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by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Good luck to all teams playing tomorrow!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

All teams should have had a schedule emailed to them. I've received a few requests for schedule changes, so you'll all be getting a slightly altered printed schedule on Saturday morning. Please arrive at Math 307 (the Math building is near 116th and Broadway) before 9:00 AM for registration. Excited...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

A private discussion group/forum for this tournament has been created. You can join it via your User Control Panel.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

We're having trouble getting room reservations resolved and will have more information on that by tomorrow. For now, teams should plan for check-in to start at 8:30 and for games to start at 9AM.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Questions should mention all named works or people
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

Re: Questions should mention all named works or people

If you can't name things for the aforementioned reasons, it's helpful to include a note in parentheses after the answer line - it helps people look stuff up!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

As a clarification, this tournament will use online scoresheets and packets. The system will be similar to the one used for the 2016–2018 EFTs. Instructions for using online scoresheets and packets will be sent to tournament directors in order to train moderators. Information about access to detaile...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

Copying this policy from MIT:

Due to the limited field size, we've decided to make 2 changes: a limit of 4 teams per school, and a penalty for cancelling less than 72 hours before the day of the tournament.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)
Replies: 4
Views: 4524

Re: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)

Since I'm staffing now, we should be able to accommodate a ten-team field, making for a clean 9-round RR.

EDIT: Doesn't look like we'll need to, though,
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

The field for this tournament is now full. We will accept sign-ups for a wait list. Please note that there are also additional mirrors of this tournament at Maryland and Boston!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Re-diversifying a team
Replies: 2
Views: 2925

Re: Re-diversifying a team

Extraordinarily excited to hear that BCC is trying to do pyramidal quizbowl again - please feel free to PM me (proud alum) for advice!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)
Replies: 4
Views: 4524

Re: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)

Looks like we'll go with a field cap of 8 teams for this tournament, barring additional signups. We still need a TD! no we don't anymore
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Sep 14, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

Re: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

Based on estimates of staff availability, we are expanding the field cap to 24 teams. This is likely to be a final cap.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 EFT at Toronto (10/05/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 2863

Re: 2019 EFT at Toronto (10/05/19)

For the purpose of transparency, I will disclose that I have given the Canadian teams a slight discount on the mirror fee due primarily to exchange rate issues, in order to help marginally with the affordability of the tournament.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I'm sorry if my post came off wrong. I posted here because to me this was the most logical place to put it. I was more hoping someone at WUSTL would see it. I was in no way attempting to criticize you Will, I am aware this is the hosts responsibility. I added the part about passing the feuding requ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

The post is up, and it seems to have been made before Justin made his comment, though presumably not made it through the mod queue before then. Regardless, there's very little I can personally do besides tell hosts to post their stuff, but in the future if there's an issue with asking for school fun...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ Columbia (10/5)
Replies: 8
Views: 5506

EFT @ Columbia (10/5)

I'm pleased to provide this announcement of Columbia University's mirror of the 2019 Early Fall Tournament, the year's premiere "welcome-to-college quizbowl" set, to take place on October 5. More information about this year's iteration of the question set can be found here . Base Fee: $130 -$20 per ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Very excited to announce we have three UK mirrors - one open and two closed!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)
Replies: 4
Views: 4524

Re: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)

I'm looking to hire a tournament director for this event. Your responsibilities will be to make sure the event runs smoothly and organize enough competent staff to do so. By competent staff, I refer to people who can consistently both moderate a Discord round and keep stats at the same time and fin...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

I can add links at some point, but that's about 69th on my priority list right now. Tournament directors, please get your announcements up as soon as reasonably possible. I will have one up for Columbia this weekend. I understand that booking rooms can be challenging, but it would really help teams ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/12) (CANCELLED)
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Re: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/12)

Thanks for the flexibility! Hopefully new players will be able to get a broad range of experiences with college quiz now :party:
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

The Northern California mirror of this tournament will take place in November. As a point of clarification, house teams for this tournament have to pay the full mirror fee. This decision is made with the understanding that demand for this tournament is high and many people want to play it, and also ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/12) (CANCELLED)
Replies: 5
Views: 2095

Re: JHU Collegiate Novice (10/5)

I suppose I can't blame you if this is the only day you could reserve rooms, or if you did so before knowing that Maryland's EFT mirror would be the same day, but it would be reasonable to assume that this could lead to relatively few teams attending this tournament. Also, as I've noted for the las...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 12858

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

I won't be voting in this poll, but I will offer my perspective as someone who is on one of the contending teams this year: --- Peer Teams - - - These are teams that I consider in the same general class of strength as us, listed in order of how good I think they are. Chicago A - Clearly the best tea...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)
Replies: 4
Views: 4524

EFT Discord Mirror (9/21)

This is an announcement for an open Discord mirror of the 2019 Early Fall Tournament for purposes of playtesting, to be held on Saturday, September 21st. The fee for this tournament is $60 per team, with no discounts and the preliminary field cap will be 12 teams. You may sign up for the tournament ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Best Film Player
Replies: 44
Views: 22112

