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by 1992 in spaceflight
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Buzzers for Online Tournaments
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Buzzers for Online Tournaments

There are buzzer websites like buzzin.live that explicitly correct for latency. To me, this seems like a Pareto improvement over the current Discord buzzing. These websites are also easy to use and free. I'm curious what other solutions have been tested and what others think about this EDIT: buzzin...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 2149

Re: ACF Fall 2020 - Thanks and General Discussion

This set was exactly what I want to see ACF Fall be, so I just wanted to say thank you to Ben and all of the other editors for making this set happen. I staffed Fall for the first time in....6 years, I think, today, and I was very happy I did so. I also want to second what Stephen is saying about th...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: AQBL October Tournament @ Midwest
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: AQBL October Tournament @ Midwest

Someone noticed I accidentally had two dates in the announcement. Just want to clarify-this tournament is happening on October 24th. My apologies for the error.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)

1992 in spaceflight wrote: Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:56 pmStats will hopefully be up by tonight, or at the latest Monday.
Stats are up here. Please let me know if you see anything that needs to be corrected.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)

After last night, St. Mark's finished 8-2 and WUSTL A and Texas C finished 7-3. All of the teams involved agreed to play it off today, which we just finished up. WUSTL defeated Texas C 345-175 to set up a disadvantage in the final against St. Mark's. In a game that came down to the final bonus to de...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)

The tournament field has closed at 8 teams. See you all tomorrow!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: AQBL October Tournament @ Midwest
Replies: 1
Views: 306

AQBL October Tournament @ Midwest

The American Quiz Bowl League will be hosting a Midwest (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio) Regional Mirror of a house-produced set on Saturday, October 24th. The tournament will be run by me. Date and Time The tournament will take place on October 24 on Discord, start...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

Re: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)

The field for this tournament will close on Friday around noon. If you're interested in playing, get your registrations in by then, please!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl
Replies: 6
Views: 1953

Re: A Statement on Stony Brook Quiz Bowl

Jade, everyone has a bad tournament. Sometimes it's your first tournament, sometimes it's your 100th. Everyone can direct a bad tournament; most of the greatest TDs in the history of quizbowl have directed bad tournaments in their career. (I have definitely directed a bad tournament in my time, and ...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: MOQBA Novice Set (2020-2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: MOQBA Novice Set (2020-2021)

Current Mirrors : -Pennsylvania Quizbowl Season Opener-Novice Tournament (10/03/2020)-Contact Ben Herman (bherman1993 at gmail.com) for more information. Stats -Columbian Exposition 7 (10/03/2020)-Contact Greg Bossick (greg.bossick at gmail.com) for more information. Stats -Fulton (10/17/2020)-Cont...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MOQBA Novice Set (POSTPONED until 2020-2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 4033

Re: MOQBA Novice Set (POSTPONED until 2020-2021)

I decided to post a new mirroring post for this season. You can find the new announcement here.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: MOQBA Novice Set (2020-2021)
Replies: 1
Views: 515

MOQBA Novice Set (2020-2021)

Hello everyone, I am pleased to announce that the MOQBA Novice set will be available for mirrors nationwide (and internationally too, if there’s interest)! As the name indicates, this is going to be a novice set. We plan on aiming for the difficulty of the past several SCOP Novice sets. The set is b...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: NEWT Call for Writers and Editors
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: NEWT Call for Writers and Editors

Just wanted to reiterate what Anish edited his post to say earlier, and that we have a full writing and editing team. Thanks to everyone who applied!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Answerlines for Character Names
Replies: 8
Views: 1032

Re: Answerlines for Character Names

I personally find the "clunky" moderator instruction less clunky than printing the same answerline twice; I also think this moderator instruction is perfectly clear. In general, I think giving fewer distinct instructions is better; I prefer "accept either underlined portion" for the same reason I w...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: NEWT Call for Writers and Editors
Replies: 2
Views: 1157

