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by First Chairman
Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1561

North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament

Tentative date: April 9, 2005

North Carolina teams only (as the name suggests).
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 02, 2004 6:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shootout - Brief Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

If you want to start comparing the Duke and CWRU data, it is remarkable that 3 people at Duke outperformed the field at Case. Yet, the overall average at Duke was lower compared to Case.
by First Chairman
Tue Nov 02, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: November avatar themes
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

Just a question: how does one actually get to those avatars? Or do we have to make them ourselves?
by First Chairman
Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Freelance Questions needed!
Replies: 6
Views: 3991

Be more specific... what do you need? How many of each? Any offer for compensation?
by First Chairman
Thu Oct 14, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26687

The Duke Academic Festival handouts that I've written have a separate section in the handout for two math questions, which does not comply with the category theme. Personally I prefer math questions to be given as handouts since that's the style most of us mathies are used to in math comps.
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Student Org Constitutions
Replies: 3
Views: 2724

You should also check the student orgs advisors for information on how to write your charter. They should have some charters of other recognized clubs on file.
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First the Washington Post, and now: Playboy
Replies: 1
Views: 2397

Re: First the Washington Post, and now: Playboy

Maybe some of you will think this is all a bunch on hooey, especially coming from Playboy (no, there are no "Women of Quiz Bowl" packages in the works ), but I hope to give the game the same serious treatment in print that I gave the game itself while I was a player. Damn. :cry: Feel free to contac...
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26687

Also, if you were at Brookwood last year for "Give and Takes", I think that was another great way to deal with the issue. You may get a category you don't like, but you can at least throw the other team the same thing. It was a nice change from the normal and a lot of fun. Sorry for the long post, ...
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26687

Watch your mouth: science nerds like trash too. Maybe select brands of trash, but it's trash nevertheless. :) I guess to throw my hat into the foray of discussion here... I think the problem here is that you can have your fun, but your fun should not punish your "good teams". Maybe it's common knowl...
by First Chairman
Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT IS collegiate tournaments
Replies: 19
Views: 10809

From what I can tell of the article, it's not the responsibility of NAQT nor the WP to seek contrarian points of view. The piece was more a "lifestyle" piece of interest than it was a hard-hitting expose of the world of quizbowl. I'll give props to NAQT for seeking PR for themselves and for their pr...
by First Chairman
Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Walton Worksheet - Rappers?!
Replies: 43
Views: 26687

I think we've been dabbling at around 10% pop culture/sports (2 questions out of 20) for our regular high school competition, with the exception of NCOAST, which we usually put 1-2 token questions in out of the 50 questions asked. High School Celebrity Shoot is much higher at 15-20% because of the n...
by First Chairman
Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High school packet archive project
Replies: 3
Views: 3087

Actually I have some packets already at the Yahoogroup hsqbnet as well. Anyone who is a member (preferably coaches or team leaders so we can maintain some question security) can access those files.

Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/hsqbnet/ .
Subscribe: [email protected]
by First Chairman
Tue Sep 21, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Jr Bird at Duke
Replies: 0
Views: 1879

TRASH Jr Bird at Duke

Hey folks...

we're still waiting for people to say they're interested in competing at the TRASH Jr. Bird competition at Duke. If you're interested, please email Andrew Feist at andrew.feist at duke.edu.
by First Chairman
Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005 tentative dates
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

As I have now found out my spring semester obligations (OAD state championship), the date will be February 19. Alternate date of Feb 12 is the date for OAD 2005, so that alternate date no longer is the case.
by First Chairman
Sun Sep 05, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shoot 2004
Replies: 0
Views: 1484

Duke High School Celebrity Shoot 2004

I thought I had announced the date before but here's info: Duke High School Celebrity Shoot is scheduled for Saturday, October 30. The competition is run in a non-buzzer team format that has challenged many teams since 1995 (yes, I'm coming up to 10 years of running this format!). Info on the format...
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005 tentative dates
Replies: 3
Views: 2655

Duke Academic Festival 2005 tentative dates

The basketball schedules are out, and it appears that we will hold our event on Saturday, February 19 (alternate: February 12). A follow-up message will reveal our final decision... but usually our date coincides with College Bowl Regionals... not that we attend that competition. :)
by First Chairman
Fri Aug 13, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge v. guessing
Replies: 18
Views: 10132

Can't we all just get along? If you're at a tournament with bad questions, then guess away if it helps you win. If you write questions or pick which tournaments your team goes to, then avoid that Danish astronomer junk. If you want to practice such questions because you go to tournaments that use t...
by First Chairman
Thu Aug 12, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge v. guessing
Replies: 18
Views: 10132

If being "psychic" is an important skill in quiz bowl, then hosing is a justifiable way for question-writers to make sure that guessing is not always rewarded.

