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by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 PACE NSC: June 5-6 (Online)
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

2021 PACE NSC: June 5-6 (Online)

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is pleased to announce that the 2021 National Scholastic Championship will take place online on the weekend of June 5, 2021. PACE is looking forward to continuing the NSC after last year’s unfortunate cancellation. We are committed to ensuring the ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: 2020 Middle School Introductory Set
Replies: 1
Views: 298

2020 Middle School Introductory Set

Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) has created a free set of questions that is appropriate for middle school or high school students who have never played before in order to introduce new people and schools to quizbowl. The first round of questions is available freely through hsq...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2020-2021 PACE Officers
Replies: 0
Views: 315

2020-2021 PACE Officers

PACE is pleased to announce the officers elected to serve for the 2020-2021 year: President: Victor Prieto Secretary: Catherine Qian Treasurer: Joe Nutter Director of Communications: Rebecca Rosenthal Vice President of Technology: Harry White Vice President of Tournament Direction: Casey Bindas Vice...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)

Emily "Bing" Bingham, Tora Husar, Moses Kitakule, Catherine Qian, Sohum Shenoy, and Jay Winter have joined PACE.

Jacob Reed has resigned from PACE.

Jordan Brownstein has retired from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: Available Online
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: Postponed

The 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference recording, program, and transcript are all now available online.

Complete information on panelists and conference is also available on the PACE website.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Summer 2020 PACE Membership Applications and Nominations
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Re: Summer 2020 PACE Membership Applications and Nominations

A quick reminder that there is one day left in the summer application and nomination cycle.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Summer 2020 PACE Membership Applications and Nominations
Replies: 1
Views: 724

Summer 2020 PACE Membership Applications and Nominations

We hope everyone is having a safe summer! The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is seeking applications and/or nominations for new members! Applications are due by Sunday, July 5, 2020 . The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer al...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: Available Online
Replies: 3
Views: 2487

Re: 2020 David Riley Quizbowl Conference: 6/6, 7 PM Central

We have decided to postpone the conference to a later date, and will announce that date as soon as possible.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Statement from PACE on racism and police brutality
Replies: 0
Views: 823

Statement from PACE on racism and police brutality

The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence condemns racism and police brutality. We grieve the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and the countless others who have suffered at the hands of an unjust system. We also denounce the violent response to the recent nationwide ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2020 Benjamin Cooper Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

Re: 2020 Benjamin Cooper Awards

PACE is pleased to present the 2020 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award to Chris Johnson, the coach of Itawamba High School in Fulton, Mississippi, for his admirable work expanding high school quizbowl in the area, both through outreach to local schools to create and develop new teams, and thr...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)

Alex Damisch and Eric Mukherjee have resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at Swarthmore (3/21/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP at Swarthmore (3/21/2020)

Swarthmore has instituted a ban on public events and requested students do not return to campus, so the physical tournament will have to be cancelled for the time being. We have sent an email to all qualified teams gauging interest in an online mirror on the 21st, including lowered mirror fees. If y...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeking staffers for the 2020 NSC
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Seeking staffers for the 2020 NSC

PACE is soliciting applications to staff the 2020 NSC on June 6th and 7th in Chicago, IL. We appreciate volunteers for game rooms as well as control rooms or other support roles.

If interested, you can fill out the form here for our logistics team to consider.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at Swarthmore (3/21/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP at Swarthmore (3/21/2020)

With 3 weeks remaining until the tournament, we are hoping for a few more registrations. We intend to run the tournament with 6 teams (filling in with a house team if necessary), but the more the merrier!

The field opens to waitlist teams tomorrow.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at Swarthmore (3/21/2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 1576

Re: 2020 WORKSHOP at Swarthmore (3/21/2020)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):

Georgetown (2/1/0)
Rutgers (3/1/0)
University of Maryland (1/0/0)
University of Pennsylvania (2/0/1?)
TOTAL: 8 teams
Waitlist:

(last updated 3/4/2020)
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2020 Benjamin Cooper Awards
Replies: 1
Views: 1515

2020 Benjamin Cooper Awards

I am pleased to announce that the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards. The Cooper Awards, which recognize those who contribute to the “spirit and honor of quizbowl competition,” will be presented at the ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2020 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
Replies: 1
Views: 859

2020 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

PACE is proud to announce the Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, a one-time $2000 college scholarship for current high school seniors. About Morgan Costa-Rhodes During her short time at Parkersburg High School, Morgan Costa-Rhodes achieved success in every area in which she was involved. In 2...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: CANCELED
Replies: 9
Views: 8512

Re: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not yet qualified for the NSC through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator, Chandler West, at [email protected].org. Applications should contain the team's name, contact information, and a summary of the tea...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)

Sadie Britton, Alejandro Lopez-Lago and Chandler West have joined PACE as members following our winter nomination period.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Winter 2019 Nominations for PACE Membership
Replies: 1
Views: 1063

Winter 2019 Nominations for PACE Membership

Happy holidays and almost-new-year to everyone! The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is again seeking nominations for new members! Nominations are due to Victor Prieto at [email protected].org by December 31, 2019 . The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE) is a 501(...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 3845

Re: 2019-2020 PACE Officers

Following special election, Harry White has taken the Vice President of Technology position.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

PACE Membership Status Changes (2020)

Olivia Lamberti has resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Searching for new hsquizbowl.org sysadmin
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Searching for new hsquizbowl.org sysadmin

