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by Smuttynose Island
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 164874

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

When will the official final standings be released, because the "Results" link on the PACE website just goes to the PACE homepage?
by Smuttynose Island
Tue May 24, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database
Replies: 108
Views: 82408

Re: Torrey Pines Quizbowl Database

Out of curiosity, is there any way that you could let individual users create a list of "favorite sets" or saved groups of sets and question types so that all the person would have to do is select that group and then play rather than scrolling through the list of tournaments and selecting each indiv...
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 21, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 12524

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

I know that it's a long shot, but did anyone find an all-French copy of Gargantua and Pantagruel laying around somewhere? I think I left my copy in one of the bottom floor rooms.

Edit: Also, this was an enjoyable tournament. Thank you for hosting it.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 19, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 12524

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

For seeding purposes, it looks like TJ A will be composed of one member of our normal A team and two members from our B team. Our B team is composed of three people who'd usually play on a C team if we had enough kids.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun May 15, 2011 11:10 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 12524

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

Because other people have had problems with emails getting through, I wanted to make sure that you got TJ's registration email. We haven't gotten a response to it yet.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 14, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99333

Re: On-going season rankings

DanAMan at Rider Bowl II was one member of TJ B, namely me, playing solo, if you chose to use those stats.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 14, 2011 7:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44622

Re: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]

I just wanted to say that I had a great time playing solo at this tournament. It was efficiently run and the questions, as all HSAPQ questions, were superb. The set did seem a little harder than 15 though, but that may just be me.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 14, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Maryland Spring Tournament
Replies: 63
Views: 12524

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament

As for the tournament being moved, I suppose that's up to Paul, but is there an actual reason beyond one dude on GDS wanting it to be on May 22? VCU is also hosting a tournament on May 21. Since VCU is not very far from UMD-CP, I would assume that there would be some people who would like to go to ...
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 07, 2011 2:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44622

Re: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Even with 12 rounds, we may be done this tournament before 5pm. Last year we played 10 rounds and finished before 4pm.
If it helps, it looks as if TJ will be able to bring at least one and possibly two experienced moderators.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed May 04, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 19246

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

We will be mirroring the LIST set on either the 15th or 22nd of May. Are both of these tournaments still happening? If so, have announcements been posted for each? With the tournament potentially less than two weeks away, it would be awesome to know this. With tournaments on both the 14th and 22nd ...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon May 02, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44622

Re: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Hey, there are less than two weeks to go and we don't have a big field at all. Why don't you sign up?
TJ just did.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon May 02, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99333

Re: On-going season rankings

In case it matters, both TJ A and B were undermanned at Mid-Atlantic Championship. TJ A was missing Diana from its traditional lineup, while TJ B was a two man team missing both of its best NAQT players from its traditional lineup and one player working on 1.5hrs of sleep.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 3136

Re: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

wexs883198215 wrote:Hm, I guess there's no point in us filling out that form now? Sorry for being so slow, but we actually did get 4 players to commit to going today...
You guys should come party at Mid-Atlantic Championships with us then.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Mid-Atlantic Regionals at VCU (5/1)
Replies: 20
Views: 5614

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Mid-Atlantic Regionals at VCU (5/1)

It is increasingly likely that TJ will be sending at least two teams to this.

Edit: This is the case.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)
Replies: 26
Views: 6567

Re: Class of 2011 High School Set (Interest Check)

I'd love to help write US History, Euro History, and/or Astronomy questions for this.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:26 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED - GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)
Replies: 18
Views: 3136

Re: GREYSON at TJ (4/30/11)

Hey with this being under two weeks away, people should sign up to play what we hope will be a great set.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU NAQT Virginia State Tournament (4/2)
Replies: 12
Views: 3953

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU NAQT Virginia State Tournament (4/2)

Out of curiosity, will stats from the finals games be published?
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU NAQT Virginia State Tournament (4/2)
Replies: 12
Views: 3953

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU NAQT Virginia State Tournament (4/2)

A Barehanded Telethon Mirth Gun wrote:TJ B beat TJ A again?
Yeah. This time though TJ B was a three man team and TJ A was a four man team.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99333

Re: On-going season rankings

For what it's worth, TJ B was missing it's best NAQT player at VA States today and was essentially a three man TJ C at VCU Spring.

