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by jonpin
Tue May 23, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Side-event schedule
Replies: 10
Views: 4386

Re: HSNCT Side-event schedule

sonstige wrote:While not a true side event, Saturday night (8 PM according to the NAQT site) is going to see another humans vs. QANTA match.
Who is representing humanity this year?
by jonpin
Sun May 21, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser
Replies: 15
Views: 7530

Re: Monetizing my Madness: a PACE Fundraiser

As you close in on your final rankings, do you have an estimate for how many hours you've worked on the rankings this year?
by jonpin
Thu May 18, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 18023

Re: Annual call for help with HSQBRank!

Father Comstock wrote:Also, I don't see the original prison bowl? might just be me.
That does appear to be missing from the list, but the final stats posted leave so many questions as to what in the world actually happened (and who several of these teams actually are) that decoding it may prove too challenging.
by jonpin
Sun May 07, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

Re: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners

PACE is proud to announce this year's Ben Cooper winners: The Academic Ambassador Award is to be presented to Fred Morlan in recognition of his work on HSQB Rank, assisting coaches and tournament directors in West Virginia and Kentucky, and spreading better quiz bowl practices nationwide. The Young ...
by jonpin
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet sub)
Replies: 5
Views: 7868

Re: New tournament format: “limited single-bye” (for packet

Just to check, is this a new twist on the "Two-Bracket Packet-Submission Even-Team Round Robin" listed on Berkeley's scheduling page?
by jonpin
Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 33522

Re: ACF Nationals Thanks and Discussion

Continuing a fine tradition from three years ago at ACF Nats 2014 Columbia... I lost the power cord from my laptop. Specifically, I have the wrong power cord. At some point on Sunday morning, someone else asked to charge their laptop in the control room, and it appears that I took their laptop cord....
by jonpin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33335

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Maryland 250, Michigan 175
UMD: Jordan 9/2, Weijia 0/0, Sam 0/1, Ophir 0/1. Bonuses: 180 on 9.
MICH: Auroni 4/3, Will 2/2, Brian 1/0, Kenji 0/0. Bonuses: 130 on 7.
by jonpin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33335

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

Everything's done but the final: Maryland v Michigan, one game, after Michigan won their last-round meeting by a substantial margin. Final standings for 3rd onward are now available in the "Playoffs" statfile, while all games except for the Round 9 tiebreakers are in the "Combined" statfile.
by jonpin
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33335

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

To note a clarification in response to a concern that a few people have messaged Jerry or me about: the packet list is not quite correct as of now on the prelim stats, because SQBS interpreted "WUSTL + Virginia + Toronto + Pennsylvania" running onto a second line of text as two separate packets. Res...
by jonpin
Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33335

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

As of the end of Saturday play here are the standings in the top bracket: Maryland and Michigan are 5-0, separated by only 3 PPG. Yale is 4-1, having lost to Maryland. Chicago, Columbia, and Stanford are all 3-2. Berkeley-A is the only UG team in the top bracket and will have an advantage in the UG ...
by jonpin
Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)
Replies: 44
Views: 33335

Re: ACF Nationals 2017 (4/22 - 4/23)

These ten teams comprise the GWB bracket which will contest the national championship: Michigan*, Oxford A, Stanford*, Berkeley A, Columbia*, Chicago A, Maryland*, Penn, Yale*, Berkeley B. The starred teams carry a win from the prelims.
by jonpin
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Barbarism of Monetization
Replies: 128
Views: 47723

Re: The Barbarism of Monetization

The other benefit of "e-packets," as Chris is calling them, is the ability to extract information from them. Even if you obtained paper copies in a totally legitimate way, looking up a certain question you heard is a huge pain. If you count individual bonus parts, there's ~1,400 answer lines in a s...
by jonpin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: PSA to independent set writers
Replies: 8
Views: 3930

PSA to independent set writers

My team wrote a set this year, and last week my captain forwarded this email he had received: https://s20.postimg.org/cjmgxnh71/avery.png The header of this email, along with the lack of identifying details in the message, leaves me with the impression it was probably sent to every independent set w...
by jonpin
Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Traveling to nats w/ minors
Replies: 4
Views: 4927

Re: Traveling to nats w/ minors

Likewise, I've never had an issue with needing to produce any sort of document. Still, it might be a good idea to have whatever permission slips you're using at the ready.
by jonpin
Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud
Replies: 165
Views: 99860

Re: Neg 5 : Quizbowl for the Cloud

My team used the new version of neg5 in box-score-entry form (as opposed to scoresheet form) for a tournament this weekend. On the whole, I really liked it, as well as the ability for two people to each be contributing to stats in real-time from their own computers, without having to separate out br...
by jonpin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

