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by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7501

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

If the site at W&M is postponed/cancelled Maryland will come to this site.
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Dec 19, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 32460

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

Depending on what I can get done in the next couple of days, I might have some impossible speedcheck rejects. If I get really ambitious, I'll have a packet of (at least fairly) famous MLB/NBA/NCAAB plays.
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 6193

Re: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)

Can I please see the opera tossup? I'd also like to see the prime number bonus. In an episode of Arthur, Muffy doesn’t want to attend one of these events, and Rodney Gilfry helps the kids stage one of them. In an episode of The Simpsons, Bart is forced to attend one of these events after being mist...
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 4884

Re: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)

I found the general difficulty of the set to be much higher than a regular level set, much worse than HFT, though I think HFT had longer length questions. I'm sorry that the set was so hard. We did edit it to tone it down, but clearly did not tone it down enough. I have to say that I found the inco...
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)
Replies: 51
Views: 37126

Re: George Oppen at U. Maryland (21 Feb. 2015)

So, there are going to be side events as well here, but I need to know what people are interested in so we can get a schedule going. Here are the things that are definitely happening: Impossible Speedchecks: Written by the UMD team. Cost will be $5 per person, with $4 going to PACE. I have pretty mu...
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 28732

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

the charm wrote:On a related note: how are mirrors in other regions shaping up? I'd like to know if a Midwest site is happening before I sit down and write a whole packet.
A UIUC mirror has just been confirmed!
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 28732

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

List of Mirrors: Canada: McMaster - 3/21 Northeast: Yale (duh) - 4/4 Mid-Atlantic: Maryland (duh) - 3/14 Southeast: Lousiville - 4/4 Texas/Gulf Coast: Louisiana Tech - 3/14 Great Lakes: UIUC - 3/14 Ohio/Michigan: Kenyon - 4/4 California: Cal Tech - 4/25 As you can see, we're still looking for a bunc...
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen - 2/21/15
Replies: 39
Views: 35304

Re: George Oppen - 2/21/15

Ukonvasara wrote:Did Maryland ever post an announcement thread for their site?
We haven't yet, but it will be up very soon.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (11/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (11/16)

This tournament has been postponed to the spring. I'll find a new date for this within the next couple of days.
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Mid-Atlantic SCT (moved to Virginia)
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

NAQT Mid-Atlantic SCT (moved to Virginia)

The University of Maryland MAQT is pleased to invite you to the NAQT SCT. This tournament will take place in Jimenez Hall on February 7th, 2015. Please be there by 8:30; rounds will begin at nine and we would like to start as promptly as possible. This tournament will have separate DI and DII fields...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Nov 01, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (11/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Re: Delta Burke at UMD (11/16)

Hey, we've had a few recent signups for this, but would love to get some more registrations. If you're planning on coming, go ahead and e-mail me!
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewrite]
Replies: 20
Views: 10253

Re: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewr

We hope you enjoyed the UMD Spring set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "Maryland Spring 2014 dis...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Questions Discussion (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 32
Views: 10347

Re: Specific Questions Discussion

This is an incredibly minor thing, but it seems like the Braque Triptych was van der Weyden's only work for private display, while the question says public display.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 6193

Re: Question Specific Discussion

Thanks for taking the time and effort to post that, Jason. I agree with many of your criticisms of the set and we have worked on fixing the errors and toning down the hard parts. I will say that, in general, I find criticism of the placement of power markings a bit inane and not super helpful. That ...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt J's Stuff (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 11
Views: 5101

Re: Matt J's Stuff

I posted this in another thread: The film tossups I remember were pretty awful. The FMJ tossup went from a lead-in probably taken from Wikipedia to one of the most famous scenes in the movie. The Bunuel lead-in was basically, "this guy did Surrealist stuff!".
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 4884

Re: General Discussion

One of the biggest problems I saw with this set was the general lack of answer line instructions for a lot of the tossups--the UCSD site had a shortage of experienced moderators, and it was worrying to see tossups that said "..._Mobutu_" but did not include something like (accept ".....
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 15998

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

This strikes me as incorrect. To turn this into a learning experience, I was under the impression that Cronenberg was known for his "body horror" style and Naked Lunch, but was declining in relevancy and "artistic merit" (however you want to define it) recently; I'd genuinely ap...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Oct 20, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Will's Questions (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 41
Views: 9247