EDIT: Thank you for the compliment Raynell.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Minnesota Undergraduate Mirror (3/19/11) at Maryland
Replies: 15
Views: 5251

Re: Minnesota Undergraduate Mirror (3/19/11) at Maryland

Do you have any estimate on what time this should end?
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29: Congratulations State College!
Replies: 112
Views: 34434

Re: 2011 NAQT HSNCT: May 27-29, Atlanta

I was wondering if TJ could get any confirmation of NAQT receiving our B team's wildcard bid? We sent it in by e-mail two business days and haven't received any acknowledgment that NAQT received it.

EDIT: Thank you.
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 19246

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

Perhaps after the impact of snow on last year's tournament schedule, those wild and crazy kids running those tournaments chose to go ahead and stick their tournaments on the dates where there was less chance of a sudden cancellation? So, like, high schools should just never have competitions in Jan...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)
Replies: 13
Views: 3403

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)

For seeding purposes, it might help to know that TJ A will be composed of people usually on TJ B.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)
Replies: 13
Views: 3403

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VCU Winter Tournament (1/23)

Out of curiosity, how hard or easy is this set supposed to be?

EDIT: Thank you.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 19246

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

Frater Taciturnus wrote: January 23: VCU Winter Tournament (Richmond, Virginia) (VCU/Vandy)
With this being less than a month away, is it still happening? I don't think that a formal announcement has been made yet.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11
Replies: 108
Views: 19246

Re: DC/MD/VA Date Claim '10-'11

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:
Frater Taciturnus wrote:February 12 : Thomas Jefferson Housewrite
Is this still happening? Is there going to be a formal announcement in a thread? Or did i just miss it somehow?
Yes this is still happening, although we will most likely use a vendor set. The housewrite will most likely be in April.
by Smuttynose Island
Fri Dec 24, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CR Rider Bowl II (May 14, 2011) [CONFIRMED DATE CHANGE!]
Replies: 75
Views: 44622

Re: Caesar Rodney Rider Bowl II (April 16, 2011)

We will be using HSAPQ set #17, which is a set of reformatted HSAPQ-produced VHSL questions. The set we will receive will be reformatted from the original VHSL format and will have 15 sets and be standard 20/20 (meaning that many teams in Virginia, unfortunately, cannot play this set) . Does this m...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: DR YAKUB (12/11/10) at the University of Maryland
Replies: 39
Views: 11580

Re: DR YAKUB (12/11/10) at the University of Maryland

DumbJaques wrote:The field appears set, though in theory we'd still take additional teams if someone got in touch with me very soon.
Did you get TJ's registration?
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: General Discussion
Replies: 46
Views: 6613

Re: General Discussion

Also, for the record, there was no tossup on permittivity of free space. It was the answer to a hard part of a bonus. After the game I asked our moderator if "e nought" or "epsilon nought"(the way you say the symbol for permittivity of free space) was an acceptable answer for "permittivity of free ...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: On-going season rankings
Replies: 391
Views: 99333

Re: On-going season rankings

I suppose it's worth pointing out that "JT B" was a three man team for two playoff games at HFT and a one man team for the last playoff game.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Nov 18, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: Cheap books that are quiz bowl useful

Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe is great for Astronomy although it's not cheap new.
The AMSCO for U.S. History is great for picking up U.S. History knowledge.
by Smuttynose Island
Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:13 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors
Replies: 13
Views: 9593

Re: BATE High School Tournament Available for Mirrors

The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio wrote:How does a team go 3-7 and have a 1.11 BC?
It gets more tossups than another team with a similar PPB three times.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10
Replies: 48
Views: 16893

Re: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10

Carangoides ciliarius wrote:Did Jonathan from TJ B really go 9-0-0 against Walter Johnson? That's pretty... unbelievable. I'm assuming TJ B didn't suddenly get 4.55ppb in that round too.
No, he went 4-0-1 that round.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10
Replies: 48
Views: 16893

Re: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10

Who should I email about issues with the stats?
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Oct 28, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Harvard Fall Tournament V (11/13/10)
Replies: 106
Views: 125790

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

Do you have an estimated finish time for this tournament? TJQB is trying to figure out how it is getting back from this. Thank you.
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10
Replies: 35
Views: 9487

Re: Harvard Mirror at Whitman 11/13/10

dimhalikias wrote:What does RMP stand for?
"RMP" stands for Religion Myth and Philosophy.
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10
Replies: 48
Views: 16893

Re: FRIGHT: The Tournament to Keep Fear Alive @ RMHS, 10/30/10

Around what time do you expect the break for lunch to begin? I'm debating if it is worth leaving this during lunch to go to the rallies.
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)
Replies: 27
Views: 12501

