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by Bensonfan23
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 270

LIT Discord Mirror (03/08/2020)

I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the online open Discord mirror of Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT 2020) on Sunday, March 8th, 2020. We are going to have an initial soft cap of 8 teams for this mirror, which may expand based on interest and staff. Schedule The tournament will ...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 2143

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

My thoughts: 1. I don't believe any NAQT college tournament needs to be timed. SCT doesn't use the timer and ICT, which attracts excellent staffers and logistics people, doesn't need to use the clock. 2. Because of that, I would be fine with NAQT's college tournaments adopting 5/5/5 (well, I don't ...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 925

Re: NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)

This tournament happened yesterday! Thanks so much to the all staffers who helped this tournament make it through 12 rounds in D1 and 14(!) rounds in D2 all before 6pm, especially to Nathaniel Woodward and Rachel Thibo for volunteering to help staff as guests. In Division One, Texas A went 11-1 to w...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 LIT at UT Austin (03/14/2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 169

2020 LIT at UT Austin (03/14/2020)

I am pleased to announce that main site of Longhorn Invitation Tournament (LIT 2020) will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, March 14th, 2020. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Question set: This tou...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 4445

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

Another brief update on LIT's progress, the set is just under 90% completed at this point and will definitely be ready by the first mirror dates. We've currently confirmed mirror locations in most of the major US regions, though some of the exact dates are still waiting on room reservations to be co...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 66
Views: 5379

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals: Specific Questions and Errata

The science in this set was my favorite of the regionals I've played ('18, '19, '20). To add to the discussion about bait, my one gripe is with the "protein" question in packet E (Central Florida A et. al.) I buzzed and answered "protease" when I heard "MEROPS" (I did not get a chance to hear the b...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "Should have been prompted" replacement policy
Replies: 10
Views: 1929

Re: "Should have been prompted" replacement policy

Thanks for making this post, Mike! I’ve actually had the idea for a post based on this specific protest issue for a while since my teams have been on the negative end of this unbalanced policy at three times since last ACF Nationals alone. To put it bluntly, I agree that this current protest resolut...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Dec 22, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)
Replies: 1
Views: 925

NAQT SCT at UT Austin (2/8/2020)

I am pleased to announce that UT Austin will host the South site of the 2020 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament on Saturday, February 8, 2020. I will be the tournament director for this tournament, any questions can be directed to me at [email protected].com. Location: This tournament will ...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 4445

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

A few updates on this set's progress, LIT is now over 70% completion and is quickly approaching 80%. We've also added Jack Mehr onto the editing team as a guest editor for literature. The main post has been updated with our first mirror requests. Teams interested in mirroring LIT from regions withou...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2020 WORKSHOP at UT Austin (02/29/2020)
Replies: 0
Views: 595

2020 WORKSHOP at UT Austin (02/29/2020)

I am pleased to announce that the Texas site of 2020 WORKSHOP will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, February 29th 2020. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Question set: This tournament will be playe...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5097

Re: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

This tournament happened today! Thanks to everyone who attended and to Jason, Graham, and Ryan for serving as moderators. Texas A went 10-0 to win the tournament without needing a final, Texas B+ finished in 2nd at 7-3, Ignation Nation finished in 3rd place, and the aptly-named "Fourth Place" finish...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5097

Re: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

One important last minute change, because of a late update from UT's room reservation department, this tournament will take place in Parlin Hall instead of Mezes Hall as originally announced. Opening meeting will be in Parlin Hall 302. All team contacts got an email reflecting this change. See every...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5097

Re: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

Hi everyone, this tournament will be happening this weekend. The field is now closed at 6 teams and a logistics email was sent out to all team contacts and free agents (who've been assigned). See everyone in Austin on Saturday!
by Bensonfan23
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020
Replies: 31
Views: 13574

Re: ACF Regionals Global Announcement: January 25, 2020

One small thing that I noticed while attempting to sign up teams for Texas, the form incorrectly lists UT Austin as the South Central host. Rice is hosting for our region, not UT.
by Bensonfan23
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall at UT Austin (11/02/2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 2317

