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by cchiego
Sun May 23, 2010 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38422

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

It looks like I'm gong to stay in the stat room for the most part but may move out around lunchtime (rounds 6 and 7) to see a few matches if I can figure out the card system and the room locations (yeah Jeff, please send me whatever info you have so I can figure out where some of the best cards migh...
by cchiego
Thu May 20, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113960

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

Should those of us coming into the area from BWI consider renting a car, or is doing the "bus - green line - interrupted orange line" at night with baggage not an unsafe idea? I did the BWI-Greenbelt-Metro dance at ACF Nats at night and it really wasn't bad at all. The bus picks you up right from B...
by cchiego
Tue May 11, 2010 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24392

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

Chris Chiego/Mike Cheyne et al
Aaron Cohen/Matt Greenbacker
Have now teamed up to form one team. Packet is currently around 2/3 done and should be in well by the deadline.
by cchiego
Tue May 11, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2010: General discussions and thanks
Replies: 43
Views: 5551

Re: General discussions and thanks

I can assure you, having visited the Musandam Peninsula and sailed near Kumzar not too long ago, that there are no glaciers there. Cool little fishing villages and coral reefs, but no glaciers. I wanted to commend the authors of the economics in this set for not only representing it well in the dist...
by cchiego
Mon May 10, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38422

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Just so everyone knows, it looks like I'm going to be liveblogging the HSNCT again this year. Check out the intro post. Feel free to spread the word to anyone (parents, administration, influential bloggers, etc.) who might be interested in following it. I'd definitely appreciate any feedback or idea...
by cchiego
Fri May 07, 2010 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7875

Re: Getting Good at History

Some of the most helpful resources I've found that get me a lot of knowledge in a short amount of time are political cartoons. They're interesting to look through, cover a large portion of the history of at least the US (and some other major countries), and are superb for identifying major figures/s...
by cchiego
Sat May 01, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2723

Re: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10

Claremont finished with an 11-1 record and 16.22 bonus conversion, well ahead of the 7-5 record for the UCLA-UCSD fusion-hybrid. Lead scorers were Alejandro from Claremont with 80.22 PPG, Tirth from UCLA with 60, and Vivek from the hybrid team with 55. Congrats to everyone and thanks to the teams th...
by cchiego
Fri Apr 30, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2723

Re: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10

Just to bump that this is, in fact, happening this Saturday. At the moment, we have 4 teams signed up:

UCLA
UCI A
UCI B
Claremont

So we can actually probably handle one more if there's anyone else (HS or College) who wants to play.

-Chris
by cchiego
Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 78032

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

I'm playing this with Dallas Simons.
by cchiego
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 78032

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

Since Auroni won't be coming to this apparently, I'm in the market for teammates. Strengths lie in American and military history; weaknesses in Asian and South American history as well as more peaceful European events. Email [cchiego at gmail] if you're interested.
by cchiego
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28
Replies: 34
Views: 4508

Re: West Coast Invitational: March 27-28

Yesterday's tournament using HSAPQ 10 concluded with Torrey Pines (25.5 ppbish) going undefeated, but not without a fight during the playoff rounds- they had to come back by 100 points in the last 3 questions against Bellarmine and were tied with a not-full-strength La Jolla A going into the final T...
by cchiego
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of California teams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1357

Re: University of California teams?

According to College Bowl records, Long Beach State and UC Davis also both had teams that regularly attended CBI regionals. San Diego State I believe also had a team at some point for CBI. Unfortunately, attempts to contact any quizbowlish people there have not been successful so I assume those team...
by cchiego
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10
Replies: 17
Views: 2406

Re: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10

If there's a date that works better for y'all, let us know because I think we're fairly flexible in when we can host (so long as it's not a finals weekend, apparently) and we'd like to try to attract the maximum number of teams.
by cchiego
Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2723

