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by kCobain911
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ezell-Harding Tournament - September 20, 2008
Replies: 15
Views: 3567

Re: Ezell-Harding Tournament - September 20, 2008

Could we have a field update?
by kCobain911
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 19th Annual Walton Academic Challenge 10/11/08
Replies: 19
Views: 3584

Re: 19th Annual Walton Academic Challenge 10/11/08

Could someone from Walton please put a list of teams that have signed up so far?
by kCobain911
Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 102
Views: 13038

Re: Next Year

Brookwood retains most of their scoring, as three of their top four were Juniors. They should be a strong team. I agree with the others that Brookwood, James Island, and Dorman are the cream of the crop for the south, as of now at least. Alpharetta has a good chance to win JV. THe South is losing a...
by kCobain911
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: No Name Tournament 2008: Very Preliminary Announcement
Replies: 13
Views: 5707

Re: No Name Tournament 2008: Very Preliminary Announcement

Someone in the south (hint Georgia or Alabama) should mirror this.
by kCobain911
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 QU NAC: B. T. Washington (OK) wins!
Replies: 350
Views: 40971

Re: NAC Schedules

Hey, in case anyone is having trouble deciphering my apparently coded messages, let me just spell out that the NAC is completely unacceptable as quizbowl and you are either intellectually or morally deficient if you disagree. Especially if you are Maggie Larkin, Booker T. Washington High School Alu...
by kCobain911
Thu May 29, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!
Replies: 84
Views: 8780

Re: PACE NSC Prediction Contest!

Predict the 12 playoff teams (two points each) -MLK, Thomas Jefferson A -Dorman A, Hunter -Charter A, Dorman B -Whitman A, Rockford Auburn -NKC, State College - RM A, DCC Predict which teams will go undefeated and untied in the preliminaries (one points each) -TJ A; Dorman A; Dorman B; Whitman A; NK...
by kCobain911
Tue May 27, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 19th Annual Walton Academic Challenge 10/11/08
Replies: 19
Views: 3584

Re: 19th Annual Walton Academic Challenge 10/11/08

What is the question format?

Will the playoff questions be from the same writers?

How many rounds will be played?

Any information on lunch?
by kCobain911
Sun May 11, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Freshmen
Replies: 41
Views: 4343

Re: Freshmen

Probably the biggest issue with Freshmen for me, is that they're usually buzzer shy. God forbid they actively go for answers because they are afraid they'll get it wrong. I have this one freshmen who has the annoying habit of saying "I knew that" after a lot of toss ups, and then I'll say "Then why...
by kCobain911
Sat May 10, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE classes
Replies: 29
Views: 4122

Re: ACE classes

jrbarry wrote:kcobain911: What you posted is NOT on our website. Your course list is different as are the symbols next to them. Did someone email you that list?
It was like this on the website when I posted this thread. Im guessing its not info for everyone. Ill edit that out then.
by kCobain911
Sat May 10, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE classes
Replies: 29
Views: 4122

Re: ACE classes

jrbarry wrote:Hey, kcobain911: where did you get aLL THAT wrong info concerning ACE courses?
From the ACE website. but looking back now, the information from the site looks more organized. Sorry for any confusion.
by kCobain911
Sat May 10, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE classes
Replies: 29
Views: 4122

Re: ACE classes

That is another question. I don't know any of these answers. I am hoping that Mr. Huff, Mr. Roundtree, or Mr. Barry or others from ACE can answer them.
by kCobain911
Sat May 10, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE classes
Replies: 29
Views: 4122

ACE classes

ourses for SEMO and Milligan College Announced Basic Literature (SEMO/MC) Basic Literature Lab (SEMO/MC) Basic Science (SEMO/MC) Basic Science Lab (SEMO/MC) Anatomy (SEMO/MC) Math I (SEMO/MC) Math II (SEMO/MC) US History (SEMO/MC) US History Lab (SEMO/MC) Mythology (SEMO/MC) Scientists (SEMO/MC) Fin...
by kCobain911
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

AlphaQuizBowler wrote: Are All-State teams still voted on each year?
Since no individual scores are kept at state tournaments, it would be extremely vague and subjective except for one or two obvious ones. Besides, most of the GA coaches on this board are anti-individual.
by kCobain911
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 211469

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I definitely wasn't talking about reading for enjoyment. Ah, miscommunication. Yea, I would not want questions on Romance novels. But in my state, our middle school questions depended a lot on the school curriculum. To put in questions about upper level novels like Naked Lunch or Beloved would requ...
by kCobain911
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 211469