Re: ACF Fall at UT Austin (11/02/2019)

This tournament happened! Thanks to everyone who volunteered to staff for helping this tournament run so smoothly, and thanks to every team that attended for making the tournament so enjoyable! Final stats with brackets and classifications can be found here. The overall winners of ACF Fall 2019 at U...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 5097

Fall Open at UT Austin (November 16th, 2019)

I am pleased to announce that the Texas site of Fall Open 2019 will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Question set: This tournament will be pla...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/19/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 2296

Re: Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/19/19)

This tournament happened, and Texas went 9-0 to clear the field with Texas B finishing in second! Thanks to everyone who helped this tournament happen, especially North Texas for signing up last minute to allow the tournament to happen at all, and to Nathaniel and Vik for volunteering as moderators....
by Bensonfan23
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 4445

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

A brief update on this set's progress, which is coming along nicely. LIT is just under half completion at this point, and I have no doubts that the set will be ready by the originally announced date. I'd like to emphasize a few key points that we're trying to accomplish with this set. First, every t...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/19/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 2296

Penn Bowl at UT Austin (10/19/19)

I am pleased to announce that the South/Texas site of Penn Bowl 2019 will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Please direct any questions about this site to me at [email protected].com. Location The tournament will take pl...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall at UT Austin (11/02/2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 2317

ACF Fall at UT Austin (11/02/2019)

I am pleased to announce that the South Central site of 2019 ACF Fall will be held at UT Austin on Saturday, November 2, 2019. The tournament will take place in Mezes Hall, with team check-in beginning at 8 in Mezes 1.102 and gameplay beginning at 9. I will be the tournament director for this tourna...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll 2019-2020
Replies: 26
Views: 13140

Re: Preseason Poll 2019-2020

Texas brings back our A team from last year and adds a good number of incoming freshmen and grad students (a few more than there are spots on the spreadsheet, which is mainly why I'm posting this). Texas B also wasn't ranked last year, but I'd argue that they should be considered this year. Incoming...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Ad Hoc Texas Side Event Weekend (8/10/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Re: Ad Hoc Texas Side Event Weekend (8/10/19)

This tournament happened yesterday, thanks to everyone who has able to be there, and I hope everyone had a great time! After 9 rounds, our SuperAcronym champion was "Here Come the Pretzels" (Flowers, Escandell, Ugolini, Fritz), and the runners-up were "waging a senseless vendetta against America's t...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Ad Hoc Texas Side Event Weekend (8/10/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Re: Ad Hoc Texas Side Event Weekend (8/10/19)

A few quick updates on this. 1. Based on the amount of interest indicated so far, this event will definitely be happening this Saturday! 2. Our rooms have also been confirmed in Mezes Hall. Opening meeting will be from 8-8:30, with games starting promptly at 8:30 to get through as many rounds as pos...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Ad Hoc Texas Side Event Weekend (8/10/19)
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Ad Hoc Texas Side Event Weekend (8/10/19)

After some discussion with members of UT Austin's club, we decided that there was enough interest in the area for a small side-event tournament to take place on August 10th, at UT Austin. Location This event will take place in MEZES Hall. Registration will be from 8am to 8:30 on the 10th, with games...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)
Replies: 3
Views: 4445

Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT, Spring 2020)

I'm excited to announce the 2020 iteration of Longhorn Invitational Tournament (LIT), a medium-difficulty set that will be available for mirrors beginning in March 2020! This tournament will be written by the current members of UT Austin’s Quizbowl team, with some assistance from outside subject edi...
by Bensonfan23
Thu May 30, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: UT Austin Summer Practices
Replies: 0
Views: 3382

UT Austin Summer Practices

This is announcement that UT Austin will be having weekly summer practices starting next Wednesday (6/5/19) in the NMS building (at the corner of Dean Keaton and Speedway) in room 3.106. These practices will be open to anyone in the Austin area and will run from 6 to 8 or 8:30. The doors to the buil...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2019
Replies: 92
Views: 35745

