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by Jason Cheng
Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @Claremont Colleges (April 12th)
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: MUT Mirror @Claremont Colleges (April 12th)

The order of finish was something like:
1) Caltech A (8-0)
2) UCSD B (7-1)
3) Arcadia (6-2)
4) UCSD A (5-3)

And I'm not sure beyond that. By ~50% consensus from the teams, the tournament did not go into playoff rounds and ended after an 8-round RR.
by Jason Cheng
Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11589

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

I did in fact state that I agree that the leadin on its face was uniquely identifying and was just trying to get analysis of the question from more experienced individuals but I see your point. I apologize and will reserve my discussion of a question for somewhere more appropriate than the containin...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Apr 02, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11589

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Then would it improve the tossup to clue some other sample of reasoning that isn't basically a hashtag argument common to the oral arguments of a large number of other significant cases? Because, as you said, the standing issue is rooted in the judicial section of the Constitution and thus easy to w...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11589

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

these two cases are equally significant From a legal standpoint, they absolutely are not. No precedent was set in the Prop 8 case at the Supreme Court level, and the case's impact only applied to one state. Had the court decided the case in a substantial way (similar to Loving v. Virginia) then it ...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 11589

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

The US v. Windsor tossup in Division II Packet 13 was, in my opinion, a little confusing. Vicki Jackson's participation in the oral arguments and subsequent use of the standing issue as one of her arguments was unique to Windsor . However, Hollingsworth v. Perry , Windsor 's companion case, was deci...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: general discussion
Replies: 75
Views: 12658

Re: 2014 ICT: general discussion

I have reviewed the 13 packets I played in the prelims and playoffs. There wasn't a single tossup on an individual play. There was a tossup on J.B. by Archibald MacLeish in DII. I thought it was a pretty predictable "fuck you have a 10" in DII, but then again, a lot of tossups last Saturday for me ...
by Jason Cheng
Fri Mar 21, 2014 5:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Staying Alert
Replies: 46
Views: 25726

Re: Staying Alert

No amount of caffeine can beat a good nine hours of sleep. I dunno man, I barely got back home in time to head over to our carpool at 7 AM to State last year. Half of Arcadia A the year before didn't really sleep before tournaments either, and we're basically 2 for 2 on SoCal State Champs in the la...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Housewriting a MS Set
Replies: 12
Views: 4978

Re: Housewriting a MS Set

Zachary Yan's suggestion actually strikes me as a good one in the right situation . For example, I directed the outreach tournament Corry is talking about (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1497/), and it took a lot of bureaucratic maneuvering for us to run that tournament at no cost but labo...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 3321

Re: 2014 BELLOCO Specific Question Discussion

I didn't think seamount is unreasonably hard--it's definitely something you'd learn in, say, middle school earth science, because they're just underwater mountains that don't break the surface. The problem is, it's such an unorthodox answer line that it'll probably go unconverted in half the rooms i...
by Jason Cheng
Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror @Claremont Colleges (April 12th)
Replies: 6
Views: 4017

Re: MUT Mirror @Claremont Colleges (April 12th)

UCSD is probably sending people to play things for this
by Jason Cheng
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CA Quizbowl Championship - North Hollywood Regional (3/1/14)
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Re: CA Quizbowl Championship - North Hollywood Regional (3/1

Congratulations to Arcadia for clearing the field! The standings for the Irvine site of HSAPQ Regionals: 1. Arcadia (6-0) 2. North Hollywood (5-1) 3. Irvine (4-2) 4. Pacifica (2-4) 5. St, Monica Catholic (2-4) 6. Rolling Hills (1-5) 7. Silver Valley (0-6) Brief report w/ commentary and compilation o...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CA Quizbowl Championship -- UCSD Regional (3/1/14)
Replies: 2
Views: 1860

Re: CA Quizbowl Championship -- UCSD Regional (3/1/14)

Congratulations to Torrey Pines for beating La Jolla 235-165 in a tiebreaker finals and winning San Diego HSAPQ Regionals! Final standings: 1st- Torrey Pines (8-2) 2nd- La Jolla (7-3) 3rd- Canyon Crest 4th- Westview 5th- Rancho Bernardo 6th- Madison 7th- The Grauer School Compilation of Southern Cal...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]

