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by aestheteboy
Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA
Replies: 46
Views: 8182

Re: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA

If we look at what it says in the original post, it seems like the tournament would be 8 prelim games over 9 rounds, followed by 3 cross-over games and finals. In any case, I'm sure Matt will come up with something we would all enjoy.
by aestheteboy
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10173

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

I'm glad to hear that people generally had a positive experience at this tournament. I know there were some logistical mistakes that I could have avoided simply by planning more throughly, so I'd like to apologize for my oversight. I'm slightly disappointed in myself, not because ending the tourname...
by aestheteboy
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10173

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

WJIAT is now over. Congrats Gov. I expect to have the full stats up tonight. Thanks for coming today, and I hope you all enjoyed the tournament. Please refrain from discussing the questions just yet since I believe there is a mirror. Please feel free to post any comments or criticisms about the tour...
by aestheteboy
Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10173

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

rmgeokid wrote:With all the construction and whatnot, what entrance is the best for us to go in at?
Our front entrance is open. I think you'll manage to find out how to get in.
by aestheteboy
Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA
Replies: 46
Views: 8182

Re: VCU Spring Tournament 2/21/09 Richmond VA

So it seems like ACF #3 had power marks, which is awesome. Please tell me this tournament is using them.
by aestheteboy
Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10173

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

So, as it appears Quint will not be playing for Gov this weekend, is the opportunity available for a reincarnation of "Quint and Cameron A"?? I will note that this is hardly a "superteam" by any definition, so the question is really will small "open" teams be permitted. If the answer is yes, I can ...
by aestheteboy
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)
Replies: 45
Views: 22690

Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

Hey, have you guys considered using HSAPQ questions or mirroring other quality tournaments? I think that would not only save you guys a lot of work but make other people happy.
by aestheteboy
Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)
Replies: 67
Views: 40943

Re: Prison Bowl II (1/31/09)

Prison Bowl question set is done! :party:
Have fun everyone!
by aestheteboy
Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7052

Re: Penn Bowl Discussion

I enjoyed this tournament a lot. One of my few regrets is that we didn't get to play either of the high school A teams, but it's obviously a minor quibble. I agree with Jerry's comment about bonus difficulty. The tossups (in particular the middle clues) were generally quite accessible compared to wi...
by aestheteboy
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10173

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

One issue may/will be the time... when do you expect things to be over? Playoff format? How many matches? I'm thinking we would really need to leave no later than 4:30. I've updated the first post with the tournament format and schedule that we have so far. We'll try our best to be done with the fi...
by aestheteboy
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)
Replies: 118
Views: 46484

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl II (3/14 + 3/15/09, Fairfax, VA)

On Saturday night, beginning after the conclusion of the Saturday tournament and a dinner break (target time: 7 PM), there will be another tossups-only singles tournament. This tournament will use tossups, of a normal subject distribution, that first appeared in the HSAPQ fall four-quarter set. I'm...
by aestheteboy
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 08-09 Midseason Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!
Replies: 22
Views: 3012

Re: 08-09 Midseason Poll Results - Congratulations Charter!

FredMorlan wrote:Also, complaining about how you think you're the ninth team in the nation but someone put you 11th is kinda inane.
Well, there seems to be a pretty significant gap between number 9 and number 10. I do agree that it's silly to complain about polls in general, though.
by aestheteboy
Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 13364

Re: ACF Winter discussion

I enjoyed this tournament fairly well, although I felt that it was less thoroughly edited than many other tournaments that I've been to. As other people have mentioned already, the questions were probably too hard overall. I didn't think the repeats were significantly worse than other tournaments. S...
by aestheteboy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09
Replies: 57
Views: 8944

Re: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09

After this tournament, I'm ready to say without hesitation that Gov is the best high school team in the nation right now. . . . with all due respect to Charter and State College. The tournament was pretty fun, although it was somewhat more difficult than I had expected. I hope my screw-up didn't aff...
by aestheteboy
Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09
Replies: 57
Views: 8944

Re: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09

I've already expressed similar sentiments in the Missouri thread few months ago, but seriously, what right does the school system have to tell anyone what he or she can and cannot do in their free time? What can they do to you for going to Richmond and spending time with your friends? I understand t...
by aestheteboy
Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!
Replies: 34
Views: 4726

Re: 2008-09 Mid-Season Poll!

