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by Ondes Martenot
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11
Replies: 6
Views: 3474

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11

As always, please don't discuss any specifics about the questions. If you have any specific comments on the questions, please shoot me an email at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?
Replies: 67
Views: 18099

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year?

I'm off to RPI in the fall, if all goes according to plan
:party: :party: :party:
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing for NAQT
Replies: 17
Views: 4278

Re: Writing for NAQT

I agree entirely with Seth and Andy. If anything, Seth may be understating the problem since after ICT there is HSNCT, which I'm sure will come down to the wire just like every other NAQT set this year. By and large its the same 15 or so people who do the bulk of writing for IS sets. Most of these p...
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago
Replies: 28
Views: 8275

Re: 2011 NAQT ICT: April 9, Chicago

If you're referring to the discount at the Hyatt hotel, the best thing to do is to call them when making the reservation and just mention that you'll be attending ICT.
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5223

Re: Mirroring and Collaborating for Fall 2011

I won't be writing another BATE set
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Reading Fast(er)
Replies: 25
Views: 3931

Reading Fast(er)

Hey-so we've been talking at RPI about putting in a bid for SCT's next year, and given the history of bidding in the region would almost certainly be awarded one. One of my biggest concerns about hosting Sectionals is a lack of readers who can consistently get through at least 20 tossups a round. Wh...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)
Replies: 9
Views: 3794

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 at RIT (2/26/11)

I'm assuming there's going to be a northeast site-if not, we might look into attending.
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138315

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

Is there any news on the Northeast site?
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3504

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

What part of this does making sure SCT is easier and getting teams to other tournaments so their first event isn't in February not take care of? Well yeah, it'd be nice if every team at sectionals at least had some experience, like ACF Fall or something, but this idea that there will be no new team...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3504

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

The more I think about it, the more I have an issue with the idea that we should treat grad students just like college freshmen. That seems rather unfair to the true intended audience for D2. Well, according to the NAQT website: Division II is the lower of the two echelons of play recognized by NAQ...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3504

Re: NAQT's Grad Student policy

So I guess a lot of this depends on what DI Sectionals eventually morphs into. If it becomes something that is harder ACF Regionals (which Jeff seems to be alright with) then I will maintain that new teams with grad students shouldn't be forced into DI. But if it is made into something on the easier...
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 30
Views: 3963

Re: Difficulty

I'm particularly interested to hear what people thought of the DII difficulty. I worked on five of the sixteen packets before they were shipped and my opinion then, as it is now, is that the DII set was likely too hard. I tried to reduce the difficulty in my five packets, but I'm not sure to what e...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's Grad Student policy
Replies: 32
Views: 3504

NAQT's Grad Student policy

Could someone explain's NAQT policy on grad students having to play in DI? The only thing this seems to accomplish is forcing teams like SUNY Oneonta, with zero quizbowl experience, into DI. People are talking about how difficult the DI set was for experienced teams on the circuit, so I imagine how ...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Difficulty
Replies: 30
Views: 3963

Re: Difficulty

The category that stands out to me in terms of excessive difficulty was lit, at least in terms of what I was reading in DII. Especially in the author tossups, a lot of the questions seemed like they were 3.5 lines of incredibly difficult that no one other than Matt Jackson could get followed by an e...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 17315

Re: talk about individual questions here

Two minor issues I noticed while reading DII

1. There was a tossup on statins, and then a tossup the next round on cholesterol (I think there was significant clue overlap between the two)
2. One of the rounds had consecutive tossups on Manmohan Singh, India, and Salman Rushdie
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5463

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

So myself and my teammates Matt and Devin were three of the four readers in Division II. The fourth room featured mystery alternating reader who I believe was joined by mystery alternating scorekeeper. This somehow caused the rather unfortunate situation where the fourth room was somehow a round beh...
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 10326

Re: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011

But if you do have comments about specific questions feel free to email me at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jan 29, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 10326

Re: The Falcons' BATE @ SJHS Metuchen NJ January 29 2011

Hey-just a friendly reminder that this set is still being mirrored in a couple of places. General comments like "this set was good" or "this set was more disappointing than the Phantom Menace" are fine, comments like "that question on topic X was too easy" are not.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Loyola Ultima, Wilmette IL (1/22/11)
Replies: 12
Views: 3247

Re: Loyola Ultima, Wilmette IL (1/22/11)

Just a reminder that this set is still being mirrored in a bunch of places so please don't discuss any of the questions in public. If you have any comments/complaints/questions about the set email me at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament Mirror at Yale (01/22/11)
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament Mirror at Yale (01/22/11)

So I'm going to assume that this happening in Harkness Hall?
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jan 15, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 138315

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

Can you confirm that you received the packet we sent about a week ago?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Dec 15, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2
Replies: 35
Views: 5463

Re: NAQT New York Sectional Sponsored by ACUI Region 2

What does "All-Start Question Threshold: Minimum 120 questions heard" mean? Also, how can there be a maximum number of teams allowed to register, since this is the only event where teams can qualify for ICT?
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School
Replies: 23
Views: 5663

Re: CATT VI - (12/11/2010) - Chattahoochee High School

A quick note-this tournament will still be mirrored at several sites throughout the country, so if you have any complaints or comments about the set, please email me at [email protected].
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Dec 08, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin Invitation Tournament Mirror at Yale (01/22/11)
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: Terrapin Invitation Tournament Mirror at Yale (01/22/11)

