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by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware

So, hey, the two of these have been fun, but more people would be awesome. So far we've only had totals of 8 and 7 people to this, and 1 person has to read obviously. We've just been reading EFT, so if you're a younger/less-experienced player, you shouldn't feel intimidated. I've brought two high sc...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NASAT Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 4577

Re: NASAT Discussion

cvdwightw wrote:Without going full Chrz on you
Hm, i guess that's a thing, sure.

The previous NASAT sets i've seen, by the way, are amazing practice material... albeit, quite hard for everyone on my team minus one or two, but they've been awesome so far and i'm excited to see this set too.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 28930

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

Money is of course the biggest issue. I for one don't know how kids/teams have money to attend three nationals in a span of four weeks, when going to one pretty much breaks our bank. Not that a team from Delaware would have expected to play well at all here, though. But i'm not ruling it out in the ...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13
Replies: 112
Views: 32550

Re: DC/DE/MD/VA Date Claim '12-'13

You should probably put Easter on here, the weekend of March 30th.

Most public schools in Delaware at least will be back in school on January 2nd, so after that should be a regular weekend for a lot of teams.

CR will tentatively then reserve April 13th for Rider Bowl IV.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 28930

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

What is the future of NASAT? Are the organizers of this tournament content with just 13 states being represented? What can be done to increase participation?
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013
Replies: 107
Views: 606334

Re: NY/NJ Date Claims 2012-2013

Irvington plans on hosting something at some point, as an introductory pyramidal tournament to Westchester. We would prefer to use an easy set like an A set or mirror a set that isn't too hard. But as all the A sets will be used at some point and I don't know what sets are the best to use for intro...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 109
Views: 49590

Re: 2013 NAQT HSNCT: May 25-26, Atlanta

Is there a chance of this tournament expanding to 256 teams as I heard some talking about last month?
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State
Replies: 112
Views: 28930

Re: 2012 NASAT: June 16-17 at Ohio State

The CA/NC and CA/VA games are both listed as Round 9 in the stats.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: New Team - Some Questions
Replies: 25
Views: 8352

Re: New Team - Some Questions

At this point, just keep reading packets, either to yourself or to one another. You will pick up most of your knowledge early (including "what's actually important in quizbowl?") just by reading dozens of packets as much as you can.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 53523

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Oh, yeah, do you want an official e-mail registration, or is posting here just fine?
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 53523

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Just to make it clear, CR can only come Saturday. So if we go, that's the only day we'd do it. It sounds like we will, but i'll confirm as soon as i can.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 53523

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

Odd question for you: may i play on a team with them? I am an alumnus of CR, if that counts for anything. Yes! One of the potential appeals of this tournament on Saturday is to have coaches play with current students from the schools they attended, or in the case of coaches who coach at the school ...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ
Replies: 168
Views: 53523

Re: 3 Day Ridgewood Summer Invitational: July 6-8, Ridgewood, NJ

I might be able to interest my kids in this, or at least maybe 2 or 3 of them, for either Saturday or Sunday.

Odd question for you: may i play on a team with them? I am an alumnus of CR, if that counts for anything.

Or, if you need moderators, you definitely know that i would be happy to do that.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!
Replies: 7
Views: 4251

Re: BDAT II is seeking mirrors!

For those who were concerned about the difficulty of this set last year (and there were legitimate concerns), i'm making sure to help tone it down this time around. Already Mostafa and crew have written some awesome questions on really good and accessible answer lines, but i'll do my best to keep it...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis
Replies: 106
Views: 155814

Re: 2012 NSC: June 9-10 at Washington University in St. Louis

If the field to this tournament didn't fill up so quickly, then open up again so late (after most schools could get approval for travel from their districts, etc.), we would have come to it instead of HSNCT. I hope we can be there again some year in the future.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lee Henry's 3rd Annual "Where will I Coach Next" Event!
Replies: 15
Views: 3131

Re: Lee Henry's 3rd Annual "Where will I Coach Next" Event!

Good luck.

Once again, Delaware is a great state! Come here! A much shorter trip to NHBB than this year for you...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What to do to move up to the next level?
Replies: 9
Views: 2276

Re: What to do to move up to the next level?

