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by Arras Agility
Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO 2 (Regular HS, 2021-2022)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: CALISTO 2 (Regular HS, 2021-2022)

Current Mirrors:
  • Tennessee: Secret City Classic @ Roane State -- October 9
  • Georgia: CATT @ Chattahoochee HS -- November
  • Connecticut: CORGII @ Choate Rosemary Hall -- ~January
  • Northwest Ohio: Green Meadow Conference -- January - March
by Arras Agility
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO 2 (Regular HS, 2021-2022)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: CALISTO 2 (Regular HS, 2021-2022)

Additional Notes on the Distribution Based on stats from CALISTO 1 and other sets, we realized that many canonical answerlines get rather poor conversion, especially in Poetry, Physics, and Painting. As a result, we have decreased the size of several categories from 1/1 to .75/.75. To compensate, w...
by Arras Agility
Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO 2 (Regular HS, 2021-2022)
Replies: 2
Views: 570

CALISTO 2 (Regular HS, 2021-2022)

CALISTO 2, the sequel to CALISTO 1 , will be available for mirrors starting October 2, 2021 . This set will target high school regular difficulty, at the level of CALISTO 1 — this is also about the level of NAQT’s Invitational Series (IS) sets, but our set will differ substantially from IS sets in s...
by Arras Agility
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2021 PACE NSC Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 2301

Re: 2021 PACE NSC Discussion

I have assembled question-by-question conversion stats based on the scoresheets , which were shared in the Discord by Harry White, in case these are interesting to anyone. The stats include 20/10/dead numbers for tossups, 30/20/10/0 numbers for bonuses, and individual part conversion for bonuses. Ke...
by Arras Agility
Mon May 17, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Spring X "@" UCSD [5-22-2021]
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Re: Triton Spring X "@" UCSD [5-22-2021]

Due to lack of a sufficiently large field or interest in other teams from joining the field, we have unfortunately decided to cancel this tournament. We apologize to the interested teams and hope to see them at Triton Fall in the coming year. Good luck to those of the teams that are competing at nat...
by Arras Agility
Mon May 03, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: California NASAT Teams - Taking Applications
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Re: California NASAT Teams - Taking Applications

We have chosen teams; thanks to everyone who applied. We had a very strong group of applicants, and I'm proud to congratulate the teams that will represent California at NASAT. California A Nicholas Dai (Westview HS, 12) Karan Gurazada (Stanford Online HS, 12) Amogh Kulkarni (Arcadia HS, 11) Ryan Su...
by Arras Agility
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Spring X "@" UCSD [5-22-2021]
Replies: 2
Views: 1265

Triton Spring X "@" UCSD [5-22-2021]

The UCSD Quizbowl team is excited to announce that we will host Triton Spring X online on Saturday, May 22, 2021! This will be a high school tournament with a single division using the BHSAT XXX set . This tournament will be co-TDed between myself and Jack Kim. Eligibility: The tournament is only op...
by Arras Agility
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: California NASAT Teams - Taking Applications
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

California NASAT Teams - Taking Applications

California will not hold tryouts for our 2021 NASAT teams. Instead, I and Rohan Venkateswaran (UC Berkeley) will be selecting the teams on a "body-of-work" basis following an open application - that is, prospective players will submit a form to apply and we will select players based on tou...
by Arras Agility
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2021)
Replies: 14
Views: 4747

Where are you going to college next year? (2021)

Post in this thread if you are a high school senior who has committed to a college: tell us where you're going and how involved you plan to be in college quizbowl, if you know. Do not post in this thread if you have not committed yet; you shouldn't be posting to say that you're choosing between seve...
by Arras Agility
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: 2021 West Coast Championship Tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 1253

Re: 2021 West Coast Championship Tournament

Thanks to everyone who played and staffed the first West Coast Championship! We hope all teams had an enjoyable time. Congratulations to the teams that won the tournament: Arcadia won the Competitive division, defeating California's Westview A 380 - 200 in a one-game final. St. Francis won the Stand...
by Arras Agility
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Winter IX "@" UCSD [1-16-2021]
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Triton Winter IX "@" UCSD [1-16-2021]

Thanks to all the teams who played, and to all the staffers! The tournament went very smoothly. Congratulations to Arcadia and to Westview B, who respectively won Varsity and JV. Full stats are available at the tournament listing: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6734/ Hope to see all the SoCal...
by Arras Agility
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)
Replies: 8
Views: 4417

Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)

This is an open call for bids to host two final nationwide mirrors of TAILS - one for Pacific and Mountain time, and one for Eastern time. These mirrors may be at already-planned tournaments - in that case, this means that regional restrictions on teams for such tournaments would be relaxed to their...
by Arras Agility
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Winter IX "@" UCSD [1-16-2021]
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Re: Triton Winter IX "@" UCSD [1-16-2021]

