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by Jason Cheng
Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 63
Views: 9778

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Could you post the tossup on menstruation? I had a sentence-two buzz with pregnancy on a clue that seemed applicable to either (or, better yet, to ovulation, which is what I would have said if given 30 seconds to think instead of 5), so it's probably worth it to check the specifics of that for futu...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 EFT Literature
Replies: 2
Views: 824

2016 EFT Literature

I wrote a little over half the literature in this set and I'm curious to hear what people thought about it, so (please) post any thoughts you have about it here. The American and the majority of Euro lit was written by me, and I had a hand in a bunch of the rest of it. Contra Will in the general dis...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016: Tournament Goals/Philosophy and Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 2138

Re: EFT Tournament Goals/Philosophy and Discussion

I'm really proud of what we ended up with, and it's good to hear from the people who played the Skype mirror yesterday that what I had in mind for this set mostly played out--very accessible, regs-minus, high quality and consistent, and "fresh feeling" (i.e., still interesting and fun/"rewarding" to...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UCSD (10/08/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

Re: EFT @ UCSD (10/08/2016)

FIELD (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):

UCSD (2/1/4)
Claremont (1/2/0)
USC (1/0/0)
Westview (1/2/0)
UCLA (2/2/0)
Arcadia (1/1/1)
Caltech (1/1/0)
UCI (1/1/0)

TOTAL: (10/10/5)
by Jason Cheng
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT @ UCSD (10/08/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2278

EFT @ UCSD (10/08/2016)

Quiz Bowl at UCSD is happy to announce a site of Early Fall Tournament (EFT) on October 8th, 2016 . The target difficulty of the set is "somewhat easier than collegiate regular," which is to say, "if ACF Fall is a 3 and ACF Regs is a 6, most questions should hover around 4.5-5." Several members of t...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)
Replies: 6
Views: 5427

Re: Listory Online Mirror (Mid-Late August)

Stats. Congratulations to Battle Arena Toshinden 3 (Will Alston, Chris Manners, and Jason Thompson) for winning a one game final against Shreve and the Capacious Bags (Nick Collins, Caleb Kendrick, and Evan Pandya) and finishing 1st with an 8-2 record!
by Jason Cheng
Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 14004

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

Mik read us about three rounds of this over Phil's BBQ after the Side Events at UCSD. I don't have any stats, but let it be known that 1) the questions were super fun and a great addition to delicious barbecue (100% true) and 2) I absolutely murdered Justin Nghiem (significantly less true). I am di...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)
Replies: 36
Views: 14004

Re: The 10-Point Shootout (NBA Vanity Tournament)

Mik read us about three rounds of this over Phil's BBQ after the Side Events at UCSD. I don't have any stats, but let it be known that 1) the questions were super fun and a great addition to delicious barbecue (100% true) and 2) I absolutely murdered Justin Nghiem (significantly less true).
by Jason Cheng
Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016
Replies: 28
Views: 12649

Re: A Culture of Improvement - Summer 2016

We played five rounds of this today at UCSD as a shootout. Here are the stats to the best of my scorekeeping ability: Rd. 1 Michel Chen 0/0/0 Kevin Wang 1/3/3 Corry Wang 1/1/1 Griffin Stamp 0/1/1 Jason Cheng 0/1/1 Jonathan Luck 1/5/0 Mik Larsen 1/6/0 Rd. 2 Michel Chen 1/1/1 Kevin Wang 0/4/5 Corry Wa...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 3348

Re: General Discussion

...Shepard/Glass Menagerie in drama. The second of those drama bonuses, in particular, struck me as trivially easy, given that you had to know who Christopher Durang was to even hear the bonus. That's on me, sorry! Part of it was because I figured the bonuses should be a bit easier to balance out t...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Listory 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 3348

Re: General Discussion

Thanks for putting this set together, Kurtis! I didn't get to write as much for it as I wanted to (partially because I was busy in June/July and partially because Kurtis is a monster who had the entire lit distro completed when I opened the spreadsheet again a couple weeks before CO), but I really d...
by Jason Cheng
Sun Jul 03, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 3003

Re: Specific Question Discussion

A couple of minor errors I noticed yesterday: The Pythagorean theorem bonus says that the sum of the squares of the side lengths equals the length of the hypotenuse, instead of the square of the length of the hypotenuse. The phase transfer catalyst bonus part asks something like "they are catalysts ...
by Jason Cheng
Sat May 28, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MYSTERIUM @ UCLA (04/23/16)
Replies: 2
Views: 3024

