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by Cheynem
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Introducing the UQC
Replies: 23
Views: 3020

Re: Introducing the UQC

From what I can tell, Owen is a very good tournament director who has run good, strong events. In an ideal world, I would advise Owen to work within existing organizations and circuits to promote good quizbowl and run events. Perhaps that could include continuing to run online tournaments in the sam...
by Cheynem
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: CO Trash 2022 (August 7, 2022, Evanston)
Replies: 1
Views: 609

Re: CO Trash 2022 (August 7, 2022, Evanston)

What about Ryan Wittman?
by Cheynem
Mon Jun 06, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Midwest Summer Tournaments?
Replies: 0
Views: 418

Midwest Summer Tournaments?

Are there any plans for Midwest opens/summer tournaments? I'm not sure what schools could host or what the policies for hosting are, but ideally you could get a host of players. NASAT or Ottawa Hybrid would make a good main event tournament, and presumably there are a number of side events on the do...
by Cheynem
Fri Jun 03, 2022 3:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (see new announcement thread for 2022)
Replies: 26
Views: 9403

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)

They're waiting to announce packet submission plans.
by Cheynem
Wed Jun 01, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3385

Re: 2022 HSNCT discussion

Shourjo.Ganguli wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:03 pm May I see the Godot tossup?
Afraid you've got to do some...

WAITING
by Cheynem
Wed Jun 01, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2022 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 3385

Re: 2022 HSNCT discussion

Yeah, it wasn't there when I was reading.
by Cheynem
Fri May 20, 2022 10:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Yoda-Style Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Yoda-Style Questions

Atlashill wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 10:11 am *raises hand sheepishly*
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.
by Cheynem
Fri May 20, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Yoda-Style Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Yoda-Style Questions

eygotem wrote: Thu May 19, 2022 11:39 pm This oxygen-carrying protein found in red blood cells, for 10 points name.
Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter.
by Cheynem
Wed May 18, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Yoda-Style Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Yoda-Style Questions

A poem, an author from this people wrote. “Song of the Flight”, it is often translated as. A collection of “ballads of the lords”, it is included in. Someone, an author imagines, who “in our basement, lived, and my parents, sacrificed”, in a 2012 poetry collection about her meth-addicted brother. [...
by Cheynem
Wed May 18, 2022 6:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Yoda-Style Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Yoda-Style Questions

Truly wonderful, the mind of a child is.
by Cheynem
Wed May 18, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Yoda-Style Questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: Yoda-Style Questions

Halinaxus wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 5:27 pm At some point I might try to write some myself
Do or do not. There is no try.
by Cheynem
Fri May 13, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (see new announcement thread for 2022)
Replies: 26
Views: 9403

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)

With the delays in announcing things, is this tournament now run by Dan Puma?
by Cheynem
Wed May 11, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 10442

Re: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL

When the deadline states "by Saturday," does that mean the packet needs to be in by 12:01 AM Saturday or just any time that day? I would love to have more time of the weekend to work on the packet if needed.
by Cheynem
Wed May 11, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: IQBT NASAT Warm-Up - May 24 on Qblitz
Replies: 7
Views: 1189

Re: IQBT NASAT Warm-Up - May 24 on Qblitz

So, to clarify, these are completely new questions that have never been in a NASAT or will not be in a future NASAT?
by Cheynem
Thu May 05, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26
Replies: 18
Views: 4943

Re: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26

Will the final stats be posted?
by Cheynem
Mon May 02, 2022 1:13 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26
Replies: 18
Views: 4943

Re: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26

This was an enjoyable tournament and the questions were good.

I *might* suggest updating some of the clues--they weren't huge deals, but particularly in sports questions, a number of the questions about what teams players are on, etc. are out of ate.
by Cheynem
Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26
Replies: 18
Views: 4943

Re: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26

They should have gone out this afternoon.
by Cheynem
Fri Apr 29, 2022 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Interest for an "NAQT-style" college housewrite
Replies: 8
Views: 1742

Re: Interest for an "NAQT-style" college housewrite

I think Caleb does identify some potential issues, but I think they can be worked around--at the very least, you might need to do something like bring in editors specifically to handle categories, like geo/CE/pop culture, that your other editors may not be able to do on their own.
by Cheynem
Wed Apr 20, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Illinois Open Online Mirror - 6/25/22
Replies: 4
Views: 1707

