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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 24, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Re: TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020

I assume this tournament is being delayed until in-person mirrors can be held? Playing a speedcheck tournament online sounds unfun. That is correct. We're specifically waiting for a time when in-person mirrors with strong fields (think CO or a national side event weekend site) can be safely held wi...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE + TIME POLL: Online Solo Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

Re: DATE + TIME POLL: Online Solo Tournament

Two clarifications have been made to this original post. The first is to note that the superpowers and powers will be worth 30 points and 20 points respectively, and the second is that we have decided to make rooms much smaller (around 4-5 players each) to give players more opportunities to buzz on ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DATE + TIME POLL: Online Solo Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 1222

DATE + TIME POLL: Online Solo Tournament

I am happy to announce a yet-to-be-named online tournament for solo quizbowl players! Although this is not a full tournament announcement, I will highlight the main points in this post. Who Can Play? This tournament is open to any players who have either graduated from or are currently (2019-2020 ac...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 14992

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

13.This object was designed to generalize the positive Grassmanian. For 10 points each: [10] Name this theoretical geometric object from particle physics introduced by Nima Arkani-Hamed in 2013. Scattering amplitudes can be calculated by finding the ‘volume’ of this object. ANSWER: amplituhedron [1...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

Re: TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020

We are excited to announce that the common link king Wonyoung Jang has joined our writing team! As CO weekend is looking quite busy this year, we intend to have this set ready for mirrors at any side event weekends taking place this summer.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 9669

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

_nestorius wrote: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:27 pm Congratulations to Yale X (Stephen Eltinge, Moses Kitakule, Laurence Li, and Auyush Rajasekaran), who went 10-0 to win the tournament. Columbia A (Rafael Krichevsky, Will Alston, Harrison Whitaker, and Noah Chen) took second place with a 9-1.
Was there a final played between the top two teams?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: UChicago Open Summer Practices - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3756

Re: UChicago Open Summer Practices - 2019

Apologies for the late notice, but there will not be practice today - we will resume on Thursday of this week
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANONEXPANSION @ CO
Replies: 5
Views: 1705

Re: CANONEXPANSION @ CO

This happened! We played 6 rounds, although Matt and Eric left after 5 - at the end of round 5, the top 4 were Eric Mukherjee (305 points), me (300 points), Kevin Wang (155 points), and Adam Silverman (145 points). Full Stats for all 6 rounds are listed below. Kai Smith - 16/10/0/17 (385 points) Eri...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Pre-CO Practice at the University of Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 3246

Re: Pre-CO Practice at the University of Chicago

15.366 wrote: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:25 pm Thank you for making this happen, Kai. (I speak from experience that making this happen hasn't always been easy in past years.)
thank Tim for actually doing the hard work and actually making the reservation!
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University
Replies: 79
Views: 34943

Re: 2019 Chicago Open (8/3/2019) at Northwestern University

The University of Chicago will be holding our customary pre-CO practice in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club from 1-5pm this Friday, August 2. Anyone attending CO or just in the area is welcome to join us! The Reynolds club is located at the southwest corner of 57th and University, 5706 south Un...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: UChicago Open Summer Practices - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3756

Re: UChicago Open Summer Practices - 2019

There will be no practice tomorrow - instead, we will be holding our customary pre-CO practice in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club from 1-5pm this Friday, August 2. Anyone attending CO or just in the area is welcome to join us! The Reynolds club is located at the southwest corner of 57th and Un...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Pre-CO Practice at the University of Chicago
Replies: 2
Views: 3246

Pre-CO Practice at the University of Chicago

The University of Chicago will be holding our customary pre-CO practice in the South Lounge of the Reynolds Club from 1-5pm this Friday, August 2. Anyone attending CO or just in the area is welcome to join us! The Reynolds club is located at the southwest corner of 57th and University, 5706 south Un...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19
Replies: 91
Views: 20986

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

There was actually a protested bonus part that may have swayed the results of the game, but I am unclear as to Bryan's resolution. In any case, I do not believe there was any desire to play off up to two additional games. IIRC, both protests (worth ten points each) were upheld, so the final result ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament
Replies: 21
Views: 9195

Re: The Unanswered Question: A 20th Century Fine Arts Tournament

This tournament is fantastic, and everyone who has a passing interest in music or images (or enjoys seeing things or listening to things) should play this! Although the tournament is quite challenging (in my opinion, the visual arts was a solid notch harder than Jordaens), it still did a great job o...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: UChicago Open Summer Practices - 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 3756