Re: MYSTERIUM @ UCLA (04/23/16)

Yeah, stats are up here: http://neg5.org/t/E1gShIDNx-/stats/team?phase=EJSh8DNxW

No final was played due to time concerns (round 10 finished around 8 IIRC); the TBA team was Hidehiro.
by Jason Cheng
Sun May 22, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ UCSD (05/21/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: MUT @ UCSD (05/21/2016)

Final stats are up here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/

Thanks to all teams for attending!
by Jason Cheng
Tue May 10, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Spring VI
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

Re: Triton Spring VI

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):

Rancho Bernardo (2/1/0)
Westview (1/2/0)
Canyon Crest (3/0/0)
Cathedral Catholic (1/0/0)
The Grauer School (1/0/0)
Torrey Pines (2/2/0)
North Hollywood (1/0/0)
La Jolla (1/0/0)
Irvine (1/2/0)

TOTAL: (13/7/0)
by Jason Cheng
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ UCSD (05/21/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: MUT @ UCSD (05/21/2016)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):

UCSD: (3/1/4)
Caltech: (1/2/1)
Claremont (1/0/0)
ASU (1/0/0)
Rancho Bernardo (1/1/0)
UC Irvine (1/2/1)
UCLA (1/1/0)
Arcadia (2/2/2)
Westview (1/2/1)
CSUN (1/0/0)
CCA

Total: (14/11/9)
by Jason Cheng
Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT @ UCSD (05/21/2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

MUT @ UCSD (05/21/2016)

Hello friends, The Quizbowl Club at UC-San Diego is delighted to announce a mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament on Saturday, May 21 . This field is open to all teams composed of high school or undergraduate players from a single institution. If you wish to register a team composed playe...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Winter VI @ UCSD [CANCELED FOR NOW]
Replies: 0
Views: 1284

Triton Winter VI @ UCSD [CANCELED FOR NOW]

San Diego Quizbowl is pleased to announce a small, special tournament: CANCELED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE We have decided to cancel this tournament due to heavy scheduling conflicts with local high schools--we're currently working to find a good date to hold this tournament and make this happen. Ap...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK XVII West Coast @ UCSD (01/17/2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

Re: MLK XVII West Coast @ UCSD (01/17/2016)

Thanks to everyone who came out to play today! Here were the final standings after a single round robin in prelims and then a rebracket into a top 4 and bottom 4 playoffs: 1) Stanford (10-0) 2) They Don't Want Us to Be UCSD A (8-2) 3) Straight Outta Northridge and/or Westwood (6-4) 4) UCSD B+ (4-6) ...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Jan 04, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK XVII West Coast @ UCSD (01/17/2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

Re: MLK XVII West Coast @ UCSD (01/17/2016)

So far, we haven't had any signups yet. There will be at least two UCSD teams, but I assume it's been difficult for other clubs to get a grasp on logistics because everyone has been just coming out of/is still on winter break. There will be a tournament though, even if the worst case scenario is a c...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK XVII West Coast @ UCSD (01/17/2016)
Replies: 3
Views: 3603

MLK XVII West Coast @ UCSD (01/17/2016)

We are pleased to announce that the West Coast site of MLK XVII will be held at the University of California San Diego on January 17, 2016 . As previously discussed with schools in the Southwest region, we will be hosting MLK XVII on Sunday, January 17 . This will hopefully facilitate travel for tea...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Nov 17, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion

I'd love it if you could point me to some good sources about it though Ruff degradation gets a pretty meaty section to itself in Volhardt, which is the orgo textbook that UCSD uses. I'm not the biggest fan of the textbook in general since it's pretty hit-or-miss in terms of how helpful it actually ...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion

I'm not posting this to be contrarian, but I did learn about the Ruff degradation in two separate classes here at UCSD as a biochemistry major, so I'd say it's at least a somewhat undergraduate-relevant reaction here in the states. It was more of an aside in one of the classes though, so there's that.
by Jason Cheng
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty]
Replies: 14
Views: 16453

Re: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty

The private discussion forum is now up and running! To join, click on "User Control Panel" and then go over to "usergroups" and click "apply to join" for "2015 CALI Discussion". We'll approve you once we've confirmed that you've played or seen the questions already.
by Jason Cheng
Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty]
Replies: 14
Views: 16453

Re: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty

CALI was mirrored at Kenyon College in Ohio yesterday, and from what I've heard, was well-received!

