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by Papa's in the House
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 16782

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

JackGlerum wrote:Any chance this might get mirrored in the lower Midwest?
I've heard talk of parties interested in mirroring MUT at any one of four sites in the lower Midwest. I'm hoping that will condense to one of two Chicago area sites.
by Papa's in the House
Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?
Replies: 44
Views: 14273

Re: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?

I'm sorry, I think perhaps there is some misunderstanding here. I'm not advocating for the removal of anime from trash; I simply believe that its current representation is adequate. Sorry about that. I agree with you that it is represented well enough. And just to show that anime does come up in tr...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Dec 16, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?
Replies: 44
Views: 14273

Re: Is anime a valid subject in trash tournaments?

I think that anime appeals to too small a subset of the population If this assertion held true, then Pokemon (and various other franchises) would not have been and would not continue to have such a large fan base. I don't think that US soccer has a strong fan base; does that mean that we should ban...
by Papa's in the House
Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6
Replies: 16
Views: 5336

Re: IO 2011 3/5 - 3/6

I will be taking over as TD of this tournament. Feel free to email me ([email protected]) if you have any questions/comments/concerns/etc. that apply to the field or logistics of this tournament. If you have questions about the difficulty/content/distribution/etc. of the tournament, contact Ike.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl mirror @ Northwestern (2/12/11)
Replies: 60
Views: 13974

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

UIUC will be attending this mirror with 1 team, 1-2 buzzers, and 0 staffers.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 12, 2011)
Replies: 61
Views: 14339

Re: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 19, 2011)

It seems like a more practical solution considering everything is to have this set ready by 2/12. Whether you play the tournament at Penn on this date or not, it would be better for mirrors if this set were ready by 2/12. Personally, I'd prefer to see this ready for 1/29, but I agree that a quality ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Dec 06, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 14050

Re: THUNDER Discussion

Here you go. Since I'm pretty weak at economics in relation to most other subcategories of SS I admit they may be not optimal. I fully appreciate any critique anyone can give. I'm also curious as to what people thought of me trying to include some non-traditional SS in this distro. Please, comment ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 14050

Re: THUNDER Discussion

2 - I did not receive packets 10-13 at any point throughout the day. In fact, teams had to wait for several minutes after round 9 while I found out that the editors of the tournament just failed to send a TD and the designated statsperson the last packets of a tournament. Thankfully the packets had...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 14050

Re: THUNDER Discussion

I liked a lot of the answer lines chosen (Carl von Clausewitz finally appears in a tournament I play). I had two problems with this set, though: 1 - There were many grammar and spelling mistakes. I noticed many missing commas, an "s" at the beginning of a word when the "s" was supposed to be at the ...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

I want to thank all of the moderators that showed up and made this tournament possible: Dayne Rogers, David Riley, Craig Messner, Ike Jose, Zack Moser, Mark Taylor, David Garb, Mike Laudermith, Adam Fifield, Jeff Geringer, Dillon Li, and Billy Busse. I hope all of the teams that attended this site f...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

My number is (847) 627-9349 if anyone needs to get a hold of me.
by Papa's in the House
Sat Dec 04, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

In case you aren't already aware, it is supposed to snow all day tomorrow. The first couple of inches of snow are already on the ground, so please take this into account with your travel plans.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

I would just like to remind everyone that this tournament is taking place in David Kinley Hall, not the English Building. There is a link to a campus map in my first post. Please try to be there before 9:00 AM, especially if you have a buzzer, so we can start this tournament on time.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST II: Searching For Writers
Replies: 42
Views: 11032

Re: CMST II: Searching For Writers

We need to recruit more writers Fixed 1. As it stands, counting the maximum amount I think I'd be able and willing to write, we have around 100/100 worth of writers. We need another 110/110 or so worth of writers (about 10-11 people at 10/10 each). I will write more than 20/20, but I start running ...
by Papa's in the House
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Due to recent field changes, there will now be a house team.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

I hope to start this tournament at 9:00 AM, so plan to arrive around 8:30 AM to allow for me to collect payment from teams, set up buzzers, etc.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

crobbins52 wrote:Don't know if you just haven't done a field update, but I'd hate for you to be expecting us - Harding sadly won't be at this.
I must have missed this. It has been updated now.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar
Replies: 24
Views: 9430