Re: Best Film Player

Based on my limited experience playing with him and also seeing him crush Raynor's film set once, Harrison Whitaker is really good at film.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

We have added additional mirrors in Florida and Arizona!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Some people seem to be under the impression that this tournament is not for grad students. This isn't true! Grad students are more than welcome to play as well.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

As a reminder, high school teams are not only allowed to attend this event, but encouraged to do so, as are experienced college players. This tournament is for everyone!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 12858

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

For the purposes of this poll, Columbia A will most likely consist of Gerhardt Hinkle, Noah Chen (formerly of Michigan), Harrison Whitaker (formerly of NYU), and myself. We've got a ton of incoming talent and some strong returning players who will likely form strong D2 and/or B teams - I'll let our ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 30
Views: 15826

Re: 2019 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Mid-Atlantic: Maryland? To be clear, does this mean that a Maryland mirror is not yet confirmed, or that it is confirmed but the date has not yet been? In either case, is there an idea of when details regarding it will be confirmed? I will follow up with Maryland about this and I encourage you to d...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

This happened, a lot of games were played, and fun was had. Stats can be found here!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

This was easily some of the most fun I've had playing quizbowl in a while. There are definitely a good number of rough patches in the set, but whatever, so much delightful content.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'll email everyone with the server link shortly.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

This tournament ran very smoothly. Columbia Ark cleared the field. Full stat report here.

Thanks for playing everyone!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

I'm running behind due to an important phone call I had to make - my apologies. We will meet in Hamilton 301 and figure out from there what rooms to use.

Target 9:15 start
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

The field is closed at six teams. I'm fine with five-person teams if additional people want to join, though please fill out the three-person team first! I've added a schedule to the signup tab that should dictate everything that's going on tomorrow except for which rooms we're using, which I shall b...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: MUSES Online 8/18
Replies: 19
Views: 3960

Re: MUSES Online 8/18

Is it safe to assume that this event will start in the early to mid-afternoon on Sunday, to avoid conflicts with Age of Empires?
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'm going to close the field for this at four teams. Would really appreciate another mod for this!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)
Replies: 39
Views: 7188

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Terrapin Open (Spring 2020)

The target difficulty of Terrapin Open is halfway between ACF Regionals and ACF Nationals... no more than a third will be above ACF Regionals difficulty (with at most one CO-only answerline per category). How can you write a Nats-minus tossup on a CO-only answerline? It's called VCUO 2015 (EDIT: to...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

If we don't get more signups, I'm inclined to cap the field at four teams and allow a five-person team or two. Please recruit your friends!

EDIT: alternatively, we can break up a team (probably Columbia) to fill the field out
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8893

Re: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

vinteuil wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:32 am
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Open challenge to Chicago: come out and play us here!
https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic ... 72#p360587

https://societymusictheory.org/events/meeting2019/main
Unclear which is a better reason (both are good)
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

Since a field of 4 teams jives well with our nine packets, I'm increasing team size to four players to accommodate anyone who wants to field a larger squad.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

The general plan for this will be as follows: I will show up to Hamilton Hall at 8:30 and figure out what rooms are available by then. Teams should arrive no later than 8:45. By then I will have a schedule mapped out on the spreadsheet for two different team configurations: 1) 4 team triple RR 2) 6 ...
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)
Replies: 28
Views: 8893

Re: "Summer" Open at NYU (Nov. 9, 2019)

Open challenge to Chicago: come out and play us here!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia

Since we have enough buzzers to easily do a four team triple RR, we won't be providing buzzer discounts anymore. Instead staff will be paid $40 each. We need two!
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires Online (8/18)
Replies: 9
Views: 3070

Re: Age of Empires Online (8/18)

I'm moving this to Sunday so that I can run it and so there's no conflict with RULFO online. Looking for one mod.

EDIT: starting 10AM EST Sunday
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Guerilla NASAT @ Columbia
Replies: 15
Views: 3853

Re: Guerilla NASAT @ Rutgers

Alternatively, we can squat rooms at Columbia, which I'd be all in favor of. If the listed free agents, the NYU regulars, Columbia team, and at least one other open team come we would have a solid 9-round RR right there.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15360

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Bless Me, Ultima and Palestinians from Darwish strike me as fine easy parts at the CO level - the former is (or maybe was?) widely assigned in high schools and Darwish comes up all the time.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15360

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

For what it's worth, our team got 20 on the Ultima bonus. I really liked that this tournament generally made you put in some genuine work to get an easy part - though most teams were clearly up for that work, given the strength of the field, and most PPBs were over 10.
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CO 2019 Discussion
Replies: 48
Views: 15360

Re: CO 2019 Discussion

Good to see we're largely on the same page :) I'm hardly a philosophy specialist in any case and I do want to reiterate that I found the questions in this area broadly interesting to listen to and enjoyable. I take it that my teammates felt the same. Re: biographies of Tyndall, I just don't really t...