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by radiantradon
Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GE College Bowl on YouTube
Replies: 6
Views: 3378

Oh man, this is so exciting to watch. Some of these questions are really difficult :-/
by radiantradon
Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2006 photos thread
Replies: 2
Views: 2397

I see that the prarie dog is hamming it up for the camera ;-)
by radiantradon
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2006 prelim statistics & playoff brackets
Replies: 30
Views: 18170

(Of course, I know Katherine was helping us run it rather than playing... it would be different had her team actually wanted to participate.) Well, our team wanted to come, but conflicts came up with most of the team. And I normally don't have that thick of an accent, it just comes out when I'm rea...
by radiantradon
Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2006 prelim statistics & playoff brackets
Replies: 30
Views: 18170

I'd like to thank Dan Greenstein, Dr. Chuck, and everyone else at PACE for running such an excellent tournament. I had a whole lot of fun as a moderator and hope to come back next year.

~Katherine
by radiantradon
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2006 Panasonic thread
Replies: 54
Views: 26279

Yes, I still plan on coming to PACE to read/scorekeep/timekeep/break up fist fights/anything else? :)

-Katherine
by radiantradon
Tue May 30, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 19120

I think a lot of whether or not a team goes to a tournament is dependent upon the coach--if the coach has a conflict, then the team is out of luck (unless they can find another teacher to come along with the team). Other times, the students themselves have conflicts or a lack of interest in tourname...
by radiantradon
Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Red & White Bowl results
Replies: 15
Views: 5935

Apparently the brackets were chosen completely at random. Now, the mathematical definition of "random" and the common definition of "random" aren't exactly the same, which might explain the skewedness of the brackets.
by radiantradon
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solo
Replies: 25
Views: 9975

I'm up for it!

We'll just have to see if my schedule is equally as cooperative...
by radiantradon
Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Red & White Bowl results
Replies: 15
Views: 5935

Walter Williams did OK but our team had fun. I can't eat a whole lot during a quiz bowl tournament or it makes me sick, so I enjoyed the bagels after we lost to Cary Academy A ;) I agree that the tourmanemt was very well-run. I think it's the first tournament I've been to that was AHEAD of schedule!
by radiantradon
Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RTO Results
Replies: 10
Views: 4144

Cary Academy is a really nice school, I had always wondered why they didn't show up at quiz bowl events.

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the Red and White bowl this Saturday!

Katherine
Walter Williams HS
by radiantradon
Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Math Stratagies
Replies: 8
Views: 4383

Learn all of the prime numbers under 20.

Or, if you're feeling gutsy, learn all of the prime numbers under 200.
by radiantradon
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34371

Guys might have slightly faster reflexes, but I think that confidence, knowledge base, and ability will serve a player much better in the long run than a fast finger.

Also, the fact that I play unhealthy amounts of Tetris would probably make up for any differences in reflex time.
by radiantradon
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ridiculously hilarious protests/protest arguments
Replies: 56
Views: 22836

This is hearsay, but my coach tells me that at the Science Bowl competition last year in North Carolina, their opposing team had a math bonus. They got the math bonus wrong, and then the captain protested that the moderator had read the question wrong, because "If she had read the question correctly...
by radiantradon
Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: AAA travel challenge
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

bigtrain: My friend Alex was on the same team as Steven Young (I didn't know who Steven was, but I looked at the 2003 Winners page on the AAA Travel Challenge website).
by radiantradon
Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34371

To recruite girls: A) Don't make it seem like you're trying to recruite girls. Many of us consider that offensive. B) Don't have your team be overtly exclusive to a gender. I.e. If your guy team wears ties, stop. It makes things feel like you are unwelcome as a girl for changing things. C) Don't di...
by radiantradon
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bringing In Girls....
Replies: 66
Views: 34371

I was the only girl on quiz bowl my sophomore year, my junior year there were a few but the starting players were me and three guys. This year, two other girls and I go into competition with the rest of the team. Girls tend to be a little bit more buzzer-shy. I know one thing that scares a lot of pe...
by radiantradon
Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving Reaction Time
Replies: 13
Views: 7461

Practice. Practice, practice, and more practice. I'm afraid there really isn't a "secret" to buzzing in faster, you just have to do it and try not to neg too much in the process. If you know the answer, don't waste time by second guessing yourself, but then again the question might be a hose. Just b...
by radiantradon
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Predictions for 2006?
Replies: 5
Views: 3259

brilliant

:grin:
by radiantradon
Sun Jan 01, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Predictions for 2006?
Replies: 5
Views: 3259

Predictions for 2006?

Now that 2005 has withered in its pride, what are your predictions for 2006, quiz-bowl related or otherwise? I'm thinking the North Carolina circuit will be very busy; I've got something lined up for almost every Saturday in March. :shock: And along that thread, hopefully much progress will be made ...
by radiantradon
Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Favorite Readers
Replies: 17
Views: 8650

I cast my vote for Dr. Chuck. Most moderators around here take things at a leisurely pace and fumble over words, so the speed and clarity was rather refreshing (for the one match I've played where Dr. Chuck was the moderator).
by radiantradon
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Robin, your challenge is accepted.
Replies: 26
Views: 15322

Hey kids... insulting each other on internet message boards stopped being cool about, oh, five years ago?
by radiantradon
Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 70530

Featuring three men holding swords *buzz*
Answer: Oath of the Horatii

They come in Old World and New *buzz*
Answer: Monkeys

Eh, not that impressive if you read Zoobooks as a kid :P
by radiantradon
Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moderator speed?
Replies: 17
Views: 7080

For me, it could go either way. Fast moderators are irritating when I can't understand a word they're saying, but slow moderators are even worse when they stumble over words. However, if both the fast moderator and the slow moderator are enunciating well, I'd rather have a fast moderator because it ...
by radiantradon
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 5th Annual Tar Heel Cup
Replies: 13
Views: 5918

Yay! Congrats to Raleigh Charter A for quite an amazing feat.

-Katherine, Walter Williams team
by radiantradon
Sun Jan 30, 2005 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: over-, under-, or mis-represented topics in QB
Replies: 38
Views: 23216

One thing I've noticed about the Shakespeare questions is that they focus almost entirely on the tragedies, with some mention of the histories and almost none of the comedies. True, some of the comedies are obscure, but so are some of the tragedies. (Timon of Athens, anyone?)
by radiantradon
Mon Dec 27, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321852

During the GSAC: "This singer 'wants to be your neighbor'..." buzz: Mister Rogers correct answer: Hey Ya! I consider that a poorly written question--the song definitely goes "I AM your neighbor!" "This winner of the 1992 some physical body contest..." buzz: Arnold Schwarzenegger correct answer: Mr. ...