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by Bugsy
Sat Jan 12, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 37563

Questions were hard, especially bonuses towards the end. To be expected from TJ II, but still... Having 32 teams make playoffs was an odd decision when 44 teams were supposed to show up, and an even odder decision when only 40 made it. Card system was somewhat effective. It was odd that we played Wh...
by Bugsy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 15238

Thanks for letting me know.
See you Saturday!
by Bugsy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Fall Invitational at GDS (12/15/07)
Replies: 43
Views: 15238

Considering that there have been predictions of an ice storm this weekend, how will you let us know if the tournament is canceled or delayed? Is there a number we could call?
by Bugsy
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Website Down
Replies: 7
Views: 2963

I was able to earlier this weekend, but not today.
by Bugsy
Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23592

Same with RM.
by Bugsy
Wed May 09, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl vs. Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 7985

Google says quiz bowl, with the space in between (googling "quiz bowl" generates 357K hits; googling quizbowl generates 159K hits). Personally, though, I prefer quizbowl (one word). It's not a quiz bowl; it's quizbowl. Then again, at RM, most people usually just call it It's Ac or It's Academic, aft...
by Bugsy
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Election 2006 Pick 'em
Replies: 36
Views: 11693

House: 230 Dem, 205 GOP
Senate: 48 Dem, 50 GOP, 2 other (Sanders/Lieberman)
Governors: 29 Dem, 20 GOP, 1 Austrian

VA Senate: Webb by 1%
DC: Fenty by 89%
SD: Fails by 2%

FL-16: Mahoney (D) by 1.1%
OH-18: Space (D) by 8.1%
TX-22: Lampson (D) by 6.1%
by Bugsy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who here went to ACE in 2006?
Replies: 28
Views: 9885

I'm Jeffrey from Richard Montgomery; I went to SEMO this past summer.
by Bugsy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Restricting NAQT HSNCT in 2007 and beyond
Replies: 70
Views: 28285

We have an IB program, but not the only one in Montgomery County. We're becoming less and less of the county magnet, and more of just a magnet program within the county. With regards to the overall issue, if teams qualify to go, and if they can afford to, then they should be allowed to go; on the ot...
by Bugsy
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Survey: Computer Science in Quiz Bowl
Replies: 16
Views: 7154

One year of CP 1; I had to fill a tech credit, but didn't necessarily need CP. CP 1 at RM is C++.
NAQT CP seems to be weighted towards Java, with a bit of C++ and compsci thrown in. I wonder what programming languages tend to be taught at the intro level at most schools...
by Bugsy
Thu Jun 08, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 43398

Still, you can't count out RM. Our B Team was quite good this year, as those of you who went to WJ will remember. Add on myself and Keith, and you have a rather solid team.

Though Gov returning all its seniors is scary...
by Bugsy
Sat May 20, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005-2006 "It's Academic"
Replies: 55
Views: 27606

We also won the Super Bowl, 635-415-415. Charlottesville and Hammond tied for second. In the Washington area finals, we came back from sixty points down, winning by ninety points in the end.
by Bugsy
Sat May 20, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 322969

The reader had said "Pongo pygmaeus," then Alex Price, on It's Academic today, buzzed in and said "Waiting for Godot." The answer turned out to be Orangutan; the clue was apparently the scientific name for an orangutan.
by Bugsy
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts
Replies: 14
Views: 6436

I apologize if this post seemed to be arguing over the protest. State College beat us fair and square. I was curious about the underlying principle, however (dynastic names of monarchs being unpromptable), and whether that should be changed. To make this question broader, for what reasons should we ...
by Bugsy
Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 Jefferson Invitational Academic Tournament - January 14
Replies: 21
Views: 12464

Again, congrats to State College. We sorta let that one slip out from under us. To be honest, I doubt I would have even gotten the answer right if I had been prompted. One quibble: at times, the questions seemed unreasonably (a bonus on Armenia?) or unnecessarily (the requirement to give the entire ...
by Bugsy
Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompts
Replies: 14
Views: 6436

Prompts

We went to TJ II today. It was a good tournament, and A team lost to State College A in the finals. However, there was an issue about one question in the finals bracket. The question asked for a Byzantine monarch, and the monarch's family name (Comnemnus; this name had not come up specifically, alth...