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by minusfive
Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 29074

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

Uh, I was for the +20 discount (and can obviously prove it). Are the other submission amounts accurate?
by minusfive
Sun Nov 02, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 29074

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

I got an e-mail confirming receipt of my packet on October 27th (so possibly all other submitted teams have received one). My apologies, should have posted here earlier.
by minusfive
Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (DEFUNCT)
Replies: 6
Views: 2379

Re: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (Jan. 17)

It was my understanding that McMaster has bid for ACF Regionals, and that no other school in Canada has. Can people confirm this? It could go a long way to sorting out the schedule...
by minusfive
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Northeast at Yale (11/8/14)
Replies: 23
Views: 13127

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

For teams travelling to Yale by car (as the Toronto, Ottawa, and McMaster teams will be), is there any particular parking options/locations you would recommend/not recommend?
by minusfive
Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES: November 22nd, 2014
Replies: 39
Views: 29074

Re: DEES: November 22nd, 2014

I hate to be that guy, but I sent in a pack last Friday and haven't received any confirmation it was received (nor has the list of submitted packets been updated). Did you get my packet? Any other packets come in for +20?
by minusfive
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2015: 4/18-19 at the University of Michigan
Replies: 54
Views: 41833

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

Since the first deadline is before ACF Regionals determines qualifiers, is there any impact of an early submission on the qualification process? I assume not, but just thought I'd ask. Also, if a team does not qualify for ACF Nats but has sent in a packet, will there be any compensation (as in, redu...
by minusfive
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/18/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 7213

Re: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/18/2014)

It was an honor (or as we would say where I'm from, an "honour") to play against such strong competition. A big thanks to the volunteers and my opponents: it was an enjoyable tournament. I must admit, as my last round finished at about 7ish, I pitied the finals participants for having to play more g...
by minusfive
Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6827

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

So, a guesstimate field list looks like Waterloo, McMaster, Toronto, McGill, and some novice teams. Oh, and maybe uOttawa! Boom.
by minusfive
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN at Brown, 10/11/14
Replies: 9
Views: 4167

Re: PADAWAN at Brown, 10/11/14

A huge Thank You to all the organizers, volunteers who staffed, and all the competitors to make this a very enjoyable (if rainy) day at Wilson Hall! I enjoyed meeting many of you (and seeing some old friends) and look forward to seeing you soon!
by minusfive
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 11053

Re: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19

Windows ME wrote:Ironically I gave it to Toronto as a consolation prize. So they have it not me :)
Cool. And good luck that weekend with the "Alberta has finished first at every Canadian tournament they have attended:" that is an impressive streak (and it would be cool to see it keep going)!
by minusfive
Sat Oct 04, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Carleton U (Oct. 4 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 2734

Re: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Carleton U (Oct. 4 2014)

Was there a tie for first? Two teams have the same record in what appears to be the final standings.
by minusfive
Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 27759

Re: Writing Prizes

That was a really interesting fact about the Cane Toad, and induced me to look up more things about Cane Toads, which seems to be a neat subject because a) this is an interesting subject (to me) and 2) it seems like something a well-informed member of society should know about. I make no judgment on...
by minusfive
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 27759

Re: Writing Prizes

We seem to be getting away from the title of this post (has that discussion run its course?), but I'll bite on the bio: Yes, neither plant hormones nor the organelles you (or many, many others) made in 8th Grade science class out of jello are "bullshit" (unless jocularly phrased in a post on writing...
by minusfive
Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 27759

Re: Writing Prizes

Are you sure this wasn't just their polite way of telling you not to write questions on subtypes of pike? Yes. If "SONIC HEDGEHOG," "Abscissic Acid" and all the other commonly-asked about bullshit of the biology world can be asked about, someone should know something about a very prominent North Am...
by minusfive
Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 11053

Re: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19

Partido Galeguista wrote:Alberta will have a team.
Sinan, if you're going to be there, could you please bring the permanent SCT trophy you won in Ottawa? Just want to make sure it makes it to this season's SCT. I won't be there but I'm sure someone will step up to keep it in Ontario until Feb...
by minusfive
Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Prizes
Replies: 9
Views: 5728

Writing Prizes

Two seemingly unrelated points: 1) I wrote a toss-up on Northern Pike (Esox Lucius) for ACF Fall 2012. It had some legitimate clues, like its hybrid with the Muskellunge (Tiger Muskie), its record specimen (caught in Germany), and its frequent deaths from choking on larger prey, but it also had terr...
by minusfive
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/18/2014)
Replies: 15
Views: 7213

Re: Penn Bowl at Harvard (10/18/2014)

I have just registered for this event. Looking forward to it.
by minusfive
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN at Brown, 10/11/14
Replies: 9
Views: 4167

Re: PADAWAN at Brown, 10/11/14

I have just sent a registration e-mail for 1 team from the University of Ottawa, and (while I don't speak for him) I believe a further registration will come from McMaster University's Jay Misuk.

