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by First Chairman
Fri Jun 24, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48538

In North Carolina's Public Libraries QB, the librarians do it, and all the q's go into a centralized database from which someone generates the question sets. The quality of these questions is on the other hand quite... well... I don't know who the person is who writes the questions but it used to be...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Nationals Debate.....
Replies: 25
Views: 14690

Whoa Rick...

The individual stats would help me if I were to select an all-star team for Panasonic if I weren't able to have bona fide try-outs (which I may be charged with for a process of selecting a North Carolina team), or at least to narrow down a field to invite for try-outs. If this were a reward for a st...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 20235

I'm wondering... would it be possible for the contest director to provide calculators for all participants? Basically, only the "official" calculators purchased by the TD is the allowed calculator. For OAD, we strictly tell everyone to bring the calculators that each school system has purchased spec...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Stars 2000 Championship
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

I don't think they had a website. It's not the same as the American Academic Challenge, is it? I doubt they were associated with KMO.

Besides, what would they call that competition now? :grin: :grin: :grin:
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Great Nationals Debate.....
Replies: 25
Views: 14690

There's only one problem with the tennis or golf ranking programs, and that is that they truly measure an individual's performance in the sport (which makes sense). Quiz bowl on the other hand is usually about team play, and the rosters from week to week can change. Also considering that a team can ...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Illinois Earlybird HS Tournament -- 10/1/2005
Replies: 55
Views: 73615

Of course, Sudheer, you could give people Kudos bars like we do at PACE. Maybe a Powerbar or two. :)

There's also sugar-free candy that you should be able to buy bulk at your local grocery store. Yea for diabetes advocacy.
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 20235

Mathematics and calculators

In continuing discussions from the Nationals board, I am interested in the construction of calculation questions involving calculators. I know I have my particular opinions about it, mostly mixed. But I want to know what makes a good quiz bowl/academic competition question that involves a calculator...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48538

The one thing about Panasonic that makes it less worthy of bashing than NAC is that few teams have delusions about its validity. The noncompetitive teams, by and large, are there for the trip, the competitive teams, by and large, for the money. I'm not sure to what extent it diverts money from real...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 23, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48538

I can try to address the corporate sponsor bit in general because Academic Decathlon is even more ludicrous with its corporate sponsorship package than Panasonic. In essence, Polk County has the advantage of having relationships with corporate sponsors in the area to underwrite many of the costs bec...
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 22, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48538

I do wonder how the Member of the Wedding response would be treated in other formats. All formats I'm familiar with would accept "Member of the Wedding" alone, but I'm not sure about "A Member of the Wedding." Would an answer which gives the wrong opening article be accepted by NAQT, PACE, various ...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18049

URL forwarding...

Just a couple of things... I'm letting the URL forwarding lapse for about a week until around July 1 so that I can get that on the proper budget (calendar year thing for budgeting). So if you wind up not getting to the PACE website easily, go to http://www.duke.edu/~etchuck/pace/ until further notic...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48538

Mazeltov... This is the first three-peat in Panasonic history, and means that Virginia, Maryland, or DC has captured 11 of 17 tournament titles, including 8 of the last 10.
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Panasonic
Replies: 96
Views: 48538

bigtrain wrote:For those of you who weren't aware, team Maryland is playing without their captain, Michael Braun.
If possible, could you elaborate why?
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7910

Re: Another approach

Perhaps another way to rank is by overall program strength over the years and not just this season. That is, what schools have the top programs year in and year out. Here are my top ten programs: 1. Dorman 2. Brookwood 3. Thomas Jefferson 4. James Island 5. Irmo 6. Dunbar 7. Richard Montgomery 8. D...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Format unification
Replies: 20
Views: 10467

There is also more with Chip in that he writes questions all the time and runs/contracts with a number of competitions. For many years he was pretty much the only major player in national-town (the other being College Bowl, Inc. but the high school game was not really their major emphasis). But he h...
by First Chairman
Sun Jun 19, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Romero wrote::chip: needs a better camera...I am sure he can afford it :grin:
Given his wardrobe malfunctions, are you sure? :)
by First Chairman
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A Completely Unscientific Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 7910

Well, I think the condition is that the voter must have seen that team in play. Oh well...
by First Chairman
Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE records broken
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

Not that everything is completely up, but I wanted to let you all know that I have updated HTML files of the stats online at the PACE website: http://www.pace-nsc.org/ including steal points. I have to add opportunities for steals if you wanted a metric for points per steal, but I don't think that i...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Format unification
Replies: 20
Views: 10467