Discuss.
by First Chairman
Sun Aug 01, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35390

Personally I think it's all about quality and not about quantity. If quantity were important, the national champion every year would be the KMO winner.
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Who Is the Best Team In the Nation?
Replies: 50
Views: 35390

Not only the lack of data, but also the plethora of formats will make any determination of a "top team" maddening. You could do it for NAQT's tournaments assuming that their question set is of some consistency for a rating system to be useful. But to add to the discussion on whether a team should be...
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps in 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 11548

as far as the math teacher goes, i'm just saying don't blame the camp. They couldn't have known what kind of teacher she would be until she actually taught at camp. If she was indeed a bad teacher, then she probably won't be back next year, but as I said, I can't really comment on that... Okay, the...
by First Chairman
Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE Camps in 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 11548

after all, practicing for chip is inherently pointless...unless you are practicing sucking up to TD's, in which case... And that's not a useful skill? I'd pay a little money to take that seminar. :lol: (cool) :wink: :P :D :mrgreen: :chip: Damn... need more obnoxious smilies on this board. I'm surpr...
by First Chairman
Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

Thanks... I was going to try to do that myself but couldn't figure why it wasn't doing it the way I wanted.
by First Chairman
Mon Jul 12, 2004 12:54 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

I have posted the spreadsheet (as HTML) onto the website at http://www.pace-nsc.org/ . Access it from the regular list of stats on the middle of the page.

The page will pop up, and on the lower left corner you can flip between worksheets.
by First Chairman
Sun Jul 04, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

I'll probably ask to have the files sent to me and post them (since I'm the webmaster).
by First Chairman
Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

All-scholars mentions

The names of the designated all-Scholars team, with honorable mentions accorded to individuals who were also eligible for the team but did not play. Selection to the team consists of the top 4 highest-scoring individuals after 12 rounds of play, followed by students chosen among the teams and staff ...
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 15, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

To let everyone know, I have set up the PACE website, now at Duke (since I cannot make changes at the CWRU website). Everything has been copied over now, and the pace-nsc.orgURL now forwards to my Duke account.

Stats and other things will be posted there as it comes in from analysis.
by First Chairman
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

bigtrain wrote:I wish I could have seen the amazing displays of quizbowl strength demonstrated during every match at PACE.
I was there, and as I hear about various matches, sometimes I wish I could see those matches too. ;)
by First Chairman
Mon Jun 14, 2004 5:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

Photographs

I have posted some of the photographs from this past weekend's tournament on the Yahoo groups web site for college quiz bowl at

this link .
by First Chairman
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

Web site...

Oh to let you know... somehow or another the folks who administer websites at Case Western Reserve changed passwords or administration rights again, and I no longer have access to change the files on their server. Will try to get a mirror/updated pages up on another server, probably here at Duke.
by First Chairman
Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44666

I'll also chime in (now that I'm home... okay, in my lab): I think I counted it correctly that only 4 teams did not show for Sunday matches of the 28 slots for consolation round play. To have 24 of 28 teams at least start off the day playing essentially five power-matched rounds on Sunday morning, d...
by First Chairman
Wed May 05, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Playoffs???
Replies: 1
Views: 2524

Playoffs???

This is for discussion with a poll... what percentage of a field of schools should be considered to advance for playoff contention? I am assuming the field is larger than 16 teams.
by First Chairman
Sun May 02, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI Nationals
Replies: 55
Views: 74989

Re: The Obvious

Not to derail the thread (move it if necessary), but ,well I have to say that I still have the same resentments with TRASH (and maybe not all Trash tournaments, but most). The questions are probably somewhat pyramidal for the most part, but I hate the fact that 95% of the content seems to be either...
by First Chairman
Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Division II
Replies: 14
Views: 10931

Completely weird idea that would never work

Personal thoughts: Div 2 consists of two populations of players. 1) Novice = 0-1 years of college qb experience 2) JV = 0-2 years of college qb experience, including CC Those with 2+ years move up to varsity. Novice or JV players that demonstrate proficiency in playing college qb (similar to the Car...
by First Chairman
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Michigan Mega Conference
Replies: 21
Views: 14299

Random question (in search of Okemos)

I am in search of contact information for the Okemos coach. If you are out there (or know the person who is), I need to email him. Thanks!
by First Chairman
Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2004 Ky state Gov cup
Replies: 44
Views: 32580