Looking forward to seeing Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the first time.
by minusfive
Sat Sep 06, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 75432

Re: Preseason Poll

Cheynem wrote:The preseason poll was run in August and was not revealed until Labor Day.
Yes, that's my point. Perhaps September 7-15th would be a better voting window next time.
by minusfive
Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 75432

Re: Preseason Poll

Why not just wait to do the "Preseason Poll" until the school year(s) start(s) (sometime in August for the US, day after Labo(u)r Day in Canada), since tournaments don't start right away? Plus, people at schools doesn't necessarily translate into being able or willing to play; accidents are rare, bu...
by minusfive
Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals: Details?
Replies: 1
Views: 1312

ACF Regionals: Details?

The ACF website states that the tournament will be held January 24, 2015, which is just about 4 months away. But we don't have a tournament announcement, a distribution, whether half-packs will be allowed, or whether the regions are open or fixed (ie teams must play in their "region"). I understand ...
by minusfive
Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 18489

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2014 (10/18/2014)

This is a bit of a silly question, but which day will Penn Bowl itself be on?
by minusfive
Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Superteam Regulation?
Replies: 17
Views: 7230

Re: Superteam Regulation?

*Economics babble incoming* There are two types of equilibrium, as you know. The Nash equilibrium is not met with superteams, as both sides are not better off, but the Kaldor-Hicks type is, since a superteam gets more toss-ups and thus more bonuses (thus increasing the total number of bonuses heard)...
by minusfive
Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Superteam Regulation?
Replies: 17
Views: 7230

Re: Superteam Regulation?

Since there was (almost) a parallel discussion of this in the Canadian VCUO thread, I will post my thoughts here. I am often a member of a "superteam" (the term is obviously relative, as in Canada, where I play, it currently takes less to be "super," although this is thankfully in the process of cha...
by minusfive
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th August)
Replies: 15
Views: 6189

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th Augus

pandabear555 wrote:Patrick just went full Jerry. Never go full Jerry.
Man, this is an intriguing post...Is everyone still alive?
by minusfive
Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18975

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

A big thank you to everyone for a very enjoyable tournament yesterday! This includes very professional, excellent staff (the amazing Rico C., Kira+Peter, and Brian of the silly MA Thesis), opponents (very close games, especially in the finals), and teammates (great to play with y'all, including some...
by minusfive
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18975

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

One should always be preparing for future tournaments, especially when, as is the case of ACF Nationals, more preparation is (always) needed. A draft is like, pretty much the most half-assed way of making new friends (teams can be formed with "new friends" before a tournament, and there's always som...
by minusfive
Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18975

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Jay is taking his talents to South Waterloo and will be playing with moi. So indirectly, this is my registration too.
by minusfive
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: This year's sets missing from archive
Replies: 27
Views: 11597

Re: This year's sets missing from archive

Looking to post Ottawa Hybrid but I don't "own" the hsqb tournament page. If someone wants to send me an e-mail at waysofworld "at" hotmail "dot" com with an e-mail to send the set to in order to facilitate this, it would be appreciated.
by minusfive
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

And I will say, Jay cut the best quizbowl heel promo I have seen in a while.
by minusfive
Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

I played (and liked) last year's packet by Jay, but I see why other people don't like it (just as I see why some people don't like quizbowl itself). I have more concerns with the writing style than the answer lines, which, of course, don't necessarily meet the criteria for DI SCT level. What I will ...
by minusfive
Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014 packet discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 5520

Re: VETO 2014

I appreciate how Palmer has informed me that there is a potential boycott of my pack going on out on the Left Coast. I really hope it gets played at at least one of the sites! So long as you pay attention and can synthesize information well, I don't see why my pack needs to be that painful of an ex...
by minusfive
Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 10636

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

A thoroughly enjoyable day---thanks to all who came out for providing excellent comradeship and competition, and a THANKS! to Huma and the uWaterloo group for running this efficiently, smoothly, and awesomely (and only losing 1 high schooler). Very big THANKS! to Huma, Faith and JJ for reading. Grea...
by minusfive
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 10636

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

I am coming down with Dennis (there's a joke in there somewhere). Anyway, I will be there in some form, and I have coaxed a family member to come play with me as well...So are there, like, teams, or singles, or both, or what? :smile:
by minusfive
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What I think is wrong with the new ACF Fall format
Replies: 4
Views: 4502

