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by Wbrandon
Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing Everyone to Nationals
Replies: 13
Views: 3165

Re: Bringing Everyone to Nationals

Our coach has pretty much nothing to do with our team, so it is pretty much me, geolawyer man and a couple other people making the decisions.
by Wbrandon
Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.
Replies: 20
Views: 4570

Re: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.

You can find a collegiate discussion of the merits of film in quizbowl here . IIRC there were two total classic film tossups at PACE NSC: High Noon and Rebel Without a Cause. Those were probably my favorite questions to hear and answer, but I remember nobody else on my team knowing about High Noon,...
by Wbrandon
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.
Replies: 20
Views: 4570

Re: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.

Art film, which can include classic film, is included under the fine arts distribution (misc. arts) for most HS sets (though I don't know about NAQT). It comes up not too infrequently. Really what is was getting at was the fact that at a pace tournament over the weekend there were several pop cultu...
by Wbrandon
Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Recommendation for a national tournament.
Replies: 15
Views: 4257

Re: Recommendation for a national tournament.

Assuming this thread doesn't get moved to New HS Teams, which it might, there are a couple criteria to look at. Both are going to have really good questions and tournament planning barring some sort of debacle, don't worry about that. PACE is harder. PACE is also going to be closer to you. PACE pul...
by Wbrandon
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.
Replies: 20
Views: 4570

A lack of classic film in high school quizbowl.

I personally feel that classic film should be included in the fine arts section of NAQT as opposed to the pop culture section. Fine music recieves more questions than pop music, so why shouldn't "fine" films receive more recognition than current stuff. How is a Fellini or Vittorio de sica movie any ...
by Wbrandon
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Recommendation for a national tournament.
Replies: 15
Views: 4257

Recommendation for a national tournament.

Hello my team has just qualified for both HSNCT and NSC, and we are not sure which one we should go to. It would be a great help if someone who has been to either could shed a little light on each one's merits I.E. prestige, difficulty, question quality, and quality of tournament administration/plan...
by Wbrandon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What is your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: What is your opinion?

Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question? For tournaments using ACF rules, it's 5 seconds. If they're using timed NAQT rules, it's 2 seconds. If the question is "Name 2013's number one men's slalom skier" would the time start when I say "Is the answer" or the actual a...
by Wbrandon
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to Handle Freebies
Replies: 26
Views: 10027

Re: How to Handle Freebies

On my team, if you specialize in the subject of the question you get to buzz in, otherwise everyone buzzes in at the end, and whoever gets it gets it.
by Wbrandon
Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What is your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

Re: What is your opinion?

Does anyone know the exact amount of time you have to answer a question?
by Wbrandon
Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What is your opinion?
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

What is your opinion?

Before I answer a question I generally say "is it..." or "is the answer...". People have criticized that habit saying that it is stalling or just poor etiquette. I just do it to have an extra tiny bit of time to gather my thoughts. What is your opinion on the practice, is it bad etiquette?
by Wbrandon
Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution
Replies: 8
Views: 5025

NAQT distribution

Does anyone dislike the NAQT distribution. I always feel like people who happen to be interested, and therefor specialize in geography/history are at a colossal advantage to those who are passionate about science, economics or ETC.
by Wbrandon
Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: LOL Chip Bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 2969

Re: LOL Chip Bowl

If Chip had a motto it would be similar to Einstein's if the facts don't fit the theory change the facts. Chip's version would be if the facts don't fit the question, print it anyway.

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