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by eygotem
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Packet Submission discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 3655

Re: Packet Submission discussion

Basically, it would involve two tiers of packet submissions. A "full-packet" submission would involve packet submissions as we know them now, where teams submit half-packets of fully-written questions. However, teams with inexperienced or very busy writers could instead opt for a "packet-skeleton" ...
by eygotem
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: LUKA for the South -- Online on 10/17
Replies: 8
Views: 2478

Re: LUKA for the South -- Online on 10/17

It appears that you've deleted the original announcement post...
by eygotem
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll: RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 5
Views: 1943

Re: 2020-21 Groger Ranks Preseason Poll

I'd like to add that St. Louis Patriots A will be returning both Owen Farra and Sam Lindsey, their two primary scorers. They were already very good and arguably top-30 last season, and will only better after a summer of studying – the only reason they weren't included in the QB Happy Hour podcast wa...
by eygotem
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Great Lakes Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Missouri 2020-2021.
Replies: 8
Views: 1133

Re: Missouri 2020-2021.

I'll add some of my thoughts too, though I'm admittedly only familiar with the bigger names in terms of statewide skill: Tier 1 – National-Level Competitors (Recycled from my Groger Ranks preseason poll response) STL Patriots A: The #1 Missouri team last season retains its high-scoring dynamic duo o...
by eygotem
Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: On HS Teams Without Coaches
Replies: 68
Views: 7562

Re: On HS Teams Without Coaches

Though I agree that requiring a school-sanctioned adult would make it easier to deal with misconduct on the part of the players, I also believe there should be exceptions for teams whose state organizations have oppressive regulations concerning the playing of quizbowl. For example, I know that Kans...
by eygotem
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 3280

Re: LONE STAR ready for mirrors, 2020-21, HS Regular Difficulty

4/4 Science
> 1/1 Biology
> 1/1 Chemistry
> 1/1 Physics
> 0.5/0.5 Mathematics (non-computational)
> 0.5/0.5 Astronomy/Cosmology and Earth Sciences
Does this mean there won't be any questions on computer science?
(Not that I'm complaining... :razz: )
by eygotem
Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)
Replies: 8
Views: 5765

Re: Miami Valley RAMS 2 Available For Mirrors (MS/Easy HS)

Are you planning to produce a RAMS 3 set for the 2020–2021 season?
by eygotem
Sun May 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2667

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Also, Arcadia is 100% certainly better than its #39 Groger Rank. With Amogh Kulkarni's rapidly-improving skill, they're definitely in the top 30 and potentially even the top 20.
by eygotem
Sun May 17, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2667

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

OK, on a more serious note, here are some other teams to consider further down the list: TAG Magnet is almost definitely better than its #66 Groger Rank and would probably well be capable of placing in the top 30 nationally. Their in-person stats from early in the season weren't the best, but the dy...
by eygotem
Sun May 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll
Replies: 14
Views: 2667

Re: 2019-20 Groger Ranks Postseason Poll

Dropping by to shill for my own team. Don't want to flex too much here, but just wanted to say that as an A team, we have the Cars opening monologue down pat. In terms of actual ability, we're pretty unrivaled, too. Wayzata has won Minnesota's largest speedcheck tournament for the past 9 years in a...
by eygotem
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Nationals Alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Could the mods move all these comments about saving this year's nationals questions to another thread? This explosive tangent is distracting from the actual discussion about virtual alternatives to the cancelled national tournaments.
by eygotem
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15039

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

If I may paraphrase an argument originally made by someone else, it's worth noting that these arguments by and large seem to come from people whose primary engagement with the quizbowl community is by being active on quizbowl Discord. Perhaps these people represent a great silent majority that has ...
by eygotem
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: National Tournaments
Topic: Nationals Alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Nationals Alternatives?

