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by dxdtdemon
Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Village Academy Tournament 3/21
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Village Academy Tournament 3/21

I will be willing to help out at your tournament, if necessary. Also, it says on the NAQT website the the tournament is going to be on 3/7.
by dxdtdemon
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95300

Re: Bad Negs Again

Prof.Whoopie wrote:From practice:

Given: Huson River Valley
Answer: Kuiper Belt
How did that happen?
by dxdtdemon
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '08-09
Replies: 21
Views: 4153

Re: Ohio '08-09

In addition, Northmont seems to be a team on the rise as the players are getting more experience throughout the year. They only lost to a Shady Side team with Charlie Rosenthal on it by 15. I moderated for Northmont at New Trier Varsity - they've definitely got some talent. I would like to note tha...
by dxdtdemon
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Solon's Two Day NAQT/PACE Tournament-Feb.14/15
Replies: 34
Views: 5739

Re: Solon's Two Day NAQT/PACE Tournament-Feb.14/15

While the Ohio board has been going haywire, I believe there was a post that said that this tournament is short on moderators. Apparently, there is a field of 36 on Saturday, 32 on Sunday and only 6 moderators signed up, if the message was accurate.
by dxdtdemon
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio '08-09
Replies: 21
Views: 4153

Re: Ohio '08-09

Well, the Ohio board has been acting strange the past few days. Anyway, if you live anywhere in proximity to the Cleveland area, the Solon two-day tournament this coming weekend is short on moderators. As far as those preseason predictions go, they were pretty accurate, as the teams that were expect...
by dxdtdemon
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27588

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

At Ohio State's From Here to Eternity tournament, the JV teams played on the same questions as the varsity. Also, the teams in that division were kept with the numbering from the varsity; i.e. if a team had two varsity and two JV teams, the varsity would be 1 and 2, and the JV would be 3 and 4.
by dxdtdemon
Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT SCT Sites
Replies: 14
Views: 4466

Re: 2009 NAQT SCT Sites

I made a stupid post. Never mind.
EDIT-removing what I said
by dxdtdemon
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting coaches to care
Replies: 38
Views: 5111

Re: Getting coaches to care

I am wondering if some of the newer coaches don't know about the existence of some of these other tournaments. In Ohio, at the beginning of every tournament, there is a time at the player/coach meeting devoted to schools promoting their upcoming tournaments, regardless of format. I would think that ...
by dxdtdemon
Thu Jan 29, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio NAQT State Championship (April 25, 2009)
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Ohio NAQT State Championship (April 25, 2009)

I just would like to mention one thing to the teams that participate in this tournament and aren't familiar with the campus- Scott Lab is an ultramodernly-designed building that is really two buildings connected by a bunch of catwalks. These catwalks connect floor n to floor (n+1) and floor (n-1), b...
by dxdtdemon
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27588

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

Yeah, I was wondering why it was that you had 127 teams from Missouri, and 197 from Ohio when until you updated some Illinois stuff, no other state had more than 50. I know that Greg Bossick and Charlie Dees are good at getting lots of participation from many schools in their states, but I thought t...
by dxdtdemon
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio NAQT State Championship (April 25, 2009)
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Ohio NAQT State Championship (April 25, 2009)

I realize that I probably agreed to moderate and/or scorekeep at this tournament this past weekend, but something that I thought was a different weekend was actually that one. If a)the tournament is double elimination, or b)the tournament is over by 4:30, I'll still be able to show up and moderate/s...
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 16, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 40973

Our team is pretty average, and we find that ACF questions are NOT impossible. By pretty average, I mean that at the 2007 SCT, our DI S-value was 30th out of 63 and our DII S-value was 39th out of 93. And we were able to do that despite practicing and studying off of fossilized MLK/NAQT SCT question...
by dxdtdemon
Mon May 14, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33404

The murder mystery games win because there might be some actual murdering in the reality show, which would not be good to the quizbowl world. next: naming January after yourself vs. changing the term of government from four years to eight years through various loopholes, and then fixing the election...
by dxdtdemon
Sun May 13, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33404

Stingray award voter fraud since it actually exists.

