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by ak47
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER Discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 8733

Re: THUNDER Discussion

I think Bob Fosse is a fine choice for a regular difficulty tournament. My art film class delved pretty deeply into the Fosse film canon (most specifically Cabaret and Lenny), and cinematically, he is pretty relevant to the development of film as an art form. Even though Fosse only shows two relevan...
by ak47
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Top 10 Scandals in Southern California Quizbowl 2000-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4836

Re: Top 10 Scandals in Southern California Quizbowl 2000-2009

The Ilan Ben-Meir and Basileus incident bring back fond memories of SoCal hs quizbowl. Thanks for this trio of posts, Dwight.
by ak47
Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)
Replies: 54
Views: 8309

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)

What time should teams be there, and exactly what room in Sever Hall should we meet?
by ak47
Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)
Replies: 54
Views: 8309

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Northeast FIST Mirror (11/7/09)

MIT now has a full team for this tournament.
by ak47
Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT
Replies: 63
Views: 13650

Re: ACF Fall Northeast (10/31) @ MIT

I had to drive 12 hours and around 700 miles, pay hotel and tournament fees, and in the end never got to play any questions. Is it too much to ask for some MIT quizbowlers to spend even half of their day to walk a couple hundred feet and staff this tournament? Sorry, Barry. That does sincerely suck...
by ak47
Wed Jun 03, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 82876

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Just to resolve the Flushing HS case, the reason Flushing played no playoff games was simply because they had to leave the tournament for their high school graduation ceremony on Sunday.
by ak47
Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 7337

Re: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion

I think clues about the theatrical interpretation of dramas are fine as long as they are genuinely significant to the drama's development or significance. Just as it would be disingenuous of me to include random analyses of minor characters in a tossup about some work of literature, it would be pret...
by ak47
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 7337

Re: Gaddis II Thanks and Discussion

Since many of my sentiments regarding the HSNCT set echo the criticisms posited by a lot of people already, I won't rehash them. Instead I'll give my thoughts on Gaddis. First, I thought the tournament was amazing. Gaddis pretty much salvaged my weekend. After hearing an interminable barrage of TUs ...
by ak47
Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: San Diego Academic League Questions
Replies: 44
Views: 20452

Re: San Diego Academic League Questions

Regarding the NCAL question source, I think I heard once (while watching a telecasted match on ITV) that some old lady was responsible for constructing the original archive of questions. The archive then builds up questions by requiring coaches to submit ten or so questions (both tossups and bonuses...
by ak47
Mon Mar 23, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009
Replies: 23
Views: 4086

Re: UCLA Aztlan Cup V March 22,2009

I believe the score recorded for the RB/UCLA match is correct.
by ak47
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II
Replies: 98
Views: 53292

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Gaddis Experiment II

I'll play.
by ak47
Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla
Replies: 49
Views: 10517

Re: San Diego Open - 6/6/09 - La Jolla

Rancho Bernardo will be there.
by ak47
Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

I second this.
by ak47
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest in second video games tournament?
Replies: 35
Views: 5073

Re: Interest in second video games tournament?

I wanna play this.
by ak47
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

Hey Max. Baby Anteater was not Lucas's first tournament; I believe ZOT Bowl was his first.
by ak47
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 18071

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

I'll be headed to MIT in the fall and will definitely be playing quizbowl.
by ak47
Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California Pre-Nationals Tuneup: Planning
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: Southern California Pre-Nationals Tuneup: Planning

This is a swell idea, Dwight.

The weekend of the 16/17 works fine for RB. In terms of the question set, I lean toward HSAPQ PACE #2 to gear up for the NSC. A mirror of a collegiate regular difficulty tournament would be chill, too (at least for the top division).
by ak47
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed: Trojan Wars (12/06/08), USC (Los Angeles, CA)
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: Announcement: Trojan Wars (12/06/08), USC (Los Angeles, CA)

EDITTED FOR STUPIDITY
True dat, brother.
by ak47
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: ACF Fall West (11/8/08) at UC Irvine
Replies: 25
Views: 6291

Re: Announcement: ACF Fall West (11/8/08) at UC Irvine

Beside the late tournament start (that like Micah said was really just funny) and J. Luna's random departure (ostensibly for "complicated" reasons according to Marcus) that caused our extremely late round against Arcadia B, the tournament was well-directed. So thanks to Dwight for directing and all ...
by ak47
Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29184

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

Yeah, my bad Dwight. I should have informed you of that as well. :(
by ak47
Thu Oct 30, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

As a proponent of mACF quizbowl, I also really don't understand this "WE DONT DO PACE!" attitude either. Does Santa Monica consider the NSC less legitimate than the HSNCT because there are less teams playing? I mean, like, I don't even understand the barrier between NAQT quizbowl and mACF that teams...
by ak47
Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

RB's mirror of NNT is going to make the great amount of people very happy because: (1) The set for NNT is probably the best set targeted toward high schoolers in Southern California in as long as I can remember because the questions are written and edited by people who are actually competent and ext...
by ak47
Wed Oct 29, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

I don't see why you guys would have to wake up at 5 to get to our tourney on time. It starts on 9, a quick google map search says it takes 2 hours to get to RB from Arcadia. Leaving from Arcadia at any time from 6:30-7:00 seems sufficient ...
by ak47
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

We are using the official ACF Fee Structure Base fee: $120 per team Buzzer system: -$5/buzzer, no limit Staffer: -$10/staffer, no limit Laptop: -$10 (one per team) Distance: -$10 per 200 miles one-way (this means Bay Area teams get a discount of at least $10, I'll have to check if any of you meet t...
by ak47
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Caltech Technophobia Jr.
Replies: 26
Views: 4505

Re: Caltech Technophobia Jr.

Let's not make too big of a deal about this. It was a solid final match, and Santa Monica came out on top in that game (deservedly so). Though I also find the scheduling/winner decision somewhat confusing and nonsensical, whatever happened happened. Onward we go.
by ak47
Fri Oct 24, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

RB will do its best to put up a good fight against you guys.
by ak47
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

RB A won't be at full strength in Caltech due to the loss of Zhao. Alex, who on Arcadia's not going tomorrow? So it appears that the only team that will be at full strength is Santa Monica?
by ak47
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008
Replies: 36
Views: 6813

Re: UCLA TWAIN IX: Sunday 5 October 2008

Seriously, this is pretty ridiculous how terribly late and delayed the distribution of packets and the posting of statistics are taking. I hope this is just an aberration that will be corrected in the future, because I've enjoyed many of the UCLA tournaments I've been to in the past.
by ak47
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

University is the school right across from Irvine I believe.
by ak47
Fri Oct 17, 2008 4:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Single-elimination: why it is bad
Replies: 28
Views: 4874

Re: Single-elimination: why it is bad

Hey Sarah,

Like Zhao, I would be willing to write if the need arises.
by ak47
Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 8407

Re: Zot Bowl/Truman State/VCU Novice Discussion

Like Zhao and Auroni, I would be grateful if people could send me some feedback regarding the Rancho Bernardo packet. My eMail is [email protected].
by ak47
Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41795

Re: Southern California 08-09

Sort of like no one could pick against Federer at Wimbledon until Nadal finally beat him in the final, I think it would be unfair to Santa Monica to say they will not fare as well as last year just because they lost some awesome senior players. Their coaching is awesome, and they have some good pros...
by ak47
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Zot Bowl: Epilogue
Replies: 7
Views: 2083

Re: Zot Bowl: Epilogue

Thanks to Dwight and the two Rays for putting together the Zot Bowl. It was definitely a great experience contributing to and playing my first mACF tourney.