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by ihavenoidea
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9184

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

I buzzed in with "Babylonia" and protested, but it ended up not mattering. I guess we were just wrong... If you were thinking of the Ishtar Gate, then there are no lamassu on that. I think that the giant doorway statues of man-bulls(assuming that that is what the question is talking about) are pret...
by ihavenoidea
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions
Replies: 76
Views: 8292

Re: Dropping Titles in Literature Questions

Why are buzzer races precived more often than they occur? I think it would be quite useful to be able to gauge how many precived buzzer races are actually buzzer races when evaluating sets. It's my experience that people sometimes reflexively press the buzzer when they see someone else make a move ...
by ihavenoidea
Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

Do you always need your coach to go to tournaments? Our "coach" never accompanies us.
by ihavenoidea
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9184

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

Looking at Central Park from outside the Museum of Natural History across the street is this 28th president sitting on a horse. He succeeded William McKinley after organizing the Rough Riders and before losing the presidential election on the Bull Moose ticket. That is WAY too many clues for a simp...
by ihavenoidea
Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

4. Torrey Pines These guys were nowhere near this spot until today, when they proved they had legit knowledge to spare. Stephen-Vivek is a potent 1-2 combo, and the other guys contribute enough that you can't discount them. Their strengths are probably suited more to NSC, which, given that they som...
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

We missed you at Triton Bowl.
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

Hey I just want to mention how crazily awesome Dwight and Co. are, especially Dwight. Coming down from Irvine to help at a tournament they have no stake in. Running Zot Bowl over summer, running SCIENCE! before nationals. Round of applause please. He has put so much effort into making the SoCal circ...
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD

I just want to say that Torrey really out did themselves at this tournament. I hope they will attend more mACF tournaments in the future.
by ihavenoidea
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD

Thanks Auroni and UCSD for making this a great tournament!
by ihavenoidea
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

They do. They have one player who is pretty good. He beat down our C team 500 to something. I haven't played him, but he was making some good buzzes on the A set when I coached at Baby Anteater. Perhaps my teammates could elaborate.
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prison Bowl Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9184

Re: Prison Bowl Discussion

No...Triton Bowl on the 21st.
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 16743

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

"zhaozhang"
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD

I am actively lobbying for teams to come to this event! Looking at the stats from Prison Bowl, it seems to be a very accessible set. This means that less experience teams will still know the tossup answers and the first part of bonuses while experienced teams will be challenged by lead ins and third...
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09
Replies: 90
Views: 26343

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: TIT XXIII at Maryland: 1/31/09

Just wondering, who were the two that played for Brown?
by ihavenoidea
Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

The set was not as disappointing as I thought it would be (amazingly, I expected less than 3 art questions and 3 music questions). There were very questionable answer choices that reaffirms my belief that A sets are not easier than IS sets.
by ihavenoidea
Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI
Replies: 31
Views: 3237

Re: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI

Dwight, I think RB has two teams signed up for sure and 1 team pending.
by ihavenoidea
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI
Replies: 31
Views: 3237

Re: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI

I hope no one qualifies to nationals because of this tournament.
by ihavenoidea
Tue Jan 06, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter West
Replies: 17
Views: 5086

Re: ACF Winter West

Err I guess we didn't notify you, but RB can't come to Winter.
by ihavenoidea
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test
Replies: 118
Views: 65122

Re: HAVOC II @ Maggie Walker, 4/25 (tentative)

MLWGS-Gir wrote:
ihavenoidea wrote:Sarah, if you need any help in terms of writing, I could be of assistance.
Thanks, Zhao. Do you have any idea if Rancho Bernardo would be interested in hosting a West Coast mirror?
I am interested. I will discuss it over with my team and get back to you.
by ihavenoidea
Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HAVOC II @ MLWGS, 4/25 - not in conflict with the BoB test
Replies: 118
Views: 65122

Re: HAVOC II @ Maggie Walker, 4/25 (tentative)

Sarah, if you need any help in terms of writing, I could be of assistance.
by ihavenoidea
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

Dwight, are you in anyway involved with bidding for State Champs? What would people think of playing State Champs in San Diego?
by ihavenoidea
Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Character count, packet search, txt to rtf
Replies: 20
Views: 3231

Re: Character count, packet search, txt to rtf

If you have an iPod Touch or an iPhone, check out http://web.me.com/cdcarter/iApps/acf_score/index.html. It's a simple ACF game score keeping application that will not only track the score, but give the stat lines for individuals as well. If I thought there were enough of these little devices in th...
by ihavenoidea
Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?
Replies: 75
Views: 9976

Re: Are IS-A sets appropriate for new teams?

