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by VishnuRachakonda
Fri May 16, 2014 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 86837

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Thanks for the S/O Lawrence. I'm the only one leaving ER. We have 2 very motivated players in Vinai and Hunter, and some good candidates for rotating 3rd and 4th scorers. I definitely think our team will be much better than it was this year, or even last year.
by VishnuRachakonda
Sun May 04, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014
Replies: 25
Views: 11278

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014

Great tournament, always fun to have a tournament at UMD. I would also like a copy sent if possible. I enjoyed the set and thought it was tough, but in a good way. I'll post more on the set thread. Thanks again!
by VishnuRachakonda
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014
Replies: 25
Views: 11278

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/3/2014

Jeez this tournament is stacked.
by VishnuRachakonda
Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43788

Re: It's Academic discussion

I think Varun and the others have done a great job elucidating the accessibility point I was referring to. QB has a tough barrier to entry. It's not particularly established and you have to look damn hard for info on it when compared to other scholastic activities like debate, Science Bowl, Model UN...
by VishnuRachakonda
Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43788

Re: Beginner-level competition in DC/MD/VA area

I think I'm going to go ahead and stand by my initial suggestion. We at ER have had to go through the same learning curve you've had with the transition to a new coach and more awareness for real pyramidal quizbowl. We've used It's Academic and its format as an easy vehicle to make QB more accessibl...
by VishnuRachakonda
Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: It's Academic discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 43788

It's Academic discussion

Split from the discussion of DC-area novice tournaments --Mgmt. Hi: I'm also from ER, and in terms of novice competition, it is rare as far as I know. RM had a novice set in the fall (we didn't attend, we hope to next year), and that's all I can think of right now. I would recommend going back thro...
by VishnuRachakonda
Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville, MD)
Replies: 39
Views: 17803

Re: A Richard Montgomery BELLOCO Mirror 3/29/14 (Rockville,

Thanks for a good tourney with a lot of great teams on hand. I finally saw Connor Wood and Eric Xu in person, and actually got to play the latter. One possible suggestion would be to train your moderators to be a bit more professional. We had a round in the playoffs (with Centennial B) that lasted 5...
by VishnuRachakonda
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)

Whoops, missed the RM part. WJ isn't in the mix too. I hope this tournament can get these teams next year and establish its importance for all of MD. It has then right mindset.
by VishnuRachakonda
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland NASAT Team
Replies: 10
Views: 2468

Re: Maryland NASAT Team

How many people can attend NASAT? We're bringing 3 people to tryout, really just for the experience of interacting with top quizbowlers.
by VishnuRachakonda
Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)
Replies: 12
Views: 6131

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship @ UMD College Park (4/6/14)

Weird to see that a MD champion will be crowned without having to face RM or Blair.
by VishnuRachakonda
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship -- UMD Regional (2/22/14)
Replies: 16
Views: 6847

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship -- UMD Regional (2/22/14)

Hey Matt: Sorry if the message above gave off a negative impression. It's just that a tournament with only 4 teams seems to be a waste of time for all involved, especially since all of us have already qualified. My coach let me know he got the details, but I was just talking about responses on the b...
by VishnuRachakonda
Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: MD Quizbowl Championship -- UMD Regional (2/22/14)
Replies: 16
Views: 6847

Re: MD Quizbowl Championship -- UMD Regional (2/22/14)

The lack of communication sort of sucks. I'd love to play these teams, but it doesn't look likely this tournament will happen. As it is, we can send all freshmen and qualify for states since top 4 from each regional go to states.
by VishnuRachakonda
Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]
Replies: 15
Views: 6425

Re: Untitled Oakland Mills Tournament (2/2/14) [HFT]

ER will definitely have one team in attendance, with a second a possibility.
by VishnuRachakonda
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro-Richmond Invitational 2 (1/11/14; New Kent, VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 3779

Re: Metro-Richmond Invitational 2 (1/11/14; New Kent, VA)

Eleanor Roosevelt is interested in sending 2 teams, but will this tournament still be on? Registration seems a bit thin It's more than a month away from the tournament and more teams will usually sign up as we get closer to the date. Don't worry about thin registration right now Cool thanks. As sta...
by VishnuRachakonda
Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Metro-Richmond Invitational 2 (1/11/14; New Kent, VA)
Replies: 9
Views: 3779

Re: Metro-Richmond Invitational 2 (1/11/14; New Kent, VA)

Eleanor Roosevelt is interested in sending 2 teams, but will this tournament still be on? Registration seems a bit thin
by VishnuRachakonda
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Academic WorldQuest
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Re: Academic WorldQuest

Went to the DC one last year, and only 5 schools participated. It's not hard to qualify for nationals, you just need to devote a couple days to their study guide and know all the stats.
by VishnuRachakonda
Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 86837

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Hi Jeff!

What goes into hosting into the NAQT regional? There doesn't seem to be so much info on the NAQT site.
by VishnuRachakonda
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?
Replies: 158
Views: 86837

Re: What Happens to DC-Area Quizbowl Next Year?

Hi guys: My name is Vishnu and I am a sort-of newcomer to the world of "real" quizbowl. I've been on the team at Roosevelt since my sophomore year, but really started getting into these forums and the thick of quizbowl talk this summer. I just went through and read this once and I saw our team's nam...