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by BuzzerZen
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Archived stats from Taft
Replies: 1
Views: 1134

Archived stats from Taft

Hey so I have no idea who might still care about this, but I feel like I should make sure I do this properly so. The former quizbowlpackets.com server is going away, which is where the dump of Taft went when I shut it down. Also the domain was expiring and as I am a recent college grad with no curre...
by BuzzerZen
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Shutting down Taft
Replies: 0
Views: 974

Shutting down Taft

My inability to properly respond to Hunter's needs during Prison Bowl this past weekend has made it obvious to me that I've become Taft's absentee landlord, and I don't feel good about this. I haven't done much to improve or promote the code in a long time. Considering the monthly expense of running...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: New VHSL Commissioner and State Tournament Director

Hey Fred, welcome to the boards. I'm glad that you've joined, and I hope you'll continue Shawn's excellent record of communicating with VHSL teams and players via the boards and listening to what they have to say. In the years that I played in VHSL Scholastic Bowl events, my sense was that the quest...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Aug 17, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim talk about two Harvard tournaments
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Prelim talk about two Harvard tournaments

I would attend and write a packet for the 12/5 T-Party date. Teams with me on them are packet-required by most reckonings this year, and since I dunno if I'll really have teammates this year yet, anything that spreads my limited packet-writing wherewithal more evenly across the school year is good w...
by BuzzerZen
Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 10660

Re: VCU Open discussion

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:Any tournament that asks about Hamster Huey and the Gooey Kablooie is a winner in my book.
Dammit, how did I miss this one?
by BuzzerZen
Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 26199

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

FredMorlan wrote:I am 100% going to this.
woooooooooooooooo
by BuzzerZen
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Music Questions for Music Players
Replies: 122
Views: 26611

Re: Writing Music Questions for Music Players

I'm uncomfortable anytime we start saying that people who study things a certain way should be getting tossups over people who study things a different way. Until you can figure out how to reward players who merely listen to a piece, the solutions are somewhat unsatisfactory. Note: this is probably...
by BuzzerZen
Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8
Replies: 114
Views: 26199

Re: VCU Open II at VCU - Saturday, August 8

Cheynem wrote:Our fourth player is now the legendary George Berry.
Sweet!
by BuzzerZen
Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sub Distro within Painting
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Sub Distro within Painting

Russian dance music wrote:Smithson, Beuys
painting
by BuzzerZen
Sat Jul 25, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sub Distro within Painting
Replies: 10
Views: 1242

Re: Sub Distro within Painting

4/4 abstract expressionism
4/4 post-painterly abstraction/Washington color school/Sol LeWitt
4/4 pop art
4/4 Goya and El Greco
4/4 Edward Hopper
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 16793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

Chris was setting things up and then playing in the tournament itself...some of the best staff on the Maryland team were playing instead As far as I'm concerned, this is poor form. Obviously some sort of a house team was required to prevent byes in the schedule, but it is incumbent on tournament ho...
by BuzzerZen
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 16793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

I vaguely still intend to come, despite presently having zero teammates. I am going to attempt to rustle some up, however. Are you still without any teammates? Mehdi just bowed out, so we've got an opening. I just did the same, so harry/sarah/will also has an opening. Methinks I shall join this tea...
by BuzzerZen
Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 16793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

I vaguely still intend to come, despite presently having zero teammates. I am going to attempt to rustle some up, however.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '08-'09
Replies: 1271
Views: 135933

Re: Illinois '08-'09

THREAD OVER.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 16793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

At some point I must have neglected to clarify that Hannah will be playing with me and the Hunters, so we'll be Tabyetkirkins or something similarly awesome (OR PICK YOUR OWN BETTER NAME). I thought she was playing with me and Passner. What treachery is this? (In reality: whatever.) I was? goddammi...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland
Replies: 102
Views: 16793

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun X Mirror (7/11/09) at Maryland

everyday847 wrote:At some point I must have neglected to clarify that Hannah will be playing with me and the Hunters, so we'll be Tabyetkirkins or something similarly awesome (OR PICK YOUR OWN BETTER NAME).
I thought she was playing with me and Passner. What treachery is this?

