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by vig180
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 51138

Mods please delete. Thanks.
by vig180
Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Discussion
Replies: 89
Views: 11879

With a few notable exceptions, I thought the set was pretty decent. What I particularly noticed was wide variability in difficulty that sometimes led to buzzer races on powers and other times there were incredibly random answers that neither team knew the answers to. I'm neither a big fan of "from r...
by vig180
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 8139

Reading 8, 9, even 10 line tossups was a bit wearing on the reader's end. I really thought a good number of them could've taken off the first 2-3 lines and would have been just as pyramidal. Difficulty was a bit variable, but generally just under what I would say ACF Regs difficulty would be. Overal...
by vig180
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Brief Results:

1. FSU A
2. Vandy
3. Bama A

Individ.
1. Billy FSU A
2. Jack Vandy
3. Nathan Furman
4. Jacob UTC
by vig180
Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Field updated again. We're going to have to figure out teams et. al. pretty soon so if you're planning on coming please let us know by the weekend.
by vig180
Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Field update 1/15: Furman- 1 Berry- 2 FSU- 2 GA Tech- 1 USC- 1 UGA- 0-1 Bama - 2-3 UTC - 1 Vandy- 2 We'd like to get to 10(+!?) teams, so please let us know if you're interested. We're willing to work with teams if they have issues with packets, finances, etc., so feel free to email us uga.quizbowl@...
by vig180
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 26293

My Answer: John Brown
Correct Answer: Jim Henson

Still not sure where that came from, although I think it had something to do with mention of a coffin.
by vig180
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 51138

Moving back to the topic at hand.... I've always wondered how teams with one really strong player plus a decent supporting group end up doing against teams who lack a superstar but are more balanced overall. In GA this year, it looks like Brookwood and Walton are both cases of the latter while Chatt...
by vig180
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Stat issues resolved! Check them out... soon. (1) Dorman A def. (8) Bleckley County (4) Brookwood def. (5) Chatt B (6) Walton def. (3) Chatt A (2) Dorman B def. (7) Duluth (1) Dorman A def. (4) Brookwood (2) Dorman B def. (6) Walton Walton's Coach (UR) def. Walton for "3rd place" (1) Dorman A def. (...
by vig180
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Tournament at the Arch (Varsity/JV) on March 1st @ UGA

The University of Georgia is pleased to announce its second annual Tournament At The Arch (TATA) to be held on the campus of the University of Georgia on March 1st, 2008. Note that this is the last tournament before the GATA state tournament and also that this is an SAT date, albeit with no subject ...
by vig180
Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

We're working on getting the stats posted online in SQBS format, but until then here are the team stats: # Team W L T Pct PPG PAPG Mrg 15 10 —5 TUB PPTH P/N BH BPts P/B 1 Dorman A 7 0 0 1.000 536.4 59.3 477.1 51 55 16 140 26.82 3.19 106 2520 23.77 2 Dorman B 7 0 1.000 399.3 145.7 253.6 36 51 24 14...
by vig180
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

We promised teams that we'd be done by 5 and had the championship match end just after 4, so we finished well ahead of schedule. Each prelim round was an average of 30 minutes, which I think is definitely above-average for tournaments who use 20 questions, read all 3 parts of the bonuses, and keep i...
by vig180
Sat Dec 01, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of South Carolina tournament is Dec. 1
Replies: 5
Views: 2065

I'm curious where this was announced, since it seems like there's always a good number of tournaments that are out there that some people know about but others don't. For example, there's an NAQT HS tournament not too far from us hosted by Piedmont College in February but I hadn't heard of it before...
by vig180
Sat Dec 01, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Brief results after 7 prelim rounds and a top 8 playoff (yet still done by 4): 1. Dorman A (50+ powers in 7 prelim rounds; 4-1 P/N ratio) 2. Dorman B 3. Walton (by default over 4. Brookwood) By virtue of finishing in the top 15% (rounded up), Dorman A, Dorman B, and Walton all qualify for the 2008 H...
by vig180
Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

The complete TIT announcement can be found at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4608 We will likely follow that very closely, although there might be a few changes, especially in packet deadlines since we are announcing this late.
by vig180
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

Hmm, we weren't at COTKU so we hadn't heard anything about tournaments at UF. But there is a good 6 hour drive between Athens and Gainesville and considering the number of teams (which seems to be growing) that are active in the region I think the market can handle it. We certainly didn't mean to st...
by vig180
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS
Replies: 14
Views: 3664

TIT/MLK Mirror @ UGA 1/19/08 (Athens, GA) RESULTS

The University of Georgia Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce UGA's mirror of the 2008 Maryland Terrapin Invitational Tournament, a modified-ACF style event to take place on the UGA campus on Jan. 19th 2008 (MLK weekend). This is a packet-submission event (unless you're prepared to pay extra) but s...
by vig180
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy thanks & discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 4536

