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by Papa's in the House
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)
Replies: 55
Views: 54651

Re: UIUC ABT Earlybird tournament (10/15/11)

Before this spat gets any larger, I'm going to knock Garb in the head and figure out what's going on. I'd be hard-pressed to justify using such a tiebreaker and I'd say it would be more likely than not PPG is used*. *Probably for both morning and afternoon EDIT: Keep in mind that the TD does have th...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7269

Re: General Discussion

I have no idea what Ben used, but I fact-checked this using my Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Mythology . Different versions of myths exist, so I apologize if you were confused, the clue's as "correct" as a myth clue can be. At this point I just wanted to get the source used so I can read it and...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7269

Re: General Discussion

I thought some of the packets could have been randomized a little better - for example I think there was a packet with 3 consecutive science bonuses if I'm not mistaken, and maybe even a point where literature was jumbled together too. Please fix this because it was really aggravating in a couple o...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7269

Re: General Discussion

I (and my teammates, for the most part) greatly enjoyed playing this set. Some of the powermarks seemed a little stingy, but that was far less important to me than seeing working capital defined as a clue for the tossup on "capital" and the other accounting/finance related questions that showed up i...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 25162

Re: Events that are on the docket

As Ike mentioned elsewhere, GAAP and MUT are being combined.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 57146

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

We will be running a mirror of this in whichever month it actually takes place. I would prefer to run it on 12/3, but if it moves to January, we will run it on 1/29. EDIT: Date change to avoid conflict. Is the January Sunday date intentional or do you mean 1/28? Date is now TBA. Needless to say, we...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 27881

Re: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)

Never mind. It'll only be 2 teams.

EDIT: Speaking of unforeseen events...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BARGE at Maryland (1/14/12)
Replies: 107
Views: 57146

Re: BARGE at Maryland (12/03/11)

We will be running a mirror of this in whichever month it actually takes place. I would prefer to run it on 12/3, but if it moves to January, we will run it on 1/29.

EDIT: Date change to avoid conflict.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Sep 14, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at NIU (9/17/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at NIU (9/17/11)

What building is this taking place in and what is the address of that building?
by Papa's in the House
Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 27881

Re: ACF Fall 2011 at Northern Illinois University (11/5/11)

Illinois will be there with some number of teams greater than or equal to 2, some number of buzzers, and (likely) 0 moderators.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MAGNI mirror at Missouri S&T 10-29-11
Replies: 6
Views: 2969

Re: MAGNI mirror at Missouri S&T 10-29-11

Illinois will be sending 2 teams, some number of buzzers, and 0 moderators to this mirror.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15242

Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Illinois will be sending 1 team to this mirror.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at NIU (9/17/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 2861

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at NIU (9/17/11)

Illinois will have 3 teams, 1 buzzer (and a backup buzzer if it's needed), and no moderators since they are unneeded.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October mirror at Rock Bridge (Oct. 1)
Replies: 10
Views: 4675

Re: Missiles of October mirror at Rock Bridge (Oct. 1)

This mirror is closer than the Michigan mirror and I have a low-mileage lease, so my car will be traveling to this mirror with at least 1 team from Illinois. Some number of working buzzers will be joining me on this journey.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Aug 06, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is Penn Bowl 2011 posted yet?
Replies: 3
Views: 1152

Re: Is Penn Bowl 2011 posted yet?

John Taylor (Master of the Rolls) wrote:Oh, and did Buzzerfest 2011 ever happen?
No
by Papa's in the House
Fri Jul 22, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Subject Area: Literature
Replies: 24
Views: 10742

Re: Subject Area: Literature

Pick a book/author/collection/etc. and just write a question on it. They'll probably be pretty terrible questions at first (especially if you've never written before), but you'll figure out the hang of it. In general I find that I buzz on Lit questions earliest when I've read what's coming up, next ...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 7032

Re: Spring schedule discussion

GAAP, Penn Bowl, and Terrapin should probably figure out how to properly avoid bumping into one another, especially given that the first half of January is difficult to attend due to nearly-universal winter breaks. With the number of events going up, it seems like some event may have to work its wa...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: People/Teams Who Still Need to Produce CO Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 975

