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by jonathanshauf
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)
Replies: 37
Views: 7833

Re: Where are you going to college next year? (2020)

I'm going to UNC Chapel Hill next year, and will definitely play as much quizbowl as possible.
by jonathanshauf
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)
Replies: 8
Views: 2255

Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

TJ Classical would like to register a team.
by jonathanshauf
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Grapes of Smath IV at NCSSM (Durham, NC) - 4/4/2020
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: Grapes of Smath IV at NCSSM (Durham, NC) - 4/4/2020

Presumably, this tournament is no longer happening?
by jonathanshauf
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Nationals Alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2462

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

As a person not very familiar with the work involved in running any kind of tournament, what is the feasibility of running any sort of nationals replacement tournament online? A small tournament involving just the top few teams would not involve my team and hundreds of other teams, but could perhaps...
by jonathanshauf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Understanding Literature as a Category
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Understanding Literature as a Category

I am also a literature player, but for a long time lit was my weakest category. I have actually had the opposite experience you describe; I have learned more about lit than any other category through quiz bowl, as I have gone from not caring for the subject at all to potentially considering it for a...
by jonathanshauf
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: North Carolina 2019 - 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 5965

Re: North Carolina 2019 - 2020

did this tournament happen already?
by jonathanshauf
Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 5041

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

I agree, although it seems the Charlotte circuit is taking some slow steps forward. Myers Park has been active in recent years, South Iredell is becoming serious, and at least one player at Providence (Samanyu) is interested in taking quizbowl more seriously. Good luck in that Aadit, that sounds lik...
by jonathanshauf
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: South Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 NC Discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 5041

Re: 2019-20 NC Discussion

I would second everything Aadit said. I would also like to add South Iredell into the mix. They were a young team and return all of their major scorers. They beat us at regionals, and if they cover up some of their weaknesses, they could be a real contender at states. Enloe is another team well wort...
by jonathanshauf
Fri May 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2019 HSNCT discussion
Replies: 144
Views: 39578

Re: 2019 HSNCT discussion

Could I see the religion tossup on fools?
by jonathanshauf
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: [North Carolina] 2019 Tarheel Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 2978

Re: [North Carolina] 2019 Tarheel Cup

Is this tournament happening?
by jonathanshauf
Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Middle School Quizbowl Announcements & Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks Middle School Edition!
Replies: 3
Views: 2363

Re: Groger Ranks Middle School Edition!

Will high school sets played on by middle schoolers be taken into account in these rankings?
by jonathanshauf
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Growing Young Players
Replies: 5
Views: 5652

Growing Young Players

We have a number of young/inexperienced players on our team. Is it best to try to have easier practices to try to slowly bring them up to A-team level, or are more intense practices and harder questions a better way to accomplish this?
by jonathanshauf
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out
Replies: 15
Views: 7722

Re: Generalist/Geography Specialist Desiring to Branch Out

You can definitely have two history specialists on the same team. On my team, our lead two scorers are primarily history players (one of which is me). It does work well, though, if you can subdivide the History cannon, as I'm mainly US and our other lead scorer does mostly world. However, if there i...
by jonathanshauf
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 7601

Re: 2018-19 NC discussion

Mid-Season Analysis 1. East Chapel Hill A (Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford, Nick Parker, William Ke, Sophie Cronin, Andy Badea) Groger Rank: 66 Benjamin McAvoy-Bickford has now burst onto the scene, and if anything, he's even better than I anticipated. He's already one of the 3 best players in the state, ...
by jonathanshauf
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)
Replies: 3
Views: 2651

Re: University of South Carolina Fall Tournament (November 10th)

Thank you to the TDs for running this tournament. It was a great experience for me and my team.
by jonathanshauf
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Studying specific parts of the Lit Cannon
Replies: 3
Views: 5844

Studying specific parts of the Lit Cannon

I recently decided to take on British literature. Are there study guides or lists of topics somewhere that would help me hone my studies?
by jonathanshauf
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Keeping Motivation
Replies: 5
Views: 6038

Re: Keeping Motivation

Do you have a studying routine? I always force myself to go through my quizlet cards as a routine, even when I have no motivation. Then, when I get sudden bursts of motivation, I do a bunch of extra studying, too.
by jonathanshauf
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Groger Ranks 2018-19
Replies: 45
Views: 28813

Re: Groger Ranks 2018-19

Well, we're not quite in last.
by jonathanshauf
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)
Replies: 15
Views: 8148

Re: PHSAT XXVI at Princeton University (9/29/18)

Will the stats for this be put on NAQT?
by jonathanshauf
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 7601

Re: 2018-19 NC discussion

Here's my top 5: 1. Early College at Guilford A possible A-team: Derek Chen, Ridge Ren, Ben Johnson, Kiran Soma I think Derek and Ridge are good enough to keep them atop the state, and might be able to make a run at HSNCT. My prediction is T-32 at HSNCT. 2. East Chapel Hill A possible A-team: Nick P...
by jonathanshauf
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Single-Subject Events
Topic: Past Bee Nationals results
Replies: 2
Views: 5764

Past Bee Nationals results

I noticed that the links for bee nationals results prior to 2017 on the history bowl website don't work. Are the results available somewhere, or have they been lost to the sands of time?
by jonathanshauf
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Expa
Replies: 10
Views: 5649

Re: Expa

I think it depends on what you enjoy learning about. If you enjoy learning about history or science, go ahead and study it. If, however, you don't enjoy learning about it and find it boring, then stick to lit. You'll retain information much better if you learn things you're interested in.
by jonathanshauf
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

Re: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one

Thank you all for the tips. Hopefully you'll hear from us again soon.
by jonathanshauf
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 7601

Re: 2018-19 NC discussion

I guess I'll post my analysis first. Early College look like they take a huge hit, losing Tejas and Sylvia. They return Derek and Ridge, but don't seem to retain much other significant scoring. I don't know what freshmen they bring in, but it's highly possible they gain some serious talent there, wi...
by jonathanshauf
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

Re: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one

There are tons of historical threads on the forums about getting your team from mediocre to contender. Obviously none of them offer quick-fixes, but the collective wisdom of those threads can be mined pretty quickly by going into either this section, the New High School Teams section, or the Best o...
by jonathanshauf
Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one
Replies: 6
Views: 4002

Turning a small, mediocre team into a good one

I'm from a very small charter school in a rural area. As you can imagine, the number of players we have available to us is quite limited, As we tend to only have a max of about 15 players on our team, and its usually more like 10. We finished 203rd at nationals, so we're mediocre at best, and the hi...
by jonathanshauf
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 NC discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 7601

2018-19 NC discussion

Use this thread to discuss tournaments, teams, and players in the state of North Carolina for the 2018-2019 season.
by jonathanshauf
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards
Replies: 44
Views: 21284

Re: 2018 National Quiz Bowl Awards

Could the nominating committee have overlooked Zhang due to the fact that he only recently became one of the best players in the country, whereas some of the other people on the list have been in the national conversation for longer?
by jonathanshauf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Southeast Preseason Predictions
Replies: 0
Views: 1655

2018-19 Southeast Preseason Predictions

It seems no one has made a forum for this, so I thought I would.

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