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by Saltasassi
Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4839

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

A few teams have dropped/been reformed as of this morning. The field now reflects these changes.
by Saltasassi
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4839

Re: EFT at Stanford, 10/15

We have reached 10 teams for this tournament, so unless there's a sudden influx of 2 more teams, we will be closing the field.
by Saltasassi
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29
Replies: 1
Views: 1956

Penn Bowl at Stanford, 10/29

Stanford will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the 2016 iteration of Penn Bowl. You can register by posting in this thread or emailing me ([email protected].edu), and you can also contact me with any other questions you may have about this tournament. If you'd like to learn more about the...
by Saltasassi
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Stanford, 10/15
Replies: 7
Views: 4839

EFT at Stanford, 10/15

Stanford University will be hosting the Northern California mirror of EFT on October 15, 2016. You can register by posting in this thread or sending me an email ([email protected].edu). You're also free to send me any questions you might have about the tournament. For general information about EFT, y...
by Saltasassi
Mon May 30, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 40366

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

As I type this, I am in my tenth hour of sitting in the Dallas Love Field airport, which made me think of this thread. I was supposed to fly back to school after HSNCT at 8 pm on Sunday. There was lightning around the Dallas area, so a lot of flights were being delayed by an hour or two, including m...
by Saltasassi
Sun May 01, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 13066

Re: Specific question discussion

I'm not qualified to comment on most things, but in the effort to voice more of our positive reactions to questions sets, I just wanted to say how excited I was about the lead-in to the Beethoven 5 tossup. I've had to read Hoffmann's review in both of the music history classes I've taken this year, ...
by Saltasassi
Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 11020

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

The Handel/Harmonious Blacksmith/courante bonus was on me. From what I've been able to find, the courante in French courts the 17th century was a very slow dance, but courantes of other places/eras are definitely quicker. In hindsight, I definitely should have more specific with what I was describin...
by Saltasassi
Sun Jun 07, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications
Replies: 17
Views: 11330

Re: History Bowl/Quizbowl on College Applications

Quizbowl was a pretty sizable part of my apps, for sure. Under the Awards/Honors stuff, I listed my most easily-digestible quizbowl awards (e.g. All-State or anything with a nice title to it). My Common App essay was all about quizbowl, but specifically how I got my school's team to switch from play...
by Saltasassi
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15
Replies: 39
Views: 22110

Re: Where Are You Going To College Next Year? 2014-15

I'm going to Stanford and hope to play quizbowl there.
by Saltasassi
Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 66780

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

May I see the tossup on etudes? I buzzed in at some point with "piano etudes" and was eventually ruled incorrect. I don't remember all the clues that I heard, but from what I do remember, the Ligeti and Chopin things mentioned at that point were all for piano. The clue about Gradus ad Parnassum that...
by Saltasassi
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DONTQUIT at Stevenson (IL): MUT mirror on April 5
Replies: 13
Views: 6356

Re: DONTQUIT at Stevenson (IL): MUT mirror on April 5

Thanks to Stevenson for hosting and to Jonah for running this. Despite a few mishaps that happened before the start of the first match, it was overall a pretty well-run tournament.
by Saltasassi
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 68550

Re: Illinois '13-'14

Auburn will be the clear favorite to win, with teams like Latin, Fremd, Bloomington, and Springfield duking it out for second place.
As of right now, Fremd will not be attending ATROPHY.
by Saltasassi
Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014
Replies: 27
Views: 7273

Re: Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl 2014

Fremd Sectional Results:

1. Fremd
2. Fenton
3. Evanston
4. Loyola

Congrats to all teams who played today! Our final match against Fenton was extremely close. Hats off to them for such a good game!
by Saltasassi
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 68550

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It looks like Masonic Sectional assignments are up!

http://www.masonicbowl.org/index.html#

Good luck to everyone in a few weeks!
by Saltasassi
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 68550

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It’s hard to follow up comments from the esteemed Morgan Venkus, so instead I’ll talk about teams he did not mention (and thus technically ranked below Loyola, which probably isn't what he meant to do.) Wheaton North has pretty consistently been in the top half of the field at most of the major tour...
by Saltasassi
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '13-'14
Replies: 143
Views: 68550

Re: Illinois '13-'14

It's been at least a month since we've had any sort of discussion, but there have been several tournaments since then, which means that we've had a lot of results to look at. It seems that prior to the start of the tournament season, IMSA A was considered a heavy favorite for the top team in Illinoi...