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by pakman044
Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Robinson (NC) Invitational - February 4
Replies: 13
Views: 4903

Yeah, that definitely looks like the High IQ Bowl format to me, and if I had not seen what was said earlier, I would have taken this to me something of a High IQ Bowl warmup. By the way, High IQ Bowl is Saturday, February 18 this year; email her at jenny.caviness@greensboro-nc.gov . They have update...
by pakman044
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO
Replies: 8
Views: 4333

An older version of the Celebrity Shoot page from archive.org.

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sat Oct 01, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCSU Red & White Bowl - March 18, 2006
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

NCSU Red & White Bowl - March 18, 2006

The Quiz Bowl Club at NC State University is announcing the Red & White Bowl to be hosted at NC State in Raleigh, NC on Saturday, March 18. It is an Unofficial NAQT event using NAQT Invitational set number IS-57A; as such, the top 15% of the field will be invited to the NAQT HSNCT in Chicago, June 2...
by pakman044
Sat Oct 01, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post your school schedules!
Replies: 20
Views: 9923

Sure I'll bite. In no particular order: Atmospheric Dynamics I Computer Organization and Logic (includes lab) Concepts and Facilities of Operating Systems Literature of the Western World I Swim Conditioning Software Engineering (includes lab) The labs are definitely hoseage. But it's working out...s...
by pakman044
Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Georgia Tech Invitational Tournament - POSTPONED
Replies: 10
Views: 4679

jrbarry wrote:IF the PSAT doesn't cut into that number
It doesn't have to; schools have the option to either do it on the Wednesday or the Saturday. I'm not familiar with what most schools do, but when I was in HS, mine did it during the week (since it is the NMSQT).

Patrick King
by pakman044
Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Olympiad Query
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

I'm not really sure for either.... The small number (12-16 or so?) at the NC NOSB regional in 2005 was more of a hard cap as I understood it...you have to have a science judge in every room, and that usually means a professor. I wasn't thrilled with how that was conducted, so maybe they'll be able t...
by pakman044
Thu Jul 21, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Science Olympiad Query
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

The answer to that question is no. There hasn't been that type of event for at least the last five years, and I doubt that Science Olympiad will be going in that direction again. National Science Bowl and National Ocean Sciences Bowl are really the two main types of science quiz bowl competitions th...
by pakman044
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Please use tinyurl
Replies: 5
Views: 3271

Also, if you need a long URL, use the special url tag so that the URL itself is not displayed, but rather a shorter piece of text that can describe it. (You need to deselect the 'Disable BBCode in this post' before you do that) The syntax is as such: [url=___________]text[/url] Don't place a space b...
by pakman044
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Right answers that are counted wrong...
Replies: 24
Views: 12301

Another one was at ICT. The answer on the paper was "Magellan", but I buzzed in early with "Magellan's voyage across the world". I got negged. That was just gross, gross moderator incompetance. Sure, the packet probably didn't list any alternatives, but, come on. When I moderate, that is the exact ...
by pakman044
Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Mathematics and calculators
Replies: 33
Views: 19955

One of the problems with the SAT calculator rules is that they already may be outmoded. I believe the TI-89 already supports symbolic integration (the 86 only supports numerical), which already can make it something of an arms race. For that reason, a number of college professors forbid ALL graphing...
by pakman044
Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 17857

Fixed the two nicknames on the State College A semifinals/finals stats that were mentioned.

I'll probably download SQBS 4.0b and move the semfinals/finals stats over to that this evening so I can do "proper" bouncebacks with them.

