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by Judson Laipply
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: G2G FASTER
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: G2G FASTER

I'll pop in at 10 to get wrecked by this.
by Judson Laipply
Sun May 03, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups
Replies: 29
Views: 5963

Re: DECAMERON - Asynchronous guerrilla tournament announcement and signups

In light of recent cheating scandals and the persistence of suspicious performances on online events, I am politely requesting that all of my team's matches be played on Discord or Zoom video call. I possess a premium zoom room (Thanks UChicago!) and will read matches on my team's packet (if I'm av...
by Judson Laipply
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: This Time, A Stern Warning
Replies: 179
Views: 33071

Re: This Time, A Stern Warning

Free Zoom would actually work fine if people wanted to do a tournament by video. The 40 minute limit is not a big deal because you can do one session after another. Does the timer for the 40 minutes limit counts all the waiting time in between rounds? Even if it doesn't, quizbowl rounds can easily ...
by Judson Laipply
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4049

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

Astro (the only subject that I’m really qualified to give an opinion on) was really solid. Loads of real stuff early and answerlines that should be gettable by the end. One exception is the clue on abundance matching which isn’t strictly used for luminosity but it usually is so it’s not that bad. In...
by Judson Laipply
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rice (01/25/2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 879

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rice (01/25/2020)

Thanks to Andrew for running a very good tournament.

Having not played solo since Early Autumn Collegiate Novice in 2010, I probably would have been mentally finished by the middle of the day if there was logistical bullshit to contend with.
by Judson Laipply
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)

I am very ready to get thoroughly embarrassed on what is supposed to be one of my better categories.
by Judson Laipply
Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13951

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

22. Chicago C (projected roster: Halle Friedman, Ian Baram, Edgar Lin, Wonyoung Jang) Placing any C team, even Chicago C, in the top 25, is a dicey proposition. There are plenty of questions about team composition and members' levels of competitiveness, but compared to the teams below them, Chicago...
by Judson Laipply
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16317

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Hey, so I wrote what was (as far as I can tell) the hardest science tossup in the set, judging from me asking around on the day of - the tossup on oozes , which made it in unedited from our team's submission. I intended for the tossup to link disparate pieces of knowledge about ocean science that I...
by Judson Laipply
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16317

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Science history: What we did: We had a science history question (tossup or bonus) like once every two packets. Did that shit work?: Eh. I was more mixed on this. I still think this IDEA is very good - science history belongs in the distribution, and it belongs in the science distribution. It's repr...
by Judson Laipply
Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Let's Remember Some New York Mets
Replies: 7
Views: 4575

Re: Let's Remember Some New York Mets

This is now the Bill Buckner memorial packet
by Judson Laipply
Mon May 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Let's Remember Some New York Mets
Replies: 7
Views: 4575

Re: Let's Remember Some New York Mets

Cheynem wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 10:55 am
No one will enjoy this.
You already said the packet was about the mets.
by Judson Laipply
Wed May 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Collegiate Post-Season Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5759

Re: 2018-19 Collegiate Post-Season Poll

Everyone already knows this but the Yale ACF Nats placement in the spreadsheet should mention the lack of "not that bad at quizbowl" person Jacob Reed.
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 37481

Re: Player Poll 2019

TeammateShilling.exe Halle Friedmann is really good at visual arts. Underrank her at your own peril especially if you're playing CO, she will still be able to get things ahead of you there. Olivia Kiser knows a shit-ton of random myth and history things. I recall at one point Olivia told me that he ...
by Judson Laipply
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Cody wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Can you implement divisions (Upper/Lower)?
Divisioning and finals will be done when I'm back in Chicago (read: post easter)
by Judson Laipply
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21401

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

Because sets (not counting ACF Nationals 2019) have 1/1 math and usually more. Math that normal people usually care about is clued in almost every science tossup (and as you pointed out logic-based philosophy/thought TUs and probably some SS/Econ). There is no need for 1/1 "Content that is taught b...
by Judson Laipply
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21401

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

For starters, people who want a tournament with 1/1 math should feel free to write tournaments with 1/1 math! There is no one "correct" distribution. Not to beat this dead horse again, but do that at something like Lederberg or WAO or Sun God or Terrapin, not ACF Nationals 2019. At least not until ...
by Judson Laipply
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Are stats going to be posted for this, or are they a casualty of the paper scoresheets / bad hotel internet? The google spreadsheets for stats are completed for everything up to finals. Someone in the editors groupchat has entered all of the games but one that I missed into SQBS, not sure what the ...
by Judson Laipply
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)
Replies: 37
Views: 21087