Interesting idea. An online "national" tournament on any other platform (say, Discord) would probably have issues finding an appropriate question set to use, as this year's nationals questions are almost certainly being saved for next year's nationals. However, since the Qblitz format would allow th...
by eygotem
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

Unfortunately, with the Ladue School District closing and St. Louis County prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people, we will be cancelling LIST on March 28th. We'll look into the possibility of rescheduling, but as of now it doesn't seem likely. If you'd still like the play the BLAST question s...
by eygotem
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: National and Regional Comparisons and Discussion
Topic: Calendar of Online Events
Replies: 22
Views: 7079

Re: Calendar of Online Events

Granted, I can easily see high school sets' mirror fees increasing in the coming years in order to better compensate writers, so the price of online tournaments should rise accordingly if that were to happen.
by eygotem
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15039

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

To add to what Jacob just said, these insinuations are just plain false. I don't know why you think that PACE is easier for the average intellectually engaged high school freshman than ACF Nats is for the average intellectually engaged college freshman. I have read to some bottom-bracket rooms at P...
by eygotem
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15039

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I don't see how claiming that "quizbowl is a game anyone can be good at" and it requiring "a considerable amount of effort" to become an elite player are in anyway contradictory. Quizbowl, like all other activities, requires effort to be good at. If anything, quizbowl is much more meritocratic than...
by eygotem
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15039

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

I can't really understand why someone would think that there are no goals to set or realistic things to work toward in this game because it's hard. That's the entire point of the existence of the game: you are working toward learning the hard things. Maybe I shouldn't risk coming off as a bit incen...
by eygotem
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: College Nationals and Its Problems
Replies: 132
Views: 15039

Re: College Nationals and Its Problems

Let's not forget that high school nationals (PACE NSC and HSNCT) are able to distinguish between top teams while still allowing the best teams to regularly score above 20 ppb. It's ludicrous to suggest that college nationals cannot have a difficulty that allows for just as many top college teams to ...
by eygotem
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

Ladue B and Hickman just missed out on bids to PACE NSC, and interestingly finished in the top 12 with senior-less lineups. For Hickman, that's certainly notice delivered to their future foes in the soon-to-start Central Missouri Activities Conference, who had five of its seven founding members in ...
by eygotem
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 4355

Re: Cross-Post: NAQT Timing Discussion

One thing I'd like to add is that having only 2 seconds to answer can make a major difference when it comes to players who are used to game formats with verbal recognition rules (i.e. (Ocean) Science Bowl, some wacky state formats etc.), since those players are likely used to waiting a several secon...
by eygotem
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

In a surprising twist, Marquette defeated Lindsey Homeschool to take 2nd in the Missouri History Bowl, losing to Ladue in the finals. Less surprising were the results of the History Bee: Sam Lindsey finished 1st, while Louis Li was 2nd. Moving on, the next few weeks will be an exciting time - WUHSAC...
by eygotem
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

The Missouri History Bee and Bowl is tomorrow (2/07), and the field notably includes two MacDonald County teams (all the way from southwest Missouri!) as well as two homeschool teams of STL Patriots players. Though I fully expect both the Bee and Bowl finals to devolve into a 1v1 showdown between th...
by eygotem
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Notable Buzzers
Replies: 20
Views: 3511

Re: Notable Buzzers

If only there were a team version of this...

I can attest that it works quite well for ocean science bowl practice :razz:
by eygotem
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Good Databases/Software?
Replies: 3
Views: 965

Re: Good Databases/Software?

Seems like you're on the right track so far! Here are some other useful sites: https://quizbowlpackets.com/ - lots of old question packets that you can read through http://quizbug2.herokuapp.com/ - essentially a better, single-player version of Protobowl; more customizable and has a larger and more ...
by eygotem
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

There's only one month left before the deadline for non-Missouri teams (due to the MSHSAA sanctioning process). We're still looking for more teams to register, so don't hesitate to do so if you'd like to add one more great tournament to your calendar!
by eygotem
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Mirror requests
Topic: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)
Replies: 12
Views: 9144

Re: CALISTO (Regular HS, 2020)

adhvaithr7 wrote: Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:09 pm I would like to know what set is similar to CALISTO, so that way I can accordingly study those packets.

