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by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Oct. 23rd, 2010)

Registration is now open. Please e-mail me at [email protected] if you are planning to attend.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Oct. 23rd, 2010)

No one has told me that moving this tournament to October 23rd is a bad idea, so I'm gonna go ahead and do that. If there is any objection, please let us know. More information will come this week, and I hope to hear from many teams over the next few months expressing interest.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Jun 04, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

Re: GCAT Interest

What teams would be interested if we made this tournament a higher level difficulty event? We are starting the writing process this summer and need to know what type of teams should be the target. I would love to write an HSNCT level event, albeit without crazy amounts of bad trash questions. You w...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 31, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Know your current events
Replies: 42
Views: 10862

Re: Know your current events

news.bbc.co.uk for global perspective news.google.com for changing stories throughout the day Thanks a bunch! Is the second source any good for US current events? It's okay, but it aggregates a lot of stories that aren't really enduring; there are two "Storm cancels Obama's Memorial Day speech" and...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 31, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65215

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I've been impressed with Adair County this year, and expected them to do well. But I (nor anybody else I believe) could have anticipated such a strong playoff run. With Luke Maupin and Jake Leibeck both coming back next year, they should be even better next year.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 31, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Sept. 25th, 2010)

Alright, it looks like the options are:

A) Move the tourney to October 23rd
B) Do this tournament on a Sunday
C) Leave it on September 25th

Right now I prefer option A, but I want to leave it open to discussion for a little bit before making that decision.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 31, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Know your current events
Replies: 42
Views: 10862

Re: Know your current events

Some observations and conclusions to chew on: Current events is a category in every form of high school quizbowl; at least, if that is taken to mean NAQT, PACE, and HSAPQ. If it's excluded from a few locally written invitationals, than those invitationals are doing a disservice to participating tea...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 31, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Sept. 25th, 2010)

October 23rd is open at the moment I think, but if someone else is planning a tournament that day we don't want to snatch their date.

Another possiblity would be to host this tournament on Sunday, September 26th. Would that work better for teams?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 30, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Sept. 25th, 2010)

Hey, I'm hearing that the KAAC Coaches Conference may be the same weekend as this? Would that be much of a problem for teams?
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 19, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19768

Re: Super Smart Brothers Brawl (duPont Manual Tourney Interest)

My suggestion would be to fold Geography into the 2/2 Social Science, and bump Fine Arts up to 3/3.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 19, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAC schedule/discussion 2010
Replies: 68
Views: 10902

Re: NAC schedule/discussion 2010

Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:I would probably rather experience my house being burned down.
Future :chip: question: "Charlie Dees is like Anne Bradstreet. Why?"
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri May 14, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65215

Re: Kentucky 09-10

To help stimulate some discussion, here's the list of KY teams attending nationals: At HSNCT: Adair County Danville Dunbar A Dunbar B Grayson County Manual Russell Simon Kenton At NSC: Danville Dunbar A Dunbar B Johnson Central (which the PACE website amusingly lists as being located in Pikeville) M...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue May 11, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5744

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

I know that Charlie is extremely slow in getting statistics up, but does anyone have individual and team tops from the tournament? Off the top of my head, I think (I may not be 100% correct on everything) Florida State won Division I, Chattanooga won Division II and USF Open was the top open team t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue May 11, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11816

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Well I tend to think it still holds importance despite it's flaws, but that's just my opinion and I think you bring up some valid points for yours. I have tried to forget Ernie Fletcher's time in office (my mother goes into screaming fits of rage anytime I mention his name, although for other things...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 10, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11816

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

Just out of curiosity, does the state championship have some sort of prize or prize money? Or is winning more of a bragging rights thing? No prize money. Nothing really to "brag" about. So people make it a big deal... just 'cause? You get a giant trophy, the Governor is usually the leading presente...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 10, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11816

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I just wanted to post here that I did receive an official bid from Kentucky for an NASAT team and approved it so that the ball can get rolling on other things. This team is not set in stone until the official registration form comes in, if one from Kentucky comes in. Well it's probably the best tea...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 10, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5744