Re: Player Poll 2019

In the spirit of posting about your teammates, I will post about mine, past and present, since no one played Texas, Duke, or UNC much outside of Nats/ICT this year. Jas Singh is already the best history player I've ever played next to, and that's in no way a slight to any of my old teammates. Jas' c...
by Bensonfan23
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Rice (2/9/19)
Replies: 1
Views: 1396

Re: NAQT SCT at Rice (2/9/19)

Thanks to Rice's club for hosting this tournament! This event was well-run and finished at a reasonable time in the evening, I hope Rice's club continues to host more tournaments.
by Bensonfan23
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at UT Austin (January 26, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 4020

Re: ACF Regionals 2019 at UT Austin (January 26, 2019)

Thanks to everyone that attended this tournament! Texas A ran the field to finish 10-0 and win the overall title without a final. Rice A was the undergraduate champion. Texas A&M B finished 2nd in undergraduate and won the division 2 title after a one game final with UNT. North Texas finished runner...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2019 at UT Austin (January 26, 2019)
Replies: 1
Views: 4020

ACF Regionals 2019 at UT Austin (January 26, 2019)

I am excited to announce that UT Austin will be hosting ACF Regionals on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Question Set: This tournament is a mirror of the 2019 ACF Regionals set, a regular difficulty college set. More information about the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 19021

Re: HSQBRank 2018-19: Is Happening

LASA A played Penn Bowl at the Texas mirror (http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/53 ... ete_stats/). Taylor and Strake Jesuit played Sun God at the UT Austin mirror (http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/53 ... /combined/
by Bensonfan23
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Is Festivus happening?
Replies: 11
Views: 5112

Re: Is Festivus happening?

If this ends up happening, I have a sports in media packet (sports in tv, movies, and videogames) that's roughly 25-30 tossups that I can read. If it doesn't happen, I'll still read this in discord at some point.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9
Replies: 27
Views: 15702

Re: 2019 NAQT SCT: February 9 - registration open

Could we get some confirmation of exactly which regions are still to be determined that you expect to have sites? I assume Texas is one of them, considering that the closest site to us right now is more than a 12 hour drive away, but some confirmation would be appreciated for planning.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ UT Austin (12/01/2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 4759

Re: Sun God Invitational @ UT Austin (12/01/2018)

This tournament happened yesterday, thanks to all teams that showed up. UT-A went 9-0 to finish first, Taylor went 6-3 to finish second. William Golden was the top individual scorer.

Full stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/53 ... /combined/
by Bensonfan23
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun God Invitational @ UT Austin (12/01/2018)
Replies: 1
Views: 4759

Sun God Invitational @ UT Austin (12/01/2018)

I am excited to announce that UT Austin will be hosting a mirror of Sun God Invitational on Saturday, December 1st, 2018. Note: This is a date change from the original announcement to not conflict with the Texas EFT mirror. Question Set: This tournament is a mirror of the 2018 Sun God Invitational s...
by Bensonfan23
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Penn Bowl Mirror - LASA
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Re: Texas Penn Bowl Mirror - LASA

This tournament happened! Thanks for LASA for hosting and to Penn for writing an enjoyable set.
Stats can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/53 ... ete_stats/
by Bensonfan23
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Penn Bowl Mirror - LASA
Replies: 1
Views: 1178

Texas Penn Bowl Mirror - LASA

The Texas mirror of Penn Bowl will take place at LASA in Austin, Texas on October 20. NOTE: The original Texas mirror for this tournament was cancelled due to a lack of interest/sign-ups, so this tournament is now being held at LASA as an informal tournament between teams from UT Austin and LASA. Re...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019
Replies: 11
Views: 4086

Re: New Google Sheet for a Collegiate Contact List: 2018/2019

I think it would be a good idea to have an annual top-down project in which we go through every school on the list and verify that the contact info is current and actually works. Plenty of people forget to update the old list when they leave their club, I've been burned by outdated contact info in ...
by Bensonfan23
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason poll 2018–19
Replies: 25
Views: 14508

