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by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun May 27, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!
Replies: 100
Views: 47225

Re: 2012 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations to Bellarmine!

Charbroil wrote:
Fred wrote:Bellarmine's the first team from California to win either HSNCT or NSC.
Are they also the first team to do so with less than a full team?
They were only less than full yesterday. They had a full team today.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th
Replies: 44
Views: 10484

Re: High School Skype Open June 29th-30th

but if you extend beyond that into the ridiculous Dave Madden territory of attempting to hold a competition on Skype, you either end up with his current situation of reading a bunch of old questions to players who have already heard them, which is patently worthless as a competition If that's the c...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question security issue at the 2012 ICT
Replies: 6
Views: 5344

Re: Question security issue at the 2012 ICT

Wow. I commend the integrity of the University of Chicago team for realizing the inapporpriateness of this and for reporting it to the proper authorities. It speaks highly of one's character to do what is right when no one else is looking. Further, I would like to commend NAQT for making this public...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quizbowl about Quizbowl
Replies: 8
Views: 1760

Re: Quizbowl about Quizbowl

No.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: General Discussion

Further Kurtis this is a subject I have actual knowledge on, and while reading the question (noting I was not trying to parse it while hearing it which would have placed me at a further disadvantage) I had no clue what you were really trying to say in that Gibbons question. If you are so unclear to ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: General Discussion

I have updated the Gibbons tossup and the First Amendment bonus to reflect some of the comments in this thread. Particularly, I implemented the wording changes that were mentioned; I think that most of them would be glossed over when read in a match setting and wouldn't influence how people would b...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: General Discussion

My only remaining recommendation would be moving the clue about how emotions change when a person sees a female on a bridge (or whatever the wording is) from the "emotions" tossup out of power. If you were anywhere near the playoff game between Illinois A and Yale A at ACF Nats this past year, you'...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: General Discussion

I will say that quite a few of the q's I read were really good but there were some tu's (like the one I just went through above) that seemed to be mainly wordy non-clue leadins that mainly prolonged the question. And I'm not someone who objects to question length. If you have a 9 or 10 line tossup, ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: General Discussion

The end of the majority opinion in this case warns about the Constitution being made useless through “metaphysical reasoning” that would “entangle and perplex” a natural mind. Tom Clark cited this case in the Heart of Atlanta Motel ruling, saying that, combined with Katzenbach v. McClung, it consti...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MOO Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 7302

Re: General Discussion

I would like to see a repost of the First Amendment bonus that went "NY Times Co. v. Sullivan"/"Near v. Minnesota"/First Amendment as well as the Gibbons v. Ogden Tu. While we're at it if I could also see the Fourth Amendment tu, I'd appreciate it. I know (or think I know) I had some quibbles with s...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at WUSTL (9/24/11)
Replies: 6
Views: 2827

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at WUSTL (9/24/11)

Mr. O'Rourke from Truman neatly summarizes things here.

http://moquizbowl.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2357

As for why there was a forfeit, I encourage all of you to ask him or any other representative of the Truman team. I for one cannot wait to hear the response. :).
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)
Replies: 43
Views: 11540

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU OPEN TRASH (8/14)

I played on this set yesterday at WUSTL and I must say I really really liked it. I told Mike about some of my quibbles but overall I thought it was well written, the breadth of the questions was appropriate, and that it was very tasteful. He and the others who wrote it deserve high kudos and if you ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21550

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

That was me. And it's not a matter of experience it's really just a matter of not wanting to contravene NAQT's rule about substituting my own judgment for what is written on the paper. I was following the instructions given at the staff meeting, though since both teams graciously agreed to the reso...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21550

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

I was pretty surprised that It is So! (If You Think So) was not listed as an explicit alternate answer for Right You Are (If You Think You Are) . Something similar happened in the sixth Division II packet: in the bonus about Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea was not listed as a correct answe...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21550

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

2. It seemed like the last three packets of the D2 playoffs were much, much harder than the first three playoff packets, both in tossup accessibility and (to a lesser extent) bonus conversion. It might just be spotty knowledge on my part, but I wonder if the stats bear this out. Do we have round re...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21550

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

Yes that is the one I'm thinking about.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 21550

Re: 2011 ICT Question-specific discussion

Two bonuses that stuck out as particularly egregious in the D2 set: During Round 12 (I believe) there was a bonus that was in two parts. First part, for 5 points each name these three muses of poetry. Then the second part, five parts each, name the symbols associated with them. I thought it sort of ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011
Replies: 8
Views: 5441

Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

Well I must say that I found this set to be merely ... adequate.



I'm just messing. Best of the year by far. I literally cannot express what a joy it was to work with an organization that by far better than the college teams and is so clearly an awesome group of people.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)
Replies: 36
Views: 6175

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Region 9 SCT at Indiana (February 6)

You know I was thinking to myself the other day, "Self? What is it quizbowl desperately needs right now?" and the answer I got back was: MORE thoroughly incompetent people not just staffing, but RUNNING some of our most important tournaments. Glad to see we opened the floodgates with this retarded A...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009
Replies: 56
Views: 12544

Re: GIT XIV (Delta Burke mirror) at WUSTL - November 7, 2009

Stats have been posted, thank you Charles.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 26606

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

I'm not able to make this after all. Hope you all have a great weekend!
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12656

Re: Missouri Open discussion

Part of the problem with executive orders as opposed to say a UN resolution for example, is that sometimes Congress codifies those orders into permanent federal law (or in the case of the Emancipation Proclamation proposes them to the state as a constitutional amendment). So one, when writing, must ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 12656

Re: Missouri Open discussion

I could see where something like PT 109 would come into play, but yeah in general obscure numbers should be better left as clues than as answers.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?
Replies: 58
Views: 10104

Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

I selected June over January primarily because early January has generally seen rather crappy weather in my neck of the woods leading to travel delays at airports at the starts of the last few semesters. Since this tournament is trying to be national in character, it might be best to do it at a time...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament
Replies: 116
Views: 26606

Re: Announcement: Ferdinand Tönnies Memorial Trash Tournament

I'm going to put myself down as a free agent for this. I won't be able to make CO, but I can get an early morning bus to Chicago and be there in morning. It would be nice to have someone pick me up from Union Station though.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

"the hood" for "ghetto", "Big Papi" for "David Ortiz" Both of these are acceptable as they are other valid ways of referring to the answer (well, maybe the first one is sort of debatable, but whatever). I don't know anything about linguistics though. Well yeah, but the "ghetto" question was talking...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:38 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Yeah I don't remember the exact text, and if someone could post that, that'd be great ... "In this case, Abe Fortas successfully used the Fourteenth Amendment to apply the Sixth Amendment to the states. It was a unanimous decision that affirmed Powell v. Alabama, overruled Betts v. Brady, and rever...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

The Gideon v Wainwright tossup was atrocious in that I believe its lead-in was something along the lines of: "In this case, Abe Fortas used the 14th amendment..." Yeah I don't remember the exact text, and if someone could post that, that'd be great, but technically Abe Fortas used the 14th Amendmen...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83142

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

quantumfootball wrote:The biggest surprise of the day, in my opinion, was that Ransom Everglades went 8-2.
This is actually no surprise to me. Their coach is an old colleague of mine from WUSTL and he said they made a year long dedicated effort to get better at qb.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

OK, in the sense some rounds have 1 SS and others have 2. That's the extent of the variance. The exception might be where NAQT break Trash down into multiple to-level categories, such as PC and Sports. Don't forget that a lot of teams (and moderators especially) are used to playing question sets th...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

Also, complaining about the trash distro in an academic tournament is stupid and pointless. He is right that there was too much sports and not nearly enough music, but it doesn't matter. No it's not stupid. NAQT has made a clear effort in the past to listen to feedback in the past and make correcti...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83142

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Basically what happened was that on the last q, someone (I forget who) on Charter buzzes in and after what seems like an interminable amount of time gives the correct answer. Given that the match was decided by 10 points, this of course affected the result. I was watching the match and was mindful ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

The ability to have "different time periods" or "subfields" can be accomplished without resorting to a entirely per tournament distribution. All one has to do is simply create the necessary diversity within the question pool used for that tournament, use a within packet distribution to allocate X n...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 HSNCT question discussion
Replies: 262
Views: 36016

Re: 2009 HSNCT question discussion

One thing I will never be able to understand and looking at the NAQT HS distribution is why NAQT has such a higher incidence of sports to other forms of trash. It's insanely disproportionately high (like 1/3 of the overall PC distribution) which would never be allowed at any trash tournament ever. T...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 349
Views: 83142

Re: 2009 NAQT HSNCT

Not to open wounds here, but could someone explain the "timing issues" that came up? I'll admit it is difficult, and more so to develop consistency across rooms. I can attest this was hammered into the mods at the meeting by Frank Thomas: "make sure that you give the players the time they are entit...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat May 23, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule info/tournament thread
Replies: 217
Views: 33452

