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by TaylorH
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 15635

Re: FLopen 2020

A private discussion forum for this set now exists, so request and discuss away.
by TaylorH
Thu Nov 12, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 4324

Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

We could use a few more staffers for this, especially fast, clear readers. If you are interested in staffing, please email me at [email protected]. Staffers will be paid $30 for their work.

Edit: We are good on staff now. Thanks to those who have volunteered!
by TaylorH
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 4324

Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

The King's Flight to the Scots wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:33 pm Could I ask if you guys have decided on a start time yet? We have players from the Midwest and West Coast on our team, so it would be beneficial to us (and others) if the tournament started at a time that accommodates them.
We will start at 10 AM Eastern.
by TaylorH
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks
Replies: 36
Views: 2818

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - General Discussion and Thanks

I think my post in the other thread may have come off a but too critical and nit-picky, so I wanted to post here to say: this set was excellent. This is the best set I have played at this difficulty and should I think it should be a model for how to go about writing future sets at this level. The qu...
by TaylorH
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3698

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

-Cluing the Bridge of the Drina for "Bosnia" felt a little hosey since its written in Serbo-Croatian, which I bet is the only thing most player know about it at least for a lit perspective. My teammate negged with Serbia on this clue and I would have too. I think this specific point is totally misg...
by TaylorH
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 3698

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

This set was very good and I enjoyed nearly all of the questions from content and style perspectives. I jotted down some notes on questions that stood out to me, either for positive or negative reasons: -The question on "The Idiot" felt like something of a rehash of of the same conceit of a question...
by TaylorH
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 4324

Re: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

Has a final format been chosen? EDIT: And if a final format hasn't been picked, when might it be picked by? I imagine people would prefer to know sooner rather than later if they can schedule anything else on the 22nd. Thanks! The one-day option won the the format poll, so we will being going with ...
by TaylorH
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: [CANCELLED] FLopen 2020 Southeast Regional Online Mirror (11/14/20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: FLopen 2020 Southeast Regional Online Mirror (11/14/20)

This mirror has been cancelled due to lack of interest. Teams that were planning on playing this mirror are encouraged to play the Mid Atlantic Regional mirror, or any other future mirrors that may be hosted.
by TaylorH
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals: Global Announcement (January 30)
Replies: 4
Views: 2296

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals: Global Announcement (January 30)

Mirrors will by default be regional. One benefit of online tournaments, however, is that smaller sites can be condensed without creating transportation barriers. ACF reserves the right to move teams and staffers between sites. ACF intends to mirror 2021 ACF Regionals in the following regions : Sout...
by TaylorH
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: [CANCELLED] FLopen 2020 Southeast Regional Online Mirror (11/14/20)
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Re: FLopen 2020 Southeast Regional Online Mirror (11/14/20)

I'd like to encourage teams planning on playing this tournament to sign up soon. We currently only have one team signed up, and I'm not sure if its worth holding this mirror unless we can get at least 6 teams. It might also be possible to merge this mirror with the Mid Atlantic mirror if there just ...
by TaylorH
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (Format Poll Added) FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)
Replies: 15
Views: 4324

Re: FLopen 2020 Open Main Site @ Discord (11/21/2020)

This tournament is still about a month and a half out but I've been thinking about the format a bit and wanted to take a poll on our options. As to avoid an endless Discord-fatigue day, I think it'd be best to either do a single day of 8-10 rounds OR spread the mirror out over Saturday and Sunday, w...
by TaylorH
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 15635

Re: FLopen 2020

Is there a fixed date yet for the "main site" of FLopen? I know things are still very much up in the air, but regions are starting to come together to plan their fall schedules. It be nice to have some additional information here so that regions don't schedule non-novice events against whatever the...
by TaylorH
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 15635

Re: FLopen 2020

This set is currently 40% percent written and still on track to be complete by November 2020. That being said, it would be helpful to the editors to have a few more hands on deck when it comes to question production. We are currently seeking several experienced writers who can commit to contribute a...
by TaylorH
Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 25 toss ups and five visual packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Re: 25 toss ups and five visual packets

I have culled my visual questions a bit and will be reading a packet of 45 TUs on Monday, 4/20 at 9 Eastern. Most questions are trash and art films, but there is also some misc. trash and painting thrown in as well.
by TaylorH
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: 25 toss ups and five visual packets
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

25 toss ups and five visual packets

I just found a packet on my computer I wrote for a UF quiz bowl party in August called "25 toss ups" and I would like to read it on the discord. These are mostly pop culture questions with a few goofy academic questions mixed in. In general its pretty accessible in difficulty but there are a few har...
by TaylorH
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 15635

