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by Susan
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: National tournaments
Replies: 14
Views: 7599

The official policy of the Chicago College Bowl Team (I'm speaking as an officer of the team, not as an individual) is to maximize the amount of national championships we win. We recognize ACF Nationals, ICT, and CBI Nationals as legitimate national championship conferring tournaments. As such, we ...
by Susan
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: does anyone know about this NAQT rule?
Replies: 11
Views: 7279

I've known about the rule since before I ran an SCT in 2003 (at which we took our autobid in DI and fielded a DII team that also received a bid). Additionally, I'm pretty sure it's in the information that all SCT hosts are sent, and I certainly don't recall it being buried in fine print. I'm sorry a...
by Susan
Fri Feb 17, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT invitations
Replies: 28
Views: 14283

This was addressed on the other board, but the Rochester that qualified for the ICT is presumably Fred Bush playing solo in the Southwest SCT.
by Susan
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52579

So, D1 and D2 bids are up.
by Susan
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52579

He probably can take exception to your walking in during the middle of the game, and the "break in the action" was in the middle of our bonus. I'm just saying.
by Susan
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52579

Since Dan brought up CBI, I thought I'd go off on a tangent: When did NAQT packets get so short? This was the first SCT I have played since 2001 (and here I date myself), when I recall packets having 28 tossups. If my notes and memory are to be trusted, the D1 packets I played this weekend had 26 to...
by Susan
Mon Feb 13, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52579

Matt wrote:Certainly don't construct whole tossups out of several quotations about the answer; there were 2 of these that I recall.
I remember the tossup on Dream of Gerontius that was like, "Pius XIII thought it was super. Delius thought it blew." What was the other one?
by Susan
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52579

I remember the Michigan team telling us they negged on this question and protested it, but I don't think it affected the outcome of their match.
by Susan
Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 33040

I've seen it once or twice with "Fall of Icarus" as the acceptable title. I was curious as to whether this was generally accepted.
by Susan
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regs discussion
Replies: 66
Views: 33040

I was just curious about this, since it came up in one of our matches at Regionals: what is the minimally acceptable title for Bruegel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus?
by Susan
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SQBS for Mac?
Replies: 7
Views: 3680

Peter Onyisi used to have some web-based stats program going on. I wonder whatever became of that.
by Susan
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SSI Results
Replies: 18
Views: 8681

Regardless of how one feels about playoffs that don't include all teams, I think it's silly to act like they never happen. Jerry, you attended a tournament this very weekend where only the top eight teams participated in playoffs*. Penn Bowl, in its larger incarnations, had playoffs for only the top...
by Susan
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High tournament entry fees
Replies: 15
Views: 7164

NAQT wrote:Hosts may charge teams that withdraw within 72 hours of the beginning of the tournament a cancellation fee of up to $40. Hosts may charge teams that withdraw within 24 hours of the beginning of the event, or which do not show up at all, a cancellation fee of up to $80.
Original text here.
by Susan
Wed Jan 11, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: High tournament entry fees
Replies: 15
Views: 7164

Not to get too far off topic, but were the changes to the SCT host requirement announced somewhere? I found some of the changes silly (like the announcement of late-dropout penalties--has anyone ever successfully collected such a fee?) and some of them really annoying (like the change from a "sugges...
by Susan
Wed Dec 14, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Beloit College Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Beloit has shown up at CBI regionals a few times in the past couple of years. They do have a website that lists a student contact. Good luck to your student.
by Susan
Sat Dec 10, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Overrepresentation of World Lit Topics
Replies: 66
Views: 34918

It's not about the language of choice; it's about the topic. Salman Rushdie writes, in at least the one book of his that I've read, about uniquely Indian experiences. He writes about Indian people, living in and near India, experiencing aspects of Indian history. On the other hand, Kazuo Ishiguro (...
by Susan
Tue Nov 22, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Biology in the modern QB era.
Replies: 37
Views: 40170

A few comments: -I don't see Gleevec as an unacceptable answer for the hard part of a bonus. Granted, I'm in a cancer biology program at Chicago, where Janet Rowley, whose work on the Philadelphia chromosome led to the development of Gleevec, works, so I may be biased here. I encountered Gleevec in ...
by Susan
Thu Nov 17, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 93877

10. Adenine might be a bit hard; I wrote an adenine question for ACF regs last year, and there's very little you can manufacture other than structural clues before the thymine. Clues relating to cyclic AMP or to ATP would be, I think, easier than structural information but still okay before thymine...
by Susan
Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 93877

A sample of biology tossup answers included in the set: PCR, archaea, cnidaria, adenine, mimicry, prions, Calvin cycle, scapula, vitamin D... Gosh, I wonder why the tossup on sonic hedgehog wasn't used. Also, hurrah for this year's ACF Fall not being as much of an anatomy-fest as previous years have...
by Susan
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall @ Chicago Results
Replies: 5
Views: 3570

Thanks to Ed Cohn, Andrew Yaphe, Alice Chou, Seth Teitler, Christian "Everyone's Hero" Kammerer. Ramey Ko, Ben Recchie, Leah Williams, and Sudheer Potru for moderating, scorekeeping, stat-wrangling, or otherwise helping out with the tournament.
by Susan
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth's myth tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 21802

The only myth book that I have yet managed to get to open to every mention of "hammer" (well, several mentions at least) is the Encyclopedia of Ancient Deities (Patricia Turner and Charles Russell Coulter). It's not a perfect source, but it is very broad, and its index does allow you to look up some...
by Susan
Thu Nov 10, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: personal stats data analysis
Replies: 55
Views: 27620

Hey, I got bored and generated the linear regressions (as described in Paul's initial post) for everyone at IO who scored over 10ppg. Somewhere Among Us A Stone Is Taking Notes: Andrew: y = 13.694x + 63.338 Paul: y = -12.739x + 19.732 Jerry: y = -34.395x + 45.478 Kentucky: Seth: y = -69.066x + 99.34...
by Susan
Sun Nov 06, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seth's myth tournament
Replies: 33
Views: 21802

Seth's myth tournament

I just wanted to be the first to thank Seth Teitler for running his completely awesome myth tournament. The questions were excellent and, I believe, will be made available pretty soon, so all y'all who didn't go should check them out.

