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by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT
Replies: 12
Views: 3337

Re: Buzzword: A New Online Competition from NAQT

What difficulty level is each tier (A,B,C) comparable to? I've heard a bunch of answers thrown around but would like to hear something official to better advertise this to my circuit.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ RIT (2/29/20) [Canceled]
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Re: Michigan Winter Tournament @ RIT (2/29/20) [Canceled]

Unfortunately a lot of schools had conflicts on 2/29 and we have to cancel.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Winter Tournament @ RIT (2/29/20) [Canceled]
Replies: 1
Views: 715

Michigan Winter Tournament @ RIT (2/29/20) [Canceled]

I am pleased to announce a mirror of the Michigan Winter Tournament on February 29, 2020 taking place at RIT. As usual, we will be in the Eastman Building, with check in starting at 8:30 for a 9 am tournament start. Set Information Michigan Winter Tournament is a medium difficulty tournament. Expect...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)

After both teams finished 8-2, McMaster defeated Cornell in a one game final, 305-250. Full stats have been uploaded. Thanks everyone for coming out!
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)

Stats will be updated here
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)

After some late field changes, a logistics email was sent out last night. Here is the schedule for tomorrow.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

Re: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)

All registered teams should have received an invoice at this point. The field for Saturday is:

School (Teams/Buzzers/Staff)
Colgate (1/0/0)
Cornell (1/0/1)
McMaster (1/1/1)
RPI (1/1/0)
RIT (3/1/some)
U of R (1/2/0)
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)

This tournament went extremely well, with our winner at a perfect 8-0 being RPI B! I'd like to give a big thank you to the staffers who not only made this tournament run, but made it run fast enough to be done at 4. Thanks to all the teams for coming out, and I hope to see all of you at our upcoming...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)

Stats will be periodically updated here
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

Re: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)

The schedule and other player information can be found here.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 4002

2019 ACF Fall at RIT (11/02/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the Upstate NY site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at RIT on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place in the Eastman Building, with team check-in beginning at 8:30 am in Eastman 3355 and gameplay beginning at 9. I will be the tournament director. Please...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)
Replies: 3
Views: 1973

NAQT Collegiate Novice @ RIT (9/28/19)

I am pleased to announce a tournament taking place using NAQT’s collegiate novice set on September 28, 2019 (a Saturday) at the lovely brick campus of RIT in the suburbs of Rochester, NY. Fees Base fee: $75 per team Buzzer discount: -$10 per working buzzer set (must have 4 working buzzers per side) ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Climate change and quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 19821

Re: Climate change and quizbowl

Just want to add a bit on the transportation side of things - I don't think the issue is air travel, but rather mileage. Air travel is about 0.18 kg of CO2 per passenger mile, based on data from Delta Airlines. It should be noted that Delta is one of the more environmentally conscious airlines, and ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2019 Canadian Player Poll
Replies: 44
Views: 17199

Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll

1. Derek So He's been much less active this year, but CRISPR babies aren't going to complain about themselves I guess. He is the top player on a team that was head and shoulders above everyone else in Canada this year. The only flaw in his game is his inability to use his height effectively - I'm to...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories
Replies: 8
Views: 7552

Re: 10 Years of Chicago Open: My Greatest Memories

The link Joe posted wrote:A lot of quizbowl players need haircuts
Oh no, not this again
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl in the North Country Wasteland
Replies: 1
Views: 5878

Re: Quiz Bowl in the North Country Wasteland

As someone who went to college in the quizbowl wasteland of upstate NY, there are still plenty of chances to play. I would encourage you to take your team to Canadian mirrors, since those will be close by. There is a great community up there, and almost every tournament has a Canadian mirror. Meanwh...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll
Replies: 10
Views: 5293

Re: 2018 Canadian Trash Player Poll

I had analysis, but timed out and don't feel like typing it again. Oh well. 1. Chrstine Irwin 2. Aaron dos Remedios 3. Henry Atkins 4. Adam Swift 5. Brendan McKendy 6. Ian Greig 7. Erik Christensen 8. Derek So 9. Aayush Rajasekaran 10. Paul Kasinski 11. Simone Valade 12. Rein Otsason 13. Andrew Yim ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Macvanity re-announced!
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Macvanity re-announced!

