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by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ICT: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 5080

Re: Writer(/editor)-specific feedback

I, too, would appreciate any feedback on the few questions of mine that made it into the set: D1 5: Myers v. U.S./Tenure of Office Act/W.H. Taft 15: Warren Zevon/Werewolves of London/Knockin' on Heaven's Door D2 1: Panama/Noriega/Torrijos 2: To An Athlete Dying Young 5: Myers v. U.S./Andrew Johnson/...
by swwFCqb
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 9450

Re: 2013-14 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

So, I wrote the Colorado question being discussed. Being well aware of the notoriety of the Chimney Rock in Nebraska, the thought of players possibly mixing up the two had crossed my mind as I wrote the question. I guess I was, perhaps naively, thinking/hoping that mentioning a recent action by Bara...
by swwFCqb
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 34563

Re: All-time all-state teams

I suspect that some of the Ohioans who chimed in didn't realize that the criteria involved ACF National level questions (instead of how they performed in high school, in which case Noah and Sam would almost surely be on the list). I too was thinking it was odd that Noah and Sam were left out of the ...
by swwFCqb
Tue Jun 03, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 135
Views: 63069

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

I'd be happy to hear thoughts on any of the following questions I wrote that made it into the HSNCT: [1] Theodore Gericault [2] Roger/American Dad/Patrick Stewart [3] St. Petersburg/Lake Ladoga/Karelia [4] Moldova/Danube River/Tiraspol [6] Dexter [7] Dark Horse (Katy Perry song) [8] Nelly/Grillz/Cru...
by swwFCqb
Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 10680

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

I'd also welcome feedback on any questions I wrote (underlined answerlines appeared in both D1 and D2): D1 (1) Time Transfixed , Entebbe Raid (2) Moldova (3) Zapp Brannigan (4) assassination attempt of FDR (5) Guinea-Bissau/Senegal/Cap-Vert, Olympic Peninsula (7) Balearic Islands/Ibiza/Cabrera, Gunp...
by swwFCqb
Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT writer feedback thread
Replies: 34
Views: 5528

Re: NAQT writer feedback thread

I am not sure how Jeff saw it, but I viewed Charter Oath as the hard part. Perhaps I underestimated how easy that answer was?
by swwFCqb
Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT writer feedback thread
Replies: 34
Views: 5528

Re: NAQT writer feedback thread

If any of you have anything (good or bad) to say about my questions, I likewise would love to hear it. According to Ginseng, these are my questions that made it in: D-I (1) Treaty of Shimonoseki/Emperor Meiji/Charter Oath (2) Semi-Charmed Life; Jackson/Squeaky Fromme/Blair House (4) Rene Magritte (5...
by swwFCqb
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment
Replies: 75
Views: 36525

Re: Quiz Bowl's Systemic Failure At Expansion and Recruitment

Yeah, I don't think forming one of these organizations is necessarily needed in Ohio. Ohio has a lot of good quizbowl, but our biggest problem is that it hasn't been spread much beyond the Cleveland, Columbus, and Dayton areas. The SE and SW regions still have never played host to a TU/B tournament,...
by swwFCqb
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: LSU
Replies: 7
Views: 3575

Re: LSU

Since Scott is the contact for the NAQT State tournament in Lousiana his email can be found through NAQT's website.
by swwFCqb
Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 3250

Re: The Art of the Cold Call: Contacting High School Teams

Zach, If you'd like I can go ahead and send some contact information your way for Ohio teams (and any NW PA teams whose emails I have) that I think may be interested in going up to Buffalo for a tournament. Teams such as Olmsted Falls, Solon, Warren Harding, and Copley, among others, do a good bit o...
by swwFCqb
Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General 2012 DI SCT thoughts here
Replies: 9
Views: 1552

Re: General DI set thoughts here

Regarding the difficulty, I was personally very pleased with how much it was dialed back from last year, especially on bonuses (it was interesting: when I looked back to last year's stats I noticed that our two-man DI team this year had a higher PPB than last year's four man team). I don't remember ...
by swwFCqb
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT individual question discussion
Replies: 114
Views: 12545

Re: talk about individual questions here

While you're at it could you please post the Kenny (from South Park) TU in DI?
by swwFCqb
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)
Replies: 22
Views: 4907

Re: Region 7 SCT at Michigan (2/4/12)

