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by rchschem
Fri Dec 08, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Fall 2006 Results
Replies: 25
Views: 9452

Having had to have beaten SC in the PACE quarters last year after losing to them in the Saturday rounds, in no way do I mean THEY are the Who-dat school. This mysterious NY school that was #1 in the early KMO list and finally disappeared--that's where Lucy has some 'splaining to do. Googling might h...
by rchschem
Thu Dec 07, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Fall 2006 Results
Replies: 25
Views: 9452

When a who-dat school jumps right in at #1, skepticism is in order. I wonder how that played out?

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: KMO Fall 2006 Results
Replies: 25
Views: 9452

Raleigh Charter had 1632.
by rchschem
Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

Duh. (sound of smacking forehead).
by rchschem
Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

The genetive case answer is darn near the best bad neg I have ever heard.

Eric

Some further editing for NAQT purposes.
by rchschem
Tue Dec 05, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The Last Great Auk
Replies: 11
Views: 4805

If the last two had been killed by rifle fire, it would have been carbine diauckcide.

Since we're talking about the KMO and all.
by rchschem
Wed Nov 29, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

"...An early supporter of the Nazis..."

Buzz: Leibniz

That would be a VERY early supporter of the Nazis...
by rchschem
Wed Nov 22, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team in Tournament?
Replies: 28
Views: 10672

Eric, I think you contradict yourself here. If you "look askance," then you are not assuming that people are acting honestly. -Lee I don't know. "Trust but verify..." ETC made the point later in this thread: it's the taint of the conflict of interest. I would give the TD the benefit of the doubt pu...
by rchschem
Tue Nov 21, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Team in Tournament?
Replies: 28
Views: 10672

I'd look askance, even though I always assume people act honestly. Better to be scrupulously clean. It always looks bad to me when the host school wins or dominates the field.

Eric
by rchschem
Sun Nov 19, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompting and moderator training
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

OK. The imams question was not so clear an example, as it doesn't illustrate my point. What I am really addressing is the inconsistency that comes from some readers taking liberties. My feeling has always been to prompt if there is some chance that the player knows what they're talking about until t...
by rchschem
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Prompting and moderator training
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Prompting and moderator training

Tournament directors: How,and if, do you train/prepare readers for questions so as to minimize reader prompting? In a few recent tournaments, including my own, I've seen examples of moderators taking answers into their own hands and prompting where none should be given, or not when they should, whic...
by rchschem
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

" Their name originates from the language of the Eora aboriginal tribe and these animals are primarily nocturnal, using rodent-like claws and front teeth to dig extensive tunnel systems..."

Buzz: Kangaroos
Correct: Wombats

Eric
by rchschem
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Rt. Triangle Open (3/10/07) @ Raleigh Charter (NC)
Replies: 8
Views: 4082

RESULTS: Rt. Triangle Open (3/10/07) @ Raleigh Charter (NC)

The fourth Right Triangle Open will be held at Raleigh Charter on March 10. The format is a version of the dreaded Four Corners scheme: Part I: team directed questions Part II: team worksheet Part III: lightning round Part IV: Pyramid tossups/bonuses The tournament will be Swiss-paired in real time....
by rchschem
Mon Nov 13, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-07 NCATA Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 3508

3/31 is at the front end of our Spring Break. That doesn't mean we couldn't drum up a team. I'll have to promote it. I would say it's Wake County's break also, but since they don't compete, it's not really relevant. ANTMYABWF: RTO on March 10! We promoted this date on Saturday at the TrASH. Eric
by rchschem
Sat Nov 11, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: TrASH 2006 (11/11/06) at Raleigh Charter (NC)
Replies: 1
Views: 1435

Final Standings:

1. Cary Academy
2. Chapel Hill
3. Greensboro Day
4. Clayton A

Top Individual:

Felipe Lima (Cary Academy)

Complete stats available http://www.raleighcharterhs.org/NCATA/T ... dings.html

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Nov 01, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: QBStatGen Program
Replies: 9
Views: 3784

Is the release candidate (pre-bouncebacks) still available? I couldn't find a link on the site.

Eric
by rchschem
Wed Nov 01, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HS Celebrity Shoot (11/4/06) at Duke (Durham, NC)
Replies: 19
Views: 7774

She sent it out.