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Check out sets labelled "(2)" on https://quizbowlpackets.com/ (i.e. WHAQ, LIST, etc.) - those should be around the same difficulty level.
by eygotem
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

Poll results are in! Here are your midseason top 10: 1. St. Louis Patriots A: 115 points, ranked in 100% of ballots, highest vote: 1, lowest vote: 4 2. Ladue A: 110 points, ranked in 100% of ballots, highest vote: 1, lowest vote: 2 3. College Heights Christian A: 98 points, ranked in 100% of ballots...
by eygotem
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

As there haven't been any additional poll responses within the past week, and in the interest of time, I will be closing the poll and posting the results at 7 pm CST this Sunday, Jan. 12. If you haven't voted yet, or wish to edit your response, please do so before then!
by eygotem
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

I just realized I've forgotten to update the field in a while. We are now two-thirds of the way to our field cap--if you want a spot, make sure to sign up soon!
by eygotem
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

I've created a midseason poll for the top 10 teams in the Missouri circuit. The poll will be open until 7 pm CST on Jan. 18, 2020, after which the results will be posted.
by eygotem
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

Just a reminder that we still have plenty of spots in our field for LIST IX. If you're interested in a late-season tournament on harder questions that will be great preparation for nationals, then don't forget to sign up!
by eygotem
Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19

Congratulations to our tournament champion Clayton, who won a 1-game final against Oakville A to take 1st place! Complete stats for the tournament can be found here.
by eygotem
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

Let's not forget that the St. Louis Patriots managed to net 22 ppb on RAFT at East Central College, with Sam and Owen breaking the Hoppes-Mikanowski Limit of 70 ppg each. Granted, they were up against a weak field, but these strong statistics certainly show a potential for them to break top 3 in the...
by eygotem
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Diversifying our team
Replies: 1
Views: 1926

Re: Diversifying our team

If the skill gap is a problem, you should try having separate "novice" and "varsity" rooms at practices if you can—that way, new recruits would be able to develop their skills without being constantly outbuzzed, while more experienced players could practice on harder questions. Also, this guide may ...
by eygotem
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

So I might as well give my own take on things, here's my thoughts on some of the teams (in no particular order): Ladue Although we lose most of last year's amazing A team, we still have two of Missouri's best science and history players in myself and Louis (who is also surprisingly good at sports!),...
by eygotem
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6860

Re: Preseason Discussion

Welp, time to hop on the shill train... Despite losing our talented trio of seniors, Ladue will certainly remain quite strong this season. We retain our very skilled history player Louis Li, as well as strong science specialist Eric Yin (myself). As if this dynamic duo of juniors weren't enough, we ...
by eygotem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

Current Field (22/24) : Orchard Farm (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator) Sullivan (3 teams, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator, 1 scorekeeper) Eureka (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator) Brentwood (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer) Oakville (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator) Parkway North (1 team) Helias (2 teams, 2 buzzers...
by eygotem
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19

Current Field (15/16) : Orchard Farm (1 team, 1 buzzer) Oakville (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator) Hannibal (1 team) New Haven (1 team, 1 buzzer) Parkway Central (1 team) Webster Groves (1 team) Winfield (1 team) Francis Howell (1 team, 1 buzzer) Westminster Christian (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator...
by eygotem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19

Edit: The post has been updated to include the link for the RAMS 2 set.

Request: If any forum moderators can see this, would it be possible to remove the "Re:" from the name of this thread? Thanks
by eygotem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: [Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20
Replies: 5
Views: 2226

[Cancelled] Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IX ― 3/28/20

Hello everyone, The Ladue Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our ninth annual Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) on Saturday, March 28th, 2020 . We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well. In consistency with pre...
by eygotem
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Re: Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Ladue Fall Novice Tournament ― 11/16/19

Hello everyone, The Ladue Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Ladue Fall Novice Tournament on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 . This tournament will be primarily aimed at newer players, and will be a great way for them to hone their skills on an easier question set (although...
by eygotem
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 2019-20
Replies: 25
Views: 7084

Re: Missouri 2019-20

So, with many of Missouri's best players graduating, which teams do you think will do well in the upcoming season?
by eygotem
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards [WINNERS ANNOUNCED]
Replies: 34
Views: 15196

Re: 2018-19 Groger Ranks Awards

Kinda late to this thread, but Akshay Govindan is definitely OP at science. He has insanely high stats at all 3 nationals, and from having practiced with him, he clearly has very deep knowledge in the subject area. Vote him for #2 science player if you haven't already.
by eygotem
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Quizbowl
Topic: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season
Replies: 8
Views: 5193

Re: Set Collaboration Thread-2019-2020 Season

The Ladue quizbowl team is planning to produce a HS regular difficulty set for next spring, as long as we can get enough knowledgeable writers and editors to help us. If anyone isn't too busy already with other sets, we would greatly appreciate your help, so please contact me if you are interested.