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by minusfive
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 8564

Re: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)

Wow, lots of teams. C'mon guys, we can get more teams than this! Also, Leslie, I assume this site is closed to open teams as well?
by minusfive
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 18537

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

bmcke wrote:RECEIVED
-50: Colonel By, Toronto, "Waterloo A"
-25:
0: McMaster A, Huma's team
Any received this weekend? :smile:
by minusfive
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7615

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Not terribly important, but inquiring minds want to know... Will there be book prizes? Will there be a neg prize? How much is the parking fee in the structure next to Mac-Corry/Victoria Hall? Which buffet dining halls (Ban Righ/Leonard Hall) will be open, and how much are they? Incredibly tired Inte...
by minusfive
Sat Feb 14, 2015 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 47063

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

If there's still room I would like to enter as a player. Please sign me up.
by minusfive
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36899

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

minusfive wrote:If it comes to that, the published stats for the Cdn SCT at NAQT.com don't completely jive with the posted stats on hsqb's SQBS page.
My bad; wasn't comparing statistical apples to statistical apples. No mistake in the stats.
by minusfive
Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36899

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

From the NAQT website: "The issuance of ICT invitations will be delayed due to the discovery that stats for one game were very wrong; despite being only one game, it may affect qualification by D-values. NAQT has contacted the host and will post corrected stats and official invitations as soon as po...
by minusfive
Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36899

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

What did you have in mind for a "specific qualifications" page? We expect invitations to be issued tomorrow (Saturday). Well, in past years, there has been a webpage with a list of teams invited, with acceptances in green and declining teams in red. I understand this may be being treated as part-an...
by minusfive
Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36899

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

How many years have you been in quizbowl again? Jesus. Is the right answer "since before it was cool?" Anyway, I'm not denying both are viable formats, but it seems to me that one is neither purposefully nor purposely nor client-centeredly dense if they think that no matter how many times A beats B...
by minusfive
Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta
Replies: 73
Views: 36899

Re: 2015 NAQT ICT: March 28, Atlanta

Is that really worse than the purely hypothetical situation where, say, two teams prove themselves equal against a set of common opponents by finishing with the same 4-2 playoff record, but a carried-over prelim loss against a non-common opponent forces a two-game final rather than the one-game fin...
by minusfive
Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 10149

Re: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015

I unfortunately already have a prior engagement in Ottawa that day, but I heartily encourage everyone to attend (if for no other reason than to encourage the novice writers and donate money to the Children's Hospital, which is at the moment fighting some pretty serious battles to ensure vaccination ...
by minusfive
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 7715

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Not sure what that open team is, but if it's not Aayush and I playing as Aayush Take the Wheel, then we are entering too!
by minusfive
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Carleton University (February 7, 2015)
Replies: 17
Views: 8733

Re: NAQT SCT at Carleton University (February 7, 2015)

We had a fantastic tournament today! In D1, McGill won an advantaged final on the first game over Ottawa. In D2, McGill ran the field including playoffs to win, with Carleton finishing second. Thanks to all our fantastic staffers, and to all teams for coming out and helping make the day a success! ...
by minusfive
Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 18537

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

I assume there are teams still writing out there. Who are you? It'd be good to get a sense of numbers...
by minusfive
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7
Replies: 40
Views: 21078

Re: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7

Given that today is a "snow day" for much of Southern Ontario and snow is expected on the weekend (albeit not in large quantities), what will NAQT do if a venue (a University campus, say) is closed due to inclement weather on the 7th? I know tournaments have been rescheduled by one week in the past,...
by minusfive
Sun Feb 01, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Carleton University (February 7, 2015)
Replies: 17
Views: 8733

Re: NAQT SCT at Carleton University (February 7, 2015)

Please do not delay the tournament by eating lunch at a buffet. Organizer's prerogative to set the schedule. "Delaying" implies we don't meet the posted schedule, which may be able to include the magical Buffet. I plan on eating at the Buffet, and will appeal to Sean Hannity to defend my constituti...
by minusfive
Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT at Carleton University (February 7, 2015)
Replies: 17
Views: 8733

Re: NAQT SCT at Carleton University (February 7, 2015)

When logistical details are posted, could you please include info on closest place to park (and cost), and info on food options (there is an amazing buffet place somewhere at Carleton, but it's like finding the lost tomb at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark...)? Also, just for the U.S. team(s...
by minusfive
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7319

