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by Scone
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 19
Views: 2928

Re: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021

Oh, I didn't know that.
by Scone
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: DC Metro Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: DC Metro Date Claim for 2020-2021
Replies: 19
Views: 2928

Re: Tentative Date Claim for 2020-2021

It appears that November 20th is already reserved for the TJIAT.
by Scone
Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Trash Questions in College Sets
Replies: 19
Views: 2433

Re: Trash Questions in College Sets

So I don't particularly have a strong stake in this conversation, but this bit right here made me think of something: plenty of college classes discuss pop culture that touches on societally relevant themes that may not be so relevant in a few years. The canon of quizbowl is supposed to reflect topi...
by Scone
Thu May 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

The real question is, will there be a Minnesota High School Quizbowl TWO podcast?
by Scone
Sun May 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Re: NAQT Category/Subject Distribution

This information is out of date. You can find the current subject distribution for Invitational Series sets here: https://www.naqt.com/hs/distribution.jsp.

Edit: scooped
by Scone
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Joint Quizbowl Project
Replies: 26
Views: 3924

Re: Joint Quizbowl Project

Perhaps we could start working on another newsletter to expand on ways for prospective programs to get involved and start playing?
by Scone
Tue Mar 03, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Keeping Score During Practices
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Re: Keeping Score During Practices

I would say that it depends on how your kids feel about it. One potential danger with keeping detailed stats is that players will become too fixated on their own individual performance. This can mean either becoming too reluctant to buzz (which is what you said), vulching, or comparing their score t...
by Scone
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

BenWeiner27 wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:56 am I look forward to seeing what happens at NAQT State even though I cannot personally attend the tournament.
Unfortunately, due to Ben's absence and many others due to SciOly, I think Saturday State will be a bit more disappointing in terms of field.
by Scone
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10290

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Bloomington wrote: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:39 am I just want to say I love your podcast's and they have been very helpful! Keep up the good work!
Seconded.
by Scone
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9598

Re: How to build "stamina"

I'm a freshman currently and I've found it very beneficial to just be constantly thinking between matches, before and after matches and at lunches. I usually talk to my teammates about our performances and comments about it. This is interesting to me, since my intuition would tell me that I should ...
by Scone
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

The podcast team (Shardul Rao, Brian Lin, Ben Weiner) has concluded their midseason poll, and the results are now in: 1. Wayzata A: 147 points (High: 1, Low: 2) 2. Mounds View A: 138 points (High: 1, Low: 2) 3. Wayzata B: 119 points (High: 3, Low: 4) 4. Eden Prairie A: 106 points (High: 3, Low: 4) 5...
by Scone
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9598

Re: How to build "stamina"

I'm going to post to this thread once again because on November 2nd at the Mounds View Invitational, instead of ordering pizza, I brought black bean chili and an apple for lunch. Having that meal, combined with toast and cottage cheese for breakfast, meant that I felt great during playoffs—better th...
by Scone
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

The RAFT mirror at Mounds View happened! Eden Prairie B won in a final against Wayzata A/C, with EP A in 3rd and Irondale A in 4th. I think the Mounds View team did a very brave thing by hosting an mACF tournament in an NAQT-dominated area, and though the tournament had some hiccups, I'd still say t...
by Scone
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

A while ago, I did outreach work for PACE collecting contact info from Quiz Bowl and Knowledge Bowl coaches around the state. Out of my own curiosity, I decided to plot the schools that did QB vs KB on a map: https://imgur.com/a/ru1RWtR The yellow is Knowledge Bowl, the blue is Quiz Bowl. The only s...
by Scone
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

I figured it might be reasonably helpful to figure out which of the top teams (Wayzata A + B, Eden Prairie, Mounds View) as well as teams that may surprise us (Irondale, Burnsville, Mounds Park) are playing when. So, I've put together an extremely speculative list of who's gonna be attending the maj...
by Scone
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: On the proper method to stop negging so much, 2019 edition
Replies: 3
Views: 3593

On the proper method to stop negging so much, 2019 edition

A few days ago, I was at a practice, and a tossup mentioning a material and a bunch of sculptures come up. I'm paraphrasing here, but the tossup ended like "...for 10 points, what metal has chromium added to it to make it-" When I heard that, I positively knew that the answer was steel because steel...
by Scone
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points
Replies: 20
Views: 10290

Re: Quiz Bowl Podcast- For 10 Points

Is this going to be continued for the 2019-20 season? I greatly enjoyed the installments that are out.
by Scone
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Re: Minnesota '19-'20

Mounds View: The team that will most likely challenge Wayzata's reign as the team to beat in MN is Mounds View. Shardul Rao will likely be the best generalist in the state, but he will need help from Max and Aryan if Mounds View is to win more than a couple tournaments this year. Do not be surprise...
by Scone
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota '19-'20
Replies: 30
Views: 8207

Minnesota '19-'20

I don't think that there'll be enough non-NAQT events to warrant a "Schedule" thread, but I figured a "things happening" might be good. This is a thread where I hope that us Minnesotans can post about major events that happen throughout the season, mostly tournaments. This is also a threat where we ...
by Scone
Wed May 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 5394

Re: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

Monstruos de Bolsillo wrote: That's definitely not true. I think anyone with a reasonable interest in high school quizbowl has heard of your school. Not that that should even matter though. etchdulac wrote: To add on: As someone from across the country who has staffed about a dozen HSNCTs, Eden Pra...
by Scone
Tue May 28, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel
Replies: 7
Views: 5394

My school finished 31st at HSNCT and I don't know how to feel

I am on Eden Prairie High School's C team. Eden Prairie High School is in Minnesota and sent 4 teams to HSNCT. Its A team finished 31st. As far as I know, that's pretty good for a random school that isn't talked about often. Groger Ranks put us at 73rd for pre-HSNCT and HSQBRank put us at 145th for ...
by Scone
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9598

Re: How to build "stamina"

As usual, I have methods opposite to everyone else...but I might as well post about them. I usually consume an insane amount of sugar through candy and sweet coffee drinks, and I rarely run out of gas unless I'm recovering from a concussion, don't get enough sleep to begin with, or am playing the f...
by Scone
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9598

Re: How to build "stamina"

What would be a good thing to bring for lunch that's high in protein and fiber? I'm not that skilled in preparation nor nutrition.
by Scone
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: How to build "stamina"
Replies: 20
Views: 9598

How to build "stamina"

I recently had the opportunity to play in MN state (congrats Wayzata A), which was a 12 team round robin with 6 games in the morning and 5 games in the afternoon. While that might not seem out of the ordinary, I'm used to only playing stretches of about 3-4 games and having a break afterward. So, I ...
by Scone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Re: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community

Thank both of you for your replies; I'll try to keep what you said in mind as I slowly dip my toes into the online world, then.
by Scone
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community
Replies: 3
Views: 2306

Getting involved with the online quiz bowl community

I discovered this forum about two months ago, and I have been a semi-regular visitor of topics relating to high school quiz bowl. To me, it seems like everyone that has things to say is some sort of alumn, organization member, or college student that seems to know everything about the state of quiz ...