As would I, since I'd love to see something like this happen in the fall. The spring was just the only time we were able to run HAVOC, as it will be this year. Also, while this is unofficial since I need to speak to Cameron and Dr. Barnes, I would not be opposed to mirroring HAVOC across the countr...
by ihavenoidea
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Q

Zhao: Given that you weren't at our tournament, how did you get a hold of the IS-79 packets, or was this comparison made from secondhand accounts from other teams? With the exception of some awful clunkers (LOL TERRIBLE LIST BONUS), I thought IS-79 was passable. The examples some teams gave were pr...
by ihavenoidea
Thu Dec 18, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

I believe IS sets are worse than IS A sets. IS sets, in my experience with IS 79, have more cutesy giveaways and tossups on things that are way too hard or really trivial. Anurag thought that IS 78 A was better than IS 79.
by ihavenoidea
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD

Rancho Bernardo will bring at least one team and two buzzers to this.
by ihavenoidea
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI
Replies: 31
Views: 3237

Re: Baby Anteater X (1/31/2009) at UCI

RB will bring at least one team of underclassmen, possibly two.
by ihavenoidea
Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

cvdwightw wrote: (1) I, in particular, do not feel that A-level sets can fairly determine a champion at the varsity level.
You can't imagine how much I agree with this.
by ihavenoidea
Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6643

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 Sample Packet Discussion

I do agree with Greg that the Charles Jennens clue was misplaced.
by ihavenoidea
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

Max, the questions will be newly written. That set was already used last year.
by ihavenoidea
Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6643

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 Sample Packet Discussion

Groups of people in French history who didn't do too well? Of course it's Huguenots! Pretty transparent in my opinion.
by ihavenoidea
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 5847

Re: Making A Great Leap Forward

BuzzerZen wrote:
TJ 2008 wrote:You beat teams like Charter and Dorman by playing basketball instead of practicing when they only study 10 hours a week. Basketball is much more helpful when you're playing NAQT.
by ihavenoidea
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Triton Bowl - 2/21 @ UCSD

Love the pricing.

Is this on the 21st or 28th? You said one thing on the title and one thing in the opening post. Hopefully not 28th, as that is the same day as Carnal Embrace.
by ihavenoidea
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BAIT (March 7, 2009) @ UCLA
Replies: 30
Views: 5282

Re: BAIT (March 7, 2009) @ UCLA

cvdwightw wrote:
3. You will not have more than 24 teams.
Optimism Dwight!
by ihavenoidea
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 135894

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

Disclaimer: Not all of Southern California quizbowl is derived from Mean Girls.
by ihavenoidea
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Postponed: Trojan Wars (12/06/08), USC (Los Angeles, CA)
Replies: 14
Views: 2740

Re: Announcement: Trojan Wars (12/06/08), USC (Los Angeles, CA)

Is this still happening? Any field updates?
by ihavenoidea
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)
Replies: 35
Views: 5743

Re: Brookwood Invitational Scholars Bowl (11/22/08)

Another thanks for a well run tournament. (And thanks for finding me a place to make hot tea for my cold.) I think you did a great job of editing the questions. In fact, I was surprised when I picked up my copy and saw that they were HSAPQ questions. I find their questions ungrammatical and unnecce...
by ihavenoidea
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

Back on the topic of quizbowl....

Anurag and I will be coaching the freshmen at Trojan Warz. We won't get to enjoy the hell on earth that is IS-80A
by ihavenoidea
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

The reason our "league" commissioner gave me for not changing the terrible questions into something more acceptable was "Academic League is Academic League. If we changed the questions, it would no longer be Academic League"
by ihavenoidea
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Canceled: NNT Mirror at San Diego Nov 22nd, 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Formal Announcement: NNT Mirror at San Diego Nov 22nd, 2008

This tournament has been officially canceled due to lack of interest.
by ihavenoidea
Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 10246

Re: HFT Discussion

Andy, you can safely discuss prelims. RB will not cannabalize.
by ihavenoidea
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yet another math thread (split from HFT)
Replies: 114
Views: 9069

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

Questions As in previous years, the questions will be house-written. They are longer than the typical NAQT or state-format tossup, and they are weighted towards academics. To get a sample round from last fall's tournament, visit our website . I feel Andrew gave you plenty of warning toward the abse...
by ihavenoidea
Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Changing the Science Distribution
Replies: 52
Views: 10180

Re: Changing the Science Distribution

gkandlikar wrote:
Saiem wrote: I would certainly like to advocate an expansion of the Math and Computer Science canon
Special interest groups itt.
I advocate for the expansion of the Qing dynasty of Chinese history canon, particularly those tossups that can be gotten by watching Chinese dramas.
by ihavenoidea
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NNT - South Bend Mirror (11/15/08) - South Bend, IN
Replies: 14
Views: 4116

Re: NNT - South Bend Mirror (11/15/08) - South Bend, IN

There is, our tournament next weekend. So no question discussion should be going on whatsoever.
by ihavenoidea
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Fall Tournament III (11/15/08) -- Cambridge, MA
Replies: 155
Views: 81512

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

State College beats Hunter in the final 250 to 210.
by ihavenoidea
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

50 now, but if you had came to ACF Fall it would have been 20! And the questions are leagues above NACUTIES.
by ihavenoidea
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southern California 08-09
Replies: 307
Views: 41940

Re: Southern California 08-09

Wait why would he going to the football game affect you in anyway? Are you required to be accompanied by a coach?
by ihavenoidea
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Canceled: NNT Mirror at San Diego Nov 22nd, 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1374

Re: Formal Announcement: NNT Mirror at San Diego Nov 22nd, 2008

Field update:

Arcadia x2
San Dieguito Academy
Carlsbad (1-2)
La Jolla (2 most likely)