Re: Will's Questions

Why is Italian independence not acceptable for Italian unification? The war following the Treaty of Plombieres is frequently called the Second War of Italian Independence.
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 15998

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

I'm curious as to why a tossup on a central concept from a very-well known cartoon is to be labeled a "less" legitimate form of trash simply because people who are half your age can enjoy it as well. Would people be labeling this question as "funn" if it happened to be on some i...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 15998

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

Why was the tossup on the Airbending thing not a "tossup 0" instead of a real tossup? If my team had lost a game based on that funn tossup I would have been very upset. Yeah, it was never claimed that this tournament would not have trash. Having trash in only one round in service of the d...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 15998

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

Why was the tossup on the Airbending thing not a "tossup 0" instead of a real tossup? If my team had lost a game based on that funn tossup I would have been very upset.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 4884

Re: General Discussion

Perhaps most teams would 20 those? I'd say this at least for the Four Seasons bonus. Perhaps I'm just out of the loop for high school difficulty, but if someone's looked at any top fifty list for music, The Four Seasons is bound to be up there, along with Flight of the Bumblebee, and they are among...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 27
Views: 4884

Re: General Discussion

Nigel Kennedy’s 1989 recording of this work is one of the best-selling classical recordings in history. For 10 points each: [10] Name this set of four violin concerti originally included in The Contest Between Harmony and Invention that depicts the different divisions of the year. ANSWER: The Four ...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 6193

Re: Question Specific Discussion

TSIAJ wrote:
Thanks!
Yes, the United States tossup was music-related (a bunch of clues on composers from here, etc.)
I found it and edited it in.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Specific Discussion (Maryland Spring 2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 6193

Re: Question Specific Discussion

May I see the following: Dvorak Symhony No. 9 Cage Schubert Flute United States Britten Swan Lake Four Seasons/Vivaldi/Corelli bonus ?/?/Glazunov bonus Sibelius/Karelia Suite/? bonus Thanks! Many of the themes in this symphony were inspired by Harry T. Burleigh, who arranged it. This symphony’s sec...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific Questions Discussion (2014 Penn Bowl)
Replies: 32
Views: 10347

Re: Specific Questions Discussion

The film tossups I remember were pretty awful. The FMJ tossup went from a lead-in probably taken from Wikipedia to one of the most famous scenes in the movie. The Bunuel lead-in was basically, "this guy did Surrealist stuff!".
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall @ UCSD (10/18/2014) [UMD]
Replies: 4
Views: 2485

Re: Triton Fall @ UCSD (10/18/2014) [UMD]

We hope you enjoyed the UMD Spring set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "Maryland Spring 2014 dis...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 10/18/2014)
Replies: 11
Views: 5379

Re: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green, KY, 10/18/20

We hope you enjoyed the UMD Spring set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "Maryland Spring 2014 dis...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke at UMD (11/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

Delta Burke at UMD (11/16)

Hello! The University of Maryland is delighted to invite you to our mirror of Chris Borglum's always fantastic Delta Burke tournament on Sunday, November 16th! This tournament is geared toward those in their freshman and sophomore years of college. That said, we'd be delighted to welcome older novic...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN, Matt's Categories
Replies: 22
Views: 6690

Re: PADAWAN, Matt's Categories

I tried to take a holistic approach ala Westbrook from this past year's nationals and have a good mix of questions on practice, theology/philosophy, and history/geography in the religion distribution. For history, I basically took Matt's tack and tried to keep a consistent difficulty while asking a...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography and Current Events (2014 PADAWAN)
Replies: 30
Views: 6750

Re: Geography and Current Events

This is the question I submitted for the military bases bonus. It says to straight up accept army, naval, and air bases; let me check if it got edited to say otherwise: A large one of these facilities is located at Andrews in Prince George’s County, Maryland. For 10 points each: [10] Name this type...
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography and Current Events (2014 PADAWAN)
Replies: 30
Views: 6750

Re: Geography and Current Events

I definitely don't think you skewed too easy. I thought most of the stuff was good (South Africa stands out in particular), but a few were just bad. That Coney Island tossup was awful. It basically said that this is a place in New York with an amusement park after the first 1.5 sentences. Also, that...
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)
Replies: 19
Views: 12130

