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by solonqb
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2005 NAQT Ohio Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 11549

I believe a relative of Ms. Stevenson's put them up in Pittsburgh, thus saving on lodging expenses.

When can we get a field update?
by solonqb
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comet Classic II - April 9, 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Field: All Varsity (JV are now B teams) Garfield Heights (2) N. Olmsted Brush Findlay (3) Beaumont Orange Royal Oak Kimball Shadyside Springfield Elyria Catholic (2) Lakeside Western Reserve Ravenna Solon Edit: Brush's second team was replaced with a Solon house team of underclassmen, and Perry drop...
by solonqb
Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What do you get out of Quiz Bowl?
Replies: 18
Views: 9618

harshrealm wrote:My college admission essay...
Me three. It's a mind-expanding experience :)
by solonqb
Mon Mar 21, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76528

To further add to the litany of contact requests, how do I get in touch with the Caltech quizbowl people? I got in, but I can't make Prefrosh weekend (thanks to NAQT states), so I want to make sure my visit coincides with a practice so I can see their team for myself.
by solonqb
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rivalry
Replies: 15
Views: 6456

Our record against them this year is 2-3, if anyone cares.
by solonqb
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rivalry
Replies: 15
Views: 6456

Out of curiosity, Raindog, who are you?
by solonqb
Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Database
Replies: 9
Views: 4654

I'd certainly be willing to give it a shot.
by solonqb
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Feb. 19 Culver Ac. (IN) NAQT Tourn.
Replies: 6
Views: 3004

Do you have SQBS or any individual stats available?
by solonqb
Fri Mar 18, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorrect Blitzing Allowability
Replies: 16
Views: 7004

As TD, I can't be everywhere though. I have to set a general rule.
by solonqb
Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorrect Blitzing Allowability
Replies: 16
Views: 7004

Incorrect Blitzing Allowability

Donald's post on blitzing in the Illinois thread got me to thinking. If a blitz has an incorrect piece of information, but the moderator is not equipped to judge whether it's incorrect or not (either because it's in the packet and/or the moderator doesn't know), how should it be dealt with then? Sho...
by solonqb
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 48029

The fact that mathematical computation is naturally ambiguous is a powerful argument for the removal of calculation questions from all distributions. Hear hear. I can only hope someone from NAQT is listening. I ask again: Which Illinois teams plan on being at NAQT in Chicago in June? We now return ...
by solonqb
Thu Mar 17, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Computational Math Crisis!
Replies: 46
Views: 48029

I think the ground rule here should be that the moderator should not need to do any extra thinking to parse the answer given with the answer on the paper (in all subjects, not just math), but for math nothing beyond ridiculously easy simplification (like basic fraction to decimal, etc.). Many modera...
by solonqb
Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky Teams
Replies: 15
Views: 7327

I was VERY impressed by Danville when we played them at Dunbar. They beat us in the prelims, and we managed to inch by them in the playoffs. If Mr. Knupp brings his team to Chicago, look for some serious upsetting to happen.
by solonqb
Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The 2005 NAQT Ohio Championship
Replies: 25
Views: 11549

Can we get a list of registered teams at some point?
by solonqb
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Newbie team asking for advice
Replies: 7
Views: 3907

NAQT has better question quality, guarantees 8-10 matches (vs. 6 for NAC)and a cheaper price. Also, better teams will be at NAQT than at NAC. And if you're looking to play in college, you can get a leg up in NAQT. For NAQT question examples visit http://naqt.com/samples/index.html If you enjoy ident...
by solonqb
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Illinois 04-05
Replies: 586
Views: 247374

Now the question is, which Illinois teams will be at NAQT? It is shaping up to be a massive convergence of most of the at least halfway decent teams in the country, and as such, would offer Illinois teams that national measuring stick they've been looking for.
by solonqb
Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2005 Georgia NAQT State Championships (Apr 30, 2005- Athens)
Replies: 12
Views: 5437

Why not run timed rounds, then?
by solonqb
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comet Classic II - April 9, 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

Also, registration will be closing on March 21, barring any special cases (like me running short of teams)
by solonqb
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

Panasonic's format and question content are...unique, and don't offer the best basis for comparison. Also some states send their state champions to Panasonic, while some send their all-star teams.
by solonqb
Tue Mar 01, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Comet Classic II - April 9, 2005
Replies: 10
Views: 4209

We have 17 teams registered, aiming for 24 total (16 V and 8 JV) 13 Varsity Tippecanoe Garfield Heights North Olmsted Findlay Orange Kimball Royal Oak (MI) (not officially confirmed) Beachwood Elyria Catholic St. Ignatius (2) Western Reserve Lakeside (Ashtabula) Ravenna 4 JV (see previous post regar...
by solonqb
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

To put this thread back on topic.... I feel that the upcoming Dunbar and Great Lakes tournaments will have a lot to say about the relative strength of the Midwest/Upper South. (State College and DCC will be coming to Great Lakes and Brookwood and Dupont to Dunbar, offering teams in this region the c...
by solonqb
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Lakes Championship
Replies: 34
Views: 17101

Yeah, that's pretty much what I meant.
by solonqb
Mon Feb 28, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Great Lakes Championship
Replies: 34
Views: 17101

With all due respect Mr. Blessman, I think it's a great idea in concept, but don't you think this might possibly be a bit much for the regional tournament market to bear?
by solonqb
Mon Feb 28, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: blatant sexism (or something like it) in quizbowl questions
Replies: 19
Views: 10173

