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by Susan
Mon Oct 15, 2012 1:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)
Replies: 41
Views: 20546

Re: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)

Sorry for rendering that extremely confusing by leaving out key "and/or"s. I've edited my message above--is this clearer now?

(The answer to David's question remains "yes".)
by Susan
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)
Replies: 41
Views: 20546

Re: ACF Fall Northeast @ Harvard (11/03/12)

We would be able to register as an Undergrad and Division II as long as all of our players are either in their first two years of college or their first two years of quizbowl, right? Yes. In case anyone's curious about the general case, to be an undergrad team, all of your players must have graduat...
by Susan
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Logic of an Upper Midwest ACF Regionals Site
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Re: The Logic of an Upper Midwest ACF Regionals Site

Collapsing the Upper Midwest into the (traditionally) Chicago-area site might be difficult, especially if (as I hope!) the number of teams in the area who choose to play ACF Fall grows. Unless things have changed radically since I left, it's hard--impossible?--for Chicago to get 16+ rooms.
by Susan
Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Vanderbilt University 11/3/12
Replies: 40
Views: 15430

Re: ACF Fall South at Vanderbilt University 11/3/12

Rahul0774 wrote:Who can I email concerning questions about applicable discounts?
Hi, Rahul--you can email me at [email protected] .
by Susan
Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Vanderbilt University 11/3/12
Replies: 40
Views: 15430

Re: ACF Fall South at Vanderbilt University 11/3/12

Fred wrote:What's the entry fee setup?
The entry fee is $120/team--full information on discounts can be found here.
by Susan
Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Seeking Host Bids
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Seeking Host Bids

As we now have a site for ACF Nationals, no further bids are sought. Thanks, and we hope to see you at Columbia this April!
by Susan
Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Seeking Host Bids
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Seeking Host Bids

Is there any inducement to a host (eg, some portion of registration fees, baked goods, etc.)? It probably won't affect my decision to bid, but it's worth knowing. Indeed there is! For ACF Nationals, the host school will receive $20 per team in attendance for use of the rooms, $10 per staffer provid...
by Susan
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Seeking Host Bids
Replies: 5
Views: 1550

ACF Nationals 2013: Seeking Host Bids

Hello all--We are currently seeking a host site for ACF Nationals, to be held the weekend of April 27-28. You can now bid to host ACF Nationals using this form . We are looking to receive as many bids as possible from many different institutions. Completing the bid form should take about 30 minutes ...
by Susan
Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL
Replies: 31
Views: 8520

Re: NIU HS Mirror of ACF Fall: November 3, 2012 in DeKalb, IL

Would having played a set like D2 ICT at a high school tournament count as playing a college tournament for packet writing requirements? By extent, would playing this count as having played a college tournament for future packet writing requirements? So long as it was a HS tournament, this shouldn'...
by Susan
Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!
Replies: 47
Views: 9616

Re: Welcome to a New Year of The National History Bee & Bowl!

One way to handle this would be to have multiple National cities and weekends, and then fly the winning teams and students from each division in to DC (or, potentially somewhere else) for the final site. ... This also has the added advantage of giving most teams and students the choice of different...
by Susan
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility of various British institutions
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

Re: Eligibility of various British institutions

Kyle--the OU players should contact one of the people on the ACF eligibility committee (this year, Matt Bollinger, Chris Ray, and Jonathan Magin) so that the committee can tell them whether they are eligible or not.
by Susan
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility of various British institutions
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

Re: Eligibility of various British institutions

It does indeed. For collegiate tournaments, players must be taking classes for credit (or doing equivalent undergraduate or graduate work) in a degree program , during the academic year in which the tournament takes place, under the aegis of the school for which they are playing. People who are just...
by Susan
Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility of various British institutions
Replies: 16
Views: 3057

Re: Eligibility of various British institutions

Are the OU players all in degree programs, or are they just taking classes?
by Susan
Sun Aug 19, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: more missing pages from the NAQT results archive
Replies: 9
Views: 6697

Re: more missing pages from the NAQT results archive

Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson wrote:Finally! Who Jeff from Georgia was had been keeping me up at night.
Yeah, it sure is comically ridiculous that posters in this thread are taking the time to do what Jeff asked and provide the missing information!
by Susan
Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clock theory
Replies: 22
Views: 8291

Re: Clock theory

Another possible solution might be to allow or encourage some coaches who are also good moderators to read the tournament. I don't know how possible it is to do so while still ensuring unbiased moderators. This is why we do not normally have coaches read at HSNCT (because the card system means that...
by Susan
Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCCAT available for mirrors.
Replies: 19
Views: 3371

Re: DCCAT available for mirrors.