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I think it's safe to say we've pushed aside Romantic dime novels, series murder mysteries by people like Jan Evanovich, and stuff like that because they are not of any literary quality, so I see no reason to make an exception for young adult "literature" which is, for the most part, equally bad. So...
by kCobain911
Mon Mar 17, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois '07-'08
Replies: 1091
Views: 211469

Re: Illinois '07-'08

I see no problem with young adult lit. Of course there are benefits to reading books that broaden ones horizon and stuff like that, but its no reason to push aside an entire "genre" of literature.
by kCobain911
Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yes, it's another thread about math
Replies: 102
Views: 23751

Re: Yes, it's another thread about math

It's a test of how quickly you can do arithmetic, and always will be. Unless the topic covers trigonometry.... or some advance algebra.... or calculus... or trigonometry ... SEMANTICS ALERT!!! It might be semantics, but its legitimate semantics. Anyone who can add and multiply etc fast enough can g...
by kCobain911
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9287

Re: Frequency lists

To almost mimic alex, I used to get the list of works and try to write 3 lines about them just to describe them. For questions about art pieces usually what they ask is what you see, but from less detailed to the obvious. This could be pretty helpful, but I do think it would be much more helpful to...
by kCobain911
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial (9/30/07) at UTC
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: RESULTS: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial (9/30/07) at UTC

Your Genial Quizmaster wrote:While posting the results for last weekend’s Haskins, I discovered that apparently we never posted full results and stats online for last fall’s tournament (... oops...) unless somehow they didn't get into the archives.
Better late than never... Thanks though.
by kCobain911
Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QuizBowl: Teams that are serious and teams that play for fun
Replies: 22
Views: 3093

Re: QuizBowl: Teams that are serious and teams that play for fun

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:I would say that the 'serious' teams you speak of probably derive their fun from beating the 'fun' teams and winning tournaments.
Our team definitely plays for fun.
by kCobain911
Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: national tournament comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 9842

thank you.
by kCobain911
Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: national tournament comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 9842

This might sound kind of weird, but could someone post a PACE question online?
by kCobain911
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32949

cvdwightw wrote:you know, I think I know this clue, so I buzz, conveniently disregarding the fact that my answer doesn't make any sense with the previous clues.
Those make 95% of my negs.
by kCobain911
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Scholar's Bowl @ Berry College Mount Berry, GA -- UPDATE!!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6636

What will the format of the tournament be? As in # of questions, # of rounds, etc
by kCobain911
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSNCT/PACE and graduation
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

HSNCT/PACE and graduation

Does anyone else have graduation on the friday before HSNCT? how are they dealing with it?
by kCobain911
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dorman Cavalier Academic Challenge (1/19/08)-Spartanburg, SC
Replies: 18
Views: 5051

jrbarry wrote:Gwinnett County Schools Did NOT keep any school from going to Dorman. We were there today and it amazes meany GA team did not show up. There were no weather-related problems at all coming or goiung home tonight.
erm, who won? anyone?
by kCobain911
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

Norcross may be unable to attend tournaments in the near future since we might all be playing in the snow instead. That's right. It's snowing in Georgia. :lol: I bet the people in the Minnesota and Illinois thread are laughing at us. Right now I'm just praying for Cobb County Schools to be closed. ...
by kCobain911
Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Number of Students who play quizbowl
Replies: 12
Views: 2411

Why don't we get in our respective state/areas and have someone from the school give a number of how many play? I realize that leaves a lot of schools whose states aren't represented out of the picture.
by kCobain911
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High Q
Replies: 40
Views: 9466

Re: High Q

Now that a good majority of the initial High Q games have been played, how do you guys feel about the competition so far? I created this thread to promote discussion about High Q since there seemed to be no thread pertaining to Georgia's televised quiz show. Fire away! :cool: So what happened with ...
by kCobain911
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What is the ideal study to practice ratio?
Replies: 8
Views: 2102

Xerxes wrote:
Youse Da Force wrote:The same as the ratio of unicorns to leprechauns.
Unicorns are extinct genius


But leprechauns are still a vital community in northern island.
by kCobain911
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Benefit(s) of question writing?
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

I've always felt that from a purely cost(time-input) benefit(improvement) perspective, writing questions isn't the best way for me. This is probably because it takes me on average 30 minutes to write a tossup when I could be using that time to look up 5 things in considerable depth. It's probably m...
by kCobain911
Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Benefit(s) of question writing?
Replies: 12
Views: 2911

Benefit(s) of question writing?