Re: Triton Spring - MUT Mirror @ UCSD, 3/6/10

Sign up, local high school teams! College teams from all around the area are also encouraged to sign up as well. Anyone have contacts at Fresno State? UNLV? SDSU? Cal State Long Beach? Do any of the Bay Area teams want to make the trek down here? BYU or ASU have any interest? (Travel/financial hard...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals West (2/20/10) at Irvine
Replies: 26
Views: 6713

Re: ACF Regionals West (2/20/10) at Irvine

Great hosting job by Irvine. Enjoyable to not have to drive too far for good quizbowl and nice to see teams from fairly far away making the trek. Major props too for BYU for coming all the way out to play on legit questions and for having an excellent attitude of "how can we get better?" in addition...
by cchiego
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Quizbowl History Detectives Project: The CBI Guide
Replies: 12
Views: 6799

Re: Quizbowl History Detectives Project: The CBI Guide

Page 19: The team on the right is Georgia from 2005, and their player all the way on the left is Noah Mink, and all the way on the right is Michael Staley. The other two (don't know which) are Andrew Moore and John David Fitzgerald. Andrew's wearing the Hat, so from left to right it's Mink, Moore, ...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 5135

Re: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010

Nice job hosting by UCLA. Everything was well organized, stats were up quickly, lunchtime was generous but not too long, and feedback about moderators was taken into account and corrections made. Despite taking several rounds for our team to wake up, it was a good tournament and one of the few I've ...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 07, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 27198

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

I'll echo some of the points made above about the variability of bonus difficulty. Particularly when it came to current events/trash/sports, some of the bonuses were downright impossible if you hadn't heard specifically about the show/actor/situation/etc. that it was describing. On the other hand, i...
by cchiego
Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT SCT Mountain West @ ASU-Tempe (2/6/2010)
Replies: 17
Views: 4227

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT SCT Mountain West @ ASU-Tempe (2/6/2010)

Is a trip to UCLA on short notice out of the realm of possibility? Would make much more sense to have y'all there than playing scrimmages in Tempe.

Also, nice work ACUI.
by cchiego
Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 5135

Re: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010

There will definitely be a UCSD DI team consisting of at least myself and Brian and quite likely Auroni (and possibly Vivek too). We're still trying to figure out who will be on our DII team since we've been recruiting this quarter and the number of people who might be on that team is in flux. So wi...
by cchiego
Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30
Replies: 66
Views: 8553

Re: UA Admiral Ackbar Invitational Tournament - January 30

Shorter College- Hosted ACF Fall 07, had 21 teams UGA- Hosted ACF Winter 09 10, had 16 and 21 teams each GA Tech- Hosted ACF Fall 09, had 20 teams I can understand that UA is trying to make $$ off tournaments, but it seems that ACF-style ones actually do rather well as of late in the SE. I think Tit...
by cchiego
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010
Replies: 27
Views: 5135

Re: NAQT West (Region 15) SCT @ UCLA, February 6, 2010

At the moment it looks like 1 UCSD DII team will be attending. There's a slight possibility another may come too. If you could use an experienced mod, let me know and I can come staff.
by cchiego
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19792

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

Could someone please explain in detail what problems this tournament ran into? As the head editor for ACF Regionals, I will be sending out emails with some points about tournament hosting and logistics management and I want to be sure that whatever issues this tournament had are not repeated. I kno...
by cchiego
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19792

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

More like I can be sent a stat file with pretty much no explanation and asked to post it, then asked to reconstruct the entire tournament/divide teams into divisions, then realize that some teams needed to be renamed for whatever reason. Should be fixed now.
by cchiego
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19792

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

I think I managed to reconstruct both the prelim and playoff brackets. Let me know if there's something amiss.

