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by yangsta
Fri Jun 03, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC Hotels and Transportation information
Replies: 9
Views: 4214

Re: 2011 PACE NSC Hotels and Transportation information

This was roughly the same era. I traveled a lot when I lived in the city, and when I stood in the queue for a taxi I always had to tell the dispatcher that I need a taxi that accepted credit cards. Perhaps that has now changed. Currently, all Chicago taxis (including every cab in the official taxi ...
by yangsta
Thu May 29, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 HSNCT Post Tourney Discussion - TJ Wins!
Replies: 128
Views: 12824

Re: 2008 HSNCT Live Coverage and Comments

That MLK Magnet A / Charter A (335-325) match had to be awesome. Being the one brilliantly competitive game in my room, it was indeed quite awesome. MLK was down by 220 (or maybe it was 230?) after question 15 (and probably 5 minutes left?). IIRC, Dallas got at least 6 of the next 7 tossups (possib...
by yangsta
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??
Replies: 24
Views: 3226

Re: Is Virginia NAQT States still on??

jbarnes112358 wrote:Hopefully, they will post the playoff results/stats soon.
I would post them if I had them, but I do not. Pretty sure that individual stats were not fully kept during playoffs, though.
by yangsta
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8357

Thanks for the feedback about earlier state championship. Will post here as soon as any decision is made.
by yangsta
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8357

Theoretically the NAQT state championship tournament could be moved from April to March 1, then move the invitational to sometime in April. You mean moving it to February 23 in place of the current tournament, right? When I looked at the schedule and noticed a slew of state championships on March 1...
by yangsta
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8357

Deesy Does It wrote:Vanderbilt's spring tournament is on April 5th, which seems just too late to use for both UVA and DACQ.
Theoretically the NAQT state championship tournament could be moved from April to March 1, then move the invitational to sometime in April.
by yangsta
Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8357

Current state of affairs is that we'll use IS-70, but this is not at this point set in stone -- we're exploring other options to avoid excluding Dorman, Whitman, Gonzaga, and others.

Rest assured that asking NAQT to use college sets is not among the options.
by yangsta
Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8357

I can assure you, positively, that IS-74 has the least amount of overlap for us. Even it has a bit too much, but switching right now would be an absolute impossibility. As for the teams that went to Princeton. . . I'm fairly sure a good number of them have already registered or have told me they wi...
by yangsta
Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Cavalier Open 2/23/08 @ UVa
Replies: 57
Views: 8357

I'm not sure how DACQ was assigned IS-74, as Cav Open was supposed to have geographic exclusivity for VA.

What are the schools that went to Princeton? Would have make more sense for DACQ to be 74 or 70?
by yangsta
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XV: December 8
Replies: 37
Views: 25559

Anant isn't on AIM so I figure I'll post here: There is a relatively high chance TJ might not send any teams due to a lack of sponsors (kids need to write essays to go to college !!) If we do manage to find one, which is looking unlikely at the moment, we would only be able to field three teams. Al...
by yangsta
Thu Nov 01, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 Housh Classic (01/12/08) at TJHSST (Alexandria, VA)
Replies: 105
Views: 37127

Jumping on the TJ train, volunteering services, etc.
by yangsta
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11402

Any complaints I might have about the tournament are too insignificant to mention. On that note, attendees can email Tim at [email protected].edu with any comments, especially if there are things that can be improved upon very easily. Alternately, if you would like for me to serve as...
by yangsta
Sun Oct 28, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11402

Addressing comments about moderators: It's true that there was not a full training/practice session for moderators; however, due to the high number of non-quizbowl volunteers, it was difficult getting barely enough people to show up at 9 AM on a Saturday. We conducted a brief session for the more in...
by yangsta
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11402

Standings after Prelims and Playoff brackets

Just the facts:

Preliminary Round Robin Standings

Playoff Results

Semifinals:
Whitman def. Gonzaga 435-215
Thomas Jefferson A def. Richard Montgomery A 540-140

Finals:
Whitman def. Thomas Jefferson A 355-290
by yangsta
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11402

Field update

PS: If there are any folks in the mid-Atlantic area who would like to help moderate on Saturday, we'll reimburse you for gas and feed you if you'll come... Please contact Tim at [email protected].edu. On behalf of Tim/UVa people: Blake Charlottesville A Charlottesville B Clover Hill D...
by yangsta
Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12139

STPickrell wrote:If only a telephone match could be arranged between the winner of this and the winner of Cav Classic ... :-)
Or they can... go play in Japan or something...
by yangsta
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Classic XII 10/27/07 @ UVa
Replies: 35
Views: 11402

It's a good field. Between 25 and 30 teams, with most of the regulars and some not-so-regulars. Hopefully Tim will post a full update. The tournament is also looking for several more moderator volunteers, so please contact Tim at [email protected].edu if you can help out. If you're fr...
by yangsta
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ABC XXXIV (Oct 26-27, 2007) at Vanderbilt University
Replies: 36
Views: 12139

It also conflicts with UVa's fall tournament, so the "DC powerhouses" have that to consider...
by yangsta
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9731

Advantaged final:


Maggie Walker A (7-0 playoff standings, 10-0 overall)

(one game lead)
vs.

