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by cchiego
Thu Jul 30, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: West coast mirror of VCU Open?
Replies: 41
Views: 5415

Re: West coast mirror of VCU Open?

If there was a "little SoCal" gathering, I might be able to attend since I'll be in San Diego that weekend.
by cchiego
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83202

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

FYI here's a link to podcasts of all rounds (except 13, in which a student apparently did not want to be recorded): http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/2009/podcasts/index.html

This might help resolve some issues, although currently the podcasts are taking a long time to load for me.
by cchiego
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83202

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

FYI complete stats are now up here: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=2750
by cchiego
Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 3272

Re: Geography Monstrosity discussion

Iram of the Pillars is a legendary city of the people of ‘Ad at the site of a collapsed limestone cavern in it The ruins of Iram of the Pillars were discovered in the 80s in the Dhofar region of Oman, which should've eliminated Yemen by itself right there. And yeah Hetch-Hetchy was super-early. I t...
by cchiego
Wed May 20, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT: The Blog
Replies: 1
Views: 1761

2009 HSNCT: The Blog

This year, I'm going to be trying to add a new angle to the HSNCT by incorporating some new media outlets. Specifically, I hope to use a blog to cover pre-tournament speculation (particularly after the top 25 poll comes out), liveblogging during the tournament, and doing recaps/analysis afterward. I...
by cchiego
Tue May 05, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11324

Re: Prelim. Announcement: Sun 'n Fun X July 11, 2009

I will be driving down to this along with a motley collection of some yet-to-be-determined-for-sure teammates from around the area. If you're in the general vicinity of Atlanta and want to come, or better yet play on a team, let me know.
by cchiego
Mon May 04, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35713

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

This was in another thread but I thought it was relevant to the discussion here: We go to lots of tournaments in Georgia where teams are only guaranteed 5 games. We have even gone to a few tournaments where a $60 entrance fee was charged and then only 4 games were guaranteed. At Dorman, all teams pl...
by cchiego
Sun May 03, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7820

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

dtaylor4 wrote: Looking at the stats, I'd bet the tournament used bouncebacks.
Yeah that looks like it's the case, but that's still a very high bonus conversion and very strong performance by I team I'd never seen/heard of in 4 years in the nearby area. Any SC folks see this coming?
by cchiego
Sun May 03, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 2008-2009
Replies: 49
Views: 7820

Re: South Carolina 2008-2009

Looking over the results of the Dorman tournament... who is this Greensboro Day School and why haven't they ventured forth to rip up NAQT's PPB before?
by cchiego
Sun May 03, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52944

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

I'll be submitting a full packet on my own (albeit sometime after Judgment/Thesis deadline day, which is May 9th for me), so if anyone wants to help out/be on my team I'll gladly take people, but I'll be planning on doing most of the writing myself.
by cchiego
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Different kinds of geography clues
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: Different kinds of geography clues

I'll say more on this later once Jeff finishes posting his thoughts, but: The South Pass tossup from this year's ICT is a good example of how to do this [this meaning using statistics] right. I powered that TU on the mention of Lewis and Clark, a history clue, and pretty much ignored the elevation i...
by cchiego
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion

Presumably he'll just be using polisci clues in tossups, or adding polisci parts to bonuses, or in general not doing insane shit... right? Precisely. It's definitely possible to add more political science including basic intro-level concepts into harder tournaments while also integrating political ...
by cchiego
Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2374

Re: Buzzerfest poli sci, etc., discussion

Yeah, as future polisci grad student, this is really, really hard stuff. Cleavages in and of itself is not bad (you couldn't talked about how the term has been applied elsewhere), but talking about a 1960s-era Norwegian political scientist is not the best idea. I bet more players know people like Jo...
by cchiego
Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF distribution
Replies: 200
Views: 29539

Re: ACF distribution

I get where a lot of the concern over geography's coming from, but I think that's largely a function of boring answer selection and the lack of interesting clues that people use when writing geography. I don't think it's necessarily hard to write a good tossup on Geography, but it does take a differ...
by cchiego
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 ICT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 22869

Re: 2009 ICT discussion

The fact that a parody tossup actually showed up in a packet should be indicative of some very serious answer choice problems. Yeah, I sort of did a double-take when someone posted that they were a shoe-throwing tossup enthusiast - to me this seems like a really bad direction to take current events...
by cchiego
Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 ICT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 22869

Re: 2009 ICT discussion

Logistics: The hotel idea was fine in theory; everything is super-close and right next to the airport. In practice, we were essentially abandoned to the hotel's monopoly on food, which got really old after the first time forking over $2 for a coke and $5 for a very small muffin. I would much rather ...
by cchiego
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5713

Re: ICT Predictions?