Did you just announce a packet submission tournament less than a week before it's scheduled? Unless the date is a typo, this strikes me as rather unreasonable. This tournament was originally scheduled for June, but had to be postponed due to scheduling issues moving the dates of other tournaments. ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue May 08, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 12612

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

1. Derek So - This was very difficult to figure out, but in the end I determined that it was indeed Derek who played two tournaments in Canada this year, not his evil twin Osker Ed. 2. Rein Otsason - That science specialty is rather valuable, and he has enough generalism to be the top scorer for Tor...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed May 02, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 12612

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

No one has done a community poll ballot yet, so here's one to get the ball rolling. 1. Joe Su - He is the only person I can think of whose contributions to the circuit would be difficult to replace. He staffs everything everywhere if he has no intent of playing it, he whips McGill and Carleton's clu...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 31742

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

Here is a spreadsheet containing the PATH and category-by-category PATH for CMST. Not sure how exactly to interpret the ratio, though. I don't really understand how you generated these numbers, Adam. I just ran some calculations myself, and what we're doing doesn't seem to line up at all. Let me ex...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 31742

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

The other is to generate some measure of category overlap, to counteract PATH's biggest problem, which is that it treats shadow effect as category-neutral. Of course, we don't have Ophir Stats for either national tournament. But we could perhaps base this on the Regionals or CMST stats (as some peo...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The end of the match
Replies: 26
Views: 11873

Re: The end of the match

So that's three Jacky Li level threads in a period of just over 2 months by Charlie. Is it time we talked about NYC quizbowl's poor internet presence?
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WORLDSTAR
Replies: 27
Views: 13719

Re: WORLDSTAR (HSNCT 2018 and potentially afterward)

What time slot are you expecting to have this at HSNCT?
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 7524

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

After Saturday's tournament, a group of us will be going to the Toronto Rush vs Montreal Royal game at Varsity Stadium, which is a short walk from the building this tournament is being held in. If you are interested in seeing a pro ultimate game, this will likely be a good one with playoff seeding a...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue May 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11649

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

Results Academic 9 ballots - Dennis Beeby, Aaron dos Remedios, Ted Gan, Shervin Ghiami, Paul Kasinski, Zhenglin Liu, Chris Sims, Joe Su, Adam Swift 1. Derek So (225 pts; unanimous #1) 2. Rein Otsason (210 pts; Highest: #2, Lowest: #4) 3. Aayush Rajasekaran (204 pts; Highest: #2, Lowest: #5) 4. Ian ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sun May 21, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11649

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

One more day to get your ballots in! Here are my picks: Top 25 Academic Players 1. Derek So - duh 2. Dennis Beeby - Put up very impressive numbers in the tournaments he has played, and kept his negs low. 3. Rein Otsason - If there was a neg prize poll Rein would win. Would still be top 10 even if he...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed May 17, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11649

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

By popular demand, the voting deadline has been moved to May 22 so people can celebrate Victoria Day by ranking quizbowlers.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu May 04, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 11649

Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

After last year's wildly successful run, the Canadian player poll is back! Eligible players: Any player who has been involved in at least 2 quiz bowl tournaments in Canada since June 1, 2016 is eligible to be voted for. Other than that, there are no requirements, so you can vote for open players, un...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: ACRONYM X Specific Question Discussion

The bonus part on "heptapods" mentioned it being derived from Latin, though the word is actually derived from Greek.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 46084

Re: 2017 ICT bids

Really?!?! A recent survey by Ike Analytics found that 69% of QBers find JL and Max to be the second-best shipping. I've commissioned Andrew Wang to start working on the dojinshi! See ya later! Also, the fact that you think (JL and Max are shipped => JL=Max) implies some uh, rather worrying things ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed Feb 08, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT rules revisions 2017
Replies: 44
Views: 19537