Re: NEWT Call for Writers and Editors

Hello everyone, Just wanted to provide an update on editors, since Anish editing his post would cause it to go back into the moderating que. We're still looking for editors for Auditory Fine Arts, Geography/CE , RM, P/SS and Pop Culture for this set. Head Editor: Jacob O'Rourke [formerly Truman Stat...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)
Replies: 6
Views: 1708

IKEA Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror-Online (10/03/2020)

Hello everyone! I’m pleased to announce that I, Jacob O’Rourke, will be directing the Lower Midwest, Texas and Rockies Mirror of IKEA, a medium-difficulty set written by the clubs at Columbia and Georgia Tech. This mirror will take place on October 3rd. Other details, such as the distribution and th...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2020-2021.
Replies: 8
Views: 1182

Re: Missouri 2020-2021.

I believe Sam Lindsey is going to be a senior this year.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021
Replies: 14
Views: 2294

Re: Tri-State Area Date Claims 2020-2021

Well, expect a lot of Sunday tournaments, then... The ACT and SAT are not going to schedule around quizbowl. Why should quizbowl, which already has to worry about making sure it spaces out events enough to not conflict with an existing quizbowl tournament, have to worry about the ACT or SAT unless ...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Trash Questions in College Sets
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: Trash Questions in College Sets

Trash can be historically important, but can pop culture not be important in the present? Can a 2020 regionals bonus on the WNBA not reflect a growing recognition of that league, its players, their advocacy? Isn't a question on Megan Rapinoe (as a player) be just as much a comment on her broader ex...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed May 27, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 10942

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 1992 in spaceflight
Tue May 19, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MOQBA Novice Set (POSTPONED until 2020-2021)
Replies: 4
Views: 4033

Re: MOQBA Novice Set (POSTPONED until 2020-2021)

JA01 wrote: Mon May 18, 2020 8:34 pm Are you taking reservations for mirrors for 2020-2021 at this moment?
Go ahead and email me.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 9415

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

The set will appear here once it's been approved. Thanks to everyone who played and hosted!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 9415

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

I'll be posting the set either tomorrow or Tuesday, so the set can be considered cleared for discussion.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LOGIC Online (04/19/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: LOGIC Online (04/19/2020)

Congratulations to Augur Bit A, who defeated Wayzata & Friends 480-295 in round 13 to clinch the LOGIC Online tournament title! Wayzata & Friends defeated Bytes of the Round Table 440-340 in a play-in game in round 11 to make the final. Thanks to everyone who played the set both today and throughout...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LOGIC Online (04/19/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

Re: LOGIC Online (04/19/2020)

I'm going to keep the field open until 5 PM central on Thursday, April 16th. If you want to register, do so by then!

(any free agents on the sheet who aren't on a team by then will be randomly assigned)
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LOGIC Online (04/19/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1282

LOGIC Online (04/19/2020)

I’m pleased to announce the LOGIC Online Mirror, which will be a mirror of the LOGIC set on April 19th, 2020. This mirror will be conducted over Discord. I head edited the LOGIC set, and will be serving as the tournament director of this event. The tournament is tentatively capped at 12 teams, altho...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll

A_Failure wrote: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:37 pm
1992 in spaceflight wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:17 pm April 19th is the date with the most votes, so we'll be running the mirror on that date. Expect a post for the online mirror to be up by this weekend.
Is this happening?
It will. I've had some delays on my end. It should be up by Wednesday.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Expanding the Collegiate Circuit
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Expanding the Collegiate Circuit

This, along with Matt Mitchell's recent post (which has some Western-US-specific notes, but a lot of similar issues about expanding to new schools in general), is a great step forward though it's notable that such proposals seem to not generate as much enthusiastic discussion as other topics. [EFT-...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 9415

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

I'm going to give people until I go to bed on March 22nd before I say that LOGIC is clear to be posted. If you are hosting a tournament and would like to use our set, please let me know soon! Given the large amount of cancellations that are likely to result due to the COVID-19 outbreak, are there a...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll

April 19th is the date with the most votes, so we'll be running the mirror on that date. Expect a post for the online mirror to be up by this weekend.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Re: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll

I'm going to select a date for the online mirror by 5PM Central Time on the 24th, so make sure to vote by then!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 9415

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

I'm going to give people until I go to bed on March 22nd before I say that LOGIC is clear to be posted. If you are hosting a tournament and would like to use our set, please let me know soon! Given the large amount of cancellations that are likely to result due to the COVID-19 outbreak, are there a...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

LOGIC Discord Mirror Date Poll

With the mass cancellations happening due to COVID-19, I've decided to delay releasing LOGIC to give teams who were affected by the cancellation a chance to play the set online.

If you would be interested in playing and have not played it at a live mirror, please vote in the poll!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 9415

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

I'm going to give people until I go to bed on March 22nd before I say that LOGIC is clear to be posted. If you are hosting a tournament and would like to use our set, please let me know soon! Given the large amount of cancellations that are likely to result due to the COVID-19 outbreak, are there a...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)
Replies: 14
Views: 9415

Re: LOGIC Set Available for 2019-20 Mirrors (HS Regular)

I'm going to give people until I go to bed on March 22nd before I say that LOGIC is clear to be posted. If you are hosting a tournament and would like to use our set, please let me know soon!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)

Like I said earlier, Ladue A defeated St. Joseph Central A 565-180 to win WUHSAC XXII. Hallsville A defeated Washington 360-150 to claim third place and the small school championship.

Thanks to everyone who played and staffed, and I hope to see you all next year!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)

Congratulations to Ladue A, who beat St. Joseph Central A 565-180 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament.

Complete stats of all kinds can be found here.

A wrap-up post and email will be coming tomorrow. Thanks to everyone for playing!
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)

Playoff stats are being updated live here.

Prelim stats are available here.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Chicago Open
Replies: 25
Views: 6886

Re: 2020 Chicago Open (July 18th)

The editing team has decided, based on the poll results so far, that we're going to cut the voting short and announce that CO will take place at Northwestern.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll

The editing team has decided, based on the poll results so far, that we're going to cut the voting short and announce that CO will take place at Northwestern.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4466

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

Speaking as someone who moderates NAQT Nationals, I'd be fully in support of a 3/3/5 adoption at all NAQT tournaments.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

Re: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll

Not sure what the point of this poll is, since as you, the TD of last year’s tournament, are well aware only one of these sites will actually let us host. (Putting on my TD hat for this post) The UChicago team approached us with evidence from this year that reserving rooms was made easier for them,...
by 1992 in spaceflight
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 Chicago Open
Replies: 25
Views: 6886

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

Due to winning the vote, July 18th is going to be the date for Chicago Open 2020. As for the location, vote for that in this poll! We'll keep the poll open for 2 weeks-ish, so expect a decision around the 21st.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Chicago Open Location Poll
Replies: 5
Views: 1404

2020 Chicago Open Location Poll

Chicago Open is going to be on July 18th, due to popular vote. Now, we want everyone playing the tournament to have a say in where it should take place. Please vote for your preference on the tournament location in this poll.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: WUHSAC XXII (02/15/2020)

WUHSAC XXII is now sanctioned by MSHSAA, so if you were waiting on that to register, you are good to go now.
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Washington (MO) High Invitational Tournament (WHIT V)
Replies: 2
Views: 556

Re: Washington (MO) High Invitational Tournament (WHIT V)

Thanks for playing the LOGIC set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2019 LOGIC Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2019 LOGIC Discussion" and join it)
by 1992 in spaceflight
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RIFT at Rice (LOGIC, 10/19/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 2277

Re: RIFT at Rice (LOGIC, 10/19/19)

Thanks for playing the LOGIC set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2019 LOGIC Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2019 LOGIC Discussion" and join it)