We still need quite a few staff and will pay $20 for full-day external staffers.
by Arras Agility
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Triton Winter IX "@" UCSD [1-16-2021]
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Triton Winter IX "@" UCSD [1-16-2021]

The UCSD Quizbowl team is excited to announce that we will host Triton Winter IX online on Saturday, January 16, 2021. This will be a high school tournament with Junior Varsity and Varsity divisions. The Varsity division will use NAQT's IS-197 set, and the JV division will use IS-196A. These questio...
by Arras Agility
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IKEA West "@" UCSD [12-05-2020]
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

Re: IKEA West "@" UCSD [12-05-2020]

This happened; thanks to all teams who attended! Stats are up here . Stanford A defeated Berkeley A in the last prelim game, 360 - 330, and thus cleared the field to win the tournament. Berkeley B and Stanford B finished third and fourth, respectively, in the top bracket, which elected to play three...
by Arras Agility
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)
Replies: 8
Views: 4417

Re: TAILS (MS/HS easy, 2020-2021)

Good to hear you enjoyed running the set! I do have a couple thoughts of my own on the difficulty of the set I'd like to comment on. Firstly, at the middle school level there's a vast gulf between experienced and less-experienced teams, and TAILS was written thinking of newer players in particular. ...
by Arras Agility
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall IX "@" UCSD [11-14-2020]
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: Triton Fall IX "@" UCSD [11-14-2020]

This happened today! Stats are up on the database . Arcadia A defeated Santa Monica A 475 - 240 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the Varsity division; Scripps Ranch B defeated Canyon Crest B 310 - 285 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the JV division. Congratulations to ...
by Arras Agility
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IKEA West "@" UCSD [12-05-2020]
Replies: 1
Views: 1620

IKEA West "@" UCSD [12-05-2020]

The UCSD Quizbowl team is pleased to announce a mirror of IKEA to be held over Discord on Saturday, December 5. This is a medium-difficulty college set. This will be a closed mirror; all West Coast teams of students all at the same high school or university are eligible. The West Coast is defined to...
by Arras Agility
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall IX "@" UCSD [11-14-2020]
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Re: Triton Fall IX "@" UCSD [11-14-2020]

Current Field (as of 11/6): Varsity (10/10): Canyon Crest OLP Westview (2) Santa Monica (2) Arcadia Mt. Everest Scripps Ranch Rancho Bernardo JV (10/10): Canyon Crest (2) OLP Westview Santa Monica Arcadia Bonita Scripps Ranch North Hollywood Rancho Bernardo Waitlist: Westview (JV) Santa Monica (JV) ...
by Arras Agility
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall IX "@" UCSD [11-14-2020]
Replies: 2
Views: 1981

Triton Fall IX "@" UCSD [11-14-2020]

The UCSD Quizbowl team is excited to announce Triton Fall IX, to be hosted online on Saturday, November 14, 2020. This tournament will be open to high school teams and will have consist of two divisions: Junior Varsity and Varsity. The Varsity division will be a mirror of LONE STAR and the Junior Va...
by Arras Agility
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 California Fall Novice
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 California Fall Novice

Thanks to all the players and staffers who made this event a success! We hope everyone had an enjoyable experience.

Final statistics can be found on the database; Gunn won the tournament in the final over Santa Monica A, 415 - 355.
by Arras Agility
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 California Fall Novice
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

Re: 2020 California Fall Novice

Field, as of 10/9: Mission San Jose (2) Homestead Stanford Online (2) Vista del Lago (3) Sacramento Country Day King's Academy (2) Branham Bellarmine San Mateo Lowell (2) Fremont Christian (2) Arcadia SDSCPA (new) Amador Valley (2) Miramonte (new) Santa Monica (2) Washington (2) Our Lady of Peace Sa...
by Arras Agility
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2020 California Fall Novice
Replies: 2
Views: 2018

2020 California Fall Novice

UPDATES 9/28: Tournament gameplay will start promptly at 9 AM Pacific time (teams will have to be in the tournament server and ready by 8:40; we will hold an opening meeting before gameplay begins.), and we expect to end at 4 or 5 PM at the latest. We've expanded the field cap to 40 teams. Staff mem...
by Arras Agility
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: UCSD Scoresheets
Replies: 0
Views: 1418

UCSD Scoresheets

UCSD Scoresheets are a system for scorekeeping tournaments that have been been widely used at UCSD and other physical SoCal tournaments for the past few years, and are now being released to the general quizbowl public in light of the need for scorekeeping options for online tournaments. The system ...
by Arras Agility
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Online Quizbowl in the West
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

