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by The Billiards Fool
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 393

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)

This post is reserved for field updates (which can also be found in the link above):

School (teams/buzzers/staffer):
Columbia (2/3/0)
Cornell (1/1/1)
Delaware (1/2/0)
Georgetown (2/1/0)
Maryland (1/1/1)
Millersville (1/4/0)
NYU (2/2/0)
Princeton (2/1/0)
Penn (3/3/1)

Total: 15/18/3
by The Billiards Fool
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 393

2020 ACF Regionals at Rutgers University (01/25/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Upper Mid-Atlantic site of 2020 ACF Regionals will be held at Rutgers University on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The tournament will take place at Scott Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8:15 AM in a tbd room in Scott Hall and gameplay beginning at 9 AM. I, Emmet...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall
Replies: 29
Views: 3300

Re: Abolish packet submission for ACF Fall

Before I say anything, I'll note my experience with packet submission has always been positive and I've always enjoyed it, even when it is a bit cumbersome at times. I also know nothing about the ACF Fall writing process besides what is public knowledge. That said, if there any reason the entire ACF...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5151

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

Thanks Will and the Columbia team for running this tournament! We had a great time. One thing I will say: I would generally not recommend having the field size be staffers * 2, which is what it seemed like yesterday, since it means all rooms run with one staffer. There were a handful of games yester...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

Staff is still a big need, so if you’re in the area and want to staff that’d be huge!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

This tournament will be played at columbia. Everything else (the set, etc) will stay the same. Please keep this in mind when signing up. The thread above will be edited to reflect this.
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Alternatively, we can squat rooms at Columbia, which I'd be all in favor of. If the listed free agents, the NYU regulars, Columbia team, and at least one other open team come we would have a solid 9-round RR right there.
I'd be cool with this as well if it's more convenient for people.
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Honestly, and I don't mean to be rude regarding what seems like a very large amount of logistical effort (I can sympathize), but there is very, very low chance I'd come play, even though I'm in NYC. CONVERSELY, there is a very, very high chance I'd play if this if it were an online mirror. Is there...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

This tournament will be a single day tournament, run on NASAT Packets 11-20. As there is currently only one team signed up, I'm going to make Wednesday night the deadline for determining whether or not this tournament runs, which will be contingent upon having enough interest. Therefore, if you're i...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Also, as an option, we can run packets 11-20 as a one day event to accommodate people who played the first ten at other sites like Jimenez.

EDIT: to be clear, this is what we will do automatically as long as like, one single person signed up has played packets 1-10. Seems dumb not to accommodate.
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3706

Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

I am pleased to announce that “Columbia” will be hosting a mirror of NASAT on August 17. DISCLAIMER Just like the NYC Open, this tournament will not be taking place in reserved rooms. We cannot reserve rooms in the summer, but the buildings and classrooms are open and air conditioned, and our intent...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"
Replies: 5
Views: 3918

Re: ACF Fall "Gentlemen's Agreements"

I don't really know about that. 1) I think that if your circuit wants to have a "gentleman's agreement" rule and the Midwest wants to knock each others' brains out on easy questions, why do you care what they do? That might sound a little bit snarky, but I mean it as a genuine question. Is there an...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 18
Views: 7817

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

I can only speak to the ~10% of the questions that I have any semblance of knowledge of, but this set was very hard, very real, and very fun. And, based on the reactions of others who played it/whom I read for, the other 90% is just as good. I’m very bad at this stuff and it’s not particularly inte...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9923

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

After a protest we (Shibeposting) defeated Dogeville East so we should be 9-2 and they should be 8-3.
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9923

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

If anyone would last minute like to join Ophir, Sam, and I for the main event lmk asap!