Next:

That UF reality show idea I had earlier

vs.

A reality show where Mike Sorice, Seth Teitler and Jason Mueller have to live in the same house for six weeks
by dxdtdemon
Sun May 13, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GRUDGE MATCH II: Ghost Ride the Grudge Match
Replies: 109
Views: 33404

Clogging the intertubes wins because "intertube" is a weird but cool word.

NEXT:

BEAUTY AND THE GEEK

vs.

A REALITY SHOW WHERE THE UF QUIZBOWL TEAM LIVES IN A HOUSE TOGETHER AND VOTES EACH OTHER OUT
by dxdtdemon
Fri May 11, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31750

There was a bonus at the NAQT SCT that was in one of the rounds when we played Chicago B that had something to do with erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation or something like that. It was the weirdest bonus I've ever heard. Also, there was a bonus about the Tulip Revolution at the SCT that a...
by dxdtdemon
Fri May 11, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31750

I think the bonus at CBI nationals about naming the three Heisman trophy winners from Ohio State who weren't Vic Janowicz, Les Horvath, or Howard "Hopalong" Cassady should be nominated. Even Abe Kanter, who has never watched a football game and somehow remains the only OSU student totally oblivious...
by dxdtdemon
Fri May 11, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31750

Abe also has no idea who Greg Oden is. Does that mean the rumor I heard about the requirement that all OSU students tatoo 'Greg Oden - 1 more year' to their foreheads wasn't true? I have not seen that tattooed on anyone's forehead. I realize that that bonus wasn't the worst one around, but I'm sayi...
by dxdtdemon
Fri May 11, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 13630

I will officially graduate from Ohio State in August. It was supposed to be June, but the university made a stupid administrative error. I will not be playing next year, but we will have six returning players and two more who come to practice but have not yet competed in a tournament. Assuming that ...
by dxdtdemon
Thu May 10, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for Quiz Bowl
Replies: 71
Views: 31750

I think the bonus at CBI nationals about naming the three Heisman trophy winners from Ohio State who weren't Vic Janowicz, Les Horvath, or Howard "Hopalong" Cassady should be nominated. Even Abe Kanter, who has never watched a football game and somehow remains the only OSU student totally oblivious ...
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 09, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Psychiatic Help 5 cents: The doctor is [in]
Replies: 12
Views: 5230

I wish that every literature question was about Eric Flint and his books, and that every other question had to do with either particle physics, astronomy, or O'zbekiston.
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 09, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging interest in a tournament at Ohio State in the fall
Replies: 12
Views: 4999

Oh, I forgot one thing. MahoningQuizBowler, may I please have you name and email address?
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 09, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging interest in a tournament at Ohio State in the fall
Replies: 12
Views: 4999

Well, I definitely know that this tournament could not happen in November since the 3rd and the 10th are days of football home games, and the traffic and such would keep anything useful from happening. The 17th is a road game, but it's Michigan, and I think that no one would volunteer, and the high ...
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 09, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging interest in a tournament at Ohio State in the fall
Replies: 12
Views: 4999

Given how at OSU, the fall quarter doesn't usually start until about the autumnal equinox, and the football team is playing only five road games this year (one is before OSU classes start), the other reasonable date would be 10/6. I realize the football team is also on the road on 9/29, but if I'm n...
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 09, 2007 2:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Psychiatic Help 5 cents: The doctor is [in]
Replies: 12
Views: 5230

Our team just can't stop rambling on about O'zbekiston and rating the attractiveness of the female members of opposing quizbowl teams in Latin. Also, most of our team is graduating next year, and incessantly make fun of the freshmen who come to practice, thereby destroying the future of our team.
by dxdtdemon
Wed May 09, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 13630

Essentially, our entire campus is undergoing the process of being rebuilt from 2001-10, and because of the number of events that go on at any given time, there just wouldn't really be any building with enough available rooms for a worthwhile tournament.
by dxdtdemon
Tue May 08, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 13630