Congratulations to Westview A for winning Triton Winter IV 9-0! Finishing Order: 1) Westview A (9-0) 2) La Jolla A (7-2) 3) North Hollywood A (6-2) 4) Torrey Pines A (7-1) t-5) Madison A t-5) Canyon Crest A t-6) Capistrano Valley A t-6) Scripps Ranch A t-6) Rancho Bernardo A t-6) North Hollywood B F...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - Seattle & Online - 2/22/14
Replies: 20
Views: 7772

Re: ACF Regionals - Seattle & Online - 2/22/14

Whoops, I see what went wrong here. I didn't see it because my inbox-across-multiple-emails shenanigans sorted it into the wrong place. We would've had two weeks to adjust, so there's no harm done either way; just a lot of miscommunication. Thanks!
by Jason Cheng
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals - Seattle & Online - 2/22/14
Replies: 20
Views: 7772

Re: ACF Regionals - Seattle & Online - 2/22/14

I'll just have to agree with Auroni here, since I, too, literally just found out by reading this thread, without which I might have screwed up the tournament planning Vicky and I were doing just now. No harm done though, all this means is an increased probability that UCSD Auroni will win the Califo...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school preview for 2013-2014?
Replies: 33
Views: 6233

Re: High school preview for 2013-2014?

Just a note: SUBMIT in California is being hosted by UC Berkeley, not UCSD. We're hosting ACF Regionals and Triton Spring (our yearly pre-nats high school tournament), facts that could have been warped by hearsay and/or the nature of all-text chats with multiple participants. In any case, it would b...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]

Triton Winter IV has been awarded Platinum Certification by PACE, and the top 25% of the finishing teams will qualify for PACE NSC on May 24-25
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Re: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]

Field (as of 01/14): Westview (4) Madison (2) Capistrano Valley (2) Scripps Valley Ranch (2) La Jolla (1) Rancho Bernardo (2) North Hollywood (2) Canyon Crest (2) Francis Parker (1) Torrey Pines (3) Carlsbad (2) Mt. Carmel (2) TOTAL: 25 Buzzers: Westview (4) Madison (2) Capistrano Valley (1) Rancho...
by Jason Cheng
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]
Replies: 3
Views: 2027

Triton Winter IV @ UCSD-02/01/2014 [BELLOCO]

UCSD is pleased to announce the fourth iteration of Triton Winter on February 1st, 2014 QUESTIONS : We are mirroring the 2014 BELLOCO set, written by Bellarmine High School. Information about the set can be found here . LOCATION : 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California, 92093 . We are most likely usi...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arcadia (TBD) @ Los Angeles (11/23/13) [IS-130]
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

Re: Arcadia (TBD) @ Los Angeles (11/23/13) [IS-130]

The Arcadia season opener last year actually only had 15 teams attend, compared to the previous tournament we'd hosted, which had 24 teams (still not a record in Southern California).

Hopefully, you do host a record breaker this year :party:
by Jason Cheng
Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle
Replies: 203
Views: 87184

Re: HSQBRank 2013-2014: Witty Subtitle

I don't know how to feel about these rankings. On one hand, it's a big step up from last year, where the Arcadia A I was on didn't get a pre-season ranking. On the other hand, Arcade Fire. Anyway, I'm no expert our Northern counterparts, but I wouldn't have expected "Escobar" to rank so much lower t...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:09 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Improving Myself as a Player
Replies: 8
Views: 6227

Re: Improving Myself as a Player

If you've studied the You Gotta Know lists on NAQT.com, you have more exposure to quiz bowl than most other freshmen trying out for your school's team. That's definitely the case with Arcadia, except add "and sophomores, and juniors, and probably seniors." The only way to get better at the metagame ...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "How to Host a Tournament" Discussion - All Commentary Here!
Replies: 17
Views: 5604

Re: "How to Host a Tournament" Discussion - All Commentary Here!

