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by insaneindian
Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Chip's Love of Pyramids! (renamed from NAC legitimacy)
Replies: 80
Views: 8124

Re: 2008 QU NAC discussion and comment

dunno if anybody else has posted this but it's on the NAC site. We Love the Pyramid, but Don’t Worship It A Vermont school turned down our invitation last spring to join us at Nationals, saying, “We prefer tournaments that use pyramid-style questions.” It seems that a bit of misinformation has been ...
by insaneindian
Sun Nov 18, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2007 TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 18526

I imagine the Eddie Griffin tossup got answered really quickly or went dead in most rooms. The first clue about his porn-watching escapades while driving was a bit easy. I thought the music distribution was better than it has been at the two previous trash tournaments ive been to, but would it hurt ...
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 29, 2006 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29159

There are still several names, places, topics, etc. that I'm not sure about. There are words that I'm not sure if the vowels are long, like "Trimurti". Is that "Try-murt-ie"? "Tri-murtee"? "Tree-murt-ie"? "Tree-murtee"? I think most Indian t's are pronounced with a 'th' sound. I say thri-moor-thee....
by insaneindian
Tue Jun 27, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowler in the New York Times
Replies: 47
Views: 20487

You should have heard his french. It was amazing.

(I dont know what the official sarcasm font here is...so I used italics)
by insaneindian
Sat Jun 17, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 59772

about the 60 second rounds...

While we were watching one match, a lightning round had answers as follows...

1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


No joke. the funny part is the team got the first few right but didnt sweep it. :shock:
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 15, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21826

Tookie was pretty easy at HSNCT. unfortunately, I said Tookie and completely blanked when prompted. I guess last names are pretty important. Even worse: we lost by 10 points and it would have gotten us into top 10. Gah.
by insaneindian
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9788

conker wrote:Did you make it, by the way?
Nope. :sad:
by insaneindian
Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9788

we had 2 from A team and 2 from B team
by insaneindian
Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11310

Bruce wrote:I still say that we need to rename the "Bonus Conversion" statistic to "Bonage."
Excellent. That has got to be one of the funnier things mentioned on this forum. :cool:
by insaneindian
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11310

Another annoying thing is people who accept Khomeni for Khamenei because they didnt know there was a difference. And then there's the misprononciation of Indian crap so I don't get it. One time, somebody pronounced Bharat "Barrett". Luckily I picked up what he was saying, and didn't completely embar...
by insaneindian
Fri Jun 09, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131998

That said, remind me: Chip only rebounds on his 10-question team round, right? Lightning round and bonus round bouncebacks. In Bonus round you get bonus questions until you miss (5 10 15 20). So if you get the 5 and 10 and miss the 15, and the other team answers 15 correctly...net points for you on...
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey: Computer Science in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

I took Java and AP but I didn't really pay attention to the different sorting methods. The only one I ever used was bubble sort. Doesnt that have a horrible big O?
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319316

Are the regular season sets clear yet?
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Powers/Early Buzzes
Replies: 47
Views: 21826

As Matt sorta brought up, did anybody else think set 56 was quite easy for a level 2 set? I got my most powers ever on that set, and I am not really a power player...I am more of a neg kinda player. :razz:
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU-The field in Chicago
Replies: 144
Views: 59772

Wait--you mean that wasn't Shanghai's strongest team? From talking to them in our poker games, I gathered that the underclassmen were taking exams and weren't allowed to come that weekend. Thus, only seniors were on the HSNCT team. They said some of the underclassmen were better though. I'm guessin...
by insaneindian
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU NAC in DC
Replies: 62
Views: 32558

I played NAC for two years, and I must say this year was less crap than last year, but still, some of the questions suck. And I won't be specific, because I don't know if this question will be heard again, but some of my teammates were discussing a final Jeopardy! question before our first match, an...
by insaneindian
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131998

BTW, no one has yet mentioned that your team, Wilmington Charter, may be poised for a serious run for next year with all of those young scorers; WC B had a pretty big upset win. Were those teams balanced out? We put all the seniors on one team and the JRs, sophs and one frosh on the other team. EDI...
by insaneindian
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131998

(Not trying to thread jack...)

