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by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash Mirror at Valencia 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Chicago Open Trash Mirror at Valencia 2022

Howdy! I'll be hosting an open mirror of CO Trash at Valencia College's West Campus on Sunday, August 28, 2022. The registration fee is $60/team. As I'm aware that many folks will need to drive home for Monday morning work, we're likely to begin rounds at 9:30 a.m. and to have a pretty short (around...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jun 30, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NASAT and CO Trash Mirrors at Valencia: August 27-28, 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 156

NASAT and CO Trash Mirrors at Valencia: August 27-28, 2022

Howdy all! Valencia College will host mirrors of the IQBT NASAT set and Chicago Open Trash on Saturday, August 27, and Sunday, August 28. These are both open to any and all comers. Matches will be held at Valencia's West Campus in Building 9 (if you've ever played anything at Valencia, this is the u...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sat May 14, 2022 6:10 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Britannica's Battle of the Brains
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Britannica's Battle of the Brains

"Who wrote the short story 'Paul's Case'?"
Dang, that IS convoluted!
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Undergraduate Championship Interest Poll
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: Undergraduate Championship Interest Poll

This is an interesting idea, John, but I have two questions: If it were created, would this tournament be run under the auspices of ACF or NAQT, or would it be an entirely separate enterprise? Would this tournament's existence obviate the UG title from ICT or ACF Nats? Would these teams still have t...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: DRAMA Musical Theater Set Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Re: DRAMA Musical Theater Set Announcement

Jordan, thank you so much for memorializing Darrell in this way. His death was a huge loss for the Florida CC circuit generally and for me personally. Darrell was my friend, fellow coach, and sometimes trash teammate since 2005. It's fantastic that you'd write a set about something so important to h...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Mar 02, 2022 11:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award: congratulations Matt Jackson and Chris Borglum!
Replies: 6
Views: 2151

Re: 2022 Carper Award: congratulations Matt Jackson and Chris Borglum!

I prefer "whippersnapper," Mike, but thanks for the kind words, and thanks to those former Carper winners who thought I was worthy of joining their ranks. Congratulations to Matt, who is an impressive person to be recognized with. I know it's customary to say that one is "humbled"...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Some Thoughts on Bonuses
Replies: 35
Views: 5126

Re: Some Thoughts on Bonuses

This is an interesting thread, and I'm enjoying the discourse! I wanted to comment on the hypothetical Gordimer bonus and Paul's assertion that throwing the word "apartheid" into the last part when asking for her nationality dilutes the "literature-ness" of a literature bonus. Th...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Mixed Zoom/In-Person Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Mixed Zoom/In-Person Practice

Thanks for the suggestions, all!
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Mixed Zoom/In-Person Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Mixed Zoom/In-Person Practice

That's helpful advice, Tracy, thanks! And it's very interesting y'all did it for an actual tournament. That's something we considered and decided against for our own Florida-only, state CC tournament this March, but considering the current Omicron surge, we may have to reconsider, as some schools ma...
by ValenciaQBowl
Wed Jan 05, 2022 2:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Mixed Zoom/In-Person Practice
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Mixed Zoom/In-Person Practice

Has anyone tried running practices in person while also having some players participate on Zoom? At Valencia, considering we pull students from seven campuses around the Orlando metro area, it's tough for all players to make it to an on-campus practice. I tried a mixed practice once late in fall ter...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 3 Online: Sunday, December 5
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

Re: Super ACRONYM 3 Online: Sunday, December 5

Update: If you're in Group 4, Round 1 got started at around 10:35, so games will be pretty late till lunch, presumably.
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Nov 29, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM 3 Online: Sunday, December 5
Replies: 11
Views: 3454

Re: Super ACRONYM 3 Online: Sunday, December 5

It's really getting to be time to know when this is going to start and, as Mike asked, if we need to do anything other than put our names on the spreadsheet to be registered. I'm going to be driving home three hours Sunday morning and definitely need to know what time I've got to be in front of my c...
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Nov 15, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TELEOLOGY: a hard hybrid side event (available now)
Replies: 11
Views: 4748

Re: TELEOLOGY: a hard hybrid side event (available now)

Here Chris, there's one next month.
Zoinks! Thank you, Henry, for actually flipping to the next page of announcements for me!
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Nov 15, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TELEOLOGY: a hard hybrid side event (available now)
Replies: 11
Views: 4748

Re: TELEOLOGY: a hard hybrid side event (available now)

