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by GBRodgers12
Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Celina has been added to the field - still plenty of spots left, please register soon if you are interested!

And Fisher Catholic has now also been added to the field.
by GBRodgers12
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Henry Clay from Kentucky has just been added to the field
by GBRodgers12
Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Two teams from St. Charles added this afternoon. Plenty of room left - please get registration information to me soon!
by GBRodgers12
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Loveland registered yesterday, putting us at 9 teams. Plenty of spots left!
by GBRodgers12
Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FKT 2013 Seeking Mirrors (Novice Difficulty)
Replies: 0
Views: 774

FKT 2013 Seeking Mirrors (Novice Difficulty)

The fifth iteration of the Fall Kickoff Tournament tournament is seeking mirrors for Fall/Winter of 2013. FKT is written by coaches and former players from around the state of Ohio and is intended to be a set for novice level players. Previous years' questions are posted at http://quizbowlpackets.co...
by GBRodgers12
Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BMI3 at Bloomington HS on January 26, 13 (Bloomington, IL)
Replies: 13
Views: 4383

Re: BMI3 at Bloomington HS on January 26, 13 (Bloomington, IL)

Sidney would like to bring one team. I will get the registration form filled out and e-mailed in and the requisition for the check filled out this afternoon.

Edit: School being difficult about out of state travel - not looking good :sad:
by GBRodgers12
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

This tournament has been gold certified by PACE, meaning that the top 20% (8 teams) will qualify for the PACE NSC!
by GBRodgers12
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Thankfully the problems with the high school have been resolved and we are a full go for April 13th! Looking forward to a great tournament
by GBRodgers12
Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Nevermind - things are back to normal and tournament is a go!
by GBRodgers12
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Re: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

Field Update as of 4/11/13

Benjamin Logan (2)
Celina (2)
Dunbar (KY) (1)
Fisher Catholic (1)
Lakota West (2)
Loveland (1)
Northmont (3)
Sidney (2)
St. Charles (2)
Sycamore (1)
Tippecanoe (1)
by GBRodgers12
Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)
Replies: 16
Views: 7355

Yellow Jacket Invitational @ Sidney HS (Sidney, OH, 4/13/13)

The Sidney Academia Team will be hosting the first annual Yellow Jacket Invitational on Saturday, April 13th, 2013. The tournament will be a mirror of this year's LIST set produced by Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Last year's list set was very accessible and definitely one of the best sets of th...
by GBRodgers12
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 76939

Re: Quizbowl Central

I feel like you guys didn't even try to find a solution. What it seems like is happening is that it searches each word in the query individually. How do you solve this? Search just the most prominent word. For example, "As I Lay Dying" gives almost 5000 results. If you search "Dying," you get 12. S...
by GBRodgers12
Tue Oct 16, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 76939

Re: Quizbowl Central

Does having to ignore some search results really make searching with the database "next to impossible?" When searching Of Mice and Men, over thirty thousand results are returned. When searching As I Lay Dying, almost five thousand are returned. Etc., etc. That does not come down to ignoring a few b...
by GBRodgers12
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quizbowl Central
Replies: 144
Views: 76939

Re: Quizbowl Central

It's working for me now Search is working, but not properly. Searching Arthur Miller comes up with King Arthur, Le Morte d'Arthur, President Arthur, and MacArthur before getting to the original query, which is understandable but annoying. Any word on this? I know people are busy but just wanted to ...
by GBRodgers12
Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Rowdy Raider Invitational - 12/3/11
Replies: 16
Views: 4678

Re: Rowdy Raider Invitational - 12/3/11

Edward Powers wrote:Are there any stats for this to allow some cross-regional comparisons on what is considered a relatively difficult set?
Coming tonight
by GBRodgers12
Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 13886

Re: 2011 NSC Question Set Discussion

The Tommy Thompson one did end up costing us our wild-card game: in a history tossup on politicians from Wisconsin, there was a clue along the lines of "The current Secretary of Health and Human Services is from this state..." Buzz "...Tommy" My answer was along the lines of "What? That doesn't mak...
by GBRodgers12
Fri Apr 15, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 5091

Re: OAC Talk

And yet, two teams will come from the NW and only two of Copley, Olmsted Falls, Solon and St. Ignatius will make it to state. EDIT: Plus I really disagree that "that's just the way things are" are a good excuse for anything. The point being in no way does the current format inhibit the best team fr...
by GBRodgers12
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 5091

