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by azngod1992
Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Clemson (2/20/10)
Replies: 15
Views: 3435

Re: ACF Regionals at Clemson (2/20/10)

We're coming. Sorry for the late response.
by azngod1992
Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina 2009-2010
Replies: 53
Views: 12627

Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

I hope everyone enjoyed this year's rendition of Duke's Celebrity Shootout. I would like to thank everyone who came for attending and would like to welcome everyone back to next year's Celebrity Shootout. Duke is thinking about hosting a tournament sometime next spring, with either a HSAPQ or NAQT s...
by azngod1992
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic at VCU (Richmond) - October 31, 2009
Replies: 60
Views: 25734

Re: ACF Fall Mid-Atlantic at VCU (Richmond) - October 31, 2009

Very enjoyable tournament, and, except for a few delays, ran fairly briskly. Thanks to the VCU staff for hosting a great tournament. Just echoing everyone else's thoughts, MW and SC are legit... Oh, sorry about not bringing the buzzers and bringing one team instead of two...again, thanks for the VCU...
by azngod1992
Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?
Replies: 50
Views: 8829

Re: Is this rude? Should it be against the rules?

Being a former ASCA player, I am ashamed to say that I once was guilty of this myself, albeit not shouting and/or doing it straight at 3 seconds. With some inexperienced moderators who do not have a good grasp of the timing of the various types of questions, they would sometimes give inordinate amou...
by azngod1992
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Poetry Canon
Replies: 5
Views: 2428

Re: Poetry Canon

Although not strictly poetry, the Stanford culture guide index provides a great starting place for literature canon (and other categories as well): http://ai.stanford.edu/~csewell/culture/
by azngod1992
Wed Oct 14, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Celebrity Shoot, Nov. 7, Duke
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: High School Celebrity Shoot, Nov. 7, Duke

I'm not sure what's happening either. I just got the email today saying that the date was going to be Nov. 7, instead of Oct 24. I had contacted the Duke Quiz Bowl team mid-September asking about the date and was told Oct 24. I got an email announcement this past Monday saying that the date was Oct...
by azngod1992
Mon Oct 05, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT Discussion
Replies: 186
Views: 21210

Re: EFT Discussion

I really enjoyed playing in this tournament. I really liked the Qualia bonus, mainly because my Philosophy of the Mind class is finally translating into points. I thought the set did a great job of catering to novices; however, I still think that this tournament may be a bit too hard for people who ...
by azngod1992
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama '09-'10
Replies: 64
Views: 9456

Alabama '09-'10

Since every other state now has a thread, I think it's about time to start one. Rankings: Tier 1: Hoover - I think everyone's obvious favorites. Finished very high at HSNCT last year and returns all of their players (right?). Their abilities at NAQT format questions are beyond beastly and I think th...
by azngod1992
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09
Replies: 20
Views: 3416

Re: Prelim. announcement: NAQT HS NCT Open Mirror at UTC 6/20/09

I will be attending as well as a free agent. Does any team need an extra player? Otherwise I will team up with Harry. Hey David John, you might not remember me from your time at ASFA, but I was one of the players on the JV team while you were a senior. I'm currently on a team with Mark Morris (alum...
by azngod1992
Fri May 01, 2009 2:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Best of luck to all Alabama teams going to HSNCT this year. I certainly hope Hoover (or some other AL team) makes it into the top 10 or top bracket (I'm really clueless as to how HSNCT playoffs/brackets work). I have personally witnessed Hoover's pwnage at NAQT questions, and I really think they can...
by azngod1992
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NACC Pre-Nationals High School Tournament (5/15/09)
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: NACC Pre-Nationals High School Tournament (5/15/09)

ASFA will come - money and time permitting of course.

Friday will be fine for us; however, I know that there are several AP exams taking place that day.
by azngod1992
Sat Apr 11, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Thanks Mr. Rutsky, it was a REALLY close match. The game wasn't decided until the 2nd to last tossup. Given another set of questions, I'm sure the result would have been quiet different.
by azngod1992
Wed Mar 25, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic (3/28/09) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Moon Pie Classic (3/28/09) at UT-Chattanooga

Hey, thanks for the offer Slade. I got a definite confirmation from a friend of mine that he'll come, and I got another person who's looking for rides to get there. If that person can't come (a likely possibility), my friend and I will be more than happy to join your team. As Slade also said, I woul...
by azngod1992
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic (3/28/09) at UT-Chattanooga
Replies: 7
Views: 2384

Re: Moon Pie Classic (3/28/09) at UT-Chattanooga

Hey, several of my teammates have bailed out on me.

