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by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '16-'17
Replies: 145
Views: 46806

Re: Illinois '16-'17

Ali Saeed wins Player of the Year
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Jun 25, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcement
Replies: 10
Views: 8246

Re: 2016 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament Global Announcem

Gautam wrote:Hey, just a friendly reminder that some folks would like to use this set for one last NASAT tryout, so this isn't technically cleared yet.

It should be clear after June 1.
Are NASAT tryouts still happening?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11703

Re: NSC 2016 Set Discussion

If I recall that tossup starts out by saying it is an "unnamed military campaign," which makes it clear (at least to me) that it's a campaign in a larger conflict. It says "theater of a larger war" before the powermark too. I guess you could say "Caribbean theater" of Spanish-American War, but that...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NSC 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 11703

Re: NSC 2016 Set Discussion

I know that round 8 got thrown out, but was the Cuban theatre of the Spanish-American War tossup that great of an idea? Could you have at least included a disclaimer of "theatre and war required" or something like that?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat May 21, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!
Replies: 8
Views: 6286

Re: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!

Hinsdale Central may mirror this set in the near future, so we are waiting for them.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Tue May 10, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16308

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I got off the waitlist, so I'm now going to Pomona College in the fall. I hope to play/staff with the Claremont Colleges team. Is anyone else going to Claremont next year?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sun May 01, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2016 NHBB Nats: Factual Errors
Replies: 9
Views: 917

Re: Factual Errors

In Round 5 of the US History Bee, the James Madison tossup mentions that "Paul Jennings purchased his freedom from this man". Daniel Webster was the one who bought Jennings' freedom (and Jennings worked for Webster to pay him off), so this clue doesn't really make any sense (I buzzed at this point a...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here
Replies: 88
Views: 33819

Re: Discuss 2016 NHBB Nationals Here

Xochicuicatl Cuecuechtli wrote:Can a private forum be created for discussion of question content?
?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)
Replies: 35
Views: 16308

Re: Where Are You Going to College Next Year (2015-2016)

I'm going to Vandy and also hope to play/staff.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MRI-4 (LIMIT mirror) New Kent High School, 1/9/16
Replies: 3
Views: 3209

Re: MRI-4 (LIMIT mirror) New Kent High School, 1/9/16

I hope everyone enjoyed the set. If you'd like to give feedback or have any questions, please send a request to join the private discussion forum from the User Control Panel. Thanks!
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Massachusetts NASAT Team
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Re: Massachusetts NASAT Team

Any word on the format of the tryout and the set that it will use?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!
Replies: 8
Views: 6286

Re: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!

If you would like to provide some feedback on the set, please join LIMIT's private discussion forum. To enter, go to User Control Panel, click on Usergroups, click on "2015 LIMIT Discussion" and hit "Join Group."
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Mon Nov 23, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Science Bowl
Replies: 7
Views: 3618

Re: Science Bowl

Science bowl does a much better job than quiz bowl of testing for actual intelligence (aside from guesses on the multiple choice questions); that being said, the format of the questions in Science Bowl is pretty horrible.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT X at Harvard (11/14/15)
Replies: 25
Views: 10238

Re: HFT X at Harvard (11/14/15)

My teammates and I really enjoyed the set. This year's logistixs were also great; I think the tournament wrapped up an hour ahead of schedule? Creds to the Harvard team for putting out the best HFT yet.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 55
Views: 19005

Re: 2015 ACF Fall general discussion

I was negged first line on the jazz piano tossup for buzzing with "double bass" on the clue "this instrument opens So What". I believe notes from the double bass open the song rather than notes from the piano.

Edit for typo
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Oct 10, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/10/2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3355

Re: Earlybird at Illinois - Urbana, IL - 10/10/2015

Hinsdale with a godly 31 PPB against Auburn
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!
Replies: 8
Views: 6286

Re: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!