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

WKU would like to thank UTC for an enjoyable tournament, it was a good way for us to end our first season. We're considering coming back for the HSNCT mirror (we haven't made a decision yet though, it's just something that sounded fun) and hopefully we'll make it back to Chattanooga for a tournament...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 10, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11816

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

The problem with suggesting kids send in a bid is that sending a team requires a decent amount of money, which a group of kids would probably not be able/willing to provide. That is true. If there were 4 starters and 2 alternates, then between the $500 entry fee, hotel rooms for one night, and food...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 09, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11816

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

We could have still had a team. All that would have had to happen was a group of players send a bid to HSAPQ. They didn't even have to be the best team, just be the best group to submit a bid. Obviously though, Kentucky wants to field our best team. So next year when there is a tryout, the quizbowl ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 09, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)
Replies: 11
Views: 2040

Re: Tiger Academic Challenge II at Clemson (4/24/10)

I also doubt that Dorman B heard 70 bonuses against Crescent.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun May 09, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Buzzerfest discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 7222

Re: Buzzerfest discussion

Was Moon Pie the last mirror of this?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat May 08, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 21990

Re: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT

Well, I personally think the quizbowl community shouldn't be hosting events in South Carolina for the same reason that the NCAA won't go there...but that's a really touchy discussion to get into. Besides, neither city mentioned has the transportation resources to meet what the quizbowl community nee...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri May 07, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7873

Re: Getting Good at History

I forgot about a couple websites I've used for classes before, which feature a lot of information on US Presidents and Roman Emperors respectively:

http://millercenter.org/academic/americanpresident

http://www.roman-emperors.org/
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri May 07, 2010 12:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7873

Re: Getting Good at History

Hmm... So let me get this straight. Usually, the best way to learn history is to read into specific time periods? For the most part, yes. This is especially the case in regards to American history. The United States' has been around for a relatively short amount of time (and we as Americans are goi...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu May 06, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5744

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

WKU will be staying overnight in Chattanooga tomorrow night. I sent an e-mail to Charlie last night asking if we needed to know anything else about the tournament, but I haven't got a response yet.

EDIT: Just got a response. The field is small, but it seems like the event is indeed taking place.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed May 05, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7873

Re: Getting Good at History

Read textbooks (lower level college textbooks tend to be helpful), biographies, almanacs, and encyclopedias. Also, Wikipedia can be very useful as long as you make sure you watch for errors. Other than that, just make sure you keep track of history questions in practice and games and remember the cl...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue May 04, 2010 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 21989

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

Our tournament is currently schedule for the same day as the Rowdy Raider, so we are going to reschedule. As of now, our tournament will be on November 13th. Does this work for everyone? We could possibly try the 20th, but that is the day of the U of L-WVU game and the campus will be crazy. All the...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 03, 2010 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57154

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Speaking of hotels in Nashville, the Opryland Hotel (which is nice to tour, although too expensive to stay in IMO) is dealing with some serious flood issues right now and may not be fully re-opened for several months.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon May 03, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5744

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

Could we get a field update? Also, what are the best options for parking?
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (Sept. 25th, 2010)

The plan right now is to use whatever question provider Danville doesn't use if they hold their season opener again.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13257

Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

The Western Kentucky University Academic Competition Club is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Hilltopper Invitational, an academic tournament being held on October 23rd in Bowling Green, KY. We hope to see many teams from around the state of Kentucky attend, and since we are so close ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 125938

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

Well I proposed the idea of WKU hosting a mirror of HFT to my teammates, but they rejected the idea outright. Anyway, good luck with your tournament.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65215

Re: Kentucky 09-10

You're in luck Scott, because WKU decided that September 25th was by far the best date for us. This means that we'll probably be using either an NAQT or HSAPQ set. I'm open to any other suggestions from the community as well.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5744

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

I sent an e-mail to UTC the other day, but I figured I'd go ahead and post in this thread as well:

WKU will be there with 1 team.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65215

Re: Kentucky 09-10

In the next couple days (maybe even tonight), I hope to set a tentative date for WKU to host our tournament this fall. Question-wise, we are considering either using an NAQT set or mirroring another tournament. That decision will largely depend on what date we choose. I would love to have input from...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 125938

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)

Will this tournament be available for mirrors again this year?
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheapest Way to get to HSNCT from Really Far Away?
Replies: 20
Views: 3566

Re: Cheapest Way to get to HSNCT from Really Far Away?