Re: NAC schedule info/tournament thread

3. Losing a game to a New York-based team on a geography/current events question about New York. Remember, these questions are written months in advance ... Choose how this sentence will be finished: (A) ...by other organizations. (B) ...and put into packets once we saw the schedule. (C) ...for las...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT 2009 discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9417

Re: SCT 2009 discussion

I think we're forgetting one thing: Southerners just don't speak as quickly as people in other parts of the country, and it adds up on a 20-minute clock. I feel like that's exactly why, even though I screened and trained all of the mods (except one, who had to replace someone with a sudden illness)...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Feb 08, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Southeast @ UGA (2/7/09)
Replies: 40
Views: 13188

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

OK while I respect the fact that Georgia is not trying to close ranks and is being very forthcoming with all the information on this subject, the idea of this sort of "challenge" using an old set really proves nothing. For one thing you cannot replicate the field without having everyone present agai...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XI (01/31/2009) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)
Replies: 39
Views: 27913

Re: WUHSAC XI (01/31/2009) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)

Assuming I have permission to release it, just email me.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WUHSAC XI (01/31/2009) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)
Replies: 39
Views: 27913

Re: WUHSAC XI (01/31/2009) at WUSTL (St. Louis, MO)

Hey, what was the distribution? We heard something like 2/2 Current Events, 2/2 Pop Culture, 2/2 Science, and 2/2 Math Computation (with the remainder being history/literature), but that's just our guess. *Just to note, we also heard fine arts, religion, mythology, philosophy, and social sciences--...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 6648

Re: HSAPQ Fall 2008 ACF Set #2 Discussion

Like I said, I didn't notice it. I haven't made any decision one way or the other. Are you thick in the head? There's enough real plagiarism in qb without having to worry about this which is clearly the work of two people writing independently. This isn't even the case of people taking someone else...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Oct 07, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 14056

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

It's Points per Adjusted Tossups Heard. A full explanation can be found here:

http://www.doc-ent.com/qbwiki/index.php?title=PATH

Frankly, I think it's a load of boloney, but hey whatever lets stat gurus feel even more superior...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Oct 05, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)
Replies: 93
Views: 14056

Re: Midwest EFT Mirror @ UIUC (Saturday, October 4th)

I wish to hear the details of this new form of quozbowel [sic]. Disclaimer: if you are underage, do it at your own peril. First played during the weekend of MLK 2008 in a hotel room obtained on behalf of current and former members of the Academic Buzzer Team, drunken trash is fairly straightforward...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?
Replies: 131
Views: 63266

Re: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?

The best option, in my opinion, is expanding the amount of good quizbowl available in Missouri. Keep in mind that there are a vast majority of teams in this state that have no idea what good quizbowl is and think that the Missouri format is all that is out there. If we can reach out to some of thes...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?
Replies: 131
Views: 63266

Re: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?

The truly terrifying thing is that by this loose a definition, my regular trivia night team that I play on at least 6 times a year during the school year would be off limits to a high schooler in Missouri. This is especially appalling as many of the events I specifically go to are for the benefit of...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?
Replies: 131
Views: 63266

Re: Is high school quizbowl in Missouri salvageable?

I have been involved in some way with MSHSAA quizbowl since 1996 and I have some points I would like to add to all this. First, everything Matt Weiner said: absolutely correct. Would I have agreed with him in 2000 when I was fresh out of high school? No. Does it diminish anything I ever did when I p...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2009 NAQT ICT Call for Hosts
Replies: 14
Views: 2297

Re: 2009 NAQT ICT Call for Hosts

If UIC were to host those nationals on April 3-4, would we receive an automatic entry for one team to play? As the host nation, China was guaranteed an entry in all 302 events, but they chose not to enter every event, concentrating more on gold-medal hopefuls. UIC is next to three Blue Line stops; ...
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals at WUSTL (Apr 25-26, 2009)
Replies: 85
Views: 52583

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ACF Nationals at WUSTL (Apr 25-26, 2009)

Also I would like it understood that we at WUSTL are looking toward this being the most prompt ACF Nationals ever and are investigating a variety of ways to make it so.
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
Wed Jul 16, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Missouri 08-09
Replies: 135
Views: 119642

Re: Missouri 08-09

The only thing that does not seem reasonable is Missouri's seeming insistence, given its clarification of the sectional rules (BY THOSE WHO DRAFTED THE CONCEPT), that somehow the top 8 teams still will be prohibited from qualifying for the state tournament. Instead, teams will be forced not to compe...