COTTAGE BOWL at the University of Maryland (2/22)

I am delighted to invite you to COTTAGE Bowl, written by the entirety of Canada, at the University of Maryland, College Park. This tournament will be held on February 22nd, 2015(!), the day after our mirror of George Oppen, in Jimenez Hall. For the global COTTAGE Bowl announcement see here: http://h...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)
Replies: 9
Views: 5088

Re: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)

Field is updated as of right now. I would like to point out that 4 of the top 16 teams in Fred's rankings are attending. Sign up!
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)
Replies: 9
Views: 5088

Re: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)

This tournament is rapidly filling up so get your registrations in soon!
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 76234

Re: Preseason Poll

Has anyone heard anything about Louisville? They had a very solid team last year, and if they're returning their key players they should get some recognition. Austin Brownlow is going to Stanford. I'm not sure yet if Ram is coming back. EDIT: Who is coming back for Brown? And my impression is that ...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 76234

Re: Preseason Poll

The Predictable Consequences wrote:I believe Stephen Liu graduated from Harvard and is starting law school at Columbia.
I think he's staying at Harvard. Does anyone know if Kurtis coming back to Michigan?
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 76234

Re: Preseason Poll

Alberta loses Trevor, right? And MIT loses Neil.
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)
Replies: 9
Views: 5088

Re: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)

This tournament has received Platinum Certification from PACE! That means that the top 25% of teams will qualify for the NSC.
by Gonzagapuma1
Wed Aug 06, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014 discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4709

Re: VCU Open 2014 discussion

Minor: It might be worth checking to see if the clue using the word naufragium could be made a bit more specific to chariot races; as far as I know that word literally means "shipwreck," though I guess it can refer to vehicular crashes in general. Thanks for pointing this out. I changed t...
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at University of Maryland
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Summer Practices at University of Maryland

These are back on for this week and will run through August. Also, we're going to see Guardians of the Galaxy after practice on Thursday, so come on out!
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 30539

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

This weekend suffered from enough issues that I think it's time to open up a larger conversation about side event scheduling. For those of you who weren't there, I'll provide a basic recap of what happened. Before the tournament, Matt announced that the weekend's schedule would be VCU Open, then Im...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Summer Practices at University of Maryland
Replies: 4
Views: 2122

Re: Summer Practices at University of Maryland

Practice will be canceled this week due to various people being out of town/working on VCUO.
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Tournament Available for Fall
Replies: 4
Views: 3754

Re: UMD Tournament Available for Fall

Confirmed Mirrors:

Chattahoochee (GA)
High Tech (NJ)
Raleigh Charter (NC)
Western Kentucky University (KY)
UCSD (CA)
Jefferson City (MO)
Rice University (TX)
by Gonzagapuma1
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2014: August 2
Replies: 57
Views: 30539

Re: VCU Open 2014: August 2

Me and possibly Isaac Hirsch(??) are looking for teammates for the non-VCUO stuff. Email me if interested!
by Gonzagapuma1
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)
Replies: 9
Views: 5088

UMD Fall, 9/20/14 (NAQT)

The Maryland Academic Quiz Team is delighted to invite you to our kind of annual fall tournament to be held on September 20th, 2014. This tournament will be held at Jimenez Hall and will be run on IS-138. The base cost for this tournament is $70 and $65 for each subsequent team per school. Checks sh...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 30342

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

UMD and Yale are collaborating on a regular difficulty packet submission tournament titled SUMMIT(or something equally dumb). It will be run on the second weekend of March. Crap, that's usually when our exams are. Hopefully there is a mirror in the Northeast somewhat earlier. None of the details of...
by Gonzagapuma1
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 30342

Re: 2014-15 Schedule Discussion

UMD and Yale are collaborating on a regular difficulty packet submission tournament titled SUMMIT(or something equally dumb). It will be run on the second weekend of March.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that the head editor will be Christopher Klaus Manners.
by Gonzagapuma1
Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 41
Views: 24800

Re: DC Metro 2014-15 Date Claim Thread

UMD is claiming 9/20 for our fall tournament. We are most likely using the first IS set (138).