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by suchacardinal
Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)
Replies: 8
Views: 3877

Re: Virginia NAQT States at UVA (Charlottesville; 3/22/14)

Field as of 3/20/14: Field is now closed

Loudoun County
Western Albemarle
Blacksburg
Cave Spring (3)
Maggie Walker (3)
TJ (3)
Rappahannock
Virginia Episcopal School
New Kent
Clover Hill (2)
North Cross
by suchacardinal
Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33397

Re: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

I will be attending the University of Virginia next year and plan to play quiz bowl there.
by suchacardinal
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2012 at Minnesota (4/14/12)
Replies: 11
Views: 4480

Re: MUT 2012 at Minnesota (4/14/12)

The jury is still out as to whether or not we'll be there. It's the day after we get back from KB State so there is still some uncertainty among my players about if they want to go or not. Also, will there be a reduced rate for rogue high school teams? Despite our school's massive amounts of money, ...
by suchacardinal
Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: SnowCAT at Carleton College (1/28/12)
Replies: 6
Views: 2148

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: SnowCAT at Carleton College (1/28/11)

In regards to the ties, I would have liked nothing more than to have playoffs, especially for a spot in the finals. But keep in mind that we were under time constraints. I had two schools leave before the playoffs and completed and was feeling pressure from coaches to get the finals match started a...
by suchacardinal
Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

I understand some of your points, forgive me if some of my arguments weren't the most thought out, it was late and I was half asleep while writing that. When I said that fewer tossups answered would skew ppb, what I meant was that since the number of bonuses heard would drop, the ppb number may be s...
by suchacardinal
Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

Max, I was at TOSSUP/LARGESSE and while I agree that the questions were a bit easy for the underclassmen, I talked to our middle school team too, and they thought that the questions were of a reasonable difficulty. However, I see no reason for the spring incarnation of this tournament to use harder ...
by suchacardinal
Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

This is just a little thing, but it's impacted me twice this season already and will probably affect others as the year progresses. When scheduling meets, if at all possible could TD's try and work around SAT/ACT test dates? I just found out that I cannot play GINVIT, a meet I like and was looking f...
by suchacardinal
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

I think there's a pretty big difference between the difficulty of league and regular difficulty college questions which is what MOO and MAGNI were. Maybe I'm totally wrong but somehow I didn't think the rest of my team would have wanted to go to MOO to face open teams on 8 line questions. It also a...
by suchacardinal
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

I played the first round of league today. The questions were far too short with easy lead-ins and there was far too much non-academic stuff as usual. But on the bright side it seems playoffs have been changed for single to double elimination. Although this will approximately double the length of pl...
by suchacardinal
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FNT at Minnesota 11/12
Replies: 3
Views: 1044

Re: FNT at Minnesota 11/12

St. Thomas will have a team or two there. We will be going rogue.
by suchacardinal
Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Minnesota (10/15)
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

Re: MOO Mirror at Minnesota (10/15)

Saint Thomas will have a team there.
by suchacardinal
Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Mirror at Minnesota (10/15)
Replies: 12
Views: 3801

Re: MOO Mirror at Minnesota (10/15)

Mike, I was bcc'd on an invite email you sent and just wanted to confirm whether or not this tournament is open to high school teams as well?
by suchacardinal
Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

It seems like quitting knowledge bowl would solve most if not all of your problems. I wish it were that easy. The problem with that is that Knowledge Bowl has become such a major part of the team that it would be hard to eliminate. Also, our middle school coach is fairly influential in the Knowledg...
by suchacardinal
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Minnesota 2011-12
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Re: Minnesota 2011-12

I think one of the other issues is that many teams, mine included, compete in Knowledge Bowl in addition to the various Quiz Bowl events throughout the year. This adds a considerable number of events to my team's schedule every year, roughly 9 or 10, making additional quiz bowl events harder to atte...
by suchacardinal
Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 17012

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

Sorry for the lateness of my reply, but I would like to confirm that Saint Thomas will have one team. However, we are going rouge and do not have the school's financial support. Is it possible to try and negotiate a slightly reduced fee?
by suchacardinal
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011
Replies: 31
Views: 17012

Re: Minnesota Undergrad Tournament 2011

I'm interested in going, I'll pitch the idea to my team Monday and get back to you.
by suchacardinal
Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Copernicus's Birthday Party (GSAC mirror at Minnesota)
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Re: Copernicus's Birthday Party (GSAC mirror at Minnesota)

I talked to my team yesterday and I got a very good response. We may actually have enough people interested in going to form two teams. I'll have to get back to you with a final count.
by suchacardinal
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Copernicus's Birthday Party (GSAC mirror at Minnesota)
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Re: Copernicus's Birthday Party (GSAC mirror at Minnesota)

Saint Thomas will have a team, although it may just me me playing solo. Either way I will be there.
by suchacardinal
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Copernicus's Birthday Party (GSAC mirror at Minnesota)
Replies: 18
Views: 3873

Re: Copernicus's Birthday Party (GSAC mirror at Minnesota)

I am definitely interested in attending. Whether or not I can get a team together is a different story. I'll need to get back to you on that.
by suchacardinal
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SnowCAT at Carleton College (1/22/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: SnowCAT at Carleton College (1/22/11)

Actually due to conflicts with standardized testing Saint Thomas will have to drop out.
by suchacardinal
Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SnowCAT at Carleton College (1/22/11)
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: SnowCAT at Carleton College (1/22/11)

Saint Thomas will have one team.