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by irmogopher
Tue May 17, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80936

It's my understanding that most schools are cleared out by the first of June...right?
by irmogopher
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SC State NAQT Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1745

SC State NAQT Tournament

Is there going to be a SC State NAQT tournament this year? I heard something about there being one at USC April 2nd but so far I haven't heard anything about it.
by irmogopher
Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Ocean Sciences Bowl North Carolina Regional
Replies: 3
Views: 2664

Do any of you guys do Department of Energy Science Bowl too?
by irmogopher
Sat Feb 12, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deadline Extension!
Replies: 1
Views: 2004

If only Irmo could go.

Seriously, I would love to be going to Boston then...
by irmogopher
Sun Jan 09, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Savannah Country Day School Tourney
Replies: 11
Views: 6821

So Milton beat Dorman in a preliminary match...was Milton the fourth seed just because of a low point total?

Congratulations to Brookwood!
by irmogopher
Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pernicious NAQT Nationals Site Rumors Thread!
Replies: 17
Views: 9699

How did you know about the shortlist of five?
by irmogopher
Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pernicious NAQT Nationals Site Rumors Thread!
Replies: 17
Views: 9699

Two points: Interested hosts had to contact by July 15th, and it is now December 8th. You'd think they could announce it by now. Why do they announce the site of the national college tournament a year in advance but the high school tournament less than six months in advance? Do colleges have more re...
by irmogopher
Tue Dec 07, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thoughts on the South-East...
Replies: 11
Views: 6277

At Walton Irmo beat James Island, Ezell-Harding, and Brookwood before losing to Dorman in the finals. We chose to go to Princeton instead of Brookwood (awesome two days in New York City--we saw rent) and we only lost to TJ A...we led after 5 questions too! It's sad that I'm proud to have at least be...
by irmogopher
Sun Dec 05, 2004 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76785

It's not like you are limited to just GT girls...you'll be in the middle of freakin' Atlanta
by irmogopher
Fri Dec 03, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76785

I've applied to MIT (Early Action), Georgia Tech, USC Honors, and Furman and I'm still working on my application to Davidson.

I'm planning on studying chemistry but I'm becoming torn between chemistry and something along the grounds of biomedical engineering or even just biochemistry.
by irmogopher
Wed Nov 24, 2004 5:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Final Results: Princeton HS Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 6039

How much editing was done to the NAQT packets used at the Princeton Tournament? Normally we would expect there to be a lot of regional questions at a tournament with house questions but not if it was regular NAQT questions. Just wondering either way because we still got to have extra bragging rights...
by irmogopher
Tue Oct 05, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Science Bowl writers needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 3323

and by some multiple choice questions I'm assuming you mean it is still right about 60% or so?
by irmogopher
Mon Oct 04, 2004 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26752

In regard to the quiz bowl canon, I'm not arguing that random poetry is considered more relevant that modern music lyrics to artist, I'm just trying to point out how when looked at with any type of practicality, the subject matter is arbitrarily chosen. People get mad when something is asked about r...
by irmogopher
Sun Oct 03, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26752

I find it interesting that it is not implausible for teams to have an issue with a lyrics to rapper worksheet (Irmo only got 5 of the 10 correctly) but most teams would not complain about a worksheet like the one in the championship round, identifying poems by their 13th line (Irmo got one, a sad sa...
by irmogopher
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pernicious NAQT Nationals Site Rumors Thread!
Replies: 17
Views: 9699

I don't know how much I trust these "reliable sources" anymore... Last year I was told someone had leaked out that NAQT Nationals were going to be in Boston and I completely set and excited for a trip to Boston but then they ended up being in a hotel in Houston. They should go back to having them at...
by irmogopher
Sun Oct 03, 2004 1:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Tournament Results
Replies: 9
Views: 5558

I thought Brookwood was ranked first coming into the playoffs, at least, I'm pretty sure they were at the top of the bracket.
by irmogopher
Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge v. guessing
Replies: 18
Views: 10193

Great point Matt, I feel you really countered my argument. Thanks for the insight. I think there is a misconception with some people that guessing requires no intelligence, or at least not an exceptional level of intelligence. The point I was trying to make was not that the ability to guess supersed...
by irmogopher
Wed Aug 11, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge v. guessing
Replies: 18
Views: 10193

I don't see how that team's anger is justified. Isn't the ability to guess just as important as knowledge. Not to make them sound wholly separate since they obviously go hand in hand in the context of competitive quiz bowl. I see how one could make the argument for the burden of knowledge in not jum...
by irmogopher
Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The future of the WHSQB national poll
Replies: 20
Views: 15328

Here's an idea that was somewhat inspired by BCS even though I'm sure it would be more work. What if you were to have a poll by the panel, and then also a poll by accepting ballots by everyone...and you average the results of the two polls to get the rankings? Does that seem too stupid?
by irmogopher
Mon May 12, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What is YOUR favorite invitational or regular season tourney
Replies: 19
Views: 13610

One tournament not really mentioned often is the tournament at Savannah Country Day School. It's not as big as Dorman or Brookwood but it is consistently good and well run. We always stay at a nice Hampton Inn on the riverfront so that might add to my opinion! Anyone else agree?
by irmogopher
Sat May 10, 2003 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best teams in your state?
Replies: 188
Views: 119608

Our record is 101-33...which is not bad since our team is entirely comprised of sophomores and freshmen, except for a former team member who is a senior and played at two tournaments at the very beginning of the year...but thank goodness he left 'cause he was annoying