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/quickie
Dan Shanoff wrote:Congrats to Montgomery H.S. (Rockville, Md.) on winning the National H.S. Quiz Bowl title. My alma mater, Walt Whitman H.S. (Bethesda, Md.), finished 16th. D'oh.
Now if we could just get them to televise it. :razz:
by insaneindian
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131998

Romero wrote:Can anyone cite an example from ANY competition where a team is rewarded for inferior play?
NAC. Trailing team chooses lightning round first. But then again, that's NAC.
by insaneindian
Wed May 24, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU San Antonio boast thread here
Replies: 26
Views: 11942

I think I'll actually answer that. I can't speak for T here, but if I've learned one thing in life, it's take what you can get for free. Whether it's free samples at the grocery store or a trip to San Antonio, you might as well take it. Especially when there hasn't exactly been anything given to you...
by insaneindian
Tue May 23, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU San Antonio boast thread here
Replies: 26
Views: 11942

Oops, not trying to start anything up again. I actually meant at a trash tournament, though (the one at U of Maryland).
by insaneindian
Tue May 23, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QU San Antonio boast thread here
Replies: 26
Views: 11942

I hope San Antonio (the riverwalk, etc.) is fun. I can tell Brad Rutter I got a question right about him...at a trash tournament :razz:

You really can never tell who will win a phase of QU, and I'll leave it at that.
by insaneindian
Mon May 08, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS NCT qualifiers from the May 13 tournaments?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Well, this is my last year, but I don't know. A lot of it depends on how much it costs etc. If we went to only one of the two (HSNCT and PACE) then I'm sure it would work, but a lot of our trips in the "regular season" involve buses, so money gets to be a problem toward the end of the year.
by insaneindian
Mon May 08, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS NCT qualifiers from the May 13 tournaments?
Replies: 12
Views: 5168

Again, not trying to start format wars... We go to NAC because our local TV competition pays for us to go when we win. Otherwise, the money goes to another school. NAQT is superior though, and despite the claim of "significa" rather than "trivia", there was a question about frosting at our TV tourna...
by insaneindian
Wed May 03, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 131998

NAQT says...
The 128-team field for the 2006 High School National Championship is now full and registration is closed. NAQT will continue to accept new registrations on a waitlist basis only.
by insaneindian
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319316

This is more of a hose than a bad neg. from 2003 NAQT Nationals I think...

As of (some date) 2003 their roster consisted of players from france, the virgin islands *BUZZ*

Wrong: Spurs (tony parker, tim duncan)
Answer: Dallas Mavericks (two words later I would have gotten it on tariq abdul wahad)
by insaneindian
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ridiculously hilarious protests/protest arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 22614

I gave an answer to a math tossup involving area, and I had to protest that my answer was right because I didnt give units. (I had the right number of square feet, but never said "square feet" after the number) Also, I have a question about NAQT rules. I know fractional answers must be simplified, b...
by insaneindian
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power-Matching
Replies: 7
Views: 3220

I am pretty sure for our tournament, we randomized the pairings for rounds 1 and 2, and then based round 3 matchings off of round 1, round 4 off of round 2, etc. This was so teams wouldnt have to wait for the schedules to be posted. Im not exactly sure how NAQT nats did it :neutral:
by insaneindian
Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walter Johnson Tournament (WJIAT) 3/18/06 Bethesda, Maryland
Replies: 46
Views: 20761

The following remarks represent my thoughts, so please dont associate them with my school. I simply remarked that given the extensive documentation of your team's statitstics and tournament performances by a certain member of your team, I would love to play you guys well, im sure you would love to p...
by insaneindian
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walter Johnson Tournament (WJIAT) 3/18/06 Bethesda, Maryland
Replies: 46
Views: 20761

Im pretty sure mr T will try to get that thing rescheduled. Otherwise, it will turn out to be a delaware schools tournament...and that. would. suck. :neutral:
another thing: are all you guys going to that cavalier III (UVA) tournament that also uses set 56?
by insaneindian
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walter Johnson Tournament (WJIAT) 3/18/06 Bethesda, Maryland
Replies: 46
Views: 20761

well, i just posted what we had originally planned on doing. i dont think we had heard about this tournament, so we'll see what happens, maybe we'll change our schedule around. I'll ask Mr T tomorrow.
by insaneindian
Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walter Johnson Tournament (WJIAT) 3/18/06 Bethesda, Maryland
Replies: 46
Views: 20761

Im sure we would come, but the Blue Hen is on the 18 as well. One of us will lose gonzaga and blair, and im guessing its us, even though they have come to Blue Hen for the past few years. thats on set 56. :sad:
also, we will have heard 58 on 3/11
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 25, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '05-'06
Replies: 452
Views: 184957

by worksheet, do you actually have to fill it out in two minutes, or do they ask you the questions orally still?
by insaneindian
Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Correct to Incorrect Ratio?
Replies: 14
Views: 5837

It's considered good strategy for someone to throw out a guess way after the question is over, because there is no penalty (at least at everything played in Illinois excluding Ultima). So, why then "penalize" the player by making their stats worse? Ideally, it wouldn't matter to the player because ...
by insaneindian
Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Correct to Incorrect Ratio?
Replies: 14
Views: 5837

It depends on the style of the team and its players. There will be some very aggresive players who will rack up 20 negs but get 60 to 80 tossups over a 10-game tournament. This is fine. I don't consider there to be an ideal tossup to miss/neg ratio for players averaging over 50 points a game, becau...
by insaneindian
Sun Jan 22, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Correct to Incorrect Ratio?
Replies: 14
Views: 5837

well, i guess this is the same thing as a TU/-5 ratio in NAQT.
I'd say anywhere from 4-10 like you said is good, although i think 5-8 would be ideal.

Observation: If you look at last years HSNCT, the range of TU/-5 of the top 5 individual scorers is 4.4 to 6.8
by insaneindian
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT State Championships
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

NAQT State Championships

For the more interesting tournaments, like say, Virginia and Maryland, results will actually be something to care about, because there is more than one school that is good at NAQT. Well, the first one is over, that being Delaware's (16 team field, of which 5 were Charter teams, and placed 1-5 at the...
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 18, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

After just making the teams for DE State Tournament (on saturday jan 21)
i noticed that a lot of times, freshman girls arent comfortable playing with all guys on their teams. this made it a whole lot harder to make the teams (we have 6 teams :shock: ) but hey, you gotta "git-r-done"
by insaneindian
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Predictions for Next Year
Replies: 66
Views: 32046

Is delaware the only state that has to use a A level packet for teams to actually score points (other than us)? :roll:
by insaneindian
Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319316

insaneindian wrote:has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
by insaneindian
Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 Jefferson Invitational Academic Tournament - January 14
Replies: 21
Views: 12162

Round 9

RM A 365, State College A 80
wow, i wonder what happened in the playoffs
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

the two girls from blake are pretty good.
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

yeah we had that problem last year. she brought her mom along and they had a room, so it wasnt much of a "problem". this was at HSNCT. this year, we are taking one to Qunlimited in SA too. again, shouldnt be a problem
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

I don't think girls getting asked out by random QuizBowl boys is extremely common. Comically awkward stalking occurs more frequently. :razz: We have some stories... im guessing you are sara garnett? (okemos then UNC in your "location") (Are there really teams of 40?! I've never seen more than say 1...
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 11, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319316

I buzzed in and said squanto after like three words the other day in practice. it was probably my worst buzz of all time.
has set 52 been heard by everyone yet?
by insaneindian
Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

Sara Garnett ... played very agressively and was not afraid to buzz. yeah, she kind of took it to us the round she played against us. she basically scored all her teams tossup points. they beat us by like 60 or something. we were frustrated...after getting to 5-2, we lost two in a row. ok, end of m...
by insaneindian
Tue Jan 10, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

just a question, have there been any dominant (or just really good) female players in HS or college quizbowl in recent history?
by insaneindian
Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34004

on our 5-6 teams...:shock:, we have about 5 or 6 girls
although our A team is four guys, (Chinese, Chinese, Chinese...and me :cry: ) the difference in talent between the girls and guys on our teams isnt that great although the guys are more aggressive which is a bit necessary in QB
by insaneindian
Sun Jan 01, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Predictions for 2006?
Replies: 5
Views: 3226

thanks for a great laugh :razz: