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by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2020 Available for Mirrors in 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Delta Burke 2020 Available for Mirrors in 2021

I'm authorizing Ohio State to invite teams from anywhere who want to play the Delta Burke set in a novice tournament. I figure that anyone who really wanted to host a mirror would've done so by now. But do let me know if that's not correct.
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Stony Brook Scrimmages
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: Stony Brook Scrimmages

Hi, Jade!

My Valencia team could use some tough scrimmages to get ready for the CCCT on February 27. I e-mailed with some ideas about when and how. Cheers!
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament
Replies: 23
Views: 2789

Re: BUMPY iii - A Visual Film Tournament

Add me to the list of folks who are very interested in playing this (and paying for it!) if another mirror is added.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Delta Burke 2020 Available for Mirrors in 2021
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Delta Burke 2020 Available for Mirrors in 2021

Howdy! So I kind of just never got around to making a Delta Burke 2020 announcement here in fall of 2020, but we wrote it and used it for our usual Florida CC tournament. I've got nine rounds of primo collegiate novice questions, with really only very small amounts of Republican bashing and scatolog...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 16, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Scattergories 5 (Summer 2021)
Replies: 6
Views: 769

Re: Scattergories 5 (Summer 2021)

It's the most wonderful time of the year!
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Wider camera requirements for online quiz bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 2452

Re: Wider camera requirements for online quiz bowl

My second point is that requirements to keep one hand visible are difficult to enforce and annoying for players to abide by. I'm not sure that enforcing a rule that players have to have one hand visible is any harder to enforce than the tech set ups being described above. I'm obviously not going to...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)
Replies: 29
Views: 5536

Re: PAveMEnT: A Remote Cooperation Audio Tournament (Winter 2020)

Huh, FWIW I used Firefox and everything worked fine.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Nov 15, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3112

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20

These questions were excellent, and I really enjoyed playing this tournament. Thanks to Erik and the writing team and to the very good readers we had today!
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 174
Views: 103295

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

I tried looking through this thread to see if there were any instructions for resetting a password. I have my username, but have forgotten my password, and if I try to re-register, I'm told my e-mail address is in use, so I'm out of luck. Any ideas? EDIT: So of course I just re-registered using a du...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Oct 11, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - 11/15/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3112

Re: ACRO-Demia Online Tournament - Weekend of 11/14/20

If this happens on the Sunday, I'll be happy to flail about on a team.
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: (No Longer) Seeking Science Writers for Delta Burke
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Seeking Science Writers for Delta Burke

I've got enough science writers now, so I'm no longer seeking. However, if you're still interested, I'll likely need to hire out for some science questions for the Florida College System Activities Association Regional and State tournaments scheduled (tentatively) for early February and late March, ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: (No Longer) Seeking Science Writers for Delta Burke
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Re: Seeking Science Writers for Delta Burke

I'm pleased to say that I've already gotten commitments for all of the biology, and about 15+/25 of the chemistry, physics, and other. If you're reading this and would like to write around 10/7, please contact me at the e-mail address listed in the above post.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: (No Longer) Seeking Science Writers for Delta Burke
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

(No Longer) Seeking Science Writers for Delta Burke

Howdy! So I'm looking for some young writers looking to make a name for themselves on these tough quiz bowl streets (or more experienced writers who are bored and/or who want to make some dough) by writing some novice-level science questions. I'm planning to scale back Delta Burke to just ten rounds...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999
Replies: 11
Views: 1754

Re: Archive of Maryland's MAQT website as of 1999

I wanna see you kids try to buzz in on this toss-up opener presented in a question in the third link above:

"Class Mammalia consists of nineteen separate orders."