What I think is wrong with the new ACF Fall format

I actually posted directing people here first, so I'll be brief (so no one gets here and doesn't see it). The new ACF Fall format (whereby only half-packs are required for a lesser discount) has some, in my opinion, glaring problems. This is not an attempt to impugn the people behind what I consider...
by minusfive
Fri Jun 27, 2014 10:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)
Replies: 40
Views: 28099

Re: ACF Fall 2014 Global Announcement (11/8/14)

I don't want to clog up the announcements thread with my complaints, but if anyone's interested, I have enumerated them in a separate post in the "discussion" forum. I think this plan is well-intentioned but has some problems. It's here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=16036 EDI...
by minusfive
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

minusfive wrote:
So nope, this isn't a list. Nor is it a list of players.

Troll fail.
Overly harsh and essentially incorrect, my apologies, Joe. But an expanded/verified list would be appreciated. I guess in late June, when the "deadline" is?

Also, who's planning on coming to VancouverETO?
by minusfive
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

Normally I'd hang my head in shame, but:
adosreme wrote:Based entirely on what I've heard from various people over the last little while:
So nope, this isn't a list. Nor is it a list of players.

Troll fail.
by minusfive
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

Do we have any sort of (prospective) team list for this? As far as I know, the Vancouver site is looking good: who's playing with whom in Ontario?

PS: I heartily encourage amusing team names (don't just be "Waterloo, Mac, etc...")
by minusfive
Thu May 29, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

Pretty excited for a post-VETO Modern World shakedown...with sufficient levels of informality to comment on the set's avowed crappiness... Yeah, this rule leads to truly stellar packet quality. The rule was instituted so that people would have to write (not a common thing in Canada) while trying to ...
by minusfive
Mon May 26, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament
Replies: 25
Views: 10115

Re: HSNCT Saturday Night Sideshow: Modern World Tournament

i understand this tournament expressed views about women So the word is now that the tournament is going to be canceled because the set ended up being amazingly offensive. This is not just my decision, but I definitely don't think that the questions I'm seeing here have any business being read as a...
by minusfive
Mon May 05, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

Now that everyone's had time to plan, are there any teams formed? I plan on going to play in BC-any British Columbian/Washingtonian teams formed?
by minusfive
Mon May 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online mirror of College History Bowl
Replies: 49
Views: 16544

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

adosreme wrote:I would like to play in this event and will attempt to put a team of miscellaneous Canadian players together for it.
I thought this was singles. Either way, I'd like "in" please.
by minusfive
Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 64750

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

In conclusion please castrate yourself with a spork. In his defence, he only got that power on "spork-castration" because his professor had mentioned that anytime sporks were used, it was for this. In all seriousness, what happens when this dude wants to play an ACF/NAQT/circuit tournament? There's...
by minusfive
Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

Re: VETO 2014

Not very often. And DON'T. It's tough to do well and skews the game towards the side which figures out the theme, regardless of skill. If you must (and nobody has for quite a while), keep it to a theme that isn't guessable until the 17th toss-up or later. Ignoring this advice earns ignominy. And the...
by minusfive
Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25227

VETO 2014

Not that I'm the organizer, or anything, but just figured I'd put this here as it doesn't seem to get put on this forum much (apart from stimulating discussions about gumballs and chopsticks). It also might help avoid (or encourage, I suppose) scheduling conflicts. This year's VETO will be held on J...
by minusfive
Sat Apr 12, 2014 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Peter, I am afraid to understand how your mind operates, and I will say such words: In the world we live in, some people from Canada are doofuses, and some people from Mcmaster are bigger doofuses. Let us live in a time where genius is density greater than that of 21.5, never understanding the valu...
by minusfive
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8172

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

I predict that Alabama will attempt to kick a last-minute field-goal which gets returned for a game-winning touchdown (or some equivalent of a last-second neg). I will also have a bowl of sugar with me that weekend, just in case the Alabama team wants to possess one of those. The match-up I am most ...
by minusfive
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Cane Ridge Revival at uWaterloo (16th March, 2014)
Replies: 10
Views: 4394

Re: Cane Ridge Revival at uWaterloo (16th March, 2014)

Thanks to everyone who made this tournament a success (staffers, organizers, competitive opponents, some of whom would characterize their victories as "upsets" when they weren't really, and my excellent teammates and travel partners).

Very enjoyable :smile:
by minusfive
Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 3473

Re: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament

I want to echo the praise for this tournament! Lots of fun to play, and some lit types for everyone.

Congrats to Brendan and Cooper for their dominant performances, and thanks thanks thanks to Huma for writing this. :grin: