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by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17715

I know I would love for their to be some kind of solo or duo tournament at the HSNCT, and I think that would be a really good idea because so many good players and teams from HS are there, so we could all try to get our feet wet in the college circuit. Of course it wouldn't be affiliated with CO, b...
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17715

So, here's a radical idea.

How about we put CO in late July and do a late June event too. Someone would need to edit and we'd need a host. Thoughts?
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RESULTS! ACF Nationals 2007 Details
Replies: 18
Views: 18026

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by Mr. Kwalter
Fri Mar 23, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17715

I would most certainly be interested in playing such an event. I can't work on it, but someone definitely should. Remember, doing a side event at a tournament can significantly help with the cost of attending. Plus it means you're cool.
by Mr. Kwalter
Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17715

Also, I think nearly two "full" tournaments (i.e. those featuring both tossups and bonuses, as opposed to singles tournaments, which of course merely feature tossups) would be pretty exhausting for the players and the readers if you did it all in one day. Yeah obviously we'd do it Friday or Sunday....
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17715

One obvious secondary option for MATTE 2 is that it be held in conjunction with Chicago Open. I don't think there are any declared side tournaments at this time, so if people would rather see it there then that could be arranged.
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open; also, possible HSNCT-coincident college event
Replies: 43
Views: 17715

There has been some discussion of holding a masters tournament alongside HSNCT for those staffing. Since it's in Chicago and many of the top players in the country offer their services to NAQT in exchange for room and travel for the weekend anyway, it seems like an ideal way to get a bunch of people...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Crystal Pepsi
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

Yeah sorry Lee, that shit was terrible. I'm with Ryan.

Also, damn straight Mike, not only should soda bars exist, they should be ubiquitous.
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Field Update
Replies: 10
Views: 6053

They should play together, that way Pat can drunkenly give Mueller a concussion every game instead of just in their one bottom bracket match against each other.
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Mar 20, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

Also, now that you mention UNC.....why aren't they coming to ACF nats? They took two teams to Penn Bowl, but can't take one to ACF nationals? According to mapquest, Nashville is only one hour longer by car than Philly, and it's one hour shorter than the Tulsa drive we've made twice this semester, on...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

Matt Morrison wrote:By the way what was the breakdown of first place votes?
Every accepted ballot had Chicago at #1.
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

I also think I should make a couple of comments on the poll. I didn't have a whole lot of entries. Everyone on this thread should have sent me a poll, since you seem to care about the results. Also, TAMU is so low because two of the accepted submissions did not rank them. Most people also did not ra...
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

Sorry to mislead you Matt. Vik won't be playing at ACF nats, but he will be playing ICT.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

This one goes out to you, Seth. :chip: 1. Chicago 2. Brown 3. Illinois 4. VCU 5. Carleton 6. Texas 7. Vanderbilt 8. Stanford 9. TAMU 10. Virginia 11. Rutgers 12. Michigan 13. UCLA 14. Princeton 15. Yale 16. Maryland 17. USF 18. Caltech 19. Wayne State 20. Harvard Honorable Mention: FSU South Carolin...
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

HEY DO POLLS

We don't have enough to tally the results meaningfully yet, and we need people to submit more. Come on, it's a POLL!
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 11, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice Tournament Packets
Replies: 24
Views: 9463

That tossup is much better and more pyramidal, and I guess I didn't see the packet with the Cry tossup. ACF rules still would have allowed Paton, though, if you were clever with clues. I still think that's heavy on Gordimer and gives clues about two fairly obscure works. For a novice tournament I'd ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 11, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice Tournament Packets
Replies: 24
Views: 9463

I should make it clear that I appreciate Mike's hard work on the packets and know that he had serious time problems that largely weren't his fault. My recommendation is that any editor should write lots of extras before the editing starts, or, in a case like Mike's this time, anticipate the lateness...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Novice Tournament Packets
Replies: 24
Views: 9463

Well, I guess I will post this after all, since it needs to be said. This question set was a travesty. Yes, most of the tossups were largely pyramidal and had appropriate answers (although there are several notable examples of the opposite), but the problems I'm talking about have to do with grammar...
by Mr. Kwalter
Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30738

Fuck off you have to provide a new quote, Chris Ray.
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30738

Give me a fucking break CHRIS FRANKEL, you midget-loving poor excuse for a sexual deviant, that's Road House.