Re: Where are you going next year? (Collegiate 2019)

Going to SMU for a postdoc working on the DESI experiment. I will probably be around the Dallas area to staff things if asked and am always open to join open teams looking for some science help.
by Judson Laipply
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 21401

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

Because sets (not counting ACF Nationals 2019) have 1/1 math and usually more. Math that normal people usually care about is clued in almost every science tossup (and as you pointed out logic-based philosophy/thought TUs and probably some SS/Econ). There is no need for 1/1 "Content that is taught by...
by Judson Laipply
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55857

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

A word of warning: April 13th is the night of "Spring Fling," which, for the uninitiated, is a concert at franklin field that leads to large numbers of drunken and otherwise intoxicated students running around campus with no regard for anything, often vomiting in random places. Probably best to avoi...
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania
Replies: 105
Views: 55857

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 - 4/13-14/2019 - University of Pennsylvania

mtebbe wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:14 pm


Of course, Wawa (38th and Spruce) is also always an option. There are also food trucks along both Spruce and Walnut that are good options for cheap, fast food.
This is the one true philly lunch advice.
by Judson Laipply
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

A couple more reminders: I'm working on stats tonight. Should be up tonight or maybe tomorrow if I find motivation to do actual work. Thanks to everyone who venmo-ed me already. Please Venmo me $15 dollars if you haven't yet. I got physical payment from Sorice and Seth, and will track the remainder ...
by Judson Laipply
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Well, with regards to logistics, of all the tournaments that ever happened, this was one of them. Sorry for the issues that caused what should have been maybe a 4 hour tournament into a nearly 6 hour hellscape. Thanks to everyone who came to play the tournament. I hope you all were able to enjoy it....
by Judson Laipply
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Schedule is attached. Dylan et al, you were warned. Seth is optimistic about using game rooms. The chance of us using game rooms goes up if you come to the staff check-in table at 6 and help set up rooms so please do that. See you all soon. EDIT: Meet in the lobby at 6:30 so we can start the tournam...
by Judson Laipply
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

I just Facebook messaged all of the people who volunteered a room in the spreadsheet. In the event that the game rooms that Seth spoke of don't materialize, we will need one more room to run this tournament. Please let me know if you have a room that would be available tonight from 6-9:30PM Also we ...
by Judson Laipply
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Okay, after talking with Joel, here's the deal: 1) we can start at 6:30, but we'll need to break around 7:30 so that staffers can check in and help with set-up. 2) teams providing buzzers to ICT need to check in their buzzers before starting in on the side event. Team buzzers can be checked in star...
by Judson Laipply
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

I have not attempted to find a team because I was unsure of whether we'd be in Chicago on time; if it turns out we will be (which looks reasonably likely); is the TD amenable to allowing five-member teams? We really want to get to 12 teams since that makes a really easy schedule with no byes that a...
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Oh and if your team doesn't have a name, I'm going to give you the stupidest name I can think of. So do that before I make schedules late thursday night/Friday morning.
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)
Replies: 61
Views: 25131

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Lederberg Trinity (Summer 2019)

Hey everyone, with five days left before the tournament, here's some updates and additional requests. 1. We have 207/240 questions edited for this set, and are well on pace to finish 2. We have 10 teams signed up, and enough free agents to cover two more teams. Please form two more teams ASAP. 3. J...
by Judson Laipply
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 6489

Re: CO Matchmaking

Now that we know when and where CO will be, the plebeians can start forming teams and writing packets. I'm looking for some teammates. I'm not good at anything, but can one-clue tossups on "Miss America." I write questions for a living so I'm comfortable writing a packet fast. I'll try not to pass ...
by Judson Laipply
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4559

Re: DATE POLL: Chicago Open

Sure would be nice to know if I’m able to play this tournament in time to write a packet for it.
by Judson Laipply
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 10592

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

Courtesy of Matt: Teams may not object to the specific replacement question which gets read unless it is an exact repeat (See C.13). (In particular, players have no basis for expecting that a replacement question be from the same category as a question which was thrown out, or for expecting that th...
by Judson Laipply
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)
Replies: 33
Views: 10592

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ JHU (3/9/19)

FYI to future tournament directors, if you are replacing a physics tossup, use a physics tossup.

