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by AndySaunders
Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASHionals - Call for Teammates
Replies: 0
Views: 1549

TRASHionals - Call for Teammates

Thanks to both of my TRASHionals teammates doing something silly like getting invitations to try out for Jeopardy! (Who does that, anyway?), I am now left searching for new teammates for TRASHionals. If you're interested, contact me at andy -at- andysthoughts -dot- com. I also have plenty of hotel r...
by AndySaunders
Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad moderating
Replies: 60
Views: 26535

How's this for a bad mod job: - started out reading too quietly - after being asked to speak up, moderator overexaggerated request and became very loud and very slow - openly mocked the player that had made the "speak up" request playing in the game during said game - refused to give a late-game pow...
by AndySaunders
Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Host
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

I know that the Maize Pages' TD Guide is still up:

http://www.collegequizbowl.org/Maize/tdguide.html
by AndySaunders
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52617

Okay, it's been 3 weeks now since the SCT, are we ever going to see individual stats from the Northeast SCT?
by AndySaunders
Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Poll
Replies: 25
Views: 16533

As if people will vote for Ottawa, but... Assuming the drive gets arranged, the NAQT team will be: Tamara Vardomskaya Dan Barber Philippe Marchand (and possibly one more undergrad) The McGill team should be the same that went to the 2005 ICT in D2. I have no idea if Queen's, SFU, and UBC are taking...
by AndySaunders
Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52617

I actually think that the Full House question had the worst lead in of the set - "Jodie Sweetin and Candace Cameron," at which point at least six of the seven people playing that round (I was scorekeeping during a bye) tried to buzz in. I also agree on this one. After getting the tossup at that poi...
by AndySaunders
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52617

I too second the call for examples. There are obviously players who upped their power numbers quite a bit (I count myself as one, going from 1 in 12 rounds to 16 in 15 rounds), but I don't know of any teams with the exact team composition from last year. Maybe I'm looking at the wrong sectionals re...
by AndySaunders
Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52617

The packet also didn't run out on either of our D2 teams. Examining the stats, they frequently heard 18-21 tossups, though they did have some incidents of 13 or 15 (and I see another game in D2 which only got to 12). How on earth is it humanly possible to get through only 12 cycles in 18 minutes? I...
by AndySaunders
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52617

I don't know if any of the changes you all attribute to NAQT's writing style is a response to statistical trends that they want to see occur. If anyone has that much free time (I feel like I'm throwing meat to lions placed on a vegetarian diet), is there a way to link "good style" with statistical ...
by AndySaunders
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THE thread for NAQT SCT discussion
Replies: 99
Views: 52617

I also was of the impression that there were some very generous powers, especially in Division 2...as will almost certainly be shown when the Division 2 stats come out and show me as having 22 powers in 14 games.

Other than that, I had no real qualms with the packet set...
by AndySaunders
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SQBS for Mac?
Replies: 7
Views: 3691

I know that Ben Smith up in Ottawa made a big deal about having used one of the Windows emulators (I can't remember which one specifically; I've never used a Mac and don't particularly intend to) in order to use SQBS...so that might be an option, I'm not sure.
by AndySaunders
Sat Feb 04, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT predictions for 2006?
Replies: 21
Views: 10920

fjkelly6112 wrote:But you never know, maybe some freshmen studs at Michigan or Chicago or some CC team might end up winning that.

-Frank
I'm not sure who Michigan sent out to Rochester in September, but losing 330-155 to a one-person (Canadian) team at that tournament doesn't bode too well for them, I think...
by AndySaunders
Mon Jan 23, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl/Sword Bowl blew ass
Replies: 79
Views: 50793

I just read a few of the packets. Tip to writers: Wikipedia is not a good source for anything, but especially not for quizbowl questions. Even if it was, do not write your WHOLE packet out of Wikipedia, as it appears some teams did. Even if you do that, don't directly plagiarize choice phrases. And...
by AndySaunders
Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: geography
Replies: 36
Views: 18502

In looking at the distro for the Michigan MLK this year, I got an idea: Why not include geography in with "Social Science"? I know that the Department of Geography is in the Faculty of Social Science here at Brock; why not lump geography in with social science? I figure that while geography does hav...
by AndySaunders
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319287

At last year's Michigan MLK:

Wrong answer: Kobe Bryant
Right answer: Nat Turner's Rebellion
by AndySaunders
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 28988

by AndySaunders
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: double standard?
Replies: 61
Views: 28988

Here are some stats from my regional: TRASH Regionals Great Lakes: 14 teams ACF Fall Great Lakes: 4 TRASH Regionals top team: 372.5 PPG, 19.84PPB ACF Fall top team: 185 PPG, 11.38 PPB. However, you need to look at more than just the numbers here. In my region, we have a number of very strong TRASH t...
by AndySaunders
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 93951

I almost want to ask those two packets one after the other during practice to see if anyone on my team catches on.
by AndySaunders
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 93951

Here are my thoughts based on my experiences with the Great Lakes tournament: As a player looking at the ACF Fall questions, I was pleased with the packet set. While there were a large number of items I would not have any idea on early on, the questions were accessible enough so that people with "ge...