Many of us at socalquizbowl.org have done something similar with this lengthy, work-in-progress guide started by Chris Chiego and Dwight Wynne over here:

http://www.socalquizbowl.org/comprehens ... ing-guide/
by Jason Cheng
Mon May 20, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 6400

Re: BHSAT 2013 Individual/Specific Question Discussion

Anyways, since I'm a history specialist with no knowledge whatsoever of pretty much any other subject, I didn't recognize a single clue after that first line, and proceeded to lose that question. Of course, with the packet officially cleared and nationals approaching in less than a week, I suppose ...
by Jason Cheng
Sun May 12, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS
Replies: 15
Views: 4993

Re: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS

I am perfectly okay with the field listings as they stand now. In all seriousness, three of our teams are going to be in Nationals division no matter what. Arcadia can bring 4-5 mods and another 4 teams for Regular division, but all that is contingent on whether or not we can actually track down eno...
by Jason Cheng
Sat May 11, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank
Replies: 138
Views: 34083

Re: HSQBRank 2012-2013: No, I do not mean HSA Bank

Ladue is #1, they'll assume it's due to lying in an uncompetitive region, neither of which, of course, is even close to right. I think the inherent nature of a national ranking (or at least the apparent one of anyone who reads the About section) is enough to inform people that your hypothetical is ...
by Jason Cheng
Tue May 07, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 41611

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I'd be happy to join someone's team to make rostering less weird, if said team doesn't mind playing with a guy who's managed to fraud his way into literature for the past year or so
by Jason Cheng
Fri May 03, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 Benjamin Cooper Award Recipients
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: 2013 Benjamin Cooper Award Recipients

Congratulations to all of the winners. We miss you, Dwight! Ditto to that. Now that we've taken up much of Chris' and Dwight's work in outreach and maintaining/expanding the high school circuit, I've come to appreciate just how annoying their jobs were (with only two of them for all of SoCal, no le...
by Jason Cheng
Thu May 02, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread
Replies: 88
Views: 18967

Re: NHBB Nationals Discussion Thread

Just chiming in to say that flashy, ephemeral things like an opening buzz aren't necessarily bad things. This is a high school nationals, with teams and parents and coaches from all across the country who don't post on these forums attending. We might participate in quiz bowl purely for the sake of ...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS
Replies: 15
Views: 4993

Re: BHSAT at Triton Spring (May 18): Co-hosted with Madison HS

Corry wrote:At this point, it looks like we'll have 5-7 teams.
7 looks more likely, assuming none of the 29ish people signed up drop two nights before, the act of which is also an Arcadia tradition.
by Jason Cheng
Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California State Championships @ Irvine High (4/13)
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: Southern California State Championships @ Irvine High (4/13)

Can we get a field update?

EDIT: Never mind I can't read
by Jason Cheng
Sun Mar 24, 2013 2:16 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side Event: Schindler's Lit
Replies: 143
Views: 41611

Re: Side Event: Schindler's Lit

I'd like to play, and if nothing else, will conscript one of the underclassmen from our B or C teams to play with me.
by Jason Cheng
Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Re: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]

It should have been input, but I guess it slipped away from us while we were debating what to do about the circle of death. We stuffed all the stat sheets into Corry's backpack, so we should theoretically be able to fix this issue soon.
by Jason Cheng
Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Re: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]

Congratulations to North Hollywood A for winning the 7th annual Carnal Embrace! Full stats here. After a circle of death in the top bracket at the end of playoffs, Irvine A placed 3rd based on PPB and PPG, and North Hollywood A defeated their B-team in a one round sudden-death final to take 1st. Tha...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BENJI at UC Berkeley (California Cup #4 3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 3492

Re: BENJI at UC Berkeley (California Cup #4 3/16)

Yeah, I can confirm this. Other than that, this was a fantastic tournament, and a great time for Arcadia A + the intrepid players (3 of them underclassmen) who wanted to come along with us. Thanks for hosting!
by Jason Cheng
Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II Specific Question Request
Replies: 22
Views: 2203

Re: BDAT II Specific Question Request

From my point of view, I powered This just sort of randomly popped into my head, but how did people take to this question? It was in Round 11, so I think it was part of a half-packet played. Not sure, though. One group created for this cause organized a meeting that is the subject of the film Winter...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Western Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyoming
Replies: 18
Views: 12271

Re: Quiz Bowl in Nevada/Utah/New Mexico/Colorado/Nebraska/Wyomin

Apparently the RAF is attending Arcadia Carnal Embrace on 3/23, so I'll tell you how it goes if they come
by Jason Cheng
Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Re: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]