(In reality: whatever.)
by BuzzerZen
Sat Jun 20, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NTAE
Replies: 57
Views: 10913

Re: 2009 NTAE

DumbJaques wrote:Continuing the casino night is the one thing I recommend retaining from the PAC tournament. Well, that and MD vs. VA chicken fighting.
I have never agreed more with you, Chris Ray.
by BuzzerZen
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 29627

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

I spy a 2009-2010 thread!
by BuzzerZen
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina '08-'09
Replies: 54
Views: 9446

Re: North Carolina '08-'09

Hey, there's an '09-'10 thread up there so I'm going to lock this one.
by BuzzerZen
Sun Jun 14, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl and the curriculum
Replies: 17
Views: 1718

Re: Quizbowl and the curriculum

I think an important footnote to the above is that "what high school curricula cover" can indeed be used as a partial metric for difficulty in some areas. Every 9th or 10th grader taking high school chemistry is going to learn what Avogadro's number is. Quizbowl favorites like the Diels-Alder reacti...
by BuzzerZen
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9
Replies: 67
Views: 13813

Re: CaTO/TaCO at VCU August 9

Tower Monarch wrote:(the difficulty section, specifically)
Whatever you might say, I am going to assume that this tournament will in fact be harder than VCU Open itself.
by BuzzerZen
Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Better Stats
Replies: 20
Views: 2287

Re: Better Stats

That's a great plan. As someone who has explored the various options for how to achieve this, my advice is to keep in mind that whatever you do, you have to make it so that people can essentially plug and chug from Word; this is quite difficult to do and I've yet to find an elegant solution for it,...
by BuzzerZen
Tue Jun 09, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of using power matching at NSC
Replies: 42
Views: 7811

Re: Discussion of using power matching at NSC

Yeah, I'm pretty sure, based on inspection of cards over the last few years, that the current system has teams seeded into 16-team groups during their first four rounds. If you have card 1+16n after 4 rounds, you have won four games and are the top team in your initial group. After that, things get ...
by BuzzerZen
Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Better Stats
Replies: 20
Views: 2287

Re: Better Stats

cvdwightw wrote: 3. We're waiting for BeES Godot to show up
by BuzzerZen
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EuroFest at Mizzou Open
Replies: 33
Views: 8495

Re: EuroFest at Mizzou Open

Cheynem wrote:1 (one)
You're doing it wrong!
by BuzzerZen
Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament Dates 2009-2010
Replies: 79
Views: 6797

Re: Tournament Dates 2009–2010

Ahem. Don't forget to use the tournament database once this is all hashed out! :-D
by BuzzerZen
Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 32933

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

I'll start putting the cross-bracket results into this post as I get hold of it and compile it. I don't seem to have any of the championship bracket stuff yet. For now, the straight-up rankings from 17th-64th: 17 - Chattahoochee (Pozzo/Lucky champ) 18 - Rockford Auburn 19- Whitman 20 - Gonzaga 21 - ...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 67880

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

DumbJaques wrote:
Instead of choosing where I would like to go for lunch and dinner, I would have much preferred having that decided for me.
Hahaha what?
I sympathize with this position. Decisions are hard and annoying.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 5845

Re: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion

Ike wrote:Waiting for Godot
Dang. Maybe I should've played.
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 26529

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Hey, I don't want to derail, and I'm hardly defending egregious trash stuff like "Tenderloin" or "Butthead", but this constant refrain that close games can be "decided" by trash questions, whether by their mere existence in a packet or by their ordinal placement in the packet, continues to strike me...
by BuzzerZen
Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 26529

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

ClemsonQB wrote:Should NAQT appeal to the bottom 100 teams who have no shot at winning the HSNCT title, or should it appeal to the so-called elite teams who win the tournament every year? I think the answer is pretty obvious.
Well, I mean, from an entirely economic perspective, it sure is.
by BuzzerZen
Fri May 29, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland
Replies: 76
Views: 8944

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Missouri Open Mirror (6/06/09) at Maryland

I may or may not actually be able to staff this.
by BuzzerZen
Thu May 28, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?
Replies: 58
Views: 7887

Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Can my cats play in this event?
by BuzzerZen
Sun May 24, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 09 question discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 14055

