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by tj b boy
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: high school - college retention
Replies: 72
Views: 28742

Seems like this is akin to asking why there aren't as many major league baseball players as there are minor league baseball players. As the difficulty of the questions increases, the number of people who have fun playing on them decreases. Since we've all rejected the idea of maintaining a hard ceil...
by tj b boy
Tue May 02, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 133383

yeah, I don't see myself doing that again.

So anybody looking to do it can feel free I guess. It'll be fun, I promise.

edit: with google maps being around these days it'll be really easy, actually
by tj b boy
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17796

Haven't posted in months if not years, but I've got a few thoughts about this tournament. The TJ-Gov rivalry continues, I see. Hopefully this one can last through more than a few generations of high schoolers. I think both programs have the infrastructure to maintain an elevated quality of play, so ...
by tj b boy
Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48922

From a quick phone call from my dad I've garnered the following information: Virginia won, Maryland came in second, and Illinois came in third. I don't know who took the other places in the final round. Also, the margin of victory for Virginia was ten points. Apparently both Virginia and Maryland ga...
by tj b boy
Wed Jun 08, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81759

I like how the intricacies of TJ A's weaknesses are being aired in such a delightfully public forum... True. On the other hand, PACE is massively different anyway, and what are they gonna do about it? Dan is the only one who's ever cracked that case, and now he's on your side. Well, him and Wren. I...
by tj b boy
Wed Jun 08, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81759

It seems to me that when it comes to tossups, TJ A has mercureal players and solid ones. The mercureal ones have a tendency to compete with their own team and buzz far sooner than they actually know the answer, but when they're confident this results in powers. On the rare occasions they're unconfid...
by tj b boy
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 34115

just a lil' highlight from the playoffs; TJ A vs. Walton. Got through 26 tossups with 4 minutes left on the clock. 885 to 95, TJ wins. 14 powers, 2 negs. It works out to getting almost 35 points per tossup heard, if I recall correctly. By the way, what I took from the final is a) that TJ A can be fo...
by tj b boy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81759

Bored at work, so I made a map of all the schools sending teams to NAQT according to where Mapquest puts their high school, and if I made something like that, why not post it here? I had to make a few educated guesses, so a few dots might be off. I was going to make them different colors for differe...
by tj b boy
Sat May 28, 2005 4:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 77608

Re: TJ A

Since the notoriously strong TJ A team will have to split up in a few weeks, I would like to know where we will see them next year. Sam at Harvard, Jacob at princeton (?), and where are the other two going? Correct on the Jacob thing. Dan is going to UNC-Chapel Hill, and Will is going to Princeton....
by tj b boy
Thu May 12, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81759

On a related note, has anybody ever tried to extend the high school quiz bowl circuit into Canada in the way that college quiz bowl has done? Does anybody know about the state of academic competition to our north? Chicago is a pretty Canada-friendly location for a tournament.
by tj b boy
Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Any thoughts on the DC area?
Replies: 69
Views: 38980

:siren: BREAKING NEWS :siren:
My dad just mentioned that TJ lost to Walter Johnson in their semifinal game. He was kind of distracted with being in a car accident (he's fine, everything's fine, insurance is awesome) and didn't mention any of the other results, if he even knew them.
by tj b boy
Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 81759

I just noticed something--there's a school called "Perpetually Confused" from Shawneem Kansas. Is that an actual name, or just a joke I don't get? Last year, there were one or two jokingly named teams from some Midwestern state or another, perhaps Kansas; I was hanging out outside a room or somethi...
by tj b boy
Thu Apr 07, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nats Results
Replies: 14
Views: 7968

When did Virginia have to leave?. We left after our game against Texas, so that would have been the 3rd-to-last round. Then we had a bye, then we were to have finished up against you. We were going to try to get that bye switched to the end somehow so we wouldn't miss anything by leaving a round ea...
by tj b boy
Sun Mar 20, 2005 1:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you get out of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 9771

