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by Jack
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 7094

Re: ACF and Powers

Certainly, though, if ACF sets became powermarked, it should be done meticulously, as you suggest.
by Jack
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 7094

Re: ACF and Powers

To be clear, I don't think powers are unfair, but they do play a role in the game's outcome in my opinion, just as negs do. That doesn't make them good or bad, just a note that if you're going to have powers, you have to place them carefully because they are important. That's true, sorry for misrep...
by Jack
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF and Powers
Replies: 20
Views: 7094

Re: ACF and Powers

I have no opinion on powers. I think they're fun and I wouldn't mind if quizbowl had them or didn't. I do question the assertion that powers play no role in affecting the outcome of games. In a 20 tossup packet, that's potentially 100 points in swing involving powers. This is certainly possible, bu...
by Jack
Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Princeton High School Invitational, March 3rd, IS 171 A
Replies: 5
Views: 5293

Re: Princeton High School Invitational, March 3rd, IS 171 A

Thanks to Princeton High School and especially Monty for a well-done tournament. It was great to help the local circuit, and hopefully some of us at Princeton University can help at more local HS and MS events in the future. Nice to see some new schools made it today, too. Hope to see some familiar ...
by Jack
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13526

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

Eric and Mike are hitting the nail on the head with their posts. I was following the discussion of the packet that was analyzed in the quiz bowl discord, and many of the questions had extremely skewed buzzpoints (and some even had major difficulty cliffs-- which are now represented as actual cliffs!...
by Jack
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13526

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

When I was a freshman, we got destroyed by Michigan and Chicago at our first tournament. Afterwards, I was pretty demoralized . I felt like JL, Auroni, and Will knew more than I'd ever know. However, instead quitting or complaining, I studied and got better. Sure, it was exhausting. Sure, we got ou...
by Jack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13526

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

am i supposed to read the thing about people who have played quizbowl for comparable amounts of time to the time he's been alive to say that he's younger than 10 years old then? I'd wager he's just taking the opportunity to voice his opinion, not to troll or anything. I say good for him since it sa...
by Jack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13526

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

yo I get that playing long questions tougher than you're used to is hard but please explain but you mean by "better pyramidality" I assume he's probably thinking something like "all the tossups in the beginning of questions are clues that are all equally too difficult followed by a difficulty cliff...
by Jack
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13526

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

In retrospect, and in response to Mike, I'll say that it might make more sense for a "DII" division to exist. While I certainly respect and support the notion that some early, harder clues can be used as a learning tool for even the best players, it is still empirically apparent that too many teams ...
by Jack
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats
Replies: 47
Views: 13526

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals detailed stats

As someone who is "new" to collegiate quiz bowl and the quiz bowl scene in general, I have to say I find Ryan's post particularly striking. I did not play this year's ACF Regionals (thanks Princeton final exam schedule), but two members of our team managed to make the trek. I heard from them and oth...
by Jack
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Philadelphia City Championship Tournament: March 17th
Replies: 4
Views: 2179

Re: Philadelphia City Championship Tournament: March 17th

monty wrote:Is this tournament for schools located within Philadelphia only?
I think it has been in the past, since it also serves as the qualifier for the PA Academic Competition.
by Jack
Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 10015

Re: ACF Fall 2017 Thanks and Discussion

We had a great time playing this set. There were some questions that I know other players said they thought were a little easy (mostly bonuses), but for the most part it was well received from what I heard. I should mention though that one bonus erroneously referred to Victor Hugo as the author of t...
by Jack
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 14458

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2017 (10/21/17)

Prelim stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4683/stats/prelims/ I know you guys don't have your stats done yet, but my name is erroneously listed as Edmonton (this was almost assuredly our fault). The correct spelling is "Edmondson." Can you guys change this by any chan...
by Jack
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 33464

Re: SQBS Help Thread

Okay thanks! Are there any tricks with the round/games, too? I assume no overlap on that.
by Jack
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 7
Views: 3282

Re: Fundraising

If your school lets you, sending mass solicitation letters to local businesses in exchange for listing them as a sponsor somewhere (or even just straight up asking them for $) can actually be very effective for the amount of time you have to put into it. Considering Hunter College HS is in NYC I ass...
by Jack
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: SQBS Help Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 33464

Re: SQBS Help Thread

Can two people working on the same tournament/division on different devices merge their files into one?