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by MLWMathStar
Sat Apr 26, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker: April 26, 2008
Replies: 70
Views: 17016

Re: JV tournament at Maggie Walker: April 26, 2008

As for the brackets, we didn't know enough about a lot of the teams to completely balance them. Dr. Barnes had wanted to switch you with St. Gertrude, but Palmer (who made the schedules) was not aware of the reasoning behind that and thus decided no change was warranted. In light of both that and y...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: JV tournament at Maggie Walker: April 26, 2008
Replies: 70
Views: 17016

Re: JV tournament at Maggie Walker: April 26, 2008

Thank you to all teams for coming. From my angle the tournament seemed to run okay. Prelim results have been posted: http://www.geocities.com/mlwgsbob/HAVOC/havocwebstats_standings.html The one game finals was between bracket winners Collegiate A and Freeman. Freeman won the game and the tournament....
by MLWMathStar
Sun Jan 13, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 37323

On a more positive note about the questions: The absence of math calculation was much appreciated. Please let TJ and GSAC not be the only house written tournaments to make this change.
by MLWMathStar
Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 25623

Playoff stats have now been added to the website; use the same URL.
by MLWMathStar
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 25623

Sorry for the stats delay. This was my fault for not getting the stats on my flash drive the night of the tournament. We have most of them up on this page now. Particularly, I don't yet have the information about 5th through 8th place. Anant probably has this though. EDIT: As you probably already kn...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discuss: GSAC XV: December 8
Replies: 19
Views: 4741

If you hadn't noticed from the web page before the tournament, you probably realized now that this tournament had math questions, but no computation questions. How did people like this change? It's one I hope will be mimicked in other tournaments. There is one thing I would like to apologize for: th...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11544

Quint, I believe you just called us Maggie. There will be mandatory therapy on Monday.
by MLWMathStar
Sat Oct 27, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11544

Not a good day for us. I was sick, and the rest of the team didn't seem to be on their game today either, except Greg.

The most remarkable thing I see on the stats is TJ A's negging. Minimum of 4 negs per game, one game with 10, all players with at least 6. Is this abnormal, or is this your strategy?
by MLWMathStar
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23450

Time was not the thing preventing 10 rounds. Logistics, as in available moderators, was the problem.

Even so, the card system would have a lot of advantages.
by MLWMathStar
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23450

The questions appeared to be better made in terms of difficulty. The first few rounds were like last year's questions, with games between top teams featuring tons of powers and buzzer races. That's probably okay though; as NAQT said, they do need to cater to teams not in this area. But come round 7 ...
by MLWMathStar
Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 PACE NSC!
Replies: 27
Views: 14046

Likewise, I missed PACE for a math camp. :P However, I'm in Nebraska, so not much in way of location humor. Actually, Nebraska just kind of stinks in general. Hooray for MW A winning and avenging their only HSNCT loss in this year's PAC finals. Also good job to MW B for coming from behind as a #7 to...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 PACE NSC!
Replies: 27
Views: 14046

Consolation: That is quite possibly the greatest system of naming brackets that we'll ever see. Who came up with that? Looks like Stuyvestant will get another chance to show their stuff after they maybe didn't live up to their potential at NAQT. Maybe they'll do a repeat of their win over MW like at...
by MLWMathStar
Tue May 29, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early losses in power-matching = advantage?
Replies: 24
Views: 10016

This year's card system and the standard bracketing system have no technical difference, only a logistical one. As a team that made an upset in the first round, I can attest that Byko's example situation sort of happened to us this year as well. There was no real change.
by MLWMathStar
Tue May 29, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 30218

MW is a little bit of an enigma as they are graduating their full A team but they are another team that can never be counted out. I'll let you figure out the details yourself next year, but the facts are that we're losing all of our top 4 (who each tower over the rest of our team) and two other mem...
by MLWMathStar
Mon May 28, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Early losses in power-matching = advantage?
Replies: 24
Views: 10016

In VHSL competition (which admittedly has questions much less pyramidal) Freeman, who managed to beat a nearly full-strength MW A in an NAQT match this year, narrowly lost to our B team - who we sent to VHSL regionals while our A team cleaned up at Gonzaga. The very next game their opponent, who we ...
by MLWMathStar
Thu May 24, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 PACE NSC preliminary field
Replies: 72
Views: 26519

I'm going to agree with the above poster about needing more time, if you're going to have questions like factoring 4th degree polynomials with complex roots (2005). I had a lot of fun trying to do that as a freshman. :(
by MLWMathStar
Sun Apr 22, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9771

