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by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST II Public Discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: CMST II Public Discussion

This was my first time editing any tournament, so I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have on the history, religion, myth, and current events questions (which I edited). I did not update the current events questions after finishing editing the set sometime in February.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds
Replies: 18
Views: 2285

Re: Half-packet distributions for tiebreaking rounds

Round 8 indeed had two geography tossups and a part-geography miscellaneous tossup in the first 12 tossups. I don't have my notes on hand, but I recall the first half of this round being science heavy (so much so, it caused one of my players to tell me that he should sit out for the tiebreaker rath...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21332

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

To make sure I understand: many people have deep enough "White Collar" (the show) knowledge that they buzzed on the first sentence? If so, that's entirely on me; I wasn't sure how deep to go on clues about White Collar (the show) for my lead-in, and I presumably would have made the same mistake wri...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21332

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

People in my car played the 2009 ICT D1 set on the way up to Chicago on Friday night to practice. When I played this year's D2 set, I noticed a couple of word for word repeated bonuses (with changed third parts): the Ishtar/Anu/Ea bonus (Antu was the original third part and it was word for word repe...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers
Replies: 15
Views: 2349

Re: call for ACF Nationals packet compilers

Mike Bentley also has some sort of QB randomization program. Usually you have to move between 1-3 things, but it's better than nothing.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2324

Re: New Team/Recent Success—Advice?

You'd be better off using the money you spent on study guides and practice questions to sightsee when you go to HSNCT or if you qualify for another tournament. You can find questions from old tournaments by searching the High School Quiz Bowl Packet Archive (just use Google to find it). Don't forget...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois Open Discussion
Replies: 79
Views: 18503

Re: Illinois Open Discussion

I'd be curious to see the full text of... Essays of Mark Twain and Tombs of Canova. 7. A later one of these, published in 1889 includes a proposal to use “Simplified Spelling.” They include one addressed to children about using pictures to make history dates stick, as well as one that discusses the...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

We'd like everyone to arrive by 8:30 am ET, for a 9:00 am ET start. 8:30 am ET start = 4:30 am CT departure from Aurora. That wouldn't work for us. If the start time were 10 am, I think we could do it. I personally don't have any objection to a later start. However, those with longer drives may not...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

We will not be bringing a moderator.
evilmonkey wrote: Interest
Indiana
More Depauw
IMSA
I hope to see these teams at this mirror.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)
Replies: 33
Views: 8777

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)

Westwon wrote:Thanks to Coach Price for running a solid tournament. I was very impressed with what I saw from the students.
Ditto. I know that others I drove from UIUC say they enjoyed the experience and feel much the same way as the above post.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)
Replies: 33
Views: 8777

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)

I'm figuring on using PPB (controlled) to break multi-way ties. Head-to-head ties will be broken on the match result from that pool. After Junior Wildcat, I really don't know what to do with the wildcards... I mean, Daniel Wright B, a decent enough team, got the wildcard on PPB, but I think the sam...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

I'd like to thank Ike Jose, Craig Messner, and Dayne Rogers for showing up to help staff this tournament. I hope all of the teams that attended this site found the tournament enjoyable.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

Rom and Friends (Rom Masrour, Bruce Arthur, Richard Mason) is still looking for a 4th player. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please let one of us know. I have joined this team, apparently despite the best efforts of Charles Martin to assign me to some sort of free agent team wi...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Illinois will be at this tournament with 2 teams, 2 buzzers, and, potentially, 1 moderator.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

If you have claimed free agents or are bringing people that I have included in my first post in this thread, please let me know. I will add all free agents that have not been picked up to shorthanded teams on Friday.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Mar 01, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Economics
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Economics

At no time in this question is "Moral Hazard" possibly correct as an answer. All of the clues clearly relate to hidden information (adverse selection) rather than hidden action (moral hazard). Furthermore, the tossup is festooned with words like "separating," "pooling," "type," "signaling," "screen...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Economics
Replies: 4
Views: 701

Re: Economics

Could you post the increasing returns and adverse selection tossups? From what I remember about the adverse selection tossup, the third thing described (somewhere near line 4 or 5) was a case of moral hazard, not adverse selection, therefore I buzzed in with information asymmetry and convinced the o...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 28, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 25554

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

I'll attempt to do this with some sort of order and not repeat too many points made by others: I just want people to know that this was honestly the worst tournament I've ever been to. Then you have not been to many tournaments. See the thread about last year's Indiana SCT if you would like to see w...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

On the topic of side events, I haven't heard anything about Guerrila RPG 2, so I'm assuming that it won't happen. Therefore, I have no plans to run that side event unless people write and email me packets by 8 AM Friday morning. Wissenschaftlehre will be run. The format will depend wholly on how man...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Feb 22, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

There are 15 packets for this tournament, hence there will be some form of a round robin before teams are broken into an upper and lower bracket. An ACF style final will be played if necessary. I will provide a final schedule when a final team count has been decided. I would prefer to avoid byes if ...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

I informed Bowling Green about the existence of this mirror of MUT. Hopefully they will sign up for this tournament on their own. Failing that, I urge someone from Notre Dame to get in contact with one of their players and encourage them to come to this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

I have updated this field. Mike Sorice is available as a free agent for this tournament. I have been told that Seth Teitler is also playing this tournament, so I have put him in the free agent list. I strongly encourage more teams (Chicago?) to attend this tournament. If you believe you are playing ...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 17, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Negs and how to avoid them
Replies: 21
Views: 5234

Re: Negs and how to avoid them

I tell my teammates that they each get to hit me if I neg too often ("often" being dictated by which team we're playing that round). It's not the most conventional method, but it's curbed my negging a bit and helped me remember things that I've negged far better than just being berated by my teammat...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 14219

