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by Bensonfan23
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17
Replies: 7
Views: 4581

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17

Sorry for the brief delay, but stats for this tournament are up now. They can be found here! . Apologies for the 2 rounds of lost stats due to laptop issues in room 3. If/when we are able to re-construct those, I will re-upload these stats. For now, each of those two rounds are just marked as a forf...
by Bensonfan23
Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17
Replies: 7
Views: 4581

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17

This tournament happened today! The team of Alston/Yu/Zhuang/Belal went 10-1 to win this tournament in a one-game final over the team of Raje/Manners/Ramapriya/Thompson (9-2). Stats will be up either very late tonight or (more likely) tomorrow afternoon, due to my having some other obligations. Than...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17
Replies: 7
Views: 4581

Re: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17

Now that we're up to six teams for this tournament, I'm going to go ahead and lock the field. Any remaining free agents are welcomed to contact incomplete teams to join them. I will post more information about this tomorrow. For now, if someone from each team could send me an email confirming their ...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Feb 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

Re: Tentative Oxford Open Mirror at William & Mary 4/?/17

As long as it doesn't conflict with ICT or Nats, then expect us to send a team to this as well.
by Bensonfan23
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 24323

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

For the gram negative bacteria bonus (don't remember which packet, sorry), I'm pretty confident that "injectisome" should have been acceptable, or at least promptable, for the part on the Type 3 Secretion System.
by Bensonfan23
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45609

Re: 2017 ICT bids

And I thought 16th was safe...should have gone to Upstate NY! Yeah, who needs teams like Duke, McGill, Berkeley B, Chicago B, Penn, Harvard, Brown, Mizzou, and Princeton at their nationals? Want to split a flight to Colorado next Spring? Edit: Just to be clear, I (and Duke's team) have no ill will ...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45609

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'm sorry, but this qualifying procedure is laughably ridiculous. Under no circumstances should bids be given out this easily to the point that it makes qualifying based on statistics so difficult. If its a field expansion or being more strict on host bids that's necessary, then fine, but there is s...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 45609

Re: 2017 ICT bids

I'm sorry, I don't usually post on here, but there is absolutely no way whatsoever that we should not be in the field for D1. Our D-value was 13th, if those stats don't make it into the field something is fundamentally broken.
by Bensonfan23
Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 16627

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

I assume some kind of mistake was made with Duke not receiving a D1 invitation? Considering our D-value was 13th best overall, an answer to this would be greatly appreciated. Edit: I'm now aware of what's happened with the bids, and realize that at least we're now in the field. An official response ...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17
Replies: 7
Views: 4581

Eisenhower Memorial Skype Tournament 3/18/17

This is the announcement for the official Skype mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament, which will take place on March 18th, 2017. This is a regular-minus tournament in line with past iterations of MUT. Full details about the set can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.ph...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6443

Re: Midseason Poll

P/G on the WAO sheet is actually G/N, right? Yeah, this is correct now. Thanks for doing this, but you seem to have missed the Canadian WAO mirror where a full Toronto A and a shorthanded McGill A attended. No problem! Glad to hear people are finding them helpful/interesting. I don't think the stat...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6443

Re: Midseason Poll

Jumping on the EFT stats bandwagon, it looks like EFT at WUSTL and Youngstown state are not yet included.
Added these too. Eventually we'll run out of EFT mirrors for me to have missed!
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6443

Re: Midseason Poll

It seems that you missed the NYU mirror of EFT: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3929.
Also the UK mirror of EFT: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ete_stats/
Just added both of these, sorry about that!
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6443

Re: Midseason Poll

It seems that you missed the NYU mirror of EFT: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3929.
Ugh, no idea how I missed that entire site. I'll try to add those stats in later this evening. Thanks for pointing that out!
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason Poll
Replies: 13
Views: 6443

Re: Midseason Poll

Since no one else has posted something similar in this thread yet, I thought I would go ahead and share the stats-tracking sheet that I've been keeping throughout the season. It's not the most thorough, but it should still be helpful, and its updated through this past weekend's WAO mirrors. I'll try...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 43075

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

The only way to remedy this problem is get collaboration between schools which would require better communication through, for example, a "collaborators wanted" thread. There are also a lot of great writers out there who haven't been "discovered" yet so to speak. If you get a few experienced editor...
by Bensonfan23
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Duke (October 29th, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2089

Re: Penn Bowl at Duke (October 29th, 2016)

This tournament didn't end up happening as a true tournament, but our A and B teams still had a blast playing against each other on this set today. Duke A played against Duke B for the first 8 packets, and then several other rounds were played as mixed teams to keep things interesting. Stats for tho...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Duke (October 29th, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2089

Re: Penn Bowl at Duke (October 29th, 2016)