Re: Preseason poll 2018–19

For what its worth, next year UT Austin's team will be gaining myself, Jaskaran Singh from Plano West, Ashwath Seetharaman from Taylor, and Graham Stockton from LASA, among other freshmen. As it stands now, I believe all of those listed intend to keep playing. Its obviously hard to say if that team'...
by Bensonfan23
Sun May 20, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck
Replies: 11
Views: 7482

Re: Chicago Open Matchmaking...for Those that Suck

After a change of plans, it turns out I can be at CO this year after all. So, if any partially-formed teams need a science player (mainly bio/chem) who can also get the occasional visual art or thought question, let me know. I'll gladly help write whatever's left for the packet as well.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 14883

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Sorry if any of these comments have already been addressed up thread, but here are some comments on various, predominantly science questions that stood out while playing this set. The bonus part on the TERT gene should accept "hTERT" as an alternate answer. This was a protest that very nearly matter...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: SMT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Thanks to the writers and editors for producing a great set that I had a blast playing! I'd say this set is a great example of what a regular-minus set should be, and if the difficulty the editors were aiming for was "past MUT's", then I'd say this was pretty spot on. To echo a few other comments, i...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)
Replies: 27
Views: 16931

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2018)

I will be starting a PhD program for Cell & Development Biology at UT Austin in the fall. I definitely plan on continuing to play while at UT, and I hope to continue writing and editing as well. I look forward to getting to know a new circuit in Texas and the southeast in the fall.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: CMST: Specific question discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 11746

Re: CMST: Specific question discussion

8. A film from this decade includes a scene in which two strangers fight a duel in a gymnasium, but instead of showing the outcome, the camera pulls out of the building to focus on snow falling on the roof. In that film, a character is captured while relaxing in a Turkish bath after a training exer...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ICT field expansion discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Re: ICT field expansion discussion

Agreed, this is great to see. Hopefully the field is able to continue to expand to match the demand in future years. Between the D-value modifications and this field expansion, its nice that community feedback from the ICT bid debacle last year was ackowledged and acted on so quickly.
by Bensonfan23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 8828

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (11/18/2017; Richmond, VA)

I'm kind of surprised that this tournament doesn't have more sign-ups. Yeah, I genuinely wasn't expecting us to be the only team in the field when I asked for a field update. Mid-Atlantic teams should definitely sign-up for this! Especially considering its the only non-ACF/NAQT regular difficulty s...
by Bensonfan23
Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (02/17/2018; Richmond, VA)
Replies: 23
Views: 8828

Re: WAO II & Delta Burke @ VCU (11/18/2017; Richmond, VA)

Sit Room Guy wrote:Could we please get a field update on this? We're trying to figure out which team owes what for WAO II.
With this tournament just over a week away, I'd also like to see a field update for this if possible.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at North Carolina (October 28)
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: Penn Bowl at North Carolina (October 28)

This tournament happened over the weekend. Duke A ran the field (10-0) to win, UNC Law finished in second (7-3). Complete stats can be found: Here
Thanks again to UNC for hosting this!
by Bensonfan23
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at North Carolina (October 28)
Replies: 4
Views: 2099

Re: Penn Bowl at North Carolina (November 18)

Very glad to see a Carolina's mirror of this set happening, and UNC's team hosting tournaments again! Just a quick notice though, November 18th is the same date as VCU's WAO-II & Delta Burke mirror. If its still possible to move the date for this up to November 11th or October 21st/28th, you would l...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UMD Fall at Duke University (Sep 30, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: UMD Fall at Duke University (Sep 30, 2017)

This tournament happened yesterday! After nine rounds of prelims and playoffs, the tournament ended with an exciting two-game final in which Guilford A overcame a disadvantage to defeat East Chapel Hill B in back-to-back games (both coming down to tossup 20!) to win Duke's mirror of Maryland Fall 20...