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by Father Comstock
Wed May 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 34051

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I feel really uncomfortable right now because I just realized that Matt Bruce read a round to us at MSNCT. With what I know now, I wouldn't have wanted my female teammates in that room. I'm shocked that NAQT wasn't able to protect me and my teammates from something that has no place in Quiz Bowl an...
by Father Comstock
Tue May 15, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together
Replies: 33
Views: 9471

Re: I Love You, QB, So Please Get It The F*** Together

Personally I get really tired of people who have nothing to be afraid of feeling empowered by the reactions of the community to shitty things that happen. I'm sure some of you mean well, but honestly when you say things like you're 'buoyed" by the support blah blah and in the same breath call actua...
by Father Comstock
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl men, get a haircut
Replies: 102
Views: 14998

Re: Quizbowl men, get a haircut

With a little research and some reviews, you can often get cuts or dye jobs from current cosmetology students that are quite good for a fraction of the price such a cut would run you at a standard salon. (The "research" portion is of course paramount, as there are obviously students who will fuck u...
by Father Comstock
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How Do/Did you Study?
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: How Do/Did you Study?

if you have lots and lots of cards try using specialized flashcard software (see: anki, mnemosyne). they use cool formulas to help you retain information and you don't need to have an internet connection This. I use Anki religiously (I've got well over 2000 cards I study using it). It helps you ret...
by Father Comstock
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On talking about high schoolers
Replies: 14
Views: 6089

Re: On talking about high schoolers

A lot of very good points are made in this post. I think it unfair to say that high schoolers are no longer in your peer group the minute you are in college. A lot of my very close friends from quiz bowl are high schoolers and I don't think there is a problem with that. But I guess I also have the d...
by Father Comstock
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 36196

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

El Salvadoreno wrote:
I don't presume to speak for Ben A., but I am pretty sure this was satire (not that the win wasn't impressive, it was).
Yeah, it definitely was. Eshaan is quite talented though... I unfortunately crossed paths with him at PACE as well. Did not think I would ever take an L to Nevada.
by Father Comstock
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 36196

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

The notable Eshaan Vakil defeated Hunter (2 time HSNCT champs) at PACE this past year. Why isn't he ranked Mr. Morlan!!!!!!!!!!!! I am not talking about one game or one tournament. I am talking about two teams which a knowledgeable corps of voters deemed some of country's very best being excluded f...
by Father Comstock
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!
Replies: 122
Views: 36196

Re: HSQBRank 2017-18: Now with a Patreon page!

The notable Eshaan Vakil defeated Hunter (2 time HSNCT champs) at PACE this past year. Why isn't he ranked Mr. Morlan!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Father Comstock
Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition
Replies: 22
Views: 8000

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State, 2017 Edition

So far it is a struggle to get IN more involved in pyramidal quiz bowl since NAC coaches are typically nonresponsive to email. It'd be nice if Harrison could join the Culver/St. Joe duality of pyramidal questions but they are still chipsters. EVEN AFTER he sent a previously used season set for the l...
by Father Comstock
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament
Replies: 18
Views: 4809

Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

QU is as pyramidal as it gets. If your pyramid is one block tall.
by Father Comstock
Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 27812

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I'm not sure enough about anything to post numerical rankings, but I'd expect the best teams in Illinois this year to be (in no particular order) IMSA, Stevenson, Fremd, OPRF, and Barrington. I could also see several of the downstate teams mentioned getting into this group, but it's impossible to p...
by Father Comstock
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 36251

Re: 2017 HSNCT discussion

This event targeted those who believed in further negotiation on the basis of the Treaty of Newport. Nathaniel Rich's regiment of horse occupied Palace Yard during this event, which favored supporters of the Vote of No Addresses. 45 men were arrested on (*) Parliament's steps during this sole milit...
by Father Comstock
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 27812

Re: Illinois '17-'18

way to rank yourself Kevin

EDIT: I see you covered this in the intro, I'm d u m b
by Father Comstock
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 11628

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

A blacklist seems somewhat presumptuous unless there are other people who have been similarly turned down. stuff I can confirm what Brad said about not being a company shill. I didn't even know who he was when he read for us until the end of my last match with him and I had messaged him several tim...
by Father Comstock
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited
Replies: 41
Views: 11628

Re: Would You Recommend Working for NAQT? Revisited

I applied for NAQT and was denied because I was a noob, and looking back, my questions did suck; I was a first timer and did not know to fact check and check for flow etc etc.. thank you Clark Smith and others for advice on that. However, they never treated me less than professionally, including Jon...
by Father Comstock
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament
Replies: 31
Views: 9147