Re: NSC 09 question discussion guidelines

By the way, thanks to Aidan and Matt for showing up on Sunday. They were going to keep score, but when we needed them to fill in for a team that had left, they happily jumped in.
by BuzzerZen
Sun May 24, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 32933

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

And, is there anywhere we can find out placements for teams #5-#64---all played a game 15 with their paired opposite in the other 8 team bracket within each set of 16 teams, did they not? They did indeed. I will be compiling this information and posting it in some form within the next few days, as ...
by BuzzerZen
Sun May 24, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 32933

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

The 2009 PACE National Scholastics Championship finals will be played by the Charter School of Wilmington's A team and State College Area High School's A team. Our live coverage will include question content this time since the finals will be the only game going on. We expect the finals round to beg...
by BuzzerZen
Sat May 23, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 32933

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

Your playoff brackets: Championship playoffs Didi Brookwood Dorman A Georgetown Day School A James Monroe Rancho Bernardo Southside A State College A Stow Munroe Falls Gogo Chaska Detroit Catholic Central Hunter A Maggie Walker A Thomas Jefferson A Walter Johnson Walton Wilmington Charter A Consolat...
by BuzzerZen
Sat May 23, 2009 7:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 PACE NSC
Replies: 59
Views: 32933

Re: 2009 PACE NSC

by BuzzerZen
Wed May 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format
Replies: 29
Views: 6450

Re: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format

The two playoff bracket champions will meet in an overall final to determine the 2009 PACE national champion. This will be a one-game final, with the exception of the case in which the two teams previously played in the tournament (that is, were in the same preliminary bracket). If that scenario oc...
by BuzzerZen
Mon May 18, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)
Replies: 153
Views: 32118

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open (Weekend of July 25th, 2009)

I am tentatively coming to this fine event in the Weiner Party Van, and I plan on moderating most of the events again, if not all this time.
by BuzzerZen
Mon May 18, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 79392

Re: Bad Negs Again

dtaylor4 wrote:
hwhite wrote:
jonpin wrote:Just wondering, when do NAQT sets become live? After HSNCT?
NAQT never publicly releases their sets, unfortunately.
I believe he's referring to public discussion, i.e. what we do in this thread.
"After HSNCT" is indeed when public discussion of NAQT IS-sets is allowed.
by BuzzerZen
Wed May 13, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power matching genrator
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Re: Power matching genrator

BGSO wrote:Never mind found what I was looking for, mods please delete.
How about instead of deleting this, you post a link to what you were looking for, for the edification of others?
by BuzzerZen
Tue May 12, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format
Replies: 29
Views: 6450

Re: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format

Does prelim record matter for the purpose of ranking within the playoff bracket? For instance, if one team goes 6-1 in prelims and 7-0 in playoffs, is that team tied or advantaged against a team that goes 7-0 in prelims and 6-1 in playoffs? Advantaged. There will be no overlap between prelim oppone...
by BuzzerZen
Tue May 12, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format
Replies: 29
Views: 6450

Re: PACE NSC 2009: Tournament Format

The first tossup of Round 11 will be read at 9:00 AM on Sunday. Round 15, which is the last round that all teams will play, will finish no later than 4 PM on Sunday. Not that we're in a big hurry, but why do these 5 games take so long to play on Sunday? Just trying to plan our itinerary around the ...
by BuzzerZen
Mon May 11, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 7045

Re: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M

I guess I meant more along the lines of some modern-era quizbowler playing with their child some years down the line.
by BuzzerZen
Mon May 11, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports
Replies: 79
Views: 9990

Re: The Relative Importance of Art and Sports

Thank god this outlandish thread is over.
by BuzzerZen
Sun May 10, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M
Replies: 53
Views: 7045

Re: University of Minnesota Nationals Warmup, 5/9 at the U of M

Mike, I think you got it backwards. The true key to quizbowl success lies in making sure that your family, friends, and co-religionists are studying the fourth, sixth, and seventh-most important Jewett works, so your team can dominate the entire Jewett-related answer space. Don't wait until it's to...
by BuzzerZen
Fri May 08, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Becoming a Good Social studies Player
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Becoming a Good Social studies Player

King Solomon's Bling wrote:I already read the Stanford and the High School packet archives.
All of them? Seriously?

Edit: oh, maybe you mean "read" present and not "read" preterite.