NEW QUOTE:

"A cautious young fellow named Lodge
Had seat belts installed in his Dodge.
When his date was strapped in
He committed a sin
Without even leaving the garage."
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 34471

yeah that could be a problem .... well hopefully they can get everything together there and I just heard that Yale is accepting so that just hasn´t been updated yet so if we don´t make it, it will be time to go study like crazy this summer. And/or you could attend ACF Nationals, which is a mere 8...
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 40157

I wish I had the resources (and the depth in knowledge) to play ACF, but some things just don't happen. I will personally arrange for you to play for free at any ACF tournament near Mizzou in your playing future, if nothing else just to see noted nicest guy in quizbowl Seth Teitler smack you with h...
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Proposal
Replies: 19
Views: 7090

EverlastingWrane wrote:I support Mike's proposal, and liken the discussion of the ratio of hockey/baseball/curling tossups (of which I am recently guilty) to prevalance of southern/new england/midwestern writers in the american lit area.
Huh?
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 13770

3. I appreciate Matt's invitation for newer teams and players to come to ACF Nationals. That said, I just picked a packet at random from the 2004 ACF Nats. tournament and went 2-2 (simulating buzzing in early when I thought I knew it) while having only heard of only 6/20 TU questions. Despite that,...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 13770

I completely agree with Matt, of course. ACF nationals is damn fun. Everyone there appreciates the presence of everyone else, even if they become frustrated with their performance. It's a long day to be sure, but it is completely worth it. That aside, a few of you have emailed me personally with com...
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 13770

ACF

The idea that ACF is facing its not-so-gradual demise seems to be a recurring theme in threads of late. The fact is that the way things are going, this is most likely true. The first to go will be regionals, because nationals is a one-site tournament that is worth it to enough teams to remain viable...
by Mr. Kwalter
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: People ruining tournaments
Replies: 9
Views: 4701

Hey, avoision rears its ugly head again. If you want to call Weiner a jackass, just do it, although while he is many things I personally don't see him being guilty of any of the things of which you spoke. Point is: stop being a douche. edit: apparently you weren't at the mid-atlantic site. My point ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Discussion Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 19925

Now for some requisite gripes. I'm on the fence as to whether I think Jose Orozco should've been a tossup answer at all, and I'm not saying it was a hose, but I feel like the last sentence should've said something like "A contemporary of Diego Rivera, FTP name this Mexican muralist..." I'm curious ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Proposal
Replies: 19
Views: 7090

TDs should take driver's licenses as collateral to prevent people from leaving tournaments early. T/F? How about a "blacklist" for those who either leave early or are no-shows without legit reasons? Uh, dunno if you noticed, but ACF and now NAQT attendance is already anemic. As for the drivers' lic...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 19306

POLL!

All right all, it's time again for the annual pre-nationals poll. For those of you new to this most exciting of useless quizbowl ratings establishments, votes should be based on who you think is most likely to do well at BOTH nationals. For instance, last year Texas A&M proved itself to be top at AC...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Southwest - Results
Replies: 1
Views: 1837

ACF Regionals Southwest - Results

Believe it or not there was an ACF regionals in the Southwest, held at the University of Tulsa. Five teams competed (2 OU, Texas, House Team, and UNT) and despite the presence of only one buzzer we all had a great time (and played 11 games in 13 rounds). Texas went undefeated to win the tournament, ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Open III: Trouble at Lilybaeum 03/10/07
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Texas Open III: Trouble at Lilybaeum 03/10/07

This is an announcement for the third installment of UT-Austin's Texas Open, which will be held on March 10th somewhere in Dallas. It will be a mirror of the tournaments currently scheduled at Illinois and VCU, and anyone can come, regardless of experience or affiliation. Fees: Base without packet: ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33385

Next matchup is a tag team falls count anywhere affair Dead Baby Jokes/ Holocaust rape jokes v. Rebecca Golden/Alma Molina Golden/Molina no question, as Golden would call the Holocaust and threaten to shut it down if the rape jokes didn't stop. Next Matchup: PEOPLE ACTUALLY THINKING IT WOULD BE OKA...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: posting stats
Replies: 19
Views: 7445

Windows is not a "perfectly reasonable standard," it's a dominant platform, and the many people who choose not to use it (like myself) have the right to take care of our tournament statistics in the way we see fit. No, you don't. SQBS is the best program out there hands down, and it, unlike windows...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35971

