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by Deviant Insider
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

A huge thanks to our 2019 Round Sponsors! Ankit Aggarwal sponsored a Finals Round. Groger Ranks, HSQBRank via Fred Morlan, Alumni of Fisher Catholic Quiz Bowl, SCOP Novice, Greg Peterson, Mike Bentley, Greater Pennsylvania Quiz Bowl, Bryn and Eric Douglass, Peter Schmidt, and Raynor Kuang and QuizDB...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

A member of this family named Vincent has his draft survey hidden by his mother Mary Moriarty since her other son Kenneth died in the war. Princeton's Firestone Library holds the only authorized manuscripts of several stories about this family, including "The Last and Best of the Peter Pans" and "T...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

This story's title derives from a section of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's ("teh-yar duh shar-dan'z") The Omega Point that argues love will allow humanity to evolve into the divine. A woman in this story goes on a long tangent about the time her father paid off the mortgage for the Godhighs' mansion...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

The main site of Scobol Solo has advanced stats by category.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

In a novel, producers of this good form a union at the urging of Lester Mead, but the title "Strong Wind" breaks the movement. In another novel, a man who produced this good is thrown onto an ocean-bound train filled with a bunch of corpses, but when people do not believe his tale about his ordeal,...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

Economist Charles Lave argued that loosening these restrictions would reduce deaths, contradicting theories built on the Solomon curve. Part of Richard Nixon's Project Independence withheld federal funds if these restrictions were not aligned with national standards. Anders Wiklöf ("VICK-loef") rec...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NSC 2019 Set Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 2179

Re: NSC 2019 Set Discussion

One member of this group decided to name her child after the street she lived on after she disfigured her nose while riding a bus. A member of this group recalls a childhood memory in which Popo's pain while dying was alleviated by a soup made using human flesh. This group's stories appear under th...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Congratulations to 2019 PACE NSC Champion Thomas Jefferson S&T A!

Time for the Awards and then the All-Star Game.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

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UPDATE: Taylor won the first game, so we are playing another one.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Thomas Jefferson S&T A will play James E. Taylor for the Championship at 2:15! It will be an advantaged final in favor of TJ. Tiebreakers at 1:30: 3rd place: Blair A vs. University Lab in Lake Audobon 7th place: Beavercreek vs. Chattahoochee A in Lake Thoreau 11th place: Ladue vs. LASA in Lake Anne ...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

We are posting morning results here.

EDIT: It's 10 AM, and we have three rounds of stats posted.

EDIT: That was 10 AM Central Time and we're in Virginia, so it's less impressive than I thought, but still not bad.
by Deviant Insider
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

The Women in Quizbowl Discussion has been cancelled. Some of the issues that would have been discussed there will be discussed at the David Riley Players and Coaches Conference on Friday night.
by Deviant Insider
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA
Replies: 31
Views: 12016

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

The David Riley Players and Coaches Conference will take place Friday night, and the Women in Quizbowl Discussion will take place Saturday night. Both of them will be in the Lake Audubon Ballroom. The former is sponsored by PACE, and the latter is not, though my personal recommendation is to go to b...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 11
Views: 4666

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Everything is now posted. All three sets will exist next year, and I am also producing a middle school set in IESA format.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: My Guide to High School Outreach
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: My Guide to High School Outreach

Thank you for putting this together. It is nice to have this much information in one place.

I would add the Quizbowl Resource Center or Quizbowl Packet Archive to the list just because it is sometimes useful to see actual packets, but that could just be me.
by Deviant Insider
Tue May 28, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

A few things... One is that I have heard of Eden Prairie. I was very excited when the team I coached beat Eden Prairie in 2007. Your team had Trevor Davis, Gautam Kandlikar, and Michael Wright who went on to, respectively, win a ICT individual scoring title, help win an ICT team title, and attended ...
by Deviant Insider
Wed May 15, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: NAQT IS/HS Level Math
Replies: 5
Views: 1079