Re: The Online Quizbowl in the West

UW will also be hosting online summer practices over Discord, in our server here: https://discord.com/invite/sFevHKB. Practices will occur on Wednesdays (starting this Wednesday) and Sundays from 6-8 p.m. (the date and time may change in the future, but this is it for now). We welcome everyone who ...
by Arras Agility
Wed Jun 10, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Online Quizbowl in the West
Replies: 12
Views: 3183

The Online Quizbowl in the West

Because of The Situation, almost all if not all quizbowl tournaments that will happen this fall will probably be online. Although online tournaments are worse than in-person ones in many respects, one upside they do have is that online closed tournaments that have more than one mirror don't need to ...
by Arras Agility
Fri May 22, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Paired Tossups and Bonuses
Replies: 50
Views: 14162

Re: Paired Tossups and Bonuses

The hotter take is that bonuses end up making a difference in a very small number of games. I've often wondered if anyone has analyzed a tossup/bonus tournament to see how the records change if only the tossup points were in play. Does anyone have data to share? I just did a quick-and-dirty analysi...
by Arras Agility
Wed May 20, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 10186

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

All mirrors have finished and the set has been posted . I'm glad to hear the overwhelmingly positive response to the set, and would like to thank all the writers and editors who made it as good as it; in particular, Justine was an excellent head editor and contributed tons of labor to this project. ...
by Arras Agility
Mon May 18, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO Online (5/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: CALISTO Online (5/16)

This happened! Thanks to all the staff and players who contributed to the smooth running of one of the largest Discord tournaments ever. Stats are available on the database . In Competitive, Georgetown Day A defeated "Akbar and the Boys" 510 - 260 to win the division, while Detroit Country...
by Arras Agility
Mon May 11, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO Online (5/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: CALISTO Online (5/16)

Registered teams and staff have been sent a logistics email. Also, I still welcome more staff; all staff will be paid $20 for a full day.
by Arras Agility
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO Online (5/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: CALISTO Online (5/16)

Field update: the field caps for both divisions have been expanded to 16 teams each. Keep those registrations coming!
Woody wrote: Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:59 am Also, I assume coaches will be allowed to spectate matches but will need to have their microphones muted?
Yes.
by Arras Agility
Thu Apr 16, 2020 4:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO Online (5/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

Re: CALISTO Online (5/16)

Do we have a rough idea yet of how many packets will be played? Will it be TU-only, or TU+bonus? If TU+bonus, how much time will be given on bonuses? Will answers be given via voice or text? We plan to have 10ish rounds of tossups and bonuses. It's a month out and we're still considering policy on ...
by Arras Agility
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO Online (5/16)
Replies: 7
Views: 3010

CALISTO Online (5/16)

The editors and writers of CALISTO will run a Discord online mirror on May 16. This is a closed, general mirror: only teams of players in high school or below, all from the same school, are eligible. Any teams, regardless of region, that have not already played the set are welcome to register. We wi...
by Arras Agility
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO Academic Tournament (Discord, March 22nd) [TX Only]
Replies: 6
Views: 1745

Re: CALISTO Academic Tournament (Discord, March 21st)\

The CALISTO team would like to clarify that this is a closed regional mirror - i.e. only Texas teams will be allowed to play. To accomodate other teams, we may have future online mirrors restricted to teams from other regions, a general online mirror, and possibly in-person sites for the 2020-2021 s...
by Arras Agility
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [Cancelled] Triton Spring (4/25) & Triton Pre-Nationals (5/16)
Replies: 0
Views: 711

[Cancelled] Triton Spring (4/25) & Triton Pre-Nationals (5/16)

Due to university restrictions on campus events prompted by COVID-19, UCSD will not be able to host Triton Spring on April 25 or Triton Pre-Nationals on May 16 as previously planned, barring near-miracles. We apologize to any teams that were planning on attending, and will welcome such teams to our ...
by Arras Agility
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima XXI--January 18, 2020 Wilmette, IL
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

Re: Loyola Ultima XXI--January 18, 2020 Wilmette, IL

Thanks to everyone who played CALISTO! We hope you enjoyed the set. If you'd like to discuss it, there is now a private discussion forum available that you can join from your User Control Panel; alternatively, you can join our discussion Discord.
by Arras Agility
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SHATEYAHRONYA V @ OBHS 1.11.20 (CALISTO/PSACA/SCOP MS) Delaware, OH
Replies: 8
Views: 1964

Re: SHATEYAHRONYA V @ OBHS 1.11.20 (CALISTO/PSACA/SCOP MS) Delaware, OH

Thanks to everyone who played CALISTO! We hope you enjoyed the set. If you'd like to discuss it, there is now a private discussion forum available that you can join from your User Control Panel; alternatively, you can join our discussion Discord.
by Arras Agility
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter VIII @ UCSD [1-11-20]
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Triton Winter VIII @ UCSD [1-11-20]

