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by Grace
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Congratulations to Lexington A for winning FAcT X and to AMSA A for a strong second-place finish! Playoff stats will be posted by the end of the weekend. Feel free to address any concerns via this survey . EDIT: Final order of finish: 1. Lexington A 2. AMSA A 3. Darien 4. Lexington B 5. GNS A 6. Hin...
by Grace
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12939

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

Thanks to some very helpful advice from Gautam, we're pleased to announce that the field has officially expanded to include 33 teams. This means that all teams currently on the waitlist are now part of the field.
by Grace
Thu Sep 18, 2014 2:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12939

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

We're currently negotiating with the Yale classrooms registrar in order to expand the field. Stay tuned!

EDIT: Pending approval of my current request and a healthy influx of volunteer staff, the field will probably expand to 31 teams.
by Grace
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 12828

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts

We're pleased to announce that BHSAT will be used in March at one of the California Cup tournaments run at UC Berkeley. For further details, please contact Nick Karas and Ankit Aggarwal at [email protected].
by Grace
Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12939

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

Our field is more than three-quarters full already (4 spots remain), and field expansion, while a possibility, is unlikely without more outside staff.
by Grace
Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 12828

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts

BHSAT is moving its official mirror "open-date" from February 14th to February 7th. We've also established a Georgia site at the Marist School in Atlanta on February 7th. Please contact Mr. Kevin Mullally ([email protected]) for details.
by Grace
Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Due to the field's increase to 28 teams and a number of teams dropping out of the field, we are now lifting the three teams per school cap. Three spots remain in the FAcT field.
by Grace
Fri Aug 29, 2014 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

We're pleased to announce that the field for FAcT is now expanding to 28 teams. This allows us to accommodate all the teams on our waitlist. For any interested teams: we now have up to three additional open spots in the field. In the interest of sustainability (and our team's limited printing budget...
by Grace
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

FAcT is now gold-certified by PACE, meaning that the top 20% of teams in the tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for PACE's national high school quizbowl championship (NSC) on the weekend of May 24-25th at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C.
by Grace
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12939

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

Field Updates : TOTAL (32/13/9/10) Field cap of 35 teams [Teams/Buzzers/Staff/Laptops] Amherst (2/2/0/0) Vassar A (1/0/1/1) University of Ottawa (1/0/0/1) Central Connecticut State University (1/0/0/0) McMaster University (1/0/0/1) Cornell (3/1/0/3) Boston College (1/0/0/0) High Tech (1/1/0/0) Univ...
by Grace
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12939

ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Northeast site of ACF Fall 2014, to be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT on Saturday, 8 November 2014 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. In-person registration w...
by Grace
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Physical mail examples
Replies: 7
Views: 4199

Re: Physical mail examples

Has physically mailing invitations drawn in a noticeable number of new teams to tournaments?
by Grace
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

FAcT has now filled its 20-team field, though our waiting list remains open.
by Grace
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 12828

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts

Although the date has not yet been set, BHSAT will be mirrored in the Southern California area by UCSD. Please contact Jason Cheng for details at [email protected].
by Grace
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 12828

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts

We're pleased to announce that Montgomery Blair is planning to host a tournament run on BHSAT at some point in March. Please contact [email protected] for details.
by Grace
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

Re: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Team-Provided Staffers) (8/3/0 total) [updated 8/12] West Egg (3/0/0) If you don't mind, can you change West Egg to Great Neck South? I'm not quite sure who sent the registration form, but I'd like to double-check the information given in the registration form (i'll do this by ...
by Grace
Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)
Replies: 13
Views: 8104

FAcT X at Yale (New Haven, CT, 9/27/14)

Yale Student Academic Competitions will be hosting our tenth annual Fall Academic Tournament (FAcT) on Yale's campus on Saturday, September 27, 2014. The tournament will use untimed rounds of 20 tossups and bonuses from NAQT's Introductory Invitational Series set (IS-139A). Location and Parking In-p...
by Grace
Fri Aug 01, 2014 2:12 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!
Replies: 105
Views: 74720

Re: VCUO travel with John Lawrence -- the liveblog!!

