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by cchiego
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Good Current Events
Replies: 28
Views: 3943

Re: Good Current Events

Something the avoid: Boring political TUs i.e. "the AFP and the KJC are two political parties in this country that also features the BBH and the PPPQI. Last election, the Reds beat the Greens and the Blues came in a surprising third after X and Z did their thing. FTP, identify this country led by Y....
by cchiego
Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 54925

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

Current Events continues to be a headache. My question is "What does it reward?" Scanning CNN each morning? Matching senators to states? No, that's what ridiculously bad current events questions reward. A good current events question could be written on, say, Hamas that ends by talking about the re...
by cchiego
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: Distribution: Origins, Motivations
Replies: 72
Views: 54925

Re: Distribution: Origins, Motivations

This is a good discussion to have. I'm all in favor of opening up the canon but understand how having so few opportunities constrains the answers that can be asked about. Something like what Mike is suggesting would be very interesting and would allow the answer space for those smaller categories to...
by cchiego
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13287

Re: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

Field Update (1/7/09): St. Leo AUM Berry Davidson North Greenville Wofford I suspect we'll get more confirmations when teams show up to ACF Winter, but it's nice to see some formerly CBI-only teams coming. Also: We should be fine for scorekeepers, but we'd really like to get more experienced moderat...
by cchiego
Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

We've gotten a great response from outside moderators and have plenty of competent people to field in-house, so we still have room for up to 24 teams and there are several spots left. So you're more than welcome to register, no worries. Note: We'd still like to hear from other teams who are "maybes"...
by cchiego
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament
Replies: 28
Views: 4007

Re: Interest check: experimental all-geography tournament

Definitely in and willing to show that geography can be both well-written and interesting. I might not be able to make it to a mirror site, but I want to at least send in a packet.
by cchiego
Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

If we can get our act together Emory (Atlanta Campus i.e. not Oxford) may send a team or two. Nina- We'd love to see Emory send a team. Y'all would definitely get the new team discount and not have to submit a packet (at least to my knowledge). I don't recall ever seeing Citadel or Oxford College C...
by cchiego
Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Wow, this is awesome. Why wasn't there this much turnout for ACF Fall at UTK? :sad: Also, if that's Robert Slade listed as the open team, doesn't he go to GPC? (I'm asking this question out of ignorance, not anything else - at COTKU the "GPC" team was him playing solo, so that's why I'm asking) I w...
by cchiego
Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

As of 12/31/08, we have a pretty large field registered for ACF Winter Southeast. If your name is on this list, please make sure that you can still make it and let us know how many teams you expect to bring as soon as possible if there's a "?" next to your name. We might have to cap the field at 24 ...
by cchiego
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13287

NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)

This is the official announcement of the University of Georgia's Southeastern mirror of the NAQT SCT, to be held on Feb. 7th, 2009. We hope to see teams from Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina attend. ELIGIBILITY: All college players are eligible and there is no packet-s...
by cchiego
Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:52 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35865

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Last year we had similar problems but ended up with 16 teams; it's just not the best date to host it, which is why we tried to move it to Oct., but we didn't get much interest for that tournament until after we announced we would cancel it. We'll have to figure out what's the best time to do it next...
by cchiego
Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

Real quick question. I have not played any college tournaments and I would like to try it for the first time. Will I have to submit a packet, if not then put me down as interested Yep, like George said there's no need for a packet but you're more than welcome to write one. And if you want to come o...
by cchiego
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The mystery of stepping stone theory.
Replies: 77
Views: 9859

Re: The mystery of stepping stone theory.

I would be eager to hear feedback from new college players (i.e. ones who didn't play in HS) and teams who didn't play IS questions and instead started with mACF questions, like some of the teams at the UWashington ACF Fall site. Did anyone get feedback from them? Or can anyone else think of other e...
by cchiego
Tue Nov 25, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

Re: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

EDIT: See field update below. Nice to see some newer teams enthusiastic about this tournament; I think credit has to go to Eric Douglass' excellent Southeastern Quizbowl newsletter for keeping these other teams in the loop. As always, send us an email at uga.quizbowl at gmail to register or if you h...
by cchiego
Tue Nov 11, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8712

ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)

This is the official announcement of the University of Georgia's Southeastern mirror of ACF Winter, to be held on January 17th, 2009. This is a packet-submission event and the difficulty is advertised as being similar to that of a regular-season event; harder than ACF Fall, but similar to the 07 and...
by cchiego
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: T-Party Mirror at UA?
Replies: 15
Views: 1799

Re: T-Party Mirror at UA?

We're planning on hosting our high school tournament on that day unfortunately.
by cchiego
Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4002

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

It looks like UGA will be here with 5 teams...if this tournament is actually still happening.
by cchiego
Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How do you do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 5594

Re: How do you do it?

Knowing people definitely helps. I've sat on a number of these committees before and it amazes me how easily personal connections get parlayed into funding increases. Even more astounding, most people on the committee don't question those connections; it's like they're all hypnotized and obey any su...
by cchiego
Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Attitudes towards quizbowl
Replies: 29
Views: 6273

Re: Attitudes towards quizbowl

I don't think it's a lack of interest in the Southeast necessarily. To get a new player, you need to first have a competent program with friendly enough people that has the ability to advertise and attract new players. Once those players arrive in practice, they usually won't stay there unless they ...
by cchiego
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Civil War Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 7517

Re: Civil War Questions

By the way, Chris, I don't have the submitted packet in front of me, but I'm pretty sure that Pea Ridge was the easy part of your bonus. Here's what I wrote, and I think it's pretty illustrative of what I mean by integrating Civil War clues without other bits of knowledge (note I wrote this under t...
by cchiego
Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Civil War Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 7517

Re: Civil War Questions

As always, I think finding new and interesting facts about Antietam or the Copperheads will better serve the interests of quizbowl at large than will asking about really hard stuff that only Civil War specialists know. I think that works well for ACF Fall and other more accessible tournaments, but ...
by cchiego
Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Civil War Questions
Replies: 46
Views: 7517

Re: Civil War Questions

I'm admittedly biased as a Civil War buff, but I entirely agree with Sorice's points above. The Civil War questions that are written tend to be somewhat dull and a few even have some notable factual errors caused by people who don't know much about the Civil War. I still see too many "Shiloh" questi...
by cchiego
Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16166

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

Also, to repeat my question above - did Wofford really neg 18 times in a game? Yes, we heard from their moderator for that match that they did indeed do so. They did it on purpose the round just before they left. I have a feeling that Taylor's thoughts may not be uncommon among people who went to C...
by cchiego
Sun Oct 26, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16166

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

Thanks, Charlie, for the additional information. I understand that quizbowl delays and miscues happen, but we'd like to know what's going on when they occur. Just let us know what's going on and we'll probably understand and offer to help; I gladly would've agreed to read in a slow room to help out ...
by cchiego
Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16166

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

Appropriateness of the questions for the teams assembled here aside, this tournament had some major problems. First, a few minor issues: if you're given powers in the questions, use them. Yes, some high school tournaments in the Southeast don't like powers and/or negs- this isn't high school anymore...
by cchiego
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED: Classic City Classic III @ UGA 10-25-08
Replies: 2
Views: 803

Re: Classic City Classic III @ UGA (Athens, GA) 10-25-08

We had a number of teams drop at the last minute and not enough others sign up, so we unfortunately had to cancel this tournament due to a lack of interest. We will use the question set we produced for our Dec. 6th tournament instead, which will take place as usual. I wish this had been posted earli...
by cchiego
Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tennessee '08-'09
Replies: 26
Views: 4288

Re: Tennessee '08-'09

West TN has a TV tournament, Knowledge Bowl, that pays $7,500 in scholarships to each winning team member, including alternates. Thus many of the good schools in that area and around the mid-south region (east AR, north MS, and West TN) practice that format (2/3 AUK and 1/3 current events) solely an...
by cchiego
Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SNL skit
Replies: 20
Views: 4154

Re: SNL skit

I watched it when it was on and thought it did nothing more than prove that, minus Sarah Palin, SNL is dead. Implying that all home schoolers are Bible nuts and public schoolers idiots is pretty much the opposite of what actual quizbowl's proven. Brilliant job.
by cchiego
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08
Replies: 95
Views: 16166

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: COTKU at UT-Chattanooga 10/18/08

UGA is interested as well, but we're not sure yet if it's worth missing a matchup with #13 ranked Vanderbilt for it. More info/field update would be appreciated.
by cchiego
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELED: Classic City Classic III @ UGA 10-25-08
Replies: 2
Views: 803

CANCELED: Classic City Classic III @ UGA 10-25-08

Sorry about the lack of communications recently- we've been trying to nail down the details for this tournament for awhile. The University of Georgia Quizbowl team will be hosting our Third Classic City Classic on the campus of the University of Georgia on Saturday, October 25th. Fees are: $70 for t...
by cchiego
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror at South Carolina on October 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror at South Carolina on October 4

Sorry, but it looks like UGA won't be able to come; writing a HS tournament and ACF Fall packets occupied too much of our question-writing time. We'll definitely try to come to more tournaments if USC puts them on though.
by cchiego
Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)
Replies: 29
Views: 4002