I know a lot of people on this forum write questions, so I was wondering, besides looking up stuff, what are the benefits of writing questions? Would someone get the same benefit from just researching and note taking? on a side note, ( because i don't want to litter the forum), how much harder are N...
by kCobain911
Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS (9 Feb 2008) Tin Man Invitational (TMI)
Replies: 13
Views: 3197

We might be interested, but you are using the same set as Cedar Shoals Bulldog Brawl on February 2nd, which would draw away some GA teams.
by kCobain911
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

That reeks of fallacy to assume that because someone has won state most of the time that they will continue to win state in an activity where the lineups of teams frequently change from season to season. There have been numerous examples of teams who can be really dominant for a year or 2 and then ...
by kCobain911
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs--we miss you!
Replies: 182
Views: 32949

at UTC,



"This work was not an epistolary..."

answer: Pamela


what was the answer to the aforementioned question?
by kCobain911
Sun Dec 09, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 1st NAQT qualifier ever in Missouri @ NKC, Dec. 8th, 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Re: Results

So, thanks to fears about weather, we only had 4 teams show up today, and then thanks to reports about worse weather out east, one of those teams decided to leave after round 3, so instead of doing our originally scheduled double round robin prelims, we just played 1 round robin and then an advanta...
by kCobain911
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

(Well, you know, they went to Maggie Walker's tournament in Virginia, Gonzaga's tournament in Washington DC, the spring tournament at the University of Virginia, and the Virginia Commonwealth PACE-format tournament last year, and considering the high retention of players they have on their A-team I...
by kCobain911
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

Well, surprising as it may seem to you, it is somewhat insulting to have someone try to fallaciously disprove my arguments by telling me that I'm from Missouri and thus I am redundant or whatever as opposed to actually addressing the points I'm making. When he said Missouri, I don't think he was in...
by kCobain911
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

And as to your other point, I love how you totally edited out the relevant portion of the statement to once again make it look like I'm telling you guys that Dorman is good when you already know that. I wasn't and my full quote demonstrates that - 2) Insulting me and trying to invalidate my points ...
by kCobain911
Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

2) Insulting me and trying to invalidate my points by telling me that it is redundant that a player from Missouri is telling people from Georgia that Dorman's good is silly and inaccurate. My midwesternness has nothing to do with my ability to judge Dorman, a team I have played multiple times over ...
by kCobain911
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12110

Tough crowd no? Looks like a veritable southeast showdown. Where's Brindlee Mountain? I am pretty sure I have left out some other good southeast teams so excuse me.
by kCobain911
Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Academic Challenge - 10/13/07
Replies: 14
Views: 6760

That is true. Brookwood did not have their A team because there was some sort of Homecoming Event.
by kCobain911
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Academic Challenge - 10/13/07
Replies: 14
Views: 6760

Georgia seems to be filled with good teams. Watch out for Chattahoochee B also.
by kCobain911
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Academic Challenge - 10/13/07
Replies: 14
Views: 6760

Final Results

1. Dorman A
2. Norcross

(3/4) James Island or Dorman B; No consolation match was played.

Finals- Dorman 150- Norcross 70
by kCobain911
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

I didn't get a chance to watch, but who won today's High Q match?
by kCobain911
Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast 07 - 08
Replies: 5
Views: 3169

WAC tourney

If you have not already done so, please sign up to come to the Walton Academic Challenge on October the 13th. Here is a link to the actual announcement. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4044 this is a quick link to the registration and invitation forms. http://waltonhigh.org/students...
by kCobain911
Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 59293

WAC Tourney

If you have not already done so, please sign up to come to the Walton Academic Challenge on October the 13th. Here is a link to the actual announcement. http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4044 this is a quick link to the registration and invitation forms. http://waltonhigh.org/students...
by kCobain911
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rickards Fall Tournament (10/12-13/07) Tallahassee, FL
Replies: 3
Views: 2054

I am pretty sure about this. October 13 is PSAT testing date so many juniors will be trying to make NMSQT.
by kCobain911
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Trevor's Triv./Selcer Mem. (9/29/07) at UTC
Replies: 18
Views: 6810

Does your tournament have a lot of trash? Besides the trash round I mean
by kCobain911
Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Intentional Neg
Replies: 29
Views: 9883

The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, Etc. Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd Variety for Threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five times a Wife (whereof once to her own brother), Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Fel...