Don't worry Kevin, Nostradamus has a pretty spotty record of picking ICT, particularly at the lower bracket levels. Let's compare last year's picks: 1) Maryland. Correct 2) Chicago. Correct 3) Brown. (actual place: 4) 4) Illinois. (3) 5) Stanford. (7) 6) Vanderbilt. Correct 7) Harvard. (8) 8) Dartmo...
by cchiego
Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX
Replies: 73
Views: 8683

Re: GUERRILLA - 4//3/09 or 4/4/09 - Dallas, TX

It doesn't look like I'll be able to play in this, but I'll gladly write half a Charles Meigs packet if anyone who wants to play doesn't want to write a full one.
by cchiego
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Since having correct stats is of the utmost importance in this situation, I went back and re-checked every scoresheet with the data that had been initially entered. There were a few errors in the initial entering of the DII stats, largely concerning not giving players enough TUs or recording subtota...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 08, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

(This is Chris again) I have nothing to add other than to note that I was trying to run a quizbowl tournament that day and hoped that the other UGA Quizbowl officers could handle the situation after I notified them of my suspicions. I received information from other teams that suspected something wa...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

I'm using Chris's account since I cannot seem to login to my account at the moment. Tim Boughey, Treasurer of the UGA Quizbowl team, has access to our Gmail account where the questions for the SCT were sent to. I anticipated this since I knew Tim was playingand asked him to make sure that he didn't ...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Here is what I know: Tim Boughey, Treasurer of the UGA Quizbowl team, has access to our Gmail account where the questions for the SCT were sent to. I anticipated this since I knew Tim was playingand asked him to make sure that he didn't look at the questions. He said no problem. However, I needed so...
by cchiego
Sun Feb 08, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Congratulations to the University of Florida A team which won the DI section of the 2009 Southeast SCT. FSU finished second and the University of South Carolina A team finished 3rd. Top individuals were Billy of FSU (78 PPG), Aaron of UF A (76.5 ppg), and Robert of USC A (54 PPG). I will finish uplo...
by cchiego
Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Florida A beat FSU in their final match to win the DI sectional. Billy Beyer edged Aaron Kashtan in the prelim matches to win the scoring title.

Full results to follow in just a second.
by cchiego
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Scratch that one then, try this:

http://cchiego.myweb.uga.edu/NAQT_standings.html

Edit: DII stats coming soon.
by cchiego
Sat Feb 07, 2009 11:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Live Stats:

Not working.

We're on schedule and should be fine after a few blunders committed by myself at the start. Note to future TDs: Be very careful when trying to randomize rooms for a RR.
by cchiego
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Here is the final list of schools for our SCT site as I have it. If any teams would like to be added or subtracted, please let me know as soon as possible. Otherwise, I will assume you are/are not coming. DI (6) Florida A Florida B USC A Vandy A Duke FSU A DII (12) USC B Vandy B Florida C UGA St. Le...
by cchiego
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 11085

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

if...NAQT should give minimal weight to the "tourism" value of a city, we would like to hear that, preferably repeatedly, generally, and emphatically from across the spectrum of ICT-bound teams. Anything that makes the site selection process easier is good. I'm more than happy with having every qui...
by cchiego
Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

We're still taking teams and should have plenty of room at the moment. Here's another field update: DI (6) Florida A Florida B USC A Vandy A Duke FSU A DII (14) GA Tech USC B Vandy B FSU B Florida C UGA St. Leo AUM Berry Davidson A Davidson B North Greenville Wofford Oxford of Emory EDIT: More teams...
by cchiego
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 13462

Re: ACF Winter discussion

That said, the TD (who I thought did a great job) did ask teams to let him know if they wanted to leave early at the final rebracketing. In my world, teams wouldn't get such an invitation. Yeah this was a well-intentioned mistake on my part. Having been at COTKU earlier in the year where two teams ...
by cchiego
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Congratulations to South Carolina A who defeated FSU in the finals in the UGA Mirror of ACF Winter with a victory in the final over FSU. Top individuals were Billy from FSU, Robert from USC, Alvin (a high schooler) from ASFA, and Casey from NE AL CC. Stats are partially up at: http://mahmed11.myweb....
by cchiego
Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Thanks, yeah that was a statkeeper typo.
by cchiego
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

