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by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open (Please Vote for Date in Poll)
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: 2020 Chicago Open (Please Vote for Date in Poll)

We're narrowing the final date options to the two July dates. If you haven't voted yet, please vote in the poll!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Open (Spring 2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 528

Re: Illinois Open (Spring 2021)

Excited to see the revival of this tournament and the continued efforts to experiment at the highest levels of the game.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JORDU: A Jazz Side Event (Summer 2020)
Replies: 11
Views: 809

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

my Playlist for writing CO has already changed
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?

Would people be interested in having CO with bouncebacks? If we stick to our planned length caps then I think it will be feasible.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?
Replies: 15
Views: 1624

Re: Should quizbowl reform the three-part bonus?

Personally I'm always in favor of bouncebacks. If bonus and tossup length can be consistently limited well then I think they work well at most tournaments.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 14
Views: 1660

Re: CO Matchmaking

Popping in here to say that, like last years editors, we are really hoping to control this CO well and make it appeal to a wide audience. This should be not be a tournament for the faint of heart, but we also don't want it to crush your soul. I'd love for this to be the biggest CO ever if we can mak...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open (Please Vote for Date in Poll)
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: 2020 Chicago Open (Please Vote for Date in Poll)

I've added a team formation spreadsheet with columns for staff and free agents. If you have formed a team please list it ASAP - I would rather existing teams not be shadowy about it.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)

This tournament will be postponed until the fall of 2020 at the earliest.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 5082

Re: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2020)

This tournament will be postponed until the summer of 2021.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open (Please Vote for Date in Poll)
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

2020 Chicago Open (Please Vote for Date in Poll)

I am honored to announce the 2020 edition of Chicago Open , which will take place this summer at a location to be determined (likely Northwestern again) on a date to be determined (please vote in the poll)! TOURNAMENT PRODUCTION TEAM I will be serving as head editor of this tournament. Ike Jose will...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

Our editing team has been finalized. I will be announcing the tournament shortly.

Please contact me via DM or email if you would like to contribute freelance!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

Approaching? What categories does that not cover? Should've clarified: Joseph and Evan volunteered to contribute, not edit, so the set needs another lit or arts editor and an RMPSS editor (and/or, I suppose, another history editor0. We have another lit editor secured, in addition to someone who has...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?
Replies: 9
Views: 1114

Re: Who has two thumbs and wants to edit CO?

https://biblehub.com/isaiah/6-8.htm shall I head once more unto the breach? and who shall join me? (EDIT to be clear, I am officially volunteering to head edit - this is something I've wanted to do and it seems like now is the greatest time of need. I have to work out a commitment or two, but I'm pr...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 5082

Re: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2020)

Itamar Naveh-Benjamin has joined this project as a playtester and potential contributor - we're very excited to have him on board!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 7238

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

I feel like it's worth stating publicly that I did float the idea of forming some sort of solidarity pact with other mirror sites to either not mirror the tournament, or to get the question set (with the intention of paying Maryland were we to make such an acquisition). This was not exactly sightly ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 7238

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

The only compromise which I think is reasonable and workable at this point is to have the tournament hosted at another school in New York. Hosting in a city other than New York is, for reasons explained above, an incredibly stupid decision. (Columbia fielding four house teams may have been a factor ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 7238

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

I was informed today that Columbia apparently won't be allowed to host a mirror of this tournament anymore (contrary to earlier communication we had received) because we are "too close" to UMD. Considering that New York was previously the site of mirrors of CMST and George Oppen at the same time as ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin Open @ New York (Will Always Live On In Our Hearts)
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Terrapin Open @ New York (Will Always Live On In Our Hearts)

I'm pleased to announce that Columbia will be hosting a mirror of Terrapin Open on February 29th, 2020. More information about this tournament can be found here . If you're interested in playing, please put your team name and player roster on this spreadsheet . To register, email me with the followi...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 7238

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

Super excited to play this next semester! Are there any updates on sites - in particular, has the UMD site been confirmed for February 22nd?
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Guerilla Social Science (HSNCT/Pace/Summer Side Event)

Note that packet submission isn't mandatory, it just lets you play for free.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Guerilla Social Science (Terrapin Open Side Event)

Hey folks - an update on this. I'm not sure it's going to be reasonable for me to try to make this work for Terrapin, given the current lack of people interested in submitting. I'd like to make this happen, but perhaps it's not reasonable to ask for people to submit to this at the same time as they ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Guerilla Social Science (Terrapin Open Side Event)

Mike Bentley wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:30 pm
I might be able to contribute a few questions but don't have time to write a full packet. Email me if you want to collaborate. Which I guess goes against the spirit of the rules here but this is a guerilla tournament after all.
Collaboration is encouraged!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Re: Guerilla Social Science (Terrapin Open Side Event)

Bumping to encourage more people to sign up - I'd like to start writing soon and want to have some confidence that there will be enough submissions to work with.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8916

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Yeah, I'm not going to pretend that I'm not disappointed by what happened - we played extremely well and were unfairly denied a chance to play a final despite the tournament finishing at a very reasonable time of 6pm. I get NYU's reasoning for choosing to not have one originally, as the plan was a 1...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: ACF Statistics Database
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: ACF Statistics Database

Minor thing - the statistics seem to be counting tiebreaker games as full games for PPG purposes (i.e. Columbia 2019 is counted as playing 17 games, but it played only 16 games worth of tossups).
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament Discord Playtest Mirror [December 21, 2019]
Replies: 3
Views: 4468

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament Discord Playtest Mirror [December 21, 2019]

In the event that Rutgers is unable to move its mirror, I will be playing this online mirror instead. Happy to play with anyone, prefer teammates who know Anglo lit and/or bio/chem.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