My top 8 would be exactly equivalent to Dan's except for a switch between Gov and SC.
by aestheteboy
Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09
Replies: 57
Views: 8944

Re: ACF Winter Mid-Atlantic @ JS Reynolds CC (Richmond) 1/17/09

If Daniel can get anyone else, there may be a Whitman/mixed team. Hey Doug Graebner, is Whitman coming? They wrote a packet, so I would be surprised if they didn't show, but of course someone from Whitman should post about this. What packet? I certainly didn't write anything, and Doug hasn't said a...
by aestheteboy
Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)
Replies: 80
Views: 25396

Re: M.O.H.I.T. at TJHSST (01/10/09)

I'd like to apologize on behalf of my team for leaving early. I would have liked to stay and play, but my coach urgently needed to leave. This is the first time that this happened in the four years that I've known him, so I imagine that he had a very good reason for disrupting the tournament schedul...
by aestheteboy
Thu Jan 08, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)
Replies: 60
Views: 52665

Re: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)

I apologize for failing to check this thread earlier. My hotmail account record indicates that I sent the WJ packet to grapesmoker at gmail.com on November 29th. I guess, since it's too late to get the discount, I should just reuse this packet for a tournament with a similar difficulty level?
by aestheteboy
Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD
Replies: 54
Views: 10173

Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

This is a reminder that this tournament is indeed going to take place. If you guys are thinking about coming to this tournament, please feel encouraged to register soon or express your interest here. Reasons to come to this tournament: awesome questions (and I mean it. edit: Guy means it, too), grea...
by aestheteboy
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 18043

Re: Class of 09 University Destinations

BuzzerZen wrote:annual reminder
I think seniors who get into colleges have and deserve the privilege to brag, but that's just my opinion.
by aestheteboy
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6604

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion

Matt Weiner's foresight scares me.
by aestheteboy
Sun Dec 14, 2008 10:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Improving Bonus Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 3301

Re: Improving Bonus Conversion

Your weird spelling is killing me, pal.
by aestheteboy
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 5099

Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

The questions were mostly decent, but you guys have much room for improvement in terms of logistics. And more orange juice for breakfast would have been nice.
Please send the questions at izumickk at hotmail.com
by aestheteboy
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102728

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

Is it just me, or can other people not see some of the packets too? I can't open docx files so I'd appreciate it if you could post the set with just doc files.
by aestheteboy
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Harvard T-Party Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 8255

Re: Harvard T-Party Discussion

I'm not sure that Jerry's assertion is correct, although I can only speak for myself. I unfortunately cannot come up with any Okri works off top of my head right now, but I know that he is Nigerian, and I know enough about other Nigerian authors to be able to rule them out and probably come up with ...
by aestheteboy
Sun Dec 07, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 5767

Re: Making A Great Leap Forward

I think what's been mentioned is all nice and good, but I think you guys are missing the key point. The important thing is not how you work but how much you work. You beat teams like Charter and Dorman by studying 20 hours a week when they only study 10 hours a week.
by aestheteboy
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland/DC/DC Area Virginia 2008-2009
Replies: 39
Views: 5346

Re: DC comparison

Yeah, it seems like the top teams are much closer together than usual (i.e. compared to past few years), and I'm not sure that there will even be an 09 equivalent to TJ '05, RM '06, Gov '07, and Whitman '08. I hope we collectively can continue the good tradition of winning at least one of the two m...
by aestheteboy
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102728

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

For those of you who were wondering: after the playoff brackets were over, the bracket with Dorman, SC, Robinson, and WJ had a circle of death situation, so we resolved that with half-packets. WJ beat SC in the first game and beat Dorman in the second game to get into the finals against GDS. I think...
by aestheteboy
Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102728

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

I think 2 is much much better than 1. A tournament with 32 teams is just begging for swiss-pairs (which shouldn't cause any delay - winner and loser each knows exactly where to go as soon as the game is over). EDIT: doing 5 rounds of swiss-paired games with 32 teams is actually really easy, so I don...
by aestheteboy
Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mizzou Open Japanese Literature Singles
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Re: Mizzou Open Japanese Literature Singles

I'm sorry that I won't be able to help you in any major way, but I will definitely send you some tossups if contributions are welcome.
by aestheteboy
Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102728

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

If you have 10 packets already, I would prefer a system that allows for teams to play 10 games. If you only have 9 and plan to write only 9, I guess what you have works.
by aestheteboy
Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008
Replies: 223
Views: 102728

Re: GSAC XVI: December 6, 2008

I thought we were already registered (refer to the third post in the thread). We should get a discount for super early registration.
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27408

