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by castrioti
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

I would be delighted to play and appreciate the hard work on what I think is an underrepresented subject in quizbowl. I just wanted to ask: are there powers and/or superpowers on this set? I've gone back and forth on this idea, and haven't decided yet. Once I have every question finished and edited...
by castrioti
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

Absolutely. I will post them Sunday night, one from each difficulty level. I will also likely be in a position to do a scrimmage round or something like it by mid-March. I am editing continent-by-continent / sea-by-sea, work full overtime and have a family, thus the slow-burn approach to this. Here...
by castrioti
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

vishalsareddy wrote: Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:08 pm Would high schoolers be allowed to play this (assuming it's online and not in-person at a collegiate tournament)?
Yes. I will turn away no one.
by castrioti
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

Would it be possible to post a couple of sample questions? Absolutely. I will post them Sunday night, one from each difficulty level. I will also likely be in a position to do a scrimmage round or something like it by mid-March. I am editing continent-by-continent / sea-by-sea, work full overtime a...
by castrioti
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 28
Views: 2837

The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

I am gauging interest in the format, location and timing for an open level geography tournament. The tournament will be called The Geography Front. I started writing this tournament in 2007, but then entropy happened, life happened, and the set was lost. I found it again last May, and over the cours...
by castrioti
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 23911

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

It appears that my attempts to produce a quality set of physics questions has ended in disaster once again. I chose to help Eric and Gautam out because it seemed that no one better wanted to. I believed I could do it based on Seth's and Jerry's suggestions from a year ago and and an improved databas...
by castrioti
Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 23911

Re: Chicago Open 2009 Discussion

Since I have the set of blind tossups I wrote in front of me: Physics Tossups Thevenin's Theorem Liouville's Theorem Einstein's Field Equations neutrino oscillations dispersion Aharonov-Bohm effect albedo Type II Superconductivity Langmuir Waves ferrimagnetism (extra) Lyman effect (extra) Auger effe...
by castrioti
Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF nationals discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 15183

Re: ACF nationals discussion

I wrote the following physics tossups for ACF Nationals: Glashow-Weinberg-Salam interferometer Reissner-Nordstrom vorticity Wigner Energy Ranking these from most difficult (in my mind) to least, they would have been: Wigner, Reissner-Nordstrom, Glashow-Weinberg-Salam, interferometer and vorticity. M...
by castrioti
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 19080

In my opinion, if you're going to write physical geography questions, don't write them on specific mountains, rivers, lakes, etc; rather, write them on non-specific physical features of the Earth. Careful; if we put this into practice, especially along the lines of underlying processes then what we...
by castrioti
Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 19080

By the way: While I know "geography" is an academic discipline, I can't imagine that it has much in common with the tossups on rivers, mountains, and countries which fill up the geography distribution at qb tournaments. You're exactly right here. You're also right that it doesn't need to ...
by castrioti
Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 19080

My own opinions stand thus: I do not believe that there is a problem with geography remaining a part of the ACF distribution. 1/1, or 0/1 or 1/0 is fine. To answer my own questions: N1: I believe that geography is important as an academic discipline because it attempts to understand patterns of huma...
by castrioti
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 19080

geography

Greetings, I've done a search of these fora for geography discussion, and can't seem to find much actual discussion on the boards specific to the unimportance or importance of the subject in collegiate QB. I've heard a lot of groaning at tournaments (especially NAQT) about how much of it there is, b...
by castrioti
Sat Oct 15, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brief results--Hoover Invitational
Replies: 8
Views: 4419

Brief results--Hoover Invitational

The Hoover Invitational Tournament (ASCA format) was held today at Hoover High School in Alabama. Here are brief results (for those who don't/can't read the ASCA website): Varsity Division (3 pools, round robin, followed by playoffs) 1: ASFA 2: Brindlee Mountain 3: Indian Springs Also in the top 5, ...
by castrioti
Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: singles poll
Replies: 4
Views: 3485

singles poll

Since people are talking about various singles formats, and my history singles idea has been getting a much cooler reception than I anticipated, I thought I'd try posting this poll. I don't mean it to be binding for myself or anyone else, I'll likely simply continue cranking out history questions be...
by castrioti
Mon May 16, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 05 discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 20198

setht wrote: History singles: Is this happening? I was half-expecting to get this done by this summer, but much of my effort has been directed other projects, such as trying (and as yet failing) to gain my humble masters degree while not in-residence. And, since 1: at the time I was deciding yea or ...
by castrioti
Mon Feb 23, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Prognostication Time
Replies: 100
Views: 72331

Well, for a lot of the teams that declined, there's a closer national tournament (being held at Maryland a week later). Also, $195 may neither be here nor there after you've paid airfare, but since a lot of schools tend to fund entry fees, but not travel, and entry fees are typically on the order of...