Thomas Jefferson B (6-1 playoff standings, 9-1 overall)



Game 1:
Thomas Jefferson B 480, Maggie Walker A 290

Game 2:
Maggie Walker A 325, Thomas Jefferson B 290


Congrats to Gov and to all.
by yangsta
Sun Apr 22, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9731

Quick Results: Actually, we don't have them. Thomas Jefferson B is currently playing Maggie Walker A in an advantaged final (MW ahead), and I believe they just went to a second game. But those two teams will be 1-2. Rest of field: 3. Thomas Jefferson A T-4. Cave Spring A T-4. Maggie Walker B T-4. Fr...
by yangsta
Wed Apr 04, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9731

Field update 4/1/07 Early registration deadline is Tuesday, 4/3. Freeman Robinson A Robinson B Parry McCluer Langley TJHSST A TJHSST B Cave Spring A Cave Spring B Cave Spring C The registration form has the early registration date as 4/4, not 4/3. Maggie Waker will have 3 teams (possibly 4). Does t...
by yangsta
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39325

from http://naqt.com/hs/small-school.html "The top small school at any event that uses NAQT questions automaticaly qualifies for that year's national championship." Is it just me, or did NAQT change the website in the past couple of days? Edit: confirmed. Old page (as of Mar 26, 2007 01:25:50 GMT)....
by yangsta
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39325

mlaird wrote:whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat
I concur. Cite web site?
by yangsta
Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9731

Field update 4/1/07

Early registration deadline is Tuesday, 4/3.



Freeman
Robinson A
Robinson B
Parry McCluer
Langley
TJHSST A
TJHSST B
Cave Spring A
Cave Spring B
Cave Spring C
by yangsta
Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS! Patriot Games at George Mason University (3/31/07)
Replies: 98
Views: 30868

Matt Morrison wrote:Dr. Chuck, I propose we team up to raid TJ's finance office ninja style one night, they owe us $195 too.
Perhaps we should start a TJ debt collection thread; they also owe us $285 ;)
by yangsta
Sat Mar 31, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Sending B-Teams?
Replies: 11
Views: 4458

The reason my friend posted this was because our sponsor does not want to take a B team to the upcoming UVA tournament because she thinks they have no hope of winning. Despite her lack of faith in us, I'm rather dismayed she doesn't care about our b-team players getting any better especially since ...
by yangsta
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39325

leftsaidfred wrote:Right, it should not qualify. But since the school in question qualified according to R. Robert Hentzel... well, I'd say they qualified.
Fortunately the school in question is not listed in the field or on the waitlist; however, somebody should probably talk to R. about it....
by yangsta
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 HSNCT Field is Full
Replies: 107
Views: 39325

"If a tournament divides its field into divisions based on school size that don't compete against each other, then each division will be considered a separate tournament for the sake of qualification. If 10 "class A" schools and 10 "class B" schools attend, then two (10 x (15%) = 1.5, rounds to 2) c...
by yangsta
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: NAQT All-Virginia Tourney (4/22) @ Virginia
Replies: 24
Views: 9731

Aforementioned issue has been fixed.


Field update 3/28:
Freeman


Seriously, you can register now. :)
by yangsta
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Results: NAQT Mid-Atlantic at George Mason (2/10/07)
Replies: 118
Views: 46117

Re: Checks please?

E.T. Chuck wrote:Checks please?
Virginia
The check's in the mail. Seriously.
by yangsta
Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Cavalier Open (3/17) at UVA (Charlottesville, VA)
Replies: 29
Views: 12062

Results

Addressing previous questions/comments: - Richard Montgomery (x2 teams) had to pull out at the last minute due to weather concerns. - Mountain Vista Governor's School (x4 teams) also had to pull out due to weather concerns. - Full stats are being posted.... in this post. Explaining the format (for t...
by yangsta
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Editing of posts is disabled
Replies: 21
Views: 9984

yeah, kind of makes it hard to track that tentative calendar that i've editted 31 times so far :p
by yangsta
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16906

thread being bumped. note changes.
by yangsta
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132378

As for televising it, something tells me top-level quiz bowl would need a genius of a producer to make it watchable TV . . . Who knows. I never thought that poker would be as entertaining a spectator sport as it seems to have become. Or that Vegas would have odds on the spelling bee. Did the nation...
by yangsta
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132378