Re: OAC Talk

The other side of this is that the field at the actual state tournament gets really diluted by the regional rounds. I would argue that for NE teams it will be as easy to make the semifinals at states as it will be to make it to states. Easier if Northmont and Walnut aren't in the same bracket. So t...
by GBRodgers12
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 5091

Re: OAC Talk

3rd quote - Yes there are distributions for trash/current events in TU/B, however I would be willing to bet considering how many more questions there are in an OAC packet than a TU/B packet, that the trash/current events distribution would be higher in OAC than TU/B. In the OAC tournaments I've bee...
by GBRodgers12
Thu Apr 14, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: OAC Talk
Replies: 41
Views: 5091

Re: On-going season rankings

Yeah, OAC sucks and is meaningless. Better than Chip bowl and TV shows. Fortunately those don't have their own state championship tournaments. What's your point? Bad quizbowl is bad quizbowl. OAC when well written is not bad quizbowl though. I very strongly believe that this year's set will be cons...
by GBRodgers12
Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT charging for old packets
Replies: 33
Views: 9400

Re: NAQT charging for old packets

I spoke to a couple of NAQT folks about a possible solution to this, particularly Chad Kubicek. I personally would be very interested in seeing NAQT make their questions available in digital format, particularly with the ability to cull questions by distribution category, and would be willing to pa...
by GBRodgers12
Wed Jun 23, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT charging for old packets
Replies: 33
Views: 9400

Re: NAQT charging for old packets

I spoke to a couple of NAQT folks about a possible solution to this, particularly Chad Kubicek. I personally would be very interested in seeing NAQT make their questions available in digital format, particularly with the ability to cull questions by distribution category, and would be willing to pa...
by GBRodgers12
Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open: Michigan Location
Replies: 105
Views: 30129

Re: VCU Open: Michigan Location

The plan as of now is for a group of Ohio high school players to come up for the Sunday portion. So, I guess we (me speaking for them) are expressing interest. I would say the odds are near 100% that at least some group of them will be coming.
by GBRodgers12
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:45 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11647

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

Also, trim geography down and/or put a much greater emphasis on world rivers/mountains/bodies of water in the geography category. I agree entirely that NAQT makes American geography too large a percentage of the geography distribution, but are you sure you want tossups on mountains? I have never se...
by GBRodgers12
Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11647

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

4. Also, trim geography down and/or put a much greater emphasis on world rivers/mountains/bodies of water in the geography category. I only have a problem with how many geography questions there are because of their content. I would much rather see a question on rivers/mountain ranges/bodies of wat...
by GBRodgers12
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)
Replies: 34
Views: 5539

Re: Bergen Open Academic Tournament (BOAT) II - 5/8/2010 (NJ)

Has the set peen publicly released yet? If not, I would like to acquire the rights to mirror this tournament. In the mirroring/collaborating for tournaments thread in the discussion section, it appears that this set is still open for mirroring. Yes, that is correct. Jasper is still looking for team...
by GBRodgers12
Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11647

Re: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?

1. I think players should be able to depend on having 2/2 Fine Arts questions in each round. One falling under visual art/architecture and one falling under music. With fine arts being one of the more major categories, it is not treated like it. When I think about up and coming teams studying, they ...
by GBRodgers12
Thu Jun 17, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 ACE
Replies: 28
Views: 5635

Re: 2010 ACE

Apparently some people are unable to access the course list on our website. While we work on figuring out the problem, I'll go ahead and post it here... ACE Quizbowl Camp 2010 Class Offerings Literature I * Literature I Lab ** History I* History I Lab** Science I* Science I Lab** British Literature...
by GBRodgers12
Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 40037

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Secondly, why is so much of the geography American? Isn't a question on Akron biased towards an Ohio team? Or is this insignificant? I'm don't think that this is a problem. It's like saying a toss up on the Great Salt Lake is biased towards a team from the Utah. It happens. I think the important is...
by GBRodgers12
Mon May 31, 2010 3:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread
Replies: 194
Views: 40037

Re: 2010 HSNCT discussion thread

Perhaps future HSNCTs should package--with every packet--two moderator evaluation cards. That would be easier than, at the end of the day, trying to recall specific moderator experiences. The actual length of time it would add to the game would be the time it takes for the moderator to say his or h...
by GBRodgers12
Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash
Replies: 108
Views: 13317

Re: Proposition: Get Rid of Trash

I understand the argument that trash can help bring students to the game and make them feel like they want to stay and keep playing on the team. This is very valid, so having a trash question in each round in A-sets and IS-sets, I can understand. However, I think that it should disappear when we hit...