Patrick King
by pakman044
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2005 results
Replies: 33
Views: 17857

Okay, I have finally gotten around to posting the NSC stats in my webspace. They are now available at: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~paking/nsc2005/ Please, please note that these are NOT official. There probably are still a few gremlins in them. For instance, right now the Saturday prelims and Sunday playo...
by pakman044
Thu Jun 09, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE Information
Replies: 75
Views: 45251

There is nothing to really worry about. The circulation of Arlene is a piece of junk, it's only has maximum sustained winds in the neighborhood of 40mph, and frankly, I'm not even sure it will survive going over Cuba. At last check (2pm EDT), Arlene was about 150 miles SSW of the western tip of Cuba...
by pakman044
Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The format/rebound debate
Replies: 15
Views: 7779

How about this--to prevent intentional negs at the end of match, why not have a rule that says that if the tossup is interrupted, it is missed, then the question is completed and the opposing team has the usual amount of time to answer after the question is completed EVEN IF TIME EXPIRES. I know of ...
by pakman044
Tue May 24, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT HSNCT field discussion
Replies: 154
Views: 80421

Based on where it's proposed to be next year, they'd better be there. Even I may be there [I'll definitely have to travel a bunch to get there ;-) ].

Patrick King
by pakman044
Fri May 06, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Salisbury Hippocampus Shootout
Replies: 0
Views: 1289

Salisbury Hippocampus Shootout

Congratulations to Southwest Onslow High School who won the inaugural Salisbury Hippocampus Shootout at Salisbury High School last Saturday by beating Richmond Senior 275-190 in the NAQT-style tournament. The results, stats, and playoff bracket are available at: http://www4.ncsu.edu/~paking/shs2005....
by pakman044
Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Public Library Quiz Bowl finals
Replies: 1
Views: 1594

North Carolina Public Library Quiz Bowl finals

Watauga (Boone, NC) won Public Library Quiz Bowl today by defeating DH Conley (Greenville, NC). The other district winners in the finals were: Tuscola (Waynesville) Lee County Senior (Sanford) Northwood (Pittsboro) Hoggard (Wilmington) Cary Academy (Cary) Currituck (Roanoke Rapids I don't have anymo...
by pakman044
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring Knowledge Masters Open (KMO) Results
Replies: 9
Views: 4903

Spring Knowledge Masters Open (KMO) Results

Thomas Jefferson won the KMO (again) with a score of 1824 (196 correct answers out of a total 200). I've listed the top 10 below; full results are available of course at http://www.greatauk.com/kmoh.pdf . This year's mean score was 1172. Score Correct 1. Thomas Jefferson (VA) 1824 196 2. Montgomery ...
by pakman044
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to pry results out of tournament directors?
Replies: 10
Views: 4605

Yes, yes, everyone has reminded me that I have forgotten calculus quite well, since: lim [x -> Pi/2-] tan x = +infinity lim [x -> Pi/2+] tan x = -infinity thus since lim [x->Pi/2-] tan x != lim [x->Pi/2+] tan x, limit DNE It's been quite awhile since I studied limits in any manner besides "multivari...
by pakman044
Mon Apr 11, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to pry results out of tournament directors?
Replies: 10
Views: 4605

Yes, and thank you for those results. I had a conversation Saturday that led me to believe that such results will be more useful in the future. If I start trying to get results now, the TD's MIGHT get into a habit of being nice in the future. I will say that I've slacked off a bit this year, but las...
by pakman044
Mon Apr 11, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How to pry results out of tournament directors?
Replies: 10
Views: 4605

How to pry results out of tournament directors?

I have been trying to pry results of North Carolina HS tournaments for quite awhile, but it's seemingly a difficult job to do so. So here's a simple question, how can I actually get them to actually submit results? When I mean results, I'm not talking about artlike, hand-drawn SQBS results that requ...
by pakman044
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Full results now available at:
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~paking/ncoast2005/

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: North Carolina Open Academic State Tournament
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Raleigh Charter won the varsity and junior varsity NCOAST competition today at Duke University today. Congratulations to them for their spectacular performance in both divisions. Short results: Varsity Playoffs First Round 5. Ravenscroft d. 4. NC School of Science & Math, 130-115 3. Richmond Senior ...
by pakman044
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Switching A and B Teams
Replies: 27
Views: 14126

