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by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 37232

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Would there be any effort to perhaps lower the difficulty level (if the set is as hard as people say) before later mirrors? I do not believe that it is harder than Delta Burke both Richard Montgomery and St. Anselm's were at both QuAC and GSAC and their ppb went up at GSAC, although for purposes of...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Huang wrote:Who will be writing these questions?
http://kaac.com/QuestionWriting/questionwriting.html

Seems to be something resembling open submission.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

1. Toss ups and bonuses will be paired (but from different categories: i.e. Language Arts toss up WILL NOT have a Language Arts bonus). This doesn’t seem like a bad idea. It'll be more writing for the KAAC people, but if they want to go through it I can't see it hurting the game any. 2. The number ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 05, 2010 3:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

Could someone provide a more thorough explanation of the format change for 2011-12. I think they're going to change to something closer to standard quizbowl practices but I was wondering how close. Will the bonuses still just be one question, or will three part bonuses come into play? How many quest...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors
Replies: 68
Views: 37232

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Would there be any effort to perhaps lower the difficulty level (if the set is as hard as people say) before later mirrors?
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Culver (IN) Jan. 29, 2011 Varsity and Frosh/Soph Tourneys
Replies: 30
Views: 7030

Re: Culver (IN) Jan. 29, 2011 Varsity and Frosh/Soph Tourneys

SoLegit12 wrote:
Hilltopper22 wrote:
SoLegit12 wrote:Penn Bowl would be sweet
Isn't this the same day as Governor's Cup District?
I care about Governor's Cup because?
I was actually thinking more along the lines of the Manual team as a whole. I take it that you all are planning to divide your teams between this and GovCup?
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Culver (IN) Jan. 29, 2011 Varsity and Frosh/Soph Tourneys
Replies: 30
Views: 7030

Re: Culver (IN) Jan. 29, 2011 Varsity and Frosh/Soph Tourneys

SoLegit12 wrote:Penn Bowl would be sweet
Isn't this the same day as Governor's Cup District?
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 13199

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

To be completely honest, I'm a little frustrated when people (and this is a general trend not just the situation we're talking about here) are very insistent on teams traveling large distances (therefore costing them more money) to play quizbowl because they want to have giant fields with a bunch of...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 13199

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

I guess so, but wouldn't the top KY teams want to play against the top OH teams? I think it would be great for top KY teams to play top OH teams, although the date that your tournament is on is the same weekend Dunbar traditionally hosts their Spring tournament. Even if they use another date, I'm n...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 13199

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

I thought I made this clear to Nick before. I want the southwestern Ohio teams to go to Case to play PSAT. Also, since PSAT is pretty late in the school year, I was hoping for some other midwestern states to be represented at Case. I offered a couple months ago to let Manual have the set (I would h...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: University of Louisville Academic Challenge
Replies: 94
Views: 22430

Re: University of Louisville Academic Challenge

Was there any data for points per bonus? How about individual stats?
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar
Replies: 48
Views: 13199

Re: Southeast Quizbowl Tournament Calendar

One minor correction is that the set we're using for our tournament is abbreviated GSAC instead of GSCA. As for Kentucky tournaments, I think Danville is hosting an NAQT tournament on April 30th. Dunbar will probably host its usual spring tournament, although you'd have to ask them for more specific...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 17, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful
Replies: 14
Views: 2951

Re: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful

I'm not entirely sure how cheap the current edition of this book is (it was a gift), but The American Presidents: Biographies of Our Chief Executives by David C. Whitney and Robin Vaughn Whitney is a pretty good book if you're looking to get some knowledge about the Presidency. Expanding on what Mik...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: British ACF Fall @ Oxford, 20/11/10
Replies: 33
Views: 6992

Re: British ACF Fall @ Oxford, 20/11/10

Hell, I'm excited when 8 people show up to practice. I couldn't imagine having 29 people go to a tournament.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 10289

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

Not enough people are interested, so WKU won't be going to this.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Historical works question
Replies: 13
Views: 1620

Re: Historical works question

I think historical works like this could be worked into a packet, but would probably fit better as bonus parts rather than a tossup.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 23049

