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by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Trash in National Tournaments... Again
Replies: 81
Views: 9436

Re: Trash in National Tournaments... Again

3. Trash can be academic. Rebuttal: I concede this point. Some things we consider "trash" are academic. Things like classic movies and music do venture into the land of the academic. There's a solution to this though. Most of these things would fit into the fine arts category. So, instead of having...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

We're now only 8 days away from Kentucky NAQT, and the field is looking strong. Any predictions?

Mine are:

1. Dunbar A
2. Manual A
3. Dunbar B
4. Manual B
5. Adair County A
6. Russell
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38382

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Grayson County has gone 2 for 2 on wildcard bids the last couple years, and we've never really had an amazing resume or anything. Just being a solid contender seems to be enough.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky NAQT State Championship at U of L, April 17th
Replies: 47
Views: 5615

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

Church51907 wrote: I am almost positive that Russell qualified at the Rowdy Raider.
You are correct, Russell did indeed qualify at Rowdy Raider.
http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=2976
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27
Replies: 19
Views: 2227

Re: Virginia NAQT State Championship at UVA 3/27

March Madness, quizbowl style...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A True National Format
Replies: 26
Views: 3506

Re: A True National Format

I like the idea of having more than 20 tossups in a game, primarily to allow for us to have a more flexible distribution. Having 20 questions set in stone means that often times something is going to get left out or under represented. Maybe 13 question halves would be the best (I'd love 15, but the ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE
Replies: 47
Views: 7493

Re: Blue Hen XII (3/20/10) Newark, DE

mpellegrini wrote:
2. Caesar Rodney A
3. Grand Theft Charter
Congratulations to Caesar Rodney.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 21953

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

If my limited knowledge of Pacific Northwest weather patterns is correct, then it's actually pretty dry in the summertime. It just rains nearly every day for the rest of the year.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

http://web.moqba.org/ That's the website for the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, a good look into what such an organization would be like. What I like so much about their organization is that they don't actually set up and run a bunch of their own tournaments, but they endorse certain events that fit t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I'm not sure if there is anyone who produces pyramidal questions in a Governor's Cup format right now. It would be nice to know if there is someone who does, and if there isn't it would be wonderful is some people committed to good quizbowl in Kentucky were able to start producing questions for use ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: List places you'd like to see the 2011 HSNCT
Replies: 127
Views: 21953

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

Bowling Green only has one Dairy Queen but since we have like 5 Sonics we make up for it and should hold HSNCT at the Holiday Inn here.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5462

Re: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10

Well, we won't be going to this. Good luck to the teams who do.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Coach K wrote:Isn't Lexington more central than Louisville?
If you go by north-south, then Lexington is more central. If you go by east-west, then Louisville is more central. It's not a huge difference either way.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Well, so ends the era of Governor's Cup being held in Louisville. KAAC has moved it to Lexington for at least the next 2 years, a decision I'm not sure that I like.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5830

Re: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?

As Matt just said, it is still Chip's organization. Everyone knows the problems that Chip's organization has had in the past (and obviously Fred's evidence points out that they still have those problems) and even if some changes have been made, QU still remains a company with a long history of ethic...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?
Replies: 43
Views: 5830

Re: Moving NAC back towards legitimacy?

Wow, word for word too. :chip: is worse at plagiarism than high school students.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11773

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

The only time that all of the best players in Kentucky will be in one place all year is the weekend of the State tournament. Even if there is a tryout at Danville on another weekend, it's likely that a lot of students (including some from teams whose coaches objected) will not be able to make it bec...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11773

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

How in the heck would this tryout hurt a team's chances of doing well at State?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)
Replies: 40
Views: 13302

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)

This was a fun event for WKU's debut in collegiate quizbowl. Thanks to WUSTL for putting on a good event and congrats to Missouri and the Geckos for playing great today.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)
Replies: 10
Views: 2727

Re: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)

Ah shit double post.

Edit: To make something constructive out of this post, let me say that LASA has been very impressive this year.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)
Replies: 10
Views: 2727

Re: ACF Regionals Texas (2/21/10)

I never knew that Fall Out Boy was that good at quizbowl. The Mamas and the Papas still had better music though.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38382

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Last year we flew in on Friday morning and used the afternoon/early evening to go to Navy Pier. There is also a movie theater within walking distance of the hotel if you're looking for some sort of leisure activity on Saturday night. Of course, a history side event sounds like it would be more fun I...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)
Replies: 86
Views: 20628

Re: Matt Cvijanovich Memorial Novice Tournament (3/6/10)

Dan-Don wrote:Dan Donohue Center for Women Who Can't Coach Good and Want Their Teams to Suffer Too
Oh wow... :lol:
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

We're all used to questions about the protestant reformation and such, but this was really pushing it. The Avignon Papacy is a major event in Church history, and helped contribute to the political and religious climate that spawned the Reformation. It's routinely taught in both high school and lowe...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Or we could just do away with the terrible single elimination and figure out a better format.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Buzzer
Replies: 53
Views: 19070

Re: Buzzer

I endorse the Anderson as well. Grayson County has one that is over a decade old and still works fine. It would work even better if we had treated it better over the years.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:20 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The new IESA rule 7-1-4e thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1137

Re: The new IESA rule 7-1-4e thread

In Kentucky we're supposed to confiscate any phone that goes off during a match. If a student actually uses the phone in some way, then that team has to forfeit the match. I'm not sure how I feel about the rule really, but it seems a bit harsh. It technically applies to pagers too, but I highly doub...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