No. Once a player plays on a team, regardless of a playoff eligible on ineligible, they cannot and should not be able to play on another for the remainder of the tournament. This is the price of playing on an X team--you simply won't be able to play in the playoffs. If that person were allowed to do...
by pakman044
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Incorrect Blitzing Allowability
Replies: 16
Views: 6978

Here's a hypothetical, though: Say we're allowing creator/creation at Tournament X. Say the question mentions characters from many works: "Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet", etc... Say the answer given is "Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet" (or "R&J by Shakespeare"). Is it wrong? Now -- what if the list of ch...
by pakman044
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:37 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Switching A and B Teams
Replies: 27
Views: 14126

I know that at some tournaments if the B team does not move on, then they are allowed to play on their school's A team if the A team moves on to the afternoon. This procedure is generally much more frowned upon than cloaking, sandbagging, etc and is prohibited at most tournaments that I know of. Th...
by pakman044
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Switching A and B Teams
Replies: 27
Views: 14126

Just as a reminder, an older thread that is now on archive had a lengthy discussion on this point:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1375

So everyone can examine that so the same points don't have to be reargued (no reinventing the wheel today!).

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Issues raised in GA thread: Timed events, scheduling
Replies: 18
Views: 8379

As a preface, I have never read at a timed format (I've been a judge before, but that's different). Now, with that out of the way.... The problem with a timed format is finding quality readers. It's hard enough for many people who have never read before to read packets, and throwing them in a timed ...
by pakman044
Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SQBS
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

The only catch with it is that it's almost overpowered for some formats. If you aren't running a straight up tossup/bonus format, it can be difficult to port your format to it (you would be better at this point rolling your own excel spreadsheet). This being said, it is by far the best thing out the...
by pakman044
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: National Ocean Sciences Bowl North Carolina Regional
Replies: 3
Views: 2623

National Ocean Sciences Bowl North Carolina Regional

Moderator--please feel free to move to regular season tournaments; I placed it here because it isn't really academic (see Misc HSQB description). For what it's worth, here are the quick results from the eighth NCOSB (aka Blue Heron Bowl) at NC State today: 1. East Carteret (Beaufort, NC) 2. Myers P...
by pakman044
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team PP20TUH vs. MPP20TUH
Replies: 13
Views: 6565

Well yes, but for teams that have few bonus opportunities, their bonus conversion stat will be inaccurate (they could get one or two bonuses that are right in their area, or a few that really aren't). As a team converts more, their bonus conversion stat will approach the true mean (in theory, even t...
by pakman044
Thu Feb 24, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 13087

Stats are now available at:
http://www4.ncsu.edu/~paking/daf2005/

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 13087

It is a shame more NC teams could not be present. I'm not extremely surprised by the turnout from NC teams. High IQ Bowl probably drew a number of teams that might have come this year to that event, especially since they can offer $cholar$ship$ to the first and second place teams. I also think that...
by pakman044
Sun Feb 20, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke Academic Festival 2005
Replies: 24
Views: 13087

Actually, the fifth place spot was tied with Maggie Walker B and Raleigh Charter A. There was no fifth place game to break that tie. The stats will probably be available eventually, but from what I remember, one of the score sheets was missing so the stats will be slightly inaccurate. There was anot...
by pakman044
Fri Jan 28, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18862

Oh, I agree it's not obvious to the question writer in that situation. But in the end since they are likely to have more expertise than anyone else with the question at hand, so they have to be the ones to examine all the permutations (them and whoever edited the questions). In this situation, if yo...
by pakman044
Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What would you do on this math question?
Replies: 31
Views: 18862

Generally when there is a problem of i raised to something, the answer is always given in the form of 1, -1, i, or -i. If nothing more was given on the prompt, I would have said it was wrong. It would be like giving and answer in spanish when the question is clearly in english. I see no justificati...
by pakman044
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rebracketing or Power Matching VS. Round Robin & Playoff
Replies: 33
Views: 20434

