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by nadph
Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Texas (Feb 18-19)
Replies: 8
Views: 4069

Re: ACF Regionals Texas (Feb 18-19)

EDIT: apparently I was wrong on this, never mind
by nadph
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Bellarmine (David Hu Memorial)
Replies: 23
Views: 4756

Re: BARGE Mirror at Bellarmine (David Hu Memorial)

Sameer and Ankit are both much better at quizbowl than I am. The stats don't do them justice.
by nadph
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Bellarmine (David Hu Memorial)
Replies: 23
Views: 4756

Re: BARGE Mirror at Bellarmine (David Hu Memorial)

Dinosaur Awareness (Jeff Hoppes, Larissa Kelly, and Bruce Lin) defeated Bellarmine in a one-game final to win this tournament. Stats are here.
by nadph
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 14372

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

I'm currently driving home from school for this and will be home in 5-7 minutes; would we be able to postpone the beginning of my team's match to accommodate this?
by nadph
Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here
Replies: 31
Views: 6193

Re: Reminisce about moderator mishaps here

Coelacanth wrote: I was once subjected to the opposite; we were asked about an Australian composer which turned out (I think) to be Mozart.
Quizbowl really needs to stop asking about minor figures like Mozart and concentrate on the real greats like Percy Grainger.
by nadph
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BARGE Mirror at Bellarmine (David Hu Memorial)
Replies: 23
Views: 4756

Re: BARGE Mirror at Bellarmine (David Hu Memorial)

Jeet wrote:I was going to come to this and help staff, unless anyone objects.
That would be awesome, thanks for your help!
by nadph
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Anthropology in high school quizbowl
Replies: 15
Views: 4328

Re: Anthropology in high school quizbowl

If anyone hasn't seen it before, this thread may be relevant.
by nadph
Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Spring 2012 schedule discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 7036

Re: Spring schedule discussion

Quick correction: Bellarmine's BARGE mirror is on the 21st, not the 14th.
by nadph
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 14372

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

Yeah; this packet in particular may be problematic because a video of it can be found here . I am certain I saw this video some time ages ago (long enough that the memory of the exact questions in it escaped my head). I thought I was getting a little too lucky on this packet, and in retrospect it li...
by nadph
Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:43 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: The National History Bee Middle School Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 2681

Re: The National History Bee Middle School Competition

nationalhistorybeeandbowl wrote:Longfellow signed up. Kealing didn't.
Did they sign up for the high school Bowl instead?
by nadph
Sat Dec 17, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4
Replies: 48
Views: 14372

Re: Online Skype Practice League - Round 4

How should I communicate scheduling constraints for this? I am attending class from 4:00-5:30 p.m. PST and 8:00-9:30 p.m. PST and want to make sure I'm not signed up for games at those times.
by nadph
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12
Replies: 86
Views: 33243

Where Will You Be Going to College Next Year? 2011-12

ED and (less relevantly) EN/EA/REA decisions are starting to come out for high schoolers, so I figured this thread should exist. Obviously, as before, grad school/transfer results and the like are still relevant here.
by nadph
Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Greater differentiation at tournaments / problem of brackets
Replies: 22
Views: 6497

Re: Greater differentiation at tournaments / problem of brackets

The way I see it, there are 3 ways around this. Perhaps I'm an idiot, but I couldn't discern what was your third option. I think it was buried in the middle of that second-last paragraph: The other way, though, that I think needs to get used much, much more is to have different divisions at tournam...
by nadph
Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)
Replies: 12
Views: 7633

Re: ACF Regionals 2012 Global Announcement (February 18, 2012)

So, a bunch of high schools and middle schools have signed up for this , which is purportedly using the ACF Regionals set on one of its days. How exactly will this site work? Will teams be expected to submit packets? Will there be separate college-only sites held simultaneously in Texas at this tim...
by nadph
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 89700

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

Hey Fred. I know that the first few Northern California tournaments haven't been that useful for rankings because of a lack of PPB stats FYI, I sent Fred complete stat lines for all of the nationals-qualifiers from these tournaments (required a look through my scoresheet archive to calculate ppb). ...
by nadph
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - Herp Derp
Replies: 255
Views: 89700

