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by Windows ME
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Postseason Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 14117

Re: Postseason Poll

Is it taboo if I make my ballot public? I was going to originally but realized nobody did it in the last thread.
by Windows ME
Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 58012

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

After going through some of WIT (where at least one of the bio and chem each round was for some unforsaken reason replaced with science history) - I've realized I would absolutely not play a tournament without a competent editor in those categories. For that reason, if NO ONE steps up, I am willling...
by Windows ME
Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: On Being a Fourth Scorer
Replies: 7
Views: 19572

Re: On Being a Fourth Scorer

5 and 6 can be grouped together in this corollary: always pay attention. Even if its not your subject, or you're not scoring well, always stay in the game. You never know when a clue you know will come up or a buzzer race will go your way. This brings up another point. I don't care how good you thi...
by Windows ME
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance
Replies: 18
Views: 6080

Re: Probable question access at MIT Penn-ance

I understand your point about telling the TD about these things, but remember: none of the players had the knowledge you did about the somewhat suspicious events leading up to it. There are plenty of instances when I've seen someone neg things that were going to come up later by chance (and I've do...
by Windows ME
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2012-13
Replies: 12
Views: 4135

Re: Ontario 2012-13

Are any Ontario teams attending HSNCT this year?

For the first ever time, a Canadian team outside of Ontario will be attending this event (Harry Ainlay - the winners of the 2nd Alberta Quizbowl Tournament). I hope they will not be the only ones!
by Windows ME
Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution
Replies: 72
Views: 10513

Re: Thinking about the Quizbowl Distribution

Math higher in the distributino than Chemistry? what a joke. Stop proposing things just because your small narrow sample space at Chicago can't answer Chemistry questions early. As I've said in previous courses, it takes a math major to answer math questions and one-two chemistry courses to be able ...
by Windows ME
Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 37551

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

Maryland, Brown and Harvard should totally sign up for this.
by Windows ME
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?
Replies: 28
Views: 6538

Re: Bidding: how can we get you to do it?

theMoMA wrote:If Regionals were a qualifying tournament for Nationals.
Oh god. No.
by Windows ME
Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2013: Harlem Shake Prohibited (Apr 27-28)
Replies: 66
Views: 37551

Re: ACF Nationals 2013: Large Sodas Prohibited (Apr 27-28)

I'm guessing Canadian teams should just hold tight as per the other thread?
by Windows ME
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13

Apparently we aren't going sorry about that.
by Windows ME
Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13
Replies: 7
Views: 2661

Re: ACF Regionals Pacific Northwest (and online) - 2/23/13

If we do play we'd likely send two teams.
by Windows ME
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Re: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament

I'll help but not sure how big of a role I can take on.
by Windows ME
Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths
Replies: 42
Views: 12842

Re: math math math a hundred maths one thousand maths

Organic Chemistry takes something like one or two classes before you can understand EVERY organic chemistry tossup. Non-organic chemistry is taught in high school. Ditto biology. You can literally answer some ACF Nationals Bio tossups off clues learned in high school. You can take five or six classe...
by Windows ME
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament II (11/3/2012 - Edmonton, AB)
Replies: 2
Views: 970

Re: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament II (11/3/2012 - Edmonton, AB)

Congratulations to Harry Ainlay for winning the second Alberta Quizbowl Tournament - beating Webber C in the final. Both teams have qualified for HSNCT. Congratulations also go out to Laura Senior of Old Scona B for bring the tournament's leading scorer with over thirty powers! Stats can be found in...
by Windows ME
Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9420

Re: Penn-ance Question Specific Discussion

Can you post the tossup on the pituitary gland?
by Windows ME
Sat Oct 27, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 38934

Re: Minnesota/Penn Open IV Discussion

The angelfire link appears to be down was this set ever posted anywhere else?

Edit: never mind I got a copy
by Windows ME
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future
Replies: 38
Views: 7388

Re: The Future

Yeah Illinois is totally the middle of quiz bowl nowhere
by Windows ME
Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)
Replies: 25
Views: 8944

Re: Penn-ance: MIT mirror (10/20)

reindeer wrote: We may also be able to field a team of our own, if that turns out to make sense.
I am especially in favour of this if it avoids teams having bye rounds
by Windows ME
Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 18187

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

I remember the good old days when Kurtis could write a summer open event and have 10 teams show up to the Canada site.