Prelims

Playoffs
by cchiego
Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford
Replies: 31
Views: 11240

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Winter at Stanford

If you're going to set 10 AM as a start time (is this standard West Coast procedure?) then you should have the tournament up and running by then. Spending lots of time trying to figure out how to run a 4-team playoff also seemed like a bit of a waste and organization in general was a bit lax. It's j...
by cchiego
Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)
Replies: 74
Views: 19792

Re: ACF Winter Southeast at UGA (1/16)

Stats may now be found here
by cchiego
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eyes That Do Not See - Visual Tournament Side Event
Replies: 18
Views: 4499

Re: Eyes That Do Not See - Visual Tournament Side Event

This tournament was indeed held at Stanford. I believe Sam from Berkeley edged Ray Luo 220-215 or so with myself coming in a distant third at around 130-140ish. It was also some of the most fun I've had playing quizbowl in quite awhile. Mike did a great job with it and I encourage people around the ...
by cchiego
Mon Jan 11, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Faber College Classic III--CANCELLED
Replies: 13
Views: 3473

Re: Faber College Classic III Feb. 13, 2010 at Ridgeland, MS

I'm impressed at how many teams y'all have coming. I know you've almost reached your team cap, but did you try contacting any of the Memphis-area schools? They don't get out much usually but some might be convinced to come since their options are few and far between usually. A few of the southern Ar...
by cchiego
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 78032

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

I received a facebook message indicating that Jonathan Thompson is interested in having his name added to the list of players for this. Thought I might pass it along.
by cchiego
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 78032

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

Will play as well. If there are teams of some sort, I'd be in the market to team up with someone who knows their Euro history.
by cchiego
Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2
Replies: 64
Views: 24392

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Geography Monstrosity 2

I'm all in for this, let me know if anyone else wants to join me on a team. I'll write up to a full packet if needed.
by cchiego
Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56351

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

It wouldn't be surprising if the Chip event attracts a random scattering of teams who barely play quizbowl; maybe schools like Rome or Villa Rica will show up (I know they have or have had teams of some sort). He seems to do a good job of aggressively contacting teams and getting them interested in ...
by cchiego
Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 57584

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

But even if the chance of an upset isn't especially high, it's still there, and on something as important as Nationals qualification I consider it my duty as the organizational leader to explore all possible ways to reduce the risk of flukes that could negatively affect ASU's standing abroad. Just ...
by cchiego
Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall - 11/21
Replies: 26
Views: 4417

Re: Triton Fall - 11/21

Super-brief results: Torrey Pines A def. La Jolla A 455-60 in the first game of an advantaged final (on the Finals 1 packet) to win Triton Fall. Stephen of Torrey Pines was the lead scorer of the tournament by a wide margin and had a near-grail game in the playoffs of 18-0. More stats, etc. to come ...
by cchiego
Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS
Replies: 8
Views: 3142

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl NEWS

It's kind of like an epic quizbowl festival, with Brookwood players, alumni, friends, family, etc. all helping out and I think a good number of current students serving as scorekeepers and timekeepers. It was a great tournament to moderate at thanks to the provided extra help and was excellently org...
by cchiego
Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Run a Good Tournament
Replies: 26
Views: 3550

Re: How to Run a Good Tournament

A few specific pointers: Keep track of how long each room is taking, preferably on a chalk/whiteboard so that each moderator knows where they stand. If one room is consistently coming in slow, this gives them the option to speed up and if they don't you can replace them with someone else. You should...
by cchiego
Sat Nov 14, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament in Georgia (12/5/09)
Replies: 28
Views: 5415

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament in Georgia (12/5/09)

UGA used to host our Late Fall HS tournament on this date every year and we traditionally maxed out at around 24-27 teams because of, like you said, the SAT dates, the other big tournaments it's sandwiched between, etc. Getting at least 20, including a new to QB team, is a fine achievement. These qu...
by cchiego
Sat Nov 14, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The quizbowl decades project
Replies: 123
Views: 68840

