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by quizbowl
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings of HSNCT Field
Replies: 37
Views: 5162

Re: Byko Rankings of HSNCT Field

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
quizbowl wrote:What are these NAQT ratings of which you speak?
Right here: http://www.naqt.com/stats/ratings.jsp
I don't know why others haven't discussed these much at all.
I'm not going to lie. Those a pretty whack as well.
by quizbowl
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings of HSNCT Field
Replies: 37
Views: 5162

Re: Byko Rankings of HSNCT Field

It is interesting to see how teams have performed over the last several years at HSNCT. However, how teams have performed in the past has no bearing whatsoever on how they will perform this year. No disrespect to Maggie Walker, but does anyone honestly think they will get third this year? Obviously ...
by quizbowl
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements
Replies: 33
Views: 11506

Re: 2008 NAQT HSNCT Announcements

Is it worth it to bring a team of sophomores and juniors to a tournament like this? Definitely. Any experience at the national level they get will be valuable, especially if these will be the kids that play for your "A" team over the next couple of years. I know nothing about Bettendorf High School...
by quizbowl
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Beatles
Replies: 38
Views: 5989

Re: The Beatles

Across the Universe was very good... the first time. After having friends blaring the soundtrack continuously, it was close to unbearable the second time I watched it.
by quizbowl
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 60752

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

I have no doubt the draws were uneven. My point is that they never are, it really isn't something up for discussion. As much as I hate to say it, with round-robin preliminaries, it's something you have to deal with.
by quizbowl
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2007-2008
Replies: 268
Views: 60752

Re: Georgia 2007-2008

AlphaQuizBowler wrote:I didn't like the preliminary format. It seemed that some schools got off with a much easier draw than others. Anyone else care to comment on this?
This happens at most every tournament where the preliminaries are set up with round-robin groups. Swiss Pairing eliminates this.
by quizbowl
Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lists
Replies: 29
Views: 4319

Re: Lists

I think Charlie is being a little harsh. Lists can be helpful when you need to learn information quickly. However, Henry hit on the main helpful thing with those subjects, history books and maps. Wikipedia is also a very useful resource. But if lists are what you want, Stanford has assembled some pr...
by quizbowl
Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: School Budget Votes = Death
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: School Budget Votes = Death

Oh. Sorry I'm not in that position but wanted to offer some help..
by quizbowl
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13728

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

What? Both were examples that I came up with. Edited to remove the (possible) mention of an answer. . . was there really even any answer revealed in this post? We don't know whether or not that was an actual bonus answer. If it was then I stand corrected. But it seemed to me that he was making an e...
by quizbowl
Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament
Replies: 59
Views: 13728

Re: Minnesota/Maryland/Vanderbilt/Cleveland/K-State tournament

He made up something, and said he exaggerated how easy they were. And if you had to look up the answer to the question he "gave away" then you are a pathetic quizbowl player.
by quizbowl
Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: South Carolina 07-08
Replies: 73
Views: 14549

Re: South Carolina 07-08

Congratulations to Southside High School of Greenville for winning the 2008 NAQT HS State Championship. They were champions of the A/2A division and defeated James Island High School of Charleston (champions of the 3A/4A division). Semifinalists were Irmo High School (runners-up in the 3A/4A divisi...
by quizbowl
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota Spring Tournament: Chitin Classic. 4/5 at the U.
Replies: 23
Views: 9057

Re: Minnesota Spring Tournament: Chitin Classic. 4/5 at the U.

A live blog would be nice. Has a Dorman-EP (Byko's 1 and 2) match gone down yet?
by quizbowl
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Goldfish National Championship Tournament
Replies: 134
Views: 15882

Re: Goldfish National Championship Tournament

This seems very much like KMO to me. Except with buzzers instead of computer.
by quizbowl
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 500 things...
Replies: 87
Views: 10346

Re: 500 things...

quizbowllee wrote:32. Winning beats losing.
33. Losing beats getting stomped.
34. Getting stomped still beats not playing.
35. If you can't be right, be funny.
Lee has been to a few too many tournaments at UTC.
by quizbowl
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Frequency lists
Replies: 34
Views: 9567

Re: Frequency lists

cdcarter wrote:
You Win Again wrote:Here's something I've always wondered: has anyone ever gotten a music question about a work based on information about chord changes and movements and all that technical stuff? Or to rephrase that, have any of you ever?
Only on pieces I have played
Pretty much
by quizbowl
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Update-Viking Invitational, (3-7-08)Spartanburg, SC 29302
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Update-Viking Invitational, (3-7-08)Spartanburg, SC 29302

Correct me if I'm wrong, but this was the first tournament that Spartanburg has hosted, right? It seems that bouncebacks and powers and negs and everything would just complicate things for the (presumably) inexperienced readers and scorekeepers. There are also no bouncebacks in the regular NAQT form...