After the initial round-robin groups, we've divided into Upper and Lower brackets: Team/PPB/Margin USC A- 16.93/333 UCF- 16.05/241.7 FSU- 14.59/223.3 House- 11.48/110 Tech- 10.67/86.7 GPC- 9.64/48.3 Alabama- 12.27/16.7 Valencia A- 7.65/-78.3 ASFA- 7.73/-35 NE AL CC- 7.5/-80 MSU- 9.0 /-95 Berry- 3.75...
by cchiego
Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Unless there's a blizzard (and even maybe if there is) we won't cancel; we'll still have enough teams to play, but we just need to know who's going to show up.
by cchiego
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Sadly, schools are beginning to drop like flies. We need confirmation from the teams who originally said that they were coming in order to figure out who's actually going to show up. At this rate, we might be back to a full round-robin of 14 or so teams. Please respond too if I emailed you about fin...
by cchiego
Wed Jan 07, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)
Replies: 158
Views: 52944

Re: Announcement: Geography Monstrosity (May 2009, Chicago)

Would anybody be interested in a post-Geography Monstrosity freehand cartography event?
Definitely, if I show up at HSNCT (which is still up in the air). It'll be nice to finally do this for a semi-productive purpose for once.
by cchiego
Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

With just over two weeks left before the tournament, we're out of "maybe" schools and into a final list of confirmed programs. Some haven't yet told us the final number of teams they're bringing though, so we really need to hear from those teams as soon as possible so I can get the schedule set. Spe...
by cchiego
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Good Current Events
Replies: 28
Views: 3930

Re: Good Current Events

Something the avoid: Boring political TUs i.e. "the AFP and the KJC are two political parties in this country that also features the BBH and the PPPQI. Last election, the Reds beat the Greens and the Blues came in a surprising third after X and Z did their thing. FTP, identify this country led by Y....
by cchiego
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 53959

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

Current Events continues to be a headache. My question is "What does it reward?" Scanning CNN each morning? Matching senators to states? No, that's what ridiculously bad current events questions reward. A good current events question could be written on, say, Hamas that ends by talking about the re...
by cchiego
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 53959

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

This is a good discussion to have. I'm all in favor of opening up the canon but understand how having so few opportunities constrains the answers that can be asked about. Something like what Mike is suggesting would be very interesting and would allow the answer space for those smaller categories to...
by cchiego
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Field Update (1/7/09): St. Leo AUM Berry Davidson North Greenville Wofford I suspect we'll get more confirmations when teams show up to ACF Winter, but it's nice to see some formerly CBI-only teams coming. Also: We should be fine for scorekeepers, but we'd really like to get more experienced moderat...
by cchiego
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

We've gotten a great response from outside moderators and have plenty of competent people to field in-house, so we still have room for up to 24 teams and there are several spots left. So you're more than welcome to register, no worries. Note: We'd still like to hear from other teams who are "maybes"...
by cchiego
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament
Replies: 28
Views: 3966

Re: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament

Definitely in and willing to show that geography can be both well-written and interesting. I might not be able to make it to a mirror site, but I want to at least send in a packet.
by cchiego
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

If we can get our act together Emory (Atlanta Campus i.e. not Oxford) may send a team or two. Nina- We'd love to see Emory send a team. Y'all would definitely get the new team discount and not have to submit a packet (at least to my knowledge). I don't recall ever seeing Citadel or Oxford College C...
by cchiego
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Wow, this is awesome. Why wasn't there this much turnout for ACF Fall at UTK? :sad: Also, if that's Robert Slade listed as the open team, doesn't he go to GPC? (I'm asking this question out of ignorance, not anything else - at COTKU the "GPC" team was him playing solo, so that's why I'm asking) I w...
by cchiego
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8627

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

As of 12/31/08, we have a pretty large field registered for ACF Winter Southeast. If your name is on this list, please make sure that you can still make it and let us know how many teams you expect to bring as soon as possible if there's a "?" next to your name. We might have to cap the field at 24 ...
by cchiego
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13201

NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

This is the official announcement of the University of Georgia's Southeastern mirror of the NAQT SCT, to be held on Feb. 7th, 2009. We hope to see teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina attend. ELIGIBILITY: All college players are eligible and there is no packet-s...
by cchiego
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35713

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Last year we had similar problems but ended up with 16 teams; it's just not the best date to host it, which is why we tried to move it to Oct., but we didn't get much interest for that tournament until after we announced we would cancel it. We'll have to figure out what's the best time to do it next...