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

A very big thanks to Leslie, Jay, and all the volunteers for a classy event! Much competition, many good competitors, very enjoyable, wow!
by minusfive
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 10595

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

Also, following the embedded link led me to the Oxford Open North America.
by minusfive
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 10595

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

This tournament will be closed to teams of undergraduate students representing the same school. I hate to play the phrasing Nazi here, but since this is one of my pet peeves, and this phrasing is becoming ubiquitous, this should read "closed to all except for teams of undergraduate students represe...
by minusfive
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen - 2/21/15
Replies: 39
Views: 34428

Re: George Oppen - 2/21/15

Auroni wrote:Canada: Queens University - 2/28/15
This is now only 5 weeks away, with no host announcement. Could you ensure that your contact at Queen's is aware of the necessity of a post here (or at least somewhere), please?
by minusfive
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41341

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

Just submitted Ottawa's pack. While this is likely not an unmatched record, I'm pretty happy with having been the earliest submission to each ACF tournament this competition year with a solo-written packet each time.
by minusfive
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Obscenity - March 7, 2015 @ McMaster
Replies: 17
Views: 6833

Re: History Obscenity - March or April 2015?

I am looking forward to playing this: I can vouch that Jay has a very broad knowledge (even of Oceanic history, which is often very cool) and am looking forward to failing miserably at answering things as well as learning stuff. I also understand that this tournament will be making a contribution/do...
by minusfive
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7230

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

Just wanted to thank Andrew and all the volunteers (and our very strong opponents!) for a very enjoyable time in Pittsburgh. You have a lovely campus!
by minusfive
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7230

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

Schedule : On the day of the event, registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:00 AM, with round 1 beginning no later than 9:15. Full logistical details will be sent to registered teams about one week before the tournament. Not that this is a problem, of course, but I haven't yet received this log...
by minusfive
Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015)
Replies: 72
Views: 48789

Re: ACF Regionals 2015 Global Announcement (January 24, 2015

Matthew Jackson wrote: Received on or by +$50 deadline
Penn A
Princeton
Amherst A
Rutgers
Carleton University (Canada)
Berkeley D
It's my understanding that McGill University also got in for this deadline. Is that correct? And if so, are there any other additions to this list?
by minusfive
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)
Replies: 15
Views: 6227

Re: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)

Aayush and I will actually be playing this (as frenemies) in the Burgh of Pitt. But I'm sure this event will be fun too.
by minusfive
Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7230

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

I don't speak for him, but Jay Misuk at McMaster is also very interested in attending this site. He will know for sure by this weekend.
by minusfive
Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 18537

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

bmcke wrote: "Waterloo A"
Hell no. That team (consisting of Aayush R., Aaron D.R., Christine I., and myself) is "TURN DOWN FOR WHATERLOO." Nothing else will do in addressing this glorious team.
by minusfive
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 27
Views: 11487

Re: Midseason College Poll

Just a note that I DO NOT want a repeat of the preseason where people change their minds every few days and send in a new ballot. Choose, but choose wisely. I promise to be as decisive as the Minnesota Vikings in dealing with Adrian Peterson. However, please let us know if there is any quizbowl ele...
by minusfive
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 37290

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America (01/17/2015)

There are three claimed mirror sites, it seems: CMU, Waterloo, and William and Mary. Are those the only three?
by minusfive
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17
Replies: 20
Views: 7230

Re: Oxford Open at Carnegie Mellon, 1/17

I'm interested in playing this, but can't confirm a registration yet. To that end (and given the small field cap), is the stat that there have been no registrations yet still accurate?
by minusfive
Sat Jan 03, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 18537

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

Just a reminder (as a fellow competitor) that the -$50 deadline is tomorrow. May want to get your packets in, as last year demand came close to completely filling (or overflowing) the field.
by minusfive
Sat Jan 03, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41341

Re: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michiga

Can we get a formal, official articulation of the distribution, please? A note directing us to the ACF website won't be sufficient, since, for example, I assume the moratorium on trash at Nats is still in effect (but won't show up from the ACF website)? Also, I too am curious about Max's question. A...
by minusfive
Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7319

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

McGill A has registered twice on the form. So is there a McGill B? Clones? Braneworld?
by minusfive
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)
Replies: 15
Views: 6227