I remember those days.
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 48
Views: 11050

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

At Valencia practices, I almost always have "steals" as bonus parts in effect, as it's a good way to ensure players stay engaged and learn stuff when the other team is answering a bonus. Or sometimes, if one team is significantly better, I only allow the weaker team to steal. It doesn't ta...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 2120

Re: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers

There will be 1 question per packet in the category of "Southern, rural, or blue-collar interest"
Hmm, I guess I get the first two modifiers there, but what exactly is culture of "blue-collar interest"?
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed May 27, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11790

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

I don't imagine this post will be popular, but for fully online tournaments are lunch/dinner breaks really necessary? I've played in four full-day tournaments now, and all of them had a 45 minute or hour lunch break, which seems unnecessary when one is probably just going to the fridge and making a ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

This tournament ran very well, and the moderators my team heard were all very good, even Aayush. I'm glad it ran without bonuses. Thanks to all the writers and staffers!
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)

Yeah, I'll adamantly second Conor's post above. I've only played three Discord tournaments, but the first two included bonuses and had rounds that ranged from 40 minutes (with a fast, clear reader) to nearly an hour. That means lots of waiting after you're in a fast round or rushing to play if you'r...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 16602

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

This has been an interesting discussion. I wonder if a possible palliative to the concerns about graduate students beating on UG players (regardless of whether one thinks this is really an issue or not) would be for NAQT to cap the number of years one can play ICT. For instance, a cap of five or six...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: ICT Side Events

I think that's a good plan, Mike. I'd rather find a space for those interested in the film questions and just read to all rather than worrying about teams and a schedule. I'll be with my own Valencia team seeing Chicago sights during the day, so maybe starting around 9 pm or something would be good....
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 16580

Re: FLopen 2020

I'll play, but only because you included a pronunciation guide for FLopen.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)

Ah, I hope that's right, Chandler! It'll also be fun to play more teams and avoid a triple RR. See you there!
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)

Aaargh, bring them kids for a third team! Byes, sigh.
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 3095

Re: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

I think this is a swell idea and hope that some set takes it up soon. Heck, I'll start by saying I'll use it for Delta Burke next year (actually a good tournament for such indicators, as when the set is mirrored for university teams I often get feedback that too many bonuses have two easy parts, an ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)

Cool, thanks for the update, Tejas. I'm hearing that UF may bring 2-3 teams, so let's hope it's three, as that could get us to six teams.

PS--I'll have a good wireless buzzer with me.
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 2695

Re: Terrapin Open @ GT (2/22/2020)

Howdy! So what's the status of this tournament? I'm looking forward to playing but maybe not as excited about a quadruple RR or something.
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4753

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

SCT doesn't use the timer Wait, really??? Never actually having gone to one of those (the D2 set is used for CCCT, so no-go for me), I didn't know that. Crazy. In previous discussions of this, I've argued that I think the clock is good, but I'd be completely fine with increasing to 12- or 13-minute...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4753

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

I like the idea of a consistent three-second count for everything but bonuses; that makes it easier for moderators, especially new ones, to keep things straight. On a separate timing issue, I've been arguing for years that 11-minute halves (instead of the current ten) should be used for CC SCTs and ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Feb 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: ICT Side Events

Yup! You can read another room if we break it out!
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: ICT Side Events

If enough folks want to play Sean's "Questions on Cinema," I'd be open to doing it either Friday night (at 8:30 or later) or Saturday after the ICT is over. If it's that Saturday, however, it would probably be after a dinner break, as I hope/expect to have my Valencia team with me and to w...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3661

Re: ICT Side Events

Should we finally consider using the five rounds of 20-tossup packets of film questions by former Valencia player Sean Platzer? I reckon that would only take 90 minutes or so if run as a shootout, a little longer with duo teams or something. Whatever! It's done and ready if people think that would b...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 20
Views: 3818

Re: Notable Buzzers

When I started coaching in the 90s, most teams had a Quik Pro connected by telephone plugs, and there were some coaches who carried around equipment and parts so that they could replace the plug at the end of the cord when the plastic tab broke off. Other teams just taped the cords into the plug to...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke mirror 1/18/20 on Discord (not open)
Replies: 5
Views: 1398

Re: Delta Burke mirror 1/18/20 on Discord (not open)

I'm excited that the set will get to be used out west; thanks to Colin for organizing this!