Re: People/Teams Who Still Need to Produce CO Questions

No Rules Westbrook wrote:Mike Sorice's portion of packet
Oh, no, I never would've guessed!
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 7032

Re: Spring schedule discussion

I would like to claim the last two weekends of January for GAAP (Generally Accepted Academic Principles), a new tournament written by members of the Illinois Academic Buzzer Team. This will be an easier tournament along the lines of MUT and Delta Burke from the past couple of years. This tournament ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 5760

Re: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule

I didn't realize that an easy spring tournament would cause quite as much controversy as the tournament we are planning to write, especially since I remember many people wondering why there weren't more easy spring tournaments this past year. Here are the responses to several of the comments and con...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl
Replies: 32
Views: 11651

Re: The Bob Loblaw Law Bowl

I am interested in playing this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions
Replies: 27
Views: 4088

Re: Chicago Open Logistics - Questions

Rom et al can bring at least 2 buzzers (including 1 belonging to Chicago which they can have back at this tournament). EDIT: That Chicago buzzer is still in Donald Taylor's care, so I'll only be bringing 1 buzzer. EDIT X 2: Donald handed me Chicago's buzzer earlier today, so I'm back to bringing 2 b...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 8159

Re: American History Packet

Cheynem wrote:No, I think the people were requesting the packet I wrote for VCU Open, which features longer and in some cases, much harder questions.
Ah, well, if you do find a copy of it I'd also like a copy of it to read through.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 8159

Re: American History Packet

I believe this is the packet in question.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27803

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

3) Ed Powers was not banned for violating the new rule prohibiting getting super upset about free services, he was banned for his subsequent post in which he called out board staff, accused me of not reading his post before responding to it, and dismissed the notion that the rules should apply to h...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

WUSTL Open 2011

Cross-posting some information from the MO forums. Fees will be as follows. Base fee: $10 per team + $10 per player up to 4 (i.e. solo teams $20, full teams $50) 5th player: +$20 (please avoid sending teams of more than 4; there's no purpose) 6th player: +$Inf (6-player teams not allowed) Buzzers: -...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)
Replies: 37
Views: 15242

Re: Missiles of October (MOO) mirror at Michigan (10/8)

Ringil wrote:We will allow open teams of graduated people as long as we judge they are not "super" teams.
Not that this matters for me, personally, but will you handle this decision for all mirrors or will TDs from other mirrors make judgments about "super" teams for their own mirror?
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?
Replies: 10
Views: 1751

Re: Interest Check: St. Charles Open 2011?

In case anyone's wondering (and doesn't check the MO boards), this has moved to WUSTL on July 23rd. I figure someone will post a better announcement soon.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12

As much as I love the Pop Culture/Sports, I think this should probably set to 1/1 therefore probably letting there be more Fine Arts or Mythology, perhaps? This, and... And perhaps reduce the general knowledge distribution as well. I don't see a reason why NAQT should distinguish between "general" ...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 16410

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

Arlo Lyle and I have teamed up and are looking for 2 teammates.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 5760

Re: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule

So, um, is Andrew announcing this schedule (with the addition that College Novice mirrors can happen up to the end of October) or are we waiting on someone else to do something? It would be nice to actually have this fall scheduling thing completed so schools that are now all out for the summer can...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule
Replies: 30
Views: 5760

Re: Proposal for Fall 2011 schedule

Is EFT happening this year? Members of the Illinois ABT are collaborating on a housewrite for the coming year. This tournament will be along the difficulty lines of MUT (and Delta Burke) from the last couple of years. We plan to have this tournament written and edited by the end of the summer, so i...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 13652

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

The World History seemed to be 50% middle east and 50% everything else. There was in fact 5/5 Middle Eastern history in the first 20 questions over the course of 25 rounds (plus 1/1 in the post-20 range), for a total percentage of 20% Middle East and 80% everything else. I laid out the world histor...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 13652

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

I heard five of the packets throughout the tournament (most of them on Sunday) and thought that the questions were pretty good. The SS in the packets I saw wasn't as hard as some people have made it out to be, but the World History seemed to be 50% middle east and 50% everything else.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)
Replies: 62
Views: 16189

Re: 2011 NSC: Tournament Logistic Discussion (not the set)