UChicago Open Summer Practices - 2019

Starting today, UChicago will be hosting biweekly quizbowl practices open to the public in the Regenstein Library. There will be practices on Monday from 7-10pm Thursday from 7-10pm in room 503 unless otherwise noted in this thread. All quizbowlers in the area are welcome to attend*. If you are not ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30
Replies: 21
Views: 9257

Re: NASAT Available for Mirroring Starting 6/30

Could we get an update on the list of mirrors? I know that WuStl is hosting one next weekend and I would like to see if there are any more mirrors that have been confirmed.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 10708

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

Difficulty is always a tricky thing. I think everyone in quizbowl wants the set to be only as hard as necessary. But sometimes I feel that it's necessary to stretch difficulty in the service of other goals. To bring up something that Olivia astutely pointed out -- the inclusion of women in quizbowl...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue May 07, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 38402

Re: Player Poll 2019

I know it’s late, but Adam Fine should be in your top 25. Not only does he bench 195, but he also put up 48 playoffs PPG at ICT (2nd scoring to Jacob) and outscored Stephen during Nats prelims. I can't comment on how much Adam Fine can bench press, but by my calculation his PP20TUH was actually 25 ...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue May 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 2492

TAUTOLOGY - Summer 2020

It is my pleasure to announce TAUTOLOGY, a tossup-only speed tournament that will be ready for mirrors in the summer of 2020. The set will consist of 8 packets of 40 tossups, and is being written by myself, Ben Miller and Wonyoung Jang of the University of Chicago, and Evan Suttell of Michigan State...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Book To Learn Music
Replies: 3
Views: 4686

Re: Book To Learn Music

The Lives Of The Great Composers - Harold C. Schonberg
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to Buzz Faster
Replies: 12
Views: 8599

Re: How to Buzz Faster

Take all of the following advice with a grain of salt, as all of these tips will almost certainly lead to more negs. However, all of these will certainly make you faster on the buzzer. 1. Stimulation: Caffeine helps to cut down response time and increases the speed of reflexes. 2. Protobowl: As much...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch
Replies: 11
Views: 7712

Re: Staying Alert/Focused after Lunch

I'll echo what others have said about the importance of eating a light lunch and snacking throughout the day. Personally, I also try to get a nap in during lunch when possible. Also, if you drink caffeine in the morning, much of it will have worn off by lunchtime, so both re-hydrating and re-caffein...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 4886

Re: EFT at Michigan (09/29/2018)

Will statistics for this tournament be posted on the database?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Boston Summer Open I
Replies: 59
Views: 21178

Re: Boston Summer Open I

Considering Imaginary Landscape may not be clear, posting these stats is probably not the wisest decision.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl
Replies: 11
Views: 9788

Re: New Mobile App -- Tycho: Play Quizbowl and Science Bowl

Given that QuizBug is now defunct, are there any plans to create an online/desktop version of this app?
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 12650

Re: 2018 NSC Set Discussion Thread

I think the transparent part of that tossup isn’t just the “being set to music” stuff but the pronoun “these biblical texts” itself. Very few things other than the psalms fit that pronoun at all (maybe the gospels I guess?) so the question can easily be frauded in power. To answer your question, th...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue May 08, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 31504

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

When I set about to construct my ballot for the player poll, the main criteria that I looked at were statistics from the top bracket of ICT and ACF Nationals (at least for those players who did make the bracket). However, it seems that many people were not using this as a basis for their poll, judgi...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 31264

Re: Players Choice Awards

Upset of the Year (submitted as the "Liberty defeats Penn" award): awarded to the team that pulled off the most notable upset of the year. Examples from last year would include McGill taking a top bracket spot from Columbia at ICT or Northwestern making a run to the ICT finals. If this is included,...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 31264

Re: Players Choice Awards

I came up with excluding players in the same region as the voter because I wanted to prevent players in mega-clubs like Berkeley or Chicago from getting 20 votes from their own teammates, and because I'm going to try to make it easy to finish the ballot in less than 10 minutes (not every question w...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48857

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Econ (6/4): Hotelling, the commons, families, real business cycles, production function, Homo economicus, cap and trade bonus, r > g bonus, shoeleather costs bonus, Vickry bonus I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the economics in this set, particularly the questions on Hotelling, Production...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Players Choice Awards
Replies: 52
Views: 31264

Re: Players Choice Awards

2. I want to prevent people from voting for their own teammates or friends that they see very regularly in the region. My idea to enact this was to have voters identify their region on the form, and then the ballot would exclude players from their region. I've worked up an example of what I mean. T...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 31504