Re: On-going Season Rankings V2.0 - where is rhode island

Hey Fred. I know that the first few Northern California tournaments haven't been that useful for rankings because of a lack of PPB stats (this is due to BAAL, which mandates a modified NAQT format in which bonuses are only read after a 15, two consecutive 10s, or tossups 11, 12, 23, and 24 in a roun...
by nadph
Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NorCal discussion '11-'12
Replies: 0
Views: 718

NorCal discussion '11-'12

So, not many players from Northern California use these boards, but hopefully that will change. We've had 4 tournaments so far this year, and teams that have stood out so far include Harker, Escobar, Crystal Springs, and Mills. Other reputedly solid teams (whom I have not personally seen) include Me...
by nadph
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion
Replies: 105
Views: 14780

Re: ACF Fall 2011 Discussion

If what I've heard is correct, George Berry currently is locked out of the quizbowlpackets.com server. Could this perhaps be hosted on the acf-quizbowl website, or the Stanford archive, until George regains his access?
by nadph
Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Possible Prompts
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Possible Prompts

In the Haydn question, you should have accepted Haydn symphonies before you said "twelve pieces." Is this technically okay, given that the question says In the second movement of the first of these musical pieces, ... In the eleventh of these pieces... whereas in the context of Haydn's symphonies t...
by nadph
Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

nadph wrote:Stats are up.
Stats have now been fixed to show playoff brackets (Winners, Consolation 1, Consolation 2). Unfortunately, this means they do not reflect the excellent fact that the brackets for the prelims at this tournament were named "Green" and "Blue."
by nadph
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

Harker A defeated Escobar in the first game of an advantaged final to win this tournament. The top scorer was Max Isenberg from Harker, with something in the neighborhood of 55 ppg. Full stats will be up on the HSQB database by tonight! A note for Fred/Excelsior/others concerned with staaaaaats: all...
by nadph
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

We're going into the final round of playoffs right now; depending on the results of the next round, either Escobar or Harker A will have the advantage in a two-game series of finals. Other teams in the top bracket (no particular order) are Bellarmine A and B, Crystal Springs Uplands, and Mills.
by nadph
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

Our coach has sent the following out via email to representatives of all attending teams. Registration and rules @ 9 am; rounds begin @ 9:30 am. Location: O’Donnell Hall, 960 W. Hedding St, San Jose, CA 95126. (Bldg 2 here .) Please be sure to park in the guest parking lot; street parking is prohibi...
by nadph
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

Unfortunately, two of registered teams have had last-minute student drops and had to back out of the tournament, so we now have fourteen teams. More schedule and tournament format information below.
by nadph
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

I count sixteen teams, and it is Wednesday, so the field is now frozen barring any unexpected calamities. We'll provide more info about tournament buildings, parking, and the like soon. We hope to see you at the tournament!
by nadph
Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Middle school area archives
Topic: CMST 3-- call for writers!
Replies: 60
Views: 21757

Re: CMST 3?

I can contribute 10/10 to this in January or February.
by nadph
Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

Field updated as of 11/12. One week remains until the tournament! We will be freezing the field on Tuesday to give us time to work out any staffing confusions, so please, everyone who has expressed interest, send an official confirmation email to cfleitas [NOSPAM] [AT] bcp [DOT] org!
by nadph
Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cal Classic at Berkeley, December 3rd (Minn. Novice mirror)
Replies: 11
Views: 3798

Re: Cal Classic at Berkeley, December 3rd (Minn. Novice mirror)

Thanks! We're soliciting signups for this tournament right now; I would estimate we'll end up with 2-3 teams, although we could get more.
by nadph
Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cal Classic at Berkeley, December 3rd (Minn. Novice mirror)
Replies: 11
Views: 3798

Re: Cal Classic at Berkeley, December 3rd (Minn. Novice mirror)

Will this be BAAL or ACF format? (I'm assuming since it's non-NAQT that it's probably ACF, but just to confirm.)
by nadph
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BAAL Guy Fawkes tournament (Berkeley, November 5th)
Replies: 5
Views: 1736

Re: BAAL Guy Fawkes tournament (Berkeley, November 5th)

Official communication will come soon about this, but I know we have at least two teams, maybe a third. Not sure how the varsity-JV split will work if there is one.
by nadph
Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)
Replies: 13
Views: 4459

Re: BELLISARIUS (November 19th, 2011)

Field updates (as of 11/16): Confirmed: Bellarmine (house; 3 teams, 2+ buzzers, many staffers) Notre Dame, San Jose (4 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers) Escobar (1 teams, 0 buzzers, 1 staffer) Los Gatos (1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers) Concord (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer) Mills (1 teams, 1 buzzers, 0 sta...
by nadph
Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BAAL Halley's Comet tournament (Menlo School, October 29th)
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

Re: BAAL Halley's Comet tournament (Menlo School, October 29th)

We'll send a team or two to this, depending on availability.
by nadph
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Watch Jeopardy tonight!
Replies: 17
Views: 6627

Re: Watch Jeopardy tonight!