Re: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)

I am playing this with a certain gentleman from the East, whose middle name references a brother of Ganesh.
by minusfive
Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 27948

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

Just sent in our STIMPY Pack. It's a Festivus Miracle!
Happy Holidays, New Year, and Merry X-Mas (for those who are into that).
by minusfive
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 27948

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

-$50 - Packet submitted by Sunday, December 14. -$25 - Packet submitted by Sunday, December 28. +$0 - Packet submitted by Sunday, January 4, 2015. (-$50 if packet optional) +$25 - Packet submitted by Sunday, January 11, 2015. (-$25 if packet optional) +$50 - Packet submitted by Sunday, January 18, ...
by minusfive
Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

Re: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 20

Thanks for hosting. Great event and great atmosphere (and great very difficult Iberian Lit!).
by minusfive
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

Re: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 20

Just to facilitate planning, what will be the building/room numbers be for the tournament? And has a schedule been set? The tournament will take place in Scott Hall (43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ), although I don't know about room numbers yet. Also, here's the schedule: Thanks! Looking forwa...
by minusfive
Mon Dec 01, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

Re: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 20

I've written a 25/0 Canada-themed pack (written with Americans in mind), which can be added, and I believe Aayush and Derek are writing a visual arts pack.

Just to facilitate planning, what will be the building/room numbers be for the tournament? And has a schedule been set?
by minusfive
Mon Nov 24, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 5324

Re: CLEAR (CAHOOTS-Like Event At Rutgers) - December 6th, 20

Without making any promises (but just so we don't lurk in the bushes), Jay Misuk and I are looking into maybe coming down for this. The tournament sounds awesome, and we'll try to find a way, but it is a long way...
by minusfive
Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY Global Announcement
Replies: 39
Views: 27948

Re: STIMPY Global Announcement

I see that you've asked for mirrors: is the main site at Maryland, Yale, both or neither? And what will the mirror fee be?
As a final thing, I recall that SUBMIT was an open eligibility tournament. Is this an open eligibility tournament?
by minusfive
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6673

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

A huge thank you to all the people who made this tournament a success! Thank you to all the staffers (Ming Ho, Kira, JJ, Faith, Ben, and all the people I've accidentally left out or don't know the names of), Joe for doing stats, my excellent teammates Ian and Sam, and finally to our very, very worth...
by minusfive
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Following editor instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 6797

Re: Following editor instructions

Similarly, world literature can't be written originally in English: sorry Chinua Achebe/Wole Soyinka/Ngugi wa Thiongo/Lin Yutang, you aren't "world literature." This isn't even a little true and I don't know where you got this idea. Just pulled this off ACF's website: "World (anything not covered a...
by minusfive
Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Following editor instructions
Replies: 14
Views: 6797

Re: Following editor instructions

The above post needs specifics. I wasn't one of the teams that got my packet returned, nor was I asked to write replacement questions (and got the $-5 for perfect formatting). But there but for the grace of god (God?) go I. Why? Because the distributions can be damned confusing. "World" history is l...
by minusfive
Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6673

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

I can confirm that Toronto will indeed be at the tournament. Apparently some of the uOttawa players are still looking forward to receiving the book prizes they won at PADAWAN at UT (they were planned to be brought up to ACF Fall, but that fell through): if you could either bring them, or send them ...
by minusfive
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7319

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

O Fortuna wrote:Tentative Field
All Quiet on the Northern Front
Just submitted Ottawa A's packet, so boom-boom! Shots fired on the Northern Front
by minusfive
Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 28643

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

we are also going to allow open teams comprised of members who are not currently enrolled in an institution to play (i.e., you can't form an open team if you are already representing a high school or college). Any team who did already submit a packet will receive a substantial discount I'm a bit co...
by minusfive
Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12904

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

Just want to say a huge Thank You to Yale and all staff for an enjoyable and smoothly run tournament, the ACF eds for an good set (I mean, every set is liable to a modicum of kvetching, but as I said, a good set), and my opponents for lively and fun (and competitive) games! Friends were made (and ol...
by minusfive
Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 12904

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

A belated thank you to Jacob (and in other posts, Grace) for the parking info: it is much appreciated. Really looking forward to what promises to be an exciting and well-run event. As a quick (final) question, are any social events planned after the tournament wraps up? And of course, as quizbowl "t...