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Matthew Lehmann should at least be in your top 20 if not 15; the Chicago B teams he top-scored generally performed better against us than Chicago A did. I could tell anecdotes about how Matthew is one of the fastest on the buzzer, how he regularly beats John Lawrence (and the rest of the Chicago cl...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

heterodyne wrote:Practice will be occurring from 7-10 on Monday 7/10 in Room 503 of the Regenstein Library. If you're not a student, just message me on Facebook where I'm most likely to see it and you can be let in.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

Re: UChicago Summer 2017 Practices

Today, we will be having practice in Crerar 320b from 7-10pm. If anyone has trouble getting in or finding the building, send me a PM via the forums or Facebook.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed May 17, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discord
Replies: 11
Views: 5259

Re: Reading old Imaginary Landscape packets in the QB Discor

Aaron's Rod wrote:We laughed, we cried, we buzz late on opera, and the Lawrence alumni came out swinging from the woodwork. Thanks so much to Ophir and the writers! It was a lot of fun!
some would call them "late buzzes" while the brits would call them "difficulty cliffs"
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18776

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Alston spends 26 minutes jerking himself off about how good he is at philosophy.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18776

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

After reading a spurious post in the SoCal Quizbowl Facebook group, we pulled over on the side of the highway to watch a promised Columbia Quizbowl hype video featuring Ben Zhang. Sadly, the video was only a link to Usher's hit single "Yeah."
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18776

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

60 miles from food and we bust out the Slim Jim.

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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18776

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

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Kai: "When naming the group chat, does the '+' in B+ go before or after the 'B'?"

Max: "After - how the hell do you not know this?"

Kai: "I haven't had a grade that high in a while."
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 18776

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Post CVS run food pic. Not pictured: Alston's Giant Slim Jim™

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by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16
Replies: 17
Views: 9185

Re: DATE CHANGE: Terrapin Mirror at OSU: 12/4/16

Our Lady Peace wrote:In the first game between Ohio State A and Chicago A, Ohio State is credited with 10.00 PPB and Chicago with 13.50 PPB. Is this an error? It doesn't seem right.
Chicago B is also dubiously credited with 8.93 PPB in our round 2 match against WashU B.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Saying Farewell
Replies: 13
Views: 6452

Re: Saying Farewell

Excelsior (smack) wrote:F
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

One more thing I just noticed - the tossup on I puritani has an hose in the lead-in: "Luigi Bassi wrote a fantasy for clarinet and piano based on themes from this opera..." Bassi wrote lots of clarinet fantasies based on operas, the most famous of which is actually the one based on Rigoletto . Ambi...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Here are some specific thoughts I had about individual questions in this set. The tossup on scherzo could have used a more straightforward pronoun such as "this form" or "this genre." While I appreciated the thematic content of the question, I was thoroughly baffled by the term "this title," as I d...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl
Replies: 28
Views: 17324

Re: Stimulants and Rituals for Quizbowl

200 mg (one 12oz cup of coffee) caffeine pills. I use these as a pick-me-up to counteract the post-lunch slumber. I have not had any negative quizbowl related experiences with these, and they don't give me the jitters unlike energy drinks.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE (Summer/Fall 2016 Arts Side Event)
Replies: 11
Views: 7810

Re: ARTSEE (Summer/Fall 2016 Arts Side Event)

Cody wrote: I have other thoughts about this tournament once the private discussion is set up.
A private discussion forum for ARTSEE has now been set up.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ARTSEE 2016: Specific Question Discussion & Review Requests
Replies: 35
Views: 4230

Re: Specific Question Discussion and Review Requests

Here are the questions that I contributed (in the first 7 rounds): Music: Microtonal, 'B,' E-flat,' Perfect Fourth, Oistrakh, Pavarotti, Nielsen, Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta , Oboe, Romania, Totentanz , and Russia. Other Auditory/Non Auditory: Silk Road, Le Sacre du Printemps , Bacchu...
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3727

Re: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices

Practice will be today from 7-10 in the Reg, Room 503.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Mon Jun 27, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices
Replies: 7
Views: 3727

Re: UChicago Summer (2016) Practices

Apologies for the late notice, but practice today will be from 7-10 in the Reg, room 503.
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016
Replies: 22
Views: 11994

Re: WUSTL Mirror of 2016 NASAT-June 25, 2016

A huge thanks to Sean and WUStL for running a fantastic tournament!

I have recordings of the final two matches between Dat Suitable Boi and Missouri Open Squad - once the set is clear I will post them.