EDIT: jk
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Feb. 29, 2020)
Replies: 4
Views: 1880

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament XIV at New York University (Nov. 9, 2019)

Kellenberg has claimed this date for LIFT. Oof, that's my fault for only checking the opening post of that thread. I'll talk to our club and figure out what to do. Thanks for bringing that to my attention! Nah that's on me; it's been updated now and I'll make sure it always it. Sorry about that!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 8853

Re: NJ Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

East Brunswick HS will be hosting EB Pre Nats on April 18th, 2020. Obviously in the end, you are free to do what you want, but I'd say that scheduling a tournament the same day as NJ States seems unwise and bad for the circuit. I'd recommend hosting it one weekend earlier, when we have Open House. ...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9923

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Put me down as saying we should honor the hard work of those who provide the events for us by, yknow, playing them as written. Agreed. If it's too prohibitive to play MUSES I'd prefer another event (no idea which event I could be referring to) than a shortened version of MUSES. That way I can still...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards
Replies: 23
Views: 9448

Re: 2018-19 Players Choice Awards

ACF Nationals: NYU 160 - Stanford 145 NYU (finished t-38) going 10/0 with a 6 PPB (!!) to defeat Stanford (finished 12) is a pretty big one, though the weird circle of OSU, UVA, and Stanford all losing in semi-unpredictable ways still allowed Stanford to make top bracket so this didn't end up that ...
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Replies: 1
Views: 3019

Re: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

Beginning next week (the week of June 24th) practices will be on Wednesday nights at 8 PM. Street parking is available and free at 8 on Seminary Place.

This week practice will be tomorrow, Monday, June 17th.
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9923

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Perhaps this is because I'm not super interested in a ton of the side events, but is there a reason side events are prioritized over a full main event? (I don't remember the poll, so maybe it was a question on the poll?). I'd personally prefer not to abbreviate the main event, but obviously whateve...
by The Billiards Fool
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread
Replies: 59
Views: 9923

Re: GUERILLA NYC Summer Open Main Thread

Perhaps this is because I'm not super interested in a ton of the side events, but is there a reason side events are prioritized over a full main event? (I don't remember the poll, so maybe it was a question on the poll?). I'd personally prefer not to abbreviate the main event, but obviously whatever...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 9560

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

People should all change their votes to scattergories pls :/
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires @ Chicago Open (8/4)
Replies: 19
Views: 5121

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

Cheynem wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 10:14 pm
I'm happy to staff unless you have a surplus of staffers, and then will join a team that needs someone who knows nothing.
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NYC Summer Open date poll
Replies: 45
Views: 9560

Re: NYC Summer Open date poll

Again, if you're part of an NYC-based institution (and I know there are a lot of you!), and you think you could potentially help provide rooms for this event, pleeeeease let me know. What about an NYC-adjacent institution? I know NYC proper would be preferable but surely a tournament in New Jersey ...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)
Replies: 1
Views: 3019

NJ Summer Practices (at Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

This summer the Rutgers team will be hosting open summer practices at the Academic Building on Rutgers' College Avenue Campus (the address is 15 Seminary Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08901). If you are interested in attending, fill out this poll so we can decide on the best time for everyone. These prac...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 30, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Northeast Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020
Replies: 25
Views: 8853

NJ/NY/PA Date Claims Thread 2019-2020

Hey everyone! It's that time of the year again, so, without further ado, announce your NJ-area tournaments here! For reasons you can find in last year's date claims thread, this thread will once again be for NJ postings only. That said, we will include NY/lower CT/upper DE/western PA announcements a...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Rutgers A Nationals Submission
Replies: 1
Views: 3034

Re: Rutgers A Nationals Submission

Here is our packet (annotated to mention what was used and who wrote what)
by The Billiards Fool
Fri May 17, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Rutgers A Nationals Submission
Replies: 1
Views: 3034

Rutgers A Nationals Submission

I'm thinking of reading Rutgers' Nationals submission at 8 PM EST tonight, if there is enough interest (kinda late notice, i know). If not I'll postpone to allow people to plan. Let me know! (here or in the discord)
by The Billiards Fool
Mon May 06, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media
Replies: 26
Views: 10535

Re: NAQT, Outreach, and Social Media

was told to crosspost this from discord: Don’t mirror nationals sets after their corresponding nationals. Not being able to talk about question content really sucks. I feel that it legitimately hurts quizbowl’s social media presence when we can’t post about the actual content of the games, especial...
by The Billiards Fool
Thu May 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: California Summer Open(s)?
Replies: 15
Views: 7171

Re: California Summer Open(s)?