Note: this is mostly my personal opinion and partially represents past practices with PACE. While they are available on request (and we are trying to put some of our older sets up for free), we want to be sure that certain people don't decide to pilfer our questions for their own illicit purposes. (...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

I need to check my AP chemistry texts, but I am pretty sure that organic chemistry, especially constituent groups, are covered. Introduction to organic chemistry: hydrocarbons and functional groups (structure, nomenclature, chemical properties). Physical and chemical properties of simple organic com...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Format unification
Replies: 20
Views: 10467

All quiz bowl games (and most academic competitions for that matter) really test on the first level of Bloom's taxonomy: recall of information. After that point, the analysis is probably going to be subjective in my opinion. I bring up the point that I'm involved with Academic Decathlon, which pride...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Format unification
Replies: 20
Views: 10467

ASCN, like PACE, is a non-profit organization that does not run a ton of competitions in its own style although they do run four quarters format (unlike PACE). I think they are happy doing their own little thing, but they do not sell tournament sets of questions to run all across the country outside...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE records broken
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

Thanks. And of course, we're always in need of good writers and editors to make things easier for us to create a fair set of questions. hint hint hint... :) I am still trying to do analysis on the data from the tournament, and I am pretty sure that during games we had probably average points of 350+...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE records broken
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

More records Most points (losing team) in a game Prelims Record (2004): 415 St John's v. Richard Montgomery R6 Second (2001): 405 Team Illinois v. State College A Highest for 2005: 380 Maggie Walker B v. Gonzaga (435) R1 375 Richard Montgomery v. Gonzaga (500) R3 365 Fort Mill v. Maggie Walker B (40...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

In checking the photo of :chip: and Brad:

Red shirt... blue suspenders... green jacket... :w-hat: ????

Someone call the Fab Five on him... fast! :phone:
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE records broken
Replies: 6
Views: 3730

PACE records broken

Okay... I'm still compiling all final tallies and results, but without counting individual game performances here are the records broken: Average points per game (out of 1000) Thomas Jefferson A (627 in prelims, and 684 in playoffs): Sam was out the first day, but this is the first time that we have...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Chris, would you be willing to expound more on the instances in which Chip unfairly eliminated teams? Just curious. Thanks. Well, this does not directly answer your question but may have some inferences. The fact that there are specific rules named for teams in QU's rules is somewhat telling (like,...
by First Chairman
Sat Jun 18, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

I can't see a unified format in 10 years without one of the major corporate players in academic quiz bowl folding. Even so, it's not going to be easy given the proliferation of other formats. In short, we are stuck with the current system and so it goes.
by First Chairman
Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Keep in mind as you continue on this thread, the preliminary games at NAC were abridged versions of the games played in previous years. Each quarter (except the 60 second round) was somewhat shortened in order to complete a game in 30 minutes instead of 45. This was done so that each team could pla...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 16, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

As I said, I have no brief in the questions dispute. I was asking for--and am beginning to see emerge-- a genuine question by question analysis . I know questions are not always released. But it should be possible to take a random sample of questions from various sources to which we have access and...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 16, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 321851

What I have...

Tamiami Trail, NOT Trail of Tears – Stephen – St. John’s Herman Hesse, NOT Freud + Adler – St. John’s + ASFA Saudi Arabia, NOT Illuminati – Kyle – Brindlee Mountain B When Lilacs Last…, NOT Yellow Rose of Texas – Adam – Walter Johnson Bullet Trains, NOT Rickshaws – FIVE differe...
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18049

NRScout98 wrote:Neel Kotra from TJ B was somehow left out of all Saturday and Sunday morning statistics, if it matters.
I'll see what I can do, assuming I have all of your scoresheets. Of course, if you have the game rosters for each round, it may help me a bit (or as much as SQBS will let me do it).
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 15, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Yes, Holland Hall (Tulsa, OK) over El Paso (El Paso, TX) Wow... Another Red River Battle to rule them all... :cool: Seriously though, props go to the El Paso team too. I'm sure that they would never have imagined doing so well there, but if it weren't for the promotion of the game in the area by Ys...
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Improving on what has been written...

Chris Frankel wrote:
Questions Unlimited Nationals Recap wrote:(15) In 1994 and 1995, Brad competed and, of course, excelled, at the National Academic Championship and during the contestant interviews, he told Chip Beall he wanted to BLANK.
Now that's a "Match Game" question. :cool: :wink: :smile: :grin:
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

NoahMinkCHS wrote:Does the Brad Rutter question count as self-parody?