Re: Illinois Open Online Mirror - 6/25/22

I'm looking for a team for this, and would like to get on a team before the field fills up.
by Cheynem
Wed Apr 20, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26
Replies: 18
Views: 4943

Re: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26

That May 1st field is huge--is there enough staff and logistics for such a field? Do we need to do anything else (besides pay) to complete registration?
by Cheynem
Fri Apr 15, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (see new announcement thread for 2022)
Replies: 26
Views: 9403

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)

Could there be an announcement at some point (or just tweak this thread to make this the re-announcement)?
by Cheynem
Fri Apr 15, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (see new announcement thread for 2022)
Replies: 26
Views: 9403

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2020 (postponed)

Is this happening in 2022?
by Cheynem
Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Seeking writers for all-audio movies tournament (DEDE 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 401

Re: Seeking writers for all-audio movies tournament (DEDE 2)

If this tournament brings a little joy into my humdrum life, I hope it makes you feel as though your hard work ain't been in vain for nothing. Bless you all!
by Cheynem
Sun Apr 10, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 10442

Re: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL

Did you get our team's registration?
by Cheynem
Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Upsets
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Upsets

This is a good article; thanks for gathering the information. I wonder if we could get even more anal (or random) and try to figure out if there's certain other factors that frequently go into upsets...I've always thought, perhaps incorrectly, that upsets are likely to happen at the beginning of set...
by Cheynem
Thu Mar 31, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26
Replies: 18
Views: 4943

Re: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26

Matt Weiner, Dr. Eric Mukherjee, and myself are looking for a fourth player for the May 1st mirror. Preferably someone who knows "other" sports and modern TV/music.
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 29, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Summer 2022 Tournaments
Replies: 2
Views: 775

Re: Summer 2022 Tournaments

CO Trash is also expected to happen, which basically fills up CO weekend (as well as already announced events like JAMES, which could happen, and things that are already completed and could be mirrored again, like Ottawa Hybrid or Music for the Masses). Throw in a potentially still uncertain hosting...
by Cheynem
Fri Mar 25, 2022 9:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: JCD III - January 8th
Replies: 14
Views: 2985

Re: JCD III - January 8th

I'd definitely play an online mirror of this if someone's interested in running one.
by Cheynem
Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26
Replies: 18
Views: 4943

Re: ACRONYM 15 Online: May 1 and June 26

I am probably interested in playing of these (likely May 1st) if no in person mirrors pop up (but I'd totally be interested in that). I'd like some teammates who actually know things about recent popular culture.
by Cheynem
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15: Global Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: ACRONYM 15: Global Announcement

Seconding the call for an online mirror since there doesn't appear to be a HSNCT mirror this year. (Or maybe we can get a regional Midwest mirror?)
by Cheynem
Tue Mar 01, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award: congratulations Matt Jackson and Chris Borglum!
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

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

These are very qualified and impressive winners, and congratulations to both of them. I especially like that Borglum is one of the few people still in quizbowl that can unironically call me a "young person."
by Cheynem
Mon Feb 21, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: DECAF: A Classical Music Set (Interest Poll)
Replies: 10
Views: 2549

Re: DECAF: A Classical Music Set (Interest Poll)

Pardon my ignorance, or if I'm just not parsing this properly, but is this an audio set (i.e. audio tossups) or just regular quizbowl questions?
by Cheynem
Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:02 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Film Song Packet
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Film Song Packet

Hi, I've done a packet on songs in film, in the same vein as three others did a while ago (as far as I know, this packet is completely new material, although I'm sure I've plagiarized myself at times). There are 20 tossups. I would like to read the packet at 11 PM Eastern time in the Discord tonight...
by Cheynem
Tue Feb 01, 2022 1:19 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Advice appreciated - editing UK trash tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 1589

Re: Advice appreciated - editing UK trash tournament

Is the Parks and Community the show where Leslie Knope teaches at a local college but runs afoul of Dean Pelton?

In seriousness: One question I have is what difficulty and audience this tournament is intended for. The suggestions are very good so far.
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 31, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl-"Trivia" Community Relations: What Are They? What Should They Be?
Replies: 25
Views: 6378

Re: Quizbowl-"Trivia" Community Relations: What Are They? What Should They Be?