I've PMed the forum administration about setting up a private discussion usergroup, so stay tuned
by Jason Cheng
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 10881

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Specific Question Discussion

For the question on Darwin's finches, I'm really not sure that's the wisest of answer lines. The other team buzzed at the end of tossup and said "finches" and were immediately ruled incorrect, although the question had already said "Galapagos." I have two problems with this: 1) I get that Darwin's f...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 3426

Re: (Missouri Open 2015) Thanks and General Discussion

I don't really have time to give a long treatise right now, but I can give some of my general thoughts here. I've already shared some minor thoughts with Will yesterday, so I'll confine myself to some broad ideas. Overall, I greatly enjoyed the set. Having played it on the same weekend, as Penn Bowl...
by Jason Cheng
Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open @ UCSD (10/25/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: Missouri Open @ UCSD (10/25/2015)

After all those hectic adds and drops over the last two days, the field looks pretty locked in. I'll be sending out a logistics email tonight, see you tomorrow/Sunday!
by Jason Cheng
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall V @ UCSD (11/14/2015) [CALI]
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Re: Triton Fall V @ UCSD (11/14/2015) [CALI]

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers) : Cathedral Catholic (2/0/0) Westview (1/2/0) St. Augustine (1/0/0) Irvine (1/2/0) Torrey Pines (1/2/0) Children's Creative & Performing Arts Academy (1/1/0) North Hollywood (1/0/0) Canyon Crest Academy (3/0/0) Arcadia (1/2/1) La Jolla (2/0/0) Bishop's (1/1/0) Grauer ...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Fall V @ UCSD (11/14/2015) [CALI]
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Triton Fall V @ UCSD (11/14/2015) [CALI]

San Diego Quizbowl is pleased to announce: Triton Fall V at UCSD LOCATION : 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, California, 92093 We are most likely using our usual spot at the Humanities and Social Sciences Building, though we may also use the Center Hall building that two of our tournaments took place in l...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2015 - UC Irvine Mirror (10/24/15)
Replies: 2
Views: 2146

Re: Penn Bowl 2015 - UC Irvine Mirror (10/24/15)

Because of this tournament is the day before Missouri Open at UCSD (SoCal Weekend of Quizbowl :party: ), I may be able to put up a small number of people at my place the night after this tournament so that they won't have to make twice as many long drives in one weekend. PM me if you think you and y...
by Jason Cheng
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open @ UCSD (10/25/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Re: Missouri Open @ UCSD (10/25/2015)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):
UCSD (2/1/6)
Caltech (1/2/0)
Consolidated CSUN/UCLA/UCI (1/1/0)
Rancho La Jolla (1/?/0)
USC (1/0/0)

Total: 6/4/6
by Jason Cheng
Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open @ UCSD (10/25/2015)
Replies: 2
Views: 2395

Missouri Open @ UCSD (10/25/2015)

After much dragging off feet, Quiz Bowl at UCSD is pleased to announce that we are hosting Missouri Open on Sunday, October 25 . This is a regular difficulty tournament in the style of NAQT questions, with open eligibility. For more information about the set, see here . Fee structure : base fee: $12...
by Jason Cheng
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:24 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Electronic Scorekeeping
Replies: 5
Views: 2950

Re: Electronic Scorekeeping

I've used the Irvine High School (thanks Dana!) Google Drive spreadsheets for almost every single one of the tournaments I directed this year (8 or so), and it's been an enormous improvement. The most tedious part is having to make several copies for each room, but that's hardly an issue given the t...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)
Replies: 30
Views: 12157

Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

I'm flattered for the extra points, but I'd like to point out that it was probably Corry that went an amazing 4/2/2 against the Eric-Mik team, not me. The stats have that mixed up, I think. Anyway, thanks for running these events! It was a solid 6 hours of enjoyment, aside from having to wake up ear...
by Jason Cheng
Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 20087

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

It might just my own value judgment, but I do believe that it's valid to say that it's wrong to charge high school teams $240 to play a local quiz bowl tournament without any real reason. If ACF has clearly stated that ACF Fall is written solely for collegiate players, which I think they do in barri...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 20087

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

If the main interest for the ACF Fall is keeping profit margins high, then it would be heavily in that interest to lower the registration price for high school teams. High schools simply aren't used to paying $120 for local tournaments. I say this as someone who's directed a large amount of both hig...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Quizbowl on social media
Replies: 21
Views: 8008