Since I don't have it in front of me I can't think of too many specific questions, but like bjb87 I really enjoyed this set. In fact, I liked it more than ACF Fall because the questions seemed better written in terms of clue quality, answer breadth, and just overall ease of comprehension. If that's ...
by vig180
Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 76
Views: 16368

A few minor nitpicks: During this engagement, one general toasted the opponent’s artillery, only to be splattered with mud soon after, prompting him to order the emplacement captured I rang in at that point with "missionary ridge," since what was described up until that point was General Sheridan'...
by vig180
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 14484

I think timing had something to do with our margin of victory against UGA A, as they seemed a bit flustered before the match It's no excuse, but that's pretty accurate. I was out of it coming into our match against Vandy A thanks to a stupid issue that came up in the match before. I let it get to m...
by vig180
Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 14484

Great tournament by the Shorter people- the logistics went incredibly smoothly for such a large field and I really liked the 7 team divisions, which allowed for teams in the afternoon/evening to compete against many teams of the same level. The readers were of varying speeds, but all were extremely ...
by vig180
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 7935

Brief Results: 1. UGA 2. Alabama A 3. Tulane 4. Alabama B Top individuals: 1. Chris UGA 2. JT Bama A 3. Jon UGA 4. James Bama A 5. Steven UGA It was a fun, albeit small tournament. At least the early finish allowed us to watch the second half of the cocktail party... I'm sure the 'Bama people will b...
by vig180
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA
Replies: 15
Views: 7935

We're leaving for this tomorrow morning and still haven't heard when/where to register as well as if it's even going to happen. Since email hasn't gotten a response, perhaps a post here might...
by vig180
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall SE at Shorter: results, stats, gratitude
Replies: 49
Views: 14484

And even if people quit, we've actually got backups for some of the teams...

Also, it's nice to see Furman and South Carolina back in the loop as well as a (relative) newcomer in MS State. We're looking forward to a solid tournament.
by vig180
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Classic City Classic II (Dec. 1st, 2007) at UGA (Athens, GA)

The University of Georgia Quizbowl Club is pleased to announce the Second Annual Classic City Classic, to be held on the campus of the University of Georgia in the journalism building on the previously-announced date of December 1, 2007. This tournament will use NAQT IS-70 and is an untimed "Officia...
by vig180
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 17384

Just got a college test email. Unfortunately, the audition happens to be the exact same time as ACF Fall in the southeast...
by vig180
Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy Online Tests
Replies: 52
Views: 17384

It took about six days last year according to my email records.

I'm always curious what the cutoff for the random pool might be though.
by vig180
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SEC Pants Party!
Replies: 27
Views: 6387

SEC fans crybabies? Last year all those Big 10ers were aching for a rematch but fortunately common sense prevailed and Florida showed that Urban Meyer could coach well enough to destroy the Big 10 champ. Whether that can happen again this year is a matter of speculation, but I would hesitate to dism...
by vig180
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SEC Pants Party!
Replies: 27
Views: 6387

The SEC not the toughest? I'm not sure I agree with that- sure we may not have any superstar national champ contenders this year, but the SEC East at least may be the deepest division in I-A for the quality of teams on the whole. Even in the West the MS teams might be returning to respectability and...
by vig180
Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Yellow Mellow
Replies: 23
Views: 8176

Interestingly, the Middle East, or at least where I've been so far, seems to be dominated by Pepsi. Perhaps it's because of competition from "Mecca Cola," or, more likely, rumors that Coke supports Israel. Anyway, certainly no Mello Yello here, alas.
by vig180
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: POLL!
Replies: 31
Views: 12862

I like the Vandy team and I think they are good, but I don't think they are 10 spots better than USF. Discuss. I think it has something to do with the fact Vandy went to a non-Southeast tournament so a lot of other teams/voters got a chance to see them play and how they stacked up against some of t...
by vig180
Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-2007 College Basketball "Haters in the House"
Replies: 61
Views: 17030

One question that always seems to come up about now is if a team that has more quality wins is better than a team that has a better record overall. For example, Memphis has shot to the top of the polls despite only having beaten two decent teams (Kentucky and Gonzaga) while steamrolling pitiful CUSA...
by vig180
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where have all the bids gone
Replies: 16
Views: 6377

One of the main reasons for hosting these is to earn money for your club, and I highly doubt a high school would get a bid over a college team for that reason. It'd basically be like taking money out of the college circuit instead of spreading it around. Eh, I dunno about that. If there aren't any ...
by vig180
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 12769

What teams? From a brief overview of the stats, maybe 20-25% of teams who played averaged around 150 or less PPG. while the best teams were well into the upper 300s/lower 400s. This is probably an ideal situation since getting easier would make things too easy. So I admittedly overstated the effect...
by vig180
Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 12769