Literature 5/5 American literature: 1/1 British literature: 1/1 European literature from 500 CE onwards: 1/1 World (anything not covered above and not originally written in English): 1/0 or 0/1 Anything you want, including ancient European literature, more of any category above, or combinations of ...
by Susan
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 33455

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

(3) I admitted that my examples were not recent, all but conceding that tone has not been such a problem in the last, say, year. Realizing this myself, I asked if this was by design or by coincidence. I waited on a response, because if the answer is the former option, then perhaps nothing additiona...
by Susan
Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012
Replies: 131
Views: 41310

Re: CO History Doubles: 7/22/2012

The packet with the most repeats with other packets was the Gerten-Weinreich packet; consequently, they will get to play on the team of three with Charles Hang. Were the repeats edited (sorry, "redacted") out of the other packets, or did this team just get to expect that some number of the question...
by Susan
Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7976

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Oh wait, yeah, that was just me getting two different weekends confused. Whoops. So what about the 6th? I know most of us would really prefer not to have two nationals on consecutive weekends, but we can at least talk about it. A few things to point out: -This gives the editors three weeks less to ...
by Susan
Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Clock theory
Replies: 22
Views: 8291

Re: Clock theory

(Some related stats: 77.3% of 2012 HSNCT games heard at least 20 tossups; 94.9% heard at least 18 tossups; and 98.8% heard at least 17 tossups. So we are talking about a comparatively very small number of tossups here; and the relevant unfairness would be even smaller, given that many, perhaps most...
by Susan
Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7976

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Sorry if I was unclear, I meant the weekend immediately before (April 20 in this case). If it's too late to change the date this year, that's unfortunate for us, but I'd understand. I'd just be disappointed if this weekend became the permanent choice. Also, I'd question whether or not a later date ...
by Susan
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hey it's time to talk about tone! (LIVE CHAT AUGUST 13)
Replies: 116
Views: 33455

Re: Hey it's time to talk about tone!

Like all red-blooded American males, I enjoy making a good gimmick account/post. They are funny and, when used sparingly, can be just the thing a thread needs [maybe some levity?]. Anyway, I'd just like to make my dissatisfaction with the "only staff can have gimmick accounts" rule, because I don't...
by Susan
Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7976

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

I would be interested to see what people think about moving back to March, given that the tournament is during or immediately before finals for many schools. I would definitely prefer a March date. Two big problems with a March date are that you run into spring breaks at quarter-system schools, whi...
by Susan
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7976

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Don't most semester schools have finals the first week of May? A quick search of six schools shows that ACF Nationals is the weekend before finals for us and Penn and is in the middle of finals for Ohio State, Virginia, and Michigan. I realize that not everyone's schedule can be accommodated, but g...
by Susan
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANFORTAS - Myth Tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 9519

Re: ANFORTAS - Myth Tournament

While I am delighted to play this tournament, you are aware that theoi is almost entirely sourced from primary texts, and that a source like Pseudo-Apollodorus or even Hyginus is no less "primary" than the Iliad, right? Pfft, "the Iliad". Ike will only be using PRIMARY texts. You know, texts writte...
by Susan
Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I propose a quizbowl video project
Replies: 24
Views: 6495

Re: I propose a quizbowl video project

From reviewing my sad attempt to record the finals match of nsc and listening to Mike Bentley's recording, I feel like you should have a camera set on each team (maybe a third camera on the moderator) in order to reduce panning and at least three microphones in order to made a decent high quality v...
by Susan
Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 72249

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Speaking of things that make tournaments run faster, what is the staffing situation for CO?
by Susan
Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 72249

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Some teams will invariably take "thirty minutes to grab lunch" to mean "saunter over to another corner of Hyde Park, stand in line for a popular restaurant at peak hour, then slowly eat the food before walking back at an even slower pace". But having pizza as a standard option will reduce the numbe...
by Susan
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 72249

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

I hope that we can establish some kind of central lunch system, and that the tournament directors will have the iron will to prevent it from being derailed by players who complain that they might have to eat their second or third favorite kind of pizza rather than their dream food. Our team has the...
by Susan
Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE
Replies: 62
Views: 26813

Re: YMIR- Mythology tournament- 6/9/12 at PACE

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Hate to be that guy, but--

Will the set be posted somewhere?
One hopes not til after it runs at NASAT and/or KABO.
by Susan
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5549

Re: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

Our plan has been for Jerry to order the trophies online and have them shipped directly to the sites I think a blanket approach to enforcing these rules in regions such as the UK with a paucity of established teams will discourage participation and will discourage teams from hosting. It would be ve...
by Susan
Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 13217

Re: PACE NSC 2012 Set Discussion

All of the posts that were only about the question on "going to hell", the protest that it engendered, and the resolution of that protest have been moved here.
by Susan
Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 51286