Re: Quizbowl on social media

Being the person who created the SoCal Quiz Bowl Facebook group that has (unintentionally) supplanted the forums as the primary vehicle of Southern California high school quiz bowl discussion, I think I can answer a few questions: Firstly, Corry is basically right about the original intent of the gr...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:47 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 315226

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Be advised that I wrote my questions for that entirely to mess with Charlie and before I ever knew he was going to actually use them somewhere. I promise that they were funny at the time, if unplayable

Also,
Lo, a momentary rabbit-stage wrote:I promise it won't just be a slew of "lol! genitals" questions.
Oops
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying for HS lit in MS
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

Re: Studying for HS lit in MS

Oh yeah, definitely. There are a million different ways to study lit, each with varying levels of effectiveness for different people. I just wanted to touch on a way that didn't start from quiz bowl, in case someone looking to study lit thinks in those terms.
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:42 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying for HS lit in MS
Replies: 10
Views: 5018

Re: Studying for HS lit in MS

I'd like to revisit the idea of approaching literature from a standpoint that doesn't start its flow from quiz bowl, as Raynor pointed out. The idea of using high school reading lists is a great one: in case you want more lists of things to read, here's Arcadia's , which has almost zero(!) spec fic/...
by Jason Cheng
Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty]
Replies: 14
Views: 16453

Re: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty

Some updates: First, we have decided to readjust our set's format in order to provide 15 packets , rather than the original 14 . To do this, we moved some tiebreaker questions around and added one more question to every category that is not literature, history, or science. As a result, each round no...
by Jason Cheng
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Scheduling
Replies: 4
Views: 2986

Re: Southern California (CA) 2015 - 2016 Scheduling

We'll also be maintaining a copy of this schedule with a link to this post on socalquizbowl.org for coaches/teams/captains who don't necessarily peruse these forums This season, we are focusing on running larger and fewer tournaments that provide healthy and myriad opportunities for new and rising t...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty]
Replies: 14
Views: 16453

Re: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty

Mirror Sites: Northern California : California Cup 3 at UC Berkeley (date TBD) Southern California/Southwest : Triton Fall at UC San Diego (date TBD) Ohio : HACK at Kenyon College (October 31, 2015) Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania (November 21, 2015) Kentucky-North Tennessee : WKU Hilltop...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jun 03, 2015 10:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty]
Replies: 14
Views: 16453

CALI Available for 2015-2016 Mirrors [Regular Difficulty]

I am pleased to announce a new high school tournament available for mirrors for the 2015-2016 academic year: C alifornia A cademic L earning I nitiative CALI is a collaboration between several California-based writers: Ankit Aggarwal, Aseem Keyal, and Bruce Lou of UC Berkeley , Corry Wang and Kevin ...
by Jason Cheng
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 53408

Re: 2015 HSNCT discussion

glucose/maltose/equatorial - Equatorial was pretty hard, and I'm not a huge fan of memorizing all the disaccharides Is it? Are there not high school organic chemistry courses where they learn about cyclohexane's chair conformation (asking seriously)? As for the other part, it was originally about s...
by Jason Cheng
Sun May 24, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Pre-Nationals Tournament (5/24/2015) @ UCSD [DII ICT]
Replies: 3
Views: 4689

Re: Triton Pre-Nationals Tournament (5/24/2015) @ UCSD [DII

Final stats through Round 14 here The Physical Impossibility of Negs in the Mind of Someone Buzzing 1st- Arcadia A 2nd- La Jolla A 3rd- Rancho Bernardo 4th- Westview The Unbearable Heaviness of My Teammates 5th- North Hollywood 6th- Arcadia B 7th- Canyon Crest A 8th- Torrey Pines A Monty Python and...
by Jason Cheng
Wed May 20, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 12954

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

We played Two-Headed Monster at practice tonight, and it was definitely a blast, especially when one of us buzzed near the giveaway of a tossup that talked about "she," "slain," and "Tigris and Euphrates," only to have his teammate confusedly answer "Isis." Can confirm that I'll never trust said te...
by Jason Cheng
Wed May 20, 2015 5:51 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Wacky Practice Formats
Replies: 21
Views: 14241

Re: Wacky Practice Formats

We played Two-Headed Monster at practice tonight, and it was definitely a blast, especially when one of us buzzed near the giveaway of a tossup that talked about "she," "slain," and "Tigris and Euphrates," only to have his teammate confusedly answer "Isis." Can confirm that I'll never trust said te...