For what it's worth, dude, ACF nationals has changed a lot since 2004. It's become more accessible, certainly in the prelim rounds, and while it's still hard, it's what a national tournament should be. I would recommend looking at ACF nationals 2006, it might give you a better idea of what nats is ...
by vig180
Tue Feb 20, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF
Replies: 32
Views: 12769

Well, I'm reluctant to post this because I'm afraid I'll be hanged, drawn, and quartered by the "ACF cabal" (note: this is sarcasm), get a particularly nasty entry on the qbwiki, or inadvertently start a nuclear flamewar, but here goes: 1. ACF Fall is an excellent tournament. The difficulty of the a...
by vig180
Fri Feb 16, 2007 4:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The problem with getting more people involved
Replies: 4
Views: 1890

It's also a matter of rewards- at my high school, our local TV tournament not only got us on TV but awarded something like $100,000 in total scholarship prizes with the winning team splitting $37,500. So the only format our coach would ever let us and anyone other than me wanted to practice was the ...
by vig180
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Midwest SCT at Michigan, 2/10/07
Replies: 9
Views: 4235

People who happen to be on the other side of the world this semester greatly appreciate the real-time updates. Now, if only other SCTs could do that...
by vig180
Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 10467

A rather confusing addition process, but here's what I got: vig180- 10 9 8 4 7 3 5 – 46 Steve Kaplan- 10 9 7 4 6 5 – 41 swwFCqb- 9 7 6 4 5 2 1 8 – 42 zwtipp- 9 8 (didn’t see a wild card pick) 4 - 21 Byko- 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 – 47 BLiu- 9 8 3 6 – 26 ValenciaQBowl- 9 8 7 5 4 2 1 3 – 39 No...
by vig180
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Quiz Bowl 2006-2007
Replies: 70
Views: 30273

When I read for Dorman A vs. Dorman B earlier in the year, the B team very nearly ended up winning. I think the final point differential was 10 or so, pending a protest. Talk about depth.... I also think it's interesting that Norcross has beaten a higher seed in the playoffs of several of its tourna...
by vig180
Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 10467

5) Colts
by vig180
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: UGA Spring Quizbowl Tournament (4/21/07)
Replies: 7
Views: 3961

RESULTS: UGA Spring Quizbowl Tournament (4/21/07)

The University of Georgia Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce our Spring Quizbowl Tournament, to be held on April 21st on the UGA campus in Athens, GA. FORMAT: 10 one-line, pyramidal questions followed by either a 15 question worksheet or 10 question lightning round (the team is still deciding). T...
by vig180
Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 10467

3. Colts
2. New Orleans
by vig180
Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 10467

Going overseas so...

7. New Orleans def. Philadelphia
1. Chargers def. Patriots
by vig180
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - The Finale
Replies: 32
Views: 10467

10. Louisville def. Wake
9. LSU def. Notre Dame
8. Philadelphia def. Giants
7. NFL second round game #1
6. Ohio State def. Florida
5. Super Bowl
4. Patriots def. Jets
3. AFC Championship game
2. NFC Championship Game
1. NFL second round game #2

Format right?
by vig180
Sat Dec 30, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: College quizbowl 5 years from now...
Replies: 37
Views: 29905

Like theMoMa, I played on absolutely terrible HS questions (AUK-style). Thus the only QB I knew was stuff I could find in the Stanford and ACF archives, which definitely helped prepare me for the transition. Still, it took me all of last year on playing NAQT DII questions before I finally felt like ...
by vig180
Thu Dec 28, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Week Seventeen Pick 'Em - First game is on Saturday!
Replies: 8
Views: 2623

10. Gator - WVU def. Georgia Tech 9. Philadelphia def. Atlanta 8. Chick-Fil-A - Virginia Tech def. Georgia (Alas) 7. Oklahoma def. Boise State 6. Kansas City def. Jacksonville 5. Rose - Michigan def. USC 4. Cotton - Nebraska def. Auburn 3. Wisconsin def. Arkansas 2. Buffalo def. Baltimore 1. Pittsbu...
by vig180
Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Sixteen
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

10. San Diego def. Seattle
9. Oregon St def. Missouri
8. Denver def. Cincy
7. New Orleans def. New York Giants
6. Texas Tech def. Minnesota
5. UCLA def. Florida St
4. Dallas def. Philly
3. Jacksonville def. New England
2. Texas A&M def. Cal.
1. Kentucky def. Clemson
by vig180
Wed Dec 13, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pick 'Em - Week Fifteen
Replies: 9
Views: 3022

10. San Diego def. KS City
9. TCU def. Northern Illinois
8. NY Jets def. Minnesota
7. Dallas def. Atlanta
6. New York Giants def. Philly
5. South Florida def. East Carolina
4. BYU def. Oregon
3. Tulsa def. Utah
2. Rice def. Troy
1. Cincinnati def. Indianapolis

Bowls are much too random.