Don't worry, I'm still going, but if anyone is interested in joining a team with me and perhaps a teammate of mine, please contact me at [email protected] or post here. I'll hate to play alone.

I hope this is all right with you Mr. Steinhice.
by azngod1992
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 95593

Re: Bad Negs Again

At a tournament last weekend

"This holiday...blah blah blah...started by a Marxist...BUZZ"

Given: Labor Day
Answer: Kwanzaa
by azngod1992
Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 4180

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Can you take us off of the list? I couldn't find transportation for our team :(
by azngod1992
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 4180

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Who do we contact about registration?

EDIT: Nevermind, I fail at reading
by azngod1992
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09
Replies: 17
Views: 4180

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XXXVII 3/21/09

Can you tentatively put us down for a varsity team?
by azngod1992
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals South @ MSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: ACF Regionals South @ MSU

Hey, I finally found a willing teammate to come with me to ACF regionals, do you guys mind making an ASFA HS team again?

Sorry for putting you guys through all this trouble.
by azngod1992
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:48 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year
Replies: 79
Views: 18312

Re: Class of 09, Where Will You Be Playing Next Year

Please change their policy of leaving tournaments early once you get there. Thanks. Definitely. I'm (hopefully) going to stay till the end of every tournament, and I'm pretty sure they're not going to abandon me. I'm (hopefully) going to get them to finally attend ACF events P.S Anyone know why the...
by azngod1992
Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Districts at Jeff State For my pool (aka the circle of death) the teams that qualified were: 1) Hoover 2) ISS 3) ASFA I was again reminded of how bad ASCA questions were :sad: . Apparently the push to make ASCA questions more pyramidal isn't showing promising results. There was also a profound lack ...
by azngod1992
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals South @ MSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1800

Re: ACF Regionals South @ MSU

Hey, it looks like I'll be going alone, is it possible I could join another team or something?

I'll hate to play solo.
by azngod1992
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

quizbowllee wrote:Also, Hoover will win.
I concur
by azngod1992
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: *Results* DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL
Replies: 32
Views: 6174

Re: DAR Invitational January 24th 2009 Grant AL

Thanks Mr. Dennis for a well run and well organized tournament.

I think Hoover showed how beastly they are at NAQT questions, and how bad we are at NAQT pet categories.
by azngod1992
Wed Jan 07, 2009 3:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

I was mistaken, we are going to LAMP instead of CCA
by azngod1992
Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Eh, our coach has decided it would be too much of a hassle to host a tournament. Most likely, the tournament won't be held, unless she somehow changes her mind about it. Furthermore, our school still not has granted us permission to host, and thus, assuming we jump through the first hoop, we have an...
by azngod1992
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

not until school gets back i suppose
by azngod1992
Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6712

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion

In the spirit of moving on, I don't remember a whole lot about this set, but the Vonnegut TU was awesome and made me very happy. I got it off the lead-in about Player Piano Yea, I got Player Piano lead-in by listening to Mike Bentley PACE podcasts :) I thought the set was impeccably written, and I ...
by azngod1992
Sun Dec 07, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Well, if you take a look at the Hoover stats, Spain Park A averaged 250.6 ppg, just 10 ppg below ISS. Their p/b was 11.21, while ISS's was 10.80., and Alex Shaw, their top scorer, racked up an impressive 108.75 ppg.
by azngod1992
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Winter Southeast @ UGA (1/17/09)
Replies: 37
Views: 8678

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

We're interested in coming...
by azngod1992
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Making A Great Leap Forward
Replies: 33
Views: 5943

Re: Making A Great Leap Forward

For literature, you should go to the Stanford Culture List and start reading either the book or the sparksnotes for the books and plays on their list, since that basically represents most of high school canon (plus some). Start with the more famous ones, and then move on to the more obscure ones. As...
by azngod1992
Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

I like to thank Lee for hosting such a well-run tournament - everything went by very smoothly. Of course, the part I enjoyed most were the awesome questions supplied by my new favorite question provider: HSAPQ. Although there was the occasional fluctuation in bonus difficulty, I thought the question...
by azngod1992
Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 17226

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

Lee, A couple of questions

1) Will the bonuses be bounce back?