I'm so awesome let me tell you about all these "paradigm shifts" I introduced to Yale Botticelli. I want to know about these too! JL: My life dream is to be with a woman for whom I can bake French pastries. Me: I'd eat anything you baked for me! JL: yes, but you'd eat anything. After I ate multiple...
by Grace
Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts
Replies: 13
Views: 12828

Yale's BHSAT XXIV Available for Spring 2015 Hosts

Hi everyone! The Yale University quizbowl team is pleased to announce that this year's Bulldog High School Academic Tournament (BHSAT XXIV) will be available for tournament mirrors in the spring of 2015. As is traditional, BHSAT 2015 will be written and edited by members of the Yale quizbowl team. T...
by Grace
Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 11474

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

Just to clarify, is Will Butler still the correct contact for packet archive uploads? I sent the BHSAT set to him slightly less than a month ago, but I don't think that the packets have been posted yet.
by Grace
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 69
Views: 37420

Re: NY / NJ Area Date Claims, 2014-15

As noted above, Yale's FAcT will be running on an A-set on 9/27 (the same day as PHSAT), and our spring BHSAT housewrite is tentatively scheduled for February 14.
by Grace
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22505

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

BHSAT 2015 at Yale is tentatively scheduled for 2/14, which is both Presidents' Day weekend and Valentine's Day. Please let us know if either of those holidays might lead to conflicts.
by Grace
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

Mirrors have concluded for BHSAT 2014, and the packets will be posted to the database within the next few days. Many thanks to everyone involved in writing, playing, editing, or hosting this year's iteration of the set!
by Grace
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheating at the UCSD BHSAT Mirror
Replies: 13
Views: 6463

Cheating at the UCSD BHSAT Mirror

We have reason to believe that Joanna Li, a member of a hybrid team at the UCSD Triton Spring tournament, obtained a copy of the BHSAT 2014 set before playing UCSD’s May 24 mirror of the set. We have been presented with strong evidence of unethical behavior, including repeated attempts to ask others...
by Grace
Mon May 12, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22505

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

Yale would like to claim 9/27 for FAcT, which will use an A-set.
by Grace
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22505

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

While this post is somewhat premature, I figured that now would be a wonderful time to sound out everyone's opinions regarding scheduling for the 2014-2015 year, not least because I like making rash promises to Yale's room reservation staff about setting FAcT and BHSAT dates into stone.
by Grace
Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15
Replies: 47
Views: 22505

New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) Date Claims, 2014-15

[This post demonstrates my superior copying and pasting skills. Many thanks go to Matt Jackson for doing the hard work of writing all the text.] Hi folks! For this school year, I'll be updating a calendar of tournament dates within, or of interest to, the New England area. This calendar should remai...
by Grace
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE
Replies: 58
Views: 14159

Re: Player Poll 2014: WORD LIFE

I should have voted in this player poll.

1. Ashvin
2. Sriram

10/10 would form cheer section for them at Lederberg again.
by Grace
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 46371

Re: ACF Nationals congratulations, thanks, and discussion

I really enjoyed the opera bonuses for some awesome answerline choices, though my extreme pleasure at the predominance of light-lyric-coluratura-bowl (Zerbinetta! Soubrettes! Susanna! That tossup on Lakme!) may be colored by my own tastes. I'm sure the tossups were equally good, but I was too busy n...
by Grace
Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

We're pleased to announce that UCSD will be hosting a mirror of BHSAT, tentatively on May 17. Please contact Vicky Hwang and Jason Cheng at [email protected].
by Grace
Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHSAT)
Replies: 17
Views: 9174

Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHS

We hope you enjoyed the BHSAT set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "BHSAT 2014 discussion," and hittin...
by Grace
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

Just a heads-up for potential BHSAT hosts: I will be away with limited internet access from 3/9 to 3/20, so any inquiries about BHSAT should be directed to [email protected] in the interim. Thanks!
by Grace
Wed Mar 05, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87496

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

I would like to argue that the current theme for the rankings page makes it look like you're running a pregnancy blog for your baby girl (jokes, jokes, but not actually).
by Grace
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' consent
Replies: 44
Views: 7058

