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by Ondes Martenot
Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate tournament calendar problems
Replies: 6
Views: 1226

Re: Collegiate tournament calendar problems

Is it certain now that there won't be ACF Winter again?
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at RIT 9/18
Replies: 13
Views: 5680

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at RIT 9/18

Note that Rochester choose to leave instead of playing each other in the consolation bracket, so the playoffs only contain Cornell and RIT.
That 10 mile drive form Rochester to RIT sounds tough
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Harvard (9/11/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 5188

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Harvard (9/11/10)

Just a friendly reminder that if you plan on purchasing a parking permit, the department code for "visitor to campus" is 7700.
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8044

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

BCAQB also intends to host a tournament on a Saturday to be announced in April, BOAT III. This tournament will be house-written, and I will probably help the seniors with the editing. Jon, if this doesn't work out (as I recall happening last year), you're always welcome to mirror BATE, which if you...
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Harvard (9/11/10)
Replies: 14
Views: 5188

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Harvard (9/11/10)

I already told Andy this, but we're bringing 2 teams and one moderator
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 9595

BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors

Hey everyone, The BATE High School Tournament will be available for mirrors starting the weekend of October 2nd until the end of the quizbowl season. BATE is a regular difficulty high school set (roughly the same difficulty of an NAQT IS level set or a regular season set by HSAPQ) written by myself,...
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 160743

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

I would further like to endorse the incredibly awesome 100 Decisive Battles by Paul Davis
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion
Replies: 91
Views: 12957

Re: 2010 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

the spelling bee tossup went 13/54/3 in 67 rooms
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jul 03, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17681

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

I can also bring my laptop
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Jul 03, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17681

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

How is the buzzer situation shaping up (as in, do I need to bring my buzzers?)
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 8044

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2010-2011

Hey,

The BATE set I'm working on as head editor/writer guy will be done at the end of the summer. It might be mirrored by Bloomfield. In any case, I would of course love to have this set mirrored by any school in the NYC area.
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17681

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

John Lawrence, Sam and Matt Spaulding and myself will be teaming up for this.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3921

Re: GCAT Interest

We will probably not use NAQT for this tournament; nothing against them, but distribution, difficulty and other factors have led to this decision.
Out of curiosity, when you mention difficulty do you mean too easy or too hard?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Jun 16, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seeking (specialty) writers
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Seeking (specialty) writers

Hey,

I am looking for a couple of people who can write well in music, computer science, and economics at the high school level to help out with some writing. You wont have to write much, but I would definitely appreciate the help. Email me at [email protected] if interested.

-Aaron Cohen
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Jun 15, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 17681

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

I will definitely attend and am seeking teammates. Anyone interested in playing with me should post on this board or email me at [email protected].

edit: I can also provide a buzzer system since that might be in short supply.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Jun 15, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO 2: Pick a Date
Replies: 18
Views: 2471

Re: ECSO 2: Pick a Date

Any updates about writing requirements?
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO 2: Pick a Date
Replies: 18
Views: 2471

Re: ECSO 2: Pick a Date

When will you know about writing requirements?
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO 2: Pick a Date
Replies: 18
Views: 2471

Re: ECSO 2: Pick a Date

Voted the 10th.
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38271

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

To the best of my knowledge, NAQT does very slight "seeding" of the sort that powerhouse matchups wont occur in round 1, i.e. there was a zero percent in this hsnct that maggie walker would be facing state college in round 1.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

Re: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.

Good morning,

We could still use a couple (3-4 probably) writers for this tournament. I would like to get the ball rolling on this soon, so please email me at [email protected] ASAP if you're interested. Everything mentioned in the post I made back on March 28th still applies, in case you're curious.
by Ondes Martenot
Thu May 27, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quick Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1307

Quick Question

So let's there's a tossup on George III, which ends "name this British ruler, the third king of his name". The team buzzes in and says King George. Is this promptable, correct or incorrect since the question already mentioned third king of his name?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed May 19, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chatham (NJ) Academic Tournament IV - May 22, 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6204

Re: Chatham (NJ) Academic Tournament IV - May 22, 2010

Word on the street is that Bergen is attending
by Ondes Martenot
Wed May 19, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business
Replies: 66
Views: 14074

Re: Player Poll 2010: This is serious business

I'm curious who thinks I'm the 11th best player in the country
by Ondes Martenot
Sun May 16, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!
Replies: 31
Views: 5981

Re: 2010 HSNCT Fiesta!

There's also the opportunity for an epic game of hide-and-seek
Don't hide in the rooms with the shibaricon people, because that may not end so well.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed May 12, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24283

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Jeff, I assume this is scheduled to begin after scrimmages end. I know last year this sort of caused some confusion.
by Ondes Martenot
Thu May 06, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 16246

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

I mean, at the very least it shouldn't be too difficult for them to make the daunting 1 mile trip to Harvard for all the tournaments held there.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 77802

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

I will most likely be playing with Matt Greenbacker, although I should probably ask him first.
by Ondes Martenot
Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?
Replies: 27
Views: 4737

Re: ECSO: Let's Do This Again?