PACE is looking to hire a new sysadmin for hsquizbowl.org, as Dan Goff has notified PACE that he would like to retire and pass this responsibility to someone else. The most important priority for the sysadmin is to keep the existing forums and database up and running, but someone willing to make imp...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

I really enjoyed this set and wanted to point out what seemed to me to be a more conscious than usual effort to include important (not just hard!) people of color and women (and their work etc) as answer lines. I think this set did a fine job of representation that reflected important academic conce...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)
Replies: 13
Views: 3204

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

Agreed, Swarthmore will not be able to play if this is moved before Regionals and would love to attend.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: CANCELED
Replies: 9
Views: 8512

Re: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

Registration is now open. Further information on registration can be found on our website (http://www.pace-nsc.org/2020-nsc-registration/).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 PACE NSC: CANCELED
Replies: 9
Views: 8512

Re: 2020 PACE NSC: June 6-7, Chicago

Registration for teams that have already qualified will open on this Friday, November 1st. Invitations will be sent via e-mail to those teams eligible to register. Updated qualification guidelines are available here.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)
Replies: 1
Views: 2408

Re: CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)

I am sorry to announce that due to logistical issues in planning and lack of interest, this tournament will be cancelled.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 5992

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Eddie Kim has resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)
Replies: 1
Views: 2408

CANCELLED NAQT Collegiate Novice at Swarthmore (10/26)

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will host a tournament using NAQT's Collegiate Novice Set (CNS-186C) on October 26, 2019. We hope to see teams in attendance from throughout the mid-Atlantic region, and especially encourage students who may not have played quizbowl before t...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 5992

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Ben Zhang has resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Summer 2019 New PACE Members
Replies: 1
Views: 3653

Re: Summer 2019 New PACE Members

In addition, Tracy Mirkin, Akshata Pisharody, Ramapriya Rangaraju, Margaret Tebbe, Julia Tong, and Harry White have joined PACE as members. We look forward to their contributions!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)
Replies: 6
Views: 5992

Re: PACE Membership Status Changes (Summer 2019)

Roxanne Ilagan has resigned from PACE.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: 2019-2020 PACE Officers
Replies: 1
Views: 3845

2019-2020 PACE Officers

PACE has concluded voting and is pleased to announce the officers elected to serve for the 2019-2020 year: President: Sarah Angelo Luongo Secretary: Victor Prieto Treasurer: Joe Nutter Director of Communications: Rebecca Rosenthal Vice President of Technology: Andrew Feist Vice President of Tourname...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 8260

Re: MUSES Announcement

The Abydos Helicopter wrote: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:36 am Yes.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Since this may be relevant for A values, I believe the current stat sheet doesn't reflect the actual final standings. Rutgers A and Columbia B both went 3-2 in the playoff bracket (including games carried over from prelims as specified by the schedule). Because we lost to Columbia C in the morning ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Congratulations to University of Virginia for winning an advantaged final over Columbia A (350-245). Penn A came in third after losing to a play-in match for the final to Columbia. Congratulations also DII (and undergraduate) champions Maryland B and 2nd place Princeton. Stats are up. Edits can be a...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

To clarify, the field is up to date as I understand it. All staffers and teams should have received logistics e-mails this week– contact me immediately if you have any questions!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials
Replies: 7
Views: 5521

Re: Art History Cannon in QB and Reading Reference Materials

I enjoy browsing the essays on the Met's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History ; the hyperlinks within the articles and suggested articles are great for getting context beyond memorizing painting clues. Also have to plug the fact the Met has uploaded PDFs of a ton of out of print exhibition catalogs or ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

I am happy to announce that we will be able to admit all waitlist teams for an updated field of 24 teams which is now a cap pending staff. We would always still welcome any extra local staffers to help the tournament run even more efficiently (affiliated or not)– we can pay for your transportation a...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

Re: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

My apologies for not updating the field list recently. Due to the overwhelming interest, I think unfortunately it would be best to implement a retroactive waitlist for schools intending to bring more than two teams until I can definitely secure more staff so that every school has the opportunity to ...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Full statistics from the tournament are now online – please report any errors to me so I can update the report as necessary. Congratulations to Manheim Township A, Manheim Township B and Carver A for their top finishes. Thank you so much to Alex Dzurick, Alex Sankaran, Ben Cushing, Patrick Matthews...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will host the Mid-Atlantic site of this year's ACF Regionals on Saturday, January 26, 2019. REGISTRATION : To register, you must: Fill out the central ACF Regionals registration form . AND E-mail us at swarthmorequizbowl [AT] gmail [DOT] com...
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Coaches have been contacted with preliminary logistics and we have tentatively filled the field. Pending sufficient interest, we may expand the field further up to 24 teams.
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

With our field just over halfway filled, any schools considering registering should please do so. We will open the field to waitlist teams at the end of this month (October 27th).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Re: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

bjenzweiler wrote:When do you need registration completed by?
Hi BJ, it would be great if you could register by October so we can confirm space requirements. Please email me if you think you will need more time!
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)
Replies: 22
Views: 7999

Re: Rutgers Summer Practices (Open to all)

I would love to play and can help operate a carpool from Northern NJ (off of the NJ transit Bergen Line if you're coming from NYC).
by Thaumatibis gigantea
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10
Replies: 6
Views: 3628

Swarthmore Novice II (SCOP) - November 10

Swarthmore College Quizbowl is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the second annual Swarthmore Novice, a beginner's high school-tournament on Saturday, November 10, 2018. This tournament will use the SCOP Novice 9 set. Details on the set can be found here . Registration: Registration can be...