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by Peter13
Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 19523

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

I'm back for another year of Peter's Predictions. Let's get started: 48. RIT - Expect Adam Swift to lead his team with points...since he's the only one playing. Maybe in the quizbowl world, it stands for 'Respect this Individual Team'. 47. Carleton University - Carleton will win this tournament hand...
by Peter13
Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank All-World Teams
Replies: 38
Views: 30110

Re: HSQBRank All-World Teams

Can you make some sort of shortlist with names derived from stats. I feel that I might forget a player not found in the top 10 or so teams, but has a much larger contribution.
by Peter13
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions
Replies: 29
Views: 10336

Re: ICT Predictions

Some prop bets on my own: At the tournament, a player has negative PP20TH. (1-1) Chris Ray or Jordan Palmer do not have the most negs (2-1) Someone negs on the first word of a tossup (2-1) A team not in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest or the West Coast make the top bracket (2-1) Matt Bollinger ...
by Peter13
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Obscenity - March 7, 2015 @ McMaster
Replies: 17
Views: 6913

Re: History Obscenity - March 7, 2015 @ McMaster

Thanks for everyone for coming out. The final cumulative scores were as follows:

Adam 45, Erik 35, Peter 90, Paul 105, and Eric 180.
by Peter13
Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 10309

Re: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015

I would like to thank all the teams for coming out today and hope you all had fun playing MacVanity. I think there was something there for every kind of quizbowler. 'Nicholas Cage' beat '[team name excised]' in the final. Aayush was the top scorer over the course of the tournament with 55 points per...
by Peter13
Sun Feb 22, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: McMaster Invitational, Feb. 21, 2015 @ McMaster
Replies: 8
Views: 4353

Re: McMaster Invitational, Feb. 21, 2015 @ McMaster

Waterloo Collegiate A cleared the field with an 8-0 record. Gavin Gao was the highest scorer with an impressive 109.38 points per game, followed by Jacky Li and Daniel Majik. I would like to thank everyone for coming out to play and hope budding teams can come out to more quizbowl events. Stats can ...
by Peter13
Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)
Replies: 15
Views: 6400

Re: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)

I just want to thank Aayush and all the members of Waterloo who moderated the tournament or kept the score. While the tournament questions may have been a little capricious with the quality and difficulty, the staff were always excellent and made this tournament entertaining. I also want to thank Jo...
by Peter13
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6828

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

I just would like to thank all the staffers for coming out for a great tournament. I also like to thank the teams for all the fun and competitive games we had (and Cottage Bowl Part II had some great memories of its own). But most of all my gratitude goes to Ming-Ho for TDing his first tournament, w...
by Peter13
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Eastern Canada at uOttawa (November 8, 2014)
Replies: 8
Views: 5583

Re: ACF Fall Eastern Canada at uOttawa (November 8, 2014)

I just would like to thank Dennis Beeby and everyone else involved at the University of Ottawa for preparing such a good, thorough tournament. The tournament went relatively smoothly and all the moderators and scorekeepers were great. I would also like to thank the diverse range of teams who were wo...
by Peter13
Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB
Replies: 14
Views: 20956

Re: Volunteers needed: Entering tournaments on the DB

Given my non-committal nature, this seems to be something easier and less time-consuming that I could help out with if need be.
by Peter13
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS @ uWaterloo (September 27th)
Replies: 9
Views: 3466

Re: ICCS @ uWaterloo (September 27th)

I would like to thank Aayush, Aaron, Ming-Ho, Leslie, Jay, and all the others involved in making this tournament a great success. While I was a little disappointed with the results of my team, especially compared to our bonus conversion, it shows where we have to improve as a team. The other teams w...
by Peter13
Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th August)
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th Augus

I would like to thank everyone who helped come out and play this tournament. I would like to thank all the staffers, and especially would like to thank Aaron for helping solve the great dilemma about how the organization of the tournament would go. It was fun and enjoyable, though I cannot say it pl...
by Peter13
Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th August)
Replies: 15
Views: 6191

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th Augus

I may come to just help out or watch on Saturday and play on Sunday. I feel the level of tournament is more akin to my level. Still figuring out who will be on my team.
by Peter13
Fri Jul 25, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18977

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

As always, I am interested, either to play or help out. On a side note, what is the expected difficulty?
by Peter13
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Specific question discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 6757

Re: Specific question discussion

For the Philippines question, wasn't it the father, not the grandfather that was assassinated in 1983?
by Peter13
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5910

Re: Tiers of players?