Re: 2010-2011 College Quizbowl Calendar

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I see Penn Bowl listed on this calendar. Is it still happening this year? If so, when will there be an announcement?
Adding to this, will there be a Midwest mirror of this tournament? If so, where?
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: ATTN: U of I Quizbowl people and/or Coach Grant
Replies: 15
Views: 3763

Re: ATTN: U of I Quizbowl people and/or Coach Grant

Depending on where this falls in accordance to nationals we might be able to make this happen. Assuming no new tournaments pop up (and CMST II is written), we could run this on April 2 or April 23. I would be willing to attempt to drum up the staff if a middle school coach was willing to work with ...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

It appears there is enough interest in running Eyes That Do Not See II, so I will work on obtaining a projector for this. I will likely run this as a shootout and moderate this myself. Don't forget to bring the $5 that Mike Bentley is asking as a mirror fee. As for THUNDER II, I have heard that ther...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Having not heard from a member of their school, I am left to assume that the following schools will bring the following number of teams: WUSTL - 1 Michigan - 2 Wisconsin - 1 Notre Dame - 0 Northwestern - 0 (I still have yet to receive a check. The moment I receive one I will reverse this) This leave...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 28, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

sds wrote:Chances that Eyes That Do Not See II will be mirrored afterwards? I'd be willing to contribute a laptop/moderate it.
We have rooms until late at night, but no projector to run the tournament on. If enough people are interested I will try to find a projector or a bunch of laptops for this.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO
Replies: 28
Views: 4514

Re: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO

Cheynem wrote:I thought Selene got one.
She did.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10321

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

Time Transfixed is what, Magritte's fourth most famous work? WRONG. What are you, Andy Watkins learning chemistry differently? Try "first " or "second" most famous works and we'd be talking. Just from talking to various people (not necessarily quizbowlers) and reading articles and stuff, I was alwa...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion
Replies: 78
Views: 10321

Re: Delta Burke 2010 Discussion

Rather than have this thread become some pet peeve discussion thread, I'll use this post to discuss the real matter at hand: the discussion of this year's DB. This set had some problems, including copy-editing related ones, clue ordering ones, and answer choice ones. Of these three general problem a...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VAIN (Videogames are Extremely Niche) Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

Re: VAIN (Videogames are Extremely Niche) Announcement

This was run as a shootout. Gautam, Jerry, Ryan, and Lafer all left before this finished. Rob - 31/10/11 = 510 Craig - 21/10/23 = 300 Trevor - 13/3/11 = 170 Donald - 3/2/4 = 45 Joe - 5/1/3 = 70 Sorice - 9/8/20 = 105 Cheyne - 4/5/3 = 95 Lafer - 10/4/8 = 150 Ike - 9/1/2 = 135 Charles - 3/1/2 = 45 Gaut...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO
Replies: 28
Views: 4514

Re: Whimsical Before and After/Mashup Event at MO

This was played as a shootout with something like 25-30 people. Mike Sorice got 15 of these, Rob Carson got second with some number, and Magin got third with some other, lower number, and most people got 1 or 0. Someone may have kept the scoresheet for this. Overall, I'd say this was a fun set quest...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers
Replies: 28
Views: 7290

Re: The Disturbing Decline of Working Buzzers

I always appoint someone to do this at the start of a tournament, albeit usually not in advance. You have good ideas there, coach. M I usually add a column to the reader/room spreadsheet to indicate what buzzers are where, and beneath this I add buzzers as they come in before the tournament. This w...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)
Replies: 125
Views: 31805

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Minnesota Open III (11.20.10-11.21.10)

I don't know when the UIUC contingent is leaving, but if we're sticking around Sunday morning (and you could get a court), I'd play basketball.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Don't blame ICS for your technical incompetency. How about one of you post a god damn issue ticket, so the problem will actually get fixed? Don't make me get Heidi on your ass. It wasn't that I couldn't work IE, it was that it kept jumping the screen all over the place while I was editing my first ...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Five Simple Ways to Get Better
Replies: 25
Views: 4831