Re: The quizbowl decades project

Wofford at UTC's mirror of MO '08 decided to leave during the middle of the tournament in style, negging 18 times and then leaving. This may well be the record for most negs by a single team. In fact, that whole tournament was notable for how it brutally crushed the hopes and dreams of half the Sout...
by cchiego
Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Warm-Up (April/May 2010) written by UCSD
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Nationals Warm-Up (April/May 2010) written by UCSD

The UCSD Quizbowl Team announces: a Nationals Warm-Up (Late April/Early May 2010) tournament set available for mirroring throughout the country by mid-April 2010. AUTHORS: Auroni Gupta will serve as chief editor for the set, assisted by myself and Brian Tsui. It will be written by members of the UCS...
by cchiego
Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to "seed" prelim brackets
Replies: 0
Views: 1019

How to "seed" prelim brackets

After tournaments this past weekend, I've seen a rise in complaints about improper prelim bracketing. I'd like to start a discussion of what can be done to address the issues inherent with trying to "seed" prelim brackets. As TD, you have only limited information to make these choices. Some schools ...
by cchiego
Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 3078

Re: What should I tell an ACUI person?

According to newsletters like this http://bit.ly/1HDivm, it looks like ACUI is actually getting closer to endorsing "good quizbowl." At the very least they ruled out "Richard Reid Productions" and "Bryce Avery Enterprises," which is more than I would've thought they'd do. I see no harm in talking to...
by cchiego
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)
Replies: 24
Views: 7521

Re: UCLA Mirror of Minnesota Open (October 17, 2009)

EDIT: one UCSD team with 3 people on it. But we'll definitely be there.
by cchiego
Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Georgia Academic Team Tournament (Postponed)
Replies: 33
Views: 6426

Re: North Georgia Academic Team Tournament (Jan 9, 2010)

By not doing the standard single-elim playoff, you're already well ahead of the curve in Georgia, so props on that. However, it's important to consider that if you insist on doing 16 questions (which I think is really too short for a full QB round), they will not have a decent distribution of topics...
by cchiego
Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash in Academic Tournaments
Replies: 36
Views: 5698

Re: Trash in Academic Tournaments

I don't like trash in academic tournaments. Part of the issue is that it's hard to write balanced trash questions, particularly bonuses, and keep the tournament evenly distributed with such a small distribution and a huge, huge selection of possible answers. Trash bonuses seem particularly variable;...
by cchiego
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Recruitment and Retention
Replies: 29
Views: 6434

Re: Recruitment and Retention

Charles said a lot of good things in his posts, so I'll try to keep my own suggestions short and simple: 1. Advertise. Putting up fliers around campus is cheap, easy, and effective. Be sure to include date, time, and location as well as club email. See if you can get on any listservs as well. 2. Res...
by cchiego
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats
Replies: 34
Views: 5205

Re: Post here if you want required geography at ACF Nats

Checking in with the pro-Geography club.
by cchiego
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2nd Annual DAR High School Invitational 8/22/09
Replies: 47
Views: 7064

Re: 2nd Annual DAR High School Invitational 8/22/09

Hoover won by a score of 460-105 over Hume-Fogg in the finals. Other semifinalists were MLK and Ezell-Harding A. Hoover was very impressive throughout, but did lose to Hume-Fogg earlier in the tournament and had a few strange gaps in their knowledge. Matt Dennis did an excellent job running a solid ...
by cchiego
Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56351

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Sure, I should qualify the "superstar" announcement by adding that it's often teams as a whole or several players on teams that commit to this kind of hard work. In fact, I remember scrimmaging against the Whitman players at some HSNCT a few years ago and watching in amazement as they took notes on ...
by cchiego
Wed Aug 19, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2009-2010
Replies: 299
Views: 56351

Re: Georgia 2009-2010

Year in and year out, Walton, Brookwood, and Chattahoochee are the big 3 in GA. Walton happens to have a particularly strong academic base to choose from (which can lead to inconsistency depending on who chooses to play), but there's no reason in particular for Bwood and Chatt to stay so strong unle...