Re: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

I still need to enter the last round of games and finals into the above, but... After losing to them in the last round of the playoffs, Ithaca defeated Lehigh Valley 500-350 in a one-game final to win the 2017 Bergen Academies Spring Quizbowl Tournament. Meanwhile, West Egg defeated High Tech 350-34...
by jonpin
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th
Replies: 4
Views: 3909

Re: BASQT 2017 - Hackensack, NJ - April 8th

The tournament is underway, and live stats are being kept at http://tinyurl.com/basqt2017
by jonpin
Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

Re: 2017 Cooper Awards - Nominations Open

I've received a few nominations, but we always have room for more. If there's someone you think has made significant contributions to high school quiz bowl and should be recognized for such, please send me a nomination this week as per the instructions in the first post of the thread.
by jonpin
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

Re: 2017 Cooper Awards - Nominations Open

There are about three weeks left to put people forward for the 2017 Cooper Awards. Please send in your nominations to the address in the above post!
by jonpin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Record carryover
Replies: 19
Views: 6619

Re: Record carryover

NAQT's method is absurd, and has been forever, which can be further demonstrated by considering even slightly more complicated situations. If you have a 15-team tournament, the official NAQT format is: "SFRR (8/7 split) + 1/2 RR w/o rpts (10-11g*/11r) (Top 4 from each SFRR plays top 4 from other. Li...
by jonpin
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread
Replies: 55
Views: 32942

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Indeed it was, and it has been, and it's visible again. Just a reminder, especially to newer posters: It's a good idea to make your "field update" a separate post from the initial announcement. That way you can edit the field update and just that post will go invisible until approved*, whereas if yo...
by jonpin
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 7659

Re: Columbia Spring Tournament - March 4, 2017

Has a logistics email been sent out to competing teams yet? I haven't gotten one, but I'm not sure if it's because I didn't fill out the registration form (having no new teams to sign up beyond those already signed up for the Cup). I especially ask because one of my students posted in my team's inte...
by jonpin
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Planning
Replies: 9
Views: 4482

Re: ACF Nationals Planning

Another possibility is various hotels in the Fort Lee / Edgewater / Englewood area that are on the west side of the George Washington Bridge. There are a number of buses that can take you to the GW Bus Terminal, from which it is a short ride south to Columbia. The downside is that it's harder to get...
by jonpin
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)
Replies: 26
Views: 24065

Re: 2016 ACF Fall Global Announcement (5 Nov 2016)

Did this set get posted online? If not, is there a point at which it will be?
by jonpin
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45609

Re: 2017 ICT bids

-Is there anything the circuit could do to alleviate some of the pressures driving the autobid situation? In the past, we've talked about things like having something like a national registry of potential moderators (which would make it easier to staff big tournaments), or having regional circuits ...
by jonpin
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ
Replies: 13
Views: 6600

Re: East Brunswick Bears Tournament @ East Brunswick NJ

Just to clarify, that linked packet is a Sectionals D-II round, not ICT D-II.

Also, given that this is explicitly a nationals warm-up, is there any chance it might be played on the clock so teams can get used to that style in competition?
by jonpin
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 47356

Re: SCT, autobids, and ICT size discussion

To answer Vasa's (likely rhetorical) question, in my opinions SCT is first and foremost the qualifier for ICT. It's a fun tournament, it's nice to have a that-difficulty tournament in the Spring, but it exists to determine who gets to go to ICT. If Columbia E comes down to Florida and plays our sec...
by jonpin
Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 11760

Re: '16-'17 NY/NJ/LI/PA/Surrounding Area Discussion

I would think NAQT would be open to a site in either state hosting 166, the designated "state championship" set. However, none currently exists, and with the loss of the host benefit (with questions for state championships being free), I'm not sure anyone's eager to jump in and fill that gap. On tha...
by jonpin
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: 2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners
Replies: 8
Views: 5389

2017 Cooper Awards - Congratulations to Winners

I am pleased to announce that The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards. The Cooper awards, which recognize those who contribute to the “spirit and honor of quizbowl competition,” will be presented at the ...
by jonpin
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Tournament Structure: Why Not Swiss?
Replies: 2
Views: 2693

Re: Tournament Structure: Why Not Swiss?