This tournament has been cancelled due to conflicts and a general lack of interest from teams in the area. I apologize if this inconveniences anybody.
by Bensonfan23
Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)

Complete stats for this tournament can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3807/

Sorry for the brief delay with these!
by Bensonfan23
Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)

This tournament happened today! Despite there being a hurricane, this tournament still had a 21 team field, and I would say went very well. UVA-A won this tournament outright going 10-0. Georgia A and Duke's house team both finished 8-2. The other teams in the top bracket were UVA-B, Clemson, and Vi...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)

I'm closing the field for this tournament at the 21 teams listed above. Team contacts, I will send out a logistics email either late tonight or early tomorrow morning. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in Durham this weekend!
by Bensonfan23
Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Duke (October 29th, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 2089

Penn Bowl at Duke (October 29th, 2016)

Duke University’s Quiz Bowl team is excited to announce that it will be hosting a Penn Bowl mirror on October 29, 2016. Location and Time: This tournament will be held in the Social Sciences Building on Duke University’s West Campus. The opening meeting will be at 8:30 and rounds will start as close...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia Fall Kickoff at UC (9/24/16)
Replies: 0
Views: 900

West Virginia Fall Kickoff at UC (9/24/16)

This tournament happened at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia on Saturday (9/24/16). 26 teams in total were in attendance and Dunbar A (Kentucky) won the tournament. Dunbar C (Ky) was the runner-up. The rest of the top bracket were Dunbar B (Ky), Parkersburg A (Wv), George Wa...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running a Tournament/Practice Using Skype
Replies: 6
Views: 3247

Re: Running a Tournament/Practice Using Skype

So my questions are these: first, how do I Skype in people from more than one different location? Second, do folks just yell "buzz" or is there some way to signal electronically? And is Skype the best option, or are there other interactive systems I should consider? I'm fairly certain that all need...
by Bensonfan23
Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)

A few quick updates about this tournament. First, I got permission to expand our field cap to 24 team, and this is now a hard cap. Also, our field is now over half-full, so get your registrations in if you're interested!
by Bensonfan23
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 13907

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

Duke's entire team is back yet again this year (John, Gabe, and I). We also add some talented freshmen, one of whom will end up being our fourth scorer (undecided for now). Also to speak for UNC's team, since they lost several players, as far as I know they lose their entire A team, except for Zihan...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

Re: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Moderator(s)):

Duke (House Teams): 1/0/0
Virginia Tech: 4/2/0
Georgia: 3/1/0
Liberty: 2/2/0
Wake Forest: 2/1/1
Collins Hill (High School): 1/1/0
South Carolina: 2/2/2
Virginia: 4/6/0
Clemson: 1/1/0
VCU: 1/6/1
Total Teams: 21/24

Updated 10/1/16.
by Bensonfan23
Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)
Replies: 5
Views: 3793

EFT at Duke (October 8, 2016)

Duke University’s Quiz Bowl team is excited to announce that it will be hosting a mirror of the 2016 Early Fall Tournament (2016 EFT) set on October 8, 2016. I will be the tournament director for this tournament. Location and Time: This tournament will be held in the Social Sciences Building on Duke...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)
Replies: 131
Views: 60895

Re: Chicago Open Trash 2016 (July 24, 2016)

Now that I know my team's definitely going to CO, I'll gladly volunteer to staff this if needed/wanted.
by Bensonfan23
Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Summer Skype Practices
Replies: 16
Views: 5660

Re: Summer Skype Practices

I'm interested in this too.
by Bensonfan23
Thu Mar 31, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER
Replies: 81
Views: 36249

Re: AVOGADRO'S NUMBER

I definitely want to play this! Please add me to the free agent list as well.
by Bensonfan23
Sun Jan 17, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK at University of South Carolina 1/16/16
Replies: 5
Views: 4236

Re: MLK at University of South Carolina 1/16/16

could they be missing a game against Duke?
No, we only played UNC B once. It looks like their missing game might be against USC A, based on how the afternoon brackets were done. The game we seem to be missing is our third game against UGA A (the finals play-in game).
by Bensonfan23
Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 35873

Re: Preseason Poll

Since our team wasn't on last year's poll, but may fit in this one, I'll go ahead and share Duke's roster. John Stathis and I will both be back from last year's team, and freshman Gabe Guedes will be joining our team this year. Our fourth will likely be either Adil from our SCT team or Shaunak from ...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 CO Visual Arts
Replies: 131
Views: 58777

Re: 2015 CO Visual Arts

Is there any chance there could be an online mirror of this tournament for those of us who didn't go to CO?
I second this suggestion.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Maryland Summer Practices
Replies: 11
Views: 6303

Re: Maryland Summer Practices

Is this happening today?
by Bensonfan23
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT)
Replies: 65
Views: 39041