I think Ophir, Andrew, and Jonathan make persuasive arguments for the community value of packet submission - when you see that a packet is "Michigan A" then you know the Michigan team contributed to the packet and that helps institutionalize things in a way that's difficult to put a value on. ACF is...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8916

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Columbia B is still looking for interested free agents!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

You don't have to "graduate" from it, but the idea is that after two years, you at least have sufficient experience to try writing for it. But empirically most of these submissions are unusable, sometimes due to repeats, but often because people either don't have the skills or don't have the motiva...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

All of the above discussion conveniently and intellectually dishonestly ignores that a large chunk of the ACF Fall audience does not need to write a packet. To quote from the announcement for this year's tournament: Any team with at least two people on it who played a regular, collegiate , academic...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4049

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I felt that the Hanukkah tossup was way too easy with the lead-in. Anyone who went to Hebrew School at any point could first-line it. Given Judaism is still something of a minority religion in the US, this doesn't seem like a huge problem, aside from the fact that a good share of quiz bowlers are J...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

Assuming tournaments like Michigan Winter and Longhorn Invitational don't dramatically overshoot their target difficulties, I feel like this year has a fairly substantial offering of tournaments of "two-star" difficulty and below: Collegiate Novice ACF Fall Delta Burke D2 SCT SUN EFT MWT LIT D2 ICT ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 3707

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

1. Decrease the size of submissions. For a team of new writers, 12/12 is a lot ... the burden could be significantly lessened by reducing the submission size to 6/6 (or even 4/4). I can't add much to add to the overall discussion, but I wanted to say this seems like a great idea. There certainly mu...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 4049

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I was surprised by the classification of the Native American lit bonus as well, and I think the impact of this sort of subdistributing is often overlooked. Categories like "American Literature" are socially constructed, and their boundaries are determined by the questions we choose to put in them. ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8916

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

"Columbia B+" has an open slot - message me if you're interested in playing with them
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1550

Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

I'm a bit concerned about the timing of this tournament - to my understanding, SCT is February 8th and UMD is tentatively planning to mirror Terrapin Open on February 22nd. I'd love to play this tournament in person, but three weekends of quizbowl in a row is a pretty big ask during the school year....
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Call for 2020 CO Editors
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Re: Call for 2020 CO Editors

I'll admit to being one of those people who formed a team early, and I'll admit to this not being a productive decision, to take people out of the pool so early. Since the other major event over CO weekend this year is one I'm not interested in playing, I'd be fine not going to CO. I'm very burned o...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA: Don't Write For PACE
Replies: 15
Views: 8389

Re: PSA: Don't Write For PACE

Will was nominated for the second round of voting, and in the interim between that nomination and the start of voting, Will made the initial post in this thread. I also did not make any commentary on who should be admitted into PACE as a member. Ah, interesting, my request to withdraw my nomination...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 12213

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

The King's Flight to the Scots wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:50 pm
When we say "British" history in our distribution, we mean "British Isles/Canada/Australia/New Zealand," following the usual quizbowl convention. We realize this could be made more explicit and we're updating the website accordingly.
Awesome, thanks for the clarification!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 12213

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

I'll also take this opportunity to plug the new ACF distribution page , which has the distributions for Fall, Regionals, and Nationals in one place, along with handy explanations of what goes in which category and how categories should be sub-distributed. Nitpicky, but is there a reason that Britis...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8916

Re: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

I'm interested in playing Reel Knowledge and getting thoroughly humbled by better players
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)
Replies: 8
Views: 3477

Guerilla Social Science (Fall 2020)

Building on the success of last year's Guerilla History, I'm organizing a Guerilla Social Science tournament. I'll be doing the light editing and powermarking for this set and writing two or three editors' packets, possibly with the help of one of my Columbia teammates. This tournament is designed t...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 8760

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2019

Wanted to thank the Penn team for running this tournament very well. We finished the finals at a very reasonable time and the games went very smoothly. Was an absolute pleasure.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2021)
Replies: 3
Views: 5082

Age of Empires 2 (Summer 2021)

I'm pleased to announce Age of Empires 2 , a side event that will be available in the summer of 2021 by Chicago Open. This tournament's subject material will cover the period between 500 and 1500 A.D. in keeping with the focus of its namesake computer game. It will be heavy on history due to the tim...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How do you put Quiz Bowl on a resume?
Replies: 9
Views: 4898

Re: How do you put Quiz Bowl on a resume?

If people want to see what quizbowl looks like on a resume, feel free to look at mine below. Despite being forced into the lame Columbia format, it at least has the advantaged of having been reviewed by a bunch of career professionals and advisors from a business school, so it's probably a decent mo...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Plea for No More Excuses
Replies: 11
Views: 5177

Re: A Plea for No More Excuses

I do feel as if the tenor of this post, mostly in the way that it addresses mental and physical health, could be a little more understanding. Just to be clear - I've skipped entire nights of sleep, worked full workweeks on tournaments in addition to actual workweeks to finish tournaments, and most ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Plea for No More Excuses
Replies: 11
Views: 5177

A Plea for No More Excuses

So, I've been talking a lot about planning to quit working on college tournaments, and I'll probably quit working on high school tournaments (outside of NAQT) after I finish my obligations for TJ's tournament. The biggest reason why is that I'm absolutely fed up with the number of people in quizbowl...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5526

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

Many thanks to all the teams who came out for this tournament! Apologies for the various delays and inconveniences throughout the day. In particular, I apologize for the schedule screw-up. Pending protest, Rutgers defeated Penn A in a one-game final, 300-270, to claim a well-earned victory. Congratu...