The short answer is: the teams at a quiz bowl tournament tend to put a higher premium on playing more quiz bowl games than on "let's get this over with as quickly as possible". In addition, Swiss formats tend to run into significant issues where teams are being compared by win-loss records which wer...
by jonpin
Sat Dec 17, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false names
Replies: 56
Views: 20516

Re: Non-students playing closed tournaments under false name

The problem with the title of the thread is that, despite what the title suggests, no one is doing this, because the tournament wasn't closed to begin with! The Terrapin announcement: Eligibility Anyone who is eligible under ACF rules, in addition to high schoolers, can play this tournament with ot...
by jonpin
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 7503

Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Will stats for this tourney be up soon? Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/) My understanding is that it's finals week at Columbia, so the stats delay is pretty reasonable. According to Columbia's a...
by jonpin
Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2390

Re: 2016 WHAQ Question-Specific Discussion

There were a couple things I noticed over the course of the day reading 1-9 this past weekend. I didn't have the chance to keep a running written list, but I decided to open up a packet and do some loose critique. Here's some notes on packet 6. Tossup 2: Power is 4.5+ of <6 lines, with Thrushcross G...
by jonpin
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: 2016 WHAQ General Discussion

I understand the sense of wanting to be generous with powers, but some of those decisions were over-the-top. I noted a 6-line tossup where power stretched onto the fifth line, and many tossups would have more than half the question in power. Was there any editing or fixing of the set done after its ...
by jonpin
Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 7503

Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Is there a private forum for discussion of the set?
by jonpin
Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 11977

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

I disagree with Cody about the prompting on DeWitt Clinton example, because George Clinton is a major figure in New York politics at more or less the same time period in American history. I would definitely confuse these two in a tossup. Oh, that's the other guy I couldn't remember. Sure, in that c...
by jonpin
Mon Oct 31, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"
Replies: 39
Views: 11977

Re: PSA: Mohammed Reza Shah is not "Reza Shah"

I disagree with Cody about the prompting on DeWitt Clinton example, because George Clinton is a major figure in New York politics at more or less the same time period in American history. I would definitely confuse these two in a tossup. Oh, that's the other guy I couldn't remember. Sure, in that c...
by jonpin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Re: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

Middlesex pulled off a 1-2 finish for the third straight year. Dalton won third place when Bergen County champions Leonia inadvertently left before the third-place game. Stats to follow later this weekend.
by jonpin
Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Re: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

The playoffs are underway, featuring Middlesex A and B, Cavallini, Dalton, Leonia, and the A teams of Ben Franklin, Tenafly, and Tuxedo Park. Prelim stats are here.

Lasal Mapitigama of Cavallini was the top scorer.
by jonpin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility
Replies: 32
Views: 12509

Re: Changes to NAQT SSNCT eligibility

My interpretation is that this allows traditional public, non-selective students in one division, and either non-selective charter schools or private schools in the other. Does SSNCT still not allow any school with a selective admissions policy to attend? Either way, how does that apply to private ...
by jonpin
Mon Oct 10, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016
Replies: 16
Views: 7578

Re: 2016 Columbia Fall Tournament - October 8, 2016

Is there any quick summation that could be posted in the interim, such as who won?
by jonpin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Re: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

Field update (9/29)

Community (Plainsboro) - 1-2
Dalton - interest
Leonia - 1
Middlebrook (Wilton, CT) - 1
Middlesex (Darien, CT) - 4-6
St. Leo's (Elmwood Park) - 1
Teaneck Charter - 2
Tenafly - 4
Tuxedo Park - 3
Warren - 2-3

Field cap: initially 24
by jonpin
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ
Replies: 4
Views: 2629

Bergen Junior VI (10/22/16) - Hackensack NJ

On behalf of the Quiz Bowl team at the Bergen County Academies, I wish to extend an invitation to the sixth annual Bergen Academies Junior Academic Competition, a quiz bowl tournament for junior- or middle-schoolers. This competition will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 and is a perfect opport...
by jonpin
Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXIV at Princeton (9/24/16)
Replies: 16
Views: 7896

Re: PHSAT XXIV at Princeton (9/24/16)

How'd the standard division finish up?
by jonpin
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank help
Replies: 8
Views: 8956

Re: HSQBRank help

When that coach contacted me, he used the word "he" to describe the player moving to NJ, so presumably not.
by jonpin
Wed Aug 03, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 53319

Re: Illinois '16-'17

People keep making bad posts in Illinois discussions Please note, from the rules: Avoid making content-free posts on the board. In particular, quoting another post and providing no additional information ("empty-quoting") is forbidden. Meta-bad-posting, wherein one makes bad posts with no content o...
by jonpin
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for HSAPQ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3269

Re: Would You Recommend Working for HSAPQ?

I was an affiliate/associate/whatever-the-term-was member of HSAPQ for a few years, primarily involved in the calculation questions for VHSL, and it's the only organization I've ever written questions for, for money. There were the (what I assume to be universal) occasional "hey, everybody we need t...
by jonpin
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60895

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

I may be interested in playing in an East Coast mirror depending on what weekend it is.
by jonpin
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC tournament format: playoff proposal.
Replies: 5
Views: 4881

Re: NSC tournament format: playoff proposal.

If I were planning to use this proposal and had full power to do whatever, here's how I would do it: (thinking out loud mode on) There are exactly four promotion/relegation matches, each between the bottom team from a Tier I group and the top team from a Tier II group. There is no need to earn the r...