Thanks to all the players who came to Triton Winter, especially those who made the trip from LA or Las Vegas, as well as all our staffers. Congratulations to Arcadia, who defeated Westview "C" 415 - 230 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Stats are now up on the...
by Arras Agility
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SoCal State Championships @ UCSD [2-15-2020]
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

SoCal State Championships @ UCSD [2-15-2020]

The UCSD Quizbowl team will host the 2020 NAQT Southern California State Championship, to be held at UCSD on Saturday, February 15, 2020. The tournament will be run on NAQT IS-192. This will be a tournament open to all high school teams. Pricing: Any new schools (a school that did not play a tournam...
by Arras Agility
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter VIII @ UCSD [1-11-20]
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Re: Triton Winter VIII @ UCSD [1-11-20]

Field as of 1/9 (teams/buzzers/staffers): Clark (NV) - 1/0/0 Santa Monica - 2/0/0 University City - 1/1/0 Westview - 3/2/0 Canyon Crest - 2/1/0 Del Norte - 3/0/1 Viewpoint - 1/1/0 Serra - 1/1/0 Scripps Ranch - 1/3/0 We are closing the field after these registrations; any subsequent teams to register...
by Arras Agility
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter VIII @ UCSD [1-11-20]
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

Triton Winter VIII @ UCSD [1-11-20]

The UCSD Quizbowl team is excited to announce Triton Winter VIII, to be hosted on our campus on Saturday, January 11, 2020. This tournament will be open to all high school teams and will mirror the LOGIC set. Pricing: New schools (schools that did not play a tournament in the 2018-2019 season) will ...
by Arras Agility
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 10186

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

CALISTO is 68% complete, and still looking for mirrors in many regions! We have also decided, on Ankit's suggestion, to waive the mirror fee for teams that hosts would charge $10 or less from schools classified under Title I of the ESEA; we hope that this policy will help hosts in efforts to expand ...
by Arras Agility
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 10186

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

Current Mirrors: Pennsylvania: HVQR @ State College HS -- January 11 (cancelled) Ohio: SHATEYAHRONA @ Olentangy Berlin HS -- January 11 Illinois: Loyola Ultima @ Loyola Academy -- January 18 Northeast Missouri: PAWS @ Palmyra HS -- February 8 Southwest Missouri: MARS @ Fort Osage HS -- February 8 N...
by Arras Agility
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 10186

CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

CALISTO (CALIfornia Spring TOurnament), a regular-difficulty high school set, will be available for mirrors starting January 4, 2020. Writers/Editors The set will be written by various Californians, and head-edited by Justin French. Our editing team also includes Shahar Schwartz, Avinash Iyer, Jeffr...
by Arras Agility
Sat May 18, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Thanks to everyone who staffed or attended! "Team WV" won the tournament in the second game of an advantaged final against a team of Noah Prince and Nolan Dannels. Complete stats are up.
by Arras Agility
Mon May 06, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

Eric is right that this tournament is primarily targeted towards high school teams. There are few enough high school teams in SoCal at a high enough level that this tournament would in all likelihood not be feasible as a high school-only nats-prep tournament - just last Saturday on a HS-regular set,...
by Arras Agility
Mon May 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Re: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

This tournament has changed questions from ICT DII and will instead be run on Florida Spring as an open tournament. Eligibility is now open to all players who haven't played the set, which in particular means IPNCT and ICT participants are now eligibile.
by Arras Agility
Sun May 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)
Replies: 6
Views: 2614

Triton Pre-Nats @ UCSD (5/18)

The UCSD Quizbowl team will host Triton Prenats, to be held at UCSD on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The tournament will be run on Florida Spring . This is an open tournament, so college teams, high school teams, chimera teams, and college alumni are all allowed to play. A team formation spreadsheet is av...
by Arras Agility
Sun May 05, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring IX @ UCSD
Replies: 1
Views: 1981

Re: Triton Spring IX @ UCSD

This happened today; congratulations to Arcadia A, who cleared the field by four games to win the Varsity division, and Francis Parker, who won the second game of an advantaged final against Arcadia C in JV. Thanks to all the players and staffers who came! Stats are here.
by Arras Agility
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring IX @ UCSD
Replies: 1
Views: 1981

Triton Spring IX @ UCSD

The UCSD Quizbowl team will host Triton Spring IX, to be held at UCSD on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The tournament will have a Varsity division, mirroring BHSAT , and a Junior Varsity division, tentatively mirroring IS-184A. Eligibility: The Varsity division will be open to all high school teams. The Ju...