Update: We have received permission to use our school's science building and lecture hall, and are now offering a new discount: Any school that fields 3 teams for this tournament will be able to register a 4th team for free (this 4th team is not included in the minimum fee calculations). Mostly beca...
by Jason Cheng
Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]
Replies: 12
Views: 2766

Re: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]

Stats for today can be found here Full recap and SoCalQuizBowl.org write-up here These stats are rough and according to the La Jolla team should be fixed around Monday. Aside from some obvious stat hiccups (unrecorded rounds, extra negs, missing PPB, etc), the tournament today was extraordinarily w...
by Jason Cheng
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]
Replies: 12
Views: 2766

Re: La Jolla High Tournament, San Diego (March 9, 2013) [IS-124]

Can I get a field update on this Saturday? According to your email, Arcadia E and F were taken off the waitlist, and I want to confirm that the elusive Santa Monica is still attending :)
by Jason Cheng
Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BENJI at UC Berkeley (California Cup #4 3/16)
Replies: 10
Views: 3492

Re: BENJI at UC Berkeley (California Cup #4 3/16)

Arcadia has confirmed two teams for this tournament--we'll know whether the people coming as Arcadia B will be JV or Varsity by the end of this weekend.
by Jason Cheng
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: HELP US. 3 DAYS LEFT
Replies: 11
Views: 5772

Re: HELP US. 3 DAYS LEFT

There's an upcoming tournament at Arcadia on March 23rd (<4 hours drive from Vegas).... I'm sure the tournament organizers of both would be happy to extend a significant travel discount to a new team driving from Vegas. I'd be happy to waive all Arcadia Carnal Embrace registration fees for any team...
by Jason Cheng
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California State Championships @ Irvine High (4/13)
Replies: 5
Views: 2109

Re: Southern California State Championship @ Irvine High (4/13)

Quick interest call from Arcadia. My co-captain and I have made attending this mandatory for all members, which means a little more than half our team will attend, so expect around 7ish teams from us, plus 2 buzzers, and possibly a moderator or two. We can dig up more of both of those if you need th...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: TPOT III at Torrey Pines (2/23/13)
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

Re: Announcement: TPOT III at Torrey Pines (2/23/13)

We did the same thing for DN-QT this year. It's partially because we don't like having to email various quizbowl pundits about not being at full strength, but mostly because there's been an in-joke about Chris Chiego getting mad at inappropriately-named Arcadia C teams ever since our A-team was an h...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Re: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]

Field update: (16-17 teams) San Dieguito (1 team) Westview (2 teams) La Jolla (2 teams) Edison (2 teams) North Hollywood HS (2-3 teams)* Southern California HS (1 team)* Canyon Crest Academy (2 teams) Irvine (3 teams) RAF (1 team) *Expressed interest but have not officially registered yet Buzzers: ...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]
Replies: 6
Views: 3392

Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII @ Los Angeles (3/23/13) [GSAC XX]

Arcadia Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce with due respect to Tom Stoppard: Arcadia Carnal Embrace VII LOCATION: Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Dr., Arcadia CA 91007 . http://i.imgur.com/afNJ8.jpg The rounds shall take place in the science building and lecture hall (NOTE: this is different from prev...
by Jason Cheng
Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)
Replies: 10
Views: 3093

Re: SWAG I @ Westview HS - San Diego, CA (19 Jan 2013)

Recap and thoughts. Torrey Pines A won the final against North Hollywood A 435-200 to finish 1st. Arcadia A was knocked out in the semifinal against NoHo A and placed 3rd. 29-team field. Stats. Order of finish: 1. Torrey Pines A (20.61 PPB, 8-1 before championships) 2. North Hollywood A (22.08 PPB,...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DN-QT at Del Norte HS - San Diego, CA (January 12, 2013)
Replies: 8
Views: 3586

Re: DN-QT at Del Norte HS - San Diego, CA (January 12, 2013)

Stats here.

It was a great effort for a staff where no one had any experience running a quiz bowl tournament. The afternoon bracketing issue was resolved quite well, with my only complaint being the seeding of each bracket.

A recap should be up on socalquizbowl.org soon.

Thanks for hosting!