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by Self-incompatibility in plants
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."
Replies: 74
Views: 19334

Re: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."

When i tell them of how much effort and work Trey put into "getting good" the last couple years, most students laugh and say "he had no life."
I'd just like to go on record and state that I have, and have always had, a very active social life. Thank you.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)
Replies: 45
Views: 13920

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)

Wurzel-Flummery wrote:
Self-incompatibility in plants wrote:I have a feeling that RM, TJ, and St. Anselm's are going to be beating the crap out of each other all season this year.
And then Gov's gonna show up and beat all of us haha
Some things never change...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)
Replies: 45
Views: 13920

Re: Maryland Fall Tournament (9/25)

I have a feeling that RM, TJ, and St. Anselm's are going to be beating the crap out of each other all season this year.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Tue Aug 10, 2010 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS

SoLegit12 wrote:Isn't it Christoph (from State College)?
Fixed.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Me - Lee Henry
Replies: 76
Views: 14529

Re: Me - Lee Henry

quizbowllee wrote:
I'm also applying for the one at Sussex Central. Sounds interesting.
It would be really awesome if you started up another active quizbowl team in DE. Especially another one below the C&D Canal! I wish you the best of luck in this endeavor (and all other endeavors too, of course).
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 16777

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

If CHRZ's offer still stands, I too can bring a buzzer set if needed.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 16777

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

Ryan Leonard and Seth Ritter will be joining the team with Alex and myself.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10299

Re: Delaware 09-10

~ Will the University of Delaware step up and host more than one tournament? Well, I can't speak for UD just yet, but I'd totally be up for running multiple tournaments. I think that with a little more effort and outreach, we could help build up DE quizbowl so that it becomes more than a 3 school a...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Dan-Don wrote:
Self-incompatibility in plants wrote: Jake O’shea, 5
Ahahahaha!
Yeah... Someone voted for 3-4 random IL players. I got their ballot in late enough that I wasn't able to ask for any clarification. The rest of that person's ballot was more than okay though, so I still counted their ballot.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Congratulations to Matt Bollinger of St. Anselm’s, who was ranked first in the 2009-2010 Season Player Poll. Matt received 5 out of 9 first place votes. Neil Gurram received second, with 4 first place votes. Matt Jackson finished third with 6 second place votes, and 3 third places votes. Congratulat...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

I won't be taking anymore ballots at this point. I'll post the results sometime early tomorrow (3am maybe?).
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Just a few hours left until I stop taking ballots. Get your ballot in by 10pm if you want it counted.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Just a few hours left until I stop taking ballots. Get your ballot in by 10pm if you want it counted.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Jun 19, 2010 1:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?

It seems like, though, that their will be a significant dropoff around here (and by that I mean DC metro+VA+Delaware) . Whitman and Blake won't be nearly as competitive, and may drop off entirely. CR, GDS, and QO will likely have varying degrees of diminishment (GDS will be good, but will they be A...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?

Obviously someone from Charter can describe what is happening there better than I can, but from what I have heard, Charter will certainly have a some mountains to climb next year with the loss of Mr. Tressler, and their new anti-extracurricular School President. I think recall someone saying that th...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

Re: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?

I know CR losses 3/4 of our A team (graduating Ryan, Seth, and I), returning only Alexa Andaya (an upcoming junior). CR will rebuild, I'm sure, the only question for me is how long it will take. I know TJ is returning everyone, as is RM, and WJ (or at the very least, KK), so those teams will only ge...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 5585

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Hello Trey! Maybe we should. Care to do the honors? If so, what would you name it? On 2nd thought, surprise me! And, if you recall last year, I suggested that Delaware was the perfect meeting ground for this near score of outstanding teams---about 3 hours at most for just about everyone. So---given...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?
Replies: 22
Views: 3240

The Future Caliber of Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Quizbowl?

Illinois played great at PACE & NASAT. And if you are correct about returning players, it should have an excellent year next year as well. But if you extend the radius of travel a little, we were within 3-4 hours of 7 teams that made the top bracket at PACE, and 6 more, counting ourselves, that mad...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene
Replies: 47
Views: 5585

Re: Illinois and the National Quiz Bowl Scene

Maybe we should make our own thread, Mr. Powers.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)
Replies: 70
Views: 16777

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ECSO2 @ Hunter College (7/10/10)

It looks like Alex Gross and I will be playing this. Our other two teammates are still in the works though.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

Reminder: All ballots are due by Saturday at 10pm.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Jun 10, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

Re: 09-10 Season Player Poll

I really do think many people want to see this poll happen, so I'd like to see it through. Personally, I don't care what the admins do to this thread once the poll is complete. If some people are truly that worried about it becoming sucky, then the thread can premptively be locked right after the re...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS
Replies: 30
Views: 6116

09-10 Season Player Poll- RESULTS

Congratulations to Matt Bollinger of St. Anselm’s, who was ranked first in the 2009-2010 Season Player Poll. Matt received 5 out of 9 first place votes. Neil Gurram received second, with 4 first place votes. Matt Jackson finished third with 6 second place votes, and 3 third places votes. Congratulat...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Tue May 04, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)
Replies: 217
Views: 73794

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

Trey Taraila has told me that he no longer wishes to play in this tournament. In fact, he would like to write a handful of tossups for it (he said "no more than 6" likely). E-mail him at rstaraila AT gmail DOT com if you don't hear from him soon. He probably just forgot to say anything since AP exa...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl for Charity
Replies: 35
Views: 5664

Re: Quizbowl for Charity

I could definitely see myself writing for this.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Apr 17, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