Good job perpetuating the fallacies put forth by bobdole. Brandeis Briefs: not hard. The giveaway was about Brandeis. Hey, it's a notable Jewish member of the supreme court, and they're describing a brief. They also really really are not that obscure. Also, you are completely misunderstanding the ar...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35971

While I'm not entirely on board with Ryan concerning the necessary acessibility level of a tournament, he does have a point that looking at those statistics without having any real knowledge of the circuit yields completely skewed results. After playing on the MLK set I can say that the difficulty, ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: MLK mirror at Boston University on 2/03/2007
Replies: 15
Views: 5669

Thanks a lot to BU for running an excellent event. Are there gonna be stats anywhere?
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 14475

Stupid shit Actually, it's Mr. Kwalter. Well, Travis, I wanted to get Charlie and you in on the discussion. Besides, I was following plagiarism guidelines discussed in the recent plagiarism thread. I dropped the admonishment because you explained yourself and I considered the matter resolved. Would...
by Mr. Kwalter
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 14475

So, I won't tell you where I got them, because I don't want your misguided adherence to packet propriety to lead you to punish the source. But I will tell you that I then proceeded to send them to literally everyone who frequents the quizbowl chatroom. Here's the thing. You know what improves the ci...
by Mr. Kwalter
Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18476

Well, here at UT, there are more Jews than Black people but there are tons and tons of Hispanics. We have one guy from El Paso on the team, and he's about as white as one can get. Then again, there are currently maybe 10 active members of the UT club, and there are 52000 students here. I agree with ...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18476

I didn't mean to come off critical, I really just hijacked the thread to make a point about the issue. I met Kyle and his teammates in Oklahoma and I really enjoyed seeing new faces in the region. I'm delighted that they enjoyed themselves and I sincerely hope that we'll see them at SCT. If you have...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Demographic Underrepresentation: questions and rosters in qb
Replies: 43
Views: 18476

What I want to know is what exactly you (Kyle) want. Is it just "African-American" and "Mexican-American? literature, or do you also want a 1/1 Maxine Hong Kingston distribution per tournament? Or how about Jewish lit, should we increase the number of Jewish lit and history questions? Also, you know...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sword Bowl Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 14475

Sword Bowl Discussion

Well, I'd like to preface this with two comments: 1) I thought this year's questions were a VAST improvement over the much-pilloried-by-Jerry sword bowl of last year. 2) The following statement comes with no preconceived notion of what may have happened and thus does not immediately assume the guilt...
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Sectionals?
Replies: 12
Views: 5714

I second. The only reason I play quizbowl is so I can have a chicago hot dog at least 3 times a year.
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11041

I don't mean to be defensive; yes, I wrote this question, but I believe clarification is needed. So, others can confirm/deny, but I as editor of this tournament had no idea that Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time was only famous because (apparently) wiki: Terry Gilliam from British comedy group Monty Pyth...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech MLK Invitational - 1/20/2007
Replies: 16
Views: 5514

wait, so there were only 4 rounds? What? How bout some stats/a full explanation? Or maybe an apology from those responsible?
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11041

Penn Bowl Discussion

Well, I won't even start on how disappointed I am that people didn't get to play the tournament we set up for them. Nonetheless, I do want to hear what people thought of the questions they heard. Bring it on.
by Mr. Kwalter
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: exit, voice and loyalty
Replies: 85
Views: 35971

A few things. 1) Sorice, your idea for a tournament in which you "promised" people not to cut their answers barring difficulty would only be effective if you were trying to show the misguided writers that doing so results in, as paul said, wildly varying difficulty. The only time I can think of that...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Singles questions available
Replies: 10
Views: 3489

I use PDF for all of my personal files, such as schoolwork, papers, etc., so I see where Jerry is coming from. However, in quizbowl, the big problem with PDF-formatted packets is that PDF readers, at least in my experience, don't have "split screen" view options like Word does, so you have to scrol...
by Mr. Kwalter
Sun Jan 07, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BoB Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2367

I hate to beat a dead horse, but this comment is on willie chen's favorite subject, literary criticism. The question I want to point out comes from the Rutgers packet. It is:

Stephen Orgel has called the oft-debated phrase “two-handed engineâ€