Hey folks, please keep those mirror registrations coming in! The set is coming along nicely, as we are in the final stages of production. We hope to register mirrors in as many circuits around the country as possible, so if your region does not have a LIMIT mirror site and you plan on hosting a tour...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th]
Replies: 11
Views: 6223

Re: Hinsdale Central Quizbowl presents: TEAMS [September 5th

Congrat to Hinsdale Central for winning the Hinsdale Central Invitational!!!
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Central MA Fall Tournament III (Oct 31st, 2015)
Replies: 13
Views: 4807

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament III (Oct 31st, 2015)

Lexington would like to bring four readers, one buzzer, and two teams
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: HSQBRank 2015-16
Replies: 76
Views: 43024

Re: HSQBRank 2015-16

Yeah but I thought I heard something about her changing schools. Also need help with http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2536/stats/combined/teamdetail/#t18 Adding help requests with: Alpharetta: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2568/stats/complete_results/teamdetail/#t0 AMSA: http://hsquizbow...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall
Replies: 23
Views: 6914

Re: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall

I would say the difficulty is between HFT and HSNCT. As a comparison, last year's HFT stat adjustment was +2.24 while the ACF Fall adjustment was +3.11 .
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall
Replies: 23
Views: 6914

Re: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall

Lexington would bring 1, potentially 2 teams
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall
Replies: 23
Views: 6914

Re: Potential Northeast HS Mirror of ACF Fall

Around how many teams would be the minimum to make a high school division feasible?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

heterodyne wrote:Right. And they are paying for your packets! See, it's great how this packet sub thing works, isn't it?
But why are you required to write packets for ACF, if they exclude you from their target audience?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

Yes, because we are paying for those packets.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

B) What IS ridiculous is that ACF expects high schoolers who are barred from college tournaments to write questions for them anyways. The two possible ways for making this feasible are either taking away the writing submission requirement or allowing the questions submitted by high schoolers to onl...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

B) What IS ridiculous is that ACF expects high schoolers who are barred from college tournaments to write questions for them anyways. The two possible ways for making this feasible are either taking away the writing submission requirement or allowing the questions submitted by high schoolers to onl...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

This thread makes no sense to me. I would understand if the general idea of thread was "ACF Fall is too expensive, if it remains at this price we wont play". But that's not what I'm getting as the general vibe here. This thread (or at least that part of the thread) seems to just be about complainin...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

It's completely reasonable for ACF to not want high schoolers at their official tournaments! This ties into quizbowl's professionalism problem. ACF is designed for teams representing colleges to compete and that is muddled when high schoolers can come play. Given that, why would they redesign their...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

I fail to see how "you don't get any special treatment" is "unfair." Yup getting barred from college tournaments while paying 50% more than you would pay for any high school tournament AND be expected to produce questions for an organization that has already barred you is totally fair. EDIT: There ...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

I'm fully aware of his point. You're missing mine, which is that the writing requirements aren't onerous for the very small minority of HS teams that meet them. Illinois has run a HS mirror of ACF fall for several years on essentially these rules and it has never failed to fill. Yeah sure they aren...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: ACF Fall for high schoolers
Replies: 57
Views: 18148

Re: ACF Fall for high schoolers

heterodyne wrote:If you've played enough to meet ACFs packet submission requirement then I think you can handle a half packet of fall level questions.
Alston I think you're missing the point
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9244

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

it's not a great idea to inundate the field with really great players who play on teams that power 70% of the questions I agree, but I don't think this is a matter of much concern. The highest value of powers/TUH over the course of a whole tournament on an NAQT high school set that we're sure of* w...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9244

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

I feel that a lot of good can be achieved by tournament directors. If they place restrictions that stop players of certain caliber nationally (perhaps around 25 ppg or 1 power a game at nationals) or teams of certain caliber (finished 7-3 at HSNCT or top bracket PACE) from entering their A set tour...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9244

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

I guess hosting a housewrite could be an option, but for us anyways we are already hosting two tournaments this year, one for our housewrite in the winter and probably an IS set im the spring. There will be plenty of strong teams, I'm sure, attending the MIT fall tournament to keep the games interes...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:24 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Good Teams Playing A Sets
Replies: 24
Views: 9244

Re: Good Teams Playing A Sets

A few weeks back I got the chance to attend Texas Quiz Bowl Camp where one of my questions was under what circumstances a good team nationally should consider playing an A set. After a discussion, I've come to a belief that there is no reason why a team capable of going 7-3 or better at HSNCT shoul...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Qubowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 4105

Re: Qubowl?