Re: FLopen 2020

RMPSS (3.5/3.5) 1 Mythology 1 Religion 1 Philosophy 1.5 Social Science This part adds up to 4.5, not 3.5, and I don't see any compensating mistake elsewhere, so I think the posted distribution actually adds up to 23/23. Good catch. This was just my arithmetic goof. The "RMPSS" and "Other" parts of ...
by TaylorH
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: FLopen 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 15635

FLopen 2020

I am pleased to announce FLopen (“flow-pen”), an open level quiz bowl tournament to be played in the late fall of 2020 or winter 2021. The set will be head edited by me, Taylor Harvey, with Jonathen Settle co-editing. The set will be written by members of the University of Florida quiz bowl team. Th...
by TaylorH
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2978

Marking bonus parts as hard, medium, and easy

While playing SCT last weekend and puzzling at the intended difficulty of parts of a bonus we heard, a thought occurred to me: why is it not standard practice to mark the intended hard, medium and easy parts of bonuses in the question text? Doing this would only be a tax of a few seconds on the part...
by TaylorH
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT Side Events
Replies: 19
Views: 3543

Re: ICT Side Events

Should we finally consider using the five rounds of 20-tossup packets of film questions by former Valencia player Sean Platzer? I reckon that would only take 90 minutes or so if run as a shootout, a little longer with duo teams or something. Whatever! It's done and ready if people think that would ...
by TaylorH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)

Florida A beat Florida B in a one game final to win the tournament. Stats can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6118/

Congrats to all the players from a fun day of quiz, and thank you to Tracy Mirkin, Alex Shaw, Jonathen Settle, Zach Foster, and Cody Johansen for staffing.
by TaylorH
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)

Florida A beat Florida B in a one game final to win the tournament. Stats can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6118/

Congrats to all the players from a fun day of quiz, and thank you to Tracy Mirkin, Alex Shaw, Jonathen Settle, Zach Foster, and Cody Johansen for staffing.
by TaylorH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4474

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I edited the philosophy, social science, and other fine arts, and I hope everyone enjoyed my approach to these categories. I think I tried some somewhat novel things with distributions in this 3/3. For example, I reserved 4/4 of the 16/16 in social science for "Sociology and Other Soft Thought," whi...
by TaylorH
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 7448

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

vinteuil wrote: Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:58 pm And what was the logic behind calling bebop a "genre"?
This was certainly not the ideal indicator here. As Will said, 'style' would have been more appropriate. My apologizes for any confusion this caused.
by TaylorH
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 14
Views: 2474

Re: CO Matchmaking

I am seeking a team. I am good at lit, fine arts, and RMPSS and can get assorted rare buzzes in science and history. Message me if interested.

Edit: Found a team
by TaylorH
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

2020 ACF Regionals at Florida (01/25/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Florida site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at the University of Florida on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament will take place at somewhere on UF's campus (building TBA), with team check-in beginning at 8:30 AM and gameplay beginning at 9 AM. I will be t...
by TaylorH
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)
Replies: 9
Views: 2792

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ University of Florida (9/22/19)

After novice a few of us played Screentest. The following were the cumulative scores across the 8 packets unless otherwise noted: Anthony Delgado: 2090 Taylor Harvey: 845 Will Grossman: 65 Ezra Cockram: 25 (played 2 rounds) Henry Hill: 5 Jason Zappulla: 0 (played 3 rounds) Jonathen Settle: -25 (play...
by TaylorH
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 16870

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

The PDF packets that were just posted seem to be corrupted and cannot be opened.
by TaylorH
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5984

Re: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)

One more thing - given the planned festivities for the night after CO, I've been thinking of starting this event later than normal CO Sunday fare. Would people be amenable to starting at 10 AM sharp? I don't expect it to last more than 3 hours, since there are reasonable length caps and no bonuses....
by TaylorH
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

I want to thank everyone for playing today, I think we all had a good time. The team of Mike Bentley, Daniel Hothem, Chip Horton, and Victor Pavao won the tournament by going 7-3, so big congrats to them. I'd also like to thank Jonathen Settle and Tracy Mirkin for moderating all day and keeping thin...
by TaylorH
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

The logistics email was just sent out to everyone whose email I have. Some others have received Facebook DMs with the server link. If you still need the server link please contact me.
by TaylorH
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

It looks like the overwhelming preference is for a six team tournament, so we will go with that. We've gotten several more sign ups, so it looks like most teams will have more than two people. Free agents can arrange themselves onto teams on the above sheet as they see fit. If free agents are not li...
by TaylorH
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

Re: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

This is a week out and there does not look to be a ton of interest as of right now. We have one full team of four and seven free agents signed up for a total of eleven interested players. I think we two options here: 1) One room shootout of all the toss ups with all eleven players. This will run fas...
by TaylorH
Thu May 23, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19
Replies: 10
Views: 2749