I'll also pipe in and say... There are so many teams out there who would (not literally) die or sell their souls to play in a national. They may realize they have no shot at a national championship, but the kids and the coaches are so excited to play the game they don't mind playing matches that "d...
by pakman044
Thu Dec 09, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Knowledge Masters Open
Replies: 19
Views: 10922

The official results came out tonight on the Academic Hallmarks website; the PDF is at http://www.greatauk.com/kmoh.pdf This year's mean was 1271. Top 10: 1. Thomas Jefferson (VA) 197 correct; 1849 2. State College (PA) 196 correct; 1806 3. Montgomery Blair (MD) 195 correct; 1781 4. Auburn (IL) 196 ...
by pakman044
Sun Nov 14, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tar Heel Cup results
Replies: 1
Views: 1937

I wasn't there, but one of the participants told me that Walter Williams A won the consolation.

Patrick King
by pakman044
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:14 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shootout - Brief Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

More or less full results are available at:

http://www4.ncsu.edu/~paking/hscs2004.htm

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Duke High School Celebrity Shootout - Brief Results
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

Duke High School Celebrity Shootout - Brief Results

Here were the brief team results from today's Duke High School Celebrity Shootout at Duke University in Durham, NC: 1. Raleigh Charter (A) 2. Chapel Hill 3. Raleigh Charter (B) 4. North Carolina School of Science & Math 5. Salisbury The individual playoff results were: 1. Will Schultz (Raleigh Chart...
by pakman044
Sun Oct 10, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Post move?
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Post move?

The post, http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewto ... 6236#16236 , I am considering to move from Theory to Misc HSQB because it advertises selling packets for money (although it is on topic with the thread). Advice?

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sun Sep 05, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "Flash Point" is looking for a few good tournament
Replies: 0
Views: 1542

"Flash Point" is looking for a few good tournament

MODERATOR: Please move this if it is in the wrong forum. The "Flash Point", a quasi-monthly newsletter that is made for the North Carolina Academic Team Association ( NCATA ), needs your help with finding competitions. This year, I am going to list competitions for states bordering North Carolina i...
by pakman044
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44583

Well, I just did a little looking and found the following (below). There's a chance that I could be off by a couple numbers, but in general these were the numbers: Year Teams Prelim Playoffs Overall 2003 27 22 21 19 2002 40 29 -- -- 2001 22 13* 12 11 *I couldn't find prelim ppg, so I extrapolated it...
by pakman044
Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44583

Probably because you had Office XP; I bought Office 2002 *just* before Office XP came out. I guess it's a good thing too...I shudder when you have to have plugins to view something like that.

PK
by pakman044
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44583

I have completed transferring it to an easier to read HTML file. It is still based on Excel, but you will not have to download any plugins to view it.

It is located at http://www4.ncsu.edu/~paking/statistics2004.htm .

Patrick King
by pakman044
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace Nationals Results
Replies: 62
Views: 44583

For those of you who do not want to install the plugin, or can't download the 2MB file very easily, I am in the process of porting it to HTML (which I should be able to finish tonight, assuming my computer does not crash multiple times).

Patrick King
by pakman044
Tue May 11, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Best Team in the Mid-Atlantic Region in 2003-04
Replies: 5
Views: 4956

Yeah it's slightly unusual to put us in a group with New York and New Jersey. I think Duke may have competed in that area of the country, but I doubt anyone else in the state has (although I don't know off the top of my head at the moment).

Patrick King
by pakman044
Sun Apr 25, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new tournament list is now available
Replies: 44
Views: 26670

If you post 2 tournaments, it appears that if they have the exact same name, the results from the first tournament is that of the second (e.g., Right Triangle Open in 2003 and the soon to come Right Triangle Open in 2004).

Patrick King
by pakman044
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Idea??
Replies: 18
Views: 11680

You'd probably need more questions than NAQT actually produces during an entire year. But gee would that be a war of attrition.

Patrick King