How about if (well, maybe "even though") it was probably meant in what passes for total seriousness with that group?
Depends on the context. If it decided an elimination game...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

solonqb wrote:Who wrote that tossup at the All-Scholars Game, anyway?
I did.
2005 All-Scholars Game wrote:He currently works as a motivational speaker, giving the lecture “You Have the Answerâ€
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Brad didn't play for Governor's School (now Maggie Walker) with Amanda Goad? I'm shocked! :shock:
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18049

Sorry that I didn't correct this for State College A: Fitzwilliam is John Lesieutre. Charles was John Onusic. I misread the first scoresheet which wrote down the aliases. Grumbles at the SQBS beta 4 which does handle bouncebacks... manually. Please let me know of any other bugs/gremlins in the stati...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC Chicago
Replies: 71
Views: 39414

Hi Ben: Side note: Chip had a bonus series entitled "Brad Rutter", which went from the 5-pointer ("Whom did Brad beat to win $2 million?") to the 20-pointer ("For what Pennsylvania high school did Brad play in '95 to win the NAC title?"). Ben :D I think we need to be careful not to expose questions ...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18049

Semifinals and Championship finals

Stats from the Semifinals and Championship Finals I SEMIFINAL Thomas Jefferson A vs. Thomas Jefferson B TJA 570 Will 0+4 Dan 1+5 Jacob 1+5 Sam 1+2 TOSSUPS 3+16 = 220 (19/28) BONUS EARNED = 120/160 (8) + 75/90 (6) + 120/150 (5) = 315/400 BONUS STOLEN = 5/20 (1) + 0/0 + 30/30 (2) = 35/50 TJB 230 Neel ...
by First Chairman
Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18049

Pictures

Photos from my camera are now posted. Anyone else with photographs, please let me know of links or if you could, send me your digital photos.
by First Chairman
Sun Jun 12, 2005 11:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 18049

PACE NSC 2005 results

2005 June 11-12 Valencia Community College, Orlando FL Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador: Sue Korosa, Copley HS (OH) Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador: Tom Egan, Maine South HS (IL) Champion: Thomas Jefferson HS A (Alexandria VA) Runner-Up: State College Area HS A (PA) Semifinalist: Mission San Jos...
by First Chairman
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Saturday results
Replies: 7
Views: 4829

Website update

I have updated the PACE NSC front page with a summary of results from today's events. I have updated the Results page listing this year's all-star members. To let you know, the first and second alternates for the all-star team were Mark Guerci (Maggie Walker Gov School A) Sam Lederer (Thomas Jeffers...
by First Chairman
Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Final PACE Details
Replies: 7
Views: 4649

Just like last year, none of those brackets are actually "easy." I've been informed that TJ will be missing one of the four A team members for day one of PACE, so that might be some consolation to all of the Vader people agonizing over having to play TJ, Dorman, Culver and San Jose. Too bad there's...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Final PACE Details
Replies: 7
Views: 4649

NSC 2005 Preliminary Divisions

For those who are interested, here are the preliminary divisions for this weekend's NSC Maul Brindlee Mountain C Brookwood B Clover Hill Detroit Catholic Central Fort Mill Gonzaga Maggie Walker B Richard Montgomery Sidious ASFA Brookwood A Centennial B Central Hardin B Heritage A St. John’s State ...
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 09, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45721

Well, I would suggest at least a raincoat or umbrella of some sort, seeing the forecast for Orlando . It's also quite humid though those of you from Houston won't be affected much. :wink: I'm just amazed that of all the years that PAC has been run that they've never had a weather emergency that I re...
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Some Final PACE Details
Replies: 7
Views: 4649

Repeating from PACE Information thread:

Here's the 2005 NSC Rules Document for review.
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45721

RULES DOCUMENT

Here is the link to the 2005 NSC Rules document.
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45721

Noah,
Depending on when you guys want to have dinner, :phone: . Might join you.

No, I don't have any questions.
by First Chairman
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The format/rebound debate
Replies: 15
Views: 7900

DaGeneral wrote:Instead of the readers doing that, why not get a huge group of players/coaches/readers to petition NAQT to create such a rule?
:w-hat:

Well, this isn't an issue of governance, and even if it were, I don't see why they would want to make that change. If it ain't broke...