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by solonqb
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Thomas Jefferson wins third straight HSNCT
Replies: 65
Views: 33832

We looted some of the playoff pairings through Round 16 or so. I'll see what we can dig up.
by solonqb
Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

QuizBowlRonin wrote: After Solon negs and Lakeside gets the tossup, the following exclaimations were heard:

Lakeside: "Nice!"

Solon: "Dumbass!"
This was courtesy of the dearly departed sidar's irascibility, and of me not counting quadrants correctly.
by solonqb
Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23316

You know, getting the state overly involved in academic competition is not necessarily a good thing. Part of the reason Sue Korosa deserved her Cooper award this year was the role she played in the 80s in rescuing OAC from corrupt state officials who after presiding over unfair, favoritist question ...
by solonqb
Tue May 31, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7846

A Completely Unscientific Exercise

There's been enough chatter about an online high school poll. Now I'm going to do something about it. Starting this moment, through 12:00 AM Saturday (that is, before NAQT prelims), I'll take emails from registered users of this site listing the top 10 high school teams they've seen. Justifications ...
by solonqb
Tue May 31, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45371

Dr. Chuck, which team dropped yesterday?
by solonqb
Tue May 31, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC - New Orleans
Replies: 50
Views: 23316

Certainly NAQT is trying to make an outreach effort. The increase in teams from the Midwest (Iowa, Minnesota) and California/Washington can be seen as proof positive. And I believe New Mexico had their first NAQT State Qualifier this year, courtesy of Mr. Zuffranieri. I'll be interested to see how t...
by solonqb
Tue May 31, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Volunteers for online journal project
Replies: 5
Views: 3002

Sure, why not.
by solonqb
Mon May 30, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 7327

donut wrote:so does anyone miss potato and tomato because i do and what about mongoose and i hate sam keathley
No. And no one will miss you either.
by solonqb
Sun May 29, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ASCN Info
Replies: 33
Views: 15040

jrbarry wrote: 1. Benton (AR) and Walton (GA) are TIED and will need to flip a coin to decide that one.
Is the concept of tiebreaker rounds lost on these people?
by solonqb
Sat May 28, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

Is Abhinav a senior or junior?
by solonqb
Fri May 27, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

That was Los Alamitos, when I was a sophomore (the year before TJ had any nationals success). The two guys were named Charles and Brendan, and they pretty much burninated everyone. Charles was a beast and Brendan was very good. A brief googling confirms that this is indeed Charles Meigs of UCLA D2 ...
by solonqb
Fri May 27, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Battle of the Brains Qualifier Tests
Replies: 18
Views: 9485

Weiner, I think they're assuming the seniors will make up the Nationals teams, and the underclassmen will be available for the test.
by solonqb
Tue May 24, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

The website still says they're sticking to ten matches, maybe they haven't updated it yet.
by solonqb
Mon May 23, 2005 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

I would look for a top performance from Danville as well.
by solonqb
Sat May 21, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

94 now.

What surprises me now is the increasingly strong California/Washington contingent. It will be interesting to see Left Coast Quizbowl and how they match up against the traditional Midwestern/Southern/DC powers.
by solonqb
Fri May 20, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Team Structure
Replies: 13
Views: 6713

We generally try to practice twice a week, 2 hours a practice, with material getting more difficult (some college packets) as the year moves on and Nationals draws nearer. We attend anywhere from 12-15 tournaments during our regular season (which is admittedly more than most). We have one coach and ...
by solonqb
Wed May 18, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

With 92 teams, only four spots left now. This opening meeting will certainly be something else.
by solonqb
Tue May 17, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Definitive Greatest QB Poems List
Replies: 7
Views: 5699

Holy shit, those are funny.
by solonqb
Sun May 15, 2005 4:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

Field has now hit 90, only six spots left, I suppose. It seems as if NAQT will be flying in half the college teams in the country for staffing! Out of curiosity, I heard that NAQT prefers to to hold the HSNCT at college and universities becuase of logistical problems at Georgia Tech in 2000. Perhaps...
by solonqb
Sun May 15, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319765

DumbJaques wrote:Raiders of the Lost Ark for Eratosthenes
Having recently played that exact question in practice (old NAQT HSNCT set), I can assure you that that is an entirely justifiable neg.
by solonqb
Sun May 15, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 05 discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 20062

Lafer, would you take me if I could come? My aforementioned grad party will probably have to be moved anyway.
by solonqb
Thu May 12, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

Ahmil Jilani.
by solonqb
Thu May 12, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

One of our alternates used to attend Shanghai American School in the mid 90s. He's looking forward to seeing a team from an alma mater.
by solonqb
Sun May 08, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

Trevkeeper wrote:That means that now there will only be 8 prelim rounds instead of 10, correct? Or is it still 10 prelim rounds?
Yeah, just 8.
by solonqb
Fri May 06, 2005 6:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319765

Bruce wrote: Though "Joe Table" is still not acceptable on Jose Mesa tossups.
In Cleveland, we would accept several other answers, each of which I would get banned for saying :wink:
by solonqb
Fri May 06, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

The field has now reached 80 teams, and I'll bet NAQT will extend it to 96 if they can get them.