Eric
by rchschem
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HS Celebrity Shoot (11/4/06) at Duke (Durham, NC)
Replies: 19
Views: 7774

Has any further information been released?

For example: location, start time, etc?

Eric
by rchschem
Sun Oct 08, 2006 10:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

At the Tar Heel Cup Saturday (playing UTC's 9/30 set):

E.T. for Kool-Aid Man

Rosetta Stone for Spinach

"Hips on Crete" for Winged Victory.

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

KilroyWasHere wrote: Given: Legionnaire's Disease
Actual: Tornadoes
Now THAT'S a bad neg!

That's how we do it in the N.C., b****.

Eric
by rchschem
Sun Oct 01, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Oct 1 to Oct 8: Integrating the internet and quiz bowl
Replies: 8
Views: 6193

Re: Starting questions

1) Describe how you personally use the internet when it comes to your personal preparation for the game. Sources for writing questions (even Wikipedia sometimes, though with vigilance), packet swaps/archive searches, discussions with other coaches and players. 2) How do you use the internet when it ...
by rchschem
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:51 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: Tar Heel Cup 2006 (10/7/06) at UNC
Replies: 11
Views: 5727

I think this is the first time anyone's closed a field in an NC tournament. Yet another milestone...

Can we get a field update now that it's locked? I am particularly interested in knowing if my registration made it in under the wire.

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HS Celebrity Shoot (11/4/06) at Duke (Durham, NC)
Replies: 19
Views: 7774

That's an accurate description provided there haven't been any tweaks for 06. John (and anyone else reading this)--I think there are plans afoot to run one of these up in DC now that Dr. Chuck is hangin' in Alexandria. You really should go if you get the chance. This format is a lot of fun and so di...
by rchschem
Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: RESULTS: HS Celebrity Shoot (11/4/06) at Duke (Durham, NC)
Replies: 19
Views: 7774

Aren't the questions coming via Dr. Chuck and Case Western?

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Keeping Score In-Game
Replies: 36
Views: 13085

Keeping score does take away from the momentum-breaking, pause-inducing emergency score check request that coaches love to ask for at question 18 out of a 20 question set. Or am I the only person who does that? :oops: I have never encouraged score keeping by players. If they want to do it, and many ...
by rchschem
Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 TrASH! (11/11/06) @ Raleigh Charter HS (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

metsfan001 wrote:Are these tossups actually going to be trashy, or is it just the name?
Total trash, baby. Check your academics at the door.

All Britney Spears questions count double.

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006-07 NCATA Schedule
Replies: 7
Views: 3508

We decided on March 24 for NCOAST, right? There's none of that basketball stuff going on then, is there? The Mad March thing or whatever it's called?
by rchschem
Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 TrASH! (11/11/06) @ Raleigh Charter HS (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

I hope these devilish, defiling questions will be available for purchase.
Natch.

With regard to college folk coming to play, we're happy to take your money. We'll work out something whereby your victories don't hurt the high school teams.

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 TrASH! (11/11/06) @ Raleigh Charter HS (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

The details: $50 base per team, with a $10 discount per buzzer (1 max per team). Tournament starts at 9 am on November 11 here in sunny Raleigh. There is a righteous satellite picture of the school on Google Earth--just zoom to 1111 Haynes Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. You can send registration info an...
by rchschem
Wed Sep 06, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 TrASH! (11/11/06) @ Raleigh Charter HS (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

6 prelim rounds, each 20 TU, 2-3 part possibly related bonus questions. Top 8 teams advance to a playoff (consolation bracket if enough people are interested).

But then I suppose you're asking about cost, etc. I will post those details by the end of the week.

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Starting quiz bowlers at a very early age
Replies: 20
Views: 8297

I'm reading my 3-year-old "Babar's Art Museum" and the Olivia books. She gets the commentary tracks complete with artist, title, and interesting tidbits about the work. She also listens to the "Baby Einstein" pieces and knows the tunes, if not yet the titles.

Never too young for QB.