Re: NAQT IS/HS Level Math

If you go to https://www.quizdb.org/ and do a question search of science math of regular high school difficulty on "the" you get 207 tossups and 122 bonuses. Also, the Masonic sets at http://quizbowlpackets.com/ have a lot of math and name categories, so you can do ctrl-f math. The Masonic bonuses m...
by Deviant Insider
Wed May 08, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Private Forum Creation
Replies: 3
Views: 1142

Re: Private Forum Creation

What happens to private forums once the set is posted?
by Deviant Insider
Thu May 02, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 11
Views: 4666

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Masonics are now posted. There are one or two states who might use Solo for NASAT tryouts, so I am going to wait to post that. I do not own the Reinstein Set entry on the database--that set will be posted once that issue is worked out, but the Reinstein Set questions are just a subset of the Masoni...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 11
Views: 4666

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

Unless I hear before April 30 about somebody wanting to use my sets, I will post them soon after that.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Re: What is a collegiate nationals middle part?

Something that I have always found interesting is how different the community's answer to this question is at the high school level versus the college level. It seems as if the community believes that, relative to their respective sets, high school teams should perform significantly better at natio...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

High school quizbowl should have 0/0 computational math and 1/1 non-computational math. Seriously, comp math sucks and is impossible to make pyramidal. Stop including it in otherwise excellent tournaments, people who do so! I should have been clearer in my original post. I am not calling for comput...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 9
Views: 2198

Why don't we have 1/1 math?

There is already a thread on this topic in the collegiate section, but I don't think that the arguments and/or possibly the conclusion are the same for high school quizbowl. A little historical background: Back before 2000, high school quizbowl was a much more regional activity. Instead of the curr...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Frequent Science topics
Replies: 2
Views: 842

Re: Frequent Science topics

Welcome to the boards!

You can see a list and a debate about whether or not such a list is a good idea in this thread.

If somebody is interested in learning a lot over a period of time, this is a great read.
by Deviant Insider
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Women in Sets
Replies: 14
Views: 8314

Re: Women in Sets

One more thing that I didn't say earlier is that if you are looking at percentages the goal probably should be adjusted based on the level and number of questions you are writing. If you are contributing a packet to a college or open event, you have the option of submitting a packet that has gender ...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Remember the '90s?
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: Remember the '90s?

I don't know much about the college side of things, but I'll try to address some high school stuff. Even with high school stuff, I'll focus on Illinois, since high school quizbowl was much more regional then than it is now. I played a tiny bit of quizbowl in the 1980s--a high school tournament at St...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2922

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

As long as we're remembering the 2011 NSC: Some of the Ben Cooper Young Ambassador recipients were doing the "Death March of Quizbowl" when their award was announced, so they had to be given the award later. The packets had no tiebreaker questions, and some of the buildings with matches did not have...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE
Replies: 14
Views: 2922

Re: AMA about the 2011 NSC & the evolution of PACE

If I remember correctly, PAC (or Panasonics or NTAE) did not have any trash, and that predated NSC. (I'm not going to get into all the crazy stuff PAC did have, because that's another story.) Also, there probably were some state organizations that did not have trash--while IHSA has always had a Misc...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 3484

Re: Missouri 18-19

If you played, coached, or moderated at GAC, BASIC, or BRIC and want to discuss the questions, go to the User Control Panel and join the 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion.
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Famous People who played Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 14359

Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

While he never did anything at the national level or, as far as I know, in college, Sammy Gelfand was a serious player in high school at the local level. He attended Von Steuben, which is a magnet school in Chicago that played a lot of local tournaments at the time, graduating in 2005. He was on the...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19
Replies: 11
Views: 4666

Re: Scobol Solo and Masonics 2018-19

The 2019 Reinstein Set was used for the first time yesterday, and the response is: "Thanks again for a great set of questions! Nicely put together, easy to read, and well-edited." If you want to use it, let me know soon. It is being used this week in Missouri, but I don't know if it will be used any...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a first line?
Replies: 36
Views: 6683

Re: What is the purpose of a first line?