Re: 2017 Montgomery Blair Academic Tournament

Ditto "you shouldn't do 1/1 Social Science and Philosophy at regular season HS difficulty." I agree with most everything else in this post, but I don't know if this is true or not. As far as I can tell, most if not all of the regular difficulty housewrites this past year had 1/1 to 1.5/1.5 social s...
by Father Comstock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 8689

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

dhumphreys17 wrote:
Father Comstock wrote:I hate to say it, but Indianapolis has a couple NAC events during the year. Not that it's quiz bowl, but it does happen.
:chip: events ≠ quality tournaments. Let's make that crystal clear, please and thank you.
Pretty sure I did. Thanks for the help though
by Father Comstock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 8689

Re: Quiz Bowl & Metropolitan Areas in 2017

I hate to say it, but Indianapolis has a couple NAC events during the year. Not that it's quiz bowl, but it does happen.
by Father Comstock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

My bad, I did not know that was banned. I'm genuinely curious though, why haven't the sets been posted?
by Father Comstock
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Your Feline Genome wrote:Is this set going to be posted?
Avoid making content-free posts on the board. In particular, quoting another post and providing no additional information ("empty-quoting") is forbidden. -- the Mgmt
by Father Comstock
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

dhumphreys17 wrote:
Pascal Plays Poker wrote: I appreciated the mosquitoes tossup; They are underrepresented in quizbowl.
I presume you mean relative to :bees: .
He liked it because he wrote a similar toss up, getting him that sweet first line buzz. :lol:
by Father Comstock
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 9972

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

Big Y wrote:Is there any truth to the rumor that there was a visual question featuring the First Lady in a bikini?
I swear it happened. Hopefully my teammates read this and can back me up. Not many people were in the room, and it seems as if it was only used at the NOLA site.
by Father Comstock
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Illinois Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Illinois '17-'18
Replies: 154
Views: 27812

Re: Illinois '17-'18

I'm excited to see Deepak/Govind/Arjun/Fourth Player absolutely wreck.
by Father Comstock
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I thought the difficulty fluctuated a lot between rounds (University of Alabama and Lisbon being two I think; Michael also expressed his concern above) Given that Lisbon has been mentioned at least twice in this thread, I'm curious to learn more about this comment. I (maybe incorrectly) thought I k...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

(I"m pretty sure) It changed the outcome of Clark's tie match against DCC in the super playoffs. It did not. This question was used in the superplayoffs game that took place beforehand (where Dublin Scioto played Barrington), unless my memory is really failing me. Even though I was ostensibly the r...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

I'll write up a larger commentary on the set later, but overall I enjoyed it very much. One question I was curious about, however, was the bonus asking for "The Hebrew Bible," which prompted but did not outright accept "the Old Testament," when asking about some philosopher who did not consider the...
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: 2017 NSC set discussion
Replies: 85
Views: 26827

Re: 2017 NSC set discussion

Ankit,

I won't quote your whole post, but I think you did a pretty good job differentiating between the different levels of talent. I am good at math and would have likely received power on most of these questions sort of late, but Gus and Jon got them earlier than that, because they love math. :lol:
by Father Comstock
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Indiana 2017-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1043

Indiana 2017-2018

With St. Joe's talented class, Tommy, Gus, and I graduating and Mrs. Schneider retiring in the near future, Indiana is definitely going to be changing over the next few years. While a good chunk of pyramidal player talent will be gone, we can now help staff and expand real quiz bowl. My goal is for ...
by Father Comstock
Mon Jun 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 9972

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

Zionsville's best and only regular season aPPB was 19.64, so they're probably in the top 400 teams. Their team preferred Pyramids but Indiana is relatively a desert in regards to good Quiz Bowl. No house writes and only 1 regular difficulty tournament this year (state). Harrison played IS-160,164, ...
by Father Comstock
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 9972

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

I can't speak for Daviess nor Henderson, but Campbell's team prefers NAC. From what I can tell, it's because they win on it a lot, as they did against us.
by Father Comstock
Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: NAC going pyramidal?
Replies: 27
Views: 9972

Re: NAC going pyramidal?

After going to PACE and getting thwomped, I can confirm that losing at PACE is more fun than winning at NAC. Any coach that subjects their student to :chip: is not teaching their students anything about actual learning and is rather giving their team a false sense of security in their abilities. Esp...
by Father Comstock
Wed May 24, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 39490

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

It's also an outlet for community pride when a team can point to a 'national' ranking of teams and show their principal, teachers, family, etc. where they rank nationally. Because when people step back and consider that their team is ranked, say, 114th in the entire nation, they realize that's pret...
by Father Comstock
Thu May 18, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 7805

Re: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list pleas

I'm worried people think I actually like QU bc of my previous post. I just want to clear the air and say that I do not think it is quiz bowl. :lol:
by Father Comstock
Thu May 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 7805

Re: Annual call for help with HSQBRank!