I'm going to see if I can be free to moderate, though I see that there's already a good list of folks willing to do so: thanks to y'all, too!
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 2567

Re: Fall Open Online Mirror (Dec. 7, 2019)

Good morning! It's 9:51 am and our discord invite in the e-mail Aseem sent is directing us to a page that says "Invite Invalid." Please let us know what we need to do. Thanks!
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should I quit quizbowl?
Replies: 8
Views: 3424

Re: Should I quit quizbowl?

I think the third of your "Arguments Against" makes the most compelling point in your post: if you enjoy quiz bowl--that is, if you enjoy going to practice, being around teammates, and going on trips--then there's little reason not to continue with it, at least for the near term. I coach a...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2019 (Mirrors Available!)
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Re: Delta Burke 2019 (Mirrors Available!)

So this happened and a fine time was had by all. Congrats to Northwest Florida State College A for going 10-0 and clearing the field. (Note: that team comprises dual-enrolled HS players who will, alas, be choosing to play HS nationals rather than CCCT). Chipola Blue was second and Chipola Gold third...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What's the State of the College Game?
Replies: 12
Views: 5556

Re: What's the State of the College Game?

So I think this anecdote might be relevant. At Valencia this fall I have a new player who was at a state university that finished in the top 20 of D1 at ICT (not my alma mater! Find your Pierre Delecto!) and attended 4-5 practices last fall (so fall of 2018). First, let me emphasize that this studen...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New community college team
Replies: 11
Views: 8742

Re: New community college team

Demos of the game of any type work really well for me. I get people each year just by setting up in a public space (a plaza or quad or busy walkway) with the buzzers and getting folks to stop by. The buzzers themselves are actually quite a draw, as kids (well, kids to me) want to play with them. But...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New community college team
Replies: 11
Views: 8742

Re: New community college team

Good work, Colin! I think brand-new players would have a pretty hard time coaching themselves and getting better, though if they're motivated they could get by. I think if you were able to go down there once a week for even two-three weeks you could model how to learn from reading practice packets, ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)

Daaaaaamn, Anthony is incredible at film questions, as I saw first-hand in August when he whipped me on most of the film distribution at The Unanswered Question mirror. Impressive to put up those kinds of points on Taylor. Congrats!

PS--Hahahaha Jonathen Settle
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 15606

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

That's just because you're old, Chris Borglum!
Hmm, if your answers mostly indicate your music taste, looks like you may be catching up!
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 15606

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

After the online mirror, I'll have some comments on some of the questions; I reckon we can use this thread for minor discussion, as I don't suspect there will be a huge amount? I will single out Taylor Harvey's and Mike Cheyne's packets as particularly good for me, by which I mean they were good tos...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2019 (Mirrors Available!)
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

Delta Burke 2019 (Mirrors Available!)

This year's Delta Burke tournament at Valencia College in The City Beautiful, Orlando, Florida, will be held on Friday, November 8, and Saturday, November 9, for community college teams. My Florida CC colleagues will all hear much more details about that iteration of the tournament directly, but if ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New community college team
Replies: 11
Views: 8742

Re: New community college team

Hey, Colin! I'm glad you're getting a CC team going in the Northwest. There are plenty of big differences between the university circuit and the CC circuit. To wit: I imagine that the fact that students are usually present for just two years presents a challenge (less time to develop them). --Hahaha...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 23617

Re: Best Film Player

Ugh, since none of you punks is ever going to mention me, I'm going to have to. I saw The Star Wars in the theater in 1977.
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/21/19)

Weeeeeak. That's going to cut 8-10 registrations for the UF tournament. Bummer.
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2851

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/21/19)

Hey, Zach! Do you know what NAQT Invitational Series sets will overlap with the Collegiate Novice set? This will be important to community college teams who want to attend your event, as College of Central Florida will be using some IS set in late October. But maybe this is a question for some NAQT ...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1897

Re: NASAT Mirror at Valencia: August 10, 2019

Yeah, I cleared those files and re-uploaded and it still isn't working. I guess I'll try deleting the whole tournament entry and then re-trying, but I'm open to ideas. But I reckon I should announce that a team of Tracy Mirkin, Alex Shaw, Leo Law, and Zach Knecht went undefeated to win the Valencia ...