Re: Feynman's BONGOS: A Side Event (for PACE and maybe HSNCT

Will, I can offer one of Duke's buzzer sets for this at PACE. I'd also be fine staffing this if that is needed/wanted.
by Bensonfan23
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/2015)
Replies: 75
Views: 38088

Re: Announcement: Oxford Open North America Online (03/01/20

I realize this is pretty late in the week, but I don't check these forums very often, and I just saw this post. If there are any teams left that aren't full, send me a message, I'm interested in playing this. Thanks.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7
Replies: 40
Views: 21273

Re: 2015 NAQT SCT: February 7

To jump in late on the Mid-Atlantic site issue, has there been any update on that site potential being moved to UVA or elsewhere? Speaking for Duke's team, since I've seen other NC teams post here as well, choosing a site closer to North Carolina would be very helpful in deciding whether or not we c...
by Bensonfan23
Sat Oct 11, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 4752

Re: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)

My apologies for never posting anything about this tournament. As David said though, Northmont finished in 1st and Dunbar A finished in second. The order for the rest of the top bracket was Dunbar B, Tippecanoe, Russell A, and Russell B. Full statistics can be found here.
by Bensonfan23
Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 4752

Re: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff

Just a reminder that the registration deadline for this tournament is this Friday. From what I'm told, several more teams are expected to register this week, so any teams interested should go ahead and sign up.
by Bensonfan23
Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 4752

Re: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff

The registration link for this tournament is now live, very sorry for the delay. To register, please go to: http://ucwv.edu/quizbowl/
by Bensonfan23
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 4752

Re: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff

Current Field: 21/30 (As of 9/24/2014)
Dunbar A, B, C (KY)
Northmont A (OH)
Russell A, B, C, D (KY)
Saint Albans A, B (WV)
South Charleston A (WV)
Lewis County A (WV)
Tippecanoe A (OH)
George Washington A (WV)
Charleston Catholic A, B (WV)
Capital A, B (WV)
Nitro A (WV)
Cameron A (WV)
Ripley A (WV)
by Bensonfan23
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 4752

University of Charleston Fall Kickoff (9/27/14)

The University of Charleston in Charleston, WV, is proud to announce that it will be holding the Second Annual UCWV Fall Kickoff Tournament on September 27, 2014. Last year’s tournament was a large success and we hope to build upon that success this year. The tournament director for this tournament ...
by Bensonfan23
Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats
Replies: 24
Views: 9942

Re: 2014 HSNCT conversion stats

Could I see the conversion stats on continental drift, emulsions, Central African Republic, and "Bones" (the tv show character) please? Thanks.
by Bensonfan23
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia 2013-14
Replies: 16
Views: 8309

Re: West Virginia 2013-14

Thanks, Tom! I'm actually working on writing up something to give to the Charleston newspapers right now, so hopefully that will help spread the word locally about our finishes at all three nationals (particularly HSNCT and NHBB). As for the state website, I'm not exactly sure who is running that an...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 66557

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

GW happened to have a bye that round, but we watched the exact same issue come up on the tornado bonus. I don't remember which team it was, but F5 was answered and almost everyone watching was fairly confused as to why it wasn't accepted or at least prompted. Also, did anyone else think that the "Go...
by Bensonfan23
Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:15 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 45862

Re: All-time all-state teams

West Virginia is easy to start with Nick Brumfield from Parkersburg a couple of years ago and Ryan Humphrey from George Washington this year. After that, the debate is Jess McDaniel (this year's GW's 2nd scorer) and assorted players from a long time ago who I've mostly forgotten. I suppose Weston P...
by Bensonfan23
Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14
Replies: 45
Views: 18211

Re: Where Will You Be Going To College Next Year? 2013-14

I'll join in on this thread. I will be going to Duke University next fall, and I would be happy to keep playing quiz bowl. If anyone here could share the contact information for any of Duke's current members, I would definitely appreciate it.
by Bensonfan23
Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia 2013-14
Replies: 16
Views: 8309

Re: West Virginia 2013-14

With Ripley’s tournament this past weekend, West Virginia finally had its first in-state quiz bowl tournament of 2014. The morning-round format was 10 tossups without bonus, a worksheet, and ten tossups with bonus. The afternoon rounds dropped the worksheet and switched the format to 20/20. As for t...
by Bensonfan23
Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: West Virginia High School Tournaments for rest of 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: West Virginia High School Tournaments for rest of 2014

Thanks for posting these here Fred, it would definitely be nice to see some new teams compete in Wv. If anyone is curious, Gw A will be going to Ripley, Bridgeport, and States, but only our B team will be at Phillip Barbour and Ravenswood. Also, Tom, I don’t know about Bridgeport’s format yet, but R...