Something i had the kids to this year was give PowerPoint presentations on topics they liked during practice. Alexa did 2 presentations about art and a literature one too, Lexi did 2 huge ones about all the non-Greco/Roman myth out there, Julia did one about said Greco/Roman myth, Pratyusha did one ...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware
Replies: 7
Views: 1499

Re: Open Summer Practices at the University of Delaware

We will be meeting in Memorial 113. The best place to park would be at Kent(lot 28) and walk over to Memorial hall. You shouldn't park in the Perkins or Trabant Garages, as they are super expensive and unnecessary after 5PM That's a free lot? I thought that was one of the ones you can be ticketed f...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names
Replies: 29
Views: 4908

Re: Questions about answer acceptance regarding last names

We should be finding as many ways as we can for answers to be ruled correct, as long as they are close enough to right. In general, we shouldn't have rules with narrow definitions of what is right or wrong if we don't have to. Having a kid buzz in and say "Marquez!" enthusiastically because he read ...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Just get rid of trash in Nationals, please.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Is there something like SQBS's "round report" for the rounds at HSNCT? There were a couple rounds that the bonuses seemed collectively harder, and i was curious if there was some overall statistic for each one like is tabulated in the usual stats pages for other tournaments.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Paula Pareto Optimality wrote:Wasn't Risk one of the board game tossups?
Yeah, that's the one in Round 10.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

bt_green_warbler wrote:2/0 videogames (rounds 5 and 21), 3/0 boardgames (rounds 1, 18, and 24)
What is the board game tossup on round 1? I'm literally looking at the packets and i don't see one.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

Seriously though, where are they coming from? It is the cameramen? Or someone right in the front row? I assume it's someone in the audience... they seem to be remarking about DCC's perceived lack of enthusiasm and energy for playing in the final, or something. I dunno, i played the video for my kids...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

Also, the somewhat casual and somewhat frequent cursing on the audio of the first game of the final (by the cameramen? audience members? who is that?) is a little disheartening. It's not really something that i think the families of the teams involved quite needed to hear. I can't really see how th...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

Also, the somewhat casual and somewhat frequent cursing on the audio of the first game of the final (by the cameramen? audience members? who is that?) is a little disheartening. It's not really something that i think the families of the teams involved quite needed to hear.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Thu May 31, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Looking through the "round reports," there are many many rounds that have just 16, 17, or 18 (i even see just 15! from a moderator who i thought was better than that!) tossups in a round read. It doesn't matter how good or bad the teams are, numbers like that are not okay. Either NAQT should go to 1...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Thu May 31, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

It turns out that this spreadsheet was actually put together before the tournament, but, due to some miscommunication involving me, is only being made public now. Sorry about that. If anybody wants to help finish it off, go for it. Instructions: A) Do not do anything with the team columns--just ent...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon May 28, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 16027

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

This was really hard, and i did terribly, but it was still mostly fun. The favorite part was just having my questions read. I know i'm not a good question writer, and Jeff did edit them, but it made me feel a little more legitimate compared to all the real players and quizbowl elite surrounding me i...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon May 28, 2012 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

I mean, ideally my team would have just made the playoffs, i know, but we knew that was going to be hard and we just missed out on it going 5-5. I had a couple seniors who anticipated playing more games Sunday morning and they were initially pretty disappointed that it wasn't going to happen (plus, ...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon May 28, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

Honestly, i really would like someone to address what the heck was going on with scrimmage rounds Sunday morning. We stood around, halfway in line, trying to figure out what to do and how to sign up, and it was just a giant mass of people that didn't seem to be going anywhere. R was running around b...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon May 28, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

During the first Bellarmine/DCC game, Jeff was giving 6 or 7 seconds on the bonus answers that Bellarmine was trying to milk the time on. It ended up not mattering, but that would have affected the game since it happened every bonus they received in the second half.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon May 28, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 173
Views: 26420

Re: 2012 HSNCT discussion

While not a perfect set (and my general opinions about NAQT/trash/GK/CE/etc. notwithstanding), it was probably the best thing NAQT has ever written. My kids, who usually dislike NAQT, really enjoyed the set a lot, and it was difficult appropriate for the most part. I'll have opinions on specifics so...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Mon May 28, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