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

And Conder, I'd have to disagree that theres enough of Fall level tournaments. Even you said personally you were challenged by this ACF Fall. If you got to decide what the next tournament was in the college circuit schedule- would it be another ACF Fall kind of tournament or would it be something h...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Discussion
Replies: 156
Views: 23049

Re: ACF Fall Discussion

With regards to Andrew's point: it seems evident that ACF Fall is a huge success and draws a significantly bigger crowd than most other college circuit tournaments- my question then is: why is there only one? Fall seems to provide good questions to all range of high school and college teams (minus ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th
Replies: 50
Views: 10289

Re: THUNDER II at UIUC December 4th

There's a possibility of a WKU team coming to this, but this depends on transportation/if enough people are interested.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 8009

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

Funniest thing about the stats is that the Average Points For and Average Points Against for WKU is equal. I find that quite hilarious and I've never seen that before. I could be mistaken, but I think those stats may be a bit off because our game against NE Alabama was input as a 10-0 win rather th...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 8009

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

Here are the results for this one: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org=UniversityOfAlabama&id=9&page=standings Once again, thanks everybody for coming, and we hope you enjoyed it! Is the way teams are listed here the correct order of finish? Edit: Also, why were the morning brackets so unbalance...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

We've decided to mirror GSAC on March 26th, as we host the first annual College Heights Academic Tournament. Here's our tournament thread: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10756
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)
Replies: 37
Views: 16730

College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU (3/26/11)

The WKU Academic Competition Club will be hosting the first annual College Heights Academic Tournament (CHAT) on March 26th, 2011. This will be a tournament aimed at academic teams in Kentucky and Tennessee, although we'll welcome any team who wants to come here to play and hasn't seen the questions...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

March 19th would actually knock our stats guy out of helping, so March 26th is the date we're looking at as the best case scenario. It would be late enough that we (fingers crossed) would avoid most weather problems, and would also avoid test dates, most major competitions, and Spring Break. I have ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Final stats are up via NAQT:

http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... playoffs=1

The top 3 finishers (Ezell Harding A, Dunbar A, and Dunbar B) qualified for HSNCT, while I've been informed by PACE that the top 2 qualified for NSC.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I've thought about this a bit more and the best date for us would most likely be March 19th, which is the weekend right after KAAC State. How does everyone feel about this?
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10
Replies: 22
Views: 4443

Re: Vanderbilt ABC XL: 10/29 and 10/30/10

Are there results and/or stats from this?
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 8009

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

We're looking forward to this tournament, although we'll unfortunately only have 1 team instead of 2.
by Rococo A Go Go
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

I'll talk to the rest of the team tomorrow and see what they think about a PSAT mirror, and if everyone is OK with that then I'll e-mail Aidan and see if we can put in a bid. As for a date, that will take a little bit longer to decide. February 12th might draw the most teams, although there are a fe...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

First off, I asked about the BATE set and that won't be possible because a decent number of Kentucky teams will play the set at Chattahoochee in December. We will look for other house-writes to use though. anyone know if Grayson County is still planning on hosting a tournament Last I heard from Scot...
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Kentucky '10-'11
Replies: 128
Views: 23728

Re: Kentucky '10-'11

WKU is planning on hosting a tournament next semester. The most likely dates are Feb. 12th or March 27th, and we're looking at mirroring a house-written set (possibly BATE) for questions. Does that interest any teams?
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

I would like to make a note of one thing: Adair County B left after the prelims, thus forfeiting the rest of their matches. They did not actually lose by hundreds of points to each of the teams of their pool, as the stats indicate. However I did tell teams they could play the packet when another tea...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

maged wrote:Any possibility you could send the set to us?
I think so. I'll send you an e-mail later this week once I get a copy of the set together, and we'll talk about where to send it and everything.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/20/2010
Replies: 11
Views: 2009

Re: Tri-State Academic Challenge (KY/OH/WV) 11/10/2010

I'd like to recommend to teams in the area that they not go to this. UofL already has a perfectly wonderful tournament on that day (although the field may be full) but anyone who isn't going to that would be better served staying at home than going to this. This is a :chip: tournament that will like...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