Logistically speaking, this tournament was the worst I've attended (beating out ACF Fall 2008 at Truman State). I have broken up my comments into three categories: things I directly experienced, things I heard (which may or may not be true), and what can be done for future tournaments. Suggestions f...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 16289

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

Kechara wrote:[W]ho was the TD?
Gautam Kandlikar and Andrew Hart, formerly from and currently at Minnesota respectively, served as the co-TDs of this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC - 60 teams
Replies: 74
Views: 16289

Re: 2011 NSC - 60 teams

A Barehanded Telethon Mirth Gun wrote:So it's about 4:30 and Round 6 should hopefully be starting soon.
I think this post just about sums up how bad the logistics of this tournament are.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Match Tracker
Replies: 9
Views: 2584

Re: 2011 NSC Match Tracker

Hey, if you give me access to edit this, I can post the results from the Deneb and Arcturus brackets. For now, round 1 results are: Deneb Quince Orchard (W-260) vs. Centennial (L-230) Stevenson (W-540) vs. Dorman B (L-200) Mission San Jose (W-410) vs. Northmont B (L-240) Arcturus Frenchtown (W-250) ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon May 30, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 17298

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

evilmonkey wrote:I would be a big fan of having pizza delivered for all interested parties at the end of the rounds Saturday night, and starting rounds after the pizza was consumed.
This is a wonderful idea.
by Papa's in the House
Mon May 30, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT
Replies: 69
Views: 17298

Re: Imaginary Landscape no. 1 at HSNCT

If people are interested, I could run it Sunday night after the tournament is over. I'm not going to do this unless it's either Saturday after the end of games or else Friday night, and I suspect strongly that most potential players are in the same boat. I could stay late on Saturday night and do t...
by Papa's in the House
Sun May 29, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT Match Tracker
Replies: 91
Views: 36660

Re: HSNCT Match Tracker

At the half
Stevenson 210
LASA A 180
by Papa's in the House
Thu May 26, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 25162

Re: Events that are on the docket

For many reasons this announcement is late, but that doesn't matter much now. Members of the Illinois ABT are collaborating on a housewrite for the coming year. This tournament will be along the difficulty lines of MUT (and Delta Burke) from the last couple of years. We plan to have this tournament ...
by Papa's in the House
Fri May 06, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011
Replies: 66
Views: 16410

Re: COLT - University of Chicago - 7/31/2011

I'm interested in this. Let me know if you'd like to team up.
by Papa's in the House
Thu May 05, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 82446

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

The reason a lot of answers are being ruled incorrect is because right now the answer checking is solely based on whether the input string is contained in the original tossup answer string. Would you be able to add a way for people to either rule the answer as correct (as can occur on #scobowl) or ...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The ideal number and distribution of open tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: The ideal number and distribution of open tournaments

I voted for 2-3 tournaments in the summer and 2 (1 per semester) in the school year. That said, I also agree with the following quote: For the record, my belief continues to be that "open, no superteam (or superteams can't win, at least)" rules make the most sense (and are the most beneficial) for a...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 25162

Re: Events that are on the docket

This is getting a bit ridiculous, so I'll step in here briefly and speak for the club. The discussion that UIUC as a club has had regarding IO revolved around two things: my (and others') concerns that we don't have deep enough knowledge at this point in time to produce a housewritten IO at an ACF N...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 82446

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

I just used this for the first time to look for some myth to quiz myself on. I got the following tossups labeled as "myth": 2010 Penn Bowl - Illinois A.doc (Question #7) [College] {Mythology} Geminin sequesters a protein responsible for initiating this process. SSB proteins are responsible for holdi...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: American History Packet
Replies: 41
Views: 8159

Re: American History Packet

Ditto
by Papa's in the House
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Events that are on the docket
Replies: 110
Views: 25162

Re: Events that are on the docket

Chicago would like to run a Nationals prep tournament in March in the place that has been HI/Sack of Antwerp/Illinois Open. The idea would be to hold it in Chicago on March 3, 2012 and then have mirrors during March depending on people's spring breaks. This is my opinion, not the club's. Given the ...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics
Replies: 35
Views: 9079

Re: ACF Nationals 2011: Logistics

Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat wrote:Chicago A [had] two of their losses... by 5 points.
Fixed.