There are more than a thousand high school academic competitions across the country, and most of them use Questions Unlimited. What is your source for "most"? (As opposed to, say, "some.") Not my own words. Maybe this is only a meme among my team, but it's here. http://www.qunlimited.com/trn.html
by Father Comstock
Thu May 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Help with HSQBRank & 2x check this tournament list please!
Replies: 26
Views: 7805

Re: Annual call for help with HSQBRank!

Excluding the above and trawling NAQT.com for PPB-free results, here's the list of tournaments I currently have. If you notice anything missing, please let me know ASAP. I hope to release rankings early next week. 2017 ASCA Small School .... Yellow Jacket Invitational Edit: Also, the only remaining...
by Father Comstock
Fri May 12, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSQBRank 2016-2017
Replies: 101
Views: 39490

Re: HSQBRank 2016-2017

I don't believe that Fred can or should have to account for who's playing at a given tournament. If you declare that your "A" team is playing (or don't put a letter on it) then that's your team. He's dealing with hundreds of teams, so it's just not practical for him to comb through rosters. Even if...
by Father Comstock
Sat May 06, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DCC Spring Tournament-May 6th (SSNCT Mirror)
Replies: 5
Views: 2606

Re: DCC Spring Tournament-May 6th (SSNCT Mirror)

Excellently run tournament. Thanks for putting this on!!
by Father Comstock
Fri May 05, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 3806

Re: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament

Pascal Plays Poker wrote:Ben, you forgot about IMSA. More out-of-state and in-state teams should come!
IMSA can't come because silly Pranav staffed ICT
by Father Comstock
Fri May 05, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 3806

Re: Northmont Pre-Nationals Tournament

Mr. Jones seems to have forgotten he posted about this on here (more info here: http://ohioqbforum.net/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=455 ). The field is now: Harrison (IN) (1) Northmont (1) Sidney (1) Tippecanoe (1) Walnut Hills (1) and I know everybody would love to have some more competition for a sweet IC...
by Father Comstock
Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8
Replies: 25
Views: 12935

Re: 2017 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 8

There are definitely more mirrors. I know at least that Northmont, OH is mirroring it on May 20.
by Father Comstock
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3730

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

Harrison would like to soft reserve a spot. If it gets to 7 sometime soon, please let me know. Why is it capped at only 8 teams? EDIT: I read. Question answered. Spots are initially reserved for those who are on the invite list. You will be added to the waitlist in the meantime. Oh. I read more the...
by Father Comstock
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017
Replies: 9
Views: 3730

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

Harrison would like to soft reserve a spot. If it gets to 7 sometime soon, please let me know. Why is it capped at only 8 teams?

EDIT: I read. Question answered.
by Father Comstock
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State
Replies: 61
Views: 31093

Re: The State of Good Quizbowl, State-by-State

I shall certainly try my best to get Indiana out of the gutter next year. This year, there were 2 IS-A tourneys, nothing harder, and 3 NAC tourneys, which gets an F from me.
by Father Comstock
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 23488

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

I see there are some pretty good teams on the waitlist.. Is there any chance the field will expand? Field expansion is not an option we're considering for the 2017 NSC due to logistical limitations, but it is something we are keeping on the table for future NSCs. I only asked because Dublin Scioto ...
by Father Comstock
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago
Replies: 50
Views: 23488

Re: 2017 PACE NSC: June 10-11, Chicago

I see there are some pretty good teams on the waitlist.. Is there any chance the field will expand?
by Father Comstock
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 8530

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

This thread makes me want to start an Indiana Quiz Bowl Alliance next year.
by Father Comstock
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 8507

Re: Math Monstrosity (Preliminary Announcement)

This should be played at NSC!!!
by Father Comstock
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 8530

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

https://www.naqt.com/samples/ I will take this link as a complete NAQT endorsement of distributing pyramids at :chip: bowl. :lol: It is nothing more or less than "here is one place you can find sample pyramidal questions that are clear for distribution, and also the only place you can find NAQT que...
by Father Comstock
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Louisiana 2016-2017
Replies: 36
Views: 8530

Re: Louisiana 2016-2017

I will take this link as a complete NAQT endorsement of distributing pyramids at :chip: bowl. :lol:
by Father Comstock
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 11989

Re: GEODUCK (Geography Side Event)

Geo is what got me hooked on quiz bowl. I'M SO READY.