As mentioned up thread, the champion of the first ever Hilltopper Invitational was Ezell Harding A, with Dunbars A, B, and C taking spots 2-4. Ezell Harding A, Dunbar A, and Dunbar B ended up in a three way tie after the playoff bracket, and the tie was broken by points per bonus. Ideally we'd liked...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Quick Results:

1. Ezell Harding A
2. Dunbar A
3. Dunbar B
4. Dunbar C

I'll have a more complete rundown either tonight or tomorrow, and our stats guy will have stats posted either tonight or tomorrow as well.
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Recent drops have left us with a 16 team field. This means that the prelims will feature 2 pools of 8 (round-robin), and in the playoffs we'll rebracket into 4 pools of 4. This means every team should get 10 games. Registration will run from 8:30 until 9:00 AM Central time, and we hope to start the ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 8009

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

WKU's club can be contacted by e-mailing me at [email protected]
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Wording in Questions
Replies: 49
Views: 6064

Re: Wording in Questions

The word "notably" is reaching the status of the words "polity" and "titular" in regards to being used a lot in Quizbowl. I wonder if all three of those words have ever appeared in the same question?
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Field

Adair County B
Brentwood Academy (TN)
Drallab
Dunbar A
Dunbar B
Dunbar C
Edmonson County
Ezell-Harding A (TN)
Ezell-Harding B (TN)
Ezell-Harding C (TN)
Madisonville-North Hopkins
Marshall County
Woodford County A
Woodford County B
Woodford County C
Woodford County D

As of 4 PM on 10/22
by Rococo A Go Go
Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

The (slightly edited) logistical e-mail I sent out to coaches: Coaches, First, what we need from you: If you end up not coming or are bringing fewer teams, tell us ASAP. Also, read the lunch arrangements and get back to us ASAP on how many people will be eating lunch. Here’s 12 important logistical ...
by Rococo A Go Go
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Manual can't make it on Saturday, so there is one spot left in the field.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

As far as I can tell, the field at the moment is this: Field Adair County B Apollo Brentwood Academy (TN) Bowling Green Drallab Dunbar A Dunbar B Dunbar C Edmonson County Ezell-Harding A (TN) Ezell-Harding B (TN) Ezell-Harding C (TN) Madisonville-North Hopkins Marshall County Owensboro Woodford Coun...
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 10, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Charity Tournament Possibility
Replies: 19
Views: 2407

Re: Charity Tournament Possibility

I'd be willing to write some history questions for this.

Edit: And if you include current events in the distribution, I could write questions there too.
by Rococo A Go Go
Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Joint enrollment programs
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Re: Joint enrollment programs

We have a program that sounds similar to what you're discussing here in Kentucky, the Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science which is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University. It draws 11th and 12th grade students from schools all across the state for a dual-enrollment program where t...
by Rococo A Go Go
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)
Replies: 27
Views: 8009

Re: ACF Fall South at Alabama (11/6/2010)

We're planning to come to this with 1 or 2 teams.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

mkanu wrote:Um... Manual would like to be there with a greater than 1 number of teams, maybe even 4. That is if the field is expanded/people drop...
I'll put 3 teams on the waitlist for you all.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

Well, we were hoping to expand this to 24, but we weren't going to get the rooms to do that smoothly, and some parking issues (which I will explain in the next couple weeks) made us decided that staying at 20 teams was the best idea. I can start a waiting list for teams who still want to come but ha...
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)
Replies: 60
Views: 13685

Re: Hilltopper Invitational (10/23/2010)

The field is tentatively full. I'm hoping to expand it to 24 pretty soon based on room and staffers. This is as good a time as any to beg for staffers. Please e-mail if you can come, because our club isn't all that big and we're gonna need some outside help if we want to pull this off.
by Rococo A Go Go
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Eligibility
Replies: 39
Views: 6357

Re: Eligibility

Keeping good players out of EFT isn't going to make it easier for new and lower level teams (like mine) to get better. All but the top tier of players are going to get crushed in collegiate quizbowl at some point, and delaying that from September to December really doesn't make that much of a differ...