We are in driving distance, but our yearly club budget is about enough to cover the SCT tournament fee and the gas money to get there. We are hoping to be allowed to do some fundraising next year, so we can go to more tournaments in good driving distance. Our club had been essentially defunct since ...
by dxdtdemon
Tue May 08, 2007 11:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Gauging interest in a tournament at Ohio State in the fall
Replies: 12
Views: 4999

Gauging interest in a tournament at Ohio State in the fall

The Ohio State University Academic Team was thinking about hosting a fall warmup HS tournament. The potential date for this would be 10/27/07. We will probably be using the NAQT ISA questions. We would like to get 16-24 teams to show up, as most buildings that would have more rooms available are bei...
by dxdtdemon
Tue May 08, 2007 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 319751

From some OAC tournament ~2002?
Neg:Diego Garcia
Right Answer:Diego Rivera
by dxdtdemon
Tue May 08, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nats
Replies: 32
Views: 13630

I agree that that tournament really sucked. I'm kind of jealous of the Florida team as they can get funding for non-CBI tournaments. At least our whining to the powers that be of not getting funding for the ICT and that it would have cost ~$2000 less than going to CBI nationals and stuff convinced t...
by dxdtdemon
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT ICT 2007 discussion
Replies: 127
Views: 52930

One of the topics brought up earlier was why 14 Division I teams didn't show up. In our case, we had originally finished 4-8 at the SCT. After Chicago C was disqualified, our S-value went up to 30, which put us second on the revised waitlist, but we didn't find out about our bid until about March 10...
by dxdtdemon
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Identify the bad movie quote OR abuse the previous user
Replies: 78
Views: 30822

My server went haywire and I accidentally posted the answer to one that someone else already got. Sorry.
by dxdtdemon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Value of state championships?
Replies: 63
Views: 21107

Ohio didn't really have any NAQT tournaments until after I graduated high school, so for us, winning the OAC state tournament and going to the PAC (Ohio, at least at the time, didn't do all-star teams) was the big thing that pretty much every team in the state aimed for. The one bad thing about the ...
by dxdtdemon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2006-07
Replies: 38
Views: 13220

I haven't been on the board since I've had a bunch of finals, but the reason why I didn't say who I am is because I had done some things in the past that almost got me banned from Academic Challenge, and almost got Ohio banned from the PAC, and so I thought that there might be a bunch of people who ...
by dxdtdemon
Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2006-07
Replies: 38
Views: 13220

I'll give you a hint about who I am:
The high school that I played for won our region the four years I went there, 2000-2003, the first three in one region, and the fourth in another, and after that year, the team got discontinued.
by dxdtdemon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ohio 2006-07
Replies: 38
Views: 13220

Ohio 2006-07

Who have been the best teams in Ohio this year? I've been out of the high school quiz bowl loop for a few years, and was wondering if teams like St. Xavier and Copley were still good.
by dxdtdemon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Avatars
Replies: 20
Views: 6156

I realize that the previous post has nothing to do with Jason Mueller, but funny things can happen in quiz bowl without him.
by dxdtdemon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: March Avatars
Replies: 20
Views: 6156

Here are some humorous things that have happened in either my high school or college quiz bowl years. High school: The other team buzzed in, and I protested the buzz and had said that I buzzed in first, but the wiring of the buzzer system was faulty. Some members of my team once went to a tournament...
by dxdtdemon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Road to Minneapolis: NAQT ICT bid prediction thread
Replies: 83
Views: 34488

I know that the S in S-value stands for secret, but I was wondering approximately how much the strength of schedule is factored in since I'm trying to comprehend how my team (Ohio State A) never cracked 300 points in any round, went 4-8, and still had the 30th highest S-value.
by dxdtdemon
Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Consolidated College Bowl results thread
Replies: 96
Views: 40249

Yeah, given the qualifiers' respective PPG in the round robin, I think that any of the top 12 on that list has a good chance at winning.