FST Discord Open Mirror - 06/15/19

A Discord open mirror of the 2019 Florida Spring Torunament (FST) is being held on June 15th 2019. The fee will be $15 per player. The tournament is completely open to all of those who have not heard the set, and teams or free agents may sign up here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oplH6e6j...
by TaylorH
Thu May 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 9166

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

Just wanted to clarify-most of the Auburn players are eligible, while the Georgia people to my knowledge are not. I recognize that this distinction may be somewhat arbitrary. I used the Canadian eligibility criterion of playing two regular difficulty tournaments or harder that were attended by Flor...
by TaylorH
Thu May 02, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 9166

Re: 2019 Florida Circuit Player Poll

In hopes of starting a bit of a discussion, I am posting my preliminary ballot and a few comments on each player here. This is subject to change and is largely based on 6 years of observation while playing in this circuit and some cursory stats browsing. All the players here are very worthy of prais...
by TaylorH
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We are planning a discord open mirror sometime in June. Details are forthcoming.
by TaylorH
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)
Replies: 10
Views: 4083

Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Georgia Tech (3/30/19)

Are there plans to mirror the Guerilla History side event after this? Our teams would greatly enjoy if this happened
by TaylorH
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity
Replies: 45
Views: 15373

Re: Mixtape: A Guerrilla Popular Music Event for Charity

I plan on writing a full packet for this. This set sounds like a really fun idea!
by TaylorH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

nycaqb1999 wrote: Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:36 pm Will there be an online mirror of this set?
We are strongly considering doing one. If it happens, it will certainly be after nats season is over. Announcement will be forthcoming once we decide, but for now expect late April or May.
by TaylorH
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

It says in the post for this tournament that it’s difficultly is regular minus (so EFT, Terrapin) but it also says it’s the same difficulty as 2018 FST which in turn is the same difficulty of 2017 ACF Fall. So which one is it? The set is similar in difficulty to 2018 FST, and is a notch easier than...
by TaylorH
Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

We will be having our second round of playtesting tomorrow night (3/10/19) at 8 PM EST. We will be doing Fine Arts and RMP. PM me if you are interested in helping out, and I can send you a link to the discord server.
by TaylorH
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

Is this tournament too easy for me to respectably play, or is it designed for all teams to show up and do their thing? I think that probably depends on the site strength. People with lots of experience are not explicitly banned from playing but it is written with newer players in mind. I'll say if ...
by TaylorH
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)
Replies: 2
Views: 1783

FST @ University of Florida (3/23/19, Main Site)

This is the official post for the main site of the Florida Spring Tournament (FST,) to be held at the University of Florida on March 23th. Information about the set can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21591 This tournament is open to college and high school teams, but...
by TaylorH
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3564

Re: FST Mirror at Columbia - 4/28/2018

We still have not received the $400 in mirror fees for this tournament. Why?
by TaylorH
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 5367

Re: Is Festivus happening?

I have about 30-50 TUs on various wacky topics I can read at this.
by TaylorH
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Re: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019

Mirror Sites Update: Main/Florida: University of Florida, 3/23/2019 Southeast: VCU, 3/23/2019 Mid Atlantic: Princeton University, 4/27/2019 Mountain West: University of Colorado Boulder, Date TBA Canada: Carleton University, 3/23/2019 Midwest: University of Chicago, tentatively early May Northeast: ...
by TaylorH
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Old Archived Packets Broken Links
Replies: 4
Views: 2953

Old Archived Packets Broken Links

I was recently looking through some older packets on the archive a noticed a number of old sets had broken links when the packets are clicked for download. Some packets download but upon opening the PDFs or Word Docs appear blank. In other cases, the packets will not download at all. Could this have...
by TaylorH
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]
Replies: 17
Views: 9732

Florida Spring Tournament (FST) 2019 [Available 3/23/2019]

I am pleased to announce the second iteration of the Florida Spring Tournament (FST), an easy collegiate quiz bowl set. The set is planned to debut in mid March of 2019. The set will be head edited by me, Taylor Harvey, with Jonathen Settle, Alex Shaw, and Tracy Mirkin acting as subject editors in S...
by TaylorH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 4955

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

I logged out and could still see the threads (along with threads from CMST, SMT, Historature, and others) a ways down the first page, as could two of my teammates when logged out.
by TaylorH
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Discussion forums for old sets
Replies: 10
Views: 4955

Re: Discussion forums for old sets

I can see both threads on the "Collegiate Discussion" sub forum. Maybe I can only see these threads because I am in the original usergroup? It looked to me like it was view-able to anyone, but it could just be me/ others in the original usergroup.