:sad:
by Windows ME
Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Coach Reading for Own Team: Advantage?
Replies: 14
Views: 3756

Re: Coach Reading for Own Team: Advantage?

Yeah whenever I read for my old high school I'm probably harsher than usual on them. Goes both ways.
by Windows ME
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANFORTAS - all discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: ANFORTAS - all discussion

Just want to say that perhaps the best thing about this tournament (heh this is almost a plug maybe it should go in a forum that is non-private) is that it is enjoyable even if you are not a myth player. I was having a blast (despite winning, like, one game) just because I was learning cool and inte...
by Windows ME
Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 26678

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

What's the fee schedule going to be?

(and pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee sign up team #10!)
by Windows ME
Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 29033

Re: Chicago Open Discussion

3. You still have the problem that the clue is about the urea cycle; it was at this point, being thoroughly clue-whiplashed, that I buzzed in with urea because I couldn't figure out what was going on. I'm not saying its a bad clue, I'm saying try to make it a little easier to understand. I would ha...
by Windows ME
Fri Jul 27, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 26678

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

I like the above schedule.

It kinda gives each day its own distinctive "feel"
by Windows ME
Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 26678

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

How late are we going on Saturday? (and when do you estimate the main event itself will be finished?)
by Windows ME
Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 8010

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Going to post my full position here: Joe, based on your post, I'm under the impression that you think there aren't other factors that the editors considered in choosing a date. I will list just one: putting any national championship on the third week of April is basically telling Canadian teams "you...
by Windows ME
Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 8010

Re: ACF editors and dates for 2012-2013

Don't most semester schools have finals the first week of May? A quick search of six schools shows that ACF Nationals is the weekend before finals for us and Penn and is in the middle of finals for Ohio State, Virginia, and Michigan. I realize that not everyone's schedule can be accommodated, but g...
by Windows ME
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I propose a quizbowl video project
Replies: 24
Views: 6551

Re: I propose a quizbowl video project

How about a split screen? Someone out there must have decent video-editing capabilities, and if a secondary goal of this video is to get people excited about quizbowl then, well, presentation is important.
by Windows ME
Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What's the matter with Kansas?
Replies: 65
Views: 37524

Re: What's the matter with Kansas?

This thread is a pretty fascinating read. (especially liked the North Korea comment) Just curious - is there a similar thread like this one, but for Missouri? Charlie said he had faced a lot of the same things that Kansas is going through now, and has presumably made great progress since then. Would...
by Windows ME
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)
Replies: 83
Views: 26678

Re: KABO: Kurtis and Ashvin's Backyard Open (8/4)

Playing this at the Ann Arbor site. Would like teammates I've never played with before (which is, like, everyone).

If it makes any difference I happen to know science.
by Windows ME
Mon May 07, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21610

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

Isn't it kind of self-evident that all that stuff is going on in plants (thus making the "plant" part not necessary for the answer)? It reminds me of that "operas by Smetana" question, which was bad because it's pretty trivial to deduce that all those works were operas. Yes this was what I was gett...
by Windows ME
Mon May 07, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 106
Views: 21610

Re: 2012 ACF Nationals Discussion Thread

After finally looking through the questions this looked like a pretty well written tournament. I think, in places, it may have suffered from excessive underlining though, but I'm interested to know if I'm wrong. For example: - requiring "plant" in the tossup on the cell wall. If someone were to buzz...
by Windows ME
Fri May 04, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Applying player stats
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

Re: Applying player stats

I'm tempted to say from experience [re: TU/N ratios]: - if you're the best player on your team, no worse than 2 to 1 [ideally should be higher than this] - else 3 to 1. The latter makes sense, I'm not sure about the number for the former. 8 TU and 4 negs is a horrible ratio. Maybe (2-to-1 minus one ...
by Windows ME
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 38953

Re: ICT Prediction Thread

Maybe this year the Valencias, Harvards, and UVA's of the world will still be the favorites, but unless our schools start taking ICT a lot more seriously, we are going to fall behind the Icelandic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:IcelandicCompulsoryEducationPie.svg America will be fine as long as...
by Windows ME
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Statistics for 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 2675

Re: Statistics for 2012

If completeness is your goal maybe consider incorporating the results of the "Texas Invitational"? ( http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/12TI/FinalACF/ and http://www.texasquizbowl.org/d/12TI/FinalNAQT/ Would also give a better idea of where high schools compare to some colleges. Some of them, IMO, defin...
by Windows ME
Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alberta Quizbowl Provincial Championships [4/28/12]
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Alberta Quizbowl Provincial Championships [4/28/12]

