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by dyetman89
Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: BATE (Bloomfield Academic Tournament) NJ
Replies: 48
Views: 15733

Assuming the questions are [something not :chip: or "Jeopardy!"] expect 3-4 Stuyvesant teams to show up.
by dyetman89
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DACQ Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness: BYO Dagger (3/15/08) @GMU
Replies: 148
Views: 33992

DumbJaques wrote:We have confirmed the use of NAQT IS-74 for this event.
Let's just hope it doesn't turn out to be a gawdawful piece of sh*t, a la IS-70.
by dyetman89
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC News
Replies: 42
Views: 12810

"Considering that we play in a number of college sponsored events in which the format is 20 tossups/20 Bonuses...and that the questions meander endlessly before getting to their points...QUnlimited is FAR superior. " - Brock Putnam, Team Waramaug, CT Jeez, maybe if his team didn't suck, the questio...
by dyetman89
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11750

Gonzagapuma1 wrote:
catsasslippers wrote:I beleive we had eleven negs Doug. That being said I think it is the worst game our entire team has ever had.
I think it was 8 but watever.
Don't bring me down, man!
by dyetman89
Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Worst Match Ever
Replies: 45
Views: 11750

I've had my fair share. However, the playoff game against Gonzaga this last weekend at Princeton may take the cake. I believe I negged six times, two of which were monumentally stupid. Stuy as a whole negged I believe ten times. Brutal.
by dyetman89
Wed Oct 17, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23152

Stat74 wrote:Round of 16: Charter A 730, Charter F 35
That's insane.
by dyetman89
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23152

I'll jump on the bandwagon and agree that the power pairing was a little funky. What got to us a bit was that team stats were not posted at all, so far as we could tell. Moderators on the whole seemed passable, with at least one (Mohit, I believe) being truly excellent, but a few did seem rather ine...
by dyetman89
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The president at Columbia University is my hero today
Replies: 27
Views: 6030

It's not Columbia's fault if those who are doing the interpreting are stupid and wrong. To say that the campus "welcomed" Ahmadinejad seems to me to be a gross overstatement. He may be a bad person, but he's also the influential leader of an important country and could be invited to speak out of in...
by dyetman89
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The president at Columbia University is my hero today
Replies: 27
Views: 6030

There is considerable anti-Israel sentiment among university leftists to begin with, and Columbia's Islamic Studies department has a particularly vocal contingent. I'll wager that has something to do with it. EDIT: There was also this in today's Washington Times . The quote is from a Daily Kos poste...
by dyetman89
Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TJIAT 07 (10/13/07) at Thomas Jefferson HS
Replies: 67
Views: 23152

aestheteboy wrote:
kpillai wrote:I think this year we may go ahead and have all teams play 10 rounds, instead of alternating for 5 rounds each.
Not to sound, you know, queer or something, but 10 rounds would be lovely.
Seconded.

And where are the rest of the DC/Virginia powers?
by dyetman89
Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stuyvesant Academic Tournament (SAT) (TBA/07) New York, NY
Replies: 6
Views: 3002

segregold wrote:Just so you know, November 17th will be the date of RM's tournament, so if you want to go to that, don't make it that date.
Indeed. There was a bit of miscommunication; it is being worked out presently.
by dyetman89
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Congratulations, Ralph and Manfred!
Replies: 20
Views: 4625

When I send my most sincere, heartfelt congratulations, should I address the newlyweds as Mr. and Mr. Hexter, or Mr. and...uhhh...what's the etiquette here? May I also point out, for the benefit of the less open minded and enlightened board members, the vast courage it took for this couple to announ...
by dyetman89
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51707

DumbJaques wrote:Also, this tournament didn't us A questions, it was normal NAQT, so perhaps slightly lower bonus conversion isn't that unusual.
In that case my point is moot, because 22+ PPB on a normal IS set isn't too shabby.
by dyetman89
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '07-'08
Replies: 191
Views: 51707

MLK will win. This bold prediction has turned out to be true. What a shock. Seriously though, I was genuinely surprised that MLK lost to, not Brindlee Mountain A, but Walton A (and from looking at the stats, it doesn't appear that Walton played particularly brilliantly in that game, either). Grante...
by dyetman89
Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 34622

Sirs: Why the hell would spring break conflict with the quiz bowl tournament? Has the world gone mad?
by dyetman89
Mon Sep 03, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007-08 Pre-Season Poll Results - Congratulations Dorman!
Replies: 22
Views: 10644

Stuyvesant - I see them losing about 10 points per with the switch from Jeffrey to Xiang, when converting B-team stats to numbers on the A-team. From Moravian to Stuyvesant in my rankings are nine teams that are very good but difficult for me to distinguish between statistically. There appears to h...
by dyetman89
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Goodness?
Replies: 96
Views: 34622