Re: NAQT rules revisions 2017

But dang, you'd sure like to think that even far-flung SCT sites could find readers who could hit 20 in 24 minutes; As someone near the far-flung SCT site of Upstate NY who has consistently hit at least 20 in normal length SCT rounds (at other sites), I might be able to shed some light on why some ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic
Replies: 12
Views: 2370

Re: 2017 WAO: Religion and Other Academic

The tossup on the Islamic call to prayer featured a clue mentioning the addition of a phrase by Shia Muslims concerning Ali. That phrase is specifically added to the call to prayer as part of the Shahada, so an anti-prompt on "Shahada" would have been nice. The tossup on sausage, which I assume was ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3961

Re: Penn Bowl @ U of T (Oct. 29th, 2016)

p-vs-vp wrote:I don't want to be a pendent (though I'm sure you understand the impulse), but how will seeding be done for this tournament?
A team shotgun race will be held before the tournament to determine seeding. It's definitely a better thing to base seeding on than silly stuff like PPB.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 61271

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

We have a change in our roster. Since Christine Irwin and Adam Swift have moved onto Arlo Lyle's team, our team has picked up Ian Greig as a fourth. I haven't gotten any emails about the 20th team; if Arlo, Christine, and Adam (and possibly others) are planning to team up, can you have one of them ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MacVanity III: The Return of Jeff Goldblum
Replies: 14
Views: 7551

Re: MacVanity III: The Return of Jeff Goldblum

5 packets from Imaginary Landscapes 3 were played following the conclusion of the main event. Jay Misuk overcame a bad case of negs to win. Scores were:

Jay: 120
Aaron: 115
Erik: 60
Rein: 50
Christine: 20
Anubhav: 20
Peter: -10
Luca: -25
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM [email protected] (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 7380

Re: Canadian MYSTERIUM [email protected] (April 23,2016)

Sigurd wrote: American teams may be interested to note that these fees are in CAD.
This is the real reason I keep coming to Canada.

I'll be playing this, of course.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1483

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Some comments: -I second Dennis's comment on the use of years as answerlines for sports questions. -Similarly, the "2007 Fiesta Bowl" tossup probably should have accepted the names of the teams in place of the year up to a certain point, since Boise State and Oklahoma have only played each other in ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (28/02/2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 10508

Re: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (27/02/2016)

Assuming the Canadian mirror hasn't moved to Maryland, I would like to register a team.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MacVanity @ McMaster - Nov. 22nd, 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4626

Re: MacVanity @ McMaster - Nov. 22nd, 2015

I'll be making the trip up to Canada for this (and Missouri Open the day before) and will be submitting a pack.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Aug 08, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)
Replies: 36
Views: 17115

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)

In case vague verbal registrations don't count, I'm showing up to this (Team TBD).

Side events:
1. SHEIKH
2. VICO
3. Tricon
4. Modern

Also, the VCU site (and possibly others) are doing bonus bouncebacks. Will there be plans to do that here?
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18479

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

Here is my pack
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sun Jun 07, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 18479

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

minusfive wrote:if anyone wants to contribute a pack from the States
I will assume this was primarily aimed at me, and will have a pack for this.
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu Apr 02, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7636

Re: Specific question discussion

From Packet 11: 14. A small mean squared error can be obtained by focusing on rules that are functions of one of these things, according to the Blackwell-Rao theorem. A complete, sufficient one of these things is independent of an ancillary one according to Basu’s theorem. The factorization theorem...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7636

Re: Specific question discussion

Could I see the tossup on "Nitrogen"? I felt it stayed in power for a surprisingly long time.

Also, I agree with Arjun that
p-vs-vp wrote:statistics is bae, and does not come up often enough
but I don't think that tossup played well. Could that be posted too?
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Tue Mar 17, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 10840

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

RIT will be sending a team (of me)
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37774

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

For 10 points each, name some subreddits: [10] The title character cannot into space in this subreddit of user created images with country flags as round objects. Notably, America wears sunglasses, Nazi Germany is a rectangle, and Israel is a cube. ANSWER: Polandball I would like to point out that ...
by Cosmas's Tabernacular Earth
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 10358

Re: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015

I am looking for teammates for this.