What is the purpose of a first line? There are several purposes, many of which have been noted above. That being said, the #1 purpose is to give the person in the match with the most knowledge on the topic a chance to buzz in. If there is data showing that a significant number of first sentences are...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Let me add: A team scoring over 400 points in a match, which University Lab did twice and IMSA did once, is a very impressive feat in this format. If a team answers every tossup and every team part directed at them, that gets 400 points. To go over 400, you need to score more from rebounds than you ...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Sectionals are novice difficulty with harder leadins and hard parts. State is close to nationals difficulty, with the first five rounds being easier and the last two rounds being as difficult if not more difficult. The last two rounds are only played by the top four teams in each class. Of the two l...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Here is a list of lit tossups and team easy parts. It includes myth and grammar. Let me know what else stands out as bad ideas or bad implementations. Tossups: Bible (in US Lit), The Lamb, spears, Flaubert, Mexico, subtitles, Gertrude Stein, Lake Isle of Innisfree, Rebecca, Argonauts, Gunter Grass, ...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

Here are the miscellaneous answers in round order: Agriculture--plow Pop Culture--Mission: Impossible Industrial Arts--rivets Journalism--Times v. Sullivan Sports--Nick Foles Consumer Ed--W-2 Technology--3D printing I do not get to determine the categories, though I do get to determine what to do wi...
by Deviant Insider
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

I was not able to make it to Masonic State, so I didn't see the questions play out. So far I have gotten exactly zero feedback. I'll take anything, good or bad! Did anybody notice any trends? Did any questions stand out? I have seen the scores in 1A, and they are lower than I would like them to be. ...
by Deviant Insider
Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois 18-19
Replies: 33
Views: 11200

Re: Illinois 18-19

The Regional scores are all posted.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Kentucky 2018-19
Replies: 15
Views: 4593

Re: Kentucky 2018-19

If anybody wants to discuss the Solo questions, feel free to join the 2018 Scobol Solo Discussion using the Control Panel.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

The set is still not open to public discussion, since it will be used in Iowa and Missouri, but feel free to make any requests in this thread at this point.
by Deviant Insider
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Congrats to New Berlin, University Lab, and IMSA!
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

They do not post one. It is possible that coaches will be sent that information, but the key word there is possible.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

In this novel, Shiva and Saleem are born on August 15, 1947. 1 Name this novel set in Bombay that was awarded The Best of the Booker in 2008, meaning it was chosen as the best novel in 40 years written in the British Commonwealth, Ireland, or South Africa. Midnight’s Children 2 This author wrote Mid...
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Class 1A Qualifiers: Edwards County Elgin Academy Fisher Flanagan-Cornell Galena Routt Catholic Gallatin County United Morrison New Berlin ROWVA Villa Grove Class 2A Qualifiers: Carlinville Latin School of Chicago Illinois Valley Central Johnston City Macomb Chicago Christian Robinson Wesclin Univer...
by Deviant Insider
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion

The answerline was: hydrogen peroxide [accept H2O2 [“H two O two”] before the end]. There were no instructions on how to handle an answer of peroxide, and it probably should have said to prompt. In common English, the two are synonymous, though scientifically hydrogen peroxide is an example of a per...
by Deviant Insider
Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Set Discussion

Here is the pairing of questions involving St. Louis: This city’s Old Courthouse, designed by Lavielle and Morton, is part of Gateway Arch National Park. 1 Name this city along the Mississippi River. St. Louis, Missouri 2 This Finnish-American architect designed the Gateway Arch. Eero Saarinen 3 Dan...
by Deviant Insider
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Set Discussion

Surtsey is one of these things that was created naturally during the 1960s. Some locations can gain and/or lose their classification as this type of place, such as Mont Saint-Michel [mawn sahn mee-shel] in France, which is sometimes called the “tidal” type of this kind of object. Seamounts sometime...
by Deviant Insider
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois Masonic 18-19
Replies: 11
Views: 2319

Re: Illinois Masonic 18-19

Results are up except for the two Sectionals that were postponed.
by Deviant Insider
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Topic: 2019 Masonic/Reinstein Set Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1237

Re: Set Discussion

It is OK to discuss individual questions in here. However, requests for many questions or a list of questions within a category will not be honored until after State is played.