Re: ACF Fall at UF (11-8-08)

It looks like UGA will be there with anywhere from 3-7 teams. We'll be in touch with the exact number. This is confirmed for Sat. though right? That's important for us since we didn't want to do a Sunday one.
by cchiego
Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8
Replies: 47
Views: 29514

Re: Global Announcement: ACF Fall 2008, 11/8

Any update on whether or not the mirror at UTK will work out? All the current sites are about equidistantly 5-6 hours away from us, but Knoxville's an hour or so closer and we've never been to a tournament there before.
by cchiego
Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FEUERBACH Mirror at South Carolina on October 4
Replies: 18
Views: 3546

Re: FEUERBACH Mirror at South Carolina on October 4

Hmm it's 4.5 hours to Tallahassee (no packet submission) or 2 hours to Columbia (packet required) on the same date. We'll see who on our team wants to write and get back to y'all with exactly how many teams we might send, but we're definitely interested.
by cchiego
Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Possible tournament at Clemson?
Replies: 15
Views: 2454

Re: Possible tournament at Clemson?

Our goal this year is 7 teams at one tournament, so this one might be our best chance logistics-wise. However, we did mirror TIT last year and would probably like to bid for ACF winter this year (since it comes at a good hosting time for us), so perhaps another tournament might work out better, espe...
by cchiego
Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Study Sources...
Replies: 23
Views: 4830

Re: Science Study Sources...

Biology isn't too hard to learn actually; I'd recommend starting with all the cellular organelles and then expanding to stages of mitosis, photosynthesis, etc. Sparknotes has a pretty good biology site: http://www.sparknotes.com/biology/ . I would recommend you first read through the ACF Fall TUs on...
by cchiego
Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20

Yeah go ahead and put this down as officially changing to Oct. 25th. We'll be sending out email invites shortly once school gets started up next week.
by cchiego
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Energy Costs and Quizbowl
Replies: 24
Views: 3146

Re: Energy Costs and Quizbowl

High School teams who are good enough to qualify for a national tournament are probably going to find a way to get the money to go. I'm concerned about teams who usually finish in the bottom half of the tournament but also make up a good part of the attendance at tournaments. If the teams themselves...
by cchiego
Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Energy Costs and Quizbowl
Replies: 24
Views: 3146

Energy Costs and Quizbowl

Gas is $4+ a gallon. School systems everywhere are cutting back on frivolous funding. Costs to heat/cool school buildings are rising with some school districts considering cutting a day off the school schedule. Things don't look like they're going to improve anytime soon. So, what's quizbowl going t...
by cchiego
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20
Replies: 6
Views: 1513

Re: Announcement: UGA Fall Tournament 9/20

Nothing confirmed yet, but it's looking like it might be Oct. 25th instead. Working within the confines of the UGA football schedule, we were originally concerned about some other conflicts on that date but those didn't turn out so unless there's another conflict (let us know if there is) Oct 25th o...
by cchiego
Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: buzzer hesitancy/reluctance/cowardice(?)
Replies: 23
Views: 2716

Re: buzzer hesitancy/reluctance/cowardice(?)

I think there are three separate, though related times when buzzer hesitancy issues come up. The first, which seems to be the dominant topic of this thread, involves new players. They may know a few things, but they really don't know the canon and can get intimidated by the prospect of negs or merel...
by cchiego
Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Starting a College Team
Replies: 12
Views: 2936

Re: Starting a College Team

Definitely take a look at what your school's policies for student organizations are. There's a decent bit of paperwork to go through and sometimes you have to have a certain number of people interested in order to register it. Finances: One of the things you'll need to figure out early on is the fin...
by cchiego
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13989

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

The big difference between CBI and ACF is that if you want to do reasonably well at ACF you need to prepare at least somewhat- CBI on the other hand allowed random reasonably intelligent people to sit down and feel really smart. Since the ACF canon isn't that big, it's not too hard to improve at it,...
by cchiego
Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!
Replies: 89
Views: 13989

Re: Great News! CBI "Susp"Ends!

Well what does the ACUI want? Solid academic competition? Pleasing as many universities as possible? Or just resolving this mess quickly? I'd be very curious to know what their motivation was behind sponsoring academic bowl stuff was in the first place and to what extent they supported CBI financial...
by cchiego
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia 2008-2009
Replies: 224
Views: 35865

Re: Georgia 2008-2009

Brookwood/Chatt/Walton, take your pick. Their top-3 dominance in state will likely continue, but the teams with the best shot at breaking the triumvirate are probably Alpharetta and Centennial, with Norcross and Central Gwinnett as dark horses depending on who they have coming up. And what about the...