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by Jeaton1
Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Types of Theme Packets
Replies: 26
Views: 3574

Re: Types of Theme Packets

Does anyone want to write that Mass Effect packet?
by Jeaton1
Sun Mar 08, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE set discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 5656

Re: GARBAGE set discussion

In reference to the card games question, call me crazy but isn't Sphere Break from FFX-2 played with coins instead of cards? (I negged with 'coin games' which was probably bad in its own right). There are plenty of other card games in the Final Fantasy series such as Triple Triad or Tetra Master so ...
by Jeaton1
Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirrors: please email me with info
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

Re: MUT mirrors: please email me with info

For the Maryland mirror;

Jay5006[DONTSPAMME]@aol.com
by Jeaton1
Mon Mar 02, 2009 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GARBAGE Mirror at Swarthmore 3/1
Replies: 8
Views: 1256

Re: GARBAGE Mirror at Swarthmore 3/1

This tournament was a joy to play at. Josh should again be commended for his proficiency in efficiently and orderly management of this tournament despite the lack of staffers and other resources. Kudos also to Fred and the rest of the editors who provided an accessible and entertaining Trash set. I ...
by Jeaton1
Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 5221

Interest in second video games tournament?

So, I've been having an urge to write a bunch more video games tossups recently, and I think I'd like to write a sequel to JECHT -- tentatively named TIDUS ( T ournament I nvolving D igital U niverse S ). This tournament would happen sometime next Fall probably at TIT (or if not...where ever else I ...
by Jeaton1
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09
Replies: 90
Views: 26639

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09

Xbalanque was Jerry and Hunhapu was Eric.
by Jeaton1
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09
Replies: 90
Views: 26639

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Stats are up. Thanks to everyone who came to play and came to help staff what I think was a very successful tournament. I hope everyone who played at UMD and at the mirrors enjoyed this set.
by Jeaton1
Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in all-math side event?
Replies: 19
Views: 2562

Re: Interest in all-math side event?

*has interest*
by Jeaton1
Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An NAQTer revisits the ACF question submission guidelines
Replies: 42
Views: 7040

Re: An NAQTer revisits the ACF question submission guidelines

"Andrew is also right that I'm discussing the filler questions: I can get behind the elimination of "call-and response" (excellent terminology, much more accurate than "binary matching") from any set that isn't geared towards novices, but I think that eliminating questions like Andrew's example (i.e...
by Jeaton1
Mon Dec 29, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 54934

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

To muck up the whole RMP distro dispute a bit, I'd like to advocate the addition of a minor folklore distribution. Now I'm not implying that we set aside X/X of a packet (or even a tournament) to include folklore, but I'd like to encourage writers to write about some of the many untapped (and access...
by Jeaton1
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)
Replies: 33
Views: 7991

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Science Non-Strosity (2/15/2009)

UMBC! Please, please please please mirror this. kthx.
by Jeaton1
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Maryland (12/07/08)
Replies: 49
Views: 6109

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: T-Party Mirror at Maryland (12/07/08)

Nevermind, our scheduling contact has apparently refused to reserve any rooms for the week after Christmas, despite the fact that we this time conformed with the perhaps fictional 3-week claim period. This tournament is cancelled; I really wish we could have run it. If somebody else in the area want...
by Jeaton1
Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals (11/16/08) at the University of Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 3275

Re: TRASH Regionals (11/16/08) at the University of Maryland

Stats will be poster later tonight. I apologize that this tournament didn't run as smoothly as planned but it seemed that a lack of communication ended having half of our expected staff not showing resulting in not enough mods, laptops etc. I would like to thank all those who DID show up and Tim for...
by Jeaton1
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals (11/16/08) at the University of Maryland
Replies: 19
Views: 3275

Re: TRASH Regionals (11/16/08) at the University of Maryland

You can find a map of the campus here: http://www.parking.umd.edu/themap/

I recommend parking in lot 1 for this event. Registration will start at 8:30am with rounds to start shortly after 9:00.