2) Are there negs?

3) What is the structure of the tournament? (i.e how many teams are in each pool, what is the playoff structure ect)
by azngod1992
Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 17226

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

8:15, Mr. Rutsky
by azngod1992
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Questions
Replies: 22
Views: 3338

Re: HSAPQ Questions

Use HSAPQ questions please!

If i'm correct, this set has already been written and edited (correct me if I'm wrong).
by azngod1992
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Byko Rankings 2008-2009
Replies: 136
Views: 27893

Re: Byko Rankings 2008-2009

wowitsquinthaha wrote:Maggie Walker A ranked 166th in the country, closely following TJ A ranked 156th...in other news, I now predict Alabama School for Fine Arts A will sweep NAQT and PACE this year! (this is certain as they have wins over national powerhouses like LAMP A and Arab!)
:cry:
by azngod1992
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:07 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

I appreciate your zeal in wanting to bring better quizbowl to Alabama, but I would highly advise against doing this. This tournament will run well into the night, even if you happened to have very experienced readers in every room and you don't have any of the regular tournament screw-ups (reschedu...
by azngod1992
Sun Nov 16, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Our dismal performance shows how bad we are at non-pyramidal speed packets (perhaps time to dig up old ASCA packets and start practicing on them). The thing you really should do is go with your heart. You know that speed questions aren't good quizbowl and aren't worth it, so don't care about "disma...
by azngod1992
Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

I assume congratulations are in order for Hoover, who probably won the Buckhorn tournament today :party: (unless Russelville managed to pull off an upset). I'm going to have to smack the question writers of that tournament over their heads for making such terribad questions :sad: (jk, but the questi...
by azngod1992
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 17226

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

Oh god, please don't cancel this tournament lol

I'm now addicted to the awesome HSAPQ questions. We'll register 4 teams if we have to lol.
by azngod1992
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08
Replies: 37
Views: 17226

Re: Brindlee Mountain Invitational 12/06/08

ASFA would like to take 1 varsity (we could split it into two teams if you really need us to, our backup players need playing time) and 1 JV. I don't think my sponsor actually received a formal invitation or anything (at least not since last time I talked to her, about a week ago).
by azngod1992
Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Odd stat from Hoover: Does anyone else find it odd that Robert Vance from ISS scored no points at all? Robert has outscored Zack Martin at a few tournaments in the past couple of years, but at Hoover Zack put up 103.5 ppg to Robert's 0. I am wondering if this is accurate and if so, what was up with...
by azngod1992
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Anyone know who the question provider is for Buckhorn, and whether they will be pyramidal?
by azngod1992
Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

ASFA would love to go out of state for tournaments, unfortunately, our school will only provide transportation to in-state tournaments. Ferrying ourselves to out of state tournaments have so far proved impractical, but hopefully, we would venture out of state starting next semester. I guess I shall ...
by azngod1992
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Thanks Lee, I have to say that the questions were really suited to us. We had been practicing on similar pyramidal questions (instead of ASCA ones) since the year began. Furthermore, the distribution also suited us to an extent. I'm sure the almost complete lack of TRASH benefited our team some too....
by azngod1992
Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th HIT - Hoover Invitational 11/1/2008
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: 4th HIT - Hoover Invitational 11/1/2008

I would like to thank Mr. Rutsky for one of the best tournaments ever hosted in the state of Alabama (or in my experience at least). The delays were minimal, the readers were (for the most part) great, and the questions were some of the best I ever heard. :party: I would especially like to praise th...
by azngod1992
Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 4th HIT - Hoover Invitational 11/1/2008
Replies: 23
Views: 5313

Re: 4th HIT - Hoover Invitational 11/1/2008

Just wondering, since I (and perhaps other readers) am unfamiliar, what exactly will the category quiz be like?
by azngod1992
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Alabama 08-09
Replies: 210
Views: 29703

Re: Alabama 08-09

Here's my 2cent on the rankings in the state. Rankings: (purely speculation and based off of my limited knowledge of the situation in AL) 1. Hoover - They're for real this year. ASFA didn't go the the William Rufus King tournament at University of Alabama earlier this year; however, I gathered from ...