First off, let me thank all of the teams that came for attending. Virtually every team that came today had to drive at least an hour to get CR, so we really are really appreciative of everyone's willingness to travel so far to to attend and support our tournament. Being our first tournament, we real...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

The field is now closed. We are really looking forward to seeing all of the registered teams on Saturday!
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

We will be accepting registrations until 10pm tomorrow night, so let's get those last minutes registrations in!
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

The list of teams registered has been updated. Let's keep the registrations coming in, as this tournament is now just one week away.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

This tournament is now less than 2 weeks away! Let's keep getting some more of those interested teams officially registered!
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2009-2010
Replies: 52
Views: 7016

Re: NY/NJ 2009-2010

Do you know what state is kinda close to the states of NY/NJ? The state of Delaware, of course! Do you know what awesome tournament is going to be in Delaware? The Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl! I'll stop being annoying in a second, I promise, but I just wanted to remind teams in NY/NJ (NJ in particular)...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

More updates to the list of teams! Let's get some more of those those interested and committed teams officially registered! The tournament is quickly approaching!
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

Some updates have been made to the list of teams in the first post made in this thread (the tournament announcement).
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE
Replies: 47
Views: 6672

Re: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE

We had a good time, and the tournament was very well-run; my only qualm was that we had to be inside on such a beautiful day. Also, I want to congratulate CR for a great match today, I think that's the first time I've ever played a sudden death question, and quizbowl doesn't get any better than tha...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

Hello Trey, Long time since we spoke. Any update on the field---have any "interested teams" committed? In the meantime congrats on your performances at Blue Hen today and at GDS last week---I understand you had a down to the wire last question match with my kids at GDS and something comparable toda...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

Also, the original post in this thread (the actual tournament announcement) has been receiving periodic updates over time. So i suggest that all registered, committed, and interested teams take a second glance at the tournament announcement just to be sure that everyone is acclimated with all curren...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)
Replies: 105
Views: 24233

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl (April 17th, 2010)

Hey y'all, this tournament is in exactly one month!! You should sign up soon, because i really can't promise having a lot of slots. Also, i'm going to make my last pitch to Delaware schools this Saturday at the Blue Hen Invitational at UD, so i know that the enrollment will increase after this week...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The "HSAPQ is Hard" Fallacy
Replies: 20
Views: 2868

Re: The "HSAPQ is Hard" Fallacy

Is it just me, or does that set seem to have particularly easy answer lines? I mean, I usually don't have 100% conversion on HSAPQ sets, and that one seemed far from the bounds of the HS canon. Let me first note that I don't have any problem with the difficulty of HSAPQ's questions, but it needs to...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving quiz bowl team to the next level -- advice needed!
Replies: 14
Views: 1835

Re: Moving quiz bowl team to the next level -- advice needed!

From what I can tell, our weak spot is the tossups; when we've got a bit less time pressure and can take the time to confer with one another on bonuses, we're alright, but we lack the confidence to buzz in early in tossups, even if we think we know them. (I know that I personally suffer from this a...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)
Replies: 191
Views: 24822

Re: Gonzaga/St. Anselm's Tournament RESCHEDULED (3/7/10)

With the addition of GDS and RM, we are now at 16 teams. I haven't heard back yet from Centennial. If they do end up showing, that would give us 17, in which case I guess we'll just form a scab team for three brackets of six followed crossover tiers of two. The same would happen if TJ's fifth team ...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10299

Re: Delaware 09-10

Some results that are a little more detailed, though possibly not entirely accurate(...): 1st- Charter A 2nd- Caesar Rodney A Tied for 3rd- Charter C and Charter B Tied for 5th- Charter F and Mount Pleasant A Also in the Playoffs (maybe...), in no particular order: Charter D Charter E Charter G (I t...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10299

Re: Delaware 09-10

All I will say, in closing, is that my statements should not be taken as someone who is speaking as a tournament director -- I am simply stating how my club feels on the topic and how we would vote in a situation where each club had one vote. I have been nothing but honest when I say that my vote w...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Feb 19, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10299

Re: Delaware 09-10

"If we took a vote your way, you guys would win, so let's not do that" isn't a good enough argument, sorry. Literally the exact same argument could be made against your initial suggestion. You've also ignored my broader point, which is that I believe that each individual club should have the same w...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10299

Re: Delaware 09-10

If we do a vote, I think having each school have as many votes as they do teams would be the best option, then that way they could turn in their votes on their team rosters. Under your proposal, it would be a near certainty that the "no" votes would be successful, as the combined attendees from CR ...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Best Subject Teams/Players
Replies: 29
Views: 20187

Re: Best Subject Teams/Players

We might want to wait until someone gets into college before pronouncing him one of the best players ever in a subject. That said, Matt is certainly a very good myth player. Well, to be fair, I was basing my judgement off of college tournaments I have seen him play at, so I don't think that I was b...
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Best Subject Teams/Players
Replies: 29
Views: 20187

Re: Best Subject Teams/Players

Matt Bollinger definitely needs to be up there for myth. I can't tell you how many myth questions he one-lined at both TIT and T-Party, but let's just say it was a lot. He has read many works of Classical Greek/Roman Literature, and it shows.
by Self-incompatibility in plants
Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Delaware 09-10
Replies: 93
Views: 10299

Re: Delaware 09-10

With respect to computation, if it's up for a vote I suspect that the "no's" would win. As a compromise, could we let the two teams competing decide at the beginning of the match? (If we do that, what should the default be if there's one yes and one no? A coin flip?) I'm really against this. Whatev...