Eric
by rchschem
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Aug 1-8, 2006: Best Practices for the Best Practices
Replies: 19
Views: 13574

Re: OPEN until 8/8: Best Practices for the Best Practices

1) Describe a typical practice. We meet 2x/week, usually 75 minutes. 2) Do students actually study? Yes. We provide lists and give weekly quizzes, whose results we post. This fall we'll start having players present short lectures on topics and presenting their own lists. 3) How do you develop a team...
by rchschem
Mon Jul 17, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: July 15 to 24: Recruiting team members
Replies: 45
Views: 40038

I thought I might be able to add something meaningful to the discussions, but there really is nothing new under the sun. I've tried just about everything on this list to recruit and retain. The most successful technique we have used to recruit is having current players bring in friends of theirs who...
by rchschem
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 18971

Yep. We bled hard.
by rchschem
Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 18971

Kevin, Scott, Philip Marshall. I know that's five. We'll have to sort that out.
by rchschem
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NCATA 2006-07
Replies: 47
Views: 18971

And of course, three years ago there was no one from NC at ACE. Yet another sign that NC is ascendant. Katie's off doing something in Colorado with Sandra Day O'Connor this summer and Josh is doing research in Israel, but I think the rest of our A players and most of the B team is in Maryville. Hope...
by rchschem
Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pronunciation
Replies: 67
Views: 29606

Wow, is this overwrought. There's a whole passel of dissertations about pronunciation here that don't or can't really help players or moderators. How about this: if the moderator isn't sure, he/she asks the player to spell the word/name. If the spelling is phonetically close and doesn't introduce ex...
by rchschem
Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Inexpensive Buzzer Systems
Replies: 20
Views: 22385

Still love the Novel Electronic Designs kits (buzzersystems.com). RCHS owns three and they work great. After three years of banging away the wiring on some of the handlhelds got hinky and we had to send back several for repair. That can be a little pricey, but as long as the kiddies aren't mashing t...
by rchschem
Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22829

Maybe we writers just need to broaden our horizons.

Less Dickens, more Trollope! (insert own ribald joke here)

Eric
by rchschem
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Retiring Some Questions?
Replies: 51
Views: 22829

The photoelectric effect is another one of those that shows up all the time. I think I've heard just about every lead-in to it. There are several ways to get to it, so there's usually something for kids to learn about it. But there are other topics that could be asked about. I wonder if this is a ma...
by rchschem
Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Deferring on bonuses
Replies: 10
Views: 5027

My favorite technique is the "defensive deference", where a captain defers to a teammate at the last second because he or she doesn't know the answer and thinks he heard something credible from the other teammate. The look on the other teammate's face is priceless. Why do there have to be any rules ...
by rchschem
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Pace-NSC 2006
Replies: 6
Views: 4029

Will next year's PACE program guide be called "The Autobiography of PACE X"?

Eric
by rchschem
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

At PACE:

Sea Monkeys for Fiji Mermaid.
by rchschem
Fri Jun 16, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 TrASH! (11/11/06) @ Raleigh Charter HS (Raleigh, NC)
Replies: 8
Views: 3295

2006 TrASH! (11/11/06) @ Raleigh Charter HS (Raleigh, NC)

Raleigh Charter High School will be hosting the first annual TrASH (Triangle Anti-Smart Hootenanny) November 11.

We felt like defiling Veterans' day.
by rchschem
Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: the most annoying thing about quizbowl
Replies: 22
Views: 11331

metsfan001 wrote:Howard, the genitive neutral plural of bonus is bonorum. . . .
Bonorum? I hardly know him!


Aliases were fun for about 5 minutes.

Eric
by rchschem
Sat Jun 10, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Jeopardy tryouts
Replies: 21
Views: 9839

When I was on in '97, they said something like 25,000 people try out and only about 500 are selected, and that's for the regular show. Your odds are likely much worse for the high school or college shows, even though the applicant pool is smaller. Passing the tryout is the easy part. Your folder has...
by rchschem
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2006 NAQT HSNCT
Replies: 309
Views: 132174

Has anyone told any of you Montgomery guys about the logistics of the Japan competition? All of the questions will be asked at 50 Hz, not 60. And team A sits on the left, not the right. Good luck, guys. It sounds like RM played the way I would have expected them to. We look forward to seeing you, i...
by rchschem
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Best Powers
Replies: 161
Views: 69997

Not to take away from your moment, but after "It was woven..." what else would one say?

The Shroud of Turin?
The (vicious) Towel of Bristol?

Eric
by rchschem
Mon May 22, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320063

In a bonus about G G-M, after the mention of a century in Macondo...

"1000 Years of Solitude"

Also, this gem:

"...name this capital of the Inca empire."

"Couscous"

Eric