I'm with my esteemed teammate on this one - 22nd is best for me as well.
by dyetman89
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29717

Going with your snide, condescending remark about publicly available stats , Kevin Leahy scored 3rd on the MSM ACE camp test despite the camp featuring more than a few of the universally acknowledged top players in the country this year. What is condescending about this? I was referring to the vagu...
by dyetman89
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29717

DumbJaques wrote:
Also, nobody said "other good people that I don't know about" or anything like that.
You're mistaken.
segregold wrote:
probably some other good people I don't know about.
by dyetman89
Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29717

I just haven't played you often or seen you at tournaments. If haven't heard much about you, well, I haven't heard much about you. I can accept that, hey, D.C. is your region, and you're inclined to focus on teams you know best, and that you simply may not pay that much attention to teams from othe...
by dyetman89
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29717

Both of these rankings seem to put Wilmington Charter and Stuyvesant too high for my tastes....As for Stuyvesant, I haven't seem them play, but I haven't heard anything amazing from shellshocked players leaving a game with them. Based on (and solely on) our performance at HSNCT, I think this is a l...
by dyetman89
Tue Aug 14, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29717

I find it difficult to argue with Keith's top four, and though the order might be switched about a bit, all four are to my mind so close that it seems moot at this juncture. However, this 5. Gonzaga I find hard to accept. Certainly, I can believe that Gonzaga will be very good indeed, especially at ...
by dyetman89
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Preseason
Replies: 84
Views: 29717

Re: Preseason

charlieDfromNKC wrote: Personally, I can see Sunrise Christian taking it all, no?
Oh, I don't think they'll hold a candle to Mount Westonka. Be reasonable, Charles!
by dyetman89
Sun Aug 12, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko's Ratings
Replies: 72
Views: 24629

TheCzarMan wrote: all I remember is this one kid absolutely dominating the question about White Castle to win it.
You've got to be kidding me. If you want just one reason why so many of us detest trash, here's a fine one; what a question to lose a game on.
by dyetman89
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anyone interested in a NJ NAQT Event?
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

So don't count them! You can't argue with that kind of crystal-clear logic, sir.
by dyetman89
Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anyone interested in a NJ NAQT Event?
Replies: 6
Views: 2664

Oh, you know Stuy is always interested.
by dyetman89
Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Tourney at Stuyvesant 9/29/07?
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Alrighty then, tomorrow I'll post a formal announcement of the tournament. Thanks all.
by dyetman89
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 45142

Not sure if everyone here reads the Tournament Discussion forum, so I'm posting this here as well. Would anyone be interested in coming to a high school tournament at Stuyvesant on 9/29? The questions would be house-written, 20/20 format, approximately ACF Fall 2006 length and difficulty. I ask, bec...
by dyetman89
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Tourney at Stuyvesant 9/29/07?
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

HS Tourney at Stuyvesant 9/29/07?

Would anyone be interested in coming to a high school tournament at Stuyvesant on 9/29? The questions would be house-written, 20/20 format, approximately ACF Fall 2006 length and difficulty. I ask, because securing the appropriate space and security personnel for a weekend tourney is quite a chore w...
by dyetman89
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: I done got interviewed
Replies: 17
Views: 5300

Maybe start a team at Andover, then? I wouldn't mind having some more strong teams in Stuy's backyard.
by dyetman89
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: split discussion of one-person teams
Replies: 17
Views: 5630

Yeah, thank you , Daichi. Like I said, the players that get the scoring awards are the ones from teams that suck. I hope you're exaggerating for effect, because this is ludicrous on its face. The top five players in preliminaries at PACE, for instance, all came from teams at the top of their respec...
by dyetman89
Mon Jun 11, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Maggie Walker wins 2007 PACE NSC!
Replies: 27
Views: 13935

Congratulations to MLWGS on another well-earned national championship title. They were excellent all weekend long, perhaps most impressively in that final game. Question: Do people think if State College had gone with their full A team that they would have gotten 2nd? I think it's entirely possible....
by dyetman89
Mon Jun 04, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 45142

Re: NY/NJ 2007/2008

I imagine that STUY will be strong once again. I'd like to think so, but after a disappointing finish in Chicago...well, let's just say I'm inclined to wait until after PACE before making any sweeping prognostications about my own squad. Hopefully we'll do well enough next year. I know Hunter will ...
by dyetman89
Tue May 29, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Next Year
Replies: 89
Views: 30073

Jeez, word travels fast; I can confirm that I shall indeed return. As to the circumstances behind the decision, I would rather keep those to myself for now; suffice to say that I could indeed graduate this year, but have found it much more sensible to do otherwise. Most aggregate negs at nationals o...
by dyetman89
Mon May 21, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is NAQT podcasting anything this year?
Replies: 7
Views: 3293

Whoops, neglected to check the playoffs. I stand corrected.