This was a great tournament and CR had a really fun time. Thanks NAQT. Congratulations to Bellarmine, DCC, and all the great teams who played so well. I will add one thing though: the consolation rounds Sunday morning appeared to be a mess, and we stood around for a half hour trying to sign up to pl...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat May 26, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 38454

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: May 26-27, Atlanta

If i see an error in individual statistics, how can that be rectified?
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Tue May 22, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: discuss the importance of the 36-30 line here
Replies: 24
Views: 5210

Re: BHSAT General Thoughts and Discussion

It seems unimportant to me because the 36 30 line was essentially meaningless. It was never used to decide whether or not a new state had slavery. California, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware were all exceptions to the rule, and after it was implemented, they i...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun May 20, 2012 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 39287

Re: 2012 NAC

The attendance of High Tech is probably the most distressing here. They are a great quizbowl team but this is a huge mistake, and a waste of their time and money to go to this.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun May 20, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAC
Replies: 189
Views: 39287

Re: 2012 NAC

It's really sad that this many decent teams still attend this worthless nationals.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun May 20, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Merits of the KMO?
Replies: 16
Views: 5501

Re: Merits of the KMO?

I also like that you can use the discs as practice afterwords (and after a couple of years, you have several to choose from.) Don't do this. There are thousands and thousands of FREE packets online that are infinitely better than anything that Academic Hallmarks has ever published. Please go to htt...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat May 19, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 19295

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

Fun tournament. Had a pleasure reading. Thanks for hosting this, and hopefully we'll play better in Atlanta with our full A Team. See everybody there. Safe travels.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri May 18, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 19295

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

Okay, if i can be proven wrong, then fine. It just seems like a long day. I'm all for more quizbowl if it's feasible. I will certainly read my best to make it happen if the majority of participants think it's a good idea.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Fri May 18, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 19295

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

14 rounds is just too much. Having a scab team to bring it to 11 with a possible 12th for ties and such is just fine. If everyone else disagrees with this, then we can give it a shot, but only if we star games quickly and have a not-that-long lunchbreak.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Thu May 17, 2012 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 19295

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

Am i assuming we'll just do a big round robin Saturday?
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Wed May 16, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History Bowl Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 11618

Re: History Bowl Discussion

And, honestly, having read 13 rounds of this set, i think that just about every single science or literature or art (or anything else that wasn't history) question was clearly still "historically important." There weren't tossups about Junichiro Tanizaki or chromatography here.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Wed May 16, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Geography Monstrosity 4 (June 8th, St. Louis)
Replies: 58
Views: 16027

Re: Geography Monstrosity 4 (May 25th, Atlanta)

Okay, i decided that i'd like to play, unless you definitely need help moderating or something. Otherwise, playing and trying to beat some of these other guys will be fun.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Tue May 15, 2012 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 19295

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

It will be a learning experience, Will. And, yes, you can and will beat teams there this day, including perhaps us who will be missing our second best (and only legitimate "science") player. Going head-to-head with Alexa (and her cohort) does sound like a good challenge... It may. I did find two mo...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Tue May 15, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19
Replies: 55
Views: 19295

Re: 2012 Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament on May 19

Once again, I do not have a team. And I refuse to play alone against teams of this caliber. If anyone who doesn't think they have a chance at winning wants a mercenary (a no-cost mercenary!), feel free to ask. But I don't want to stop anyone from taking home a trophy. It will be a learning experien...
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Tue May 15, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 8089

Re: Article in Slate about ACF Nationals

Horned Screamer wrote:Margo, who is the band in your profile picture?
http://fuckyeahbandboyswithkoalas.tumbl ... /the-cribs - The Cribs.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sun May 13, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LIST II is looking for mirrors!
Replies: 18
Views: 9163

Re: LIST II is looking for mirrors!

Mewto55555 wrote:if you want it before it gets uploaded to quizbowlpackets,
Is it actually going to get uploaded? The site is hardly updated anymore.
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Sat May 12, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maggie Walker's Mirror of ATTACK (5/12/12)
Replies: 18
Views: 5555

Re: Maggie Walker's Mirror of ATTACK (5/12/12)

SoHo wrote:Congratulations to Cave Spring for defeating Georgetown Day School 300-280 in the finals of the Governor's School Spring Tournament.
Wow, nice job Cave Spring.