All joking aside, I will try to give my answer to Will's remark about different categories. While I agree a hierarchy is hard to come by, I certainly see how overall ability, even if completely different specialties (or none in particular) can be compared. But is it arbitrary to just randomly pick a...
by Peter13
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Tiers of players?
Replies: 15
Views: 5910

Tiers of players?

With the Chicago Open coming up, I was wondering about the quality of depth of players. One thing that has weighed on my mind is the thought of tiers of players. I always thought that players are a continuum, and that there are a vast amount of subjects that players know, so it would be hard compari...
by Peter13
Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

As an aside, I am surprised to see the that Jay"s team didn't have the hardest tossups. Also, I am interested to see that my packet wasn't the easiest in any category, and that B2ER had less than 10 points per bonus cycle.
by Peter13
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

I would like to thank everyone involved at the Ontario site for a fun and esoteric summer tournament that I really enjoyed. I feel like everything was very well done and ran on a pretty tight-ship as guerrilla tournaments go, but that did not take away from its charm. My only regret was to make the ...
by Peter13
Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 10638

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

I just like to thank everyone who came out to this event. I especially want to thank Huma, Christine, Aaron, JJ, and Faith for their excellent moderating. It was a truly fun and wonderful experience. The events were generally very well organized, and the decision on what packets to play were well th...
by Peter13
Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 10638

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

I don't know where to place this, but I was wondering if I would still be able to help out. Thanks again.
by Peter13
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll
Replies: 7
Views: 5275

Re: 2014 HS Post-Nationals Poll

Did you get my rankings?

EDIT: Apparently, you have received them. Thanks for telling me.
by Peter13
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 44927

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

I may be able to offer some services in this, though it may be just as a scorekeeper or stat organizer. Hoping to add to my quiz-credibility.
by Peter13
Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 10638

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Could I offer my services to help staff the tournament?
by Peter13
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: British High School Quiz Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 4743

Re: British High School Quiz Bowl

As a regular watcher of University Challenge, I will not say that it is amazing quizbowl, but the format and variance of questions follow the general format we associate with good quizbowl. The questions are in a quasi-pyramidal format, but from what I have seen, barring a few examples, the best tea...
by Peter13
Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

I am sad to see that my name has not been added to the list. I have recently finished my packet, and now I am just in the reviewing stage to make sure it is up to quality standards. So how will that work, will I just be a free agent? I really wish someone adds be to their team.
by Peter13
Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: writer training-cum-tournament idea
Replies: 24
Views: 6528

Re: writer training-cum-tournament idea

I would love to improve my question skills, but would I be able to playtest these sets (just for the fun of helping out other new writers) without contributing any initial packet of my own?
by Peter13
Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: writer training-cum-tournament idea
Replies: 24
Views: 6528

Re: writer training-cum-tournament idea

How will playtesting work?
by Peter13
Sat Jun 07, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open staffing call
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

Re: Chicago Open staffing call

I don't know if you have seen my last email, but I will probably be unable to make it to staff at Chicago.
by Peter13
Fri May 16, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

Do to a recent finding, my supposed sort-of set up team has now disintegrated, so I am now a free agent. My new mission is not be on the lowest scoring team, and not be the among the three lowest scoring players. Having a team that gets over 100 PPG (including bonuses) and individually scoring 5 PPG...
by Peter13
Fri May 09, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO Matchmaking
Replies: 36
Views: 11840

Re: CO Matchmaking

I don't know if this belongs here or in another separate thread, but I shall just post it here for now. I am trying to make travel plans for making it to Chicago Open (tentatively) to be a scorekeeper/backup moderator. I don't know how my plans will work out at the moment, since the transport situat...
by Peter13
Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Praise Song
Replies: 35
Views: 12431

Re: Praise Song

Well this is a much needed additional thread, a sort of "water" wars to quench the flame wars. Anyway, I should get along with praising... I would like to thank all of the following people for helping spread the game, improving it, and helping me personally with quizbowl. If I am forgetting anyone, ...
by Peter13
Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

Don't worry, I won't do it. I feel it cheapens the fun of VETO. I just hope there isn't too many difficulty swings.
by Peter13
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Litvak's law
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Re: Litvak's law