Cheynem wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:36 pm
Didn't This Must Be the Place get postponed for this year?
Yeah :/
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 19234

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

Why is literature the natural place to cut back? So yeah, you could make similar arguments that history is also ripe for a haircut. I guess some of this comes from the way the academy is currently structured ("history" questions are accessible to people with majors like Asian Studies, straight Hist...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 33435

Re: Player Poll 2019

Some folks I'd like to shill for (even though sometimes I assume they're already considered very good and me saying so will do nothing): (in lit) Jack Mehr should be high on your literature polls (in lit) Nathaniel Hull is a good literature player with solid generalist chops. I haven't researched we...
by The Billiards Fool
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ILLIAC at Brown
Replies: 7
Views: 2437

Re: ILLIAC at Brown

I don’t mean to impugn anyone, but in the future more advance notice would be helpful. Rutgers, for example, attended ILLIAC at JHU the day after PIANO and brought less players than anticipated because we weren’t sure this was happening (and I’ve talked to some other folks who have expressed similar...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: This Must Be The Place
Replies: 5
Views: 3465

Re: This Must Be The Place

Unfortunately we were all rather sidetracked by this or that and this tournament will not be ready by this summer. Our new goal is summer 2020, though it may be as early as Nats season 2020. Sorry for the delay!
by The Billiards Fool
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 4576

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

I would like to congratulate Maryland B on winning the tournament, with an overall record of 11-0. Thanks for coming out, and my apologies for any inconviniences that may have come up. Stats are avaliable here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5639/ Just out of preference, do y'all plan on post...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)
Replies: 14
Views: 4576

Re: 2019 ILLIAC @ JHU (3/31/19)

This was very well run and lots of fun (as was the set!). Thanks a ton to the writers and the JHU team/outside staffers!
by The Billiards Fool
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5238

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

James Hadley and I are currently playing this as a double and we’d appreciate some teammates (especially if you know science/rmpss). Message me if you’re interested in getting whallopped alongside us!
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 16
Views: 6038

Re: CO Matchmaking

If anyone wants a middling history and visual arts player who can sometimes get a little lit (but probably not much) message me!
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)
Replies: 9
Views: 3511

Re: Terrapin @ UMD (3/2/2019)

This was lots of fun. Thanks to Alex and the UMD team for both a very well run tournament and a fun set!
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)
Replies: 5
Views: 2500

Re: Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)

Just a non-participant snooping on my former HS's stats but it seems possible there is an error in the Biotech v. Trinity A game (unless Biotech actually bageled 12 bonuses).
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)
Replies: 16
Views: 5238

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

Are there plans for side events?
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

There seems to be a discrepancy between the stats on HSQB and the stats on NAQT. Penn D is shown to have a 10-4 overall record and Columbia C a 8-6 overall record on NAQT while HSQB shows Penn D to have a 9-5 record and Columbia C a 9-5 record. Also, HSQB shows Columbia C's PPB to be 20.72 while NA...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

At Saturday's tournament, following the 14 round schedule in D2 all teams were required to wait upwards of 30 minutes to determine if any ties needed to be broken. Johns Hopkins B, Princeton C, and Swarthmore were determined to be in a 3-way tie for fifth, and played on half-packets to determine fi...
by The Billiards Fool
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

We're finalizing some stats stuff up today but congratulations to our winners, Columbia A in Di and Maryland B in Dii. Congrats also to JHU A, who defeated UMD A in a tiebreaker game to take second place in Di. In Dii Columbia B and Penn C took second and third. As Eric has rightfully pointed out, I...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Because our fields are currently at 11 and 19 (and how incredibly convenient it would be to be at 12/20 or at least 12/19 or 11/20) I have opened registration until Thursday. If any teams have any more teams they would like to sign up I encourage people to sign up asap! EDIT: also we can never get e...
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NJ Date Claims 2018-19
Replies: 9
Views: 7804

Re: NJ Date Claims 2018-19

Rutgers will be hosting NJ States on April 20, 2019 on a TBD set
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)
Replies: 13
Views: 5158

Re: NAQT SCT @ Rutgers (2/9/19)

Few reminders:

There is about a week left before the registration deadline!

We need as many buzzers as we can get so if you have any you're not bringing or if you know where to access some let me know!
by The Billiards Fool
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Swarthmore (1/26)
Replies: 12
Views: 6054

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 (...