Notable additions: St. Andrew's, duPont and Dunbar, some more MN and IA schools, Edmond and Holland Hall from OK.
by solonqb
Mon May 02, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

Fred, where do you get your questions from for Bobcat Bowl?
by solonqb
Mon May 02, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

From NAQT's website: Beginning April 21 of each year, NAQT accepts "wildcard" applications from schools that did not qualify under the above criteria but whose teams have demonstrated a high quality of play in academic competition throughout the year. Particular consideration will be given to school...
by solonqb
Sun May 01, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Interest in Individual Tournament?
Replies: 10
Views: 4463

This sounds very similar to the Deep Bench format of Carleton College's Eric Hillemann (where the preliminaries seed each individual and victory is a matter of total points distributed by seeds and wins) as well, though it might need some modification so as to not take 20+ rounds and last a weekend....
by solonqb
Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio Quizbowl
Replies: 98
Views: 44923

What happened to Garfield?
by solonqb
Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

My money's on State College or Raleigh Charter. As for Brindlee Mountain, your competition for the small school award will undoubtedly be Danville.

Sollosi, will you be reading for HSNCT?
by solonqb
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80696

NAQT HSNCT field discussion

NAQT has now posted the current field. Updates can be found at http://naqt.com/hsnct/2005/field.html This post will be updated to reflect the changing field. Shanghai American School Shanghai, China Brindlee Mountain High School (x2) Guntersville, AL Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School Mont...
by solonqb
Tue Apr 26, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40288

DaGeneral wrote:Gotta love the interstate rivalry. Are there other cases of rival schools having an annual "border war" in quiz bowl?
Uh, AFAIK, this has more to do with a certain player on the Missouri team than with any nascent cross-border rivalry.
by solonqb
Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A blast from the past ...
Replies: 46
Views: 36387

Mr. Larry Horse wrote:
I guess that "I hate black people" is funnier than anything I've written. Good call, Jerry.
Actually, it is.
by solonqb
Fri Apr 22, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring Knowledge Masters Open (KMO) Results
Replies: 9
Views: 4920

Holy crap, you guys are coming there all the way from Shanghai? Which one are you going to?
by solonqb
Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama High School Beta Club State Convention - Quiz Bowl
Replies: 5
Views: 2804

It was TK421 in the movie; wasn't it THX 1138 in the book (backhanded reference to Lucas' previous movie)?

I won't spoil the other question. :)

And don't worry as far as filling up a forum, me and Weiner once spent an entire thread arguing about the relative merits of Star Wars novels.
by solonqb
Mon Apr 18, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

Ohio State's program is in pretty sad shape. They play CBI, I think, and they got owned when they went to NAQT SCT at DePauw a couple of years back. I hear it's mainly an organizational problem; they can't find an advisor worth a damn. To prevent this thread from being hijacked by Ohio people, I'm c...
by solonqb
Sun Apr 17, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

Thanks for the compliment, but Caltech hardly needs me to make it a great university. Bob mentioned the colleges for the seniors on his team, and Jim Hrdlicka's a junior.
by solonqb
Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comet Classic II - April 9, 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Questions are now on sale to teams that attended the tournament for $10 a set plus shipping and handling. Email me at adjnere at yahoo dot com if interested.
by solonqb
Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

No. Kill their egos with ACF Nationals packets. In practice once last year, TJ A ~75, TJ B ~30. I said kill their egos, not their desire to play quizbowl. Getting my team to practice ACF Fall is like pulling teeth (and ACF Fall itself is sufficient practice for NAQT and PACE nationals). I enjoy it,...
by solonqb
Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

At this point, I'm pretty sure Caltech's gonna be it.

I sat in on their quizbowl practice and played a few ICT packets with some of the team. If you are a high school player who has notions of being immediately dominant in college just like you were in HS, kill your thread of an ego with ICT packets.
by solonqb
Fri Apr 15, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

You can email [email protected] or [email protected] if you want to talk to someone on ND quizbowl.

Edit: messed up an email address
by solonqb
Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247383

I think you and Mr. Egan are taking for bashing what is an eagerness to play Illinois teams and see how they stack up aginst the rest of the country. There is no need to be so defensive; no one is construing Illinois as any less intelligent than the mean.
by solonqb
Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Lakes Championship
Replies: 34
Views: 17102

Why not a double round-robin packet submission? Have each team write two packets and staff during their byes. Record determines winner, and have a tiebreaker round ready if necessaty.
by solonqb
Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comet Classic II - April 9, 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

Thanks to Matt Weiner's generosity, full stats are now available at the following links: Preliminary Standings after 8 rounds http://www.hsquizbowl.org/SCC2_standings.html Individual Standings http://www.hsquizbowl.org/SCC2_individuals.html Playoffs http://www.hsquizbowl.org/SCC2_playoffs.xls The to...
by solonqb
Sun Apr 10, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76530

Who was it?
by solonqb
Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48088

Ohio won't determine its Panasonic team until April 30, the date of the OAC-format state championship. The chance of the OAC steering commitee consenting to an all-star team are slightly less than a snowball's in hell.
by solonqb
Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comet Classic II - April 9, 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4210

18 teams competed in the second edition of the Comet Classic Invitational. The top 4 teams from each 9-team preliminary bracket advanced to the playoffs. Quarters 1 Garfield Heights A def. 8 Orange by forfeit (I guess Orange didn't realize they were playoff seeded and left) 2 Findlay A def. 7 Solon ...
by solonqb
Fri Apr 08, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Records
Replies: 7
Views: 3493

Solon: 84-10
by solonqb
Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:41 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Nationals aftermath/discussion
Replies: 50
Views: 59851

Is the Roman guy Marius? Just guessing.