I eagerly await an announcement about a stand-alone online version and hope a bunch of better players will let me join them for it.
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Nov 14, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 NAQT SCT: February 5
Replies: 12
Views: 4939

Re: 2022 NAQT SCT: weekend of February 4-6

Will there be onsite options available for community college SCTs?
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Name Changes
Replies: 4
Views: 1774

Re: Name Changes

I understand the player pool for community college quiz bowl is very different from high school and university pools, so when writing Delta Burke I often don't include a lot of alternate acceptable name answers, as the likelihood of any of our players giving one of those is so low that the time cost...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Aug 22, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)
Replies: 32
Views: 6962

Re: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2021)

I can read for this if needed, but I don't have a laptop so probably can't do online scoresheets if those are being used (or need tutorial).
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread
Replies: 47
Views: 5601

Re: WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING: 2021 CO Travel thread

I'll be traveling solo to CO for the first time in my now-20 visits. I've got a book, but if anyone wants to meet up for a beer and some packet reading or chatter about Florida House Bill 233 , I'll be at Smylie Brothers Brewing in Evanston around 6-6:30 p.m. FRIDAY for a couple hours (at least!). E...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: LIBERACE - A Rock Audio Tournament (March 27-April 7)
Replies: 17
Views: 5152

Re: LIBERACE - A Rock Audio Tournament (March 27-April 7)

I know Noah and the team are working through some bugs to get the final results for LIBERACE out, but there's no reason to wait to say that this was FANTASTIC. As was true for PAVEMENT and MARCATO, the QBLITZ interface and functionality is just great, but for me personally I enjoyed this audio tourn...
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delta Burke HS Open Mirror [March 28, 2021]
Replies: 2
Views: 2644

Re: Delta Burke HS Open Mirror [March 28, 2021]

Thanks to Arjun and all his staff for running a competition on the 2020 Delta Burke set. I hope everyone enjoyed the questions. Perhaps not surprisingly, it looks like the HS players in this tournament scored better than both the teams at my CC iteration and the novice university teams in the Ohio S...
by ValenciaQBowl
Sun Mar 14, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Delta Burke at Ohio State University (3/13/2021)
Replies: 5
Views: 2111

Re: 2021 Delta Burke at Ohio State University (3/13/2021)

Thanks to Sam and all his staff for running a competition on the 2020 Delta Burke set. I hope everyone enjoyed the questions. I've requested a private discussion forum, and when that exists I'll announce it here. In the meantime, if you have anything you're itching to share about the set or any spec...
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TELEOLOGY: a hard hybrid side event (available now)
Replies: 11
Views: 4748

Re: TELEOLOGY: a hard hybrid side event (late 2021)

Maybe a little too much science, but sounds like fun!
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: 1254

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: 1610

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: 25
Views: 6493

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: 1254

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: 1546

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: 3876

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: 31
Views: 9704

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: 5132

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: 175
Views: 120733

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: 5132

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: 1380

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: 1380

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: 1380

(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: 3747

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
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Actual 2019 DB General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Actual 2019 DB General Discussion

Huh, I went to look up that question, Arthur, smug in my certitude that I would've included no such prompt, but obviously you're right! The question instruction directs the mod to prompt on "Australia" till "Dutch settlers" are mentioned, which indeed seems overly (and bizarrely)...
by ValenciaQBowl
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 52
Views: 18852

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
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Actual 2019 DB General Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Actual 2019 DB General Discussion

Hey, I know some of you from the June 6 (2020) HS mirror have been added to this forum, and I hope you'll feel free to offer any thoughts on the questions. I'd love to know how the questions worked (or didn't!) for HS players. As always, I'm open to both constructive and destructive criticism.
by ValenciaQBowl
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: Forward-Thinking Trash Tournament Seeking Writers
Replies: 15
Views: 3828

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: 17033

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: College area archives
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 5131

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: College area archives
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Online Mirror (Signup + Poll About Format)
Replies: 18
Views: 5131

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: 25252

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: 4772

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
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3039

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open: Specific Question Discussion

They probably have science players, Kai.
by ValenciaQBowl
Mon Feb 24, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 Terrapin Open: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 3039

Re: 2020 Terrapin Open: Specific Question Discussion

SU(3) being associated with QCD is relatively well known, even by non-science players.
No.
by ValenciaQBowl
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 17645

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: 3450

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: 3450

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

Aaargh, bring them kids for a third team! Byes, sigh.