Re: TJ Fall Novice Mirror (10/16/10)

Prof.Whoopie wrote:Also, Brian Potter is this year's David Cohen. It will be interesting to see if Marshall comes to much else this year. I hope they do.
Marshall went to Maryland Spring Invitational last year and did pretty well: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... mdetail#t8
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Fall Kickoff Tournament at Boise State (10/30/10)
Replies: 24
Views: 4948

Re: Fall Kickoff Tournament at Boise State (9/30/10)

Unless the Boise State Quizbowl team has unlocked the mysteries of time travel, I think that you accidentally put the wrong date in the topic subject line.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Question Placement
Replies: 11
Views: 2149

Re: Question Placement

Finally, trash should be early (my team lost a very close match on a Yao Ming part of the final bonus in last year's DAFT and we were not happy). Just a thought, but if you wanted to limit the potential of trash impacting a match, then shouldn't it be placed towards the end? The earlier a trash bon...
by Smuttynose Island
Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings
Replies: 51
Views: 10282

Re: Planned HS Top 25(+?) Rankings

Ronnie the Bear wrote: Thomas Jefferson* - Diana, Siddharth, Stephen(?), Olivia(?)
With the exception of Thaila and Greyson, TJ returns all of the people it sent to PACE.
by Smuttynose Island
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Books "for Quizbowl"
Replies: 217
Views: 160684

Re: Books "for Quizbowl"

octo wrote:How about good books for astronomy? Not wholly for quizbowl, but of course quizbowl relevancy is always a plus.

The astronomy class that I took last year used Astronomy: From the Earth to the Universe, which I enjoyed. It's easy to understand and it covers many astronomy topics well.
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Two Part Answers to Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Two Part Answers to Questions

Like another TJer, I'm looking for some help with writing high-school level questions, although this time it's U.S. History. I'm wondering how acceptable two part answers are. For instance if one wrote an tossup on Sacco and Vanzetti, it would be acceptable to ask for both of the last names, because...
by Smuttynose Island
Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11228

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

Of course, this defense of trash pretty much requires a different type of trash than NAQT currently produces. It means more Larry Doby and less Larry Hughes, though I still think that many current figures could be tossed up. I think that this is a most excellent idea. There are many things out ther...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: How should NAQT change its distribution for 2010-11?
Replies: 58
Views: 11228

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

Perhaps reducing trash or geography to around 1/1 distribution and then adding to the Fine Arts?
by Smuttynose Island
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information
Replies: 287
Views: 113661

Re: PACE NSC: format changes, 2010 information

I remember a question on time dilation that mentioned Ives and Stillwell in the first line and the word "effect." Was it a poor decision to buzz in and say doppler effect? Should I have waited? Yes, it was a poor decision, but no, you should not have had to wait. The question stated that the effect...
by Smuttynose Island
Sat May 29, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Getting Good at History
Replies: 41
Views: 7771

Re: Getting Good at History

The AMSCO US History book The AMSCO US History book is nice, but I felt that it tended to scratch the surface a lot of the times. I found that America: A Narrative History was a much more comprehensive book. It's also around twice as long as AMSCO, but it's a great book if you really want to learn ...
by Smuttynose Island
Thu May 27, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: CANCELLED: Super Smart Brothers Brawl
Replies: 80
Views: 19722

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

While this packet is not going to be used, I'm pretty sure that the circle tossup has one clue that is the definition of an ellipse(Yes, Circle's are a special type of ellipse, but still). The specific line is this one: "Apollonius of Perga defined one of these figures as any figure having a constan...
by Smuttynose Island
Wed May 26, 2010 8:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing
Replies: 31
Views: 5449

Re: Studying for Trash... if There Is Such a Thing

In my opinion, studying for Trash is a lot like studying for anything else, except the media (no possible pun intended) is different. For instance, if you want to get good at Literature you read books, poems, learn about authors etc. If you want to get good at non-sports trash you listen to songs an...
by Smuttynose Island
Tue May 25, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: TELESCOP at NIU 10-30-2010
Replies: 22
Views: 6092

Re: SCOP Mirror at NIU 10-30-2010

A potential type II error did come up at our mirror. Two TJ C players who had been dragooned to play NSC asked to play on the ground that they hadn't themselves qualifed for NSC. Their stats weren't that impressive, so we let them play and they didn't destroy the field or anything like that so it s...