Yeah, I'm fairly sure it's her. For example (please don't jump down my throat here), men ON THE AVERAGE do SLIGHTLY better in math/science than do women, whereas women ON THE AVERAGE do SLIGHTLY better in literature. Dude, I hope you never plan on becoming the president of an Ivy League university, ...
by solonqb
Mon Feb 28, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: ACF Regionals Commentary
Replies: 51
Views: 54776

the "Ibrahim" tossup's explicit instruction not to take "Abraham" was horribly in error...unless I missed a specific statement at the beginning of the tossup that the Islamic name was required. several of the clues referred equally well to Abraham (Terah was an idolator in Jewish tradition as well)...
by solonqb
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319753

It mentioned their names.
by solonqb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319753

He was talking about the neg I mentioned.
by solonqb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TV tournaments
Replies: 15
Views: 7604

Academic Challenge also airs in Cleveland. It's a spinoff of the DC version (It was called It's Academic from 1964-1999, and AC from 2003-present). However, there are no playoffs like DC. Instead, the top three regular season scorers are invited to compete in the final match, with $10K, $5K, and $5K...
by solonqb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319753

Also from ACF: Wrong: Sean of the Dead Right: Yojimbo . I swear this happened. I seen it. For God's sake, tell me they didn't neg with that after A Fistful of Dollars was mentioned (I'm assuming that was a clue). At Copley this weekend: Right: Four Horsemen of Notre Dame Wrong: Four Hunchbacks of N...
by solonqb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40287

The highest losing score we ever had was two years ago, when we played DCC in the first prelim round of PACE in Cleveland (2003). Out teams have always had somewhat of a rivalry, and we were tied 360-360 going into the last tossup. Tossup: It occurred after Emperor Matthias sent emissaries to explai...
by solonqb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team PP20TUH vs. MPP20TUH
Replies: 13
Views: 6592

Well, that would depend on whether there were bouncebacks or not. With bouncebacks, one might have to weight the opponents score differently, perhpas a bit less than a half, in order to deflate them.
by solonqb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team PP20TUH vs. MPP20TUH
Replies: 13
Views: 6592

That's not a bad idea at all, Mr. Blessman.

I'll try to use it at our tournament this year and see how it works.
by solonqb
Thu Feb 24, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40287

We once beat someone 680-55, in NAQT format.
by solonqb
Thu Feb 24, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Highest scores
Replies: 73
Views: 40287

In what format? That question lacks validity unless you qualify it.
by solonqb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best from IL, MI, IN, OH
Replies: 67
Views: 37239

I would be wary about ranking DCC below us; we have a 2-2 record against each other and our games are usually very close, as are our total points.
by solonqb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18442

Look on the bright side. RM has finally found the perfect song for their boombox.
by solonqb
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319753

Chris Frankel wrote:From A&M tournament I read at this weekend:

Wrong: Faggot
Right: A Clockwork Orange

This neg occurred in at least two rooms.
Since when is Cockney slang for 'Faggot' 'Faggot'? That's just dumb.
by solonqb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319753

By a team member at practice (sidar)

blah blah blah, responsible for intelligence in Israel...

Answer: Mossad
Neg: SS

(I have no idea)
by solonqb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Site fundraising--UPDATE 2-21
Replies: 28
Views: 14772

I think my team would be interested in one set, and perhaps two.
by solonqb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18442

In his tornado post, he imagine QBTV complete with scouting reports. I shudder to think what he imagines as the QB equivalent of a 40 time. Perhaps competitive reflex testing with pens?
by solonqb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:03 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The essential CBI & ACF & NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 7553

Rothlover wrote:ACF, I wouldn't know where to start. These are just ideas.
How about the works of Humbert Humbert?
by solonqb
Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The essential CBI & ACF & NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 7553

I can't seem to find it, but I remember seeing a 20 line tossup on September 11th somewhere in the Stanford archive listing every major historical event in pyramidal descending order of obscurity that happend on that day. That was from the 2002 or 2003 Technophobia, I think, and was also question #...
by solonqb
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The essential CBI & ACF & NAQT
Replies: 14
Views: 7553

I can't seem to find it, but I remember seeing a 20 line tossup on September 11th somewhere in the Stanford archive listing every major historical event in pyramidal descending order of obscurity that happend on that day.
by solonqb
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Is this the most pathetic post ever?
Replies: 33
Views: 18442

I don't know about a desperate bid for attention but as far as personal insecurity goes the last two paragraphs of this one take the cake.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/quizbowl/message/15262

He expects expelled players to moderate. Riiiight.
by solonqb
Sat Feb 19, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45369

Should we still try to use the Panasonic discount codes for airlines?
by solonqb
Thu Feb 17, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HS Seniors Bound for College Thread
Replies: 155
Views: 76528

The grapevine tells me Rice is graduating a couple of its starters, so they could use fresh blood. (I won't find out if I get in until March)
by solonqb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:02 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: SCT commentary
Replies: 67
Views: 69626

At the poster's request this message has been deleted and replaced with a panel from crazy Japanese comic book Anpanman.

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by solonqb
Tue Feb 15, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bring the national poll back to life?
Replies: 17
Views: 9143

So does that mean you feel there aren't really enough results to go on yet? Dumb question, perhaps, but maybe if people get their act together by say, May you could pull off a pre-Nationals poll or something. The requisite data exists scattered all over the Internet. It just needs people to input it...
by solonqb
Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Govenor's Cup
Replies: 9
Views: 4403

Does Dunbar play at their own tournament?
by solonqb
Fri Feb 11, 2005 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319753

By me in practice a few weeks ago:

Soul Man (the 80s movie) for Black Like Me (the book)