Matthew D wrote:How did the Alabama teams do?
Brindlee Mountain and Convent Christian
Both made playoffs, somewhere between 10 and 48...
by yangsta
Wed May 31, 2006 10:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tournament dates 2006-07: survey
Replies: 5
Views: 3076

I've been trying to keep this post updated with tentative 06-07 tournament dates for the east coast (was originally just mid-Atlantic, but now includes TN/NC/KY/etc)
by yangsta
Tue May 02, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132378

bigtrain wrote:Will anyone be mapping the locations of the participating schools?
lol... tj b boy?


this is a reference, by the way, to the image from last year, found here:
http://img45.imageshack.us/my.php?image=unstates1wv.gif
by yangsta
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

Results posted

Thanks to everyone for coming. Sorry about the storm; we'll plan ahead better next time :wink: Open Division 1. Maggie Walker A 2. Thomas Jefferson A 3. Maggie Walker B 4. Langley 5. Thomas Jefferson B 6. Robinson 7. Osbourn 8. Freeman Small Schools Division 1. Cave Spring A 2. Eastern Montgomery 3....
by yangsta
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

We're down to the final four, who're currently playing double elimination to determine the champion. Updated bracket (with playoff scores for Open Division) is available at the address above. Current matches: Maggie Walker A (1) vs. Langley (4) Thomas Jefferson A (2) vs. Maggie Walker B (3) Over in ...
by yangsta
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

With an odd number of teams like that in both divisions, does that mean we have to have bye rounds? I know it's kind of late, but you could always throw in our D team or Prince Edward A or somebody else in small schools to even it out, and do 9 rounds of round robin in small schools, since it's sup...
by yangsta
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

There are some parking issues that were relayed in recent emails to coaches; let me know if you didn't get one.



Also, depending on the level of chaos tomorrow, there might be semi-live stats at http://www.student.virginia.edu/~quizbowl/naqt2006
by yangsta
Mon Apr 17, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

(probably final) field update, 4/17

Field update as of 4/19. Apparently I lied when I said that the previous update was final... -1 from Robinson, +1 from Ocean Lakes, Prince Edward A goes to Open Division. Open Division (21) Clover Hill A Clover Hill B Stone Bridge Maggie Walker A Maggie Walker B Maggie Walker C Maggie Walker D Robin...
by yangsta
Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

A division II would not be such a bad idea, perhaps for next year. As opposed to a small school division, division II might allow multiple teams that are just in it for the experience (e.g. B or C teams from the same school) to still play games without getting destroyed. A JV division, geared towar...
by yangsta
Sun Apr 16, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

Re: Field update 4/12

WAIT LIST: Eastern Montgomery (small) Prince Edward A (small) Prince Edward B (small) Prince Edward C (small) St. Christopher's (small) As for this small school division thing, it's different, but I guess it could work... it'll be interesting to see. The small schools thing is to prevent situations...
by yangsta
Sat Apr 15, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16906

Re: 2006-2007 VA/MD/DC area date claimings

I heard that the VHSL Regional deadline is 2/10/07. Has the league set a District deadline? (Especially for districts without regular seasons, e.g. Central Region districts). Also, what dates are TJ and Gov planning their events? Do any schools outside of the norm (TJ, UVA, Spotswood, Gov) have any...
by yangsta
Fri Apr 14, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings
Replies: 38
Views: 16906

06-07 VA/MD/DC area (maybe slightly beyond) date claimings

2006-2007 tournaments for the Chesapeake Bay area. Please post the dates of any tournaments you're planning. Of course, it'd be nice if everyone from the greater mid-Atlantic (incl. KY, NC, DE, NJ, PA) could coordinate schedules, but with limited weekends and such a large geographical area, that's p...
by yangsta
Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

Field update 4/12

Below is a field update as of 4/11. We're looking for a few more competent moderators, since this will be timed NAQT, and we also want to try to include the wait-listed teams. Any takers? Clover Hill A Clover Hill B Stone Bridge Parry McCluer A (small) Parry McCluer B (small) Rappahannock County (sm...
by yangsta
Mon Apr 03, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

Field update 4/3

Field update 4/4, early registration deadline. Clover Hill A Clover Hill B Ocean Lakes Stone Bridge Parry McCluer A Parry McCluer B Rappahannock County Maggie Walker A Maggie Walker B Maggie Walker C Maggie Walker D Cave Spring A Cave Spring B Robinson A Robinson B Thomas Jefferson A Thomas Jefferso...
by yangsta
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Virginia Championship -- 2006-04-22 @ UVa
Replies: 39
Views: 17662

Field update 3/29

Registrations are rolling in; here's another field update: Field update on 3/29: Clover Hill A Clover Hill B Ocean Lakes Stone Bridge Parry McCluer A Parry McCluer B Rappahannock County Maggie Walker A Maggie Walker B Maggie Walker C Maggie Walker D Cave Spring A Cave Spring B Robinson A Robinson B ...