Interestingly enough they follow the IHSBBCA and various other pyramidal quiz bowl organizations on their twitter page
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Qubowl?
Replies: 7
Views: 4105

Qubowl?

Does anyone happen to know what qubowl.com is and/or if it is legitimate? It came up as an ad on google. It claims to help you get better.... Who are the "champions" who wrote the questions for this site?
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 NAQT survey results
Replies: 1
Views: 1632

Re: 2015 NAQT survey results

Shoutout to the person or people who put there should be 20 comp math tossups per round
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Jun 27, 2015 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 8214

Re: 2014-15 NAQT IS sets: question-specific discussion

Was IS-146 supposed to be harder than regular difficulty? Caspar David Friedrich and Masaccio are pretty damn hard for an IS set
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Jun 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16
Replies: 65
Views: 28845

Re: NY / NJ Date Claims, 2015-16

Lexington will be hosting our housewrite On December 5th. Although this is an SAT date, we strongly encourage all teams in the region to come if possible.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 21581

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

Did the nominating committee take NHBB performance into account? It's called a National Quiz Bowl Award...still though, congratulations on your JV championship at NHBB, maybe you'll get nominated and have the opportunity to pursue further awards in the coming years. Also, just a suggestion, but per...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16
Replies: 37
Views: 18429

Re: New England (CT, MA, VT, NH) 2015-16

Due to conflicts with other tournaments, LIMIT will now be held on December 5th instead of December 19th.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Jun 11, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 28950

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

Auburn returns the far and away best player in the state. Depending on his improvement, Auburn could be the best in the state by the end of the year. This is true, however keep in mind that God and co. beat Auburn at hsnct when it had both Cole t and Evan Panda. Given that all four of Hinsdale's me...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '15 - '16
Replies: 64
Views: 28950

Re: Illinois '15 - '16

I think Hinsdale Central will be the best team in the state, but don't count out Auburn, IMSA, and Naperville North to contend for tournament titles and high placements. Barrington, Stevenson, and a few others could break into that tier as well with explosive summer improvement. Based on how commit...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Wed Jun 10, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!
Replies: 8
Views: 6286

Lexington's LIMIT seeking mirrors for 2015-2016 season!

Hello everyone! The Lexington (MA) High School quizbowl team is excited to announce that Lexington's Inaugural Minuteman Invitational Tournament (LIMIT) will be available for mirrors in the 2015-2016 competition season, with the set being available for use from October 19, 2015 to May 21, 2016 (the ...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 Natl. Quiz Bowl Awards: Congratulations to the Winners!
Replies: 34
Views: 21581

Re: 2015 National Quiz Bowl Awards: Voting Open

Stefan HSQBRankovich wrote:Nothing quite as sad as griping about minor slights in a public forum.
I don't think being snubbed of a potential $100 is "minor"
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6360

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

. Since we are separate circuits, we should have separate threads. According to your logic, there should be a separate thread for Vermont, as they have their own circuit up there. Besides, the two "subcircuits" (New England and greater NY/NJ) overlap significantly: HFT, various Yale tournaments, va...
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New England Discussion '15-'16
Replies: 14
Views: 6360

Re: New England Discussion '15-'16

Colin, I dont think this thread is necessary because there arent enough teams that we can significantly discuss in New England. We can just discuss New England teams in the thread Zack started.
by Halved Xenon Stinging
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 101981

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

Thanks for the great work that you guys have been doing with this. In the future would there be any way of adding history bowl packets to quinterest as well?