I apologize for the delay in getting this information out.
by Jeaton1
Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16692

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

I enjoyed this tournament a whole lot despite me channeling the negging ability of Chris Ray and getting negs in the mid-20s. However, one of these negs was my best ever in that in the final round against Penn I exuberantly buzzed with "vagina" for "small intestine". Kudos to all the writers and edi...
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14858

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

In my experience the useless clues for music tossups tend to be the ones that start out with things like "This work employs three b-flat chords in the 8th measure followed by a harmonic minor 6th blah blah blah...". These are the things that depend on hearing specific notes and unless they are extre...
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 23, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open discussion
Replies: 100
Views: 14858

Re: Minnesota Open discussion

So....I'm the one who wrote that apparently 'atrocious' St. Paul's Suite tossup and I'm wondering if I can get some constructive criticism on why it was so bad. Was it the fact that it was poorly written or was it the fact that it was too difficult of a tossup answer for this tournament (or some abo...
by Jeaton1
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3764

Re: JECHT Discussion

The last packet was indeed difficult and perhaps it was a poor decision (my original name for it before I slapped on the Super Mario World names was 'Ruby Weapon'). I'll admit the Georama tossup was bad in a number of ways and this is probably due to the fact it was the last tossup I wrote in order ...
by Jeaton1
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Pilatus Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2175

Re: Pilatus Discussion

It's not a huge thing, but the 1/1 to 3/3 Minnesota distribution per packet was not favorable. While it was cute and humorous the first time or two, it quickly became a groanfest from both players and moderators whenever the word 'Minnesota' was blatantly used in a question. I recommend either not s...
by Jeaton1
Mon Oct 20, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3764

Re: JECHT Discussion

Thanks for your comments so far. It seems that on the whole, this set was well received. (I'm also glad you really enjoyed the set Ike, but I am certainly not the most important writer in quizbowl. Also, I really want to play that FFVII packet). I will agree that the distribution was skewed to my in...
by Jeaton1
Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 3764

JECHT Discussion

First of all, I would like to thank Chris Ray, Brittany Clark, Jonathan Magin and Andrew Lim for contributing questions to the JECHT set! It made the set a bit more diverse in subjects I dislike or am unfamiliar with and helped me to complete a huge task that is rather daunting for only a single per...
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 16, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Of course you can still sign up for this event. I assume there will be people at MO who did not get this announcement and they will be more to join up. Due to this, I am planning several different schedules and will use the one that best fits the number of teams -- if too many people sign up, then I...
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Yeah, I think Chris is right on this one. Screws can only give the screwing team points. The 'screwed' team must essentially prevent the screwing team from scoring points by correctly answering questions. Otherwise as Chris said, there is very little incentive to using the screw as in the way I had ...
by Jeaton1
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Actually scratch the laming idea -- I realized that would involve me writing more bonuses. Instead replace the word 'lame' with 'screw' -- a mechanic that was used during Maryland's mirror of 2007's TTGT11. Essentially if the bonus is 'lamed', the other team take it at that moment. Any points that t...
by Jeaton1
Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

After a couple months of work and sweat, I can finally announce that JECHT is complete! I cannot wait for this to go down as the best all video game tournament the quizbowl community has ever seen! I will send out the set to the TDs who would like it when I have finished making a few nitpicky edits ...
by Jeaton1
Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3249

Re: FEUERBACH discussion

^ Don't forget the obligatory phoneme/morpheme part to every linguistics bonus ever.
by Jeaton1
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

Another solution! Would anybody be willing to order pizza during lunch so that we may be able to play around or two of JECHT during that time. I'd really like to be able to use all these bonuses after spending much time on them -- so I figure this way, we'd be able to burn through some rounds to all...
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Invitational (9/28/08) - Now an HSAPQ Event!
Replies: 68
Views: 32805

Re: Maryland Fall Invitational (9/28/08) - Now an HSAPQ Event!

Stats are now posted at 'results.scobo.net' under UMD (MAQT). Enjoy!
by Jeaton1
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Stats
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Re: Tournament Stats

Stats for the Maryland Fall High School Classic are now posted on 'results.scobo.net'. I apologize for not getting these up sooner, but I lost a lot of expected schoolwork time over the weekend (2.5 hours making copies at Kinkos and 6+ hours putting together and stapling packets) and went to work ri...
by Jeaton1
Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

I the interest of everybody catching their flights Sunday night, I think that it would be best that JECHT be a tossup only tournament. I predict the trash tournament will be over in the late afternoon, and I don't think six rounds of Tossup and Bonuses is the best thing for anybody who doesn't have ...
by Jeaton1
Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Invitational (9/28/08) - Now an HSAPQ Event!
Replies: 68
Views: 32805

Re: Maryland Fall Invitational (9/28/08) - Now an HSAPQ Event!