We'll definitely be there with one team and one buzzer system. We might bring a second team of freshmen who I assume wouldn't have to write a packet...
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)
Replies: 36
Views: 16703

Re: Geography Monstrosity 3 (May 27th, Atlanta)

Assuming I staff HSNCT, I will play this and will collaborate on a packet
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)
Replies: 25
Views: 5970

Re: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)

We only have one buzzer system....sorry
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)
Replies: 25
Views: 5970

Re: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)

As would I
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)
Replies: 25
Views: 5970

Re: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)

We're bringing one buzzer set
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8047

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

I'll just say that if any of these tournaments are held when I'm on break I could moderate should the need arises.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: You Suck At Tournament Discussion And This Is Why
Replies: 8
Views: 2327

Re: You Suck At Tournament Discussion And This Is Why

This is probably a good place for me to apologize for making the absurd demand that ACF Fall be eliminated. This year's set was, despite an error here or there, a well written tournament. By saying such a ridiculous thing I essentially minimized all the hard work the editors put in and reduced the o...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 15036

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Coach Powers, I understand what you're trying to say, but you seem to be forgetting a lot of what happened yesterday. I'm sure playing against Feldman was an exciting experience but he should have never been playing in the first place. I also enjoyed the fact that we got a chance to catch up yesterd...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22486

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Not all college players come in at the same level of experience/skill. Some have never played, some have played a local format or some circuit qb, some played a lot of circuit qb but aren't that good, Isn't this the intended audience for ACF Novice though? I said a couple of posts back that ACF Nov...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22486

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

If that is indeed the reason ACF winter was dropped (that is, already a lot of regular difficulty tournaments) then I take back what I said in terms of bringing Winter back. I still don't quite see the reasoning for having both ACF Fall and Novice. ACF Novice seemed like it was a true novice event w...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 15036

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Hey, So I have yet to hear a single apology from anyone from Brandeis for this travesty of a tournament. What I have heard is Feldman telling Matt Jackson to go screw himself after Matt made a completely accurate assessment of this tournament. Sounds like a winning attitude to me Feldman! I don't ac...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22486

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Despite the criticisms I've been making about this set (some of which may be entirely unjustified), I want to say that in the end I thought this was a good set. A step down from last year's ACF Fall, but still successful in achieving its intended purpose. My frustration has a lot more to do with the...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22486

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Well, the fact that Tintoretto has been asked in previous ACF Falls doesn't justify its placement in this set. It didn't belong in ACF Fall 2008 and it still doesn't belong in ACF Fall 2010. As for Harmonium, it might be a perfectly appropriate hard part for ACF Fall, but I was simply using that to ...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22486

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

Perhaps this should be in a separate thread, but it appeared that the biggest difference between ACF Novice and ACF Fall was not question difficulty but the eligibility requirements. Last year you had ACF Fall, which in the end was roughly the same difficulty of this set, and then ACF winter which w...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22486

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

So, my biggest complaint from this set was no uniform sense of difficulty. There was one bonus of the form amino acid/peptide bond/collagen. I guess collagen was the hard part but seriously how can a bonus like this distinguish between teams of basically any level. At the same time, there was also a...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 15036

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

Hey, So this tournament wasn't run so well. At last year's ACF Fall we played 14 rounds. In the same amount of time we only played 7, which left me rather disappointed. There was an entire bracket that was a whole round behind, which caused the rather unfortunate incident of our C team watching our ...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)
Replies: 25
Views: 5970

Re: THUNDER II at Yale (12/04/2010)

Can't give anything specific yet, but RPI will probably bring a team
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF policy question about HS teams
Replies: 26
Views: 3165

Re: ACF policy question about HS teams

If there are more teams than space, shouldn't, that mean someone should find another site to accommodate those teams? This discussion is very similar to a discussion last year about high school teams playing college tournament and the obvious answer is what Charlie says about simply adding another ...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 37276

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

Hey, So I just found out that LASA is unable to mirror BATE. I would still really like this set to be mirrored in Texas. This set is regular HS difficulty and is completely free to mirror. It can mirrored at any point during the school year. If interested, or have any questions, please email me at a...
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 9598

Re: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors

Hey,

Just a bump to show where BATE is at in terms of mirrors-so far we've got California, Illinois, Missouri and the Georgia. I still would really love to have this set mirrored in other parts of the country, so if you're interested in mirroring this free set, please email me at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)
Replies: 77
Views: 15036

Re: ACF Fall New England: Brandeis (6 November 2010)

I'll email you when I have an exact number but I think RPI will have 3 teams.

edit: and a buzzer system
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19751

Re: New Team at LSU

yeah could someone forward me the packet at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2010-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 3752

Re: NY/NJ 2010-2011

Hey,

So I would still love to have a NYC area mirror of BATE, the high school tournament I edited. As you may already know, this tournament is completely free to mirror. If interested, email me at [email protected]
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Texas 2010 - 2011
Replies: 125
Views: 37276

Re: Texas 2010 - 2011

I can't wait to moderate a game between Cistercian and St. Joseph's
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: New Team at LSU
Replies: 49
Views: 19751

Re: New Team at LSU

by Ondes Martenot
Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)
Replies: 30
Views: 21005

Re: ACF Fall 2010 Global Announcement (November 6, 2010)

Any news on the New England site?