Re: Five Simple Ways to Get Better

What, then, is the general opinion concerning studying old packets? It shoudn't be done? I know that the UIUC ABT plays on old packets as a way of studying during practice. When certain topics come up that one of the veterans knows a lot about, they might spend a minute or two discussing that topic...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 22480

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

I have updated my first post to include my policy on open teams. I have also updated the Rom team to include names of people that I hear are interested in playing this tournament, but have not found other open team members. As it stands now, I should have 10 guaranteed moderators, with a possibility...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5445

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

This tournament is full of shit... literally.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS
Replies: 27
Views: 7233

Re: Illinois NAQT State Championship - 2/26/11 @ Fenton HS

ACF Regionals will probably prevent most of the UIUC contingent from moderating this.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Nov 12, 2010 11:32 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST II: Searching For Writers
Replies: 42
Views: 11032

Re: CMST II: Searching For Writers

I'll sign up to write the ~20/20 I wrote last year. I can write questions in most non-science areas, though I'd prefer to write history, social science, government, and myth. I am also interested in editing the history, government, and myth categories.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5445

Re: Updated Tournament Information

Charbroil wrote:
crobbins52 wrote:
Charbroil wrote: Each team will be guaranteed games
Thank goodness.
8-9 games.
How many packets are there in the set? With 7 teams (or 8, if you shorthand the house teams), it certainly seems like you can guarantee at least 10 games if there are at least 12 packets.
by Papa's in the House
Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Inexperienced Tournament Hosts
Replies: 22
Views: 3645

Re: Inexperienced Tournament Hosts

One mistake I made in my first few tournaments I directed was reading at them. Tournament directors need to be available to fix the problems and adjudicate the protests that may occur before and during play. This can't happen promptly if the TD is reading. What I like to do is start off the tournam...
by Papa's in the House
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Field and logistics information updated in my first post in this thread. Note the current soft cap of 18 teams and the process if more than 18 teams register and I do not have enough moderators to run a tournament with more than 18 teams.
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5445

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me? I am still waiting for answers to these questions. It makes it pretty difficult to drive to and play a QB tournament without knowing which building it ...
by Papa's in the House
Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5445

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me? I am still waiting for answers to these questions. It makes it pretty difficult to drive to and play a QB tournament without knowing which building it ...
by Papa's in the House
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at Truman State University
Replies: 18
Views: 5793

Re: ACF Fall at Truman State University

Stats... (those of us not playing are bored at non-QB events)
by Papa's in the House
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5445

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me?
by Papa's in the House
Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010
Replies: 37
Views: 5445

Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

As fun as it would be to play a triple round robin against the same 3 teams, I hope that more people sign up for this tournament (or switch from being interested to being registered).
by Papa's in the House
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2748

Re: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10

Congrats to IMSA & Colby for winning this mirror. The 3 rounds that I played were pretty fun. I look forward to reading the rest of this set.
by Papa's in the House
Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2748

Re: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10

so this tournament will begin roughly 35 minutes after the end of the later tournament of NIU SCOP and Lisle SCOP. My guess, then, is about 5. That's rather unfortunate. Who is playing TERP but not going to be at Lisle or NIU beforehand? I know I will not be at either site beforehand. It will take ...
by Papa's in the House
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10
Replies: 18
Views: 2748

Re: TERP Mirror at IMSA, 10/30/10

styxman wrote:What kinds of pizza should he get?
Cheese, and only cheese.
by Papa's in the House
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 9866

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

A quick update on this. I'll be taking over for Ike as TD of this tournament. I will make periodic updates to the field in this post. This is an announcement for the THUNDER II mirror held at UIUC on December 4, 2010. See here for further information. Location This tournament will be held in David K...
by Papa's in the House
Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UIUC on 10/02/10
Replies: 91
Views: 21856

Re: ATTN: Northwestern and WUSTL

The Academic Buzzer Team would like to be paid for your attendance at EFT. Thank you.
by Papa's in the House
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Illinois TERP mirror?
Replies: 38
Views: 3746

Re: Illinois TERP mirror?

We have the go ahead to mirror this (on 10/30 or afterward) from Logan.