Re: Don't power-mark question sets without the editors' cons

Famous Matt Jackson Subtlety (TM) aside, the issue with the Solon mirror that provoked this thread has been resolved to our satisfaction.
by Grace
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Typos and such
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Typos and such

Many thanks for your for your heroic typo hunting! We will have all of these fixed by our next mirror. Thanks so much for pointing them out.
by Grace
Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XVI February 15, 2014, St. Louis, MO
Replies: 17
Views: 6779

Re: WUHSAC XVI February 15, 2014, St. Louis, MO

We hope you enjoyed the BHSAT set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "BHSAT 2014 discussion," and hittin...
by Grace
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)
Replies: 14
Views: 5065

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

We hope you enjoyed the BHSAT set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "BHSAT 2014 discussion," and hittin...
by Grace
Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3100

Re: Specific question requests and discussion

On the Richard Wright bonus, our reader said "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and not "Uncle Tom's Children". While I'm 99% sure this was simply an autopilot reading mistake, I just thought I'd check to make sure. [10] This American author of Black Boy wrote Native Son. He also wrote a collection of short stori...
by Grace
Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific question requests and discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3100

Re: Specific question requests and discussion

For tossup 3 in Round 5, I answered "the Madonna" about halfway through. The listed answer was "Mary", and the moderator decided that was incorrect but changed his mind when the other team said it should be correct. It would be helpful to either list it as an alternate answer, indicate a prompt, or...
by Grace
Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

We're still hoping to run BHSAT in any active circuit without an existing mirror. If you'd be interested in hosting a tournament running BHSAT (or if you know anyone who might be interested), please send me an email or PM.
by Grace
Fri Jan 10, 2014 9:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

Unfortunately, the mirror of BHSAT at CAST (at UNC) has been cancelled due to date and set conflicts.

However, we are pleased to announce that BHSAT will be used at ATROPHY at Northern Illinois University on April 26. Please contact Kristin Strey ([email protected]) for more information.
by Grace
Sun Dec 08, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

Ohioans will have a chance to play BHSAT on Sunday, February 16 at Solon High School. Please contact Bob Weiser ([email protected]). More information will be available via Mr. Weiser's tournament email announcements.
by Grace
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

We're pleased to announce that BHSAT will be used at Georgia Tech on February 15. Please visit this thread or contact Alex Liu at [email protected] for more information.
We'll also be announcing an Illinois site at NIU in the next few months. Watch this space!
by Grace
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

We're pleased to announce that BHSAT will be mirrored at the University of Kentucky on March 9. Please contact Alec Kamas ([email protected]) for further details.

EDITED in accordance with Fred's post below.
by Grace
Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Re: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

We're glad to announce that BHSAT will be used at UNC Chapel Hill on February 15. Please contact Ryan Rosenberg ([email protected].com) for more information. Though it's early yet, we'd also like to note that we're still looking for mirrors in any region without an existing BHSAT site. If you'd like...
by Grace
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts
Replies: 12
Views: 7686

Yale's BHSAT XXIII Available for Spring 2014 Hosts

Hi everyone! The Yale University quizbowl team is pleased to announce that this year's Bulldog High School Academic Tournament (BHSAT XXIII) will be available for tournament mirrors in the spring of 2014. As is traditional, BHSAT 2014 will be written and edited by members of the Yale quizbowl team. ...
by Grace
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012
Replies: 38
Views: 10533

Re: Minnesota Open Mirror @ Columbia 11/17-18/2012

I'd like to sign up for this as a free agent.

EDIT: I'll actually be joining an NYU team.
by Grace
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:35 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader
Replies: 37
Views: 15731

Re: Qub - A Multiplayer Quiz Bowl Reader

Thank you so much! Not that anyone else is online at 2:32 EST (so I'm not exactly, err, testing the multiplayer option yet), but I know I'll find this extremely useful until Sharad puts multiplayer on Quizbowldb.
by Grace
Tue May 01, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CAT VI @ Chatham High School (NJ) - 5/19/12
Replies: 22
Views: 7822

Re: CAT VI @ Chatham High School (NJ) - 5/19/12

High Tech would like to register a team in the Premier division and will probably bring a buzzer system. I'll send the form to you by the end of the week.