Re: 2012 NAC

Maxwell's Sexual Relations wrote: On another note, as someone who has heard "Uncle Ernie" moderate at the 2010 JNAC...
Wait--does this guy willingly go by "Uncle Ernie"? Yikes.
by Susan
Tue Jun 05, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names
Replies: 29
Views: 8047

Re: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names

Obviously, some compound last names are evident by hyphens in name, such as David Lloyd-George , Alfred Radcliffe-Brown or Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov , so there shouldn't be any excuse for only giving the last half there in those situations. Actually, David Lloyd George's surname isn't (typically) hyp...
by Susan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5549

Re: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

Hi, Jared-- The $50 figure for the trophies is an approximation; for one thing, it assumes that each site will have enough undergrad and DII teams to award each of those trophies, which may not actually be the case. Also, as we go forward with this system, we will continue to look for ways to minimi...
by Susan
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5549

Re: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

Will it be possible for hosts to purchase the trophies themselves? This is not to provide opportunities to cheap out, but rather due to the fact that having to arrange mail delivery of trophies to the host school is one more thing to worry about. (even moreso if they have to cross a national border...
by Susan
Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5549

Re: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

Hi, Bryce-- ACF has required hosts to provide trophies and book prizes for top teams/players for at least three years (since we started publishing guidelines for hosts in 2009). The new rule only changes who buys the trophies, not whether they're required, and it's disappointing (though, unfortunate...
by Susan
Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 72249

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

For navigational purposes, do we know where on campus we'll be for this? Not yet. Apparently the Chicago room reservation process has changed since last year. I mean, I'd be rather surprised if you weren't somewhere between 57th Street and 59th Street north-south and between Ellis Avenue and Univer...
by Susan
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5549

Re: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

How will teams register for tournaments? Will there be a website for online registration (like with SCT), or will we register with tournament editors? The former would be preferable, incidentally. It'll be online registration using a web form. The page that I linked above describing the new system ...
by Susan
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 5549

Changes for ACF tournaments in 2012-2013

Hello all-- ACF has made a few changes that will affect how its tournaments are run next year. They are: -Starting with ACF Fall, teams will no longer pay their tournament fees to their local host; instead, they will register for tournaments directly with ACF and pay by sending their fee directly to...
by Susan
Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012
Replies: 113
Views: 72249

Re: Chicago Open 2012 - July 21, 2012

Is scaring up another team and revisiting the exciting 17-team round-robin plan of 2008 a possibility?
by Susan
Wed May 30, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 7976

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

The dates for next year's ACF tournaments have been decided. They are:

ACF Fall: November 3
ACF Regionals: February 23
ACF Nationals: April 27-28
by Susan
Mon May 07, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52772

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

Well, last-minute pushes for volunteers are a terrible idea. You have to have months-ahead pushes, especially for an event at that time of the year!
by Susan
Mon May 07, 2012 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52772

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

In order to run any national quizbowl tournament, you need a considerable number of knowledgeable and experienced staff. Generally, at the high school level, many of these staff members are experienced university students, or former qb participants. It sounds as though there was no field cap set on...
by Susan
Mon May 07, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC
Replies: 145
Views: 52772

Re: 2012 Natl. History Bee & Bowl Nationals - 4/28-29 in DC

In order to run any national quizbowl tournament, you need a considerable number of knowledgeable and experienced staff. Generally, at the high school level, many of these staff members are experienced university students, or former qb participants. It sounds as though there was no field cap set on...
by Susan
Mon May 07, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21541

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Okay. It seems like my opinion of this question doesn't jibe with the mainstream one. I hope the question wasn't too much of a problem for people overall.
by Susan
Mon May 07, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21541

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

After finally looking through the questions this looked like a pretty well written tournament. I think, in places, it may have suffered from excessive underlining though, but I'm interested to know if I'm wrong. For example: - requiring "plant" in the tossup on the cell wall. If someone were to buz...
by Susan
Fri May 04, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Saturdays in 2012-13
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Re: Saturdays in 2012-13

RyuAqua wrote:Do the ACF tournaments have set dates yet?
These will be announced very soon.
by Susan
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season
Replies: 63
Views: 28595

Re: Player Poll 2011-2012 Season

3. Viewing ppg in the upper playoff bracket at ACF Nats as the primary ranking metric. First of all, you don't want to shaft people such as Auroni Gupta for not getting a chance to play ACF. Secondly, people need to evaluate ppg at ACF critically. Secondly. there is a big difference between players...
by Susan
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carper Award winners for 2011 and 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

Carper Award winners for 2011 and 2012

The Academic Competition Federation is proud to announce that the 2012 winner of the Dr. N. Gordon Carper Lifetime Achievement Award is Jeff Hoppes, formerly of Princeton University and the University of California at Berkeley and currently of NAQT. Also, the 2011 Carper winner, whose identity has b...