According to Google Maps it takes about 9 days 7 hours on foot. I'd give it a few extra days to account for rest, leave somewhere around the May 14th. If that doesn't work, it's looking like roundtrip Amtrak (and the trips are about 24 hours long apparently) is going to run you roughly 200 bucks per...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Spring KMO Results Thread
Replies: 10
Views: 2164

Re: Spring KMO Results Thread

:party:
Kentucky stays out a bottom 10 list pertaining to education...it must be some kind of a first!

On a more relavant note, I'm glad to see the Gatton Academy (the Kentucky Academy of Math and Science that is hosted by WKU) snag the top spot among Kentucky schools, and finish #115 overall.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence
Replies: 63
Views: 14780

Re: 2010 National Tournament of Academic Excellence

It's really not hard to make friends at quizbowl tournaments. While it's true that most quizbowlers aren't social butterflies, most are generally approachable and easy to get along with. You don't need to be at Disney World to meet people.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65215

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Just to put this out there:

I personally want to run the tournament as a mirror of something else, possibly something like Harvard Fall Tournament. However, that is just my personal opinion and doesn't neccessarily reflect the decision that will be made.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65215

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Rather than start a millionth thread about tournament interest, I'm just going to do it here: WKU is planning to host a High School tournament this fall. It will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 16-24 teams (more if we get the staffers) and will be on pyramidal questions. Whether we use NAQT, HSA...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GCAT Interest
Replies: 34
Views: 3940

Re: GCAT Interest

I would actually suggest a later date in the season. The only tourney in Kentucky after State this year was KY NAQT, so there is definitely room for more in that time period. Anyway, I'll be there to moderate/TD/stat slave/whatever you all end up telling me to do.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Apr 19, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th
Replies: 47
Views: 5619

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th

9 out of the top 10 scorers from this tournament are coming back next year.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th
Replies: 47
Views: 5619

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th

Matt Church said he would post them in a few days. As far as prelims, I had 90 ppg (very surprised and happy) and the questions seemed pretty easy. The second pool was (NPO): Manual B Manual C Danville Simon Kenton Some other team (Dunbar B?) Edmonson also put up high stats, but was beaten by Russe...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 15, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9447

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

Since a lot of people are worried about things being so recent that it doesn't take much effort to acquire knowledge about them, should we have a time criteria for what cultural topics can be asked about? If so, when should we deem something too recent to be evaluated and therefore asked about?
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9447

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

If you can't understand that Coltrane and Black Sabbath operate on drastically different levels, I don't know what to tell you. This has nothing to do with age, as questions on later jazz musicians or modern composers indicate. I agree that Black Sabbath is nowhere near the level of Coltrane, but d...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9447

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

If you can't understand that Coltrane and Black Sabbath operate on drastically different levels, I don't know what to tell you. This has nothing to do with age, as questions on later jazz musicians or modern composers indicate. I agree that Black Sabbath is nowhere near the level of Coltrane, but d...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th
Replies: 47
Views: 5619

Re: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th

^Geofrey Crow is pretty decent at NAQT from what I remember, so don't be surprised if PRP does better than that. Russell and Ballard may be a bit too low as well.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9447

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

Bad questions are bad, including on pop culture. Good questions are good, including on pop culture. What we need to do is get rid of the crap and start laying down some real parameters on what is and isn't important enough to be asked about. Writers should avoid the the tempation to write about back...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010
Replies: 31
Views: 5744

Re: Moon Pie Classic at UT-Chattanooga 5/8/2010

WKU is hoping to send 1-2 teams to this, depending on funding.