NAQT's distribution was skewed towards a particular category this time. Won't say which so as not to help teams that haven't played this set, but being a weakness of mine I got a bit annoyed. Worse was that in about 5 out of 11 rounds, a math question began when the clock read less than 10 seconds, ...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39406

If quiz bowl had a Nobel Prize, you'd win it for sure after that.
by MLWMathStar
Sat Mar 31, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 31155

The error is caused by the fact that one of your players, who had 40 points in all of the other 8 games, is listed as earning 90 points that game. If I had to guess, a slip of the finger typed a 9 instead of a 0. The program thus thinks you got all 9 more bonuses and 90 less bonus points than is act...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Mar 31, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 31155

A job well done running this tournament, but no less to be expected from Dr. Chuck, of course. It becomes quickly apparent in the standings that we were completely asleep the first few rounds, but then managed to partially make up for it at the end of the day. Personally, I was quite dismayed at our...
by MLWMathStar
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 31155

Oh man, this is the first time in 2 years that I get to be a punching bag and PPG-raiser (for the other side) at a tournament...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: DAT 2007 (3/24/07) @ OLHS (Virginia Beach, VA)
Replies: 57
Views: 18730

Well plus NAQT games are just prone to flukes a lot since it's more speed than knowledge based. Is that really what you believe? Maybe I'm still recovering from playing 3 VHSL tournaments in a row last January and February, but NAQT seems quite knowledge based to me though the speed element is ther...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39406

Whether the extra 16 teams in the prelims requires more than 12 prelim rounds to guarantee 10 games I can't say, as the whole card system is quite baffling to me (ask a math person like Palmer). The card system is not something I understand incredibly well - I was tremendously impressed by it thoug...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: DAT 2007 (3/24/07) @ OLHS (Virginia Beach, VA)
Replies: 57
Views: 18730

Freeman is a dangerous team. They are a little inconsistent. But, when they are firing on all cylinders they are capable of beating just about anyone. It all depends on the packet that is read. That game was certainly a quality win for Freeman, as was their victory over Walter Johnson at W&M. I hav...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: DAT 2007 (3/24/07) @ OLHS (Virginia Beach, VA)
Replies: 57
Views: 18730

IS-62 Comments: Either our team was asleep/lethargic without one of our players or the beginning rounds were very odd in general. Later rounds seemed to have better quality questions, but almost all of the rounds seemed to suffer from imbalanced distributions in categories. This was proposed as cont...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Open (3/17) at UVA (Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 29
Views: 12112

Chattahoochee was in consolation and got 8th. They actually beat Dorman B in the consolation round robin, but then lost to Maggie Walker B probably due to exhaustion (they were a little slow on the buzzer that game). There was much tiebreak hullabaloo ending in them forfeiting a finals match to Dorm...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Mar 17, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Open (3/17) at UVA (Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 29
Views: 12112

Quick results overview, I'm sure the TDs will have a more complete list later. Maggie Walker A went 12-0 for the day getting first (all other teams got at least 3 losses), and Dorman B won consolation (7th). I do have to say this NAQT IS set was full of very strange questions. I'll leave out specifi...
by MLWMathStar
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Biography
Replies: 11
Views: 4063

Similarly, I feel like a TU on Fitzgerald rewards knowledge of him much better if it starts out with [blah] than "He married the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge who was, in his own words, the "top girl" of the Montgomery social circle." Someone who knows a lot about Fitzgerald can connec...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Col. Ebirt Mem. Tourney (3/3/07) @ William & Ma
Replies: 53
Views: 18143

My coach says I shouldn't complain since NAQT is a group of "professional" writers, but maybe NAQT tournaments give more inconsistent results than house written pyramidal tournaments? I think I would attribute the upsets/inconsistencies to low question difficulty, as later playoff rounds had string...
by MLWMathStar
Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Col. Ebirt Mem. Tourney (3/3/07) @ William & Ma
Replies: 53
Views: 18143

By the way Palmer I'll always know you as the Happy Puppet rather than MLWMathStar... I figured I'd get slightly more people to recognize me with this screenname rather than HappyPuppet, which as of recently is now an obsolete name that I replace when possible. The word happy has not exactly fit me...
by MLWMathStar
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Col. Ebirt Mem. Tourney (3/3/07) @ William & Ma
Replies: 53
Views: 18143

Good tournament, especially for an inaugural. I haven't played NAQT questions in awhile, good to come back to it. Took a little long, but... :razz: Minor suggestion: In the double elimination playoffs you had the lowest seed playing the undefeated team in round 4 regardless of who the lowest seed wa...