EDIT: Watchful moderators, please feel free to delete this and my nonsense above.
by dyetman89
Mon May 21, 2007 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is NAQT podcasting anything this year?
Replies: 7
Views: 3293

Yeah, that would have been awesome if TJ A had been recorded a little more. Especially that 885 game. Oh well. According to NAQT's website, the most points TJ scored in a single nationals match was 695, against both Stevenson from Illinois and Troy from Michigan. It seems as though that 885 against...
by dyetman89
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Leisure time in Chicago
Replies: 27
Views: 10819

Stuyvesant wasn't planning on doing much, though we'll probably run off somewhere at the last minute. I'd love to check out the Art Institute myself, probably visit some used bookstores (first thing I do in a new city) and perhaps sniff out a Mexican restaurant superior to that dump in Rosemont. Now...
by dyetman89
Sat Apr 28, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Omar Q Beckins 17th Annual Academic Challenge (4/28-29/07)
Replies: 3
Views: 3002

Good luck to everyone competing!

Brother Nigel: out of curiosity, what are the questions like? Pyramidal? Something vaguely resembling pyramidal?
by dyetman89
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Pre-Nationals National Poll Results
Replies: 66
Views: 24267

...given that we're not an established QB power yet. At the risk of sounding like a linguistic pedant: if not a power , then surely a force . The ballot is not mine, but still, I wouldn't be at all surprised if E.O. Smith made it into the top 25; you guys came in second at LIFT, and played quite we...
by dyetman89
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Pre-Nationals National Poll Results
Replies: 66
Views: 24267

Great job, Fred. Very purdy, and of course flattering to see my humble squad make the top ten. Maybe I'm out on a limb here, but I for one would love to see the ballots revealed, with names (and possibly addresses and social security numbers) attached , if only to see who thought RM and 'Zaga should...
by dyetman89
Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Princeton HS Tournament (02/24/07) Princeton, NJ
Replies: 15
Views: 6857

Any field update?
by dyetman89
Tue Feb 13, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: New York/New Jersey 2006-07
Replies: 44
Views: 18974

White Plains appears to be extremely active with regard to hosting - don't they host around four-five tourneys per year? Still, I've never heard of them hosting an NAQT or NAQT-style one, but then again the Westchester circuit is something of a mystery to me, so anything's possible.
by dyetman89
Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320029

Practicing on Delta Burke invitationals:

Something about the author of this work being influenced by his reading of Pseudo-dionysius-

*BUZZ*

Aidan: Gerard Manley Hopkins's "Glory be to God for Dappled Things"

Correct answer: Dante's Paradiso
by dyetman89
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Teams In The Country '06-07?
Replies: 105
Views: 44388

Just to throw out couple of other names to keep your eyes on. Raleigh Charter is rebuilding after their national championship team of last season, but they are developing quickly. They can make some noise at nationals. Stuyvesant is another dangerous team that is capable of beating anyone when they...
by dyetman89
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS/SURVEY:GSAC XIV (12/9/06) at MLWGSGIS (Richmond, VA)
Replies: 26
Views: 13427

The questions struck me as quite well written, albeit difficult, though there was at least one exception. Whoever wrote the "Ecclesiates" tossup apparently thought that "on either side of the river stood the tree of life....and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of nations" that they used a...
by dyetman89
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320029

A teammate of mine at UVa. on 10/11, during a quarterfinal game against RM A: Answer given: King Abdullah II Correct answer: The Rock Different teammate in a previous playoff round: Answer given: Dutch East India Company Correct answer: British East India Company This was after the question had ment...
by dyetman89
Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12294

Having seen the '05 PACE packets, I would say that the Harvard questions are of a consistently higher quality. The difficulty is about on par with the NSC, or perhaps a bit greater, but overall the packets were simply better written. BTW, the comparison with ACF was meant to emphasize the paucity of...
by dyetman89
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Fall Tournament (10/14/06) @ Harvard (Cambridge,MA)
Replies: 27
Views: 12294

Damn good questions, too. If ACF ran a high school invitational, the packets would read like these.
by dyetman89
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/Metro area 2006-07
Replies: 111
Views: 43078

For the record, Gonzaga did not play Wilmington Charter in the playoffs - they beat Stuyvesant C, Hunter A, Stuyvesant A, and finally Mansfield A to take the win. Charter B (the stronger of the two, incidentally) was eliminated by Mansfield in the quarter finals.
by dyetman89
Mon Oct 23, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Upstate NY Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Depends on format/questions; that aside, Stuyvesant would be interested.