I would like to thank everyone who moderated today, Chris Ray for creating the format, HSAPQ for a solid set of questions and all of the teams who came to compete today for making my first experience as a tournament director a success. It's great to hear such positive feedback! If any coaches would ...
by Jeaton1
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter
Replies: 65
Views: 17875

Re: Annct: 10/18 MO Saturday Night Lit Tournament: An Encounter

I'll be playing this with Mike Bentley.
by Jeaton1
Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)
Replies: 45
Views: 15224

Re: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)

I can e-mail who ever is in charge of the MIT mirror the JECHT set when it is finished and edited. If you want to run this event, state it here or drop me an email at [email protected] so we can discuss.
by Jeaton1
Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

More assorted information: First, JECHT will definitely be happening at least as a toss-up only tournament as all the tossups are now complete (save for a few freelance questions I'm waiting on) and bonuses are about 30% done. I should be able to crank out the rest in good quality by early October. ...
by Jeaton1
Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gunpei Discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 3069

Re: Gunpei Discussion

That C&C bonus was in the novice tournament; not Gunpei.
by Jeaton1
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)
Replies: 45
Views: 15224

Re: PrelimAnnouncement: MIT Mirror of Minnesota Open (10/18/08)

Will this event be just the main Minnesota Open Tournament or will the side events be involved as well? I know there was some interest in having an east coast mirror of JECHT -- and well, this would be the most logical place to have it.
by Jeaton1
Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

Re: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

To those looking for an east coast mirror, I'd be more than happy to run this tournament during the lunch or after another tournament in the Fall provided there is enough interest. If host are willing, I could possibly host this again during a TTGT11 mirror or maybe even TRASH regionals? If a mirror...
by Jeaton1
Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gunpei Yokoi Memorial Open - Sat, 8/16/[email protected]
Replies: 48
Views: 16728

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gunpei Yokoi Memorial Open - Sat, 8/16/[email protected]

Video games and European History?! I'll play. Count me in.
by Jeaton1
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 58
Views: 10632

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

Now, I'm not someone who claims to know a whole lot about chemistry -- especially that there organic kind, but my problem with the chemistry in this tournament is that it only occupied a very small niche of what chemistry could encompass. Now I know as Eric had said earlier, chem doesn't get as in-d...
by Jeaton1
Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles
Replies: 54
Views: 8911

JECHT: Minnesota Open 08' Video Game Doubles

This is a more official announcement for JECHT (Jeremy Eaton's Consoles and Handhelds Tournament) which will be played presumably during the afternoon of Sunday, October 19th at the Minnesota Open. Tournament Entry Fee: $5 The tournament will be a doubles game featuring 6 rounds of 20/20 questions e...
by Jeaton1
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Trash discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 4572

Re: CO Trash discussion

I found the CO Trash Tournament to be excellently written and had an excellent time playing in this tournament. I do not think that is was skewed to be pre-90s at all as there was a good amount of new TV, music and video games distributed well-throughout the packets as well as your typically expecte...
by Jeaton1
Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2008 Movies Singles Tournament (still on, hopefully)
Replies: 63
Views: 13193

Re: CO Movies Tournament

Yea, I'll hit this.
by Jeaton1
Mon May 05, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Literature Doubles
Replies: 78
Views: 20576

Re: Chicago Open Literature Doubles

I'll help moderate.
by Jeaton1
Fri May 02, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008
Replies: 111
Views: 30959

Re: Preliminary Announcement: Minnesota Open, October 18 2008

Hi, all. Jeremy Eaton here. I am very excited to officially announce JECHT (Jeremy Eaton's Consoles and Handhelds Tournament), a video games doubles tournament that will be held the Sunday of the Minnesota Open. I am currently planning somewhere between 5-9 rounds (depending on the number of people ...