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

Dude, what does it matter? People know which teams are good and which teams aren't.
by aestheteboy
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA
Replies: 92
Views: 52853

Re: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA

I thought this tournament was pretty solid. UPenn people should probably explain what happened with the question source issue, since most people I've talked to were taken aback by the fact that you guys announced the change just two days before the tournament. With that said, although I would have b...
by aestheteboy
Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA
Replies: 92
Views: 52853

Re: Announcement: QuAC I at Penn (11/22/08), Phila., PA

Thus, the set will be comparable to what the original QuAC set would've looked like; that is, the top and bottom tiers of teams will find hopefully find it fun and worthwhile to play on. I certainly hope you are right about this. Two days before the tournament is not really a good time to change th...
by aestheteboy
Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 10150

Re: HFT Discussion

I thought the finals packet was fine, except for maybe few tossups and that weird science bonus on wells. It was very fun to play on, and it also differentiated the top teams pretty well. In general (i.e. I'm not just talking about HFT), though, it seems like a bad idea for writers to listen to elit...
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 10150

Re: HFT Discussion

I thought this set was pretty exciting. I guess it was too difficult for a regular season tournament mirrored at a lot of different places, though; I felt pretty bad for one of the teams that I played that chose HFT mirror as the one non-VHSL tournament that it attends all year, and I kept on worryi...
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81409

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

State College P/B 20.46; Hunter P/B 17.78; Gonzaga P/B 12.62 Wow, I don't even know what to say or do about the fact that a high school team got 20ppb on the "HFT hard questions," nearly 3ppb above Hunter and 8ppb above Gonzaga. I'm afraid of opening the HFT set that I just downloaded only to find ...
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall High School Tournament: SUNDAY November 16 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 6658

Re: VCU Fall High School Tournament: SUNDAY November 16 2008

MLWGS-Gir wrote:I'd also like to clarify that a statement brought to your attention by a certain person was mistakenly interpreted as more serious/mean-spirited than it was intended.
Yeah, of course, I know you didn't mean anything by it; bantering with each other is what homies do :wink:
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09
Replies: 110
Views: 17636

Re: Non-DC Metro Virginia 2008-09

Hey Chuhern, you're most definitely underrating your own team.
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: VCU Fall High School Tournament: SUNDAY November 16 2008
Replies: 33
Views: 6658

Re: VCU Fall High School Tournament: SUNDAY November 16 2008

Please continue coming to our tournaments, teams who like reasonable difficulty! Yeah, I endorse this statement. This tournament was really well-run, and more than eleven teams should go to VCU tournaments. Also, since I forgot to make snide jokes at Sarah Angelo, I'm going to do it here: we crushe...
by aestheteboy
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81409

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

Hey, did anyone videotape the finals?
by aestheteboy
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31363

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

Oh, wow, stats. wonderful. Thanks Greyson.
I'm disappointed to see that my prophecy about WJ's ppb turned out to be false, though.
by aestheteboy
Sun Nov 09, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (NNT) at GDS (11/8/08)
Replies: 95
Views: 15096

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (NNT) at GDS (11/8/08)

Hey, you guys are making this too complicated. The problem is very simple: science questions in this set were too hard for the audience. It's not necessary to make judgment calls about questions being "real"/fraudable, interesting/stock, or med-school/HS level. A clue is too hard if it helps no one ...
by aestheteboy
Sat Nov 08, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (NNT) at GDS (11/8/08)
Replies: 95
Views: 15096

Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (NNT) at GDS (11/8/08)

For those of you who are interested: After prelims, the top 16 teams were grouped into 4 brackets. Gov (2) and WJ (3) won without any upsets, and Gonzaga (5) beat Hunter (4) by 15 points or so. Charter (1) lost to Kellenberg (9), and Kellenberg lost to TJ(8), creating a circle of death; it seems lik...
by aestheteboy
Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81409

Re: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA

If by some tragedy you guys lose two more teams before the 15th, I may randomly appear out of nowhere and play solo.
by aestheteboy
Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST
Replies: 154
Views: 31363

Re: 2008 TJIAT (10/18/08) at TJHSST

No one needs to be apologetic here in asking TJ folks to get the stats up. I mean, if anything, it's TJ people who are being rude and irresponsible. Part of the implied responsibility that comes with hosting quizbowl tournaments is posting stats, and hosts who don't do it are failing their job . . ....