Thanks to Michigan for a well-run tournament. Besides some very minor between round delays, everything otherwise seemed to run very smoothly. Thanks as well to all the excellent D1 readers (the only one of which I recognized was Will) for ensuring we heard over 20 questions (and often times all 24) ...
by swwFCqb
Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 SCT Repeat/feng shui issues here
Replies: 23
Views: 2748

Re: Repeat/feng shui issues here

There were two (somewhat minor) typo issues I remember hearing in D1 that don't fall into the stated category but should probably be noted anyway: The abolitionist bonus that included parts on Birney, Garrison, and some other dude listed the date of 1944 instead of 1844. The same packet as the above...
by swwFCqb
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5138

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011

One team from each of the above schools showed up. A double round robin was played and the house team went undefeated to win.
by swwFCqb
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5138

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011

Please remind me...do you guys take American dollars straight up or should I plan on bringing Canadian bills for registration?
by swwFCqb
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5138

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011

the third garrideb wrote:So it's looking like just me and Daniel P will be representing Waterloo. Any chance we could get some sort of shorthanded discount?
Ditto, as it looks like there's a good chance Case will only be able to show up with 2 guys.
by swwFCqb
Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 6284

Re: General Discussion

I'd love to see the EA Robinson TU please.
by swwFCqb
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5138

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at McMaster - October 29th, 2011

Case will be there with a team and some non zero amount of buzzers.
by swwFCqb
Tue Oct 04, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 19999

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

We unfortunately won't be able to attend due to conflicts with this occuring over our fall break.
by swwFCqb
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MOO Mirror at McMaster - October 15th, 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4832

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MOO Mirror at McMaster - October 15th, 2011

We will forego this tournament is favor of Michigan's tournament this weekend.
by swwFCqb
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Kenyon College -- New to Compete
Replies: 16
Views: 5191

Re: Kenyon College -- New to Compete

Further out, you'll also see the occasional tournament at Centre College (in KY) Everything Brice said was accurate and spot on except this. Joe is no longer at Centre (he's at OSU now) so I don't think they have a team anymore. They actually still have a team Bob (at least, it appears that way). T...
by swwFCqb
Wed Sep 28, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7410

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)

OK, barring any catastrophic events, Case will be bringing 1 team, with 1 reader and another who would prefer to shadow the team but could read if absolutely necessary. Also, pretty sure we have 2 working buzzers. EDIT: OK, goddamn it, now it looks like we probably have 6 (in which case we'd like to...
by swwFCqb
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 7410

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Michigan State (Oct. 1)

Case is in the process of putting together a team for this. We should know for sure within the next week.
by swwFCqb
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MOO Mirror at McMaster - October 15th, 2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4832

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MOO Mirror at McMaster - October 15th, 2011

Case is tentatively interested with one team, pending our ability to submit an ACF Fall packet on time (in which case we would hit the MOO mirror at Michigan and attend your mirror of ACF Fall). I'll have a better idea by the end of the month.
by swwFCqb
Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)
Replies: 36
Views: 19999

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MAGNI Mirror at Ohio State (10/22/11)

Case will almost certainly be there with a team and 3 buzzers. I'll be able to nail down specifics once the semester starts.
by swwFCqb
Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2011-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 5306

Re: Ohio 2011-2012

I played Hawken...they seemed like a pretty nice group of people and their school is good from what I hear, but I was talking to them later and encouraged them to come to NAQT states and they didn't even know what it was. Until that changes, they won't be able to compete with the top teams. They ac...
by swwFCqb
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 13487

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Yeah, thanks to Bryce et al. for putting on a pretty solidly run tournament. It was a really fun first visit to South Bend for me.
by swwFCqb
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11

Northmont overcame a three way tie with Copley and Olmsted Falls to take home the tournament title. Congrats to them for their impressive victory.
Full stats for all games can be found at the above link.
by swwFCqb
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11

Live stats for those interested: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Lemme know if the link isn't working.
by swwFCqb
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11

Updated field above.