A summer tournament in NYC would be awesome and I would certainly be there. I would try Hunter College since I know they had lots of classrooms open where we practiced during the summer.
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DII feedback (DO NOT READ IF PLAYING AT WRIGHT STATE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

Re: Some DII question feedback

Just so we're all on the same page here For 10 points each--name these precursors of {aromatic} {nitrogen} compounds: A. {Adenine} [AD-uh-neen] and {guanine} [GWAH-neen] are derivatives of this bicyclic compound with formula C|5|H|4|N|4|. answer: _purine_ ["PEW"-reen] B. {Histidine} [HIS-tuh-deen] a...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is timed quizbowl still awesome? (split from trash thread)
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Is timed quizbowl still awesome? (split from trash thread)

NAQT's opinion is that hearing more tossups of a shorter length is more or less equivalent to hearing less longer tossups. I basically I'm fine with this, but what happens when you only hear 17-18 tossups a round because you don't have the greater moderator. Then you're hearing fewer tossups that ar...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24283

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Think I'm playing this with at least Chris Chiego.
Want to team up with Matt and I?
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24283

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Matt Greenbacker and I are looking for 2 teammates. We'll obviously be working on a packet.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DII feedback (DO NOT READ IF PLAYING AT WRIGHT STATE)
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

DII feedback (DO NOT READ IF PLAYING AT WRIGHT STATE)

IMPORTANT: DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE PLAYING THE UPCOMING TOURNAMENT AT WRIGHT STATE USING THIS SET. Here's what I wrote for DII ICT, post here or email me at [email protected].com if you have any concerns. I can post any specific question if you need to look at it. round 1: tossup on lead, monteverdi, bon...
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38271

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

One thing I've noticed...State College has not registered for HSNCT
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year
Replies: 57
Views: 16246

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year

Upenn or RPI.
Please please please go to RPI*

*Disclaimer-obviously go to the school that's best for you. If you do however go to RPI I will start spontaneously dancing in the streets.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: My coach is making me help with philosophy
Replies: 23
Views: 4533

Re: My coach is making me help with philosophy

Sophocles Plato Aristotle Bacon Locke Rousseau Mill Bentham Kant Hobbes Aquinas Derrida Descartes Chomsky Berkley Spinoza Machiavelli Hume Hegel Nietzsche Kierkegaard Sartre Schopenhauer James Pierce Heidegger Foucault Marx Russel Wittgenstein Husserl Frege Rawls All joking aside, this list looks m...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.
Replies: 15
Views: 2493

Re: Tournament looking for writers, mirror sites, and editors.

Good morning, As the chief editor (I assume at least) of next year's BATE, I would like to begin inviting all interested writers to join in. BATE will most likely feature 10 rounds plus 2 final rounds, each with 20/20 plus 3 tiebreakers. Doing the math, if we have 10 committed writers just writing 2...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A True National Format
Replies: 26
Views: 3493

Re: A True National Format

It seems to me that the legitimacy of quizbowl as an activity is much more threatened by people who think that teams losing to other teams who are better than they are is "unfair" Yeah, to continue the sports analogies, quizbowl seems to be the only "sport"/activity where you can not practice or pr...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chatham (NJ) Academic Tournament IV - May 22, 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 6204

Re: Chatham (NJ) Academic Tournament IV - May 22, 2010

I understand the criticisms of single-elimination, but it...has worked well given the size of our fields. I'm not sure what this means. You obviously have enough staff to run what essentially is round robin in the prelims (round robin as in all the teams will be playing) so you have the staff to ha...
by Ondes Martenot
Fri Mar 19, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21482

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

I'm assuming this will be held at Sever?
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21482

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

That sounds awesome Jeremy. See you on Saturday.
by Ondes Martenot
Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21482

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

Oh...must have been some sort of miscommunication between Andy and I. Any free agent is welcome to join Matt, Doug and myself on Saturday
by Ondes Martenot
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?
Replies: 2
Views: 1183

Re: Are the 2006 HSNCT audio files too outdated to learn from?

Current events are obviously not going to help you and of course things like Pluto not being a planet have to be considered. Other than that, you can pick up a great deal from listening to podcasts, in terms of various facts and a general idea of just "how good" tops high school teams really are. Al...
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Mar 14, 2010 6:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21482

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

And after six weeks the great northeast buzzer crisis will finally come to a close. I think.
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21482

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

RPI also has a Yale buzzer system (I'm assuming Yale has multiple systems). Still have no clue who has our buzzer system
by Ondes Martenot
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)
Replies: 104
Views: 21482

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard International II/ Fake ACF (3/20/10)

Our team will be Hannah, Doug Yetman, Matt G and myself
by Ondes Martenot
Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Better at Philosophy
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Re: Getting Better at Philosophy

I've always found the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy quite useful when writing my small amount of philosophy questions
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Northeast at Brown (3/6/10) - CANCELLED
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament Northeast at Brown (3/6/10)

Also, should I even bother bring our buzzers (well, really Yale's) if you guys already have enough buzzers?
by Ondes Martenot
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Northeast at Brown (3/6/10) - CANCELLED
Replies: 12
Views: 2161

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament Northeast at Brown (3/6/10)

I would be very interested in doing any sort of lit singles event.