EDIT: Wrong place to post. Please ignore this.
by nadph
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 4254

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

Desai/Aggarwal has space for two free agents. Send us emails at nadesai.bcp[NOSPAM] at gmail dot com or ankit.aggarwal12[NOSPAM] at bcp dot org if you are interested.
by nadph
Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)
Replies: 30
Views: 4254

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Open Mirror at Stanford (08/13/11)

Myself and Nikhil will probably be going together along with (less probably) Sameer. If anyone else wants to tag along with us, you're most welcome to shoot an email to either myself (ankit.[email protected].org) or Nikhil (nadesai.[email protected].com) and we'll see what we can do to accommodate you. Email ...
by nadph
Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Suggest a question source for my tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 1260

Re: Suggest a question source for my tournament

Auroni's planned doubles tournament seems to fit current criteria as a possible set and (as a bonus) has no obvious current tournament attached to it, though I am obviously not speaking for him.
by nadph
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 All Subject Side Tournament - postponed
Replies: 26
Views: 6797

Re: Chicago Open Doubles/Quads

Is this still happening? Are there plans to read it online at some point? Has it been folded into MAGNI?
by nadph
Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27849

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

There was a recent discussion (prompted by LIST) about reevaluating the acceptability of biography clues (formerly unilaterally shunned by good quizbowl) - maybe that would count?
by nadph
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to Become a Good Science Player
Replies: 24
Views: 8863

Re: How to Become a Good Science Player

More online stuff: It seems you can unofficially view "Baby Rudin" (i.e. his Principles of Mathematical Analysis ) here (please don't make this fact known to publishers, otherwise the kind soul who posted this will probably face litigation). Compared to Real and Complex Analysis, it probably is more...
by nadph
Sun Jul 03, 2011 1:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Northern California Date Claim '11-'12
Replies: 5
Views: 1327

Northern California Date Claim '11-'12

Shamelessly copied from Harry White's template in the DC-area date claim . September 10: September 17: September 24: BAAL Decline and Fall @ Berkeley, IS-106A ( link ) October 1: SAT October 8: QK taping October 15: PSAT for most public schools October 22: October 29: BAAL Halley's Comet @ Menlo, IS...
by nadph
Tue Jun 28, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99876

Re: On-going season rankings

If these rankings are done next year, I suggest posting them in a locked thread and forbidding anyone from discussing them.
by nadph
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 10022

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

I'm pretty sure people were responding to Daniel Galitsky's proposition that novice tournaments have early speed rounds, not your post.
by nadph
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Colorado summer
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: Colorado summer

The abjectly terrible posts from the other thread were sent to the land of Dr. Zaius. As mentioned earlier, Moon Pie or WUHSAC (neither of which have been posted) seem to be viable.
by nadph
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)
Replies: 58
Views: 20090

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Chicago Open 2011 (July 30, 2011)

I know Berkeley traditionally mirrors this tournament on the same weekend as the main site - have you received word on whether that's happening this year?
by nadph
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit
Replies: 59
Views: 10022

Re: Attracting more teams to the DC circuit

I feel like tournaments are never going to be the best place to introduce completely new programs/players to quizbowl; we need to try doing outreach at practices or (for established programs) recruiting and explaining the game to new players. Running an introductory speed tournament in particular is...
by nadph
Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12
Replies: 52
Views: 8815

Re: NAQT distribution change for 2011-12

As much as I love the Pop Culture/Sports, I think this should probably set to 1/1 therefore probably letting there be more Fine Arts or Mythology, perhaps? EDIT: I'll apologize in advance if this isn't the type of discussion this thread was aiming for. Especially in HSNCT, I think this is a good id...
by nadph
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks
Replies: 48
Views: 13895

Re: PACE NSC 2011: Quick recap and Thanks

Clayton still has extraneous player names for the playoff rounds, it seems. These could probably be merged.