Put more than any two notable quizbowlers in a room, and the likelihood they will argue about anything approaches one.
by Peter13
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

Sorry Brian. I just spent a while combing through the website, so the comments slipped through my grasp. Also, since we are talking about this, how often are "hidden themes" used? Thanks again.
by Peter13
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

I am just worried about the "Application process". I have never written questions before for an actual quizbowl tournament, so I couldn't email two old packets. What alternative could I do so I can have the opportunity to play?
by Peter13
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

I would love to go, but no good team in their right mind would put me on their list. I don't know what to expect with VETO. I expect the sets to be guerrilla as always, and range from poor to excellent as they have done for the last couple iterations. I hope that over the summer I do a Subash, but ...
by Peter13
Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 25228

Re: VETO 2014

I would love to go, but no good team in their right mind would put me on their list. I don't know what to expect with VETO. I expect the sets to be guerrilla as always, and range from poor to excellent as they have done for the last couple iterations. I hope that over the summer I do a Subash, but I...
by Peter13
Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Jacob, I am afraid to understand how your mind operates, plus I never said such words. But in the word we live in, people from Yale are bulldogs, and people from Minnesota are gophers. Let us live in a time of the bizarre genius, never letting go of what it means to be aimless in this society.
by Peter13
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Ukonvasara wrote:
Peter13 wrote:Mike Cheyne, all I can say to your entire post is what. Just what. I am to the point of speechlessness. This is the most random, absurd, slapdash scrawl I have ever seen on this forum. That is all.
If you mock Mike Cheyne, he'll bark you into nonexistence.
More like squeak me into nonexistence.
by Peter13
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Mike Cheyne, all I can say to your entire post is what. Just what. I am to the point of speechlessness. This is the most random, absurd, slapdash scrawl I have ever seen on this forum. That is all.
by Peter13
Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Thanks Jake. I should have been paying more attention. Now for my lowly advice: 2. Yale - Again, Yale will fall short. Matt Jackson can only carry this team so far. Even though his teammates are good, I feel they are not on the same as the people at UVA. My only question is what I need to be on to b...
by Peter13
Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

I don't usually edit my predictions except for things like grammar and such, but if I could have a list of teams that were coming. I just guess the 34 teams, and would love to know the actual teams.
by Peter13
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!
Replies: 30
Views: 7639

Re: ACF Nationals Prediction Thread!

Now to have some input from me on the rankings. 34. Notre Dame - Almost everyone knows their football team; almost no one knows their quizbowl team. Coincidence, I think not. 33. Hunter College - The team came to give it their A-game, but coming from an outside, it was a D-game at best. 32. South Ca...
by Peter13
Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament Playtesting
Replies: 44
Views: 8888

Re: Modern World Tournament Playtesting

I am unable to do this as exams at my school start on April 9th and go for three weeks. If anyone needs me to playtest after April 28th or so, then I can do it.
by Peter13
Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Modern World Tournament Playtesting
Replies: 44
Views: 8888

Re: Modern World Tournament Playtesting

I may be able to playtest.
by Peter13
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9279

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

As a Canadian, I have to say that usually Americans have better grasp at American questions and Canadians dominate Canadian questions. Since at SCT, only Canadians are playing American questions, the top teams have a little more time (perhaps an extra clue or two) to answer, versus against an Americ...
by Peter13
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9279

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

I heard my name get dropped in. Just a quick comment to John, I understand I made a mistake, said things that were unequivocally, unimaginably wrong and based on outdated data, and then went on a binge on qbwiki and hdwhite.org/qb, and other recommended sites, and hopefully rebuilding whatever Rep t...
by Peter13
Sat Mar 29, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8172

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

An excellent display of friendliness toward new posters. No backseat modding, Captain Sanctimony. Having performed a dramatic reading of Peter's post, I'm willing to reevaluate it--it's actually quite amusing. Lines like "Jordan's only hope are if he brought a good enough supporting class to take d...
by Peter13
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Prediction Thread 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8172

Re: ICT Prediction Thread 2014

James is the wild stallion. Get it right! I would talk to you further, but I bet you would do to be what you did to WKU, whatever that was.

P.S. Hirsch, cannot it be all and neither, a duality of sorts? Also, what was it failing at?