Also, congratulations to Seth Kendall for winning it.
by Susan
Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 7036

I understand that the stats were posted on Berkeley's website, but no public announcement of the results were made.
by Susan
Tue Oct 18, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WIT discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 7036

Wasn't it once standard practice to post an announcement of tournament results shortly after the tournament was held? Whatever happened to that?
by Susan
Sun Oct 16, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: how not to write questions
Replies: 18
Views: 10498

One tiny little correction to Jerry's post: the "Master Builder" clue was in a question about Kazantzakis, not Tanizaki, and prior to the mention of the title, the question mentioned a character that appeared only in the Kazantzakis work (and had a name that didn't sound Norwegian). Apparently this ...
by Susan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RMP (or just M) singles?
Replies: 8
Views: 4831

I'd be willing to help write religion or mythology, but much more willing to play.

Susan
by Susan
Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post CO discussion?
Replies: 11
Views: 6406

According to Selene Koo, at least, the "Greatest Team Ever Assembled" was Chicago A at Beaver Bonspiel 2004 (Andrew, Subash, Ed, and Seth).

Susan
by Susan
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Man, does CBI suck...
Replies: 77
Views: 78458

I'm pretty sure that the last CBI winner to receive money was the University of Chicago when we won in 2003. From what I understand, Ford is no longer a sponsor of CBI, hence the $10,000 first-place prize, as well as the reimbursements for travel and lodgings at the NCT (up to $1500 per team if I re...
by Susan
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Results
Replies: 14
Views: 7836

Quoted from http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quizbowl/message/15339 :

"Finally, just a quick note on div 2 eligibility. Any undergrad who has
not been to acf nationals before is eligible in division 2."
by Susan
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Results
Replies: 14
Views: 7836

Chicago C was also Division II.

Susan
by Susan
Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you get out of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 9591

I know you were asking Bruce, but since I've been here forever, I can answer this: the University of Chicago used to have quite a lot of suicides until they started putting people in inpatient psych at the slightest hint of suicidal ideation. Undergraduates do still get a winter holiday called "Suic...
by Susan
Tue Mar 08, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Regionals Commentary
Replies: 51
Views: 54619

The text of the relevant part of the Parkinson's disease question: A. Parkinson's specifically degrades this collection of cell bodies outside the CNS that comprises the substantia nigra, caudate nucleus, and putamen. Answer: basal ganglia Confusion due to the fact that anything ending in ganglia is...
by Susan
Tue Mar 08, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Regionals Commentary
Replies: 51
Views: 54619

Commentary on a few of the bio/biochem/chem questions (neither as extensive nor as well-informed as Seth's): Generally, I thought the science in the set was very good in terms of both answer selection and writing (a step up from, say, last year's Nationals on both counts). I felt the answers stayed ...
by Susan
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The essential CBI & ACF & NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 7534

The full text of that question is: In the English translation of ~*Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus*~, Rule 3.323 [3 point 3-2-3] gives definitions of this word, describing it as "the (*) copula, the sign of equality, and the expression of existence." Its tense resulted in the ambiguity cited in the J...
by Susan
Tue Feb 15, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Bid discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 21704

Maybe I'm missing something, but shouldn't the strength-of-schedule compenent of the S-value account for the supposed disadvantage of having to play DI teams on DII questions? It doesn't seem to me that it should be all that different from having to play against a very strong DII team. That said, I'...
by Susan
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Midwest
Replies: 0
Views: 1619

ACF Regionals Midwest

The University of Chicago will be hosting the ACF Midwest Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 26, 2005. Fee structure: $100 - base fee -$10 per functional buzzer system -$10 per functional moderator Packet-related discounts: January 14th: -$30 January 28th: -$20 February 4th: +$0 February 11th...
by Susan
Tue Dec 28, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 22917

The obvious example (to me, at least) is "named" organic reactions (including but not limited to Friedel-Crafts, Diels-Alder, WIttig, Wolff-Kishner, and Claisen condensation), though as a non-chemist, I'm not exactly clamoring for more obscure answers in non-biological chemistry. It does seem that D...
by Susan
Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2004-2005 Predictions?
Replies: 23
Views: 14145

mreece wrote:What is it with Chicago and cyborgs, anyway?
Well, we lost our first one, didn't we?
by Susan
Thu Dec 09, 2004 2:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2004-2005 Predictions?
Replies: 23
Views: 14145

I expect that Ed will find it difficult to make it back from Russia (where he'll be on his Fulbright) for the ICT.

Susan
by Susan
Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing questions out of Wikipedia
Replies: 12
Views: 7730

I was curious--are there any collections of searchable online textbooks for physics/chemistry/other non-biology sciences (or for any field, really)?

Susan
by Susan
Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Division II
Replies: 14
Views: 10899

Division II

Recent and not-so-recent events have piqued my curiosity regarding what sort of Division 2 requirements most people prefer. I'd be interested to hear what people have to say.

Susan
by Susan
Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64071

I believe it's at Auburn.
by Susan
Sat Dec 27, 2003 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 43985

Of course, it will be difficult, without taking the graduate courses that many college players are in, to make a huge impact; but I doubt it's impossible. I challenge anyone to find me a graduate class that will guarantee anyone more than 1-2 questions per year. Survey courses can be helpful, but I...