

I see Neelav's already edited the announcement, but I'd like to say I'm excited to be joining the editing team for this tournament. I had a ton of fun playing the predecessor event and hope that we can provide an equally fun experience while learning from some of the mistakes and smoothing over the...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]
Replies: 29
Views: 11354

Re: Mons Mathstrosity II: Even Primes Redux [Announcement]

Can we just agree to split the third topology question amongst algebra and topology? I mean just have 1 braid theory per packet and this will be guaranteed to be the best side event ever.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8784

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

There was quite a bit of name dropping, but I didn't mention that in my critique because attempting to change all of those things would have amounted to Conor having to rewrite quite a bit of the set. Yes, it does feel a bit better to buzz on descriptions of things you learned in class as opposed to...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 15321

Re: Subject-specific player polls

math player poll: 1. Harrison Brown math team poll: 1. Alabama 2012-13 I'd also like to point to Sam Braunfeld and Samir Khan as great math players, as they scored 48 and 46 powers respectively at Math Monstrosity while playing on the same team . Yeah, this was really impressive, particularly them ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Jun 13, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 9212

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

dhumphreys17 wrote: Stephen (Why are we here; five rounds) - 19/19/4 (455 points!!; 91 PPG)
Not bad for a physicist! No really, great job. Go math mafia go!
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 9212

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

The Ununtiable Twine wrote:How did this go?
...as in who won the tournament etc etc
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 11, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 64
Views: 56023

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

It goes without saying that we have to give a shout out to high school freshman (and one of my former TQBA campers) Eshaan Vakil of Clark HS for defeating two-time defending HSNCT champion Hunter at NSC this weekend. Judging by the morning stats, Hunter put up outstanding numbers in the prelims, as ...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at NSC
Replies: 16
Views: 9212

Re: Math Monstrosity at NSC

How did this go?
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

jonah wrote:
Fond du lac operon wrote:Packet 6

1. I mean, I'm not sure about tossing up both the surreals and the hyperreals in the same set, but if you must do so, don't have a clue in one .
This would make it worse.
I don't think anyone has ever (intentionally) attempted the empty tossup, although I may be mistaken.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Packet 11 : 1. Gimbal lock is a very common buzzword for quaternions. 2. Mascheroni is an Italian mathematician. Mascherano is a notable Argentinian soccer player beloved by Diego Armando Maradona. 3. Leaving two of the three statements of the Sylow theorems inside of power is probably not a good t...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Packet 7 : 1. The Faa di Bruno clue comes up as a repeat later in the packet. You could have probably rewritten that clue as "The nth derivative of an expression defined by this operation can be calculated using Faa di Bruno's formula" for a bit more clarity. I negged this with differenti...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Packet 3 : 1. In addition to the previously discussed "Argand" clue, namedropping holomorphism inside of power is probably also a bit generous at this level. 2. the idempotence tossup was a hard-ass tossup. 3. Namedropping a play from ancient Greece probably narrows the answerline pool do...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4066

Re: Math Monstrosity - Specific Question Discussion

Now that I've had a chance to skim the packets, I'll comment a bit on the question content. The criticism will be a bit lengthy so it'll probably be divided into several posts. Packet 1 : 1. Brouwer fixed point theorem probably had a bit of an easy power. I would have probably put the Sperner's lemm...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8784

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

My general impression of the set is as follows: Problems: 1. LaTeX for the set? I mean it looks nice but isn't really necessary. 2. Equations in the questions? Almost certainly not a good idea, especially that Ramanujan one! Write out the stuff you want people to read in English (we all know that la...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Wed May 31, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 8784

Re: Math Monstrosity - General Discussion

To be fair, Cody, I hadn't heard the term "Argand diagram" before this weekend either (or at the very least heard that term in a very long time)! I suppose that's because most mathematicians just refer to the complex plane as either the complex plane or C. Naturally, having read MSNCT, I e...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue May 30, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13153

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

Admins, can you make a private discussion forum for this set? Thanks a bunch.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 29, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT
Replies: 24
Views: 11421

Re: Math Monstrosity at HSNCT and MSNCT

A truly enjoyable experience! Thanks to Conor and to everyone who read for allowing us to play this incredibly fun set. This baby will be quite the permanent jewel for my quadruple crown.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 29, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette [6/17/17]
Replies: 2
Views: 1852

Re: Louisiana Open IV at UL Lafayette [6/17/17]

The date of this event has been updated in the first post of this thread. More information to come.
by The Ununtiable Twine
Mon May 29, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject-specific player polls
Replies: 29
Views: 15321

Re: Subject-specific player polls

math player poll:

1. Harrison Brown

math team poll:

1. Alabama 2012-13
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri May 26, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta
Replies: 23
Views: 11406

Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

now i know what it is like to be kevin durant
by The Ununtiable Twine
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets
Replies: 19
Views: 9616

Re: Difficulty Consistency in Finals Packets

Is it really necessary to write a hard couple of packets to help distinguish the best team from the second best team? Why do some people think these teams are incapable of distinguishing between themselves? Does the NBA arbitrarily raise the rim to eleven feet for the Finals? Does a grand slam tenni...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 25, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 8936

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

ACF Nationals seems to have had fewer rounds this year than in the previous umpteen years as well. Each team got approximately 15 matches this year (over two days) as opposed to the usual demanding 18 or 19 round schedule (at least for the top teams). Certainly you can handle 16 rounds over the cour...
by The Ununtiable Twine
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?
Replies: 20
Views: 8936

Re: How many tiebreaker games do we really need?

I'm not sure anyone is upset about more quizbowl. We didn't have to break these ties, but since we already had ties we did have to break, there was no additional time needed to run these games. Quiz bowl is always better than the lack thereof. What has gotten into your head, Mr. Reed? Have you ever...