The questions (outside of the mathcomp) are longer than two lines, unless KAAC has decided to regress between Region and State. They certainly aren't HSAPQ, but they have enough pyramidality that I think Dunbar will still do well.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I didn't see Apollo in the Pools. Did they lose in their Region? I remember they had some really good players on JV last year and they played us close. They also had some high test scores this year, from what I remember. Apollo certainly had a good team this year, but they ended up finishing fourth...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)
Replies: 40
Views: 13302

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)

Are there any updates on the field, times, etc? See above for the current field list. Details of place and time will come out after practice on Wednesday night or when school administration responds yo John's request for rooms for the event. That said, expect a 9:00 start and a small number of roun...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I haven't been able to find much of anything on Shelby County or Breathitt County, but I do know that Campbell County (the other team in Grayson's pool) is usually formidable and seems to be the best Northern Kentucky team this year. Does anyone know about KCD this year? I noticed they play Johnson ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)
Replies: 40
Views: 13302

Re: ACF Regionals Mid-America at WUStL (2/27/10)

Are there any updates on the field, times, etc?
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 22, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Blowouts and How to Learn from Them
Replies: 10
Views: 3051

Re: Blowouts and How to Learn from Them

I've been on both ends of blowouts, albeit more frequently on the losing end. The best advice I can give to a team who finds themselves on the bad end of blowout is to use it as motivation. Ask yourself what you need to do to get better, and also encourage teammates to do the same. If you work on im...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team
Replies: 104
Views: 11773

Re: Kentucky HSAPQ All-star Team

I endorse the idea of having all the players in the same room. It will take less space, won't take as much time, and is much simpler. We can have a scorekeeper measure each category, and then take the best specialist in each of the big 3 categories. Also, the 4th player taken should be the one who b...
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10
Replies: 34
Views: 5462

Re: University of Alabama: MUT Mirror - 3/27/10

If we scrape together some funding (either from SGA and/or my bank account) WKU will be bringing 1 team to this.
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 228
Views: 38382

Re: 2010 NAQT HSNCT

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Also i would like to see a list of the registered teams for the tournament, if possible.
http://naqt.com/hsnct/2010/field.html
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

There's an issue with time as well. I believe the bids are due in by March 17th, which means there is limited time to work with. These are the weekends between now and then: 2/20: Governor's Cup Regionals 2/27: 3/6: Dunbar Tournament 3/13: State is that weekend The 27th seems like it would be the be...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

I'd say that you'll need a team of specialists, with one each in the big 3 subjects.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

powerplant wrote:Centre would be interested in hosting a tryout tournament for team Kentucky, and then appoint a coach by voting, probably.
I'd be willing to help with this in any way (moderating, etc.) you all need me to.
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky 09-10
Replies: 457
Views: 65152

Re: Kentucky 09-10

Well, the detailed plan I suggested a couple months ago wouldn't work on short notice, but I do think the state can get together a team. Of course, it will have to be a group of players who get together and submit the bid themselves. Most likely it will be consortium of players from Manual and Dunba...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: History
Replies: 34
Views: 4237

Re: History

The only one that I thought was odd was that "invading France" one. I negged with "beach invasion" after the different D-Day beaches were named, although I should have known better.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: Midwest Academic Questions
Replies: 67
Views: 22266

Re: Midwest Academic Questions

If I were to convince some people to help me run a state-level tournament for JV High School teams in Kentucky, would you all be willing to write for us? Right now the only JV events in the state are quick recall events, most of which are even worse than normal quick recall.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

I look forward to being at any college events you all host, only next time with WKU people. I'm sure that Grayson County will also be looking forward to being at any high school tourneys you all host as well. Congrats on a tournament well run.


Edit(s): I'm bad at the internet.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5764

Re: General Discussion

Where was the powermark on the Offspring tossup? 8. This band notes that “free rides just don’t come along every day” in a song that was heavily inspired by the Beatles’ “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da." The subject of another song by this band “talks about closure and that validation bit," to which their sing...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5764

Re: General Discussion

Where was the powermark on the Offspring tossup?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 5764

Re: General Discussion

I liked the set, even if I didn't have much success on it. Considering I have no collegiate experience to compare it with, I can't really say how good it was in the context of other sets. But my gut reaction to it was that it was pretty good. Difficult to me, but obviously not too difficult for thos...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 14, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57103

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Question: If KAAC does not field a team to represent Kentucky (it seems like right now they are only sending a team to Panasonic), does that mean we can just combine a few of the best players from the state and play as Team Kentucky? Kentucky definitely needs a team there, especially considering th...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010
Replies: 161
Views: 57103

Re: HSAPQ National All Star Academic Tournament in 2010

Question: If KAAC does not field a team to represent Kentucky (it seems like right now they are only sending a team to Panasonic), does that mean we can just combine a few of the best players from the state and play as Team Kentucky? Kentucky definitely needs a team there, especially considering th...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

What time should this thing (side events and all) be over?
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010
Replies: 57
Views: 8841

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Centre T-Party Mirror 2/13/2010

Since Dowell and Rachel are still sophomores, playing this tournament would mean they'd need to write packets for ACF Fall their senior year. If this does apply to high schoolers, I'm still not sure that's such a bad thing. I'd have to think that having writing experience before college would be a ...