Seeing that Dunbar apparently travels more than anyother team, can anyone post their contact info or email it to me? Rob Hentzel from NAQT requested that I promote my NAQT tournament in May to Kentucky teams, and they seem one of the most likely to actually bother coming up here (to Cleveland) Hmm....
by First Chairman
Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Distribution
Replies: 18
Views: 12977

Re: NAQT Distribution

As a subquestion, what do you think of NAQT's penchant for the NA-cutie tossup? By this I'm referring to questions that purport to be academic in nature but use commonplace words or objects (it's sort of hard to phrase this without specific examples) as answers. Should these be eliminated? Moved to...
by First Chairman
Tue Feb 24, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Distribution
Replies: 18
Views: 12977

I'm more impressed by a player who can get the academic AND pop culture questions, as long as it's legit pop culture and not "name this Russian game show" or something. It shows they have depth not only with their factual knowledge but their knowledge of the society they live in. Man, that sounded ...
by First Chairman
Thu Feb 12, 2004 11:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64164

How QB teams running CBI-IM's can be RCT eligible...

If you're paying for and running your intramural, you get to decide who goes to the RCT. The relevant eligibility rule is that all players sent to an RCT must have played in the intramural; they need not have been on the winning team. There is a rule that the team winning the IM is automatically ap...
by First Chairman
Wed Feb 04, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64164

What I told our admins today about CBI

So at the Student Organizations Advisor Orientation session today, one of the people from the office accosted me because he was surprised we had a College Bowl team. He had been pitched by ACUI about the merits of College Bowl (TM) and wanted to ask me why we (Duke) didn't get involved. I pretty muc...
by First Chairman
Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64164

[Tom You got Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake to guest moderate???!!! :shock: (kidding)[/quote] Knowing how sick and twisted *you* are Dr. Chuck, you might decide that next October's HS Celebrity Shootout needs some of the real deal and invite *them* to come to Durham ;-). Patrick King[/quote] O...
by First Chairman
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CBI rules shafted me
Replies: 49
Views: 64164

AUM has hosted the first NAQT Southeastern sectional, four or five all-Alabama collegiate invitationals, and two College Bowl RCT's. I'm confident we'll have some good surprises for the College Bowl NCT. Quite confident, in fact. :) Tom You got Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake to guest moderate?...
by First Chairman
Tue Feb 03, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT 2004 High School Championship
Replies: 31
Views: 20545

Whoops. After checking my notes, it seems that we've only qualified six for PACE, based on the exploits of both TJ A and B. Sorry for the haughty post; I just felt like getting into a numbers war. Well, you've also had more opportunities to automatically qualify for PACE NSC. Some teams out there h...
by First Chairman
Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Transition from High School to College
Replies: 54
Views: 44185

The next level is just another level

Well, I'm not sure about the difficulty in transition from HS to college being any different from any sport or situation with school. You do go from being a big fish in a little pond to being surrounding by fish presumably as good or even better than you in certain things. I do think that once one g...
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT Tournament in Ohio?
Replies: 4
Views: 3733

A couple of problems depending on whether you see them as problems. I am guessing that could be the weekend of the OAC state championship tournament. Not sure, but check on that. It may not matter for 8 teams, but it may throw in a monkey-wrench for some of them if you are trying to target them. Qua...
by First Chairman
Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5027

Re: Great Lakes Regional

I know that PACE used to produce one other set than NSC - the set for Great Lakes Regional at Case. They held it with a modified PACE fromat last year, so i don't know if they will restore it. What happened to that? Actually, PACE actually didn't write that set of questions. Rather it was the Case ...
by First Chairman
Wed Dec 17, 2003 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Nationals Poll
Replies: 6
Views: 5027

Once upon a time...

Ideally: PACE would keep its basic format and question creating philosophy, though I think it could use some work in organizational aspects, which could help with things like producing multiple sets instead of only NSC. ..... Just to throw in some little bits of PACE history (Samer can probably rec...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Official" HS Team Sanction...an issue?
Replies: 17
Views: 11313

Still talking...

Just continuing my thought too: If there is a circumstance where one school team cannot declare itself affiliated with a specific school due to punitive sanctions by whatever organization is out there, I would certainly appreciate knowing the rationale. But then again, it is the TD's responsibility ...
by First Chairman
Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Official" HS Team Sanction...an issue?
Replies: 17
Views: 11313

Official school reps

Having had experience with homeschool teams and other "official" teams before... The academic world is one of trust. Certainly I would be upset if a bunch of random people just decided to band together and say they're a team from "such and such" school. There may be reasons why a school team would n...