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

If I determine that there's enough money for this, there will be a UIUC team or two.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)
Replies: 33
Views: 8777

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)

Bumping this b/c I could use a few more moderators... There will be a full car (5 people) from UIUC. I don't know exactly who those people will be yet. Martin Garb? Is someone gonna be in charge of making sure he wakes up? I'm not beyond making a wake-up call.... :wink: Messner? These two have spok...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)
Replies: 33
Views: 8777

Re: Barrington Invitational Tournament VIII (CMST II)

Moving Day wrote:Bumping this b/c I could use a few more moderators...
There will be a full car (5 people) from UIUC. I don't know exactly who those people will be yet.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

I encourage more teams to sign up for this tournament.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 25554

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

Two of our freshmen dropped, so we'll only have one team.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 71461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

We are bringing one team and at least one buzzer (two if I remember to talk to Ike).
by Papa's in the House
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13931

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

Because I'm an idiot and forgot to get buzzers from Ike, we will only have one buzzer.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 71461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Members have until Monday to tell me if they're attending. I'll let you know then if we'll have a second team (if I say nothing, we're only bringing one team). We will have 2 buzzers.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13931

Re: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)

UIUC will be bringing 2 buzzer sets.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6804

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

millionwaves wrote:we 5 teams in the DI bracket and 11 teams in the DII bracket (with one more DII team listed as "in process")
Fixed
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jan 24, 2011 3:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6804

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

Chicago will sign up soon, most likely with 3 teams in each division. Are there other Division 1 teams out there who are coming? I know UIC will try to sign up a team soon, and have Rom play solo for DI. Hey, we'll actually have non-combined fields. Awesome. Please bring moderators if at all possib...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

Re: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

Side events will take place on Sunday starting at 10:00 AM in David Kinley Hall.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6
Replies: 16
Views: 5322

Re: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:What kind of side event is this? Would it be Saturday evening, Sunday morning, or Sunday afternoon?

Watching over my recovering (from spaying) Anna,
Rom
Side events will be held on Sunday.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 71461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Is there any news of a possible East Coast mirror? That's a good question. I emailed a couple of people and invited proposals for mirror sites, but I haven't had much interest. So I'll put it out there again: I would like the tournament to be mirrored if anyone is interested in hosting. Brown would...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)
Replies: 144
Views: 71461

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: The Sack of Antwerp (Chicago 2/19/2011)

Is there any news of a possible East Coast mirror? That's a good question. I emailed a couple of people and invited proposals for mirror sites, but I haven't had much interest. So I'll put it out there again: I would like the tournament to be mirrored if anyone is interested in hosting. Brown would...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6
Replies: 16
Views: 5322

Re: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6

Cheynem wrote:RPG
And Wissenshaftslehre (I don't remember the exact spelling right now).
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Revisiting the 2010 HSNCT Playoffs
Replies: 15
Views: 2560

Re: Revisiting the 2010 HSNCT Playoffs

Because I used Excel and didn't script anything, this took a long time to do, so I don't know how excited I'll be to do it on other data (of course, if someone who likes that stuff wants to spend their time doing it...). If you have access to it, I would use Crystal Ball to run further Monte Carlo ...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jan 15, 2011 1:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 11308

Re: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

I feel fairly confident saying that at this point there isn't anyone in the CC crowd who has any business consistently beating Dallin on high school/ DII sectionals questions outside of 1-2 bump-in-the-road surprise losses (at low difficulties, they happen). (BULLETIN BOARD) While I'm sure Dallin w...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11
Replies: 59
Views: 11308

Re: Community College Prediction Thread, '10-'11

Edward Elric wrote:
dtaylor4 wrote:I wish I could provide insight into the Illinois CCSCT, but I'm slated to staff, and I've heard jack shit.
I haven't heard anything either. The TD doesn't answer emails.
You should be able to reach Michael Schrader of Moraine Valley CC at mshrader1135@gmail.com.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois
Replies: 36
Views: 6804

Re: Region 9 SCT at University of Illinois

With a little over 3 weeks until the tournament, there are only 2 teams registered for this tournament (SIU-Edwardsville and Eureka College). Please sign up soon.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)
Replies: 62
Views: 137958

Re: ACF Regionals 2011 Global Announcement (February 26, 2011)

I apologize if I sound impatient here; this seems like a really simple hosting bid and I don't know what could possibly be holding us up. Some people are still on break and a subset of those people work over break. I'm sure they'll get to your bid before the tournament takes place elsewhere in the ...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New Guy to a "New" Team
Replies: 7
Views: 1856

Re: New Guy to a "New" Team

Chris C.'s post contains many of the basics. Do your best to follow tip #1; you don't want to be next Indiana SCT 2010. You could also read this thread for more information, but be sure to keep in mind that this poster was trying to use non-standard rules and a non-standard format. I think this thre...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 164803

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

It is true that motels in Evanston and the surrounding area are not cheap. There is a Motel 6 in Glenview, about a 30-40 min. drive to Northwestern, which may be your best bet. There are many hotels in the Gurnee area and other northern suburbs (~30-40 min. drive to Northwestern). Most of these hot...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6
Replies: 16
Views: 5322

Re: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6

I have created a logistics thread for the main site. See here for further information.

On a side note, I would be quite happy if a moderator decided to move all posts related to the UIUC field from this thread over to the one I created.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11
Replies: 43
Views: 17536

IO @ UIUC - 3/5/11

Since I'm taking over as TD of this tournament, I don't want this post to wind up in the middle of the main IO thread and be ignored*. Therefore, I have created this thread for all logistics information, field updates, team registrations, etc. I will make periodic updates to the field in this post. ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)
Replies: 73
Views: 25554

Re: ACF Regionals at WUSTL (2/26/2011)

We'll have 2 teams and 2 buzzers. An email has been sent.