For one thing, it's fun. Besides that, it offers many of the benefits of a high school or college sport; camraderie, competition, travel, and yes, even a tiny bit of respect from some of your non-quiz bowl peers. Some of them. One specific thing I got from it was the ability to walk through my unive...
by tj b boy
Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJIAT 2005 Results
Replies: 7
Views: 6011

For further elaboration, the final score, I believe, was 105 to 90. Blair took third, and I'm afraid I don't recall any further than that.

edit: whoops. I've always confused you two, I'm afraid. ugh
by tj b boy
Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: July 31: Singles at UMD
Replies: 11
Views: 7158

Yeah, I'm curious about things such as the above and also whether or not I actually told you I wanted to come (my brother does too, by the way - dunno if he/we got to you on that).

I just graduated - am i allowed to show up? or did i read that wrong.
by tj b boy
Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2004 Ky state Gov cup
Replies: 44
Views: 32789

Re: johnson central

johnson central is definetly going all the way this year in quick recall they've been runner up for the past 2 years and now have the upper hand on bitter rivals pikeville, i got some words for pikeville if you thought you guys were better than us watch out cuz we will beat you in regions!!!!!!!!!!...
by tj b boy
Thu Feb 26, 2004 9:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Seniors, what colleges have you applied to, or attending?
Replies: 84
Views: 59017

UVA here. I'll try it, I'll probably do it permanently 'cause let's be honest, what else am I gonna do?

I don't think I'll be very good, but we'll see how bad I am when I get there.
by tj b boy
Mon Feb 09, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UVa power battle prediction thread
Replies: 5
Views: 5388

One thing for sure, it'll be incredibly fun.
by tj b boy
Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44788

Just to say when I hear the kind of questions you guys talk about knowing (especially in the literature area) I realize that I truly will be going into my freshman year of college quiz bowl at about the same relative level of competence that i came into my freshman year of high school quiz bowl. Sam...
by tj b boy
Thu Jan 01, 2004 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44788

I think that you could simplify this by saying that the situation is almost exactly the same as the one incoming high school freshmen meet, except that in the intervening four years their ego has grown pretty well. I don't think I feel as intimidated by college people as I did of high school people ...
by tj b boy
Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44788

Just as a side note on all of this, we had a recent practice, and one of the things we read was, I believe the final round from some ACF national tournament (somebody else will probably know which one). I think the final score after 20 questions with bonuses was 25-10.
by tj b boy
Tue Dec 16, 2003 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5118

I guess a new nationals if it was made right would be good. As is I don't think it's gonna go well. But if it gets off the ground in the first place it'll have gone outside my expectations, indicating a misjudgement of the data on my part. So if it does pop up, it very well could do well, since the ...
by tj b boy
Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 120713

Where's caddo been recently, anyway?

same with the michigan guy we all decided was the next alhsqb245q52. maybe he took a hint, maybe he's gone somewhere for Columbus day weekend.

have i just not noticed them?
by tj b boy
Sat Oct 04, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: bonuses or Bonuses?
Replies: 26
Views: 20627

I don't care what the "correct" version is. So I didn't vote. But I do say "bonuses," personally.
by tj b boy
Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Edit Option (people who run this site, take notice)
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

Even if he hadn't been banned, i doubt he would've seen the light and given that post more, uh, pointful content.

edit, that's right, an edit, in this thread of all places, how ironic:
now we let this thread die.
by tj b boy
Sun Jul 13, 2003 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Edit Option (people who run this site, take notice)
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

Thanks, duder. We'll see how it goes.
by tj b boy
Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Edit Option (people who run this site, take notice)
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

hmm. it killed my non-comedy third option, which was "yes, but it's not worth the effort required." I guess people who think that should just vote yes, since the admin(s) will know best anyway.
by tj b boy
Sun Jul 13, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Edit Option (people who run this site, take notice)
Replies: 6
Views: 5856

The Edit Option (people who run this site, take notice)

As some may have noticed, I and others' posting styles lead to us looking stupid and getting in the way when we must correct ourselves, due to the lack of an edit option. For many reasons, I believe that if possible , an edit option would be the very first thing I would have changed about this site....