Unfortunately, this tournament is not happening this year. Apologies.
by Windows ME
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 8612

Re: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012

May 14th?! Does this date hold some special significance I'm not aware of? No, just who the hell is out of school by May 14th? All of Canada. Though the Canadian dollar is doing quite fine, so I don't think he's advertising $5/hr to us. (On a somewhat related note this is why it's a bitch to get Ca...
by Windows ME
Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012
Replies: 33
Views: 8612

Re: Quizbowl internship for summer 2012

Sir Thopas wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:
Sir Thopas wrote:May 14th?!
Does this date hold some special significance I'm not aware of?
No, just who the hell is out of school by May 14th?
All of Canada.

Though the Canadian dollar is doing quite fine, so I don't think he's advertising $5/hr to us.
by Windows ME
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland
Replies: 49
Views: 49842

Re: ACF Nationals 2012: April 21 & 22 at Maryland

What time in the morning would the tournament start on Saturday?


Also, to those from Maryland, how long would the taxi right from Dulles to the tournament take on a Saturday Morning (8amish)?
by Windows ME
Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament [11/26/11]
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament [11/26/11]

Congratulations to Harry Ainlay for winning the first ever Alberta Quizbowl Tournament, beating Old Scona A in the final.

Full stats (including final) are here.

Congratulations to the top scorer, Giavanna Valacco from Old Scona A, who averaged [final included] 58.89 ppg.
by Windows ME
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament [11/26/11]
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Re: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament [11/26/11]

The first post is now updated with a field update as well as the official tournament location. There is no need to finalize team numbers until the final week of the tournament, but the more information that is given the better. Obviously, if your school is not yet listed, you have not told me you ar...
by Windows ME
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping
Replies: 30
Views: 16126

Re: WUStL Updates Statistics Live!: real-time Web scorekeeping

Would there be any way to integrate the stats into SQBS after a tournament? There are no such plans. WUStL is a replacement for software like SQBS. Anything SQBS can do, WUStL will be able to do. It's not clear what benefits users would get out of export into SQBS. Likewise, import from SQBS is als...
by Windows ME
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14780

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

Thanks for all the feedback on the science questions. I think the biggest takeaway for me so far is that I am still a young writer, and I cannot and should not get away with writing/editing questions post-midnight after having a long day of classes. I need to be more diligent about my answer lines ...
by Windows ME
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14780

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

Generally enjoyed this tournament. The science was filled with errors (Gibbs & enthalpy TUs as described above were pure negbait... the GnRH bonus may have been the worst I have ever heard in my quizbowl career. Not even sure the lead-in for that bonus was a proper sentence, and the description of G...
by Windows ME
Sun Nov 06, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5
Replies: 45
Views: 11187

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5

Thank you to McMaster for a well-run tournament (and for the board game that will teach me more about the city of Hamilton XD).

Any chance we could get a set of combined (playoff + prelim) stats?
by Windows ME
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alberta Quizbowl Tournament [11/26/11]
Replies: 5
Views: 1898

Alberta Quizbowl Tournament [11/26/11]

The University of Alberta is pleased to announce the first ever Alberta Quizbowl Tournament, to be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011, at the University of Alberta. This tournament will use the NAQT IS110-A set and is excellent for teams that are new to quizbowl. LOCATION: Tory Building Basement - ...
by Windows ME
Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prompt and Anti-Prompt: A Tale of Woe
Replies: 24
Views: 7025

Re: Prompt and Anti-Prompt: A Tale of Woe

What if Shantanu buzzed in on a different clue from the one he buzzed in on and said "scimitar"? ...and it wasn't a scimitar? How can a moderator hope to tell this information? EDIT (Don't want to double post): And what if he needed to think o the scimitar clue and it took him a good three quarters ...
by Windows ME
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5
Replies: 45
Views: 11187

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5

Right. So I guess I'll make this official: Alberta is sending 1 team, no buzzers.
by Windows ME
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5
Replies: 45
Views: 11187

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Mirror @ McMaster, Nov. 5

We're interested, but Almas is the only person on the team who's ever played ACF before, and asking him to write an entire packet would not be fair. EDIT: Just to further elaborate a bit, in case this becomes a thing. UWO is a club who very much exemplifies the "novice" Ontario team to which Jay re...