If anyone is really dying to hear BATE and wants to travel to Cleveland we'd love to have you!
by swwFCqb
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 9898

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

Have you decided what set will ultimately be used for this tournament?
by swwFCqb
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 13487

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

CWRU will attend with 1 team and 3 buzzers.
by swwFCqb
Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Tulane University 3/19
Replies: 46
Views: 9898

Re: IO Mirror at Tulane University 3/19

We just booked our tickets down to New Orleans. We'll be there with 1 team.
by swwFCqb
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)
Replies: 46
Views: 13487

Re: MUT Mirror at Notre Dame (04/02/11)

Unless a more attactive mirror site pops up we will probably end up attending this tournament in some form. Put us as interested for now.
by swwFCqb
Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Sack of Antwerp at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)
Replies: 7
Views: 1458

Re: Sack of Antwerp mirror at Carnegie Mellon (2/19/11)

Unfortunately it appears that Case will almost assuredly not be showing up. I previously committed to helping staff Solon's high school tournament that day, and although I informed the rest of the team about the tournament, the interest among them simply is not there.
by swwFCqb
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

Re: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)

I'm not exactly sure how we'll be getting there yet, but we will be in attendance with 1 team and 3 buzzers.
by swwFCqb
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4092

Re: PERV with TIT at Maryland 1/22/11

It seemed like everyone who played at the OSU SCT site had an awesome time with this. Specific things/issues/observations that I remember from my room off the top of my head: -The dogfighting tossup was fairly comical/interesting, although I had no idea what was going on until Vick popped up. - I fo...
by swwFCqb
Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: talk about individual questions here
Replies: 124
Views: 15716

Re: talk about individual questions here

Jeff (or even others with access to the question set), could you please post the "hell is other people" tossup from DI. I'm not sure how others feel, but this seemed to me like a semi-bizarre answerline. I would have much rather seen a tossup on No Exit (which I give as my answer pretty early in the...
by swwFCqb
Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

Quasi-final results from Region 7 (looks like we're missing a Louisville A - BGSU A game , and the OSU A - Case B game got doublecounted) can be found here . I think you mean "Louisville A - CWRU A game" here. EDIT: If the scoresheet never gets found for our match, I have the scores from that game ...
by swwFCqb
Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

Not sure if anyone from OSU can answer this (in which case, perhaps Jeff or someone else from NAQT could elaborate), but are there any discounts for shorthanded teams (i.e. 1-2 players)?
by swwFCqb
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

Inkana7 wrote:
Ringil wrote:We can bring lots of clocks if needed.
I'm pretty sure that we have zero, so please make sure to do that. Thanks!
I think we have one we'll be bringing.
by swwFCqb
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PSAT/NMSQT Mirror at Case - 3/5/2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: PSAT/NMSQT Mirror at Case - 3/5/2011

TheCopleyIndian wrote:St. Ignatius 2 (1 JV)
Unless they emailed you specifically, this should be St Ed's.
by swwFCqb
Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

Re: Region 7 SCT at Ohio State (February 5, 2011)

As I told you earlier Jacob, we will surely be in for a D1 team, although there is an increasing probability (albeit small) that we will also have a D2 team present as well. If that were the case then both teams will almost assuredly be shorthanded, but whatever. Also, most (if not all) of our team ...
by swwFCqb
Fri Jan 14, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)
Replies: 21
Views: 4104

Re: Penn Bowl Trash mirror @ Northwestern (2/13/11)

CWRU will be bringing 1-2 teams (most likely just 1) and 3 buzzers to this. I'll try to nail down specifics by next weekend.
by swwFCqb
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

Re: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11

A very early field update...

Field (as of 3/14)
Cloverleaf - 2
Copley - 2/3
Garfield Heights - 1
Northmont - 2
North Olmsted - 2
St Charles - 1
University - 1
Walnut Hills - 1
Warren G. Harding - 1

Total: 13-14
by swwFCqb
Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 9119

Re: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors

For those of you not yet aware, this set will be mirrored by Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio on March, 26th, 2011. For those interested in further details the tournament announcement can be found here . Please feel free to email me at sww8[at]case[dot]edu with any questions or reg...
by swwFCqb
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11
Replies: 6
Views: 3059

GLRAC @ CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio) - 3/26/11

The Case Trivia Team wishes to invite you to attend our annual Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (GLRAC) tournament on March 26th, 2011. Specific information regarding the tournament is outlined below. Format and Questions This tournament will be run using the standard PACE format. The ques...
by swwFCqb
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs
Replies: 369
Views: 30254

Re: March Madness comes early this year: Top 64 Christmas Songs

Fred wrote:the best post (except for the criminal underrating of the Harvey Danger song)
And the absence of The Twelve Pains of Christmas.
by swwFCqb
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 27
Views: 5415

Re: General Discussion

A lot of us Canadians found the sports distribution to be very heavily skewed towards college sports and baseball/basketball. Well, these are overwhelmingly the most popular sports in America, so I think it shouldn't be at all suprising to any teams that they comprised a majority of the questions i...