If you don’t have a physics tossup, use some other science tossup.

If you don’t have some other science tossup, apologize to the teams and yell at the editors before sending some other question.
by Judson Laipply
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DATE POLL: Chicago Open
Replies: 6
Views: 4559

Re: DATE POLL: Chicago Open

Am i the only one who’s going to graduate between July 20 and August 2?

I guess I’ll play anyway but I should be writing/editing my thesis then.
by Judson Laipply
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The D-value SOS calculation is broken
Replies: 17
Views: 8872

Re: The D-value SOS calculation is broken

Nearly a year has passed since Ryan's original post in this thread, and this year's SCT is fast approaching. Have any steps been taken to tweak the strength-of-schedule metric in the D-value calculation, in response to the flaws that Ryan demonstrated? Doubly noted. As someone who has been personal...
by Judson Laipply
Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)
Replies: 8
Views: 4461

Re: John Charles Daly Mirror at WUSTL (6/30/18)

Five days out from the date of the tournament, it would be nice to know if there is more interest in this tournament than the 3 free agents in the google doc.
by Judson Laipply
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20996

Re: Boston Summer Open I

wcheng wrote:I'd be completely unable to attend this tournament if it was moved to any later of a date, so I'm hoping it can stay where it is.

I can also only attend this date and have already booked travel for this date.
by Judson Laipply
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 20996

Re: Boston Summer Open I

If anyone is interested in going to Fenway Sunday night (8PM*) to see the Yankees play the Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball, DM me. It looks like there are still some reasonably priced tickets available directly through the red sox website. *Assuming that there won't actually be any side events runn...
by Judson Laipply
Mon May 14, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 30870

Re: Players Choice Awards

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I’m aware we are the big evil cabal, but as far as I know there’s still only one Chicago institution.
by Judson Laipply
Mon May 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2019 - Weekend of August 3rd
Replies: 98
Views: 55909

Re: Chicago Open 2018 - July 21st weekend

I emailed you a while back to register my team (Tamara Vardomskaya, Mike Cheyne, Sam Bailey, and me) for the tournament. Did you get the registration? It appears that we are not included in the field in the first post.
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48118

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Now that I can access the "color" question from Editors one, I can confirm my suspicion that the first two clues are nearly unbuzzable and if you do buzz on them you are either a) the Eric Weisstein's world of astronomy page that the clue was taken from or b) about to neg with "Infrared" because in...
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48118

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Now that I can access the "color" question from Editors one, I can confirm my suspicion that the first two clues are nearly unbuzzable and if you do buzz on them you are either a) the Eric Weisstein's world of astronomy page that the clue was taken from or b) about to neg with "Infrared" because inf...
by Judson Laipply
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 30870

Re: Players Choice Awards

Shameless Chicago promotion time: Matthew Lehmann and Luke Tierney are both freshmen who scored over 20 PPG in the ACF Nationals top bracket and led their team to it's first top 10 finish in at least the last 5 years (and probably more than that). If they aren't both in your ballot for rookie of the...
by Judson Laipply
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48118

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

For the jazz, I did my best to be innovative, including writing on things like jazz practice (the bonus on fake books) and education (the bonus part on Stan Kenton). As a former, and hopefully future, jazz musician, this was noticed and appreciated although our team did not get to answer either bon...
by Judson Laipply
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 15421

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Researchers in 2007 observed the effect of sudden changes in this variable in the upregulation of alpha crystallins, or sHSPs, in the eggs of zebrafish. Saccharomyces mutants sensitive to this variable were used by Hartwell to figure out the role of cyclins in cell division. This variable is observ...
by Judson Laipply
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 12261

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

It would necessitate rewriting a bunch of clues and the answerline, but "this variable" or "these reaction conditions" might work better. I hate tossups using “this variable” in bio and reaction chem since that immediately narrows it to an answer space of 3 or 4. “These reaction conditions” might b...
by Judson Laipply
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 6835

Re: CMST: General Discussion

I should also note that while Aseem claims that the balance of the other science was due to some form of mistake, I think the balance of the other science was better than any tournament I've played in a while. Math doesn't really deserve to have one or even more than one question per packet and I do...