I think Matt Bollinger upthread got at a good point that a lot of "trivia" really highlights more of the *experience*, not just the competition. Like when I go to a pub trivia-Geeks Who Drink-like event, I want to win, of course, but I think a lot of people there, including some people on ...
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl-"Trivia" Community Relations: What Are They? What Should They Be?
Replies: 25
Views: 6378

Re: Quizbowl-"Trivia" Community Relations: What Are They? What Should They Be?

This is an exhaustive (but not exhausting!) post on an interesting topic. I'm not fully experienced in the "trivia" world, but I do have a few thoughts: 1. I totally agree that things like Buzzword, QBlitz events (like Dede Allen or PAVEMENT), and even breezy side events (Acro-Demia, etc.)...
by Cheynem
Wed Jan 26, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2022 Chicago Open: August 6, 2022 @ Evanston, IL
Replies: 32
Views: 10442

Re: 2022 Chicago Open

Can you put the date in the thread name?
by Cheynem
Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:16 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award community discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: 2022 Carper Award community discussion

Thanks for posting this--I think Joe is an extremely worthy candidate.
by Cheynem
Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award community discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: 2022 Carper Award community discussion

As far as I know, Ryan hasn't worked on any tournaments in a while. In terms of modern candidates (these comments will be short): Matt Jackson seems a no-brainer. An extremely good writer and editor and very much a force for promoting good quizbowl. While Ike Jose had a rather problematic exit strat...
by Cheynem
Sat Jan 22, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award community discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: 2022 Carper Award community discussion

There are many modern/active people who are widely deserving of a Carper, but I assume these are pretty known to ACF membership. Can some oldsters comment on Matt Keller's candidacy? He seems like he was one of the most respected writers/editors for a few years before (at least to my knowledge) disa...
by Cheynem
Sat Jan 22, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: 2022 Carper Award community discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3189

Re: 2022 Carper Award community discussion

These are the previous winners, for reference: [I am assuming that you cannot win this Carper award if you already won an ACF membership Carper--I do not know if this is true, to be clear.] Previous winners: 1999: Dr. N. Gordon Carper 2000: Dr. Carol Guthrie 2001: Dr. Robert Meredith 2002: not prese...
by Cheynem
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Some Thoughts on Bonuses
Replies: 35
Views: 5115

Re: Some Thoughts on Bonuses

I think there's four reasons I can think of in favor of bonuses beyond simply "do they affect who wins the game" and "do they take up more time than the net score might indicate." 1. We learn from them. While this can be taken to unhelpful and ludicrous extremes, I do think we ca...
by Cheynem
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

Re: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?

I also think that early clues also sometimes form a foundation for future buzzes--even if few people buzz on that particular clue, they receive some context and information that helps them to buzz at a later point. (This isn't always true, and it's not good if consistently no early clues are being b...
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 18, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Some Thoughts on Bonuses
Replies: 35
Views: 5115

Re: Some Thoughts on Bonuses

Paul, I think a number of your thoughts are pretty good, but I guess I will say this in regards to two of them: -In a lot of tournaments, "Name this planet named for the Roman god of war that has a red surface" would be too easy for an easy part. However, I do think rare is the part where ...
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Some Thoughts on Bonuses
Replies: 35
Views: 5115

Re: Some Thoughts on Bonuses

I think that clue about Fillmore is fine added information because it's short and comes very early. It's when we get bonus parts like the ones that Henry mentioned where the added information is sprinkled throughout the part and sometimes drowns out the easy clue or information.
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

Re: Are college quiz bowl questions too long?

I think kind of depends on the tournament--for easier college tournaments, six lines might be fine. However, at regular college difficulty, six lines is very hard to get in good clues and gradate. I think personally college questions are generally appropriate length-wise, but they, especially on bon...
by Cheynem
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Vaccination Policy for NAQT's 2022 In-Person Championships
Replies: 21
Views: 4353

Re: Vaccination Policy for NAQT's 2022 In-Person Championships

I would assume if there is a booster policy it would be something like "you are required to have a booster if you are able, within medical guidelines, to get one."
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 03, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM 15: Global Announcement
Replies: 6
Views: 2599

Re: ACRONYM 15: Global Announcement

Again?
by Cheynem
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:26 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: sports!: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set Online Mirror
Replies: 10
Views: 2655

Re: sports!: The Bob Gibson Memorial Set Online Mirror

Is there any information about payment?